Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – 5 stars
In Real Life by Jessica Love – 3 stars
Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame – 1 star
Air Awakens by Elise Kova – 4 stars
Truthwitch was action-packed throughout the entire novel and filled with many adventures. It is told in third POV with a focus on four individuals. Each of the four main characters—Safiya, Iseult, Merik, and Aeduan—brought their own insights and twists to the story, which kept it fresh, moving, and very interesting. I especially loved Safi and Iseult’s friendship. All in all, they balanced each other out perfectly, and make a pretty badass fighting duo, too. And, oh man, don’t even get me started with the romance. I was dying the entire time just waiting for it to happen. And when it did? It was glorious. I loved Truthwitch so very much and it’s most definitely a new favorite of mine. This is a must-read, and I can’t recommend it enough. Read my full review here.
In Real Life sounded just like the cute read I needed. However, it wasn’t executed as I hoped it would be. While this book was cute, it was a little too much for me due to unnecessary drama, clichés, and unrelatable characters. Read my full review here.
Did I Mention I Love You? frustrated me and not in a good kind of way. Some tough topics are discussed in this book, which is good. What I don’t like, though, and what really made me angry? The main character having an eating disorder. And it not being touched on. Not. Even. Once. I am unhappy and disappointed with this read. Read my full review here.
Air Awakens is the start to a very promising series. I enjoyed reading about the main character, Vhalla, a lot. She is very innocent and naive in the beginning, but I liked how by the end of the novel, she was already transforming into a strong warrior. I loved the love interest, Aldrik. I mean, who doesn’t love a mysterious, dark prince? I especially loved watching Vhalla and Aldrik’s relationship transform from apprentice to friendship to even something more. There were a few slower parts of the novel, but that is to be expected when being introduced to a new world. I recommend this to fans of elemental magic, fantasy stories. Read my full review here.