One-line Reviews: Spring 2023

I’m technically on hiatus, but it’s just impossible for me not to share my thoughts on the books I read apparently haha so to compromise here I am offering a recap with this post of one-line reviews for some of the books I’ve read/finished so far this year (be prepared for quite the assortment as you scroll haha). It’s short and gets to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual sprawling review style then this is the complete opposite. If you do prefer my lengthier posts then you’ll be excited to know that a few books not on this list will have their reviews shared one a day for the rest of this week with a more in-depth spotlight.

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Note: Click on the cover of a book to visit its Goodreads page.

Fantasy Horror | This Peter Pan retelling was creepy, bloody, bizarre, occasionally hard to follow, often only partially thought through, and certainly hard to care about (about anything or anyone), and just…no.

Non-Fiction | Color me shooketh but I actually enjoyed this detailed and informative yet funny and quick-paced non-fiction adventure about animal law breakers.

YA Historical Fantasy | Magical as promised, intriguing as hoped, and creepier than expected.

Science Fiction | An intriguing premise with exciting sci-fi promise that in actuality is just a predictable story about regular people that delivers terrible satisfaction even at its conclusion.

Historical Fiction | Witty, never stalling, and the perfect balance between dark and amusing (and for whatever reason I read the entire thing in a British accent lol).

“Cozy” Murder Mystery | A bit dated, a bit small town quirky, a bit too…ya know, I don’t think I enjoy reading these stories as much as I don’t mind watching them on TV, which seems odd somehow.

Contemporary Romance | Heavier than a Hallmark movie with easy-to-consume writing despite a complicated situation.

YA Dystopia | I’m not sure anything can really bring back the golden era of YA dystopia but this was a fun adventure nonetheless.

Witchy Mystery | A lovely cover, good writing, but a terribly frustratingly typical and boring plot.

YA Mystery | A bit lovely, a bit tragic, a bit cold, and its ending was a vast horizon of maybe’s too big to answer.

YA Fantasy | A beautifully written YA fantasy where once the dazzle wears off leaves you realizing that not much happened at all.

YA Contemporary Fantasy | A cliché YA fantasy inspired by Indian mythology that had me incredibly jealous and wishing I too had a tiger I could snuggle.

Psychological Thriller…Romance? | A psychotic thriller with a cast made entirely of terrible people and honestly I’m not sure if that was intentional or not.

NA Romance | This series is crazy, chaotic, tense, insane, sweet, wild, gritty, twisty, etc. and for whatever reason it gripped me in book one and kept me hooked through to the end.

Thank you to the author for sending me an eARC this book!

Reviews coming soon:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Fiction), Beyond the Wand (Memoir), The Chemist (Thriller), I’m Glad My Mom Died (Memoir), A Long Stretch of Bad Days (YA Mystery), and This Will Be Funny Someday (YA Contemporary).

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