One-line Reviews: June 2022

Sayonara, June! Time for my post of one-line reviews for a few of the books I’ve read/finished this month. 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. Follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to keep up with all of the books I read each month.

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The Murder of Mr. Wickham

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray (2022)

~eARC review~

Fiction | Mystery | Historical

Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray—a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Mr. Wickham, one of literature’s most notorious villains, meets a sudden and suspicious end in this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Jane Austen’s leading literary characters.

The happily married Mr. Knightley and Emma are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—characters beloved by Jane Austen fans. Definitely not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him an even broader array of enemies. As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, it’s clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet they’re all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst.

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The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (2018)
-eARC Review-

the wren hunt

YA Fiction | Paranormal/Mythology
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good. Continue reading

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen (2018)
-eARC Review-

beast

YA Fiction | Fantasy
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier’s cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Continue reading

The Goblins of Bellwater (Q&A + Giveaway!)

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle (2017)
-eARC Review-

the goblins of bellwater

NA Fiction | Paranormal | Romance | (TV-14)
3 Stars
Blurb:

A contemporary romance inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market.” Four neighbors encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…  Continue reading

The Reader

The Reader by M.K. Harkins (2016)
-NetGalley Review-

The Reader

YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.  Continue reading

Princess of Tyrone

Princess of Tyrone (The Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #1) by Katie Hamstead (2016)
-NetGalley Review-

Princess of Tyrone

NA Fiction | Fantasy | Sci-Fi3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone. Continue reading