My Thoughts on the Aspect and Anchor Series by Ruby Dixon

My Thoughts on the Aspect and Anchor Series by Ruby Dixon

When I'm trying to get out of a reading slump, I usually end up reading something from Ruby Dixon. There was a series I hadn't checked out of hers so I added all the books immediately to my Kindle Unlimited without reading the synopsis of them beforehand. I figured I was getting into another light-hearted sci-fi book series that was maybe 400 pages at most and the majority being sex scenes. That's not what happened when I started reading Aspect and Anchor. For starters, I would not class these as science fiction, other than the fact they don't take place on earth (though one of the main characters in the first book came from there). Aspect and Anchor is more fantasy than science fiction (even though it's classed as such on Amazon). So, I thought I would give my overall thoughts on the series rather than talk about each book individually.…

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My Thoughts on A Taste of Poison (Entangled with Fae, Book 4) by Tessonja Odette

My Thoughts on A Taste of Poison (Entangled with Fae, Book 4) by Tessonja Odette

Who doesn't love a good fairy tale/folklore retelling? Tessonja Odette is back at it again, this time with a Snow White retelling. But instead of seven dwarves and a magic mirror, there are a few twists to how these are incorporated into the world of Entangled with Fae. I did receive an advanced reader copy (ARC) of this book, so it's not out quite yet. But I didn't want to hold off on sharing my thoughts on the latest standalone novel in this series.…

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Netflix’s Persuasion (2022) was a Hot Mess

Netflix’s Persuasion (2022) was a Hot Mess

Netflix recently released an adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion, which was a hot mess, to say the least. I can get into a period drama movie when it's done right. When it's not, a 1h 47m movie will take me hours to complete. If I finish it at all, and unfortunately for this adaptation, it fell into that category. So, I thought I would discuss the ways this movie went wrong.…

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New v. Old Book Covers: Which do I Prefer?

New v. Old Book Covers: Which do I Prefer?

Publishers often change up book covers either to bring in a new audience or encourage individuals to buy additional editions of their favorite series. Sometimes, I liked the new design over the old one. But usually, it's the other way around. So, I thought I would compare some of my favorite series where the covers were drastically changed over the years.…

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My Thoughts on From Tormented Tides by Val E. Lane

My Thoughts on From Tormented Tides by Val E. Lane

I learned about this book through TikTok from the author and was super intrigued about it right away. And was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of From Tormented Tides by Val E. Lane. This book is a contemporary pirate fantasy with a slow-burn romance that starts out with a snippet of what's to come at the climax of the book. And I was hooked right away from the prologue. So, I'm going to be breaking down my thoughts on the book without giving too many spoilers.…

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My Thoughts on The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, Book 2) by Danielle L. Jensen

My Thoughts on The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, Book 2) by Danielle L. Jensen

After reading The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen I was looking forward to the next book in the series called The Traitor Queen. Aren has been taken captive after Lara's father conquered Ithicana using plans by Lara that she decided against sending to him, thus making her a traitor and banished from Ithicana. I was curious to see how this was going to play out especially between Lara and Aren, as the last time they saw each other Aren kicked her out of his kingdom and stated that he would kill her if he ever saw her face again. How they are going to reconcile was something I wanted to know, as I couldn't see a happily ever after happening for them after those events.…

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The Story Inconsistencies of Stranger Things Season 4

The Story Inconsistencies of Stranger Things Season 4

It's been ages since I decided to write about a show, but there were several story inconsistencies that I noted while watching the latest season of Stranger Things that I felt it was warranted. Now don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the season but there were quite a few things that were "off" about it.…

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Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

The year is officially halfway over, so I thought it was time to look back at all the books I've read so far since the start of 2022. Several of these books I read multiple times during the course of the year, so the actual number of books is higher if you take that into consideration, but I didn't count how many times I re-read books, and some of them I only re-read certain sections, like returning to the romance only portion of some books and skipping the plot. It depends on the book and what I was in the mood for at the time. I also did not include any books that I read in previous years in this list, only the new ones.…

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