Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up [August 17-23, 2020]

I am back with another wrap up of what I have been reading. I find it easier to do it this way. Although next month for September Swoons, I will be posting a lot of romance book reviews. Just because I want to promote romance next month and give love to all of those wonderful NetGalley books I have waiting for me. But anyway, last week I read six books.

Here they are.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Owens women have been cursed for generations by an ancestor. All the men they fall in love with will die. No matter what. Sisters Gillian and Sally go to live with their aunts after their parents die, and this is the story of them as adults raising children and falling in love. But there is the curse and a man under the bushes to worry about as well…

I wanted to read this because I love the movie. It is much different than the movie. I will actually be doing a longer review to compare the book and movie. So I will just say I thought this book was okay.

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare

Claire is living a new town because her dad took a coach job. She immediately butts heads with the quarterback. They are rivals, but she also thinks he is cute. But Adam Meade doesn’t date. He wants to play football and get a scholarship for a good college. The last thing either of them want to do is fall in love.

I was intrigued by this book from the cover. I wanted it and thought it was going to be good. Normally I like the hate to love trope. And add in sports, and it is extra fun. However, this book just didn’t appeal to me the way I had hoped. Normally I like the books from Wattpad, but this one was just kind of shallow. All of the events happened quickly, and I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it had been a little longer.

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Sawkill Island is home to a monster that eats girls. And it has been happening for generations. When Marion moves to the island with her family, something happens to her and it awakens something else on the island. It is the rock who knows the girls of sawkill need to be saved, and there is a way to do it. Two girls will save the island.

I read this because of all the hype around it. I thought it was going to be great. I liked all the creepy aspects, but the story was kind of a let down. I was like a little annoyed by the whole superhero idea, and I just don’t know if I could recommend this book. It has fantastic sapphic rep and ace rep, which I love. But the overall story arc was a letdown. I think this author doesn’t work for me.

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Heartbones by Colleen Hoover

Beyah finds her mother dead of an overdose and goes to live with her dad and step family. She just wants to get through the summer so she can attend college on a full scholarships. Her dad doesn’t know about what happened to her mom or all the struggles she faced. Her step sister introduces her to a rich guy named Samson, but Beyah isn’t going to get close to him. But summer can make minds change.

CoHo is an author I read often, even if I do not like her books a lot. Sometimes I do, but this one wasn’t my favorite. I thought some of the aspects of the story were good, but it went downhill for me when there was a twist. The twist was weird, and it ruined the story. There was also a scene where they find a dead body, and I just was not having it. I will probably keep reading CoHo and keep giving her books the same type of reviews.

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Neighborly by Katrina Jackson

A black couple moves into a house, and their neighbors have an open marriage. So they are obviously going to become neighborly.

I should have known by the cover this was going to just be about sex. There is nothing wrong with erotica, but I think it works better when there is some plot. I thought this was awesome to have queer black women, but the polyamory could have happened more. The story is good if someone wants to just use it to get off, but do not read if you want more of a story.

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Karen’s Rollerskates by Katy Farina

It is just a graphic novel of the book originally by Ann M Martin. Her step sister Karen is roller skating and breaks her arm. And this is the story about her recovery. It was adorable.

I love these books are being redone for a new generation in graphic novels. I have been loving a lot of the middle grade novels I have been reading. I enjoy the media as a whole, and I think MG may be some of my favorite type of graphic novels. These books remind me of being a kid, and I love the feeling.

4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

What did you read this week?

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