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(re-read) Not going to lie – Indy’s fashion sense sounds terrifying…. I’m not sure if it’s the age gap, the genuine local style, or Ashley’s way of describing it but it sounds like something in an 80’s horror movie set at a music festival. Probably my only ‘complaint’. I’d be worried about Indy and Ally’s habit of trouble if my best friend and I weren’t somewhat similar – just more in an introverted, small town way.
Looking back I think this was more of a 2.5 rating than 3.
I highly recommend this series, I’ve read Cross the Line (4 stars), One Good Reason (4 stars) and now the fourth book and I’ve enjoyed each of the characters. Still haven’t picked up the first book though. “I don’t do threesomes. If I wanted to simultaneously disappoint two people, I’d go out to dinner with my parents.“
Skim read some early chapters but liked the story overall.
This was my second read of this book and I still really loved it. I haven’t read the first book in the series or the third and I probably won’t but I really loved these specific characters and this story.
3.5 stars for the re-read. It was originally 5 stars. I still love the characters and story but due to the timeline jumping it was confusing.
Another re-read but I felt like reading a book featuring a dragon. This is a Snow White retelling. I want to read the sequel, The Wish Granter (Rumpelstiltskin retelling), and the upcoming release, The Traitor Prince (The False Prince and The Prince and the Pauper), but I just couldn’t get into the Wish Granter and the teasers I’ve read for The Traitor Prince don’t appeal to me much. Each book is a standalone in the same world so I don’t have to read them to continue with previously introduced characters but I enjoyed The Shadow Queen so much that I wish I could get into the others…
Don’t mistake my reading over half the series for me actually loving the series – hence the low ratings. The characters were compelling and Urban Fantasies are always quick reads for me.
I was actually planning on reading Snyder’s other high fantasy series, the Study series, because I was craving the kind of comradery that was featured in that series (close knit group of friends) but I just couldn’t get into it at the time so I went for Touch of Power because it features a similar dynamic.
Re-Read: I spent the day laughing out loud. My abs have had more of a workout from this novel than they would have from the PT I’ve actually been forced to do this past week. I did note a few ‘mistakes’ or ‘typos’ – but I didn’t note them my first read through. I literally loved Brooke, Cain and Carly – I identified with Brooke a lot and damn if I find me a Cain I’ll be more than happy.
What books did YOU read in July?
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