My recent reads were a cute Hallmark romance (with an equally cheesy movie that is worth the watch!), a boring classic with like three good scenes, and a fun YA fantasy graphic novel featuring a sassy android with a heart of gold.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Romances with bookshops as a setting are my kryptonite. There were a ton of great elements in this novel that added up to a quite good read: the romantic history between Jamie and Sawyer, the awkwardness between Rick and Lucy, the history of the bookshop, the love of books (and food), and the rekindling of Jamie and Sawyer’s relationship. A little more length would have allowed their romance to rebloom more fully, but this book was still a very nice portrayal of love.
Sidenote: Jamie compared Sawyer to Wentworth a few times and made it all sound so romantic, so I immediately started reading Persuasion after finishing this book.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Classics seem to be not for me… I was super bored for 90% of this book. So much of it was not about Anne and Wentworth. I got to the point where I had no idea who the other people even were, and didn’t care to find out. Austen’s social commentary was still (of course) really good, but there were just too many characters to follow and not enough of what I came here for. I suppose I’ll stick with movie adaptations!
Thankfully there were some lovely Austen classics: hero handing heroine into carriage, longing glances across the room, small talk just to be close to each other, and super romantic letter writing.
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
This was lots of fun! I wasn’t into graphic novels before, but maybe I’ll get more into them now?! I was able to speed through this book in a couple hours and totally enjoyed every minute of it. The plot was captivating and I loved revisiting all of these characters to see what they are up to – especially through Iko’s awesome perspective. I really dug the art style and found the shades of blue very easy on the eyes. I’m really looking forward to the next part of this story.