Oy! Recently (as in the last three days or so) I’ve been on a bit of a contemporary and romance binge. There’s nothing like good ole rom-coms to fill your cynical heart with a smidgen of fluffy joy. Most recently:
- Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi
- The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
- Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
I also have I Love You So Mochi on hold from the library (thanks to Saniya’s lovely list… check that out here!) but I’m on the lookout for more. I’m specifically on the hunt for queer rom-coms, but honestly I’m desperate for fluff of any kind. I have scoured the internet (I should have saved the rec lists when I had the chance eek) so any reccomendations to feed my current rom-com addiction would be greatly appreciated : )
Alright, enough about my need for fluff. Welcome back to Eclipsed! Mini reviews. Let’s hop right in!
The relationship between Maritza and Yadriel is absolutely golden. They are so supportive of each other and I’m here for it.
Julian is so chill with being dead. Like sir, should your concern be your skateboard right now??? Like you’re dead??? I don’t know, he took it surprisingly well. I also really enjoyed the voice throughout this book. Even though it was told mainly from Yadriel’s perspective, but all of the side characters had really distinct voice in their dialogue.
The magic system is 10/10. It was super interesting, but also easy to understand at the same time.
4🌟Overall, if you are looking for a fast-paced fantasy standalone, Cemetery Boys might be worth checking out.
Ollie is a hilarious POV. His inner monologues were so fresh and relatable. The voice and the humor that shines through in ever page really makes this book special. And he speaks the truth about Frozen and milkshakes being the perfect recipe for wallowing.
Some people in this book (not pointing fingers *cough* Lara *cough*) just jab at people 24/7 and it is so aggressive. How do you call yourself a good friend when you have the absolute audacity to say THAT?!? I really enjoyed a lot of the friendship and character growth that happened throughout the book, but I couldn’t help but scratch my head at some of their actions.
The characters in this book were far from perfect, but that is what made them special. They all learned over the course of the book and that development was one of my favorite things to see.
3.5🌟Overall, this is a really cute rom-com inspired by Grease. It definitely tops my all-time favorite list and is worth checking out if you need a good laugh!
Let us take a moment to marvel in the glory that is that cover, shall we???
The friendship between Reina and Chloe was so strong. They supported each other through everything and I am here for it. Strong friendships are my favorite things to see and Forest 100% delivered.
Books with road trips are always so fast paced and fun and I Wanna Be Where You Are is no exception. I read the ebook version within a few hours, but I could easily see myself listening to an audiobook version (idk if there is one??) as well.
3🌟Overall, this was a quick paced and fun read. Especially as we enter the spring season (at least where I live), it might be the perfect contemporary to give a whirl.
And with that, we are going to call these mini reviews a wrap. As I’m still a rookie in the mini review field, any tips to make them better would be greatly appreciated (shoutout to the people who asked me to include star ratings last time!!). Wax off!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them??