Mini Book Reviews #2

mini book reviews

I’m back with three more mini reviews! It feels good to finally get these written, and really, just to be writing a bit again. Check them out and I’d love to hear your thoughts on these books!

35965482. sx318 Title: Middlegame

Author: Seanan McGuire

Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction


Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Links: Goodreads | Amazon* | Book Depository*

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Source: Digital ARC via NetGalley

Mini Review: What an INTERESTING book! Holy cow. First, I have to admit that it’s been a long time since I read adult fantasy/sci-fi. I’m usually a YA reader, so I forgot how different “adult” books can be. This one is hard to describe. There is so much happening that you certainly shouldn’t read this one while trying to multitask. You need all eyes and brain cells working to fully give this book the attention it deserves. Seanan McGuire is a genius of proportions that I can’t even describe. Basically, if you like SFF or anything that Seanan McGuire has written before, go read this one, you won’t regret it.


41398025Title: The Farm

Author: Joanne Ramos

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Links: Goodreads | Amazon* | Book Depository*

Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars

Source: Digital ARC via NetGalley

Mini Review: The Farm is an interesting narrative on surrogacy, the people who profit from it, and all of the tiny details surrounding it. In the story, women are chosen to be surrogate mothers and then are sent to live on a resort where they are monitored 24/7 from where they go, to the food they eat and the amount of exercise they get. While it certainly paints an picture of a confusing and morally grey landscape, it was not the book I expected. One of the genre’s this book is filed under on goodreads is “dystopian” which I do not believe describes this book at all. Rather, it explores race and privilege, reproductive rights and the rights of immigrants. It is the kind of book that makes you really think and left me feeling contemplative.


42201101Title: Mine

Author: Courtney Cole

Genre: Suspense /  Thriller

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

Links: Goodreads | Amazon* | Book Depository*

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Source: Digital ARC via NetGalley & physical book via publisher

Mini Review: What a fun (is that an ok work to use here?) ride this book was! I love thrillers so much, and this one took a turn I wasn’t quite expecting. Tessa is a mother and wife. She just dropped her children off with their grandparents so she and her husband can have a weekend to themselves. However, a hurricane is on it’s way and her husband can’t make it back home. Instead Tessa finds out her husband has been messaging (and more) with another woman. So what else is there to do, but invite the mistress, Lindsey, over using her husbands account. Once Lindsey is in their home, things escalate quickly and Tessa has to grapple with the truth about her marriage. This one kept me turning the pages until the very end. Also, make sure and read the author’s note at the end of this book!








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