Happy Tuesday bookworms! Today I'm excited to share my review of Out of the Blue by Jason June with you all! Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for sending me an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. This book is out May 31st!
Out of the Blue is set in a world where merfolk are real and centres around Crest as they go on their Journey, which is a month long trip where they must go on land and help a human. The catch is that they need to finish their task before the next moon cycle or be stuck on land forever. Needless to say Crest is NOT looking forward to it. That's until they meet lifeguard Sean, and Crest agrees to fake date him in order for Sean to get back at his ex-boyfriend.
The synopsis of this book drew me in right away. I love books with mermaids/pirates and ocean themes so I knew I had to pick this up. The plot was intriguing and I thought that the fake dating trope worked really well. I also had fun reading about each of the characters. I'd have to say Sean was my favourite. I especially liked learning about his interest in film making. However, I do wish that we got to learn more about the magic system and Crest's life in the ocean. I enjoyed the writing style and felt that the pacing was well done throughout the book. At first I wasn't a huge fan of the ending but the more I think about it, the more I think it worked well with the story. The romance was very cute and I was rooting for our main characters from the very beginning.
This is definitely a great summer read! I gave this book 4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
That's all for my review for Out of the Blue by Jason June! I hope you enjoyed it! If you were a merperson, what colour would your tail be and what kind of ocean animal would be your companion? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Saturday bookworms! Today I'm sharing my review of The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Abusive relationship (emotional/physical mentioned), death of a parent and grandparent, murder, violence
The Inheritance Games is about a girl named Avery who unexpectedly inherits a large fortune from a man she doesn't know. The only catch is that she has to move into Hawthorne House, a place full of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately the grandsons of the billionaire live there as well, and they're definitely not happy that she's inheriting billions.
I was super excited to read this book. I've heard so many good things about it and it sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately I think I might have overhyped it for myself. I definitely saw the connection between this book and Knives Out. They have a lot of similarities in terms of one surprise person inheriting a lot of money and the family being hostile about it. I enjoyed the games and mystery aspect of this book but I wish it was a more central theme to the story. What I disliked was that I felt like a lot of problems could have been solved if the main character talked to the other characters. Avery spent a lot of time trying to find information that so many people around her already knew. I also unfortunately was able to guess a lot of the plot twists early on in the book. However, I did like the different characters and Avery's backstory. I think that I would have connected with them more if we had more scenes just getting to know them as people. The short chapters and writing style also made for a very quick read.
Even though I was a little underwhelmed by this book I'm still interested in continuing the series. I gave this book 3.5/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨.
That's all for my review of The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I hope you enjoyed it! What's an unpopular bookish opinion you have? Let me know in the comments below!
Paige is a bookstagrammer and blogger who loves all things bookish. From fantasy to mystery she can’t get enough! She’s always ready to recommend you a book and she can talk about her favourites all day. When she’s not reading, you can find her watching Marvel movies, playing video games, and taking bookstagram photos. Visit her on Instagram and Twitter for more updates.