For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten 5/5 Stars
This book was exactly perfect for me to read at the time that I did. In between fall and winter when all I want to do is cozy up with a warm meal and a good book. My favorite kind of fantasy book too; definitely fully fantasy but doesn’t take too long to get set up in the world. This is a delightful mix of tales (little red, sleeping beauty, beauty and the beast, maybe more) and nature magic. My only wish is that we would have gotten a little more insight into Red’s feelings developing for Eammon. I can’t wait to read the next in this series.
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry 5/5 Stars
Emily Henry does it again! Officially one of my new favorite authors, she just has this way of writing that makes me feel so intensely. I was interested in this book from the beginning, but by halfway through I was rearranging my day so that I could read as much as possible because I just couldn’t stop. I love the intimate details, like explaining what about the process of showering Poppy doesn’t like (I’m not alone!!). This story feels so real, like a dream you’d swear really happened. I was absolutely immersed in Poppy and Alex’s story and loved every line of it.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White 5/5 Stars
Continuing with the cozy fantasy theme of this month (first one was For the Wolf), this book was exactly the mood I was looking for. Kiersten White is a new favorite author of mine and perfect if you want to completely immerse yourself in a book or world. The first in the Camelot Rising trilogy, The Guinevere Deception follows Guinevere, or the changeling pretending to be her, as she moves to Camelot to wed Author. To the people, she is his queen and should provide an heir. Between her and Author, she is there to protect him and Camelot from an evil, unknown force. Great twists and turns, captivating, and immersive. Highly recommend.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner 4/5 Stars
I am extremely picky when it comes to multiple timelines and I think this one was done well. One POV in the present and two in the past at the same time. It was easy to keep them clear from the beginning and I found myself interested in all of them. I really liked Nella and Eliza but could not stand Caroline and didn’t understand any of her motives or reasoning. Despite this, I found the story interesting enough to read a hardcover quickly which is rare these days (chasing after a toddler makes it difficult).