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Her Royal Highness (book #2) by Rachel Hawkins, published 2019

            5 stars. 100% one of the cutest, sweetest romances I have ever read. I have no criticism to offer, this book was literally perfect.  This was the second book in a series and while I liked the first book, this one was even better. I read the first one first (obviously) and I already posted a review for it, go check it out (Royals). The storyline was delightful and I found myself more invested in it.  I’m definitely putting other books by this author on my list. I whole-heartedly recommend this book, and I will reread it in the near future.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, published 2019

          This was a great book. It opened my eyes to historical romance fantasy. The sarcastic crime-fighting trio made this book one of the most unique stories I’ve ever read. The emotional rollercoaster this book took me on was so captivating it held in my thoughts even when I wasn’t reading it.   I ended up reading this book well into the night and through to the morning.The character development, while not something you see right away, was amazing. You just have to take a moment to compare the characters to themselves from the beginning to the end of the book.  The characters, the plot, the writing was all great but the ending was by far the best.  The author did a beautiful job of wrapping up the story as well as all the loose ends she’d left hanging throughout the book until the dramatic climax.  The craftsmanship was amazing in all the scenes, truly making it one of the best books I’ve ever read. I passionately urge you to read this book and will personally be rereading it.

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, published 2019

  I picked this book up because it won an award on Goodreads, so my expectations were high and it absolutely exceeded expectations. This book was so funny and the character development was the best I've ever seen, especially coming from a new author. I wonder if it would've been even better if it were written in first person because sometimes the third person got a bit confusing. It was fun to compare the characters at the end to themselves from the beginning. So much changed about them that they seemed like real people. The characters made mistakes, had feelings, changed for the better, reflected on who they were, and did things normal humans do that you rarely see characters do in books. They felt like real people and I am seriously disappointed this is not based on a true story. I'm not going to lie, most of the political stuff went over my head. If I understood more I'm sure it would've added a new dimension to the book, especially considering how deep the

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton, published 2020

     This book gets 4.75 stars and it was all around a great book. The characters were relevant and reflective of modern lifestyles, which was refreshing. The determined mindset of the main character is a wonderful model for the kind of confidence everyone hopes to achieve.      Be warned, this book has some incredibly cheesy moments; I physically cringed at some parts. But this was done in such a funny manner that I still enjoyed those moments.       That being said, I still took off the .25 star because some of the scenes were unnecessary and  described in annoyingly vivid detail.  I kept thinking that these scenes would have symbolism of some sort, but I really couldn't find any. (But I've always done poorly during the symbolism unit in literacy, so maybe I'm not the right person to refer to on that front.)     That's really my only problem with the book. I would say this book is a reread, but knowing what happens might take away some of the magic. Nevertheless, this