A Forgery of Roses is a story rich in sisterhood, magic, and mystery. If you’re looking for a book with a unique magic system, look no further. Our main character, Myra, is a prodigy which means she can heal through her paintings. However, being a prodigy means a life of hiding. As usual, when there […]
[Emily’s Review]: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S Olson
Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.
She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.
But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.
Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.
Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.
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I’ve read a handful of Kandi Steiner novels, and I love them so much I have reread some, and one has become a top favorite romance comfort read for me (Revelry, SWOON). So when I had the chance to read this New Adult romance I was so excited. There was only one thing that worried […]
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First and foremost, I should inform the audience: THIS IS NOT YA. NOT YOUNG ADULT ON ANY LEVEL. THIS IS 100% NEW ADULT. SEXUALLY EXPLICIT. I have zero idea why or how or who marketed or tagged this as young adult but I am 36 years old and have read hundreds of YA novels, as […]
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[Diane’s Review]: A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
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This book deserves ALL of the stars. I adored this book from start to finish. My only complaint is that the book ended. I could read about Hannah and Fox all day. Their story was everything. It was the most exquisite slow burn, heartfelt, friends-to-lovers story. Tessa Bailey wrote Fox’s character and his struggles so well. […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
This book was so much fun to read, and I found myself unable to put it down. When reading the synopsis, I could tell that this book would be fun, witty and full of romance. Olivia—our main character—caught me by surprise. There have been several times when I have read a book with a quirky […]