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Writing through Rose Tinted Glasses

The blog of Rose Summers – A bright-eyed realist who shares her random musings in 500 words or less (most of the time) and/or videos.

Review: Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Quick review for a quick read. I think every Elizabeth Scott book I’ve read thus far has such a potent attention to the respective character emotions she showcases. This book does the grief and healing process after the loss of a friend very well.

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Review: Traveler (Seeker #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton

One of the few times I’m doing an abbreviated review because it makes sense for how much time I spent on this audiobook. Much stronger than the first book, but still quite many flaws. I am surprised by how I’m anticipating the next book in this series. Better focus on worldbuilding in this book, though some descriptions were really repetitious/lacking in term of the portrayal of certain cultures (and some instances were problematic).

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Review: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Initial reaction: I’m sorely in the minority of opinions about this book, but I’m sitting here in the aftermath of this book thinking, in gif form:

Saywhatnow

My outrage is less about the situation Mercy finds herself in for the latter part of the novel (which is messy, but I figured it would go that route) and has more to do with the complete misrepresentation of consent, cheating and rape (via coerced consent and blackmail) that this novel puts forward. Also, sexual stereotypes abound. It really pissed me off.

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Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Quick review for a quick read. I loved reading “Emmy & Oliver” and consider it one of my favorite reads this year. There were many moments in the narrative where I found myself smiling at the interactions between the characters, but at the same time, it proved to be an emotional journey considering the weight of the overarching story.

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Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Quick review for a somewhat quick read (at least when I wasn’t mega book hopping and in-between trying to get this book off reserve at my library – it was very popular). “Don’t Look Back” might be one of my favorite titles in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bibliography. I love mystery/suspense/psychological thriller, so I knew this book would be up my alley. It’s an apt mystery, centered on a young woman named Sam who has lost her memory after a night of horrible events. When she’s found by an officer wandering around a park- she doesn’t remember who she is or how she got there, and Cassie – her purported best friend – is said to have gone missing with her for four days.

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