ARC Review: The Lake House by Christie Barlow!

Oh my gosh, folks! This right here is definitely a new fav of mine! Sooo good. It just got better and better with every turn of the page! For starters, lovely cover art! And although this is apparently part of a series, that I have never read before this, I still managed to understand everything very well. It was basically a stand alone novel in its own right and I loved it from front cover, to back cover. First thing that got me really interested after the cover art, was actually the dedication page. It was really bold and direct of the author to dedicate the book to her ex and I can appreciate that in every sense. Well done! Strong woman. Also, the beginning breakup that happens to kick off the rest of the plot is so unique and I’ve personally never read one like that before. Another well done! The whole concept of The Lake House and the unusual details taken to the usual used romance tropes were a real treat and very refreshing! I hungered for more with every page turn. Very well written, solid plot. Executed perfectly. 5/5 stars on the Goodreads scale, and will also be earning a sacred spot in my personal library once it comes out in paperback officially. One of the best I’ve read this year. And that’s all I got to say about that. Until next time, happy reading. -Caroline

ARC Review: Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace!

Guys! This is my first ARC Review in awhile, but let me tell you, this by far has been the best book I’ve read this year! It’s perfect in every way possible! I love the imagery that the author uses in her poetry. She’s so creative in the way that she uses fairytale references, both light and dark to describes experiences that she’s gone through in her life. It truly is a magical experience and I personally own every single one of her books as a signed hard back. I’m a fanatic about this particular author and her feminist ways, her strength and how she does truly show the magic of all women. I think this is her best work yet! The rhyme and reason of her words, spoke deeply to my soul, not just as a woman, but as a trauma survivor and a human being in general. This to me is a must read for this upcoming year, especially entering the new year month of January and or December. It’s so beyond perfection and she has outdone herself yet again. Great addition to the series, and I would give this book a 5/5 on the Goodreads scale for sure! Amanda, darling, you’re the human embodiment of perfection! Keep up the great work, and yes, girl! Women are certainly hella magic!