Author: Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

ARC Review ~ Maame ~ Jessica George

ARC Review ~ Maame ~ Jessica George

I can’t believe Maame is a debut novel nor that I waited so long to read it. Maddie’s story is told with charm and wit, warmth and compassion. It was enlightening to walk in someone else’s shoes as they go through daily life enduring the high expectations of family, the weight of responsibility for family, as well as racism, and sexism. My heart broke for Maddie at times, but I was also able to laugh along with her. JGeorge is an author to watch! Maddie Wright, a Londoner by way of Ghana, has spent a large portion of her life caring for others. Being the responsible one in her family. The very definition of the name Maame, in her parents’s […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Dumb F*ck ~ T. Torrest

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Dumb F*ck ~ T. Torrest

Good golly but Dumb F*ck was all kinds of fun! With 90’s references, Scooby-Doo vibes, and equal parts silly and HOT, Dumb F*ck delivered everything I expect from T. Torrest. Well, everything except the serious. T. Torrest dubbed this an eroticomedy and I like that description. Dumb F*ck is the perfect way to kick off your summer reading! I laughed my head off so many times! It did take me a while to read, but that’s mostly because I was not motivated to read at all for a while. So busy with work, exams, year-end reports and everything else. Eroticomedy is the perfect word for Dumb F*ck, though. Sage was an interesting bird. She was super smart (valedictorian) and something […]

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Release Day Promo ~ Dumb F*ck ~ T. Torrest

Release Day Promo ~ Dumb F*ck ~ T. Torrest

  Linda and I wish T. Torrest the happiest of Release Days for her latest eroticomedy, Dumb F*ck. We had the honor of reading an ARC and our chat review will post SOON. (I’ve been out-of-town moving one of my kids so didn’t have time to get the post ready) Here are a few teasers for your pleasure. 😉         Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 9,077 other subscribers

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge Sign Up #SIAM

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge Sign Up #SIAM

I’m a little late with my sign up post but I AM participating in this challenge. It’s always a fun one. And I’ve already read the first book in the trilogy I’ve chosen – just finished it yesterday so be looking for that review. This month I plan to read The Cityscape series by Jessica Hawkins.         You can join in the challenge – just picking a series to read in a month. To see all the official rules and details, click here. Are you going to join me?   Reading this book contributed to these challenges:Read a Series in a MonthSubscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Famine ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Famine ~ Laura Thalassa

Once again, I had the pleasure of buddy reading with my friend, Nadene. We’re working our way through the The Four Horseman series, by Laura Thalassa. This time we read Famine and it was a 4.5 Star read for us both. You can read this review and others on Nadene’s blog, Totally Addicted to Reading. Enjoy!   Famine wasn’t what I was expected even if I didn’t know what I was expecting. I appreciate the way LThalassa has given each of the Horsemen such distinct personalities depending on their powers and the things they’ve experienced in their human forms. Because of something Famine endured, he’s very angry with and unforgiving of humans. And it’s his anger and brutal tendencies that […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ War ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ War ~ Laura Thalassa

I’m so thrilled to have had the chance to buddy read with my friend, Nadene, again. We’re continuing the Four Horsemen series, this time reading book #2, War. You can read this review and others are Totally Addicted to Reading.   Okay, before I even cracked open my kindle to start War, I know it had BIG shoes to fill. We both loved Pestilence and were more than eager to continue the series but I was nervous. What if I didn’t like it as well? It turns out I needn’t have worried. 😉 What about you? Any pre-reading jitters? Yes! I had pre-reading jitters. I figured War would be hardcore and I expected the scenes to violent. The thing foremost […]

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Review ~ Well Matched ~ Jen DeLuca

Review ~ Well Matched ~ Jen DeLuca

Well Matched was my favorite of the Well Met series so far. I could identify with April and her introvertedness and I felt like Mitch was the most fleshed out of the heroes thus far. This might be due to the fact that we’ve spent time with him and April in the two previous books but no matter – this book took the favorite spot regardless. What Worked Characters April is someone I connected with because of her introverted personality as well as her being a mom. And she was a little closer to my age as well. 😉 I also got her “plans” and preoccupation with what came after her daughter went off to college. It was fascinating to […]

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Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

Oh how I lament the fact I’ve allowed Rattlesnake Road to languish on my virtual shelf for so long. 🙁 I was hooked from the first page and struggled to put it down to focus on anything else. And when I finished, I quickly went to check out AMcKinney’s backlist. Yep. I was that impressed. Rattlesnake Road was emotional, riveting, and, at times, creepy. It all combined for excellent reading. Grey Dalton thought she’d lost everything. And then she hit rock bottom and really lost it all. Of course, change was inevitable but not necessarily bad. That change included a move to Berry Springs, where she not only uncovers a mystery hidden in her newly purchased cabin, but also meets […]

Posted 23 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Review ~ Well Played ~ Jen DeLuca

Review ~ Well Played ~ Jen DeLuca

I was super excited for Well Played since it was Stacey’s book. I felt connected to her in some way that I didn’t feel with Emily (Well Met). While I did enjoy Well Played, it wasn’t all I’d been hoping for. What Worked: Plot/Trope I enjoyed this twist on Cyrano. JDLuca did a brilliant job in developing this romance via emails and texts. Seeing Stacey and D be vulnerable with one another using the safety of written communication was…well, sweet. Characters Stacey, for the most part, delivered on her perky, fun personality. And it was nice getting to know D in this way, especially since we knew nothing about him. Family Dynamics Stacey’s close relationship with her parents – especially […]

Posted 20 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Pestilence ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Pestilence ~ Laura Thalassa

My friend Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading and I took a look at our TBR shelves and chose Pestilence for a buddy read. You can check out Nadene’s 4.5 star review here as well as others. I read Pestilence while Nadene listened. We hope you enjoy our chat review. 🙂   I found the premise for Pestilence (and this series) intriguing. I mean, a romance with a horseman of the apocalypse? But I couldn’t have imagined how gripping and thought-provoking it ended up being. I think the most provocative element was that love, although it’s supposed to bring out the best in us, sometimes awakens the worse. But even through that, we’re all capable of change. What did you find […]

Posted 10 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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