Review

Review: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (2016)

Heartstone, Book 1

Heat Factor: There’s dragonfire, but that’s about it

Character Chemistry: Not really

Plot: Pride and Prejudice and Dragons

Overall: I was low-key stressed the whole time I was reading this book

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Dueling Review: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (2019)

If Holly were to review this book, she would call it a Recommended Read. If Erin were to review this book, she would write a Rant. Clearly, we needed to review this book together.

Welcome to Dueling Reviews.

Moderated by Ingrid, who stirs the pot.

Erin’s Take:

Heat Factor: No heat in the traditional sense, but Khalid and Ayesha throw sparks

Character Chemistry: There’s a lot of “I shouldn’t but I still want” between these two

Plot: Pride and Prejudice retelling from a Muslim immigrant viewpoint

Overall: My rage at some of the plot points really detracted from the romance

Holly’s Take:

Heat Factor: Very chaste

Character Chemistry: Who knew that a brush of the finger tips could be so sexy?

Plot: Pride and Prejudice, but Muslim, with some extra side plots to make the central relationship more complicated

Overall: Enjoyable

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Review: Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale (2016)

Keeping up with the Cavendishes, Book 1

Heat Factor: Sparks

Character Chemistry: You are dreadful! I hate you. Wait. Maybe I don’t hate you? I certainly don’t hate your kisses.  

Plot: Pride and Prejudice, with a few deviations. 

Overall: I did a lot of snort-laughing.

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Review: Most Ardently by Susan Mesler-Evans (2019)

Heat Factor: Secondary characters have sex off stage

Character Chemistry: Meh

Plot: Pride and Prejudice, but lesbian

Overall: There are some definite high points, but the Elisa / Darcy relationship leaves something to be desired.

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Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (2018)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: More believable as antagonists than as teenagers in love

Plot: Enemies to lovers plus coming of age plus gentrification

Overall: I felt like I was a million years old while reading this book

this is me
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