A Blessing & a Curse

A Blessing & a Curse. ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Victoria Christopher Murray. 2017. 288 pages. Gallery Books. [ARC provided courtesy of NetGalley.] They’ve done it again! I swear, I never think there’s anywhere else for these characters (and more importantly the duo) to go … yet somehow Reshonda and Victoria find away to take them to the next level. The idea of Jasmine & Rachel being sisters seemed unrealistic until they started weaving the tale. Then it seemed so possible and as a long time fan of the series made you wonder “how did I miss this possibility!?” Expertly written, it’s still impossible to tell one writing style from the next. 5 stars and I’m literally salivating at the idea of FINALLY finding out just who Mae Frances is. I hope Victoria and Reshonda keep up their collaborations, this book is proof they’re still capable of taking these characters further!

Would You Rather?
Not the Review / March 27, 2017

In my 9-5 life, I partake in a LOT of icebreakers & teambuilders. One quick and easy icebreaker is “Would You Rather?” which goes over amazingly every time.  I found this “Would You Rather?” for readers over at Rachel Poli’s site, and thought it’d be fun to share my thoughts. Check it out! Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones? This depends on whether I have all of the set at my disposal or not. If I do, then I’d like to start from book 1 and go through the whole set.  However, if I don’t, then I’d rather just read the standalone and be done.  I do, however, absolutely live for standalones that exist in a literary universe.  Two of my favorite authors right now are Christina C. Jones and Alexandra Warren. They both manage to create fantastic standalone novels that exist within interwoven communities. Would you rather only read male or female authors? I suppose women authors because that’s who I tend to read now. I read a lot of romance, and have only come across one male author so far (Sloane Howell, author of Bossed.) Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon? I prefer Amazon…