Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#Owlcrate
review
4thhouseontheleft
Sweet & Bitter Magic | Adrienne Tooley
post image
Pickpick

Tamsin is a witch that was banished from her homeland, cursed with the inability to love. Wren has spent most of her young life caring for her father, ignoring her ability as a source, a person who can give magic to witches. These two pair up to help stop a mysterious plague that has enveloped their land.

Yes, this a sweet YA romance, but it‘salso a story about sisters. And has fantastic LGBTQ+ rep in both main and minor characters!

4thhouseontheleft #AestheticallyMatched and #Pantone2022 #OrchidBloom this is my favorite aesthetic match so far! @Clwojick 3d
GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one! I loved the sister element and found the romance believable. I'm curious to see what the author writes next. 2d
See All 7 Comments
Cinfhen Great color match 💜 2d
4thhouseontheleft @GondorGirl She's coming out with a new book in April! I like that she writes standalone fantasy novels, which is rare for YA fantasy. 2d
tracey38 I think I have this one in my tbr stack somewhere, lol. Glad to hear it's good! 1d
77 likes4 stack adds7 comments
blurb
4thhouseontheleft
Sweet & Bitter Magic | Adrienne Tooley
post image

Well, looks like I will be hanging out in our guest room for the next 10 days, since I was (luckily?) the only one of the 3 of us that tested positive - and has symptoms - after this weekend‘s exposure.

While Aaron and Maya are at work and school, I gathered up as many supplies as I could from around the house to help me get through 10 days of quarantine. Of course there are lots of books! Although all I want to do right now is sleep. 😷😩

RaeLovesToRead Sorry you've come down with the virus ☹ Hope you manage to get plenty reading done while you recover 💙 4d
TrishB Look after yourself ❤️ it‘s not a bag of fun! 4d
Bklover Feel better soon! 4d
See All 36 Comments
ravenlee Oh no! I hope you get through mildly. 4d
Chelleo Sorry you were so lucky. Hope you are better soon. 4d
IndoorDame Wishing you an easy recovery❤️‍🩹 4d
Suzze Feel better and try to stay sane! 4d
LeahBergen I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 4d
quietjenn Good luck with quarantine. I hope you feel better soon. 4d
Ruthiella Hope you get well soon! ❤️ 4d
4thhouseontheleft @EvieBee all of our medical providers, including my spouse who is a surgeon, consider the WHO guidelines the best, which recommends stayinghome and self-isolate for 10 days from symptom onset, plus three days after symptoms cease if your symptoms are mild. (edited) 4d
4thhouseontheleft @TrishB no it‘s not! I‘m feeling worse as the day goes on. I‘m just grateful that so far, I‘m the only one in the house sick. 4d
Lcsmcat Feel better! I‘m dealing with a breakthrough infection myself and it‘s no fun. 4d
TrishB I was the only one to get sick in our house- though husband and daughter eventually tested positive. I had3-5 bad days- in bed, rest up and take care ❤️❤️ x 4d
4thhouseontheleft @Lcsmcat I Hope you feel better soon too! 4d
DrexEdit Hope you feel better soon! 4d
emmaturi Hope you feel better soon! I had it last week! 4d
marleed Oh no. I hope you recover quickly. 4d
curiouserandcurioser @4thhouseontheleft hope you feel better soon!! 4d
squirrelbrain Feel better soon. 😞 4d
MaureenMc Wishes for a speedy recovery. My daughter and I are in day 7 of our break-through infections. Solidarity?! Or something?? 4d
vivastory I hope you feel better! 4d
DGRachel 😔 I hope you feel better soon! 4d
xicanti Oh no! I hope your symptoms fade quickly. 4d
Cortg Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery and the rest of the house doesn't come down with it. I love that you rolled your book cart in with you. Rest up. 4d
kezzlou85 Hope you feel better soon. 4d
JacqMac I hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon. It does look really cozy in there though. 4d
5feet.of.fury Ugh ❤️‍🩹 wishing you a quick recovery, that space is so cute, tho. 4d
KellyK Oh no… feel better soon! 3d
wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 💚 3d
Bookzombie Oh no! I hope you have a speedy recovery so you feel up to reading. 💕💕 3d
BookBosomed1 I hope you feel better! 3d
Gissy I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 3d
Clare-Dragonfly Oof, good luck, and I hope your symptoms are mild! 3d
rachelsbrittain Oh no! Sending wishes for an easy and quick recovery! 3d
Chrissyreadit I hope you are feeling better ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
89 likes36 comments
review
EmilieGR
post image
Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this as much as I was expecting to. The time and place setting was interesting. I felt like Gong tried too hard to take on too many “issues” with this book, which led to it being a bit scattered and unfocused. I also couldn‘t feel the chemistry between the two MCs- a pretty big problem for a R&J retelling. The supporting characters fell absolutely flat for me too, which didn‘t help. I didn‘t hate it and it picked up towards the end.

review
Kris10H
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
post image
Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did. But almost 4 hours into the audiobook, and the storyline has just lost my interest completely. I'm not saying it's bad - it just isn't for me.

review
SmartSassery
Ace of Shades | Amanda Foody
post image
Pickpick

Oh my goodness, I really loved this book. I started it and was hooked read it all in 3 days. I could not set it down. I've already started the second.

review
Johanna414
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
post image
Pickpick

I'm giving this a pick, but kind of a lukewarm one... I enjoyed it, but never felt a real emotional connection to the characters. I did like the narrator of the audiobook though. It wasn't bad, but I had hoped for more...

review
KateReadsYA
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐ Very beautiful story but needed more depth towards the ending. It was abrupt and felt hurried along instead of extending into more of what could have been told. I realy enjoyed this book but hate when I want more and it just feels like the ending is rushed and all the key elements just vanished!

review
kissmehardy
post image
Mehso-so

Great concept, shaky execution. Some of the phrasing and anachronisms just FEEL like a young person's attempt at sounding historical or poetic to me. But I love Juliette as a character, and I'll probably get to the sequel just for closure! #yalit #historicalfiction #historicalfantasy

blurb
KateReadsYA
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
post image

I'm halfway through and I am loving it! Freedom to the people and peace throughout.

31 likes1 stack add
review
Zuhkeeyah
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An intense retelling of Romeo and Juliet that takes place on the turbulent streets of Shanghai during the 1920s. But there‘s a twist. A literal monster, scales and all, is roaming the streets spreading madness in a population already being squeezed to a breaking point. Juliette and Roma are much more cutthroat than the original Shakespeare characters but there is still something innocent about their love.

CW: gore, gun violence, death