Book Review: Caribbean Competitors (Simona Island #2)

Title: Caribbean Competitors

Author: Poppy Minnix

Pub. Date: November 22, 2022

Pages: 272

Pub: City Owl Press

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Xiamara Nivar and Apollo Fischer had the perfect childhood friendship, leading her to believe they’d transition to soulmate-status seamlessly.

She couldn’t have been more wrong.

When it came to a more-than-friends relationship, they were super cringe. No wonder Xia didn’t believe him when he promised to come back for her the night before he left for college. But still, she waited.

After seven years of foolishly hoping he’d keep his word, Xia has put all that behind her. She’s got a career, a cast of colorful comrades, and a competitive streak bigger than the Caribbean Ocean. Winning this year’s Moss Monster Meet will be a cinch—until Apollo returns to the small island of Simona.

Not only is she a stumbling, stuttering, shipwreck of a human whenever he’s present, but the unthinkable has happened. Apollo plans to compete in the race, threatening the three-year winning streak that will earn her the coveted title of Moss Boss.

When they are thrust together, Xia can’t maintain her composure—and Apollo knows it. He isn’t above using it against her, either.

With the finish line in sight, Xia has one burning question: is it the race Apollo wants to win, or her heart?
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Book Review: A Tournament of Crowns (A Trial of Sorcerers #3)

Title: A Tournament of Crowns

Author: Elise Kova

Pub. Date: February 24, 2023

Pages: 428

Pub: Silver Wing Press

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


A Royal Tournament. Thrilling Magic. Deadly Mysteries. Slow-Burn Romance.

Last night, Eira killed a man.

However justified her actions were, many now regard her as a cold-blooded murderer and a heretic who extinguished their hope. But there’s no time to explain herself. She barely has a chance to wash the blood off her hands before the Tournament of Five Kingdoms begins.

Sequestered with the other champions for the duration of the tournament, Eira must now navigate the games, her competition, the enemies who hunt her head, and — somehow worse than all the rest — being stuck in close quarters with the man who broke her heart.

All is fair in love and magical tournaments, and Eira is ready for the fight of her life.

Get ready for twists you never saw coming in A Tournament of Crowns. This series is perfect for readers who enjoy young adult, epic fantasy full of elemental magic, slow-burn romance, found family, and battles for the futures of kingdoms set in a world you’ll never want to leave.

Don’t miss a single book in the A Trial of Sorcerers series. Readers should start with A Trial of Sorcerers, and then A Hunt of Shadows, before reading A Tournament of Crowns.

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Making A Comeback?

I took pretty much all of last year off from blogging. I’d been feeling really burnt out and just not interested in creating content.

I’m not entirely sure I want to get back into it at the level I was, but I’ve been reading so many good books lately, I kind of want to scream about them. I’ve also been pretty successful in keeping a writing schedule, and maybe want to use this space as a way to keep me accountable – I’m not entirely sure yet.

But what I am saying, is maybe keep an eye out on this space in the near future. I do have two reads that I’m definitely planning on writing reviews for – so definitely look for those!

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