Review | Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt

“Somewhere along the line, I started thinking that if I just got through this bad experience, this bad day, that tomorrow I’d have something better, brighter, newer.
I still believe that. I still believe that there’s something good out there for me. I just have to keep going until my time comes.”
3.75/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: strip clubs, makeup bags, drugs, shopping sprees, a bag of money, bets, punches, new cars and parties.

Nothing like a good romance novel to take me out of a reading slump!

I confess I knew the covers for this series for a very long time but I didn’t know what the books were about. So one day I was on Youtube, looking for romance recommendations and I stumble across a recommendation for this book. So, of course, I had to pick it up!

This book follows this girl named Ella, who went through a lot from a young age. Both of her parents died, and she has to strip to survive while going to school every day. Then Callum Royal – her dad’s best friend – comes to the rescue and brings her to live in his mansion with him and his sons – the Royals. At first she is very skeptical and scared because the boys are giving her a hard time, but eventually things start to cool down and everyone starts to get along.

I don’t know exactly what gripped me to the story, but I would say… probably the characters. I loved every single character, even the mean ones. And I don’t know why, but I really like to read about characters with a lot of siblings! Oh, and I also enjoyed that the story is a slow burning romance. I’m not about insta love!

Not gonna lie, there is some slut shaming in this book, and it’s not a perfect book overall. Is it a book full of content? Well, no. Are you going to learn something from it? Probably not. Is it a book to read just for fun? Absolutely. I was addicted to it and I wanted to know what was going to happen next, so finished it quickly in a couple of days. Again, not perfect, but I had a great time reading it! I’m definitely picking up the next book.

xoxo, Neide

Review | The One by John Marrs

“Sometimes, the grass is not greener on the other side, and we should stay in the field where we belong. And sometimes we just need to take a gamble and hope for the best.” 4/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: weddings, secrets, babies, dead bodies, polaroids and DNA samples.

This book is absolutely insane! I’ve never read a book like this before, and I’m really glad I decided to pick it up. This science fiction book is about how a scientist discovered that it was possible to find your perfect match – or like they like to call it, the One – through a DNA matching system. All you need to do is send a DNA sample to the company, and after a few months you receive an email with the results. So you would think that finding your perfect match would be good, right? Well, not exactly. Even though the possibility of finding your perfect match is an amazing thing, it also brings a lot of bad consequences for the ones who take the test. The most common consequence is how people break up with their partners because they find out who their perfect match is. So in this book we follow five different people – Mandy, Christopher, Jade, Nick and Ellie – who get their DNA match results, but with not so great consequences!

My favorite stories were Nick’s and Christopher’s, without a doubt! I was thinking of writing about each story individually, but it’s very difficult to not spoil the entire book.

I know this is considered a thriller, but despite what happens in the book – specially with Christopher -, I would say this is a lighter version of a thriller.

I also liked the audiobook version, specially because of the different character accents!

It’s not the usual type of book I go for, but it was very interesting! I definitely recommend this one.

xoxo, Neide