Vacation Week means…. Mini-reviews!

So, folks, I have a confession to make. I do not have a full review for you this week. I went on vacation last week to see my friend Taylor graduate from college, and I had some computer issues that resulted in Internet only being available from my phone. Here’s a pretty picture of the Haywood County Courthouse in apology. If you’d like to see more photos, check out my Instagram! (@CandidCeillie)

We will be back to our normal reviews next week, but for now I am just going to do some mini-reviews of books that I’ve read but don’t feel like writing a full review of. Links will be minimal due to the fact that I am typing this up on my phone.

Signs Point To Yes by Sandy Hall was an enjoyable book, especially if you are looking for something incredibly fluffy where everything turns out okay.  However, I really loved the cover art for this book. It’s actually the reason I picked it up

This is contemporary YA fiction that focuses on Jane and Teo, childhood friends who have mostly fallen out of touch despite living in the same town. Jane gets a job babysitting Teo’s younger half-sisters, and Teo wants to find his father. Through a lot of bad communication and sneaking around, the two of them wind up on an adventure with Teo’s best friend and Jane’s sister.

I thought this book was good, but I thought that it could have been much more in depth with the characters motivations. Because of this, I rated Signs Point to Yes at three stars on Goodreads.

IMG_2763-0The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites was a book that a friend thought would be interesting. It might have been, except that I could not force myself to finish it.

Within 24 hours of the main characters’ husband’s death, the undertaker and the judge who was the trustee of his will were talking about how they couldn’t believe that Eli had supported ‘the darkies’ right to vote, and how he was a gambler. First of all, the timing of these conversations was incredibly inappropriate,  and second of all, they were treating the main character as if she didn’t have a brain.

Usually Oprah’s Book Club books work a whole lot better, and it might have gotten better later on, but I was just so annoyed. I didn’t see the point in continuing to read it, so I did not finish it. This constituted a one star rating from me for The Rebel Wife.

What do you guys think of these mini reviews? Are they something you’d like to see more often, or do you dislike them? Leave me a note in the comments!

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