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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Wishland - Christina Bertke

Holy carp this thing is awful!  It's so bad I'm considering reading all of it.


One character just made 4 "word robe" changes.  The dialogue reads like 13 year olds on a sugar rush.  The descriptions use the word amazing so often I feel like I am reading a transcript of The Bachelor. And it keeps switching between past and present tense.  Also, an old historic Victorian house is old.


The premise seems to be cute but I am having difficulty relating to a woman who hates buying expensive vintage jewelry at estate sales with someone else's money.


I am going to trudge forward until the sexy stranger dude tells the heroine she is secretly a magical goddess.  If it is still funny-bad at that point I might keep going. It's been a while since I've had something this funny-bad to read.


I gotta stop for the night ... but there has been a "gulf ball" sized diamond in the story.  Twice.  So, not a typo.