January 9th, 2021

Book Reviews (1-3) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****+
The Cousins, by Karen McManus -- YA mystery/suspense -- three cousins (who barely know each other) are requested by their estranged grandmother to spend the summer at her resort; they each have their own reasons for going, but none of them expect what they find.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3760130438

****-
Merry Measure, by Lily Morton -- adult male/male humorous romance -- Arlo is spending Christmas in Amsterdam to support his brother (as he proposes to his boyfriend); but the challenge comes when his brother's BFF (Jack) is also there, and Arlo has had a long-standing crush that he has a hard time hiding.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3760157811

****
Save of the Game, by Avon Gale -- adult, male/male hockey romance -- Riley agrees to let Ethan room with him when Ethan joins their ECHL team; the two have to navigate their attraction and the vast differences in their upbringing and living situations.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3760171357