The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan seemed like the perfect book to take on a vacation. With the upcoming royal wedding, a fun story about an American marrying into English royalty felt timely, too. Unfortunately, the book was neither perfect nor fun, just long and boring. I finished it out of stubbornness. Disappointing, because I like Cocks & Morgan’s blog well enough.
Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince marks the part of the series I haven’t re-read several times and so don’t remember nearly as well. I thought this was going to be the time I was going to get through the Major Death without crying a whole bunch. I was wrong. (Or maybe I was sorta right? I got through the death itself dry-eyed, but the characters’ reactions in the aftermath broke me right down.)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was sweet and heartfelt and just a delight. I appreciated that the characters were diverse in various ways without it being a big deal; a secondary character’s bisexuality is revealed as matter-of-factly as her hair color. I did have a few nitpicks about tiny things that felt anachronistic, like when a college student writes down an address to a party. This book is set right now! He 100% would’ve texted it! But the thing that delighted me the most might’ve been the protagonist’s dream of becoming a web developer. The whole story is set at a coding class for high school grads and it just warmed my little web-developing heart so much. I would love to read more by Menon.
Better late than never with this post, right? April books coming up next! 📚