A to Z Challenge Book Reviews

My Languishing TBR: D #AtoZChallenge2023 #Books #BookReviews

D is for Deepest

Learn more about the challenge here.

I’m doing folklore and book review posts to reach and please a larger audience. Previous years have shown select interest in both and to minimise blogging throughout the year, I’m focusing my efforts on April.

Focusing on an A to Z of my TBR (to be read) list, each letter will have books starting with that letter on my list, a book I’ve read and reviewed (with the review!) and one of my books matching the letter with a link about more info about the book (I’ve published some new books, so take a look).

I chose the books this year quite randomly from my Goodreads Want to Read page. Some are quite creatively added to letters.

I know there were suggestions in last year’s Reflection post that I skip my TBR and just get on with the review, but I like knowing what I have left to read for each letter (and how far I’ve come with all the reading challenges I’ve done) so things are staying the same. Scroll down to the reviews if you’re not interested in what my TBR still contains. FYI, you might encounter issues with commenting if you don’t tick all the boxes marked as mandatory (especially the privacy one).

Let the fun begin!

If you’d rather check out my folklore post for today, go here.


About the Book I’ve Read

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing.

Best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy all have similar talents, but to them, their abilities often feel like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent or make it any easier to confide in Lux and Mercy about what’s going on at home. And Rome isn’t the only one. Lux has been hiding bigger, more dangerous secrets.

As Rome struggles to keep her friendships close, she discovers the truth about life in Cottonwood Hollow—that friends are stronger than curses, that trust is worth the risk, and sometimes, what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time.

Check it out on Goodreads.

My Review

If it weren’t for the uncool “jokes” about Christianity, this would have been a good book. Also, using the Lord’s name as a curse word was completely unnecessary.

I like Rome’s car and dog – besides her friends, they’re the best part of her.

Lux’s stepfather and Garret are real creeps. I like Mercy’s parents and Red. Rome’s mum isn’t too bad, either.

The diary and the curse on the daughters of Cottonwood Hollow intrigue from the start. The writing is good enough to keep one from throwing the book because of the barbs against faith and the continuous cursing throughout (which is just a lack of vocabulary).

Some things were a bit too obvious, especially when the characters were plain dense about it. But Emmeline made up for the predictable plot.

The core story of sisterhood and standing up for each other is good.

Trigger warnings: domestic abuse, attempted rape, kidnapping, lewd comments towards teenage girls, ghost haunting, cursing.

3 unicorn star rating

My Book

Workers of Death

I hope you enjoyed this. For more books I’ve read and reviewed, check out either my Pinterest board about reviews or my Goodreads profile. Alternatively, you can check out my reviews on BookBub. Have you read any of the books? Loved or hated any of them?

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7 thoughts on “My Languishing TBR: D #AtoZChallenge2023 #Books #BookReviews”

  1. So many books beginning with D… but at least four are on my list too! Want to get the rest of the Raven Boys Cycle read this year – love Maggie Stiefvater.

  2. Love the whole concept of your blog – the TBR (so many!), the review, and am so curious about your writing! I will have to check out the sample! Thanks for sharing!

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