Five Fall Favorites: Intro + Indie Reads

Hey, everyone! It’s time for Five Fall Favorites again!

Today’s genre is actually ‘Top 5 books that make me me’ but I have no idea which books fit that for me so I’m going with one of the alternates, indie reads! They’re all books I’ve read between now and 2020…

Anyway, without further ado:

*squee* This is such a sweet story! I kind of got a Disney-vibe while reading it-like, a 90s Disney movie that was meshed with the fairytale-ness of the older Disney princess movies and topped off with the aesthetic from the 2015 Cinderella.

It’s so good, guys. It’s such a good story about appearances. The romance was sweet, and now I want a side-story about Paul…

Also, the villain weirdly reminded me of Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective??? That scene when they meet her was so comical though, like…I could totally see the interactions in my head!

If this were a movie, you can bet I’d wear the disc out by watching it over and over again. xD

*is ashamedly late to the party* I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


How else am I supposed to describe this other than the themes of light vs darkness are clear, the romance between Eva and Gabe sweet, and the friendships – ah, friendships. Horace is hilarious. xD

The villain is definitely nerve-wracking, creepy, and all-around evil. Poor Eva…

There are mentions of witchcraft, but it’s portrayed negatively and it doesn’t really have any action, so to speak.

I have to say, as much as I love the Mount Sterling and Cortland gangs, this is probably my favorite of Michaela’s books. (Mayhap it was the Rapunzel inspiration/Tangled influence…)

Aaahhh, such a sweet story. With just the right dash of suspense to hook you into the series as a whole!

A pro-life novel set in space? OH YES PLEASE.

I’m a huge astronomy geek and the pro-life topic is one I’m writing about myself, so needless to say, this book was right up my alley.

Oh my heart. Guys, it’s so…so wonderful. Mason was a stubbornhead throughout most of the book but then-oops, can’t give out spoilers. Carter…oh man, I don’t really know what to think of him after that one decision he made. And JUNE. JUNE.

The flashbacks fit well, and like another reviewer said, Rose Way does sound a bit like Roe v. Wade. There are other references to it too. And the Gospel was presented so clearly and simply, like – YES.

I really want to see a sequel though? About the impact the ending has on Cecilio and Proxima B. On the people mainly.

Also, that ending. I totally thought of the beginning of the 2009 STAR TREK movie for some reason? Maybe it was just the way everything was going down…it was kind of similar, but not exactly, you know?

Anyway…read this book.


2022 retrospect: I really liked this book and I can’t wait for next one! (and I should really re-read it sometime, haha)

My review process needs a little refining…


Those are some Top 5 indie reads I have!

5 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites: Intro + Indie Reads

  1. I love these books! I’ve either read or want to read each one. Allision Tebo’s cover is just such a beautiful work of art!


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