So as you’ve seen, I’ve recently started doing a bunch of memes popular here in the bookish and blogging community. Part of the reason for doing this is so I can interact with other people and bring you all more content, but this is also because I have finished a review worthy book (either good/bad or ARC) for a while. I’ve seen Goodreads Mondays going around for a while now and wanted to take part, but with a twist.
For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number was 208 and as you can see from the title, the luck book was The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari.
Title: The Best Kind of Magic
Author: Crystal Cestari
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Romance✨
Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber’s pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone’s soul mate.
Amber works at her mother’s magic shop–Windy City Magic–in downtown Chicago, and she’s confident she’s seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one–her own. (The Fates are tricky jerks that way.) So when Charlie Blitzman, the mayor’s son and most-desired boy in school, comes to her for help finding his father’s missing girlfriend, she’s distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can’t see her own match, she can see his–and it’s not Amber. How can she, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows full well isn’t her match?
Star Rating Prediction
⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ (3.5) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4)/5
I honestly think this book has the potential to be great. I think the concept can be super creative and the good can be a bit of a fluffy read, however, it also has the potential to be super cheesy. Currently, this book has an average rating of 3.79, 4 being the most common review. I haven’t read any reviews as I try to go into my books fairly blind to help avoid biases when reading and to keep all opinions my own.
This book did make it on my NetGalley TBR post from last week so here’s to hoping I get to this one soon!
What are some books on your TBR you want to get to?
Have you read The Best Kind of Magic?
What did you think?
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