Oak and Mistletoe by J. Z. N. McCauley

31353031Okay, so this review is a little bit belated (three days). My deepest apologies; I was sick all of last week and did absolutely nothing, so I had no time to write the review. It’s here now though, so let’s proceed!

Oak and Mistletoe is a book which perfectly filled my ‘light reading’ preferences. Whenever I’m sick or not in the mood to read (or I am really tired and don’t want to hold the book up), there are a couple of things I look for in a book: fae or elves, a good romance, the possibility to read it on my Kindle and a fast paced plot. This book ticked all of those books. It was a NA novel which I am getting into more and more recently, so the main character was a little bit older. As such, I found it fascinating to see the family dynamics in this book, which is something I enjoy in general.

What left the biggest impression on me, however, was the romance. It has been a couple of months since I read this book (I think I read it at the end of October) and I have fogortten some of the finer points of the plot- it has gotten mixed up with other books that I have read and I couldn’t give you a good summary beyond the basic principle. This isn’t a bad thing; I would remember everything as soon as I started reading the book. However, when I think of this book, amongst a couple of spoilery things, I think of the romance between the two main characters. I really loved the romance; I found the dynamics interesting and thought they worked really well as a couple but also as friends, which is something that can be overlooked when it comes to romance in novels. Sure they have to have romance and their should be sexual tension blah blah blah, but if they wouldn’t be friends then the relationship is far less believable, natural or interesting. I also really liked the love interest as a character, which always helps.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it if you’re in a bit of a reading slump or like fae/elven etc. I gave this book 4 stars. Thank you to J. and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with this review opportunity.

Happy reading, Keira x.

P.S. I will hopefully be posting at least once a day for the next 12 days as it will be Bookmas!

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