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Lovebird Book Reviews: Spring Semester Reads


Hello readers! Welcome to Lovebird Book Reviews where I, Avary King, review/recommend the latest and greatest of everyone’s favorite genre: romance. This is a spoiler-free zone!

Hello fellow Lovebirds,

We are back and more stressed than ever! There is just something so tortuous about the first few weeks of school. Anguish. Despair. Horror. The air is filled with the faint smell of stress sweat and tears as many of us prepare for the first exams of the year. Ive already given up and will be permanently wearing sweatpants and hoodies every day to class. Im already sick of Chick-fil-A food. My smart watch tells me every day that Im lazy because I sit so much during the day. Between homework and class lectures let’s just say I am not getting my 10,000 steps in. But fear not my friends, while my eyes may be going crossed due to an astronomical amount of screen time, we still have hope. In my time at FSU I have had a lot of people ask me how I am able to manage schoolwork and continue to read so many books during the semester. And I always give them the same answer, reading books gives me something to look forward to. I sit in class, and I come home and do homework for hours. Just when I think my brain looks like a milkshake that has been sitting out for 3 hours, I grab one of my books and suddenly I am brought back to life. I would go insane without the warm embrace of my fictional characters, which is why reading is so important to my mental health. I think everyone needs to find something like that, whether it’s exercise, reading, baking, photography, or watching TV, everyone needs something that keeps them sane. So while this semester has just started (remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint) I figured we all need to know that there is something to keep us going throughout the semester. For the first article of 2024, I have decided to list some releases that are hot off the press. All of these books are releasing in the month of February and some of them are already looking like they will end up on the Best of 2024list. Add these books to your TBR and allow their enchanting stories to distract you from the homework you should probably be working on!

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DISCLAIMER: Read at your own risk! Some of the books that I recommend mention or talk about sensitive subjects that could be considered triggering for some individuals.



Author: Ali Hazelwood

Page Number: 410

Release Date: February 6th, 2024

Genre: Romance, fiction

Read the description for Bride here:


A Fate Inked in Blood

Author: Danielle L. Jensen

Page Number: 400

Release Date: February 27th, 2024

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Fiction

Read the description for A Fate Inked in Blood here:


Till There Was You 

Author: Lindsay Hameroff

Page Number: 320

Genre: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Release Date: February 20th 2024

Read the description for Till There Was You:


The Friendship Study          

Author: Ruby Barrett

Page Number: 304

Genre:  Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Release Date: February 13th, 2024

Read the description for The Friendship Study:


The Spy and I

Author: Tiana Smith

Page Number: 352

Genre: Adult fiction, Romance

Release Date: February 13th, 2024

Read the description for The Spy and I here:



This is the rating system I try to follow for consistency. In all honesty, I will only recommend books that I like because I consider all readers my friends, so most of the books I recommend will be 3-5 stars because that means I truly enjoyed them and would read again.


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Avary King
Avary King, Staff Reporter
Avary King is a junior studying Business Administration, with a concentration in management. She is the Treasurer of the FSU chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. She is a member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. She currently works at a local small business, Short Story Brewing in Rivesville, WV. Avary loves scrapbooking, cardmaking, and any activity where she gets to be creative. Avary's favorite thing in the world is reading. You will never find her on campus without some kind of book. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, watching TV, and solving puzzles!
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