I’m happy to share a book review for Jilted! This review, read on the night of my book release, made me cry because it was unexpected, sweet and authentic.
Here’s what Tiffany had to say about Jilted by Azaaa Davis:
Jilted by Azaaa Davis is a fantasy and paranormal romance that doesn’t take itself too serious. It is so fun and well-themed that it can really suck you in!
First, I read this book in a day. It’s short but engaging and that made it very easy to read.
I found this story cute. That’s the best way to describe it. Not in a bad way as some people would take that word, but in a sincere way! The plot of this first person narrative was super cute. It was the story of a woman whose life is torn apart by supernatural forces, but not in a stiff, super serious Fantasy way, but in an influencer losing their clout kind of way and how that would make you laugh. Davis does an excellent job with the plot because really, we should hate Theresa. She’s shallow, materialistic and uncaring, but this plot is so crazy, fun and smart that we do find ourselves rooting for her.
All the characters were well done. I didn’t like or dislike anyone more than anyone else, but I felt the characters were fleshed out well anyway. Davis really did a lot with Theresa, the main character and narrator but it was so fun and the narration was smart. When Theresa thought “I knew not to push my luck by wasting my question on basics like, ‘Where are you taking me?’” I knew the author was a genius! These characters are GROUNDED in reality when they say things like that. Additionally, the dialogue was A++++. Davis did an awesome job making the characters sound realistic.
The world of the story is our own, which I liked. I don’t always want to be in a fantasy world when I’m reading fantasy. Davis does an excellent job describing what needs to be described and leaving other things to the imagination. The theme of growth and willingness for change is very deeply imbedded in the story. Additionally, self-reflection is noted in our main characters arc too. Theresa REALLY has to grow and Davis makes it easy for us to see how she develops.
This book is short and sweet! Davis uses no complex language, which is important because our narrator is a 21 year old social media influencer who also works as an administrative assistant. She has no where near the vocabulary of our author, and Davis keeps everything to Theresa’s level.
I have no complaints about this book. This part One of the series ends on a perfect note! It was well done, fun and thrilling! Highly recommended!