Welcome to the Books & Caffeine bookish blog

Here you'll find more in-depth book reviews, mostly of young adult, fantasy, and contemporary romance books.

These are all my personal opinions, but hopefully it'll help you decide if a book is worth picking up or not. Or if you've read them already, then you can check if we're on the same page about the book or not.

At the bottom of the page, you'll also find thumbnails leading to my Goodreads reviews. Sometimes that's just quicker than writing a full blog post but they're honest reviews nonetheless.

If you'd like to talk about any of these books or have recommendations you think I might enjoy, message me on my Threads or Instagram: @dorkakardos_

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My first ever FairyLoot book that was the January adult book-only subscription. But was it as good as it looked?

Jan 3, 2024


In 2023, I read 36 books, with an average rating of 4.0/5. Here's a sneak peek into the ones I loved the most

Jan 1, 2024

Contemporary Romance

An easy read about love for books and fighting against a restricting literary legacy supressing a little town.

New releases and popular books I couldn't get to yet -here's the list of books I want to read in 2024.

Nov 27, 2023


A dark and delicious fantasy mystery novel -or is it? Let's see what I thought of this first book of the Belladonna series.

Nov 14, 2023

Contemporary Romance

An emotional rollercoaster of a contemporary romance with MCs working in the digital product development space.

Nov 4, 2023

Young Adult

Three books that sweep you off your feet and take you to a truly magical world when the real one becomes too much to deal with.

A beloved sapphic fantasy novel of BookTok, imposing in its length, which I finally read. Let's see my thoughts about is.

The second installment of the War of Lost Hearts series, this book introduced an exciting new storyline. But could it top the first book?

A fantasy novel with amazing world-building, impressive and lovable characters, and an interesting plot.

A nice idea for a fantasy romance, with fated mates and the beloved only one bed trope. Sadly, the execution fell short and the weak writing ruined it for me.

Feb 17, 2023

Contemporary Romance

A cosy, easy-to-read contemporary romance that lovers of romcom will especially adore.

Books with Goodreads reviews but no blog post