29 May 2015

Feature & Follow Friday [3]


Welcome to Feature and Follow Friday. A weekly meme that is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison. The goal of this weekly hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs and make friends. 

This week's weekly question:How many books have you got on your TBR? 

I'm honestly a little bit nervous to find out how many books are on my TBR. I'd say I'm most definitely pushing close to the 100 mark, if not over it. 

Its beginning to become a problem. I keep seeing new books that I want to read, and the list is just continually growing. I might have to put myself on a book buying ban. 



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25 May 2015

Review: A Taylor Made Love

Author: Kary Rader
Publisher: eBook
Pages: 282
Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis: When fate spares your life, your destiny is always love 

Twenty-year-old widow and cancer survivor Taylor Smith-Taylor is running her late husband’s billion-dollar gaming business because she’s made a vow to keep TME—and Gavin’s memory—alive. But she’s falling hard for her sexy attorney Brad Richards, and it’s not just their professional connection that has her tied in knots. 

When Taylor’s new idea takes off, she relies on Brad to help. Using company funds to back the innovative project, they begin a tumultuous affair and a multi-million dollar negotiation that could dominate the market or put the company in jeopardy. 

As the corporate dealings escalate, their volatile relationship leaves their priorities more tangled than their bed sheets, and a fatal accounting error divides them. Brad pushes Taylor to embrace her idea, and him, by selling TME—a decision that, for her, goes deeper than money. When she refuses, it seems easier for both to walk away, and only a perspective from the grave can help her realize her future comes down to one choice: the love she’ll lose or the love she’ll make.

Review: I had received a copy for this book for review.
I knew that going into this book my emotions were going to go through a trip and they did. This is the story of seventeen year old story of Taylor and the ways in which cancer has affected her and her life. She is doing the absolute most that she possibly can in order to keep her vow and ensure that the legacy of her late husband is not forgotten.

Reading this story, it is very difficult not to feel some respect and admiration for Taylor. In her 20 short years she has been through so much, and yet she manages still to be a strong young woman. It is almost hard to be believe that at only twenty years she has had to deal with everything hand she has be dealt, but she does it. Despite there being quite a noticeable age gap between Taylor and Brad, it was written in a wonderful, and believable way.

I have not read the first book in the series, but it is not needed to understand the events that are taking place in this one. I can say will complete honesty that after I had finished this book, I became completely invested in these characters, that I will be diving into the first book again, and giving this one a read.


This was an emotional story, but one that ended up being worth it. Ms. Rader has done a wonderful writing job with this novel that I am very much looking forward to reading a Taylor Mad Life. 

23 May 2015

Review: White Hot Kiss

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 400
Rating: 5 Stars


Synopsis: One kiss could be the last
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.


Review: I had been on quite a Jennifer L. Armentrout kick for some time. When I decided to pick up this book I didn’t think that I was going to be sorry, and I was right! This book was unlike anything that I was expecting it to be, and I absolutely loved it.

This story follows the life of seventeen-year-old Layla. Her world is dark, and mysterious, and when I started reading I was hooked from the very first page. In this world there is good and evil, demons and wardens. The obvious choice of what side to be on isn’t always the most obvious, and with this book you really do question which side is truly good and which side is truly evil. This book is completely different from any book that I have ever read before.

Ms. Armentrout has such a wonderful way with creating wonderful and relatable characters. This is Layla’s story, she is half-demon and half-warden, and throughout most of the story we see her struggling with some of her insecurities in trying to find out who she really is and which side is more prominent for her. I also have to add that she is quite a badass and is willing to go all in with everything that she decides to do. 

Next would have to be Zayne, the sort of boy next door who Layla has wanted to be with all of her life. While I found Zayne to be a likable character, there was just something about him that I wasn’t too sure about; it almost felt as though I couldn’t trust him. Apart from this, he really only does want what is the absolute best for Layla, and you definitely do pick up on how close these two are.

Then of course we have Roth, the final piece to this love triangle. As soon as Layla meets Roth, I loved him. He’s the complete opposite of Zayne. Where Zayne is the good, golden boy, Roth is the brooding, dark, and mysterious type. Kind of ironically, he has a “god-complex” in thinking that he is always right. He has his sweet and kind moments, and he is never afraid to be truthful with Layla.
It took me a little while to finish getting through this book, as things kept standing in the way of reading. This book has a fantastic plot and the pace is great. There really is no time for a dull moment in this book, especially with everything that is going down. When I did get around to the end, I was blown away by some of the surprises that came up and I did not see some of this coming. As I’m sitting here writing this, I am still thinking about the ending of this book and how it has taken me completely by surprise.



Once again Jennifer L. Armentrout has written a fantastic paranormal story. There are so many twists, and turns, and at the end of it is a completely mind-blowing conclusion that will leave you reaching for the next book! 

22 May 2015

Feature & Follow Friday [2]


Welcome to Feature and Follow Friday. A weekly meme that is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison. The goal of this weekly hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs and make friends.

This week's weekly question:How do you write your reviews?

When I first started to write reviews, I kind of used to just wing it. I would have all of these thoughts as I was reading and finishing up the book, but I found that when I would wing it, I tended to forget what it was that I wanted to say about the book. As I started to get back into blogging, I realized that i needed to change up my approach. 

Pen to Paper: 
That's right, I went to writing it out by hand. When I was in university, I used to do this exact same thing when it came to writing out my university papers. The thing that I really like about writing it this way is that when I go to type it up, I can make my revisions, and change up what I don't like, or what I think doesn't sound good the way I had initially written it. This method has been working for me, and I'm hoping to keep it up. 

Note taking: 
I also find it really helpful to write notes, and jot down pages/quotes that I really liked. I'm usually thinking as I'm writing I'm reading, but when it comes to actually writing, I forget about some of the spots of the book that I really liked (or disliked)

How do you write your reviews?


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21 May 2015

Book Blitz: Jaded Little Lies


Check out the promo tour for the first full-length novel in Christina's new adult contemporary series. 

18707455Series: Four Letters #1
Release date: May 15th 2015
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
What do you do when the love of your life is halfway across the world? 

If you’re Jade Reamer, you fill that void with writing depressing song lyrics, hanging out with asshole exes, and re-reading your dead best friend’s diary (morbid, anyone?). But she’s got a lot to deal with—getting to know her biological family, for one. Not to mention getting through her first year of university without her best friend, Nina, by her side. 

Then there are the men in Jade’s life. Her ex, Connor, has baggage coming out of his ass since the car accident. Her brother, Bryn, thinks stifling who he really is while pretending everything’s okay … is okay. When that’s far from the truth. And Reed? Reed decides the best way for Jade to deal with his absence is to get her a dog. And when he finally comes back? 

Well, things aren't exactly the same. 

Deciphering between love and hate is the least of Jade’s problems … those four letter words are getting more and more complicated. Especially when she and Reed are keeping secrets from each other. Because as she forms new relationships and rekindles old ones, an unexpected surprise has got Jade’s mouth spewing lies on top of the usual curse words. 

But little white lies won’t hurt anybody, right?

Note: This full-length novel follows the novella, Those Four Letter Words.

 

EXCERPT

Today was definitely not my day. 

First of all, I woke up late. Waking up late was not the best thing to do when I went to a school that I actually paid for. Because now it just ruined my entire mood, starting the day in the whole mindset of being behind. I had to rush for everything. 

I had to rush out of bed when the snooze alarm finally woke me up. I had to rush into the bathroom to brush my teeth, and take the fastest shower known to mankind. I had to rush to change into something that wouldn’t make me sweat in the car, yet wouldn’t make me freeze while sitting in class because the heater broke down. I had to rush to eat a bowl of cereal. I had to rush to drink my coffee, and that was just not right. I had to rush as I drove to school while trying not to break any laws. I had to rush down the hall and quietly take my seat when I finally reached my classroom. 

Without my backpack. 

“Shit,” I sighed to myself, slapping my palm against my forehead.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Canuck with a strong love addiction to caffeine, Christina Channelle enjoys writing about angsty girls and her favorite color green. While a drama whore when it comes to her TV shows and books, she stays clear from it all in the real world, preferring solitude instead. Christina was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area.









20 May 2015

Wishlist Wednesday [2]


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly blog hop that is hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. Each week you post about one book that has been on your wishlist for some time or just added (its all up to you!) that we cannot wait to get on our bookshelves.

So, what do you need to do to join?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as the host of the hop 
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you're dying to get and put on your shelf 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy!
The pick for this week is: 

99 Days
By: Katie Contugno 

Synopsis: Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother.
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that's how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly's heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I'm serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn't finished. I'm expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it's just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. "For what it's worth, Molly Barlow," he says, "I'm really glad you're back."
Day 12: Gabe wouldn't quit till he got me to come to this party, and I'm surprised to find I'm actually having fun. I think he's about to kiss me—and that's when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who's supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who's never going to forgive me.
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I have recently come across this book, and after having read some reviews, I've decided that I would really like to get my hands on this book. It sounds like it would be a really great summer read. 

Cover Reveal: Name of Ra

Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis #3)
Release Date: 11/02/15

Summary from Goodreads:

“Set has risen.”


After being on the run from a psychotic cult for a week, Natara “Natti” Stone has finally come to realize she and Seth are the only two people standing between the Sons of Set and the secret name of Ra. Holding a part of the key that unlocks Ra’s power, they relocate to a more isolated location in the California mountains. While laying low, Natti becomes even more determined to understand her mother’s bloodline and her blessing from the goddess, Isis. But when she starts seeing the truth behind her destiny, she begins to doubt her role in the events that are about to unfold.

Then the unthinkable happens . . .

All Seth O’Keefe wanted was to get Natti as far away from his father and the Sons of Set as possible. Unfortunately, after hearing of Natti’s destiny from Isis’s own lips, he realizes they have bigger issues to worry about. Especially when one stupid slip up leads the god of chaos himself straight to their doorstep. Now Natti is the god’s prisoner, and Set holds the key to unlocking the location of the secret name of Ra. Can Seth save Natti from her own destiny and thwart the demented god’s rise to power?

*Note: Content for Upper YA* 


Books in this series:
(covers linked to Goodreads)
 

About the Author
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble CafĂ© in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.

For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.


Author Links:
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Cover Reveal: Alexa Crushed

Alexa Crushed (Alexa Crushed#1) 

Author: T.R. Cupak
Publication Date: May 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis: Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town shortly after, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. But just as her feelings for her old friend begin to blossom, Ethan returns. Now Alexa must choose—the perfect boyfriend or the wild, thrilling bad boy. It’s a choice that changes her life forever. 
About the Author: 

T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She was the closet nerd who hid her love of reading and writing short stories and poetry when she was younger. Back then it wasn’t considered cool to be into those types of activities for pleasure, whereas today you have TV shows, movies and books that glamourize that being a nerd is actually cool. 

T. lives in a quiet, little, country town south of where she grew up. She is happily married to an amazing man who supports her in everything she does and spoils her rotten. They have a crazy little Shih Tzu named Harley. He's their fur-baby and even though he’s a pain in the arse most days, they love the little guy. She has an obsession with cars, especially fast ones. She enjoys her music louder than anyone should. Admittedly it’s to drown out hearing her own singing voice, or lack thereof. When she’s not at work or busy writing you can find her curled up reading a book on her Kindle with a glass of wine or Dirty Shirley.

T. lost touch with her creative side and stepped off the path of all things written in her early twenties. Six years ago, her passion for reading was rekindled. She began to utilize reading as a way to escape everyday chaos. Late 2013 she began journal writing. After a couple of months of journaling T. realized that this form of writing wasn't keeping her interest nor was it helping her to relax. After that realization settled in she changed the direction of her writing. Her creative aspirations were flowing once again and she happily embraced it. As her fingers started to dance across her keyboard she began to see her fictional characters begin to breathe life. Writing was only supposed to be a way for the new author to relax, but a story was born and T.R. Cupak is excited to be releasing her self-published debut novel, Alexa Crushed.

You can find her at:



18 May 2015

Stacking the Shelves [4]

I was perusing around on Amazon (which usually isn't a safe thing for me to do) and I came across a few books that I had on my wishlist. I had a bit of cash to spare and I decided to pick up a few books.

A couple of my books that I had ordered form the Book Depository also recently came in, and as I was walking around Chapters, I found a couple of books and decided to pick them up.



The books that are in this haul
  • Boomerang by Noelle August 
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover 
  • I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios 
  • Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green 
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult 
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Have you gotten any books lately? Have you read any of the books that I've hauled? If so, what did you think of them?


15 May 2015

Feature & Follow Friday


Welcome to Feature and Follow Friday. A weekly meme that is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison. The goal of this weekly hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs and make friends.

This week's weekly question:
How do you organize your books?

This is a really good question! 
For my physical books, I really don't have much organization, for right now at least. I have my adult/new adult grouped together and all of my YA are together. They're sitting inside my dresser right now as I don't have bookshelves big enough to display them. I'm waiting on bookshelves so I can finally display them.

As for eBooks, I organize those a little bit more. I used to use my iPad for reading but I switched back to my Kobo and I'm enjoying it so much more! I organize my books in alphabetical order on there. 

How do your organize your books?


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Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! I was nominated by the lovely Diaries of a Book Lover.

Rules:

  • Link back to the person who has nominated you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself 
  • Answer 11 questions from your nominator 
  • Nominate 11 new and obscure bloggers 
  • Come up with 11 questions from them to answer 
  • Inform your nominees 

Random Facts about Me:
  1. I have 3 cats, they're my fur babies, and I'm sure I'm destined to be a cat lady in the future. 
  2. I write down thoughts when I'm writing. 
  3. I cannot sleep if my closet door is open. 
  4. I love to write letters and I've had penpals since I was about 8 years old. 
  5. I came home from my first day of Junior Kindergarten crying because I didn't learn how to read. I was already reading by the time I started school, but I wanted to learn more. 
  6. I'm a caffeine addict, I can't go a day without having a cup of coffee. 
  7. I fall asleep with the TV on because I can't stand the silence at night. Especially with a room in the basement. 
  8. I play with my rings when I'm nervous. 
  9. I have a B.A in English Literature and a B.Ed. 
  10. The first book I remember reading on my own was Go Dog Go. 
  11. I often get asked if my eyes are naturally blue or if I wear contacts. I do, but they're just clear and because I can't stand to wear my glasses. 
Questions from the Nominator:

1. A popular author you have not read any books by?
Margaret Atwood. I have been told so many times to read something but her, but I still have yet to do so. 

2. If you could buy a boxset of any six books, what books would they be?
I would include:
  • Thoughtless by S.C Stephens
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling 
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
  • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chebosky 
3. Favorite genre of music?
I like rock/alternative, pop rock & country 

4. Would you like to be an author?
I would absolutely love being an author and it was something that I have dreamed about from a very young age. I used to write stories all the time, and I still have a bunch that I wrote.

5. A strong female character in a TV show that you like?
Lorelai Gilmore, hands down. I'd love to be her, she witty, smart and just wonderful. 

6. Biggest physical book pet peeve?
When someone cracks the spine. I cringe to see a book with a cracked spine. 

7. Favorite place to buy books?
Chapters because I just love to walk around the bookstore and check to see what they have. Although I have been buying a lot from Amazon lately. 

8. What are two people that you ship that are not from the same book?
This is a really tough question, and I'm really struggling to come up with an answer. 

9. Skydiving or bungee jumping?
Bungee jumping

10. What is your opinion about libraries?
I think libraries are a wonderful idea, and I think that they make reading so much more accessible to just about everyone. 

11. Favorite TV show couple?
Lorelai and Luke from Gilmore Girls. 


I nominate...
  1.  Tina from Tina the Bookworm
  2. HannahCassie & Laura from PS I love that book
  3. Erika from Erika Books and Stars
  4. Jazmen from This girl reads a lot
  5. Melissa Rose from Around the World in Books
  6. Sophia from BookWyrming Thoughts
  7. Amanda from Stuck in YA
  8. Magen from Corrie the Book Crazed Girl
  9. Kitty from My Little Corner for Books
  10. Claudia from PenMarkings
  11. Michelle from Limitless Literature

Questions for my nominees...
  1. Where is your favourite place to read?
  2. Coffee or tea?
  3. Is there a book that you really wanted to like but could just not get through it?
  4. What is the first book that you can recall "hooking" you on reading?
  5. Do you prefer to read during the day or at night?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. How do you decide which book you're going to read next?
  8. If you were only allowed to bring one book with your on a desert island, which would you bring with you?
  9. Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
  10. Do you prefer paperback or ebook?
  11. Do you lend your books out?

13 May 2015

Wishlist Wednesday [1]


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly blog hop that is hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. Each week you post about one book that has been on your wishlist for some time or just added (its all up to you!) that we cannot wait to get on our bookshelves.

So, what do you need to do to join?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as the host of the hop 
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you're dying to get and put on your shelf 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy! 

The pick for this week is: 

Sunshine & Whiskey
By: R.L Griffin 

Synopsis: Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you'll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it's also true. Cliches come a grain of truth...like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater--you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I'm supposed to be telling you what this book is about. 

I'm Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I'm on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out...or I did. 
We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that. Life just threw me a couple curveballs, I've set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I'm learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years. 
Sound's like a chick flick, doesn't it?
It's not. 

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I came across this book randomly and I fell in love with the cover. I have such a thing for covers. When I read the synopsis I thought that it sounded like something that I would definitely enjoy, and I"m looking forward to being able to add it to my shelves soon! 

What books are you dying to add to your shelves?

11 May 2015

Its Monday! What Are You Reading?




It's Monday! What are you reading? This is an excellent way to plan out your reading week, and to have fun and see what others are reading as well. 

This is hosted  by Book Journey

This week I'm reading:


Synopsis: One kiss could be the last 

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world. 



I'm loving this book so far and I've been on a real Jennifer L. Armentrout kick lately. When I'm finished with this one (I'm hoping to be this week) I'll be moving on to the second book. 

What are your reads for this week? 

10 May 2015

Review: Obsidian

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Publisher: Entangled, Teen
Pages: 294
Rating: 5 Stars


Synopsis: Starting over sucks. 
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring...until I spotted by hot neighbour, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth. 

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me. 

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking lose to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is. 

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Review: I'll start this of with complete honesty, I really did not think that I was going to enjoy a book about aliens. I had purchased this book a little while back and it was just sitting on my bookshelf. I had heard so many good things about this book which is why I had picked it up, and after reading it, turns out that aliens are definitely my thing. Especially when they're named Daemon.

There is absolutely something about Daemon's arrogance, and the fact that knows he's good looking, that just make him that much more attractive. There were times when I found myself really wanting to switch places with Katy. I would not have minded bickering with Daemon at all! Katy is actually a really likable main character. I really enjoyed being able to discover the world from her point-of-view, and it was very enjoyable and entertaining to see through Katy's eyes.

And Daemon...it is hard trying to find the right words to say to describe him. The moment that you meet him, you know that there is going to be that level of arrogance and sarcasm, but it is one of the reasons that I really enjoyed his character. It was really refreshing as well to witness his interactions with Katy and to see just exactly how  much her cares for her and how strongly he feels about her.

With this being said, all of the characters is this book were awesome, and they were really well developed. As a reader you become completely immersed in these characters lives and you never want to leave! I absolutely loved setting of this book, that at times, it really felt as though I was right there in the story right along side the characters. This story completely captivated me and I had this book finished in almost no time at all! There was just the right amount of drama, suspense and action. This book absolutely has it all!

If you are a bit hesitant about reading a book about aliens, don't be. This book was nothing that I was imaging it to be. It was so much better and so completely captivating. If you have not read this book, then you absolutely must check it out!

09 May 2015

Stacking the Shelves [3]

Today was an awesome book haul day. I had placed some orders online with Chapters and with Amazon. Neither order was supposed to come in until tomorrow at the earliest and I managed to get both orders today!

Without any further delay, on to the books that I've purchased:



From Amazon I picked up:
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer 
  • Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
From Chapters I picked up:
  • Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen 
  • Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton 
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga


 I'm definitely really excited to get into all of these books!


If' you've read any of the books I've purchased, let me know what you thought about them! :)

Stacking the Shelves [2]

Another small haul to report today. When I woke up this morning, I was expecting a package from the government containing the curriculum documents that I had ordered. When I went outside to grab the box, I noticed a smaller one on top of it. I had placed a second order on Amazon, but I was not expecting to see that today. Today has been a great week for books! 

Without any further babbling, I'll get onto the books that I received today. 


The books that I ordered:
  • Last Call by Alice Clayton
  • Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton 
  • Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton 
I absolutely adored Wallbanger, and I went I noticed the sequel as well as these additional books in her Cocktails series, I knew that I wanted to read them. These are great, romantic and funny reads. 

If you have read these books, let me know what you thought about them. I always love talking books. 

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths

Author: K.A Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books 
Pages: 289 
Synopsis: Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them. 

Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life imploded when her care was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything--anything but her mysterious neighbour in apartment 1D. 
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey's guarded heart--even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds. 

Review: I had heard so many great things about this book, and when I finally picked it up and got around to reading it, I was not disappointed! 
Kacey and her younger sister Livie have lost both of their parents in a tragic car accident. For Kacey, not only was she a victim of the accident, losing both of her parents, but she lost her boyfriend and best friend as well. Since this awful night Kacey is left to struggle with the emotions and thoughts of what has happened to her. When I first started to read the book, I really was not too much of a fan of Kacey's because it was so hard to like her character. She is a very determined and stubborn character and she knows exactly what it is that she wants. She definitely has a knack for keeping everyone at bay, including the readers. Given that everything Kacey has been through, this is definitely understandable. 
With that being said, Kacey is a very strong young woman. After dealing with alcohol, drugs, and sex, Kacey is trying to turn her life around, and doing that absolute best she can to protect and provide for her younger sister. 
Enter Trent. I absolutely adored his character. He is a such a sweetheart and he is extremely patient with Kacey given everything that she has been through. Along with Trent, K.A Tucker has included a whole cast of wonderful characters. Once you meet Storm and her daughter Mia, the novel really takes off. Storm is fantastic, and a great neighbour and friend to Kacey. She is persistent and even when Kacey is trying her best to push people away, Storm finds a way in. 
This book deals with some really heavy issues and some very raw emotions. At the end, this is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful story. K.A Tucker has done amazing job writing characters who are real, funny, sexy, and understanding. There really is not a dull moment in this book and it picks up almost right from the beginning and it will keep you hooked and reading right until the last sentence. 
This truly is a great New Adult read for fans of the genre. If you are looking for something to read, your next pick should be Ten Tiny Breaths.