Saturday, November 7, 2015

Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame - ARC Review

Title: Did I Mention I Love You?
Author: Estelle Maskame 
Publication: July 1, 2015 
Series: DIMILY #1
Format: Ebook
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden's parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she's about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler's group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can't understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn't – her step-brother.

Throw in Tyler's clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there's secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?

Did I Mention I Love You is the first book in the phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, following the lives of Eden Munro and Tyler Bruce as they try to find their way in an increasingly confusing world.

My Review:

✧ I recieved a digital copy of this book free of cost for a read-to-review basis. ✧  

Ahh!!! I am soo happy I got to read this book, I loved it. I can't say that I liked all the characters in this book but the storyline was great. I loved the way this book played out. There were a lot of great things that happened through this book, a few boring scenes but I completely bypassed the boring scenes with the romance ones. Eden and Tyler ♡

♡ Starting off into the book, I already started liking it. It was at a great pace and kept me reading, I never had the urge to put the book down and do some sort of other activity. I completely shut everything out and finished this book in 5 hours. I can't express in words how much I loved this book. There were so many great scenes, characters, plots etc..

♡ At first, I was iffy about Tyler, I didn't really like him and I couldn't see how Eden could possibly fall for this jerk. But as he unfolds, it's just truly amazing and heartbreaking. I can say that tears were shed. Many, many tears. I normally don't care for love between brothers and sisters, or even stepsiblings but I couldn't bring myself to ever frown upon their love. What they had was so real, ugh it was beautiful. I can't wait for Did I Mention I Need you? I am dying for it!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen - Book Review

Title: Keeping The Moon
Author: Sarah Dessen 
Publication: May 11, 2004 
Series: None.
Format: Ebook
My Rating: 


Never underestimate the power of friendship.

When Colie goes to spend the summer at the beach, she doesn't expect much.

But Colie didn't count on meeting Morgan and Isabel.

Through them, she learns what true friendship is all about, and finally starts to realize her potential.

And that just might open the door to her first chance at love...

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure I was going to like it in the beginning chapter because Colie was a little irritating at first. I then started to grow to like her though. Sarah Dessen seems to do this a lot in her books, I've realized this, that she seems to skim through the days. I think that's why I always would give her books 4 stars instead of 5 because I wanted it to be more descriptive I guess. But I do love her books, they are very beautiful.  

- Colie
So as I said, I didn't really think I was going to like this book because of her character but I found myself really liking Colie's character. I didn't love Colie but I did like her. I wish she was a little more open though, she always would keep to herself and I just wanted her to speak up numerous times.  

- Norman
I really liked Norman. The only thing I really wished was different was how engaged Norman's character was. It was mostly all about Colie, Isabel, and Morgan I sometimes forgot he was even there until the last few chapters and the very few times he would be mentioned. For some reason, at the beginning I thought he was older, like in his 30's for some reason. I have no idea why I thought that...

- Isabel
I loved Isabel's character. Even though she was very rude a lot of times, I did enjoy her character. She was just so real, I loved her.  

- Morgan
No. No. No. I didn't like Morgan one bit. How naive she was just got me so frustrated. I couldn't stand Morgan's character at all. Everything about her irritated me.  

Overall, I was expecting something big to happen, like with her mother to finally talk to her about not being so controlling. Or just something to get me hyped but it didn't happen so I was disappointed but the book does have a beautiful message to it. I absolutely loved Mira, she did things that she enjoyed and didn't care one bit about what others thought, I really admired her character. Not my favorite by Dessen, but this was still a great book.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

Ah!! Okay, so I was nominated by the amazing Angel Erin @ Angel Erin's Book Obsession and by the fabulous Theepika @ Just That Girl
Thank you soo so much for the nomination! :)

Here's my story: There's not really a big story to tell actually, I used to own another blog but I didn't like how I set it up so I decided to make a whole new blog up and change up the theme and title. My old blog used to be called 'The Little Bookworm Girl' and now it's 'The Midnight Princess' 
The transformation of the names you ask? Well for some odd reason the best time I like to read happens to be around midnight. No one in my is house awake so I take that time to listen to music and get onto my book. I find that I actually get more reading done through the night than during the day!

Soo let's see the rules!

1.) Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.  
2.)Write a post to show off your award. Give a brief story on how your blog got started, and give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. Make sure to attach the award itself! You can do this by right clicking, saving and uploading the image above.  
3.)Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.  
4.) Provide a link to the original post. Edge of Night. That way anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed and we keep it from becoming mutated and becoming confusing.

Here are my nominations! 

1. Kaitlin @ Reading Is My Treasure
2. Anna @ Enchanted by YA
4. Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed
6. Carrie @ The Book Goddess
8. Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages
9. Emily @ Paging Serenity
11. Ta'Necia @ Never Ending Stories
11. Monique @ Mo_Books
12. Mina @ Mina's Bookshelf
14. Michelle @ Library Mistress
15. Denise @ I Am Shelfless

Silently Still by Julieanne Lynch - ARC Review

Title: Silently Still
Author: Julieanne Lynch
Publication: May 19, 2015
Series: None. 
Format: Ebook
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


Everyone is entitled to making their own choices in life, but a decision can make or break you. For Jacinta Kelly, hers came in the form of running away from everything that reminded her of her roots.  Living in rural Ireland was hard enough, but living with her mother’s mental illness and her obsession with her garden took its toll. One winter, the world as she knows it changes. Jacinta becomes aware of her own mortality, and how fragile her existence truly is.  Alone and frightened; to live or die, the choice is hers.

My Review:

I recieved a digital copy of this book free of cost for a read-to-review basis.

This was a beautiful story. I didn't think I was going to like this book at the first few chapters, I was honestly getting bored but then things started to pick up. This was very touching and really emotional, at least it was emotional for me. I can honestly say that I would read this a hundred times over and over again. It was a short book to read and boy was it a tear fest in my room.  

- Jacinta
I felt so bad for Jacinta, countless times. I don't really like when the main character is a child because I get annoyed when reading from their point of view, and I did get annoyed by Jacinta a few times but she is a strong and great character. She has lost so much and I was so glad with how this ended.  

Overall, there were so many great things about this book. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but this was a beautiful book. I honestly can't stand bullies and Jacinta was a very powerful little girl, I would have just left and not engage in violence but I admired Jacinta for standing up for herself many times even though there were consequences for her afterwards. I can't get over how much I cried, this was a great read. Get your tissues ready!

Significance by Shelly Crane - ARC Review

Title: Significance 
Author: Shelly Crane 
Publication: June 15. 2011
Series: Significance #1 
Format: Ebook
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she meets Caleb.

She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

My Review:

I recieved a digital copy of this book free of cost for a read-to-review basis.

I really really really enjoyed this book. I fell in love with the cover and the book itself was really great. This was an enjoyable book, and the romance was just oh so adorable. I love Maggie and Caleb, they are my one true pairing lol! I surprised myself because I found myself really enjoying this. I'm not into the whole 'fall in love at first sight' thing but this was really great.

- Maggie
Maggie is an extraordinary character. At first, I didn't think I was going to like her so much because she was like in a little dark cave in the beginning of the book, I couldn't connect to her. But then she starts to unfold and I really enjoyed her character. I loved how she was able to control her abilities. She was a great character.

- Caleb
Ah, Caleb is so sweet. I really loved Caleb's character. He was so sweet and caring to Maggie. His restraint to jump into their new relationship was admirable. His jealous side was very funny to read. I loved Maggie and Caleb together, they were just so adorable.

Overall, the concept of this book was great. I would get confused with all the characters being thrown everywhere because it was really hard to remember who was who. Especially during the plot, I was just thinking to myself, "wait, are you the bad guy?" because I simply couldn't bring myself to remember every single character in this book. But everything in this book was really great. I really enjoyed this and I can't wait to read more on this series.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Crash by Nicole Williams - Book Review

Title: Crash 
Author: Nicole Williams 
Publication: December 18, 2012
Series: Crash #1 
Format: Ebook
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.

A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.

He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.

Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so.

But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

My Review:

“How does a guy like you promise someone forever at eighteen?” 
“Easy,” he said, pressing a soft kiss into the corner of my mouth. “He finds a girl like you.”   

I loved this book so much. This was on the first books I added to my TBR when I first joined goodreads in 2013 and I am so glad I finally got around to reading it. I want to keep reading it over and over again because this was amazing. This book made me cry and laugh so many times I lost count.  

- Lucy
I loved Lucy's character from the beginning. She is so funny and awesome. I was so sad about her dog though. Am I the only one who wanted the dog to stay through the whole book? Anyway, I just wished she didn't jump to conclusions so fast though. She did that so many times through the book. I loved how this ended for her and I can't wait to see what happens in the next books in the series.  

- Jude
Oh my god Jude is amazing. He does have quite a temper though, I wouldn't want to get on his bad side. He is protective and an awesome boyfriend, more than he gives himself credit for. This ended well for Jude as well. Perfect. I now love Nicole Williams, I was really impressed with her writing.  

Overall, if it wasn't obvious, I loved this book. I have already requested the second book in the series from my library and I can't wait to get started on it. There was a lot of drama in this book and freaking amazing romance. I ca;t wait to see where Lucy and Jude takes me next.

Forever by Judy Blume - ARC Review

Title: Forever
Author: Judy Blume 

Publication: June 3, 2005
Series: None. 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥


Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love.

It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...

"Forever" is written for an older age group than Judy Blume's other novels for children. It caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content.

It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best-seller. America's No. 1 children's author has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement - with insight, sensitivity and honesty.

The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.

My Review:

I recieved a digital copy of this book free of cost for a read-to-review basis.

This was absolutely terrible. I knew it from the moment I finished the first chapter. The characters were just so annoying and ugh I hated this. I really wanted to like this one but this was horrendous. So many of my friends on goodreads read this book and rated 4 or 5 stars and I was thinking to myself, "Hmm maybe I should give this a try." and I was disappointed. This was my first book from Judy Blume and I'm not really impressed.

- Katherine
In the beginning, I kind of liked Katherine's character. She seemed nice, and I was really hoping she was going to be amazing. But sadly, I was again disappointed. She let Michael rush her into things and I kept wanting to throw bricks at her face.

- Michael
Nope, nooo I hated Michael. He didn't care that Katherine might have not been just yet ready for sex but all he cared about were his needs. He did have his romantic sides but everytime they were together all he wanted was sex. I really wanted to like him but he was just too much. He was just so impulsive I wanted to throw bricks at him too.

Overall, I wanted to throw bricks at everyone in this book except for Katherine's family. They were the only good things about this book. I'm not trying to throw so much dish onto this review but I mean I was hoping for better when I saw how many people loved this book. It was just so terrible. I mean I can see why some people might enjoy this but I wasn't impressed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dead Girl Walking by Sharon Sant - ARC Review

Title: Dead Girl Walking 
Author: Sharon Sant 
Publication: July 1, 2015
Series: None. 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


Cassie Brown doesn’t see dead people, she becomes them. The slightest touch forces her to relive their final moments in breath-sapping detail. She herself was dead, killed in the accident that took the rest of her family. But whatever strange power governs the universe, has plans for her that don’t involve her death… yet.  

Dante has a recurring dream. Every time he sleeps he sees the exact moment of his own demise. But where did the nightmare come from? If it is a premonition, how long has he got?  

A girl and a boy, two damaged souls drawn together. Add a serial killer stalking the streets, a desperate cop and a newspaper reporter with an unhealthy interest in her story, and Cassie is soon mixed up in a lethal game. She may have cheated Death once, but this time he’s keeping a much closer eye on his prize…  

Dead Girl Walking is an unpredictable mix of romance, paranormal and crime thriller that will keep you gripped until the very last page.

My Review:

I recieved a digital copy of this book free of cost for a read-to-review basis.

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I really enjoyed it. The concept was great, I didn't know what to expect from this but this was a fantastic book. It was a fast read and very enjoyable. I loved this mystery and the suspense. I was so sad about Marmalade, I was really hoping she was going to stay through the book. I would love to read this book again but at the same time not to since I already know what's going to happen lol.  

- Cassie
Cassie was great lead. I did find her annoying at times, but she was great nonetheless. I wish she would have been a little more open than she was but then things wouldn't have gone the way they were supposed to if she did. I am so glad I was given the chance to read this book because this was fantastic. I was a little disappointed with how fast the actual scene at the end went but this was great.  
- Dante
I really liked Dante's character from when we first met him. I wasn't expecting things to go so fast between him and Cassie though. I was intrigued by Dante, there was so much mystery in him I just wanted to know everything about him. He was a great character.  

Overall, this was a great read. It was fast and very intriguing. As I said before, I wished the whole epic scene at the end was just a little bit more epic. But I loved the suspense of it all. I was getting scared for Cassie so many times but damn she was a great character. I loved the ending and really enjoyed this book.

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han - Book Review

Title: We'll Always Have Summer 
Author: Jenny Han 
Publication: April 26, 2011
Series: Summer #3 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

My Review:

“He didn’t give me flowers or candy. He gave me the moon and the stars. Infinity."  

This was a perfect end to the series. I loved this. I didn't enjoy the first book in the series and I wasn't so interested in continuing this series after I finished it but boy am I glad I did. This was perfect. I loved the second book and this one. I now love Jenny Han.  

- Belly
Belly has grown so much from the girl in book one. She is much more mature and is a great main lead. I wished there were more scenes with Conrad but this was great. I think this ended great for Belly, she got who she wanted and this was a perfect ending.  

- Conrad
Ah Conrad. Conrad Conrad Conrad. I loved him. He is so amazing. I liked reading through his point of view and seeing how he was actually handling things than watching him in Belly's point of view was much better. He can be very confusing to understand in Belly's point of view but I loved reading through his. He was so much more vulnerable. I loved that.  

- Jeremiah  I liked Jeremiah's character. I never really liked him for Belly. He was just always supposed to be a good friend but things escalated since book 2. It ended great for him but things would have been so much better if he just accepted being a friend to her.  

Overall, as I said before, this was a perfect end to the series. I'm sad to see it go. I will give Jenny's other books a try. Phenomenal book.

Other Books In Series Reviews
#1 The Summer I Turned Pretty
#2 It's Not Summer Without You

Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine - Book Review

Title: Bitter Blood
Author: Rachel Caine 
Publication: November 6, 2012
Series: Morganville Vampires #13 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…  

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.

My Review:

“I felt I should repeat it for the other slipper, in case there should be any bad feelings between the two. One should never create tension between one's footwear.”   

I loved this one! I have loved all the books in The Morganville Series and I still love them. This one was fantastic. I was a mess after reading this. First I was happy, then sad, frustrated, back to happy then sad, depressed and then happy again. I didn't know what to expect from this one but I was surprised. This was perfect.

- Claire
I still love Claire's character. She never seizes to amaze me. She's just so great at so many things, I wish I was as smart as her, I mean she's unbelievable. I can't wait to see what happens in this next books in this series and how it end.

- Shane
I love Shane. He made me cry a couple of times and ugh I love him. I would totally fight Claire for him. I love his snarky remarks and he is hilarious, and loyal.

- Eve
Eve, my god. I could not stop crying after what happened to her. That was just so devastating. I seriously need to know how this series ends because this was just my god. Eve is so badass and so strong.

- Michael
Oh my god. Michael ahh! He also made me cry. Ugh so much crying in this one. I was so emotional which I rarely am in books. But man this one did it for me. I can't even begin to talk about Michael. Let's just continue on.

Overall, I loved this one so much. There was so much drama and ah perfect. I wanted more, I already borrowed the last two books from my library. I really want to finish this series and there to be a happy ending for Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael. They have been through so much I just want everything to get better for them. Don't even get me started on Oliver and Amelie, lol! Loved loved loved this!

Other Books In Series Reviews
#10 Bite Club
#11 Last Breath 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stacking the Shelves [4]

 Hosted by Tynga's Reviews 
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I have 4 books to share with you all! 


Silently Still by Julieanne Lynch
I received a free digital copy of this book from Netgalley and I love this cover. I am excited to start it already, it seems like a great book to read. 

Significance by Shelly Crane
I have been wanting to read this series for awhile and I just got a copy from Netgalley. Yay! I am actually going to start this book today so look for the review of it soon. 


Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
I am excited for this one. I just recently finished Sapphire Blue and I can't wait to see how it ends in this one. I need to know how this ends!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 
I have been putting this one off for awhile, I have no idea why though. I loved City of Glass so I am going to reading this one really soon. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beastly by Alex Flinn - Book Review

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn 

Publication: October 2, 2007 
Series: None. 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥


I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

My Review:

“... I was just... thinking." 
"That must have been quite an experience for you.”   

I didn't love this book but at the same time I didn't quite hate it. I got annoyed in the beginning because Kyle was just too annoying. I mean I know he's supposed to be a jerk but he was just annoying. I couldn't really picture a lot of things, like him as a beast. Half the time I was picturing Beast from Beauty and The Beast (Disney version) and other times I was thinking of a Lycan from Underworld...

- Kyle
I can't say I liked him. I mean he was alright. But towards the end I just cringed when he kept saying things formal. Like whenever he would talk like an old man. I know it was supposed to be romantic but I mean eh..  

- Lindy
I loved Lindy's character. I thought she was the best thing in the book. I do like the movie version better when she is played as Vanessa Hudgens but she was really cool.  

Overall, I did enjoy this book don't get me wrong. But I just didn't love it like I was expecting to. I loved the movie but the book didn't quite do it for me. But it is a good book overall. It was a nice retelling of Beauty and The Beast with modern day teenagers in New York City.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier - Book Review

Title: Sapphire Blue 
Author: Kerstin Gier 
Publication: October 30, 2012 
Series: The Ruby Red Trilogy #2
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.  

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

My Review:

“Nick demonstrated twenty-three ways of communicating without words by fanning himself with a napkin. "This one means oops, your fly is open, sir, and if you lower the fan a little and look at someone over the top of it, it means wow, I'd like to marry you. But if you do it the other way around, it means ha ha, we are now at war with Spain.”   

First of all, I would like to say that this cover is stunning! And secondly, I loved this one. Time travel always confuses me and I was still rather confused with this one. I didn't really remember much from the last book when I started this one but I was easily caught up. I still don't get half of what I just read but I kind of get the gist of it. I do think the book dragged a bit.

- Gwen
I loved Gwen's character, although I wish she stood up for herself more. She is hilarious though, I love reading her snarky remarks. In this book, no one wishes to tell her about anything really, and I really like what she did instead. You see, instead of being a brat and whining for them to tell her what's going on, she goes on and looks for information for herself even though it is all rather confusing (at least it was for me). She is a very smart and talented character.  

- Gideon
What is with him?? I was soo confused with him more than the whole time traveling issue. I was all happy towards the ending with him and Gwen and then that turned into hate and then towards confusion after reading the epilogue. I am in need to read the next book to understand what the hell is going on and hopefully all my questions are answered in the next book.  

Overall, this was a great add to the series. I am hoping to read the next book soon, I think it's going to be great. Hopefully, I'm not disappointed. Am I the only one who never seems to understand time travel? Anyway, looking forward to the ending of this series.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Book Review

Title: Catching Fire 
Author: Suzanne Collins 
Publication: September 1, 2009
Series: The Hunger Games #2 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Sparks are igniting. 
Flames are spreading. 
And the Capitol wants revenge.  

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.

My Review:

“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”   

This was a fantastic book. I don't know why it took me so long to finally read this one. I remember trying to read it countless times and always stopped after the first chapter but I kept telling myself to continue and boy am I glad I did. This was a great book, I loved it even more than the movie and I really enjoyed the movie as well. I did see the movie before I read the book so I did know what has going to happen but I loved the more detailed writing than actually watching the film.  

- Katniss
First of all, I love her name so much. She is so incredibly smart and has such courage. I did find her annoying at many times though, especially with Peeta. She can be very confusing but she still is rather amazing. She is a real badass and I love when she shoots her arrows. I wish I could do that, that would be so much fun. I think that's why I love her so much though, she can just be so amazing just with her bow and arrows. She doesn't need to be going off to the hunger games or trying to survive, if this book was just about her in a forest shooting things I think I would have loved it the same.  

- Peeta
I love Peeta so much. Honestly, I don't think Katniss deserves him. He has so many great qualities and is just so easy to love. Peeta is amazing, it's really hard to not fall for him. I don't think there's something bad I can say about him, because he's perfect. I wish things were different for him and Katniss though, I want him to be happy. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.  

Overall, this book made me cry quite a couple of times. This is so far my favorite in the series. I am excited to read the next book and see what happens next because this was awesome. I did see Mockingjay part 1 in the movie theater already but there's still that whole other part that was left unsaid and I can't wait to read the rest.

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines - Book Review

Title: The Vincent Boys 
Author: Abbi Glines 
Publication: October 12, 2011
Series: The Vincent Boys #1 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist...

My Review:

“The heart wants who the heart wants. We can't help that.”   

I loved this book! I have waited for so long to read this book and honestly it was worth the wait. I really loved this one. This was just the book for a summer romance. This was a unique story and it was fantastic. Since I never do this, I wan't to use some gifs...


When Sawyer came back  

The Ending    

Okay, now that the pictures have spoken for themselves, let's get onto the characters.

- Ashton
I really liked Ashton's character. The real her, not the fake one she had put on for everyone else. I love seeing her being herself with Beau, she's just incredible. She felt so much guilt though, I mean I understand why she did but damn girl. Although she was a great character I hated how long it took her to stand up for herself with the stupid kids at the school. But she is an awesome character overall.
- Beau
I love Beau. He is so amazing and ah! I want a Beau. I hated the way everyone judged him without even getting to know him. He is just simply perfect. There are way too many great qualities about Beau I am trying to find a bad one. It is nearly impossible. But I did find one, his cold shoulder. I hate when he shut Ashton out, he was just so confusing! If there weren't point of views from Beau's side, I would have never known how he was really thinking and would have had so many different mixed signals. But he is honestly quite perfect, I loved his character.

- Sawyer
Eh, can't say I loved him. I tolerated him. It wasn't until the last few pages before I finally started to like him. I wanted to reach in the book and punch him so many times. He finally gained my acceptance in the last few pages. I do want to read the next book and see how things work out for him and Ashton's cousin.

Overall, I loved this book so much. I would reread this book numerous times just to be able to read Ashton's and Beau's romance all over again. It was just so cute and perfect. I feel like I've said that word a lot of times but this book was perfect, best way for me to describe it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr - Book Review

Title: Ink Exchange 
Author: Melissa Marr 
Publication: April 24, 2008
Series: Wicked Lovely #2
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥


Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.

Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.

The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .

My Review:

I'm honestly not really sure what to say about this book. I really enjoyed the first book and had high hopes for this one but I was sadly disappointed. This was just a terrible book. I did not enjoy any scenes at all, everything was just bleh. I didn't like the plot, the characters, I can't say there was one thing in this book that I liked. This was just terrible.

- Leslie
Horrible main character. She was just ugh.  I can't even find words to say how much I disliked Leslie's character. She has recently been through traumatic events she chooses to get a tattoo that ties her to Irial. Now, after going through her traumatic events, I just can't believe how easy it was for her to just -- I'm just not going to say anything about that because I don't want to spoil anything for any of you. All I can say was that I did not like Leslie at all.

- Niall
When we are first introduced to him, I had such high hopes for him. But that plummeted rather fast. I can't say that I liked any of the characters in this book. Niall seemed like he was going to be such a great character, I thought I was going to fall in love with him, but sadly (again) I was disappointed with the outcome.

- Irial
No. No. No. No.
I hate Irial.
Can I just throw boulders at him? Ugh, even though he went through a change, I couldn't bring myself to like him. He was just ugh. I can't even find words to describe honestly.

Overall, I did not like this book at all. I do plan on reading the rest of the series because I did enjoy the first book but I'm expecting much anymore. After reading this one, I'm not sure if I want to get the next book anytime soon because this was just horrible.

Other Books In Series Reviews 
#1 Wicked Lovely

If I Stay by Gayle Forman - Book Review

Title: If I Stay 
Author: Gayle Forman 
Publication: April 6, 2010
Series: If I Stay #1 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥


The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!   In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time. 

My Review:

This was an ok book. I was really starting to like it after the first chapter, but then everything went downhill from there. The thing that bothered me most was all the flashbacks. I'm okay with a few but this was an overload of them. I didn't cry like I'd thought I would, and the ending was so predictable. There were a few nice scenes which made me want to give this book 2 stars instead of just one. Only after I finished this book did I watch the movie and I have to say that I enjoyed the movie so much more than the book.  

- Mia
I don't really know how I feel about Mia. She was a nice character to read and I find it unique that she plays the cello. I didn't love her, but at the same time I didn't quite hate her, she was just okay. She was pretty dull. It was really hard to connect with these characters honestly.  

- Adam
I think Adam was the only good part in this book. There were some ridiculous moments though, "play me like a cello" ... no. I just felt awkward reading that part and just quickly skimmed through that. But Adam is a nice guy overall, he seems too perfect like a dream come true.  

I think that was the major issue with this book. Everything seemed too perfect, of course not the crash, but the parents Mia had are the dream parents that every teenage daughter/son wished they had.  

Overall, I couldn't connect with any of the characters in this book. Don't get me wrong there were a few scenes I liked but that's it. Everything else was just so dull and I think the best thing that happened in the book was at the end, when I finished. I was just so glad to be done with the book, I was happy it was a short read because I don't know how I could have gone 200 more pages of flashbacks and bleh. I really did want to love this book, but it just wasn't the book for me.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Chosent At Nightfall by C.C. Hunter - Book Review

Title: Chosen At Nightfall 
Author: C.C. Hunter 
Publication: April 23, 2013 
Series: Shadow Falls #5 
Format: Paperback 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:

When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all... and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.

My Review:

“This doesn't make sense." 
"I know," Kylie said. "And that seems to be the theme song of my life right now. Not a damn thing makes sense.”  

What a perfect end to the series! I loved this book so much. I am just now writing a review for this so I don't remember all the details but I do remember so many things that were just amazing. I couldn't help but notice there were a couple of spelling errors (I spot them really easily, they just pop up when I'm reading) but the great pace of the book didn't let it bother me too much. I am so glad with how this book ended, I have loved all the books in this series.

- Kylie
Such an amazing character. I think she deserves an award for one of the best female main characters. She is completely perfect and badass with her talents and just everything about her is great. She is a little pissy though and has more of an attitude in this book. Not as much Della though!

- Lucas
I love you. Marry me?
No? Ok. *hits head with a shovel and puts him in my trunk* Mwahahah
I love Lucas so much, I felt so betrayed by him in Whispers at Moonrise but I mean, I couldn't stay mad at him for any longer than the first chapter. He is just so sweet and amazing. If Kylie didn't have powers I would have fought her for him, but since she does...I'm just going to weep and love Lucas from afar.

- Derek
I love how it ended for Derek. He is such a great friend to Kylie and so incredibly sweet. I used to love him so much more than I loved Lucas but I'm team Lucas all the way.

Overall, I loved this book. If it wasn't obvious enough..  I just realized that there were novellas from Della's point of view, that seems so great! I can't wait to get those. This was such a great end to the series I'm so sad to see it go. There were so many scenes that had my laughing I had to keep rereading the lines because it was just so much fun to read those scenes over and over again...

“She tossed her towel on her dresser and turned to the bed where shed left her PJs. Only it wasn't just her PJs on the bed anymore.
Lucas, eyes wide, sat on the foot of her bed, about four feet from where she stood completely naked.
She squealed.
He laughed.
She dashed for the towel.
Once she had it around her, she glared from a still grinning Lucas to the door. "I'm killing Della!"
He laughed again. "I'm afraid I might have to protect her for this one.”

"I just..."
"Did I say you could talk?" he asked. He did three more pacing laps, as if working off steam, before he looked at her again. "Where were you going, Kylie?" When she just looked at him, he bit out, "Answer me."
"You said I couldn't talk.”

“Sometimes this just happens,” Kylie said, much calmer now that she had a sneak preview of his comeuppance.
“Just happens?” Burnett bellowed out. “Are you freaking kidding me! If you have sex, you use protection. It’s that simple. This shit doesn’t have to happen! This is nothing but carelessness. It’s irresponsible. It’s unforgivable.”
“Burnett!” Holiday rolled her eyes at Kylie and frowned. The fae knew exactly what Kylie was up to now. But Kylie wasn’t finished yet. “
Maybe we should put a rule in place. Any male who impregnates a girl should be neutered.”
“Enough,” Holiday snapped.
“Actually, that’s not a bad plan!” he growled.
“Burnett!” Holiday said in a stern voice. “Shut up before you embarrass yourself more than you already have.” When the vampire looked at Holiday, she continued, “Kylie didn’t buy the pregnancy tests for Miranda. She bought them for me.” Kylie flopped back against the seat again, enjoying the look of disbelief on the vampire’s face a little too much.
“Would you like a name of a good doctor who will schedule your little snip-snip operation?" she bit out."

Other Books In Series Reviews
#4 Whispers At Moonrise

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han - Book Review

Title: It's Not Summer Without You
Author: Jenny Han 
Publication: April 27, 2010
Series: Summer #2 
Format: Paperback
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.

My Review:

“There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back. Like, just erase from existence. Like, if you could, you'd erase yourself right out of existence too, just to make that moment not exist.”  

I really enjoyed this book much more than I did with book one. I remember not really loving book one but at the same time not hating it. I am so glad I gave this book a try because this was perfect. This is definitely my favorite in the series so far. There were some flaws in the book but what book doesn't have some flaws? But there were just so many perfect scenes that it was incredibly easy to forget about the few flaws in the book. I am truly excited to start the last book in this series because after the ending of this one, I really need to know how this ends.

- Belly
I think she has matured some from the first book. I couldn't stand her in the last book but she was much better in this one. She may have acted a little childish at one point in the book, but hey she was drunk. I'm positive many people act immature when they're drunk and act childish at some point. Belly character was a much better improvement in this book. I felt really bad for Belly because of the intensity of her relationship with her mother but I think it worked out really well for the both of them. I really can't wait to see what happens in the next book.

- Conrad
I still love Conrad much more than Jeremiah. Even though he was a jerk a lot of times through this book (same as the first book, maybe even a little more) it was really nice to see when the nice side came out of him. Conrad is the kind of guy who would give a girl a lot of mixed signals, first he wants to be with you and then the next he wants nothing to do with you and then repeat. Even though he has such a crappy side to him I still love him!

- Jeremiah
I like his character. I think he would be an amazing boyfriend for a lot of girls, just not for Belly. He is a really great character in this series but for some reason it's hard for me to see him as a boyfriend for Belly. I wonder how it's going to go for him the next book.

Overall, I really did love this book. I laughed and I cried but I loved it. This was a pretty fast read, and the perfect contemporary romance for summer. As I said multiple times, I can't wait to read the next book.

Other Books In Series Reviews
#1 The Summer I Turned Pretty

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks - Book Review

Title: Of Poseidon 
Author: Anna Banks
Publication: May 22, 2012
Series: The Syrena Legacy
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥


Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.


I thought this book was going to go a whole different way than it did. I liked how it started, I did find Emma a little immature in the beginning but I did like her, I know she has a temper but damn that was a little too much. I did enjoy the book though, the romance was good and I liked a lot of the conversations but I found it pretty predictable. I got really confused with the mythology and sciency stuff. I mean it was hard to see where it was going. I loved the ending though, I would read book 2 to see where that continues.

I can't say I loved Emma's character. She had her moments but I found her annoying after awhile. I loved that she was unique, and I love them having violet eyes. She was independent and was pretty cool, I just didn't like her temper all that much. She exploded on everything! Her gift is cool though, I wish I could communicate with the aquatic animals like she can.  

- Galen
I loved Galen. I did like him and Emma together but I hated how long it took for them to happen. Galen was amazing from the beginning, he did seem a little too possessive to me, it can be cute but it was a little creepy after a while. I did love that was rather caring.

- Rayna
 I had an itchy feeling about her in the beginning but I ended up really loving her character. I did like her character a lot more than Emma's but that's because I was expecting that rude attitude from her and I liked seeing her soft sides but I was expecting Emma to be like opposite from her so we could have the girl-who-doesn't-care-about-anything and the girl-who-is-sweet-and-loves-life-and-Galen but I just didn't like having Emma have a temper issue.  

Overall, I did enjoy the book and I will be continuing the second book. It just wasn't what I expecting. I did like a lot of scenes and I'm curious to see how the next book plays out. Don't get me wrong, it was a unique story and I did like it but I didn't love it like I hoped I would. I am still a little confused on some of the science and stuff that happened, I mean it was all just sort of dumped on you so I hope that gets cleared up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday [3]

Hosted by Should Be Reading.  
In this meme, you grab your current read, turn to a random page, and take (2) two sentences from anywhere on that page. But remember not to spoil anything.


My Teaser is from the book:
Hidden by Sophie Jordan

"Sitting on the stools at the counter, waiting for our order, I almost feel normal. Since Tamra interrupted us the last time we were alone, it's nice to have this time together. "

Monday, January 19, 2015

Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter - Book Review

Title: Whispers at Moonrise 
Author: C.C. Hunter 
Publication: October 2, 2012
Series: Shadow Falls #4 
Format: Paperback 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet.  A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined.  

Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf.  With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.    

As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante.  Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway.  Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever.   In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure.  Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.

The breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.

My Review:

“We all must pay a price for following our own paths. But... it's not always fair to ask others to pay that price."  

Ah so many emotions! I'm still trying to settle through them. I finished this book a few minutes ago so I'm still trying to see how I'm going to write this review. Let me just start off by saying, WHY LUCAS?!? You have crushed my heart. This was such an awesome installment to the Shadow Falls series. I am surprised that the whole plot ending thing went by so fast! I wanted it to be more detailed. And why a cliff hanger? Ugh! I can't begin to explain how much I want the next book in my hands at this moment. I just want to read Chosen at Nightfall right now. I laughed so much through this book and cried a lot. I was in a whole emotional outburst through this book, I got some weird looks from my family. I loved this book!

- Kylie
I seriously love Kylie's character. She seemed very rude in this book than in the others, I know she was going through a lot but she had a pissy attitude which I found a little annoying. Other than that, her character is just amazing. I don't care that she finds herself weird, I find her so freaking badass. Just that she can do so much amazes me. I love seeing her powers grow through every single book.  

- Lucas
AHH! You killed me. With those few pages, you have killed me. I just can't. I was growing onto Lucas, I have been so in love with Derek that in this book I was finally loving Lucas but I just can't believe that whole thing that just happened. I do wish there were a little more scenes with Lucas and I hated how he rarely made time to see her saying the whole "pack" thing. I got tired of it. He should have sat with her at lunch, told her he loved her. Boy you were too late!  

- Derek
I did love Derek but in this book he just seemed like a really good friend. I remember in the other books how much more he was involved and even though there were a lot of scenes with him and her thoughts about him, I was just wanting more Lucas. I do love Derek, I think that he may have made a better boyfriend than Lucas but there are things about Lucas that just makes my heart melt.  

- Holiday & Burnett & Della & Miranda
All very important characters that are just amazing. I love every single character in this book!  

Overall, I think it is pretty obvious how much I loved this book. This is my favorite of the series so far and I am hoping to get the next book as soon as possible. That cliffhanger killed me as well as Lucas's betrayal. I need to know what happens! It did feel a little dull at times and I just skimmed through some pages but I found this book incredible

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking - Book Review

Title: Frostfire 
Author: Amanda Hocking 
Publication: January 6, 2015 
Series: Kanin Chronicles #1 
Format: Paperback 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

My Review:

I won a copy of this through Goodreads Giveaways.  

I really liked this book. I just recently found out this was a spinoff series so I am sure going to get onto the other series soon. Since I won this in a giveaway, I wasn't expecting much but I was happily surprised. I kept holding this book off but once I read the first chapter it all blew by in a breeze. It was such an easy book to read and I really enjoyed it.

- Bryn
I really liked Bryn's character. I was a little confused at first as to why she was different than most of the Kanins but it makes sense. I found it a little boring at times though, especially when she kept having to keep tabs on the changeling she rescued, the was pretty dull, I just wanted to skip through the pages. Bryn is a strong character and I love that she can protect herself and I was surprised on how much I loved her character.

- Ridley
I love Ridley. I love love him. I wish there were more romance scenes with him, I love him with Bryn. I don't understand why he considers himself old, he's like 24? I absolutely love Ridley's character, I can't wait for more from him in the next books.

- Konstantin
I don't know what to think about him. I believe there is a good side to him but what's going on? I felt like there was so much missing from this book. I wish there were more action scenes and a bigger plot in the ending. I felt that it ended way too soon than it needed to.

Overall, I did really enjoy this book a lot and I am excited for the next books in this series to come out. This book felt like a breeze for 319 pages, it went by super fast which I loved. This was a great book and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick read and doesn't have anything at hand.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Stacking the Shelves [3]

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I have 4 books to share with you all! 

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking 
I won this book from a giveaway and I am so excited to get started on it! This book looks so interesting and the cover is just so beautiful. 

Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter 
It has been so long since I read the first 3 books in this series and I have loved them all. I absolutely can't wait to start this. I bought this book a few months ago and never got around to it, that's going to change this week. 

Hidden by Sophie Jordan
It has been about a year since I read Vanish and I have been wanting to get my hands on this one but other books kept coming in front of it. I hope this is a great end to the series. 

Take Me On by Katie McGarry
I love love love love this series. I am so sad to see it ending, I just ahh!! (Sorry, I am having a fangirl moment...better) And now it's Wes's time! Ah, I need this book right now and I need to start as soon as possible. I can't get enough of Katie's writings. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - Book Review

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa 
Publication: April 24, 2012
Series: Blood of Eden #1 
Format: Ebook 
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥


To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…  

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

My Review:

"You will always be a monster, there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you."  

There might be a few spoilers.

I really enjoyed this book! I was expecting a lot from this book because I have loved the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. This story about vampires is so very unique and much more different than any other vampire book I have read. It did have its moments and boring me, I just wanted to get to more action through some scenes. My only complaint is that I wish there were a tad bit more romance. I am glad that there was this whole different thing going on without the romance but more than half the book, something could have happened.

- Allie
I loved Allie's character. I thought she was a little too harsh and she wasn't really getting on my good side. But she is such a strong character, you have to love her. She is ruthless but I honestly did expect a little more, I thought she would have been able to kill so many things with her training and how she used to live. I mean it was a little unrealistic to believe she can kill Jackal so fast but I thought it'd be cool. I was happy with Allie's character, I'm glad she doesn't have to rely on anyone else to look after her. She wasn't smart about a few things but she is a great female heroine.

- Jeb
I disliked Jeb the moment he became a part of the story. I didn't like the way he treated people, especially what he did to Zeke. I am just stunned with Jeb. I had a feeling something was up with him and even though he wasn't my favorite, I'm glad with it how ended with him.

- Kanin
I loved Kanin. After reading a few reviews of this book and reading that she was going to meet Zeke, I was disappointed. Since we met Kanin first, I didn't like the idea of her meeting someone else. I didn't like him leaving after a short period of time finally getting him. I felt that he was pulled from the story a little too fast. I hope he has more scenes in the next books. I still really like Zeke, but I would love it if she were with Kanin. Some people say it may be wrong because he is technically her "father" but I am overlooking that.

- Zeke
I did really like Zeke. I was a little disappointed with him and he acted towards her when her secret was let out. I thought he was going to be different and wouldn't care about it or try to overlook that. I am glad with how it ended but I still wish it were Kanin instead. Zeke was a great leader, he knew how to take charge. I loved how much he cares even if it is dangerous for him to care that much.

Overall, I thought this was a great book and I can't wait to reach the next one. The ending was a bit of a cliff hanger, thankfully the other two books are in my library so I can get to them as soon as possible. Julie has this amazing way of creating such a unique world that lets you escape. I have high hopes for the next books in this series.