Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Break in Two

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
This book was released November 5, 2013. Visit Goodreads.com for other reviews on this book.

Thirty-one year old Claire Hatley is running from Seattle having just discovered that her live-in boyfriend has traded her in for a twenty-two year old hostess. Devastated and alone Claire must make a fresh start. She answers an ad for a chef at a guest ranch just outside Colorado Springs and finds herself face to face with Cole Mitchell, quite possibly the sexiest man to ever ride a horse. Common sense tells them to stay away from each other, but their attraction is not to be denied. He gives her a glimpse of what love should be, but just as she starts to trust him, the past comes back to tear them apart.

Join Claire and Cole as they embark on the stormy love affair of a lifetime.

This book was a quick and flirty read. It was a great stand alone book and that makes it great because if I want to read the other books in the Full Hearts series it won't be a problem. The characters kind of merge into the other books but the book is stand alone. I loved the characters and I was so giddy reading about Claire and Cole's chemistry. Their love story is very steamy and overall a great read. 

Cole's family owns a ranch and Claire ends up responding to an ad about a chef position. She ends up getting it and who is her boss? Well it's the sexy cowboy that runs the farm. He's hot and super hunky. She is totally into him and she knows it is wrong of her to get involved with her boss. Just like her boss knows it is not right to get involved with an employee.

This book is very different from other books I've read. It doesn't have an excessive amount of sex scenes which is awesome. I'm not a fan of authors overdoing it. MJ Summers did the perfect combination of story and romantic scenes. When the horrible past come back to bite them in the butt, the couple must go through hell and back for each other to possibly have a chance together. These characters are written perfectly in the way that they are imperfect. Happy reading!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alive

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
The release date for this book is July 14, 2015. Visit Goodreads.com for other reviews on this book.

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief — she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people ... and no answers. 

She knows only one thing about herself — her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin — yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust each other. 

Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn

This book was a very difficult review to write because it is so hard not to throw spoilers out there. Anyways, here we go. The book cover is very simple in the best way. This book has been compared to many different books but I feel like it reminded me of The Maze Runner and The 100. This book is completely different than anything I've ever read before. It is a sci-fi adventure and it constantly creeped me out. There was so many plot twists and turns in this story. It was both super creepy and I just kept needing more. I read this book in one sitting and I was beyond amazed. This story kept me engaged the entire time and I was just so entertained.

The beginning of this book is a very slow because they are waking up and trying to figure things out. So not much happens there but push through because it just gets better. Em, also known as M.Savage, is the first one up and out of her coffin. She helps the others escape their coffins and then she becomes leader because of what she did. Most of the story also revolves a lot around arguing who the leader should be.

The entire story has twists and turns but it also has sections where my skin crawled. It was hands down one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. The characters are very interesting and they all have great personalities. The big plot twist takes the entire story to show itself which I think was great! The story was very cryptic here and there but it was amazing! I am beyond excited for the next two books. Happy reading.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Break Your Heart

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
The release date for this book is July 28, 2015. Visit Goodreads.com for other reviews on this book.

The book cover is definitely adorable. I like the fact that the heart is cut in half and I felt like it was a test or something that made the shape.  Super cute cover. Okay, so this book was a quick read. I thought it was the perfect book to read once you finish a series. I loved it. It was very different from what I normally read and I think that is important when looking for a new book. I was very excited when I received this book from netgalley. This book had diverse main characters which is awesome! We definitely need more diverse books. The main characters are very intelligent and interesting. They have a connection and it is not just physical. The characters are very interesting to read about. They have their own lives separate from each other and that is the best! The story is definitely takes you on an anxiety roller coaster. One moment you want them to be together another moment you're anxious that they'll get caught. It is a great read! You will love the college vibes to the story. The entire story was not perfect. It wasn't a "typical" type of book where they fall in love blah blah. No, there were humps to get over and plot twists. There were other people there was a maybe they'll date maybe not. Overall, I liked it! Very different type of story. Happy reading.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Saint Anything

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I purchased this book when it first released this month/May. I was very excited because the story sounded great and I've never read a book by Sarah Dessen. Let's just say I'm not disappointed! Even better, I was able to purchase this book and it was signed! Thank you Target! If you'd like to see more reviews on this book, please visit Goodreads.com.

Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?

Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans



I've never read a book by Sarah Dessen and I was not disappointed. I was first attracted to this book by its cover. I totally didn't judge it by the cover though, I read the inside of the dusk jacket that I posted above. My boyfriend tried to ask me what this book was about.....where do I start and how do I explain? So I just told him it was way too difficult and I hope you all understand that I'm trying to process my feelings in this review.

The whole book sort of revolves around Peyton and what happened to him but this book is about Sydney. It's about how her life basically revolves around this incident that occurred and how she just needs a change. She meets Layla, the super awesome confident new friend, and it all starts with YumYums. Obviously, all the good flavors are taken but Sydney settles for root beer flavor. This is where I felt that the story was about to get better, I was right. Layla brings her a giant bag of them. That is how their friendship starts, awesome right? Anyways, Layla's family is by far the best thing about this book. I hope you grow to love them! The characters are all around completely adorable. I love them, I loved the way their relationships/friendships grew and I loved that they had to overcome situations that occurred. Romance, drinking, drama, and betrayal. I don't want to give away too much. So, happy reading!!


Between Everything and Us (Sutton College Novel #1)

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
The release date for this book was January 20, 2015. Visit Goodreads.com for other reviews on this book.

I honestly can not find the right way to review this book. This has to be one of the harder reviews I've written after reading a book. I felt that this book was very good. I loved it. I just wanted more! I still need to know more and more about what happened. The characters both have their own problems going on and it isn't like their world revolves around each other. The book was refreshing and I loved the chemistry between Beau and Matisse. It was so cute reading about their relationship develop and their bond grow. The book had tons of drama, drinking, romance, and terrible twists. I loved the book and the crazy twists that occur are horrid and beautiful. The author was like lets give you a terrible tragedy here and then another twist here. But, overall it was amazing. I loved this book. I haven't read many New adult books but I really liked this one. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Morning!

So I haven't had an opportunity to post my reviews but I'll do it by today or tomorrow. There is two to come :)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Wrath and The Dawn

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I purchased this book at my local Barnes and Noble. You can purchase this book through multiple websites. If you would like to see more reviews based on this book, please visit Goodreads.com.


Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

The dusk jacket for this book is very beautiful. The actual book itself is a burgundy shade and it looks very nice. I love it just as much as I loved the book! Ok, so this book was inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. I haven't read the book so I feel that I really need to after finishing this one. I absolutely loved the entire story! I found this book to be mindblowing! As a reader, I was engaged through all of it. There was not one moment that I wanted to just stop and take a break what so ever. Where is the next book and can you just send it to me immediately!?

This book was filled with a giant secret and I felt like I was going to implode trying to figure out what it was. So the story starts and thats when it all begins (obviously right?), with a cryptic message:

"One hundred lives for one you took. One life to one dawn.
Should you fail but a single morn, I shall take from you your dreams. I
shall take from you your city.
And I shall take from you these lives, a thousandfold."

Creepy, right? I was like ok, so what exactly does this mean? So anyways, Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid even though she knows that every bride has been killed at sunrise. Shazi is a very intelligent and cunning girl. Her reasons behind her choice to volunteer are definitely noble but then her feelings for the boy-king start to change. Khalid killed her best friend and how is it ok for her to start falling in love with this boy when he took someone so important to her? Khalid goes to visit Shazi and she holds his attention by telling him a story. While she was telling the stories, I found myself eager to hear the story also. The way she makes it through the night is by ending the story in a way that there is still more to be told. So night after night passes and Shazi makes it to sunrise. I slowly started to really like Khalid and feel as though there had to be a reason behind these deaths. He was mysterious and as much as he sounds terrible, I didn't think he was. I felt myself swooning for the idea of them being together. She fights with herself because of the feelings she is developing, but she never lets these feelings excuse what he has done. This book is lovely, I definitely recommend it to young adult lovers. It is filled with romance and emotion. Half the time I was like NOOO!!! What just happened, my emotions can't take this. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars but I'm still not completely over the fact that I finished reading and discovered this was not a stand alone book. This is a duology and the next book does not come out until next year. Where is the next one and why has it not been mailed to me already! I hope you all enjoy the book. Happy reading!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Demon Door

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
The release date for this book is June 16, 2015. Visit Goodreads.com for other reviews on this book.

The book cover is very appealing. The cover is something that drew me into the book right away. The book itself was a difficult read just because of the time differences. What I mean is that time passes differently in both worlds and it confused me at first. Also, I felt that the characters could have used much more explanation, mainly Blue and Princess Hellne. I felt that more explanation of their relationship would have been great for the story. But, overall I enjoyed the book. I felt that it was a quick read because I wanted to know more and more about what was going on. The author definitely made me love the characters in a way that I was genuinely concerned about them throughout the book. I wouldn't say this book is necessarily new adult but it is borderline young adult and new adult due to the sex scenes. Be prepared!! Anyways, I very much liked the story as a whole but I would have liked to know a lot more about the first two characters I mentioned. If I explain much more i'll give away a lot of spoilers and I would like to avoid that in this review. Honestly, I would definitely push through this book! There were some parts where I was very lazily reading but that was the only reason I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 stars.  I'm very glad I finished this book because the ending was very good! So get excited for that!! Where is the next book?!?!?! I need it now!!! Happy reading.