Sunday, May 31, 2015

Still No Luck :(

Well, bad news... I still haven't gotten a laptop :'( but I've been using my boyfriend's while he's at work. There are a few changes I want to make so this blog can get better but it's hard when I only have so much time on top of still taking care of my little now. For now, things will remain the same. Once I finally get my own laptop then I'll add the changes and hope you guys like them ^^

Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Lovers' Tag

1) Do you have a specific place for reading?

I usually read in the bath, it's very relaxing and I get the most peace. With a little one running around it's hard to get a moment alone. My ideal place would be by a wood burning fireplace, the crackling and the smell is so peaceful and inviting.


2) Bookmarks or a Random Piece of Paper?

I have a lot of bookmarks, I love them. The more the merrier! Yet, somehow I always end up using an old receipt or an old note lol


3) Can you just stop anywhere or do you need to finish a chapter?

I can stop whenever but I usually like to stop at a chapter or a break in the book.

4) Do you eat or drink while reading?

 Yes, I drink while reading, it's easy for me to do. I've never spilled anything on a book either! Eating though... it depends on the food I want, something messy will have to wait. I don't want to ruin my book.

5) Music or TV while reading?

I can't watch TV and read, unless I read on commercials. I love reading while listening to music though, it's cool to try and find songs that match the scene I'm reading. I also love to find each book a theme song if I can.

6) One book at a time or several?

As many as I feel like I guess, sometimes that's one and sometimes that is a bunch.

7) Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Home, simple as that.

8) Read out loud or silently?

To myself, my partner doesn't want to hear at all.

9) Do you read ahead or skip the pages?

Nope, I don't want to spoil anything for myself, otherwise I may not want to finish the novel.

10) Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Like new, if I bend a spine by accident, I will sell it to Half Price Books and go out and buy another one. I have terrible OCD that way lol

11) Do you write in your books?

NEVER!!!! Again, I like to keep all my books looking as new as possible.

If you want to do this tag, just consider yourself tagged by me :D

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#WaitingOnWedesday (11)



Title: Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Series 
Series: The Selection 
Expected Release Date: 10/6/2015





Blurb - from Goodreads

All four novellas in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in one gorgeous hardcover collection, featuring exclusive bonus material: introductions from Kiera Cass, new scenes from The Selection, The Elite, and The One, a map of Illéa, and beautiful interior illustrations! Happily Ever After also includes the extended ending of The Prince (previously available only in The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard) and an extra epilogue to The One (previously available only online or in the four-book Selection box set). This collectible edition is a must-have for any Selection fan, as well as a fantastic introduction to the world of the bestselling series.

The contents of Happily Ever After are as follows:


-The Prince (with the two bonus chapters), Maxon’s novella

-The Guard, Aspen’s novella

-The Queen, Amberly’s novella

-The Favorite, Marlee’s novella

-Three scenes from Celeste’s POV

-Lucy’s scene (bonus scene from The One)

-The bonus epilogue

-Where are they now?

-A map

-Various illustrations


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This World We Live In - Review




Description 


It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.

The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.






My Review

*SPOILER ALERT*

This is one of the only series that does make me think and that sticks with me long after I've read it. This actually was my first time reading this installment. I've still never read the second, I don't plan to either. It's all just so sad and terrible but I find myself going back for more. I've reviewed the first and to me while this one isn't quite as good it still haunts me. What if this really didi happen? The moon getting thrown off balance. Would anymore live long afterward? Would it just destroy the life we have now?

This book is very quick read, one I found hard to put down as I read it in one day. Even though I know nothing good will actually happen, I find myself hoping it does. I do not think this series is for everyone as most people I know hate it with a passion and most reviews I've read rate it terribly. I like it though, it's not the best of course, but I don't know there is just something about it that speaks to me.



Favorite Quotes


1) “He taught me to trust in tomorrow.” 

2) “But it's our curse and our blessing to remember the past and to know there's a future."






Monday, May 25, 2015

Song of the Week (8)


Title: This Little Girl
Artist: Cady Groves 
Year: 2012


There is the original version to this song and the Nightcore version, I personally love the Nightcore one way more, but I'll place both down here for you guys to decide :)

Lyrics:

You got your keys, but where ya goin'?
The third degree just isn't workin'
Cause you walked out without asking me to go
And if I followed you home, would you be alone?

I checked your phone, cause it was beepin'
Are you alone? 
I know you're creepin'
Cause you walked out without asking me to go
But if I followed you home, I hope you're alone

[Bridge:]
I'm three steps from the edge, woah
Don't push me over it
Don't you know, don't you know

[Chorus:]
Every girl is capable of murder, if you hurt her
Watch out you don't push me any further, any further
You're not the only one walking 'round with a loaded gun
This little girl is capable of murder, cause you hurt her

My hands are clean, not yet a killer
Ain't I your queen?
And did you tell her?
Cause you broke down all my shoulda known betters
And then I followed you home, throwin' sticks and stones

[Bridge:]
I'm two steps form the edge woah
Don't push me over it
Don't you know, don't you know

[Chorus:]
Every girl is capable of murder, if you hurt her
Watch out you don't push me any further, any further
You're not the only one walking 'round with a loaded gun
This little girl is capable of murder, cause you hurt her

Don't you know you should never treat a girl like that?
Got a good alibi and my bag's all packed
Don't you know you should never treat a girl like that?
Cause the next one's gonna have a hammer pulled back

[Chorus:]
Every girl is capable of murder
So watch out you don't push me any further
(But you fucking hurt her)

Every girl is capable woah, if you hurt her
Watch out you don't push me any further
You're not the only one walkin' round with a loaded gun
This little girl is capable of murder (Hey!)
This little girl is capable of murder, cause you hurt her



Above: Nightcore
Below Original: 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bookish Identity Tag


1. What dystopian/fantasy world would you like to live in?
If I could only pick one... it would have to be, more supernatural fantasy I guess but I'd go for the world of Vampire Knight (manga).

2. Who would your partner be?
I'm thinking this question means romantic partner and in that case... God, this is a tough one, I'll put the top three, I can't choose just one /hides/
1) Roth (The Dark Elements)
2) Jack Force (Blue Bloods)
3) Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)

3. Who would your godly parent be? (Percy Jackson Series)
Never read those books and don't ever plan to, #sorrynotsorry

4. Would you rather be a Downworlder or a Nephilim? (Mortal Instruments series)
Downworlder, it's been a dream of mine for over ten years to be a vampire.

5. Which house would you be in? (Harry Potter)
Slytherin

6. Which faction would you be in? (Divergent)
Dauntless

7. What would your daemon be? (Northern Lights series)
I've heard of the books, but I don't know what this daemon thing is about... sorry

8. Who do you tag?
Everybody :)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Heir - Review


Details: 

Release Date: 5/5/2015
Page Count: 368
Format: Hardcover
Published by: Harper Teen
Series: The Selection Series 
Number in Series: 4


Description:

Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa's royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after.

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

A new generation of swoon worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series! - From Amazon




My Thoughts 

*SPOILER ALERT*

Well, I should start off by saying that I'm sure I wasn't the only person who had high hopes for this novel. I mean if you've read the other three and loved them the way I do. I was disappointed by this installment, Eadlyn is no America. This Princess starts out as a spoiled brat whom I wanted a smack every other page. She never thought of anyone else but herself. Her most important things in life were designing dresses and freaking hand massages. She was mean to everyone, even going so far as to feel ashamed for Kile's appearance and how it made her family look to be around that kind of thing.

I almost gave up on this book, I couldn't take much more of her, then enter Kile. I really like him and hope he or Erik wins, I won't be happy with any other. They are sweet and understanding and I love Kile for not being scared to call her out when she is being a bitch, which is a lot.

The plot is pretty much like the first part of the series, only Eadlyn is the first female to hold a selection and the way she goes about it you'd think her parents had demanded she go tap dancing in a mine field. She's rude to the boys and doesn't seem to care an ounce for them.

Slowly though, I watched her change little by little, I still wanted to smack her sometimes but it got better, she got better. I know some people are happy that she isn't as wishy washy as her mother was but I understood why America was that way and I sadly can understand why Eadlyn is such a spoiled brat... though I'm so angry at Maxon and America for raising her to be that way. Her twin brother, Ahren, seemed to be so much better till he eloped. Ugh, this book is a hot mess sometimes and just a plain mess other times, will I be reading the next one? Yes, but only for Kile or Erik, this though is nothing like the first and it makes me so sad.



In honor of her Highness, Princess Bitchy I've decided to do my most hated quotes of the book:

1) "What if you said you were already in love with somebody?"
I shook my head as I poked at my food. "I insulted my three most likely candidates right in front of them."
[...] "Perhaps a guard then? Happens to the maids often enough," she suggested with a giggle.
I scoffed. "That's fine for them, but I'm not that desperate."

2) "My father used to be a Two."
"Is that all?"
Undeterred, he went on. "I think it's pretty impressive."
"Not as impressive as having a father who used to be a One."

3) "Why were you so harsh? For a few you simply said 'no' or flicked your hand."
I tried not to let the worry show on my face. At the time those things had seemed kind of funny.

4)"Kile, could you please go talk to your sister?"
The contentment in his eyes quickly turned to frustration. "Why? What'd she do this time?"
"She's taken yet another one of my tiaras."
"Don't you have, like, a thousand of those?"
I huffed. "That's hardly the point. It's mine, and she shouldn't be wearing it. When she walks around like that, she gives the impression that she's royal when she's not. It's inappropriate."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#WaitingOnWednesday (10)



Name: Shuriken to Pleats #1

Author:Matsuri Hino 

Year: 2015

The story revolves around Mikage, a schoolgirl who is the descendent of ninjas. She lives in modern-day Kyushu, and she serves a certain man. - From Goodreads


Honestly, I don't know too much about this manga yet, I do know this is the author who came up with Vampire Knight, one of my favorite manga and anime ever. I love her art style and who doesn't love ninjas?! I don't even know if this will be translated into English, Goddess I hope so.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Red Queen - Review




Description 

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? 







My Thoughts 

*SPOILER ALERT*


I've read a lot of reviews about this book and I think I may have read a different one. Everyone keeps saying how amazing it is or how it's going to be one of the top young adult books of 2015. Not to me. Now don't get me wrong, this wasn't a bad book, it was fast paced with lots of action and never once was I bored. It was just all so 'been there, done that'. I feel this author may have read a choice few young adult titles and decided to mash them all into one.  

There are things that I enjoyed about this book, like the main girl really wanted to make a difference, she wanted a better world for those like her 'red blooded'. That's what sets the two apart. One has silver blood and Mare and her kind are red blooded like you or me. Though, the silver bloods also have abilities, though Red discovers she is both red and silver but stronger than both. I don't even know. I would have liked to see more world building, how exactly did the silvers get here? Why is Mare special and how can a red even get abilities? There also wasn't enough romance for me. I'm a sucker for romance but this was weird. Three guys seemed to like her but nothing really ever came of that... It was mind boggling.

I guess I will say that this novel was a huge let down for me but it did have redeeming qualities. Like Cal, I really liked his characters. I'd borrow it from a friend, I honestly wish I'd never bought this book.



Favorite Quotes 


1) “The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”    

2)“Anyone can betray anyone.”

Monday, May 18, 2015

Song of the Week (7)



Song: Destroyer

Artist: The Birthday Massacre

Album: Superstition

Genre: Gothic Rock/ Synth Rock/ Dark Wave

Released: 11/11/2014

Lyrics:
This is a fantasy, projecting the vanity
A quiet delusion, controlling me
It took the best of me
Dissolving my sanity
A silent intrusion, destroying me

When night expires across this town,
I'll light a fire to burn it down
The end is here and now
I'll burn it down, I'll light a fire
The end is here and now

Making wishes for me. Causing calamity
The only solution, abandons me
This is a tragedy. I meet with it gratefully
It's my execution, and you're joining me

When night expires across this town,
I'll light a fire to burn it down
The end is here and now
I'll burn it down, I'll light a fire
The end is here and now

I'll burn it down
The end is here and now
I'll burn it down
I'll light a fire
The end is here and now




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Who Inspired Your Love of Reading?

I don't remember why I found this question but it got my thinking about the woman who got me reading, it was my 6-8th grade teacher. I spent a lot of time with her my 6th grade year, because I was doing two grades in one, 5th and 6th. She had me read a lot of books to play catch up with the rest of the class. I didn't know books could take me away like that. It made me feel like I was in a different world. I got away from all the schoolwork all the things going wrong at home. It made me happy, made life better. It's been over ten years and my love for reading as only gotten stronger. She made such a huge difference in my life, taught me so many lessons, she's always been my favorite teacher. Who inspired your love of reading? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hush Hush - Review



Description 


A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.




My Thoughts

*SPOILER ALERT*


When I first read this book in 2010 I hated it. I thought it was overrated and boring. It also felt like most of the books that time, a Twilight feel. Maybe I'm the only one who feels that way. Now though, five years later when I'm missing books that have that Twilight feel, I enjoyed it. It had action and romance and a somewhat strong female lead. I didn't like how quickly Nora seemed to fall for Patch, even though she told herself to stay away she still let him be around her. He seemed so dark and yet she gave him a chance, that wasn't very smart of her. After all, he came with the intent to kill Nora. I can say that I did not connect with Nora at all and I really wanted to.

I also think the side characters could've been fleshed out more, to me they just felt flat and like they were only there to help further the plot. I like it in books when every character feels real. Like, most of Jennifer L Armentrout books. She knows how to truly make them feel real. I'd like to hope that as the series went on the side characters get there chance to grow as well. I do really miss books about Fallen Angels/Demons, there used to be a lot more now I feel they are fading away.

Now, this book isn't the best around, there are far better ones out there but it was enjoyable, I found it hard to put down even though it was very predictable and nothing really seemed original. If you haven't read this book yet and are looking for a quick read. I'd say give this a shot. 

This is a short review but I can say now that after so many years of hating this book, I'm now planning to read the rest of the series.


Quotes 

1) “You smell good, too,” said Patch

 It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”

Naked. I know the drill.” 

2) “Say 'provoking' again. Your mouth looks provocative when you do.” 

3) “Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn't.” 




This was going to be a movie but I'm not sure what's going on with that, oh well.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Courtship Tag

I saw this on a couple of blogs and decided why not? I love talking about books :) So here we go!

Phase 1 - Initial Attraction - A book you bought because of the cover
hmm... probably the book Splintered because the guy on the second book in the series Unhinged is totally hot and I just wanted that in my collection. The guy on the cover had a gothic/emo kind of feel and I find alternative guys very sexy <3 p="">
Phase 2 - First Impressions - A book that you bought because of the summary
This is kind of a tough one, that's how I buy most books is by reading the summary. How else am I going to know if it even sounds interesting? But I'd have to go with Wicked Lovely. It just spoke to me. Plus, I really enjoy a good fairy book with alternative guys but I've already said that haha.

Phase 3 - Sweet Talk - A book with great writing
This one is hard and I may get backlash for it but I really love the way Stephanie Meyer writes. So the Twilight Saga and probably The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout.

Phase 4 - First Date - A book of a series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series
Most everything I read is a series, I'm not really a huge fan of single novels. I also always start with the very first book so I don't miss anything. So I'll name three first books in a series that made me have to read more.
1) Half-Blood (Covenant #1)
2) Blue Bloods
3) Vampire Knight (Manga)

Phase 5 - Late Night phone calls - A book that kept you up all night
I hate to say this but only two books have ever kept me up all night (I had school and now years laster I have a baby and you need rest with a a baby!) and one wasn't even good...
1) The Host awful.... I was hoping it would get better, never did.
2) The Young Elites

Phase 6 - Always on my mind - A book that you cannot stop thinking about.
Anything young adult by Jennifer L Armentrout.

Phase 7 - Getting Physical - a book that you love the way it feels
I got the special editions of The Hunger Games in 2014 for my birthday and they are just pure perfection.

Phase 8 - Meeting the parents - a book that you recommend to your family and friends
The Selection Series, they are clean and yet still very entertaining.

Phase 9 - Thinking about the future - a book that you will re-read many times in the future
Again, anything by Jennifer L Armentrout.

Phase 10 - Share the Love - Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do this tag :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

#WaitingOnWednesday (9)



Title: Samhain: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Halloween 

Series: Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials 

Number in Series: Series: Book 6

Expected Release Date:September 8, 2015

Genre: Pagan/Spiritual/New Age








This is a wonderful series, I've gotten a few and plan to get them all. It's so wonderful to have all the history of these magical days right at our fingertips, those before us didn't have this luxury. I'm so thankful we are at least advancing enough that we don't have to hide ourselves in fear of being burned at the stake. Yes, we still have to keep it secret because some people don't understand. My family for one, I grew up in a very strict SDA religion and now that I've found my true path and am happy with it, they tell me never to talk about it or be myself in front of them and yet they still preach at me with their own beliefs at me. That is something I love about Pagans (at least the ones I've met), they are so much more accepting of people. I finally feel like I belong to something beautiful and pen intended, magical. If you're interested in this path or know someone who is, I totally recommend this series. 



Description


Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials series explores the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones in the witch's year.

A well-rounded introduction to Samhain, this attractive book features rituals, recipes, lore, and correspondences. It includes hands-on information for modern celebrations, spells and divination, recipes and crafts, invocations and prayers, and more!

Samhain—also known as Halloween—is the final spoke in the wheel of the year. At this time, the harvest has finished and the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. This guide shows you how to practice the serious work of divination and honoring the dead along with the more light-hearted activities of Halloween.





To Ride A Silver Broomstick - A Review




 Description


Throughout the world there is a New Generation of Witches - people practicing or wishing to practice the Craft on their own, without an in-the-flesh magickal support group. "To Ride a Silver Broomstick" presents both the science and religion of Witchcraft so you can become an active participant while growing at your own pace. This book is ideal for anyone, regardless of religious background: male or female, young or old, beginners and initiates.









My Thoughts

No spoilers, I don't even know if it's possible to spoil this kind of book.


I know there are lots and lots of people who absolutely hate Silver RavenWolf but I don't. Hers was the second book I ever read about Wicca, the first being The Big Blue Book by none other than Raymond Buckland. I read other reviews of her books and people say that she talks down to the reader, I didn't feel that way at all. I like her writing, it's friendly and easy to understand even for the younger crowd. Her writing makes me feel like she is sitting right in front of me. Like we are having a conversation. I really like that! 

I know people also say that if you read anything by Llewellyn Publications then you're being given the fluffy bunny stuff or that you can't be a real witch/wiccan/pagan if you read their stuff. I don't feel that way. I really love Llewellyn, I enjoy their books and own quite a few with the intent to get more. I do also read from other publishers as well. The point I'm going for here, it's personal preference. Like what you like because you like it. Don't let people dictate what you think. If Llewellyn books help you along you journey then read them. If Silver RavenWolf is an author that helps you understand better than read her work. I've read most of her work and even own a few of her books.

Now the actual review, this is the basic of basic into Wicca, it's easy to understand. There is a lot of very helpful things in here to get you started. I do recommend getting other books to go along with this as some things she just barely touches on. Like I said, it's a very basic book, great for a first timer or someone who just wants to test the waters before jumping in head first.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stay With Me (Wait For You #3) - Review



Description 


At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should.   She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought shed left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from they moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.


My Thoughts 

*SPOILER ALERT*

Calla is a 21 year old going to college for nursing. She hides her past from her friends. She is ashamed of of it. She tried to put it all behind her and did a pretty good job till her mother cleaned out her bank accounts, leaving her with nothing. She has to go back to her hometown, where she hopes to find her mother and settle this whole ordeal. She's also never been in any kind of romantic relationship, she thinks she's ugly. There was a horrible accident when she was little, leaving her with scars all along her chest, back, and even one along her face. She meets Jax at the bar her mother owns and he seems to think she's beautiful and even tells her so. He wants to be closer to her but she's too afraid to truly open up.

This book follows Jax and Calla as they fall in love and this one to me as a much better plot than the pervious two, Calla having to find her mother before a really powerful drug lord comes after her and Jax always besides her. There are lots of secrets between them. It's cute to watch their love build, even though Jax has really been in love with her before she even met him. I think the part with her mother is sad, I wished she had become a better person but it's realistic, Mona was too addicted to her drugs.

It was such a nice surprise to see the rest of the gang in there, I'm also really glad Avery opened up about what happened to her, she is still growing and I love her so much. Tessa seems to be getting better too.

Overall, I honestly think this book is my favorite so far plot wise but I still love Avery the most. As for the guys... I really don't know. In same ways they are all the same with only a few major differences between them. That's just my opinion. They are all great in their owns ways and perfect for the ladies they are with.

I do think it was very bad on Jax's character to actually have sexual relations with Calla so soon after her being shot. I think that was kind of wrong. She needed more time to heal, no matter if she wanted it. That's really my only gripe with this novel.

I love Jennifer L Armentrout's character development, it's something she really shines at. I've never read one of her books where they all don't grow in some way. It's something I'd like to see more of from other authors.

My rating for this book is four stars, yes, I'm docking a star for the sexual acts after being shot because it really bothered me. I for one would not be wanting anything of that sort after something like that and if I did I'd hope my boyfriend would tell me no.


Favorite Quotes


1) “He read? Oh my God, guys that read were like unicorns. They only existed in fairy tales.” 

2) “Jase turned his head to me, brows raised. “If I liked guys—you know, swung that way, I’d get naked after that.”

I blinked. Um.

“And I’d put a ring on that,” Cam added, moving to where Avery sat.” 



Monday, May 11, 2015

Song of the Week (6)

I had a hard time trying to pick between the two songs, I love Breaking Benjamin. They never get old and they have such a distinct sound. I also love the lyrics of their songs, such strong meanings with vivid descriptions. I know Failure is the one that is getting radio play but I kind of like Angels Fall just a wee bit better.

Artist: Breaking Benjamin 

Song: Angels Fall

Genre: Alternative Rock

Single Release Date: April 14, 2015

Expected Album Release Date: June 23, 2015

Lyrics:

I try to face the fight within, but it's over
I'm ready for the riot to begin and surrender
I walked the path, it led me to the end, remember
I'm caught beneath with nothing left to give, forever

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever

Grey skies will chase the light away, no longer
I fought the fight, now only dark remains forever

Divided I will stand
And I will let this end

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever

The sun begins to rise and wash away the sky
The turning of the tide, don't leave it all behind
And I will never say goodbye

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever
Forever, forever





Sunday, May 10, 2015

Disappointment

So this is really a personal post or anything and I know I'm behind the times but I've been having problems with my laptop and/or phone. So I just saw this a week ago and wondered if I should even post about it or say anything but I guess I will. This post is about how disappointed I am in the book cover. I was excited when I'd heard it was finally out but then I saw it...


Above: My reaction

I wanted to love this cover... I mean it's the last book in one of best series I've read and also it was the very first one I ever read by my favorite author Jennifer Armentrout. No matter how many times I tried to tell myself it wasn't that bad it didn't work. It's awful, it's going to always be awful and the worst is it doesn't even match the other covers! Well, here it is...


All I can say is after seeing this, if Roth doesn't win Layla's heart, I'm going to lose it. I'll just sit on the sofa and cry for days... #TeamRoth




Wednesday, May 06, 2015

#WaitingOnWednesday (8)

The funny thing about this one is that I'm still only reading the first novel and I love it so much next time I go to B&N I'm going to buy the other two and then wait impatiently for this companion book to be released. 


Drum Roll!!!





Title: Untamed: A Splintered Companion

Author: A. G. Howard

Release Date: December 15, 2015

Series: Splintered

About this book

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their favorite memories of Wonderland. In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her human life with Jeb and her immortal life with Morpheus. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and how she gave up the crown to rescue the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.

Seriously, if you've not read any of this series grab the very first novel from your local bookstore, online, or your library, You will not be disappointed!   




Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Review - Wait For You (Wait For You #1)



Book Description

Some things are worth waiting for . . .

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing . . .

Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible.

Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . .

But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her?

And some things are worth fighting for . . . 



My Thoughts

*SPOILER ALERT*


I'll start off with the two main characters, Avery and Cam. But ladies first of course. Avery, is such a sweet girl. Running from her absolutely terrible past. I found myself throughout the book wanting to reach into the book and just comfort her. I also had to stop myself from planning to commit the murders of her mother and father, if you can even call them that. What they did to her was completely dfkhidogfh I don't even have the write words to describe it. She needed someone to help her see that she wasn't broken and that she didn't need to keep running. She is stronger than that. 

Enter Cam, the sexy, kind, and well, dreamy love interest. He also has a hidden dark past but he doesn't seem to let it control him like Avery. All he was doing was protecting his younger sister... just took it a bit too far. He also has the cutest pet turtle: Raphael.

 
Above: What Raphael does when Cam is gone

They have an instant connection and he asks her out the first time they meet. I would have liked to see their love build a little more slowly but it was a wild ride with all their ups and downs and I enjoyed every bit of it. I often found myself just mentally screaming for Avery to confide in Cam. 

The whole plot is based around trust and for her to actually try and accept what happened  and realize that she can still live. That one terrible thing didn't have to define who she was. It's a basic plot as are the rest in this series but they are still wonderful reads. I plan on reading all of them except Trust in Me, I don't feel the need too. It's just a rehash of this book from Cam's point of view. Overall, I give this book four stars. I've read only two in this series and I'm currently reading Stay With Me. I'd rate in order of favorites Stay With Me, Wait For You, and Be With Me. 
I really love Jennifer L Armentrout but sometimes I feel in this series that the girls are all very much alike. Yes, they have different major points but a lot of their actions are the same. Am I alone in this or do you feel the same way? Let me know.

Favorite Quotes

1) “I'm beginning to think cookies is a code word for something else."

"Maybe it is." He tugged on my bag again as he took a confident step back, forcing me down another step. "And just think about it. If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolizes, it's been in your mouth, sweetheart.” 

2) “Leaning back against Cam's chest, I tipped my head back and I reached up, cupping his cheek. I drew his mouth to mine and kissed him softly. "Thank you."

His lips curved up on one side. "For what?"

"For waiting for me.” 

3) “You've been checking me out, haven't you? In between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.” 




Monday, May 04, 2015

Song of the Week (5)

Song: Catch Me If You Can

Artist: Girls' Generation (Without Jessica)

Date: April 9 2015 (Music Video)

Genre: K-Pop



This song was released in both Korean and Japanese and while I've always preferred their Japanese songs in Japanese instead of Korean this one is different. I actually love them both! It's an amazing song. I LOVE the dance beat. It fits them so much! I'm also excited that they gave the other girls more lines and Tiffany had so little! Yes! Just how it should be! Though I'm forever going to miss Jessica as she was my favorite. But she will come out with a solo album when ready and knock it out of the park.

But seriously, I can't stress enough how proud I am that the others actually got their chance to shine, it just wasn't TaeTiSeo and the 'background girls'. Hyoyeon killed it! SM needs to give this girl more lines as she isn't just an amazing dancer! Yuri... she stole it for me. She's the only bias I have left in the group and she did me proud!

Anyway, if you don't already listen to this group or Kpop in general then you need to check these girls out. They are very talented and amazing. I'll put both the Japanese & Korean versions of the song down below. If you want to check out the official video go to this link: Official Korean Video 

I can't find the official Japanese video but they are impossible to find where I'm from, if any of you happen to see it, drop the link in the comments please. Enjoy this amazing song!



Korean Above
Japanese Below


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