Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 2014 Wrap-Up

It's the end of the month, aka, wrap-up time! This month was an absolutely unforgettable and very fruitful. That's because this month I read 20 books and one novella! Isn't that just cray-cray?! Yes it is! So, I'm going to leave links to all the books I reviewed on this blog. So be sure to check that out. Also, I've used only whole numbers, so no decimals... Without further do... let's get started!

First book I read was Mad About the Boy by Maggie Alderson. 
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Rating: 5/5 stars! 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery/Family (According to ME)

2. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

3. Welcome to Sugartown by Carmen Jenner. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 stars 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

4. Enjoy Your Stay by Carmen Jenner.

Rating: 5/5 stars!
Genre: NA Cont. Romance

5. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 stars. My first road trip book and I loved it!
Genre: NA Cont. Romance

6. A Rake's Vow by Stephanie Laurens.

Rating: 4/5
Genre: Historical Romance (with a tinge of mystery)

7. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith. Click HERE for review.


Rating: 3/5 stars
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

8. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 stars. No surprise there. ;)
Genre: YA Supernatural/Sci-fi/Romance

9. Eternal by P.C. Cast. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 3/5 Stars. Meh. :/
Genre: Vampire Anthology 

10. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Click HERE for review.
Rating: 5/5 stars! Surprise, surprise!
Genre: YA Supernatural/Sci-fi/Romance

11. Farm Girl by Darkdreamer. This is a self published ebook that I found on a website. But, it's still a book, so it counts. I don't have the cover nor do I wanna talk about it. Sooo, skipping it.

12. Blackmailed for Vengeance by Marie Kelly. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

13. Alienated by Melissa Landers. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 stars.
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Romance

14: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: YA Contemporary

15. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer.

Rating: 2/5 stars
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

16. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 Stars.
Genre: YA Contemporary

17. Burned by Cara Lily. (Novella) Click HERE for review.

Rating: 1/5 Stars. :( Not good at all.
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance.

18. Bright Girls by Clare Chambers. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: YA Contemporary.

19. Rule by Jay Crownover. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 Stars.
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance.

20. Midnight Angel by Lisa Kleypas. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 5/5 stars.
Genre: Historical Romance.

21. See Through Me by Sera Bright. Click HERE for review.

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: NA Cont. Romance.

So there it is! For the world to see. And admire at my capability. Just kidding! Hope you read all the way down here. Comment and let me know how many books you read this July. Hope you had a good reading month cuz I certainly did.




















Monday, July 28, 2014

See Through Me by Sera Bright

I think I can post things. Today I'mma review See Through Me by Sera Bright.

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Pages: 188
Type: #1 in Lose My Senses 
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: There's only one person Katie Flynn wants to see when she returns home. But she knows he won't be waiting for her. It's the reason she feels safe enough to finally come back.

She's wrong.

Ash Townsend isn't the same quiet boy from next door. He's tall, dark and demanding answers. He wants her, but he doesn't trust her. Who can blame him? When his own family tried to break him down, he still sheltered her in a town full of liars. And she repaid it by leaving him behind without a word.

Because she'll do anything to protect him. She has the scars on her wrist to prove it.

Contains strong language, explicit sexual situations, and mature themes. This novel is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

This is a book I got for reviewing. I got an eARC. But anyways, this book took me a much longer time to finish than I was expecting. That's in account of the fact that it's only 200 pages long. Generally, a good 200 pages book would take me 2 days to finish. But since that didn't happen, it can only mean one thing. The book wasn't as good as I was expecting. For me.
Because you're looking at this review, I'm pretty sure that you know what the book is about. So, not gonna waste my time on that. 
First off, I thought the writing style was awesome! I think it was really good. For some reason. Can't explain why. That's my first thought. Then later on I felt like the book was going a bit downhill, because it just started getting so boring! It became such a drag! I finished this book because I had to. 
I didn't get the whole story. I was kinda getting fed up of the fact that Katie kept running away from Ash. I didn't know why. 
Generally, such stories, to an extent, are really interesting for me. But seriously, 160 pages worth of running away!? No thanks. 
While I loved Ash and a bit of Katie, I couldn't stomach the storyline. The Reason. 
The secret is out towards the end and I felt like it was just getting better, when BAM! the story is over. It was such an abrupt ending. Before I could realize what was happening, I was at the Acknowledgements. Sad. But, I don't think I'm going to read the next book. I don't want another book full of drag.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friday 56: 25th July 2014

It's been a whole week since last Friday! Duh. So, it's time for Friday 56! Again, if you don't know what it is, I'm basically going to pick a random book, turn to page 56 and share a non-spoilery line that I really liked! 

This week's chosen book is Welcome to Sugartown by Carmen Jenner. It took me such a long time to find a book that actually had something good written on it's 56th page. If this keeps up and majority of the books have shitty lines on their 56th page, this is going to turn harder than I thought it would be. 
Anyways, the line I chose was:

 “I stare at the ceiling and wonder what the hell I’ve done, and what I’m going to do now. It doesn’t matter which way I look at it: when it comes to Ana Belle, I’m completely fucking screwed.”

Isn't that just sweet?! No, it's actually not. The way it's put in, it's not, but oh well. My favorite line from that page. Comment and let me know what's your favorite line from any random book! Don't forget to follow for more Friday 56 posts and others. Have a good Friday!




Midnight Angel by Lisa Kleypas

I've never given a historical romance all 5 stars. Until now. This month is turning out to be a heat reading month. But seriously, I'm surprised that this book was so good (for me, atleast) that I give it all 5 stars. 

Genre: Adult Historical Romance
Pages: 373 
Type: #1 in Stokehurst Series
Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis: Widower and a father, Lord Lucas Stokehurst is introduced to Ms. Karen Billings, a young woman who insists to be governess of his daughter, Emma. He is intrigued by the quiet and mysterious woman who's past he knows nothing about. 
  But Ms. Billings has a whole other identity. One she must try to keep a secret because she herself knows nothing about it. But it's more difficult to be done than you may think. 
  Will Lord Stokehurst be able to protect this woman he's fallen in love with or will fate part them? Forever?

This is a wonderful story. It has this mysterious touch to it and this kinda witchy aspect. I really enjoyed the book. I wasn't expecting to make much of it, but it's seriously really good. I was really impressed. I couldn't keep myself from turning the pages. But of course, everyone has their own opinions. I liked the whole idea of the story and all the characters. I mean the characters made you feel like they were made to be. I mean to say that if a person is meant to be frustrating, you would feel frustrated. 
  I really liked Ms. Billings. At the beginning, I didn't know what to make of her, but as the story proceeds, she turned out to be pretty charming. I don't have much to say about her, although she really is very kind. 
  Lucas was really an amazing character. Generally, on a lot of stories, the men are like perfection. Luke is like Captain Hook, but a good version. Yep, he doesn't have have a hand. Instead he has a siler hook. And how it happened, is a whole other utterly romantic story. So, you see, he isn't perfection. 
  One thing that seriously irked me, though, was the age difference between Luke and Karen. Like, Karen is 18 and Luke is 34! That's an age difference of 26 years! Like, Luke could be Karen's father! When she was born, he was already a big guy who's already lost his virginity while Karen hadn't even hit puberty!
  I really liked Emma. She was full of zeal and asked these insanely awkward questions (Gosh! Children back then were so uneducated on the whole puberty and sex thing). I thought it was pretty funny. 
  I loved how the story ended and how well the book was written. 
I definitely recommend it to you if you don't look at historical romance with the thought in our mind that it's all cheesy and stupid like all other historical romance books. Be an optimist, dude. 
 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Wanna Be a Vampire!

Ok. So, I know vampires don't exist but if they did, I really wanna be one! And I snot wanna be any vampire. Oh no. Not by a long shot. I wanna be a vampire with a daylight ring. Oh yes. You betcha! I wanna be one from the Vampire Diaries tv series on CW. (If you haven't watched it yet, where the hell are you living? Under a rock? Oh wait. That's old. Let's try again. Where were you living? With your head in your ass?) I mean, look at them! How gorgeous can something get?! Right. Moving on. 



You know what's the fun part of being a vampire right? You're gonna live forever! Yippee! *Does wierd tapping dance like Charlie's grandfather did when he came to know that Charlie had the last golden ticket. Yeah. That one.* On the down side, the thing that sucks is that you can't stay in one place forever. The bloodlust. All that jazz. 

But. You know, the good things are there too. Like the fact that you get to compel people into doing whatever you want. You get to eat normal food, do normal things. If you have a witchy friend like Bonnie, you can get a daylight ring. If you have two hot guys brooding over you, your day just became better. If you have awesome friends like Caroline and Matt to stand by you, there's no harm done. 

But there's a teeny tiny problem. 

I'm not Elena. So I don't have no Stefan and Damon. No Bonnie. No Matt or Caroline or Tyler. But at the same time, I don't have to deal with the crazy Mikaelsons. Especially Klaus. Oh you know. The crazy guy with the sweet smile hell-bent on making a crazy hybrid army. 

But. Enough about that. Let's get to why I have this sudden urge to becoming a vampire. First, there's the obvious reason. Ageless. Which means, I get to live forever. That also means I get to read the biggest amounts of books ever. Cuz I don't even need to work. You know. I can always compel people to give me money and not ask questions. That's like, one of the major reasons. The second one is, the fact that I can get my parents to do whatever I want them to do. Like, get me a laptop. Or give me a credit card. Or buy me a hundred thousand books. Or take me on a world tour. Honestly, the list is endless. I think I'd even compel them to leave me in peace. 

You know what I'd do? I'd become a vampire and then go to my best friend, Ranice and tell her what's happened to me. And then I'd turn her and then together we'd go wherever we want, do whatever we want. And I'm pretty damn sure she'd drop everything in a minute to become a vampire. She's as eager to get away from home as I am. Be free. Free from all this parental guidance. Which, I don't need, thank you. 

Another awesome thing is the speed. Like, you're so fast, you don't need a car. I'd be in the hall one second and then two miles away the next. 

You know. I swear vampires are luckier than they think they are. I mean, there are more ups than downs. Or so I feel. Unfortunately, I'll never get to confirm because there are no vampires that exist. End of the story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WWW Wednesday: 23rd July 2014

Woo! It's been a week since my last Wednesday upload so here I am! 

1. What book have you recently read?
A. I finished two books yesterday. Bright Girls by Clare Chambers and Rule by Jay Crownover. Both were great books. I've done reviews on both so you should check them out. 

2. What book are you currently reading?
A. Currently I'm reading Midnight Angel by Lisa Klepas and I'm starting See Through Me by Sera Bright  

3. What book are going to read next?
A. I'm not sure what the next book is going to be. I'm actually going on vacation and I'm not allowed to take any books there. I'm not sure if I'm even going to get to take my ipad. Which, sucks. So yeah, I'm not sure when I'm going to read a book next.

Comment and let me know the bookish answers!

Rule by Jay Crownover

Where's my boyfriend list? Yep, Mr. Rule Archer has made it to the boyfriend list! Rule... Wait till I rule over you! Ha! Get it? Rule, rule?! Uh, forget it.

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Pages: 327
Type: #1 in The Marked Men Series
Rating: 5 out of 5 fricking stars!
Synopsis: Shaw Landon has been in love with Rule Archer, the badass tattooed boy since she first laid eyes on him. Now she's nearly 20, but Rule's never noticed her. He goes on with his lifestyle of partying, drinking, hooking up and getting up with a major hangover. It breaks Shaw's heart to see this, but she can't really say anything.
  Rule Archer is finding himself falling in love with his dead twin's girl. Shaw. After the night that something bizarre happens. He knows that they're miles apart. She's a straight A student with rich parents and everything while he's working at a tattoo parlor. They're poles apart and need to get over a lot of difficulties if they wanna stay together. 

I devoured this book. Literally. I'm not even lying. It was so good and just, ugh! Words can't really express how I feel right now. First of all, let me just state this fact for all of you to know. I know the cover's kinda cheesy and boring and looks like it's self-published, but trust me, you'll love the book. After all, don't judge a book by its cover! 

This book was very well written. It's been a while since I read a book that actually made my chest squeeze in pain knowing that the characters were in pain. Because, generally there aren't a lot of books out there that are something like that. That actually make your throat choke when you see one of the characters walking away. Also, I thought the book was pretty refreshing. I don't read a lot of books with family a big part if it. But this book had a pretty good part of the family and I really liked that. 

Shaw. Shaw's character was really nice. She was sensible and kind and loving and loyal. She was just an altogether really great character. She was pretty put together. The only thing I didn't like about her was how she didn't stand up to her parents earlier on. If you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about.

Rule. He was one of those characters who has a bad boy persona and has a million tattoos and another million piercings, wierd hair and everything, but deep down was a good guy who actually cared. Generally, in a lot of books with bad boys, the guys are always on denial to the fact that they're falling in love. Thankfully, Rule was not that guy. He knew something was happening but what, he didn't know. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read about the other marked men because I absolutely loved them in this book. Can't wait to see how this series turns out to be!

Quotes:

“a warm hand slid under the heavy fall of my hair to settle on my neck and a deep voice growled in my ear, “How in the fuck did you get in here, Casper?”

“I mean I had kissed hundreds of girls and there was always something nice about it, but Shaw kicked nice to the curb and went right into coma inducing.”

“So Nash and I went out and there were redheads and there were brunettes and there was even a super-hot chick that looked kinda like Pink but you think any of them did it for me?  No, Shaw not one because they weren’t fucking you and ever since you walked out on Sunday all I’ve been thinking of is you.”

“To announce to the world that she was mine.”

“I decided then and there that kissing Shaw was probably as close to heaven as I was ever going to get.”

Aren't those quotes just amaze?! I know!



  


Bright Girls by Clare Chambers

Why haven't I read this book before? Yes, it was really good! It is super fun and super lighthearted! It's just great!
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 350
Type: Standalone
Rating: 4-4.5/ 5 stars.
Synopsis: Outstanding new voice in girls' fiction. Fifteen-year-old Robyn (the "sensible") one and her older sister Rachel (anything but!) arrive in Brighton to spend the summer with their estranged Aunt Jackie, who runs a ballgown hire business from her ramshackle multi-storey home. They have been forced to leave their home in Oxford, where they live with their father, because of threats to their safety, the nature of which only gradually becomes apparent. 

This book was such a great summer read! It was just totally fun and and hilarious. It's got a spoon of mystery and lots of lightheartedness and just a whole jar of sisterly connection. The sister relationship plays a huge part of the story. The story is in Robyn's point of view and she's the sensible one but sometimes even she could get jealous of her older sister and her looks. She's always left to clean Rachel's mess. 
 
I really liked Robyn. She was just a normal girl with normal issues. She's nice and helpful and just an altogether really well developed character. Rachel had a 10 year old brain with an 18 year old body. In my opinion. I really didn't like her. Many times I was angry with her and I just wanted to snap at her. The end of the book has basically all the answers and I think they were pretty good answers. I really didn't expect any of it. It was a good ending. 
  I really don't know what else to say. There isn't much to say other than the fact that it was a good book and perfect for summer. 



Monday, July 21, 2014

The TMI Tag!

Hi! Today, I just thought that maybe you guys would like to know a bit more about me. So, here I am, writing the TMI tag! TMI also stands for Too Much Information!
TMI TAG ∙ 

1: What are you wearing?

A. I am wearing an oversize jacket and navy blue leggings. Under the jacket, I'm wearing shirt/dress.

2: Ever been in love?

A. Nope.

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?

A. Nope.

4: How tall are you?

A. About 5,4.

5: How much do you weigh?

A. 50 kilos.

6: Any tattoos?

A. I wish!

7: Any piercings?

A. Yes. Two. One on each ear.

8: OTP?

A. Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries and Liam and Annie from 90210.

9: Favorite show?

A. As of now, 90210, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

10: Favorite bands?

A. I don't listen to a lot of bands. But I guess it would be One Direction.

11: Something you miss? 

A. More of a someone. My brother. He's not dead. He's just living somewhere else.

12: Favorite song?

A. As of now, Drunk by Ed Sheeran.

13: How old are you?

A. 13.

14: Zodiac sign?

A. Pisces.

15: Quality you look for in a partner?

A. Sensitive and understanding.

16: Favorite Quote?

A. Life's too long to worry, life's too long to wait.

17: Favorite actor?

A. Matt Lanter and Ian Somerholder.

18: Favorite color?

A. Deep purple and Black.

19: Loud music or soft?

A. Depends on my mood.

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?

A. My room. My table or the carpet. Yeah... I don't use my bed. I don't sleep on my bed either. I sleep in the hall, on the sofa. And now I'm just rambling... Is that even possible when you're writing?

21: How long does it take you to shower?

A. Psht... How am I supposed to know? I don't time it.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

A. 10 minutes, 15 tops. 

23: Ever been in a physical fight?

A. Nope.

24: Turn on?

A. Deep voice.

25: Turn off?

A. Protruding teeth.

26: The reason I joined Youtube?

A. Well, I'm not on Youtube, so I'm gonna change the question a bit. The reason I started blogging? I started blogging because I really love reading and I wanna review and let people know about good books!

27: Fears?

A. Death. And having no books to read

28: Last thing that made you cry?

A. The book We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

29: Last time you said you loved someone?

A. To my younger brother, last night.

30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name?

A. Again, I'm gonna change Youtube to Blog. The meaning is kinda obvious. Thoughts on books, so Bookish Thoughts. Comment and let me know whether the name is good or not.

31: Last book you read?

A. I read a novella called Burned by Cara Lily. 

32: The book you’re currently reading?

A. I'm reading two books right now. Rule by Jay Crownover. And Bright Girls by Clare Chambers.

33: Last show you watched?

A. 90210.

34: Last person you talked to?

A. My mom.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

A. I don't text. So the last person I sent a message to. It was Ailish Sinclair. She's a soon-to-be-published author. I sent her a message on Twitter. She's no one I know personally.

36: Favorite food?

A. Cheese Macaroni 

37: Place you want to visit?

A. I really wanna go to America. Especially Portland. Because I wanna go to the Powells Bookstore.

38: Last place you were?

A. I don't remember. I'm not much of an outsider. 

39: Do you have a crush?

A. Nope.

40: Last time you kissed someone?

A. I have virgin lips!

41: Last time you were insulted?

A. My dad insulted me this morning. But it was like a joke.

42: Favorite flavor of sweet?

A. Dark chocolate.

43: What instruments do you play?

A. None professionally. I just know how to play a bit of keyboard.

44: Favorite piece of jewelery?

A. Currently, none.

45: Last sport you played?

A. Racked my brains. Couldnt come up with anything.

46: Last song you sang?

A. When I'm gone by Anna Kendrick.

47: Favorite chat up line?

A. Yo! I'm Aisha.

48: Have you ever used it?

A. Apart from the Yo! part, yes.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?

A. Dunno.

50: Who should answer these questions next?

A. D'you wanna answer? Do so!




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Burned by Cara Lily.

So recently I won a giveaway of an eARC of Burned to review from Cara Lily. I won this at LibraryThings. Anyways, so I read the novella in half an hour and decided to review it. I've even reviewed it on Smashwords, but both of these are the same. 

Genre: Adult Erotica
Pages: 49 (according to Goodreads)
Type: Novella
Rating: 1.5/5 stars 

An erotic short story of the passionate love between Alexandria, a quiet reserved school teacher and Heath, a struggling writer with mesmerizing blue eyes and a rock star meets boy next door persona.

It all started so innocently, a coffee date, a dinner, a sweet seduction and what followed was to be Alex's sexual awakening. Heath was insatiable, unleashing his inner animal, a pure sexual force that left Alex gasping and wanting more.

Soon that was all to change for Heath was not the man she thought he was. He had a hidden agenda that would soon leave Alex exposed, venerable and broken.

I was hoping it could be better. But anyways. The book's storyline wasn't out of the ordinary. It was actually, pretty boring, considering the genre I'd erotica. There were many errors throughout the book. Like, many times, someone's arrived or someone's saying something or doing something, but you don't know who. "Hi there." He said. He moved around the room trying to find something. (This is my own example.) Who is the HE? You don't know. 
It was too fast-paced. It just skipped from one scene to another. There was no character building or anything, which made me not really care about the characters. And of course, it doesn't help that the novella is barely a 100 pages. 
Other than that, I really liked Tom Hunt. He was a good guy. The erotic scene was pretty well-written, I mean, it certainly had room for improvement. 
Other than that, I really don't know what else to say. Personally, I was not a big fan of the book, but you'll probably like it. You never know.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

There are 3 tissues in my trashcan. That's because I've been crying continuously ever since I finished this book. 
  We were liars is a powerful, mind-blowing, deep, meaningful and mysterious book. It has found its way into my Favorites List for 2014. 

Genre: YA Contemporary Suspense
Pages: 240
Type: Standalone
Rating: 5/5 stars

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

This book is one  of the most emotional and deep books I've ever read. It made such a huge impact on me. It just struck me. You know? Really hard. 
  This is the first book I've read by E. Lockhart, and I was really blown away. I was blown away by the writing, the story, everything. I found myself questioning, "How can someone write something as mind-boggling as this in merely 240 pages? I found myself in awe of this unique writing style. Something I've never seen before. And trust me, even though I'm 13, I've read a lot of books to compare it with. 
  The writing was detached in a way. You find yourself not really giving a crap about any of the characters. Or so you thought. Because as the book is nearing the end, you find yourself fpgetting really attached to the characters. You find yourself actually giving a crap. 
  The writing is indeed very confusing, but that's what keeps you turning the pages. To see what happens next. You find yourself drawn to this book. You need to know the ending. But if, for some reason, you don't find yourself doing any if the things I just mentioned, don't worry. Just keep reading, get to the end. 
  If by now, I haven't convinced you to read to book, I don't know what will. If I have, then you owe me one, because now you can love this book just as much as I do. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Let's take a moment and appreciate Rainbow Rowell for the amazing bundle of papers that she's presented us with. This bundle over which we are now going to Fangirl! 
  If you still don't get by the above lines, I'll tell you! I loved Fangirl and needless to say I gave it all the stars it deserves. 

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance 
Pages: 445
Type of Book: Standalone 
Rating: 10/5 stars! As in, a LOT of stars!


Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?




Eek! This book was phenomenal! It was really an awesome read. I have no idea why I didn't try harder to get the book before. And then I did. Try hard, I mean. And here I am, writing a review cuz I finished the book. This is my first Rainbow Rowell book, and I have absolutely no regrets. I'm so not turning back from this woman's amazing writing! It has the right blend of everything. Literally. It has a family aspect to it, which is so interesting to read. I'm not much of a "family-reading" person, but I have to admit, I did enjoy reading about Cath's family. It had just the right amount of romance in it, to make it captivating. And who doesn't like a good amount of fangirling?!
  The characters in this book were really interesting to me. Generally, I read books where all the guy characters are really hot, with a rockin bod'. And all the girls are the prettiest things you've ever seen. And so, it was refreshing to read about these normal people with normal things going on in their lives. You know, it was nice to know that you're not the only one not the prettiest, that there are people out there who wear glasses. But in their own way, I think Cath and Levi were two of the most prettiest couples I've ever seen. 
  So, I loved Levi, duh. How can you not love him? He is the most sweetest characters ever. And I would totally date someone like him. I mean, there are such less people who smile as much as he does. Cath was a character I adore as well. I mean, she was ready to literally drop out of college to take care of her dad. And yeah, it wasn't the only reason, but it was a main reason, sort of. I loved how dedicated she was to Simon and Baz. (Do they actually exist?) I loved how she stood up to her mom. And coming to that... I really hated her mom. And when Cath finally met her, I felt such a huge hatred for her not being there for her daughters, I could have hit somebody. Wren. I really didn't like Wren either. At the beginning. She was being so mean to Cath, I really didn't like her. But then, towards the end of the story, when she started becoming nicer, I started liking her. 
  For some wierd, twisted reason, I really liked Reagan. As much as she was messed up and did drugs, and all that, she was actually being nice to Cath. She actually cared about Cath. And that made me love her. How she took Cath under her wing, and all that nice stuff. It was so nice when she even allowed Cath to date Levi, when it must have really made her feel insecure... I just love her. 
  
  Favorite Quotes:
"I really like you, Cather."
"I really like you, too."

“Seriously, why aren’t you on drugs?”
Cath walked past her out of the room. “Are you a licensed psychiatrist? Or do you just play one on TV?”
“I’m on drugs,” Reagan said. “They’re a beautiful thing.”

“Come home with me, Cath. I miss you. And I don’t want to say good night.”

“You know that I’m falling in love with you, right?”


  




Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's Friday: Time for Friday 56: 18th July 2014!

Wahoo! It's time for Friday 56! If you don't know what this is, I'm going to pick a random book, turn to Page 56 and share a non-spoilery line that caught my attention! 
  
So for this Friday, I chose Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The page 56 on my format of the book, was the end of a chapter. My quote is the ever-hot, swoon-worthy Daemon's line.

“Twenty bucks says you wear a one-piece swimsuit.”

I totally love that line! But that's all for today! Comment and let me know your favorite line from page 56 of Obsidian. See ya! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alienated by Melissa Landers

You're probably going like, WHAT?! Seriously, you're done?! Are you jobless? The answer is pretty simple, earthlings. (Get the book reference!?) Yes, I'm done. And yes, I'm pretty jobless. Other than sitting around reading a book. Because, let's be real, we all have that one book from time to time that you'd do anything for. Well, here's mine. Warning: If you're deciding on reading this book before January 2015, don't. Don't read it then, because you're going to love it and won't be able to contain your excitement for the next book, Invaded, which doesn't come out until February 2015. So, be warned. 
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Romance (I have no idea whether it's contemporary or not.)
Pages: 344
Type of Book: #1 in Alienated 
My Rating: A big fat, Isn't-it-as-obvious-as-daylight 5 out of 5 stars. In fact I'd give it a 100 if I could! 

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.


Let's just skip the formalities and get down to it! This book is holy macaroni, awesome! It is probably the second Alien series I'm reading and I'm starting to think if all aliens are this hot and swoon-worthy. Cuz if they are, gosh, wasn't I missing out on things!
  But anyways, the characters were amazing, although I didn't get them at times. But then again, of you got everything, where the hell was the surprise? So, I loved Cara, the passionate red head. She was a really great female character. She was intelligent, and she was beautiful, passionate, loving and caring. And most importantly, she stood up for herself, aka the sexiest thing ever. Hey, you dirty mind! I'm not a lesbo. 
  A-licks, I love his name!, was a bit more difficult to understand. He was cold and not very friendly in the beginning. But slowly, emotion crept pass and I really enjoyed his character. I loved the way he took it on himself to make his Elire feel better by making her a "bowl full of diabetes". He was, altogether, a well developed character. 
  I thought the whole Puppy Love game was really nice. I've always had a thing for virtual pet dogs. So this was perfect! I absolutely enjoyed the whole blog and the posts were really great and really helpful in someways. Now, I'm dying to get my hands on the sequel, Invaded. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WWW Wednesday: 16 July 2014

It's time! It's time for the first book meme ever on this blog! Aaaah, I'm so excited! 

1. What is the book you recently finished?
A. Blackmailed for Vengeance by Marie Kelly.

2. What is the book you're currently reading?
A. Alienated by Melissa Landers ( Its awesome by the way!) and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer.

3. What I'd the next book you're going to read?
A. I've actually been reading Opal Jennifer L. Armentrout, but I've but it on hold to read Alienated, so I guess I'll finish Opal or maybe Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell after Alienated. 

So guys, there you have it! The three questions answered! Tune back in on Friday for The Friday 56! Want my posts dropped right in your mailbox, subscribe to me then! See ya! 

Blackmailed for Vengeance by Marie Kelly

So, today I read this book called (surprise, surprise) Blackmailed For Vengeance by Marie Kelly. This is an NA Contemporary Romance. I hadn't planned on reading it, but I did end up reading it. That too in one sitting. *Claps for herself*. But, you know I really can't take the credit since the book was barely 200 pages. I gave it a 3 stars out of 5. Warning: This book has some explicit scenes, but seriously, they're not as bad as the cover. That cover is... Wild. 
 
24 year old Lee Andrews is just a normal woman, with a normal life. But then, when her friend goes into coma, her life changes. She's blamed as a "gold digger" by her friend's childhood friend and a multi millionaire, Yanis Demitri. 
  Yanis decides that he needs to teach Lee, the gold digger, a lesson. Except, he's absolutely misunderstanding the whole situation. He doesn't know that Lee is not who he thinks she is. As the lesson becomes something more, more misunderstandings take place and threaten to break Lee. 

So. I hope that was a good enough synopsis. Cuz it's my own. This book was a good one. It wasn't as professional as I expected it to be. If you read books on Wattpad, that's the kind of book I'm talking about here. The writing really didn't excite me much. There were LOADS of spelling mistakes and at first I thought it was just the ebook I was reading from. But turns out, a lot of people on Goodreads had the same issue. So, I guess that counts. Anyways, the punctuation, or rather, LACK of punctuation was downright annoying. The book itself had a typical storyline to it. Even the twist in the story wasn't very... Strong. It was just eh. By the time I reached the end of the book, the twist was forgotten (by me). And to me, that seems like the whole point of reading a book. I think it was an OK book. Could've done better. But I don't think I'm going to really remember the story, which is what a good book is all about. Other than that, the characters were really pleasant. I especially liked Lee. She was a good female character. Yanis was a great male one as well. Hope this review hels you. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Goodreads

Hey booklovers! 
  Every booklover NEEDS Goodreads. I didn't realize this for some time, but since the past few months, I have. Goodreads has kinda become a necessity in my life. You know. It's such an easy way to track the books you've read, are reading, are going to read, or just wanna have a collection of all the books you own. It's also an awesome way to contact with other awesome booklovers. It's a great way to see reviews and check a book out. 
  I personally use the Goodreads App. It's great but so far I haven't been able to figure out how to find friends and befriend them. Know what I mean? 
  And I really really wish they'd update the app so that you can give .5 stars to books as well. A lot of people wish this and I am certainly one of them. Because you can't rate a book four point five, it kinda brings down the average rating of a book. Which, frankly, sucks. 
  I absolutely LOVE the idea of scanning books, because it saves so much more time than having to type it. 
  I love the idea of Reading Challenge, it's such a great way to read more books. Although I really wish they'd have settings to select from which month to which month instead of the entire year. Because I started Goodreads in the middle of this year, so I don't remember all the books I read previously. That means my Read Books diminishes.
  I gotta get going but, just so you know, Goodreads is great! And if you haven't already checked it out, you really should. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Picking up a New Book.

Ever have that little problem where you're scratching your head, trying to pick a new book to read? Yeah, me too. 
  Hey booklovers! 
Picking a new book is sort of like a mission. I mean, sure I might be exaggerating it a bit, but still. Like, you have only a limited amount of time to live. A limited amount of time to read. So, everytime you pick a book, you try to pick a good one, not wanting to regret reading it later. 
  There are hundred of thousands of millions of books out there, but who knows how many of them will fit for your taste? Here are three tips on picking a new book.

Tip #1: See the genre.
 Take a look at the genre. Genres are what makes a book likeable to a person. If you google the genre of a book who's cover you find interesting but are not sure what genre or what it's about, this is a good idea. Many times, I can't make out a genre, so I google it, and voila! I know what I'm getting into.

Tip#2: Look it up on Goodreads.
  Goodreads is an excellent way to find out more about some book that you've been wanting to read. If you don't know what Goodreads is, it's an online website which allows you to keep track of your reading life. Also, it has information about the book. People rate the book and write reviews and you can see the average rating if a book. This way, you have an idea of how many people liked it. If the book has a good rating, chances are, you're gonna like it too. 

Tip#3: Find out whether the plot catches your interest.
  That's pretty much self-explanatory. Read the synopsis and see if you like the idea of the book.

So there you go! I couldn't think of more, so I guess you're gonna have to make do with these three. I seriously hope they help. If they do, please comment and let me know! 


Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey booklovers! 
 Warning! This book is the second book in the Lux Series. If you haven't read the first one yet, I ask you to read that and then come back! 
I really enjoyed this book. I gave it a 5 on 5 stars! It's genre is I think YA E.T Contemporary Romance. I really don't care what it is because it was really good! 

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Ok. So this book was awesome, needless to say. The book picked up where we left off. It was definitely a toe-curling book! Daemon, swoon-worthy as ever, showed us some more of his less-jerky side. He was a kick-ass character and is now definitely in my boyfriend list. 
  Katy was an amazing character as well. (You know I keep saying amazing. Well, whatever). She just had this awesome thing going on where she wouldn't allow Daemon to make her decisions for her, and I totally agree. She was much more independent and I really liked that about her. Generally, in books, the male wants to protect the female. Here, both of them wanna protect each other, which is great. I also REALLY liked Kat's Krazy Obsession a lot! It was so relatable, that blog. In fact, I found it really cool that it actually exists. Like, this one with a post. It's really cool. You should check it out. 
 
Overall, in the book I really liked that you didn't know who to trust and who not to. A lot of outcomes were a surprise even if I had a hunch. This book certainly kept me hooked till the very end and I'm glad I'm reading this series now, when opal is already released.