Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#21)


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Title: Wedding Night
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Expected Publication: April 23, 2013 
Synopsis:
Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don’t want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement—just a straight wedding march to the altar! Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben’s rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember or one to forget?


Thoughts:
I'm not a big fan of Sophie Kinsella but I love the wittiness of her books. I would love to read this!

How about you? What's your Waiting on Wednesday? Link me.

BOOK REVIEW: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski (The Edge of Never #1)

Publication Date: November 15, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?



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Review:


So here's the thing. I only have 3 hours of sleep and I decided to read just to tire my eyes out but instead of sleeping, I read and finished the book in no time! I was expecting that the book will give me an emotional ride but I didn't expect that I'll be shedding some tears from reading it. 

Okay. My book boyfriends are officially piling up! Another one to add is Andrew. I love how he can be effortlessly funny and endearing. I love his 'dirty mouth' and his wittiness. He's not afraid to LIVE his life and with that, he taught Cam to live hers.

I was pleasantly surprised with Cam. I've been expecting her to be innocent but it seems that's not the case. She's been having a lot of issues in her life that she decided to hit the road, take a bus and go nowhere. With that, she meets Andrew.

At first I think the storyline is far from happening in reality because Cam is an underage girl who decided to take on a roadtrip and her parents weren't even worried of her. I know, I know, her parents are negligent. I just can't help but compare it in our culture. If I were in her case, my parents will probably be hysterical if they haven't heard from me for 24 hours. Oh well. On second thought, maybe this kind of thing may happen in real life that I just don't know. 

I have to say the steamy scenes are just..wow!Love them! 

The book made me laugh and cry hard. SO if you want some good contemporary about taking a road to life and living in the now, this book s for you! Highly recommended!

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Memorable Quotes:

“Heart always wins out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way.” 

“Just because one person's problem is less traumatic than another's doesn't mean they're required to hurt less” 

“I hate to say it, but shit really does happen. You just have to get over it. Beat the hell out of it by doing things that make you happy.” 

“I don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone. I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions.” 



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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#20)

Title: This is What Happy Looks Like
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Expected Publication: April 2, 2013
Synopsis:
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 


Thoughts:
When I saw the cover, it reminded me of another book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, maybe because of the fonts. I didn't really know who's the author of the book though I already read it and loved it. I know I'm so dumb not knowing that, but now I absolutely won't forget! This seems interesting and I can't wait to read it too!

How about you? What's your Waiting on Wednesday? Link me.

BOOK REVIEW: Losing It by Cora Carmack (Losing It)

Publication Date: October 15, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads):

Virginity.



Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.




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Review:


I think this will be the shortest review I made since I started my blog. I don't really need a lot of words to describe how I feel about the books and I don't think I need much to convince you to read this!



I have ONE WORD for this book. HILARIOUS! It was so fun I was already laughing from reading the first chapter of the book!



Bliss is so effortlessly funny! She had her embarrassing moments that I even felt sorry for her.  Then there's Garrick. I can't help but be in love with him! Just his accent made me swoooooon!



If you want to have a light,fun and fast read, this one's for you! You'll finish this in one sitting that you even want more!




Rating:

Memorable Quote:


“Sometimes, it's the scary things in life that are the most worthwhile.” 




“Some relationships just end. Like a star, they burn bright and brilliant, and then nothing in particular goes wrong, they just reach their end. They burn out.” 



“I am in love with this burrito. I would marry it if I didn’t want to eat it so badly.” 

“The tragedy of true love,” Cade whispered.” 


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #1)

Publication Date: October 31, 2006
Synopsis (Goodreads):

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands…
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Review:

I've seen the latest book of the series, Iced, and most of the bloggers out there have talked about it constantly. But my curiosity didn't get the best of me so I just passed the opportunity to check out the series. When I was looking for some  highly recommended books, Darkfever came out. I read the blurb and I became so intrigued I read it right away. 

I'm not really into fae books so this is my first time to read one. I expected that this book will have a lot of terms  should be acquainted with and I was right.

Darkfever is about Mac finding out the reason of her sister's death. So she went to Ireland to unravel the mystery. 

Mac is the stereotype blond with tanned body but with distinct green eyes. I love her real personality. She's very vocal about what she wants and doesn't want. I also love her girly bright personality. It's something that makes the book lighter because the mood of the book is so dark. 

I felt for her throughout the book. If I were in her place, I'll have the same reactions and decisions. When someone you love suddenly dies without any closure, I too, will do something about it. But in her case, there's more to it other than finding her sister's killer. There's another world of creatures she doesn't want to be a part of. But does she have a choice?

I still don't get who Barron is. He's too closed up and arrogant. Like Mac, I don't know if he should be trusted. Although he was better in the last parts of the book where he showed some emotions, still, I need more! Second book please! :)

The storyline is definitely unique and fresh. I love that it caught my attention until the end. I didn't even notice I was about to finish until I was on the last page. I was too thrilled and so into it. Hopefully I will be enlightened more on the world of fae in the next book. 

Highly recommended to those who love Paranormal, Fantasy genre. 



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Memorable Quote:

“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.” 


“Assume' makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.”


“Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.” 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#19)


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Title: School Spirits (School Spirits)
Author: Rachel Hawkins 
Expected Publication: May 14, 2013 
Synopsis:
Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt? 



Thoughts:
I love Rachel Hawkin's Hex Hall series! I can't wait for this! 

How about you? What's your Waiting on Wednesday? Link me.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines (Too Far #1)

Publication Date: December 14, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads):
To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter. 

She is still na├»ve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. 

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.
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Review:


Wow! That was one hell of a cliff-hanger! With some tissues and puffy eyes, I can't tell you how much I want to read the next book now! I want Never Too Far, ASAP!!

I honestly didn't want the arrangement of Blaire and Rush. I even hated it all until I reached the last part of the book. I think that was the saving grace. So just read the last part. Haha! Just kidding. 

Blaire is as innocent as you could imagine. She has a very honest and true personality which I liked. She's tough and she knows how to handle guns, literally. I can't help but feel for her. Her mother died and she's left alone with no money and place to live in. Those people she expects to stay with her, left. I just can't imagine myself being on her shoes. If I were her, I would really lose myself. One thing that I just don't like is how fast she can be so attached to Rush. I know most adult contemporary books is like that but I just want some difference other than what's expected.

On the other hand, there's Rush. He's gorgeous as he can be but very mysterious. I can't understand him throughout the book except that last part. I really didn't get him at all. He's so hard to read that I wished he had his side of story. I want to be in his head and learn more about him.

I was really shocked on how the book ended. I was speechless! I didn't expect any of that from happening. I hate Rush for keeping a secret when it's Blaire's secret too. She has the right to know. They're so hard on Blaire I can't help but cry with her. 

If you want to be annoyed and cry some,try this one! An Adult Contemporary with a lot of secrets you definitely want to know!

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Memorable Quote:

“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn't. Not when your soul has been shattered.” 

“You want to know what happened? YOU happened Rush. That's what happened.” 



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