Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: AngelFall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan EE

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal...
Publication date: May 2011
Publisher: Feral Dream
Read: November 2014
Pages: 283
Rating: 4/5

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

My review
"I want to stroke his face and tell him that it will be okay. That everything will be all right. And I wish so badly that it would be."

This book was on my "To buy" list for  a really long time and when I bought it, I had to read other books first and when I finally want to start reading it, I had so many exams that I had to study for, so I put the book down several times.

 It doesn't remove the fact that it was a really good book though. The writing was fantastic I loved it so much. I actually really like books about Angels. I read the Angel trilogy by L.A Weatherly and it's one of my favorite series of all time and I definitely recommend it. 

Anyways, what caught my attention in this book is the summary at the back cover. It was really intriguing and I just had to buy it. When I read some reviews and watch some booktubers who had mentioned this book, all of them said the book was amazing so I had no reason to not buy it.

Now let's talk about the story,  Penryn had to save her sister Paige who was kidnapped by Angels. In this book Angels are really bad. There was this angel though named Raffe who was attacked by a group of angels. They cut off his wings and nearly killed him. I didn't understand why angels tried to kill Raffe because he's an angel like them. Angels were destroying the world and killing humans, I didn't get why they were trying to murder Raffe, it was just messed up. But in general I understood the story  and ended up loving it.

Raffe stole my heart right from the start. I never expected him to be funny. I expected him to be the dark and mysterious kind of guy but he was hilarious. I liked his relationship with Penryn, I liked how she annoyed him and how she tried to wake him up so many times. I find that adorable and funny. 

About the author
Susan Ee is the bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days series which takes place in the San Francisco bay area. The first book, ANGELFALL, is being translated into 20 languages around the world. The second book, WORLD AFTER, was recently released in Nov. 2013 to international acclaim. The film rights to the series have been optioned by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Good Universe. Susan used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tempt You: A Naughty and Nice Collection

From 8 bestselling authors, a boxed set of novels ranging from Naughty to Nice and everything in between! These 8 sweet and spicy stories will TEMPT YOU to fall in love—or lust! Either way, you won't be able to stop turning the page.
Summaries of each ebook

Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford

Meet Declan: A sexy incubus Enforcer who specializes in long nights of hot passion and hunting down threats to his supernatural society. His destined soul-mate defies his powerful sex magic—and he’s determined to claim the wild she-warrior, no matter what it takes.

Break it Up by E.M. Tippetts
Kyra Armijo's got two problems: her wild past of sex and partying and her overpowering crush on a member of the ultra-clean boy band, Triple Cross. Make that three problems: once they meet, her crush is besotted, but if his fans find out about her reputation, it'll wreck his image for good.

All She Wants by Anna Cruise
Annika Sellers always gets what she wants. But then she meets Stuart Woodcock, a sexy humanitarian who is indifferent to her charms, and Annika realizes she just might have met her match . . .

Love & Relativity by Rachael Wade
It’s no secret that Sanibel Island's notorious resident bad boy, Jackson Taylor, loves to get underneath Emma's skin, but this time he's gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she's gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart. Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft
Lifeguard Rain Wilson can’t afford to get distracted by her gorgeous co-supervisor Knight McAllister. As they find themselves drawn closer together and their pasts start to surface, Rain and Knight realize that maybe too much broken can make a relationship impossible. Then again, sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

The Ghost & The Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
Meet Grateful Knight, a nurse left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to recover financially, including live in a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. Sparks fly when she meets the gorgeous cemetery caretaker and learns her attic is home to things that go bump in the night.

Selling Scarlett by Ella James
Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost Scarlett her life.

8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez
After committing the ultimate betrayal, Cal asks his wife, Shelly, for 8 Weeks: 8 dates, to prove that they're meant to be together and their love is true. If at the end of the 8 Weeks Shelly wants to walk away, Cal won't stop her. Is 8 Weeks long enough to right wrongs and kick start a marriage that has stalled?

Published November 12th 2014 by Smashwords Edition

Review: Bad For You (Sea Breeze #7) by Abbi Glines

Genre: NA, Romance
Publication date: April 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Read: November 2014
Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5

Innocence was never meant for the addictive… 

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.

My review:

"In my stories I could be beautiful. The prince would love me, and I would know how it felt to belong."

I did not expect Blythe to be who she is in the book. I can really relate to her, not because of her past but because of how she thinks. She loves to write and doesn't like attention like me. She said she's an English major because if ever people don't like her books, she would have a diploma and that's what I'm planning to do in my life too. I see her if you know what I mean. From the moment I realized that, I fell really connected to her character. 

"I was addicted to Blythe Denton. More addicted than I'd been to anything in my life."

From the previous books of the Sea Breeze Series, I didn't really like Krit. I never thought Abbi Glines would write a book about his happy ending. For some reasons though, the moment Krit appeared in a scene in this book, I liked him right away. Don't ask, I don't know why. It's hard to explain but I guess I just knew from that moment, I saw something good in him that I never noticed in the previous novels.

"I don't think I can remember a time in my life when anyone ever called my brother special and meant it the way you just did."

I've always loved Trish because of her awesome personality. Knowing that I could read her and Rock's love story is getting me really pumped up. Of course, I have to wait because I don't always have money to buy books :P

 Also, I love the way Blythe defended Krit. None of the girls in this series are really like Blythe that's why she's my favorite because she's different from the other girls and I see myself in her character more than any female characters in the other books I've read.

Overall this book was just perfect..for me. I love everything about it and I just didn't want it to end. I read it in just a few hours and I wanted to hit myself for not taking my time but I just couldn't stop reading. I can't wait to read the next book which is Dewayne's story. I really want to know more about that guy. He's funny in the other books but he's mysterious as well. I can't wait to know what's his story. 

About the author:

Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. 

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication date: May 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Read: November 2014
Pages: 344
Rating: 5/5

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

My review

"The best discoveries always happened to the people who wren't looking for them."

This story was cute! I really liked how it was written. It really felt like in every destination Roger and Amy had, they learned something new, whether it's about life in general or about themselves.

I liked Amy's character because she really handled her situation very well. After her dad died, her mom moving across the country and her brother being in rehab, it was really hard for her to be happy about everything. She didn't become annoying by complaining about everything that isn't right in her life and I really really liked that about her. Her travel scrapbook was just perfect.I really loved the images, the playlists, etc., they were very nice and it really helped me feel like I was part of their road trip.

I can't say I was a fan of the flashbacks in this story. Well, in general I don't really like flashbacks. Even though it made me understand Amy's life a little bit better, the flashbacks were my least favorite part.

The characters in this book were amazing. I loved Bronwyn, Drew and Walcott. They were really great people. Other than Roger, I fell in love with Lucien. He was so nice and sweet. I told myself if Amy didn't end up with Roger, I wouldn't mind Lucien being with Amy. But guys, we all know Amy & Roger would end up together in the end like let's face it.

About the author
Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children's department of Vroman's Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: Ignite by Lily Paradis

Genre: Contemporary Romance / NA
Publication date: August 2014
Publisher: Empire Books
Read: October 2014
Pages: 326
After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine. 

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. 

Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her 
the life she's always been searching  for, but will she run back to her old life?             

                                Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always                                    imagined for her?

My review:
My edit
Before I start, I just wanted to say that it took me a while to write this review. After I read the book, I just couldn't find the best way to describe how much I loved the story.
I was literally speechless. 

Basically, Lauren Annabelle, the main character had to take care of her three step siblings after her step mom’s death. I'd be really confused, shocked and even scared if I was in her position because first, I still go to school, second I never met them and lastly I’m too young to take care of three kids. That was a really big change in her life and a big responsibility to fulfill but Lauren surprised me. Instead of leaving the kids to the orphanage, she stayed, to get to know them and as the story went by, she learned to appreciate and love each and one of her step sisters and brother. That was a really brave thing to do in my opinion and that’s one of the reasons why I admired her character.

“Anything for you, Annabelle”

We apparently met Dean at the very beginning but we just didn't know his name yet. All we knew was how he really looked like Henry Cavill. (I have a huge crush on that actor so that's a big bonus!) I liked it when the two main characters meet at the very beginning because it just gets you into the story really quick.

I loved Dean and Lauren’s relationship because I found it cute, funny, it made me giggle and I got butterflies in my stomach while reading their sweet moments. I don’t know how to describe how I really enjoyed their connection exactly but let’s just say that I loved it very much and I could read it over and over again. I literally couldn't get enough of Dean and Lauren. I neeeeed more!

"Because Lauren is Ariel and you love Lauren just like Eric loves Ariel."

Another character that I really liked was the lovely Emma. She was so adoraaaaaable!!! I loved all the parts where she was involved. She just made things really amusing, delightful and interesting. I’ve always wanted a little sister but I never had one and while I was reading this book, I felt like she was my sister in a way. Same goes with Chase and Callie.

"My entire body felt like an ice cube, and I wondered if this was how Rose felt in Titanic when she was floating on that stupid door. There was totally room for two. Screw science."

I didn't want the story to end. When I heard that there was another book coming out in Dean's perspective, I was pretty excited! I think there was a lot of things missing once I finished reading this book so I’m really glad there's another novel or else I would've been really pissed off.

The characters in this book are so likable and that's one of the reasons why I gave this novel a 5/5 stars. 

About the author
Lily is 22 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in English Literature. She lives with her family and loves reading, running, and hiking. Although she's a Colorado native, New York City is her favorite place in the world and fosters her borderline unhealthy obsession with the Empire State Building and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ignite is her debut novel.

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