Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday: Weekly & Monthly Wrap-Up!

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by (:
This week I read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and I'm hoping to review it as soon as possible but I already have reviews scheduled for the next two or three Thursdays. I'm still thinking of writing a full review here on my blog if not I'll just post one on Goodreads. I also read a little bit of "Le Survenant". 

If you weren't aware, my goal this year is too read 50 books which is much less than my goal last year. This month I read 13 books and I'm pretty proud considering all the exams I had. I read mostly review copies and only two physical books. 

  • These Broken Stars(Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner || My Review ||
  • Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros || My Review ||
  • To Love Again(Learning To Leave Again #2) by Dori Lavelle || My Review || 
  • Legend(Legend #1) by Marie Lu || My Review ||
  • 32 Seconds by Johanna K. Pitcairn || Review Coming Soon || 
  • Blurred Lines 5-8 by Breena Wilde 
  • Her Gaze by Angel A. || My Review ||
  • Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros || My Review ||
  • You Only Live Once 2 by Elizabeth Nelson
  • Until The End(Sea Breeze #9) by Abbi Glines || Review Coming Soon ||
  • The Man Test(The Marin Test #1)by Amanda Aksel || My Review ||
  • The Commitment Test(The Marin Test #2) by Amanda Aksel || Review Coming Soon ||
  • Hopeless(Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover || Review Coming Soon ||

Friday, January 30, 2015


A sliver of a second is all it takes.
Maria Reyes knows what it means to come from nothing. Escaping Cuba, the States have given Maria new dreams. Like graduating high school. Going to college. Making something of herself. Forgetting a past that always seems to creep up on her family. But mostly, staying out of trouble. Which is why falling for Hale is out of the question.
An unguarded moment, a simple mistake.
Hale Watson is a flash of a second away from being locked up for good. With a rap sheet longer than the list of homes he comes from, Hale has one more shot at making things right. Graduate senior year. Don’t mess up. Don’t get caught. That’s the plan. Until he meets Maria.
And everything changes.
Add MAYBE ME to Goodreads here! You can also preorder it below (more retailers coming soon)!
MAYBE ME is the third book in the Before & After series, but it can be read as a standalone! You can find out more about BEFORE YOU and AFTER US here!
About Amber Hart
Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of the Before & After series (BEFORE YOU; AFTER US; MAYBE ME), and the Until You Find Me series (UNTIL YOU FIND ME; CAPTURED BY YOU). Rep'd by Beth Miller of Writers House.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: The Man Test(The Marin Test #1) by Amanda Aksel

Genre: Woman Fiction/ Romance
Publication date: March 24th, 2014
Publisher: Elephantine Publishing
Read: January 2015
Pages: 308
Rating: 5/5

Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.

In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new "boyfriend" beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?

My review:

Received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
When I first started reading I thought the book was okay. Nothing big was happening except the part where Marin caught her fiancé cheating on her. I had to stop reading several times due to the number of school work I had to do. But damn this book was amazing!

"A book full of sweetness, you'll fall in love with James's character no doubt."

I never expected to love this book as much as I love it right now. The main character Marin caught her fiancé cheating and it nearly destroyed her. When she started reading this particular book telling her all men were liars, she was so desperate to prove everyone that what the book was saying was true. So when she met James, she started to do this Man Test on him which was ridiculous and also cruel if you ask me. I kind of knew James was a great guy since the first time he was mentioned in the book and he didn't deserve that kind of treatment. 

When he and Marin started dating I was afraid to read how things would end. James was so charming and so sweet and I fell in love with him right away so I didn't want him to be heart broken. Throughout this Man Test process I really despise Marin. I know many men cheats and lies but it doesn't mean they all do and I was waiting until Marin realizes that. I did understood why she was doing it but I wasn't necessarily on her side. 

Other than James and Marin, they were a lot of characters I really liked. Rachel, Holly, Telly and even Andy were such good friends with Marin and I loved how they cared, understood and forgave each other. Marin's family was great. I didn't really think I would read about her family because she didn't really talked about them a lot in the beginning and her brother Michael didn't seem like he wanted to spend time with his sister.

This is a contemporary romance novel where characters are in their early thirties. I recommend this to anyone who loves romance. This isn't like an Erotic novel. There are some sex scenes but they aren't described explicitly so for those who are worried there might be scenes that are described explicitly, you don't have to worry for this one. 

There are a ton of flattering scenes that'll make you swoon and squeak but you can't really blame James for being such a sweetheart. This book deserves a 5 star rating.

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About the author:
Amanda Aksel is an author with an affinity for love. Becoming a couples therapist was her “backup” career, and after completing her BA in Psychology she was on her way to solving love’s most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. Now she plans to solve love’s most complicated quandaries one novel at a time. 

Social media links:
Twitter: @amandaaksel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

COVER REVEAL #3: The Commitment Test by Amanda Aksel

The Commitment Test

(The Marin Test Series: Book Two)
By: Amanda Aksel
Release Date: February 4th, 2015
Publisher: Elephantine Publishing
Genre: Women’s Fiction

When a Valentine’s Day proposal doesn’t come with an engagement ring, Marin Johns begins to wonder if she and James will ever get married. As her closest friends begin to move forward with their lives, she refuses to be left behind.

Hope is restored as she devises a plan to get James down on one knee by becoming the ideal mate. Everything seems to fall into place until her college boyfriend resurfaces after a decade with his own ideas about their future. Will Marin be forced to choose between the man of her dreams and the diamond ring she’s always dreamed of?

My thoughts:
I think the cover is really pretty and simple. It looks very intriguing too, like you think you know what the story is about but there is a little mystery that people might be curious to know more about. I'm currently reading "The Man Test" the first book of the series that I received for an honest review. I'm loving it so far and as soon as I finish reading it I will start reading this one. Can't wait! (:

 About the author:

Amanda Aksel is an author with an affinity for love. Becoming a couples therapist was her “backup” career, and after completing her BA in Psychology she was on her way to solving love’s most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. Now she plans to solve love’s most complicated quandaries one novel at a time. 

Social media links:
Twitter: @amandaaksel

Link to buy Amanda's first novel The Man Test (The Marin Test Series: Book One

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday:Books I'm hoping to read this week

Since I've read and reviewed four out of seven books that I received for review already(But scheduled it for a certain date), I'll have to concentrate on the book you're seeing on your left. As much as I dislike the story, I need to read and finish it this week because I have an exam on it in the first week of February. It's really stressing me out because this book is hard to read considering the fact that I didn't grow up in Quebec and I'm not necessarily an expert in French. 

Have a nice week everyone,


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Updates & Weekly Wrap-Up

This week I read four books. I read 'Her Gaze' by Angel A. An ARC I received. If you want to read  my review on it click here --> Her Gaze Review

I also read 'Full Measures' by Rebecca Yarros. I've wanted to read it ever since I read Eyes Turned Skyward and I loved it! Review here --> Full Measures Review

I also read 'You Only Live Once 2' by Elizabeth Nelson and 'Until The End' by Abbi Glines. I wrote a review on Until The End but I scheduled it for February 5th. 

I feel a little guilty because I didn't read the book I'm supposed to read for Frenhc class. XD (shame on me)

Have a good day,


P.S. I just finished The Man Test by Amanda Aksel and my review will be posted next Thursday. Stay tuned (:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review:Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

Genre: New Adult 
Publication date: February 10th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled
Read: January 2015
Pages: 237
Rating: 5/5

Three knocks can change everything…

"She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead."

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

My review:
Once again Rebecca Yarros' wrote an impeccable love story. If you read my review on Eyes Turned Skyward, you know how much I enjoyed reading it. This one didn't disappoint me at all. Let me just say that I'm so happy I finally found a book where there's a love story between a hockey player and a normal girl. LIKE I'VE BEEN DYING TO READ ONE for such a longtime! I tried to write one but I always end up not finishing my story.

 I loved loved loved this book as much as I loved Eyes Turned Skyward. I can't choose between the both of them because I loved and enjoyed both equally. 

This reminds me a little bit of Ignite by Lily Paradis where the main female character had to take care of her siblings. I found Gus' really adorable and he loves hockey which was really awesome! I liked how their names' are months: December, August, April, June. So cute!

I liked most of the characters like Sam, Jagger, their grandma... but I have to say that I hated Riley since the very beginning, I just had a feeling that he was going to be an ass. I also find it really sad that Ember had to lose her dad on her birthday. I can't imagine how she must've felt.

"The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you're free of all of this, it will come roaring back. That's what is so impossibly beautiful about you."

OMG! Joshua Walker. Hands down. He was the nicest person ever! Such a gentleman! My goodness!(Fangirl mode) haha. He and Ember(December) were so cute together. This book will definitely give you butterflies in your stomach and will make you squeal! 

Again, I highly HIGHLY recommend this book. Especially to readers who love hockey! (:

About the author:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado. 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday!

Genre: Contemporary YA
Publication date: February 10th, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
Goodreads Rating: 4.20

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Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

My thoughts:
OMG! This book sounds really intriguing! A girl who wants to suicide until she meets this guy online. I think she falls in love with him and suddenly she's not sure she wants to end her life anymore. OMG!!! I need this book right now! Plus, the cover is so beautiful!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday: Books I'm hoping to read this week!

Hello everyone,
I know I failed my TBR last week but I'm going to try my best to read all the books in this TBR list this week. 

-Le Survenant by Germaine Guevremont (Book for French class)
-The Man Test by Amanda Aksel(Book for review)

I'm going to ditch the books I bought for myself for awhile and read the books I've received for review. I have a lot to read, not that I'm complaining. I love to read and review books, I just wish I didn't have a ton of exams at the same time! But it's life. Gotta deal with it. 

Have a nice week guys!

Rochelle :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

UPDATES & Weekly Wrap-Up!

Hey everyone,
I hope you're all having a great time. I just wanted to announce that I won't be doing "Favorite Quotes" every Friday anymore. The reason is that I don't think it's necessary since I include my favorite quotes in my book reviews most of the time. I'm also really busy with exams and books I have to read for review. Hopefully I'll do well in my upcoming evaluations so I won't feel guilty reading books.

This week I haven't read much because I've been studying. If I wasn't studying I was thinking too much about not getting stuff done on time.

Next week will be even more tough with three big exams and one mini-test. I'll also post my review of Her Gaze by Angel A. next Thursday, an ARC I received.

I honestly can't wait for February to come!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: Legend(Legend #1) by Marie Lu

Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication date:
Read: January 2015
Pages: 305
Rating: 5/5

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

My review:


Oh how I wish I read this book sooner. A lot of people were talking about how good it was and I don't understand why I decided to pick it up just now. There must be something wrong with me, don't you think? haha x)

Before I read this book, I predicted so many things in my head and I started comparing it to the Hunger Games or Divergent without even reading it. Many bloggers/booktubers kept saying it that's why.I shouldn't have listen!  GUYS! Don't compare this to any of those books because this is different.

I loved how brave and clever the two main characters were. June is an absolute kickass character and Day...well I thought he really was a criminal but he was actually just doing everything to protect his family and I loved that about him. All the characters in this book were all very interesting to read about and it just sucks that June's brother had to die because he was such a nice guy even though he only appeared in the beginning. 

I'm so glad I read this book. It was a fun and easy read that anyone can pick up. I highly recommend it. The story was well structured and very intriguing. You'll enjoy it! 

About the author:
She's from Wuxi, China and this is her bio on Gooodreads:

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

You can visit her on her site:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #2

Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication date: January 27th, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 256

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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

My thoughts:
I haven't started reading the Luner Chronicles series but I really want to read them. This cover is absolutely gorgeous and the summary sounds really interesting. It makes me want to start this series! I just need to pass all of my exams first xD 

COVER REVEAL #2: Losing It (A Collection Of V-Cards) by 22 bestselling authors

Losing It: A Collection of VCards coming Feb 11, 2015!
22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love. 

In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

Stories include excerpts and extended material--ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:

  • The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
  • The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
  • Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  • Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
  • The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
  • Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
  • Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
  • The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
  • Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
  • The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
  • Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
  • A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
  • The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
  • The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
  • Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
  • The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
  • The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
  • The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
  • Forged Series by A.O. Peart
  • The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
  • Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
  • The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday: Book I'm hoping to read this week

Hey guys!
I had to edit this post because the last one was not well done. I did it quickly on my Ipad last Sunday because I was watching the Golden Globes. I'm sorry. 

Anyways, I really want to read a lot of books this week but sadly I can't because of many exams coming up. For "Le Survenant" by Germaine Guèvremont, the book I'm obligated to read for French class, I'm reading one chapter a day and I think that's a pretty smart thing to do because I basically have to re-read a chapter twice before knowing what actually happened in that chapter. I'm having a hard time understanding D:

I'm going to finish reading 32 seconds by  
I'm writing a story called "Reason to Love". It's a NA Contemporary Romance. I 'm thinking of writing a trilogy but I'm not sure how this story will end yet. I wrote a big part of the first chapter but I'm not sure I'll post it anytime soon. I will edit it as best as I could and post it on Wattpad. This are the three main characters of my story. 

Have a nice day! (:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday: Weekly Wrap Up!

This week started pretty well. I started and finished reading Legend by Marie Lu. This is the first book in the Legend trilogy. However, since school started last Tuesday, my teachers gave me all the dates of my exams  and it turns out...I have a ton next week, the week after that...until the end of January. I'M SO STRESSED OUT! Remember my bout of books TBR? Yeah, forget about that because I'm completely failing.

I managed to read Prodigy the second book of the least a hundred pages. I also started reading Pride & Prejudice for the 2015 reading challenge but I still haven't finished it.

I also started one of the books I have to read for review so that's pretty cool.

This week wasn't a big reading week for me. Hopefully I can catch up next week. Have a nice weekend everyone :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday: Favorite quotes (from books I've read)


"I'm terrified to lose him for good, so I sell myself short and take what I can from him, even though I know I deserve better." 


"When something is important to you, make sure it's safe."


"It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered. So many locks not enough keys."


"Life doesn't have to be perfect for love to be extraordinary."


"Nothing ever really goes away. It just changes into something else. Something beautiful."

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review:These Broken Stars(Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Genre: Sci-Fi, YA, Romance
Publication date: December 10th, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion
Read: January 2015
Pages: 374
Rating: 5/5

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


A timeless love story, These Broken Stars sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

My review:

"But she's here, she's mine. I'm hers."

Let's start with Tarver shall we? Isn't he amazing? No wonder people see him as a hero. I liked almost everything about him. I like how he smiled, how he teased, how he handled the whole situation...Honestly? I wouldn't mind getting stuck in an alien planet with him. I feel like with him, I'd feel safe. The one thing that bothered me in his case is how he had a hard time believing Lilac. At some point, I understood why he didn't believe her but most of the time I just wanted to roll my eyes at him and be like "Seriously? Listen to her!!!"

"If you die," I whisper, my eyes on his, "then I will too."

Lilac, daughter of the richest man in the universe, I adored her but when she started acting mean and stubborn around Tarver, I was like "What the hell? What's your problem?" Then I understood afterwards and It didn't matter anymore. I learned to really love her character because of how brave she was, knowing how she lost someone she really loved from her past. I liked how she finally started trusting and loving Tarver. Since the moment they realized they both liked each other, oh damn, I had butterflies in my stomach every time. 

This story kind of reminds me of the Titanic but less cheesy and it's in outer space. I love how the writers took their time with the character development. Their writing was amazing and I'm happy I finally read this book. After reading Alienated, I wanted to read more YA Sci-Fi novels and this one didn't disappoint me. I'm really looking forward on reading the next book which is called "This Shattered World" in the next few months. I still have to read a ton of books before I can buy more books so... I can't read it yet. 

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About the author: Amie Kaufman
Amie Kaufman is the co-author of These Broken Stars, the first in the Starbound trilogy, and Illuminae, the first in a new series starting in 2015. She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping. 
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

About the author: Meagan Spooner
Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there's a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

Waiting On Wednesday #1

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Publication date: January 11th, 2015
Publisher: Hoover Ink
Pages: 220

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

My thoughts:
I actually can't wait for this book to come out. I know I only read one book by Colleen Hoover but I really want to read all her other books. I know she's an incredible author and this book sounds really intriguing I can't wait. 
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday: Books I'm hoping to read this week

Legend by Marie Lu:
I've been wanting to read this for such a longtime now but never got the chance. I bought it a few days ago along with the two other books of this Legend Trilogy. I heard so many good things about it so I can't wait to finally read book. 

Prodigy(Book 2) & Champion(Book 3) by Marie Lu

World After (Sequel to AngelFall) by Susan EE:
I read Angelfall last year and I didn't read this after reading the first book because I had other books that I really wanted to read. I was also in a "Contemporary romance" mode so I didn't want to force myself to read a paranormal story when I wasn't in the mood. 

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas:
Everyone who have read this book loved it. I actually wanted to read it a couple of times but I always keep changing my mind at the last minute whenever I'm at a bookstore. I'm not sure I'm going to like it, I don't really know but I have to give it a chance. 

Have a nice week everyone :)

Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 8th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC - Embrace
Read: January 2015
Pages: 342
Rating: 5/5

Since her sister's death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country's toughest flight school. He's wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general's daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger's biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They're flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn...

My review:



*Breathe,Rochelle, Breathe*

"She was enchanting. Enchanting? Just start spouting poetry and shit while you're at it."
Scrolling down my news feed on facebook like every other night and saw this...
Wait. That caught my attention. Then, I read what Rebecca Yarros wrote and found out she was giving away 10 copies of her ebook so I decided to enter because why the hell not? The guy in the pic was hot and the quote was tempting. Did I just say that? Yes, I did. Though, I didn't expect to receive a copy because I rarely win giveaways. I just had a feeling I would...

I was happy I won and now I'm REALLY GLAD I won because I got the chance to read a wonderful love story that I probably wouldn't have known if I didn't win the giveaway. And by the way, It's not even the love scenes that made me love this book, it's much more than that.

"She was going to rip me apart. And I was going to let her."
I read the summary before I read the book because I had no idea what was the story about. The summary didn't really match what I predicted in my head and it didn't really match the quote in the pic so I ignored the summary and just go with the flow.

This book blew my mind, touched my heart, made me smile, made me laugh, made me squeak, made me shout... Who am I kidding? This book was FANTASTIC! Why is this book not on the best selling list? Someone tell me why. If you didn't know already, I love NA and my favorite author is Abbi Glines. If she's a best selling author, I think Rebecca Yarros will be too if she keeps writing stories like this one. No kidding. You might think I'm exaggerating but I'm not lying. No one forced me to write a review, Rebecca Yarros didn't give me a copy of this book so I can read and review it. As you can see, other people loved it too, so go pick it up, it's only 0.99$. You never know, when more people read this and it gets more and more popular, the price might go up and you'll regret not buying it while it was cheaper. Trust me, it's worth reading.

"Sometimes there are things bigger, greater than yourself, and I'm sorry that you haven't found that yet. But I have.
Jagger was not the man I expected him to be. I mean, physically yes but it was his personality that surprised me and won my heart. When I saw that image on facebook and read that quote, I expected him to be dominant, mean at first but when he meets the girl, he'll change. But I was wrong and I'm glad. He was such a nice guy right from the start, very smart and I just didn't see him as a player at all. I loved everything about him. I loved that he played hockey because I'm a HUGE hockey fan. Oh, yeah...The only thing I didn't like is the part where he wore a Boston bruins hat if I remember correctly because I hate the bruins...I'm a HABS fan so you get the thing if you're a hockey fan too. I also liked the fact that he wanted to go to school. Guys who takes their studies seriously are hard to find.

And Paisley? I loved her so damn much. I loved how honest she was and how she was commited to Will. She was great except when it comes to her heart condition, she could be really stubborn but I enjoyed reading the fight scenes, I think it was necessary and brought more debt to the story. She and Jagger were really cute together I can't even describe their connection without squeaking ahhh! 

I loved all the other characters: Morgan, Josh, Grayson and Ember, they were such good friends to Jagger and Paisley. I knew from the beginning William Carter was a nice guy, maybe he was just mean because he was jealous of Jagger but other than that, he was a really nice friend and boyfriend. 

I could say I loved everything and this book was perfect but there is one tiny little thing I have to criticize and that's Paisley's mom. She was so annoying! Like at one point I thought she was going to change her mind but damn, she was so stubborn! 

I never expected to love this book as much as I LOVE it right now. I didn't even hesitate when I had to rate it on Goodreads, If I could give it a 10 out of 5 stars, I would. I loved how it started, how it happened and how it ended. I admire the author Rebecca Yarros for writing such an impeccable love story. I didn't have any question after I read it. Do I want more? Yes, I want more stories like this. I definitely recommend this book to all NA/Romance fans! So, What are you waiting for? Buy the ebook!

About the author:
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.