Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Paranormal YA Romance
Publication date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Read: May 2015
Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5 STARS!!!

In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…

Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…and the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that’s been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it’s also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss, Ridley Dresden, is overseeing her mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level—one neither of them is prepared for.

As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it will change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.

My review:

I just finished this book and I started it late last night. O.M.G! It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! 
Ice Kissed is definitely way better than the first book Frostfire which is a pretty big deal if you ask me considering I found the first book really good too. Amanda Hocking's writing is an absolute beauty. I love her to death. The Trylle series made me the bookworm I am now and I thank Amanda Hocking for writing such beautiful stories like this one. 

"It was over, the way it should've been a long time ago, and the only thing I could do was push past it and hope that eventually the pain would get more bearable."

In the first book, I was a little frustrated with the romance. Bryn didn't want to sacrifice her job for love, like FINN EFFIN HOLMES (A guy from the first three books of the Trylle Series). In this book, I'm so happy with how things are with Bryn and Ridley. Oh man, they made me swooooooon, laugh and I just wanted to hug them both and say FINALLY! But obviously, there were still some parts where I was just like, 'what is wrong with you two? just be together already.' 

Other than Bryn and Ridley's 'relationship', I really found Tilda and Kasper's love for each other really sweet. Their characters were so strong and I really felt like they were important. This book wouldn't be as good without them. They bring something in the story that readers would definitely enjoy.

Ice Kissed and even Frostfire were both fast paced and at the end of each chapter you always want to keep reading, that's how good it is. It's also very mysterious, I was dying to know who was the bad guy. There are so many suspects that in the end you don't know who to trust anymore. 

I totally recommend readers who love paranormal romance to start reading this series if you haven't already. I also recommend Amanda Hocking's other series such as the Watersong Series and the Trylle Series. Her writing style is amazing, fast paced, entertaining and so on. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Release Day Blast: Veiled Obsession Book 1 by Dori Lavelle

I cry for the man I used to know, the man I used to love…until his love killed mine.
My name is Haley Macknight, and I’m dying inside. From the outside my life is every woman’s dream. I’m married to Jude Macknight, a handsome billionaire who loves me…too much.
Once upon a time, I loved him. But that love is dead. Unwilling to let me go, I’ve become his obsession. He will stop at nothing to make sure I remain in a marriage I no longer want, inside my gilded cage.

Each day I pull away from Jude, I watch him transform into a monster. Before my eyes, he becomes a man I don’t recognize, a dangerous man. He makes it clear that I belong to him, that my life is no longer my own. If I leave, he’ll kill me. But if I stay, I’ll die a slow death.

**WARNING: Due to sexual situations and dark adult content, VEILED OBSESSION is not intended for readers under the age of 18, and anyone who is unable to read books containing the following issues: kidnapping, murder, graphic rape, and extreme abuse.**


Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Hello viewers (:
Long time no post. Sigh... I apologized. I've been really stressed out and I still have a lot of school work to do, but I wanted to take this time to give you guys an update on what's going on with me since I haven't posted in a while or haven't been posting much since April.

In the mid-March, I've been struggling at school. My grades were dropping, I didn't realize I've been doing a lot of things and I wasn't sleeping well. I've had a couple of metal breakdowns for the first time in a long time. I was really stressed out, so I decided to take a break on some things like blogging/reviewing and focus more on, what's more important... School.

In April, I was avoiding my friends pretty much and I still wasn't 100% ok. I received some help from the school's social worker. She helped me a lot. Now, I'm seeing the school's psychologist regularly and I enjoy our discussions and I'm feeling a lot better. I'm still having trouble sleeping, but I guess I can manage until the end of the school year.

Speaking of the end of the school year, since it's my last year in high school, I have a ton of exams and evaluations coming up and I'll be really busy, but I will try my best to read and write reviews as much as I can.

I hope you understand.

Thanks for taking time to read (:


Friday, May 1, 2015

Entice (Heart of Stone #2) by Veronica Larsen

Genre: Romance
Publication date: May 25th, 2015
Read: May 2015
Rating: 5/5

Coming soon!
A story of reconciling the past with the present in order to glean new beginnings. Entice is a sexy, humorous, second-chance love story. 

Turns out I’ve been faking being an adult. 
My job? My apartment? The pretty life I've built? 

Let's just say I've made some mistakes.

I'm knee-deep in the mess I've made when I find him. Tall, dark-haired, and rough around the edges. The boy I never noticed is all grown up, in all the right ways. And he's not about to let me forget it. 

He can try to pretend he's immune to our attraction. I'm trained in the art of persuasion and I love a challenge.

But how can he know the answers to questions I haven't thought to ask? I’ve been putting out fires, fighting like crazy to get my life back on track. And this man? He acts like he knows who's holding the match. 

Maybe there's no such thing as mistakes. 
What if it's all just sabotage?

Entice can be read as a standalone, but contains major spoilers to Entangle.

My review:

Received an ARC of this book from the author herself.

This book was two times better than the first book! Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first book, but I enjoyed Emily’s story even more.

This is probably one of the books  I’ve read in the “romance” genre where  the two main characters (man and woman) saw each other again after years of being apart and they’re not obsessed with each other.

For example, it wasn’t like “I never stopped loving her, she’s the only woman I’ve ever loved, I can’t live without her…” and the girl would be like, “He’s the most beautiful person I ever saw, I’m nothing without him.” I’m probably exaggerating, but you know what I mean.

 It wasn’t cheesy, which was AWESOME and refreshing. They say the right things at the right time. There are romance novels that are really unrealistic, but I try to not pay attention very much and just focus more on the story instead of the couple’s sweet/romantic dialogs. I’m getting tired of men who are playboys in the beginning and suddenly they see this beautiful girl and they start changing right away. That’s not very realistic and I’m starting to not like it. *oups*

Anyway, back to Entice…

“I wanted you. You were all I could think about.”

The story focuses more on Emily and Owen. I thought I would learn more about Lex’s and Emily’s mom, but nope. It doesn’t really bother me, I just thought I would get more info on their family issue.

I loved how Emily doesn’t remember Owen at first and I really enjoyed reading the parts when she started flirting with him. It was very entertaining it made me laugh a few times.

I also liked the fact that it took Owen a little while until he started to show how he really felt about Emily.

There are more things in this book that I really loved and that made me crush on Owen, but I don’t want to spoil you guys!!!

I’d like to add that you should expect to read really HOT SCENES GUYS! HOT SCENES!

Please tell me there’s another book about Emily because after reading this I was just like… “Whaaaaat? That’s it!?” Her story is far from over and if there’s more, I’ll buy it without a doubt! If not, I’m writing an ending for them because the end is just unacceptable, it can't end that way!

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My review on the first novel of the Heart of Stone companion series: Entangle