Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up!

This week, I read a lot of books, but only finished two.

3/5 stars
This was given to me (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review.

It talks about a woman who got her heart broken by her ex-fiancĂ©e and best friend. Since then, she swore she won't ever date a CEO ever again... Not until she laid her eyes on Jake Royale who introduced himself as Macon. It was hard to get into it, but once I've reach the half of the book, it started to get a little bit more interesting. It's very easy to read because it's short and fast-paced. Although, I didn't connect to any of the characters in this book. I love that it's fast-paced, but the romance was happening way too fast in a very unrealistic way. 
Overall, this was a nice read. 
3/5 stars
So, after reading the first book which is called "Collide", I really wanted to pick up this book because the first one ended in a cliffhanger. I have to be honest though, I'm so disappointed with how Emily and Gavin's story continued. It became so cheesy and uncomfortable to read. Their dialogues were so unrealistic. I mean, I get it, a lot of new adult books have that sort of sweet, perverted, romantic dialogues, but in this book there were so many and I think there was a part where it lasted about two pages. I had to stop reading several times and breathe. Despite all of those negative facts, I still enjoyed many scenes in the book, especially the ending and that's why I gave it a 3/5 stars. I was just expecting a way better sequel considering how great the first book was. 

This week, I also read The Edge Of Never by J.A Redmerski, Grey by E.L. James, City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare  and The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall, but didn't finish any of them. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review:Easy (Contours Of The Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)Easy by Tammara Webber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The story was interesting, dark, funny, mysterious...

Overall, the love story was beautiful.

Again, this book is also inspiring. A lot of people can relate to the main character's story. She was almost raped and she had a lot of troubles getting over it.

Rape is such a dark topic to talk about, a lot of people who had been in that situation find it hard to just talk about what happened to them.

If you're looking for a NA Contemporary romance with a dark theme, a wonderful writing and fast-paced story. This book is for you :)

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Review: Keep Holding On by Susanne Colasanti

Keep Holding OnKeep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought this book was good. It talks about a girl who is bullied at school. The chapters are short and fast-paced. This will truly inspire people out there who are being bullied. I also want to tell those people to never give up. Someday, they will find the light at the end of the tunnel. They should avoid suicidal thoughts. Life will get better, they shouldn't let mean people affect who they are.

If you're reading this, just know that...



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Sunday, June 21, 2015

This week's TBR!

I hope to finish reading PULSE by Gail McHugh, book two of the Collide series. I also wwant to finish reading the Edge Of Never by J.A. Redmerski, The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall and Grey by E.L James.

I might not finish all of them because I'll be busy this week. Although, I'll read as much as I can.


Rainbow Read-A-Thon Day 5-6-7 & Weekly Wrap Up!

I didn't count how many pages I've read during the weekend. I had prom on Friday night and had a hangover on Saturday and I went to work today so I don't think I'll be able to finish two books before Monday. I'm proud of myself though for reading 5 books this past week.

I've read:

  • Keep Holding On by Susanne Colasanti
  • Easy by Tammara Webber
  • The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
  • The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines
  • Collide by Gail McHugh
I started reading:

  • The Conspiracy Of Us
  • How I Live Now
  • Pulse 
  • The Edge Of Never

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon Day 4

Day 4 was a day of me reading Collide by Gail McHugh. I loved it so much that I wanted to punch a wall after finishing it because cliffhangers suck so baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. I can't buy the second book because I bought enough books this month and I don't have money to buy right now. 

When I write my own book I am surely NOT going to write a story with a cliffhanger. That just sucks for the readers I hate it!

I read a total of 400 pages today.

Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

Genre : Romance
Publication date: August 2nd ,2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Read: June 2015
Pages: 254

Rating: 5/5 

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? 

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. 

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life? 

Can Drew Evans win at love? 

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

My review:

Oh, how I wished I have read this book sooner! This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoyed reading this book and I just can’t help but smile after reading it.

First of all, I really love the fact that it’s written in the man’s POV, it's different and I love it and just to let you know, you might learn more about guys after reading this book lol. 

Drew Evans is a millionaire, a player, an attractive man that will probably annoy you because he can be really annoying at times, but he can be romantic when he wants to. No matter how he acted whether it's good or bad, you can't help but love him. He's like one of those characters you can't hate. It's impossible! 

I recommend this to all the readers who loves the new adult genre and love/hate relationships :)

About the author:
By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true. 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon Day 3

So, Day 3. I'm completely failing this Rainbowthon as you already know. I've decided to give myself another goal for this read-a-thon and that is to read seven books before Monday June 22nd. 

Today, I've finished reading The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines and I gave it a 4.5/5 stars rating. I might as well write a review on it. 

I'm currently reading Collide by Gail McHugh and I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow. 
So, this is my new list:

  • Keep Holding On (read)
  • Easy (read)
  • The Vincent Boys (read)
  • The Vincent Brothers (read)
  • Collide (currently reading)
  • The Conspiracy Of Us (tbr)
  • How I Live Now (tbr)
Today, I read a total of 307 pages

Waiting On Wednesday #5


See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.  

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Pages: 576
Publication date: June 18th, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon Day 2

Day 2 was basically me trying to figure out what I really want to read. I changed my tbr for this readathon. I know. I know. It's just that I don't want to read something I'm not in the mood for. For example, I don't feel like reading Blood Red Road at the moment. I don't feel like reading Something Like Fate either. I will keep How I Live Now and The Conspiracy Of Us in the list though.

So, I was in a mood for Abbi Glines and I really wanted to read The Vincent Boys who has been sitting on my shelf for a week now and every time I stare at it, I always feel like picking it up. I also read this book because I knew I could finish it in jsut a few hours. That always happen when it comes to Abbi Glines' books. I love her books so much, except love triangles. Like Breathe, I gave the Vincent Boys a 3/5 stars because of the love triangle. There are some love triangles I actually liked, but this is jsut one of those books where I didn't like how 'the two boys and one girl' relationship  turned out. 

I will probably write a review on the Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. I will... hopefully. I can't promise anything. 

Today I read a total of 259 pages.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon Day 1

So Day 1 was a successful day. I started and finished reading Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti. I ended up giving it a 3/5 stars.

What I liked:

- Fast-paced
- Characters 

What disappointed me:

- Her mom wasn't around much, but I wanted to know more about her
- Everything was just going too fast and there were a lot of things that I wanted to know more about, but they weren't described much in the book. 

I also started reading How I Live Now by Meg Rossof.

I continued reading Easy by Tammara Webber. I know it's not part of my Rainbow Read-A-Thon TBR pile, but I started reading it last week and I want to finish it as soon as possible. 

Today, I read a total of 215 pages.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon TBR!

This is going to be a challenge because I'm going to be a little busy this week, but at the same time I really want to read these books!

The first book that I'm planning on reading and that I chose for the color Orange and Yellow is "How I Live Now" by Meg Rossof. 

I first heard about this on one of Ariel Bisset's videos and if I remember correctly, she liked or loved it. I can't wait to read this short book and I really have high expectations on this one I hope it won't disappoint  me. 

I chose this book for the color BLUE!
The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall was given to me by my lovely friend Tamara on my 18th birthday last month.  I never heard about this book before, but I looked it up on GR and it doesn't really have a high rating. However, I want to read it and judge after. 

I haven't read any of Susane Colasanti's works, so when I found this at the library I didn't hesitate to pick it up. It looks like a very interesting love triangle and I can't wait to finally read it. This book is for the color Purple.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young for the color RED.
This was recommended to me by my only friend who reads the same books as I do. I started reading it last year, but I just couldn't get into it because of the writing style. Although, a lot of readers really liked it and I'm willing to give it another chance, 

I picked this up along with Something Like Fate at the library because like I said, I never read anything by Susane Colasanti and I think it's about time to finally start reading her books. I chose this book for the color Green.

That's about it for my Rainbow Read-A-Thon TBR. I will keep you guys
updated on my daily reading.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Veiled Obsession by Dori Lavelle

Veiled Obsession (His Agenda 1)Veiled Obsession by Dori Lavelle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My reaction when I first read the summary of this book.
I was really intrigued and I couldn't wait to read it. I received an ARC, but then I couldn't find it on my kindle app. So that was annoying.

I bought it so no worries ;D

Anyways, let's start with the actual book review shall we?

I read this in just a few hours so that really means a lot. I don't really know how to rate this book or how to describe how I felt throughout the whole story because in the beginning I was totally intrigued then scared, disgusted, scared, disgusted and so on.

In the beginning I didn't know how he can be such a bad guy because he was actually really nice and fine. The kissing scenes and how he treated her in the beginning got my heart beating like

Then Haley realized that she married a total stranger and she's going to have to deal with it for the rest of her life. Jude's personality changed and I was totally disgusted by his acts. Totally DISGUSTED!

He's so cruel and I was literally scared. I really felt like I was in Haley's place and I was living with that monster. For the most part, I was disgusted and scared for Haley. I wanted to cry at some point because of how Jude was hurting her.


This was like a roller coaster ride.I felt all kinds of emotions. I've never read anything like this before.

You're probably wondering if I liked it or not... Well let me tell you this...

OF COUUUUUUUUUUUURSE I LOVED IT! Well, not Jude and definitely not the whole abuse theme, but the writing and the emotions it made me feel was pretty impressive. It's hard to write something and make readers feel connected to the story and the characters. So I'm pretty satisfied with Dori Lavelle's work and I can't wait for more!


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Descent (Kissed by Death #3) by Tara A. Fuller

Descent (Kissed by Death, #3)Descent by Tara A. Fuller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was given to me by Entangled in exchange for an honest review.

This is the third book of the Kissed by Death series. However, I haven't read the first two books. In the beginning, I was a little confused, but after a couple of chapters I couldn't stop reading. So, you can read this book as a stand alone.

This was a fast-paced book and that's one of the reasons why I really like it. I loved the characters and the love story. I really enjoyed reading about this new world and I'd like to know more about it in the other books of this series.

The author's writing style was amazing. I love how simple but rich her sentences were. Like I said, I love the world she created and the characters as well.

I recommend it to all the readers who love paranormal romance and fast-paced books.

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