My Thoughts: Oh I loved this one and I flew right through it!!!!
We are introduced to Emelina Flores who comes from Ruina which is basically destroyedMy Thoughts: Oh I loved this one and I flew right through it!!!!
We are introduced to Emelina Flores who comes from Ruina which is basically destroyed now and not many people survived. Hardly any really. She also has a sister named Olivia who was taken by the King and Queen of Lera. So, of course Em gets a plan to get into their home and find out where she is and take her back. But of course this can’t just be simple. She has to get in there undetected and really get to know them. So, what does she do? She pretends to be someone else and marries Prince Casimir. What a well thought out plan. AND LONG! Haha!
I really liked the plot of this one. I also liked all the side characters. I liked her friends. I liked her old boyfriend, if he can call him that. And that made me tear up. You know which scene I’m talking about, dang.
But I also really liked Cas. And I understood him. He was compassionate. He had a heart. He knew right from wrong. It was hard to dislike him and I couldn’t even though Em wanted too also. I also loved the plot of this one. There was so much action and I liked learning about what people could do, especially her sister.
This also leaves it open for a sequel so I’ll be reading that for sure! I need to know what happens next!
Overall: I loved this one!! I whizzed right through it! I loved the characters and the plot! I enjoyed it a lot!! I’d give this one more of a 4.5 cupcake rating!
Cover: I like it! It is kind of plain but still neat.
My Thoughts: I’m honestly not much for historical fiction of any kind. I’ve read a bunch and only liked a few. But when I read the description of thisMy Thoughts: I’m honestly not much for historical fiction of any kind. I’ve read a bunch and only liked a few. But when I read the description of this one, it just pulled me in so I decided to give it a chance. And I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
We are introduced to Lorna who doesn't like German’s much. It’s not really surprising since her brothers are away fighting in the war. She just wants them back home to her safely. Lorna also has a best friend. I kind of liked her, I kind of didn’t. She just was kind of dense and I know back then it was more normal for the husband or soon to be husband to be in charge of things but it just bugged me. Lorna herself was a strong character though and I’m glad that her friend did eventually come around. I also liked her family and the other characters.
Well Lorna is surprised when a German prisoner comes to work on her farm. He’s in charge of helping her with some of the duties and picking up where the last worker left off. His name was Paul. I liked him so much from the get go. He sure wasn’t perfect physically or emotionally but I liked him instantly. Just something about him that drew me right in.
I really liked seeing how the town reacted to Paul’s appearance, not good. I liked seeing how having him there really impacted the people around him. But he wasn’t a bad guy at all!!!! And I liked the way him and Lorna got along. I was just really drew into this one even though its historical and wanted to know what would happen next.
If you like historical you’ll probably really like this one and if you're not sure, just give it a chance anyway, it might surprise you!
Overall: I actually liked this one a lot. I think it rates between a 3.5 and 4 cupcake rating. It did have a few drawn out spots but I liked it a lot and finished it within a day!!!
Cover: Like it. I think that’s one of the things that made me want to pick it up. I love how they are almost touching. CUTE!
My Thoughts: Oh wow, wow, wow. I knew when I read that description about a doctor named Ryle I knew I’d want to read this one! I read so many great reMy Thoughts: Oh wow, wow, wow. I knew when I read that description about a doctor named Ryle I knew I’d want to read this one! I read so many great reviews of this one before I really even knew much about it. I don’t want to say many spoilers here!!! I laughed, I cried, I want to throw things.
We are introduced to Ryle who is a doctor. He is a smoking hot doctor too! Oh my. So sexy and so adorable and so handsome. But he’s also not as perfect as everyone thinks. He has a dark side.
We also meet Lily. Cool sappy Lily. I really liked her. She was strong willed yet also was maybe too compassionate.
When Lily and Ryle meet is a disaster of sorts, but a good one for the most part.Kind of. They end up meeting more than once and are thrown into each others lives. We also meet another guy named Atlas. I really was torn. I liked them both so much. Even through Ryle’s hardships I still felt for him. And Atlas, Oh Atlas baby.
This book was pretty good. And especially hot. But it was also so heartbreaking. I don’t even know. People were saying how torn up they were after reading it and I get it now. It really has the feels alright. It makes you so happy, and so thrilled but it also then breaks your heart into pieces. Yes, it’s worth the read. It’s soooo worth all the emotions. Even though it’s heartbreaking, I think it all fell into place on how it’s supposed to be. Just one wild ride alright.
Overall: All I can really say is WOW. Just Wow.
Cover: Love it!!! It doesn’t give anything away, yet it’s neat.
My Thoughts: I have loved all of Lord’s previous books so I was excited to pick this one up. I liked it but it just wasn’t one of my favorites of hersMy Thoughts: I have loved all of Lord’s previous books so I was excited to pick this one up. I liked it but it just wasn’t one of my favorites of hers.
We are introduced to Jonah who comes from a big family. Tons of brothers and sisters, and a mom. And a dad who passed away not too long ago. His mom is kind of in a depression funk and he’s been trying to do the best he can helping out around the house and with his siblings. He has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.
We are also introduced to Vivi. Vivi is carefree and wild. But she wasn’t always this way. She suffers from depression and anxiety and has been through alot and still is struggling.
A lot of secrets along the way and a lot of family drama and romance. I liked Jonah’s family. I just loved the family angle. I also liked Jonah and Vivi together but I found each one a bit boring alone.
I liked this one but I felt like I just wasn’t into the plot, because if I’m reading, I usually try not to read books about anxiety and depression since it just makes me sad.
Overall: I’m still a big fan of Lord’s book even if I didn’t love this one as much as the rest. I’ll be looking forward to the next book that’s written! I’d say this one is probably more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me.
Cover: The cover is really neat. I do like the cover a lot. I like how its artistic.
My Thoughts: When I first read the summary of this one, I was excited. A world where nobody can hear? And nobody has for a while. This really intrigueMy Thoughts: When I first read the summary of this one, I was excited. A world where nobody can hear? And nobody has for a while. This really intrigued me. I needed to know how Mead was going to capture this.
I started off reading Soundless with a bang. I really enjoyed the beginning. Learning about Fei and her sister and how they get by. How they live their lives and on top of that how it all works. We also get introduced to a boy named Le Wei (was that his name)? I really liked him. I liked how tough but yet how sweet he was. I loved how he wanted to protect his father and even Fei.
As I got about halfway through the book, I started to not really want to read it anymore. It just stopped really pulling me in. Maybe its my reading mood, maybe once I knew more about why they couldn’t hear I just wasn’t as involved anymore. I don’t know. I liked this one but didn’t love it. If you like Mead’s previous works, go for it. Give this one a chance and tell me what you think.
Overall: This one really pulled me in towards the beginning than it just went downhill for me. I liked it but didn’t love it. And I just wasn’t that involved with any of the characters either. It was just okay to me.
Cover: I do like the cover! Almost has a mysterious feel to it, yet it’s all out there.
My Thoughts: Seriously I LOVED THE GLITTERING COURT!!! One of the best books I’ve read this year! I can see this becoming a favorite series of mine! IMy Thoughts: Seriously I LOVED THE GLITTERING COURT!!! One of the best books I’ve read this year! I can see this becoming a favorite series of mine! I just loved it and enjoyed every second of it.
The Glittering Court reminded me a bit of the Selection series, maybe just how it was written. I loved the scenes, I felt like I was right there. I loved the plot. I loved the story-line. I loved the romance.
We are introduced to Adelaide who is a countess and has led a somewhat luxurious and rich life. She’s never had to worry about much or being taken care of. But when her family wants to marry her off, she figures out another plan. She will take the place over of somewhat else and join the Glittering Court. Honestly, it’s kind of the same situation as getting married off, but generally the girl gets to pick the best candidate.
Well, Adelaide has a hand up on most of the girls. She’s been trained on how to act like a real lady. She’s got most of it down, except for a few things. Like her hair! HAHAHAHA
Gosh, I want to say so much about this one, but I’m having trouble without spoilers! I really liked a few of the guys in this story. But I really liked Cedric. He was just so nice but yet charming. He had good morals. He had a good head on his shoulders. And he was just so sweet!
I also liked her friends. A few of them but each girl was so distinct and different from one another. But yet they all fit together.
The Glittering Court was a sweet and charming book. I don’t know rather to say it’s really a romance or fantasy. Made me feel like both I guess.
Overall: This is a rather vague and short review. I didn’t want to give away actual things that go down in the book! Lets just say I loved the characters, the plot, and the romance. A few times I teared up, I laughed, and mostly I swooned!
Cover: Love it! Kind of a dark yet intriguing cover!
My Thoughts: I remember really liking the first one in this series. And then the second one I liked to an extent, so I was really happy to keep readinMy Thoughts: I remember really liking the first one in this series. And then the second one I liked to an extent, so I was really happy to keep reading and see if I liked the third one, this one. Honestly, I did like it but I didn’t love it.
We are back with Gemma and Hallie and their worlds are about to crash. They are still fighting from before but now they find out that their parents are planning to be married. This does the unthinkable, makes them team up to break up their parents. But is this really the right thing to do?
I think both girls had more feelings in this book but they pushed them to the side, to deal with their parents. Which probably wasn’t the best idea. I also liked all the side characters once again. Honestly, that may have been the better part of the book for me. I didn’t really like that they wanted to break up their parents.
I liked this one, it was a very fast read once I got started. It just flowed along and even though they had revenge on their mind it wasn’t quite like the other books and towards each other.
Overall:Out of all of the books in this series, I think the first one is the best. Maybe because it’s the opening and is more juicy. I liked this one, just wasn’t as sucked in. If you’ve already started the series do read this one!
Cover: Love it even though yellow isn’t my favorite color. These covers all have such beachy cute themes!