Holy smoking hotness! This book was AMAZING! Seriously, hello Sarina Bown! I will be readingOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Holy smoking hotness! This book was AMAZING! Seriously, hello Sarina Bown! I will be reading ALL OF YOUR BOOKS! I'm fanning myself just writing up this review. This book was SO GOOD. I can't even.
Goodreads has this listed under New Adult, but I would probably consider more of an adult contemporary. However, Goodreads also has it under erotica, and it was by no means that. That being said, this was one of the best adult contemporary books that I have ever read. I was categorize Bowen's writing along side Elle Kennedy, Jen Frederick and Sawyer Bennett. I'm still really getting used to this genre, so I assume there are a ton more authors to compare Bowen to, but those are some of my top fave authors. There will be no doubt that I will read every book Bowen writes. I will also be preordering all of the books in this series because WOW!
I have to be honest, I thought I would be super grossed out by Griff. It's really emphasized that Griff has a really bushy beard. It's mentioned all the time and Audrey is always rubbing up against it. Fun fact about me: I HATE hair on men. A little stubble is always nice, but I purposely avoid men who have long hair or beards/mustaches. It grosses me the hell out. Chin length hair can be OKAY on a really hot guy, but it has to be just right. I know that this is a funny thing to mention, but I want to bring it up for those women/men who might feel the same way as I do. I gotta be honest, though, the beard worked on Griff. I was falling for that damn beard. It annoyed the hell out of me! It was hot, though!
Another aspect of Bittersweet that I really enjoyed was Audrey's character. I tend to dislike the female leads in NA and adult contemporary books. That wasn't the case with Audrey. I really enjoyed her strong, independent personality. She stood up for herself and the ones that she loved. Some might not agree with some of her decisions in the book, but I was on board. She did what she wanted to do. I loved her.
The chemistry between Griff and Audrey was sizzling! I do wish that there had been more scenes like the bar scenes. Cute, sexy moments hidden from everyone else. Don't get me wrong, I hugely enjoyed the sexy scenes! I just wish that they hadn't been so predictable. I don't even know if that's coming off right. I wish they had been more spontaneous and adventurous. However, there were two REALLY hot scenes in this book that met that criteria for me!
OH! And I can't forget to mention Griff's family and his farm staff. OH MY GOSH! I loved them all! I hope that every single one of those characters gets their own book. I'm super curious to find out who the female lead will be in the second book. I kind of feel like it's going to be someone else, but I hope that Bowen pulls a card and makes it a certain someone who drove them to their meetings....... We shall see. But all the side and supporting characters were off the charts amazing!
The final thing that I want to mention loving about Bittersweet was the fact that it didn't take place in three days like most NA/adult contemporary books tend to do. Bittersweet actually expanded several months which made it seem more realistic. People don't fall in love in a few days. I LOVED that Bowen created a more realistic relationship in Bittersweet. Not only did it make her seem more credible and believable, but it made me love the book more.
There were a couple aspects of this book that I didn't like so much. It's not that I HATED those parts, I just found them kind of awkward to the plot of the book. 1) I thought that the climax of Bittersweet was super predictable. I saw it coming from the very beginning of the book. Once it finally happened, it was a VERY awkward scene that I actually skimmed through. I do wish that it had been way less predictable than it actually was. 2) I found the relationship between Audrey and her mom very odd in regards to how it turned out at the end. Their relationship probably wouldn't have changed so drastically in real life. I understand that readers are probably looking for more of a happy ending in these kinds of books, but it just seemed really awkward and unbelievable to me.
Overall, I absolutely ADORED this book! I can't wait to read every. single. book. that Sarina Bowen writes. I'm all over her! GO READ THIS NOW! ...more
I'm opting not to rate or review this book. However, I wasn't a fan. I wasn't a fan of the main female lead or the content. I also found the concept bI'm opting not to rate or review this book. However, I wasn't a fan. I wasn't a fan of the main female lead or the content. I also found the concept behind this book to be highly confusing since it didn't relate to any college setting that I've been to. It seemed more like high school drama?...more
First off, let my say a huge thanks to Jen Frederick for providing me with a review copy ofOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
First off, let my say a huge thanks to Jen Frederick for providing me with a review copy of Jockblocked!
This NA series is like crack. I'm not kidding. I don't know where I've been the last few days. All I know is that I have inhaled the first two books in this series in like 48 hours. The last thing I knew, it was around 9 am this morning.....and now I'm done. I don't really know where this day has went off to....
Matty and Lucy were such amazing characters. I loved them both equally. Well, okay, no. That's a lie. I loved Matty a liiiiittle bit more. That was only because of how flipping gorgeous he was, though! As a couple? PERFECTION. They couldn't have gotten any better!
Staying in tune with the first book, the side characters were full of personality, whether it was awesome or negative. I seriously hope that Hammer is getting a book. He better be!!!!! I think he might be my favorite character in this whole series. I also really enjoyed the fact that we met new characters, as well as got to see some of the more pushed aside football players make an appearance. I really like reading about them!
there were a couple negatives to this book that knocked it down a half star. 1) I really didn't like how Ace was portrayed in this book. I didn't like what was done to him, how he acted, or how his story ended at the end of this book. I'm sure that we'll see more from Ace, but I was really disappointed. I really loved Ace in book 1, so I was a bit caught off guard. Also, you can only make a character into too much of an asshole before you don't want to read about him anymore. I'm a bit on the fence if I'll like a book with him as the lead.... 2) there were some football inconsistencies and errors in this book. First, let me point out, this is not going to bother the average reader. I am probably the biggest football fan you will ever meet in your life. Seriously, I probably top your husbands (or wives or whoever you know who is super into football!) I follow all the teams and stats, I worship Draft Day, I do fantasy football, I bring it up to people when I'm meeting them for the first time, my closet is loaded in football gear. Are you getting the gist? So, when there are some erros in a football book, I notice. Also, I really didn't like that this whole book took place in the off season. I would have liked to see some of the games.
On a more positive note, I loved the fact that Lucy had diabetes. It was so realistic and so in your face. I loved that the author added realistic notes to the storyline and really showcased things that happen in real life. You know, life isn't perfect. Shit happens. People have diabetes. I really enjoyed that whole story line!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. For the most part, it was very engaging and addictive. I mean, I devoured this book. There is no other way to put it. I highly recommend this series! ...more
I've typically been a really big fan of this series, but this one really missed the mark forOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I've typically been a really big fan of this series, but this one really missed the mark for me. Overall it really just came down to two things 1) I HATED Stephanie and, 2) I HATED some of the themes that were going on in this book. So do keep in mind that my rating of this book probably had less to do with the actual writing and more to do with the actual content.
Stephanie was really uptight and boring. She tended to speak in a really stiff way that nobody really talks like. It was really difficult for me, because I didn't like her from the very start of the book. Once you don't like a character, there's not much coming back from that. I did like Nick a lot.....I just didn't like him with Stephanie.
There are two themes in this book that I didn't like at all. I'm kind of iffy about specifying them, because I really don't want to give anyone any spoilers. I will say, though, that not everyone is going to like them. Some will....some won't. Also, there's some possibly trigger warnings in this book. I had to do a lot of skimming, because I was seriously not into what was being discussed.
I thought that this book really set it up well for the next book in the series. There are two characters introduced who I am assuming will be starred in the next book. If that's the case, then I'm really excited for it. I thought they were absolutely adorable! So, there's that.
Overall, this book wasn't for me. Again, it had nothing to do with the writing style. This author is amazing. Sometimes, though, ratings just happen off of pure dislike of the content. Unfortunately, that was the case for this one. ...more
Ever since reading Paper Princess, Jen Frederick has become my new addiction. I'm ashamed toOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Ever since reading Paper Princess, Jen Frederick has become my new addiction. I'm ashamed to say that I've never even heard of her before. Trust me, though, when I say that I am going to devour all of her books. This lady knows how to write! For real, if you are a fan of NA, or are just starting to venture into NA, THIS is a really good book!
The characters in Sacked were absolutely brilliant. I tend to have a really difficult time with the female leads in NA books. That wasn't the case at all with Ellie. I was actually a really big fan of hers. I also really loved Knox. Oh my gosh, KNOX. That boy was HOT.
I thought that I was going to have a really big problem with the whole virgin storyline because that's not really my thing. It seemed super unrealistic and not all that sexy. Somehow, Frederick made it work, because it didn't bother me at all. The only thing that DID bother me were some of the sexy scenes because 1) I didn't really think they were sexy enough and, 2) Kind of unrealistic for a guy who's losing his virginity. No offense, but there's no way he would have been that good right at the start. So, yes, I probably would have done away with that whole storyline, but it really didn't bother me!
My absolute biggest problem with this book was the lack of focus on the actual game scenes. As a sports fanatic, I took a little offense that there weren't some intense game scenes. We seen Knox play a couple of times, but it's summed up in like three paragraphs. Also, we don't see the championship game. It just doesn't exist in the book. What was the buildup for? There should have been a really good game scene that at least covered a few pages. Instead, it was like blah. On top of that, I didn't like how the author made up an NFL team at the end. She often referred to the Patriots and the Seahawks. However, at the very end of the book, she mentioned a team that doesn't even exist. Like....they're not a team. Where did that come from? Also, I felt really cheated at the end of the book. I felt that it should have ended with the Draft. I disliked that I didn't get to read about that.
Another thing that I wasn't the biggest fan of was the climax between Knox and Ellie. Their relationship really didn't progress how I wanted it to. Was it still cute and sweet? Yes. However, I would have enjoyed seeing more cuteness and charm between the two of them, rather than both of them automatically jumping into a relationship. The beginning of the book did a really good job building that anticipation. Ultimately, though, I thought that anticipation only lasted a couple of chapters before it disappeared.
On a more positive note, I ADORED all of the side characters. I really hope that several of them get their own books, because I want to read about each and every one of them. This holds especially true for Matty, Hammer, the Quarterback, the brother, the roommate....I love them all! I'm VERY excited to read more about them!
Overall, I loved this book! It was originally a 5 star but there was just a little too much cheesiness at the end. However, I am very excited to jump into the next book, and I will be doing so tonight! ...more
I just recently read Paper Princess and immediately went into this horrible mourning that leOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I just recently read Paper Princess and immediately went into this horrible mourning that left me wanting to find another amazing NA book that was going to blow my mind and leave me in yet another pit of book depression. Several people recommended that I read Dusty Innocents by Mary and Sarah Elizabeth. They claimed that it was one of the best NA books out there and would break my heart into a million pieces.
I originally had a very difficult time reviewing this book. I say that, because I did really skim a huge section of this book. Normally, I'll just DNF a book that I skim and write up a quick DNF review. After careful deliberation, I decided that, yes, I'm going to give this one a 1 star. I'll explain more in my review. I do want to say, though, that I absolutely hated this book. I hated the messages it offered. Above all else, though, I hate that this is some people's favorite book.
Books that start out in the past own my heart. When they start out with the love interests meeting when they're children and watching the scenes as they grow up together. The problem with these books, though, is that they're never done right. Dusty Innocents was a prime example of that. It spent way too much time in the elementary and middle grade years. I would say a good 75% of this book doesn't even surpass the age of 14 for the main female lead. I actually not even sure if she reaches age 15 by the end of the book.
Note to authors: You CANNOT label a book NA if your characters are children. And I'm sure this is the 25-year-old part of my talking, but I felt like a cradle robber reading about a 13-year-old girl getting her sexy on with a 15-year-old boy. I couldn't even read those scenes. This book would have been way more successful if there had been more of a progression of years and the majority of the book would have been focused on their upper teen years.
Another major problem with Dusty Innocents was that Dusty treated Leighlee like absolute crap. Okay, readers! I understand loving the bad boy and loving the angsty relationship. I get it! Dom males are HOT and are even hotter in NA. I'm all over it. Dusty, though? NO! He was super emotionally abusive to Leighlee.......there's no reason at all to love that boy. It was not okay that he was constantly playing with her emotions, sleeping with other people, calling her weird names like "sweet baby princess, little girl, and little princess baby." Okay....GAG. Seriously? Somebody calls me that, and I'm going to shove their goods clear up into their throat. Talk about a total creepster.
I also really didn't like how Dusty was constantly putting Leighlee down for having male friends, telling her what to do, ordering her around, biting her until he tasted blood? Okay....there's giving someone a hickey, and then there's trying to pretend to be a vampire.....
Let's also mention that the whole "love" thing between Dusty and Leighlee was absolute crap. He didn't love her. She didn't love him. They were hormonal young teenagers who thought that being in lust meant being in love. Not to mention that Dusty was a total druggy. I'm not talking a stoner who smokes a few joints an hour. I'm talking bags of coke and other drugs. Dusty was so high throughout this entire book. It was just gross....
Overall, I didn't like this book. I'm not going to get into it with people who do love this book, because everyone has their own opinion, but this showcased a VERY dangerous relationship between, what I consider, little kids. I know there's a second book in this series. Maybe it gets better? I won't be finding out, though. I'm done. ...more
Kaleb's book in the Psy-Changeling series was probably my most anticipated book in this entiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Kaleb's book in the Psy-Changeling series was probably my most anticipated book in this entire series. He's always had that mark of mystery and destruction to him that fascinated me. I didn't really know what to expect from his book, but I will say that I was just a bit disappointed with the results.
Heart of Obsidian starts out really strong. There's a lot of mystery and suspense over what is going on with Kaleb and Sahara regarding their past relationship. Kaleb is very much closed off and rough around the edges. At the same time, though, he has an obvious soft spot for Sahara and will do absolutely anything for her. I did really like that Sahara had no idea who he was but, at the same time, there was an inner part of her that kept telling her that Kaleb was safe and would never hurt her. So, the whole Kaleb/Sahara relationship was a big hit for me.
What I didn't like about this book was that it stayed fairly mild throughout. I would say that a good 50% of this book , if not more, stayed pretty consistent in the fact that Sahara didn't know who Kaleb was, Kaleb was trying to protect her, Kaleb was closed off...blah blah blah. I felt that the book itself lacked the romantic scenes that I wanted to read about and the deep emotional connection that I knew existed between the main characters.
As for Sahara's backflashes to her and Kaleb's past, I expected more. I expected to see a lot more snippets of their past and a progression of Sahara's memories coming back. Instead, it was very rushed at the end and she just kind of remembers everything with really no mention of anything. There were several scenes that I expected to happen that just never really did happen.
Fans of this series know about the Ghost. I will say that the Ghost's identity (no worries, I won't tell you who it is!) is revealed in this book. I was WAY underwhelmed. First of all, I called who it was from the very beginning of this series, so I wasn't shocked. There was a part of me that was really hoping that the author was playing a trick and something big would happened. Yeah...no. That didn't happen. Secondly, I was way disappointed with the reveal. For something that has been a secret for 12 books, I expected a big WOAH! moment. Instead, it takes like less than a paragraph for the reveal. I expected more.
Overall, I thought this was okay. I will say that I anticipated this being my favorite book in the series. Please keep that in mind when reading this review, because my hopes were SUPER HIGH. My review definitely reflects that, because I thought the book could have been way better. ...more
Errrr......this was a super inappropriate children's picture book. My mistake, I probably shOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Errrr......this was a super inappropriate children's picture book. My mistake, I probably shouldn't have read this book for Story Time. We had a discussion right away that the "book" could say dumb, but "we" weren't allowed to say or do the bad things that might happen or be said in the book. The kids understood the concept and acted appropriately. I mostly would do a lot of fake gasps and say "well, that wasn't very nice!" and they would chorus me.
Several words and phrases had to be skipped over, because I didn't feel they were appropriate to see to little kids. I hated that the book kept saying "duh." Who, seriously, wants their little kid to come home and start saying "duh" all the time? You're lying if you say it wouldn't bother you.
Overall, I really disliked this one. Won't be reading it ever again. ...more
Broken Prince is the second book in the Royals series by Paper Princess and takes place immeOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Broken Prince is the second book in the Royals series by Paper Princess and takes place immediately after where Paper Princess ends. I would definitely recommend that all readers start out with the first book and don't just right into Broken Prince. These are not standalone NA books and need to be read in order. Otherwise, you're going to miss a bunch of important stuff.
Unlike Paper Princess, Broken Prince starts out with Reed's POV and alternates between Ella and Reed's POVs throughout the entire book. Upside: we got to learn more about Reed. Downside: books with alternating POVs are never as good as they could be. It's sort of awkward to be jostled around to several different POVs. The only way it's going to work is if the authors pull a 50 shades of grey and rewrite the entire first book from Reed's POV. I'm obviously not a very big fan of books that alternate POVs.
For the most part, Broken Prince was absolutely amazing. However, it wasn't as good as Paper Princess. That slightly disappointed me because Paper Princess was SO GOOD that I expected the very same from Broken Princess. No. That's not right. I expected more. I expected to be mind blown and to not be able to put the book down. While I did stay up until 1:30 am reading this book, I did take quite a few breaks. Unlike with Paper Princess where I read the book straight through with barely any bathroom breaks to help me survive.
Don't get me wrong. I did LOVE this book. However, I thought it was slightly odd how Ella went from HATING Reed to LOVING Reed without really any breaks inbetween. I was waiting for a pivotal moment that never happened. A moment where Ella would open her door, see Reed, and then allow him in her room. A crucial moment between Ella and Reed that would tear the hearts out of readers. Instead, it just sort of....happened. No pivotal moment. No heart-wrenching scene. Nothing that crushed my heart into little pebbles. With all the build up of Ella absolutely despising Reed, I was super let down. I expected more.
Another thing that I wish I would have seen was more appearances from both the twins and Gideon. Let me say this: the authors either need to decide to 1) give each of them their own book or, 2) Give them a bunch of show time in the third book. There is so much going on with the side characters and, honestly, I like some of the better than Ella and Reed. Decisions need to be made. I'm going to be pissed if I get to the third book and their stories aren't told or choppily done so. I was also a little peeved off that Easton didn't get much show time. All of the side characters seemed to get a lot of page time in Paper Princess and crazy ignored in Broken Prince.
On a more positive note, I thought this book was FULL of action! From beginning to end, I was absolutely hooked on the storyline. Do I think some areas needed to be more defined? Yes. Do I think this book rocked my socks off? Yes.
The ending of this book.......wow. I don't want to give any spoilers away, but I will say that it will leave readers DYING for the third book. Most readers are probably going to be extra shocked. I actually saw a lot of it coming. I wish that I would have been a littttttle more shocked than I was. However, it left off with a really strong ending that left the third book open for so many possibilities.
Overall, I absolutely adored this book. I know that I had a lot to grumble about but that's mostly just because I love this series SO MUCH that I have SO MUCH to say! Don't get me wrong, though, I 100% recommend this series for all readers! However, I might recommend that you wait until all three books are released.... ...more
I started reading this book late last night, at around 10 pmish. Not only did I stay up WAYOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I started reading this book late last night, at around 10 pmish. Not only did I stay up WAY TOO LATE because I couldn’t put the book down, but I have spent ALL MORNING finishing up this book. I have super important things that need to get done. They all had to be shoved on the back burner because there was NO WAY I was putting this book down.
Hot, hot, HOT. There is no other word that is capable of describing this book. I constantly had to fan myself, I was blushing like mad, and oh my LORD…..THE ROYAL BROTHERS. SWOOOOOOOOON. I can’t even handle this review right now.
Ella and Reed were PERFECTION! I love both of the main characters so much! The supporting characters were just as amazing. I will warn you, though, that some of the review on Goodreads make it seem like Easton and Ella develop this very important friendship…..they don’t. I mean…I did like Easton a lot. I just thought his character could have been way more developed throughout the story.
While I absolutely adored this book, I don’t think that everyone will love it. There are definitely some trigger warnings and some definite emotional abuse that go on. Some readers are really going to dislike how the brothers, especially Reed, treat Ella throughout 99% of the book. Personally, I loved it, but I do want to throw that disclaimer out there.
Originally, I was going to rate this book a 5 star. I was a little disappointed in the actual heat between Ella and Reed. Throughout most of the book, Reed is portrayed as this sexy stud who has all the moves. I thought that fell flat when they actually got together. I expected some more heated sexy scenes that I never really received. I’m hoping that the second book has more of those scenes.
The ending of Paper Princess definitely leaves you needing the next book NOW. I was a little disappointed that I knew what was going to happen…..but there definitely was a shock factor going on. I thought that the ending set up the next book for a really good plot line. I need my hands on the next book TODAY.
Overall, I loved it. One of the best books I’ve read lately. Definitely one of my favorite NA books EVER. I highly recommend this series!!!...more
I was slightly skeptical to go into Tangle of Need, because I wasn't overly familiar with eiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I was slightly skeptical to go into Tangle of Need, because I wasn't overly familiar with either Riaz or Adria. Riaz definitely makes some appearances in the Psy-Changeling series. However, I wouldn't really call him a "main character." I don't think Adria makes any appearance in the series whatsoever. I know that she's mentioned during Indigo's book. I actually didn't finish that book...so maybe she did make an appearance. The point of the matter is, though, that I wasn't familiar with either of these characters. So, I wasn't really sure how I was going to respond to the book since I didn't already have that investment.
Riaz was one of the hottest characters that I have read about in a very long time. I devoured every single scene with him. That man.....whooooo boy! You just don't even know! He was definitely a hit for me!
Adria.......mehhhh. She was okay. I didn't overly love her, but I wouldn't really say that I hated her either. She did kind of bug me throughout this whole book. I guess what I'm saying is that Riaz probably could have done better.
My favorite part about this book was that Hawke and Sienna had several scenes in this book. Some were romantic, some were cute, and some just helped develop their relationship as a power couple. You remember the book that had Grace and Walker and they had several of those scenes together? That's what happened with Hawke and Sienna in this book. It was like they had a little mini book on top of the book they already had together. Since they're my favorite couple in this series, I was really excited!!!
Overall, I thought that this one was a solid read. Probably one of the better books in this series! I would definitely recommend it! ...more
This one fell flat with the kiddos.. The first mistake was the name Snappsy. It's very diffiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
This one fell flat with the kiddos.. The first mistake was the name Snappsy. It's very difficult for little kids to pronounce and they kept wanting to say Snappy. The title definitely didn't roll very well off the tongue.
I hate to say this, but this book was BORING. In fact, there's actually one part of the book where the narrator says that the book is boring. Let me tell you, that didn't encourage my kiddos to want to listen to the story. They had a very difficult time sitting still and paying attention to this. Lots of skimming had to be done to avoid tantrums.
There were a couple phrases that I found to be a little inappropriate in this book. Maybe not so much for slightly older elementary students, but I wasn't going to say them to 1-4 year olds. The narrator says "Oh, you are really cheesing me off," and "Now I just want you to buzz off." Again, not the biggest or worst phrases out there, but I DEFINITELY didn't want the kiddos going around and repeating those words. Especially when they go back home, repeat those phrases to their parents, and then somebody gets mad at me. I just didn't think it was so appropriate for a children's picture book.
I also found the narrator of the book to be very rude. We had to have a lot of conversations about how we don't act the way the narrator does because that's not very good behavior. I'm all for that message in books, but I don't really think that was the message that this book was actually trying to get across.
Overall, this one was a huge miss. My kids didn't like it all /= ...more
Definitely one of the best picture books around! My Story Time kids LOVED this book! Not onlOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Definitely one of the best picture books around! My Story Time kids LOVED this book! Not only did they love it the first time, but then they demanded that I read it right over again! They stayed just as engaged and interactive the second time around - if not more so!
I loved the rhyming words in this book! Everything blended really well together, and it was super fun! The story stayed consistent throughout the whole book and the kids were constantly able to tell me what was going on.
The illustrations in this book were amazing!!! The kids were constantly pointing out everything and asking me questions about the book. Very well illustrated!
I read this to kids ages 1-4 (almost 5) and each and every one of them stayed very engaged throughout the whole book. They added in their own ninja moves and LOVED IT! Such a cute story! ...more
I would like to know what YOU think a size 10 looks like. Do you picture fatOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Dear Ms. Aleo,
I would like to know what YOU think a size 10 looks like. Do you picture fat rolls hanging out the sides of this 600 lb woman? News flash: As a size 12, I'm small. I'm no size 2, as your main character believed was the only size that could attract a man, but I do just fine. As someone who body shames herself (as most woman do,) I didn't need your input on how I was thick and almost plus sized. No, I'm sorry. That was said for a size TEN. I don't even want to know what you think of me as a size 12. To say I was highly offended is an understatement. I don't want other females reading this book and thinking that's appropriate to say to others or to feel like utter crap. Please learn what is appropriate and what needs to stay quiet.
The characters in this book were beyond underdeveloped. The dialogue and interactions seemed like something you would witness in a movie with a D-rated cast. Nobody had their own personality, the characters fell in love within 2 seconds of laying eyes on each other, everyone was super bubbly and hyperactive, the main female SUCKED, and there was just no glue to stick the pages together. I swear to God, if somebody giggled in this book one more time, I was going to lose it.
The main female character in this book was AWFUL. I'm sorry, awful isn't even a strong enough word. She SUCKED DONKEY YOU KNOW WHAT. Obviously, I'm BEYOND offended over this female lead. She had issues all over the place. She had weight issues, personality issues, she didn't think she was good enough for any man EVER. Of course, at a size 10, she was a freaking hippo....so OF COURSE SHE WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANY MAN OR WOMAN EVER. THANKS FOR THAT. Basically, she stayed a weak little mouse with her eyes downcast because she thought she was fat and ugly and mattered nothing to the world and could never be loved. I HATED HER. I don't even care that she falls in love and BLAH BLAH BLAH. I HATED HER. I HATED the messages in this book. Seriously, I just want to claw my eyes out right now. Or hers.
Honestly, I don't even care if the other books are better than this one. I will NEVER read anything by this author again. Realistically, I understand that no harm was probably meant. I get it. Writing a story, your character has issues. I get it. That doesn't mean I respect it. As a woman, I am SO beyond offended. I'm literally sitting here SEETHING mad. You don't even know. Do not create stories or characters that body shame. Do not create weak females who matter little to the world. We get it. Females (and males) know we already have body issues (whether real or mental.) We don't need you to point it out to us. NO THANKS. ...more
Yikes…just……yikes. I’ve read some of Sophie Jordan’s YA works, but this one was the first aOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Yikes…just……yikes. I’ve read some of Sophie Jordan’s YA works, but this one was the first adult book of hers that I’ve read. I was really looking forward to it, because I’ve heard such positive reviews over it. It also had a really good premise that I was really interested in reading about. Unfortunately, this one just fell flat….
The fist 22% of All Chained Up is really awkward and a little uncomfortable. It’s basically the same scenes over and over and over and over and on and on and on and on. Briar goes to work at the prison, Knox comes into the doctor’s unit at the prison to get looked at, Briar acts like a weak little mouse, they barely have any interaction, but yet they feel a huge magnetic pull. BLAH. They didn’t really have any special moments that really tied them together. So, it was super underwhelming when Knox eventually gets released from prison and they start up this relationship like they’re super in love. They didn’t have that chemistry in prison. I just didn’t get it.
I HATED Briar. Like….HATED. She was very timid, weak, quiet, non-confrontational, blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong, I can read about submissive females in a book and love them. I wouldn’t really call Briar submissive, though, she was just plain. Like, if you had a box of fruit loops, she would be the random beige fruit loop in a bowl full of color. I just didn’t like her.
I. HATE. WHEN. BOOKS. PROMOTE. SEX. WITHOUT. CONDOMS. Ladies, please let me inform you that you need to have sex with a condom. I don’t care if it feels good. I don’t care if you “trust” the guy after knowing him for… a couple weeks? ESPECIALLY if he just came out of PRISON. When a guy says “I’m clean, do you trust me?” YOUR ANSWER IS NO. You put on the condom and you power through it. YOU GET TESTED. Not only do YOU make the GUY get tested, but YOU also get tested and show HIM your results. This is not something to be taken lightly. This is not a game. This is your life and his life and you treat it with care and respect. I’m getting really sick of books advocating sex without condoms and treating it like it’s totally normal. I’m not okay with it. Even if I really like the book, I do acknowledge when that happens, and I dock down the rating. I can’t stand it. You know, it’s perfectly A-Okay if you’re in a commited relationship and decide to make that choice as a couple. That is fine. But don’t advocate it for a couple that just starts sleeping together, whose not even in a relationship. THAT IS NOT OKAY.
Overall, this book was boring and lame. The characters and the plot were underdeveloped and not planned out very well. I thought that this book could have really gone places, it just wasn’t executed very well. Pass. ...more
I don’t read very many middle grade books. At almost 30 (yes, I just cringed a little bit oOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I don’t read very many middle grade books. At almost 30 (yes, I just cringed a little bit on the inside….and the outside!) I just don’t find that middle grade books and I are very relatable. I do, however, have a thing for poetry writing, such as Ellen Hopkins’ style. That is what essentially got me started on The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton, and I do not regret a second of it.
The Lonely Ones was a hauntingly beautiful book full of so much emotion that my heart literally felt like it was breaking in half. Sutton’s writing was so on point and so powerful….I’m honestly just surprised that I didn’t turn into a blubbering mess. This book was SO GOOD.
I absolutely loved the fact that The Lonely Ones is written in poetry/verse sentences. First of all, that made the book go by pretty quickly. Secondly, it created that much more of an impact for what was being read. I also really enjoyed how it switched to different scenes and a fairly rapid pace. That way I wasn’t stuck in one scene for too long. Instead, I was being shown to several different parts of Fain’s world. I really enjoyed that!
As an elementary school teacher, I highly recommend The Lonely Ones for every classroom, child, and household. This is a book that I can see myself implementing into my own curriculum. Not only does it help teach children about poetry (especially the fact that not all poetry rhymes,) but it also focuses on real life issues that a lot of kids are facing today. That’s just it…this book was SO REAL. That’s probably why my heart broke in several different scenes……this wasn’t an unrealistic book. The Lonely Ones focuses on the real and the now and it tears you up into little bitty pieces. I loved it.
Zack is, without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of 2016. Though it’s only the beginningOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Zack is, without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of 2016. Though it’s only the beginning of May (or mid-May once this posts) I have no doubt that Zack will still be one of my favorite reads at the end of 2016. It was so heartbreaking and beautiful, both emotionally draining and intoxicating. All I can say is…..my heart. My poor, fragile, broken into small little pieces, heart.
I fell in love with Zack’s story from page one. Hell, from the first word. I loved everything about it; the writing, the characters, the emotions, hell…I even loved it when Zack was putting the ass in class. I don’t cry very often during books, but I was an emotional WRECK throughout this whole thing. Seriously, I do not know how I survived this book.
Most of all, I LOVED Kate. Like, seriously, I wanted to kidnap Kate and lock her in my house to spend eternity with me. Kate is one of the best females leads in a book that I have ever read about. Kudos to Bennett for being able to write such a strong, funny, powerful, and understanding female lead. I have mad respect for her right now.
There were a few times that I wanted to punch Zack in his perfect face, but my emotional trauma for him outweighed any hate that I might have been feeling. Yes, there were times that Zack was the biggest asshole on the entire universe, but I felt so bad for him. I kind of wish that there would have been a more emotional scene with him. For instance, I would have liked to see Zack break down into tears maybe once. That would have made for a really emotional scene. Seriously, though, this book is jampacked with heartache.
One thing that I would have changed was the short time between Gina’s death and when Zack hooked up with Kate. Five months didn’t seem long enough to grieve. I’m sure that Zack continued to grieve after he finalized things with Kate, but I felt more time was needed. Maybe the storyline would have been more successful had it been like a year or so after Gina’s death. It’s not something that took away from the book, but it is something that I raised my eyes at quite a few times during reading it.
Another thing that slightly bothered me (and slight spoiler here,) but we didn’t get to read about the big “I love you” scene. It’s mentioned in the epilogue, but it’s not actually written into the story. Personally, I would have enjoyed reading that scene, and I felt hugely disappointed and let down that it was taken away from me.
Zack is, by far, my favorite book in the Cold Fury Hockey series. I still have two more books in this series to read, but I highly doubt I’ll love any of the books as much as this one. I read it in less than 24 hours, which is something I just never can accomplish. I’m grieving right now, because I’m really sad it’s over, but I’m highly anticipating the next two books in this series.
If my review doesn’t get my message across, then let me make it more simple. GO READ THIS ENTIRE SERIES RIGHT NOW. Seriously, just go buy the whole series STAT! ...more
Can I just start out by saying that Sawyer Bennett is my new author crush? Seriously! SometiOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Can I just start out by saying that Sawyer Bennett is my new author crush? Seriously! Sometimes, it can be so difficult to find a new author that you absolutely adore; who writes flawlessly, beautifully, and magnetically addictive. Whenever I start one of her books, I devour it, hardly lifting my eyes for a break. That’s exactly how I was when reading Ryker. I mean, for real, I skipped most of this week’s NASCAR to finish it. If you know me, you know my love of sports. That’s a big freaking deal. DUDE I WAS EVEN READING THIS DURING THE DRAFT! (Okay, not the first round of the draft. BUT MOST OF 3-7!)
I love that I’m reading this series out of order because that it so typically me. I don’t care, though. Sure, I’m missing SOME THINGS…well, not missing, but reading details out of order. BUT I DON’T CARE! I’m reading this in whatever order I darn well please! And I’m not disappointed because OMG RYKER. Holy smoking hotness. RYKER! Need I say more.
And Let’s not just discuss Ryker, because Gray was equally amazing. Sometimes, I find myself having a difficult time with the female leads in NA books, because I can’t stand them. That wasn’t the case with Gray. I LOVED HER. She was such a badass. I only wish that I can grow some lady balls like Gray.
While this book features a huge insta-love theme, I didn’t care. That says a lot, because I normally can’t stand insta-love. I thought that Ryker and Gray were the PERFECT COUPLE.
Even though I loved this book, there were a few moments that I would have changed up a bit. 1) Even though there were a TON of sexy scenes (and I’m not complaining!) I would have liked to see a bit more “fun” in those scenes. I loved that sex didn’t foster their relationship, but I wanted to see some down and dirty scenes. And there WERE some. But I wanted a little bit more. 2) I would have liked to see more of a relationship between Gray and Ryker’s girls’. We only got to see her interact with them ONE time. That wasn’t good enough for me. 3) Finally, I felt that we were missing the final showdown with Ryker’s ex-wife. After the meeting with Gray, I felt that we should have heard from her one more time. It was really disappointing and confusing that we didn’t.
Overall, I absolutely adored this book. I 100% recommend it to every single reader out there. I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I can’t wait to read every single one of Bennett’s books!...more
The second book in the Night Huntress book started out SO GOOD AND SO SURPRISING! One quirkOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
The second book in the Night Huntress book started out SO GOOD AND SO SURPRISING! One quirk about me, I have a bad habit of not reading synopsis'..... Yeah...it's not my best habit. I tend to read them IF IT'S A NEW BOOK FOR ME. But I usually don't read them in series.... I don't know why. I consider it a waste of my time and don't do it. I suck. I get it. Sue me. So, because I didn't read the synopsis, I didn't realize that this book takes place almost 5 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST BOOK! I did not see that coming!!!!!?!?
One Foot in the Grave was way better than the first book. Was it 4 or 5 star quality? I didn't think so. However, I do feel that there is potential for the following books in the series to reach 4 or 5 star quality. I'm just not quite there yet.
One thing that I felt was a little off point was how quickly Cat and Bones got back together. Shush it...that's not a spoiler. YOU KNEW THEY WERE GETTING BACK TOGETHER! I would have liked to see that drawn out a little longer. Bones should have been LIVID. Cat should have had to BEG for him back. I mean, seriously, she treated him like garbage. If someone up and left me and came back 5 YEARS LATER, I wouldn't just kiss them and be like "it's okay, baby, I forgive you. What's 5 years? It's just 5 years. I love you so much, and I'm going to love you forever and ever and ever." HELL TO THE DAMN NO. NO.NO.NO.NO.NO. I can't even say no ENOUGH!
Unfortunately for me, I liked Cat less than I did in the first book. The whole soldier/commander attitude thing that she now has going on is really weird and unattractive. I like that she stands up for herself and is super strong, but I would have liked to see a little bit more of the old Cat....or maybe just a different Cat. I definitely didn't want to see THIS Cat.
Bones was still hella on point. HELLO, BONES! Want my number? I'll totally give it to you! I LOVE HIM!
The action scenes were so much better in this book. The author didn't really do that weird thing that she does with action scenes. That makes me excited for future books.
Let me tell you, though, I LOVED IAN! Seriously, this author writes about the hottest hunks I've ever read about. FOR REAL. I'll take Ian any day of the week. I don't think that he has a book, yet, but he better be getting one soon. It's funny, because I read about Ian in Spade's book before coming over to this book. So, I originally got to see more of his fun personality than his assholish personality. And he has a piercing down under *wink wink*
Overall, I liked it a lot. I still didn't think that it quite reached 4 or 5 star potential. I think that we're still working up to that point. However, I'm VERY excited to read more of this series! ...more
Let me first be upfront and honest by admitting that I had absolutely no idea that this wasOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Let me first be upfront and honest by admitting that I had absolutely no idea that this was the second book in a series. Seriousl fail for me! It's definitely a book that CAN be read as a standalone, but I did miss a bunch of stuff that happened in the first book. Thankfully, all of that was reviewed all throughout the book so that I was never confused. But if it bugs you to read a series out of order, then do make sure to start with the first book.
Overall, I thought that The Wedding Pact was very well written and had an interesting concept. Personally, I had a really big issue with Carrigan being forced to marry a husband and being provided with a list of suitors from her father. I also had an issue with the feuding families and the gangster-ish type feel to all of the characters. Those things didn't really subtract from the writing, and therefore my rating, but it was definitely a little heavier feeling than I had originally anticipated. I do know that a large population of readers are going to absolutely adore this book, though!
HOLY. HOTNESS. That is all I have to say. The sexy time scenes in this book were OUTRAGEOUS. In a good way! In a steaming holy smokiness kind of way! They were sizzling! Katee Robert's sure knows how to write those kind of scenes [; Totally worth it!
Overall, I thought this was a solid read from a remarkable writer. It's difficult to really provide this one with a rating, though, because I didn't love the story line. On the other hand, I really liked the writing style. So, I'm just going to leave this by saying that Katee Robert's is an extraordinary writer and if you love adult contemporary/gangsterish type novels then this one is 100% for you! ...more
I also had this book in my pre-k class, and I’ve read it about fifty hundred million times.Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I also had this book in my pre-k class, and I’ve read it about fifty hundred million times. My 4-6 year olds were able to interact more with this book. While my daycare kids did enjoy it, I think some parts of it went a little bit over their heads. They definitely had some questions about why certain things happened, etc. They did enjoy it….just not as much as my pre-k students. However, they were able to tell me that the book was about a garbage truck!...more
When I was teaching pre-k with 4-6 years olds, I scheduled a whole week dedicated to Laura NOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
When I was teaching pre-k with 4-6 years olds, I scheduled a whole week dedicated to Laura Numeroff. I had everything planned out in my curriculum and the students did a whole bunch of fun things….they loved it! In my daycare, I have the following ages: 1,2,3,4. This book was a little too…..advanced for them. They didn’t seem to find the story very interesting and the pictures weren’t colorful or bold enough. I would definitely recommend this book for a slightly older age group (probably 4-6 is a good place to start.)...more
This was the first time that I read this book. The kids seemed to love it! The book is fullOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
This was the first time that I read this book. The kids seemed to love it! The book is full of a whole bunch of adjectives, and we practiced describing our words both verbally and physically. There were a couple words in this book that the kids didn’t know, such as meek and fierce, but I just counteracted that by giving my own example of the word. I tried to break the words down and act them out for the kids to understand. They loved how hands on this book was!...more
I have been DYING to read this book! So, me being me, read the series COMPLETELY out of ordOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
I have been DYING to read this book! So, me being me, read the series COMPLETELY out of order and started with book five! GO ME! It didn’t matter, though, because these books can be read out of order as standalones. The previous characters were mentioned throughout the book, but it was mostly just about Hawke and Vale.
OH. MY. LORD. This book was SMOKING HOT. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I even fanned myself down in some scenes! Holllllllly Smokes! This is a definite must read, especially for NA lovers and/or hockey/sports fans. YES, PLEASE!
I absolutely adored Hawke and Vale. There were a couple moments that each character sorta kinda got on my nerves, but it didn’t matter. LOVED THEM. They had so much chemistry together. I loved that they already had a past and had so much anger at each other 7 years later. I would have liked to see the two main characters prolong their relationship a little bit longer than they actually did. They jumped back into it a little sooner than expected. Didn’t really matter…but I thought that it would have added to the story.
Let me tell you, I NEVER cry in books. I can probably name all the books I’ve ever cried over on one hand. I just don’t have that emotion over books. While I didn’t exactly bawl over this book, I did cry. There were some super emotional scenes that just tugged at my heart strings. SO BEAUTIFUL.
I felt that the ending was a little bit rushed and cheesy. I would have liked to see it come together a little bit more than it actually did. Again, it wasn’t the biggest deal ever. Some books, especially in this genre, are just going to have some rushed, cheesy endings. I took it for what it was and still adored every moment.
I would 100% recommend this book to NA and adult lovers. I would also recommend this series as a great start for anyone who is wanting to venture into the NA genre. Sometimes really good NA books can be hard to find. This series is a great example of wonderful, hot, steamy, yummy NA writing. I NEED MORE!...more
Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan is one of the funniest books I have ever read in my life. I wOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.
Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan is one of the funniest books I have ever read in my life. I was laughing from the very first chapter clear up until the end. Some of the comments and metaphors in this book…..Oh, lord. I was DYING. I never laugh in books. EVER. I really don’t have much of a funny bone. Let me tell you, though, this book was hilarious!
One thing that I really loved about Don’t Get Caught was that, while it did have one main character, it focused on four or five characters throughout the entire book. I loved that each character had their own unique personality and each of them really owned the book and helped make it be so successful. My only complaint with the main characters was that they really didn’t come off as high school students. I’m not positive, but I think that they were supposed to be Juniors in high school. They had to have at least been sophomores because some of them had cars and were able to drive. However, they kind of came off as like 8th and 9th graders. It could just be that I haven’t been in a high school setting in quite some time. That being said, they really did come off a bit younger than they were portrayed.
Another thing that I loved about Don’t Get Caught was the mystery and suspense that filled up almost every single page of this book. If I had to describe the plot line of this book, I would probably say Pretty Little Liars meets Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor. It was very action packed. Very in your face, pulse-pounding mystery. Those are the kinds of books that I really enjoy. I do wish that maybe there would have been some more suspenseful moments. However, I thought Dinan did an excellent job planning the hesists and pranks.
Even though I did really enjoy this book, I did have a few complaints. 1) I had a very difficult time relating to some of the family situations. As a teenager, especially as an older teenager, I would have not bowed down to my parents quite as much as the characters did. I wouldn’t have allowed myself to be punished or spoken to in some of the ways that Max was. I was the teenager who would get in your face and tell you a straight up “hell no, that’s not gonna happen.” I would have gotten into screaming matches and just ignored the ground rules. Obviously, I was a horrifying teenager. Also, my parents wouldn’t have acted disappointed in me over a C, and my mom would have ALWAYS been on my side before jumping to conclusions and siding with the school. Now, I know that there are some parents who are like the parents that were described in this book. However, I found it kind of weird that all of the parents were kind of like Max’s parents. I guess Wheeler’s parents were a little more laid back, but I thought it was a little odd that so many parents were so strict and not automatically on their kids side. 2) This is my education major side coming out, but some of the things that happened (regarding punishments and the way the school staff responded) would probably have never happened. The V.P. wouldn’t have been allowed to treat the students in the way that he did. If he did, parents would have FREAKED. OUT. Also, some of the punishments would have never happened because the school wouldn’t have legally been allowed to force the students to do those things. I can just imagine my mom’s reaction if I was told I had to do those things. So, again, this is probably just the education major part of me making an appearance, but those scenes did bug me. 3) I had a very big problem with the ending of the book. I wanted something more shocking and in your face to happen. I was pretty let down with the end results and kind of just expected a little bit more of an AH-HA! moment.
The ending of Don’t Get Caught really set it up nicely for a second book. It will be kind of disappointing if a second book isn’t made, because it almost felt like a cliff hanger. I’m definitely excited to read more from Max and about what comes next.
Overall, I really enjoyed Don’t Get Caught. I thought it was a hilarious book that had me laughing my head off. I haven’t had that much enjoyment over a book in a very long time. Kudos to the author. This was a great read!...more
I started out absolutely adoring this book! It was SO GOOD and so refreshing. However, I had to DNF it because I started to hate the main female leadI started out absolutely adoring this book! It was SO GOOD and so refreshing. However, I had to DNF it because I started to hate the main female lead SO MUCH. She was too uptight, constantly whined, and was super condescending to the male lead. Also....why was she eating salads on all of their dates? I HATED that message. Good lord, he's eating a steak in front of you and you're eating a SALAD? Also......please don't use the word "suckled" in sex scenes. That's just disgusting....more
The Game Plan started off really strong and had a really good concept, but ultimately just fell flat in the poor execution of the stDNF at around 50%.
The Game Plan started off really strong and had a really good concept, but ultimately just fell flat in the poor execution of the story line. The characters were unlikable, the basic plot like was unrealistic and a little offensive, and the progression of the story was way out of wack and went by at a ridiculous fast pace.
My absolute #1 main problem with The Game Plan was the main character. She was way too aggressive and in your face for my personal taste. Not to say that I wanted her to be a submissive mouse or anything, but she was just a bit too much.
That being said, I also was not a fan of the main male lead, either. Readers who enjoy super sensitive, emotional, lover not a fighter type of male leads will probably enjoy him. Readers who enjoy more bad boy, dominant characters might have an issues. I fall in the latter group. He was just waaaaaaaay too sensitive for my personal taste.
The progression of The Game Plan moved REALLY fast. The couple basically hooks up within the first chapter of the book and then the rest of the book is basically about them wanting to try a long distance relationship and blah blah blah. Super insta-lovey and way too dramatic. I would have liked to see more of a progression in their relationship. Maybe actually have the guy have to win over the girl, rather than winning her over right away. I did not like the pacing at all.
The 24-year-old male NFL player VIRGIN aspect of this book was BEYOND unrealistic. Seriously? No. I guess it could happen............insert face here. That whole plot made the book really awkward and uncomfortable to read about it. And.....seriously. Guys are not good their first time. Don't get offended! Neither are girls! But it made the sex scenes SO UNREALISTIC. Come on, now
I am SO SICK AND TIRED of NA writers pulling off the no condom thing. Is that seriously what you want to promote to readers, especially teen readers who might be reading NA. Do you WANT them to think that it's acceptable to not wear a condom because they're on protection? That it's OKAY just to take someones word for it? That birth control works 100% of the time? MAKE YOUR DAMN CHARACTERS WEAR A FUCKING CONDOM!
Seriously....that shit pissed me off.
Overall...negative. Had real potential, though!...more
I am a huge fan of Kara Thomas. Kara also writes under the name Kara Taylor and is the authoOriginally posted on www.yareads.com, Reviewed by Nichole.
I am a huge fan of Kara Thomas. Kara also writes under the name Kara Taylor and is the author of the Prep School Confidential series, which I LOVED & hosted as our book of the month 2-3 times. She is a flawless writer with a huge talent. That being said, I was super anxious to dive into The Darkest Corners, because I’ll read anything that Kara writes. It’s just a given.
I did really like The Darkest Corners. I thought that the writing was amazing and the storyline was spooky and rivoting. However, I couldn’t finish it. This is a really weird case for me, because it’s not like I DNF’d this book. That is not the case at all. I LOVE Kara’s writing style. No…..this book scared the crap out of me. I was SO SCARED. I usually read in my bed at night for an hour or two….no. I could not read this book in the dark. It was giving me nightmares…I couldn’t do it. Instead, I tried to read the book during the day. Nope…..still scared me senseless. I would be freaking out checking every nook and cranny in my house.
Let me just tell you that I am a HUGE wimp. I didn’t really expect to get scared over a YA book, but I did. I love Kara…I love her writing style…I 100% recommend this book….but I ended up just being wayyyyyy too big of a wimp for it....more