Kelly Keaton kept me at the edge of my seat! I missed Ari and her kick butt moves!
the endddddd -- what? Kelly shat*sigh* I missed everyone in NEW 2!
Kelly Keaton kept me at the edge of my seat! I missed Ari and her kick butt moves!
the endddddd -- what? Kelly shattered me and then put me back together!
My emotions are all over the place right now that I don't even know what to say!
if you want a good YA paranormal romance, definitely pick this one up! Don't worry, you don't have to be familiar with the first couple books. though I recommend them! ;) It's been a while since I've read them, but I wasn't lost one bit, and to be honest, this felt like a BRAND NEW story featuring my favorite characters. Kelly gives enough background for you to get the gist of it all.
I hope there is more! It has a complete ending, but leaves room for another.
loved it! I recommend this book to all YA LOVERS!...more
See... this is the reason why I sometimes hate reading ARCs. Now I have to wait over a year for the next book. Though, I am super happy with the endinSee... this is the reason why I sometimes hate reading ARCs. Now I have to wait over a year for the next book. Though, I am super happy with the ending. I am so glad it ended the way that it did, and I actually hoped it would go the route that it did.
I think I love this story more than Throne of Glass. LOL!
First book for 2015, and LOVED IT! Off to start the second one now. I loved Titus! I also loved all the magic, potions, portals, magic wand stuff... aFirst book for 2015, and LOVED IT! Off to start the second one now. I loved Titus! I also loved all the magic, potions, portals, magic wand stuff... ah! such a great book! my only regret is not reading it sooner!...more
ahhh! whyyy??? I sort of saw that ending coming, though. *sigh* why??? why do I have to wait so long for book two????? This book has blown me away! Thahhh! whyyy??? I sort of saw that ending coming, though. *sigh* why??? why do I have to wait so long for book two????? This book has blown me away! This is why I hate series sometimes. I NEED MORE!...more
I cannot stress enough how much I love Gray & Dylan!!!!!!! So happy with the ending! Leaves room for another book, but can also be the end. I am hI cannot stress enough how much I love Gray & Dylan!!!!!!! So happy with the ending! Leaves room for another book, but can also be the end. I am hoping for another book,though. I cannot get enough of them! Full review to come!
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I am at a loss for words. This is the first series that I’ve read in a very long time where book one, two, and three were all a HUGE FIVE stars for me! I loved the first book in the series, FIRST COMES LOVE, and raved about it when I was done. It was actually one of the very first contemporaries I've read. I wasn’t big on contemporary reads. My favorite type of books were always supernatural/paranormal. I gave this series a shot because I loved Katie Kacvinsky’s dystopian novels, and was familiar with her writing. I am so happy I did because this series will forever be one of my favorites and on the very top of my recommendation list. FIRST COMES LOVE was also the very first New Adult I've ever read. Originally it was labeled Young Adult since at that time the New Adult genre had not lifted off the ground yet.
What I like, or should I say, ABSOLUTELY love about this series is all the emotions Gray and Dylan go through. How real it felt while reading. I got so lost in their emotions and fell so completely in love with the both of them... my poor little heart!! It definitely is one heck of a roller coaster ride. And the best part is that you can read each book as a standalone. I mean there will be a couple of questions here and there, but not enough to leave you confused and wanting more. Each book really is a brand new story with a complete ending.
FINALLY, FOREVER is the third in the series and by far my favorite! I loved the first two, no, ADORED the first two in the series, but this one just really got to me. I cried, laughed, smiled from ear to ear… I basically went through every emotion someone in love goes through while reading this book. Katie Kacvinsky has written one of the best romantic couples ever.
If you’re a new adult lover who is also a sucker for a good heart ripping story that leaves you happy in the end, DEFINITELY PICK THIS BOOK UP! You can start from the beginning with FIRST COMES LOVE, or just dive right into FINALLY, FOREVER. I love, love, love this series! I will forever be a fan of Katie Kacvinsky. I thought her dystopian series was amazing, but this just tops it all. ...more
I love this sequel! I was so scared to start it because I thought the author would rip apart my all-time f4.5 stars! Great ending! I love this couple!
I love this sequel! I was so scared to start it because I thought the author would rip apart my all-time favorite couple and break my poor little heart! I really, really enjoyed CRAVING HIM just as much as the first. Emmy and Ben have such a strong connection and I loved that Kendall Ryan did not destroy this. Usually the second book in a series the author breaks a couple up, and more than half the book they are separated, only to end up together at the end.
In CRAVING HIM, Emmy and Ben are together for almost the entire book. They face a lot of issues, but go through them together. I LOVED THIS! It was such a huge change from all the other books I've read lately. I have become such a big fan of Kendall Ryan’s books and will continue to read them. I have her on my AUTO BUY list. She writes great stories filled with believable characters, strong situations, lots of humor, and tons more. I just cannot get enough.
CRAVING HIM was a great sequel with a perfect ending. Ben grows a lot in this book and you really see the change in him. He was true to his word. Despite his past and all the loose screws in his head, he knew he wanted Emmy and was willing to change his life and give up all the fame and fortune if he had to just to keep her. I am literally blushing writing this review. Love me some Ben!
My only complaint was the wedge that finally does come between them (NOT FOR LONG). I didn’t really think that was a good enough reason to really get upset. And it sucks that I can’t really go into details because it would be a spoiler. So, back to why I love this book so much. ;)
I just do! It’s steamy, entertaining, romantic, and very emotional. You definitely have to read WORKING IT – book one in the series in order to really follow book two. Don’t worry… it’s worth it!
Omg! If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would! This has to be the BEST in the series! I am seriously going to have a book hangover for weekOmg! If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would! This has to be the BEST in the series! I am seriously going to have a book hangover for weeks!!! Wahhhhhhhhh
Not a bad story, but the romance was instant and just not there for me. I also have a lot of questions and hate that I have to waFull review to come.
Not a bad story, but the romance was instant and just not there for me. I also have a lot of questions and hate that I have to wait until the next book to get answers.
I wish I knew where to begin with this review. The Taking was a very weird read.
I love that Kimberly Derting touched a new genre and started a new series, but I have to be completely honest and say that this book just ran way too slow for me. I literally spent more than half the book wanting to skip to the end so that I can find out what happened, and move on. It's not that it was a horrible read, I just feel it took way too long to pick up and start giving me answers. Just when I was about to skip to end and call it quits, the story took off and became a page turner. Everything happens at the very last six or seven chapters.
I also thought it was predictable. I knew immediately how things were going to play out, and sure enough they did. Still, it was pretty interesting once everything came to light. I do think the second book (at least I hope there is a second book) is going to be way better and run at a much faster pace. The ending left me wanting more. I recommend this read, just keep in mind it does take a bit to pick up....more
Okay, I don't even know why I am wasting my time writing this review because we all know how I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. I mean with all thOkay, I don't even know why I am wasting my time writing this review because we all know how I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. I mean with all that she writes, and how quickly she releases books I have to wonder if everything she puts out on bookshelves are worth picking up. There has to be at least one book that I will dislike, right? Well, that has not happened yet. Don't get me wrong, I am not sitting around waiting for a bad book by her. I love that so far she has impressed me with just about every book she releases, and hope it stays this way.
When I got my hands on Bitter Sweet Love I was a little hesitant to read it. As much as her idea of gargoyle's sounds unique and different, I just could not picture humans who shift into gargoyle form. There aren't many books out there about gargoyles so I didn't really have much to go on. This was definitely a different kind of read for me, and very unique.
Bitter Sweet Love is a great start to The Dark Elements series. You get just enough background on everyone and everything, a romance, and meet Layla and Zayne -- your two main characters in White Hot Kiss. For such a short novella it also has plenty of suspense and action. It's a great story and if this any clue to what is to come in White Hot Kiss, I am sold. ...more
I needed this! Nice change from everything I've been reading lately. And also a first for me. I don't normally dive into mystery suspense romance. GlaI needed this! Nice change from everything I've been reading lately. And also a first for me. I don't normally dive into mystery suspense romance. Glad I gave it a shot. Now buying the first couple of books in the series. :) Full review to come! ...more
I absolutely love dystopians -- especially the ones like ACID. Where the story is a page turner, non-stop action packed, and focused mainly on the worI absolutely love dystopians -- especially the ones like ACID. Where the story is a page turner, non-stop action packed, and focused mainly on the world building. ACID delivers all that and more! This book was not even on my radar until I came across it on Around The World ARC Tours. I signed up to read it mostly because of the cover. The girl on the cover gave me the impression that the book was not only filled with action, but that the main character was a kick-ass character with no fear. And I was right.
ACID is also filled with lots of suspense, secrets and betrayal. Jenna thought she had it bad in prison. That everything inside was a lot worse than the outside. But when she breaks out of prison she slowly realizes that EVERYTHING is a lie, and just about every person she comes across has some kind of secret they aren't telling her. I loved that more than half the book I kept playing the guessing game. Living on the outside is no better than being locked up.
Jenna still tries to build a new life and leave her past behind. Then she meets a boy who tries to mug her and again, she finds her world torn upside down.
I love everything about Jenna. She was brave, fearless, and very forward. What I did not like, though, was that towards the ending I felt her character changed a bit. She wasn't the same and I think it's because of the slight romance thrown in. A romance blossoms eventually throughout the story, but not until the very near end. I think this sort of threw her character off track and I would have been okay without it.
Aside from that, I enjoyed this story a lot and think Emma Pass did an excellent job bringing the world and characters to life. Every detail matters in this book. There are a couple of twist that leave you with your mouth open. This is a great read!
It has sort of a Victorian feel to it. A lot of people have mentioned that it reminds them of Titanic, only on a spacesThese Broken Stars was awesome!
It has sort of a Victorian feel to it. A lot of people have mentioned that it reminds them of Titanic, only on a spaceship in the sky somewhere; that is the perfect description. Though, there is so much more to this story than that.
While I was reading These Broken Stars my first thought was Star Trek meets Survivor. Throw in a romance that will melt your heart and boom! Flawless. I can promise you that from the very first chapter you will be hooked and not want to put it down. You will also fall in love with both Lilac, and Tarver. There is lots of build-up between them both. Their romance is not an insta-love. It also does not take over every page. Loved this!
I have to admit that I was reading it mostly for the romance. I heard so many great things about it I just had to find out for myself. Two characters who come from two different worlds and fall in love? Come on -- we’re suckers for these kinds of romance. I know I am! I loved the chemistry between Lilac and Tarver. They were both strong heroines. I think Amie and Meagan are a great writing team. They matched everything up perfectly and their writing style just flowed together. I honestly did not know it was written by two different authors until I was halfway done with the book. How I missed that? I have no idea.
These Broken Stars is unpredictable, and the slight twist the authors throw in makes it stand out from all sci/fi novels I've read. It also has a pinch of paranormal that was actually pretty creepy, but a nice curveball. I didn't quite understand the how and who of the whole thing, but it was super interesting.
These Broken Stars is the first in a trilogy. I am so looking forward to the next two books. A Good Choice for Reading! :)...more
Every time I think about this story, and replay it in my head again and again I get butterflies. The writing was great, the story reads at a good paceEvery time I think about this story, and replay it in my head again and again I get butterflies. The writing was great, the story reads at a good pace, and the characters are very likable.
When I first read the blurb my immediate thought was bad boy covered in tattoos, but happens to be a virgin? Could be interesting. I had no idea what I was jumping into.
This story is the total opposite of what I was expecting and this was a good thing because I didn't jump into it with high hopes. No particular reason why? I just read too many New Adult novels. Every now and then you find some that you devour and are left wanting more. I thought it would read like any other New Adult out today where boy and girl meet, have a huge attraction to each other, have crazy sex, and decide they love each other... the end.
Again, this book turned out to be the total opposite. Boy and girl do meet, have huge attraction, but become friends before anything else. Bennett and Avery build a friendship and really get to know one another. There is a huge ball of chemistry between the two, but I loved that the author took her time bringing these two together. You learn so much about both of them and fall in love with them individually, and as a couple.
The reason I think I enjoyed All of You so much is mostly because the roles were reversed. Avery and her friends were like college dudes. All they wanted were hook ups and fun. No strings attached. Bennett was the female holding out and hoping the right person came along. This was a bit refreshing. Even though Bennett has never had actual intercourse with a female before, he has done other sexual things. Some readers had an issue with this, but honestly, if he was too clean cut and too sensitive I probably would have hated him.
There are tons of sweet moments in this story, and times where Bennett just makes you swoon. This is one romance I would like to read over and over again.
With the New Adult novels I've been reading there are very few that stand out from all the rest. I have a short list of books I feel are unique and different, and All of You has made that list. I truly enjoyed it and would love more on Avery and Bennett, but at the same time I was super happy with the ending, and wouldn't want that ruined.
Where have I been? I had no idea Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series was up to book #12. I forgot how much I love Susan Mallery's writing, and the charWhere have I been? I had no idea Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series was up to book #12. I forgot how much I love Susan Mallery's writing, and the characters she creates. Also, a big bonus, I do not have to read the books in order for me to understand, or keep up with the Fool's Gold world and its characters. I jumped right into Three Little Words and did not feel lost or confused one bit.
Isabel and Ford have to be one of my favorite characters in a contemporary romance ever. The story kicks off with Isabel, a fourteen year old girl in love with her sister's ex-fiancé. Ford is off in the military and after having his heart broken by Isabel's older sister… he refuses to reply to any of Isabel's letters. Not caring one bit, she continues to write him throughout the years.
When Ford finally returns to Fool's Gold, it was almost as if him and Isabel known each other for a long time. Their first meeting was hilarious, and I loved how quickly they became friends and later on a couple. It was written perfectly and developed at a great pace. It was so much fun reading about these two and watching them fall in love. I haven't laughed this hard while reading a book in so long!
Isabel and Ford have one of those relationships where they are both straightforward with one another, and neither one was embarrassed to share what's on their mind. I almost didn't want them to become an official couple because I knew the book would be coming to an end soon. I couldn't get enough of the two.
There is also a subplot where a romance develops between Ford’s brother, Kent, and their friend Consuelo. Their story is interesting because Consuelo is a kick-butt character who isn't afraid to get down and dirty. She fights her own battles and seems like she is a very confident girl. But when it comes to men, she was completely clueless. She is gorgeous, but has no clue just how gorgeous.
Three Little Words has brought out the love I have for Susan Mallery’s books all over again. This book made me laugh and gave me butterflies. I blushed and craved more when the story was over. I have a lot of catching up to do with this series and cannot wait! ...more