I want to start by saying this cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it, and it fits the story perfectly. I honestly wanted to read thI want to start by saying this cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it, and it fits the story perfectly. I honestly wanted to read this one mostly because of the cover. LOL! It definitely grabbed my attention.
While I love Richelle Mead, and love how well she can weave a story, this one was just okay to me. It wasn’t a bad story at all, and the characters were well written, but I felt like I’ve read it before. It reminded me a lot of THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing, and THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass. Though there are hundreds of differences, in the end I didn’t feel like there was really anything that STOOD OUT. It is entertaining enough to read till the very end, but also predictable. I sort of imagined the ending before it all went down. Somethings were just too good to be true.
I did like the relationship between Cedric and Adelaide. From the moment they meet you could feel the chemistry between them. I loved that their relationship moved forward with every chapter, and never took any steps backwards.
In the end, I did enjoy it and would recommend it to my fellow reader friends. Especially fans of The Jewel and The Selection. It’s a fast read, and would be great for a road trip or beach read....more
I don't even know where to begin. I have never read a book by K.A. Linde before. Though, I have been curious since her books get recommended a lot. ThI don't even know where to begin. I have never read a book by K.A. Linde before. Though, I have been curious since her books get recommended a lot. The Affiliate caught my eye because lately high fantasy is all I've been reading. I have a huge obsession with it, especially young adult high fantasy. Also, the cover completely sealed the deal for me. I actually started off with a sampler of the book and once the sampler came to its end I immediately logged in and bought the book so that I could finish it. I was so into it and I only read the first 20 pages or so. This book did not disappoint. I could not put it down. I loved everything about it. The romance is by far my TOP FAVORITE thing about this book. It was there, but it wasn't. I thought at first there was going to be a love triangle, but Linde did not throw that into the mix in this book. Now as for the sequel, who knows, but I hope not!
I still don't know how I feel about Kael, the King's brother. I don't know if he is bad or good, and I think that was the author’s goal. Which, let me tell, she succeeded in doing one hundred percent. I hated him, then I started to like him, then hate him, and ended with liking him again. The King has my heart, though. FOREVER! LOL!
Argh! The feels!! This book definitely took me by surprise. I never heard of it, nor have I seen it in the blogosphere, but it caught my attention. I bought it yesterday and finished it today. Now I am tempted to try Linde's other books, but I am not a big contemporary romance fan. I have a handful of authors that write contemporary that I read.
Anyway, if you are reading this review it's because the cover, blurb, or something about this book got your attention, and I am here telling you that YOU MUST BUY IT AND READ IT! SO WORTH IT! ...more
I don't think I can rate this one just yet. I am not sure how I feel about it....
The story starts right where the first one ended, kept moving at a faI don't think I can rate this one just yet. I am not sure how I feel about it....
The story starts right where the first one ended, kept moving at a fast pace, but somewhere along the ride it became predictable, had the whole xmen feel to it (think xmen: first class -- which I loved BTW), and the romance just wasn't there for me. It needed a little extra sprinkle. The ending I saw coming about ten chapters away. I think I have to sleep on this one and gather my thoughts. I am a little disappointed to be honest.
Yesssssssss!!!! I got a little worried for a minute there, but in the end this book was everything I was hoping for and more!!!!!! The romance betweenYesssssssss!!!! I got a little worried for a minute there, but in the end this book was everything I was hoping for and more!!!!!! The romance between the Prince & Raisa.... *sigh* my poor heart....
Awesome story! Full review to come!!!
----------------- FULL REVIEW 12/31/2015
Sword and Verse takes readers on an unforgettable adventure. Not only is this book amazing from the first word to the very last, it is also unpredictable, and has the PERFECT romance.
When I first saw the cover to this book I immediately knew I had to get my hands on it. Then I read the blurb and I was sold! I knew it would be one of those books that would keep me up all night reading, and would leave me with that craving for more. I honestly did not expect to be so into the story, and completely captivated with the characters like I was. It was all I thought about. Every single time I had to put the book down, I would get upset. I could not wait to dive back into Raisa’s story. It is THAT good.
One of the biggest things I love most about this story is the way the author wrote it. The story starts with Raisa as a young girl, and ends with her as a grown smart woman. I did not get lost once with the timeline. The author did an excellent job piecing it all together. For some reason this was a huge plus for me. The way the characters grow, the romance between Raisa & the Prince, the suspense whenever Raisa and the rebels were together, it was just flawless!
I will say that a little more than half of the story is romance. Of course, me being a romance junkie, this just made me fall in love with the book ten times more! I can’t describe the emotions I felt. Prince Mati & Raisa’s feelings for one another bled off the pages and I absorbed every bit of it! At one point, the author had me worried. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to them as a couple, and was about ready to scream, but in the end I was happy with the outcome. Every detail, event, emotion, all happened at the right time, and all flowed together like putting the pieces to a puzzle together.
SWORD AND VERSE is a GOOD CHOICE FOR READING! It’s a story that you will devour and never forget. At least it was for me. Kathy MacMillan is officially on my MUST-READ list. If her other books are written anything like this one, it will be a sure read!...more
SUGARBABY was an okay read for me. I did like the main MC, and her friends, and even felt a strong connection with her at time. Her friends2.5 Stars!
SUGARBABY was an okay read for me. I did like the main MC, and her friends, and even felt a strong connection with her at time. Her friends were funny and I enjoyed their friendship with Jadyn. They had a great bond.
Aside from that, I had too many issues with this story. My first issue is the whole way Jadyn and Noah meet. She sends him a text by mistake, which was meant for her friend Diana. Noah writes back, and the both immediately have this “connection”. After exchanging a couple of text, he ends up at her job a couple of days later. Jadyn doesn’t really know who they are and treats them like any other customer. Of course she pieces it together and is just as curious as Noah is. I, honestly, would have been freaked out that this boy felt the need to find me, but that is just me. I also understand why he did it. Noah is bored and in hiding so, why not? He has nothing else to do, right? I think my biggest issue is that the text conversation were just so dead. There really wasn’t anything THAT exciting between the texting.
Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away. Once all this happens and things take off a bit, I actually started liking their relationship. I kept reading and was hoping for a HEA between the two. But somewhere along the way the story sort of changed. Noah decides to deal with his issues and drags Jadyn along. I feel like his entire personality changed and I no longer cared for him. In fact, I sort of got bored. Jadyn becomes like this caretaker and is always trying to help him, and in the process keeps getting hurt. To some, this makes for a perfect story. And I get it, there has to be some kind of drama. But this just wasn’t for me.
I hate writing reviews like this, and normally I don’t write a review or rate a book that I did not read until the end, but I read 90% of it and felt that I should share my thoughts. Obviously the author did something right if I was that frustrated while reading, right? LOL!
I wasn’t aware that this was a part of a series. Even though I wasn’t a fan of SUGARBABY, I did buy the first in the series, HONEYTRAP – which features different characters.
If you love NEW ADULT CONTEMP. I say give SUGARBABY a try. It wasn’t a story for me, but I am pretty sure tons of NA fans will chew this baby up. :)...more
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!
Let me start by saying that Mayhem took me by surprise. I started reading it with the intention of just reading a couple of pages to get a3.5 stars!!
Let me start by saying that Mayhem took me by surprise. I started reading it with the intention of just reading a couple of pages to get a feel for the author’s writing, the characters, and then come back to it another time, but instead I ended up finishing it the same day. It’s a fast read. I also want to add that I am completely burned out on New Adult Contemporary, so being able to finish this story says a lot. I can’t even begin to tell you how many books I’ve started that are Contemporary New Adult and I quit mid book. Not that they are horrible, but it all just starts to read the same. I do have some issues with MAYHEM, but I will get to that in a bit.
The story kicks off with girl is out with her best friend, best friend gives her a make-over, tells her to live a little, etc. You get the gist, right? I immediately thought, here we go… goodie goodie falls for bad boy rocker. Bad boy rocker has some kind of past he can’t deal with and pushes her away, blah, blah, blah. But nope! It was a lot more than that, and a lot better than I was expecting.
Rowan’s night goes from okay to horrible in just minutes. I was a bit iffy on if I would like Rowan or not. Her reaction to what she just witnessed was not a normal one. At least not in my world. I wouldn’t have just sat back and eaten it the way she did. It really bugged me the way she handled things in the beginning. To me it just wasn’t real. However, this leads her to Adam. Adam is everything you would expect of a bad boy rocker. Drinks, sleeps around, parties, and just lives his life on the edge. However, Jamie Shaw didn't not go overboard on his personality. He wasn't disrespectful or abusive to woman in any way. I think I would have thrown my kindle if he was. He sort of had a clean attitude about things. He had his fun, but kept everything cool and wasn't too crazy.
Adam and Peach meet at this club, and immediately there is a connection. Peach (Rowan) turns to Adam for a quick, but sort of clean hook-up. She just wanted to forget what happened, and knew Adam would do the job. What she didn't expect was that Adam would forever be hooked on her after that night.
Stepping back into her normal life, Rowan did not expect to see him ever again. When she does, it's in her french class. Adam has no idea that Rowan is Peach, and actually ignores her for like a quarter of the book. It isn't until Rowan puts herself in a situation where she is forced on the road with Adam and to tutor him in French, and help him pass his classes.
This is where the story really got interesting for me. I loved EVERYTHING about Rowan and Adam while on the road. I laughed so much! I loved that Rowan was a goodie, goodie, but she sure as hell had a mouth on her. The girl defended herself, and even though there was some back forth between her and Adam, when made up her mind about something, she stuck with it.
My issues with the story are that till the very end, the characters felt a little younger than what they were supposed to be. At times I felt like I was reading a young adult. I know that new adult isn't too far from the whole young adult years, but there were times that they felt a lot younger than eighteen.
Another issue I had was that I don't think there really was any closure to Rowan's huge dilemma. The beginning of the book she gets slapped in the face with the truth, and yet, she ignores it for almost the entire book. Doesn't really face the issue. I honestly don't know what was the point of adding all the extra stuff, when she treated it like it was over and done with. Maybe it's just me, and I missed something, but I don't get the point of it all except that she met Adam.
Aside from that, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next!
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