I received a copy of Executive Sweet for an honest review.
Kay Samson is beautiful and smart a curse if there ever was one in her opinion. Kay is always looked at as an object but as soon as she opens her mouth men go running the other direction. Dan is looking for the killer college who can make him lots of money for the company by charming men into selling their souls. In between cheating rotten business men out of their money Dan and Kay find themselves entangled in each other while still balancing on the tight rope of nobody finding out what they’re doing to get all this money from these sexist business men.
I wanted to like this book but I had so many problems with it. 1. Kay did not seem like a real person to me. Her character and roles she played were so unrealistic to me it was hard to relate or even like her. I get people can be beautiful and smart and while that might intimidate some people did she ever consider she has bad taste in men. I have never met as many men that Kay has that are complete douches and yet every male Kay came across unless they were gay were douches and easily manipulated by a sexy woman. Dumb. Also I was incredibly sick of her “I’m so beautiful and intelligent” remarks ever few lines in the book I could honestly not find it in my heart to like or sympathize with her. 2. Dan was honestly not my favorite either although the better of the two he was just…bleh to me. He seemed like every other man in Kay’s man hating world except he wanted a smart woman. Eh he was nothing special. The story line was original I just wish it was executed better but it just wasn’t there for me and that was a real let down on this books part.
I have to give this story a 1.5 bat rating because while the story line was original everything else fell short for me. I really wish this story had turned out better but it just wasn’t there for me.
I want to thank the author Sage Ardman for sending me a copy of her book. While I didn’t love it I am happy and thankful you gave me the opportunity to read your book. (less)
One of the best books in the series. I loved how in the chapters in would have more than one characters point of view. Loved the addition if Allegra....moreOne of the best books in the series. I loved how in the chapters in would have more than one characters point of view. Loved the addition if Allegra. One of the best books I've read all year.(less)
Originally posted: Reese's Reviews I received a copy of this book for an honest review! Holy toast and bread! This book is honestly one of the most mind...moreOriginally posted: Reese's Reviews I received a copy of this book for an honest review! Holy toast and bread! This book is honestly one of the most mind blowing and complex books I have ever ever read. Liesel Hill has taken writing and world building to a whole new level. Before I start my review I would like to say thank you to Liesel for following my blog and asking me to be apart of her blog tour.
Maggie Harper's is in Las Vegas with her brother having a drink when suddenly she sees a flash of images and then almost 12 hours later Maggie and her brother find themselves wake them up in a hotel room with no memory of how she got there.
Exactly a year later she finally thinks his life is back to normal although feeling as if something crucial is missing from her life when she's attacked by a man with a strange tattoo who seems to recognize her. Next thing she knows the man she had seen right before she was taken in Las Vegas shows up at her door and saves her. Now she's running for he life up the mountain with this strange man into, the future.
Maggie then finds out she's been in this strange world before. She knew these people and became a crucial part of this rebel team who is fighting against the collectives. Struggling with relearning all this information and fighting to remember everything she has forgotten, including Marcus the man who she feels safe around. She learns that she has powers and she is the tool to bring down the collectives once and for all. When more and more pieces come together she begins to find out that her situation and memory loss are far more complicated than anything she or the others could have imagined.
Maggie's world is complex and amazing. There are people with amazing powers and the world while both amazing is also deadly and unsafe. The world is so intricate and vast it's amazing. A lot of the terminology had to do brain's and science and it was all over the place with awesomeness. Since I'm a psych major I found the way Liesel described and made her world so amazing and wonderful. To think if brains could do what she said was so amazing.
Overall, this book was awesome. It was a tad slow for me to start with taking in the new world and trying to understand and put to use the terminology. However, once Maggie's story was in full swing I could not put this book down for a moment. I hope you all pick up a copy ASAP, because this book is amazing and i am so dying right now for the second book because that ending was just, WOW! (less)
I received a copy of Loving Your Lies for an honest review.
Jona Montiniere has had a hard life living in the orphanage of London after her mother left her there five years ago. After one too many run ins with the law the court has demanded she move in with her aunt and uncle in France with her mother and caretaker. It’s the absolutely last thing Jona wants to do though. She agrees though having no other choice than to move to another country until she turns 18 in a couple months. In the mean time she’s supposed to help out with her families’ vineyard. After being closed off for so long Jona doesn’t expect to become close with anyone, especially not her mothers’ caretaker Julian. As time goes by though the two become closer despite the obstacles and despite the secrets Julian is hiding Jona is falling more and more in love with him. Another problem looms though because Jona’s mother is dying quickly and the only thing she wants more than anything is forgiveness from her only daughter but time is running out and Jona will have to find it within herself to let people in.
This is going to be a short review because I can’t give too much away so I will say that while I felt this book had a lot of fluff so many aspects of this book made me feel suck a deep emotional connection with both the characters and the story as a whole it definitely made this book worth reading. In the end I really wanted to call my mom all tell her I love her. Loving Your lies pulled at my heart strings and I loved every minute of it. I loved the ending and there is the perfect amount of reality with the supernatural that it really made this book enjoyable. Piper Shelly definitely did an amazing job with this story and I hope to read more from her in the future.(less)
Well Jennifer has done it again. Cursed is AMAZING!! I could not put this down and while I was supposed to be writing two or so papers for class I dec...moreWell Jennifer has done it again. Cursed is AMAZING!! I could not put this down and while I was supposed to be writing two or so papers for class I decided to read Cursed instead. So absolutely worth it. As always Jennifer has weaved another fantastic story that will leave you guessing until the last page.
Embers life through most of the book sucks eggs. She can't touch any living thing including people, animals, and plants. Having to go to school she is constantly made fun of and has one friend. She has to take care of the house, the shopping, and taking care of her sister since her mother has 'checked out.' You'd think after people come and help her out her life may get just a tad bit better but no such luck. She's even more alone than she was at her school for the most part, and danger is around every corner. Her new 'family' fear and despise her. Honestly although she was sort of a whiny character I couldn't help feel for her. Going from having a happy family, and being a popular cheerleader and having that taken away in a single moment I don't think many people could have handled it. Ember takes care of her little sister Olivia who is adorable although annoying at times with the temper tantrums. Olivia made me super happy I have no siblings, just saying.
Overall, Ember did grow as a character throughout the story, in baby steps. I think a majority of those changes had to do with Hayden. Hayden is a complete hottie and I swear most of my favorite scenes were the ones where he had his shirt off and Ember was describing and ogling him. Hayden although has his own horrible and tragic past much like Ember, he is still a pretty positive person. I was happy that Ember and Hayden didn't hit it off right away, although he did turn out to be too sexy to resist.
Throughout the book there is scary stuff happening to poor poor Ember. Really I am not kidding her life sucks monkey butt. Ember expects it may be one of her new house mates, but it may be someone else. Not telling who, but I will say the while there are clues throughout the book who it is, the villain will not be announced until the end!
Cursed does not have the usual humor that is usually in Jennifer's books. However, this book does contain a major hottie, awesome powers, and the looming evil society. If you have yet to read Cursed I honestly don't know what you are waiting for. Get a move on and go read this books. Of coarse I may be bias, I think if Jennifer wrote a book about sock puppets I would read and love it. I was sad to find that there will be no sequel, but I was happy with how this book ended so I can live with Cursed being a stand alone.
Favorite Quote: ""Fourth pair since school stater. Mom's going to kill me." We started towards the back doors. "It's not your fault." "Try telling her that. She acts like every pair of glasses is a child lost." He held the door open, letting me slide past him. "Alert the police! Another one gone missing!" he cried, clutching his chest. "Someone put my glasses on the back of a milk carton, STAT." An image of Mr. Potato Head's glasses and nose popped in my head, causing my to giggle."(less)
Wow!! I completely fell in love with Breathless and the Firelight series all over again. I really hope this isn't the last mini story I ever see from...moreWow!! I completely fell in love with Breathless and the Firelight series all over again. I really hope this isn't the last mini story I ever see from this awesome trilogy but even if it is, so amazing.
Az who we were introduced to in the Firelight Trilogy as Jacinda's best friend is now the main character in this amazing short story. Az and her family are on a family vacation to prepare Az for her year length tour she will be experiencing the following year. While her family is wary about Az's adventure in the human world they show her reluctant trust that she will be alright.
One day at Az's favorite part of the lake she goes for a long swim, allowing her draki skin to come out and play. She loves the feel of the water and watching the fish. While enjoying the moment she feels something in the water and realizes she isn't alone anymore, there are humans in there with her. Staying low in the water she prepares to stay under until the group leaves. Watching them as they swim she hones in on Tate, a boy with great swimming abilities and an amazing drop dead gorgeous body. When a girl hits her head and begins to drown it's up to Az to save the day, and come face to face with a boy who will make her feel out of control and completely wanted. Will Az choose fear and stay with what she has always known or will she choose to fight for what she wants? Love.
I seriously loved this short story. I loved how it was broken up to show what happened after that summer and gave me a glimpse of what the future would bring. Az is very different than Jacinda but they are still great friends from what you can tell from Az's thoughts. Az is shy and fearful of the human world around her. She has never felt special, that is until she meets Tate. While struggling with her emotions around this one of a kind swimming hottie she knows that she has feelings for him. Tate is super sexy and has that vulnerability to him that makes him even more appealing.
All in all, if you are a huge fan of the Firelight Trilogy you NEED NEED NEED to read this short story. It really brought me closer to Az as a character and made me love her all the more. Breathless definitely made me want to reread the entire Firelight trilogy all over again. I really am hoping there are more stories, but like I said if not I still loved this amazing novella from Sophie Jordan. She has such a way of creating worlds and making draki's sound so amazing and completely wonderful. (less)
Initial Reaction: After reading this review I was really skeptical as to whether I was going to like this book or not. The story line seemed like it was going just another fairy tale redo.
The Plot: When Stormy Terrabonne went to visit her dying mother the last thing she expected was to sitting outside and talking to a cardinal that leads her into the woods, only to turn into a man named Michael and bring her to a magical land, a land where people age slowly and were people have powers, and a land that’s dying.
When the Queen of the Trobodytes asks for Stormy’s help she makes her a deal. If Stormy goes back home and gives her mother a soup, along with Stormy taking it, it will give Stormy’s mother a new chance at life, with no memory of her past one. The soup also gives Stormy renewed youth and turns her into a Trobodyte.
Returning to the palace Stormy begins training and finds she has the power of weapons. Stormy continues on many trials to save the sacred trees that keep these people alive. When Stormy begins to see through the lies and deceit that have been covering the land and palace for more than fifty years Stormy knows it’s up to her to save everyone, including her now youthful mother who is now tied to one of the only trees left.
Overall reaction: I thought that the story was definitely interesting and was a quick read. The story did move a bit quick with no real lead up to events or much emotional insight to many of the big things such as Stormy and Michael’s relationship. The story was well written with lots of detail and character interactions, and dialogue. Stormy’s story was full of action, fairy tale stories, and evil creatures. The story is full of magic, deceit, and love.
Recommend: Anyone who is looking for a quick read, and has a love for fairy tales, and happy endings. (less)
Lily Sanderson has finally found the person she wants to be with forever, Quince the boy next door. Their relationship couldn...moreRead original review here
Lily Sanderson has finally found the person she wants to be with forever, Quince the boy next door. Their relationship couldn’t be any more perfect now that Lily has decided to give up the thrown and decided to live on land. The only problem Lily has is forging a new life for herself with the (SAT) looming over her and she doesn’t feel the least bit prepared with her grades. On a seemingly normal day Lily’s school experiences an earthquake and then Lily’s annoying cousin Doe shows up at her door claiming she has next to no mer powers and must learn to get over her hatred of humans or she will never return to Thalassinia. Attending school with Doe seems like a nightmare that continues to get worse and worse, starting with Doe and Lily’s old crush Brody hitting it off and Brody getting a kiss from Doe. Now Lily must take Brody back to get the separation but gets an unexpected visit from an old friend Tellin who purposes that they bond before she stops being princess and helps him save his castle and the oceans. While Lily molls over the idea Tellin tells Quince that Lily was going to give up the crown for him and leaves Lily. Now Lily must face the (SAT), and figuring out her future all on her own and when the time comes to make her decision on her birthday Lily isn’t sure who will be standing with her.
Oh my goodness I seriously love Tera Lynn Childs writing! I was such a skeptic about this series but after I started I seriously couldn’t put this book down for a second. I loved how much Lily grew in Forgive My Fins and it shows in Fins Are Forever I think. While she’s still flawed I believe that’s another part of her that makes her so relatable. Lily deals with a lot in this book such as her relationship with Quince that while most of the book is perfect takes a turn for the worst, college, scholarships, and you know the pains of the future as well as family duties. While Lily may be a mer princess with an awesomsauce destiny her problems are extremely relatable. I have to say that all of Lily’s problems as well as her as a character are really what make the Fins Series or trilogy so amazing.
The one main problem I had with this story besides some of the predictability about Brody and Doe was that Quince was barely in this book. Even when Quince was angry or kissing Lily he was not really in this story and while I get that their romance wasn’t the main part of this story I felt he should have been more in Fins Are Forever considering he was the reason Lily was giving up her position for him. While it’s not a major problem in the story I felt Quince should have been in there.
All in all, I loved the second installment of Fins Are Forever and I know I will be reading the third book as soon as I am able. I can’t wait! I really enjoy Tera Lynn Childs writing and know she will be an author I will be reading more from. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves the YA (Young Adult) Genre and I hope everyone can check this amazing series out soon!(less)
When I first saw that there was going to be sequel to Scandalous I was so excited. Scandalous is one of my all time favorite book and the fact that H.M. Ward was going to be writing a second one sent me into fan-girl spastic mode.I wasn't sure what to expect, but I knew H.M. Ward wouldn't disappoint.
I read Scandalous in the same amount of time I read this one, in one sitting. Book two takes place almost right where book one takes place. Abby and Jack are on their honeymoon and it's the last day. Jack makes everything special by taking her to a fancy restaurant and then...well I mean it's the honeymoon so you know.
Anyway Abby and Jack are both stressing over a lot while trying to hide what they're feeling from each other. Abby is feeling a tremendous loss of herself. She doesn't know where she belongs anywhere or what she's supposed to do with her life now that she has Jack but is no longer a minister. To make matters worse she can tell Jack is hiding things from her.
Making it back home to New York Jack and Abby are as to just how bad things are. A hate group is targeting on Jack. The usual protestors are bad enough but now they're focusing on Jack as a person, telling him he corrupted Abby into marrying him and moving away from the church. The blows keep on coming and now Jack is taking it to heart and the ever present thought of what he always feared was true, that he would make Abby fall.
Seeing no way to escape the public scrutiny Abby takes them head on by telling the press them she came onto Jack and had sex with him before she was married. From that point things seem to get worse and worse. Now the hatred is focused on Abby and while she tries to shrug it off but some of the blows sting. When things keep blowing up, Abby and Jack's lives are thrown into complete chaos that nobody is sure they'll survive this upcoming scandal.
Ah...what can I say about the second book in the Scandalous series? Well for starters HOLY FREAKING CRAP I AM SO SO SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!!! MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S SO AWESOME *GUSHES* THIS BOOK IS COMPLETELY STUPENDOUS, WONDERFUL, AND SO AWESOME!!!!
I can honestly say I love this book just as much as the first book. Abby and Jack even with the emotional separation at times are even closer in this book than in the first one. There's a lot more teasing in this one and I loved how I got a closer look into Jack's inner thoughts since some of the chapters were in his point of view (POV). I also loved the insight into Jack and Abby's past. Abby's life has never been easy and a lot of confessions come out about her life with Jack and just how strongly both of them felt towards each other even before they realized how they truly felt.
I also loved that Gus and Kate are in this book even more now (hint hint). I loved how they butted heads at times and Kate is still one of the funniest characters ever.
Oh and the sex!!! Ah can't forget the sex!!! So freaking hot and sexy and bam! Loved every minute of reading about how they both couldn't resist each other and how even after and during the crisis they still have deep moments of hot steamy passion.
Jack still works on his art and even though I can imagine what the artwork might look like in my head...I so wish these pieces could be posted somewhere.
H.M.Ward created another amazing story and I loved every page. I always love how there's the perfect amount of description and personality in each page that makes every part of the story seemed realistic!
Now about the ending, let me just tell you it is a phenomenal ending! I reread it like twenty times squeeling with excitement!! One of the best endings I've ever read and I know fans will love it just as much as I did!! Plus as always there's action packed towards the ending as well as an epiphany! Not telling who has it but it's such a perfect ending for the characters that anything less wouldn't have been the same.
All in all I feel like I have no rating for this book. My rating for Scandalous was like 100/100. I feel like that is the same rating I should give this book. I honestly can't love this book anymore than I do now and it's just made me love H.M. Ward's books all the more as well as the first book all over again!
Favorite Quote: Only one of them... My entire mouth is blue. Jack looks like he was attacked by a blueberry. By the time we straightened up, Kate is standing in the doorway with hr hands on her hips. Gus is behind her, smirking. "You know you're doing it wrong? I assumed that at least one of you knew how to have sex." Kate tells Gus over her shoulder, "You might want to get him a book or something."(less)
Persephone isn't your normal average teenage girl. Sure she goes to school, and is often times made fun of my many of the students for numerous things...morePersephone isn't your normal average teenage girl. Sure she goes to school, and is often times made fun of my many of the students for numerous things. She likes music, and she works everyday at her mothers flower shop. But she hears whispers in the wind and constantly feels as if someone is watching her. Her suspicions are confirmed when a strange man attacks her and tells her he was sent by someone to find her and is attacked. That's when her mom tell her that Persephone is a goddess, and so is she. Thinking she's crazy she takes off to talk to her best friend Melissa who come t find out has known all along and is her priestess. Going to the park to thing about things she's attacked by Boreas, the god of winter and then quickly saved by Hades, ruler of the underworld. Hades thinking quickly kisses her and turns her into his queen.
Waking up in the Underworld Persephone is pleasantly surprised by her surroundings. She meets new friends, one happening to be her half sister Helen of Troy and Cassandra who is so full of energy and helps Persephone adapt to the world around her. Soon Persephone is meeting everyone in the underworld and becoming extremely popular with the souls that inhabit it. She's also starts to learn about her powers and everything surrounding the God's.
However, while everything seems to be going perfect Boreas is still searching for her, and will stop at nothing to find her. Even being Hades bride isn't stopping him from using all his power to try and find her. What's worse is that while Hades is often times harsh, and crude he has a different side to him, a side that lures Persephone to him. Everything seems to be going normal, until Boreas uses the one thing he knows will bring Persephone out in the open, he kidnaps Melissa, and if she doesn't come to him he will kill her. Fighting to figure out what to do she decides to take a risk, but does she have enough power to survive a God that had lived for so long?
Persephone is an amazingly awesome character. She's not too whiny, and while she grows up a lot in this novel, I still like that she's often unsure of things as well as herself. I also loved how she strives to become a stronger better person throughout the whole novel. She didn't sit around waiting to have everyone fix things for her. All in all she was an amazing narrator and protagonist. Hades is one drop dead sexy God. Even though he seemed to be an ars sometimes, his ability to care about the good of everyone made him even more loveable. During some of the scenes while I thought his reputation may have just been rumor, he she's his dark side enough to assure he is as bad ars as rumors and stories led me to believe.
Overall, I loved this book. I fell in love with the story line, and the characters right away. Kaitlin Bevis did a really great job describing everything while making the story interesting and not lag with large sums of detail, just how I like it. Persephone (the book) also had a lot of humor in it so that was especially delightful. I could not put this book down once I started it and I loved that while some parts were predictable not all of it was! Plus that ending! Complete awesomesauce, and I can not wait to read the second one.
Favorite Quote: This quote highlights a lot of Persephone and Hades relationship through much of the book. ""Uh, what did you do today?" He looked surprised by the question. "It's barely been an hour since I last saw you." "It's called small talk," I snapped. "You should try it sometime." He sighed. "Fine. "I spoke with Hestia about your history lessons, arranged for you to begin self- defense lessons with Charon-" "What?" Charon piped up from his end of the table. "When did that happen?" "Just now," Hades said around a bite of chicken. "I'm multitasking.
Plot: Lyssa used to have a normal life. She had a family, friends, and a home. That was taken away from her the night she...moreSee original post on my blog!
Plot: Lyssa used to have a normal life. She had a family, friends, and a home. That was taken away from her the night she was bitten by a wolf and turned into a werewolf.
Now she’s living in a pack and her instinct is a daily struggle since her alpha constantly exploits her instinct to make her obey him. Lyssa loathes her alpha but her wolf can’t stop herself from giving into him when her instinct hits.
After another night with her alpha she tries to escape the confines of her pack for a little while only to discover that she’s not alone after all. She meets a wolf in her pack named Hawthorn whose instinct has him isolated and at the bottom of the packs food chain, just like Lyssa.
POV: Lyssa sadly is the only perspective we get in this book, most likely due to the fact the book is so short.
Characters: Lyssa: she’s the main character in this story and while she’s a strong character when her human is in charge her wolf makes her weak since she has to give into it. She hates her instinct and the things it has her doing. The constant back and forth between her wolf instinct and her human side definitely added to an amazing dynamic.
Hawthorne: He’s not in the story too much but I can tell he’s going to be a prominent character in the upcoming stories. From what the story has told so far though Hawthorne definitely has some issues to work out but is really sweet.
Cyan: he’s a real piece of work. It seems like no one in the pack respects him and he seems to exploit peoples weaknesses to get what he wants. Overall? Ars hat.
Overall: I really wish there was more of this story. I feel that because the story is so short it doesn’t give all the detail and dialect a good story should have. I feel like the writing was super great and so were the characters. I wish there was dual point of views from Lyssa and another character since you know how I like dual perspectives. I think the story was really compelling and I can’t wait to read the next installments.(less)
I received a copy of Beautiful Broken for an honest review.
Scout Grimes has been running from her dark past with drugs and alcohol. When her brother and Dane his best friend sent her to rehab Scout had no choice but to clean up her act or risk Dane taking himself out of her life forever. Dane has many problems including his attraction to his best friends little sister Scout. When both come together they realize just how much they belong together, and despite their pasts and the obstacles ahead they’re willing to risk everything to be together.
Sadly I didn’t enjoy this story as much as I did the first book in this series First Love for a couple of big reasons.
1. Scout: I honestly didn’t like her all that much. She complained to much and while I get what happened to her was horrible she’s still incredibly rude a lot of the time to everyone even when they’re nice to her. I just could not relate to her at all which sucked because many characters in different books who go through the same ordeal were more relatable to me but not Scout. 2. Dane and his always using sex as a way to cope with his emotions. I wasn’t a huge fan because honestly all that says to me is that he’s a man wh*re which took me liking him a lot down as well. 3. Atticus was such a bad person in this book which made me sad. I mean everyone expects him to drop everything for his druggy sister was annoying. I didn’t like how judgmental he was to Scout. Even though I wasn’t her biggest fan Scout didn’t deserve the harsh attitude that Atticus gave her most of the time.
The overall story of two kids who grow up together and become more than friends was definitely great. While I wasn’t a hug e fan of the characters in this one I really enjoyed the writing and the story line. Nazarea Andrews has an amazing talent and even with her “eh” characters her way of story-telling was so perfect to me.(less)