Dreamland is a heartfelt story that will captivate its reader. This is a review from the perspective of a thirteen year old girl, and it was my firstDreamland is a heartfelt story that will captivate its reader. This is a review from the perspective of a thirteen year old girl, and it was my first experience with a story of such a complex relationship. Caitlin is a naive girl that finds herself in the throws of a complicated romance, but her innocence leaves her unawares of the dangers and reality of her situation. It was interesting to see the connection Dessen makes with Rogerson and his father. My Mom explains this as needing to break the cycle, and how families tend to follow trends because it is what they know. I saw a lot of emphasis put on the absence of Caitlin's sister, and I see how this young girl was trying to overcome her loss. The addition of Rogerson was more than a just love, but rather a replacement for the love lost when her sister abandoned her. It was a lesson for myself watching the budding romance, and the giddy anticipation that I can relate to. Although, as the story progressed I was scared of the direction that this romance took, and it was eye opener to the dangers that can exists around every corner from people you would never expect. This was an addictive story for myself, and I was overcome with the need to see Caitlin conquer her situation. While I could see the fall I was also aware that this was not an acceptable relationship, and she needed to find a way out. While Dreamland was an entertaining read it proved a bit educational as I have not had much interaction with such circumstances. ...more
No, No, NNNnnnnooooo!!!!! This is unacceptable, and I refuse to acknowledge that as the ending. Stacey you have just sentenced me to a short term vakaNo, No, NNNnnnnooooo!!!!! This is unacceptable, and I refuse to acknowledge that as the ending. Stacey you have just sentenced me to a short term vakay in the "nut house" while I am impatiently waiting for the next book. They experience with Book 1 solidly confirmed this series place on the favs list, but if it hadn't think sequel would have sealed the deal. I can not get over how Zoey and Ryker were such an unlikely pair, but they have somehow come to respect one another. Then further splendor as I watched this mutual respect grow to love. Their romance is one that will leave you as the reader tingly and giddy like an adolescent school girl. I loved every heart stopping moment that he touches or shares with Zoey what she truly means to him. It is such a rare occasion that I could feel it deep down to my toes. Unfortunately, that is accompanied by dangers around every corner. It genuinely feels as though these two will have to accomplish the impossible to survive. This adventure in the magical world of fae is not like any others I have seen. I have grown a soft spot for the towering viking and the annoyingly adorable sprite. After the completion of this second book they have more enemies than I can count, and the desperation is at an all time high. I love an action packed story that will never allow you a moment to get tired. The Barrier Between swept me up with the first page, and dropped me off with THE END. There are signs that lead us to great stories, but the combination of this powerful story line accompanied by their mighty love story this far surpasses great and turns the corner to spectacular. That is enough lets be totally honest there is absolutely no way for my mere words can offer this story the kind of justice that it sincerely deserves, so do me a solid right here, right now JUST GO READ IT!!! You won't be sorry. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~...more
Dear Penny, you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Please keep this up and we will have a beautiful friendship. Sincerely, Miranda
*I donDear Penny, you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Please keep this up and we will have a beautiful friendship. Sincerely, Miranda
*I don’t know if I can’t contain myself not to give a few things away (nothing big) but just be warned…this might have teeny, tiny spoilers*
Loved, Loved, LOVED Duane Winston and Jessica James to the umpteenth power. Jessica’s fascination with Beau, and in one moment her inability to tell the difference between Duane and Beau, sends her into a love spiral with Duane (the more surly twin.) While Jessica wants what she wants, basically Duane, Duane wants to court Jessica, knowing that she deserves the best. They are both amazing individuals who, when together, become the greatest, most amazing couple ever. Oh, yes, and they are super adorable together. You know, the icing on the cake kind of adorable.
Truth or Beard has such a wonderful, romantic story flowing through its pages but the romance is not all this book brings to the table. Duane finds that he has a slight problem with the town’s bikers. The have some information that could incriminate one of his brothers. And Jessica longs to travel the world, but is not financially equip to do so. However, with their shared loved for each other (and knowing that their relationship has an expiration date), they fall anyway. But drop is not a smooth hill down to loveville…it has many bumps.
This book is a fantastic story that has very witty moments, a beautiful love story, and some dangerous action. I hadn’t even finished the book and I found myself looking forward to the other stories revolving around the Winston brothers, especially Cletus (he is my favorite so far.)
The one thing that I will say (and give major props to) about Reid’s characters is that so far there has never been a miscommunication moment. You know those books where the guy will say something and the girl will misinterpret it, or they will shut down and not say how they feel to spare the other (or themselves?) I have yet to find that in Reid’s writing. It is a huge breath of fresh air for me. I love that both Duane and Jessica flat out told each other what they were thinking. There was no hiding, no sugarcoating, just pure truth.
Crazy, amazing book. Cramazing. You should definitely read it and read Reid’s other books as well.~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC...more
If you have been following my reviews on in this series, you will know that the first two books rocked and received our 5 out of 5 (might I add lovelyIf you have been following my reviews on in this series, you will know that the first two books rocked and received our 5 out of 5 (might I add lovely) books icon as a rating. So how did the third book fair?
The Forgotten Mountain is basically pure brilliance. I have no idea how Lyons dreams up these amazing characters and worlds. I would have never thought to take most of the classic books and spin their characters and plots around to build an entirely new and wondrous series.
As always, this book, like the following two, is filled with every kind of situation that kept me on my toes and actually fist-pumping to myself while others were around. I will also admit that once I received the ARC, I gave a few fist-pumps just because I was so excited.
The last that we know of, Finn and Victor are hurt and in another time line while Alice is back at the society and searching not only for Finn (and Victor) but some serious answers. In this book, we the readers get some of those questions answered. We learn how all of these villains are interconnected with each other and we find out just how far Alice and Finn are willing to go for each other.
Instead of going on and on about how much I loved this book and how much I love the series (because I think I made it very apparent in the first three paragraphs of this review,) I am just going to end my review soon and let you be the judge. I have no doubt that you will feel the same way that I do: mad love for this series and Heather Lyons.
*Just a side note: the book covers are so beautiful and it is amazing how they capture that specific book’s plot.* ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
I signed up for the blog tour based on the synopsis, which sounded amazing, and I was very excited to see it pop up on my reading app. I dug in and beI signed up for the blog tour based on the synopsis, which sounded amazing, and I was very excited to see it pop up on my reading app. I dug in and became slightly concerned if I was going to like this book. For the first few chapters, I felt that Kate was just a one-dimensional character. She didn’t strike me as anything besides being kind-hearted. And it further stood out in my mind when Ian came along. He was filled with quick wit, mystery, and sexiness. Ian’s character had so many dimensions that it started making up for the lack of Kate’s. But slowly Kate’s character came out of her shell and started showing what a well-rounded character she was (and how I hoped she would have been in the first half of the book.)
Ian and Kate’s love was adorable – considering the hilarious but slightly creepy way they met. Their banter was perfect. Where one had a weakness, the other had strength. And once paired together, it was quite perfect to read how their growing love bloomed. Just at that pinnacle peak of their relationship, danger strikes and a once strong love starts to crumble. I knew this part was necessary but it still didn’t make it hurt any less. I felt the pain right along with the characters and longed for the good old days in the beginning of their relationship.
The biggest thing for me, that really made me enjoy this book, was the way that Ian expressed his love for Kate. Even though this book is told through Kate’s POV, how the author wrote Ian’s actions and expressions nailed his growing love. You walked away knowing that he would do anything for Kate, no matter what price. I think it would be interesting to have a book (or small novella) of the book told through Ian’s POV.
I will say that the transitions between scenes were a little hard for me. I don’t know if it was because I received an ARC, which may have a lot to do with it, but things would skip without any warning. I am hoping that this is the case and that the file version of the book will be formatted appropriately so it won’t leave the readers utterly confused at moments.~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
I loved the little snippets that we got from the last book “Full Throttle” that involved Dan and Penni and that started to show the slow build of theiI loved the little snippets that we got from the last book “Full Throttle” that involved Dan and Penni and that started to show the slow build of their, (well, the best that we could call it at that moment would be) relationship. Just starting to get to know each other, Dan and Penni ran into some rough times, and some lusty times, but ultimately parted without saying much to each other. This book picks up a few months after they last saw each other. Dan hasn’t stopped thinking about her and Penni holds a secret.
In true Black Knight fashion, this book was pack with action and sexy times. Dan and Penni are perfect for each other and they are slowly starting to realize just how perfect they are together. However, there are a few things that are getting in the way. First, Dan is gone when Penni stops by the BKI facility, which leads the gang to send Penni down south, and right in the middle of a dangerous mission that Dan is in the midst of working. Seeing Penni again brings every emotion right back into the forefront but there are a few things that Penni doesn’t know about Dan. Mainly, that he is a widower, making it hard for him to grow close to any woman since he held his murdered wife in his arms outside of the BKI facility.
JAW did set up two upcoming characters, (well, at least I hope they are) Chelsea and Dagan. *And, I hope Ozzie and the reporter – but that is just a wish.* Their story followed the snippets that Dan and Penni’s did in the last book. There are small, intimate moments that you get to see between these two but mostly they just like to bicker and banter at each other. I can’t wait for their story.
BKI is a wonderful series and JAW does a fantastic job brining each character to life and keeping the drama and action at a level that is comparable to the romance. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
I have tried to devour every Nazarea Andrews book that I can get my hands on (a mission that I am close to accomplishing) and there is one reason why:I have tried to devour every Nazarea Andrews book that I can get my hands on (a mission that I am close to accomplishing) and there is one reason why: BECAUSE SHE IS A BRILLIANT WRITER!
As just a side note, before I get into the book, I don’t think that I have ever seen just a versatile author such as Andrews. She can write an amazing zombie series, a haunting dystopian series, and follow it up with a brilliant, heartbreaking love story. She is hands down, one of the bests in my eyes.
On to the book…if I had to describe it in one word, that word would be a sounds. Just a sound because I cannot express to you my feelings of how beautiful, touching, heart wrenching, devastating, and amazing this book was. One of the things that stood out to be was that all of the Before scenes were told from Rike’s point of view. It allows the reader to know how much he loves Peyton and all that he is willing to do for her. All of the After scenes are told from Peyton’s point of view and it shows just how confusing and torturing it is to be in her position at the moment. A great idea to switch the characters out like such and let the reader get to know whom they are falling in love with.
From one reader to another, I found this book to be an emotional rollercoaster (and I love me some rollercoasters.) You get the best of one world (the Before) and the worst of the other (the After.) I found that I really wasn’t emotionally prepared for Andrews brought to the table but I ate it up. It was AHH-MAZING!
And while this story revolves mostly around Jokes (Rike) and Fish (Peyton), there is another couple that I was thoroughly interesting throughout the book. Linds and Scott were a great secondary couple that help bring Jokes and Fish to life.
If you didn’t catch it in my review above, I really loved this book. ☺ It is an absolute must read. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
After reading some drab books lately, this book was a breath of fresh air.
Vanity and Stacks strike up a deal that after two of their friend’s weddingAfter reading some drab books lately, this book was a breath of fresh air.
Vanity and Stacks strike up a deal that after two of their friend’s wedding, they will get together but no strings attached. All is going well and both are learning to appreciate each other’s company while living in this deal world until Stack’s family starts making an appearance. Before any of the fun happens, Stacks gets call in for a family emergency and tows Vanity with him. There, Vanity becomes acquainted with his family and all (and I mean all) of their drama. All of this drama doesn’t deter her from continuing to want to be with Stacks but it sure does make it hard.
As the reader, you know that Stacks and Vanity are meant to be with each other. When they are together, everything moves fluidly and birds chirp. However, when Stack’s brother-in-law and ex-girlfriend (if she is to be called that) include themselves into the mix, trouble follows, things get twisted around, and Vanity and Stack’s growing relationship starts to suffer.
I was surprised that there wasn’t any fighting in this book. Yes, Stacks went to the gym but there were no matches – just pumping iron. I was also kind of surprised about a few things that Vanity did that seemed not to be the smartest decision (because it eventually kicked her in the bum later) but also the harsh reaction that Stacks had to these decisions.
All in all, it was a great book in a great series. I am excited to see where else this series goes – especially Armie’s story. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
Sometimes it is hard breaking out of your comfort shell and reading new authors. Especially when you have a back log of books from authors love and caSometimes it is hard breaking out of your comfort shell and reading new authors. Especially when you have a back log of books from authors love and can’t wait to crack open. I find myself asking, “Will I like their book? Will I like their writing?” It always seems like a gamble sometimes…but this gamble totally paid off.
The last two books that I read before Written on my Heart were so not what I was wanting. I couldn’t even write a review for them so I found myself elated when I opened this book and started reading.
Ashlyn is kinda hard-core. She grew up in a bad family situation and found herself homeless the moment she stood up for herself. Her character is basically the poster child for the saying, “The struggle is real.” And to make life even more complicated, enter Lane. Now, Lane, on the other hand, is just pure sexiness. He is protective of his family and somehow the intriguing Ashlyn has wiggled her way into his protectiveness circle. Both know that they should stay away from each other but neither can and all kinds of disasters run amuck. But even with hidden secrets and drama-filled families, this is a really sweet story about learning how to trust and how to love. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
’m just going to come on out and say it, “I think this is Harper Sloan’s best book yet.” I have read her Corps Security books and have yet to read the’m just going to come on out and say it, “I think this is Harper Sloan’s best book yet.” I have read her Corps Security books and have yet to read the first book in this series Unexpected Fate, but I still (as of now) say that this is her best book.
To me, this book had a hint of Kristen Ashley in it. And since you all know what big (HUGE) KA fans that we are, you know I loved every bit of the book.
I found myself very emotionally invested into the two and a half main characters: Liam, Megan, and Megan’s pint size daughter Molly. I actually cried throughout the book when I got to certain scenes. I literally had to put down my phone while I was at lunch so none of my co-workers would walk in and wonder why I was getting all misty-eyed.
While Bleeding Love had its ups and downs in the emotion department, it also showed the great strength and perseverance that each character had. Megan had a pretty bad childhood and her best friend Jack saved her from all of it and to make matters worse, she lost Jack. Liam sees something in Megan that she doesn’t even know that she has; strength but she has lost her will to be alive. His goal is to get her to realize how strong she truly is, how precious life is, and how to open up and love again. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
There are many reasons why I love to kick back with a book and just read. Books always open a whole new world for me; whether it be a mystical land, aThere are many reasons why I love to kick back with a book and just read. Books always open a whole new world for me; whether it be a mystical land, a comical read, or just a pure, honest love that strikes you down to the core and warms every part of your heart. The latter is exactly what Victoria and Jen give you in this series.
Nothing could prepare me for the ride that I was about to embark on when I started the Untamed series. Like always, I knew that it was going to be a great book but I didn’t know level of greatness until the end. There was never a moment that I wasn’t fully enthralled and there was never a moment where I wasn’t fully in love with Dare and Ree. From their disastrous beginnings to their wonderful end, I was with them emotionally the entire way. I found myself clapping at scenes and crying at others.
The last part put me through the wringer to say the least. My heart had stopped at the end of the fourth book and wasn’t revived until later in Rebel Roused. It was almost as if I couldn’t live if Ree and Dare were apart. A little dramatic? Yes, I know – but kinda true.
I don’t think that I could praise this series or Victoria and Jen enough, nor do them justice for being amazing authors. I hope they know how wonderful they are together and how amazing they are for bringing Dare and Ree to life in my life.
I am excited to see what more these two produce…even if my heart can’t take it. ☺ ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
Ohhhh, Penny Reid, you better watch out because you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I mean, really, you don’t have to watch out. It’sOhhhh, Penny Reid, you better watch out because you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I mean, really, you don’t have to watch out. It’s not a bad thing – it is actually a good thing. It just means that I am going to read all of your books and that you have to continue writing books…for me and others.
There are many kinds of books that I love. I love books that have a hate/love relationship between the two characters, which we kind of see here. I love books that have smart characters with witty comebacks, which we see here. And I love sensible drama, which we get loads of here. Bonus points if one of the character nerds out and loves Doctor Who, Firefly, LOTR, etc., which we get here. So basically, this book has it all. It has two amazing characters that you instantly fall in love with and a beautiful story that holds your attention until the very end.
Parker and Martin have definitely become one of my favorite book couples. Starting out as just lab partners, things escalate quickly in a week during spring break. Reid really takes that week of writing and lays out her characters perfectly so you truly get to know them and you are hooked. Even through the ups and downs of spring break, you just know in your heart that they are meant to be together…and then the week comes to an end…and so does your heart.
There was a moment during this book that I had texted Jackie, “OMG, Penny Reid is killing my soul…but in a good way.” Parker and Martin’s story basically can rip a reader apart and slowly stitch that reader back together again with a little pain but a whole lot of love.
I don’t think that I can express how wonderful this book was. It’s funny, it’s intellectual, it’s thought provoking, and Reid produced a five gold star book in my opinion. The only problem I have now is which book of Reid’s am I going to start next. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
don’t think that there will ever be a Penny Reid book that I will not fall in love with. Each time I finish one I always think, “This was the best. T don’t think that there will ever be a Penny Reid book that I will not fall in love with. Each time I finish one I always think, “This was the best. The cutest characters, the best love, the best everything,” and this book was just that.
This book is a continuation of Neanderthal Seeks Human and our two wonderful characters Janie and Quinn are about to embark on a lifetime with each other, as soon as Quinn pops the question. But first there are certain hurdles that they must overcome; the question needs to be asked, the family needs to be informed, the wedding needs to be planned, and pasts need to be unveiled and forgiving and while conquering these hurdles, hilarity ensues.
There were many things that I just adored about this book. Again, the characters Janie and Quinn were amazing. The supporting characters couldn’t get any better and the laughs were unstoppable. I did feel as if Janie became a little more human in this book. Instead of constantly spitting out tidbits of knowledge nervously, she tried to hold her tongue (granted, I loved her tidbits of knowledge so I never minded the verbal outbursts.) I also loved how Reid whipped up their love so perfectly. Janie made Quinn want to be a better person and Quinn opened Janie’s mind to be a little more human-ish.
I also loved that this book was written in dual POV. Not only did you get to see inside of Janie’s crazy mind but also Quinn’s and you get to read the love that Quinn has for Janie that may not be verbally exposed. Example:
“His expression softened and his eyes turned dreamy and adoring as they moved over my features. Then he leaned forward and whispered, ‘Whatever you want, Kitten. Whatever you want is yours.’” Seriously? How am I ever supposed to find a guy that is ever like Quinn?
I am extremely excited about reading the rest of the series; especially Nico and Elizabeth.
I think, no, I know, that Penny Reid is one of my new (not really new) favorite authors. She does such a spectacular job creating such interesting chaI think, no, I know, that Penny Reid is one of my new (not really new) favorite authors. She does such a spectacular job creating such interesting character and plot lines. Reid can take the ordinary plot line and turn it into something extravagant that does bore me; in fact, it enthralls me completely.
Janie was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT as the main heroine. Her random, nerdy, verbal vomit of information made me so happy on the inside. Mainly because I can see myself doing such in a situation that involves a hot guy. But what I really like about Janie (and all the other heroines that I have read from Reid) is that she is very levelheaded. Emotions are present but they do not take over any decision-making when hard times come around. It is never drama filled pages about miscommunication or jumping to conclusions, her characters always listen, access, and then act.
But Janie wasn’t the only absolutely perfect character in this book; Quinn was pretty amazing himself (as well as the other characters.) I adored his ability to just let Janie work things out herself (which was necessary because sometimes she didn’t see the obvious) and his trait of finding Janie’s random fact spouting cute and interesting.
And I just found out that there is a follow up to this book so guess what I am doing? I am going to save this review and go read it right now. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
I think I really like the plot line of this book. Two people, Chance and Aubrey, meet at a rest stop and get off on the wrong foot over a broken bobblI think I really like the plot line of this book. Two people, Chance and Aubrey, meet at a rest stop and get off on the wrong foot over a broken bobble-head doll. And, then get off on a even more wrong foot when Chance’s motorcycle dies and Aubrey’s car gets a flat tire; leading them to team up for a road trip to California and constantly bickering at each other. Eight days stuck in a car really lets you get to know someone but not all secrets were revealed.
Cocky Bastard’s first half of the book was written through Aubrey’s point of view. You get to know her, what she thinks, what she has been through, and what she is running away from. And during this first half Aubrey and Chance do the cutest of things throughout this road trip: adopt a weird pet, camp out with said weird pet, and go to Vegas (you guessed it, with weird pet!) Aubrey’s story leads up to a very crucial point and then the story flips to Chance’s point of view and then it gets a little deeper than before.
Without giving any spoilers, the second half is Chance groveling at Aubrey’s feet. Granted, he needed to spend some time asking for forgiveness, but I felt as if the entire second half was just that and to me, it was too long of a process.
Along with the second half being strung out, there were times that the story didn’t seem to flow well. There were scenes where minute things were written in detailed form and other scenes, that I would have loved to have had explained more, were glossed over or skipped.
So I am left with the feeling of this book was good but it could have been a lot better. The carefree Chance that was wonderful to read in the first half didn’t transfer over to the second half. It could be because of that one thing (that you will find out when you read this book) but every once and while he would have it, then he would lose it. And I honestly do not know if I was Chance, and traveling out to CA for the reason that he was, that I would be so carefree. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
After taking a few moments after finishing this book to collect my thoughts and dry my tears (yes, tears) I feel like I can fully express all the emotAfter taking a few moments after finishing this book to collect my thoughts and dry my tears (yes, tears) I feel like I can fully express all the emotions that I went through with this beautiful story.
Katie and Devin’s story starts out wonderfully. Young love is so beautiful and they have it, but not for long. Immediately, Grayson and Urruela fast-forward you 10 years from their young love into their “just existing” lives. Katie experiences a loss and out of nowhere, contacts Devin through a pen-pal program. It surprises not only Devin to hear from Katie but Katie herself. Then starts the amazing story behind these two.
I’ll try to be discreet and not give anything away but I so want to talk to someone about all of this so I am just going to stick with talking about how I felt while reading Katie and Devin’s story. Dang, this book kinda took a toll on me. My emotions were all over the place; I mean, I cried for Pete’s sake! I was invested in these characters from the first sentence to the very last and basically walked away feeling like I lived in Katie and Devin’s shoes. I felt their loss, I felt their despair, and I felt their love. Separated, these two characters just walked through life, not really living but together they created such an astonishing love that all of the dark past was erased and (as cheesy as it sounds) the sun shined brighter. They gave each other the will to live, to survive and then another wrench gets tossed.
And this is where the tears came. But don’t let this scare you from reading this book. Everything that you will experience will be absolutely worth it; I promise.
This is the first book that I have read from these two authors and I would love to read more and hope that they collaborate together again…soon! ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
Fatal Beauty What a mind F. No, for real - an absolute mind F. In some ways, I can’t even process what I just read. Andrews has such a wonderful styleFatal Beauty What a mind F. No, for real - an absolute mind F. In some ways, I can’t even process what I just read. Andrews has such a wonderful style of writing – from zombie series, dystopian worlds, to murdering socialites, she can cover it all and make it so uniquely her and brilliant that I am always amazed at her skill by the time I finish the book. Most writers have the skill to write one genre or so, Andrews can do it all and this is why she is one of my favorite authors. I have no idea what I am getting into half the time when I pick up one of her books but I know that I will absolutely love the writing, the characters, the plot, and basically all the words that she types. Nazarea Andrews, I would officially like to be your best friend.
I had no idea what “Fatal Beauty” was about but since it was Andrews book, I signed up for an ARC. While “The World Without End” and “After the Fall” both had a dark side to the stories, I will have to say that this book is Andrews darkest so far. She introduces you to two beautiful socialites and weaves their tale of woe. I found myself siding with these girls, wanting them to finally be free of everything, and just waiting for that moment in the book where they finally get their happiness. It seemed like their entire lives were just so messed up that they at least deserved to extract themselves from what was around them and be free for once.
But – wow – freedom came at a price that both girls were willing to pay and that is where this story turned darker than I expected. Now, I am not saying that I didn’t like it – because I did. I was pleasantly surprised on how much it teetered the line. There were many things that I was not expecting to happen that did, and it left me shocked. It is the kind of book that makes me think Andrews spent many sleepless nights plotting out all the twists and turns to it so that it smoothly flowed when all was revealed.
So while this is a different kind of book than I am used to Andrews writing (and totally wasn’t prepared to experience,) it still is amazingly wonderful in and of itself. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
This book was graciously given to us by none other than Ms. Alexander herself and I am so glad that she took a chance on us and let us have a copy. ThThis book was graciously given to us by none other than Ms. Alexander herself and I am so glad that she took a chance on us and let us have a copy. This book was just beautiful all the way around. It starts off with Ella on the sidewalk singing when Lou is stopped by her voice and from there starts the tornado of feelings. Ella and Lou meet, they grow to know each other, feelings start to bloom, and then life butts its head in the way.
What impressed me about this book were all the characters. Not only did I fall in love with Ella and Lou but also Ally and the family that Ella works for when she moved to Amsterdam. Heck, even the community was adorable. They all wormed their way into my heart (especially Lou…man, he is the best woo-er!)
Lou and Ella are so perfect for each other - as a couple and as a two-person band. You know just know from the start that they are made for each other but with Lou’s career and Ella still trying to find herself, it makes it hard for them to be together. This Love was all about watching how these characters grow into themselves and with each other. It was beautiful to see all of this to take place within these pages.
This was my first book by Alexander and I am excited to read what else she has in store. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
Inception took my on a little jaunt down memory lane. The similarities to the beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series were very nostalgic.Inception took my on a little jaunt down memory lane. The similarities to the beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series were very nostalgic. Jemma has just learned that life is not quite what she believed. The late death of her Father at the hands of something that is not supposed to exist will do that to a girl. After a short little stay in the "nut house" she is off to move in with her rich Uncle. This is her chance, and she knows were the boundary lines exist so she will never let anyone discover her past. Only everyone is keeping secrets, and she is about to enter a dangerous war she didn't even know existed. With each opportunity for answers Jemma soon learns every one is harboring ulterior motives, and the deceptions and betrayals begin to pile up. The conclusion leaves us with a major cliff hanger where the lines are blurred. This was a breath of fresh air the genre, and an excellent debut novel for this adventure.