The definition of Superlative is:of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing allMy review is also posted on my blog, Bittersweet Enchantment.
The definition of Superlative is:of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme.
This series is rightfully named in more ways the one. Author Jennifer Echols has once again written another book I that was not only extremely awesome but one I won't soon forget. Most Likely to Succeed is the third installment in this fun and flirty series. The story takes place within their senior year of high school with all the same characters we have grown to love from book one and two. This book focuses on vice-president of Student Council, Kaye Gordan and the school mascot, ladies man, and cute goofball, Sawyer De Luca.
Kaye is use to order and being the good girl she is brought up to be. Good grades, academics, and a boyfriend of three years....these's are what makes sense. Having a strict and overbearing Mother who always wants Kaye to be perfect is not easy, and is about to get a lot harder. Kaye and her boyfriend Aiden are not getting along and have been growing apart. Aiden has become mean, possessive, and distance. He's decided he wants a "break" from Kaye. Luckily Kaye was happy for the break because she has had a secret crush on Sawyer. Little does Kaye know Sawyer feels the same way. The problem is because they are both so different their relationship is strained. There are things Sawyer is not telling Kaye about his past as well as the issue of her Mother forbidding Kaye to date Sawyer. It's all one big mess, one that will either make or break this newfound romance. Are Kaye and Sawyer ready to fight for love or claim defeat? Read the book to find out!
There was just so much going on in this book, so much. I was cheering for Kaye and Sawyer. I totally ship them. Seeing how hard they fought to be with each other and dealing with their emotions is what really made this book stand out. There was so much conflict between both of them that they had to overcome and still find away to be honest with each other in order to make things work. Both characters grew up a lot during the process of the story. Kaye, seeing her life as her own and not living to please her Mother. Sawyer finally opening his heart to Kaye and allowing her to get close no matter what his past was or where his future lies.
I've said before in past reviews for Jennifer Echols books that she really knows how to make her readers fall in love with the characters and give them a romantic story that's unforgettable. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for us next! ...more
Perfect Couple is the story of a boy and a girl who never thought twice about each other. Who barely haveReview also found @ myBittersweet Enchantment
Perfect Couple is the story of a boy and a girl who never thought twice about each other. Who barely have even spoken or much less hang out together. Until one day someone elects them for the yearbooks Superlatives, as the "Perfect Couple That Never Was". Now everything's about to change...
Has a passion for art and photography Parents are separated, lives with her Mom at a B&B they own Dating a boy name Kennedy, who is a total jerk Kind of a nerd, everyone loves her, dresses classy and vintage, accepting and kind Was elected the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" with star quarterback Brody
High School jock star quarterback, hopes to play in college Is super hot but no conceited about it Dating "kind of" a cheerleader named Grace. Parents are divorced, lives with his Mom Was elected the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" with school yearbook photogher, Harper
Harper and Brody seem to come from two different worlds, why they were paired together for this title for the yearbook has Harper totally baffled. She knows Brody is dating Grace. She knows she's dating as well and should not ever be thinking of Brody or how incredibly sexy he is. But more so, she knows Brody would never go for someone like her, glasses and all. Talking to Brody is now a must because Harper is in charge is taking the Superlatives photo's for the yearbook including her's and Brodys. To her surprise Brody is totally cool with the title, in fact he was even caught talking about it with her football friends. Could Brody maybe be into Harper? The more Harper and Brody spend time together because of the title they come to really get to know each other and both begin to feel something, a spark. A new friendship? Blooming romance? Possibly love? Against all odds, can two totally different people fall for each other or is the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" spot on?!
Throughout the book I had such a mixed bag of feelings for this one. While I adored the first book in the series, Biggest Flirts this one was just not as good as I hoped it to be. I felt disconnected from the characters, I couldn't really form a bond with either Harper of Brody. The story felt rushed at times, and displaces in area's. I guess I just wanted more "POP, FIZZ, YEAAHHH" but I got "POP, FIZZ, Blah! The story itself was really good, the writing as always was beautifully done but there was just is missing element. I'm not sure how to describe it but have you ever watched a really good movie and you're enjoying it a lot but by the ending you're saying "That was it?!" Besides that I felt the book has a definite likability to it and was entertaining for the most part. If you love YA contemporary romance novels I would say give it a chance. Just because I wasn't blown away doesn't mean you won't be. There are a lot of great things about Perfect Couple I did love. Jennifer Echols knows her stuff when it comes to romance and writing steamy scenes between her characters. Although I only fell "in-like" and not "in-love" with Perfect Couple I will continue to read the rest of the series and remain a fan of the author. ...more
At one time or another most of us have dreamt of being a fairy tale character in a book or movie.My review can also be found @ Bittersweet Enchantment
At one time or another most of us have dreamt of being a fairy tale character in a book or movie. Whether you wished to be a princess in a tower awaiting your price to come and rescue you, or a evil queen bent on ruling the world. We all love the idea of having our happily ever after.
In the city of Beau Rivage fairy tales are real. The people of the Beau Rivage all are blessed or rather cused with one fairy tale or another. Vivian has the "Snow White" curse. We all know her story well. But what if the hired huntsman who is suppose to cut out her heart happens to be the love of her life. Hently and Viv have been friends all of their lives and now are in love. Hently knows what his curse says for him to do but is determined to find a way not to, for there is no way he could ever hurt the girl he loves.
Regina, Vivian's stepmother aka "The Evil Queen" is bent on killing Viv so she may be the fairest of the all. She will do whatever it takes to convince or force Hently to do what he is meant for, to cut out Viv's heart. Soon she becomes tired of waiting and decided to hire another huntsman to do the job for Hently. In the course of stopping the other huntsman from killing Viv, Hently disappears and is presumed dead. Viv is beside herself with grief and worry. Soon after an unexpected invitation arrives addressed to Viv to a underworld party which soon after lands her in a whole other world of problems. With turn of events, Viv now finds herself trapped in the underworld, like many others have come to be. Now Viv must find away to escape....but "someone" won't let her leave... To find out who and if she finally has her happily ever after, read the book!
First let me say I adored Kill Me Softly when I read it the beginning of 2012. When I found out that there was going to be another book in the series I was ecstatic! I knew I NEEDED to read it and ASAP. There was without a shadow of a doubt that once again I would adore the next book in the series. It was everything and more that I was expecting it to be. There was romance, mystery, adventure, and good vs evil. Tear you Apart was beautifully breath-taking and oh-so magical! I feel in love with the characters, the storyline and the enchanting world Sarah Cross crafted so perfectly around them. There were twists and turns I never saw coming. I laughed, cried, and cheered on Viv for she most definitely deserved her happy ending.
One other thing I really enjoyed about the book was how the characters from Kill Me Softy all made cameos in this book, and for the most part played much larger roles in Tear Me Apart than I expected them to. I felt they all blended well into the Snow White storyline and how the ending pans out.
Tear You Apart was so far my favorite book of this year. If you're going to read one fairy-tale retelling in 2015, TEAR YOU APART by Sarah Cross is absolutely the way to go. ...more
Oh where, oh where do I begin? *pausing to find significance words*
In all honestly, I truly don't feel I could ever find the right or perfect words to say to proclaim how much I dearly loved this book, Embers! I am utterly speechless but of course that's the point of a review is to tell you everything I loved about this book. ;) So I will try my very best.
*uncrosses fingers because well...I need to type) XD
First, if you don't know already I have read/reviewed ALL of author Karen Ann Hopkins novels. She is one of my favorite authors and for good reason. There hasn't been a book she's written that I didn't absolutely adore and couldn't put down. Embers was no different. In fact, I wholeheartedly believe Embers is her best book yet!
Ember is the lone survivor of a horrific fiery car crash which killed both of her parents. Somehow Ember survived... While at her parents funeral a priest comes to speak with Ember telling her there is a reason she was not killed, that she was meant for something more. Swearing that an angel told him to relay this message. Confused by the holy man's words, Ember begins to wonder what this all means. Soon after the death of her parents, Ember is sent to live with a friend of her Mom's way out in the country, to stay with a woman she has only meet once before. Soon after Ember arrives she is told the truth about who she really is and why she didn't parish in the fire along with her Mom and Dad. She is a decadent of an Angel, a "Watcher". A Watcher is able to yield powers from the elements, Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind. Ember soon learns she is able to yield the element of fire and earth. She must now learn how to work and control her newfound powers for someday the world will be ending and Ember.... is the KEY.
Side note: I know usually I go much more into detail about the story (without spoilers) but I feel if I did this time it would ruin the story for anyone is wants to read the book.
Everything about this book was beyond perfect. The world-building was beautiful done with such dimension and depth. The characters all were so brilliantly done and each of them fitting perfectly into the story. I was blown away by Ember. She was such a deep and compelling character. Oh, and her powers?! WOW!!!! I was blown away by what she could do, not only with fire but with healing. Ember is my own personal super-hero! Fighting for all that's good and for the ones she loves. I really also loved Sawyer. *swoons* Especially, toward the ending of the book. (not saying why :P)
Karen Ann Hopkins seamlessly blurs the line between Good and Evil, Angels and Demons, and everything in-between. Her story, Embers is without a doubt one of the most exquisite, breathtaking, and romantic novels I have ever read. All I can say is bring on book 2! I can't wait!!! ...more
Personal note: Author Ron D. Voigts is my Dad. With that said I want to make sure that everyone understand that this doesn't reflect on my thoughts anPersonal note: Author Ron D. Voigts is my Dad. With that said I want to make sure that everyone understand that this doesn't reflect on my thoughts and feelings about his novel.
Before reading Strigoi: The Blood Bond I honestly had no clue what a "Strigoi" was. I had never really heard the name or looked into the meaning until my Dad decided to write about about one. My initial thought was "Oh great, another Vampire novel", like we don't have enough of those. I myself had tired of reading about Vampires. They are so very much overdone and possess similar stories. Although, I've learned Strigoi is different. They possess all of the traits on a vampire but have the ability to change their form, among other unique differences. With that said, now onto my review.
The story takes place in the present time. In the beginning we meet a very depressed and desperate man named, Alex Regal. Alex is about to commit suicide by blowing his brains out. He's soon to be divorced after finding his Wife in bed with another man. Alex feels killing himself is the only way out or is it? While the gun is literally in his mouth seconds away from firing there comes a knock at the door. A man named Krebs who is about to change Alex's life forever. He's inherited a large estate from a cousin he never knew he had. The home is in a unknown small town named Glade. Not many have ever heard of the town or ever will. With nothing else to lose Alex decided to give it go and check out the home. Little does he know, he may never be leaving again...
The town of Glade and the people in it are hiding a big secret. Nothing is as it seems. Upon visiting his late cousin's home and going over paperwork from the lawyer Alex decided to sell the house and be done with it. Upon leaving, his car mysterious breaks down, and now he's forced to stay. Alex comes to learn his cousin was mostly killed, and now something or someone is hunting him. The inhabitants of Glade will not let Alex leave, no matter what he tries all roads lead back to Glade. Alex is not the only outsider in Glade.
After having a huge fight with her boyfriend Krebs, and knocking him out, Maggie Morton accidentally discovers the town while driving to get away. She ends up hitting a tree and decided to walk to find civilization to call for a tow truck. Maggie ends up meeting Alex who also is new to the town. Soon Maggie is also taken prisoner as Alex is. As they both come learn more about Glade and the people who live here they discover something is definitely not right. Something very evil lives in the town of Glade and Alex and Maggie are about to come face to face with it. After a turn of events, the devilish truth about the town and it's people will soon be revealed.
And the truth.... will shock you!
My first thought after I finishing the book was "HOLY CRAP!, What did I just read?" My second thought was, "Wow, my Dad can really write!" Duh! Even though he has published a number of other novels before this one, I'd never read any of them. (sorry Dad) I don't know how but Ron has renewed my interest in Vampire books again. I was so blown away but how unique and fascinating this story truly was. It has it all; breakneck pacing, mystery, and paranormal horror unlike anything I've ever read. I ended up staying up until 2 AM finishing the book and even then I couldn't fall asleep right away. I was still reeling from what I had just read. The story, the characters, and thrilling mystery of the town were written perfectly crafted. There was never a dull moment. I loved how Ron took the classic tale of Vampires and made it his own.
I have in fact been told there will be sequel to the book. So, YAY! I highly recommend Strigoi: The Blood Bond to everyone. Honestly, I am so very proud of my Dad for writing such an amazing novel. (sorry for not reading your work sooner) *blushes* ...more
Once again Author Karen Ann Hopkins has written a phenomenal new book that I just couldn't put down. This Amish murder mystery is not only unique butOnce again Author Karen Ann Hopkins has written a phenomenal new book that I just couldn't put down. This Amish murder mystery is not only unique but totally thrilling in every sense of the word. Page after page I was always trying guess who the killer was. Most times I was wrong, so much so when I found out who really did it I was totally shocked. Lamb To The Slaughter will having YOU guessing until the very end.
The story is told in multiple POV's, Serenity (the sheriff), Daniel (love interest to Serenity and former Amish), and the victim, Naomi (Amish teen). Naomi's chapters are being told in past tense, which really helps the reader learn about her and her life. While Serenity and Daniel's chapters are set in the present time. Newly appointed sheriff Serenity Adams of Blood Rock, Indiana takes the case of a local Amish girl who was killed in what looks to be hunting accident. Naomi was found dead in a cornfield close to where she lives. After a line of questioning to Naomi's family and the Amish community, Serenity gets the feeling they are hiding something. She decides to enlist a local man named Daniel Bachman for help since he himself used to be Amish and also once lived in the same community. Daniel knows first hand how much the Amish are set in their way and will only open up to their own. After a series of events Serenity and Daniel find themselves getting closer and closer to the truth. Secrets, lies, and deception all thrown into the mix of who REALLY killed poor Naomi and why. They need to find out the truth before they end up dead as well...
As you read Naomi's POV you find out a more in depth look into her life. Naomi meets and falls in love with an Amish boy named Eli which she plans to wed some day soon. Until one day she meets an local English boy named, Will. Right from the start Will was head of heals for Naomi. While Naomi likes Will too she fears having anything to go with him because he is not Amish and would never be accepted. Taking a risk, she decided to secretly date Will on the side and slowly begins to fall in love with him. What Naomi feels for Will is nothing like what she felt for Eli. TRUE LOVE. Trapped and scared, she decided to leave her family and run away with Will where they can be together without living in fear. But Naomi never makes it....
When you find out who really killed Naomi and why, the answer will shock you! I never saw it coming....will you? Lamb To The Slaughter was a excellent read for anyone who loves a good mystery or thriller. It definitely will leave you guessing and maybe even skipping ahead to sneak a peak. ;) There is nothing Author Karen Ann Hopkins could write that I wouldn't love. Her books have not only given me such a better understanding of the Amish but a longing to find more Amish based novel to read.
Lamb To The Slaughter is a stunningly suspenseful read that will have you flipping pages long past your bedtime. You won't want to miss it! ...more
The A-Word picks up pretty much within days of where The Sweet Dead Life leaves off. Jenna is slowly tryiReview will contain some spoilers. Be warned.
The A-Word picks up pretty much within days of where The Sweet Dead Life leaves off. Jenna is slowly trying to get back to normal, hanging out with her BFF Maggie and even trying to catch the eye of a certain sexy football player, Ryan. Jenna has accepted that fact that her life will never be the same. Her brother is a ANGEL or A-Word as Jenna like to say still having problems saying the actual word. "EMT" Amber, Casey's "angel boss" still remains close by to keep an eye on Casey and Jenna. Casey doesn't understand why he still remains earth-bound especially after he's used up his ability to fly after saving Jenna. He did what he was sent to do, to protect Jenna. Why hasn't he moves on?
Amber suddenly becomes more and more distracted and distant. Something's going on. Jenna and Casey need to find out what. Out of the blue, a dead sexy older man named Bo, "Bo Shivers" (what a name! ;)) comes into the picture and he may end up being the key to finding out what's going on with Amber. Bo happens to be Amber's "Angel Boss" and knows more than he's letting on. Although, the main reason Bo is hanging around is Jenna but why? More mysteries than ever come out in The A-Word. Why is Amber acting strange, and how really did she die? Who is Bo Shivers and why is so attracted to Jenna. Will Casey even get to leave and be accepted into Heaven? Mostly, how is this all related to what happen last year?
All of these answers and more are revealed in The A-Word. You won't want to miss it!
There was so much going on this this book that at times I was confused to where the story was going. Once again I wanted MORE of the paranormal aspect added and while yes there was a lot about angels, I just wasn't enthralled by it. At times, I was even kind of bored. While book one gave me a good mystery, The A-Word fell short for me. I wasn't feeling Jenna's character as much as I did in book one. I also ended up really not caring much for Amber. Her story was just not very interesting at times for me.
The A-Word was very likale and has many great qualities. I feel more of the younger crown may take more from this one more so than I did. All in all, I will admit it was a fun read. Jenna is just a funny as ever, and I loved seeing her grow-up and fall in love. I really enjoyed seeing more of the secondary characters Maggie and Ryan get more of a involving role in The A-Word. They really bring the book together near the end nicely.
A definite read for Middle-Grade/YA readers but just as fun for adults never the less. :)...more
I really wanted to like this book but atlast I did not. I was bored and turned off by the writing style. I felt the author just added to much uselessI really wanted to like this book but atlast I did not. I was bored and turned off by the writing style. I felt the author just added to much useless info. I am 99 pages in and just read anymore. Sorry.
Thank you to Jollyfish and the author for the chance to read this book but sadly it's just not my cup of tea. ...more
At first glace, Sweet Unrest looked to be a perfect read for this time of year, Halloween. The cMy review can also be found @ Bittersweet Enchantment
At first glace, Sweet Unrest looked to be a perfect read for this time of year, Halloween. The cover is definitely creepy and very unique with name of the book beautifully designed to fix into the gate which is the main focus of the cover. Going into reading the book my expectations were at a all time high and after finishing it in a mere two days I am glad they were. I fell head over heal in love with Sweet Unrest. It was everything I wanted and more.
The story begins as Lucy Aimes and her family move to Louisiana because of her Father's job. He was chosen to curate and direct a antebellum sugar plantation outside of New Orleans. Lucy is not thrilled by the move but more so angry at being uprooted. She wanted nothing more than to remain in Chicago and attend an art institute, taking pictures, her one true passion.
As Lucy and her family get settled in their new home, a large estate which looks to have quite a history behind it. Soon Lucy meets a girl her age named, Chloe. Chloe is the daughter of a women who works for the sugar plantation. Lucy comes to find out that Chloe is into or believes in voodoo and knows a old woman who supposable is a voodoo queen. Lucy doesn't believe in such things, and is determined to show Chloe that these things just don't exist. Although after meeting Mama Legba, Lucy starts to wonder is anything this old lady said is true.
Lucy has had a recurring dream for as long as she can remember, although as of late her dream has been kept a bay, until now... While walking the grounds, Lucy sees a boy close to her age. He's breathtakingly beautiful and oh so mysterious but when Lucy tries to follow him into the woods he seeming vanishes. Days later "Fate" decides intervene and Lucy gets to meet this mysterious man. She learns his name is Alexander, he's french, and by the way he speaks it's as if he comes from another time. After meeting Alex, something happens to Lucy. He dreams have gotten worse, and more intense, scarier but what worries Lucy even more is now she is dreaming of Alex. A man she barely knows, a man who holds many secrets...and a woman who surprising looks a lot like Lucy herself. What do these dreams mean and why can't she seem to turn them off.
Lucy now struggles to understand what her dreams mean, who really is Alex and how voodoo and magic play a large part in it all.... The truth, will leave you breathless...
For me one of the biggest things I loved about the book was the romance between Lucy and Alex, and how the subject of past lives plays into the story. I have always been a huge fan of books about reincarnation, and finding your mate in the next life. It's so romantic. Just seeing Alex and Lucy connect during the course of the book was so raw and emotional for me. The ending had me in a full out crying fest, like seriously balling my eyes out. I loved the all of the characters in the story, even the side characters like Chloe and Mama Legba. Everyone played their part perfectly throughout the book.
I also really enjoyed the concept of voodoo and magic playing such a large part in the book. I've never read any books with this topic in it and I really think it gave the story such depth and excitement. Sweet Unrest was totally unlike anything I've read before. My only problem I had with the book was towards the middle the pacing seems to slow down some and drag but it wasn't so off putting that I stopped reading.
I would without a doubt recommend Sweet Unrest to anyone who enjoys stories about past lives, ghosts, magic, and an epic love story which teaches us TRUE LOVE never dies. ...more
A few months ago I was asked by Quirk Books to review a little book called Find Momo. Kind of likMy Review can also be found @ Bittersweet Enchantment
A few months ago I was asked by Quirk Books to review a little book called Find Momo. Kind of like "Where's Waldo?" but with a beautiful border collie named Momo. Andrew Knapp author, photographer, and of course owner of Momo decided to share his pup doing the one thing he loves to do best; hide. Being a dog owner myself I was intrigued by the book and was very excited to read (or rather look at it).
Find Momo is a mix of beautiful landscaping, colorful and exciting photos and all around a lot of fun finding Momo on each page. I was surprise to find some photo's were pretty difficult to see where little Momo was hiding. Others quite easy. I looked at the book with my Mom and sister. We had fun seeing who found Momo first. Definitely a unique and fun activity for all ages.
I was very captivated by the photo's Andrew took for his book. You could really tell how much hard work and time Andrew put into his book. There were far off places around the world, small towns, lush forests, mountains, and so much more. Besides the actually game of finding Momo in each picture, I really enjoyed looking at all the places Andrew and his pup have been to. I had a blast with this book and without a doubt would recommend it to people of all ages. If you're a huge dog lover like me then it's all the more reason to get the book.
Another thing I enjoyed about Find Momo is learning more about the little guy. Yes, the photos were enough to make me love the book but I glad the author decided to add fun facts about Momo and even some notes about several photos in the book.
Hide and Seek with an Adventurous Border Collie was a pure joy for me to read and one I will be sharing with my family and friends for years to come.
My min-pin Nikki checking out Find Momo! *I think she has a crush.* ^__^ ...more
Author Michelle Madow pitched her new book, The Secret Diamond Sisters to me a few months aReview also posted on Bittersweet Enchantment
From a glance:
Author Michelle Madow pitched her new book, The Secret Diamond Sisters to me a few months ago and right away I knew I had to read/review it. Having worked with Michelle previously and after reading a couple of her other books I was excited to read this one. The whole premise of the book was outrageous! Three sisters become reunited with their long lost Father and become filthy rich all in one day. What's not to love? A dream come true! To have unlimited wealth to be able to purchase pretty much anything is something I know most of us only dream of, myself included. My initial thoughts: "THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC!"
To describe the story in two words, they would be: Great Potential. Right from the beginning I was hooked, no not hooked, more like engaged. Right away you meet "the sisters", and right away something happens to end up leading them to their Father in which they have not seen since babies. Without much of a choice Savannah, Courtney, and Peyton are whisked away to the city of lights, Las Vegas and home of Daddy "Warbucks" Diamond. Each given their own penthouse sweet, a shiny new gold credit card, and not a clue about the man that is their Dad. Shopping spree's, spa days, VIP clubbing, and now with their new prestigious title, The Secret Diamond Sisters are who everyone is talking about. Between the hot guys (and potential boyfriends), the money and fame these three sisters soon come to find out more about their pasts, and why Daddy dearest had to stay away.
The Characters AKA The Sisters:
Savannah - For me she was the most likable character. Savannah behaved a lot like I would have done in her situation. Spend the money, meet hot guys and live it up! She was the sister to adapt to this new lifestyle the quickest and also tended to be the most upbeat sister in the book. I will say she was a little naive when it came to Vegas boys; rich, handsome and don't understand the meaning of the word "NO". At times, Savannah was to quick to say yes, and often to agreeable. All in all I felt Savannah took well to her new life and was the most enjoyable character.
Courtney - A quite, simple and one of the most down to earth girl you'd ever meet. Smart college bound Courtney was often shy and underestimated throughout the book. She didn't feel right about spending her Dad's money. She often turned down shopping with Savannah. You find out a big secret about Courtney that even she herself didn't know about. I was slightly bored with Courtneys' character. I wished she would have lighten up and have some fun.
Peyton - Ah, where do I begin... *sigh* Peyton was my least favorite of the sisters. She always had a bad attitude, and a snide comment for most everything. A rebel through and through. She was not at all happy about meeting her Father, and had no problem showing her discontentment. Payton managed to hoe it up with the first guy who showed interests in her. She hated her Father and his money, wanting nothing to do with either of them.
What I Loved:
The backdrop to the story, Las Vegas. I have never been there but would one day love to visit. I really enjoyed all the places the author took her readers throughout the book. Hotels, clubs, museums, theatres, and a vast look into the heart of the city. The Nightlife.
Overall I loved the idea of the story. Three girls find their long lost Daddy and with that comes wealth, excitement, and new adventures. I was really intoxicated by the sisters new lives and what would happen next. How they would handle new things, new guys, and seeing this new life change each of them so differently.
What I hated disliked:
Sadly, there were quite a few things I did not like about this book. First and foremost, THE POINT! Meaning, where was the story going, where does the climax happen, and simply "Now What?" The story at times was kind of sub par. I felt there was really not much of a point to the story in some cases. Yes, the girls were reunited with her Dad. Yes, they now are rich and popular and yes, jealousies and boy trouble are enviable. There was not a lot else going on. I wanted to see more between the girls and their Father, and less drama. I was bored at times and found myself picking up another book to read. Sufficed to say, I wanted more!
All in all...
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow was a fun read. It had it's ups and downs. I didn't LOVE the book but honestly didn't hate it either. I guess you could say I'm someplace in the middle. Would I read book 2? Of course! Even with it's lack of story progression I truly did enjoy reading it. Michelle Madow is a all around amazing author and at such a young age. I see more and more that her writing skills have grown and flourish. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
To anyone who loves a good contemporary romance or who has ever wanted to know what it would be like to have a ton of money and live like a queen than I highly suggest this book.
The sole reason I wanted to read Stargazing from Nowhere is because it has always been my dreaMy Review is originally posted @ Bittersweet Enchantment
The sole reason I wanted to read Stargazing from Nowhere is because it has always been my dream to meet a rockstar and date him. Growing up I desperately wanted just that. It was a fantasy of mine for a sexy rockstar *cough* Nick Carter* *cough* to fall in love with me, and we'd get married and have a bunch of kids. *sigh* Of course, that never happen. (surprise, surprise). Stargazing from nowhere is about a girl who ends up getting what everything dreams of, to date a rockstar.
Blogger, Kristen Morgan tells it how she's it, even when it comes to bashing a famous rock band who she used to really love. All of her thoughts and feeling right there for the world to see on her blog, Stargazing from Nowhere. When the unthinkable happens, the band Kristen bashes on her blog decided to come to her hometown for a visit, Kristen doesn't know what to think. Are they coming to look for this anonymous blogger or just to get away from it all for a while? Kristen in no way thought her path would cross with a certain sexy drummer, Michael Stevens but when it does Kristen never excepted for the two them to fall in love. But what's more important love or blogging?
Find out what happens to Kristen when her wildest dreams come true and the decisions she makes along the way. Will Kristen do the right thing and tell Michael who she really? Sometimes the truth really can set you feel.
I must say I really loved this book more than I thought I would. I felt like I was reading what I would love to happen to me. Kristen was such a fun and relatable character. I could totally see myself doing the same things, making the same choices she did. I am super happy that I read this book. I most definitely recommend Stargazing to Nowhere to anyone who's ever had a celebrity crush and YA alike....more