2.5-3 stars. Hard to decide when I think I enjoyed the story but didn't compeletely liked the ending. I'm in the minority here because I was rooting f2.5-3 stars. Hard to decide when I think I enjoyed the story but didn't compeletely liked the ending. I'm in the minority here because I was rooting for the other guy, though both of them are good men. And they both captured my heart in different ways. Sigh. But I was a bit annoyed about Jenna's decisions, and how she end up hurting both guys who undoubtedly in love with her. I didn't like the fact that she can't even decide who she loves and needed the most. Seriously, she f*cked up big time. But of course in the end, she had to choose. I'm happy for the other guy but my heart ache for the one he didn't chose. Oh well, It was a fast read and I enjoyed the journey....more
Honestly, I'm not sure whether to give it a 2.5 or 3. I still don't know how I truly feel about it, but I liked it somehow. I was intrigued by the stoHonestly, I'm not sure whether to give it a 2.5 or 3. I still don't know how I truly feel about it, but I liked it somehow. I was intrigued by the story so I read it. Though I found Jenna's relationship with Chance and Roberts a bit rushed, I still enjoyed the story as a whole. ...more
Aaah. I loved this book. The feels!!! I read it in less than a day, in between all my chores! It was so hard for me to put this book down. It was sexyAaah. I loved this book. The feels!!! I read it in less than a day, in between all my chores! It was so hard for me to put this book down. It was sexy and full of witty remarks that had me laughing and smiling like crazy. It was fast-paced and so entertaining to read. Surely you don't want to miss this one! Garrett Graham is definitely in my Fictional BF list now. This guy is a jackass and a great guy combined into one gorgeous body. Enough said. Go ahead. Pick this up. Can't wait for book 2! *swooning...more
OH MY GOSH. If I could rate this book higher than 5, I will definitely give it a 10. I loved it from the bottom of my heart. Soooo beautiful, I can'tOH MY GOSH. If I could rate this book higher than 5, I will definitely give it a 10. I loved it from the bottom of my heart. Soooo beautiful, I can't find the right words to describe it. All the emotions summed up to a beautiful HEA. Thank you Miss Mia for this beautiful, heartwarming story. I will hold it forever in my heart. Oh, Kyland. ------------------------- Full review posted below:
I don't accept book reviews anymore but I still try to write reviews on Goodreads and put some on my blog when I feel like the book really deserves it, or sometimes simply because I have time and I'm in the mood. But there are times when a book caught my interest so much and I knew in my gut that I need to read it or I'll regret it if I let it pass. Kyland is that kind of book. I haven't read any Mia Sheridan's novels. Even Archer's Voice which I heard was good. So when Mia Sheridan posted an ARC signup, I didn't hesitate. Instinct told me to get this book.
Now let me tell you what I think about Kyland.
This book is so good. So good that I urge you to pick it up and read it. If you haven't read any of Mia's books, make it your first.
One of the things that makes me engrossed in a book is the way a book was written and that includes quotes. I believe every reader has atleast one favorite quote. That makes us remember the book very well. Most of the times, we would highlight too many quotes that in the end, we realize we almost marked every single page. In case of Kyland, I think the author nailed it. The writing is beautiful. It had me on Chapter One. First Line.
" The first time I really noticed Kyland Barrett, he was swiping someone's discarded breakfast off a cafeteria table. I'd looked away, attempting to preserve his dignity, a gut reaction on my part."
I felt that something hit me on Chapter Two.
"Sometimes my life felt so small. And I had to wonder why those of us who were given small lives, still had to feel pain so big. It hardly seemed fair."
The rest? I guess you have to read it so you'll understand.
One of my favorite Disney movie is Mulan. In the story, there is one line that I remember the most. It says, "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful and rarest of all." This reminds of Kyland and Tenleigh. I think that they are two of the most beautiful people--two of the rarest I've ever met. While other people suffer from the hardship of life, these two take the pain with dignity, courage and hope.
I don't think I can give this book justice at all. It's absolutely beautiful in many ways. The writing is stunning. The story was sad and heartbreaking that I want to curl up and cry for these characters for their lives--for the could have beens and what ifs. So many things that I loved about this book, but most importantly, I loved it because it felt real to me. I know because I had a fair share of difficulties in life. I know the feeling of having an empty pocket. I know how to be poor. I know how it is to feel so helpless that sometimes you feel like there is no hope. I know how to sleep at night wishing that tommorow will be different--that you have a refrigerator full of food, a house with a good roof, a heated water, a more comfortable bed, and enough money so you can go to college. I KNOW. Because in some ways, I've travelled the same path, experienced the same pain. Some might think that this book isn't realistic, I have to say I disagree. Try to feel. Because there are real people out there, who suffered the same thing. There are people out there who are still in poverty and going through hell everyday, surviving and trying their best to work for their dreams. We usually don't understand if we didn't experience the same pain and hardship. It's even harder when we know nothing about love. For me, this book was real. The characters were real. They touched me and they inspire me to dream big, love more, and do good in every possible chance I get.
Breathtakingly Beautiful. This book was so good. I recommend this to my friends but I can't recommend it highly enough. It is definitely one of the best book I've ever read. Probably in my entire lifetime. And since I am a sucker for Happily Ever After, I couldn't ask for a better ending. Everyone who loves a good HEA will love it, too. Whether the story turned me upside down, gave me chills or not, the ending will always be a do or die for me and this book gave me one of the best HEA ever.
Kuddos to Ms. Mia for this stunning novel. It's like you know exactly the way to my heart. I absolutely loved it and I will remember this book for as long as my brain can hold memories.
I finished it in one day. I enjoyed it so much that I hardly put it down. It's really good and I loved it. :) Wish I could read more about Elec and GrI finished it in one day. I enjoyed it so much that I hardly put it down. It's really good and I loved it. :) Wish I could read more about Elec and Greta in any future books....more
I don't know what I just read. I think I'm kinda numb to give any reaction right now. I'm cool. The book is cool. The characters are cool. The charactI don't know what I just read. I think I'm kinda numb to give any reaction right now. I'm cool. The book is cool. The characters are cool. The characters are lost. I am so lost. We're all cool and we're all lost. Awesome right? It's all mystery and no answers. Doesn't make any sense. All I know is that I read a book about two characters named Charlie and Silas, and that this guy Silas is so adorable I want to kiss him. Hahaha. Why am I even laughing? I was cheated and I was laughing. LOL.
So do not read this book. It's crazy. I didn't even know what was going on all throughout the book.
But if you come to think of it... it's not nice to know you aren't feeling what I'm feeling... how will you ever understand? Forget everything I said. Just read this book.Go and rush your ass off to get this book. I know you're curious and somehow you want to feel cheated too....more
Mia Sheridan does not disappoint. I can't express properly the feelings I have right now. The same emotions I had when I finished Kyland is back at thMia Sheridan does not disappoint. I can't express properly the feelings I have right now. The same emotions I had when I finished Kyland is back at this moment. I loved it. Mia's writing is beautiful. Beautiful.
I just finished this book and I have this huge smile on my face right now. It's just good. So good that it made me miss and appreciate my bestfriend sI just finished this book and I have this huge smile on my face right now. It's just good. So good that it made me miss and appreciate my bestfriend so much and it made me wish that I could go back in time where we see each other almost everyday and eat canned goods during dinner because we just wanted too.
And then this feeling of being in love... and feeling confused and being afraid of getting hurt...
This book made me feel young and carefree and in love. I usually feel this way when I read Sarah Dessen's books and it's that kind of feeling where you just want to stop and lie down for a while and think about the good things and even the not so good things in the past. It is a good feeling. And this book just gave me that. Loved it. I definitely recommend it.
p.s. Matt Finch. Love. This. Guy.
p.s. To my bestfriend Tin, I'm missing you.
p.s. thanks Kim Mathwig (my super nice ninja friend) for the recommendation. You did it, again. thanks Amanda Pedulla for the super fast "favorite" response on twitter. You added some more smile on my already big smile. thanks you two! (great to have bookish friends around)...more