Waiting for the Storm is an amazingly beautiful novel about finding yourself after a tragedy. The beginning of the novel is perfectly written to reflect Charlotte's feelings. It gives the feeling of someone who is numb and letting their mind wander, someone who hasn't accepted what has happened because they aren't processing everything around them.
I loved that I was always guessing about Ezra's mom. I had no idea what had happened to her and I was anxious to find out. Come to think of it, everything about Ezra kept me on my toes. I liked that about him. He's an interesting character and I loved the way he was developed.
I wish Lilah was a more central character. I feel like if she would have been more developed we could have learned a lot about her, Izzy, and Charlotte's mom. And learning about Charlotte's mom helps develop Charlotte's character because everything she learns about her mom from when she was younger brings her closer to her.
Charlotte's letter about why she reads was amazing!! Take this quote for example:
It's an escape, sure, but it's so much more than that. Sometimes, if you're lucky, a book will change you. It will make you look at the world a little differently, hold your loved ones a little closer, and realize tat when love is standing in front of you and staring you in the face, you have to grab it with both hands and hold on tight. And sometimes if you're really lucky, you'll learn that in life, as in books, that love comes in many forms-the boy next door, the sister, the parent, the newfound friend you weren't expecting.
I love this section. And I love that Charlotte is a book worm. She was a deep character conflicted with everything that was happening in her life. The only thing I didn't like about her is she seemed to let everybody kind of push her around. But that might have made her more real in my mind too. I have conflicted feelings on that.
Waiting for the Storm was amazing and heartbreaking. A must read!...more
Amazingly beautiful. That doesn't even begin to describe Anomaly. It is well written wOriginal review at Gabic Reads as part of the Anomaly Blog Tour.
Amazingly beautiful. That doesn't even begin to describe Anomaly. It is well written with tons of twists and turns that I was not expecting. Just as everything was becoming nice and neat, Krista would throw in something to keep me on my toes. I couldn't have been happier.
Thalli is a musician. That's what she's been designed by the Scientists to do. But what they didn't program into her is feelings, and that's exactly hat she has. You see, Thalli lives in a world were pretty much everybody is the same. The only difference between one person to the next is the job they were designed to do.
One day, Thalli is caught crying after playing a piece on the piano and she's taken away for annihilation. There she is reunited with childhood friend, Berk, who is training to be a Scientist. Thalli also meets an old man named John. John becomes a father figure to a girl who knows nothing of families as babies are all made in test tubes. He introduces her to God, or the Designer as John calls him. John also shows Thalli love.
This is just leaving me speechless! Thalli and Berk's reationship was perfect for the post-apocalypic world they live in. Neither of them knows anything about love or relationships, so obviously they don't have much of a physical relationship. If you're looking for a hot romance, you aren't going to find that in Anomaly. Their love is obvious though and so very sweet.
There was so much action! Not fighting type of action, but there always seemed to be some sort of danger or some puzzle I needed to solve and I loved every minute of it! I don't know what to make of the Scientists. At first they were evil, then they were good, then evil again. And that ending! I hope Krista is planning on a sequel! ...more
An awesome book about love, friendship, and family. It's an epic conclusion to a thrillingOriginal review at Gabic Reads. ARC received via Netgalley.
An awesome book about love, friendship, and family. It's an epic conclusion to a thrilling story. All the questions about Maryah's past are answered, including why Dedrick has an obsession with her. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. There are many unexpected twists and turns. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I've said before that I'm not one for books about reincarnation, but this series is definitely an exception. I hope you enjoy Nathan and Maryah's journey as much as I did! ...more
Unbreak Me is absolutely stunning. One of the unique things I loved, is that it's told in three POVs. Maggie is the maiOriginal review at Gabic Reads.
Unbreak Me is absolutely stunning. One of the unique things I loved, is that it's told in three POVs. Maggie is the main narrator, Will is her ex-fiance, and Asher is a man trying to heal. Their three perspectives were perfect.
Maggie believes the things that are said about her. She thinks she's a slut, a home-wrecker, a complete failure to her mother's standards. A year ago, she broke off her engagement to Will and disappeared. Nobody knew where she went. But now she's back for her sister's wedding. To Will. At the wedding, Maggie meets rock star, Asher Logan. He seems to be the only who understands her. She used to be a painter, but her new form of art is mosaics. She likes to take her anger out on the pieces she smashes and then find beauty in the shards. Asher understands that, like her mosaics, she can't be fixed. But put together right, something beautiful can emerge. I love the imagery that came with the mosaics part. That distinguished Will and Asher to Maggie. Will wants to fix her, to keep her together. Asher understands the need to fall apart. He's done it once or twice himself. I only wish more of Asher's background was talked about. I figured out the basics, but the details were kinda hazy....more
First of all, I feel like the cover and description of this story are slightly misleading. While the description is accurate for the book, paired with this particular cover led me to believe that this was a novel about mermaids. And while I quite enjoyed this fast-paced contemporary romance, I was disappointed about being misled, though I'm sure that was not done on purpose.
Aspen is hiding from her father. She knows he will not look for her in a small town, so she moves to the tiny town of Honey Creek. There she gets a job at the lodge that resides on the lake. The owner's nephew Colton is a volunteer firefighter. He helps her on her first day in town and BOOM! Instant attraction (read: insta-love).
Aspen is rather sweet, though reluctant to share anything about her past to anybody. All she wants is some peace before she has to move to the next town. She never expected to fall in love. Colton is adorable. He's very persistent and stubborn and has a fear of swimming. Aspen exchanges swimming lessons for driving lessons, seeing as she never learned how.
At first, their relationship was going at a nice pace. It didn't feel forced, but felt sweet, gentle, and slow. Then suddenly, this relationship had moved up three levels when I felt like it was nowhere near moving up one. Colton gets mad that Aspen didn't reveal her secrets right away. They start talking of marriage and children. I was thinking "Wait a minute! Let's slow down and realize that they've been dating for about a month."
This is a short and sweet contemporary romance. If that's the kind of book you're looking for, you should pick this one up :)...more