August 21, 2014

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | Review





    I recently participated in a read-a-long with Tika (fANGIRLavue.blogspot.com) and Jen (jennieelousisee.blogspot.co.uk). You can find their thoughts on their blogs! We read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas because we all wanted to read it! The read-a-long followed a schedules which you can find on Tika's blog! (No spoilers)


DAY 1: So far, the book started out a little slow. The world is very interesting and I really like the story. There has been a lot of world building and there are a lot of places. I think this book has the potential to live up to it's raving reviews!

DAY 2: I really like Celaena. I think she has a awesome personality. She isn't one of those fake book characters who has the perfect everything. I think Chaol is great. He is caring and I think he is going to take very good care of Celaena.

DAY 3: I don't think there is just one chapter I would rewrite, rather than a part of one or two.

DAY 4: I really loved the chapter(s) that featured the Ball because it was full of DORIAN, and lets not forget how they danced all night!  I also loved it when he gave her the dog Fleetfoot. (I don't have a specific "team" I like Chaol and Dorian equally)

DAY 5: Ah! What an ending! The whole ending literally had me shaking! I almost threw my book! I really enjoyed this book! I think it completely reached my expectations. I'm so excited to read the sequel.


Rating: 4.5 stars. I think if the beginning was more fast paced I would have given it a full 5 stars!

Thank you to my friends Tika and Jen for reading with me!

August 16, 2014

Summertime Madness Tag.

     Ever time I would try to type the title I kept entering sadness instead of madness. Summer is almost over and I want to take advantage of it before I miss my chance to do this awesome tag created by JackEatsBooks. 

1.  Show a book with a summery cover.! i.e, sun, beach, ect. 

    I choose We were liars by E. Lockhart. This cover feature a group of teenagers playing in the water and the sun is shining.  It all looks very summery.

2.  Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for your summer vacation!

     This was hard because I kept picking actual places instead of fictional ones. So I'm going to go with the planet L’eihr from Alienated by Melissa Landers. Who wouldn't want to travel to another planet for vacation? Not to mention all the hot aliens!

3. You’re about to go on a flight to your Summer Vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight so what novella do you choose?

     I choose The Darkest  Minds novella: In time, because I haven't read it yet and  this is one of my all time favorite series. Also, In the Afterlight (third book in The Darkest Minds trilogy) comes out this year and I'm so excited!

4. You have a case of Summertime Sadness what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

      My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This book makes me so happy. I love it so much. The character make my smile every time they speak.

5. You’re sitting at the beach all alone…which fictional character would be your beach babe?

       This is so hard! I don't have a favorite book boy. I guess I can have a possy of boys. Right? Daemon Black, Jace Herondale, Will Herondale, Peeta Mellark, ect. There are so many to choose from. 

6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional sidekick do you pick?

          Kenji from the Shatter Me series. He is hilarious, hot, and invisible. Must I explain more? 


7. Share the Summertime Happiness! Who do you TAG? 
As always, I tag EVERYONE! COmment below if you have done the tag. I would love to read/watch it. 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart






First thought: This book was so beautiful and poetic. It really messed with my head until the end, and then it messed with my emotions. It is true that you should go into this book with no knowledge of the plot.

Overview: I can't tell you the plot. Even the slightest thing could be a spoiler. This book has a mysterious/fairytale theme. The main protagonist Cadence retells the same story several times like a fairytale but she changes the setting and characters. All in all it is very hard to explain.

Favorite character: Gat hands down. He is such an interesting character.

I definitely recommend that you all read this book. It is probably one of my favorite summer books so far! I'm sorry this review was so short but I do not want to spoil anyone.

Rating: 5/5

August 1, 2014

August TBR!

     I cant believe August is here already! Back-to-school season is here and that means summer is coming to an end. The start of a new month also means a new pile of books that I want to read. August has some very worthy books, so lets get started!


#1 Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins ( Anna and the French Kiss #3)

     Let's face it! This is on everyone's TBR. This is the third book in the series. Stephanie Perkins novels are the perfect mourning period read. I recommend you start the series ASAP! This book will hit shelves August 14th.


#2 Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout ( Lux series #5)

      I am reading the fourth book in this series and boy am I loving it! This series is fast-paced and the characters are swoon worthy! Its never to late to begin especially with the new fancy covers! This book will be available August 5th.


#3 Magnolia by Kristie Cook

      In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi the Cafferty and Marsden families are the kings and queens of the south. They have been neighbors since The Civil War and they share many memories. The two families want to connect the families by marriage. When a boy and a girl are born around the same time, it's the perfect chance. Jemma and Ryder don't want to give into their families wishes. They are only seventeen and they hate each other! When a storm destroys the town their true feeling come out. Get it on August 5th.

#4 A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

       Everyone and their brother believe that Gabe and Lea belong together even a squirrel! Told from a whopping fourteen POV's the story of Gabe and Lea can't be boring. Will they realize they belong together? Find out on August 26th.

#5 Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

     Clementine has been locked in a cellar for 10 years. With the help of Fisher - her releaser- she sets out to uncover who locked her inside. Releases August 14th.

#6 Ghost House by Alexandra Adorenetto

     Chloe Kennedy sees ghosts after her mothers death. While living at her grandmother's estate she meets Alexander who is 157 years dead. He has dangerous secrets. The bond between them awakens the spirits of Isobel, Alexander's past love. Chloe has to use her developing abilities to stop Isobel, even if losing Alex is the only way. Releases August 26th!

July Wrap-up!

      In the month of July I read 7 books! I am happy with the books I finished and I am ready to share them with you.


      The first book I read was Reboot by Amy Tintera. This is a Dystopian novel told from Wren Connolly's perspective. When she was shot and killed five years ago she came back stronger, faster, and less human. She is now a Reboot. Reboots become less human the longer they stay dead. Wren 178 is the longest time ever recorded. She is now a soldier. When she starts training Callum 22, one of the shortest times, he is slower and always smiling. When he doesn't follow an order Wren is given one chance to get him in line or she will have to execute him herself. She has started to fall for him and she will do anything to keep him alive. She is done following orders.


        The next book I read was a re-read for me and that was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. If you haven't read this series I highly recommend you do!


        Next, I read Slammed by Colleen Hoover. I love love love this book, and I don't know why I haven't picked up the sequel yet. Its about a girl named Layken who moves to Michigan with her family after her fathers death. She runs into her neighbor Will Cooper who is attractive, hilarious, and slams poetry. They have a special connection after only the first date which was completely swoon worthy. This special connection is but through a tornado after a surprising discovery that forces them not to be together. Will they ever be able to be together again? Did I mention I love this book?


        I also picked up On the Fence by Kasie West. This follows the story of Tomboy Charlie who can outrun and outscore any boy. She has three brothers and a neighbor who might as well be a brother. She gets a speeding ticket and her father forces her to get a job to pay for it. She starts working at a boutique but she doesn't know anything about being a girl. She starts having late night chats with her neighbor Brayden at the fence. She also starts to fall head over heels for him. If she reveals her secret about being a little girly to him will she lose him forever?


        Lastly, I read the first three books of The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is one of my new favorite series. It tells the story of Katy Swartz who moves to West Virginia only to discover her neighbors are aliens! I cant tell you anymore without giving everything away. The fifth book comes out August 5, 2014.
 
What did you read in July?