Friday, April 28, 2017

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke


Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying



My Thoughts: Besides the obvious that the characters have unique names the book did keep me very entertained. I finished it in a day but I wasn’t thrilled with the ending. I felt the story was building up to a big reveal but turned out to be a dud.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make Me (sterling shore 10) by C.M. Owens

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Blurb:
DALE 

I'm a mature and very pragmatic person, whom others like to call boring. 
At least I was...until Harley came back into town... 

What do you do when a girl comes back for some petty revenge against you and seduction is part of her game? 
You pretend to be a millionaire dom, of course. 
Yeah...it sounded better in theory. My execution keeps ending up in awkward messes, and this game between us gets even messier when I learn more about Harley. She's easy to fall for, even though she's hazardous as hell. 
What happens when all the games end? 

HARLEY 

One simple little goal turns into one giant disaster. 
On the surface, Dale Sterling seemed like an asshole from my past; the typical arrogant guy who boulders through life and anyone in his way. So a little revenge seemed plausible, considering what he did to me once upon a long time ago. In hindsight, it was immature. But revenge has kept me on top of the world since I stopped being on the bottom of everyone's shoes, so I make no apologies for my immaturity. 
But Dale is weirdly kinky... 
Everything is going fine...until it gets real. Now the guy I wanted to humiliate is the same guy I'm begging my heart not to stupidly fall in love with. 
Unfortunately, my heart tends to be stubborn. 
My thoughts:
Ok so this was not my favorite book in the series. i felt that it dragged out in the beginning and never really picked up. there was a few good moments in this book but otherwise i do not have much to say other than it was an ok book.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz



Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Goodreads Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she observes and the truths she believes—neatly captured in black and white—begin to blur.

Julian does not look like a murderer, but his story is full of holes, and his alibis don’t quite add up, either. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture…whatever it reveals.

Did he kill his parents? Or didn’t he?

While Julian remains on the run, Day digs deeper into his case. But the more facts she uncovers, the longer her list of questions becomes. It’s also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels with Julian.

Is it real? Or is she being manipulated?

Day is close to finding the crack in the case that will prove Julian’s innocence. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.

My Thoughts: I am a huge fan of her Touch Series and Dark House so I was automatically hooked. The story was interesting and once the main character Day started to get into the case I couldn’t put it down. The ending of the story, once you go through all the back and forth of is Julian innocent or not, was rushed. We found out the truth and then it’s like the killer is (insert name)…okay bye! A little disappointing but I think if she wanted to she can write a sequel.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sex (Keatyn Chronicles 11) By Jillian Dodd

Sorry for posting so late but here you go.
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Blurb:
Meet Riley Johnson. CEO of Captive Films. Hot. Rich. Privileged. Seriously Single.
There could never be a reality show about my life. It'd just be work and sex. Lots and lots of sex. No breakups. No fights with friends. Zero drama. Drama's for the movies. Not for me. I'm Riley Johnson. And I've got it all. Brand new jet. Exotic cars. Luxury penthouse. Black card. A different aspiring actress (or two) in my bed every night. I run Captive Films. Where we leave you begging for more. Or maybe that's just me.
My life is perfect. . . Until she walks back into it.

My Thoughts:
If you have ever read my blog you know that i love this author. st is in my top ten favorite authors. This book is a continuation her most popular series. there is a lot that happens in the book. We have a proposal that will shock you, a rocky love history, and a conniving baby mama. you will not be able to put the book  down.  there is a lot that happens in this book. i don't want to give to much away but we also might get to meet a prince. i recommend this book.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

# Finishline (GearShark 5) by Cambria Herbert

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Blurb:
Every race has a finish line.
Where you go after you cross it is what matters most. And sometimes, that's the most intriguing.
Here at GearShark, we've featured lots of drivers. All of them are well acquainted with the finish line. And as race fans, we're well acquainted with cheering as they cross it. What we aren't privy to is riding shotgun, seeing where they drive once the race is over.
Our interviews barely scratch the surface, offering just a glimpse of the men and women behind the wheel. The discovery of vanished Motocross sensation Jayson Hamilton, who has been right under our noses for years, proves secrets abound.
It's time to dig deep. Look beyond the racetrack at the drivers who continue to pique our interest. In addition to scoring an exclusive, all-access interview with the elusive Jayson Hamilton (his first and only since the death of his fellow racer and partner Matt Lewis), we've caught up with some of our most popular featured men and women in the racing world.
Where are they now?
Who are they now?
What do these hot commodities do when they escape the spotlight?
Rumors of weddings, babies, and new tattoos swirl through the media on a weekly basis. And though we're headlining the hashtag #Finishline, we're far from finished. In fact, we're just getting started.

My thoughts:
I love this series. this book is on the short side compared to the other books in this series. this book is about Arrow and Hopper mostly. This is mostly about hopper and his family. we will also get so see Hopper and Arrow"s wedding!! there wedding is so romantic. we get to see how them getting married will bring them closer together. that is the first two thirds of the book. the last third of the book is about Joey and Lorhaven. i do not want to give away what will happen in the last part because it is perfect. but i will try my best. There will be romance, sexy time, major endings, and maybe kids. that is all i can say about the end of the book. there will also be a chapter for Trent and Drew. i highly recommend this book.

P.S there will be a book coming out after this about Trent and Drew.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Guardians of Secrets (library jumpers 2) by Brenda Drake

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Blurb:
Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.
My thoughts:
this book was really good. this book picked up exactly were the last book left off. this book was a slow to start but then i picked up. there will be some major changes in the group of Sentinels. some parts of this book i had to reread because of the history of the other world. the main character is making me mad. she starts off super confident in herself and now she is acting like a week little girl. i don't understand the switch in her.  the second half of this book the pace picks up. all of the action happens in the second half of the book. there will be a major death that happens in this book. the ending will make you scream.i don't have much more that i can say about this book other than to add it to your read list.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Extra Post: Duet (Rockstar 8.5) by Anne Mercier

I think that i wrote this already but i could be wrong. If i wrote about this book already i am sorry. Also, if you read my first post about this book the author decided to re-release it because the book was in an anthology and the anthology can not be bought any more. so here is my updated review.
 P.S- this post will be the extra post i promised you i would post.

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Blurb:
A Sera and Cage short story. Expanded version. 

Sera and Cage in Vegas: MMA, a formal gala, and a hot steamy night of sexin'.

My thought:
this was a good in between book for the people who love Sera and Cage. the first time this book went out it was really short but now it is longer. we will learn  something about Sera's past that will change Sera for the rest of her life. there will be a big decision that will be made by the couple and i can not wait till that happens for them . they deserve all of the happiness that they can get. i highly recommend this book.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Last Decendent (Assassin's Creed: The Last Descendants 1)

This blog post going to be a little different for me. I normal stick to YA or new adult books. today's post will be about a kids book. i have recently been into gaming lately. I have just started playing the Assassin's Creed games. I was in Barns & Nobel and i saw that they had book so i thought i would read the book to see if it was similar to the game. Also, the bonus post that i promised will be out on Saturday. OK, Leah lets get to the review.

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Blurb:
Nothing in Owen’s life has been right since his father died in prison, accused of a crime Owen is certain he didn't commit. Monroe, the IT guy at school, might finally bring Owen the means to clear his father’s name by letting him use an Animus—a device that lets users explore the genetic memories buried within their own DNA. The experience brings Owen more than he bargained for. During a simulation, Owen uncovers the existence of an ancient and powerful relic long considered legend—the Trident of Eden. Now two secret organizations will stop at nothing to take possession of this artifact—the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order. It soon becomes clear to Owen that the only way to save himself is to find the Trident first.

Under the guidance of Monroe, Owen and a group of other teenagers go into a memory they all share within their DNA: the 1863 Draft Riots in New York City. Owen and his companions will find themselves tested on the gritty streets of New York, and their experiences in the past will have far-reaching consequences in the present.

My thoughts:
At first i was nervous to read this book. the book was actually really addicting. i could not put it down. I was shocked that this book was a kid book. that is where my library had it on the shelf. I also feel that it was very close to the game. i liked how there was a different main character. there was a lot of similarities between the game and the book. the main difference was that they connected more characters to the Animus than they do in the game. in the game it is only one  person but in the book they connected 6 different people at once. i liked that we got to read from different points of view. the ending of this book will make you want to pick up the next right away. this book was a fast read. i feel that that this book did better justice to the series than the movie did. if you are a fan of the this series i would read this book.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Upcoming April Releases I Want to Read


Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
April 4th from Little, Brown

Why? I have just started reading her Firebird trilogy and I fell in love with the story line and her characters.  Her writing flows so easily and you just want to keep flipping the page to find out what happens next.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston
April 4th from QuirkBooks

Why? To me the story is Cinderella that plays out in the fandom world. I’m usually not into Cinderella re-tellings but it’s the fandom environment that is drawing me in.

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
April 11th from Harper Teen

Why? This is the first book in the duology and I am so excited. I am a huge fan of Sleeping Beauty so that is what initially drew me in. In reading the description the story also goes into Snow White, similar to Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle except in this story, the two are sisters.
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
April 25th from Delacorts

Why? I have always been attracted to story that have storyline where friends are more like siblings. I was a fan of her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, saw the movies, read her novel 3 Willows about another sisterhood. Ann Brashares, to me, captures the bonds in sisterhoods amazingly well I don’t know if I can wait until the end of the month for this story.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Fantasy

Goodreads Blurb:

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away



My thoughts… I absolutely love, love LOVE this book!!!! I read the book in a day, could not put it down. If you like to read books before going to sleep I suggest to pick a night where you do not have to wake up early the next day to read this book. There are many twist and turns and just when you start to trust people everything gets flipped upside down. The ending left me in shock and I can’t wait for the sequel!

Monday, April 10, 2017

# Blur (GearShark 4) by Cambria Herbert

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Blurb:
Nothing but a #blur… 
There’s a.new kid in town, and he’s hell on wheels. 
From what we’ve heard, it may be because 
he knows exactly what hell’s like. 
Lonely. 
Scorching. 
Unforgiving. 
You may know his brother, the NRR hotshot 
(and former GearShark cover model) 
Lorhaven. 
It’s only natural a driver with his background and family connections 
has sped his racecar into the newest, hottest division. 
But that’s not all. 
Arrow may be following in big bro’s tread marks, 
but he doesn’t plan to stay there. 
He’s swerving onto the road less traveled… 
and a lot more controversial. 
He’s opening up about his private struggles with sexuality 
to tell a story that’s gone unheard until now. 
One thing’s for sure; Arrow may have a painful past, 
but his foot is heavy on the accelerator. 
With speed like this, he’s bound to leave everything behind in 
nothing but a #blur. 
Check out the full feature article inside… 

My Thoughts:
I don't normally read a lot of M/M romance books but i really enjoy this book. both of the characters have a horrible past and come to find out that they are stronger together.  the trials that they face will test their relationship to the fullest. we will get to see some of are old characters make an appearance in this book. i truly love this series. fyi you might shed some tears. the only thing i did not care for is the fact that they fell in love so fast. other than that i loved this book.

Friday, April 7, 2017

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Firstlife by Gena Showalter




Firstlife by Gena Showalter

Goodreads Blurb:

ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

My thoughts: For me this story took some time to get into but once the action started you had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. When Killian and Archer aka Bow come into the picture I thought here comes around love triangle but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not a love triangle per say. To me Archer has more of a friendship with Ten than a romance. Killian is a different story. He starts off fun-flirting with Ten but his feelings start to develop. It’s a little difficult to try and start a relationship with someone when there is a war going off in the background and every other day one of you or both of you “die”. I thought were the book left off was good, left you wanting more.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy row 3) by Ally Carter

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Blurb:
The princess is dead. Long live the princess.

Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed…or so everyone thought.

Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: There was one survivor, and that survivor’s blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution—which is why some people will stop at nothing to keep it from coming to light.

There is only one way for Grace to save herself, save her family, and save the boy she loves. She must outmaneuver her foes, cut through the web of lies that has surrounded her for years, and go back to the source of all her troubles, despite the risk.

If she wins, she will inherit a throne.

And if she loses, she will inherit the fate of all the dead princesses who came before her.
 

My Thoughts:
this book was a really good was to end the series. the way the last book ended had us wanting to kill the author because of the way the book ended.  we now know that she is the one true heir to the throne. a lot will happen in the pages of the book that you will not see coming. Grace's biggest problem is that she thinks she is alone but she really is not. i feel that every person has felt like this at least once in there life. the book ended the way that the first book started out. this was a great series and i feel that it ended beautifully. if you have not read this series yet i highly recommend it.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My April TBR Pile

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare


Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.




City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.




Ashes (Seeds of America #3) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Freedom for one, freedom for all?

That’s the question that burns in Isabel’s mind as she and Curzon forge on through chaos and fear toward the dream that’s kept them alive for so many years: freedom. But her dream of living not as a “runaway” but as a free person with land and a family of her own seems impossibly far away. That dream hinges on one thing: finding her little sister, Ruth. It’s been years since Ruth was stolen from her. Is she even alive? And if Isabel can find her, how will they make it safely through the war between the Patriots and the British that rages on as dangerously as ever, while bounty hunters try to kidnap them at every turn?

In the American Revolution, one must pick a side in order to survive. But how can you care about a nation’s freedom when the very same nation has kept you in chains?



Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.



Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she observes and the truths she believes—neatly captured in black and white—begin to blur.

Julian does not look like a murderer, but his story is full of holes, and his alibis don’t quite add up, either. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture…whatever it reveals.

Did he kill his parents? Or didn’t he?

While Julian remains on the run, Day digs deeper into his case. But the more facts she uncovers, the longer her list of questions becomes. It’s also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels with Julian.

Is it real? Or is she being manipulated?

Day is close to finding the crack in the case that will prove Julian’s innocence. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.




Double Eclipse (Summer on East End #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

Twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are back for another summer in North Hampton, and this year they’re serious about two things: avoiding trouble and dedicating themselves to rest and relaxation. Molly’s headed to Aunt Ingrid’s, while Mardi has convinced their father, Troy—a.k.a. Thor, the god of thunder—to let her crash with her boyfriend, Trent, who also happens to be Tyr, the god of war. It’s a tangled web they weave, but that’s to be expected where gods and goddesses are concerned.

Their vacation’s just begun when an old secret is revealed, leaving Molly and Mardi to question everything they’ve ever known about their family. Then a hot new guy comes to town and starts brewing even more trouble…and soon enough, the twins are back to their old tricks.

After an ancient prophecy comes to light, Molly and Mardi notice some mysterious changes, changes that will put their sisterhood to the ultimate test. East End’s shaping up to be much more exciting than the girls were bargaining for, but what’s a summer in the Hamptons without a little magic and mischief?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

No post on monday

Sorry everyone for not putting a post out on monday. I will do an extra post next week for everyone. have a good rest of the week.

June Releases

Here are the books that I am looking foward to in June: June 1 Blurb: A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim ...