Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review "Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer"

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

Title: Letters to the Lost
Author: Brigid Kemmerer 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Edition: Paperback
Amount of Pages: 393
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Date Read: 17-09-2019 - 19-09-2019

Favorite Quote: “One day isn't your whole life. A day is just a day.”

I really like this book. It's not what I normally read but It's really good. The blurb is what got me, it sounded really interesting. 
I enjoyed reading this book and it make me think about a few things that happens so much in real life and that's prejudice. I was getting a bit annoyed with Juliet for being a bit mean to Declan and having a opinion ready already without knowing him, just because of rumors and half truths. And then I though, people do this all the time. The reason I'm not liking it now is because we see things from Declan's pov so we know him. Juliet doesn't. So that shows how important it is to keep an open mind. And to try and refrain from judgement until you actually know a person. 

What is this book about:
This book is about 17 year old Juliet and Declan. Juliet recently lost her mother and she is still grieving. She continues to write letters to her mom and leaves them at her grave. 
Declan and Juliet are on different sides in school. Juliet is a nice girl while declan is a bit antisocial and a convict. They have more in common than they think. 
One day someone writes back to Juliets letters to her mom, at first Juliet is pissed but she keeps talking to this person. They really share their darkest secrets with each other, while not knowing who the other is. 

What did I like about this book:
I liked the writing style. I really liked how the story flowed and how everything was set up. It was really relatable and it got you to think. 
I'm not a huge fan of YA, especially when it's set in high school and is a romance, but this one was really good. It's different from other YA books. The romance especially, you'll see when you read the book. 

4 I really like it Stars

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Review "Carter Reed by Tijan"

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

Title: Carter Reed (Carter Reed #1)
Author: Tijan
Publisher: Self Published
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 285
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Date Read: 15-09-2018 - 19-09-2018

Favorite Quote: "I would declare war for you.”

This book let me down. I was really looking forward to reading it. I really wanted to like this book. The blurb really interested me and so did the first few chapters but it became scattered after that. The flow of the book was off. It felt like the main character was all over the place, her thoughts and actions where all over the place. It was sometimes hard to follow.
There was something missing and that's a shame because it could have been a great book in my opinion. A book that I would definitely loved.
Now don't get me wrong, the book wasn't all bad. There are plenty of things that I liked. The thrill aspect of it. The twist and turns this book had where also good. I liked Carter and overall I liked Emma. I think of this book as a rough diamond that just needed to be polished.

3 I enjoyed it Stars

Review "Confess by Colleen Hoover"

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. 

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 320
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Date Read: 13-09-2018 - 15-09-2018

Favorite Quote: “There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.” 

“I think love is a hard word to define,” I say to her. “You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.”

I liked this book. I loved that the author added some of the art pieces in this book. They are so pretty, I definitely plan on buying some in the future. 
I liked that this book was about confession. I liked how the MC handled that and incorporated that in his art. 
This book had some twists I didn't saw coming, and some I did. 

What is this book about: 
This book is about Auburn and Owen. Auburn just moved to Texas. She is struggling to earn enough money. One night when she was walking home she stopped at this art gallery and saw that they where hiring. However that is not what caught her attention. It was the name of the gallery "confession" and confessions are taped on the window. The owner, Owen saw her and he hired her on the spot. Both of them hit it off. Since Owen doesn't want to date his employees he fired Auburn after one night. After that they start to spend time together. They like each other but can they make it work or will their secrets keep them from being together...

What did I like about this book: 
I liked this book. I liked that I didn't see some of the twists coming. I was honestly surprised.
There where a few moments where I felt like I missed something. Like there was a page missing or something. But it didn't bother me to much. It didn't take away from the story. 
Overall I enjoyed reading this story. 

4 I really liked it Stars

Monday, September 17, 2018

Review "The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins"

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Title: The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1)
Author: Wendy Higgins 
Publisher: Harper Teen
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 426
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Date Read: 13-09-2018

Favorite Quote: “Do not rise up in fear against the unknown.”

I was looking forward to reading this book. The blurb was interesting and I've liked Wendy's other works.

What is this book about:
This book is set in the kingdom of Eurona. The kingdom is ruled by a kind king but there are some major issues. People that can do magic, called Lashed, aren't wanted citizens. People are afraid of them and that fear sometimes shows in violence against the Lashed. Their fear isn't totally unfounded. Years ago a crazy Lashed king tried to take over the county and lot of people died. since then their magic is forbidden.
When a monster is attacking people, killing people, the king is doing whatever he can to find a solution. One thing he never thought he had to do, especially since it goes against his own story, he is offering his eldest daughter Aerity's hand in marriage to whomever kills the beast.
Aerity secretly hopes the attractive Paxton is the one to do it. Paxton has some secrets of his own, secrets that could get him killed. He isn't interested in Aerity's hand but he can't seem to stay away from her. 

What did I like about this book:
I found the premise of this book interesting. I wanted to see how it all turns out. I find the concept of the lashed original. I haven't heard that before. It's interesting. I'm looking forward to see how this is going to work out in the next book. 
Overall I enjoyed reading this book. 

4 I really liked it stars

Review "Slow Burn by K. Bromberg"

One Night. That's all it was supposed to be.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked....

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

Title: Slow Burn (Driven #5)
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: Piatkus 
Edition: Paperback
Amount of Pages: 393
Genre: Adult, Romance

Date Read: 02-09-2018 - 08-09-2018

Favorite Quote “Time is precious. Waste it wisely.” 

I was super excited to read this book. I absolutly loved Becket and Haddie in the other books and I really wanted to know how their story was going to pan out. 
This book left me with so many emotions. It was many things and one that really stands out is frustrating. Haddie frustrated me so much. She seemed so different from the girl I thought I knew from the other books. It really showed me how well some people can hold up a mask. 

What is this book about:
This book follows the story of Becket and Haddie. For those of you that haven't read the driven series. Technically you can read this book without having too but I wouldn't recommend it. 
Anyhow Becket is Colton Donovan's best friend and Haddie is Rylee's best friend. Colton and Rylee are the main characters in Driven, Fueled, Raced and Aced. 
Haddie suffered a personal loss, her sister has passed a way from cancer. She is trying everything she knows how to do to survive that loss but it's not working. The one thing that could really help her is what she is to scared to accept, Becket. 
After sharing a night together, Becket wants to explore what's between them. That click he felt. He is willing to wait but for how long? 

What did I like about this book:
I loved seeing the crew again. Snippets from Colton and Rylee. I can tell that this book is technically set before Aced because Rylee and Colton just got married. 
This book is supposte to be a standalone, that you can read it without having read the other books but I suppose you can but I feel like it would work better if you read them first. I feel like it would be important to read the driven books first because Rylee and Colton don't get much of an introduction and we don't get to much back story of Haddie and Becket. We get enough but lots got left out. 
But there where also enough things that I missed in the other series that threw me off guard in this one. A mistake Kristy admitted too is that she forgot that Haddie told Rylee that she had a brother and that brother never made an appearance. In this book we get told that Haddie only had one sister and that that sister had died. 
Overall I enjoyed this book, its a very good book. It made me feel allot. It made me feel invested. 
I wished we got a bit more after that ending. A extra chapter to show how they where doing. Maybe we will in the future. 

4 I really liked it stars

Review "Raced and Aced by K. Bromberg"

The Colton Points of View Collection 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a companion novella to the Driven Trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed). This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan. 

Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane, but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about. 


You think you know me? 

Think again.

Title: Raced (Driven #3.5)
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: Ever After Romance
Edition: Paperback
Amount of Pages: 158
Genre: Romance, Adult

Date Read: 30-08-2018

Favorite Quote: “Arrogant. Conceited. Egomaniac!”

I liked this novella. It was very cute and fun. I loved seeing things from Coltons point of view. It was awesome. 
There where some scenes I couldn't recall correctly so it was nice of Kristy to write before the scene, what scene this was in the original books. 
I also loved the extra scenes we got to see. I loved seeing what Colton was thinking and feeling, and I loved seeing him interact with Becket. 

5 Amazing Stars

From New York Times Best-Selling Author K. Bromberg comes a book about what happens after the happily ever after. 
Rylee and Colton's ride continues... 
One moment. Six years ago. 
The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart. 
Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers? 
How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control? 
I can't lose her. 
She's my checkered flag.

Title: Aced (Driven #4)
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Edition: Paperback
Amount of Pages: 376
Genre: Romance, Sport, Adult

Date Read: 30-08-2018 - 01-09-2018

Favorite Quote "Doubt is the chisel that causes the fissures to drive a solid relationship apart." 

This book! My poor heart. Poor Riley and Colton. If you think they went through enough in the other books, you haven't seen this one yet. Kristy really pulls them through the wringer. 

What is this book about:
This book is set a few years after Crashed. Colton and Rylee are happily married. They build a life for themselves and really grew as a couple. 
They are suppose to live their happily ever after in piece. But that wasn't the case. Someone has it out for Colton and Rylee and that person isn't wasn't letting the issue go. They'd go to any length to get revenge. Their idea, destroy Rylee to get to Colton. And that's exactly what they did...
Will Colton and Rylee survive another mountain in their path or is this hurdle to big for them to overcome 

What did I like about this book:
I liked seeing more of Colton, Rylee, Becket and Haddie. I loved seeing them grow and just to see them again. 
I loved that this book made me feel. It made me feel so many things, happiness, excitement, anxiety, many things. 
This book is so so good. It saw some things coming but other things I did not. 

5 Amazing Stars

Review "Perversion by T.M. Frazier"

USA Today bestselling author of the King Series, T.M. Frazier, brings you an all-new trilogy with a sexy anti-hero you're going to love to hate, and a ballsy heroine with more up her sleeve than just tricks. 

Love is supposed to be a fairy tale.
Ours is a death wish.

I'm the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood. 
She's a con artist working for my greatest enemy. 

I use her. 
She manipulates me.

We find ourselves on opposite sides of a bloody war. 

My heart and head tell me I have to stay away. 
My lust for her doesn't give a sh*t. 

Nothings fair in love and gang war.

Advance Readers Copy 

Title: Perversion (Perversion Trilogy #1)
Author: T.M. Frazier
Publisher: Frazier Publishing
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 167
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Dark

Date Read: 10-09-2018 - 11-09-2018

Favorite Quote "If only forbidden didn't taste so fucking good."

I was so excited to see this boo on my kindle. I found the blurb really interesting and it sure didn't disappoint. I can't wait to see how this story pans out. 

What is this book about:
This book is about Tristan (aka Grim) and Emma-Jean aka Tricks. Both are foster kids that didn't get to be on the good side of the system. They got lost in the system and got abused by the system. Both meet when they are fairly young, Emma-Jean is 12 and Tristan is 16. After meeting Tristan gets moved to one home and they stay in touch by writing letters, until Emma-Jean gets moved as well. Tristan tries his best to find her but no luck.
Emma-Jean thoughts she was lucky when her best friends brother want to take in his sister and Emma-Jean. It seems like luck has abandoned Emma-Jean completely. The brother is a gang leader. He wants Emma-jean and his sister to pull in their weight, by any means necessarily (if you catch my meaning). Emma-Jean tries anything to get the money demanded and for a long time it's working but for how long? 
When Tricks and Grim reunite, there is hope, hope that things will get better, but will that hope turn into a reality or will it remain a impossible dream....

What did I like about this book:
I found this book really intriguing. Especially that ending, oh my god you guys be aware of that cliffhanger. If you are someone that isn't to fond of cliffhangers, stay away from this one. 
I want the second book now! I have to know what's going to happen next. I got the feeling that some of the teasers that where shared where for another book in this series....
I loved seeing that little crossover. I knew exactly who he was when it got pointed out by the mc. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book. I feel like it acted more as a set up and that shit's about to get real in the next book. 

4 1/2 I loved it Stars

Review "The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout"

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

Advance Readers Copy 

Title: The Darkest Star (Origin #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Tor Teen
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 368
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Date Read: 08-09-2018

Favorite Quote "I don't people well"

I was really looking forward to reading this book! I love the lux series and I loved Luc so I was really excited to see him grown up.

What is this book about:
This book is set 4 years after Opposition. The world knows aliens walk among them and they aren't taking it well. People are scared, and some are just giant assholes. 
Anyhow, this series focuses on Luc and Evie. For those of you that read the lux series, you know what Luc is, you know what he can do. For those of you that haven't read the lux series, please do so now. 
Evie is a 17 year old high school student. Her mother is Silvia Dasher, we met her in the Lux series, and she works for the government. 
One night Evie decides to go to a illegal night club with her friend. The night club is known for allowing anyone in, including aliens. Evie's live is going to change after this night and she doesn't even know how much. Ever meeting Luc in the night club she hoped to leave that dreadful night behind her but Luc has other plans. 
Things post invasion aren't all about roses. People are getting killed and it all points into the Luxen being the ones who are doing it. People are protesting, wanting the luxen to be round up and be send to special camps and neighborhoods, since that worked oh so wel in history. 
The killer is targeting people in Evie's school and it seems whomever is doing this has noticed Evie as well. 

What did I like about this book:
I loved seeing Luc again. I really liked him in the Lux series. I absolutely loved seeing Daemon and Archer again.
I am just absolutely excited to be back in the lux world. 
Jennifer has some really clever plot twists hiding in this book. Some I saw coming and some completely slapped me into my face. 
I cannot wait to read the next book! I really want to see where this is going!

5 Amazing Stars