Monday, March 30, 2015

True Love Story Review





















Title: True LOVE Story
Author: Willow Aster
Genre: New Adult,Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Willow Aster

Publication Date: February 17,2013

The Blurb: Sparrow Fisher is transforming. No longer dressed up in antiquated clothes and ideals, she is finally trying on her freedom.

Before she moves to New York City, she meets Ian Sterling, a musician Sparrow has dreamed about since she first saw him. The attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't so simple.

Over a five year span, Sparrow and Ian run into each other in unusual places. Each time, Sparrow has to decide if she can trust him, if he feels the same for her, and finally, if love is really enough.

The Dish: True Love Story is truly a story about true love . It's a story about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime but that is faced with so many obstacles and bumps along the way that sometimes the ones in love begin to wonder if love itself is enough. They begin to wonder if their love is really worth holding onto and fighting for...
The story starts off in the present when an older s Sparrow Fisher see’s her ex, Ian Sterling at the airport. There was a time where they were deeply madly in love yet  Ian managed to break Sparrow's heart in a way she never knew and now it's been a long time since she's last seen him.
"It's been a year, two months, and seventeen days since I last saw him. Two years, ten months, and five days since he broke my heart - well, since I knew that he had broken my heart.

Technically, he began breaking my heart the moment I met him, five years, eleven months and one day ago."

We go back to the past and find out how they met and where, we see the dynamics of their relationship being built.

Ian sterling – The musician with a soul waiting to be saved. God he had me swooning from the start, I just loved him and his confidence and ability to be straight-forward.

“It's a half-moon tonight and it's shinin' half-bright as if the sky could understand the way I feel inside-Half of me is livin' half a world from here, half of me is dyin', cryin' one lonely tear silently in the half-moon light Sparrow. Nothing will be completely right until you're with me.”

“The day I met you, I went home and told Jeff that I had met the girl I would marry... not 'would' like I thought it would happen, but would, as in, if I could marry any girl in the world... any girl ...I would choose you.”

swoooooooooon

They are so perfect together, he is older and have more life experience but she’s young and full of life just waiting to take the world by storm. They have the best times and laugh, she brings out another side in him. All the while knowing this can’t always be perfect.
“You’re going to break my heart, Sparrow Fisher.” And I think, Not before you break mine.”

Deeper into the story after all the sweet talk and newness in their relationship, something happens that changes sparrow forever and it breaks our heart, yet I'm still rooting for them and even though I hate Ian, I still love him and miss him. All the emotions sparrow went through you can feel them through the pages and you’re right there with her every step of the way until that moment we are back in the present and from there on it’s a world wind of forgiveness and regret and a second chance for Happy ever after.

“Love is enough.
Love does conquer all.
Love really does always protect, trust, hope, persevere...”

“Little Bird, our love has been hard-earned from the very beginning. It is more precious to me than anything on earth. I can't just let go of it. And I won't stop fighting for it." ~ Ian”

“Books,” I say firmly. “I’m crazy about books.”
He laughs. “Okay. That’s cool.”
“I like to read them and write them,” I say shyly.
Hello, my name is Sparrow and I am a nerd.
“He lifts his eyebrows, and his eyes land on my mouth. “God, everything you say is hot.”


“You're impossible.
You're delectable.
You're incorrigible.
You're edible.
I sigh, frustrated and turned on.
You know it's true. He inches closer.
No, I can't really say that I do.
Well, I can.”

  
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Tags: cover love, true love, swoony boy, Book Boyfriend, fave book, romance, rip-your-heart-out-angst, hea, will read again, older man

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Orphan Queen Review





















Title: The Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows
Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi Fantasy Magic, Dystopian, Romance
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: March 10, 2015

The Blurb: Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others



The Dish:  Note: I Tried to read this author’s first book series; Incarnate, Did not get past the first book but here i was pleasantly surprised.

Wil (Wilhelmina) is many things, a spy, thief, a princess, and a threat. When her homeland is conquered and her parents are killed she and other orphaned children in the royal succession are taken to the capital of the city that conquered her homeland.
Ten years later they have formed a group called the ospreys, thieves and spies. With the ospreys, Wil is going to take back her throne.

She and Melanie (her bff) assume false identities and infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes and get any information they can to help with the invasion. Except the mission takes a new turn and Wil isn’t sure she can trust Melanie anymore when she starts sneaking off on unknown missions.

And the threat of wraith( a bad by product of magic) is becoming all-consuming and with Wil using her magic she discovers the true horror of the wraith and the reason it exists and if she isn’t careful she could be captured by black knife( the village vigilante) who somehow always finds her.. She finds out the true intentions of the mission the leader of the ospreys she doesn’t believe she can follow his way or trust him and ends up falling for black knife.

I loved the world the author wrote about (even though i have read plenty of books similar to the plot).
I loved that Wilhelmina was a kick ass female lead, i could relate to her decision making and I also fell for the villain along with her.

I didn't like the writing much, and some of the phrasing in the dialogue. I felt like anyone could have written this book. (Except for the main plot and the characters)

Tobias Pierce: He is the prince, the son of the king who conquered Wil’s homeland and the boy Wil saved, he is a bore honestly. I did not fall for him at all (which is kind of complicated, you’ll see)

Lieutenant James Rayner: He is Tobiah’s cousin, best friend and bodyguard. He quite charming and i could have loved him.

“Lieutenant, do i perceive you are something of a flirt?”
“My heart is simply more open than most people's”

Patrick Lien: The leader of the Osprey’s, he took them from the orphanage and gave them a cause and a home. He is quiet and mysterious never showing any emotions. He is the son of The General who kidnapped Tobiah but he doesn’t want to be like his father. I really didn't get a feel for him, he was only in parts of the book and after the way he treated Wil he is definitely not swoon worthy.

Black Knife: He is the mysterious Vigilante we didn’t think we would like, he does the police work (getting rid of flashers* people who use magic* and thieves) for the city even though no one asked. The officials hate him but the people love him. He has caught the osprey once but they escaped and the second time he caught Wil by herself and he let her go from there on he is always following her wondering who she and they develop something over the course all the while wondering about each other’s true self.
I fell for him the same way Wilhelmina did Even though when they finally kissed and I didn’t get butterflies, it was still swoon worthy.

“No i actually did this to myself. But that’s a story for when we’re better friends”
“We aren’t friends”
“That’s why I’m waiting” he performed a deep, graceful bow. “Until tomorrow, nameless girl”
“Why are you here?” i asked.
“I like sitting in trees” there was tension in his voice, and weariness.
“Admit it” i leaned away from him, keeping my tone hard as our eyes locked. “You’re following me”

“Very well, I’m following you”
“Why”
“You keep getting away from me. That never happens”
“I don’t think you’re even trying to catch me anymore”
His chuckle came again, warm and muffled, but real enough that something inside me melted. “I’m still trying”

“Will”  “well you’d better come back alive, and in your right mind. Because when you do, I’ll be waiting for you”

“To arrest me?”
“No. To-” He Hesitated “to welcome you home”

Wilhelmina Korte: Kick Ass Warrior Princess. Love Love Love her. I could be best friends, i loved that when she learned about Patrick’s true mission for the osprey she rejected it. Even if it came at the price for her kingdom she would not condone murder. Shows me she had her own mind. She doesn’t need a man to rescue to her or define her

“The Ospreys, these children, were my life. Without them, I had nothing. But with them… With them, I would take back my kingdom.

“If I were going to fight and steal, It`d be because I had no choice. It would be for survival.”

“The pain of what happened – it won’t last eternity.”
A lie. I knew very well how pain could last, and fester, and shape a person in unnamable ways.”

Melanie: Best Friend and Partner, had a relationship with Patrick and kept it from Wil but when she learned his true intentions she broke it off even though she loved him.  Can’t really remember anything memorable about her, she was funny and that’s it. When it came down to choose how to precede with the mission, choosing violence or peace (Wil’s way) she chose to side with Patrick.

“Try to be polite."
"I'm always polite."
"You're always eyeing people's valuables. That's hardly polite.”

  
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Hate F*ck Part Two Review


















Title: Hate: Fu*k Part Two
Author: Ainsley Booth
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Publisher: Ainsley Booth
Publication Date: March 24,2015

The Blurb: It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Then it’s business as usual.

Cole:

I know I’ve f*cked up, but I can fix this.

Hailey:

This can’t be fixed.



The Dish:  Received this in exchange for honest review.
So i didn't read the first part and usually i need to understand what's going on but i didn't mind much.
It is currently 1 am and i am getting sleepy but i had to read this and i don't regret it. The chemistry and the sex between the characters was Hot x10. Those few words drew me in and the hot dude on the cover and the first chapter packs so much in right away i was hooked and couldn't put the book down till the end which is awesome because hey cliff hucker *my word for cliff hanger* i was surprised but its not really a shock how it ends.



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Tags: new adult, best book boyfriend, swoonyboypodcast,   prettysassycool ,net-galley

Daily Reads

This is for the books or series i can read all the time over and over. Some will be past releases and upcoming releases.

* and you may see some of these books on my best novel or series list*

First up is Catch Me By Claire Contreras















In the past, I've always been given everything I've wanted, but nothing that I truly needed. I've experienced a lot of things in my twenty-five years, everything except the one thing I want. It's the one thing that can’t be bought. It can't even be taken, it has to be given. And nobody has ever given it to me, not really anyway. 

Not until him.

Music is the center of both our lives, but as he found his place in it, I lost my way. He soared, while I spiraled down a destructive path.
I lost myself in more ways than I can count.

The ironic thing is that I didn’t realize how lost I was until he found me. 

And now that he has, I have to wonder if he'll stay around long enough to catch me.



This is a story about second chances and also fate in a way, meeting once and never knowing but somehow finding their way back to you. It also deals with depression and *warning*( death by over dose and suicide attempt) and Claire captures it beautifully, she is one of the authors i will read almost anything from. Catch Me has everything from humor,some strong family dynamics and hot hot hot chemistry. The Push and pull i can't live without.


“It’s amazing how you can live without somebody your entire life and then you meet them, let them in, let them take over your every thought, and then the moment they’re gone, you feel like you’re fucking dying.” 

“She seems to think that running off and leaving me heartbroken is a good idea, so I decided that I’m going to take her home with me every single day to remind her that my heart beats only for her. That my day starts with her running through my mind and ends with her sleeping in my arms.”

“Men are fucking stupid. That’s why they think women are complicated. Women want three things. Three simple things: Keep your dick in your pants. Be honest with us. Worship us. That’s it. That’s all. You motherfuckers can’t do all three without getting your brain mixed up. She cannot call him because she is the woman and he should be groveling at her feet and kissing them while he’s down there. Fuck him. Fuck you. Fuck all men. I’m taking an oath right now and writing all men off.”


Hurry up and read it if you have not and if you did come flail with me about it!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Untraceable Review



















Title: Untraceable
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Teen & YA
Author: S.R. Johannes
Publisher: All Night Reads
Publication Date: Nov 1 2011
Blurb: 16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

The Dish: Okay so from the first chapter I was sucked in and I couldn't stop reading. I'm not the outdoorsy type but this made me want to be. I loved the mystery and the turns it took you on. Another Kick Azz lead Girl I can get behind, Grace is brave and funny and she's loyal, she's the type of friend you would want. I loved that through everything she never gave up on her father, she had an instinct and she trusted it which is important in the wild. The Daughter/Father Dynamic was one that I loved. Though to be honest like 20% in I did kind of lose interest and skim through and I usually flounce at this point but I kept going because I needed to know and I’m glad I did.
It's sad that she found him only to lose him but she got the closure she needed knowing she was right all along.
So the relationships in books are important to me but I didn't find myself getting caught up in the romance, it surprisingly took a backseat to the real matter at hand.

All in All a Fantastic read and I would recommend to everyone
Butterflies: None


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Tags: Kick azz female lead, cover love, BFF, Net galley, Recommended, Best Character’s Dynamic

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