Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Sept 27, 2016



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



My Teasers:



“Kate swung the flashlight in an arc, and there was a flutter, like wings, as the Corsair parted and reformed. 'The bad news,' she said, 'is I don't think they're very happy to see us.' "
 ~ Pg 256, "This Savage Song” by Victoria Schwab







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Monday, September 26, 2016

Musing Mondays - Sept 26, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme by MizB at Books And A Beat that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer and then asks a random question! 

  • I’m currently reading… 
  • Up next I think I’ll read… 
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week… 
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… 
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)… 
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of… 
  • I wish I could read ___, but… 
  • I blogged about ____ this past week… 


THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:
 What is Currently on your TBR pile?



I'm currently reading This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab. I've been wanting to read this book since it came out because it just looked so good (I love creepy monsters in the night). I thought I had read some of her books but it turns out that I have never have and so far it it doesn't seem like a bad choice to start off as my first book by her. Thankfully I  won this book in a giveaway from AllThingsEquilateral on Youtube or I know it would have been forever before I could have gotten from our local library as they are a little behind in the new releases section. I've known Sophie since my Twilight days and I was so excited when she started a Bookish youtube channel. If you don't subscribe to her, go check her out today!

For today's random question, I'm just going to do what I have currently checked out from the library because you don't want to know what my real TBR pile is.

1. Fallen by Lauren Kate - I read this book back when it came out but I saw that the series is being made into a movie so I decided to reread it. I originally gave it 3 out 5 marks, so lets see if my rating changes this time around.
2. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes - I've only read Me Before You and started but put down, Me After You. I enjoyed Me BeforeYou but it didn't seem to hit me as hard as it hit most people, I don't think I really connected to Will and that was the problem..  BUT I loved Jojo's writing so when I saw this book available I decided to grab it.
3. The Vault by Boyd Morrison - This was just a random pickup. I've been reading a lot of YA lately and I think that might be the cause of my reading hiatus. So I decided to pick this one up because the summary seemed like something I would like. Apparently this book is the 2nd in the series but I think I'm still going to read it.


Feel free to leave your answers below; I would love to see what is on your TBR pile!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Book Review: Rule by Jay Crownover

Rule (Marked Men #1)
Author: Jay Crownover
Format: E-book
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult
Publication Date: December 30, 2012
Synopsis:
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
I received this book as a Random Act of Kindness in the oh-so-wonderful Llama Library group on Facebook. I had seen a couple of posts from the ladies there talking about this book and I was really excited when one day it popped up in my email as a gift.

Holy Hell-balls, the sexual tension in this book is to die for! I absolutely LOVED the characters that Jay Crownover has created. The plot. Shaw. Rule. ANGST.. it all makes for a wonderful story. Just the fact that Jay took the extra time to actually develop her story and her characters was a huge plus for me. It seems like the books I've been reading here lately, all fall flat when reading. Either they develop the story OR the characters, never both and that just makes a book boring, or unrealistic.

I kind of warred with what rating to give the book but I finally ended up with 3 1/2 marks which got bumped up to 4 Marks. Mainly, because it really kept me entertained. There was serious angst, some violence and, of course, some good loving. I can't tell you how much I love Shaw and Rule together. 
It’s always been you even when I didn’t want it to be, even when it broke my heart over and over again. It’s just always been you.
I have to admit though, that not long after starting it I had the thought that this story originally must have been a fan fiction piece. The editing in this book was pretty much non existent. There were quite a few typographical errors throughout the book, for instance, where whole words were missing. And grammatical errors that if this story would have been just put into a word editor, they would have red and green squiggly lines everywhere. 

Even with it's flaws though, I would say it didn't hinder the way I enjoyed the characters or the storyline, just hopefully she has learned from this book and has since hired an editor. 
You have to promise not to bail on me when I get lost, Shaw. You have to promise to just wait it out until I can find my way back. I need to know you’re at the end of the tunnel when everything goes black.

If you want a pretty quick read, definitely check this book out (the link is below). I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the Marked Men series, Jet, which is already begging to be read on my kindle. 


My Rating:




WWW Wednesday 6/22/2016




It's WWW Wednesday!  This weekly bookish meme is hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? 
• What did you recently finish reading? 
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Clicking on the book covers will take you to the book's GoodReads page
My answers:

What are you currently reading? A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire, Book 2) by Bella Forrest. This is actually a re-read. I read the first 3 books in the Shade of Vampire series when they were first released and it has come to my attention that there are now 29(!!) books in the series. I remember really enjoying these books so I figured before I jumped back in, that I would need a refresher.  [From Goodreads] When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.
Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.



What did you recently finish reading? Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. This was my second CoHo book, and I have to say I'm officially hooked. I have most of her books added to my never-ending TBR list and I don't see an end in sight. Definitely pick this book up if you want a good cry. [From Goodreads] Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.


What do you think you’ll read next? I couldn't decide what I would read next, so I'm listing two. I'm going to start the next in the Shade of Vampire series, A Castle of Sand, that way I can start the remaining unread books within the next couple of weeks or months.  [From Goodreads] What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin... Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son.
Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.
And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert... a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.

Also, I will be reading Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter. I've seen this series being talked about and I love old stories with new twists so why not try it out? I've purchased the first book and am anxious to start it. Definitely look for a review in the next couple of weeks! [From Goodreads] She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real.To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.




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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 6/21/2016



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:


“He faced me and gave me one small smile. Bitter. Heartbroken. Disturbed. Afraid. He didn't say anything. He just stepped aside to give me a better view of the room."
                           ~ kindle location: 3568, Pg 224 (estimation), "A Shade of Blood” by Bella Forrest






PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!