Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #220, June 30th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!
Today's teaser comes from Shades of Earth by Beth Revis, page 53.

"I don't want him to be here at all, separated from the new planet by nothing but ice. But if I can't see the new world yet, at least I can make sure he can't either."

Well, yeah, Orion did all that stuff, but it's a bit of a shady area, there! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Marian Keyes Author Page

The Story: I found one of her books around the same time I found Acheron, though I didn't buy either at that point. But I've since bought both books, and then another Marian Keyes book! But I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Walsh Family.

Walsh Family: Watermelon and her site, my review, Rachel's Vacation and her site, my review, Angels and her site, my review, Anybody Out There? and her site, my review, The Mystery of Mercy Close and her site, my review, Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: This Charming Man and her site, my review.


Karen Robards Author Page

The Story: I don't know exactly know where I heard of Karen Robards, only that I've read some of her books before I started blogging, and then 3 right at the beginning, and then none since. Which I need to rectify! Because her books are really, so amazing!

Website

Series: Jessica Ford, Dr. Charlotte Stone, Banning Sisters.

Jessica Ford: Pursuit and her site, my review, Justice and her site, my review.

Dr. Charlotte Stone: The Last Victim and her site, my review, The Last Kiss Goodbye and her site, my review, Her Last Whisper and her site, my review, The Last Time I Saw Her and her site, my review,

Banning Sisters: Scandalous and her site, my review, Irresistible and her site, my review, Shameless and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Vanished and her site, my review, Bait and her site, my reviewShattered and her site, my review, Sleepwalker and her site, my review, Shiver and her site, my review, Obsession and her site, my review, Hush and her site, my review, Hunted and her site, my review, Guilty and her site, my review, Darkness.

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #212, June 29th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #211
Teaser Tuesday #219
WWW Wednesday #219
WOW #216
Will the Time Come #212
Third Sentence Thursday #202
Random Reads #187
First Lines Friday #206
The Reward Challenge Update #197
Follow Friday #189
How Well I Stuck to It #41
Wrote that Review Update #46

Week 26 Reviews:
Wicked Games
Reckless Hearts
Trouble From the Start
The Boyfriend Project
A Million Suns
Pretty Crooked
Pretty Sly
Pretty Wanted
Familiar Things
Alive

Tours:
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We Have the Cover of Age of Legends #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Starbound #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Reign of Shadows!!!!
We Have the Title of Untitled Series #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Internment Chronicles #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Riders #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of Passenger #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of Burning Glass #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of Ravenspire #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Winner's Trilogy #3!!!!
We Have the Cover of Assassin's Heart!!!!
Kathryn Purdie Author Page
Sarah Ahiers Author Page
We Have the Title of Lords of the Underworld #12!!!!
Rachel Hawthorne Author Page
Jami Alden Author Page
P.D. Martin Author Page

OK, so I got 44 posts in 7 days, which is pretty good (though I wish I'd done more!) and I have a lot upcoming to do! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read 99 Days, Magonia, SeaMonster, Oceanborn, Freeze Warning, Mist, Drowned, Brutal Youth, Born of Corruption, Born of Deception, The Break-Up Artist, Say What You Will, Dark Metropolis, Becoming Jinn, Second Star, See Jane Run, Breaking the Rules, Take Me On, The Distance Between Lost and Found, Moonset, The Boyfriend App, The Pretty App, Messenger of Fear, Anything to Have You, Crystal Fire, The Swap, On the Fence, and The Vanishing Season.
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who's never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo's just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo's constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah's search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.

P.D. Martin Author Page

The Story: I received a copy of The Murderer's Club from Harlequin as the free book, and yeah, it was so fantastic, that I had to read more of her books! And I've enjoyed them so much! I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Sophie Anderson, R B and the Committee.

Sophie Anderson: Kiss of Death and her site, my review, The Murderers' Club and her site, my review, Fan Mail and her site, my review, The Killing Hands and her site, my review, Kiss of Death and her site, my review, Coming Home and her site, my review, The Missing and her site, my review.

R B and the Committee: Hell's Fury and her site, my review.

Jami Alden Author Page

The Story: I got Beg For Mercy from NetGalley, and I'm so glad that I did, because I enjoyed it so much, and the whole series!

Website

Series: Dead Wrong

Dead Wrong: Beg for Mercy and her site, my review, Hide from Evil and her site, my review, Run from Fear and her site, my review.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wrote that Review Update #46, June 28th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Wicked Games and Reckless Hearts, Trouble from the Start and The Boyfriend Project, A Million Suns, Pretty Crooked, Pretty Sly, Pretty Wanted, Familiar Things, Alive, so I have 6 of 6 reviews written! My reward is my Chapter's cart!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #41, June 28th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 27:
Saturday: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno, Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, SeaMonster by Amalie Howard, Oceanborn by Amalie Howard
Sunday: Freeze Warning by Susan Krinard, Mist by Susan Krinard, Drowned by Nichola Reilly, Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
Monday: Born of Corruption by Teri Brown, Born of Deception by Teri Brown, The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel, Say What You Will by Camie McGovern
Tuesday: Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore, Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldtein, Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel, See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne
Wednesday: Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry, Take Me On by Katie McGarry, The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes, Moonset by Scott Tracey
Thursday: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, The Pretty App by Katie Sise, Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant, Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison
Friday: Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane, The Swap by Megan Shull, On the Fence by Kasie West, The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 14. Check.

Edelweiss: 10. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA. Check.

New Books: NA. Check.

Still a pretty good week despite most things being not applicable! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Rachel Hawthorne Author Page

The Story: This is a bit of a two parter. On one hand, I got Trouble from the Start from Edelweiss, and just had to read it, it sounded amazing! On the other, I saw Thrill Ride, I don't know where, but I did, and yeah, I just want to read it, and all the rest of her books!

Website

Series: Dark Guardian.

Dark Guardian: Moonlight and her site, my review, Full Moon and her site, my review, Dark Side of the Moon and her site, my review, Shadow of the Moon and her site, my review.

Companion Books: Trouble from the Start and her site, my review, The Boyfriend Project and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: The Boyfriend League and her site, my review, Caribbean Cruising and her site, my review, Love on the Lifts and her site, my review, Thrill Ride and her site, my review, Snowed In and her site, my review, Labor of Love and her site, my review, Suite Dreams and her site, my review, Island Girls (And Boys) and her site, my review.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 6 and Wrap Up

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my last review, Alive. Which is about as many reviews as I can write, though I cut it pretty close to the deadline! So how did you guys do? Happy reading and reviewing!


Goals: 6
Reviews: 6

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 5

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Familiar Things, and I'll be reviewing Alive.


Goals: 6
Reviews: 5

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 4

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Pretty Crooked, Pretty Sly, Pretty Wanted, and I'll be reviewing Familiar Things.


Goals: 6
Reviews: 4

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 3

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, A Million Suns, and I'll be reviewing Pretty Crooked, Pretty Sly, Pretty Wanted.


Goals: 6
Reviews: 3

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 2

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Trouble from the Start and The Boyfriend Project, and I'll be reviewing A Million Suns.


Goals: 6
Reviews: 2

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 1

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my first review, Wicked Games and Reckless Hearts, and I'll be reviewing Trouble from the Start and The Boyfriend Project. OK, not the start that I wanted to get to, but oh, well. I can get these 5 other reviews in today!


Goals: 6
Reviews: 1

Week 26 Review: Alive

From Goodreads:
Stella Cross's heart is poisoned.

After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable. 

Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?

After all, the heart never lies...does it? 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book! I really enjoyed how we readers know that there was something off about Levi, but then finding out what exactly was going on? That was really unique, and I hadn't heard of that, but so great to read about!

So this is the second book in recent memory dealing with a heart transplant, but this time, from the perspective of the person who received the heart. So it's not something that's all that common in YA, so I'm glad for the uniqueness there!

I did find the romance a bit over the top. What with what was going on, the "literal ache" in her heart, and the reason for that, yeah, made things feel a bit strange. Plus, the whole "boy best friend is in love with her" thing, and the relationship there, a bit cliché, but I liked how it worked out!

The way that everything came together, and how they dealt with Levi, that was really fantastic! Very great to read, so fast-paced, the connections being made, making sense, that was just really great to read about!

Really great book, and I enjoyed it a lot, and a really great début book!

Author: Chandler Baker
Read: June 25th, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Published: June 9th 2015
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: Familiar Things

From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old witch Everrose Morgantwill isn't sure which monster is causing her more trouble—the ten-foot-tall wildcat she's attracted as her familiar, or her emotionally unstable boyfriend. 

Half her spells go nowhere, and people always have trouble remembering her name, but even so—Everrose's life is idyllic. Born and raised in All Hollows County, a secretive world created by powerful witches and warlocks for the protection of the magically inclined, she's never had to fear persecution. In All Hollows, magic is used openly. A great spell known as the Nestle Ward isolates and protects it, though there is one odd little side effect. 

In our world, it's 2015. In All Hollows, it's 1958. 

Between sewing the perfect high school wardrobe, experimenting with red lipstick and cake mascara, and dreaming about prom, Everrose has a lot on her mind. When her steady boyfriend returns from a trip to "the Layside" a changed warlock, however—she notices. Handsome Vincent Olwen was affectionate and self-effacing when he left, but he's come back acting sullen and withdrawn. Everrose is lost for an explanation—and lost for what to do.

Troubled by the changes she sees in Vincent, Everrose tries to distract herself by searching for her first familiar—a rite of passage for sixteen-year-olds in All Hollows. But when she does make the Connexion, it's with the last animal she would've ever expected—a massive, terrifying wildeor called a trothenbeast. Only powerful witches and warlocks attract wildeors as familiars. Yet, when it comes to magic, Everrose is completely inept. It makes no sense. Weirder still, the beast fails to alert Everrose to the presence of magic, and refuses to shadow her. In short, he doesn't act like a protecting, guiding familiar animal at all. 

Faced with all of this, Everrose is just about ready to throw in the towel. Before she can, though, she learns that the trothenbeast has been cursed by an evil witch named Ebonella Rosu—and that Ebonella wants him back. 

Everrose must contend with a witch who wants her dead, a familiar who needs her protection, and a boyfriend who's changing before her eyes. When she finally reaches out for help, she finds it from an unlikely source—her boyfriend's moody, somewhat mysterious father, the mayor of her little town. What secrets does Roderick Olwen harbor? And what do they have to do with Everrose herself?

My Review:
I am so glad that I read this book! It was so fantastic, wonderful to read, and just a pure joy to read! I don't buy very many e-books, but this one I did, simply because I had to read it! And I'm so glad that I did, this book, it was just terrific!

To be honest, before I read this book, I was not having a good day, and was wishing for something good to come along. Then I found this book, and I dove right it! And then read it till I finished it at 1 in the morning! That's how entranced by this book I was!

Loved the world, of the Nestle Ward, and how while they used to be at the same time as us, our time goes quicker, so while we're in 2015, they're in the 50's. Which means vocabulary, clothing, culture. Well, besides magic. And technology approved by the group.

Technology is something that was a bit of a sticking point, because of her boyfriend. Because he wants to bring our modern technology to their world. Honestly, I think he's pretty right, though he went about it the wrong way! That they should do what they do, but speed up the schedule, because they are behind, they'll probably always be behind. So why not have modern day technology, with 50's culture?

This world of familiars, and Everrose's familiar being a trothenbeast. And all the issues and things that came along with that! It was just so fantastic, and all the clues that were there, as things came out, and with the bit of the mystery, oh, man, this book!

Favourite lines: "They're jealous. If they were any greener with envy, we could zap them through the Ward and make the Laysiders think they were being invaded by Martians." Yeah, we would, because that's how strange and powerful her position is! "This evening, Monday, October 9th, I stole from you the following supplies. I will make full payment. It might take a while, because I'm just a high school student. But I promise I will. – E.M" This is totally weird, but they are in a 50's mentality!

I mean, I loved it so much, it was so fantastic! Loved it, and I really can't wait for the sequel, because I want to know more about this world, these characters-I'm invested in them!

Author: Lia Habel
Series: A Book of All Hollows #1
Read: June 23rd, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: It looked utterly fantastic, I needed a good thing in my rotten day, and it's a Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Kitten Perfume Publishing
Published: October 28th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Reviews: Pretty Crooked, Pretty Sly, Pretty Wanted



From Goodreads:
Willa's secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa's turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her "friends"-known to everyone as the Glitterati-without them suspecting a thing, is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she'd thought it'd be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the "wrong" side of town, is way more fun than she'd expected.

The complication Willa didn't expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep's most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her-evening the social playing field between the have and have-nots. There's no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of burglaries at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could he wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

From Goodreads:
Willa Fox was told to stay out of trouble. In fact, it was an order from a very serious juvenile court judge.

However, that was before Willa found her house ransacked and a mysterious email from her mother telling Willa she had to leave Paradise Valley for a while and not to come looking for her. Willa knows her mom's in danger and that no one at school will miss her after her recent sticky-fingered stunts with the Glitterati. So with the help of her pal Tre and with her degenerate crush Aidan as her wingman, Willa violates her probation and hits the California highway in search of her mom.

But when Willa and Aidan's journey turns dangerously criminal and they wind up being the focus of a national manhunt, they realize it's sometimes easier to escape the law than the truth—and that everything Willa thought she knew about her mom, and her life, was wrong.

Pretty Sly is Elisa Ludwig's fast-paced sequel to Pretty Crooked, the second book in a trilogy that's pitch-perfect for fans of Ally Carter. With a daring heroine who has one-of-a-kind spunk, a roller-coaster Bonnie and Clyde romance, a thrilling mystery, and a shocking twist ending, this book will have readers rooting for Willa as she makes the wrong choices to do the right thing. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the series conclusion. 

From Goodreads:

Willa's string of good-hearted but ill-conceived thefts at her former high school catapulted her into a life she hardly knows. She became a cult hero, but soon afterward, her mom disappeared, leaving only a cryptic message. When Willa hit the California highway to find her, she discovered a dark family secret: Joanne Fox is not who she says she is-and neither is Willa. Now, Willa and fellow trouble-maker Aidan must race to St. Louis, Missouri, Willa's birthplace. There, they hope to find answers about Willa's past. But uncovering the truth requires solving a decades-old murder case.


Unfortunately, the perps are still out there . . . and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the case cold. With Willa's face on the nightly news and the police hot on her trail, it might not matter that Aidan and her friend Tre are there to help. Willa's only hope is to find the truth before it finds her first. 

My first review of Pretty Crooked
My Review:
Reading these books back to back, that was really fantastic! It'd been a while since I read Pretty Crooked, and in that time, the rest of the series came out, so yeah, I did have the ability to read them back to back, and I enjoyed doing that so much!

One thing that I noticed-and really enjoyed-was how each book, the tone was different, as well as having grown from the previous book. The first book was all Robin Hood with bits of the mystery to come. Then Sly was a bit of an action mystery, from place to place. While Wanted was a deeper mystery in St. Louis. Really fantastic to read!

I really enjoyed how we saw characters from book to book. Mostly Willa and Aidan, but also Tre and Cherise. Mostly because Willa and Aidan were on the move for most of the later thirds of the trilogy, instead of in Paradise Valley!

There were secrets that were revealed over the course of the books. Like the fact that Joanna, the woman Willa thought was her mom, was really her half sister, that's a pretty big thing! But then the mystery of her-their-mother, there was a lot going on there, too! And then we finally find out why Aidan was kicked out of school! Finally!

So fantastic, reading these books, the whole romance thing, I thought it could've ended a bit differently, but yeah, it was so great to read these books!

Author: Elisa Ludwig
Series: Pretty Crooked #1, 2, 3
First Read: September 27th, 2012
Read: June 22nd, 22nd, 24th, 2015
Source: Tuebl, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved Pretty Crooked the first time, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books, and Pretty Wanted is a End of Series 2015 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: March 13th 2012, March 18th 2014, March 17th 2015

Pretty Crooked:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
/5 Stars









Pretty Sly:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
/5 Stars









Pretty Wanted:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Review: A Million Suns

From Goodreads:
Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It's been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he's always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship.

My first review of A Million Suns
My Review:
Man, reading this book, it was just so great. I did have a bit of a space between Across the Universe and this book, which I regret a bit, but oh, well, just reading this book made things better! I mean, so much happens in this book!

I'd forgotten most of what happened in this book, besides the whole inertia/moving thing, and that they're already at the planet. but I'd forgotten about the clues that Orion left for Amy, and who the bad guys were, and pretty much every little thing!

It sucked to be Elder in this book, because hey, he made the right choice, nobody should be on Phydus, but now that the people are off of it, well, they're people, and things descend into chaos. And rebellion. Lots of stuff going on!

That ending, just, yeah, that was so great! That Doc was the bad guy, along with her, and how everything came together there, that they could land on the planet, well, yeah, that was really fantastic!

Favourite line: "The room is messy in a way only a boy's room can be messy: clothes everywhere, despite the fact he's got a 'hamper' that automatically cleans clothes right there." Yeah, that's such a boy thing to do!

Yes, fantastic book, and now I'm just itching to read Shades of Earth again!

Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe #2
First Read: September 19th, 2012
Read: June 22nd, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and it's a 2015 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: January 10th 2012
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Reviews: Trouble From the Start, The Boyfriend Project


From Goodreads:
One of two companion novels from beach-read favorite Rachel Hawthorne, this cute, romantic paperback original is about a good girl who falls for a bad guy.

Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can't seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn't bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster? 

Trouble from the Start releases simultaneously with companion novel The Boyfriend Project. These heartwarming paperback originals are the perfect summer reads, great for fans of Jennifer Echols, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti.

From Goodreads:
Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti, The Boyfriend Project is a romantic read about a girl who wishes her sweet boyfriend had a little more edge.

Kendall and her boyfriend, Jeremy, have been together forever, and Kendall is starting to wonder if Jeremy is a little boring. . . . So she embarks on a boyfriend makeover. But as Jeremy learns to strut his stuff, other girls start to notice him and, what's worse, he's noticing them back. Then Jeremy breaks up with Kendall and she realizes her makeover project was the ultimate disaster. Is the sweet boyfriend she loved gone forever?

A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne's paperback original Trouble from the Start, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.

My Review:
I am really glad that I read these books, and in the order that I did, seeing as Trouble From the Start is the beginning of summer, and The Boyfriend Project takes place later in the summer, after Trouble From the Start ended!

I did enjoy reading about Avery and Fletcher more then Kendall and Jeremy, but it wasn't about the characters themselves, it was more about what they were going through, which yeah, is affected by who they are, but that's just the way my head works!

I did have a bit of a harder time reading The Boyfriend Project, because it took longer then less then a day, it felt a bit slower, and it was just a tiny bit harder to get into. Which is why it took me a bit longer to get around reviewing them both!

I just loved the summer feel, seeing as it's summer in the books, and it's summer right now, here. Though I would wish for cooler temperatures in real life, it's nice to enjoy summer through a book, these were pretty perfect beach reads!

Favourite lines from Trouble from the Start: "Taking advantage of me would be stupid. My dad's a cop. He carried a gun." I love how she says that! "Hot guy giving me ride. Catch U l8r. 'That's not what I wanted to say. And you're so not hot.' 'It's eighty degrees out. Course I'm hot.'" Uh, yeah, that's the kind of hot the recipients of the text are going to think of!

Yeah, it was really great to read these books, they were just so great!

Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Read: June 21st, 21st, 2015
Source: Edelweiss, Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and they're SAC 2015 Books, but companions, and Trouble from the Start is a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: April 28th 2015, April 28th 2015

Trouble from the Start:
4.5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Boyfriend Project
4.5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 26 Reviews: Wicked Games, Reckless Hearts


From Goodreads:
Wicked Games is the first book in a sexy thriller series where passion, lies, and revenge collide-perfect for fans of Simone Elkeles and Sara Shepard.

To all the locals in the small beach town of Dream Point, Carter and Lilah seem like the perfect It Couple-but their relationship is about to brutally unravel before everyone's eyes.

Carter has always been a good guy, and while Lilah has a troubled past, she's been a loyal girlfriend for the last four years. When smart, sexy Jules enters the picture at a senior-year bash, Carter succumbs to temptation. And when Lilah catches wind of his betrayal, she decides that Jules needs to pay.

By the end of the summer, the line between right and wrong will be blurred beyond recognition. Blood will be shed. Nothing in Dream Point will ever be the same.

This juicy summer read will keep readers turning pages until the shocking, nail-biting finale.

From Goodreads:
What do you do if you find yourself fantasizing about kissing your best friend? Sensitive guitarist Jake has been asking himself that same question for a long time, and there's no easy answer. Telling his dream girl –talented anime artist Elena– about his feelings might lead to the ultimate rejection, but not telling her just might kill him.


Before Jake can make his move, though, a new mysterious guy enters the picture in an unexpected way. In Elena's mind, Harlow is excitement-personified: a rebellious yet kindred spirit who she instantly connected with online. Jake's gut is telling him that something about Harlow is off, and that Elena is in way over her head, but the more Jake pushes the issue, the more he pushes Elena right into Harlow's arms –and into a tragedy that neither of them would ever see coming.

My Review:
Yeah, I really enjoyed these books! Not as much as I could, sure, but they were pretty entertaining to read! Wicked Games was a bit harder to get into, because they started off making pretty wrong choices, while Reckless Hearts was much easier!

Yeah, I liked Reckless Hearts better then Wicked Games, because it's not like Elena or Jake did anything to Nathaniel-until he did what he did to them. On the other hand, Carter cheated on Lilah with Jules. Even if she was acting like she was, he should've broken up with her sooner, not cheated on her!

I enjoyed how these books were connected, set in the same town, with Reckless Hearts having a mention of the events of Wicked Games, and some characters showing up in both books, but I would've loved to found out what happened after the ending of Wicked Games!

Because, boy, did I enjoy that ending, and the ending of Reckless Hearts. Wicked Games, it was like things were starting over again, that Carter was the new Lilah. But in Reckless Hearts, it was even bigger, and I just want to know what's going to happen next!

Pretty great books, and yeah, I enjoyed them a lot!

Author: Sean Olin
Series: Wicked Games #1, 2
Read: June 20th, 20th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: June 10th 2014
Expected Publication: November 24th 2015

Wicked Games:
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars









Reckless Hearts:
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars