Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Brie Lives Her Fantasy


Brie Lives Her Fantasy
Brie Lives Her Fantasy by Red Phoenix

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ADULT CONTENT

I love these short stories; they always leave me wanting more and the book to be longer. Brie Lives Her Fantasy was HOT! It's auction day and Brie is auctioned off to one of Russia's highly respected Dom's, she does not know this though until afterwards. Rytsar fulfilled Brie's fantasy and was very imaginative! As always, Mary is a queen B, but also leaves out important information that causes her to get into trouble. I cannot wait to read the next book, highly recommend these books.



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Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Mystery Man


Mystery Man
Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ADULT CONTENT

I thought I was never going to finish this book! My kindle messed up right after starting this and I counted down the days until I received my new one to finish reading this. First off, this book was AMAZING! This book had so many hot, possessive men mmm mmm mmm!

“I felt a warm hand on the skin of my lower back.”
I twisted my neck, looked up and there he was.
I held my breath and he asked, “You comin’ or what?”
That was it. That was his pickup line. “You comin’ or what?”
I went.”

Gwen has been having a booty call with a man she knows nothing about for over a year. He sneaks into her house unexpectedly and after they are done, he disappears. What she does not know is, is that he has been monitoring her ever since he laid eyes on her. Gwen’s sister ends up getting into a big mess and owes a ton of money to “bad” people causing Gwen to be threatened. After confronting a biker gang to find her sister, and meeting Tack (hottie) her mystery man comes into the picture and becomes possessive. Lawson the police chief (also hottie) then interrogates her. At this time, I am jealous of all the hot men surrounding her.

Hawk AKA mystery man is the definition of Alpha Male. He is the leader of his commando’s, ex Army man, did I mention possessive, dimples, and totally swoon worthy! Gwen is a book editor, Cosmo sipping, cookie dough eater who LOVES shoes. She is independent and a smartass. I loved these two characters, although Hawk sometimes would irritate me in some parts of the book. I mean who puts camera’s in someone’s house and tracks their car?!

“You're in deep with me, aren't you, baby?"
I whispered my question just to confirm.
"Drowning." he whispered back.”

I highly recommend this book to those who want to enjoy a funny but sexy read.




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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Lover Awakened


Lover Awakened
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



What a great story!! Out of the series, so far this has to be my favorite! I could not stand Z before in the other books, but in Lover Awakened, everything just changed! He is probably one of my favorite Brothers now. The story between him and Bella is so sad and heart wrenching, but I am glad we finally got to learn about his past.

There were definitely moments in the book where I just wanted to reach out and shake Zsadist. As the story went along though, he kept getting better and better. Bella showed a great amount of patience and helped him open up and just let go.

I do hate a part in the book though; I am disappointed that one of the characters ends up dying. I seriously cried during that part. However, I cannot wait to read the rest of the series and find out what is to come.

“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”

If you have not read this series yet, I highly recommend it! They just keep getting better & better.




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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: Storm Warning (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #179)


Storm Warning (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #179)
Storm Warning (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #179) by Linda Hall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Nori Edwards decides to start her life over by moving to Maine and redoing cabins. She has lost her husband and grief has caused Nori to lose faith in God, but her two daughter's never lost that faith and are away and a Christian Camp. Here she meets Steve, who also has his own battles. The two end up getting close, especially since he is working on the cabin. Things start to get weird when Nori's windows would be open, the doors would be unlocked, an the "ghost" tale is swarming with the locals.


This was a wonderful quick read that I enjoyed. I am certain that I have never read Love Inspired books, but decided to give this a try. This is the kind of book you read, and at the end you just have a overall good feeling. Lately, I am in the mood to become intune with Faith and this book was just what I needed.




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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: Someone Else's Fairytale


Someone Else's Fairytale
Someone Else's Fairytale by Emily Mah Tippetts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Someone Else’s Fairytale beings with Chloe Winters and her two friends Matthew and Lori; they are heading to their college to be extras in a movie. Chloe does not find this fun at all, and would much rather be somewhere else. All the girls are screaming and swooning over Jason Vanderholt, but not Chloe. When Jason stops in front of Chloe he starts asking questions, she is reluctant, and could care less if he knows some of her family. From then on Jason goes out of his way to talk and hang out with her.


Chloe is hard working and determined to do well in school and get into grad school. She has had a rough childhood, but somehow still manages to smile. You learn about her past and about her “family”, which is something she hates to discuss. Something about Chloe is she does not “hook up”, and is pretty much saving herself. She has had issues in the past were people ended up leaving because of this.


Jason is an actor and popular with the ladies. His character was sweet, charming, and nice. To be an actor he was not cocky, and tried his hardest to get Chloe to notice him. His family was incredible. They were all family orientated. However, he also has a past, which has shaped his character.


I enjoyed this book and how real the characters were. All the characters in the book were great, and I loved how Chloe and Jason never assumed anything but would talk everything out. The story was wonderful, and I had moments where I wanted to take her place in the book! It was a sweet read and had a fairytale touch to it; definitely did not want the book to end. I recommend this book to everyone, you will not regret it!




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Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Monday- What are you reading?



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.


I'm currently reading:
Someone Else's Fairytale


Someone Else's Fairytale
Up Next:
The Cupid War: All Love Is Warfare

The Cupid War

That Thing Called Love
That Thing Called Love

Temptation


Temptation

What are you reading? Leave a comment below!

xo Kayla

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Review: Somebody To Love


Somebody To Love
Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Parker Welles is a single mother and a children's author. Life at the beginning is wonderful, she is a trust fund baby, & her book is turning into a movie. Bu then things goes downhill when her father ends up in jail. Her father ends up taking her money to pay off what damage he has done, and Parker ends up losing the house. To make matters worse her son is spending three weeks with his dad Ethan and his wife Lucy traveling. Parker finds out that her long lost aunt has left her a house and decides to go to Gideon's Cove, Maine to sell the house. So much for trying to sell the house right when she gets there though. The house is a dump and a shack that is falling apart. Her aunt was a hoarder and can barely move around in the house for so much stuff.

Then comes "Thing One" her father's lawyer. James ends up helping Parker with the house even though she is not very fond of him. Can they work out their differences and get along? Parker ends up getting a job at her cousin's flower shop and she ends up enjoying it. However, with the house coming along nice and her son coming home soon, will she stay or will she move back to Rhode Island?

I very much enjoyed both characters, they both have parents that you just want to shake and say "Wake UP!” Both families just got on my nerves, but that is the only thing in the book that irritated me.

Somebody to Love is a wonderful sweet read. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. There were moments I would have tears in my eyes and then smiling cheering for the characters. I loved the setting in Gideon's Cove, Maine. It sounds like a nice quiet town where everyone knows everybody. I highly recommend this book!



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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review: The Hand of God

The Hand of God (Pastor Charlie Book 1)

The Hand of God by Tim Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I started this book and literally could not put it down. It was a great book, that in the beginning it sort of reminded me of the show Dexter.

Pastor Charlie is a minister who kills sinners because of his calling from God. He likes to refer to himself as "The Hand of God". No one has a clue about his secret, until someone shows up claiming someone will pop up and seem to be someone they are not. Later on in the book he meets both the Devil & Jesus. Things start to get weird for Charlie and it is good vs. evil with lots of twists and turns.

This book does have some gruesome descriptions, but if you are like me that is not a problem. Overall, the book was great, and I cannot wait to read the next!





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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

IMM 6

Hey guys! Here is my haul, I went to Books A Million and picked up a few books. I could spend hours in that store, love it!








I am excited to start the second series in the Maze Runner, the first one was just amazing!

What is in your mailbox this week? Comment below!

xo Kayla

Friday, May 11, 2012

Review: Sleeping Handsome


Sleeping Handsome
Sleeping Handsome by Jean Haus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Paige is a high school student who gets in trouble over an assignment. To make it up she ends up doing community service, something that will help her drama lessons. Her community service so happens to be watching Zach, this handsome teenager who is in a coma after falling off a cliff. First of all, I did not like Paige; she seemed arrogant and self-centered. She was excessively worried about being popular and she was always complaining about her so-called friend. Once she starts staying with Zach everyday and reading his journal aloud to him, she starts to change. This was a great short story, and the ending was sweet. The "sleeping beauty" plot was just romantic.

This is free on Amazon check it out:
Sleeping Handsome



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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Review: Something Like Normal


Something Like Normal
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Nineteen-year-old Travis has been serving in Afghanistan and is now returning home to Fort Myers for leave. Waiting at his airport is his mother, but his dad and his brother did not show up. Life is not great when he comes home; he blanks out and thinks about all the horrible things that he had to endure. Plus his family, who I just wanted to slap and knock them into reality- except his mother. You find out fast his father is worthless and only worries about himself. His mother makes it up by being this great wonderful mother figure, which supports her son throughout the entire book. I loved her character! His brother stole his girlfriend Paige and even his car that he paid for and fixed up. To make matters worse he keeps having reoccurring dreams of his friend Charlie’s death that he is trying to save.

He ends up meeting Harper one night, who is a former classmate; they have a past, which is not so good. She despises him for when rumors spread and he did not deny them. Travis ends up being punched in the face by her, which is just priceless. They end up working things out, until another obstacle comes along. Paige keeps sneaking into his room and his family finds out one night, in order for his brother not to tell Harper, he is forced into telling her himself. Will she stay or will she leave? Harper is just that character who brings out the best in people, and someone who helps you when you are at your lowest point. I loved her character; she has her own struggles and is just overall a great character.

This was an emotional read there were times I would cry throughout the story. I have had friends who have gone to Afghanistan, but you never know exactly what all they have gone through, or seen. It is a very realistic book, people make mistakes in life and with this read, you got that. I recommend you guys to definitely read it. You will not regret it!

My favorite quote from this book:
“I don't know if my life will ever be completely normal again, but something like normal is a good start.”




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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


Burn for Burn
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

Burn for Burn




Review: The Unquiet


The Unquiet
The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Meet the main character Rinn, she is bipolar but is now managing to keep it under control. Her grandma died in a house fire and now her parents are splitting up, which Rinn blames herself. Rinn and her mother end up leaving California and heads to a small town that her mother grew up in. On the first day of school, she hears about the school being haunted near the tunnel/pool area, and is eager to get all the details. She soon learns that she is living in the house of the dead girl’s grandmother who ended up hanging herself. However, she still wants to live there? (If that was me I would be packing up my bags and running towards the nearest exist!) Things end up getting weirder the longer they stay in the house and people who sneak into the tunnel area alone never come out the same.

I enjoyed this book, there were moments were I would get "paranoid" and pull the covers up closer to me. It is a little creepy, well I think so anyways. I stayed up very late to finish this book, the ending is so bizarre, and such a major shock that I could not put it down.

At the end of the book, the author ends it by saying that she got the whole idea from a school she went to and people claimed the tunnel was haunted, to me I thought that was very interesting and how she ended up writing about the story.

I do recommend this book, it comes out July 17th, 2012! Check it out.



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Monday, May 7, 2012

IMM 5




Hey guys! I have not bought anything the past two weeks, what?! Shocker I know! I have received a few from Netgalley & scored a couple of freebies from Amazon :)



The UnquietNetGalley

The Unquiet
Check it out on Goodreads
I am reading this right now & I must say it is a little creepy!

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself


Something Like Normal 
Something Like Normal
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When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.


 
One Moment
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One Moment
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

Freebies

Of Noble Birth
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Midnight Sun
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Breathless
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Pretty When She Dies
Check it out on Goodreads
 
Better Off Without Him
Check it out on Goodreads
 
 
 
For Review
 
The View
 
I got asked to review this book, and I must say it sounds pretty interesting so I accepted it.
Check it out:
 
 
 
The View is a romantic mystery thriller. Jack Moore is an innocent, whose life is tragically changed by the after effects of a Mafia hit. His grief is driving him closer towards realizing his suicidal fantasies. He separates himself from his family and moves to the Hamptons for the summer to heal emotionally and physically. It has been six months since the accident and Jack is still searching for answers he doesn't know the questions to.
What hasn't the FBI told him?
Justin Lovett is the prosecuting attorney in the upcoming trial of crime boss Red Cabon who is systematically killing key witnesses, all from his jail cell. How does he know where the hidden witnesses are? Their is a leak in the justice system and Lovett needs to find it before he has no more witnesses.
Then Jack sees Maria from across the bay. He is attracted to her but each sensual stirring is associated with an equally painful memory of what he has lost. Will he ever be able to love again?
Maria has a secret of her own, one that could get her and Jack Killed.
The story accelerates rapidly with Jack and Maria having to rely on the friends they have met in the past few weeks and themselves, for survival.
 
 
 
Well there is my list. I'm not sure if the freebies on amazon are still free or not. I downloaded them to my kindle a couple days ago. 
 
So what did you get this week? Comment & share :) 
 
Until then
 
Happy Reading!
 
xo Kayla
 









Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: The Maze Runner


The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



"Holy Shuck" this book was pretty awesome. The Maze Runner just became another favorite of mine. Couple of pages in and I was hooked and could not put it down.

Thomas the MC wakes up in a box inside the "Glade" with no memory at all. When the box opens other boys surround him and they come off as "bitter" at the beginning. Some have been there for years and have learned to keep schedule in order to survive. Thomas wants answers but only gets short replies, which the others have no clue what is going on either. The next day after Thomas arrived, a girl arrives. Say what?! She is the only girl to show up, and the guys are finding it odd. People are blaming Thomas for all of this. From then on things start to change and gets a little crazy.

Can they survive and make it through the maze alive?

This book has many twists and turns, that will keep you hooked. There is never a "boring" moment in this book, I felt like he kept the action going. Some people do not like how the author writes and his "slang" but honestly, it did not bother me. Another thing I liked is the author’s imagination. How he came up and described the "Grievers” is just awesome and creepy at the same time.

I highly recommend this book if you have not read it. I cannot wait until the second book; the ending is just a shocker and a major cliffhanger!

“You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!”




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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quick Update

Hey guys! I know I been slacking at updating my blog & doing reviews, but bare with me. I will get back in the grinkd!

 Also I signed up for a twitter and if you could just follow me I would appreciate it:



Happy Reading!

xo Kayla

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Monday- What are you reading?



It's Monday- What are you reading is hosted by Book Journey. Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

I feel like I am slacking a bit in reading & posting reviews. I just been very busy & too many things going on.


Just Finished:

The Academie
I enjoyed this book, it was really good. But I did get a little bit confused due to changing characters every chapter. But overall good book!

The Académie

Currently Reading:

The Glimpse

The Glimpse
^ I just got this book & could not wait to start it! I started it last night but could not hold my eyes open so ended up going to sleep!

I am still reading:


Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)

^ I do not know if I'll finish this one, I just cannot get into it


Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)


What are you reading? Leave a comment below.

xo Kayla



Sunday, April 22, 2012

IMM (4)

In my Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature hosted by The Story Siren that showcases all the books we have received this week.


This week I received two books from netgalley for review:
The Glimpse
The Glimpse by Claire Merle

Summer Days (Fool's Gold, #7)
Summer Days by Susan Mallery
 I went to Books A Million yesterday and picked up two:
Winter Garden
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner


What's in your mail box this week? Leave your links below!

xo Happy Reading

Kayla






Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday- What are you reading?


It's Monday- What are you reading is hosted by Book Journey. Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

Currently Reading:



Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)


What's Next?


Second Glance


The Peculiars


That's my list. What is on yours?

Happy Reading,

xo Kayla

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: How to Date an Alien


How to Date an Alien
How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I won this book through goodreads and I must say that it is an excellent read.

Alex the MC is trying to get into Columbia University, but is lacking some extracurricular activities. She decides to take on an internship at her dads "military base Circe", which she comes to find out aliens are working with humans. She is just blown away when she arrives and even is attacked upon arriving. However, like a knight in shining armor, Ace comes to the rescue.

Ace is an alien, and a Caltian at that. Which you learn are like the "jocks" of high school. Alex is drawn to Ace and ends up being his partner working at the base. Relationships between humans and aliens is against the rules, but that does not stop these two star crossed lovers. Things start to hit the fan when Ace and Alex start dating. People are trying to keep them away, but they end up going through a big mess to save each other’s lives. This book has a mix of a Romeo & Juliet vibe to it.


This overall is a good book; I love the way that Magan Vernon wrote and some of the things she came up with to just help get that "mental picture". I am sure I have never read an alien based book, but I am always up to reading something new. I decided to try it and loved it. Can not wait to read the next book in this series!




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Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: Sweetness


Sweetness
Sweetness by Lindsay Paige

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I got asked to review Sweetness and I am very glad that I accepted. This book deals with a lot of emotional issues, that are very realistic.

The MC Emily is a new girl in town, she is very quiet and keeps to herself. Her mother has done and said terrible things that she will never forget. In class one day she gets paired with Jake, he also has issues that he deals with. He has lost his mother to cancer and his dad drinks his problems away every night leaving Jake to take care of his little brother Drake. Once paired, Jake tries to learn more about Emily and figure out the way she is. Little by little Emily starts opening up about her past. But can Jake help Emily mend her broken heart?

I feel the book left me with a huge cliffhanger! I can not wait to read the second book in this series. It was a short, yet emotional story. I do recommend this book to others. It will leave you hooked, wanting to read the next book.



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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Wrap Up

This month I read 7 books, should've been more but I have to study for my CPC exam coming up in March. This month's list included:

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Torn by Stephanie Guerra

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker

Fallen by Lauren Kate

So that brings my ebooks up two more

9/25

My total I've read

17/50 for my overall goal.

I have a feeling I will pass that up :)

How are you all doing on your challenges?

XO Kayla

IMM (3)

In my Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature hosted by The Story Siren that showcases all the books we have received this week.


I went and got these from the library. I wanted to pick some from my TBR pile that has been there for awhile. It's a short list this week.



Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (I'm reading this now and it is pretty good & hilarious!)

Already Home by Susan Mallery

What's in your mail box?

XO Kayla
 


Wishlist Wednesday

"Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. " You can find the website here : @ Pen to Paper

A Midsummer's Nightmare
Whitley Johnsons dream summer with her divorce dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiancee and her kids. The fiancee’s son? Whitley’s one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin’ great.

Worse, she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn’t even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she’s ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn’t “do” friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn’t her stepbrother... at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger’s most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.


Expected publication: June 5th 2012 by Poppy

This book still has a while to get published but it sounds interesting and the cover is just pretty. Looks like a good summer beach read, which lately I can not wait until summer!

What's on your wish list this week?

XO Kayla

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

"Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. " You can find the website here : @ Pen to Paper

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)
She’s a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire...

He’s the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all — but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames

This is to be released June 26, 2012. I love the cover ;) very sexy and it sounds like an amazing read. Love vampire books!

What's on your wishlist?

Happy Reading
XO

Review: Unbreak My Heart


Unbreak My Heart
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Clementine Williams had a great group of friends until she started falling for her best friend Amanda's boyfriend Ethan. After spending one night with Ethan her entire friendship changes. Although Clem did not do anything, people are suspecting that they were hooking up. No one is talking to her now, and to make matters worse she is spending the entire summer on a boat.

While doing the loop, they meet Mr. Townsend and his son James while stopping at a dock. James rambles a lot and is always smiling, and Clem thinks he is cute. They end up hanging out a lot and he ends up helping her with her issues.

In Unbreak My Heart, it switches from past to the future, letting the reader know what really happened between Clem, Ethan, and Amanda. She also learns what is real and what is not. Her heart is not breaking for Ethan, it's for Amanda. She realizes she needs to stop reliving the past, and focus on the future.

This is a great read and a book that most people can relate to.



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Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number
Sophie Kinsella

I've Got Your Number: A Novel
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by The Dial Press

RATED IT: 5 STARS

I could not wait to start this book, I went out and bought it when it released. This book was everything I thought it would be. I've Got Your Number was a hilarious, page turning read. I literally could not put this down.

The MC is Poppy Wyatt who loses her engagement ring that is a family heirloom. To make matters worse she loses her phone, the number that she gave everyone in case they found her ring. But can you believe she found a phone right outside in a bin? Poppy ends up taking the phone that use to belong to Sam Roxton's PA Violet, who quit to model.

Sam is a successful businessman and ends up helping Poppy by making a fake ring to even helping her cheat in scrabble. Sam is confident, not much of a chatter, and serious. Poppy's future hubby Magnus Tavish is extremely intelligent, along with his entire family. They all have serious book smarts and even wrote a couple of books. Poppy feels out of place and a little insecure.

Sam and Poppy end up sharing the phone, she is always forwarding his emails that she receives on the phone in order to keep it until her ring shows up. They do text a lot and she even helps him with his business, when a crisis hits. Magnus and Poppy end up having a few differences, is it something to not worry about or just end up going along with the wedding?

This book has a lot of footnotes, which I did not really like. After I would read something I would have to skip down to see what she meant and then find my place again up top. Some footnotes are pretty funny though. There were some scenes in the book that I just wanted to smack Poppy, going through Sam's emails and then the thing with Magnus. But overall I loved this book!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Torn

Torn
Stephanie Guerra

Torn

Hardcover, 144 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2012

Torn was an excellent realistic teen read. We've all been there before, people trying to bring us to the "dark side". Everyone loves to gossip and start rumors on one another, even if most is not even real people still have it in the back of their mind. And that is what happened to Stella.

Stella Chavez is your average student, good grades, sort of a jock in high school, and gets along with  majority of the school. But truth is her dad was a major drug user and ended up leaving his family behind. Now Stella is picking up the pieces and helps her mother, whom works double shifts as a waitress, take care of her younger siblings Marcus and Jackie.

 Then comes Ruby who is new and you can tell first hand that she takes nothing from no one. She loves speaking her mind, dating much older guys, and smoking. Ruby has hidden secrets that you will find out that will blow your mind. Before too long, Stella and Ruby start hanging out. People at school start questioning why she is spending so much time with Ruby that she is a "whore" and been with half the college campus.  Stella ends up meeting Mike from Ruby, who's age difference is just two years, but to everyone in high school that's just nuts. But how far will Ruby go and what age limit does she stop at? Ruby and Stella have their differences and Stella's social life is taking a downfall due to rumors.  Stella's life is at stake, college applications need to be filled out, soccer is not much of a priority anymore, and girl's at school are planning something terrible at the end of graduation. Will she lose a friend, by going behind her back to help Ruby?

I highly recommend this book, it is a wonderful book that most people have experience or will experience in their life. This book kind of reminded me of the "Mean Girl" scene. Teenagers can be vicious and in Torn you definitely see this. This is a great fast paced read that I could not put down. I liked the way the author wrote, very easy to follow and makes you want to keep turning the pages.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and the Bookish . This Week's theme is : Books that broke your heart.


My Top Ten Nine Books:

The Notebook
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffengger

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

The Pact
The Pact by Jodi Picoult

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tempted (House of Night, #6)
Tempted by P.C. Cast

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

There is my top nine, I know I am missing one, but I can not think of another.
What is on your list? Leave me a comment and let me know
Thanks.

Happy Valentines Day & Have A Great Day!
xoxo
Kayla