Saturday, September 3, 2016

And I Darken By Kirsten White Review

           And I Darken by Kiersten Whit


Synopsis :

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. 

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion. 

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

Amazon Buy link - Here -

Review : 

Amazing !! It was a world-wind of beautiful places , and phenomenal characters. White created such an unique and intriguing plot and world. I couldn't turn pages fast enough . Lada Dragwlya was so unique and different than most heroines, she was raw, kick butt and fierce . Radu was handsome , lovely , and tender. Mehmed oh sweet Mehmed, I just loved his character and how real he was. 
            The book started as Lada and Radu young and followed them as they grew and traveled. It was so cool and creative. 
          I want more and can not wait for the next one !!!
5/5 Stars

About the Author : 
KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy; the dark thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies; The Chaos of Stars; and Illusions of Fate. She also coauthored In the Shadows with Jim Di Bartolo. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times. Visit Kiersten online at and follow @kierstenwhite on Twitter.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

PS. I Like You by Kasie West Review

Ps, I Like You by Kasie West

SynopsisSigned, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

Review: Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! Amazing !!!! Kasie West has done it again ! I almost read it in one sitting . She draws you in with the funny and interesting main characters gives them a crazy / normal and relatable lifes . Then adds a great/ intriguing male character and a plot that you think you might know the end to which leaves you wanting more and more till you turn the last page. West books are fluffy and dripping with goodness ! She can write 20 thousand more of these contemporary books and I don't think I will get sick of them !!! I will read them all !

- I guess Zack would be who I casted for Lily anonymous writer.. Heres a few gifs for the book. 

About the Author: 
I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016



Who doesn't love Adele . So I got a little creative with her new album and decided to put together a book tag from the titles of her new songs.   listen to full album here  - 25

Hello - A book that brought everything together in the end ... (The Feels)
- This book was just a great short Contempory read. I loved every minute of it, and it ended perfectly... to me. 
* Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Synopsis- Goodreads

When Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat with computer avatars). The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
But simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far.

Send My Love ( To Your New Lover)- A book that you realize your happy its ended. 
- Ahhh I don't know , I think I wanted this book so bad that when it was over I was almost surprised I was happy it was over. It was painful to read. 
* Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

I Miss You - A dark ( love) story
- This book is dark , mysterious , and well, very captivating. Not is the story have a dark twist , the characters have deep secrets making there love story so called " dark". 
* Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin 
synopsis ( For first book) (Goodreads) -

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 

She's wrong.

When We Were Young- A book that has past , present, and future love. 
- Need a good summer read this is your book. It swoon worthy , amazing sights , and hot boys. 
* The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han
Synopsis for first book (Goodreads)

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Remedy- A book couple that completes each other
- Don't start this series unless you have a few days free. No joke you will be addicted. Addicted for days and days.
* The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis for first & second book (Goodreads)  
There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot… until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?


Water Under The Bridge- A character that pushes his feelings away.
- Kai is a charmer but when it came to feelings and emotions.. he has water under the bridge ;)...
* Sweet Evil Series by Wendy Higgins
Synopsis for first book (Goodreads link) -
Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

River Lea- Past life effects there decisions in story.
- This book is written beautifully , and the characters have a deep past. Fantastic read, I want to re-read.
* Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway 
Synopsis (Goodreads)
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Love In The Dark - Back and forth love. 
- Don't want to give anything away if you haven't read this book. You should read it now, but Celaena love interests go back and forth and maybe, back again. ( This series is amazing and the hype for it is real and true.) 
* Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis for first book  ( Goodreads)-
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Million Years AgoA lot of reflection and growing in character and plot.
- A great contemporary read, a great story with great lyrics. 
* The Right Song by Shane Morgan 
Synopsis (Goodreads) 
Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love.
That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years.

Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams.

In deeply understanding the feelings of others and herself, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?

All I Ask Of You- A Moment that could change your life, for good or for bad.
- This book will make you cry, but it is worth reading. Buy some tissues,  some chocolate , and read away. 
* The last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Synopsis (Goodreads) -
There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

Sweetest Devotion- Characters that will stay by each other for forever and through anything.
- These two characters were fated to be together and they will   fight through anything. 
* The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Synopsis (Goodreads)
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

DUMPLIN' BY Julie Murphy Review

By Julie Murphy

Synopsis (Goodreads) 
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Dumplin' travling 

My Review:
Ahh Dumplin' was such a refreshing read. Julie Murphy did an amazing job touching on sensitive topics , new relationships, and friendships. The book did not lack humor nor did it lack some romance. I loved Willowdean she was an amazing character and strong. The story flowed all together making the pages easier to turn faster and faster. 5/5 Stars!! However I want more, way more! The cover says it all " Go Big or Go Home"

About The Author (Goodreads) -

Julie lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cat who tolerates her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray cats, she works at an academic library. Side Effects May Vary is Julie's debut novel.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Review

The Unexpected Everything
By Morgan Matson

Synopsis (Goodreads) -
Andie had it all planned out. 

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. 

And where’s the fun in that?

My Review- 
Unexpected Everything Is unique and a very fast read. At the first chapter I was not sure if I was going to enjoy the book but after the first chapter it took off. The plot picked up and the characters started to develop. A very summery and Contemporary read. The book ended and I was okay with it because it had everything It needed to make it a good book. The only thing I wanted little more of was to like the main love interest. I wanted just little more from his character but saying that I still liked him and his character. I loved Andie's friends and the adventures they shared and there relationship. I felt like I was there friend too, they were fun , amazing , and very relatable. 
It was a summer of new things and also very unexpected things. 
4.5/5 Stars 
Swimming and Reading 
My Pictures From a Beautiful hike on the 4th

About The Author (Goodreads) :

Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children's department of Vroman's Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.

Following college graduation (and the proud bearer of an incredibly useful theater/English degree) she moved back East to attend the New School, where she received her M.F.A in Writing for Children.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, inspired by Morgan's three cross-country road trips, was published in May 2010. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a PW "Flying Start" book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize.

In the meantime, Morgan moved back to California, went back to school again and in 2011 received an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California.

Her second book, Second Chance Summer, was published in May 2012 and draws largely on her experiences spending summers growing up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Her third book, Since You've Been Gone, was published in 2014.

Morgan currently lives in Los Angeles, though she loves to travel and does it whenever she can. She is currently writing another book, to be published in 2016.

Monday, June 27, 2016

My Lady Jane Review

My Lady Jane

Synopsis  ( goodreads)-

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
    My review: 
 Truth . I guess I had no idea what this book was about . I thought I had an idea but when I showed up to the signing and heard the authors talking about it I realized it was totally different than I thought it was. 
But. It wasn't a bad thing. At all , it was probably better that way , because I had no idea what the book was really about so when I opened it up my head was ready for anything new. 
Love. I loved this book. It was refreshing , humorous , and magical . I throughly enjoyed it . However it was different and the characters were very unique . My Lady Jane has three different perspectives making the book different , interesting and complex . It flowed wonderfully , you would never be able to tell three authors wrote it . Saying that I finished it in four days and it was 500 pages. 
Get ready.  Get ready for a man that is a horse ... But that's all I'm going to give to you. 
Go get the book and read it !!! 
About the authors :
Here are all three of the lovely authors and me . I had the chance to meet them at there tour stop in Salt Lake City for the release of My Lady Jane. 

Far left Jodi Meadows - 
Jodi Meadows is the author of the Incarnate series and The Orphan Queen. She lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a cat, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut.
Middle Cynthia Hand- 
  Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly trilogy. A native of southeastern Idaho, she has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For the past seven years she has taught writing at Pepperdine University in Southern California. She and her family have recently moved back to Idaho, where they are enjoying the fresh air.
Good reads link -
Far right ( in the chair) Brodi Ashton -
Brodi Ashton is also the author of Everneath and Everbound, both of which were named VOYA Perfect 10s. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Utah and a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. Brodi lives in Utah with her family.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
I do not know where to start with this review. Gosh dang, this book will blow your mind and your heart. 

It took me two tries to get into this book. We Were Liars is written in a poem like form, It is interesting and different. I started it on a plane and never finished it , so I started it again on another plane ride. I finished it , as I closed it and put it down I was in shock.

We Were Liars is a 5/5 Ice Cream cone read (stars) 

Beautifully written, memorable characters, amazing setting for the book. Pick it up and see why the book has such an amazing plot twist. 

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.


E. Lockhart is the author of We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The Boyfriend List and several other novels. 

Liars site:
Twitter: elockhart