Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Boomerang (#1) by Noelle August


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Summary from Goodreads:

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

My Review:

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read #24


1. Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman. The subject matter (about the dangers of the internet) was hard to handle so I did not enjoy reading this book.
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2. XVI by Julia Karr. This one had so much adult content that it was hard to read, plus it did not feel like the YA book it was supposed to be.
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3. Willow by Julia Hoban. The subject matter was hard to read for me, I don't tend to read or watch movies about cutting.
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4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. 
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5. Good Girls by Laura Ruby. 
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6. A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky. This was a book I had to read for college, and I think everyone had a hard time getting through it.
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7. Dime Store Magic (#3) by Kelley Armstrong. This was when I stopped caring for this series, because I disliked this new main character. So it was hard for me to read.
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8.  Blood Red Road by Moira Young. I did not finish this book, because I hated how it was written. 
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9. Under the Dome by Stephen King. It was so long, and had a lot of adult content that it did not need.
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10. Vampire Knight Volume 13. After volume 11 and 12 this manga went downhill.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #21



This meme comes from Book Journey, and it is where you show what books you read last week and what you will be reading this week.


The Books I Read Last Week:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: Defiance (#1) by C.J Redwine


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Summary from Goodreads:

Defiance by C. J. Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.

While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.


My Review:

Film Thursday #13: Short Term 12 (2013)

 Short Term 12 has been on my list to watch for a while now, even before it went up on Netflix (which I was very happy about) and it was just as good as I was told. The film is set at a foster care facility where it follows both the children and the adults that run it. All of the cast did amazing jobs and I had a hard time not blubbering like a baby all the way through it. It was really cool to see Brie Larson in another movie besides 21 Jump Street, because she showed just how good of an actress she is. I recommend this movie highly, 5/5.




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #20



Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

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Rise (#3) by Anna Carey.

Summary from Goodreads:

How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?

When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father's top adviser—Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started.

Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a new, free world when she's called upon to perform the ultimate act of rebellion—killing her father?

In Rise, Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey's epic tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a stunning conclusion.


My Notes:

This series is on my long list of series that I need to finish, this one has been hard to find so I might just have to buy a copy online and finally finish it. Plus her next book, Blackbird looks even better.



Waiting on Wednesday # 20



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.

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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 


My Notes:

It has been a while since I've read a book by this author (I was sick of angels so I never finished the Hush, Hush series) but this looks like an interesting book. Plus it seems to not be paranormal which is a change for this author.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list #23

1. Defiance (#1) by C.J Redwine. I tried reading this book as a e-book a year ago and did not like it, however, I grabbed a hardcover edition for $1 and I'm really enjoying so far. Planning on renting the other books from the library. :)
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2. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson. One of the books I picked up in London (mainly for the cover) and want to finally read it.
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3. Jojo Moyes novels. I have Windfallen from the library and I own One Plus One (I got it for $10-11 with exchange rate and it is around $20 or so in the US, wow) so I plan on reading both of them.
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4. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I've really enjoyed this series and hate to see it end! I have the book ready for pick-up from the library and I hope I can get there before the three day hold expires. 
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5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I'm finally getting into this series thanks to the tv show. I tried reading it years ago but it was a little too adult for me, but now I'm loving it. Plus if you get past the first 50 or so pages it gets so much better, and thanks to the audio-book it was easy to get into the book. However, I want to get a physical copy now but thanks to the show all of the library copies are gone. :( Picked this cover because of Jamie. :)
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6. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I'm planning finishing this series soon, I read the other two books at the beginning of this year (I had the old hardcover on my shelf for 2 years, lol) and loved them both. Most of all the second one. 
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7. Checkmate and Double Cross by Malorie Blackman.
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8. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I might have to cancel my library hold and just buy the next book in this series because I love it that much. And I don't tend to buy a lot of books at full-price.
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9. The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I was a huge fan of the Legend series so I'm excited to read her next book.
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10. On the Fence by Kasie West. Since I can't find this book at the library I might have to break down and buy myself a copy. 
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Review: The Knife Edge (#2) by Malorie Blackman


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Summary from Goodreads:

Persephone (Sephy) Hadley, now an 18-year-old single parent, is raising her biracial daughter in a sharply divided alternate England, where black Crosses suppress the white Noughts. She faces pressure from both her less-than-understanding Cross family and her disintegrating Naught family, and everyone in between. When her brother-in-law's violent behavior leads to murder, Sephy provides a false alibi to save Jude, but doing so irreparably damages other lives.

My Review:

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #20



This meme comes from Book Journey, and it is where you show what books you read last week and what you will be reading this week.


 The Books I Read Last Week:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #20




Reviews:


Breathe, Annie, Breathe: Review
Gameboard of the Gods: Review
Princess of Thorns: Review
Where It Began: Review
Nash (#4): Review

For Review:

Fight Dirty by CJ Lyons
Day 21 (#2) by Kass Morgan

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Review: The 100 (#1) by Kass Morgan


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Summary from Goodreads:

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again.

My Review:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Gameboard of the Gods (#1) by Richelle Mead


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Summary from Goodreads:

The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance.

In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment—to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena.

Justin’s return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a prætorian, one of the Republic’s technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae’s inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin’s curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes.

As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the crosshairs of mysterious enemies. Powers greater than they can imagine have started to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world that has renounced religion and where humans are merely gamepieces on their board.

My Review:

Film Thursday #12: Filth (2013)

 I had a hard time getting through this movie (even though it had two of my favorite things, scottish accents and James McAvoy) because of the over done content. However, if you look past all of the needless of adult content (this movie is not for kids, barely for 18 year olds, lol) James McAvoy did an amazing job in this role, he was a brilliant actor, and I wouldn't be surprised if he is up for some type award. I would recommend this if you can handle R-rated movies and love McAvoy as much as I do, plus it is on Netflix. 3/5 Stars, no gifs this time because I couldn't find a pg one, lol.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #19



Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

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DOON…

Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. 

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. 

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

My Notes:

I've been dying to finally read this series (set in Scotland) for a while that I might give in and buy my own copy.

Waiting on Wednesday # 19

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.


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Summary from Goodreads:

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

My Notes: 

I enjoyed her fairy series but this one looks even better, I can't wait to read it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More #22



1. Malorie Blackman. I've Noughts and Crosses, and I still need to read the other three books in the series, can't wait! :D
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2. I'm reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon right now and plan on reading the other books the series.
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3. I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and want to get my hands on the next book soon.
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4. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes before I went to London, and need to read the book I brought back by her.
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5. I've read two of Jennifer L. Armentrout books but I'm still counting her because she has a billion books to read. My favorite was Don't Look Back, and can't wait to read Wicked when it comes out.
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6. I loved The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings, which is her first book, and I want the second one now. :D
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7. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, a lot of people did not like this book but I really enjoyed it, and want a second one to come out.
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8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I adored this book and plan on reading any fiction novels of this author.
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9. Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson. I loved this book and plan on reading more from this author.
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10.  Charming by Elliott James. This was a random pick up that I loved and can't wait for the second novel to come out.
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