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:

After reading some intense books over the last month (Knife Edge being the number one intense read of the whole year) I thought a fluffy read was in order before I start reading Halloween novels (Stephen King ones).

I'm a newcomer to New Adult fiction, which is somewhat hard to track down in my local library, but so far I've liked most of the ones I've read. And Boomerang was just what I needed at the moment.

Thankfully I loved the two main characters, Ethan and Mia, because without good characters the book usually fails, at least for me. Plus the book had some awesome pop culture references, something I've been missing in a lot of the books I've read lately.

I only disliked a few choices the characters made (but it was just used to drag out the plot until the end of the book) other then that I really enjoyed this light fun read. I can't wait until the next one.

My Rating:

Four Stars Out of Five

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:

Knife Edge (#2) by Malorie Blackman (5 Stars) - Own - (spent most of the week reading this book)
Defiance (#1) by C.J Redwine (5 Stars) - Own
Ashes to Ashes (#3) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian - (5 Stars) - Library
Boomerang (#1) by Noelle August (4 Stars) - Library

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Total number of Pages I've read Last week: 1,593

Books I Want to Read This Week: 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Top Five Sunday: Favorite Female Book Characters! {Part II} #19


Top Five Sunday is hosted by Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life


1. Rachel from Defiance by C.J Redwine. I'm fan of badass characters, which is why I loved Rachel and cannot wait to read the other books in the series.
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2. Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door. Out of the three characters Lola was by far my favorite main characters. :)
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3. Kat from the Burn for Burn Series. I just finished the final book in this series, and Kat was my favorite and I think she deserved a better ending. :(
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4. Sephy from the Noughts and Crosses series. Even though she isn't the best character in the second book of the series I still loved her. Plus after the first book you can't help but love her as a great character.
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5. Meg from The Others series by Anne Bishop. My favorite series that I read this year and my favorite character from an adult paranormal series.
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Review: Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian


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Summary from Goodreads:

New Year's Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come.


My Review:

It feels like I've been waiting for this book forever (even though I only finished book 2 a month or so ago) because I wanted to know how it would end so badly. But now I'm just sad that the series is over. :( There were some things that wanted to change, but I did enjoy seeing how the three main characters changed throughout the three books.

This series by far my favorite one that Jenny Han has ever written (and the only series I've read by Vivian) because it shocked me and kept me invested in the characters.

I wasn't a huge fan of the ending but I did not hate it.




I recommend checking this series out, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout of the books.

My Rating:

Five Stars Out of Five

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #21




Reviews:

Knife Edge (#2): Review
The 100: Review
Defiance: Review

Bought:

Defiance by C.J Redwine ($1)

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson. (.95)

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Free Kindle Books:

Clarity by Loretta Lost
The Way of Kings (#1) by Brandon Sanderson (not the cover of the ebook but my favorite one)
Pretty Little Liars (#1) by Sara Shepard. I might reread this and try and get into the series.

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For Review:

NetGalley:

Etiquette & Espionage (#1) by Gail Carriger
Curtsies & Conspiracies (#2) by Gail Carriger
Waistcoats & Weaponry (#3) by Gail Carriger
Tear You Apart (#2) by Sarah Cross
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From The Library:

Physical:

Ashes to Ashes (#3) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Boomerang by Novelle August
Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Deception (#2) by C.J Redwine
Deliverance (#3) by C.J Redwine
Her Dark Curiosity (#2) by Megan Shepard



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Ebook:

Kill Me Softly (#1) by Sarah Cross
Rise (#3) by Anna Carey
Cry Wolf (#1) by Patricia Briggs
Dark Triumph (#2) by Robin LaFevers
Abandon (#1) by Meg Cabot


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday TV Time: Parks and Rec Season 1-3. #1

Since I watch TV more then movies I thought I should review some of my favorites at the moment, and my first binge watch during this month was Parks and Rec. I used to be in love with this show but fell away around season four. I own season 2 and 3 and all six of the seasons are available to watch on Netflix. If you make it past season one (which is only 6 episodes) the second season makes you love the show. The main reason I came back to the show is Chris Pratt, who has gotten super popular after Guardians of the Galaxy, who is amazing in the show. I recommend checking this show out because it will make you laugh.