Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015 # 62

1. Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. One of the best contemporaries I've read this year.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
3. Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine.
4. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.
5. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
7. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.
8. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis.
9. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
10. Soulless by Gail Carriger

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #60

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:

Charlie Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel (3 Stars)
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (4 Stars)
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

Words I Read Last Week: 964

Books I Want to Read:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Meme: Books/Movies/Games Coming Out Next Week That I Want To Read/See/Play # 19


July 3rd - Terminator Genisys.

My Notes:

I've seen every Terminator film, and this one looks like it will be fun.

TV Shows:

Teen Wolf Season 5.

My Notes:

I love Teen Wolf (and Stiles) and cannot wait until the premiere of it Friday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday # 59

"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.


Inferno (#2) by Catherine Doyle.

My Notes:

I really enjoyed the first novel in this mafia style story and I cannot wait until the next novel comes out (2016!).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday # 59

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.

I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios.

Summary from Goodreads:

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

My Notes:

I just started reading this, I loved her other YA contemporary novel, and it looks like it will be a great summer read.

Review: Charlie Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

Summary from Goodreads:

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.

No one knows whom to trust in this thrilling tale of suspense and deception.

My Review:

I'm a big fan of YA thrillers, and there is not enough of them! This one was pretty interesting, I did not see the twists and the cliffhanger at the end coming at all.

Besides the super interesting plot the characters were okay, I was not a big fan of Audrey but loved Lena. Sometimes the two POVS were hard to tell apart, the best POV chapters was Charlie's POV because they upped the suspense.

I was expecting a little more and I hope that the second novel in this series brings that. It dragged in the middle,

I recommend checking this out if you enjoy thrillers and twists.

My Stars:

Three Stars Out of Five.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Summary from Goodreads:

"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You

"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean?

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

In this deliciously twisted contemporary thriller, family can be a real killer. For fans of We Were Liars and readers who love unique multiple perspectives that leave clues like breadcrumbs until they reach the stunning conclusion.

Release Date: July 21st.

My Review:

Ok, I jumped up and down when I got this from Netgalley (finally grabbing a novel I had on my TBR) and read it in two sittings.

And WOW, this novel is one giant mind game.

It is hard to say if I like the main character Julia, mainly because of the ending, which was shocking (even though I guessed part of it half-way through). And the side characters fell flat, they are mainly around to drive Julia places, lol.

I recommend grabbing this novel if you enjoy mysteries, but be warned this one is a little messed up.

My Rating:

Four Stars Out of Five

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #59

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:

Finders Keepers (#2) by Stephen King (4 Stars)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (4 Stars)
Words I Read Last Week: 755

Books I Want to Read: