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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #10

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 

by April Genevieve Tucholke

Expected publication: August 15th 2013 by Dial

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch. 

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

I can't wait to get my hands on this book, it's going to be awesome!!! :D What's on your WoW post? Leave me a comment below and the link. I'll make sure to check it out :D Thanks! 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: The Morning Star by Tania Penn

The Morning Star 
by Tania Penn
Released Date: Published January 10th 2013 by Penn Pal Publishing
Series: The Morning Star Series
Pages: Kindle Edition
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon,

Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.

There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

*The book was provided by the author/book-tour for an honest review*

Angels, Demons, Betrayal, Love, Lust and a great Sacrifice. 

All of those elements made up the whole world of The Morning Star. As an angel/demon lover, I tend to read books that are all the same in their own way. With this book, I was pleasantly surprised to see a new take on Angels and Demons. The story was uniquely made and well-written. I loved it from the start (and that says a lot from the author). She was able to create fresh characters that I haven't seen before and it was exciting to read something new. With that said, the story evolves around Dawn, a high school student, who is anything but a regular girl. As the daughter of Lucifer, she and her half-sister Venus have lived for centuries recruiting souls for their dad. Apart from having awesome powers, they are different in their own ways. Dawn, is not only the daughter of Lucifer, but she is also the daughter of an angel. On the other hand, Venus is part demon and part siren (daughter of a succubus). With their differences aside, they are still two wickedly sisters that are on a hunt for souls and do the right thing (being bad) for their dad, Lucifer. Living as students in the human world is not always fun for the sisters, especially for Dawn since she is part good, it's sometimes hard for her to do bad things for her father. But it all changes when a exchanged student, Gabriel, comes to their school and starts pursuing Dawn. With the looks of an angel, Dawn is immediately attractive to him, which it is because of that attraction that a lot of problems come along as well. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, it has everything in a book that I look for and it makes it a must-read on my list. I love the personalities of the characters and the mystery. Although in the ending we were left with a huge cliffhanger, it makes sense if there is going to be another book in the series. 

I can't wait to read what happens next and see where Dawn and Gabriel end up in the future. 

My Ratings: 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #12

Feature and Follow

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! or just check out the weekly questions and see what others respond. 

Question:  Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

Answer: I remember reading Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods Series) and listening to this song, and it completely went with the book. Now every time I listen to this song, it reminds me of the book and a particular scene that I love. :D


What songs reminds you of a book? Leave me your answer on the comments below or link your response. I'll make sure to look at it and follow back :D Thanks! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #9

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Liberator (Dante Walker #2)

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Entangled Teen

Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard. 

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

I read the first book and I loved it! I can't wait to read this book, it's going to be awesome :) 

Click here if you want to see my review on The Collector by Victoria Scott.

Leave me a comment or link with you WoW and I'll make sure to check it out. :D Thanks!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review: Strong Enough by Ellen Harger

Strong Enough 
by Ellen Harger
Released Date: Published February 25th 2013 by Ellen Harger
Pages: Kindle Edition329 pages
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon
Author: Blog, Twitter, Goodreads

Starting over is hard. 

And sometimes, you have to burn a few bridges to do it.

Whitney Brown is average--average intelligence, average height, average weight--but she wants to be someone new. To kick-start her rebirth, she wears formal mourning, a black veil and vintage dress, to a wedding in her hometown, Woods Cross, a community that treasures family values. Is it an attack on marriage or has she just gone bonkers?

Emboldened but lacking a plan, she forces her foot in the door of a radio station in Sundown. A small metropolis of nearly 150,000, Sundown is a notch of urban flair along the Midwest's Bible Belt.

Getting in proves to be the easy part and the anonymity of being a DJ suits her well. But off air (and in person), Whitney must stand up to Sadi, an angry feminist and the bane of her college years while an old friendship with her former roommate, Leah, devolves around a guy. 

It's 2002 and the Midwest radio scene is changing. Just as Whitney hits her groove, the radio station undergoes its own identity crisis. But what rocks Whitney to her core is the moment the condom breaks. Her abstinence only background leaves her embarrassed and facing a difficult choice.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review: 

*A copy of the book was provided by the author for an honest review*

"We are free to make our own choices but we are never free from the choices we make" 

Strong Enough is a book about finding new beginnings and finding your true self. One of the things that I loved about the novel was that it was very well written, the titles of each chapter were named after songs (which it made the novel unique and much more interesting). Although it took me some time to really get into the book, as soon as the plot started to get more interesting, I couldn't put it down. Later in the book, I became intrigued with Whitney's life, after going through rough events she was still able to make things better in her life. There were strong topics that definitely stood out to me from the start and I think the author did a good job incorporating all kinds of topics in the plot. Her descriptions were very well written that I felt connected with the characters in the book. Not only is this novel about finding a new beginning, but it's also about friendships, romance, and learning to overcome the past in order to create a new one. Overall, this was a very interesting reading, it was refreshing to read something new. I would recommend this book to everyone, you won't be disappointed.

My Ratings: 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

 The Collector 
by Victoria Scott
Released Date: Published March 25th 2013 by Entangled Teen
Series: Dante Walker #1
Pages: 352 
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

He makes good girls...bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

*ARC provided by Netgalley*

I actually really liked this book. When I started reading it, I wasn't sure what I thought of Dante and his overall personality. There was just something about him that was a bit off that I wasn't a big fan of, but it didn't took long for me to actually enjoy the way he talk to Charlie, and her friends. It is because of his job as a collector, that has made him put walls around him, stopping him from showing his true feelings. As he starts to spend more time with Charlie, their interaction changes and he is left questioning his job, and those around him. On the other hand, Charlie is your average girl who is just average, she doesn't attract any attention to herself and only has two loyal friends, who keep her safe. That's probably one of the things that Charlie has that draws Dante to her. She is content with who she is and is not afraid to have two friends because they are loyal to her and will protect her no matter what. I enjoyed her interactions with them, when Dante comes into the picture, everything starts to change. The plot of the story gets more interesting, and as Dante and Charlie start to get close, that's when danger emerges. What I like about the story is how Scott is able to write in a guy's point-of-view, and get it right. From the very beginning, Dante has a very manly view that is understandable as he start making choices of his own. It's a very well-written story full of romance, friendships, and danger between demons (the collectors) and angels (the liberators). The ending left me speechless, I was completely caught off guard with the events, but I'm also excited to see what happens next. Overall, The Collector was a fun, and quick read that left me wanting to know more. I can't wait to read The Liberator. (It's going to be AWESOME)

My Ratings:

(4.5 Stars)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #8

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Translation of Love  by  

Expected publication: April 25th 2013 by Alice Montalvo- Tribue

Ellie Brooks has spent the past two years of her life building barriers around herself that are guaranteed to keep people out and her demons in. She doesn't want to get close to anyone for fear of being hurt again. When she meets Latin superstar Victor Garza, she is shocked at how quickly he is able to penetrate her armor. She doesn't want to let him in but can't deny the chemistry they have. He has the potential to heal her wounds and open her heart but she isn't sure she can let him. Will love be enough to keep them together or will Ellie's past prove to be too much for the pair to overcome?

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

I love the cover! :) 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster 
by Jamie McGuire
Released Date: Published August 14th 2012 by Atria Books
Series: Beautiful #1
Pages: 437
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn't drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I absolutely love this book! It's a Must Read!...:) 

That being said, I have to say that when I first saw the book, I was immediately drawn to the cover. It looked interesting to me and I decided to get the book. When I first started reading the beginning, I found myself connecting with Abby and Travis right away. Their relationship and interactions with each other left me wanting for more. I couldn't put this book down at all! I can also see why some people may not like the book, it does have its dose of violence, and stressful scenes in between, but the whole story evolves around college students,Travis and Abby. Their not so perfect relationship was a roller coaster from the start; they fought, made up, and learned to put their past aside in order to overcome new obstacles. There were times in the story that I wanted them to stop fighting for the sake of their friends and themselves, but I was specially mad at Travis. He is overprotective towards Abby (not in a creepy way), but more on the cute side. It was hard to stay mad at him forever after everything he did for Abby, but it was because of his over protectiveness that ended up making them fight a lot. Like any other relationship, their relationship became vital for each other. Although there were times when the story seemed too rushed, (the ending specially) I still think that it was a well-written story, full of realistic characters that anyone can relate to. Love makes us do stupid things sometimes, but I think Travis takes the cherry on the top. He is just too cute for his own good. :) I would recommend this story to anyone that is interested in reading a page-turner about romance, and how two people came together in the end to save one another.

I'm excited to have read this book, I can't wait to read Walking Disaster (It's going to be awesome)!

My Ratings: 


Teaser Tuesday (6)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Published August 14th 2012 by Atria Books

"What is that?" I asked, squinting at the vertical symbols. 
"It's Hebrew," Travis said with a nervous grin. 
"What does it mean?"
"It says, 'I belong to my beloved, and my beloved is mine.'"
My eyes darted to his. "You weren't happy with just one tattoo, you had to get two?"
"It's something I always said I would do when I met The One. I met you...I went and got the tats." (Beautiful Disaster 246) 

So far I'm loving this book (Sorry about teaser, it's longer than 2 sentences), but I can't wait to read what happens next :) Leave me a comment with your Teaser Tuesday or the link, and I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blog Tour! Review of The Watcher by Lisa Voisin

Book Tour!

The Watcher 
by Lisa Voisin
Released Date: March 4, 2013 by InkSpell Publishing
Pages: 541
View/Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon |Amazon.CA |B&N | Indie Bound | Inkspell | Kobo | Chapters / Indigo

Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.

My Review:

I absolutely love this book! I liked everything about it, from the cover to the characters in the book. The Watcher has definitely something for everyone. There is mystery, romance, and godlike angels that will leave you wanting for more. The story starts off with Mia finding an unconscious body, frozen with terror she doesn't know what to do as soon as she seeing shadows. Right from the start I was able to see something unique about Mia, as a student, she comes as a relatable character. But as soon as Micheal comes into the picture, everything around Mia starts to change. Not only is he a good looking guy, but he also possess a secret of his own. Something so big that he has being hiding from everyone, including Mia. One of the things that I like about Voisin's writing is that is well thought out and researched. I was able to understand different points that she brought out in the story. Overall the story left me wanting fore more, I became addicted to Mia's and Micheal’s romance from the beginning that it was hard to put the book down. As a page-turner, it's evident that Voisin did a amazing job describing the characters as well as the surroundings. There are twists and turns to the story that will leave you wanting to know what happens next. I felt that the ending was too sudden, I wanted to see more! Nevertheless, it was a great story, and definitely one of my favorites. I recommend it to those readers that like a good dose of godlike angels/guys and romance.

My Ratings:

About the Author:

A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

A self-proclaimed coffee lover, Lisa can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancĂ© and their two cats. 

Book Trailer:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #11

Feature and Follow Friday 

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! or just check out the weekly questions and see what others respond. 

QuestionWe are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why?

Answer: I would love to attend any of these conventions, (Since I've never been before) but sometimes school gets on the way. I've been super busy that I barely have time to do any things else (unless I'm reading). :) I will most definitely attend in the future, it would be great to meet authors and fellow bloggers as well. :)

Which one would you like to attend? Leave me a comment below or link, and I'll make sure to check it out (and follow back). Thanks!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #7

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Expected Publication: October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin Teen

I know that there is still no description for this book, but I just can't wait to read it! It's going to be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Review: Falling for the Lawyer by Anna Clifton

Falling for the Lawyer 
by Anna Clifton
Released Date: Published March 1st 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Australia
Series: Falling for the Lawyer
Pages: 106
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Alex Farrer has just one resolution: don't get sacked by the new boss that day. Enter oneknight to rescue her from a run‐in with a pile of mud. But will upending Alex's entire life bethe next job on her knight's 'to‐do' list, whether she likes it or not?
Legal eagle JP McKenzie has just one resolution: never get involved with a woman whowon't stand up for herself. That is until a muddy Alex Farrer lands in his life with a crushinglybig mountain of family expectation in tow. So what else is a modern‐day knight to do?

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

        *ARC provided by Harlequin Enterprises Australia via NetGalley*

In Falling for the Lawyer, Alex finds herself dealing with family traditions, a fiance, and a boss (who she finds attractive). After having an already bad morning, Alex gets to finds herself being rescued by a mysterious stranger on her way to work. He takes her to a boutique and that's when she confesses to him her worries over her new boss. She tells him that his new boss is known a the ""Grim Reaper" at the office, and how everyone there is afraid of him. The stranger pays for her outfit and lets her leave without saying anything else. But what Alex wasn't aware of was that the stranger happened to be her boss, JP McKenzie, and that she was going to embark into her own adventure, one that involves giving up on the person that she thought she loved, and to the traditions that she had grown up with, all because of the mysterious stranger. Overall, I thought the story was great, it was a page-turner from the beginning. I loved the characters and the plot. Clifton did a good job describing the growth that Alex had to go through in the story, and how everything came together in the end. 

My Ratings:


Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera

by Liz Fichera
Release Date: Published January 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Series: Hooked #1
Pages: 368
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

When Native American Fredricka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done. 

But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.

But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...


(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review: 

            *ARC provided by Netgalley*

Hooked is story about Fred, a Native American girl (who loves golf) and gets picked to play at a boys golf team by the coach. What Fred wasn't expecting to get, was a bully (who doesn't seem to stop picking on her) and romance. My first impression of the story was that it had a unique plot. I wasn't sure how the story was going to turn out, but as I kept reading, surprisingly the story turned out to be really good. The story was well-written, and well-researched. I'm guessing Fichera really loves golf, for it to become the catalyst of the story. Apart from it, there were social issues in the story, considering that Fred is Native American in an all-white school. There were scenes that refer to the topic of racism, (not in a huge way), but I think the author did a really good job on keeping the story focused on Fred and Ryan and how they had to overcome the problems around them. 

What kept me reading was the ability to see how apart from being an outsider, Fred was able to stay strong throughout the story and how her well power helped her overcome all sorts of obstacles. Although there were scenes that were a bit overdone and maybe too dramatic, the story flowed beautifully and it definitely make it to my favorite's shelf. I can't wait to read more of Fichera in the future.

My Ratings:


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #10

Feature and Follow Friday 

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! or just check out the weekly questions and see what others respond. 

Question: Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate?  Did you end up hating it?  Did you end up loving it?  Or would you never do that?

Answer: About 5 years ago I wasn't a huge reader. I didn't focus on any genre at the moment (that would interest me). That was when I saw one of my childhood friends (who I had not seen a long time) and I saw her reading a book, the cover looked interesting, so I asked her about the book and she told me that she was reading Twilight. As soon as she told me what it was about, I was not completely interested in reading the books, but I decided to give them a try and I fell in love with the series. That was then when I started reading books similar to Twilight like; the Blue Bloods Series, House of Night Series...etc. Twilight opened a whole new world for me that I wasn't interested in reading before, but now I'm a huge fan of.

Although I now read YA books, I still have a pretty good idea of what kind of books I would like, so I tend to pick the right books to read. (And end up loving them)

Leave me comment below with your answer, or link to you Feature and Follow Friday post and I'll make sure to look at it (and follow you) :D Thanks!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #6

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Expected Publication: July 8th 2013 by Flux

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

Leave me a comment below of your Waiting on Wednesday and I'll make sure to check it out :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (5)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Hooked by Liz Fichera

"In my periphery, I caught Fred watching my me, studying me. I swore under my breath. If only she'd seen my last shot. That one had been perfect. What was wrong with me? Why should I care, and most of all, why would I care what she thought?" (Fichera 60) 

What's your Teaser Tuesday? Leave me a comment below with your Teaser Tuesday or link and I'll make sure to check it out :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: Published September 29th 2011 by Dutton Books
Series: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Pages: 338
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket--a gifted inventor--steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

(Taken from Goodreads)
My Review:

Amazing Book! 

I can't believe I actually waited all this time to read Perkins' novels. I just recently finished reading Anna and the French Kiss and I absolutely loved it! I love the characters that Perkins is able to create in her stories. Not only was Anna and the French Kiss and winner for me, but it also made me want to read Lola and the Boy Next Door and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed at all. 

Lola (the main characters) has a fun and unique personality. Not only does she not care about what people think of her unique style, but she is also a colorful person inside and out. At first, Lola describes how happy she is with her boyfriend, Max. (Who's personality I didn't since the beginning). Not only is he in a band, but he is also old for her. As if age didn't matter, everything in Lola's world is somewhat perfect. Until her neighbors next door move back in, including Cricket Bell. (A charming, yet shy guy that I practically loved since the beginning!)There was something unique and sweet about him that made me stay up all night long, just so that I could read scenes where he was in them. Although their relationship is awkward at first, the story starts to reveal things that happened between them that made them fall apart. As their relationship blossomed, it is evident that this juicy romance was going to become one of my favorites. One of things that I loved about this book was that Anna and St. Clair were also in the story! Overall, the story was beautifully written, from the setting to the characters, Perkins did an amazing job describing the life of a normal teenage girl, who has a unique style and view of the world. I enjoyed the end of the story, it was sweet and just about right. I can't wait to read another creation by Stephanie Perkins, I bet it's going to be just as great.

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