Saturday, January 31, 2015

Be With Me (Wait For You #2) - Review


Book Description


Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn't help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they're not…  (From Goodreads)






Review 

*SPOILERS AHEAD*


Teresa Hamilton is a dancer. She wants to make it big. Then she has an accident and she has to wait and see if she will be able dance again. she goes off to college taking classes to be a teacher. The same college as her older brother and his best friend, Jase. The same best friend who kissed her a year ago and whom she has strong feelings for. Things are bumpy from the start.

Jase Winstead has secrets. A dark past that keeps him very truly living his life. He has feelings for Teresa but refuses to allow himself to truly be with her (thus the name of the book).

The book is pretty predictable, I saw the two big twists coming from a mile away. It was still an enjoyable read though. I've not read the first in this series yet but I've seen a lot of reviews and most said this wasn't as good as the first and I could see that. I mean this book is good but the way the couple yo-yo can get boring or even upsetting. But Jase had so many reasons to push her away. He loved her but he didn't want to lose her like he lost Kari (it's always awesome when book characters share my name).

Teresa is ready to give him everything, even after being abused by her ex. She trusts Jase and loves him. He keeps pushing her away and she doesn't find out the full reason until close to the end of the book. What I liked was she was even willing to accept Jack and for a girl that young it's usually something that wouldn't happen.

They make a cute couple and this book is very cute. It deals with abuse in a tasteful way and I really enjoyed how Teresa wasn't a scared victim anymore. She was a strong young woman. She would make a good role model.

I usually do stars when I review a book but there is so many cupcakes in this novel that I wanted to copy that. So.... 4 cupcakes for this book!



Favorite Quotes


“I love you like I love cupcakes.” 


“My spine straightened as I gaped at him. “Are you fucking serious?” 
He blinked once and then narrowed his eyes. “You don’t need to cuss.” 
“I’ll fucking cuss if I want to fucking cuss,” I snapped. “Fucker.” 






Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#WaitingOnWednesday (3)

The Return (Titan #1) 


Expected publication: February 16th 2015 (Amazon)

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of alright with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal Titan series, spin-off to the best selling Covenant series. (From Goodreads)





This is going to be epic! I love anything this woman writes and her new-adult novels are the best! Also this is the spin off the Covenant! The freaking Covenant! That series was like out of this world! I've already preordered my copy and you should too!




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Transfer (Divergent 0.1) - A Review

Book Description 


Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be captivated by "Four: The Transfer," the first of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of Divergent and told from Tobias's perspective.

In "The Transfer," readers witness Tobias's aptitude test, Choosing Day, and the moment he is given the infamous nickname "Four."



My Review

*SPOILER ALERT*


It was nice to get inside Four's head. To see how he made the decision to transfer to Dauntless. It made me very sad when his father beat him. I teared up a little. 

I don't love Four like some reviews I've read do. I never really cared for him too much. Though he is much better than Tris. He's a more mature and hardcore character than some young adult books I've read and I do like that about him. 

I am very excited to actually read the next short story about Four. I love his inner thoughts.





Favorite Quotes


“My name is Four,” I say. “Call me ‘Stiff’ again and you and I will have a problem.” - Four


“You're the one who has to live with your choice, everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will” - Tori






Even though I think he looks a little old to be playing Four, he sure owns the role and his acting is fitting for the role. Now when I read anything with Four, I see a slightly younger version of Theo James in my head. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review - The Young Elites


Book Description 

to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they've never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn't belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.


My Review

*SPOILER ALERT*




Adelina is only 16 and is a malfetto, someone who survived the blood fever and now has markings. Hers are silver hair and that she lost an eye. Her father hates her and loves her younger sister. At the beginning of the book, her father sells her, she finds out and runs away. Her father chased after and she uses powers of illusion that she never knew she had. She is captured. After being held as a prisoner, she is taken to be executed. She barely escapes with the assistance of her powers and The Young Elites.









Enzo is the leader of The Young Elites and also the rightful heir to the rightful King to the throne. Although banned because he was also affected by the blood fever. He plans to take back his throne but something horribly wrong...








I went into this with no expectations whatsoever. I've never read anything else by this author - Marie Lu. I can say I felt bad for Adelina, her father hates her and sells her to a man. That is seriously messed up. It really plays up the saying that the youngest is always the favorite. Adelina's little sister gets everything.

She finally decides that she has had enough and runs away, though everything gets worse from there. She kills her father and almost dies by being burned alive.

She is saved by The Young Elites and taken to their safe haven and slowly begins her training. Teren finds her though and he says he will kill her younger sister if she doesn't help him take down The Young Elites. So our girl becomes a spy to save her sister. 

Everything goes wrong from there, people die and there is a pretty big twist that I didn't see coming. It's a book that really stuck with  me. It left me thinking about it long after I put it down. I will say it's not a book I will read again though. I loved that the author told a story from the villain's point of view but I just couldn't connect.

Also, I love romance. I  have insane love for a book with cute romance. This had a couple kisses and a few feelings. Nothing cute and I don't even see how she could like him when she barely knew the guy! 

My final thoughts are simple; I would read this book, but get it from the library or borrow from a friend. I wouldn't waste the money.


Favorite Quotes

“Be true to yourself. But that's something everyone says and no one means. No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.”


“It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.”














Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Course of True Love (And First Dates) - Review


Book Description


Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love—but first they have a first date.

When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flames...








My Review

*SPOILER ALERT*


Their first date started out so terrible! Magnus wanted to just leave poor Alec sitting there lonely. It all works out well in the end. They have a steamy make-out session at the end. Oh yeah. I just love these two. They are so meant to be together. True love = Alec and Magnus. 

Download this ebook or buy the whole book that contains every short story, I'd get from the library through. It's good, but not good enough to buy. 


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