Monday, December 30, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth



Fighting for survival in a shattered world… the truth is her only hope.

The thrillingly dark sequel to No. 1 New York Times bestseller, DIVERGENT.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever… because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.



MY REVIEW

I have read this one twice and I admit it is just as great the second time I read it. I was hooked on this book both times and I know I will be reading it again and again in the future. Insurgent is very well written and if you liked the first book I think you will like this one.

Now I can't wait to read Allegiant but it will have to wait a bit because I have a long list of books that needs to be read and reviewed in January.

You can now purchase this book at your local bookstores or online 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth



In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

MY REVIEW

A friend of mine gave me a copy of Divergent for my eReader and because a few people kept mentioning how great it was I couldn't wait to read it for the first time.   I don't usually read Dystopian YA novels but I absolutely love this book. I love it so much that I bought the trilogy boxset in hardcover and I read this book 2 times this year. It is very well written and even the second time I read it I just couldn't put it down. 

Right now I am reading Insurgent (the second book in this series) and I will write my review as soon as I am done reading that one. 

If you love Dystopian YA novels then I think you might like this one.

I give this 5 out of 5

You can now purchase this book in bookstores near you or online.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Discovery by Brina Courtney



Discoveries can be dangerous. Discoveries can be deadly. 

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life... and her death.


MY REVIEW

Discovery is a decent book but not one I would be reading again in the future. Don't get me wrong it is well written but just not one that I couldn't put down.

This book is 170 pages so it isn't one that takes long to read so it is perfect read for in bed .

It was ok but predictable. 

I give this 3 out of 5

If you want to purchase this book you can do so at amazon.com.

A December Bride by Denise Hunter



Their first date was spontaneous---neither had a date to a particularly awkward wedding. But what started as a whim has turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement announcement, leaving Layla O’Reilly fit to be tied. Under normal circumstances, Derek Murphy---rich snob and best friend of her cheating ex-boyfriend---would be the last person she’d want to date, much less marry. But the news of their upcoming nuptials has convinced a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency---which could put her fledgling home-staging business in the black.Derek Murphy’s pronouncement at the wedding seemed crazy to Layla, but he’s loved her secretly for years, even when she was dating his best friend. He’s sure she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then. But maybe, just maybe, he can convince her. When Layla agrees to keep up their engagement farce until she’s landed her client, Derek couldn’t be happier. The race is on.For Layla it’s the chance to save her career. But for Derek, it’s the chance to win her heart. If they can make it to the end of the year, maybe she’ll be his December Bride.

MY REVIEW

A December Bride is the first novella in the A Year Of Weddings novellas. I actually liked this one and I couldn't stop reading it. It is short (112 pages) so you can read it in bed without accidentally staying up late .I thought  it is well done for a novella. It isn't rushed like some I have read. 

If you are looking for a cute and quick read this Holiday season I think you would want to read this one. 

I give this 4 out of 5

If you want to purchase this novella you can do so at amazon.com.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina Ebook review




Hattie Cross knows what you're thinking: Zombie sex? Ewwwww. But she also knows that since a virus turned 99.9999 percent of human males into zombies, it's statistically impossible to meet—let alone date—the remaining 0.00001 percent. So she writes "The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies" to help her fellow single women navigate the zombie-relationship waters.

Her practical how-to impresses the CEO of the largest drug company in the world, and before she knows it, Hattie, a reporter for a downmarket tabloid that specializes in conspiracy theories, is sitting down with the woman who single-handedly invented the zombie-behavioral-modification market. Granted access to the inner sanctum of zombaceuticals, she meets an actual, living, breathing M-A-N.

Now Hattie, the consummate professional, is acting like a single girl at the end of the twentieth century: self-conscious, klutzy and unable to form a coherent sentence without babbling. Worst of all, the human male appears to have impaired her ability to think clearly. Because all of a sudden she's convinced a conspiracy is afoot at the drug company and it seems to go all the way to the top! 

MY REVIEW

Ok I didn't expect to like this book but I liked it. It was funny and it kept me reading but it isn't one of those books I will read again and again but worth a read.

It is well written and kept me reading up to the very end. 

If you want to purchase this book you can do so at amazon.com

I give this 3 out of 5

English Girl in New York Scarlet Wilson eBook review



Rescued on her doorstep 

After an annus horribilis, the glittering lights of Manhattan are irresistible to English girl Carrie McKenzie. She's climbed the Empire State Building, but can't get a smile from her gorgeous neighbor! Until a tiny abandoned baby on her doorstep brings her to his door…. 

Cop Dan Cooper has an obligation to protect, and with Carrie out of her depth, he must come to her rescue. Surely two pairs of hands are better than one? Until she becomes a distraction, not just because of her tempting curves, but because of the pain in her eyes when she looks at the precious bundle in their charge….


MY REVIEW

I am surprised I actually really liked this book. Lately I haven't been enjoying these Harlequin novels but this one was very good. Sure it was predictable but I did enjoy it and I did it all in one evening.

If you are looking for a easy romantic read I recommend this book.

If you want to purchase this book you can do so after January 1st at amazon.com and in stores that sell Harlequin novels.

I give this 4 out of 5

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Tempering by Adrianne James eBook review



The Mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny—and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is deep, but she never thought any of it could be real. 

After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, has suddenly become super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. The myths she's studying aren't myths at all. Werewolves are real, and she's one of them. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she’s worked hard to build–and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic, and tests Geoff and Mackenzie’s growing relationship. 

The hardest part of being a werewolf is to have no control and no memory of her time as a bloodthirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes, and she is actually able to remember bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks, the more she realizes she doesn’t like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of?



MY REVIEW

I absolutely love this book.  I started reading it a few nights ago and I just couldn't put it down and ended up falling asleep later than usually and just had to continue reading in the morning .

I don't often read books about werewolves but I am so happy I read this one. It is very well written and I can't wait for the next book in this series. 


I highly recommend The Tempering .

I give this 5 out of 5

You can purchase The Tempering by Adrianne James at amazon.com

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Grimm Legacy Janna Jennings eBook Review



Enchanted castles and charming princes thought to exist only in stories come to life in this classically twisted fairy tale that combines the timeless quality of generations old folktales with the challenges of the modern world.

The woods of Elorium appear ordinary to Andi Grace, until birds start talking and elves answer doors. Along with three others, Andi has been whisked out of her world and finds herself the reluctant guest of the perplexing millionaire, Mr. Jackson—a stranger willing to help get them home, but who’s keeping secrets of his own.

Discovering unexpected family connections to this fairy tale land, the group must rely on each other as they dodge evil fairies and battle giants, intent on keeping them in Elorium.

Faced with characters short on whimsy and bent towards treachery, Andi, Quinn, Fredrick and Dylan are forced into fairy tale roles to find the way home. But in Elorium, happily ever after is never guaranteed.



MY REVIEW

I didn't like this book. It didn't keep my attention. Some parts confused me and the grammar was horrible. Maybe the copy I got was a ARC since it the grammar was all that great but this book still didn't catch my attention.


I ldo ove the cover of the book though.


I do not recommend this.


I give this 1 out of 5

If you want to  purchase this book you can do so at amazon.com

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas eBook Review



The Christmas Town, by Elyse Douglas, is a new time travel, mystery, romance novel that was released on October 11, 2013.

Traveling home for Christmas, two young women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time. 

With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.



MY REVIEWS


This book was pretty good. I don't read many time traveling books but it really sounded interesting.


Of course like most romance novels this was predictable but it is very enjoyable and kept me reading until the very end. 


I recommend this book if you like time travel romance books.


I give this 4 out of 5


If you want to purchase this book you can do so at amazon.ca or amazon.com 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Good Luck Charm by Leanne Tyler Review

* I was given a free copy of this eBook for my honest review*



Keely Jones believes all she wants in life is a successful advertising career and a corner office. However, that all begins to change when she bumps into a Frisbee player while jogging with her dog. When she’s given a good luck charm she’s skeptical about the magic of true love or finding her soul mate. But when things start to heat up between her and Darren, can she truly ignore it? Or will he be the one man who can ruin her career? Darren Wright has returned to Knoxville to regroup and to join his sister’s advertising agency. He isn’t looking for anything major to happen in his life, yet when he bumps into a cute brunette and her dog, things begin to change. He’s soon promoted to Creative Director and falling for Keely. How can he tell her he works for an opposing firm? And if he doesn’t, will he risk losing her for good?


MY REVIEW

I read this yesterday afternoon. The Good Luck Charm is predictable just like most romance novels but it was ok. This book is not something I would read again in the future though but it did keep me entertained for the afternoon.


The Good Luck Charm is the first book in the Good Luck series. I haven't read the other books but I might read them if I can find them for cheap. 


I give The Good Luck Charm 3 out of 5

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Lot Of Pride And Some Prejudice by Petronela Ungureanu (review + giveaway)


On the verge of losing her home and her position in society, Miss Portia Thorpe is fighting all her battles with her very heart. When Lord Salisbury is offering his friendship and support, she develops a most unsuitable inclination towards him. Surrounded by uncertainty and some very strange events, Portia must face the future where her estate, Valhalla, lost at poker by her father, gets a new mysterious owner. Will she manage to find her place in the new order of things? Will she accept an unexpected marriage proposal, just to save her home? With some pride, a little prejudice and all the courage in the world, she will eventually find a solution.


MY REVIEW

This book is a quick and easy read at only 54 pages.
Sometimes when you read short stories like this you feel like they are just rushing the story but it is not the case with A lot of pride and some prejudice. This book is very well done. I do not often read historical romance but I love this one. 

I will be looking for more of books by Petronela Ungureanu.

I highly recommend this.


You can purchase this ebook at amazon.ca and amazon.com


I give this 4 out of 5


GIVEAWAY


There will be 3 winners in this giveaway.  2 winners will get a ecopy of A Lot Of Pride and Some Prejudice and  1 winner will get Lost in the Seven Worlds also by Petronela Ungureanu.



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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Crimson Groves by Ashley Robertson review


Abigail Tate was a normal human girl—until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never-ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it’s with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler—except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby soon discovers that she is the one with the biggest secret of all.


MY REVIEW

This ebook was free on amazon and it sounded interesting . Since it was free I didn't have anything to lose if this book was horrible.

Crimson Groves started a little boring but it did pick up after a few chapters.It did keep me reading but it isn't one of those fantastic books that makes me want to read it again and again in the future but I do want to read the next book in this series. 

I give this 3 out of 5


If you want to purchase this ebook you can do so at amazon.com

Hello book addicts

I have just created this blog today (Saturday December 7th 2013) and  I know right now there isn't anything going on in here yet but I promise you there will be many awesome book reviews and maybe book or ebook giveaways going on in the new year.