Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: Goodbye Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell


Review: Goodbye Rebel Blue - Shelley Coriell - October 2013

Have you ever thought about compiling a bucket list ? What would you put on it ? Would you aim for unrealistic goals or goals that you could actually achieve ? What would you do if you only had one day to live ? That was the assignment that three girls were given one day during Detention. One girl Macey choose one thing that would present itself right through the book in the form of pies , Rebel Blue aka Rebecca Blue would write a list of outrageous things , that reading them I was like OMG that would actually be fun and the last was Kennedy Green. That particular detention, Macey skipped out and left Rebel and Kennedy alone together where they well mainly Kennedy talked about fate, destiny and death etc. After leaving the room , only one of them would make it through to the next day as the other would find themselves dead. After the incident, Rebel finds herself with the bucket list that Kennedy made and sets out as her own personal goal to complete all the items on Kennedy's list. Doing this Rebel will discover things about herself that she never realized and soon will help put Rebel into a world she couldn't imagine herself ever being in. Is the list a sign from the grave of Kennedy telling Rebel that underneath her facade she is actually a good person waiting to shine ?
This was such an awesome and heartfelt book that I couldn't put down and loved it to bits and think that if you love Edgy Content Fiction , then this is the book to read.


Review: Off Sides - Sawyer Bennett

Review: Off Sides - Book #1 Off Series - Sawyer Bennett - February 2013

Every now and again, you find a book that you can't put down and you want to keep on reading till the very last page. For me, I read a lot of books and lately the majority of them are New Adult novels . Some are good , others get me bored but every now and again I will find one that is AMAZING. One of the amazing ones that I found today was Book #1 in Sawyer Bennett's series "Off'. Not sure what to expect, I started reading it and what I found was a truly amazing love story. In Off Sides we meet two very different people in society's terms but behind closed doors they couldn't be closer to the same. The main female is Danny , a waitress who at first we see as a rebel but then as the novel goes along we see a deeper side of her which I liked as in the majority of NA novels they don't often go to the depths of the character rather than just the storyline. The main male role goes to Ryan - a hockey captain and the son of the Congressman. The other thing I loved about this book is that Danny's friend is called Paula which is my name and she sounds like a rockin' character. Somehow the pair of them connect and soon it seems that they were made for each other and it was one of those heartbreaking novels where despite obstacles chucked in their way, neither will see the other hurt and in both sides do whatever they need to protect the one they love. If you haven't yet read this series, what are you waiting for. Head now and purchase your copy of Off Sides and now I am looking forward to reading the remainder of the series.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: Planning For Love - Christi Barth

Review: Planning For Love - Book #1 Aisle Bound Series - Christi Barth - August 2012

Are you a fan of the movie "The Wedding Planner" ? The one with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey? For me, that is one of my all-time favourite movies and I love it to bits. Every time I watch it , I wonder what it would be like to be a Wedding Planner.  Planning to Love by Christi Barth introduces us to a Wedding Planner named Ivy Rhodes who whilst finalizing the details for a wedding meets an annoyingly but hot guy named Bennett . However , where Ivy is all about the romance -Bennett is anti-romance and doesn't believe in the true love fairytale that Ivy has made sure she has created all her life for every wedding she has planned. As the story goes along , we see the main characters have that awkward -I hate you but secretly I love you beginning and then as the novel gets to about the middle - they start to fall head over heels with each other but then when things start to get too serious Bennett gets nervous . Can Ivy prove to Bennett that there really is such a thing as true love or will his jaded view stand in the way of his and Ivy's happiness for the future ?
Find out in Book #1 of the series "Aisle Bound" by Christi Barth.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Review: The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes - November 2013

Are you a fan of all the spy girl novels ? Read The Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, Etiquette and Espionage ? What about the ones who have powers to help solve crimes like Kimberly Derting's series The Body Finder or Cecelia Gray's new book Drawn ?
From one of my favourite authors Jennifer Lynn Barnes comes a new book called "The Naturals". The Naturals features a seventeen year old girl Cassie aka Cassandra who has the ability to hear people's thoughts and read people to an exact art. The story starts when she is approached at her work as a waitress by the FBI that want her help. She soon discovers that a serial killer is at large and as the story goes on it seems that this case is related to the murder of Cassie's mother Lorelai years ago and now the killer wants Cassie to die. Can Cassie help the FBI solve the crime before she ends up with the same fate as her mother ? What will happen though when the killer turns out to be someone she knows , who can Cassie trust to stay alive?  The Naturals was a good read and at this stage it's unconfirmed to see if there will be more in the series but I hope so as it felt like a book I could enjoy more with and they can take this sort of genre anyway they wish.

Review: Through Rushing Water - Catherine Richmond

Review: Through Rushing Water - Catherine Richmond - July 2012

Set in 1876 , Through Rushing Water is a Historical Christian novel and tells the story of the quote "when one door closes, another one will open". 
Sophia has been working as a teacher and courting the upcoming Senator and believes that he will propose to her and she will become the new Mrs. Montgomery and be the Lady of the House. All this comes crashing down around her as he proposes to her friend Annabelle instead. Heartbroken , Sophia attends a lecture on missionary work in China and helping save the Christians who are at this stage getting persecuted for their beliefs. What scares me though as I was reading this was that in some parts of the world in the year 2013 the persecution of Christians is still happening.  Sophia believing she is to be sent to China hops aboard the missionary team only to eventually discover she is being sent a little bit closer to home to the Pocona territory - American Indian central where stories of brutality from the indians has been spreading like wildfire. As the story moves on Sophia comes to realise , all is not what it seems and soon her heart falls for the community and she begins to find herself at home and even with a love interest or two heading her way.  When tragedy strikes , will Sophia be able to put her beliefs in God completely as she comes to realise that the only way to fulfill the plan that God has created for her is to ignore everything around her and focus on his ways as when the time is correct , he will provide everything her heart desires.
Through Rushing Water is a nice read for those who love Historical Christian Fiction and Missionary Work around the Wild Wild West territories.


Review: Dare You To - Katie McGarry


Review: Dare You To- Book #2 Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry - May 2013

Pushing the Limits brought us the story of the unlikely pairing between Noah and Echo and we were introduced to Noah's friends Isaiah and Beth. In Book #2 we read Beth's story as the readers delves deeper into Beth's life and learns to understand why she is the way she is and what made her change into the person she is today. In Book #2 we start off reading and learning how Beth always has to help her mother as she is incapable and a druggie/drunk and has equally bad taste in guys especially when she seems to attract the dangerous and violent ones. The latest incident lands Beth living with her uncle Scott whom she hasn't seen since she was little. Can Beth start a new life away from her friends including Isaiah and her mother ?  The other main character in Dare You To is Ryan - he is a jock living what seems to be the perfect life outside of the home but behind doors it's another story as his family is falling apart due to having to keep up with appearances as Ryan's father is the Mayor. Out one night with friends , Ryan is dared to ask a chick for her phone number and to go out on a date with him - that girl happens to be Beth.  Fate seems to chuck them together as he begins to be a part of her new life. In Dare You To we see Beth torn between two guys - her best friend Isaiah who feels more for her and Ryan - the guy who she is falling for and vice versa. Can Beth start a new slate with Ryan or will her past always be there hanging in the background ready to ruin whatever comes her way when things start to look positive ? Can one really escape from their past or will it always be looming in the background?
Find out in Book #2 of The Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Cover Reveal : A Little Too Much and A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers


Synopsis: A Little Too Much - Book #2 A Little Too Far - Lisa Desrochers - November 2013

In the follow-up to Lisa Desrochers’ explosive New Adult novel A Little too Far, Alessandro Moretti must face the life he escaped and the girl he loved and left behind.

Twenty-two year old Hilary McIntyre would like nothing more than to forget her past. As a teenager abandoned to the system, she faced some pretty dark times. But now that’s all behind her. Hilary has her life on track, and there’s no way she’ll head back down that road again.

Until Alessandro Moretti—the one person who can make her remember—shows up on her doorstep. He’s even more devastatingly gorgeous than before, and he’s much too close for comfort. Worse, he sees right through the walls she’s built over these last eight years, right into her heart and the secrets she’s guarding.

As Hilary finds herself falling back into love with the man who, as a boy both saved and destroyed her, she must decide. Past or future? Truth or lies?

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17824633-a-little-too-much?from_search=true


Synopsis: A Little Too Hot - Book #3 A Little Too Far series - Lisa Desrochers - January 2014

If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18053117-a-little-too-hot

Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale' by Elisa Freilich Blitz

Silent Echo: A Siren’s Tale
Series- Silent Echo Trilogy # 1
By- Elisa Freilich
Publication Date- September 2013
Published By- Diversion Books
Genre- YA Fantasy/Paranormal 

Silence was Portia Griffin’s nemesis. In a world where teens never cease to speak their minds, the sixteen year old Portia, rendered mysteriously mute at birth, has opted out of the mainstream conversation.   Instead, this silent sophomore at Ridgewood Preparatory Academy finds solace in her keen love of music and bizarre obsession with birds.  And it doesn’t hurt that her best friend, Felix Fein, deaf at the age of eight, couldn’t care less whether or not she is able to execute the spoken word. 

But Portia’s world is about to change – and not necessarily for the better. 

After sixteen silent years, Portia is suddenly gifted with a voice unparalleled in its purity and powers. Her new ability to persuade, to seduce and to destroy with her voice alone sends Portia on a search for answers she never imagined she’d have to accept.


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