October 31, 2012

Losing it by Cora Carmack Review

Losing it
by Cora Carmack
Published on October 15th 2012
Kindle edition, 204 pages
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Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

- Goodreads.com description

Oh my god, this book, this book was completely and utterly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It's been a long time since I've read such a great contemporary romance <3 It was just perfect. And please, don't pay attention to the cover - it doesn't do justice to the book at all ;)

Bliss. This girl is so adorable. I liked her immensely. She just over-thinks everything. And for the first time that she doesn't.. she gets scared and ran off. That was pretty much hilarious. And I really could connect with her and she was very believable as a character.

Garrick. Awww, British accent - I think I will fall for it anytime for the rest of my life. Better to admit it now. He was such a cute character! I so liked him. God, I sound like an school girl drooling all over her sexy professor - but hell, this book made become just that! And I loved every minute of it!

The writing was pure awesomeness. LOVED IT. There were so many lines that got me cracking and laughing like crazy. I don't remember the last time I had such a great time with a book. Really, the writing is hilarious. And Losing it is also a one sitting book - it's too good, so believe me, you won't be able to put it down ;)

Anyway, if you're searching for a good New Adult Contemporary Romance - Losing it is the perfect book for you! It's filled with chemistry, sexual tension, great romance, hot steamy scenes, friendship and college life. I would recommend it to everyone, really. This book is so good, you wouldn't like to miss it out!

I took a breath, reminding myself that I was awesome. I was not insecure or shy. I was just a virgin. No big deal. And if I ever wanted to not be a virgin, I was going to have to have sex. Time to man, um.. woman, up. "Are you waiting for an invitation?" I asked, eyeing him standing carefully outside my door. "Is this the part where you tell me you're a vampire?"
He chuckled. "No, I promise the paleness is only because I'm British."

God, it was really starting to hit me. I was about to graduate, and my life was nowhere near where I thought it would be. When I started school three and a half years ago, I thought by now I'd have a plan. I thought I'd know positively what I wanted to do and where I was going. And if I was honest... I thought I would have met the guy I was going to marry by now. I mean, every married couple I knew met in college, and here I was only months away, and the idea of marriage at this point seemed preposterous to me.

"I have a cat! I do!" Damn it... why couldn't I ever remember my imaginary cat's gender? "Um... she's gray and adorable and her name is..." I said the first thing that popped into my head, "Hamlet."
I was a genius. I couldn't even invent a girl cat with a girl name. It's like there was this bridge in my brain between the rational and the absurd, and somehow I had burned it. 
"You have a cat named Hamlet?"
"I do." Kill me now. "I definitely, definitely do." 
That was it. I was going to have to get a cat.

Top Ten Favourite Kick-Ass Heroines

It's Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is: 
Top 10 Favourite  Kick-Ass Heroines

1. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy
Well, Rose will be my favourite kick-ass character for forever. I just love her. And there is nothing, nothing I would change about her. She's just perfect.

2. Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments
Clary is becoming more of a kick-ass the more books are coming out! She was woaah good in City of lost souls!

3. Meghan Chase from The Iron Fey
Well, Meghan - I will always have a soft spot for Meghan. I just like her too much :P

4. Georgina Kincaid from The Succubus Blues
My kick-ass succubus? Must be on the list!

5. Sophie Mercer from Hex Hall
Sophie could be on the kick-ass heroine list just because of the dialogs with Archer Cross - the sarcasm batles were amazing! Leave the magic, sarcasm rules ;) 

6. Tris Prior from Divergent
It's a must.

7. Adelice Lewys from Crewel World
Awww, Adelice won me over so fast! She is a kick-ass character - in kicking and in sarcasm ;)

8. Ember Miller from Article 5
She definitely fought back on many occasions. 

9. Isabel Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments
The most badass shadowhunter woman ever? Ddd with no further addo.

10. Alex from the Covenant 
Because she literally kick-ass all the time :P And she's hilarious.

Which kick-ass heroines are your favourite? :)

October 28, 2012

Blogspiration #23

Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by both GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation, and just a little SOMETHING.

Hello, my dear friends and readers :)
This week I am gonna share something my best friend Ines made. It's a quote of Dr. Seuss and I think it's pretty cool :) 
Awww, isn't it beautiful? <3

What's your blogspiration this week? :)

October 27, 2012

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens Review

Thoughtless #1
by S. C. Stephens
Publication date on November 6th 2012
Gallery Books, 544 pages
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Book Depository - Amazon

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together—Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university—everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes . . . and none of them will ever be the same.

- Goodreads.com description

Thoughtless seriously wasn't what I expected. I marched myself into this book with excitement for all the hot steamy scenes and I was left with my mouth dry. Don't get me wrong, there were some pretty good scenes, but they just didn't sparkle. And I was so sad because of that.

Kiera. Geeez, you know there is a good reason why good girls shouldn't cheat on their boyfriend. Really. Because no matter what they do, they still are good girls. That's why cheating is for bad girls, because really no bad girl would have left Denny in the unknown for so long. I really felt bad for the guy. And Kiera, when she didn't know what to do and which choices to make. Grrrr she pissed me off so many times. And poor Kellan as well. I mean, if you cheat therefore you cheat, but then decide which one to pick, because if you won't, you'll only get to hurt them both and yourself in the end.

Kellan. Awww, this guy. This guy was amazingly sweet, honest, nice, caring, and a great musician. After all the shit that he had to get trough with his parents, as a psychologist, I really understood him. I felt that he really wanted to connect with people, it's just that he didn't know how, and I felt bad for him. Especially how Kiera treated him. He deserved so much better. Well, I think everybody does.

All in all Thoughtless was a good book. Not brilliant, but not bad either. Although, I think it was too long. All this drama and situations could have been avoided or taken action way before it was so late in the book. I really wish I liked Thoughtless more, but I guess I expected way too much from it and that's why I was disappointed.

Anyway, if you are searching for a good college romance book, filled with great music, a love triangle, somehow innocent sex scenes, and lots of tears and blushing from the main character, Thoughtless is the perfect book for you!
"You want to talk about it?"
I paused. "No."
He glanced over at the empty wine bottle on the counter and up again, at the glass I was just finishing. "You want some tequila?"

One single tear rolled down his cheek and the thing inside me broke completely. His pain, his suffering, awakened feelings in me for him that I had never felt before. I wanted to protect him, I wanted to heal him. I would give anything to take his pain away. The coldness, the irritation, the women, Denny, right and wrong - the pain in his eyes made everything else slip away.

But I couldn't. I nodded my head yes, and prepared myself for the one thing that had always terrified me... being alone. 

October 25, 2012

Decisions, decisions

Good god, growing up really sucks sometimes. Don't get me wrong these are my dreams.. it's just, now that they are almost here, it's scaring the shit out of me. 

I suck. Really. I mean, I want this. I do. Badly. But when I saw the ticket on Ryanair - which was so freaking cheap - for London in 19 days - 19 days! - and I am freaking out. 

I'm all suddenly OMG OMG what if something happens in London? What if I won't see my friends there on Friday night? What if I won't know where will it be the premiere of Breaking Dawn part 2?! What if I won't find the bus to Edinburgh? 

Edinburgh. Oh. My. Freaking. God. What if I won't be able to stay at that friend's house till I find an apartment? What if I won't find a nice, cheap apartment? Or room, for the matter. What if I won't find a job?! 

Yes, I am freaking out. And yes, I am exaggerating. But hey, going into the unknown isn't easy. Also true, that I've always hated easy. Geeez, sometimes I would just love to give myself a break.  

On the other hand.. I've been waiting for this for the past 3 months. Hell, I've been waiting for this since I applied to the University of Edinburgh. I should just book the ticket and suck it up. Yeah, that would be the best thing. But I need to wait the reply of my friend, so I will know I have a place to stay for a week in London. Ahh, well, it's a good thing I work well under pressure. :P

I will figure it out. I still have 19 days which is a lot. Figuratively speaking. Or whatever.

This question has been on my mind since I've got my degree a couple of weeks ago. I finished a chapter in my life. Waiting for something to begin. And nothing did. I felt like I was in this space in between. And this is my chance for the new chapter of my life. I am ready. As ready as I'll ever be. Freaking out a little bit, but nonetheless ready. I'm done with this being in between. I want my life to start.

So many possibilities are ahead of me and I sure as hell, won't chicken out now. I've work hard for this. Hell, I've worked two jobs this summer for this. For a possibility to start over. I should pull myself together and start organizing my life. Make some kind of closure or something.

Yes. I am ready.

October 22, 2012

Down To You by M. Leighton Review

Down To You
by M. Leighton 
Published on September 21st 2012
Smashwords, 215 pages
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The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.

Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. 

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?

- Goodreads.com description

Wow, M. Leighton you freaking rock! This book, wow, this book was completely awesome!! It's full of emotions, insecurities, passion and hot boys :)

Olivia. Olivia is a good girl and an awesome narrator. She is so honest and nice. And sexy and cute. And sometimes she is so clumsy with words and she get herself in the most embarrassing situations, which make her even more hilarious. And her fears toward bad boys.. well, it wasn't difficult to relate to that. Though, I still want a bad boy :P

Cash. Awwww, this guy!! I want him. I'm really not kidding when I say I have something for bad boys. I think it has something to do with the passion and being reckless. And Olivia, although she fought it, she was destinated to fall for him. Why even fight it? :P

The story is told from Olivia's, Cash's and Nash's point of view. And for the first time, it actually didn't bother me. I loved to know what all of them were feeling and thinking. The story run smooth and that's what I loved most! It didn't run backward and then forward, but just forward and it was awesome.

So, if you're searching for an Adult book, full of passion, good hot scenes, with a  love triangle,  and great characters, Down to you is the perfect book for you! 

When I lift my head, my eyes meet hers and in them, whether she would ever admit it or not, is desire. Lots of hot, swaty, pin-me-up-against-the-wall desire.

The battery.
"You are such a piece of shit," I yell into the quiet cab, slapping the horn accidentally. It makes a sound like a wounded duck. "Don't you talk back to me! You're this close to going to car heaven at the junk yard."
Yes, it makes me feel a tiny better to get rid of some of my frustration, even if it means sitting outside a pub, yelling at an inanimate object. A very inanimate at the moment. 

Not to mention that he's hotter than seven shades of hell and could probably make me forget my convictions when he kisses me.

October 19, 2012

Saving June by Hannah Harrington Review

Saving June
by Hannah Harrington
Published on May 1st 2011
Harlequin Teen Australia, 336 pages
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‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’
Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one — so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.

When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going — California.

Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.

Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down — again.

- Goodreads.com description

I've been wanting to write this review since forever. I've read Saving June a while ago, but hell, I am still thinking about it a lot. Because this book, will change your world completely <3 So, I think I owe this book a review.

Saving June is fantastic!! I totally love Harper and her sarcasm and her anger toward the whole world. She was so good and an amazing narrator. She has put everyone first, like her friend Laney, and she never complained once. And at the same time she was taking all the sadness of the world on her shoulders. 

I love Jake because he is so chilled out, and he always have to say something remarkable. And he understood Harper completely. He didn't put up with her shit and he challenged her a lot. Which was good! And music, oh the music <3 That was so so sweet! 

The writing was so so beautiful. I really love Hannah Harrington's writing, because it has that something something that I can't really explain, but makes her books, one of the best books ever written. Hannah, you rock!

If you haven't read this book yet, I really suggest you to do it ASAP, because it's worth it! ;) Saving June is full of sadness, friendship, love, anger, faith, and strength to keep going on even when you think the whole world is crumbling down around you.

“It's just nice, I guess. Knowing that someone else can put into words what I feel. That there are people who have been through things worse than I have, and they come out on the other side okay. Not only that, but they made some kind of twisted, fucked-up sense of the completely senseless. They made it mean something. These songs tell me I'm not alone. If you look at it at that way, music... music can see you through anything.” 

“It's so stupid because all I wanted was space and now that I have it, there's this part of me that's achingly lonely I could die.”

“Sometimes people think they want to know things, but then they hear the answer and realize they'd prefer to be in the dark.” 

“I want to stop running away from everything. I want to find something to run toward.” 

“Some people think that a place can save them...Like if they could just be somewhere else, their lives would be totally different. They could finally be the people they always wanted to be. But to me, a place is just a place. If you really want things to change, you can make them change no matter where you are.” 

October 16, 2012

The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines Review

The Vincent Brothers
by Abbi Glines
Published on June 5th 2012
CreateSpace, 296 pages
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He may have given her up without a fight, but Sawyer Vincent is far from over losing the girl he’s loved all of his life. Instead of giving up his best friend and the girl he thought he’d spend forever with, he gave Ashton and his brother Beau his blessing. However, adjusting to seeing Ashton wrapped up in Beau’s arms isn’t easy. Complicating everything even more, Ashton’s cousin Lana is in town for the summer. Sweet, kind, soft-spoken Lana, who gets under his skin. Just being near her makes him forget all about Ashton and his broken heart. Lana is everything he wanted Ashton to be except she isn’t Ashton. She lacks the backbone to stand up for herself and confidence that Ashton wears like a crown. 

Lana McDaniel has lived her life in her cousin's shadow. While Lana struggled with her grades no matter how hard she tried, her mother praised Ashton's intelligence. She hadn’t been blessed with Ashton’s blond hair and flawless skin, but that didn't keep her mother from lamenting her naturally red hair and freckles. But none of that would have mattered if Ashton hadn’t always had Sawyer Vincent wrapped around her finger -- the only boy Lana wanted. Once Ashton let Sawyer go, Lana had been so sure that he’d move on. Determined to make Sawyer finally see her, she'd talked her mother into letting her spend the summer with Ashton. But Sawyer is still in love with Ashton, and Lana isn’t going to be anyone's rebound girl. No matter how yummy Sawyer Vincent’s kisses taste.

- Goodreads.com description

The Vincent Brothers was completely not what I was expecting. I thought I would fell for the boy like I did in The Vincent Boys, but surprisingly I haven't. Instead I felt such a big connection with Lana, the main character, that I would have never imagined.

We still have Ash and Beau in the story. Which I thought was so cool. But actually it was so not. Beau felt too overprotective toward Ash – which I haven't noticed in The Vincent Boys. Duh.

Lana. Oh, my sweet sweet Lana. I really liked her. She was going trough some big shit with her parents and she was really in love with Sawyer. She was so passionate about everything. And she was emotional, even though she didn't show it on the outside. I really connected with her. Some her thoughts, are thoughts I could have written. I really enjoyed her character.

Sawyer was a big mess in this book. He screwed out almost everything he could. I felt bad for him, I mean, I know it takes time to get over someone, but geeez, boy get a grip. Though it was so cute how innocent we was :P

Anyway the story was good. I've enjoyed it a lot. I've read it in one sitting. So, if you're searching for a book full of romance, moving on over your ex, and parents issues, The Vincent Brothers is the perfect book for you!

The tears trickled down my face and I felt my hardened resolve not to let my dad or my mother hurt me anymore melt away. How much was I supposed to take before I crumbled? Holding all this in was eating me alive.

My life was out of control enough. I didn't need Sawyer Vincent's help to break my heart. My dad was doing a fine job all on his own. I'd loved two men in my life and I'd not been enough for either of them. I would never be their first choice.

"You're right. It won't happen again. Because I'm done with trying to make people care about me. I shouldn't have to work so hard to get those that I love to love me back. No one else has to try so damn hard. No one. Just me. I've had it. If I am so difficult to want then I don't need anyone. I've managed alone this far. I'm freaking pro!"

October 15, 2012

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa Review

The Lost Prince
Call of the Forgotten #1 
by Julie Kagawa
Publication date Obtober 23rd 2012
Harlequin Teen, 379 pages
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Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

- Goodreads.com description

First of all I really like The Iron Fey serie <3 I think it's one of the best series ever. And I was so super excited about this one! And let me tell you, it is good ;)

Ethan. I really liked him. I also felt bad for him. All these fay messing around him – guess you could say it wasn't pleasant and he got into lots of troubles. But he was a good guy. And I was so happy when finally Meghan came into the story. I missed her so much. But I was so proud Ethan stood his groud and didn't just forget about the past 12 years, while she was gone. He was badass. Here he got all my respect.

Kenzie. Jesus, this girl was so annoying. At least at the beginning, I couldn't stand her. She was always sticking her nose into none of her business. After the middle of the book I started to like her though :P She was smart, had courage and was simply funny.

Keirran. Awww, sweet heaven this guy <3 Finally in this book we have a chance to meet Keirran and somehow you can sense where his genes come from. Anyway we meet all the main character from The Iron Fey in this book and I was really grateful for that. No one throws jokes around like Robin Goodfellow can.

The story, though, was pretty predictable. Sometimes I've got the feeling Ethan haven't even paid attention to what threats he got. Because he ran straight away in that direction. And lots of things were pretty logic to me, and I didn't study the Fey into details, so I was a little disappointed because of that.

Although, The Lost Prince was really good. If you liked The Iron Fey serie, then you should definitely check this book out. It's full of some great action, sweet romance, great memories <3, and vicious Fey. 

Besides, Mr. Creepy Faery had threatened not only me but my family. And that pissed me off. I was sick of running and hiding. Closing my eyes, hoping They would leave me alone wasn't working. I doubt it ever had.

Screw that. You want weird? Weird is having a nephew the same age as you. Weird is your sister having a kid, and not telling your family about him. Weird is being an uncle to a freaking half-faery! Forget weird, you are so beyond weird it's not funny.

"Hey," came a familiar, slightly annoyed voice from the top of the stairs, "not to rain on your little reunion or anything, but did you forget something back there? Like, oh, I don't know... me?"

October 14, 2012

Read-a-thon: Hour 24 - I.Freaking.Did.It!

End of Event Meme
1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Definitely between 4AM and 5AM. I thought I would faint, BUT I didn't! :D 
2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I figured that Contemporary Romance is the best genre to read during a Read-a-thon. It's simple, fun, cute and easy to go trough. All the others take more time.
3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think it was perfect <3 I wouldn't change any of it ;)
4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Twitter was awesome, the songs posted every hour on the official page were completely hilarious and they really made the spirit! The cheerleaders were cool :) And the random facts about life were so funny I really need to write them down somewhere! 
5) How many books did you read? 
Almost two.
6) What were the names of the books you read?
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa - 379 pages
The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines - 71% - 220 pages
Total pages read: 599 - FREAKING AMAZING. I am so proud!! :)
7) Which book did you enjoy most?
The Vincent Brothers - I've really connected with the main character and it was easier to read.
8) Which did you enjoy least?
Uh huh, I still enjoyed The Lost Prince :P It was nice to see Meghan and Ash again. 
9) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn't a cheerleader this year, but I would advice to make more teams the next year so they'll have a lesser people blogs to cheer and therefor cheer more. Did it sound like I wanted it? hmm.. I think it was hard for them to go trough all the list more then once or twice because the lists were too big. Ok, that should have explained it allright :P
10) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
As much as I love to cheer people, I fear I can only do it on twitter if I want to participate like a reader :P I love this event so much :) Really makes me feel part of the community! ;) So all of you who contributed to this fabulous event: THANK YOU <3

And OMG I freaking won a prize in the last hour!! Yeeeey :) I really think I rock :P :P hihi

What about you? Did you enjoy the readathon as much as I did? :)

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