Monday, 27 January 2014

Book Review: Try Me (Take a Chance #1)

Book Title: Try Me
Series: Take a Chance
Author: Diane Alberts
Pages: 65
Published: May 24th 2012
Published by: Entangled Publishing (Ever After)

Summary (from Goodreads): What happens in Vegas...can lead to romance.

It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea.

Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend's sister...and the girl he'd loved since childhood.

The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn't seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he's always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances...or will she surrender ground and give love a try?


Review: This was a very short (65 pages) and sweet book, i really enjoyed reading it, although i wish it was longer because i would have totally wanted to read more about Erica and Jeremy.

At first before i found out what happened to Erica, I was a tiny bit annoyed with her, the whole time i was thinking - What the hell is her problem he likes you, you like him just kiss and make up already, but then we find out what happened and i totally understood why she tried to push him away, I would have reacted the same way to be honest.

Stars: 5 out of 5 definitely

Will you reread ?: Probably sometimes in the future yes, it was just such a sweet book and sometimes you need a bit of sweetness in your life haha 

Will you read the other books in this series ?: Already read them all except for the second one, there is no reason for that except that i was really interested in the third and fourth book so i decided to read those two before the second one, but i will be finishing it soon. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Review: Shine not Burn by Elle Casey

Title: Shine not Burn
Author: Elle Casey
Published: July 1st 2013
Characters: Andrea Marks (Andie), and Gavin MacKenzie (Mack)

Summary (from Goodreads): IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS.

I can't be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much.

Andie's just days away from tying the knot, but there's just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she's already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won't issue her a marriage license until it's all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she's going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she's thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick ... before her fiance finds out and everything she's been working toward goes up in flames.


Review: Well.. we all know that what happens in Vegas NEVER stays in Vegas haha. 

I read this book in like 4 hours, i just couldn't put it down (actually i had to put it down a few times because i was laughing so hard at the casino parts, i literally had tears in my eyes i was laughing so hard haha). I am so happy that i decided to pick this book up, i love Vegas and stories where people get so drunk and end up married, it's just so fun to read about.

Andie: I really enjoyed reading from her pov, even though i didn't quite understand how she can keep dating these guys with terrible personalities who hate on her friends and basically don't treat her well, if anyone i was dating or about to marry said bad things about my body or my friends i would tell him off and tell him if he didn't quit it that it would be over between us.

Mack: First of all:
and second of all, because of him i have been on Goodreads all day and night looking for more and more books with cowboys! (not that i'm complaining because i have found some great ones, not as good as Shine not Burn though).

Stars: 5 out of 5 definitely, i recommend it to everyone, and all of my friends will know about this book soon because when i love a book i recommend it to everyone.

Will i reread ?: I will definitely reread this book a lot, i enjoyed it that much.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Duff by Kody Keplinger: Review

Title: The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
Author: Kody Keplinger
Published: September 10th 2010
Main Characters: Bianca Piper, Wesley Rush, Casey Blithe, Jessica Gaither, Toby Tucker.
Goodreads

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Review: I can honestly say that i haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time, I loved the storyline, the characters, just about everything, i enjoyed every chapter and page, there wasn't even one page that bored me,

Characters:
Bianca: I really loved Bianca and her personality, she was sarcastic, witty and just really likeable in my opinion

Wesley: at first when he came in to the book the whole time i was just like:
but after a while he really grew on me and i started to swoon every time he was around, ugh i just love him so much haha, even though i totally despised him in the beginning he really grew on me.

Toby: I honestly never liked him (i didn't hate him) but i didn't love him either, i did think he was a gentleman and really sweet, too sweet, i like guys who have some flaws (not too big of flaws but yeah) but that's my opinion


Stars: I give this book 5 stars out of 5, i just really loved it and i recommend it to anyone

Will you reread ?: I will definitely reread this book a thousands of times and never get sick of it, i loved it that much

Some Quotes that i love (you don't have to read this part because there might be spoilers)

Wesley Rush doesn't chase girls, but I'm chasing you.” 
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 “Go try your charming act on some tramp with low self-esteem, because I'm not falling for it.”
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  “No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually.”
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“Don’t lie to yourself because you think nit’s safer. Reality doesn’t work like that…”
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“Thanks,” Toby said. “And if Wesley breaks your heart, I promise to . . . well, I would say I’d kick his ass, but we both
know that’s physically impossible.” He frowned down at his skinny arms. “So I’ll write him a strongly worded letter.”  

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“I wanted to make sure you were fine...and that he was okay, too. You didn't, like, stab the boy, did you? I mean, I totally disapprove of murdering hotties, but if you need help burying the body, you know I'll bring the shovel.” 
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Saturday, 11 January 2014

January 1st-12th Wrap up

Hey everyone, I read a lot of books this month and I wanted to do a wrap up of these two weeks because I know that by the end of January I will probably have finished 20 books or something, and that wrap up post would be way too long so I wanted to do a two week wrap up.

From January 1st I read 6 books and I am currently reading/listening to 6 books (sometimes while I am reading one book I check goodreads or something and find a book I am really interested in and decide to get and read that one instead so that is why I am currently reading 6 books (will be more probably haha.)

And now on to the books:
Title: The Duff
Author: Kody Keplinger

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Title: From What i Remember
Authors: Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

Summary: KYLIE: Mexico? What a nightmare! I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY! Wait! Is this a wedding band on my finger??

MAX: It started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics and it ended in Ensenada. It was hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded here, with less than twenty-four hours before graduation.

WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.

LILY: This cannot be happening. It's like some cruel joke. Or a bad dream. I close my eyes and when I reopen them, they're still there. Max and Kylie Flores, freak of the century. In bed together. If Kylie thinks I'm giving him up without a fight, she's dead wrong.


Title: Dream Chaser
Author: Angie Stanton

Summary: Willow Thomas has a bad habit of running away from things that scare her. And most recently, she quit her high school cheerleading squad after a terrifying fall.

With time on her hands, she auditions for a musical production directed by a Broadway choreographer. Just as things are looking up, Willow discovers she will be performing opposite Eli McAvoy, the best friend she abandoned three years before. To make matters worse, the kids in the musical hate her, her singing sucks, and her dog is sick.

Eli has grown up during their years apart and now possesses confidence and good looks, as well as a giant chip on his shoulder. He is in no hurry to play nice with Willow, but their entwined roles in the musical lead to entwined bodies in the backseat of his car.

Just when Willow finally has her life under control, another surprise is delivered in the form of her greatest challenge yet. Will she run or finally stand and face her fears? And will Eli be there to help or turn his back on her for good?


Title: Not that kind of girl
Author: Siobhan Vivian

Summary: Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.
But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.
Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

Title: Ten things we did (and probably shouldn't have)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Summary: 2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house - parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.
If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.










Title: The Stillburrow Crush
Author: Linda Kage

Summary: Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.

But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?






 
I didn't write what i thought of these books here in this post because i will be doing separate review posts for each book, although you can check on Goodreads how many stars i gave these books if you're interested


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Awesome Book/Movie things coming this year

Hello everyone, i hope you all had a great and safe New Years Eve, mine was fun, i had a dinner with my family and then we watched this mob movie called The Family starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, and more, it was a good movie i gotta say, it was funny and entertaining, i would recommend it to people even if they don't like those kind of movies. I went on Fangirl Daily today and she posted this post - HERE and i wanted to mention some of the things on that list that i am looking forward to the most this year!.

1. The Vampire Academy Comes to the cinemas this year in February 14th (US), and February 19th (UK) ( sucks that people in the US get to see it before everyone else...it really sucks, they should come out at the same freaking time hehe).
2. The Divergent movie companion is released March 4th (i don't usually buy movie companions, but oh lord i really want the divergent and Vampire Academy one a lot! haha)
3. Divergent comes to the Cinemas March 21st (April 4th in the UK) again why can't it come out on the same date!!!! haha
4. The Fault in our stars movie comes out in the cinemas, June 6th
5. Mockingjay part one comes out sometimes this year, the date is still unknown

6. The last Hobbit movie, There and Back again will come to the cinemas the date again is unknown

7. and lastly Isla and the Happily ever after is expected to be published on March 13th this year!!, eep, i am so looking forward to read that one!.
There might be some more exciting things that i might be forgetting though i got all information on Fangirl Daily except for the Isla and the happily ever after stuff.

What are you most looking forward to coming out this year ?