Monday, June 24, 2013

It's official....

I am the worst book reviewer of all time! 
 I have read so many books the last few weeks, 
and I haven't written one single review.
Ugh!!! I seriously suck.


Sorry, y'all!
I just can't seem to make myself stop reading long enough to write any reviews, 
but that all ends today!
Today, my friends, I am breaking the cycle. 
Today, I promise to start trying to write and post reviews on books before I lose myself in another story.
(Key word... TRYING!)
Because let's get real...
We all know that I have a slight addiction to reading,
but I do promise to try to post reviews in a more timely fashion.

Friday I will be posting a review and excerpt as part of the blog tour for Erin Noelle's latest book, Ambrosia, so keep a look out for that,
but until then
here is a quick run down on all of the other amazing books I have read...

I am starting off this post with The Sea of Tranquility because honestly it was one of the best books I have read in a while. I adored the writing, the story, the characters, and pretty much everything else about it. Nastya is such a unique character and I found myself completely drawn into her story from beginning to end. As emotional and heart-wrenching as the plot can be at times, it was strangely uplifting and heart-warming at the same time. There is a bit of a slow build, but the story is so believable and real that the pacing seems spot on. This book is also a little bit more on the YA side. There is some romance, but this is not your typical boy meets girl and they fall in love kind of story. I don't want to say much about the plot or the characters because this is one that you just have to read for yourself, and it is definitely a book that shouldn't be missed.
 I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

These books are part of a two part series that had me addicted from page one. The story is full of mystery, love, angst, and some MAJOR man candy. 
Cole (said man candy) is the hero in the story and I absolutely LOVED him. 
He is my new book boyfriend. 
Like seriously, every single thing he said or did during the entire story made me swoon. 
I have a big time book crush on him!
The whole time I was reading, I was like...

Creepy? Maaaaybe. 
But you will totally feel the same after you read these books.
I don't want to say anything about the plot, other than it is very mysterious and had me questioning everything. You won't get many answers until book two, and even then I felt like some things were just kind of glossed over, but it didn't make me enjoy the story any less.  You should definitely check these books out.
I gave them each 4 stars.

Forever Too Far is the 3rd and final book for Blaire and Rush.
Speaking of Rush...
Let me just take a moment to reflect on all that is Rush Finlay...

Holy hotness! That man is without a doubt the sexiest fictional character of all time. I honestly don't think I will ever get over him. He is so sweet and protective and I just adore the way he loves Blaire. 

As a whole this was a good ending to the series, 
buuuut I do have to say that 
I wish that there was less Nan in the story.
A lot less Nan... like preferably none at all. 
She is a giant B and I freaking can't stand her.

And I hate that she is going to get even more attention in Grant's spin off book. Barf!

Buuuut anyways, back to Rush and Blaire...
I must mention that there are a lot of... ahem... steamy moments in this book,
(which is to be expected from Abbi Glines) and there was also a moment or two where I thought I was going to have to reach through the pages and smack some sense into Rush, but I still adored it.
Again, Forever Too Far is a wonderful conclusion to Rush and Blaire's beautiful story and I am so happy that they finally got their happy ending.

 I will always hold a special place in my heart for Rush and I am little sad that his story is over.

*wipes tears*

Hopefully Glines will give us a little more Rush and Blaire in Grant's and Woods' upcoming stories.
Also, be sure to read Twisted Perfection (Woods' story) before this one because there are lots of spoilers in it.

One Tiny Lie is the companion novel for Ten Tiny Breaths, which I reviewed a while back and loved. 
I  really like the way K.A. Tucker writes and this book was no exception.
(In fact, I think I liked Livie's story more.) 
The plot was well paced, well written, and completely believable.
There was just something so refreshing about Livie's character and the connection between her and Ashton is super adorable. Ashton himself was quite the mystery to me. I honestly could not figure his character out, but when his backstory was revealed... 
my mind was blown! 
This is a very engaging read and was extremely hard for me to put down once I got started. 
I would give it 4.5 stars for sure! 

This is the companion novel to Losing It, which I also reviewed a while back and loved. In Faking It, we get Cade's story as he struggles to get over Bliss and move forward with his life. It is told from dual POV's (Cade's and his new leading lady, Max). Max and Cade are complete opposites at first glance, but as you get to know them, you learn that they are similar in all the ways that matter.
 Cade is probably the sweetest and nicest guy character EVER.
He made me grin like an idiot the entire story.

*girly sigh*
Ultimately, this a sweet love story riddled with some pain and angst, but it is a highly enjoyable read that is definitely worth your time.
I would give it a solid 4 stars.

I absolutely loved this book and I especially LOOOVED Will Ryan.... like A LOT *fans face*,buuut I have say there were moments that I wanted to shake Mia and scream at her to get her shiz together. Now to be fair, she has quite a bit going on in her life... (losing her father, finding her way in a new city, trying to figure out how to run a business, struggling to figure out what career path to take, and trying to fight feelings for a super sexy musician!) Whew! Any girl might crumble under such pressure, and while she didn't always handle things the way I wanted her to... I still completely adored her character and thoroughly enjoyed her journey of self-discovery. Yes, I found myself frustrated at times, but I liked that Mia's story wasn't all hearts and flowers. It was REAL! She struggled, made mistakes, and did things that drove me absolutely bonkers, but I honestly couldn't get enough! 

In the end, I gave Sweet Thing 4.5 stars despite my frustration with Mia because the story takes you on such an emotional and believable journey. 

(Aaaand also because Will Ryan makes me feel all funny inside! teehee) 

But seriously, Renee Carlino's writing will make you swoon, laugh, shake your eReader in frustration, and soooo much more. This book is a definite must read! :-)

This was another really sweet love story that is completely heart-warming and well written. The banter between Rowen and Jesse was super cute and I loved watching their relationship blossom. This is just one of those quick and easy reads that will make your heart happy. Nicole Williams has decided to continue Jesse an Rowen's story in a sequel called, Near and Far, and I will definitely be reading it!

This is a spin off of Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series, which is a major must read. While the Lux series centers around the alien race of the Luxen, Obsession takes you into the world of the Arum, the enemy alien race of the Luxen. I know you might be thinking, "Aliens!? Really!?" but I promise you this is such a great series. Obsession is QUITE a bit more steamy than the Lux novels. In fact the Lux books are very YA in comparison to this one. The story itself is fast paced and gives you a unique insight into the war between the Arum and Luxen, and did I mention it is steamy!? Because holy moly, is it ever! It should also be mentioned that Obsession takes place in-between Opal and the 4th Lux novel, which is called Origin, 
so it is pretty important that you read the Lux novels before this one. 

There are a few other books that I have read lately, but these are the ones that I enjoyed the most. Hope you can find something that catches your eye, and as always, if you read one of my recommendations, please let me know how you like it! 
Until then,
Happy Reading, Y'all! :-)

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