Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Chasing Each Other (Chasing #2) by J.D. Rivera

25730887Edition: ebook
Pages: 220
Publish Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Self
Genre: Na Romance
Series: Chasing
Goodreads Rating: 4.16 (57 ratings)

I had such high hopes for this story. It had everything I love in contemporary romances, a troubled past, new perfect guy, trying to keep that guy away from your past, crazy ex comes back to haunt you. But it was the way this book was told that ruinned it. I didn't really connect with the characters, the main character Miranda was very whiny and self conscious. And the main relationship was just weird, I didn't feel much of the supposed chemistry and next thing I knew they were professing their love for eachother....
I did not enjoy this book at all, the story had a lot of possibilities, it was just the way it was written that was all wrong.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Review: Emmy and Oliver by Robyn Benway

23285817Edition: ebook
Pages: 352
Publish Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: No
Goodreads Rating: 3.93 (2,823 ratings)

This was one of my highly anticipated releases for 2015 and it did not disappoint. The emotions in this book were off the charts but it was perfectly leveled with the humor similar to that of John Green. There were also past and present views of Emmy and Oliver together, but the people they are now are even more meant to be than the kids they used to be. Though I'm not a fan of Stockholm syndrome books, this one was done in a way that was romantic and focused more on life after being kidnapped. It also was easier to handle considering his Father was the one who kidnapped him.  
Overall this was an amazing book and I'm happy to have finally read it, but I wish there had been more. I'm a romance junkie, I needed more of that especially since these kids weren't even kids they were seniors in highschool, I mean COME ON! ;)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Review: On Dublin Street (#1) by Samantha Young

16087856Edition: paperback
Pages: 336
Publish Date: July 2, 2012
Publisher: NAL
Genre: NA Romance
Series: On Dublin Street 
Goodreads Rating: 4.26 (120,679 ratings)

Reading this book in public is a big no-no. 
I've heard many things about Samantha Young's books and after a friend recommended this one to me and it was on Book Outlet for only a couple bucks I couldn't say no.
Though it's an extremely embarrassing cover the story itself was pretty good. Though for such a short book the back and forth was dragged out a bit too much. 
I did enjoy Joss, he spunk and hard headedness was attractive. Her past was hugely depressing and it was understandable that she had attachment issues. It was great to see the changes in her just by being with Braden and his family. 
The romance was super hot too ;)

Friday, 31 July 2015

July Wrap Up!

There will be no August TBR as I seem to have entirely gone off course from most everything I had planned for this summer and Monthly plans.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Review: Chasing River (Burying Water #3) by K.A. Tucker

25755153Edition: ebook
Pages: 336
Publish Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Atria
Genre: NA Romance
Series: Burying Water
Goodreads Rating: 4.26 (911 ratings)

Fall in love with a foreigner.
This book is really my fantasy, aside from the near death experience. I absolutely adored Amber in Burying Water and to get a story and happily ever after for her was so perfect. 
K.A. Tucker can do no wrong when it comes to companion novels, I usually hate them because I loved the first one so much, but these have all been perfect.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

10194157Edition: Paperback
Pages: 368
Publish Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & CO
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: The Grisha
Goodreads Rating: 4.09 (78,338 ratings)

This is a world where the nation of Ravka is torn apart by The Shadow Fold, those who travel through it may not survive to the other side. The only way to destroy it lies in the hands of Alina Starkov, the frail average orphan girl who, after seeing the boy she grew up with (and loves) Mal, attacked by the monsters in the Shadow Fold releases a power she never knew she possessed. Taken away from her life as a refugee and placed into Grisha training and the only sun summoner, the last hope to destroy the Fold.
This story follows Alina through old and new love, broken hearts, Grisha training, betrayal, and oh so much more.
I've said this for so many books, and I'll say it again for this one. I hate myself for not reading this sooner! Onto the next book I go!!!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Review: The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

15925Edition: Audiobook
Pages: 12 hours
Publish Date: January 1, 2003
Publisher: Grand Central
Genre: Adult Romance
Series: No
Goodreads Rating: 4.13 (120,942 ratings)

This book was so intense! reading it as an audiobook sucked because the chick was a slow reader and in those intense moments I was jumping up and down just freaking out! But we all know that reading the book is better then listening to audiobooks.
This story follows Julie, after losing her husband a few years back she's finally ready to get back into the dating thing. After a few failures she meets Richard, a charming handsome man that takes her to the theater and to fancy restaurants. But then there's Mike, her long time friend and her husbands best friend. It should have been simple, she knows who she loves but the one she left behind won't let go. Everything spirals out of control and Julie nearly loses everything but she has her husband watching over her, her guardian by her side through the whole thing, keeping her and the man she loves safe.
I won't spoil the ending, but if you've read this book you know exactly why I can't give it 5 stars.