Aug 11, 2013

Nantucket Blue.

Nantucket Blue.
Leila Howland.
Publisher: Disney Hyperion.
Publication Date: May 7,2013.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance | Drama.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|294.
Source: Library|Goodreads.
Challenge: Debut Author| YA Contemporary | SARC. 


 Have you ever came across a novel, and right away got a feeling that you love? From minute I read summary for Nantucket Blue I knew that it would be a book I would enjoy. Once I started the book, I ended up falling in love with character only after few pages. Nantucket Blue wasn’t only a good book, it was amazing. I couldn’t pull myself away, and it’s why it took me a day to finish it. I needed how everything turn out for the characters. It was hard for me to believe that it was Howland’s first novel. I can’t wait to see what story she will come up with next.  

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams. 

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. 

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer. 

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality. 

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.  

Both cover and title was what captured my attention towards the novel. How can you not love at cover? Look at it. The couple looks happy, in love. When I first saw cover, I was sure that it be one of those love at first sight, love story. It was unlike what I was happening. It was far from happy love story, though it had quite few sweet moments. Now title, Nantucket Blue now that’s a creative title like that. It doesn’t quite scream love story, if it wasn’t for the picture, I wouldn’t think it would be. It’s unique and title that capture anyone’s attention. It got mine.  

Cricket & Jules: I did not see it coming, I didn’t ever think that Jules be so cold towards Cricket. Mostly because they seemed so tight, up till her mother died. At first she seemed fine, up till after funeral. Thought I felt like I could understand why she did it, I think she should told Cricket how she felt ahead of time, instead of treating her like enemy. I knew that she was grieving, but it still gave her no right to treat her like dirt, without explanation. I was glad to see Cricket finally stand up to her towards the end, that she wouldn’t let her treat her that way anymore. I know that their friendship would never be same, but I am glad that two of them finally talked out, even if it took Jules a while. In way I could relate how hurt Cricket felt like, had friend like that once. I did not like Jules, even after she explained, I hated how she treated Cricket. No real friend does that.  

Cricket & Zack: I thought their relationship was cute, and unexpected. Mostly because he was Jules’s younger brother and his mother just died. Their attraction to each other was unexpected to me, especially since Cricket been crushing on Jay for a while. At first I wasn’t sure if Cricket actually cared for Zack or if he was a rebound, from what was happening between her and Jules, and due to Jay’s rejection. But as the book progressed, I could see how much Cricket cared about Zack, probably more that she thought she would. I enjoyed that their relationship was a secret, it made it even more interesting to read about. I loved how Zack treated Cricket, if every guy could be like that. I love the ending, it made me smile. I was glad to see everything work out for her, for Zack and to see both of them happy. 

Nantucket Blue was beautifully written. It had great imaginary and emotions were displayed so well, I felt like I could feel all of emotions Cricket went through. I know for fact that this is going be author that I am going love for years to come. If you love romance, especially a summer love story with drama, this is a story you won’t regret reading. It’s realistic, addictive and you will find yourself thinking about it.

Aug 10, 2013

A Tale Of Two Centuries, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century,#2.

A Tale Of Two Centuries.
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century,#2. 
Rachel Harris.
Publisher: Entangled Teen.
Publication Date: August 6,2013.
Genre:YA Historical Romance| Adventure.
Format|Pages: EARC|320.
Source: Received  ARC E format, in exchange of review.


I almost have no words how much I loved this book. It was beautifully written, and I was happy that I got to receive an early copy in exchange of review. I knew that I was going love this book from start, and by end my breath was taken away. I loved the first book in series but I loved A Tale Of Two Centuries even more. I’m curious to see what happens with all characters in next novel, especially Cat, Alessandra, Austin. I’m also curious to see of Lorenzo makes an appearance. Rachel Harris who happens be a good friend of mine, has an unique talent. Be sure to check it out, you won’t regret it.


Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea. 
One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility. 

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love. 

First, I wanted to mention that I adore the titles of her books, for the series. A Tale Of Two Centuries totally fits the adventures that Alessandra went through, how different they were than from her century. I could tell that there were meanings for titles. It made sense since she traveled so far into future, it made me, the readers what’s going to happen with Alessandra, if she would actually adjust to Cat’s century, how it would change her. Top of title, the cover is stunning and a bit mysterious in a way.  

Alessandra: I loved her since meeting her in My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. When she first started this journey, I wasn’t sure if she be able to go through it, there were so many more changes. As book progressed, I got a feeling that she can do this. Honestly I am not sure if she got that far, if it wasn’t for Austin and Cat’s support. I saw how much she changed while the book progressed. She had become bit more independent, stronger and confident in herself. I believe it was because of that, she was able to stay with Cat and Austin. Though I knew she miss her parents, I felt like her. It was a century that she belonged in. I was proud of her, and by end of book, became one of my favorite characters. She made me laugh, smile, sad.  

Cat & Austin: I loved how Cat was with Alessandra in first book. I loved everything about their relationship. It reminded me so much about a best friend of mine and that made me smile. Fact that Cat wanted to make sure that Alessandra fit in, feel accepted in place that was different from her own, put a smile on my face. I could see how much she cared about her cousin. I felt like they got even closer in this book, even if Less made some choices that Cat disagreed on, and I thought it was cute fact that she brought Lucas and Cat together. Now Austin, what is there to say about him? I got admit, in beginning I wasn’t the biggest fan, especially way he treated Alessandra but at same time I had feeling that there were a reason behind it. Despite that, I never imagined that he grow to care for her, and to love her. But as book progressed, I could tell he started care for her, even before he admitted it. Way he told her about her mother, father, how he always came to her rescue when she needed it, how patient he was with her. I was rooting for them till end. I am curious what is going come for them next, now that they ended up together.

 My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is unlike any series I read before. It will capture your attention and you will find myself craving for more afterwards. Once I finished A Tale Of Two Centuries, I wished for next book to be out so I could see what’s in store for everyone. If you enjoy adventure, romance with bit of historic aspect, be sure to pick up the series today. It’s a read that you won’t forget.

Aug 7, 2013

The Elite, The Selection,#2.

The Elite.
The Selection,#2.
Kiera Cass.
Publisher: Harper Teen.
Publication Date: April 23,2013.
Genre: YA Dystopian|Romance. 
Format|Pages: Hardcover|323.
Source: Owned|Goodreads.


If you loved The Selection, you are going to love The Elite. Actually I loved this one even more then the first one. The Selection seemed to keep me on the edge of my seat, more than the first book. I found myself wondering what was going to happen with characters next, especially with America and Maxon who are my favorite characters in the novel. There were quite few surprising twists through this book, once that I did not see coming. I’m eager to see what happens next, especially with Maxon and America.  

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. 

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. 

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.  

Have you ever came across series you knew that you love? This is that series for me. Though I found myself enjoying The Elite even more, and once I finished it, I wanted to read it again. I knew that it’s one series I am going to love, I’m going to miss once it comes to end. It’s has unique storyline and different from any other series I have read, Despite that, I love the covers. The Elite cover was even more stunning then the first one. Anyone else thinks so? I love the dress that America is wearing on the cover, she looks completely stunning. Though she does look bit more serious in this one, like there something on her mind, like she trying decide on something. Yet she looks beautiful. It makes me curious how the next cover will look like.  

Maxon: I loved fact that this was more centered around him. I had always seemed to like him a bit more, then Aspen. I felt more connection between him and America. Maybe it just me but it felt like he loved, cared for America the way that Aspen didn’t. I did feel bad for him at times, making me bit annoyed with America through the book. She could tell, she could see how much Maxon cared for her, yet she kept pushing Maxon away. It’s no wonder that him and Kriss got close. Though I loved the scene between two of them in the servants quarters. I felt afraid of what Maxon father did to him, something that was out of his control. I thought it was sweet that she took care of him. I never imagined something like that happening to him, it was then that I started hate his father. I was glad that America was there to take care of him. I wasn’t sure that she cared about him way she claimed to, till that moment. Now I’m curious how she’s going fight for him, like she said towards the end. 

Despite me being annoyed with America for half of the book, I thought that she was amazing friend, to Marlee. Not every friend would do that America did for Marlee, spoke up for her when her and Carter were being whipped once they were discovered together. Only a true friend would do that. I also hoped that somehow Carter and Marlee find a way to be together. But I loved the friendship between the two of them. Their friendship actually reminds me of friendship of some of friendships with my best friends. I know whatever happens, the two of them will remain friends for a years to come. I also thought that America was pretty brave, even when Maxon’s father showed that he pretty much doesn’t like her, doesn’t think she fit match for his son. She didn’t step down, but kept on going. 

This novel made me tear up, multiple time, it made me angry and annoyed, as well as surprised at times. I am very eager to find out how all of this comes to end, yet sad at the same time. This series is worth your time. You won’t be able to put it down, from first book till the second. I didn’t.

Aug 4, 2013

Don't Breathe A Word.

Don't Breathe A Word.
Holly Cupala.
Publisher: Harper Teen.
Publication Date: January 3,2012.
Genre: YA Contemporary Drama
Format|Pages: Paperback| 299.
Source: Owned|Goodreads.


Have you ever read a book, which you found yourself thinking about it after you finished it? A book that took your breath away? That’s what Don’t Breathe A Word, did to me. From moment I picked the book, started it reading it, I knew I was going to love it. However I wasn’t expecting how much I love it. It was one of the most inspirational, realistic novels I read. I would highly recommend this novel to everyone. It make you grateful for the life you have now. 

Joy Delamere is suffocating. 

From asthma, from her parents, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out. She can take his cruel words, his tender words...until the night they go too far. 

To escape, Joy sacrifices her suburban life to find the one who offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. He introduces her to a world of fierce loyalty, to its rules of survival, and to love—-a world she won’t easily let go. 

Set against the backdrop of the streets of Seattle, Holly Cupala’s power¬ful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the secrets we keep, and the ways to redemption. But above all, it is an unflinching story about the extraordinary lengths one girl will go to discover her own strength.

  Don’t Breathe A Word was beautifully written. From first page, I was completely observed in the story and I wondered what was going happen to Joy next, if she would survive, where she would end up. Somehow I had feeling that it was going be a powerful novel, just by looking at the cover. The girl on the cover which I am guessing is Joy, looks likes she’s about to make a serious decision. I had a feeling that it was going be one of those serious novels. Everything described there, especially Joy’s time on streets, it painted such picture that I actually saw myself along with Joy, experiencing what she was, though I know nothing about being homeless. It was such powerful subject, realistic. It something that does happen, and makes it easier to relate novel to real life.  

Joy & Creed: Loved them from beginning, the two of them were actually my favorite characters. I loved Creed and Joy’s relationship, way that he made sure that she was okay, how he wanted to protect her, even though he didn’t know her in beginning. He even took her in , at start, to help her out instead of letting her find her own place to sleep. I could tell that he cared her from the start, probably from time when he saw how Asher treated her. I was happy that Joy was able to find someone who treated her with respect, unlike Asher who I hated right from start. Though they had their issues, I was happy that she could find someone to make her happy. The ending scene between two of them made me smile. 

This book took my breath away, I found myself thinking about everything I read, even after I finished the book. It’s the type of book that will make you think, will make you angry, sad and even put smile on your face. Don’t Breathe A Word is worth checking out.

Jun 9, 2013

Safe Haven.

Safe Haven.
Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing.
Publication Date: September 14,2010.
Genre: Romance | Suspense.
Format|Pages: Paperback| 368.
Source: Owned|Goodreads.



Safe Haven was one of best and favorite Nicholas Sparks novels I read, and I have read all of them. So far. However, out of all the novels that he had written so far, this one seemed be bit more on thriller side, and had quite bit of action going on. It kept you on edge of your seat, up till very end. Though I read it before, I was on edge of my seat till end. I did not want put it down. I was so observed in book, I found myself reading it for hours. If you love romance, with bit of action in mix, Nicholas Sparks is worth checking out.

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again.
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

  Katie: Loved her character right from start. Though at times it might seemed like it, but to me she was strong. Honestly, if I was ever in her situation, I would never be able to do what she had done. It takes a lot, to run away and start all over again, from abusive marriage. Especially considering what happened the first two times that she tried to run away, that takes a lot of courage. Not everyone can do, try to escape that life and start all over. Despite being afraid most of time, I was glad that she was able to start all over, to start a new life. However, I felt myself constantly afraid of her, afraid that her husband would figure out a way to find her, that it will all be all over for her, the life that she built. I found myself rooting for her, rooting for her to make it, to not feel afraid anymore.

Alex & Kevin: How can you not love Alex? I loved pretty much everything about him, way he was with Katie, even before they got together. How he protected her once he found out what Kevin done to her, to make sure that she was safe. Honestly, I don’t think that neither his children nor Katie would made it, be alive, if it wasn’t for him coming to their rescue at the end. I actually found myself holding my breath when Kevin hit Alex, and I prayed he make it through, after hit like that. I was glad that Katie finally met someone, who made her feel safe, who loved her for who she was. Despite that, he was an amazing father to his kids. I love the relationship that he had with his kids, and how he always made sure that they had something to do, spend time with them. Now Kevin, I hated him from beginning, I was hoping that he wouldn’t figure out how to find her. Once he did, I felt so afraid for Katie and angry for Kevin. Though I kind of felt like he did love her, but at same couldn’t understand how he claimed to love her, yet was so controlling.

What made this book slightly different then his other books? Well, this had much more suspense that his other books seemed to have. Others seemed be based more on romance, but this also had quite bit suspense. Especially once Kevin showed up, that’s when the real action began. Kevin was so close. I wasn’t only terrified what would happen, but also what would happen to the kids, since Kevin seemed to be drunk much more then he usually was. I couldn’t imagine what Alex would gone through, if he lost either of them. Despite not wanting Kevin to die, I was glad to see that Katie could finally feel safe again. Now, Carly ‘Jo’ that was a twist I did not see coming, that Katie’s neighbor end up being Alex’s late wife.

  It was an amazing read. I can’t wait to see the movie. If it’s similar to the book, be pretty amazing movie. I would recommend this book to any romance lovers.

Unravel Me, Shatter Me,#2.

Unravel Me.
Shatter Me,#2.
Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins.
Publication Date: February 5,2013.
Genre: YA Dystopian| Adventure.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|461.

Amazing. I loved the first book when I read it last year, it was unlike any book I read before. Unravel Me , wasn’t any different. Honestly I actually enjoyed this book, more than I enjoyed the first one. It seemed like the second one had more action, adventure. There was so much more going on, to point that I couldn’t even put the book down. Once I read the book, I knew that this was one series I was going to love, till the end. It’s unlike any book I read before.

it's almost time for war.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam.
But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

I fell completely in love with cover, it’s so unique and unlike any other cover that I seen in the other books. It looks mysterious, and I feel like you can tell that something is going to happen, just by cover, even if you haven’t read the other book. It’s very creative, and it get any reader to pick the book. It make them wonder about the book, the story. I’m also curious if it’s Juliette, on the cover.

Adam & Warner : I was Team Adam, till I read this book, now I’m Team Warner, it’s not like I don’t like Adam, I do and if he ends up with her in end, I won’t be disappointed by it. However, I feel like there was more connection, more attraction between Juliette and Warner, then Juliette and Adam, it seemed like they were mostly arguining with each other most of book, though I can see why. In first book, I wasn’t too sure if Warner actually cared for Juliette or not, but after reading Unravel Me, I know that he does, it seems that she’s the one person that he actually cares for. Once I found out how Warner was treated by his own father, I understood why Warner was way he is. I am curious what’s going happen between Juliette and Warner next. As for Adam, I do hope things start looking up for him, it seems like everything seems to be going wrong for him lately. I felt bad for him.

Kenji : Another character I loved. I wasn’t his biggest fan in last book, to me there was something off about him, makes me glad that I was wrong about him. It seemed like he was one person that didn’t take pity on Juliette, when she was feeling sorry for herself, or mourning over what was happening with her and Adam. I think she got as far as she did, due to him. If he hasn’t pushed her, if he didn’t help her with her powers, to control her powers, who knew where she be now. In way, he had saved Juliette’s life. In way it made me hate way Adam treated him at times, when he done nothing but help them out, from the start. I’m curious what’s going happen with him next, if he actually believes that Juliette is dead, or not.

How can you not love this book? It has everything, from romance with twists, action, adventure, along with some mystery added into the mix. Plus author has unique writing style, unlike any other books that you read. You can’t help but be observed into the book, till the end. Even once you reach the end, you will be craving for more, wondering what’s going happen next for Juliette, Adam and Warner. I know I’m eager to see what’s going to come next.

May 25, 2013

The Storyteller.


The Storyteller.
Jodi Picoult.
Publication Date: February 26,2013.
Genre:Historical Fiction|Mystery.



From all the Jodi books I read, which is all of them actually, The Storyteller was the most intense, inspirational book that I read by her. It was completely different from the other books that I read by her. That’s what I loved about it, because it was unlike other books and was based on pretty tough subject, Holocaust. Despite being a hard, depressing subject to read about, it kept my attention till end, I could not put it down. I found myself wondering how it was going end. If you love Picoult books or historical books, this is one book that it’s worth checking out.

Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.
What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - is it murder, or justice?

This is officially my new favorite Picoult novel, despite being pretty hard subject. You can’t help but love the book, the story. Though I read novels about holocaust before, back in high school, this was unlike the other books that I have read before; Picoult put a twist on it. After reading The Storyteller, I felt that I learned even more about the subject then I knew prior to reading the novel. I’m not going lie, through reading novel, especially from Minka’s point of view, I teared up multiple times. I felt scared for Minka multiple times, scared that she wasn’t going make it, even if I knew that she would. I felt angry at soldiers, how could anyone treat someone this way? Just because they are Jewish? It’s the question that I always wondered about. But I loved reading from Minka’s point of view, of her time in Poland and everything that she went through. Even if it didn’t seem like it, to me she was strong, someone who kept on going, despite what happened to her. I learned so much about her, from her story. She was my favorite.

Sage: I wasn’t sure how to feel about her at beginning of the book, she didn’t seem certain about herself. I actually liked her friendship between her and Josef, in beginning; I could tell that she enjoyed his company. Even if she wouldn’t admit it, I had feeling that she still cared for him even after she found that he was Nazi SS guard and it was one of reason she turned him in, because she couldn’t find the courage, to kill him because of her mixed feelings for him. I was glad that she actually turned him in, because it brought her to Leo, a guy who cared for her despite her past and not having to hide relationship and wanted to be with her, 100% of time. I was also glad that Leo was able to find someone too. I knew that it was them working together that brought them close together. I was glad to see Sage actually happy for a chance.

Like in her other books, I loved that book was written in different point of views, that way you get to know each character. It’s because of that, I actually found it hard to hate Josef which I knew I should have. Through reading his point of view and then finding out who he was at end, made it harder for me to hate. I loved the story in between, the story that Minka was writing, at first I wasn’t sure what it was till I figured out during Minka’s POV. It made it easier to know what they were talking about, when I read the actual story that she wrote. Honestly there wasn’t anything in this book, which I didn’t enjoy. I loved that it had stories both from Nazi SS Guard and the survivor, it made the story seem even more realistic.

The Storyteller in my opinion is book that everyone should read, you will learn a lot. You find yourself wondering what’s going happen with all the characters, especially Sage and Minka. I’m eager for next year, to see what story Picoult will come up next.

May 18, 2013

The Look Of Love, The Sullivan's,#1.

The Look Of Love.
The Sullivan's,#1
Bella Andre.
Publisher: Harlequin Mira.
Publication Date: May 28,2013.
Genre: Adult Romance| Drama.
Format|Pages: E Book|384.
Source: Received through NetGalley from publisher, for review.


~ E Copy was provided by Harlequin, through NetGalley, in exchange for honest review ~

 The Look Of Love , was an amazing book. It was hard not to like the characters in the book. Especially Chase, he’s the kind of guy that I knew I was going to love through the book. How can you not love him? He’s caring, loving, and loyal. I loved fact that the book didn’t only have romance but also bit of thriller, drama, made it even more interesting to read. In general The Look Of Love was type of book that you couldn’t help but love.

Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?
As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is—until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love—and protect—her, but will she let him?
Chloe vows never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Only, with every loving look Chase gives her—and every sinfully sweet caress—as the attraction between them sparks and sizzles, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the only exception. And although Chase didn’t realize his life was going to change forever in an instant, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether…for Chloe’s heart.

To be honest, title and cover was what captured my attention first. I was surfing through Netgalley, seeing what books they got and when I came across this one, I knew that I had to read it before even reading the summary. The couple of the covers look so happy, and the title The Look of Love, I knew that there had to be a story there. The background is also stunning. You could tell by looking at the cover that it was going be a love story. A love story that I had feeling I was going to enjoy. I was right; I ended up enjoying it even more than I thought I would.

Chase : I loved the relationship between him and Chloe, in a way. I knew that Chase truly cared for Chloe and even fell in love with her, but for while I wasn’t sure if she actually felt same for him. I felt like she was using sex, like an escape for what happened to her. It felt to me like she was only using him for sex. I could tell that there was a bond, an attraction between the two of them, even if she wouldn’t admit it. At first. I thought it was cute how Chase took care of Chloe, how he rescued and even offered her place to stay, not many guys would do that. I knew that Chase cared about Chloe, from the moment that he came across her on the road. I was hoping that eventually Chloe would see how much Chase cares for her, will let him in. Will let another guy in her life.

As for Chloe, I liked her character and in way I felt bad for her. I could see why she was hesitant about letting someone else into her life. To be honest, if I was in her situation, I would feel the same way. I felt proud of her by the end, it takes so much to overcome what she gone through, especially after her ex comes back, in attempt to hurt her once again. I was afraid for her, and hoped that Chase would show up, to rescue her. Once he did, I knew that Chloe was aware how much he cared for her. I was rooting for Chloe and Chase to get together through the entire book.

Emotions were described so well in this book, both Chloe and Chase. I enjoyed fact that story was told from both Chloe & Chase’s point of view, that way I got to know both of characters pretty well. I loved them both. I don’t think I would been able chose my favorite. But the emotions, the descriptions of everything, made the story seem so much more realistic and it had my attention the entire way.

The Look Of Love is a book I would recommend for everyone, especially if you in romance. You find yourself craving for more, even after finishing the book.

May 12, 2013

Cross My Heart, Hope To Die, The Lying Game, #5.

Cross My Heart, Hope To Die.
The Lying Game,#5.
Sara Shepard.
Publisher:Harper Teen.
Publication Date: February 5,2013.
Genre: YA Mystery Thriller| Fantasy.


Wow. The more I read The Lying Game series, the more extreme and mysterious it seems to get. I was even convinced that Becky was the killer, all the details that were described about her in the book, made it pretty convincing evidence that she was killer. That’s why I did not see the ending coming. Yet, another twist. Cross My Heart, Hope To Die kept my attention till end. I’m eager to find how it all ends, who the killer is.

When I died two months ago, my killer told my twin sister to become me—or else. Now Emma has it down to a T. She tosses her hair with the signature Sutton Mercer flip and can lead a Lying Game prank with the best of them. She’s even repairing my relationship with my adoptive family. The only thing she hasn’t done is solve my murder.
Then our birth mother, the woman who abandoned us, showed up in Tucson. Emma hasn’t seen Becky in twelve years, but Becky recognizes Emma immediately—as Emma. Is it a mother’s intuition . . . or does Becky know I’m already gone?

The descriptions in this book, especially when Becky’s Illness came into effect, were amazing. It was because of those details that made it pretty convincing for me to believe that Becky was Sutton’s killer. Actually I was pretty sure that she was the killer, just way that she acted around Emma when she came to visit her, after her breakdown. The look on her face, her actions. I was positive that Becky was the killer, especially with her mental Illness history. How could anyone not think that she isn’t the killer? Especially once Sutton had those memories, the way that Becky was acting with her, I was even more convinced that she was the killer. That’s what I love about series, once you sure that you had it figured out, there is another unexpected twist.

Ethan & Thayer: Every time I read about Emma and Ethan’s relationship, the more it makes me smile. I love the connection that two of them have, despite everything that’s happening and fact how Emma’s life is in constant danger. I can see how much Ethan cares for Emma, how much he loves her. I found myself smiling when they finally said I Love You, to each other. Ethan is the type of guy that every girl looks for. I am happy to see, how much their relationship develops, despite Thayer being in middle of it, because he assumes that it’s Sutton, not Emma. I was glad that Emma could find someone who could make her happy. Now Thayer, despite me not being his biggest fan, I was happy to see that there were more scenes between Emma and Thayer. I could tell by way he looked at her, talked to her, that he still loves Sutton. I’m actually curious what will happen if he finds out that it’s not Sutton.

Despite me not being biggest Nisha fan, I was glad to see that her and Emma develop bond, and becoming friends instead of staying enemies. It sucked what happened to her at end, I did not see that coming. I am curious if it was murder too. I’m also curious what it was that she wanted to tell Emma, right before she ended up dead. I got feeling that now Emma is going be trying to figure out two murders, instead of one. I’m getting more eager, to see how it all ends. At same time sad that all of this is going to come to end soon. It’s one of most addicting, mysterious series I have read, it keeps you wanting more.

Apr 21, 2013

Things I Can't Forget, Hundred Oaks,#3.

Things I Can't Forget.
Hundred Oaks,#3.
Miranda Kenneally.
Publisher:Sourcebooks Fire.
Publication Date:March 1,2013.
Genre: YA Contemporary| Romance|Religious.
Challenge: Contemporary.


I’m in love with Hundred Oaks Series. Things I Can’t Forget is another great addition to the series. Since I started reading the series, I seemed to enjoy this one the most. Even though I am not a religious person, I do enjoy reading books about religion. Things I Can’t Forget is my type of book. One of things I enjoy about Miranda’s book, they are realistic, and you can actually see it happening in real life. So, it’s easier to connect to story, the characters. Hundred Oaks is now one of my favorite series. I’m eager to read Racing Savannah and other books that Miranda will write, in the future.

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…
This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt--with her.
Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

Just like all other books, I love the title and cover. Though unlike other two novels, Things I Can’t Forget has more mysterious look to it. Once I read the book, I could see why. Even the cover, where the girl who I am guessing is Kate and Matt is holding hands, has a mysterious look to it. By way they holding hands, yet there is bit of distance between two of them at same time. When I saw the cover, even after reading the summary, I was wondering what was happening between them, or what is going to happen. I loved the background, it’s so colorful. It gives a bit of adventure look to it.

Kate: I wasn’t sure how to feel about her. In beginning, I didn’t quite like her; she seemed bit too judgmental for me. I know she felt guilty about what she did. But at same time, she should think it in positive way, that she helped Emily when she needed her to. All she seemed to do with Emily was to pray with her. I could see why Emily was frustrated with Kate. I think that I would too, if I was in her position. It seemed like she was more attempting make her feel bad, then helping her move on. As book moved on, I started to like Kate a bit more, even if she still seemed to be struggling with her beliefs, especially when she was around Matt. I wondered if she ever decide on what she wants. I could see her change slightly, towards at end. Even accept that what she did for Emily, she did because she needed her, and she needed her friend. .

Matt: I liked him from start. He was funny, and he seemed to care for Kate, right from the start. It seemed like he was the one guy that seemed to make her smile. I could see connection between two of them, right from start. Though Kate tried to deny it at first, the attraction that she felt through him, how she felt when she was around him. I knew she was fighting against being with him, and at same time feeling bad how she felt. At times, I felt bad for Matt because way she kept pushing him away. I could tell that he was pretty hurt when she broke it off with him. I was sure that it was it, for them. What he did for her, at end, made me smile. If only all guys can be sweet, and not pressure their girlfriends all the time. Though they had their downs. In end they made it through. I was happy that Kate could have a happy ending, she deserved it.

I enjoyed fact that Parker was in most of this book as well. I loved her in Stealing Parker, and was glad she was able to make a friend with Kate. I’m curious if Kate will appear in next book, along with the other two characters. I love that she has the past characters, make an appearances in other books.

This is one of best contemporary series, of 2013. So far. It’s realistic, and you won’t be able put it down.

Apr 14, 2013

The Trouble With Flirting.

The Trouble With Flirting.
Claire LaZebinik.
Publication Date:February 26,2013.
Genre: YA|Retelling|Romance.
Source: Library|Goodreads.
Challenge: SARC|Contemporary.


I heard quite few good things about Claire LaZebinik but haven’t read anything by her yet. The Trouble With Flirting was first novel I read by her. Once I read it, I could see why so many people seem to like her, she has amazing talent. From moment I picked the book up, I couldn’t pull myself away, I felt observed with the story, the characters. I felt the need to find out what happens with characters next, especially Franny. After reading The Trouble with Flirting, I will be checking rest of LaZebinik’s work.

Franny's supposed to be working this summer, not flirting. But you can't blame her when guys like Alex and Harry are around. . . .
Franny Pearson never dreamed she'd be attending the prestigious Mansfield Summer Theater Program. And she's not, exactly. She's working for her aunt, the resident costume designer. But sewing her fingers to the bone does give her an opportunity to spend time with her crush, Alex Braverman. If only he were as taken with the girl hemming his trousers as he is with his new leading lady.
When Harry Cartwright, a notorious flirt, shows more than a friendly interest in Franny, she figures it can't hurt to have a little fun. But as their breezy romance grows more complicated, can Franny keep pretending that Harry is just a carefree fling? And why is Alex suddenly giving her those deep, meaningful looks? In this charming tale of mixed messages and romantic near-misses, one thing is clear: Flirting might be more trouble than Franny ever expected.

This book has one of most unique titles that I seen, and one of reasons that I picked it up. The Trouble Of Flirting, how can that not capture anyone’s attention. It was a first that captured my attention about the book, it made me curious. I had never seen title like that before. I got sense from title, that it was going to be my type of novel, one that I would end up loving it. Top of it, the book has one of cutest pictures as well. You can’t help but get curious about the story.

Franny: Even if I don’t agree with all the decisions that she made in book, but then everyone makes mistakes. I liked her right from start. She seemed like a strong character to me, maybe she didn’t seem like it at start, but as book progressed, I could see her changing and becoming a bit of different person. I was glad that Franny found a way to enjoy herself in summertime, especially after the divorce between her parents; she needed some happiness in her life. I was curious if she would find a way, to get part in a play some way. I could see how left out she felt, when her friends talked about the parts in plays that they got. I was glad when she managed to land a part, I could see that made her even happier. Franny was pretty hardworking, working on play, plus costumes. I don’t think I would be able to do what she done.

Alex & Harry: I was sure that Franny was going to end up with Alex. It seemed like two of them had bit more of connection with each other, then her and Harry. But as time progressed, I could see that Alex wasn’t as good as I thought he was, he was playing girls, Franny and his girlfriend. If he really cared for Franny, way that he said he did, he would break up with his girlfriend before even thinking about going anywhere with Franny. I felt bad for both of girls. Now Harry, I wasn’t a big fan of him at first because he did flirt with pretty much every girl. I could see that he did care about Franny, more than any other girl. When they got in fight, I was rooting for them to get back together. I was happy to see Franny fight for him. I loved the conversations between two of them, half of them made me laugh. I could see that Harry was so much better guy than Alex. Right for her.

I enjoyed this novel, much more than I thought I would. It wasn’t too cheesy, sappy. I’m eager to discover rest of Claire’s works. The Trouble With Flirting is one of novels worth picking up, you won’t regret it.


Megan Miranda
Publisher:Walker Childrens.
Publication Date:February 5,2013.
Genre:YA Mystery|Thriller|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|336.


I loved Miranda’s first novel Fracture last year, so when I heard about this book, I knew that I had to check it out. Once I read the summary, I knew that I was going out to love it, just the type of my book, mysterious. I ended loving the book. It seemed more of mystery then thriller book to me and I loved it. I was on edge of my seat from first sentence, till the end. I liked it bit more then Fracture and if I could give it more than 5 Stars, I would. Megan Miranda did it again, she’s an author worth checking out if you haven’t yet.

Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more?
 In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past. But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others.
  In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda's masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.

One of first things that captured my attention in this novel, were the title. Hysteria, how can that not capture anyone’s attention? When I saw the title, it was a first thing that got me curious about the book, before reading the summary. I had a feeling that it was going some sort of thriller in it, just by the title of the book. Now, cover, that made book look even mysterious and I knew that something going happen there, something mysterious, bad. I love how the girl is holding up a frame, it gives more mysterious look to the book. The cover is very creative and took a lot of imagination, and totally suits the storyline.

Mallory : I wasn’t sure how to feel about her at first, considering that she killed someone. At first, I wasn’t even sure if it was self defense or not and it did seem like her parents, especially her mother seemed bit afraid of her. At same time, I felt sorry for Mallory, how her own parents seemed to treat her, when she needed them more than ever, especially when they sent her to boarding school. I seriously thought that they were afraid of her. As book progressed, I began to like her but I also felt afraid for her, once she started to hear those noises. Part of me thought that she was hearing something that wasn’t there, but another part of me wondered if someone was there, following her. But once things started happening in her dorm room, I was sure that someone was following her, the question was who. Dylan was last person who came into my mind, I was sure it was his mother, that she somehow managed to escape and followed Mallory. I actually felt relieved that it was Dylan. I was glad to see everything work out for Mallory in the end. I loved how Mallory’s emotions and descriptions were displayed through the book, it felt so real. I felt like I could connect to Mallory more than any other character.

Reid & Colleen : I loved Reid & Mallory’s relationship. Within short period of time, Reid seemed to get protective of her and making sure that she’s all right. He seemed the one person who didn’t hold against her what happened with her and Brian, and accept her despite that. I hoped that Mallory was going to let him in, and was glad that she finally did. They seemed to have a bond, one that her and Brian never seemed to have. I was happy to see that she could find someone to care for her, despite her past. Colleen and Mallory’s friendship reminded me a lot of mine and my best friend relationship, friends that would do anything for each other. They had a special connection, a special bond with each other. Despite what happened Colleen knew that it was for a reason, and she was there and she even covered for her, lied to police for her, got hurt because she was trying protect her. That’s type of friend that will last a lifetime. It made me smile anytime I read about their friendship.

  I loved how once in awhile, it go to flashbacks, to what happened. Right from first sentence, I was wondering what really happened between Brian and Mallory. Flashbacks made it clearer. I got say, I wasn’t fan of Brian at all and I could see that he was one that got out, of control. I knew that if she didn’t defend herself, something worse could happened to Mallory, especially since he was angry and drunk.

Hysteria has more mystery then thriller but there some thriller parts to it. Megan Miranda found a way to capture reader’s attention. If you love mystery, thriller with bit romance, check this book out. You will find yourself observed from first sentence, to last.

Apr 13, 2013

Destiny Rising, The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters #3

Destiny Rising.
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters,#3.
Created By:L.J Smith.
Publication Date:October 23,2012.
Genre:YA Fantasy|Horror|Romance.



The Hunters: Destiny Rising was probally one of my favorite books, out of all the books in the series. It was amazing end, to a great book. I still don’t get why people complain because L.J didn’t write it. They should give it a chance. So far, from first book to last, I couldn’t seem to put the book down. It had everything from romance to action, adventure, and thriller. All through book, I was curious how it all would end. It also makes me wish I knew who wrote it, because they have amazing writing skill. Vampire Diaries was a series I enjoyed from beginning to end.

Destined for danger . . .
Elena has faced countless challenges—escaping the Dark Dimension, defeating phantoms, discovering she's a Guardian. But nothing compares to choosing between the two loves of her life: Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Elena has reunited with Stefan, while Damon, hurt by the rejection, has become dark and unpredictable. Now Elena's torn between saving Damon's soul and staying true to Stefan.
But before Elena can decide who her heart belongs to, Dalcrest College's campus is overrun with vampires determined to resurrect Klaus, the wicked Old One who will stop at nothing to destroy Elena—and everyone close to her.
As Elena learns more about her destiny as a Guardian, a protector against evil on earth, she realizes that before she can defeat Klaus, she has to sacrifice someone close to her. Elena must decide how much—and who—she's willing to give up before it's too late . . .

  Out of all books, Destiny Rising cover has been my favorite. I love Bonnie, and from cover I got feeling that it who it was. In a way, cover suits the background, because of the red hair and plus they made her pretty pale looking and I like that as well. To me, it makes cover look even more mysterious, even if you can tell from looking at cover, at the girl’s expression, that something is going to happen, something big. I loved all of Vampire Diaries covers but this seemed the prettiest cover of them all.

To me, it seemed that this book was more action filled then other books had been. I enjoyed fact that pretty much everyone came together, to defeat Klaus, including the werewolves, even if they didn’t know them all that well, all of them came together. At first I was sure that Klaus would find a way, to kill them all, especially the easy way that he seemed killed Ethan in beginning. Most of the book, I was afraid that Klaus would come after Elena when nobody was around, especially Stefan. I was rooting for Elena and everyone else to find a way to defeat Klaus, once and for all. I wanted for all of them finally to have a normal life, especially everything they went through. I was glad that everyone ended with happy ending, well almost everyone.

Damon: I did not like the old Damon side, especially since he hasn’t been like that for a while. I could see why he became like that, because of rejection. I always loved the character, so I felt sad, heartbroken for him. I hoped that Elena, or possibly his brother Stefan would find a way to bring him back. Of course it was a surprise that it was Katherine that managed for him, come to his senses. She was last person I expected to do that. It seemed like he was only person that didn’t end with such happy ending. I hoped that Elena would choose him at the end, since she couldn’t even bring herself to kill him, that showed that she cared for Damon as much as she cared for Stefan. I kind of wondered what would happen to him next, after he left.

I did not see Katherine and Elena’s relation coming, but it does explain why they look like each other. Half Sisters, wow. That’s what I love about this books, there always unexpected twists somewhere in the book. Even if series is over, it makes me curious if Katherine and Elena’s relationship change after that discovery, if they find a way be decent to one another.

I loved this series and sad that it’s over. It’s one series that I’m never going to forget, one of best vampire series out there. If you into vampires, complicated relationships, adventure, a lot of action, pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down.

Apr 6, 2013

Moonsong, The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters, #2.

The Vampire Diaries:The Hunters,#2.
Created: L.J Smith.
Publication Date:March 13, 2012.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Horror|Romance.


The more I read The Vampire Diaries Series , more in love I fall with books. I don’t even care that a ghost writer wrote it, because it’s as good like others were. I think that people should give these books a chance, because they are worth it. I actually loved this one even more then last one, even if this book had less action. Yet, it still had quite bit of drama in it. I was hooked from very last page, till the end. Once I finished it, I wanted to pick up the next book right away. The ending left me wanting more.

Evil never dies. . . .
After escaping the horrors of the Dark Dimension, Elena can′t wait to attend Dalcrest College, the beautiful ivy-covered campus where her parents met. Life with Stefan is better than ever, and even Damon seems genuinely changed and is getting along with everyone. But moving away from Fell′s Church doesn′t mean she and her friends are free from danger. When students start to disappear from campus, suddenly every new acquaintance is a potential enemy.
Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, and realizes tragedy may be unavoidable.

Damon & Stefan: Elena needs to choose between the brothers already. Honestly I don’t think she’s being fair to either of them. It felt like she was toying with both of their hearts. I was happy to see more scenes between Damon and Elena in this book, more romantic scenes. I had always been a Damon fan. I was glad to see bit of softer side of Damon in the novel, and I know that he was doing it for Elena. I was sure that she would end with Damon; they seemed to have more of bond, of attraction then her and Stefan. I know that Stefan loves Elena, but at times I get feeling that he loves her more then she loves him. With Damon, she seems to have a special connection. I wish she would choose him instead. I could feel Damon’s heartbreak when she chooses Stefan over him, especially after all that time they spent together.

What I enjoyed about this book, each of the characters, including Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith had their own story in way. It felt that each one of them was more involved in this book and I got to know each of them more. I was glad to see more Of Matt; he had always been one of my favorite characters in the story. I was happy to see that Matt was finally able to move past Elena and find interest in somebody else; he deserves to be happy, to be with someone who cares about him, way that he cares about her. I felt so bad for him when Ethan turned her into vampire. Matt doesn’t seem too lucky in that department. Bonnie, I was sure that at some point that maybe her and Damon would end up together, they seemed to have some sort of bond in the earlier books. I was happy that she came across Zander though, even if I had my doubts about him in start, was happy to discover that he was one of good guys. Everything she went through, she deserved some happiness in her life.

Ending, wow. I did not expect that to happen, I was sure that Meredith killed him. I am now scared for Elena and her friends, because if Klaus is brought back from dead, it’s trouble for everyone. It’s a type of ending that I love because it leaves you hanging, wondering. I want to see if they will be able to defeat Klaus for good this time around. This book, series is worth checking out.

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