Sep 27, 2018

The Angel Trials ( Dark World: The Angel Trials, #1)

the angel trials.
Dark World: The Angel Trials, #1
 Michelle madow.

Publisher  Dreamscape.
Publication Date: March 19,2018.
Genre:YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Paperback|268.
 Source:  Goodreads|Owned.


She thought magic didn’t exist. She was so, so wrong.

Raven Danvers is a typical college student… until she’s attacked by a demon on the night of her twenty-first birthday. Luckily, she’s saved by Noah—a mysterious, sexy wolf shifter who appears and disappears in the blink of an eye.

When Raven returns home, she discovers her mom has been abducted by the same demon who came after her. And who turns up at the scene of the crime again? Noah. He’s hunting the demons who are taking humans, and he’s ultimately heading to the place where Raven needs to go to save her mom—the mystical island of Avalon.

Now Raven’s tagging along on Noah’s demon hunting mission whether he wants her there or not. And he makes it no secret that his journey would be a lot easier without her dragging him down. But Raven isn’t going anywhere, so she and Noah will have to learn to work together—if they don’t kill each other first


Stunning, Magical, Thrilling. An brilliant start to a new, addictive series.

You can’t help but fall in love, after only few pages. I fell in love with Raven, Noah and I couldn’t wait to find out what adventures, challenges awaits them next. I been wanting to read THE ANGEL TRIALS ever since I finished MICHELLE MADOW’S series, The Vampire Series and even if I love all of her series, that was one of my favorites. Now that I have read THE ANGEL TRIALS I have a feeling that it will end up being another series that I am going to fall in love with it. Not only did she write characters that you will fall in love with, but the title and the cover, THE ANGEL TRIALS isn’t it catching and it’s a type of title that will catch your attention, even if you haven’t read the other series. I love the cover, it’s colorful and mysterious and I just love that hair color. I feel as if cover itself, capture’s the storyline so well, at least in my opinion.

This book is filled with a lot action, there is always something going on. I believe that it’s one of the reasons it’s so hard to put it down. Just as you assume that you reached a good stopping point, something else happens and next what you know, you realize that hours had passed. You will get observed in Raven’s story and Raven’s adventures. I know that this will end up being a series that I will end up re-reading in the future. I loved Raven, I can’t even imagine what must be going through her mind, and I can only imagine how worried she must be about her mom. I hope that they will be able to find her mother, before it’s too late. Noah, he’s the type of guy that you can’t help but be attracted to, even if you feel like you shouldn’t be. I know that there is something between Raven and Noah, a connection. I know that Noah tries to pretend that he doesn’t care, but I know that he does and I can tell that there is an attraction between the two of them. I am kind of curious, if anything happens between the two of them. I’m hoping that it does. I am rooting for both.

I don’t think that there been a book by MICHELLE MADOW that I didn’t love. I’m so happy I came across her those years ago. I am always looking forward to her books. THE ANGEL TRIALS wasn’t any different, and I already know that it’s a beginning of amazing series. I can’t wait to read more of Raven’s adventures.

Sep 26, 2018

A Date With Darcy ( Bookish Boyfriends, #1)

a date with darcy.
Bookish Boyfriends, #1
 tiffany schmidt.

Publisher  Amulet Books.
Publication Date: May 1,2018.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Paperback|392.
 Source:  Goodreads|Owned.


Boys are so much better in books. At least according to Merrilee Campbell, fifteen, who thinks real-life chivalry is dead and there’d be nothing more romantic than having a guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. Then she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer to Reginald R. Hero Prep—where all the boys look like they've stepped off the pages of a romance novel. Merri can hardly walk across the quad without running into someone who reminds her of Romeo.

When the brooding and complicated Monroe Stratford scales Merri’s trellis in an effort to make her his, she thinks she might be Juliet incarnate. But as she works her way through her literature curriculum under the guidance of an enigmatic teacher, Merri’s tale begins to unfold in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Merri soon realizes that only she is in charge of her story. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions can be deceiving . . .


Now I know what I was missing. A book about books, boys? What is there to not love? Plus don’t you just love the title, A DATE WITH DARCY It feels as the title itself would attract any reader’s attention. The story has everything that I love about books, and I loved reading Merilee’s story. I fell in love with characters fast, and the story in general, which was unlike any other story that I have read. A story that will have you wondering what will happen, until the last page. I had A DATE WITH DARCY for a while, since I went to the book signing. Having read the book, I wished that I picked up sooner than I had. I knew that this would be my type of book, just didn’t realize how much I would love it. I’m not sure how long I can’t wait for the next book, I want to read it now, I can’t wait to see the next adventure that TIFFANY SCHMIDT will take on us next.

I couldn’t help but love Merilee, she somehow like me. Her love for the books is just like mine. I can spend hours reading them, and if it wasn’t for work, I would. I do agree about book boyfriends, they can be better and dreamy, at least in my opinion. There had been few times when I was reading books, that I found myself crushing on the love interest. I couldn’t help myself, when I read the book, I become so hooked to characters that some of them become real to me. Mostly it’s due how the character is written, described. Now if some of guys could be like that in real life. However, that is not feeling I had about Monroe Straford, I tried to like him but I just couldn’t. I felt as if they moved into relationship a bit too fast, and I had this bad feeling about Monroe from the start. Monroe, he was needy and he didn’t seem to respect her space, and then he had nerve to blame her for getting himself in trouble. If it were me, I would broken with him before that. He caused her more stress than happiness. I just hope that he will live her alone for good now. Monroe is the one character that is impossible to like at all.

I loved the friendship between Merileee and Eliza, now that’s what real friendship is, and Toby but I know theirs was more complicated than that. Eliza even transferred with Merilee and was always there for her. I have a feeling that those two are going remain friends for years to come. Now, Toby, he’s a great friend to her but I know that he wants more than that. I know because of how he reacted when he found about her and Monroe, I know that he wants more. Plus, the occasional flirting he does with her. I know that he might be disappointed that they are not more than that, but it doesn’t stop him from being there for her. Toby is a friend that everyone wants and needs. Fielding, first of all don’t you love the name? It’s unique. It never entered my mind that he might like her, mostly because of how he treated her in beginning. Now it makes me wonder if that could be why he did. I feel as if Fielding and Merilee had more chemistry that her and Monroe, and he treated her like should treat her. He wasn’t obsessed like Monroe seemed to be. I was waiting to see when she would finally come to her sense, and realize that she wanted to be with him. I wanted to talk some sense into her. I rooted for the two of them.

I never read Pride and Prejudice but now that I have read this book, I want to. I want to find out more about Darcy and other characters, especially after reading Merilee thoughts about the book, the characters. I am curious about the story. A DATE WITH DARCY A beautiful, heartfelt story about love, friendship and family.

Sep 22, 2018

Always And Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #3)

always and forever, lara jean.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #3
 Jenny Han.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: May 2,2017.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|325.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to? 


What a beautiful, heart aching, unforgettable series.

I can’t believe that it’s over. There is a part of me that wants to go back and re-read the series all over again, despite fact that I just recently finished it. From the first book, I had a feeling that I was going to love it. At the time I didn’t realize how much I was going to love it. Right from the first book, to the last, I did not want to put it down, I wanted to keep on going. If it wasn’t for work, I feel that I would read it until I had. ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN was a breathtaking conclusion to this remarkable series. I wanted to see how it would end, I wanted to see if Lara Jean and Peter would remain together, at the same time I didn’t want to say goodbye. Lara Jean, Kitty, Margot, Peter, Josh all of those characters became as if they were my friends, especially Lara Jean. I felt what she did. Her emotions were so well written, I found myself going through all the emotions that she was going through, with family, friends, college and boys. I could picture everything so well.

I did wonder what would happen with Peter and Lara Jean, I wondered if they would be able to remain together. I wondered if their college plans would end up, they way that they planned it to. I wondered if the long distance relationship would work, if they would actually last. I was rooting for them and hoped that I would. I love the two of them since the first book. As the series progressed, I fell in love with the two of them even more. I wanted for them to last. If someone were to ask him which book was my favorite, I don’t think that I would be able to tell them. I loved them all. I am sad that it’s over. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the type of series that you can’t help but fall in love with. I was kept on edge of my seat from first book, until the last. Now that I read her To All The Boys I’ve Love Before series, I can’t wait to check out her other series. I didn’t read many of her books and I am already in love with the author’s writing. You won’t just fall in love with the books and the characters, but you feel inspired afterwards. I did. It was an incredible experience reading the series. I am still thinking about it.

A series that is worth every page, every star. It’s magical, and real.

Sep 17, 2018

P.S I Still Love You( To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

p.s i still love you.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #2
 Jenny Han.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: May 26,2015.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|337.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? 

What a breathtaking, magical series. I didn’t think that I could fall more in love. I did, especially with Peter and Lara Jean, I can’t get enough of those two. I know that what the two of them have is real, considering everything that they gone through, that got into their way through their realthionship. The two found their way to one another. When I read the first book, I assumed that Lara Jean might end up with Josh. I am glad that she didn’t. It didn’t take me long to become Team Peter, and it seemed a lot of them were, including Kitty. I loved how the two of them cared for one another. Of course they had their fights, but what couple doesn’t? I loved how Peter stood up for Lara Jean after that video came out, it was clear how much he cared about her, and even if he didn’t show it, I am sure he was upset about video because it upset Lara Jean. Every page, had me craving more and before I knew it, I spent half of the day reading the book. When they broke up, I felt as I was more upset then they were. I read, hoping that they would find their way to one another. I feel as if Peter is type of guy that any girl would want as a boyfriend.

Genevieve, I tried to like her but it was impossible to. Consdering that she was behind that video, I don’t know how Peter could still be friends with her. All she done was make Lara Jean’s life miserable. I know it was because she was jealous and wanted Peter back, but that’s not excuse. I wondered the reason behind fact that he started hanging out with Genevieve so much. I hated fact that she was the reason that Lara Jean and him ending up breaking up. I understood it once I found out what was going on. If only every guy could be like Peter. I felt sorry for her. But I knew that was not the reason behind why she was so cruel to Lara Jean. I loved the first book, but P.S I LOVE YOU I loved even more and what made me fall in love with series more. The books, the story and the characters feel real to me, and I feel as I go through everything that Lara Jean going through, by just reading the book. I feel her struggles, her happiness, her confusion and heartbreak. I feel as the To All Boys I’ve Loved Before Is one of the most realistic series.

I loved John, don’t get me wrong. I loved the letters that the two of them exchanged. Of course he had come back into her life when she already had Peter. I loved the scenes between the two of them. Besides Peter, he seemed to be the one person that could make her smile. I do hope that the two of them can remain friends. You can’t help but fall in love with this story. By the 2nd book, you will feel as if they became your friends and you find yourself connecting with them. I already know that will be the series that I will be re-reading in future and recommending to my friends. I’m both excited and sad to read the next book. Excited because I want see what happens, how it ends for Lara Jean and everyone, but also sad because I know it will be the last book. I don’t want to say goodbye to everyone. It feels as I am saying goodbye to friends that I will never see again. It’s such unforgettable story that I am not ready for it yet. At same time I am curious how it will come to end for everyone, especially Lara Jean and Peter.

I will recommend this book to everyone. A heartfelt, magnificent love story.

Sep 15, 2018

Grace And The Fever.

grace and the fever.
 zan romanoff.

Publisher  Knopf Books.
Publication Date: May 16,,2017.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|352.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


In middle school, everyone was a Fever Dream fan. Now, a few weeks after her high school graduation, Grace Thomas sometimes feels like the only one who never moved on. She can't imagine what she'd do without the community of online fans that share her obsession. Or what her IRL friends would say if they ever found out about it.

Then, one summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream's world turns into an unlikely romance, and leads her to confront dark, complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom. 


I love discovering authors I haven’t read before. Then once you start reading the book, wondering why you haven’t read their books earlier. That’s what I thought once I started reading GRACE AND THE FEVER , which was the first book that I read by ZAN ROMANOFF and fell in love with it. This story will pull you into story, into Grace’s story. I couldn’t get enough, and one more page would turn to hours later. I found myself wondering, How did I not know about this author before? . I came across GRACE AND THE FEVER while I was at library, checking out what books I should read next. The title is what caught my attention first and I picked it up. Once I read the description, I had a feeling that GRACE AND THE FEVER would end up book I was going to love, I just didn’t realize how much I was going to love it. For me, it didn’t take me long to fall in love, with the story, the characters. If I had time to read all day, I would have. I did find myself reading before work, during my lunch break and after work. I couldn’t get enough.

GRACE AND THE FEVER was beautifully written, reading felt as I was there, along with Grace. I imagined as I was. Her emotions were so well written, that I found myself going through the emotions that Grace was. The story, the friendship, love and everything that happened, it felt real. Even if something like this, probably won’t happen the way that it did in the book, it felt real to me. I did wish that Grace didn’t take that picture, or at least didn’t send to anyone and kept it to herself. I have a strong feel that if she done that, or not take picture in first place, things would ended differently for her. I do wonder if she would ended up with Jes, if the two of them would still be together. At same time, I feel like Katy shouldn’t send that picture to anyone either, I understand why she did. However that didn’t make it right. GRACE AND THE FEVER is filled with quite bit of drama through the book. It’s the type of drama that keeps on the edge of your seat and makes you wonder : What’s next? That’s what I thought, and I also hoped for Grace’s sake that nobody would find out that she took those pictures, especially Jes considering that she told him she didn’t.

I could tell that there were connection between Jes and Grace from the start. There was something special between, and I feel that it was the main reason that Jes kept inviting, wanting to hang out with her. I do wish that it didn’t end the way that it did. It did make me wonder that maybe the two of them will find their way to one another, one day. I have this feeling if what they felt towards one another was real, that one day they might. I loved writing in this book, it will make you go through a lot of emotions. It will break your heart and then put it back together. I can’t even imagine being in spotlight the way that Grace was, I don’t think that I would be to handle it if it was me. I do feel like it did change Grace. GRACE AND THE FEVER is one of those books, that you won’t be able to get it out of your mind. I can’t. I am still thinking about it. A story that I know one day I will go back to. Now that I read it, I can’t wait to check the author’s other works. A book that is worth every star.


Sep 7, 2018

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now.

Tiffany sly lives here now.
 Dana l. davis.

Publisher  Harlequin Teen.
Publication Date: May 1,,2018.
Genre: YA Contemporary.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|334.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


I’ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth…

For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn’t been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she’s never known.

Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters—and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of things, but she doesn’t fit into her new luxurious, but super-strict, home—or get along with her standoffish sister London. The only thing that makes her new life even remotely bearable is the strange boy across the street. Marcus McKinney has had his own experiences with death, and the unexpected friendship that blossoms between them is the only thing that makes her feel grounded.

But Tiffany has a secret. Another man claims he’s Tiffany’s real dad—and she only has seven days before he shows up to demand a paternity test and the truth comes out. With her life about to fall apart all over again, Tiffany finds herself discovering unexpected truths about her father, her mother and herself, and realizing that maybe family is in the bonds you make—and that life means sometimes taking risks 


A beautiful, emotional debut novel about family, grief and friendship.

I heard about TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW through author’s twitter post. I read the summary not long after and it was then I had a feeling, that I would fall in love with this story. I did. Not only do I love character’s name, and the story, I loved everything about it. TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW was one of the most realistic young adult novels that I read this year. I know that Tiffany’s story is a story that a lot of teens be able to relate too, it might not happened how it did with Tiffany. The emotions is what I am sure everyone went through after grief, and anyone suffering from anxiety, depression. I have anxiety, it might not be as extreme as Tiffany, but I can relate to the feelings that she was feeling. Tiffany was such likable character and she is type that I would loved to be friends with. She’s strong. I can’t imagine having to move in with father you never met, after losing your mother, and finding out you have siblings. That would be overwhelming to anyone, and considering all those rules that Anthony had. I understand that he was religious but I felt like some of those rules were too strict. If it were me, I would ran right away. Of course Tiffany had no other choice. When she first moved in, I wondered how long she would last, if she would. The suspense of wondering if Anthony was her father, it was killing me. I wanted to know. I wanted to know if there was possibility that Anthony wasn’t her father.

I always loved books that were family or friendship based. One of things that I loved about TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW was how family involved this book was. You could also see how much characters changed in this book. In beginning, I was not fond of Anthony, but as time went by, I could tell how much he cared about Tiffany. Considering that he drove with her, seeing how much she was afraid to fly. I know that he was trying, maybe he just didn’t know how to approach it the right way. That was the feeling I got from reading this book. Margaret, I loved her from start, it’s impossible to not love her. The way that she welcomed Tiffany into her home, lives considering she was a daughter from husband’s other women that he was in love with. I could tell that she loved Tiffany right away and that made my heart melt right away. How she came to get her when Tiffany called her crying. Also way that she handled Pumpkin which I knew couldn’t be easy. To me, Margaret was like a superwoman. London, I loved how Tiffany stood by her side and helped her out, even though London wasn’t nice to her in beginning. I do wonder is because she might been jealous. Marcus, I think that Tiffany needed friendship like Marcus. Actually I think that both Marcus and Tiffany needed each other’s friendship. There wasn’t anything that I didn’t love about TIFFANY SLY LIVES HER NOW . I am already eager to see what DANA L.DAVIS will come up with next.

A breathtaking story that everyone should read. A book that will stay with you.

Sep 5, 2018

The Fragile Ordinary.

the fragile ordinary.
 Samantha young. 

Publisher  Harlequin Teen.
Publication Date: June 26,2018.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|304.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.



I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary 


Extraordinary love story.

How did I not read this author before? I heard about SAMANTHA YOUNG and when her new book, THE FRAGILE ORDINARY came out, I heard quite bit about and I got curious, about the book, the author. I put the book on hold at the library. Not long after I started to read the story, I fell in love with Young’s writing and the characters, and most of all the story. THE FRAGILE ORDINARY was an emotional book to read, a lot of emotions went through me while I read the book, sadness, happiness, anger, grief, love. I found myself feeling all the emotions that Comet was feeling. I loved Comet. She was one of those characters that I could connect to. I might had loving parents, but like Comet I was shy, and most of the time buried myself in books. I was also bullied, it might not be as extreme what Comet and Tobias had to go through. Mine lasted for years and not the best feeling. I think that most of emotions gone through me while I read that, mostly anger and even fear. I was mostly afraid for Comet, afraid that Stevie and his friends will go too far. Reading it, I felt as I was going through what Comet and Tobias were facing. I knew they were fictional characters but I wanted to reach out, and hug them during that difficult time.

THE FRAGILE ORDINARY was one of most realistic novels that I read. The story dealt with challenges that can actually happen in real life, drugs, friendship, choices, loneliness, bullying, family and wanting to feel loved. I understood why Comet buried herself in books most of time, her parents, they didn’t even act like parents are supposed to act. I did feel as if Kyle cared a bit more that Carrie, but anytime he did, Carrie seemed to get in way. No mother should be jealous of her husband giving attention to their daughter. I was glad when Comet confronted him, that it’s not okay. I believe that what made Kyle wake up, even if it caused a drift between him and Carrie. I know that they can’t get back all those years back, but it made me wonder if it can be fixed, and they can finally have the father/ daughter relationship that Comet always wanted. I always wondered if her parents didn’t care, I was happy to find out that at least one of them did. My heart broke for Comet. I can’t imagine to have your own family treat you as if you didn’t matter. Now I am curious of what might happen, with Comet and Kyle after the book end. How that might affect Kyle and Carrie.

Tobias and Comet, you know that there is connection/ attraction between two of them from start. Even if Comet wants to deny it at first. Not like I can blame her, considering how Tobias acts at the beginning. I loved how he protected her, stood by her side when the bullying started. I hated that Stevie was behind it, just because he was angry with Tobias, he decided to take out on both of them. I think it helped Comet to not feel as alone, for the first time, she felt loved. Tobias is who she needed. I know that the reason two of them fell in love with each other, was because they connected so well. You can’t help but love two of them together. I rooted for the two of them. Their love was unbreakable.

THE FRAGILE ORDINARY was a beautiful, emotional story. The title fits the story, beautifully. It was a first book I read by SAMANTHA YOUNG and I am aleready eager to pick up rest of her books. A story that will stay with you. A story that will keep you on edge of your seat until the end. It was…breathtaking.


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