Jan 15, 2018

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

☆☆☆
unravel me.
Shatter Me,#2
 tahereh mafi

Publisher  Harper
Publication Date: February 5,2013/
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Fantasy.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|461.
 Source:  Goodreads|Bought





 






 CONTAINS SPOILERS



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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. 








UPDATED REVIEW 01/15/2018


I cannot get enough of this… My emotions, they are all over the place right now, and I am not sure if I can explain it at this moment. It’s not first time I read UNRAVEL ME don’t you love the title? Yet, I feel as it was first time I read it, I was completely blown away, more than the first time. Usually the first book in series cannot compare to rest of the series. For this series, it was the opposite for me. I loved SHATTER ME but it was nothing compared to this one, I loved it even more than the first one. I think it’s due to fact that UNRAVEL ME had a lot more going on, and at the end, having me on edge of my seat, leaving me with questions. A part of me wanted to pick up the book and read it again not long after I reached the last page. I want to tell everyone about this book. Re-reading was as if I reunited with a longtime friend after not seeing them for long time.



Adam & Warner: Don’t get me wrong, I love Adam, how can you not? I loved how he is with Juliette, I know he loves her. I disliked Warner in SHATTER ME , how could I not after what he put Juliette through? I even had hard time believing that he cared about her. I know that I shouldn’t like him, and like Juliette my emotions towards Warner were conflicted. However, that did not take long and by end of book, Warner became one of my favorite character along with Juliette. I know that Juliette loves Adam, I can tell that she does. There is connection between her and Warner that she doesn’t have with Adam, even if she doesn’t want to admit that. She cares for him, more that she should. I know that she confused about Adam too, but Warner feels like a different person when he is with her. I agree with him, they should be together. I do wonder if Warner’s thoughts towards Adam changes once he finds out that they are brothers.



Kenji : Firs off, I love the name, it’s unique and it firs him perfectly. He was another character I didn’t like when I first met him. He was rude and though so highly of himself. I didn’t know how anyone could possibly like him. It seemed that everyone was fond of him at Omega Point, especially Castle. As I read the book, my feelings for him changed and he became one of my favorite characters as well. He didn’t take pity on Juliette and I believe because of him, she got as far as she did. I liked that not once did he give up on her, or stayed away from her like others seemed to when she first arrived. I’m eager to see what happens with him next.



I don’t think there is anything I didn’t love about UNRAVEL ME . I fell in love with this story, the characters more. I have feeling that I will be re-reading these books multiple times in future. If you love science fiction, dystopian with romance in mix, you should pick up this series. You will find yourself wishing that you picked up sooner. A story that you will talk long after you finish it, a story that will stay with you.



Be ready for a thrilling ride.


Cover Reveal :Confession Of A Clubwhore by J.J Marstead.


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AUTHOR : J.J Marstead
COVER DESIGN: Just Write Creations.
RELEASE DATE: 02.14.2018
 
 
They say 'clubwhores' are only good for one thing...
Mandy, a girl with the reputation of a clubwhore but she's actually quite the opposite.
She likes sex, that's a given.
But she doesn't want just anyone though.
She has her eyes on a sexy badass biker named Dante.
He's tall, tattooed, and dripping with sin.
He's also the president of the Rogue Devils MC.
Dante's more than willing to fuck anything that walks by, but when it comes to Mandy, he avoids her like the plague.
What is she going to do to get him to finally see her?



You don't want to miss out on this confession!



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Jan 14, 2018

Shatter Me(Shatter Me, #1)

☆☆☆
shatter me.
Shatter Me,#1
 tahereh mafi

Publisher  Harper
Publication Date: November 15,2011.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Fantasy.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|338.
 Source:  Goodreads|Bought











 CONTAINS SPOILERS




I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon

I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 



 








Have you ever came across that one series, no matter how many times you read it. Every time you seem to fall in love with story more? SHATTER ME is that series for me. I decided to re – read it and it has been a while since I read it last time. From moment that I started reading it again, I remember why I loved this book so much, why I keep re-reading it. SHATTER ME is breathtaking, magical story that will stay with you long after you come to the last page. Even if I read it before and knew what was coming, I was still on the edge of my seat. I spent hours reading , mostly because I could not force myself to put it down and made me glad that it’s weekend so I had more time to read.




SHATTER ME is unlike any Young Adult Fantasy book I read before, and I had read a lot through the years. TAHEREH MAFI has a style that is unlike any style that I read before, and she has a way to hook a reader to story from first sentence. Every page, every chapter pulled me more into a story and that was one of reasons that it was impossible to put the book down. Just when you think that you reached a stopping point, she will pull you back into story. SHATTER ME didn’t have a single page where there wasn’t something going on, Just when you think that nothing else can surprise you, there is another twist you don’t see coming. Like Warner able to touch Juliette like Adam can.



Juliette, I loved her from the start. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt to not be able to touch anyone. I don’t think I would lasted as long as she had, if I were in her situation I would given up a long time ago. Especially being isolated for as long as she had been, that would drive me crazy. I feel like things got a bit easier for Juliette once Adam got there, and fact that he could touch her too. I think for first time in a while, she was happy. I loved the two of them together. The way he watched her, and how was willing to risk his life to protect her. That’s love. I was glad that they were able to escape and get away from there. I do know that Warner won’t give up, not until he finds her.




Beautifully written, a must read. I feel like this book deserves more than 5 stars.


Jan 9, 2018

The Hate U Give.

☆☆☆
the hate u give.
angie thomAS.

Publisher Balzer+Bray.
Publication Date: February 28,2017.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|444.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.












 CONTAINS SPOILERS


Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.



Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.



But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.




 




How did I not read this book earlier? I know for face, THE HATE U GIVE a story that will stay with me for years to come. It’s still on my mind. This beautiful story deserves more than 5 stars, a classic. I heard people talking about it when it came out, and when I started it THE HATE U GIVE I couldn’t blame them. My favorite book of 2018, so far. Not long after reading the book, I was inspired to work on my own novel. I know that I can’t relate to what happened to Starr, to her friend Kahill and as I read Starr’s story, I felt as I could, as if I was there along with Starr, experiencing her fear, anger, confusion and grief. THE HATE U GIVE is a book that everyone should read, I would highly recommend it. I feel as if THE HATE U GIVE will end up one of those books that will stay on bestsellers list for months to come, a story that nobody would forget.



I can’t even begin to imagine how Starr felt, once she saw Kahill get shot by police officer. It didn’t take him long to assume, and that’s all it took. If it were me, I don’t think I would been able to handle like Starr did. I loved how supportive both of her parents were, and how they were always there and I believe that’s what helped her. Of course i’m sure it’s one event that she would forget, considering it’s a 2nd friend that she saw get shot. How can you forget something this tragic? It’s hard to see one friend get shot at 10 years old, but two and one at hands of police, who are supposed to protect you. I agree with Starr, it shouldn’t happened and the officer shouldn’t gotten away with it. After Starr repeated her story over again, that must been horrible to have relieve that day over again. Like Starr, I wasn’t surprised that he didn’t get arrested. I would been angry too if I were in Starr’s situation, though I don’t think I would have the courage to do what she did once she found out.



I loved Chris. A lot of people including her father were in shock that Starr was dating a white guy. I can’t blame Starr for not telling her father when she started dating, considering how he reacted when he found out. Towards the end, I could tell that he was starting to warm up to him. I loved how Chris was with Starr, despite how her friends, her family treated him at first, that didn’t scare him. He didn’t care what others thought of them, all that mattered to him was her. I figured out that he loved her, before he said it. I hope that the two of them would end up with each other in the end. Those two belonged together, and I think that it didn’t take their friends long to accept that. Chris is who she needed, to help her thorught this, and I think that she should let him in sooner that she did. I am glad that she finally did.



A beautiful, heartaching, magnificent debut novel by ANGIE THOMAS , an author who already one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see what Thomas has in store for us next.




Jan 7, 2018

American Drifter.

☆☆☆
american drifter.
heather graham.
chad michael murray.

Publisher Forge.
Publication Date: November 14,2017.
Genre:Contemporary Romance|Thriller
Format|Pages: Hardcover|316.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.










 CONTAINS SPOILERS



A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil.



Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last.



Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit--who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio.



As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.



Will the two lovers escape--and will River ever be free of the bloody memories that haunt him? 



 






A stunning, heart aching love story.



I had been fan of CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY since he appeared on One Tree Hill and when I found out that he Co-wrote a book, I knew that I had to check it out. Romance, thriller seemed like my type of book. I didn’t have high expectations when I picked the book, since it was Chad’s first book, and I never read book by HEATHER GRAHAM before picking up this one. Did not take me long into I was hooked into the story. I ended up reading it most of the night, I didn’t want to put it down. There wasn’t a page, a chapter where something wasn’t happening. I got so observed in River’s adventures and I wanted to see where it would take him, if he would be able to escape the past that was haunting him. I also wondered if he would return back home or if he would remain in Brazil.




Not only did I love the names, River and Natal, which are most unique names that I came across in a book. I loved the relationship between the two of them, it was clear for me how the two of them fell about each other, even before they admitted it. I believe that River was more at peace when he was with Natal, she made him forget what he faced while he was in military, for a while. The adventures that Natal and River went on while in Brazil, most of them sounded breathtaking. I never been to Brazil, and while I read AMERICAN DRIFTER I imagined that I was there, along with River and Natal. Their journey seemed magical. At least most of it was, up until towards the end. I did not expect that twist at the end, it came as complete shock to me. I couldn’t help but wonder which part of adventures that River went while in Brazil were real. That ending added a bit more mystery to the story.



AMERICAN DRIFTER was a first book I read by HEATHER GRAHAM and I heard a lot about author and now I see why. I am eager to pick up the other books that she had written now. As for CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY astonishing debut novel and I am hoping that he writes more in future. If you love romance with suspense and thriller in mix, I would highly recommend AMERICAN DRIFTER .

Jan 6, 2018

The Midnight Dance.

☆☆☆
the midnight dance.
nikki katz.

Publisher Swoon Reads.
Publication Date: October 17,2017.
Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller.
Format|Pages: EBook|320.
      Source:  Goodreads|Bought.













 CONTAINS SPOILERS


When the music stops, the dance begins.



Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.



But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.




 






What a thrilling ride!



THE MIDNIGHT DANCE was one of most thrilling books that I read, this year. I have read few Swoon Reads titles through the years, so when I saw that another one was coming, I was excited. Cover and the title was the first what captured my attention, what a beautiful cover, don’t you think. The title, THE MIDNIGHT DANCE was what sparked my curiosity about the story. Looking at both title and cover, I wondered why that title. Once I read the summary, I was hooked to the story and I had feeling that it would be a book that I would enjoy. There was a lot going on in THE MIDNIGHT DANCE and each chapter would have you craving for more. One more chapter would turn into another and another. I found myself reading for hours without realizing.



Penny, such a brave, strong character. With everything that she gone through, what master put her through. Yet, not once did she give up. I can’t imagine how confused she must been when her memories started to come back, the memories that she wasn’t sure were hers. I was glad that Cricket was there to help her out, to try get her away from Master, to help her remember. Most of all, stand by her side through it all. It was clear how Cricket felt about Penny from beginning, the way he looked at her, looked out for her. How he saved her from Master conducting more treatments on her. I think, NIKKI KATZ did an amazing job by first devolping friendship and slowly leading into something more. That made Penny and Cricket’s relationship realistic. I was happy to see that Penny had someone by her side who loved her for who she was, protected her and made her happy.



I already have a feeling that NIKKI KATZ will be an author to look out for. I am already eager to see what other adventure she will take me on next. A beautiful, magical debut novel.

Dec 29, 2017

Welcome Home,Cowboy(Hero's Welcome, #2)

☆☆☆
welcome home, cowboy
Hero's Welcome,#2
 annie rains.

Publisher  Loveswept.
Publication Date: April 26,2016.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: EBook|261.
 Source:  Goodreads|Bought.








 CONTAINS SPOILERS




After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.



Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end. 



 





A heartwarming, incredible story about love, and new beginnings.





WELCOME HOME, COWBOY was an unforgettable story, and even as I finished the book, I thought about it for a while after. I wondered, what would happen to Lawson and Julie after? I loved the two of them together, I was rooting from them from start, the moment that the two of them met one another. I read the first book, WELCOME TO FOREVER with a good friend of mine for buddy read. I fell in love with the story, the plot instantly. I been eager to pick up the next book in Hero’s Welcome Series ever since, and moment I picked up WELCOME HOME, COWBOY the only thing that I regret, is that I didn’t read it before now. I already know that Hero’s Welcome is going be a series that I am going fall in love with, I think that I already am.



I loved WELCOME TO FOREVER , But once I started reading WELCOME HOME, COWBOY I found myself loving the book a bit more than the first book in the series. I fell in love with Julie and Lawson. I loved Lawson since he was introduced in the first book, and I was curious about Julie and what happened to her, to come back home. Like Lawson, I wanted to give her ex a piece of my mind myself, she didn’t deserve what he had put her through. Lawson, how can you not love him? Despite his issues, his fears about flying, He’s the type of guy that every girl dreams of. I wish he didn’t push away Julie when he did, but at the same time I understood why he did. He’s lucky that Julie loved him so much, that she forgave him. Of course I couldn’t help but smile. How could I not? Julie deserved someone who loved her for who she was, and did not try to control. Lawson too, he deserved someone who be there for him, no matter what. Lawson and Julie, they belonged together.



The story, characters and the plot weren’t only what pulled into story. Did you see the cover? It’s stunning. Just looking at the picture will make you smile. Even if you didn’t know what story is about, cover will want you to find out what it is about. I am already eager to see what is in store for new couple in this heartwarming series. I only read two books by this author, and I am in love. I can’t get enough.



Magnificent from start to end.

Dec 24, 2017

The Mountain Between Us.

☆☆☆
the mountain between us.
charles martin.

Publisher Broadway Books.
Publication Date: June 1,2010
Genre:  Cotemporary Romance|Adventure
Format|Pages: Paperback|336
      Source:  Goodreads|Bought.








CONTAINS SPOILERS


When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah's most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben's mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben's chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more.



Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? 



 





Remarkable, Heart aching, beautifully written novel.



How did I not read this book earlier? I saw a movie trailer for THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US but I wasn’t aware that it was based off a book. Now that I have read the book, I am eager to see the movie. I can’t remember last time I read a such emotional book. I enjoy reading stories about survival, adventure. I can’t remember last time that I read a book about survival that was as intense, as THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US . Every page, every page I was on the edge of the seat, wondering if Ben and Ashley would get rescued or if the two of them would end up dying out there. I don’t know how the two of them managed to survive, as long as they had, if it were me, I don’t think I would lasted that long, especially not with the injuries that Ashley had. I believe that both Ashley and Ben are two of most bravest people I read about. Everything that they had to face, and Ben could left her but he stayed by her side, refusing to leave her. I feel if It was anyone else, they would given up after few weeks. To me, that’s brave.



You could tell that there was a connection, between Ben and Ashley even before crash. When the two of them met at the airport. Also there was a fact that he invited her to charter a plane with him, despite that he barely knew her at time. Ben was always by her side, taking care of her and not once did he gave up. Ashley told him to leave her, so he could her. But he didn’t. I had a feeling that there was some sort feelings between him and Ashley, but I also know that he loved his wife, Rachel. His feelings was bit conflicted because of that, but I knew they were there. I could tell by way he was with her, and how he took care of her, how he looked at her. But also those recordings he made for Rachel, how he talked to her. He loved her. I felt as I could hear his voice as he did his recordings. I kind of hope he worked out whatever problems he had with her.



I did not see the ending coming. I was in shock. I think I found myself re-reading couple times just to make sure that I read it right. What a way to put a twist into a story. That’s what makes a great story, because even you as reader don’t see it coming. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, was the first book that I read by CHARLES MARTIN and after such breathtaking story, I cannot wait to read his other works. I wish that I could give this book more than five stars, because that’s what it deserves. One of my favorites.

 

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