Nov 17, 2017


Posted by Jenia. at 11/17/2017 06:45:00 PM 0 comments

lauren kate.

Publisher  Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: June 14,2011.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|420.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.’

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . forever. 



I almost have no words, to describe how I am feeling about this book, this series. I didn’t think that it was possible to fall in love with these books even more. I was wrong, I have fallen in love more than I was. I feel like every book and I fall a bit more in love with this magical story. PASSION wasn’t any different. I loved it from beginning to the end and afterwards found myself thinking about the story for hours after. Not only that, but I wished that I had the next book in series, to find out what would happen next. It’s one of those series that I wished I read when I first started hearing about it. Now I know why so many were talking about. It’s magical, thrilling love story. I don’t think that I have read a love story quite like this one. Not that I know off. I wondered if maybe Luce could find a way to stop their curse, to keep herself from dying every time. At same time, I wonder if there danger for her traveling that way and possibility of changing past and if that would mess things up for her and Daniel.

Of course I loved fact that one of her travels took place in Russia, considering that I am from there. It was easier for me to picture the location. From moment that I read FALLEN I loved the realthionship between Daniel and Luce, despite how tragically it seemed to end for both of them each other. It was love. I did not realize how much both of them had gone through, not until Luce’s travel. How much of Luce’s death , Daniel had seen, how many times he had to mourn her death. I don’t know how he managed to handle it all this time. I feel like I wouldn’t been able to if I were in his situation, I wouldn’t be able to handle that much pain. What Luce and Daniel have is meaning of true love. I am hoping that the two of them would be able to find how to get past, because honestly I am not sure how much of it Daniel can handle until he had enough. There is so much one person can handle, even an angel. I am rooting for both of them. I hope that they can find their happiness soon.

LAUREN KATE had taken my breath away, by another astonishing addition to the Fallen Series and I cannot wait how it all ends, what other challenges and adventures everyone will face. Especially Luce and Daniel. I will highly recommend this series to any fantasy and romance lovers. You won’t put it down. A must read.

Nov 6, 2017

Fallen ( Fallen,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 11/06/2017 06:10:00 PM 0 comments
lauren kate.

Publisher  Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: December 8,2009.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|452.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .


What a beautiful story.

You know by now that I love any books, that has to do with Angels. Besides Vampires, those are my favorite type of Paranormal stories. I have read few books through years about Angels. I heard, I read about Fallen angels, and who hasn’t? I haven’t read anything like what I read in FALLEN , an unique spin on angels, on a love story. I didn’t like how Daniel treated Luce in beginning, he gave me a bad vibe. Like Luce, I was confused why one minute he was sweet to her, and the next giving her the cold shoulder. I wondered if he had something against Luce, or if he was jealous of Cam since he seemed to be giving her so much attention. Once I found out reason behind Daniel’s odd behavior, and it all made sense. I can’t say that I don’t blame him. I am not sure how he kept going through it for as long as he had. If that’s not real love, then I don’t know what is.

Daniel and Luce had connection, even before I found out about their history. There was something between them. I saw how Daniel couldn’t seem to stay away from her, the two of them always ended up with each other. I did wonder why he kept on putting off kissing her, I knew that he wanted to, what was stopping him. I can’t imagine how relieved he might been when he finally gave in, and Luce was still there. Of course now Luce in danger. I think it’s romantic that the two of them always end up finding their way to one another, falling for each other every single time. I am Team Daniel all the way, even though I like Cam, or at least I liked at beginning. I know he was bit pushy, but at same time I thought it was sweet all attention her gave to Luce. I know that Cam cares about Luce, he might not love her like Daniel does but I know he cares, otherwise why would he agree on truce with him, in order to protect her? I know that there something there, even if neither of them would admit. Cam and Luce care for one another, or it could be just me.

My favorite from Luce friends was Penn, she helped her through so much. Penn always seemed to be there when Luce needed someone. I’m sad that things ended way they did for her. Mrs. Sophia, wow. Even I did not see that coming, I would never guessed that she wouldn’t be on their side, not the way she always acted around Luce, and Penn. I believe that there was a part of me that refused to accept that she is evil, I think I still am. Nobody saw it coming, not even Daniel who trusted her and why he sent her off with her. I can’t imagine how guilty he must felt. FALLEN was filled with so much suspense, each page had you craving for more. As you reach the end you will want to dive into next book right away. I was blown away by this book. I have read LAUREN KATE Teardrop Series and now I am in love with her writing even more. I am eager to dive into rest of the series.

Nov 2, 2017

The Evolution Of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)

Posted by Jenia. at 11/02/2017 02:05:00 PM 0 comments
the evolution of mara dyer.
Mara Dyer,#2
Michelle hodkin.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: October 23,2012
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|545
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't.

She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next? 


How did I not read this series before now? I thought THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER was amazing. Now, that I read THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER I think that I’m even more in love with the series, the characters than I was in the first book. This series has a way to suck you into the story, to the point that it’s almost impossible to pull away. Even if you put the book away, you will find yourself thinking about the story, about Mara and wondering what is going to happen to her next. Top of it, that cliff Inger and what it did to my emotions. Unfortunately, I did not have the next book in series, so I have to wait, and that is worst feeling, I need to see what happens, how it all ends. There was not a single page that did not capture my attention, if anything with all the cliffhangers, it kept on wanting to read more.

I love Noah and I love how protective he is over Mara, he’s the type of boyfriend that every girl dreamed of. Plus, fact that Mara’s parents seem to love him and actually let him stay over, that’s another plus. However, I had that feeling that there is something that he is hiding from Mara, but just Mara I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. I know that he loved her, I could tell the way he was around her, always there for her when she needed him. I think he was one of people who actually believed her about Jude, that he was still alive. That’s another thing that I wondered, how did he make out of there? After what happened when Jude kidnapped Mara, I started to wonder if it was possible that Jude was the one who ended up killing everyone and not Mara? It just a thought I had after what happened the night that he kidnapped her.

This is type of series that I wished I picked up, when I first found out about it. It’s also type of series that I know that I will end up re-reading multiple times in future. That ending thought. There is part of me that refuses, just like Mara that it’s happening. At same time, it’s not surprise since bad luck seems to follow Mara everywhere lately. I know that this will change things. I anxious to see what’s going to happen next, how all of this will end for Mara.

A magical, thrilling, heartbreaking story that will stay with you.

Oct 29, 2017

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

Posted by Jenia. at 10/29/2017 04:44:00 PM 0 comments
the unbecoming of mara dyer.
Mara Dyer,#1
Michelle hodkin.

Publisher  Simon & Schuster.
Publication Date: September 27,2011.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|452
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


I have been hearing about this book, on and off since it came out. I remember seeing a hype that everyone seemed to have about this series, how excited a lot of people seemed be to read this book. I got curious and put on my to read list. It wasn’t until this year when I finally picked up THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER and it wasn’t long where I wished that I picked up sooner. I could see why so many loved this book. I fell in love with this book only few pages in, I was hooked into Mara’s, into Noah’s story. I had a feeling that something was going to wrong, from beginning when Mara, Rachel and Claire played with Ouja board. However I never imagined that there were a chance that there is possibility that Mara could be responsible for what happened. Like Mara, I had a feeling that something was off about her, something wasn’t right. It had me curious about her, I wanted to find out what she was capable of, was possible.

THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER was filled with a lot of anticipation, mystery. I don’t think there was a single page that didn’t have you wondering what happens next. For me, it was a hard book to put down, I wanted to keep on reading, I wanted to see what happens next. I wanted to find out what Noah and Mara would discover. Most of nights, 2 more chapters would turn into me reading for 4 hours. Just when I was sure that it would be last chapter, a cliffhanger would have me turning to the next chapter and next. I know I would read the book faster, if I didn’t have to work. THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER is one of those stories that I will never forget. I was still thinking about when I came to the end, especially after that ending, how can you not be curious about what would happen next. I know that I did.

I loved the friendship that Mara and Daniel had. The two of them seemed more like best friends than siblings. It looked like she was close to all her family, most of time. However her and Daniel and Mara seemed to have a special bond, they were always there for one another when needed. I don’t think it’s often when siblings have a friendship the way that Daniel and Mara have. Of course, I loved Mara. I did feel bad for her for everything that she went through. The bond, the attraction that Noah and Mara had, was special and I feel that there was a reason that the two of them were brought together. Yet, after that unexpected twist at the end of the book, I can’t help but wonder what is going to happen next. What would happen to Mara? I aleready know that Mara Dyer is a series that I am going to love. I am eager to see what’s to come next.

Love fantasy? Love Suspense with some romance in mix? Pick up THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER you won’t put it down once you do. A magical, thrilling story.

Oct 22, 2017

Welcome To Forever (Hero's Welcome, #1)

Posted by Jenia. at 10/22/2017 06:53:00 PM 0 comments
Welcome to forever.
Hero's Welcome,#1
annie rains.

Publisher  Loveswept.
Publication Date: December 1,2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: EBook|285
 Source:  Goodreads|Bought.


In Seaside, North Carolina, there are two kinds of people: Marines, and kids of Marines. Then there’s Kat Chandler. Recently hired as the principal of Seaside Elementary, Kat makes it her mission to turn the school into a place of peace and calm. That’s not going to be easy with hard-liner parents like Micah Peterson storming in, telling her how to do her job—and then kissing her with those gorgeous lips of his and turning her brain into mush.

As a Marine Sergeant and a single dad, Micah Peterson has just two priorities: doing his job better than anyone else, and getting the absolute best for his son, Ben. But when he meets Ben’s beautiful new principal, a different yearning shifts into focus. He wants her, sure, but he’s also moved by the connection Kat forges with her students. So after learning that she refuses to date Marines, Micah sets two more objectives: convincing Kat to give him a chance . . . and then holding on to her forever.


I’m not sure why, but I had always enjoyed stories that dealt with military. It could be that half of my family was in Military, and I always found those stories Captivating. WELCOME TO FOREVER was part of buddy read that I was doing with a close friend of mine, Sam. If it’s one person, it’s her that I have to thank for coming across this novel. After few pages, I was captivated into Micah and Kat’s story and I had force myself to put it down. Only reason it took me this long to finish, was due to my hectic work and life schedule otherwise I would finished it sooner. WELCOME TO FOREVER was the first book that I read by ANNIE RAINS and it won’t be the last time. I am eager to see what other stories she came up in the series. I feel like I should be picking up the next book in series. There are almost no words to describe how much I loved this book.

I could see from their first meeting, the connection, the attraction that Kat and Micah had. Just the way that the two of them interacted with one another. At start, I didn’t think that she would let him in, that it would work. Even though couple years passed since John’s passing, it was clear that Kat wasn’t over him, especially since she still had his engagement ring. She was still grieving. I could see that her attraction for Micah grew, even if she tried to deny it. Especially once she found out that he was Marine. I could tell how hard she was fighting with her feelings for him. To me, it seemed that Micah was having the same thought, as if he was fighting his attraction for her. I wondered how long that would actually last until they gave in to their feelings for one another. It was clear to anyone, how much the two of them cared for one another. If anyone belonged with Micah, it was Kat. I found myself smiling at the ending.

It’s impossible not to love Micah’s son, Ben. I found it cute how he tried to play matchmaker for Micah and Kat. I believe that Ben wanted the two of them end up together, more than the two of them did. Kat was a big influence of Ben, she helped him so much and I believe that she was the one who helped him fit in despite him being handicapped. Kat was one of my favorite characters in the book, way she believed in every student and how she wanted to help them all. She reminded me a lot of my high school principal. It’s impossible to not like her. She helped so many students and led them into right path. She would made John proud.

A beautiful, touching debut novel about love, loss and second chances.

Sep 24, 2017

The Girl Who Fell.

Posted by Jenia. at 9/24/2017 04:18:00 PM 0 comments
the girl who fell.
s.m parker.

Publisher Simon Pulse/Simon &Schuster.
Publication Date: March 1,2016.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance|Thriller.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.

His obsession.

Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late


Most emotional, heart aching novel that I read this year. I have read books that included this topic before, none of those novels were as deep like THE GIRL WHO FELL . I had this feelings like I was there along with Zephyr and going through what she was dealing with. I felt her insecurities, her shame, guilt and then fear. THE GIRL WHO FELL was a hard book to read and at same time, it was impossible to put down. I would start reading it and when I did put it down, to realize that hours had passed by. Abuse is very hard but an important subject to read about. When I did put the novel down, I found myself thinking about it and wondering how it would end for her, and I remembered hoping for the best for Zephyr after everything that Alec put her through, hoping that she would be able to get out of it, to get away from him.

At first, Alec seemed like every girl’s dream. He treated Zephyr with love, like a princess. You would never guess who he really was. The first half of book, he seemed to a perfect gentleman. As book progressed, I started to see the signs, red flags. Alec, always seemed to want to be with her, and it was not long when he was forcing her to cancel her plans, to be with him instead. He told her he loved her, and I knew there was more to that then that. He was obsessed and always seemed watch her every move. It wasn’t long before he started to make Zephyr feel ashamed, guilty because she did something that Alec did not approve of, like hanging out or talking to Gregg. How he made her feel that it was her fault, that she could hurt her. I hoped that Zephyr would see him for who he was, before it was too late, before he went too far. I wished that she listened to Lizzie sooner. I don’t think I ever disliked character as much as I did with Alec.

I loved Lizzie and Gregg. I don’t think that Zephyr would been able to get out of it, to see Alec for who it was if it weren’t for Lizzie. What the three of them had was a real friendship, and I know that it hurt Zephyr for not able to talk to Gregg, due to Alec. Even if she did not see it, I think it was Gregg and Zephyr who belonged together. I was hoping that maybe the two of them would end up together in the end, or at least get their friendship to way it was. Before Alec. A lot of scenes between Alex and Zephyr got hard for me to read, especially when he got controlling. I have heard about this book for a while, and now I see why people were talking about. Despite the deep subject, it’s a story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Sep 17, 2017

A Girl's Guide To Moving On ( New Beginnings,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 9/17/2017 07:35:00 PM 0 comments
a girl's guide to moving on.
New Beginnings,#2
debbie macomber.

Publisher  Ballantine.
Publication Date: February 26,2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|339.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back—including their son Owen’s happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all.

Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai’s effusive overtures—until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments. 


Wow. A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON blew me away. I loved the first book in New Beginnings , LAST ONE HOME but there was so much more going on in this one, or at least that is a feeling I got while I was reading it. I loved that GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON had view point from both Nichole and Leanne. I had liked them from moment that they appeared in the first book in series. If it wasn’t for Leanne, Nichole would never found out about her husband’s affair and despite how hard it was for Leanne she still told her. Who knew how long affair would have continued. I adore the friendship and connection between Nichole and Leanne, even after they left their husbands, it feels as if that brought them closer together. I am relieved that the two of them have each other to lean on when needed. The two view of points fit the story perfectly, and I was always wondered what Leanne thought, and Nichole since she found out about Jake’s affair. After Cassie, the two of them became my favorite characters in the series.

I tried to like Jake, and I did like him at first. I loved him in LAST ONE HOME but cheating wasn’t what made me dislike him, even though was part of it. I hated how he started acting after, I understand that he was hurting due to divorce, but that was his own fault and it did not excuse his behavior. I hated what he pulled with Owen, just because he disliked Rocco. I think that Rocco was a better father that Jake seemed to be, at least since the divorce. Owen needs someone like that. Rocco, I saw connection between him and Nichole from start, I feel that why Rocco wasn’t interested in going out with her friend, due to fact that he was already interested in her, thought he didn’t want to acknowledge it. I believe that both of them were in denial about their feelings about one another at start. He was good for Nichole, a good fresh start. I think, Nichole changed him in way, a guy who never committed to having a committed relationship.

As for Leanne and Nikolai, not only do I love that he is from Ukraine which is where I was born. Their relationship was cute from start. It’s not hard to see how he adored Leanne. I don’t think any student would bake bread for teacher every class unless there was something there. I know that why none of Leanne’s dating didn’t work out because she did not feel what she felt for Nikolai. It was Nikolai that I hoped Leanne would end up with. Beautiful story. A story about love, second chances, new beginnings and friendship. You will find out yourself wishing that you picked up earlier. Another great addition by DEBBIE MACOMBER .

Last One Home ( New Beginnings,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 9/17/2017 05:52:00 PM 0 comments
last one home.
New Beginnings,#1
debbie macomber.

Publisher  Ballantine.
Publication Date: March 10,2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close -- until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite -- a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.

Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities -- making amends with her sisters, finding love once more -- she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start 


I think that I am in love. LAST ONE HOME Is a second novel that I read by DEBBIE MACOMBER an author that one of my close friends at work told me about. I am glad that she did, it’s only 2nd book that I read by DEBBIE MACOMBER and can’t seem get enough already. LAST ONE HOME was a heartfelt novel about love, friendship and family. While reading this book, you will go through emotions and that was actually was one of reasons that I couldn’t put book down. Every page, every chapter was filled with more drama and you couldn’t help but wonder what would happen next. Before you realize it, you’re up half of night reading it. I had force myself put the book down at night, due to work and same for lunch break. LAST ONE HOME not only did it have an eye catching title and cover, it was beautifully written and I got sucked into story fast, I felt like I was part of the story. How can you not love a story like that? I believe that those is one of best stories.

I liked Cassie, despite how she left her sisters, her family behind. However that was mostly her husband’s doing and fact that she was pregnant at time. I knew that her sisters were angry with her, especially Karen. I wondered if they would be able to put it behind them, and reconnect again. I hoped that they would, Cassie needed them. I can’t even begin to imagine how it was to go through what Cassie went through with her husband. I do wish that she left him sooner then she did. I was glad that she finally had the courage to leave him. I believe that if Cassie didn’t have courage to leave him when she did, he would killed her. I loved how much she loved her daughter Aimee and the bond that the two of them shared. Their relationship, it reminded me a lot of connection that I have with my mom.

Steve, He was one of characters that I wasn’t sure how to feel about. I never imagined that he and Cassie would end up falling in love, most of all because how he treated her at start. As time moved, I saw how much he cared about her, he was there for her every step of the way. He even drove her to her sisters to collect her parents furniture that was left behind for me. He was there when she needed him most, and if it weren’t for him she might not made it all over there. Then she might not reconnected with her sisters. I do wish that she didn’t push him away how she did, at same time I understood why she did, she was afraid. I was rooting for both of them and I think Aimee wanted the two of them together as much as Cassie wanted to be with Steve. Her daughter, Aimee needed someone like Steve in her life, I loved how he treated her as if she was his own.

What a beautiful story. I can’t wait to read other Debbie stories, I already know she will be author a love. An writer that deserves every star.


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