Friday, November 30, 2012

Quote of the Week #17: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick



Quote of the week is a weekly bookish post.
Each Friday, I will pick one of my favorite quotes from a book I have read or  am currently reading to share with you, my wonderful readers!!
                                                

Quote of the Week:


So, this week I am taking a quote from a book that I just enjoyed so much, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. 
The quote I chose was one I felt was very true to it's core.

Enjoy



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“No words for a long time. Which is fine, because even the most important ones-- I love you. I'm sorry. Forgive me? I'm here-- are only stand-ins for what you can say better without talking at all.”







Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title: My Favorite Mistake
Author:Chelsea M. Cameron
Category:Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.

On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.

Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.

But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.



My Review:

I was really looking forward to reading My Favorite Mistake, I had heard some good things about it. However, I just couldn't ‘love’ it. I did enjoy it, felt it was a good, genuine romance read, but it just didn't have that factor that makes me fall in love with a book.

I just couldn't feel the attraction or love the two main characters had for each other. I didn't see, nor feel the love they supposedly had. Though as the story progressed and it got closer to the ending, I was able to get a feeling of love from them, but it wasn't until the end of the book.

We were both broken, trying to become unbroken.

Taylor has spent her life avoiding love.  Avoiding being attached to people, with her cocky and I-will-punch-you-in-the-face attitude, it isn't that hard.

But when she moves into her new room with a bunch of girl roommates, Hunter Zaccadelli was the last thing she expected, from his bad boy looks, to his charming blue eyes. And apparently he is one of her new roommates, and if things just couldn't get any worse, he is also bunking in her room!

Then Hunter bets Taylor, a bet she can’t pass up. Either she proves she hates him or loves him-he’ll move. Leave the apartment for good. She thinks this bet will be easy.

But this boy is everything she wasn't expecting.

And just when she feels she has a grip on life, Hunter and herself, someone from her past makes an appearance.

 Because we could be amazing. You and me.

Now, I know I said I just couldn't feel the love in the story, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great read. I actually did enjoy the story. It held me captive and I read the book in one sitting. And as the story progresses, it gets better and more interesting. Though I kept questioning why Taylor and Hunter liked each other. My Favorite Mistake is a very cute book.

Taylor is a very cocky and fierce girl, and I just loved that. I love when I meet a character that is spunky, determined and has an I-will-punch kind of attitude.  I usually, and instantly, fall in love with them. And Taylor was no different.  As you delve deeper into the story you begin to understand why she has such anger, and why she has a fear of love. When you do, you are able to empathize for her. I really did enjoyed Taylor.

Now, Hunter, what can I say about him? He is the bad boy, fictional character that I usually fall hard for. However, as much as I really enjoyed this character, I didn't love him. I liked him, yes, but I didn't fall for him. Which was sad, but it didn't make the story any less enjoyable.  And from the beginning of the story it’s like he sets out just to piss off Taylor. Which I found hilarious! But like Taylor, he is more than meets the eye.  He, too, is hiding something and Taylor tries to find out what it is. I feel this is what really makes them grow closer and makes it where they can understand each other.

The plot, was interesting, if not predictable at some points. I felt the pacing a bit rushed, only in small parts. However, I did see amazing character growth, and I really enjoyed watching both Taylor and Hunter grow and trust each other. Through the ups and downs of their relationship, they definitely become stronger.  

Even though I couldn't feel the attraction between these two, or it wasn't a strong attraction is a better way of putting it , the story is interesting. It did make me want to know what will happen to the characters, what happened in their past, and how the story would end.

Cameron created a cute book, one that I felt was about overcoming past fears and darkness. To prove you are much stronger than you feel, and that love is something everyone needs, even when you feel that you don’t. My favorite Mistake is such a book, so if it sounds like a something you might enjoy reading, put it on your to-be-read list now!!!




Cover Reveal: The Valentine's Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich


 Synopsis

THE ARRANGEMENT 

     With the freezing cold temperatures and the achromatic scenery, Fort Drum New York is the epitome of a dull and dreary winter; that is until cupid’s annual vomit infects the city with pink and red and yes, hearts and flowers.

                Ronnie Clark, an edgy tattoo artist with hopes of high tailing it out of this forsaken Military town she followed her now ex-fiancĂ© to, is counting down the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Valentine’s Day is for hopeless romantics and pathetic saps, and Ronnie couldn’t be farther away from either. Ronnie doesn’t do love.  She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do romance.  After her fiancĂ© slept with a female solider while deployed, she has vowed never to fall in love again, especially with a soldier.

                But as karma, fate, or the mocking divine powers of the universe would have it, her promise is put to the test when she is scheduled to do a tattoo on Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson.

SFC Emerson has no family to come home to and no girlfriend anxiously waiting for him, so when he returns to the states for R&R he only has one thing on his mind, returning to his deployment to finish leading his soldiers on their mission. The last thing Emerson wants is a relationship.  Relationships aren’t for him, but casual sex, that’s a different story.   And when he meets the renowned tattoo artist Ronnie Clark, a snarky, blunt, takes no prisoners kind of woman, that seems to be all he can think about.

Against Ronnie’s best efforts to withstand temptation, she finds herself not only attracted to the clean cut, put together Kale Emerson, but she finds herself giving into the very thing she has sworn against; a soldier.  Holed up in her house, determined to hide away from the fluff and mush that inhabits Valentine’s Day, Ronnie gets a little carried away with Kale when he surprises her with a visit.  After intense mind blowing sex makes Ronnie slam on the breaks and leaves Kale needing more, they decide the only way to continue this and keep true to their no romance or relationship mottoes would be to come up with an agreement; a just sex policy, their very own Valentine’s arrangement.

But when Kale realizes he has met his match with a bombshell woman who is hell bent against love, will just sex be enough?  And if it’s not, will he be able to convince Ronnie that the proverbial hearts and flowers aren’t so bad after all, even if he is a soldier? 


Expected publication date:
January 2013




Check out Kelsie Leverich: GOODREADSBLOG 
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I'm super excited to read this one, it sounds very...HOT! Just look at that cover, dear lord! Ooooh Ooooh my!!! *fans myself*
And Kelsie is such a nice person! I have enjoyed talking to her about her book! 
So, if you find The Valentine's Arrangement interesting, don't forget to add it to your goodreads TBR list!!!!






Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday ~11/28/12: Sweet Peril (Sweet Evil, #2) by Wendy Higgins



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we are dying to read.


This week on my WoW I am spotlighting Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy,#2) by Wendy Higgins. Can you say; Dear Lordy Me!!! I cannot wait for this one! I absolutely loved Kaidan Sweet Evil, and I cannot wait to see what Wendy has got in store for us with this wonderful book!!!


Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Paperback464 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by HarperTeen





What are you waiting on??






Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ist IMM: Oh Dear Lord, I can't believe I did this

My very first video where I ramble on about books, fan girl, my country accent also makes an appearance and I just sound like an overall  idiot! 
I also have no idea what I'm doing guys so just bare with me!
I want to thank Teresa, Traci and Tara, you girls are amazing and Thank You!!!
Also, I am so tired, so I can't believe I made this! I was just excited by what I got in the mail!  

Enjoy!
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 Soul Screamers Vol. 2 : My Soul to Keep • Reaper • My Soul to Steal  

     Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)     The Darkest Minds

Goodreads Links:
Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Soul Screamers. Vol Two by Rachel Vincent
The Edge of Never by J.D. Redmerski
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Check out these amazing bloggers!



Also, I haven't checked my email, been too tired, but I will get to it soon so if you have emailed me, a reply will be coming in a day or two! I'll also try and comment back on my other posts when I'm not so... eh.. about to pass out.. :) 






Teaser Tuesday 11/27/12: My Soul To Take (Soul Screamers, #3) by Rachel Vincent





Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can tease others. 

Here’s how: 
  • Step 1: Grab your current read. 
  • Step 2: Open to a random page. 
  • Step 3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others. 
  • Step 4: Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles!
And that’s how you make a successful tease (as far as a book goes). 





"What hellion?" I demanded, so softly I could barely hear my own words. I only knew of two in the area-or the Netherworld version of our area-and was horrified by the thought of Nash going near either of them.

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That part just blew my mind, and I couldn't believe what was happening....
Nash, you friggin' idiot!!!

Hope you guys enjoyed my teaser!

Share yours!





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Recap ~11/19 - 11/25/12



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Currently Reading:






Books I bought this week:




Goodreads Links:
Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5) by Rachel Vincent
The Edge Of Never by J.A. Redmerski 




Recent Reviews:




Upcoming Reviews:


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Hey guys!! I know this week, for me, was once again a bit slow. I was still trying to get over having pneumonia and then with Thanksgiving and family, I just got busy! Plus, I had to start packing and getting ready to once again head back to North Carolina. 
A drive I am so tired of taking..
I am feeling much better though, Thank God! 
As you can tell I got some good books this week, ones I am really looking forward to read! I am also mad at myself because I only got one review up, I was hoping to have at least two, but I just got busy. 
I am also going to be MIA for a few days, because of traveling. I just want you guys to know why I am not around! I love you guys! I can't leave you!!

I also want to give a BIG shout out to; Tara, over at Tater's Tall Tails. She has become a dear friend and one I love oh so much! This week she celebrated her One Year Blogoversary!!! So check out her amazing posts she did this week!! Love that girl to pieces! Teresa, over at Readers Live A Thousand Lives, I swear that girl is my sister from another mister! She's my bloggy sister all the way!!! 
And Traci, from The Reading Geek, who is just purely awesome!! I mean seriously! She's awesome!!! 
I love these girls and so many more, you all know who you are! I can't possible name you all, that would take forever! But so many book bloggers and authors just hold a very special place in my heart. I love you all so so freaking much! 

Now, I am heading back to NC, tomorrow and that is about a 14 hour drive. I usually do it in one shot. So, I just wanted to let you guys know why I, maybe, won't be around for a few days or so. I do have some posts scheduled, but I just love stalking reading,commenting, and checking out your guys's blogs!!

Hope you guys all head an amazing week! I love you all!

Magen Corrie







Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quote of the Week #16: Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Quote of the week is a weekly bookish post.
Each week, I will pick one of my favorite quotes from a book I have read or currently reading to share with you, my wonderful readers!!
                                                

Quote of the Week:




So, this week I am taking quotes from a book that holds a very special place in my heart. Elixir (Covenant, #3.5).
 The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is an amazing series, one I just love.  Therefore, I felt I should share with you guys some quotes from Elixir. The ones I have chosen really stuck out to me, and I felt that they express that love is powerful, something we all desire and want. 

Enjoy




 “Love is such a wild and reckless creature. It cannot be planned or threaded. It cannot be controlled. Love can coexist with Fate, or it can undo it. Love is the only thing more powerful than Fate.” 


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“There is love, which means there is always hope.”





Share your Quote of the Week!!




Friday, November 23, 2012

OPAL Love!


Wanna read Opal?

Honestly, who doesn't? Well, Jennifer is hosting this amazing giveaway! She's pretty fly, and she is sharing some Lux love!
You heard right, she's giving away a few copies of OPAL!!

Dear Lord!
Amazing, right?


Well, stop wasting time and go ENTER!!! 







Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Title: Rebel Heart
Series: Dust Lands, #2
Author: Moira Young
Category: Dystopian/ Romance/Fantasy
Genre: Mature YA
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

My Review

Even though its been awhile since I read Blood Red Rood (Dust Land, #1) I was able to be completely consumed in this dystopian world that Young created.  I wasn't sure where she was going to take me, what was going to take place in Rebel Heart, so let me just say I was taken away. Away from my a/c conditioned house, cozy chair and easy life. I was thrusted into a world of danger, despair and desolation. 

What I love so much about this series is the spin-gripping reality of it. The way that Young writes, makes you not just an observer to the story , but become a part of it. And that is pure magic in my eyes. I am able to lose sight of my world, and only see, hear, taste and feel the world of Dust Lands.

She shines so bright, the fire of life burns so strong in her. I never realized till I met her I bin cold my whole life.

Saba thought having her twin brother, Lugh, back would make everything seem normal. But the actions that took place to save her brother have brought Saba into a world she cannot escape.

After saving Jack, and falling in love with him, her heart seems like it’ll belong only to him. Forever.

But Lugh has his own demons he seems to be facing, and Jack is gone. There is also a price on Saba’s head.

Through it all, she tries to be strong, for her sister, her brother and for Jack. But slowly the things that took placed back in Hope Town are catching up to her. Her demons and ghosts are on the rise.

She’s losing hope, in herself, in Jack and in everything she has ever believed in. And her enemy isn't what he seems.

If its meant to be, itll find you. We like to think were in charge of our own lives, but we aint. Not really.

The characters are what make this book, along with the description, and the plot. The  characters are so powerful in their roles, so unique and memorable. And it is Saba who I have seen so much growth in. She has come so far from the first book to where she is now. Saba has proven how strong she is in this book, but she also has shown how human, how fragile she is. Being able to watch her grow, she became a character I have enjoyed so much. I feel she is finally finding her place. But she still has a very hard and dangerous road a head of her. Though the events that have taken place are haunting her and she begins to doubt herself and Jack, her greatness comes through.I cannot wait to see how Saba will shine.

Then, on my, we have Jack! How can I explain this character? Like Saba, he is real and wonderful. He also has been through so much to get where he is now, and has fought on a long and hard road. He is a reckless and very courageous character in my mind. Even when he doesn't believe he is good, his actions say otherwise. And then when he felt like he doesn't deserve Saba, my heart hurt. It literally starting hurting!

Now, the main characters are mesmerizing but other characters also hold a place in my heart. One such character is Emmi, Saba’s little sister. I adored her, she has a hopefulness that she is able to always keep with her, even when the other characters seemed to lack it, she was there to make them confident again. 
Lugh, like Saba, is also struggling to overcome what has happen to him when he was taken, it seems he has many demons, and now that Saba doesn't need to be his shadow anymore, he has lost his place. Throughout the book, I could see him struggling to be who he was, but so much has changed that he doesn't know where he stands now.

My heart hurt a lot during this book, from when Saba becomes discouraged, to how she and the other characters suffered. I really did at times, want Jack to swoop in and ease her doubts. But this is story that shows you that cruel, bad and bone deep chilling things happen, and someone can’t always save you. You have to learn to save yourself.

I adore Moira Young’s writing style and how she told this story. You are sucked right into the world by her description of the land and the people. The description is told so well, the plot and pace amazingly, that I am there. I am in that world, experiencing, feeling and absorbing it all. You are  able to feel the pure depth of emotions for and by these characters.

Rebel Heart is realistic in the pain, the failure and the loss, but also in the hope, the love and the strength. This is a series that I just adore, and I cannot wait for the next book!

If you enjoy strong characters, a compiling story and a mesmerizing world you can lose yourself in then I would put this series on your to-be-read pile!