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Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Beware The Wild by Natalie C. Parker


Title: Beware The Wild 
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Published October 21st 2014 by HarperTeen
YA Paranormal
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 It was a pleasant surprise to crack this book open and discover one of the best paranormal stories I’ve read this year. The plot-summary was enough to grab my attention, but I never expected this kind of emotional pull.
I liked that the story revolved, most of all, in the relationship between siblings. I really enjoyed reading how much Sterling and her brother Phin cared for each other, it was impossible not to feel a strong pull at your heartstrings every time one of their stories surfaced. I loved Sterling, she was such a strong heroine but fragile enough to be realistic, I loved to see her mature throughout the course of the book.
The whole swamp aspect was mind blowing. I love swamps, my brother and I are obsessed with the wildlife of the Everglades so it hit close to home to see the swamp so vividly come to life before my eyes. Especially having that connection between siblings too. All the extra points go to the autor for creating such a vivid setting. It's exactly like you were there. The stories about the swamp were haunting and creepy and you couldn’t help but be absolutely immersed within the folklore of it all.

Absolutely hit it out of the park. A story like I haven't read before. Completely unputdownable!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)


The Revenge Playbook  by




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Guys, I loooved Rachael's debut 17 First Kisses. And this? A book about high school football and revenge on boys? YES PLEASE.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Between The Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)



Between The Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

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I am absolutelly excited about this. Music is always something I love to see featured in books. And piano is my favorite instrument. Now add a crazy setting of 'from riches to rags' and I am sold! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Review & Quotes- The Superlatives: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Series: Superlatives #2
Release date: January 13th 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Purchase: Amazon

In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they're an unlikely match, but the senior class says they belong together.
 
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody 'Perfect Couple That Never Was', her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.
 
Brody doesn't lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He's confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together; first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.
 
The trouble is, though they're attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. If they're the perfect couple, this shouldn't be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But they feel so changed from making the effort, they can't forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?

REVIEW:

So we're already in the second installment of The Superlatives series by Jenn Echols! And as you know, I loved the first one: Biggest Flirts so I was very excited to start Perfect Couple. And as always, Jennifer delivered an awesome story.

It was as fun as you would expect from a story that promises an unlikely, different, "opposite" couple that then realize maybe they aren't as unlikely as it would seem. I liked Brody and Harper, they are both good kids and to me they made sense ince the beggining. I was team Harpy all the way.

I also really liked that Harper grew so much through the story. She starts off as the naive, slightly depressing friend that kinda blends into the background. But she pleasently surprised me by growing a backbone and becoming this sexbomb that exuded confidence. Although she might have taken things too far with the cheating and all that. But still, she was more likable at the end that she was at first.

And her chemistry with Brody was off the charts. I really think I can see why they were named Perfect Couple ;) every scene they were together sparks really flew.

Another awesome thing was that I got to see the characters from the previous novel (and the next one) and it just makes me moe invested in their stories. I just love to check on them and how their lives are going.

So really, if you liked the first you cannot miss the second one. Perfect for fans of fun, light stories with a touch of sexy.


And just because I am generous I will share some of my fave quotes with you:

While playing co-ed flag football on the beach:


"I don't know," I spoke up. "If you manage to get somebody's bathing suit off, I think you should gain a yard, because that would be pretty difficult and you should get a prize."
"Harper," Brody said with laughter, "you're my kind of girl. You're on my team, by the way."

One that involves Tia, who was the MC in Biggest Flirts and who I love:


The image was tiny, but I ran my eyes over hs shinning muscles and his smeared race number, and looked forward to viewing the enlarged versiĆ³n on my computer.
"Watcha looking at?" Tia asked, peering over my shoulder. "Got a Pullitzer prize winner? You seem very intent even for you." [...]
I handed the camera over to her and watched her look at the camera view herself. "I feel like a pervert." I said.
"You should. That is disguting. Be sure to email me a copy."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.

 
 

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