Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ex Games by: Jennifer Echols

Publication Date: 
January 2011

Overview:
Brace yourself for the battle of the exes. . . . Hayden and Nick used to be a hot item, but their brief affair ended with a highly publicized breakup. Now the two are "just friends" excluding the occasional flirtation. When Hayden wins the girls' division of a local snowboarding competition, Nick is unimpressed, claiming that Hayden wouldn't have a chance against a guy. Hayden calls Nick's bluff and challenges him to a head-to-head boarding contest. Their mutual friends quickly take sides, the girls on Hayden's and the boys on Nick's, making for an all-out battle of the sexes. This friendly competition is bound to get heated - and they might end up igniting some old flames.

My thoughts:
This girl is in love and so blinded to anything but anger. With just reasons but at some point you have to let it go and find each other again. He had made a bet to date her, won the bet, and broke her heart. Now even I know it would take some time to get over, but to be downright rude to most everyone and angry all the time...no go! 
Hayden get over it and move on. You would be happier fast and be the best you can be at your game.
One thing that will help this match is her BFF is dating Nick's BFF. Therefore they are forced together at times. I'm not going to say this reunion was easy but it was fun to read. 

My rating:
5 stars

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stay by: Deb Calette

Publication Date:
March 2012

Overview:

Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay. 

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....


My thoughts:
Clara's life is so fun and easy going, then mister dream boat, Christian shows up. Life become fearful and intense and his jealousy and anger threatens to destroy her.
Her father does what he can and takes her far from home and gives the lovebirds the space that headcase Christian doesn't like but really needs. 
Clara believes life is finally getting great, she meat a new guy....got a job and even has made friends. But the haunting calls come and her thoughts reveal her past with Christian. And it's dreadful. 
Will he find her? Or is she completely safe from him? You'll have to read it yourself to find out...lol.

My rating: 
4 stars

Banished by: Sophie Littlefield

Publication Date:
October 2010

Overview:

There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.
 
But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.
 
There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.


My thoughts:
Hailey has to live her life in fear and neglect and let me tell you her granmother needs a butt kicking. She has no buisness taking care of her and letting strangers into their home. She also deals drugs and drinks to much, that alone should send CPS to her house often. But no, and hailey has to learn to deal. 
 Until the day she heals a classmate. She shouldn't have done it, but what can I say if I saw a girl dying I would try to save her too. But then Hailey's would turns topsy turvy. She finds a ticket for Dublin and some money. Then her aunt shows up from out of no where and takes Hailey on the run. Will this be all?
I didn't care enough about this book to read the second, there may be a time I regret that but right now...I stand by my choice.

My rating:
3 stars

Up Next:
Unforsaken

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Devouring by: Simon Holt

Publication Date:
June 2009

Overview:

When Reggie finds an old journal and reads about the Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, she assumes they are just the musings of some lunatic author. But soon, they become a terrifying reality when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.

Risking her life and her sanity, Reggie enters a living nightmare to save the people she loves. Can she devour own her fears before they devour her?


My thoughts:
I actually had all the books in this series to read, but after reading this one...I got rid of all.
Reggie like my family, enjoys scary tales and reads them to her little brother. Quite a mistake when the Vours she's reading about turn out to be real, they suck her brother away little by little then they attack her. 
He's an ass, but Reggie and her best friend Aaron believe they can save him. Then Reggie finds she can get into the darkness, will it be enough to save her brother or just further help the Vours. 

My rating: 
2 stars

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The End of you and Me by: Wendi M. Lee

Publication Date: 
April 2014

Overview:
Sixteen-year old Kate can't live without London. Their friendship is intense to the point of obsession. Nothing else matters: not dating, college applications, or her military father’s disapproval. When beautiful red-haired Anastasia sweeps into town and becomes fast friends with the pair, life changes forever. Suddenly Kate's quiet world is threatened. What makes an honor-student like Kate snap? Is it a redhead armed with seduction and lies? And how far will either of them go to get what they want?

My thoughts:
Kate and London are nest friends, and have never been romantic towards each other. 
Anastasia comes to town and things change, she makes them try things and see things that they have never imagined before. 
London has been craving adventure so it doesn't take much to draw him into it. But Kate is happy with their quiet life. 
Anastasia threatens everything. One ends up in jail, and the other suspended and someone could quite possible be dead. 
The end leaves me wanting more...especially answers. 

My rating:
4 stars

What Would Emma Do? By: Eileen Cook

Publication Date:
December 2008

Overview:

Thou Shalt Not Kiss Thy Best Friend’s Boyfriend...again... 

There is no greater sin than kissing your best friend’s boyfriend. So when Emma breaks that golden rule, she knows she’s messed up big-time...especially since she lives in the smallest town ever, where everyone knows everything about everyone else...and especially since she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her best friend isn’t speaking to her, her best guy friend is making things totally weird, and Emma is running full speed toward certain social disaster. This is so not the way senior year was supposed to go. 
Time to pray for a minor miracle. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s time for Emma to stop trying to please everyone around her, and figure out what she wants for herself. 


My thoughts:
Emma is rebellious and sometime crass, but I love it.
In a town similar to the one I grew up in, life is hard and painfully slow. 
When you fall in love with your best friends guy, it can only get worse. But he also happens to be your best friend and crap is about to hit the fan hard. 
Darci is evil and truth be told you can see the evil pretty quickly. She's fake and fake people never win, in the end! What would you do for a friend?

My rating: 
1 star

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Look!

Here is a new look! I hope you enjoy it! I may leave it up til November, since I'm late changing it!

Monday, October 6, 2014

How to Ruin my Teenage Life by: Simone Elkeles

Publication Date:
June 2007

Overview:
In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson Barak’s life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online dating service. His first four dates are that night . . .
What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her grumpy neighbor’s prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half the veterinary bill. And there’s this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he’s more like a non-boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years.
What’s a girl to do when everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?

My thoughts:
Things are getting harder all the time. Moving in with dad, mom getting married, and then mom's pregnant...rough and crazy time.
Mutt being her only sole comfort at times makes it fun and then Avi shows up. You'd think things would be great, but then things fall apart, because Nathan kissed her and she kissed him back. 
Dad won't get a date with the girl at the coffee shop even when she sets it up. Avi and her get back together. And poor Jess is really sad and lonely.

My rating:
5 stars
Up Next: 
How to Ruin my Boyfriend's Reputation

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by: Simone Elkeles

Publication Date:
October 2006

Overview:
Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go to a mall with Ron (my biological father), but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home. 
Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci. 
Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone… 
Goodbye pride—hello Israel.

My thoughts:
Amy has always felt like a huge mistake. And when Ron her father unexpectedly shows up at her house and demands she travel with him to Israel for the summer, she freaks out!
Having spent very little time with someone who never seemed to want her, makes her insides scream and then this trip. And her mother makes her go! 
She acts up and causes so much chaos, everywhere that they think she's a spoiled brat. Until Avi confesses his feelings for her and she changes her mind and her plans. They start over together and they get a chance to have a relationship.

My rating:
5 stars

Up Next:
How to ruin my Teenage Life

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Return to Paradise by: Simone Elkeles

Publication Date: 
September 2010

Overview:
Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.
Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She’s determined to make a new life for herself.
But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie’s accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them. 

My thoughts:
Life is so much easier when you pretend you are fine, but it's a lie. Your boyfriuend comes back to town or I should say you ran into him in the most unlikely place. 
And now you must get over yourself and allow him to achieve what he nees to all the while you are struggling with your feelings and trying to understand why he is back in your life without actually wanting to be. Do you want him to be. 
Do you love one another, can you move past the past and be happy. More and more these questions are ones that plague them both. 
in the end the truth comes out...it tears people apart, but brings others closer together. I am incrediably happy with the end of this.

My rating: 
4 stars

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BEHIND!!!!

Sorry fans, 
I am 2 months behind on the post. I will catch up.....but between my schedule and everything I don't get on but about once a week.....if that! I have several post that need to be made but will try for four a week. No promises, I don't get much time off and then when I do I feel like I need to catch up at home as well. I do keep notes on all that I read in order to keep up. Notebook is getting pretty thick!

Thanks for following!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Nature of Jade by: Deb Caletti


Publication Date: 
March 2008

Overview:

Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby. 

His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is drawn into Sebastian's cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past. 

Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right. 


My thoughts:
This is one of those ramblers, where the author let the character go on and on. And sometimes it's about things that don't seem to matter. I mostly give up on these but after reading the summary I was intrigued and kept on. I am glad I did though. 
I think the story touched me more then most I have read lately. I know elephants are amazing creatures, but at the end of the day that relationships that are emotional and touching are the ones that draw you in the most. And this one isn't a let down. 
Love should be able to conquer all, but at times things are more complicated then that. Life gets in the way or occurs and sets you off track. Other peoples actions and emotions affect you. It's the way of life and this story shows us that.

My Rating:
3 stars

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leaving Paradise by: Simone Elkeles

Publication Date: 
April 2008

Overview:
Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.
After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.
Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

My thoughts: 
Falling is love is hard enough, but when it's your best friends brother...your entering a "no-go-zone." Then when you go and get hit by a car, that messes up the rest of your life. Now your dealing with people staring you down and giving you dirty looks. You lose your best friend and your best friend losses her brother. 
Thinking the brother hit you with his car makes you hate him, but was it really him or his fault. 
his life isn't any better, his mom is having a private breakdown and your sister is now a gothic recluse. And his ex- girlfriend keeps coming by for a booty call all the while dating his bf.
Yucky!

My rating:
4 stars
Up Next: 
Return to paradise

Wild Roses by: Deb Caletti

Publication Date:
March 2008

Overview: 

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan lives with a time bomb (a.k.a. her stepfather, Dino Cavalli). To the public, Dino is a world-renowned violin player and composer. To Cassie, he's an erratic, self-centered bully. And he's getting worse: He no longer sleeps, and he grows increasingly paranoid. Before, Cassie was angry. Now she is afraid. 

Enter Ian Waters: a brilliant young violinist, and Dino's first-ever student. The minute Cassie lays eyes on Ian she knows she's doomed. Cassie thought she understood that love could bring pain, but this union will have consequences she could not have imagined. 

In the end, only one thing becomes clear: In the world of insanity, nothing is sacred....


My thoughts:
This girl is crazy and so is this book. She is such a rambler, but Lord she will not shut up. I didn't make it all the way through...because it was like sitting through one of my sisters hourly talks about her life and every little tiny detail that she think she has to portray. 
Maybe this character has ADHD, I don't know I just know that getting through this book will take more patients then I have.

My rating:
1 star

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Things I can't forget by: Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date: 
March 2013

Overview:
SOME RULES WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different...

This summer she's a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He's the first guy she ever kissed, and he's gone from geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt...with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn't that easy...

My thoughts:
Kate decided to escape for the summer and signed up to be art director at a church camp she attended as a kid. Working here was suppose to heal her from the sin she thought she committed. but really all she did was help a friend in need, dire need. 
But going to camp opened a can of worms. She met Matt as a child, he was her first kiss and probably her first idea of love. She wants him to be her first everything but will she let go! 
Matt is everything she wants but can she let herself have him.

My rating:
5 stars

Up Next: 
Racing Savannah

Monday, August 4, 2014

Stealing Parker by: Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date: 
October 2012

Overview:
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She's on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she's made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three. Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?

My thoughts:
Parker's life is rough, she feels like her mom abandoned her (due to her being a lesbian and running away). Her brother has turned to drugs and alcohol and her father is oblivious. 
So she decides to find her own way in life and signs up to help the boys baseball team. Which she then meets new assistant coach Brian, whose 23. 
But when your 17 no one can tell you that numbers are important. you figure life is worth living no matter the age and you want what you really want, which in her case is a grown man.
Brian should know better but lets lust get the better of him and things turn a bit crazy for the duo. When things fall apart she leans on Will for support and help and that makes Brian less desirable. But when her archenemy discover her thing with Brian she reports it and set off a chain of events.

My rating:
5 stars
Up Next: 
Things I can't forget

Catching Jordan by: Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date:
December 2011

Overview:
ONE OF THE BOYS
What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though–she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.
But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?
My thoughts:
This is a fun filled story about love and relationships. I just have to say this girl is pretty lucky to have all these guys for friends. I had a few and they are real and honest, better then girl-friends. Even if she is a football tar and a kick butt chick she has the star studded power that most girl long for. She can still be hot and have a boyfriend, but most think she can't. 
After trying things out with Ty, which mean losing her v-card and much more. She realizes that Henry- the best guy friend, is more her type and really something is looking for. My fingers are crossed that things can work out between them.

My rating: 
4 stars
Up Next:
Stealing Parker

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Novella


Winter Angel
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 25th June 2014
Length: Novella

Blurb:
She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.


Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can't turn it down. What she couldn't have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.

When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He's struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn't been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy's persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.

However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he's torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn't go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Winter Angel is a standalone, young adult romance novella, but is the second book in the Seasons of Change series.

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Excerpt

White. Gazing out of the small, circular window, it was the only colour he could see surrounding him. The bursts of light—which had broken through the heavy, grey clouds—were reflected back as the ground grew closer with each passing second. Not too long ago he had been blissfully unaware of the location his sister was dragging him to for a holiday. A bubble of excitement had surrounded him throughout the early morning as he got up, and stayed with him through travelling to the airport and catching the flight. However, it had burst as soon as the icy tips of the mountains appeared and the plane began its descent. Until that moment, he had hoped his guesses had been wrong.
His sister had carefully planned the trip, making sure to hide all clues as to where they were heading, and as she glanced across at him, it seemed as if she had been successful. Luke’s knuckles were white on the arm rests. He had claimed both of them, gripping them so hard they looked like they would snap under the force, or at least be moulded to the shape of his hands when he removed them.
Ellie watched as he took in a shaky breath, but she heard no exhale.
“Luke?”
The silence that filled the space around them was icier than the Alps they had just flown over. Her brother’s gaze remained fixed on the window, watching as the ground, and his fate, drew ever closer. Deep, ragged breaths steamed up the window, which was almost touching his nose. Desperately, he tried to control the tremors shaking his body, and his pounding heart, from the fear that washed over him in waves.
“Luke, please, say something.” Worry had crept into Ellie’s tone. She had thought her idea would do him good, that forcing him to face everything would turn him back into his old self. Ellie missed the brother she had grown up with and wanted him back. However, seeing his eyes wide with fear, his jaw clenched in anger, and his arms tense with both, suddenly she wasn’t so sure about her plan.
“You promised, Ellie. You swore you wouldn’t pressure me, and I trusted you with that. You know how I feel about this.” His voice was sharp and curt as he spoke through clenched teeth, trying to keep a hold on his emotions.
The urge to flee surged within him. He wanted to go home, to get off the plane and board the next flight straight back to England, but he couldn’t. Not only was the plane still minutes from landing—trapping him in the confines of economy class, which felt even smaller as realisation forced him to understand Ellie’s plans—but he also refused to waste more money on the pointless trip Ellie had conned him into taking. If he was going to use the money he had earned from before everything changed, it would be on his own terms.
“You’ll enjoy it when you’re there,” Ellie stated, brushing off his comments like they meant nothing to her.
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have to live with, or through, what I have.” Luke was trying hard to control his voice. Had they been in private, he would have already been shouting. The cramped environment meant that Ellie was getting off lightly, but he swore that when they reached their chalet, he would not hold back. She had no right to interfere with his life.
“Never tell me I didn’t live through it, Luke. I was there when it happened, in the hospital, and when you got home. I was there through it all. It may not have been me, but it wasn’t like it had no effect on my life,” Ellie hissed. It was the only way she could convey her anger without disturbing other passengers.
“Why though, Ellie? Why is this such a big deal to you?” Luke’s eyes were full of sorrow as he turned to face his sister for the first time, begging to understand her reasoning for putting him through something she knew would hurt him.

About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Elemental Killers is her second series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Iron Jawed Boy by: Nikolas Lee

Publication Date:
July 2013

Overview:

Year 2300
Protea: Capitol of the Eldanarian Isle

Two hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.

Fast approaching his teens, Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a hidden world of the island, where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.

For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.


My thoughts:
I have to tell you that I had many thoughts going through my head before I read the book. I thought it was childish. My cousin read it and loved it but we have many different taste in books and so I just just thought this was another and never planned to read it. Then the author contacted me and and asked me to read it and; therefore I gave it the chance it deserves. 
I'm going to tell you that I am a huge Potter fan and have never found anything that compares til now. I'm not saying this is a replica or really similar it just has these touches that takes you back. The magic, mystery and mayhem that occurs in this book is quite something.
I couldn't imagine walking around in life with a piece of metal attached to my face, that alone is the most awful thing I could think could occur. But then the whole slavery thing is bad on another level and I hate for something like that to happen to anyone. 
The look at this boys life and how he gets himself out of this and that is great the futuristic feel to this keeps us thinking and amazed.

My rating:
4 stars


Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Forever by: Kira Adams

Publication Date:
May 2014

Overview:

Grief and loss can make a person act out in all the worst kinds of ways. Madalynne Johnson has always been a bit of a handful, but with the loss of her brother, separation of her parents, and her boyfriends unexpected news of joining the army she has gone into a full on tailspin. 

Parker Grant experienced loss firsthand when his brother took his own life. Darkness closed in. Madalynne saved him; showed him the light. And even though he isn’t sure what the future holds--he wants Madalynne and this time he won’t give up without a fight.


My thoughts:
I really thought this would be another book that I just couldn't handle. At the beginning it goes smoothly but then there are fast forwards and things that I didn't like. Then thinking and hoping things would go better, it goes into a repeat of things. Her brother's death and the depression and anger. I know things like that are normal in grief. I have dealt first hand with someone who goes through that, and it is nice to see the truth of things coming out. That makes things a plau and I loved that part of it!
More things come into light and play as the book  goes on, things that could be helped but are thrown in seemingly as a surprise. I hate the way things happen off and on through out the book. But dealing with grief is never easy.

My rating:
3 stars