Sunday, December 30, 2012

Exposing Kitty Langley by DeAnna Kinney

Title: Exposing Kitty Langley
Author: DeAnna Kinney
Published: Jan 2, 2013
Kindle Edition Novella

Blurb from Goodreads: For almost four years, Kitty Langley has been part of a ‘mean girls’ group called the Bee Hives, the most hated and feared girls at West Windrake High. That is until she witnesses their relentless attack on her former childhood friend. Making a drastic decision, she takes a stand against the dreaded B’s and thus becomes their new enemy and number one target. Now an outcast, not only of the B’s but of the entire school, she will have to pull from her inner strength as she prepares for the persecution she will face in the name of revenge.

Reed Reynolds is not looking for trouble. He just wants to get through his senior year and work on his music in peace. But when he mistakenly kisses Kitty Langley at their annual Masquerade Dance, he is both appalled and intrigued, never having experienced a kiss so powerful. Reed soon finds himself drawn in by this new Kitty and her tolerance for her so called ‘deserved punishment’. But will he endanger himself to defend her against the B’s and the entire school in the name of honor—or more importantly, in the name of love?

A Charity Series Novella, or a stand-alone

   ARC Review!!!
         This novella was a cute read but it had so much character and the heroine faced real problems. Kitty Langley made some mistakes she once was the mean girl everybody hates but she decided to change for the better. She left the B's and wants nothing to do with them. But, no one just gets away with leaving the B's.
      I loved Kitty and I felt so bad for her. She believed that she deserved what was happening to her. Getting pushed down the stairs, beaten, just physically and mentally tormented she though she deserved it all because of who she was. She even believed that she didn't deserve to be happy because of what she did. I loved how she changed through the short novella. She realized that she suffered enough and that she should just stand up to Bunny.
    Reed, I totally love this guy. He was so good to her and he just couldn't stand to watch her get hurt. He was willing to do so much for her and he was just the perfect guy. I loved him from the first time we got insight into his mind. He's just that type of guy that every girl wants. So Reed, well definitely one of my favorite characters.
   Speaking of my favorite characters... Guess who makes an appearance?!!? Yes, Levi and Charity give some advice to Kitty and Reed because if you remember the Charity Series then you should remember that Charity and Bunny didn't exactly get along. Well to be completely honest I'm pretty sure that if Charity got a chance to make Bunny history she would do it without a doubt. So it was so great seeing those two characters again. I really missed them both.
    In the end this was a great novel that also has a great focus. Bullying isn't something anyone should put up whether you think you deserved it or not. Thanks to the author of this novella for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  I give this novella 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Elfin (The Elfin 1) by Quinn Loftis

Title: Elfin (The Elfin 1)
Author: Quinn Loftis
Published: December 23, 2012

Blurb from Goodreads:Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves.

He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves.

Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided. For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen.

Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep. The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be.

The question must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands?

Review: I am a giant fan of soul mates so as soon as I read the blurb and it talked about someone's Chosen, I just had to have this book. There was no questioning it. I needed it. And lucky for me I didn't have to wait to long to get this amazing, out of this world, gut wrenching, laugh your butt off funny and unbelievable sweet read. 
    Cassie was amazing. She was funny, down to earth and just a cool heroine. I loved how she wanted to find some good in Trik even though that stubborn elf kept on trying to convince her there was nothing good about him. She was sweet and she was just innocent. That's why the beginning of this book confused me, but in a good way. You know how books usually run, the innocent heroine falls for the dark, brooding and mysterious hero that everyone thinks is evil or he should be evil, but the hero is actually good. Like the hero will fight demons and try to save the world and do good and well I guess just do hero stuff. We're used to that, because we think that our pure heroine deserves a pure hero, good should be with good right? Well, that's not exactly the story here. Trik is evil. He tortured, killed, cares about no one(until he met Cassie at least), self centered,  gets what he wants and doesn't care who pays for it, Oh and he is the dark elf which basically makes him SUPEREVIL!!!!!! (if my description wasn't good enough) . So why does he get our innocent, sweet heroine? How can she love a man who claims that he loves being evil? I think that's one of the many things that make this book so amazing. It's the different take on what love is. You can love someone no matter what their past was like.
     Okay so with that little rant out of the way let's move on to something more interesting and by interesting I mean hot. Like Trik hot. This guy had me fanning myself with my kindle, can I just say. His devilish smirks and dirty remarks just... ugh they made my day .However, beneath  the bad boy persona there was such a sweet, caring guy that I though my heart would melt. He loves Cassie so much and was just so willing to change for her. I loved their relationship. It was perfect, they fought and things were hard at times but they understood each other and always were willing to compromise or forgive. It was great.
    As for the plot? Well there was a part where my kindle almost learned to fly because I was so agitated. This is the kind of book that keeps you on your toes. First you're all happy and smiling and feeling all warm and fuzzy and the next thing you know you're throwing the book across the room in a fit of rage, then you're all happy again for a little while before Quinn Loftis decides to rip out you're heart and have you sobbing into a pillow. But just when you think all is lost the storm clouds pass away and you're all happy again. Then end the book with a snappy remark and you have me thinking that I'm missing some pages. Not because there's that killer cliffhanger or anything but just because you don't want to believe that a book that good just ended. 
   There are always those books that when they end you feel like you lost a friend. Yeah this is definitely one of those books.

  I give this awesome read 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Independence (Significance, 4) by Shelly Crane

Title: Independence (Significance, 4)
Author: Shelly Crane
Published: December 18, 2012

Blurb from Goodreads: In the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this...stuff...with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for the Jacobsons. Enemies who were thought to be dissolved have decided to not go down so easily. And old flames come calling for more than just Maggie. Caleb is torn between leading his family and personal wants. Maggie is torn between Caleb and being the leader of their people. But neither will let what they need most to be pushed to the wayside. They are determined to make it all work, design a plan toward destiny, and make everything right again for themselves and their family.

And then there's a wedding...

Review: And then there's a wedding... OMG I have been waiting for that wedding for three books. I think its been a year!! A year of waiting for that totally amazing spectacular wedding between my favorite couple ever. I got my amazing wedding ans so much more with this fourth and final book. Caleb and Maggie are closer than ever and their relationship is just so pure and selfless and perfect. Their love is what love is supposed to be. It's when you're willing to do anything for that other person and Caleb and Maggie were. I just love these characters so much and they matured a great deal since the first book, Maggie became a leader she was supposed to be and not a frightened girl. I always loved Maggie but she really took it to another level she is one of the bravest most amazing heroines in  modern literature for sure.
   Caleb is Caleb... God I love him.. if he wasn't to perfect for Maggie I would totally want him for myself. He was just the best fiancee and then husband. He knew exactly what Maggie needed and he was willing to offer it. He wasn't pushy he wasn't controlling her was just protective in the very best way. I just loved him. And what he did for Bish? I didn't think he could get any better but after that scene I loved him even more. 
   The plot had me crying and laughing so many times I though someone was going to commit me to a mental hospital. I was happy then sad, then excited, then crying, then throwing the book across the floor, then running after it screaming... yeah you got the point this book had me experiencing so many different emotions I think some of them probably don't even have names yet. 
      This was the perfect conclusion we have all been waiting. Everything about this book was perfect. If you're still thinking about whether or not you should get this book don't think. This is one of my favorite series ever and I'm so upset to say goodbye to Maggie and Caleb but it has been an amazing journey with them.

    I give this riveting finale

Friday, December 21, 2012

Her Game, His Rules by Piper Shelly

Title: Her Game, His Rules
Author: Piper Shelly
Published: September 8th, 2012 by Opal Books
Number of Pages: 306

Blurb from Goodreads: She’s seventeen. She’s snarky. She’s trouble…

It wasn’t nicking an expressive watch or diamond bracelet that landed Jona Montiniere in the clutches of the police. It was just a darn sweater. After a spectacular, failed escapade, she is forced to return to a mother who spurned her. Jona is furious about the judge’s decision—until she meets her mother’s companion. Gorgeous, provocative, and mysterious, Julian is everything her lonely heart desires. But then he awakens her mother from the dead with a simple touch.

Hunting for the truth in a strange new home, Jona unearths broken promises and bitter secrets. Soon she realizes she’ll once again lose someone she loves…unless she gives him a reason to stay. But how the hell do you keep an angel earthbound?

Review:  So first I would like to thank the awesome author of this novel for giving me the chance to read and review her book. Thank you so much!!! Now for the actual review.
      Jona was a different kind of heroine. She wasn't the perfect heroine that leads the ideal life, that never does anything wrong and is nice to everyone. Jona faced a lot in her life and she was just a snarky, girl that knows that life is unfair and that it's not all fun and games. Jona has an attitude and she makes mistakes but as a heroine she was amazingly well written and easy to relate to. She struggled with herself and what choices she had to make and even though at times she came off as just a rude kid, she was just a girl that closed herself off from the world to make sure she doesn't get hurt again. So when the judge makes go live with her mom well she is about to relive something she doesn't want to go back too.
    That chages when she meets her mom's caretaker, the amazingly hot, gorgeous, out of this world guy a.k.a Julian. I loved him. Even though at times I really questioned what the whole deal was between him and her mom. He was a great guy though and he really cared about Jona. Really he was just the perfect hero and he also happened to know what to say to get on your nerves. This guy really knew how to get a girl angry and frustrated but in a good way. 
    I liked how the plot worked out and this was just a really cute read. It has meaning to it and a kickass heroine but at the same time it has the fluff that I love so much from a paranormal YA.
    In short go get this book if you like paranormal romance you wont regret it. Piper Shelly once again did an amazing job with her novel.

   I give this novel

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Play With Me by Piper Shelly

Title: Play With Me
Author: Piper Shelly
Published: December 9th, 2012
Number of Pages: 170

Blurb from Goodreads:Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she's a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she's just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she's prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.

Review: This was such a cute sweet novel that words can't even describe how giddy I feel. I loved Liza she was a great heroine who taught she had her whole life with Tony, but life plays in funny ways and things almost never go as planned.  She will join the soccer team for the wrong reason, what she planned will get completely messed up but her life will definitely take a turn for the better and it's all because of Ryan Hunter.
    Ryan is just ahhhhh I can't even fangirling right now. He is so so so amazing and nice and hot and funny and clever and sexy and hot and did I say sexy already?  He was ideal for Liza and I'm so happy at how things played out. They are great and he is just perfect. There were moments where I just wanted to like jump at him and make out with him that's how amazing this guy is.
  I don't know how I feel about Tony, I liked him in the end like literally the last two pages but I seriously disliked him for most of the book. He took Liza for granted and he was just an ass. Luckily he fixes his mistakes in the end so its all better.
    The plot was really cute and sexy at the same time. The lemon scene Oh my God and Baby Jesus in heaven that was intense. Anyway go get this book it's an epic  pick me up its totally perfect.

   I give this novella

Intuition (The Premonition 2) by Amy A. Bartol

Title: Intuition (The Premonition 2)
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Published: December 22, 2011 by  Createspace
Number of Pages: 394

Blurb from Goodreads: I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?

Review:Okay so I'm going to make this review really short, like really really short. Evie made some mistakes in this which really really got on my nerves. I think, however, that she did learn her lesson so hopefully her unintelligent  decisions end here. Reed was perfect. He was the most amazing guy I loved him so much. He faced a lot because of Evie and I just love how much he loves  her. he was willing to do anything for her. Russel annoyed me. I really liked him in the first book, here I'm not sure he needs to back off Evie. 
   The plot was good and overall this is a good sequel with only minor flaws in the characters which are annoying but completely understandable. So check out this book if you read Inescapable.

         I give this book 

Friday, December 7, 2012

V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

Title: V is for Virgin
Author:Kelly Oram
Published: December 11, 2012 by Bluefields
Number of Pages: 360

Blurb from Goodreads: When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation. 

After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy. 

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

 Review: As soon as I saw the blurb for this book I wanted it. I mean come on you have a girl who swore to herself to keep her virginity, a hot lead singer who made it his goal to make sure she does just the opposite oh and the fact that the whole country is watching where  this is going to go landed this book on my to read list. That's exactly why I was ecstatic when the amazing Kelly Oram provided me with an ARC for review. Thanks so much.
     Now on to the actual review. This was a great, lighthearted read that has an amazing moral. We have a main character who promised herself something and wont budge from that principle. It was great to see her do that. The entire school was mocking her but she managed to hold her head high and instead of budging from her belief she decided to spread what she believed in. I loved Val. She had her faults, she definitely wasn't a perfect character but that made her really easy to relate to. Most if not all teenagers have been in her shoes. I loved what example she set for girls reading this book.
     Kyle was a jerk, douchebag, jackass but he was amazing. He was really funny and even though you wanted to slap him most of the time you could see where he was coming from, in a way I guess.  Also he was ridicilously hot which automatically makes him great. I mean this guy was named "Sexiest Man Alive" that has to say something. I need to say for Val to keep turning him down... she really was set on what she wanted.He tried really hard to get Val to give it up and I loved how you can see how she starts to change his opinions. She makes him a better guy.
   I didn't know what to expect with this book. Kelly Oram kept me guessing until literally the last line in the book. That was a jaw dropper for me. It was one of those did that really happen moments? It was totally great either way go check out this book if you're looking for a fun light read.

   I give this book 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Songs of the Wind (Love Lines 2) by Diana Nixon

Title: Songs of the Wind (Love Lines 2)
Author: Diana Nixon
Published: November 29, 2012 by CreateSpace

Blurb from Goodreads:Losing Christian hasn’t been easy for Eileen. But she’s not going to give up. Now she has to find a way to bring him back from the magical dream, where he was taken by Eric Lanster. Together with her friend Evan, Eileen goes to France – Meridin’s motherland, where she hopes to find out the mysteries of the dream’s magic. In a small town named Fontainebleau they meet a wizard, who turns out to know a lot of their secrets…
Determined to help Eileen, Evan agrees to complete some special dream piercing training. But he can’t even imagine what he has put himself into. The magic of dreams keeps a lot of secrets. The spells are dangerous and their consequences no one is able to predict.
Friends can become enemies…
The ones they used to call their family can become traitors…
But the ones they love will always be there to help.. 
Review: First I would like to say thanks to the awesome Diana Nixon who provided me with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thanks so much!
    This books picks up right where Love Lines left off. Christian is missing and Eileen and friends are thinking of ways they can save him. Eileen and Evan travel to France but will what they do be enough to save Christian and more importantly will they be able to survive the choices they had to make to get Christian back?
    I'm not sure how I feel about Eileen in this book. For about half the book she really didn't play a role as the leading character. I understand why that happened she was lost, confused, in despair and terribly missing Christian, but I wish she would play a bigger role in the beginning of the book. Now, don't get me wrong she did play a role in some events and there were times when she went against what people told her to do. However, there were times in the book when everybody was making decisions except for Eileen. Now that aside, for the second half of the book she was amazing. Her interaction with Christian once they found him was so sweet and I just wanted to go give her a hug. She was hurting so bad. She is loyal to her friends and I loved how much she was willing to risk to give even someone as annoying as Evan alive.
   Speaking of Evan, he was probably my most favorite character. The chapters alternated between Eileen and Evan so I loved getting into Evans head. We learn more about his history and my opinion really changed about him since the last book. We see past the silly boy with almost no worries. Evan as a character is deep and he is very protective of Eileen and he would literally give up anything for her. I loved his perspective even if he knows how to get on everyone's nerves.
   Even though Christian is missing for a good half of this book he still deserves his own paragraph. I mean it's Christian he has me swooning with his smile alone. He suffered a lot but I'm happy that in the end him and Eileen are happy. They are a great couple and their love is pure and just amazing. I just wish there was more of it.
     While in the first book there was an overload of romance and just those moments that put a giant smile on your face this book had a lot more action and reveals. It focused more on the back story to the bond  and the history of the main characters. It also revealed who wants to kill Eileen and just how long they have been plotting. There are a lot of surprises in this book. My only complaint was that sometimes I got lost with all the reveals. There was a lot going on so sometimes I just got lost in all the information being thrown at me. This isn't a major issue in the book though and I mean it's pretty common sometimes the author knows where they're going and it just takes longer for the reader to catch on.
   Overall this was a good sequel that revealed a lot of much needed and important information and let us understand the characters better.

   I give this book