Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Loved this book. This was the first book that I've read by SP and I fell in love with the writing style and the story. Beautifully written, funny and deep.
This book is set in Paris so bonus! Adds to my 2015 Reading Challenge as well! ;)
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Blurb:Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
From Lola's extravagant dresses to the feels, I adored this book! If I had to use one word to describe this book it'd be Cute! Beautifully written and fun read.
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Blurb:Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.
Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
I did like this book, it did have it's moments but it lacked the depth and meaning that we saw in the other books.
Yes, its about finally being with someone you've wanted to be with for so long, about happily ever afters but somehow through the middle of the book I was not that eager to read it further. But I powered through because I knew there'd be a few comebacks to look forward to. Finally in the end I did have a grin on my face, because well come on who doesn't like all the plans coming together?
Overall, mixed feelings!
Overall Review for the series:
Light, fun read for all those who love a Happily Ever After! My personal favorite was Book 1 Anna and the French Kiss!
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Just putting this out there.
If anyone needs to talk through anything or just need to rant I'm always, ALWAYS there. It might take me a little while to get back to you but I'm here.
One should never have to feel alone in this world. There's far too much sadness going around.
So well I'm here and whatever the situation is, it will be okay!
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
In Your Eyes by Diana Nixon
My life has never been perfect. I lost, I lied, I cried. But there was one thing that I thought would stay with me forever — my love… Adrian was my everything. The day he died, I died with him. It was like being caught up in a nightmare, with no reason to keep breathing, with nothing to hold on to. But one day, everything changed. I didn’t know I was lost until the moment Nic found me. He made me laugh, he made me feel, he made me believe that I could love again. I thought I would never feel alive, but then I looked into his eyes and I was lost. Only this time, it was not a nightmare swallowing me, but a beautiful dream coming true.Just when I thought there was no hope for tomorrow, my heart found a reason to beat faster…
In Your Eyes overlaps with Love Undone and is Emily’s story. So those of you who haven’t read it might want to read it first before jumping to this one, it gives a better understanding of the story.
With that out of the way, In Your Eyes is the perfect read for a lazy day with intriguing characters and an engaging plot. As always Diana Nixon reels you in from the get go. It is always great to read about another character’s happily ever after and to fill in the blanks to the story that you love. It gives another depth to the first story and I think it just adds to the whole plot.
If I had to point out a negative, I’d say it could use a little fine tuning, but one can’t deny the beauty of this story.
In Your Eyes is a story about second chances, it is about giving yourself a chance to love again. For all those who love a romance with a little bit of feels, this one is for you!
Also isn't the cover absolutely GORGEOUS!?!? I think its one of my favorites!
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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! Hope this book is a success! <3
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Campbell Cooper has never been in love. And if the doctors are right, she'll never have the chance. So when she's told she needs a miracle, her family moves 1,500 miles north to Promise, Maine--a place where amazing, unexplainable events are said to occur--like it or not. And when a mysterious envelope arrives, containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies, she finally learns to believe--in love, in herself, and maybe even in miracles, as improbable as they may seem.
Review:I suppose there are miracles that happen once in a while, but the tiny little things that happen, the little miracles if you will, the ones that make you <i> believe </i> are the ones to remember.
The Probability of Miracles is the story of Cam, a girl who has been battling the big C for so long and knows she can't have a future. She rationalizes everything, always has an explanation for everything, and usually is right. So when they get to Promise, Maine she tries to rationalize those miracles as well. But some things can't be explained or rationalized away.
The tagline "One Summer to Live a Lifetime" seems so appropriate. Cam hasn't lived, not really, till she comes to Promise and finds everything she has been missing out on.
I loved the writing style and I loved Cam's animal loving nature! How she made that deal with Bart and saved Buddy! Aw! Made me love her more! I loved the fact that the book got me right in the feels but I wasn't a mess in the end. The ending was like having closure.
Oh and this book makes its way onto my Gorgeous Book Covers list! I mean come on!! How gorgeous is that cover!?! *-* <3
Emotional, profound and lovable; this book was a great read.
Oh the lengths she goes to to create miracles, specially the one with James Madison. It was epic!
Also I really liked the little profound thoughts she wrote down in the book!
I just had to share these!
Monday, 29 September 2014
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person.
Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven't forgiven?
It's not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was—lovely and amazing and deeply flawed—can she truly start to discover her own path.
In a voice that's as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl's journey through life's challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty.
It all started with an assignment. The whole book is written in the form of letters to the dead.
This book is about coping with the loss of someone you loved so deeply; trying so hard to fit into a box that the world wants to see us in, that we want to fit in to, but in the end just finding ourselves; and making sense of things when the world doesn't seem to.
It felt like Laurel, by writing letters to the dead and trying to find closure in their demise, thinking about what their lives were like, was trying to make sense of her own world. In the end it felt like she did.
Beautifully written and heartwarming. Just had a little something missing to make it a splendid read.
Friday, 5 September 2014
There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything.Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen. That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did. Vampires are real. Werewolves are real. And Mena is not human anymore.
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About the Author
Ever find it hard to talk about yourself? Yeah, I have that problem, too. I have been married to my soulmate for 8 years, who wouldn't pick up a book unless promised that it was filled with pictures. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Riley, that talks too much and has a very vivid imagination. I have no clue where she got those traits. My step-son, Hayden, is 16 and very into football and hunting. I am a writer of paranormal suspense romance. If you enjoy a great love story with a massive amount of drama about angels, demons, ghosts, vampires, witches and fairy tale creatures brought to life through a twisted mind, then you might just enjoy reading my work.
Friday, 30 May 2014
What would you do if all your memories were gone? One day Kassie wakes up and realizes that her life is nothing but an endless emptiness… One tragic incident takes away everything that she has ever cherished and loved: family, friends and all the best moments that she ever lived through. Now everything seems unknown, including a beautiful stranger, whose mere look makes her heart beat faster. Who is that reckless and mysterious man? Is he just an old friend or an enemy? Sinking into the vortex of indescribable emotions, they will give in to the most irresistible temptation ever, just to fall in love with each other, again and again
Totally not what I expected after the cover reveal and the sneak peek...
I really don't wanna give away anything so here's all I'm going to say for now..
Love Undone is another beautifully written novel by Diana Nixon. She has a way of drawing us into the story that keeps us turning the pages.
Well drafted with an engaging plot, Love Undone is not just a romance, its so much more.