Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Update!

Hello my lovelies!

I'll get right to the point. My home is getting refurbished and I won't have as much time as I'd like to post reviews here... :(

On the other side after all the things are done there will be many reviews to come after because with limited access to the internet, all I'll have to keep me sane are the books! ;)

Also I'm thinking about doing a few promo posts for authors, (Psstt... Authors feel free to contact me! :D )

On the sidelines... I'll be on Twitter @TheCuriosityKey and if you all need me drop me a DM over there.... :D

Also my birthday is in a few days!! :D Whohoo!! :D

Maybe after all the things settle down I'll have a giveaway... It'll be at least a couple cool bookmarks! (I'm a secret bookmark hoarder... Well not so secret now :P)

Lastly,
Keep safe, be happy and keep reading!! :D <3
oxox

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Louise by Diana Nixon Blurb + Cover Reveal


Louise by Diana Nixon
COMING SPRING 2015
(18+)
Blurb:
It doesn’t hurt to dream, unless you know your dreams will never come true.
Since childhood, Louise Woods has wanted to become a dancer. The day she arrives at Le Papillon – a private cabaret club where men come to enjoy the beauty of women dancing, her life completely changes. Louise lives in the club and the rules of living and working there cannot be ignored or broken. Either you do your best to please the clients, or you are out. No flirting, no secret affairs, just dancing.
During her first public show, Louise meets a stranger who pays for the privilege to have her privately dance for him. He won't let her see his face, he won't even introduce himself, but he will make an offer that she won’t be able to refuse. He won’t make any hollow promises, but he will make her believe she is special… 
“I hate following the rules,” he’ll say, “but I do love breaking them.”
Will she dare to risk losing everything she has, just to make the darkest of the stranger’s fantasies come true? Once the decision is made, there will be no way back…


Isn't the cover absolutely gorgeous?!?

Watch Book Trailer HERE
Add it to your Goodreads TBR HERE


Author BIO:
Diana Nixon is a bestselling author of Nevermore Press. She was born in Minsk, Belarus. She has a Master of Law Degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Spanish and Polish. Diana's writing career started with a fantasy novel, named Love Lines. For now, Diana has 11 published books, including one short story and a book of poems.

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Review for Loosing Me Finding You by Natalie Ward (Spoilers)

Loosing Me Finding You by Natalie Ward

Blurb:
The 29th of February, the day I was born.

When I wake up on this day, I’m in a different city, with a different life and no memory of the lives I had before this one. Today is the tenth time this has happened to me. The tenth time I’ve had to figure out where the hell I am. The tenth time I’ve had to try and work out who the hell I am. This is the tenth alteration of the person I am. Each of us has had different lives, different backgrounds and different families. But there’s always been one constant.

Him.

He’s the reason I keep doing this. He’s the reason I spend four years searching. If I’m lucky, I’ll get the trigger and find him quickly and we can spend those four years together before I disappear again. If I’m not, we might get a year, a month or even just a day. Once we got nothing, but that was a choice. 

And every time it happens, he patiently waits for me. He says that every time I come back to him, it’s like falling in love with me all over again. I say that every time I come back, I fall even more in love with him than before.

It scares me that one day I won't be able to find him at all, because when that day comes, I'm not sure I'll want to keep going. He is my strength, my protector, my one and only constant.

I love him.
He loves me.
But every four years, I lose myself. 
And every four years, I have to find him.
This is our story.


Review:
We human beings are naturally curious creatures. Our curiosity and the constant need to know things is what has led us to progress.
Nope this is not a lecture, I do have a point.

This book was good, it had its "Aww.." moments, and it was sweet, but what bugged me to no end is that how can you wake up in a new life every leap year and when you finally get back your memory of what actually happened and all of your previous lives, HOW CAN YOU NOT QUESTION IT?!?!

I mean how can one person not want to know why it happened, how it happened??? I cannot, cannot accept that because you desperately want to find and get back with the one you love, you will not question why or how things, impossible things are happening to you.

Maybe it was because I was so excited to read this book, maybe I had set the bar of expectations too high for this book, maybe because I'm a naturally curious person, I just wanted an explanation.... :/

*Sigh* I hate leaving reviews like this but I just had to vent!

I'd recommend it to those who do not mind knowing why and how and just want a nice romantic read...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Review for Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins


Anna and the French Kiss

Blurb:
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 √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, √Čtienne 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?

Review:
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.

Review:
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, √Čtienne, 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.

Review:
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

Review for In Your Eyes by Diana Nixon - In Your Eyes Blog Tour


In Your Eyes by Diana Nixon

Blurb:
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…


Review:
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!

Follow the blog tour here.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! Hope this book is a success! <3

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review for The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Blurb:
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.


!!!!Spoiler Alert!!!!

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!