Chasing River(Burying Water #3):Review

Chasing River(Burying Water #3):Review

There are so few romance books that I can willingly admit to loving, but I’ve got a bit of a soft spot in my heart for K.A Tucker’s novels. The premise to this one drew me in like a moth to a flame. A hot stranger saves a tourist from a near death experience, in Dublin of all places? The travel bug inside of me was practically salivating at the synopsis. Plus, being a companion novel to the Burying Water series, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to finally learn more about Amber Welles, Jesse’s goodie two shoes younger sister. Chasing River, like all of K.A Tucker’s novels,  is heavy on the info. I don’t mean to say that we’re ungraciously catapulted into info-dumping land, rather it’s just that the plot is rather complex. It’s obvious,  K.A Tucker doesn’t shy away from researching the heck out of her topics. Whether it’s strip clubs, Russian mobs, or FBI protocols, we’re treated to whirlwind of interesting, believable, information that adds a spark of realism to her […]

Posted 4 July, 2015/4 Comments


You (You #1): Review

You (You #1): Review

Stories that delve into the darker side of humanity never fail to amaze me. You is no exception. Joe is a stalker. He’s obsessive, manipulative, a psychopath and completely deranged. But he is also incredibly well read, witty, intelligent and strangely enough–patient. He is for all intents and purposes a living and breathing juxtaposition. But it is this very combination that makes him one of the most interesting anti-hero’s in all of literature. Joe is sick and mad and completely mental. But he never fails to be anything less than fascinating. As sick as it may be, reading about his obsession with Beck makes this one impossible to put down. Perhaps because the most unsettling part of You may just be how probable it all is. The idea of being cyber stalked isn’t completely unfathomable in today’s society. We’re all interconnected and determined to leave our mark on the world. Whether it’s with a tweet or an instagram picture–we’re all begging to be heard by someone. To be important. Joe symbolizes the part […]

Posted 24 June, 2015/28 Comments


Extraordinary Means: Review

Extraordinary Means: Review

Robyn Schneider became my queen when I read last years The Beginning of Everything in one sitting. Extraordinary Means has just as much spirit and humour as The Beginning of Everything, but despite being unbelievably excited for this one, Extraordinary Means didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Extraordinary Means does have an interesting premise. The frightening idea of a drug resistant TB arising and forcing people into sanatoriums has something going for it (is it a bit morbid for a book? Yes. Is it still interesting? Hell yes) but as interesting as the idea is, it was it’s executation that just wasn’t working for me. Latham House serves as the backdrop for the story. A sanatorium where sick children with the new incurable strand of TB go to recieve round the clock care. They are urged to rest, sleep, and take it easy. Lane (whose last name we never find out) gets sent to Latham house during the beginning of his senior year. Mr. overachiever-Standford bound-straight A student does […]

Posted 22 June, 2015/24 Comments


Last Years Mistake: Review + Giveaway

Last Years Mistake: Review + Giveaway

Despite the trops and cliches found in Last Year’s Mistake, it’s impossible not to wind up getting involved and rooting for Kelsey and David. They’re ex best friends who’ve spent a year apart, only to be reunited when David moves to Kelsey school. Last Year’s Mistake has a bestfriends turned lovers romance, it’s predictable and a tad bit cliche. Angst ridden and sometimes petty, but it’s also the kind of book you find yourself wanting to read. Last Year’s Mistake is split into alternating chapters. The “Before” and “After” bits completely contrast on another, with Kelsey and David becoming bestfriends early on in the “Before” chapters and not speaking to each other in the “After” parts. There’s also a mysterious element when it comes to Kelsey and David’s relationship and why they were once so close and now so far part. Kelsey and David are two very flawed charcters and they’re both partly to blame for the wedge in their friendship. They let the silliest things come between them and […]

Posted 10 June, 2015/42 Comments


Every Last Word: Review

Every Last Word: Review

There are certain topics books tackle that immediately reel you in. Whether it’s romance or fantasy, dragons or retellings, we’ve all got a few book fetishes. One of mine has always been mental illness. I wrote a post a while back on my  thoughts on mental illness and it’s depiction in the media. It was an extremely personal post, not because I’ve ever been directly affected by mental illness, but because I care. When Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word started getting buzz in the blogosphere I was immediately intrigued. Every Last Word seemed like such a big departure from The Time Between Us and Time After Time. I was curious as to how Tamara Ireland Stone would handle the subject. In all honesty, for three quarters of the book, Every Last Word read like many other contemporary novels. It didn’t have anything special. Nothing to truly make it remarkable. Sam (referred to as Samantha by her best friends) suffers from OCD, but she refuses to let anyone outside of her […]

Posted 8 June, 2015/27 Comments


Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

Last summer I was absolutely blown away by the gem that was Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen. While I hadn’t expected much going into Stolen Songbird, by the time i was done, cried my heart out, and had my review written and posted, it seemed like everyone in the blogosphere agreed with my view on the book. Stolen Songbird was a hidden gem featuring a slow burning romance, an oppressed group of trolls seeking freedom, and the corruption that comes with too much power. After patiently waiting nearly a year for the sequel, I immedtaely dove into Hidden Huntress within minutes of being accepted on Netgalley. And while I fairly enjoyed this follow up to Stolen Songbird, I just wasn’t as impressed as I hoped I would be. I’ve got a pretty bad memory. As much as i hate to admit it, when i read over a hundred books a year i’m bound to be forgetful of certain plotlines and elements to some stories. Going into Hidden Huntress I […]

Posted 5 June, 2015/23 Comments


Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold (Broken Hearts & Revenge# 2)

Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold (Broken Hearts & Revenge# 2)

If Broken Hearts, Fences and Other things to Mend was fun, Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other things Best Served Cold was fun and smart. A complete game changer, Katie Finn explores Morgan Matson’s fun side. Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other things Best Served Cold picks up right where the last book left off, but in case you’ve got a terrible memory like I do, there’s an awesome summary of the events from the previous installment at the beginning of the book to freshen up your memory. While i’ve always had my apprehensions with  ‘silly’ reads, Katie Finn steps up this sequel by making it just as smart as it may be silly. With revenge plots in the air and vengence on everyone’s minds, it’s safe to say that clever trickery is a feat Gemma and Hailey both face in this installment. But wondering just how far are both girls are willing to go in this sequel? Well it’s like the old saying: fight fire with fire and you’ll only get more […]

Posted 1 June, 2015/25 Comments


A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

While Sarah J Maas undoubtedly mastered the YA fantasy genre, there is no doubt in my mind that Maas just owned the NA fantasy one much of the same way. With lyrical writing, a witty and hot tempered protagonist, an assemblage of hotties and her signature vivid world building, Maas has given us a gift we weren’t aware we wanted. An NA fantasy novel that takes the New Adult category to new heights.  Maas heights. So where does Sarah J Maas offer us with A Court of Thorns and Roses? Let’s put it this way, it’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a very big touch of Maas’ creativity. A Court of Thorns and Roses remains surprisingly close to the core of the original story, but it’s got just enough originality to stand on it’s own.  Being particularly weary of retellings I’ve been known for avoiding almost all of them like the plague. Another thing I’ve been known to actively avoid reading? faeries. They–simply–are not my cup of tea. My imagination finds it hard […]

Posted 21 May, 2015/38 Comments


All the Rage: Review

All the Rage: Review

What happens when your right to tell the truth gets taken away from you? All the Rage explores the aftermath of protagonist Romy Grey’s rape in small town, nowhere, USA. After being raped, Romy is ostersized by her community and made fun of repeatedly by her peers after claimined the town’s Golden Boy raped her. Said Golden Boy also happens to be the sheriffs son. All the Rage is an extremely difficult book to go through. So heard in fact that I could not emotionally and mentally get through this one in one day. I had to read sections of it everyday for a week. It was that emotionally upsetting. Romy’s story is not a pleasant one, but it’s one that needed to be told. Romy is filled with so much self-hatred and disgust after her rape and her towns bullying; she struggles to get by on a day to day basis. She ends up having to find work at a restaurant in the next town over to have some […]

Posted 14 May, 2015/39 Comments


Fuel the Fire: Review

Fuel the Fire: Review

Krista and Becca Ritchie always seem to carefully craft characters I can easily relate too. I resonated with Lily and Lo and so much in the Addicted series. I saw bits of myself through Daisy and Ryke’s eyes in Hothouse Flower and I gave a rambly explanation as to why I felt Amour Amour and Thora James gave me a huge emotional push I needed. That being said, if there were two characters I didn’t see myself completely, one hundred percent, seeing myself in, they were Connor and Rose. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve loved them and shipped them and seen some of my humour and sarcastic comments in Rose, but i never thought i’d ever see the world as they saw it. My copy of Fuel the Fire is completely highlighted (thank god kindle can highlight!) and i’ve got sticky notes all over my bedroom door with my favourites quotes and passages from this one. There was just so much Fuel the Fire managed to capture and bring attention […]

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Posted 8 May, 2015/39 Comments