Thursday, October 31, 2013

[R] Hard to Handle, by: Jessica Lemmon

Hard to Handle
(Love in the Balance #2)
by: Jessica Lemmon


ONCE BURNED Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love...

TWICE AS TEMPTING Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

Monday, October 28, 2013

[R] Bared by Him, by: Red Garnier

Bared by Him
(The Billionaire's Club #5)
by: Red Garnier


Cade West may be richer than Midas but not even his vast wealth could save his young wife. Cade didn’t just grieve her loss; he was furious. What good is money if it can’t fix…everything? So when the utterly beautiful Ivy Summers boldly walks into his office asking him to donate to her cancer research foundation, he can’t decide whether to throw her out or wrap her up in his arms and never let go. All Cade knows is that he’s caught her scent and he has no intention of letting her walk out his door—even if he has to pay for the privilege. He makes Ivy an offer she can’t refuse: A game of strip poker for two million dollars. She can pretend all she wants, but Cade has awakened dark passions within her from the first time she saw him. Yes, he’s dark and tortured by his past. But if Ivy has the chance to have this man, all bets are off…

Saturday, October 26, 2013

[R] Tempting the Billionaire, by: Jessica Lemmon

Tempting the Billionaire
(Love in the Balance #1)
by: Jessica Lemmon



Crickitt Day needs a job . . . any job. After her husband walks out on her, she's determined to re-build her life and establish a new career. When swoon-worthy billionaire Shane August hires her as his assistant, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Despite her growing attraction to her boss, she vows to keep things strictly professional. No flirting. No kissing. Definitely no falling in love...

Shane August is all business, all the time. He's a self-made man who's poured his heart and soul into his company, and he'd never allow himself to get involved with an employee. Then he hires sweet, sexy Crickitt-and he can't keep his mind or his hands off her. But no matter how much he wants Crickitt, Shane fears that painful secrets from his past will always come between them. With fate working against them, can these two lonely hearts learn that sometimes mixing business with pleasure is the perfect merger?

Friday, October 25, 2013

[R] Roomies, by: Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

by: Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando


It's time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

That went well. I never thought that this book would get me so much. It maybe think that I didn’t enjoy too much my summer before freshman year. It made me want to go back and maybe have a roommate. I wonder who she be. Thinking about it made really want to have one now. The story is pretty much very sweet, interesting, but slow. If you are searching for something to slow down a little, this book would be perfect for you.

Maybe one of the biggest steps in life is moving from being a child to be an adult. Which actually happens get you go to college. That is what its happening to Elizabeth and Lauren. From the first day Elizabeth (EB) receive the notification of who was her roomie, she got in contact with her via email. For Lauren (Lo), who at the beginning really didn’t want a roommate, just went along with the messages. After a while they became friends, because of everything they talked. Then there life become more conflicted, living is tough of these girls.

Their lives are totally the opposite. EB is a New Jersey girl, who lives alone with her mom after her dad left them because he was gay and go away to start a gallery at San Francisco. She is totally social, love to surf, have internet access anywhere, but her life still hell. Two jobs, but only one of them actually pay her. Lo is a San Francisco girl, who have five siblings and two parents that love her with all their heart. Two jobs, because she want to earn money for a computer and other things. These girls’ lives get tangled so much that at the end we could make their story without reading it.

Talking about the end… I like it and to day that is huge. It have a happy ending. I would love to read at least one more chapter about both girls together, but I can accept it like this. I love how much this book tell us to move on, not for bad, but for good. Let things clear behind and move to a better future.

I recommend this book to whoever loved their freshman year and whoever have not taken that step, but will.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

[R] Never Fade, by: Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade
(The Darkest Minds #2)
by: Alexandra Bracken


Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[R] Allegiant, by: Veronica Roth

(Divergent #3)
by: Veronica Roth


One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

[Short Review] I Am Pusheen the Cat, by: Claire Belton

I Am Pusheen the Cat
by: Claire Belton


This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—an online cult phenomenon, now for the first time in an adorable gift book—Pusheen combines the online reach of The Oatmeal’s How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You with the super-sweet appeal of Hello Kitty.With more than 2 million page views a month, 500,000+ blog subscribers, and 500,000+ Facebook followers, Pusheen is a pleasantly tubby gray tabby cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print with her first comic collection!

I Am Pusheen the Cat features some of the most popular comics from the website, including Reasons I Love Fall, Career Options for Your Cat, and Christmas To Do List, as well as a healthy serving (at least 25 percent) of never-before-seen material that is sure to delight Pusheen’s many dedicated fans.

You see, I didn’t want to request this book in Netgalley. Because of many reasons, like I got too many books to read and so much work to do. But while I was in a place without nothing much to do, Pusheen became my entertainment and certainly made me a crazy people in other people's eyes that were around me. I laughed at so many parts!
Pusheen is so much than a cat. It’s a phenomenon! Everyone had seen Pusheen somewhere, maybe they don’t know who she is or her name, but they have seen her period.

I don’t regret reading this book and neither will you. Its short, cute and hilarious, make me think that being a cat is so much fun. I want to be a cat! Totally worth it. Want to laugh? Read it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

[R] The House of Hades, by: Rick Riordan

The House of Hades
(The Heroes of Olympus #4)
by: Rick Riordan


At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Monday, October 14, 2013

[Short Review] Full Exposure, by: Tracy Wolff

Full Exposure
by: Tracy Wolff


Closing herself off from a traumatic past, photographer Serena Macafee likes sex with no strings attached? no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, is the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. Where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge where Riley works?and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena?s intimate feelings for Kevin. And as her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused.

She?s opening herself up to emotions she never wanted, and making herself vulnerable to a past she thought she'd escaped. One that has followed her to the sweltering Southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows, and to dangers beyond her control.

Ugh, I was liking it at the end and BAM! It end. I dragged so much this book, because at the beginning I didn’t like it. Everything was too fast and I didn’t understand anything. But then, things begin to slow down and I fell in love with it.

I don’t know what to think about the book in general. It’s not one of my favorites, but neither is one of my “I-don’t-like-you”. The scenes of the stalker was very cliché, except of the part of who was the stalker, because I didn’t think about him until Kevin said it. I hate the way Serena thinks and talks about herself, I couldn’t stand it. But I love how Kevin make her feel and how his thoughts always drift towards her and how much he love her. And of course, his french was "magnifique" The book is not bad, but it’s not perfect either.

I don’t know if I would recommend this book to someone. Maybe, but not in a near future.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

[R] Searching for Someday, by: Jennifer Probst

Searching for Someday
(Searching For #1)
by: Jennifer Probst


Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love...only to find herself falling for him along the way.

Friday, October 11, 2013

[R] Tie Me Down, by: Tracy Wolff

Tie Me Down
by: Tracy Wolff


As the only woman on her homicide squad, Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm?s length. She never gives into her secret fantasies?until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has?over her mind and her body.

Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing star investigator Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn?t expect the hard-assed detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession?driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire, and beyond?

But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, the lovers realize they've both let down their guard. And losing control could have fatal consequences?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[Short Review] Elfin, by: Quinn Loftis

(Elfin #1)
by: Quinn Loftis


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?
Once again Quinn Loftis rocks! For the being the first book of the series... it have so many action and drama that I was thrilled the whole book. I really really love it. If I fell in love with Quinn at her Grey Wolves series, I will totally love her x2 now.

Some things looks the same as the Grey Wolves series, but you can't compare them. The male are every possessive, loving and all with their Chosen, which are like their mates. They need each other touch and can read their minds, but thats all. The plot and characters are different. The main male character in this book, at least in the beginning, is a bad one, but then love happens and TADA! He is good because of her. His name is Triktapic (or something like that), but everyone called him Trik. He is a bad ass and hot assassin of the dark elves, but that will change later on. She is Cassandra, Cassie between friends. Sweet, loving and compassionate Cassie brings the light to Trik. But, will he accept it?

As I said, I love the book. I cannot wait for the next one. Having high hopes and I know that Quinn will nit let me down. Totally recommending this book to anyone who loves romance and elves.

Monday, October 7, 2013

[R] Sia, by: Josh Grayson

by: Josh Grayson


When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

StS [5]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of Stacking the Shelves by visiting the official launch page here.
It's been hell a lot of time that I haven't done one of these. Things got in the middle, I guess. But the good news is that I'm doing it now and this will be like going to the past. I will list all the books I have read, well, not some short stories because they kind of don't count. A lot of these books don't have a review because of not having time to make one. Anyway, books read from:

 October 6, 2013 to July 26, 2014

Read these past MONTHS (not in any particular order):
List them below!

Incarnate, Asunder & Infinite, by: Jodie Meadows
Sia, by: Josh Grayson
Elfin & Rapture, by: Quinn Loftis
Tie Me Down, by: Tracy Wolff
Searching for Someday & Searching for Perfect, by: Jennifer Probst
Full Exposure, by: Tracy Wolff
Roomies, by: Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
Allegiant, by: Veronica Roth
The House of Hades, by: Rick Riordan
Tempting the Billionaire, Hard to Handle & The Millinaire Affair, by: Jessica Lemmon
Never Fade, by: Alexandra Bracken
Stripped, by: Jasinda Wilder
Sweet Addiction, by: Maya Banks
Sentinel, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Iron Traitor, by: Julie Kagawa
A Beautiful Dark, A Fractured Light & A Radiant Sky, by: Jocelyn Davies
Champion, by: Marie Lu
Beautiful Disaster, A Beautiful Wedding & Beautiful Oblivion, by: Jamie McGuirre
Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares, by: Kendare Blacke
Layers Deep & Layers Peeled, by: Lacey Skills
The Program & The Treatment, by: Suzanne Young
If I Stay & Where She Went, by: Gayle Foreman
Imaginary Girls, by: Nova Ren Suma
Love, Rosie, by: Cecelia Ahern
The Selection, The Elite & The One, by: Kiera Cass
Winter, by: Sierra Dean
Rush, by: Maya Banks
The Coldest Girl in Coltown, by: Holly Black
Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door, by: Stephanie Perkins
Angelfall & Worldafter, by: Susan Ee
Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, & Origin, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dear Girls Above Me, by: Charlie McDowell
The Shadowhunter Codex, by: Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis
Panic, by: Lauren Oliver
The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Forever of Ella and Micha, The Temptation of Lila and Ethan & The Ever After of Ella and Micha, by: Jessica Sorensen
Ignite Me, by: Tahereh Mafi
Cinder, Scarlet & Cress, by: Melissa Meyer
Strings & Beats, by: Kendall Grey
More Than This, by: Patrick Ness
Unmade, by: Sarah Rees Brennan
Into the Fae, by: Quinn Loftis
City of Heavenly Fire, by: Cassandra Clare
Just One Day, Just One Year & Just One Night, by: Gayle Foreman
Don't Look Back, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Oh Yeah, Audrey!, by: Tecker Shaw
Rusty Nailed, by: Alice Clayton
Sinner, by: Maggie Stiefvater
Landline, by: Rainbow Rowell
Obsession, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Will Read Soon:
Actually, I will not make such list, because that's why I have a TBR list in goodreads (here) and I have a list of books I need to read to complete some challenges (here). Plus, I got some (a lot) of ARCs to read and review. Ugh! Life can be tough sometimes, but reading is quality time for me.

What are your reads?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

[R] Asunder, by: Jodi Meadows

(Newsoul #2)
by: Jodi Meadows


Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

Friday, October 4, 2013

[R] Incarnate, by: Jodi Meadows

(Newsoul #1)
by: Jodi Meadows


Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?