HIATUS

I have to say that due to some changes in my life recently, I might not post for a long while. I have not read in some time and adulting life is catching up with me now that I graduated. I promise that soon I will find a pace and start to blog again. For now, everything that is being posted was scheduled from a long time ago. See ya!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TTT [17]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In '15
not in any order, all of them are favorites!

 Zodiac, by Romina Russell
Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis
The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
Defy, by Sara B. Larson
The Young Elites, by Marie Lu

The Return, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Illusions of Fate, by Kiersten White
Try, by Ella Frank
Motorcycle Man, by Kristen Ashley
The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White

WORTH MENTIONING!

The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
#Player, by Cambria Hebert
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
The 5 Stages of Falling in Love, by Rachel Higginson
The Other Man, by RK Lilley
Isla and the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins

What have you read so far?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

[R] Mystery Man, by: Kristen Ashley

Mystery Man
(Dream Man #1)
by: Kristen Ashley

★★★★★

Night time is the right time...

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away...

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore....

Friday, June 19, 2015

[R] Grey, by: EL James

Grey
(Fifty Shades #4) *more like #1.5*
by: EL James

★★★★☆

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TTT [16]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer '15
not in any order!


01 Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion 02
03 The Hooker and the Hermit, by LH Cosway Penny Reid
Lying Out Loud, by Kody Keplinger 04
05 The Burning Sky, by Sherry Thomas


Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver 06
07 Wait for You, by J. Lynn
The F*** It List, by Julie Halpern 08
09 Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
Vain, by Fisher Amelie 10

THAT was my list! I hope to read all of these this summer, because I'm feeling very much reading, but not exactly in the order I made. I'm reading at random and that doesn't do good to completing my challenges. So, let me see your list! Which made your Top Ten?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

[R] Tape, by: Stephen Camden

Tape
by: Stephen Camden

★★★☆☆

Record a voice and it lasts forever…

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.

In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.

Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.

This is their story.

[R] Ugly Love, by: Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love
by: Colleen Hoover

★★★★★

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

[R] Kissing in America, by: Margo Rabb

Kissing in America
by: Margo Rabb

★★★☆☆

In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels—118 of them, to be exact—to dull the pain of her loss that’s still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who seems to truly understand Eva’s grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head-over-heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness—and, perhaps, her shot at real love—Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the west coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.

[R] I Am Her Revenge, by: Meredith Moore

I Am Her Revenge
by: Meredith Moore

★★★½

She can be anyone you want her to be.
Vivian was raised with one purpose in life: to exact revenge on behalf of her mother. Manipulative and cruel, Mother has deprived Vivian not only of a childhood, but of an original identity. With an endless arsenal of enticing personalities at her disposal, Vivian is a veritable weapon of deception.

And she can destroy anyone.
When it’s time to strike, she enrolls in a boarding school on the English moors, where she will zero in on her target: sweet and innocent Ben, the son of the man who broke Mother’s heart twenty years ago.

Anyone… except for the woman who created her.
With every secret she uncovers, Vivian comes one step closer to learning who she really is. But the more she learns about herself, the more dangerous this cat and mouse game becomes. Because Mother will stop at nothing to make sure the truth dies with her.

[Series Review] Forbidden Men, by: Linda Kage

As I said before, I'm very behind writing reviews and it costing me to really writting them. So I thought about reviewing a whole series instead of book by book. I have sort of good memory, but when you read a series between three or five sittings its tough to remember which scene is from which book. So, lets say that I will keep it simple, but that doesn't mean it will not contain spoilers. Brace yourselves, the following series I'm going to review has a total of six books, but the six isn't out yet and I already read and review the third book (weird, I know).

by: Linda Kage

I don't know about the authors intention or anything else, but I get this feeling that the first book she wrote in this series... well, that she didn't thought in making it a series. You don't see any references to future characters at all or anything about nothing at all. You get me? So, after Price of a Kiss (the first book), comes the real series in which you see all the chracters from the future books, except book number six (a mystery that I will talk later). They are Forbidden Men, because two reasons: they work at a club/bar called Forbidden and they are kind of forbidden to love. But exactly how their stories continue is the lovely thing.

“If you love someone enough, you can make them invincible. Like your feelings for them are so strong they work as a magical shield, protecting them from all harm and pain.”
Price of a Kiss (Book 1)

★★★★☆
Mason Lowe is a gigolo, a whore, someone you pay for sex and nothing more. That is what he has been for some years after their lady landlord told him that he wouldn't sleep with her, then they were going to pack their bags and leave her house. Desesperate he accepts and it changes his life so on. Reese Randall, or how people call her now, is running from a psycho that thinks if that he cannot love her then no one will, so she moves with her cousin and enrolls in her university and there she meets Mason. It wasn't love at first sight, but it sure was attraction in both ways. Mason wasn't taugh to love one girl and he wasn't sure what to do with he was feeling for Reece, but there was something he was sure, his life change once again and this time may be for good. But when feelings and secrets began to be discover, happy can be seen at the end of the road.

“You. Are. Mine … I don’t care how wrong we are for each other. I don’t care that I’ll never be good enough for you or that we’re risking everything to be together. Your mother would never approve. Whatever. Fuck it all. You are fucking mine. And I’m yours. And we belong together.” 
To Professor, with Love (Book 2)
★★★★½

Aspen Kavanagh and Noel Gamble are from very diferent worlds, you know not from the same circle... let me be clear, she is the professor and he is the student, period. There isn't much, their love is for real forbidden. But nothing can be done, because Karma is a bitch and it fucks you right where it hurts. Noel has a poor background, meaning that everything he does is for a better future for his siblings which are still stuck with their absent mother. Aspen is the only child in a family that doesn't really support her, never have gave her love, so when Noel gives her a little bit of the only thing he can offer, is hard to deny the imposible. Shit hits the fan when they are discover, but loves keep it all together and that is the best. What I really LOVED about this book is all its quotes, like all the literary quotes from books I have read and of books that I haven't. I love them all!

“Sometimes, it’s the little things we do that mean the most to others.”
— With Every Heartbeat (Book 4)

★★★★☆
Quinn Hamilton is the shy boy, the virgin boy (until he wasn't anymore), and definitely the one that everyone wants to be love by. Zoey Blakeland is Quinn's same coin, but girl. They are basically the one for the other, they are attrach to each other and may have been in love at first sight. BUT, because there is always a but. Cora. She is Quinn's girlfriend and Zoey's best friend from long long time. Quinn thinks that he loves Cora, but he also has strong feelings for Zoey. Zoey feels those exact things for Quinn, but she cannot stole her friend's boyfriend because basically she is dying. Cora the Whora, as Ten calls her, is that. She lives like today is her last day and doesn't care about herself, less about the people that love her. After shit hits the fan, and hard. Quinn and Zoey fall right in place, just like it must have been from the beginning.

“Let me get this straight. You argued with some girl and pulled her hair during sex? Wow. What are you? Five?”

“No,” I muttered, growing more irritated than ever. “I’m Ten.”
— A Perfect Ten (Book 5)
★★★★★

Oren Tenning (aka Ten) is the number one character in the series, so when it comes to his book, it must be perfect and let me tell you that it was. And of course, his soulmate must be (and is) Caroline Gamble. Yes, she is Noel's sister, so can actually see the problem here very clear. Noel said to Ten that he must back off from Caroline and he followed the "advice" instead of his feelings. But Caroline had other plans. She wanted Ten, badly and she was going to do anything to have him. For not to spoiled all the fun of how they hook up, because they finally did and yes, Noel found out and all. They really live happily ever after. Just like in To Professor, with Love, in this book there were a lot of quotes, but instead from books they were from movies. Now, that was good.

“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”
— To Professor, with Love (Book 2)

You see, I really really like the series, but what left me thinking hard was the epilogue of Ten's book. Not the part where everyone is happy and established family, babies, jobs, a house and so on. It was the part that there is a new character called Knox Parker. He has a happy ending from what we can gather in the epilogue (and there isn't a name for her parthner), but we don't KNOW him. I thought a LOT and search and everything, but I came up with nothing. What I can suspect is that because Ten and Caroline went to California because his job, then it left a vacant in Forbidden, meaning that someone must take it and maybe that someone is Knox. But then I don't know which girl was left out! Ugh. I wished that Archer (the singer in the band) had a book too, because he was part of Ten's epilogue and we saw him from book three to five, so why can't he have a book too? Just whatever. I'm happy with what I read and I loved them all.

Monday, June 8, 2015

[Series Review] Marked Men, by: Jay Crownover


I'm having a hard time writting reviews these days. After a kind of reading slump, I'm back to reading in full mood because of summer, but that doesn't mean that I'm catching up with reviews, because its not and its wrong (at least, for me). This summer I'll try to catch up, but to make this task easier... why not review an entire series than one review per book? So, this will be the first of many this summer.

by: Jay Crownover
"...opposites don't just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down."
— Rule (Book 1)

The whole series was a rollercoaster and I love every single bit of it, from Rule to Asa, from Shaw to Royal. I love the unity, the friendship, the girls night out, the love... everything! When I began to read the first book, I never thought that I was going to get attached like this. I didn't wanted to end, so thank God that there will be more in the spin-off series.
★★★★☆

Rule was an interesting, funny and hottie (which all of them are) character and it was the best one to begin the series. But Shaw was a very different girl, I never thought they were going to hook up like they did. Their problems run deep in the past and Rule wasn't having, he didn't want to go back even thought he was stuck there. She made it through his thick inked skin until she couldn't come out and certaintly she didn't want to. Rule thought he was destined to fuck up and screw everything he had with Shaw, but she made him change his mind and really see the good they have. The story was totally sweet, but don't tell Rule because he swears that he isn't sweet or cute.
“Love isn’t perfect. It’s hard work and sometimes it’s more effort to be in love than it is to just run away. If you keep looking for perfect, the real thing is going to pass right by you.”
Jet (Book 2)

★★★★☆
After the first book and some interactions between characters, it was totally obvious that the next one going down (in love) was Jet and Ayden. They were really fuck up, like they have baggage, but they still made it through all and found the love for each other. Jet is the gorgeous rock band member that loves music more than breathing fresh air. Ayden is the southern girl that lived her old life as much as she wants until she escaped to have a better life, now that old life is catching up with her and doesn't want anyone to know. When she sees that people she loved can be dangerous, she cut ties with Jet, leaving him bleeding love, which broke his and her heart. Jet went away in a tour, but came back running when he discovered everything that Ayden hide and he was ready for her rescue. But basically both needed to be rescued. I didn't like much how the story went, but I certainly love their scenes together and of course, the end. Which lead us to the story of Cora and Rome.
You were right, you are perfect for me because I’m just as imperfect as you are, but with you, it’s all just flawless.”
Rome (Book 3)
★★★★½

Now, Rome is in my top favorites. He had the most fuck up head, while Cora has the most colorful one and didn't mind the gray one of Rome. This couple was really an opposite, but they made it work and they actually are perfect for each other. Because no matter how much they don't have in common, they compliment each other. She made him come out of this hole after returning from the awful war and he made her love again eventhough her heart was broken from a relantionship before. Plus, we have our very first pregnant couple, guess that after all Rome really have good aim. In this book we are introduced to the Bar, which at the end Rome becomes its owner and we know a little more about Ayden's brother, Asa. And at then we have the horrible news that Uncle Phil is dying and guess who is the nurse... Saint! Or as I call it, the one for Nash.
“I think on the journey to finding the love we crave, the love we truly deserve, the first stop has to be the love we have for ourselves. That’s a love that can never be lost and can only grow and get stronger the more it is fostered and developed.”
Nash (Book 4)

★★★★★
Oh, this one right here was my favorite of them all. Nashville was definetly my favorite! He hates that name, so let's keep it to Nash. And his one is no other than Saint, a long lost girl that had a crush in him from the first time she saw in on school. He had so many issues back then, that being an asshole was typical, plus he was trying to gain attention from his mom and failing. But Saint didn't have a perfect life either, he had inside issues, because her body, her acne or whatever else any teenage girl has. After being crushed, she focus on her life, her career, but when she stumbles back in Nash's life, there is not coming out of his net again. He is almost as fuck up as he was back then, but now instead of mommy issues (which he still has), he just comfronts that his uncle is going to die and that he is actually his father. So, Saint to the rescue! She sure is a saint and a nurse, she actually repairs everything he had broken, but Nash doesn't let go of the fact that she doesn't like herself much, so he helps her too. They helped each other and love each other and that was lovely. In this book we meet Nash's new neighbor, Royal (who is a cop), we meet Zeb Fuller (who is a kind of like Bob the Builder) and the Marked Men (Rule, Nash & Rowdy) open a new store called Saints of Denver. And at the end, we are introduced to a new manager called Salem Cruz, which results to being the biggest love in Rowdy's old life. Now that was a twist in the end.
“I kissed her because I had to. I kissed her because I wanted to. I kissed her because kissing her was starting to make me feel like I had found something I wasn't really aware I had been looking for. Mostly I kissed her because ever time she kissed me back I felt her settling a piece of herself even more deeply inside of me.”
Rowdy (Book 5)
★★★★½

If I made a list of my favorites from number one to number six, this would be number three or really fighting number two with Rome's book. Rowland is definitely a Texas name, but let's keep it to Rowdy because we are in Denver. He doesn't have a really fuck up head, but he is very clear that he had the one in his life, and she left him go, which is actually wrong. Salem knows better, but she wants to dug deep until knowing all of this past secrets, which will be hard for Rowdy because he doesn't crack easy. But for Salem, Rowdy can do and will do anything, right? I liked that Salem wasn't really like the other girls, good and kind of easy to be with. She was wild, a fighter and just like Cora, very colorful in whatever she has to say. Rowdy was the lone wolf, a foster kid after his mom was murdered, but then Salem comes to him and don't want to let him go and after that comes Sayer, which results to be his sister and doesn't want to let go of him either. So, now, Rowdy isn't as a lone wolf as he was. But now, he needs to come to the realization that neither of them are going away, that they will stay with him as longer he wants.
“Karma has a way of catching up with you, especially when you laughed in her face one too many times.”
— Asa (Book 6)

★★★★☆
So, this is Asa's book. Yeah, I know, what a name...! Asa is that badass of all the badass. He commit every crime that he could back in the days, but now he is a reformed person. After almost losing his life forever, having that wake up call made him see that the life he was living wasn't good for him and neither for the ones he loved. And now, we have him very intrigued with a redhead called Royal, but as you know she is a cop, someone that would be a no-no for him, but Karma is a bitch. After Royal being in a shooting that almost cost her parthner's life, she wasn't nearly as focus as before. And damn, she wanted trouble and that how she ends falling for Asa. I liked their relationship and all, but I really hated that Asa didn't tell her the secret... her mother was really a bitch and it almost cost him his happy ending. I know that it means that he isn't as selfish as before but damn.

I swear these men where going to be the dead of me. Their awesome tattoos, their speeches about love, their piercings in places that shouldn't be there but make everything better and their testoterone, indeed where the dead of me. My favorite tattoos were Nash's dragon and Rowdy's boat. And of course, the girls weren't far behind, because Shaw's snowflakes, Cora's tags of Rome and Salem's past drawing that Rowdy made, were as beautiful as the guys tattoos. Plus, the KIDS! They were totally adorable and I wish I could see more of them in the following series, at least a peek... pretty, please? Saints of Dever is coming soon and I can't wait for them. I know the first of them will be Zeb with Sayer, but who will be the others? Maybe Avett will be there or even Dixie with Church, hell if I know. I just want more men!

As you can see I really really recommend these books. They aren't that long and after two chapters you can't actually stop from reading them. They made my days better!
“We were marked and had been marked in unforgettable and forever ways. We were all better men for it. Marked men. None of us would have it any other way.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TTT [15]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies
not in any order!

01 Penryn & the End of Days, by Susan Ee
The Covenant, by Jennifer L. Armentrout 02
03 The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken 04
05 The Selection, by Kiera Cass
Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi 06
07 Lux, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Legend, by Marie Lu 08
09 Panic, by Lauren Oliver
Don't Look Back, by Jennifer L Armentrout 10

As Movies or TV Series, I don't care. If they make them, I would be totally happy and if they make them just like the books then I would be even happier. What are your choices?

Monday, June 1, 2015

[MAY] Book Challenges Wrap-Up!

As some of you may know, I went completly cuckoo with challenges and almost sign up in everything I could. So, basically to keep track and letting you all know how good or bad my months are going, I'm doing these monthly wrap-ups. January wrap-up post is here, February's here, March's here and April's here, if you want to see and you can found the list of all my challenges here. THESE BELOW are only the updates of THIS month. Sooo, that's it! Au reviour, amis!
Dystopia Reading Challenge 2015

Goal: 24 books or more/ 2 books per month or more
Read In Last Months: 9 books
Read This Month: 5 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Throught the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi
2. Into de Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi
3. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
4. The Heir, by Kierra Cass
5. The End of Days, by Susan Ee

365 Days of YA Reading Challenge

Goal: 14 books per season/ 4.6 books per month
Read Past Months: 21 books
Read This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Goal: 26 books in total/1 per letter
Read In Last Months: 22 books
Read This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

Give Me All of You, by FL Jacob

2015 Monthly Key Word Challenge
by Bookmark to Blog

Goal: 12 books/1 book per month
Read In Last Months: 4 books
Read This Month: 2 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi
2. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir


2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Goal: 150 books in total
Read In Last Months: 124 books
Read This Month: 30 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi
2. Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi
3. The Whitechapel Fiend, by Cassandra Clare
4. Chance, by Deborah Bladon
5. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
6. Disfigured Love, by Georgia Le Carre
7. The Heir, by Kiera Cass
8. The Wild Side, by RK Lilley
9. Iris, by RK Lilley
10. Dair, by RK Lilley
11. Nothing but Shadows, by Cassandra Clare
12. A to Z, by Marie Sexton
13. End of Days, by Marie Lu
14. The Letter Z, by Marie Sexton
15. The Promise, by Marie Sexton
16. Straberries for Dessert, by Marie Sexton
17. Paris A to Z, by Marie Sexton
18. Fear, Hope and Bread Pudding, by Marie Sexton
19. Try, by Ella Frank
20. Take, by Ella Frank
21. Trust, by Ella Frank
22. Have I Told You, by FL Jacob
23. I Won't Give Up on You, by FL Jacob
24. A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas, by FL Jacob
25. Give Me All of You, by FL Jacob
26. With or Without Him, by Barbara Elsborg
27. The Other Man, by RK Lilley
28. Price of a Kiss, by Linda Kage
29. To Professor, With Love, by Linda Kage
30. With Every Heartbeat, by Linda Kage

2015 Reading Challenge
by I don't know, I found it in 9gag, but some people have said its from PopSugar and I don't know what that is

Goal: 47 things to rule out, no # of books
Ruled Out The Last Months: 26 books
Ruled Out This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. A popular author's first book: An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir



I guess that's it! What did you read? Do you have a wrap-up too? Let me see!