Currently Reading

27 Jul

Right now I am finishing up Scars and Songs by Christine Zolendz. If you have read her first two books Fall From Grace and Saving Grace then you actually know this entire story because Scars and Songs is the two books written in Shane’s POV! It’s a fantastic read so far and I have loved the opportunity to get in Shane’s head and understand his character so much better!

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Goodreads Summary:

Shane Maxton is front man for New York City’s popular rock band, Mad World. But he has secrets; he’s not what everybody thinks he is.
He comes from an ancient world, from a different time, when angels walked among men.
Read the story, through Shane’s eyes, of his forbidden love, his fall from grace and his inner turmoil from living with the irrational emotions of being human.

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Waiting on Wednesday

24 Jul

Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that each blogger is eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting for…

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Expected Publication: September 24th 2013

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Goodreads Summary:

After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

Ageless Sea by M.R. Polish

22 Jul

ImageTitle: Ageless Sea

Author: M.R. Polish

Published: March 2013

Pages: 302 (ebook)

Goodreads Summary:

Life. Love. Death.

Banished for a crime she didn’t commit, Karis must learn to live her life alone – and in a world that’s not her own. Cursed on an island of loneliness, forced to endure nearly a century without a friend, the woman once destined to be Queen must find a way to return to her world and save her people from an evil influence.

After many years, one man is strong enough to survive the cursed barrier that keeps her from leaving the island. She needs him so she can return to her world; he needs her to put together the pieces of his broken memory. Side by side, Brady and Karis feel their loneliness slip away.

Every day their love grows stronger, but will their bond survive the battle between worlds? In Book One of The Ageless Series, M.R. Polish takes readers into a world where myths are real, deception lurks in the shadows, and destiny brings two lost souls together to fight as one.

My Rating: 3.5/4 stars

My Thoughts:

Karis, a princess from an immortal land, has been sentenced to eternity on a deserted island on Earth. Alone. She has had no contact with anyone for close to a hundred years until a stranger named Brady crash-lands on her island. There is an immediate attraction that neither can explain. They soon discover they aren’t much different and that their fate has been tied together since birth.

I loved the chemistry between Karis and Brady and how it felt believable right from the start! Brady really had to face some new realities that would be hard for anyone to deal with, but he accepted and adapted as best as he could for Karis! He was always brave and protective or her but without being overly possessive. Instead, he acknowledged Karis’ strength and power and so they always faced whatever craziness was thrown at them together.

The whole world, or worlds I should say, that this story took place in were amazing and intricate. Ms. Polish took many different elements from the fantasy and supernatural genres and created a handful of different lands with varying landscapes, powers, and people. With so much variety, there was a lot of depth, which allowed the plot to be new, interesting, and most importantly, original.

There was a point in the story where I was wondering where the plot was going, but Ms. Polish did an awesome job at making everything come together in the end! This made the story anything but predictable since I never knew what was going to happen. I love when I find this in a book because often times, I feel I know exactly how everything is going to play out making it a not very fun read. With all that being said, I do have one little complaint about the plot. I think that sometimes the book almost moved along too quickly and I wish some parts or scenes could have been a little more in-depth.

The ending was definitely left open for a sequel but it wasn’t a huge cliffhanger (thank goodness!) and it left me wanting to see where the next installments are going to take Karis and Brady!

Perfection by J.L. Spelbring Dream Cast

19 Jul

Ellyssa: Eliza Taylor

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Rein: Jensen Ackles

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Woody: Randy Wayne

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Jordan: Ron Glass

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Waiting on Wednesday

17 Jul

Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that each blogger is eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting for…

Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Expected Publication: August 6th 2013

 

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Goodreads Summary:

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he’s facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he’ll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they’re together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

Teaser Tuesday

16 Jul

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2-3) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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This week’s teaser is from Perfection by J.L. Spelbring

Silence spread as conversation stopped, and Ellyssa could feel hundred of eyes on her. She held fast to Candy’s gaze.

“Do not ever touch me,” Ellyssa hissed, emphasizing each word.  “Ever.”

– Ellyssa, Page 124 (Nook edition)

2013 Top Five

14 Jul

Since it’s about the middle of the year, I thought I’d make a list of my top five favorite books that I’ve read so far this year! I couldn’t make up my mind so it’s in no particular order.

1. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

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2. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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3. Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

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4. Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki 

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5. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover 

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