“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Novella from Colleen Hoover?!?!?!

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About Maybe Not:

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

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About Colleen Hoover:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com
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Friday, November 21, 2014

For Now by Chelsea M. Cameron

So before we get into the "actual review" I wanted to give some background. A year or so ago I read My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron and fell head over heels crazy for it. It. Was. Great. The characters were funny and incredibly loveable, the romance was there but not to in your face. It was almost perfect in my opinion. So when I was sent For Now to review I was stoked. Another Chelsea M. Cameron book? Yes please! Unfortunately I'm not a huge fan of this book. The first 20% that I read made me want to put it down actually. I felt like the romance was kind of weird and I wasn't sold on the characters. HOWEVER I decided to push through it and ended up enjoying it.
First of all this is the second book in a series which I wasn't aware of when going into it. I don't think it's necessary to read the first book though because I kept up pretty well. The only thing is there was a couple of times that they referenced the first book so that was confusing a little.
Anyway the book primarily follows Javi and Hazel who are the best friends of the main characters in the first book. The two are the kinds of friends that pick on each other and secretly have it bad for one another but are to stubborn to admit it.
After their best friends start spending all of their time together Javi and Hazel begin spending more time together. It's pretty clear early on that Javi has the hots for Hazel but nothing happens for a hot minute. Eventually though the two realize that they have it bad so they hook up. The rest of the book you find out more about Javi and his past and you get to watch their relationship blossom.
My pros for this book are Javi ended up being pretty loveable and I also liked Jett.
The con is that I felt rushed throughout the entire book. I'm normally all for relationships to blossom fast because I hate--and I mean HATE--when the characters don't get together until the end. However this one happened so fast. It was like Hazel was all "It's not happening" and then the next chapter it was in fact happening. I also felt kind of awkward when reading the sex scenes. I've read 50 Shades of Grey and many new adult books so I'm used to books with sex. This however was just uncomfortable and I felt weird.
I also didn't think that the writing was as good as it was in My Favorite Mistake.
HOWEVER it was a pretty quick read and the second half was a lot better than the first. The characters did end up fun to read and I did find myself smiling every now and then.
If you like New Adult Contemporary then here's another book to add to your TBR.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Characters Book Tag

1. Who is the best kick-ass character?
I think I'll go with Four from Divergent--yes part of the reason I chose him is because Theo James is smokin' hot.

2. Which character do you most dislike? 
Nan from The Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines. Words can not express how much I dislike this character. #NanHater

3. If you could date any fictional character who would it be and why?
Why is it that after all these years the answer that pops into my head first is Edward Cullen? I also think if Etienne St. Clair was real we would totally date.

4. If you could change a character in any way what would it be?
I would change Clary from the Mortal Instruments. In the first couple of books (especially) she drove me nuts.

5. What character to you made all the wrong choices that didn't add anything to the book?
I don't think I can answer this question. Even though I don't agree with all of the decisions characters make in books they make them for a reason. I honestly can't think of a book that would still be good without the choices that were made. Sorry.

6. Out of the five books you have chosen which character was the best villain whom you love to hate?
Sebastian from Mortal Instruments was a pretty bad ass villain but I also love to hate Aro from Twilight.

7. Favorite side-kick character with the most heart?
My mind instantly goes to Alice Cullen because she was somewhat of a side-kick and she had a helluva lot of heart.

8. What is your favorite fictional romantic relationship?
Augustus Waters & Hazel Grace Lancaster...shock.

9. What character did you think was the strongest?
I think that Hazel from TFIOS is exceptionally strong. Not only does she deal with everything she's going through with her body but then she also has to deal with everything that happens with Gus. To be able to go through everything she does and still come out okay is truly inspiring.

10. Best protagonist?
I'm very sorry for all of the Twilight answers--I must be in the mood for a re-read--but I'm going to say Bella Swan. I really enjoyed Bella's views on things and getting to feel what she felt. Those books were so great.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reading Problems Tag

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
It depends on my mood silly. :)

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
When I was a lot younger I'd put the book down and then from like 15-23 I would finish it whether I liked it or not. Now it depends. If it's somewhat interesting I'll keep on truckin' but if it royally sucks I'll put it down.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
I'm actually 2 or 3 books behind on my Goodreads challenge which to be honest is really pissing me off. This has not been a good reading year for me. Mostly everything I've read I've loved or really enjoyed, I just haven't been in the mood to read.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I don't.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I don't really have any friends who like to read so unfortunately I have to piss and moan all by my lonesome.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I either suck it up or stop reading until I'm alone. Unless of course I'm reading TFIOS, I'm pretty sure everyone would understand if they saw me crying while reading that.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
I usually consider reading the first book again but normally I just read the sequel and hope for the best. Normally I'll start remembering things and if not then I'll Google it or watch review videos of the previous book.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I either change the subject, tell them how they should buy their own copy because they'll love it that much OR I just say I don't like lending out books because in the past nobody has treated my books good enough.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I pray that Abbi Glines I releasing a new book, read a contemporary or re-read one of my favorite books.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
I haven't bought many physical books this year actually. I think I've bought about 5 physical books and maybe 15 kindle books...maybe more in the beginning of the year actually. I've been getting most of my books from the library.

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
It depends on how much I want to read them and how often I hear about them on BookTube.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

TV Boyfriend Tag

I did the Book Boyfriend Tag a while back and now (after watching Heather from Bookables do this) I decided to re-answer the questions only with my TV Boyfriends instead of Book Boyfriends. Yes I know this is a book blog but I like tv. Don't judge.

1. Most romantic boyfriend
 I think Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd is very romantic. I absolutely love him because he's well...he's dreamy. ;)

2. Dark and moody bad boy with a good side
 Dylan McKay from Beverly Hills, 90210. Oh boy did I have a crush on him.

3. Paranormal boyfriend
 Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Yes I love Angel but Spike looks like Billy Idol. Do I need to explain my decision anymore? No I didn't think so.

4. Boyfriend you want to tame
 Jess from Gilmore Girls for sure. I wouldn't want to tame him TOO much...just a little. I always had a crush on him but I couldn't trust him. How is our relationship going to work without trust? Hmm?

5. Boy you friend zoned
Schmidt from New Girl!! I have such a deep love in my heart for him but it's a strictly platonic type of love.

6. Your soul mate
Seth Cohen from the OC!! I've had a crush on him since I was 13. In case you don't know I'm 24 so I've had it bad for him for a LONG time. Seth's super funny and original and I love that about him. I think we'd be very happy together. ;)
 
7. Boyfriend you want to elope with
Nathan Scott from One Tree Hill. I've also had a crush on him forever! He's just so...ah...so wonderful. #23FoLife

8. Boyfriend you'd venture anywhere with
 Eric from Boy Meets World would be an excellent travelling companion. He's HILARIOUS and I love to laugh so it'd be perfect.

9. Boyfriend you'd want to be stranded on a desert island with
 Once Upon a Times very own HOOK!! He's a freaking pirate, he's hot, and he wears eyeliner. I'm sure he would try his best to keep us healthy, safe and fed. But even if he couldn't who needs food when you have eye candy like that ;)

10. Most badass boyfriend
Damon Salvatore hellur!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Here With Me by Heidi McLaughlin

Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.


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About Heidi:
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
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