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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: April 28, 2015

Ten Books With Characters Who Are My Imaginary Book Boyfriends

10. Ezra Fitz
I'm kind of cheating with this one because I'm basing this choice on television show Ezra, not book Ezra. I've only read the first two books and I'm not a massive fan. However I'm re-watching - for the third time - Pretty Little Liars and good heavens he's delicious.

9. Tobias Eaton/ Four
Again I'm not basing this on the book I'm going with the movie. Theo James is remarkably good looking and while Four in the book is bad ass I feel like I love him even more in the movie.

8. Ridge (I forgot his last name)
I'm a big Colleen Hoover fan and I think she writes some of the best guys. Out of all of them though Ridge is by far my favorite. He's yummy.

7. Travis Maddox
You knew he'd be on this list right? He's Travis freaking Maddox. He's tattooed, funny and sexy as hell. Of course he's one of my imaginary book boyfriends.

6. Harrison James
I thought I dug Liam in Forever My Girl but then I read My Unexpected Forever and realized that Harrison had my heart. He's wonderful, sexy and everything you could ever want.

5. Augustus Waters
How could I not have a crush on Augustus? He's my favorite character out of any book and even though TFIOS makes me ugly cry I love it and I love him.

4. Woods Kerrington
It's no secret that I'm the Rosemary Beach series is my thing and out of all the boys Woods is my favorite. If you haven't read the series yet then you don't understand how hard it is to pick a favorite. However there's just something special about Woods.

3. Adrian Ivashkov
I've loved him since the first time I was introduced to him. I was so stoked that he was a part of the Bloodlines series because seeing him in Vampire Academy just wasn't enough.

2. Rule Archer
Asa recently came out - I still haven't read it because it's the last book in the series and I'm not ready for it to be over - and it's made me think about how much I love Rule. All the Marked Men are great but Rule will forever be my favorite.

1. Edward Cullen
He's the first book boyfriend that I remember having, I can't not have him as my number one.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Modern Monsters by Kelley York

Usually when I write a review I wait until a few days after I've finished the book. I like to let what I just read sink in before I start talking about it. However we're going against the norm for this one because I literally just finished it not even five minutes ago.
I was sent this book for review and I was really excited about it. The first thing that drew me to it was the cover - yes I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but come on look at it, it's awesome.
The second thing that intrigued me was the plot. I haven't read a lot of stories about rape and I have NEVER read a book from the person who was accused of rape.
I'm not going to lie to you, when I started this book I wasn't really liking it. I've been reading a lot of New Adult lately that just makes me smile and this is a dark young adult contemporary. It's completely different from what I've been reading so I think that's why I couldn't get into it. About 40 % into the book I started getting really into it. I wanted to know what was going to happen with Victor and the rest of the characters.
Last night I had read 60 % and I didn't want to put it down - but it was 3 am and sleep needs to happen.
If you haven't read anything about this book before then let me give you some info. This book follows Vic who isn't the coolest dude around. He has a stutter, he's shy and introverted. His best friend Brett is popular, smart and destined for ivy league college. Brett drags Vic to a party one night and while there Victor sees a girl from school throwing up in the bushes. Because he's a good guy he helps her and takes her to an upstairs room of the house and lays her down. After turning her to her side and putting a wastebasket next to her he leaves the room. The next day Victor is accused of raping Callie - the girl he helped.
At school he approaches Callie's best friend Autumn to check on Callie and Autumn basically lays him out. However after the two start to talk more she begins to realize that Vic isn't guilty and soon so does Callie. But the question remains, who raped Callie?
A big portion of the book is dedicated to Autumn and Victor trying to find Callie's rapist and let me just tell you it gets addicting to read.
While reading this I felt like I was trying to discover the truth with the characters. Who did this? Why?
I will say I had a hunch on who it was so I wasn't entirely surprised when the truth came out. However it was still really good.
To wrap this up I just want to say that I would definitely recommend this book.

Release Date June 2, 2015 Pre-Order Here:
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: April 21, 2015

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

10. Richelle Mead
I've recently marathoned the crap out of the Bloodlines series (still haven't read the last book because I just can't) and I think that Richelle Mead has cemented her spot in my Top Favorite Authors. I adored the Vampire Academy series but I think I love the Bloodlines series even more.

9. Cora Carmack
Cora Carmack started my love for New Adult books so I will always be a huge fan of hers. Every time she has a new book come out I get super excited so I feel she deserves a spot on this list.

8. Stephenie Meyer
She wrote Twilight, need I say more?

7. Sophie Kinsella
I love this woman. I have been a fan of hers since I was maybe 17 years old. Her books never fail to make me laugh. I will be reading her for a very long time.

6. Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is the first author that I ever remember adoring. I read A Bend in The Road in 8th grade and from then on I was hooked. I couldn't stop reading his books. He will always be a favorite of mine.

5. Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover became one of my favorite authors last year when I read Maybe Someday. I had read Slammed and loved it so I asked if she'd do an interview with me. She's awesome and agreed and during one of our conversations she told me that I should check out her book Maybe Someday. As soon as it came out I read it and was hooked. Since then she's become an automatic buy author and one of my favorites.

4. Jamie McGuire
This woman created Travis Maddox, how could she not be one of my favorite authors? I picked up Beautiful Disaster after I read Losing It by Cora Carmack and fell in love. Now that she has given us books with the other Maddox brothers I love her even more.

3. John Green
He wrote TFIOS.

2. Jay Crownover
I remember seeing Rule for the first time on Amazon and thinking hey that dude on the covers cute, I wonder what that book is about. Then I read the plot and HAD to read it. I stayed up that night reading about Rule and Shaw and fell in love with the characters and Jay Crownover. If you have been following my blog since the beginning then you know that Jay Crownover was the first author that I ever interviewed and it's because of that book.

1. Abbi Glines
The first book I ever read by Abbi Glines was The Vincent Boys and I wasn't hooked. I thought it was good and I was interested enough to read The Vincent Brothers. So shortly after reading the first book I picked up the second and became fascinated with Abbi Glines and her writing. I decided to pick up her book Fallen Too Far and fell in mad passionate love. I marathoned the first three books in the Rosemary Beach series and waited impatiently for the rest. As you know-if you've read my reviews-I'm obsessed with this series and since Abbi Glines is the creator of these beautiful characters and these wonderful stories I have to name her as my favorite author. It's a must.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Book Courtship Tag

I saw JesseTheReader do this tag and it looked like fun so I decided to tag myself and participate :)

Phase 1 - Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
Well I didn't buy it but I did rent it from the library - Wither by Lauren DeStefano. That book is goooorgeous.

Phase 2 - First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
I bought Rule by Jay Crownover because I read that it was about a guy with a lot of tattoos. That's really all I needed at the time and now it's one of my favorite books and I've read it 3 times.

Phase 3 - Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
Fifty Shades of Grey. Haha. Just kidding.
Anything by John Green of course.

Phase 4 - First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines. I recently reread this book and now I'm rereading the whole series again. I'm so in love with the Rosemary Beach books it's crazy.

Phase 5 - Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
I've been finishing the Bloodlines series and those books have kept me up really late. I also stayed up late to read Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin and Rome by Jay Crownover.

Phase 6 - Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
After I read Twilight the first time I thought about it ALL THE TIME. I'm sure you understand.

Phase 7 - Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
There is a book that I have that feels so nice but of course I can't think of it at the moment. Go figure. It feels so soft and I just want to hold it to my face. :)

Phase 8 - Meeting the parents: A book which you would recomend to your family and friends?
I've recommended Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella MANY times to my friends and family. That was the first book I read by her and it was such a fun read. I think it's the perfect book to recommend.

Phase 9 - Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
I know I'll read The Fault in Our Stars many times and the Twilight saga.

Phase 10 - Share the love: Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do it of course!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When I'm Gone by Abbi Glines

Interesting?
Of course.

Sexy?
Hell yes.

Writing?
Splendid.

Abbi Glines?
My hero.

Honestly I feel like I really don't need to say much more than that but because I love Abbi Glines and this book more than words I feel I must go on.

I loved this book. Shocker.

To be totally honest with you guys though I wasn't sure it would compete with the other installments in this series. I really liked getting to meet Mase in Harlow and Grants story but I wasn't drooling over him like I do with all of the other Rosemary Beach boys.
We also were meeting a new person as Mase's love interest and I wasn't sure about that.
However after reading When I'm Gone I want to slap myself. What was I thinking? This is an Abbi Glines book for heaven's sake. Of course it's going to be delicious.
I absolutely adored getting to know Mase better and boy oh boy do I love me some of that country boy.
And Reese?! Oh Reese. I loved her. Like, I instantly loved her.

In the beginning of the story we are taken back to when Reese was a teenager and get to see a glimpse into her past. Let's just say she didn't have the best home life.
Then we flash forward to present day where Reese is a house cleaner who's currently cleaning Nans (ugh) house. Little does she know there's a sexy country charmer sleeping in a guest bedroom.
The two meet after he hears her out of tune singing and there's instant chemistry.

After they part the two can't stop thinking about each other. Reese can actually trust him-which is a surprise to her- and Mase feels protective over Reese for reasons he doesn't understand.
The two become friends first which I really enjoyed seeing. However just because they start as friends that doesn't mean there isn't some serious sexual tension.
Obviously the two end up admitting their feelings for each other- in the best way might I add- and it's magic.

Abbi Glines has done it again-not that I'm surprised. If you are a fan of yummy books then you need to pick this one up. This really is one of my favorite series EVER.
I most definitely recommend
When I'm Gone.

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About the Author:
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

90s Movie Book Tag

I've done a crap ton of book tags since starting this blog and today I thought to myself, "Self? You should really create your own book tag." Then I thought, "Self? That's a superb idea, lets do it."
So because I love the 90s, movies, and books I decided to combine all three into the 90s Movie Book Tag. I hope you guys like it. I tag everyone!!

1. She's All That
Name a book couple that are an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly.
Adrian and Sydney from Bloodlines. I want them to be together forever.


2. 10 Things I Hate About You
A book/series that you have a love hate relationship with.
The Divergent Trilogy most definitely. I adored the first book, tolerated the second book and hated the third book.

 
 
 
 
3. Clueless
A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway.
Sometimes Simon from The Mortal Instruments seemed pretty clueless to me. He's so sweet and he learns so much but in the beginning I feel like he was clueless.


4. Titanic
Name a book that made you cry.
The Fault in Our Stars--hands down.


 
5. American Pie
A book that makes you laugh.
I actually have to go with The Fault in Our Stars again. While that book breaks my heart it also makes me laugh a lot.

 
 
6. Can't Hardly Wait
A book with a crazy party.
Rush throws a pretty big party in Fallen Too Far which fuels his attraction to Blair. So. Good.


 
7. Cruel Intentions
Name a character you can never fully trust.
I hate to say it but Asa from The Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. Don't get me wrong I LOVE him but he's screwed up so much that it's hard to trust him.



 
8. Drive Me Crazy
Name your favorite "boy next door" or "girl next door" couple.
The first couple that comes to mind is Cricket and Lola from Lola & The Boy Next Door. Come on, it's even in the title :)


 
9. Scream
A book with a memorable villain.
I feel like President Snow from The Hunger Games is pretty darn memorable. That guy is an uber butthead.


10. The Craft
Name a book with witches.
I'm currently wrapping up the Bloodlines series and without giving away spoilers I'm just going to say that there is a character I love very much who is a witch. :)