Review: Seize Today by Pintip Dunn || An Explosive Conclusion

Title: Seize Today
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 3
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Ebook
Published: October 3rd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old precognitive Olivia Dresden is an optimist. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can literally see the path to goodness in each person—if only he or she would make the right decision. No one is more conflicted than her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, and Olivia is fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be.

But when the Chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, a boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia is forced to reevaluate her notions of love and faith. With Ryder’s help, Olivia must come to terms with who her mother is in the present—and stop her before she destroys the world.


This book was by far the best in this trilogy!!! It was freeeeeaking awesome! The journey throughout the whole book was quite unpredictable and I really, really enjoyed the ride though the ending was unexpected but it was definitely an explosive conclusion to this trilogy. You can read my review of book 1: Forget Tomorrow, here and book 2: Remember Yesterday, here.

*Spoilerish for those who haven’t read the previous books in this series yet.*

Olivia Dresden has mostly lived her life in isolation clinging to the “good image” of her mother of her visions but she has only met the cold-hearted one in reality. But when her mother brings in Ryder Russel, a boy fated in her destiny, she is forced to reconsider her decision about everything before everything goes up in smoke and they fade away. Literally.

One of the interesting fact about this book is the three books of this trilogy has 3 different narrators and we have Olivia, the villain a.k.a the Chairwoman’s daughter as the narrator of Seize Today and I loved her even more than Callie! We have had glimpses of Olivia in the first two books but in this book, we finally got to see the things her way and I immediately loved her and I just wanted to protect that smol baby bean!

The plot of this book was unpredictable and it kept me on the edge throughout the book, especially when the stakes were so high. A new virus is affecting everyone and slowly everyone will simply start to fade away but the Chairwoman’s company has the only solution but it comes at a much higher price and then there’s Olivia has never stepped out in the outside world and with Ryder, she is forced to step out of her comfort zone and I really liked how she handled everything. Olivia is someone who has precognition, that is, she can see the possible pathways one might take in the future but the results often surprised her, she was such a fascinating character. The chemistry between Olivia and Ryder was instant and I loved that connection between them, I seriously loved those two together. The romance was a little whirlwind but I was absolutely in for it!

We have the whole team in this book, Callie is there, even Jessa and together they had to face the Chairwoman. They formed a great team but despite everything, the only one who could make a difference was Olivia and oh she did… I still had a tiny hope for the Chairwoman just like Olivia but her vision was just too twisted. In her way, she was right but she couldn’t see how wrong she actually was. The thing she did that at the end shocked me to no ends, I was not prepared for that but at least it was something. You’ll know what I mean when you read the book. The plot twist was also awesome!! This book was jam-packed with action and there was never a dull moment. 

Overall, Seize Today was a fantastic read. I couldn’t keep the book down and finished it in two sittings. Although the ending was a little bittersweet, but the plot was executed neatly and I absolutely loved the characters! The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast-paced throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Omega by Jus Accardo || Where things become a whole new level of crazy

Title: Omega
Author: Jus Accardo
Series: The Infinity Division, book 2
Genre: Science-fiction, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: August 1st, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.

But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…

Anything.


I usually forget most details about a first book in a series till the 2nd one comes out but for this series, I remember pretty much everything. And like the first one, this book didn’t disappoint and I had a hard time putting this book down. You can read my review of book 1: Infinity, here.

After the incident which left Kori’s cuff linked to Dylan, Cade and Noah join the ride to catch Dylan who won’t stop killing every Kori he finds in every dimension and gets his revenge and won’t stop until he finds Ava. They need to find her before he does. During these journeys, Noah has noticed one thing, in every dimension, he is with someone named Ash and when they get stuck on a particular one, the Ash from that planet is something else, their chemistry is explosive from the very start and getting involved with someone means inviting more danger but when they learn about a mysterious project known as Omega, things are about to get more tricky for them.

The first book in this series, Infinity was narrated from Cade and Kori’s perspective but this book is narrated from Noah, Kori’s brother and from Ash’s perspective which was a refreshing change though I loved Cade And Kori! Cade, Kori and Noah have only one target in mind, that is to catch Dylan before he kills more Koris but he can’t shake off the fact that one girl is his constant in every dimension. The plot was interesting from the very start. One thing or the other kept happening due to which I wasn’t bored for even a second. More characters are introduced in this book and my main curiosity was about the mysterious project Omega. And when we finally get to know the truth about Omega, it blew my mind! I mean seriously, the Cora of the dimension was seriously so evil and mean but I couldn’t believe she could get down to that level!

I loved to see the whole gang present in this book. Although I definitely wanted more of Cade and Kori, I wasn’t complaining because the chemistry between Noah and Ash was undeniable! Whatever little moments they shared, their chemistry was crystal clear. I wanted moooore of them but the situations they got into were highly unsuitable for romance so yeah, I understand. Ash was blamed for killing this dimension’s Noah when actually that wasn’t the case and of course, Omega had to be involved. I definitely enjoyed the mysterious aspect of this book and it was maintained well throughout the book.

Overall, Omega was a great read! The plot was pretty enjoyable and executed neatly. The characters were fun and witty and I loved reading about them. I especially loved the romance between Noah and Ash. The writing was smooth and easy to read and it was fast paced. After how everything ended in this book, I sooo can’t wait to see what happens next!

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Falling for Forever by Melissa Chambers || Competitively Cute!

Title: Falling for Forever
Author: Melissa Chambers
Series: Before Forever, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 339 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: July 3rd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The second Jenna Quigley turns eighteen, she’s headed to L.A. to extend the timer on her fifteen minutes of fame. Too bad her dad made her promise to graduate high school first. Silver lining? Her new school has a serious talent competition with a $25,000 cash prize, which would go a long way in L.A. Jenna’s got plenty of talent—she didn’t almost win America’s Newest Sensation for nothing. But it’ll take everything she’s got to bring down the music nerd with a stick up his butt…no matter how cute he is in those glasses.

Miles Cleveland needs to win that talent contest. When some hot girl stole his audition spot on America’s Newest Sensation, his chance to study music flounced off to New York with her. Now, not only can he win enough money to pay for his education, he can get revenge on that very same girl. He can’t start to question his plan, though…no matter how deep Jenna buries into his heart.


This was such a cute read! It was absolutely perfect read that I wanted at that moment and I devoured it in a single sitting. You can read my review of book 1: The Summer Before Forever, here.

Jenna almost won America’s Newest Sensation but as a promise to her father, she has to complete her schooling where he wants before she can live her dream. Miles never forgot the chance that was stolen in a moment from him in the same audition and now Miles has to see her face every day because Jenna just enrolled in the very same school as his. His heart is set on winning the upcoming competition that his school holds and so is Jenna but when their hearts come in their way, what will they do?

I seriously loved this book so much!! Although I enjoyed book 1, I was not much of fan of it but this book was worth it. Jenna is all set to fly to L.A. to live her dream and try her career in singing but when her dad persuades her to complete her schooling here, she reluctantly agrees. But she didn’t know she had to face somebody like Miles when all she wanted was truce and his friendship. When she finally remembered the reason for Miles’s behaviour towards her, that she kind of accidentally stole his spot in the audition of America’s Newest Sensation, through Chloe, her best friend’s help, she was genuinely sorry and I loved how she handled everything, even when Miles’s best friend purposely messed some stuff up.

I really liked Miles. He was such a great guy and it was impossible not to fall for someone like Jenna. I loved their chemistry. Their relationship slowly proceeded and the angst was simply mind-blowing! xD Although Miles listened to his head instead of his heart, in the beginning, I loved how he finally understood what he needed. I also enjoyed the fact that there was no sacrificial stuff because love came in the way of the competition. Both of them handled the situation maturely and although Miles did mess up a little, I was glad they both weren’t afraid of some healthy competition between them. The minor characters were pretty interesting and I enjoyed the part they had to play in this story.

Overall, Falling for Forever was a great and fun read! The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I loved the romance between Miles and Jenna and I enjoyed the friendship between gang so much!! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to reading more by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Remember Me Forever by Sara Wolf || When everything was in the verge of drowning

Title: Remember Me Forever
Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious, book 3
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Mildly warm
Trigger Warnings: Mention of rape, drugs
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks.

The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University.

But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.

Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.

Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together.

But Jack Hunter is better.


Before I delve into the darker side, that cover is funny af!! XD I mean this was such a hard book to read but that cover…

This book was really unpredictable and it messed my feelings. I still am not over it. It deals with some pretty heavy issues but they were handled sensitively and realistically. But I am glad that I got to read this series. You can read my review of book 1: Love Me Never, here and book 2: Forget Me Always, here.

*Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!*

After Sophia’s death, Jack drifted away leaving everyone else behind. He wasn’t there when Isis needed him the most. Now, she’s starting college, lo and behold, she comes face to face with Jack there who tells her he’s working a case. The unsaid feelings are not going away anywhere but will Jack and Isis find their way back to each other?

“I’m surrounded by people here, but I’m completely alone.”

This book! Oh my God! The feels!!

I was drowning at times but this book was the perfect conclusion to this series. After Sophia’s unexpected suicide, everybody reacted differently. Wren was heartbroken, Isis felt lost, Jack drifted away, My heart completely broke for Isis, the strong and sassy girl I knew was trying to drown her feelings by drinking and partying, even taking drugs which are something completely opposite to her. I could never imagine Isis trying to cope her feelings in that way but she did. It was overwhelming sometimes and I was on the verge of tears.

Jack, I don’t know what to feel about this guy. I mean, I loved Jack but taking off all of a sudden, leaving your loved ones behind when they need you the most? He let me down. Jack’s “profession”, the one he had to do for the money for Sophia’s treatment was something he always hated but had to do out of necessity, he always felt used no matter the job but how he do the same to Brittany? Albeit, she was someone I didn’t like a bit but still how!! I was enraged! This really didn’t sit well with me.

And how can I forget about Nameless. That guy did a number on Isis. She was a master at hiding behind her facade but when face to face with Will, we got to see her vulnerable side. I wanted to fucking kill that guy, for what he did to Isis and thinking it was completely alright. And also for him, she started suffering from body image issues and he thought that was something completely fine to say later stating that he owned her. Really? He disgusted me to no ends. He got the perfect punishment in return but even that was less regarding what he actually did. But I was pleased how Isis handled everything!

“Living is really weird. You never get used to it. But it happens anyway. And sometimes you find things that make it a little more comfortable, and you try to hold on to those things, and the tighter you hold, the faster they slip away.”

Yvette and Diana were the two characters I adored to death. They were perfect for each other and such great friends to Isis. They were the one along with Kayla who was really there for Isis when she was falling apart. I was so glad when Isis finally decided to get help, she really spiralled out of control but she knew she didn’t want to do that much damage to herself, so she stepped up for herself. That required quite a lot of guts. She continued to amaze me with her courage and I in that moment I felt so proud of her.

I was glad Gregory knocked some sense into Jack. He knew it, he knew everything yet he continued to hurt Isis just because he didn’t want to face the truth. But I”m glad that when he understood how wrong he was, he decided to fight back for her. That was the only redeeming quality for which I partially forgave him. The relationship between the two escalated quickly and it was something I had been waiting for a long time, I was so happy to see them finally together.

Overall, Remember Me Forever was a great read. I loved it, I hated it but in the end, it was worth it. The plot was unpredictable and I enjoyed how it was executed and I couldn’t put this book down. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

And ending this review with a relatable note-

“Hogwarts didn’t even send me a letter and I haven’t actually forgiven them for that. Wait until I go to London and find Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters and slip through to the other side and unleash my rage. I’ll make Voldemort look like a sock puppet. And I’ll make-out with Draco. And I’ll train a bunch of house-elves to fan me and bring me grapes -”

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood || Where my heart broke a little

Title: Other Breakable Things
Author: Kelly York & Rowan Altwood
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 306 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 4th, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.

Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.

Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.

And now it is.

Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.

And she’s not giving up so easily.

A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.

Right down to the thousandth paper crane.


Apparently reading this right after finishing Before I Fall was not such a wise decision (so yeees guys, don’t do that!). This was a surprisingly wonderful ride and the one which broke my heart a little as well.

Luc and Evelyn had been there for each other since they met in school but when Evelyn had to move to Arizona, he pushed her away. Luc needed a heart transplant badly, but his body has started rejecting his new heart and now Luc doesn’t want to go through all of that again. But Evelyn’s back and to escape the reality, both of them decides to go on a road trip, each has a different agenda in mind but even when they start falling for each other, life might or might not give them a second chance at all.

The plot was refreshing and I was hooked into the story from the very beginning. Luc and Evelyn had been best friends but when Evelyn’s mom decided to move in with her boyfriend, they move to Arizona and despite how much she tries to keep in contact with Luc, he pushes her away. After three years, Evelyn’s back in town but she doesn’t know about Luc’s heart condition. I loved Luc but I have to agree with Evelyn on one thing, he couldn’t make the decisions about what the other person was supposed to feel. Nonetheless, Luc finally takes a decision about his life and together they head for Oregon.

I loved the road trip. I, myself have never been in one and the idea of road trip fascinates me. Luc and Evelyn had the adventure of their lifetime. I loved their friendship which slowly developed into something more. It was clear how much they cared for each other. I loved Evelyn too, she was quiet and shy but with Luc she was herself. There were quite a few twists and turns in this book which I never saw coming. I didn’t even think they would actually proceed with the plan but it was a nice surprise.

Overall, Other Breakable Things was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and I loved the characters. I enjoyed the romance between Evelyn and Luc but the ending broke my heart. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book, I easily finished this in one sitting.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano

Title: Lost Girls

Author: Merrie Destefano

Standalone

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 360 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: January 3rd 2017 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.


My Thoughts

This book was definitely not what I was expecting but I did enjoy it a lot. At first, I thought it was going to be a mixture of paranormal but it was quite the opposite and I did like that about this book.

Rachel has been missing for two weeks but when she is finally rescued, she realizes she doesn’t remember anything from the past whole year. Her entire attire has changed and now she can even fight. But she doesn’t remember how. When bits and pieces of her memory finally start coming back to her, things get way more complicated. Will she finally uncover the reason behind her memory lapse or will danger swallow her whole?

The plot was really intriguing and the suspense was maintained really well, that’s why I had a pretty hard time keeping this book down. Rachel finds herself in a mess with no memory when she finally gets rescued. When she returns back to school she learns she is one of the most popular girls along with Dylan, her long time crush as her boyfriend. I loved the way things were threaded together.

The characters were well fleshed out. I definitely enjoyed the backstory about Rachel and how things started being different from her. I can’t say exactly what, because that’s obviously gonna spoil everything but the reason was interesting but despite that I felt something was lacking. Nonetheless, I thought Rachel’s new group of friends were going to be something like the mean girls but it definitely wasn’t that which was a refreshing change. I did like the bond between the girls.

The relationship between Dylan and Rachel was sooo cute. I loved them together and their chemistry was obvious. He was such a caring guy and I loved that he conveyed his emotions through poetry. The last part of this book felt a little rushed, I would have loved to know more about how everything was finally executed. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable.

Overall, Lost Girls was a good read. I enjoyed the plot and the mystery behind the characters added a definite layer over it. I loved the romance between Dylan and Rachel and the drama surrounding the overall book was definitely intriguing. The writing was smooth and easy to read and it was fast-paced, I easily finished this book in a setting.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

Title: Forget Me Always

Author: Sara Wolf

Series: Lovely Vicious, book 2

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 250 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: November 1st 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

All warfare is deception. Even in high school.

It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can’t quite remember. She’s stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself.

But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend.

Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis’s purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it’s time to freeze back up. Boys like him don’t deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.

Her past.


My Thoughts

This book was surprisingly entertaining than book 1, I really liked it so much! You can read my review of book 1, Love Me Never, here.

*Contains minor spoilers of book 1.*

Love Me Never ended with a sort of massive cliffhanger after “an incident” happens to Isis. She returns back to her normal life but a part of her is missing. Her new found friendship with Sophia surprises everyone and then there’s Jack who she doesn’t remember a thing about. When things finally begin to make sense for Isis, old threats arise. Will Isis be able to survive it once again?

This book was so fun to read about. I remember complaining about the lack of humour in book 1 but this book really made up for it. The plot was really enjoyable and I loved this book from the very beginning. Isis seemed like a whole new person and I really liked it. I loved her character development. I was so glad to see a trial for that freaking guy, I so hope he doesn’t come back. But he’s only the only threat in Isis’s life. I can’t wait to see how that is executed!

I didn’t know what to think of Sophia, she attitude jumped constantly between hot and cold but I loved Isis for not giving up on her. I definitely liked Jack, he went through a freaking lot but the kind of love triangle was there. Sophia’s insecurities were logical but things were already out of her hand. But I liked reading more backstory about her in this book.

I enjoyed the banter between Jack and Isis but the scenes between them were few. I hope to get mooore in the next book. Nonetheless, I liked the chemistry between them. The other minor characters also played their role, I liked reading about Wren the most.

Overall, Forget Me Always was a great read. I enjoyed the plot and the characters and they kept me hooked throughout the book. I loved the romance between Isis and Jack, even though it was little. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read the conclusion of this series!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Spindle by Shonna Slayton

Title: Spindle

Author: Shonna Slayton

Standalone

Genre: Fantasy, Historical, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: October 4th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558655390

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger.

Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?

When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness—and Briar’s not immune.

If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.


USEEEEEEEEE

I had such high hopes for this book but I’m sad to say it disappointed me on a massive level. Spindle isn’t exactly a retelling but it’s more like a sequel of Sleeping Beauty. I was immediately intrigued by the blurb but I lost interest in the story pretty soon.

Briar works in a spinning mill to keep her family stable. But one of her frames doesn’t work really well and when she gets a spindle as a gift from a peddler she snatches the opportunity. One by one, all the girls in the mill start falling sick due to the sleeping sickness. Briar notices those are the girls who meddled with her particular spindle. When Briar learns the truth, will she able to save everybody or will she succumb to her prey like everybody else?

The plot held so much promise but sadly it felt flat for me. I was bored to death. The story was followed after a lot of years after Sleeping Beauty’s tale but even if she woke up, the curse was not fully destroyed and somehow it could point its way to Briar. But nothing much happened throughout the entire book, I even considered DNF-ing it but I somehow trudged through. When I reached 50%, the plot started thickening, it felt like the story was finally moving but it lost its pace again until the last 10% of the book.

Briar is a caring and hard working girl who is doing everything to save her brothers and sister after her parents’ death. I loved her relationship with her siblings. After she replaces her old spindle with the new wooden one gifted by a peddler, the girls in her floor start falling sick and when she learns the truth she is horrified. I liked her will to save the other girls even if it meant she would lose her job. But the twists and turns were predictable and I was able to guess them pretty much at the beginning.

I didn’t know what to feel about Henry, he seemed sweet but kind of clingy though my opinion about him changed later. Fanny was the one character I loved immediately, she was so full of life. Though the last few chapters were a bit interesting, the ending felt rushed and everything happened all of a sudden, it didn’t feel real.

Overall, Spindle was sadly a disappointment. The plot failed to hold my interested and the characters were okay. I couldn’t feel any chemistry between Henry and Briar either. The writing was smooth and easy to read but the pace was too slow for my taste. 

Recommend it?

No.


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Review: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

Title: Remember Yesterday

Author: Pintip Dunn

Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 2

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: October 4th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries — if only she’d let TechRA study her. But after they kidnapped and experimented on her as a child, cooperating with the scientists is the last thing Jessa would do.

But when she discovers the past isn’t what she assumed, Jessa must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She’ll do anything to change her past — even if it means aligning herself with the enemy she swore to defeat.


USEEEEEEEEEI was very excited to read the sequel in the Forget Tomorrow trilogy since I read book 1 and I am so glad to say it didn’t disappoint in any way! This was a fast-paced and thrilling ride which I greatly enjoyed! You can read my review of book 1, Forget Tomorrowhere. It’ll be damn hard to write this review without disclosing any spoilers but here goes…

Ten years have passed since the incidents happened in Jessa’s life. She is one of the most valuable citizens in Eden City but she doesn’t want to work with the scientists who experimented on her as a child all those years ago. When Jessa discovers a shocking truth that can change her life, she decides to take a leap of faith but that means aligning herself with the boy she hates the most. Will Jessa be successful in her mission or will it complicate her world more than ever?

When book 1 ended, I was pretty shocked that it ended just like that! Surprisingly I remembered all the key ingredients of that book when usually I struggle to remember details if the sequel comes out even a few months later. Nonetheless, the plot of Remember Yesterday was just was interesting as book 1. We get to learn more about Jessa, Callie’s sister in this book. She has grown with up the underground family and I immediately liked her.

I loved how fast paced this book was. It made it quite hard to put it down and I was awake reading it until 4 am. When the truth was revealed I jumped in joy because I firmly believed that it would happen and I am soo glad I did, otherwise I would have been mighty disappointed. Some facts were a bit repetitive which I found a bit dull but other than that it was a pretty perfect read.

Jessa was a great character, I loved her character growth throughout the book. Tanner was a bit of a mysterious guy, I knew I was going to fall in love with him eventually and I did. Their chemistry was undeniable and I loved the romance between them! The other characters played an equally important role and I loved how things tied up with everybody.

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The twists and turns were equally present in this book as well and I loved it. The ending was pretty sudden but I understood its purpose and now I am sooo excited for the next book!!

Overall, Remember Yesterday was a great read! I loved how the plot was executed and the characters were well fleshed out. The romance between Tanner and Jessa was a bit angsty, exactly how I loved! The writing was beautiful and smooth. I am so looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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So guys, have you started this trilogy yet? If yes, then what was your experience reading book 1? Are you excited for this book? And if you haven’t picked this series up yet, are you interested in reading it? Share your thoughts with me!

Review: Shadow of a Girl by Shannon Greenland

Title: Shadow of a Girl

Author: Shannon Greenland

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Mildly warm

Trigger Warning: Mention of abuse

Page Count and Format: 238 pages, Ebook

Published: September 19th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Use cash and keep moving.

After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.

West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.

The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…


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This book turned out to be different that I expected. Lately this has been happening but I have no complain if this happens in a good way. I loved this book so much, it was a great read and I sooo enjoyed the ride!

Eve is a runaway. She has finally managed to escape Gideon but his shadow still follows her everywhere until she meets West, the lead single of Bus Stop. She takes up the job as a roadie, travelling from town to town so that she doesn’t get caught. Both West and Eve can’t deny the chemistry between them. But Eve is too messed up in the head to actually start a relationship. Will it be too late when she finally decides to stand up for herself?

The plot was pretty interesting. I loved how the story was executed and I was hooked from the start. This story reminded me of Safe Haven a little but it turned out to be more intriguing. Eve finally runs away from her abuser with the help from her best friend when she  shares her secret with her. She starts working as a roadie, constantly travelling and lands up a job for Bus Stop – an Indie rock band. There she meets West, the totally swoony and adorable guy! I loved him sooo much! He was equally patient and loyal and treated Eve with the respect she deserved.

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This story gives us a glimpse what abuse can do to a person. I felt so, so bad for Eve, her demons wouldn’t leave her alone, she was constantly on alert, she couldn’t even be 100% okay, even with West although she knew he was a good guy. But I loved how her being with West slowly changed her mindset towards the world. I loved Eve and West together sooo much! They had electrifying chemistry and I loved the romance! I also loved Anne, Eve’s friend who she meet during her work as a roadie.

I loved how the story turned out. I was angry at West for a second but as Eve later said, he was caught in the web as well. I was soo proud when she finally took the initiative to stand up for herself. But I know how much tough it can be for some people. My heart goes out for them. But please know there will be always someone to help you. Don’t give up on yourself.

Overall, Shadow of a Girl was a great read! I loved the plot and the characters were mind-blowing! The romance between Eve and West was simply great. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Sooo guys what do you think about this book? Is it already in your tbr? Are you looking forward to reading it? Share your thoughts with me!