Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff || Where everything took a whole new turn

Title: Godsgrave
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, book 2
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 421 pages, Hardcover
Published:  September 7th, 2017 by Harper Voyager UK
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she’s told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia suspicions about the Red Church’s true motives begin to grow.

When it’s announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

If you thought Nevernight was a torturous read, wait until you’ve read Godgrave because the wait for the next book is literally unbearable…

“If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.” 

HOLY GUACAMOLEYYY!! This book simply took everything to a different level. I expected that, but not thaaaat much. I remember falling into a slump after finishing Nevernight because no other book was living up to my expectations after reading that one and the experience was quite similar to this book too (fortunately, I’m out of the slump now…). I also feel like it’s best to go into this book without knowing anything, even the blurb for the best reading experience.

After everything went down in the previous book, Mia is finally working for the Red Church but when she comes face to face with an old enemy, her perception towards the Red Church begins to sway and when the actual truth comes out, the line between right and wrong begin to blur. Not there was anything, to begin with, but now it’s up to Mia to decide where she wants her final destiny to be.

Interesting writing style!

In Nevernight, the writing style felt a little way too much in the beginning but I didn’t feel like that for a second while reading Godsgrave, I was hooked from the very first page and the jumping between the past and the present was actually quite fun, I usually don’t like when that happens but that very fact made things much more interesting in this book.

An Intense Plot!

The plot was bloody awesome! And intense! How does Kristoff do that? Everything was a bloody mess but it was amazing at the same time. It was really hard to put this book down, I just wanted to leave everything and read this book for the whole day! Okay, so in Nevernight, we saw Mia entering the Red Church as a student and now in Godsgrave, she is a full-fledged blade, who still wants revenge for her family despite the warnings from her masters. But as the book proceeded, things became just so much more than just revenge. But this book was sooo bloody, oh so bloody and dark. Oh, oh and I also missed Mister Kindly soooo freaking much. Also, wolfie was a nice addition, the constant bickering of those two provided the necessary relief and it was quite humorous and funny at times.

Character growth!

We are introduced to a lot of new characters in this book as Mia takes on a new journey and becomes a gladiator. I loved Mia’s character growth as a person in this book. She was a closed-off character in the first book and here we get to see a whole new side of Mia, she also discovers her sexual orientation in this book and I definitely enjoyed how everything was executed. It’s so hard to review this book without spoiling anything. So. Freaking. Hard. People.

Mia closed her eyes.
Raised her blade.
‘O, Mother, blackest Mother, what have I become?’

Anyway, I freaking loved the new characters and the relationship Mia shared with them. It was amazing but heartbreaking at the same time. Jay Kristoff is cruel, people. And that’s not a fact but a reality. How am I supposed to live until the next book?

Plot-twist that’ll ruin your life! (if you still have any after finishing this book…)

And the FREAKING PLOT TWIST!! Who does that!!! My goodness, there are some plot twists you are amazed at and some are too much to handle. Combine those two! That’s exactly how I felt after turning the last page. 2 major plot twists and I have no freaking idea what’s going to happen next. I had 1% hunch about the 2nd twist but the 1st one was out of completely nowhere. It smacked me right in the goddam face!! I mean, it completely changed the whole game dude!

I have to stop now otherwise my rambling will never end!!


Godsgrave was an amazing, heart-pounding read. This was a fast-paced read and I enjoyed every moment of it. Also, this book was more dark and intense than the first book, so brace yourself guys! This series is absolutely perfect for fantasy and action lovers!

Congratulations if you have made it to the end of my endless screaming, screechingly fangirling review where I simultaneously want to hug the book and throw it at the wall.

*SPOILER* Who the freaking saw that coming at the end???? The one she hated the most and now she shares blood relation with him? LIKE SERIOUSLY???!!! Alsoooo, I loved the romance between Mia and the Ashlinn though she did the one thing I hated the most in the previous book but THAT ENDING people!! That bloody freaking ending!! *END OF SPOILER*

Recommend it?

Jinjja! Do I still need to say that?!

So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you love it or did it felt flat for you? Or are you still waiting to read this book?

Also, if you want to discuss spoilers in the comments, please write spoilers before you state your thoughts. 🙂

Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff || When you shake up Hogwarts + Assassin’s Creed!

Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 429 pages, Hardcover
Published: August 11th, 2016 by Harper Collins
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

This book was seriously SO. FREAKING. AWESOME!! I finally picked it up in July because the release of Godsgrave was coming near and I couldn’t wait to see what the fuss was all about. Oh, damn, I sooo understood because this book took me in for such a ride that I’ll never forget in this lifetime! But my order of Godsgrave got delayed and I’m dyiiiiing!! I need to know what happens next so bad!

“Never Flinch.’ A cold whisper in her ear. ‘Never fear. And never, ever forget.’ The girl nodded slowly. Exhaled the hope inside.

Mia Covere moves forward with only one aim in her mind. Her need to avenge her family keeps her going and there’s only one place which can train her for the mission she wants to accomplish, that is the Red Church. But reaching there is a big hurdle to begin with and being a student there is a whole other nightmare. Mia realises the ultimate challenge when not only she has to use her her mind but her heart comes on the line as well.

A Kickass Plot!

Nevernight was an awesome combination of assassination, kickassery and romance! Although I had read a number of reviews for this book, the overall idea for this book was still very vague to me, so I mostly went in knowing nothing. This book definitely had a slow beginning and the pace slowly picks up (at the rate that you’ll not be able to breathe during the last couple of chapters!) once she arrives at the Red Church. And once the actual journey starts, you know you are in for the ride. Mia has always wanted to learn the art of assassination and who could better teach her than the Red Church, she has heard various tales from her master and yearned to be a part of it because it would be the only be she would be finally able to take back what she lost long ago.

“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”

This book was such an interesting read. The plot was unique and it never failed to surprise me throughout the book. Mia had an usual ability to manipulate shadows which was a pretty interesting aspect and as a character, she was neither perfect nor strong but she did not fail to make her mark. She was seriously so god damn awesome! And I really freaking enjoyed Mister Kindly though sometimes it gave me off vibes, well we’ll get to see more of that in the next book.

Intriguing Characters!

“If her face were a puzzle, most would put it back in the box, unfinished.”

This book had an abundant of characters which provided more layers to the plot. I enjoyed Mia’s friendship Tric, Ash and Charlotta though I didn’t like Jessamine and her brother much. The romance between Tric and Mia developed a little all of a sudden but I had no complaints. None at all. And most of all, I loved the fact that each and every one of these characters were unpredictable as hell and it kept me guessing throughout the book.

Mind-boggling twists and turns!

Things really sped up once the actual competition began at the Red Church. The masters were pretty creative, especially Aalea was cunning as hell and it was clear that each of them assigned their task after putting many thoughts to it, they were creative like them but dangerous as well and my heart was really beating fast whenever one of my beloved characters stood in the face of grave danger because that was available in abundance. The twists and turns never stopped coming! I also enjoyed the character of Lord Cassius and I really wished I had got to see more of him.

“Sometimes weakness is a weapon. If you’re smart enough to use it.”

I think I was a bit reluctant to pick up Nevernight in the first place because one thing was common in multiple reviews I had read, the writing style. And when I started this book, I could relate. The writing was really hard to get into, sometimes I had to stop and clear my head before I proceeded but I only had this problem in the beginning, as I read along, I didn’t realise when this problem had gone away and I was breezing through the book in no time. In the end, I ended up loving pretty much everything, including the writing style.


Nevernight was a fantastic read! The plot was intriguing as well as the characters which kept my interest throughout the book. I couldn’t keep this book down. I enjoyed the action and the romance and I sooo can’t wait for Godgrave!! I seriously hope my copy arrives soon. My patience is wearing veeery thin!!!

Recommend it?


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you love it or did it felt flat for you? Or are you still waiting to read this book?

Review: The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

Author: Jodie Andrefski

Tittle: The Girlfriend Request


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 216 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: January 11th 2016 by Entangled: Crush

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Updating best friend to girlfriend is more than a change of status…

Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like…way more. From friend request to In a Relationship- it all seemed so completely logical when she’d planned it.

Eli can’t figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she’s the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe… he missed his chance with the girl next door.

Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one fake Facebook profile, two best friends who secretly crave each other, and a dreaded sex talk with parents… boy crush in the room included. Pushing a relationship beyond the friend zone has never been so crazy…


You know you have a feeling that you’re going to like a particular book very much and that’s what exactly happened with The Girlfriend Request. I ended up falling in love with it. YA Contemporary is not my strongest forte, I easily get bored with this genre but I’m glad to say that is slowly changing. The Girlfriend Request was the perfect kind of book that motivated me to keep reading this genre more. This book was so perfectly adorable but I wanted to slap and hug the characters at the same time! 😛 This book is definitely among my top favourites. I was smiling like an idiot after I finished reading this. 🙂

Emma and Eli had been best friends forever since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Now Emma wants to be something more than just friends in Eli’s life but she’s scared if taking a step in that direction might destroy their friendship altogether. So she makes a ridiculous plan of starting a fake facebook profile where she would make him fall for her then ultimately tell him the truth. But then one thing or the other starts to go wrong and Eli might already know about the facebook thing. But when another guy falls into the equation things become way too complicated. Would Emma be actually able to tell Eli what she feels for him or will their friendship be destroyed forever?

Soo… as I said this book was way too adorable plus it has such a cute and a beautiful cover. The plot was not at all new but still kinda new because I really haven’t read any book where a girl took such a drastic yet a silly step like her. The plot was executed really well. This was such a fun read with a perfect blend of angst and romance which I really, really loved! Despite her best friend, Sarah’s warning, Emma decides to move with her plan and makes a fake facebook profile. There’s a lot of miscommunication between these two after the facebook thing starts because Eli suspects it’s hers, which actually makes it more fun to read. And then they decide to spice it up by going to a fake date with Jake, a friend of Sarah’s brother and Emma realises she might actually like him. So, we do have a sort of love triangle but it was pretty obvious who she actually wanted to be with. I was pretty mean to Jack in my mind despite he was a pretty nice guy. (I was like shoo, go away! You don’t stand a chance!) I was really mad at Eli for not taking a step despite the fact that he really liked Emma as well but decided against it. So I was really glad when he finally came to his senses.

I pretty much loved all the characters. Emma is such an adorable character, she is caring but impulsive. I loved the friendship between Emma and Eli, it was so sweet. Eli was a great character as well. They both understood each other so well but they both acted in impulse when it came to their feelings because both of them were afraid that they were going to loose the other one if the feeling wasn’t mutual. (I was like God! It’s clear as crystal that they are made for each other! When are they going to see that?!) Their romance is absolutely, so cute! And the angst made it so perfect. Gah! I loved it so, so much!

Overall, The Girlfriend Request was such an adorable and an awsome read. The trope- best friends turning into lovers is one of my favourites and I’m so glad I enjoyed this story so much. The plot was absolutely perfect with memorable characters whom I loved so much. The writing was simple and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. After such a long time, I’ve read a perfectly adorable and interesting book which deserves all the love in this world! 😀

Recommend it?

Absolutely YES!

So how many of you are interested in reading The Girlfriend Request? Is it already in your tbr? What are your expectations for this book? Share your thoughts with me!

Review: The Pledge by Laura Ward and Christine Manzari

Authors: Laura Ward and Christine Manzari

Tittle: The Pledge

Series: College Bound, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 242 pages, Ebook

Published: July 27th 2015 by Smashwords (first published July 24th 2015)

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Taren needs a do-over. She’s decided the best way to put the high school bullies behind her is to pledge a Taylor-Swift-lip-syncing, beer-guzzling, sorority. Sisterhood helps Taren find the acceptance she’s always craved, but not the love she needs.

Alec wants freedom. To escape his father’s iron fist and unrealistic expectations, he pledges a campus acrobatics club where he finds that drugs and alcohol aren’t the only ways to get high. His addiction to danger helps him gain his independence, but it comes at a heavy price.

When the two cross paths, Alec fears his undeniable attraction to the party girl just might threaten everything he’s worked so hard to earn. Taren hasn’t forgotten that Alec humiliated her back in high school, but she also can’t deny the chemistry they share.

Alec and Taren have nothing in common, but fate is bound and determined to bring them together. They know falling in love is a risk, and yet it’s too hard to ignore. When their worlds clash and they both end up suffering, will they fight to stay together? Or are some pledges too hard to keep?


This book was so awsome and heartwarming! I loved each and every moment of it. It is told in alternate POVs of the two main protagonists. The Pledge is a beautiful story of 2nd chance romance which I really enjoyed reading.

The story revolves around the lives of Taren and Alec. Taren used to be the school nerd and in college she wants a totally fresh start with a different life that she had in high school. Alec wants to study a different subject but he lives his life according to his father’s will. Taren and Alec both knew each other from high school but they had a past together and they find out they are in the same college as well. But they are unable to avoid each other for too long as the chemistry increases between them. Will they be able give each other and their life a second chance?

I just simply loved Taren and Alec. Taren was a complete nerd in high school and also the school joke. That’s why she wanted a fresh start in college and she kinda made drinking and partying her life. And Alec pledged to live alcohol free. Their college life was polar opposites and they both knew they needed to stay away from each other. But fate brought them together on numerous occasions and they decided to work on their past issues and call a truce. The attraction kept increasing between them. I loved the fact that when Alec understood his mistake and got a second chance with Taren, he snatched it up and made good use of it. Their chemistry was crackling and I loved the romance between them. It was simply perfect and nothing felt rushed. They both balanced each other and helped each other grow.

I loved the character growth, Taren was a girl who just wanted to be accepted by everybody and from that she transfers into a woman who knows who and what is important in life. And Alec also finds the guts to stand upto his father and live his life according to his own. The side characters were pretty great as well, they brought more life into this book. Specially William, he was indeed a ray of sunshine and undoubtedly my favourite character in the book. Although Julie, Taren’s friend drove me a bit crazy sometimes but she and Alexis were great and supportive friends.

I enjoyed the writing. It was simple and beautiful. I easily felt into the comfortable flow of this book and the dialogues were laced with humour and wit. There were lots of funny moments in this book which I wholeheartedly enjoyed. The pace was even throughout the book, it was neither too slow nor too fast. These two ladies indeed worked magic on this book and made it so beautiful.

Overall, The Pledge was not simply a love story but so much more. The plot and the characters both evolved throughout the story and I loved the chemistry and romance between Taren and Alec. The writing was smooth and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. I’m very exited to read the next book in this series, specially curious because it’s going to be Alexis’s story .

Recommend it?


So guys, have you read The Pledge yet? If yes, did you like it or hate it? What was the aspect that you most enjoyed in this book? Or are you planning to read it? Share your thoughts with me!

Review & Giveaway: The Reluctant Sacrifice by Kerr-Ann Dempster

Author: Kerr-Ann Dempster

Tittle: The Reluctant Sacrifice

Series: The Aramithians, book 1

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 263 pages, Ebook

Published: August 7th 2015

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Centuries ago, sibling rivalry tore Aramith apart. As punishment, the losers were stripped of their immortal birthright and banished to Earth. There, they wasted away from old age and diseases. However, there is hope…

If a Shaw child, born on the 12th day of the 12th month offers her soul in a public sacrifice, then the exiles will be forgiven and welcomed home to Aramith.

Aubrey Shaw is that child, but dying for the exiles is not on her to-do list. Using her gift as a Jumper, Aubrey leaps between bodies to escape relentless shape-shifting hunters. Only, shedding her skin is not enough. Not when Joshua, her best-friend-turned-hunter, is hell-bent on dragging her to the altar.

Will Aubrey’s love for Joshua change his mind?

Or, will she have to trust the scarred stranger who shows up out of the blue cloaked in lies and secrets? Doing so means giving up on Joshua. But betting on Joshua’s love could do more than break her heart.

It could kill her.



Yeah, that caps lock was really necessary guys, I needed to get that out. Nonetheless let me come back to my review starting with a short synopsis as always. Oh, and the cover is sooo beautiful, I’m staring at it all day!

The story revolves around Aubrey who is a Jumper, i.e. she possessed the ability to jump into other people’s body and live on. She’s also the girl from the prophecy whom everybody wants on the alter to be sacrificed. Long ago, in their realm known as Aramith there was a war between the two siblings Celo and Charr who created the place. Charr and his companions were defeated and they were stripped of their immortal birthright and now, only if Aubrey offers her soul willingly, the exiled will be forgiven and welcomed back in Aramith. But Aubrey doesn’t want to die but she has nowhere to run anymore and her former best friend, Joshua is hell bend on finding her and giving her up for the sacrifice. But when a stranger offers help, will she take it or will her love for Joshua bring her to her ultimate doom?

I fell in love with this book! From the very first page we are thrown in the chaotic life of Aubrey while she’s on the run with her mother and hiding from the “hawk unit”, a group of shape shifters whose only goal it is to drag Aubrey to the sacrifical altar. It’s full of action and suspense, the suspense increases as we go on and I was dying to know what happened next. The plot was so fresh and unique, I absolutely loved it. Constantly, one thing or another was thrown into the way and I was glue to my e-reader and I didn’t want to stop reading at any cost. The story also brings out interesting moral dilemmas. I loved the concept about the Jumpers who can leap from one body to another but not without consequences, they carry a part of the previous body’s soul as they move on to the next one, and also with each jump their soul rips apart and gets back together which results in slowly loosing their personality. The world building was perfect and the plot twist was really great! And the ending, God, it was bittersweet and perfect, I was nearly in tears.

Now can we talk about Coy! How absolutely magnificent that guy is. I mean c’mon he went through something terrible but still he kept himself on the right path and did everything to help Aubrey although he was a hunter and a “cloaker”. He is the perfect book boyfriend material. I liked Aubrey from the beginning, her character is shown as humanely as possible. Although she’s not a kickass character and she just wants to live her life, I loved her more and more as I kept reading. I also liked the fact that for her jump she chose bodies of people who were already dying. I shipped these two sooo much! There was perfect amount of chemistry between them and I loved the romance.

I really hated Joshua, while reading I found myself uttering every curse word possible when it came to him. I rarely do this kind of thing but he was intolerable! Aubrey had always loved him and I did feel bad for her because he didn’t even reciprocate for once but she deserved so much better than this guy, c’mon for God’s sake he slept with her evil sister, Morgan who wanted to torture and kill her. I equally hated her, she was simply pure evil, just like her father. I felt bad for Aubrey’s mother, she sacrificed her life for her and died in the hands of Morgan. Tessa, Aubrey’s best friend was an awsome character, you can’t help but love her and she loves Supernatural! She was so loyal and caring, she’s the the kind of friend I wish I had.

The writing was stunningly beautiful and addictive. As I’ve already said it was really, really hard to stop reading this book. I had a busy day yesterday but whenever I was getting time I was reading this. The pace was fast, just the way I like it and I had to race through the book. There was not a single dull moment and I had a hell of an awsome experience.

Overall, The Reluctant Sacrifice was an awsome read. This book is officially my top favourite. The plot was uniquely woven with lots with twists and turns full of action packed and it fast paced from the very beginning. The characterisation was really good, I loved Aubrey and Coy and I loved the romance between them. The writing was smooth and beautiful and I think I’ll be reading everything this author writes! Specially, I can’t wait to read the next book in this series! Really. Can’t. Wait!

Recommend it?

Why are you still here, just go buy this EPIC book already!


A signed paperback and a masquerade mask (inspired by the one Tessa wore)!


The novel is up for grabs in $0.99 only and it will stay that way until December 31st!

GUYS, have you read this freakishly awsome book yet? If not, you need to so that we can fangirl together, okay? I’ll be waiting… and if you already read this, feel free to scream and shout in the comments!

Review: Beneath These Scars by Meghan March

25682897Author: Meghan March

Tittle: Beneath These Scars

Series: Beneath, book 4 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Very warm

Trigger Warning: Mention of rape, abuse

Page count and format: 344 pages, Ebook

Published: September 20th 2015 by Meghan March LLC

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

I’m the guy you love to hate.

In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it.

That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero.

I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis.

She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway.

I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried … beneath these scars.


HOLY FREAKING MOLLY! THIS BOOK WAS INSANELY GOOD! It’s past 4 am and I simply couldn’t stop reading, I had to finish the book and I can’t wait to put my thoughts out there…so yeah it’s gonna be tough morning for me. Nonetheless, I’m truly glad to say that I loved this book and it kept me on my toes till the very end, which was majestically sweet btw. This was the first book I read by this author and it definitely won’t be my last, I’m going to read every single book in this series and whatever else this awsome author has written.

The story revolves around the lives of Yve and Titan. Yve is an independent and a strong woman who wants to strive in the world with her own merits. But she has a past that she badly wants to forget but it keeps coming back to haunt her. Her encounter with the Titan leaves her wanting for more though she hates his attitude but they can barely resist one another. As they come to know each other and learn about their scars, they truly understand the person underneath the facade. But when Yve’s past catches up with her will he be able to save her in time or loose her forever?

The plot had a healthy dose of romance with a pinch of mystery and action thrown into the mix. I loved Yve and Titan together. Though it started as a no-strings-attached and a love-hate kind of relationship, they couldn’t help but care as they both got to know each other. He saw right through her, every single time and she found solace in his arms. Their chemistry was undeniable and I just loved their romance. The scene when she finally broke down and he took care of her, that was really, really sweet, it melted my heart. And I loved the trust and respect they had for each other, without blindly believing what others said or commented, they listened to their hearts. The plot twist was really good and it scared the hell outta me, I definitely didn’t see it coming and I had to pretty much race through the book to see what happened next!

Which brings me to my next point, the characters. I simply loved all the characters in this book. I loved Yve and her no nonsense attitude. She was stubborn as hell and didn’t want pity from anyone, specially after coming from a family like that, she had lots of guts to do something on her merits. Also, she was the one who could actually stand up to Titan and made him listen. Although I don’t like alpha males much but I loved Titan. He had a cocky attitude and he didn’t care a bit what others thought about him. But after Yve came into his life, his perspectives changed and he wanted to make her his at all costs. I loved the banters between them and there were a few humorous moments which I definitely liked. I liked the side characters as well, specially Jerome, he was really nice and sweet.

And God, this woman can write like hell. The writing style was smooth as silk. Chessy much? 😛 But it’s true. It was beautifully written and I fell into the comfortable rhythm of this book. The pace was even throughout the book and I completed it in one sitting. It was simple impossible for me to put this book down.

Overall, Beneath These Scars was a pretty awsome and a memorable read. The plot was great with awsome characters. It had the perfect amount of romance with thrill and action. And I loved the chemistry between Yve and Titan, their bond was really beautiful. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I breezed through it and loved every minute of it. I’m definitely eager to read more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Definitely yes for fans of NA books!

So guys, heard about this delicious book yet? Have you read it yet or are you planning to? Share your thoughts with me!

ARC Review: Linked by Susanne Valenti

27141878Author: Susanne Valenti

Tittle: Linked

Series: Cage of Lies, book 2

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

Heat rating: Slightly warm

Page count and format: 212 pages, Ebook

Expected publication: October 15th, 2015

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

My rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In a world she never knew existed, Maya is coming to terms with how much her life has changed. Danger lurks around every corner, nothing is as she expects and she’s never felt so alive. But the choices she makes could change everything and jeopardise the things she cherishes most. There is so much to learn and so much to love but her heart is pulling her back. The Guardians are hiding in the shadow cast by their Wall, concealing the truth from the people inside. It’s a shadow that darkens her happiness and she can’t stop fighting until the truth comes to light. It would be easier to walk away but Maya has never run from anything and she’s not about to start now.


I’m a mushy mess right now after finishing this book. THAT ENDING!! Somebody kill me now! My eyes are strained as I couldn’t put down this book and I read straight 3 hours. It’s already after 2 am. I’m having a hard time forming a coherent sentence, I blame the book. But I couldn’t go off to sleep without writing down my feelings otherwise I think I would drown.


Okay, first of all let me start by giving a short synopsis as I usually do. The story starts off from where it was left off. Well, actually a little after 2 months. Maya and Taylor had been training hard. She finally hears about the rescue mission about her parents which are about to start. They all set out on the mission but it’s not easy as hell. With every step they face new difficulties but together all of them strive forward. Finally when they think they’re going to taste success they are betrayed and something far more worse happens that they didn’t even think off.

This book was BAM ON! Right from the start. Usually when it’s the second book, something always manages to go wrong and I don’t love it as much as the first book. But this was totally different in this case. I absolutely fell in love with this book. So much action, adventure and romance, I was filled with excitement throughout the book, it was a hell of an awsome experience. Also, the surprise element was on a roll, I couldn’t guess what was going to happen the next moment and I was kept guessing. Oh and new monsters aside from the Creepers! There was this giant alligator thing that was sucking down the people in the sand and it was terrifying which led to an utter chaos. There was not a single dull moment. There was so much action, I loved the fighting sequences and wanted more. The plot twist was sneakily great, I definitely didn’t expect it, I was left with my hand clasping tightly over my wide open mouth. The romance was more intense in this book, I absolutely loved Coal and Maya together and I SHIP THEM HARD! But I’m pretty much devastated after the ending. And I think I sent an embarrassingly outbursty email to the author. Woopsie!

There were so many new characters introduced in this book. We have Gregor who is a bit clingy, Luka who is irritating, Blane who is actually the lost brother of Coal and Alicia. I loved how this turned out, it was such a great moment when they all realised Blane was alive. Though it was weird reunion after fighting with the Creepers. And also Crystal who had a past with Coal and she definitely didn’t want anyone to forget that. All these character made a contribution to the plot and made it more thick and strong.

I loved Maya. She came out as a kickass and a strong protagonist. She was simply outstanding to me. She handled everything really well and with her sharp mind it was pretty much hard to catch her. I fell in love with Coal, he was pretty awsome and I loved how he was always ready to do anything for his loved ones. The chemistry between them was intense in this book which I definitely loved. Though Taylor was getting on my nerves. He finally regained his senses and couldn’t stand Coal and Maya together, the reason is obvious. But I’m soooo glad there was no love triangle. Maya was absolutely sure about what she wanted which made me love her even more. And I can’t tell how much I adore and love Alicia, she’s a pretty awsome and a kickass character. Laurie and Hunter were great as well. All of them made a hell of an awsome team!

The writing was so, so awsome. It was gripping and descriptive and I could picture everything so clearly it felt I was watching a movie. I pretty much raced throughout the book as something or the other kept happening and it was so hard to stop reading. I had a hard time putting this book down. Honestly, I think this should already be made into a movie which would be pretty awsome! The pace was fast throughout the book, just the way I enjoy it. I absolutely loved how everything was perfectly executed.

Overall, Linked is an awsome book with a great plot and lots of kickass and strong characters. I was kept on an edge throughout the book and I kept guessing as the surprises sprang one by one. It was hard to guess the plot twist, it didn’t even occur to me that something like that could even happen. The writing was descriptive and it was pretty fast paced. There were lots of action and romance that I enjoyed every much. I can’t wait to get on with the next adventure, specially after how it ended. Oh, and I think I will die if I don’t get the third book anytime soon!

Recommend it?


Guys, OMG have you started reading this series? If yoy haven’t I strongly suggest you do because it keeps getting better and better. So are you planning to make this your next read? Lemme know your thoughts!

Review: The Assassin by Pamela DuMond – Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Welcome to my tour stop of The Assassin by Pamela DuMond hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.

AssassinAuthor: Pamela DuMond

Tittle: The Assassin

Series: Mortal Beloved, book 2

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Time Travel, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Page count and format: 193 pages, Ebook

Published: July 5th 2015 by Pamela DuMond

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: PicsArt_1431077933984

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy.

“I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn’t time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn’t retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap… Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bittersweet.”

Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?


I was very exited to start this book. I immediately started reading this after I finished book 1, The Messenger this evening. You can find my review for The Messenger here. The way it ended in a cliffhanger, I couldn’t wait to devour The Assassin. It definitely led up to the expectations. The story was kind of the same yet a lot different. The plot was more intriguing, the characters were different and great and the pace was fast which I enjoyed very much. Overall, I loved this book.


Madeline has returned to her own century and she finally decides to let go of her love for Samuel until she spots him, flesh and blood, in the train station. When they meet, she realises he doesn’t remember her. And then she meets Ryan, the guy sent to train her to be a Messenger. At first she is reluctant but when he tells her there’s a way Samuel can remember her and they can be together in this lifetime, she wholeheartedly agrees and she embarks on a new adventure in medieval Portugal. But things are more trickier this time as she realises danger lurks in the shadows and she has to be careful as ever.


I really enjoyed the plot. It was intriguing and intersting as ever. This time Madeline ended up as a gypsy woman named Nadja in medieval Portugal during the reign of King Afonso IV in Coimbra. The author took the beautiful yet heartbreaking tale of Prince Pedro and Inez de Castro and spinned it into her own way. It was really heartbreaking to see the way they ended up. Nonetheless I enjoyed the culture and grandeur of that time, I also enjoyed the gypsy culture. The romance was different this time because Samuel was not the same guy we met in book 1 but nonetheless I loved it. There was more action than the previous book which I definitely enjoyed. And I liked the mystery surrounding the message that Madeline had to deliver. Everything was executed perfectly.


There were so many new characters introduced in this book, I ended up loving most of them. Madeline was the same old but she did mature. She was stronger and compassionate and was easily relatable. She fiercely tried to protect the ones she loved, I loved her loyalty towards her friends and everybody she cared for. I loved her inner monologues more this time, they were pretty hilarious and funny! Samuel was different this time, he was a haughty nobleman. It took a long time for him to come out of his shell before we glimpsed the Samuel that Madeline had actually fallen in love with. He cared for her, just in a different way. In the previous book, he knew they couldn’t be together because of their races and it was sort of again the same thing again, but he didn’t resist earlier but this time he did. So I did feel angry towards him but thankfully he came back to his senses and I loved him once again.

I loved the side characters, they were pretty unique. I definitely love this, the author manages to create a set of memorable side characters everytime. I hope to see more awsome people in the next books. Among them I loved Miri, she was Madeline’s gypsy friend, she was really nice and caring and pretty sweet. And I loved her best friends as usual, they were pretty awsome.

Writing style-

The writing was simple and beautiful. It was pretty easy to read and I breezed through the book in one sitting. I enjoyed how the dialogues flowed out and how everything was executed. The pace was pretty fast and even throughout the book. I definitely enjoyed the writing in this book, it was pretty addicting.


The Assassin was a book that I throughly enjoyed, it was intriguing from the very start and I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the book. The plot was intersting and the twists were enjoyable as well as surprising. The characters were different and unique and I loved them. The writing was smooth and beautiful and the pace was fast and I enjoyed the thrill ride very much. This book also in ended in a cliffhanger, seriously this is torture but thankfully it ended in somewhat of a peaceful note but nonetheless I have to wait impatiently till the next book comes out. I can’t wait to embark a new adventure with Madeline!

Recommend it?

Yes if you’ve read book 1 or you enjoy this genre.

Author Bio:

PamelaPamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

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Review: Written on my Heart by Cole Gibsen – Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop of Written on my Heart by Cole Gibson hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full schedule here.

WRITTEN_ON_MY_HEART_500Author: Cole Gibsen

Tittle: Written on my Heart


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New-Adult

Page count and format: 232 pages, Ebook

Published: July 28th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC

Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: PicsArt_1431077933984

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn’t need trouble…especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who’s six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.

Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There’s no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner…even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.

But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs…


This book was epic! I loved it so much. The romance, the chemistry everything was so well executed. I’m so glad I signed up for this one. 🙂

The story revolves around a girl named Ashlyn. When she was 10, her mom remarried. Her step-dad is a controlling, hateful man who verbally and physically abused her and tore her down so much that she started to believe all the awful things he said about her. And when she finally stood up against him, she was beaten badly and thrown out of the house and she was left to fend for herself. She meets Lane, a tattoo artist through Emily, her only friend from work who takes her to him to cover up a tattoo of her ex-boyfriend’s name. Emily warns her about Lane but she can’t help but feel the pull towards him though at first he acted like jerk.

The plot was greatly executed. When Ashlyn and Lane first met, they both couldn’t stand each and wanted to get away as fast as possible but as they both came face to face frequently because of the tattoo thing they began to discover a different side of one another. Lane didn’t want a relationship right now because he had other important things to focus on yet he had a hard time staying away from Ashlyn and she wanted to give in as well but whenever she wanted to do anything, listen to her heart, the abusive words of her step father would ring in her ears and she would back up. I really loved when she actually faced off her father a second time and how at the end everything was resolved neatly as she finally came out of her shell.

The characters were definitely unique. I loved Ashlyn. I really felt bad for her for what she went through during her childhood. Instead of having a normal childhood, she had an abusive one which greatly affected her mind. That’s why she had a tendency to run away from the problems instead of facing them because she was afraid she would become exactly what her step father used to say. I felt a little mad at her because she choose to run again towards the end but finally after talking to Lane she agreed to give life a chance and listen to her heart.

Lane was a great character. At first, he seemed like an asshole but slowly slowly we learnt he had a wonderful side to him as well. He really was a great guy who cared a lot for his family and Harper. The Harper mystery was solved towards the beginning only, I was very close to guessing it. I actually loved this aspect very much. I won’t tell anything more about this, you guys have to read it to find out. Now, I can’t stop gushing about Lane! What can I say, he was just so sweet. When he saw that Ashlyn had nowhere to stay he offered her a place and also stocked up her food supply. He was so concerned about her. He knew something had happened to her and that made him so much more protective towards her. The romance was soo good and definitely hot! Argh..I really loved it. And I really loved Emily who was actually Lane’s sister. Without her they wouldn’t have met. As a person she was genuinely good and a great friend to Ashlyn.

The writing was beautiful and easy to read. It was well paced, neither too slow, nor too fast. This book was so addicting, I easily devoured it in one sitting. This book is another of my new favourites this year.

Overall, the plot was great, the characters were totally awsome and unique. The chemistry between them was really, really good. And the writing was gorgeous as well. I’m definitely going to read this over and over again in the future.

Recommend it?

YEP. If you love New-Adult books along with hot and sizzling romance then you should definitely read this book.

Author Bio:

Cole Gibsen author photoCole Gibsen first realized she different when, in high school, she was still reading comic books while the other girls were reading fashion magazines.

It was her love of superheroes that first inspired her to pick up a pen. Her favorite things to write about are ordinary girls who find themselves in extraordinary situations.


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Review: All I’ve Never Wanted by Ana Huang- Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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25464015Author: Ana Huang

Tittle: All I’ve Never Wanted


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young-Adult

Published: June 15th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 1st 2012)

Page count and format: 290 pages, Ebook

Source: I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as a part of this blog tour.

My rating: PicsArt_1431077956882

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Scions were the four richest, most powerful guys at Valesca Academy, and they ruled the school with iron fists. Everyone wanted to date them or be them…everyone, that is, except Maya Lindberg, who just wanted to avoid them until she could graduate.

She almost succeeded, until an ill-advised outburst on her part put her right in the Scions’ path. Just like that, one became her fake boyfriend, one her unwanted matchmaker, one her guardian angel, and the one she couldn’t stand the most? Yeah, he’s her new housemate.

A Young Adult romantic comedy that explores what happens when a girl gets everything she never asked for, including a puppy, a new wardrobe, and, possibly, even true love.


Welcome to my review tour stop of All I’ve Never Wanted by Ana Huang, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can follow the rest of the tour schedule here.

This book was soo freaking good! I can’t explain how much I loved it. This book is actually based from the Japanese manga series named Hana yori Dango or Boys Over Flowers. And you guys should know, I’m obsessed over Boys Over Flowers. (I haven’t watch it yet but I have watched all the clips available in YouTube and I think I know every single details about it.) So I’m always ready to read or watch anything related to it. I first read a review of this book on a friend’s blog and I immediately went to add it to my tbr, and there I found that a blog tour was going to happen soon. So from Goodreads I jumped there, and imagine my excitement when I got selected for this tour. And boy! It totally lived up to my expectations.

The plot was superb. All I’ve Never Wanted follows Maya Lindberg, a high school student who has no interest in the Scions, her school’s most popular guys- Zack, Carlo, Parker, and their leader, Roman. She has desperately tried to avoid them but during a party after an unintentional mistake, she comes face to face with Roman. Their face off turns quite ugly and Roman has every intention to get her out from the school. But Maya sternly resists everything and this intrigues Roman and from there begins an unnatural love story.

The characters were the best part of this book. I loved, loved each and every one of them. I could easily connect with Maya, she was simple, stubborn, witty and rebellious. She could stand up for herself. Roman *DREAMY SIGH* well at first look, he seemed arrogant and a spoilt brat but as slowly slowly his character is revealed, we come to know of the boy behind the hard mask. I loved the romance between them, it was soo sweet. Their confession was pretty awkward and funny and boy, Maya loves fainting! 😛

I loved the other boys, Zack was seriously so cute! I felt like cuddling him. 😛 Carlo’s genuinely a good guy. He remained beside Maya in every step. Though he liked Maya a bit but I’m so glad the author didn’t introduce a love triangle with him. Parker had to play the role of Maya’s ex-boyfriend and omg it was so much fun. Maya in a sudden impulse to save herself from her grandmother (who was pretty weird and funny and hates Micky Mouse!) introduces Parker as her boyfriend, and that conversation was totally hilarious. I re-read it so many times and every time I ended up craking up. I loved Zack’s sister, she was sweet, supportive and indeed a good sister.

The writing was smooth, the pages flew by easily. I finished the book in one sitting, it was so addicting. I laughed so much, it was funny and full of humour. I will definitely be looking forward to her other books.

I usually don’t read much contemporary as I find it boring but I’m finally branching out to this genre. I’m so glad and happy that I gave this book a chance. All in all, this was a great complementary read. It was neither slow or fast, it moved along with a steady speed. The plot was great, the characters were awsome, the romance was so cute!

Recommend it?

If you like awsome characters and cute romance and definitely YES!

About the Author:

Ana Huang, better known as ACRL37 on Wattpad, primarily writes Young Adult and Romance. She started writing her first novel, All I’ve Never Wanted, when she was sixteen; it was originally inspired by the Asian manga Hana Yori Dango (also known as Meteor Garden and Boys Over Flowers). Her second novel, If We Ever Meet Again, was loosely based on her own study abroad experiences in college. Her stories currently have a combined view of over 20 million on Wattpad.

Besides reading and writing, she also enjoys politics, brunch, and traveling.

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