Review: Membrane by Michele Corriel || Blog Tour

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Welcome to my tour stop of Membrane by Michele Corriel hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Membrane

Author: Michele Corriel

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

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 197 pages, Ebook

Published: October 10th, 2016 by Leap Books

Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In the multi-verse people may look familiar, but no one is who they seem.

In a small town in Montana, Sophie lives with her quantum physicist mother, and her equally brilliant, but dangerously obsessed, step-father.

Her father disappeared years ago under mysterious circumstances, but Sophie is still haunted by memories of him that seem so real she swears she feels his presence one night as she drifts off to sleep.

Realizing that somehow her missing father is trying to send her a message, Sophie decides to take a big risk.

With her friend, Eli, Sophie must discover what strange experiment her father did and understand the startling impact it has on her world and another, just across the membrane dividing the multi-verse.


My Thoughts

I was attracted to this book because of the cover, it’s so unique and beautiful and the blurb definitely added to that interest, I enjoyed the ride.

Sophie’s father was a famous physicist before he disappeared from the face of Earth. Her mother rarely gives her any time and she is stuck with her obsessive step-father. When Sophie begins to feel that her father is trying to communicate with her, new hope starts building within her. Will she be able to save her father or will she end up putting herself into greater risk?

The plot was pretty enjoyable. I liked the concept of the multi-verse and how things were executed. Sophie wants to get away from her house as far as possible, away from her step father who appears obsessive and slightly dangerous. She misses her father very much who disappeared a long time ago, no one ever found out what actually happened to him. So when Sophie begins to see and hear things, she knows her father needs help.

The things that kept happening definitely piqued my interest. Eli is the only one she trusted. I liked the relationship between them and I definitely enjoyed the romance though I wish I could have seen more of the other two important characters as well. Also, I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if there was a bit more world-building which I found lacking. The ending left a lot of things to the reader’s imagination but I sooo wanted to know what happened next.

Overall, Membrane was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and I liked the characters though I would have liked more flavour to the characters but the plot was definitely enjoyable. It was a pretty quick read and I finished it in one setting. The writing was simple and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

Michele Corriel lives and works in Montana’s scenic Gallatin Valley, surrounded by seven mountain ranges.

Her work is as varied as the life she’s led, from the rock/art venues of New York City to the rural back roads of the Rockies. With her fourth book just out from Leap Books, she’s also a prolific freelance magazine writer with articles regionally, nationally and internationally. Michele has received a number of awards for her non-fiction as well as her poetry. She also enjoys teaching, presenting writing workshops and speaking on panels across the country.

When she’s not writing you may find her on the golf course, hiking or slogging her way through the snow on what some people like to refer to as “skis.” You might also find her in the kitchen creating exciting new flavors or recreating classics.

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Review: Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully

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Author: Alex Tully

Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 344 pages, Ebook

Published: June 13th, 2016

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

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

While most seventeen-year-olds work part-time delivering pizzas or whipping up frappuccinos, Brady O’Connell’s job is a little less conventional. Helping his dad with the family ‘business’ is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly, especially when thousands of dollars are being exchanged. There are rules to be followed, timetables to be kept. But when his best friend Jay gets backstage concert tickets, and business interferes with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favorite band, Brady decides to break the rules, just one time.

And one time is all it takes to send his life spinning out of control. When an envelope full of cash ends up in the wrong hands—specifically in the hands of a pretty red-head named Vivienne—things get messy in a hurry. Where Vivienne goes, a whole lot of chaos seems to follow.

But sometimes…chaos is a beautiful thing.


My Thoughts

This book was fairly a surprise. I started this book right after completing Illuminae and I couldn’t go forward with it because I was in a book slump. It was the right decision because I couldn’t have enjoyed the book then as I enjoyed it later.

Vivienne wants to get away as far as possible from her over-possessive boyfriend Chad. When a mix-up happens concerning a certain amount of money, she comes face to face to Brady. This incident brings them closer and they both can’t stay away from each other but when Chad threatens Vivienne  that might put Brady in danger, would she be able to solve the problem in time or would she have to say goodbye to Brady forever?

The plot was simple and sweet. I really enjoyed the story. Vivienne takes home the money by mistake that she was supposed to leave at Chad’s house and when Brady learns about the incident the two are forced to work together to find the money which goes missing. I loved these two together! Although trust was an issue, in the beginning, I liked how their relationship proceeded, slow and steady. The only thing bothered me was how Vivienne went with Brady on their first date to a deserted place without fully knowing him, even though she had a bad history with Chad, she should have been a teeny-tiny bit skeptical, right?

Nonetheless, I loved the characters! Even though Vivienne and Brady acted immaturely sometimes but I liked their character growth. Brady was a really great guy, he supported his father and he was really sweet and caring, it was the reason Viv liked him instantly. I equally enjoyed Vivienne’s character from the beginning. Their romance between them was so  sweet! I enjoyed how things were executed at the end.

Overall, Beautiful Chaos was an enjoyable read. The plot was sweet and I fell in love with the characters. I enjoyed the chemistry between Brady and Vivienne. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop of Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Soul Finder

Author: Jacinta Maree

Series: The Immortal Gene trilogy, book 2

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 263 pages, Ebook

Published: September 16th 2016 by Inked Rabbit Publishing

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

My Rating:  PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.

Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.

Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.

Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.


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This book was reaaaally good! Book one was pretty intriguing and it ended with a cliffhanger and I was curious to know what happened next. Soul Finder definitely didn’t disappoint and I enjoyed the ride! You can read my review of Soulless, book 1 here.

Nadia is on the run with Diesel after being experimented and tortured for being a soulless in a generation of reincarnations. But their journey is stopped short as they are taken by another group. When Nadia discovers a shocking truth, she sets out to search for it. Will she be able to reach the core of the truth or will she be captured before that?

The plot was really intriguing. It picks up from where book 1 was left off. We dive back right into action and it’s one my favourite aspect of this series. Nadia and Diesel both escaped the prison where they were beaten, tortured and experimented, especially Nadia. They are both searching for a cure to stop the reincarnation drama because it’s taking a toll on everybody’s sanity and if it’s replaced by another drug, then there’s no hope for humanity left. This book was packed with action and adventure and I loved how the story was executed. The starting of this book was a bit dull but it picked up its pace soon enough.

I did like Diesel and Nadia’s realtionship in book 1 though it was kinda out of place. But in this book Diesel confused me more than ever. I know he went through a lot and reincarnation memories takes a toll on everybody but it was still weird because he felt different. I guess that was the point, though at the very last moment, like Nadia I felt for him.  Nadia was a kickass heroine and I loved her. Hiro was a great addition to the team, although he was pretty naive about the world, I enjoyed how he found a place among them.

Overall. Soul Finder was a good read! I enjoyed the plot and the characters. The writing was smooth and easy to read. The pace differed a little in the beginning but it was mostly fast paced. This book also ended in a kind of cliffhanger and I can’t wait to know what happens next!

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

jacinta-mareeBorn in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.

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Review: Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Title: Under a Million Stars

Author: Rita Branches

Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 263 pages, Ebook

Published: August 8th 2016

Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.

Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?


USEEEEEEEEE

This book was an emotional roller coaster. I loved the story from the beginning till the end and I loved every bits of it. You can also check out my review of Painting Sky, her debut novel, here.

Charlie and Jacob used to be best friends but one day Jacob walked away from her without any explanation. Now Charlie has lost her whole family in an accident and Jacob’s family has been appointed her guardian and she is forced to live with Jacob under the same roof. Jacob notices that Charlie is slowly spiraling out of control and if he doesn’t do anything he might end up loosing her. Despite the reason why he walked away from her, he decides to bring the old Charlie back but what will happen when the devastating truth comes out?

I definitely liked the plot and it had one of my favourite romantic tropes, best friends to lovers. This was a story of second chances and I loved how it was executed. Charlie and Jacob had been best friends forever but he ended their friendship one day without giving any reason or explanation. Now, when they are forced to live under the same roof, Jacob notices how much the accident of her family has affected her. He buries the secret that tore them apart and decides to help Charlie as much as possible. I liked the big reveal although I had guessed it when I was halfway through the book but it was definitely handled well.

Charlie was a great character but she held herself responsible for her family’s death. I could sympathize with her condition and I felt so, so bad for her. I liked her relationship with Jacob, even after he hurt her so much, she still trusted him. Jacob came as plain rude at first but then I could see how much staying away from Charlie was tearing him apart as well. It was definitely not right for their parents to take that decision on their behalf even after knowing how much it would hurt them, it was downright selfish. Nonetheless, I loved the chemistry between Charlie and Jacob and I definitely enjoyed the romance.

Overall, Under a Million Stars was a great read. I loved the plot and the characters and the story successfully kept me engaged from the very beginning. I loved the romance between Charlie and Jacob. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:
rita branchesHi! I’m Rita Branches. I was born and raised in in Portugal and I’m going to independently publish my debut novel in the Spring of 2016, Painting Sky.

I am so happy that you decided to take a look at my work.

Little bit about myself: along with being a writer, I am also a landscape architect. I started writing to bring ‘to life’ the stories that my mind created.

I LOVE to read. It was and always will be my passion.

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Review: Painting Sky by Rita Branches

Title: Painting Sky

Author: Rita Branches

Series: Painting Sky, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 306 pages, Ebook

Published: April 25th 2016 by Rita Branches

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Nobody ever said life was easy…

People pleaser, Jane Skylar wants nothing more than to earn her art degree, start her life, and bask in the bliss of living with her boyfriend.

But things don’t always go as planned…

Struggling with her creative side, Jane finds herself in turmoil, often confiding in her roommate – another, more talented art student, Keith Hale. Keith just so happens to be her boyfriend’s older, brooding brother. After a devastating breakup, Jane turns to Keith for comfort. But when the lines blur between roommate and lover, Jane’s life becomes more complicated than ever before.

When Keith’s past comes back to haunt him, their lives all get turned upside down, forcing the truth to surface. Now Jane must fight for what she wants- even if it hurts everyone she loves.


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First of all, the cover is what drew me to the book in the first place. It’s so freaking beautiful guys! And it kind of holds an appropriate meaning for the book as well. Painting Sky was a good read, though I expected a little more from it but I was satisfied in the end.

Jane or Sky as Keith calls her, has been the one who has abide by the rules all her life. She comes to stay with her boyfriend Cody who shares the house with his brother Keith along with her own brother as well. She has never gotten along with Keith but this time something seems different, but Cody has always been the one for her yet she finds uncomfortable crossing the intimate level with him and she also notices that he’s not the same anymore. After the devastating breakup happens, she finds herself turning to Keith for comfort. It’s not long before she finds herself falling for the wrong brother but she knows he’ll end up destroying her.

The plot was nothing new but I definitely enjoyed the way it was executed in this book. Though I have to admit the first half of this book felt draggy as practically nothing was happening but the story picked up its speed from the second half and I really liked it. Sky has always been the good girl but she’s finally rebels by choosing art as her subject in college, the subject that she wanted to study. She’s doing okay in every class except one and Keith being an art student offers his help. I liked the friendship between them, though it can’t be exactly called that because the tension was palpable from the beginning but I definitely liked how Keith helped Sky. Those were some pretty amazing moments and I loved the chemistry between them. The scenes in the art classroom was pretty humorous and I really enjoyed them!

I liked Sky, though I think she was an okay protagonist, I would have liked to see more layers of her. Nonetheless, Keith was quite mysterious and I liked him from the beginning. I loved it so much when Sky really began understanding Keith. I felt so freaking bad about him,not even his mother cared about him, Cody was their golden boy. I wish Sky would have told what Cody did to both the families when she went to visit on the holidays. They were unessential cruel to him. Although this book ended in a positive note, I would have liked to see the feud end for Keith and his family accepting him. I was quite shocked to see Ryan, Sky’s brother’s reaction at the end, I don’t know how he could do that to Keith considering he is his best friend. I hope we get to know more about this in the next book which is about Ryan.

Overall, Painting Sky was a good read! Although the plot was predictable, I liked how it spanned out. The characters were interesting and I loved the romance between Keith and Sky. The writing was smooth and easy to read. I definitely hope to read more works of this author in the future,

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

Title: Anomalies

Authors: Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

Series: Anomalies, book 1

Genre: Dystopia, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 338 pages, Ebook

Published: February 1st 2016 by SelectBooks

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She’s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they’ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about “anomalies”— citizens who can’t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality— she is an anomaly. After they are imprinted, the people she loves begin to change, and she starts to doubt everything she’s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who’s created them—and what if he isn’t a man at all?

When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: Nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.


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I am starting to have a thing for… oh wait that would just give out majority of the plot if I say it. Anyway this was a refreshing read and I loved how everything was executed. Oh and that cover is sooo beautiful!

In the futuristic world, after the Great War which has managed to wipe more than half of the world’s population, the world has been divided into six communities. Keeva belongs to the ocean community. Whenever a child turns fifteen, they have to go to the Monarch Camp where they meet their intended who was paired with them when they were 5 years old. This was done to ensure the peace and regulation of the population were maintained so that nothing disastrous like the past happens again. Keeva is very excited to go but there her worst nightmare comes true- she is an anomaly, i.e. she has no partner to imprint with. Soon she begins to realise that everyone who are already imprinted have started to act differently. After an accident occurs and she is forced to flee, she discovers the truth about everything  going on. Will she accept everything or will she succumb to forces who are coming to get her?

I loved the storyline. It was pretty unique and refreshing. Keeva had always loved her life in the ocean community and she is more than thrilled when her time comes to go to the Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended partner. But everything comes crashing down when she learns she is an anomaly. I liked the concept of the anomalies and the third eye. It was pretty interesting to read about. Keeva’s two best friends changed overnight after getting imprinted and that’s when she realises something is wrong. But she doesn’t do much to figure out what’s wrong although she starts doubting everything. I also liked the underground revolutionary group where Keeva finally reaches after the accident happens.

Keeva as an individual was a good protagonist. I would have liked her more if she was a bit more curious about things and keen on learning the truth no matter how much shocking it was. I liked Kai more when he was in the Monarch Camp with Keeva rather than in the revolutionary base. He was more open and friendly there, but in the revolutionary base he was a bit closed off and I don’t know…. distant. Keeva clearly liked him but he never reciprocated. I really wish this book had some kind of romance but unfortunately it didn’t. I reeeeally hope the next book does. All the other characters were pretty interesting as well and I would love to know more about Taj. There was also another interesting aspect but I guessed that plot twist but I loved how it was handled. 

Overall, Anomalies was an interesting read. The plot kept me glued to the screen from the very first chapter and the characters kept me on my toes as well. The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast paced. I’m definitely interested in knowing what happens next, especially after the way it ended in a cliffhanger!

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: The Masterpiecers by Olivia Wildenstein

Title: The Masterpiecers

Author: Olivia Wildenstein

Series: Masterful series, book 1

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 248 pages, Ebook

Published: April 15th 2016

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Nineteen-year-old Ivy Redd’s talent with a needle and thread has earned her a spot on a coveted reality TV art competition set in New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The prize: a significant amount of money and instant acceptance into the Masterpiecers, the school that ensures new artists fame and fortune. Her talent has also thrust her and her twin sister, Aster, into the spotlight.

Not that Aster needed help with becoming a media favorite. She managed that on her own by running over a wanted mobster. She told the police it was self-defense, because she couldn’t tell them the truth—the truth would make her sister look bad.

Locked in an Indiana jail to await her trial, Aster watches Ivy on the small TV hanging in the dayroom. It’s the highlight of her day, until she finds out what her sister truly thinks of her. Then, observing her sister becomes a punishment far crueler than imprisonment.


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This book was very, veeery different from anything I’ve ever read, it was pretty interesting and suspenseful. The blurb and that cover was what drew me in, in the first place and I have to say I definitely enjoyed this ride!

Ivy and Aster are twin sisters. While Ivy has been selected for the famous reality tv show “The Masterpiecers”, Aster is rotting in jail, facing murder charges against her. Aster has full faith in Ivy that she is going to bail her out as soon as the show’s over but after she learns the truth about what her sister actually thinks of her makes her loose all hope. But something else, something far more mysterious is going on as well which is connected to both the sisters, Aster can’t exactly pinpoint the fact but when she does, will it already be too late to save Ivy?

This was something totally new and different. The Masterpiecers is narrated in dual POVs of both the sisters which make us aware what both of them are going through and what they think of one another. Aster and Ivy despite being sisters are totally different from each other. Honestly, I think I liked Aster more than Ivy. Nonetheless the whole story was mysteriously woven which kept the plot very intriguing. The main mystery was around the murder that Aster committed although she claimed it was self-defense but there’s more to it. I couldn’t stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen next although I do agree it could have been a bit more shorter, I felt the story stretched a bit in the middle which bored me a little.

The characters were one of the most interesting aspect in this story. You want to trust the characters but you don’t know if you can. The mystery is revealed a bit towards the end of the story but I don’t that’s all because the ending definitely indicated that something far more large was coming their way. Nonetheless both Ivy and Aster were both unique characters and I enjoyed reading both their POVs. The setting was pretty realistic as well. All the other characters were pretty different and memorable as well.

Overall, The Masterpiecers was an interesting read. The plot kept me intrigued from the beginning and the characters were interesting as well. The aspect of the reality show and how it was woven with the story was pretty new and interesting as well. The writing was smooth and although the pace slightly differed throughout the story. I can’t wait to know what happens next!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Turning Grace by J.Q. Davis || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Title: Turning Grace

Author: J.Q. Davis

Series: The Turning, book 1

Genre: Horror, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 197 pages, Ebook

Published: 2014 by J.Q. Davis

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

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Life or death?
It all seems to be the same for Grace…

Some of us have been there before — falling for the hot, popular jock who just so happens to be dating the hot, popular girl in school.

Your snarky-but-always-right bestie insists you make a move, but you’re not so much into putting yourself out there.

Then it happens, and suddenly you find yourself eating a cat on your neighbor’s porch.

No? Never happened to you?

Well, Grace Watkins can’t say the same. Her hunger is growing with each day that passes and her urges are getting harder to control.
No one can explain why her body is changing, except one man.

**Medal Winner of the 2014 New Apple Book Awards in the E-Book Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Category**


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This book was definitely intriguing. But some parts were gross, like flesh eating gross. But as a zombie book, it was pretty well done!

Grace is just like another teenage girl but her appetite is growing everyday which is turning out to be way beyond her control. She realises something is extremely wrong with her as one day she eats a cat out of sheer hunger. And then a horrific chain of events begin. Only one man has the answers to all her questions and he might be able to able to help her. But whatever he is saying, is it even true? Or is Grace falling into more danger than she already was?

This book was zombishly good! Honestly, I don’t think I have ever read a zombie book before so this was definitely a different experience. Grace’s hunger is increasing day by day and she can’t control it anymore. She kills a living cat and eats it which is basically ew but nonetheless she is horrified. But after that a few more incidents happen before she understands the full depth of her situation. The narrative is pretty interesting from start which kept me glued to book. Although the first portion of this book was a bit slow but the pace picked up soon enough.

Grace was a pretty interesting yet normal character, I liked her from the start.  Tristen was a nice character but I don’t know, he was perhaps a bit too nice, I mean if I eat someone I think the other person will probably run in the other direction rather than saving my life! But he stayed through. I do have another theory about him but I’m not gonna say anything as it might spoil a little bit of the story. Dr. Robinson, whom Graces’s mom trusted so much seemed fishy to me as well. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book as the ending of this book was an interesting one which left me wanting for more.

Overall, Turning Grace was a good read. The plot was interesting from the beginning and the characters were good enough. The writing was pretty smooth. I hope I’m able to read the next book soon enough as I can’t wait to know what happens next!

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

JQ DavisQ. Davis is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her husband, an active duty Marine, have no children but consider their pooches, Lucy and Bella, their daughters.
When she was little girl, she aspired to become a writer. But then one day, she learned about zombies…and now she wants to be a zombie.

 

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Review: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Title: Adorkable

Author: Cookie O’Gorman

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: A tini tiny bit warm

Page Count and Format: 283 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: March 31st 2016

Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for this tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal- even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life- and he’s completely clueless.<>

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?


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Okay… this book was adorably cute! Confession: I’ve always wanted to read a book named Adorkable and when I saw this and read the blurb, I couldn’t pass it up. Also it had one of my favourite romantic tropes- best friends to lovers. This book didn’t disappoint and I loved each and every moment of it.

Sally is a dork, she doesn’t have a boyfriend and she doesn’t mind that at all. But her mom and her bestfriend, Hooker cannot stop their matchmaking games, so to stop them from setting blind dates anymore Sally decides to take help from her bestfriend, Becks. He doesn’t hesitate when she asks him. But Hooker doesn’t believe their false charade so they decide to up their game. But Sally doesn’t have to pretend much because she’s already in love with him. Will Becks ever understand Sally’s true feelings for him?

I absolutely love this kind of storyline and it was perfectly executed here. Sally had always been in love with Becks since forever but she had been unable to say anything to him. And when she needed him to be her fake boyfriend he simply agreed. I loved when they were trying to make Hooker believe that what was going on between them was actually true and ironically it was, but both of them could not or did not want to understand that. There is a tini-tiny bit of a love triangle but I actually did not hate that because Ash, the other guy was pretty great and he genuinely liked her.

All the characters were pretty much awesome. However, I think Sally’s mom was a bit over imposing. I understand that she wanted her daughter to find somebody but literally forcing her to do so was quite wrong, pretty much the same for Hooker. Nonetheless, I loved Sally, she was sweet, simple and dorky, she cared about the people close to her. Also I loved her habit- when she was upset or angry she would speak in German without even realizing it. It was pretty funny but that scene at the party kinda broke my heart. Becks was an amazing guy but I wish he would have been a bit more straight forward with Sally but I have to say, I absolutely loved their chemistry and the romance was oh so cute!!

Overall, Adorkable was an awesome read. I loved the storyline and the plot was executed smoothly. The characters were relatable and I fell in love with them. The romance between Sally and Becks were cute and sometimes a bit hot as well. The writing was simple and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to read more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Author Bio:

Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.

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Review: How to Get Your Heart Broken by Rose Fall || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Welcome to my tour stop of How to Get Your Heart Broken by Rose Fall hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: How to Get Your Heart Broken

Author: Rose Fall

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 211 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: March 21st 2016

Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for this tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481


Blurb (from Goodreads):

A self-proclaimed cynic, Eli is unsurprised by her boyfriend’s betrayal. Yet, its impact goes beyond what she realizes; a cruel bet, an array of secrets, and a thousand lessons not yet learned teach her how to trust again as an unlikely boy shows her a kind of love she never knew existed.

After Eli finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she seeks an escape. She heads to the beach to spend the summer before college with her two best friends. When Eli is unable to move past the betrayal, the girls devise a distraction; a bet about their handsome neighbor. Yet their thoughtless competition goes too far and their friendships are tested as they began to wonder how much they really know about each other and themselves. In the chaos, they manage to learn the truth about love, self-acceptance, and the journey back from rock bottom.


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This book was quite a bit different from what I was expecting but nonetheless I ended up enjoying it. Eli’s heart breaks when she catches her boyfriend cheating at a party in her own house. Along with Eli’s two best friends- Rachel and Ash, they decide to spend their summer at Ash’s beach house left by her grandfather before they start their respective colleges. Rachel comes up with a plan to make Eli forget her betrayal by her boyfriend by making Jessie, the guy next door fall in love with any of them and then by breaking his heart. They reluctantly agree and promise that they will not fall in love in the process but what’s going to happen when Eli finds herself breaking that promise?

The plot was… different. Definitely different. Rachel comes up with an entire plan on how to stop Eli from moping anymore over her ex-boyfriend and start living but before doing that she needs to get it out of her system and hence the revenge plan. I felt Rachel’s plan was a bit like Miss Havisham’s in Great Expectations because she wanted to break every man’s heart in order to satisfy her need for revenge because her heart was broken as well. Although the plan was weird but watching them trying to attract Jessie and impress him at first was quite enjoyable. I liked the trio’s friendship, although it was not at all normal but they were there for each other.

Eli was an okay protagonist. I liked her but I was quite surprised when she easily agreed to Rachel’s plan. I liked that when she found herself falling for Jessie she tried to tell him the truth about their plan but she should have tried harder. Jessie was an easy going likable guy. I enjoyed how the story flowed out although I felt some parts dragged out a bit. I was a bit surprised towards the ending as well, I would have been actually very angry if there was no epilogue but thankfully it made up for it.

Overall, How to Get Your Heart Broken was a different kind of read. The plot was executed well and although I couldn’t connect with the characters much, nonetheless I liked them. The writing was simple and easy to read. I easily finished this book in a few sittings.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Author Bio:

Rose Fall was born in New York City to Senegalese immigrant parents. She is currently studying Communication and Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Her debut novel “How to Get Your Heart Broken” is set to be released Spring 2016. You can find her at her blog here.

 

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