Monday, March 30, 2015


Fallen (Fallen, #1)What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .

Wow well I went into this blind, I had basically no idea what was going to happen or what it was about. I own the second book and half read the synopsis of it originally so knew I wanted to read it so wanted to start at book one. Good thing I did I would have been sooo lost. Overall this book is good. Not amazing but good. I feel like it could have been better like the book being narrated in third person threw my off several times. (I kept thinking who is this she????) I am excited to read the second book to see what happens next. This book is similar to The Mara Dyer series. Not totally but it has some similarities in areas.   

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Story of Awkward

The Story of AwkwardIf you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story.
If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story.

This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light.

This story is ugly.
This story is complicated.
This story is emotional.
This story is tragic.

In short, this story is about being awkward.

Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she’s drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy.

At nineteen, Peregrine leaves her home, her sketchbook, and awkwardness behind. But what happens when something goes wrong in the world of Awkward? Trapped inside of her complex realm with the bully she thought to leave behind, Peregrine discovers there is nothing worse than falling for your own villain.

The story of awkward is well... awkward. The story of awkward isn't how these books are normally written, it was more in a fun way then a serious type way. I overall really liked the book, the only thing I don't really like about it was that there wasn't a lot about the main characters, there was some obvious things, like fears, but nothing much deeper then that. Overall its good, not amazing but good. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

13643567The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't. She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?


The In Between

23500346Tara Jenkins and Justin Westcroft used to be childhood BFFs. Now in high school, Justin’s a popular, all-star athlete, and Tara spends her days admiring him from afar. But when Tara saves Justin from nearly drowning in a freak accident, he’s unable to get her out of his mind. In no time at all, Tara and Justin fall deeply in love. And even though it’s only high school, they seem destined for a Happily Ever After.

Until tragedy strikes—and this time, Justin’s not so lucky. Tara passes through her days as a shell of her former self: Justin’s dead, but she can still feel his presence, and she can’t seem to let him go.

But there’s a reason for that, and it’s not just grief: Justin is In Between, and he’s still holding on.

They say that when someone saves you, you’re tied to them for life. But what about in the afterlife?

I recieved this book through Netgalley for review. I wasn't sure what kind of book this was going to be. I was hoping  it was going to be different then it is. The ending was very syfy. It wasn't really a probability to at least for me.  So overall I would only give it a 3 star rating overall. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


BombWhen Genesis goes on an internet date she is only anxious that this latest guy won't be 'The One'. She's not at all worried about meeting a dodgy bloke or getting in too deep. And when her date appears she texts her best mate, Jackson, to let him know that she thinks this time, he just might be 'The One'. And he texts her back with a huge: I LIKE.

It's the one all right. But not in the way she expects.

For when Genesis wake

To her horror, Genesis has become an agent of mass destruction. The countdown to detonation begins now...s up the next day, she can't remember a thing. She can't remember where she is, or how she got there. And she can hardly move because she is strapped into some kind of body armour ... and then a voice sounds in her head: 'Get on to the 37 going north. You are strapped to a vest made entirely of explosives. At the push of one button I can detonate you right where you stand.'

I wanted to like this book more but it wasn't as good. It had suspence and all but that was it. And it had a weird ending. I wanted to lik it more but couldn't.

I recieved this book from netgalley for a review. 


Caleb is perfect in every way, almost too perfect and Gwen has never felt so happy. He is hers and she is his. Life can't get much better and their love can't get any stronger. That is until mistakes are made and their world comes crumbling down. She's left alone with no money, no home and a growing person invading her stomach. How will she survive?

Forced to leave culinary school, the job she needs and the home they made together. Gwen finds a knight in the most unlikely source. Caleb's brother Nathan. A complex man with a phobia she doesn't understand and mannerisms that aren't of this day and age, will she be able to melt his seemingly frozen heart and become his friend? Or will he forever push her away and wallow in his loneliness and self loathing?

OH MY GOSH. What did I just read???? This book was stinking AMAZING. The first couple of chapters were very cheesy and then it takes a huge turn and turns into an amazing story and the cheesyness floats away from the rest of the story. It is an amazing read! I need to read the second book but don't want to pay $3 for an e book. Especially when this one was free on amazon. Overall AMAZING! The only down fall is that there is a little to much in the sexual area's of the book. But i overlooked that because the rest was amazing. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightFour minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?

 I loved this book. I was only looking for a filler to read while i was waiting on the rest of the Mara Dyer trilogy to come in at the library and saw this on my Kindle list and had heard good things so figured why not? Turns out this is one of the best book i have ever gotten for free! I loved the story, the length was perfect, i loved that it WAS a chessy romance. It was a lot like Anna and the french kiss, but has less character development but this book only covers around a 24 hour stretch, not a long period of time like Anna was. Overall, ITS AMAZING. GO AND READ IT! 

Graphic Planet

16652962Retold in graphic novel form, Sherlock Holmes investigates the case of a solicitor accused of murder.
Was Okay, wasnt very mysterious and the mystery wasn't explained very well. 

5126894- Original Shakespeare dialog
- Glossary of terms
- Biography of Shakespeare and play background included
- Famous phrases provided
 Another case of meh. It was okay but hard to understand. If I didn't have a small knowledge of Hamlet I would have been completely lost. 

2580002A good man takes a potion that turns him into a freak of pure evil. A reasonable scientist is transformed - through the agency of science itself - into the living embodiment of unreason. Like the vampire and the werewolf, the sundered personae of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have worked their way into our collective unconscious, expressing both our ambivalence with science and our deepest questions about what is knowable in human nature.

First off this isn't horror. If this is what horror is I have been avoiding horror movies for no reason. Overall I wasn't a huge fan of any of these. I have had them a while and just wanted to burn through them and see if they were even worth keeping. Guess the answer is no, they aren't. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jesus Outside the Lines

22801012The moderate middle ground has vanished in our culture, as Internet sites and cable news programs present the world as a fight between two opposing sides. We are being forced to take sides on whatever the popular issue of the day is--whether it is health care or marriage, whether it's a scientific worldview or a religious one. Polarizing us-versus-them discussions dominate Twitter, seeking to divide us. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is tired of the bickering--and he is weary of the Jesus he loves being forced into the ideological boxes of our day. "Jesus Outside the Lines" presents Jesus the way he is: someone who doesn't fit into our culture's categories. In many ways, Jesus is a paradox. For Scott, that is where we can experience true freedom from the popular stereotypes of Christianity. Jesus offers an awe-inspiring vision of the world--and the one to come--that is both beautiful and true. That is why we can move beyond the polarizing conversations and toward that vision, the real Jesus, and our neighbor. In "Jesus Outside the Lines," you will experience a fresh perspective of Jesus, who will not (and should not) fit into the sides.
This book will shake the foundation of all that we think of Christianity and how we fit into the "box" that's been laid out for us. We all can learn much from this book and what Scott Sauls is trying to teach us through it. Why take sides when we don't always have to? Overall this book is amazing and I will definitely be reaching for this more then once. It is written in a upbeat sermon type way, instead of having references to scripture , he tells you why he brought it up and what it has to do with what he had to say. Over all i loved this and highly recommend it. 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

11408650Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 
She's wrong.

THIS BOOK. What is there to say about this amazing, addictive, and suspenseful read? Just that you must read it, you must! But have the rest of the series handy so you can just keep going. ( I have to wait on the library since I only own the first one. Dont be me) I highly recommend it and fell like it fits a lot of peoples taste, since it explores many different kinds of literature.  Seriously just go and read it. And can I have Noah Shaw please? PLEASE?! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Book of Strange New Things

20697435It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. 

Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us. 

Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that madeThe Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.
I was not a fan of this ( so much I never finished it). It as so slow in getting anywhere, I felt like the story wasn't thought out very well and there was a lot of times there wasn't enough explaining. If it cut out some of the incredibly long and boring "emails" from Peter and his wife that would have helped. 
I received this book for review through Blogging for Books.