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Isla and the Happily Ever After - Book Breakdown

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?  Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.  Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series. Book Breakdown  *MINOR SPOILER ALERT* This one is my favorite of all of them! I thought nothing would top Anna and the French Kiss but I was so wrong. Isla is adorable with her long time crush on Josh. I thoug

50/50 Friday - World You'd Like/Not Like to Live in

This fun meme is hosted by myself and Laura from  Blue Eye Books  every Friday. Come join us! What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week World You'd Like/Not Like to Live in This one is sooo easy for me to choose. The one I would choose to live forever in, would be the Harry Potter world. It's so amazing and I've even dreamed I lived there once. I mean it would be so great! Would Live: Harry Potter World The world I'd never want to live in... that would be the Hunger Games. I mean, while I'd be safe from everything... my daughter would not be. She'd be of age one day and that I'd have to fear her safety every year. No thank you.  Never Live: The Hunger Games Topic for Next Week --> Best/Worst Book Read in April

Spoilers - Thursday's Disscusion

So we all love to discuss our favorite books. Anywhere we can, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, on our blog and so on. But when is it safe to post spoilers? Should we ever talk about spoilers?  So personally, if I want to discuss spoilers I just put a spoiler warning on my post but I don't if it's on twitter and I only do on Facebook in the groups that make that part of their rules.  I don't want to spoil people but at the same time, it shouldn't keep us from talking about the books I love and have read. Also maybe I think this way because I don't mind spoilers, I'll still enjoy the book just the same if I get spoiled a little.  I don't want people not to talk about the books or part of the books they love just because I've not read it yet and they have. No, they should get to talk about the book and enjoy it wholeheartedly.  So yeah, I'm probably the only one in the world that doesn't mind spoilers though I do try and not spoil it whenever I can. L

Restraint (Revelation #2) - Book Breakdown

A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER. A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED. AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN. One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?  Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything. Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint. Book Breakdown  This one picks up closely to where we left off. Eve is still trying to move past the death of her best friend and it's not easy. She blames herself for being so preoccupied with the sexy Asher. She tries to stay away from him but it doesn't work and in between her being kidnaped and all the crap going on with Lucifer and his minions, she's falling harder for Asher and he's falling back. Tho

It's My Birthday!

Today is my birthday. My partner and I are going out to eat somewhere fancy and then he's taking me to the book store and letting me get some books. I couldn't ask for a better day than that! I'm so excited! I thought I was going to have to work today but when my boss found out it was my birthday she let me off! How sweet is that? Anyway, I hope you guys are having a great week so far and reading something really good. 

Music Monday - Rihanna

This meme is hosted over at Always Me While I will say that her newest album isn't her best in my opinion. I still love her and her music. I've loved her since her very first album. I actually went out and bought the CD... I bought it on iTunes too. I just loved it so much. She is so talented.

Days of Blood and Starlight - Book Breakdown

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream? Book Breakdown  “Once upon a time, an angel and a

At First Blush - ARC Breakdown

Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can't wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. And when she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be the make it or break it moment. But sometimes your dream job isn't all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, and her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine's feature subject , musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life? Fans of Zoella's GIRL ONLIN

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Book in the Contemporary Genre

This fun meme is hosted by myself and Laura from  Blue Eye Books  every Friday. Come join us! What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Favorite/Least favorite book in the ____ genre (choice genre) So I've chosen Contemporary because it was the easier for me. I don't read that much of this genre so I have clear winners and clear losers. So let's jump into it! Least Favorite  This was just too fluffy and too light and it felt fake at times. I just didn't like it that much. Favorite  Paper Princess I love how gritty this is, I real it is. Teens act like this and I loved that. Yeah there are some parts that are unrealistic but it was mainly in the beginning and once past that I loved the characters.  Topic for Next Week World you'd like/not like to live in 

Modern Censorship

So by the title alone, I'm sure you know this is going to be a post that will step on some toes. That being said, I still want my opinion out there. Even though I'm been told quite a few times my opinion doesn't matter because I look white. I don't care, I'm so sick of it.  So I'm sure you'll all seen what's going on in the YA Book Community. If you haven't, then you've been very lucky. So for those that have no idea what I'm talking about. Let's jump right into it.  There has been some books coming out that people have jumped on and said some of these books contain some very bad things. One of these book even got pulled back and it's being rewritten to fit with these people's ideals.... so we will never read the book the way the author intended. Never. Unless you are lucky enough to have gotten an ARC.  We will never get to read that book. Let that sink it. Really think about that. Your choice in the matter of reading that book t

Top Ten Tuesday - Reeling Me In

This meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish These are ten things that will make me instantly want to buy a book. These aren't in any order really as any of these will make me want to read a book.  10) Vampires I know, I know. This probably has a lot of you rolling your eyes and thinking the vampire thing is so over. It will never be over for me. I LOVE vampires. It's still my dream to be one... don't know how that will work because they aren't real but hey, I'm holding on for hope! 9) Sarah J Mass If she writes it, I'm buying it. No ifs and/or buts. I will buy it and there is a 98% chance that I will love it.  8) Asia I love Asia! Japan, Korea, Singapore, China... any books set in Asia will pull me in. I love anything I can get my hands on from these wonderful places.  7) Gothic/Dark Book Cover Yep. I love dark and gothic book covers. I have stopped dead in a book store once just because out of the corner of my eyes I saw this book with a girl in a lon

Music Monday - Shakira

This fun meme is hosted over at Always Me I've been living for Shakira lately. Her voice is amazing and she is so talented. She can dance and sing her ass off. She is so beautiful and she speaks at least two languages. With all of that, she is pretty dang talented.  Am I the only one that thinks Spanish sounds so beautiful? Even more so when it's sung. Ugh It's so pretty I can't even.

13 Reasons Why - Review (Netflix Series)

This show... I've been trying to think of what to say. To put my feelings into words but it's so hard. I can say this is amazing. It made me smile and sob big ugly tears a lot. It ripped my heart out and then at times gave me some small hope.  This series is based off the book that was published in 2007 by Jay Asher. I want to say that I have never read the book and I don't know if I ever will. The show hit me so hard.... books always hit me harder then TV or movies so I don't think I could take reading the book without becoming a huge mess and laying around for days on the sofa crying my eyes out.  Hannah Baker. A beautiful girl whose life was ruined by bullies. It all started with s simple picture... and it got increasingly awful from there. She makes these tapes before she kills herself and asks that they be left for every person who helped in her choice to end her life.  Which is where Clay comes in, he's the one we follow the most in this series and we get to s

RoseBlood - Review (Problematic Book Breakdown)

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.  At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known. So I've decided to start calling my review

50/50 Friday - Lightest/Darkest Book (themes or atmosphere)

This fun meme is hosted by myself and Laura from  Blue Eye Books  every Friday. Come join us! What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Lightest/Darkest Book (Themes or Atmosphere) So a light book...  This book is so light and fluffy that I felt like I got a cavity just from reading it. So yeah. A dark book... this one was so easy for me to chose, I usually prefer the darker books, they just attract me more. The first one that came to mind is... The Hunger Games I mean making teens and children kill each other... you can't get much darker than that really.  Next Week's Topic Favorite/Least favorite book in the ____ genre (choice genre)