Saturday, 3 June 2017

Review: When It's Real

Synopsis

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?


I have mixed feelings about this book.
I mean I like it, but I expected more drama because.. um, hello.. Royals!!
But no, this one is really sweet, quick and fun summer read.

"If she's angry at me , then that means she's not ignoring me. I don't like being ignored."


Oakley and Vaughn have an amazing chemistry. They are pretty great together. I loved seeing them bicker 24/7 :D

"I can't believe my girlfriend is such a prude."
-"I can't believe my boyfriend is such a douche."


Oh, that was fun!!


I love books that have social media in it because I'm an addict when it comes to Instagram. :D
And there were some really fun tweets between those two.. It kinda reminded me of Spencer by Kerry Heavens (You should read that book, if you haven't already, you won't regret it).


Overall, When It's Real is cute and enjoyable read that will leave you laughing in no time. It's perfect for beach days. You can read it in one sitting, just like I did. So grab your hat, pick up a margarita and off you go!


When It's Real Playlist ♥
Feder - Lordly ft. Alex Aiono
Mickey Valen - Meet Me ft. Noe
Halsey - Not Afraid Anymore
Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
Miley Cyrus - Malibu
Elle King - Wild Love
Marian Hill - Down
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito ft. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber - Company
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?


About The Author
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? -Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? -Breaking up.
#1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals series.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Review: Blood on Paper

Synopsis

In these pages, Poet Victoria Raine takes us on a journey of her deepest, darkest moments, of trials, failures and betrayals. In hopes, that others not feel so alone through theirs.
You find yourself haunted by the heartache that is almost tangible in these pages, and exhilarated for her triumph over suffering and adversity.
Through her tribulations, her endurance and faith were tested many times over. She shared the beauty in the lessons and the grace through the pain. She found an inner strength she didn’t know she had through the power of perseverance, and ultimately surrendering to spirit to sort it all out and lead the way.
This book will make you fall back in love with the magic poetry brings into our hearts and enrichment into our lives.


"Are we waiting to die
or dying to live"


Wow. Victoria really touched me deeply with this incredible work of art. You can tell she poured her heart and soul into this.

This is going to be a tricky review to write because every page is a new tale, a new feeling, a new life.

"She's been out past the shadows
become part of the underworld
she gave away all her virtues
and threw away all her pearls"



This book slayed all my emotions. I could actually feel the emotion behind the words, and I'm still absolutely astonished about it.
There is a lot of suffering in this book, which is part of what makes it so raw and intense.
In this gorgeous collection Victoria Raine addresses some of the darkest and most hopeful matters of the human heart.

"This is what I wanted?
For this I've begged borrowed and stole?
Her laughter now just beyond
the edge of control"



When you pick up your copy you'll see that this book is so heartbreaking but at the same time really healing.

"All the things I did not want
were all the things that I got"


She addresses what it feels like to be broken and to be stronger on your own.

"I've let go
I have broken free"


The poems in this book are beautiful, tragic, raw, and inspirational. There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book. Blood on Paper is definitely going to stay on my mind for a while, and I hope to come back to it time and (time) again.


Blood on Paper Playlist ♥
Camila Cabello - I Have Questions
Olivia O'Brien - Empty
Mary Noyes - Haunted
Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
Sanja Vučić - Goodbye (Shelter)
London Grammar - Sights
Rupert Pope - Catch Me
Ruelle - Where Do We Go From Here
GEMS - W/O U
Empress Of - Water Water
Frances - What Is Love
Dihaj - Skeletons


About the Author
Victoria Raine has been writing poetry since she was a teenage girl. After a poetry writing assignment in 9th grade, her English teacher asked to see her after class, and requested she bring in anything else she had written, after reviewing her work she encouraged Victoria to continue writing. Since then, Victoria Raine has filled countless notebooks and only recently decided to publish her work. Blood on Paper is the first book being published in 2014.
Victoria Raine is the CEO of Kairos Cards in Virginia Beach, Virginia specializing in cards with heartfelt messages capturing your treasured moments with poetic prose and specialized artwork for each collection. Her cards will begin featuring upcoming artist for new collections in 2014.
Victoria resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she enjoys her gardens and her dogs Samson, Gypsy and Sophie. Her son lives on the west coast who is a musician and writer.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Review: Hades Hangmen Series

Synopsis

It Ain't Me, Babe
Sinning never felt so good…
A fortuitous encounter.
A meeting that should never have happened.


Heart Recaptured
Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.


Souls Unfractured
"For fractured souls are like magnets.
Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…"


It Ain't Me, Babe is the first book in Hades Hangmen series and it revolves around Mae A.K.A. Salome (runaway girl) and the President of the notorious Hades Hangmen MC - Styx (River). They are both broken on so many levels but at the end I just couldn't think of two better suited characters for each other.

"You will never know, but in the two darkest moments of my life, you have shown up. You say it ain't you who is good and who will keep me safe, but you already have. You have saved my life twice."


Heart Recaptured follows Lilah (Delilah), a girl that is so terrified of the outside world and Ky (Kyler) - VP and the biggest manwhore in the MC. Despite their differences they find in each other what they were looking for their whole life. Watching them grow feelings for each other was the best part of this book.

"He was my very own forbidden fruit, one of which I had to keep far far away."


Souls Unfractured
The love story between Maddie (Magdalene) and my favorite Hangmen - Flame really shattered me. They are both so damaged but that's what drew them together in the first place.
This book will made you fell all the feels. It's really intense and it's far hardest book in series, so you need to prepare yourself with tissues. Believe me!

"I know I'm different. I know I don't see the world like everyone else does. But I want to see your world, Maddie. Even if it's the only one I'll ever understand."


These are the first MC books I've read. Little did I know about these series when I first picked them up but the covers drew me in. Who would have guessed that it would became one of my all time favorites.
It was really hard reading about what happened to those little girls, about their hard life at the Commune. I wasn't able to think straight for days.

I've read few other MC books but nothing could compare to this. It's just different and shows us more than just a love story. It's beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. Hades Hangmen series are full of drama, angst, violence, taboo subjects and shocking revelations. Just how I like it. When it comes to Tillie Cole you'll never end up disappointed. 10..... 10..... 10..... 10 STARS!!! ♥


P.S. Deep Redemption will be out in July and I'm counting down the days. I'm so, so, sooo excited! #TheProphetIsComing

Hades Hangmen Playlist
Hozier - Better Love
The Civil Wars - Devil's Backbone
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Hidden Citizens - I Ran
Amber Run - I Found
Joy Williams - Until the Levee
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Jasmine Thompson - Adore
Alan Walker - Sing Me To Sleep
Tove Lo - Scars
Sia - Alive
Hozier - Take Me to Church
Linkin Park - Catle of Glass
BIRDY - Shelter


About The Author
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and multitude of rescue animals. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Proffesional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Rolmance, Dark Romance. Young Adult and New Adult novels.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Review: Paper Princess

Synopsis

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.


When I first saw this cover I instantly fell in love (I think everyone who follows me on Instagram noticed that :D) . It reminded me of Kiera Cass's Selection series (that's on my TBR list, in case you're interested :D ).


Ella Harper is a survivor.

"My life is mine. I live it. I control it."

It's really rare that I like heroine in books, but Ella is something else. She's really tough and even if she's alone in the world she seems to manage it quite well without anyone's help.


Reed Royal.

"The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake."

Yep, that kind of sums it up. But if you want to know more about our new hottie, you need to read this book. PRONTO!


I loved seeing tension between Ella and Reed. It was so passionate. Their story reminded me of Hessa (After by Anna Todd). It's really intriguing, it's full of twist and turns and you won't be able to put it down.

"You're playing a dangerous game," he rasps out.
"I don't know any other way to play it."



Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick are an amazing authors and their writing is marvelous. They really have a way with words.

“No one wants to be ruined. We all want to be saved.”

There are so many unanswered questions, so many secrets and so many lies that I can't wait for July to come to get my hands on Broken Prince.
If you haven't read Paper Princess yet, you should really get on that. I highly recommend it. It's definitely one of my favorite reads this year.

P.S. Did I ever mentioned that I hate cliffhangers???? Well I do. I hate them!! These Royals really ruined me.


Paper Princess Playlist ♥
BANKS - You Should Know Where I'm Coming From
Imagine Dragons - Demons
The Federal - You Don't Wan't Me Around ft. Rachael Kime
Jhene Aiko - Lyin King
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
Nick Jonas - Chains
Yall - Hundred Miles ft. Gabriela Richardson
Rixton - Wait On Me
Aluna George - I'm In Control
Years & Years - Desire ft. Tove Lo
Years & Years - Eyes Shut
Years & Years - Ties
Halsey - Empty Gold
Halsey - Control
Halsey - Trouble
Halestorm - I Miss The Misery


About The Author
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors, Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? -Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? -Breaking up.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Review: You

Synopsis

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.


"I watch you daily, I watch you go to bed, I watch you wake up, I watch you all the time.."

This book is really fucked up...on so many levels.

I'm sitting here and don't know what to write.

I haven't read anything like this since The Girl on the Train (and yes, there's no similarities except stalking). But Joe bring stalking to a whole new level.
These characters are so crazy... No they are deranged. Big time! Their whole relationship is so wrong, so sick and so unhealthy, but that's what makes this book so good.



"You are a woman and I am a man and we belong in the dark together."


Joe, for starters, is so twisted that my mind was spinning the whole time .......

"You are gone, forever and she is here, now."


He's so smart, so shrewd and so psycho. Aaaaand he watched too many chick flicks. I mean, seriously???
But I kind of liked him. It's like I was in his head, living his life, hearing his crazy thoughts. This man has some crazy shit going on in his head.
I could rant about it for hours but you just need to read the book to understand it.



"Before you, there was Candace. She was stubborn too, so I'm gonna be patient with you, same way I was patient with her. I am not gonna hold it against you that in that old, bulky laptop computer of yours you write about every fucking thing in the world except me. I'm no idiot, Beck. I know how to search a hard drive and I know I'm not in there and I know you don't even own anything resembling a notebook or a diary.
One possible theory: You write about me in the notepad on your phone. Hope remains."



"I don't like you right now. You make me do terrible things like hold you down and clap my hand over your mouth."

Beck... Hmmm Beck. I don't know.. She's just meh..
Really fucked up, just like Joe, but I didn't like her. She's an attention seeker (at all costs) and I don't like that kind of people. I just don't.

"You're not afraid of me, of anyone. Men love you. You know it. No man can ever be a mouse in your house because you'll always have someone - a hot clerk in a bookstore, a horny shrink, a closeted rich girl. Someone will always watch over you and you believe that you are special. In the cage, you feel loved, not trapped. Just like me."


The writing is amazing. Kepnes really knows how to pull you in. I need to know more about my new favorite psycho but I will make a break to recover myself first. Sooo, Hidden Bodies wait for me.

When it comes to rating...
It's not that I didn't like this book. I did, very much. It was addictive but I expected more mystery, more drama, just more.. Sooo 4.2 stars from me!

I couldn't help but think of Bang La Decks' song Kuedon the whole time I was reading this book. :D


About The Author
Caroline Kepnes is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. After graduating from Brown University, Caroline moved to New York where she covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly and Tiger Beat. She also worked as a staff writer on the first season of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Caroline’s second novel, Hidden Bodies, is the follow-up to her debut novel, You, which was optioned by Showtime. Caroline now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes fiction, drinks artificially sweetened caffeinated beverages, and avoids freeways.


Friday, 18 March 2016

Review: A Thousand Boy Kisses

Synopsis

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.


There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book.

I was up almost all night reading it and I never wanted it to end. It's the type of book that sticks with you and leaves you in tears in no time.

"I have come to understand that death, for the sick, is not hard to endure. For us, eventually, our pain ends, we go to a better place. But for those left behind, their pain only magnifies."

Poppy's and Rune's story is truly beautiful and heartbreaking. They pulled my heartstrings, and I couldn't think of two better suited characters for each other.

"A life without Poppy. No infinity. No forever always. Just ... nothing."

I loved this book. Like crazy... It's so much more than a love story.


It's been a while since I've read anything quite so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. This story was really heavy and unforgettable and I was crying all through it but I couldn't have asked for a better ending to it.

"There was no beginning to us and no end."

It's just so fantastic and I keep going back and re-reading things because this book had me wrapped around it's finger!
I'm seriously mind blown with this book. It's definitely in my top 5 favorite books of this year. You will fall in love with this book and never be able to get out of it.

"The best things in life die quickly, like cherry blossom. Because something so beautiful can never last forever, shouldn't last forever. It stays for a brief moment in time to remind us how precious life is, before fading away just as quickly as it came."


Tillie will make you feel all the feels. She killed this book! If you haven't read anything by her you are truly missing out on some absolutely fantastic books and stories. Tillie always creates such moving and inspirational reads, and this one doesn't disappoint.

"I didn't know why, but capturing moments fascinated me. Maybe it was because sometimes all we get are moments. There are no do-overs; whatever happens in a moment defines life - perhaps it is life. But capturing a moment on film keeps that moment alive, forever. To me, photography was magic."

A thousand "as special as special can be" stars!


A Thousand Boy Kisses Playlist ♥
Rupert Pope - Infinite ft. Daniel Knigh
Major Lazer - Be Together ft. Wild Belle
3 Dors Down - Here Without You
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Odessa - I Will Be There
Raign - Don't Let Me Go
Ruelle - Where Do We Go From Here
Sofia Karlberg - Writings On The Wall
Hilary Duff - Someone's Watching Over Me
Faith Hill - There You'll Be
Woodkid - Never Let You Down ft. Lykke Li
Rihanna - Final Goodbye
Years & Years - Eyes Shut
Tom Odell - Heal
Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Hidden Citizens - I Ran
London Grammar - Stay Awake
London Grammar - Hey Now
London Grammar - Sights
Sigma - Coming Home ft. Rita Ora
Emeli Snade - My Kind Of Love


About The Author
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and multitude of rescue animals. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance. Young Adult and New Adult novels.



Monday, 7 March 2016

Review: After Series

Synopsis

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER ... Life will never be the same.


So much tension. So much drama. So, so, sooo good. ♥

"My life before him was so simple and decided, now after him...It's just...After."

This is the millionth time I'm reading these series and I still can't get enough. I was hooked from page one.

"I don't know what it is about this novel that brings me to read and reread it so many damn times, but I always find myself skimming the pages of the dark tale. It's fucked up, really - two people coming together, then falling apart. Destroying themselves and everyone around them because they were too selfish and stubborn to get their shit together.
But to me that's the best type of fucking story. I want to feel something while I'm reading, and sappy, roses-and-sunshine novels make me want to vomit on their pages and burn away the evidence afterward."


Yeah, Hardin, I couldn't agree more...


My favorite book from the series is After, but I think After We Fell is the second. I love Hardin and Tessa, I love their chemistry, I love their dynamics and I love their fights. These books weren't boring for me because they're full of drama and I looove drama. :D You really need to be in a proper mood for these books.

Anna Todd is an amazing author that messes with your emotions like no other. After Series are a real emotional roller coaster. Frustration, shock, anger, sadness, excitement, swooning, happiness... Yeah, it's all there, you just pick.


One more thing I love about the After series is the connection with Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

"I never wish to be parted from you this day on."


Reading other reviews I've discovered that Hardin really pissed off some girls, but not me, nah uh. Well, he's possessive, little short on his temper, but also he's sweet and caring, plus did I mentioned that he's British? Yep, can't go wrong there.

"I bring out the worst in you, but you bring out the best in me."

Tessa, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. She's an innocent girl with tendency to become trapped in bad decisions.


These two fight a battle through this story. Figuratively and literally. They are like a tornado, destroying themselves and everyone else around them. But it is amazing to see how they develop more over time.
These series will make you feel all the feels. If you haven't read these books, you are really missing out on an amazing series.

"It’s not so easy to walk away from someone when he has made his way into every cell, when he has taken over every thought, and he has been responsible for the best and worst feelings I’ve ever had. No one, not even the doubting part of me, can make me feel bad for loving passionately and hoping desperately that I could have that great love that I’ve read about in novels."


P.S. I really don't like this Harry Styles guy (sorry One Direction fans), so I'm imagining a different, better looking Hardin thank you very much.

After Series Playlist
Halestorm - I Miss The Misery
Florence + The Machine - Never Let Me Go
Zayn - Pillowtalk
The XX - Infinity
Frances - When It Comes To Us ft. RITUAL
The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away
MØrland - A Monster Like Me ft. Debrah Scarlett
Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline
Naughty Boy - Think About It ft. Wiz Khalifa, Ella Eyre
Raign - Don't Let Me Go
Clairity - Exorcism
Shawn Mendes - Stitches ft. Hailee Steinfeld
London Grammar - Nightcall
Kodaline - High Hopes
Grace - You Don't Own Me
RITUAL - Too Deep ft. Delilah


About The Author
Anna Todd is a writer spending her days in the Austin area with her husband, with whom she beat half the statistics by getting married one month after graduating high school. Between her husband's three deployments to Iraq, she worked odd jobs from a makeup counter to the IRS processing counter. Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true.