June 28, 2015

Things we know by heart by Jessi Kirby Review

Things we know by heart 
by Jessi Kirby
Published on April 21st 2015
HaperTeen, 304 pages

When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. 

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.

- Goodreads.com description

Jessi Kirby did it again! Her book, Golden was stunning, and I knew this one will not disappoint one bit. And it didn't! This book is absolutely beautiful. It's real and it's sad, and it deals with letting go, moving on and start living again. I adored this book so much.

June 25, 2015

All these things I've done by Gabrielle Zevin Review

All these things I've done 
Birthright #1
by Gabrielle Zevin
Published on September 6th 2011
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 354 pages

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.
- Goodreads.com description
There are no words for how excited I was for All these things I've done. I loved the title and the premises of the book. But I must say it was very disappointing.

June 23, 2015

Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Week Blitz


We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's SCORCHED!! SCORCHED is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Frigid Series. And be sure to grab FRIGID, the first standalone in this amazing series!!
 

May 17, 2015

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Review

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Published on September 1st 1998
Harper Perennial, 268 pages

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

- Goodreads.com description

What on earth did I just read?

May 04, 2015

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III Blog Tour Review + Interview

http://www.virtualauthorbooktours.com/?p=4053
The Unholy
by Paul DeBlassie III
Publisher: Sunstone Press (October, 2013) Category: New Age Fiction/Metaphysical Thriller, Paranormal Thriller Tour Date: April & May 2015 Available in: Print & ebook,  203 Pages

Winner of the 2014 International Book Award and the Pinnacle Achievement Award! A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

April 29, 2015

Legend by Marie Lu Review

Legend
Legend #1
by Marie Lu
Published on November 29th 2011
Putnam Juvenile, 305 pages

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.


- Goodreads.com description

Oh man, this reminds me again and again why I freaking love dystopia books so fucking much. Loved this book. Nothing but praise to God, or in this case, Marie Lu, cause holy shit this book is incredible. 

April 25, 2015

April 2015 24-hour Read-a-thon is here!

Hi there!

It's nice to see you all again. Working weekends sucks sometimes, so I will have to go to work in between, but I will be back as soon as I can. I always have a great time with you guys! This is gonna be tons of fun :) Twitter blast and all!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Edinburgh, Scotland!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All lined up by Cora Carmack - considering I have to go to work too, one book will probably all I can manage. Thank god is not a competition! :D 

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Coffee. Lots of coffee. And chocolate chip cookies.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I come from Slovenia, but I live in Scotland. I am doing a Master in Psychology of Individual Differences. I am in my second year and submitted my last assignment last Thursday. I am only left with my dissertation to write now.


5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Last readathon I had to study for an assignment, so instead of romance novels I was reading scientific articles about behavioural frontotemporal dementia. This time around should be more fun than that! ;)

You can find me on twitter@neabarabea
You can find me on Goodreads

Happy readathon people out there. I hope you are gonna have an incredible and unforgettable time. And good luck :)



April 21, 2015

Hero by Samantha Young Review

Hero
by Samantha Young
Published on February 3rd 2015
NAL, 404 pages

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again… 

- Goodreads.com description

Romance. Twists. Sex. Secrets. Betrayal. This book has it all. And I loved every second of it!

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