Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Things I Know About Love by Kate le Vann


Things I know about love.

1. People don't always tell you the truth about how they feel.
2. Nothing that happens between two people is guaranteed to be private.
3. I don't know if you ever get over having your heart broken.

Livia Stowe's past experiences with love have been nothing but disappointing, but all that is about to change. After years of illness, she's boarding a plane for the first time to spend the summer in Princeton, New Jersey, with her brother who's studying abroad. This Brit is determined to make the most of her American summer and to record every moment of it in her private blog.

America is everything that Livia's ever dreamed of. And then she meets Adam.

Swept up in the promise of romance and the magical New York City that Adam shows her, Livia is smitten, but with all she knows about love, is Livia really ready to risk her heart again?

My Thoughts:

This was another short book! The book started out well, talking about how the main character Livia was going on a vacation to America to visit her older brother. It was interesting to read the book in it's blog format, but I felt like the blog posts were just too long. If you read a regular blog, the posts are no where near as long as these were. I also felt like the book didn't flow very well. One minute you were in the present and then the next you were in the past hearing about one of Livia's old boyfriends. I could have done without that. I also didn't care for the ending. It was not a happy ending and it was very abrupt. I really wish that this book was longer. It would have made the storyline a little more interesting.

When Mike Kissed Emma by Christine Marciniak


Emma Landon has a plan: she's going to be in the high school musical and sing the most romantic song possible to her boyfriend. She's not looking for the lead, just a decent part where she and Trevor can dance together on stage. The plan starts to unravel when she gets the starring role, and playing opposite her is not her perfect boyfriend, but the school loner, Biker Mike. When Mike kisses Emma at the school dance, everything changes. Emma must figure out what is more important—the way things look or something deeper.
I enjoyed this book. It was short, but I thought that the author got her point across, even if the book didn't have 300 pages. The book starts out with the main character Emma trying out for a play. She gets a part in the play and so does Biker Mike, a new student who is different from everyone else. I liked how the author made Emma into a strong female character. Emma started out a bit shakily, but she worked herself up to the point where she didn't care what everyone else thought of her. I also enjoyed how Mike wasn't like everyone else thought he was. All in all, this was a good book and I'd be interested in reading another by the author.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody


Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.

But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.

Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground.
This was a good book. It wasn't anything super special, but I enjoyed reading it. I liked the characters and the idea of karma is a good plot for a book. The only thing I didn't really care for with this book was that I thought the plot was a bit predictable. I was 1/4 of the way through the book when I realized that I already knew how the book was going to end. I didn't want to finish the book, but I did. I really did enjoy the romance that was in the book. It was nice to see someone who has a particular stereotype act in a manner that isn't stereotypical at all. I would read more by this author.

Hourglass by Claudia Gray


After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend--the vampire Balthazar--all her secrets threaten to come out.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas have orchestrated Balthazar's escape and are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they run, Bianca can't escape her destiny.

Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything--but can it survive what's to come?

I liked this book. The storyline was very interesting and the previous books made me want to find out what happens next for Bianca and Lucas. I also liked that Bianca and Lucas have started to question the very core of what their parents have told them all their lives. Everything might not be as it seems. I also enjoyed the love story between Biana and Lucas. It was very interesting to see the story from Black Cross's point of view. Claudia Gray does a good job of making the reader want to come back for more. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles


Rules of Attraction:
The sequel to Perfect Chemistry!

When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

I LOVED this book! This is the first book I've read by Simone Elkeles and after reading it, I'm ready to run out and buy everything else this author's written! I loved how the author made the characters so interesting that I just had to find out what happened next and I could barely put down the book. The storyline also wasn't one that I had read many times before and I enjoyed that. I would recommend reading the first book in the series, Perfect Chemistry, before reading Rules of Attraction, but it's not completely necessary. I also LOVED the cover for this book. Beautiful!

Freaksville by Kitty Keswick



High school is hard enough when you’re normal. There’s peer pressure, book reports, the in crowd and the enormous zit that has a life of its own. Having a family whose skeletons in the closet lean toward the paranormal is not a topper on anyone’s list. Sophomore Kasey Maxwell is busy juggling the typical teen angst. Add visions, ghosts and hairy four-legged monsters into the mix and you get FREAKSVILLE. It’s a wonder Kasey has survived.

Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick Gillie Godshall consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new waters, a lead in a play, a haunted theater…and into the arms of the Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?

This was an interesting book. It kept my attention, but you could tell it was the author's first book. I'm not saying it was bad, but there were a lot of supernatural elements that I felt were just thrown into the book. I especially felt this at the end of the book when they revealed the big secret. I'm not sure what else to say about this book! lol I would recommend it to someone who likes YA Paranormal books though. I will be reading the next book in the series, but I may not be pre-ordering it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson


A descendant of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, fourteen-year-old Alex is stuck at boarding school near Lake Geneva, Switzerland, when he finds himself drawn into a web of paranormal intrigue. It turns out that Lake Geneva is also home to a secret school for vampires called the Scholomance—and now to a dangerous vampire clan lord known only as Icemaker, who’s using the Scholomance for his own dangerous endgame. With the help of his friends and of special agent Sangster, it’s up to Alex to fulfill his family destiny and stop Icemaker’s frightening plans once and for all.

This was just an ok book for me. I liked the idea of the book, but there were too many words and phrases that I just didn't get. I don't read comic books or manga and I've never read Frankenstein. But I'm sure that there are people out there that would get all the references and truely enjoy this book. The storyline did keep my attention, but I thought that it progressed a little too quickly to be believable and you would have had to suspend your belief a little too much for some of the events. Overall, I'd give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain


Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

I wasn't too sure about this book when I first started reading it. I felt like there was a lot of story background and too many hints as to what the whole secret of the book was. I kept thinking...tell me the secret already! But as the storyline progressed, I found that the book did indeed keep my attention and I was very surprised as to where the story went. I was not expecting the ending, which in my opinion makes the book great! Too many times I'm able to figure out what happens in the end and I was very happy to have found a book that kept me guessing until the very end. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal Young Adult novels.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker


CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR SCHOOL HAS INVITED YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A REVOLUTIONARY MISGUIDED COURSE CALLED TRYING THE KNOT!

When a mandatory course forces Fiona to “try the knot” with super-jock Todd Harding, she’s convinced life couldn't get any worse. Until her crush is paired with her arch enemy (otherwise known as Todd’s obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that’s nothing compared to her best friend’s fate – a year with the very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.

A series of hilarious pranks leave Fiona wondering: is there something her “best friend” hasn’t told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than an awesome music collection? And most intriguing, could Todd Harding have a heart beneath his pretty-boy exterior?
This was an awesome book! I'm so glad I got to review it for Around the World ARC Tours. The book starts out at the beginning of the school year when the Senior class finds out that they have to participate in a pretend Marriage Education class. I think that this was a great idea for a book. It reminded me of the class that I took in High School where we had to pretend that we were parents and carry around a egg "baby". The characters in the book were very likeable, especially Fiona and Johnny Mercer. I also liked how Todd wasn't portrayed as a jerk the entire time in this book. Overall I'd give this story 5 out of 5 stars. I'm looking forward to Ms. Walker's next book!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Giveaway for Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten


Yan over at Books By Their Cover is hosting a contest for 3 copies of the following book:

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

"Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But, one day, Nina disappeared. Two years later, everyone has given up home that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look. Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she’s got a chance—her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn’t planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth."

To enter, click on the Books By Their Cover link above and fill out the form. Good luck!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Finally Friday - February 26th, 2010

It's finally Friday! The day we've all been waiting for since Monday rolled around. Today is the day that I pick a book to read that's been on my TBR pile for a while. This is the perfect chance to commit to reading a book that for some reason or another has been passed over in the past.
This week's choice will be:

You can join me by posting a comment with a link to your own Finally Friday blog post, or you can just leave the name and author of the book you've chosen if you do not have a blog of your own.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Trade Away Thursday - February 25th, 2010


I always need to go through my books and weed out the ones I have either read already or probably won't be getting to anytime soon. And I'm sure you do too, right?

Each week I will be picking one book to post on PaperBackSwap. This will make me happy because I will be getting rid of a book (to make room for new books of course!) and someone else will be happy because they will be receiving a new book! Win win situation, don't you think?

You can play along too. If you decide to purge along with me, leave a comment with a link to your Trade Away Thursday blog post.

Oh and if you are interested in the book I am giving away today, please leave a comment with your PaperBackSwap ID.

If more than one person wants the book, I will randomly pick a person and post the book to them. Please make sure the book is on your WL and on Auto Request.

The book will be available for 24 hours and then it will be posted on PBS if there are no takers.

You have to be a follower of my blog to be eligible for the giveaway.

For information on how to join PaperBackSwap, click here.

This week's book is:

Published on: January 5th, 2010
ISBN: 9780451228789
PBS Wishers: 222

Summary:

Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon.

Thankfully Phoebe's four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe's right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor's vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn't falling for any of Connor's demon charm. But still, he's willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can't resist a bad boy with identity issues...

Waiting on Wednesday - February 24th, 2010


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Break the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to read.

This week's selection is:

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Release Date: May 4th 2010
Summary:

Best friends Lani and Erin couldn’t be more different. Lani’s reserved and thoughtful; Erin’s bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There’s no possible way they could be interested in the same guy.

So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can’t believe she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it’s her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can’t have?

I can't wait for this book!

Teaser Tuesday - February 23rd, 2010



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading Blog. To participate, all you have to do is:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two to three teaser sentences from anywhere on that page
  • Don't share any SPOILERS! :)
  • Make sure you leave the name and author of your book so others can add the book to their TBR pile if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

A coast guard cruiser passed on our starboard side, then turned like it wanted a second look. I guess it isn't every day they see a yellow lifeboat with no engine going a hundred knots an hour, manned by three kids.

Page 136, The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan

Monday Mailbox - March 1st, 2010

It's Monday again! Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Every Monday I will list the books that I received in the mail over the last week. You can join me by either posting a link to your Mailbox Monday blog entry in the comments section, or you can make a comment and tell us what books you received.

Last week I received:

From Swaps on PaperBackSwap:

Stand-in Groom: A Novel by Suzanne Brockmann

The Elite by Jennifer Banash

Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog (Magic Carpet Books) by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Laced with Magic by Barbara Bretton

Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7) by Rachel Caine

From PaperBackSwap:

Let Me In by Donna Kauffman

Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noel

Dipped, Stripped, and Dead (A Daring Finds Mystery) by Elise Hyatt

From the Library:

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern

Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday - February 22nd 2010

It's Monday again! Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Every Monday I will list the books that I received in the mail over the last week. You can join me by either posting a link to your Mailbox Monday blog entry in the comments section, or you can make a comment and tell us what books you received.

Last week I received:

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silent Night, Haunted Night (Nicki Styx, Book 4) by Terri Garey

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Blame It on the Blizzard\Deep Freeze\Melting Point by Jennifer Greene, Merline Lovelace, and Cindi Myers

Great books!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Finally Friday!


It's finally Friday. The day we've all been waiting for since Monday rolled around! Today is the day that I pick a book to read next week that's been on my TBR pile for a while.

My choice this week will be:

Rumble on the Bayou by Janna DeLeon

Published on October 3rd, 2006

Time on TBR Pile - Unknown, but at least 2 years
Leave a comment with a link to your Finally Friday post or just tell us what book you will finally be reading!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trade Away Thursday


I am going to start a new weekly post on my blog today. I always need to go through my books and weed out the ones I have either read already or probably won't be getting to anytime soon. And I'm sure you do too, right?
Each week I will be picking one book to post on PaperBackSwap. This will make me happy because I will be getting rid of a book (to make room for new books of course!) and someone else will be happy because they will be receiving a new book! Win win situation, don't you think?
You can play along too. If you decide to purge along with me, leave a comment with a link to your Trade Away Thursday blog post.

Oh and if you are interested in the book I am giving away today, please leave a comment with your PaperBackSwap ID. If more than one person wants the book, I will randomly pick a person and post the book to them. Please make sure the book is on your WL and on Auto Request.
The book will be available for 48 hours and then it will be posted on PBS if there are no takers.
You have to be a follower of my blog to be eligible for the giveaway.

For information on how to join PaperBackSwap, click here.

This week's book is:
ISBN: 9780316020466
PBS Wishers - 111

Book Description:

I'm Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that's ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best -- assassination. And I help. You could say I'm an Assistant Assassin. But then I'd have to kick your ass.

Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body. Find out what he's meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees. And then close his beady little eyes forever. Why is it that nothing's ever as easy as it seems?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Break the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to read. This week's selection is:

Release date: April 27th 2010

Summary:

When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames….

Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…

Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.

In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.

Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley


Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon.


Thankfully Phoebe's four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe's right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor's vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn't falling for any of Connor's demon charm. But still, he's willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can't resist a bad boy with identity issues...
This is the 6th book in the Broken Heart series. It takes place about 5 years after the initial towns people were turned. This was a very good book! It was a bit different from her previous five books as the majority of this book did not take place in the actual town of Broken Heart, but mostly in surrounding areas. It was still a very funny book, as I've come to expect from Michele Bardsley. I enjoyed getting to know the characters of Connor and Phoebe, as well as coming back to visit friends from previous books.
One of the only questions I had about this book is why does every author name the bad demon Lilith? lol Not that it took anything away from the book, I am just curious. I can think of at least 3 other instances where the bad demon characters are named Lilith. Must be a popular demon name. :) You won't be disappointed if you read this book. I would recommend reading the five books before this one if you haven't read any of the Broken Heart books yet. They don't technically have to be read in order, but there are reoccuring characters in all the books and they are easier to understand if you've read the previous books. All in all, I'd give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to read the next book. Good thing I'm one of Michele's minions and already have access to the ARC. ;)

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading Blog. To participate, all you have to do is:



  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two to three teaser sentences from anywhere on that page

  • Don't share any SPOILERS! :)

  • Make sure you leave the name and author of your book so others can add the book to their TBR pile if they like your teasers!


My teaser:


"Aren't you lucky I'm not one of them?" Fortunately, he liked it when I teased him. He grabbed me, arms around my arms so that I couldn't even hug him back, and he kissed me soundly on the forehead.


Page 170, Evernight by Claudia Gray


Monday, February 15, 2010

Who Wants to Win?


Contest is over!
Cindy, over at the Princess Bookie blog is giving away an ARC of the book Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, plus two other ARC's of your choice from the list below!
Please see Cindy's post for authors & full details.
  • Runaway
  • Something Like Fate
  • Radiant Shadows
  • Wolves Boys Other Things Might Kill Me
  • Winter Longing
  • White Cat
  • Early To Death Early To Rise
  • Rules Of Attraction
  • Spells
  • Lies

In order to qualify for this contest, you must click on the above link and leave a comment for Cindy on her contest post. There are also other ways to get more entries, so make sure you read all the details before posting! Good luck!!

Mailbox Monday


It's Monday again! I'm going to start something new on my blog. It's called Mailbox Monday and it's hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Every Monday you list the books that you received in the mail, the week before. Since this is the first Monday I'm participating, I will start keeping track this week and post the new books I've gotten next week.

For now, please leave a comment with some or all of the books you've gotten in the last week! It should be interesting to see what we've all gotten.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tempt Me With Darkness by Shayla Black


He’s an immortal knight hungering for satisfaction. . . .
As soon as Marrok sees Olivia Gray, he’s sure they met in eons past. He’s felt her soft, gentle curves writhing in pleasure beneath his own powerful body. . . Morganna! For centuries, towering Marrok, once the mightiest of King Arthur’s warriors, has endured a terrible curse the witch cast upon him when he spurned the witch.
She’s a modern woman about to discover ancient magic. . . .
Olivia shares a mystical—and irresistible—connection with brooding Marrok. Soon after the sexy warrior appears in her erotic dreams, he abducts her, demanding she uncurse him. Their intense passion is more powerful—and intimate—than either of them has ever known. Olivia may be the key to unlocking the diary that will break Morganna’s hold on his life. But in the wrong hands, the book also holds the power to destroy magickind. As they search for answers, a ruthless wizard returned from exile is building an army of evil. When he discovers Marrok and Olivia have the diary, only their love—with the help of a powerful group of magical Brethren—can save them.
I LOVED this book! What a wonderful start to a new series! This book had everything - romance, action and engaging characters. I wasn't quite sure I was going to like this book in the beginning, but once I got a few chapters into it, I couldn't stop reading. You get to meet a bunch of other interesting characters and as the book progresses the author describes the characters in a way that makes you want to read their books. I'm glad I got all three books in the series at once, so I could read them quickly! Now the only problem I'm going to have is waiting for the next book in the series to come out. :)

Too Good To Be True by Kristan Higgins

When Grace Emerson's ex-fiance starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone...exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so...right?

I loved this book! I like books with bad boys in them and Callahan is definitely portrayed as a bad boy! He's just gotten out of prison after a 4 year stay and has moved in next door to Grace. I like Kristan Higgins' books because they seem to portray real life situations. I also like this book because Callahan is now a house flipper and that is something I am interested in. Grace's family gets on my nerves a bit in this book, but over all the story was very very good. This book, just like the last Kristin Higgins book I read, was very funny, so if you are interested in funny romances, please read this book!

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins


This catch of the day could be the dish of a lifetime!

First Date à la MaggieTake one lovelorn diner owner (me).
A generous helping of nosy local gossips.
A dollop of envy at married sister's perfect life.
A splash of divine intervention (my matchmaking priest).

Combine ingredients with one adorable puppy, add a strong but silent lobsterman with a hidden heart of gold . . . and watch the sparks fly.

This was the first Kristan Higgins book I have read. It was a GREAT book! I really enjoyed the characters and the setting of Maine, was something I haven't read much about. I enjoyed learning about local customs, especially lobster fishing. The book was very funny and the romance was sweet. I liked the character of Malone because he was portrayed as a smart man of few words. Not everyone likes to talk all the time and I'm glad to have read about this character. Reading this book prompted me to read a few more of Kristan Higgins books and I'm really glad I did. Over all, this was a very good book.

New Year, New Start

I've decided that it would be a good idea to start my blog up again. I'm working on updating it right now and I should have some new reviews up today. I am going to work backwards and start with reviews of all the books I've read so far this year. I hope to have some new books to review very soon. Thanks for sticking with me everyone!

Kristen

 
blog template by suckmylolly.com : header image by Vlad Studio