segunda-feira, 29 de outubro de 2012

Gilt by Katherine Longshore


4.0 stars

Goddreads description:

In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--
and love comes at the highest price of all.
 


When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.



There's Kitty and there's Kat. She's the Kitty to her Cat they said. She loyal while the other is manipulative. She's a friend while the other a backstabber. Thought they remained together no matter what. Together until the end they said.

The book passes a friendship based on lies. Catherine and Katherine. Cat is the popular beautiful one while Kitty depends on her to live a decent life, because if one of them is going to make it it's going to be Cat. Kitty is not pretty and she can only relay on her youth and friend if she wants to be remembered. She is smart and perceptive. The point of view is told by Kitty Tylney, she is a really realistic character remembered  by her determination, strength and loyalty. Cat is a brat, self centered bitch.

They dreamed with the court and with Cat being married to the King now they finally made it. The story of they're past life's is gonna come on top and it's begin for trouble, there's many loose ties waiting to burst. The life at court is full of lies and dishonesty.  Cat thinks she can overcome all of this and boss her way in. well she is not the only smart person inside the scheming group and soon all the moves she made against everyone will come back and bite her in the ass. The problem is she will not be the only one affected. After all, Loyalty is not so forgiving.

The book hooked me from the start. Normally i don't like historical romances but this one is so full of intrigue and deceive it drove me crazy and begging for the next thing to happen.   The scenery is so good, the life at court so specific  and the characters so amazing you learn to love it.
And yes there is a bit of romance <3










 

domingo, 28 de outubro de 2012

Pack Challenge (Magnus pack 1) by Shelly Laurenston

I love a really good heat-steamed, hot, and taunting relationship, so this book blew me away

I give it a good old 4.3 stars.

Zach Sheridan does not want a mate. At all. All he wants is to became the next Alpha male in Magnus Pack and he plans it for now, he's just waiting for the right time to pounce. He despises that idea of a mate until he meets the alluring Sara, her attitude drives him crazy with need though she has no idea that she is a Shifter. He does not want a irresponsible, taunting, loud, crazy girl on his tracks most of all because her hormones are going crazy, her attitudes reckless and all she wants his to have fun and be free.

Sara is an intricate character she is stubborn and likes to talk back, especially to Zach. After a crazy childhood with an even crazier grandmother she is ready to give up, if not for the crazy friends that got her back. Angelina and Nikki. Those three drive everyone of a cliff. They are loud, rude and very sexy to every other male in the pack and in they're little town. They argue and they make up.
 Sara has it full with trouble having to deal with these two, all that she Doesn't need is an all out Bad boy, hot blooded male coming to her rescue or falling for her. She will try to escape though maybe her place is indeed with him. As his MATE.

The book is full of animal on animal fighting, discussions of two soon to be lovers that crash with one another, hot Texan gals and boys and pretty bad boys that will do anything to get what belongs to them....


sexta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2012

Breaking Sin (sin series) by Teresa Mummert

4.o stars.

Goodreads

Sinthia wants to escape college unscathed and move on with her plans for a perfect life, but an unlikely friendship with Collin, the resident bad-boy, makes her rethink what she wants.


It's a very small description i know but so is the book with only 190 pages.  Can you believe it? I really enjoyed it so when it ended it was sad.
It makes you smile, it makes you frown , it makes you go like "Oh God Why?"  but it makes you love them as well.
Thought it's small, so very small, it has a big story. It's fast paced  and a little rushed you see they're stories in a blur, weeks later later, five years later ...
Anyhow. No it doesn't have any sin in the stories. The girl is named Sin, thanks to Collin...
Oh Collin green eyes and dark hair..... And so very yummy with abs (of course) and a smile that is to die for.


Then you have Beef (Sin laugh every time she says is name) is supposedly is a family name. not.

Then you have Jake who is like a brother to her and protects her and at last
Taylor her bff. kind of. She likes to party and to sleep of with boys.
Sin is great, a bit naive, but cute and interesting at some points.



So the book shows a relationship growth from a girl that only barely has a friend (girl) and just by going out one night suddenly is inside a group that is very reckless, everything that Sin is not. She starts by being they're Wingman  and getting the girls for the boys but she and Collin start to grow near each other and she wants it to stop. Because never in a million years he would be the kind of guy you would bring home to your mother at least not in Sin's standards.
So she finds a new guy. A NERD!  She grows apart from the group and starts dating a guy that never wants to have fun thought he makes the mistake from calling her a slut in front of Collin and the hell comes on us. They break up and more i am NOT going to tell. Partially because the ending is awesome and you have to see what's beyond that part which is totally cute.
It's a book to finish in two-three hours depending.












segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012

Fury's Kiss (Dorina Basarab 3) by Karen Chance

3.4

Goodreads :

Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill.

It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her.

To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…



The day i got the book :












The first few pages were quite confusing with a fight scene awesomely vivid and some craziness by Dory. She wakes up in a strange lab with a read-head telling her that he is her boyfriend. Shocker she told him to go to hell. But they fought anyway and ran. So the awaking up in the room routine starts. You will know what i mean in just about a moment.

Karen chance kills me in what comes to romance, action and twists and turns. She's the best hands down, although her books sometimes can drag on for pages with the same things.  A conversation in this book can last up to thirty pages, that's big... and sometimes saying the same.

"Sometimes I don’t make sense, even to me."  Dorina

The book really did it for me, (the multiple character disorder) it was fast paced and very well described with enough romance, action and sort of horror scenes to appeal to all kinds of tastes.
Her relationships developments were extraordinary,

1# Ray. She becomes his master without really wanting it, meaning he went to the senate telling them she protected him and now she was his protector. Dory went speechless. That guy can seriously kick ass, not, though he is really good bringing the mood up, he always has something happening to him. Either it's his ass getting burned (literally) or getting kidnapped buy some serious dangerous people.

 “So I guess this makes me your sidekick, right?” he asked. “Like I could be…" 
“Robin?” 
He scowled. “I ain’t no Robin.” 
“What’s wrong with Robin?” 
“What’s wrong?” Ray rolled his eyes. “Two words: green Speedo. And he was lame. Batman was always having to save his ass.” 
I didn’t say anything. 
“Hey, I was doing okay before you showed up. All right?” 
I decided not to comment on that, mainly because I hadn’t been doing any better. “So Robin’s out.”
2# Mircea (her father). So she hates him pretty bad because he messed up with her memories making her forget about her mother and uncle (Dracula oh yeah), she always blamed him for her existence and always though he didn't quite liked her. He proved her wrong either physically and verbally. He tries, he really does but she's just no that into it. In the book we get some flashes of they're life that he erased. The loves he has for her is evident in the memories, she is a child and he reads for her and tells her that to keep her safe they have to move over and over again but he will never give up on her. Never. Thought everyone tells him that he should kill her now and avoid danger later. He doesn't do it. He loves her badly, she is his daughter after all.


But his face was drawn and his eyes were pained as he looked down at me, and there was a strange expression on his face: defiance and fierce pride and something that looked like wonder, all jumbled up.

Ohhh. For the first time she actually believes he loves her.

3# Louis-Chesare. The love interest, because no book could be good without one. So, they are always interrupted by someone when they are getting they're freak on (yup i just said that) and she thinks de isn't serious about her, because previously everyone is reluctant either to touch her or be near her. But he is different and she feels it and is afraid.


“He’s stupid about you,” Ray said, glaring at me. “And you’re stupid about him. You’re both stupid about each other, which would be great if you weren't also really fucking stupid—” “Ray.”


This says it all. In the end all ends well though. She lets her fences down and lets him in making them an official couple. AHHHHH

After a while, it got a little better, and I rolled over and watched the vampire instead. He was more interesting—a lot more, I decided, as the firelight danced over fascinating hills and valleys, hard muscle and soft creases, and picked out fiery glints in the dark mass of his hair. And in the brilliant blue eyes that slowly opened to blink at me. An arm reached out and tugged me over, and I went grinning, sprawling on top of him bonelessly. And pleased to discover that, yes indeedy, he wasn’t wearing anything except a satiny comforter. Of course, that was kind of a problem, too, because silken sheets and satin bedding and sleek vampire turn out to be kind of slippery. I started to slide off the other side, but hands came up to grip my waist. I smiled sloppily at their owner.
And it ends they're suffering of one another like this. :D:D:D


The book is ginormous. I say more relationships with Louis-chesare, more love and caring for her father and less pages for sure. It will be the perfect book next.
And while i wait for it i will reincarnate Dorina with everyone else.



sexta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2012

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

All she wants is the present
but tomorrow is waiting...

5 stars...

Goodreads:

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.




So the book is awesome. The way Samantha writes is unique and talented. She draws us into the story and tells us to deal with her characters. This book has everything you want in a romance. It has the bad boy, the damaged girl, the perfect family, the normal traumas, and the giddy sister.  What else could you possible want.
I devoured this book so fast i regret it ending now. I might read it again in a few months, that's how much i enjoyed it.
I would really advise this book. It's great and the characters are perfect, you can tell they're thoughts and actions, you get used to them, and they are so unique you fell bad for them when something bad happens.
All the fights and good moments, the memories and the crying brings out in you some kind of felling.


Jocelyn and Braden and Ellie and Adam. The two main couples of the book. Here are some of they're story

(SPOILER AHEAD)

Let's start with Jocelyn. She has serious problems with trusting people and confide in them. She sees herself has this little thing that deserves no care or love. Since the lost of her parents, when she was fourteen, and the death of her best friend she has let no one come close enough to see the cracks left in her heart.   Until she meets Braden. Oh Braden. The controlling, possessive, sexy, perverted,  flawed boy (millionaire) who feels an attraction  to her since they're breve meeting in a taxi. 

He's all over the place now, and even more Jocelyn has changed into his sister flat, that's when they're second meeting happens. A very naked second meeting. Ahhh So they his it off from the start. She thinks that because he only hooks up with stick blondes she is nowhere near his eye sight. She is wrong, so he offers a proposition- Friends with Benefits for three months and she says yes...

Therefore she starts a relationship she so promised never to have. The cause to her freak outs that very calmly Braden likes to ease. 



They start falling deep for each other and at the end of they're term she breaks up with him until he coaxes her back into dating for real this time. And break up again and back again. And then happy ever after. 


Yup he falls big time!








Passing on to Ellie and Adam (Braden's best friend). They like each other but are too afraid of telling Braden to actually doing something about it. So she dates other people and he threatens the guys to never touch her again or coming near her. She gets pissed and only when it's discovered her having a tumor (benign thank good) it's when he has the balls to come up to her tell her that he loves her and kissing her big time in fornt of all of her family. OH YEAH,.....







LY...


quarta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2012

Losing it by Cora Carmack

3.3 stars.

So the book was good but not that good. I was expecting much more, i know that the author is new but still, the cover is pretty and all but the content is basically normal. Too normal.
Here's the description by Goodreads.


Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.


The description is quite alluring. You think cute teacher, forbidden romance and disastrous luck. It involves that but in a very rushed way. I flew trough the book, in two hours i had it read.
Bliss is a very normal, dedicated person that never does anything out of the ordinary so when she meats professor ...(see, i even forgot his name already) Garrick you can see the turn her life is going to turn. And there is where the things start to go down. Everything was like speeding.after that. They say they can't get together but then they do, there's another guy in the middle and then he goes away, then they stay together again and get married. Point. The secondary characters should have been more explored, they could have much more alluring personalities in case the author choose to incorporate  them a bit more.


Don't misunderstand it, I LIKED IT. but i didn't loved it. It's a book that you read when you don't have anything else to read meanwhile.  I believe the author has talent but she has to explore it a bit more.

domingo, 14 de outubro de 2012

Devoured by Emily Snow (Devoured 1)



4.5 stars for starters...
Goodreads description:




Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home. But when she discovers hetr grandmother’s  home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.
OMG suspense...

 

 
 
 
When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe (even the name is hot)  finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom  (uh la la) , he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can't get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago (as usual). He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her. (uh Bossy) 
 


Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.
 

You can tell that during the reading process of they're life's that he wants her,  they both love one another since two years ago when both meat.  



So when he threatens to have her gran evicted she has to do something about it. Poor thing that she is, she will have to go work for him for a week and be completely  submissive to him answering to every need and wimp. And he makes it really hard by leading her into understanding her deeper fears and making her confront her ghosts.

 

His sister and also personal assistance is awesome, her character has so much dynamic it's crazy, as her hair. Her style is unique and though her parents are ministers they rock as well.


Sienna's brother his a tool (just saying) but he gets better trough the book. 
You can see a lot of the characters changing in the book and taking in on a new perspective.


This book his amazing. It's the first time i read something from Emily Snow but i will totally keep an eye open for her and keep on reading this series.

quinta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2012

Down To You by M.Leighton

3.0 stars.

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

(uhh... this teaser is awesome :D)
Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. (in a farm and the father doesn't even need help) She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Black and white turns to shades of gray  (fifty shades of grey refference?) when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

(The big secret of the book) 

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.  

(Poor thing i feel sorry for her. not) 

She wants them both.

(It figures)

And they want her.

(No way? ) 

Isn't the cover to die for?
So the story. Two twins and a girl. They both fall in love with her and both have very distinct personalities.

 Nash is the good hard working boy.

Cash is the Bad boy.

Which one will she choose? Duhh it's obvious
Anyhow, I thought the story was going to be tiring because of the love triangle and it was. But in the end there was a cute spin that if explored more could have one serious story, but it wasn't and it was very rushed in the end. :(



quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

ZOMBIES---

It's the end of the world and six students are trapped inside they're school and it takes only one bite to be  a flesh eating monster.
This is not an average zombie book, it's not all full of action and attacks, it's more to see the capability of a person to deal with they're problems.


Sloane that not only six months her world was upside down and nothing stops her now of trying to get rid of her burden and just end her life. Though she wished her death, the people she's stuck with are going to change her mind.

The guy that loved her lost sister.

The guy who she's never gave too much attention but becomes her confident.

Brother and Sister who just recently lost they're parents and want revenge.

And a boy who is nothing but an innocent child and matters to no one

All of the story happens in the school save the last chapter. It's cool the way everything is told by Sloane and you can see the way she's damaged since her sister ran off without her.  She had to stay with an abusive father, who died in the book the good old way, and she hopes that her sister may still be alive and well, though the suicide note she carries in her pocket may be the reason she may not last to see her again.
We have suicides, lots of fighting verbally and physical. The temper is about to get steamier.
If you like to think of the problems, fall for all the characters and learn they're stories at the same time this is the book for you. And yes it does have a bit of action as well!!!

And isn't the cover to die for? So beautiful and well done. If  it's Sloane, the expression of the character is awesomely done.

This book is sweet, innocent, hot and scary.  4.2 stars

















terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2012

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn 1) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian


 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY... 
 THEY GET EVEN.

I just finish reading this book not five minutes ago and am still overwhelmed  buy the simplicity of the writing that manage to make a swell book (Annie reference).

The book is told by three points of view.

Lillia the cute cheerleader girl who has a charmed life but for the moment that changed her from within. No way will she let the same happen to her little sister.

Kat the misfitted who has a part in the world of drugs who  is tires of the rumors, the insults and the cruel jokes , and does an awesome job fighting with an ex best friend and she's ready to make her pay.

And Mary the former overweight girl now a simple beauty that came to make a guy pay for all that he did to her in the past. She's not the same girl and she's ready to let that show.

It's an awesome light read that will put your head spinning

These three girl are all so very different they are all strong and they all want revenge one one certain tipe of boy or girl.  they never cared much for one another, asides Lillian and Kat who where former friends, but these odd similarities and the need for revenge brought them together in order to form a friendship they praise.
It shows the life of the kids from the rich and  poor type, the ones that take advantage from that and loads of ingenuity. we see guys who hide themselves to be the football star and the slut of a cheerleader  that will do anything to be with him.
The book covers every specif problem and tell the story like it is. the flashbacks really makes us grow fonder of this girls. The vengeance is awesome. let me tell you. The book never has a doll moment and it has all sorts of twists and turn. and the end is so unpredictable.

4/5 stars











domingo, 7 de outubro de 2012

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles 1) - Review

The book starts with a killer sentence:

"Had anyone told me that my entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, I would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please.One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone."

And of the back cover:

"I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish"


This story is and animated,  zombie filled, action packed awesome chronicle. 
The zombies are described as so realistic that i found myself travelling inside Alice in the fights quite often. All the ideas are new and the monsters are not our usual stupid, meat and flesh kind of zombies, they are spirits who can only be killed by other spirits. 
So how does our Alice gets to get revenge? By joining someone who has a certain group which can leave they're bodies and successively fight as spirit and kick some serious ass.  Oh yeah.
The Thing that is similar to Alice in wonderland is that we have our Rabbit back. But this time he's giving Alice warnings about when the zombies are coming for her. Cool right?
And if you are into love stories, this one has a serious decent one:

"To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies…."


Don't worry the book is not only love.  I promise. It may have a certain fill of instant first glance attraction but is so subtle that the book doesn't all resolve itself around it. And let's admit that Cole is awesome.
And even if you do not like the theme of the book, you must read it just due to his characters. They are so compelling and Kat deserves an award to most spectacular personality. And the guys are pretty cute as well. 

Wrapping it up. I gave the book 4.5 stars. It was well written and enjoyable. And Gena Showalter is and awesome author. 

“You’ll do great,” Cole said.
 “If I don’t…”
 “I can shove you out of the car and take over. I’ll be safe, easy as that.”
 The joke worked, causing me to chuckle weakly. “Funny.”


“Come in with me,” I said. “Stay.” I wasn’t ready to give her up. “If you don’t have anything else to do, that is.”

 “I don’t. You’re sure you want more of me, though? My dad says I can be hard to take in large doses.” -Oh my dear Kat :D