Darker by E.L. James

Ahh yes that’s right it’s another fifty shades book ;). 50/50 split for people a lot are saying nooooo my eyes. Take example my friend jennifer and her doggie blogger Bella from a Bella faerie tale she will be like my eyes noooo!! While I’m here yes yes yes. But going in I waited 2.5 years for this book that’s a life time in book years atleast though not GOT author who takes almost 5-10 years. But this is book 2 from christians pov. The first book left a tad later than Anastasia’s pov which I find oddly interesting. One thing going for book one was big gaps between Anastasia and Christians so was like reading a whole new book, unlike where I will say not going into much detail it is his pov for second but but to the extreme sounded like reading book 2 over again like i was Anastasia than Christian. Also like most shade books the writing is not very good but gotta love it for what it is I think if still are reading you knew this already. But some of the things I still loved is when Christian is not with Ana can see what he does he compassionate, besides so demanding. But get to see the scenes that we didn’t froms Ana’s like the fight with mrs Lincoln at christians party to Leila. But yea over all 4/5 stars since I can’t get enough but hoping last book isn’t 3 years away like book 1 to 2 was.

4/5 stars ~~~~ JUSTIN

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Society of Wishes- Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh Cover Reveal and Interview

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORS

 

E = Elise’s Answer
L = Lynn’s Answer

1) What made you want to start writing?
L: Is saying fan fiction too lame? Because it was definitely fan fiction.
2) What was your favorite part about working on this project?
L: Honestly, just being able to work with original characters and concepts was so exciting for me. And having someone so talented to collaborate with just made the whole experience that much more fun.
E: The collaboration was definitely an exciting and new element. Lynn really helped bring a fresh perspective to my writing and a new voice to draw from—especially regarding her personal heritage that really gave the character Jo so much more depth.
3) What part of the process did you find the hardest?
L: Everything was so new for me, but I probably had the hardest time keeping on myself to make sure I didn’t fall behind. I wasn’t used to working on a schedule, but I think I handled it well enough!
E: I really wanted to make sure that the work was divided evenly and it was our story. I’m so happy with the final product though. I really think it’s the perfect merger of both of our abilities.
4) Who is the character you relate to most and why?
L: Probably… Wayne? Because I’m charming and debonair and possibly, despite my heart of gold, most likely an annoyance to all. I also occasionally call people doll face.
E: Likely Nico. I was a studio art minor in college and was that girl who always had paint staining her fingers. Plus, even if I don’t always succeed, I really like making people smile.
5) Why the switch to new-adult, and urban fantasy?
E: I always want my work to be growing, changing, and evolving. I don’t want to be an author where people always know the story they’re going to get before they even pick up the book. Plus, it was really fun to write some super steamy romantic tension!
And for the big reveal…..
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Roomies- Christina Lauren

Synopsis:

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

My Review:

Christina Lauren has this way of making my dark soul feel overjoyed. They can take any situation and turn it into something magnificent. This book officially has my heart for the best contemporary this year.

I’m sure we all had that crush where we did some unthinkable things to get their attention. Sometimes it can get a wee bit creepy. The way Holland tries to capture Calvin is way too sweet for words.

The main character, Holland is so selfless and lovable. You can’t help but love her and her upbeat attitude. There are a few times where you just want to shake some sense into her but she learns quickly from her mistakes. The confidence she exceeds is where we all want to be, even if our lives aren’t the most perfect.

Calvin looks like the bad boy guitarist but has a heart of gold. This is the male lead character we all look for in a swoon-worthy hero. And on the plus side, he has a gorgeous accent! (Flutters eyelashes)

Roomies is a flawless read. They truly captured the heart and soul of the characters and their dilemmas. This deserves only the highest of ratings and I’ll be forever bragging about this book.
This is the perfect book to read to bring yourself out of a funk and lift your mood.

I’m ready to read it again!

*The synopsis gives away too much of the story*

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The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby

The Heartbreak CureAn excitedly fast and romantic read with a swoon worthy bad boy. 


Goodreads Summary:

How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.

Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.

Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.

Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she’s fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive…


Thank you to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book was cute and most definitely swoon worthy! I finished this book in one day, and for me, that’s a huge feat, as I am not that fast of a reader. But The Heartbreak Cure was a fast and wonderful read. And the plot and characters were beautifully written. I enjoyed this book so much that when I had to put it down for work or school, I felt like I was dealing with separation anxiety. I had to know what happened next so when I was not reading this book, I was thinking about the characters and what was going to happen next. I am not a huge contemporary reader, so the fact that The Heartbreak Cure stayed on my mind days later after reading the book, demonstrates just how good this book is.

What I enjoyed about The Heartbreak Cure:

  • The swoon worthy romance: The romance between Cat and Alex is full of tension and swooning moments. Alex already likes Cat in a more-than-a-friend way, so knowing that from the beginning definitely adds to the romance throughout the book. I also liked how Cat liked Alex for who he is and did not try to change him; that is romance right there, and it was beautifully written.
  • The relationships between family and friends: I really enjoyed reading about Cat’s relationships with her mom and best friend. These relationships added a balance to the story, so the book was not all romance, but rather a mix of romance with healthy relationships between family and friends.
  • Cat and Alex: There is no doubt that I loved the two main characters. They both have passion for different things, but those passions helped shape each character, and it very much worked for this story. Also, Cat was dealing with her present issues while Alex was dealing with the demons from his past. Both of their issues helped bring them together.

Overall, Amanda Ashby wrote a wonderful book, and if you are looking for a new romantic read with a swoony bad boy, a relatable main character, and enjoyable banter, then The Heartbreak Cure is for you! The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby releases this week!

Thanks to reading The Heartbreak Cure, I will definitely be reading Amanda Ashby’s other books. The characters from The Heartbreak Cure are still in my mind days later, so this is a book you will remember!

Rate: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

♥ Nikole

NeverSea by Jenetta Penner & David R. Bernstein

NeverSeaA uniquely beautiful retelling of two beloved fairytale characters.


Can a pure, but broken heart fuel the war to control the NeverSea?

“The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan together in a sci-fi retelling.”

Forced under the sea, seventeen-year-old Arya fights, alongside her sisters, to take down the Syndicate—a group looking to genetically redesign humanity against their will. When a routine patrol goes horribly wrong, she reunites with Peter, the ousted former leader of the Lost Boys. Arya and Peter’s tortured past, filled with genetic experimentation, fuel their need for justice.

Years earlier, Peter left young Arya when she needed him the most, leaving her torn from James, the love of her life.

Now, Arya has no choice, but to trust Peter or risk losing everything.

In a future where a constantly rising sea has swallowed nearly all the land on Earth, Arya and Peter fight to regain control of Neverland, a massive floating settlement, now controlled by the Syndicate.

The abilities forced on them years ago, are now the weapons they need to fight back.

NeverSea is a uniquely woven retelling about Arya and Peter, two young people who were experimented on for years before escaping. In order to save their home, they will both have to use the powers that made them different, that made them weapons.


*I received an ARC at no cost from the author.*

This book was such a fun ride! I loved the idea of weaving two fairytale retellings together, and mixing in the genres dystopian and sci-fi. Reading from both Arya and Peter’s perspectives really brought the story together, and I was able to watch as the characters developed.

What I enjoyed the most about NeverSea:

  • The fairytale retellings: I thoroughly enjoyed this unique retelling of The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan. NeverSea is unlike any other retelling I have read; it was a perfect blend of fairytale retelling and sci-fi, two genres I hold close to my heart.
  • The battle scenes: the authors did a fantastic job writing the action scenes. There was not too much description and not too little. I felt like I was there battling alongside Arya and Peter!
  • The intense moments: Throughout the story, there are many moments where the characters have heated conversations, or in this case, intense moments. These intense scenes helped explain some of the tensions between the characters and the past and why those characters are the way they are.

Though I enjoyed NeverSea, I would have liked to have seen more of the tension between Arya and her love interest. I won’t spoil it, but something happens at the beginning of the novel that creates tension between the two characters; I would have liked to see that tension and the emotions last longer than they did. I would have also enjoyed to read more about the characters backgrounds and what happened in the early years before Arya and Perter become test subjects.

NeverSea is fast-paced and leaves you wanting more and wondering what will happen to these beloved characters. I will definitely be reading the next book! If you enjoy fairytale retellings, intense battle scenes, and beautifully described characters, NeverSea is a book for you!


NeverSea by Jenetta Penner and David R. Bernstein releases November 29, 2017 on Kindle.

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars

♥ Nikole

Waiting on Wednesday – 11-15-2017

Hello everyone!

Today is Wednesday, which means it is time for the 3 WWW’s: What I am currently reading, What I recently finished, and What I plan on reading next.


What book(s) am I currently reading?

Wintersong

I read Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones earlier this year, so I am currently re-reading this beautiful book to prepare for Shadowsong, which I was lucky enough to grab an ARC of at YallFest. If you have not read Wintersong yet, I highly advise to place this book on you TBR list!

NeverSea

I am also reading NeverSea by Jenetta Penner and David R. Bernstein. This book comes out at the end of November, and is a retelling of The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan, but with a sci-fi twist. This book is so much fun; so if you are a fan of The Lunar Chronicles, I’d recommend to check out this book!


What book(s) did I recently finish reading?

Darkest Stars

Oh, I very much enjoyed this book. That ending was spectacular; the last few chapters were the best chapters of the book and I cannot wait to read the second book! My review is coming soon, so check that out when it’s released!


What book(s) do I plan on reading next?

I plan on reading these two books next, since I usually do not like to read one book at a time.

Everless

Haven

What book(s) are you currently reading? Happy reading!

-Nikole

Renegades- Marissa Meyer

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Stacy had the opportunity to be a guest blogger on A Bella Fairy Tale’s blog. She and Louie decided to read Renegades and post a nice (not so nice) review of Renegades.

Click on the link below to see the review!

*Renegades Guest Review*

Happy Friday!!