Monday, August 31, 2015

Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins (The Sweet Trilogy #2)

Published Date: April 30, 2013
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Romance/Young Adult

Synopsis: Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

One of the funniest chapters that I have read in this book was where Kope and Anna were 'wrestling' in a dark parking lot. I cannot believe I started laughing out loud because it was corny and cheesy but I loved it nonetheless. 

Oh and that shocking revelation of Kope and his sins. Oh... Oh... LAWLS. This just made me 10 times more attractive and I do not know why. Maybe it is because he pushes against his sins and refuses to conduct them.

My thoughts on this book are that it is fantastic and my eyes cannot drink it up fast enough. I don't know if you awesome book nerds watch The Vampire Diaries but Kaidan reminds me of Klaus and Anna reminds me of Caroline. Strangely...

When Kaidan was treating Anna like she was the plague, I was most definitely rooting for Kope and Anna because of his affection for her. But then, the plot twist, or I should say several were revealed and it had you breathless. 

Don't get me wrong, Kope and Anna's kiss was described amazingly as well as their connection.

Now Anna was trying to fill the empty void in her life without Kaidan with Kope and I hated that fact because Kope seemed like a good guy. But I love her nonetheless because she is badass as hell but still has feelings especially when it comes to Kaidan. 

I rate this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars and I really do wish that I could give it more because I fall in love with the series, more and more every time. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds and don't miss out on the chance to pre-order Forever with You (Sep 29, 2015) on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble and get an exclusive never-before-seen Cam and Avery scene by Jennifer L. Armentrout at Avon Romance once you fill out their form. I will be back for Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins, Secret - Brigid Kemmerer, and The Accident Season - Moira Fowley-Doyle.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins (The Sweet Trilogy #1)

Published Date: May 1, 2012
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Romance/Young Adult

Synopsis: Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Oh Anna Whitt, you are truly one of a kind. No really. I love this book because the characters can remember things before they were even born and Anna was able to feel the love from both of her parents before they were torn apart by life and death.

When she meets Kaidan, their chemistry is undeniable. 

Higgins unfolds Anna and Kaidan's story with a twist of Romeo & Juliet because of their forbidden but undeniable love and with some HOT fallen angels. I mean, who doesn't like fallen angels that make you squirm in your seat in a good way.

I loved this story right off the bat because Higgins has a great way of capturing her readers and having them fall in love with their relationship. Even when she describes their kisses, the room gets steamy.  I love the fact that they tell everyone's emotions and that their senses are heightened to an extreme.

I have no bad things to say about this book, honestly. I can rate this book up there with Jennifer L. Armentrout's books, hands down with a 5 out of 5 stars. I cannot wait to start on and review Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins as well as Secret - Brigid Kemmerer.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton (Gods and Monsters #1)

Published Date: February 22, 2011
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Synopsis: Ari can't help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can't be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. 

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it's impossible to protect herself when she doesn't know what she's running from or why she is being pursued. 

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her

Ari won't stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Honestly, right now, in the middle of the book, I am not sure what I think of Ari as the main character. To be honest, I would have had more fun reading this if Violet was the main because she's peculiar but you love her right off the bat. Ari is stubborn but what main character usually isn't?

My opinion after I finished the book was that I was not all that impressed by the book. At first, I was excited to try something different, something new, but it could have been better...

Honestly, Ari had no connection with Sebastian at all and Keaton sped up the romance to the point where you're just annoyed.

Now personally, it had a good story line but I can describe it in a few short sentences. Girl feels like an outsider. Finds a new city but know that future America, in ruins and run by the supernatural families that bought some of the land. Family and Greek Goddess at war with each other and there's the story. With awful romance.

Sebastian is an arse right off the bat and Ari is immediately attracted to him. By the second chapter, she's already shoving her tongue down his throat and he accepts it. Honestly, the romance should have been played out more but I can't do anything about that.

I rate this book a solid 3 out of 5 stars because it wasn't a completely awful book where I would never want to pick it up again but it was just not my style of a book that I enjoyed. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds with Book 1 of The Sweet Trilogy, Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins and I can tell you that it is going to be a great one. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spirit - Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Series #3)

Published Date: May 28, 2013
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Romance

Synopsis: With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Oh my god, Hunter! 

That punk god-like kid that just transferred into the school. Having girls drool all over him even though he is not the typical guy that you would fall for considering how badly he felt that he screwed over the Merrick brothers and Becca. New Kid, you're not doing so hot. 

But when the new girl Kate comes into town, he is acting like a school-boy and blushing. No one was able to match him for him until she came along. Dark secrets hidden under the charade of acting like a normal kid in high school when in reality, he can feel every emotion of those around him because he is one of the Fifth Elements, the Spirit.

Every single time that they hung out, the only song that came to my mind was Maybe Someday - Teen Hearts because directly in the lyrics, it says, "I've got this Ghost-buster T shirt/
And you wear vintage couture" and that is exactly how I pictured the two main characters in this book.

The plot twist at the end just about broke my heart and finally, Hunter has found his place. He has found everything that he questioned. 

Anyways, I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars and again, I warn you, there are some graphic material but not as much as the other two books did. I should have warned you. Maybe it was because I was reading this in class while trying to listen to a lecture that I kept squirming in my seat just picturing everything that was going on. 

Do read this book and tell me what you think. 

I swear, my book boyfriends list is getting too long... Who am I kidding? There is never enough. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds and I will be back with Secret - Brigid Kemmerer and Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spark - Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Series #2)

Gabriel Merrick, I was iffy about you from the first book because Chris and Becca portrayed you as kind of an ass but for some reason, with you, that's okay because it was strangely hot. 
Maybe because I am just attracted to the asshole complexity. 
Wow... That just sounds really sad now that I think about it. 

Published Date: August 28, 2012
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Romance

Synopsis: Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own...

"I need to tell you something/I really, really, really, really, really, really like you." I said as I twirled around with my book. It is genuinely how I felt about this book and it was one of those books where you could not put it down. I wanted to twirl around with it but I figured that would just make me look a bit crazy during class. 

Anyways, I really liked this book because I felt like I related to the heroine in this novel a lot. Minus the baggage. But her characteristics really got me. 

I rate this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars. I was more impressed with this novel because not only did it have more a plot line, it gave me more insight on the characters. Also I want to declare Gabriel Merrick onto my book boyfriend list.

Tell me what you guys think of this book and share it with me!

Anyways, goodnight awesome book nerds and I will blog you later with Spirit - Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Series #3) and Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Storm - Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Series #1)

Published Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Synopsis: Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .

I do have to say that this book was interesting. You have two main characters: Becca Chandler and Chris Merrick.

As if she has never had the attention from a guy before, she blushes at every single damn thing. Honestly, every other word I read was, she blushed at this and that. The Merrick brothers however hot and cold that they run, they are officially all on my book boyfriends list. The problem with book boyfriends is that they set up an unrealistic standard of being perfect to the guys you see every day in real life. If I could live my life in a book, I would most definitely choose that.

When the New Kid shows up and helps her out in an iffy and difficult situation, she falls hard for him. But not just him but the youngest Merrick brother, Chris. She flips back and forth because she cannot make a decision on who is the best for her. 

The story-line was good, the main girl who was supposed to be a heroine, not so much. Boys kept coming to her rescue although, she did have her moments. I really wish this book could be a solid 5 out of 5 stars but at most I can rate it a solid 3.7 stars out of 5. The writing style was awkward and you had to re-read several parts to understand that Kemmerer was switching POV's but not the chapter. 

There is a current giveaway for Queen - Aimeé Carter on Goodreads to win 1 out of 25 finished copies. Go ahead and enter here: Queen - Aimeé Carter (GIVEAWAY)
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Kitty Doe is a Blackcoat rebel and a former captive with a deadly connection to the most powerful and dangerous man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. Forced to masquerade as Daxton's niece, Lila Hart, Kitty has helped the Blackcoats take back the prison known as Elsewhere. But Daxton has no intention of ceding his position of privilege—or letting Kitty expose his own masquerade. Not in these United States, where each person's rank means the difference between luxury and poverty, freedom and fear...and ultimately, between life and death.

To defeat the corrupt government, Kitty must expose Daxton's secret. Securing evidence will put others in jeopardy, including the boy she's loved forever and an ally she barely trusts. For months, Kitty's survival has hinged on playing a part. Now she must discover who she truly wants to be, and whether the new world she and the rebels are striving to create has a place in it for her after all.

Also, the wonderful Jennifer L. Armentrout and Avon Romance have paired up and started a pre-order gift that if you pre-order Forever with You - Jennifer L. Armentrout (PHYSICAL or EBOOK) and submit it into this link: Forever with You (Pre-Order verification). By pre-ordering this, you will get a exclusive Cam and Avery short story, who are the main characters in the Wait for You book. 
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: Young Adult/Romance
Synopsis: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .

Alright, that's that for tonight. I will blog you later and soon, awesome book nerds!

Sinister 2 (Movie Review)

Release Date: August 21, 2015
Genre: Horror
Hiding from her abusive, estranged husband, Courtney Collins lives in a rural house with her 9-year-old twins, Dylan and Zach. Young Dylan receives nightly visits from ghoulish kids who show him disturbing images of families being slaughtered. It's all part of the grand plan of Bughuul, the evil spirit who recruits innocent children to murder their loved ones. The only hope for his intended new victims may be a former deputy who's familiar with Bughuul's fiendish work from the past.

In all honesty, I loved the first movie. It was deliciously terrifying and it leaves you feeling uneasy. However, with Ethan Hawke no longer as the lead, but a new family as they run and hide from the 'family man'. But there is something much more terrifying than an abusive man.

As much as I liked the movie and could give the movie itself a good 3.5 stars out of 5, I can understand why it only got a 5.6/10 on IMDb and a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. It made me laugh more than be frightened and of course, it gave you a couple jump scares. 

I see this movie being a mix of The Ring, The Shining, and Saw. You have the creepy tapes that are meant to be watched as you are becoming 'initiated'. You have the creepy twins. You have the goriness. But I cannot bring myself to watch this again because not only was it not scary enough to leave me shuddering but because it was just bad. The only part that got me were re-watching the tapes with the twins. 

The more I think about this, the more I start laughing because this movie was an joke. I wish that I was creeped out more especially if I am paying $10.00 USD for it. 

Either way, I am indifferent on the movie. Not really scared or impressed and yet it was scary enough in its own way.

Blog you later, awesome nerds with the review on Storm - Brigid Kemmerer will be coming soon as well as Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkins (Mara Dyer Trilogy #1)

Published Date: September 27, 2011
Genre: Paranormal/Young Adult

Synopsis: Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 
She's wrong.

Oh my god... 

I fell in love with this novel. It is usually so hard to captivate my interest but this sparked and ignited it. It is an instant favorite. Michelle Hodkin does a fantastic job of grabbing her reader's attention by the eyes. I would have said throat but that did not make sense for reading a book... Anyways, like I said, I am in love with this book and the other two books in the series. But those reviews will come a bit later.

Mara Dyer is one of the most messed up girls you'll ever meet but you'll fall in love with her right away because of her spunky attitude and her doesn't-have-a-care-in-the-world view of everyone in her school. Her other half, Noah Shaw, well, guess I can add him to my book boyfriend lists. He is the typical, I-hate-you boy right off the bat but how he endlessly sticks up for the new girl in the school is the sweetest thing that I have read. Not the typical: "Hey, yeah, I am a guy and guess what I want? Sex." No, this is the most real romance book that is messed up and tragic at the same time. 

It at first seemed like Noah was not real and rather a figment of her imagination because you are following Mara along her journey of recovering lost time and memory. You can tell from her perspective that she feels like she is going insane because she does things and does not even remember doing so. I mean, even I would feel even crazier than I naturally am if the things that were happening to her, were happening to me. 

I am in love with the cover art but unfortunately, I don't see how it portrays to the story at all but maybe I am looking over it or straight in the eye and I am just blind as a bat.I am going to go ahead and rate this a 4.7 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a new book or trilogy to be obsessed with. 

I am hopefully going to be able to review Sinister 2 since it has come into theaters. I am going to also be reviewing Darkness Becoming Her - Kelly Keaton and Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Also, thank you to one of my cousin for getting me obsessed with The Mara Dyer series. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds and I will blog you later!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rebels : City of Indra - Kendall & Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan

Published Date: June 3, 2014
Genre: Teen Dystopian/ Young Adult
Synopsis: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novel—a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together.

Two cities… Two girls… A shared destiny…

In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved into tunnels beneath the surface of the earth. 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the youngest sisters in the Kardashian dynasty, have written a gripping tale of air, fire, and a bond of blood.

I was not impressed by this book at all. I don't know whether it was because of the whole writing style. Switching off character POV's usually does not bother me because it is definitely interesting to see the other person's perspective. 

The writing style was more childish than anything. There were no descriptors for their actions. If I were to describe the writing, it would be written like this: So this happened. Then this happened. But then I felt this and this happened.

My initial response to the book before I read it, was that I was excited to give their book and chance considering how everyone was rating it so awfully before giving it a shot. 

This is what I said: "I am going to give this book a shot and it is not because I learned that the Jenner sisters wrote this but because the book was written with a co-author, Maya Sloan. [She does need to be given more credit]

I think that every book should be given a chance and I do not like the fact that everyone is judging the book off of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. 

Although it is another teen dystopian novel, I am planning on being objective. However, the poor summary of the book has me edging away from it very slowly. I really do like sci-fi novels and we will see how this particular one will go."

I cannot believe, I did not listen to the other reviewers. Also, as you know, it is a pretty big pet peeve of mine to not finish a book and so I would like to say that I am astounded that I could not read this for a long period of time. It was boring, cliché, and annoying. 

First off, it was like the movie Mean Girls from two different worlds. You saw both their perspectives. Both girls new to their lives and yet there was always that mean girl that always casted them out.

Secondly, only one guy was available for the both of the girls? I mean, honestly... I would be so angry if my supposedly twin sister moved in on the one guy that was mine. The ending chapters or POV's were very disappointing.

My rating for this book is sad to say but .5 out of 5 stars. Yes, that is correct. 0.5 stars. This is my first book to ever rate so lowly. 

I really wish that this book had gone a lot better... Again, that is just Amy's Review Obsession's thoughts on the book.

Other than that, thanks for reading this post and I will have Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cover Reveal - Announced Published Date - The Siren - Kiera Cass

Published Date: July 1, 2009
Re-Published Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Romance/Young Adult

Synopsis: "You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..." 
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.
Kiera Cass has just announced that she will be re-writing The Siren and I actually cannot wait. I did not read the original published just yet but I do want to give it a try before I get to read The Siren (re-published). 

A review will come soon of the original soon and soon as the re-published one is well, published, a review will come for that as well. As will Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Unchained - Jennifer L. Armentrout

"He kissed her so deeply that she thought her soul would burst into flames. He laid claim to her soul, just as he had already done to her heart." (J.L.A.)

That quote gets me every single time that I read this book. I mean, COME ON. Who wouldn't want a guy or girl that does this to you every single time? 

Julian... You're moving onto my book boyfriends list. Stalk me anytime, fallen angel. I mean, at the end when that plot twist... Well it wasn't even just one plot twist. Although, Julian was and always will be the sweetest fallen angel that I have ever read about. 

"Those words touches a part of her, one that was tender and vulnerable." (J.L.A.)
Published Date (e-book only): September 17, 2013
Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy

Synopsis: Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

I rate this book a 3.7 out of 5 stars. I am a huge sucker for romance and this is one of the very few books that I consider true romance. The fallen angel who was portrayed as the antagonist truly never was one because I mean, the plot twist. But you will just have to read this in order to know what I am talking about. 

I will be back with Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan and one more announcement: 

In just a couple more days and a month, Forever with You - Jennifer L. Armentrout will be released on September 29, 2015. Do keep an eye out for it! 

To-Be Published Date: September 29, 2015 (Subjected to change)
Genre: Romance/Young Adult

Synopsis: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .

I do hope that I will get a chance to review this in paperback more than the Kindle Edition to be close to finishing up my paperback collection of the Wait for You series. 

Alrighty, my awesome book nerds, I will blog you later as soon as I can! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

UPDATE: On My Life (Oh, so interesting... NOT.)

So I am starting my sophomore year in college... Yippee. 

I am dripping with ecstatic-ness. Is that even a word? We are definitely going to make it into a word from now on.

No, really. It is sarcasm.

Anyways, I do not want to promise anything from now on, considering that my course-load and work has increased itself just after the first day.

Either way, my blog will be updated as much as possible with the books that I do get to read on my spare time that isn't spent crying in the corner and rocking back and forth. But thank you for my readers and support and I will be back shortly as soon as I can get myself to read Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan.

I can tell you this much... It is not going to be a great review as I hoped it would be. 

Property to Google Images

I hope that I will have it by the end of the week! Have a good rest of your night, my awesome book nerds and I will blog you later. Outs.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Gift (Movie Review)

Release Date: August 7, 2015
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis: When married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) unexpectedly encounter Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon's past, little do they know that their perfect lives will be thrown into a terrifying tailspin. At first, Simon doesn't recognize Gordo, but after a troubling series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts, a horrifying secret emerges. As Robyn learns what really happened between Simon and Gordo, she begins to question how well she knows her spouse.

Honestly, I am a little upset that I paid $10.00 to see this movie. With all of the hype that was coming into theaters for this movie, I was very excited to watch it. But, sadly, I was disappointed... 

I was expecting a little more action, more suspense, more horror but I guess it was good in its own way. I am going to go ahead and rate this a solid 2 stars out of 5 just because the story was dragged on and I almost fell asleep in it several times. Don't get me wrong, it had one or two moments where I jumped out of my seat, seeing that I was sitting in the way front row so thank you for recliner chairs or else my neck would be completely stiff. 

It was not the thriller that I was expecting and yet I was not completely disappointed but I am not happy about it either. There are no movies other than The Visit and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 that I am excited to see because I mean The Visit actually looks terrifying while Jennifer Lawrence is my favorite actress by far.

Thanks for reading awesome nerds and I am signing off for today. Go ahead and watch out for my review on Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan. I am not going to give any spoilers but let's just say that as of right now, I am not so impressed.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Movie Review)

Release Date: July 31, 2015
Genre: Thriller/Action
With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat -- called the Syndicate -- soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.

I actually don't know how I feel about this movie. I mean, it had its cheesy moments but no romance, action-packed, and it made you laugh at almost everything that was technically "impossible". Which is why, I guess they called this movie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Who wouldn't fall for a rogue beauty that is strong, intelligent, and rebellious girl that could snap your neck at any moment? Obviously, even Ethan Hunt could not even resist her. But like I said, there was no romance. Maybe a little one-sided love.

This movie was kind of a going away thing for my friends and I because we are all going back to school and we will not be seeing each other until Halloween, which is kind of sad. But, absence makes the heart grow fonder. 

Anyways, this movie should be rated a good 4 out of 5 stars. I don't know if it is a movie that I would watch multiple times but Tom Cruise is one hell of an actor. I still remember him from my younger years as well. Even Hawkeye (or at least the actor that plays him) is in the movie and he is still funny as hell even when he is not Hawkeye.

Stay chill, Cruise and keep making great movies.

Blog you later, awesome nerds and I shall be back with Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan and The Gift (Movie). 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Vacation (Movie Review)

Every single time that I went to the movies, I anticipated the commercial where Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are introducing or trying to get some fandom to the movie and they are trying to figure out what AMC stands for.

EH: American Movie Cat because there is one in every theatre...
CA: Wow... You just actually made me dumber... (Talks some more)
EH: (Covers his mouth not so subtly and meows) See there it was.

This movie was one of the most gross, ridiculous, and raunchy -- but I laughed the whole way through and sometimes gagged just because there were some gross parts.

Release Date: July 29, 2015
Genre: Comedy

Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America's favorite fun park. Following in his father's (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.

Everyone needs to watch this movie with at least their best friend because no one understands the humor nowadays except the two of young the other people in the theatre.

One of the best things to do is just lounging around in a theatre with them because you do the stupidest stuff ever while watching other people do stupid stuff in the movie.

I would rate this movie a 3.2 stars out of 5 but I can't complain about money being wasted. It was definitely a fun movie just not my kind of fun.

Do watch it though and tell me your thoughts, movie buffs.

"We're the Griswolds... You piece of ass!" 

Mister Monday - Gath Nix (The Keys to the Kingdom #1)

Published Date: March 1, 2005
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Synopsis: Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world -- where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets.

Review from Barnes and Nobel (Matt Warner) : Fantasy master Garth Nix dreams up a world where time mixes with place -- and one boy must enter it to recover one of seven all-powerful keys -- in this first mind-bending installment of The Keys to the Kingdom.

Arthur Penhaligon's first days at his new school don't go too well, particularly when a fiendish Mister Monday appears, gives Arthur a magical clock hand, and then orders his gang of dog-faced goons to chase Arthur around and get it back. But when the confused and curious boy discovers that a mysterious virus is spreading through town, he decides to enter an otherworldly house to stop it. After meeting Suzy Blue and the first part of "the Will" (a frog-looking entity that knows everything about the House), Arthur learns that he's been selected as Rightful Heir to the House and must get the other part of the clock hand in order to defeat Monday. That means getting past Monday's henchmen and journeying to the Dayroom itself. Thankfully, Arthur is up to the challenge, but as he finds out, his fight seems to be only one-seventh over.

With a weapon-wielding hero and a villain who doesn't make Mondays any nicer, Nix's Keys to the Kingdom launch is imaginative and gripping. After an action-packed crescendo to the book's middle -- when Arthur finally learns his destiny -- Nix keeps the drama going and doesn't let it fall. By the end, you might be winded from all the fantastic explanation, but you'll definitely be salivating for what's to come.

I was very interested in this book when my friend showed me the series. While we were at work, we were talking about the kind of books that we were interested in and because Young Adult books came up as a similarity. Her favorite author/series was the The Keys to the Kingdom - Garth Nix and I exchanged that I was really interested in The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare as of now.

If she didn't tell me what the book was about, I am sure that I would have been fairly confused. It turns out that Nix was trying to portray the seven deadly sins although, I did not feel that from Mister Monday. I was set on loving this book but the beginning was almost too boring. 

But then I was thinking, what does everyone think when the dreadful Monday rolls around: Sleepiness, Angsty, Angry... I figured it went more with Sleepiness because Monday seemed to want to do nothing. So Sloth is the Sin that I paired with Mister Monday. Tell me what you guys think it could possibly be!

Whenever I am reading, I am usually on the train, heading to work and it was hard to get past the first two chapters. The third chapter is where things I to really interesting where we had some action going on or at least about to happen. I did however liked the ending. Something interesting. No romance. Funny characters. 

I felt as if there was a lot of things going on, almost hard to keep up but if you like things happening all around you, strange words, and etc. This is the book for you. 

I rate this book a solid 3 stars out of 5. I hope that Grim Tuesday is a bit better.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds! I will be back with Vacation (Movie), Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall/Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan and Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton and some more to be read and watched!