Friday, July 24, 2015

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) Review

Title: Stone Cold Touch                                          
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Paranormal Fiction/Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 5 / 5     

Goodreads Summary:

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

My Thoughts:

Well first of all, I can't believe that I completely forgot to write my review for this book when it was first released and I read it right away!  But I guess it's a good thing in a way since it gave me the excuse to re-read Stone Cold Touch.  And just as I remembered, this book was simply fantastic!  Every book that I have read by JLA has always been amazing and this was no different.  It was filled with humor, action, and of course romance.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover Review

Title: Hopeless

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Mature YA/NA

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

My Thoughts:

This is the first ever Colleen Hoover book that I have read and just wow! This was such a great book and I am now officially a fan of Ms. Hoover.  Honestly, from the title and cover (which is beautiful by the way, and yes, I know...don't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes I just can't help it) I was expecting a sad, heartbreaking story, but this book so wasn't like that.  Well...there is something heartbreaking about this story but the entire story didn't completely revolve around that.  This was a really sweet, heartwarming story and I loved every second of it!  The writing, characters, style...everything about this book was just amazing!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Love Always, Kate (Love Always #1) By D. Nichole King Review

Title: Love Always, Kate         

Author: D. Nichole King

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Young Adult/NA

My Rating: 5 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

Dear Diary,
Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is. The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again. I have three options:

1) Another round of chemo.
2) A super-new experimental drug.
3) Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.

I think I know what I want. Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.

I mean, everything…

He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds. Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.

Never mind. I’m down to two options now.

Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living.

Worth fighting for. Worth dying for.

Love Always,

My Thoughts:

What do I say about this book?  It was amazing, sad, heart breaking, heart warming and sweet....and it had me bawling my eyes out.  This is one of those books where you know from the minute you start reading that it's going to be an emotional roller coaster, but you still read it anyway and put yourself through that torture because the actual story is just so very beautiful.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Mama Cried by Talia Haven Review

Title: Mama Cried                                                   
Author: Talia Haven

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

Jenny was enjoying herself on the swings when Azula, one of the guardians of the playground came to take her away.
Together they journey to a cinder building where Jenny must make a powerful decision.

My Thoughts:
***I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***

I really shouldn't judge a book by its cover.  Although I try to no do that most of the times, it doesn't always work.  Honestly, the first time I saw this book, my first impression was that it's probably just a children's book and what story could there possibly be in only twelve pages?  Turns out I was so extremely wrong!  I am really glad that I had decided to give this book a try instead of just ignoring it because of my impressions based on the cover.  Like I said this book is only about twelve pages long, but in those twelve pages, there is truly a very deep and important story.