Review: Here Comes the Bride By Theresa Ragan

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:27 PM
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Here Comes the Bride

By Theresa Ragan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Fav Quote:

“What’s your favorite food?”

“Tacos.”

Tacos? Really? This wasn’t working. He sighed impatiently. “Favorite color?”

“Green?”

“Oh, never mind.”


Samantha Johnston is a reporter determined to survive in the world of journalism. She's determined to not only make it on her own but show her family that she not as incapable as they think she is.

Dominic DeMarco has been living "in front of the camers" as long as he can remember. Everything about him is bound to attract attention. But what nobody seems to know is that he's life has not always been easy. In fact, he's life keeps getting harder as his uncle just stole all his money. Not knowing what else to do Dominic and his agents come up with a plan.

Sam is in the wrong place and at the right time. Helping Dominic with his plan is her ticket to finally write a story that will make the public acknowledge her and get some money. So, Sam agrees to marry and live with Dominic for three months...

"That’s right. Romeo needs to go.”

“His name is Shakespeare and he’s not going anywhere.”


But what neither anticipates is their mutual attraction to grow into something more, something neither thought would be possible but something both seem to want..

An enjoyable read! I has been a while since I read a book like this and belive me when I say that I devoured it. The plot alone was very intriguing but what drew my attention was Dominic. He was protective, fiery, caring, he thought he gave it all but he always kept a part of himself hidden. Oh, he was extermely jealous too!!! He was such a mystery! So many secrets to be unraveled...

"If I agree to be your wife again and five years from now or maybe even five hours, you see me hugging the clerk at the local market and I tell you you’re being a jealous fool, you just need to know that it doesn’t mean anything and that I only love you. No need to make a big deal about a hug.”

A must-read! Absolutely recommended.

Synopsis

Samantha Johnston, a reporter for the LA Beat, is determined to attend the wedding of one of America’s hottest actors in hopes of learning the identity of his mystery bride. Not only does Samantha sneak into the church, she ends up saying, “I do.”
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: Water (Elements of Power #2) By Heather James

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:06 PM
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It will be published in Autumn 2013 

Water pooled around my feet, rising at an alarming rate. I stared---panicked---at the palms of my hands, willing the water gushing out of them to stop as miraculously as it had begun.

I only sneezed!

Synopsis
Jasmine is struggling to control her new powers, causing floods and fires with an accidental flick of her wrist. In a desperate attempt to master at least one aspect of them, she travels to the Brizan Realm, where she comes closer to discovering the truth about her parents than ever before. But not everyone wants their secrets revealed.

Alone, powerless and, for the first time in her life, afraid, Roxy has only one thought occupying her mind: escaping Cinaer's clutches before it's too late. Her flight will take her across the ocean, but not in the direction she is expecting. Before she can try and get back to Brae, she needs to rescue herself.

Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the girls soon find themselves closer than ever.
 
Fire is available now from Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Kobo B&N
 
About The Author 

Heather James is a young-adult author who writes about heroines with amazing powers, heroes who will break your heart and fantasy realms that you will want to move to.

She works in the attendance office of a South-East London secondary school and spends her school holidays writing, reading, playing flag-American football and wasting time marketing on Pinterest.
 
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Sofia T.

Review: Origin (Lux #4) By Jennifer L. Armentrout & Title Reveal

Posted on 12:49 AM
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Origin (Lux #4)

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Fav Quote:

"There’re one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. Around eighty-seven hundred and then some hours in a year, and you know what?”

“What?”

“I want to spend every second, every minute, every hour with you.” Part of me couldn’t believe something that cheesy had come out of my mouth, but it was also so beautifully true. “I want a year’s worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”


This book is freaking UNBELIEVABLE (in a very good way) !

Origin starts where Opal left things. After being captured, the only thing Kat can do is survive. But, serviving isn't as easy as one would have thought in her case. Especially, when your every action is watched...

Daemon is on a mission! He's determined to save Kat or die trying. With a crazy plan in mind, Daemon is ready to take out the world, just to see her again. But going after Kat entails endangering Dee, Dawson, Bethany and even himself.

"Did you think you could stop me?” Power shot from me, smacking into the door behind Dawson, blowing it off the hinges and into the house. “I’ll burn the world down to save her.”
He thought he was ready for what awaited him at Area 51 (the place where they are currently "staying", aka being held, as "guests" ) but he couldn't be more wrong. Kat and Daemon are about to "find" things that could kill all of them...

"Is she truly worth this?”

"Yes, she is worth everything.”

I never understood what the title "represented" but after reading Oringin I'm fully aware. This book helds so many surprises and has so any twists, that you're sure (or think you are) about something happening but turns out to be exactly the opposite.

Origin has dual POVs, alternating between Kat and Daemon respectively. I really liked that, because for the first time in the series we got to see the real Daemon behind all his "façade". Yeah, his jokes are funny and his arrogance completely sexy but I loved the man behind all this. He has always been funny, protective, arrogant, super strong and all that but I never knew he had his own fears/weaknesses.

“I was terrified the whole time they had you and I didn’t know where you were. I was scared out of my mind that I would never see you again or get to hold you. And when I did see you? I was afraid I’d never hear you laugh again or see your beautiful smile. So, yeah, I lied. I was terrified. I’m still lying.”

Furthermore, I loved that we got to see more of Luc and Paris (it's so difficult mentioning him) who were absofuckinglutely AMAZING, we met a new character Archer (dyinggggggggg) who was the embodiment of perfection and believe it or not Dee, Dawson, Bethany, Ash, Andrew and Matthew played a HUGE role in this book. I did't want to mention this one but... we get to see Blake too. Just let me tell you that I still cannot conceive all the things that happened (I think I'm denial).

All in all, I can't say how much I loved this book and I absolutely recommend it. This this book is a cliffhanger has not a HEA (ok, not for all), the next book isn't coming out until next year. You have being warned!!!

If you really want to understand how far things are getting in this book, just look at the cover! I think that says much about what's occuring in this book.

Last but not least, the title of the fifth and last book (SO SOOOOOOOO SAD ABOUT THAT) has been revealed:



description
Opposition will release Summer 2014 from Entangled Teen.

There will be no ARCs of this title as it is the last title in the series and there will be limited teasers from this book, but I do have a sneak peek at the opening page. For those who have not read Origin, this really isn’t too spoilery, but you will probably be crazily confused by it.

Sneak Peek Starts Below:

Katy

I always had this plan for the off chance I was around for the end of the world. I’d climb up on my roof top, turn up the radio, blast R.E.M.’s It’s The End of The World, and watch it all go down from my lofty perch.

Except real life rarely turned out that cool.

And it was really happening—it was the end of the world as we knew it, and I sure as hell didn’t feel fine.

Everything had changed and we had been the catalyst for it all.

End of Sneak Peek.

Synopsis (of Origin)

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?
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Sofia T.

Review: Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze #5) By Abbi Glines

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:12 PM
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Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze #5)

By Abbi Glines

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Fav Quote:

“Jeremy brought you halfway, but the rest is mine. I’ve had you the rest of the way.”

Finally, Eva and Cage's story continues to this amazing novella!

I have been waiting sooooooooo long for this one, I hope every character of the series gets one!

Eva and Cage are planning their future but an unexpected illness tears them apart. Eva's father is sick, but that doesn't stop her from wanting the best for Cage. So, when Cage goes to college (after Eva insists) as planned, Eva begins losing herself little by little every day...

A message is all it takes for Eva to lose her faith in Cage. So, when she mourns her father it's not Cage the one who helps her deal with her pain but Jeremy. During her father's illness, it was Jeremy that stood beside her, Jeremy who helped her deal with everyday life, Jeremy who took care of her home, her father and Eva herself, and that's why it's Jeremy's ring that sits on Eva's finger.

Cage can't belive how fool he was to trust wrong people, but he learnt his lesson. His mistake costed him his "life". But his insecurities costed him more than that! Seeing Jeremy's ring on her finger is all it takes for Cage to finally wake up and fight for his girl. He lost her once and his not willing to let that happen again...
 description
I love their forever! Before reading it I didn't know what I was putting myself throught but this book is very hard to read. Believe when I say that crying your eyes out and reading at the same time is the hardest thing I've ever done (I think I deserve an award or something)!

Sometimes It Lasts is not a book about Eva and Cage only. In this book we get to see almost all the characters from the previous books in the series and not only see them but we get to learn how their relationships have developed since their books. I think that Low was one of the characters that we saw a little more and that was very fun! I don't want to spoil anything but this book has two "tiny" surprises (but we only get to meet one!). Anyhow, Low is an incredible friend to have around...
“No Jarritos in your fridge when I got here? Really? What am I supposed to think? That I’m not welcome in your new digs? Because I have the key you sent me,”
Loved it. Highly recommended...

NOTE: This cannot be read as a standalone! To understand this book you have to read While It Lasts first!

Synopsis

Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the college baseball arena. But when Cage’s girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it’s not Cage’s comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancé’s twin brother, Jeremy.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) By Susan Ee

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 10:03 PM
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I've been waiting for this book so loooooooong!!!!!!

Expected publication: November 19th 2013 

You can read the excerpt here .

I can't wait for this book!!!!!!

Can You???
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Sofia T.

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die

Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 3:52 PM
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I just found this and I really had to share it!!!!

1. El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland

Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland

3. Cook & Book in Brussels, Belgium

Cook & Book in Brussels, Belgium

4. Plural Bookshop in Bratislava, Slovakia

Plural Bookshop in Bratislava, Slovakia
Via fubiz.net

5. Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France

6. Poplar Kid’s Republic in Beijing, China

Poplar Kid's Republic in Beijing, China

7. Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal

8. Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil

9. Bookàbar Bookshop in Rome, Italy

Bookàbar Bookshop in Rome, Italy
Via lifo.gr

10. Cafebrería El Péndulo in Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo in Mexico City, Mexico

11. Rizzoli Bookstore in New York City, United States

Rizzoli Bookstore in New York City, United States

12. Kníhkupectvo Martinus.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia

Kníhkupectvo Martinus.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia

13. Munro’s Books in Victoria, Canada

Munro's Books in Victoria, Canada

14. Mendo in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mendo in Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. Daunt Books Marylebone in London, England

Daunt Books Marylebone in London, England

16. Chapters Runnymede in Toronto, Canada

Chapters Runnymede in Toronto, Canada
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Sofia T.
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