WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #73 Wicked Sexy Liar (Wild Seasons #4) by Christina Lauren

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:33 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.


Title: Wicked Sexy Liar
Series: Wild Seasons #4

Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 


Dating a friend’s ex is supposed to be off the table. But sometimes what’s really, really wrong is actually really, really right.






What are you waiting on Wednesday???
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Sofia T.

Review: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 6:04 PM
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Title: The Paper Swan
Author: Leylah Attar
Series: None

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.
A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. 
The paper swan just became my #1 most favorite book for 2015. This year isn’t even over yet and I feel like I’ve read so many stupendous books. The paper swan is by far the most mind blowing book.

The book starts off in the middle of things so don’t expect an introduction or any details about what’s going on. Our heroine, Sky Sedgewick finds herself in a tight spot; there’s a man holding a gun over her head and she’s about to get abducted. We, as readers know as much as Sky does which believe me isn’t much. She has no idea why someone would do this to her, she’s never harmed anyone and she isn’t shy to hide that fact from her captor. Unfortunately for her, her captor doesn’t really care about Sky’s innocence or even her father’s money.

The only thing Damian cares about is his revenge. A revenge that required a lot planning, a lot of patience and he won’t lose his only chance at getting it because of old memories. He has only one goal: make Sky’s father pay for his sins by killing his daughter.

I can’t put into words how I felt about this book. For the first time ever I didn’t just fall in love with the characters but with the story itself. It was a truly mind blowing and well written love story. The ultimately love story. I really can’t let this book go. Its unique plot and mesmerizing characters captured my attention from the very beginning. It was like a roller coaster of emotions.

Sky may not know why Damien kidnapped her but as her hope dies, all Sky can think about is her childhood and the two special people who stole her heart when she lost them. And as Sky travels through the memories of her past, the present Damian and she are living becomes clearer and eventually everything makes sense. The bond they share is revealed through that very memories.

I didn’t expect such an astounding book when I picked it up! I had actually no idea what the book was about since I hadn’t read other reviews and the blurb doesn’t really make much sense so I can’t stress how pleasantly surprised I was when I read it.

The paper swan was a perfect book for me! The book took me by surprise with its beginning, the huge twists, the sweet memories of a childhood that is full of innocence, the love, the emotional and the real journey and of course the main characters. And OMG the cover! I’m one of those people who are always trying to make sense of the cover and when I got to that part in this book all I could think was what a perfect fit the cover was.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #67

Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2015 3:32 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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I'm ashamed (proud) to admit that all I've been doing this week is READING! It sounds good but my uni exams are just around the corner and I'm in no way prepared. That being said..... my bff loves Tillie Cole and I was kinda pressured to read the Sweet Home series. I didn't really love it but it was enjoyable. I also got to (finally) read Grayson's vow, which I loved! 

What did you read this week?
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #72 Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:26 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Starflight
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Starflight #1

Expected publication: February 2nd 2016

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world--and each other--the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...

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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #62 Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 2:19 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This YearClick on links or covers for Goodreads

1. Until the Beginning (After the End #2)


2. Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird)


3. Incarnate (Newsoul #1)


4. Soundless


5. Waterfall (Teardrop #2)


6. Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)


7. Winter Garden


8. The Nightingale


9. Grayson's Vow


10. Trust Me, I'm Lying (Trust Me #1)


What ten books would you like Santa leaving under your tree???
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Kill Without Mercy (ARES Security #1) by Alexandra Ivy

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2015 3:58 PM
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Title: Kill Without Mercy
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Series: ARES Security #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…
There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.
Mind-Blowing!

Alexandra Ivy’s new series, Ares security, will leave you at the edge of your seat. This book is like nothing you’ve read before by Ivy but it’s still as abso-f*ucking-lutely incredible as her other books.

When Rafe Vargas and his friends escaped from a Taliban prison the only thing that kept them alive was the promise of freedom. Now back in the U.S. the team Rafe, a covert ops specialist, Max, trained in forensics, Hauk, a sniper, Teagan, a computer wizard and Lucas, hostage negotiator is about to introduce their own kind of security, Ares security. But first Rafe has to leave his ranch in Texas and travel to Newton to take care his late grandfather’s small house. While in Newton, Rafe meets Annie White, his need to go back home is forgotten and another need emerges; to protect.

Annie is haunted by a past that everyone in Newton knows about. Everyone blamed her father for the murders in Newton 15 years ago and they still do. It doesn’t matter that he’s dead. Especially when Annie returns to Newton and it seems like women start disappearing and the killings have started again. Annie knows she must act before it gets as bad as the previous time but she doesn’t know who to trust.

This one was full of non-stop action from the very beginning. Kill without mercy may have been Rafe’s story but we got to meet Max, Hauk, Teagan and Lucas. They all went to Newton when it became clear that Rafe was dealing with a more dangerous threat than what he was prepared. They were such a great team!

All the characters were great but what I truly loved was the plot. That was insanely good! There was plenty of action but what I’m really talking about are the twists. There were so many secrets that were kept from Annie, so many lies that she had been told. If Annie and Rafe want to uncover the real identity of the Newton slayer they will have to dig deeper beneath this sea of lies and secrets and uncover the truth. A truth that will shock the whole small community.

Kill without Mercy was mind-blowing. I really liked the characters, the plot and the twists. I read it in a sitting and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. There is a huge mystery surrounding the White family and it was a great challenge uncovering it.

I’m not sure but I believe Hauk’s story is next! Hauk keeps getting threating messages and no one can determine who the perpetrator is, despite their attempts.

The book also reveals the first chapter of Blood Lust, the third book in the Sentinels series. I am in LOVE! I can’t wait to read Bas and Myst’s story. The chemistry between them is off the charts.

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #66

Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015 3:27 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #71 Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:25 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Glass Sword
Series: Red Queen #2

Expected publication: February 9th 2016

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #61 Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 11:31 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015Click on links or covers for Goodreads

1. Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3)


2. Kyland


3. Forbidden




5. Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1)


6. The Paper Swan




8. Red Queen (Red Queen #1)


9. Hopeless (Hopeless #1)


10. Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1)

I got an ARC and I fell in love with this book so I'm definitely including it here!


I'd have liked to include 20 more books but 10 is the limit...

What were the top ten books you read in 2015?
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Sofia T.

Review: The Best Goodbye (Rosemary Beach #13) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015 1:54 PM
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Title: The Best Goodbye
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #13

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.
The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was...
After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.
Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh...something strange about the way she looks at Captain...
I was so excited for Captain’s story. I really liked what I read; I just didn’t love it!

We met Captain several books ago with little to none information about his past. The things we know for sure are: he’s Blaire’s step brother and he’s an assassin. Wow, what?

Let’s take things from the beginning! River/ Captain Kipling hasn’t always been an assassin, he certainly wasn’t raised one. The Best Goodbye offers a great deal about River’s past and how he came to be the man known as Captain. Captain wasn’t always cold, distant, an assassin. If things had turned out otherwise then River Kipling would have been a happy man, maybe the happiest of all. Not everyone gets to meet their soul mate at twelve but River did, until he lost her.

When memories of the past re-emerge, Captain can blame no one but Rose Henderson, the new waitress at the restaurant he is opening. Rose isn’t who she claims to be and when the truth comes out, there will be nothing to hold Captain back from taking what’s his.

I fell in love with the first 40% of the book. After that it went downhill pretty quickly. I loved how Glines presented everything and how the mystery was solved but after that I felt as if the book was rushed.

There was a gap of many years between the time Captain and Rose meet again and I don’t feel the book portrayed their re-connection. They had one beautiful past and a magical relationship but it progresses too quickly!

In addition we get to see Captain’s other secret, one he never wanted anyone to know but one he can’t hide any longer, especially from Rose.

I don’t feel satisfied from what I read but I think that you should definitely read it! It is after all the 13th book in the Rosemary Beach series and we don’t have many books left before the big end! I really don’t want this series to end!!

Next one is Nan! I don’t know how I’ll feel about her story I just know she hasn’t been my favorite person so far BUT she has quite redeemed herself in the past few books.

Until Up in flames!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #65

Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:30 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Click on cover for Goodreads:

MIND BLOWING Books I read!

 

Books I enjoyed

 
 

Books I didn't really like


Uni is over and done! My week has been really great (book related) and I managed to read some SUPER AMAZING
books! I'm also back home which means I'll have more time for reading and plan some amazing things for all my incredible followers!!!!

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes #3) by Aly Martinez

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:41 PM
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COVER REVEAL: Fighting Solitude

By Aly Martinez

Fighting Solitude is Book Three in the On The Ropes Series by Aly Martinez and is Quarry’s highly anticipated story!

I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.

That was going to change.

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting to be the man she deserves.

Fighting the solitude of our pasts. 
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Excerpt

Prologue

“Mia!” I shouted. 

It was worthless. She’d been deaf since the day I met her. 

She’d never once heard my voice.

She’d never heard the deep rumble of my laugh when she was excited, signing so fast I could barely keep up. 

She’d never heard my content sigh when she barged into the locker room after a fight—just her presence soothed the lingering madness brewing within me. 

She’d never heard me whispering my deepest fears into her ear as she fell asleep on top of me.

She’d never heard the reverence in which I cried her name each and every time I took her body.

And she’d never once heard the ease in which the words I love you tumbled from my lips as I stared into her deep, jade green eyes. 

But as I screamed her name while watching her petite body seizing in the passenger seat beside me, I’d never needed her to hear me more. 

“Mia. Oh God. I’ve got you, baby.”

She was still thrashing violently as I made my way around to her door, yanking it open while pleading with whatever god was willing to help. 

When she stilled, a whole new level of silence filled the air around us. It wasn’t the absence of sound.

It was the absence of life.

“Mia, breathe!” I roared as her chest remained agonizingly still. “Help me!” I screamed at the closed emergency room doors, but no medical savior rushed out with the miracle I so desperately needed.

My hands shook wildly as I released her lifeless body from the seatbelt. 

“I’ve got you, just hang on. Please just hang on, Mia,” I whispered lifting her into my arms and sprinting through the sliding doors. “I need a doctor! She’s not breathing!” 

Nurses rushed towards me in slow motion as the seconds without air in her lungs passed at a terrifying speed.

Breathe. 

A doctor appeared with a gurney and quickly took her from my arms. 

The immediate loss was staggering. 

Hope became my only solace.

She needed help that I wasn’t capable of giving her, but that didn’t stop me from following close behind as they rolled her away. I was on the verge of self-destructing; letting her out of my sight wasn’t an option. 

I stood motionless in the doorway while doctors and nurses swarmed around her. Their mouths moved frantically, but without my hearing aids I was worthless to make out the words their faint voices carried. 

I never wore my hearing aids when I was with Mia. There was no point. She rarely spoke with her voice. 

We’d spent four years building a relationship with our hands. 

Those hands had told me animated stories that made me laugh until my face hurt from smiling. 

They’d fought with me relentlessly, but always ended the night raking down my back in silent ecstasy.

Her fingers had fluidly signed I love you more times than I could ever count—or forget. 

But as I felt the nurse attempting to physically remove me from the room, my eyes became fixated on her limp hand dangling off the side of the bed. It was the only sight more frightening than watching her flail mid-seizure. 

It ripped the heart straight from my chest. 

That hand was supposed to be full of life. 

It was the very essence of Mia. 

Pale.

White.

Still.

Oh God. 

Sucking in a deep breath, I held it until the room began to spin. 

It provided me no relief even as it forced me to my knees. 

There would be no distraction from this. 

I was going to lose her.

Yet another woman I couldn’t save. 

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About the Author:

Aly Martinez
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.


After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.


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