Saturday, May 09, 2015


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I just wanted to let you know that this blog has moved! 

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Ten Tiny Breaths--Review

Author: K.A Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books 
Pages: 289 
Synopsis: Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them. 

Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life imploded when her care was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything--anything but her mysterious neighbour in apartment 1D. 
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey's guarded heart--even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds. 

Review: I had heard so many great things about this book, and when I finally picked it up and got around to reading it, I was not disappointed! 

Kacey and her younger sister Livie have lost both of their parents in a tragic car accident. For Kacey, not only was she a victim of the accident, losing both of her parents, but she lost her boyfriend and best friend as well. Since this awful night Kacey is left to struggle with the emotions and thoughts of what has happened to her. When I first started to read the book, I really was not too much of a fan of Kacey's because it was so hard to like her character. She is a very determined and stubborn character and she knows exactly what it is that she wants. She definitely has a knack for keeping everyone at bay, including the readers. Given that everything Kacey has been through, this is definitely understandable. 
With that being said, Kacey is a very strong young woman. After dealing with alcohol, drugs, and sex, Kacey is trying to turn her life around, and doing that absolute best she can to protect and provide for her younger sister. 

Enter Trent. I absolutely adored his character. He is a such a sweetheart and he is extremely patient with Kacey given everything that she has been through. Along with Trent, K.A Tucker has included a whole cast of wonderful characters. Once you meet Storm and her daughter Mia, the novel really takes off. Storm is fantastic, and a great neighbour and friend to Kacey. She is persistent and even when Kacey is trying her best to push people away, Storm finds a way in. 

This book deals with some really heavy issues and some very raw emotions. At the end, this is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful story. K.A Tucker has done amazing job writing characters who are real, funny, sexy, and understanding. There really is not a dull moment in this book and it picks up almost right from the beginning and it will keep you hooked and reading right until the last sentence. 

This truly is a great New Adult read for fans of the genre. If you are looking for something to read, your next pick should be Ten Tiny Breaths. 

Friday, May 08, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #4

Another small haul to report today. When I woke up this morning, I was expecting a package from the government containing the curriculum documents that I had ordered. When I went outside to grab the box, I noticed a smaller one on top of it. I had placed a second order on Amazon, but I was not expecting to see that today. Today has been a great week for books! 

Without any further babbling, I'll get onto the books that I received today. 

The books that I ordered:
  • Last Call by Alice Clayton
  • Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton 
  • Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton 
I absolutely adored Wallbanger, and I went I noticed the sequel as well as these additional books in her Cocktails series, I knew that I wanted to read them. These are great, romantic and funny reads. 

If you have read these books, let me know what you thought about them. I always love talking books. 
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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #3

Today was an awesome book haul day. I had placed some orders online with Chapters and with Amazon. Neither order was supposed to come in until tomorrow at the earliest and I managed to get both orders today!

Without any further delay, on to the books that I've purchased:

From Amazon I picked up:
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer 
  • Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
From Chapters I picked up:
  • Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen 
  • Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton 
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

 I'm definitely really excited to get into all of these books!
If' you've read any of the books I've purchased, let me know what you thought about them! :)

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #5

Every Wednesday, Dani from Pen to Paper hosts a weekly blog hop, Wishlist Wednesday, in which you can list a book that you really want to read or that you have really been wanting to get. 

How to join:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from you wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves. 
  • Do a post telling you readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post. 
  • Visit other blogs and enjoy! 
Here's this week's pick: 

My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Wanga

Synopsis: Sixteen year old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness. 

There's only one problem: she's not sure that she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel's convinced she's found her solution-Roman, a teenage boy who's haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other's broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. 

I had only heard about this book quite recently but when I read the synopsis I just really wanted to read it. I've heard some really great things about this book and I'm really excited to add this book to my shelves. 

Friday, April 10, 2015


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled, Teen
Pages: 294

Synopsis: Starting over sucks. 
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring...until I spotted by hot neighbour, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth. 

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me. 

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking lose to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is. 

Review: I'll start this of with complete honesty, I really did not think that I was going to enjoy a book about aliens. I had purchased this book a little while back and it was just sitting on my bookshelf. I had heard so many good things about this book which is why I had picked it up, and after reading it, turns out that aliens are definitely my thing. Especially when they're named Daemon.

There is absolutely something about Daemon's arrogance, and the fact that knows he's good looking, that just make him that much more attractive. There were times when I found myself really wanting to switch places with Katy. I would not have minded bickering with Daemon at all! Katy is actually a really likable main character. I really enjoyed being able to discover the world from her point-of-view, and it was very enjoyable and entertaining to see through Katy's eyes.

And is hard trying to find the right words to say to describe him. The moment that you meet him, you know that there is going to be that level of arrogance and sarcasm, but it is one of the reasons that I really enjoyed his character. It was really refreshing as well to witness his interactions with Katy and to see just exactly how  much her cares for her and how strongly he feels about her.

With this being said, all of the characters is this book were awesome, and they were really well developed. As a reader you become completely immersed in these characters lives and you never want to leave! I absolutely loved setting of this book, that at times, it really felt as though I was right there in the story right along side the characters. This story completely captivated me and I had this book finished in almost no time at all! There was just the right amount of drama, suspense and action. This book absolutely has it all!

If you are a bit hesitant about reading a book about aliens, don't be. This book was nothing that I was imaging it to be. It was so much better and so completely captivating. If you have not read this book, then you absolutely must check it out!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Getting Back into It

Hey Everyone

I've kind of disappeared for a little while, life/school got a bit hectic. But I'm back and I'm really looking forward to getting more involved in the blogging community and discovering more great books, and meeting new people!