Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review #9 [Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire]




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The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

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REVIEW TIME! First I want to say - sorry for being absent. But, you guys know how it is. Life and all that. Anyway, I've come back with a new book review of a new genre! It's Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire.

OMG. OMG. 

^That alone explains my reaction to this book. oh wait and this.... WHAT?

We have our two protagonists. Abby and Travis. AND OH LORD....JUST *HEADS EXPLODES*

I can't or won't rather reveal stuff about these two, because the synopsis up top there, says it all. And, please excuse my language. BUT HOLY SHIT THESE TWO ARE CRAZYYYY. Weird review right? But, trust me on this guys, when I say you will 95% likely feel the exact same way when or if you read this. 
Abby and Travis are such a destructive couple. They go through so much between each other; with all the misunderstandings, not admitting to their own feelings. 
I mean, people there are instances where you have to step back and be like..."Really, now? What the hell?" But, not exactly in a bad way. 

They have a lot of obstacles, though when I say that you may think "Oh, you mean like people coming between them?" 
Well...no not necessarily. The obstacles are created by Abby and Travis themselves. The side characters and best friends to our main - Shepley and America - are really good in helping the two come together. 

I'll be honest the plot of the book is nothing new and has been done a hundred times over. 

BUT! There is just something that keeps you from closing the book, from putting it down (to be honest I think it mostly has to do with Travis..but whatever lol).

If your looking for a hot steamy, UTTERLY frustrating but quite a page turner of a contemporary/chick lit romance. This is your book.
Rating: 5/5



Saturday, November 26, 2011


This Friday's Question:

When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time 
when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

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Mmmm...well. I'm usually doing homework since I'm a student in college or I'm watching television. Sometimes I don't have time to watch my favorite shows so I try to just catch up on recent missed episodes. There are other times when I go with old high school classmates, I mean usually or occasionally we talk to each other on Facebook; and then we try and make plans or something to meet up. I actually did that today. XD. We went to go see Breaking Dawn, even stopped at Barnes and Noble. LOL. I made her buy one of my favorite UF books, Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Now, I'll just wait for her thoughts on it.

If I'm not doing any of that ^.....I'm usually sleeping. A human version of a sloth. For real. LOL

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

Just wanted to say Happy Turkey Day to everyone! Enjoy spending time with your families and eating all that good food. I haven't been active as a late, but I'll be back around Saturday..maybe. haha.
But, anyway. Be safe everyone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wicked Winter Read-a-thon


Here comes another read-a-thon!  
Hosted by: Rebecca @ Kindle Fever, April @ My Shelf Confessions
click here for more info! Let's go go!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Book Review #8 [Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins]



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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. 

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
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Yo ho ho! Hey everyone! Here I am with a new review! This time it's Stephanie Perkins' second novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door.

Let's start off with our main characters, shall we? First we have Lola, our spunky plucky oh-so fashionable heroine. Lola is an independent young woman, who loves to express herself through fashion. At let me tell you it's never a dull moment for Lola when it comes to what outfit she wears today. From the wigs to the shoes, it's a show-stopper. Along with her plans to have THE best outfit at her school dance and her bad-boy boyfriend Max, everything in Lola's life is perfect. Until, the Bell twins return!

Now, Lola had history of course with the Bell Twins. But, the one she's most worried about? Cricket Bell.

*GUSHES AND SWOONS* Can I say that I LOVE Cricket? Can I please get a Cricket Bell for Christmas, Santa? Cricket is a gifted inventor, just as creative and innovative as Lola is. He's adorable, thoughtful, sweet, fidgety, imaginative, a bit nerdy...I can go on and on. Basically? Cricket is the man.Throughout the story, we have Lola battling her past feelings for Cricket creeping back in now that he's back with her current connection with Max. Lola is no way perfect, and she makes a lot of mistakes.

Now, if I had to say I only liked Lola when she was with Cricket. I know, I know weird right? But, it's true. Lola at times got me a bit irritated and the only time I could truly stand her even a bit is when she's with Cricket. We have side characters have Lola's parents, Cricket's twin sister andddd two familiar characters from S. Perkins' first book. *hint-wink*

Suffice to say the book is still really good. So, if your a fan of contemporary YA romance, or even of S. Perkins' previous book, the companion to this one - Anna and the French Kiss - you'll enjoy this.


Rating: 3.5/5

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Goodreads Choice Awards

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Goodreads Choice Awards!

You have three chances to vote during the month of November:

Opening Round: October 31 – November 13, 2011
Voting open to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (the fine print).

Semifinals: November 14 – November 20, 2011
The top 5 write-in votes in each category become official nominees. You can vote for one of the now 20 nominees in each category. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.

Finals: November 21 – November 30, 2011
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and you have one last chance to vote.

Winners will be announced in December. Thanks for voting! Click here!
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Oh wow. A Goodreads Choice Awards? Cool. My first time participating, I already placed my votes for the opening rounds. You should too, join in!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hunger Games Movieeee!


Okay so I've been on top of this from the beginning. I've had my doubts during casting time, still do. But, it's all said and done.
I'm excited. I really am, and I hope...I HOPE that this movie doesn't suck as bad the Twilight movies do. No offense to you Twi-hards out there, but I mean in all honesty Hunger Games is much better. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  .
Anyhoo, you can count this post as a pre-introduction to the coming book reviews of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins!


This Friday's Question:

Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre? 
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  Twilight was - believe it or not - the very first book I bought. When it came to books I only read them if they were assigned to me in school, never for leisurely pleasure like now. I had never read any young adult books or YA books of a supernatural twist in general. I loved Twilight I did. The idea of it all. Forbidden love. *swoon*. Albeit now I don't so much. Even so, I'm grateful in a way because if it wasn't for the hype of Twilight I often read or heard about I'd probably would have never started my own book blog, let alone leading me to actual like going to the book store. The horror!




Hunger Games! -screams- This series my dear friends is what got me started on - even now- one of my favorite genres. YA dystopian! I, absolutely LOVED the idea of a young adult dystopian book. To be honest, I never heard of it before this book. (I was a serious noobie, please have mercy on my ignorance then.) I was caught up in the world of Panem, the struggles Katniss and the others had to go through. The thought of one normal, average girl inadvertently changing her world.

Another book would be:

Mercy Thompson Series - it got me interested in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance genre. One of my favorite genres and series. (Where's my book # 7 Patricia Briggs?!)



What about you guys? What book got you interested in a new genre?

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