Review of Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Review: So it really does seem that Colleen Hoover knows how to play with her readers emotions all the time. This book was a lot better then I had thought it to be, and had a lot of depth and heart clenching-ness too. I think my favorite parts of the book had to do with the different confessions talked about and unsaid, along with the awe inspiring artwork that went along with them. They are just WOW.

I did have a few problems with the book though, such as the fast pace of it. And how the confessions felt a bit held back from what could have been detailed a bit more. But that’s just me.

I loved the characters! I mean arrgh! I really did, I just wanted to scream when some of the stuff was going down in the book. Because I really wanted to help them out, dang it! But that just tells you how good Colleen Hoover is though and why you might just need to give her books a read.

4 out of 5 stars.

306 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary.

Published by Atria Books.

Summary: Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

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Trailer Reveal for OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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OBLIVION Synopsis:

Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

 

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

 

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Review of Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Review: Nick keeps getting better and better, and so do his cool tacky shirts. I just love how well Sherrilyn Kenyon is developing his character as theses books go on. Because as you read you can really see Nick learning from the people around him and how much he is growing. This book also had a good plot line and really kept it interesting for a second book in a series. I cannot wait to see what else Nick and his friends are up to in the next coming books!

4 out of 5 stars.

432 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Paranormal. Fantasy.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: The second novel in the new teen series, The Chronicles of Nick, a spin-off from the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series–from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better.

Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

Being a teenager is no picnic either. His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention, and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers, and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Waiting on Wednesday! October.28

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,

which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks book is…

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) 

by Claudia Gray

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Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Release Date November 3rd 2015 by Harper Teen.

Why am I waiting for this book?

I loved the first book and really want to know what happens next! And just look at this cover!

What coming soon books are you most pumped for? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday! Oct.27

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

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October 27: Halloween themed freebie – Top Ten literary Halloween Costumes!

1. Harry Potter

I always see a lot of people dressed up as different characters from the Harry potter series. I hope one day I can go to or host a Harry Potter themed party. So then I have a reason to dress up and eats lots of food.

2. The Hunger Games

For years now I have seen this costume of Katniss at the store, and you can just make it. So simple.

3. Divergent

I did cosplay this once, it did not turn out as I wanted it to. Maybe another time…

4. Sabriel

Oh my gosh, Guys!!! I saw someone at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. Cosplay as Sabriel and it was amazing!!!!!!!!

5. Immortals After Dark

I have mostly seen just people in some of the funny t-shirts that Nix wears. And I want to be them. I love her and just want all her shirts and be her all the time.

6. The Lunar Chronicles

Every year when I go to the book launch for this series, there is always great costumes that look like the characters. It is such a fun series to dress up as and kind of easy too.

7. Throne of Glass

I want to coplay this so bad. All of the outfits and characters would be amazing to dress up as. I am trying to get a friend to make me one of the outfits on the cover.

8. The Girl in the Steel Corset

This is another costume that would be really cool if someone did. An very pretty.

9. The Mortal Instruments

I see a lot of this one too, but it does kind of look like Divergent cosplay too. The only difference is the tattoos.

10. Any Fairy Tail/ Re-Telling ever

ITS EVERYWHERE.

What are your top ten literary Halloween costumes? Are you going to be one this year? Have you already done it? Let me know in the comments!!!

Manga Monday! #63- Hissing by Eun-Young Kang

Hissing by Eun-Young Kang

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Review: I really liked the different art style that this manga had throughout the series, you could definitely tell it was a Korean manga. The series is a bit weird and more real life/ soap opera problems for the plot line. It does take a while to sort out some things in this series but is well worth it to laugh with and at some of the characters.

2 out of 5 stars.

1-6 Volumes.

Manga. Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes.

Published by Yen Press.

Summary: Da-Eh, an aspiring manhwa artist who lives with her father an little brother, comes across Sun-Nam, a softie whose ultimate goal is simply to become a “tough guy.” Whenever these two meet, trouble follows. Meanwhile, Ta-Jun, the hottest guy in town, finds himself drawn to the one girl that his killer smile doesn’t work on – Da-Eh. With their complicated family history weighing heavily on their shoulders, watch how these three teenagers find their way out into the world!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Infinity: Chronicles of Nick (Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Infinity: Chronicles of Nick (Chronicles of Nick #1)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Review: I have been putting off reading this series for a long time now, and only picked up some of the series recently because I fond them a great price. I really enjoy the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Nick is one of my top favorites in the series. But since what happened with him in the Dark Hunter series I was not sure if I wanted to read more about him. But I am happy to say that Nick’s own series is really good, and lots of fun to read from his point of view.

I think the only reason I gave this book a three was because I had read it before in manga version. Nick’s humor is really great in these books too, its hard to keep the smile off my face when I’m reading this series. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of his story in these books, hopefully they will turn his future into a different one then in the Dark Hunter series.

3 out of 5 stars.

480 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough, and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, the teenaged Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead. But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh-eating zombies–and he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chain saw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)  by Sarah J. Maas

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Review: I could not get my hands on this fast enough. I just about chased down my mail lady on the day it was suppose to be coming in. I feel a bit bad, but not too much. Because this book is just, UGH!!! This review is going to be so hard, okay, I’m going to try my best. Sorry guys if I just can’t.

( Deep Breath) Okay.

This book feels like it is everything and more that this series and fans have been waiting for. Because for one, we the readers are all caught up on the backstory of everyone and the plot. the second being that now the characters are all caught up and their worlds are colliding. My brain just about blew up from all the amazingness, because just think about   Celaena/ Aelin and Manon in a fight. Two characters that are badass and not all that good ( plus two of the strongest female characters in this series, that you love) in a know down drag out fight, I have no clue who would win. But after this thought, I started up thinking what if they fought on the same side. Mind blown, goodbye world. Aelin and Manon rulers of the world. So yeah just something to think about.

Next up-The Love interest. ( spoilers?)

I really liked  how  Sarah j. Maas, is able to show how Celaena and Chaol were no longer able to be together and grew out of love. And I think this book would have been just fine without any love interest because Aelin just needs to get shit done in this series and every time she is in love it holds her back. But, Rowan. Well, he is a different love interest altogether. I mean ( gasping for breath, because the things he does/ says! and have to fan self). I do think this is a good pairing, but I’m really bias because I LOVE him so much. Although I do understand why there are so many upset by the new pairings for almost all of the characters.

Next- Characters step up.

Oh my gosh Lysandra! I can’t say to much about her part in this book, but I will say she is a new favorite to many. And my spirit animal. ( wink to all those who know what I’m talking about).

Overall, this book was so good. I hate that now we all have to wait forever for the next one in the series. At least now we know that things are really happing now in the series, many good/ bad things….

5 out of 5 stars.

656 pages. Hardback. Autographed.

Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Fantasy.

Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens.

Summary: Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Castle in the Air (Howl’s Moving Castle #2) by Diana Wynne Jones

Castle in the Air (Howl’s Moving Castle #2)  by Diana Wynne Jones

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Review: The book starts off on a slow and steady beginning. Then when you get towards that middle of the book things start to move along faster, but its not till the end that  all the pieces to this book come together. When they do it truly makes this book one of the best books I have read in a long time. Diana Wynne Jones really knows how to describe and create beautiful settings and plots for her characters. When I finally put together all the different pieces to this book, I could not stop laughing. And it was so great to see my favorite characters from the first book, I just love Sophie and Howl so much. It was really great to get a peak into their lives in this book, I am so looking forward to the next one.

5 out of 5 stars.

383 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Fantasy. Fiction.

Published by Greenwillow Books.

Summary: Young merchant Abdullah leads a humble life. Or he did until a stranger sold him a threadbare—and disagreeable—magic carpet. Now Abdullah is caught in the middle of his grand daydreams. Waking one night in a luxurious garden, he meets and falls instantly in love with the beautiful and clever Flower-in-the-Night. But a wicked djinn sweeps the princess away right before Abdullah’s eyes, leaving the young man no choice but to follow. This is no ordinary quest, however, for Flower-in-the-Night isn’t all the djinn has stolen. Abdullah will have the so-called help of the cantankerous carpet, a cranky genie in a bottle, a dishonest soldier, and a very opinionated black cat. Will this motley crew be able to find the djinn’s mysterious dwelling and rescue a castle full of princesses?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Waiting on Wednesday! Oct.21

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,

which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks book is…

The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3)

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The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind’s glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady’s Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan’s nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan’s enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Release Date October 27th 2015 by Harlequin Teen.

Why am I waiting for this book?

I feel like I am going crazy waiting for this book. I loved the first series that this is a spin off for and I just really need to know what happens next! Because the last book just left me there to dangle for me life it seems!

What coming soon books are you most pumped for? Let me know in the comments!