Review of Manwhore (Manwhore #1) by Katy Evans

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Review: I was a bit wary of this book at first, I love Katy Evan’s writing but the plot to this book just didn’t jump out at me. But after I went of a book buying thon during my birthday month, I picked the two books in the series and was not able to put them down.

I had so much fun reading Manwhore, that I never wanted to be away for this book for any reason. My friends thought I was nuts for carrying this book with me everywhere, but as long as it was with just in case I got a moment to read more. I took it!

Anyway, this book along with its mind numbing characters reminded me once again why I love reading anything that Katy Evans wrights down, my god it could be a list of things that she has to pick up and best the best thing in the world to me. I was so happy to have the second book on its way in the mail to me after I finished  this first one.

Even though the plot was a bit simple with a slight twist here and there, Saint was beyond my favorite to read about in this series. I mean no match for Remy from Katy Evans Real series but very close.

5 out of 5 stars.

368 pages. Paperback.

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

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)  by Erika Johansen

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Review: I was really let down by this book, which is so sad because the first one in this series was so good. But it just seemed like everything ( plot, characters) all of it were going down hill. Maybe the author was not in the best place when she wrote this book, or what.

There were just way to many times that times that I struggled to keep reading. Although the ending was satisfying enough, I am holding out hope that the third and final book will be a lot better.

3 out of 5 stars.

515 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Fantasy. Science Fiction.

Published By Harper.

Summary: With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! – #76 Fake by Sanami Matoh

Fake by Sanami Matoh

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Review: This is one of my all time favorite manga classic’s! I am just so loving this series, mostly because the characters and plot are great and lots of fun. The manga is totally normal with just the added spice of Yaoi sprinkled on top. Trust me when I say that you will have a lot of fun with this series and all the jokes ( and don’t forget Binky!)

4 out of 5 stars.

1-7 volumes.

Manga. Yaoi. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Romance. Contemporary. Police.

Published by TokyoPop.

Summary: Ryo and Dee, two of New York City’s finest, are called in to investigate the activities of some two-bit street punk. The operation goes south rather quickly when Dee is kidnapped and Ryo must put all of his skill and training to the test to get his partner back in one piece. Their partnership is on the line as electrified emotions raise feelings between the two guys that are hard to ignore.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard

A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2)  by Susan Dennard

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Review: I was doing a small read-a- thon, all by myself because I really wanted to clean up my TBR shelves in my room. So I finally got around to reading this book.

It did start off a little slow, and still had more then I would have liked slow moments throughout the book. But overall I am very interested into finding out what the heck’s going on! Because after reading this second book I feel that everything is just building up for the last book. That nothing will be done or sorted till then.

Although I think my favorite part of this series is the beautiful covers showing where the characters are in the book. It’s just super cool to read about all the different places. Especially when the characters describe the different landmarks they are looking at.

And I have so many questions about the characters and the small plots going on, all at the same time. So I am very much looking forward to the final book in this series, mostly so that I can finally get some answers!

3 out of 5 stars.

432 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Romance. Paranormal. Horror. Science Fiction. Steampunk. Fantasy.

Published by HarperTeen.

Summary: Perfect for fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners and Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices series, this spellbinding sequel to Something Strange and Deadly delivers a mix of supernatural forces and intense romance, set against the enchanting backdrop of nineteenth-century Paris.

With her brother dead and her mother insane, Eleanor Fitt is alone. Even the Spirit-Hunters—Joseph, Jie, and the handsome Daniel—have fled to Paris. So when Eleanor hears the vicious barking of hounds and sees haunting yellow eyes, she fears that the Dead, and the necromancer Marcus, are after her.

To escape, Eleanor boards a steamer bound for France. There she meets Oliver, a young man who claims to have known her brother. But Oliver harbors a dangerous secret involving necromancy and black magic that entices Eleanor beyond words. If she can resist him, she’ll be fine. But when she arrives in Paris, she finds that the Dead have taken over, and there’s a whole new evil lurking. And she is forced to make a deadly decision that will go against everything the Spirit-Hunters stand for.

In Paris, there’s a price for this darkness strange and lovely, and it may have Eleanor paying with her life.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott

Play (Stage Dive #2)  by Kylie Scott

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Review: This was the cutest, funniest book I have read all year long. I could not stop laughing, that I had tears in my eyes. Even thinking of this book right at this moment has  me reaching for it was the biggest smile of my face.

This book has THE best quotes or one liners ever. Just for you guys I’ll share my favorite part with the best quotes ever in it.

” whatever you’re imagining, it’s bigger.”

“I’m not imagining anything.”

“I’m serious. It’s basically a monster. I cannot control it.”

“Malcolm-”

“You’re pretty much going to need a whip and chair to tame it, Anne.”

I am dying folks, DYING!!!! And this part is only the tip of the ice burg, because there is so much more throughout the whole of the book.

I do have to say that Mal and Anne are at the top of my favorite characters list and ship this year because this book was so cute and sizzling. Mal is just like a puppy and Anne is like the kid with the puppy and has no idea what to do with it. Other than cuddle it and give it those crazy eyes. So if you have yet to read this book go get it now !!! It will blow you away with the funny and cute. Now if you will excuse me I must go re-read it again…

 

5 out of 5 stars.

304 pages. Paperback.

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

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Top Ten Tuesday! Jan.19

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

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January 19: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR (inspired by Jamie’s New To The Queue posts)

1.Every Breath (Every #1)  by Ellie Marney

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I have heard a lot t about this series from one of my blogger friends that I try to meet up with every now and again. And whenever she tells me to read a book, I always try to add it to the top of my soon to read list. I am really looking forward to starting this series.

2. Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #14)  by Abbi Glines

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I am just dying for this last book of the Rosemary Beach series! I am supper curious on how Nan’s book is going to work, because I can not sand her in the rest of the series!

3. Options by Abbi Glines

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I’m slightly interested in this series,  only because like Abbie Glines and this book looks very out of her normal stuff.

4. Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3)  by Amie Kaufman , Meagan Spooner

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I just started this series and I really liked the first book and have yet to start the second book. But from all that I’m hearing of this last book, I will have to up my reading list to get the third book soon!

5. A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1)  by Brittany Cavallaro

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The plot and characters sounded really good to me when I first heard of this book and managed to get my hands on an ARC. But I have had no time to start it yet, hopefully soon.

6. A Darker Shade of Magic  (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

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This is another book that my blogger friend has been throwing at me to read, and I’m trying to get my hands on it soon because the author is coming to my city for a signing! 

7. Into the Dim (Into The Dim #1)  by Janet B. Taylor

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New book coming out this year that sounded really good.

8. The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)  by Richelle Mead

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First the cover, then the author pulled me into this book. Now all I’m doing is dying for not having it in my hands.

9. Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles 0.5, 0.6, 1.5, 3.1, 3.6)  by Marissa Meyer

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I am so ready for this book! I mean it! I need to know how all the characters are doing after the last book!!! But really Cress and Thorne!!!!!!

10. The Mummy (The Mummy #1)  by Max Allan Collins

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I am supper into this movie series and just got the books for X-mass and cant wait to have time to start on them!!!

What Are Your Top Ten Books Recently Added To Your TBR?! Let Me Know In The Comments!

Manga Monday! – # 75 Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji

Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji

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Review: This one my favorite new series that I read last year! It was funny and adorable!

Lots of feels for the plot and characters too. Even though the plot of the story was a bit simple/typical shojo manga, the author was able to knock this series out in a whole new way!  I just could not get enough of this series, I was so sad that it ended so soon! But at least I was able to find a new author/artist that I can read more from online!!

5 out of 5 stars.

1-10 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Humor.

Published by VIZ Media.

Summary: In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!

-Summary from Amazon.com

Review of Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

Lick (Stage Dive #1)  by Kylie Scott

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Review: I have heard a lot of good things about this series and final decided to pick up the first two books in the series when I was in a big book slump for a while. I am so glad I did pick them up. I am so out of my slump now!

Although the summary/plot seems so much like many others, Kylie Scott is able to deliver the characters and plot in such a way that it was painful to put the book down. I really mean it, the book had me up and down, from angry and pissed off to so flipping happy. The covers of these books are also a big plus too!!! I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series as soon as I can get my hands on them.

 

4 out of 5 stars.

304 pages. Paperback.

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

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

In Kylie Scott’s Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Rain (Paper Gods #2) by Amanda Sun

Rain (Paper Gods #2)  by Amanda Sun

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Review: I was so disappointed by this book, I had really high hopes that the author would be able to make the story and characters so much more in this second book. But it seems sadly no, that did not at all happen. The book turned out so lame.

The plot of the whole series is really interesting but just not well used or wrote. The whole time I was reading this book I could only think about the worst villain in the whole thing was the pregnant teenager who could not stop being awful and we really did not find out what had happen to her to make her that way. The only real thing I got about her was she might have gotten pregnant to get Tomohiro’s attention ( this is just my thoughts, most likely she did not do, just acted like) and made me want to smack her. Everything else of the story was very much lacking in grabbing and  holding on to my interest. I don’t think I will be continuing this series because I would not like to be let down even more from the last book that these first two books have done.

1 out of 5 stars.

304 pages. ARC.

Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Japan. Magic. Mythology.

Published by Harlequin Teen.

Summary: American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She’s started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can’t imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she’s fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She’s flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.

When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo’s dark ancestry, as well as Katie’s, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! – #74 Midnight Secretary by Tomu Ohmi

Midnight Secretary by Tomu Ohmi

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Review: This series has been one of my favorite for many years. When I first  saw that Viz Media would be publishing it in English, I flipped. I loved the plot, the characters , and the art style of this series so much I could not wait to finally own my own set of this great shojo series! I was also happy to hear that Viz Media would be publishing more series and works from this author! Yay! Now I get to read more of their beautifully crafted style of art and story line!!!!

5 out of 5 stars.

1-7 volumes.

Manga. Shojo. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Humor. Contemporary.

Published by VIZ Media.

Summary:
Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He’s as prickly—and hot—as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed…until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!

Kaya quickly accustoms herself to scheduling his “dinner dates” and working odd hours, but can she handle it when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!

-Summary from Amazon.com