Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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Review: It seems that Patrick Ness knows what its like inside of a teens mind. While reading this book I felt as if Ness  broke into my mind and wrote one of the best books that teens have ever wanted.

Each character and storyline, will drive you nuts with the humor behind them and the thoughtfulness.

I’m still having a hard time  describing this book and all that has come with it.

Just the different problems that the characters faced together and on their own really leave something with you. It also helps in connecting with the plot as a whole and caring for the characters themselves.

4 out of 5 stars.

336 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Paranormal. Fantasy. Contemporary. GLBT. Romance. Fiction.

Published by HarperTeen.

Summary: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13) by Abbi Glines

Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13)  by Abbi Glines

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Review: We all knew this day was coming, Glines told us herself years before this book came out. That if she ever finished the Rosemary Beach series that Nan would be the last story she told.

From book one I have been a Nan hater, and I had no idea if that would change once I read her book. But after reading page one, it finally clicked. Nan might have been the villain in the past but she was trying to change.

After reading from her point of view for just a couple of pages I finally had the understanding of why Nan was the way she was.

One of the best quotes in this book ” I wanted to be someone’s Harlow. Or Blaire. But I’d always just be Nan. And Nan wasn’t enough. I never had been, and I was done trying to be.”

This showed how much Nan had felt and much depth her character really had. This was that moment that you wanted to punch anyone for hurting her and wanted to stand by her side.

I don’t think anyone could had been enough to be Nan’s equal but Gannon/ Cope, was it since the moment she laid her eyes on him. Major was a child compared to him.

I could keep ranting about how Nan was a boss and how much I love her now. Or about how she is now my favorite book and character of the series. But I won’t, I will talk about how Glines did a great job with the last book of her series, which was starting to lag a bit now.

To me the only not so great part of this book was Major’s part. The entire time he was annoying and stupid and an ass. Even at the end he did not learn one thing from the mistakes he had made and just kept going on as he was. Yes he felt sorry but was he going to change, no. No he was not.

Oh! Before I forget, Cope!!!! OMG!!! I loved him and thought he would be perfect for Nan. Because Nan needed a man and not some annoying boy. And man was Cope a Man. I about died when Nan was describing him. Even now thinking about him and those hot moments with Nan has me fanning myself and blushing.

Even if you don’t like Nan you should still really read the book for Cope! Because WOW!!!

 

256 pages. Paperback.

5 out of 5 stars.

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

Published by Atria Books.

Summary:The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.

The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde

Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: I had really high hopes for this new series, to see how one of the other MC’s were doing. And there has been a lot of set up for Puck’s story.

But sadly this book did not even come close to what I was hoping for in characters depth and plotline. It seemed very run of the mill for this series and it did not start off the series with a bang.

I was really quite disappointed with how Puck and Becca turned out to be. It was like they were zig zinging around the whole book and it was hard to follow their emotions. And what ever the heck they were doing in the book with each other.

I think this might be the last of the Silver Valley I will read, unless something changes….

448 pages. Paperback.

2 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…
This edition only: A new Silver Valley story

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1)  by Katie Ashley

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Review: I happened to pick this book up on accident, I meant to grab another book from a different author, but this happened to be under that author. I know, I know, I should have double checked to make sure it was the right book. My bad.

Although this book was not the one I was looking for, I did have some fun reading it. Even though it did get slow or very similar to other biker books I have read in the past. The characters and plot were nice enough and pulled me into the storyline.

Though I don’t think I will continue on with this series, just because there was nothing that really made me want to keep reading for more…..

336 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Contemporary. Drama.

Published by NAL Trade.

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Reaper’s Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fall (Reapers MC #5)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: This book started out really good and got a bit better, even with the side characters hogging some of the lime light. But I saw as the book went on ( the middle), it got worse plot and character wise. I really did not like what I was seeing from the characters. It was almost as if they changed who they were completely. I was not liking it.

But by the end of the book, the characters or author seem to really pull the book around. And was able to end on a good note for them and the storyline as a whole.

384 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…

He never meant to hurt her.

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4) by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: I think the thing that caught me up in this book right off the bat was the prologue, only about three pages. but man does it suck you right into the story and where it might go.

I was a little bit surprised at how much I liked these characters and plotline right away. Normally its really hard for me to like or relate to the characters in this series, but for some reason I keep coming back to the book. Maybe its just the out of my normal reading zone, that I like so much…

Anyway, there were a lot of times I just wanted to chuck this book out a window, mostly because of a side character begin the worst ever. And maybe because the two main characters Picnic and London drove me a bit crazy too.

All in all this was a strong fourth book in a series that makes you think of a job well done.

352 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9) by James Patterson

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9)  by James Patterson

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Review: The only thing I thought of when I saw this book was, ” I wonder how much Patterson messed up my favorite characters again.”

Man was I wrong. It seems that James Patterson finally came back to who and what these characters really are. Along with the plot for the series.

I have never been so surprised by how good a book really, and how much I loved it. Since I  read the first Maximum Ride book all those years ago. Because reading this book after the awfulness that was the eighth book in the series. Reading this felt like coming home.

I have never loved a character or looked up to one as much as I do Max. Ever since I was a young girl in middle school reading all of the flocks adventures. That is why this book has made me so happy to see them as they should be, and not that crap they were in the eighth book.

Anyway back to the book… The flock, Max and Fang. All were perfect and even though they face some pretty bad stuff in this book and are able to overcome it all. they were able to save some of the world, along with make some people for the world tooo. I’ll let you sit on that and think about it.

400 pages. Hardback.

5 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Romance. Adventure. Fiction. Science fiction. Dystopia.

Published by jimmy Patterson.

Summary: THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won’t be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular “ride”- a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page turner!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology (Reapers MC #4.5) by Joanna Wylde

Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology (Reapers MC #4.5)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: Although I was happy to get this book and read it. It was not anything really new or worth wild to the series. Most of the short stories are already in some of the Reaper books right now and the rest of the short stories were pretty uneventful and did not add anything to the overall plot of the two series nor to the characters either.

Although I will keep reading the series, I don’t think I will get anymore Novella’s for the series.

172 pages. Paperback.

2 out of 5 stars.

Adult. Fiction. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. MC. Contemporary. Novella.

Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Summary: From the “New York Times” bestselling author of the “Reapers Motorcycle Club” and “Silver Valley” series comes an anthology of extras and never-before-released material, including a new short story featuring fan favorites Horse and Marie.

Charming Bastard: A Novella I first met Riley Boone when I was four years old. We moved to Callup, Idaho after my dad blew out his back and had to go on disability. Boonie’s family lived next to ours. Every afternoon he’d swagger off the school bus after kindergarten like a conquering king. For the first week he ignored me, until I impressed him by climbing nearly thirty feet up in the tree behind his trailer. They had to call the fire department to get me down, but it was worth it to see the respect in his five-year-old eyes. He gave me a worm in honor of my accomplishment. I fell in love. The next day he made me eat the worm and our relationship has been complicated ever since.

(Until now, this novella has been exclusively available in the paperback edition of “Silver Bastard.”)

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story Horse and Marie met for the first time in “Reaper’s Property.” Now experience this moment through his eyes. (Originally available on the author’s website.)

“NEW” Skunked: A Short Story Marie has some BIG news to share with Horse-news that will change both their lives forever….

“NEW” Sugar and Spice: A Short Story A prequel to “Reaper’s Fall,” this story features Painter and Melanie’s first meeting.

PLUS: Becca’s Huckleberry Pie recipe, Marie’s Bread recipe and Emergency Skunk Cleaning recipe.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You #1)  by Jojo Moyes

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Review: I never thought I would be able to write a review for this book. Never though I could look at it again. To feel all the things it left with me when I put it down. I ignored that it existed, that I ever happened to read it. That I fell so deeply in love with the characters and the words. I never thought I would be able to pick up the book again or to think of it again and not cry my heart out. I have many books that have made me cry since I have found my passion for reading, but for this one in particular. I cried and lost a piece of my soul to this book, to these characters. So much so, that I could not even think of anything relating to this book for months or anything close to it. But here I am writing this to my viewers, to the world, about how this book changed me…

It all started when I the preview for the movie of Me Before You was released, I was hooked. I could not stop watching it over, and  over, and over again. To the point  that in one day I called and went to ten different bookstore or places that also sold books to get my hands on a copy. The day I picked it up, I stopped at nothing to read the whole thing. I had errands to run, so I ran them but ended up sitting in my car at the store parking lot reading for an hour. Before realizing  what I was doing, But that point I had given up on my day and went home to finish reading.

When I first started reading this book, all I could think was “wow, this is so different then what I normally read. I hope I still like the book.” I ended up falling head over heels for Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, their characters unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Along with the plot, that had me questioning my own opinions and morals.

By the time I got to the last half of the book, I was still going strong, meaning no tears as of yet. Till I got to one part that I will not mention, unless you ask me privately. but there was this one shinning moment that was so happy and full of love and hope, and then Will says this thing and then everything was broken. I was broken. From that moment on, I could barely read a couple of words before loosing my self to a sobbing mess. It took me a couple more hours to finally finish the book, and crying out the rest of the water in my body. Along with a sobbing phone call to my best friend ( where I barely made any sense to her, but she still got that it was about this book). And many weeks to months later that, even now its still hard to breath and to keep my eyes dry when thinking or talking about this book.

So if you want to have your life changed, heart ripped from your chest, soul sucked right out of you. This is the book for you.

369 pages. Paperback.

5 out of 5 stars.

Adult. Fiction. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. EXTREME SADNESS. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction.  

Published by Penguin Books.

Summary: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

 

Review of House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3) by Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3)  by Diana Wynne Jones

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Review: After reading the first two books in this  series, I didn’t even try to think about what this book may have in store for me. I just knew I would be surprised and laughing my butt off at the end.

And I was. So hard.

Because when you start off reading this book, you’re like ok so where in the world is this going. Then toward the middle you’re then like OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMYGOSH!!!!!

Yup. Because that’s Howl and Sophie for you. But mostly Howl.

I think this might have been my favorite of the series so far. But then again, I have loved and still love all of Sophie and Howls parts in the three books. They are the best parts of the books, because 1. they are causing trouble. 2. its mostly Howl who is doing it. 3. They are always there when you find out what the heck is going on in the story.

Man, just thinking of it makes me want to re-read the whole series over again. just so it can put that big smile on my face again.

404 pages. Paperback.

5 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Adventure. Magic. Fantasy. Fiction. Romance.

Published by Greenwillow Books.

Summary: When Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle’s house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn’t realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to become responsible for an extremely magical stray dog and a muddled young apprentice wizard. Now, somehow, she’s been targeted by a terrifying creature called a lubbock, too, and become central to the king’s urgent search for the fabled Elfgift that will save the country. The king is so desperate to find the Elfgift, he’s called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, the great Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer won’t be far behind. How did respectable Charmain end up in such a mess, and how will she get herself out of it?

-Summary from GoodReads.com