Review for Say Nothing… by T.A. Roth!

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*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

YES!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, yes!!! I have been waiting for this precious sequel since May!! Can you guys believe it?!
Oh boy, as soon as Roth sent me the file yesterday, I dropped everything I was doing and picked this up instead. I read this in one sitting since I couldn’t tear my eyes away. My Thanksgiving was spent in this world and I regret nothing. The first book left in an explosive cliffhanger and I was going insane without this follow up. So, let me tell you why I love this series so much.
We get alternating POV’s between Ari and Ben. (One of the best couples ever created if you ask me.) They are both Latinos and I LOVE that. I’m a Latina myself and it’s so heartbreaking to see that not many books touch on that. But, that’s where Roth comes in. Ah!!! I just love that I can understand the humor in Spanish AND English. Ari’s family is hilarious and I enjoyed watching their interactions a lot. One of Ari’s cousins reminded me so much of one of mine and I automatically loved her even more.
I also loved the lanterns in the beginning of each chapter! I kept smiling whenever I saw them since they were such a unique touch.
Due to the cliffhanger from the first book, I was a nervous mess throughout this entire thing. I felt sick to my stomach and just kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I can’t believe we get a third POV from time to time of a certain … someone. I won’t give anything away. You all need to read this to find out who I’m talking about. Just know, that I hate him.
Anyway, I was a sobbing mess by the end. That epilogue spoke so intensely to me and showed me a depth into Ben’s and Ari’s relationship that I will forever hope to experience myself. These two… I have no words for how happy they make me feel. They are one of my most favorite couples yet. The hardships they endured … they made me sad. I completely hated seeing them fight and it broke my heart that there was such a big secret between them.
I am so, so happy to have finally read this and I can’t wait to continue Vonne’s story!!
This book can be triggering and it isn’t intended for readers younger than 18 years old.

5/5 stars!

Other reviews I have for this author: [Say Something…]

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Review for After Death by Jacqueline E. Smith!

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*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

I just love Jacqueline! This is the fourth book I read of hers and she never disappoints! She manages to tear hysterical laughter out of me at every page. I can’t politely laugh, no. I have to laugh out loud and my family thought I was going crazy. They kept staring at me.
Anyway, this was a highly anticipated read for me and I loved it more than I thought I would. The humor began from the first page and then it turned into all out suspicion. This book kept me on my toes and double guessing everybody’s motive as if I were a detective. If you don’t already know, this series follows a guy, Michael, who has been seeing ghosts his entire life and if you know anything about me, is that I L.O.V.E. anything and everything ghost related. I sincerely love how Jacqueline is able to bring a ghost to life, no pun intended, and give them a realistic and believable past. That is one of the things that I look most forward to in her novels.
Add the fact that I love circuses and I was sold into this story from the beginning. There were tears, laughter, drama, betrayal, and love.
Ugh, Michael and Kate are so perfect for each other that I can’t help but tear up every time they interact. I love those two together so much and will root for them ’till my last breath.
Oh, and Luke. Oh… Luke. That man keeps stealing the show (I’m talking about my heart here). He is so hilarious and I just loved witnessing a side of him we rarely see. I just want him to be happy!!! (With me.) If there’s ever a book focused on only him, I will die and go to Luke-heaven. (Hint, hint, Jacqueline.)
We’re also introduced to one of the biggest jerks in Cemetery Tour history and I will let you meet him on your own. You guys have no idea how much I just wanted to punch him in the face and throat. Hostility aside, all of the characters, both old and new, were amazing! They added something significant to the plot and I need more. If you haven’t started this series yet, get on with it!

5/5 stars!

More reviews for this author [Cemetery Tours] [Between Worlds] [Boy Band]

Review for Words Get in the Way by Nan Rossiter

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“What do you say, after your heart has been broken, to the the one who broke it?”

I found this book in my nearest Dollar Tree and as soon as I skimmed the synopsis, I knew I had to get it. I am in love with stories where one of the characters goes back to the place they used to live and encounter an old love. I really enjoyed this book but it didn’t knock me out of the park.
The main character,Callie, is a mom to a child who suffers from autism and this story follows her and her struggle as she tries to understand her child better. I loved her son, he had his own quirks and the fact that he’s silent didn’t take away from that. I also loved the male protagonist, Linden. I was excited when I found out that we would get both POV’s: Callie’s and Linden’s.
The chapters were short which helped me read this in one sitting. Also, Nan had a way to add many little details that shape our day to day experiences and it helped me this of this as not a novel, but a realistic story that is actually happening as I read it.
This was a sweet and easy read and I enjoyed Nan’s writing a lot. I would honestly keep reading more of Callie and Linden, they were just too adorable and definitely perfect for each other. I didn’t give this more than 3 stars because like I said, I wasn’t really wow’d and there were many unnecessary exclamation marks that threw me off. There were some unanswered questions as well and I felt cheated from that information. All in all, I really enjoyed this.

3/5 stars.

Book Mail: Week 10 (11/16/15-11/22/15)

These are all the books I got in the mail last week(:

All of them are review copies, unless stated otherwise, so the author’s Instagram pages will be linked to their names (if found):


On 11/16/15 I received:

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A Godless Love by Brenda Thornlow

Genre: Romance

Synopsis [HERE]

Other reviews I have for this author:  [My Life as I Knew It]


On 11/17/15 I received:

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An ARC of Beaten by Rebekah Rue

Genre: NA/Romance

Synopsis [HERE]

My review for Beaten can be found [HERE]


On 11/20/15 I received:

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Under Ground and Losing Ground by Alice Rachel

Genre: YA Dystopian/Romance

Synopsis for Under Ground [HERE]

Synopsis for Losing Ground (novella) [HERE]


On 11/21/15 I received:

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An envelope full of bookmarks of Elise Kova’s third book, Earth’s End!

I requested these from her since I am part of her Street Team(: I will be giving these out to Little Free Libraries around my city and I am so excited! Some lucky people will be finding these in some books!

Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance

My review for book one, Air Awakens, can be found [HERE]

My review for book two, Fire Falling, can be found [HERE]

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An ARC of Dark Divinity, book two in the Cursed series, by Amy Braun. She was amazing enough to include a postcard and a bookmark!

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Expected Publication: 12/1/15!

I have read and reviewed two of her previous books before and I am so excited to start this one! Her books are some of my absolute favorites! Especially since they revolve around Demons and Angels, my favorite!

My review for Demon’s Daughter, book one in the Cursed series, can be found [HERE]

My review for Path of the Horseman can be found [HERE]

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic

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Midnight Falls, book three in the Sky Brooks Series, by McKenzie Hunter

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

I have read and reviewed the previous two books in this series and the characters in this series have become some of my favorites! I can’t wait to get back into this world!

My review for book one, Moon Tortured, can be found [HERE]

Synopsis [HERE]

My review for book two, Darkness Unchained, can be found [HERE]


That’s it for this last week’s book mail and I hope you enjoyed it! I would like to thank each and every one of the authors mentioned above! I can’t wait to start on these wonderful books! Make sure to show them all the love they deserve for being so giving(:

Book Haul: Week 4 (11/16/15-11/11/22/15)

This week I only hauled 4 books:


On 11/20/15 I bought:

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Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche (paperback)

Genre: Memoir/Romance

Synopsis [HERE]

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (hardback)

Genre: YA/SciFi

Synopsis [HERE]

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Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb (hardback)

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis [HERE]

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The Devil’s Elixir by Raymond Khoury (hardcover)

Genre: Thriller/Historical Fiction

Synopsis [HERE]


I found all of these books at a .99 cents store near me(:

Review for Beaten by Rebekah Rue!

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*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

Oh, boy. Where do I start? Jesus… Ok.

I read this three days ago, in one sitting, and I still feel as heartbroken and ‘beaten’ as I did the moment I flipped the last page. This book took away a huge piece of me that I know I will never get back. It is by far the BEST book I have read this month and one of the best of the YEAR. This book… it has successfully left me hollow, a sad excuse of a functioning human being. I should’ve known I would be feeling exactly like the girl on the cover. Foreshadowing in it’s most agonizing way.
Rebekah is a debut author (I know, WHAT?!) and this book has forever made her a favorite author of mine. Even if I will never forgive her for the fact that she gave me something so incredibly precious to believe in and yanked it away from me without warning.
I went into this book without knowing ANYTHING except the title and the main character’s name. So, you see my surprise and utter grief when she slams me with a GIANT curb-ball that will forever leave me raw and exposed. I can’t even think about the details of what she did without busting out in shoulder-shaking sobs. Rebekah completely betrayed my trust but to be fair, that’s exactly what I look for in an amazing author. I felt like she forced me to give up on something I worked so incredibly hard to achieve.
Everything I do and see reminds me of this book. Every song I listen to reminds me of the betrayal I had to go through in order to review this. I was feeling so destroyed that I didn’t even want to keep reading. I was actually considering it but didn’t feel it fair to the author… or me. I can’t not finish a book. I wanted to put it away and hold on to the first half of the novel and completely forget the last part.
This book is told in Lo’s (the main character) perspective and Talon, a street racer.
Lo: I liked her a lot. I could feel her loneliness and pain as if it were my own. She went through tragedies that nobody should go through and I respected her for trying to overcome them.
Talon: Oh, sweet Talon. Talon’s one of the rawest male POV’s I’ve stumbled upon and by far my favorite. I fell madly in love with him. His character development was utter perfection. It gave me so much hope and for that, he earned my complete respect as well. It warmed me up inside and not just because he was full of sexual tension. Holy, gods the sexual tension. It was through the roof! If I wasn’t crying, I was fanning myself from all the heat.
Anyway, my heart is completely heavy with disappointment. Not at the book. The book was perfect in a painful way. I’m disappointed at one of the character’s actions. That character had my respect and they threw it all away. Not once, but repeatedly. I don’t know how I will ever get over this feeling but I shall continue this series nonetheless.
This book has some explicit content so I wouldn’t recommend it if you aren’t over the age of 18.

6/5 stars!

Review for The Iron Sword by Jocelyn A. Fox!

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*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

This is the first book I have read by Jocelyn and I enjoyed it immensely! I love anything and everything about faeries and I’m happy to have found another amazing world to get lost in. I read this thick book in one sitting since I couldn’t put it down. The size scared me a bit in the beginning but next thing I knew, I only had one chapter left to read.
The characters in this story were super intriguing and unique. Their humor was amazing and I kept laughing out loud at their antics. We meet some interesting people, and animals, in the most interesting of ways and I loved it!
Something in particular was a little too repetitive for me and I feel like I didn’t get enough of Finn, the handsome man in the cover. But I’m not complaining since I have the second book, The Crown of Bones, in my hands and I’m sure I’ll see more of him there! Yes!
I felt some of the attraction was sparked up too fast but I got over it because the plot line had my attention most of the time. I was completely focused in watching the main character, Tess, develop into somebody completely different than she was in the beginning. Her journey is definitely captivating and I want more of it.
I’m so sorry I don’t much a review of my feelings but I was too busy reading instead of taking notes. That alone should tell you something right?(:
I can’t wait to continue this series and see where the next adventure takes me!

4/5 stars!