Review for Forever Us by Melanie Shawn!

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Well, I am having a bittersweet moment here. I have reached the end of the series but… I loved where Jace and Cat ended up!!!
The series took a twist in the last book and it was marvelous to see this wonderful couple trying to work through it together. I absolutely love how realistic these two felt to me. They aren’t perfect but that’s exactly what makes them perfect characters. They don’t act like they know everything, they have people in their lives that help them put things into perspective and they love it. I wish more people were like them. Also, I honestly kept forgetting that Cat’s only 18!! I swear she acts so mature for her age, it make me so proud! I will miss her and Jace so freaking much. I teared up from all the cuteness overload in this story. This might me my favorite one of the series because of a particular character that we met in the previous book. Its unbelievable how one character can add SO much to the plot line but, they did, and for that I will always look back to this story with a smile.
Although the horrible and atrocious women got what they deserved, justly, I still wasn’t happy with how it was handled. Anyway, I got over it because that ending was perfect! It was sweet, hilarious, and emotional. Cat and Jace manage to make me happier than I thought I would be for fictional characters. I can’t wait to read more by Melanie Shawn!

5/5 stars!

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Review for I am Atlas by Ella Emerson

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I won this book at a book event and the cover entranced me from the start. Sadly, I wasn’t as much of a fan of the story. I don’t know but I am not a fan of Ella’s writing. It felt… stiff and it was full of breaks that really weren’t necessary. It prevented the book from flowing. There were also grammatical errors which I wouldn’t pay attention to unless I can’t figure out what they’re trying to say. That’s what happened here, I had to skip some sentences because I couldn’t figure them out. It was stressful and painful to get through, at least for me. I didn’t connect to the characters at all and I found it predictable for the most part. I’m actually giving this a rating of 2.5 because the end definitely packed a twist I didn’t see coming. Unfortunately, I was too busy trying to get over this story that it was a ‘meh’ moment for me. I didn’t believe anything I read in this book and the characters didn’t have any depth to them. I didn’t believe the relationship between Atlas and Gwen. Their dialogue was superficial at best. All in all, I’m glad I gave this a try. I’m just not going to continue with the series.

2.5/5 stars

Book Haul:Weeks 8 & 9 (12/14/15-12/27/15)

Since the month swept by me so incredibly fast, I am uploading both weeks into one post!


I didn’t haul any books for week 8: (12/14/14-12/20/15)


On 12/21/15 I hauled:

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First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. I hauled this book at Wal-Mart!

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Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber. I hauled this one at the 99cents store!

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-Domestic Affairs by Bridget Siegel

-The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Never Come Back by David Bell

The French Gardner by Santa Montefiore

I found all of these at a Dollar Tree!


On 12/22/15 (MY BIRTHDAY!) I hauled:

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My brother, Edvin, bought me a signed hardback copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. He saw how much I wanted it so this was his second gift to me!

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl

the Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

My high school friend, Elizabeth and her boyfriend, Marce, gifted me a Barnes & Noble gift card for my birthday which purchased these three beauties!

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The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

Old Border Road by Susan Froderberg

Broadway Lights: Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita

I hauled these last ones at the Dollar Tree!


On 12/23/15 I hauled:

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Night School by C.J. Daugherty

Rush by Eve Silver

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

River Road by Suzanne Johnson


And that is is for last week’s book mail! Thank you so, so much to everybody that was mentioned!

Book Mail: Weeks 14 & 15 (12/14/15-12/27/15)

Since the month swept by me so incredibly fast, I am including two weeks worth of book mail in one post!

All of the authors and friends will be linked to their Instagram accounts (if found):


On 12/18/15 I received:

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Say Nothing by T.A. Roth plus some chocolates and some book swag! I have already read and reviewed this book so you can find both reviews below!

Genre: NA Romance

Reviews for this author [Say Something][Say Nothing]

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Three bookish cards from my amazing and wonderful bookstagram friend, Sarah! She completely surprised me with these and I can’t wait to frame them and she also included the sweetest note on the back of one(:


On 12/19/15 I received:

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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu. This was part 2 of my birthday/holiday gift from my incredible bookstagram friend, Sandra!!!! She knew that I loved the movie with my entire being and she surprised me with a hardcover copy of the book… She knew how much I wanted it and got it for me. It is so beautiful, I am so obsessed!! I am so in love with this story and everybody else should read/watch it at least once in their lifetime. It is so underrated but that is part of its magic!

(Part 1 of this gift was Winter by Marissa Meyer!)

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And I also received a beautiful holiday card from my amazing author friends, Martha and her husband, Thomas! I know this isn’t a book but it came from authors so it deserves to be added here!


on 12/21/15 I received:

A beautiful birthday gift by my even more beautiful author friend, E.J. Mellow! She got me a notebook with skulls on them (YES!!) for my writing and a cute bat pin that says “Not a Morning Person.” She knows me so well!


On 12/22/15 (MY BIRTHDAY!) I received:

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Lost by D.M. Thornton!


On 12/23/15 I received:

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Blightlore by Krista Walsh. This is the second book in the Cadis Trilogy. My review for the first book, Bloodlore, will be down below!

Genre: Fantasy

Review: [Bloodlore]


On 12/24/15 I received:

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My first online Book Outlet order! These three book wouldn’t be in my possession without my amazing bookstagram friend, Eileen! She surprised me with a Barnes & Noble eGift card for my birthday and it definitely made my entire day!


On 12/16/15: I received:

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9 books from Book Outlet! These were also a birthday gift from a friend of mine, Albert! I met him through my brother and he was kind enough to give me a gift card, which as you can see, bought me all of these beauties!


I want to thank everybody mentioned in this post from the bottom of my heart! You all made my birthday week such an incredible experience… I have no idea where I would be if I hadn’t stumbled upon the book community. I for sure wouldn’t be as happy as you all make me. Please, if you aren’t yet, make sure to follow everybody that’s linked. They are such an incredible presence in my life, that I know they will be in yours too!

Review for One Day His by Melanie Shawn!

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Oh. My…
I fell in love with these two sister’s writing with the first book in this series, Someday Girl. That book was amazing and pulled at my heartstrings. And then I had the pleasure to meet them at my first book event where I purchased all three books!
This beautiful story is continued to be told by both Cat and Jace’s POV and that makes me such a happy person, you have no idea. Male POV’s are my life! Jace is perfection that I swoon every time he’s mentioned in this book… Anyway, these two are honestly one of the cutest and more perfect pairings I have seen. They bring out the best in each other and what’s even better, is that they’re still growing as a couple while growing as individuals. These two are so realistic that it’s ridiculous. I say ridiculous because I want to meet them so bad! I want to hug their pain away, cry with them, laugh with them, and everything in between. These two are making me so unbelievably proud that it’s breaking my heart that I am a step closer to finishing this series. Also, the steamy scenes are to die for!
Now for the characters I despise: Angelica and Natalya. Those two are one of the most disgusting vile women I have had the displeasure of meeting. Just when I think they can’t any worse, oh, they prove me so wrong. These two horrible creatures bring out the worst in me and I just hope they get what they deserve in the end or I will forever be displeased with a couple authors!
Also, this ended in a massive CLIFFHANGER! I didn’t expect the series to take the turn it did but I am so excited to see how it all plays out!! Seriously, I am glad I own the entire series because I would have been ripping my hair out wanting to know what happens next!

5/5 stars!

Review for The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

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Wow, okay.
So this is the first Nora Roberts book I have ever read and didn’t like at all.
It’s not really her fault it’s just the fact that I did NOT like the female love interest in this book, Avery. She was all over the place and when she started talking, it was like verbal diarrhea and it irritated me to no end. This also got in the way of when she was trying to communicate something ‘heart-breaking,’ I just didn’t feel it. She talked so much that it felt rushed and I couldn’t get a handle of an emotion before she continued with something else. I also kept seeing that whenever she described Owen, our male love interest, she focused mainly on looks and that just didn’t cut it for me. All in all, I couldn’t connect to any of the characters, especially her.
I did like Owen though. He definitely made my journey through this book a lot less rough. He’s hilarious and definitely isn’t a pushover. The relationship with him and Avery was just in the back burner for me. I wasn’t invested in it so whatever outcome they faced I would’ve been ‘eh’ about it.
This book was easy to read but pretty predictable. I do love how strong the family relationships are. It’s definitely something I wish I had with mine. Also, this book just made me want to open my own restaurant even more. UGH!
But no worries, I will continue onto the last book of the trilogy.

3/5 stars.

Review for Winger by Andrew Smith!

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Warning: This is one of the most painful reviews I’ve had to write yet.. I’ve had to stop a couple times in order to force myself to stop crying. I’m sorry If I may seem monotonous. I just can’t stop the pain.


So, as everybody knows, the hype for this book was/is unbelievable. As soon as I saw this on the library’s bookshelf I knew I HAD to read it. It was fate… and I simply HATE fate now. I’ll tell you why in a bit.
I read this life-shattering book in one sitting and I wish I hadn’t. I wouldn’t have been destroyed so soon if I hadn’t. The art throughout the pages gave this already amazing book an extra push into the extraordinary zone. Our main character, Ryan Dean, was a memorable character to follow. And so were his supporting characters: Joey, Chas, Kevin, Seanie, JP…
P.S.: I am a hardcore shipper of Joey & Ryan. I know Ryan isn’t gay but AGH, I wanted those two together more than I wanted to breathe.
I loved every single guy mentioned in this story. Their personalities were unique and suited each character so perfectly.
Except for two guys.
Two stupid, annoying, horrible, disgusting, and atrocious human beings can go through a meat grinder (slowly) and I wouldn’t blink. I’m so sorry for the gruesome explanation but they deserve that and more for destroying the happiness I had in me.
This book was so amazing and hilarious that my stomach hurt throughout the entire thing. But, reaching the end… my stomach, and everything else, hurt with another form of pain. The devastating kind. I didn’t see that ending coming at all and that was my downfall. As soon as I read THAT page (if you’ve read this, you know which one) my heart stopped beating for a second, my world was suspended in thin air for a couple more, before it came crashing down on top of me and ripping away the laughter I experienced before it. I couldn’t get the book far enough away from me and I had to stop for a while in order to cry it out. My eyes hurt from crying myself to sleep but they’re still crying over it. I lost a huge part of me in order to find out what the hype was about and unfortunately, I won’t be able to get it back. This book is just.. unforgettable. I need to own a copy now just so I can touch it and be transported back to when things were amazing. When there wasn’t a massive black cloud around my heart due to Andrew Smith.
I know… I KNOW these characters are all fictional… but I still feel like a complete failure. I feel like I have failed MY very own best friend and there is nothing I can do to make it up.
Winger is ridiculous, in the best way, but it still tore my happiness away. I feel like I am a zombie as I write this. I have lost my will to smile for a while and the tears won’t stop coming. Thank you Andrew for destroying every piece of me without a warning.

All the stars/5 stars.