Audible Review: One of Us is Lying


Author: Karen M. McMonus

Narrators: Kim Mai Guest, MacLead Andrews, Shannon McManus, Robbie Daymond

Length: 10 hours & 43 minutes

Rating: 5/5

I didn’t expect much of this book for the fact that its set in a high school. However I was totally into this story from start to finish.We have the breakfast club in the year 2017 and instead of a couple hours having fun in the library they have to deal with a murder they were witness to. So Addy, Bronwyn, Nate, Cooper, and Simon are in dentation that none them believe they deserve. During the time the teacher leaves Simon ends up with what seemed liked a accidental death. But, when it comes out that Simon’s death wasn’t accidently and that he had dirt that he was going to spill about the others starts a investigation in all their lives.

When I first heard the premise I had the question how the heck does one person die in dentation and no one knows what happened. Well I got that solved for me  pretty quickly and have to say it was smart way to get it done. Especially if you want to frame the other people in the room.

The other breakfast clubbers I enjoyed especially with each of them getting their own narrators. At first I’ll admit I didn’t know who was who but as the story continued I feel for each character in their own special way. Addy who was pretty much a arm accessory for her jock of a boyfriend grew the most for me. For after all the dirt came out (which of course it did their in high school) Addy went from the top to the bottom real fast. Yes she cried for the lost however she bounced back like a boss, and showed her more independent side. I love how Bronwyn became a little detective, and how she used all her smarts to figure out who really did Simon in. Cooper is the all American good boy who tries to please everyone and I just love how southern he is. I kind of guessed what his secret is and I was more than okay with it. Then we have our bad guy Nate who has a hard life and doesn’t care about much. However as the book process you see that he isn’t as hard as he means himself to be. I think he’s just precious. Each of them grew throughout the book and am glad they didn’t take what was happening laying down.

When you found out the whys and motto I didn’t expect, and the other twist behind everything took me by surprise as well. Though it does make sense for how the character acted. However I never expected that or how it got all wrap up. But I loved it all and so glad how it ended.

Also there is a romance between two of the four which I simply loved through out because it started slow and steady until the end and I loved every minute of it. And can I say I cared for some of the parents, but loved their siblings. For though some of the parents were understanding yet gave them a hard time. The siblings where always supportive of their older sibling.

This is Karen M. McManus debut novel and I will be reading more of her books in the future if she keeps writing like this. So I highly recommend this for young adult reader who like a bit of mystery to there stories. The friendship and sibling love is really big in these book with a dash of a sweet romance. So please read and let me know what you think.

Overdue Book Haul


So like my wrap ups for the months I’ve been behind on book hauls. Probably because am supposed to be on a book buying ban, but am to much of a nerd to not keep buying them. And this isn’t even showing my kindle books.

PROTOSTAR & SUPERNOVA by Braxton A. Cosby I got for free from the author for an honest review. Which makes me feel bad that I haven’t finished either.

GLIDED CAGE by Vic James I won thanks to a goodreads giveaway which was a totally surprise to achieve in the mail.

img_0349img_0352img_0348

The next three picture are from two different book outlet orders. 17 hardbacks along with 5 paperback. I have only read Gemina and me wanting an actually copy of the book.

So here is my overdue book haul and more will be coming soon because I love buying books even if I don’t read them right away.

Audible Review: The Deal


Author: Elle Kennedy

Series: off campus-1

Format: audible

Narrators: Lorelei Avalon

Length: 12hrs/56mins

Genre: New Adult

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

Garrett and Hannah started with them both needing  help in an area that the other is better at. Garrett’s being passing a class so he can stay on the hockey team. While Hannah needs help talking to a guy she really likes. Though Hannah is very relentless to add another something on her plate she agrees to go along with it. Which during these study session and binge watching a tv series they started to be a bit more.
I loved how the development in their relationship wasn’t rushed and was realistic in the stuff that happens. Garrett though being a jock was really smart especially when it came to history. All he wants is to play professionally hockey and get out the shadow of his fathers. Hannah on the other hand moved across the states to escape her past and to forget. She is a music major who has to get ready for a showcase were she partnered up with an impossible partner. These two hard headed of course butt heads and bring sarcasm and humor to everything. Which of course just made me laugh more at their antics. Just watching all the back and forth to becoming an actually couples was fun to listen to with popcorn.
The friendship in these was also so good. I loved Garrett’s roommate’s and how they bring in their two cents into everything. Each guy has their role in the house that makes everything work and become the best friends. Seeing all the friends blended with each other so good like it was like that the entire time.

One negative is that their was only one narrator doing the whole thing. Not saying that the narrator was bad but a male voice would have separated everyone out more.

This book was just a lot of fun to listen to for the whole 12 hours and 41 minutes.  Narrator brought a lot to the story that kept me want to listen to what this characters are up to. I will say if you enjoyed the Pucked series by Helena Hunting you will enjoy this book. Because it reminds me of the humor, friendship, my love for hockey, and the relationships themselves so much. Which is probably why I continued with this series right away.

Currently Doing a Month Long Read-A-Thon


Am doing the @emjiathon which is hosted by Dylan the Reader on twitter. There are 25 challenges and you only have to finish 4. Each challenge have’s a emoji connected to it and its pretty easy to put any book in each.

Challenges:

  1. read a book about marginalized groups.-Status Update by Annabeth Albert
  2. read a book that was gifted to you.
  3. read a romance/contemporary.
  4. read a book that makes you happy just thinking about it.-Shacking Up by Helena Hunting
  5. read a thriller/horror. You
  6. read a futuristic/sci-fi book. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  7. freebie! read any book.
  8. read a 2016-17 release.
  9. read a cry-worthy book.
  10. read a book you’ve been anticipating.-
  11. read a book in under 24 hours.
  12. read a book you’ve seen everywhere.
  13. buddy read a book.
  14. read a book that takes place in a different country than your own.
  15. read a book that’s sure to make you laugh until you cry.
  16. read a book that you’re annoyed at yourself because you haven’t read it yet.-Monster of Men by Patrick Ness
  17. read a expensive book.
  18. read a book without hype.
  19. read a book that you’ve had forever, and if you don’t like it or don’t read it, time to tell it peace out.
  20. read a book that features an animal or has a animal on the cover.-
  21. read a book that features music.
  22. read a book that features religious diversity.
  23. read a book about a current event.-The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  24. read a book that’s like candy to you (a guilty pleasure).-Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren

As of today I have finished 2 book and DNFed one book. Its a slow process of picking something that goes with each challenge plus my reading mood. Don’t know how many I’ll actually get through but at least am reading.

I do need help with a cry-worthy book. I don’t easy cry in books have only done so reading 5 books. So I need recommendation of a book that will make a non-crier cry if that makes any sense. Thanks if you can help me out.

Also let me know if your doing the read-a-thon because I enjoy being noisy. 🙂

The Wrap Ups I’ve Not Been Doing For the Past 3 Months.


Am not going to do this by month rather what the star ranking I gave them. So please enjoy this list of books that I have read for the past 3 months.

2 stars

img_0332

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

total book count: 28

formats:

audible-10

kindle w/ audible-5

kindle-13

 

Now to write reviews. I believe I’ve written a couple for the books above but not many. So I need to get my butt in gear and just do it. 🙂

BR: The Hating Game


author: Sally Thorne

narrator: Katie Schorr

format: audible

length: 11hrs/29mins

publisher: willow morrow

rating: 4/5

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.  

MY THOUGHTS:

This has been so hyped and it totally deserve it. For her first book Sally Thorne did a great job in bringing a hate to love relationship with lots of humor. Which makes this the prefect book for me. I loved how Lucy’s and Josh’s relationship was trying to up one each other and that Josh seemed to read minds. They bring out each others bad sides and I couldn’t stop laughing at their antics.

Which I should bring up this book is funny so you may not want to read in public. I mean you can if you don’t mind people looking at you weird for laughing out of nowhere. The narrator does such a good job of showing the many emotions that come with Lucy’s and Josh’s dislike for each other and all the others later on.

Also this was about trying to bring to rival companies together once and for all. Which brings Lucy and Josh to work together and plan a bounding course. Which was fun to see both sides come together and pelt each other with paint balls. Also Josh and Lucy had there own things that they had to work on and each helped the other out.

I will say though Lucy got on my nerves some. She seemed to like Josh one minute then say something that will make them stop talking. Not that Josh wasn’t also a pain with his silent and not just telling her stuff. Which lead to total bs moments, however it didn’t take away from my total enjoyment of the book itself.

All in all I really loved this book and for a debut novel I can’t wait to see what Sally Thorne comes out with next. So glad I gave this contemporary a chance and I really want to buy the physical book.

 

Audible Review: Wait for You


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Format: audible/kindle

Narrator: Sophie Eastlake

Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes

Rating: 5/5

Storyline:

It’s a college book about Avery who moved from Texas to Virginia for a new start. After continuing dealing with something that happened 5 years prior. Avery is trying to move on but someone keeps contacting her by emails and text while Avery just wants to forget.

Avery & Cam:

They both are dealing with stuff from their past however they deal with it in different ways. Cam has pretty much excepted what happened to him. While Avery moved across the country and tries to ignore everything. However I still loved everything about them and how they meet up.

The Romance:

The whole relationship was realistic in the way it came to be. They became friends first and though Cam asked her out for months it was half a joking matter. However when they do go out and start to date they dealt with a lot of ups and downs. Which just made me root for them more as the story went on. I loved that when Avery and Cam became a couple that it didn’t fix everything. Sure she learned how to trust and be able to experience things that frightened her.  However Avery still had some bad days which is how it should.

The Side Characters:

This book has two sets of friends that came together. Brittany and Jacob who acted like brother and sister that  wasn’t afraid to tell Avery when she was being stupid. Plus there always there for the fun time studying while gossiping and eating junk food. Then there’s Ollie and Jase who are brothers to Cam knowing him since childhood. They listen and make sure that Cam doesn’t do anything stupid. I love that they all pretty much all become friends and hangout. They all have their own personality that I love and just want more of them.

The audiobook:
This is my first time listening to Sophie Eastlake and really like her voice. She has a smooth why of telling the story that kept me interested to continue. Am excited to hear more from her.

The story was about dealing with past regrets and trying to get past it. It was also about trust and being willing to just live through you might be scared to.

I always love Jennifer L. Armentrout books and don’t know why I haven’t just marathon her books since I have plenty of them. Can’t wait to continue with these series and see some of my favorite side character get their own books.

I have to say if you’ve read Easy by Tammara Webber and want a similar book this would be a good choice.

March: 1-5 Kindle Haul


There is probably never going be a week I don’t do one of these because I have no control. Anyway enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 new books that will just sit in my kindle app for probably years. The reason for my new obsession is the fact am not buying books so I might as well get e-books that are cheap and I kind of want. I know one thing if ever I go on vacation I’ll be set.

Hope everyone weekend was good and hope this next week goes fast 🙂

 

Friday Read (still reading these :/)


I just finished The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and will have a review up coming next week. Now time to get back to the two books that I’ve been reading forever.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber am 45% through

By Your Side by Kasie West am 63% through

I need to finish these so that I can have a clean swipe for next week. For next week is when I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for a buddy read am doing. I haven’t read this series for the reason when it came out there was way to much hype. Now is the time to give it a shoot.

Into next time everyone have fun this weekend.:)