August Wrap Up for 2017 


 

I listened to LOTS of auidble books while getting some kindle books read. I’ve been reading a lot however I haven’t done that many reviews. So I need to fix that sooner than later.

Buxbaum(tmtt)4 stars (review)

Welch(l&g)4 stars (review)Ryan(rm)4 stars

Huss(mp)3 stars Violet(fi)3 stars Lee(tggtv&v)5 stars Hamilton(trofts)4 stars (review)Blaine(albll)5 stars (review)Violet(so)3 stars Violet(bu)3 stars Violet(gd)3 stars Violet(gh)3 stars Rowell(co)4 stars Bye(ofs)3 stars (review)

So I did okay with August and I can already feel September is going to be crazy since am already in double digits in books read.

Audible Review: Pucked Off


Author: Helena Hunting

Narrators: Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan

Length: 9hrs & 36 mins

Series: Pucked-5

Rating: 5/5

Summary: I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t. 

My Thoughts:

Goodbye Pucked series I will be rereading you in the future 🙂

Lance has always been my top Pucked male and not just because of his ascent. Okay that has a lot to do with it. However though he likes to fight, and sleep with a bunch of bunnies. However he is also loyal and loves gummy bears which makes me smile at childlike he can be. He also has a thing about being touched and is really broken. Not all of it was thanks to Tasha but she’s sure as hell didn’t help. Tash in the beginning of the series didn’t seem bad person, and I even thought she may be a good choice for Lance. However reading this book will change your mind quick.

The actual love interest had a little camo in the second book and came back to help Lance with his problems. I loved Poppy in how she knew Lance before he became a hockey player. They reconnect because Lance needed a massage therapist, and though he was didn’t want to he went. I love how she is the one who can break down Lance’s defenses making him happy.

There interaction especially in the beginning was cute. For the simple reason Lance didn’t know how to talk to Poppy. Sure Lance knows how to flirt and seduce however doesn’t mean he knows how to deal with someone he wants to date. So watching him fumble was the cutest thing and I had to pause a couple times over the cuteness of it.

Poppy and Lance did had some issues with the whole if we don’t talk about it we wont ruin the start of their relationship. Which I was blah about however it lead to a Violet and Lily step in, and they worked it out so its fine.

I also love the little snippets of the other Pucked characters. The little you see of them is enough to make the book a full  experience. I love the audiobook as I’ve loved all the other ones. To hear the ascent and just get involved in the book by how Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan. Plus with the fact that Hunting brings humor with heart felt moments made the 9 hours and 36 mins not long at all.

Am so sad that am saying goodbye to this series with all this great couples that I got to know and laugh at and with. Though I would have love to know what the heck is going on between a couple that we never knew what really was going on. Am fine with this conclusion, and just glad I got my Lance story and that he got his happy ever after and there’s no more Tash.

So yeah I loved this series and sad to see it go. I need to find another like this at some point or just reread this a thousand times I don’t know yet. Thanks for reading my review and leave a comment on if you’ve read this book or another series like this.

February Wrapped Up


I did better this month then January which makes me really happy. So here is my month wrap up for the shortest month of the year.

Books Read:8

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Rating:

6-*****

2-****

Format:

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BOOK HAULS: Both from book outlet the first 10 are from the beginning of the month. The second half is the end of the month.

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   Last  Kindle Buys:

Audible Buys: Thanks to them having a deal on 1st books in series. So now I have plenty of starters to get through.

Links to my post for the month of February…

Book Review: Collide

Book Review: Crossroads

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth

Kindle Sunday Haul

Audio Review: A Monster Calls

So that was a lot of work to show me buying plenty of books. However I went from reading O books to 8 which I call progress. Hope everyone had a good month, and got plenty books read. 🙂

 

Book Review: Collide


Author: Riley Hart

Series: Blackcreek-1

Format: kindle

Genre: m/m romance

Page Count: 332

Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is about two best friends reunion after 17 years apart. Noah and Cooper where best friends after colliding for the same football when they were 10. Then after three years later Noah’s family disappear without a word to anyone. Now both grown they meet up with another collusion this time evolving a truck. Which starts a new friendship.

Which doesn’t go down smoothly when Noah tells Cooper that he’s gay. Its a adjustment at first but they fall into the easy rhythm of friendship until it became more. I liked how Cooper became conflicted about his feelings since he’s been a women’s man all his life. Then there’s Noah who won’t push and hope that through all this they can stay friends. This book was like a mini roller coaster that just got better as I kept reading.

 

Cooper is a fireman who does it to honor his parents who died in a fire themselves. He grew up with his Uncle and Aunt who he respect a lot however doesn’t really fit with them. Then we have Noah whose family moves for a new beginning all his life. However they pretty much meet back up in the same way they first meet. So it was like a full circle thing.

The whole hot and cold moments in this book reminds me of a sitcom that was just fun with popcorn.Especially since Cooper has never thought of a guy like until Noah came back into his life. All books should start with a solid friendship even if they haven’t seen each other oh lets say 17 years.

There is plenty of drama and not all of it was due with the fact they where together. However the past plays plenty in this book and I still loved their story.

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth


Dates: February 6-19 

Out of all these I only full priced the Empress of a Thousand Skies and Valiant. The others are from kindle deals that I couldn’t say no to.

2017 release:

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Audible Haul:

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Audio/Kindle:

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Grouped by authors:

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And the rest of them:

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totally missed last Sunday so just bonded the two weeks. I’ll get back to regular next week to make a huge haul. Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend and let me know if you kindle deal. Or other ways you get good bookish deals. 🙂

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik


Format: paperback/audible

Narrator: Julia Emelin

Page Count/Length: 17hrs & 44mins/435

Publisher: Del Rey

Summary: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows – everyone knows – that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

My Thoughts:

There is plenty to enjoy in this book if taken slowly, because this has its ups and downs. So time to list my thoughts out on how this book effected me.

The Ups:
+I love Dragon. He is such a sarcastic character, and also he’s known as a great wizard yet he doesn’t show off about it. Also he’s a major bookworm so that’s always a perk to me. He keeps the woods from taking over everything, and seemed very serious at times. However when needed he helped Agnieska when she ask or lets her do her own thing. He is also a perfection while Agnieska is his total opposite.
+I highly enjoyed Dragon and Agnieszka interactions especially when he was teaching her magic.
+The fact that Agnieszka does magic differently from the other wizards. She pretty much took what Dragon tried to teach her, and make it her own. loyalty that Agnieszka has for her town, her family, and her friendship with Kasia. Her first and last thought always go to others than her own. Yes she did get scared however she still showed lots of backbone when things got tough.
+Kaisa is such a selfish less character. Yes she has her dark moments however she gets over it pretty quickly. Also she does have a backbone and not afraid to look people in the eye. Kaisa becomes quit a badass later on in the book making her my favorite over the main character.
+How the woods was the portrayed as the evil thing haunting these land. Its not just one place but can effect all the kingdoms. Watching Agnieszka and her friends fight it and its creatures got really dark and just made me want to see how they got out of it.
+The pace made sense to me though yes it did have some slow moment which is a good use of the audible to get through it faster. Also the ending with how they tamed the woods and what get the where are they now was satisfying.

The Downs:
-I didn’t like the romance how little it actually was. It just seemed like a after thought something to just put in. I said this because when it happen it was short moment and then it was never talked about.
-Also Ageniesza seemed a little obsessed with her best friend Kasia. It maybe for the fact that she was pretty much her only friends. However as much as I love really good friendships it did get a little over done for me.
-I hated the court life, and how two face everyone is. I didn’t start liking it until shit hit the fan and events afterward. I couldn’t wait until they got back to the valley.
-Disliked Marek and hated Falcon. Marek is really self centered to me and though he does have some good moments. He shows that selfishness in the next instant. I get he’s motive however it really blinded him along with wanting to fight all the time. Then we have Falcon and he’s such a peacock who is a big shot at court. However he’s like that because he is a butt kisser and likes to take credit. I didn’t like him at all and wished more happened to him.
-Names are not my thing which is why I did the whole listen and audible book it. Not only was the names hard to pronounce but some run together for the men names. Especially when they dropped their wizard names and use their real names.

Love/hate:
+-This book is a 17 hours listen so I thought listening to it would help me get through it a bit faster. However I found myself reading the physical book more than listening to the audible. As much as I love ascents this one was not my favorite. Plus how she read it was slow talking, and just something I couldn’t get behind 100%.
+-Also I kept forgetting that this is a very light retelling of Beauty and the Beast. When I did read a part or a character reminded me of someone from the retelling it was a awe moment. However I forget until the next moment.

This book took me forever however I kept up with it because I simply enjoyed this fairytale story. I did have ups and downs with this book and glad to have finally read it.

Top 10: Whatever I Wanted…


I like to collect books without actually reading the first book. So who knows If I actual like these or not I just know that am a collector of books.

My topic is the top 10 trilogies that I have all the books to but haven’t even started. Enjoy..

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (the Cahill Witch Chronicles)

(Daughter of Smoke & Bone) by Laini Taylor

 

(Red Rising) by Pierce Brown

(The School of Good and Evil) by Soman Chainani

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Goddess War)

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan (Dispossessed)

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (The Final Empire)

Blood Red Road by Moira Young  (Dust Lands)

(Perfect Chemistry) by Simone Elkeles

What’s Left of Me by Zat Zhang (the hybrid chronicles)

This has taken me long time to do thanks to my computer being a pain. However I got all the pictures and uploaded so yeah. These are some of my completed trilogy that I haven’t even touched. Anyone has these problem because it is something I want to fix. Any hints?

Until next time

 

Sunday: What I Added to My Kindle


So this week I fell like I did really good at not buying kindle books. In these week I got 13 and this week I decided to put a caption with each. Enjoy:

By the same author Addison Moore and all part of a series about college couples.

2017 new release:

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2016 release that I got for 1.99

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Freebie’s (thanks amazon):

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Just to have my another format:

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Collect books from authors I’ve already read:

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audible along with a e-book:

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So thanks for reading and sometime this week I’ll have a physical book haul. I caved into going on Book Outlet and went a little crazy. So ready.

until next time..

T5W:Favorite Polarizing Books


Okay to be honest I had to look what polarizing means also which books count for it. And this is what I came up with and hope you enjoy.

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50 Shades Series by E.L. James: Lot of people give this series a lot of hate, but I can’t help but love it. I get that its not the best thing written or the concept people can’t get behind. Yet this series is a totally guilty pleasure for me that I wont apologize for.

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How to Love by Katie Cotugno: This is a your going to either like it or dislike it. I was the first one. This was just a sweet contemporary that I enjoyed and glad I read.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: I read this series before it got really popular and I remember loving it. I probably couldn’t read it again without cringing however I’ll always have that first time.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: It took me a bit to get into the book itself but dang when I did I loved it. This book made a rare thing happen and I cried which will keep this book special to me.

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins: I didn’t like this book which sucks because the concept should have made me like it. However the main character Harper was not my favorite and her decisions ruined it.

So I did four loves and one dislike and its all fun. Let me know what you think.

 

Meme: Top 10 Tuesday


 

topic: ten underrated/hidden gem books I’ve read in the past year or so

the distance between us by Kasie West: I love all her books and this was the first book of hers I read. This is a cute contemporary that you can finish in one sitting.

Heist Society<heist society#1> by Ally Carter: You should read this if you like heist books with teens. I just loved this trilogy and makes my heart full when thinking about it.

Under the Never Sky<under the never sky#1> by Veronica Rossi: Just read for it has plenty for everyone to at least read the first book.

The Iron King<the iron fey#1> by Julie Kagawa: A fey series that I read super fast yet I don’t hear anyone else talk about. I haven’t read the spinoff yet and just want to reread them all.

Graceling <graceling realms> by Kristin Cashore: this book was absolute necessary if you enjoy fantasy books. These is a pretty chunky book that has plenty to keep you entertained.

Unearthly<unearthly #1> by Cynthia Hand: has my favorite couple in it and has a cute story along with it. More people should give this book a chance. Especially  if you like angel books with a hate to love relationship.

Poison Study<study #1> by Maria V. Snyder: This book has grown a bit, but still think that more people should read this book. It has magic, mystery, assassins, and again my favorite troupe.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: Yes this is a classic yet its the only one I’ve read multiply times. I love Ponyboy his brothers and the other boys he hangout with. They are just a bunch of boys looking out for each other.

Incarnate <newsouls#1> by Jodi Meadows: this trilogy has some beautiful covers and such a good storyline which I believe more people should give a chance.

Angelfall <Penryn & the End of Days #1> by Susan Ee: I’ve only read the first book of this trilogy and it took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it. My favorite troupe was in it which is why I recommend it to those who like the hate turned respect relationship.

So there you have it. All these books I’ve loved and don’t really hear many people talk about. So please try these out because all books deserve a chance.