Review: Autumn Falls (Autumn Falls #1)

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Title: Autumn Falls
Author: Bella Thorne
Published: November 11, 2014
Format: Paperback (ARC)

A book by Bella Thorne, the best friend of Zendaya from Disneys Shake it Up…
I have to say I just grew curious.

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Update 1:

I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Random House Distributing Company (Penguin) and I have to say, I was quite excited with finding out that Bella Thorne is now an author, not only coming out with a stand alone novel, but with a series! 😀 so excited!!!

Update 2:

This book was pretty interesting. This was more of a high school drama type, with a girl getting used to the new environment since she had to move from her hometown after a serious accident with her father.

This book is generally filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life. It has a real girl that all teenage girls (generally) will love, trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be. But there’s a twist. It has magic and mystery too!!!

Autumn Falls a.k.a Bella Thorne (in real life) with her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz she is definitely not flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing (you’ll love them too!!!) But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.

To be honest I wasn’t going for Sean at all, but for J.J. So let’s hope when the series coktinues she opens her eyes a bit.

Here is when the magic and mystery meets. Autumn starts to vent her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Throughout the story she is trying to figure out if the journal is really magical, or if every single thing she writes in her journal is just a mere coincidence.

In this book we don’t really find out about that. Autumn focuses on fixing all of the mistakes she made with the journal first, and then figures out (probably in the sequel) what the journal really is…

There was a bunch of plot twists, like is it really about Autumn and finding a purpose in life? Her love life? Drama life in high school? Winning the contest for her friend? Her father dying? Or is it really just all about Autumn, and then all of those other things just extras.

Then we have the cliffhanger. Yes, she fixed her issues with the enemy, Sean, and her inner demons, but what happened to her closest friends???

That’s what did it for me. I’ll still read the next book, because I am dead curious with what Bella Thorne has in store for us next!

Review: Portraits of Celina

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3 stars

Title: Portraits of Celina

Author: Sue Whiting

Format: Paperback ARC provided by Switch Press for an honest review 🙂

Published: April 1st 2015 by Switch Press

“Make him pay Bayley, Make him pay!!!”

To be honest, I had no intentions of reading this book, ever. I usually don’t ever read horror/thriller/mystery books, but then I was bored, had nothing to do, and when I saw this book, I grew curious, and I found myself start reading this book. Kind of like how Bayley was with Celina and haunting her… Weird…

Anyway, I liked it, for being my first time ever and reading a horror novel (does Anna dressed in Blood count???) So many things happened and my brain is just on high-wire, and all I know is that if I ever find myself in this situation, get me a plane ticket back to where I came from, because I wouldn’t even be able to handle a day let alone 3 months with that. And she did it at such a young age, and by herself!!!! (Until the very end that is). Only if the epilogue was longer though 😦 I wanted to see what happened between her and Oliver, it just ended with her at the funeral 😦 -sigh- oh well… What a read indeed!!!

This book all started with Bayley moving from her hometown to an abandoned house in the middle of no where at a countryside looking house, with only her 7 year old brother, 17 year old sister, and her mother (because her father died in a horrible accident a year ago)

Bayley gets the room where Celina used to live in, and she died the same age as her 40 years ago, and ever since she arrived, Celina’s ghost has been haunting her, because she hasn’t been able to move on from the afterlife until she gets her revenge, and she is using Bayley to do it.

So, she finds this wooden chest on top of her nightstand, and she does the unthinkable, she opens it!
And that’s when all heck breaks loose. Bayley finds herself sleeping in Celina’s room, wearing her clothes, and hearing her voice everywhere.

So throughout the story, Bayley is trying to find out what does Celina want and why is she using her to do it? And who will suffer because of it?

This is one heck of a ghost story, with a love story, and revenge.

Review: Wicked Games (Games #1)

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Title: Wicked Games (Games #1)

Author: Jessica Clare

Format: E-book

Published: 2013 by Jill Myles

In this book we have Abby Lewis who has ever pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She’s just not the ‘survival’ type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant. Once in the game, though, it’s clear that Abby’s in over her head.

No one’s more competitive than sexy, delicious – and arrogant – Dean Woodall. Sure, he’s clever, strong, good at challenges, and has a body that makes her mouth water. He also hates Abby just as much as she hates him. That’s fine with her; she’ll just ignore the jerk.

But the rules of Endurance Island are working against them. Abby and Dean are teamed up – alone – on the beach. It’s either work together, or go home. Stuck with no one’s company but their own, they learn they might just make a good team after all.

And Abby learns that with just a little bit of kindling, the flames of hate can quickly turn to flames of passion…

This book features enemies, lovers, enemies who become lovers, and lots and lots of tropical heat…

My favorite E-book of the year and have read like 4 times already, THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC!!!


How did I not find this book before? And I actually pulled an all nighter for this book and I’m so glad I did!!!
This book was fantastic because with this book you have an interesting plot (which reminds you alittle of the Hunger Games, but trust me it’s NOT a repeat) this book has romance (and booooyyyy was it sexy and steamy!!!! You just sworn and sigh, this book has some characters wow!!! Now you know that when your in a competition for 2 million dollars, to always be observive. And I mean Always!
Yes there is a downer in this book like every other story, but it has a satisfying ending 🙂

I know that this book probably has low ratings because the games kind of remind you of the hunger games but trust me the challenges are different, and another person wins instead of the MC.
Also, the romance development was alittle rushed, because falling in love in 3 weeks? I mean madly? That’s not even possible in this world today in my opinion 😛 (but it’s 150 Pgs, give the author so I’m not really :p about it so I’m giving her some credit)
Aaaaaaand this book needed a longer epilogue. I mean yes it was expected, but really? Only a page for epilogue! 😛

The point is, this book was fantastic, i am insanely in love with that cover, and I am falling asleep while writing this review so good night! 😀

Review: Remembrance (Transcend Time Saga #1)

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2-star

Title: Remembrance

Author: Michelle Madow

Format: E-book

Published: July 27th 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing

In this story we have Lizzie Davenport who has been reincarnated from 1815, England but she doesn’t realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return.

When Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s high school, she feels a connection to him, like she knows him. But he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching Drew is more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can’t she get him out of her mind? I wonder why…

Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, but fighting fate isn’t easy, and she’s determined to unravel the mysteries of the past, and does so in the last 300 pages.

I can totally see how people wouldn’t like this book… And let me give you a couple of reasons,

1. Very much like Pride and Prejudice, but this story couldn’t help itself because that was what this story was mostly about…

2. This is just cheesy, I mean really? This story reminded so much of those cheesy movies where there’s this forbidden love in the modern world because then there would be so much drama! OMG GET OVER IT 😉 ITS ANNOYING!

3. The main character, you just think she’s stupid through I can totally see how people wouldn’t like this book… And let me give you a couple of reasons,

1. Very much like Pride and Prejudice, but this story couldn’t help itself because that was what this story was mostly about…

2. This is just cheesy, I mean really? This story reminded so much of those cheesy movies where there’s this forbidden love in the modern world because then there would be so much drama! OMG GET OVER IT 😉 ITS ANNOYING!

3. The main character, you just think she’s stupid throughout the book, and I’m not even going to bother to sugar coat it either. I mean if you like the guy then you go for it before your bet friend so that you don’t lose BOTH people! I mean seriously, common sense people!!!

4. The way Drew acted was just messed up, not one of my favorite book boyfriends I’m afraid 😛

5. I didn’t get a lot of information about the past, and about Lizzie’s memory guard, and if these characters were suppose to represent the characters from Pride and Prejudice?

I just don’t know, that cover sure filled me, and the author is soooooo nice! I would hate to rate a book so low, but it had to be done 😦 sorry…

I’ll still read the second one to see how it is though 🙂

Review: The Boys of Summer (Summer #1)

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3 stars

Title: The Boys of Summer (Summer #1)

Author: C.J Duggan

Format: E-book

Published: December 17th 2012

“It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him… Toby Morrison.”

Tess, is antisocial, quiet, and seventeen years old. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve (senior year) begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

But then her friends talk her into working a summer job…

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos. Her usual summer plans just changed, and will be unforgettable.

This story was good… 🙂
Considering that there was a lot of drama, and relationship issues, and the fact that our MC only cared about boys and work, boys and work, and a lot of characters have changed and developed, this story wasn’t bad.
If this book was anymore dramatic and annoying then I would’ve said otherwise. Considering that this was set in summer, where everything was suppose to change and you were suppose to have fun and have a great time, made this story include a lot of drama and romance.
I don’t usually read books like this, but it was free, so I made the acception, plus, I always love to try something new. And I had nothing to lose but precious time 🙂

Review: Leopard Moon (Moon #1)

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Kind of reminds me of the cover from Fallen by Lauren Kate… Hm…

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Title: Leopard Moon (Moon #1)

Author: Jeanette Battista

Format: E-book

Published: March 4th 2012 by Jeanette Battista (self published nice!)

How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?”

In this book we have Kess, who happens to be a were leopard (original likey!) is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother’s obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess’ relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac’s life and Kess’ freedom.

When the moon rises, the hunt is on….

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! This book was fantastic!!! Another all nighter read!!! If this is the case my eye balls are going to come out of my eye sockets soon…

Everything about this book was fantastic!! The only problem i had with this book, was the ending (it’s a minor but satisfying cliffhanger), and the fact that this is the only book Kess and Cormac will ever have 😦 or that’s what I think…

Anyway, this book includes a badass heroine, shifters, romance (but it develops, not instant love), no love triangle (well sort of if you count your brother…), lots of action, hilarious moments, and there’s also sweet and swoon moments 🙂

If you like paranormal romance with a lot of action and drama, this book is for you 😉 

Review: Four (Novella of the famous series Divergent)

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4 STARS FOR FOUR!!!! See what I did there???? 😀

Title: Four (Novella to the famous series Divergent)

Author: Veronica Roth

Format: Hardcover

Published: July 8th 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers

EEEEEEE!!!!!
OMG MY FANTASTIC MOTHER SHOWED UP WITH THIS BOOK IN HER HAND AND TOLD ME SHE BOUGHT IT FOR ME AND NOW I GET TO FAN GIRL ABOUT IT WITH EVERYONE ELSE EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

I’m hyperventilating right now… -sighs dramatically-

This is how I was before I started to rea this book 🙂

After reading this book, all I know is that this book was perfection. This book tied the whole series together, and I’m so glad now that this book was invented, because we finally got to see one of the most important characters in the series’ POV before he became an initiation instructor.

At first I thought I wasn’t going to like it because of what happened with Allegiant, but I tried to get that out of my mind, because that wasn’t even mentioned in this book, so as soon as I forgot about it, this book was worth reading.

My favorite novella from this one would have to be The Traitor, because that’s when we see Four and Tris meet, and I finaly got to experience reading that moment in Fours POV 🙂

Reading about Fours transfer, his initiation year, and him working as an instructor and computer wiz was really interesting 🙂

I also liked the day that we got to see how much he has developed from being a “Stiff” like Tris, to being this kick-ass Dauntless instructor thy should’ve been a leader, but he didn’t want to become like his father, a monster.

I really enjoyed this book, but I just don’t like that fact that this was written after that disappointing ending with Allegiant. Makes me wonder if this was planned so we can forgive her and forget about it 😦

Plus, I think the MC of this series is really Four and not Tris. Because we always tend to focus on Four instead of Tris. Which is why people acted the way they did with the ending of Allegiant.

(Hey it could’ve been worse… Our favorite character in this series could’ve been the one, if you’ve read allegiant you know what I’m talking about 😉

I’ve taken long with this book because of too many distractions and trying to piece this book with the series btw 😉