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Mini-Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

Posted 28 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

“Love comes in many forms. It’s not always sweet. Or comfortable. Sometimes it’s selfish and consuming. Volatile. It makes choices for you. It demands you obey it, not taking no for an answer. And it’s usually right. It knows you better than you know yourself.” “’It’s inevitable, Willa. We are inevitable. When you stop fooling yourself, come find me.’” Unfixable was the first Tessa Bailey novel that I’ve read, and boy was it a great read! It follows main character Willa as she ventures to Ireland to do some self-discovery after a breakup. There, she stays at the Claymore Inn, which is in the process of being sold by Shane Claymore, a racer determined to get back into the circuit after settling family affairs. Unfixable was a well-written novel. I enjoyed the way that Bailey wrote the characters. They were very unique, and Willa was especially relatable as a character. And of course, who doesn’t love a guy with an accent?! And factor in the fact that he’s a bad boy racer? That means an extremely swoony guy, along with some heart pounding chemistry. Moreover, I enjoyed the complications brought on by the characters’ pasts. It added to the uniqueness of the novel, and made it hard to put down! Unfixable was a fantastic New Adult novel by Tessa Bailey: a steamy romance, characters trying to figure out exactly who […]


Review: Claimed by Light by Reese Monroe

Posted 26 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Claimed by Light by Reese Monroe

Check out my review of Forged by Fate (Bound by Hades #1) Check out my review of Marked by Hades (Bound by Hades #2) I really had enjoyed the first two novels in the series and I was interested to see how the series came to a conclusion. Claimed by Light was Halena’s story. The French Guardian who didn’t believe in Mates. So of course she is shaken when she feels an instant connection to Slade, who has just sold his soul to demons and is on the fast-track to becoming one himself. This novel was definitely interesting. We get to the conclusion of the Guardian’s battle against the demons and beating them to the artifacts. There was lots of action, suspense, and death. My only complaint is that the ending didn’t feel like the ending of a series to me. I actually had to double check as to whether it was the last novel. There just felt like there were a few too many loose-ends that needed tying. Halena was the main character in this novel. It was nice to see her character in more depth as opposed to the glimpses of her personality we see in the first two novels. To be honest, this novel really changed my opinion about her character. She went through a lot and closed herself off so valid reasons and I came to […]



Review: Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Posted 23 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

“’Cassie … We’ve never been over. You know it as well as I do. Even when I was halfway around the world and you hated my guts, we weren’t over. You can feel it between us now. And the closer we are, the stronger it gets.’” “Yeah, sure, I can do a passionate play with my ex-lover, who broke my heart not once, but twice. No problem. I bang my head against the wall. If there were a Nation of Stupid People, I would be their queen.” Bad Romeo was a fantastic book. It had a very complicated plot that definitely held my attention. It was told in two time periods, one of the past and one of the present. I thought that, for the most part, it was a nice touch to the plot line, because we were constantly seeing what was wrong between the characters that occurred in the past, and at the same time, we were privy to how they were working it out in the present. I really enjoyed reading it but as I got further and further the percentage read got higher and higher and we weren’t moving towards a conclusion. I’m sad to say that there wasn’t really one. It was an abrupt cut off that ruined the fantastic flow that this novel had kept up for the entire duration. It was really a […]


Life of a Socially Anxious College Student (1)

Life of a Socially Anxious College Student (1)

I’ve been going back and forth as to whether or not I wanted to post something like this on my blog and after long nights of thinking about it, I figured, why not? What do I have to lose? I can be judged–sure. But I face judgement every day in real life, so what does it matter if I face it online too? And if you’re one of those people who don’t want to hear me talk about my personal problems, then you are free to unsubscribe or not open this post. That choice is yours, and I’ve made mine. Over the last few months I’ve been drudging my way through my first semester at Princeton University. It has not been fun–it has been overwhelming, sad, lonely, and stressful. I’ve cried myself to sleep many times this semester. I’ve spent countless hours alone in my room while everyone else was out hanging with friends. I’ve eaten practically all of my meals alone. I’ve gone days without talking to anyone but my family. I’ve been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder. I’m what you could call “shy” or an “introvert” but it’s much more than that. I fear being judged. If I hear people laughing, I automatically assume that they are laughing at me, even if I know that its irrational. And this fear, the fear of talking to people because they […]


Mini-Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Posted 21 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) Check out my review of One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) Four Seconds to Lose was another great installment to the Ten Tiny Breaths series. Four Seconds to Lose followed the illusive strip club owner, Caine. Charlie, a girl trying to escape her past, gets a job at Caine’s strip club in order to get money fast. Neither of them intended to catch feelings. Charlie was a strong female character. She was dealing with a ton of stuff. She was the type of character that I would want to get to know: strong-willed and good. Caine was a sweetheart. He was caring and protective, but he also had his bad-boy side that came as a result to his past. The two of them together were absolutely explosive. I loved both their sweet and sexy scenes alike. They had a real emotional connections. Moreover, the plot was heart pounding. Charlie brought with her a danger element to the plot, and as a result, this book was more high stakes than the other ones. There was a certain action element present here that was absent in the Cleary sisters’ stories. This aspect made for a very entertaining novel. Four Seconds to Lose was a great read: romance and action! About K.A. Tucker Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at […]


Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

Posted 19 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

Check out my review of Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames #1) Bridges Burned was sufficiently entertaining. There was tons of romantic drama as well as some adventure-type drama. There were things that happened that I wasn’t expecting at all, and some of the plot’s twists and turns kept me guessing about what would happen. At times, some things felt overly dramatic, but it wasn’t so off-putting as in book one. I thought it was a decent improvement, in terms of both plot and writing. Bryn was just as spunky in this novel as in the last, but she suffered from some emotional turmoil in this installment due to a variety of different things. At first it was alarming to see such a confident character break down, but in the end, it made her more realistic than she felt in book one. I found myself genuinely rooting for her at points in this novel. I suppose that Jaxon and Zavien are the two main male characters in this book. Zavien’s personality seemed to do a complete 180. He was definitely not my favorite character in the book, which was off-putting because I didn’t mind his character in the first novel. On the other hand, we see a completely different side of Jaxon in this installment. It was like their personalities did a complete flip-flop, which was slightly concerning. […]



Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Posted 16 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

I actually picked this book up at BEA. It seemed interesting so I was willing to give it a try. I liked the premise of this novel, what with having two people being the last descendants of ancient biblical bloodlines working together to destroy demons. Then there was the added twist that the main male, a descendant from the line of Judas, was fated to betray the last descendant of the line of David. And of course, feelings start to build between the two of them. Plot-wise, the novel was decently engaging. There was a pacing problem, about 20% in which made it practically impossible to read the book for long periods of time. At moments, I debated DNFing, but I really liked the basis of the novel and wanted to see it through. I’m glad that I did. The pacing eventually picked up and it was smooth sailing from then on. Ivy was the last descendant of the Davidian line. She was a really brave and selfless character. She got dumped into the middle of all of this while looking for her sister who was kidnapped and then was almost kidnapped by a demon herself. Ivy was very trusting but not too much to the point of stupidity. She made some mistakes in the novel and made some decisions that I didn’t agree with, but that just made her […]


Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop: The Bone Season by..

Posted 15 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Giveaway / 10 Comments
Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon or Breakable by Tammara Webber

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon & Breakable by Tammara Webber He was lost and alone. Then he found her. And the future seemed more fragile than ever. As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed. All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy… As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat. It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the […]