Category: Review


Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Posted 26 November, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I have to go away for a day or two. I thought if we were both buckled in, I could have an actual conversation with you before I left. It’s important. So don’t touch me.’ He made a noise that resembled a growl. ‘I mean, again.’” “‘Aren’t you just a knight in shining armor? … Wherever do you keep your horse? And who scoops up the crap it leaves behind?’” Favorite Character: Emerson because she was a very strong female character, and I can definitely look up to her. First Line: “My small Southern hometown is beautiful in the haunting way an aging debutante is beautiful.” My Musings: Very interesting story! I haven’t read many books about kids with gifts–the only one that comes to mind is the Gifted series. This novel was very exceptional–although not astounding, it was interesting. The writing was great, the characters were great, and the romance was great. Everything was great! I liked that the novel was written in Emerson’s point of view. It gave a great prospective of the main character and allowed me to become one with Emerson. Seeing everything as she saw it made me feel a familiarity with her as well as the other characters in the book. The writing was moderately descriptive, with a fast paced plot that kept my nose in the book. It took me a bit to […]


Blog Tour: Allegiance by K.A Tucker

Posted 24 November, 2012 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Allegiance by K.A Tucker

Check out my review of Anathema (Casual Enchantment #1) Check out my review of Asylum (Casual Enchantment #2) Favorite Quote(s): “He leaned in that last inch to skim my neck with his bottom lip, hardly touching and yet sending shock waves through me, deep into my belly.” Favorite Character: Caden. He’s that tortured hero that you can’t help but fall in love with! First Line: “A spine chilling crack jerked Imogen’s attention to the center of the atrium.” My Musings: What a thrilling installment! Although I’ll admit that this series so far has not been the best I’ve read, it nonetheless enraptured me into the world of Evangeline. Like the previous two installments, this novel managed to keep me interested the whole time. Tucker’s writing was detailed and descriptive. The characters are well developed, and we get to know some of them better in this novel. Now that Evangeline has gotten the cursed pendant from around her neck–sans the instant death, all should be well for her and her vampire boyfriend, Caden. However, when is the life of Evie ever that simple? The magic that got the pendant off of her neck, of course, came at an unforeseen price–Evie now begins to morph into a creature that could very well be fatal to all whom she touches. The race against time now begins to cure Evie, Julian, and Veronique from this curse […]


Mini-Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Posted 13 November, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Favorite Quote(s): “Maybe all friendships don’t fizzle. Maybe, like the kaleidoscope, the colors just change.” Favorite Character: I’d have to say Will. He was so nice and cute. I’d love a guy like him. First Line: “Bubblegum Pink is the nail polish of the day.” My Musings: Like Kenneally’s first novel, Catching Jordan, this novel has blown me away. Set in a normal, high school setting, Kenneally once again produced a contemporary novel that rivals some of my favorite paranormal romances. This novel was beautifully written: it was entertaining, yet heartwrenching at times. It was detailed, and it kept me wanting more. I loved the well developed characters: watching Parker grow into herself and gain confidence after her mother’s event was heart warming. Although she made some bad decisions over the course of the book, i’m glad that she ended up happy. Will was the picture perfect guy. He was a church boy, he played baseball, he was sweet and nice and everything you could ever want in a guy. Parker, if you ever get tired of him, send him my way will you? I honestly can’t think of anything bad about this novel. Kenneally has once again succeeded in not letting me down. I am anxiously awaiting her third companion novel, Things I Can’t Forget. If you haven’t read this novels and you like a good contemporary, then these are […]


Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 6 November, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 5 Comments
Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1) Check out my review of Pure (Covenant #2) Favorite Quote(s): “Aiden had slipped under my skin, wrapped himself around my heart and embedded himself into my bones.” “That simple act stole my breath, my heart. But even as he pulled away, I realized that he couldn’t steal something he already had.” Favorite Character: Alex again! She’s growing into herself and her role in being Apollyon, and I’m loving watching her do it! First Line: “Red silk clung to my hips, twisting into a tight bodice that accentuated my curves.” My Musings: Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe Armentrout’s writing; if you’ve ever read any of her books, then you know. If you have not: shame on you. Go get one of her books right now. If any of you have only read the Lux series, go out and get the first novel of the Covenant series, Half Blood, right now. Armentrout has done it again. She has completely surpassed my expectations. this novel was thrilling, suspenseful, and heart jerking. Unexpected events and twists and turns in the plot kept me on my toes. It was a book that I did not want to put down. The writing was detailed and impeccable. The characters were inexplicable. Everything was just amazing. In this third novel of the series, Alex is coming more into her […]


Mini-Review: How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Re..

Posted 29 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reptuation by Simone Elkeles

Check out my review of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin #1) Check out my review of How to Ruin My Teenage Life (How to Ruin #2) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier.’” Favorite Character: Amy. She’s hilarious in this novel, as always. First Line: “Hi, my name is Amy Nelson-Barak.” My Musings: Like the previous books in this series, this novel managed to keep me very entertained  Written in hysterical prose, we delve into the life of Amy Nelson-Barak as she ventures to army camp in order to see her Israeli soldier. Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games for Amy, as she soon finds out. But who’d blame her? I’d risk it all for a boy like Avi! The plot, like the other books, wasn’t very intricate; however, it keeps you laughing as you experience boot camp through Amy’s eyes. Amy is comical and didn’t let me down at all. I was bursting out in random laughter every other page! Avi was handsome and brooding as always, although we do get to see some of what his life is like in the Israeli army. I loved watching Avi and Amy’s relationship evolve even more as reality of their situation sets in; I am extremely happy that they were able to overcome their differences. Overall, the book is a must […]


Mini-Review: How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone..

Posted 25 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Mini-Review: How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

Check out my review of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin #1) Favorite Quote(s): “I didn’t kidnap you for nothing, you know.” “‘Because I’d rather have you not tell our kids their dad declared his love in the back seat of a car.’” Favorite Character: Avi. I loved the insight on his character. First Line: “My name is Amy Nelson-Barak.” My Musings: This book was great. It was funny, filled with against and drama, as well as romantic and swoonworthy. It was like, the perfect get away and easy read. Like the previous novel, Elkeles kept me laughing the entire course of the book. The characters were great. Amy is Amy. We dive deeper into Avi’s mind. We get introduced to new character Nathan. We get a love triangle. We get a kidnapping scheme. And we get a plot that is absolutely hysterical. This book is a great one sit read. The writing style is very similar to that of the first novel. It’s easy to understand and it flows. The one thing that stood out to me in the novel was the relationships between the characters. Amy’s friends and boyfriend make me jealous. I need a Avi and a Nathan in my life. I’d totally switch places with Amy! With a non-extensive plot and hilarious dialogue, this novel is a must read when you have a reading lull!


Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Posted 22 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Favorite Quote(s): “And in what fairytale would John ever be any sane person’s idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.” “Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Favorite Character: John. That whole tortured soul thing just does it for me. First Line: “Anything can happen in the blink of an eye.” My Musings: This novel was much better than I was expecting. I was expecting a mediocre novel with a decent plot; boy was I blown away! This novel defied my expectations. Cabot placed me in a world where death followed me. I loved the twist on mythology; I’ve always enjoyed mythological books! I loved the swoonworthy romance. Let me tell you: I’ll take Death any day! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own John Hayden. Let me give you a sneak peak: “‘I suppose so,’ he said, after giving it some thought. ‘I don’t really know. I’ve never rescued a girl I love from the Furies before.’ He looked alarmed as my eyes were filling with tears. ‘Don’t cry.’” SWOON?! I don’t know; there was something about that boy…deity…whatever he is. Anyways! I also adored Pierce. I loved her character and her personality. Although it sucks that she went through so much stuff, I think it’s worth it. Overall, this was a very exciting book. I have a review of the second novel, Underworld, coming soon. I recommend […]


Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 11 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5) Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux #1) Favorite Quote(s): There are just too many! “What are we going to do kitten?” My toes curled at the deep octave of his voice. “I don’t know.” “I have a few ideas.” I cracked a grin. “I’m sure you do.” “Wanna hear about them? Although, I’m much better at the show part rather than the tell.” “Somehow, I believe you.” “If you didn’t, I could always give you a teaser.” He paused, and I could hear the smile in his voice. “You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?” “‘Oh, I still want to strangle you. But i’m insane. You’re crazy. Maybe that’s why. We just make crazy together.’” “‘You didn’t come straight home after school.’ Annoyance colored his tone. Like he was my own screwed-up, super-hot version of the Secret Service and I’d managed to evade him.” Favorite Character: Daemon. Need I explain? First Line: “Ten seconds passed between when Daemon Black took his seat and when he poked me under the shoulder blade with his trusty pen.” My Musings: I’ve been trying to write this review for a few hours now, thinking about all that i’d say, and how to put my thoughts into words; I finally figured out that it is impossible–no words can describe how amazing this book was. I had high expectations […]


Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Posted 6 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I kind of wish they’d shut up,’ Jack said. ‘Dude, true dat,’ Lend answered. Jack nodded solemnly. ‘For serious.’” Favorite Character: Lend. I made a little acronym about him. See my musings for more details. First Line: “Here’s the thing about dragons: I know absolutely nothing whatsoever about them.” My Musings: What a great ending! I’m soooo disappointed that this story has come to a close. I personally loved everything about this series– the romance, the action, just everything! I actually cried when I finished; I was heartbroken that I don’t have anymore Evie and Lend to look forward to! Just like the rest of this series, the plot was in-captivating  White’s innovative idea on paranormals is what drew me in in the beginning, and boy did she ever live up to my expectations! There was literally never a dull moment, possibly in the entire trilogy! The writing its self was detailed and descriptive, and it made it easy for me to transport myself into Evie’s world (as well as Lend’s arms (;). The characters were amazing. Evie’s character develops very much over the course of this series, and it was fun seeing her grow more serious and open up to love. Her longing for being normal was amazing; she would have given everything up for it. Her and Lend have to be my favorite literary couple, because they compliment each other so […]


Mini-Review: First Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted 3 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Mini-Review: First Frost by Jennifer Estep

Favorite Character: It’s really hard to say, because the characters aren’t very well developed in this prequel. See my review of Kiss of Frost for more information. First Line: “‘Can I borrow your hairbrush?’” My Musings: This prequel really didn’t do it for me. The only thing that it did was tell me things that I had already pieced together over the course of the actual series. Some things that I read, I had sworn were the exact same that I read in the actual novels. Henceforth, I didn’t gain much from it. The, typical to Estep, was great, but there really wasn’t much of a plot. It was more of an extra explanation. Overall, it is not a necessary read in order to understand the series in more depth, and if you’ve already read the series, you don’t need to worry about reading this prequel.