Category: Review


Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Posted 7 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

“‘Our past isn’t who we are. I’m me and you’re you and that’s who we need to be.’” I’ve actually had this one sitting on my kindle account for some time. My sister read it and loved it so I decided to finally give it a try! Kacey Cleary’s life is basically destroyed–four years ago a drunk driving accident killed her parents, boyfriend, best friend, and almost her. That was the day her life ended. The only thing she had to hold onto after her year in the hospital recovering was her little sister Livie. So when her Uncle appears to be close to sexually abusing Livie, Kacey takes her and flees to Miami. There, she meets Storm, who works at a strip club and takes her under her wing. She also meets her neighbor Trent, who seems to want to protect her. But both Kacey and Trent are hiding secrets–ones that can tear them apart forever. This novel was definitely interesting enough to keep my interest. There was a lot of emotional drama, especially from Kacey. It was nice to see how she dealt with it while also trying to give Livie a good life. The pacing was fantastic and there were definitely some things that I wasn’t expecting. And there was a total, mind-numbing shock as everything came to a head, something that total threw me into a […]


Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Posted 6 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Check out my review of Kissing Eden (Kissing Eden #1) I enjoyed the first book in Grey and Eden’s story and I was interested to see how them living together worked out. Loving Eden starts with Eden moving from North Carolina to Texas in order to start her life post-gradatation with Grey. This installment was more interesting than I would have originally thought that it was. It was filled with drama and new and unexpected characters. There was romance and family drama which really broke up the drama well, as too much of the same type can be overwhelming. The plot got a bit tedious and slow at points but it kept my interest overall. Eden was in the process of trying to figure out her life as an adult while also dealing with being in a new state, living with a new guy, and having drama with said guy and his family. I thought she handled it well considering all that she was going through. Eden was never anything special of a character to me but she is definitely a relatable one and that was clear in the novel like it was in the first. Grey was definitely as brooding and moody as he was in the first novel. In this novel he had to deal with a long lost relative showing up and wanting to take the hotel. So […]


Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram

Posted 4 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram

In this novel, we are introduced to a world full of various supernatural creatures: warlocks, witches, seers, vampires, werewolves–everything under the sun. Danielle grew up in a small tow in Pennsylvania with the company of her parents, her best friend Russ, and Russ’ father Alex. On Dani’s sixteenth birthday, Russ tells her that he’s a warlock. Soon, Dani is thrust into the world of the supernatural and is told that she is to fulfill the great prophecy. This novel definitely was not boring. There was such a great and busy story line that it never got dull. There were also some unexpected twists and turns and misleadings that you never exactly knew what was going to happen. Dani was the leading lady. She was definitely a strong character. She was a bit of a trouble maker, tough, and didn’t take crap from anyone. She was brave and strong when faced with kidnappers, torture, and everything else evil in the world. She was an inspiration, and she wanted to go what was right. In that way, she was also a very selfless character, and I immensely enjoyed reading about her adventures. This novel definitely has a love triangle in it. Russ: Russ was Dani’s best friend, the guy that she had spent her whole life with. So of course, there is some confusion about feelings when the day she gets thrusts […]


Review: If I Should Die by Amy Plum

Posted 2 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: If I Should Die by Amy Plum

If I Should Die is the conclusion to the Revenants trilogy. I have been following this series since Until I Die, and it has not let me down. Amy Plum is a magnificent writer, and I am sad to see the series end. If I Should Die is everything I thought it would be, and more. It was filled to the brim with action and fighting. There was never a dull moment in this novel. Something was always going on, something being discovered, someone fighting. The only thing that I can think of about this novel that I didn’t enjoy was that things played out like I thought they would. After the ending of the second novel, I was able to guess major plot points of this novel. This was disappointing because there wasn’t really anything that I wasn’t expecting. The  plot was fairly predictable throughout the entire novel. Kate really grew as a character in this novel. She was definitely the strong heroine that was needed during this installment. She stopped letting people fight battles for her and fought them herself. She really matured over the course of the series. Vincent was as amazing as he always was. He really stepped into the role of a leader in this novel although he faced some hardships along the way. He and Kate made a magnificent pair of strong characters. Although If […]


Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Posted 30 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

` This is the last of the trilogy and I’ve been meaning to read it for a while but never had the time! Goddess is the conclusion to Lucas and Helen’s story. It had a very complicated plot line. And by complicated, I mean a bit too complicated. There were so many things happening at once—so many different stories being told at the same time that it was difficult to follow at times, making the reading much less enjoyable. In addition to that, there were a few things left unanswered at the end that I would have loved to have been wrapped up. However, the plot left no dull moments, perhaps due to the too-fast pacing of the novel. In addition to that, a lot of things happened in this novel making it easy to stay engaged. Helen peaked in this novel as a character. She took on some really tough stuff and had to step into the plate as a leader as the Scions waged war against the Gods. She was determined to do what was right. We also see a lot more of Helen’s past lives. That was really interesting to me to see how she differed from her past selves. She was a great heroine and that was enunciated in this installment. Lucas was as patient as always. He was drawn back because they still believed themselves […]


Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

Posted 27 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons and this sounded like something that I haven’t read before. Mirror X was a real let down for me. I actually debated multiple times just putting it down, but it was something that I told the publisher I would read so I figured I’d give it a chance. Cassie wakes up over one thousand years in the future, finding out that she had died, been frozen, and was reanimated. This brings me to my biggest problem with this novel: it was very unrealistic. Cassie was immediately at ease with Doctor Michael Bennett, almost the moment she wakes up. I mean, you wake up a thousand years into the future and are calmed right off the bat by a random doctor? No. And then things just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of the baby issue. You see, the citizens of this world are infertile and they want to use Cassie was a breeding mare to help their population. She put up a fight a little at first. Then gave up. Realistic? No. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there was a plethora of things in this novel that just tickled me the wrong way. It was too unrealistic, even for a dystopian/sci-fi novel. It seemed as if Thompson was just trying to pile on drama with all […]


Blog Tour Review: Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams

Posted 26 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams

Check out my review of Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1) I adored the companion novel, Hard Knox, and I was interested to see what else Nicole Williams had to bring to the table. Damaged Goods follows Liv Bennett as she drops everything in order to take care of the two younger sisters that her druggie mother abandons. It was okay, plot wise. There was definitely a plot twist that completely blindsided me in a good way. I had absolutely no idea that it was coming and I gaped at the book for a good five minutes when it happened. In terms of plot and pacing, the novel was pretty engaging. It wasn’t as action-heavy as Hard Knox. It was more an emotional journey for the characters than an action-y one. Nevertheless, it kept me engaged from beginning to end. Liv Bennett dropped everything in order to be there for her sisters. She was a selfless character who would do anything for her little sisters, as evidenced in the story. She was a bit hardened and closed off due to the environment in which she grew up. She wanted nothing more than to escape the town that she grew up in yet came back to it for her sisters. So she was a bit bitter to the town upon arrival, including pretty much every one in it, especially the Goods […]


Blog Tour Review: Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuM..

Posted 24 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond

The premise seemed like it would definitely be an interesting read! I can definitely say that this novel was unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. It had an interesting premise, that of a poor girl from Chicago being hired to impersonate a princess of a foreign country. This wasn’t the best story that I’ve read–there was some lagging in the plot at times and the pacing was a bit slow at points and really fast at others. The thing that kept me reading was the humor. The humor that was in this novel was definitely the highlight of the story. The plot wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t anything stellar for me, personally. Lucy was the girl that was chosen to impersonate Lady Elizabeth while the real Elizabeth straightened up some personal affairs in the states. She wasn’t not my favorite female character. Her voice became a bit annoying as the novel went on and I felt like we didn’t but scratch the surface of her character. She was a bit one-dimensional. She was, however, really funny to read. She was always using weird expressions or making jokes. There were, you could say, two main male characters. Prince Cristoph and Prince Nick. Like Lucy, I felt like we didn’t but scratch the surface of their characters. Prince Cristoph was a shallow and fake character but I felt like he was […]


Blog Tour Review: Stay With Me by J. Lynn

Posted 21 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment
Blog Tour Review: Stay With Me by J. Lynn

Check out my review of Wait for You (Wait for You #1) I have adored every single on of JLA’s novels so of course when the opportunity was given to me to be a part of this blog tour raised, I jumped on it! Stay with Me focuses on Calla, a character that I hadn’t seen much as I have yet to read Be with Me. Calla’s story was definitely drama filled. As in, drugs, hit men, and possible death and destruction. It was a totally different type of drama than Avery and Cam’s story but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It never got boring and the events kept me on my toes. Calla was definitely served a tough hand in this novel but never once did she come off as weak. She was a very strong character, in my opinion, and she was very brave in dealing with the things that were thrown her way. Like Avery, she had a past. She kept it a secret from her friends for a bit, but even that didn’t deter me from enjoying her character. She was very kind and selfless while also determined and brave. Jax was something a bit different. He wasn’t part of the “Hot Guy Brigade” as Calla put it. In fact, he didn’t go to their college as the majority of this novel was set in Calla’s hometown. […]


Review: Reckless Secrets by Gina Robinson

Posted 20 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Reckless Secrets by Gina Robinson

Check out my review of Reckless Secrets (Reckless #1) Reckless Secrets has even more secrets (Hence, the title!) Reckless Secrets was a lot more predictable than Reckless Longing, which made it less interesting and engaging for me. I wasn’t actively engaged in this one because I knew what would happen. It was really easy to see trends in this novel. In addition to that, it was a lot more repetitive. It even had a ton of phrases that were word for word. The plot was still enjoyable but the writing wasn’t as effective as it was in the previous novel, nor was the plot sequencing. Ellie was much the same in this installment. She is feeling guilt in this novel over keeping a secret from Logan but is too scared that that secret will ruin what they have. I didn’t agree with her on that front and found myself thinking badly of her because of it. You would have thought that she would have learned a lesson about keeping secrets from the events in the first novel but she hadn’t. I’m still waiting on that particular area of character growth from her. Logan was suffering in this novel with his secret being out. He was pretty hot and cold in this novel to me as he dealt with the things he had to deal with. Add in the fact that […]