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 […]


Review: Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 14 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1) Search is the second installment in the companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. The first novel was great, so was really excited to read book two. Search takes place after we find out that Casey isn’t exactly human—in fact, she has wings. Black ones, in particular. So of course, that creates problems, especially once they find out who her father is. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t talk about that point. Nonetheless, it throws a wrench in everything. I thought this installment was definitely more interesting than the previous one, especially because we have a few battle scenes and a kidnapping. It was an intense book. Casey was definitely stronger in this novel, especially given all of the knowledge that was being thrown at her. I thought she held up very well and that she handled the situations she was in strongly and bravely. I am interested to see how she will handle the problems that were presented at the end of this book. Toby was definitely the better of the two in this book. I had favored him before this installment, and even more so afterwards. Jared, on the other hand, is a total flake. My previous description of him as a jerk definitely still stands, and was even proven, in this installment. We see something […]


Release Day Launch: Dusk by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 12 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Giveaway, Release Day Party / 1 Comment
Release Day Launch: Dusk by Alyssa Rose Ivy

We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Alyssa Rose Ivy’s DUSK! DUSK is the second novel in her The Dire Wolves Chronicles Series, a New Adult Paranormal Romance. The Order of the books is: Dire, Dusk, Dawn. Enter to win a paperback copy of DIRE then grab your copy of DUSK today! My review is to come soon (: The Dire Wolves Chronicles continue… After you have sacrificed your freedom what else is there to lose? Mary Anne has given her word to Hunter that she’ll stay as his mate, but every second she spends with him takes her further away from Gage when he needs her the most. Caught between love and duty, Mary Anne discovers that her troubles are just beginning, and that sometimes love comes at a great price. Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iTunes | GooglePlay | Kobo The light beckoned. It wasn’t white; it was more a combination of every color I’d ever seen. I was ready to accept it, to move on to a place of warmth, but then I heard her cry. I heard Mary Anne’s sobs, and every moment from the past few days flew through my mind. I saw her face. I felt her skin, her lips. I heard her voice begging for me. I couldn’t leave her behind. I tried to push through the fog, but her voice only seemed farther […]


Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 12 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Soar is the first installment to a companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. I absolutely adored The Crescent Chronicles and I was curious as to what happens to the side characters in that series. Soar follows a girl named Casey, who has taken a semester off of college in order to save up money for tuition. One night while taking out the trash, she is attacked by a large wolf and her life is completely turned upside down. Soar was interesting in a different way from The Crescent Chronicles series, but I still enjoyed it. This novel had the mystery that we were actively trying to figure out: why was Casey attacked? Then throw in the cute guy who bought coffee at the coffeehouse she worked at and her somewhat-mean and creepy manager, and you have a very interesting story. Casey was a lot different than Allie, in my opinion. Casey was tough and hardworking. At first, she wanted absolutely nothing to do with all of the craziness that she was going though. I think that she adapted pretty well, especially seeing as she was attacked by a giant wolf. I liked her. She was pretty simple and funny. There are three potential love interests introduced in this novel, but based on Casey’s reactions, there were only really two options. Toby is a pteron (Allie’s ex-lover) and the guy who […]