Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Average Rating: 4.4

Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica ..

Posted 19 May, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

“I didn’t come to England to fall in love with anything but England. I didn’t come to get married. I came to draw. I came to be inspired. I came for adventure. I suppose I got it.” Screw it. I’ve spent the past couple of hours trying to come up with something to say about The Royal We, but I don’t have the words. To say this book was a whirlwind of a romance honestly diminishes the kind of story this is. Of course, it’s a hell of romance, which I loved to bits, but it’s also a novel that unreservedly captures what it’s like to love something and someone without capacity. So when it comes to stories that I just completely give myself over to — stories like this — I let my feelings speak for itself. (And, yes, those damned emotions are as loud and incoherent as ever.) Bear with me, guys. Rebecca “Bex” Porter is an American college girl with dreams of studying abroad in England. So when she’s accepted to Oxford to study art, she gets every bit of the experience she’s ever wanted… and then some. It turns out Prince Nicholas — the heir to Great Britain’s throne — lives right down the hall from Bex. And being in such close proximity, Bex not only befriends Nick’s circle of friends, but falls for the royal prince himself — thrusting her into a world […]

Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

Posted 15 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

“There are beautiful places inside him, where laughter comes easy, where sweet words appear like surprises. But I also know his bitter valleys. The dark caves where he hides his fears, his hurts, and his disillusionments. And he knows mine.” Uh…Aussie accents. Upside Down follows twenty-one year old Natalia Stolfi as she moves Australia as an exchange student to try to get over some of her grief of losing all of her family (her sister dying and her mom leaving)  but her father. It’s all going great until she meets the brooding Bran Lockhart. He’s been going through some tough stuff and the last thing he needs is to get involved in the Californian girl who can see right through him. But things aren’t that easy and as feelings grow between the two of them, things get turned Upside Down. I really enjoyed this novel. The setting was great. I really enjoy reading novels that are set in other countries and this one did not let me down. The pacing in the novel was pretty good with no lags in pace. There also weren’t any identifiable plot holes. There was a ton of drama between Bran and Talia, especially with Bran’s past, that kept me hooked. It was an easy novel to lose myself in. Talia was suffering from some pretty heavy grief about losing her sister and her mother’s […]

Mini-Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden b..

Posted 10 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden was a book that I had been meaning to get to for a while after finishing The Coincidence. Like The Coincidence, it definitely pulled on my heartstrings. It takes a lot for a book to make me cry, but this book did just that, multiple times. I haven’t read anything quite this deep and heartbreaking in a while. Callie and Kayden are two of my favorite characters that have ever been written because they are real. They are real and they hurt and they love and they make mistakes. Their journeys are inspiring and I loved being able to tag along with them as they experience the things that they experience. In this novel, we also see both of their points of view which makes things insightful. Kayden definitely took the brunt of the emotional pain that was in this novel and my heart absolutely broke for him. He was feeling all sorts of things, including an immense sense of loneliness. I loved Callie’s character for refusing to give up on him. They had the ability to heal each other and I can’t wait to see just how much they do in the rest of the novels. The Redemption of Callie and Kayden destroyed me and my emotions from the very beginning to the very end. You haven’t read New Adult contemporary until you […]

Review: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 17 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

Check out my review of The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) Favorite Quote(s): “I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.” Favorite Character: Cam…He’s like “a philosopher with tattoos.” First Line: “A few months ago, when I was laid up in that hospital bed, I didn’t think I’d be alive today much less be expecting a baby and engaged to an angel with a dirty mouth.” My Musings: When I found out that there was a sequel to The Edge of Never, I was too excited. I couldn’t wait to see what would become of Andrew and Cam after how the last novel ended. They had a ton of new surprises, and I couldn’t wait to see how they dealt with them. This novel was long. And that wasn’t necessarily a good thing. Unfortunately, this novel seemed very drawn out. There wasn’t a super strong plot, more like a few plots smushed into one big book. This made it harder to read and harder to stay invested in, which was pretty disappointing. The characters, however, were amazing. Cam and Andrew really changed over the course of the novel. They had to deal with some pretty tough stuff, but they were able to find solace in each other. We really see a […]

Review: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 27 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Favorite Quote(s): “The heart always wins out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way. The mind may be what’s best, but I don’t give a shit what my mind is telling me anymore. Right now, I just want to live in the moment.” “It’s a blatant fact: Andrew Parrish and I were mean to meet on that bus in Kansas.” Favorite Character: Cam. Loved her. First Line: “Natalie had been twirling that same lock of hair for the past ten minutes and it’s starting to drive me nuts.” My Musings: When I saw this book on Netgalley, I just had to request it. I had heard all the hype about how fantastic of a novel it was. I wanted to see for myself. I went into this novel with high expectations. Luckily, The Edge of Never pulled through. The Edge of Never follows Camryn “Cam” Bennett as she leaves her hometown and boards a Greyhound bus to nowhere—literally. Cam has no idea where she’s going; she bought her ticket to Idaho based solely on the fact that the ticket lady was eating a potato. But that doesn’t matter—she just wanted to escape from everything at home. Eventually, Cam’s bus path intersects with that of Andrew Parrish. Andrew was like no one that Cam had ever met. He […]