Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Posted 16 July, 2014 by Abbey in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Anything involving country music is a must read for me. I loved this book just as much as I hoped I would. Reagan O’Neill and Lilah “Dee” Montgomery had been friends long before Lilah hit the big time. So the summer before her senior year, Reagan decides to join Dee on tour. After Dee is “involved” in a scandal, her record company ends up adding Matt Finch as her opening act in order to generate speculation about the two of them being an item. It becomes complicated when Reagan and Matt start falling for each other. The best part of the novel wasn’t the romance. As good as that was, it didn’t hold a candle to the friendship between Reagan and Dee. I can honestly say that they are my favorite pair of friends that I’ve ever read about. They have each others backs through thick and thin. Nothing was going to come between them, which is refreshing to read in a YA book. Reagan is a troublemaker. She’s the type of girl that rumors are spread about and nasty things written about on bathroom stalls. Her choices in guys has been less than spectacular. After a particularly bad experience with a boy, she decides she’s going to reinvent herself. She’s going to be a New Reagan. By going on tour with Dee, she thinks it will be easier to […]


Review: Neverland by Anna Katmore

Posted 14 July, 2014 by Abbey in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Neverland by Anna Katmore

Neverland was an okay book. There were parts that I loved and parts that I found to just be kind of boring. Two POVs were featured  in the novel: Angelina’s and Captain Jamie Hook’s. The book starts with Angelina at home in London. When she falls from her balcony, she ends up falling into Neverland. Throughout the story, she tries her best to return home. If being trapped in a foreign land isn’t enough, the more time she spends there, the less she remembers about her life in London. I have mixed feelings about Angelina. At times she was a tough, smart character. In other instances, she was the exact opposite. She made some stupid decisions that made me want to shake some sense into her. I know she was desperate to return home, but that doesn’t mean she has to throw common sense out the window. On the outside, Captain James Hook is a ruthless pirate. Most people don’t get to see the other side of him. Don’t tell the inhabitants of Neverland this, but he’s not nearly as vile as he lets on. In reality, he can be quite caring. But with a difficult past and a pirate image to maintain, he doesn’t make it a habit of showing people what he’s truly like. It all starts when Jamie kidnaps Angelina. He’s seeking information on Peter Pan that […]


Review: Knowing You by Allie Everhart

Posted 27 May, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Knowing You by Allie Everhart

Check out my review of Choosing You (Jade #1) “‘It’s because you’re not running from stuff anymore.’ He cups my cheek and wipes the remaining tears off my face with his thumb. ‘You’re dealing with it.’ ‘I don’t want to deal with it. Dealing with it sucks.’ ‘I know it does. But sometimes life sucks and you just have to deal with it.’ It’s true. But it’s not fair. I’ve already dealt with enough in 19 years. I can’t deal with any more.” I absolutely adored the first novel and HAD to know what happened with Jade and Garret! Knowing You continues the story of Jade and Garret. The letters and phone calls that Jade has been getting are still coming, and eventually someone ransacks her dorm room. This is followed by a wide array of events that I can’t even mention because they include major spoilers. This novel was even better than the last one! All of the things with the mystery caller comes to a head with events that I couldn’t see coming. Out of all of the things that happened, I could only see one of them coming, and even then I was iffy about it. This novel definitely has the ability to surprise its reader. In addition to that, there were scenes where the suspense had my heart pounding in fear. It was able to induce […]


Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

Posted 8 April, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

Favorite Quote(s): “‘Showers are great, aren’t they?’ he said after seeing my eyes open.’I think I blew about twenty pounds of snot down the shower drain. Hot water clears the sinuses.’ ‘Yeah, for about ten minutes, then it comes back again.’ I sat up halfway and reached for the glass of water Stacey had left for me. ‘But it’s a lovely ten minutes.’” Favorite Character: Jordan. First Line: “When Coach Bentley dropped me off at home after morning practice, an Audi that didn’t belong to my parents was already in the driveway.” My Musings: I have yet to read Julie’s Tempest series, but when I saw this on sale, I couldn’t help but pick it up. The premise was interesting: set in the world of Elite gymnastics, something I hadn’t ever read about. However, being a former gymnast my self, I couldn’t wait to see what Cross brought to the table, as she was a former gymnastics coach. Adding to the gymnastics, we have a girl struggling with losing her parents to an auto crash. She isn’t dealing to well with the grief, so when her gymnastics coach, Henry Bentley, takes her in so she doesn’t have to move, and she finally has something to focus on: making the Worlds team for gymnastics. But things start heating up with Bentley’s son, Jordan, who Karen can’t help but connect with–they both suffered losses […]


Review: Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 4 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Favorite Quote(s):  “‘Have you ever felt like your life was just a series of mistakes?’ ‘Sure I have. I think that’s what we call growing up. But sweetie, we aren’t defined by the mistakes we make, but by what we learn from those mistakes and how we move on.’” “Mom’s face turned to stone. ‘Do you mean to tell me you weren’t aware that Jess left weeks ago? You have no idea of this when you left our daughter alone in a hotel suite on Bourbon Street of all places and with Casanova over there?’ Mom pointed to Levi who smirked.” Favorite Character: Allie. First Line: “I’d sworn off men, or really boys, because those were the only types of males I tended to attract.” My Musings: Flight was a novel that I’ve had for about a year now, but have never had the time to actually enjoy. With winter break, I was finally able to hunker down and pull it out. It had a very unique premise, and I was in the mood for some paranormal goodness. “‘We’re Pterons,’ Hailey said gently. ‘Pterons?’ I asked, repeating the unfamiliar word. ‘We’re shifters, Allie,’ Levi said almost as gently as Hailey.” Paranormal goodness is what I got in full. Alyssa created her own paranormal world. From seeing the series’ covers, especially Found, I was expecting a novel about angels or fallen angels. Instead, […]


Review: The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

Posted 28 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

Check out my review of The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy #1) Check out my review of Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy #2) Favorite Quote(s): “And I thought that maybe I wasn’t so different after all. Everyone has their own troubles, their own battles to fight. Everyone eventually faces darkness and hardship. Mine was just a little out of the ordinary and I could live with that.” Favorite Character: Adria. First Line: “No one used the F-word more than my step-dad, Jeff.” My Musings: I’ve read J.A. Redmerski’s published novels, The Edge of Always and The Edge of Never, and I loved her writing style. So when I saw The Mayfair Moon on Amazon, I had to one-click. I was interested to see what J.A could do with paranormal. “His whole body jerked forward, plunging him into the frigid, white ground. He was on his hands and knees, his head rolled up and backward, the whites of his eyes churning black. The first fiendish growl ripped through the air, echoing off every looming tree.” The Mayfair Moon‘s paranormal creature of choice is werewolves. However, they are not werewolves as we think of them. Instead, J.A’s werewolves changed into half-human, half-beast creatures. At first, I was shocked and a bit grossed out, but that feeling eventually passed. The Mayfair Moon was a very interesting novel. It follows Adria as she starts her […]


Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Posted 2 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Favorite Quote(s): “We have to face difficulties to find out what our true strengths are. How we come back from failure is a very valuable test.” “‘Ahh…I see.’ He sat back. ‘The sight of my arse gave you quite a fright, did it?’” Favorite Character: Kai…he’s British. First Line: “The newborn wailed as the midwife wrapped her in a receiving blanket and quickly handed her to Sister Ruth.” My Musings: Sweet Evil is a novel that has been sitting on my shelves for a while now. I picked it up back when it first came out, picked up the second novel when it first came out, and have just now had the chance to read it. Going into it, I knew all the hype about it and Kai, and I was hoping not to be disappointed. I was in no way disappointed, rather, I was blown away. I had heard fantastic things about this novel and they were all true. Wendy Higgins is a fantastic writer, and the novel just flowed. Sweet Evil follows Anna Whitt as she finds out that she is half-angel, half-demon, and as she struggles with her feelings for Kaiden, son of the Duke of Lust. Although this novel wasn’t filled to the brim with action, it didn’t need to be. It was interesting in its own way, even though there wasn’t always something going on. […]


Blog Tour: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout~Cele..

Posted 30 October, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout~Celebrating Deity

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 Apollyon nature: that is, until she finds out that someone could have been lying to her […]


Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Posted 13 August, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Favorite Quote(s): The sheer control it took to not quote the whole book…the pages are almost all yellow on my kindle app! “He popped his chin on his first, and I focused on my plate. The bastard looked too adorable and cute. ‘So, Avery Morangsten, I’m all yours.” “‘Yeah, I normally have class right now,’ he said, eyes a startling azure in the sun. ‘But I wanted to see you.’” “Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.” Favorite Character: Cam. He’s a cutie pie! First Line: “There were two things in life that scared the ever-loving crap out of me.” My Musings: To be honest, the reason that I picked up this novel was because it was written by Jennifer Armentrout. Shallow, I know, but I have loved every single one of the books she has written, and therefore, she was moved to my ‘automatically buy’ list. And so on an early morning in first period at school when I got the email that this book had released early, I one-clicked it. In the middle of class. But then my life decided to get busy, and I haven’t been able to fit in this book until now. But I am oh-so-glad that […]


Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Posted 23 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Favorite Quote(s): “At that, I broke down into tears. He was right. Whether I liked it or not, home had become wherever Derek Novak was.” Favorite Character: Sofia. She was spunky and brave! First Line: “I never once imagined that my life would play out the way that it did.” My Musings: Now I’m going to share with you all something that is very shallow of me: I’ve been putting off this novel because I didn’t care for the cover. I know, I’m a shallow, shallow person. But I am so glad that I decided to give this novel a chance—despite the mediocre cover (in my opinion), the novel was anything but. This novel follows Sofia as she is kidnapped from her vacation on the beach and taken as a slave in a vampire coven on an island. Sofia soon learns that the best way to stay safe, or as safe as you can be on an island full of vampires, is to stay in the good graces of Derek Novak, legend Prince of the Blood Shade coven. Sofia soon learns, however, that even Derek can’t protect her from the darkness that resides on the island. “The moment our eyes met, he looked away, almost as if he were embarrassed over something. It was actually…cute—a word I never thought I’d use to describe Derek Novak.” I liked Sofia’s character. She […]