Hi all! Its already the 2nd of January 2015, we are already 2 days into the new year. I wish all of you a very happy New year, filled with happiness, joy and love. 2014 was an absolutely an amazing year. For me it was the year of contemporaries. I branched myself into that genre and found myself absolutely loving it. My reading during 2014 was super burb I read over seventy books! for me that is a big accomplishment. During the year of 2014 I finally read a colleen hover book (three actually), finished a number of series, read a classic and so much more. I am sad to say that this will be my last entry on this blog. Its my last because lately I have just been up to so many new things, creating new projects, preparing myself for my last year of school and getting everything together so hopefully at the end of the year I can apply to university's and with this new year, school, work I feel as though I wont have time for this blog, I don't want to keep this blog up and post bad quality reviews and posts, I don't think its fair to you guys, I want to leave on a good note. Although I have only had this blog for a short period of time I loved every second of it. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, read my reviews and discussions, to all the authors that I have been working with thank you. Perhaps in the future I might resurface this blog, what ever happens will happen. The New year is full of possibilities and opportunities you just have to go for it. Thank you once again for following my blog.
Shifter’s Heart – Heart Song Trilogy Book 2 Blurb
As the flames of Varkadon spread, war rips through the Shifter Territory…
With the Aldonnian kingdom celebrating the news of her brother’s soul bonding, Laelynn seizes every opportunity to drive herself to the brink of exhaustion. If her body is worn, then her brain would be too tired to dream. Laelynn knew the men who’d captured her were gone from this world, but that didn’t stop the haunting images from plaguing her mind. Not even the pesky thorn-in-her-side Shifter Prince could keep the dreams at bay. Though Dustan’s commentary through their mental bond had kept a lingering smile on her lips, despite the battles that rage within her.
Yet when Dustan distances himself Laelynn questions the connection between them. Those fears rise when her own talents begin to morph and growth into the unexpected. Torn between love and faith, Laelynn strives to find the purpose behind the evolving gifts. What she discovers is far more than she ever imagined.
As tragedy befalls the Shifter Territory and brother battles against brother, Laelynn knows what must be done. Face her demons and triumph, or she’ll never claim the song of her heart.
Title: ICY PRETTY LOVE
Genre: NA Romance
Author: L.A. Rose
Release Date: November 15th, 2014
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Glass-doll beauty. A shy, proper smile. Georgette Montgomery is the perfect billionaire’s fiancé.
Or she would be, if she existed.
A dark past. A smile that hides everything. At nineteen, Rae Grove escapes her disaster life by pretending to be other people—specifically, whoever the man paying her that night wants her to be.
Until she’s offered enough money for a one-way ticket to a better life. All she has to do is fly to Paris and pretend to be the fiancé of young business tycoon Cohen Ashworth for one month. Within an hour of meeting Cohen, Rae knows three things about him:
1. He hates everyone and everything.
2. He has abundant wit and a knife-sharp tongue.
3. He uses 2 to make everyone aware of 1.
Before long, Rae’s determined to crack open his unbreakable shell. Cohen’s determined to stay unbroken.
But no one escapes unscathed when two opposite worlds collide.
Mocking Jay Part 1
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release Date: November 21st 2014
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hucherson, Liam Hemsworth
Running time: 2hrs 5 mins
Synopsis: When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.
The In Between by Olivia Pierce
Published by: Full Fathom Five Digital on November 26th 2014
Genre: Young adult, Romance
Tara Jenkins and Justin Westcroft used to be childhood BFFs. Now in high school, Justin’s a popular, all-star athlete, and Tara spends her days admiring him from afar. But when Tara saves Justin from nearly drowning in a freak accident, he’s unable to get her out of his mind. In no time at all, Tara and Justin fall deeply in love. And even though it’s only high school, they seem destined for a Happily Ever After.
Until tragedy strikes—and this time, Justin’s not so lucky. Tara passes through her days as a shell of her former self: Justin’s dead, but she can still feel his presence, and she can’t seem to let him go.
But there’s a reason for that, and it’s not just grief: Justin is In Between, and he’s still holding on.
They say that when someone saves you, you’re tied to them for life. But what about in the afterlife?
So if you have been following my blog for a while now you know that the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead is one of my favourite, if not favourite book series of all time. I just very recently finished read Silver shadows which was the fifth and second last book in the series. My gosh was that book good!! Right after I finished the book I browsed the internet and goodreads (as you do) to see what was happening with last book. The book cover, release date and synopsis has been released. Mark your calenders guys for February 10th 2015. The wait is not that long! The title of the book is called The Ruby Circle, I wonder what that means? I am so pumped and excited, its definitely my most anticipated book of next year. Anyways below is the synopsis of the last installment:
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire"
Okay I'll give you guys a minute to just ,mentally digest that blurb. I have seriously read the synopsis a million times trying to uncover what it all means it is driving me crazy. I know there is only one book left but there still so much to reveal, so I'm hoping this book is like 900 pages long! I'm expecting an epic battle in the end, I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that all those from vampire academy and bloodlines will appear in this book, that would be fantastic! I have no doubt that the talented Richelle Mead will deliver just that. All that is left now is to wait. And before I forget what do we think of the cover?
So you know that contemporary binge I was on last month, I am still currently on it! So I thought why not continue with my small mini contemporary reviews. These reviews are a little more in depth than my other ones.
The Real Thing by Cassie Mae
Published by: Flirt on August 19th 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: In this electrifying novel from New Adult sensation Cassie Mae, two close friends surprise themselves by shifting from platonic love to sexual attraction.
Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.
When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.
Since Forever ago by Olivia Besse
Published: May 13th 2014 by Wunderland Press
Synopsis: Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup, Riley Benson is a mess. But with her ingenious plan to become a ball-busting heartbreaker herself, she’s pretty sure she’ll survive. After all, what better way is there to get revenge than to move on?
Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?
Max Fletcher is in love with the girl who gave him chicken pox and his first broken leg. When his best friend seems to finally be out of the picture, he can’t help but want to keep Riley all to himself. And, after coaching her with the very best of the very worst love advice, it seems as if he might actually get what he's wanted after all those years. But just as the two come to the realization that they're actually kind of perfect for each other, along comes a secret that threatens to tear them apart
I was watching a video just the other day and it mentioned something in particular that really got me thinking. The video mentioned how through the past year or two the number of actual book stores have decreased and that we, as in us readers should really support our book stores, visit them and buy from them, I completely agree! Don't get me wrong, I love ordering my books from the book depository and other online websites but browsing the shelves of a book store and choosing a book that you've wanted to read for along time, taking it to the register, paying for it then taking it home with you, is a feeling no online website will ever give you. I don't think I'm alone in that. At the rate where going bookstores may not even be around when we have children, which is pretty sad to think about. I only have one book store that is somewhat close to where I live, other stores have either been closed down or are really far away.
A couple months back I read The One which is the last book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I know most of you are familiar with this series as it is a very well known contemporary. I absolutely loved it and I thought the end was very satisfying. The One was the last book in the trilogy, but so I thought, that is not the case, there is a book four in the writing and soon to be a book five! I just found out very recently when the title of the fourth book was released. The title of the fourth book is The Heir. Is it just me or is that title suggesting that America and Maxon had a child? My mind is going crazy, there are so many questions! I believe that sometime next year it will be released, but don't quote me on that.
This never happens! When does an author finish a series and everything ends perfectly then after a few months later decides "No...I want to add another two books to the series!". What are your guys thoughts on this? Do you think its a good idea or do you think the series should be left on the note at which it was originally planned? Personally I have mixed feelings but overall I am quite excited, I very much enjoyed the story, the characters and the concept of the world Kiera Cass created. So more books with all of that sounds pretty good to me and if I get to read about Prince Maxon again I am not complaining!
Below I linked a video that I watched about this topic, it's of Kiera Cass pretty much explaining about writing these two new books. I guess we shall wait and see. Feel free to comment below I am very interest to see what everyone else thinks.
The Fault in our stars
Release date: June 6th 2014
Running time: 126 min
Based on: The Fault in our star by John Green
Synopsis: Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.