Friday, July 24, 2015

Review of "The Consequence of Loving Colton"

The Consequence Of Loving Colton
By Rachel Van Dyken 

Stars: 5
Source: Netgalley 
Release Date: April 21st 2015 

Milo has been in love with her older brothers best friend, Colton for as long as she can remember. But this weekend isn't about her and her slightly obsessive crush, it's about her big brother getting hitched. 

So she decides to push her feelings aside and try to avoid Colton at all cost. 

Milo's plan seem to be working... That is until Colton kisses her... And then apologizes... 

So Milo does what any girl would do, she makes up a fake boyfriend and enlists the help of her (not so) gay best friend to help her out of the corner she's just painted herself into. 

This laugh out loud rom-com will leave you rolling on the floor in stitches with tears streaming down your face! And that's just in the first chapter! 


I adored this book! 

The first couple of pages had my laughing so hard I seriously thought I was going to pee my pants. And it just kept getting more hilarious as the story continued. 

Milo is a walking accident, always breaking things, or faces. Colton has the dry sense of humor I LOVE. And Max... Max, Max, Max. 

Remember the gay best friend in My Best Friends Wedding? That's who I kept picturing as Max. His wicked sense of humor absolutely made this book. 

Every time I think it couldn't get any better it did. 

You have Milo's Grandmother who I'm pretty sure is Betty White's crazy twin, the biggest Bridezilla of the east and so, so many drunken brawls!

I loved all the little flashbacks to Milo's childhood and how she referred to Colton as her 'Dragon slaying Prince'. 

Their romance was very cliche and the ending wasn't all that believable or realistic but if you're just looking for a cute summer read to brighten up your day then this book is for you! 

I can't wait to read more of Rachel's work, I have the companion novel to this book and I'll be reading it/reviewing it soon! 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 

My review is my honest opinion.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mini Review of "All The Bright Places"

All The Bright Places 
By Jennifer Niven 

Stars: 3
Source: Purchased 

Finch and Violet meet atop a bell tower, both contemplating life and death, both feeling alone in the world. 

Violet is still reeling from her sister's death and the only thing that keeps her going is counting down the days until graduation. 

Finch thinks about death everyday, whether or not today would be a good day to die or if maybe tomorrow would be better. 

The possibility of death brings them together, but will their relationship give them enough strength to continue living? 


I love over hyped books. I love hearing about them, seeing their fan base grow and learning the different reasons why each person finds themselves obsessed with a certain book. 

This book was VERY hyped. I started hearing about it months before it's release date and after it was released the hype was magnified ten times. 

For some reason I put off picking it up for weeks and even after I bought it I put it at the bottom of my TBR. 

It just sounded too good. Too many people loved this book and I didn't want to read it and be disappointed... 

Sadly when I did pick up this book that's all I was: disappointed. 

It felt very bland and boring. I didn't connect with the characters and honestly if it hadn't of had SO MUCH hype I would've put it down half way through. But I kept telling myself it would get better. It had to get better. 

So I forced myself to finish it and let me tell you... No. Just no. 

I'm a big crier when it comes to books. I recently finished "Go Set A Watchman" and I bawled like a baby. 

This book had such a sad story, sad characters and sad situations and yet I didn't feel anything for them. 

It took me a week to finish it because every time I picked it up I found myself needing a nap... 

That being said...

If this book sounds like something you'd like PLEASE don't take my word for it. So many people have adored this book and I honestly feel like the odd man out. 

I keep thinking I need to try to reread it and see if maybe I just wasn't in the mood or if I missed something...

So if you have read this let me know in the comments why you did or didn't like it! 

Until next time, 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ZOMBIES Edition

 Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

So I am IN LOVE with this series, I've read the first two and for some reason just haven't gotten around to reading the third yet... But I'm kind of glad I waited because this BEAUTIFUL book comes out September 29th 2015 and if I can wait just a little bit longer to read Queen of Zombie Hearts then I can marathon these two. 

I'm not putting up a synopsis because I don't want to spoil myself but if you haven't picked up this series yet what are you waiting for? 

It's an amazing series with kick ass characters, spooky, original 'zombies' and those covers... All of the covers are too die for! 

Let me know in the comments what you're waiting for this Wednesday! 

Until next time,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mini Review of "An Ember In The Ashes"

An Ember In The Ashes 
By Sabaa Tahir 

Stars: 5 
Source: Purchased 

When Laia's brother is arrested for treason she has to make a split second decision, stay and fight or run. 

Laia runs to save herself but almost instantly regrets her choice. 

While looking for a way to free her imprisoned brother she finds herself in the middle of the Resistance. The only way they'll help her and her brother is if she spy's on the Empire from inside their military school and gather useful information. 

Elias is a solider within the academy, the most promising and secretly, the most unwilling. 

Elias is all set to abandon his ranks and flee the Empires tyranny when he too is forced to make a life changing choice. 

When Elias and Laia's path cross they realize they both have more in common than they could have ever imagined and that perhaps, they may be able to help each other escape their chains and finally become free.


I've read/watched so many reviews for this book and they all seem to have one thing in common. 

They usually start off with "I could. Not. Put this book down!" 

Well this review isn't any different. 

I opened up this book and instantly found myself in ancient Rome (or as close to it as possible). 

Laia's character (and her chapters) were slightly slow and off putting at first. She was like a newborn, unsure what to do, where to go, how to act. But as the book went on she developed this... fierceness that had me mentally cheering for her and praying that she would make it out alive. 

Elias' chapters (and character) were a little harder. He had this wall up that for his own protection he couldn't allow anyone past, even his closest friends. Hell, even as a reader, seeing his internal struggle and how much he hated being forced to act a certain way I still found myself doubting his true character. 

Even thoough this book is 400+ pages I found myself flying through it and staying up well into the early morning hours to finish. 

I'm so glad I read this book after the sequel was announced because otherwise I would have been inconsolable. 

Sabaa did an amazing job of not only telling an enchanting, thrilling, terrifying story but setting it in a world just close enough to our own that we could see it happening to us. 

I cannot wait until the next installment in this series and I hope everyone will go pick themselves up a copy! 

Until next time, 

Monday, July 20, 2015

A Quick Note From Me + A Mini Review of "The Revenge Playbook"

The past couple of weeks I haven't felt like doing anything blog related, I feel like I've fallen so behind on my archives, reviews and cross posting that it's going to be near impossible to catch up. 

I haven't stopped reading though so I guess there is a bright side. 

My next couple weeks of reviews are going to be short mini reviews since I'm trying to get back in the habit of writing and posting them so please bare with me while I try my hardest to catch up. 

First up is...

The Revenge Playbook
By Rachael Allen 

Stars: 4 
Source: Edelweiss
Release Date: June 16th 2015 

When four different girls rally together to take down the kings of their high-school, aka the football team, you get a hilarious, fun filled book with just the right amount of humor and heart. 

Amazon - Barnes and Noble  - Book Depository


I was hesitant to read this book because I'm a HUGE football fan and I wasn't sure if I could relate to (or even like) a bunch of girls hell bent on tackling (pun intended) the high-schools football players. 

Let me just tell you, not only did I fall in love with these amazing characters but I found myself cheering them on! 

This book, while fun and light, also has a darker underside to it. 

Most of the girls who are apart of the 'Revenge Playbook' are doing so because of a list emailed to the new football players. A list detailing why said football players should dumb their current girlfriends. Be it because of weight, acne or overall appearance and reputation. 

But one girl is doing it for so much more than a hurtful list. 

I love how it shed some light on the fact that these players are idolized not only by their peers but by the faculty, the principal, etc. They are untouchable and can get away with just about anything and I LOVE how these girls got fed up and decided to take matters into their own hands. 

All in all, 4 stars and a very enjoyable read. 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 

My review is my honest opinion.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday - Alive

 Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

“I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.”
A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers.
She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another.
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.

Release date is July 14th 2015


I've heard alot about this book, especially on BookTube so I'm really excited to pick this one up! 

Until next time, 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Hyped Books I Haven't Read, Yet!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish where each week there is a new topic for a top ten list. 

This week is "Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read" 

This was actually pretty hard to come up with, apparently I really buy into the 'hype' because I've read most of them. Lol. But here are ten books that I just haven't read, yet! I own some of these and the ones I already have I'm planning on reading this summer! 

Lemme know in the comments if you have read any of these and which ones were your favorite! 

Until next time, 

Monday, July 6, 2015

ARC Review of "Kissing In America"

Kissing In America 
By Margo Rabb 

Stars: 4
Source: Edelweiss 
Release Date: May 26th 2015 

When Eva meets Will it's like one of her favorite romance novels come to life. In a split second she goes from single to soul mate. So when Will suddenly up and moves hundreds of miles away she's understandably heartbroken. 

With the help of her best friend Annie, Eva tries to find a way to travel from New York to California to see Will all without worrying her extremely overprotective mother or even divulging the fact that she has a boyfriend. 

Flying is out of the question because of how her father died two years ago so Eva and Annie set off on a cross country road trip.
In this coming of age novel Rabb teaches us how to grieve, how to love and how to find ourselves. 


I have very mixed feelings about this book. I felt like it was almost three really amazing books cut up and made into one. 

It started off feeling like a really cute, romantic, contemporary read. 

Then it got deeper and more emotional and showed us the horrible feelings of loss and pain. 

Then it turned into a road trip book (which granted is what I was expecting going into it) and suddenly there were weird bus people and STD obsessed aunts. 

All three on their own would be books I would enjoy and read but together made this weird mash up that left you tilting your head and wondering what was going on. 

Staying with the theme of mixed feelings... Eva. I couldn't help but laugh every time she daydreamed herself into the latest romance novel she was reading, it seriously made me laugh out loud. 

I actually didn't mind the 'insta love' she had with Will until he ended up leaving and she went all coo coo banana's. Really girl? Pull yourself together! 

But on the other... other hand she seemed so strong dealing with her fathers death, especially when her own mother didn't want to talk about it or acknowledge the fact that it ever happened. 

She was an okay character but was somewhat inconsistent and at times contradictory. 

I really enjoyed Annie as a character and I wish she had more of a part in the story. 

Will... Well lets just say I wasn't a fan of Will. 

All in all I did give it 4 stars because it was a really quick read and I would recommend it as a nice beachy/summer read. 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 

My review is my honest opinion.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Stacking The Shelves (37)

"We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in the physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! 

If you're anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles."

So I have two books to share with you guys. I was sent these last week and they both look really good! I'm pretty sure they have both already been released but I'm adding them to my TBR for the month and I'll let you know what I think. :) 

Until next time,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Review of "Since You've Been Gone"

Since You've Been Gone 
By Morgan Matson 

Source: Purchased 

Emily has been looking forward to this summer for weeks, her and her best friend Sloane planned everything, from what summer jobs they were going to get to which parties they were going to attend.
So when Sloane up and disappears leaving nothing but a list of things Emily's suppose to do Emily doesn't know what to think. 

Some things seem pretty easy and straight forward while others are cryptic and downright insane. Skinny dipping? No thank you. 

But Emily feels like if she completes the list before summer ends then it will somehow give her a clue as to what's happened to Sloane. 

Even though it's not the summer she envisioned, with the help of some new friends and some new experiences, it becomes even more epic than she could have ever imagined. 


In a well ordered universe... I would've read this book a year ago when I bought it! 

Don't ask me why I kept putting off reading it for so long because I don't know! Apparently I'm crazy! 

First off Emily. I related to her from page one, she's the girl in the background, the one who never know's what to say and relies on her friend (Sloane) to fill in the awkward silences that inevitable ensue in social situations. So when Sloane is suddenly gone Emily has no idea how she's going to talk to people let alone check off random tasks on a list. 

But with the help of her three new friends Frank, Dawn and Collins, Emily starts checking off things on her list and (hopefully) finds herself one step closer to finding out what happened to Sloane. 

Frank, oh Frank, Frank, Frank. How I freaking loved Frank Porter. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil the experience of reading about him for the first time but I will say this. He is mine. Stay away from him. And thank you. 

Dawn was an awesome secondary character and I felt like she really added a ton to the story and growth of Emily. 

Collins. Collins made me laugh me ass off. Every single time I saw his name on the page I knew I was in for a treat. I can count two or three times when I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face! 

I would literally (figuratively.. maybe) KILL for a spin off book with Collins as the main character! 

To sum it all up I adored this book, I loved how Emily grew as a person and gained self confidence after relying on someone else for such a long time. I loved how she found new friends but didn't allow them to replace the friend she had lost. I loved the family dynamics, especially her little brother and her eccentric parents. In short I loved everything about this book and I want everyone I know to read it so we can gush together! 

Until next time, 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday

 Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

This is the sequel The Kiss of Deception which I haven't read yet but it's on my TBR for July and since I'm planning on reading the first one I figured I'd choose HOB for my selection this week and hopefully I can marathon these two.

I'm not posting the synopsis because I don't want to spoil myself (or anyone else) but it's release date is July 7th so go check it out! 

Until next time,