Thursday, June 30, 2016

Luminosity (Escaping Demons Saga) by Stacy McWilliams

Synopsis

Jasmine Johnstone's life was relatively normal until she was forced to live with the Stevenson family. As she stayed she found she had no choice but to battle mythical creatures. Strengths she never knew she possessed began to surface, surprising those around her. Her only chance of surviving the rising tide of evil was Nathan Stevenson. Could she really trust him as he fought against his love for her? With the world against them and time running out, would their love be enough to defeat demons?




My Thoughts
★★★ Stars
I received this book in return for an honest review.
I wanted to rate this book more than 3 stars. I really did. But there is just something about it. It just kept me so angry that I truly and honestly couldn't enjoy this book.
I can not for the life of me understand why she would put up with abuse from these people. Why wouldn't she fight back? She says so many times that she is going to fight back, and literally right after she says that, she ends up with a fist in her face.
.....It also left me with a lot more questions than answers. For example, why the social worker didn't see what was going on (unless she must have been one of the demons) or ...and I know this question is going to be really stupid, but... how is she getting money to buy things when she doesn't have a after school job and the family hates her.
And then there is her power of throwing a guy off her to the point he flies through the air.... wheeeeeere did that come from? O.o

I wanted to enjoy the book so much, and it kept me sucked in where I didn't want to put it down, but for the sake of my health and not flying off the handle and breaking my kindle, I had to put it down quite a lot. And even when I finished it, i had to sleep a while before I could even put my thoughts together.......yet they are still scattered. lol

I like the MC, I do. I want to see her grow. I want to see her fight back. I want so much for her, I really really really hope she doesn't keep letting bad things happen to her, I hope she kicks her demon guy to the curb and drowns him in Holy Water. 
I doubt that will happen though. Poor girl is on a one way trip to hell to satisfy a scummy demon. :(

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Delivered by Angels (Entertaining Angels, #3) by Emerald Barnes

Synopsis

Determined to escape her abusive father and drunken mother, Lexi Johnson turns to the blade to numb her pain, but it isn’t enough to end her misery. She’s convinced that not even God could save her now.
Roxy Taylor is the new girl in town, and Lexi doesn’t trust her, especially when she teams up with DJ Tucker to try and break down the barriers that Lexi has put in place.
Little does Lexi know, there are greater forces battling for her life, and as Lexi begins to open up to both Roxy and DJ, she’ll see that she isn’t alone in this world.
In the heart-pounding sequel to Entertaining Angels, everyone’s favorite angel, Zach Taylor, is back, and he’s there to make sure that Madison and Chase Sanders are on the path that God has chosen for them, a path that could deliver Lexi from the demons who want her soul.


My Thoughts
★★★★★ Stars
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Emerald Barnes has done it again! How she isn't THE number one best author everywhere, I have no idea. We need to make that happen. Lol
Anywho, this book was so so so so amazing... Well, amazing doesn't cover this book and right now I honestly can't think of a word to cover it other than astounding in all the best ways.
This book made me cry so much but also gave me such hope. I remember being this girl when I was a teenager. Yeah, our lives were different, but our cutting battles were the same.
I loved that she kept Mads and Chase in the loop and kept us updated on them, but I'm also in love with these new characters.

I liked Roxy, but sadly, I didn't LOVE her. I mean, I know it's new being "human" but... it's kinda like ... I'm not even sure how to explain her... hard? Hard, I suppose. like she knew she needed to do this, but she didn't really know and it just made her so mad. I don't know. maybe I'm just use to Zach, he took being human much better than Lexi. Lol

Once again in the battle to save ones soul, I was in awe over this story. How a story can be so different, even though you know the outcome, it still just melts your heart and keeps you on your toes, gasping in awe and fear when something happens.
I'm so thankful for these books because even though I had this problem as a teen, doesn't mean my demons have gone away. They are still here and they still talk, but this book shows me that no matter what, God is still here and He still loves me and He wants me to keep fighting and I'm not fighting alone.

I really would recommend this series to everyone.

Ghostgirl (Ghostgirl #1) by Tonya Hurley

Synopsis

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.


Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.


My Thoughts
★★ Disappointing Stars
*cricket noises*
What the what?!
My heart is shattering right now. Seriously. Don't be taken in by this lovely, amazing, and wonderful cover! It's all a ruse! Ugh I could cry, this book was such a let down! I mean wow.... I wanted to love this book, I really did... and I tried so hard to love it, but I just couldn't!
All Charlotte wanted was to be miss popular, get the guy, and have the world revolve around her. Long story short, she wanted to be Petula. But yet Petula is such this horrible character that everyone hates, how is she no different than Charlotte? She wants everything Petula has, even though it doesn't come flat out saying that, it's pretty much common sense there.

Speaking of Petula... Doesn't she remind you of someone..... here's a hint:

Along with her two minions and boy wonder! Is there really anything else to say here? I think not.

.....I think most of these characters were based around Mean Girls, I kid you not. It's just to much of a "coincidence"

I liked Scarlet though, she seemed pretty cool, but yet I didn't like her. So I guess you HAVE to be goth to like all black and rock stuff, huh? You can't just like that stuff and not have a label. Yeah, okay, whatever. And I guess because she is a "goth" she has to instantly accept ghosts without so much as a freak out?....Riiiiiiight. Okay. Yeah, no. Then there is the whole "You can use my body." .......Who does that?!

I just don't get this book. Other than Scarlet, no one really "stood up" against the bullies. They all just rolled over and took it. This book was flat. There was no building at all, not even in the characters in my opinion because you don't suddenly go from "me. me. me. I want. I want. I want." to looking in a mirror and suddenly go to "She should have this. This is hers."

I'm actually shocked ghostgirl was so long, considering it gave us such little to no information about the settings. Maybe something here and there about what it looked like, but most of the time, it was really nothing..... and I honestly wonder if I am the only one wondering about where the parents are through this whole book. :/
So disappointing. :(

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Wonderland by J. Blackmore

Synopsis

In this Circlet Treasury of Erotic Alice in Wonderland stories, you’ll find ten unique tales of erotic imagination based on the classic journey created by Lewis Carroll. Join us for a wild erotic ride through rabbit holes and chess boards, mirrors, and royal courts, as well as secrets in your own backyards.
In the first five stories, we visit Wonderland as grown-ups, able at last to face imagination as our full sexual selves, and reveling in it. In the last five, we face madness, despair, destruction and death.

But, always, always, wonder wins.

The stories brought together by editor J. Blackmore, the twisted mind behind several volumes of erotic steampunk, sexy Jane Austen, and steamy Sherlock Holmes, include these ten twists on Alice and Wonderland:

"Lily White" by Morwenna Drake
"A World of Her Own" by Alex Picchetti
"Tarts and Tea" by Holly Abair
"A Wasp, a Wig and a Wanton Woman" by Gary Westfahl
"Wonders Wild and New" by Verity Penvenen
"If This Be Not Love, It Is Madness" by Theresa Sand
"A Perfect Creature" by Bernie Mojzes
"Waking" by ADR Forte
"Midway Rides" by Alex Picchetti
"The Boiling Sea" by Angela Caperton


My Thoughts
★ Stars
I received this book via NG in return for an honest review.
Short and simple because I'm not wasting any more of my time for this book. 
There isn't much to say about this book other than it has got to be the most oddest, off the wall read that I have ever read. And honestly it made me uncomfortable and grossed out to read because of all the borderline bestiality junk. Ew.

***AGES 18 AND UP***

Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak


Synopsis

What if you were on the cusp of marrying the guy of your dreams and reaching that career goal you set for yourself, only for all of it to be taken away in one fell swoop? What if this all happened a month before you turned 30? This is the story of Jill Stevens, who after moving back home, finds a list she made in high school of thirty things she wanted to accomplish before her thirtieth birthday. With a month left and hardly anything crossed off her list, she teams up with old friends to accomplish as much as she can before the big 3-0. Along the way, she discovers her true self and realizes it’s not about the material successes in life but the journey.



My Thoughts
★★★ Stars
I received this book via NG in return for an honest review.
First off, I'm in love with this book cover. It's beautiful.
Now about the book. It was okay. It was actually a cute read. I though the storyline was pretty interesting because let's face it, we all have lists we want to do before we die but most of us never do it. Which is pretty sad. 
I'm glad she found her lost and was able to do everything on it. I'm glad she had family and friends to support, a lot of us don't have that.

As for the writing itself, it flowed pretty nice but at some times it kinda fell off and didn't keep much of my attention, but plowing through that, it picked up again.

The one thing I couldn't stand was the NEED for alcohol at everything she did. Sorry, not sorry, she comes off sounding like a alcoholic. Honestly the more i think about it, the main character must be a bit boring for her to have to have so much to just "open up" to have fun.
I wish more people would realize you don't have to drink to have a good time.....

Anywho, I give this book 3 stars.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson

Synopsis

White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is The Unknown – a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few. White’s only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple existence, she’s given an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself. What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she’s known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?


My Thoughts
★★★★ Stars
I received this book in return for an honest review.

This book.
THIS BOOK.
THIS BOOK!!!!

I loved this book. :)

This was my first time every reading a book like this, so of course I can clearly state from my point of view.....WOW!...That was different and new. 

I really enjoyed this story, even though it took so long to read it. I just wanted to keep it going for as long as I possibly could, then of course, the inevitable....It got so freaking awesome I just couldn't put it down.
It's amazing you can love these characters then get so ticked off at them that you'd love to punch them in the face a couple of times.

I sad one had to die though. Who? I'm not telling but it was my favorite character.

But that tends to happen a lot.
I couldn't help having a love/hate feeling for White though. I know she wanted to be strong and stand on her two feet, but sheesh. At most points I just want to scream at her to shut the crap up and listen before she gets killed or heart broken. 
I really did like this book though and I would recommend it for those who are looking for something different.

The only thing I wish we could know more of though is.....What became of Salt and Pepper?
And the ending just left me kinda feeling weird.... and heart broken. I mean, it's a happy thing that happened but I couldn't help thinking "wait, that's it? That's not fair! I want more!" because honestly, I was hoping one or the other found a way to either "Get bigger" or the other smaller. I know that's crazy but you have to admit the ending raises questions of how they can have a normal relationship.
Ah the story feels complete yet not complete. I have never feel like this while reading a book! So I don't know how to handle this!  Lol

All I know is this book is awesome..... and I mean to the fact that I broke my own book code. I normally have two copies of books, one is autographed and the other is plain and free to write/highlight in...... this one was my only copy and it was autographed.... aaaaaaand I ended up highlighting in it. Because the quote was just to much to pass up! 

I really do recommend this book.