Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Its Top Ten Tuesday again! I didn't participate in the mothers day freebie one because I could not come up with anything for that topic! But I'm back this week and the topic is a summer reads freebie! I'm also not coming up with anything creative for this topic cause my head just keeps going blank. So instead I'm just gonna list off the top books i'd like to read this summer/ that are on my TBR list!

(p.s. some of these books have been sitting on my shelves forever and I'm planning on finally getting to them this summer. Fingers crossed!)

1.  Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

2. The Beast Is an Animal The Beast Is an Animal by

Monday, May 15, 2017

review: A Cinderella Deal

The Cinderella Deal

The Cinderella Deal
Jennifer Cruise 
240 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Bantam Books

Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs a makeshift fiancée to secure his dream job, and Daisy needs a short-term gig to support her painting career. And so the Cinderella Deal is born: Daisy will transform herself into Linc’s prim-and-proper fiancée, and at the stroke of midnight they will part ways, no glass slippers attached. But something funny happens on their way to make-believe bliss, as a fake engagement unexpectedly spirals into an actual wedding. Now, with Linc and Daisy married and under one roof, what started as a game begins to feel real—and the people who seem so wrong for each other realize they may truly be just right.

Plot: I found the plot of the story entertaining! It wasn't original and I obviously knew what was gonna happen at the end of the book. still, I enjoyed it!

Characters: Most of the characters were decent. They were written realistically enough that I found myself being reminded of people who Ive met or worked with. this made the story feel more relatable. and I also appreciated that the characters grew and became better people through out the story. and I'm glad Chickie left her creep husband and became an independent woman! She deserved better!

Setting: written decently enough. i had to problem picturing the small town of Prescott. nothing spectacular but not bad.

At its best: Funny. I definitely "Lol" during some parts. And i liked the pace of the romance. it didn't feel rushed or unrealistic. or at least not unrealistic for the what the situation was... Also, i loved that the book wasn't long! it was a short read and that was refreshing!

At its worst: nothing for me to complain about really. (shocking...)

Read again: maybe one day sure!

Final thoughts: a light fun read! If you're looking for something quick, funny, and entertaining then id definitely give it a go!

Rating: 6/10

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Yay! Time for Top Ten Tuesday! I missed out last Tuesday but I'm back this week! This feature is hosted over at The broke and the bookish and this week the topic is top ten things you wish to see more of in books!

  1. Stand alone books. Lately Ive been really enjoying books with no sequels, prequels, etc.
  2. Male protagonist. Well done male protagonist.
  3. siblings. books about siblings or just with some siblings in it.
  4. Parents. why are they never all over the place like mine are???
  5. Villains POV. That would be so interesting!
  6. Strong Friendships. No romance for once, just a beautiful, pure friendship!
  7. Diversity.
  8. Books about Marie Antoinette. I love her and want more books about her.
  9. Realistic romances. Something that I could see actually happening in my life.

What are some things you'd like to see more of in literature? leave me your lists!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted  Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves
Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests,
Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

First off, the cover is the first thing that caught my attention. Its so pretty! And then when I read what it was about and saw that it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, I was sold! And it didn't  disappoint! I loved it! It was so enchanting and captivating! I read it in 2 days and I haven't read a book that fast in years!

I loved everything about this book! The characters were great! I loved Yeva and her strong willed personality. She was a strong female character that didn't feel to stereotypical or overly done! The way the original story was changed in the book was well done and it didn't feel as predictable as I expected it to be. I had read that some readers thought the book was slow paced and that it lacked action. However I enjoyed the pace of the book and thought the story flowed smoothly with out the need of action or nerve wrecking suspense. Honestly, it was perfect!

Now... lets talk about the Beast. I'm gonna start of by saying right away that I'm trash for the Beast. Always have been, always will be! There was no exception here! I loved him. I cried for him! I lived for the moments where we got to see glimpses of who his personality. I just ... I just loved him!

Overall, this book was amazing and I absolutely loved, loved, loved it! I cried multiple times through out this book and that's usually a good sign for me! Its officially on my favorites list! I cant wait to see what else Meagan Spooner comes out with and I hope its along the lines of this! If you haven't read it and love Beauty and the Beast, definitely do so!

Rating: 10\10


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

This feature is hosted over at The broke and the bookish and this week the topic is the opposite of last weeks! Things that make you NOT want to read a book! Those things that make you say "nope" and put the book back on the shelf  (no matter how pretty the cover is...)

1. Love triangles. 
I've had about enough of love triangles. I'm done with them.

2. Whiny characters.
And sadly this one you usually don't find out about until you're already 2 or 3 chapters in!

3. Books where character obsesses over boy who dumped them.

4. Bad boys. 
Sometimes okay. Other times annoying.

5. Sports.
I suck at them and don't really get them and don't really wanna read about them... sorry.

6. Love at first sight.
It's not love, it's lust! 

7. Naked people on the cover.
I like to take my books wherever I go and don't want people coming up to me to ask me if what I'm reading has sex in it. (When obviously it does...)

8. Contemporary YA.
I just don't really relate to it anymore. Some of it's still good but most plots are to high school for me.

9. Boring characters. 
I can't stand boring characters with no sense of humor or no friends. 

10. Characters being hung up on their love interest.
I hate reading about these characters that basically dump their friends for their new fling. Shitty!

Some of these might/ probably are similar but I was just trying to get to 10! What are some of your book turn offs?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Review : Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

I wanted to do a fun book for my first review back and what better book that a Harry Potter book. I finally got around to reading the Harry Potter series while I was away and I fell in love! I can't believe it took me so long to read such an incredible series! Since finishing the series years ago, I had missing the wizarding world and when I heard that a new book was being released I got excited and skeptical. Especially when I saw that it was gonna be in play format and that two other writers had teamed up with J.k. Rowling. But I decided to not let that influence my thoughts going in to read the book. And honestly, it was a really good read! It was fun and quick and I loved seeing what all my favorite characters were up to now that they'd grown up! And surprisingly, it was a lot darker than I had expected! I was a little depressed with to see a certain relationship be so tense and troubled. But that honestly was what kept me hooked! I wanted to see how it was all gonna turn out at the end!

This book isn't like the other Harry Potter books. Being in play format, its not as detailed and a lot quicker to read than the other books. But if you already read the other books than you don't really need that for this story. This is basically just that! A story. And it was honestly very good and well done! If you're like I was and are skeptical, don't be! I genuinely enjoyed reading it! Going back to that world was strange yet perfect and I thank Rowling, Tiffany, and Thorne for taking me back again!

Rating: 7/10