BOOK PLAYLIST: Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols

wrTITLE: Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2)
AUTHOR: Jenifer Echols
PUBLICATION: Published January 13th 2015 by Simon Pulse
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance
PAGES: 336pages (paperback)
 
 

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Perfect Couple is #2 in the Superlatives series about seniors at a Florida high school who are selected for their class’s superlative categories in the yearbook, and how the labels change the way they view themselves and alter the course of their lives.
Can your heart be put to a popular vote?
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for capturing those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents’ bitter divorce has left her wondering what a loving relationship would look like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody the “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been on her case to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn’t lack in female admirers, but Harper can’t see herself with him. He seems confused about why they were matched together, too. They’re total opposites—the last people in the world who would ever be compatible, let alone the “perfect couple.” Yet ever since the class paired the two of them, they’ve found themselves drawn together–first by curiosity, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they’re very attracted to each other and both of them admit this, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating clearly. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But after they walk away, both of them feel so changed from making the effort that they can’t forget each other. What if that means this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?
 
 
 
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BOOK PLAYLIST:

 

Good Day – Nappy Roots
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Animal – Neon Trees
Madness – Muse
You Make It Real – James Morrisson
Girls Chase Boys – Ingrid Michaelson
Popular Song – Mika
Odds Are – Barenaked Ladies

 

 

AUTHOR:

 

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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.

 

 

 

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REVIEW: No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown a.k.a that awkward moment when you don’t like the love interest

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AUTHOR: Jaye Robin Brown
PUBLICATION: Published December 9th 2014 by HarperTeen
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance | Music
PAGES: 368pages (hardcover)
SOURCE: purchased
RATING: 

 

3 ★★★

 

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Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.
When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.
Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.

 

 

REVIEW:

 

Any book that mentions The Avett Brothers will be a pleasant read for me. Though its not the mind blowing read that I was expecting, No Other Place to Fall was still an enjoyable read.

I have a love hate relationship with Amber Plain and Small. I love how passionate she is when it comes to singing and how she fought for her dream but small things gets in the way when it comes to me completely adoring her as a main character. First is, she can be a harlot sometimes and stupid. She is so boy crazy that sometimes I think she forgets that she have a lot of brain cells..and she can actually USE IT.

I take it back. Those are not small things.

But, the real problem that I have with this book though, is the love interest. What a manipulative jerk and… and… and… okay I’m running out of insults but he is a douche. I don’t like anything about him and I still can’t comprehend why he’s considered as swoony by our main character. He did a very jerky move at the first part  and my dislike for him just intensified through out the book.

News flash: just because you know how to play a guitar, doesn’t mean girls will worship you. Practice how NOT TO BE A FRODO DOUCHEBAGGINS FIRST.

The plot is not really unheard of because honestly, I’ve read this concept before. Small town girl with incredible talent fights for her dream. Etc etc.. I love how the things ended and how it got there. I still don’t understand why I gave this book a 3 since its nothing special but now that I’m writing this review, I just has this realization. No Place to fall is very charming and dreamlike. Maybe its because of the authors writing.. or the setting of the book.. or the poor-girl-got-her-dream concept, but I did really enjoy this book. Though I’m not gaga over it, I still recommend this for readers looking for a mild and slow read.

Paula

ARC REVIEW: Can’t Always Get What You Want by Chelsey Krause a.k.a this is my jam

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TITLE: Can’t Always Get What You Want
AUTHOR: Chelsey Krause
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: January 13th 2015 by Loveswept
GENRE: A > Contemporary Romance
PAGES: 312pages (ebook)
SOURCE: arc via publisher (netgalley)
RATING:

 

3 ★★★1/2

 

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Fans of Ruthie Knox, Rachel Gibson, and Molly O’Keefe will love this deeply romantic and uplifting debut novel about losing everything you thought you wanted—and getting exactly what you need.
Sophie Richards has been looking forward to a much-needed girls’ night out: a Rolling Stones tribute-band concert, a few drinks, a distraction from her grueling nursing shifts in acute care. But when her best friend bails, Sophie gets stuck with a blind date.
Although Brett Nicholson may be the hottest carpenter alive, and Sophie may technically be single, she isn’t exactly on the market. Six years ago she found The One. He was everything Sophie dreamed a man could be—and then she lost him. In an instant, her whole life changed, and she forgot all about happily ever after.
But as she gets to know Brett, Sophie starts to wonder about the future for the first time. With a broken heart still clouding her mind, jumping into a new relationship feels impossible. When she’s in his arms, walking away feels even harder. Now Sophie faces an impossible choice: living in the past or choosing love in the here and now.

 

REVIEW:

 

Who feels like singing after reading the title of this book? If you belt out the song after reading the title, YOU ARE MY KIND OF PEOPLE. I admit that the title is the one that caught my attention and gave me the reason to read this one. I just cannot miss a book that has something to do with The Rolling Stones. I JUST CANNOT.

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But this book isn’t just about the band or the music. True, it was mentioned and the chapter titles are just epic because they’re titles of TRS’s songs.. but this book is much more than that. It deals with a pretty hard subject, in my opinion.

“Moving on doesn’t mean forgetting or denying. It means letting go. You stop asking what could have been, and how you could have changed things. You stop thinking about what went wrong, or what you could have done differently.  You have to forgive yourself for what happened. Admit it was out of your control”

Losing someone you love is hard, but this book just reminded me that moving on is much much harder. No matter how much you want it, no matter how you command your heart, IT’S JUST NOT EASY. It takes time, it needs the right people in your life and you need to JUST LET GO.

I love Sophie as a character. People who usually in this current situation (in real life and in books) are whiny and they tend to baby their hurty feelings. But not Sophie, she’s strong, she’s funny, she’s smart and she’s perfectly flawed. I love how the author keep her response to everything realistically. Brett is the kind of love interest that you wish that will jsu magically appear right in front of you. Though there is this scene where he said that he chose celibacy oer hot monkey sex (Sophie’s words, not mine)

What do you think ladies, do you buy it?

I want to.

Lastly, it’s wonderful that the author kept the drama into minimal. Some just tends to overboard you know? The amount of drama and funny moments are just right and I love that it’s a light read even though the concept is kind of heartbreaking. I only gave it a 3.5 because I have read a lot of books like tgis already and I guess even though I wasn’t bored at all, it just doesn’t give that BOOM effect when you finish it. It still a decent read especially coming from a debut author. I really am a fan and cannot wait for her upcoming works!

 

Paula

MEET THE Co-BLOGGERS!

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Hello, you guys!! December passed ny through me like a  snap of a finger. I apologiged if I have been less talkative this past month (or you guys actually like that??) Anyway, I did put my Blog and Twitter and GR account on a hiatus since something happened on my life-as-not-a-blogger and I hace to put that first, unfortunately. I haven’t been commenting back lately,and I’m posting less and less except if it’s a Blog tour. It really makes me sad.
I miss being active and all. Anyway, I can’t promise to be back like I was before right now. BUT I WILL, someday.
Luckily, I have found some angels that will help me run the blog. YES I HAVE FOUND CO-BLOGGERS! And they’re all wonderful and sweet. I hope you guys will read and support their reviews as well. They are very nice people. I know because I stalked them. (whoops okay I was not supposed to mention that) No but really, I’ve been talking to them since November last year and I think some of you knows them! Ahhhh I’m so excited!! So anyway, I’m gonna stop babbling and introduce you to them.

 

 

 

photo[1]First up is Frances!! This cutie pie is from my country too so I know that she is a sweetheart. She’s 15 (she’s our baby) AAAND  You can find more about her HERE.

 

 

 

 

Next up is Rhea!! She has her own blog right HERE. This lady is sugar and spice! Expect some sassy and funny reviews from her 😉 You can learn more about her HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And of course, Marga!! Marga is from Philippines too and we haven’t officially met yet but yeah she’s my friend. You guys must have read her reviews from Deadly Darling and from her own Blog right HERE so that’s why she’s familiar. She’s also a sweetheart!! Know more about her HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I trust and love these girlies and I KNOW, I JUST KNOW that you will too. Let’s give them a hug and expect their reviews, posts, selfies (???) to be posted.. next week (????)
And lastly, I hope you guys won’t forget me and be patient with me. I still visit your Blogs. And I’m thankful for those who still visit and leaves a comment. You people are incredible.
Three things are for certain: I will be active again SOON, I will never quit reviewing and book blogging and me and my my girls are gonna kick some ass! (but really we’re all adorable and tiny people)

ARC REVIEW: The Angel Killer (The Watcher Saga #2) by Lisa Voisin

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TITLE: The Angel Killer (The Watcher Saga #2)
AUTHOR: Lisa Voisin
PUBLICATION: Published January 5th 2015 by InkSpell Publishing
GENRE: NA > Paranormal
PAGES: 286pages (paperback)
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3 ★★★1/2

 
 
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Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.
When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.
After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.
 
 
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REVIEW:

 

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“All my memories of you have been written on my soul. They spent thousands of years trying to torture them out of me—but they couldn’t take them. I kept every detail.”

Things just got a lot more intense! The next installment in The Watchers Saga did not fail to deliver. This series is really worth reading. There was a lot of character development involved, the twist and turns really caught me off guard and the romance just got more intense. Mia and Michael are climbing up to my list of favorite romeo-and-juliet kind of couple.

First thing that I really liked in The Angel Killer is its pacing and the ability to make my heart race. The first book is about Mia and Michael remembering each other and introducing Michael-being-Angel to us. In this sequel, the two are finally together and they’re fighting side by side. There’s a lot of circumstances that I really did not see coming.

When it come to characters, Mia really grew up in here. In the first book, she just know that she loves Michael and that’s it. But now she understands all the danger that comes with it too. She became stronger, mature and I love how she loves Michael and how she fights for it. Michael is still a bit of mystery to me. But I guess that part makes him more swoony.

That ending made me say ‘WAIT NO DON’T END YET!!!’ But it made me excited for the next book. I want to read more Mia and Michael and I want to see more of the added character and even the antagonist himself. Overall, The Angel Killer is a great follow up to a successful series. Can’t wait for more!!

 

 

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A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

Lisa also leads a writing group for teens in North Vancouver, works as a technical writer, and teaches meditation. Her debut YA novel, The Watcher, won the Chanticleer award for best paranormal fiction.

A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.

 

 

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