Δευτέρα, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2019

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon **REVIEW**






Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.  




My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“He already knew the first time he saw Dimple’s picture that their story would become a sort of legend”

I truly enjoyed this book! I thought it was sweet and adorable and I don't know if it's because I rarely read YA contemporary anymore or it's because I appreciate the Indian culture and I love learning about other cultures, habits, customs, language etc. etc.

So I noticed this book didn't have many positive reviews and I don't understand why. I know one on its own and all that stuff, but just relax and enjoy a book and stop over-analyzing everything you read. They are teenagers, for them to "punch on his ribs" didn't mean that she sent him to the hospital. I don't know man, I enjoyed it and didn't care too much.

It was a story that made me smile, I was invested in their relationship, intrigued to see how it would develop since their first meeting wasn't the best, but that was what made the climb even harder I suppose. I liked Dimple's character (yeah, sue me for that!), I loved Rishi even more, I enjoyed the secondary characters and the plot was unique, either it's a possible real thing or just a FICTIONAL thing. Who cares? You're reading a FICTIONAL story. Read it or not, I don't care. I liked it and that's what matters.


Πέμπτη, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Ruthless King (Kings of Rittenhouse, #3) by Maya Hughes **ARC REVIEW**






A STANDALONE second chance, enemies to lovers romance. 


My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart...

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again. 

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her. 

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…







4 Ruthless Stars


“I never stopped loving you. Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you.”


Emmett and Avery used to be high school sweethearts and the lovey-dovey kind of until something happened and drove them apart with some bitter feelings hanging between them years later. Somehow they are forced to spend some time together and that won't be easy for anyone. Will they kill each other or clear the air between them?


The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book! Didn't matter if that author was new to me or that I hadn't read the previous books in the series. I read the prequel as a preparation for this one and Emmett and Avery were the cutest couple and reading the scene of their break up left me shell shocked! I was in denial and I couldn't wait to read this book to know exactly what happened and how their story would continue in the future.


The past and present were colliding into a new vision, and it scared the crap out of me.


The angst was real on this one and the constant misunderstandings. However I understood the hesitance and the wariness from the hero and the heroine and why things happened in the way that they happened. What I really enjoyed in this book was the friendships between the guys, between the girls, all together, I just couldn't stand them because they were funny and so adorable! I don't know, romance is fantastic and I loved their romance as well, but the friendship element is also important to me! Now I need to go back and read the previous books because I'm invested in these guys and their stories. One thing is certain. I'm so ready for the next couple in the series!!! :D

ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Σάββατο, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

House of Snakes by Jennifer L. Kelly **ARC Review**




 Persephone is dying and Vic will do everything in her power to save her mother from the poison that seeps through her immortal veins. Even if it means losing the person she hopes to become.

Desperate to save his wife, Hades sends his daughter to the Above World to reap the souls of the living. What he does not count on is that she will meet a boy who could possibly be the unraveling of the Olympians.

Callum Bishop is new to Olympia—just trying to make it through senior year—when he meets the enigmatic Victoriana Haden. Soon he finds himself learning of the world embedded within his own and the secrets that it holds which could rock the mortal world to its core. 


5 STARS

Victoriana is the daughter of Hades and Persephone and she's on a mission to save her mother from an unknown disease that has consumed her and even though she's immortal, she's slowly dying. Her mission initially is to reap the souls of the living, but then she meets Callum and everything's changing.

Callum has recently moved to Olympia and there he meets Vic. He finds himself in a very peculiar situation and his whole world is going to change after important revelations.


Each Taking changed her, took something of hers along with it.



I've finished reading House of Snakes 2 weeks ago and I needed some time to sort my thoughts on an order. I loved it so much that I wanted to put 5 stars right away, but I also wanted to be fair, so I decided to wait on it. But even 2 weeks later, I feel the same. I really enjoyed this story and I'm a sucker for greek mythology stories, so as soon as I heard about my favorite couple (Hades - Persephone) I was like...



Some called him Devil or Demon. Those in her english class would recognize him as Hades.
To Asher he was Boss.
To Vic he was simply Dad.


To be honest, I'm also a sucker on antiheroes and bad boys, so as soon asI met Asher, I fell immediately in love. Just my luck that Callum is the main hero of this book, but man, I could feel their chemistry with Vic and I just felt for them. #TeamAsher


Overall, this was my first book by Jennifer and I honestly admired her writing style, her talent with words, her riddles, the description of the places, the scents, it made the scenery so vivid that I thought I was truly there. I thought the concept was really smart and unique and the mix between mythology and modern life, was very well done. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series and generally I am intrigued to read more by the author. Definitely recommend this one, especially to fans of greek mythology.

Δευτέρα, 27 Αυγούστου 2018

Beautiful Inferno by Abby Gale **ARC Review**




Young.
Innocent.
Forbidden.
Those things should've stopped me from wanting her.
They didn't.







4.5 BEAUTIFUL STARS


I was the Dante in my own inferno and Maya was my sweetest hell.


How do you review a book that has a really vague blurb and you want it to be that way without you giving away too much? I mean I know how to express my feelings, but I really don’t intend to spoil and give things away. I'm just going to say that Maya and Zeke are struggling with their feelings for each other and because of the society's standards they are considered to be forbidden.


I went into this book completely blind, trusting solemnly my instincts and my desire to read a taboo dark romance. And I’m so happy I did that! I didn’t feel uncomfortable, I actually really enjoyed the taboo aspect of the book, no matter if people consider it twisted or forbidden or whatever. I was completely on board with these characters and I could feel their chemistry, their connection and I understood why they felt that way.


Our love was like a poison that couldn’t be stopped. It was moving in our veins, burning away all the common sense inside us. Our love was a poison that didn’t have an antidote.



So, I give points for the characters, I give points for the plot, for the situation and the development of it. What would make me give this book 4.5 instead of 5 stars is the way the last chapters seemed to be shorter and shorter and how fast everything escalated near the end giving me an almost abrupt ending. In my opinion always, things seemed to be rushed around the last 20% of the book. Other than that, it’s a perfectly executed story and a beautifully written book.

This is my first book by Abby and I was hesitant to delve into, because I didn’t know what I would meet, I didn’t want to be disappointed because even though she’s someone I respect, I would still rate and review in an honest way and that would make me sad. I always get stressed when friends ask me to read their books, for that reason, but I never favor them just because I know them, so I’m very pleased to say that this is in no way a biased review, but only 100% true from an avid reader with an open mind. If you like taboo, forbidden love stories, then go ahead and read this one.

Σάββατο, 25 Αυγούστου 2018

Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, #2) by Annie Woods **REVIEW**




Erica Lindell would give anything to turn back time. To get a second chance to make the right decisions. To undo the devastating mistake that ruined everything.

Left heartbroken after the loss of the love of her life, Sasha aka Prince Alexandre, Erica has to find a way to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and live with the consequences of her actions. But finding the strength to go on with her life is not all she has to contend with. Soon, Erica finds herself in the midst of the evil feuding behind the attack on Sasha and she has to fight to protect herself and all that is near and dear to her.

Amongst all of the confusion, pain and hurt, Tyler proposes a solution that may solve all of her problems. But will Erica go through with Tyler's crazy scheme?

The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is another enchanting, heart-wrenching story about the mistakes made in the name of love, full of drama, passion and surprising twists.
 





5 STARS

Forever Disguised is part 2 of the Angelheart series and the continuation of First Came Forever. The first book left us all with a a few twists, that play a big part in this one. After something happening to Sasha, Erica has to deal alone with the consequences and she’s trying to find the best solution to her problem. Not only she has to deal with her feelings and the absence of him in her life, but she has to carry this secret, especially when she finds out that others may be involved in the whole situation and there’s the need to protect and be protected. Tyler thinks of a solution that could help her and they go aboard with his plan. Only that plan brings them closer, until another big revelation that can change everything.

I really don’t know how to speak about this book without spoiling everything and I hate spoilers, so I tried to be as vague as possible. However, I truly fell in love with this book. It is an utterly sweet and lovely story, with funny, but also suspenseful parts. I couldn’t put it down and I just wanted to read it in one sitting. Plus it gave me a permanent smile on my face while reading this.


I mean I’m a #teamTyler girl, don’t blame me if I loved this book a little bit more. I didn’t like much his change of character near the end of the book and he pissed me off, because his behavior didn’t make sense, but I hope in the next book he’ll be less as an asshole? I think it was what annoyed me the most in this book, but I also understand why he turned out like that, so.. let's hope things will change on the next one. I really don't know what's going to happen, but fingers crossed!


"Being with you is home. It's where I belong. Promise me you'll never leave me."


I am very intrigued to see how this story is going to continue, because frankly this book surprised the hell out of me. I didn’t expect the turn of events in this one, I thought I had predicted everything on the previous one , but I didn’t either. That’s something I appreciate in good writing, when it’s not too predictable. Yes, some actions that took place were easy to predict, but other than that, it wasn’t. I remember finishing the book and I was like NOOOOOOOO!!


It’s a new release so now I have to wait months until the next part of the series and that made the ending even harder for me. I am so curious to see where Annie will take us with the next part of the story! Definitely recommend these books! I don’t know if it’s the final installation of the series, but BRING IT ON!


Πέμπτη, 19 Ιουλίου 2018

Forever Disguised by Annie Woods **Blog Tour**




Blog Tour: Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2)
Welcome to the Forever Disguised Blog Tour and Giveaway!
Forever Disguised, the much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy, is available NOW! Check out my thoughts on the sequel to First Came Forever and don’t miss the amazing blog tour giveaway!

The Book






Forever Disguised by Annie Woods
The Angelheart Saga Trilogy follows 18-year-old Erica Lindell as an unexpected meeting changes her life forever. It’s a romantic YA series about friendship, first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to. In this sequel, we get to meet Erica again after the shocking events in First Came Forever:
Erica would do anything to turn back time. To get a second chance to make the right decisions. To undo the devastating mistake that ruined everything.
Left heartbroken after the loss of the love of her life, Sasha aka Prince Alexandre, Erica has to find a way to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and live with the consequences of her actions. But finding the strength to go on with her life is not all she has to contend with. Soon, Erica finds herself in the midst of the evil feuding behind the attack on Sasha and she has to fight to protect herself and all that is near and dear to her.
Amongst all of the confusion, pain and hurt, Tyler proposes a solution that may solve all of her problems. But will Erica go through with Tyler’s crazy scheme?
The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is another enchanting, heart-wrenching story about the mistakes made in the name of love, full of drama, passion and surprising twists.
Get your own copy!

Giveaway


Make sure you click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter the blog tour giveaway with not less than three amazing prizes!
1. The first winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, or the equivalent amount of books from Book Depository
2. Second prize is a signed paperback copy of Forever Disguised PLUS a bookmark of your own liking from FictionalBoutique.
3. The third prize is an Angelheart Saga bookmark collection from FictionalBoutique.
You can get entries in several different ways! Good luck to you all. This will be international and entries will be accepted until 12 am PST on July 20th!


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Πέμπτη, 7 Ιουνίου 2018

Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2) by Annie Woods **Cover Reveal**




Cover Reveal: Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2)
The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is finally here and today is cover reveal day!
Title: Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2)
Author: Annie Woods
ISBN: 9781910903148
Genre: General fiction (Teenage)
Price: £9.99
Imprint: Pegasus Publishers
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Get your copy: The book can be pre-ordered now from the publisher (pegasuspublishers.com) and will be available to order from all major bookshops on June 28

What do you think of the cover? Do you like the look and feel of it? Do you think it matches the cover for the first book in the series, First Came Forever?

About The Angelheart Saga
The Angelheart Saga trilogy follows 18-year-old Erica Lindell as an unexpected meeting changes her life forever. It’s a romantic YA series about friendship, first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to.


Blurb for The Angelheart Saga, Book 1: First Came Forever:
First love. A promise of forever. A lie that changes everything.
Backpacking with her high school friends, Erica’s life takes a thrilling new turn. Meeting the fascinating Sasha Ailes, she can’t help but fall completely and irrevocably in love with him. When he feels the same way about her, Erica finds herself drawn into a fairy tale love story that will set her life on a new direction.
But Sasha has kept his true identity a secret. Finding out who he really is, Erica must overcome the betrayal and make the hardest choice of her life. Can she give up her own dreams to live in his world, or leave and lose him forever?
First Came Forever is an enchanting, heart-wrenching story about friendship and first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to. A deeply romantic read, full of characters who will stay with you for a long time.
[Read my review here (Comment: If you have reviewed First Came Forever it would be awesome if you’d like to share it!)]



Blurb for The Angelheart Saga, Book 2: Forever Disguised:
Erica would do anything to turn back time. To get a second chance to make the right decisions. To undo the devastating mistake that ruined everything.
Left heartbroken after the loss of the love of her life, Sasha aka Prince Alexandre, Erica has to find a way to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and live with the consequences of her actions. But finding the strength to go on with her life is not all she has to contend with. Soon, Erica finds herself in the midst of the evil feuding behind the attack on Sasha and she has to fight to protect herself and all that is near and dear to her.
Amongst all of the confusion, pain and hurt, Tyler proposes a solution that may solve all of her problems. But will Erica go through with Tyler's crazy scheme?
The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is another enchanting, heart-wrenching story about the mistakes made in the name of love, full of drama, passion and surprising twists.

Want to be a part of the blog tour?
Would you like to get an advance review copy of the book and be part of the upcoming blog tour running between 28 June - 19 July? Sign up here: http://www.anniewoodsbooks.com/release-form.html

About Annie Woods
Annie Woods is a Swedish author who writes romantic YA books in English. She grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, but has spent a lot of time in the USA and UK. Currently she is partly living in the US, dividing her time between Stockholm and New York. Reading has always been a big part of her life, and she’s especially addicted to YA and teen love stories.
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