Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
By: Jamie McGuire
Paperback, 433 pages
Published on April 2 2013 by Atria Books
I was hesitant to read this book. I'd read the first book, Beautiful Disaster, and loved it. Did I want to chance ruining that by reading the male's perspective? Eventually, I did. I'm very happy that I did.
I will usually check reviews on books, and one for this book jumped out at me. Someone gave it 1 star, starting it was the first book just recycled..... That fueled my fire to read it.
I do recommend reading the first book prior because there are some parts of Abby and Travis's story that get glossed over in this book.
I felt like the beginning was a bit shaky. Between both books I never understood the cardigan and pearls reference cause it only came up once. Abby trying to cover up her past... It didn't really come across that way to me. Travis of your typical bad boy with a good natured side. He is easily someone from my own past. He's lost, jumping from girl to girl, drinking and fighting. His temper really would have turned me off instantly but it's almost part of his charm.
Abby is strong willed, stubborn and has some anger of her own. As many times as these 2 break up and make up by the end it can drive you crazy, as the reader. I find myself saying, can you guys just get it together???? In both books!
I won't give it away, but this is really a great book. And so back to the recycled review.... Yes a lot of it is recycled, but coming from a different perspective. It just shows you that 2 people can go through three same exact situation and have different experiences. Personally, I do like getting the other POV. It adds depth to a story. In this case you really get to understand that Travis has walls built up and it helps to understand the first story a little better.
This was a 4 out of 5 star read for me. Keep them coming, Jamie! I love your work.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2)
By: K.A. Tucker
Ebook, 336 pages
Published on June 11 2013 by Atria Books
This book was easily 5 stars for me. For a few weeks, I'd been in a reading slump. I came across this, remembering how much I loved the first book in this series called Ten Tiny Breaths. I read it in 2 days because it was so engaging.
In this book we meet Livie who is on her way to start college at Princeton. Having lost her parents 7 years before, she's worked very hard to get into this school as she feels it will make her parents most proud and she will be living out her father's dreams for her.
When she gets there, though, its not at all what she thought. Getting drunk for the first time, and finding herself socializing more than planned, not getting the grades that have always come easily to her are just a few of her problems.
During her first week she meets Ashton. The bad boy who looks so good. They have instant chemistry, but she knows he's not for her and she really doesn't like him. She starts dating his best friend and roommate, Conner. However, Ashton is always in the back of her mind. And the front of her mind. Basically she's thinking about him constantly, but knows Conner is the better choice for her. He's his looking, a dedicated student.... That's where it ends.....
Ashton seems to have his own dark history that she can't figure out. He's handsome and funny and doesn't seem to take life seriously. Or does he?
She starts to question everything she's ever planned for her life. She's starting to wonder who she's living for? Her dreams or old dreams that she made as a kid before her parents died.
I highly suggest you read this book. There are so many emotions I experienced while reading this. As with her first book in this series, she has a way of pulling you in and being a fly on the wall of the story, or has you feeling like you are one of the characters.
5 out of 5 stars!
Welcome to my new blog. Since I read so much, I thought I'd start leaving more in depth reviews here, vs the small ones I leave on goodreads.com. My favorite genres are: fiction, new adult, romance, children and youth, now that my son and I read together a lot, and I also love mystery and thriller books.