Friday, December 20, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Paperback: 302 pages
Release Date: November 22nd 2013
Where to purchase Second Kiss
Finding Home is an easy and light read book. If you want to take a break from all the NA romance reads that has been invading the book world then this book is definitely right for you. Though with the drinking subject in Finding Home may have been considered as a NA, I felt that the book was all YA as I get.
Amy a 17 yr old HS student, has been moved to her Aunt by her Father because of her drinking habit. With the death of her Mom and with an almost absent Dad she find her self living with parties and booze with her new found friends. But a wake up call from her friend was all it needed for her to end all her acts. I liked how the story went from Amy being a lost girl and finding herself at the end. It was all realistic in a clear and to-the-point way. The romance between Amy and Nick was built perfectly and not an insta one. I would also want to know more about some characters example Paula, Coral and Lily & Kyle's story, they really brought spice to the whole story that I find myself liking them.
It was a book that will hooked you until the end. To sum it up Finding Home was a "I do not love it BUT I do not hate it way" kind of story for me. A mediocre one but still a very good and interesting book.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Another exceptional witty contemporary romance by Kelly Oram has been one of my top reads, the Avery Shaw Experiment!
In this review I would like to point out three(3) things.
FIRST:The concept. The prose of the story was easy to grasp. To proved that,I finished reading this book in just 3hrs! The premise of the book was for Avery to experience and record the 7 stages of Breakup which she had to present in their science fair. Once I started reading The Avery Shaw Experiment I couldn't put it down. The words just flew through me while I'm reading it and I feel every part of it as real as a highschool student life like with Avery. I liked how Kelly work on both main characters' POV. Readers get a glimpse of Avery and Grayson thoughts throughout the story which added as an added point for it to be more appealing and for the readers to understand each characters' actions.
SECOND: The character's. I saw that everyone of them was believable and three-dimensional. Avery was the shy, pretty-nerdy type of girl. You see she's been "in love" for Aiden, her almost twin--but they're really just friends--since she thought she was. While Aiden was as nerdy as Avery, he's been oblivous to Avery's feelings not until Avery revealed it which unfortunately--but not for me--didn't go well. And here my fellow readers is where we will meet Grayson *sigh* . Grayson was the total opposite of Avery and his brother Aiden, he's what we could call "The King" in their school. He's with the popular kids, has a reputation with girls--I know that's inevitable with those gorgeousness in place *another sigh*. But other than those physical qualities, Grayson was also a nice and funny guy,he doesn't put up with jerks or mean girls so his "popular" friends are all nice. He's also the partner of Avery throughout this experiment and who helped her to cope with the 7 stages. His sincere feelings for Avery made him a worthy book boyfriend. Of course there are the secondary characters whom I LOVED. Libby I cannot tell you how much I liked her to be my friend, she's Avery's friend in the story. A very straightforward person that made me laugh and had my eyes huge everytime she opens her mouth. There's also the Geek friends and the Popular ones, all of them are engaging that added spice to the story.
THIRD: I ❤ Kelly Oram. She does have the power to pull in the readers into her stories.She brought a funny tale to love, heartache and friendship. It does not only tackles all about boyfriend-girlfriend relationship but also how a different sides of group of friends could make a perfect relationship without the labels. I assure you that from the start until you finish the book that there's no dull moment in this story. If you are looking for a light, funny, short yet very tasteful read then I recommend this book for you. So READ IT ;)
Monday, December 9, 2013
J.J. Rossum's debut novel, Thou Shalt Not, is out today and I'm very excited to be participating in the release day launch for it. To celebrate, I have a great giveaway and excerpt for you guys, as well as a good news for our fellow fans of Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn Fisher!
You can purchase Thou Shalt Not at the following Retailers:
Salty. This book is salty. There is no sweet. You'll be hard pressed to find a unicorn. It is sexy and frustrating. I grow so tired of "perfect" steamy hero's. I don't like perfect. I like my men a little nerdy and aggressive. Luke is way nerdy. We have a lot of male perspective books coming out, but most are written by women. I'm really wondering at this point if we are getting it right. As for the actual storyline...I was riveted. Hero is playing with married woman fire. He has a hot, little blonde on the back burner. I didn't know who to root for. The author's writing style is what I'll praise most. It's so different. Polished. And I love being in a man's head. They're simple, but damn are they dirty. I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK.
After you finish Thou Shalt Not, you will be able to briefly reunite with Caleb and Olivia from Tarryn Fisher’s Love Me With Lies series as she gives us one last glimpse into their life. *squeeeee
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Coffee. No question
Movies, though I really love watching a good series, too – we’re currently ensconced in Game of Thrones.
Fall (my birthday is in the fall!)
Print, but I often buy the e-book too, for travelling
Chocolate. In fact, I might have some right now.
Backstreet Boys (though neither is a favorite, if I’m honest!)
Hmm, let me see, now... (wakes up from very pleasant musing.) Let’s go with chest. BUT ABS ARE GOOD TOO.
Sunset – I’m not a morning person!
Truth (I’m a wuss!)
Thank you so much for visiting Teen Readers' Diary L.A.! We definitely have the same picks, except I am an 'N Sync gal since I grew up with 'N Sync fangirls :D
Hardcover: 496 pages
Release Date: November 26th 2013
You can purchase Angel Fever at the following Retailers: