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Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Review : Sweetest Venom by Mia Asher

Sweetest Venom (Virtue, #2)



From Goodreads:

Love is the sweetest venom.

Lawrence
I told her I wanted her body and not her love.
I lied.

Ronan
I fell in love with a lie...
She was beauty and destruction.
Kissing her was a tender song.
Owning her body, a wild poem.
Loving her, my downfall.
But she was mine.
Or so I thought.

Blaire
One man offer me his love.
The other, the world.
'm falling, falling, falling ...
And there's no end in sight.

                                  My Thoughts:



            "Sweetest Venom" was one of the ( amongst many , many! ) books on my highly anticipated release this year. I even  followed ( aka stalked ?? hee hee! ) Mia Asher for updates just to ease out my anxiety ( which was not helping at all??? ) until it becomes available. ( at looong last!! )

            It did not take me long  before I dove into the story... right into the lives of Blaire , Ronan and Lawrence. Yes, it was a love triangle , which  means I had to choose which team to ship for eventually. Myyyyy! Believe me, it was hard to choose between Roblaire ( Ronan-Blaire) and  Lawblaire ??? ( Lawrence-Blaire)  The alternate POV's even made it tougher as  I got to be inside their heads ??? Both Ronan and Lawrence were perfect for Blaire in their own ways. It was really hard to choose!

             Annnnd much harder for our dear Blaire!   But a girl has got to choose, right??




               Let me present the two contenders for Blaire's heart:

             RONAN

"....To be your oxygen Blaire, as you become mine. Like you said --- forever. And one day I'm going to get you to say yes.. "


----Awww! Be your oxygen ...and forever??? My gawd! If this two words won't make you melt , I don't know what will??



              LAWRENCE

" ... I want you ---you Blaire! Can't you see? I fucking love you!"
"...To love you is to self- destruct, Blaire, but I seem unable to stop."


----Self - destruct... unable to stop???




 TOUGH. CHOICE .INDEED.



             I love how those scenes were written. I can easily picture it  out and  actually feel all that heavy emotions . How conflicted must Blaire be?  To be torn between two loves? And eventually choose?


                I'm glad for Blaire's decision in the end. It made me cry ( both happy and sad tears ) but I know it was the best decision. Everything was set right. There was closure (sob. sob.. )and a hopeful  beginning ( happy tears!). It was just perfect!

                Overall, LOOOOOOOOOOVED this book  and Mia Asher? LOOOOOOOOOVED you more!





                                    My Rating:
                  5 full of feels stars



Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Review : Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin


From Goodreads:

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can’t have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who’d been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I’d be moving into her family’s guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I’d accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem…especially since THE ONE wasn’t Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.


            

                  My Thoughts:


Blink. Blink. Blink. That's what my cursor has been doing for the past many minutes. Oh, it's not only my cursor but  also my mind. Yes, a blinking, blank mind. That happens to me every time and after I  read a very, very good book!

This book was just wow! It was more than amazing! I feel that I was taken over by countless emotions! So many feels and I can't believe that my poor heart  survived it.

Sevin and Evangeline's story was  a roller coaster ride . Every single factor was against them. Oh, you think because theirs was forbidden? Because Sevin was engaged or should I say arranged to be married to Evangeline's sister? I know, it sounds wrong but... How can it be forbidden when even from the beginning , the connection between them feels so right?

THAT is where all the ANGST begun...

I, myself want to process everything. What's right and what's not? I mean, look at them? They are MTB  ( Meant To Be! ) BUT, yes there will always be that antagonistic BUT!! Arghhhhh!!! Why? Why? Why? Whyyyyyyy?????? Even the situation they are in was not in their favor. Not even a single one! Argh! I feel that my chest was going to explode! I can't imagine  facing that bleakness and to be left with no other choice?? It just isn't fair!!

 BUT...

AND...

Okay..I got to calm all these feelings down and get a hold of myself  before I drown my review with all these emotional GIF's!

Well, the truth was, no matter how emotional wrecked this book has made me , I still find myself clinging unto it instead of almost throwing my e reader against the wall! Yes! 3/4 ( yes more than half!) of the book was just TOO MUCH! Like my hope for a happy ending looks like fading and fading as I move on each page??? Would I still continue? I asked myself  again and again ! Good thing , I did because what happens next...


AND ....

  What a wonderful way to end a story, Ms. Penelope Ward. Everything was just perfect ! Thank you for Sevin, for Evangeline...and of course, for Rose. *insert happy tears here*


                              My Rating :

                       ***** 5 STARS****

A review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

From Goodreads:

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.



                    My Thoughts:

“She lifted her face to the stars. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir of two mighty bloodlines, protector of a once-glorious people, and Queen of Terrasen.
She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—and she would not be afraid”


Once again, I was blown! Sarah Maas, you are the BEST!

This.. This book! My gosh! *insert awe-stricken face here* I never imagined this to go beyond my high expectation! It has everything... EVERYTHING, I wanted and more! EVERYTHING means perfect world building, amazing plot, twist and turns of events that will keep your eyes and hands glued on its pages ...and of course, there's always that imminent danger that would have you gripped on whatever you can hold on!  Oh, and a few "vulgar" outburst every now and then? *No sh*t!* *WTF?! Nooo f*cking way! *  <----- Uh, excuse me, I'm never this way...not until...." ?!~^#>€" *swearing removed* 

I don't need to say, how much I ship  CHAOLENA because I really, REALLY do! And this book? ZERO Chaolena! Ooops! Sorry to burst your "happy still swooning bubble" ...but *long pause and trying so hard not to sob*  yes, no CHAOLENA!

  Waiiiiit! Before you decided to turn your backs and..and maybe, put this book on your bottom list of to reads, let me assure you that, THIS book would surprise you! Yes, as a CHAOLENA fan myself, I found myself STILL totally hooked and loving this book! Author, Sarah Maas has really that "gift" to distract ( or was I under her spell?! ) that you'll forget about how you dig the romance part and be totally engrossed with that non stop, breathtaking sequence of events, specially Celaena's great transformation. I tell you, if you think Celaena Sardothien was badass enough? Just wait till you meet Celaena 2.0.. or better called as Aelin Asryver Galathynius! Then , you'll say there's really MORE!

I also loved the new characters, Rowan ( He's a lovely surprise! ) , Aedion ( Admired his fierce loyalty) and Manon ( I can't still totally figure her out , but I got this feeling that she'll have a big role on the upcoming books! ).


Overall, LOVED everything!


                   My Rating : *****5 stars *****


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review : Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)
From Goodreads:

Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived. 


                         My Thoughts:

**************4.5 stars*****************

Okaaaaay.... I admit I loooooved books 1 and 2, like really, really love! With that cliffy-I-want-and-I'm-dying-to-know-what-happens-next kind of ending, I was super excited when I finally had the 3rd book in my hands. 

Sure thing, the suspense and creepiness intensified just as Mara ended up in a top secret medical experimental facility. I was holding my breath and silently saying, "this is the moment of truth!" I am finally getting my answers. And then....

The what seems to be unending quest to find the truth begun. Yes, key word here is "unending". It took soooo long and agonizing linking one clue to another. Each moment, I'm afraid Mara, Jaime and Stella will just go on and on ...until there's nothing but a dead end. Clue after clue...and more clues? It was like, more like this 3/4 of the book! I mean, it was engaging at first, but then, I got to the point that I grew impatient. What the hell is going on? 

The only thing that has kept me from stopping was Jaime. Yes, you read me right! I love that guy! You can never get bored with him by your side! He is entertaining , funny , witty and just know the right thing to say even at the brink of danger! 

Oh, wait, wait , wait?  Where is Noah? The swoon worthy Noah Shaw? Yes , the one and only. .... where ? I was more than halfway the book and still, no "Noah" sighting?! A little bitty disappointed there. *sigh* Why? Because.... *sigh* that will take another looooong story and a spoiler too? So, zipping my lips and going straight to ending...

The ending? The ending, is me looking like this:


Yes, a lot of "huh's??" And more ??????? <-----question marks?! Do I got my answers? No. Did I get more confused? Yes. Who's Lukami? What happened to Jude? To Noah's dad? And much , much more questions?

So many unanswered questions or was it just me? Maybe , I missed something really important here? I don't know. A reread perhaps? Maybe , someday.



Even with that, I think this book still deserved higher than average rating because:

1. Writing - style wise: Very good.

2. Character - wise : Mara , I always loved. The way she talks and think were her strong points. Noah Shaw, well, nobody for sure could ever stop me from fangirling over him. The things he'll do for Mara? Endearing. Selfless. Pure adoration and love. Always Awwww-worthy! One can never hate a Noah Shaw. Ever. Jaime, well, if I can choose a guy bff, then he's it. There's never a dull moment with him!

3. Plot - wise: Considering the first and second book, I'd say it started good( book 1) then great (book 2) then back to good (this book) , a little shaky in the middle , then Chapter 73! Yes. Chapter 73! The sum of all swoons!! I'll give you a sneak peek?


“I KNOW WHAT I CAN do to a girl with a word, a look, a touch. And I want to do them all to her.”





Oh my becha by golly wow!!! That was my "finally!" Not the finally I had my answers. ( sadly ..) but Billie kind-of-finally , romance wise! Got my *smiley face here* :D

Uuh, Am I still talking about the plot here?! Now, I'm lost! Hee hee! The truth is, that particular scene made me give 4.5 stars , instead of a 4. I knoooow, something "romance-cy" is my weakness! All you have to do is throw me some petals, add something like ... Floating hearts.. Even a teeny bitty swoon? Baaam!! Then, you had me!

So, there. 4.5 stars. It's between a strong like and love. How about my love for the author Michelle Hodkin? Always been a 5! Looking forward for more, Ms. Hodkin!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Review : Manwhore by Katy Evans

Manwhore (Manwhore, #1)

From Goodreads:

Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

                                                 
                      My Thoughts:

        Once again another Katy Evans Wo-woooow experience! When this book  went live , I one-clicked it in a heart beat and I think there's no need to explain why? Why, why why????  It's from the amazing  Katy Evans, people!

       True to its Katy Evans seal of awesomeness and pow-wo-wow hotness, this book never failed to make me experience these things :

ONE :




TWO:

THREE :

......Annnnnnd,.. it intensifies as you move closer to the end!  My oh my ! oh my!! Katy Evans ? Look what have you done to me?? 


       I'm a mess. I'm a mess! I can't even write a proper review???  For now, I'll just  settle for the above gifs.... because  I have NO words to express what I am REALLY feeling right this very moment!


     Ohhh..and THAT Malcolm  Kyle Preston  Logan Saint? He's ..He's ahhhhhhhhh.... ( Please check the above gifs again! )

Love. love . love! For Saint , I call DIBS! 

Overall, uber-hot, VERY engaging read ...and you better have a BIGGER, WIDER fan with you before stating this one!


              I'm giving this book :

                4 Sexy as SIN stars!