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Friday 27 February 2015

Blog Tour: Thoughtful - S.C. Stephens (Review)

Title: Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5)
Author: S.C. Stephens
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown
Age and Genre: New Adult, Contempary, Romance
Pages: 560
Rating: 4/5

A new novel in the Thoughtless series from #1 New York Timesbestselling author S. C. Stephens! 

Every story has two sides, and in this new book, the epic love story between Kiera and Kellan is shown through his eyes.

All Kellan Kyle needs is his guitar, and some clean sheets of paper. Growing up in a house that was far from a home, he learned a hard lesson: You're worthless. Now his life is comfortably filled with passionate music, loyal band mates, and fast women...until he meets her. 

Kiera makes him ache for more. Makes him feel for the first time that he'sworth more. But there's one problem - she's his best friend's girl.

Just when Kellan thought his emotional defenses were rock solid, Kiera's indecisive heart wreaks havoc on his soul, changing him forever. Losing Kiera is not an option.

The Thoughtless series is actually one of my favourites ever and I still love rereading all the books and I miss Kellan,Keira and all the characters so when I heard that S.C. Stephens were going to write Kellan's POV from the first book, I just screamed and begged to have a copy. 

Of course there were some repetitive scenes but then us readers were also treated with scenes just with the D-Bags, and what Kellan does when he's not with Keira. Some flashbacks and backstory were nicely embedded and does a great job at really make Kellan a loveable douchebag character. :) 

If you've read my review of the first book, I didn't like it at all (I think I gave it 2 stars) but that's because of Kiera for the most part, and I ended up loving the two characters in book 2 and 3. So maybe you're wondering why I gave this one 4 stars? Mainly because of Kellan, no matter what I can never ever hate Kellan. He's one of my top book boyfriends, for God's sake. And I guess when I was so blinded by anger at the first book (hello, cheating is not good!) it really took another person's POV to make sense of it all. I still don't agree with it, never would, but from this one I understand. 

For all of the Thoughtless series fans out there, I wholly recommend you reading this book. It will make you understand who and what Kellan was at the beginning which is essential as if you've only just read Keira's POV (Thoughtless) well you were probably wondering what the hell was going on with Kellan and why he did what he did.

Sunday 8 February 2015

Review: Invaded by Melissa Landers

Title: Invaded (Alienated #2)
Author: Melissa Landers

Release Date: February 3rd, 2015  
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Age and Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Pages: 356
Rating: 4.5/5

 The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

I've read the first book ALIENATED a few years ago now and even though details were a bit hazy (yeah my memory is shit for my age), all I knew was that I really enjoyed it and can't wait to find out next. This book does a great job at reminding readers about what happened (which is useful for someone like me) without over-doing it or boring us with a whole lot of info. It was just perfect and gives time for me to remember and enjoy what's ahead for Aelyx and Cara. 

I didn't really think it could be better than the first, but how was I wrong. Where in ALIENATED, we had Aelyx and the setting was in Earth, in this sequel we went with Cara to L'heir and finally experience a whole different world. At first I was worried that there wouldn't be any romance at all but yes, even though it was less than I liked, there was still a lot of Aelyx and Cara scenes for us and not to mention, the side characters. I loved the side characters. Cara's brother Troy, Elle, and a few others who I won't mention for spoilers but they all had their own story lines which I admire. 

The action does pick up near the book, and I couldn't stop reading until the very end. There were a lot of heartbreaking, betrayal and sad scenes but it doesn't end in a cliffhanger (though it does make you want the last book SO much). I can't recommend this series enough, and if you don't really like the idea of aliens and sci-fi, please do give this a try. That was what my opinion was when someone recommended this series and the Lux series to me and NOW both series are dear favourites of mine. 

Oh, and can I mention how much I loved that there wasn't a love triangle? ;)

Also, I've just heard from the author that the publisher (Hyperion)'s watching the sales for this book which can determine if there will ever be a third one. With the way this one has ended, I really really truly hope there will be. I need more Aelyx and Cara and I hope more readers will pick up this one as it's really one of the best books about aliens out there. 

Wednesday 31 December 2014

Happy New Year and 2014 Wrap Up!


For my post about 2012 Reading Challenges, go HERE.
For my post about 2013 Reading Challenges, go HERE and HERE.

2011 Reads: 88 books
2012 Reads: 168 books
2013 Reads: 179 books 
2014 Reads: 115 books
2015 Reads: ???

READING GOAL 2014 = 100 books

Favourites are in BOLD.

I passed my reading challenge! 115 books (not including rereads) and for 2015 my goal will be the same!

JANUARY : 15 :

1. Finding My Forever - Heidi McLaughlin
2.  Misbehaving - Abbi Glines
3. The Boss - Abigail Barnette 
4. Being Sloane Jacobs - Lauren Morrill 
5. On The Rocks - Sawyer Bennett 
6. The Girlfriend - Abigail Barnette
7. Before Jamaica Lane - Samantha Young 
8. Used - Lynetta Halat
9. Drew + Fable Forever - Monica Murphy 
10. Before You Break - Christina Lee 
11. Full Measures - Rebecca Yarros 
12. Promising You - Allie Everhart 
13. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge  
14. Into The Still Blue - Veronica Rossi 
15. Stipulation - Sawyer Bennett


16. Love Show - Audrey Bell 
17. Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi 
18. Be With Me - J. Lynn 
19. Four Years Later - Monica Murphy 
20. Violation - Sawyer Bennett 
21. Out Of Mind - Jen McLaughlin
22. Split Second - Kasie West
23. Fire & Flood - Victoria Scott
24. Party Girl - Rachel Hollis
25. Between Us - Jen McLaughlin
26. Beyond Me - Jennifer Probst
27. Don't Look Back - Jennifer L. Armentrout
28. Changing His Game - Justine Elvira 
29. White Hot Kiss - Jennifer L. Armentrout
30. Take A Chance - Abbi Glines 

MARCH : 06 :

31. Grim - Christine Johnson
32. The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski 
33. Before You - Jenna Bennett
34. Deeper - Robin York 
35. Room For More - Beth Ehemann 
36. Lux Beginnings - Jennifer L. Armentrout

APRIL : 08 :

37. Bad For You - Abbi Glines 
38.Make It A Double - Sawyer Bennett
39. Mitigation - Sawyer Bennett
40. Reperation - Sawyer Bennett 
41. Affirmation - Sawyer Bennett 
42. Out of the Shallows - Samantha Young
43. Unfixable - Tessa Bailey 
44. Dreams of Gods and Monsters - Laini Taylor

MAY : 05 :

45. Sweet Reckoning - Wendy Higgins 
46. Sex Love Repeat - Alessandra Torre
47. Tempting The Bodyguard - J. Lynn
48. Fall From India Place - Samantha Young  
49. Take Me On - Katie McGarry 

JUNE : 08 :

50. Hold On Tight - Abbi Glines
51. Secrets of Stylists - Sasha Charnin Morrison
52. Protecting What's Theirs - Tessa Bailey
53. Living In Style - Rachel Zoe

54. Forever You - Allie Everhart
55. Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
56. Karma - Charity Ferrell
57. Style A to Zoe - Rachel Zoe

JULY : 09 :

58. The Return - Jennifer L. Armentrout
59. Stone Cold Touch - Jennifer L. Armentrout
60. Sugar On The Edge - Sawyer Bennett
61. Undressed - Avery Aster
62. Just Stay - Michelle Abbott
63. Unscrupulous - Avery Aster
64. In Fashion - Annemarie Iverson
65. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling 
66. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling 

AUGUST : 11 :

67. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -J.K. Rowling
68. Pieces of Olivia - Melissa West
69. Opposition - Jennifer L. Armentrout
70. Room For Just A Little Bit More - Beth Ehemann
71. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -J.K. Rowling
72. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
73. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -J.K. Rowling
74. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -J.K. Rowling
75. Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins 
76. Forget Me - K.A. Harrington
77. Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick


78. Heir Of Fire - Sarah J. Maas
79. Uncivilized - Sawyer Bennett
80. The Hook Up - Kristen Callihan

OCTOBER : 08 :

81. Echoes of Scotland Street - Samantha Young 
82. Queen of Zombie Hearts - Gena Showalter
83. The Young Elites - Marie Lu 
84. Alex - Sawyer Bennett
85. Shopaholic to the Stars - Sophie Kinsella 
86. Fractured Lines - Jen McLaughlin
87. Stay With Me - J. Lynn
88. Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella 


89. Shopaholic Ties The Knot - Sophie Kinsella 
90. Can You Keep A Secret? - Sophie Kinsella
91. Caged In Winter - Brighton Walsh
92. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella
93. Shopaholic and Baby - Sophie Kinsella
94. Born to be Brad - Brad Goreski
95. The Retribution of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
96. Infraction - K.I Lynn
97. The Jewel - Amy Ewing
98. Wild - Sophie Jordan
99. On The Fence - Kasie West
100. One More Chance - Abbi Glines
101. Prep School Confidential - Kara Taylor 


102. You Were Mine - Abbi Glines
103. Marketing Fashion - Harriet Posner
104. Wicked - Jennifer L. Armentrout 
105. If You Have To Cry, Go Outside - Kelly Cutrone
106. Shopaholic on Honeymoon - Sophie Kinsella
107. Breaking The Rules - Katie McGarry
108. We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
109. Seducing the Princess - Diane Alberts
110. Broken - ML Ross
111. Wanted - ML Ross
112. Mistaken by Fate - Katee Robert
113. Front Row: life of Anna Wintour - Jerry Oppenheimer
114. Hard Knox - Nicole Williams 
115. Resisting Molly - Kelly Wolfe

ULTIMATE FAVOURITES 2014 (not in order, just by reading order)
On The Rocks
Before Jamaica Lane
Before You Break
Full Measures
Into The Still Blue
Ignite Me
Be With Me
Out Of Mind
White Hot Kiss
The Winner's Curse
Room For More
Out of the Shallows
Sweet Reckoning
Fall From India Place
Take Me On
The Return
The Harry Potter series
Isla and the Happily Ever After
The Hook Up
Echoes of Scotland Street
The Young Elites
Shopaholic to the Stars
Mini Shopaholic
The Jewel
Prep School Confidential
Breaking The Rules
Hard Knox


YA Contemporary Reading Challenge - hosted by Katie's Book Blog
My goal - 10 Books
1. Being Sloane Jacobs
2. Don't Look Back
3. Take Me On
4. On The Fence
5. Prep School Confidential
6. Breaking the Rules

New Adult Books Read in 2014
1. Misbehaving
2. Used
3. Drew + Fable Forever
4. Before You Break
5. Full Measures
6. Promising You
7. Love Show
8. Be With Me
9. Four Years Later
10. Out of Mind
11. Party Girl
12. Between Us
13. Beyond Me
14. Take A Chance
15. Before You
16. Deeper
17. Out of the Shallows
18. Unfixable
19. Hold On Tight
20. Forever You
21. Karma
22. The Return
23. Just Stay
24. The Hook Up
25. Stay With Me
26. Caged In Winter
27. Wild
28. One More Chance
29. You Were Mine
30. Wicked
31. Broken
32. Hard Knox
33. Resisting Molly

Adult Books Read in 2014
1. Finding My Forever
2. The Boss
3. On The Rocks
4. The Girlfriend
5. Before Jamaica Lane
6. Stipulation
7. Violation
8. Room For More
9. Make It A Double
10. Mitigation
11. Objection
12. Reperation
13. Affirmation
14. Sex Love Repeat
15. Tempting The Bodyguard
16. Fall From India Place
17. Protecting What's Theirs
18. Confessions of a Shopaholic
19. Sugar On The Edge
20. Undressed
21. Unscrupulous
22. Room For Just A Little Bit more
23. Uncivilized
24. Alex
25. Shopaholic to the Stars
26. Fractured Lines
27. Mini Shopaholic
28. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
29. Can You Keep A Secret?
30. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
31. Shopaholic and Baby
32. Infraction
33. Shopaholic on Honeymoon
34. Seducing the Princess
35. Wanted
36. Mistaken by Fate

YA Books Read in 2014

Friday 26 December 2014

Top 10 of 2014 - Day 5 - Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015!!

Hey guys!

So it's that time of year again, when we post our Top 10 of 2014, so fun! I loved doing this every year since i started blogging and hopefully will never stop!

I can't believe this is Day 5 already! I've really enjoyed taking part in this every year (and especially this year that I've even came out of my hiatus just to share my top 10s this year). I'd love to thank the bloggers at Two Chicks On Books, Reading YA Rocks, Tales of a Ravenous Reader and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for hosting! It's been so fun and I'm 
already looking forward to next year's one! 


I'll be back tomorrow and the rest of this week - 
Monday - Best YA Books I've Read in 2014 
Tuesday - Best Book Covers of 2014 
Wednesday - Best YA/Adult Books of 2014
Thursday - Best Book Boyfriends of 2014 
Friday - Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward In 2015

As of now I've read 114 books, so yes I completed my Goodreads challenge (100). It does look pretty bad compared to the last two years but this year has been pretty stressful what with my A2 Exams and starting university (and left due to hating course, but I reapplied again and got my 5 offers and starting a new course/uni next Sept!) 

I probably won't end up reading any new books from now until Dec 31st and I'm rereading Harry Potter series again. :) 


Not necessarily in order 

THOUGHTFUL by S.C. Stephens
Kellan Kyle is my all time book boyfriend (he wasn't on the list yesterday as the previous books weren't released this year) and I can't wait to get inside his head! It would be so interesting to read his POV of the first book Thoughtless.

OMG. This is one book I'd die to read right now. A beauty and the beast retelling (my favourite) and it's written by the amazing Sarah J. Maas! I just know that I'm going to love it! 

(not sure if this is the actual cover, may be a placeholder but it's one on goodreads) 
The Young Elites was one of my top ten books this year and I want to read more about Adelina and Violetta and the rest!

A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas 
A retelling of Sleeping Beauty and what happens when the happily ever after doesn't turn out the way she wants it to. I already know the cover will be in my top 10 book covers for next year! 

I adored the Unearthly series and I can't wait to read this completely new contemporary from Cynthia Hand. It deals with a heartbreaking and sad subject matter and I just love the title. 

THE WINNER'S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski 
After the ending of Book 1, I just need this book. And I've already heard some amazing things about it. (I'm so let down by the cover though, not as gorgeous as the first defo) 

RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard 
I need to find out what everyone's going on about this book. Hopefully I'll love it! 

A modern day Little Mermaid retelling and it just sounds so cute and such a fun summer read!

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Titan #2 by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
The White Rose by Amy Ewing 
Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas 
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry 

I can't wait for 2015 so I can read more books. Hope you guys had a very Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! By the way, this January 1st, it will be my blog's 3RD BIRTHDAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. 

Thursday 25 December 2014

Top 10 of 2014 - Day 4 - Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

Hey guys!

So it's that time of year again, when we post our Top 10 of 2014, so fun! I loved doing this every year since i started blogging and hopefully will never stop! 

This one was very hard to do as I have TONS of Book Boyfriends, like I don't even know how much and I feel bad just posting the top 10. There were some (like Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless series!) that's on my forever top 10 book boyfriends but the requirement was the books has to have been released this years so. 

I'll be back tomorrow and the rest of this week - 
Monday - Best YA Books I've Read in 2014 
Tuesday - Best Book Covers of 2014 
Wednesday - Best YA/Adult Books of 2014
Thursday - Best Book Boyfriends of 2014 
Friday - Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward In 2015

As of now I've read 114 books, so yes I completed my Goodreads challenge (100). It does look pretty bad compared to the last two years but this year has been pretty stressful what with my A2 Exams and starting university (and left due to hating course, but I reapplied again and got my 5 offers and starting a new course/uni next Sept!) 


Not necessarily in order 

from Pushing The Limits/Breaking The Rules 
by Katie McGarry 
After reading BTR I just can't help but love Noah sigh 

from The Dark Elements series 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Team Roth all the way. DIE ZAYNE DIE.

from Shatter Me series
by Tahereh Mafi 
This is the only series EVER where I changed sides. I loathed Warner in book 1 and maybe book 2 but want to marry him in book 3. 

from Lux series
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I can't forget Daemon Black. He'll ALWAYS be my book boyfriend. 

from Into The Deep series
by Samantha Young 
I need a guy like Jake. 

from Throne of Glass series
by Sarah J. Maas
I feel so bad as I love Chaol, but Rowan really did capture my attention in the third book. I'm so conflicted between them (we didn't see Chaol enough!) 

from Sweet trilogy
by Wendy Higgins
My Kaidan gets sexier as the series went on. I'm so sad to say goodbye!

from the Ivy Chronicles 
by Sophie Jordan
I wanted to read about Logan ever since the first book and his book really didn't disappoint me. He's perfect for Georgia!

from Cranberry Inn series
by Beth Ehemann
Oh Brody is just the sweetest hero ever. Plus he's a hockey player! 

from Titan/Covenant series
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
As I said before (other top 10s) Seth really did changed my opinion of him and now I love him so damn much. 

So that's it, guys! Hope you enjoy my picks and please come back tomorrow to find out which 2015 releases I'm most looking forward to! It's been so fun making these posts! 

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Top 10 of 2014 - Day 3 - Best NA/Adult Books of 2014

Hey guys! 

So it's that time of year again, when we post our Top 10 of 2014, so fun! I loved doing this every year since i started blogging and hopefully will never stop! 

I'm so glad that you guys are enjoying my picks for Day 1 and Day 2 and hopefully you'll like today's. This one is the day where we got to choose a topic of our own, and as I mentioned on Monday, I am going to do my Top 10 Best New Adult and Adult books I've read this year as I did YA books on Monday. 

I'll be back tomorrow and the rest of this week - 
Monday - Best YA Books I've Read in 2014 
Tuesday - Best Book Covers of 2014 
Wednesday - Best New Adult/Adult Books 
Thursday - Best Book Boyfriends of 2014 
Friday - Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward In 2015

As of now I've read 113 books, so yes I completed my Goodreads challenge (100). It does look pretty bad compared to the last two years but this year has been pretty stressful what with my A2 Exams and starting university (and left due to hating course, but I reapplied again and got my 5 offers and starting a new course/uni next Sept!) 


Not necessarily in order 

WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout
What can I say? Of course I loved it as it's by JLA. And it's NA Paranormal! Finally! The stand out character is definitely Tink, he's so hilarious and I'm dying for the next book in the series. 

WILD by Sophie Jordan 
I thought this was the best and the perfect ending of the series. Logan and Georgia are my favourite couple (yes more than Reece and Pepper) and I hated saying goodbye to them. 

Out of the Shallows by Samantha Young
I've actually run out of times I've read this book, that's how much I love it. This is the sequel to Into The Deep and it didn't disappoint. I'm obsessed with second chance stories. 

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
I admit I was never really a Seth fan in the Covenant series (I HATED him!) but he really won me over in his new series. I miss the gang from Covenant and the Greek mythology so it was lovely reading about them again. 

Fall from India Place by Samantha Young 
This book actually made me cry near the end, and I never cry. Definitely my favourite book of the series. 

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella 
I can't help myself but love this series. So unrealistic and silly but so fun and Becky Bloomwood is one of those characters where I want to hug and slap her at the same time.

Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett
Still one of the dirtiest and sexiest book I've ever read. A modern retelling of Tarzan.

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan 
I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I think it stands out from other NA. 

Hard Knox by Nicole Williams
I actually just finished it today and I loved it especially the mystery/crime storyline and other issues that was brought up, more than just a love story and their banter was out of this world. 

Room for More by Beth Ehemann 
Nothing can beat the first book Room For You but this came pretty close!

So that's it. Hope you guys like my list :) 
I'll be back tomorrow for Book boyfriends - I have no idea how to just pick my top ten! 

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