Friday, November 6, 2015

Rule (Marked Men #1) by: Jay Crownover Review

"Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other."

I gave this book a 4/5 stars
The Story
The story I thought was very well written. It didn't take me long to get pulled into the story, which I like books that pull me in quick.  I usually read more YA books so I am kind of new to the New Adult books but the ones I have read so far I have really like.  I wish there was more then the one book because I would have like to learn more about the characters.  I thought everything was explained well and everything was kind of figured out at the end of the book but I like reading back stories and learning about the characters but that is just me.  

The Characters

Shaw- she is the main character and she seems to have it all together. She's going to school to be a doctor which we don't here a lot about it's mentioned a few times through out the book about her studying for test and things like that.  The only thing that I had trouble with is  I don't know how she kept her feelings for Rule from coming out when she was basically in love with him since she was like fourteen.  Her parents aren't the greatest and her ex-boyfriend ends up crazy

Rule- He is the typical bad boy, Tattoos & piercings and all that stuff, I would have like to have had more about his story. we really don't get a lot from him except his relationship with Shaw. I would have liked to find out more about his personal life then what was in the book. And again I don't know how he didn't notice that Shaw was in love with him since they were teenagers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Shelf Control #2

Shelf Control is a new weekly meme created by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own!

My self control pick this week is 

Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Sepetys
"Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart."

How I got it:   I bought it.

When I got it:   I have had it since I think it first came out.

Why I got it:  I saw it and I really like the cover and then read what it was about, I thought it was really interesting and I'm probably going to cry.

Let me know what book you guys picked for your self control down in the comments and don't forget to go check out the creator of this lovely meme over at her blog.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Finds #2

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Friday Finds was start by Jenn over at  A Daily Rhythm 

Here are my finds this week:

The Girl Who Cam home by: Hazel Gaynor

"Inspired by true events surrounding a group of Irish emigrants who sailed on the maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic, The Girl Who Came Home is a story of enduring love and forgiveness, spanning seventy years. It is also the story of the world’s most famous ship, whose tragic legacy continues to captivate our hearts and imaginations one hundred years after she sank to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean with such a devastating loss of life. 

In a rural Irish village in April 1912, seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy is anxious about the trip to America. While the thirteen others she will travel with from her Parish anticipate a life of prosperity and opportunity - including her strict Aunt Kathleen who will be her chaperon for the journey - Maggie is distraught to be leaving Séamus, the man she loves with all her heart. As the carts rumble out of the village, she clutches a packet of love letters in her coat pocket and hopes that Séamus will be able to join her in America soon.

In Southampton, England, Harry Walsh boards Titanic as a Third Class Steward, excited to be working on this magnificent ship. After the final embarkation stop in Ireland, Titanic steams across the Atlantic Ocean. Harry befriends Maggie and her friends from the Irish group; their spirits are high and life on board is much grander than any of them could have ever imagined. Being friendly with Harold Bride, one of the Marconi radio operators, Harry offers to help Maggie send a telegram home to Séamus. But
on the evening of April 14th, when Titanic hits an iceberg, Maggie’s message is only partly transmitted, leaving Séamus confused by what he reads.

As the full scale of the disaster unfolds, luck and love will decide the fate of the Irish emigrants and those whose lives they have touched on board the ship. In unimaginable circumstances, Maggie survives, arriving three days later in New York on the rescue ship Carpathia. She has only the nightdress she is wearing, a small case and a borrowed coat, to her name. She doesn’t speak of Titanic again for seventy years.

In Chicago, 1982, twenty-one year old Grace Butler is stunned to learn that her Great Nana Maggie sailed on Titanic and sets out to write Maggie's story as a way to resurrect her journalism career. When it is published, Grace receives a surprising phone call, starting a chain of events which will reveal the whereabouts of Maggie’s missing love letters and the fate of those she sailed with seventy years ago. But it isn't until a final journey back to Ireland that the full extent of Titanic’s secrets are revealed and Maggie is able to finally make peace with her past.

The Siren by: Kiera Cass

"A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude...until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart."

Snow like ashes by: Sara Raasch

"A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own."

Illuminae by: Amie Kayfman & Jay Kristoff

"This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes."

What are your Friday finds? Leave a link or if u don't have a blog just share your finds down in the comments below. And don't forget to check out Jenn's blog  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shelf Control #1


Shelf Control is a new weekly meme created by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own!

My self control pick this week is 

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

What's it about?

"Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off."

How I got it:   I bought it.

When I got it:   I think I preordered it.

Why I got it:  Umm hello it's Richelle Mead. :) I got this because I had read the first 4 book of the series and I love the series so of course I'm going to read the next book. I had put it on the back burner though because the 4th book wasn't pulling me in as well as the other ones have but I kind of miss this story so I think this might be a book I pick up soon. 

Let me know what book you guys picked for your self control down in the comments and don't forget to go check out the creator of this lovely meme over at her blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday:

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My can't wait read is:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Publication date: Nov. 8, 2016

From goodreads:

"Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans."

If u want to see more of Jill here is her link

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave it in the comments below :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?  is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey but she has now passed that honor over to Kathryn over at Book Date. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone.

This week I am reading quite a few books for me :)
                 Splintered by A. G. Howard- I am about 20% through this book and it's really good I can't wait to be able to read more it kind of hard to put down
    The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory- This book I'm not very far in.  I really hope it gets better it's not really holding my attention at the moment.

 last but not least I'm on book 2 of the A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin box set so I hope to continue that this week to

What are you guys reading? let me know in the comment and if u have any recommendations I would love to here them

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Friday Finds was start by Jenn over at  A Daily Rhythm 

Here are my finds

 The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Insanity by Cameron Jace
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett