Day 3 of the 30 Day Book Challenge

Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months

FINALLY on day 3! I have to admit that I procrastinated a bit on this one. I mean it’s so difficult picking the best book I’ve read in 12 months! That’s over 100 books and many of them I loved! But I finally chose one!!! YAY! Just know that this could’ve been many other books I don’t know how I came to this decision….just know that it’s a good book 😉

Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Why is this book so great you ask?? Well let me explain!

First, isn’t that synopsis amazing! I don’t know about you guys but that makes me want to pick up that book and read it and then reread it! I discovered this book in Goodreads (of course) and I mean with a cover and a synopsis like that how could I not read it!

While the relationship between Anna and Kaidan is complicated and adorable the relationship I truly love is the one between Anna and her dad. After believing her dad had abandoned her she learns the truth, that her dad left her to protect her, and so their journey begins as they start to form a relationship. Honestly maybe it’s because I don’t have a relationship with my own dad that I find this so touching, but regardless of the reasons why it’s still a great part of the book. Even though her dad is a fallen angel he’s still really sweet in a bad-ass kind of way 😉

I imagine that finding out that your dad is a fallen angel and that your mom is a pure angel would be kind of shocking but Anna sort if takes it in stride, but then again she had Kaidan there to help her through it 🙂

The main problem with Anna and Kaidans relationship is the fact that Kaidans dad is the “Lord” of Lust and Kaidan must do his bidding aka sleep with every girl in sight and if he defies his dad his dad can easily kill him!

I really think that this book is suitable for both guys and girls. There’s action, drama, romance you know the usual 😉 So needless to say I’m really excited for Sweet Peril, its sequel, and I think that’s one of the reasons I love this book so much: because I’m really looking forward to what happens with the characters.

 

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen

Rift Review

Welcome Fellow Readers! SO happy to bring you guys another review! I found this gem wandering the aisles of Barnes and Noble and it caught my eye. The synopsis intrigued me so I went ahead and bought it!

rift

Rift by Andrea Cremer

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer’s internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother’s life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

My First Thoughts:

I didn’t really have any ideas about this book before I started it because I hadn’t done any research on it beforehand which is kind of cool! It’s been a really long time since I’ve just gone into a bookstore just to see what I could find. I honestly had already forgotten the synopsis by the time I started reading which just made it that much more exciting!

Post-Reading Thoughts (Spoilers!):

Soooo this book is Amazing! The main character, Ember, is all sorts of awesome! She lives in a time where it’s only appropriate for girls to sew and basically just sit around the castle waiting to be married off to some stranger and she’s so not into that! She wants to be a warrior! She wants to kick butt and take names and not have to rely on any man to help her! She’s totally my kind of character!

Eira is extremely annoying, however, as well as Alistair, which is her friend from back home who is also training to be a knight. Both of them are just so easy to manipulate and are willing to do whatever it takes to get power. Alistair is always pining after Ember, even after she told him that she didn’t like him that way. Every time it switches to one of their perspectives I just feel like screaming! However I feel like those character traits were intentional and it does not change my opinion on how great this book is!

I couldn’t help to compare this book to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. In both books the strong female character falls for her brooding, dark, powerful mentor but trust me I’m not complaining!!! While the relationship doesn’t really form until the end of the book it’s still really cute. Barrow and Ember are perfect!

So Rift is the first book of the series and I’m not sure how many books there is going to be but the second book has already come out (review coming soon!) and there’s definitely going to be a third! Since this is my first time reviewing a series I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to go about it. Obviously not all the books are out yet but it’ll be weird if people read the review for the second book first, talk about spoilers! Oh well, I guess I’ll just go with it and see how it goes!

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! This book really hooks you into the series and makes you want to come back for more!

 

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Day 2 of the 30 Day Book Challenge

YAY! FINALLY DAY 2!!!

I’m sorry I have hardly been posting anything lately it’s just tough with work and school but hopefully it’ll get better in the upcoming weeks. I also understand that by not posting everyday I’m sort of defeating the purpose of this challenge but I really want to answer these questions so I’m just going to do it my way 🙂

A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about:

easy

Easy by Tammara Webber

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

Why More People Should Be Talking About This Book!:

So I’ve been freaking out about this book since I read it last year! I’ve been trying to figure out a way to work it into my blog! It’s amazing, fantastic, and every other possible synonym for you should read this!!! I know that the synopsis sounds a little cheesy but trust me it’s a great book!

There’s some pretty racy scenes but they’re all tastefully written. The chemistry between the two main characters, Jacqueline and Lucas, is to die for! There’s plenty of drama drama drama (in a great way!). I’m seriously so excited/freaking out that I can’t even think straight! That’s how good this book is!

Now as Amazing as I think this book is, it’s definitely not for everyone. Like I said before there’s some pretty racy scenes and mature content. The topic of rape is prominent throughout the book but also how to defend yourself.

This book is great for guys and girls given that it has a nice balance of romance and action. Well maybe a little bit more romance but not the mushy kind 😉

I honestly think that I love this book because it’s so real. The characters are all in college so I can totally relate with them. It also talks about things that can happen to any college student at a party.

I like that the author wasn’t afraid to talk about the tough topics. It doesn’t just talk about rape but also about what a person goes through afterward and how scary it might be to come forward and tell someone. So while the love story is great it also sends a very strong message about protecting yourself and doing the right thing no matter how hard it might be.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges