Walking Disaster Review

Hello fellow readers! I’m back with yet another review! Hope your day has been wonderful ❤

Walking Disaster

 

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

My First Thoughts:

So just like the synopsis says this is Beautiful Disaster from Travis’s perspective. I was kind of apprehensive about reading this book because I feared that I would be bored because I had read the book before so the scenes would be the same. I kind of hoped that this would be a continuation of Beautiful Disaster instead of just from Travis’s perspective.

My Post-Reading Thoughts:

So, as I suspected, I was kind of bored while reading this. I found myself skimming scenes in which I already knew what happened. Not only that some of the most exciting parts that I wouldn’t have minded rereading she skimmed over! It was like a pointless read, I already knew everything that was going to happen.

The only thing I truly enjoyed was the epilogue which, surprise surprise, wasn’t in the first book. So essentially I like the only new thing. Now it wasn’t terrible don’t get me wrong, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I like forward momentum with my books and you don’t get that here.

It was, at times, interesting to see things through Travis’s perspective because his thought process was easier to follow. Abby is kind of a hot mess so you never really knew where she stood but Travis is very clear with his feelings.

I wouldn’t run out and buy this book but if you’re bored and there’s nothing else to do then go ahead and read this book.

I give this a 3 out of 5 stars.

3 stars

 

 

“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” ― L.M. Montgomery

Faster We Burn Review

Hey guys and gals! So I got the awesome opportunity to get an ARC ( advanced reader copy) of Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron. Needless to say I was super excited and really honored! So without further ado my review!

Faster We Burn

 

Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron

Excerpt from Goodreads:

Katie Hallman is done with douchebags. Done with guys who treat her like crap and leave her broken. But then Stryker Grant is there anyway. With his numerous piercings and bleached hair, he’s the polar opposite of all of her past relationships, which makes him the perfect candidate.

At first, Katie just sees him as a physical escape from her previous rocky relationship, and Stryker doesn’t seem to mind just being a distraction from Katie’s problems. But soon he’s getting under her skin, peeling back layers she’d rather keep covered. She tries to make it clear that she doesn’t want a relationship, but keeps breaking her own rules.

Then a tragedy sends Katie into the only arms who are there to catch her, and she’ll realize that she needs him more than she ever thought possible. But is she ready to let herself trust another guy with her already-battered heart? Or will she push him away to protect herself from getting hurt again?

My First Thoughts:

Well obviously I was super excited to receive this ARC and having read the first book Deeper We Fall I knew this is was going to be a great book. While this is a sequel it can be read by itself, you just get some context by reading Deeper We Fall first.

Post-Reading Thoughts:

YAY! This book was awesomesauce! I love Katie and Stryker! They are so cute and amazing. They are always there for each other when things turn bad. I’m really jealous of their group of friends because they all genuinely care for each other to the point that it’s a little annoying in a cute way.

While Stryker may look like your stereotypical bad boy he actually has a huge heart and it’s cute seeing his defenses come down. Katie can’t seem to get a break  as everything around her is slowly falling apart but Stryker is there to hold everything together ❤ yeah that was super cheesy. 

All the characters are so well developed that I feel like I actually know them. I kind of wish that all the characters were real and that we were best friends. Nothing they do is a surprise because you know exactly how each one is going to react because you know them so well.

I really hope Cameron continues with her amazing writing (Trish really needs her own book, so does Will, and Simon..So yeah at least 3 more books!) But really guys you should check out this book! It’s out April 20th!

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

5 stars

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

Deeper We Fall Review

WEEEE! So I’m back after taking a break to focus on school and work but I missed talking about books! While I’m not done with school I still want to get back to what I love because I need it! Hopefully when summer comes I can post a lot more consistently 🙂

 

Deeper we fall

 

Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Synopsis by Goodreads:

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

MyFirst Thoughts:

I first heard of Chelsea M. Cameron when I read her book My Favorite Mistake last year. I loved her style of writing and I immediately started looking her other books. The cover of this book, along with the synopsis, hooked me in and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

Post-Reading Thoughts (slight spoilers!):

So I really really really liked this book (okay maybe I love it!). It was really interesting seeing how  Zan and Lottie navigated their relationship given their history. When Zan reveals what really happened during the accident it definitely changes the dynamic of their relationship. I love how devoted Lottie is to her friendship with Lexie and how patient she is with her. I also love Zan as a person (well I guess technically ‘character’). He’s kind of like every girls dream: he expresses his emotions (!), he takes care of Lottie, and he really just wants everyone to get along and to move on from the terrible accident (that he feels absolutely awful about).

All the characters a very well developed and I truly felt like I knew them. From Katie, Lottie’s roommate, to Stryker, Zan’s friend, they all made a lasting impression with me. Chelsea Cameron seems to really know what she’s doing and is in tune with what YA readers need and want. I can’t wait for the next book to come out Faster We Burn, which is from Katie’s perspective. I am absolutely positive that it will be an amazing read! April 20 can’t get here fast enough!

I rate this book a 5 out of 5 😀

 

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ― Gustave Flaubert