[BOOK REVIEW] Tempted Cyborg by Nellie C. Lind

Title: Tempted Cyborg (Bound by Her #1.5)29775117

Author: Nellie C. Lind

Published: April 29th 2016

Publisher:  Sense of Romance

Format: Ebook

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synopsis

WHEN THE PAST COMES HIS WAY, HE CAN’T HELP BUT FACE IT.

Can’t find Mr. Right? Why not create him? MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally. 

Avril Davis remembers Hunter. He used to live with his bound one in her neighborhood when she was a child. He used to babysit her, but that was twenty years ago. Things are different today. Hunter’s bound one is dead and he is one of the Fighters. He is nothing like the Hunter she once knew.

Being caught by MedAct is a fate Hunter never saw coming, but he sees what is in store for him now. Doctor Jade Silva and the other doctors want him to bind himself again. They even have a woman in mind for him. He promises himself to do everything he can to make the woman change her mind about him. He will make sure that she will never want anything to do with him. That is at least until Avril Davis walks back into his life …

my thoughts

It was over a year ago when I first read the first book in this series and totally loved it! It was my first time reading about cyborgs and it blew my mind. This year, I signed up in her newsletter to get updates with her new released and was notified that there are two books or novellas attached in the email. And I was so thrilled. I was waiting for this to be out.

I like the plot of this book or novella. Though I find it fast paced, but I cannot blame the author, it’s meant to be fast pace because it’s a novella. But nonetheless, I love it.

I’m glad we got to meet Hunter more. In the first book, we only got a glimpse of who he is and what happened to him. In this novella, we got to see what happened to him after the death of her bound one. We also got to see another person that is significant in Hunter’s life.

At first, I find bizarre. To think that significant person used to be so little and was somewhat a daughter figure of Hunter and Sarah. But we all know cyborgs don’t grow old like humans do. I just find it weird, okay? Don’t judge me. Although, I find it nice that Hunter gets a second chance at love again, or in his case, second chance at being bound to someone.

It clearly tells us that in life, we can always get second chances. It doesn’t have to be with the same person, but you’ll find someone who would accept you for who you are and what you’ve done.

Overall, I loved the book or novella, and would recommend it. I just wish it was longer and we get to see the development of Hunter. I know how hard it is to be broken by losing a love one and just eventually accept it and move on. So I really wanted to see how he is able to accept it little by little. And how he is able to see things clearly after accepting all of it.

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That concludes my short review of Tempted Cyborg by Nellie C. Lind. Hope you enjoyed it and what to read it! Thank you and see you in my next post!

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[BOOK REVIEW] Backstage by Jacqueline E. Smith

Hello bibliophiles! I’m back with a new book review.


Title: Backstage

Author: Jacqueline E. Smith

Published: December 8, 2015

Publisher: Wind Trailing Publishing

Format: Paperback (Review copy)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Music

Grab a Copy: Amazon | Book Depository

synopsis

Melissa Parker might just be the luckiest girl on the planet.

She’s just turned twenty-one.
She’s best friends with The Kind of September.
And she’s dating Sam Morneau, everyone’s ultimate celebrity crush. Of course, no one is supposed to know about that.

As it turns out, no one is supposed to know about a lot of things that happen behind the scenes of life with the planet’s most popular boy band. Now, what should be Happily Ever After for Mel and Sam is turning into a series of secrets, manipulation, and potential heartbreak… Just in time for The Kind of September’s world tour

my thoughts

OMG!!! I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! THIS BOOK IS JUST SO AMAZING! And a huge thank you to Jacqueline for sending the books my way.

Disclaimers: My previous thoughts got deleted somehow so I have to rewrite everything from scratch.

Firsts things first, the plot of this book is great. Some might find it cliché and predictable but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine to read cliché books. They make me feel so giddy that I end up getting head over heels with the book. And as much as this book is cliché, I still love it nonetheless.

I also love the character development in this book. There’s not much but when there is, it is pretty much noticeable. I like that we get to see how Sam would react to getting hurt and see the boys of TKOS try or strive to fix their group from falling apart.

This particular scenario reminds me so much of my fave boy band. They went on a hiatus missing one member. And up to this very day, it still breaks my heart.

Anyway, I cannot express how much I enjoyed and loved this book. And I clearly cannot wait for the third and fourth installment of this series.

And just you know, this book isn’t perfect because I saw a few minor flaws that are not worth mentioning….because SPOILERS!

But there are a few scenes that I hated, not because it’s badly written, but because I just have problems with awful people in someone’s relationship. But I guess it had to happen to give some drama in TKOS’ lives. Their story won’t be that realistic if there was no drama at all. We need something to spice things up once in a while.

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That ends my spoiler free review. I hope it interest you to grab your own copy. Til next post. Thank you!

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Mini BOOK REVIEWS [Colleen Hoover, Melissa de la Cruz and more]

Hello bibliophiles!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been MIA and wasn’t able to post any book reviews. That’s why I decided to have this blog filled with mini reviews.

In my October wrap-up, I’ve discussed a few things about the books I’ve read but failed to give more in depth thoughts.

POINT OF RETREAT by Colleen Hoover

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Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…
Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…

Let’s start with Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. I read the first book, Slammed, a few months back and totally enjoyed it. It took me over a month before I got the chance to read Point of Retreat. But I totally enjoyed it, except for those parts that made me cry and all. We all know how every CoHo books do to us!

Though there are times when I find it too cliche and all, but that’s my own opinion. I also sometimes find Layken annoying but I guess that’s how Colleen pictured her. But I salute her for being so strong all throughout the problems.

I cannot wait to read the next book. I might buy the book first or listen to the audio book instead.

ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa dela Cruz

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Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that’s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon’s eye: the key to true darkness and the villains’ only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it…who will it be?

RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa dela Cruz

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There’s no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven’t exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren’t nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be.

But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can’t help feeling comfortable in their old hood—and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Isle’s core, they’ll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.

I’m going to review the two together since both are in one series.

You might have already learned that the reason why I read the books is because I was having a Descendants hangover. I watch the two movies too much and was finding other ways to read or watch more about Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay. So I didn’t expect that the book would be as great and as entertaining us the movie. It was easier to read the book because I can imagine Dove Cameron as Mal, and so on.

I love the fact that the book acts as fillers for the movies or the other way around, which ever way you see it. It’s nice to see the friendship of the main characters develop. I didn’t expect that they started not being friends and that through the course of the first book, they have develop a friendship that is somehow difficult to break. I love that despite their differences, they were all able to build a strong friendship.

I really love the plot in the first book. It’s nice to see how things work in the Isle of the Lost compared to Auradon. It’s really made me love the world more. It made me watch the movies more than I intend to. I love their little adventure in search for Maleficent’s staff and it somehow made them think twice about who they truly are. And it’s cool.

I also love the plot in the second book. It shows their real struggle of being good or following their parent’s foot steps. But I’m glad they chose to follow their hearts.

LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket — a gifted inventor — steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

It took me months before I got the chance to read the second installment of Anna and the French Kiss. And how I wished I read it sooner.

I really enjoyed this book. I kinda like Lola even if she’s super weird and all. But she made the whole story worth it. And Cricket is such a cutie! I used to not like him at first but as things got more interesting, I’ve grown to like him. Though there are times that I wished he showed himself more to his family, especially that he has a great talent in building things.

I knew that St. Clair and Anna would have a cameo but I didn’t expect it to be that long. It’s like they are a part of the entire story. I hot no complains though.

I like that Stephanie created a very good reason why Anna and St. Clair are in San Francisco instead of Paris. Such a brilliant way of making the books connect.


That’s the end of my mini reviews. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope it interest you to read the books mentioned if you haven’t.

I got full reviews coming your way, so stay tuned. I’m back with my reading game!

Thank you and til next update.

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BOOK REVIEW: Nowhere To Run by Jeanne Bannon

Hello Bibliophiles!!! I’m back once again with another review. The author was looking for reviewers to review this book by giving the reviewers with $5 to purchase the book in Amazon. I was willing to accept her offer because I find her book really interesting. I fell in love with the plot right away.

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Author: Jeanne Bannon

Format: Kindle

Published: October 2nd 2017 (first published in 2014)

Publisher: Blueberry Hill Press

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synopsis

What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier—a woman of beauty and substance—tops the sheriff’s list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason. Dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is only circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O’Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily’s trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, yet when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, everything begins to come apart.

Aiden’s torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect, with a great big fat motive. Except something’s not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they’re screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with far more to hide than first appeared. With little left to lose, Lily decides to stand her ground, and staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up—and it’s Lily’s gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?

my thoughts

Before anything else, I would like to thank the author for trusting me in reviewing her book as it is republished. Thank you so much!

This book really reminds me so much of the TV show I love watching.  The premise of both this book and the TV show are so alike that I enjoyed the book so much. I really love the mystery in this book. And also the entire premise of the book. I enjoyed every chapter that gives so much detail and ends up making you question who really killed who.

Just one murder incident and the town is going around blaming people. But in this case, the sister of the victim is the principal suspect because someone saw her with a gun, her gun! So it’s clear that she was responsible of the murder.

*beware of spoilers*

Aside from the mystery in the murder of Sara, I love the tension between Lily and Aiden. I liked that despite what other people are saying about Lily being the murderer, Aiden didn’t believe them one bit. He is determined to know who the true murderer.  I liked the fact that Aiden wasn’t blinded by the rumors circulating the town. It’s nice that he decided to get to know Lily first before accusing her of murder.

I didn’t like how things went during the cabin scene, I hated that someone has to die but he was an awful person, so it’s not much of a lost. But it’s awful to know that the daughter of the guy her sister had an affair with was responsible of everything. I pity her for being too much of a daddy’s girl. She begs for her father not to leave them even though it’s clearly her father’s fault why every clue leads to their family.

I think I’ve said too much, so if you are interested to read this amazing book, check it out. Got a few links to where you can find them above.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

I’m back with another review for you. This is an over due review because I got a copy of this book way back last year and I only have gotten to read it just this month. Which believe me, is not the best thing ever if you want to review books for authors. From now on, I’ll be doing my best and get my reviews up on time. I no longer what to be the reviewer that takes forever to read and review a book. Though I am still a student, a college student to be exact. I don’t have the most free time because being a Junior student is no joke! We have unlimited school work to do!

Okay enough with the chitchat! Let’s head onto the review.


Title: The Red Sun (Legend of Orkney #1)

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Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: Spark Press

Published: August 4th 2015

Format: Paperback (review copy)

Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Middle Grade

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synopsis

After meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his father is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin.

“The Red Sun” is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams. It follows Sam to the realm of Orkney where witches, wraiths, and other menacing creatures cause serious peril to the unsuspecting Sam. Now, it’s up to him to save his friends and all of Orkney from a cursed red sun. Can a young witch girl named Mavery help him?

Drawing on Norse mythology, this fantastical story will enthrall middle grade and tween readers with a taste for adventure. As Sam grapples with dark and dangerous elements from his past and confronts his own simmering anger over long ago events, “The Red Sun” sears with wild imagination and breathtaking moments. Follow “The Red Sun” for the high-flying magical ride of your life.

my thoughts

Before anything else, I’d like to thank Alane Adams for sending this book my way for an honest review. Thank you so much!

I never thought I would love Norse Mythology as much as I love it right now! I’ve never the kind of person who enjoys mythologies. I honestly don’t have the full idea about Greek or Roman Mythology because myths are just not my thing. But because I decided to try to read genres that are not what I usually read. I came across this book and I am glad the author was kind enough to send this book.

The book is said to be Percy Jackson meets Norse Mythology. I honestly haven’t read Percy Jackson, but I’ve seen the movie already. (And I know what you’re thinking right now. The movie doesn’t compare to the actually book. Don’t worry, I’ll get to it soon enough. I’m not too old for any middle grade books.) I like the fact that I would get more idea about Norse Mythology and the world of Orkney.

I love how the world building is not boring. World building tend to be boring because there are just too much information. You need to process everything first before you can proceed. The way Alane wrote it was on point. I didn’t have trouble understanding the world of Orkney. I also didn’t have to struggle too much with imagining who the place or location looks like.

I also love the character of this book. Although it’s kinda cliche that the main character is a victim of bullying and all, but then again he wasn’t the main target of bullying. Instead, it was his best friend who gets bullied almost all the time, which I believe is a such a breather from all those cliche books. I also love the fact that the lead female character has a strong soul even if she doesn’t have any magic in her blood.

All in all, I love the book. I’ll have more of my thoughts on the next book.

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8348634Alane Adams grew up in an old Quaker town called Whittier in Southern California. Adams attended Whittier High School and was active in every possible sport including basketball (proudly claiming the nickname Breakaway Adams!) and swimming and diving. For college, Alane attended the University of Southern California where she wanted to be an English major, but family convinced her to become an accountant to help run a family business. After spending the next few decades helping to build one of the largest recycling companies on the West Coast, Alane left the family business behind to pursue her writing career. Before launching into writing full-time, Alane began teaching full-time at a local university. Finally, the Legends of Orkney series was born when her then 12-year-old son challenged Alane to write a book he could read. She hasn’t stopped writing since that day.

Alane’s favorite books include any story involving folklore, fantasy and fairytales. When Alane is not writing or teaching, she is hanging out with her three boys, each who have grown up having adventures to rival those of her characters.

Find out more at: www.AlaneAdams.com

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

Here is another review of yet another Colleen Hoover book! Surprise! Surprise!


Title: November 925111004

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Published: November 10th 2015

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Format: Audio book and E-book

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Synopsis

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Review

I read a few chapters of this book awhile back but never got the chance to push through. The audio book I was listening to back then was cut short, that’s why I never got the chance to continue it until now.

Just like the rest of Colleen Hoover’s books, I didn’t read the synopsis, until today.  The only think I know about this book is the fact that every significant events in her life happened in November 9.  Like that was it, nothing more nothing less.  I was glad I never got spoiled because this book has been out for so long now.

I really like the premise of this book.  As much as it may seem obscure that Fallon and Ben would only meet once a year, but I find it cute and challenging.  It is indeed a challenge to restrain yourself from contacting someone that you’re developing feels to.  I know for sure, if I was in that situation I would go insane. Just even the thought of it makes me insane.

Colleen Hoover has done it again! I cried hard! It broke my heart! It made me cry again! My heart was back together and got broken again and again because of how amazing and painful this book is. Like, are you mad?! Are you mad for playing with my heart over and over again?! But you’re the only person I would let my heart be played because at the end of the day (or in this case, book), I would be able to learn not to trust my heart with anyone that I would be temporary in my life.  Your books definitely make me think about life better than before.

*spoilers ahead* *if you haven’t read the book, avoid this review from this point onward or until you see a line of red!*

So, back to the actual plot of the book, I was shocked that Ben was the reason Fallon’s Dad’s house was on fire. All along, Ben and Fallon was connected in a sense even way before they meet at the restaurant.  It was mind blowing! Like who would have thought that Ben was responsible for Fallon’s burns and lost of confidence. I feel sorry for both of them.  I hated the fact that Fallon was so drawn to Ben, and Ben was hiding a huge secret from her. It breaks my heart to know about all it.

I used to hate Fallon’s dad for being so distant and cold towards Fallon.  And the fact that she was blaming her dad for what had happened to her a year ago.  But when I learned that he totally forgot about her because the person he loved, not Fallon’s mom but Ben’s mom, committed suicide.  So I don’t blame him for forgetting about Fallon. Oh well, at least everything turned okay for both Fallon and her dad after a years.

There are just too much of heart breaking scenes in this book.  One of which is the fact that Ben’s brother died prior to the birth of his child.  It broke my heart because that’s the most heart whelming thing that could happen to a father but he missed it and would never see this son grow up.  Another one is the fact that Jordyn, Ben’s sister-in-law, was in a relationship with Ben.  He revealed everything to Fallon by the sixth November 9. It was heart breaking to Fallon, and I felt her pain while I was reading the book.  But the most heart breaking one was when Fallon was reading book Ben has written over the past 6 years.  It was the most beautiful and the most painful book someone could have written and read.

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I certainly adore CoHo’s writing style and her books in general! I can’t wait to read more of her work. Next up is the Slammed Trilogy!

★★★★★


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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Hello Bibilophiles!

I’m back with yet another review for you. I was in an audio book mood over the past few weeks this month.


Title: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour7664334

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: May 4, 2010

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Road trip

Format: Audio book and E-book

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Synopsis

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

Review

I really enjoyed reading this book. I heard do much about this book back when I just started bookstagramming. People kept sharing how amazing and fun it was. I tried not to get into detail with their thoughts to avoid spoiling myself.

So it took me over 2 years before I got the courage to finally read the book. And did I tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. Plus I got to listen to the audio book while I was reading. It made me finish the book quicker than I used to.

I really love Morgan Matson’s way of writing. The details she put into them are not overwhelming. She makes reading fun and easy. I just love her writing style.

The main culprit why I love and enjoyed the books is the fact that I got to see the different states of USA without leaving my bed. Hahaha. It may sound farfetched but it’s true. Bookworms would totally agree with me. I really love books that take me to other places I’ve never been to. It makes feel like I was there with them, which makes everything single moment reading the book amazing.

I also fell in love with how Amy and Roger fell with each other. I love the fact that being in each other’s company for days made them learn about each other more. It wasn’t the cliché insta-love. It took time before their feelings for each other developed. I also love that they took the detour instead of following Amy’s mom’s plan. It makes you feel rebellious in a sense. It makes you want to be independent even just for a few days. As much as it’s kind of disrespectful to her mom, at least she was able to experience what her father wants her to experience when he was still living.

This book I rated with five stars because it made me cry! Books that make me cry are definitely worth the 5 star rating. But I still have to consider the whole plot before actually giving it a five. Also books with family issues then them getting out of it together is definitely an A for me!

I can’t wait to read another book written by Morgan Matson soon.

Rating

★★★★★

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That has been my review of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. I hope you enjoyed it. And thank you so much for reading.

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