[amazon_image id=”B07C75P75K” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Love Beyond Opposites (Grad Night)[/amazon_image]
[amazon_link id=”B07C75P75K” target=”_blank” ]Love Beyond Opposites (Grad Night)[/amazon_link]

Very good story! However, it was drug out soooo much! I think the story would be have much better without all the filler fluff. We understood they were attracted to each other and didn’t need it retold over and over and over again!
With that being said, it was a great story. I LOVED that it was an all day event with a small several months/years later chapter.
Each character was great and I enjoyed them.
I’d give this author another go with the hope that the next story isn’t as repetitive with the feels.
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[amazon_image id=”B076N6SRF5″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]This Body Won’t Break (The O-Negative Series Book 1)[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B076N6SRF5″ target=”_blank” ]This Body Won’t Break (The O-Negative Series Book 1) by Lea McKee[/amazon_link]

This was an awesome book!
Loved the premise of the o-negative “orphans”.
Joanna uncovers the real story behind so many orphaned children. With the help of Knox, a familiar looking guard. Joanna befriends many orphans before she and Knox escape…..
Joanna joins a world of rebels set against the government. Lots of spoilers I’m dodging here.
Suffice it to say there are a lot of new characters on the outside world that make this story so awesome.
It is action packed and full of interesting characters and settings.

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[amazon_image id=”1335016740″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Fragile Ordinary[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”1335016740″ target=”_blank” ]The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young[/amazon_link]

Such a good book.
Comet was the perfect character to watch blossom from a shy young lady to a positive and outspoken woman.
While I don’t understand how anyone could parent the way her parents parented, I did like how it made for great scenes. Parents that aren’t around much in stories allow for the characters to do things most parents wouldn’t allow to happen, such as boys staying the night!
And then there was Tobias. Poor Tobias. He started out a bad boy hanging around the wrong crowd. Then he befriends Comet. They made the most perfect friends and eventually couple. Tobias’ cousin throws in some drama and makes the middle of the story drama packed.
Comet’s friends are there to help her through some tough parts.
At the end we are shown two amazing teenagers who were put through a lifetime of challenges but succeed in endurance and love.

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[amazon_image id=”1492657158″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]August and Everything After[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”1492657158″ target=”_blank” ]August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski[/amazon_link]

Loved this book!
Quinn was an awesome character. She was complex and interesting. Her aunt was also very cool.
I loved the guest characters such as her mom, sister, and friend.
Malcolm was an interesting character as well. He has deep rooted issues that rear up and cause issues for him and Quinn.
The music element made this book though. Seeing Q and Malcolm mesh when music was involved was bliss.
The fact that they both had a similiar past issue was good because it gave them a firm topic to lean onto each other.
Of course all books need that dramatic plot twist and this one had it. I did not like this one though. I felt each character overreacted to the extreme and made it just a tad bit hard to enjoy or relate to.
I loved the ending. I will read more by this author.

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[amazon_image id=”1525300423″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Someday, Somewhere[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”1525300423″ target=”_blank” ]Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion[/amazon_link]

A very intense book.
I loved Dom’s character but did not understand her need to lie about herself to Ben. Her best friend was a hoot and I wish I knew his story.
Ben was incredibly intense. I felt so bad for him and his friends and family.
I was super glad about the ending. Not what one would think would happen but it just worked so well.
I would read more by this author.

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Gilded Cage
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James
Del Rey (February 14, 2017) | 368 pages

Procurement

eARC via NetGalley

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 4

Overall: 29/30 A

Title/Cover Bonus: 3

Overall

Very original, multiple points of view with unforgettable characters.

Continue reading…

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And I Darken
And I Darken by Kiersten White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book.
The major thing that I loved was that the story begins at the very beginning of the main character’s lives. Right from birth. This frightened me a bit because I thought maybe this would not progress to their young adult and adult lives. I was wrong and I loved having the whole story!
This book is full of details both in character and surroundings.
My first Ottoman Empire read and I truly enjoyed it.

The relationship between Lada and her younger brother Radu was an odd one. Lada is a special girl. She is a strong willed girl-woman in a man’s world. Thus, she must be brutal and overpowering to stand out among the boys and men of her world. Unfortunately she is more man than that of her brother who is weak and cries too much.

Overall, I found the character progression satisfying. I look forward to another story with these characters.

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The Winner's Crime
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While this was a good book I can’t say that I loved it as much as the first book.
Then again when do we really ever love the second book of a series?

There are several things that happened in this installment that I found very interesting. Such as Arin’s trip East. Kestrel really has her thinking cap on in this book too.

I can say for certain that I dislike the Emperor even more now. I also have a love hate feeling for Kestrel’s father.

I did not like the ending of this book AT ALL.

There is no conclusion what so ever.
Hate endings like this.

I look forward to the next book though.

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Dark Triumph
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. What an amazing book!

I read the first book of this series quite a long time ago.
I hardly remembered what happened in the first book but I knew one thing: I loved it.

This book is no different. LOVE.
Sybella is such a strong character. She endures so much and overcomes everything while retaining who she is. Her family is whacked. WTH is wrong with those men!

Beast, oh Beast. He really steals the show sometimes. I also loved this character. Sybella and he are perfect traveling companions. She plays nursemaid very well.

If you enjoyed the first book you will no doubt love this book too.
If you enjoy historical fantasy you will also enjoy this book. It is full of adventure, historical political issues and alight with humor at perfect times.

I especially loved the author’s closing notes at the end where she justifies some of the terms she used. She also explains the timing of actual historical events that she based this book on. I found it intriguing to learn that such events actually happened!

I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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The Vault of Dreamers
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A great concept. Love this author. I was skeptical about this book about half way through but then realized that I had to have faith in the author.

What a fantastic read!
Highly recommend.

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