Monday, 29 June 2015

MANIC/MAYHEM MONDAY: Book Quotes!

Heyy guys!! Hope you're all well :) I'm not :( The reason I haven't posted for aaaaggggeeeessss is because I've been in hospital. If you missed me/my posts, then you rock! 😍
P.s. All those who follow me on WeHeartIt and Twitter, that's why I've been spamming y'all with 5SOS (boredom led to me discovering that EPIC band..yep, I'm that girl now)
Clichè as it sounds, I feel a bit better blogging! 😁

So I've got nothing much planned and I'm doing this on my phone. 
*Two minutes later* (I know, I'm a sucky blogger)
I will list some of my fave book-related quotes for a little bit of insp on this manic Monday :))
"Fairytales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten" ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline
"There is no friend as loyal as a book" ~Ernest Hemingway
"IT is what you read when you don't have to that will determine what you will be when you can't help it" ~ Oscar Wilde
"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe" ~Madeleine L'Engle
"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry" ~Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on" ~Robert Frost
"Tears are words that need to be written" ~Paulo Coelho

That's it from me! Hopefully this made your Monday better (even though, in most time zones, work/school is over lol). If not, then I hope it at least made you feel a little better or shine brighter. 

As always, comment below, letting me know of any suggestions from you <3

Byeeee for now,
Stay Beautiful and Bookish xox

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Greetings!
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.
[From Goodreads]

Amazing. In a word, this novel was amazing. There'll be no formal introduction for this post, for all those regulars wondering, as I need to address the feels straight up- no sugar coating. 

If you're unaware of my undying yet shameless love for this series, then click herehere, here, here, and here. Take your time; I'll be waiting right here :)

This epic novel followed badass Eadlyn (eed-lin) Shreave, the product of my bae Maxon Schreave with my homie America Singer. And omg moment of silence for the mini-Maxons: Ahren, Osten and Kaden. Eadlyn for sure has some America attributes what with her being VERY stubborn. The badassery of Ms Schreave begun when the Selected that she didn't want past like day two were excused with just the flick of her finger. 
''Blakely, isn't it?'' ''Ye-'' His voice squeaked and he started again. ''Yes, Your Highness.'' ''When we met, you couldn't stop staring at my breasts.'' His face went pale, as if he seriously thought he was so subtle no one would notice. ''Make sure you get an equally satisfactory look at my backside as you leave.'' 
At first, Eadlyn was sliiiightly annoying but I could deal with her because I saw parts of myself in her =) Then, to further persuade me to chill with Eadlyn and her killer thoughts, this happened:
Who's not gonna listen to Queen Kiera Cass??

Before we go in too deep, let me contradict the blurb on the back of my own:
Pardon the bad picture quality but it says something along the lines of 'Eadlyn is ready to find her own love in the Selection'. Ohhhh, honey could you be more wrong? Eady is defo not ready and is in fact only participating to keep the rebellious Illeans (?) at bay. 

I really enjoyed Eadlyn's character. So many people- myself included, but only at the beginning- wanted her to be a symmetrical copy of the America we all know and love and ~SPOILER ALERT~ are praying for with our dear lives

The events! Dude, the events in this novel knocked those from the Selection out of the window!!(Is that even the expression?? :/) They were magical. We've got...
  • EADLYN COOKING WITH HENRI! She'd never been in the kitchen before then annndddd Henri is a chef in his own right
  • THE BASEBALL GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Compare it to Twilight all you want, but the baseball game between half of the Selected, Eadlyn and MAXON AND AMERICA (wherein Maxon struck out, bless him) was GOLD
  • THE TALENT SHOW! The other half of the Selected were being goofy and adorable whilst trying to please Eadlyn and *shocker* it worked. “Welcome to the first ever Selection Variety Show, starring a bunch of losers competing for your attention.” 
  • The end chapter- more specifically, that event- that thing that happened, that thing that I am in denial about. No, it wasn't pleasant to read or to imagine in my tangled maze/mess of a mind but it was a 'make or break' moment for Princess Eadlyn Schreave.
Moreover on the point above, the ending was fierce, it showed a change to our heroine, but I was expecting more unfortunately. Eadlyn did change for the better but we STILL DON'T KNOW WHO SHE EVEN REMOTELY LIKES, aside from the obvi: Kile Woodwork (yeh, Marlee's son #StarcrossedOrWhat), Henri and his translator- who is not a part of the Selection- Eric/Eikko (btw is it pronounced Echo?? Like there was no Elite (is there a male pronoun for the Elite???)
Also, ashamedly, I don't even know many any of the names or personalities of the Selected other than Kile, Leeland and Henri...and there's 35/- of them.

Aside from those  mishaps, you'd be a fool not to applaud Cass for getting so much drama, fun and actual content into one book, stuff she wrote that spanned out in three books. 
With only one more Selection novel left, I'm curious to see how Eadlyn, the ice princess, will melt. 

OML and for you Maxerica fans (join me), let's rejoice at the fact that THEY ARE STILL GOING STRONG! So much so that Maxon let America redecorate his room, A.K.A. the only place where he felt everything was his. #DefinitionOfLove

This book was written in Eadlyn's POV and her thoughts are something else...
It was a pleasure to be in her Cinderella shoes ;]

Let's talk #Keadlyn 
Okay, so contrary to what I originally thought, Eadlyn did allow herself to open to a few (and I stress 'few') guys. One is particular- that I am rooting for- is the oh, so adorably hot and starcrossed brother-sister hatred turned spicy romance between Eadlyn Schreave and Kile Woodwork. 
So it started out as a publicity stunted make out sesh that turned into...more passionate make out sessions. I SHIP IT HARD!

Comment below telling me which suitor you'd like Eadlyn to be with..and/or which one YOU'D like to be with! :p

One thing(s) that is important and needs to be addressed is Sexism/Feminism/Stereotypes. The heroine in this novel was a very admirably independent young woman. She is tough and only breaks down behind closed doors and thinks she doesn't need a man. Then, she's almost attacked by one of her suitors. Which deeply contrasts to Maxon not being attacked by any of his Selected girls. Furthermore, Eadlyn is saved by a BOY...but I feel like even a maiden GIRL would've have saved her, anyone when in that situation. 
So, pardon the pun, but this novel downplays the 'knight in shining armour coming to save you'.
PROPS TO HER TWIN BRO AHREN- 'Stop holding everyone at bay, Eadlyn. You can be brave and still be femimine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most important, you can be queen and still be a bride.' 
And the time Ahren punched the guy for almost trying to harm Eadlyn. 
These thoughts came to light when I saw a Tumblr post by Kiera Cass (which took me AGGGGES TO FIND), addressing this very thing. 
This book, I feel, empowers women.
But then I think 'Nylah, GTF a life and stop over thinking and over analysing this work of fiction'. #IAmMyOwnWorstEnemy -_______-

MY FAVOURITE QUOTES
  • ''It's complicated, Kile.'' ''I'm a very intelligents person. Explain.''
  • ''Kile Woodwork, do you want to kiss me?'' He let out a whistle. ''Not shy at all, are you?''
  • Henri really wants it, doesn't he?'' Erik shook his head. ''There is no 'it'. He wants you.''
  • I held it in, keeping the brave face I'd always been taught to have. No one could know how much that hurt.
  • ''I don't want to think. Just kiss me.''
  • ''...words are weapons. They are all you need.''
  •  I only have one heart, and I'm saving it.
★ ★ ★ ★  4 stars!!
Long story short...
Would I read it again?
Totally!
Would I recommend it?
Yepp! 
Would I be caught wandering (and being saved by the book guy) in this world in my dreams? 
 Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!!


That's it from me- see you next time!! :D Don't forget to comment below telling me which suitor you'd like Eadlyn to be with..and/or which one YOU'D like to be with :)

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Stay Beautiful and Bookish,

Sunday, 14 June 2015

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: The Offer by Karina Halle || TEASER + EXCERPT

Heya! Happy Sunday (maybe I'm being sarcastic). If you're Sunday is going dismal, allow me to make it better! I'm going to be giving YOU some top-notch info about Karina Halle's The Offer. It comes out today! Trust me when I say the cover is breathtaking.
But first-


Goodreads summary + cover
She thinks he's an arrogant playboy.
He thinks she's an uptight prude.
But he's about to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Nicola Price used to have it all – a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection and an apartment in one of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola’s perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. And stays that way.

Now, Nicola is the proud single mom to a five-year old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment and all the men she dates run when they hear she comes with a child. She’s struggling and scared – and nowhere near where she thought she’d be at age thirty-one.

Her saving grace comes in the form of a tall, handsome and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. It’s pretty much the perfect deal, so as long as she doesn’t mind living beside Bram, a man that, despite his generosity, seems to antagonize her at every turn.

But nothing in life is free and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought.

She might just lose her heart.

                                               Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble...


Oh haiiii Derek bae!! (From Teen Wolf)
EXCERPT

When reality starts to fade in a bit, I find myself being walked to the door of my apartment building, my arms draped over both Kayla and Steph. We go up the stairs and now I’m standing in front of my door, wobbling back and forth, trying my hardest to look as sober as possible.
Steph goes to knock on the door but it’s already open. I guess we are being loud, giggling, in the hallway.
Bram looks at the three of us and my God is he a sight for sore eyes.
“We brought her home,” Steph says, motioning with her hand for Bram to get out of the way, “your shift is over.”
“No,” I tell them as they shuffle me inside. “He can stay.”
I know the three of them are exchanging a look over my head.
“I’ll make sure she goes to bed,” Bram explains. “No funny business, I swear.”
“Pinky swear?” Steph says and I turn to see her holding out her pinky to him. “You know I don’t break those.”
Ugh, Steph and her damn pinky swears. She wouldn’t even be married to Linden if it weren’t for one.
But Bram does a pinky swear with her.
“No funny business,” Steph warns him.
“Good thing I’m not funny!” I yell as I flop down on the couch. The room is beginning to spin.
“Nic, that was, like, five minutes ago,” Steph says. She reaches over the couch and pats my head. “Do you want us to undress you because Bram’s not allowed.”
“No one undresses me but me!” I yell, throwing my fist up into the air.
“Have fun with her,” Steph says to Bram. “And remember, she’s untouchable. Don’t make me make your brother punch you in the junk or something.”
Bram makes a scoffing noise. “Last time he tried to do that, I got him back good. You just ask him what happened on January 16th, 2005 and why he’ll never eat pudding again.”
“I mean it,” Steph threatens and I hear her and Kayla leave and the door closing.
I close my eyes too. Drift away for a moment. The spinning has stopped and there’s a beautifully cool breeze wafting over my skin.
“I’m not supposed to touch you,” Bram’s gruff voice says and when I open my eyes, he’s crouched in front of me, a lock of dark hair over his forehead. His face is shadowy in the dark, the only light now being from my bedroom behind him.
“That’s okay,” I mumble into the couch. “You can touch me. I say it’s fine.”
“How about I bring you something to sleep in? Do you have a favorite nightshirt? I always see you in that top that your nipples try and poke right through.”
“No, not the nipple shirt.”
He goes to get up. With a lazy hand, I grip his shirt. “Don’t leave. I’m fine here.”
“I can’t imagine you being comfortable.”
“I’m drunk. Everything is comfortable. Except I wish I had a cheeseburger. I would eat it and use it as a pillow. Or maybe use it as a pillow and then eat it.”
“I see.”
I raise my brow at him. “You just want to go through my underwear.”
“Oh, I’ve already gone through your underwear.”
“Lies.”
“I wore them on my head and danced around your apartment.”
“Did you really?” I ask, totally serious.
“Come on,” he says grabbing my forearms. “If you want to sleep in your clothes, that’s fine. But I’m bringing you to your own bed and taking off your shoes.”
“Can you brush my teeth too? I need clean teeth.” I let him pull me to my feet and I pitch to the left, heading right for the coffee table. But I’m in his arms, his capable arms, and he’s holding me to him.
“You have capable arms.”
“You have an exquisite arse,” he responds and half leads me, half drags me out of the living area and into the bedroom.
“I like the way you say arse,” I say with a giggle, exaggerating his accent. “I like the way you say everything.”
“I’m glad, because I foresee a lot of arse talk in the future.”
“Yeah, yeah.” I try and swat him away. “All talk and no arse pinching.”




About the author
With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.




Be sure to check this novel out- that cover tho...Seriously, CANNOT STOP staring at it. 
  • This is a New Adult (NA) novel, usually requiring readers from 17 years onwards
  • It is a standalone novel- all the more reason for you to invest your heart- and money- in it! It will be worth it!
Right! That's it from me. I shall see you next time you pop along back here on 'Always Falling for Book Boys'. 
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Byeee!! Love you lots and stay beautiful and bookish! Xoxo
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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Bridesmaid Blues by Boone Brux

Hey guys!! Guess whose just read their first New Adult novel? Me!!! And it was EPIC! And it was an ARC.
I'm going to be reviewing Bridesmaid Blues by Boone Brux. Woaahhh at that alliteration! Let's get started! 

Goodreads summary + cover:
25641197Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend’s wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor—Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani's ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she’ll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There’s just one problem – the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn’t. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she’s being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he’s determined to find out what…
 


GENRE: Romance, New Adult (NA), 
AUTHOR: Boone Brux
PUBLISHER: Entangled Lovestruck
SOURCE: eARC, NetGalley

PAGE NUMBER: Not sure :/ Sowwy!
RELEASE DATE: June 30th 2015

I recieved this ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley/the publisher (Entangled)
So this novel was an amazing, light yet heavy (and steamy!) read. It revolves around Dani, who is a book editor (#BestJobEver) and the maid of honor of her bestie Roxy's wedding with Kyle. Kyle's bestie is a bad boy (who rides a motorcycle- need I say more :D) called Jamie...who just so happens to be Dani's ex. What's more is that because of Jamie's commitment issues (which is what broke up him and Dani) Roxy asks Dani to keep him away from Kyle until the wedding. Then, after resisting multiple times (good for you, girl!), they agree to be...friends with benefits.

Yes, this novel is somewhat stereotypical, but hey! We could all do with some genuine lovey-doveyness from time to time. And, straight-up, it was a really good book! And it ended too soon for my liking (is there going to be a sequel?). 

My new OTP (..perhaps Jani or Damie- let me know in the comments) are SO CUTE! I love them. It's like unrequited love and skinny love and then just BOOM! they're hooking up..in great detail too- Bravo for the vividness, Ms Boone. Like dude, they do it on the hood of a car and in the private bathroom of their friend's wedding rehearsal...amongst other places ;)
They go to a tour of Seattle (their hometown) and Dani scares him then he scares her. If that's not enough, HE CONSTANTLY BUYS HER FOOD AND COMPLIMENTS HER AND IT IS AMAZING AND I'M JUST HERE DYING FROM LONELINESS. 

A con that I must point out are that it wasn't always clear when the actual wedding was as there were so many rehearsals! So there was a slight lack of clarity there (although I genuinely guessed that it was at the end lol). And wherever Dani and Jamie went, his parents would just pop up and I found myself thinking Jeez, how small is this town?
Also, and this may or may not be a con, but we actually didn't get clear descriptions of what Dani and Jamie. Everyone else, yes. But the most we got from these two were that Dani had tan skin. Was her hair long? Did Jamie have a beard? Maybe I'm just being picky or overly dependent on full-length descriptions of the protagonists. This is, however, quite good as it allows the mind to wander and wonder further...which I think is great.

Bottom line is that if you enjoy the good girl (who hasn't been caught, ammirite? lol) and a bad boy and exes and steamy sex and AMAZINGLY WITTY FORE-PLAY then this is your type of novel. 

It was written in third person, following both Jamie and Dani but mainly Dani. I'll admit that I sometimes wished it was written in first person, dual POVs but that was probably due to personal preference and the fact that many books I read are in first person, so this is not a fault of the novel.
The use of words was immaculate- I found myself constantly highlighting a word to see the meaning (and I got an A in English! LOL).
Oh, and that cover..AMAZING
There is a slight profanity issue...not necessarily swear words (you've got the occasional sh*t)- it's mainly dirty words, so that's something to consider. 

I really enjoyed the dynamic. Like it was about a group (ageless) friends who had each other to lean on and it was amazing. I feel like, as lonely as this sounds, that I can return home to Seattle through these pages whenever I'm alone or sad and if I need to see Jamie ;)

★ ★ ★ ★  4 stars!!

Long story short...
Would I read it again?
Totally!
Would I recommend it?
Yepp! To anyone with a heart ;)
Would I be caught wandering (and being saved by the book guy) in this world in my dreams? 
 Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!!

Overall, this was a fabulous read and Jamie Kingsland is my most mature book boyfriend. Welcome to the Nylah ship, Jamie! Dani, we're a bit crowded, sorry.


About the author
Boone is a bestselling author in both fantasy and series romance. She began writing in an attempt to ward of the slow decomposition of her mind while being an at-home-mom of twin toddlers. It soon became clear that storytelling was her true calling.
Her books range from epic fantasy, full of hot heroes and demons, to humorous urban fantasy, where hockey moms are grim reapers and Greek gods live next door. Though she loves writing romance, Boone prefers stories where she gets to blow something up or kill somebody.
She calls Alaska home and lives there with her husband, daughters, rescue dog, Oreo, and Velma Underfoot, a black cat who rules the house.



Characters

Dani is our main gal. Jamie breaking up with her shattered her but generally, she was a good protagonist and I enjoyed her tale :)
Jamie is the bad boy with commitment issues. He was a joy and a half! BOYS LEARN FROM HIM. He was mischievous and rode a motorbike...AKA my kind of guy
Roxy was a babe. She's Dani's bestie and the bride to be. Let's call her the Fairy Godmother...
Kyle was..nice. But I feel like we didn't hear his voice or see his spine (metaphorically, of course). 
Price and Linc were hard for me to distinguish. I know one was Joya's crush and the other was the drunk flirt.
Joya is Kyle's sister and very cheerful.
Kinni. Again, I couldn't really remember many of her traits.
Jamie's parent's were horrible, separated and stereotypical...but joyous to read.
Sonja. Sonja, Sonja, Sonja. She was the ghost of Jamie's past who was menacing and horrible and a Barbie lookalike lol. 

My favourite quotes
*Only some- wouldn't want to ruin it for you..although I think I went overboard ;)
  • He acted as if wedding were a plague that could be caught. Jerk.
  • No. Your heart can't take it. Jamie bad.
  • Murdering her best friend had been added to her to-do list.
  • Yeah, she was definitely going to murder the bride. 
  • ''What's going on? You're using your cartoon princess voice again.''
  • ''Yeah, sure, I'm great.'' Yup, that was her mantra, and she was sticking to it. But she wasn't. 
  • He's forgotten how being around her was like being in the eye of a hurricane.
  • ''If it helps- you were.'' She lowered her hand and shook her head. ''Were what?'' ''Good in bed.''
  • Love was a lie, happy endings a fantasy.
  • Her stomach erupted with a protest of hunger. ''We're all finished here,'' Adam said. ''Good thing.'' Jamie pivoted to face her. ''I think I need to feed her.''
  • ''Shit.'' The bell tinkled when the door opened, and she glanced over. Shit was right. 
  • Food: it was like a balm for the soul- and cushion for her thighs if she wasn't careful.
  • ''Scared?'' ''Cautious.'' He took the flashlight from her. ''I'm never scared.'' What a load of crap. The boy was terrified of commitment.
  • ''Hot.'' Kinni fanned herself. ''So hot,'' Roxy added. ''So gay,'' Joya corrected. ''Totally gay,'' Dani agreed.
  • ...her body was wideawake. It was her spirit that was exhausted.
  • ''Ifyou don't want to lose her again, I suggest you grow a set of balls, tell your daddy to piss off, and go win back the only woman who has really ever loved you, and-'' She pointed her finger to the ceiling like some kind of evangelist. ''Who you love, too, idiot.''
  • ''I want to be the shoulder you hide your face against during a horror movie''...''And the rock that protects the punishing waves of life.''

Hugggeeee thanks to YOU for sticking with me to all the way down here- you rock! I hope you enjoyed my review and if you're interested in Bridesmaid Blues then here are some links to preorder it!
Amazon
Barnes and Noble Also, huge thanks to Entangled and Ellie McMahon for providing me with this ARC and for trusting me with my Advanced Reader's Copy :)

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Stay Beautiful and Bookish,

Friday, 12 June 2015

COVER REVEAL: Intransigent by Cameo Renae


Hello my loves! Happy Friday to you. To top of the best day of the week, I will reveal the cover of Cameo Renae's Intransigent rn,
Let's begin!!

Here's the cover!!
WOOOWWWW. Doncha agree? :)
Blurb:
Arriving at the new government bunker, things quickly go from bad to worse. I am separated from Finn and my family because of my ability to connect with Arvies through telepathy. Housed with three other Readers—and kept away from the general population—we are given serum injections in effort to enhance our thought transference. The end goal? Thought manipulation. We are considered humanity’s only hope in the war against the Arvy race. With the ever growing threat of an invasion, the government demands results from the Reader program by doling out ultimatums, and using our loved ones against us. But they will not break me.
My name is Abigail Park. I am intransigent.

Here is the full jacket cover!



Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings). 
Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict, loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!
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Buy Links:
ARV-3 (Book #1): http://smarturl.it/r43d0q Sanctum (Book #2): http://smarturl.it/ARV-Sanctum

This cover reveal was hosted by Lady Amber's Book Tours.
Huuuggeee thanks and hugs to Lady Amber/Amber Garcia for
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I will see YOU next time. Remember to comment, letting me know what your favourite Cameo Renae novel and share. I hope you enjoyed!
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Saturday, 6 June 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Torment by Lauren Kate

Hello Beautiful Bookish person!! You're (maybe) here for two reasons:
  1. You want to read a review of Lauren Kate's Torment (#duh)
  2. Or you clicked a wrong link :3 But you're here now! So stay. Please
If you are 2, then my friend, welcome to your new internet nook. Join us *creepy smile, alien emoji*
If you're a 1, then heyyy buddy, say hello to our newbies!
This didn't go as smooth as I wanted it to be, so let's just get into the review)

Goodreads summary + Cover:
How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?


In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future . . . and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened . . . what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies.

GENRE: Romance, Young Adult (YA), Fantasy?
AUTHOR: Lauren Kate
PUBLISHER: Penguin
SOURCE: Paperback! Bought 

PAGE NUMBER: 452
RELEASE DATE: September 28th 2010

It's time for homegirl to tell her backstory on this novel. Here we go (get comfy)
I was in English class like three or four years (so when I was 14ish?) and the teacher told us to pull out a book for ten minutes of silent reading. I had to excuse myself to quickly run to the library to grab a book. When I came back I saw that this girl on my table was reading this book with a gorgeous cover. And she looked so intrigued in it that I was disappointed in myself. I mean I won a certficiate in year 2 for the best reader at the highest level..but somewhere along my somewhat sad childhood (sniff) I didn't read.
Anyways, the book that the girl had was not Torment, but I went to the supermarket with my mum and set my eyes on Torment. And I was captivated by the cover and I dove right in...until I realised that it was the sequel to a book that I hadn''t even read. 

Okay, so yes, this was my first YA book. And it's battered and beautiful in my bookshelf. And it's one of those books that I can read whenever, wherever, on any page- like you can just dive right in at any moment. And that is the excellency of Lauren Kate's writing. (It's written in Luce's POV)


There's one teeny spoiler that I couldn't keep to myself below. It's the big black line. Just highlight over it to view it. At your own risk...

Torment is the second novel in the Fallen series, revolving around the love triangle (no, don't sigh) between Luce, my bae Daniel and my other bad bae Cam. Luce is sent from her reform school in #1 to...another reform school. But the teachers at this school know all about angels and co.- hell, they are angels and demons (idk why I'm speaking in plural when it's supposed to be singular).
Anyways, our girl Luce has a super cool roommate called Shelby and she's got a rebellious-loner vibe going on and convinces Luce to CUT AND DYE HER HAIR (blonde). And Daniel's reaction was gold (so unfortunately I cannot find the quote but when you read it-and you will-you'll laugh and think of that attempted funny girl from that blog). It turns out that...Shelby and Daniel had a one night stand :o
Oh and Miles...sweet, sweet Miles- he has a crush on the already-taken Luce! I mean, Miles? I'm available (yes, people who've already read it, I know who he ends up with).

So the novel is written according to how many days are left of this truce between Cam (baddy) and Daniel (goody). That's appealingly interesting, if I think about it. 

Ooohhhhh and the Thanksgiving dinner where DANIEL GRIGORI PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LUCINDA PRICE AT HER MUM AND DAD'S HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL. I can't...

**I'm aware I'm just blabbing so let me get straight to the point...

Long story short...
Would I read it again?
Sister, please. You don't even need to ask (Yes, if that wasn't clear)
Would I recommend it?
Yepp!
Would I be caught wandering (and being saved by the book guy) in this world in my dreams? 
 Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!!


It's a very good book and you need to read the first novel (obvs) and you need to know: It's going to be made into a movie!!

(Some of) My favourite quotes
  • "I will always catch you when you fall.”
  • “Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. 
  • “Would he find her?
    Without question.
    Would he save her?
    Always.” 
  • “Loneliness in a crowd of people was the worst kind of loneliness, but she couldn't help it.” 
  • “I know nothing. I know no one. I’m lonely. Every time I see you, you’ve put up some new wall, and you never let me in.”
  • “He shone so bright, the sun could have borrowed light from him.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 4.7 stars!!

Questions..
..Are you Team Cam or Team Daniel?
..Is Jeremy Irvine (Daniel in the film) hot or hotter??
..Do you prefer Shelby or Molly?
..CAN I PARTICIPATE IN CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING (whatever that it- please explain below #British) IN THE PRICE HOUSEHOLD WITH ANGELS AND DEMONS?!

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