Friday, August 30

Blog Tour: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Hey Guys,
As you can probably guess I am so beyond excited to be a part of the blog tour for Jennifer L Armentrout's newest addiction in the breathtaking, addictive Lux series Origin. As you probably know JLA is my favourite author of all time. I just utterly adore her and her work and Origin is probably the best to date. It was phenomenal.

Let me introduce you to my newest favourite book:

Origin (Lux #4)
Jennifer L Armentrout

Published By: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Date Read: August 6, 2013
Genre: YA - Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Source: ARC from Entangled Teen
Format: eARC
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From Goodreads:
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

My Review:
 
**Please Note: There will be spoilers from the previous book in the series. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ OPAL!

"I'd take out an army, burn down an entire city and throw the entire world into chaos if I had to..."

Oh... My... GOD!
What... Did... I... Just... Read?
For the love of all aliens everywhere, this book is without a doubt the most epically awesome book I have ever read it. It is literally heart-stopping!

Jennifer L Armentrout has done it again. I am literally speechless after reading Origin and I think we all know how hard that is to do since I'm a total chatterbox who never shuts up. I am always left reeling after a Jennifer L Armentrout book but Origin blows all the others out of the water. I am seriously still reeling from the goings-on and non-stop action and drama that happens in Origin.

Deadalus have Katy and Daemon will do anything to get her back... even if it means destroying the world in the process. Katy is in the enemies camp and the only way she can survive is to adapt to living there. Some parts of Deadalus don't seem so bad... but can Katy believe them or is everything they say lies to turn her against the Luxen? Katy doesn't know who to trust... and there is an enemy in the midst. Can Daemon and Katy find their way back to each other? And if they do can they stay together against all odds? Because trouble is coming and Daemon and Katy may not be on the same side.

Once again Jennifer L Armentrout's phenomenal writing style sucked me in right from the first page and I could not stop reading until the very end. I was completely enamoured with the story and the characters that I fell in love with two years ago and I still adore them, and freak out over what will happen to them, just as much as when I first met them.

Daemon... oh my word Daemon. Just when I thought I couldn't love you more you proved me wrong. We have already seen many sides of Daemon, Douch Daemon, Cocky Daemon, Sweet Daemon, Romantic Daemon... well prepare to meet Vengeance Daemon and the swooniest Daemon. I mean really my insides were literally a puddle on the damn floor. I mean I have no insides left... Daemon has melted them.

Katy... Katy is without a doubt one of the best characters of all time. I mean she is just epic awesomeness... with her awesome love of books obviously she has always been one of my favourite heroines of all time. Well Origin shows her being totally kick-ass and so strong that no matter what the hell she goes through she is still amazing, strong and keeps going and fighting. She also shows such an incredibly vulnerableness that really makes everyone identify and sympathise with her. She is a true heroine and I adore her.

Jennifer L Armentrout has well and truly proven that she is the Queen of Paranormal and she is not set to give up her crown and top-spot any time soon. Origin is full of non-stop action, heart-melting romance and kick-butt characters. Prepare for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Origin had me giggling and laughing one minute and my heart hurting, crying the next. Jen is the master of emotions in books and her writing really makes you feel everything along with these characters as if it is happening to you.

I absolutely adores every moment of Origin. The ending is a typical Jennifer ending which had my jaw literally on the floor going... WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED! Origin is without a doubt a must-read for everyone. She has well and truly turned the Lux Series into one of the best YA series I have ever read in my life and I cannot wait to read the final installment in this heart-stopping, phenomenal series. I have always said that I loved Jennifer's Covenant Series the best but after the epicness of Origin I can no longer say that. Origin was filled with lots of epic action and drama and was possibly one of the best books I have ever read in my life. Covenant and Lux are officially neck and neck as my two favourite series of all time. Origin is not to be missed under any circumstances. Trust me, you need these aliens and epicness in your life.

"I will keep you safe. I will make sure we have a future to hold on to and look forward to."


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Connect with Jennifer L Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Jennifer's Links:



Thursday, August 29

Blog Tour: Everlast (Chronicles of Nerissette #1)


Hey Guys,
I'm so excited to be on the blog tour for yet another phenomenal book from Entangled Teen. This time Everlast, the first book in the Chronicles of Nerissette series by Andria Buchanan.

Here's a little bit about the book:

Everlast (Chronicles of Nerissette #1)
Andria Buchanan

Published By: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Formats Available: E-Book and Paperback
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From Goodreads:
Allie Munroe has only ever wanted to belong, maybe even be well liked. But even though she’s nice and smart and has a couple of friends, she’s still pretty much the invisible girl at school. So when the chance to work with her friends and some of the popular kids on an English project comes up, Allie jumps at the chance to be noticed. And her plan would have worked out just fine…if they hadn’t been sucked into a magical realm through a dusty old book of fairy tales in the middle of the library. Now, Allie and her classmates are stuck in Nerissette, a world where karma rules and your social status is determined by what you deserve. Which makes a misfit like Allie the Crown Princess, and her archrival the scullery maid. And the only way out is for Allie to rally and lead the people of Nerissette against the evil forces that threaten their very existence

Doesn't it just sound awesome? I cannot wait to read this book and it is definitely on my very immediate 'To-Read-Next' list. Cannot wait.

Buy Everlast:


Now please give a massive welcome to Andria, who is here with an exclusive guest post.

Why I Love Being a Misfit
by Andria Buchanan
I am a misfit. I always have been. I probably always will be. I even have a t-shirt that says Misfit across it. It’s a band t-shirt but the point remains—I have never fit in. My teenage years were filled with that existential angst that only comes from living in a very small town where you didn’t fit in because of xyz reasons.
And between the ages of thirteen and seventeen I hated it. I hated being taller than the other girls. I hated being a size 0 (yeah I know—I used to be seriously stupid). I hated being dark and sarcastic and liking Buffy and preferring long runs by myself to basketball and team sports in a town where beautiful was blonde and smiley and wore a cheerleading skirt. I hated being good at math and science in a place where it was “cute” to complain about how hard our homework was and how pointless math was when you had to go get your nails done.
Then I left the tiny town where I grew up. I went to college. I met people who were just as dark and sarcastic. I met people who loved metal music and thought the idea of running a marathon was cool. I met men—and women—who liked me for who I was and liked that I could go out without high heels on. I got a degree and a job and I got married and I left that small town behind me except for the occasional visit home.
Then I started to write The Chronicles of Nerissette and that required me to think about high school. To remember what being that outsider was like because let’s be honest—I can’t write about what being popular is like. And I remembered that crushing pain of not fitting in. Of being on the outside.


Then I started to casually Facebook stalk the people I’d gone to high school with. And after a brief scan of the popular people’s Facebook pages I realized how lucky I was to have been a misfit. Because most of them are still right there. Still in that small town.
I went home for a visit and I ran into people that I haven’t talked to in over a decade and now—as an adult—I realized how scared they’d all been. How terrified they’d been of not fitting in.
How terrified they’d been of being me. Which was actually pretty stupid. Because you know what being a misfit taught me?
There are scary, horrible things in the world. But for every ugly thing there are 10 beautiful ones. Being a misfit taught me to be brave enough to go out and face the ugly to find the beautiful.
Being a misfit taught me that even though something’s not done—doesn’t mean it can’t be done. So watch me do it. Girl’s don’t major in math and science because it’s too hard—guess what? I’ve got the degrees on my wall that say otherwise.
Being a misfit taught me to be okay on my own. It let me take a job in Germany and spend time bumming around Europe by myself. I’ve seen the sun rise over the Coliseum and fireworks from the top of the Eiffel Tower; I’ve been serenaded by an opera singer in Dublin to convince me to let him buy me a drink. I was kissed by a stranger in Spain and then had a broken conversation in which we both had to apologize because I wasn’t Luisa even though Luisa and I were wearing the same shirt and looked alike from behind.
Being a misfit taught me to be brave enough to go to graduate school, to move all the way across the country to be with the man of my dreams (we’ve been married 10 years now), to quit my job and write stories all day long and hope that people love them as much as I do. Being a misfit taught me to be strong enough to keep writing even when other people don’t love my characters as much as I do.

Being the misfit made me brave. It gave me a world to explore instead of being stuck in a town with two stoplights handicapped by a bucket load of angst about what people might think if I went out on a limb and failed. It made me comfortable to be me—no matter what anyone else said.

 About Andria:

Patricia's a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the backyard that was a perfect spot for reading on summer days. Mixed with too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become a storyteller. After a stint of “thinking practically” in her twenties she earned degrees in Business and Economics and worked for a software firm in southwestern Germany but, her passion has always been a good book. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two wonderful kids and a husband that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to write. When she's not writing she can be found fencing and arguing with her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian is in close second. She's in a distant third. Patricia writes adult Paranormal under the name Patricia Eimer and writes Young Adult books under the name Andria Buchanan.

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Don't Forget to Follow the Rest of the Tour:

Week One:
8/19/2013- BookHounds YA- Interview
8/20/2013- The Happy Booker- Review
8/21/2013- Nick's Book Blog - Guest Post
8/22/2013- Heather Hearts Books- Review
8/23/2013- A Backwards Story- Guest Post
Week Two:
8/26/2013- Musings of a Blogder- Interview
8/27/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review
8/28/2013- TiffanyLovesBooks- Review
8/29/2013- K-Books- Guest Post - YOU ARE HERE
8/30/2013- Mom With A Kindle- Interview

Wednesday, August 28

Early Review: Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles #1)

Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles #1)
Sophie Jordan

Published By: William Morrow Publishing
Publication Date: November 8, 2013
Date Read: August 26, 2013
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC from Sophie Jordan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
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From Goodreads:
Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs.

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…

"You're not any other girl to me. And I think you know that."
 
OH. MY. GOD!
There are seriously no words to explain the extent of just how much I adored this book. I have been a humongous fan of Sophie Jordan ever since I picked up her YA series Firelight and so when I heard that she was writing a NA Contemp I actually squealed. I was so damn excited and I just knew that it was going to be amazing. Imagine my excitement when after emailing Sophie my interest in the Foreplay ARCs that she has spare from a signing and I got an email saying I was getting one. I seriously never imagined I would with my living overseas and everything. When it actually got here I almost cried. Foreplay met all my expectations and flew way above. It was everything I could have imagined and more. I loved every single second of it.

Pepper has been in love with her best friends brother, Hunter, since forever. So when he breaks up with his long term girlfriend this could be Pepper's only chance to get the guy she has wanted forever. But Pepper is inexperienced in... well... everything. She has kissed exactly one guy. She can't flirt and goes bright red at everything. Enter Reece. He is drop dead gorgeous, experienced, a player... everything Pepper wants to show her the ropes. But Reece is nothing like she expected. He makes her heart race just looking at her and her blood runs hotter when she is with him than when she has been near anybody. Pepper is looking for the life she wants... but will she recognise the ones that she needs?

Sophie Jordan is officially becoming one of my favourite authors of all time. I adore her. Her writing style is addictive and right from the first page I literally could not put this book down. I ended up reading it in one sitting in the space of a few hours. If you're going to read Foreplay make sure that you have nothing planned for that day as it will just consume you and you won't be able to do anything but read and read and read until you have finished. Sophie Jordan has well and truly proved that is doesn't matter what age group she is writing for nor which genre she can do it all and she can do so at a phenomenal standard. She is amazing!

Pepper is such an awesome character. I genuinely loved her to pieced. I loved having a heroine that was inexperienced and was a virgin and had only kissed one guy. There are so many books out there where the characters are having sex since they were kids and as much as yes it does happen in our society now it's not the case with all kids so to see a character who was saving herself for when she was in love. I think that just made Pepper special and I loved that.

Reece... well helllllooooo Reece. Right from the moment he appeared I was taken and in love. Who can resist a sweet, yummy bartender? I loved everything about Reece. I loved seeing the smexy side of him that we saw with Pepper and in certain 'lessons' *wink wink* but I just adored seeing that underneath he was the most amazing sweet and king guy who just wanted to make sure everyine was looked after. He is basically the perfect guy... and did I mention he was tattooed... excuse me while I wipe the puddle my organs have become up off the floor!

Foreplay was everything I imagined and more. It was sweet, sexy, funny and heartwrenching. As with a lot of NA Contemporary novels both our characters have troubles pasts and I loved delving into them and seeing them eventually heal from them. Foreplay definitely tugged at my heart strings and I was just so in love with the characters and storyline that I literally couldn't put it down. I have so much love for this book that I just want to hug it to my chest and rock back and forth for a while. It has struck me with a major case of the warm and fuzzies.

Foreplay was perfect in every way. From the perfect characters that you just can't help but love, even the secondary characters (I'm hoping Emerson gets her own book soon), to the perfect storyline and love story. It was incredible and I cannot praise this book enough. Foreplay will have you giggling one moment and drooling the next. If you're looking for a book that will draw you in and take you over for the whole day while you devour it and leave you feeling all warm and fluffy inside then this book is for you. I fell in love and I am keeping this book with me forever. It was utter perfection!

"I love you. I'm fucking IN love with you, but it's all or nothing."

 

Review: Chaos (Kardia Chronicles #1)

Chaos (Kardia Chronicles #1)
Christine O'Neil

Published By: Entangled Teen Ember
Publication Date: August 28, 2013
Date Read: August 25, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal / Mythological
Source: eARC from Entangled Teen Ember
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying—and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keeps an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest of the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.

Right from the moment I first heard of Chaos I really couldn't wait to read it. I a huge fan of Entangled Teen books and have loved pretty much every single one I have read to date so that was enough for me to want to read this book. The bonus? when I read "Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite." I just about squealed. I am such a huge fan of mythology and I adore mythology in novels, particularly greek mythology, so it turned Chaos into a want to read into a must-read for me.

Maggie is different. After being just normal teenage girl suddently if Maggie gets angry she turns into a weapon of mass destruction. She doesn't know how to control it so she does what she can to make sure she doesn't get angry. But then there's Mac Finnegan. The boy who Maggie wants and wants to kill all at the same time. He seems determined to push her buttons as far as he can and make her flip. But why is he so determined to piss Maggie off? Does he know more than he is letting on? And when Maggie is dragged into danger Mac may just be the only one who can save her.

I really enjoyed Chaos. It has lots of things that I love. A strong female protagonist, a dash of romance and lots of kick-ass magical elements. The further I got through Chaos the more I started to enjoy it. It's really intriguing to start with and it kept me guessing for the most part through. The only little issue that I had with it is that I felt that it took quite a long time for hte storyline to start. I was through to chapter 9 or 10 before I felt that the story was really starting. The first 10 chapters kind of felt like a build up and I kind of sat there thinking "okay I'm excited for what I feel is going to start happening but can it kinda just like start already?" Once the story did finally get going I flew through the book. It was an incredible story.

Maggie is without a doubt one of the best female protagonists. I just adore her. She's fun, she's snarky and she's totally kick-ass. She really reminded me of Jessie from Jus Accardo's Darker Days, the other Entangled Teen Ember novel and I'm starting to think is this something to look forward to in all their books? Awesome snarky fun protagonists? If so I am very excited as they are my favourite kind. As well as all those things she was totally kick-ass. Who doesn't love a snarky kick-ass heroine?

Mac... Oh Mac. Mac. Mac. I had such a difficult time liking Mac. I so wanted to love him. He's hot and Irish and I have such a weakness for Irish guys they are just so yummy and their accent? *sigh* But unfortunately for me Mac didn't have the personality to back all of that up. I understand a little why he acted the way he did but seriously? He was just the biggest Douche ever! And not in the fun, flirty I like you but I'm still being a asshole way that makes me still love the character. For me he was just being an asshole for the sake of it. And it was so hard to like him. I started to warm towards him a little in the end but I'm still not a big fan. He has major things to make up for in the second installment of the series to me.

Chaos was a really good start to what is looking to be a really great, mythological series. I enjoyed Chaos a lot, especially the second half. If you want a book that has a good balence of action, mythological magic and romance then Chaos should definitely be on you to-read list. I really enjoyed it even though I felt like it took a little long to get started. I am really looking forward to reading the second one in the series. A great start to a new mythological series.


Tuesday, August 27

Early Review: Finding It (Losing It #3)

Finding It (Losing It #3)
Cora Carmack

Published By: William Morrow Publishing
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Date Read: August 20, 2013
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC from Edelweiss
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life...or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

"If there's anything I learned with you, it's that one more day was never enough."
 
There are seriously no words to explain just how damn excited I was to get an arc of this book. I have been dying to read this one ever since the moment I read Losing It. I know, I know, I didn't actually know Cora was writing this one when I first read Losing It but I loved Kelsey so much I was desperate for her to get her own story. And she did. And it is without a doubt Cora's best book to date. Finding It was genuinely phenomenal. I loved every single moment of it and I could not stop reading.

Kelsey is one lucky girl. Set on the trip of a lifetime, travelling around the world and her parents paying for the whole thing. Kelsey doesn't know what she wants to do. She refuses to believe that because College is over then her best years are behind her. Travelling around Europe and partying up Kelsey is loving life but she is also feeling lonely. Seperated from her best friends Kelsey is doing anything to fill the hole in her heart. Enter Hunt. Jackson Hunt is one fine specimen of man. Nobody can resist him, espeically Kelsey. After a few chance meetings Kelsey embarks on a drink-free trip with the mysterious Hunt. But does Kelsey really know the man she is travelling with? And as sparks fly and the temperature heats up can she really resist what is going on between them?

I loved every single moment of this book! I seriously read it in one sitting. Cora Carmack... I now dub the... the reigning queen of NA Contemporary! She is seriously the best. No other NA Contemp quite hits me and takes me over like Cora's do. Her writing style is faultless. I mean really she is perfect and her writing just obsessed me and I'm seriously like an addict flipping pages and reading as fast as I can because Cora's book is my fix and I seriously cannot get enough!

Kelsey is awesome! I just adore her! I think she may be my favourite Cora girl so far. She is sassy, flirty and just downright awesome. I loved reading about her and her journeys and it made me wanna dump my life and go party it up in Prague or Rome with Kelsey. She is so beyond awesome. The more I read the more of the real Kelsey we get to see. I loved seeing her more vulnerable side and it just made her even more likable to me.

Hunt... Oh. My. God! Now Kelsey might be my favourite Cora girl but Hunt is without a doubt my favourite Cora boy! Garrick, Cade I love you but Hunt has surpassed you both. Right from the hilarious meeting of Hunt I was head over heels in love. I wanna go travelling just so I can find me a Hunt. He is perfection wrapped up in a super hot specimen. I just adored him. He made me fall head-over-heels in love with him and he melted my heart and all my other insides into a puddle of goo at my feet.

One of the things that makes this book phenomenal and the best in the series is not just the heart-stopping romance or the fantastic writing but the backdrop. I absolutely loved that we get not just one exotic country but many. We get from France to Prague, from Germany to Rome and I loved travelling to these fantastic countries and experiencing it all through Kelsey and Hunt. It just made the book unputdownable and so heartstoppingly amazing.

Finding It was hilarious, heart-stopping and breathtaking. It was just phenomenal and one of the best books I have ever read. I loved every moment of it. There are no words to explain just how phenomenal and amazing this book is. There is nothing NOTHING that Cora can write and I won't obsess and fangirl over. I am a fangirl for life and I literally cannot wait to see what she comes up with next. Finding It is without a doubt a literary masterpiece!

"But my only excuse is that I'm crazy about you. And life is not worth living unless I'm with you. You're my adventure. The only one I want to have."


Review: Waking Up Married

Waking Up Married
Mira Lyn Kelly

Published By: Harlequin Kiss
Publication Date: December 1, 2012
Date Read: August 19, 2013
Genre: Adult - Romance
Source: Review Copy from Netgalley
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
Her first thought: "Who are you?"

It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well - a funny, arrogant, sexy...husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible - been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter...no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?

"I don't want a divorce."

"In a choice between breaking my vow to protect my wife and breaking my vow to protect your cousin's 'special day,' you can bet I'll be putting you first every time."
 
When I saw this book was on 'Read Now' on Netgalley I instantly knew I just had to download it onto my kindle to read. Just seeing that cover I knew that it would be something that I would enjoy. I am really into Contemporary Romance novels right now and this automatically screamed 'cute romance' to me. Just what I was looking for. And I was right. This is one of the cute romances that I just love to read. Call me a hopeless romantic but I just find these books so enjoyable and quick to read and Waking Up Married was no change.

Megan never does anything impulsive. She's never had a fling or a one-night-stand. She has a plan. She wants more than anything to be a mother. And hell knows she doesn't need a man to make that happen. But all her plans are thrown out the window when she meets the dashing Connor. He is charming and sexy as hell. But when Megan wakes up next to him, she doesn't even remember who he is. But her and Connor are married and what's more he doesn't want a divorce. Can Megan let go of her plan and find another one? Does she want to? And what if she has actually found the love she is supposed to be with?

Waking Up Married was such a cute book and I ended up reading it in one sitting. It wasn't the best written book in the world but that's okay. I'm not looking for the next bestseller that's gonna blow me away when I'm reading these kinds of books. I want a cute love story and a yummy piece of eye... well written-candy. And that's what I got.

The characters were okay-enough. I loved Connor. He was definitely one of those heros that you need to see past his troubles and the times when he can be an arrogant ass and manipulative. I saw that he really did grow to care for Megan and I loved that. Megan annoyed me a little more. She was just so indecisive. One minute she's all 'yeah let's have a go of the marriage' and the next she's all 'no I don't want you'. Even when it was damn obvious that yeah she was falling in love with Connor she still wouldn't admit it to herself and I ended up getting frustrated saying 'come on make your mind up already.'

Waking Up Married was a uber cute, quick read and I enjoyed it. It's one of those books that you've gotta be in the mood for. You've gotta want to have a quick romance read where you don't care if the characters are annoying you or the writing style isn't the best you've read. You just want to be swept up in the romance and I was. I really enjoyed Waking Up Married and I would definitely read it again if I just wanted a quick read that I could finish while on the train to work or something. It was cute, funny and romantic. Just what I love.

"I love you, Megan. I didn't think it was something I had in me, but that was because I'd never experienced it before I met you.'

 

Monday, August 26

I Still Haven't Read.....


So as most of you know I am totally addicted to Twitter. While on twitter the other day I came across a link to my girl Vi's blog where she featured a series that she still hadn't read yet. I thought this was such a great idea and seriously I have soooo many books I haven't read that I've totally stolen her idea and am going to do a weekly post (on Monday's) that features books I STILL haven't read.





Of Poseidon Series by Anna Banks

#1: Of Poseidon
#2: Of Triton (Haven't Got Yet)
#3: Of Neptune (Out 2014)

A blogger friend bought me Of Poseidon for me for my birthday last year and I still haven't read it. I've heard so many good things about this series so I'm sure I will be getting yelled at soon.

Early Review: The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)
Julie Kagawa

Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Date Read: August 13, 2013
Genre: YA - Urban Fantasy - Fey
Source: eARC from Netgalley
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.

Ever since my good friend Donna from Book Passion for Life bought me The Iron Fey series I have been pretty much obsessed with all things Julie Kagawa. So yes I can thank my Julie fangirling to Donna. Right from the start of The Iron Fey I was obsessed with Julie's amazing writing style and world-building and my obsession has not under any circumstances faded. So when I got the latest installment in The Iron Fey series it's fair to say I was a little over excited. And it 100% did not disappoint. I loved every single moment of it.

Ethan hates the Fey. It doesn't matter than his sister is a Fey Queen he never wants to set foot in that world again. But when his nephew goes missing he is torn back into the world of the Fey and he is enlisted onto yet another super dangerous journey. But the Forgotten Fey are digging their claws further into the world of the Fey. Now it is no longer a question of when Ethan's journeys with the Fey will end but will they all get out of it alive.

Right from the very first page I was drawn back into Julie's phenomenal world of Faery. Julie Kagawa is such a talented author and I couldn't get enough of her stories, characters and incredible action-packed journey. The Iron Traitor was literally unputdownable and I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen in the end.

Ethan is one of my favourite lead male protagonists I have ever read. I felt like he had really grown as a character from the person we met at the beginning of The Lost Prince to who we are following now. He has begun to realise that his life is always going to be entangled with that of the Fey and as much as he hates it there is not much he can do. I loved seeing the protective side of Ethan when it came to Kenzie and how he would do anything to protect her. It is honestly a surprise for me to enjoy this part of The Iron Fey series as I am very much a reader who prefers female points of view to male and for the most part can't really get into books that has only a male point of view but this series is definitey the exception. I adore Ethan.

The Iron Traitor was a phenomenal, heart-wrenching installment in The Iron Fey series. I adored every single moment of it. It's completely action packed that will have you sat on the edge of your seat flying through the pages at lightning speed because you just can't stop reading. I couldn't read this book fast enough as I just needed to know what was going to happen to these characters. Although I just knew bad things were about to happen I just had to know what was going to happen and was sat with bated breath right until the very end.

Julie Kagawa is one of the most talented authors of all time. She is incredible and I just can't get enough of her. Whether it is this Iron Fey series or her darker Blood of Eden series, I just can't get enough and yet again I am dying for her next book. The Iron Traitor will throw you headfirst into a dangerous journey of the Fey and monsters. You will laugh, you will cry and experience every emotion in between. The Iron Traitor is an emotional rollercoaster and the ending will have you needing the final book right now. That is how you do a cliffhanger people. Yet again Julie had me hanging on her every word and reeling from the ending. The Iron Fey series is without a doubt a must read. I loved every single moment of it.


Book Haul

Hey Guys,
Instead of doing Showcase Sunday each week I am going to start and just do bookhauls when I have enough books to show you. Some of you will know that I just graduated from University and I start my new job in a few weeks. I'm super excited however I won't be getting paid from my job until the end of October with totally sucks. That means I won't be buying any books at all until then. I'm not sure how I can go till almost November without buying books :( So I will only be getting books if I am sent them for review or they are gifted to me. So there probably won't be a book haul for a while but I will do them as often as I feel like I can.

I haven't done a book haul for 3 weeks so I have quite a few to show you.

Hardcopies:

Bought:


Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by J Lynn
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

Won/Gifted:

Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan
Stolen Night (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
Exiled (Protector #1) by MR Merrick
^Thanks to Sophie Jordan, Tyler @ The Reading Pile and Natalie @ Book Lovers Life


For Review:


Briar Rose by Jana Oliver
Blue Remembered Earth (Posiedon's Children #1) by Alastair Reynolds
^Thanks to MacMillian Publishing and Gollancz Pubishing

 

E-Books:

Bought:


Blood Rule (Dirty Blood #4) by Heather Hildenbrand
Jordyn (Daemon Hunter #1) by Tiffany King (Freebie)
Keeping Her (Losing It #1.5) by Cora Carmack
Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry
These Things About Us by Laura Beege
Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #1) by Melanie Card

For Review:


Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Earthbound (Earthbound #1) by Aprilynne Pike
Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter
The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa
Chaos (Kardia Chronicles #1) by Christine O'Neil
Eat Play Lust by Tawna Fenske
Finding It (Losing It #3) by Cora Carmack
Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1) by Amalie Howard
^Thanks to HarperCollinsUK, MiraINK, Entangled Teen, Entangled Publishing, William Morrow Publishing, BloomsburyUK, Harlequin Teen, Edelweiss and Netgalley.