The Liebster Award

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Liebster Award

Thanks to the Lovely Read and Rated for tagging me.

Lets get started

1. How long have you been blogging?

About 3 months, I've just started.

2. What inspired you to start?

I've loved books every since 2nd grade when I found the Little House on the Prairie books, I found myself needing someone to discuss a book with after I finished it so in a way this blog has become my outlet.

3. Where do you dream that your blog will one day lead you?

I hope to gain more readers but I'm really doing this for fun.

4. Which fictional character do you wish you could be friends with?

Cinder, from The Lunar Chronicles Series. I am in love with those books. I just adore Cinder's kick butt attitude. 

5. If you could change the ending to a book, which one would it be and what changes would you make? (this answer spoiler for Sever)

In Sever by Lauren Destefano I wouldn't kill Linden. Personally Linden was my favorite character, if I could I would want Rhine to have ended up with him.

6. Is there a book that you wish you could read forever?

Winter, it comes out November 10th 2015 (I have a count down in my side bar) and that will be the last book in The Lunar Chronicles. :( 

7. What was your favorite book as a child?

The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved the whole series but if I had to pick Farmer Boy would win.

8. Do you think reading fiction influences your every day life – how you behave and interact with others?

Definitely, I love to talk about books just ask anyone who knows me! Fun fact: Instead of music I listen to audio-books that's how much I love them.

9. Where is your favorite place to read?

My bed, love it but it's not good for my sleeping habits.

10. If you had a friend who says they don’t enjoy reading, which book would you recommend to them knowing that it would ignite the flame?

Cinder, I haven't met a person who didn't like it. (though that might just be because I pick friends by what books they read, just kidding) 


11. What question do you wish I’d asked you and why?

My dream job, I really want to be a Author. It's something I would love to do.

Okay here are the people I'm tagging (sorry it's hard to find new bloggers)

@Shanreads

@hlwrites0490

and any one else who wants to do this is welcome to.

Rules:

Answer my 11 question, then link your post back to mine and try to tag 11 blogs (I failed)

The questions:

1. Is there a reason you like to read?

2. If you could met anyone from any book who would it be?

3. Have you met any authors? If so who?

4. Do you want to become a published author one day?

5. All time favorite series or book.

6. Do you have a hobby beside reading?

7. Whats the best book couple ever?

8. Favorite genre?

9. Whats the weirdest book you've ever read?

10. If you could only read one author who would it be?

11. Ebook or Paperback book?
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Book Review/Booktalk: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight By Jennifer E. Smith

Monday, May 25, 2015
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Review

You know that feeling you have when you finish an amazing book written by an amazing author; well that is exactly how I feel this book was amazing you should really read it. This author has always been a favorite of mine, but this time she outdid herself.

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Published by Poppy (January 1, 2013)
Pages: 272
Source: Library 

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. *end of non-spoiler section*

Rating

★★★★★

Favorite  Quote

"It's not the changes that will break your heart; it's that tug of familiarity."

I love this book so much... I can't even say how much, it's just so wonderful. Hadley and Oliver were really cute. They work well together. The first time they met, was one of the best scenes in this book. I liked how Oliver helped carry her suitcase for her. Something I appreciated was the author didn't make it too cliche, like how she didn't stick them together but one seat apart. The airplane scenes were really cute, I loved the writing. Jennifer E. Smith can really write good romance scenes. The old lady sitting next to them was a really good addition.

So her father, I was actually quite shocked when I completely figured out the situation. In American culture having an affair is rather looked down upon. So like Hadley I was expecting a jerk father and a vixen stepmother. However, that wasn’t the case. Jennifer E. Smith's books are really eye opening; it has helped me to see both sides of a problem. I'm not saying cheating on your wife isn't wrong, it is awful. But, her stories especially this one brings light to some very difficult things.

Now let’s talk about Oliver's family, while Hadley's situation is sad, Oliver's was terrible. To have a father who constantly cheated on your mother must be horrible. Unlike Hadley's situation where the Father was brave enough to leave, Oliver's father didn't, causing the whole family to be miserable. I enjoyed how this story showed two different outcomes of this situation. This also helped Hadley understand that even if her father had left Charlotte behind the family would never truly be what it was before.

I believed in the beginning that Hadley had every right to be mad and angry at Charlotte and her father. However as the story progressed I started to realize that love even in the real world is unpredictable. In my opinion her father should have divorced his wife and then dated Charlotte, not the other way around. But, overall I believe the father was truly sorry for what he did, and Charlotte had not meant to be a home wrecker. However not all affairs end like this one, hence Oliver's father.

When Hadley pieced together the funeral and Oliver, I think that was kind of a stretch. That funeral could have been for anyone. But, at the same time I sort of agree with what happened Oliver's tux was black and he never said he was going to a wedding just kind of assumed that. Though I guess romance is romance.

The scene in the church was really hard to read, I got really angry at Oliver. Here is this girl who just went out of her way (even skipping her father's wedding pictures) to be here. And, then he proceeds to push her away and leave. I like how she left the book; I just love the little details especially in romance.

I felt the part when she got back and broke down in front of her father was crucial to the plot. The bonding scene is very sweet, and was one of my favorite to read. So when they finally figured out all there problems and went down to the reception, I was beaming on the inside. Hadley asks about the baby and, her father’s reaction to that is so adorable. Especially, when she says she wants to be part of his life again. I was so happy to see the bond between them coming back.

OMG! When Oliver finds her on the bench… It was really cute; however one question stayed in my mind. How did he find her? I really want a novella, but who knows….
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Book Review/Booktalk: Anna and the French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins

Monday, May 11, 2015
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Review

Okay as of now, I have read them all and this still the cutest most adorable book of them all. I need more Stephanie Perkins romance books in this world!!!!! Definite five star read. Okay on with the review...

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Published by Dutton Juvenile (December 2, 2010)
Pages: 400
Source: Library

Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good  job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? *end of non-spoiler section*



Rating

★★★★★

Favorite  Quote

“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”

Anna and Etienne are so adorable, I love this kind of romance books. When she first bumps into him in the hallway... It was so cute. (Warning I probably will be using cute A LOT) I always loved their interactions, now that I'm reading it for the second time I'm enjoying the book more. When I read a book for the first time I tend to want to hurry and finish it so I can figure out how it ends, but I noticed as a read it the second time I slowed down and appreciated the writing more. One thing I really adore about Stephanie Perkins' books is that when I read I will feel the same emotions the character has. When a book can implicate sadness, happiness and even anger or grief, I feel this author has truly mastered the art of story telling. I found myself laughing, tearing up, and even yelling at the characters through this book. (I only yell at them in my head well, most of the time) So, back to the book, I loved the scene where St. Clair dragged Anna out of the dorm to see the star. Side note: St. Clair referring to Ellie as Eleanor, really hit me, it seemed like a clear sign he didn't like her. The name just sounded odd and heavy, to me it was way to formal. Did you think that? Now, Thanksgiving Break.... *awkward silence* Yeah... That week was weird especially the nights. The scene with the *awkward laugh* Nate... *cough cough* I'm not sure if I really like the same bed thing, but it was still really cute. But, I have to say my favorite scene in the whole book is the airplane one. Where St. Clair asks the man to switch seats with him, so he can hold back his pregnant girl friends hair when she vomits. Yep, that one.

   The Toph part, I really don't  know, I felt the anger toward Bridget but like Anna I eventually decided that it wasn't really her fault. However, I did not change my opinion on Toff being a butt, or as St. Clair might say "Bloody Arse." I was literally melting during the phone call in Matt's car, he was so cute. Random thought, I love how St. Clair is shorter than Anna it's so cute. Back to the story, When Sean was teasing Anna about St. Clair it was adorable and cute. (there I goes again) Yeah... When she got back to Paris, the banana bead was amazing, St. Clair is so cute and considerate, he is the perfect boy. Heck, I would date him, well... maybe. Okay, her birthday. That was quite the day, I mean she gets drunk, practically makes-out with St. Clair. Ellie's roommate catches them, Anna yells at St. Clair and tells him she doesn't ever want to talk to him again, yeah quite the day. I hated how he kept on running back to Ellie's. Then they finally made up and then came the kiss yeah... I was gaping the whole time.Then, Meridith showed up and that was crazy. Okay lets discuss Meridith, I feel she had every right to be mad, it was just so sad. When St. Clair punched Dave for calling Anna a slut, I was smiling like an idiot.  The discussion during detention when they finally said something to each other after like a week, made me sigh in relief, they finally, stopped ignoring each other. Also, the scene where Meridith forgave Anna was really sweet and touching, I felt they really bonded over that moment. Oh, yes Bridgette, I was happy when Anna finally forgave her. I just wish we got to see Bridge's reaction. St. Clair's father, yes we have heard a lot about him, and then we meet him. I could see he was very two faced, and that really angered me, just like Meridith said it made it worse. I love how Anna told St. Clair to tell everyone in his father's life how happy his father was sending him to Berkeley. It was such a sweet gesture. Now, the Notre Dome scene, I loved how St. Clair faced his worst fear to find Anna, it was really cute. I felt like the whole book was building toward this one scene, where they finally sat down and talked and figured out everything. This scene was also one of my favorites, I loved seeing them finally facing all the questions and problems. In my opinion Stephanie Perkins wrapped up this book really well, the ending was sweet. I was really sad to see the story end.
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Book Review/Booktalk: The Queen By Kiera Cass

Monday, May 4, 2015
The Queen by Kiera Cass Review

This is going to be a shorter review because The Queen is a novella. Speaking of that, The Heir will be out in less than four days!!!! Now review time...

Synopsis & Details:


Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince… Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before read more... the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.

Published by Epic Reads Impulse (December 2, 2014)
Pages: 67
Source: Library

I found this story quite charming, it helped me see King Clarkson *oops* I mean PRINCE Clarkson in a new light.


I could still see a trace of the iron fist,especially toward the end. I do wonder if Clarkson ever did sleep with Tia. I doubt it, but we will probably never know.

I didn't enjoy Amberly's character as much in this book, as shown by the tests she was willing to do almost anything Clarkson wanted. I tend to prefer stronger female protagonists. However, she is and always will be strong in her own unique way.

I did immensely enjoy seeing a softer side to Clarkson,


I completely enjoyed the fact that Clarkson picked her even though she would have trouble producing an heir. I however didn't appreciate the threat to the poor doctor. When he told Amberly she would be queen my heart absolutely melted. I loved the ending.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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