Love Hacked

Love Hacked by Penny Reid

5 stars!

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“There is boring. There is sensational. There is mediocre. There is lazy. There is good. There is evil. People do implausible things all the time, and they run the gamut of moderately weird to truly extraordinary. But there is no normal. The world is an unbelievable place full of unbelievable people doing unbelievable things.”

So, I kind of adore this book. I’m really kicking myself now for having put of reading it, I have no clue why I did. Love Hacked is my favorite of the Knitting series so far and unexpectedly blew me away!!!

This is the story of Sandra and Alex. Sandra has gone on a number of unsuccessful dates over the past three years, mostly with her dates ending up sobbing based on the personal issues unearthed. Most of her dates take place at an Indian restaurant where Alex works as a waiter. After her most recent date fails, Alex sits down and takes his place, but remains a mystery to Sandra. The two have an obvious connection, but Sandra has her doubts about Alex and how he’s so quiet about himself. Despite this, the two find themselves thrown together more often than not and tentatively forge a relationship.

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“When I was younger, I wanted plenty of things, plenty of people, until I realized there was no point in wanting. Since then, I’ve never had something I wanted, not really. Not ’til you.”

I loved the back and forth between Alex and Sandra. The two were so different and yet seemed so perfect together. Alex is an extremely intelligent individual and he wouldn’t fall for a dumb girl or a fake one. I loved Sandra in this book and her low bullshit meter. She fought hard for him, believed in him and didn’t judge him too harshly. In return Alex did his best to take care of Sandra despite his trust issues and more.

I also loved the intelligent sense of humor in this book. Lots of Star Wars references that made me smile. Much of the banter had me cracking up as well. Alex and Sandra had a great push and pull relationship but neither went too far. I also was impressed with the age difference, personally at 26 I would have a hard time dating a 21 year old guy, so I can kind of identify with Sandra’s struggle with the 6-7 year age difference between them, but ultimately age didn’t matter. It really was the case of loving someone for who they are despite differences.

So again, like I already said, I loved this book. Loved the characters, story, angst and more and I highly recommend!

“You’ve shown me joy where before I saw only despair. You’ve taught me hope where before I knew only hopelessness. I may be broken, but all my pieces are yours. And I’ll work every day of my life to deserve you.”

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Corrupt

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

4.5 stars!

“When you want to make an impression and you think you’ve gone far enough, go a little further. Always leave them wondering if you’re just a little bit crazy, and people will never fuck with you again.”

So I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts on this book a couple days after reading it, and all I really still have to say is I loved it. Seriously. It was dark, there was angst, holy shit that sauna scene, need I say more?

Well I will anyways. Rika has always had a crush on her “boyfriends” brother Michael. He’s older than her and mysterious. Rika thought they had a connection a few years back, but after one day he didn’t speak to her. Now three years later Rika has moved into the same city as Michael, and he’s ready for her.

Three years before Michael’s best friends went to jail because of her, and now they’re out and ready for revenge.

“Those who are patient, plan. And beware the man with a plan.”

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So, like I said before, I loved this book. I stayed up until 3 am one night reading it and then woke up early the next to finish it. I loved Rika and Michael’s story, I was enraptured from the first page and it held my attention until the very end. I really hope Penelope Douglas writes more in this universe.

I was creeped out from the beginning and honestly that sauna scene still has me fanning my face. You’ll know it when you read it. Those who have read it already know.

Also, Kai is my book boyfriend. MINE. Not yours. I will cut a bitch if someone tries to take him from me.

My one teeny tiny little issue with the book, I think one of the characters forgave too easily. But this always happens in PD’s books and is the only issue I ever have with her books. It’s minor though, but it might irk others.

“And from Michael—as well as Damon, Will, and Kai—I learned to breathe fire. I learned to walk as if the path were carved for me and me alone, and to treat the world as if it should know I was coming.”

The Fall release blitz

The Fall by Kate Stewart: Release Blitz

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Dallas
He was the beginning of my heart . . . and the end of it.
I was only fifteen years old when he claimed it and twenty when he took it with him.
They say what is meant to be will find a way. But when you have changed to the point of no return, how can anything ever be the same?
Seven years later, Dean Martin waltzed back into my life in hopes of resuming what I had fought so hard to forget, but he was in for a wake-up call.
I was no longer the naïve woman he had left . . . and I was no longer his.
I met the love of my life and my soul mate when I was fifteen. I knew that; he knew that. He wanted that girl back. I wanted to forget she ever existed.

Dean
What I thought was my pre-destined path was very much an illusion. Living seven years with regret, I realized too late that I was broken, and that I only had myself to blame.
I thought love could wait . . . but it didn’t.
We’d had it all those years ago, and then I foolishly left it behind.
She was all that mattered. She was all there ever was.
There was no life without Dallas, no reason . . . except her.
No matter how hard she tried to convince me, I knew I had to once again make her mine, to make her remember . . . the fall.

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About this author


A native of Dallas, I now live in beautiful Charleston, S.C. I moved to the city three weeks after my first visit, dropping my career of 8 years, and declaring the city my creative muse. Since my move in 2010, I have written and published three novels including Room 212, Never Me and Loving the White Liar. I live with my husband of 9 years, Nick and my naughty beagle Sadie. I write the messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with hard to get happy endings because it’s what I love to read. I have a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius of Marshall Mathers. In addition to my addiction to romance I also let my alter ego take over on occasion and write erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters, #4; Addicted, #3.2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

5 stars

“I have this theory…”

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Well, the series is over. And what better way to end it than with my favorite couple! Raisy. So basically I was super emotional while reading this book, not only for the content but what it represented to those of us in the Fizzle Force.

Warning! This will be less like a review and more like a fangirl gush about an entire series.

Long Way Down is the story of Ryke and Daisy, who have been officially dating for two years now. With a six year age gap between them, they have faced many obstacles in their relationship, and they continue to face more. Both Ryke and Daisy, along with their families and friends remain very much in the public eye and it places burdens on them and their families. Daisy still struggles with her PTSD and Ryke with his issues with his father. But together, the six of them can face anything and together they will not break.

“Relationships that take the most effort and the most time become the most mightiest, most resilient bonds in the end.”

I don’t want to say much because spoilers and all, but I will say that this book broke my heart and then put it back together again. The Ritchie twins are the masters of feels and have proven yet again what amazing authors they are.

I laughed, I cried, and by the end of this book I was fulfilled. It really does feel like the end of an era. I can still remember reading the first book and waiting for Ricochet to be released. I may not have reviewed the books from the beginning, but I’ve been a fan from the very start and this series will always have a special place in my heart.

So a gigantic thanks to Krista and Becca Ritchie, you ladies have brought us characters that will forever feel like family. Thank you ♥

“We deserve better. We deserve happiness. As sisters. And as friends.”

Winter

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

3.5 stars!

First off I want to give Marissa Meyer a high five for a fantastic YA fantasy series.

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Rarely would you ever pitch Cinderella with androids and have me be at all interested, but this series was the exception. Now the wait for this last book:

Just kidding. It was only 2 years. But still that felt like forever. Going into this book I had a hard time remembering what had gone down in Cress, and I also didn’t read Fairest (I have no interest in Levana’s story) so I read some of the lovely reviews on Goodreads of Cress to refresh my memory and it helped.

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Winter begins with all of the characters in a bind. Kai is with Cinder’s crew and Scarlet is trapped on Lunar under Winter’s protection. The goal is to go to Lunar, sneak in and overthrow Levana as Queen and put Cinder in as the rightful Princess Selene.

I don’t want to be any more specific as to not give away any spoilers. But there is 800 pages in this book so a lot happens. I really enjoyed this book even though it took me 6 days to read (give me a break it’s 800 pages!!!). Meyer’s writing flows really well and I couldn’t put the book down.

So why not a perfect 5 stars? Well, while I enjoyed the book I honestly thought it was way too long with a crap ton of build up and then a super fast and somewhat unsatisfying ending. Lots of issues presented throughout the book were not resolved and considering this book was as I already said, 800 pages, I feel like some things could have been cut out and these issues resolved instead. I won’t post them because they contain spoilers, but I will say it involves Cress, Thorne, Winter, Jacin, Cinder, Kai and Wolfe. Basically everyone but Scarlet. I need more clarification on their endings instead of the “happily ever after” at the end. (my GR friend Jessica presented a lot of these issues in her review so I recommend reading her review for specifics).

I did have the opportunity of meeting Meyer on her Winter tour and I loved the tale of Snow White she told us. As I was reading Winter I could see where lots of her inspirations came from when she told us Snow White, so it did enhance my reading experience and made it a little bit more fun.

Lastly, my favorite couples from the series in favorite order:
-Scarlet and Wolfe
-Cress and Thorne
-Cinder and Kai
-Winter and Jacin (sorry ladies, he was a dick most of the time).

On that note I highly recommend this series if you haven’t read it despite my nit-pickings above. I can also say Meyer is one of those authors whom I will read anything she comes out with.

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I know this isn’t my best review. I tried 😛

Cover Reveal: Royal Marriage Market by Heather Lyons

 

Poster earlier today on my Facebook page —->http://on.fb.me/1NbkoYz

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About ROYAL MARRIAGE MARKET:

Every decade, the world’s monarchs and their heirs secretly convene to discuss global politics and social issues—and arrange marriages between kingdoms.

Elsa may be the Hereditary Princess of Vattenguldia, but she finds the entire situation archaic and unsavory. While she wants what’s best for her country, she isn’t about to jump into an unwanted relationship—let alone a marriage—with a virtual stranger. Of course, her feelings matter little to her parents, whose wheeling and dealings over trade pacts and alliances achieved at her expense begin the moment they set foot in California for the Summit. So when a blindingly handsome royal runs into her, she doesn’t hesitate to tell him there’s no way she’s marrying him.

Christian is all too happy to agree: no marriage. As the Hereditary Grand Duke of Aiboland, his main goal is to get through the summit without a bride being foisted on him. Which is why he suggests they help each other field potential intendeds. As Christian slowly gets to know Elsa, though, he realizes they have a lot more in common than just their feelings about the Royal Marriage Market. Only he can’t fall for her, because royal or not, they’re not meant for each other. 

Elsa and Christian will have to evaluate matters of the heart verses those of state and crown, and decide whether or not tradition trumps love. 

Excerpt:
“You go by Chris?”

“It’s an acceptable nickname for Christian.” The owner of the name snatches his glass of champagne back, chugging the rest of the drink. Naturally, this promptly sets off another round of coughing.
Parker is now the one to smack Christian’s back, and I am grateful because I most certainly do not need to be touching him again, even if in a life-saving gesture.
“Maybe so,” I murmur as Christian, rapidly turning redder from what surely must be embarrassment more than alcohol down the wrong pipe, shoves his friend’s hand away. “But it doesn’t fit.”
“If I might be so bold to ask, Your Highness, how so?” Parker inquires at the same time Christian wheezes, “What does that mean?”
I side skirt the men to claim a chocolate covered strawberry from the dessert table. “Chris is a boring name.”
“I believe you’ve just issued an unforgiveable insult to all the Chrises in the world,” Christian says flatly while Parker struggles to hold in his mirth.
“Of course I haven’t. I simply said Chris is a boring name. Look at Elsa; it is a hopelessly old-fashioned name you find in old women who bake streusel. My parents aged me the moment I came out of the womb.” I point the zebra-striped berry at my sparring partner. “Now that is unforgiveable. You were given a nice name and have elected to make it boring when it doesn’t suit you one bit.”
Too much silence expands between us; I am tricked into looking up at him once more. One of his dark eyebrows arches upward. “Are you saying you don’t find me boring?”
Did I? Oh, bollocks. I did, didn’t I? I clear my throat and smile winsomely. “Just because I don’t wish to marry you doesn’t mean I find you boring as a bag of rocks.”
Both of his eyebrows shoot up, as if I informed him grass is blue and sky is green. As if he doesn’t already know he’s interesting. Please. Must I remind him of all the glossies dedicated to his comings and goings?
“When we were children, His Highness was teased quite a bit about his name,” Parker tells me.
I toss the strawberry stem back onto the table; it’s whisked up by a passing waiter in less than a second. “What! Why?”
“I’m named after a religion,” Christian grinds out. “There was Prince Jew. Prince Muslim. Prince Buddhist. Prince Hindu. Prince Zoroastrian. There were lots of choices, you see.”
Another moment I want nothing more than to just laugh and laugh. “How delightful. Now, those nicknames aren’t boring. Sacrilegious, yes, but definitely not boring.”
“You have a seed in your front teeth,” is Christian’s response.
“You are a veritable Prince Charming, publically pointing out women’s flaws. How chivalrous of you.”
It is annoying how much I like that he refuses to appear properly chastised.

 

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Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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Long Way Down Blog Tour

Long Way Down Blog Tour!!!

Title: Long Way Down

Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

Series: Calloway Sisters #4

Pub Date: November 20th, 2015

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22024907-long-way-down

Amazon: Purchase links not available until November 20th

 

SUMMARY
With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.

Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.

They promise:

To never slow down.

To never compromise who they are.

To never abandon their love for each other.

But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.

With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.

 

Long Way Down – Excerpt #2 – Ryke’s POV

Lo gives me a weird look, like I’ve grown a fucking antenna in the middle of my forehead.

“What?” I ask.

“You’re breathing like you’ve smoked five packs of Camels.” He touches his chest. “I know I’m in much better shape than you, but we only ran five miles. I’ve seen you run twice that without dry heaving.”

“I’m not dry heaving.”

“Whatever, man. You’re doing this breathing thing.” He mimics me, sounding like a beached whale.

I flip him off.

He mimes catching and pocketing it. “Thanks. I needed a fuck you for later.”

 

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AUTHOR BIOS

Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

 

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Six of Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”

You know when you go into a book and you can just feel in your bones that you’re going to love it? This book generated that exact feeling. Going into this book I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. The Grisha series is one of my favorites, and I loved it but I am sometimes skeptical of new series by beloved authors. Well I had no reason to worry because this book rocked my gloves socks off!!

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Our story begins in Ketterdam, a city by the ocean and a harbor for trade. It’s a city overrun with gangs in constant war for territory and power. At the top of them all is the criminal Kaz, a ruthless businessman and thief. He is offered a job, to reclaim a prisoner from an impenetrable city. In order to pull off this heist, Kaz pulls in 5 other plays. Together they are:

A convict.

A sharpshooter.

A runaway.

A spy.

A Heartrender.

A thief.

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This book started out a bit slow for me, about 50 pages in is when it really kicked off and then I couldn’t put it down!! Having six different character point of views didn’t take away from the book but enhanced it. I loved learning their pasts and secrets, connections and fears.

I loved all of the main characters and there was never a moment when the POV changed and I was mad, I was enraptured by each one of them. I would like to know more about Jesper and Wylan, they seemed to have the least amount of perception shown but I suspect we will see more of them in the second book.

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“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”

The dynamics between the 6 are really what made the book. Whether it was 2 of them or all 6 together I smiled throughout all of the dialogue. There are also 3 potential romances and I am hardcore shipping them ALL. I better see some HEA’s in the future that’s for damn sure.

This book was also surprisingly very dark and gritty. The life in the slums, stories of survival, and the soldiers hunting down the Grisha. There were some serious allusions to the Holocaust and genocide, with the aftermath of the Grisha wars in the other series and how it affected the entire world. I would describe it kind of like X Men, where those with special abilities are being hunted down simply for existing. The fear from the Grisha characters was so tangible and their stories of what’s happening to them horrifying.

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns you heart.”

The writing is one of my favorite parts of this book. It flowed so well and was beautiful. Honestly, I had a hard time seeing this book as a YA novel, it read like an adult one. I had to keep reminding myself that these characters were all 18 and younger. But this made sense, the land and cities they grew up in made them so much stronger and more mature than teens in our society.

This book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but there are some loose ends. Needless to say I am dying for the next book. Write fast Bardugo, write fast!!

I love watching Leigh Bardugo grow as a writer, and while she was already one of my favorite authors before this book, Six of Crows just reminded me of why I love her and her books so much. I really hope I convinced you to read this book, it’s a winner.

“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”

Carry On

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

3 stars

Well, I kind of expected more from this one. Fangirl is one of my all time favorite books, so when I saw there was a spin off with the characters from the fanfiction I was ridiculously excited. Honestly, this book just didn’t work for me. If I could put one word to describe it, it would be excessive . This book could have easily been cut down 100 pages minimum and the experience would have been better in my opinion.

The romance felt like it came out of nowhere, even though I knew it was coming. And I didn’t like being dropped into the “final” book of a series because I felt like I was missing a lot (when I wasn’t).

To be positive this book has all of the charm and humor of a Rowell book. I liked the alternating point of views and the world building, but otherwise this book wasn’t for me.

November 9

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

5 stars!

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First thing I am going to say is you need to go into this book blind. I’m dead serious. I’m actually a lover of spoilers but this book is the exception. I’m not going to post any spoilers, but I’m giving you a moment right now to really think about your reading experience of this book and urging you to go in blind.
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Still want to read the review? Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

So when I saw on Facebook that many people were finding copies of November 9 early, I began to look around and found a local bookstore that had it. I left my house and drove there as soon as I could to snag a copy and get it into my grubby little hands. There’s just something really exciting about a new book by Colleen Hoover.

Going into this book I was a bit apprehensive, because to be honest I didn’t care for the last few books Hoover has put out. “Why would you run to read her new book?” I can hear you all asking. Well my answer is this: I will read ANYTHING Colleen writes because her books make me FEEL. Whether it be the angst of Slammed, the emotional rollercoaster of Hopeless, or the rage that Ugly Love filled me with, her books inspire genuine emotion from the reader, and there is something really special in that.

I also want to point out that not one Coho book is the same. I know with her that a new book will bring me a fresh and original story and not a rehash of something else. So with that being said here is my official review:

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
November 9th is just a date right? Any day just like the other? Well, some days hold meaning and this one means a lot to two people. On this day Fallon is having lunch with her dad when she meets Ben. The two have an instant connection, but do not call it instalove. After spending the day together, they decide to meet on the same day at the same time and place for the next couple of years.

“I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

To say I loved this book is an understatement. I opened this book and did nothing else until I was finished. From the first moment I needed to know what happened to these characters. I loved them and all of their flaws. Both Ben and Fallon. It’s why I loved this book, because I cared what happened to them. I ended up crying! I rarely if ever cry from a book, and this story hit me hard.

The book also flowed extremely well, the time jumps felt effortless and the story of the two of them entirely believable. I will say that I actually predicted a couple of key plot points (and those of you who read it know which ones) but it didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story.

The premise reminds me of a movie my mom loves. In the book Hoover mentions Sleepless in Seattle and others, but to me this sounds like the film Same Time, Next Year (1978) with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. So if you like that movie, you’ll love this book and vice versa: readers of the book should watch the movie.

Anyways thank you for reading my ramblings and I sincerely hope you pick up this wonderful, wonderful book. And protect your emotions when you do.

Better When He’s Brave

Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover 

4 stars!

“I’ve been fighting every single day of my life. Sometimes I think all I have left is fight.”

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Finally got around to reading this one! I’ve been enjoying The Point series and this book didn’t disappoint. Titus is a character I’ve been intrigued about since the first book and I am so glad he got his own story.

Better When He’s Brave is about bad girl Reeve and good guy cop Titus. Reeve has made some horrible mistakes that she feels she can never atone for, but she’s going to try her damn hardest. In doing this she goes to Titus for help to bring down the local big bad, and the two of them come up with a plan to bring him down.

“I will make THIS worthwhile. I will make THIS enough until we can tackle more. THIS matters, whatever it is, and for now THIS is everything, okay?”

This was the first book in the series where I really felt the grit of The Point. I feel like Reeve and Titus’ perspectives showed The Point in a new light and it wasn’t a good one. I also loved the angst of the relationship between the two, the girl being bad and the boy fighting that. The beginning of the book was a bit slow but about a third of the way in it picked up speed and I couldn’t put it down.

This book can be read as a standalone but I recommended reading the first two books in the series as you will gain better insight into the characters and their motivations.

“Love can really look strange in the Point. In fact, if you aren’t paying attention you might miss it altogether because it doesn’t look like love at all.”

Childstar 2

Childstar 2 by JJ McAvoy

4 stars!

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Child Star 2 picks up right after the first book. Amelia has discovered that those close to her have lied to her for her entire life. She’s left reeling and the only person she feels she can trust is Noah. As for Noah, he’s committed to a relationship with Amelia, he’s all in and he’s not turning back. Together they are strong, together they can defeat anything that comes their way.

This second part was a great middle book for the plot to stand on, it furthered the story and kept my attention the entire time. While the first book was laying the groundwork for Amelia and Noah’s relationship, the second book was cementing in their love for the reader. It was very low angst in my opinion, and while I normally prefer angst it would not have worked in the scenario with where the plot was going. I loved that Amelia and Noah stayed strong, stayed together. They proved to themselves and to the world that with one another, they are stronger than they are apart.

I also loved the character development of Amelia from the first book to this one. She grew from a shy, good girl afraid to look bad in front of anyone else, into someone that stood up for what she believed in. Her confidence grew and she was more willing to fight battles to get what she wanted. Noah in return has developed into a good guy, not that he wasn’t one before. He was just hiding behind his actions before but now he doesn’t have to. He has what he wants.

I’m really looking forward to the next book!

ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review

The Queen

The Queen (The Original Sinners #8) by Tiffany Reisz

4 stars!

Well this is it. The end of the Sinners. At least until TR writes some more right? The Queen is the story of Nora and Soren in their time “apart”, broken up with each other and all around broken. Soren wants his Eleanor back, and Nora wishes to be accepted for who she is now, Mistress Nora. Both are at a stalemate as they cannot change their wants and needs. This book details the years before the beginning of The Siren.

Anyways, I really enjoyed this final book. Perhaps what I loved the most was the insight it provided me with on the events that took place before The Siren. I feel like I need a reread of that book because my views of all of the dynamics would change immensely.

I loved Tiffany’s writing as always, and I really did enjoy this book, but I didn’t love it. With these books the focus is so much on one or two characters only, that we lost side characters I love such as Griffin, Michael, and more that got shifted aside. It’s what I loved so much about the first 4 books was the character dynamics on a wide spectrum instead of focused.

Having said that I am so glad TR wrote this spinoff/prequel series and I enjoyed every single minute of it!

ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review