Thursday, February 1, 2018

Book Review: The Lost Savior by Siobhan Davis

This was my first time reading a reverse harem book and I'm happy to report that I liked it, well I more than liked it, I was totally hooked on it and could not put the freaking book down and now I need more of it.  Are all reverse harem books like this one?  If so send me some recommendations, because I need them in my life and if you find one with aliens on it, then those are the ones that I want.  Because this book is an alien reverse harem and OH MAN, Siobhan knows how to write books with Aliens and with the reverse harem on it, it just blew my mind. lol

Okay, I'm going to stop blabbering and get to the review...but first, let me start by saying that I received an eARC from the author for my honest review but as usual that did not affect my opinion at all.  Let's do this :)

The Lost Savior by Siobhan Davis


The story falls Tori King, a normal senior in high school who lives in a small town and has a super normal life.  Her parents own a farm and she has been in love with the same guy since they were little kids, they are childhood sweethearts and they only thing on her head is planning to go to college and start a life with him.  

But everything changes during one night when she is out with her friends doing a typical teenager thing, shopping for a dress for the prom.  She is confronted with a guy that shows interested in her, she tries to get away from him but they ended meeting him in the middle of the road and from there things just go south.  She fights in off with unbelievable moves and abilities that are unreal.  After the fight, four hot new guys arrive at her school and they just become interested in her like nothing before, the worst is that she feels the same way, she feels a pull towards them that she cannot explain and that just complicates her whole entire life.

When things starts to get worst, the boys reveal their true identity to her and why they are really there and Tori finally realizes that her whole entire life was really a lie.  There is nothing normal about her and she needs to start to figure out how to cope with the truth, but most importantly she needs to figure out how to work out her feelings towards the new guys asap.

Wow, this book was a roller coaster, it kept me on the edge of my seat.  Not only was I trying to figure out what the heck was Tori going to do about all those guys, because come on...I would freaking lose my mind (well maybe not, maybe I wouldn't mind trading places with her lol).  But the poor girl had to come to terms about who she really was and them train and them fight off aliens. much happening but at same time you want more.  I love how all the boys had really different personalities, you really get to know them right from this book and start to cheer for one or the other or maybe for all of them :)

I totally recommend this book to anyone that loves alien romances with twists and some action on it.  You get it all!!!  5 out of 5 stars for sure.  Cannot wait for the next one!



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Book Review: Inseparable by Siobhan Davis

Well...Christmas has come and gone and New Years is right around the corner and I have been pretty much MIA for a little while.  I read lots of great books this year and one of my favorites and really at the top, top (can't decide yet of my #1-which could be this one, you just have to wait for that list and my head to make up it's mind lol)'s this book.  And probably, this is the book that has given me the biggest book hangover this year too.  Thank God, it was at the very end of the year and after I made my Reading Challenge goal too...hahaha.  Geez...this book, let's get to the review?  Yeah, let's do this.

Inseparable by Siobhan Davis


The book is about three childhood best friends, Angelina, Ayden and Devin.  They have been friends since they were littles, they grew up next to each other and went to the same school too.  Things have always been about the three of them, they have done everything together, they were they inseparable trio.  But of course once they became teenagers things started to change, feelings started to change and their relationship started to change. 

Angelina tried so hard to maintain their friendship to last, to make the boys stay together and friends but the more time passed the more apart they all became.  During their senior year of high school is went all went downhill.  Angelina's feelings for one of them became too much to hid and when she found out he had the same feelings, she acted on it and of course things went much worse after that. 

I don't want to give the story away and tell you what happened to Angelina, Ayden and Devin, but what I can tell you is to be prepared for everything you can imagine and be prepare to laugh, cry (and Oh Man, will you cry a lot, trust me) and be shocked because so many imaginable things will happen.  This is not your typical love story, there are some triggers, so be prepared because it will hurt you and your heart, but as ususal, Siobhan does an amazing job with them.

This is Siobhan's first standalone novel and I wasn't so sure how it was going to be, because I'm so used to read more than one book for her stories, but Holly Molly, did she do an amazing job with this book.  I am in love with this book, I cannot wait to get a physical copy to add to my book collection!  And I cannot recommend this book enough, please, PLEASE, go and read it, because trust me, you will LOVE it.

Ah, duh...5 out of 5 stars (would give 100 if I could :) )



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis

I cannot believe that this is book 5 in the Kennedy Boys series...and the more I read of the series the more I want, that's how good this series keeps on getting.  So, I'm not going to talk to much before hand because I have quite a few to say about this book :)...let's get to the review.

But first, I want to say that I got an eARC from the author for my honest opinion and it is so my honest opinion... eheheh.  Okay, let's jump to the review now.

Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis


From GoodReads:
I’m in love with my best friend’s girl.
She knows it. He knows it. Everyone knows it.
Faye will never be mine, but try telling that to my stupid heart. 
An endless rotation of girls streams in and out of my bedroom in a desperate attempt to forget her, but nothing eases the horrid ache in my chest. Rejection isn’t anything new for me, but it hasn’t gotten any easier.
Until she reappears in my life. Like an out-of-control tornado. Storming in, all fierce and angry, ready to steamroll everything in her path. Rachel is trouble with a capital T bundled in a gorgeous, sexy, Irish package.
She pushes all the wrong buttons, and I can’t decide if I want to yell at her or kiss her.
I should steer clear.
But I’ve never been very good at taking my own advice. Especially when it comes to girls I can’t have and shouldn’t want.

I need to escape.
To put as much distance between me and that monster so I can start living my life.
Yet, even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn’t enough to sever the connection. To allow me to forget how he’s ruined me. His hold is more than just physical. He has a vise grip on my head and my heart, and I can’t breathe, can’t think, can’t function.
So, I do everything to blot it out.
Until he reappears in my life.
Brad McConaughey. So hot. So infuriating. So in love with my best friend.
Every word out of Brad’s mouth makes me want to throat punch him or kick him in the nuts. 
But he makes me feel, and I hate him for it. A part of me might actually love him for it.
I should keep my distance, but like destructive magnets, we are drawn together.
This isn’t going to end well.
I know it. He knows it.
But we’re powerless to resist.


Brad has been Kyler's best friend since they were little kids, but these two have been through a few rough patches and the latest been Brad falling head over heels for Faye.   Even though Faye was up front with him and told him that Ky was the love of her life and that he couldn't ruin his friendship over something that could never exist, hard head Brad couldn't stop thinking about her the wrong way.  He was messed up, and let's be honest here, I freaking started to hate him and couldn't stand him in the last couple books.  Every time he would come up and start with the crap that he was still in love with Faye, I just wanted to shake him up or maybe slap him a couple times and tell him to grow up and move on.  

Now, let's talk about Rachel, I know there may be some people that may have not liked her before, but me?  I loved the girl and all that drinking and not caring?  I knew something was up and I couldn't wait for the day that Siobhan would write about about her.  But when she wrote one for her and Brad?  Uh, I wasn't so sure these two would be a match, he was such and ass and for me Rachel needed someone that would take care of her.  But of course Siobhan proved me wrong and outdid herself a million times.  I freaking loved this book, I didn't fly through it, I devoured it.  

Let's talk a little about what the actual book was about, no spoilers because you will appreciate not knowing too much going to it.  We all know that Brad has been on a bad place on the last couple books, but on this book we can really see how bad he really is.  He literally doesn't care about what people think about him, he just throws himself into alcohol and women, it gets so bad that even his football coach starts to notice.  But then Rachel comes to town and we get to know her a little bit and then a little more, and the more you get to know her the more you want to know, because Rachel is a mystery and she has secrets, secrets from many years, secrets that she has kept from her friends and family.  And those secrets are the reason that she decided to move to America to be away from it.  But, she can't keep running away from it forever, especially when those secrets don't want her to run away.  (be aware that in the book there is trigger warning but the way Siobhan writes it?  I seriously think it was well done and makes us realize that life is not always perfect but we always have to be there for our friends and have our eyes and ears open for them).  Rachel is a fighter and proved it until the very end of the book, did I say how much I love Rachel?  She is one of my new favorite characters in the Kennedy books!!!!  She isn't afraid to speak up and Oh Man, did she put Brad in his place a bunch of times lol.  Which in my opinion showed how much chemistry those two had.  

Brad and Rachel find in each other what they couldn't find alone, a way to find themselves, a way to find love again, to live life again and be happy.  This is not a typical love story but it's one that will touch your heart the same or more.  I could stay here writing about this book all day and all night, but I'm just going to finish it by saying you need to read it period and you will loved it.  

One more thing, 5 out of 5 stars.



Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

It's Fall...if you know me already, you know that my favorite season is Summer so...I'm pretty sad that my favorite season is over :(  But at least it's not Winter yet, right?  I'll take Fall, there are still great days ahead (it's low 70s today, so pretty happy today).

But I still have lots of summer reads to review so let's do this:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


From GoodReads:
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.


Dimple and Rishi are definitely your typical couple and their love story will not be your typical one either.  Both their parents are from India and they belief on arranged marriage.  Rishi is okay with the idea of it and he grew up been the perfect son, respecting his parents and doing everything they told him to do.  So when they told him to attend a summer program to meet his future wife, he doesn't even think twice about it.  He is all over it, even though it's a program that he is not interested in it and has nothing to do with what he is going to study.  He is just looking forward to meet Dimple and hopefully fall in love with her.

Dimple?  She is totally the opposite of Rishi, yes her parents are from India too and they believe on arranged marriage but that's where the similarities end.  Dimple wants to be a web developer, she doesn't believe on arranged marriage at all, she doesn't even believe marrying young, she just wants to go away to college, have a career and eventually far, far away in the future get married.  So, when she asks her parents to attend a summer program away from home and they accept?  She is beyond happy, it's the beginning of her dreams, a start to her college experience.  What she never expected was when she got there a boy would be there expecting her and telling her a bunch of nonsense about a future and stuff like that.  But soon she got what he was saying and she didn't know who she should be more mad at, her parents or at this guy?  She explains to Rishi what she wants in life and why she was really there and in return Rishi explains why he really agreed to go there.

He decides to leave but stuff happens and he ends up staying for the summer and together they end up forming a friendship first and of course the more time they spend just have to read until the end to find out what really happens.  Because Rishi and Dimple want different things for their future and will they be able to compromise?

I loved it, Dimple and Rishi are so different from each other but opposites do attract, right?  And towards the end we get to see how we each have to fight for what we want in life and somethings we have to change things around in order to get them.

It was a lovely summer reading that I totally recommend.  5 out of 5 stars.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Ah, this book was a ride and half!!!  Let start by Thanking NetGalley and for me being able to get an eARC of this amazing book and telling you guys all about it and making sure you guys get your hands on it when it comes out because it is that good.  Okay, let's just get to the review now :)

Publication Date:  September 26th

Invictus by Ryan Graudin


From GoodReads
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. 

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.
In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.


I really enjoy reading SciFy and Fantasy, especially for the last couple years and I feel like the more I read them the more I enjoy and this book is a great example of how amazing these kinds of books are.  
Farway is the son of a time traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD and he was born outside of time.  Exploring history is everything he has ever wanted to do his entire life, so when he fails his final test for time traveling, Far is devastated.  But his life change when Far takes a position commanding a ship with his friends as his crew members as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

Almost a year goes by and during a heist on the sinking Titanic (freaking cool, right? AH...this book is amazing), Far meets a mysterious girl that is there before him with the object that he needs and he jumps to his ship before him too.  She makes Far take her as part of her crew because she has more knowledge than him but Far and the crew find out the truth from her later on.  That History is not as steady as it seems and she needs they help to protect history and their future.  And together they go into one adventure that turns into more adventures that you won't want to miss.

Seriously?  Time traveling, going back to the past to crazy amazing places and stealing objects that is worth so much before tragedies happens?  Yeah...pretty amazing.

The end?  Left me wanting more and I really hope we get more of this world, because one book sure wasn't enough.

5 out of 5 stars and totally recommend.



Book Review: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

First of all, Thank You for NetGalley for this eARC of this book.  Once I saw the cover, I was intrigue and then I read what it was about and the more intrigued I was and I knew that I wanted to read it.  And I am so glad that I got to read this book in July, perfect contemporary.

Let's get to the review...

Publication Date: October 17th

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak


From GoodReads:
It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.

For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. 

As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. 

In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…


The Birch family is not your typical family, Andrew, the father is a writer and has a column on a newspaper.  He spends his days going to restaurants and testing their foods and then writing reviews about them.  Emma may be the most normal of them all, she is a stay at home mom, staying home after having the two daughters and dedicating her life to them, and after they were grown?  She just stayed home and dedicated her life to take care of the house and husband.  Olivia is the oldest of their daughters and she is a doctor, she loves to volunteer to third world countries whenever she can.  Phoebe is the youngest and still kind of lives at home, she is spoiled and is currently engaged to a very wealthy guy and family and she cannot wait to plan her wedding.

With all their busy lives, the Birch family don't spend that much time together at all, so when Olivia is coming back from treating an epidemic abroad and tells them that she needs to stay in quarantine for a whole week and that includes her whole family too...well, things get a little interesting.  Emma is all happy about it, because for the first time in years they all going to spend Christmas together even if that means staying in quarantine and keeping a huge secret from her family.  Andrew doesn't know what to think of it, but he goes along, that is until he gets an email that can change their whole entire lives.  Phoebe is so into planning her wedding that she doesn't care where she is for a week.

Things are a little weird and tense for the first few days but things start to get interesting and wild as the days go by because as much as they want to keep things in secret?  Well, the secrets start to come out and Oh My, do things get interesting.

I loved the writing, I love the multiple POVs.  I'm not usually one to read books with so many POVs, and this book had 5 POVs and there wasn't one point in the book where I was confused to who was narrating the book.  I loved how the secrets linked one person to another and another and another, it was so freaking amazing.  I'm not going to give spoilers at all, because it is best going blind into the book and finding out things for yourself and trust me you will appreciate it more.  So much drama and be prepare to laugh and cry and everything else in between.

5 out of 5 stars for sure and totally recommend it.



Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

Summer is literally ending people and I am not ready for this...sometimes I wish I could just pack up and go somewhere where Summer is just beginning again.  But, then I may end up getting tired of Summer, right?  So, I will stay where I am an endure the Fall and Winter...well, Fall is actually a really good season, Winter is the killer here lol.  Anyways, let me stop complaining...

And let's get to today's review, shall we?

And I Darken by Keirsten White


From GoodReads
No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


Princess Lada grew up in a land far from home, not because she wanted too, but because her father gave her and her fragile brother Radu abandoned them in the Ottoman courts and never came back for them.  She still remembers her homeland of Wallachia and since the day of her abandonment she plans her vengeance for the day when she can return and claim her birthright.  

Radu in the order hand only wants a place where he can feel safe and that happens when they meet Mehmed, the lonely son of the sultan.  Radu feels like he finally has a true friend in Mehmed and he will do anything to be with him and to protect him.  Lada isn't so easy to win at first, but with time and as the years go by she finally lets Mehmed in and she starts to think that Mehmed is someone worth of her passion.

In this book we get to see Lada, Radu and Mehmed grow up from little kids all the way to adulthood and see how friendships and relationships change and how ruling an empire can destroy everything.

I was really into this book at the beginning of it and it had lots of promises but the more I read the more I felt like it was dragging and it took longer than I wanted for things to happen.  And I was not a fan of Mehmed.  I loved the ending so maybe I will give the next book a try and see where it goes.

3 out of 5 stars.