Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015 Wrap Up

It's the end of November people and that means a lot of things, of course it's the end of another month (duh), but it also means tomorrow it's December and it's Holiday season and that entails a whole bunch of things, including shopping and decorating and completing challenges.  Ah, so many things to do and so little time, right?  But the end of November also means that it's time to do my Book Wrap up for the month, so let's get to business and see how many books I read this month:

1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: 5 Stars



2. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover: 5 Stars



3. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: 5 Stars


4. Confess by Colleen Hoover: 5 Stars


5. Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover: 4 Stars


6. Never Never Part 1 by Colleen Hoover: 5 Stars


7. Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover: 5 Stars


8. Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover: 5 Stars


9. Winter by Marissa Meyer: 5 Stars


10. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: 3.5 Stars


11. The Martian by Andy Weir: 5 Stars  (I'll be finishing this one tonight but I'm in love with it and can't wait to go watch the movie)


I also started listening to Yes, Please by Amy Phoeler on Audible and I'm about 25% done with it, so I will be listening to it next month.  I'm enjoying it so far, but as usual with audio books, it takes me a little bit longer to get thru them.




But not bad for this month, I read 11 books and loved a lot of them.  I did have a Colleen Hoover obsession this month, once I was done reading Ugly Love I just wanted to read more and more of her books so I picked a lot of them and loved every single one of them too.  I'm almost done catching up to all her books, I need to read her new one November 9 and the Slammed series and that will be it, maybe next month lol.

What books did you read this month?  Did you read any of the books that I read?  What did you think of them?

And are you excited for the Holidays or stressing about it?

XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Weekend Reads: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Hello friends and Hello Friday!!! And a today is my Mom's Birthday so Happy Birthday Mommy!!! We just got home from a special Birthday dinner and tomorrow I'm taking her for a massage:) Yeah!!!

Ok, back to what this post is really about lol...here is the book that I'm currently reading and that I'll be reading this weekend:

Winter by Marissa Meyer


I'm SO excited to be reading this book, I'm flying through and one way I don't care because I just want to know how it all ends but in the other hand I know I'm going to be sad when I'm done because there won't be no more books. 

What are you reading this weekend?  Have you started reading The Lunar Chronicles? If you haven't, what are you waiting for???

Ok, I'm done lol. Have a good weekend!

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Hump Day and today I'm bringing you a Book Review and this one?  It touched me and I'm going to stop and get to review, let's do this:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman




Where to I start?  Spoilers?  No spoilers?  I don't usually include spoilers on my reviews because for me the best way to read a book is going as blind as you can.  I had heard lots of great things about this book, but I always pulled myself away from the spoilers, or at least most of the spoilers because I wanted to experience all the emotions that everyone was experiencing.  And I'm glad that I went as blind as I did because once I started reading it?  I couldn't stop and I loved.  So, I'm going to keep as must non spoiler as possible because if you haven't read this book yet, you should go read and go feel all the wonderful and so no wonderful feelings this book will give you.  Ok, now I'm ready...

Seventeen year old Mia has a really great live and an amazing family too, parents who ridiculous love each other and a little brother who she loves dearly and who is not sick of her yet.  And let's not forget her boyfriend, Adam, who she really thinks is the love of her live and that her family has pretty much adopt as their third kid.  One thing that they all love and have in common is their love for music, Mia's dad was in a rock band when he was younger, Mia plays the Cello and Adam is currently band who is doing pretty well and looking like they could go really far. 

One February morning Mia and her family go for a drive and in an instant, everything changes.  And all of the sudden all choices are gone, except one.  And it's the one that matters.

This book is about the power of love of family, love of friendship, love of true love and all the choices that are throw at us and that we have to make but at the end?  Mia has ONE choice to make.

I whole time I was reading this book, my heart was beating over 100mpb and I couldn't sleep that night, so when I went to work I had little sleep and when I came home that day?  I had to grab it and finish it and Oh boy, did I cry and cry throughout this book.  And when I was done I watched the movie and cried some more, maybe because I knew what was going to happen most of the time and it was way to soon to watch the movie, but I just had to.  I don't know why I had to watch it right away, because can you believe that I still haven't watched FIOS the movie yet?  I don't think I'm ready yet for that one but for this one I just had to.  My heart my broken and I loved the book and enjoyed watching the movie.

So, bottom line?  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and TOTALLY recommend it if you haven't read it yet.  I have no clue why I has taken me so long to read, but I'm so glad that I got to cross this one off my TBR this year. 

And that will do for my review for If I Stay...have you read it yet?  What did you think of it?

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Book Review:Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Oh yes, I'm really excited about this book review, because I really enjoyed reading this trilogy.  Okay, let's stop talking about the book and tell you which book it is:

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks


Galen is the prince of Syrena and he is sent to land to find a girl he's heard that can communicate with the fish.  Emma is on vacation in Florida with her friend and her family.  She is enjoying the summer and when she bumps into Galen it's like: OUCH, literally! Both of them sense a connection.  But it takes a several encounters, especially a deadly one with a shark for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gift.  Now, the only problem is if Galen can convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom.

This book is told by both sides of the story, so you get to experience what Galen is feeling but also what Emma is going thru.  And I really, really loved reading this book.  This was my first ever mermaid book and it didn't disappointed me at all.  There were humor and romance and everything in between.  I can't really give much away of this book as it really would spoil it and the best way to read it, it's going at it as blinded as possible.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I couldn't wait to read the rest of this trilogy and of course I did :).  Reviews to come really soon.

What are you waiting for, if you haven't read it yet, PLEASE go and read it and if you have read this book already, what did you think?

XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, November 6, 2015

Weekend Reads: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

This has been a very long week and I'm blaming on the time changing, so TGIF for sure.  I'm so tired and happy that it's Friday that I don't have a clue what's up for this weekend lol.

But here is the book that I just started reading last night, not much to say right now as I'm only a few pages in but I've heard lots of great things about so I can't wait to get into it more:

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson



What are you all doing this weekend?  Can you believe it's November and that the Holidays are pretty much here?  I'm so NOT ready...

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book Review: The Orphan Queen by Jody Meadows

Well, my friends it's time for another book review, who's ready?  Let's do this:

The Orphan Queen by Jody Meadows


Wilhelmina is a princess but if you see her now you will never guess, why?  Because when the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kindgom's capital.  Ten years later, they are called the Ospreys, they are experts at stealth and theft, but that's not important, the important it's with them Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

But to take back her throne Wilhelmina needs to go in to Skyvale Palace as a spy to study their foes.  She goes together with her best friend, Melanie, and together they take the identities of two nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom.  Everything goes according to plan, both Wilhelmina and Melanie study the Palace and everybody else there.  But the Osprey missions becomes dangerous and their leader unstable making Wil unsure who to trust, she isn't sure if she can trust Melanie anymore.

Wil becomes a threat also, when she decides to go investigate herself one of the wraith kingdoms.  What is wraith?  Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden.  But wraith still pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors.  And it's coming to Indigo Kingdom, sooner than everyone else things.  Wil's magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but magic is forbidden and is the vigilante Black Knife finds out about Wil's magic, she will vanish just like all the others.

Then we get to meet the vigilante Black Knife and Wil realizes that he is nothing like she thought he would be and the more time they spend together the more they fall for each other.  And the more time they spend together, the more Will starts helping Black Knife save the city.

But can Will help Black Knife save the her city?  Can Will take her throne back?  And what about the Ospreys?  Are they falling apart?  And who is Black Knife?

Oh, you will get all the answers for these questions my friends, so grab this book and read it.  There is lots of action and magic and of course let's not forget some romance.  I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did but I sure did and now I can't wait for the next book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and I really recommend it, so go ahead and pick it up if you haven't yet.

And this will do for this review.  Have you read it?

XOXO,

Nelia

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2015 To Be Read

It's November my friends, ThanksGiving it's around the cover and let's not even talk about Christmas, shall we?  Okay, now let's move on and just talk about today's post before I start having a panic attack.  lol

Here are the books that I am planning to read in November:

1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


2. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover



3. Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson



4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare



5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott



6. The Martian by Andy Weir



7. Never, Never by Colleen Hoover



8. Eve by Anna Carey


And that's it for November, well for now, I may add another book or two, we will see.

XOXO,

Nelia