Thursday, March 31, 2016

March 2016 Wrap Up

And just like that March is over and even though Spring has arrived, New England weather is still cold and more like winter than Spring (it's snowing today-yeah tell me about it), hoping that with April coming the warm weather will be coming SOON.  But anyway, let's get back to today's post and show you all the books that I read this Month:

1. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: 3.5 stars



Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading this book, but I just think my expectations where way to high and I didn't get what I wanted.  The first book was a lot better than this one that's just my opinion, but the ending of this book?  OMG it left me wanting the third one for sure, so do I recommend it?  Absolutely.

2. Peter Pan by J.M. Bard: 5 stars



When back to my childhood and I loved it just as much...

3. Once by Anna Carey: 5 stars



This book?  It was even better than the first one, I loved it.

4.  The Other One by Holly Badger: 4 stars



Once I was finished with Once, I needed something quick to read and I remembered reading 5 to 1 last year and loving that book and I went to Goodreads to see if the 2nd book was coming and out and Nope it's not, so I went to the author's website and found this Free Novella and decided to read it and it was great to be back in that world and this novella was way to short and left me craving more.  I really hope Holly Bodger writes the second book of 5 to 1 soon.

5.  Rise by Anna Carey: 5 stars



And of course I had to pick up and read Rise and find out how this trilogy ends and it was everything I wanted and needed in a trilogy.  These books kept getting better book after book, they were SO GOOD.  Totally recommend them.

6. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel: 5 stars



Ah, my favorite book this month for SURE, The Book of Ivy, I had heard nothing but great things about it and once I started reading it?  I couldn't put it down, it was everything you want on a dystopian YA book and more.  Once I was done reading I just couldn't stop thinking about it, especially the end, OMG the end of this book left you craving for the second one.

7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: 5 stars



I read my first Patrick Ness book this month and guess what?  I love it, I went blind into this book and Holly Molly this book was nothing what I was expecting and it just broke my heart, in a good way but still broke my heart.  I loved it.  Go read if you haven't yet and I'm not going to say more about it.

8. Alight by Scott Sigler: 4.75 stars



Ah, Alone was one of my favorite books of 2015 and once I found out that Alight was coming out this year I knew for sure I was going to read it, but once NetGalley had it available to pick up for review?  I had to try to get my hands on it and see it I could read it before it came out and yes I was one of the lucky ones that go it.  And I already read it and yes it was just as amazing as the first one.  Scott Sigler just knows how to write brutal stories and knows how to make you love it.  This book comes out April 5 and you should totally pick it up and read it.

9. The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel: 5 stars



Are you even surprised that I read this one this month?  I mean I couldn't sleep for days thinking about the end of the first book, so of course I bought the second and final book.  And even though it wasn't has fast passing as the first one I still loved everything that happened and how everything wrapped up, especially the end, it really ended it on a great note.  Totally recommend this duology.

I gotta say it was an amazing reading month, it started off slow and not so great, but from then it was great.  I loved all the books I read, they kept getting better and better as the month went by.  My favorite this month?  It would have to be The Book of Ivy duology, I cannot recommend these books enough, LOVE IT.

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Good Morning and Happy Book Review Tuesday and I thought I was done with my Colleen Hoover reviews but I got one more for you, and it's a really short one, a novella to be specific.  Are you ready?

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover



OMG, this novella is a companion to the Hopeless series and Hopeless was my Colleen Hoover book and the one I fell in love with her writing style so I was so wicked excited when I found this Novella, I come I hadn't heard about it?   It's okay, now I did and I have read it and it's time to review it... and let's get to it:

Daniel and this girl who he stumbles in a dark closet decide to profess their love for each on one condition: they agree to last only one hour and it will have to be make-believe.  It was the best time that happened to Daniel, literally.  When their hour is over, the girl disappears just like Cinderella and Daniel convince himself that what happened to them was perfect because their make believe was perfect.  Moments like that don't happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later he meets Six; a girl with a strange name and even stranger personality, but he starts to feel something for her.  And soon he realizes what he feels for Six may not be so different from what he felt about Cinderella after all.  Especially when the two loves of his life end up bein one in the same.

However finding Cinderella maybe not guarantee their happily ever after...it may be the worst that could have happened instead.  Daniel is on for a bumpy ride that's for sure, is he ready for it.

It had been so long since I had been on these characters lives but the minute I started reading Daniel's and Six's story?  I was right back there and everything came back,  on this short novella we not only got to meet Daniel and Six more and find out about their story and HOLLY MOLLY what an amazing story, hands down 5 out of 5 stars, totally recommend and you need to read this novella if you haven't yet.  But we also get to see old character and for that?  Thank you Colleen...always nice to get to know more about new characters but always nice to see our oldies, right?

Nothing more to say than, go and buy this amazing little novella and if you haven't read Hopeless, read it too.

XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, March 25, 2016

Weekend Reads: Alight by Scott Sigler & Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

Happy Good Friday!!! It's Easter weekend and I'm not even sure what we are doing this weekend.  We are definitely having Easter lunch at home but what I'm not sure is if my in laws will be coming over or if we will be going there.; so I think that is leaving me with some reading time and I will take advantage of it.

Here is what I will be reading this weekend:

Alight by Scott Sigler


I got an eArc from NetGalley and I'm totally loving it, I'm already half way into already and I'm dying to find out what is going to happen, especially after Scott Sigler told me on Twitter that some of the characters are not going to make it to book 3.  WHAT??? AH dying totally...

Once I'm done with Alight I will be moving to:

Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel


If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that I haven't been able to get the end of the first book out of my mind and after going to a couple bookstores in my area and not been able to find the second book I gave up and ordered it from Amazon, it finally arrived yesterday so I will be able to dive into and devour it, for sure.

What are you going to be doing this weekend?  Which books are you reading?

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Book Review: Never Never Part 1 & 2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Welcome back to Colleen Hoover's week and to finish it off I'm bringing you not 1 but 2 novellas by Colleen Hoover which she co-wrote it with Tarryn Fisher.  Without further due...

Never Never Part 1 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher


Charlie and Silas have been best friends forever and in love since they were fourteen years old, but something is wrong this morning, they are complete strangers.  Why?

Because they can't remember each other, wait, worse, they can't remember anything and they are in school, in the middle of a class.

Silas wants to do anything to remember, but Charlie?  She'll do anything to forget.

And that's all I will say about this Part one, you need to pick it up because even though it was super short and the end left on a cliff hanger it was pretty good.  I gave Part One 5 out of 5 stars.  You get to know Silas and Charlie as they get to know themselves, which was pretty amazing.


Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher


The story continues and it's pretty intense on Part 2, Silas and Charlie starts to find out more and more about themselves and their families too.

Charlie ends up in trouble in Part 2 and it's up to Silas to find and save her, but it's a racing game as if he doesn't save her within a window, he may wake up and not remember anything again and then never find Charlie.  They unravel more truths and things are getting more and more complicated.  Who can they trust, are their families who they think they are?

So many secrets and twists...will Silas get to Charlie on time?

Part 2 was just as amazing as Part 1 and I can't wait to read Part 3, even though I have heard some people say it isn't what they expected, I think that's why I haven't read it yet.  Oh well, we will see, for this one I gave a 5 out of 5 stars and totally recommend both Part 1 and 2, easy and amazing reads and will leave you crazing for more.

And that will do for my review on these two novellas, can't give too much away or it will ruin the whole plot.

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Series I want to Start/Finish in 2016

Okay, let's talk about series that I have started and that all the books are out and I haven't finished.  And if you are asking why I haven't read it yet?  I have no clue, I probably own the books already and still don't have a clue why I haven't read them yet.  Or some of them may be because I have read the first book and I don't have any of the other books and then there are other series that I have the second and more books of the series and don't have the first so I can't even start it yet.  I know, I have a problem and the biggest of them is that I keep buying books...lol

Alright, I have come up with a "small" list of Series or Trilogies that I really want to read and FINISH it this year, for sure, I hope, I really, really do.  Anyway, let's get this show started:

1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


I think I'm doing pretty good on this one, I have read the first 3 books already and I'm hoping to start the 4th within the next couple months and just pick up the 5th and 6th right after. Keeping my fingers crossed.  (and how beautiful is the new paperback complete series? ah swooning over here).

2.  The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare


Because I have heard nothing but AMAZING things about this one I just need to start it now, I actually just read that I should start this one right after reading book 3 of the TMI so I'm right on track to start this Trilogy and I'm getting really excited and see what the hype is all about.

3. Never, Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher


This is the last book of this trilogy and the only reason I haven't read it's because I have heard mixed opinions about it, but I should just grab it and read it, right?

4. End of Days by Susan Ee


OMG, I can't believe I still haven't read this book yet.  I loved the first book, the second was really twisted but I still enjoyed and I now I just need to know how it all ends.  I promise I'm going to be reading this one really soon.

5.  Fever Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano





I have all the books, so I just need to marathon this one, I don't know why I haven't yet.

6.  Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier


I have the 2nd and 3rd book, I'm just going to get the 1st one from the library or order it online and marathon this one too.

7.  The Book of Ivy Duology by Amy Engel

  

I just finished reading the first book and can't get the end out of my head, this book was amazing, one of the best dystopian books that I have read in a while.  I need to pick up the second book ASAP, this one I will be finishing up soon, very soon, for sure.

8. Burn for Burn Trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian 


I have all the books for this trilogy so I just need to marathon this one.  Probably this summer, sounds like summery books.

9. Anna and the French Kiss/Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

  

Another Trilogy that I have all the books and really want to read it this summer, these books will be placed on my boat and once I go there on the weekends, I will have no excuses but to read them.  I have heard nothing but wonderful things about these ones too, so I'm really excited to read them.

There are a lot more books on my TBR shelves but if I read all the books that I have here I will be very, very happy, so I going to keep just these ones for now and I can always had more books later, which will probably happen anyway.

XOXO,

Nelia



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

It's Book Review Tuesday and today is a quick one, today I'm bringing you a novella and this week will be another Colleen Hoover week for book reviews!!! YEAH

Today's novella is:

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

 

Maybe Not is a companion novella to the Maybe Someday (loved that book by the way), and this novella follows the side characters Warren and Bridgette.

Warren gets so excited an opportunity comes to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees to it.  It could mean really exciting things, right?

Maybe NOT.

Bridgette, the new roommate ends up been cold and seemingly calculating.  Tensions starts to run high and the two of them end up not been able to stand each other and can hardly stand to be in the same room together.

Warren can be calculative too and he has a theory about Bridgette, he thinks that if she can hate someone with that much passion, she should also love with that much passion.  And he is going to be the one to test that theory.

Will Bridgette warm up to Warren?  Will she ever cave in?  Or is Warren going to just keep pushing and get a cold shoulder all the time?

Maybe?  Maybe Not?

You will just have to read this little novella and figure it out for yourself.

I loved being back on the lives of these people and it felt nice getting to know Warren better, he became one of my favorite side characters on the Maybe Someday book, so I really enjoyed getting to see it.  But I fell like I was still missing something,  I wanted more, that's what it was.  We got Warren and Bridgette love story and that was it, I guess I wanted to find out what was going on after Maybe Someday ended and I didn't get that.  Oh well, it was still good and I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

XOXO,

Nelia

Monday, March 21, 2016

Anticipated Spring/Summer 2016 Releases

I shouldn't be doing this post, why? Because this means I will be buying more books and my TBR is going to be increasing again.   Ah, who am I kidding, I'm dying to get my hands on these books lol.

Here are the Spring/Summer 2016 Releases that I'm most excited about it:

Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins-April 6th



I can't wait to see how this Trilogy ends, that's all I'm going to say about this book.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas-May 3rd



I really enjoyed the first book and it left me wanting more.  I can't wait to see what is happening with those characters.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare-March 8



This book is out already and people are just raving SO much about it, I still need to finish the Infernal Devices and the remaining of the TMI series, but once I'm done with them I will be picking this one up, I just need to know what all the hype is all about.

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski-March 29th



So, I totally enjoyed the first book but I didn't picked up the second one because I knew this one was coming out this year and I wanted to read the second and the third book one after the other, so once this one comes outI will be able to do just that.

The Crown by Kiera Cass-May 3rd



So, I don't even know if this will be the last book of the Selection series or not, but this Series is like my guilty pleasure and I just know that I will be picking this one up and reading it.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead-April 5th



I'm craving some Richelle Mead writing and this book sounds AMAZING, cannot wait.

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows-April 5th



This is book 2 in the Orphan Queen Duology, you don't see Fantasy books having just two books so I'm really excited to see how it all wraps up.

Alight by Scott Sigler-April 5th


Book 2 in the Alive trilogy and GUESS what, I actually have this book as an eARC (I got it from NetGalley-thank you NetGalley) and I'm actually reading it this week.  I LOVED Alive (the first book), it was one of my favorite books of last year and cannot wait to see what is going to happen on this one.

Harry Porter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling-July 31st



And of course HP and the CC, this book is probably on everyone's list, I actually want to re read the whole series before I read this one, so hopefully I will be done doing that before 07/31.  Hopefull!!!

9 books, yeah may not seem a lot, but thinking about all the other ones that I still have read before these and all the others on my TBR to read.

What books are you most exicted for this Spring/Summer?

XOXO,

Nelia


Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekend Reads: The Book of Ivy and A Monster Calls

It's finally here, Friday!  This week was long and I'm just tired and can't wait to rest.  However, here in New England we are expecting SNOW, yeah tell me about, here I thought that Winter was gone for good and of course he decides to come back again just to leave in a grand show.  Oh well, it will be a good weekend to stay home and read, right?

Here is what I will be reading:

 The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel


I started this book yesterday and cannot wait to go home and read some more, it's SO GOOD and I may be done with this book pretty soon and if I am then it will be time to pick up:


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


I got this book last weekend when I visited my Used Book Store and I'm pretty curious to know what the hype is all about this one.  And it's going to be a movie soon too, right?  Yeah, it's about time I read it.


And that's all I have for now. What are you going to be doing this weekend?  How's the weather where you are, is it Spring already?

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Back in November of 2015 I went on a Colleen Hoover obsession and so be prepared for the next book reviews to be all about Colleen Hoover's books.  I know there are a lot of CoHo fans so I don't feel to bad about it, right?  Who's with me?  Leave a comment below with your favorite Colleen Hoover book.

Okay, back to today's Book Review; today I bring you:

Confess by Colleen Hoover (duh)



Auburn Reed knows that she wants of her life, she already has all her plans written down and there's no room for mistakes, period.  But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, things take a turn to a place she doesn't want to go, she is feeling an attraction to artist and owner Owen Gentry.

At first she isn't sure what she should do, but for once in her life she decides to take a risk and put her heart first and go for it, not for it but for Owen.  And then she starts to find out that Owen is keeping major secrets from her and his past may destroy what is most important to Auburn and she isn't ready for that just YET.  And the only way for her to get her life back on track is to cut Owen completely out of it.  She just has to do it, there is no way around it, right?

Owen, doesn't want to lose Auburn, she is everything that he needs and wants in his life.  And it is so hard for him to explain it to her that the truth sometimes is as subjective as art.   He know that the only way to win her back is to confess, but is he ready for his confession?  His confession could destroy more than fix anything and he isn't sure if there is a right way to do it...will she understand him?

This book was great, Colleen's writing was amazing again, of course, it got you captivated from the beginning.  I couldn't put this book down once I started and wanted to know Owen's secret and Auburn's past and because of that I was done in a couple sittings.  I was so surprise by their confessions, let me tell you, especially Owen, holly molly.  One of the things that I liked about this book was getting the perspective from both of them, you got to understand not only Auburn but Owen too.

So good and of course I gave this book 5 out of 5 starts.  And OMG I almost forgot to tell you the amazing art that you get throughout the book, a totally added bonus!!!

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Book Tag: 25 Bookish Facts About Me

Alright, it has been a very long time since I have some anything other than a Book Review, so today I'm bringing you a Book Tag.  There is this Tag going around BookTube and it looks fun and I'm going to stop now and get to it...

25 Bookish Facts About Me


my bookshelf...


1. I LOVE reading at night.  And it may be because I know for sure there won't be no interruptions at that time.  And I have a little thing called insomnia so that works out perfectly!!!

2. My favorite genre is Young Adult; but you will see me reading other genres too.  I've recently started reading Fantasy and love it, you can't ever get wrong reading some Contemporary books and a Classic is just good for your soul once in a while.

3. I probably own more ebooks than physical books.  Why?  Because Amazon is mean and does amazing Kindle deals and I'm a sucker for the Free and $1.99 and the $2.99 deals.  Don't hate me.

4. I'm not good reading more than 1 book at time.  It stresses the crap out of me; there I said it, whenever I have 2 or 3 books on my currently reading list, I get on a reading slump and Oh Man it's hard to get out of it.  So, I try to stick to my 1 book at a time and when I do that I usually can finish within one to 3 days tops.

5. My current TBR pile is over 50 books.  But what is a girl got to do about it, is it my fault that authors keep coming out with amazing books?  And then they come out with sequels and then it becomes trilogies or series?  See, not my fault, right?  Seriously, I should just stop buying books...

6. I refuse to watch a movie that is based on a book without reading the book first.  I just know the book is going to be better and I need to compare them. And the worst is I usually get disappointed when the movie doesn't have my favorite parts in it.  WHY???

7. First books I started reading were romance Harlequin, how?  I used to steal them from my older sisters when I was like 6 or 7 years old.  The last time I read an Harlequin book was probably over 7 years ago, but I can still remember the first book I read, not the title but the story :)  My reading taste has totally improved lol

8. I LOVE NetGalley and that's the place were I request my eARCs.  I have found some of my favorite books there and totally recommend the site.  Wait, let me go there and check what's new...

9. If I start a book I'm going to finish it, even if I'm not into it.  Most of the time I ended up not hating it completely because I stuck with it and read it until the end and usually the other half of the book pick it up.  But there are times that the book just didn't do it for me but I still finished it, because that's just how I am.

10. I cry easily with books and my husband just doesn't get it.  I get so much into a book and I really feel that I'm right there with those characters and feeling what they are feeling that when something bad happens I'm a crying river.

11. I don't break my book spines and fold my pages and I would have a nervous break down if someone did that to my books.  One time I was reading and ignoring my husband and kids and he grabbed my book and threatened to break my book spine and I literally cried.  Yeah, I know...

12.  Audiobooks...I've only listened to 3 of them so far and for some reason the only one I've liked was Amy Poehler's.  And it takes me forever to finish it,  over a month to be exact, I just cannot get into and the only place I can really listen to it is in my car and only when I'm alone.  Yeah, not a fan of Audiobooks yet.

13. I don't re-read books.  I actually don't remember the last time I re-read a book, I finish a book and I may LOVE that book but I don't see myself re-reading it.  The only books that I may re-read is the Harry Porter series in the anticipation of the new book coming out this year, and only because I read when I was little, that's IT.

14.  I love Goodreads and I make it a point to update my reading status ALL THE TIME.  Let's be friends there: Goodreads.

15. I got a concussion from a car accident and spent 3 months without reading or watching any TV.  When I was allowed some stimulation back I picked reading instead of TV.  Yeah, reading is way better.

16. I cannot go inside a bookstore just for browsing, because I WILL buy a book.  Bookstores are my everything, it doesn't matter what kind of bookstore, Barnes and Noble? Sure.  Used Book Store? Why not!!!

17.  I recently finished reading, Me Before You and I went to multiple stores until I found a copy of it.  Because EVERYBODY was talking about it and I just need it, I just did.

18. I recommend books to all my friends, co-workers and family ALL THE TIME.  I just don't see why they are not reading, especially if they are book to movie adaptions, I always make sure I tell the books are way better.

19. BookTube was the best and worst invention ever.  Why?  Because of it I end up buying and reading more books than I probably should.  Who am I kidding, I love it lol.

20. Favorite way to read a book?  I read paperbacks, hardbacks, on my kindle and my phone if I'm somewhere and that's the only thing I have with me.  What matters is that I'm reading, period.

21. I read Erotica books too, some of them are so horrible that I just can't get through them and I can't believe how they even got published, but I still read them once in a while, because when I need a break from all the YA and dystopian books that's what I think it will get me right back at it. lol

22. When my kids want a toy I bring them to the book section at the store, what better toy than a book?  And it works; most of the times :)

23. Sometimes I buy books and hide the fact from everybody at home, because it is a problem when you buy more books and you have bookcases full of books at home that you haven't read yet.  Oh Well.

24. There are so many classics that I haven't read yet...but I'm hoping to read at least 3 or more of them this year; I'm hoping.

25. I love shopping for great deals on books and will find the cheapest prices on them, Book Outlet always gets me with their sales, but you just cannot beat their prices.

And that will do for my facts, have you done this Tag?  Comment below so I can check it out?

And I Tag everyone else that hasn't done it yet!!!

XOXO,

Nelia





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Welcome back friends and guess what today is?  Book Review Tuesday and today, OMG...today's book review is my favorite book of 2015 for sure.  And definitely my favorite Colleen Hoover's book, hands down baby.

Okay, I'm done babbling and I'm just going to jump into to the review:

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover


Tate moves in temporary with her brother and the first thing that she sees on his door step is this drunk guy.  He won't get up or wake up for that matter, so she just gets him inside her bother's apartment and in the morning things couldn't be more weird between them. Then she finds out he is one of her brothers pilot's friend; Miles.  As days go by their attraction for each other is undeniable and that's all they have in common.  Once they have their feelings (or lack of) in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up, he doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.  Their arrangement is perfect as long as Tate can stick to the two rules Miles has for her:

Never ask about the past.
Don't expect a future.

Tate says she has no problem with the rules as she doesn't have time to think about a future at that moment, she is busy finishing her nursing school and working at the same time.

Miles couldn't be happier about it, that's the kind of person he has been looking forever, no strings attached, he is a pilot so he is never home and when he is home; he is just looking for someone to have sex with and no other questions to be asked.

They think they can handle, but soon they realize they can't handle it at all.

The more time they spend together, the more attached they get, the more they want to know about each other.  Promises always get broken.  Rules get shattered.  Hearts that aren't supposed to love start to have feelings and lastly LOVE gets Ugly.

This relationship was everything, raw, spontaneous and everything in between and more.  And the twist?  OMG, I wasn't ready for it, my heart wasn't ready for it.  I just wanted to go there and hug Miles and hold him all day and all night long.  Tate was amazing and what every girl should be.  Ah, I just loved this story so much, it has been months and months since I read and I can still remember everything about it.

5 out 5 starts and I would give it a million if I could.  If you haven't read it, what the heck are you waiting for??? GO!!!

XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, March 11, 2016

Weekend Reads: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and Once by Anna Carey

Good Morning and Happy Friday friends!!! Are you ready for the clocks to move forward an hour?  Ah come one, even though we will lose that extra hour of sleep; this also means that Spring and the warm weather is HERE and that's is so exciting...YEAH!!!!!!!

For this weekend to celebrate that I have absolutely nothing planned, hahaha...Well, I am planning to visit a new Used Book Store that opened a couple weekends ago so that is wicked exciting, right?

Alright, I'm going to get to what this post is all about and tell you what books I'm currently reading and will be reading this weekend, let's do this:

First of, I'm currently reading and will be probably finishing today:

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie


This is such a quick read and it's one of those reads that belongs to your childhood and never gets old to read, you know what I mean, right?


Next, I sooo ready to pick up:

Once by Anna Carey


This is the second book in the Eve trilogy and I can't wait to see what is going on with Eve and the gang.


And that's all I have for this weekend...What are you guys up to?

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Book Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

It's time for another book review and time for some royalty, ah but if you are expecting your typical royalty stuff you will be disappointed.  This book is the opposite of that and for that I think you will love it, that is if you love so badass girl character...let's that a look?

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson


Lia is a Princess, she is the First Daughter of the House of Morrighan and because of that she has some obligations and traditions to abide to.  One of those obligations and traditions is: she is to be married (without even meeting her future husband once) to secure a political alliance.  And she just cannot do that and on her wedding day she flees...she also steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She takes her maid and good friend with her and both of them settle on a distant village.  She is more than ready for a new life as a common person, she doesn't tell anyone who she is and starts living a life that she had dreamed for long.  One day two mysterious and really hot strangers arrive on the village (she has no clue that one of them is the prince that she was to be married to and the other an assassin sent to kill her), she starts to get close to both of them and feelings and secrets start to unravel and she really isn't ready for it yet.

One of the things that I enjoyed about this book was not knowing for a while who the Prince or the Assassin was and getting to know both of them at the same time and also seeing Lia fall for each of them.  This way you can't really form a negative opinion about one or the other, right?  I can't really tell you much about what happens in this book, but expect a lot of action and deception for sure.  And I'm not going to tell who is gell for because that would totally ruin the book for sure.  The world building was great, whenever I was reading it, I felt like I was right there with the characters and the way the place was described?  OMG, I felt like I was walking on those streets at the same time...amazing writing.

And the characters?  Loved, loved them; Lia was amazing, totally connected with her and the same with all the others, the prince, the assassin?  OMG swooning over here lol.

So, if you haven't read this book yet, what are you waiting for?  I'm always a little afraid of fantasy but after reading The Queen of the Tearling and The kiss of Deception I am SO ready to dive in to this world of fantasy more and more.  And to finish my review of this book I just have to tell you guys that I gave this book 5 out of 5 starts.

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beauty Haul March 2016

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!!! This past weekend I went shopping and got some really good goodies and then I realized that I has been quite some time since I did a Beauty Haul and that's what today's post is all about.  Let's go and check it out?

Beauty Haul

Here is my bag full of the goodies:


And talking about bag, I got a new purse from TJMaxx and isn't it beautiful?


I LOVE IT...

It's by BCBG and it's the perfect color for Spring/Summer and I just couldn't leave it behind and for $40 it was a bargain.


The first 3 items are from TJMaxx and they are all Skin Care items and I can't wait to try them. 1.Danielle Laroche Night Cream.  2. Ole Henriksen Day Cream and 3. Facial Oil

From Target I picked out Pixi Glow Tonic that I have always heard so much about it and have yet to tried it.


TJMaxx: Can wait to try this body mask.


TJMaxx: Found these Macadamia products for a lot more cheaper than I would have bought at a regular store and I have been wanting to try them so...
1. Macadamia Shampoo 2. Macadamia Conditioner 3. Macadamia Mask


Target: Totally random but I need some dental products and Target was having a buy 3 get one free so I got 2 toothpastes and I got what I needed a new toothbrush for me and hubby.


TJMaxx: One of my favorite founds; found this whole BH Cosmetics makeup brush set at TJMaxx for $17.  I may not need more brushes but I just couldn't leave it behind, they are beautiful. Let's take a closer look at them...

Eye set:
Close up...

Face...
Close up...

I saw these at Target and I knew I had to have them, too bad these were the only colors left, I need to go to CVS and look for more, they look so beautiful and these colors are kind of my colors actually...

1. Devotion   2. Flirt

And that's my haul, I'm actually kind of surprise that I didn't end up buying any clothes this time.  Oh well, there is always a next time, right?  Hahaha...

Are you getting ready for Spring yet?  Are you excited for Spring?  I know I am, today is going to reach 70 degrees and I couldn't be happier.

XOXO,

Nelia