Wednesday, 30 July 2014

W...W...W...Wednesday 30/07/14

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
My current read is Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
I recently finished Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
I think my next read will be Promise Bound by Richelle Mead

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Teaser Tuesday 29/07/14 'Rush Too Far'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
    Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
This week my current read is Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines.  I really enjoyed the Too Far trilogy, so getting to read book 1 in Rush's POV is something I've been looking forward to.
Teaser comes from page 157.
"That had to be the sweetest thing I'd ever heard.  Kiss me, please.  Fuck, this girl was gonna ruin me.  I wanted her to belong to me.  Her body to know only me.  Completely."

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Forever of Ella and Micha (Ella and Micha #2) by Jessica Sorensen

Received for review.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sphere (24 Oct 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0751552270

Ella and Micha have been through tragedy, heartbreak and love. When they are together, anything seems possible, but now they are thousands of miles apart.

Micha spends the days touring the country with his band, but being away from Ella is harder than he thought. He wants her closer to him - needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him. The few moments they do spend together are fleeting and filled with passion. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?

Cover:  A super cute, romantic cover that I'm such a sucker for.  I love, and appreciate, that the cover matches the first book.

I read The Secret of Ella and Micha last year, and I loved it.  I read it just as I was discovering the New Adult genre.  So I was looking forward to delving into the sequel.
Of course I don't want to give spoilers for those that haven't read the first book.
But I can say, that I enjoyed the sequel, maybe not as much as book one.
Ella's issues of I-love-Micha-but-I-can't-be-with-him-because-I'll-ruin-his-live, grated on my nerves after a while.
I felt there was unresolved, random issues with Micha and his father, that just seemed to hang there.
I do love the chemistry and friendship between them.
Over all, I did enjoy it, but just wished for MORE for Ella and Micha.
4/5 stars.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Unmasking The Duke's Mistress by Margaret McPhee

Published:15 November 2011
Format:Paperback 280 pages

ISBN 13: 9780373296699
With trembling hands Arabella dons the mask of Miss Noir for her first night at Mrs. Silver's House of Pleasures. Thinking of her young son, she prepares to smile prettily at the next gentleman who enters….
Dominic Furneaux, Duke of Arlesford, is stunned to see that the woman who shattered his heart has fallen so low. He offers her a way out—by making her his mistress!
The temptation to reacquaint herself with Dominic's body is hard for Arabella to resist, but Dominic needs only to look into the Furneaux-blue eyes of her son to uncover Arabella's deepest secret….


Cover: Fairly standard Regency romance cover.  Not my favourite, but there’s nothing to dislike about it.
Margaret McPhee is one of, if not my favourite Regency Romance authors.

Her books The Wicked Earl and Mistaken Mistress are two of my favourite ever, let alone in the Regency genre.

The reason behind the original heartbreak and separation was a little stretched.  A misunderstanding that was so crazy- one of those situations where just talking to each other would have solved the issue long ago.
I really liked both protagonists and wanted them to get their happily ever after.
But it was a cute, fast paced read, that I really enjoyed, but not my favourite.

3.5/5 stars.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Fault In Our Stars - Movie Thoughts

I finally managed to get to the cinema to see The Fault In Our Stars…and at the time this goes up- I'll have seen it three times.
I’m so happy with this book-to-movie adaptation.  I read the book in2012, and fell in love with it.  It very quickly became an all time favourite read with a permanent place in my heart.

So naturally, when you hold a book in that much regard- the idea of a movie is both exciting and terrifying.  It will either be a faithful tribute, or a train wreck.
But I’m so happy with it.  It was so true to the book which was so nice to see.
Hazel was just how I imagined her to be.  Shailene Woodley was perfectly cast, and her performance was a pleasure to watch.

When I first saw Ansel Elgort – I was unsure.  It wasn’t how I pictured him.  Then I saw the trailer and I thawed a bit.

Then I saw the movie- and he completely changed my mind.  I fell in love with him.

All.  At.  Once.
He had this cheeky look about him, and he was so funny.  He was actually the perfect Augustus Waters.

I’m genuinely so happy with the adaptation.
Did it make me cry?

No- but I think that may be more that I’m not a crier by nature, let alone in public.
But it did bring a tear to my eye.

Over all- it was beautiful.  So beautiful.  And funny.  And heartbreaking.  And life affirming.
5/5 stars.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

W...W...W...Wednesday 23/07/14

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I'm currently reading Frostbite by Richelle Mead
I recently finished reading Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I think my next read will be Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
See a theme here?