Sofyy’s Book Review: Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Series:  The Ivy Chronicles (1#)

Published: November 5th 2013

Publisher: William Morrow

Goodreads: “Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs. 

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…”

Review:

I’m going to be very straightforward with this. This book is good, honestly. It’s interesting, sexy, sometimes funny and it just keeps you hooked, at least it did to me. Yet, it is not one of those books you just have to tell your friends about and try to convince them to read it. It’s very light, romantic, sensual, something you read very quickly, and something you read when you just want some sexy, romantic, happy-ending treat xD

The main character, Pepper, is very sweet and innocent, who just idealizes that she will have a perfect marriage with her brother’s best friend, Hunter. It annoyed throughout the book, because she just kept, on and on and on about making Hunter fall in love with her , then they would marry and have 2.5 children…. *yawns*

Anyway, since she is a virgin,  her friends take her out at night to hook her up with the bar tender,  the so-called playboy who can teach her the ways of “love-making” (typical, might I add). So she meets the bar tender, major hottie, heart-throb, etc.

After seeing each other for a couple of times, Reece (bar tender’s name, aka Cheese xD), starts “teaching”Pepper foreplay… so Pepper can later apply it to Hunter.

Obviously they fall for each other, but idiot Pepper still insists she must stay with Hunter. Hunter takes a notice on her at last, they start dating, until something tragic happens (not too tragic), Pepper finally sees the light and gets together with Reece.

Seems like a very simple plot, which it is, but I quite liked it. There’s more to it, I don’t want to ruin the book for those who haven’t read it. I know I kind of spoiled the end, but still, it was just too obvious, so I guess I didn’t spoil too much xD

Btw, Pepper is such a stupid name xD

P.S: Yes, I totally used a Delena gif, sorry Stelena fandom!

3.5 Chibis

Sofyy’s book Review: World After by Susan Ee

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)World After by Susan Ee

Series: Penryn & End of Days (#2)

Published: November 19th 2013

Publisher: Skyscape

Goodreads:In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?”

Review

So, World After…

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My computer is fine… BUT NOT ME! I’M JUST… DAMN! This is book is SO F****** GOOD I JUST CANNOT

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU DID TO ME SUSAN EE??!!

Okk…. no, I’m not calm but I will try not to look so crazy…

Anyways… *awkward silence*  allow me to say that although this book wasn’t as good as the first one, it was still AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL AND THRILLING (I’ll try to stop using capital letters xD)

In this book you see Penryn fighting to save herself, to save her sister, Raffe and everyone, in this book you realize that Penryn is a fighter and a  warrior who fights for what she believes (I guess that’s her life and her family’s ahaha). Penryn struggles in a world where she can’t expect help from nobody, where she can’t rely on anyone but herself. And even though this all seems too badass material you can still see remnants of funny, hilarious, girly Penryn, I mean, this chick is so amazing, I found myself chanting Beyonce’s Run the World (Girls) during her fighting moments – ahaha seriously!!

LET’S NOT FORGET WHAT SHE CALLED RAFFE’S FRIGGING SWORD!!!! She actually named it Pooky Bear!!! I died… I just, I was laughing my ass off (not literally, for heaven’s sake)

“I am Pooky Bear, from an ancient line of archangel swords.” – Raffe

Her poor sword has to announce itself to the other swords with kind of a War Scream… Can you imagine it? Instead of hearing something like “THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA!” no, you hear “I AM POOKY BEAR, FEAR ME, FOR I AM RUTHLESS!” xD

"Do you realize that when she fights battles, she’s going to have to announce herself to the opposing sword? She’ll be forced to say something ridiculous like, ‘I am Pooky Bear, from an ancient line of archangel swords.’ Or, ‘Bow down to me, Pooky Bear, who has only two other equals in all the worlds.’”

Once Raffe saw that Penryn was alive, something woke up in me, something wild, crazy and uncontrollable, something only book nerds and fangirls have… DA FEELS!

‘It really is you’, says Raffe. He’s staring at me, stunned. His fist is mid-air but paused in the middle of pummeling the hell out of Beliel who is bloody and staggering. He starts a slow smile that melts my bones.”

And Penryn’s sister, Paige! I felt so saddened and sorry for her, poor little girl.. I just wanted to hug her and tell her everything’s gonna be fine… 😦

Let’s not forget that Raffe now has demonic wings … (I can’t say more without spoiling, which is something I’m trying to avoid)

I don’t want to say a lot more cause I know most people still haven’t read the book (yes Ana, I’m talking about you *evil smirk*). For those who have, you probably understand what I’m feeling, Susan Ee plotted this, she knows exactly what to do to strike us right in the heart and leave us mental and crying in a corner like kids.

This book cann0t be described , it is something felt (believe me, you feel A LOT!)

If you haven’t even read the first one, Angelfall, allow me to “kindly” say: “WTF are you still doing here?! Go read Angelfall! right now, come back after you read it!” sorry for my rudeness but right now I can’t act all polite and proper xp

As expected,

5 Chibis

 

 

Book Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Series: The Falconer (#1)

Published: September 26th 2013

Publisher: Gollancz

Summary: One girl’s nightmare is this girl’s faery tale. 
She’s a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title — and drop-dead beauty.
She’s a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. She’s leading a double life: She has the rare ability to sense the sìthichean — the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans — and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
She’s a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her abilities and her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons — from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols — ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
She’s a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with the gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother’s murder — but she’ll have to save the world first.”

Review

You know what came to mind when I was reading The Falconer? The only series with Faeries that I liked: Fever and The Iron Fay. I usually try to stay away from this type of book since until now those were the only series that I enjoyed (and they are awesome! So if you haven’t read them yet go pick them up now!). But everyone was saying such great things about this one that I had to check it out. You know, the hype thing and all that. One cannot escape the hyped books! I admit, The Falconer is worth all the hype. It’s a freaking amazing book, with a kick-ass female heroine and a swooning love interest.

First of all, how many heroines know how to make and detonate bombs? Yup, bombs. Since her mother died, Aileana (Kam) has learned how to fight faeries with her gorgeous tutor, Kiaran, who happens to be a faery himself. For a reason I will not mention, he doesn’t like faeries very much and taught Kam how to kill them. However, he told her not to fight them on her own, she could only go hunting with him. But you know that there would be no story if she actually complied to what he said so off she goes, hunting and killing faeries in the middle of the night by herself. To have more meanings and chances of survival, Kam starts trying to make bombs and weapons. She used to love working with mechanical things with her mother and now she is putting her knowledge to work. Blah blah, shit happens and an amazing story begins.

Okay, The Falconer might not be the epitome of stories but it is greatly enjoyable, with lots of “OMG, it’s now, it’s gonna happen, she’s gonna die now”-moments or “Just kiss already dammit”-moments.

Anyways, I already said I loved the main character I don’t know how many times, let’s talk a little about other character. The dad, the dad… ARGHHH why? Just… No, he was so annoying. Her friend was actually pretty cool, seeing how the society was. She always  supported Kam and when she found out about faeries. Oh boy! Hilarious. And Derrick, Kam’s faery that lives in the closet! Ah! He is the star of the story. Basically, Derrick lives in Kam’s closet because he loves fixing ruined dresses, in which Kam comes from hunting with A LOT. I’d be fascinated if she managed to come home unscraped after fighting with I don’t know how many deadly faeries in a night. He also is her ally, and even though faeries supposedly don’t have emotions, he gets attached to her.

Kiaran… Well, he is the bad faery who actually isn’t that bad and saves Kam one night and becomes her teacher. He is your usual male hero but, damn, this type of character never fails to catch my heart. If only someone like this appeared in real life! Ah! I loved when he has to treat Kam (she gets pretty banged up whenever she has a fight and one night ihihih

But since this book would not be the same without the freaking (not) love triangle. Really, it’s not a love triangle. It’s just a “thing” (read the book if you want to know what I mean). And of course, I have to talk about the damn ending. Okay, I know the author needs to make the readers eager for the next book but I did not want that ending, I wanted some miracle to happen and to save the day. Or for Kirian to just use his fairy mojo to change the outcome of the final battle. Auch, my heart hurts.

If you, one night, want to read a book and don’t mind staying up all night to finish it, because that’s what will happen once you start The Falconer, you know this is book for you. *flies away to search for a Kirian*

4 Chibis

Cover Reveal: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers + giveaway

Earlier this year I participated in the cover reveal for A Little Too Much by Lisa Desrochers. Now, I’m back with the cover for the third book in the series, A Little Too Hot! And the cover fits the title to a T! Check it out!

ALittleTooHot

Release Date: January 21st 2014

From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

 “If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.”

Giveaway

Now comes the best part! Lisa is hosting an awesome giveaway! You can enter to win SIX SIGNED book and some swag. If you want to participate just click the link below.

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Sofyy’s Book Review: If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1)

If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

Series: Inside Out (#1)

Published: September 13th 2012

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Goodreads: “The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey. 

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry. 

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.”

Review

When I started reading the book I was expecting a Fifty Shades of  Grey story, with a controlling rich hottie, an innocent female character and lots of non-vanilla sex. So I was totally uninterested and bored… But after the first chapter I got so into it! Guys, if you didn’t like Fifty Shades of Grey or you don’t like to read about BDSM, you can still read this book! I think Goodreads described this book very poorly. You won’t find BDSM sex scenes, at least between the main character, Sara McMilan, and her “lover”, Chris Merit.

This story goes a lot deeper than a romance where the experienced “Dominant” introduces BDSM to the virginal “Submissive”. In this story you will read about a  woman who finds a few journals written by a woman called Rebecca. Rebecca is what you would call an Anastasia Steel (hahaha), she met a rich guy who showed her the dark side of … sex? (I don’t want to keep repeating myself by always saying BDSM – and I just said it again). Anyway, Sara decides she wants to look for Rebecca and give her her journals back. She calls the place where she works at, an art gallery, but everyone says Rebecca is on holidays. So Sara “infiltrates” herself on the art gallery and somehow gets hired by Mark, her sexy, intense, mysterious boss. (I know this sounds cliché, but no, what you think’s gonna happen isn’t gonna happen). Then Sara meets Chris, an artist who dresses like a biker (weird combination if I may add).

Sara and Chris then start having a hot affair,lots of  hot sex between them, then they reveal some of their secrets to each other, Chris getting jealous because Sara’s boss, Mark, wants to “do her” (his words!! no actually, he used the F- word but I’m trying to be polite here xD) – Even though, I thought this part of the book was hot, it was very tiring to read, I just wanted Sara to find out more things about Rebecca, nobody knows where she is, just that she’s on holiday with her rich boyfriend whose name nobody knows! Sara even starts suspecting that Rebecca might be dead! Lisa Renee Jones wrote all the sex scenes on one place, so it took me a while to read it since it was very repetitive. Trust me, I like a good sex scene like everyone else, but too much get’s boring…

In the last chapters Sara finds out a few things about her boss and Chris, things that frighten her… she then decides to concentrate more on the Rebecca mystery.  But when she’s about to find out something that will probably be a huge mind-blown, BAMM! THE END!

“NOOOOOOOO!”- I thought “How the hell can this end this way?!! One cannot simply end a book like this!”, but this ending made me realize that I liked reading this book, it was something different from what I’m used to read, and I’m totally in for good surprises xD I think I will read the second book but not for now.

3.5 Chibis

Cover Reveal: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

Seeking Her by Cora Carmack
SEEKING HER

Summary

“A few months after being honorably discharged from the military, Jackson Hunt is still struggling to adjust back to the real world. He needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he’s going to keep his own demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.

Bodyguard (and baby-sitter) to spoiled-rich-girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he’d been looking for, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away from the home that has felt stifling ever since his return. It would be a pretty sweet gig if it weren’t for the fact that Kelsey’s father doesn’t want Kelsey to know she’s being followed. Hunt feels guilty (and a little bit creepy) as he watches her from afar. She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When he sees her falling into the same patterns that he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know her is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her,the more he wants her. ”

Ana and Sofyy’s “GIVE IT TO ME NOW”-list

Booknerds know how it is to wait and wait and wait for a book to come out or not to have the money to buy it. Basically, it sucks, big time.

In this post we are going to express our frustration over the books we cannot wait to have on our hands.

BOTH

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

  November 19th 2013 – Ok, this one is right around the corner but still….

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3)

April 29th 2014

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)

June 10th 2014

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

 May 27th 2014

The One (The Selection, #3)

May 6th 2014

SOFYY

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

February 4th 2014

Be with Me (Wait for You, #2)

 February 4th 2014

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)

August 2014

Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika, #2)

November 27th 2013

Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2)

January 28th 2014

ANA

Oblivion (Nevermore, #3)

August 26th 2014

Of Metal and Wishes

August 5th 2014

The Winner's Curse

March 4th 2014

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

January 28th 2014