Book releases: March 2016

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but this month so many awesome books are being published, I must share them all with you. Keep reading 😉

One of the most awaited books of this year, Lady Midnight promises – am I the only one who is dying to have one copy on my hands? I believe not!

Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

8th March

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The third and last of book of the series – I’ve only read the first one, much to my embarrassment, I know I’m missing out, or so tells me Ana.

The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski

29th March

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Wendy Higgins, and this one is a Fairy Tale retelling! Need I say more?

The Great Hunt (The Great Hunt #1) by Wendy Higgins

8th March

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Speaking of fantasy, I’ve never read anything by this author, but I’m a total junkie for beautiful covers, so this one has a direct pass to my TBR.

Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie

1st March – comes out today folks!

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Ughh, another final book! And once again I’ve only read the first book of the series!

Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy #3) by Sally Green

29th March

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I love me some Mia Sheridan, I have no words for how much I love her books – I haven’t even read this one and I already feel myself swooning.

Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

1st March – TODAY!

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We’re missing a historical romance!

Not anymore 🙂

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn

29th March

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Who likes Allie Condie? You’re in for a treat!

Summerlost by Allie Condie

29th March

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And who missed Melissa Marr?! I know I did 🙂

Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled #1) by Melissa Marr

1st March – Today people!

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And at last, but definitely not least, a new series by Shelly Crane! I love the Significance series so much, I’m expecting big things from this one 🙂 I mean, what else could I want, it’s sci-fi, it has an UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL COVER…

The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen #1) by Shelly Crane

15th March

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With nothing to add, I bid you an amazing reading month, happy reading!

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Book Review: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last Breath

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: The Dark Elements (#3)

Publisher: July 28th 2015

Published: Harlequin Teen

Summary:Some loves will last ’til your dying breath
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.
Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.
Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…”

Review

What to say… What to say… This book… Well, it wasn’t that good. We started with an awesome book, got a middle book that was simply bad and now ended this should-have-been-great series with… this. Every Last Breath was way better than Stone Cold Touch but none of the sequels did justice to Hot White Kiss. Also, who decided on the horrible book cover changes? The head of the marketing department should be fired. As such, I am using the Kindle cover edition, which is not great but so much better than the new lame ones.

Every Last Breath picks up right where Stone Cold Touch ended, with the gang fining out that the Lillin was already born and had incorporated Sam’s form for a while now. I’m not here to say the premise isn’t good. It is, oh if it isn’t. I just feel like the author didn’t give a damn about this series… The Wardens, Alphas and even the witches want to catch the Lillin so as to not let Lillith get out of Hell. The story was going to a good place and it ended well. However, we never did find out Layla’s exact abilities and some things don’t get all that well resolved. I felt like I needed more, I just didn’t get what I was expecting from Every Last Breath.

We all knew that Roth would end up with Layla (thank god!) and she fortunately decided to stop leading Zayne on pretty fast in terms of chapters. However, I couldn’t help but be so frustrated at how Zayne handled things. He always seemed like the personification of all things good and now he was just kept reminding me of a proud caveman jock. It was bad guys. And when it all turns out good he doesn’t get the ending he deserved, full closure and all. We just get a speck of what might happen in the future and what I saw didn’t really convince me, Jennifer L. Armentrout didn’t manage sell me that possible story line.

But the worst of it all is what happens to a certain favourite character of everyone, and it’s obvious I’m talking about Bambi. This is the part that most baffled me because I just didn’t understand the point of this at all. It was a senseless and illogical decision of the author to make this happen. Why did Roth had to give up Bambi to the witches all of a sudden? I see that this demonstrates Roth’s love for Layla and the measure of what he would do for her but it freaking doesn’t make sense. It was stupid and in my most honest opinion a bad decision from the author. It was unnecessary and doesn’t bring anything new to the plot.

I’m not really going to say anything more because in all that is truth I don’t have many things to say about this book except shake my head at it. I was expecting so much more and the best part was the beginning with Thumper’s appearance (the character that should have appeared more but only made its great entrance once in the first chapters *sigh*).

2.5 Chibis

New Book Releases: March 2015

This month I challenge myself to read all of these books…

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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Publication date: 3rd March

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The 27 Club by Kim Karr

Publication date: 3rd March

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Easy Love by Kristen Proby

Publication Date: 3rd March

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The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Publication date: 3rd March

Guess who’s got an arc? I do! I’m currently re-reading the first book to get to this one!

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Publication date: 10th March

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Publication date: 10th March

More Lauren Oliver? Yes, please!

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Publication date: 10th March

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Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano 

Publication Date: 10th March

I have mixed feelings about Lauren DeStefano, I was quite disappointed with the Chemical Garden series.

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Prudence by Gail Carriger

Publication Date: 17th March

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Drop Dead Sexy by Katie Ashley

Publication Date: day unknown

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The Other Man by R.K.Lilley

Publication date: day unknown

Oh man, I can’t tell you how much I want to read this one. R. K. Lilley writes the sexiest books!

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The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare

Publication date: 17th March

I haven’t even read the first one of the series, but I just know I will get to this one 🙂

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Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan

Publication date: 17th March

Hottie goodness by Kendall Ryan? Is there a better word for yes?

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Naughty King by Michelle A.Valentine

Publication date: 17th March

I hope this book is naughty, got it, naughty? *I know, my jokes are terrible*

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Manwhore by Katy Evans

Publication Date: 24th March

You know Katy Evans? Well, she wrote Real? Ever heard of it? No? What are you waiting for? Go read it, dammit!

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Half Wild by Sally Green

Publication date: 24th March

YES YES YES YES, THANK YOU, OH GREAT LORD OF BOOKS!

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Revved by Samantha Towle

Publication date: 24th March

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The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter

Publication date: 31st March

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Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Publication date: 31st March

I got an arc, heck yeah!

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Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication date: 31st March

Jennifer L.Armentrout, just one of the best authors alive.

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Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

Publication date: 31st March

Made us wait long enough, right Shelly?

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New Book Releases this month: February 2015

Hi guys! So this month some awesome books that we’ve been dying to read are at last going to be published!

Let’s see what we have in store for this month.

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

Publication Date: 6th Feb

I personally can’t wait for this one, this is the end of the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines world, at least for now 😉

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Red Queen  (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5) by S.C. Stephens

Publication Date: 24th Feb

Can’t wait to get my hands on this one, more Kellan Kyle *swoons*

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Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: 24th Feb

A Darker Shade final for Irene

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Rebel (Rebel #1) by Callie Hart

Publication Date: 9th Feb

I wonder if I really want to read this or not… I guess we’ll see.

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Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Publication Date: 12th Feb

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The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Keela (Slater Brothers #2.5) by L. A. Casey

Publication Date: 1st Feb (today!)

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Homecoming (The Hundred #3) by Kass Morgan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1) by Sarah Castille

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Unleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Happenstance (Happenstance#3) by Jamie McGuire

Publication Date: 2nd Feb

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Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (The Lunar Chronicles #2.5) by Marissa Meyer

Publication Date: 4th Feb

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Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

Publication Date: 17th Feb

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The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: 17th Feb

Am I the only one dying to read The Return? Seth, my dear, I want you to be the father of my future children…

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That was it, thank you for reading, have a wonderful month and don’t forget to read!

xoxo Sofyy

Book Review: Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

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Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

Series: A Sign of Love Series

Published: 5th October

Publisher: CreateSpace

Goodreads:There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.

In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.

In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.

Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.

THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, WILL RELEASE SIMULTANEOUSLY. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.”

 

Review:

This is one of the best books I’ve read so far! Seriously, this is the reason why I wanted to write reviews in the first place, this book brought back long forgoten feelings!

I want to thank Mia Sheridan for writing such a master piece! Becoming Calder and it’s sequel, Finding Eden, are two of the best books I’ve ever read. There is love, hate, suffering, hope, murder, tears, blood and sweat… everything. It’s a whirlwind of feelings, one stronger than the other. I recommended both books to all my friends after I read it! They are amazing, it’s that simple.

Mia Sheridan is an author who keeps surprising me in the best way possible. I can hardly wait for what’s coming next! I want her to keep writing and publishing as fast as possible! After reading Archer, one of her best books I thought she couldn’t do better, because Archer was an amazing book! But I was so wrong!

Becoming Calder and Finding Eden should be read on a Friday night on holidays, when you don’t have to go to work the next day or have to study. Simply because you can’t stop reading. Once I finished Becoming Calder  I started reading Finding Eden because I couldn’t stop!! There is a massive cliff-hanger at the end of Becoming Calder. Yes, I am already warning you in advance! Think of it this way, I’m your friend, I’m helping you. Help yourself and take my advice to heart !

Becoming Calder is a story of a twisted reality, it is not in an alternative world, it’s in our very own world. And although at first it seems as if it is not, trust me, it is. This kind of fucked-up world exists, sometimes really close to us, but we can’t see it.

Calder is a boy who believes gods exists, that Eden was chosen to marry the one who they follow, the one who talks to the Gods.

This is a story of one society apart from ours, a society who doesn’t believe in electricity or technology. The story of people who blindly follow one single man who was able to fool them all.

Calder and Eden fall in love when they weren’t supposed to, they are both faced with the danger of their relationship being found out. During their blossoming love, they start to wonder and question all that is around them, all that has been told to them. Their family, the Gods, the society, the rules and even faith.

But what is to become of them if they try to run?

Do yourselves a favor and please read Becoming Calder. If you have already read it, please comment or send me an email, I would love to discuss it with you!

5 Chibis

Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Published: August 5th 2014

Publisher: Atria Books

Blurb: “When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out 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 could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.”

Review

I’m a huge fan of Colleen Hoover so when I found out she was releasing a new book I almost sang Amazing Grace in a restaurant. Yup, that would have been awkward mostly because I’m a nullity when it comes to singing. Obviously, I had to get my hands on the book as soon as it was released but I was a tad bit disappointed and I have to say this is one of my least favourite Colleen Hoover book so far. Well, I like it better than Hopeless but, you know, I was expecting something that matched Slammed. Either way, I can’t deny that Ugly Love was extremely addictive and that I didn’t enjoy reading it. Hell, I nearly read it in one go. If I didn’t need to sleep I’d probably have read it in one night. Having succumbed to my falling eyelids, I had to leave it to the next day (which is today actually). That’s right, this review is going to be full of fresh feels! Continue reading

Book review: Bad for you by Abbi Glines

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Bad for you by Abbi Glines

Series: Sea Breeze (#7)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: April 1st 2014

Goodreads: Innocence was never meant for the addictive… 

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.”

 

Review:

 

Yes, I guess you have noticed by now, I’m a big Abbi Glines’s fan… what can I say, she’s awesome. Her books make me feel angsty, swoony, red-hot mad and red-hot other thing *giggles*

I don’t know why but I have this thing for books whose main characters are: virginal, sweet, innocent girls and bad/playboy, alpha guys. My mom probably dropped me a couple of times when I was a baby, I wouldn’t be surprised if she did cause I’m pretty weird sometimes *coff always coff*

I thought this book would only be about some unresolved business the main male character had, like not being able to keep a stable relationship, or idk, child drama, or even being unable to utter a certain four letter word, you know, the thing you usually read on every NA book nowadays…

This book was about that, but mainly, about the main female character, Blythe. Like I said before, I admit I have a soft spot for sweet, innocent main characters, yet Blythe was still able to bring something new to all the other book characters I’ve ever met. I can’t praise her enough, really.

Anyway guys, I really want you to read this one, even if you don’t like Abbi Glines’s books (I am aware of some bad critics), or if you don’t know Abbi Glines at all.

This book can be read as a standalone, so please give it a try!

My brain and insides turned into mush after reading this book. Hopefully it will make you feel the same! 

I won’t even go further and explain how the book starts, as I usually do, I just really want you go ahead and read it like I did. I started reading this book without even reading the summary, which a must to me!

4.5 very sexy Chibis