TOP TEN TUESDAY #79 Ten books I plan to read on the beach

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:26 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Ten books I plan to read on the beach

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1. Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols #1)


2.Unseen Messages


3. White-Hot Hack (Kate and Ian #2)


4. It Ends with Us


5. The Scorpio Races


6. Firstlife (Everlife #1)


7. The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)


8. Waterfall (Teardrop #2)


9. Soundless


10. Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13)


What books are you planning to take with you on the beach???
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Love Thy Enemy (Red Stone Security #13) by Katie Reus

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 4:28 PM
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Title: Love Thy Enemy
Author: Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security #13

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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She refuses to trust him.

Red Stone Security employee Dominique Castle knows all too well that there are people in this world she just can't trust. After losing both her parents, Dominique keeps her distance from anyone tied to her past—especially the man she's hated for years. And Viktor Ivanov isn't going to change her mind about who he really is—no matter how determined the infuriatingly sexy Russian is.

He's determined to win her over.

She may hate him and not trust him, but Viktor is determined to crack through Dominique's icy exterior one way or another—even if it means taking the game into his own hands. With a past like Viktor's, he's made more than a few enemies along the way—enemies who'll stop at nothing to take him down. When Viktor realizes Dominique's life is in danger because of him, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her—whether she likes it or not. Now it's up to Dominique to trust the one man who's linked to the agony of her past. Can she find a way to love the enemy she always loathed?
I feel like it was just a month ago when Secret Obsession was released and we already have the #13 book in the Red Stone Security series.

Dominique is clever, loves her job at RSS and her friends, she is successful and beautiful but she does not have the people she loves the most, her parents. She is well aware that her father brought about their misfortunes but it was the devil himself that ruined them all! Dominique knows very well who to blame, Victor Ivanov and his father. It was his father that took everything from her, that made her an orphan. Victor’s father may be gone but as long as Victor, Dominique cannot forget what was taken from her. When she catches Victor’s eye though things change and it doesn’t take long to realize that Victor was never her enemy!

Dominique and Victor’s story was great! I liked a lot of things about their story but there was one thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars! Dominique claims that she has hated Victor and his father for a long time, years actually, she blames both of them for her mother’s death. However, at the same time, she already appears quite taken with Victor despite blaming him. It seems so contradictory and a bit confusing. I could feel her pain and anger towards Victor’s family but one kiss is all it takes for her to forget everything! Really?! It was actually more than that! She was the one who went after him time and time again, not to take her revenge or anything but to pursue a romantic relationship. I don’t have a problem with strong heroines but with her and Victor’s history their romance seemed rushed and unrealistic.

I especially liked Victor’s half-brother, Abram and their assistant, Lucy! Their relationship was HOT!

I have no idea who is next but I hope the next book will be a bit longer.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #81

Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2016 6:37 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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This week has been AMAZING! I got to read 3 ARCs: Torn, Demand and Hold you against me. I read 1 recent release by an author I love, Showmance and I also got to read a series that has been sitting on my shelf for a very looooooong time, the Shatter me series, which I really liked! Now that's variety! 

And 

I finally managed to buy my very own Kindle Paperwhite!!!!! If you follow me on Instagram you probably have already seen this: 


+ I had to buy a case for it (#thekindlemustbeprotectedatallcosts) and after looking very hard to find a cute one, I finally found this AWESOME case


*Squee*

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016 3:21 PM
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Title: The Problem with Forever
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: None

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
Holy cow! This one was a tear-jerker!

Is this a standalone? I hope not (please make it a series!!!) I seriously need more!

It is not often you read something so beautifully touching! I’m fully aware that this won’t be the case for everyone but it was for me. The last book that made me feel this way was the Paper Swan by Leylah Attar and it really changed the way I see things! The problem with forever had the impact as the paper swan to me.

Mallory Dodge, aka Mouse, hasn’t had it easy. Growing up, every day was a new fight to stay alive but she always had Rider to keep her safe and take care of her, they always had each other until circumstances separated them. Now, years later, life has brought them together once again. As much as it thrills them to be together again it also brings back the demons of their past. Has Rider found Mallory only to lose her again?

This is not a YA romance (okay it is!) but it also so much more! It is a story about life and promises and love and the huge problem with the idea of forever. This is one of those books where the title makes sense at some point in the book and I know some people love these kind of books, so that’s another great thing about the book! Mallory and Rider were two inspiring characters that go through a lot but when they are with each other they realize that life is a promise and forever is just a new tomorrow!

I really need more books, need to know more. This surely cannot be the end! I have so many questions and then what about Hector and Ainsley? I refuse to believe this is the end. I’ll patiently wait for news about more books…

*ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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SPLASH INTO SUMMER Giveaway Hop (INT)

Posted on 1:15 PM


Welcome to the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by BookHounds!

I really can't believe summer is here but I'm definitely going to enjoy it while I can! So, here are some books I'd definitely take to the beach :)

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You don't have to choose any of the books above! They are just suggestions... 


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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #90 Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #5) by Katie McGarry

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:18 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Chasing Impossible
Author: Katie McGarry


Expected publication: July 1st 2016
Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.
Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.
Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.

What are you waiting on Wednesday???
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #78 Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:32 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (aka love more)

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1. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)


2.  The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9)


3. Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7)


4. My Name is Memory




6. Obsidian (Lux #1)


8. The Sea of Tranquility


9. On the Island (On the Island #1)



10. The Paper Swan


I trully love this books! 

What are the books you love???
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Wicked Burn (Realm Enforcers #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 12:23 PM
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Title: Wicked Burn
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Realm Enforcers #3

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Includes the brand new Dark Protectors novella, 'Talen'!
Simone Brightston knows she can beat the rap her enemies are pinning on her. An Irish witch is nobody's fool, and she didn't get to her position on the high council without serious power. But her cousins want her to hide out—and they somehow convinced her arch nemesis to play getaway driver.
Of all the men she's known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. With his demon-dark eyes and his inscrutable beauty, he's as desirable as he is dangerous. And he knows better than to underestimate Simone. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, she grabs a handful of jacket and holds on tight. Running from the law may not be the smartest plan. But when it comes to Nick, hot pursuit and a blazing fast ride are exactly what Simone's looking for . . .
OMG! Holy cow!

Ever since the Dark Protectors series and ever since we got introduced to the infamous powerful witch Simon Brightston and Nikolaj Veis, a demon who also happens to be Zane’s right hand, I knew I wanted to read their story!

What we know: Simone and Nick used to be together but something happened to force them apart and they are now each other’s nemesis. Their history will blow you away. Just WOW! I never saw that coming. Simone and Nick were always meant to be together and even though circumstances forced them apart, they can now enjoy “forever” together. If only things were that simple. Simone is not ready to forgive or forget the demon who broke her heart, his betrayal still hurts her but she would rather die before she admits that!

Circumstances forced them apart and circumstances will bring them together. As a member of coven 9, the high council of the witches, Simone is known by all and not quite loved by all. When damning evidence turns up against her and the council demands her death, Nick will be there to save her even if she does not want to be saved!

Wicked Burn was full of twists and surprises and non-stop action and romance and lots of hot sex scenes! This is the book, were the supernatural world as we know it, will change! There are some HUGE surprises! Even the end, while not a cliffhanger, will leave you at the edge of your seat!

The secondary characters, I just loved! We get to see lots of scenes with Bear *look at for him*, Adam and Alexandra’s sister Victoria, some other couples and, of course, Zane makes an appearance or two! I’s totally obsessed with this book! The highlight of the whole book: there is a bonus story featuring Cara and Talen, the first couple we meet in the Dark Protector series.

I’m really hoping that Adam and Victoria are next! I kind of already see them together, especially with their chemistry!

I really can’t wait for the next book, Wicked Kiss!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #80

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:34 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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I loved this week! It was the last week of my uni exams and the week I started catching up with my TBR shelf once again! Denial and The problem with forever were ARCs I got through NetGalley, Love thy enemy was an ARC I got from the author and Dirty + Sidebarred were books I got because they were high up on my tbr list! 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

I'm officially BACK!!!

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:05 PM
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Hello!!!


You guessed right! My uni exams are FINALLY OVER and I'm officially back! I really can't believe that my first year in uni is over, time goes by too fast. 2 more years to go! 

I have been a little (well, a lot) inactive the past few months because of assignments and later the exams but since I'm done for this year, I promise I'll be more active! As you can see in the sidebar, I've some pretty AWESOME things coming up (that's 3 or even 4 INT book giveaways coming up) + a lot of fun blog tours! 

So, make sure to follow my blog and stay tuned!!!  :)
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Sofia T.

Release Week Blitz: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER - a young adult title about friendship, survival, and finding your voice. This incredible book is available today! Read more about this stunning new novel below and be sure to order your copy today to receive an amazing FREE fan pack while supplies last!
   
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About THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.
For some people, silence is a weapon.
For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.
Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.


Register your preorder of THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by May 20th to receive a FREE fan pack! Includes inspirational wall art, a colorful poster, and flag-as-you-read stickers. You will also get immediate access to an extended excerpt from the book.

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Praise for THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” –Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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