Monday, June 18, 2012

Beauty and Books: Box of Books Summer Giveaway!

Beauty and Books: Box of Books Summer Giveaway!: Hey book lovers, summer is now upon us. What better time to get some new books on those polished shelves?  Rainy Day Ramblings and Book...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Facebook Page

As of now my new Facebook page is live! I'm so excited, I've been meaning to create it for a long time.

You can visit and like (If you want to): Here

Hope you enjoy it! :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Giveaway Alert: Unearthly Reviews.: 100 Follower Giveaway!

Unearthly Reviews.: 100 Follower Giveaway!: That's right guys, I've finally reached 100 followers! I'm so happy! I've decided to hold a giveaway. One winner will get to choose a boo...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book Review: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Title: A Midsummer's Nightmare
Author: Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Edition: Kindle
Source: Bought
Synopsis: Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorce dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancee and her kids. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

Rating: 5/5

Review: I absolutely loved this book. It was probably one of the best contemporary book that I've read this year. I loved the concept of them being step siblings, I've never read another book that had that in it.

The romance between Whitley and Nathan was amazing. They balanced each other out, it seemed. Okay let's get down to business, they're relationship was hot. Nuff said. They're scenes were amazing.

One character that stood out to me other than the main characters was Nathan's little sister, Bailey. She helped the story along. For one, she made Whitley into a better person, and for two, she kind of pushed Nathan and Whitley together. She was just sweet and innocent and she was like the total opposite of Whitley.

The daddy issue parts I teared up. I swear those were the saddest parts in this whole book. Her dad was kind of a big *Bleep*.

In the end, this is a great book and I will recommend this book to everyone that I know. I loved it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Review: The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

Title: The Vincent Brothers
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Edition: Kindle
Source: Bought
Synopsis: He may have given her up without a fight, but Sawyer Vincent is far from over losing the girl he’s loved all of his life. Instead of giving up his best friend and the girl he thought he’d spend forever with, he gave Ashton and his brother Beau his blessing. However, adjusting to seeing Ashton wrapped up in Beau’s arms isn't easy. Complicating everything even more, Ashton’s cousin Lana is in town for the summer. Sweet, kind, soft-spoken Lana, who gets under his skin. Just being near her makes him forget all about Ashton and his broken heart. Lana is everything he wanted Ashton to be except she isn't Ashton. She lacks the backbone to stand up for herself and confidence that Ashton wears like a crown. 

Lana McDaniel has lived her life in her cousin's shadow. While Lana struggled with her grades no matter how hard she tried, her mother praised Ashton's intelligence. She hadn’t been blessed with Ashton’s blond hair and flawless skin, but that didn't keep her mother from lamenting her naturally red hair and freckles. But none of that would have mattered if Ashton hadn’t always had Sawyer Vincent wrapped around her finger -- the only boy Lana wanted. Once Ashton let Sawyer go, Lana had been so sure that he’d move on. Determined to make Sawyer finally see her, she'd talked her mother into letting her spend the summer with Ashton. But Sawyer is still in love with Ashton, and Lana isn’t going to be anyone's rebound girl. No matter how yummy Sawyer Vincent’s kisses taste.

Rating: 4/5

Review: I just finished this book this morning and I must say that Abbi Glines has yet to disappoint me with her books. I haven't read a book of hers that I that I haven't liked. I think this was a perfect sequel for The Vincent Boys.

Sawyer and Lana's relationship was so much different than Beau and Ashton's, I think it surprised me a little bit. It was so innocent and just all out sweet. Sometimes in this book, though, Sawyer annoyed me. He was so "Ashton, Ashton, Ashton" in the beginning. It was annoying. Lana was awesome, and it seemed like she was the complete opposite of Ashton which I think Sawyer needed.

My favorite parts in this book were the camping scene and the scene where Beau gets to talk to his real father about how proud his dad was of him. Camping in books is always amazing and in the other scene I was tearing up. It was the perfect scene for them. The ending of this book was amazing too. I think the ending fit the characters.

In the end, this book is freaking great! I recommend this series to everyone, no wait I recommend Abbi Glines to everyone. Her books are amazing and I cannot wait until her next book comes out.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

Title: The Other Slipper
Author: Kenechi Udogu
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: Sept 27th 2011 (Smashwords edition  - Oct 19th 2011)
Edition: First, Kindle
Pages: Not Applicable (e-book)
Source: From Author
Synopsis: When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions. It soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to her mission as she discovers startling secrets about her past and struggles to embrace her destiny. 

Rating: 3/5

Review: This book was okay in my opinion. I don't know why I didn't love it, I guess I don't like many books written like a fairy tale retelling as I originally thought. The book was very, very slow. It picked up a bit on the journey to return the slipper to it's original owner, but it was still very slow.

One thing that I liked about this book was the characters. I loved Ron, he kind of reminded me of Ron from Harry Potter. I don't know maybe it was the name, but his character personality reminded me of J.K. Rowling's Ron. Onto Jo, she was kind of annoying, she was too stubborn. I like to think that there is a line between stubborn awesome and stubborn annoying and Jo crossed it. Locke was kind of boring.. he didn't really add much to the story. This is one of those books that I actually really loved the villain. Verne was a lot less one dimensional than the other characters.

In the end this was a okay read with just a few things that weren't that great. I don't like to write reviews like this, but this book was just a little bit hard to get through, I think that is why it took so long for me to read it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #6

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly Meme, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  

Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Synopsis: A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Release Date: June 14, 2012

My Thoughts: So this book comes out like next week and I cannot wait for it. I've been on a Contemporary YA binge lately.. I think summer might be getting to me. But that is a good thing! Now I have time to catch up on review requests.. :)