1. Exceptional and Special - Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

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    Exceptional and Special - Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

    Clearly, Faking Normal comes with a premise that promises a lot of tears and agonizing moments. I was prepared for this, yet I was not prepared to what was really to come and that I would fall head over heels with this wonderful, touching debut!

    Truly Broken and not ready to Speak! 

    Alexi is damaged and broken, but for the sake of her family tries to hide what happened to her, and she does this so very well! No one realized that there is something wrong with her, that something insanely horrible happened to her.  But we do!! We didn’t understand right away what happened to her, but we have some pretty good guess. But since Alexi is not ready speak out exactly what happened, we are not entirely sure.
    It was a process of understanding and realisation and it was done so perfectly.
    And even though I had some pretty good guesses, but the true revelation still shocked me to the core.

    When Friendship Turns Love, Turns Savior!

    Being alone and broken, Alexi is not ready and sure what it will mean for her when the boy next door Boddee starts to live with them.
    Gosh my heart broke for this boyhen we hear that his Dad abused his mother and finally killed her. I still get goosebumps thinking about it. Having only his 19 year old brother left, Alexis family take him in. This boy is outstanding. There is so much to tell about this boy, yet I know I have no real words describing him!
    Bodee is such a fantastic boy, but no one really sees him like this. He’s super silent, but he observes so much… He’s the only one who ever saw Alexis marks on the neck, the ones she inflicts on herself and always tries to hid it, until Bodee comes along! Poor, wonderful silent and observant Bodeee.
    Thank goodness for people like this!!!

    The Power of Love, Trust and Friendship!

    Slowly, so very slowly they form a friendship that is so insanely moving and touching and wonderful. Their friendship turns just as slowly into something more and they both would do anything to protect each other.
    Two broken kids, that even though they have both insane issues themselves do anything to protect and heal each other.
    The power of Bodee is the way he reads me, sees through me, and then he understands the truth behind the facade. He’s the guy who can walk straight through the House of Mirrors in the first try. It’s almost annoying. No one should ride trendy like a pro surfer while I drown. - ARC, Faking Normal
    Gosh and the writing!!!
    Absolutely captivating, mesmerizing and beautiful. Courtney Stevens is incredible talented.
    A hand to hold instead of lips to kiss. He’s my fort, my sanctuary. And I won’t do anything to jeopardize this. - ARC, Faking Normal
    I know we’re still broken. Both of us. But Bodee’s got the glue to make us whole.  He is love. 
    - ARC, Faking Normal

    Even just reading these quotes and remembering these scenes and the lines in the book brings me back to tears!

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Faking Normal  was exceptional,  heart wrenching, touchingly tragic but in between the sadness was so much wonder and beauty that melted my heart. Most definitely, Faking Normal is a brilliant debut from a fresh new voice and I’m excited to read more from Courtney C. Stevens.

     contemporary 

    Additional Info

    The Blue-Haired Boy tells a short story from Bodee’s POV, set before the happenings of Faking Normal. This Novella (which I’m soooo going to read) will come out soon.
    Did you hear about Faking Normal already and do you plan to read it? I so hope you are giving this book a chance!
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  2. Sweet, Cute and Exciting! Alienated by Melissa Landers

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    Sweet, Cute and Exciting! Alienated by Melissa Landers

    Hot Aliens coming openly to live with us? So a mixed Contemporary Love Story mixed with otherworldly awesomeness? Add in the amazingly cute cover and I was hooked, could barely hold my excitement back when I got a Review Copy!

    Aliens Among Us – Good or Bad Thing?

    I absolutely loved already the story set up. Aliens are out in the open, but still living on their own planet and in order to get humans and L’eihr’s to get to know each other better, the government created an exchange program. Hoping for a new understanding both for the L’eihrs but also for the humans who of course feel threatened a little bit. So when the first L’eihrs arrive and one is going to live with Cara and going to school with her both have to learn what it means to be human or alien…. and that not everyone is truly excited about this. There is a lot of hate coming Cara’s and the L’eihrs way, that is truly hateful and filled with pre justice.

    When you have to look deep into the soul

    L’eihrs are super smart, brilliant but cold and lack human emotions and Alelyx is no exception. Their superior intellect is also something most humans feel threatened by and their coldness is definitely not helping much. But Cara is determined to make the best out it, seeing it as her change to attand the college of her dreams. But Cara is more than just her wish to go to College, she’s a wonderfully strong, loyal and compassionate girl who is not letting prejustices against the aliens cloud her own mind. She’s determined to get to know Aelyx even though he’s weird and brutally cold sometimes.

    She tries to look into his soul and tries to find the trigger that will finally force some human emotions into him. I loved this about her so so much! I also loved her loyalty even though Aelyx didn’t make it easy for Cara – but she’s such a strong-willed and stubborn girl that she never gave up.

    For instance: Since Aelxy doesn’t like the spicy human food, Cara tried to cook everyday something new full of hope to find something he likes. This is just a small example, but I found it super damn cute!

    Low Sweet Romance, A Love build of trust and Passion

    The romance was so so so damn cute. It was super slow and it took both of them a long time to trust each other and for them to admit having actual real feelings for each other that go beyond friendship. Seriously, it was one of the best aspects of the story and left me with a warm fuzzy feeling.. Especially seeing Aelyx developing very slowly human emotions and then also realising what love feels like was just beautiful. There were some super tender, sweet loving moments that I read over and over, they were so wonderful, touching and moving.

    Danger, Twists and an incredible Ending

    Apart from the wonderful romance, the plot itself was great. Filled with lots of twists that we didn’t see coming and filled with danger we didn’t know to expected when the story begun. Suddenly it’s not just a story of love between an Alien and a Human – but everything is a stakes. The ending will leave us with desperate wishes to hold the sequel already in our hands.

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    Bottom Line

    Alienated by Melissa Landers  is an outstanding mesmerizing debut, filled with the sweetest most touching romance and a kick-ass plot, that entails a dramatic storyline that slowly builds up to a shocking ending. Warm, touching moments full of love and the discovery of human emotions meets  an otherworldly set up that lovers of both Scifi themed books and romance lovers enthusiasts will devour!

     scifi 

    So how does this sounds friends? Excited like me about books with Aliens? Any books like Alienated that you read or looking forward reading this year?

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  3. The Grande Finale - Daylighters by Rachel Caine - The Morganville Vampires #15

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    The Grande Finale - Daylighters by Rachel Caine - The Morganville Vampires #15

    There is nothing more sad but exciting than a good series ending. I always say Good Bye with a sad and a laughing eye. Sad because I have to part with beloved characters, Laughing because I’m happy that beloved characters will get a happily ever after..

    Morganville – we love and hate it!

    Morganville usually is a place where Vampires rule and Human struggle to live among them. But Claire and her wonderful friends always fought for equal right for the humans. And, I always loved this about them. They see each and individual person or Vampire for what they are. They are bad and good Vampires, just as there are bad and good humans. They do not discriminate there, but judge people by their actions.

    Which is why as much as everyone wanted the Vampires to disappear from Morganville, when it finally happens with an organisation called the Daylighters, everyone realises that it truly doesn’t seem much better. And Claire and the Crew are there again to fix it.

    A Life worth fighting for!

    As this is the last book in this fulminate and amazing series we were all excited to see how Rachel Caine will wrap everything up and puts a nice bow on it. Claire, Michael, Even and Shane fight for the people in Morganville, and this also means fighting for the Vampires. Initially, I was a little irritated that now that finally Humans rule their city, they are still not happy. But, once the story progresses it makes so much sense and is perfectly in line and in character with what they all ever fought for.

    Just because humans rule, doesn’t mean it’s better – and it’s not!

    And they lived happily ever after…

    The end comes with a beautiful bow and I’m not spoiling too much when I’m saying that the ending will be nice. Maybe.. a little too nice? Maybe a little too perfect?

    I remember a wonderful author saying once, that you can’t truly enjoy and appreciate a happy ending when there is not major suffering and loss before that involved. (I cannot remember who said it, but it makes a lot of sense to me)

    With that being said, it’s not like Claire and the others didn’t suffer – but the ending came just way way too perfect for me. The whole series builds up to this ending but when it came and I finished the last page, I was like “and now?” . There aren’t too many open questions and I think Rachel Caine wrapped it all up nicely, but this is how I often felt when finishing a Morganville book and I do not trust the happiness. There is still so much room for other things to happen, for many stories to tell, that it just feels like that this needed to be the final book and this is where we stop telling the stories… You get what I mean?

    Anyway, the ending is great – and the characters shine as usual so bright that I love them all so much that I am sad leaving this wonderful kids and friends behind. Personally I wouldn’t mind another book as Morganville and all the wonderful characters will always have a place in my heart

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    Bottom Line

    Rachel Caine finishes with Daylighters one of my favourite series – The Morganville Vampires – in a wonderfully perfect way. This is a series I am not getting tired to recommend to people looking for a great YA Paranormal series. It’s full of wonderful and amazing characters that grow so much during this books that it feels like you just know them.

     

       

    Additional Info

    If you consider reading this series, please read my “Reasons Why” 
    So are you a fan of this series just like me? How do you hope it will end? And did you now that the final book is out consider to start? I promise each of these books will be worth your time. 
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  4. The Grande Finale - Daylighters by Rachel Caine - The Morganville Vampires #15

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    The Grande Finale - Daylighters by Rachel Caine - The Morganville Vampires #15

    There is nothing more sad but exciting than a good series ending. I always say Good Bye with a sad and a laughing eye. Sad because I have to part with beloved characters, Laughing because I’m happy that beloved characters will get a happily ever after..

    Morganville – we love and hate it!

    Morganville usually is a place where Vampires rule and Human struggle to live among them. But Claire and her wonderful friends always fought for equal right for the humans. And, I always loved this about them. They see each and individual person or Vampire for what they are. They are bad and good Vampires, just as there are bad and good humans. They do not discriminate there, but judge people by their actions.

    Which is why as much as everyone wanted the Vampires to disappear from Morganville, when it finally happens with an organisation called the Daylighters, everyone realises that it truly doesn’t seem much better. And Claire and the Crew are there again to fix it.

    A Life worth fighting for!

    As this is the last book in this fulminate and amazing series we were all excited to see how Rachel Caine will wrap everything up and puts a nice bow on it. Claire, Michael, Even and Shane fight for the people in Morganville, and this also means fighting for the Vampires. Initially, I was a little irritated that now that finally Humans rule their city, they are still not happy. But, once the story progresses it makes so much sense and is perfectly in line and in character with what they all ever fought for.

    Just because humans rule, doesn’t mean it’s better – and it’s not!

    And they lived happily ever after…

    The end comes with a beautiful bow and I’m not spoiling too much when I’m saying that the ending will be nice. Maybe.. a little too nice? Maybe a little too perfect?

    I remember a wonderful author saying once, that you can’t truly enjoy and appreciate a happy ending when there is not major suffering and loss before that involved. (I cannot remember who said it, but it makes a lot of sense to me)

    With that being said, it’s not like Claire and the others didn’t suffer – but the ending came just way way too perfect for me. The whole series builds up to this ending but when it came and I finished the last page, I was like “and now?” . There aren’t too many open questions and I think Rachel Caine wrapped it all up nicely, but this is how I often felt when finishing a Morganville book and I do not trust the happiness. There is still so much room for other things to happen, for many stories to tell, that it just feels like that this needed to be the final book and this is where we stop telling the stories… You get what I mean?

    Anyway, the ending is great – and the characters shine as usual so bright that I love them all so much that I am sad leaving this wonderful kids and friends behind. Personally I wouldn’t mind another book as Morganville and all the wonderful characters will always have a place in my heart

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    Bottom Line

    Rachel Caine finishes with Daylighters one of my favourite series – The Morganville Vampires – in a wonderfully perfect way. This is a series I am not getting tired to recommend to people looking for a great YA Paranormal series. It’s full of wonderful and amazing characters that grow so much during this books that it feels like you just know them.

     

       

    Additional Info

    If you consider reading this series, please read my “Reasons Why” 
    So are you a fan of this series just like me? How do you hope it will end? And did you now that the final book is out consider to start? I promise each of these books will be worth your time. 
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  5. Sizzling Chemistry and lots of Snark - Sweet by Erin McCarthy - True Believers #2

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    Sizzling Chemistry and lots of Snark - Sweet by Erin McCarthy - True Believers #2

    After reading TRUE from Erin McCarthy earlier this year, I was super excited and did a little happy dance when I heard that there is going to be Companion Book focusing in Tyler’s big brother and one of Rory’s friends.

    Jessica – Sweet with a lot of snark and attitude!

    Admittedly, I couldn’t remember much from TRUE, only that she was one of Rorys best friends. But that didn’t keep me from connecting with her super fast! Coming from a rich house you’d think of Jessica being different, but all her life she struggled to be free of the tight boundaries of her parents and her brother. I loved her attitude a lot, she was a free spirit who likes to talk big and just tried to life her one live despite her parents who want to push her into doing what they want. I guess, Jessica is not everyones type, but she was mine:)

    Riley – Holy Hottness – filled with a Heart of Gold!

    Oh Girls! Riley will most definitely win you over! He was my absolute highlight! He comes with a rough package, tattoed all over his delicious muscled body and with a lot of attitude. He talks back, is full of snark and doesn’t take crap especially from Jessica. Which is pretty new for her … But Riley has a lot on his plate, as he has to care for his brothers. He’s brother, father and caretaker in one and it takes a lot of heart and willpower to do all this despite his young age. What 20 something year old would sacrfice his own happiness and life plans to raise a Kid with Down Syndrome and a closed up 10 year old. You have to admire Riley only for this and he would do anything for his brothers. Gosh, it warmed my heart so much thinking about this boy with the rough shell and beautiful heart!

    Sizzling Romance!

    You wouldn’t think those two wouldn’t be the best fit, and neither do they think like this. But their is so much chemistry between them that it was nearly jumping out of the pages! They were perfect for each other and I loved following them coming to terms with their attraction and their feelings! And, gosh girls falling for Riley is so easy!

    Bewitched Rating

    Rating 4.5

    Bottom Line

    Sweet by Erin McCarthy was lots of sweet and lots of awesome!!! Riley is a wonderful, wonderful boy with a strong attitude but a heart of gold and the chemistry between him and Jessica was sizzling and full of tension!

    New Adult contemporary 

    Additional Info

    I’m super excited having Erin on the Blog again on Wednesday for a wonderful Interview, so make sure to stop by again! Also, the next book will focus on Tyler’s and Riley Cousin and his name is Phoenix – holy swoon!
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  6. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole - The Arcana Chronicles #2

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    Endless Knight by Kresley Cole - The Arcana Chronicles #2

    Endless Knight is the sequel to the phenomenal first book of The Arcana Chronicles from Kresley Cole. …. and I couldn’t have been more excited to read this, as I loved already the first book senselessly!

    Ever Imagined all the players of a Tarot Card Deck Coming to live?

    Set in a Dystopian world, Evie our main character has to learn that she is actually a part of an ancient and very gruesome game where all the players of a Tarot Deck come to live and have to fight each other until only one survives. Being completely along, the only one she trusts is Jack – a bad-ass kick ass mortal who she also fell in love with! (and oh Girls – Jack is completely swoon worthy hottness!) Now, Evie and Jack form alliances with other Tarot Players to fight against the ultimate and most dangerous card in the game “Death”….

    I love love love this idea, it’s so unique and yet so amazing that I can hardly believe no one ever thought about this before! All these kids have different abilities and now they are left to fight for their lives!

    Holy Hottness, and Holy Scaryness!

    While Evie learns all about this in the first book, she now has to learn how to use her powers and needs to fight to survive. She forms some great alliances and all these characters are just awesomely developed. The plot itself is thrilling and so fast paced that you won’t have much time to catch your breath. There are some gruesome scenes and elements that scared the hell out of me, but the plot development is just outstanding.

    I was fixed and glued to the pages, I never wanted to stop and I found myself coming home from work dropping everything just to read on and find out what happens next!

    And in between all these we find the hottest and sexiest teenage romance ever! Even though this series is a YA one, it definitely is directed for the mature reader. Holy Cow, Kresley Cole most definitely knows how to write  steamy and sexy scenes!!

    The chemistry between Evie and Jack is sizzling and nearly palpable!

    Death – is he really so evil?

    Even though all characters are amazing, Death is the one character who stands out even more! Kresley Cole managed to create a character who is so complex, deep and contradicting that you cannot help but fall a little for the interesting player.

    While Death is the ultimate evil in Poison Princess, we will have to rethink our opinion once we get to know him better. There is so much more about him that will make your heart ache so much and even if you do not want to, you will most definitely start slowly caring for him. Just like Evie!  And here comes a Love Triangle I didn’t see coming, but makes sadly totally sense. I know that everyone is concerned about Love Triangles, but here? It’s done just perfect and we cannot help it but understand Evie’s feelings.

    It’s amazingly played, it’s incredibly developed and I just love love love how deep and complex Kresley Cole created these characters!

     

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Endless Knight by Kresley Cole was a brilliant and simply outstanding sequel that is filled with the most complex and deep characters in a story that is uniquely amazing. Hot ,sexy and kick ass this book leaves nothing to desire. So, all I can do is urge you to read this book, and if you haven’t yet –  then GO and pick up The Poison Princess!

     dystopian  

    Additional Info

    Just 2 Days ago the Trailer has been revealed, so if you want an even better taste, then go to Entertainment Weekly and watch it!
    Did you read and loved Poison Princess? Are you excited for Endless Knight but scared about a Love Triangle? Are you maybe planning to start the series now? 
    I hope I got my love for these books across, as they are seriously outstanding – no kidding! 
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  7. Heartbreaking, Unique and Epic! Teardrop by Lauren Kate

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    Heartbreaking, Unique and Epic! Teardrop by Lauren Kate

    Before we talk about Teardrop I have a confession to make: I am a big big fangirl of Lauren Kate and her Fallen Series was definitely one of my favorite, passionate love stories ever! Needless to say, when Teardrop was announced I was utterly excited and barely could calm down when I heard Lauren Kate would be at BEA. So, of course Teardrop ended up being my first BEA read!

    Don’t Ever Cry!

    Imagine you could never ever cry? Letting the tears flow when you are sad? This is Eureka’s life after her mother told her to never ever cry. Eureka just lost her beloved mother and she’s in a mental state of complete loneliness and sadness. Even though she lives with her dad, he changed and their relationship changed a lot after he remarried. Eureka is utterly broken and so lost that her heartbreaking emotions directly jumped at me out of the pages. I was so broken and lonely with her!

    I wanted her to get better, I wanted her to see bright light and I wanted her to feel love….

    Oh  my gosh, you see I’m just a mess with her! That is what Lauren Kate does to me with her tales…

    Heartbreaking! Passionate!

    Just as I expected from Lauren Kate the whole story totally broke my heart. In the beginning we dig deep into Eureka’s life which is already sad, but when her best friend Brooke also starts turning to be an complete and heartless Jerk I was most definitely reading on with tears in my eyes!

    But besides the sadness there is also a lot of underlying passion and a slowly unfolding love story that kept my mood and my hopes up.  Ander is the mysterious boy who suddenly and constantly appears on Eureka’s side. He’s mysterious and weird and she cannot comprehend what he wants from her, of if he might be dangerous. But Ander was definitely a boy made in heaven. Most definitely swoon worthy, he managed to capture my heart and Eureka’s broken one quite effortless.

    I just know that with the progression of this series, their love with turn out to be incredibly epic.

    Atlantis – an ancient Lore, paranormal elements!

    Apart from Teardrop being both heartbreaking and passionate it also comes with an incredibly unique and brilliant paranormal storyline! I admit being fascinated with Atlantis, but there is so much more in Teardrop that proves this series will most definitely be epic! When Eureka learns about an ancient love story I became even more compelled and engrossed in this story. Lauren Kate added elements here from Atlantis that made the whole story uniquely stand out. I cannot wait to see where she goes from here!

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Teardrop by Lauren Kate is full of passion, heartbreak and incredible unique storytelling.  Everyone is always looking for something unique and here you go – Teardrop is most definitely unlike anything I have ever read before!

        

    Additional Info

    Seriously, I cannot stress enough how much I love Lauren Kate so I know I sound widely over excited about her books. But, I urge you to try this new series as it clearly is sometime else entirely. :)
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    P.S : I just realized that my whole review is composed of three word: Passion, Heartbreak and Unique. *giggles* And here I apologize for my lack of eloquence, but I couldn’t help it as it seems… 
  8. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

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    Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

    When I saw that Trish Doller releases another book I was excited. Her first book “something like normal” is still super high on my wish list and I haven’t gotten around reading it. Where the stars still shine sounds haunting and sad but perfectly up my alley!

    Stolen as  Kid – Rescued as a Teenager

    Callie has such a heartbreakingly sad story to tell that my heart broke already early on for her. Her mom run away with when she was only a few years old and since then they were both on the run. Sleeping in horrible places and Callie never went to school or had friends. With 17 this time is over when she is found and brought back to her father. But Callie doesn’t know normal… so how can she finally claim the life she was supposed to have?

    Broken, lost and scared

    Callie’s story will break your heart and I was rooting and cheering for her to find her back to normal. But it was not an easy road. Callie has a hard time trusting anyone, even her father who loves her deeply.

    Truthfully, Callie’s Dad was a fantastic man – he has such a big heart and loves his daughter deeply even though he was also at a loss what to do with her.

    Reclaiming their relationship was a hard road for both of them and it broke me imagining what her Dad ha to go through and now has to face when he finally had her back!

    Love, Sex and Friendship

    Being finally at a place where she could find friends and love scars Callie instead of getting her excited. She was just never used to trusting people and forming real bond. Watching this 17-year-old girl struggling so hard made me want to reach out to her, hug her and tell her to trust them. Friendship and love can heal even the most broken souls.

    Then there is this one boy who just want to get to know her and go on a date with her. But boys so far just always used her so when he refuses to have sex with her she’s confused and lost all over again!

    “I don’t understand what happened. Why Connor didn’t want me. And I don’t understand why I still feel every bot as worthless as I felt after Danny, after Matt”

    This makes me again tear up imagining what her life must have been before!

    Finding True Love

    Then Callie meet Alex and they just click. They begin a loose affair based on sex because that is what Callie knows.

    “Right now I don’t feel like I’m trash waiting to be discarded, but I feel I want to leave instead of being asked to.”

    But both find a soul mate in the other, someone who seems to understand even without big words. Alex was a fascinating character. He was all bad boy from the outside, but when we get to see into his soul and mind we understand him so much better. In the end, he’s also just a lost boy who needs someone to hold him!

    They do not have it easy, especially since both are so closed off- but when they both start feeling deeper for each other they also slowly begin to open up. They save each other.

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Where the Stars still shine is sad and heartbreaking and tells a story that will shock us to the core. It rattled me deep and stirred my emotions constantly.  I teared up so many times, but it’s such a beautiful and sad and heartbreaking story, yet so full of hope and wonderfullness!  There is so much to say about this book, there is so much depth in this story that I feel like I didn’t do this book justice enough.

     New Adult contemporary 

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  9. Series Feature: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine - Fall of Night #14

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    Series Feature: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine - Fall of Night #14

    Ahh. The Morganville Vampires! A series made of awesome! And instead of just reviewing the last book, which just came out in May – I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little about the awesomeness of this series. At the end I will just shortly touch the last book, but like this all of you can read this post. People who have not yet read or started this series, People who read a few but are behind and People who are new!!

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    Why is this Series Made of Awesome

    1. Vampires

    I love Vampires, always have and always will. And the Vampires in Morganville are exactly how I want them. Dark, dangerous and badass. They tae no prisoners and there are not sparkly and not always fun. But, there are some Vampires in Morganville who show some kind of left over humanity which makes all the Vampires in Morganville very complex, deep and facinating. You never know what to expect from them!

    2. Friendship

    THe biggest and most epic aspect about this whole series is the friendship between

    • Claire – young, super smart girl who goes to College early because she’s so bright
    • Eve – badass Goth girl who has such a big heart!! in love with Michael
    • Michael – Hottie/Ghost/Vampire/…. Michael is a lot of things and changes drastically during this series, in love with Eve
    • Shane – OMG Shane! In love with Claire – he’s the most human of them all, hates Vampires fiercely and is total bad ass shit!

    Those 4 are the core and the heart of the series and their loyal and deep friendship is just incredible! They have to go through so much during all these chapters of the story but still they always have each others back. They are a family, but not by blood but by love!

    3. Growth

    We see these 4 Teenagers grow so much. They grow together, then they grow apart but never too far. Each of them progresses differently but it’s still amazing to follow. Each of them develops on each own, yet they never totally grow apart. But not only our humans grow, also the Vampires change over time. Of course not as fast and profound as the humans but still. Claire is such a unique character who mingles perfectly between the world and touches also the coldest Vampires!

    4. Storylines

    Each book has its own story which is more or less always concluded at the end. Sure, there is a story arch which continues through more than one book. There is a lot of kick ass, a lot of relationship issues and bonds and often a looots of action! It’s never ever boring to spend a few hours in Morganville

    5. Myrnin

    Crazy, ancient Vampire Myrnin. Picture him as Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean and you’ve got my Myrnin. He’s Claire’s boss and is the inventor and scientist of Morganville. He’s super duper crazy and scenes with him often made me laugh so hard. But he’s also dangerous and a little in love with Claire. He’s fascinating and one of the most unique characters ever!! You have to meet him!!

    You Should Start This Series Because…

    Simply because it’s made of win! There is so much greatness in this series, that all fans of paranormal and vampires should get into this series. It has amazing characters, great compelling and thrilling storylines within each chapter of the series.

    Also, they are very fast reads, so you will be caught up in no time!

    You Should Continue This Series Because…

    Each Chapter is getting better. More heartbreak, more love, more friendship and deeper storylines with the Vampires! Myrnin gets more screentime and we all love Myrnin right?

    Fall of Night – Book 14 was awesome Because..

    The last book was just another great book! Claire finally out of Morganville all alone and ready to live her dream of MIT… Well, that#s what she thought! but.. Morganville is never far and soon Claire is caught up in Vampire dramatics even though she wanted to be away. Also, we shouldn’t be afraid of our favorite characters not appearing, because we all know Shane. He loves Claire so much that he would never leave her completely on her own.

    It felt different as it was not set in Morganville  but in its heart it’s still all the same story which I loved! There are new interesting characters introduced and it’s been a great set up for the next book!

    Bewitched Rating

     So, the whole series and Fall of Night will get my 5 Stars of Approval!

       

    Additional Info

    As this series is perfect for a TV show, there is a recent kick-starter project going on to get this books made into a webseries! They even have Amber Benson (Buffy!! woot) to play Claire! So exciting!!! So head over, watch the movie and help making this amazing series into a web-series!
    Much Love,
  10. Rush by Eve Silver - Series: The Game #1

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    Rush by Eve Silver - Series: The Game #1

    Ah… look at this cover, read the synopsis and tell me that you are not at least a little curious about this book. Well, I was!

    Rush by Eve Silver

     Easy Start  and then .. Bääääm!

    When we first meet Miki it’s like meeting any other girl in an Contemporary Story. Talking about Boys, hanging out with girlfriends – like the perfect normal story. But then… things happen pretty damn fast when Miki is pulled into the Game! Crazy! That’s what I first thought, first being at a school, now being somewhere completely else with 4 other kids, weapons and this strange screens hanging in the air pointing out scores. Hu? Yep, we are just as confused as Miki ash’s also not getting lots of info but has to play along to survive.

    Totally confusing!

    Evil Aliens! Right, why not let Teens kill them..?!?

    Soon we learn that those kids are there always for a short period of time to complete a quest and basically to kill some Aliens. But Miki is an awesome heroine who quickly tries to adapt and would do anything to get out of this! I loved her attitude, not sinking down and cry over this cryable situation but rather go and kick some alien-ass! Loved her!

    The whole concept of The Game and The Aliens was fascinating but darkly compelling and thrilling. The whole book was so packed with action that everything just felt like a rush! In between there were some more quite moments but the book somehow never stayed still, we were constantly moving, exploring and finding out secrets!

    Need some hot Boys? Yep, we got two – and no Love Triangle!

    How awesome is that, we get two amazing swoon worthy and droll worthy boys but there is no Love Triangles! See me smiling and bouncing? I loved this so much as I was truly afraid of an Triangle! And like this I could love each boys completely and fully without feeling the need to take teams!

    While Luca is more the BFF boy, Jackson is the one that makes me swoon and sing songs about him! He’s kick-ass, sometimes cold and calculating  but there was a softness underneath that made me believe in him! There were some amazing, ghoosebumpy scenes that truly made love him even more! He is a very complicated and secretive character full of mysteries but this just added to his allure.

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Rush by Eve Silver was most definitely a rush full of dark, edgy action. Rush was an incredible  fast paced story with vivid characters, which are full of secrets and mysteries! The setting was phenomenal , adding an unique and refreshing addition to YA Sci-Fi stories!

     scificontemporary  

    Additional Info

    Eve Silver is running a preoder contest right now with an iPad Mini as the Grand Prize! And since unfortunatly I missed her signing at BEA, I totally Pre-Ordered and entered her contest! woot!
    Also I was lucky enough to meet Eve Silver at the amazing Harper Party, there I promised to be on her signing and then.. Ohh BEA, it’s always so hectic so I forgot;( I hope she can forgive me! (and … I must forgive myself for not getting a signed copy!)
    Much Love,
  11. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young - New Adult Monday! Bewitched Bookworms

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    On Dublin Street by Samantha Young - New Adult Monday!

    New Adult Monday

    .. a bi-weekly Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!

    On Dublin Street

    Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary
    Expected publication: October 12th 2012 by NAL
    Copy from publisher
    Get your own: amazon | BookDepository
    Rating:
    On Dublin Street by Samantha Young  on goodreads: 

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

    Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

    But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

    On Dublin Street was a small miracle on amazon, rising up the Top Lists in a few days! I think even author Samantha Young was surprised by this huge and overwhelming success. Even more, just a few weeks after self publishing On Dublin Street, her book was acquired by NAL (Penguin). Talk about a comet like miracle and success story! When it was first published in August I was always having an eye on this book, falling it neatly in my recently aquired New Adult Addiction!

    Leaving your past behind… well, you can try!

    Jocelyn has to deal with the tragic loss of her family and even though it’s been years, she still hasn’t learned to deal with it. Running away to Scotland, Jocelyn cuts herself from all tight human relationships, afraid having to lose again. She closes her heart , tightly until Braden comes along and teaches her to open up again. Finally, Jocelyn has to face her past and has to deal with her issues….

    Thrilling set of characters that will steal your heart

    I simply loved all characters in On Dublin Street! From the closed up and broken Jocelyn to the sexy beast that is Braden. Those characters will steal your heart, make you cry, sob and cheer for them! In addition to those phenomenal main characters Samantha Young introduces a set of secondary characters that were just as passionate and lovable!

    Angst – Humor – Sexy Times – all you want in a good story!

    Seriously, this book had it all! The angsty times when Jocelyn is dealing with her past, broke my heart just thinking about what she had to go through. On Dublin Street came with the perfect amount of heart shattering emotions, the ones that make you cry and hope for Jocelyn to find peace. But, On Dublin Street had more! It was downright funny, to see how far Braden went to get her to open up and to get the full Jocelyn not only in his bed, but this sexy smart man also tried his hardest to get into her heart! To make an already good story perfect, the chemistry between Braden and Jocelyn was sizzling and their relationship, hot and explosive!

    Bewitched Rating

     Bottom Line

    Sexy, funny and filled with angst that will make you sob. On Dublin Street comes with a perfectly balanced, wonderful storyline that comes with amazingly flashed out characters that will manage to steal your heart! On Dublin Street is   a heartbreaking story filled with hot explosive chemistry and a girl who desperately needs saving…

      New Adult   

    Note: This story has explicit sexual content

    Additional Info

    Samantha Young is a wonderful author and so far had amazing success in self publishing! She also published some amazing Young Adult paranormal titles and now is reaching out into the Adult /New Adult contemporary genre. Cleary, she’s on hell of a talented author and I know I will read anything from her!
    After this epic success of “On Dublin Street” she’s writing the next book in the “Dublin Street” series (schedules for 2013)  and I am more than excited and cannot wait to read it!
    Much Love,
  12. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - Review

    Throne of Glass

    Book I in the Throne of Glass series
    Genre; YA, Fantasy
    publication: August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s
    copy received from publisher via NetGalley
    Get your own: amazon | Book Depository
    Synopsis from goodreads
    Rating:
    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
    This was an phenomenal read with the most amazing heroine ever! Epic Fantasy as its finest! And Epic is the best word to describe this book of wonderment”

    You love kick ass heroines!! Then meet Celaena

    Celaena is an assassin who lost her parents at the age of 8 and was trained to be the world most famous assassin. But, she’s much more than a cruel killer. Celaena is beautiful, smart , she loves to read and plays music - even more, despite what her upbringing would suggest she loves to be a woman. She knows she’s beautiful and is not playing the ugly duck, nor does she needs a man to tell her so. I loved everything about Celaena - she was kick ass strong, yet there is a vulnerable side on her. In the end, she’s still a girl although the most feared assassin ever seen. She loves to wear beautiful gowns and loves the looks she get from the men surrounding her. Sarah J. Maas did an outstanding job creating this perfect to goodness heroine!

    Fantastic World Building - enough to tease and not too much to be overbearing..

    The world building was another aspect that made this story simply perfect! I loved the descriptions of the world and it was easy to imagine this fantastic world before our eyes. The world is ruled by a cruel king who banished all magic out of the world and conquered every continent and land out there. He’s vicious and not above killing everything that stands in his way. There is a hind of magic coming along, which makes me even more excited to see what is yet to learn about this world!

    Let’s talk about the boys! Oh the boys!

    There is the Prince Dorian - and despite what you would expect with a cruel father like his, he’s amazingly awesome! Smart and wonderful he clearly has a heart and a soul. It’s easy to fall in love with him. Very easy! Choal - the Captain of the Guard is a another player for Celaena’s heart, yet he’s a brooding character not easy to fall for - but he makes Celaena stronger. I loved him just as much! It will be hard to decide on a team just yet, which is a unique situation since I’m very easy to pick teams!

    Action, Fights, Mystery and Romance!

    The plot was absolutely great, I loved the combination of fight, action and the mystery behind the murders. But even more, there lingers the promise of magic and it’s on Celaena to discover if there is really and truly still magic in the world and if the Fae truly disappeared completely! This promise of more, of magic and Fae made the story even more perfect - it was not yet overly pronounced but we are certain that there is more to come, more to discover and more secrets to be revealed! And I am excited to follow this path together with Celaena!

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    This was epic fantasy - thrilling, gripping and beautiful. With mysteries to be discovered and a promise of more epicness to come! I loved every second I spend with Celaena and I can’t wait to step back into her live and follow whatever journey lays ahead of her !I’m amazed and In love!
       

    Additional Info

    There is a set of eNovella’s availabe which all play before the happening in Throne of Glass. In total there are 4 short stories which lead to Throne of Glass. The minute I finished Throne of Glass I got those Novella’s. I wanted to know more about this girl and her past, and upbringing! Those stories are perfect for just this! However, I have to say that the Caelena we meet in these Novella’s is slightly different. I little more spoiled and careless. But her development to the woman we meet in Throne of Glass totally made sense to me!

       

    The first 3 are out already and the last one is going to be released in July they say… there is no date available yet.

    Trailer

    Last but not least. I want to share this awesome trailer with you guys!!!!

    Do you like Fantasy? Kick ass heroines? Plan to read this one?

    Much Love,

  13. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne - Series Feature & Giveaway

    You know how it is, sometimes you are just so caught up into a series, that you are reading them (or listening to them) so fast that you have barely time to review them. Then, add the a serious tight review schedule and … there you go, you forgot to review books you absolutely loved and truly enjoyed! That’s why I bring you today a series review. (You can read this one savely, there are no spoilers in this review! Be warned, this is a big post and … there is a giveaway at the end!

    The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

    The series is scheduled for 6 books (although Kevin keeps hoping for 9) and 4 are out so far.

    First, we need a second to droll over this incredibly epically awesome cover designs! It tells you everything you need to know about this series, it’s bad-ass - awesome  - and … let’s face it, the main character /model is incredibly hot!
    (note, all images are taken from Kevin Hearne’s website)

    World Building - take every(!!) mythos and mythical creature and put them all together!

    The world in the Iron Druid Chronicles is enourmous and phenomenal. Kevin Haerne does not focuses on a single mythos and explores this, no, he goes beyond everything and takes every crature and mythos and put them all together! Want to meet Jesus, or an ancicent gooddess, Fairies, Vampires? You can meet all them them in this series! The variety is gigantic and simply adds tp the perfection of this series!

    Atticus - Druid that will make woman swoon and mens cheer for his bad-assery!

    The main character the series focuses on is Atticus the only Druid that is left in our world. Describing Atticus will be hard and I try to do him justice! He’s bad ass - I mean he’s the only Druid that managed to survive! He’s hott - look at the covers and don’t tell me you are not swooning over them  and the cover model is exactly how Atticus is described in the novels. He is insanely funny, but he’s also loving and caring! In short, Atticus is the perfect hero for woman to swoon over and bad ass enough for male to cheer for him! (No idea what boys do with their hero’s - buy an action figure?) Coming one more time to the swooning and drooling part, he is covered in ancient tattoos, that keep in bound to the Earth where he draws his magic from.. *faints*

    Oberon - Sidekick of perfection!

    If you would imagine one perfect sidekick you have to meet Oberon! And to be clear, Oberon is a Hound and… Atticus trained him to talk with him in his head. He.Is.Awesome! He’s the funniest sidekick ever and he will make you burst out laughing so be warned! I am promising you that you will fall in love with this dog! Plus, he’s also deeply loyal to Atticus and would do anything to protect him… gosh you gonna love this hound…

    Witty and downright hilarious

    The humor is definitely one of the best parts about this series. Be prepared for the best quotes you will ever encounter! I laughed to loud so many times - reading this series will simply make you happy! Atticus has a dry humor and he offers them freely in every situation, even the dire deadly one! Together with Oberon, he’s unbeatable!
    “Now go and stake some vamps. Especially the sparkly emo ones.” Hammered, Book 3
    “The tendency of modern American women to exclaim ‘Hiiiiiiiiiiii!’ in soprano octaves and hug each other upon sight can be disconcerting to those unfamiliar with it.” Hexed, Book 2

    “Whoa. He had ghouls on speed dial. My lawyer kicks so much ass.” Hounded, Book 1 

    Love - or the lack thereof!

    With me being me, I have to say a few words about love and romance. There is not much, there are always little small innuendo’s but there is no bog glowing romance in this series. It makes me sad, but knowing me and the fact that I still give this series a full raving review and rating should tell you how epically awesome this series is. However, looking at the cover of the upcoming book 5 “Trapped” there is a girl on the cover. Dare I to hope for romance? Anyhow, the readers knows who is the girl on the cover: It’s Granuaile the girl he meets in book 1 Hounded and who became his apprentice. There was some tension between them in book 4 Tricked which I hope will explored more! However, this is not a romance story and love in any case will only play a small part of this story. This lack however, does nothing to my utter enjoyment of these book!

    Bewitched Rating

    yep… you got that right, totally deserves the magic rating of awesome! 

    Bottom Line

    The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne rocks big time and has everything from witty dialogues,awesome storylines up to epic characters that kick ass!  The Iron Druid Chronicles is one of the best series for both male and female with Urban fantasy and supernatural elements combined in a utterly unique and refreshing way. Woman will fall for Atticus and men will admire his bad-assery - together with the incredible humor in the series, this is a must-read. Period. Each books has a mystery to solve but there is a transporting and underlying storyline that glues all the books together!

         

    Buying Info 

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    Audiobook Ramblings

    If you like Audiobooks, then you have (truly, I am nearly begging you) to listen to these audiobooks! The narrator Luke Daniels is a narration genius who did an outstanding job! He not only gave Atticus the perfect voice, but gave Oberon the best voice ever!! If he wouldn’t be already so incredible funny, Luke Daniels would do the job for him. Considering that I often listen to audio’s in public, I know get the funniest look when laughing out lout, or trying to surpress a giggle!

    Because I am so incredibly in love with this series and especially with the audiobooks I give away 2 audiocopies gifted via audible!

    The winner can choose either the first book in the series, to get you hooked! Or the last one, for the fans that didn’t have time to catch up! Enter the Rafflecopter below!

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    Much Love and I hope you will fall for this series as much as I did!

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  14. Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate - Book 4 in the Fallen Series

    Rapture

    Book IV in the Fallen
    Genre: YA, Paranormal, Epic Love
    Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Random House Children’s Books
    copy received from publisher
    Get your own: amazon | B&N | BookDepository
    format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
    synopsis from goodreads
    Rating:
    The sky is dark with wings … .Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies … and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.In the fight for Luce, who will win?The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
    I am in awe of this series… If there is any epic love story, then it’s the one from Luce and Daniel. Fallen was one of the first books I read after my Twilight Obsession and I love this series ever since. Funny enough, I fell in love with Daniel the minute he flipped Luce off when they first met in Fallen. This series broke me heart so many times, I cried so many times and I swooned so many times. Finally, with Rapture we get closure. We had a wonderful time together…
    Epic Love!
    True Love!
    True Soul Mates!

    The End

    Last books are always hard. There are so many loose questions that now finally need to come to an end so that the reader gets closure, so that we can finish this series and feel satisfied. Lauren Kate gave us all this - she went beyond from what I first expected when I picked Fallen up a few years ago. The mythology behind Daniel’s and Luce’s love story was so incredible and epically heartbreaking. During every book throughout the series we learned more and more, new layers and mysteries were revelaed and each left us breathless with the enormity of this epic love story.

    Full Disclosure

    Rapture indeed gave us so many answers and went even beyond about what I imaged. We finally get to the botton, to the very beginning of Daniel and Luce’s tale. How they fell in love and the background of their love and also of their curse. Discovering and getting all those answers was thrilling and exciting. I was speechless and astonished by the sheer enormity of this story. Never, did I imagine what was finally revealed. The whole series slowly builds to this final showdown and.. it was well worth the ride and the tears!

    Epic Love

    This story is all about love. Sure, there is the Angel and the Fall of the Angels mythology but in the end it’s a love story. Readers whit a deep affection for epic love stories need to read these books. A Love that spans million of years and countless lifetimes. Lovers that find each other anywhere and anytime is truly the most heartbreaking and heartmelting story to tell. In Rapture this love finally is judged and we are on edge the whole time, dreading the final outcome….

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    In Rapture brings Lauren Kate the epic tale of love to a breathtaking ending. Some twists I suspected, some totally took me by surpris. However, Ratpture was a fitting ending to an beautifully woven love story that is beyond everything I read before … I’m glad and sad its over! This was an emotional roller coaster and my heart needed Luce and Daniel story to come to and end, I was ready…
       

    Additional Notes

    The Audiobooks are absolutely phenomenal! Justine Eyre is my favorite narrator - I love her voice, accents and intonations. If you love audiobooks this definitely is a series to add to your audio-list.
    Also, I need to point out here and now that I desperately need a Cam spin-off. He was one of my favorite characters in this series and I need more of him! Please Mrs Kate : Give us Cam!
    The super cute Gina from The Bucket List hosted a Fallen Book Discussion, maybe you want to check it out. Gina is super cute, I meet her at BEA last week and I’m super happy she said hello!!
    Previews Reviews:
    *sigh*
    So tell me… if you already started with this series, what do you expect from the ending, what do you expect from Rapture?
    If you haven’t started the series, will you now?
    Much Love,
  15. Review: From What I Remember… by Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas

    From What I Remember…

    Standalone
    Genre: YA Contemporary, Love
    Published May 15th 2012 by Hyperion
    copy received from publisher
    Get your own: amazon | B&N | IndieBound (Hardcover,eBook)
    Synopsis from goodreads
    Rating:
    KYLIE: Tijuana WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.MAX: It all started with Kylie’s laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we’re stranded in TIjuana. WIth less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.

    WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring thier passports across the border—but there’s no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.

    LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can’t completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It’s even clearer now. And I’m not giving him up without a fight

    How do you usually find your next favorite books? Well, sometimes they just happen to find you! From What I Remember was a book I wouldn’t have picked up myself, but when I got a Galelly I couldn’t resist giving it a try. Boy - how glad I was this book jumped my like this!!

    Wooot! Smashing Opening &  you jump right into this story!

    When we open the book, we are confronted with a scene where Kylie lays in bed with gorgeous Max somewhere in ….Mexico. But, she has no idea how that happened and.. more importantly why on earth Max is lying beside here…
    The opening scene was perfection, it teases you to the point where you want, no where you need to know how the hell all this happned to Kylie! I love beginnings like this!

    Different POV - and a sexy, cute & thrilling story

    Kylie the the school nerd! Always learning, having the best grades and clearly, she does not belong to the popular crowd.. at all! Her only friend is Will - gay and rich outcast who is the best friend you can always wish for!
    Then there is Max - school’s most popular and incredibly gorgeous boy who never looked twice at Kylie before. In addition we have Max Grilfriend Lily. Although I am usually not a big fan of so many POV in one story, here, it worked effordless and each voices was honest and very distinct from each other!
    However, May and Kylie are the real protagonists and their voices are the driving force of the story!

    Who you are from the outside is not Who you really are…

    Apart from the fact that this story is simply cute and sexy and fun. There is much more to it. Each character has their own problems none of them truly liked talking about. It’s a story about finding your own self. How are you on the outside but who do you really want to me. Self Finding. This mix worked perfectly together and truly gave a little depth to this otherwise were fun and romantic storyline.
    I simply loved getting to know each one of them better and discover what who they really want to be.

    Sexy and Romantic Love Story!

    The surprising, unfolding love between Max and Kylie was made of wonderment and perfection. Those two couldn’t be more different from each other - on the outside. But, forced on this trip to Mexico together made them realize that this is not true, in fact they share much more than both of them would have ever thought! I loved their romance so much,  I loved following them falling for each other. I had the butterflies in my stomach! Sexy and unbearably cute romantic scenes stirred the emotions that will touch your heart. With me being me, I had tears in my yes so many times - heartbreaking and incredibly touching scenes made sure to trigger emotions!

    Bewitched Rating

    Bottom Line

    Smashing, Cute and Sexy. From What I Remember… is a excitingly  beautiful story with love, self-discovery and a thrilling set of characters. If you look for a lovely coming of age novel, that will touch your heart, make you laugh and cry - then you most definitely should pick this one up. This book is movie material, explosive and romantic!
       

    Additional Info

    When putting together this post, I found out that this awesome author duo are both working in the film industry. Clearly, that’s why this book seemed so perfectly made for a movie! Also, the amazing author duo will be at the TEEN CARNIVAL in June during BEA! I hope I have a chance to tell them in person how much I Loved their book!
    Much Love!