Saturday, May 31, 2014

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday
By Colleen Hoover
Published: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 370

At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her;and she's forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney's tumultuous world from the very first page.

My Rating: 2 stars

My Thoughts: 

This book was so disappointing for me. My expectations were so high, this book has a 4.5 on goodreads, that's pretty hard to achieve. Unfortunately, this book did not resonate well with me. First of all, I didn't like the main characters, namely Ridge and Sydney. The book started off well, I liked where the plot was going, it was good. Then we found out Ridge was deaf. Now, don't get me wrong I have nothing against deaf people, but I hated the way that his deafness (is that a word? oh well, I'm using it anyway) was used. It seemed like a way to increase sexual tension, and not as like a real tangible thing, if that makes any sense. I just felt like it was pointless and I would've been happier had it not been there. My huge, ginormous, extreme problem with this book is that the whole book is about a girl and a guy who fall in love, but the guy already has a girlfriend. Now I hate cheating. I hate it, despise it, have absolutely no tolerance for it, and that's what this entire book is about. But one of the most frustrating things is that if Ridge and Sydney hadn't acted on their feelings I wouldn't have been in love with the book, but I would've liked it more. Instead, they act on their feelings, but don't think of it as cheating, and it just, it drove me crazy. I didn't know what to do with myself. There were moments that I liked, but those were few and far between. This book just wasn't my thing.

Friday, May 30, 2014

How to Seduce a Band Geek Blog Tour Featuring a Giveaway!

How to Seduce a Band Geek
By Cassie Mae
Published: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.

When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams. But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.

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My Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts:
I was highly skeptical going into this book.  The title was a little raunchy, I wasn't the biggest fan of book 1, and it started off pretty rough for me.  I thought that at the beginning of the book Sierra was super slutty and I wasn't even sure if I was going to be able to finish it.  Then it started picking up, Sierra pulled herself together, and we got to know Levi.  Oh how I love Levi.
I thought that Cassie Mae did an amazing job writing all of her characters.  I loved all of them, and I'm so, so excited for book 3 with Adam and Brea.  I think that Levi had to have been my favorite, I especially loved that he gave off such a positive message for not just Sierra, but anyone reading it.  I thought the fact that he was a virgin was great, because I feel too often in YA, the male leads get portrayed as man whores, or reformed man whores, when the reality is, those kinds of guys aren't the majority.
Cassie did a fantastic job portraying realistic high school situations.  The party that Sydney dragged Sierra to, that stuff really happens and I feel that a lot of times that kind of stuff just gets skimmed over because the readers are too young or too immature to be reading about things like that, when they're going through that kind of stuff, and need to be able to read about it to get guidance because there isn't anyone that they're comfortable turning to.
I thing that the main thing I really loved about this book, and about Cassie Mae in general, is that her writing and her stories are so fresh and different, and I know that reading the summary of this, it sounds like any other mainstream contemporary, but it's so much more than that.  I definitely would recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA but particularly to those in high school or going into high school.

Author Info
Amazon multi-category and international bestselling author of HOW TO DATE A NERD, HOW TO SEDUCE A BAND GEEK and HOW TO HOOK A BOOKWORM

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

Cassie Mae is an bestselling author of the teen contemporary romance novel REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, which she self-published. In addition to publishing with Swoon Romance, she is published by Random House Flirt.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which you share what books you're eagerly anticipating.

The book I am most anticipating this week is Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, book 5 in the Bloodlines series.

Silver Shadows
By Richelle Mead
Published: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 416

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Thanks for reading and link your Waiting on Wednesday below, or just tell us what books you're anticipating!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, in which you open the book you're currently reading to a random page and share 2 sentences without spoilers, along with the author and title of the book. 

Today's teaser is from City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare:

"As I strolled down along the quay
All in the lateness of the day
I heard a lovely maiden say:
'Alack, for I can get no play.'
A minstrel boy heard what she said
And straight he rushed to her aid..."

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which you talk about what books you are anxiously awaiting.

Since I'm currently rereading the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, it has made my craving for Cassie's books that had kind of lessened into a dull ache in the year since I've last read her books.  So, as I'm sure you've been able to guess, my WoW pick is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, book six in the Mortal Instruments series.

City of Heavenly Fire
By Cassandra Clare
Publishes: May 27, 2014
Pages: 733


I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

Thanks for reading and let us know what books you're anticipating in the comments!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, in which you open the book you're currently reading to a random page and share 2 sentences without spoilers, along with the author and title of the book. 

Today's teaser is from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare:

"Ouch," Jace said in her ear, his tone indignant.  "You elbowed me."
"Well, you landed on me." [Clary said.]

- p. 111, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Welcome to It's Monday, What Are You Reading!  This is a weekly feature hosted by Book Journey in which you plan out your reading week, as well as let others know what you're currently reading!

This week I finished one book:

Wait For You
By Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
Published: February 26, 2013
Pages: 332

I'm currently reading:

City of Bones
By Cassandra Clare
Published: March 27, 2007
Pages: 485
Currently On: Page 212

This week, I hope to finish:

City of Ashes 
By Cassandra Clare
Published: March 25, 2008
Pages: 453

And part of:

City of Glass
By Cassandra Clare
Published: March 24, 2009
Pages: 541

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Last month was a pretty awful reading month, I only read 6 books.  This month I have all my finals so I'm hoping to get through:

This is a review copy I have for the blog tour and my post is scheduled to go up Friday so I really need to get this finished.

Next I'm going to reread the entire TMI and TID series in anticipation for:


That's all that I'm going to plan for the month of May but hopefully I'll be able to get through more than just that.

Thanks for reading!

April Wrap-Up

Welcome to a recap of all of the books I read in April!

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 5 stars
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares - 3 stars
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen - 4 stars
Adaptation by Malinda Lo - 0 stars
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - 5 stars - reread
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa - 5 stars - reread

So this month I read only 6 books which is kind of disappointing but I was extremely busy because I have finals coming up soon and I had my spring break which I was on vacation for most of and didn't read at all during.  Hopefully next month will be better, and watch for my May wrap-up.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday 56

Welcome to Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Storytime with Tonya and Friends.  You grab the book nearest to you, open it to page 56, and post a quote from that page that catches your eye.  The important thing is to not go for your favorite book, or the most intellectual, go for the closest.

Today's quote is from The Owl Keeper, by Christine Brodien-Jones.

"I hate open spaces."

The Owl Keeper
Christine Brodien-Jones