Mar 31, 2014

~REVIEW~ Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.


OMG!!! What a cliffhanger!!

Insurgent was a great continuation to the series! In this book we start off right where Divergent ended. Tris and the group are in Amity and are trying to regroup. But regrouping is not easy when you are in a different faction from what you are accustomed to and when you are being hunted. A war has begun among the factions and this book will have you delving deeper into the secrets kept from everyone.

I enjoyed getting to know more about the other factions and to be able to see how they kept the "harmony" in their society. If there was one thing I was disappointed with was the secrets kept between Tris and Four. If it weren't for their stubbornness some things wouldn't have gone down the way they did.

Overall, Insurgent as a great sequel and I am looking forward to reading Allegiant.

Pick this book up! Read this entire series!


“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”

“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”

“I’ll be your family now,” he says.
“I love you,” I say.
I said that once, before I went to Erudite headquarters, but he was asleep then. I don’t know why I didn’t say it when he could hear it. Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion. Or afraid that I did not know what it was to love someone. But now I think the scary thing was not saying it before it was almost too late. Not saying it before it was almost too late for me.
I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along.
He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response.
He frowns at me. “Say it again.”
“Tobias,” I say, “I love you.”
His skin is slippery with water and he smells like sweat and my shirt sticks to his arms when he slides them around me. He presses his face to my neck and kisses me right above the collarbone, kisses my cheek, kisses my lips.
“I love you, too,” he says.”

Mar 18, 2014

~COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY~ Fighting for Infinity by Karen A. Hooper

The third and final book in The Kindrily series, FIGHTING FOR INFINITY, by Karen Amanda Hooper has a magical new cover. To celebrate, she's giving away a signed paperback and an ebook bundle!

But first, are you ready to see the cover? Bring on the mystery...


Every moment, every lifetime, every decision--including her choice to erase--has led Maryah to this. 
Two outcomes are possible: an infinite happy-ever-after with her kindrily or the final severing of her relationship with Nathan. 
Closer to the enemy than ever before, Maryah unravels the diabolical plan that Dedrick has been manipulating into place for centuries. Revelations, secrets, and lies surface faster than Maryah can process. She doesn’t know who to trust, what to believe, or how to save her loved ones from the desolate future Dedrick is so close to executing. 
Guided by an enigmatic raven-haired prisoner, Maryah fights body and soul to save Nathan, her kindrily, and countless others. But is her love strong enough to alter a prophecy written in the stars? 

FIGHTING FOR INFINITY releases April 30, 2014.


Karen Hooper was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.
Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.
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Mar 17, 2014

"Clearing the Shelves" Progress Report

Okay so its been 3 months since I started my "Clearing the shelves" challenge and wanted to update you all on the books I've read! Some have been okay reads while others have been added to my "Favorites" list because of how exceptional they were! So lets review what I've read so far:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth  Although I was hesitant about continuing this series a good friend of mine suggested I put aside my unease and jump back into the series. I don't regret listening to her! :) Now I just have to surmise the strength to read the final book, Allegiant.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead  I've read VA a year ago and at the time I wasn't that into it. It was an okay read the first time around but the second time it was pretty good! I look forward to continuing this series.

Girl in Love by Caisey Quinn No words to express how much I adored this series! The final book was the end to a beautiful story!See my REVIEW.

Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn  LOVED IT! See my REVIEW.

Girl on Tour by Caisey Quinn Again, another friend recommendation and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the fire in the female lead which made this an enjoyable read. See my REVIEW.

Chasing Wishes by Nadia Simonenko Okay. Just okay. Didn't really enjoy this book. See my REVIEW.

Angelfall by Susan Ee An okay read. Good storyline but no character connection. See my REVIEW.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi A great read but not sure if I want to continue the series yet. Still debating on this.

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia WOW! That is all I can say about this one! It was a wonderful read! See REVIEW.

Just for Now by Abbi Glines Bad Boy and Good Girl? What's not to like about this!See my REVIEW.

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines Hot men, strong females and sexy scenes makes this book a fun and drama filled read. See my REVIEW.

Left Drowning by Jessica Park If there is one thing Jessica Park's can do it is write! You are sucked into this one just as much as her other books. See my REVIEW.

Odin's Murder by Angel Lawson Good book! Great premise! Enjoyed the read. See my REVIEW.

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot Good story! I enjoyed it and loved the relationship between the characters! See my REVIEW.

Beautiful Monster by Bella Forrest An Okay read. I was expecting a great beauty and beast resemblance and was disappointed with the outcome.See my REVIEW.

Reborn by Sara  Mack The FINAL book to Sara Mack's Guardian Trilogy was the BEST! I cried and laughed and yelled a few times.See my REVIEW.

How to Date a Nerd by Cassie Mae So utterly cute!! I love the nerd stories and this one was just as cute as the rest!See my REVIEW.
So there you go! There you have my list so far! I will try to update you all in June of my progress! Hopefully I can get to more books soon! In the meantime follow me to keep up with any news, GIVEAWAYS, updates and announcements!