Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (30): Flawed

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

(Perfection, #2)
by JL Spelbring
Releases |August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press|
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In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.
Family, friendship, and love.
But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.
Why I'm Waiting...
I remember reading book one last year and I ended up enjoying it. So I'm curious to read the sequel to see what happens next. I think the concept of this book is an interesting one. 

Other Books in this Series

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thrive by Krista and Becca Ritchie

(Addicted, #2.5)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |July 18th 2014 by K.B. Ritchie|
Edition |Ebook|

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Two years will change them forever.
When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?
Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.
And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.
A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series
Thrive, Thrive, Thrive was awesome! At first I was a little thrown off by it. If you've read the spin off books (which I seriously recommend doing if you've started the series) then you're back tracking two years (Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flowers)and starting up again from there. Once I got into it though, it flowed even though it back tracks. You're now getting things and situations from Lily and Lo's POVs and you're not reading the same scenes over again. You do get a couple of repeat scenes, but trust me, they're just as amazing as before. I don't know if all that made sense, but let me just say read this book if you've not read the spin off series and read this if you HAVE read the spin off series as well. It's definitely a must.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (103)

Hey everyone,
I hope you all have had an awesome week. I finally got some reading done :) I finished a book and started another and I'm also listening to an audio book. So yay for that! I felt like I haven't read in forever. I'd say that has been a good week for me.

For Review

I'm really curious about Illusive and I liked the first two books in the Kate Brian series and I really want to know how things turn out in this one. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Relinquish by Amy Thompson

(Lost Souls, #2)
by Amy Thompson
Released |June 17th 2014|
Edition |eARC|
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Regan has a life in Georgia. She is going to school, has managed to make some friends, and has even found a new love interest in Colter. So what happens when she can’t hide what she is anymore? When do all the lies become too much to handle? And how much longer can she hold onto her sanity—while Agro pushes her closer and closer to the edge of no return—her ascension to Elite?
Colter is beautifully oblivious. Wanting so much to believe that Regan is safe, and Agro has been halted, he ignores Finn’s constant skepticism at the risk of their friendship. Overlooking what is so clearly right in front of him, Colter passes off Regan’s outbursts of emotion on her recent trauma. Colter can feel Regan—his one exception to his retribution—slipping out of his arms, but fighting her to stay with him may not be an option.
Colter and Finn are now at odds, and there is a newly formed alliance between Kaiden and Exile Max. Will this group of Collectors be enough to fight off the new enemies and old threats that emerge in the battle for souls when Regan is broken, and their group is on the brink of self-destruction?
The lost will be found, the Collectors will be exiled, and the Elites will reign
Contains a little bit of spoilers
Relinquish was a DNF for me. I received this for review and feel bad that I have to write this review, but I have to give my honest opinion. I read book one not to long ago and I thought it was okay. I was hoping that Relinquish would be better than the first and in the beginning it seemed like it would be. As I continued reading, things just started to go downhill. I tried so hard to push through this book because the plot is actually pretty interesting and I like finding out more about the things that go on in the story. I feel like this series had good potential to be a good one, but my dislike for the main character completely turned me off from the series. The plot of the story is pretty good and all the characters are enjoyable except the main character Regan. She literally made me want to scream. The main character wasn't my favorite in book one and in book two she was absolutely the worst. I made it to 54% and that's when I had to call it quits and stop forcing myself.