Saturday, May 31, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (97)

I hope you all have had a great week :) Don't forget to link me to your hands if you can!

I didn't do much book shopping but I'm super excited for the one that I got. I can't believe the series is ending. I'm so anxious to start it!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Double Review: The Liberator and The Warrior by Victoria Scott

The Liberator
(Dante Walker, #2)
by Victoria Scott
Released |August 27th 2013 by Entangled Teen|
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Bad boy, meet bad girl.
Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.
When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard.
With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.
The Liberator was a great sequel to the Collector and I really enjoyed it. A lot of things happen in this book and it was filled with all kinds of non stop action. In this book we are introduce to a girl name Aspen and I was surprised by how much I liked her. Aspen had many issue and it was Dante's job to liberate her soul. The two were alike in so many different ways and I liked the friendship that the two were able to create. Dante of course was his awesome self, but his struggle at being the liberator he now is was good to see. Because in the first book he was the definition of a bad boy and if he would have switch from that to a 'nice' guy that would have made the book very unrealistic. Charlie started to become a wildcard for me in this book at first, but she goes through some dark times and I felt really bad for her. I do love the relationship between her and Dante and things definitely began to pick up. Overall, I enjoyed the Liberator. I liked meeting all the new characters and keeping up with all the old ones. I also enjoyed the romance and the action.
The Warrior
(Dante Walker, #3)
by Victoria Scott
Released |May 6th 2014 by Entangled Teen|
Edition |eARC/Netgalley|
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War between heaven and hell is coming, but Dante Walker makes it look damn good.
Dante’s girlfriend, Charlie, is fated to save the world. And Aspen, the girl who feels like a sister, is an ordained soldier. In order to help both fulfill their destiny and win the war, Dante must complete liberator training at the Hive, rescue Aspen from hell, and uncover a message hidden on an ancient scroll.
Dante is built for battle, but even he can’t handle the nightmares where spiders crawl from Aspen’s eyes, or the look on Charlie’s face that foretells of devastation. To make matters worse, the enemy seizes every opportunity to break inside the Hive and cripple the liberators. But the day of reckoning is fast approaching, and to stand victorious, Dante will have to embrace something inside himself he never has before—faith.
With The Warrior being the last installment in this trilogy, I went into it with hopes that it would be amazing. There was tons of action and things going on throughout the book. It definitely didn't slack in that department. I guess I'll start with the pros and the cons.

I enjoyed that the book had tons of action and there was also a ton a drama between the characters. I will always have a love for Dante and he always finds a way to weasel himself into my heart. And then we have Kraven and Annabelle both of which I completely adored in this book. I was all for those two, but it was not easy for them. Kraven is just so dark and brooding. I guess that's why I like him so much :) Another thing I liked about this book is the friendships that were developed throughout the stories. We've come to meet a lot of new people. But let me be clear, this was not all rays of sunshine. There were betrayals and all sorts of things going on within the hive and outside of it.

One thing about this book that started to turn me off was Charlie. I did not connect with her like I did in all the other books. She became annoying as the book continue to progress. I understand the need for character development and all, but I felt as though Charlie wasn't the Charlie that we knew before. Her personality was not the same. I didn't like the changes that were made with her character and I'm not talking about the end of the book. And the whole thing with the war started to become too much. I started to get confused with all the things that were happening. I think that maybe too much was going on at one time. And then we had all the secrets going on. I'd also already guess who the traitor was so I was not surprised when all that went down.

Overall, I'm at a standstill with this book. I didn't hate it and I enjoyed a lot of things that went on in the book, but there were also a lot of things that I didn't like. The ending was okay and was sort of happy with that (The very end). It was a pretty decent trilogy to say the least. I enjoyed books one and two, but I did feel as though book three could have been better.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (21): The Blood of Olympus

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

The Blood of Olympus
(the Heroes of Olympus, #5)
by Rick Riordan
Releases |October 7th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion|
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the "Argo II" have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the "Argo II" will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Why I'm Waiting...
I just can't get enough of these books! I've loved the series since Percy Jackson. 

Other Books in the Series

Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Hexed by Michelle Krys - Review

(The Witch Hunter, #1)
by Michelle Krys
Releases |June 10th 2014 by Delacorte Press|
Edition |ARC|
Source |Publisher|

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If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
Hexed was a nice and refreshing read for me. There were a lot of things going on within it, but it always kept my attention and I breezed through it with ease. I don't read a lot of witch books, but I do tend to enjoy them and Hexed was no exception. I thought the concept was fun and I ended up liking all the characters. Hexed had a lightweight feel to it like when I'm reading a contemporary novel. It had the sorry best friend and ex boyfriend and all that drama that goes along with it, but all the same it was filled with that paranormal aspect that I can't help but love.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (96)

Hey everyone,

I hope you all have had a great week :) I finally finished another book lol That makes two so far this month! Well hopefully I can get back into things now that school is over. I didn't buy any books this week, but I did get one for review.

For Review-Netgalley
I'm excited to read this :) I enjoyed the other trilogy by the author.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

The Murder Complex
(the Murder Complex, #1)
by Lindsay Cummings
Released |June 10th 2014 by Greenwillow Books|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Edelweiss|

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Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
The Murder Complex was an interesting read. The world created was a very danger one to live in. This was a very blood filled book, so it is definitely not a light read. This is a hard review for me to write. I don't know why, but it just is. I enjoyed the story, but I did have issues with. I thought the entire concept of the book was pretty interesting and I wanted to find out more and more. There was never really anything not happening in the story. There was always something going on or something to figure out.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (20): The Revenge of Seven

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

The Revenge of Seven
(Lorien Legacies, #5)
by Pittacus Lore
Releases |August 26th 2014 by HarperTeen|
The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy...
We never imagined the Mogodorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.
I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
Number Three in Kenya.
And Number Eight in Florida.
They killed them all.
I am Number Seven.
I will make them pay.
Why I'm Waiting...
I've been enjoying this series since book one and I can't wait to continue on.

Other Books in the Series

Monday, May 19, 2014

Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Chronicles of Nick, #5)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Released |April 1st 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin|
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Be careful what you wish for…
You just might get it.
Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.
But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe… Even the son of a hated demon.
Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.
Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.
After reading Inferno I was kind of skeptical going into Illusion. Inferno let me down and wasn't as good as the rest of the books, in my opinion, but Illusion did not disappoint! I felt like things were back as should have been. Illusion was very different because it was set in alternate world, if I'm using the correct term here. Somehow someone has switched Nick's soul and put it into someone else's body in an alternate world. So Nick has to find a way out of this place and get back to his body so he can be his awesome self again. But things weren't easy. Some of the people who he trusts in his 'real' reality cannot be trusted in the one he's stuck in. The people are different and his enemies are still trying to kill him but he doesn't have his powers to fight back.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (95)

Hey everyone,

I hope you all have had a great week :) Mine was ugh! But I take my last final today and I'm super excited because this is my last week of class then no more! Oh and I actually finished a book this week lol It's been awhile since I've done that since school has been taking up all my reading time.
These are books that I've gotten in the last two weeks. 

For Review - Edelweiss and Netgalley


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cress by Marissa Meyer

(The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
by Marissa Meyer
Released |February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends|
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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
I'm finally glad I made the time for Cress. I missed being away from the characters in this book and I was so glad to see them all again. Cress was not a small read, but it was fairly quick for me. I didn't wait to put the book down. I wanted to know more and more while I was reading it. I was into to the book from the very start and didn't want it to end when I got to the final page. There was a lot going on in this installment. Many different things started to happen and I began to find out more and more information. Cinder and her friends are still trying to figure out a way to stop the horrid wedding between the Queen Levana and Emperor Kai.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (19): This Shattered World

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

This Shattered World
(Starbound, #2)
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Releases |December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion|
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.
Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.
Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.
Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.
The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
Why I'm Waiting...
I enjoyed the first book and thought it was a good book so I'm curious to how this one will be since it has a different set of Characters. 

Other Books in the Series

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hothouse Flower by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Hothouse Flower
(Addicted, #2.2; Calloway Sisters, #2)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |March 28th 2014|
Edition |Ebook|

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Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.
Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.
And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.
Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.
As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.
This is the book that I have been waiting for in the Addicted companion novels spin offs (if that's even what they're called?) I have seriously been waiting for Ryke's story all this time and we now have it and it couldn't have been better. It was everything I could have hope for. Hothouse Flower made me feel all kinds of emotions :) I pulled an all nighter reading it and finished it in one sitting minus a 10 minute break. It was that freaking good! I was hooked from the first line all the way up until the last :) I have never waited for a book to go live on amazon like I did this one lol The anticipation was killing me. But yeah, on to the review!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mini Reviews: The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard and Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Almost Girl
by Amalie Howard
Released |January 7th 2014 by Strange Chemistry|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|

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Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.
Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?
The Almost Girl was something that interested me when I received a copy for review. The synopsis and the cover made me really intrigued in reading the story. When I finally found the time to read it I just could not get into the story. Sci-fi has never been one of my favorite genres, but I have enjoyed books with the genre. I found the main character to be fairly interesting, but when the romance started up I wasn't all that into the book anymore. I was curious to find out more about Riven, but things wasn't holding my attention enough to continue on. I also think another reason why I wasn't into the story is because I wasn't in the mood for this type of book when I started it, so maybe that's my fault.

Night Embrace
(Dark-Hunter, #2)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Released |July 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Press|
"Night Embrace" spins the story of Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior who killed the son of the god Camulus.
Camulus cursed Talon, decreeing death for everyone he loved. Now a Dark-Hunter in modern-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, who is key to ending his curse once and for all. Not to mention helping him to save New Orleans from an ancient god bent on total destruction.
See original cover listed below. The cover shown here is the reissued cover that was done seven years ago.
I've been wanting to continue on with this series for quite sometime and I've been determined to read the books in order (I started our reading book Acheron, which is like book 15 and then I went back and read books 1 and Fantasy Lover). I've read the author's Chronicles of Nick series which is something like a spin off of this one but it's YA and have been loving it. Night Embrace started off pretty good. We got a bit of back history on Talon and we were also reunited with other characters from other books and I was happy. But then we're hit with the romance at about 15% of the book and I started to get annoyed because it was too much too soon. Talon gets hit by a parade float and she takes home a random stranger and the next day when he wakes up they end up having sex? No, I was not happy anymore. I tried to push through the book because I've enjoyed all the other books in this series that I've gotten the chance to read, but with Night Embrace I just couldn't do it. By the time I got to 30% of the story I was fed up with the insta-love. The characters knew absolutely nothing about each other, but yet they couldn't stay away from each other. I wasn't feeling it and I definitely wasn't convinced with it. I will probably read other books in the series, but I think I'm just going to pick out stories of the characters I'm actually interested in.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (18): Opposition

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

(Lux, #5)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Releases |August 5th 2014 by Entangled: Teen|
In the stunning climax to the bestselling Lux series, Daemon and Katy join forces with an unlikely enemy to ensure the survival of not only their love for each other, but the future of all mankind.
Opposition will bring forth a new dawn to the Lux universe, where man must stand with alien to survive, and the future, no matter the outcome, will never be the same.

Why I'm Waiting...
Why would I not be waiting on this?! I need this in my life asap!

Other Books In the Series

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April 2014 Wrap Up and May 2014 TBR

Hey Everyone,

I hope you guys had a fab April. April was a slow reading month for me because school picked back up and I had a lot of work that needed to be turn in.

I read four books and or the most part they all pretty good.

Books Read in April
(none of the reviews have been posted on my blog yet)
The King by J.R. Ward - 4 stars
Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon - 4 stars
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings - review book - 3 stars
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner - 4 stars

I started both Hexed and Wings in April and they are both ARCs. Hexed is up first to finish since my blog tour stop is on the 26th.

These are the other books that I would like to read, but it just depends on school. I'm in my last two weeks of class so things are pretty hectic.

Monday, May 5, 2014

After the End by Amy Plum

After the End
(After the End, #1)
by Amy Plum
Releases |May 6th 2014 by HarperTeen|
Edition |eARC|

Source |Edelweiss|
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She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
After the End was a pretty interesting read for me. I loved the concept of the book and all the different elements that it brought to the table. This was an easy read for me and I was intrigued enough to continue on with the book. Juneau thinks that World War III has happened and that her clan managed to find a way to escape and create a safe place for their people. They have a different way of living. She can connect to the Yara and it helps to guide her whenever she needs guidance and that entire concept of the Yara was very intriguing. But of course, she finds out that she's been lied to her entire life and when her clan is taken she sees that the world has not been destroyed. Her people have been taken and now she's on a mission to get them back.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Book Hauling It Up (94)

Hey everyone,
I hope you've had a great week. School is still pretty hectic, but it'll be coming to an end soon. I only have two more weeks left. I have a research paper due this upcoming week and then my final. *Sigh*!

For Review - Netgalley

Ever since I read the synopsis of this book I've been curious. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Kiss the Sky
(Addicted, 2.1, Calloway Sisters, #1)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |January 24th 2014|
Edition |Ebook|

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Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared. 
Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.
After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.
Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity. 
Kiss the Sky is a spin off the Addicted series and it's the story of Rose, Lily's older sister. I was actually really excited to read Kiss the Sky because Rose and Connor have both been a mystery to me since I've started the Addicted series. Rose is sort of like an ice queen. She's mean, but she's smart and cares a lot about her sister Lily and wants to help her get over her addiction. And I love the way that she wants to protect Daisy. Connor has been Rose's boyfriend for over a year now and he's the definition of a smart ass. I've always wanted to get into his mind because he can sometimes be stand offish. For some reason, it's hard for me to write reviews for these books without gushing on the characters, but I'll try my best to get to it.