Review: Rogue (Real #4) by Katy Evans

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 1:45 PM
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Title: Rogue
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real #4

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Greyson King...
My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He's the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something.
He
Lied.
His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero.
There's zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future.
He may leave no trace of him anywhere, but his imprint is in me, in my very soul--and I hate that a mere look at him commands the beat of my heart. The temperature of my body.
I've looked for love my entire life. I've waited for the butterflies, the rainbows...
Instead I'm in a free fall of emotions and there's no one to catch me but the one man I should be running away from. The one man I thought was my prince charming.
Except this prince charming went rogue.
Greyson will stop at nothing to make me be with him. He'll let no one stand in our way, will allow no one to threaten me, and maybe this is what scares me most of all...
What will my rogue do to keep me?

“You may be zero in your world…but you’re everything to me.”

Rogue is the fourth book in the Real series by Katy Evans.

I'll start by saying that since I've read and totally enjoyed the previous books in the series, I expected the same to apply and here. But yeah, far from it.

For me Rogue wasn't that bad of a book, I really did like it, but it was far from what I had imagined and that disappointed me.

Rogue tells the story of Melanie, Brooke's bff. Melanie is the most optimistic person you'll ever meet. She's always positive, cheerful and always searching for the one thing she can't have, her one true love, her soulmate. But searching her soulmate isn't as easy as one would think. Until him.

Enter Greyson King. Greyson is far from what Melanie is looking for, dangerous, dark and a man with a past full of secrets. What Melanie doesn't know though is that Greyson is collecting unpaid debts

for the Underground fights on behalf of his father. Greyson may not have wanted the job but if he wants answers then he'll have to take it. His life has always been ruled by his father's decisions, even now, but things are about to change.

Greyson has a deal with his father. Collect all the debts owned to him and in exchange get his mother. His relationship with Melanie is something new for him but he wants to make it work. Because with her he may have found something he never knew, love.

Rogue was an enjoyable book. I liked both Greyson and Melanie, I just didn't love them. They were both so imperfect and troubled but together they managed to find what they both were looking for. Although, there was much drama, little action and lots of romance the author managed to give the story some suspense as well (which I totally loved).

I'm going to keep it short and just say that althought I wasn't very impressed by the book, and if you have read the previous books in the series, then you should definitely give it a try.

Note: Rogue can totally be read as a stand alone!
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Sofia T.

Review: A Silent Prayer (A Prayer Series) by Samreen Ahsan

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:49 PM
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Title: A Silent Prayer
Author:  Samreen Ahsan
Series: A Prayer Series #1

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Adam Gibson is a young and powerful Toronto millionaire. Despite his many blessings, he is an atheist, though he has an altruistic soul. He denies there is a God—until he meets a beautiful stranger in a place that does not exist for anyone but him.

Rania Ahmed strongly believes in God, but has lost hope she will ever find her soul mate. Endowed with hypnotic beauty and cursed by a brutal past, Rania has no idea she has cast a spell on Adam, who has never received more from a woman than physical pleasure. As Adam slowly discovers the true meaning of love from Rania, he begins to face his demons and reconsider his beliefs. He learns to love, forgive and repent. But as Adam grows closer to Rania, a series of strange, unexplained events threatens to drive them apart. To keep her from being destroyed by her past, he must persuade her to trust him with her deepest secrets.
In this spiritual romance, an atheist embarks on a path of enlightenment with a tormented soul who may just have the power to change everything he has ever believed to be true.


A silent prayer is a romance/religious book about two people with different beliefs.

Enter Adam Gibson. Adam may be yound but he's already a powerful Toronto millionaire and a philanthropist. Despite all his good intentions though, he couldn't be more different than Rania. Rania is a woman with beliefs. On her way to a meeting she accidentally meets Adam who is immediately attracted to her. But as he gets to know more of Rania, Adam discovers that sometimes physical attraction isn't enough and he yearns for more. In their effort to create a future together, they must both face their past, as some mysterious events threaten to rip them apart...

This book was a first for me. Really! I do read romances (a lot!) but I've never read a spiritual romance before. Thing is that I don't believe that someone would willingly change his/her beliefs just because the're in love. For example, Adam was an atheist but as he falls for Rania he's "compelled" to acknowledge her beliefs. What I liked though, was the fact that despite their differences, they managed to overcome everything and be together.

A silent prayer was an enjoyable read with a nice flow but there were times that I felt that Rania was trying to "force" Adam to believe in the things she did. Besides that, I had no problem with the book! It was actually quite a journey filled with mystery, romance, a bit of paranormal, forgiveness and faith. The characters were unique in their own way. Rania was a strong character with deep beliefs but she was mysterious as well. Adam on the other hand, was the typical businessman. Stubborn, arrogant, charming, very proud and a bit possessive.

All in all, Adam and Renia's story is more than your typical romance book. It's the journey of a tortured man and a woman who's running from her past, trying to built a future together.

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #5

Posted on 12:49 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Invaded 
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #2

Expected publication: February 3rd 2015


Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.
Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.
The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

What are you waiting for on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #5

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:39 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 


This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

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1. Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows


2. The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski






5. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo


6. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas




8. Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi


9. Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi


10. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa


That was a lot!

What about you? What are the books that people have been telling you that you must read???
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Sofia T.

Review: Beautiful Oblivion (Beautiful #3) by Jamie McGuire

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 2:11 PM
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Title: Beautiful Oblivion
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: Beautiful #3

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

"No one has ever wanted someone as much as I want you" -Trent

Beautiful Oblivion is the first book in the Maddox Brother series by Jamie McGuire.

This series is a completly new series about the Maddox brothers and it totally blew me away!

Cami is the only girl in a family with three boys. It's very difficult to be independent but Cami is determined to make it on her own. But things aren't always as easy as we want them to be. Cami and her boyfriend T.J. have barely enough time to see each other before their too different lives pull them away. They are so different. They live in different states, they have different expectations and most of all they desire different things.

Enter Trent Maddox. Trent may not know what his future holds but he knows one thing: Cami will be part of it. Ever since Trent met Cami he can't stay away from her, he knows that she was meant to be his. But Trent's life hasn't been easy. As much as he wants to move forward he's always pulled back by ghosts of his past.

Beautiful Oblivion begins just before Beautiful Disaster and then continues parallel to it. We get to see Travis but our story is mainly focused on Trent, our hero and Cami, our heroine.

I was very surprised to see that deep down, Trent was just a man rulled by his guilt about a horrible accident. He let his guilt consume every aspect of his life and he didn't really see the world around him. Until Cami. Then we got to see the man "behind the mask". Trent was so sweet, protective, caring, charming, funny, passionate. But so was Cami. She was confident, strong, loyal, she wanted to protect her family and wasn't even afraid to stand up to her barbarian of a father. She was a perfect match for Trent!

What I also loved were the secondary characters. Raegan, Cami's bff surely held my attention but so did Violet, a sweet little girl that Trent "babysits" sometimes, Trent's co-workers surely made an impretion to me! They were all described to such depth, that made me wonder if they will ever get their story.

The only thing that didn't sit well with me, was that Jamie didn't actually solve Cami's family's issue. I hoped that in the end we would get a HEA, which we do, but it didn't really feel like one with that problem hanging above their heads.

Despite that everything came together as it should. Cami and Trent were a perfect combination with the right amount of chemistry and we got to see some "Pigeon" scenes (just wow).

Beautiful Oblivion was so much more than I originally anticipated. It wasn't just a story about love but about friendship, family, fate. I just hope the next book be as good as this one.

Devoured this book! Go read it!

Note : Beautiful Disaster fans will probably enjoy it the most!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #4

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:40 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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For Review:


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Bought:

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Not many books but it was a difficult week for me!!!
What books did you read???
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Sofia T.

Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

Posted on 12:33 PM
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Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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.

“What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? It's always an extreme."

Silver Shadows is the fifth addition in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.

Silver Shadows begins when The Fiery heart left off. After the cliff-hanger of an ending of the previous book it has been really hard waiting to see what Richelle was planning to do in this book. Adrian and Sydney took my breath away. I wasn't prepared for them.

After Sydney was discovered allying with the vamps, the alchemists took care of the situation by putting Sydney in a rehabilitation center, aiming to re-educate her again. I have to say that re-education was nothing like I expected it to be. Sydney (and some other ex-alchemists) had to go so much through. Re-education is so far from what the word suggests. It should have been called tortured instead, cause that's what it trully was. They would ty to break them (by starvation and other means) and then "teach" them again the alchemists's values. So, while Sydney was re-educated Adrian was the one who had it real bad. Without Sydeney, and with no means to find her, he became self-destruct again. Drinking, partying, failing his art lessons and blocking out the people that cared for him, Adrian was the old, sweet Adrian. I was sooo sorry for. He wanted to find Sydney so bad, to be with her once again but no matter what he tried he couldn't find her.

It was so painful having to watch them lose themselves. But in the end it all worked out. I was so proud of Sydney because despite everything that she went through she was still the Sydney we loved: logical, stubborn, brave and determined to help the people who needed her. With her brains and with Adrian's *cought* (Marcus's) resources they were able to defeat the alchemists once and for all and save other ex-alchemists as well. But what they don't know is that the alchemists have more resources than anyone else. Was Sydney rescued only to be caught again???

I really loved this book! It was full of surprises, some good some not so good, and so many twists. I never expected the end though, never. Adrian and Sydney have come so far and they proved that together they are unstoppable. Such a great team!

"He was my center, and there was nothing I wouldn't do, nothing I wouldn't give up, to keep him safe."
What I also loved was Sydney's other sister Carly. She was just soooo different from the other members of the family and I can't but hope to see her story as well (maybe with Marcus?! Pls) That was one of my most favourite scenes of the book, Carly and Marcus! I'll just continue dreaming...

I hate to say this but I have to warn you that this book is another cliff-hanger. I don't know why Mead has to put us through sooo much torture but I can do nothing but wait! I'm sure it will be worth it!

All in all, Silver Shadows was abso-fucking-lutely amazing. Filled with action, romance, suspense, vamps and alchemists Silver Shadows won't disappoint. It's a real page- turner!

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.
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