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Dare You To

Dare You To - Katie McGarry But, but, but, but - Beth's not with Isaiah - but, but, but, but - Katie McGarry is a genius, I must trust - but, but, but, but - ALL THE FEELINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tremble (Denazen Novel)

Tremble - Jus Accardo WTF Jus Accardo, do you hate your characters??!!! How much can you put them through in one book? Poor kids!

The Other Fish in the Sea (Grab Your Pole, #2)

The Other Fish in the Sea (Grab Your Pole, #2) - Jenn Cooksey 4.5 stars Jenn Cooksey is an evil vixen and needs to be properly punished for this one. I think I shall start plotting like Jillian!

Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole #1)

Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole #1) - Jenn Cooksey Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comI expected Shark Bait to be a fun romance that was a few hours of entertainment. While I got what I expected, I also got a lot more. Camie and Tristan's story was hilarious, full of a cast of character that I instantly fell in love with, and moments that were absolutely memorable. Jenn Cooksey's humor shines through on every page. She is one funny girl, and that is made more than evident through all of her characters. There is not a single chapter that goes by without quick witted dialogue. Even the chapter titles are hilarious. I can't count the times I laughed out loud while reading this book. I was waiting on my son at the bus stop one day and cackled so loud that I got a very strange look from all the other parents. One of my favorite things about Shark Bait was all of the characters and their relationships. First off you have Camie and Tristan. I love that this is not a perfect relationship. They do not just hook up at the beginning of the book, they are not instantly in love (maybe lust...), and things are not always perfect in fairytale world. They fight, work at it, compromise! WHAT IS THAT?!?!? Am I really reading that in a YA book??? Come again??Camie and Tristan are just the tip of the relationship iceberg though. I love so many relationships in this book, and not just dating ones. The parental relationship is AMAZING. Camie and Jillian have THE BEST PARENTS EVER! I was taking notes (not kidding). Also, Jillian is one of the best little sisters to ever grace the pages of a book. I am terrified and amazed of this young girl. The friendships between Kate and Camie, Tristan and Jeff, and all the others, were so dynamic that I just felt like I was there, hanging out and being a part of this amazing group of people.A few enticing tidbits if you aren't convinced yet. There is a Wall of Infamy - it includes things like bras and breakfast orders. You must read to find out more about that, and trust me, you want to. There are 2 of the most adorable kittens ever, and they are adopted by pure sexy. There are so many Buffy quotes that I lost count. My love of Buffy knows no bounds, so that is such a win. Also, a lot of other pop culture reference, but they pale in the brightness of Buffy - just sayin. If all of that didn't convince you, then you are crazy. Go, get the book, read it. Come back and thank me later! Also - "To read makes our speaking English good." - so there's that incentive as well!Favorite Quotes: "His name is Tristan Daniels. He's beautiful and I'll hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him, and call him George. Hey! Maybe you can be a groomsman in our wedding," "You know, you never called me, you naughty, naughty boy." Yeah. She actually used the word "naughty." Twice. She should be banned from the use of language altogether.

This Is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.com3.5 starsI really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I was excited to read This Is What Happy Looks Like and see what characters and story Smith was going to bring us. This is What Happy Looks Like is an adorable contemporary about two teens who meet by chance via wayward email. Of course, small town Ellie doesn't realize that this mysterious stranger she is crushing on by email is the famous movie-star that just happens to be filming a movie in her town.I really enjoyed the idea behind This Is What Happy Looks Like. The chance email meeting, the movie star/normal girl love interest, the problems and hilarity that is sure to come with that. I think Jennifer E. Smith did a really great job of portraying the characters and how this teen movie star would feel. His quick rise to fame, and it's effect on him, and how no one ever sees the "real" him. While I had to suspend belief on some things, it was a charming story.I really liked Ellie's character. She is spunky and witty. The email correspondences between her and and Graham were full of fun and hilarious things. Graham is a win for me just for having a pig named Wilbur and a burning desire to find a Whoopie Pie. How is that not a winning guy???While This Is What Happy Looks Like was a delightful read, I do think it is one that will fall off my radar rather quickly. At over 400 pages it was a little long for a quick beach or summer read, although it did seem to read quickly. There was nothing about it, or the characters, that seemed to really pop enough that I think This Is What Happy Looks Like is going to be making a lasting impression on me.

Even In Darkness (Between, #3)

Even In Darkness (Between, #3) - Cyndi Tefft Favorite of the series so far!!My reaction at having finish was something like this http://instagram.com/p/XnNyjJtVFg/Full review to come once I can articulate words!

Faceless (Entangled: Ever After)

Faceless (Entangled Ever After) - Jus Accardo Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comI've been intrigued by Brandt since the Denazen series started. We've always gotten these short little glimpses of the protective older cousin, but not a lot of depth into his character. I was really excited to learn that Faceless was going to be from his POV.Faceless begins with Brandt having just killed the body he has been wearing up to this point, Sheltie, in order to jump into Cain. Cain is a member of Zendean, an organization that Brandt need to get closer to and infiltrate to find the cure for Dez and the rest of the Supremacy kids. I love how determined Brandt is to do whatever it takes to save Dez. He really has so much loyalty for her and his family.It was a lot of fun seeing Brandt from the beginning of a soul-jump. Going with him as he tried to get used to a new body - learn to control this new bodies impulses - and assimilate himself into the lifestyle and the people around him, make this a much different read.Brandt has a really great strength of character. That strength is the #1 reason I like him as much as I do. One of my favorite parts of Faceless was that when something would happen with the body Brandt was in that was against his normal character he would say to himself, "My name is Brandt Cross and ..." a fact about himself. This helped to remind himself who he truly was and a lot of times these lines were just quippy or touching or funny.I love that Brandt gets to have a love interest of his very own in Faceless. Even if she is someone who is working as his head-on competition and thinks that he is "Cain", and therefore everything she despises, I really liked them together. Their interactions were always hilarious, sometimes hot, and in the end - romantic.Faceless is a great addition to the Denazen series. Although it only comes in as a longer novella, it packs the full potential of a full novel in it's few pages. I would love to see more stories from Brandt's, or even other Sixes, POV's. I can't wait to see where the Denazen series is going next, and if the last paragraph of the acknowledgements were any indication, it's going to be a crazy ride!LAST PARAGRAPH OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: And to everyone that's come along on the journey so far with Dez and Kale, and all their friends from Parkview... thank you. I hope you'll continue to stick around. Things are about to get bumpy...Cue evil laughter.Favorite Quotes: (taken from egalley) My name is Brandt Cross, and I play it cool with the ladies... My name is Brandt Cross, and my life used to seven kinds of fucked up...Now it's eight....

Darkfever

Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean I'm ready for Barrons to be less asshat and more super sexy asshat...I hear it's coming... ;)

Falling For Her Fiance: An Accidentally in Love Novel (Entangled: Bliss)

Falling For Her Fiance - Cindi Madsen Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comFalling For Her Fiance was just an all around fun romance. Dani and Wes are great together. I have always been the person who roots for the best friends to fall in love. With this story, you get two best friends who decide to be pretend fiances for big events they have coming up. What they don't realize, is that this crazy love is going to sneak up on them both and bash them over the heads.I really loved both Dani and Wes. They are fun, athletic and energetic. They make sure to be adventurous and always have a good time together. They are there for each other, no matter what. While Dani can be a little more serious, and Wes a little more impulsive, they bring out the best in each other. I think that is what everyone is looking for.I could not help but to root for Dani and Wes to get together! Since we are reading from both of their perspectives, there were times that I just wanted to scream at them both "You love each other you idiots, get on with it already!!" Of course, I understood that they couldn't read each others minds, and had legitimate fears of ruining their friendship. You can't blame a girl for wanting a little kissing action though!!Falling For Her Fiance was a delightful couple hours that had me laughing and smiling all the way through. If you like romances that are fun (I know, I've said that word so many times in this review, but you should get the point by now, right?!?!) and engaging, this one is for you!

The Indigo Spell

The Indigo Spell - Richelle Mead Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comEven though I received a copy of The Indigo Spell for review, I knew that I wanted to wait for it to release so I could buy the audiobook. I read Bloodlines, but listened to Golden Lily on audio, and I completely fell in love with this series on audio. The narrator, Emily Shaffer, does such an excellent job of bringing Sydney's voice to life. It's exactly how I would imagine Sydney's fast-paced quick-witted banter. Emily Shaffer really just brought more life to Sydney and this series.As for the story itself. I ADORED Indigo Spell. Golden Lily left me more frustrated than satisfied. If you have read it then you know that ending was just - GRRRR!!!! Indigo Spell on the other hand was full of amazing. There were so many great Adrian moments. Adrian has been one of my favorite book boyfriends since my Vampire Academy days, so anytime I can get more of him, I am a happy happy girl. He had so many lines in this book that literally had me swooning. I was listening to Indigo Spell while working one day and had to stop and clutch my heart at an Adrian line!There are also a few new characters that are intriguing. Marcus Finch, who was teased about by the publishers pre-release, is finally revealed. He tells some secrets and makes Sydney re-examine who she is and what she really believes, in more ways than one. Of course, Eddie, Jill, Angeline and Miss Terwilliger are just as important as ever, and their own personal stories just help to add to story.Indigo Spell had a great storyline and mystery. I was scared for Sydney and the other girls as the evil witch was after them. As more craziness unfolds with the Alchemists, and with the witch on Sydney's back, things get more and more intense. Indigo Spell was my favorite in the Bloodlines series so far. That ending left me smiling for DAYS. I have hopes that this series is only going to get better and better from here!

Also Known As

Also Known As - Robin Benway Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comI picked up Also Known As simply because I thought the blurb sounded like it would be all kinds of fun! I wasn't wrong. Also Known As was an extremely fast and enjoyable read. I thoroughly enjoyed the quick pace, fantastic characters, and engaging plot. Maggie was an awesome lead character. She really popped off the pages. Maggie is extremely smart. She has been groomed to be a spy from birth. Very different from your average teen, but also the same in a lot of ways. With this new assignment making her assimilate into high school for the first time, we get to experience a lot of firsts with Maggie. we get to go with her as she goes to her first party, makes friends, her first kiss and more. The difference from other books is, she is doing all of this while being a spy. I love how involved Maggie's family is. They're not off on some mission of their own, conveniently written out of the story. They are right there, having morning meetings with her, freaking out when she comes home late. It was great seeing such involved and caring parents. Also ADORED Angelo, the family friend who is Maggie's mentor. He's suave, and quirky, and just a great addition to the family dynamic.My favorite character had to be Roux. She was hilarious, talked a mile a minute, had a swear jar with her doorman, was sorta sad but also awesome. She knew that she had screwed up big time in the past and was completely willing to admit that. She was willing to admit her mistakes and do things differently. I wish I could pull her out of the pages and make her my BFF.As for the love story, it was almost sickeningly cute. Both Maggie and Jesse were innocent and adorable. Their dates were too cute for words. Their banter was hilarious. I loved them despite myself.Also Known As was fast, fun, and pure entertainment. Robin Benway's humor shines through the pages loud and clear. I know that I am going to be bumping Audrey Wait up my TBR. If you like witty and entertaining writing, I recommended Also Known As to you!

Raven (Delirium Series)

Raven (Delirium Series) - I did NOT just read that last sentence! I have too many feels!!!

Requiem

Requiem - THAT CAN'T BE ALL THERE IS!!!!

Collector (Dante Walker Novel)

The Collector - Victoria Scott Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comThe Collector by Victoria Scott was just pure fun. Dante is a sexy demon who is out to get Charlie's soul. We know from the beginning that he is not the good guy. Thing is, I don't think I care. He is smooth, and take charge, and I'm so ready to have my soul sealed by this bad bad boy!Charlie is a great character. She is flawed, and normal. She doesn't have your cookie cutter perfect looks. She has bad teeth, and bad skin. Hello, she's a teen!! I think most of us had a least a few cases of acne, and I know that I had to have braces to fix my funky teeth!When Dante starts pointing out all her flaws like they make her "less" it just pisses me off! Charlie is one of those people who is just ultimately happy with who she is and where she is in life. She has great friends and is doing charity work that makes her happy. When she starts letting Dante's words get to her I want to scream!Things change when Dante gets to know Charlie. Charlie makes that bad boy go good. I love that he is suddenly seeing her gorgeous mouth and smile instead of her bad teeth and just wants to do things to make her smile more. I was on the edge of my seat wondering if Dante's revelation had come too late.The twist at the end was a lot of fun, even though I had hoped that was going to be the outcome, I wasn't for sure. I can not wait for The Liberator to see what comes next for Dante and Charlie. The Collector was full of fun, fantastic characters, friendships that are so real and heartwarming, and one sexy sexy boy!! I know Demon/Angel books can be hit and miss sometimes, but Victoria Scott's was a big hit for me!Favorite Quote:(taken from uncorrected galley) "I know, dude. One second you think I ain't half bad, the next you want to castrate me. Touche`." - Dante Walker

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

Wait for You  -  Jennifer L. Armentrout, J. Lynn Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comThere are many things I loved about Wait For You. Yes, it had some of the things I would expect from a New Adult book, but it was just so much more. Wait For You and it's characters felt so real that I was completely immersed from start to finish. I really felt like I was at the college right along with Avery and Cam. Avery and Cam's relationship was a great thing to watch unfold. Avery had been hurt in the past, so she is on guard big time. Cam is one determined boy though. I loved how he inserted himself into her life as her friend first, then never gave up on wearing her down to go on a date with him. Seeing their friendship form and then the romance spark so great. I don't know how Avery held out as long as she did anyway. I mean, I know how and why the girl had issues, but if Cam was showing up at my house making eggs, the eggs wouldn't be the only thing sizzling in the kitchen! Wait For You is a romance that is sweet, fun, and so real. Wait For you is a book that has everything; hot guys, great friends, redemption, and growth. Jennifer is one of my favorite authors, and this is another homerun for her! If you haven't read it yet, grab your copy now!
Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4) - Olivia Cunning Oh, Eric. Me and You and one LONG WICKED Night. It is SO ON!

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