Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Waking Up Pregnant

Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly
Published by Harlequin Kiss
Genre: Romance
Source: Netgalley
$1.99 (ebook)
224 pages

What it's about:
The night that changed everything!

Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type—flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he's in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it….

If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their "epic latex fail." So he shouldn't be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She's got a bad case of morning sickness, and she's here to find out what he's going to do about it!

My thoughts:
I don't tend to read romance books very often, but when I do, I want them to be the cheesy, too perfect kind. I want the happy ending. Waking Up Pregnant is definitely that kind of romance, it even tells you that in an author's note before the book.

Going into this book, all I wanted to read was something quick, happy, and nothing I needed to think too hard about or get connected too. I just wanted something fun. That is exactly what I got. From the very beginning, you can guess what is going to happen and how everything is going to go, and still be entertained along the way. Even though Darcy drove me a little crazy at times with her lack of communication, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.

My rating: 3/5 stars

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks topic is Bookish Bucket List

These are in no particular order:

1. Own and read all of Agatha Christie's works. So far I own all but 5 of her books. I'm way behind in the reading them.

2. Read all of the books I own. Seeing as how I add about 3 books to every 1 I read, this will take a long time.

3. Meet all my favorite authors. I'm doing a pretty good job of this one.

4. Own a house that has a library in it!!


6. Write a book. First I just need to come up with an idea. Haha.

7. Go on a giant book buying spree. Like spend $1,000 on books in one spot.

8. Go to the locations my favorite books take place. Given that they are real locations.

9. Have a empty "to buy" list. Even if it is just for a day, I would like to see that piece of paper I carry around everywhere be empty of books I want.

10. I can't really think of anything for this one. I used to really want to own a bookstore, and I still think that would be amazing, but my career choice has changed.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: Fire and Flood

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Series: Fire and Floor #1
Published by Scholastic Press
Genre: YA 
$17.99 (US Hardback)
320 pages

What it's about:
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own. 

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

My thoughts:
Hey, you guys, I ADORE THIS BOOK!!!!

I do, I really, truly do.

I have been having bad luck with the YA books I've been reading the last month or two, then this book came along and finally changed that. Tella was such a special character. She's funny, she's girly without being obnoxious about it, she's caring, and lastly, she is strong. Even while she is all of these, she is still relatable and believable. I didn't have a hard time believing that she cared so much for her ill brother that she would join a race that she knew nothing about. And she changed throughout the book at a good pace.

And then there are the Pandoras. I really, really want one. So bad. I don't even care which one. I liked how they added fantasy into the story in an interesting way. It also separates this book from other similar stories, like Hunger Games.

I'm trying to debate on how much to say without giving away too much. I think this will have to do. The writing was my favorite type of voice and I immediately connected with it. The story has a little bit of everything in it and was wonderful. I received a Galley of this book, but I have already bought two copies of it: one for me, and one for my sister.

My rating: 5/5