Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Wrap-Up


It was a great month in the sense that there wasn't any school. Yay!!! Freedom!!!!

However, it was a bad month in the sense that I got into a major reading slump. I always get these right after school starts. I don't have any idea why. But the good news is I got out of it with reading Immortal City.

And I really neglected the blog this month. I was sick for most of this month and I even spent a few nights in the hospital. But I still feel guilty for not posting a lot of reviews.

Books read: 6
  1. Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins| 4 Butterflies
  2. Of Triton by Anna Banks| 4 Butterflies
  3. Losing Francesca by J. A. Huss| 4.5 Butterflies
  4. Immortal City by Scott Speer| 4 Butterflies
  5. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover| 4 Butterflies
  6. The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke| 4.5 Butterflies
Book of the month:
It's another tie this month, it's between Losing Francesca of The Pirate's Wish.



Reviews: 5

Insomnia by J. R. Johansson
Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep
Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Of Triton by Anna Banks
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


So, yah that's how my month with reading was. How was yours?
Happy reading




Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (46)


"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

I had a great week in books! I got some books that I've been wanting for a while and I'm so excited to read them!!


The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke.
I didn't really love the first one, but it had some really great elements in it. So, I just had to get the second one. And I started it already and am loving it!

Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman.
I never really heard about this one, but when I saw this it was to pretty not to get!

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
I've heard a lot of great things about this one and been wanting to read it for a while now. So, I just had to get it when I saw that it come out in paperback.

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse.
Like with Shadow & Bone I've heard some good things about this one. And when I saw it in paperback I had to get.

Dark Triumph by Robin LeFevers
I loved Grave Mercy! And I've been wanting to get this one since it came out. And I can't wait to read it!!

Spell Bound & DemonGlass by Rachel Hawkins.
I got both of these through YA Book Exchange. I have read & love this series. And I wanted to own the series, but never wanted to spend 20$ on a book I already read. But I can't wait to re-read this series!


That's what I got this week, what did you get?
Happy reading








Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday 56 (32) & Feature (31)



Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
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He took a deep breath. "Intense emotional reactions weakening can sometimes interfere with magic. It will sort itself out, I swear to you. But to have you so upset with me, me magic wasn't as powerful..." He voice trailed off. 
I focused my gaze on him, sharpening it. Anger built in my chest. "Upset with you?" I said.





Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Rules:
  • Leave your name on the post
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.Be sure to folat you low them and if someone follows you follow back!

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, Paperback etc?

This is a tie for me.

First off, I prefer physical books to E-books. I have nothing against them, heck I have Nook. But for whatever weird reason I like physical books.

For the longest time I have liked Paperback better. I liked them, because they're cheaper and they're easier to read.

However, lately I've been starting to really love Hardcovers. They are so much prettier on my shelves and they are just nicer. And with the YA Book Exchange I don't have to pay 20$ for each book. However, they are very awkward to read with. 

So, I guess it depends for me. 

That's my answer, what's yours?
Happy reading








Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Grade: Butterflies
Name: Hopeless (Hopeless #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: Paperback, 486

Goodreads summary

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.




There is a lot of hype about any Colleen Hoover book. I read Slammed a while a go and thought it was really good. So, naturally I, like everybody else, was really excited for this book to release. I did take awhile getting my copy, but as soon as I could I started it and it was really good! However, I had some minor and major issues in it.

To start out when I finished this book I really loved the plot. The author infused so many emotions in this plot that you were just crushed for the characters. They didn't deserve to have such crappy lives. In the end I really loved this plot. However, in the beginning I didn't think that. The plot didn't really get good for me until more towards the end with the big reveal (which I didn't see coming in a million years). Before that it was just so cliche. Girl meets boy-she is instantly attracted to him-Tug of war starts inside her on whether or not to get involved with him-Starts falling in love- starts dating him-he hurts her. It was just like that until that twist the author threw in which instantly made it a million times better.

After the big reveal, emotions where just thrown at you from every side. But the main emotion you feel, and the title really sets this up for you, is this feeling of hopelessness. You just feel hopeless, because you want to help these characters that you learned to love, but you just can't.

And that's another thing, you really learn to love these characters. In the beginning I didn't really like these characters. Well, character. I don't know what it was about her, maybe it was the fact that she believed rumors, even though she herself was getting bullied because of rumors. Or maybe it's the fact that I felt really distant with the characters. I don't know, but in the beginning I didn't really like Sky at all. She was well written, but I just didn't like her at all. As the book progressed I learned to love her, but in the beginning she was really annoying.

I think why I liked her more as the book progressed was, because as the book went on I felt more and more connected with the characters. You guys know for a book to be great I need to feel connected with the characters. And in the beginning I didn't at all. In the end I felt close with them, but still not as much as I wanted.

One of the big consequences of not being connected to characters in a emotional contemporary (and this also happened in Pushing the Limits) is that when I put the book down and picked it back up I was confused. I was confused on why Sky was feeling whatever she was feeling. I literally had to re-read some pages to get back into the story and remember the emotions the characters where feeling. Which a person shouldn't have to do in a book. However, this went away as the book progressed, because of (you guessed it) how I felt more connected with the characters. And with that in the end I was feeling the emotions and just about dying, because of them.

Do not think with all this negative things I'm saying that this isn't a good book. It is. There are a lot of great things in it.  The twist at the end will kill you and the emotions that make you die a little inside. And the relationship between Sky and Holder was one of the best thing in this book. It was sweet and had this edge of hopelessness in it that makes you rought for them. And the writing in this book was fascinating and beautiful. Even with the bad things in this you can't help but love the writing!! It was great!!

There was some bad things, there was some great things in this book. And the great just sightly outweighed the bad. So, overall I really liked this book! It was a great romance story with so many emotions in it. I can't wait to read it through Holder's eyes And if you can make it until the twist than you will love it!

This book got...

 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.




That's my review, comment below if you read this book and what you thought of it.
Happy reading










Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Discussion Time; Endings, what do you like?


Today I wanted to ask you guys a question. What endings do you like best? Do you like the happily ever afters that are so sweet they fill you with joy and you feel like your flouting? Or the Soul Crashing endings that have such a raw edge to them they just break your heart in it? Or the bittersweet ones that ultimately have a happy ending, but not with out trials and sadness that you can't forget?

For me, it depends on the book.

I don't often like Happy endings, there just aren't realistic enough for me, but the times I do like them are when a book is either. A( when the main character has been through so much crap in his/her life that you just want them to catch a break. That you just want them to be happy in the end. However, in situations like these the book ends usually ends with a bittersweet ending.
Or B( when it's a light, happy, fun beach read and the couple is just to cute not to end up together.
In either of the situations I am fine and happy with a happy ending.

I don't often like reading the hard emotional endings, because while they are always the most memorable I just can't read them often. These are so emotional and draining that I just can't read them all that often. That doesn't mean I don't like them, I do. I like them, because they remind as that life doesn't always have a happy ending. And sometimes books just have to have those endings, or else they feel fake and forced. I just don't like reading them all that much.

That leaves Bittersweet. These endings are usually my favorite, because no matter how bad the bitter is, the sweet will always give you a ray of hope. It makes you think that just because it's bad now, doesn't mean it won't get better. It shows you that with every great happiness comes great sorrow and you need to live with that. And with that you need to live for the good moments and never dwell on the bad.

However,  I think no matter what kind of ending it is, whether it sad, happy or in between I need closure with it. I am fine if a book couple doesn't get together (it may take time, but I'll be fine with it) as long as the author shows as that the MC will be happy. And will lead a somewhat good life. I don't like it when a book ends with a couple breaking up and the author doesn't give as reassurance that the MC will be all right. That was one of the reasons I didn't like Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. Because the ending was just to open.
And it doesn't just apply with couples, whether the book is about a repel fighting for his/her cause. Or a person trying to make a name for herself. If the ending doesn't have enough closure I will hate it.

So, tell me in the comments what kind of ending do you like? Do you like a certain ending in a certain type of book? Or do not care about what kind of ending it is as long as it stays true to the book? What do you think?
Happy reading










Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top ten Tuesday (23)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

*Sees topic, goes to new tab and goes to Goodreads. Sees I've read 52 books this year and has no idea how to narrow it down.*

This was a hard question!! Like I said I've read 52 books so far this year and it's hard to decide! So, to help narrow it down a little I will not include re-reads. Which helped, a little. Click the link by the names to go to my review on it.




Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Review)
I loved this book. I love how it was a love story with the relationship developing throughout the whole book. It was so great!!

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Review
This was such a great fantasy!! It was amazing! That's all I can say. 

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy (Review
This is the classic that made me love classics. It was amazing and outstanding! 

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review)
This shouldn't be a surprise, I love JLA's book and this one was amazing! 

Losing Francesca by J. A. Huss.
I got this as a review copy and loved, loved, loved it!! It was outstanding and fantastic. My review will be up July 17th


Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles (Review)
This is one of the rare contemporaries that I fell in love with. It was so sweet and sad and heartbreaking. It was amazing! 

Insomnia by J. R. Johansson (Review)
This was such a dark and haunting book! I just loved it! I never really read anything like it before and now I want to read ore dark books.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Review)
This one didn't blow me away liked I thought it would, but it was still really fun to read and it was a great book!

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review)
This wasn't my fav book in this series, but it was still a fantstic book!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Review)
I also had mixed feelings about this one, but it still had this tone to it that made me love it. It was great!


That's my list, what's yours?
Happy reading








Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks


GradeButterflies
Name: Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2)
Author: Anna Banks
Source: ARC through trade
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Goodreads summary

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?






If you don't know, when I read Of Poseidon I wasn't really impressed.  And even with that cliffhanger ending I wasn't super excited to read the next book. However, when I saw this ARC up for trade I just had to get it, mainly for the cover. And I went into it not expecting much, but it was so much more than the first book! It was great! The plot was great, the characters and romance so much better. It was such a great book!

Before I go farther, I really wish I re-read the first book before reading this one. Not because the book didn't recap the first one, it did and it did that perfectly. Or that I don't remember what happens in the first, I do. But because I kind of forgot what I thought on some things. I forgot if I loved the romance or if I thought it wasn't good, and if I liked the characters or not. When I started reading this one I thought I didn't really like the first one, but half way through the book I went back and re-read my review on the first one. And that got my really confused. Apparently I liked the first book? I know it sounds weird I didn't remember my thoughts on the first one, but I did and it really messed up my reading this one.

Anyway, this book starts out almost right when the first ones lets out. It throws you right back in the plot and never lets you go. I loved it! It was so fast paced the pages just fly's through your hands. I could barley put this book down, because I needed to know what happens. It was so good! And it wasn't as predictable as the first book, which was a plus.

I also really loved the characters in this book. I said the same thing for my review of the first one and I also said my main problem with Emma, the MC, was how she didn't stand out. However, in this book I think she did. I liked her so much in this book. I liked how real she felt and how when she acted childish she realized it and scolded herself for it. She wanted to be more mature and I felt that is such a real thing to do. Sometimes you just think childish things and you hate yourself for it. That just made her so much more real to me.

I can't really comment on the romance in this book, because considering I don't remember what I thought of it in the first book. But I will say I thought it felt a little distant, for whatever reason. However, I also thought it felt really realistic. I liked how in the beginning she doubted him. In so many books the love interests never doubt each other, which is fine, but sometimes you can't help but doubt. And that's what happened in this book, Emma doubted. She didn't act on the doubt, but she still did it. Which not only made her feel more realistic but also made their relationship more realistic.

All in all, I thought this was a very enjoyable book. It kept me interested throughout the whole thing, I never wanted it to stop. I thought it was great!! Although I'm a little nervous about the next book, because this one ended to perfectly. And I'm afraid whatever the author does in the next one will just be stretching the plot. Anyway, I would recommend this series to anybody who wants a summery read, a beach read, or to people who just love mermaids.

This book got..

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.


That's my review, come back tomorrow for a Top Ten Tuesday
Happy reading









Saturday, June 22, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (45)


"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

I had a good week in books. I got some from the library, some where gifts and other I either bought from the library sale or checked out of the library.



The Healer's Keep by Victoria Hanley.
I got this from my local library sale. I think this may be a second in a series, but I don't really know. This book looks really interesting.

The Siderwick Chronicles; The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black.
I had this whole series when I was younger, but for some reason my Mom gave it away. So, now I'm want to buy the whole series again.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
I just got this because, A( it was 50 cents and B(I like the Barnes & Noble classic series.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brasheres.
I've heard that this is the perfect summer book, so when I got it as a gift I was really excited.

My Antonia by Willa Cather.
I haven't heard anything really about this classic, but I was still really excited when I got it.

Why Do Cats Like Catnip; 324 Questions to Astound & Amaze by Martin M. Goldwyn
This is such a cute book, I love it! I'm so thankful to my Aunt who gave it to me.

Girls in the Pants; the Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brasheres
The Nurses at the Hospital knew I had the first book so they gave me the this book.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.
I've heard that this is amazing! And I really liked Slammed so I just had to check it out.

Golden by Jessi Kirby
Again, I heard this is amazing!! I just had to get it.


That's what I got this week, what did you get?
Happy reading










Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm Sorry Guys

Hi guys, I'm back. If you haven't noticed, I haven't posted anything really this past week. That's because I've been in the hospital for the past week. I'm fine now, but you know the few days I didn't post last week because I was sick. While I went in to the clinic to just have a check up and make sure that wasn't anything serious and it turned out it kind of was and I had to go to the hospital. So, that was why I wasn't around the internet for a while. Like I said I'm relatively fine now, but I just couldn't really post anything. And posting might be scarce for a while, I'm  hopping I can get back into the swing of things, but it might take awhile considering. 

Thanks for understanding and sorry again about not posting much this week. 

Happy reading :D

Monday, June 17, 2013

Manic Cover Reveal.


Hello, today I come a cover reveal for Manic by J. A. Huss. this is the sequal to Tragic, review HERE. I you don't know I loved Tragic. It was so fantastic!! And I want to thank the author and Xpresso Book Tours for letting me participate.
Anyway, on to the reveal.

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I love it!!! I love how it looks like a photo and how there's something behind the photo. I love the color scheme! I just love it!! Although I do wish it matched the first one a bit more...wait no I wish the first one matched this one a bit more, because this one is amazing!! I also really love the tag line! I can't wait for this to release!!
On to the Trailer reveal.



I love this trailer!! I love the music the pics, everything!

Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Goodreads: LINK

Synopsis:
Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance

Manic by J.A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #2
Publication date: August 1st 2013 August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Synopsis:
TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!


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AUTHOR BIO

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).


She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Author Links:





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That's it for today, come back tomorrow for a Top Ten Tuesday.
Happy reading









Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (44)


"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

stayed true to my buying ban this week and only got one book from the library. 



Bewitching by Alex Flinn.
I always wanted to read one of her books and when I saw it I had to get it. Also and a side note this cover gorgeous!


That's all I got, what did you get this week.
Happy reading




Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Grade: Butterflies
Name: Anna & the French Kiss (Anna & the French Kiss #1)
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: Hardcover, 372 Pages

Goodreads summary

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?










I've been hearing so many things about this book. It's so hyped up, it seems like everybody has read this book. So, I finally decided to buy and read it. And it was great!!!! I loved it, it was so sweet and great to read. It wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be, but it still was a great, sweet book.

I feel like all the things are already said about this one so I will be quick on this part. I loved the plot it was so funny and enjoyable to read. And you just devour this book, the pages just flew through my hands. This plot was great. And like everybody is saying, it isn't just this book full of fluff. The author wrote it perfectly so you get a fun enjoyable plot,  but also with some serious tones to it. But I"m not going to lie, the first 130 pages I thought everybody was lying, because it was just a fun light book. And then the author threw that thing with St. Clair in, and BAM it's ten times better.

The only thing of the plot I didn't like was how in the end it was like "St. Clair we're friends, no we're not, you're a jerk, we're friends again. No you're a jerk." It was on and off of them being friends. I would have been fine if that was only one or two times, but it was too much. And it really confused me. Although, I think if I re-read it I would be fine with it.

So, the only real problem I had with this book was Anna. I liked her in the beginning, I thought she was a little bratty, but it didn't bother me, because teenagers or just like that. But Oh My God was she a drama queen. She never acted like a drama queen, but she sure thought like one. And it really annoyed me.

And she was also a little selfish. However, what I really like about her was how she realized that she was being selfish. She called herself out on it and I really liked that, because she acknowledged her flaws and tried to move past them. However, towards the end she got really selfish, there was this one scene where St. Clair runs after one of their friends who is crying and you know what she thought "OMG he's leaving me to go after her, he's rejecting me." That really, really grated on my nerves, because he was just trying to comfort her.

However, their is a ray of light for me feelings of Anna, because in the end she gets over being selfish and a drama queen. She grew, she became a better person and that was really great to read. And the author did it perfectly. I really liked in the end.

What was the best thing in this book was the relationship. I loved Anna's and St. Clair's dialogue. I loved how they bickered at each other. I loved how you could feel they're chemistry. And they're relationship was so sweet to read. I could re-read that speech at the end (you know which one) a thousand times. It was the sweetest thing to read!!! Their whole relationship is so sweet!

Even though it was sweet to read, that doesn't mean it was all sunshine and roses for them. They both made mistakes on how they handled things. St. Clair made mistakes and then Anna made the mistake of trying to force herself to move on, because she was hurt. And that is what caused all the drama at the end. And I am glad the author put that in there, because if she didn't it would have felt off, like they got each other so easily.

This review is getting long I know, but I want to say one last thing. This author is amazing writer. She wrote everything perfectly, the romance, the characters, the setting, everything. She flawlessly added depth in the characters, and I liked how she made St. Clair speak in British slang. It made him feel so much more real. And I liked how you only see St. Clair's girlfriend twice, but you still feel her presence like a dark cloud over the book. She's just amazing!.

I really, really enjoyed this book. It is what everybody says it is, it's sweet and such an enjoyable read, but at the same time it isn't just fluff. It does have that serious side to it that balanced the book out. Read this book if you haven't already. It's great, I need to get my hands on a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door soon, like now.

This book got...

 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.




That's my review, I hope you pick this book up, because the hype is write.
Happy reading










Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tragic Book Tour.



Today is my stop for the Tragic book tour!!! Today I will be doing another author interview with the wonderful J.A. Huss.

1.How did you come up with the idea for Tragic?

I was hunting for sexy photos on a stock art site to use as a cover for another book and I started wondering if the models were acting or if they were really “feeling” it. Because some of them look like they are having an awfully good time in these photos. So I came up with Tragic at like three in the morning and I put Losing Francesca aside (it was halfway done, but I was stuck on the plot) and wrote this book in a few weeks. Things happen for a reason because I totally changed the Francesca book when I went back to it after Tragic.

Now I need to know what book needs you to hunt for sexy pictures.

2. Since Tragic is such a different genre than the I Am Just Junco series, was your writing process different? Did you have to do something to get your mind set on contemporary before writing? And How did you make the transition of writing the action packed I Am Just Junco series to writing contemporary?

Yes, it was totally different. I could not stop writing thrillers. I was more than halfway done with the book when I decided to delete 25,000 words of Tragic because I had this whole plot going with the ex-boyfriend and – yeah. Running from your ex is not a fun romance. So I started all over again with only 8,000 words and rewrote it so the bad stuff stayed in the past and only the good stuff was in Rook’s present. I just had to keep focusing on the romance and not the outside influences. I think the trick to writing a good romance is to keep the characters physically together as much as possible, yet find ways to keep them apart emotionally at the same time. That creates good tension.

I agree running from your evil ex wouldn't make a fun romance, and good tip for writing romances. It defiantly worked in Tragic :D.

3. You have written a lot of swoon worthy guys, Ronin in Tragic for one. So, which guy was your favorite to write and is your overall favorite?

Ronin is fun, I liked writing him a lot because he’s a joker and he’s got bad boy potential, but at the same time he’s really a good guy. I have a new guy in the second book (called Manic) and his name is Ford. I’m starting to like Ford a little too much, so I’m not sure where that’s going just yet. But my favorite sexy guy of all is Lucan in the Junco series. I wish he had time for a girlfriend because I think he’d have a very interesting sex life!

Now I want need to read about Ford, he sounds amazing, and knowing you he will be hot. 

4. What is your favorite genre of books to read?

I love to read science fiction the most because the authors in that genre are so creative when it comes to technology and world building. I like contemporary romances too and I read a lot of them, and not just for blogging. But my favorite genre right now is paranormal/SF/fantasy. Like the Shatter Me series and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Those two are my favorite series right now.

I love Shatter Me, it's an amazing book!! Although I really need to start reading the Daughter of Smake and Bone series. Everybody loves it. 

5. Since Tragic is a contemporary, what is your favorite contemporary book (Besides this one)? 

I just finished Playing Patience by Tabatha Vargo and I loved it. It really got to me and I enjoyed her twist at the end. I also enjoyed Losing It by Cora Carmack, so I’m looking forward to reading Faking It this summer. She wrote some hilarious scenes in the first book that had me laughing so hard it was unbelievable.

Thanks for having my on your blog, Kimberly!  I’m glad you enjoyed Tragic!

Thanks for coming and thanks for the great interview :D, can't wait for Manic to release. 

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Book & Author details:
Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.


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AUTHOR BIO
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label). 


She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers. 

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