Monday, February 29, 2016

Shon's February Reading Wrap Up & Book Haul


February Reading Wrap Up


This month I read a total of 3 books.


Deanna Madden series by A.R. Torre. The Girl in 6E, Do Not Disturb and If You Dare


Enter a world equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades.


This series was absolutely fantastic, it was fast-paced and I didn't want to put it down.


This series is about Deanna Madden who is a psychopath and a murderer. After her mother kills her sister and brother and father and then turn around and commit suicide. Deanna has a mental breakdown and locks herself in her apartment.


Synopsis

I haven't touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it's not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.

I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.

They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide... my lust for blood, my love of death.

Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets... one is bound to escape.

What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl's life depending on you venturing into society?


There is a lot of sex and sexual activities in this series so if you are not comfortable with that, stay away from this series.


I highly recommend.














February Book Haul



This month I pick up a total of 11 books.










































Sunday, February 28, 2016

Shon Reviews If You Dare


Title / Author: If You Dare by A.R. Torre
Publisher: Redhook
Year Published: November 2015
Genres: Thriller, Erotica, Suspense, Contemporary, Mystery
Source: e-Book
Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited new novel from A. R. Torre, author of the award winning erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E.

The rules are the same. I can't open the door. I can't leave. I can't kill anyone.

The only difference is, I don't set the rules anymore. Guards in grey uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now, from a prison cell. My home for the next twenty to thirty years.

That's the going term for murder.



My Review


OMG!



This is the third and final book in the Deanna Madden series. If you are going to end a series, this is how it should be done.



You need to read this book! Not just this book but the whole series. Reviewing this series is so hard not knowing how much I want to say but I don’t wanted to spoil it for other readers.


This book was told from present and past point of view which was different from the first two books in the series. I was not a big fan of the writing style change.


In If You Dare we find Deanna and Jeremy moving forward. That is till Jeremy, wanting more from their relationship, causing Deanna’s progress to start to slip. In that slip Deanna dose something you never see coming.


I love how this series end. I like how the author did not try to put some fairy-tale ending to the story. I like that story has a real world ending.



There is a lot of sex and sexual activities in this book so if you are not comfortable with that, stay away from this book. Also, thing get very graphic in terms of violence later into the book.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shon Reviews Do Not Disturb



Title / Author: Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre
Publisher: Redhook
Year Published: April 2015
Genres: Thriller, Erotica, Suspense, Contemporary, Mystery
Source: e-Book
Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

1. Don't leave the apartment.

2. Never let anyone in.

3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.

Now I must face the consequences.

Everyone else must face me.


My Review

OMG! This book was better then the first.

Do Not Disturb (book two) picks up several weeks after The Girl in 6E (book one) end. We find Deanna is still working as a cam girl, but she is now dating and attempting to get out more.

She is continually stepping out of her comfort zone until something happen and she goes back into killer mode for the ultimate game of cat and mouse. In a game so twisted that you can't tell who's the hunter and who's the prey. But in a game so deadly Deanna might just lose everything and everyone that's close to her.

There is a lot of sex and sexual activities in this book so if you are not comfortable with that, stay away from this book. Also, thing get very graphic in terms of violence later into the book when things get freaking insane. There is also mention of rape and sexual assault in this book.

I really enjoyed this book and look forwarding to continuing this series.

I highly recommend.

Top Ten Tuesday #19: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book (February 23)







Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone).






Tina










1. Bad Romeo - the contents took me by surprise, it was smut, pure smut -_-;










2. Me Before You - I don't read much contemporary and sad contemporary about failing bodies is just too depressing. But this book was upbeat and emotional so I enjoyed it.






3. The Lost Prince - I didn't like The Iron King but I wanted to give this a try. I found the reading very enjoyable and I look forward to completing the series.



















Wendy


4. The Shannara Chronicles (The Elf Stones of Shannara) By Terry Brooks.


5. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey.


6. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin.










Shon

Unraveling You series by Jessica Sorensen

7. Unraveling You


8. Raveling You


9. Awakening You


10. Inspiring You

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Shon Reviews The Girl in 6E

Title / Author: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
Publisher: Redhook
Year Published: January 2015
Genres: Thriller, Erotica, Suspense, Contemporary, Mystery
Source: e-Book
Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis

Enter a world equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades in this first, award winning erotic thriller from A.R. Torre!



My life is simple, as long as I follow the rules.

1. Don't leave the apartment.

2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

I've obeyed these rules for three years. But rules were made to be broken.




My Review

Let be honest they had me at equal parts Dexter and 50 Shade. I absolutely love this book.



This book was absolutely fantastic, it was fast-paced book. I try to remember the last time I read a book that I didn't want to put it down.


This book is about Deanna Madden who is a psychopath and a murderer.

In beginning of the story you learn that she has killed somebody but you don't know the details about it until later into the story. So to keep herself from killing she lock herself away in apartment and she has been staying there for three years.

So essentially she has killed someone and that was the trigger for her breakdown and so she locked herself away so that she wouldn't do it to anyone else.

When she was younger her mother killed her siblings, father and then killed herself. She has no family and is all only in the world.


So this is where things get interesting. She has no family or friends. How can she afford to pay rent for an apartment for the pass three years and buy food?

She is a camgirl and if you don't know what a camgirl is, basically what she does is live online one-on-one video chat with people where she does things that are of a sexual nature. She is the number 3 camgirl for the site she work on.

She does not lock her door. She's always hoping that people will come into her apartment so she can kill them. She reasoning that if they come in she cannot be responsible for what happened.



There is a lot of sex and sexual activities in this book so if you are not comfortable with that, stay away from this book. Also, thing get very graphic in terms of violence later into the book when things get freaking insane.



I highly recommend.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #18: Top Ten Books We'd Give Theme Songs To or 10 Songs I Wish That Were Books (February 16)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books We'd Give Theme Songs To or 10 Songs I Wish That Were Books.


Tina's Picks

1. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift - I can imagine a historical fiction of fighting clans in Northern Scotland.
2. Smoke by Pvris - a fantasy story of illusions and mysticism.
3. Everlong by Foo Fighters - time travel story but ultimately comes to a happy end.
4. The Ghost of You by My Chemical Romance - I'd love to see this music video made into a book. A love story set in the 20's and torn apart by war.
5. Where Are Ü Now - Justin Bieber - ah just because I like the song, heh.

Here are some other songs that I find can be inspiring for a book:
6. Distance by Muse
7. Roses by Chainsmokers
8. By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Midnight City by M83
10. Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #17: Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine's Day Reads (February 9)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine's Day Reads (or anti-Valentine's day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc.


Tina
1. Angels angels angels! Akiva from Daughter of Smoke & Bone
2. Werewolves hello~! Sam from Shiver
3. Raffe from Angelfall is not the greatest angel in the world, he will watch a demon tear a human to shreds and not blink an eye, but he will exchange his angel wings for demon wings any day for you.


Shon
Great Valentine's Day Read: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.   
Peeta would lose it if he knew I was thinking any of this, so I only say, "So what should we do with our last few days?""I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you," Peeta replies.



Anti-Valentine's Day Read: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


 

Top OTP
Rose & Dimitri  - Vampire Academy series
Tris & Four - Divergent series
Hazel & Augustus  - The Fault in Our Stars
Katniss & Peeta - The Hunger Games series
 


 
Top Fictional Crushes
Four from Divergent 
Dimitri from VA
Adrian from VA and Bloodlines
Jace Wayland form The Mortal Instruments





Sunday, February 7, 2016

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes







Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published December 31st 2012 by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Adult Fiction, Drama
Page: 369
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


Synopsis

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.


What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all timeWill Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.




Review

Earlier this weekend, the trailer for the movie was released. I knew I had to read the book before seeing the trailer and pretty soon, it was all anyone was talking about and posting about.


I quickly jumped onto the bandwagon and gave it a go. My first Jojo Moyes book. And it was quite a fast read. The story was laid out completely open from the start and it takes you from one adventure to the next. It brought up countless moral issues that it's hard to justify what is right or wrong. Overall, the story was very bittersweet.

Now, book read, trailer watched. Wow... the scenes were exactly how I imagined in my head except for the hideous wardrobe, ouch. I believe Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke are made for this role! I'm excited and can't wait for the release in June

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TOTALLY SHOULD'VE BOOK TAG

Today Shon will be doing the Totally Should've Book Tag. This tag was originally created by emmmabooks.



1. Totally should've gotten a sequel

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst. I would love to know what happen to vampires and unicorns.


2. Totally should've had a spin off series

I know everybody has said this like a thousand times but a Happy Potter spin off series would be so perfect. I don't care if it is a spin off or prequel. 



3. An author who totally should write more books

What ever happen to Suzanne Collins?


4. A character who totally should've ended up with someone else

I got nothing for this one.


5. Totally should've ended differently

I got nothing for this one.


6. Totally should've had a movie franchise

A tie between The Mortal Instruments and Vampire Academy series. Wait, before you say both of those books have movie. They both had movies but not franchise. Both TMI and VA with the right director, writers and budget could had a franchise bigger the both Harry Potter and Twilight.





7. Totally should've had a TV show

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I know there was a movie for this book but, the movie did not do the book justice. VA would so make a good TV show. Maybe someday my wish will come true.


8. Totally should've had only one point of view

I got nothing for this one.


9. Totally should have a cover change

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is because of the cover that I do buy Hunger Games until just last year. I really do not like the cover.

10. Totally should've kept the original covers

The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. The original covers are so beautiful, I absolute love the covers. The new covers look a lot like the cover for Throne of Glass series. You be the judge. (The original cover on top)


11. Totally should've stopped at book one

Divergent by Veronica Roth. It no secret, on how much I dislike Insurgent and Allegiant. Check out my book review of Divergent to see how much I dislike Insurgent and Allegiant.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Historical / Futuristic Settings You Love (February 2)





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You'd Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I'd Love To Read in Books

Tina
1. Mistborn - I really like the world building in this story. You can't tell if it's about life from the past or future.
2. Outlander - I didn't think I'd enjoy Scotland as much as I did. My last Scots read was in middle school so it was a breath of fresh air.
3. Twilight - I'd love to visit northern California some day. The view must be breath taking.
4. I pretty much enjoy any dystopian book if the story is unique and catches my attention.

Shon

These are my favorite futuristic books
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire is my favorite book out of the The Hunger Games series.

3.Divergent by Veronica Roth. Another book I some how managed to get onto every TTT list.

4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  I need to finished this series A.S.A.P.

5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. One of my top read of 2015.

6. Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth. I like seeing things from Four POV.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Shon's February TBR & Most Anticipated Releases!!

Hello Bookworms.  It's that time again. 

These are the books I'm planning to read this month.


1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. With the release of Glass Sward this month I wanted to re-read Red Queen. Red Queen is about two type of people red bloods and silver blood. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. 






2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. The second book in the Red Queen series. (February 9th)













3. Storm Siren by Mary Weber.  I have not ideal what this book is about. Another cover buy. Sammy @sammyreadsbooks is hosting a read along on Instagram for book one and two. So, I deiced to join the read along.








4. Siren's Fury by Mary Weber. Siren's Fury is the second book in the The Storm Siren Trilogy,













Most Anticipated Releases!



               Assassin's Heart                                        Revenge and the Wild                                  Morning Star






           These Vicious Masks                                  The Shadow Queen                                          Reign of Shadows




                                                 The Forbidden Wish                                       Firstlife