Book Review and Recommendation: the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace.

 

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Recently I realized that I have an incredible large amount of books in my Kindle Library (the number is in the thousands) and decided to organize more of them into Collections, so is easier to locate them based on a certain criteria.

One the books I found while doing that is the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace and is the original version published on 2016 (the book was published on 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing).

 

Here’s the synopsis:

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the “women are some kind of magic” series.

 

My review:

This a short book (perfect to read during a break or on your commute), the princess saves herself in this one is a book full of wonderful poetry and it made me experiment different feelings with the turn of every page.

This book is raw, is emotional, I absolutely loved it and I can’t recommend it enough.

My rating:   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Do I recommend this book? Absolutely.

Will I read more books from this author? Definitely.

 

 

 

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Book Review: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?(

 

Book Review:

I read Sweet Evil (Book 1 in the Trilogy) last February and it became one of my favorite books, this week I decided to listen the Audiobook and I loved too.  The narration by Erin Mallon was really good and I liked the different voices she made for the characters (especially Anna and Kaidan).

After finishing the Audiobook I searched for Sweet Peril in my Kindle, I found it and I couldn’t help but start reading it, I needed to know what was going to happen with Anna, Kai and Kop. From page one I was engaged to the story, I loved the writing and how things started to take its place.

In this book we learn more about the story between the Nephilim and the Dukes, and also about Anna’s role.

I like how well developed and interesting are the characters in this and the previous book (Sweet Evil), and I particularly enjoyed reading about the relationship between Anna and the rest of the Neph (especially Kai, Kop and Marna), and the interactions she has with her father Belial.

To me, the story has it all to be an enjoyable reading, is exciting, there’s romance, intrigue, some twists and best of all, I was satisfied with the way this sequel ended (I won’t give any spoilers here).

This was another great book by Wendy Higgins and I really recommend it (as well as Sweet Evil, Book 1), I’ll definitely be reading Sweet Reckoning as soon as is released (I already pre-order the book and the release date is April 2014, sniff sniff).

Ahhh and to deal with months of waiting until Book 3 is released… well I think I’ll be buying and listening the Audiobook of Sweet Peril. 

Book Review: Secrets of the Fall by Kailin Gow

Book Synopsis (from Goodreads):

The Donovan Brothers… two gorgeous brothers in love with the same girl. How far would they fall to have her? One of them will claim her, but the other will find her. Only one can win her forever, unless their family secrets destroy everything.

After finding out who she should be with and who she wants to be with, Summer is devastated by the tragic news of one of the Donovan Brothers.

In this fourth book in the Loving Summer Series and the second book in the Donovan Brothers Trilogy; go into the minds of the Donovan Brothers and find out the shocking secret that could destroy everything they have with Summer.

My Book Review:

This review may contain spoilers from the previous books in the Series.

The previous book wasn’t my favorite but I bought this one because I felt I had to know how the story is going to end.

In my reviews I always express my honest and personal opinion, write this one has been especially difficult for me because I really liked this Series at the beginning, but the last two books (including this one) haven’t been my cup of tea.

First, the good things about this book:

I enjoy the multiple POV (especially when it includes male characters) and in this one we have the POVs of Summer and the two Donovan Brothers (my favorite was the narration from Drew’s POV).

There’s more of Drew in this book, he’s my favorite character and in this book we see the different sides of him.

Now, let’s talk about the not so good things:

The plot in this book wasn’t really my favorite, I found parts of the story hard to believe (I won’t give any spoilers) and I felt the ending was a little rushed.

There’s again a cliffhanger. This is the fourth book and I would like to know how many books are going to be before we can get an ending for the story.

I didn’t find Summer (the main female character) likeable enough, mostly because I think her constant indecision has been a little too much.

Some final thoughts and my rating:

★ ★ 1/2 stars. I liked some things of this book but the truth is that I struggled to finish reading it, it wasn’t as enjoyable as the first two books and it didn’t help to keep my interest in the Series.

Am I going to read the next book in the Series? I’m not sure yet, but probably not.

Paperback and Hardcover Books at Home: Rethinking my TBR List.

I love books and I’m always looking for something new to read, but yesterday while I was talking to my husband made me realize that I have very “abandoned” the paperbacks and hardcover editions in our Bookcase (He asked me how many of them I’ve read during this year), and well, is true, for some reason lately I’d been reading more Ebooks in my Kindle and Books from the Library, and less from the books I have at home.

Taking advice from my husband I decided to start reading more of the books I have at home (fortunately I have many options to choose from), and also make some changes in my TBR List.

In the next pictures you can see some of these books:

Bookcase 1

Bookcase 2

Have you read any of these books? Which ones would you recommend?

Listening Books – Audiobooks Recommendations: Loving Summer, Fallen Too Far and Oh The Places You’ll Go!

This year I’ve been buying several Audiobooks on Audible (most of the time taking advantage of the special price because I had previously purchased the Kindle version of the books) and with this I can use the feature of Whispersync for Voice that is available when you own both formats (Kindle and Audible Audiobook).

In this post I want to share with you some thoughts about the last three Audiobooks I have listened:

 

Loving Summer

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

I read this book last December and I recently bought the Audiobook. This is the first book in the Series and also my favorite, is a story about growing up, about love, family and friendship that’s mainly focused in the relationship between a young girl named Summer, the Donovans (Rachel, Nat and Drew), and the times they spent together at Sookie’s Beach House (she’s Summer’s aunt). Even when Summer is not my favorite character (my favorites are the Donovan brothers), this a good book that I really liked.

And what about the Audiobook? I truly enjoyed it, in my opinion the narrator was a nice choice for this book and she delivers the emotions that the characters are feeling (I specially liked when she does Summer’s character).

So far three books from the Series had been released (and I had read them all): Loving Summer, Falling for Summer and Perfect Summer, but the only one with an Audible Version available is Loving Summer (I’m hoping they release soon the Audiobook of Falling for Summer, the continuation to the story and with the POV of the Donovan Brothers).

With a length of around 4 hours this Audiobook was my perfect companion during a Summer afternoon, it kept me entertained in the Fitness Center (I took with me my Ipod Touch and listened the first chapters in the Audible App) and back at home.

As I had previously purchased the Kindle Version of this Book (for around $2.99 USD), the Audiobook in Audible costed me only $1.99 USD (yeii!).

Fallen too Far

Fallen too Far by Abbi Glines

I read Fallen Too Far for the first time last January and I loved Abbi Glines’s writing, I became a Fan of the Series and when I found out that Audible Version had been released I bought it without hesitation and this week I listened to it.

My reaction to this Audiobook? It kept me really entertained and as soon as I finished it I couldn’t help to re-read Never Too Far and Forever Too Far (Book 2 and 3 from the Series).

Like with Loving Summer, due to the fact that I had previously bought the Kindle Version, I paid only $1.99 USD for the Audiobook in Audible) and its length is 6 hours 34 min.

Oh the places

Oh the Places you’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

My last Audiobook recommendation is this Children’s book by Dr. Seuss (when I bought it was an incredible deal in Audible), this a short story (7 min. length).

I don’t have any kids but as an adult I still enjoyed listening this Audiobook, the narration by John Lithgow is just amazing (his voice is perfect for the story).

Thanks for reading me and enjoy your Sunday you all!

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Book Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

On Dublin Street

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare… Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached. But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

Book Review:

“You’re not broken” ” You’ve got a few cracks in you, but we all have some”.
Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon and a few hours during the night near to my window and reading this book, I was so immersed that I didn’t even noticed when it got dark outside, I just couldn’t put it down the book until I finished.

I love a good romance and this one has some elements I liked a lot: takes place mainly in Europe, has very well developed characters and the story is really engaging.

First let’s talk about the main characters, Jocelyn and Braden, Jocelyn is an independent woman that had her share of hard moments in life and for that reason she has some inner demons, Braden is sexy, an alpha male that always gets what he wants and right now he wants Jocelyn.
The chemistry between Jocelyn and Braden is really strong and in this book they share some really intense moments.

The book is really well written, there is passion, it has some funny scenes that made me laugh (I won’t give any spoilers so you can enjoy it) and there are also some really emotional scenes that made me cry.

The secondary characters in this book are great, my favorites were Ellie (Jocelyn’s flatmate whom was incredible sweet, charming and a great friend) and also Adam (Braden’s best friend) and I would love to read more about them.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it.