The Summer I Became a Nerd - Leah Rae Miller I cannot explain how much I LOVED The Summer I Became a Nerd by... Seriously. Freaking Adorkable and awesome >.< Fully review expressing its epicness to come!
Asunder - Jodi Meadows ahhhhh ! the poor characters >.< i'll protect you poor little newsouls! my gosh I loved this story just as much as #1 and cannot wait for #3
The Elite - Kiera Cass Oh man. This book gave me so many FEELS! I was reading it at work and my coworker had to keep saying " Don't Tell me!!! I CANT KNOW YET!" because of the look of pain I kept having on my face lol. It was amazing.. Though.. I May have jumped off the Maxon Bandwagon.. and the Aspen one as well :/
Full review to come full of girly gushing!
Screwed - Laurie Plissner please keep in mind that I don't usually like contemporaries. 3.5 is a pretty big deal for me for a contemp. I enjoyed this story and will share full review soon !
The Untamed One - Ronda Thompson I love the Wulf Brothers ! :D Very different story than #1, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Tankborn - Karen Sandler Wasn't loving it in the beginning. Was completely hooked by the end! I wish I had been able to get into it sooner, it's really verging on 4 stars...
Opal - Jennifer L. Armentrout ahhhhhhhhhhh o.O
Ever (Ever, #1) - Jessa Russo Full review to come for Tour stop on March 19th !
Scarlet - Marissa Meyer ahhhh.. I did not want it to end! Loved the new additions to the character roster! Pretty much just loved it all.
Whispers at Moonrise - C.C. Hunter I can't get enough of this series, A perfect blend of fun, action, intrigue and romance :D
Dualed - Elsie Chapman that was.... not what I was expecting lol. but in a good way ! full review on 9th for tour stop !
Dance of Shadows - Yelena Black While I did enjoy some parts of this story.. overall I felt like I had to force myself to keep reading, alot. It felt almost never ending. Not a great sign for someone who likes big books. I feel like it was trying to hard to be mysterious.. I like to be kept guessing, but it was just too much in this one. It also kinda Threw in a supernatural element way too late in the story. It really needed to be worked up to more in my opinion. It was dark, and hauntingly beautiful at times, But simply fell flat and left me wanting to just close it and walk away.. - Full review to come
Stolen Nights - Rebecca Maizel Those last few chapters.. OMG.. Cried.. and that ending!? .... evilllllll... want #3!
Broken - A.E. Rought I love re-tellings. I mean. Love them. I love it when Authors take something that is a beloved classic, and twist into something totally different that a new set of readers can love. So When I saw " Modern Spin on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein." I immediately thought " Must read!"

I started reading Broken and immediately felt.. depressed. But thought to myself. " this is a good thing, it means that the readers emotions are effecting me deeply." But the feeling never left. Throughout the entire story I just kept thinking, this is sad, this is depressing.

Then there were the parts that simply annoyed me. Emma keeps mentioning her Gothic Fiction reading hw. But NEVER says the name of the book. It felt.. so... awkward and fake! Any reader could guess. It's terribly obvious. It just felt like the author was.. trying too hard, to hide the title of the book, and it came off simply annoying.

Here is the thing. I kept reading. I kept wanting to know what happened. So I can't say that I hated this book. because I didn't hate it, I simply.. didn't really enjoy it.

I have decided to share my thoughts from goodreads, because these are what I was feeling as I was reading broken, and immediately after finishing it. So they are just gut feelings, not something I pondered over for days trying to find the perfect way to say it in a review:

I'm really still confused about how I feel w/ this book.. It's like dark chocolate for me. I'm really not a fan. but.. it's chocolate. So I eat it. and it tastes.. ok. so I keep eating. But it also tastes kinda.. off.. So I wonder. " why am I still eating this? " .. Because it tastes just ok enough. And then.. I regret it later when I eat Milk chocolate and I'm all " OMG it's so good! "

Make sense?
Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel Infinite days was entirely refreshing. It takes readers back to the days when vampires are EVIL. They may love...and yearn for the human existence, but overall their thirst for blood and mayhem overcomes. Unless they actually do become human again that is...

To be honest, I was a bit wary when I started reading the story. A nearly 600 year old vampire pulling off returning to modern day highschool? It seemed overdone, and I awaited *facepalm* moments to be revealed. However, the way Rebecca Maizel tells this tale makes it feel much more heartfelt and real than I would have expected.

In the world that Maizel created vampires' nerve endings are dead, one of the first things Lenah notices when she wakes up human is that she can actually FEEL the wood beneath her fingertips. It's texture. Unlike when she was a vampire and she could feel it's presence, but nothing more. Having not experienced things as a human for so long, it was fun to watch Lenah really LIVE. To experience things like they were firsts again. Who wouldn't want to relive some of their firsts? Food, love, even something so simple as feeling the sun on her skin.

It was amusing at times. Heartbreaking at others.

Infinite days does not always give the warm and fuzzy feelings. I mean there are plenty of those, but throughout the course of the book I honestly felt it all. I laughed, I got angry, I grinned from ear to ear and swooned.. and I Cried.

The flashbacks throughout the story were perfect. Showing readers how Lenah has truly changed over the ages. From Sweet and innocent human, to newbie vamp.. Then brutal and terrifying.. and then human again. Still carrying memories of her vampire self, but trying to be better. Trying to earn the second chance she has been given.

The characters were vibrant and varied, a wonderful blend:

Tony: Lenah's new best friend. Artsy and a bit on the quite/geeky side.

Justin: The popular guy vying for Lenah's attention. Drawn to her awkward innocence. I found myself torn when it came to Justin. Both enjoying what his character brought out in lenah, and being worried that he was just going to break her heart.

And then you have the " Triplets": Annoying, Preppy and pretty much seems like they have no mind of their own. Doing whatever seems " in". BUT is that all there is to them? Or is there more beneath that follower exterior?

Infinite days is rich, exciting and beautiful as well as dark. Giving a bit of a deeper look into vampires in YA.

This is not just a story for one " fandom". If you like Twilight- Great! Infinite days has romance and teenage angst. If you don't like Twilight and think and think all YA vampire stories nowadays are "fluff" Try infinite days and see if it proves you wrong.

- For those of you thinking " just stop comparing everything In YA to Twilight!" I get it. I'm simply referencing it because... well.. it's well known. It's easy for some readers to relate. I could also say - Anne Rice Vampires as modern day teens!

Basically. Just try it. It freaking rocked.

Rating: 5/5
Shackled - Angela Carling o.O GO READ NOW! Oh how I wish I could write my full review NOW. But I'm on a blog tour so must wait! All I can say is. I finished it in less than 2 hrs. I Gripped my nook the whole time. And I cried. Oh man.. And this is from a reader who tends NOT to like contemporaries!

- As many of you know, Contemporaries are not something I tend to venture into when it comes to reviewing. However when Angela inquired about me reviewing shackled, and shared information about Respect month, I felt like this was something bigger than just me not liking many contemporaries.

I am so glad that I did not pass on reading this one.

Shackled had me duped. Of course, I had read the description, so really.. I should have expected it. But it sucked me in and had me wishing for this couple to work... oh how I take that back.

Shackled is a wonderful example of how things are not always as they appear. Honest and heartbreaking, Shackled shows how easy it is to let someone control you.. and still believe it's ok.

I found myself really relating to Lucy and her quiet innocent nature.... so it was easy for me to fall for Ryan. However, unlike Lucy.. I caught on to the warning signs of things NOT being like a fairy tale.

I got .. enraged. I cried. I shook my head at her stupidity. And imagined myself slapping Ryan and his Dad right in the face. Shackled latched onto my emotions and didn't let go.

At times.. some of the things that happened felt unbelievable. But then I really thought about it.. and realized just how easy it is for some people to accept these things as just.. part of your life. Shackled is REAL. It's happening everywhere.. and that made my heart break even more as I read this book.

- Time for some delving into my personal life and being honest:

I didn't expect for Shackled to effect me as much as it did. But it really made me sit and think. And I realized there were some parts in my own relationship that were .. not OK. ( i'm fine guys- nothing as bad as Lucy ) But it caused me to pause.. and talk. And cry. and start to realize that some things in my life need to change.

So not only am I HIGHLY recommending this book. I would like to thank Angela Carling for giving me the opportunity to read it, share it with the world, and for making me take a good look at my own relationship and see the cracks.

Even if you don't think you will personally relate to the story- sometimes that can be hard to take. Shackled shows you warning signs - hidden between the pages of a amazing story- that may allow you to help someone else.

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