Friday, December 14, 2018

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride Review

Happy Friday Fun Day!

  So today is an amazing day, because I am graduating with my Bachelor's degree today! So I wanted to review a funny romance story that deals with supernatural beings. The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter is a laugh out loud romance story that you will want to read again and again.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

 "Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn't know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.
Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets..."

When Delaney witness's her boss murder someone, she knows that if she wants to live than she needs to get out of town and disappear fast. Her chance comes when she sees a file about a man who is looking for a bride. She assumes the identity of the woman that was picked out and makes her way to Nocturne Falls. When she gets there she is surrounded by Halloween, and pulls up to a mansion to meet her groom. As she gets to know Hugh, she discovers that not everything is as it seems, and that there is something going on in the town of Nocturne Falls. Can she accept the truth of what Hugh really is or will the truth be too much for her to take?

This story is told from two points of view, Delaney's and Hugh's. You will laugh, and be on the edge of your seat until the very end. This is one book you won't want to put down, and you will fall in love with all the characters. Good thing this is part of a book series, so that you are able to see other characters stories!

Go fall in love with a sexy vampire my friends!


Thursday, December 13, 2018

A list of books to put you in the Christmas spirit

Hello Readers!

 Since Christmas is practically around the corner, where as the year gone, I decided to create a list of books that will put you in the Christmas spirit. Now some of these on my list I haven't read yet, but I love reading some type of Christmas book around this time of the year. I am a hardcore believer that books will take you on a magical adventure that will practically get you in the mood for anything. If some of the books I have listed are one's you read, I would love to read your thoughts on them, so please feel free to comment below! Let's get this Christmas book list started!

  • Winterspell by Claire Legrand (a retelling of The Nutcracker)


  • Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
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  • Ex-mas by Kate Brian

  • Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan

  • Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

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  • Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
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  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Miracle on 34th street by Valentine Davies

  • Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

These are just some of the Christmasy books out there that you can pick up and get lost in. There is nothing better than curling up with a book, under a blanket with a hot drink on a cold winter's night. That's actually what I am doing while writing this post. I hope you find a book that will put the spirit of Christmas into your heart.

Happy Holidays Everyone! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Juliet Club Review


 We have reached the middle of the week, and I wanted to share one of my favorite YA books with you. The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper, takes the reader one a wild journey full of love and laughter. It is set in Verona, Italy and is a summer camp for Shakespeare lovers.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

 "Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and rational. She thinks Shakespeare would have approved.

So when she is accepted to a summer Shakespeare symposium in Verona, Italy, Kate sees it as the ideal way to get over her heartbreak once and for all. She'll lose herself in her studies, explore ancient architecture, and eat plenty of pasta and gelato. (Plus, she'll be getting college credit for it—another goal accomplished!) But can even completely logical Kate resist the romance of living in a beautiful villa in the city where those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet met and died for each other? Especially when the other Shakespeare Scholars—in particular Giacomo, with his tousled brown hair, expressive dark eyes, and charming ways—try hard to break her protective shell?

"In fair Verona, where we lay our scene . . . ""

Kate Sanderson is your average American teen, who knows Shakespeare like the back of her hand due to her father. When her boyfriend dumps her for another girl, her heart is broken and she decides never to fall in love again. When she gets accepted to go to Verona, Italy she decides that she will get lost in the world of Shakespeare and forget all about her troubles. However when she gets there she finds that the students want to play a trick on her and Giacomo. So they decide to turn the tables on the students, and go along with their plan. However along the way Kate discovers things about herself, learns to let go, and wonders if you can truly escape from love.

This is one story that will make the reader dive into the Shakespeare world with Kate. You will laugh, get angry, and root for her to figure out just exactly what she wants. You can also relate to Kate's character, especially if you have ever been dumped in High School for another girl. This is one adventure that Shakespeare would be proud of, and any lover of Shakespeare needs to read. Don't let this amazing story pass you by.

Go on an adventure in Verona and find yourself lost in the story readers!


Image taken from the Goodreads website.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fun Facts about Charlotte Bronte

Hey Readers!

 Today I wanted to showcase some more fun facts about another one of my favorite authors, Charlotte Bronte. She is the author of the amazing Jane Eyre, as well as other amazing works. When I read Jane Eyre, I fell in love with the story telling and of course the brooding Mr. Rochester. I honestly don't know a lot about Charlotte's life, and wanted to find some facts to share with you today, so we can all learn about this amazing author together.

  • She was born on April 21, 1816
  • She had five siblings
  • She was able to see and read better in the dark, than she was in the light
  • She was a teacher for a time, but actually despised it
  • She was only about four and a half feet tall
  • The school in Jane Eyre is based on her and her sisters experiences while in a school just like it
  • If she was alive today she would be 201 years old
  • Her sisters wanted her to make the character of Jane Eyre beautiful, thinking the public wouldn't embrace a plain looking heroine, however she refused to change Jane's appearance
  • She was proposed to four different times, and turned down every single one of them
  • She married Arthur Nicholls, and eight months after her wedding 
  • She wrote stories with her siblings based on her brother Bramwell's toy soldiers
  • She outlived her parents and her siblings
  • She wrote a book of poetry with her sisters Anne and Emily
  • When she published Jane Eyre under the name Currer Bell, it was an instant success
  • She spoke with an Irish accent
  • Her father was slightly paranoid and carried a pistol everywhere
There are a lot more intersting facts about Charlotte Bronte if you would like to know more, all you have to do is Google. The sites were I found the above facts can be found at:

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Splintered Review

Happy Monday Guys!

  I hope everyone had a good weekend, I know mine was busy getting everything down for the end of my semester. I wanted to review a book that I love so, so much! Splintered by A.G. Howard, is a retake on Alice in Wonderland, with a dark twist, and a sexy guy named Morpheus, who ended up on my hot literary guys list last week.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

 "Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own."

Alyssa is just your run of the mill ordinary girl, except she hears flowers and bugs talking to her. She thinks she is going crazy and tries to chalk it up as to hearing things. When her mother starts slipping further away from reality, Alyssa meets Morpheus, who helps Alyssa realize that everything her mother was telling her was probably true. Take into account this mysterious man, and her crush on her best friend Jeb, and you got one love triangle on your hands. As Alyssa journeys through Wonderland, the reader is taken on an action packed adventure with her, and you will see all your favorite scenes from Wonderland, and a few more that take the story into a whole new world.

A.G. Howard has a talent for making sexy male characters, Morpheus will always be my favorite, although Jeb doesn't sound too bad, and taking the reader through a magical journey. She has the ability to pull the reader into the story, where you will experience all the wonder that Alyssa is experiencing, and you will feel like you are walking and dancing in Wonderland right along with her. If you love Alice in Wonderland or just love retellings that don't take away from the classic story, than you don't need to miss out on this once in a lifetime adventure. Also, this is book one of a trilogy, and all I have to say is the adventure just keeps getting better and better!

Have a tea party with Morpheus down in Wonderland fellow readers!


Image taken from the Goodreads website.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Branded Review

We made it to Friday everyone!

 Today I am going to be reviewing a YA book called Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki. This is a dystopian novel set in the future where criminals are punished in a certain way.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

 "Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness.

Brutal and savage violence.

Excruciating pain.

Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.

I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story."

Lexi has been accused of a crime she didn't commit, and now she much be punished for it. When she gets thrown into the hole she is assigned a special guard, and gets a job at the hospital. She sees how people look at her brand, and sees how they are treated. There are a couple of times that Lexi gets in to trouble, and her guard has to watch out for her. Along the way she will realize the truth about the Commander and the truth about the hole. But will she find out the truth in time to save herself or will she be too late?

This is a very powerful story about one girl's journey to find herself and to prove her innocence. The authors draw you into the story, and make you feel exactly what Lexi is feeling. What I really loved about this book is Lexi starts out as a damsel in distress, but she finds her strength, and starts to stand up for herself. It's a book about a harsh future where you have to fight to survive, and there is a little love thrown into the mix along the way. This is one adventure you won't want to miss.

Journey into the future fellow readers!


Image taken from Goodreads website.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

My List of Hot Literary Guys

Hello Fellow Readers!

  Today I decided to make a list of all of the hottest literary guys that I can not get out of my mind. If you are like me, than there is always that one fictional character or many that you find extremely hot. I know it sounds crazy if you have never experienced this, however if you have than you will know exactly what I am talking about. In my opinion, an author wouldn't make a character so dreamy if they didn't hope that you would fall in love with that character just a little. I am not going to rank them, because honestly the guys on the list all have a special place in my heart. I will however name the book that they are in, so if you get curious you can read them, and hopefully fall in love with them as well! Who knows you may have fallen in love with the same characters or some on this list. If you have leave me a comment and let me know! Now let the fun begin!!

  • Mr. Darcy- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Ramos- The Shelby Nichols Series by Colleen Helme
  • Travis- Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • Jack- The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck
  • Henry Nobly- Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • Heathcliff- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Edward Rochester- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Ramses the Damned- The Mummy by Anne Rice
  • Scott "Trex" Trexler- From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
  • Caleb Scott- Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
  • Braden Carmichael- On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  • Tharin Lunar- The Binding by L. Filloon
  • Fiske- Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Gideon- Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Morpheus- Splintered by A.G. Howard
  • Thorn- Roseblood by A.G. Howard

There are a lot more out there, however this is only the first list. If you have a favorite fictional character that didn't make the list leave a comment. I would love to know what other's are thinking as well!

Go fall in love with more fictional characters my friends!

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