Antisocial by Jillian Blake

29905900

Blurb:

Alexandria Prep is hacked in this exhilarating whodunit set in the age of social media and the cloud—Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks.

Senior spring at Alexandria Prep was supposed to be for sleeping through class and partying with friends. But for Anna Soler, it’s going to be a lonely road. She’s just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend—with no explanation. Anna’s closest friends, the real ones she abandoned while dating him, are ignoring her. The endearing boy she’s always had a complicated friendship with is almost too sympathetic.

But suddenly Anna isn’t the only one whose life has been upended. Someone is determined to knock the kings and queens of the school off their thrones: one by one, their phones get hacked and their personal messages and photos are leaked. At first it’s funny—people love watching the dirty private lives of those they envy become all too public.

Then the hacks escalate. Dark secrets are exposed, and lives are shattered. Chaos erupts at school. As Anna tries to save those she cares about most and to protect her own secrets, she begins to understand the reality of our always-connected lives:

Sometimes we share too much.

1c641-goodreads2bcopy

Release Date:

May 16th 2017 by Delacorte Press

Pre-order:

amazon

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mare's Review

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you Netgalley and Delacorte Press for a copy of this e-arc

3.5 stars

Let me start off by saying I believe everyone who uses social media should read this book.
It will open your eyes on how easily you can be found on the internet.
Doxxing, Personal life, RL vs Social life.
And if you are a parent with kids in the millennial era this is def something you should read.

I liked the story, I did. BUT……

I didnt really feel a connection to any of the characters to be honest.
But then again i think most females are catty doesn’t matter what age you are. So there’s that. Catty girls. UGH.
Sad.
And then I think OMG my daughter is starting high school next year and I wonder how I’m going to survive it.
Cause i will tell you now I will want to cut a b*tch for treating her in any sort of catty way…
But I’m deviating from the story.

Girls, jocks, nerds….. you will find it all here.
Doxxing, public shaming, secrets revealed, public outing, STDs, anything and everything will be found in the pages of this book.

Mare~

10246781_10154096511100545_7803613147865022187_n

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

33643994

Blurb:

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Published February 28th 2017 by Feiwel & Friend

0588c-goodreads-button

Buy links:

AMAZON

kobo

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mare's Review

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

five-stars

Here’s the thing. I have this crazy love hate relationship with YA books. It has to be done really well for me to actually read a book in the same age bracket as my kid, but, I had a really horrible 2016 and couldn’t read the angsty books that I normally tend to gravitate too as I cried enough in RL and I wanted to giggle and get lost in stuff that didn’t surround RL issues.

So enter pirates.

Holy Batman was this book 1 of the easiest and one of the most enjoyable books that I have laid my eyes on.

The Heroine, Captain Alosa, was so refreshing. I loved her thoughts and her banter and her siren ways. I love that she was so badass and also had a heart when she needed it. That she could be so tough and yet so sweet. Isnt that how all women should be?

Enter Riden with his sexy smile and honest to God every time he uttered the word Lass I swooned a little.

The banter between these 2 was so good. They made out with words. I love relationships that are built this way. No insta love or lust which is a very big thing for me, some mystery surrounding Alosa as well as Riden and some UST. Mix all that shit together and you have a really good book with a great plot.

I seriously can’t wait for book 2. As per the author this will be a duology. I for one HATE Cliffhangers. I’d honestly rather a hang nail then be left waiting in the wind probably for a whole year. But. Even I can’t really complain how this one was left off. It was left off as more adventures to come.

Pirate adventures.

Mare

10246781_10154096511100545_7803613147865022187_n

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen

30839185

dbf81-goodreads

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious

She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

amazon

Mare's Review

Its been 3 weeks since I originally reviewed this on Goodreads and for fuck sakes its left me with the worst book hangover that nothing my eyes touch turn to Gold. Im probably going to have to read it all over again. And again. And then maybe again.

I haven’t read a book that gave me such an amazing book boyfriend is so damn long. Vicious was everything. So thanks LJ Shen for ruining me so early in the year with such a good book that right now nothing really compares….

Here’s my original review on GR:

I’m not even sure how to begin reviewing this book.
wanna talk about 50 shades of fucked up? That would be Vicious.

I cant review it, I just know that when I wasnt reading it I was thinking about it.
when I was reading it I couldnt really put it down.

Shen writes these guys who are Class A dicks and makes you want them in your life. Stat.

I loved this one way more than Sparrow
I dont even know if I can love book 2. Because sometimes I feel like some other books (Vicious Vicious Viscous) outshine ones that arent even published yet.

Le sigh.

 Mare~Slitsread

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

MENACE by J.M. Darhower COVER REVEAL

banner

MENACE

(Scarlet Scars Book One)
Dark Romance
J.M. Darhower
Release Date: January 16th
Scarlet Scars is a two-book series.
GRIEVOUS (Scarlet Scars Book Two) will release February 6th.
***Scarlet Scars contains dark elements that some readers may find disturbing***
 menacecover
***Synopsis***
Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.
Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.
Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him—a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.

You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.

About the Author
J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cover Reveals

Walk Through Fire (Chaos #4) by Kristen Ashley~~~Review~~~

24199806 Millie Cross knows what it’s like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn’t be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie’s chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can’t ignore. And this time, she won’t let him ride off . . .

Bad boy Logan “High” Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she’s just a ghost of her former self. High’s intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn’t want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie’s betrayal, he’ll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .

dbf81-goodreads

 

Silvana

~~~2.5 Stars~~~
**** ARC PROVIDED BY PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST OPINION ****

This book started so promising, I really thought it was another winner by KA but around the 30% it seemed to fizzle and stayed that way throughout.

High was another appealing alpha hero by Kristen Ashley, she writes strong heroes like no other,  I liked Millie as well, but their connection seemed lacking; their interactions lacked the passion and fun found in her earlier books.

The conflict was resolved too quickly and then nothing much seemed to happen. I loved the appearances by characters from her earlier books especially Tack, unfortunately not enough to love this book.

For me, Kristen Ashley missed the mark with this novel and has been a bit of a hit and miss lately with her latest releases; still looking forward to her new ventures as she’s one author whose books I will always buy. Not every book can be a winner but most of KA’s books have been winners and on my favorite shelf.

 Click For Other Books In The Series

Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley

Fire Inside (Chaos, #2) by Kristen Ashley

A Christmas to Remember (Lucky Harbor, #8.5; Chaos, #2.5; Last Chance, #6.5; Everson, Texas, #0.5; Tallgrass, #1.5) by Jill Shalvis

Ride Steady (Chaos, #3) by Kristen Ashley

Walk Through Fire (Chaos, #4) by Kristen Ashley

Leave a comment

Filed under Advance Reader's Copy, Kristen Ashley

The Queen of All that Lives (The Fallen World, #3) by Laura Thalassa

28448877 (1)

The Queen of All that Lives (The Fallen World #3)

Synopsis

She’s a martyr.
A myth.
A ghost.
A legend.
She’s my soulmate and my captive, my conscience and my wrath. I love her too much to let her die; I fear her too much to wake her from her slumber.
She’s mine.
And now she’s gone.

He’s unnatural.
Undying.
Unethical.
Unstoppable.
He’s the keeper of lies and lost souls. Mine slipped through his clutches.
I am his wife, his queen, the love of his very long life.
And soon, I will be his executioner.

The Series

The Queen of All that Dies ...

The Queen of All that Dies (The Fallen World, #1)
by Laura Thalassa
The Queen of Traitors (The ...
The Queen of Traitors (The Fallen World, #2)
by Laura Thalassa
The Queen of All that Lives...
The Queen of All that Lives (The Fallen World, #3)
by Laura Thalassa

dbf81-goodreads

Silvana

 

4/4.5 Stars!

AAAH this book is by far my favorite of the three books, only due to the character growth which Montes went through. I rarely keep on reading books which have a hero that doesn’t appeal to me, however the smooth writing by the author, the drama and the heroine kept me engrossed and wanting to read. In this book , Montes managed to make the book, he was the star. In book 1, the king Montes wasn’t my ideal hero, he was weak, vain and selfish. By book 3, Montes was everything a hero should be.

Reading The Queen of All That Lives, nothing went the way I thought it would after the cliffhanger of book 2. By 49% I thought I had everything figured out and was certain of my theories as to the resolution of the conflict, I just kept on reading to see how the author will take us there; however nothing was like I predicted it to be, the author added a few twists that I wasn’t expecting. The second half of the book kept me glued to the pages.

The only reason I didn’t rate this 5 stars is due to the repetitive inner thoughts of our protagonists, I would have liked more dialogue as I really enjoyed the banter between Serenity and Montes. When I first started the series, Montes and Serenity were not a couple I was rooting for, their dysfunctional relationship had me doubting a HEA. The series went on and I fell in love with their dynamics, the mistrust, love, hate and obsession.

13236065_10153660172186608_572708997_n

“Serenity?” I glance over at him. “I was lying. You don’t get a choice. I’ll give you five minutes to change, and then whatever state of dress you’re in, my men will bring you to me.” He’s so lucky I don’t have a gun..

 

This has been quite an entertaining series, the journey to the last book has been nothing but fun. I would love a spin-off book about a certain character, just saying!

ARC kindly provided by author in return for an honest review. Thank you.

Leave a comment

Filed under A Must Read, Advance Reader's Copy

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

cover

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 5th 2016
Genre: YA, Retellings, Fantasy

Synopsis

In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets.

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised.

Lucie alone knows of the deadly connection the young men share, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself?

Celebrated author Sarah Rees Brennan tells a magical tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.


b9993-goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47
Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

~*~*~*~REVIEW~*~*~*~

two-stars

A semi-classic fantasy

I got quite bored. Could be because I didn’t get Dickens? The style was written semi-classic. There were sentences like this:

So our holiday at Martha’s Vineyard was a rare and special treat, sweet as only things that come seldom and do not last can be.

And then, not so classic like this

That was also a rare funny one.
I wished there were more like that but alas. I believe it was that style that made the pacing slower than it needs to be. But, on the other hand, it’s a clever way of adding some classic feel to the story. I wouldn’t mind the style if a lot more things had happened. Overall, I just found it not very exciting.

The concept was interesting though. A world divided by 2 groups of people, Dark Magic and Light Magic, one so very scared of the other but couldn’t live without them. I’m a fan of paranormal so I was looking forward to that part of the story. But, that also fell short. I felt that the magic part didn’t have enough meat in it. There were these cages that they basically used them as “guillotine” but I was never sure how they worked. Also, dark magic sounded way stronger, I couldn’t quite understand why they were the underdog. I’m guessing it’s because of their small number? Wouldn’t that make them precious? It’s obvious that the Lights need them.

Character wise, I only knew Lucie. Ethan and Carwyn just didn’t get enough attention, especially Carwyn. It’d be so much more interesting if there were more of his POV.

ARC provided by NetGalley

Leave a comment

Filed under Advance Reader's Copy, Poecilia's Review