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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

21 Dec

I would not have picked this book out by myself. I read the little blurb about it when it was a bestseller and I ignored it because I was so done with teen fiction at the time. They are usually so predictable, you know? Then I went to YouTube and some vlogger was listing her favorite books of all time, and she could not stop gushing. I rolled my eyes and decided to give it a try. Am glad I did. This is not your regular teen fiction. It is a work of art that I read overnight, simply because I could not bear to take a break. I finished it around 3 am and had a good cry. Then I woke my boyfriend up to tell him how much I love him. HA. HA. This one snuck up on me and I was impressed. First book to reduce me to tears; in a good way.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Book Description:

TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Happy Reading :)

Jimmy Threepwood And The Veil of Darkness by Rich Pitman

20 Aug

Yep, serious about fighting this fear. Still have not sunk my teeth into this one but it looks fabulous. It’s a children’s book too-like Harry Potter- or so my cute neighbour tells me, which means we can all read it.

Anyways this is the first book in a series and I don’t think it’s out on paperback yet. however, I’ll link you to your digital copy as we wait.

Jimmy Threepwood And The Veil of Darkness by Rich Pitman

book description:

 Many centuries ago the Elders designed the world we live in, but they knew that through time and the advances in medicine and technology the world would slowly start to die and man would ultimately destroy the planet. The Elders created a prophecy that every two millennia four children would receive a mystical mark. The children would grow and one day be powerful enough to release the mighty beast Tyranacus, and purge the world of man, allowing it to heal before the life cycle would start again.
Margaret Threepwood was a gentle and loving wife and was due to give birth when tragedy struck and Margaret fell severely ill. The Gatekeeper of life and death appeared in the hospital ward and provided a one time deal that Margaret will live as long as her son Jimmy Threepwood was brought up unloved, uncared for and handed to the Gatekeeper and his minions on his eleventh birthday, where his destiny will be unveiled to him.
As Jimmy approached his eleventh birthday he noticed strange and unusual things happening. Firstly, a mysterious crow started to follow him around school; this ultimately led to a Bunson burner accident and an unusual 9 shaped scar forming on Jimmy’s arm. This was followed by Jimmy protecting his friend against the school bully, but one touch changed both Jimmy’s and the bullies’ lives forever.

On Amazon:

Jimmy Threepwood And The Veil of Darkness

Happy Reading:)

Angel Of Death by K.W.McCabe

20 Aug

So we are still on our paranormal binge and we are still keeping it short. Found another short read so join me in fighting my fears……

Angel of Death: A Short Story (Thomas Lord of Death) by K.W.McCabe

book description:

A short
story of 10,000 words

Thomas
has reigned as Lord of Death for nearly 2,000 years and his sanity is slowly
leaching away. Will he be forced to use the Choice to find a successor?

Or will
he lose his sanity before finding a way to escape eternity as Lord Death?

On Amazon:
Happy Reading :)

Bewitching The Werewolf by Caroline Hanson

20 Aug

My friends think am a wuss but I usually do not read werewolf and vampire books because I’ll get nightmares. Still, we all have to face our fears if we are to move forward. I figure I am missing a lot of really cool books out there because of my phobia. I was therefore looking for something to help me ease into the genre again..So, after more than a year of not reading werewolf stuff, I found this delightful read that is my first baby step. Short, well-written and totally not scary. Sharing it right away

Did I mention it is currently free on Amazon Kindle? Oh, yeah.

Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson

book description:

When witch for hire, Megan Stephens, is assigned to help the local werewolf pack leader find a mate, she thinks the job will be easy. Get in, get him up and get gone. But when she meets Zack Connor, she realizes her future might have a lot more dog jokes in it than she ever imagined.

This is a short story– approximately 40 pages in length– and includes an excerpt from Love is Darkness, the first book in the Valerie Dearborn series.

**Please be aware that this book contains sex. And not in a fade-to-black-sort-of-way but an-OMG-that’s-in-public-sort-of-way**

To Get It On Amazon:
Bewitching the Werewolf

Happy Reading:)

DOUBLE TROUBLE by DEBORAH COOKE

11 Aug

 

Double Trouble: The Coxwells (Volume 2) by Deborah Cooke

book description:

Two sisters. One disaster. First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer – and hair color – for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone. But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together – and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough. That doesn’t mean I?m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL. And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’ easy charm…not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now – no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man…

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what we thought:

This is what I call an intelligent read. The cover is stunning and that is usually my criteria for downloading books (yes, that shallow); plus it was free on kindle for a little while:) Maralys is a character that I will not be forgetting any time soon. She is smart, funny and vulnerable although she has this tough shell that can be misleading. I really felt her phobia for kids and dependency but she still works through that to be an awesome aunt to her two nephews. Her jobs? totally cool. Loved the twist with James ( am not telling) and I was so engrossed in reading this that it caught me unawares. Big up Deborah; looking for more of your books most def.

what we found out:

  • First of all, Double Trouble is the second book in a series that I cannot wait to get my hands on-The Coxwells. We will be featuring the rest of the series soon so you can check them out yourself.
  • The series has been around for some time (Could have fooled me) I could not establish exactly when the books first came out but we found a review dated 10 years back so around that time. The books were first published under her pseudonym Claire Cross. Then she decided to republish them and offer them digitally too. She hasn’t changed a word so you’ll be reading them the way they originally were. So glad she republished them because I probably would not have come across them.

On Deborah:

  • She writes under the names Claire Cross, Claire Delacroix and of course Deborah Cooke
  • She has written over 40 novels. Wow, right?
  • Apart from writing, she has a passion for knitting and sewing; quite obvious from her blog
  • She lives In Canada
  • She writes in different genres, including Young Adult and Paranormal Romance.
  • She has a fascination for dragons which has translated to two bestselling series; The Dragon Fire Series and The Dragon Diaries Series ( Young Adult). We hope to feature the books soon.

The Free Part:)

For Readers:

Deborah has a contest for the month of August where she gives away a signed copy of Third Time Lucky (One of The Coxwells books). All you have to do is check out her blog and leave a comment. Easy huh?

For Reviewers:

Leave a review of her books anywhere on the internet, Check out her blog and leave a comment letting her know you did and you could be the lucky winner of any of the books from the list she has made.

You can use the link below:

Deborah Cooke’s Blog

To get the book from Amazon:

Double Trouble: The Coxwells (Volume 2)

Happy Reading Everyone:)

READING LIST: Kiss And Makeup by Faye Robertson

10 Aug

My darlings,

Two jobs  and school is not leaving me enough time to do book reviews. Still, I want to update the blog regularly so you can get new books to check out. So, I’ll just be doing the short post thing until I have enough time to make it comprehensive. Bear with me and thank you for being so awesome. Thanks for sharing books and keep doing so.

Anywho….

All things movies intrigue me and that is why I picked out this book in a store when I came across it. I always wondered what make up artists do in movies and this gave me a bit of insight.

Kiss and Make Up by Faye Robertson

book description:

A fling of a lifetime…

With only a month left of filming on location in New Zealand, the last thing stuntman Eli Black is looking for is a relationship. He made a promise to his brother before he died that his next stop would be Hollywood. But Eli’s will is put to the test when he meets the sexy new makeup artist, Tabby.

Tabby Rogers is heading off to London to a prestigious makeup artist school, and after her ex ruined her previous plans to attend, she’s determined that nothing will stand in her way again. But a steamy, no-strings-attached affair with gorgeous Eli is too tempting to pass up.

The sparks burn hotter than imaginable, but as responsibilities pull at them from opposite ends of the globe, it quickly becomes clear that something’s got to give. Must Tabby sacrifice her hard-won career for love? Or will Eli forever be the one who got away?

On Amazon:

Kiss and Make Up

Happy Reading:)

READING LIST: Night Sky by Clare Francis

9 Aug

I’ll be honest here. I prefer light reads that will make me laugh and help me relax. It’s been a couple of months since I read one of those gripping serious book, you know?  Anyways, I put my laziness aside and read this and it felt good when I was done with it. You should try it too.

Night Sky by Clare Francis

book description:

His secret could win the war for the Allies, unless the Nazis get to him first…In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love. Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery. “Night Sky” is Clare Francis’ sweeping chronicle of Europe in peace and war, a tremendous floodtide of narrative that builds to a gripping and unforgettable finale.

On Amazon:

Night Sky

Happy Reading :)

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