Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall With Me
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: March 31, 2015
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself" (Goodreads)

I loved Fall With Me! I am a big fan of this series and I love that each new book brings me another set of characters to fall in love with. 

Fall With Me is the story of Roxy and Reece. They once had a one night stand, but things quickly turned awkward so they haven't spoken in months. However, their paths cross again when the person who put her best friend in a long-term care facility is released from prison. 

Roxy and Reece were both well developed characters. I liked that Roxy had a lot of personality to her. She's in her 20's and isn't entirely sure what to do with her life though. She is doing what she thinks she should be doing with her future, but that might not necessarily be what she wants. I liked that whole aspect to her because it made her relatable. I also loved the way that the relationship developed between the Roxy and Reece. Their relationship was realistic and I liked that when it could have gone down a predictable road, it didn't. I also loved seeing characters from the previous books in this series make appearances.

The plot was paced well and I finished this book in one day because I just couldn't put it down. I needed to know what would happen next for Roxy and Reece. Roxy is at the receiving end of some scary things so this story also got really creepy. It definitely freaked me out a bit. 

Overall I loved Fall With Me! It is so difficult to choose a favorite book in this series, but this is close to being it. I definitely recommend picking up these books!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #201: Alive


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


Alive 
By: Chandler Baker
Release Date: June 9, 2015

"Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive. Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable. Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart? After all, the heart never lies...does it?" (Summary from goodreads.com)

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby

Things We Know By Heart
By: Jessi Kirby
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection. After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake" (Summary from goodreads.com) 

I really enjoyed Things We Know By Heart. It was a beautifully written story.  

Things We Know By Heart is the story of Quinn whose boyfriend died in an accident. After Trent's organs were donated, Quinn is determined to track down the boy who received his heart. 

Quinn really develops well through the course of the story. She is still dealing with the loss of her boyfriend. While the people around her are encouraging her to move on, she doesn't feel ready yet. As she spends more and more time with Colton, it develops into more. I thought Colton was an interesting character too. He is finally given the chance to really start living again. As Quinn and Colton get to know each other better, they are essentially both also teaching each other to keep living. I thought that the side characters were great as well. I especially loved Quinn's sister, Ryan.  

I felt that the plot was paced too fast though. I really would have loved to see it develop more gradually because I felt like some things were just rushed. I think that things just went too quick in the middle and the end of the book. 

Kirby's writing was stunning and I found myself writing down so many quotes. I especially loved the quotes in the beginning of every chapter and how every quote related to the heart. 

Overall I really enjoyed Things We Know By Heart though. I think that it is a really beautiful story about moving forward.         

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #200: Six of Crows


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


Six of Crows
By: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: October 6, 2015

"Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand-book in the world of the Grisha by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.  A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.  Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first." (Summary from goodreads.com)