Romance

Review: Alex + Ada Vol. 1 by Jonathan Luna

Alex + Ada Volume 1 Jonathan Luna

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

Set in a very futuristic sci-fi drama, we are introduced to two unlikely and odd (but unforgettable) pair, Alex and Ada. In Alex and Ada’s world, robots live amongst people. Artificial Intelligence is now something that is widely common and accepted. Or is it? A robot is the last thing Alex wanted to enter his life. And Ada is about to change his entire world. (more…)

Review: Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott

Our Demons, Best Friends (Half of Me) by Diana T. Scott

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Review/thoughts:

Meet Ava: she’s got a painful past which she carries with her—silently—everywhere she goes. And then meet Sebastian: he’s also got a past, except he carries his like a lead armour, out in the open for everyone to see without any care for what others might be saying or thinking about him. Ava and Sebastian, both with their own baggage and demons to carry around, crosses path during their medical residency. We all know that deep down we all carry our own personal demons. It’s all in how well they play with each other. (more…)

Review: Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith

 

Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle,

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Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads:

Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope… Maybe someday… Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal…


“I have no idea how or if I even deserve him, but there’s one thing I know for sure. As long as he’s a part of it, I’ll never live a life of mediocrity.”

Aside from knowing that music is involved in this book, I went into this completely blind. I think I have unintentionally made it a point to go into Colleen Hoover’s books blind. Or maybe I just trust her so much as a writer that I don’t even need to read the summary telling me what it’s about. I don’t think I’ve been able to say that about an author, let alone a romance author! I know this is only my third Colleen Hoover read, but I have yet to come across a book of hers that I didn’t enjoy. Also, did I mention I finished this whole book in ONE sitting?! That seems to be a thing with me when it comes to Colleen Hoover’s books.

Trust me when I say that each and every one of CoHo’s books are unique on their own, in their own way. And that’s what I admire the most about CoHo as an author. She’s able to make you explore every single one of your feelings as you turn each page until you’re left telling yourself “I didn’t know it was possible to feel this many emotions all at once, in a short amount of time.”

I especially really loved the humour aspect that Colleen threw in this particular book. After reading her books “Confess” and “Ugly Love,” I’ve noticed that “seriousness” and maturity seems to be her ongoing theme for her books. This one, though, was a little more than lightly sprinkled with some entertaining humour and a little harmless childish ongoing banter between the characters without making it seem like they’re trying too hard. When you read a CoHo book, you know you’re in for another familiar roller coaster ride without the slightest clue where the twists and turns are going to occur.

What I love about all of the CoHo books I’ve read so far, is her ability as an author to make me feel as though I’m LIVING the story being told in the book myself. I don’t feel as though I’m an outsider. Her characters are always so well developed that it allows me to really feel like I’m part of the story. She makes it easy to connect with and become attached to her characters. I can’t stress enough how critical this is to better one’s reading experience.

“I never realized how powerful desire could be. It consumes every part of you, enhancing your senses by a million.”

I also can’t (and probably won’t) go on enough about just how unique this book itself is, so I’m going to make it quick. Did you guys know that there are actual songs out on YouTube to accompany the songs mentioned in this book? I’ve never listened to songs with lyrics while reading a book but this time was an absolute exception. Listening to the songs by Griffin Peterson just made everything seem so much more real. I was able to feel every emotions much deeper. I highly, highly suggest you guys listen to the music as the respective songs come up in the book. You won’t regret it.

“I’m convinced that people come across others in life whose souls are completely compatible with their own. Some refer to them as soul mates. Some refer to it as true love.”

There was no way I was going to give this book any less than 5/5 stars. It deserves all the stars. I am once again impressed with Colleen Hoover and her graceful talent as an author. Cannot wait to read more of her work! “November 9,” coming up next!


Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess - Colleen Hoover

My rating: ★★★★★

Confession: this was my first Colleen Hoover read… It’s also the first romance book I’ve ever been interested enough to finish in just one day.

This is by far THE most impressive romance novel I have ever read. You can quote me on that, seeing as how romance is NOT at all my genre. So if you’re like me and romance is usually a no-no for you, you will STILL enjoy this. It’s more than just a romance novel.

Colleen Hoover impressively touches on a lot of real life enigmas. There are plenty of elements and incidents in this book that exists TODAY. To REAL people, in REAL life, no matter how much of a fiction this novel is.

This book was capable of making me feel ALL of the emotions possible. I found myself hurt, and then angry, and then happy, and then disappointed, and then sympathetic. I was able to feel pity, remorse, disgust, melancholy. You name it, I probably felt it while reading this book. I felt like I didn’t only READ this book, I LIVED it. This book even made me fall in love all over again with my boyfriend… I swear. Ya, that good.

One quotation from this book really stood out to me: 

“If I had known you would show up at my door one day, I’d have done everything differently.” 

I don’t know, maybe it’s the way it’s such a relatable thing. Have you ever felt like you love someone so much that sometimes you think that they deserve so much better than you can give them? That if you were given the chance, you’d do things differently so you could give them everything that they deserve and more? Ever been so in love that you would do anything…anything to make sure that they’re always going to be taken care of and protected? If you’ve felt those things before, those feelings will be awaken again by this book. And if you haven’t felt them before, this book will show you what that’s like.

PS, isn’t it funny that I finished this book on its one year anniversary (March 18, 2016)!? That could be fate, you know? 😉