September 29, 2014

The “To Be Read” Tag!



This tag was created by Rachel (http://aperfectioncalledbooks.blogspot.com/) and Dana (http://danasquare.blogspot.com/) , and I was tagged by Maisha (http://t.co/ZdtRoxIzHO).

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

-I use Goodreads! I would be lost without it to be honest.

Here is my link J https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3520989-ivey-byrd

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

-It is mostly print, but I will get the ebook if I do not feel like waiting to read it.

How do you determine which book to read from your TBR pile next?

-Honestly, I don’t really go by my Goodreads TBR pile. I impulse buy books and I read them right then. I have to be in the mood to read a certain book.

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest…

-Sea by Heidi R. Kling since March 30, 2010

A book you recently added to your TBR list…

-Campus Crush by Ashelyn Drake

A book in your TBR pile strictly because it has a beautiful book cover…

-Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

A book on your TBR list that you never plan to read…

-Hell’s Game by Teresa Lo

An unpublished book on your TBR list that you are excited for…

-THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

A book on your TBR list that basically everyone’s read but you…

-Panic by Lauren Oliver

A book on your TBR list that everyone recommends to you…

-City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

A book that you are dying to read…

-THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR list?

-342 books!

 
I hope you enjoyed this tag! Happy reading, my lovelies.

September 22, 2014

Sweet Girl (Titan #1.5) by Cristin Harber Review!


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A SWEET GIRL

Nicola Hart grew up under the heels of her older brother and his best friend, Cash Garrison. Years of ignoring the spark between her and Cash didn't keep their attraction from turning into a slow burn. Just shy of her twentieth birthday, Nicola needs to know: he wants her or he doesn't.

HE CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM

She's his best friend's little sister. The definition of hands off. Cash has tried to ignore her for years. Instead, he's looked at every pretty little thing who's crossed his path, all to ignore the girl he seems destined to want. But when half the school is interested in Nicola, it's time to stake a claim and hold the hand of the one he really loves.
Sweet Girl is the novel length prequel to best-selling Garrison's Creed. Before Cash and Nicola can fall in love forever, they have to suffer through their first love.


This story captured my emotions and heart and never let go.  Sweet Girl is a book that every girl loves. A girl plus her older brother's best friend equals a romance to die for. I don't know about you, but those stories have me wrapped around their finger before they even start. And this one is no different. The story starts off normal and fun, and then you start to notice something shady. Then it begins to feel like it's not your normal contemporary romance....and boy was I shocked. I had no idea what was coming. That ending threw me through a loop and left me questioning my own sanity. This story went from zero to sixty in no time flat. Not only is this story shocking and filled with fun, but it is also filled with a lot of emotion and romance. I feel in love with Cash Garrison and my heart broke for him and Nicola in the end. I cried. Yup, it was 2 AM and I was bawling. Cash is someone I want in my life. He is so sweet, caring, and protective; when he calls Nicola "sweet girl" I swear my heart melted. I didn't realize that this was a prequel at the time but I had a feeling the story wouldn't end here. I won't spoil the ending but I never saw it coming. And that's what hurts the most. The suddenness of the ending and the emotions it incited... I couldn't handle it. I was cursing the author and my heart for making me feel so much pain (don’t worry I didn’t really curse). I was also cursing my bank account for not having enough in it to get the next book right away .I loved everything about this book. My emotions were tied to it, and my interest was captured right from the start. This book is one to tie you up in knots and keep you guessing as to when the other shoe will drop. This book may have made me cry, but in the words of John Green: “It’s gonna hurt because it matters”. I have a new favorite book to add to my collection. I give Sweet Girl five out of five stars!

 

September 16, 2014

Fireborn (Souls of Fire #1) by Keri Arthur Review!


     

   From New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur comes a brand new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson—a phoenix capable of taking on human form, and cursed with the ability to foresee death…Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent that from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for. Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually humans infected by a plague-like virus, the Crimson Death—a by-product of a failed government experiment that attempted to identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now, all those infected must be eliminated. But when Emberly’s boss is murdered and his irreplaceable research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes down in flames…

    I have read a few of Keri Arthur's books and absolutely loved them. Fireborn is no different! I loved the action, mystery, and the romance. Throughout the whole book you are questioning everything and coming up with theories of your own which makes the book come alive. This is why I love urban fantasy. There is so much passion and emotion that can be expressed through these books and it still amazes me how enchanting they are. I was captivated by the story and my emotions quickly became entangled in it also. I got so protective of Emberly. She is a fierce heroine that had me cheering for her throughout the whole book.  I love the fact that she is a Phoenix. I've only read one other book about a Phoenix and I'm starting to fall in love with them. Emberly by herself is a fierce character, but add in the Phoenix aspect and you have one badass character. I also loved the mystery behind what is going on with Sam, the other main character. It adds a little spice to the story. Let's not forget the other men in this book. Whew, what I would give to have one of them for myself. This is an adult book; however, it doesn't involve a lot of sex. Sure there are some scenes in the book, but the story is mostly about finding out more about the mysterious murders. I was left wanting the sequel ASAP. I cannot wait to see what else Keri has in store for Emberly and Sam! I highly recommend this book to urban fantasy lovers because this book it’s fabulous. I would also recommend it to anyone who is looking to dive into the adult fiction world. Fireborn is a great example of how awesome adult fiction can be. I give it five out of five stars!