Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It Ain't Me Babe

Warning Read only when you have read the book!
This book is definitely one of those books that i will remember. It was such a whirlwind from the beginning to end. It was definitely out of my comfort zone. I don't normally gravitate toward motorcycle themed books. But it was such an adrenaline rush. First off we have two very different characters yet similar. They both struggle from issues within themselves. River/Styx suffers from a stuttering problem. Salome/Mae is traumatized from the things she seen and had to face in the Order. Both broken souls fighting to make some semblance of normalcy in their life. River meets Salome at a very young age in his life. He was supposed to stay in the car while his father disposed of bodies......o.0....i know. Anyways he obviously doesn't listen and then wanders around the forest until he comes across this fence. As he looks closer he then meets Salome and there folks we have the first meeting. We later find that Salome escapes from her wedding to the Prophet and gets injured whilst escaping. After she makes it of there she manages to flag down a car and they drop her at the nearest building which so happens to be Styx's clubhouse coincidence i think not. Anyways and the story only escalates from there. The thing i loved most about this book was the way the author was able to really combine two completely different worlds and manage to weave both so effortlessly. On one hand you have the so called pure/holy rollers and on the other hand we have the sinners. And we learn from this book not to judge. They use the word of God so they can justify their pedophilia fetishes in the light of the greater good. While the Hangmen are sinners they have each others backs. When River and Mae came together finally might i add it was such a beautiful thing to see because they both balance each other out. Mae calms River and he offers the protection and safety she needs. These characters stories were so beautiful to read. If you enjoy a truly emotional and adrenaline pumping story then this is the book for you. Thank you Tillie Cole for creating such a wonderful story. 
Favorite Quotes   “You have light within you, Styx, and I feel it shining through like the rays of the midday sun. It is beautiful. You are a good man.” Mae

"Fuck me. Those eyes. Even through all the blood, mud, and shit on her face, those eyes fuckin' shone - ice-blue, like a goddamn wolfs. Only seen one pair of eyes like that before..." - Styx 



Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller

Wow...I..started...this..book...this...morning and now its 12:47 AM. Seriously time flies when its a really good book. Honestly this was such a beautiful book. Having read Running on Empty and Recovery as well I knew L.B. Simmons would not disappoint me. This book is just a huge and emotional journey so grab your Kleenex and your snuggly blankets and get ready for the ride of your life. So the story talks about Aubrey who we later find on has dealt with a lot of loss in her life. So she protects her self by dressing up as a goth. She hopes that her mask would keep people from approaching her. And we also learn that its her freshman year in college oh the good ol' days haha not. When i started the book i was very skeptical as to how those contacts would look like and wouldn't they be uncomfortable. Anyways on to the serious stuff. Oh the inner monologue that Raven/Aubrey would have with herself is hilarious especially when she first met Quinn or aka princess Fifi. I almost died just reading that. And little did we know princess Fifi would actually be such an amazing character to read about. Oh and *cue big sigh* Kaeleb man where do i even begin with this man he's like cotton candy. Ugh he's everything a book boyfriend should be. He's so patient and how can i forgot HILARIOUS that on its own wins a lot of brownie points with me. Throughout this whole story everything flowed so effortlessly. First of all this woman pulls all this emotions out of like a magician. Within the first couple of pages you could feel the hostility of Raven/Aubrey. Then the witty banter between her,Quinn,Kaeleb. My favorite scene in the book was with the swear jar (i swear me and my sister need that sometimes we curse like sailors.) There were parts in the book that i literally felt the pain and anguish of Raven/Aubrey. Those parts i had to take a step back and breathe. I could only imagine how hard it was for L.B. Simmons. The amazing thing about this author was the ability to weave all the characters so effortlessly that and their development was off the charts for me. I think the most important thing you can take out of this book and incorporate it in life is two things; one don't ever live to the standards of anyone else but yourself. Two live life to the fullest. Seriously go out and fall in love get hurt a 100 times and get up 100 times more. This book seriously really is thought provoking and so well written. And yes you will fall in love with Kaeleb there is no doubt about it. On that note thank you L.B. Simmons for writing a book that made me laugh cry swoon all in the same sentence. Pick this book up you literally won't regret it.  



Favorite Quotes 
“I hope that one day you’ll find that source of light and let it heal you, too. Because if you do, it will illuminate your path and eventually lead you home. To me.”-Kaeleb

“It seems what people try to represent on the outside very rarely mirrors their inside. Beautiful people tend to be ugly, ugly people tend to be beautiful, storms tend to brew below a person’s cool, calm exterior, and tremendously happy people tend to be overcompensating for their own grief. Nothing is ever really what it seems.”-Raven/Aubrey 

“You guys are gonna get married! I just know it!”-Quinn 

“You know, if the sun and the moon were to actually collide, it would set off a cataclysmic reaction of epic proportions. Are you ready to have your world completely obliterated?”-Kaeleb 

Favorite Song to listen to whilst reading this book-  
Human-Christina Perri 
Lonely Child-Christina Perri 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Finding Faith

Now where to begin with Finding Faith. I started this book about a month ago and dropped it because the mood wasn't right for me to read it. In anticipation of the release of Convincing Constance. But let me tell you i felt like a huge fool when i recently picked it back up and finished it. Ever get these moments where you wanna kick yourself for not trying or doing something earlier...yea..well that's what i felt with this book. Now onto the juicy details. This book is a part of a series called The Blow Hole Boys. The first two books in the series are called Perfecting Patience and Playing Patience. It focuses on the guitarist Zeke and his leading lady Patience. Now I truly enjoyed the first two books in the series and when i heard about Finn getting his own story i was like......hell yeah sign me up. I was very curious as to why Finn acted the way he did. Let me tell you this story did not disappoint. Faith the leading lady of the story is your good preacher girl. Now the feels i had for this couple was crazy. First of all Faith is such a strong girl. (warning will contain spoilers enter at your own risk) I mean staying strong after her father beat her. She was so brave she didn't let him break her. Finn gets caught doing graffiti which we find out wasn't really his fault. He just got caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. He has to do community service in a church i wonder what church could he possibly be volunteering at. Oh thats right Faith's church. So when they first meet Finn thinks Faith is an angel which is cute. As the days go on they grow closer and she finds out that he's not that bad of a person. Finn he's the definition of a bad boy. Man he melted me with his words and his tenderness. Of course it wouldn't be a good book without a villain. Well it's Faith's father surprise surprise. Now this man i wanted to reach into the book and slap him with one of his belts. Her father thinks he's the spawn of the devil. After the horrifying accident with two of his band mates and Faith's friend, daddy dearest thought it was best to move Faith to California. Of course Faith was like "hell no dad i'm not going to the Valley nope not without my hunky man." and he was like "oh really well guess what you are or else i'm throwing him in jail". And of course as readers we were all like oh hell no you didn't just say that everything from then on was expected. Of course with the letters we all thought that for sure her father wrote i wasn't expecting her mother at all. Now the biggest shock of the century was when Faith got pregnant with Jimmy. Like i told you guys this girl is no joke. She really gave me the courage to do the scary things in life cause they end up being the most significant decision in your life. This book was really awesome and i absolutely loved it 
Finn                                                Faith
Favorite Quotes  If it looks like a sinner and talks like a sinner, then it must be a sinner. And one thing I knew about the stranger in front of me was that he was made for sin. - Faith

Love In English

Oh gosh where do i even begin with this book it was such a whirlwind romance and i loved every bit of it. Gosh where do i start with Vera she was such a lovable character. you could literally feel her pain and struggle. Ugh and Mateo is he even real....wait of course not... but just imagine if he was every woman on this planet would be content...sigh a girl could dream. Anyways back to the juicy stuff like how i couldn't believe that her family treated her like that especially her sister. I totally understand her need to run from everything just that amount of hostility and someone always waiting for you to mess up it takes a toll on a person. And the irony isn't lost on me with her father i feel like he should have contributed more to the relationship with his children. Maybe Vera wouldn't have ended up that way. Another thing i would like to touch up on is while this is a very touchy topic i believe it was executed in the best way possible. Sometimes i don't understand why people make choices that make their life miserable. Life's short and i say live it to the fullest as cliché as that sounds its true why make life harder on yourself. The many things i loved about Mateo was that he truly loved Vera with all his heart and love has no barriers. I wish we were able to see more of their relationship unfold and them doing mundane things together(secretly hoping for a novella) ;) The only thing that frustrated me about Mateo was that he should have handled Vera with much care although he also had a lot on his plate, he wasn't the one being called whore. And although i understand what they did was wrong i still feel that they were meant to be with each other. They poured light in each others dark hole. Once a wise person told me (probably some character from TV) the heart wants what the heart wants and there are no stopping it. So go into this book knowing that logic be damned. Don't judge it because there is adultery in there that means its going to be a bad book not the case at all. it just means that the rainbows and daises are going to be harder to achieve. Sigh on that note i'm still reeling from this book and want to visit Spain one day who knows maybe Mateo is waiting there hahaha i kid i kid or am i ?.... A job well done Ms.Karina Halle you have blew my mind again. I always had a thing for soccer players now this just confirms it. 
Favorite Quotes “Love is like a thief, it robs you of all thought and logic, and all you have left is a heart that you can only pray is strong enough to survive the rest.” 

“He looks at you like…like you’re his favorite food.”

“Hope was a dangerous thing, I knew, but it didn’t stop your heart from latching on to it like a life raft.”

Favorite Song During the book: Hot Hands by Darius