Book review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareBook: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My heart is torn in two directions. I can’t pick between Jem and Will to save my life, they both have a piece of me and I don’t want it back.

I was actually stupefied to find out Tessa is only sixteen, she reads a little older. Not much, maybe eighteen, but still, I like her. Whatever she is I hope we find out sooner rather than later, because it’s like a damn rash I can’t scrath at this point. More, I need more.

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Book review: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareBook: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wanted to start my year with a book I knew with 100% certainty would not disappoint. How could I be so sure? Simple: a) it’s Cassie Clare; b) it has a Herondale male in it. Whatever my other faults, of wich there are many, I am unable to stay away from Herondale men. I don’t know what it is about their DNA that makes them irresistible, all the while being insufferable, but there you have it.

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d like it more than Mortal Instruments, I’m not much of a steampunk fanatic (I don’t even know if it qualifies as that) and yet I gobbled up this book so fast I got a blister from swiping pages. Yeah, not really but I could’ve, seriously. That’s how good it was. And did I mention how funny the characters are? Never mind Tessa and Will, that’s an absolute requirement for them to be funny, but hell, I just loved Jem and Henry too. Jessie not so much. Just when I start to think there must be more to her than what meets the eye, she turns around and proves me wrong. I got a feeling she might become a problem.

I got a little frustrated by the end of the book over Will’s behavior, he was just URGH! I might have punched a pillow couple of times, but that’s really normal when it comes to Herondales. Again, they are insufferable, but they’re worth it in the end. I’m looking forward to the next book.

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Book review: Out of Bounds (The Summer Games, #2)

Out of Bounds by R.S. GreyBook: Out of Bounds by R.S. Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Florence and the Machine – Make up your mind

My last book of the year and damn if it didn’t go out with a bang! To clarify, I’m not talking about the Big Bang or the new year’s fireworks bang, I’m talking good old naughty book bang. And the banging here was off the charts hot. I think this is the raciest R. S. Grey book I’ve read so far. Damn!

Brie is a 19 year old gymnast on her way to Olympic glory when her team suddenly ends up with a different coach a month before Rio. Chance would have it for him to be a sexy sonotha that pushes all the wrong buttons for Brie, and the feeling is mutual. Soon enough their relationship becomes a tag of war not only in the training department but in the matters of the heart as well. And the winner takes all.

I was originally seduced to read this series because I happened upon this book first. As a fan of gymnastics I was curious to look behind the scenes. I remember that feeling of triumph when Aliya Mustafina took gold for uneven bars in Rio. I think I cried. So I wasn’t surprised to find myself craving a little bit of spicy hotness to go along with gymnastics acrobatics. Oh, I got it alright.

Coach Erik was everything you’d want if you wanted your strings pulled and your brain scrambled, but he sure was one hot bastard.

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Book review: Scoring Wilder

Scoring Wilder by R.S. GreyScoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I mean come on, who wouldn’t want a piece of this?

Clearly, the author had some fantasies about DB and she acted on them by writing this book. Cudos to her, because she did a good job with it. It was equal parts hot and funny and I really really enjoyed it. I should also say that I liked Kinsley and Becca more in this book than in Settling the Score.

By reading this you get two love stories for the price of one: Kinsley/Liam and Becca/Penn. Obviously Kinsley was the protagonist of the story and her affair with Liam was the main story, but Becca and Penn had enough of a “screen time” to satisfy their story without getting their own book.

Hopefully, I’ll squeeze another one of R.S.Grey’s books before New Year’s, they had a positive affect on my mood this past week.

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Book review: A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun by R.S. GreyA Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Georgie did not disappoint in the least. She’s as crazy and fun and over the top as she was in Settling the Score, only now she is 26 and tired of her mother’s constant attempts at matchmaking.

“You’re in your prime, Georgie!”
As if this was the seventeenth century.
“You’re getting older every day!”
She’d said this to me at my twentieth birthday party, just before gifting me an actual antique hourglass, making sure to emphasize the symbolism by flipping it upside down in my hands.
“You’re really ought to loosen your standarts. That man who comes round your house every now and then is so handsome and in quite good shape.”
She’s been referring to the postman.

I feel like the Duchess and my mother would’ve been fast friends. Honestly, it’s not my fault that men around me are blind, deaf and crazy.

So, what a girl to do? Go to Italy of course, where the sun is warm and welcoming and hot men are aplenty. Georgie being Georgie, she won’t ever settle for easy thing and so she finds the most unavailable man in town to get the hots for. It doesn’t really matter if he wants it or not, they gonna have their happily ever after if it’s the last thing she does.

Funny, heartfelt, romantic (Duh! Italy!), this book was a perfect summer read in the middle of winter. I approve!

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Book review: Settling the Score (The Summer Games, #1)

Settling the Score by R.S. GreySettling the Score by R.S. Grey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overly dramatic at times the book was quite enjoyable and funny. It would score all of five stars if not for two main problems I had with the story:

1. Kinsley and Becca took their roles as overprotective big sisters too close to heart. I was annoyed with them at the beginning but then it got better.

2. Freddie, as sweet and intense as he was, had an air of selfishness about him. Why did he absolutely had to drag Andie in his mess and right at that time? Typical that she had to bear the waight of this situation almost entirely on her own. Like she hadn’t enough on her plate already.

Putting those things aside, I can honestly say that I loved this book enough to get my hands on the prequel (Kinsley’s story), the sequel (although it features a different couple) and Georgie’s own book, wich I’m the most excited about. Georgie was my absolute favorite character and I can’t wait to read more about her adventures.

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Book review: Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Maybe when I was in my Twilight phase… This basically reads like a lovechild between that and Roswell. If the lead male was Michael instead of Max. You haven’t watched Roswell? You should, it was a jem and it had talent out of this world.

Too on the nose? Eh, sorry, my week was loooooooooooooong.

Anyway, the story uses the same basic foundation all the teen hits share – new girl, Katy, comes to town and finds herself entangled with a weird group of people, harboring life-altering secrets. She quickly befriends one of them, a girl named Dee, only to find her jerk of a brother, Daemon, putting kebosh on that friendship. Sure thing it doesn’t take long for Katy to develop a thing for said jerk. It all goes to hell after that.

Ok, now here’s my theory. There’s a conspiracy in the book world relating to names like Daemon or Damon or any other funky spelling of the same damn thing. It’s like the phone prefix 555, you know? Designated to fiction only. In this case, when you get a name like that in your book – you know the guy would be insanely hot, infuriatingly arrogant, full of himself and hiding his amazingly warm and fuzzy center beneath sneers, issues and rude behaviour.

Do you actually know anyone by that name in real life? Honestly? And if you do, was he born in the last couple of decades? If yes, it doesn’t count because he was probably named after one of those guys. Or, wich is more likely, moms, who give their sons that name are secretly time travelers. They go in the future to see if their baby becomes hot and only then do they name him Damon/Daemon. Seriously, there are like none ugly Damons out there. If you find one – don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.

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Book review: Joy Ride

Joy Ride by Lauren BlakelyJoy Ride by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 3,5 of 5 stars

Mostly cute with a touch of annoying. I did smile a whole lot through it all so there’s that, but the banter was a little bit too ridiculous and there was a little too much of it.

Unthinkable, right? Where would we be without banter in chick lit? Dark, dark places, I tell you. Still, the trick is to use it just enough to sprouse things up but not rely on it too much. All in all it wasn’t a half bad read and I had fun with it, especially the bubble bath parts.

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Book review: Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

Origin by Dan BrownOrigin by Dan Brown

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If Dan Brown had a shaky relationship with the church before, after this book it might be even more difficult. But is he really that far off from the truth though?

The questions like Is there a God? Where did we come from? What happens after? Those are the questions that people were asking for as long as they learned to think and we never seem to get any real answers. So, in his usual polarising manner, Brown took it upon himself to have a crack at it. Some of what he is saying here could be considered blasphemy, some of it are just pure facts, all of it is just another spark that should ignite the conversation.

“Dialogue is always more important than consensus” 

Do I, personaly, believe in God as church describes him? No. My views on the matter are rather ambiguous. And no, I am not agreeing with everything that was said here, what I do agree with is:

“if there is a devine force behind the universe, it is laughing hysterically at the religions we’ve created in an attempt to define it” 

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Book review: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

Magic Binds by Ilona AndrewsMagic Binds by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I adore Kate and Curran, they are simply amazing. IA definitely knows how to write a perfect pairing that sticks together and keeps each other in check. You can count on them to pull each other from the deepest shit, take a huge sexy bath together, all the while making one another crazy.

So, will they survive dark gods, betrayal, and family reunions long enough to profess their love before God and witnesses? And will daddy dearest RSVP to the blessed event? And the most important question of all…

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