Review: Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry

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Title: Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author: Sophia Henry

Published: 18th October 2016

Publisher: Flirt

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 4/5 anything

 

Goodreads Summary

Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.

Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate,  fueled by something much deeper than lust.

Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

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Review: Want & Need by C J Laurence

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Title: Want and Need

Author: C J Laurence

Published: 9th August 2016

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Source: Books Go Social

Rating: 3/5 anythings

 

 

Goodreads Summary

Falling for your boss is never a good idea—especially if he’s emotionally unavailable…

Kyra Wilson is an average woman with a typical job. Her boss, on the other hand, is anything but average. Paul Connors is handsome, wealthy, and has massive sex appeal to boot. After some mutual flirtation, Kyra makes a move to change their work relationship to something more.

All goes as planned, until Paul makes his stance on relationships clear…

After a few hot encounters between the sheets, Kyra is ready to take it to the next level. But Paul refuses to commit—and won’t say why. Settling on ‘friends with benefits,’ Kyra is happy to make the most of Paul’s body in the hope she can change his mind.

But when a handsome stranger comes along, Kyra is swept off her feet…

Kyra meets her best friend’s soon to be brother-in-law, Scott Adams. Tall, dark, handsome—and monogamous—he is everything she wants, and more. Engulfed with the desire to settle down, Kyra falls fast and hard. Still, she struggles to cast aside her lust for Paul so she can completely focus on her future with Scott.

As always, nothing is as perfect as it seems…

When wicked secrets are exposed, Kyra dangles between the two men. With her future on the line, Kyra closes the door on her past and accepts Scott’s invitation to live together.

It doesn’t take long for a trio of tragedies to leave Kyra clutching onto her sanity, and relying on the one person she only ever dreamed of…

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Mini Reviews: The Zodiac Legacy & Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

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Title: The Zodiac Legacy (Graphic novel)

Author: Stuart Moore, Stan Lee & P.H. Marcondes

Published: 2nd August 2016

Publisher: Papercutz

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 3/5 anythings

Goodreads Summary

When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-American teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

Review

This is the first graphic novel I have ever reviewed so please give me some leniency yeah?

The book was enjoyable in a sense that I could read it quickly without thinking too much. I was reading novels back to back to I wanted something that could give my mind a break.

There were a few things that made me feel a tad disappointed with this book and they included the action scenes. The action scenes lacked oomph and it could have been used to fully/partially showcase the characters powers which would have made the plot altogether even more awesome. Also, when reading I had this nagging feeling that I am missing something, that this wasn’t the first book in the series but I know I checked (multiple times) that it indeed is the first of the series. The plot felt like it started in the middle of the story without any prior introduction to the characters and their powers. If you had read the book then the graphic novel will complement it but for a new reader who has not read anything from this book it will be a bit confusing.

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Review: The Fading Dusk by Melissa Giorgio

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Title: The Fading Dusk

Author: Melissa Giorgio

Published: 19th July 2015

Publisher: Createspace

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 3/5 anythings

Goodreads Summary

In the gritty city of Dusk, seventeen-year-old Irina makes her living as the street magician Bantheir’s assistant. The job isn’t glamorous, but she loves the crowds, the shows, and most of all, the illusion of magic. But Irina’s world is shattered the night she is arrested and charged as Bantheir’s accomplice to murder-murder by magic. Real magic, the kind that’s been forbidden since the old wars. Irina finds the idea of flashy showman Bantheir using actual magic to kill someone laughable, but she’s the only one who sees how ridiculous the claim is. But how can she convince everyone Bantheir is innocent when they’ve already made up their minds? Desperate, Irina must decide who she can trust to help her win her freedom. Is the surly, handsome Captain Leonid telling the truth when he says he believes Irina is innocent, or is he just using her to get to Bantheir? What about Aden, the sweet soldier and longtime fan of Irina’s who claims he’s on her side? Irina said she wanted to know the truth, but when she stumbles across a dark secret that changes everything, will she be strong enough to survive?

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Favorite YA books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
And for this week the topic is: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre!
And I surprise surprise! Out of all the genre I could have chosen I chose YA. Why? Well because just wanted to let you know that I don’t dislike ALL YA just some. and I could only think of 5 because I didn’t want to include Harry Potter again because that would just make me biased.

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I like this book because it was sweet and the drama was quite understandable. Plus the drama in the plot wasn’t overwhelming it was just due to miscommunication (literally) and I have no idea why I like it so much aside from it being a sweet book.

*Maybe deep DDEEEEEEP HOLY COW DEEEEEEEP DOWN I wanted this to happen to me when I was in high school*

 

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I LOVE THIS SERIES (minus Peeta liking Katniss since he was 5 of course because like duh! That make no sense). Love the love triangle (This is what I’d call a love triangle done right!). Love Katniss the bad ass heroine. Love Haymitch, the constantly drunk mentor. I pretty much love everybody and everything.

 

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God I read this series when I was 15-16 and I still love it now. The heroine is so bad ass, so real and did I say bad ass. She makes no excuses that she likes the prince then it doesn’t work out and likes someone else. She does get sad about girly issues but she owns up to it, she is realistic in a sense that a woman can be a bad-ass-butt-kicking-ninja-knight-warrior and still be a woman.

 

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I love Sabriel and yeah Lirael too eventually. I loved how they approach being an Abhorsen differently and how that it was Lirael who showed the most character development. From being this suicidal meek girl to a courageous, brilliant and intelligent young woman out to defeat evil. Sabriel on the other hand, I liked her a lot because she knows what she wants and how to get it. So I like the contrast between the two Abhorsens, one who is stable and knows what to do and how to do it and where to go after that versus one who is still just knowing her true calling and powers.

 

Honorable Mentions

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

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I do not like the series any longer and think said series is a complete waste of my money and time but I cannot deny that when I was younger I did like it. A LOT. I was a hardcore twilight fan. Surprising I know.

 

Friday 56

 

Hello and Assalamualaikum! Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. So the rules are reaaaaaally simple.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky (in Freda’s Voice blog btw). Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Broadway Books

Published: 22nd April 2014

Source: Local Library

Rating: 4/5 anythings

Goodreads summary

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fav TV shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
And for this week the topic is: In Honor of Fall tv, do a tv-themed topic!
And I chose to do MY FAV TV SHOWS EVER!
*Not really for some shows anymore but you get the gist*

 

  1. Sherlock

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I LOVE THIS SHOW. GAAAAAAHHHH!!! I love the first two seasons, Sherlock and Watson were so bad ass it was not legit! But alas the third season disappointed me. The antagonist was so… so.. lame. He seemed so much more sinister and evil than Moriarty at first and his person completely collapsed towards the end. It is all good though because for a show of which only has 3 2-hour-episodes PER SEASON I can rewatch it over and over and over and over again and never get bored. Borderline obsessed but its fine, this is what happens when you only get 3 episodes per season. Which reminds me I lost all of the episodes when my harddisk went bust. I swear I have never missed watching Sherlock so much. Supernatural can only do so much to fill in the hole left in my gaping heart. I mean Dean Winchester can only make me forget Sherlock for so long before the heart remembers man.

I just googled when is season 4 out it is out next year. Sometimes I really do question the legitimacy that is called life.

 

  1. CSI: Las Vegas

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The 2000-ish CSI: Las Vegas was my ultimate fav and I do mean ULTIMATE! Especially when Gil Grissom was still around. He was so perfect. Gil was kinda like Sherlock; an oddball genius. William Petersen pulled Gil Grissom so well when he left the show it wasn’t the same anymore and whilst I stayed partially loyal in watching it, it lost its x-factor for me. He broke my tween heart dang it! I was not prepared for such emotional trauma although when he came back for the very last season of CSI I did not take my eyes off the tv for even a minute just in case I missed the show.

My second fav CSI show is CSI: New York because I liked Gary Sinise as Mac Taylor. CSI: Miami is okay for me not one of my favs but I do watch it from time to time. I am not really into CSI: Cyber, not that it isn’t good I just don’t really connect with the show I guess.

 

  1. Criminal Minds

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This show was great fun to watch and even though the cast changed here and there throughout its lifespan it didn’t make me lose interest in the show.

 

  1. Castle

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This show is super fun because of Nathan Fillion. His character is a smart idiot and I love his characters relationship with his daughter and it was sweet how Beckett and Castle got together.

 

  1. Bones

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This show used to be one of my fav shows to watch back in the day because the show is fun and catchy with all the squints being oddballs. I rarely watch it now because I have been busy and the show seems to be really stretching the plot and it seems kind of repetitive.

 

  1. X-files

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Its x-files guys. X-FILES! Must I explain myself? I think not because helloooo X-FILESSSS!

 

  1. Fringe

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I only watched up to Season 2 but from what I heard from my friend the plot kind of went downhill after that but anyhoots I still enjoyed season 1 & 2 of Fringe and I like the whole science to explain the monsters and the alternate reality/parallel universe. Because of this show I studied hard man thinking I could one day become a mad genius like Peter Bishop. I also really liked the thought of where how far can you push science before it gets out of hand? And how will people use it; will it be for good? Or for evil?

 

  1. The Amazing World of Gumball

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Don’t judge me on this. I find the show funny and relaxing and most of all funny and idiotic.

9. The Nanny

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OMG guys! When I was growing up this was the show I watched with my mom and even back then it was HILARIOUS!

Honorable mentions

supernatural

It isn’t really one of my fav shows to watch. I watch it from time to time. I mean I can only handle so much sacrificing yourself for your brother for almost every season okay. Other than that annoying bit I find the show entertaining because of Dean Winchester. It does help that he is SO easy on the eyes and when he became a demon in god knows which season I was like ‘well if demons look like him in real life I might just sign myself up’. He is so dreamy *swoons*

I am watching old season of Supernatural lately like binge watching while I do my brush lettering thing and let me tell you I have been having the most awesome dream ever!! Every night it’s a different kick ass dream! Just yesterday I dreamt I was a hunter hunting down a siren and the day before that I was a hunter helping the Winchester bros out of a tight spot and let’s just say they owe me.

And I purposely chose the early season pic of the two to showcase how dreamy they are.