Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: Till Death 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series Number: 1
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Goodreads Summary:
In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . . 

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

My Thoughts:
A serial killer/murder/romance by one of my favorite authors!! Yes please! I have said it before and will say it again. I will read anything this woman writes! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett

Goodreads Summary:
When you’ve lived your life as a criminal… 
When you’ve done unspeakable things … 
When your soul has become dark and stained… 

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it. 

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world. 

Little by little, she claws through his shell. 
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more. 
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed. 

When Kyle’s terrible past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

My Review:
I have to start out by saying. I loved Jane! She was a great female character! She was a super sweet person with a great personality. I loved all of her movie quotes. I can see how she could really mess with Kyle. She lives a quite safe life on a teachers salary. She is an amazing artist and an all around great neighbor. Kyle is not prepared for her. She really dug her heals into the ground when she wanted him. What Jane doesn't know is that Kyle isn't really who he says he is. He has a pretty sorted past. A past that he must keep secret or he will put his life and everyone he cares about at risk. 

I loved how Jane not so subtly goes after Kyle. He pushes her away pretty hard but, Jane is relentless. She is so attracted to his bad boy exterior. They have a chemistry even if it isn't always a two way street. Kyle tries very hard to keep Jane away but, he has very little luck. She knows what she wants. It take longer then I wanted for Kyle to show some positive feelings towards Jane but, it does happen. He needs someone like her more then he knows. His past has left Kyle broken and he's not the man he used to be. Jane could be the missing piece that puts Kyle back together again. 

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick fun read. It was a fun romantic read and one of my favorite from Sawyer Bennett thus far. It's time to start picking up her books!

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Goodreads Summary:
Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

My Review:
I guess it was naive of me to think that the journey to Kauf would be a big easier for Laia and Elias. The journey was full of danger, lies, and death. I never thougth that everyone would survive this journey but, I was not prepared for all the sacrifices that were made. No one will be the same if they make it through this. Friendships and loyalty will be tested. Can Elias and Laia rescue Darin? Is he even alive? Can Helene actually kill Elias? So much intrigue! I was on the edge of my seat with the end of each chapter. 

There were a lot of reviews that appeared to not enjoy Helene's new chapters in this one. I personally loved them. It was very interesting to see what was going on inside the Empire while Elias and Laia were on the run. There was a massive amount of internal conflict for Helene. Helene went through so many terrible things. She is broken now and everyone is at risk. She is going to get her revenge and everyone who has wronged her should be afraid...very afraid. 

Elias...oh how I just love him. I wanted him and Laia together so much! They had so many beautiful moments. There is a cloud between them...well 2 actually. Keenan for one. A thorn in my side that boy is. I have never liked him. I figured a journey across the desert would be more romantic however they aren't alone often and Elias has a lot to deal with. I still have high hopes. With everything that's happened I am uncertain of anyone's future. 

I am very sad that I have to wait until 2018 sometime for the next book in the series. That is way to long! I am invested in these characters and need to know what is going to happen with 2 more books planned. I am glad I picked this series up. It lived up to the hype and I was worried it wouldn't. So now I play the looooooong waiting game for the next book.

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone!! 
I know, it's been a crazy long time since I blogged. I have had some issues in my life that kept me from blogging. What's important is that I am back! I am hoping to have more time to blog in the upcoming months. I have missed it a lot. My job has been so crazy and I have went down in hours to keep myself sane. Therefore I now have some "me time" back for the things I love. One of those is blogging. Reviews will start again!