Sep 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. Which is what I plan to do today! Today I will be sharing two teasers from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!

"No," I said stubbornly. "I'm coming with you." Some sense of pride made me unwilling to tell him that I was frightened of being away from him." (pg 266)

"His mouth quirked as though about to say something, but instead he rose form his rock, headed decisively fro a sturdy-looking cherry tree and dealt it a solid blow." (pg 158)

I have heard this is a fantastic series of books. And now that I've started reading the first book I have to wonder if people are right. I am really enjoying this first book and the characters. I am obsessed with the TV show and really really pleased with how close the show has stuck with the book. This is a big book but I'm reading through it fairly quickly. Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out!

Sep 15, 2014

This Is Falling

I've read a couple of Ginger Scott's books and I've enjoyed pretty much all of them from what I can remember. She has a way with contemporary stories and This is Falling is probably my new favorite from this author.

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

Rowe is broken, tormented by a traumatic event that took the lives of two people she cared most for. She pushes herself to go to college where she meets Nate just the thing she needed.

I was able to relate to Rowe right from the opening chapter. I knew then and there I would like her character. So much about her I could understand--just the way she thought was easy to follow which made this read so much quicker. Sometimes with stories like this you wonder how it can be any different from the rest but there was something about Rowe's story that really kept me invested. Though she was broken there was a strength inside her that just needed help coming out.

Sometimes I really adore the main characters close friends in the story and other times I do not. I really really loved the friends Rowe made in this book. Cass being my favorite. I loved her character and I thought together her and Rowe we're even better. They were the type that made the other friend better whether it be wittier or get them to open up. I loved their friendship.

Nate and Ty--though Nate is the main boy in this story I have to discuss them both because I loved them both. Nate is the guy you wish you would meet in college. He's the guy who has the looks, plays baseball but totally has manners and a thoughtful way of thinking. I really loved Nate and I don't know if I would have loved him as much as I did had we not gotten the chapters from his point of view. I am really loving male point of view more and more.

Now to talk about Ty. He is hilarious and says whatever the hell he wants. I loved this character and wish there was more of him than there was. It was pretty much a guarantee that when Ty was around I was chuckling put Nate in the mix and I was belly rolling. The banter between them was so amusing. I am so excited that we are getting Ty and Cass story because I was so not done with these two! I can't wait!

One thing that bugged me about this book was the lack of mention of Betsy. I understand that Josh was the core of the story because of what he did, but I feel like there wasn't enough mention of Betsy. Then again she did have two years to process that grief while being riddled with guilt about Josh. I don't know though I still feel that character was underdeveloped and way to nonexistent.

This book is a quick read when you have the time to sit down and read it. It took me longer than it should have because of being swamped with school, but I can say that when I had the time and I did start reading I blew through the chapters. I wish I could have read this one faster because I feel I would be able to write a better review had I read it all in a couple of days. It's definitely one that could be ready easy in a day or two.

This is Falling is getting 4.5 out of 5 birds from me! I really loved Rowe's story and can't wait to read the next book by Ginger Scott. I really enjoy her writing and the characters she creates. I'd recommend that if you are to read a Ginger Scott book this be the one. It's her best yet!

Sep 12, 2014


I sort of fell of the face of the earth...again. I started college a couple weeks ago and it has consumed most of my time. I've been reading the same book for so long now that it's been impossible to get any reviews up. I really do plan on blogging again once I really get a swing of college. But as of yet I haven't quiet figured out how to balance homework and everything else. Thanks for sticking around with my up and down blogging guys!

Aug 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. Which is what I plan to do today! Today I will be sharing two teasers from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater!

"Blue had two rules: stay away from boys, because they're trouble, and stay away from raven boys, because they were bastards." (pg 81)

"I'm going to see a friend." "The mean one or the white trash one?" "Helen." She replied, "Sorry, I meant Captain Frigid or Trailer-Park boy." (pg 128)

I've only ever read one book by Maggie Steifvater and I really loved it. I'm having a bit of a hard time getting into The Raven Boys, but I'm really hoping that it picks up. I've heard some people say that the beginning is kind of slow but it does pick up. So I'm holding out because I really hope to like it. Hope you enjoyed the teasers! :)

Aug 11, 2014

Catching Jordan

I have heard so much about Miranda Kenneally's books that I knew I had to finally read one. I've wanted to for a while but never seemed to get around to it until recently. I really liked this book considering at first I wasn't to sure if I would.

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

Jordan Woods is just one of the boys--quarterback of her high school football team. Her teammates respect her but when recruits come out she learns quick that despite being respected by her team most people see her as a girl first, not a football player.

At the start of this book I wasn't sure if I was going to be on board with Jordan's narration, but soon after a couple of chapters I really started to love her voice. She's a major tomboy who's got a bunch of guys as her buds. I loved that Jordan wasn't girly, but even so I could relate to her in some ways. I loved her determination and her strength. She didn't put up with anyone's shit and I admired that.

I am not a football fan but I have to admit that the way that Miranda wrote this book it was easy to feel like I was a fan. She described everything so well that it was so easy to picture everything and not be confused at all about what the heck was happening on the field. Her writing in general was very easy to fall into after the first few chapters. Everything felt very authentic, like she really knew what she was writing about. And I don't just mean the football but as if she was a teenager in high school. She wrote everything so well that it all felt very real and I could visualize everything.

Sam Henry. Holy cow. This character made me laugh so hard--specifically with the Jerry Rice chapters. Anyone who has read this book knows what I am talking about. I literally can not get over this character and how comical he was. But not just that he was sweet, caring, adorable, and a total bonehead in the later half. I adored him and his blonde curls so much.

I was and am still not a fan of Ty. From the start I did not like him and I like him even less now. He was annoying to me and I didn't trust him at first. Now I just think he's whiny. I don't know but Ty really drove me nuts and I never felt the romance between him and Jordan. I just..blah.

There are a lot of great characters in this book and J.J and Carter have to get a mention because they we're written great. I loved them. I loved how Miranda was able to create all these male characters and keep them separate with their own little personalities.

 There's a lot more I could continue to say about this book whether it be about Jordan's relationship with her dad or the total amazing character her mom was. But I won't because some things you just need to read to understand and see for yourself. Catching Jordan is getting 5 out of 5 birds from me! I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading more from this author! I'd recommend this one for anyone who is a fan of contemporaries and who love having crushes on characters. Because um, hello Sam Henry. Good luck not crushing on that idiot.