Blogging Break

Hello Everyone, how are you doing? Hope everyone is doing fine.
As anyone else, we have a life outside the blogging community that can be pretty hectic.

Life has caught up with me, having plenty of stuff to do and finish (alongside with reading THOUSAND of books sitting on my TBR list). Therefore, I’m taking a tiny break (probably two weeks or so) just until I’m done with what I’ve got going on.

It didn’t feel right to make scheduled​ posts (mainly because I’m lazy just like that..😅) but I’ll definitely stay around and take a sneak peek whenever I can, commenting and responding to comments.

What are your plans/reading this week?

Have a good time.

ARC Review: Blind Trust – Felisha Antonette

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Title: Blind Trust
Author: Felisha Antonette
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Crime
Release Date: September 24th 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

Goodreads // Amazon

Hello!!

*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review*

 

The story has lots of twists keeping you guessing on what’s coming next, the characters are funny, there is a lot of humor, action, suspense, sadness and mystery in this book.

I like how the story has dual POVs allowing me to connect with both of the characters. The writing is good and descriptive. Although there’s a solid story it sorta felt a little rushed.

 

Valerie and Kyle are both assassins and they’re assigned to kill each other. Val spends a period of a year studying her target (Kyle), learning everything about him until it’s the right time to make her move. The only problem? She falls in love him in the process and no longer wishes to go through with it.

 

Valerie Harper (or Val) is a complicated character in her own way; selfish then selfless, coldhearted then warm and loving… I liked her, but sometimes she was just whiny and annoying I had those moments i wanted to shake and smack her.

Kyle Shultz is charming and loving with his family, taking care of his sick mother (and famil in general), his sister and his niece.

 

 

 

Blurb:

Loving someone has never been so deadly.
Valerie Harper has one assignment, one mission. Assassinate her mark and everyone he loves. But what happens when she finds that she loves him too?
Her instructions are simple; do not fraternize with your target, observe at a distance, and never engage with the enemy. However, as things take an unexpected turn in Val’s world, these simple instructions begin to change.

Refusing to be a puppet, Kyle Shultz walks away from his old life and settles into the college routine. But the life of a student is more difficult than he imagined. Making friends and attending parties are as foreign a concept as showing a target mercy.

The lines between the state of the job and the affairs of the heart are blurred as Valerie and Kyle’s worlds collide.
With a maze of enemies and hit lists to navigate, will these two young adversaries proceed wide-eyed and alone into the fray? Or will they blindly trust the feelings they can no longer ignore?

 

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May Wrap Up

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Hello guys!!

To me, May was sorta long and I haven’t done much reading as i usually do, all thanks to my reading slump (note the sarcasm) that i think im finally getting over.

 

Books I Read:

 

 

 

Sadly, only three books are what I was able to actually read.. I enjoyed the read to be honest, but Children of Vice was what i love the most.
I also did post reviews about books I’ve read long before, hope you enjoy checking them.

 

Goodreads Challenge Progress:

 

I set a goal to read 60 books this year and by now I had finished 32. That puts me 7 books ahead of schedule. 32/60

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Cover Reveal: Without Merit – Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover revealed her next book’s cover Without Merit!!
The book is coming out in October so make sure to add it to your TBR and preorder! 😊

 

Add it to your TBR

To PREORDER

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us and November 9 comes a moving and haunting novel of family, love, and the power of the truth.
In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.

Review: After You (Me Before You #2) – Jojo Moyes

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Title: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29th 2015
Rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

  If you haven’t read Me Before You, note that there are spoilers for After You in this review.

 

Hello,

Holy!!!! I can’t believe I forgot to review the sequel to “Me Before You”.

I am truly glad that Jojo Moyes decided to write this sequel! while Will Traynor‘s story end within the previous book, Louisa Clark‘s continue..she’s got a whole life ahead of her and it was exciting and thrilling to know how to it was with no guesses.

I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, (most comparing it to Me Before You) and I totally get it..MBY was AMAZIIIING!! I fell in love with the characters just as well. HOWEVER, this book is NOT Me Before You.

Lou and Will had me crying and laughing altogether while reading their story. They became real to me and I missed them as soon as I finished and I cried reading Will‘s letter where he says his goodbyes.


“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

When someone too important in your heart and life is gone, you may have the thoughts being happy without them is disrespectful their memory, but that is not the case. Everybody deserves to be happy, and keeping that person’s memory in your mind and heart is already honorable enough. And like how life doesn’t have “endings”, you never stop to meet new people. In After You, Louisa will meet several new people making impacts on her life, and you have to keep in mind that not all impacts are negative 😉

This book ties up all loose ends in Lou’s life. It is pretty enjoyable seeing Lou as lovable as ever, but a certain playful and cheerful spark has disappeared along with Will’s..

So many people loved Lou and wanted to know what happened to her. Then when they are told what happened, they automatically compare it to the first one that they loved and are disappointed. Remember that a book that you fall deeply in love with is a rare gem.
This book was a good story on its own. If not comparing the two and only looking at After You for its own merits, it is a good story. It showed Lou’s struggle with moving on, how she was stuck, and how she grew. I enjoyed meeting new characters (Sam, Donna, Jake, Lilly…etc) and liked watching Louisa’s life expand.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and think it is worth a read.
Please kep in mind if you intend to read it, this is not Lou and Will’s story. This is LOU’s story of growth … Lily’s story of growth, as both learn how to move on from their pasts.

 

Happy reading!

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