Friday, November 22, 2013

Escape In You by Rachel Schurig

Pages: 217
Goodreads rating: 3.55/5 stars
My rating: 3/5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Romance

Summary (Goodreads):
Jet Taylor is the quintessential bad boy. A womanizer. A fighter. Dangerous. The type of guy most girls do their best to avoid. But Zoe Janes is no saint herself. In fact, she sees in Jet the perfect opportunity to distract herself from her responsibilities at home and the mistakes that keep her trapped there. He’s gorgeous, likes to party, and is clearly only interested in having fun—just like Zoe. 

The more time they spend together, the harder it is for Zoe to stick to her “fun only” mantra. Jet is getting under her skin, making her believe things could actually be different. She knows they’re both trapped by the sins of their past but Jet is starting to make her think freedom might actually be possible. 

And that makes him the most dangerous boy of all.


My Review:

Thank you NetGalley for the copy of this book!

Two bad-ass characters in a love story is a great combination. Jet Taylor and Zoe Janes were two people who have guilt and burdens in life leaving them broken. As an escape, they both deal with alcohol and the supposed-to-be-just-for-fun-fling turned out into something they will hold on together and fall in love with each other.

It was a decent read. However, the story was predictable and some parts bored me. It's not that bad, but it could be more. I'm waiting for something to happen and will make me giddy. Don't get me wrong, Jet Taylor is undeniably sexy but I'm hoping for more and I'm kinda curious with Fred and Ellie. This has a potential to become a good book, so it's still a thumbs up for me.

See  my review on Goodreads

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Reads! (1)

I am currently reading...

So far, these two books are good. I'm liking it.  I'm into contemporary romance as of the moment. What are the books you are currently reading?

Check them out on Goodreads

Feature and Follow Friday (1)

 

This is my first Feature and Follow hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee and I'm really excited (nervous at the same time) to do it tonight. I'm really new to this blog hop. Hopefully I will meet some bloggers here. Anyways, TGIF!and follow me via GFC. I'm looking forward to talk to you peeps :D

Question of the Week
Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

 I would say "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks. The book itself was plain for me, it didn't really moved my emotions. When I've watched the movie, all emotions are there and I don't mind watching it all over againMandy Moore and Shane West were really good in portraying the characters. I miss their love team and I wish they will have a movie together..again.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

About Me & Review Policy


My name is Beatrice.
I live in the Philippines
21st of January is my day 
and
I'm the Pinay Bookaholic

I read random genres
Classic novels are my difficult prose
If I'm going to read one, I'm very selective with it.
 I usually read Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dystopia, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

What I love:
Old songs
Harry Potter (Books & Movies)
The Vampire Diaries (show)
Nikita
A Walk to Remember
Chocolates
Sims
Resident Evil
Need for Speed
Surfing the net
and
READING ! 

You can find me on Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

For Book Review Request:

I am accepting books for reviews. Preferably YA / NA / Adult Romance or Contemporary Romance.

How do I rate the books I've read?

5 Stars - I love it!! Amazing book!
4 Stars - I really like it!  
3 Stars - I like it. 
2 stars - It was alright.
1 star - I didn't like it.

I post book reviews mostly at my Goodreads.

Contact me via email: beatricemasalunga@gmail.com




Saturday, November 9, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Pages: 526
Goodreads rating: 3.79/5 stars
My rating: 4/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Summary (Goodreads):
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love

My Review:
Allegiant is one of the most anticipated novels in 2013. I can't hide my excitement when I bought this and read it as much as possible. Hearing all those negative thoughts about this made me nervous as well..

Now that I've finished this all I can say is that it is unbelievably heartbreaking.

I swear. The last chapters of this book made my jaw dropped, I'm really shocked of what happened and it made me WEPT. As far as I could remember, I've never WEPT because of a dystopia novel and this is the first EVER. I don't know what to say and it took me a while to gather all my thoughts of how will I review this. I can now grieve with those people who have read this.

It's still a good book for me, the twists and new revelations about the world outside the factions are really good. Though I find it complicated and hard to absorb it all, still it gave me the thrill of excitement. I am going to miss everything in Divergent trilogy. I fell in love with this trilogy as well as to the characters particularly Tris and Four. No matter how sad the ending is, I still loved and enjoyed this.

Favorite quotes:

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. 

That is the sort of bravery I must have now.” 

“She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love... That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don't have enough of their own.”

To those who haven't read it: Read it now and Be brave.

See my review on Goodreads

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Take A Look on The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

Are you tired of waiting for Andrew Parrish?


The waiting is over! The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski is finally out (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) and I am so excited to read this because I miss Andrew Parrish and Camryn Bennett's love story too much. I can't wait to fall in love with the story again :">

About the book:

Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged-and a wedding isn't the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can't wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew, a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to-until tragedy blindsides them.

Andrew doesn't understand how this could happen to them. He's trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won't do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride...



Read the Excerpt:

Camryn still loves the newer stuff and the Civil Wars more than anything and so that’s usually what we play.
Tonight will be no different.
I love watching her perform them next to me up on stage because she becomes so vibrant and playful and sexy as hell. Not that she isn’t all of those things already, but it’s like another more daring and flirty side of her comes out when she’s singing. And she doesn’t just sing—she puts on a show. I think it’s that little actress she’s always had buried somewherein herself. She told me she performed in plays at school, and I can definitely see she has the knack for it.
But singing alongside me also seems to make her happy, and that’s why tonight is so important.
“I’m so nervous,” Camryn says next to my ear, having to speak loudly over the music.
I make a pffft sound with my lips. “Oh, please. Since when do you get nervous anymore? We’ve done this dozens of times.”
“I know, but I’m singing in front of your brother this time.”
“He can’t sing for shit, so his opinion is hardly valid.”
She smiles. “Well, I’m not nervous to the point that I don’t want to do it. I guess it’s actually kind of exciting.”
“That’s my girl,” I say and lean in to kiss her lips.
“Those two girls,” Camrynyells to me without looking in their direction, “front table to your left, they’re having sex with you in their heads right now, I swear to God.”
I laugh lightly and shake my head. We’d started picking people in the crowd to sing to lately.
“And that guy standing next to the woman in the purple shirt,” I say, nodding subtly in his direction, “has had your thighs wrapped around his head since you walked on this stage.”
“So it’ll be them tonight then, huh?” she asks.
I nod and say, “Uh-huh.”
“Make sure you give it to them good, baby,” she says, grinning wickedly at me.
“Oh, I will,” I say with the same amount of wicked on my face.

About the Author


J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC's The Walking Dead.

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