Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Review: The Siren by Kiera CassTitle: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Also by this author: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Love is a risk worth taking.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

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Review: The siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren, by Kiera Cass is so unique and contains a character that I’ve never seen before: the ocean. Kahlen, the main character is very brave and has so much determination. I absolutely loved the fact that the girls in this book are basically sisters, as family is one of my favourite things in books. Continue reading

Summer TBR Wipeout 2016 Update #1

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It is hard to believe that we are half-way through the month of July already! We are into our third week of the challenge and I have visited some amazing blogs and posts. Some of you have so many books on your list that I am a little bit envious for some reason! I haven’t had much time for reading this month as I was busy being an interpreter at a pioneer village and have been on holidays in Atlantic Canada. You would think that I would get lots of reading accomplished, but I was too busy exploring! Continue reading

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies, Laura Stampler

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies, Laura StamplerTitle: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
Author: Laura Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Harper Anderson always believed she belonged somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick's backyard can one girl take? That's why Harper is beyond ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift. Getting to spend the summer in New York City to live her dream of becoming a writer? Harper's totally in.

There's just one teeny, tiny, infinitesimal problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn't have a lot of - or, really, any - dating expertise. In fact, she might have sort of stolen her best friend's experiences as her own on her Shift application. But she can learn on the job...right?

From awkward run-ins with the cute neighborhood dog-walker to terrifying encounters with her crazed editor, from Brooklyn gallery openings to weekends in the Hamptons, Harper finds out what it takes to make it in the Big City--and as the writer of her own destiny.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler is a really surprising book. Reading about the life behind the scenes of a magazine is so intriguing. The book is also set in New York, which is an amazing backdrop. Also, the main character is filled with determination and is the ideal journalist. It is a perfect book for summer. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Something in Between


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

This week’s book: SOmething In Between

Something in Between by Melissa de la CruzTitle: Something in Between
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

It feels like there’s no ground beneath me, like everything I’ve ever done has been a lie. Like I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong?

Jasmine de los Santos has always done what’s expected of her. Pretty and popular, she’s studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.

And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.

For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she’s trying to make sense of her new world, it’s turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she’s not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.

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Review: Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker

Review: Smash & Grab by Amy Christine ParkerTitle: Smash and Grab
Author: Amy Christine Parker
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ocean’s Eleven meets the star-crossed lovers of West Side Story. Grab some popcorn and get ready for an adrenaline-filled heist!

LEXI is a rich girl who loves a good rush. Whether it’s motorcycle racing or BASE jumping off a building in downtown Los Angeles, the only times she feels alive are when she and her friends are executing one of their dares. After her father’s arrest, Lexi doesn’t think twice about going undercover at his bank to steal the evidence that might clear his name. She enlists her hacker brother and her daredevil friends to plan a clever heist.

CHRISTIAN is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The local gang has blackmailed him and his friends into robbing banks, and he is desperate for a way out. When the boss promises that one really big job will be the last he ever has to do, Christian jumps at the chance for freedom. In fact, he’s just met a girl at the bank who might even prove useful. . . .

Two heists. One score. The only thing standing in their way is each other.

Told in alternating points of view, this caper is full of romance and fast-paced fun. Hand to fans of Perfect Chemistry, The Conspiracy of Us, and Heist Society.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Book Review: Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker

Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker is a heist story with so much potential. It is action-packed, but too predictable and unrealistic. I also didn’t enjoy the choices that one of the main characters made, which made me end up not liking the book as much. Continue reading