– [ ] I absolutely love Starbucks double chocolate chip frap. I did mention in a earlier Instagram post that if you bought me this, I would literally love you forever. Throw in a cake pop and you will own my soul.😈
– [ ] Yeah I think this is a no brainer. I love reading and spend most of my time with my kindle super glued to my hand. I feel like books opened a world I didn’t know could exist. Where the possibilities are infinite. I know I’ve become a better person because of them.
– [ ] I had so many cameras that I used back in the day. This isn’t including the ones I lost. And boy did I lose many. Sorry Mom. Photography is in my blood. I don’t know what it is about having a camera in my hands. I can’t just take a ordinary picture. I have to add my own style to it. And I definitely enjoy the process of setting up a shoot. I like bringing my vision to life and expressing that beauty through my art.
– [ ] I have to write everyday. Whether that’s actually writing out in my journal or typing away on iPad. I like to write everything from how I’m feeling, my day, thoughts, the stories in my head, even include some drawings and sketches, poetry, book notes, piano compositions, cringe worthy song lyrics.😂
🔅This was a short list of some of my favorite things. I did forget to mention music! When I take pictures or do anything really, I usually have my Spotify playlist in the background. I always have music playing 24/7 and yes I’m one of those annoying people who play the same song over and over again.🎧
This is my first official tag I’ve ever participated in so its pretty cool… at least I think I’m suppose it.🤔 Originally, I was just going to post this on Instagram but I was like you know what why not blog it too?
So thanks to my fellow bookstagrammer kailemra for tagging me in the #RapidFireBookTag.
Check out her blog📇 Rainy day, Books and Latte☕️
Can I just say how much I love her blog name? I was like hey I love rain, books and coffee. If you’re looking for book reviews or tips go show her blog some love.📚🌟
Books or Ebooks? I like both. I started off with ebooks and for me they are easier to take care of, manage, highlight, bookmark, etc. You also have a lot more variety of genres to choose from. And no matter what you can always find something to read.
I’ve never had my own set of books before so it’s new and exciting. I can’t help but feel giddy about it. I just love the smell of books. How awesome would it be if someone came out with a book scented body spray?😍
Hardback or Paperback? Again I don’t really care. In the beginning I will admit, I did like the idea of having every book I bought as a hardback but with the thrift store I go to, the books there are limited. So it’s rare to come across a good book let alone as a hardback.☕️
I feel like if I was given the choice between the two, I would always go for the paperbacks. I love the feel and texture more.. if that makes any sense.😅 Sure they are more fragile and delicate but there’s a softness that you just don’t get from hardbacks.📚
Heroes or Villains? For sure both, I mean heroes without our villains? If there’s one then we need the other. They represent two sides of the scale. The good and the bad, it’s what drives the story. But we can’t forget those inbetween.
I do find myself intrigued with the concept of a good guy turning evil or vice versa and what led them there. No one is born truly evil and finding out what happened to make them that way is fascinating within itself. It’s kinda sad as well but it gives complexity and growth to the character. I think that’s why a lot of people are drawn to the darkness a character radiates.
Light is attracted to the dark.
Because something like that can happen to any of us. Do they embrace the darkness completely? Do they find a balance between the two? Or do they overcome it and rise from the ashes?
Trilogy or Series? Hit me baby one more time with those storylines. I’m greedy so I love a good book series. The Ghost Bird Series by C.L. Stone taught me that a characters story doesn’t have to end after the third, fourth or fifth installment. It also introduced me to a different type of love. A love that I didn’t know could exist or was one I wanted, a reverse harem. Which is another reason why I also bought the spinoff series The Scarab Beetle.💚
Wattpad: The Lonely King by Shevvie.
The Royal Series is being rewritten but you can read it now.👑 The Lonely King needs a Queen by his side. I’m shipping Robin➕Alexandra.😘
The whole concept of Death falling in love with someone he’s meant to take reeled me in. I’m a sucker for forbidden love.🌹
I decided after failing to convince my sister to give the book a chance that I wanted to re-read it. And now it’s all I’ve been reading.😍 The first book is free right now so download it and let’s bond over which guy is your favorite. Which shouldn’t be too hard because if you’re like me, you’ll end up loving all the academy boys.😏
Movie better than the book? I feel like every book-based movie I seen I’ve loved so far but then again I haven’t read the book versions. So I don’t have much to compare it to. I have read the first and third Twilight books. Is the movie better than the book? I think they are both equally good and enjoyable. Do I prefer one over the other? It varies whether I want to watch the movie or read the book.🍎
Suzana Thompson has books that just draw me in whether that’s because of her style of writing, characters, storylines, I just can’t get enough. I guess the way the male characters are written make me want them all as my book boyfriends.😍 I get super excited when she puts up a book free for a limited time on Amazon. So make sure to check out her blog on goodreads for updates on those. I already purchased about half of them.🙀
Malevolent by Suzana Thompson.
I knew this book was going to be good but WOW. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times my jaw hit the floor. At one point I consecutively stopped breathing.🙄 Heck I’m still having trouble catching breath from all of those sweet kisses to outer body experiences. Holy crap. I covered my mouth & repeatedly gasped “…Noooo…” or “Wait… What?!” or ” …OMG!!…” while screeching hysterically to myself. Not my finest moment but I was shook.🙀 Truths hit you straight in the face when you least expect it, from people you least it expect it from.
Brandon is just filled with surprises huh? (Well you could say that’s the understatement of the year.) I did appreciate the fact that he was trying to make amends with Ivy and apologize for being a jerk to her but there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and taking matters into your own hands. The pressures of popularity, I don’t think theres any excuse for someone you once considered to be your best friend to drop you like a hot potato you know. Not cool, not cool at all.🙅🏽 Regardless of how Ivy has been treated in the past she still tries to find the good in people and I think it shows the type of person she is. I found her character to be someone I really liked. Her innocent, awkward and quirky qualities made her endearing. No wonder Mr Bad Boy Lucas Kerr over here has taken interest.😏 He’s mysterious but there’s more to him than meets his harden exterior. All I can say is can I have a Lucas Kerr in my life? *Sigh*🙋🏽
They had started in a dark place, but they had found their way out of it. I was left wanting more. The way the story was set up and where all the characters are, I take comfort knowing how things turned out. There was a really sweet moment between Ivy & her love interest.😏 The promise and possibilities of their future together and what it holds, I can’t help but smile like a doofus at the thought of it. Don’t get me wrong I really loved the ending and was relieved that it wasn’t overly complicated but I can’t help but question if things are really settled? I mean is it really over? I mean like really? If half the things in this book are possible, what else is you know?🤔 Honestly I just don’t want to say goodbye to these characters yet.❤️ You know what just turn this book into a series. Give me like 10 books.📚😂
🔅Any Suzana Thompson fans? Let me know in the comments below if this sounds like your type of book, or if there are any other books from her that spike your interest.📚
This book was too tempting not to read I mean come on who doesn’t like a good love story? Immediately after I read the synopsis, I knew this was where I wanted to start in The Fairhope Series.
The Moment We Began (Fairhope Series Book 2) by Sarra Cannon.
***Due to sexual content, this book is best suited to readers 16+. This is book 2 out of 6 in The Fairhope Series.
From the first chapter I felt her pain. I felt the magnitude of the love she carried for this guy who wouldn’t love her back. Where the love she had for him was intense and the heartache was equally amplified . Every time she tried to push, he pulled back. Omg the utter torture.🙄 He kept sending her mixed signals. It was frustrating because part of me wanted her to let him go and move on but between all the sexual tension and the all consuming kissing, oh boy I’m left breatheless.😏 I understood why she couldn’t. Her life was heading in new directions and she wanted one last chance to see if there was something truly there or if she needed to walk away from him once and for all.
When they were together, it was magical, adventurous and above all real.🗺 We got to know Mason and why he is the way he is. Why he kept her at arms length. It made it impossible for me not to love him right then and there. But Like Penelope, he carries his own secrets, some that might ruin the blossoming relationship between them.
Just when I thought she couldn’t go through any more devastation. She experiences something so huge that it could leave her permanently broken. Damn. Once I started crying I couldn’t stop.😖 You go through this split second moment where you wonder how things will go from here. If things can be resolved. Both of them made choices, had their fair share of mistakes and regrets. Beyond anything else they overcame those obstacles and realized they needed each other.
No matter what I rooted for Mason, I knew he wouldnt disappoint me! I was like “Omg, Yes Mason! You bulldoze through every last person until you get to the woman you love.”😍 I swear my kindle almost slipped through my grasp when I screamed for joy. I placed my hand over my heart and tried to regain my composure. I didn’t want the story to ever end. I want to be there for the next phase in their lives. These characters, their love, experiences, memories, the people they met along the way, their journey was one that made me believe in it all, hope, strength and love.❤️
🔅Each book in The Fairhope Series can stand-alone, but you’ll see updates on your favorite characters throughout each book, so read them in order to get the most out of the series!🙀
🔅I’ve already have purchased the first and third book in the series even though I don’t think I’ll read the first book quite yet. Nothing against those characters or their story but third book seems to be more my style.📚
Even though I’m only able to read a sample of the book. Believe me when I say this will be going on top of the books I need to buy list.👏🏽
Lay Me Down (A Kellam High Novel) by Tamara Hart Heiner.
Right away I found myself relating to Kylees character and found parallels between us to some extent. Not necessarily in the same situations or choices she makes but overall in the feelings she goes through. She’s vulnerable and above anything else yearns to be loved.💔
And she’d have friends. So many friends and admirers that she would have to carry a pocket calendar everywhere she went. She pictured herself as an adult, strolling down the sidewalk in a glamorous dress, stopping to greet all the people who adored her. All the handsome men who wanted her company. “I’d love to do dinner, Andrew. Oh, Friday? I’m so sorry, Friday doesn’t work for me. Lunch is taken on Saturday, also. I can do dinner on Saturday!”
When she’s fantasying about starting a new life, where people WANT to be her friend and guys WANT to date her, my heart broke a bit. I couldn’t help but cry. Being cut off from the everyone and everything is a heavy burden to carry especially when you’re young. You need that human interaction. So I understand why she’s so intrigued when new neighbors move in next door. Even more so, when a cute guy her age is there too. Her determination is admirable. It’s still a hard lump to swallow when she keeps getting shot down. I can’t help but feel defensive for Kylee but Price has his reasons for being distant. Some that I’m hoping to learn more about when I purchase the rest of the book.📚
🔅The book is a page turner. I kept holding in my breath, praying for the sample to continue on and on. Theres mystery and I would say a supernatural element to the story I wasn’t expecting. To be honest I didn’t catch it right away. I was like wait a minute somethings happening here. Whether it’s coming directly from Kylee herself or around her, something is definitely happening.🤔
🔅What are your thoughts? Does this book sound like something you would be interested in reading for yourself? I’ve already have theories brewing in my head and contemplating what direction the story might be going.📚
Falling for my Best Friend (Fated Series Book 1) by Hazel Kelly.
This is book 1 of 5 in The Fated Series.
**Warning: This new adult romance series contains adult situations and mature content.
“I think you’re soft. I think it’s all a façade and you’re really Rainbow Brite on the inside.”
“You got me. Peel back my skin, and I’m just a pile of gummy bears.”
Just within the first couple of chapters I already was loving Lucy and Aiden. They have a friendship anyone would be envious of. (Me included😍) . I like how supportive they are of each other. When these two are in scene together I can’t help but smile. No matter what they go through they can always lighten up the mood and make each other feel better. They just get each other. It wasn’t just them just falling for each other but It was also us falling along with them.❤️
“…I didn’t have a lot of balls at all. The truth was I used Tinder because I was totally gutless, because I wanted to seem normal, and because it gave me the perfect excuse to never get close to anybody…”
In no way are these characters perfect, they have their own struggles they deal with. Lucy, I freaking love her sense of humor, goes on a lot of tinder dates that typically don’t work out so well. (I mean its hilarious to read and totally relatable because we’ve all been through those really AWKWARD dates.) It could be because she subconsciously compares all her dates to Aiden.😏 She basically sets herself up for disaster. Yet she doesn’t allow herself to see Aiden more than just her best friend. Lucy has her issues. Some that we don’t get to explore too much in this book but enough to know it’s something that she’s clearly dealt with for a long time.
“…I’d never known anyone who was more true to his word. If he told you he would be there, he would be. If he made a promise, he didn’t break it. If he entered into a relationship with you, you were given every benefit of the doubt until you crossed him, and then it was like you never existed…”
Model girlfriends and money aside, I applaud Aiden.👏🏽 Not only for being my leading man or being a best friend a girl could ask for but for being a really good boyfriend. Maybe even too good for his current girlfriend. He puts up with a lot. I don’t like Chelsea whatsoever. I understand wanting to be healthy and eating right but I mean come on. Let Aiden eat lol.🍦🍔🍕🍝🍞 Chelsea is a snake. I tried to sympathize with her but she’s repeatedly doing things that make it hard to. The extremes people do in order to pursue their dreams. But at what cost? Aiden’s concerns are understandable. How do you help someone who doesn’t want listen?
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Oh yeah evil people.🤔
I freaking LOVE ice cream!😚
I absolutely love that Aiden and Lucy have this thing where they check out new places for the best ice cream.☺️ Recently I’ve been eating nothing but coffee and peanut butter cup ice cream. It’s not as gross as it sounds I swear!😂 I’m with you there guys I might never eat another vegetable ever again.🙅🏽
“So what’s the plan? Spend the rest of the summer sulking in here so you look like a vampire the first day of sophomore year?”
“It’s not the worst idea. Chicks dig vampires, right?”
Aw the relationship between Lucy and her brother reminds me of the one I have with my own brother.😂 Yes chicks dig vampires. Duh. Young love. Heartbreak. What a great combination for some inspiration. I mean what would the world be without Adele or Taylor swift?
“…I’d rather have an All American boy with blond hair and blue eyes who looks far too innocent to do the nasty things I’d have planned for him.”
Omg Fiona, she’s seriously hilarious! The things she says, it makes sense that she’s besties with Lucy.🙏🏽😂 She’s also not afraid to call you out and gives pretty good advice. Dr Phil in the house. I like that she’s protective of Lucy especially with a boss like theirs. Omg what a creep!! My heart was racing so fast!🙀
I actually liked how we didn’t start off on the Lucy and Aiden train right away. We were seeing them as best friends, their lives outside of each other and their relationships with other characters. Little by little they both started to realize their feelings for each other. It was slow but inevitable. It ended in a really good place … The last line … Aiden FINALLY seeing Lucy in a new light … I’ve been waiting patiently for it and …. I literally leaned back in my chair covering my face with my hands. I don’t know why I torture myself with reading a book series. I need to read the next book! But I never got that gift card for my birthday Ahhhh.🙄
🔅Guys Lucy has impeccable taste not just in best friends *Cough Aiden Cough*😏 or in ice cream but also in music. I have heard of the The Kinks but never took the time to really listen to their music before. Now I have them stuck on repeat.
🔅This is my first book from Hazel Kelly and believe me it will not be my last. I highly recommend this book if you want a sweet and funny story about unexpected love between two best friends. Again this book covers some adult situations and mature content so be warned.📚