So Over You by Gwen Hayes

The Blurb…

Layney Logan, girl reporter.

That’s all she’s ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it’s a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer, makes it even worse.

The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster thinking he got the best of her, so she takes his ridiculous newspaper assignment–to go on twelve blind dates–to prove his powers of darkness won’t work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time.

And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.

My Thoughts…

So I kind of have a guilty pleasure, now and then I like to read cute, light, pg-13 books, I don’t care if they’re too corny or silly, I like them and I can’t help it… So now that that’s said, last month amazon recommend me this book (amazon’s evil!!!! whispering me to buy stuff… I’ve no self-control…) and ob, boy! how surprised I was!!! Don’t be fooled by the cover, this book was good.

The story begins just cute and fun: Layney Logan is a little sharp around the edges, has a dry humor and isn’t girly girly, she doesn’t date, so she’s challenged by her archenemy, Jimmy Foster, to write a story for the school paper about going out with 12 guys from different school teams.

And Foster is really her archenemy, the dynamic among them is great and gives her the opportunity to make funny comments about it:

A slow smile slithered across his face and he winked at me He was plotting something horrid. There was no other explanation for his apparent happiness. Every time that boy smiled, somewhere a puppy died.

At first everything is about how she tackles this endeavor. Later on we found out that at middle school Foster and Logan were an item, a really big item, so it makes you wonder what happened. I thought for a moment that maybe Foster was a jerk and tried to pressure her to move forward and have sex or something like that but it wasn’t like that, I was so wrong….. And little by little you realize they still have feelings for each other:

We kissed with the same parry and thrust that we did everything. An answer to a taunt. Vying for what seemed to be the same thing, the clash of wills and lips.

but still something felt wrong/off and finally almost at the end of the story a big reveal is made and it’s a total shock, at least for me, I didn’t saw it coming…. my heart broke for both of them…

I was incredulous, from early on I was suspicious because something didn’t add up, but I didn’t expected that dark turn and suddenly everything clicked.

At the end everything worked out for the best but maybe I would have added one last chapter or an epilogue.

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So Over You

Rating: 4 stars

4starstribal

reviewed by irais v2

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The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

The Blurb…

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

My Thoughts…

So I read Origin (Lux #4) two weeks ago and I really was disappointed, I used to love Daemon and I don’t know… the spark was gone, the story felt meh…  and was totally predictable, nevertheless the one good thing about the book is that Jennifer L. Armentrout made a reference of the Sweet Evil the first book of Wendy Higgins trilogy about the sons and daughters of fallen angels.  I was intrigued and stared reading the book and I was hooked! I finish it as well as the second book and two extras from Wendy’s blog (Chapter 1 and 26 form Kaidan POV) in less than 3 days!!! I loved the story and even though I have read some books about angels the story felt different and fresh.

Ana knows she’s different but doesn’t know why, she’s adopted, her mother died at childbirth and her father is in prison so she doesn’t have someone to answers her questions. Then she meets Kaidan Rowe drummer in a semi-famous band and the embodiment of lust, he’s the first guy that Anna feels attracted to (and with good reason). Anna is surprised when Kaidan appears to know what she’s. So they embark in a road trip to visit her father so she can finally have answers, and as usual everything gets complicated after that.

Long story short Anna is the daughter of Belial (Duke of Substance Abusse) but her mother was a Guardian Angel, so she’s good and bad. (FYI Kaidan is the son of the Duke of Lust). Anna is part of a long forgotten prophecy and she”s supposed to rid the earth of all demons, send to heaven the repentant lost angels and to hell the forever lost.

For me it was really interesting the concept of being the embodiment of a particular sin, fighting that nature and  trying to be good. Don’t get me wrong many of the Duke’s offspring do it gladly but some are forced to do their biding not having a choice whatsoever.

Now I have to wait until next year to see what happens and it’s killing me!!!!

 

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Sweet Evil
Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil)
Sweet Peril

Rating…

4starstribal

reviewed by irais v2

Dark Genesis by Dave Ferraro

The Blurb…

Alyssa opened her eyes to darkness. And in the first flash of light provided by a gathering storm, she could make out a ring of bodies surrounding her.

With no memory of who she is, Alyssa stumbles into a dark world populated by witches. The witches are powerful, and demonstrate frightening powers, but even more terrifying are the monsters who rule over the land. Vampires, werewolves and other awful creatures of the night have taken over, forcing the witches behind stone walls, afraid to venture outdoors. But Alyssa finds that as she kills certain monsters, memories return to her, memories of a life on Earth, and the boy she left behind.

The quest to collect her memories and piece together the puzzle of what has happened to her is a daunting one, with betrayals and sacrifices every step of the way. But Alyssa is determined to fight for a world that is not her own, destroying powerful monsters along the way, so that she can return home to the boy she is coming to love through the memories she recollects.

 

My thoughts…

This was not the book for me, a little too fairy tale… but that doesn’t mean that isn’t a good book, I think is well written and if you’re into fairy tale kind of stories this is definitely the book for you

I was expecting something different, more like paranormal urban fantasy, so maybe that’s why I didn’t liked the book so much…

The book stars a little too slow paced and then at the 70% of the book everything happens too quickly and the end was a little disappointing, after all Alyssa had to overcome I was like “seriously?????”

I was more interested in Alyssa previous life than what was happening in this other world/dimension/plane or whatever you want to call it

Also somethings were really predictable

The good thing was that some of the supporting characters where interesting but the villains felt kind of meh…

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Dark Genesis

Rating:

3starstribal

reviewed by irais v2

Book provided by the author in exchange of my honest review.