Tuesday, 23 June 2015


WICKED LUCK by Shannon Maynard

TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! The time has finally come for the new release of Wicked Luck by Shannon Maynard. This new sweet and mysterious romance is available in print through most book stores and ebook through all ebook platforms. Check out this new title presented by Crimson Tree Publishing. You won't regret picking up this contemporary romance. 
  

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Sweet & YAm rated)
AMAZON / NOOK / iBOOKS / SMASHWORDS / KOBO
How can Ava Starr's worst nightmare be Dax Miller's dream come true?
For the past three years, Dax has been stranded on Lamarai Island with his stepsister and two tribes of cannibals. But now a beautiful girl named Ava has washed up on shore. After secretly reading her journal, he believes she is a perfect match to the girl of his dreams. He's determined not only to keep her alive, but also to win over her heart by convincing her to forget about her past and the secrets that continue to haunt her.
Ava Starr has always been the epitome of bad luck, but she never imagined she would wake up and find herself on a cannibal-infested island with no memory of how she got there. The last thing she remembers is boarding a plane with her pilot boyfriend, Preston. But now he and his crew are missing, and she must find him before a tribe of hungry cannibals finds him first. But Ava's troubles have followed her to Lamarai, where once again she's surrounded by danger and people who want her dead. She finds herself caught in a web of deceit and soon discovers the answers to her mysterious past can be found in the most unlikely of places, and that no one is actually who they seem to be.
Written through alternate points of view, Wicked Luck will have you grasping for answers until the final page.


I love the cover!!! And the plot sounds interesting. Going straight to my tbr list!!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Review of Watch Me Burn (The December People series #2) by Sharon Bayliss

Watch Me Burn is the second book in The December People series. There are two more books in the series and am excited for their release. How do I know? Well if you love a story you obviously ask how many more books will be there. I'm excited for them. Yesterday I posted review of first book if you haven't read it check it out Here and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!
But first can we just look at the beautiful cover for a minute. Love the cover!!

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Title: Watch Me Burn (The December People series #2)

Author: Sharon Bayliss

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: The December People



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Blurb

David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.

His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl--who happens to be a summer witch--begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic's command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.

David and Emmy quickly learn that the mystery is not only about a missing girl they barely know, but a deeply personal story that impacts everyone they care about. As their world crumbles, they fear the warning may be true—never mess with summer wizards, because the good guys always win.



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My Review


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved it! More than the first book!! I can't wait for third book!! I want to read it now. Author Sharon Bayliss took it to a whole new level. It was like the story was flowing in front my eyes, like watching a movie. I'd love to see this as TV series. In this book also I'm really confused about Jude. And the end, the end!!! I was like are the next pages missing? It wasn't a cliffhanger but it was a mild one but have to wait for it in the next book. I don't know what new things about magic world will be added in the next book but I'm excited for it!!!

Edit: I read and finished the book today which is 21st June; Summer Solstice AAaaa! Lol! You will understand when you read the book haha. But am excited about this book and next one and next after next Eeeek!

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"So, where were you?” Dad asked.
“I was at a strip club smoking crack. And then I robbed a convenience store."

Lol, I like her.


"Rule 1. Magic is bad,” Emmy continued. “Rule 2. Never do magic. Rule 3. No , seriously magic is always bad. I really mean it this time. And so on, and so forth."
I'm liking her more and more.

Patrick figured that nearly getting burned alive had been enough to shake Xavier back to life. He had the look of someone who had woken from a coma to find the hospital burning around him.
Well I think that is kind of true and funny to imagine.

Yeah, but still. There is a reason why wizards still carry cell phones. Steve Jobs bested us on that one.
Omg! Lol! I'm loving it more and more

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 I finished reading the book yesterday, so that's why I was excited at the coincidence of the Solstice and the story line revolving around the subject. So on that occasion author  Sharon Bayliss is having an awesome giveaway on her blog. So check it out Here


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As a child, Sharon enjoyed playing in mud, collecting frogs, and was so certain that there was a ghost in her closet that her mother admits that she half-expected to really find one there. She began writing her first novel at the age of fifteen (handwritten in a spiral marked ‘private’).

A proud Austinite, Sharon never saw much sense in moving anywhere else and got her degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. As an author and social worker, she has devoted her life to making the lives of real people better and the lives of fictional people much, much worse. 

When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and still playing in the mud (which she now calls gardening).

 



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Review of Destruction (The December People #1) by Sharon Bayliss and Giveaway

 Destruction is the first book in The December People series. You will understand the series name once you read the book. This is the first book of author Sharon Bayliss I've read and I love her writing. She kept me up all night by the book. And look at the gorgeous cover, I love it!!
Thank you to  author Sharon Bayliss for donating an e-copy of Destruction. So don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Title: Destruction

Author: Sharon Bayliss

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: The December People



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Blurb

David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything.

Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.

Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

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 My Review



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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it!! Really awesome! The flow of the writing and the pace got me hooked to the story and kept me going. I started before dinner and I think it was a mistake cuz I was like just one more chapter and it turned out the whole book.I was in reading slump and the book got me out of it. I read it all night or morning and I was feeling refreshed lol. And have to take advantages of last few days of vacations.
The story line was page turner. The characters had their flaws but there are two that I don't know how I feel, I'm conflicted whether or not I want to strangle them. Through out the story it had a dark edge making me anticipate when a twist will be thrown. Learning about magic, wizards. Types of wizards and how the magic could be detrimental if used by dark wizards as it only causes destruction hence the title, love it! It felt realistic cuz it wasn't rushed into all of them doing magic once they learned about themselves. It felt as if I'm watching a movie. I enjoyed the book. Now I'm off to read the next book what more is there. And The series name The December People, you will know what it means once you read the book. Cuz when I read the title what it could mean but I like it now as I know.
Got the ebook in exchange of an honest review

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I don’t think so,” Patrick said. “I never got my owl from Hogwarts."
That made me grin. I mean I also never got the letter, I can understand :P

The ER resembled an extremely ill-fated Halloween party. A fairy crying in a wheelchair. A zombie covered in real blood. A giant mustard bottle holding up a limping giant ketchup bottle. Halloween.
Yup! Halloween.


David wondered whether or not he should change his retirement plan based on the apparently shorter life expectancy of a wizard.
I really like his thinking even though he is not trying to be funny, lol!



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About the Author


As a child, Sharon enjoyed playing in mud, collecting frogs, and was so certain that there was a ghost in her closet that her mother admits that she half-expected to really find one there. She began writing her first novel at the age of fifteen (handwritten in a spiral marked ‘private’).

A proud Austinite, Sharon never saw much sense in moving anywhere else and got her degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. As an author and social worker, she has devoted her life to making the lives of real people better and the lives of fictional people much, much worse. 

When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and still playing in the mud (which she now calls gardening).

 



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Monday, 15 June 2015


Release Day of  The Z Chronicles Anthology and Review

 

Zombies, we usually get this pic in mind; nasty half dead people trying to eat our minds and turn us into something like them. 
Or we just think of Walking Dead (though haven't watched it yet) or Resident Evil (My fav and first movie with zombies. Isn't Alice awesome!!). We who love apocalypse fics or movies like to think we will be prepared when this comes up on us. Well I'd like to think that. In this chronicles there are different types of Z Apoc that could happen. It have fourteen different stories ranging from being a zombie with a conscience and getting cured after being a zombie or fighting it or how it all differently started. So Below is the blurb and my short review of each story.
 

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Blurb


Z. Among the most monstrous creations of our imaginations, the zombie terrifies with its capacity to pursue its prey unrelentingly, to run it down, exhaust it to surrender.

In this title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies, fourteen authors confront that nightmare, that horrific mirror of ourselves turned base, soulless, and hungry.


My Review 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Foreword by Samuel Peralta
"We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”– Stephen King
Starting with that quote and describing this phrase in few pages with a story was awesome! Loved it! Comparison between fear and zombie. Describing how fear is kind of zombie,Awesome!

Fear is the zombie that pursues you, mindless, unrelenting, hungry.


Vindica by Ann Christy
Woaw, that was cool! My first zombie read! I love zombie movie and have wanted to read the books. My interest piqued by Ann's The in-betweener book, when I read it's excerpt but haven't read it yet but as soon as I finish this book, I'm going for it. This short story is related to that series, so a win win. I liked it a lot. I was holding my breath when they were leaving Vindicia. And there plan woaw I don't know what to say. It was short life for Vindicia.


Six Days by Theresa Kay
Damn and woaw. I loved it. It had bittersweet ending. Sarah has Six Days before she turns into a zombie but she have to try to be human as long as her son Benjamin is in right hands and safe. But will she able to find the safe for little Benny. Read to find out.


Kamika-Z by Christopher Boore
It was okay, in the beginning I didn't liked it but after POV of other characters and knowing their views, I started getting in the story. Well after that shit hit the fan. I liked the idea there being of cyborg zombies.


The Fall of the Percedus by Jennifer Foehner Wells
Freako! This was horrifying! Doomed! Loved it!! How science could go wrong and it's horrifying consequences. Even though you trying to do good and save the world it could lead to something terrible without bad intentions.


Z Ball by Will Swardstrom
The concept was freaking cool!! I loved it. It was a mix with dystopian genre. Football with a mix of zombies. I enjoyed out-of-the-box take on the zombie genre.
But I think I shouldn't have expected a HEA or close when I started the chronicles.


Gloria by Hugh Howey
Cool, liked it. Gloria is a zombie, the story is from her POV. She has conscience but can't control her hunger. What would you do if you was her and couldn't stop the instincts.


Her by David Adams
Nice liked it. Comparison of life of Diane how she was treated before and after being a zombie. Her sexuality didn't mattered when she became a zombie. As the people hate what she have become not who she was.


The Soulless: A History of Zombieism in Chiitai and Mihari Culture by Lesley Smith
Well it was interesting, liked it. It was sci-fi and mild horror mix for me. I liked 873e! Like the story, have to re-read sometimes as I jumbled up the names lol.


Hybrid by Geoffrey Wakeling
WoaW, speechless don't know what to say. I can imagine a type a dystopian era after the story finished. Freya well could be said was a survivor and will survive at any cost!


Free Fall by Peter Cawdron
I loved it! This is my fav story. A cool possibility not the apocalypse but an astronaut coming to earth finding a zombie apocalypse has taken place.


Girl, Running by Kris Holt
Really good, got to know everything in just a short story. Loved it!


The Sin Eater by Stacy Ericson
Well I didn't understood the meaning behind the story until I read what is sin eater and how it could be related to zombie in A word from author's section. We could perceive it like that.


The World After by Angela Cavanaugh
WoaW, this was really cool!! Loved it! Ella is strong minded.I loved how everything panned out. I just love the stories even with a little bit of dystopia, it is my go to genre.


Curing Khang Yeo by Deirdre Gould
This story has rendered me speechless. Wow, just think about getting cured after being a zombie, sound good? But what if you remember everything; the people you have killed, maybe your loved ones. Will you be able to live with yourselves, forgive yourselves when you could hear their scream, their faces etched with terror seeing you as the monster. Will being will be the blessing then or death sounds more of a blessing. I loved this and it was nice how it is place in the end as it is a perfect book to be in the end to go with a bang and this is my most fav in The Z Chronicles.

Really cool zombie reads in one place.
Got ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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And also in end of each story there was A Word from Author section which I enjoyed very much. Getting to know what made the author think about the book just read. How the story came to be and their inspiration and what they wanted to convey through it. I love getting to know extra things about the book I like and love.  

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

New Release The Wanderer (Silverleaf Chronicles 1) by Vincent Trigili and Review

Today The Wanderer by Vincent Trigili released which is the first episode in Silverleaf Chronicles. There is prequel The Storymaster which was released in The Dragon Chronicles anthology. After reading The Storymaster I was looking forward for this story which did not disappointed me.
The Wanderer is a short story and the books in The Silverleaf Chronicles will be available in episodes.
This series is about a Dragonmaster, Silverleaf who is born in an era without dragons. And a Dragonmaster without a Dragon or vice-versa goes rogue and succumbs to madness. So will Silverleaf become a madman? Have to read the series! Am excited to for this! Can't wait for second episode! And my review for The Dragon Chronicles is Here in which there is small review of The Storymaster.

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Title: The Wanderer (Silverleaf Chronicles #1)

Author: Vincent Trigili

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Silverleaf Chronicles


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Synopsis

Episode one of The Silverleaf Chronicles follow the life of Silverleaf, a dragonmaster who was born into a world without dragons, and doomed to die as a madman alone in the wilderness until a young woman enters his life, and a mysterious army marches across the land destroying all in its path.


My Review

 

The Wanderer (Silverleaf Chronicles 1)The Wanderer by Vincent Trigili
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved the book. I read The Storymaster in Dragon Chronicles and wanted to know more about Silverleaf and I'm excited to know more about what more happens and how everything goes in Silverleaf Chronicles and can't wait to read other episodes in the series. This is the first one and I thought the first book in the series would start after where it left in The Storymaster, but it didn't. But I don't mind, I know in future books it will be revealed.
I loved the vivid description by author Mr. Trigili especially when Silverleaf went into madman phase, lol it was a little funny for me. It was like I was inside the book and when it ended I came out of it and I was like turning the pages to make sure there wasn't more. A really nice read! Can't wait till all the episodes are out to read.
I got ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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About the Author


 
Vincent, father and husband of nearly two decades, holds degrees in both Math and Computer Science. In addition, he has published an astronomy journal and anchored popular blogs, along with publishing numerous articles, poetry and other works.
He got his start in writing fiction as a small child, losing himself in the worlds he dreamed up in order to escape the doldrums of normal life. Now, using his formal education and extensive career experience, he excels in creating fictional worlds of depth and rich fantasy, while maintaining a foundation of reality based on science and technology.
The early books in the series take place in a futuristic universe that has recently been discovered by a medieval realm; later books in the series will take place in either realm, or perhaps a realm that has yet to be discovered.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Review of The Wanted (The Woodlands #4) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor


So the last day and last book The Wounded series. *Sigh* Now also when I think about the end I get the bittersweet feeling. Not wanting to all the friends or characters to let go. But it is the end soo...
And if you haven't read the review of previous books in the series click on the following. The Woodlands (#1) , The Wall (#2), The Wounded (#3), The Willful (#3.5)



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Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #4)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

 

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Synopsis

What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted? It s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions. It s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, Anything and everything. The only thing they want is to be back in each other s arms. But what will it cost them to get there? Separated after a failed mission, they are caught in dual hells. Joseph, sinking as he struggles to face what he did to escape and who he had to leave behind. Rosa, straddling the divide between fighting the evil, calculating Superior Grant and trying her best to stay alive. When what they Wanted seems unreachable, can they find the strength the will to keep trying? To keep fighting? And find their way back to each other and to Orry?

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And if you don't know these all the trailers are made by Lauren Nicolle Taylor, isn't it cool? I loved all the trailers, Lauren is amazing! Now my review, it is below.

My Review


The Wanted (The Woodlands #4)The Wanted by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sigh! The last book. The End. I"m happy with the end and am satisfied but I don't think I am able to let go all the characters. I love them all and it has been tough journey with losses, the obstacles, the pain, the tears shed, the relief, the hurt, all the emotions, it is bitter sweet. It was a roller coaster.
It's been Awesome to get to know Rosa and growing with her throughout the series. She is stronger and brave and everyone; all the survivors too, but she was selfish too, which make her more realistic, to save the loved ones. She is just awesome!
I'll miss all of the survivor family, love them all. Orry, Hessa, Rosa May, they have also been through the hard days too, but were protected by all the family. They are the lifeline and motivation for the better future and for all the people that endured through greed and selfishness of the superiors.

Hope to see them in future. The end of an amazing series, which I'm trying to hold on.


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“Yours doesn’t, you blond jerk.” I was no longer beautiful blond man.

I think I mentioned this; or not but Rash is awesome!!!




His eyes found me. He put his hand up, stop, and yelled, “Call me Naf!” Then he grinned and turned away. He pushed the button twice for instant detonation, and the air around him flashed white.

I have to stop reading for few minutes and control my emotions.
There have been losses through the journey, it is heart breaking. It feels so real, getting to know them and losing them, even nearly losing Joseph and Rosa.




The only way to describe the color was ‘blah’, as if they had mixed every dull color together to create one super-dull one.

I love the way she thinks. Lol! 'Blah'

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I really don't want to let go :( but there is another book; Nora and Kettle by the author I'm looking forward for!!! I just can't wait! It is long wait as it releasing on 29 Feb next year but I'm going to be patient.  Below is the synopsis and it already have me excited!!

Synopsis of Nora and Kettle


 What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?

Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora, the privileged daughter of a controlling and violent civil rights lawyer. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to change.

A Japanese American orphaned at a young age and interned by the US government during the war, cautious, seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. But now that he has his hideout in an abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys, things are looking up.

For months, they’ve lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide when Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.

In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary adversity. Kettle, an orphaned Japanese American, is struggling to make a life for himself in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to—the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having “one drop of Japanese blood in them.” Nora, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans, is barely surviving her violent home and dreams of a life outside of the brownstone walls.

Their meeting is inevitable, devastating and ultimately healing, their story, a collection of events, each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.
 
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 The book already have reviews 0.0 I guess I've to get in touch with Mrs. Taylor for early copy of the book! Fingers crossed!


About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.


She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 







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Monday, 8 June 2015

Review of The Willful (The Woodlands #3.5) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

The Willfull is a novella, hence a short story and it is Rosa's mothers POV. And why she made those choices and chose to be who she is and I'm warning you not to read after The Wanted. You will know why when you read the last book and I'm happy I read it before it. 
  And if you haven't checked the first three reviews click on the titles, The Woodlands (#1) , The Wall (#2), The Wounded (#3)

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Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #3.5)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

 

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Synopsis

When a heart is in pieces, can it still be broken?
Quiet, contemplative Esther is in love. It’s an all-encompassing love that sweeps her off her feet but also leaves her dangling with nothing to hold onto. It’s thrilling, unlike anything she’s ever felt before, and she gives her whole heart to this marriage, to this willful, passionate man.
Things change when she becomes a mother. It’s not just the two of them anymore, and as Esther gives a large piece of her heart to her daughter, Rosa, she starts to realize that maybe love shouldn’t be this hard. That she shouldn’t have to give up her whole self to be with him. That now that she’s a mother, she can’t.
Set in the years leading up to The Woodlands, The Willful follows Esther, Rosa’s mother, as she navigates young motherhood, a marriage on the brink, and the hard decisions that come with living in a controlled world with an uncontrollable man.
  
There is no awesome trailer for The Willfull and the reason is obvious if there was it would have the whole book in it. So below is my review.

My Review


The Willful (The Woodlands, #3.5)The Willful by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is from Rosa's mom Esther's POV. It's a short story and gives a glimpse into her mind and life. I liked to know her. Seeing Rosa and Pelo (Rosa's father) from her eyes and getting to know her, why she behaved the way she did and why she made Pelo to leave. After reading The Woodlands, I have been curious, what had happened. I thought she didn't cared that much for Rosa but damn, I am so dead wrong and feel like an idiot.
I finished reading in an hour and way too early, lol didn't knew it was a short story. And am glad I read it before The Wanted as I didn't knew the future or there would have been to much water work.
And hope there will be more spin offs, to know what happens in all their future.

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About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.


She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 







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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Review of The Wounded (The Woodlands #3) Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Well Sorry, I couldn't post yesterday my internet was down. So today is the third day so review of third book in The Woodlands series; The Wounded. Only two more books one the novella and the last book in the series. If you haven't read my review of first book The Woodlands click here and the second book The Wall here.

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 Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #3)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

 

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 Synopsis

You think you're in control. That it's your hands on the reins. But I'm starting to think either someone else is driving, or the reins are attached to nothing. Just flapping and snapping in the breeze. What could be simple, never is. Rosa doesn't want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. So she must find the strength to battle her way back to her family, while mustering the courage to face her father, his secrets. With her best friend, Rash, by her side, she feels blessed and cursed. He is her saving grace, but will Joseph accept him and forgive her for leaving? Rosa must pull these threads together as she hacks her way to The Wall with the aid of her new companions but, heart breakingly, without the one person she'd planned to save. Finding her way home is only the beginning. The biggest changes, the shocking truths, are waiting, hovering over the town like a menacing vapor. The Wounded have waited, nursed, and been dormant for too long. And now they're coming... dragging the ghosts of their lost ones behind them.

 

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My Review

The Wounded (The Woodlands, #3)The Wounded by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WoW! The last chapter, I couldn't stop the tears, they are sneaky. This book kept me on edge, I knew I would have to brace myself from beginning but the story threw me off sometimes and I really liked it. I am in love with this series. Hope Rosa comes out unscathed, well as less unscathed as possible. The superiors are ruthless, just Hate them!
And relief after finding out Orry will be okay, Thank goodness. I mean that little guy shouldn't be going through all this.
The writing is capturing, author Lauren is one of my favs. It was as if I was literally there.
Just freaking addictive.
Now off to read next book! Excited and nervous the last installment in the series.

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Edit I've already finished reading the series so the last line was at the time I hadn't finished but if I was reading the book now I'd have finished it one day.

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About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.


She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 






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Friday, 5 June 2015

Review of The Wall (The Woodlands series #2) by Taylor Nicolle Taylor

Second day and review of the second book in The Woodlands series. It gets more and more interesting as we move further in the series. If you haven't read yesterday's post about the first book and the review click Here 
And if you didn't guess from the title The Wall, what wall? Here is the hint ;)



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 Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #2)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

 

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 Synopsis 

Joseph, wake up, wake up, wake up...

She says it over and over. It’s her mantra, her prayer, her plea. But life doesn’t stop while he’s sleeping. With a newborn baby in her arms, Rosa's thrown into a new world, with new rules and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. She’s sure they didn’t rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts. The Survivors must want something in return.

The Wall finds Rosa eagerly entering a new life, yet struggling to keep the demons and ghosts of the past from dragging her backwards. She’s left so many people behind.

There’s freedom in the Survivors’ world, more than she’d ever dreamed of, but there’s also secrets. The darkest of which pulls Rosa headfirst into a trauma, forcing her to reevaluate her past and pushing her to make a choice that threatens to destroy the tenuous, sewn-together family she’s built on the outside.


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My Review

The Wall (The Woodlands, #2)The Wall by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome!!! Amazing!!!
WoW! This is series getting more and more awesome and addictive. The author now also sucked me in the story. I just can't help but feel every emotions of Rosa. Even though she acts selfish sometime but it's so real that I just can't seem to express and explain. The story is speechless. The fear of unknown when they reached the wall (Great wall of China). Will it be same as woodlands or will it be safe place from there.
Then the bonus chapter, chapter from Joseph's Pov. Yes that's a bonus chap for me :D I wanted to see his point of view and even it was one chap I got it. YaY! not only for me, for anyone who adores him.
Then the matter with Cal, I just wanted it to leave behind, I was sad but I don't wanted to think about him. Ugh! I just can't figure out my emotions.
The rescue mission had me on the edge of my bed and has now too. So, badly I want to know what happens next.
The end! The end!! Does it always end with finding person with one blue eye and other brown. In first the baby and now .... Nope not telling you. You have to find out, you will before she expresses it in the story, I did and it was awesome!
And yes she found Rash! Lol he made me laugh.
I hope they get home without any obstacle but I know that they will face them. But a girl can hope.
It's definitely a must read series and book!

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About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.


She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 




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Check out tomorrow for the review of third book in the series. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Review of The Woodlands (The Woodlands series #1) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

So I've read thirty eight books this year out of hundred and I noticed I've not posted about all of them here. So I completed The Woolands series in January; taking advantage of the New Year vacations. So I read the last three remaining books in the series in three days, yes I was on a reading spree and the series had gotten me hooked. Dystopian is my fav genre especially in YA. And author Lauren Nicolle Taylor does an awesome job of hooking you into the story. So below is my review of each four books and novella in the series. 
Okay today I'll post about the first book The Woodlands in the series as it will get too long with everything. So I decided next five days I'll post review of each books in the series. 


 Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #1)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing 


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 Synopsis


When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.

The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.


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The Woodlands (The Woodlands, #1)The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author hooked me in the first chapter. It was a roller coaster for me, the anticipation, feeling scared and it was so realistic, I connected with all the characters. Rosa is strong, independent but not invincible, she is awesome. I got inside her head. Joseph, just no words to describe him, he is amazing and patient and Awesome!!! Clara, I love her too the mama bear and optimistic, I'm really sad with what happened.  You have to read the story to know what I'm talking about.
And the end *sigh* I'm craving for more!!!!!
This I strongly recommend to read.
I edited a little from my GR review as I think I was totally excited at the moment I wrote the review just after finishing the book and was caught in the moment.
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About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.


She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 






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