Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #1
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub Date: November 4, 2014
Pages: 368
My Copy: E-Book 


Book Summary:

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure

Book Review:

A totally wonderful, uplifting and exhilarating adventure of a book that takes you on a journey that you will not forget. Marguerite’s life is one wild ride from the moment she takes the journey to try to find her father’s killer and justice. She finds that things are not always what they seem. Plus her life is very different with every reality.

What I found really interesting is that when it starts, Marguerite finds herself wanting revenge for her father’s death. We get the background story of Marguerite and the other characters, her family, the two men in her life Paul and Theo.  Paul is a family friend, Theo is her friend, maybe boyfriend possibly. She thinks that Paul has murdered her father because of the technology that her father has created and used a device known as the Firebird which allows people to travel to alternate dimensions taking over their other selves in that dimension. I thought that this was an interesting concept, plus it was believable the way that the technology worked. Plus Theo manages to assemble two old ones so that both him and Marguerite can find Paul and bring him to justice for killing Marguerite’s father. I really like that there’s a purpose to Marguerite’s traveling through dimensions, except that nothing is what we really think.

As we go through the dimensions, we learn that Paul has been set up. During some of the dimensions or alternate realities, we find that things are a lot different. One of my favorite dimensions was the one where Marguerite was a princess and that Paul was her guard. I thought that this was really well done. Plus Paul and Marguerite really get to know one another on a very different level. Their relationship was so great to see it unfold and blossom in a very unexpected way. Plus we learn that Paul isn’t what we are told. He is a  great character in his own way.

The book is intense in a lot of ways. We learn that there are other people pulling strings. Then there’s a twist regarding Theo. Theo is not her Theo, but another Theo from a different world. I totally could get this with all that we know about the Firebird technology. Plus Marguerite finds out that what she thought about the past is not true. Also there’s a really cool twist that I totally enjoyed, but I don’t want to spoiled that I really found awesome.

Great action, romance, twists, alternated dimensions, and fighting for what you want and believe in is all wrapped up in this book. This book was awesome.

Rating:

4.5 Hearts




Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates, Etc....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Book Review: Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey


Title: Indecent Exposure
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon
Pub Date: January 30, 2018 
Pages: 384
My Copy: Courtesy of Edelweiss and Avon Books 

Book Summary:

Is there a problem, Officer? 

Jack Garrett isn’t a police officer yet, but there’s already an emergency. His new firearms instructor—the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym—is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack’s never cared much for rules . . .

Katie McCoy’s been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin’ hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack—but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid.

Jack’s charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He’ll do anything to keep her in his life . . . except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

Book Review:

Jack and Katie are just two characters that have a magnetic appeal. I really love the chemistry that these two individuals have together. Nothing is ever really easy between two people who don’t necessarily have anything in common or so they think. Love the fact that these two individuals have a journey that neither of them expected.

When Jack and Katie meet each other you think that these two characters are not going to get along since both are not what you call each other’s type. I really found Jack to be quite charming and Katie to be driven. Jack is a bit of a person who seems to be interested in Katie at first for a one night stand, then things start to change as he gets to know this wonderful girl. He begins to imagine things changing for him. Also he is always screwing things up. His career at the police academy is in jeopardy and things are not going well. Jack doesn’t know what he will do. Katie showing up in his life definitely throws some new complications into his life.

One of the complications that happens in this book is that she is a visiting officer from Ireland and now his temporary boss and this makes things a bit awkward for him. Given how they spent some time together before this moment and now going forward as she is his superior and helping to train the recruits. This makes things a bit awkward for them.  Now they have to spend time working together and Jack is her subordinate so it makes things a bit more complicated. Besides she is only there for a limited time.

We learn a lot about Jack and Katie’s background. Both have very different backgrounds and experiences growing up. Jack has had a very twisted background as his mother wasn’t the greatest parental role model and Katie has been groomed to go to the Olympics, but she has never wanted to do that. What she really wants to do is something that she loves. Makes and sell purses. 

This relationship seems so wrong, but they both find themselves becoming better versions of themselves. I really like how Jack starts to realize that he needs help and starts getting better because of what happens between him and Katie. Katie also helps him at the academy. He is really trying to be better. His performance starts to improve and so does Jack’s attitude because Katie makes him want to be a better man. I love this side that Katie brings out in him.

Everything in this book works out in the end for both of these characters because they realize how much they need one another. Katie manages thanks to Charlie a 90 Day Extension on her visa. I thought that these two wonderful human beings worked so hard for one another to be the kind of person each one of them deserve. Plus the happy ending made me happy. The romance was superb in this book. 

I really am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book in this series.

Rating:

4.5 Hearts






Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates,

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