Long Little While

You’d be surprised how much you missed something when you’ve been away for a while. I talked to someone recently about my love of reading and they mentioned how I should write reviews. I thought to myself ‘I do!’ but I knew that I hadn’t been consistent with writing them. I don’t think there is any real science behind it, I just think that my love for reading has suddenly outweighed my love for writing reviews.

Don’t get me wrong! I love love love to review novels but I just get so caught up in the stories that I end up reading the next novel and not writing the review. I have sooooo many book reviews to write. I’ve at least read 4 books a week for the last month and a half. Each of them will be getting a review, it’s just a matter of time.

I look forward to the long nights until I get them all done and I hope that you enjoy them.

I love feedback guys! If you hate my reviews, let me know! If you love my reviews, let me know! If you have read the book before, please…let me know and tell me how you felt about it!

 

Jade

Book Review: Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

Hi!

So I am beyond excited to do a review on this novel! When I was in private school I found myself as a definite outcast amongst the other students. You might say that it was because I didn’t come from a rich family like many of the others and that i just didn’t relate to them in anyway. The honest answer is just that I was very shy back then. I didn’t really know a lot of people and wasn’t very good at making friends.

You might’ve guessed, I spent most of my childhood with my nose stuck in chapter books. The majority of the books I read were romance novels. I  was caught up in the whirlwind of what it meant to be in love, the tug and war of the relationships and how the heart comes together. Then it was like the flood gates of everything amazing opened and rained down on me. I came across a novel by Agatha Christie and my heart swelled. All things mysterious, intriguing and thriller flowed out. I was referred to read Mary Higgins Clark by a teacher and I was skeptical. Agatha was the only step I’d taken to broadening my horizons and I balked at the idea.

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I fell in love with her style of writing. I had no idea what I was in store for. A few days ago I found one of her novels in a thrift store and I instantly knew I had to buy it! The story was one of my favorite in all of the books and genres I’ve ever read. The entire time I was on the edge of my seat. I literally jumped up, screamed and did a little dance when the killer was revealed. It was a really great story!

It was basically like reliving my childhood, curling up and unable to put the book down. I was angry, at one point, that the other characters in the story weren’t paying attention. I screamed “pay attention” at least ten times! To my hearts content, there was even a romantic storyline at play!

You have got to read this novel!

Good Readdance!

Jade

Book Review: Renegade by J.A. Sounders

Hey all! I’ve been away for a while so I figured I’d come back and do all the reviews for the books I’ve been reading over these last few months. I was looking through the Orlando paper and I saw that it has really great  suggestions for fun things to do in Orlando. Most of the events are very low priced but alot of them are totally free!! Anyway, so I found out that there was a Book Convention going on at the library and I just HAD to check it out!

Once there, I walked around and talked with a few of the authors that were there. Most of them I hadn’t heard of. I was just leaving when I walked past J.A. Sounder’s table. I had been by earlier in the day when the writers hadn’t arrived yet and was instantly drawn to her cover. Brandished on the table was a note saying “Free novel…just come say hi!” and OF COURSE that was a hook, line AND sinker! So I stopped by, quite oddly I might add, and she said hello. She was super nice and I introduced myself.

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She gave me a book for free just as the sign said! After signing it, she gave a big smile and I knew it’d be the first one I’d read out of all the books I’d bought that day! I saw in the cover that this was the first book she’d written and instantly I was worried. I wasn’t sure what to expect and for some reason wasn’t feeling like being all that adventurous! Boy, was I in for a great surprise!

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Now, on for the review. I absolutely loved the novel! It was crazy, it was filled with gore, it was filled with blood and fighting! As most people know, I am a sucker for romance! It had a great romance plot, one that I was on board with the entire time! I loved this new world that the author formed! The beauty of it just made me want to go there, not to get killed of course but to be under the ocean and watch the fish swim by. I wanted to go through Evie’s garden and take the tube from one sector to another. The story is very well crafted and thought out. It was filled with mystery, intrigue and true eye-opening surprise. It took me less than a few days to read this novel because I did NOT want to put it down at all. I was hooked from the first chapter!

 

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It seems like the further I got into the book I kept wondering why no one has snatched this novel up yet. It has everything that you’d want to see before you. I mean come on people!!! After all of these other novels turned major motion pictures!? Why has no one made a movie out of this story yet? Where is the screen play? Where is the great following? If I’m so excited about this YA  novel that so should you be! Ugh…it actually seems weird to me how much I loved it. I can’t wait until I get the second sequel. I believe it’s called Revelations? I’ll have to check it out. I can’t wait to see what is next for Evie!

Thank you J.A. Sounders for catching my eye and thank you for being a great writer! I definitely look forward to the next book and sharing a review of that one as well! Below you can find a link to her page, a few links to where you can buy the book.

Have you already read this book? Let me know what you thought, if you enjoyed it and how you felt! I would love to know!

Jade Elyzabeth

P.S. Stick around, I have more reviews coming up soon!

 

 

J.A. Sounders’ Author page:

http://jasouders.com/

Where Can You Buy It?:

or

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/renegade-ja-souders/1109152281?ean=9780765332486

 

Movie Review: Meet My Valentine

I am completely in love with this movie. I just…can’t! I cried, I laughed and I was even upset. I just had to share my thoughts! As I stated on my Twitter, if you liked The Notebook you would like this story. It shows the up and downs of a relationship. It shows the struggles of being with someone you love but potentially no longer liking them. Despite cancer rearing its ugly head, the family is able to laugh, enjoy, and find love again.

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Whether you’re having a girls night, need a romantic movie to fill your soul or just want to FEEL something, this is the great movie for that. It actually took a long time for me to finally watch this movie. I kept seeing it on Netflix but I would just skip over it. Finally, I buckled down and watched it and it was a pleasant. Have the tissues prepared!

Jade

Reading Anticipation

I did it!!!

I finally got the new book by Lynsay Sands, Runaway Vampire. I’m so excited. I started reading it last night and am already about 150 pages in. I am still going to be reading the other books that I’m planning to review I just…have…to…read…now!

Do you ever get that anxiety when you’re about to read a new book that you’ve waited so long for. It’s like…will it be good, will it be bad? FREAK OUT MODE!!!! I have, especially if I’ve read another book by the same author that I didnt like as much.

I love when the new book sneaks up on me though. I am not really fond of surprises (they embarrass me lol) but when I’m walking through the book store, Walmart or Publx and suddenly there, on the shelf, a new novel awaits. Yes!! As you can tell, finding new books makes me ecstatic and mushy! I wont give anything away but let’s say that I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.

Good Readance

Jade

Book Review: Opening Hearts by Iona Findley

Hey, all! I just finished reading this next story on Wattpad. I think I am in love with this website. I have found that it makes it so easy to grab the next story and sink my teeth in. I will continue to pull stories from this website. I believe that outing these great stories and sharing them with the world will help cultivate this new authors and incourage them to keep writing! Go Iona!

Opening Hearts is an easy hearfelt story about taking risks, trusting others and self-sacrifice. This is a cute little story about the changes that can happen in life and the good things that come out of them. I would recommend this story if you are looking for something easy and laid back to read. If you’re looking for rainy day stories, this is definitely something to curl up with.

 

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With few risque parts, the author joins a soft romance with a firey passion. It’s a story where love knows no bounds and despite the dangers of life and fear of the unkown there is always a bright side. The plot is well rounded and steady through the story. Check out this story at the link below to follow the story of Jessalyn and Sam.

Jade

P.S. It made me pretty upset to realize the story that I read on Wattpad was actually a duplicate of the original one written by another author. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised as this does happen but gosh… Anyway, my review of this story still stands. I uploaded a link of the author’s page at the bottom.

Here’s the link to this story!

http://ionafindley.com/opening-hearts/

https://www.wattpad.com/story/64885608-opening-hearts

Book Review: His Queen by Amelia Wang

It seems to me that I have found more jewels in unedited and unplublished works on Wattpad than I initially thought. His Queen is definitely one of those hidden gems. Despite English not being the Author’s first language she has a flow to her writing that is unexpected. The story follows an interesting plot, one we’ve seen before but with an interesting twist.

I would say, maybe it was because I am a fast reader or possibly because I had time on my hands but it took me two days to finish this story. Every time I could I pulled up Wattpad and read this story despite having other unfinished novels to read. I would definitely recommend this story if you are looking to be introduced to something paranormal, romantic and fresh.

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I also enjoyed her author notes in between the chapters (and sometimes in them). She is relatable and funny. Most of the time, if I see an author note I dont read it. I really just want to stay intuned to the story and not have to deal with whatever it is they are putting in between (snobbish I know…but I dont like to be interrupted when I read) but after the first one I read each insert.

I’m currently looking for new novels and new paranormal stories, I was definitely not disappointed by this story and will be checking out any other uploaded stories by this author.

Good Readance!

Jade!!

You can find this story at:

https://www.wattpad.com/story/22048040-his-queen-%E2%9C%94

 

What Books Do You Like?

Hi all!

I would love to know what you guys are reading! I really want to know!!

Do you like romance, mystery, paranormal, thriller, non-fiction, biographies, comics, graphic novels, sci-fi or even erotica? It’d be fun to see how many people like the same novels and if you’ve read any of the same books!

Comment and join in the fun!

Jade Elyzabeth

Book Review: Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy

Hey guys!

I’ve read a lot of books lately and unfortunately I haven’t been able to bang out the reviews the way i want. Luckily, tonight has been a very good night for me so please expect a few more awesome reviews than usual!

I thought this was a great novel to an extent. I was definitely interested in Rafe in this novel. His character was loving, straight forward, hard around the edges but also hard in the inside (unlike a lot that i’ve seen as of late). This is another novel (in addition to the previous review) that had a bunch of sex in it. I mean…when i say pages and pages, I mean…paaaaaaages. I mean one time I covered my face a little and just skipped until at least they had their clothes back on.

 
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I disliked the main character female. I just couldn’t deal with her. She annoyed me thoroughly. I just wanted to tell her to shut up a lot. I just couldn’t get her constant “crying”. She is like a 24 year old acting like a 3 year old and it frustrated me. I’ve dealt with some of the issues she goes through in the beginning of the novel and I just felt like saying “Girl!! Get over it!”

Anyway, if you have read this novel and you DID enjoy it let me know!

Jade Elyzabeth

 

Book Reviews: Wicked Lies by Lora Leigh

Hi!

So, I wouldn’t say that I am disappointed…I think that I just say that my tastes weren’t satisfied. I read a book by Lora Leigh recently. I was not at all impressed. It actually frustrated me a little bit. I just couldn’t figure out what I disliked about the novel. I mean yes, I completely expected there to be a lot of sex. I mean, it isn’t just a ROMANCE novel but also a DESIRE novel but…I was surprised. The actual plot of the story seemed to be overtaken by the constant ‘doing it’ of the characters.

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I will say that if you are trying to pick up a naughty book for a long flight (wait…what?) or if you want to pick up a sexy something for the beach this is the book for you. There is so much sex here and such deep description could this book be said or rated as erotica? I think that it could be.

I would not recommend this novel but if any of you have read this novel please tell me your thoughts? Did you like it? Did you believe the chemistry between Jazz and Annie? Don’t let me change your opinion! Let me know!

Jade Elyzabeth