sabato 3 gennaio 2015

BOOK REVIEW: How To Hook A Bookworm

Title: How To Hook A Bookworm
Author: Cassie Mae
Series: How To (Book Three)


Getting kissed for a birthday present should not be a big deal. Especially for Brea Mason, who doesn’t think of her best friend, Adam Silver, in any way other than… well, a friend. But after the liplock she can’t seem to get him off her mind. And she has to, because Adam is a senior while she’s stuck in high school for another two years.

Then BAM, the perfect distraction comes along in the form of a new, hot sophomore who actually seems interested in Brea, despite her anti-social personality. And with the stress at home, stress at school, and ignoring the reality of all her friends leaving come June, Brea welcomes the distraction.

But when she sees four fat Fs on her report card, Brea needs a study buddy, and the best candidate is Adam, book nerd and math whiz. So she enlists his help, hoping the birthday kiss was just a fluke. After all, she has a boyfriend now. It should be easy to ignore the butterflies and fizzy feelings that arise with the bookworm… right?


 This book was soooo good!
I loved loved loved Adam! He was sooo cute and sweet and amazing. Well, there was a time when I wanted to punch his face or kick his butt really know, when they left the wedding party for a while and after that. Until the moment he realized he was wrong and Brea was right.
I liked Brea, though not all the time. There were times I was like, WTF girl?!?! But towards the end I really liked her determination.
I didn't like Jay at all. He was lame, boring, uninteresting and kind of stupid. I didn't like his "solution" for Brea's grades and it actually shocked me a little.
This book was hard to put down, in fact I kept reading til the end. It made me cry like a freak towards the end. I actually sobbed. Yeah, I was a real mess at the time. I felt connected to Brea and that made my emotional state even worse. But that means the author made a good job, so that's very positive.
I really appreciate the happy ending. I really do. But I want to see a happily ever after for Brea and Adam too. I'm hoping in an other book in this series and I'm dying to see (good)developments for Brea and Adam and maybe a wedding for Sierra and Levi?

***4 stars*** 

venerdì 2 gennaio 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Biggest Flirts

Title: Biggest Flirts
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives (Book One)


Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want.

Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger.

As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing Will away drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…


I liked this book. I wasn't impressed with the main characters, especially in the beginning. But I got to like Tia a little halfway through the story. I wasn't in love with Will either. He behaved like an idiot some times. They both frustrated me. Is it weird that I liked Sawyer more than Will?
The story was good though. And I found it hard to put the book down. I also can't wait to read Harper and Brody's book.

***3 stars***

lunedì 12 maggio 2014

BOOK REVIEW: How To Seduce A Band Geek

Title: How To Seduce A Band Geek
Author: Cassie Mae
Series: How To (Book Two)


 Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.

When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams.

But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.

Oh my God this book!
This book...... was awesome! I totally loved it! I can't believe how awesome and amazing and cute and hot this book was! It made me laugh too! Sierra was so funny! She cracked me up! Sierra and Levi together too had me chuckling a lot. And they were sooooo cute and sweet and hot! I loved how embarrassed they were around each other and how much they blushed. Especially Levi was really cute when blushing! I loved him! I knew he was an amazing guy from book 1 but in this book I totally fell in love with him! He really is adorable!
I liked Sierra a lot too! She cracked me up and was cute and a sweet girl and a good friend.
I also liked Adam a lot. He really, really was the best of friends. Kind and caring and sweet.
I have a feeling that next book will be about Adam and a certain girl I can't name or it'd spoil all the fun.
Sydney was stupid, careless, hateful and a sh!tty friend. What she did to Sierra was awful. I doubt even the worst of enemies would do such a thing to another girl/woman and not feel at least a little bad about it. She was so sick in her head that she actually thought she was doing a good thing for Sierra. Right, what girl wouldn't want to be drugged out of her head and have a guy (or more than one) rape her while she's unconscious? Are you freaking kidding the hell out of me? You need help, girl. Seriously. Professional help is much needed. Your brain has gone up in smoke.
So, back to the story. I totally enjoyed it and it was oh so hard to put the book down! Even harder was trying not to laugh too loud in the middle of the night while others slept. It was a real hard challenge.
If I'd recommend this book? Hell, yes! You HAVE to read it! This book is a MUST HAVE and a MUST READ!!
Well deserved 5 stars!

***5 stars***

giovedì 14 novembre 2013

BOOK REVIEW: How To Date A Nerd

Title: How To Date A Nerd
Author: Cassie Mae
Series: How To (Book One)


 Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.

Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.

She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.


I loved this book! And I loved Zak!
This book was amazing! Made me chuckle many times, made me cry two or three times, made me want to slap Zoe and yell at her most of the time, made me hot as hell, made me want to kiss Zak and jump his bones more than a few times (yeah, I know, he's too young for me, but I think I fell in love with him just a little), he was so sweet and adorable! And I couldn't help but see him through Zoe's eyes and agree with her.
I couldn't agree with Zoe on other things though. I totally wanted to hit her head very hard when she treated him like sh@t and hurt him that time at school. She SO deserved to be beaten unconscios then! God, how hurt he was and I wanted to cuddle him! I can't bear to see sad and hurt puppy eyes! He was so cute! I don't know how she could stand seeing him in pain!
I didn't like Ariana. She was a little bit hateful. Or might be my jealousy talking. You know, with me being a little in love with Zak and all. Or maybe I just connected to Zoe so well, I really felt what she did. Although I couldn't stand that she hurt him and I wanted to slap her for not being stronger and do the right thing.
I liked Levi and he ended up being a nice guy and a good friend. All the contrary to how behaved Hope and Keira. Which I knew would happen. It was clear they weren't true friends to Zoe.
I chuckled like crazy at Zoe moaning in embarrassing times, like at the Hair Salon. Too funny!
I felt hot and a hormonal mess when they were having that first driving lesson in the car. And even worse when they kissed in his room and sort of made out a little. Pants on fire! Face flaming! Wow!
I cried when they were embracing and crying while waiting for Ariana to pick them up. I cried an other couple of times I won't tell or I 'll have to give away too much. Just you need to know this book made me an emotional mess. An emotional teenage mess. An I'm SO NOT a teenage girl anymore. I'm almost Thirty for God's sake! But I felt like a teenage girl again. Or maybe I never really grew up...? Debatable.
I totally recommend this book, to anyone who wants to have a fun and cute read with a rollercoaster of emotions!

***4 stars*** 

martedì 26 febbraio 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Never Too Far

Title: Never Too Far
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Too Far (Book Two)


He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.


 Oh my God!!!! You have no freaking idea how much I loved this book!!! It also frustrated the hell out of me but I was totally in love with Rush!!! Okay, I also wanted to slap him silly for how he reacted to Nan's accident but most of the time I just wanted to kiss him, f*ck him and marry him! He's the sweetest and cutest and hottest guy ever! I swear, I think he's probably my most favorite character ever! Okay, maybe one of them, but still... God, I loved both books, but this one is sure as Hell my favorite! I am in love with Abbi Glines' books right now. And this one was terribly hot! Waaaaaay hotter than the first book! I was in awe! I wanted to slap Blaire for her stubborness and stupidity sometimes, and I couldn't help but not like Woods, even if he was helping Blaire and he was being very nice and caring, but I also couldn't help but sympathize with Rush for feeling jealous and like Woods was intruding in something very private. After all, Blaire and the baby were Rush's, not Woods' business. I loved Rush's protectiveness and possessiveness. Caveman style! Go Rush! You're the best! I love you!
I liked this book so much! I couldn't put it down! Now I don't have words to describe well this book because I'm still awestruck and I can't think straight. All I can think of saying is that I loved Rush, I loved this story, I loved this book! And you have to read this story, both books, if you ever want to feel emotions like no others!
5 stars well deserved! Abbi Glines, you're my hero!

***5 stars*** 

lunedì 25 febbraio 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Decked With Holly

Title: Decked With Holly
Author: Marni Bates


Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, "Awkward", with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star.

Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she's pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she's greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly's face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can't risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend - just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be "fauxmantically" involved with a cute rock star? She's about to find out...


It was funny, kind of sweet and a little irritating.
I'm not even sure I liked all the characters. Eccept for Chris. Yep, not Dominic. Although I can admit he had his charm and appeal, and he could be kind of cute on occasions. But still, the characters in this book iritated the hell out of me most of the time. The twins were pure Evil, the aunt was a b*tch and the grampa was kind of hateful. I especially didn't like how he dealt with the Santa's accident (Sure, dude, let some creepy pervert grope your grandaughter and blame her for defending herself, but then get all over-protective when a young man wants to be her boyfriend. Right, you sure are coherent, aren't you?), or how he did/said nothing when her aunt and cousins made her life Hell with their bullying and evil comments. I still don't know what to think about Jen, but one thing is sure: she is a good friend to Holly.
About the two main characters, Holly and Dominic... I liked them sometimes, then they iritated me others. One moment I though "how cute!" and a moment later I was like "God, you're a jerk!" (on both parts. But I have to say, they were a cute couple, when they didn't want to throttle one another. They were even kind of funny in some of their fights.
One thing I liked was the ending: very cute, sweet and kinda hot.

***3.75 stars***  


Title: Awkward
Author: Marni Bates


Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous - not to mention unwelcome - attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that's when life gets really interesting...


Oh. My. Goddess!!! I really liked this book! I didn't think I would. I mean, when I read the plot I thought it was interesting and would probably be a nice read, but then I actually liked it. And the character too. Though I can't say I always liked Logan. Sometimes I didn't. Particularly when Chelsea was involved somehow. Stupid boys.
Anyway, I liked the main character Mackenzie, she was smart, a little awkward like me, and I liked how she reacted to the things that came to her. She was brave and tough. And a good girl, with a big heart. And I also liked Corey and Jane. The band too was awesome, especially Timothy. Mackenzie's mother was nice too. Chelsea was a b*tch. Patrick was an asshole. Spencer was very nice, I liked him. Dylan was a crappy brother at first, then got a little better later, but still wasn't one of my favorites.
The story was good and kind of funny. I chuckled often during my reading and had a good time.
Well done! I'm going to check other books by Marni Bates.

***4 stars***