That's What HE Said Thursday #33: Daniel from Finding Cinderella


That's what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break where you post a favorite line of a book boyfriend to his girl. It's the perfect meme to share all those awesome quotes!

   Today's quote is from Daniel of Finding Cinderella  by Colleen Hoover! 
                                           

                                 Quote:
"She fist-bumped me," I say, pointing at Six. "It's not my fault. She hates purses and she fist-bumped me, then she made me push her on the damn merry-go-round. After that, she demanded to see where I had sex in the park, then she forced me to sneak into my own bedroom. She's weird and half the time I can't keep up with her, but she thinks I'm funny as hell. And Chunk asked me this morning if I wanted to love her someday, and I realized I've never hoped I could love someone more than I want to love her. So every single one of you who has an issue with us dating is going to have to get over it because ... " I pause and turn towards Six. "Because you fist bumped me and I could care less who knows we're together. I'm not going anywhere and I don't want to go anywhere so stop thinking I'm into you because I'm not supposed to be into you." I lift my hands and tilt her face toward mine. "I'm into you because you're awesome. And because you let me accidentally touch your boob."                     
-Daniel to Six

Daniel does have a way with words! He basically sums up the whole book here. I loved his character, he's just too cute.

P.S. Sorry for the long quote, I didn't have the heart to break it up. 

Book Review: My Forever by Kira Adams

Title: My Forever
Author: Kira Adams
Series: Infinite Love #2
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date:  May 18th, 2014
Page Count: 255 pages
Format: eBook
Source: From author in exchange of an honest review


Summary:
Grief and loss can make a person act out in all the worst kinds of ways. Madalynne Johnson has always been a bit of a handful, but with the loss of her brother, separation of her parents, and her boyfriends unexpected news of joining the army she has gone into a full on tailspin. 

Parker Grant experienced loss firsthand when his brother took his own life. Darkness closed in. Madalynne saved him; showed him the light. And even though he isn’t sure what the future holds--he wants Madalynne and this time he won’t give up without a fight.

My Forever is the second book in the Infinite Love series. 
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 2/5 stars

It's really tough for me to rate this book so low because I've loved previous books from this author and I wanted SO BAD to love this one too. Unfortunately, My Forever wasn't cut out for me. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the writing and it does have a lot of elements to be an awesome read and I'm sure many will enjoy it, but I just didn't click with the main character, and for me, that's a must in a book.

My problem with Maddy was that she's not a nice person. At least, not nice when it came to her feelings about Parker. The guy has been her boyfriend for several years, but after her brother dies, she shuts him out completely despite all his support for her and starts hanging around with other guys behind his back, getting drunk and kissing a few of them. And, even though she wants a break from him, she keeps going on and on about how he is the love of her life. Oh, please. Why Lee then? Why keep leading Parker on?

I just couldn't stand that EVERYONE likes her. Her boyfriend, her friends, her family, even her other love interest thinks she's NICE. I simply don't get it. So sorry Maddy, I did try to like you, however, for the sake of sweet Parker, I'll just say that I'm glad that he ended up with you since he seemed happy about it, but that's it.

My Forever deals with loss, heartbreak and the hardships of having people inside the military, but because of Maddy, I couldn't focus on any of these things. They were great themes, but they where completely overshadowed by her actions and my great dislike of her character. Sorry to say that I can't recommend this book.

Release Day Blitz: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon


Happy release day to Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon! I'm thrilled to share with you today a bit about this fabulous series. Shape-shifting dragons? Heck yes, sounds like a must!

About the Book

Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon
Going Down In Flames #2
January 27, 2015

Don’t just fight the system…burn it.Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn’t a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.

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*Excerpt*

On the drive back to school, Bryn reflected on how her life had recently gone to hell. It had all started when flames shot out of her mouth on her sixteenth birthday, proving she wasn’t completely human. Since then she’d been shipped off to a secret school for dragons—the Institute for Excellence—where she was learning how to control her shape-shifting dragon powers. She’d faced discrimination, death threats, and poisoning. She’d been blown up and involved in a battle to the death with a radical Revisionist member—and she’d been there for only a few months. 
Though not everything about her new life was bad. She had a sexy boyfriend, Black dragon Zavien Blackthorn, and two good friends, Clint and Ivy. Being a crossbred dragon meant she had both the Red and Blue dragons’ breath weapons, fire and ice, and even though she was the only crossbreed, she could still outfly even the fastest Blue. Of course, that’s why some of the other Clans hated her. She’d upset the natural order of things in this color-coded world, where the Directorate dictated what Red, Black, Green, Orange, and Blue dragon Clan members could do as a profession and whom they could marry. It was absurd. Yet most dragons didn’t question it. 
Part of Zavien’s appeal lay in the fact that he headed up the student Revisionist group that petitioned the Directorate to change outdated laws. Bryn glanced at Directorate lawyer Merrick Overton, who was driving the Cadillac SUV hybrid she was riding in. Her classmate and former nemesis Jaxon Westgate rode shotgun. She and Jaxon no longer hated each other. Scratch that: he no longer hated her based on his father’s vendetta against her mother, but that didn’t mean they were friends. Funny how saving someone’s life could turn you from enemies to…what? Not friends. Frenemies, maybe? Who knew? It’s not like she wanted to hang out with him, but there was a weird level of trust between them now that she didn’t know what to do with. 


About Chris Cannon


Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures. Going Down In Flames is the first book in Chris Cannon's shape-shifting dragon series.

The Week's Entrée #48

Hi! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!

Last week was a  rough one for me what with exams and heart-breaking news striking the family, that I totally forgot to do last week's post! Good thing I didn't have blog tours or other important posts to share, right? I would have lost my mind. 

But this week will be my week, I just know it. Things are still a bit shaky but I have a good feeling about it *crossing fingers*. I hope you also have a great week and you read lots! God knows that books always make people feel better (unless THEY break your heart too, bastards). ;)

Anyway, happy reading!


Book reviews in other sites:

I reviewed Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout at Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers

This has been the second book (well, novella) that I've read from Jennifer L. Armentrout and gosh, people haven't been kidding about how amazing she is. One of the top reasons? Her totally swoon-worthy and sexy boys. Like Dawson in this book. Gah, loved him. I need to read the Lux series ASAP (this is the prequel novella).

Here's the summary:

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

*****
Books I Got Last Week:
{For review}
From Netgalley, authors, etc.

 


These are all books that I've been dying to get my hands on! So excited to finally start Melissa West's series and participate in Gravity's blog tour in honor of the third book's release (Collide). And I'm also thrilled to check out Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch and the third book in the Robbin Hearts series by Diane J. Reed, Sherwood's End.

{Purchased or Gifted}

 

Alienated by Melissa Landers was on sale this weekend! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy it, you can't say no to sweet book deals *wink*. And my awesome friend Kate sent me The Elite by Kiera Cass. It looks lovely on my shelf <3 Must get the other books in the series!

To Read This week:


I'm currently reading Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes and man, is it cute! Totally loving every second I spend with Noah and Alexia. <3

I'm not sure what else to read this week, maybe Gravity? I'll think about it.

*****
And that's it for The Week's Entrée! What are you reading this week? :)

That's What HE Said Thursday #32: Loch to Tonya


That's what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break where you post a favorite line of a book boyfriend to his girl. It's the perfect meme to share all those awesome quotes!

                     Today's quote is from Loch (Micah) of One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin! 
                                           



                                            Quote:

I read what he wrote on my cast in his sloppy boy-writing: My sincerest apologies.I look up. Before his lips link with mine, Loch adds, "I have to break the promise I made. About avoiding, you know, change between us?"
                     
-Loch/Micah to Tonya




Aww, you guys! This is one of the sweetest quotes EVER. Loch (actually named Micah) promised to Tonya (because she asked him to) that nothing was going to change between them, as of, never stop being friends, but then this happens and ohmygod I LOVE HIM. How could you not fall for something like that? Impossible

Write On Review-a-thon 1/23 - 1/25


I'll be participating for the second time in the Write On Review-a-Thon!

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s a duration of time dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 25th. Let’s get those reviews done!

Reviews to be written:

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rubberman's Cage by Joseph Picard
Fractured Dream by KM Randall
My Forever by Kira Adams
Beautifully Broken by Kira Adams
Untraceable by S.R. Johannes
On the Run by I-Lanaa Twine

These are all the books that are yet to be reviewed but I'm hoping to get at least 4 done during this review-a-thon. Wish me luck! :) 

Oh, and if you want to join in on the fun, go here to sign up!