Audiobook Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Title: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan SpoonerPublisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication date: December 10, 2013
Pages: 374
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

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Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Top Ten Tuesday #15: Top Ten Graphic Novels/Comics

Today's Topic; ... On My TBR

To be honest, graphic novels/comics is something I rarely read due to the fact that I never think about it. This is definitely something I would love to change, so I have picked out a few graphic novels that I'd love to read in the near future!

Book Review: Dirty Bad Wrong by Jade West

Title: Dirty bad Wrong
Author: Jade West
Publisher: CrateSpace
Publication date: March 5, 2015
Pages: 264
Genre: Erotica, Adult Fiction, Romance

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Lydia Marsh is always the strong one. The girl who never breaks, and sure as hell never cries. She's got it all - the perfect little life in cosy suburbia, with her perfectly nice boyfriend, and their perfectly sufficient sex life. She's even got her perfect little career plan all wrapped up at Trial Run Software Group.

But when it all falls apart, and Lydia's pretty, green eyes are fixed on a brutally sexual stranger - the man they call Masque - she comes to suspect that being strong isn't all it's cracked up to be.

For now Lydia wants something she's never wanted before...

And she wants Masque to give it to her.

Warning - this novel contains graphic sex, and hardcore elements of BDSM. There are scenes of violence (consensual) as well as sexual practices some readers may find offensive.

Top Ten Tuesday #14: Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start

Today's Topic; ... But Haven't Yet

Here's the thing: I have a love/hate relationship with book series. Why? There is always that one bad seed in there. And that bad seed often ruins some part of the series. It happens more often that I'd like to admit, but then again I am always prepared. I always go in with an open mind whenever I start a new series. And here are some of the series I've been dreading to read after hearing about the bad seed!

ARC Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication date: April 4, 2017
Pages: 320
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

Book Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date: October 10, 2015
Pages: 599
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Book Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Title: Air Awakens
Author: Elise Kova
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Publication date: August 27, 2015
Pages: 377
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

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A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read

Today's Topic; ... But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

2016 was a great year for books, and I know 2017 will be an even better one. But due to the large amount of new releases, I'm not able to read them all (which really speaks to the quite "so many books, so little time"). But I plan to do a lot of catching up this year, since I plan on reading a 100 books and I own a kindle now. Which means more hardcovers for my bookshelf!

Book Review: Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Title: Too Late
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Wattpad
Publication date: 2016
Pages: 395
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.

Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.

Nothing will get in her way.

Nothing except Carter.

Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn't approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan's disapproval,
Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.

Nothing will get in his way.

Nothing except Carter.