Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blog Tour: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake (Review + Giveaway)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hey guys, It's Rin here! Welcome to my tour stop on the Suffer Love (by Ashley Herring Blake) Blog Tour! If you want to follow the rest of the tour, click here! This tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club


Suffer Love 
by Ashley Herring Blake 
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Series: None
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction

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Hadley St. Clair's life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone-her dad most of all-to leave her alone.

Then she meets Sam Bennett, a cute new boy who inexplicably "feels like home" to Hadley. Hadley and Sam's connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything.

Funny and passionate, Suffer Love is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate.


I really wanted to read an book filled with angsty romance and Suffer Love was just that. I could feel my heart breaking throughout the entire story and felt the atmosphere around me change as I got more well acquainted with the characters.

This book was painful. In a good way of course. Hadley is a troubled teen. It starts that way from the beginning. Her family is broken, she feels betrayed, and she feels alone. There comes in Sam Bennett. Reading from Sam's point of view felt like watching a visual of it in my mind and imagining how this would turn out. Every word every time I read from Sam's point of view, all I could feel was internal pain. 

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It left something heavy in my chest, because I was silently dying in agony. 

The romance between Hadley and Sam was sincere. I liked how it was a relationship built on trust and experience. It is a growing relationship that fits the plot very well as their relationship turns into the light inside of a dark tunnel and it focused more on their feelings than their physical feelings *cough* *cough*. 

THAT ENDING. The ending practically ruined me! It teared my heart open and threw it into the trash can. It was an ending that fit the book left many promises and endings. 

I recommend this book for all the strong at heart readers who are looking for an angsty book that they will enjoy! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Doodle Review: Four - A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Four: A Divergent Story Collection 
by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
Series: Divergent #0.1-0.4
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy

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Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling DIVERGENT series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—THE TRANSFER, THE INITIATE, THE SON, and THE TRAITOR—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the DIVERGENT trilogy.


Thrilled and Intrigued. I really liked this book because I got to read it from Tobias's point of view and it was pretty interesting. I liked how his view was different and how I got a different feel as I read this book. Throughout these short stories I was intrigued in all of them and I still kept on thinking how interesting it was to read from Tobias's point of view! I would recommend this book to anyone if they loved the Divergent series as much as I did!

tell me: did you read this book? what did you think about it? 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #34: Ever the Hunted

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ever the Hunted 
by Erin Summerill
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
Series: Clash of Kingdoms #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

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Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.


Expected Publication Date: 


When I first learned about this book, I guess you can say that I exploded. In a good way of course. This main character uses a dagger and a bow! Two of my favorite weapons in the world. Who Britta is and what she does leaves me longing for this book. This situation with Cohen just adds to the amount of longing and anxiousness that I have right now. I NEED THIS BOOK! 

tell me: what are you waiting on? 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Doodle Review: The Boy Most Likely To By Huntley Fitzpatrick

Monday, April 18, 2016
Hello Guys! It's Al here! Hope you enjoy! 


The Boy Most Likely To 
by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dial Books
Series: My Life Next Door #2
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary 

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Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door

Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
- need a liver transplant
- drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. 

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle. 

Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more. 


Fascinated. I really enjoyed this story because this isn't your typical romance story, this story actually has a lot of twists which made me even more interested and fascinated. I couldn't stop reading this book because it was so interesting. If you like a romance story that takes all the effort you have in you to become true, then this book would be for you! 

tell me: did you read this book? what did you think about it? 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Monday, April 11, 2016
by Alexandra Bracken 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Series: Passenger #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance

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Passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home... forever.


Etta: "So you'd keep me here against my will-"

Nicholas: "Know this pirate," he said, his hands gripping the railing, "you are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you."  (quote) 

I enjoyed this book. I really did. Other than the fact that it could get boring in some places and the writing pace was slow and a bit off, I liked the concept, I liked the characters, but I wasn't impressed with how the story played out on the pages.

I envision the world of TIMETRAVEL in my mind to be such a fun concept. There were so many different ways/roads I thought that the author could have taken to bring this story onto a whole new level. There was so much potential for more. The concept was great, the characters were great, the places were great, but the way they were put together as a whole? Yeah, not so great. It was slow and I thought some scenes were unnecessary to include. 

Friday, April 08, 2016

Blog Tour: Dreamology by Lucy Keating (Review + Giveaway!)

Friday, April 08, 2016
Hello guys! It's Rin here! Welcome to my stop on the Dreamology (by Lucy Keating) Blog Tour! I've been really excited for the release of this book ever since I've discovered it! If you want to follow more of the tour, click here! This blog tour was hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club

Hope you enjoy!


by Lucy Keating
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: None
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

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For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?


"There is something very primal about it, like we are prehistoric people and he went out and killed the bagel and brought it home to me." (quote)

The concept (dreams) was fantastic, the writing was superb, the characters were great, and the overall story foundation was beautifully written and well put together. Dreamology was just one of those books. The books that caught my attention right away and as soon as I laid my eyes on the title and the first few words of the blurb. No questions asked, no second thoughts, just "I HAVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK IN MY HANDS !!"

Alice was a very very unique individual and was very relatable. I actually really liked her a lot.  I liked reading from her point of view. Maybe because she understood when she had to back down or when she needed to stand up and make a point. Her thoughts just reminded me a lot of myself and I saw myself smiling multiple times throughout the book. 

Max on the other hand. I mean, who knows why Max does what he does most of the time? Yeah, I still liked him very much even though he was confusing and I still have some unanswered questions about what he really, in depth wants with his life. I just wanted to get to know him more from my point of view. 

This book is mostly romance. Very cute, very adorable, and very feel-y. Mostly in dreams, but it gave  a sense to make a point that real life isn't as easy as dreams. Their dream world was so different from their real life. But this doesn't mean that they couldn't/didn't make their real life just as cute, adorable, and feel-y as their dreams. Alice and Max were a fun couple to read about mostly because they were so different from other couples. I mean, they saw each other in their dreams for christ sake! They different circumstances than other people and it was interesting to read them learn and try to get past all of their differences that are holding them back from everything. 

There was a lot of character growth in this story and I really appreciated that. 

This was a quick read. Every page made me want more. It didn't take long before the whole book was done which is a very good thing.  Not many books make me feel this way. This book made me very happy and I was smiling throughout the whole thing. I definitely recommend this book and if you ever read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Monday, April 04, 2016

To Be Read: April 2016

Monday, April 04, 2016

Hello guys! It's Rin and Al here! 

Rin~ Welcome back to this blog in April! Woah. It's April already. I didn't think it would be this fast. 2 more months and I'll be in a different grade, in a different school, with new people *shaking*. If you can't tell yet, I'm kinda scared. 

I'm already loving all the books on my Tbr this month whether or not I read it yet. All these books make me really happy and there is no doubt that I'll enjoy this month! :D

Hope you enjoy! 


Rin's List 


tell me: what are you reading this month? read any of these books?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Friday, April 01, 2016
P. S. I Still Love You  
by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary

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Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Timesbestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.


“So I take Peter’s hand; I put it on my heart. I tell him, “You have to take good care of this, because it’s yours.” (quote)

I loved this book as much as I loved To all the boys I've loved before. I am in love with this series and I just can't stop fangirling about Peter and Lara Jean. I seriously can't stop, there is no way in stopping me from constantly looking to see if this series is going to become a movie. I literally can't stop thinking of a third book (which I know is unnecessary and it won't happen). I cannot decide whether I liked this book better or the first book. 

I love Peter he is so sweet in this book and he is so cute with her! I simply can't! I love this series so much and I am dying because this series is over. Peter was such a gentleman in this book and he just wanted Lara Jean happy which I loved so much about him. I really did not like it when he just had to hang out with Genevieve because of some "secret" that he couldn't tell Lara Jean. 

Lara Jean was really cute in this book and I could always visualize her in my mind. I always saw her as a vintage girl who really liked antique and unique things. I thought that she was always really cute with Peter since he seemed like a good looking guy. 

John Ambrose McClaren was so irritating! I don't know if it's just me, but I thought that he was annoying and I didn't like him at all. I favored Peter throughout the whole thing because Peter is just so cute and adorable and he is the perfect match for Lara Jean!

All in all, I LOVE this book and duo-logy (is that what we're calling it now?) so much because I'm gonna say it, this is the best romance duo-logy I have ever read so far!
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