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Adventures of a Book Junkie

Beware of Incessant Rambling. Seriously. Consider yourself warned. However, if you want more, check out my blog at www.toofondofbooks.com

Resist

Resist - Sarah Crossan

I really liked the added POV we got. The story line was very, very dark and there were a couple of scenes that hit my hard limit. However, it had a satisfying ending and an even better epilogue.

**Thanks to Edelweiss and Greenwillow Books for the arc in exchange for an honest review**                  

Breathe

Breathe - Sarah Crossan

Very interesting premise.

The multi-POV threw me for a bit, but overall, I really enjoyed getting the story from the three characters. Especially when they were three characters who were all completely different in every way.

I am quite eager to start the next book.

The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds - Chantel Guertin

I loved this book...

Pippa is smart and snarky as hell. She has an awesome inner monologue [that never ever shuts up], and can be slightly awkward around people. But she is fiercely loyal and wants the best for everyone she cares about.

Dylan is adorable. I wanted to jump in and squeeze him right from the beginning. The dates, the text messages...all of it was perfection.

There was something that I really didn't like and that was how one MAJOR thing was resolved. Or unresolved for that matter. I won't say, because spoilers, but after everything that happened, it was a pretty shitty outcome.

**Thanks to NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**

Betrothed to Mr. Darcy

Betrothed To Mr. Darcy - Violet Bedford

A cute and quick read. I really enjoyed the growth of Miss Darcy. She is usually a character who stays in the background and it was nice to see her get a bit of the spotlight, even if it was in connection to Wickham.

**Thanks to NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**

Toxic Heart

Toxic Heart  - Theo Lawrence

I have a lot of feelings about this book and I'm not sure where to begin.  It has been a book I've been dying to get my hands on and when I finally did get it, I wasn't captivated like I was expecting and hoping to be.

 

Don't get me wrong, it's good. There's some twists and a sprinkling of swoons and some excellent character development for Aria.  I also wanted to slap every character at least once...

 

I am angry about the ending, but I can't wait to see what book 3 will bring us.  I'm most eager to see if that spark is back.

Countdown

Countdown - Michelle Rowen Very interesting premise, but I was really irritated by the wishy washy MC, Kira and her back and forth on almost everything. Oh and her constant comments about how hot Rogan was pissed me off after page 10 or so. Like his being attractive made everything okay. Blarg. I did enjoy the concept in part, but I think it could have been done differently. As the twists and turns were revealed quickly, I just started assuming that everyone was lying. Every. Single. Person. Who. Spoke. And that got tiring. **Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) - Aimee Carter 2.5 stars? I don't know...It was fast paced and the premise was interesting, but it lacked a spark. I wasn't really a fan of any of the characters and found myself skimming most of the book.
Trust in Me - J. Lynn I loved this more than Wait for Me. I love love love boy POV and getting Cam's was awesome. I really enjoyed seeing just how smitten he was with Avery.
Unbreakable - Kami Garcia Wow. I almost don't have the words. This book starts with a bang and doesn't let up until the very last page. I devoured it because I just couldn't bear to put it down. Loved the characters [hot twin boys! snarky girls! cocky boys!], loved the premise. The only thing I didn't love was the wait for book 2. I was curious to see what Kami would put out on her own, but she didn't even come close to disappointing.
Delia's Shadow - Jaime Lee Moyer 4.5 stars Loved the characters and the plot. Delia is mildly snarky and her polite banter with Gabe is perfection. Sadie and Jack are a lot of fun as well. The plot moved well and even when the killer was revealed, the way everything played out kept me guessing. The only thing I would have liked is a few more scenes with Delia and Gabe together. Other than that, the dual POV was exceedingly satisfying. This was exactly what I was looking for at the time. Great characters and a spooky plot made for an excellent read. **Thanks to NetGalley and Tor Books for providing the galley in exchange for an honest review**
The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon I struggled with this book. I think a lot of it has to do with all of the hype that surrounded it. Not only from people I know who read it, but from the book being called "Harry Potter for adults", which I had heard from several people. It also could have been from the series of charts and maps at the beginning or the extensive glossary at the end. The world building was immense and we all know about my lack of patience. Still, it was enough to keep me interested. The real reason I continued was because of Warden. I loved him as a character and all of his contradictions. The last 30 pages or so made the entire book and are the sole reason I rated this book 3 stars instead of the 2 I was planning. I'm sure I'll read the next book in the series [if only to see what happens with Paige & Warden], but I doubt I'll be able to hang on for all 7. **Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Deceived - Julie Anne Lindsey DNF at 39%I loved the synopsis and the reviews were pretty amazing, so I was quite excited to start this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There seemed to be parts missing. A few times I went back to read the previous page because the scene would shift so suddenly and I didn't read anything that suggested a transition. The last straw for me was one scene that had a group of characters, but no dialogue tags. I had no idea who was speaking and then there was a random character's name thrown out that hasn't been said previously. I skipped to the end and it did seem promising, but I just couldn't make myself continue**Thanks to NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Through the Zombie Glass - Gena Showalter I loved this one even more than the first one. There's some scenes where I wanted to slap everyone, but that's normal, right? :D Love love love Cole and his cocky, swoony demands. Lots of action, lots of swoons and an ending that didn't make me crazy. I can't wait to see what book 3 brings.
Untitled (Pivot Point, #2) - Kasie West Absolutely amazing. Loved the story and the dual POV and the boys and the everything.
Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard #2.5) - Christina Lauren This one was a lot of fun and it had Max and Sara in it. Love love love all of the plotting and excuses to get to the girls. And of course now I'm eager to read Will's story.
Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5) - Christina Lauren I enjoyed seeing Chloe and Bennett again, but I really just want more Max and Sara. Still, it was fun to get their snarky banter back. And I did love the proposal.