January Update

So January is already almost over…
Where the heck did it go? This month went by so fast… But somehow in this crazy busy month I managed to read 42 books (!!!!!) and only 2 of them were novellas. I think this was actually a record on the amount of books that I have ever read in one month. It’s crazy to think how much higher that number would have been if I hadn’t been getting sick this past month, since I was sick I lost about 8 or so days reading… Because unlike a lot of my friends I can’t concentrate on reading at all when I’m not feeling good… I mostly just sleep 😛
ANYWAYS….
Hopefully in February I will read just as many books (or most likely, not.) but we will see. If it ends up I do read a crazy amount of books I might end up posting more then one thing on each day so it’s not like I am scheduled past a month in advance (as I am actually writing this I’m already scheduled past the 10th of February…).

So here is to another month of reading!

-S

Double Crossed by Ally Carter

“Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?
W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief?
There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup.
Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour.
When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?
The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new story. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.” -Goodreads.com

So when I saw that Ally Carter was going to have a novella that involved both the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society I got pretty excited (and not just because I have been reading her books since the very first Gallagher Girl book came out…). I loved how perfectly she had both worlds meeting but in a way not in Double Crossed, it flowed so well but didn’t give away spoilers if people hadn’t read all of the other books (Soon to be a total of 8 next month). Though hopefully it will get more people to read the series’, because they are really good 🙂

4 stars.

Read on January 22, 2013

(Also it is free(!!!!) on kindle :D)

 

Always the Designer, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

“It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!
Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform all of her maid-of-honor duties along with final fittings for a one-of-a-kind dress. But Carly’s wedding is nothing short of an event, complete with Prince Charming, and the festivities make Audrey question whether there’s a prince of her own anywhere in her future.
Enter the groom’s brother and best man. Shaggy-haired, tattooed bad boy J.R. Hunt couldn’t be any more different from Prince Charming if he rode in on a Harley Davidson. Oh, wait. He actually did ride in on a Harley!” -Goodreads.com

I liked  Always the Designer, Never the Bride a lot better than Always the Baker, Never the Bride. I felt like it flowed a lot better and didn’t have those annoying cake decorating errors 🙂

3 stars

Read on January 21, 2013

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

“A great summer beach read filled with sunshine, cooking, and—of course—romance!
Elizabeth Margaret–better known as Em–has always known what her life would contain: an internship at her father’s firm, a degree from Harvard, and a career as a lawyer. The only problem is, it’s not what she wants. So when she gets the opportunity to get away and spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance. While there, Em learns that her family has some pretty significant secrets. And then there’s Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn’t. Naturally, she can’t resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels that for the first time ever, she is really living life on her own terms.” -Goodreads.com

I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Greenland last weekend at YAK fest and picked up her newest book The Summer My Life Began which I finished the next day 🙂
I loved the whole premise of the book and the story line.The only thing I wished was that is was longer! I wish there was more in the ending…

3.5 stars (got knocked down from 4 because the ending went to fast)

Read on January 20, 2013