Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

My opinion: WOW, there's always that one book that you read and it blows all the others out of the water. Let's just say that this book is INTENSE, EMOTIONAL, AND SEXY!!! Andrew and Cam's relationship is so raw and intriquing, they're the missing pieces to each other. Cam is dealing with what life has given her and needed a break from doing the same thing over and over again... So she takes a trip to no where. She meets Andrew, sparks fly and they take the trip of a lifetime. Both Andrew and Cam are secrets that make or break the friendship... In the end, all is revealed... So will they stand strong or crumble?

Raring: 5 out of 5. I loved this book and took my time reading it because I didn't want it to end!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Goals for 2013.. Resolutions.

Hey guys, just a few knick knacks to know about me for this coming year! 

My new years "resolutions":
1. Read at LEAST 100 books throughout 2013, more if I can.
2. Eat healthier (everyone wants to do this)
3. Get A's.
4. Take a NICE summer vacation for my 21st birthday..

On another note, if you come across my blog for any reason... please don't hesitate to leave comments and follow me!

Links to my person social network sites.

Twitter: @mandakiins
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Much love, 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Synopsis: She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

My Opinion:



Lochan and Maya are so disastrously perfect!
Their love is so wrong, its TABOO.
If you're going to be creeped out or grossed out.. DON'T read this book.
Throughout the whole book you get sucked up into a whirlwind of emotions that both Lochan AND Maya are feeling.. you see how they live and why/how they develop feelings for each other!
Lochan and Maya are basically parents to their 3 younger siblings since their dad left them and their mom is more concerned with what she is wearing to go out on a date each night. Completely alone and ignored by their parents, Lochan and Maya depend solely on EACH OTHER<3

What happens when something you know cannot happen... does.

I couldn't handle the end of this book, I was crying my eyes out.. so powerful and emotional.

Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars... I recommend it, read it if you think you can handle it.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis:A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

My Opinion:
Hmm... I liked this book but that's almost all I can say about it. It's comical, witty, and cute to sum it all up. It's nice to read a book from the zombies(R) point of view. I felt like it dragged a bit towards the middle and I started to skim rather than actually read. Nonetheless, IT DIDN'T SUCK. I think that it was possible for the author to build up R's relationship with Julie a bit more. The ending seemed very abrupt, I would have liked if they elaborated more... It seems like they skipped a whole chuck of time. 


3 out of 5 stars.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks


When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

I am so glad I came across this book on goodreads, I purchased it on my iPad after reading the synopsis and let me say.. It was well worth it. This is my first time reading a Nicholas Sparks book although I have seen a few of the movies adapted from his books like A Walk to Remember, Dear John, The Lucky One and The Notebook. ALWAYS TEARJERKERS! I started this book thinking it was just going to be another tear jerking love story but IT IS SO MUCH MORE. Nicholas Sparks does an amazing job of writing Katie as a completely broken victim of domestic abuse but with the will to FIGHT. He did a wonderful job merging both death and domestic abuse into a beautiful love...If that makes any sense. Unlike most of his movies & books(did research on them), Safe Haven is full of twists that you wouldn't see coming from a mile away. I don't want to spoil anything for future readers so I leave with a list of the emotions I felt while reading this book...