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Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Review:

Once again Erin Watt comes out with a book that is not all warm and fuzzy. A book that is a bit outside the box. I really enjoy when authors write about things that are a bit more realistic. I loved that the main character Beth is the only one in the whole story that constantly tries to stand up for Chase. She always tries to do the right thing and tries to get Chase to see that what happened was an accident. She was a bit annoying in the beginning of the book with all the ways that she was rebelling against her parents. I feel all the ways she was rebelling were a it cliche. I felt really bad for Chase as I was reading this book because he was always really hard on himself. Even though this really bad thing happened and he did his time he continued to think that he didn’t deserve to be happy. Even when Beth told him that she wasn’t mad at him and that she knew that what had happened was an accident. I loved that this story really showed that forgiveness is not always easy but it can happen and be healing. I give this book a five out of five stars.

Teaser Tuesday #9

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s time for a teaser of my current read! This is a meme that is hosted by Books and A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

“Once a Swan sister has whispered into your ear, promised the touch of her skin, you can’t resist her. She will lure you into the water then pull you under until the life spills out of you.”

Book Review: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Title: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Two years ago, one mistake cost Gideon Royal the girl of his dreams. Since then he’s become jaded and stoic, caught in a spiral that has him dealing with blackmail, heartache and loss. When he left for college, he hoped to start over. But fate has other ideas, placing Savannah Montgomery in his path again.

Savannah believes there’s no coming back from Gideon’s betrayal.

He thinks she’s wrong.

Forgiveness. Hope. Redemption. Gideon has vowed to win back the only girl who owns his heart. And when a Royal makes a promise, he’ll go to the ends of the earth to keep it.

Review:

Where do I started this book it gave me mixed feelings. It started out going back and forth between the past and the present and between Savannah and Gideon. It was just a bit confusing but then the further I read it stayed more in the present. It was really nice to see what Gideon was dealing with right before his mother passed away and that he really cared for Savannah. It was also nice to see where Savannah was coming from and why she was acting the way she was toward Gideon. Just finally seeing more of their story and what they went through was great since the other books in the series show pretty much his younger brothers and their problems and relationships. All in all this was a really good book. I am going to give it a four out of five stars only because I found the beginning slow and confusing with going back and forth between past, present, Savannah and Gideon.

Teaser Tuesday #8

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s time for a teaser of my current read! This is a meme that is hosted by Books and A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

“Julie, you tell us stories about how your socks can only be matched in certain pairs because they belong together and can’t be stuck with another, different sock because that would disturb the balance in the universe.” – “Tarnished Crown” by Erin Watt

Teaser Tuesday #7

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s time for a teaser of my current read! This is a meme that is hosted by Books and A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

“Maggie,” he repeated and I bit my lip at the sound of my name on his lips. “Caleb.” He took my hand and I felt an instant jolt go through my body that made me gasp.” -page 16

Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Goodreads Summary:

Hope warms the coldest night.

 

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Review: I mean what can I say. After the last few books in this series it was really nice to see the characters be able to breath and take a moment to reflect on everything that has happened and be able to try and act as if everything is somewhat normal. I loved being able to read from the different points of view and be able to get a small feel for what each character is dealing with. It was a really nice change of pace to the beginning books of this series. I highly recommend this book as well as the others and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. I give this book a big five out of five stars.

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Summary:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

Review: This book is one that started out a bit slow compared to others that I have read recently. Once the story got going it did pick up and I started to get into it a little more and more. I’m not really sure how I feel about the characters. At first some of them seemed really dull to me. That there wasn’t much to them, but they developed over time. I’m not fully sure how to feel about this book. I did like it overall though. I have started reading the others so maybe as Im reading those I will be able to really figure out how I feel about them. As of right now I am going to give this book a three out of five stars.