Cruel Beauty Review

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1)

Title: Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Balzer & Bray

Pages: 346 pages

Genre: YA

My Rating: 2star


goodreadssynopsis

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.”


 

my review

I wanted to love this book, I really did. I had kept seeing it everywhere on Instagram, everyone on good reads was singing it praises.

Unfortunately, this book just wasn’t the book for me.

It took me a while to get into, and then there was a part where I was like, ok I get it! This is going to be good, but then it just fizzled out for me. It took me a while to ginish it.

There isn’t anything particular that I didn’t like about it. As in, the writing was good, the characters were well developed, the world within the story was well thought out and planned.

It just simply wasn’t something I was interested in.

If you love fantasy and other world books, books with demons, then I think you would enjoy this book, I would still def recommend someone to give it a try!

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Cress Review 

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Title: Cress

Author: Marissa Meyer

Release Date: February 4, 2014

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Pages: 550 pages

Genre: YA

Rating: 4star


goodreadssynopsis

Even in the future. there are damsels in distress…

In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana’s evil plan, has a slight problem. She’s been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. ”


 

my review

This is another book I read a while ago, I really need to try to do my reviews right away.

I really enjoyed this book, so far Scarlet was my favorite, but that might be because I read Me Before You before this book.

I love the character Cress, she is so cute. She is also a dreamer and her innocence I find is what makes her so loveable. I also feel like I related a lot to her in the sense that I was always have celebrity crushes, the kind of crush she has.

I loved the adventure that they went on, and how Cinder and Scarlet are still a huge part of the book.

Definitely another great installment in the Lunar Chronicles. I can’t wait to read Winter.

WWW Wednesday

Here is my WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam

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I have done it again, I have so many library books out, and so many books waiting for me. Also some super exciting news that I will talk about during my end of the month wrap up, but Berkly Publishing is sending me some cozy mysteries! So I’ll have those to be reading too.

What books have you read that are below? Want to read? Thoughts?


Currently Reading:

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

I’m about to start this beauty and I am so excited! I had the privilage to meet Alwyn Hamilton a few months ago and she was an absolute sweetheart. She actually spent quite a bit of time talking to me about The Lunar Chronicles books, how awesome! She has also been liking my posts over on Instagram.


Recently Finished:

Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)  No Plus One: What to Do When Life Isn't a Romantic Comedy  Slay It with Flowers (A Flower Shop Mystery, #2)

All amazing books, I’m really glad I’ve had some time to sit down and read, and I have a lot more time coming up 🙂


What I’m reading next:

Dearly Depotted (A Flower Shop Mystery, #3) Snipped in the Bud (A Flower Shop Mystery, #4) Wink Poppy Midnight

 

No Plus One Review

No Plus One: What to Do When Life Isn't a Romantic Comedy

Title: No Plus One: What to Do When Life Isn’t A Romantic Comedy

Author: Steph Young and Jill Dickman

Release Date: May 3, 2015

Publisher: Sy Entertainment

Pages: 154 Pages

Genre: Other

My Rating4star


goodreadssynopsis

No Plus One is the ultimate manual for living an amazing single life. Its stories teach nine critical lessons that cover the most pressing issues single women face: taking risks, getting over an ex, dealing with bad dating advice and keeping your standards high, among others.

This is a book for single women who want to live a great life without the anxiety of finding or keeping a man. No Plus One uncovers the beauty in being single. It holds the key to finding confidence and happiness while learning how to be bold, outgoing and graceful in the process.”


 

my review

Let me start by saying I got this lovely book from Steph Young on Instagram in exchange for an honest review. This has not swayed my feelings about the books in any way.

This book was absolutely fantastic. When you first look at it you think, another dating manual. Another book telling me what I’m doing wrong, or what I need to try. This is NOT how the book is. It’s more a collection of how the author has come to the conclusion, that there is no right or wrong way to dating. That all these books and advice friends give us, are useless. We should just be living in the now. Having aspirations in our life, and just all around woman power!

What I loved most about this book was that it makes you realize that dating is dating, you could try everything in your power to make things work but if it’s not meant to be it’s not meant to be. It never once gives you advice on what to do with dating, but rather shows you how being happy with yourself is all you need. Which is something I truly believe in.

Whether you are single, taken, engaged, or happily married, you should read this book! It’s an all around make you feel good about life kind of book.

I just want to leave with some quotes from the book to give you a glimpse of how awesome it is!

“All I can do is stay true to what I’m feeling and trust that life will unfold as it should.”

“In the end, self-worth and confidence are where the power – or more specifically, the empowerment – lies. Once I found this confidence, I realized that being single wasn’t so bad and sticking to basic standards was all up to me.”

Me Before You Review

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Release Date: December 31, 2012

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Pages: 369 pages

Genre: Fiction

My Rating: 5star


 

goodreadssynopsisLou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.”


my reviewI have taken so long to write this review that I forgot a lot of the things I have wanted to say about it!

I do remember that I absolutely loved this book. I loved it so much that I couldn’t read another book for a month. It also made all other books dull in comparison to this book.

I absolutely loved Will. His character had so much depth. He felt like a real person. That’s the thing about this whole book, you really feel like you are watching in on the lives of the people in the book.

You  can even empathize with each character. Which stirs up all kinds of emotions while you read this.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get mad, you’ll root for certain things, you’ll hide your face, then you’ll cry again.

This book will go down in history as one of the greatest books ever written .. at least for me. Absolutely amazing.

WWW Wednesday

Here is my WWW Wednesday :) hosted by Sam

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Currently Reading:

The Unexpected Everything

I am having a bit of a hard time finishing this book. It started out really amazing but then it started to slow down for me. I think a part of it is that it is just way too predictable with not enough action or surprise. But I could be wrong so I will continue reading it. I’m about halfway done.


Recently Finished:

Assholes Finish First (Tucker Max, #2)This book is completely inappropriate, but was so funny!


What I’m Reading Next:

Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)  A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

I’m really hoping that I am able to read both of these in the next week 🙂