Monday, December 04, 2017

Manga Monday - L-DK Volume 4

Here we go again! Another Manga Monday! I'm really glad I brought this back as I'm enjoying it very much. 

A series of unexpected occurrences along with some exciting and thrill-filled summer events bring Aoi and Shusei closer than ever before. And with the rising temperature, things start to heat up in their living arrangement! Will Aoi’s seemingly impossible love come to fruition or will it all pass as just another summer romance?

Manga Breakdown

This one starts off with Soju showing Shuusei the photo where he kisses Aoi, but the younger doesn't seem bothered by it at all. He plays it off very well which is more than I can say about Aoi, she punches Soju in the face and it was a wonderful moment. The asshat deserved it! Aoi apologizes to Shuusei for her behavior but he tells her to that Soju's kiss doesn't count as her first kiss and kisses under her eye. 

While studying Aoi’s female friends talk about what parts they like most about men’s bodies and it gets Aoi nervous as everything about ShÅ«sei turns her on. It even gets kind of weird where she's trying to touch him in his sleep. I think this scene was meant to be sexy but it was just awkward to me. 

Shuusei’s little cousin Momo visits and wants him to take her to the water park. Where she treats him like her boyfriend. Again, this chapter in the story is kind of weird too. She's family and yet she's pressing her chest against him and just weird. But again, it is fiction and not real so while it was weird, it didn't really bother me that much. It really came down to her just being so lonely.

Aoi and Shuusei plan to go to the fireworks festival, but her brother Kento shows up and drama unfolds. At first Kento doesn't like Shuusei and thinks he's just using his sister but once he gets to know him, he says he will cover for Aoi with their father. They end up enjoying the fireworks as this volume comes to a close. 

This one is a lot better than the last one but it's still kinda weird compared to the first two. I'm still going to keep reading this series as I do find it fun and like I said in my review for volume 1, I'm so picky when it comes to art style that it's hard for me to find a manga I want to read. So hopefully, volume 5 is more like 1-2 and not 3-4 but we shall see!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that all of my American friends are going to have a great day filled with family, love, laughter and food. You cannot forget the food!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: December 19th 2017

Courage means rising up to defend your beliefs...
or daring to question them.

Erin McIntyre was captivating, but forbidden
His professional subordinate
The embodiment of unearned privilege
The daughter of his sworn enemy

Isaac Maat was impossible to read
Smart, ambitious, and emotionally detached
Hotter than anyone's boss should ever be
And definitely hiding something...

He told himself that getting to know her would help him take down her father.
She told herself that getting under his skin would distract her wrecked heart from its misery.

Neither predicted their private war would lead to an intimate battle in which the victor would be the first one to SURRENDER.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

5 Books Coming in December I Can't Wait to Read!

My hours increased at work so I will be bale able to start buying books again and that got me actually looking to see what's coming out next month. I found five books that I can't wait to get my hands on. Let me share them with you.

5) Brave
Expected publication: December 19th 2017

4) Nox: A Royal Protector Academy Novel 
Expected publication: December 15th 2017 

3) Brave 
Expected publication: December 11th 2017

2) Love, Life and the List
Expected publication: December 26th 2017 

1) Undone
Expected publication: December 5th 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2 Mini Reviews - Faerie's Ring & The Fill-In Boyfriend

A fallen demon invades Lara Clint’s beloved city of Sedona and a strange voice calls for her to awaken to her destiny. A demon catcher, she is summoned to capture and reignite the flame of the iris, stolen by the son of Vobris, God of Light. Ironically, her own secret binds her to the demon.

Rafe Avery, a sidhe warrior and protector of dreams, is challenged to remove the black rose of darkness and help the one chosen to replace the white iris. Time has run out. The gates of Elysium and the magic portals will close to humankind, leaving them to the mercy and control of the revenge-seeking demon.

A hot attraction ignites between the human and fae as they struggle to accomplish their goals. Lara’s secret threatens to destroy all their lives. Is Rafe’s love strong enough to break evil bonds and bring the darkness to justice?

Mini Book Breakdown 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 

I've been looking for a good paranormal romance and I was so happy when I found this one! It's just what I was looking for! Great plot that isn't the same old same old and it has a hot male lead. What more could I ask for? Oh, there is awesome banter between the two characters that reminds me a lot of JLA and I simply love it. The female lead is also someone I found myself rooting for, not the kind that made me roll my eyes. 

I also love the cover, I know, I'm THAT person. The one who likes the cheesy covers that most other don't. Well, I don't care what anyone thinks, I like it so it had a huge part in drawing me in. If the cover is keeping you from reading this novel, I say don't. The story is really good, don't miss out on it just because of the cover. As the old saying goes 'don't judge a book by it's cover'

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

Mini Book Breakdown 

I feel like I could say this about every Kasie West book I've read but here we go again: it's cute and sweet. Full of fluff and those feel good moments that I have been in need of so much as this month as been hard on me. The writing is fun and nothing hard to understand, just a simple sweet read that will make you feel good when you flip the last page. What more could anyone ask for?

Now, I do like the character development in this one more than any of her other books. I like that Gia goes from pretty much a brat that does nothing but keeps the peace to a girl who can think for herself and stands up for what she wants and thinks is right. Also Hayden is so adorable, an ass for what he did to her near the end but I still like him. Hey, no one is perfect, no matter what they claim. 

I also really loved Bec, she was probably my favorite character and I hope Jules dies in a fire with the rest of her 'friends'

Friday, November 17, 2017

50/50 Friday - Book You Were Early/Late to the Party in Reading

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books.

What is 50/50 Friday? 
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.

Topic for the Week
Book You Were Early/Late to the Party in Reading

Late to the Party
I've been late to the party so many times. Like with Twilight, Throne of Glass, Game of Thrones, The Lunar Chronicles and Outlander are just a few off the top of my head. 


Early to the Party
I've been early for a few books as well. Divergent. Vampire Academy. A Court of Thrones and Roses.

Topic for Next Week
Book That Left You Hungry For More/Satisfied