Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kane Richards Must Die by Shanice Williams

Posted by miss fifi at Wednesday, December 05, 2012 0 comments


After an unexpected transfer to the States for her senior year, Suranne's new friends give her just one instruction: stay away from Kane Richards. According to everyone, he's a heartless playboy concerned only for himself. With one glance, it's easy to see why he gets away with it. But things aren't always what they seem, especially when he sets his sights on her and whispers that she's different.
Despite all the red flags, Suranne considers whether or not his intentions are genuine or if she's simply another name on his list.
In the process, she may just uncover the real Kane Richards. But, when it comes down to it, the real Kane Richards may not want to be found. Filled with raw emotion, Kane Richards Must Die explores relationships, trust, love, and what can happen when life takes an unexpected turn.

hmm... Just finished this book. After Find You in The Dark, I really do not want to come across any stupid erotica book anymore, so I chose this one since it is labelled young adult. And guess what? This one is pretty much a book for slightly MATURE young adult (which I am) and I'm so not happy with the slihtly MATURE parts. Call me immature or what, but I prefer sweet love stories over sweet stupid heated ones. Well at least this one is better than Find You in The Dark in the romance section. If you're a fan of making outs, this is so your kind of book, but if you're like me, this one is just okay. Okay the story follows Suranne love story with an infamous playboy in her new school, Kane. She has been warned about him but she still falls in love with him and surprisingly (or is it not-surprisingly?) he falls for her too. And they are head over heels over each other. And basically, that's all this book is about. And Kane's secret? Not that big to me, plain normal I'd call it. Well for the sweet parts, I gotta give this book 4 stars too. The one star got stolen by the cliche parts in the story. As an overall, this book is a sweet read. Read it if you're planning to.

Spoiler:

Surenne goes back to London, and after graduation, Kane goes there too.

Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters

Posted by miss fifi at Wednesday, December 05, 2012 0 comments



Find You in the Dark
by A. Meredith Walters

Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life.
Until him.
Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness.
Until her.
Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life.
That together, they could face the world.
But the darkness is always waiting.
Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.

 My Thoughts:


I picked up this book because I love the topic discussed in, mental illness plus brooding hero is just so my kind of hero lol The writing was great, the characters were nice. So what about the story right? hmmm... This book is so not for young adult, I can be sure about that. There are some steamy scenes in it which young adults like me should skip. As an overall, the story is nice. Although Clay's problems are a bit scary for me and Maggie is a bit naive at times. A sentence to fully describe this book : Clay needs Maggie and Maggie needs Clay. (SPOILER ALERT!) The ending is nice, with Clay letting her go although they are so raspberrying in love with each other.. I give this book 4 stars for the awesome story and the simple writing. The missing star is for the steamy scenes lol

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Want by Stephanie Lawton

Posted by miss fifi at Saturday, December 01, 2012 0 comments

Want
by Stephanie Lawton
rating on goodreads : 3.94
rating by me: 3.00



Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her.
She can’t understand why he suddenly gave up Boston’s music scene to return to the South. He doesn’t know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball-the pinnacle event for Mobile’s elite-forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past.
Will Julianne accept the help she’s offered and get everything she ever wanted, or will she self-destruct and take Isaac down with her?

My Thoughts:

I started reading this book two days ago, while reading The Breakaway. Lol it has became a habit of mine to pick two books at a time, can't help it. The reason why I picked this book was that I am a sucker for books concerning teacher-student relationship, not that I want to have one in real life though. So did this book meet my expection? No. Am I disappointed with it? A little bit. No, don't mistake me, this book is great. The story is nicely delivered. The twists are they but no, it's not my kind of book. It has violence, forbidden love, psycotic mother, stupid father, oblivious brother, loneliness, and surprising not much about school. Weird.

Things I love:
1. Dave is absolutely a worth-a-life friend
2. Mr. Cline is the best teacher ever
3. Percy, the bar bouncer is so nice to her lol (This is the MOST NOT IMPORTANT character of all but I love him lol)
4. The Cover... so cool!

Things I hate:
1. Juli's dad is so raspberrying oblivious to her scars and bruises
2. Juli's dad keeps on defending her mom after all she has done to Juli
3. Juli is so raspberrying stupid for not telling anybody about her mom, come on, she's raspberrying SEVENTEEN, not seven
4. Isaac is a selfish jerk
5. Juli's mom is so raspberrying sick!!! Not just mentally but as an overall. Don't bother telling me it's her sickness, she should know better not to live with others when she's such a psycho!!
6. Juli's brother, R.J. is so raspberrying stupid to not notice that she is tortured by their mom

So as an overall, I don't like this book, not hate it though.


Spoilers:
Juli lost her virginity to Isaac but he left her when she needed her most. She ended up with her best friend, Dave, who was also Isaac's best friend.

Here's the sweet excerpt of the last chapter:

I take his hand and press it to my cheek. “I don’t deserve you.”
“Juli—”
“No, really. Right now, I don’t deserve you. I don’t deserve anyone. I think—”
I swallow, not sure how my next words will be received. But no matter his reaction, they’re true. I feel it in my gut that this is the right thing to do.
“I think I need some time. Not that I don’t love you, too. I do. But I need some time to myself to put me back together again. You don’t deserve a shell, and that’s all I am right now. You deserve the real me, not who I’ve been the past few months.”
He leans forward and presses his forehead against mine. “Gorgeous and smart.”
“You said you believe good things come to those who wait. Think you can wait a little longer for me?”
“You got it, kitten.”

Beastly Lindy's Diary

Posted by miss fifi at Saturday, December 01, 2012 0 comments

Just finished this book~


See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast.Lindy's Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!




Diary,




I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him—something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay—I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . .




Lindy

Spoiler:

Lidy comes to live with a furry wolf because her father tricks her. Turns out the wolf is her crush from high school (when he was human) who was cursed by a wicked witch. She finds out about this at the end of the book. After their kiss, he turns human. They date and go back to high school.

My Thoughts:

This is such  a sweet Beauty and The Beast book, a modern version of it. It was written in a diary format and I love it! Although I stopped loving fairy tales years ago, this book has been a very interesting read for me. The stuff are easy to figure out and the writing is simple.

Crow's Row

Posted by miss fifi at Saturday, December 01, 2012 0 comments

Crow's Row (Crow's Row #1)
by Julie Hockley



For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill's grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing-and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she's been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it's a forbidden love and one that won't allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing


A friend of mine gave me a copy of this book a few days ago. I don't know what to expect of it, so the first thing I checked was the ending. And reading the ending, I felt positive that I wouldn't read the book. Period. But guess what? I couldn't help but read it although I hate the ending! lol

One word to describe this book: AWESOME! (well in my world it's called raspberrying awesome lol). Everything is awesome. The plot is great. The characters are sweet. The setting is cool. The whole story is perfect. This book is the best book I've read so far (minus my favorite book, A Season of Eden lol).

Okay lets talk about the characters.

Firstly, Emily is a nineteen years old college girl. She stumbles upon a gang leader and gets kidnapped after witnessing a murder done by the handsome guy. The guy keeps him at his house. He's nice and does nothing to hurt her. Overprotective at times.

Next, Cameron. He's a twenty something guy who is a respectable gang leader. He keeps Emily as a captive in his house not really sure what to do with her. he's just trying to protect her.

Other than that, there's Rocco (my favorite character!), Cameron's brother. He's funny, and nice at times. Quite childish but is a good friend of Emily.

How the story goes? Easy. (Spoiler!) Eventually, Cameron and Emily fall in love with each other. Emily starts loving Cameron's friends. He works, and she stays at home. (And this is where I wanted the story to end, Happily Ever After, but no, it doesn't end this way!). One day the house gets attacked, and my beloved Rocco got killed. The attacker wants Emily (because she sorts of have lots of money left by her former-gang-leader-but-dead-brother). Emily escapes and has a good time with Cameron alone for a few days before she gets kidnapped again, by a dangerous gang leader who wants the money. (Yeah, people just love to kidnap her!). The gang leader tries to rape her. Cameron saves her. Cameron gets shot. She cries.

The end: Emily goes back to her old house, with Cameron's dog. She refuse to receive Cameron's money. She's thinking bout seeking a revenge for the death of Cameron, her brother (Bill) and Rocco. And Cameron is alive!!! He wants Emily to be away because he wants her to be safe. He returns to his old life. No, they don't end up together c:

Okay, here's my favorite quotes from the book:

"Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost … I wouldn’t survive that. I closed my eyes, willing the tears to stay hidden behind my eyelids and focusing on breathing in and out instead of the pain that was ramming in my heart." - Emmily or Emmy


"How do you know when you’re There, I had once wondered. Maybe you’re lucky enough to notice the moment it’s happening to you. Maybe you’re able to block out all the other stuff that is, in the end, just background noise. But, most often, you don’t know that you were There until you lose it, or until it gets taken away from you. When you look back, you clearly see that time, that place, when all the pieces of you had finally fit together to make you blissfully happy, make you your whole self. Like one of those jumbo puzzles that take up your entire kitchen table for weeks, the tiny pieces are just cardboard shapes with colors splashed on them, and they don’t make any sense until you find their rightful place among the other pieces. When you put the last piece into place and the pieces now form a complete picture, that’s when you’re There. But while you were busy thinking about gluing the puzzle together, so that the pieces would never be apart again, someone comes from behind you, destroys the last piece and throws the rest of the pieces away. Even if you could muster up enough courage to put the pieces back together, the picture would never be complete again, because of the last missing piece … which, as it turned out, was smack in the middle, or in the heart, of the picture." -Emily or Emmy

"Knowing that Emmy was out there safe, living her life, even if it was without me, was enough … it had to be." - Cameron

OKAY GUYS, YOU NEED TO RASPBERRYING READ THIS ONE!!!! YEAH< I'M YELLING LIKE A SARGEANT HERE!!! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???? OKAY, I'm sorry, that's a lil bit rude. Just read it okay, and share my giddiness.. xoxo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Posted by miss fifi at Thursday, November 29, 2012 0 comments

When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she's missing. Escape isn't high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she's part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she's still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she's falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn't sure she wants to take it.

 Spoilers:

Naomi got kidnapped, right after her boyfriend, Brad, hit her in the face. Her capturers kidnapped her because they thought she knew about the robbery they had done. Her capturers first thought about killing her but then decide to go against it and kept her as a captive in their house. At first they locked her in her room (but fed her) but after a few months, they became friendly enough with her to let her walked around in the house. She tried to seduce one of her capturers, Jesse, but they fell hopelessly in love with each other. She hated to admit it but she was happier with them than she ever had with her family. But then Jesse decided to let her go and reported the other capturers' robbery to the police. She returned to her family but missed them, especially Jesse, who went missing after turning her friends in. He became a wanted criminal. Four months later, she met him and he confessed that he loves her. He turned himself in although Naomi didn't want him to. She decided to wait for him.

Thoughts (spoiler aletrt):
I'll give this book five stars because it is so raspberrying awesome (okay I created the word 'raspberry' to replace my insulting cuss words lol Point of Retreat is my inspiration). The writing is easy to understand and it goes so deep into life as a captive. I hate violence and stuff but this book is quite okay for me because although the main character is kidnapped or captured or whatever-you-call-it against her will, they treated her quite better than her parents at times. If I was her, maybe I wouldn't try to leave like ever. lol I love the ending, it's perfect. She gets her family back and maybe her boyfriend back in the future? :)

But guess what? the ending is not my favorite part, but this is:

“Jesse,” she gasped, gripping him closer. “How can you be here? Are you really here?” He didn’t seem real. It had been four months since she had stepped out of his car. Four long, bittersweet months.
He looked into her eyes, but didn’t smile. “Yes, I’m really here.”

I am such a sucker for such cheesy reunions lol happy reading~

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 0 comments

Goodread's summary:
 A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.


Spoiler:

Lucas is fellow classmate of Jacqueline. She sucks at econ so she seeks help of a tutor, not knowing that Lucas is the tutor because she contacts him via email. The truth finally gets revealed but her teacher disapproves of the relationship because Lucas technically is a teacher too and relationship between students and teachers are forbidden. Lucas isn't mad that he was first considered a rebound.

The end:
They end up together

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 0 comments


Slammed (Slammed #1)
by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads Author)

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. 

Spoilers:
Will thinks that Layken is an adult, and Layken doesn't know that Will is a teacher. They meet at school and Will ends the relationship. But both of their brothers are friends. Layken helps Will takes care of his brother because Will is alone in taking care of him. They get close when Layken's mom is diagnosed of cancer

The end:
They end up together. Layken's mom isn't dead yet. 

My Thoughts:
I'm starting to love poems!

My Rating:
4.7 Stars

When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 5 comments

Goodreads' Summary:

Chloe Henderson has never been one to break the rules or push the boundaries… but during her summer break, she and her friends use fake IDs to sneak into a club. It’s there that she meets handsome and alluring bartender, Will Morris. The pair hit it off immediately, growing closer with every passing day. But as with every summer, it has to end sometime. 
Chloe’s senior year approaches and there’s a shock in store when she returns to do her final year at school. Will is there too, but he’s not one of her fellow students…
A tale of forbidden love, broken hearts, friendship, and rivalry

Spoilers:
Chloe helps Will during happy hour in a bar and they fall for each other. They get close during the summer, with Will thinking that Chloe is not an underage and Chloe thinking that Will doesn't care that she is an underage. They split at the end of the summer, Will takes a teaching job far away from her. But when she returns to her school, Will is a teacher there. Will accuses her of lying about her age. Will breaks the relationship. But the relationship rekindle after quite some time. They spend their time without others' knowledge. But one day a fellow student finds them making out in class and blackmails them. Will's smart brother help them trap the girl so they don't get reported.

The End:
After graduation, Will tells Chloe's father about their relationship. At first he is pissed but then they get along nicely. They get married.

My Thoughts:
I love this story. It's sweet and pretty intriguing.

My Rating:
4.5 stars

The Low Notes by Kate Roth

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 1 comments

The Low Notes
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When a chance meeting between high school teacher Kevin Reed and singer Nina Jordan ignites an instant spark, they must decide if it's more important to follow your heart or follow the rules.
After caring for his dying father, Kevin Reed, returns to his hometown of Wexley Falls, bereaved, unemployed and exhausted at the thought of starting a new life. After a failed blind date, Kevin meets young singer Nina Jordan who takes his breath away with the sound of her voice. The connection is instantaneous and mutual on their first date, but both are crestfallen when they discover days later, to their horror, Nina is Kevin's student at the local high school.
Deciphering between notions of love and lust, fate and coincidence, Kevin and Nina find themselves unable to turn their backs on what they can't deny is a once in a lifetime feeling. Told from both perspectives, The Low Notes explores a love that feels right even though it seems wrong.
Spoilers:
Kevin meets Nina when she was singing at a club. They had a date. They fell in love with each other. Kevin trids to end the relationship once he found out that Nina is his student. Nina tried to accept that. But they continued meeting each other. After a while, Nina's ex boyfriend found out about the relationship and revealed it to everyone. Kevin quit before the news hit the school principal. Kevin left and Nina felt devastated. 

The End: They ended up together.

Rating: 5 Stars

A Season of Eden

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 0 comments

Goodreads' Summary:

A Season of Edenby J.M. Warwick, Jennifer Laurens (Goodreads Author)

He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.(less)


Spoilers:

Eden is a famous girl in school, she approaches her teacher, Mr Christian, because she likes him. She even stalks him. Although at first Mr. Christian refuses to get close with her, he ends up going out with her for coffee. They don't do much, just talk and stuff. Their relationship is a secret from others till the end of the story. The end : Eden leaves high school but after a few months, she returns and meets Mr. Christian again.

My thoughts:

This is such a sweet love story. Although teacher-student relationship sounds heavy, the author manages to deliver it sweetly.

5 Stars~


About Me

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, November 25, 2012 0 comments



I am just a boring small town girl and
I read books to cope with my pathetic life.
Nothing fun bout me,
but you might find some amusing things in the books I read.
I review books in the form of a rant.
If you're allergic to curse words,
stay away from my blog for your own sake.
Someone said I need to take a Happy Pill once,
so I guess I'm extremely rude and too sarcastic in my reviews.
Someone also said, I was blind when it comes to the quality of books,
so please expect some blind reviews too.
Read them at your own caution.

Love,
Miss Nobody.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Contact Me

Posted by miss fifi at Monday, March 19, 2012 0 comments
For fast response when it comes to questions, critics and requests, please contact me via email at:


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And please do not ask for my copy of any book. That's a bit too much don't you think so?
 

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