Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5) by Kristen Ashley

Posted by miss fifi at Sunday, March 23, 2014 0 comments

3.5 Jagged Stars from me :)



I can't explain it now because the publisher has requested that reviews NOT be posted until closer to the November 5th release date, how sweet of them right? LOL

So see you again in November :3



I forgot to review this one. My memory is obviously trying to fuck up my life. *sighs*



Lets do a quickie shall we?



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An old flame rekindled . . .


Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.

Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.




Long story short, this book is about the story of a Ham and a Cookie.



Ham:



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Cookie:



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Trust me, they work!
But their story kinda bored the hell out of me.
And sometimes it pissed the heck out of me : you fuck around and expect your girl to wait for you? who's that fucking dense?! Someone, obviously.
NOTHING I've never seen before in KA's other books.
Kristen Ashley is still one of my favourite authors though.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel

Posted by miss fifi at Friday, March 21, 2014 0 comments

0.99 i-Shouldn't-Have-Read-It-But-I-Was-In-My-Weak-Moment-Or-It-Could-Be-Just-My-Usual-Crazy-Moment Star

*please excuse my COLORFUL language, the world is too dull in black and white*

If it's not clear enough for you, I'll spell it out : I. HATE. THE. BOOK. 


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We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master. 
A master we've never seen.
Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel.
When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. 
Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to... 
because HE teaches us to.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know.
We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it. 
Then something changed. 
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I'll go against everything I know to be with him. 

A monster. 

My monster. 

Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside. 

I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story.



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1. Ridiculous - He bought thirteen girls as his slave because he wants them to have a better life, compared to their previous life, which is as a slave TOO!

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2. Funny - He wants a better life for all of them yet he makes them his slaves, making them go nuts. Might as well just kill them.

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3. Annoying. -Number One, Number Two, Number Three, Number Four, Number Five, Number Six, Number Seven, Number Eight, Number Nine, Number Ten, Number Eleven, Number Twelve and Number Thirteen. One more number and you'd find me dead, leaving a list of thirteen reasons why I fucking hate the book.

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4. Cliche : The sick bastard fell for his slave and his stupid slave fell for him. You save me, I save you -_-

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5. Boring - I might have officially became the Yawn Queen thanks to the book. I've read Tears of Tess, thank you, no need to fucking replay everything for me. -_-

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6. Confusing - The Number thingy is one thing. The whole memory shit is another thing altogether. And the identities of the thirteen slaves is a whole different thing altogether. ~ Summon her. Touch her. Tell her some weird stuff in another language. Send her away. What on Earth is your fucking point?! Converse like a fucking normal person will you?!

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7. Frustrating - Explain it in details, or don't explain at all. I can't magically understand everything if it's not explained!

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8. Creepy: Bully. He was disfigured when he was a 13 just because another kid of age 16 was jealous of him. With dangerous chemical that is. This fucking creeped me out, A LOT! Over-the-top-creepy. 

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9. Alarming - Now how am I gonna go out when some sixteen year old could disfigure me so easily out there?!

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10. Meh : 

Him : Fear doesn’t leak from her pores like it does from the others; she’s strong and steady.

and

HER:

1. “Please,” I whimper, and in my current state of despair, I don’t really know what I’m pleading for.
2. ...I’m sobbing...
3. I flinch, not wanting him to touch me. 
4.Tears soak the blindfold on my eyes, and I try frantically not to make a sound as I sob.
5.My hands are shaking wildly,
I bite my lip so hard blood fills my mouth for the second time today.

Didn't know that that's how people show their bravery these days.. *I am getting old*

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11. Sick : He did what he did because of what people did to him. From him to the slaves, to the bully and to the book, they were all sick. The slaves being physically sick, the master being mentally sick and the bully being mentally and physically sick (- his girlfriend saying that he wasn't handsome enough should qualify for this lol. 

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12. Lacking : I wonder and wonder and wonder yet I never got my fucking answer from the book.

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13. No no and fucking NO! : I am sorry but my fragile mind couldn't handle the absurdity of this book. 



I'll be completely honest with you, I'm never ever gonna suggest this book to anyone (unless when I am in my sadistic mode ;) ).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Black Box by Cassia Leo

Posted by miss fifi at Wednesday, March 19, 2014 0 comments
The-Box-Is-Black-But-That's-It Stars

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It has got two covers, this one:


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and this one:


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But I prefer the latter because it kinda reflects the story better than the first one, since it's supposed to be about sadness and all.

The blurb is quite nice. Nothing really intriguing about it but to be honest, I wouldn't have picked the book up if I were to really take the synopsis into mind.

So why on Earth did I choose to read it? THE MISSING MH370.

WHAT?! WTF does that has to do with anything? *shrugs*

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♥️ Three fateful encounters....
♥️ Two heart-breaking tragedies....
♥️ One last chance to get it right.

From New York Times best selling author Cassia Leo, comes an epic love story about rewriting destiny.

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.


My thought on the blurb: oh, okay..

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So..........................to explain everything, I'll simply use the blurb itself. A part of it that is.

Lets begin the COUNTDOWN!

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Three + Fateful + Encounters EQUALS Three Fateful Encounters
But just Three short, despite Fateful Encounters DO NOT FUCKING EQUALS I Love You, You Love Me and We Should Forever and Ever be in the Happy La La Land.

Let me spell it out for you, that is P U R E - C L I C H E!

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Two Heart-Breaking Tragedies are supposed to make me cry. Since crying is a bit underrated, I had agreed on expecting just a sad feeling (or two?). But heck if I felt anything over the tragedies that the two characters went through. It made me frown. Just a big ugly frown. I'm not gonna start talking bout all the I-just-couldn't-connect-with-them shit, since it all came down to one simple thing : The BOOK failed me.

The tragedies : One : (view spoiler) and two (view spoiler)didn't make me feel. Call me emotionless or what but I seriously think they don't deserve my pity (it's what they did that made me numb when it came to their sufferings). He was..well.. he. While she was..hmm..crazy. Before you start attacking me for being so INCONSIDERATE calling her crazy after what she went through, let me explain a little thing to you:


If someone is ugly, then he's ugly.
You can call him pretty. You can call him beautiful. You can call him gorgeous. You can call him handsome. But you CAN'T change the truth, he's still ugly.


She's crazy so I'll call her crazy. A masochistic crazy.

I'm not a big fan of people hell bent on destroying their lives, so excuse me while I hate the book for that one reason :)

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Instead of being spun into a creative story, it became more like this:


I'm in a trouble. A superhero comes. He saves me. He falls in love with me and I fall in love with him. We kiss. We live happily ever after. The End.


Back to point number one: Let me spell it out for you, that is P U R E - C L I C H E!

In the end, all I could say is:

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HOWEVER, there's also a HOWEVER for this book. The not-so-cool parts aside, I'd have fallen head over heels in love with the book because the writing was sooooooooooooo beautiful. Might give Cassia Leo's other books a try after this. :)

p/s: the plane thingy..well it's not 'involved' enough in the storytelling so I am back to perusing the news for the latest lead on where MH370 has disappeared to.. #prayforMH370

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My advice? If your taste is just like mine (which I think is VERY unlikely because I'm one of a kind lol) then I'm gonna suggest you to not read the book..but if you're in the mood for an average (what is the standard of average NAs actually?) NA book, then just go ahead and read the book.

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