The Amarant by Tricia Barr

the amarantI really enjoyed reading The Amarant by Tricia Barr. I found this young adult novel different than the other vampire based novels. The way the characters are introduced and described by Tricia Barr is simply amazing. The story is about a teenage girl named Crimson Wilkinson who is in love with a collection of vampire books she has read. Crimson is more in love with the main character Nicholae Albaric. She decides to type his name in the search engine of a people finder program after she falls bored while searching for her father. What she does not expect to find is a match, Nicholae Albaric is real. This starts many twists and turns with the story. I found my self really interested in this fictional vampire. All the clues made you really wonder how this love story will end. I was very surprised with the ending and I loved it! I really find that Barr took a popular young adult book theme and made it her own. I found this a really good read. ***I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.***

(from amazon.com) A fictional world brought to life, a dark romance that promises eternity, and a secret that threatens to end it all. Crimson Wilkinson is a teenage girl who, having survived a dark childhood, finds her escape in reading a popular vampire series. After some investigation, she becomes a very active part in the very true vampire stories the world thought were fiction and falls in love with their author, Nicholae Albaric, the sweetly lonely vampire celebrity. But her happiness is short-lived as she discovers she has a rare gene that makes the carrier extremely powerful if turned into a vampire, and she is targeted as the vampire community’s number-one most-wanted, some who want to kill her before she becomes a threat, and others who want to use her powers to their own ends.

By Your Side by Kasie West

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I really love a good book! You know the one that keeps you up all night because you can’t put it down. The type of book where you fall in love with the characters and have to know what happens next. Well that is exactly the type of book that By Your Side by Kasie West  was for me. I admit that I was drawn in by the cover. Kasie West books always have cute covers. I really like how you can judge a book by its cover with this author and she never disappoints me! By Your Side  is about two people who get stuck in the library all weekend. I mean how awesome would that be! Autumn has anxiety and I appreciated how well she was written and the message that came across with it. Autumn was still a strong character, but it also showed how she dealt with it (or in some cases didn’t deal with it). Anxiety is a real and scary disorder that many people have to deal with on a daily basis. This disorder can control your live in many ways. Then there is Dax who was smooth and easy despite his upbringing. He had a lot going on even though he wasn’t given a lot to start with. A true opposites attracts!  This is a great read for anyone who loves a good love story.

The Travelers: A Novel by Chris Pavone

the travelersThe Travelers: A Novel by Chris Pavone  is the third book in this series. This book has so many twists and turns that you are likely to be shocked again and again. The main reason of the story gradually floats to the surface. Which will be a complete shocker to what you thought was going to happen. This book, like a lot of Chris Pavone’s other books centers around espionage.  While the book is a true page turner it does change rapidly from New York City to Mendoza, Argentina, Falls Church, Virginia, Paris, Capri, Istanbul, and other amazing places around the world.  I found that the suspense was very intoxicating.  A good stay up all night suspenseful read!
(from amazaon.com) It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is? Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all. It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.

**I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.**

 

 

BookCase.Club Review February 2017

I am really enjoying the great reads this month from BookCase.club. This monthly book subscription box offers you two books each month at an affordable price. I just started reading Blonde Ops and it is really hard to put down. If you are looking for great books to read, then this is the subscription box for you! If you use coupon code PATTI15 you will receive 15% off your purchase.

From amazon.com:

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman  Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca “Bec” Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly. Bec quickly realizes that Parker’s “accident” may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady’s life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart. Can Bec catch the person who’s after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker’s accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time? Blonde Ops is a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum  From the creators of Homeland and the Final Destination films, Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else.At first they called it system-wide malfunctions when the robots stopped fighting at exactly 2:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, August 17, 2051. For twenty-two hours the battlefields were silent. Then when the bots began killing again, now targeting their human commanders, they shook their heads and called it fatal programming errors. When, a day later, the skies over cities on six continents grew dark with warships, they began to understand. And when the bombs rained down and legions of bot foot soldiers marched into the burning ruins, killing any humans who resisted and dragging away the rest, they finally called it what it was: revolution. Only a few escaped the robot war. Those who did lived in secret freeposts, hiding from the robot armies determined to control the human race. Nick, Kevin, and Cass are some of the lucky ones—they live with their parents in a secret human community outside the robot-controlled Cities. But when the bots discover their village and attack, the teens are forced to run. Determined to find out if their parents are alive, the three siblings venture into the heart of the robot City, where one misstep could be their last

Truly Madly Famously by Rebecca Serle

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Truly Madly FAmously by Rebecca Serle is the second book in the Famous in Love series.  I read the first book,  Famous in Love and fell in love with the characters Paige, Rainer and Jordan. I love how this book picks up where the first book left off. Truly Madly Famously is about Paige and Rainer’s relationship once they get back to L.A.  but with a twist ending that you really do not see coming. I love how Rebecca Serle’s writing helps you get lost in the story. There are many parts of the story that you can relate to at any age.  A great young adult series!

From Amazon.com: After being plucked from obscurity, Hollywood’s newest It Girl, Paige Townsen, has a blockbuster film to her name and Rainer Devon on her arm. But being half of the world’s most famous couple comes with a price. No matter where Paige goes, someone is always watching. Soon she finds herself dodging photographers; hiding her feelings for her other costar, Jordan Wilder; and weathering tabloid scandals that threaten to tear her and Rainer apart–and end her career as quickly as it began. As she navigates her new L.A. life in this exciting sequel to Famous in Love, Paige finds that she doesn’t know who to trust: Old friends could be betraying her secrets, and new friends are keeping secrets of their own.

Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle Book Review

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There has been a lot of talk surrounding the book Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle. There is even a new Freeform original series. I was not sure about this book at first. However, after a few pages I felt like I had to know what happens with Paige. This book is a great read if you are looking for something that is not only inspirational but a love story as well. I like how Rebecca Serle’s writing makes it easy to become one with the story making it hard to put down. The chemistry between Paige and Rainer makes it feel like a fairy tale in the making. But then Jordan shows up and puts a new twist in a soon to be love triangle. A must read if you are looking for a fun young love story. I look forward to reading the new book in this series, Truly Madly Famously.