***This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review***When it comes to romance, it is definitely a genre that I have to be in the mood for. I enjoyed reading this debut novel and following the characters blossoming romance. I loved the characters as they were easy to relate to and I loved that music played a big role throughout the story because it is something I hold very dearly in my heart as my husband is a musician. But my absolute favorite part of this book was that there was no love triangles and no instant love. None!! It made the story refreshing! I enjoyed the authors writing as it was smooth and easy to follow and I loved the quirky names of the chapters. The main male character is a famous singer which at first didn’t sit well with me, I had a hard time believing that he would fall for an everyday person because we don’t see that happen. The one thing I wish was different was the box of love letters between Violet and Jonathan. I understood that it held an importance in the way our main character Tegen saw love but I don’t feel as if it was stressed enough. It was more of just popped in there and that deflated the value of these letters between them, it just didn’t fit for me and I wanted it to fit so bad! Over all I did enjoy this book and am looking forward to seeing more from Dallas Coryell in the future. Thanks for stopping by and until next time!
I want to talk about my 2016 favorite(s). I did have a few five star books that I read this past year: The Bees by Laline Paull, The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison, Illusionarium by Heather Dixon and many more. Like I mentioned in my introduction post I am not a picky reader so handing out 4 and 5 star reviews are not hard for me. But what is really hard for a book to do is make it to my favorites shelf. To do that the story has to stick with me well past when I finish reading. If I enjoy the book while reading it that is great, but if I enjoy that book six months after finishing it (that’s hard to do in my case) the spot is rightfully earned. The book that has stuck with me the longest this year is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I read his book back in April and I love it so much that I named one of my rabbits after the main character. Patrick Bateman is such a complex character and that makes him utterly fascinating, you just can’t help being drawn to him. He is charming successful and surprising in a horrible way. I have read graphic novels before but American Psycho is the most graphic and gruesome one yet. I don’t think I will find one that will top it. The writing is smooth and easy to follow, even when our characters thoughts are cut off mind sentence. You are inside this mans head for a majority of the story and it is a rough place to be. One moment he is calm and composed, making millions in his business and looking sharp (due to his ridiculous morning routine that never changes) and is charming as hell, then the next he is the most terrifying person you can imagine. I was consitantly wondering while reading “is this what actually goes on in a persons head when they are crazy?”. As you read you know what he is going to do next when his mood flips but I never imagined that every time would be worse than the last. This book had a solid five stars from me and a permanent spot in the favorites shelf before I was half way through. If you can handle gruesome and at times repulsing,American Psycho is a must read. It truly shook me to the core.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this book whether you have read it or not, let’s talk about it! Thanks for stopping by and until next time,
My name is Tiffany and I decided to start this blog so I can talk about the books I read with people who also love to read. A little about myself, I am originally from Las Vegas Nevada but currently live in New Mexico. My husband is a maintainer in the Air Force and I am currently perusing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love to cook, do crafts and of course read. I read a little bit of everything, I’m not too picky. YA, Fantasy, Horror, Classics, you name it and I will read it. Some of my favorite authors include Aldous Huxley (he wrote one of my all time favorites, Brave New World), Colleen Hoover, Veronica Roth and many others. No one is able to have just one. I am in a book club called The Misfits because we are all a bunch of crazy women who want to read and drink wine all day, we read a book a month. My reading goals for 2017 are to read twenty-five books and a classic every three months. We will see how it goes, I am super excited! For now, since I am such a busy body, I am hoping to post once or twice a month. Once I get the hang of things I will try to have something up more often. I do have an Instagram for all my bookish photos: @Vegasbookjunkie. For now I thank you for your patience support and the time you take out of your day to read my rambles.