Monday, June 18, 2012

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: HEXED (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)

Hexed is just plain AWESOME.

If you would like to read about one kickass druid, a totally funny dog, witches, vampires, werewolves and even normal helpful people... you gotta read this.

Atticus is MY BEST HERO now. He's smart, super funny and friggin strong. His age made him very wise, thus, his inner ramblings and paranoia. I pretty much like the way his mind works. It's like he predicts the next steps. His fighting strategies are just weirdly great. The way he always gets his ear destroyed is truly annoying, yet funny too. The only awkward thing here is his constant battle against his attraction to his apprentice, which by the way, based on the book, is really hot and beautiful. I don't know why he just doesn't pursue her? I mean, he doesn't seem to have any problem with other women.. hmm.. are druids not allowed to have a relationship with their apprentice?

I can't say that the plot of Hexed is better than the first book... I think it's just about the same. My excitement with both books are the same. I'm not a big fan of witches, but they sure made this novel more action packed and hilarious. Throw in werewolves, coyotes, demons vampires and a couple of priests... perfect!

The author is soooo great, he even made me look forward to the next book... There were some questions left unanswered

>Golden apples? 
>the ear again? 
>two goddesses having turf war? 
>Atticus' love life? ;p

I wanna read the next book right away, but I also want to slow down since I don't know what to read after I finish the next two books...... hmmm.. Anywayyy.. 5 stars for ya my Atticus!!! ^_^

Saturday, June 16, 2012


This is my papa. It's probably cliche to say this, but hey, it's the perfect thing to say... "HE'S THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD!!!".

Can't wait to see him again in person... not just in skype. haha. Oh well. ;p


book.fave.rave: ALWAYS BEEN MINE (The Moreno Brothers, #2)

I LOVE IT!!! omygosh, Alex just added up to my list of fave guys in ya! I love the plot!, i mean i loved the plot for the first book but this one tops that. Its amazing how this book worked for me. Alex is just so sweet (AND SUCH A GUY) in his pov's.. i couldn't get enough. Valerie on the other hand is a great character. Stands up for herself but also lets Alex do his caveman thing from time to time. The thrill of the book obviously pulled me in and i swear i laughed out loud at some parts especially the night with Luke .. what a scene! I also love that there are lots of scenes with the other characters. I'm so happy that Angel and Sarah eventually got married (funny i don't think i saw something about Sydney here haha!). Their interaction with family and friends is such a good part of the novel. I'm actually looking forward to the next books.

Perfect. absolutely perfect. =)

book.fave.rave: WHAT I DIDN'T SAY

*tear jerker* *sniff*

This one deserves more than my five stars. Jake and Sam deserved their own piece of happily ever after. Their year had been a tough one, considering their age. Jake had a pretty big accident which changed his life forever while Sam had A VERY VERY BIG problem. Together, everything fell into place for them. Some scenes may have felt awkward, but all things considered, I really loved the story of this book. It's all about hope and finding the courage to say what you really feel.

This book reminded me that bad things can happen to anybody... but you always have to look on the brighter side. Lots of other people have their own problems... sometimes, yours may not even amount to a speck of what theirs are. You gotta be thankful for even the smallest blessing of life.

What and emotional roller coaster...

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: THE LOST HERO (Heroes of Olympus #1)

How could i not give 5 stars to such a perfect work?


I cannot believe how I seriously love Rick Riordan today. Okay, I loved him way back Percy Jackson and Kane Series, but now that I've finished this... My love just turned into obsession. I am so fond of his works that i may just fly right now.

JASON: My hero!! my fabulous hero!! Of course, he's everything a hero should be. He's kinda Percy-ish.. except for the memory loss and the obvious fighting style differences. I like it that even though he felt as if something is wrong, and that he thinks he shouldn't be with Camp Half Blood, he still took the risk and the task at hand. He's definitely trust worthy and maybe drool worthy too as Piper cited so many times. I look forward to more of him on the next books.

PIPER: My heroine!! My ever beautifully headstrong heroine!! She had me in awe many times in this novel. I knew that this would be very exciting as soon as Aphrodite claimed Piper as her daughter. She's a breath of fresh air. I like how humble Piper is. She may be the daughter of a movie star but she didn't boast about it.. well except for one scene here (even I will boast a whole lot more if i was Piper in that situation). Her ability to persuade other people was very handy in almost all of their trials. I love how she eventually came out of her shell and had lots of self confidence in the end. She's a really good example of how i want Aphrodite's kids to behave.

LEO: I LOVE YOU LEO!! I LOVE YOU!!!!! So there, I am Leo's fan girl. I love him!! He's my kind of guy! I'm glad that he hasn't paired up with anyone else cuz for now, he's mine. Haha. LOL. Leo is the kind of guy that you just want to hug, comfort and be with until he says he'd had enough. I'm not trying to be all mushy here, it's just that Leo has been to too many trials. not on a quest but in real life. Some of his thoughts just makes me want to go grab him outta the book and hug him. He's a classic example of a "funny on the outside, sad on the inside" person. He's so hilarious. Majority of my time while i was reading this was all about laughing on Leo's jokes. He's certainly one of a kind. I'm glad that he made a character like him. The novel would be so boring without him. He's intelligent, efficient, loyal, fun to be with and also a bit sensitive about his mom. I wish they'll see each other on the next book or so that Leo won't be sad anymore.

Piper and Jason --> If they don't end up together, i'll be sorely disappointed. I don't care which camp he came from. I don't even care if he has another girl friend from the other camp. Pipes and Jason are MADE FOR EACH OTHER.

Percy and Annabeth --> If Percy forgets that Annabeth's his girlfriend, i'm going to shoot him personally right between the eyes!

Percy and Jason's memories --> If these doesn't go back to their proper places in those beautiful heads... ARRRGGHHH!!

The plot is so great. Their adventure never let me down or had me bored. It's THAT GOOD! I am still not convinced with Hera. I guess i'm disappointed with all of the gods. They're supposed to be helping their children, not let things become bad before they help. Lots of times here, I hated Zeus. He's just not fit to be a parent. Honestly. I wish those gods would talk to them more on the next books... not just wait for something bad to happen and then come to their children's aid.

I am excited for the idea of combining two entirely different camps. I so look forward to the next book. I think i'll be reading the next book near the release of the 3rd book. =)

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: HOUNDED (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)





--I really do think that this would make a great movie since it's full of action. Lots of effects can be put into it. It also doesn't hurt that the personality of the main character is utterly... awesome. ;)

By gods Atticus! You are one seriously hot, badass and SUPER SMART druid!!! This book made me squeal with delight, fist pump with my sister (after Atticus beat the bad guys) and hug our dog wishing he could also talk like Oberon. I love every word here. No time wasted. Atticus is very very hilarious and I think, he passed that to his dog/friend, Oberon too. I love how Atticus thinks. He's always either very smart, one step ahead his enemies or sarcastic in a really funny way. I like it that his character was built to withstand gods and goddesses. I love it that he stands up for what he vowed for and what he believed in. This novel couldn't have been more perfect when it comes to the plot. The author to me, was a real genius. The mixture of paranormal beings here is just... amazing!

I think I have a new favorite now, sorry... Harry.

Anyway... i would love to steal Oberon from you, Atticus. But I figured, you'll miss him... so maybe next time.




I'll tell you what else is "easy" with this novel.

✔It's easy so fall in love with Lucas / Landon 

Here's a very sweet scene wherein Lucas/Landon sketched Jacqueline

“What will you do with them?” I asked, more than a little belatedly. “Redo them in charcoal, probably.” I waited for more. “And then?” He shrugged into his hoodie and stared down at me. “Tack them to my bedroom wall?” My lips parted, but I had no idea what to say. Bedroom wall? His eyes returned to the pad, turned to the second drawing. “Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this?” 

Here's another sweet thing that Lucas/ Landon did: Erin: 

Do you still have your coffee cup? 
Me: Yes? 
Erin: Take the sleeve off 
Me: OMG Erin: His phone number? 
Me: How did you know??? 
Erin: I’m Erin. I know all. ;) 
Erin: Actually, I just wondered why he wrote on your cup if he was going to make your drink. If Erin hadn’t texted me during class, that cup, and his number, would have been pitched into the hallway wastebasket. 

--I mean a guy doing this? haha.. precious!

✔It's easy to cheer for Jacqueline when she was on a rough end

✔It's easy to cheer for Jacqueline when she was getting away from something bad that coulda happen.

✔It's easy to cheer for Jacqueline when she was trying to capture Lucas' attention.

✔It's easy to hate Kennedy just for being what he is. Ugh.. A disgrace. I truly, truly wish that nobody is inspired to be like him. LOL

Just look at this line and you'll see what I mean:

“Jacqueline, you need to understand something. Buck’s been talking shit about hooking up with you for weeks now. Others have corroborated his account. Everyone knows about it. No one else buys your he-tried-to-rape-me-too story, now. It’s kind of late for that.” 

✔It's VERY FRIGGIN EASY TO HATE BUCK. Buck the stupid RAPIST should go to jail, no buts, no ifs!!! 

✔It's easy to love Jacqueline's room mate, Erin. She's very considerate and she's always there for Jacqueline.

✔It's easy to like Dr. Heller because of what he did for Lucas/ Landon ... and also because he introduced Jacqueline to him. :)

✔It's easy to want to take self defense classes too... if the result would be like this:

And then, I heard Ralph’s voice in my head. Your body is already a weapon. You just need to know how to use it. Abruptly, I stopped struggling and took stock: I couldn’t kick. I could possibly get my wrists free by rotating and jerking them straight down, but then what? He would just grab me again, immobilize me further. I needed him closer—the last thing I would naturally seek. I turned my eyes away. “Listen to me when I’m talking to you, goddammit!” He grabbed my chin roughly, his fingers digging in as he leaned over me and forced me to face him. Right hand free. While shoving my hand between us, grabbing and twisting his balls and yanking up as hard as I could, I slammed my forehead into his nose with as much force as I could manage in a straight upward trajectory. The night in the frat parking lot, everything had happened so quickly that getting my bearings was impossible until it was over. This time, everything was in slow motion—so for an impossibly stretched space of time, I was positive that nothing I’d just done had worked. And then he screamed, and his nose started gushing. I had never seen so much blood so close-up. It poured out of him as though I’d opened a faucet full-blast. Left hand free. He was listing to the side. Still yanking up on his balls, I raised my left knee and turned into him, shoving his shoulder with my left hand. He fell sideways into the cramped crevice in front of my truck’s bench seat. The feeling rushed back into my legs, tremors wracking through me, and I went for the door, shoving it open so violently that it almost bounced all the way back.

✔It's easy to feel sorry for what happened to Lucas / Landon in the past.

✔It's also easy to be happy for him and Jacqueline because they sure have a bright future ahead. Here's a spoiler for their future: ^_^

So Jacqueline got accepted at Oberlin. She was already prepared to cry because she knew she was going to be far away from Lucas when suddenly.. the guy said this: 

“So my only question is this—do I want to live in Oberlin and commute to Cleveland, or live near Cleveland and commute to you?” 

--So I found out that this is very near Jacqueline's school. 

And then he continues, 

“First, this is a great job, and I’m excited about it.” “You heard the pay, right? And also, to be near you.” Thumbing a tear from my cheek, he added, “Mostly, to be near you.” “First, this is a great job, and I’m excited about it.” “Second, I’m ambitious, but I can succeed almost anywhere.” “What I can’t do anywhere is be with you.” “Choosing to be with you isn’t a difficult decision, Jacqueline,” he breathed, pulling back one final time to stare into my eyes. “It’s easy. Incredibly easy.” 

--So this is the scene at the end.. and I was like wooooowww 

✔It is incredibly easy to love this because of the characters. I love Jacqueline because she's strong. She found a way to overcome her weaknesses and she never gave up. I love Lucas / Landon because he did everything he could for Jacqueline, even face his fears from the past. They're good for each other... I love that they have a great ending. 5 stars! :)

book.fave.rave: SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD

"how can you go so long knowing someone without really knowing them at all?"

What an emotional read. After bawling over the idea of a sick dad.. I realized that the books that make me cry honestly deserve 5 stars since it meant that I was affected by it in more ways than one.

Payton isn't a perfect character. She's self absorbed, an over thinker, vain, even mean sometimes. . . but then again, who's perfect? right? When she found out that her dad was sick, she brandished her own kind of freaking-out.. which is, cold treatment. Really, I understand that it was her way of coping. I'm a nurse, so I know a lot about MS. I know how Payton must've felt finding out like that (abruptly). I know, but, that doesn't mean that I like how she reacted. I mean, you can be mad for a while... but months? honey, you're seriously wasting your time and the time that you're supposed to be enjoying with your dad! Ugh. I seriously hated her character for a while. Anyway, she patched things up with her dad, realizing that he's still alive and she doesn't need to mourn right away.

Things with her focus object, Sean, also improved. I'm glad that I got a short glimpse of them getting back together in the end.

This book has wonderful values. First off, don't let time pass you by. Live your life to the fullest. Secondly, don't let fear rule your life. There's not much life when you're scared all the time. And thirdly, people you regularly meet everyday and not pay attention to, can be potential friends, so... again, don't let the moment pass you by.

 great read...:)




Sorry, I can't help but put lots of spoiler below..

be warned..

okay I warned ya!! 

Ohmygosh, TACK sure is better than TATE with all the bossiness, machoness, jerkness and of course, sweetness. :)

I knew it! I KNEW THAT I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK! Tyra is a woman who lived a boring black and white life. She decided to turn and go after a life smacking event in her last job.

"For the next two months I bought the paper every Wednesday and opened it to the want ads section. On each page of the want ads, I closed my eyes and pointed. If I was qualified for the job my finger touched, I applied for it.
That was the extent of my plan."

This event brought her to the motorcycle club.. and eventually, to Tack.

Their story started with a bang as usual.. Tack kicking Tyra out of his bed. Then a few days after that, complications arise.

"So I slept with my boss. Who cared?"--Tyra

“I do not fuck anyone who’s got my signature on their paycheck,”--Tack

Well OBVIOUSLY, Tack cared a lot. He care a lot enough to hassle her for the next few days since he OBVIOUSLY wanted to have Tyra again. It was so darn cute the way they had to control themselves.

Eventually, sparks fly and bam! They're together doing sweet things to one another...

“Now relax,” he ordered.
I stared into his eyes.
Then I stammered, “I can’t… you didn’t just…” I paused then finished, “Relax?”
“Yeah, relax.”
“I can’t relax in your lap!” I shouted.
“Then relax on the couch but you get off the couch, babe, just sayin’… two seconds you’ll be back in my lap.”
“You’re unbelievable,” I hissed. 

Here's a scene wherein Tyra was pissed because she think Tack has been ignoring her for four days:

“I don’t know how it works in your world but I’m guessin’ in your world you can lead a man around by his dick by actin’ sweet then turnin’ on the freeze and ignoring his ass for days. Then you think you can shovel shit at him and he’ll eat it for a chance to get another taste of your sweet pussy, but baby, I’m tellin’ you now, that’s not how it works in my world.”--Tack

It's so weird and sweet, honestly.

The sweetest line of Tack (I guess) is this one:

“Tyra, get me right now. You are not gonna slip in a movie about love and redemption and cry by my side because, even though you’ve seen it before, it still moves you and then rip that shit away from me. You are not gonna ride my fingers, whisper to me to fuck you and take my cock the way I wanna give it to you, panting for more and then rip that shit away from me too. You are not gonna clash with me, toss your attitude my way when most every other woman shies away when I’m me then rip that away. And you are not gonna expose that soft spot you got that I like and I wanna protect and take that away from me either. Babe, I told you, you didn’t get it and you need to get it.” His fingers pressed deeper into my skin. “You are Chaos now. I am Chaos. You think you got the option but you don’t. There is no goin’ back. I’ve claimed you.”

--I love that line because it's a sign that Tack appreciated what Tyra was all about and he doesn't want to let any part of her go.

I admit that Tyra annoyed me sometimes when she wanted out. It also annoyed me how bossy Tack is... but I guess that's just part of their team's charm. TEAM TACK&TYRA for the win!!!

Here's also a scene wherein I knew I really love Tack all the way. I don't care how bossy and unrefined he is!

“What I will not accept is being shoved against the wall, a car or even a pillow with your hand at my throat.”
To this, he replied immediately, “But your pulse is there, baby.” 

--After this, it was explained why Tack always wants to hold Tyra's neck. I can't imagine a life like that and all I can say is "awwww" :(

And the Tack went and stole my heart again . . .

“You’re in love with me.”
I closed my eyes.
“Eyes, babe.”
I opened my eyes.
“You’re in love with me,” he said yet again.
“Yes,” I whispered.
“Since we met.”
“I know it sounds crazy, Tack, but –”
“Since we met.”
I fell silent for a moment then said softly, “Yes.”
“Thank fuck you needed that fuckin’ job enough to go head-to-head with me,” he muttered.
“Um…” I started to correct, “I think I went head-to-head with you mostly because you were a jerk. It was only partly because of the job.”
“Then thank fuck I was a jerk.”
Who would have ever thought I’d agree with that?
Still, I did.
“Can I have coffee now?” I requested.
“Tack!” I snapped.
“I love you too, babe.”
My mouth dropped open and I stared.
But although my body was still and my mind was blank, my belly got warm and my heart tripped before it got light.
Tack wasn’t done.
“Watchin’ that fuckin’ movie, minute my fingers curled around your chin, turned your face to mine and I saw you were cryin’, that’s when it happened.”

--See why I love him? :)

The plot itself is really good (yea, that includes the bitchy, money digging-exwife, two sweet teens and Tyra's new found posse). I had fun reading this. I was laughing out loud (and maybe also drooling when the boys came in) in the part wherein the "POSSE" were drinking and Tyra was so drunk. I can just imagine the joy of seeing all of my beloved men!!! ooh lala!!! I love that all of the past characters got together in the book. Thanks to the author, i was able to see a glimpse of their lives now. I'm so happy for them all.

The only complain that I can have here is that part in the end when Tyra was stabbed and sent to the hospital...

"I felt a hand at my throat.
I opened my eyes.
Tack’s handsome face was all I could see.
Weirdly, except his hand wrapped light at my throat, I felt nothing. Not a thing.
Until his rough, gravelly voice came at me.
“Welcome back, Red.”
Then I felt my lips smile." 

--I guess it sounded really incomplete to me. I mean what happened? how did she survive? It wasn't written in great detail. Anyway, that's the only one. Everything else is just plain dandy. :)

I love this..and I'll never forget their series.. but I gotta move on.. so...SHY AND TABBY up next!! ^_^ can't wait!

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1)





Aurora is constantly running from demons. The funny thing is, she can track them all along. She can kill them, but she didn't know it at first. Then she meets her long lost "dwarfs", her childhood friends who were all so very mysterious now and oh so sexy! They face too many battles. I swear, there are lots of fight scenes here.. some even happened so fast that I had to read it again. They eventually find out what they're hiding from each other (except for the diminicus part, which i hope will be cleared up on the next book) and it was all good. Anyway, I love the characters! each of them are unique. They make me laugh so hard. Aurora sure is lucky to have here Hexy Knights! I also love Aurora's family, they're so hilarious and intact. Even Aurora's guardian angel, Gloria, is so funny that I was really laughing out loud.

I enjoyed this story A LOT... Now if only I can have the next book right away... ^_^

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: PERFECTION (A Neighbor from Hell, #2)

Title says it all.

I was afraid that this one won't measure up to the first book. As it turns out, I shouldn't have worried at all. The story was really good. I guess any Bradford guy will do.  :)

I love their story! I love the Bradford family's stomach! haha. I cannot believe how I adore them. Trevor is just too cute! He's so arrogant and yet, in his own special way... he's also sweet. I love how he eventually grew to love Zoe. They're just perfect for each other (even though Zoe doesn't know how to cook, or isn't very sexy, or isn't pretty too)... even if it took them a lot of time before realizing that.

I enjoyed PERFECTION a lot!! If you want to laugh a lot and love a lot, read this, please. :)


One good emotional YA read! 

This novel reminds people that no matter what bad things are happening, you should always look for something good. There's always a bright side for anything. Miracle is one of those heroines that I would want to become. She's a survivor. I love how she promised things to herself when she was still under medication.. and actually doing them after! I'm happy that Hardy found her. Hardy may be a bit shallow at first (everyday-jock type), however, he eventually became not only the protector of Miracle, but also a protector of his family. The grand gesture in the end was really something.

I love it. This novel is now included on my favorites. :)


One of the most beautiful ya books I have ever read.

I didn't even paid so much attention to the love part. This book struck me as one of those that you get to read between the lines. Terra is a very strong character. She has so many insecurities but she takes care of the people around her. I'm happy for Terra that she met Jacob and his mom. They became catalyst for change in their little family. It's like suddenly they were enabled and they believed that they didn't really have to be perfect, they just had to be true to themselves. I'm also glad for Terra because she saw past the imperfection that is the part of the world who are blind to true beauty. I totally admire her for understanding the difficulties of her mom and always thinking about her first (goes to show i'm also a mama's girl). Her relationship with her family is one of a kind because somehow, she keeps them intact. Her brothers are always away so it's kinda up to her to keep her mom sane. Their trip to China made me want to go there to some day. I think her mom did some soul searching here which is why she changed right after. Good for her. I always love a character who learns to stand up for herself.

I hated her dad til the end of the story. Sorry, getting the grocery for the first time in history doesn't strike me like a life changing thing. LOL. I guess if the novel was longer, i'd have given the dad a shot. Maybe her dad symbolizes all of the idiots in the world who thinks that beauty and perfection is everything.. and maybe if i think about the novel after a week or so, i'll be able to forgive his character for being a world class a**. Also, Merc.. ugh.. I'm not even commenting about him. He pissed me off half the time just for not showing up.

So anyway, i was really emotionally invested in this one since it's a touchy subject. I love Terra's journey. hmm.. maybe someday i'll geocache as well .. who knows ^_^

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE: PLAYING FOR KEEPS (A Neighbor from Hell, #1)

Today is one of those days that I really really wish that there was a 10-star app

Playing for keeps is such a cute, sweet, adorable, FUN read! The story's just sooooooo well, uhm, cute! and hilarious! Jason and Haley are just MFEO!!! (MEANT FOR EACH OTHER).. This book doesn't have a dull moment!

I like, love, want, adore JASON. He's such a cutie, hotie.. hmm, whatever.. he's just so nice to Haley that I can't help but wish that I'm her. Haley on the other hand is just as sweet and nice to Jason. It's probably a good thing too that they started out as friends (sort of) and eventually loved each other. I really like their cute conversations, even their fight scenes are awesome. I cannot find the right words to describe it... I just know that I'm soooooo happy after reading this! ^_^



This book is one of the reasons why I read YA. I read fiction novels so that I can feel good after. I love happy endings. It's always like I'm included in the story for a while. 

I enjoyed Sebastian's story a lot.

It was all on Sebastian's POV and I basked in the glory of it all. He's such a conceited guy at first. He believed that love is nothing but an illusion. He even embraced hook-up life by being the "hook up doctor". Everything bounces back to him when he falls in love with his best friend who sought help from the hook up doctor. I love reading about him using the moves (perfected for other girls) on Aspen. At times, I was shouting at him (well, at the book, technically) that his moves are soooooo lame and sooooooooo old school. But he seriously made me laugh with all of his thoughts and ideas. Of course, I know that eventually, he will be enlightened... and he was! It was all good. All it took was for Sebastian to accept that he shouldn't avoid relationships just cuz his mom goes through lots of hardship with it.

Personally, I think it's the perfect set up. I always love it when bestfriends become something more. I love how Aspen is with Sebastian. She was very patient with him (except near the end part). Sebastian, being Mr. hook-up... actually is sweet most of the time. I am now thinking about their relationship as a long lasting one. I read somewhere that when you read, characters become alive for awhile...I guess that's what's happening to me now. I'm thinking as if Bastian is real and he's out there somewhere with Aspen (gawd I'm such a riot bookgirl).

 Anywayyyy..... I LOVE THIS. I hope Jaden's story would be as good. :)

BOOK.FAVE.RAVE. STORM (Elementals #1)

Not one, but FOUR HOT guys! 

Okay... so I like every one of them, is that so bad? haha.

Storm turned out to be a lot more than what I expected. The story is all about four orphaned brothers who has powers over four elements. They're all very powerful. Unfortunately, being powerful isn't always a good thing... They can lose control. That's where this novel revolved around. Them trying not to lose control and trying to overcome obstacles like "guardians" and other envious elementals. Except for the highschool drama, I love everything this book has to offer. It's action packed, hot-guys-packed (squeeee!) and has a great plot.

Here's some info about the characters:

Michael - The "earth" one. He's very responsible and he acts like a parent to them since he's the oldest. Gabriel - The hot headed one. Probably because he's the "fire" one.
Nick - The easy-breezy one. He's Gabriel's twin and his power is air. He's the peace keeper.
Chris - The water guy. He's the main guy here. He's cool and really strong with the rain.

The main girl, Becca is a girl with a past. She's shunned and treated badly because of one wrong decision. My heart goes to her for what she's been through. She's a good girl and yet, very unlucky before all these started happening. In my opinion, she became lucky when she met Chris. Suddenly, she's in the middle of a war and a love triangle as well. Chris and Hunter were both very protective of her. Although it wasn't clear in the end who she ended up with, at least Chris got to kiss her last (so I guess it's Chris right?), I hope that it's Chris she ends up with.

This is a good start for a series. I'm definitely looking forward to the other guys' books.. especially NICK. I am so intrigued by him. There were also lots of lose ends like Becca's dad. I'm still confused about his role. I mean... what's going to happen next to him and Becca? And Hunter? what's he gonna do next? Is he still going to pursue Becca? I HOPE NOT.

Anyway, i guess it's still a long time before August eh? Hurry up Gabriel! I'm waiting for ya! ^_^

P.S: After reading this, I pulled out my DVD of THE COVENANT and asked my self... are they as hot as the Sons of Ipswich? :)


IF YOU LIKED THE X-MEN and would like TO READ SOMETHING LIKE IT... ONLY WITH A VAMPIRE TWIST... the you must read this!

If you look at my past reviews, It's not a secret that I am a big big fan of the X-Men... which is why I really really liked the story of this book. The premise of vampires having powers is just so cool! The characters are amazingly unique and lovable. Jared is a SEXIST guy at first, but then everything changed because Sam is one helluva fighting machine! It's awesome!! I totally admire how Sam's character was crafted. She's very strong in mind and body. I love how she doesn't easily give in. I love her banters with the sexist Jared and with the Jared that fell in love with her. Jared didn't stand a chance. He totally changed his ways. I love him for it. :)

 This one had such a good plot that I'm almost sad it ended right away.. I hope there's a next book (if this is a series).

book.fave.rave: TAKING SHOTS (Assassins #1)


Because of SHEA.



I guess it's safe to say that I LOVE SHEA. He is one of the sweetest characters I have even come across. He's very emotional and unlike other guys, he's not afraid of commitment. Elli on the other hand... well, I could just strangle her for all the things that she made Shea go through!!! Believe me, I wouldn't have continued reading this if not for Shea. I hated Elli's insecurities. I mean, hey, she can be insecure from time to time (after all she's been through, she's entitled to a little break down) but enough's enough! She was so good at assuming negative things even though Shea has been reassuring her repeatedly! I sure am surprised that Shea stayed in love with her. Anyway, I liked how their story ended. I most especially liked how Shea is with Elli.. with all her girlfriend's insecurities, I thought he wouldn't stand it!

All in all, this one has a good story and a really really good hero.. can't say much for the heroine though. :)

book.fave.rave: FERAL SINS (The Phoenix Pack, # 1)

One of the best shifter stories that I have ever come across. 

I am so lucky that one of my friends asked me about this book. At first I was skeptic, but then i was really curious so I started reading it...and damn, i felt great! It was definitely worth my time. I love how hilarious and intense it is. The characters were great. I always love a woman who could kick ass. Taryn's situation is kind of like were-cinderella-ish (her inability to shift, and then suddenly chosen by a very powerful alpha..and then there was her inner alpha power which was definitely strong..and then bam! she can shift!! ) but she's very witty and can very much hold her own against anybody. Trey on the other hand is an alpha all the way, super protective and such a badass. He may be stubborn at times, but I am actually pleased that even if he's alpha and all, he's also very very sweet when it comes to Taryn. I like the plot. I love their banters. I cannot count the times wherein I laughed out loud because of something Taryn, Dominic or Greta said. Seriously, they're all hilariously funny!

The only thing that I found awkward here is the scene wherein Trey let the other enforcers touch Taryn .. I guess I'm just not a fan of that.. I enjoyed reading this. The whole pack is great!

They brightened up my day. I really liked it. :) I hope the next one will be as good as this.



To me, "A Reclusive Heart" is better than "A Humble Heart". Why? Because it's light hearted and friggin hilarious! HAHA! I kept on laughing out loud from start to finish. Nick's journey to being in love with his "recluse" is just too cute to miss! I want a NICK too!!! He's very pushy and yet, he's sweet too. Jamie on the other hand, is somewhat a swan. She transformed from a "hermit-like" woman to very very attractive one. She's an author too like Dana in book 1. They eventually fall in love and I'm telling y'all, they were soooo cute! Especially Nick's pov's.

I am so happy with this novel. This is such a refreshingly great read. I hope that the next one would also make me feel like this. ^_^


<b> How can one novel make me laugh hard, cringe, gag, and then laugh again, be angry for the main characters, and then gag again and then oh, laugh out loud again because they're just so friggin perfect for each other? How? How? How? I really wanna know. </b>

How does this novel feel like?

<b>It is a roller coaster ride! It is a ferris wheel on a X 10 mode. It is a race to finish with hard bumps and tame roads. It most defiinitely feels as if I'm a bouncing ball. High, low, high, low, high, low. </b>

This is the first novel of R.L. Mathewson that i've read. I wasn't sure what to expect. I actually just read this because lots of my friends did. I thought that i was reading a contemporary romance until i turned the first page. I was like "Oooh.. goody, a vampire novel.. let's see if it's any good"... And oh, YES IT IS! I wasn't disappointed because this made me feel lots of emotions.

I like it that the two main characters can stand on their own. I like it that Madison can take care of her self. When they fight, she's not a push over. I also like how she cares for each and every one of her family members. I hated her mother mainly because she's a bitch.. INDEED SHE IS!!! She's horrible and incorrigible! I love it that she met Ephraim at the right time. She met him when she needed someone the most. Their foreplay were so cute. Haha. I was totally laughing out loud. Ephraim is a character who's kind of hard to forget since he's a mixture of history, sexyness, bad ass and sweetness. Can a reader be happy for one character? If possible, I am so happy for Ephraim because he was able to find someone that'll be his forever. He's very responsible and also kind to others so I think he deserves Madison and the kids.

The plot was good too. The mystery behind Pyte/Sentinel is very intriguing and I'd love to see them more in action.

<b>I love their kind of happily ever after.</b> ^_^

I will definitely read the next book..

book.fave.rave: ABOUT THAT NIGHT (FBI / US Attorney #3)


I enjoyed this one as expected since i'm a big big big big like totally BIG fan of Julie James. As expected, About that night is hilariously sweet. I looooveee Kyle. He's probably 2nd in line (Jason will always be my number one) for my list of lovable characters by Julie James. I enjoyed his pov's mainly because he's hot and yet super sweet. His thoughts makes my heart flutter. On the other hand, Rylann is also very likeable. She's a planner. She has this month-long or years-long plans and she does her best to make them happen. I like that she takes her job very seriously. I also love that she's sassy and has come-backs for everything Kyle says. The plot is pretty interesting and yes, the circumstance for which Kyle was convicted was sooo damn funny I ate it all up. haha. The ending may be a little anticlimactic, but still, it doesn't change the fact that this one made my day just by being light-hearted.


book.fave.rave: CHASING MCCREE

Is this really a young adult novel?

Cuz it didn't feel like one... It was so much more. 

Chase is a teenage cowboy. A very very wealthy owner of a ranch at 17 years old. Even though he's very rich, he didn't let it get to his head. All he ever wanted was to run the ranch in peace. He was currently with his mom in Florida when he met the cheerleader, Briar. Their circumstance is very unusual. They are so very young but they acted as if they're already in their 20's. Briar's parents are always incognito and are always keeping up appearances. They care so much for money that they forget that they have a child. Maybe that's why Briar knows how to be alone and take care of her self. Anyway, Chase and Briar became friends. Briar comes with Chase to Montana and there began their love story.

 The plot was a bit surreal. I swear, the story is like a fairy tale. You know that this couldn't happen in real life but you're still happy reading it because you know it's going to have a good ending. This novel made me want to be a country girl. :)

book.fave.rave: BLUE-EYED DEVIL (Travises #2)

Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)

A gripping, emotional and fun read.

Haven may have come from a wealthy family, but she doesn't want to use that wealth for her self. She didn't have a good marriage. In fact, it was so bad that i wanted to pull out her ex-husband from the book.. yeah, pull him out and cut out his balls. Violence against women is never an easy topic. There were times that i really wanted Nick to be real, just so i can send him to prison my self! It's good that Hardy came back to her life. Hardy also has a bad past. He didn't have a great childhood. He always wants to save people. He was very sweet to Haven. I like how he understood Haven's situation. Anywayyy, Hardy and Haven are made of each other. They may have been side tracked at first, but they found each other again. =)

Good plot. Lovable characters. Awesome story...


I had my very first company outing ever...

'Twas fun! I can't believe how much I enjoyed my self ...

Until next time :)