Sunday, February 21, 2016

End of the Week Wrap-Up

Hello, everyone! So, as it turns out, being a book and product review blogger means that you're blessed with a ton of books to review and products to try out. I love my job and what I do! I'm so happy I decided to start doing this. Not only because it has perks, but also because I get the chance to read amazing books I probably wouldn't have read otherwise, but also because I get to try products that I've never seen in stores before and I get to share to my friends and family why they should also get them. :) Moving on!

Books received this week 2/15-2/21


Ian Hunter works for Wingmen Inc. This company is a sworn by, yet very hush-hush service for dating. Ian Hunter has major skills with women and he's using them to help the less fortunate. When a client calls for Ian Hunter's help, he thinks he's met his match. Blake is totally hopeless, but with Ian's help, she transforms into someone he never thought she'd be. Can he stick by his rule...or will she be the person to make him break it? The Matchmaker's Playbook can be pre-ordered for $5.99. In 306 pages, +Rachel Van Dyken weaves together a hilarious story with dreamy characters and hilarious experiences.


Call Forth the Waves: (Taken from the Amazon website) Earth, not so very long from now: the silent, inscrutable alien visitors who bathed the planet in transforming rains have moved on, leaving behind a world much changed.

Penn Roma, age sixteen, is blessed—or cursed—with supernatural talents she has always concealed. Her sisters, likewise afflicted, are prisoners of the Commission, the government agency tasked with controlling these strange children. Penn’s determination to save them only gains urgency when she learns of the horrifying plans the twisted Warden Dodge has for the peculiar charges.
But Penn herself must remain hidden, navigating a series of fantastical havens with her embattled allies, similarly enhanced teens also in the Commission’s crosshairs. Worse, her vast, half-understood powers have become unpredictable, failing at critical moments and activating outside of her control.
Can Penn trust a rogue warden, supposedly opposed to Dodge’s schemes, to help free her family…or has the Commission set its most nefarious trap yet?

Endgame: The Calling: (Taken from the Amazon website). In each generation, for thousands of years, twelve Players have been ready. But they never thought Endgame would happen. Until now.
Omaha, Nebraska. Sarah Alopay stands at her graduation ceremony—class valedictorian, star athlete, a full life on the horizon. But when a meteor strikes the school, she survives. Because she is the Cahokian Player. Endgame has begun.
Juliaca, Peru. At the same moment, thousands of miles away, another meteor strikes. But Jago Tlaloc is safe. He has a secret, and his secret makes him brave. Strong. Certain. He is the Olmec Player. He's ready. Ready for Endgame.
Across the globe, twelve meteors slam into Earth. Cities burn. But Sarah and Jago and the ten others Players know the truth. The meteors carry a message. The Players have been summoned to The Calling. And now they must fight one another in order to survive. All but one will fail. But that one will save the world. This is Endgame.

James Frey and +Nils Johnson-Shelton have weaved a tale of suspense in this amazing book.


Life at the Speed of Us: (Taken from Amazon). Silence is safe. Fate is not.
When Sovern Briggs survives a car crash, she stops talking in order to seal in the memory of the final sounds of her mother’s life. As conflict with her father builds and failure in school looms, Sovern seeks relief in a dangerous boyfriend and in speed’s adrenaline edge. These needs collide, leading Sovern to a snowboarding accident that changes her future . . . and perhaps that of our universe.
Life at the Speed of Us weaves dyslexia, math, cutting-edge science, genius, and love into a young woman’s reluctant journey toward grace.

+Heather Sappenfield is an amazing write and I'm so excited I'm getting to read this book soon.

What I'm Reading This Week 2/22-2/28


Unfamiliar Territory - willthefifthalfred. "It all began in a blanketing fog, between a young boy and a strange dog." There is something strange about Alex's new school. Something really wrong with it's students. They whisper about him, make fun of him, and harass him before they ever try to get to know him. Everyone except the Tea Drinkers, that is. They welcome young, naive Alex with open arms. They take him in when everyone else avoided him like the plague.  
But something seems wrong with them, too. They are almost too nice. Too accepting. And they keep making these strange demands while their tea leaves poor Alex weak, dizzy, and confused. 
Then there's the strange dog that keeps stalking him--smiling at him like it knows something he doesn't. It comes coupled with a fog that descends into Alex's life, blinding him and stealing away the students around him. 
Little does Alex know, these people, creatures, and events are all connected -- all working with and against one another. Vying for control and dominance through any means necessary. 
And, little does Alex know, they all want a piece of him. This is my first time reading a book on Wattpad, and I'm so excited to finish it and write this review! You can also check it out here. 2.)
Wreck and Order - +Hannah Tennant-Moore. Decisively aimless, self-destructive, and impulsively in and out of love, Elsie is a young woman who feels stuck. She has a tumultuous relationship with an abusive boyfriend, a dead-end job at a newspaper, and a sharp intelligence that’s constantly at odds with her many bad decisions. When her initial attempts to improve her life go awry, Elsie decides that a dramatic change is the only solution.

An auto-didact who prefers the education of travel to college, Elsie uses an inheritance to support her as she travels to Paris and Sri Lanka, hoping to accumulate experiences, create connections, and discover a new way to live. Along the way, she meets men and women who challenge and provoke her towards the change she genuinely hopes to find. But in the end, she must still come face-to-face with herself.
After the Crash - Michel  Bussi.
Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy mountainside. Within seconds flames engulf the plane, which is filled with holiday travelers. Of the 169 passengers, all but one perish.

The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the airliner before fire consumes the cabin. But two infants were on board. Is "the Miracle Child of Mont Terri" Lyse-Rose or Emilie? The families of both girls step forward to claim the child. Dogged by bad luck, the Vitrals live a simple life, selling snacks from a van on the beaches of northern France. In contrast, the de Carvilles, who amassed a fortune in the oil business, are powerful-and dangerous.

Eighteen years later, a private detective tasked with solving the mystery of the girl known as "Lylie" is on the verge of giving up. As he contemplates taking his own life, Crédule Grand-Duc suddenly discovers a secret hidden in plain view. Will he live to tell it?

Meanwhile, Lylie, now a beautiful university student, entrusts a secret notebook into the hands of Marc, the brooding young man who loves her, and then vanishes. After Marc reads the notebook's contents, he embarks on a frantic search for Lylie. 

But he is not the only one looking for her.

Well, that's been my week in books! Are any of these any you would like to read? Have you read any of these? What are the best things about being a blogger in your eyes? 


  1. Wow interesting books! I need to make more time for reading.

    1. I understand how hard it is to make time. :)

  2. ONe of my main goals for 2016 was to read more! But my goal was 2 books a month! ;) So far I am doing well.. I will have to check back in with your blog for more reviews!

    1. Yes, definitely! Come back anytime you want. :)

  3. I did not know of any of those books... I am getting so outdated. Hehehe

  4. Wow I've been wanting some new reading material so this list is right up my alley. Thank you!

  5. I definitely don't read enough and these all sound great, ill have to pick one up!

    La Belle Sirene