Weekly Wrap Up (August 5th through August 11th)

Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

The Last Straw (Pigeon-Blood Red Book 2)

Incognito

Deliverers (Mud, Rocks, and Trees #6)

Golden Skies (The New Order Trilogy Book 1)

Books I’ve Reviewed (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

The Raging Ones—review coming August 14th, 2018

The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones, #1)

Down with Love—review here

Down with Love (Laws of Attraction, #1)

Blood Cure—review coming August 21st

Blood Cure (Blood Type, #3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Match—review here

Blood Match (Blood Type, #2)

The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer—review here

The Middleman

Dark Alpha’s Hunger—review here

Dark Alpha's Hunger (Reaper, #6)

 

Rust & Stardust—review here

Rust & Stardust

Grace and Fury—review here

Grace and Fury

The Ascending—review coming August 13th

The Ascending (Zola Flash, #3)

Broken Perfection—review here

Broken Perfection

Diana Christmas—review here

Diana Christmas

NetGalley Haul(clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Sleepover

A True Cowboy Christmas

First Earl I See Tonight (Debutante Diaries, #1)

Dear Santa

 

 

Email Request (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Aaru: Halls of Hel (The Aaru Cycle #2)

Tetterbaum's Truth

Until We’re Free (No Amazon or Goodreads page)

Weekly Posts:

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Weekly Wrap Up

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Broken Perfection by Heather Henle

Broken Perfection

3 Stars

Publisher: BooksGoSocial

Date of publication: January 3rd, 2018

Genre: Romance

Where you can find Broken Perfection: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Waking up from a coma days after what was supposed to be her dream wedding, Brianna Hough’s seemingly perfect world was shaken. From her fiancé to her friends, Brianna takes you on a journey that reveals the hidden truths in a striving for perfection. 

A story of loss, love, friends, and self.

My review:

I thought that this book was going to be one of those romances where the female main and the male main were separated by a tragedy. Then they were brought together by circumstances. So, yeah. Not quite that. What I got was a romance that was far from ordinary. I also got a book that showed me that you can find romance in the most unlikely of places.

Now onto why I gave this book a 3-star rating. There were a few reasons. I got grumpy at how forgiving Brianna was towards Kevin. He was shown to be an uncaring, controlling idiot by the end of the first chapter. My hands itched to smack some sense into him. I also got grumpy at her lack of self-esteem and her lack of self during the first half of the book. Everything she did was to please that moron. She became so wrapped up in their relationship that she was devastated when he left. She didn’t know what to do with herself. Even in the middle of the book, when she knew everything, she was willing to take him back. I was about to tear my hair out of my head in frustration. The other reason was how Jayden was treated by Brianna. Kevin trumped Jayden almost every time. I did some “Ugghs” and “Are you flipping serious” every time she brought up Kevin or Kevin showed up.

My other reason for giving it a 3-star review was the ending. Everything that happened was too fast and too sudden. If the author had done an epilogue or even started a chapter with “A few months later“, then I would have been happy. But I wasn’t. It wasn’t believable to me at all.

Of course, there were things that I liked about Broken Perfection. I did like Brianna, despite everything. I thought that her regaining her self-esteem and self-worth was beautifully written. I loved Cammy. She was a great friend to her. And let’s not forget about Jayden. I loved him!!!!

The romance between Brianna and Jayden was sweet. Brianna was still recovering from the car accident and Kevin’s dumping her, so it went slow. He didn’t push her into doing nothing that she didn’t want to do. He didn’t exactly like it when Brianna kept running back to Kevin but he let her go. I thought that she had ruined the relationship after the last time.

The end of Broken Perfection rubbed me the wrong way. Like I said above, everything happened too fast. My head was spinning by the end of the book.

What I Liked about Broken Perfection:

A) Cammy. She was a great best friend.

B) Jayden. Loved him!!!

C) Seeing Brianna’s transformation

What I disliked about Broken Perfection:

A) Kevin. He was a douche canoe

B) Brianna’s lack of self-esteem and self-worth for most of the book

C) How Brianna treated Jayden for most of the book.

I would give Broken Perfection an Adult rating. There is sex (not explicit). There is language. There is some mild violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I am on the fence if I would reread Broken Perfection. I am on the fence if I would recommend it to family and friends.

I would like to thank BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review Broken Perfection.

All opinions stated in this review of Broken Perfection are mine.

**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**

WWW Wednesday, July 18th 2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Wars. So here what I have read/are reading/will be reading.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I am happy to say that I am only 4 reviews away from clearing my review backlog. Yay!! Other than that, nothing too much going on here.


What I am currently reading:

The Third Step

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Dark, gritty, and riddled with back alley characters, The Third Step is one man’s journey into the black recesses of his own soul…

Meet Frankie, a young, disaffected amateur boxer, really more of a punching bag, a drunk, and a drug addict. He is a loser at love, except for his relationship with his grandma, who, rumor has it, is a white witch. She, along with a handful of others, serve as his moral compass.

Frankie fights a lifelong struggle to find an understanding of the creator of the universe, not the poisoned caricature painted by the church and the “holy” people who seem to torment him.

His journey takes him from the East Coast down to New Orleans to face confrontations with his demons, both real and imagined. Along the way, the story is littered with tales of drug smuggling, murder, an affair with a woman who may be the devil herself, and an ultimate quest for revenge.

Frankie comes to terms with his addictions, but his search for a deeper understanding of this God entity and his need to connect with his soul could be his ultimate addiction, one that may follow him beyond the grave…

This book is different. It is a raw look at addiction and what it does to people. It is not an easy read. There have been times where I had to put this book down to take a break, that’s how intense this book can get. Look for my review within the next couple of weeks.


What I Finished Reading:

Immortals' Requiem

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There are beings that live a shadow’s breadth from our reality. They are the dreams and nightmares of humanity, the ancient seeds of fairy-tale and superstition. 

These are the Immortals, creatures of magic that should live forever… and they are fading. 

When a horror two thousand years dead returns to contemporary England, creatures long thought lost to myth and legend collide in a scramble for survival that could tumble civilization back into the dark ages of blood and death. 

If you like urban fantasy, ravening zombies, terrifying shapeshifters, scheming vampires, and vast supernatural worlds, you’ll love Immortals’ Requiem! 

Content Advisory: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains graphic violence.

I flipping loved this book. It took me around 4 days to read it (it’s on the long side, 552 pages) but it was well worth the read. I couldn’t read this book fast enough. A word of caution, though. If you don’t like violence, graphic violence, then skip this book. Because it is blood-drenched.


What I think I am reading next (click on pictures for Amazon links):

Missing: The Morris Mysteries #1Diana ChristmasBroken PerfectionThe Ascending (Zola Flash, #3)

Missing: The Morris Mysteries: I can’t remember if this was an author request or if I saw it on a Free on Kindle email. So, I’m reviewing…lol. My review will be up at some point within the next couple of weeks.

Diana Christmas: This was an author request and I was intrigued by the plot. So, I accepted it. Be on the lookout for my review at some point in the near future.

Broken Perfection: I got this while exploring the Read Now section on NetGalley. Bad enough that I get an email but to have it at my fingertips. Trouble!! Anyways, I liked the plot. Be on the lookout for my review in the next few weeks.

The Ascending: I was thrilled when I got the email from the author asking if I wanted to review this book. I had enjoyed the first two Zola Flash books and was hoping to review the 3rd. Anyways, the book won’t be published until August 12th, be on the lookout for my review then.


So that’s it. Be on the lookout for the reviews of all these books in the near future.

Have you read any of these books?

Let me know what you thought of them!!