Jul 20, 2017

10 Male Book Characters That Ruined Me For Life

Let's face it, we all have those book boyfriends who have just ruined us for all in-real-life guys. I sometimes fear that I will end up alone due to the high standards that have now been set due to these men. I read some of these books when I was 12 and yet I'm still obsessing over them and probably always will.

10. Jared Trent from Bully by Penelope Douglas

Sure, at first the relationship seemed really unhealthy, but after seeing how much Jared really cared for Tate and how protective he was with her, who wouldn't fall in love with this guy?

9. Ian O'Shea from The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Seeing how charismatic Ian really was with accepting Wanda and loving her. We all just want someone who will look past our differences and imperfections and Ian is the epitome of that guy in my mind.

8. Wes Silver from Until July by Aurora Rose Reynolds
So I'm kind of obsessed with biker boys (Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy is my life right now) and Wes Silver is the epitome of badass biker boy. He is of the scary-hot type who has a soft side for animals and is extremely protective of the people he cares about. If you can't love him, who can you love?

7. Patch Cipriano from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Patch is the definition of a bad boy- through and through. He's such a lovable character, even though at the same times he's not. I feel like for a lot of us, he was one of our first book boyfriends!

6. Daemon Black from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*Sigh* What to say about Daemon? He is the ultimate hot guy next door. He is such a humorous, caring individual who is still SO HOT. The cover model, Pepe Toth, is exactly who I see as Daemon and who doesn't want a sexy, alien, ball of light boyfriend?

5. Fang from Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Fang is one of my favorite broody fictional crushes. I'm actually not all that big on the extremely broody, wears-all-black-all-the-time type, but on Fang it just seems natural rather than a show or personality choice. It's who he was meant to be. He's also cares about the others around him while still allowing them to make their own decisions, not super posessive or protective like the rest of my book boyfriends.

4. Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Jace Herondale is everyone's fictional crush. The man is hilarious, yet hot and dangerous. I don't even know what it really is because the boy is uber annoying at the beginning but eventually you fall in love after seeing his soft side. So basically, he's most teen boys but 10x hotter. 

3. Maxon Schreave from The Selection by Kiera Cass
Ok, this one is just obvious. It's Maxon Schreave! The prince! Who happens to be extremely down to Earth and genuinely cares about protecting his people and saving his country. He also cares about all the contestants--no matter whether he loves them or not. 

2. Cage York from While it Lasts by Abbi Glines
Cage York is the player who we all dream will fall in love with us. He's a baseball player who has no intention of falling in love but ends up being so fiercely protective of Eva. His charisma and character also lead to show that he is someone who cares and tries to be a good person. He's just hard not to fall in love with.

1. Cade Walker from Resisting Temptation by KC Lynn
Cade is the ultimate protector. He's the alpha that we all want. He loves Faith, Ruthie, and Christopher unconditionally and would do anything to protect them. He truly is a man of honor <3.

I know that all my choices were the alpha, fiercely protective type but that's who I genuinely love. 
Honestly, I'll take them all for my birthday.

This post was also inspired by a post over at HerCampus and some of my characters match theirs exactly. It couldn't be helped, so go check out who made their list but didn't make mine!

Who are some of your favorite male book characters?

Jul 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #62: Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

From the author of The Half Life of Molly Pierce and The Lost & Found comes a new book. Everything All at Once. 

Author: Katrina Leno
Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 368
Release Date: July 25, 2017
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"Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner.
Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. She was the author of the best–selling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of immortality. Her writing inspired a generation of readers. 
In her will, she leaves one last writing project—just for Lottie. It’s a series of letters, each containing mysterious instructions designed to push Lottie out of her comfort zone. Soon, Lottie’s trying some writing of her own, leaping off cliffs, and even falling for a boy she’s only just met. Then the letters reveal an extraordinary secret about the inspiration for the Alvin Hatter series. Lottie finds herself faced with an impossible choice, one that will force her to confront her greatest fear once and for all."
 When I was reading the synopsis for this book I was totally reminded of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and that is actually how the publisher describes it as well! I love the cover and I really think that this book will be a perfect fit for those looking for a summer read!

Mar 10, 2017

Review: PS I Like You by Kasie West

25486998Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Point
Number of Pages: 330

"While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…   "

I loved this book because it had awesome characters and a fun plot. Lily is a hilarious main character who literally made me laugh out loud multiple times. Throughout the entire book I was really interested in Lily's endeavors, and everything was so unpredictable and original. To see her evolve throughout the book was both inspirational and hilarious. This emotional aspect of the book was really well-displayed, especially through the song lyrics that Lily was writing. The lyrics were really well done, and I would love it if an actual song was written for the book.

West was able to both keep my attention and provide an ending that left me smiling. The combination of hilarious characters with a fast-paced plot made the read quick and fun, but there were times where the author seemed to lose certain aspects of the book. For example, I felt like Lily and Isabel's relationship was a little undermined in order to make more room for Lily's relationship with whoever her mysterious desk writer was, even though the friendship aspect had started off as a major factor in the book. Yet, the book still kept a contemporary feel the entire way through that made it very enjoyable.

Overall, I would definitely recommend P.S. I LIKE YOU to everyone who has read any of West's previous books or is looking for a contemporary to read. The book is an easy, fun read that will make you laugh and smile the entire way through.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!