Feb 27, 2014

Feb 23, 2014

Futuristic TV Show Highlighted. What's Up Weekly #27: Feb 23, 2014



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Feb 21, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Layers by Sigal Ehrlich #romance


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Layers
by Sigal Ehrlich


Publication Date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Stark #1
Source: Received for free in exchange for an honest review


DeeJay's Rating
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Where's the plot?

According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.


Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed. Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.


In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.


Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…(Goodreads)

As far as contemporary romances go, this one is sort of a failure in my book. The beginning wasn't so bad, but that quickly changed. Not only were the characters unlikeable, but there wasn't really a plot and the romance was less than alluring. Let me explain.

Feb 16, 2014

Would you like to review Lover, Divine? What's Up Weekly #26: February 16th



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Feb 13, 2014

$50 Book Blast Giveaway. Lumiere by @jackie_garlick #steampunk

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by Jacqueline E. Garlick
One determined girl.
One resourceful boy.
One miracle machine that could destroy everything…
After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum.

Love Triangles, the good and the bad. V-DAY Challenge: Day Four


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Hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee


Love-triangles. The ones that worked for you, The ones that didn’t.

Feb 12, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas #fantasy


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Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas


Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Source: Bought


DeeJay's Rating
✭✭✩✩✩
Sort of disappointing

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.(Goodreads)

Throne of Glass was a surprise to me and not in that warm and fuzzy kind of way either. I was so excited for this book, enjoyed the first half and then was totally let down. I honestly can’t even fathom why this book is as highly rated as it is.

Feb 9, 2014

A classic gets added to my TBR pile. What's Up Weekly #25: Feb 9th



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Feb 2, 2014

Chaos next couple of months! What's Up Weekly #24: February 2, 2014



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