Thursday, February 13, 2014

Book Review: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting (@HelenaHunting)

Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings #1) by Helena Hunting
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Published:  Galley Books - Simon & Schuster
Source: eARC from Netgalley

My Rating: 

An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn't ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley's past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side...or run?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Books that will make you swoon

Two weeks in a row! We're on a roll! Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and the Bookish, is all about swooning this week. Make sure you have those pillows to catch you when you fall. 

1. Splintered by A.G. Howard.: Morpheus is magical and has wings and could fly my ass anywhere.

2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black: Vampires who know they're sexy is sexy.

3. Frostbite by Richelle Mead: Between Adrian and Christian, both of us are in swoony heaven.

4. Bared to You by Sylvia Day:  Gideon. Cross. Hello!

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: Fallen angels just have that swoon factor embedded in them.

6. Baby & Bump by Brooke Moss: Something about pregnant women finding hot doctors is swoony.

7. Flat-Out-Love by Jessica Park: Falling for two leads and one is a cutout is powerful.

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Two words- Augustus Waters

9. Flat-Out-Matt by Jessica Park: Companion piece but still even more swoon worthy than the first.

10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Who doesn't love a guy who gives you comics and music?

And that is our swoon worthy books!


Until Next Time!

Friday, February 7, 2014

A to Z Book Survey!

Hi there! Here for some bookish fun. I came across this survey on my friend's blog and she got it from another blog. I thought how much fun that looked so we decided to give it a go! I'm (Nikki) is up first.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Cecily von Ziegesar. I read almost all of the Gossip Girl books and some of the It Girl series. Before the show aired I was really into the series but then the show came along and kind of ruined it for me.

Best Sequel Ever:
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins. Something about it was just perfect. It’s what I use as a guide when judging sequels.

Currently Reading:
Angelfall, by Susan Ee

Drink of Choice While Reading:
I don’t really have one but some green tea would be nice while reading.

E-reader or Physical Book?
Very torn. Depends on the environment. I don’t like to read physical book’s at home because I tend to fall asleep on them. The E-reader keeps me up and is great for my commute. But I love having physical books in my hands.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
I’m a bit of a fictional character slut. I love too many of them but High School me would have loved to date either Park Sheridan or Jase Garrett.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black. I was fed up with vampires and supernatural but reading that book renewed my faith in the genre.

Hidden Gem Book:
The Beginning of Everything, by Robyn Schneider

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I think it would have to be finishing Deathly Hallows and then reading Twilight. Joining the Twilight fandom changed my life in ways I will never forget.

Just Finished:
Clipped Wings, by Helena Hunting.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m pretty open to everything but Non-fiction tend to bore me unless it’s a memoir.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Major book hangover because of:
I had a huge hangover after reading My Life Next Door. I just couldn’t get over how amazing it was.

Number of Bookcases You Own:
2. Well, one and a half. The other half has DVDs on it.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

Preferred Place To Read:
On the bus or train.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
There are so many to choose from but I will go with one from The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. After reading that book it made me realize that I wish I could write and convey emotion the way he does.
“Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”

Reading Regret:
Not being able to read faster. There are so many books I want to read but not enough time to fit them in my life.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Vampire Academy. I’m stuck on book four.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Hardest thing ever. But I’ll try. The Basketball Diaries, by Jim Carroll. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Rainbow Rowell. She is one author that I can say speaks to my mental self. Her characters are flawed by society’s standards but to me they are kindred. I can read any of her books and spot pieces of myself in them but not in a way that the characters are dull. She is a fangirl and she writes for fangirls alike.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
What I Thought Was True, by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I have been dying for this book for months that have felt like years. After finishing her first book I needed to have more of her writing. I wish I could just speed up time for it.

Worst Bookish Habit:
Starting books and never finishing them. I have about 4 books on my currently reading list on goodreads. I know they are there but I need to be in the mood.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. I haven’t even read it yet!

Your latest book purchase:
Skinny Bitch, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. I’m trying to lose weight this year and I thought that it would help. It just makes me sad to read.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Bared to You, by Sylvia Day. No judging! It was just addicting and I didn’t want to stop. I think I didn’t sleep at all that night I read it.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Books That Will Make You Cry

I know it's been a while but we're back with another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week, get your tissues and feels in check. We're talking about books that will make you cry. Warning! Some spoilers below!

  1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. This made me cry multiple times but especially when Hazel found out Augustus was sick again and then when he died.

  2. Slammed, by Colleen Hoover. Made me cry because her mom had cancer and the responsibility she was facing was so heavy. 

  3. The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty. The little girl got hit by a car and I just kept picturing my daughter. Then the lady who hit her did it by mistake trying to hit the guy she thought killed her daughter. It was just crushing.

  4. This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper. I was sympathetic towards the main character, even though the cast itself seemed extremely superficial.

  5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. It was a heart wrenching take. The girl was separated from her family and watched her brother die. She was ill fated and uneducated. I couldn't imagine living in that time.


    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. I don't know how I got through the book in one piece. Just the isolation Charlie had alone did me in. And him finding true friends was so heartwarming.

    2. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell. I know this is like my go to book but I cried so much. I identified with Eleanor on so many levels that it made my heart weep.

    3. P.S. I love You, by Cecelia Ahern. The the grief the main character had for her husband was enough to have me grieving for a fictional character.

    4. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. Second Rainbow book but I couldn't not list this. Cath dealing with being away from home and her bipolar dad. It just hit so many parallels in my own life.

    5. The Basketball Diaries, by Jim Carroll. This was the first adult book I read way back when. The realness and the rawness was extreme. I couldn't stop the tears from coming.

 *Sniffles* Until Next Time