The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

I actually Listened to this book. First I want to say that this was well done, the narrators are fantastic. This is by far one of my favorite Audiobooks. Please forgive misspellings of characters names, as I didn’t actually “read” them.

 

So in this Book we meet Princess Lia on her wedding day. She is the First daughter of the King of Morrighan. Being the First Daughter in Morrighan is

Very special indeed.. The First daughters are known to have special gifts. Her Father the King, is using his daughter to make an alliance with a younger Kingdom of Dalbrec.

Our Princess Lia defiant of being “sold” to make an alliance with another kingdom she doesn’t care to be. Lia and her Maid Pauline decide to make a run for it.

On her way out she steals these ancient books from The Kings Chancellor. The Girls Try to live in hiding in a small town. But she is hunted by bounty hunters sent by her father.

She meets these handsome young men (of course they are handsome) One is an assassin sent to kill her, and the other is her jilted prince.

So who will find her first, and what will they do when they Find her??? This book is very full of love and lies. And Lia is on the verge of uncovering some life changing secrets.

Its very good and worth the read! The writing is fantastic, I was completely sucked into this amazing world. She is so descriptive and she captivates you with her words.

**Giveaway**- Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Enter the Empire of Storms Giveaway! We will be giving away two copies of Sarah J Maas’s new release, Empire of Storms. These will NOT be signed. Just normal copies!

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The rules are simple:

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The giveaway ends September 6th. Good luck!!

It Ends With Us – Review


We’re doing a joint review for this one. I’m apparently a stone cold bitch…I loved this book, like many people, but it didn’t destroy my soul. I’m going to spoil this so stop reading if you don’t want to know what happens…

…can I start now? Ok!

It’s about abuse. Lily’s father abused her mother. Through her entire childhood she swore she would never be in an abusive relationship…until she was. In comes Ryle. The gorgeous, sweet, neurosurgeon who steals your heart right before shoving it down the stairs. Literally. But let’s not forget about Atlas! The homeless boy who lived in the abandonded house behind Lily’s. Where the fuck was he? We get these flashbacks of their youth then he goes into the military…then poof…gone. Until one day he’s back. I thought he’d stay and have a bigger role but he didn’t. Once again, he disappears. But returns at the end? What? I loved Atlas – more than Ryle. I would have liked for him to have made a bigger dent in these pages.

I’ll say…I loved this book. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me think. It was amazing! I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a good read.

– review by Kaileigh

I too loved this book. So Kaileigh recapped so I am not going to. From the beginning I fell in love with Ryle. He’s funny, he’s a neurosurgeon, and he’s gorgeous! I mean come on….  Thats what women want right? Hot, Rich, funny….
That first push in the kitchen completely crushed my heart. I think that shocked me more than it shocked Lily. Then she forgives him because I mean because everybody gets 1 right?  I mean her logic had me forgiving him. Even though I had the same mentality she had…. (If he hits me one time… I am gone.) She had me understanding why she stayed. Coming up with excuses as to why it happened. “It was an accident..” “He didn’t mean it..” “It was my fault…” Never in a million years did I think I could forgive a man for hitting a woman. Granted this is fiction…. but still. I loved Ryle. I gave him another chance.

But then the stairs happens…. And I lost it. I felt so betrayed by Ryle…. I was so angry at him… At Lily…. At her father…. At myself even. Because I forgave him that first time.

And then the reading of Lily’s Journals where we meet Atlas… Lily’s knight in shining armor and vice versa. Oh I loved Altas…. I too wish he had more of a part in Lily’s story.
To have someone hang on to a love so deeply just gave me all the feels. He waited patiently for her to gather the courage to leave, and made himself available to her if she ever needed him.

Lily’s best friend, Lyle’s sister Issa…. She is a true friend and I adored her. Her part may be small. But I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that she told her friend like it was even though Ryle was her brother.

So all in all this was a great book. It is definitely worth the read. It will tug at your emotions and really make you think… What would you do?  Leave? You think so?

Review by Savanna

New Tattoo- Elentiya

So last night I got a new tattoo which was inspired from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. 


Those who haven’t read her books… I recommend them. You should read them!!!! Anyways… Celaena is a notorious assassin who is always having to fight for herself… For her friends… For her country. So her best friend gives her a name to use when hers get to heavy. “Elentiya… Spirit that cannot be broken.” 

I decided to get it because I struggle a lot in my life but I keep fighting and try to keep my head up. I love it dearly. My reminder to always be strong. 

Movie Review- Suicide Squad

For those of you who live under a rock Suicide Squad is a film about a bunch of super villains that have been recruited by the government to do some good. If they refuse well…. They die. If things go bad the government can just use the squad as a patsy. It’s a win win for the government.  


I went into this movie with no expectations. I never really read comic books or obsessed over Harley Quinn. That being said I love all the Marvel and DC movies. That said, I absolutely loved this movie. It does spend quite a bit of time introducing each character to you, but as someone who didn’t know much about them to begin with it was really nice. But once the story goes along we meet the Enchantress who becomes my favorite witch villian. Yes!!! For witches!!! I love witches.  


I thought Margo Robbie did a great job as Harley Quinn. She was funny and made believe her level of crazy. I was even more surprised by Will Smith’s performance as dead shot. I’ve always been a fan of his but wow he did really well in this film. There was a lot of action and it was absolutely hilarious at time. I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it to anyone who loves to watch super hero movies. 

The only disappointing part of this movie was I wish we had a little more time with the joker. Jared Leto was really fun to watch. I mean Heath Ledger will always hold a special place in my heart as joker. But Jared Leto did a great job! All in all I give this a 7 out of 10 stars.

Go see this movie while you still can!!!!! 



**GIVEAWAY**

We’re giving away two signed copies of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover!


The rules are simple:

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The giveaway ends August 20th. Good luck!!

08.14.2016 Fire Meet Gasoline – Sia

Today’s song is another one by Sia. I love her voice. She’s so raw. I can feel the emotion dripping from her lips as she’s serenading my ears. She’s simply amazing and I would love to actually meet her one day. That being said…moving on…


For me, this is one of my favorite love songs. I see it as two people who are so perfect together that they feed off each other. Fire and gasoline. One cannot exist without the other. 

I picture two lovers entwined; loving each other with everything they have. Their hearts, souls and spirits as one. It’s beautiful to have someone to share these feelings with. I have the fire to my gasoline and I’m holding on for dear life!

08.13.2016 Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots


I’ve done a song for my oldest baby and one for my youngest. Now it’s time for my middle baby. My mini me. Evan!


There is never a dull moment with this child. For instance, in the car today this song came on the radio and my crazy, confident child sang every word. He LOVES this song. 


He is so much like me it’s scary. He even looks just like me. We’re both crazy, imaginative, wild and when it comes to music…well…we don’t care who’s watching. We will sing and dance until we drop. 

Look at that face!! He wanted to be Beast Boy for Halloween 🙂 (Teen Titans Go version)

I can’t hear this song without thinking of my little cuddle bug. He’s the other half of my crazy stick. 

What song makes you think of someone near and dear to your heart?!