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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3. Leave a comment on both sites telling us who your favorite Maas character is?

4. If you already follow the blog & Instagram share our Instagram post, tag us in it And use the #storiesunderdarkerstars

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

**GIVEAWAY**

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


The rules are simple:

1. Follow our blog!

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3. Leave a comment on both sites telling us which Colleen Hoover novel is your favorite!

The giveaway ends August 20th. Good luck!!

Through the Zombie Glass – Review


Through the Zombie Glass is the second book in the White Rabbit Chronicles. Remember those invisible zombies that feed on human souls? Well they’re back…and I love it!

This book picks up where Alice in Zombieland left off. Alice and Cole are flirting even more but now there’s a new guy…Gavin.

Oh my wonderful Gavin, how I missed you so. * Personal opinion* Ally should dump Cole and be with Gavin. He’s so…bad. 

In this book, Ally is a bigger badass than before. One thing I loved about this book is that Alice isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes, big ones. But she learns from them. #truestory (read the series and you’ll understand) 

This book is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who loves zombies, ass kicking or straight up awesomeness! 

**GIVEAWAY**

Today, I fought through the crowds to meet the great Colleen Hoover! I stood in line for two hours with a backpack full of books, sore back and fractured wrist from a car wreck on Monday…and it was worth it!


But through my pain comes your gain! We’re giving away two signed copies of It Ends With Us!


The rules are simple:

1. Follow our blog!

2. Follow us on Instagram @storiesunderdarkerstars (And don’t judge us…we just started that page!)

3. Leave a comment on both sites telling us which Colleen Hoover novel is your favorite!

The giveaway ends August 20th. Good luck!!

Alice in Zombieland – Review


Alice In Zombieland was the second series I listened to on Audible and I loved it. The narrator did an amazing job. That being said…What is this book about? Well, I’ll tell you…

Alice in Zombieland is the first book in the White Rabbit Chronicles, written by Gena Showalter. It focuses on 16 year old Alice “Ally” Bell who is starting the year at a new high school. 


She only knows one person, Kat, who she met while being treated at a hospital. I can’t tell you why, that would ruin the magic!


Read the book and you’ll understand. 
I like this series because it takes the zombies we all know and love and brings them into a new perspective. Spoiler alert!!!! Avert your eyes if you don’t want details…


The zombies are not exactly walking, undead corpses…they are spirits. How freaking cool is that?! Only the “gifted” humans have the ability to see these spirits. But the zombies can still hurt you even if you can’t see them! Crazy! How can you fight something you can’t see? You can’t. And that my friend is why we have the magnificent Cole Holland and his gang of zombie slaying friends. Cole was my first ever book boyfriend…oh you lovely man with your dark and twisted ways and violet eyes. 


Ally comes face to face with something she never thought possible. But the ironic twist, this isn’t her first experience with them. She just doesn’t know it yet. 

This book will take you on a wild, zombie killing, teenage romance roller coaster of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was scared. This book has everything you’re searching for. It’s definitely worth a read!

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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Louisa Clark is the spunky weird woman who winds up on a contracted job to be a care giver for Will Trainor who is an angry young man paralyzed from the neck down and bound to a wheel chair. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read or seen the movie.

This book leaves you with advice to live your life to the fullest and live it boldly. Never wear a beautiful dress only to cover it up with a scarf. Be confident in yourself. Don’t just settle with what feels safe because you’re scared. We only get one life and we all deserve to be happy and should be free to make our own choices.

Ok so I saw this movie before I read the book. I loved the movie so much. So I immediately went out and bought the book. Reading this book gave me so much more insight into each of the characters. So Read this book and/or watch the movie. It was an absolutely beautiful story.

Savanna

 

 

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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After Reading Colleen’s November 9, I immediately drove to Barnes and Noble and picked up a few more of her books. She is an amazing writer. Colleen lets you think that you are aware of whats going on, and what is to come. Then she rips the rug right out from under you. Then she gives your  false sense of security that everything is ok. Yeah okay everything is going well ,but wait…. There is still over 100 pages left to go…. well thats never a good sign. Hopeless was yet another roller coaster of emotions that will leave you feeling raw. I can honestly say this book rocked me to my core. Again I feel that If I give you too much I will ruin the experience that comes from reading one of her books. I will say that we follow Sky a girl in high school who meets a very dark and dangerous looking Holder. He is the heart throb of this story and oh my…. Listen to me, Just read this book. TRUST ME…. It will hurt you so good.

Happy Reading-

Savanna