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Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal, Romance




Sweet Peril is the second book to an angel series called The Sweet Trilogy. I read the the first book, Sweet Evil, a few months ago because I wanted a fun paranormal read and it was exactly what I needed at the time and I also wanted to try a book about angels and demons. It was not groundbreaking nor phenomenal but I highly enjoyed it. I was kind of disappointed at Sweet Peril though but I did like it. I found quite a few problems with it that made me enjoy it less than the first book. I found it a little slow and I was bored at some parts. I think the author could've done a lot more with the world she created. The main character, Anna, was also very annoying and immature sometimes and I didn't connect very well with her. There was a love triangle in this story but it did not bug me that much. Unlike love triangles in other books, the main character has her mind set on one guy only and did not give hope to the other guy so I don't think you should worry much about it. I still did like this book though and I enjoyed most of it. I loved the romance and the sweet moments shared by Anna and Kaidan, the love interest. I liked the character development. The writing is nothing special but it is very easy to read. I am still continuing on with the last book in this trilogy because overall, I enjoyed the books I have read so far and from the second book, you can see that the third book is going to be very exciting and interesting since the final "battle" is going to happen in it.



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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

Genre: New Adult Contemporary


Goodreads Summary


When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.





This is absolutely beautiful. I cried while reading this. Ugly Love is the second book that I read by Colleen Hoover. The first one was Maybe Someday and I enjoyed it but I did not love it. I felt little connection to the characters and though I felt sad, it didn't make me shed a tear (which is very unlikely because I cry easily especially when reading emotional books). But I absolutely loved Ugly Love. The writing is absolutely beautiful and compelling. It is very easy to read and makes you want to read more. I read this in only a few hours. I liked how the characters are very real. Yes, they made some choices I don't particularly like, but that's what makes them real. They make mistakes just like we do. Some of them went through some horrible stuff, you can't blame them for acting the way they did. This book is very emotional and I love books that make me feel. It has some depth to it which adds a lot to the story. 


I did have some problems with it though, that's why I only rated it 4 stars instead of 5. The first problem I had was with the romance. There was instalove involved in both of the romances in the story. I have a hard time believing in love at first sight so that put me off. The next problem was that it was predictable at some points and I felt like I read something like that a hundred times before. However, I think this is still worth a read. It broke my heart, made me smile like an idiot, and definitely made me root for the main protagonists. If you want to get into New Adult, pick this book up. Keep it mind that it has some mature content so if you don't like those stuff or are too young, this may not be the book for you.





The pain will always be there. So will the fear. But the pain and fear are no longer my life. They're only moments. 

It's all worth it. It's the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.

Some people they grow wiser as they grow older. Unfortunately, most people just grow older.


I suppose if a man lived through the ugliest side of love, he might never want to experience it again.

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) -

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan's Curse
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian

For fans of: Greek Mythology or mythology in general, adventure, fantasy, Harry Potter


Goodreads Summary


Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.





I am ashamed that I didn't read this book before. I have watched the movie years ago and I loved it but I only read this in August 2014. THIS IS EVEN BETTER. This is a very fast paced and amazing story that you just can't get enough of. Most older people are skeptical to read this because it is known as a middle grade book. But I'm telling you right now to give this a try because I think that no matter how old you are, you will highly enjoy this. If you want to get into fantasy, this is a great book for that. I think you should go into this not knowing too much about the plot.


This is very easy to read and follow and the writing is not too young or childish for me. Sometimes I even forget that the main character is only 12 years old because of the writing. I love how you don't have to be knowledgeable in Greek Mythology in order to understand and keep up with the story. It explains all that you need to know. I love the plot twists and how you can tell they are carefully planned out and not just thrown in to make this interesting. I love the characters as well and how it also involves their family and not just the Greek aspect of this. I love how Percy Jackson throws in some humor to the story which adds a lot to the reading experience. This will definitely make you smile, laugh, and nervous. Overall, this is a great start to a fantasy series and if you still haven't picked this up yet, you definitely should.


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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories - Rainbow Rowell, Holly Black, Laini Taylor, Myra McEntire, Kiersten White, Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, Matt de la Pena, Jenny Han, Ally Carter, Kelly Link, David Levithan

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Fantasy

Edited by: Stephanie Perkins

Authors: Stephanie PerkinsHolly BlackAlly CarterMatt de la PenaGayle FormanJenny HanDavid LevithanKelly Link , Myra McEntireRainbow RowellLaini TaylorKiersten White


Goodreads Summary


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.





Christmas is my favorite holiday and I always look forward to it whenever it's not Christmas. The second I saw this book in Goodreads, I added it to my to-read list faster than you can say "snow". I really looked forward to reading all the stories especially those written by Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, David Levithan, Holly Black, and Gayle Forman. Overall, I really enjoyed this book but there were some stories that made me bored. This really put me in the mood of Christmas and reminded me all the things that made me love Christmas. My average rating for this book is 4.08 stars and I think it's worth the read. One thing you have to keep in mind while reading the stories is that they are short stories, not full length novels. There won't be much space for fully detailed world building or character development. I think you should go into this book blind, which is what I did. I'm not going to summarize each story but I will tell you what I thought of them.


Midnights by Rainbow Rowell 

Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite authors and I have read and loved all of her stories and this short story is not an exception. She definitely did not disappoint. When I finished her story, I wanted more. I was disappointed that I didn't get more but at the same time I liked the way she ended the story and kept the readers wanting more. This was very cute and adorable and I loved it.

The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link 
I never read anything by Kelly Link before and I was really looking forward to this story. The story was very intriguing and I really enjoyed it. I couldn't give it a full 5 stars because I had some problem with the romance. But I really liked it and I might try some of her other stories.
Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Pena 
I loved this story so much and it was so cute and lovely. It had some depth to it which I enjoyed. I would have given it a full 5 stars but the cheating aspect made me very uncomfortable, as it always does. I will definitely be reading more of his work.
Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han 
I highly enjoyed this interesting and cute story. I will say though, the main character is kind of immature and annoying but that did not bug me at all. You can't exactly blame her because she was always babied and does not exactly fit.
It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins 
Stephanie Perkins is absolutely amazing. This story is amazing. She managed to write a love story that took place in a few hours that didn't make me uncomfortable because it was believable. I think the best part of the story is the dialogue. I found myself smiling like an idiot because it is so adorable.
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan
 I love every single book I read by David Levithan and I also loved this. I also liked the LGBT aspect in this story. This really put me into the Christmas mood and made me remember the time when I was a child who believed in Santa and hoped to see him one night.
Krampuslauf by Holly Black 
I have read one book by Holly Black and I did not enjoy it that much. But I heard she is an amazing writer so I wanted to read her take on a Christmas short story. However, the same thing happened with this story. This kind of gave me a slump after reading all the previous amazing stories. I did like some of the story but it just wasn't for me.
What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman 
This disappointed me a little bit because I expected more from Forman. I think it was okay. I did enjoy some parts, I got bored at other parts. I did like how it included a lot of issues though.
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire 
I'm not gonna lie, I think this story is the one I least enjoyed. I struggled while reading it and I had to force myself to finish it. It was boring for me. The romance wasn't that great. I liked some parts but I will say that I'm not sure I'm gonna read her other books.
Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White 
This was just adorable. I teared up a little bit while reading it. It was a huge step up from the other stories I previously read. This is my first and definitely not the least Kirsten White read.
Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter 
Another amazing story. It kept me interested from the very start until the end. The romance wasn't that great but the other aspects made up for it. I'm looking forward to reading more of Carter's work.
The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 
I really enjoyed this but I had a difficult time getting into the story and the writing. I liked how Laini Taylor kept true to her style and created a wonderful fantasy world. I was a little confused and bored at the beginning but it picked up at the end.


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