Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review:Wicked Lovely

Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: HarperTeen

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.


 The Wicked Lovely series is one of my favorites and every now and then I'll get the urge to reread the whole series and it never gets old.Last Time I reread the series was last year and now months later for the third time I find myself being pulled  in to The Wicked Lovely world all over again. With all that being said I definitely didn't remember the series to be so melodramatic.

The books main character is Aislinn who has the ability to see faeries(fey) and so far by following a strict set of rules she has avoided their attention.Then bam out of nowhere the fey are everywhere. There are four characters narrating the story. Aislinn is one, Keenan another, Donia who is the last girl who touched the winter staff and got consumed by the frost and now she's the winter girl, and lastly, Seth, Aislinn's boyfriend of sorts.All the characters are pretty likable but at times I was over Keenan and his stalking ways.The book was pretty quick paced and kept your attention for the most part.

 I liked the concept of the book and the ideas behind the faeries mythology Marr created.She created a captivating world filled with high stakes and cool fairy lore.The cover is quite lovely I enjoy how the girl in the background is out of focus and the frosted flower is in the forefront.Melissa Marr is one of my favorite authors and would definitely recommend Wicked Lovely to my friends. 3/5

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book(34)

Check out how Top Ten Tuesday works & the future schedule of topics HERE.The Top Ten Tuesday, is hosted by the ever-fabulous The Broke and the Bookish   This  meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

Melissa's Top Five
  1. Erotica I will read NA which get a bit risque but hard core erotica is a no go for me...50 Shades of I'll pass every time
  2. Horror/Suspense Nope I have trouble watching scary movies and it's the same with books
  3. Crazy amount of POV's Multiple POV's in books can be amazing, if only they are clear, distinguishable and written in the same narrative. I like the POV's to be in different chapters, that is the clearest. If at a certain moment I don't know who's speaking anymore, the whole story will get confusing.
  4. Adult/Teen love I've tried but I just can't get into a story with a teacher/student date.Or when a young teenage girls is dating/a much older guy.It is so cringe worthy to me..I hate how this is a common troupe!! So I hardly ever see books where a much older women is with a young teenage boy....Why is that??
  5. Mani Pixe Dream I don't mind this so much it's the hard core manic pixie dream girl books that annoy the hell out of me.
Jessica's Top Five

  1. Rape I just can't, like it's real do not romanticizes 
  2. Erotica Just not...,"take me on the stairs" Like bro chill
  3. Bad Girl I hate the bad girl troupe who just needs to be saved by a dick...-_-
  4. Controlling/Macho Man Like  he just has to have this women. "You belong to me' Wtf How about no.
  5. Historical Romance "He had flowing hair,open shirt,chest hair to ankles...He has wanted her since she was 15..."It's weird like ugh no.

So there you go,that's our  list of Top Ten Things Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book
Comment and post a link of yours.:)

There are exceptions to every rule so there is a very good chance I could love books about any of these things! Let me know of any suggestions for books you think I shouldn't miss out on based on my list.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Welcome Jessica!!

Rambling of a Book Nerd is now gaining a new reviewer.We are both avid readers with the tendency to borrow way too many books at the library,spend a ridiculous about of time talking about characters as if they are real and  lurk in the library/book store on the weekends.

Jessica will post reviews,participate in weekly post like W.O.W,Teaser Tuesday,etc and  ramble about her own bookish interests.


Hey hey hey, it's me Jessica but you can call me Jess! I have been reading for fun since I was 6 but now many moons later I am an avid reader, who just loves reading. I'm from Southern Illinois but I tell people St.Louis, MO because no knows anything about Southern IL. I am a 20-something book novice who is known to read multiple books at once, then confuse the stories (we can't all be great). I believe in multitasking....I read during my down time, and I have a lot down time lol! I would love to write adult satire picture books, and young adult novels.

Favorite Color:  All colors associated with Purple!!

Favorite Book: I actually do not have a favorite book. I do have books that I re-read all the time which include Wicked by Gregory Maguire, and Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat.

Favorite Author: Unfortunately, I do not have a favorite author. I just love books and if the book is awesome I will give it a read

Favorite Movie: Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned (Idk about the CGI, its so good lol), all the Harry Potter Movies, and last but not least the last Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn pt.2 (yes, the fight scene was that good!) #TeamJacob4Life

What are you currently reading?
As of right now I am reading two books: The Raven Kings Maggie Stiefvater and Witch Child Celia Rees .

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rant on Ratings Bloggers Give When Reviewing a Book

Recently I have been checking out other book bloggers and one blog in particular has made me start thinking about how bloggers review books. I use a five star rating but for the most part I hardly ever put up a post where i give a book a 2/5 or below. Have I read books that I thought were trash,yeah it has happened.Have I started a book only to give up 3 or five chapters in,yeah definitely.Have I picked up a book only to realize it features problematic content that I can't get behind,Yeah absolutely. What I'm trying to get at is that yeah I've read books that I wasn't a fan of at all.I could have churned out a blog post rating on how those books sucked and then put it online and tagged the author but honestly to me that's not cool.

I think there's a very fine line between bashing an author in a really unkind way and simple stating that you read a book and didn't really like said bookNow I get it freedom of option rocks.The fact that others bloggers and I can express how we feel about the books we read online is great.The downside of the internet is that you can say all this mean and nasty stuff to people with little consequence.It goes the same  for authors. I've seen reviewers give not so stellar reviews and then you have the author talking trash on Goodreads or the person blog.

Anyway what i'm getting at in a very round about way is that yeah reviewing a book is subjective and it bothers me when a review is harshly dragging a book and author though the mud.It also ridiculousness when an author attacks a review for their opinion. I'm not saying both parties should hold back on their opinion just think both parties should just chill on the harshness, 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday(67):I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from  Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for..

 Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Release Date: May 30th 2017
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She's for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life.

She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama

So that's what I'm waiting. So how about you? Leave a link and let me know. :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Review:Gabi,Girl In Pieces

Title: Gabi,Girl In Pieces
Author: Isabel Quintero 
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

July 24

My mother named me Gabriella, after my grandmother who, coincidentally, didn't want to meet me when I was born because my mother was unmarried, and therefore living in sin. My mom has told me the story many, many, MANY, times of how, when she confessed to my grandmother that she was pregnant with me, her mother beat her. BEAT HER! She was twenty-five. That story is the basis of my sexual education and has reiterated why it's important to wait until you're married to give it up. So now, every time I go out with a guy, my mom says, "Ojos abiertos, piernas cerradas." Eyes open, legs closed. That's as far as the birds and the bees talk has gone. And I don't mind it. I don't necessarily agree with that whole wait until you're married crap, though. I mean, this is America and the 21st century; not Mexico one hundred years ago. But, of course, I can't tell my mom that because she will think I'm bad. Or worse: trying to be White.

Fun fact after reading this book I just about died.When I say I just about died I mean that in a good way...Gabi,A Girl In Pieces is an excellent book i'd recommend to anyone. Growing up there were never really a lot of books with main characters that looked like me and I love the fact that Isabel Quintero wrote a book that I can see resonating with young Hispanic readers. Another fun fact is that, I got to see Isabel Quintero at the Texas Teen Book Fest and it was great.

Gabi,A Girl In Pieces is written as a diary of a single year ,Gabi's senior year of high school, Quintero's novel focuses on what Gabi goes through on a near-daily basis.There is no topic that is shied away from in Gabi. A girl in Pieces I loved the  honesty that was depicted, as Gabi struggled with some pretty tough stuff, from being the "fat girl" to her best friend's unwanted pregnancy, to her dad being a meth addict.The romance was steady and sweet,it screamed young almost but not quite love.As I mentioned some of the topics were heavy and I think were approached and brought up in a well written way.The only issue I had was how the topic of rape was handle.I kind of feel like more could have been said about it...I would love to see some of the secondary characters get there own story.

My favorite part of the book was the Female Body zine Gabi created it was kick-ass and bold.The Spanglish throughout the book was also pretty awesome. Not going to lie the cover put me off of the book for a while then I learned more about the book and gave it a try.I'm certainly glad I got over judging the book by it's cover,for Gabi,A Girl In Pieces is definitely a worthwhile read.The cover is intriguing if anything and after reading the book I understand it,the cover without doubt fits the story.4/5

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