Saturday, March 25, 2017

Forbidden - Book Breakdown

**Starred** in American Library Association BOOKLIST

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. 

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying. 

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.



Page Count: 397
Published: 11/04/2014
Series: Forbidden Trilogy
Publisher: Harper Collins
POV: First Person
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little






Book Breakdown 

*MINOR SPOILER ALERT*

So I started reading this series because I wanted something different from the normal and I got that. I love the setting and Ive never read a book from the time setting this takes place. I think it's around the time of the Biblical Abraham. I love how I felt right there with Jayden, I felt the fear of traveling through the desert and the sadness of losing her mother. 

This book is a romance at it's core and that it mostly what it centers on, which is fine by me. I have two problems with this book, one is the insta-love kind of feel. The love between Jayden and Kadesh just happened so fast and she knows hardly anything about him, except that he's rich and oh so very kind. 

The other thing that I didn't like and this is just a silly nitpick as I know that it was important to their survival and so of course everyone would think about them and talk about them... but still.... I'm sure the word camel is in the book just about more than any other word. 


I do love the world building in here, I thought it was done nicely and I really felt so bad for Jayden when her sister left her for the temple. What a freaking bitch. I don't even care, I'd be there for my family, no matter what. 

I do feel that Jayden had a nice arc, she went from someone who I rolled my eyes at sometimes to someone to has gotten stronger, I hope she continues to grow through the next two books and I hope to get to know ore about Kadesh who seems like a dreamboat. I also hope someone kills Horeb. That guy needs to be gone from the world. It would be a better world without him for sure. 

I love the dancing in this novel and how it was a part of their culture. It made me wish I could dance and join along with them. Never have I ever wanted to visit the desert so much then while read ing this book. 

I fully recommend this book. Read it now if you haven't, just watch out for the camels... they are everywhere.


Friday, March 24, 2017

50/50 Friday - Book Hype

This fun new meme is hosted by the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books and myself. Join us each week for a new topic! 


What is 50/50 Friday? 
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.



Topic for the Week
Novel Worth/Not Worth the Hype


So book hype can really help a book as well as hurt the book. I've experienced both myself as I'm sure you guys have. So let's jump into some hyped books!


Worth the Hype
The novel I think is worth the most hype is a book I love so much and it's...
This book is just so amazing and I've never read anything like it! No, I've never read The Night Circus and I have heard they are a lot a like. 




Overhyped
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Yep. This book. I do want to say that if you like this book, that's great and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just thought this was rubbish and it does not do the HP world the justice it deserves. 


Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Book Read in March









Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Read in One Sitting

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.




So this was a pretty easy list for me to make. There is so many books that I've read in one sitting. Even a few super long ones... I spent all day and night reading. I just couldn't put it down. So here is a list of ten books I read in one sitting.


10) Secret Vampire (Night World #1)



9) Everything Everything 


8) The Lovely Reckless 



7) Oleah Chronicles: Justice



6) Darkest Dawn 




5) Forbidden 




4) The Host 




3) Cinder 



2) Lola and the Boy Next Door




1) White Hot Kiss

Monday, March 20, 2017

Music Monday - Beauty and the Beast

This meme is hosted over at Always Me.



So is there anyone else that is in love with the live action Beauty and the Beast? I loved it so much and I want to go see it again. I wish the theater wasn't so far away from where I live. I am also in love with the soundtrack. I think everyone did such a great job with their parts and I want to just curl up and listen to this soundtrack on repeat. So here is two songs that I'm loving right now.





Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shadowhunter Sunday - Ep 10 - By the Light of Dawn



Plot Convince, Dot just happens to be there with a way to destroy the Soul Sword. Jace can't touch the sword! Ugh he would just activate it too. It must be talking about Sebastian. 

I love how Simon is trying to talk sense into Valentine. It's cute. Oh Simon... I always feel so bad for him in every single episode. Poor guy can't catch a damn break.

I'm glad everyone banned together instead of killing Clary. I also am okay with how the shape shifting ruin was used this episode. Even though I still hate it.

Izzy is so kick ass even with her withdrawals. I hate how they pinned her down this season, she needs more kickass moments like this. 

Speaking of Izzy... I think they are adding an asexual character in this series. Which I'm sure will make so many people happy. 

Yes! Simon got to kick ass! I'm so freaking happy about this! It was so amazing to see him! 

No! No! Jace activated the sword! I am glad that they didn't change the fact that he has angel blood and not demon. They got Valentine but Sebastian is out there and I'm sure he has it. Though he can't touch it without destroying it.  

Simon is now the daylighter!!!! YES! I'm so happy they kept that part. I'm also so happy that Malac had their special moment where they all they say they love each other. It's so nice and I've been waiting for that moment forever. 

I love the fight with Valentine and Jace. I'm really getting happy with the fighting scenes in the show. 

I am so sick of the vision though... it's just so awful and I'm really sick of seeing it. 

Overall, I'm really happy with this episode. It's great and I hate that we have to wait till June to start this again. 

Rating:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Everything Everything - Problematic Book Breakdown



My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.






Book Breakdown 

*SPOILER ALERT*

I just want to start off my saying some people have labeled this book problematic. You have been warned. If you want to keep reading then you're my kind of people and let's get to it.


I want to start off by praising the diversity in this book! Our girl Maddy is Asian and African American mixed. I've not seen that done in any books and I loved it! I also love that her nurse Carla is from Mexico. I love the interracial couples in this book. I like seeing more of that. There is also a LGBT guy in this book. So this book gets an A+ in diversity from me.

So Madeline has SCID, which means she is pretty much allergic to the world. So has lived in her white house for 18 years. The only people she sees is her nurse and mother and every once in a full blue moon a tutor. 

I know nothing about this disease so I can't speak about how true it was to real life but I do know it seems like the author took liberties at times. There was also many times when I saw the plot twist coming and that plot twist is what bothered a lot of people. It did not bother me as I knew by reading the book jacket that it was going to be like the movie Bubble Boy. I knew this would happen.

My huge grip with this book is the insta-love. That's really it. I loathe insta-love but once I got over that I love the point of this book. Don't be scared to take risks. That's what I got from it at least. We can live in our little bubble or we can step out and take that first step and who knows what we could find.  

I love Olly, he's a cute dream boat. I feel so badly for the life he lives with his family and their father. I love how he wasn't perfect and either was Maddy. I think they fit well together. I love how much he really did love her, even if they could never fully be together, he didn't care. That my friends, is real love.

The mother... I don't really know where to start... I mean I can understand not wanting to lose her daughter after losing her husband and son but to do the things she did. Again, no words.

Overall, this is a cute read and I enjoyed it so much. Just look past a few mistakes and the this book is such wonder and it gave me all the feels.