Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pierced Love by Th Snyder Review: 12/20/13

Zar Evans is not your typical high school senior; in fact she is anything but normal. Dressing in the trendiest Goth fashion, Zar wears nothing but black from head to toe. Not that this warrants unwanted attention, but she is also top in her class and is looking at a full academic scholarship to Iowa State in the fall. 

Loudon Clarke is an all star athlete. He plays three varsity sports and has the world in his hands. Except for one thing; Loudon is failing majority of his subjects. He is about to be suspended from the basketball team risking his athletic scholarship. 

Zar and Loudon would normally never cross paths, until these two are brought together when Zar’s brother proposes to Loudon’s sister. With an upcoming wedding and a lot of planning Zar and Loudon are stuck with one another regardless of their differences. 

Zar has hidden behind the pain she deals with on a daily basis for years. Loudon has never had to feel pain nor the ignorance of his peers. Can opposites really bring these two together or will they be pulled even further apart?

Only one thing is for sure, it is impossible to fight the connection of pierced love when one is willing to change for happiness.

I loved this book! I am not a big YA reader anymore, although I can still be talked to them if they have a really great story- which this one did. Loudon is definitely a book boyfriend to love and Zar is a typical emotional teenager, only her teenage years have not been so typical since the death of her grandmother and her first experience being called "the freak".

This book explores Zar's inner struggles to return to who she used to be and deal with the good in her life to enjoy who she is now. Loudon becomes more than she ever thought possible, as she is so accustomed to no one saying anything nice to her and no guys paying her anything but negative attention- when they are bullying her. I highly recommend this book to everyone, not just teens- I found it to be a very enjoyable read, sex or this case not. ;) Kellie 

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Perfect Lie by Teresa Mummert Review: 12/19/13

Title: Perfect Lie
Author: Teresa Mummert
Blog Tour: December 18th-30th
Release Date: December 17th, 2013

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Synopsis: Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes all rational thought. That's why Brock and I never had a chance. I had to start my life over. College was my chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but one person saw through my facade. The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I still hadn't healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew. A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him.

WOW! This one kept me enraptured the entire way and when it ended I asked, "What just happened?". This is definitely not your mama's love story, but it was one I am so glad I read. It deals with heartache and loss, the pressures of being different and trying to fit in to avoid being bullied. It is such a good book I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed it and to avoid giving you too much and ruining your experience, just know that you NEED to read this and fall in love with it all, except maybe Trish because she is just plain nasty.  Lol! No, I take that back, I think Trish helped Lie become stronger and helped her realize what and who she did NOT want to be so I can see her worth in that sense. Anyway, read this book- I promise you will never see coming what happens in the end. Five stars Teresa, you are a genius! <3 Kellie 

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Author Bio: 
"I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story. (This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.) Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates!" 

 Giveaway: NOTE: Giveaway will only run until December 30th. 

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