Monday, March 31, 2014

March in Books

This was just a bad month for books except for a few gems thrown in there.

Books Read: (17)

Books Reviewed: (8)

Favorite Reads: 

If you still haven't read Way of Kings what are you waiting for?! Dissonance is a really hard book to pin down. It made it to my favorites cause it really made me think. 1/27 is part of the ICoS series by Sonny & Ais. 'Nuff said.

Favorite Covers: 

That cover...GORGEOUS.

This was just a bad month. After Words of Radiance and Love Hacked, it just went down hill. I don't think any of them got higher than 3 stars after that o.o then along comes 1/27 Anthology by Sonny and Ais and it saved the end of the month. Also this book hangover from WoR is killing me!

How was your month?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Upcoming New Releases - Week of March 31st

Here are the releases for the up coming week of March 31 - April 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Books I'm looking forward to:

Not really looking forward to anything this week. While I have been trying to catch up to BDB I'm still a few books behind and I just don't feel like reading about Tohr and Payne, but I also don't want to skip books, so I don't know what to do D:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unraveling: Silent by Sara Alva

Silent by Sara Alva
Title: Silent
Series: N/A
Author: Sara Alva
Genre: YA LGBTQ Contemporary
Publication Date: October 27, 2013

Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care group home.

Surrounded by strangers and trapped in a life where he could never belong, Alex turns to the only person lower on the social ladder than he is: a “special” mute boy. In Sebastian, Alex finds a safe place to store his secrets—those that sent him to foster care, and the deeper one that sets him apart from the other teenagers he knows. But Sebastian has secrets of his own, and when tragedy rips the two boys apart, Alex will stop at nothing to find the answers—even if it means dragging them both through a past full of wounds best left buried.

It might just be worth it, for the slim chance at love.


My Thoughts

If I had to describe this book with one song it would be Count on Me by Bruno Mars. It just fits so perfectly. Describes Alex and Seb's relationship to a T.

As many of you know by now, I'm a character girl, and watching both Alex and Seb grow as the book went along was so enjoyable. Gave me all the warm fuzzies. Alex had a lot of growing up to do. Even though for a 15 year old he was actually quite mature about some things he was also very childish about others and watching him find that balance and reach that much closer to being an adult was a joy. 

The struggle he went through for his sister and ultimately Sebastian was hard to watch, but also satisfying. That unlike the 213#$1%&5 other YA main characters out there who think they are so smart, can't hold a candle to Alex. Because unlike them, he actually learns from his mistakes. He makes them, learns from them, owns them. He doesn't dawdle once he finally realizes what he has done and what the right thing to do is. He does it. And for a 15-16 year old that is admirable.

But of course what I loved the most was how Alex and Sebastian's relationship develops. The things these two boys have to face, about themselves, the world and the people in it, and not only coming to terms with it but finding and keeping that love for each was beautiful. Seeing how devoted Alex was to Sebastian, how he took care of him when he thought he needed it, how he backed off when it was Sebastian's turn to stand up for himself, but still being there to support him. It's not something you find very often in any YA romance. I find it ironic that these two boys have a much healthier relationship than half those couple from most YA/NA romances and they were in much harsher realities.

Silent was a truly enjoyable read and definitely worth the chance. So if you get the opportunity to read it, don't hesitate!


Would I Recommend it?

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    Upcoming New Releases - Week of March 24th

    Here are the releases for the up coming week of March 24 - 30, 2014

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Books I'm looking forward to:

    • Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
    • A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke
    • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
    • Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel

    Nearly Gone sounds right up my alley with psychic powers, government involvement and serial killers :D. Now, according to Goodreads Say What You Will is supposed to come out all the way in June but! if you go on Amazon and look it up as Amy and Mathew it'll be on sale on March 27th :)

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