Monday, February 11, 2013

Nemo: It's Not Just a Disney Cartoon

So, I found myself stuck inside due to the lovely Blizzard named Nemo this weekend and ended up catching up on my reading. Literally, couldn't get out of my front door until Saturday evening. Below is a list, with the Coffee Cup ratings for each. I read way too fast for my own good, so I wasn't able to give them all a proper review but I wanted to catch you all up on what I read.

Before that, here's a picture of my sister shoveling our side entrance. Fun stuff!

Okay, back to the books!

Fallen Crest High by Tijan

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

My Rating: 4 Coffee Cups
Don't judge a book by it's cover (or blurb) on this one. Much deeper and more complicated than it seems!

 Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle

Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.

My Rating: 5 Coffee Cups
Awesome start to this series. Need the next one NOW!!

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June’s best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.
Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government’s strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

My Rating: 2 Coffee Cups
The world building was intriguing, the concept was intriguing, but couldn't finish it.



  1. That is a lot of snow! I would have totally stayed in and read if I got that much. I may have to check out Sins and Needles.

  2. That's more than the snow we got here in southern Ontario, we got about 25-30cm, we could get out of our front door, but not our driveway, but we were lucky that our neighbours are so nice and they helped us by using their snowblower (we shoveled twice that day, and each time it was a different neighbour) and did more than half of it for us. I'm so thankful for that.
    I've heard many great things about Sins and Needles, I really need to check it out.

    -Nazish @ Nazish Reads

  3. The snow was awful! But it was a nice excuse to be lazy and read a lot :)You both should definitely check out Sins & Needles! So good! But beware, you will want the next one IMMEDIATELY.