Tag: NA

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | Review

Posted January 13, 2017 by Samantha in booktube, reviews / 0 Comments

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | ReviewA Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Genres: NA Fantasy
Pages: 624
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Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.

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Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie | Review

Posted January 9, 2017 by Samantha in booktube, reviews / 0 Comments

Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie | ReviewAddicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
Published by Everafter Romance on June 14th 2013
Pages: 336
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She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.

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Amour Amour by Krista and Becca Ritchie | REVIEW

Posted May 5, 2016 by Samantha in reviews / 0 Comments

Amour Amour by Krista and Becca Ritchie | REVIEWAmour Amour by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
on December 12th 2014
Genres: New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 347
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three-stars

Love is a circus
"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”
The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”
When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.
Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.
This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.
*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

I’m typically not a huge fan of New Adult, but Amour Amour had been recommended to me over and over by friends that enjoy new adult, so I decided to finally give it a go. The circus setting is always a buzzword for me, and I’d heard that the Ritchies avoid common NA tropes that I hate.

I went in with low expectations, and this book proved that NA can be good. I loved the setting of Las Vegas, with the Cirque du Soleil type show. Like most New Adult, this was a quick read. The Ritchies don’t dwell on any one event just for the sake of angst (something I see frequently in NA) and I appreciated that.

I found myself really enjoying the side characters. The love interest is part of a Russian circus family, and they are all individuals. His younger brother is a character I’m particularly fond of (and we’re supposed to get another book set around him! Yay!). With that being said, I found I didn’t really connect to either of the main characters. I felt very neutral on both of them. They didn’t annoy me, but their romance didn’t leave me on the edge of my seat either.

Future books in this companion series are supposed to follow different circus shows and different characters, so I am looking forward to those. I appreciate that this book avoided common NA tropes, like slut shaming, and I plan to continue reading the Ritchie’s NA offerings.

three-stars

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Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover | REVIEW

Posted July 20, 2015 by Samantha in booktube, reviews / 1 Comment

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1) by Colleen Hoover
Published by Atria Books on March 18th 2014
Genres: New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 367
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.
At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one...
Original music created for Maybe Someday by musician Griffin Peterson can be accessed through the website listed in the ebook and paperback.
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to be another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.

 

 

 

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