Sunday, February 26, 2017

The First Lie

The First Lie is a novella in the Lying Game series.

Sutton is a master of the lying game and loves to constantly make the stakes higher and the pranks bigger. When her best friend's brother comes back from soccer camp full of confidence the girls decide to knock him down a few pegs. Always doing a big prank at the start of the school year Sutton toys with Thayer and plays a dangerous game. 

Since this is a novella it was short but it felt like a full coherent story. I was thrilled to read something from Sutton's point of view since she appeared to be a majorly mean person in the Lying Game and I was anxious to know her thoughts. 

The Lying Game

The Lying Game was offered on Free Book Friday a couple weeks ago and since I was between books on my Nook I gave it a try.

Right away the story drew me in, Emma was in shock seeing a girl who looked just like her being strangled in a video on youtube. Unsure what to do Emma scours the web and comes across the facebook page of the girl that looks just like her. Messaging her quickly Emma is delighted when the girl writes back asking her to meet with her. Having nothing to lose Emma backs her bag and heads to Arizona to meet her long lost twin sister. Instead of her sister many puzzles appear the most puzzling of them all Sutton has disappeared and someone wants Emma to pretend to be her.

I never watched Pretty Little Liars but I did enjoy the story a lot, I was constantly kept guessing and I enjoyed that. I never knew what was coming or what was going to happen. I already have the second book checked out and I cannot wait to read it.

Cold-Hearted Rake

The only reason I chose Cold-Hearted Rake was I love the dress on the cover. Sadly it had far too many intimate scenes for my taste but I did enjoy the overall story.

Widowed after three days of marriage Kathleen is unsure of what is going to happen to her since the new Earl seems keen on disposing of the estate and moving on quickly. Worried for her three in-laws Kathleen attempts to think of a solution that will keep her and the younger girls off the streets. 

Devon has always loved his life of freedom and no worries. Learning that his cousin has passed away at a rather young age he is annoyed to bothered with the shambles of an estate he has inherited. Determined to piece the estate off as quickly as possible Devon does not count on Kathleen standing up to him and demanding he figure out what would happen to the 200 families that work on the estate.

I enjoyed the story and the writing just too many inmate scenes for me personally. I may continue on with the next book in the series if I happen to see it at the library but I wont seek it out.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I am not really sure what drew me to OyMG but I am glad I gave it a try.

Ellie loves to debate and give speeches. Upon learning that the school of her dreams is far out of her parents budget Ellie decides to attend a Christian debate camp in hopes of winning a scholarship to the school. Shortly after arriving at the Christian debate camp things start to go wrong for Ellie, being Jewish she has a rash of bad luck with Christian topics such as a Christmas tree. Managing to overcome the dilemma's Ellie befriends Devon the grandson of the woman awarding the scholarship. With a bit of help from her family Ellie works at discovering who she truly is.

OyMG was a really light, easy, read and it fit my mood perfectly. It was not heavy on the romance aspect of the story and focused more on Ellie facing tough decisions in her life. The writing was smooth and easy to follow along. All in all an entertaining read. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Champion is the third and final novel in the Legend trilogy.

Day has sacrificed a lot to stop the corrupt Republic and Elector. With a new elector Day hopes for suitability and change to come to the Republic. Knowing that he holds the power of the common person Day continues to work with June in helping the Republic mend it's broken bond with the citizens. All is going well until Day learns that the experiments the Republic did on him are catching up and he has little time before the side affects will take his life.

June has it all, she is in a position of power, learning how to govern the Republic and close the Aden the current Elector of the republic. Yet everything still feels wrong, June yearns to be near Day who seems to be going out of his way to ignore her. However when crisis approaches the Republic due to the colonies June and Day have no choice to be to unite in an attempt to save the Republic one last time.

It has been several months since I read Prodigy and even longer since I read Legend. I recall I adored legend and was disappointed in Prodigy. That is pretty typical for me when it comes to trilogies however usually the third book redeems the series for me. Champion started to do that for me until the end. I hated the ending, ruined the whole series for me sadly. Despite not liking the ending I would consider reading more of Marie Lu's work.