Thursday, April 27, 2017

{ARC Review} The Possible

The Possible
The Possible
Author: Tara Altebrando
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
What if...no one knows the truth about you? 

It's been thirteen years since Kaylee's infamous birth mother, Crystal, received a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of rage. Once the center of a cult-following for her apparent telekinetic powers, nowadays nobody's heard of Crystal. Until now, when a reporter shows up at Kaylee's house and turns her life upside down, offering Kaylee the chance to be part of a high-profile podcast investigating claims that Crystal truly did have supernatural mind powers. But these questions lead to disturbing answers as Kaylee is forced to examine her own increasingly strange life, and make sense of certain dark and troubling coincidences... ~Goodreads

I picked this book up on a rainy Sunday morning and finished it in the same afternoon, it was SO intriguing!

I loved how the plot kept me invested. There were so many things that kept hinting at Kaylee having telekinetic powers YET AT THE SAME TIME MAYBE THEY were just coincidences?! I NEEDED TO FIND OUT SO I JUST KEPT FLIP FLIP FLIPPING!

+10 for the Monster High reference!
-11 for the overly obsessive crush Kaylee had on this dude, Bennett. It just seemed out of nowhere, I felt like I was missing a piece of why/how she started having such strong feelings for him? I mean, were we even supposed to LIKE this dude? Because I totally did not.

Kaylee's best friends, on the other hand, were awesome! I love the type of friends who aren't afraid to give the MC shit or tell them when they're being cray. Aiden and Chiara are these friends. As for Kaylee, herself, I liked her well enough. She definitely had some faults (who doesn't!) but she was a pretty decent main character for the most part. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story! If you like a good mysterious page turner, then this one is for you too! 


Monday, April 17, 2017

{ARC Review} The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.
[WARNING: Fan girl rant review ahead.]

YES. JUST YES.

This story had me hooked with its very first sentence. Gentleman's Guide is full of adventure and sexual tension and wit and sexual tension and danger and DID I MENTION THE TENSION?

A+ CHARACTERS. I CAN'T EVEN. Monty is a hot mess, yet it's in the most endearing way possible.  He has got to be one of the sassiest, most sarcastic, sexed up lads out there but it's impossible not to be reeled in by those dimples! CAN YOU SAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?! Holy Gods. Yes, Mackenzi, yes! This boy is the most intriguing onion. I'd love to hang out with him! He'd totally drink me under the table though, and probably attempt to *do* something under the table....

Speaking of under the table....FOOTSY. Footsy that I DON'T think was QUITE an accident. Oh, Percy, you sweet, sweet bloke you. He needs a prequel or a sequel, ANYTHING, I need more of this adorable and intelligent boy in my life.

The Percy/Monty ship is REAL you guise. I CAN'T. Just OH MY GOD. KISS YOU BRITISH BASTARDS.

I was all for the SEXUALLY CHARGED romance in this story, the freaking badass adventure, and the MYSTERY OF IT ALL. Yes.

Also, SHOUT OUT to my girl Felicity for being a smart lass who don't take no shit!

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE! please and thanks.