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Review: After (After #1)

Good evening!! Yesterday I finished reading After, and oh my goodness, what an experience that was. This book has very polarizing opinions, but I randomly decided to give it a go.  It was certainly something.
This was also the second book that I read for The Reading Rush. It fulfilled the prompt of reading and watching a book to movie adaption and reading an author’s first novel.
On with the review; I hope you enjoy! 😉


After by Anna Todd
Genre: Young Adult / New Adult– Contemporary, Romance
Series: After #1
Pages: 582
Publication Date: October 2014
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?

Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same.


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Have you read After? Did you enjoy it? Have you read the other books in the series? Does it get any better?
Did you watch the movie? I personally found the movie to be better than the book because Hardin was less mean and abusive and Tessa was less annoying. They were also both more mature. What did you think?
Let me know in the comments down below!
Also, if anyone read the original and the published edition, please let me know which characters are which members of One Direction because I’m super curious to know!!

That’s all I’ve got for today! Thanks for joining me and have a great week, everybody!

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First Line Fridays #2

Good morning! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far.
Today I’m back with my second First Lines Friday. Enjoy!! 🙂


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside.
Maybe someone who’d been born whole and good would have put down the ash dagger and embraced death rather than what lay before me.
There was blood everywhere.

And the book is… Continue reading “First Line Fridays #2”

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Review: Splintered (Splintered #1)

Splintered by A. G. Howard
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Fantasy, Retellings
Series: Splintered #1
Pages: 371
Publication Date: January 2013
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2015 & January 2019 (re-read)

Goodreads Synopsis:
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


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Is the Splintered series on your TBR? 
Have any of you read Splintered before? Are you on Team Morpheus with me, or are you rooting for Jeb?
Are you a fan of the original Alice in Wonderland tale?

I’d love to chat about it in the comments!

Thanks so much for stoppping by! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

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Review: Opposition (Lux #5)

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: 
Young Adult –  Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #5
Pages: 533
Publication Date: August 2014
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2016 & December 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.


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Have you read the Lux series yet? Which book was your favourite in the series? Do you have a favourite character?
What did you think of the ending?
If you haven’t read it, is the series on your TBR?
Let’s talk all about it in the comments down below!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Genre:
Young Adult / New Adult – Romance, Fantasy
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2
Pages: 626
Publication Date: May 2016
My Rating: 4.75 of 5 stars
Read August 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


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Have any of you read this book yet? Did you like it better than the first? Am I the only one who hated the ‘mates’ thing so much?
Have you read the other books in the series yet? If so, how are they?

That’s everything for today! Thanks for reading!

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See my reviews for the other books in the series:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Genre:
Young Adult / New Adult – Romance, Fantasy, Retellings
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Pages: 419
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


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Have any of you hopped on the ACOTAR bandwagon yet? If so, what were your thoughts? What did you think of Rhysand’s character? How did you feel about the romance? Let me know!

Thanks for joining me today! Have a lovely day!

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See my reviews for the other books in the series:
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

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Review: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult – Romance, Contemporary
Series: Wait for You #1
Pages: 332
Publication: February 2013
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…


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Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? What was your favourite scene?
If you haven’t read it yet, would you like to?
Let’s chat about it in the comments!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)