Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Royally Lost" (a mapped-out review by Lexi)

Hey, readers!

Oh how I've missed this blog. Starting a job has been insane! I love it, and it's part-time, but on top of regular life, it's very time-consuming... But more money, so no issues there!!!

Okay, so let's get to the review! Today's book is Royally Lost by Angie Stanton.


Summary: "Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.
When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?" (Thank you so much, Goodreads!)

I loved this novel! As a shy girl, I could relate to Becca. Meeting a cute guy -- let alone a PRINCE! -- on vacation took her by surprise just as much as it would me! However, she eases into the situation as much as she can. She's strong though, not this wimpy girl who swoons at every turn, or cannot take care of herself. It's awesome!

Then take the story; so many people have done this kind of idea, but it's always campy. This novel definitely isn't! This is a truthfully great novel! It's very convincing, relatable, fun, and believable! The story takes some twists and turns, and it also is a story of family as much as adventure.

It's a great novel; I was super impressed; and I can't wait to reread it again and again!

This is definitely this summer's classic! I name this The Ultimate Summer Novel so far in 2014...

In Conclusion: Read, read, read! I recommend laying on a towel or chair, toes in the sand, and ocean waves lulling you into a trance as you read this novel. Or, be on the deck of a cruise ship, letting the sun hit you (or just relaxing in the lobby chair after a swim) while you read this! It's seriously a great summer vacation read!!!

Rating:


5/5 maps


Till next time!!!


XOXO,

Alexis (a.k.a. Lexi)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Plus One" (a daytime Lexi review)

Hi, Readers!

So I got a new puppy for my birthday, and had to share a pic.

In bluebonnets, because she's a true Texan!!!
Okay, now that's I've bragged, it's time for today's review! The novel is Plus One by Elizabeth Fama.


Summary: "Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
" Thank you, Goodreads!
This novel was very unique in that it wasn't based on romance, as it was more of a love your family book. It also focused a lot on the society that they were in, and it ensured that you don't have any questions about any of it.

Sol is amazing. See, she is very easy to get along with and to relate to. If you felt you had one chance to make your loving grandfather happy before he dies, you would probably do anything to ensure it happens. She was very crafty in doing so, showing that she can think on her feet fast. Some parts can be long, and you can be like "get to the action already!!!," but this novel is still really good, and I have to say that it's very inventive as well. It's easy to slip yourself right into the book, the imagery ensuring the complete package is delivered.

In Conclusion: It's good! Read it!


Rating:
4/5 moons


XOXO,

Lexi

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"The Night Has Teeth" and Laptop Resurrections (a paranormal Lexi review)

Hello, our awesome Readers!!!

My laptop works again!!! YAHOO!!! (I seriously should have gone Mac, but I love my PC so much...) Anywho, that means I get to write a review again!!! Today's focus is on an awesome book that I thought wasn't my kind of book, but I was wrong. It's The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger.


Summary: "THE NIGHT HAS TEETH, Connor gets more than he bargains for while away at school overseas. He finds himself the object of a greater force's attention that threatens everything he knows and is, and the ones he's grown to care about." A big thank you to R.J. Gonzales on Goodreads for that concise summary!

Now, with this novel, with its subjects, I thought that I wasn't going to like it at all. See, it involves werewolves, and I knew it going in. The only book I read with a werewolf in it was Twilight, and we all know how much that book sucks. However, this novel thoroughly surprised me! With all of the twists and turns, all the believable fiction, and with all of the situations and characters that ensure every reader, young to adult, would be able to relate to, this novel just has it all! The action was great, and the conclusion shook me. After reading this novel, I'm filled with even more wanderlust than I already have!!! The scenery was thorough and truthful. It made you feel like you were in Paris, running around with Connor and his new friends. I truly hope that everybody reads this novel. I know I'm not doing it justice in this review.

In Conclusion: Read this novel! And then plan your trip to France!

Rating:

4/4 claws (couldn't find 5, lol)


XOXO,
Lexi

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Holy Crap! I'm Back! (a little re-intro by Alexis)

Hello, Readers,

I know that y'all are wondering where we've been. From work to family problems to illnesses (ours and others'), we've been pretty dang busy. We're sorry, especially me as I've been gone longer. Next week will be a fresh start for this blog. So expect book reviews, random funny posts, and anything else we feel like doing... We may not be able to blog every single day like before, but we're still around.

Also, do feel free to use the comment section! We wanna know how you feel/felt about a book, or what you'd do in the main character's situation, or anything that pops into your pretty little minds.

Email us about whatever you feel like, including telling us what book you want reviewed before you buy it, or if you're an author who want us to help get you out there (I'm a PR person and can help you) or review your book or anything at all, really. We LOVE our authors and readers, and are very honest and candid. Let us help you!

Can't wait to start up the posts again!


Sincerely,

Alexis/Lexi