Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Wrap up!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great March and an amazing Easter weekend! I am so glad this month is coming to a close because all my school papers will be completed after today and I will have to do is hand them in. This April I have all my finals and the last one is one April 23! I will be really happy when this semester is over and I have four months off. I hopefully will be getting a little bit more reading done in these months off :)

Here are the book I read in March!

1. The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter - 3/5- My Review
2.  The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison - 3/5 - Review to come in April!
3.  The Statistical Probablity of Love at First Sigh by Jennifer E. Smith- 3/5- My Review
4. The Body At the Tower by Y.S. Lee- 3/5

Every book I read this month Earned 3/5! I hope next month I read 4 or 5's! What did you read this month?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mini Book Review : The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Book: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Publication Date: January 2nd 2012
Source: Purchased as a ebook for my Kobo

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. 


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight begins with Hadley missing her plane by four minutes. She is due at her father’s wedding the next morning in London and missing this flight can be seen as just bad luck. But when she meets Oliver it seems her fortunate has changed.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was a quick, cute read.  I honestly don’t have too many thoughts about it.  I enjoyed Hadley’s character and I definitely felt for her and the situation with her father.  There where so many times I wanted her to yell at her Dad or storm away from him but I was happy with the end result between the two.

Oliver, the love interest who Hadley meets after missing her first plane, is a cute character and seems like an interesting person. I liked how he tried to keep Hadley calm on her plan ride. They seemed to have a real connection and not forced by the author. 

The ending is predictable and one you can expect from a cute, fun read like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. But I still enjoyed the ending and am glad it happened how it did.  I am glad this is a stand-alone because I want to keep the happy ending in my mind. If you enjoy cute, fun, quick reads you will want to pick this up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Books I Recommend

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish!
 I honestly don't recommend books to often because lots of people in my life do not read that much. But these are the ones I do talk about in hopes of getting people to read! I have gotten my sister to Game of Thrones and Divergent. I also got my brother to read Graceling and Enclave! They both loved them.  My biggest success story is a girl I work with. I got her to read The Hunger Games, Divergent and If I Stay and I would say she likes them even more then I do!

1. Game of Thrones- I think many people have read this book because of the TV show. But for those who haven't and can take a longer read I say go for it because it will be worth it.
2. The Hunger Games- One of the books that made me love Dystopia.
3. Divergent- This series is great for someone who loves action! You wont be able to put it down because you will need to know what happens!
4. If I Stay- A sad book but one I think is worth the read.
5. Enclave/Outpost- Outpost is my favorite book this year. I love Deuce and how she has grown. I also enjoy Fade the love interest. Which is saying something because a ton of the books I have read recently have been the opposite.

6. The Kitchen House- A adult historical novel. Historical was my favorite in the past but I had not read that many recently. I picked this up in the beginning of the year and I cannot wait to read it again. So many things happen in this book that are terrible, but its about love, family, and its amazing.
7.Anna and the French Kiss- When I first started this I did not think I would like it that much! But I was so wrong. Anna was frusterating at first but don't let that stop you! I ended up loving her and Etienne.
8.Graceling- Another book full of action. I liked Katsa personality and I liked her love interest. Plus no insta-love. Yay!
9. The Knife of Never Letting Go- It is kinda hard to get into at first but the story is awesome and unique.
10. The Giver- I re-read The Giver this year and it was awesome. I think everyone should pick it up, and its short so people who might not read that often don't have to worry about length!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Review: The Goddess Test

Book: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 26 2013
Source: I purchased this at my local bookstore! (Indigo)

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.



The Goddess Inheritance begins around nine months after the events of Goddess Interrupted. Kate is still a prisoner of Calliope and Cronus and she is ready to give birth at any moment. Calliope still is jealous of Kate and wants nothing more to see her dead, and to have Henry. Cronus has other plans in place for Kate… He will spare humanity if Kate promises to become his and leave her life with Henry and the Gods. 

I overall enjoyed the Goddess Inheritance more than both the previous books. The plot had more action and had more intense moments then in the last two books.  I felt plenty of different emotions while reading this book, anger, frustration, annoyance, excitement and happiness. Even though I feel the plot was more interesting than the past books I still had some problems with other parts of the book.

Kate has definitely become a more interesting and strong character over the course of this series.   She was really protective of her family and was willing to put them before herself. She would not back down without a fight and wouldn’t let the other Gods make her seem insignificant or incapable of fighting for her beliefs. But I did have some problems with her. The way she treated Ava throughout most of the book really got on my nerves, and I found her very annoying during these parts. For all her talk of doing whatever was needed to protect her family, she would not accept Ava’s reasons for doing the same thing. I truly believe Kate would have done exactly the same thing if she was in Ava’s situation. Even more, just by the other actions she took in The Goddess Inheritance.

 I liked Ava in this book and I really felt for her situation. She did what she had to and you knew from her actions that she was very sorry for it.  She tried her best to make Kate understand and to gain her forgiveness. I also enjoyed James character and wish he had more parts in the novel. He brought some lightheartedness to a novel was full of intense unhappy moments. 

Henry is a character that I really did not like and is one of the main reason I lowered my rating. I don’t see him as having a very big personality. He seems pretty bland to me. I have never been a big fan of his throughout the series anyways so I didn’t expect that to change in this book. He seems like he is never fully formed, and I hate how his life is all about one person… 

Overall I did enjoy this series and I will pick up the next book Aimee Carter writes.  There was actually the first chapter of her next book printed in the back of the Goddess Inheritance and it seemed pretty interesting! But I would say this is more of a series to borrow for me then a series I need to have on my self .

What I Rate it: 3/5 Stars

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you got that week!

I have actually gotten more books then this since my last post but it would take forever to share them all! So here are the books I have bought within the last month!

The Reese Malcolm List by Amy Spalding [Goodreads]
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter [Goodreads]
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell [Goodreads]
Angelfall by Susan Ee [Goodreads]

The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison [Goodreads]
I have started this and I am enjoying it!
 Also this the first galley I have ever got so I am pretty excited about it! :)
Thanks EgmontUSA!

I am sure exctied for all of these books. Let me know if you have read any of them and what did you think!