Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Right Kind of Wrong Blog Tour : Release Blitz Q&A

Today is the paperback release day of Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine, which you guys should know is one of my favorite books! I can't wait to get my own copies of the books.


Author: Chelsea Fine
ISBN: 1455583170
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .
Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.
Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.


Q&A:

  • What characteristics do you share with the main characters in Right Kind Of Wrong?

In Right Kind Of Wrong there actually aren’t many characters I’m similar too. I really wish I were as sassy and strong as Jenna, but honestly, I’m a marshmallow in real life. Haha. The character most like me—in all of the Finding Fate books—is probably Pixie. She’s blonde and tends to ramble, and finds her true love when she’s a teenager. We have a lot in common, Pixie and I. 

  • Which of the characters or scenes was the most fun to write and why?

I loved writing Jenna! She’s just so different than I am in real life. It was so fun to “be” her, you know? She’s sassy and brave, independent and witty. She’s fiercely loyal but afraid to fall in love. She’s an artist. Ambitious. Careful. Stubborn. *sigh* I just loved being in her head. 


  • Which songs do you feel perfectly fit Jenna and Jack as individuals?

I love this question! For Jenna I’d have to say “Fire Breather” by Laurel because it’s sort of dark and wanting. Reckles and cautious at the same time. And for Jack, I’d go with “Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene” by Hozier because it’s the perfect song for how devoured Jack feels by Jenna, yet he still wants her more and more. 

  • Since all three books happen to intertwined, how did the writing process go?

Because the time frame overlaps all three books, I wanted to put a few “windows” into each novel that peeked into the other stories. It took some careful planning, but I was able to slip a few glimpses of the other couples into all three books. I thought of it like, “Okay, if this was all happening in real life, what would be going on with Jenna and Jack on Saturday while Levi and Pixie were unpacking and Daren and Kayla were starting their new jobs?” Which probably sounds confusing, haha, but it made sense in my head. So I just wrote each story in layers and tied them together after everything was written. It was really fun. 


Thank you so much for having me on today! I had a blast!  


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Author's Bio:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen. 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Remember Me: Review

Title: Remember Me
Author: Romily Bernard
ISBN: 0062229060
Book Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Book Source: Edelweiss


Goodreads Synopsis:

Wick had thought her troubles were over.
But she should’ve known better.
Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.
The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.

Review:

Book two starts with a bang, mostly that there's another murder and Wicket's forced to investigate it. To those who don't know much about book one, you really should read it first in case of an accidental spoiler.

Now, I honestly can't imagine what it's like to be Wick, seriously it must be hard, here's a list of all the reasons why it would be:
  1.  Her mother committed suicide four years ago.
  2.  She was physically abused and emotionally manipulated for years by her drug dealer father.
  3.  She's lost all hints of innocence but her sister's is still intact and as much as she wants to give her sister a reality check to make her more aware of how cruel the world is and to be less open and more wary and untrusting, she also wants her to be happy, so it's a balance struggle.
  4.  She can't trust the police because a cop has been hounding her for a while to get to her father and now is currently blackmailing her to help solve his crimes for him.
  5.  A judge was the one to refuse every restraining order her mother had wanted against her father.
  6.  She can't trust the presumed new life with her foster/adoptive parent because good things always go away easily. So she did some hacking to get some money saved up, just in case it was time to up and run away with her sister, that the police might not be happy with.
  7.  She can't tell her boyfriend because he's the heroic figure and she doesn't want him to look horribly at her. 
"This is what happens when you end up with a hero. He expects you to be just as noble."
"If I tell Griff, he'll want to save me. Better yet, he'll want to save Bren and Lily. And he'll want to do it honorably."
So yes, it must be really lonely, scary and stressful being her. No time to relax or way to let her guard down completely. Though I'm not sure why she can't tell her best friend, maybe she has enough on her plate? Can't trust her either? But I can't imagine a cop hounding me and threatening to ruin everything in my life if I didn't cooperate, do illegal and potentially dangerous work for him to get his arrest. He justifies what he's doing because the system can't touch the people he wants to take down, but for all intents and purposes he's still a bad cop. A horrible cop. Couldn't she record their conversations or something? Maybe the blackmailing can work on an even plain or trust her boyfriend, he might help.

Not only does she have to deal with Signor Asshole Cop, someone keeps sending her videos of her mother that make her question all she knew about her mother's suicide. And she accidentally ends up as a potential victim for the guy the cop Carson wants to bring down… yes, poor girl indeed.

The most thing I hated about this book was the love triangle. I hate hate hate love triangles. Loathe them with a passion, especially since I love Griff. The problem is, if Griff had never been in the picture ever, I would have wholeheartedly loved Milo… call it a bad boy thing, and oh does he do it well, but Milo is kind of destructive and Griff is too good, so really I don't know which side she's leaning more towards because she always acts to save the people she loves.
"I hold up my laptop and he passes it through the scanner. No bombs. How very unsurprising. Triple B gives me back my computer without a second glance. It always amazes me that no one realizes I don't need a bomb to do damage. Whatever though. Makes my life easier."
What would happen if you take away her need to feel safe? If she has a good and peaceful life she trusts… will she be more Griff or Milo?

Other than that though, I absolutely enjoyed this book way more than the first one because it was less predictable and I can honestly say I didn't expect most of what happened. I am also more excited for book three and seriously need more of this story. The ending makes me sad though, I need to be happy.

Favorite quote? There are monsters living inside us and, sometimes, they win.

Rating: 4/5!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday # 18


Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted @ Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.







My pick here would be a book I'd been looking forward to reading for quite some time now:

The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider.


Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?