Book 29: The Unhoneymooners

By: Christina Lauren

☆☆☆☆

Plot (Author’s Summary):

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion… she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is… Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.

Review:

This was a book of anticipation. I have been wanting to read this book for months but had to wait until this past week because I wanted to get it on Audible so I can listen to it while I am studying or multitasking.

First of all Olive is a pretty cool chick. I can totally relate to her in the beginning with the dress situation. My bust will not fit anything at my age. I still can’t find a bikini top.

The writing was amazing and one of my favorite parts was the boat scene. I told my friend about it and she just about died. They were so cute when they were both honest with each other. I actually felt disgusted when Ethan was being rude and disrespectful.

You know, I thought the book would just end with two sets of siblings getting married. Um. No. That did not happen. You know why? Because Dane decided to be the dumbest guy on the planet. Yes, I know that there are many secondary characters that suck and are constantly trying to tear the main couple apart, but lets be honest: Dane is on my top ten most-stupid-men-in-the-world list. He will never beat Parker (“Beautiful Disaster) but I mean seriously who cheats on their wife and tells everyone a bunch of different lies. I’m pretty sure he thought that the word wouldn’t get around or people wouldn’t talk to one another. And then this pig man had the audacity to hookup while engaged, five months before the wedding. The fact that Ethan didn’t believe Olive had me thinking he would make the list, too.

But in the end, Ami was fine and I love how she handled the situation and how she exposed him. It kind of reminds me of the back and forth exposing between Tati and James. But I have my own opinions on that for another time.

The epilogue is something that really makes the book for me. Ex: “Beautiful Disaster”, “Five Feet Apart” (they didn’t add the epilogue in the movie and I’m still pissed after months), “Watched”, etc. It’s really the fact that I have the knowledge of someone’s future and it’s a happy ending. This epilogue was just as good as the others and it shows a fun way of getting engaged. I felt really bad for Ethan while I was laughing at the situation.

Like seriously, I was waiting for Olive to find a job she was happy with and I felt like she was just giving in to having a career that she had a degree for. I almost did that and it could’ve been the worse choice of my life. But then I found books so we’re good.

This was a rather long post so I will end it here. I didn’t think I would have a lot to say but I should’ve seen that this one was going to be long with four stars and a very much anticipated read.

Blogger’s Note:

I almost didn’t post today but then I was like, No. I can’t do that. I would be very cruel. If I didn’t post today I would be as evil as my 7th grade history teacher. Man, he was a piece of work and I am glad I had the personality to fit the class way back when. Did that sentence make sense? Probably not. Like I said in previous posts, I am in a reading slump. I’ve only read a few books so let me know if you still want a May Wrap-up.

Love you all ♡

Favorite First Sentences

I have a thing with first sentences and these are probably my favorite ones:

“Beautiful Disaster” Jamie McGuire- “Everything in the room screamed that I didn’t belong.”

“The Bad Beginning” Lemony Snicket- “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.”

“Forgotten” Cat Patrick- “Aren’t Fridays supposed to be good?”

“Best Kind of Broken” Chelsea Fine- “If my bastard neighbor uses all the hot water again, I will suffocate him in his sleep.”

“The Problem with Forever” Jennifer L. Armentrout- “A lot could change in four years.”

“Waiting on the Sidelines” Ginger Scott- “I live in a trailer.”

“Walking Disaster” Jamie McGuire- “Fucking vultures.”

“This is Falling” Ginger Scott- “I was brave when I picked McConnell.”

“The Heartbreakers” Ali Novak- “Cara was clutching the latest edition of People as if it were the Holy Bible.”

“Until Friday Night” Abbi Glines- “This wasn’t home.”

“The Fault in Our Stars” John Green- “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I never left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death.”

Blogger’s Note:

I’m sorry. I didn’t post on Tuesday because I have finals and tests that don’t even relate to finals. I couldn’t post and if I did it would have been half assed which I will not do. I would rather have you guys read something late and enjoy it than read something on time and not care about it. I have such a big reading slump it’s insane. School is hard and I still have a lot to go. Yay…

Beautiful Disaster: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/10/book-23/

The Problem with Forever: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/05/07/book-27/

Waiting on the Sidelines: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/30/book-26/

Walking Disaster: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/16/book-24/

This is Falling: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/01/07/book-8/

The Heatbreakers: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/01/04/book-4/

Until Friday Night: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/01/08/book-10-2/

Love you all ♡

Playlist Book Tag

Rules: Listen to your playlist and choose a book that goes with the song. I will give a reason for my choice and you can listen to the song and agree or not.

Back to You, Louis Tomlinson ft. Bebe Rexha- “After” by Anna Todd fits this song perfectly. It talks about being addicted to drama and leaving each other but always coming back.

WHEN I WAS OLDER, Billie Eilish- “Behind Rebel Lines” bring various verses to life. It talks about being friends again and I see that as the south and north working issues out.

Not A Love Song, Bulow- This keeps repeating that she can’t do various romance actions because it’s not a love song. I think people would agree with me that this inside the mind of Abby from “Beautiful Disaster”.

Alarm, Anne-Marie- There is one specific scene in “Breathe” when Sadie hears that a famous female celebrity is there to see Jax, another male celebrity. She really likes Jax, but she backs off ’cause she remembers she’s not apart of their world.

This Feeling, The Chainsmokers ft. Kelsea Ballerini- I couldn’t find a book that fit this song except for “Wild Reckless”. People are telling her what to do like people are telling Kensington what to do. And people are telling Owen’s story instead of him telling it.

wish you were gay, Billie Eilish- I know I already did this series but “Walking Disaster” fits it perfectly. Travis loves Abby but she can’t love him back. Therefore, making him wish Abby were gay.

I Forgot, Clara Mae- “After”. Again. Only because whenever Tessa comes back to Hardin, she remembers why she left. This is basically a summary of Tessa’s mind throughout the second half of the first book.

Blogger’s Note:

I debated whether or not I should do this post because I love music but it was kind of hard to do if you can’t hear the song. Although I have wanted to do it for a while so I went for it. If you like these songs and want to know what my playlist is I listen to Clara Mae Radio Station. I have to study for my finals this week. Yay… I hope you have a more prepared finals week than me.

https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/16/book-24/

https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/07/book-22/

https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/10/book-23/

Love you all ♡

Book 28: Watched

By: CJ Lyons

☆☆☆☆☆

Plot (Author’s Summary):

In a world where web cappers can hack any cellphone or computer webcam, no one is safe-including Jesse. Jesse seems like a normal sixteen-year-old, but he isn’t. He is a victim of King-a ruthless web capper who has been blackmailing Jesse with incriminating screen photos and videos. So far, Jesse’s given in to King’s demands in order to protect his family. But now King wants something that’s too horrible to contemplate-and if he doesn’t get it, King will kill Jesse’s little sister. Terrified and helpless, the answer to Jesse’s prayers arrive in the form of a plain manila envelope. Inside there’s a phone number and a note: I can help.

Review:

This was a totally different love story. Like… what?

So basically they were both in some porn thing. And they are both teens. I didn’t even realize that part until the ending. It didn’t really tell anything, it just inferred that they were sexually abused. I loved how CJ Lyons played this out because she made it like a movie. There were tense scenes and then there were scenes when you were waiting in anticipation. The writing was perfect for the story and the story was perfect.

Let’s start off with with the story line. That was way more than I could handle. I loved that the story was real and raw. I haven’t read a romance like this ever and I don’t think I will ever find one like it in the future.

I think it is so sad that the main characters had to act older than they were and couldn’t go to anyone but each other for help. I believe they were 14-16 years of age and what they did was way beyond belief.

King needed to die and I was relieved that he at least got what he deserved. He sucks trash.

I don’t even think there was anything wrong with this book. You guys know that I try to find the issues in a book and point them out. I want to point out what I get frustrated about but this book literally had none. Zero.

I have never seen this book before I went to the library. I asked for mystery books and this one was recommended; I will always thank that librarian.

Blogger’s Note:

I usually have something to put here but nothing’s coming to mind. Y’all are so amazing, though. That’s all. ☺

Love you all ♡

Six Ways to Read if You Can’t Afford Books

1- Go on YouTube and look up, “audiobooks”. This is how I first started reading because my family had just moved and we didn’t have the money for books. My first audiobook was, “P.S. I Like You”, and I had already read that so I then listened to, “The Distance Between Us”. Both reviews in Blogger’s Note.

2- Go to the library. If you are still in school then this will be easy. Even if you aren’t in school, I’m pretty sure there is a local library. I have always had a card to the library and I only had to spend money on gas. But you don’t even have to drive; you can bike or walk.

3- I did this for many of my books and only sometimes does this work. Look up the book name then add “pdf,”. That’s how I read “The Wrong Bachelor”.

4- This is very rare, but if you look up a book name on Google Chrome, it gives a sample and other times it gives you the entire book. I have yet to try this but this is but I have seen it and this is how I sample books I want to read before I buy them.

5- Audible will probably never sponsor me but I listen to books more than I physically read them. On Audible you get a credit each month that you can spend on a book. I am a really lucky person when it comes to books and finding ways to read them. I don’t know how or when I became an Audible but every month I get a credit and two free Audible originals. I can’t tell you how that works ’cause I don’t know myself.

6- Wattpad is an app I have mentioned many times; on my blog and on my Instagram. I love writing and reading on Wattpad and I read a couple published books on Wattpad without paying for anything.

Blogger’s Note:

I have mentioned it in a few posts that I have a bit of trouble getting books. It’s mainly because I don’t have a job; I don’t have time for that with my schedule. I do a bunch of different things and it’s hard to get into a book store let alone have the money to buy anything in it. Please go check out my Instagram because I am going to be posting something amazing that I got for my birthday. I got a typewriter and I will be doing a speed video of me typing on it. I want to type a poem but I don’t know what I want it to be about.

P.S. I Like You review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/book-content/page/3/

The Distance Between Us: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/03/09/book-19/

The Wrong Bachelor: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2018/12/31/book-2/

Audible: http://www.audible.com

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/home

Love you all ♡

Book 27: The Problem with Forever

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

☆☆☆☆

Plot (Author’s Summary):

Growing up, Mallory “Mouse” Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being home schooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider’s life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out–for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

Review:

I loved the book in the beginning but couldn’t relate to Mallory in the slightest because of our different lives. I gave it 3.5 stars because I couldn’t relate but it would’ve been four if I could. How I find a book is by the plot, then the characters. I loved the plot but couldn’t relate to any character besides Jayden. And then he died, so…

Let’s start off with Rider and Mallory’s past. That was a lot to take in. It said that her foster parent was in jail and was probably out by then; but he was in jail for less than a decade. That seems like a rather short time to be in jail for child abuse on several occasions and severe burns on a young girl’s body. They were also malnourished and not cared for. But that is my opinion and JLA may have thought otherwise.

Now let’s get onto Rider and Mallory’s home lives. I truly didn’t how to feel about Carl from the start. I was on the fence about my feelings toward his character. Later on in the book we learn about his brother (which I predicted) and the effects of that caused his thoughts on Rider and his family. Hate that. If you don’t like someone that you don’t know, that is ignorant and rude. They are treated a certain way because of factors they can’t change. Rosa was more understanding and I really enjoyed her as a person. Hector and Jayden were a big part in Rider’s life. They were brothers even if they weren’t the same blood. And I get that Mallory explains why Rider didn’t consider them his family or that house his home, but I still don’t get certain things in that situation. Ms. Luna is an amazing person and he takes that for granted.

Onto the unaddressed topics. Hector. What happened to him? Is he just in grieving for the rest of his life? Do Ainsely and Hector ever get together? What happened to Keira and her friends? What happened after Rider and Mallory got back together? Does he change? I need answers! That was the most frustrating part about this book; JLA doesn’t have a closing to this book. She has a cheesy ending but unless this is a series, she doesn’t tell us anything and keeps the main focus on the relationship when it should be so much more.

Rider’s art. He’s kind of sketchy with it. Pun intended. He goes around town and spray paints everywhere. He gets shy when people think it’s good and that is kind of annoying. I know JLA meant for it to be a cute perk about Rider and in some cases it is but other times, just accept the praise.

The ending was not good. What I love about reading a book is the different interpretations people get from it. But with this, she didn’t give us an option of what to think. Her ending was about Mallory’s growth and self change. A good author could show what they’re trying to do without saying it. Instead she just out right said it even though it was obvious what she was trying to do.

Although this wasn’t my favorite book, I would want a second book in Rider’s perspective. Like, what was his view on the situation cause we only got a few sentences in his thoughts.

Blogger’s Note:

I know this was rather long and I posted a bit late, but I still posted. If you want more book stuff go to my Instagram: @books.for_thoughts because I post everyday.

Love you all ♡

May TBR

“Bred” by Ginger Scott is coming out on my birthday and my mom said that she would buy it for me that weekend. I am definitely finishing that book next week.

“After We Fell” by Anna Todd is the third book in the “After” series. These books are really long and while the first book to me a few days to read, the second took me about 5 months. I read about a chapter every few days and I did read it on Wattpad (@Danielle_Crone). It’s really hard for me to get the physical copy of a book but if I did have the physical copy of this book, I know I would finish it in less than a week. I’m almost positive I won’t finish this book this month but I will still try.

“Little White Lies” is just like “The Problem with Forever”, meaning that I will take literally forever to read this. I know it’s only 400 pages but I hate the main character. I am already a good portion into this book so this post is what’s going to drive me to finish it.

“When” is a book that I got at a book fair and I really do want to finish because it’s not a book I would ever read but I bought it and I don’t want to waste money. It’s about a girl who can see everyone’s death date. Like, what? That’s insane and I really want to see how the author plays out this story line.

I started “Wild Reckless” by Ginger Scott in April but never finished. I also want to finish the second book in this series also. I only have a little bit left and it’s been an okay read so far.

“The Unhoneymooners” is a book I have been waiting for for a hot minute. It sounds soo cute. It’s a hate to love book and the plot is just so different. It’s about a maid of honor and the best man going on a honey moon because the bride and groom got food poisoning. No one can tell me that this scenario doesn’t sound amazing.

I found “Radio Silence” on Paperbackdreams’ YouTube videos and now I wanna read it. Honestly, I will read any book without knowing the plot if a YouTuber recommends it to me.

If I have time this month, I will try to read “Pride and Prejudice”. This is my aunt’s favorite book and movie and I have been wanting to read it for a long time now. Also, it’s a classic and I want to start reading classics.

Blogger’s Note:

I know this is only eight books, but I do have two different sets of finals this month. One for the teachers and the other for the district. I’m trying to read at least ten books a month. Sorry if this was late. This weekend is also my birthday so I might post on Thursday, Sunday, or Monday. It depends on my schedule because I have so much going on. See you Tuesday, loves.

Love you all ♡

April Wrap-Up

In order of date read.

☆☆☆☆ I finished “After We Collided” by Anna Todd on April 17. The fact that I finished my first book on April 17 is kinda sad. It was the second book in the “After” series. It was like 700 pages, so pretty proud.

☆☆☆☆☆ “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is incredible. I finished this in one night because it’s wow. My friends introduced me to this life. This life meaning Instagram Outsider accounts. Go follow me @tuff_life_dally and my friends are @stay_gold_eighties and @stay_eighty_ninties

☆☆☆☆ “Waiting on the Sidelines” is by Ginger Scott which means I would read it. I read the second book but couldn’t start the third.

☆☆☆☆ “Beautiful Oblivion” by Jamie McGuire is a book in “Maddox Brothers” series. It follows Trenton and Cami and there is a major plot twist that I did not like.

☆☆☆☆ “Going Long” is the second book in “Waiting on the Sidelines” series. Like I said, I couldn’t get the third book before April ended.

☆☆☆ “The Problem with Forever” by Jennifer L. Armentrout took me forever to read. I loved it in the beginning and the ending wasn’t as amazing.

☆☆☆ “A Beautiful Wedding” by Jamie McGuire is book 2.5 in the “Beautiful” series. Of course I would read it if it’s about Abby and Travis’ weddings. It was short and I loved both the weddings.

Blogger’s Note:

I only read seven books. Seven. Crap. I started reading a book on the 16th of April. I guess I did fine for reading seven books in two weeks. I promise I won’t do this bad in May. I hope you guys have an amazing life and tomorrow I will be posting my May TBR. I know that i didn’t read all of the books on my April TBR, but that was because I couldn’t get a hold of them. I tried really hard to find the books but couldn’t.

Love you all ♡