Monday, June 22, 2015

Book Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

On the FenceOn the Fence
by Kasie West
Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
ebook, 296  pages
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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Goodreads Summary: For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.


Cindy's Review: 
At a Glance/The Cover: 
So far, I think this book is my favorite of all the Kasie West books. But I have really high hopes for The Fill-in Boyfriend. :) On the Fence is kind of a companion book for The Distance Between Us. There are characters you see in both books, especially Skye. Also, On the Fence took place a little bit after TDBU. 

The Characters/My Opinion:
The storyline for this book is the "I'm in love with my best friend" thing. I love these kind of stories because I like how the main characters already know almost everything about each other. It's cute. I love how they grew up together and shared childhood memories. :) 

Charlie - Charlie is an absolute tomboy. She has 3 older brothers and 1 complimentary one. She's tall, strong, and grew up playing football with her brothers. But she can have a girly side. When she started working at a local mall, she finally got some girlfriends and learned about makeup and checking out boys. But that's when she felt her real feelings for Braden.

Braden - Braden literally sounds like that golden boy that never exists in real life. Charlie described her brothers as hotties, but she obviously can't lust after them because that would be disgusting. Then there's Braden, whose just as hot as the bros, if not even hotter. 

Basically, Charlie and Braden just have to figure out their love life together. The night talks along the fence helps them get even closer, but in a different way. It's cute. They're cute. Everything about this book is cute. Everything Kasie West writes are cute. :) 

Overall Thoughts:
CUTE CUTE CUTE. Looking for a simple, summer read with bubbly romance? On the Fence is definitely a must-read. :)

The Rating :(1-10): 9.5~

Happy Reading~

Friday, June 5, 2015

Blog Tour: Hunter (Guy Erma and the Son of Empire #2) by Sally Ann Melia

Welcome to my stop on the Hunter Blog Tour
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You can find the tour schedule HERE.

Displaying Hunter.jpgHunter (Guy Erma and the Son of Empire #2)
by Sally Ann Melia
Release Date:  May 31st, 2015

Synopsis: 13-year-old Teodor was taken by the vicious Battle Borgs of Dome and now he must fight to survive.
 
13-year-old Guy Erma has been offered a chance to fight for his place in the Dome Elite. Only who will be his opponent? Will he face a Battle Borg of Dome?
 
Once they were heroes. These men died as heroes in battle. Now they have been reincarnated as the fearsome vanguard of the Dome Elite. They are the Battle Borgs of Dome
 
Two boys as different as any two boys might be. They face the same enemy, the same danger, the same fear - dare they trust each other? 

Cindy's Review: 
Hunter picks up where Kidnap had left off. Hunter mainly focuses on Prince Teodor's location and details of his kidnap. There are many different point of views on this situation, so as readers, we get to learn the sinister actions of the villains along with everyone's position in the empire of Dome Elite. 

As the story goes on, we mainly follow along Guy Erma trying to make his decision on taking a side and being more true to himself. Readers also get to learn Guy Erma's real identity, and that proved to be an interesting bit. 

Chart Segat - I really wonder what Chartsie's motivations is. The main one is probably to rule the empire of Freyne, but he seems very adamant in getting the power. As the main leader of Dome Elite, Chartsie already has a lot of authority, but I guess he wants some more. Power makes a man even greedier. 

Along with the novel, I really enjoyed the pictures there between some chapters. They gave a great visual along with the descriptions of the book. I also liked the character descriptions in the back. They tend to only happen in classics, but I think the character descriptions help us follow along more. And helps us refresh our memory of the smaller characters. 

Of course, the sequel ends with a cliffhanger once again. So cannot wait to see how Guy Erma and Teodor ends up.  

The Rating: (1-10): 7~

Author Bio: 
Displaying Sally Ann Melia.jpgThe author was born in Wallasey, England, in 1964, and moved to the South of France when she was eleven. She spent her teenage years living in the cosmopolitan city state of Monaco and became immersed in its many languages and cultures. An English girl in a French school, for three hours each week she would sit at the back of the class as her colleagues learnt English. To pass the time, she wrote stories. This led to a lifetime of writing novels, scripts, stories and articles.

In her working life, Sally writes marketing communications and manages large international websites.

In 2010, Sally joined the Hogs Back Writers, a club located on the outskirts of Guildford, and she set about turning an old manuscript into this novel: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. Sally currently lives in Farnham, and she is married with two children.

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