Just Sing by Rene Gilley

Author: Rene Gilley
Publisher: The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing House
Publication Date: June 5th 2014

Blurb Description:Sixteen-year-old Lily O’Brien has one goal in life—to sing. Her dream is to get into a topnotch college vocal program, but the summer before her junior year, her high school cuts their awarding-winning vocal ensemble. She might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.

When the snobby new neighbors move into their mansion up the hill, Lily is positive summer can’t get any worse, and she’s determined to hate and ignore them—until she meets Aiden. 
He’s broken and beautiful, and they become reluctant friends. Through her newfound friendship, she finds the strength to step outside the comfort of her plan and follow her dream. 

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Author Bio: 

By day, René Gilley works as a portfolio manager for a Fortune 50 company, but her nights and weekends are spent writing young adult and new adult romance books. Her brain never shuts off—always dreaming up new situations her characters can get into. 
Her California home is often the backdrop for her books. Her debut novel, Just Sing of the SEVEN OAKS SERIES, was years in the making. Like her character, René seeing Just Sing being published is a dream come true.
She’s a wife, mother to two beautiful daughters, and four dogs. She’s proud to be a triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) survivor and believes in giving back through book profits to charities that support breast cancer. 

Connect with René Gilley on: 

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 1.   3Things nobody knows about you:
--As part of a prior job I was part of a chocolate tasting panel
 --I’m allergic to bees
--I love to watch shows about Alaska, but don’t think I could ever live there

2.   The sweetest thing you've ever heard or written or been told:

--It’s a tie, the sweetest sounds I’d ever heard was the gasping cry of both my daughters when they were born and pissed off to be removed from their warm home. But hearing them breathe and be okay was the best thing ever.

3.   The weirdest experience you've ever had:
--My husband’s friend was the surgical tech for an minor outpatient surgery I had. Let’s just say it was for womanly stuff and was overall mortifying since I had to see him again socially.

And now, onto your masterpiece:

4.   Describe your main characters in a couple of words: 
•     --Lily- Loyal, devoted, and beautiful inside and out
•     --Aiden- Sexy, protective, and torn apart inside

5.   Your favorite dialogue/ quote from Just Sing:
•    --Man, this is hard to pick one, but if I have to narrow it down, then this one: “I used to think Aiden was an enigma. Now, I simply thought he had walls- a barrier he kept up to protect himself, and when I was lucky enough to catch those rare moments when his guard was down, it was like watching bits of brilliance”

6.   A message to all your devoted readers!

--Thank you for taking a chance on my story. My wish is that you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it. My story without readers is like a house without a family to make it a home. If you liked this book, I think the series gets better and I hope you stay along for the ride.


This book can be described in a string of words: a fun, light soap-opera like story.

Just Sing was a sweet book. It had a lot of things going for it- family, friendship, fun, life, problems (with all of the above) first loves, and even a small LGBT element. The characters were fun, especially Aiden- I didn't understand the decisions he made lots of times, but when he was in his nice phase, he's the guy girls drool over, sweet, good looking and troubled.

I should warn you however- contrary to what the title suggests, this book barely has a music element. It starts of with it, has a very few mentions-of scholarships and acceptance letters- in the middle and suddenly comes with bang in the end. There are no lyrics, no instruments, and no music shows. It annoyed me a bit, but mostly because I was expecting it.

It was a nice contemporary tale, a light summer read. It had fun elements as well- like a character called Barbie! It also had loads and loads of drama (Yay!) causing ups and downs in well explained, clear prose. If I were to tell you more, it would probably ruin the book.

And I'm trying shorter reviews so...

The first in a series, I will most definitely be looking forward to the next part!

My Verdict:

THE drama filled book for the summer of 2014- just don't expect so centred around music

Branded by Abi Ketner and Melissa Kalicicki

Authors: Abi Ketner and Melissa Kalicicki
Publication Date: June 2013
Blurb Description: Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. 
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home. 

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain. 

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me. 
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. 
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

My Review: 

It's a hole. A large one. A very very large one. It's where the waste is thrown away- and kept for all eternity; forgotten, shunned, despised. The waste? They're human beings, living in the most inhumane of conditions.

 Branded for a sin they may or may not have committed, they are sentenced to life in a pit: A huge pit where there is no semblance of humanity (wait, I said that!) where there is no mercy and atrocities like rape and murder and terrorism are just a part of the day to day life. It is in this pit, that Lexi Hamilton is sent- branded blue; branded for lust. 

And this is her story- of the pit, of kindness is ugly times, of love in a hated place, of survival in a place where the odds are stacked against you and of family, how even torn apart it's still the strongest part of us.

Branded is definitely a unique concept. I was very intrigued from the get-go. I loved Lexi's strength, how the writers captured all the characters beautifully, the conceptualization of the Pit and the feeling I got that I just hadn't piñon what the future held! 

The beginning was brilliant; simply flawless! Somewhere along the middle, I felt that we lost track of where we were- in a Human Hole designed to kill- and a story on survival became one on forbidden love with Lexi and her guard, Cole, playing house, or something. Cole, rather than Lexi, came of as whiny, too protective and just plain annoying

Rather soon after, the tale picks up again when they're separated and I feel I liked it better that way!! I won't tell you why, but I suppose it's just better that way!

My Verdict:

On the whole, Branded is worth a read, if only for the brilliant concept!! I highly recommend it for that!

Sapphire by Sarah Fay Olson- INTERVIEW and Review

Author: Sarah Fay Olson

Publisher: Soul Fire Press

Publishing Date: March 15th 2014

Blurb Description: In the kingdom of Asteria, Layla has dreamt of nothing but royal balls and falling in love. On her sixteenth birthday, she receives the invitation to the annual Autumn Ball and it doesn't seem like life could get any better when the Prince falls for her. But the fairy tale is short-lived as Layla soon learns the truth about her murdered parents and is given a sapphire that changes her life.


1. The funniest experience you've ever had:

This is actually really hard! There was this one time my sister's dog, Nelly, got out of the yard and she had to chase her across the street and into a church. Apparently there was a luncheon going on and Nelly just ran straight into it. She jumped over a baby and freaked the people out before my sister and dad were able to catch her. It was hilarious!

2. 5 Things nobody knows about you:

- I absolutely love movie soundtracks and have a pretty big collection.
- At heart, I am a star wars geek!
- In a few months I will be moving across the country for graduate school (so excited and nervous!)
- I'm a pretty big Miami Heat fan--basketball is one of the only sports I really enjoy watching.
- My favorite books series is The Hunger Games trilogy.

3. If you had to rule a kingdom, what would your first royal decree be?

Hmmm, it would probably be along the lines of giving people freedom in reference to speech, religion..etc--that is if they didn't have those rights in the first place!

4. This or That:

-- Summer or winter:Winter because I hate being hot (Yes, I KNOW I live in Florida!)
-- swords or arrows: Arrows. I went to an archery range once and it was pretty awesome!
-- Ball Gowns or (Modern) Dresses: Ball gowns! just imagine how much fun it would be to wear them :)

And now, onto Sapphire:

5. What did this amazing book start off as? How did you go from there? 

I've always loved fairy tales and anything with fantasy. I'm a huge fan of Disney and the show Once Upon A Time. Anyway, I wrote a short story freshman year of high school about the lost princess of a kingdom that had been taken over by another kingdom. That story eventually became the basis for Sapphire. Over the next few years I just kept compiling ideas with books I read and movies I watched--anything that sparked an idea for my story. I didn't actually begin writing Sapphire until the end of my senior year in high school (2010). I completed the first draft about a year and a half later.

6.  If you were with Princess Layla when she was in these situations, what would you tell her:

-- when Richard betrays her
 I would tell her that he isn't worth it. In all honesty, as fast as that relationship moved, I would have been warning her from the beginning that she should take it slow. After all, she really didn't know him in the end. But while I wouldn't say "I told you so," I would just be there to help her move forward.

-- when she realizes she is pregnant 
 Well, since she didn't know Richard would betray her (so as a friend I wouldn't have known either), I would encourage her to tell Richard right away. They were engaged at that point and while I'd still be skeptical about him, this was something they needed to work through together.

-- when she realizes she has feelings for James
 FOLLOW THEM! James is probably my favorite character in the book. While he can be a jerk, he has a heart and is a much better choice than Richard. I would tell her to put her past behind her and be with James.

-- when she knows she is going to be a princess
 I'm not sure I'd be much help to her here. I'd probably freak out--especially because she had just learned she is pregnant with Richard's baby and that is just complicated! But once again, I'd be there for her and try encourage her the best I could. She would just need people to believe in her and I would be one of those people.

7. Your dream cast and theme song for sapphire!

I realize the ages of these actors are off....but these are the closest I can get to how I picture them!

Princess Layla: Amber Heard

James Hamilton: Stephen Amell

Prince Richard: Drew Van Acker


The perfect fairy tale, with a few modernized elements, combined with the coming of age story of a girl, makes Sapphire the perfect summer read!

Before this I begin this, I should tell you that fairy tale fantasies are one of my most favored genres- I love princes and princesses and balls and magic and everything that comes with it! Here we go:    

The most exotic and fashionable ball gowns, the most splendid castles, the most beautiful and unimaginable jewels and, of course, a handsome, agreeable partner to share it all with- that's pretty much what every girl wanted. It's what Layla pined for, secretly- in the pastures of her aunt and uncles farm, in the privacy of her bedroom. 

And for a while, she gets her wish. Invited to the annual royal ball, where she meets HRH Prince Richard, and gets swept off of her feet! For a while, everything in her life is the fairy tale she always wanted it to be. More, even!

Until news that she is the lost princess of Asteria, a place that remains only in the whispers of the loyal ones, rocks her world. Asteria- The centre of the prosperity and kindness, before the uprising ruined it all under a new king who murdered her parents in cold blood- and that the king? He is the father of her beloved prince. 

If that wasn't enough to wrap her head around in a matter of one day... the prince? He now thinks she is a traitor- and she's pregnant with his child!

Made to run away from both the life and the dreams she once had, and into another world of both material and people, only to realize she is the source of their hope; to be their leader, to be the symbol of the rebellion and take over a country she had no idea rightfully belonged to her...

Sapphire was a fun, light book. When I started off, I felt a bit bored and the our protagonist, Layla, with her naïveté and head in the clouds behaviour. Her decisions annoyed me and I put it down once or twice, but picked it up again- and am I GLAD I did! After the betrayal, Layla grows up so much, and realizes that there is so much more to life than some prince, and finds herself in the process.

I found it very refreshing, and I loved the way the author explained Layla's decision making process. Her strength, and the way she rose to the situation, made her SO much more realistic! I LOVED IT!

My Verdict: 

If you've ever fallen in love with a fairy tale, this is one book you MUST read!

Gypsy By Trisha Leigh- Review

Author: Trisha Leigh
Publishing Date: May 13th 2014
Blurb Description: In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.

The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.

When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.

Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their "talents" came to be in the first place.

When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.

My Review:

Superpowers. Haven't we always wanted them? Haven't we all looked up to the variety of superheroes flying across the movie screens or through the glossy pages of comic books? I know I have! These ultra cool abilities that make you stand apart from being just another person in the crowd; that make you feel wanted, special, needed- is pretty much what I always wanted!

So, before I start this, I should say, I am a HUGE fan of special abilities (if that wasn't already clear!!) so I might be a bit partial! (*X- Men fan alert*) oh, and also, Gypsy TOTALLY lived up to my expectations!

Then of course, great power comes with great responsibility, but most of the times, also with a lot of fear and denial, because almost nobody relishes in the unknown. That's what the Cavies are taught- that the world would never accept them, and that they belong here, with the people who stick electrodes in their heads from since when they can remember... and the worst part? It's true and they believe it.

Until, the truth about their captors is exposed to law enforcement bodies, and the Cavies are released into the real world with their real families- the one that they've only seen in the movies. Shocked, and ripped away from everything they knew, but still determined to protect those that kept then captive willingly is all while they try to survive in a world where they will most definitely be shunned, is definitely NOT easy, especially when they learn that everything they've been told is a complete LIE. 

One of them can cause death, one teleported, another changes emotions, one can burn you, twins with super speed and super hearing, three Unstables' and of course, Gypsy, the girl who can see the age at which people will die- and they would all do anything to protect each other...

As they learn that there is no good and bad; that it's all only a matter of perspective, and that everybody wants something in return; some sort of personal goal they want to achieve- loyalties and friendships built over lifetimes are tested, emotions are scattered and lessons are learnt on love, life and family in one unforgettable tale!! 

No more now- you gotta read it to love it!! 

My Verdict: 

This tale is X- Men meets all your favorite superheroes with a teenage spin- you. Have. To. Read. This!!


Author: Rebekah Crane
Publisher: In This Together Media
Publishing Date: June 5th 2014
Blurb Description: One quiet night in Boulder, Colorado, Aspen Yellow-Sunrise Taylor made a mistake.

In the next instant, her life changed forever.

Aspen doesn't want to remember the devastating car accident that killed Katelyn Ryan, a sleek-haired popular soccer player. But forgetting is hard-- because Katelyn may have died -- but she didn't leave. Her ghost is following Aspen around, and heading into senior year, it's kind of a problem. Especially when Katelyn's gorgeous former boyfriend Ben appears to be the only person at school with a clue as to how Aspen feels. 

Popularity, college, Homecoming Court, hot guys - none of these things ever mattered to Aspen. She's been busy trying to rein in her giant mass of blonde curls, keep her stoner mother Ninny away from Toaster, her mom's awful bongo drumming boyfriend, and prevent her best friends Kim and Cass from killing - or kissing - one another. But with Ben sitting next to her in Physics looking all too gorgeous, Katelyn's spirit dogging her steps, and her obsessive snow-globe collecting therapist begging her to remember all the things she wants to forget, Aspen is thrust into a vivid, challenging world she can't control … and doesn't want to.

A darkly funny, emotionally gripping story of opening up, letting go, and moving on, ASPEN is about the best-worst accident of your life ... and what comes next


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1. 5 things (pssst...) nobody knows about you:

Five things?! I’m not sure I’m that secretive. Ok… let me see…
1) I’ve been to a nude beach in France.
2) I forget to wear deodorant all the time (which isn’t really a secret when it’s happening).  
3) I sat next to Patricia Field (the costume designer for Sex and the City) at a dinner for a Broadway premier and had no idea who she was. I was like, “what’s up with the crazy dressed woman who everyone wants to talk to?”
4) I have terrible depth perception so I run into walls and doorframes all the time. 
5) My second daughter, Hazel, was named by the waitress at our favorite breakfast place in Chicago.

2. The cheesiest line you've ever heard/ read:
Actually, I’d say the cheesiest lines I’ve ever read were the ones I wrote! Matt Three-Last-Names in PLAYING NICE is pretty damn cheesy. When he sings Led Zeppelin to Marty… MAJOR CHEESE FACTOR.

3. The weirdest and sweetest thing that's ever happened to you: 
The weirdest thing that’s ever happened to me is that I’m a published author. I never thought that would happen!
The sweetest thing that’s ever happened to me is my husband, Kyle. 

4. This or that:
Good boys or bad boys: Good boys for sure
Dictionaries or Encyclopedias: Encyclopedias
Chinese or Italian: Italian
Drums or guitars: Guitars… they get me every time. 

And now, onto your masterpiece: 

5. How ever did you come up with Aspen- the name and the story?
I was talking to my husband on a car ride about the concept for the book and it just came to me. I live in Colorado and aspens are all around. They’re actually my favorite tree.

The story came about because I wanted to write a piece about a girl struggling with PTSD. I hadn’t seen much of it in YA and I thought it needed to be explored. The key was making it funny. The book had to have a comedic factor, which is not an easy thing to do when tackling a tough subject.

6. Your favorite Aspen dialogue:
THIS IS SO HARD! I love all the dialogue in the book. But if I had to choose, I would pick the second scene with Aspen and Ben in physics. I played with that scene over and over until the dialogue hit just right. When I wrote the scene and it ended with:

Ben cocks his head to the side. "Don't take this the wrong way, but this is the weirdest conversation I've ever had.”
I lean in and whisper, "Don't take this the wrong way, but you look weird in that shirt."  

I knew I had something special with the two of them. It was just so Aspen. And the Beta Particle scene. I love the Beta Particle scene!

7. If Aspen was turned into a movie, what would be your: 

--A. Dream cast 
Ok, don’t hate me for this, but I don’t have a dream cast (except for one person) and I’ll tell you why… because I haven’t seen any teen-aged actors who fit the characters. BUT in a dream world with a dream cast, I would beg, on my hands and knees, for Jennifer Lawrence to play Ninny. She’s so damn perfect for the part. She funny and inappropriate and would probably play an amazing stoner. I know it’s kind of weird to think of someone who plays a teenager in the Hunger Games playing the mom of a teenager in ASPEN, but Ninny is young. She had Aspen when she was 16, which puts her at 33 in the book. Jennifer Lawrence could totally do it.

--B. Theme song:
I have so many! I have a sweet/sad theme song and a pump up theme song and a Grateful Dead theme song. Can I list them all? Ok, I’m totally going to:
--Sweet/sad theme song: “Cold is the Night” by the Oh Hellos
--Pump up theme song: “Feel Again” by One Republic
--Grateful Dead theme song: “Scarlet Begonias”

8. What would your own, personalized Aspen Grove be filled with? What would the main characters have in theirs, other than Aspen, of course!?

My family has this thing with taking photos that look like album covers. That’s what would be in my aspen grove—all the album cover photos we’ve taken.

Kim’s aspen grove would be filled with magazine cut outs of all kinds of different looking people. She’d assign names to all of them.

Cass’s would be filled with artwork like Aspen’s but not sketches. He’s more of an abstract artist with lots of colors.

Ninny would never be organized enough to have an aspen grove. Aspen would end up making one for Ninny.

Ben would only have one thing in his aspen grove: a family picture.

9. Signing out, a message to your Ardent Readers:
Thank you from one end of the infinite universe to the other. Thank you for taking this journey of story telling with me. 


"Sometimes, what we feel can't be described because it would take every word, every sound, every emotion ever created to do it."
And That is how I felt, well feel, about Aspen. Stunned, and held captive from the first word till the very last. When it was over, I had to pull my head up from the pages and the world I found myself so completely immersed in, and wonder for a bit  as to  where I was, because that is how addicting it got!

Have you heard about Aspen groves? Well, let me tell you a bit about them. Each Aspen tree connects to the rest, forming a large, interlinking system, completely entwined with one another, so like our lives with others. So like Aspen's and all the people around her. And this is her story.

So here, I'm going to do is give you a list of reasons as to why Aspen has my five starred review:

1. Aspen Yellow Sunrise Taylor:
Yes, that is our protagonists (full) name. Weird, the first time you read it, and then it becomes a string of words you keep saying together in your head until you end up wishing it was yours. But, that's not all she is. Aspen is, well, Aspen. She's a survivor, experiencing an extreme case of PTSD with an Affinity to tie dyes, who sketches brilliantly, and is addicted to her worn out dictionary. She is fun, strange, sarcastic, different and most importantly, different. You. Will. Love. Her.

2. Un-clichéd, strong characters (Finally!!):
Aspen has a bunch of characters that will leave you thinking, silently smiling and wondering which one you are most like! Her best friends, Kim with her name changing complex and Cass with his green hair, the entire high school, that for once, doesn't shun aspen for surviving the accident without Katelyn, but the one that took me totally by shock was Aspens mother- even though she did drugs she had a high on life manner but not high on drugs, which it Totally new and fresh in the book world!

3. Amazing, definite to make you smile prose:

 4. An Amazing, Simple, Mesmerizing Cover:

     I don't have much more to say, except looking at the cover, you will see that it's pretty much everything I've described in the line above!


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Time After Time by Wendy Godding- INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW

I am very pleased to have Wendy Godding, with her debut novel, Time After Time on A Thousand Words A Million Books for an Interview and Giveaway! A HUGE thanks to both the author and Poliona Madorsky from Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia) for agreeing! 

Author: Wendy Gooding
Publisher: Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia)
Publishing Date: April 1st 2014
Blurb Description: She has died countless times before, and she is not going to let it happen again.

Abbie Harper dies just before her eighteenth birthday. It has happened before, more times than she can remember — and always at the hands of the same man. Her dreams are plagued with past lives, cut short.

But this latest dream feels different. Her past life as Penelope Broadhurst — an English pastor’s daughter in 1806 — keeps bleeding into her present life in ways both sinister and familiar. As Penelope meets and falls in love with the dashing Heath Lockwood, so too does Abbie meet the brothers Marcus and Rem Knight. One wants to love her; the other to kill her.

Time is running out for Penelope, but as Abbie mourns her inability to change the past, she chases the slim chance to save her future. To survive, she must solve the puzzle of an ancient love story…and Penelope just might be able to help


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1. For those among us who haven't had the pleasure, do give us a gist of your main characters- Abbie, Marcus and Rem and the rather timeless situation they're in!

Abbie, Marcus and Rem are locked in a reincarnation love triangle with a murderous twist. It's something that began centuries ago and which, until this present life, Abbey has been powerless to stop.

2. Do elaborate on your experience switching between two centuries- the 21st and the 19th- and which one you preferred! 

Switching between the two time periods was actually a lot easier than I first thought it would be. The difficult part was linking the two girls together (or one girl really) where they had a tangible way of helping one another. I mean, how do you save someone's life when you are born two hundred years apart?

I definitely preferred the 19th century! I love the manners, the formality of the period, and I loved setting Penelope's story in the English countryside. The wild landscape and the moors.

3. If you were Abbie or Penelope or any of her other reincarnations, who would you choose- Marcus or Rem?- bad boys or clean cut ones?

I've always picked the good guys - my husband epitomises good guys - but in romantic fiction I love the bad boy so maybe in my past life I might choose the bad boy.

4. What other great reads can we see from you after Time after Time? 

I'm currently working on another young adult novel, about a girl who is the sole survivor of her family on board the Titanic. Her family were scientists, who'd been travelling the world, and her father was taking his extraordinary discovery home when disaster struck. And there are people out there who are desperate for this knowledge and would do anything to get it. 

Wendy Godding
We would love to know more about you:

1.       5 things about you that (psst) nobody knows:

I've never tried coke a cola, I've worn nail polish every day since I was twelve (bit weird), I am terrified if mice (ridiculously), my 9 year old has tried to teach me chess but I'm a little embarrassed that I just don't get it, when I was younger I wanted to be a movie star

2.       5 material things you can't live without:
iPad, kindle, my bed, bathtub, my dresses

3.       Favourites:  

Favorite Movie? Gone With the Wind 
Favorite Song? Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush - I sing it in the car and love hitting those high notes (or not)
Favorite Book? The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons (the best love story ever)
Favorite TV Show? Vampire Diaries - Damon is hot, hot, hot!
Favorite Author? Too many, at the moment it is Abbie Glines. Can't get enough of her.
Favourite Character (from a book, of course!) Elizabeth Bennett 


Drowned, Hanged, Poisoned, Stabbed, Throat Slit, you name it- it’s happened to her. All of them just while she was finding true love. All of them at the age of seventeen.  Even before civilization became civilized, this story has already begun…
From the war clad ancient kingdoms, to the era of hanging without proper trials, to the sweet, fresh countryside of nineteenth century England, that brings us to our present day, hip- hopping lives, Abbie Harper remembers it all. For the first time, in centuries of playing a game he has never truly understood, the hunted has something over the hunter.  
Time after Time is an extremely EXTREMELY intriguing book that had me, and will have you, from the first line onwards! Reading the blurb, you’ll see that it switches between two contrasting worlds- that of the sweet Penelope in the nineteenth century and that of Goth- girl Abbie in the rather glamorous world we live in today.
But that’s not the point. You can gather all that from the above, and I’m not going to say it all again! And then again, if I say more, you’ll probably know too much. Knowledge is power, after all, and I’m not divulging ANY- you’re gonna have to just read it yourself!
When the gorgeous Marcus Knight and his strangely unnerving brother move in next door, she knows that the game is starting again…
I liked Time After Time, it was a fun, quick read, with all the right elements and paired with a cup of hot coffee and beautiful weather, it took me no less than a day to flip through! Throughout, I wondered why Rem did it- why Abbie- through all of those centuries, all that pain why would he kill a girl, and his own flesh and blood? You get the answer somewhere in the middle, and you. Will. Be. Shocked.  
I strongly recommend that you read it! To finish off:
One girl, two brothers- one who wants to love her, the other to kill her- in a tale as old as time. Is that not enough?
My Verdict:

Need I say more? God. READ IT!