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One Fateful Night (One Fateful Night, #1) by Wendi Farquharson Finn


One Fateful Night (One Fateful Night, #1)

One Fateful Night (One Fateful Night, #1)

by Wendi Farquharson Finn

Paperback, 430 pages

Published January 17th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published January 1st 2012)

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Description:

What if you wake up hung-over the following morning, not dead, but realizing that you had killed somebody? Even worse, what if you wake up in the morning realizing you destroyed the things you loved most in your life? When she regained consciousness in the hospital scared and alone, Kate realized the nightmare was a reality… her parents were dead… her soul-mate was in prison… her life would never be the same.

Through the eyes of many, Troy Trindle had it all… he was good-looking, popular, captain of the football team and dating the head cheerleader. What he lacked were the basic necessities; food, shelter and a family.

Kate and Troy’s worlds collide when she moves to Alabama to resume training for a spot on the Olympic Gymnastics Team

Review:

**The novel was given to me by the author herself through the Goodreads ‘First Reads’ program…**

It’s not everyday that one reads a book of gymnastics and football.  A book, that intrigues from the start.

Wendi Finn’s debut novel, One Fateful Night, explores the life of Kate Kennedy, a teenager going through high school and a rising hopeful for the Olympics, when a tragedy changes everything.  Throughout the novel, Kate attempts to live through the tragic incident, which causes her to lose her family and her best friend.  Kate starts a new life in Alabama, and through new friendships and their support, she is able to survive the horrors of the accident.

Positive aspects of this novel:

-The characters:                                                                                                                                                

I loved how compelling the main characters were, and it just made me want to read more about them.  I found myself thinking about the characters from the day I started reading the novel.  From the beginning of the novel ‘til the end, I loved the progression of Kate and Troy’s(the main characters) relationship.  Their relationship was soooo perfect; how a couple should be; loving, always caring, and worrying for each other. 

-The beginning/progression of the novel:

I loved the beginning of the novel, getting to know the characters, especially Kate and all she’s been through.  Her relation ship with Troy; how loving and caring he is!!  Learning about gymnastics (OMG! It sounds sooo difficult, and painful, i.e,  when Kate acquire a injury, which lead to a fever) and football.  Kate’s one lucky girl; having the whole Grand Bay High football team care about her!!!!

Negative aspects of this novel:

The only real issue:

Needs minor editing, but just words, (ie, on pg 80 [near the bottom of the page] >> hear instead of here, and pg 311 [near the top of the page]>> ‘He pushes me when I need pushed (need to be pushed) and he catches me when I fall”)

Some scenarios where hard to believe: like the fact that that adults in the novel would be okay with the living situation (Kate and Troy), the social worker, “Wanda” was mentioned a few times and never officially made an appearance

The plot: which I loved, but some parts, like A cute little gymnast has a bunch of football players fawning over her after the tragedy, the fact that they have to constantly prove that they are really her friends and they won’t bail on her like her friends in Georgia.

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Overall, this book was very entertaining.  From the start the reader is captivated wanting to continue reading, but their hopes are let down, where the way the story ends. After reading I immediately wanted more.  Finally, having won this novel through the Goodreads ‘First Reads’, it ended up being a good read.  I also plan on reading it again.

I highly recommend it!

I took a look at the author’s blog, and found out that there’s going to be a sequel [OMG OMG!! I’m soooo excited!! Can’t wait!! >> (A Leap of Faith)]!!  I really want to find out what happens when Kate has to choose between Troy and Colton in Alabama.

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 

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Waiting On Wednesday: Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor


Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly event hosted by Crystal Walker, Ana Carter, Shannon Medeiros, Cassandra Livingston, Chennel Lee, and Sophia Carter that spotlites upcoming new releases that we’re highly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

Hardcover
Expected publication: November 6th 2012 by Little, Brown & Company
ISBN 0316133973 (ISBN13: 9780316133975)
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a “must read” by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it “a breath-catching romantic fantasy.”

 

 

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Waiting One Wednesday:The Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz !


Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly event hosted by Crystal Walker, Ana Carter, Shannon Medeiros, Cassandra Livingston, Chennel Lee, and Sophia Carter that spotlites upcoming new releases that we’re highly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7) by Melissa de la Cruz

The Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7)

Pre-Order | Goodreads

Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
Description:
Watch out for the explosive finale in the Blue Bloods series.
The seventh and final novel in the epic saga.All your questions answered. . . All the mysteries explained. . . Friends reunited. . . Hearts broken. . . Will Bliss return with the Hellhounds? Will Schuyler save the Blue Bloods? Who will live? Who will die?

What are you waiting on?

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Quote Of The Week :)


“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” 
― Helen KellerThe Story of My Life

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in Quotes

 

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Fearscape
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It’s Monday! What are you reading?


 
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer Johnson, Bridget&Britney Darwin, Ana&Sophia&Stephi Carter, Cassandra Livingston, Crystal&Nicole Walker. This is where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for us to plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.Usually Posted on Monday’s.
 

Finished Reading Last Week:

Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn (Thirst, #3) Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (The Modern Faerie Tales, #2) One Fateful Night (One Fate...

Started Last Week and Currently Reading:

Fearscape (The Devouring, #3) Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) Giving It Up

 

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Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6) by Melissa de la Cruz


Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)

Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6)

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 342 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Hyperion
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Description:
After their beautiful yet brief bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force are forced to separate. To fulfill the Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler travels to Alexandria to search for Catherine of Siena and the Gate of Promise. But Schuyler quickly discovers that everything she believed about the Gate to be wrong. Meanwhile, Jack makes the difficult decision to return to New Yorkto face his twin and former bondmate, Mimi. But instead of a bitter reunion, he is faced with a choice for which there is no good option.Mimi, with a most unexpected travel companion in Oliver Hazard-Perry, jets off to Egypt, too, to search for Kingsley Martin, her long lost love. With all roads leading to Hell, Mimi learns that not all love stories have happy endings. But she’ll have to put her own feelings aside if she’s going to save her crumbling Coven.

Packed with heartache, twists, and vampiric folklore, Lost in Time is sure to satisfy hungry fans’ cravings for more Blue Bloods adventure.

Review:
Whoa.
Just.. whoa.
So, Lost in Time takes after Jack-s and Schuyler’s bonding.
Now they’ve got to wake up and do what they planned to do all along, to stay true to their duty.
Meanwhile, Mimi decides she cares more about having her love back with her than taking revenge on her betraying twin.
So she sets off for Hell, accompanied by Oliver.
Like Bloody Valentine, we don’t have Bliss’s POV anymore. I wonder what she’s doing, how’s her mission doing. But anyway.
This book is all fighting and adventure, so there’s really not much to say.
I love when Jack gets all worked up when someone dares touch one of Schuyler’s hair haha. He’s so protective and cute.
But I have to say the most amazing scene of the book, sorry Schuyler, was Mimi’s and Kingsley’s.
Now, I’m not getting into the particulars, but for those of you who’ve read it..
You know, when she’s about to leave Hell with Oliver, and they end up in her bedroom? And you know the rest?
I was freaking out.
It was.. the best scene ever in the whole series in my opinion.
I just love Kingsley so, so much.Anyway, one thing I have to say: It’s not fair that Mimi’s so mad at Jack. I mean, it’s true that he left her, but if nothing had happened to Kingsley, SHE would have been the one leaving, so I guess they’re through. She can’t blame him only because the person he loves is still.. how can I say it? in this realm, and hers is not.
Also, I liked the Divina Commedia atmosphere that de la Cruz put in Hell.
It’s nice to find some good old literature even in paranormal YA. Even if sometimes it’s all screwed up, haha.

One thing wasn’t clear: when I was reading, there was this line: “But look at that hair, those eyes she’s the spitting image of Gabrielle,” the demon protested. – But wasn’t Gabrielle’s hair blond, while Schuyler’s blue-black like Charles? O.o #iwonder
Plus, the book says that it took them a week to finally try to rescue Deming from the demons. And yet, when SHE, Deming, is the center of the scene, she talks about being in the castle for a week. And the castle is in Hell, so time is different. How come it’s a week here and it’s a week there.

Though the ending (as always, Melissa de la Cruz has yet to fail me) was oh-oh.
I wonder how this all will go on.
I can’t wait for the next book.
If you count that at first I didn’t like this series so much, and that I thought the first book had disappointed me, you see how much I’ve changed my opinion.
This series is addicting, interesting, it gets better and better with each book.
I’m glad I didn’t put it down.

My favourite quote:

He was like a shooting star you tried to catch with your hands. She would only get burned.

Also, I liked: When there is nothing but sinful indulgence, sinful indulgence becomes a chore.

Funny quote: 

They were standing on a hill, looking down upon a tall city. Tartarus. The capital of Hell. “How strange,” Oliver said. “It looks exactly like New York.” – haha

 

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