Monthly Archives: June 2014

All Lined Up

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Goodreads Description:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

This book was easily my favorite book that Cora Carmack has written. Pretty much from the first moment she mentioned Carson I think I automatically fell in love. He gets a special place in your heart right away because he hasn’t had the easiest time getting to where he is now, which makes you respect him. Though I never watch many sports in real life, I love to read about them in books and this book is no exception.

I felt for Coach Cole whenever he would get into an argument with Dallas. I mean he had to raise her alone and I think he did a damn fine job, she’s a functioning human being who knows what she wants to do with her life and seems to have common sense. I cringed at times when Dallas would be a little harsh with Coach.

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Dallas’s character was really well written and is accurate for that age she is. I was impressed by how well her dancing was described in this book. She seems like someone I would probably get along with in real life. I have already professed my love for Carson and I really liked how his character was written, he had an awesome sense of humor, which in a guy is one of my favorite qualities, and he just seemed like a genuinely nice person, he was also crazy dedicated and damn it’s impressive how much time he put into football. Dallas and Carson’s relationship was super cute, how they just hung out after their first meet and greet and just got to know each other. Levi on the other hand seemed like a giant asshat. Just arggghh….come on dude, you are not all that. Ryan was a pretty awesome dude, he was a really sweet guy and seemed like a really trustworthy friend. Stella is a bit crazy at times and is kind of out there, so at times I was like. whoa there.

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The story line of this book flowed really well and it all connected beautifully to create this book. I ship this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out.

-Chelsea K.

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Now Is Good

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On one Sunday I decided to take a chance on this movie because it had Jeremy Irvine in it. After I started watching it I realized that I should have read the description because this movie ruined a perfectly good Sunday. I pretty much sobbed the last half of the movie, just constant tears.

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I pretty much can’t say a lot about this movie without giving away important things so we’ll just get on with the characters. I liked Dakota Fanning’s character, but the British accent wasn’t the greatest, but otherwise she did a really good job. So I basically will watch anything that has Jeremy Irving in it and he was amazing in this movie. There was one point where he was crying and it just killed a part of my soul and turned the waterworks on. He is just a glorious actor…it also doesn’t help that he’s super adorable and cute.

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The actor who played the dad did a crazy good job in his role, he just nailed his part. I loved the way they filmed this movie and the places they filed in were amazing. If you feel like going on an emotional roller coaster, than watch this movie.

-Chelsea K.

 

 

Song of the Week 19

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Although it might be a Monday, it’s time for the Song of the Week week 19! This Saturday I stopped by and finally picked up Panic! At the Disco’s new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! and even though the album is only a little bit longer than 30 minutes, it is amazing. I have to say that I love the style they made the songs in this album. Okay, enough talking more songing, for this week I give you Girls/Girls/Boys. This music video might feature Brandon Urie halfway naked, gasp I know!, it is pretty cool. I hope you enjoy and have a good week!

(Obligatory dance gif…be entranced by the Dude)

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-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 18

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Weeeellll helloooooooooo. It’s time for Song of the Week week 18 -cue music- I really need to get a theme song for this or something, just insert a song for your liking there. So last weekend while I was just sitting in my room just reading like it was nobody’s business….adding even more books to my review pile…..I was listening to music and falling in love with Biffy Clyro’s newest album called Oppositions. IT IS GLORIOUS MY CHILDREN! So of course I’m going to do a song from the album. Now I have had this since last year but I had just never listened to much of their other songs. I present to you Black Chandelier!

(weekly obligatory dance gif)

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I hope you enjoy the song and if you are a Game of Thrones fan you better be watching the season finale tomorrow night!

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-Chelsea K.

Shadow Falls

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(Just ignore the short story in the corner because I haven’t actually read it…..)

Goodreads Description:

Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. 

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

I decided that since I basically read this series in one week why not just do a review over all if it? I know best idea ever. Some of you may be thinking ‘Why would you do that? That makes like so sense at all, individual reviews are totally better.’ Well thank you for that, but since I can be a tiny bit lazy and this makes it easier for me to not accidentally give away a potentially important fact for those who haven’t read this series, so really it’s a win win. This series is basically about a camp for different types of species, vampires, shapeshifters, witches, and fairies.

On the characters….I have to say….I wanted to slap all of them in the face at times. Especially the main girl Kylie…just…good gods….DON’T DO THAT! Now Lucas…..was just glorious….I’m pretty sure I’m still in love with him after having been almost a month since I’ve read this series. He’s a werewolf, he’s hot, just…what more do you want?!? Also, that name…swoon.

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Derek was pretty cool….uhhh..I liked him but just not really to the extent that I kind of worshiped Lucas. He seemed like a really nice guy and friend and just kind of the boy next door all over nice guy. I guess I just have a love for the boys with a bit of a bad boy attitude. Miranda, a witch, and Della, a vampire, were pretty cool, they seemed like good peoples. Burnett was another one and I kind of had a crush on him throughout the series…he kind of reminded me of a papa bear at times..ADORABLE! I really just don’t have a lot to say on the characters I guess. Most of them don’t seem to undergo any huge personality changes. Lucas kind of matures and becomes a bit more emotionally mature too. That’s basically all I really have to say on the characters…it’s not much but you’ll know if you read them.

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So the story line of the books was pretty interesting. I liked the flow of things and how she kept it going and even if stuff wasn’t great at least there wasn’t a lot of lulling moments. Some of the moment thought made me kind of go…really? Then I have to remember that they are supposed to be teenagers, but I don’t think I ever did something as stupid as some of them did though. The books I don’t feel really got better as they went along, they just had a steady flow throughout all of them but there wasn’t a moment that made each book better than the last, which kind of disappointed me.

I’d say if you like mythological YA, as you can clearly see I do from the amount of books I’ve reviewed about it, just give it a chance. Well…that’s it I guess. I hope you enjoyed the review…and if you didn’t, I at least hope there was a part that you found amusing.

-Chelsea K.

Sweet Reckoning

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Well HELLOOOOOOOOOOO! It’s been a little while since my last review…what..about a week? I know, my life is an unholy cacophony consisting of my two Biology classes..it’s miserable. But it’s okay because I’m writing this review right now. This review won’t have a description since it’s the last in the Sweet Evil Trilogy. This book was pretty good, I feel like it wasn’t as good as the first two books to this series was, but that’s okay because I still enjoyed it. So this book series has to do with Hot Guys, I mean Demons, and Angels….who are probably hot but they never really describe any of them.

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So I’ll start out with Kaiden because who doesn’t love a hot British guy, and if you don’t you can just leave now….I’m joking….please don’t leave…I need you. Anyway, Kaiden. Hot. British. Male. Demon. Drummer. That’s about all you need to know. Okay, not really I’ll give you more details. He can be quite the romantic sweetiepie and it kind of melts my insides.

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That’s pretty much all you need to know about him in my opinion, if you need more than just go read already. Anna…..eh. She’s cool I guess, she is kind of the main character but she annoys me at times. She can be a bit self centered at times, so that bugs me. Kopano is just awesome. He’s pretty much a dreamboat. Sweetheart, gentleman, you get the picture. Blake is pretty chill…..That ‘s pretty much all the characters….and basic….well somewhat basic, information about them.

The story line was pretty good it went along pretty smoothly, everything wrapped up in the end. There were some pretty sexy scenes…..I applaud Higgins for contributing to the YA Authors pushing the boundaries in YA.

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I suggest reading this series just for Kaiden…because damn..(insert creepy noises) Besides that it’s a pretty good trilogy.

-Chelsea K.

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Song of the Week 17

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It’s Song of the Week week 17!! WHOOPA! I hope you all have been having a good beginning to June. For this week in honor of The Fault in Our Stars movie being released yesterday I’m going to do a song from the soundtrack. If you haven’t gone and seen the movie yet, that’s okay I haven’t either. There are some things you need to remember when going to this movie; 1. Bring large amounts of tissues. 2. DO NOT wear ANY makeup…..this is a big no no. 3. Bring a lot of your favorite candy or have approximately 3 buckets of popcorn. and 4. Be prepared to sob uncontrollably. The song I have for you is Let Me In by Grouplove. This is one of the less depressing songs on the soundtrack, but still manages to make you sit in a corner and cry for half of your day. You’re welcome.

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(obligatory dance gif)

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-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 16

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Welcome to Song of the Week week 16, or as normal people like to call it June 1st! I’m just going to lay here with a bag of peas on my chest icing a sunburn while I write this which makes its a bit difficult to type, but that’s okay I’ll get it done. For this week we will taking it to the more EDM side of things. So I give you without further ado I give you Ghosts N Stuff by Deadmau5.

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I hope you enjoy the song and go out and listen to more music.

-Chelsea K.