Monthly Archives: October 2014

This Strange and Familiar Place



So this is the second book in the So Close to You series and I am sad to say that this wasn’t as good as the first one. I really enjoyed the first one but this just didn’t do it for me…let me go cry in a corner for a bit.

Troy - Crying

It has been a little while since I’ve read it but I just can’t remember a lot of it because it just didn’t seem that memorable for me. I did a review for the first book a while back and this book made me not a big fan of Lydia. In the first one I was cool with her, she was pretty chill, but there was something about this one that made her grind on my nerves a bit. Wes, I still really like him even at some points when he would make a few ridiculous decisions, but I mainly wanted to hug him the rest of the time.


The story line for this book was pretty bland. It just didn’t pull me in as much as the first one and took me a while to read it all the way through.  Now that I’ve had time to process it a bit I just get a bit depressed when thinking about it.

This review is getting really sad so I’d say just go feel out the series and read it to see what you think.


-Chelsea K.


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea & Between the Spark and the Burn




Goodreads Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Description:

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?

Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

This series so far is one of my favorite that I’ve had the pleasure to read. The way they are written is just so unique and amazing and just so one of a kind. I now feel like I need to go reread them…..I will contemplate this while I finish this review.


So the characters…without a doubt River is the most delightful and tastefully insane person and I love him for it. He can be sweet and crazy and austere and so many other things that just make him so amazing. He just drills a hole into your heart and even when he doesn’t know what he’s doing all the time you can’t blame him. Then there’s Neely, River’s brother, keeper, and the one that helps him stay sane. Neely is the stable one and is always the protector, and will do anything to keep his brother and Violet safe. Violet….she has such an older sense of world, the way she acts and dresses just makes it seem like she’s in her own little world set back in time. She has such a cool laid back personality that made me really like her, and she wouldn’t take shit from anyone.


The story line was just incredible, there weren’t a lot of moments that just had me going really? Did that need to be added? The rhythm of the novels flowed smoothly and just coming up the the Spark powers was such a cool idea. Some have to touch another person, some need another’s blood, and some don’t have to touch someone for their power to affect them, while in just that one bloodline. Just genius.


I want you to experience everything as a first in this series so I’m just going to tell you to go read these two now and enjoy the crazy.

-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 36


Welcome back!! OOPLA!! I finally am getting a Song of the Week up on time….take that! So it’s Song of the Week week 36 and this week I have Animals by Maroon 5 in store for you. There is just something about this song that is dark but will get stuck in your head because it’s unique.

(Obligatory Supernatural dance gif)


Music, weekend, Supernatural gif. You’re welcome.

-Chelsea K.

Song of the Week 34 & 35


So…long time no see.It is time for Song of the Week weeks 34 and 35 and I know I’ve really been lazing about lately and this weekend I need to try and get some reviews done because they are starting to pile up again. Let’s just get to the music now shall we? Today I present you with Centuries by Fall Out Boy and Chandelier by Sia!

(Obligatory dance gif number one)
Obligatory dance gif number two)


Enjoy these videos and I hope to get another review or two up this weekend.

-Chelsea K.