Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

Author: Wendy Higgins

Main Characters: Anna Whitt, Kaidan Rowe

Fave Quote: “Oh, dear Lord. I was in love with him. And there wasn’t a thing on earth, in heaven, or in hell that could have stopped me” – Anna 

Synopsis

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Review

Sweet Evil was an unplanned read. I just saw it on a bookstore shelf, got hooked by its blurb (I have a thing for Angel-related books), and decided to give a try… And oh my goodness,  it was the best idea I had ever had!

The first in a trilogy, Sweet Evil is about a girl named Anna who is a Nephilim (half human half angel) But she’s different from all the other Nephs for instead of being born from a fallen angel and a mortal, she was born from an angel of light and a fallen angel. (Awesome, right?) Then she meets a fellow Neph for the first time.. the sexy and alluring Kaidan Rowe who is the son of the duke of lust. Anyway, Anna wants to find out who she really is and Kaidan seems to have all the answers. As the story goes, she is torn between being the good girl and releasing her wild side…which is a very hard thing to do considering her growing attraction to Kaidan.

This book is awesome! It was definitely a surprise to find that I not only liked this book but I LOVED it! It was a great mix of passion and mystery, of virtue and sin. I have read a handful of Angel-related books and I have to say that Sweet Evil is nothing like the ones I’ve read. It’s a completely different ball-game… I love how the story is focused on the dark side of the angel myth. The idea of the fallen angels having offsprings and them doing all the dirty work is quite brilliant! It’s fascinating and provocative, the world Higgins had created. And the characters were very lovable! Anna has that heroine thing going on, strong but fragile, beautiful but tough. Then there’s Kaidan Rowe. Oh my god, he makes me think of things I shouldn’t think of.😀 He’s probably the most alluring guy I’ve ever encountered in a book. He’s so sexy and like what Anna said, HOTT. I’m gonna stop now because if I don’t I’ll end up talking more about him. LOL! I love everything about this book and I couldn’t think of a single negative comment.😛

RATING: 5 stars!!!!!!

PS: cannot wait to read more of this awesome trilogy!

 

Sweet Evil is a dark and alluring story that will blow you away! A beautifully paced novel that you will sink your teeth into. Trust me when I say that once you start reading it, there’s no stopping. But a note of warning: This book is dangerous. Kaidan is dangerous. Everything about this books screams HOTT! HAHA! 

It’s been a while…. A long while… :P

Hello readers! (if there’s still any)

How are you all doing? I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted in this site… I just started college and things had been pretty hectic. But it’s all good now, it’s still busy but I’m coping. Even if I wasn’t posting reviews, doesn’t mean I stopped reading. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO READ😉 I’ve read several novels for the past few months and majority were amazing books! It’s  sad that I wasn’t able to share it here, though, but don’t worry, I’ll try to write all those reviews this summer. I promise to start writing book reviews again and continue recommending reads.🙂

Thanks and read on!

 

-Kaye Allen

The Rise of Nine

 

Author: Pittacus Lore

Main Characters: John Smith (Four), Six, Marina(Seven), Nine, Eight, Ella (Ten)

Fave Quote: “We don’t know what we’ll face on the way out and we may have to fight our way through more Mogadorians, or human soldiers, but we need to stay together now. We’re never splitting up again.”– John

Synopsis

Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I’d been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we’re looking for the others–including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York–but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they’ll have to fight us first.

Review

The moment this book was released, I ran to the nearest bookstore and grabbed myself a copy. It had been an agonizing wait for this novel—I seriously wanted to jump into the story and start kicking some Mogadorian ass. And I have to admit that this series never fails to leave me breathless.

The Rise of Nine is the third book in the best-selling Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. The story continues after the big battle in “The Power of Six” both in Spain and in America. Six is with Marina (Seven), Ella (ten), and Crayton(Ella’s Cepan). They are on plane going to India. Apparently Crayton has heard of a powerful being there and he thinks it’s a member of the Garde. Back in America, John Smith is with Nine and they have their own journey to go through. John is still devastated at having to leave his best friend Sam behind but he had no choice. He hates to admit it but Nine was right, if he came back for him, he’ll surely be dead. The main story line is the members of the Garde all trying to get together. There is non stop fighting, nonstop suspense, and nonstop humor. (Nine was a pretty funny character) And of course, there’s the exciting discovery of a new member of the Garde😉

This is what I call a REALLY good book. The kind that keeps you on the edge of your seat and it seems like you can’t turn the pages fast enough. The book is so action packed I could hardly keep my eyes from reading and I was totally engrossed with each scene and situation. Whenever I tell myself: “Okay. After this chapter, I’ll stop.” I end up reading five more chapters! Until, BOOM! I finished it! This book is full of endless surprises and twists. It’s one of the most thrilling rides I’ve ever gotten into.

I was hooked from the very first page to the last. Pittacus Lore seems to have stepped up the book real high! The structure and technical elements of the book was great. Each scene was described perfectly, the dialogue was smart and witty, and the narration was just fluid. The characters were also amazing! Each of them has their own fun and lovable characteristics. (I can’t help falling for Nine’s bad-ass but sensitive attitude. <3)  I simply can’t wait for their next adventure. It’s time for the Garde to come together and fight!

Oh man…another agonizingly long wait😦 But I know it’ll totally be worth it.😉

 

Rating 5!!!!

The Rise of Nine” is one hell of a thrill ride!!! This book left me gasping for air; totally felt the rush! I think it just won my best book of the year award for 2012.😛 AMAZING!!! A SUPERB YA SUPERNATURAL/ACTION NOVEL! Recommended!!!

The Best of Me

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Main Characters: Dawson Cole, Amanda Collier

Fave Quote: “Because you aren’t just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can’t imagine giving that up again.” He hesitated searching for the right words. “You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.” ~Dawson

Synopsis

“Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She’d believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen.”

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew—about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear—was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

Review

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for mushy love stories. Lately, this world had been a tad depressing with all the bad things happening and sometimes a good book is just what we need to escape from it all, don’t you think? And if you’re feeling lonely..unloved…or having love problems, might I suggest that you pick up a book by Nicholas Sparks–because for me, he is an amazing love story writer.

The Best of Me is about two high school sweethearts whose relationship didn’t exactly work out the way they planned. Aren’t majority of young romances like that? You fall in love and plan a future for the both of you, but then things–people–life gets in the way. And those perfect plans become nothing but a memory. The feeling of being sure of a having a life together becomes complicated. That’s exactly what Dawson and Amanda went through. After twenty-five years, Fate had brought them together again, and they’re forced to relieve their memories and awaken feelings which had been tucked in the deepest part of their hearts for a long time.

Sparks novels are mostly predictable–but in this book, there was a part which caught me off-guard. There was a turn of events changing my view on what the ending might be. As usual, it made me cry😛 That’s what I love about Sparks’ books. They’re written beautifully and the plot is realistic. Things like that do happen in real life (We just don’t know it, but it does). The narration was great as well; the way Sparks describe the character’s thoughts and feelings, (even their dialogues) were perfect! The right words were printed on their respective pages on the book. Everything was just in place!

I think the lesson I’ve learned from this novel is that when you find something real, don’t ever let it go. Because once you let it slip from your grasp, you might never get the chance to have it again. Well, let’s just say only  few are given second chances…

Rating: 4!

The Best of Me is heart-warming. Another beautiful novel by the god of all tragic but amazing love stories😛 Nicholas Sparks definitely knows how to tap into my mushy side.

 

Rapture

Author: Lauren Kate

Main Characters: Lucinda “Luce” Price, Daniel Grigori, Lucifer, Arriane, Cam, Roland

Fave Quote: “You are the soul that fits into mine.” -Luce

Synopsis

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer

Review

I started reading Fallen in early 2010. This novel had captured my interest from the prologue! Since then, I had waited every year for the release of its incoming installments (Torment, PassionFallen in Love, Rapture). The love story of Daniel and Luce had captivated me enormously, leaving me breathless every time I turn the last page. The mystery of their love is enthralling, making the yearly wait for the books agonizing. But everything has an end—the waiting has ended, and so must the story.

Rapture is the last book in the Fallen series, written by the New York Times best-selling author Lauren Kate. The book continues after Luce’s announcer journey in Passion. The main focus of the story is Daniel, Luce, and the angels’ mission to stop Lucifer from repeating—rewriting—the past. Lucifer intends to go back to the time of The Fall, the time when the angels were casted out of heaven. This then leads to the Roll Call, where one powerful angel is destined to tip the scales with the choice.

The angel myth woven into this love story is amazing. Lauren Kate, for me, is an amazing writer. Her narration is clear, fluid, and sublime. She created this beautiful world filled with divine entities with just the use of words. She had discussed the myth in full detail, leaving me wonderstruck. The Fallen series have always had that effect on me. I don’t know if it’s the story itself or the way it was constructed—either way, the whole thing is just beautiful! The characters were amazing. Kate had really made them real. I could feel Daniel’s pain at loosing Luce for the past seven thousand years. I understand Luce’s confusion on her true self. Their feelings and thoughts were perfectly conveyed in the narration and dialogues.

This novel is, as I like to call it: the book of answers. All the things you’ve been wondering about Daniel and Luce’s love life will be revealed—and you will be surprised at what you’re about to find out. The things I used to believe about the story changed after reading Rapture—even my thoughts and impressions on certain characters changed. I didn’t know that the story ran deeper —like to the depths of hell. I was overly anxious to discover the ending—I had no idea how Kate would put an end to a love story which seemed endless, but she did. And it was perfect.  I couldn’t have asked for a better ending—better yet, a new beginning.

Love is definitely the only thing worth fighting for. Daniel and Luce’s love is the perfect example of what love really is: unselfish, kind, and makes us the best versions of ourselves (as what Daniel said).

Rating: 5!!!!!!!!

The perfect ending. Rapture is beautiful as iridescent angel wings. Love conquers all, and I shall choose love forevermore. This book made me happy but it also made me sad for it has to end . I’m just glad it ended beautifully. Luce and Daniel’s eternal love definitely left a scar not just in my mind—but also in my heart. The Fallen series is unforgettable!!!❤

City of Lost Souls

Author: Cassandra Clare

Main Characters: Clary Fray, Jace Lightwood, Sebastian/Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern

Fave Quote:“And what if I’m the one who kills him?”

“My heart is your heart,” he said, “My hands are your hands.” – Clary and Jace

Synopsis

The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Review

The City of Lost Souls is the 5th book in the best-selling Mortal Instruments series. Before I start with the review on the contents of the novel, I would just like to comment on the book cover…which is absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t have asked for a better model to portray Jace Lightwood. HAHA!

Okay. So, this book had me impatiently waiting for 6 months, and I am happy to say that it was totally worth waiting for. The Mortal Instruments series just keep getting better and better. CoLS starts out with Jace missing. As we all know, Jace had disappeared along with Sebastian (Clary’s brother) in the ending of City of Fallen Angels. Jace is now bound to Sebastian and obedient to all his will, making him a servant of evil. And the worse part: there is no way of killing Sebastian without killing Jace as well. Clary will do anything to get Jace back, even if means breaking the law. The Clave had De-prioritized the search for Jace and this had set her on the edge. She is determined to find them and discover the evil plan of her brother.

Cassandra Clare had me hooked with her tales of Shadowhunters and downworlders from the very first chapter of City of Bones (book 1). CoLS has everything! Romance, action, mystery, humor, and (believe it or not) moral. Although in this book, the romance element is more pronounced (reason for the cover :P). Not only does it show the relationship between Clary and Jace, but also Magnus and Alec, Isabelle and Simon, and Jordan and Maia. (which made the book look like a bible of love stories) Anyway, the antagonist was pretty awesome as well. I think Sebastian is one of the best villains I’ve seen in action in a novel; he is just pure evil–and what he almost did to Clary was just despicable!  (Sorry, can’t tell what–spoiler alert!)

The ending…well let’s just saying you’ll begging for the next book once you’re done. The next and last book in the Mortal Instruments–City of Heavenly Fire– is scheduled to be release in March 2014. I know.. it’s going to be an agonizing 2 years of waiting. *sigh* Well, at least that gives us time to prepare for the ‘hopefully’ explosive ending.😛

City of Lost Souls was electrifying. Fast-paced events, fluid narration, and sizzling-hot romances! It’s pure ecstasy!🙂 Recommended!

Insurgent

Author: Veronica Roth

Main Characters: Tris Prior, Tobias “Four” Eaton, Evelyn, Marcus Eaton, Jeanine Matthews

Fave Quote: “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.” ~ Tobias

Synopsis

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Review

Divergent was number one on my best reads of 2011 list—and it appears that not only I agree to that. It’s an absolutely amazing read, and trust me when I say that Insurgent (though I thought could never be possible) transcends Divergent.

Insurgent is the second book to the Divergent trilogy. The story takes place in a dystopic Chicago, and starts an hour after the last event in Divergent. The plot focuses on how the factions are starting to crumble. They start taking sides and plan an attack against the Erudite, the faction responsible for the mind controlling simulations.

The characters are pretty much the same. Tris, the protagonist, experiences a battle with her enemies, and herself. It’s heart wrenching to see her struggle with the guilt the pulses inside of her and the confusion on the true meaning of sacrifices. She witnessed a lot of deaths in the first novel, and somehow this had broken her. The way Roth described her fears, thoughts, and feelings, were spectacular. I could almost feel it myself.

The events were perfectly paced, and beautifully written. The narration was fluid and the dialogues were marvelous; they just float off the page! The romance was to die for! I am officially in love with Tobias—will make every girl single girl in the world wish that their boyfriend is as brave, as attractive, as smart, and as loving as him. Action and combat scenes were very realistic with Roth’s amazing description.

For me, the ending signals whether the book is good or not; I think of it as the book’s last chance to show me why it’s worth reading. And Insurgent surpassed my expectation. It had me begging for the next book! The ending was awesome, and has enough mystery to hook readers and let out an agonizing cry of both excitement and exasperation… since we all have to wait a year for the next book.😦

Rating: 5!!!!!!!!!

Insurgent was stupefying! Twists on every page turned, breath-taking romance, hard-core battles, and startling revelations. THIS BOOK IS TO DIE FOR!!! A nominee for Best Reads of 2012! Recommended!!! :) 

Entwined

Author: Heather Dixon

Main Characters: Azalea, Keeper, The King, Mr. Bradford

Fave Quote: “N-dash it-O!” he said. “It’s not charity and I won’t take it back! It’s a gift! A gift, dash it all! Because I liked your mum! And I like your sisters! And you, Bramble! I love you!” ~Lord Teddie

Synopsis

Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . . Lush, romantic, and compelling, this debut novel by Heather Dixon will thrill fans of Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, and Edith Pattou.

Review

I always loved fairytales. And when I found Entwined, and learned that it’s a reimagining of the Twelve Dancing Princeses, I knew I had to read it!

The plot is almost the same with the original story. There are the twelve princesses who the danced on a pavilion, which they found through a secret passage inside the palace walls. The description was fluid, especially when the princesses start to dance. I could imagine how they moved—glided through the dance floor…It’s simply magical. That’s what I love about reading fairytales. They take you to a world where everything was perfect, and you just can’t help to let go of reality and jump into their world.

The characters were awesome, as well. I always love a strong heroine, and Azalea, the protagonist and eldest of the princesses, was strong, independent, and responsible. Though she’s not like the heroines I’ve encountered, who fight off demons, or fire guns and do magic; she was left with the responsibility to protect her eleven younger sisters—which to me is as noble as any other saving-the world stunt. And I also love how the antagonist, Keeper, is not the typical villain. Sure he’s evil, but not all villains are incredible handsome. Yup, he’s dangerously attractive. There were moments when I actually wanted him to end up with Azalea. HAHA!

I truly enjoyed reading this, since it has almost all the themes I like: family, love, mystery, and humor. Oh, and the cover is absolutely beautiful!

Rating: 4

Entwined is magical! Beautiful setting, luscious romance, and great plot! The title speaks for itself–will have you hooked from the very minute the princesses’ glide onto the dance floor. Splendid! 

Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Main Characters: Lena Holoway, Alex, Hana

Fave Quote: “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”~ Hana

Synopsis

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Review

Delirium was recommended to me by a friend. I looked into it and found that it has good ratings and good reviews. So I decided to give it a shot—and it was definitely one of the best choices I made.

Delirium is another dystopian novel which has a very interesting plot. In the story, Love is considered a disease. (Yes, like cancer or the flu) When you’re of age, you will be cured, meaning you will no longer feel love, and you will go through your life like robots: empty but functioning. Lena, the main protagonist cannot wait for the day when she will be cured. She saw what Amor Deliria Nervosa (Love disease) did to her mom, who is now dead. She doesn’t want to be like her, so she counted the days and waited patiently to be cured. But everything changes when she meets Alex. She learns the truth, and now all she wants is to be infected with this disease and to be free from the lies she has believed in all her existence.

Lauren Oliver is a genius. Why? Because she realized something that has been right under our noses this whole time: Love is the deadliest of all deadly things. I’m glad that she wrote it into a book, reimaging a world where Love is a disease which all of us are deprived of. I love how she explains Love to be the sole reason why people don’t progress; it makes us reckless, it clouds are mind thus refraining us from making right and good choices. You know, those kinds of things. But being loved or in love is the best feeling in the world. It gives us a sense of purpose, and gives meaning to our life. Although it’s only a fiction novel, I kind of think it to be factual, in a way.

“Love will kill you and save you, both.”

Oh btw, the ending…. WHOA.

Rating: 5!

Delirium is deliciously pleasing. Beautifully written and plotted. I am definitely infected with Amor Deliria Nervosa, and I don’t plan on getting cured.😉

Falling in love with English Boys

Author: Melissa Jensen

Main Characters: Catherine Vernon, Katherine Percival, William Percival

Fave Quote: “Is love meant to make us feel like fools?”~Katherine

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer-no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something-anything-to do in London while her (s)mother’s off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her-and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat’s only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival-the uber-hot descendant of Katherine-and things start looking up . . .

Review

I was having second thoughts on grabbing another novel by Melissa Jensen, but I saw this and looked into it. It had good reviews and  pretty good ratings on Goodreads. So I said “what the heck?” …… And I was certainly not disappointed.

Everyone loves Europe! So add up London, British hot boys, and two girls from different centuries, that would equal to an amazing read. So, the title speaks for itself… it’s about falling for English boys, which is exactly what the two protagonists in the story did. Present day Catherine Vernon is a 16-year-old American who spent the summer in London with her mother who is doing historical research in the British Museum. Katherine Percival (from the past) is an 18-year-old girl who just wishes to be fancied by some guy she liked and to be loved by her dad. So Cat and Kat have a lot similarities. I think the whole novel is genius! It’s like reading two books in one. The narration is in the form of a blog (for Cat) and diary entries (for Kat) which made it more fun to read.

It’s hard to choose from the two stories, because I loved the both of them! I love the ending, the plot, and the sweet stuff. When I was reading Katherine’s diary entries, I felt like I was reading Pride and Prejudice (which is one of my favorite novels) and with Catherine, I just love how funny her blogs are! It’s a great novel, but there are sill dull parts in the beginning…but when you get to the middle, that’s when the story start to kick in. Trust me. Give the book a chance and you won’t be sorry.🙂

Rating: 4

I have to admit, I fell in love with the English boys in this novel. haha!😀 Very fun and light read! I loved it!

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