Egomaniac

by Vi Keeland
Published January 16th 2017 by Everafter Romance
Romance
4 Stars

This was such a quick read with many funny parts as I have come to expect from Vi Keeland’s work. If you’re looking for a quick and fun escape, I highly recommend this one for the romance lovers. Here is the blurb: Continue reading

Love in Lingerie

by Alessandra Torre
Published January 16th 2017 by Select Publishing
Romance
4 Stars

I have been on a romance high this past week. I needed a break from all the horrible things in life and Romance has a way of taking it all away. I have loved Alessandra Torre’s work since the day I read Black Lies almost three years ago. Because of that, everything new she has had since then I have picked up. I go through phases when reading and my recent one was mystery/thriller books which had me having weird dreams so I needed to take a break. I’m kidding, I’m jumping back in once The Girl Before by JP Delaney hits my kindle. Continue reading

A Veil of Vines

by Tillie Cole
Published November 27th 2016
Contemporary Romance
4 Stars

Tillie Cole has been a favorite of mine when I want a book that’s out of my comfort zone. She writes about things that are completely foreign to me. We don’t have the MC’s she talks of in some of her books and so it has been a nice way to create a picture about that world from her words. When I saw she had a new book, I dropped everything I was reading and picked it up. I always finish her books in a span of two days. What drew me in with this one was her author’s note. I am curious in nature about everything historical, so I had to read it. Continue reading

Managed

by Kristen Callihan
Published November 14th 2016
Contemporary/Romance
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in a series that can be read as a standalone. I loved the first book in the series and I would recommend that you pick it up if you haven’t already. Idol was such a pleasant surprise at a time I kept on adding on my DNF list. I enjoyed it almost as much as I enjoyed the first ever book I read by her, The Deal.

“Jesus,” I blurt out, lifting my hand as if to shield my eyes.
“It’s like looking into the sun.”
“What?” he snaps, those laser-bright eyes narrowing. Oh, this will be fun.
“Just stop, will you?” I squint at him.
“You’re too hot. It’s too much to take.” This is true, though I’d never have the guts to say so in normal circumstances.
“Are you quite well?” he intones, as if he thinks the opposite.
“No, you’ve nearly rendered me blind.” I flap a hand.
“Do you have an off switch? Maybe put it on low?”

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All the Bright Places

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by Jennifer Niven
Published January 6th 2015
Young Adult/Contemporary
5 Stars

 

“The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.”

I decided to pick up books that are being made into movies and this was one of them in the list and it’s starring Elle Fanning. I didn’t even read the blurb or bother finding out what the books was about and I normally do that especially if the author is new to me. Thank God I went in blind because if I had read the blurb, I would not have read it because I am trying to stay away from the heavy books at the moment. Once I figured out what it was about and that it was Young Adult, I put it down for a while but I found myself unable to move on to any other book without having finished it first. Continue reading

Battle of the Books: Fiction or Nonfiction?

The bridge between truth and imagination has always existed in literature but the distinction between the two does not exist in some languages. Fiction and Nonfiction. Real and unreal. For instance, in Swahili, there is no word set aside to differentiate the two.  They are all summed up as stories “hadithi” and even in my mother tongue Kikuyu where they are all referred to as “rῦgano”. These are the words that come closest to fiction. What distinguishes the real from the made up stories are just the words added to them “rũgano rwa gwĩtungĩra” (made-up story). So why is it that the distinction of the two has become something that’s contested over today? Continue reading

Confess

by Colleen Hoover
Published March 10th 2015
New Adult/Contemporary Romance
5 Stars

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

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It Ends With Us

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by Colleen Hoover
Published August 2nd 2016
New Adult/Romance
5 Stars

 

“Naked truths aren’t always pretty.”

Two months. That’s how long it took for me to finally get the courage to read this book. It was my most anticipated book of 2016. I had my kindle copy pre-ordered months before it was released and even sent my boyfriend for the paperback since they don’t sell Colleen Hoover’s books in Kenya. I had both copies with me but I was too chicken to read it. I was not ready to go through any emotional roller-coaster. What pushed me to pick it up this time was my small sister. She wanted to borrow the book and I didn’t want her to read it before me because her reaction to it would ruin it for me. Seeing that I was holding her from reading the book, I decided to dive in. two months was enough to lower my expectations.

Less than 10 hours. That’s how long it took for me to finish the book. Once I opened it, I found it hard to put it down even when it came to going to get some dinner. That’s typical with any Colleen Hoover book I have ever read. She has a way of bringing to life beautiful narrations and this one has to be her best one yet. It definitely is. I had to do stuff in between while I was reading this and I never wanted to stop. I just had to get through it. I was done with the book at around 3AM and it was worth it when I had a hard time getting up this morning. And the result was exactly what I expected, an emotional roller-coaster I am not sure I’ll get over anytime soon. Continue reading