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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #2)

Published August 5, 2012 by crysbookreviews

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #2)

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling – or dangerous.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her “straynge band of mysfits” have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him…for the life of the girl Jasper loves.

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei’s neck tightens. And tightens. From Goodreads.

Oh wow, this one was even better then that last book by Kady!!! I loved that Finley was willing to go to the extremes to help out Jasper. I loved that Griffin felt so protective of her and didn’t want her to go to the extremes that she did. Honestly there was so much of this book that I loved very much.

When Griffin got hurt so badly and Finley left Dalton’s side to be by his side, I swear I thought my heart might break a little bit. I was worried that Griffin might be really hurt, like badly. I still want to know what the dark thing was but I have some thoughts on that.

I loved that we got to know more about Jasper and what he did to make sure that Mei was okay. I thought it was so romantic but in the end she totally didn’t deserve his love. I was so upset that I teared up about it. Once again, karma did get her back. Or at least I guess Griffin got her back for Jasper.

I felt like the whole book was one adventure after another, no stopping to catch your breath. At the same time they were on a mission to save Jasper and Jasper was on a mission to save Mei. Never a dull moment that is for sure and the good guys always win but there was some things that happened that none of them expected.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

Published August 4, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

In one short week . . . three lives change.

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicole’s ex is still in the picture, but she can’t help having a new crush. James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want . . . and more?

Set during one life-altering week and told in three realistic perspectives, this engaging, witty novel by the author of When It Happens shows the ups and downs of love, friendship, and karma. From Goodreads.

I wanted to read something that was more based on normal than paranormal so I decided to try out for the first time one of Susane’s books. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but honestly, I really enjoyed it.

Rhiannon was so sad that I felt bad for her, I get it. Guys break girl’s hearts for no reason other than to just do it. Of course it didn’t help that her arch nemesis in high school most likely helped that break up along by letting him know she is available. Of course girl’s like that never win in the end.

Nicole was just a mess but a good mess. She just needed to open up about what happened to her before she moved there. I was happy that eventually she got around to telling everyone what happened to her. She should have also told her ex boyfriend that ended up becoming her new boyfriend again.

James was not only an amazing friend but honestly a sweet guy. I was so happy that he finally realized how he felt about Rhiannon and I was glad that she realized how she felt. Honestly it was a cute book that got me away from all the crazy stories. I was really glad that I read it.

I gave this story 4 out of 5 stars and I plan on reading more of her stuff soon!!!

What a Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn

Published July 19, 2012 by crysbookreviews

What a Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn (What A Boy Wants #2)

A companion novel to WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Jaden Sinclair knows he’ll never amount to anything…so why would he deserve a girl like Priscilla Mendoza?

Since last summer, things have been screwed up between Jaden and Pris. He knows it’s his fault, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to go a few rounds with her new boyfriend. He also knows he’s the loser his dad calls him, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her.

After getting a huge bomb dropped on him, Jaden lashes out and lands himself in jail. Everything in his chaotic life is turned upside down and to make it worse, his mom kicks him out in order to side with his dad. Yeah, he’s totally a prize for a girl like Pris.

Sebastian, Aspen, and Pris are all going places in their lives…and he knows he can’t keep tagging along for the ride.

The group has one last chance for The Epic Adventure they’ve been looking for: a road trip to New York, where Jaden’s friends will be going to college. Unfortunately, the more time Jaden hangs around Pris, the harder it is to keep the carefully constructed walls between them so she doesn’t find out what a train wreck he really is.

When the trip ends, Jaden has to decide if he’s ready to say goodbye to his friends, and the girl he loves. He knows what he needs, but will he be man enough to go for it?

Contains mature themes. Some sexual situations and language. From Goodreads.

I almost want there to be a third book about what happens after this book ended. Just because I loved these characters so much. Jaden, Pris, Aspen and Sebastian, were amazing friends to each other and more.

This book was about Jaden and his discovery of not only who he is but why he is worthy of being someone. There were so many moments that I loved Jaden for but there were other moments that I wanted to hit him harder than I wanted to hit Sebastian in the first book. I honestly thought about throwing my Nook Color across the room because how he thought of himself and how he refused to let anyone help him.

No matter what though they all loved him and wanted to make sure that he would be okay. They were not happy to find out that Jaden was disbanding their group and moving to Texas to stay with his uncle. I couldn’t believe he would do that to Sebastian but not only him but Pris. I wanted them to fall in love and stay together forever.

On the road trip that they talked him into going on still, he learned that he was a better person than he knew or was told his whole life. Before he left, he found out that the dad he always thought was his ended up not being his dad at all. When that happened something broke inside of him and he couldn’t understand why his mom would allow some stranger to talk to him so badly his whole life.

The book was amazing, I don’t want to give too much away but the characters themselves are worth reading the book. They remind me of my best friends, we would do anything for each other no matter what. There were secrets that were eventually told; Jaden let someone in on everything. It was a great book and I already kind of miss the characters.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.