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Top Ten Tuesday (3)


This week on Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books that Will Make You Swoon. I have picked some books that have really well written romance in them and the ones I really liked. :)

1. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green *review*

Hazel Grace and Augustus have one of my absolute favorite romances from any book I’ve ever read. It’s so cute and so real. I think something like that could actually happen and I really enjoyed that throughout the book.

2. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell *review*

I love love love Cath and Levi’s relationship in this book. This couple is adorable. It was so cute that I almost think it couldn’t happen, but I still love it and its one of my favorite books.

3. Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) – Shannon A. Thompson *review*

I got the opportunity to read this book sent from Shannon Thompson herself and it surprised me how good it was. I love Eric and Jessica together. I love the idea of how their stories come together and it is amazingly written.

4. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #1) – Jessica Sorensen

Okay, I’m excited now. I just looked this up on Goodreads and saw there were three books in this series. Oh my goodness. I need to reread this book anyway because I really enjoyed it, but now I can read the others as well! Oh em gee. Anyway, I love this book. This is the first New Adult book I read and I had no idea what New Adult was at the time. I thought it was a Young Adult book, but then I read it and NOT YA. I love Callie and Kayden though and cannot wait to reread and read the sequels.

5. It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han *review*

I am really enjoying these books and I love Belly and Conrad and Belly and Jeremiah for different reasons. At the beginning I was team Conrad, but then once I read the second book I was rooting for Jeremiah. Jenny Han did an excellent job of giving both of them an equal chance with Belly, but I hope she ends up with Jeremiah.

6. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead *review*

Lissa and Dimitri are absolutely perfect together and it makes it even better because their love is “forbidden.” It’s the perfect Romeo and Juliet kind of thing…. except with vampires…. :)

7. Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles *review*

I love Em and her relationship the love interest. The end of the first book was better with this because you understood where they met and everything, but the second describes how she should have fallen for him before and she shouldn’t have had to have a run-in with the Furies. I really enjoy these books and they will definitely make you swoon.

8. Evolution (Evolution #1) – Kelly Carrero *review*

I absolutely adore the relationship between Jade and Aiden. I love how he is so protective of her and the whole story just makes me so happy.

9. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

Clary and Jace are perfect. They are wonderful, but I want to have Jace all to myself, so they aren’t my favorite couple. I love Simon and Izzy, but Alec and Magnus are my favorite couple. They are so cute together and the TMI fandom doesn’t care that they’re gay. It makes them much more likeable because it’s different.

10. The Season – Sarah MacLean

I adore this book and I plan to reread it because I liked it so much. This is one of my favorite Historical Fiction novels because it’s very girly, but I really relate to the main character.

Woah, Dere Wednesday (5)


I just finished The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults – Meglena Ivanova. Check out my review! *linked above* I am currently reading It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han. I really enjoyed the first one and need a quick and light hearted read right now. I finished the first one in a day, so I think I’ll be able to finish this one relatively quick. I’m very excited about this book because, like I said, I loved the first. If I can manage to finish this book before the end of the month, I will pick up Shadowland (The Immortals #3) – Alyson Noël to continue on with the story.

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Quick update:

The author of Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles and Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles tweeted to me about my review on my blog and followed me on Twitter. *Elizabeth Miles Twitter* She also had someone tweet to her about my blog saying “Awesome to see @MilesBooks FURY on the top ten tuesday list!” This Twitter page also linked my blog in their tweet. *Paper Lantern Lit Twitter*

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Updates


I had been corresponding with Meglena Ivanova, author of The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults – Meglena Ivanova, and she asked me if I would want to do a guest post on her blog. I said yes and sent her a post that I deemed worthy of a post on her blog. *link to the guest post* The author of some books I’ve read and reviewed, Elizabeth Miles, also favorited my tweet about my review of Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles. *Elizabeth Miles Twitter* I was very excited that the author of the book that I just reviewed possibly looked at my blog. :)

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (4)


Today I just finished Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I cannot wait to pick up the last book in this series and finishing it out! I liked the first one, Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles better than this one, but I still enjoyed the second installment. I like the characters in these books and, like I said, continue with the third. I just started The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults – Meglena Ivanova. I’m not far enough into it to know if I will enjoy it or not, but I’m excited to read it! It seems so interesting :)

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Review: Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles


Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles

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Title: Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2)

Author: Elizabeth Miles

Release Date: August 6, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 416

Source: Used Bookstore

“The Furies make pleasingly vicious villains” (Kirkus Reviews) in this second book of a chilling paranormal trilogy where revenge rules the day—and “sorry” isn’t going to cut it.Spring is coming, and the ice is slowly melting in Ascension…revealing the secrets buried beneath.

Emily Winters knows the Furies have roots in Ascension, Maine—but she’s about to discover that they’re deeper than she ever imagined. With the help of her new friend Drea, she vows to dig them out. But it’s hard to focus when she’s desperate to make up with JD, and to figure out why Crow, a mysterious Ascension High dropout, seems to be shadowing her.

Meanwhile, new girl Skylar McVoy is determined to leave her own dark past behind. So she’s thrilled when popular Gabby takes her under her wing, and the stunning and sophisticated Meg offers to give her a major makeover. But everyone knows what happens to the vainest girl of all…

It’s tempting to be naughty. But beware: the Furies are always watching, and their power grows stronger by the day

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

I really enjoyed this book so I have no idea why it took me so long to finish it. I like the storyline because it isn’t like anything I’ve ever read. I like the Greek mythology tie in to a “real life” story. I liked the first in the series better, but the end of this one just has me so hooked. I want to buy the last one right now and start it and then finish it soon after just so I know what happens. The end was the best part. Definitely a cliff-hanger.

Characters:

I really like the characters in this story but Skylar got on my nerves so much. Nobody cares how much you’re in love. Get over it. It’s irritating having every single sentence that comes out of her mouth have to be about how she could get him to like her. Blah blah blah. It’s absolutely pointless. He doesn’t like you he likes your friend, now end of story. Em was much less whiney and much more driven in this book rather than the first. She wanted to know about the Furies so she took it into her own hands and found out. JD made me really sad because I loved that he had Em’s back in the first book but then basically didn’t remember Em in this one. Some of the choices Em made were sometimes questionable, but I still like her as a character.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Skylar so then I could change the dialect of the story and make her not so boy crazy and striving to be the most popular girl in school. Be your own person, don’t pretend to be something you’re not.

Series:

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles

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