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BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Darkest BBFs

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Today we’re talking about our Darkest BBFs.  These men take our breath away, even with all of the darkness within them!  If you haven’t met all of them yet, we hope you will!  And don’t forget about our wonderful giveaway below!
PS If you missed out on our previous blogiversary posts, they were Fiercest BBFs, Kindest BBFs, and Favorite Heroines.

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Misha from Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
* Review  * Amazon * Goodreads *

I part my lips, running them over the lip ring and savoring the feel as he groans and digs his fingers into my thighs. I tighten my legs around him, needing to feel him.
“Bitch,” he whispers.
“Loser.”

Misha is brutal to Ryen.  He’s hurtful, mean and viscous to her with his words.  The scenes and situations between the two of them would leave my mouth open.  But Ryen has this sexuality that is subtle and insanely addicting.  He came off not only confident but intoxicating too.  Whether it was the looks he would give, or the words he would choose to use, he always left me wanting more.  And Ryen couldn’t help but be pulled in again and again, no matter how bad Misha hurt her.  The scenes between the two of them were beyond sexy, and so, so, so good!


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Talis from The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace #1) by Erin Bow
* Review  * Amazon * Goodreads *

Yes, he’s a villain, so what.

Darkling from Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
* Amazon * Goodeads *

Um. Darkling. I don’t even need to explain it.. but incase anyone needs a reminder, go read the table scene in Ruin and Rising…

 


 

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Misha/Masen from Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
* Review  * Amazon * Goodreads *

Ryen. The beautiful, perfect girl who’s so different from all the others. I run my hand over my forehead and through my hair, my throat tightening into a knot and my eyes burning. Fuck. I put the pen to the paper and scrawl what my goddamn heart can only whisper. I miss you every day, I write. You’re my favorite place.

Oh Masen Masen Masen…or Misha? Lol. Doesn’t matter. This. Boy. Is a TOTAL. Prick. Oh Gahd I love him so.

 


 

Declan from Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
* Amazon * Goodreads *

I need her. More than anything right now. I need her. And because of everything between us, I can’t have her.

Declan was just…wonderful. Scarred, emotional, and-Err. This sounds a bit messed up of me to be excited about his problems. But if loving Declan is wrong, I don’t WANT to be right! 😛asdf

 


Giveaway:

*There will be 6 winners, and prizes will be sent via Amazon Kindle. The first winner drawn will get to chose which book they want first, and so on.  Prizes are ebooks of Adorkable, Illuminae, Six of Crows, The Fill-In Boyfriend, Adorkable, Good Girl & Broken Skies.*

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BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAYS – Our Favorite Female Leads

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Since we’ve already had two posts talking about our Fiercest BBFs and Kindest BBFs, today we’re going to talk about some of Our Favorite Female Heroines.  These are the women we look up to, respect and absolutely love!  So have fun meeting our favorite heroines and we’re wishing you lots of luck on our giveaways below!

 

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Ryen from Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
* Review  * Amazon * Goodreads *

Fat tears spill over, and I feel a weight on my shoulders. It’s not Trey. It’s not Lyla. It’s me. I don’t know who I’m supposed to be.

Ryen wasn’t perfect-but maybe that’s why I loved her so much. She made mistakes and wasn’t exactly who she portrayed herself to be…but she isn’t half as oblivious as they all think she is-Total underdog. I love her. 

 


Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  * Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

“I do not want his generosity, or his kindness, or any other favors!” 
Her mother sneered. “Then you are a fool.” 
“Good. I’ve become rather fond of fools.”

Ever wonder what a woman scorned looks like? Look no further. This book will break your heart….but Cath and Jest are worth reading about. Cath was a sweet girl who wanted nothing more than to bake…it just wasn’t in the cards. *Tee hee* I really loved her personality throughout the whole book-I just wish it had a better ending! PS. Jest was a book boyfriend-I just didn’t have enough room!


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Aerity from The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins
  * Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

Determination rang out inside her, clearing away all doubts and fears before they had a chance to surface. She had no time for any of that.

Princess Aerity was brave, strong, honorable, and underneath it all she was compassionate and humbling. She was everything that would make a fair Queen one day!  The challenges and hardships she faced seemed all consuming at times. And I easily found my heart breaking and struggling right along with hers.   Aerity will always be one of my favorites!


Aria from Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi
  * Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

Her life was in danger. Her mission was in danger. She drew a breath and stood. She wouldn’t let herself fail.

Aria made me so proud with not only how far she had grown throughout this trilogy, but also with her strategizing.  I was actually clapping out loud at certain moments lol!  And I loved that she was a fighter through and through and never gave in easily!  I had so much respect for her!

 


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Deleina from The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia #1) by Sarah Beth Durst

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Essun from The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) by N.K. Jemisin
  * Amazon * Goodreads *

 

 


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I absolutely adore Cress from the Lunar Chronicles. She’s hilarious but so sweet and I couldn’t help but fall in love with her.

 

Giveaway

*There will be 6 winners, and prizes will be sent via Amazon Kindle. The first winner drawn will get to chose which book they want first, and so on.  Prizes are ebooks of Adorkable, Illuminae, Six of Crows, The Fill-In Boyfriend, Adorkable, Good Girl & Broken Skies.*

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BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Kindest BBFs

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We’re continuing our celebration of our 3rd blogiversary!  So in keeping with our Book Boyfriend theme, today we’re going to talk about some of Our Kindest BBFs.  Enjoy meeting some of our favorite men and and don’t forget to enter our fabulous giveaway below.  We’re giving away 6 books that we love!  And there’s extra entries with each post, in case you already entered in our last post. 🙂
PS – If you missed it, check out our Fiercest BBFs list here.

Billy from One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake
  * Amazon * Goodreads *

Omg.  Billy from Three Dark Crowns.  I just finished One Dark Throne and he’s easily my favorite character! 

 


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Becks from Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

“But why? I don’t get it.”
“You don’t have to.” 
“But Becks,” she whined, “I don’t understand. Why her?” 
“Nothing to understand really,” he said, smiling down at me. “Sal’s my girl. Always has been.”

 


Alex from Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

He kisses my forehead. “Know what I’m scared of?” 
“What?” 
“That I like you way too much, and I’m afraid once you get to know me, you’re going to realize that you can do lots better, and you’re going to break my heart and leave me for someone classier.”

 


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Becks from Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

Ducking, he placed a lingering kiss on the spot right below my ear. The move made my hand shoot out to grip his jersey. Becks laughed silently, little puffs of air hitting my neck, as I shivered.

Becks was one of my many favorite things about this book. The way Becks looked at Sally, the way he claimed her as his, the way he protected her, his jealousy, oh my gosh even the way he touched her, it all made my heart beat so fast.  

 


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Tommy from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  * Amazon * Goodreads *

 “I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how I think it is with us.”

 


Sophos from A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen’s Thief #4) by Megan Whalen Turner
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

 “Sophos stood at the window, looking across the city toward the port, and as he watched shadows of clouds move across the water in the distance, he felt a chill on the back of his neck. It was self-doubt, the black beetle that had pursued him all his life, pinching at him, poisoning his every success, whispering in his ear about his flaws and his failures and his unworthiness.”

 


Giveaway:

*There will be 6 winners, and prizes will be sent via Amazon Kindle. The first winner drawn will get to chose which book they want first, and so on.  Prizes are ebooks of Adorkable, Illuminae, Six of Crows, The Fill-In Boyfriend, Adorkable, Good Girl & Broken Skies.*

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BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAY – Our Fiercest BBFs

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The month of August marks our 3 year anniversary!  And we’re celebrating by talking about some of our newer book boyfriends and we’re giving away books that we absolutely love!  Our posts will be about our Fiercest BBfs, our Kindest BBFs, our Favorite Female Heroines, our Darkest BBFs and our Most Tortured BBFs……are you so excited?!  Because we are! 

Today we’re talking about Our Fiercest BBFs!  If you haven’t met any of them, we highly recommend you do!  And don’t forget to enter our fabulous giveaway below where we’re giving away 6 books that we love!


The Star-Crossed Ladies

 

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Eugenides from The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

The most snarky, the most perfect snake, the most clever, my absolute fave, can I put him everywhere?!

 


Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
* Amazon * Goodreads *

Hah. Rhysand. He’s one scary dood. Don’t mess with him, folks.

 


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Romeo from #Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert
* Amazon * Goodreads *

“You didn’t correct him,” I said when he pulled out onto the road.
He glanced at me quickly before turning back to the road. “Correct him for what?”
“He called me your girl.”
He paused. “Maybe I want you to be.”

 

Shane from Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine
* Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

“Yeah,’” he said. “Well, obviously, not my first choice, but I’m all about second thoughts right now. But the thing is… I don’t want to leave you.’” His arm was around her, and there was nothing in the world to her but the warmth of his body against her, and his whisper, and the utterly vulnerable need in his eyes. “But it’s not going to be easy for me to say no. So help me out here.’”
Her heart was pounding. “You want to stay?’” “Yes. I—’”
He opened his mouth, then closed it, then tried again. “I need to stay. I need you.’”

 


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Bastien from Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake
*Review * Amazon * Goodreads *

From the first moment Bastien appeared, I fell head over heels in love with him. He knows what he wants in life and will do anything to get it, which is so sexy! Not only was he loving, caring and let Gia have her independence, but what he sacrificed for Gia in the 2nd book?! *clutches heart*

 


Giveaway:

*There will be 6 winners, and prizes will be sent via Amazon Kindle. The first winner drawn will get to chose which book they want first, and so on.  Prizes are ebooks of Adorkable, Illuminae, Six of Crows, The Fill-In Boyfriend, Adorkable, Good Girl & Broken Skies.*

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BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW – Omega (The Infinity Division #2) by Jus Accardo

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW – Omega (The Infinity Division #2) by Jus Accardo

I absolutely adored this series! So check out my review below, along with an interview with the author Jus Accardo (we shared the same favorite scenes!), and enter a beautiful giveaway! Enjoy!

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW – Omega (The Infinity Division #2) by Jus AccardoOmega (The Infinity Division #2)
by Jus Accardo
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Synopsis:

The second book in the Infinity time travel series is full of action, romance, and an intricately designed roller coaster plot.

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.

But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…

Anything.

Review:

Omega was action packed, fast paced and so much fun!  And I loved being with these characters again!  They felt like a group of friends that I’d known forever.  But before I even read the first page, I was a little nervous since this story would be told by different characters.  You see, in Infinity we followed Cade and Kori.  And in this story we followed Noah, who was Kori’s brother from another realm, and Cade’s best friend.  Plus we followed and finally met Ash.  Ash was a constant that always seemed to be in Noah’s lives on all of the realms, well except the one he was from.  They had this intense sexual chemistry.  And he thought that that was all they had.  Until he met this realms Ash.  Once I started to watch them interact, I realized that I loved having Omega’s journey told from Noah and Ash!  I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!

His hand grazed my backside and I whirled on him, an even mix of horrified and angry. “Watch it.”
A spark of mischief glinted in his eyes, there and gone in a single beat of my heart before being replaced with steely resignation. “Oh yeah. I got kidnapped and tossed in a mad scientist’s basement just so I could have a shot at touching your ass. Get over yourself and move.”

Since I could talk on and on about this book, here are some of my favorite things about Omega –

✮  A strong chemistry that slowly unfolded into more –

He caught the swing inches from his face, smirking like I’d just whispered all the dirty, dark secrets I had in his ear. “Hit a nerve, did I? Maybe you like rude. Maybe jackass is your kink.”He let go of my fist and leaned a little closer. “Go ahead. Tell me I’m not even the tiniest bit right. Tell me—”
I let out a howl and launched myself at him, but instead of stopping me, this time he allowed me to collide with him, full force. When I pulled away to smack him, he held tight and let out a sound that stirred something white-hot in the pit of my stomach. Secured tight, pressed up against his annoyingly perfect body, I felt him laugh. “See, I’m getting the impression that you like the chainsaw version of me.”
And then he kissed me.

On every other realm that Noah met Ash, they just had a strong chemistry.  He would always hook up with her and move on.  But in this realm, their relationship was different.  Yeah they had chemistry that made them want to touch, kiss and be near one another, but there was more.  And watching them see what that more was all about warmed my heart.  The friendship they built slowly over time felt real.  And the things they ended up doing for one another felt plausible and a natural course of action.  But they both fought what was there every step of the way.  So their moments together made for some explosive scenes!

✮  Uncovering the truth and seeing the bigger picture –

Helping this Noah and his friends might actually be the key to my freedom. – Ash

This time around, while there was some focus on Dylan, there was SO much more going on.  In case you need a refresher, Dylan was Cade’s brother who murdered the Kori from Cade and Noah’s realm.  The focus shifted from hunting Dylan to what was happening with their interdimensional travel.  I can’t say more, but wow!  Talk about insanity, morally wrong, yet so intriguing at the same time.  It left me excited to see how it will affect the third book!

✮  Fascinating world building –

Body-numbing fear bubbled up in my gut and turned my vision watery. But, despite the near paralyzing terror, I picked myself up and ran. – Ash

I loved how each realm they landed on was different.  Whether it was barely noticeable or a stark contrast, I was always intrigued.  And the realm we spent the majority of time on, in Omega, crime controlled the land.  Al Capone was the President and their tier system was horrific.  People’s morals were nonexistent in certain situations and it was truly a nightmare world.  I was fascinated yet horrified as we saw scientists and high profile people harm others without a second thought.  I loved how each realm was so easy to visualize in every aspect!

✮  Interdimension travel and multiple of the same characters that was easy to follow –

“There’s never going to be a time for this,” she said. “Right now? This time ? It’s all we have. It’s all we might ever have…”

While it may sound confusing to talk about, it was all very easy to follow.  We meet or hear about multiple of the same characters, yet they all stood out whole, original and easily discernible from one another!  The same stands for each dimension!  I was never once confused.

✮  I adored the relationships that took place –

We walked a few more feet and I stopped. I didn’t want to venture too far from the motel. “The whole thing is asinine. Why the hell does it even bother me? Why do I care where she ends up?”
Kori smiled , then rose onto her toes and kissed my cheek. “You don’t need me to tell you why. You already know.” – Noah and Kori

While I loved the friendship that Noah and Cade had, and even their interaction with Rabbit (I couldn’t help but like that guy!), I was intrigued to see what would happen between Noah and Kori.  Noah didn’t want to get attached to her, since he saw his realms Kori murdered before his eyes.  He loved his sister and felt that getting close to this other Kori could tarnish what he had.  But he started to notice how different the two Kori’s were.  And how much he had in common with this one.  So it was fun watching Noah struggle with his inner turmoil towards Kori, especially since he had some tender moments with her.

“…..Wait until morning to do anything stupid. Agreed?” I held out my hand to her.
She hesitated, but after a moment, took it and offered a small smile. “Agreed.” – Noah and Ash

I loved the path this story took and I loved that there were some surprise characters that I didn’t see coming. Especially the group of characters at the end of the book!  The next book is going to be so much fun!  I’m happy to say that the ending left me in a perfect holding pattern, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the final book!

PS There’s a scene that involves Noah saying lines…..oh my gosh, I laughed so hard.  It was hilariously awful lol!  And it also melted my heart too.  I loved seeing Noah’s fun, flirty side!

PPS   If you read Infinity a while back, there’s wonderful reminders about what happened sprinkled throughout the beginning of Omega.  It flowed nicely with the story, and as someone who just reread the first book, I didn’t feel bogged down or bored.  This book was just too much fun for that!

**ARC kindly provided by Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)

Infinity #1
Review:

Jen

Omega #2
Review:
Jen
Interview:

✮Did you always know that each book would feature a different couple?

It wasn’t until i was halfway through Infinity that I made the decision. I was so taken with Noah and wanted the opportunity to explore his mind. The best way to do it was to make each book focus on one of the original group. I also wanted a chance to dig around in Dylan’s mind. His motivations for why he’s done what he’s done, his love for Ava… I really loved how they all turned out!

✮If you had to cast Noah and Ash, would you prefer them to be known or unknown actors?  Anyone in mind?

Noah has always been Miles McMillan in my mind. And Ash…I think Marie Avgeropoulos would be perfect!

✮What was your favorite scene to write in Omega?

It’s kind of a tie between a scene  involving a conversation between Noah and Kori–and a kangaroo–and a scene with Noah and Ash where they’re trading pick-up lines. Confession: I snarfed coffee writing both of them 😀

✮What is your favorite quality to write in a character?

I’m a sucker for loyalty. I love writing characters that are willing to do anything and everything for those they love.

✮Was there a character in this series you connected with more, or was easier to write than the others? 

I can connect with pretty much all of them. When I write, a piece of me, no matter how small, goes into all my characters. But I think if I had to single one out, it would be Kori simply because of what she had to deal with when her mother got sick.

✮The next book, will be the last one in the trilogy.  Can you tell us anything about the final book?

I can’t say much–even though it’s killing me! I will tell you this one was the most fun to write. I love them all, but there’s a ton of new worlds in #3…and…well, you’ll see 😉

 
About The Author:
Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

 

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