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TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books That Take Place In Another Country

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is a freebie, so we wanted to go back and do one we missed.  So today we’re doing Books That Take Place In Another Country.  And they are….


(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

(Chelsea’s Review & Jen’s Review)

1. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkin- France
Amazon * Goodreads

2. Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning – Ireland
Amazon * Goodreads


(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

(Arielle’s Choice)

3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch Italy
Amazon * Goodreads

4. I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France #1) by Sarah Mlynowski Europe
Amazon * Goodreads


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

5. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans WelchIreland
Amazon * Goodreads

6. Play On (Play On #1) by Samantha YoungScotland
Amazon * Goodreads


(Jen’s Choice – Review)

(Jen’s Choice – Review)

7. Shag Lake (Shag Lake #1) by Susan McEachern Canada
Amazon * Goodreads

8. The Uprising (The Union #3) by T.H. HernandezCanada & Mexico
Amazon * Goodreads


(Jen’s Choice – Review)

(Jen’s Choice – Review)

9. Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica RossiEurope
Amazon * Goodreads

10. Withering Hope by Layla HagenBrazil
Amazon * Goodreads

So these are the Books That Take Place In Another Country.  Have you read any of these too?

TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Loved but Will Never Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This week is Books We Loved but Will Never Re-Read
Seems like an easy enough TTT right?!  Wellllllllll this created the most hilarious, drama inducing texts.  You see, we’re really possessive and sensitive when it comes to our book boyfriends.  Arielle put The Selection which has Chelsea’s Maxon.  Chelsea put Anew which has my Tristan and she also put Safe Haven which has Josh Duhamel on the cover (I’ve loved him for-ev-er), and I put The Fever Series which has Chelsea’s Jericho.  Words were said, people tried to explain themselves and well it ended up being an emotional mess!  At the end of it all we were laughing so hysterically that both Chelsea’s husband and mine asked us why we were laughing so hard.  What was so funny?  HA!  It was so ridiculous and hilarious and we definitely proved how loyal we are to our book boys!!  So here the books we won’t ever read again……

 

Jen’s Choice

Jen’s Choice

1. Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Amazon * Goodreads
If a series has more books than thee books then I find myself needing the romance to play a more dominant role.  And while this series is still one of my favorites, and I loved Mac and Barrons, the element of romance was definitely lacking for me.  So I can’t ever see myself reading these books again.

2. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Amazon * Goodreads
I loved this trilogy.  And I more than got why it had to end the way it did.  I think I was one of the rare ones, since I thought it ended the way it should.  But I have no desire to revisit the inevitable heartache all over again.


Jen’s Choice
 
Chelsea’s Choice

3. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
Amazon * Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book!  It was beautiful, enchanting and I swore it would become one of my favorite series.  Ever.  But the last book RUINED this series for me.  It was nothing like the first book I fell in love with and I was left extremely bitter and angry about the ending.  Yes I know I’m emotional lol.  So not only will I not ever pick this book back up again but I will never read anything by this author again too.

4. Love Show by Audrey Bell
Amazon * Goodreads
Jack was one of the most EPIC boys ever….and I believe he was truly screwed over in this story. It sold him short and this book broke me into a million pieces. Yes-it has a HEA. No. It did not make me happy [after the shit show in the end]. Sometimes one moment alters a whole novel-this is the case here, unfortunately. #BITTER.


Chelsea’s Choice

Chelsea’s Choice

5. Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Amaon * Goodreads
Amazing book. Amazing boy. Amazing story. I fell hard. I fell fast. Author changed my boy’s personality to the point of no recognition. AUTHOR IS ON AUTO DO-NOT-READ list. Chelsea is FURIOUS. #BITTERER  (Jen agrees with this too!)

6. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Amazon * Goodreads
Yeah, random. I literally JUST saw this movie playing on tv yesterday…was so excited Because I loved the book AND movie…until I started watching and realized I now am married AND have a girl AND-when I saw him moving on with another woman and they start talking about his dead wife (he also has children)-I can’t 🙌. Just can’t. Tap out. I started BAWLING. #DidISayBitter ?


Chelsea’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

7. Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine
Amazon * Goodreads
This series, frankly, is really only a case of being underwhelmed by the final book and everyone else I read it with LOVING THE END. Nothing kills a reading boner like being  the loser in the group wondering why you’re broken lol. #NotSoBitter

8. Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt
Amazon * Goodreads
This is one of those books and series that people either loved or hated when it came out.  I personally am OBSESSED  with Elle Kennedy’s writing (who is half of the Erin Watt pseudonym) but this series turned a little too wildly unbelievable and dramatic with people mysteriously coming back from the dead and even just the blown up reputation of the Royal boys for me to make any recs.  


Arielle’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

9. The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
Amazon * Goodreads

Don’t get me wrong, I ate these books up when they came out during the time of the dystopian craze.  It was a fresh new premise that no one had really done before but in the end, Cass didn’t pull it off to my liking.  There wasn’t nearly enough world building and I felt like there was way too much skipped over and left unexplained in favor of the romance (which to me isn’t really what dystopians are all about).

10. Evermore (The Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel
Amazon * Goodreads
It’s been so long since I’ve originally read this series that I can’t even really tell you what they were about.  I do know that I read them as soon as they each came out and loved them at the time but when I stumbled across them on one of my shelves on Goodreads, the ONLY thing I could remember was that the two main characters spend the ENITRE series trying to reverse this weird curse in which they hadn’t been able to have skin-to-skin contact so they could pick up where they had been disrupted by some ordeal in the first book and have sex–I wish I was kidding.

 

So these are the Books We Loved but Will Never Re-Read. Do you have any of these books on your won’t-ever-read-again-list?  Or are you upset to see any of them on here….like we were with each other lol!

TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books On Our Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This week is What’s On Our Spring TBR. And they are……

 

Jen’s Review

Jen’s Choice

1. The Prophecy (Titan #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Releases 3/20)

Amazon * Goodreads

2. The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder by Cookie O’Gorman
(Releases 4/05)
Goodreads


Arielle’s Choice
 
Chelsea’s Choice

3. Rebel Heir (The Rush #1) by Vi Keeland (Goodreads Author) & Penelope Ward
(Releases 4/09)
Amazon * Goodreads


4. The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth
(Releases 4/10)
Amazon * Goodreads


Chelsea’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

5. Inferno (Talon #5) by Julie Kagawa
(Releases 4/24)
Amaon * Goodreads

6. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas
(Releases 5/01)
Amazon * Goodreads


Jen’s Choice

Chelsea’s Choice

7. Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts
(Releases 5/01)
Amazon * Goodreads

8. War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard
(Releases 5/15)
Amazon * Goodreads


Arielle’s Review


Jen’s Choice

9. Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
(Releases 5/22)
Amazon * Goodreads

10. Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne
(Releases 5/22)
Amazon * Goodreads


Arielle’s Review

Chelsea’s Choice

11.  Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
(Releases 5/29)
Amazon * Goodreads

12. A Reaper at the Gates (Ember Quartet #3) by Sabaa Tahir
(Releases 6/12)
Amazon * Goodreads

So these are What’s On Our Spring TBR.  Do you have any of these books on your TBR too?  If not, then what’s on your TBR?

TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books That Surprised Us, In A Good Way

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This week is Books That Surprised Us, In A Good Way.  And they are……

 

Arielle’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Amazon * Goodreads
This book is a prime example of why you SHOULD NOT judge a book by it’s cover–and boy am I still kicking myself in the butt over it.  There is nothing cheesy or cartoon-y about these characters.  Lucy is a hilarious little spitfire and Josh is the epitome of big and broody with a secret heart of gold.  Let’s just say that when I finished I IMMEDIATELY started re-reading.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Amazon * Goodreads
After not being impressed with book one, I picked this book up about a month after it came out….and have read it eight times since.  There is something about Feyre’s journey through her PTSD and coming out on the other side an entirely changed and healed person that really got to me and probably will forever.  And come on, who could ever resist Rhys and the Night Court?! Certainly not me.


Arielle’s Review
 
Jen’s Review

3. The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #1) by Katherine Locke
Amazon * Goodreads

I requested an ARC of this purely on a whim.  I have always *liked* historical fiction but it has never been my go-to on any occasion.  Thank God I decided to read this though because I was swept up into this world of magic and East Berlin circa 1980s–something I had never known about previously.  The history and relationships and story line were pure. Freaking. Gold.

4. The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa
Amazon * Goodreads
The first book of this series made me pause.  I loved the beginning and the end of it, but the middle?  With all of the creatures?  That was a little outside my comfort zone.  Yet I loved the characters, so I picked up this next book.  And my love for this series was cemented.  The characters, the writing, the emotions that made my heart soar and cry, it was all so breathtaking.  This became one of my favorite series ever!


Jen’s Review

Jen’s Review

5. The Vincent Boys: Extended and Uncut (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi Glines
Amazon * Goodreads
Normally I loathe books about cheating.  It’s all very black and white to me.  But a friend told me to have faith, so I picked this book up.  And I was shocked when I realized how much I wanted Ash and Beau to cheat. I wanted to see them together, because their friendship was beautiful and their chemistry was addicting.  And the other relationship?  You’ll see what I mean…..so yes, this book was a complete surprise!

6. Full Tilt (Full Tilt, #1) by Emma Scott
Amazon * Goodreads
A book where one of the leads is most likely to die?  No.  I couldn’t handle that.  Yet again, I put my trust in a friend and I started this book.  And I fell madly in love.  So I must advise you to step into this story at your own risk, because your heart will definitely be on the line and put through the wringer. But it’s worth it. I swear. It’s more than worth it.


Jen’s Review

Chelsea’s Review

7. About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay, #5) by Jill Shalvis
Amazon * Goodreads
I liked Jill Shalvis books, but none of them made me feel completely and utterly addicted to the story-line.  Until I read Joe and Kylie’s story.  They captured my heart, the sexual tension between the two of them was scorching hot, and I could not put this book down!

8. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Amazon * Goodreads
A book so out of my comfort zone I had no hope of even enjoying…it became an instant unforgettable favorite because of Rook and Isobel’s amazing journey-together. 


Chelsea’s Choice
 
Chelsea’s Choice

9. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Amazon * Goodreads

l literally, LITERALLY, picked this out at the last minute, thinking all the while that it wasn’t that impressive. Until it was. Until it killed me with feels. Until I STILL CANNOT STOP REMEMBERING IT EVERY DAY. 

10. #Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert
Amazon * Goodreads

What can I say??? This book was just supposed to be a fun little read-then Romeo BECAME MY LIFE, and soon became my number one [new] BBF of 2017. Simply unforgettable, to me. 
 

 

So these are our Books That Surprised Us, In A Good Way.  Did you feel the same way as us?  If not, then what books surprised you in a good way?

TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Could Re-read Forever

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This week is Books We Could Re-read Forever.  These are the stories that we love with our whole heart and soul.  And these are the books that we wish all of our friends would pick up and read.  We can’t help but gush about these books that constantly beg us to pick them up again and again.  So here are our top twelve Books We Could Re-read Forever.

 

Chelsea’s Review

Chelsea’s Review

1. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
Amazon * Goodreads
No matter how many times I pick this series up, it enraptures and ensures me.  And I’ll never forget that this is the series that helped me to become obsessed with reading AGAIN-I’ll be forever grateful.

2. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
Amazon * Goodreads
My snarky Raffe never ceases to put a smile on my face, and his and Penryn’s relationship from hate-to-love is unforgettable.  I don’t think I could ever be tired of this story. 


Chelsea’s Review
 
Chelsea’s Review

3. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Amazon * Goodreads

Kaz.  Kaz’s cunning, amazing, deceptive nature…it takes my breath away EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.  I think about this book so frequently it’s ridiculous-it will always be a forever favorite.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab)
Amazon * Goodreads
This book was one that took me wholly by surprise.  I met Kell and my heart went crazy (much like when I met Kaz in Six of Crows-it was instant), making this yet another book that stole my heart in less than a moment.  This story will always be one I could read over and over again to lift my spirits. 


Arielle’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

5. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Amazon * Goodreads
After reading this book (and then immediately re-reading) I can easily say that it’s my favorite book of all time.  While I didn’t fall head over heels with the first book in the series, Feyre’s journey to emotional healing and finding her mate in this one was too addicting.  Plus you can’t mess around with the hilariously, loveable squad that is the Night Court.

6. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Amazon * Goodreads
Who doesn’t love this book?!  It’s a classic fairy tale/ fantasy about a young woman who ends up breaking her own curse because of her strength, bravery, and love.  There are fairy godmothers, mythical creatures, a couple of nasty step sisters, AND one dashing Prince Char.  What more could you want?


Arielle’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

7. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Amazon * Goodreads
I couldn’t NOT add these to my list.  Even though I haven’t read them in what feels like years, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve read and re-read these babies in the past.  These books are one of the main reasons I fell in love with reading.  I CAN’T wait to read them with my daughter someday.

8. The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
Amazon * Goodreads
I have two words for you: William Herondale.  Only slightly joking there, but in all honesty, I have always loved books set in Victorian England.  There’s something so magical about that time and place.  Plus I can relate to the MC Tessa in numerous different ways, the main one being that she loves her books just as much as I do.


Jen’s Review
 
Jen’s Review

9. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Amazon * Goodreads

Daemon Black will always be the one that I will hold all other BBFs against. His infuriating smug sexiness and bad-ass sexy self was so swoon worthy.  And Katy turned into someone that I not only truly respected but is one of my favorite heroines.  Together they are giggle inducing, their chemistry is through the roof hot, and they still have those moments that make you sigh and melt into a puddle.  I love this series so much!

10. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Amazon * Goodreads
Hate to love that was beautifully done!  I was obsessed with Ryen, who 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  This book was insanely seductive and emotionally raw and soooo addicting!


Jen’s Review
 
Jen’s Review

11. Come Back to Me (Come Back to Me #1) by Mila Gray
Amazon * Goodreads
I loved this story of forbidden love and falling in love for the first time.  It slowly enraptured my heart and I fell hard for Kit & Jessa’s story.  A month doesn’t go by where I don’t grab this book and read a scene here and there to feel all of their emotions it all over again.

12. The Union (The Union #1) by T.H. Hernandez
Amazon * Goodreads
Cyrus was sweet, patient and was someone that was discreetly captivating and pulled you in.  He gave me butterflies and also made me smile and swoon.  And when you add in romance, action, torture, twists, friendship and political intrigue filling the pages, well then it’s no wonder how many times I have picked up this series again and again!  

 

So these are our Books We Could Re-read Forever.  Are you obsessed about any of these books or series too?  Or do you have them on your tbr?  If not, then what books are you obsessed about?

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