Mud Vein

by Tarryn Fisher
CreateSpace | March 8, 2014
          When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat...and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
Pay no mind to the cover. This book is great.


He Will Be My Ruin
K.A. Tucker

Atria Books | February 2, 2015
          Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker’s Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin.
          On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life-and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered. 


Little story: I was on Facebook, like always, and there was an ad for Loot Crate. The ad said EXCLUSIVE LABYRINTH SHIRT. I started screaming and running to my parents. After some Rockette kicking and climbing, I got to order The Quest Box. Dun Dun Dun.
Wrong Dun


I decided to pick up Vampire Academy after seeing the movie adaptation the night before. I wanted to reacquaint myself with the world, characters, relationships and "mythology". In other words, I wanted to meet Dimitri again, lol. I watched the movie, which goes against the book lover code, before I read the book. It's not that great of an adaptation by the way.


Too Late by Colleen Hoover
WattPad | March 30, 2016
Reaction: Oh lord... You need some Jesus. (Says the Atheist)
          Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
          Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
          Nothing will get in her way.
          Nothing except Carter.
          Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn't approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan's disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
          Nothing will get in his way.
          Nothing except Carter.



Archer's Voice
Mia Sheridan
Createspace | January 1, 2014
Status: Complete
          When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
          Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
I really didn't plan on reviewing this book because it's a romance book. I feel and think it's silly belittling a romance book. I know I'm not supposed to expect a profound, life changing piece of "literature", so critiquing the negatives about this book is wasting my breath. But here I am! Hypocrite Game Strong. I don't even know why I picked this book up or why it stayed on my TBR for so long.

I read a review saying this book will touch my heart and make me feel things all over, AKA my lady bits. I didn't feel much. There was cute fluff that made me smile. It pains me to admit this aloud. That's pretty much the extent of my feelings. There was also this AMAZING feeling: repulse. "Thank you" to my friend you recommended this book to me.


I discovered this band after receiving an email from Pandora about must-hear emerging artists. They're unabashedly over the top, retro fetishist, classic rockers from England. Their lead singer Luke Spiller is a cross between Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant. (Spotify description)

I really love this band. I love their classic rock sound because I love Bowie and Queen, Bowie especially. They have such a fun, party vibe going on, but they also have slightly somber pieces on this album. Roll Up, Could Have Been Me, Mary Go Around, The Ol' Switcheroo, She Makes Me Feel, Young Stars, Black Swan, These Times Are Changing, and Where Did She Go are some of my favorite tracks. Basically, this whole album is amazing.


The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3)
Marie Rutkoski
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux | March 29, 2016
Status: Complete
          War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she did for him.
          At least, that’s what he thinks.
          In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.
          But no one gets what they want just by wishing.
          As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?