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Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace

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Blurb:

Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother’s affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she’s planned. She’s planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity. 

Dallas Brown lives according to his own terms. He doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn’t live up to anyone’s expectations. 

When Carmyn’s fiancé cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can’t seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she’d planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders. 

As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.

*What I thought: 4 out of 5 stars

read: 09/14

I liked it. It was nothing too spectacular. It was a good, quick read that was enjoyable for the most part. It’s sticking with the same theme most NA books do though. Guy with a notorious reputation getting with a girl that’s the opposite. At least we know about their background’s in the beginning unlike most. 

The story was told between Dallas and Carmyn (which because of the spelling, I kept on wanting to call her Camryn). They were likable throughout the book…well I take that back. Carmyn had that pushy moment when I didn’t like her. Other than that, they were great. 

I liked how the at the ending, it completed their story. There is nothing left to keep guessing at or anything. So if you want a book that won’t take long and has some sexy time, this is the book. 

*I received this book from NetGalley*

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Blurb:

It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

*What I thought: 4.5 out of 5 stars

read: 09/14

I really like this book. It did take me a little bit to get into in the beginning. I had to get used to how the story was written. It gave me the feeling like I was sitting in a circle during story-time. Different but neat. The storyteller, yes I said storyteller, told the life of Liesel. For when the teller first saw her on train, to her life during Hitler’s rule, and to her story’s end.

There was a lot of back and forth going on. In a chapter there would be a brief mention of something then a few chapters later, it would go into more detail of it. Also, there were no surprises. He would spoil it especially when something that was major going to happen. Different but not bad. I’m kinda glad because it probably would have made me mad when I got to that part. 

So yeah, I’ll end this with a quote that I liked from the book.
"When death captures me," the boy vowed, "he will feel my fist on his face." -Max

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