#BookReview Chasing Rainbows NYC

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I feel like it has been years since I posted a blog, but in reality its only been a couple weeks! My family and I caught a really nasty cold and I was completely out of commission. Just to wake up in the mornings took all the energy out of me. I hate colds! Once one person in the household gets it, better believe it goes right down the line to everyone else. It is the worst feeling but thankfully it has passed. Now I am back and for my first blog I will be reviewing an ARC I received called “Chasing Rainbows NYC” by Eve Wing.

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My Thoughts:

Before I get into what I thought please be advised that this review DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS! 

Okay so right off the back we are presented with a murder. Housekeeper is cleaning a house and was expecting her employer to be back by a certain time as is her routine but she never shows. After calling the husband because she is worried, suddenly the bell rings and there are two detectives at the door. They let the housekeeper know that her employer was found murdered during her morning run in the park. Detectives search the house looking for clues as to who would want to kill Mrs. Gavrin. They find a safe with her diaries in it and take them to see if there may be clues in it.

Now I love a book that starts off with a bang, and of course a murder is just that. The rest of the book is her journals over the course of years. Now you dont really know that until the end because there is no real transition from that start to the next chapter. I was kind of confused because I couldn’t figure out what the relevance of the murder was to what was happening during the course of the book. Maybe 80 percent through I figured out that Ariella is the woman who was murdered in the beginning and Gael, Jesse, and later on her husband Gavrin where the suspects.

The detectives and the murder investigation are never mentioned again until the very end, and I feel the whole crime itself was anti-climatic. You don’t ever get to know how many years throughout the book has gone by, or how old the characters are (basically the timeline itself is kinda wishy-washy).

Most of the time I wanted to strangle the main character Ariella for allowing Gael and Jesse to mentally abuse her, because lets be honest that is exactly what went on in both of those relationships. Jesse was more of a violent abuse, and Gael was the sweet sexual kind of abuse. This is no love story by any means but I loved that about it. You do get tired of all the lovey dovey romance mysteries. Sometimes you need a book that makes you hate the relationships and situations the characters put themselves into. Ariella is DEFINITELY that character. She is so sex driven and when she doesn’t get it she becomes a complete mess! Her view of love for both these men is totally screwed up. I really thought that in the end she finally found a man that she was looking for and yet you find out she still continued to deal with both of those losers. Like really Ariella, REALLY?

Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It held my attention throughout, and if you can get me to talk to the characters while I am reading then that is a GREAT thing. I do think it lacked detail and needed a better timeline but nothing is perfect and those small things didn’t keep me from liking the story at all.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

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#Blogtober Horror Films🎃

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

On today’s agenda we have Horror Films!

Now I love horror films! My mom was really big on watching scary movies when I was younger. A lot of times she was too scared to watch them alone so I watch her movie buddy.

Now that I’m an adult I don’t watch as much anymore because I really how traumatizing it is to the young and I don’t want to do that to my child at such a young age, but…. once he becomes a teenager it’s on! Also, let’s be honest the new horror films are not horror all, its more gore then anything else. But let’s get to my pick of movies…

Interview With The Vampire

I absolutely love this movie, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I love the book. This movie has real vampires. Not the new age ones that can walk in the sun, and sparkle. These are true I need to kill and drink your blood and torment you vampires.

Bran Stoker’s Dracula

Okay I can admit the movie is not as great as the book but I do have a thing for vampires so it’s only right that I throw in the Vampire that I think really started the trend!

Halloween

Michael Myers scares the crap out of me! Even as a 31 year old adult I’m still terrified of him. No other slasher scares me like he does, not Jason, not Leatherface, not Freddy Kruger, none of them. I don’t know why he scares me so much but he does yet I can’t help but watch his movies over and over again.

The Lost Boys

Did I tell you guys how much I love vampires. And these vampires are definitely scary. And the theme song for this movie creeps me the hell out.

What are you Horror film picks? Let me know!

Until next time….

Peace, Love, and WATCH OUT THE KILLER IS BEHIND YOU’!!!!!

Just kidding 👻

#Blogtober Favorite Autumn Book Covers!

Hello my Fellow Bookworms!

It is day 15 of Blogtober and I can’t believe I am still going strong 💪! Today is my favorite autumn-ish book cover! Now I have to admit that 95% of the time it’s a book cover that draws me to pick it up! The other 5% we are not going to worry about 😉! But I’m all honesty I am definitely one of the terrible people who judge books by their cover. I know that is horrible but I’m only human and I am trying to break myself out of that nasty habit. I have read some books that were fantastic but the covers not so much.

Im rambling now but anyway here are some books, that I own, that I just love the covers of, and they feel totally autumn-ish to me!

Fates by Alyson Noel

Now the other book in this series is also gorgeous but has a winter theme cover. This one feels like fall and is beautiful. The birds remind me of leaves falling and blowing in the wind!

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Is creepy and reminds me of those fall/Halloween horror flix.

Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

This entire series of covers just feel really autumn-ish to me and it doesn’t help that the first time I read the series was during the fall.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤️

#Blogtober #BookReview Single Chicas Volume 1

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of “Single Chicas” from the author Sandra C. Lopez. I honestly really enjoyed the short stories. I’m usually not one to read a book full of short stories as I tend to lose interest very quickly but that was not the case with this book. This book contained 13 hilarious shorts that I think everyone would enjoy.

My Big Fat Fake Marriage was one of my favorites, although I so can relate to Always a Price. I think every Hispanic family either has a mechanic in the family or knows a guy. And let me tell you these mechanics gossip more than us women, LOL. Unfortunately for me I have TONS of mechanics in my family and they also all know a guy. The gossip and drama that goes on in their garages. O.M.G!! If you like funny stories then you should definitely pick this book up, You won’t regret it!

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Synopsis: Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you’re looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you’re better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas 

Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she’s never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.

About The Author!

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Born and raised in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, Sandra C. López is one of today’s influential Latina authors in Young Adult literature. Her first novel, “Esperanza: A Latina Story”, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college. Shortly after that, she wrote the follow up to “Esperanza” called “Beyond the Gardens”, published in October 2009. Now, this young writer is a full graduate of Cal State University Fullerton with a BFA in the arts. She was named as one of “2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch” by Latino Stories. 

Definitely look into her books. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for Volume 2!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#Blogtober Bookish Pumpkin Carvings

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I can’t believe we only have two weeks left in October. This went way to fast. Today I am in a little bit of a funk. I think I may be coming down with a cold but I didn’t want to miss out on #blogtober! I saw some really cool pictures of bookish pumpkin carvings and  thought I would share them with you all. I did not carve any of these pumpkins, they are all pictures I found on google while surfing the web.

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Pumpkin On! 

#Blogtober Halloween Treats 🎃

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I love Halloween! I love all the scary decorations, pumpkin picking, haunted hayrides, the costumes, and most importantly the treats! Last year I threw my son a Halloween sleep over and made homemade treats. So I just wanted to share with you all our treats.

Chocolate Covered Mummy Pretzels

Chocolate Pumpkin Lollipops

Jell-O Zombie Brains

Halloween Gummies

Frankenstein Rice Crispy Treats

These were so much fun to make! This year I’m planning another sleepover and will be adding some more homemade treats to the list! Let me know what your Halloween treats are.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! 🎃