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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cinder By Marissa Meyer

Hey everyone, I hope those who celebrated Thanksgiving had a thankful and memorable holiday! Today, I have a futuristic sci-fi fairy-tale retelling to share with you today.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Imagine a world, where androids and humans coexist but, not equally

Cinder is a talented mechanic who happens to be a cyborg. She resides in New Beijing, where she lives with her horrid stepmother and two stepsisters, where she is forced to do their bidding.

When the one kind stepsister, Peony, becomes ill with a deadly plague that riddles the world. Her wretched stepmother turns Cinder over to the government to assist in their research to find a cure. 

Meanwhile, there is another threat to Earth. This threat comes from the Lunar Queen, threatening war on New Beijing if her demands are not met. The Emperor has vowed to do everything he can to keep things politically peaceful and to rid the plague that has taken so many lives.

Is Cinder the key to saving the world?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! I switched back and forth between listening to the audio book and reading the actual book. When it comes to listening to audio books I am very picky about the narration. However, I found both forms of this story engaging. The writing is uniquely beautiful! I will be continuing with the series!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The One By Kiera Cass

Hey everyone, today I have the third installment of The Selection series to share with you. These books do not reiterate. So, you will need to read this series in order. (I reviewed The Selection on October 12, 2015 and the second installment, The Elite, on November 01, 2015) 

The One by Kiera Cass

The clock has almost wind down for Maxon to choose his wife and the next queen.


Will the Rebels wait that long?

The country is growing more impatient with the way things are. Tensions are higher than ever and every time America Singer is in the spotlight, she makes bold statements and takes revolutionary actions.

Is America the problem or the solution?

The King has his way of rule, but does his son share those views?

Politics aside, America has to decide once and for all where her heart truly lies.

In the beginning we learned that America and Aspen were childhood sweethearts, with plans to be married.


Then, The Selection happens.

Has Maxon changed her heart?

In the end, Maxon will be the one to decide their fate.

I LOVED this book! I was sad and shocked a few times. The book was fast paced and wrapped up nicely. This book is my favorite of the three. Not because the final woman was chosen, but because of the action, adventure and the insight into the girls' demeanor.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Queen B* and the Homecoming King By Crista McHugh

Hey everyone, I am back again this evening with another book to tell you about. This book is book three of a series, The Queen B* and the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh  This book kicks off where the other book leaves off. So, if you have yet to read Confessions of a Queen B* (reviewed on May 31, 2015) and The Queen B* Strikes Back (reviewed on October 2, 2015) Please do not read any further until doing so to avoid spoilers. 

The Queen B* and the Homecoming King by Crista McHugh

Alexis and Brett are back! 

Alexis is ready to make it official that they are boyfriend/girlfriend.


The Queen B* has three rules:

1. No obligations to spend every waking moment with each other. 
2. No public displays of affection during school.
3. She refuses to attend the Homecoming dance.

However, Brett is a very determined person and does not give in easily..

Life is constantly throwing Spirals.

Will the Power Couple remain strong and catch all the Spirals being thrown their way?


Will they end up calling a Time-Out?

Crista McHugh has done it again! I LOVED this book! This book has surprises as well as predictable moments BUT the predictable moments do not take away from the enjoyment of the story. I have certainly enjoyed the characters in this series from their personalities to their individual growth. This was a fun read!

(said to be released December 01, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

Hey everyone, today I have a sweet coming of age story to share with you!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twin sisters who have always been close. They did everything together including writing Simon Snow fan fiction together.

However, as the two head off to college Wren is determined to meet new people and have some new experiences of her own.

College is a new chapter in life everyone is nervous to begin but, Cath thought the two would get through it together.

Instead, they each have a dorm-mate who is not their sister. Wren cut her hair, and does not seem to have time for her and Cath is hiding out in her room trying to survive on protein bars.

Until, her dorm-mate Reagan and Reagan's friend force her out of her shell.

When you are at your best everyone is there for you but, when you are experiencing  your most challenging moments in life you find out where their loyalty really lies.

In-between learning of Cath and Wren's journey, this book also gives you glimpses of the Simon Snow fan fiction Cath is writing.

I REALLY enjoyed this book! I loved that the author was able to take two different college experiences and show personal growth towards adulthood for both Cath and Wren. I think most college age people could relate to this book in some way or another. I also find it unique that the author was able to give us glimpses into the Simon Snow world throughout the story. My only complaint is that I wish an epilogue had been written.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Angelfall By Susan E.E.

Hey everyone, today I have a unique apocalyptic read to share with you!

Angelfall by Susan E.E.

One might think, if Angels came down to Earth, it would be an extraordinary occurrence. However, things may have been bad before but, when the Angels arrived it became Hell on Earth. They have rained down destruction and hunger among the humans.

As Penryn and her family are struggling to survive they find themselves in the middle of an Angel fight. One of the warrior like Angels, Raffe, gets his wings cut off. Before the other angels leave one of their own for dead, they take Penryn's little sister with them.

Now, she is even more determined to survive and to rescue her sister. For this to be slightly possible, she must work with Raffe.

Raffe, has his own agenda, to get his wings reattached.

The unlikely duo will have to work together to survive.

Will their individual desires turn into suicide missions?

I enjoyed this book and I appreciate the uniqueness of this read. The story was action packed and held my interest. This read is a bit graphic but, given the type of story that it is I feel it was necessary.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 9 By Colleen Hoover

Hey everyone, today I have a Wicked Read to share with you!

November 9 by Colleen Hoover 

Fallon is an eighteen year old girl who was badly burned in a house fire years ago, when her father forgot she was visiting with him during the incident. She was barely rescued in time, before the flames claimed her life.

Even though her father has apologized multiple times, it does not erase the prominent scars that are forever on her face and body. Nor does it dissolve the bitter anger she has towards him.

Now, on November 9th, the nightmarish anniversary that changed her life forever and took her self confidence with it. She is sitting in a restaurant at a table with her dad. She was reluctant to come today but, she thought she should inform him that she will be leaving for New York tonight.

Her father was far from pleased to hear this news and was very unsupportive. As they were having this very unpleasant conversation, a guy named Ben, overheard how unkind her father was being and stepped right in to act as her fake boyfriend.

This impulsive act was the beginning of a mutual agreement to meet up every November 9th for five years. While also being each others support system towards their own career paths.

A lot can happen in five years.

What will become of Fallon and Ben?

Is Ben too good to be true?


Is he her soulmate?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! This book is one of my favorite books of all time! While I have LOVED every book of hers that I have read, she has outdone herself with November 9! This book made me feel happy. Then, it ripped out my heart, stomped on it and then put the pieces back together before giving it back to me! Honestly, I thought nothing could top her book, Confess. I was very wrong! If you only ever read one Colleen Hoover book, read this one! I would give it more than five stars if I could!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Never Never (Part One) By Colleen Hoover

Hey everyone, I have a short, but fun and mysterious read to share with you!

Never Never (Part One) by Colleen Hoover

Silas and Charlie are at their high school, when they both realize that they have no idea who they are. The only thing they remember, is how to do certain things and how to function.

Yet, as they wander through their lives they discover that they are childhood sweethearts with their own secrets and that there is bad blood between their families.

Why trying to figure out what happened, they are also trying to piece together who they once were and are trying to reinvent what they do not like about themselves.

Strange things go from odd to worse.

Things will be alright as long as they stick together. Right?

I LOVED this book! While reading this book I tried to put myself in their shoes. How would I feel if I suddenly did not have any memories or sense of self? Doing this, I think I was able to appreciate and enjoy this story that much more. I will be reading part two!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hopeless By Colleen Hoover (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, I am sorry I have been MIA for a few days. I have been getting over a cold. I rarely get sick, but when I do, it hits me extremely hard. Anyways, I have a very interesting read to share with you today!

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Sky is a seventeen year old, emotionally numb, girl who has been home schooled her entire academic life. As her senior year approaches, she has convinced her technology phobic adoptive mother, Karen, to allow her to attend public school her last year.

However, she will have to navigate the unknown world of public school alone, as her best friend, Six, is headed off to Italy.

Not only does she have to deal with being the new girl, but thanks to Six, she has quite the reputation to contend with.

One day, while checking out at the grocery store, she comes across the town bad boy, Dean Holder. He proceeds to follow her to the parking lot and demands to know her name. She finally gives in and when he's taken back by her response, she shows him her ID. He apologizes and claims he thought she was someone else.

Even though he makes her irritated and nervous, she cannot deny that this infuriating guy makes her feel butterflies and a connection she has never felt before. She has been warned by Six that he is trouble and she tries to maintain her distance but, he is determined to know everything about her.

As they learn more about each other, pieces of herself start to unravel and Holder maybe the key to putting herself together.


Will she ever be the same?

I LOVED this book! This book pulled me in from beginning to end. I loved the characters too. This book was fast paced and it certainly had its shock and awe moments. I have heard mixed feelings about this book and I wanted to find out what my take was. I am so glad I did! I have loved every book that I have read by Colleen Hoover, thus far!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, November 1, 2015

*Graphic Novel: Alex + Ada By Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, the graphic novel I will be sharing with you today is a futuristic, sci-fi drama.

Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn

Alex is struggling to move on from a bad break up. So, for his birthday his grandmother decides to surprise him with an extremely expensive robotic companion. While he's not fond of the idea, he decides to give her a name and try her out.

As he gets use to Ada, he likes her more and more but desires her to be more human with her own thoughts and opinions. Instead of hanging on his every whim. He almost returns her to the manufacturer, but does not have the heart.

He investigates to find out if it is possible to make her more human.

It is possible.


Doing so is not without its risks


While robots are helpful, most people are not ready for humans and robots to coexist.

I LOVED THIS SERIES AND THE ART! I have read volumes 1 & 2 and I can NOT wait to read volume 3!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

*Graphic Novel: Sex Criminals By Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, The next graphic novel I am sharing with you today is Sex Criminals.

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Suzie is an average girl but the ability she is able to do is anything but.

Suzie freezes time every time she has sex. She starts to investigate what is happening to her. She begins to think she is the only one who has this unique ability. Until, she meets Jon.

The two of them decide to take advantage of their ability and commit bank robberies. After all, they couldn't possibly get caught could they?

I have read both volumes that are out right now. While the story is crazy and ridiculous I did really enjoy this hilarious series! The art was beautiful!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

The Elite By Kiera Cass

Hey everyone, I am back with a sequel, The Elite. (I reviewed the first one, The Selection, on October 12th.) You will need to read this series in order. The Elite picks up where The Selection leaves off.

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The prince of Illea is looking for his bride. The thirty-five competing for the crown and his heart have been narrowed down to six.

America Singer, seems to be the favorite of the Prince thus far but her heart is still torn between Prince Maxon and her childhood love, Aspen.

She has always been out right with her emotions and straightforward  with her views, but will one move be a step too far? 

Will the choice be made for her, before she decides where her heart truly lies? 

I REALLY enjoyed this book! While this book was a bit nerve racking at times, this book was very entertaining! I will be picking up the next book in the series, The One.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman  

*Graphic Novel: Morning Glories By Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma (Adult Only)

Hey everyone, as of today I will be reviewing graphic novels as well as books! The first graphic novel I will be telling you about is a five star, Wicked Read!

Morning Glories by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma

Morning Glory Academy, is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. However, it is unlike any other school. The six kids who are accepted all have the same date of birth. They are each made to go to sleep during the ride there and when they arrive they quickly learn there are dark and sinister acts going on behind its walls.

What will be the price for the answers they seek?

Will they ever escape or are they trapped like mice in a cage?

I have only read Vol 1 & 2. I am currently in the middle of Vol 3. I LOVE this series! The story is unique, creative and fast paced! I LOVE the art! It is very well done! I will be continuing on with this series for sure!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman