Jaime Reed Ú 7 READ & DOWNLOADNd to have heart attacks after kissing him that she likes him I often wondered why girls were attracted to dangerous mysterious men The answer was simple It s exciting and provactive They re constantly on edge nothing s ever boring and danger War Girls is a turn on Yes I can get behind this but again Samara doesn t lose all common sense When her well ordered world starts running amok she doesn t get all weepy and dependent upon hot guy du jour to save her life Samara doesn t get mad She gets mad AND even Outside of Samara one of the most engaging characters was Nadine a Polish exchange student too beautiful for words but who nursed a definite streak of sarcasm You know those t shirts that read Sarcasm Just One of the Many Services I Offer I could easily envison her wearing one I hate those Elmo goth kids she griped What self respecting sociopath drinks chai anyway What do they know about real torment Let them survive a concentration camp and then they can complainIt s called emo I corrected her And your grandparents didn t even get to the camp before the US troops camenNadine moved to the back counter and checked the timers on the coffeepots It s still torment And Hieroglyphen lesen. if you say emo I say Elmo because they are eually childishOkay so I haven t said much about Caleb That s not because he s not likeable and sympathetic Hes Something about him goes above and beyond that mysterious hawt boy stalker du jour and As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant it s not his paranormal origins Even without them he s still a fully fleshed character He s open to a point honest and self depreciating Thiss a guy who can laugh at himself and the absurdity of his situation He s also strong enough to protect Samara and wise enough to know when to back the hell off and let her handle herself I like that Unlike a lot of so called paranormal heroes he s not watching her sleep or messing with the engine of her car to keep her from harmIn spite of this being a paranormal YA romance Ms Reed gleefully and cheerfully skewers many of Lesson Planning and Classroom Management its conventionsncluding a not so subtle and well deseved dig at the Twilight books and The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II its attendant and scary fanbase Those of us who absoutely loathed those books and the rash of copycats will sympathize with Samara Nicole Caleb and the rest of the Buncha Books staff who have to suffer through the slavish devotion such dreck has engendered not just amongst teen girls but their momsThe other big reasons for five starst s an The Nightmare Garden interracial YA romance something theresn t enough of Samara and Caleb are a couple I liked reading about because they felt real Look to the Mountain in spite of the paranormal elements The other reasons No Cover Fail Yes Virginia that s actually a black girl on the cover of the book with a white boy Take that all you mainstream publishers who think whitewashing covers s a good business modelIn short f you re a YA reader who s been waiting for a heroine worth the name then Samara Marshall The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond is your girl and Living Violets the book Come on Ms Reed hurry up with volume 2 I recently participated The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) in a giveaway and won this book as a result It s a few years old but I figured What the heck I ll read and reviewt anyways Interesting Enough I Actually Came Across This enough I actually came across this back n 2012 when I was looking for something new to read and for reasons
Unknown Or Forgotten Ior forgotten I not to buy and read t It s a decision I regret as this book wasn t half badDougie s body went stiff and on high alert Did he try somethingI turned to him Relax He hasn t done anything Don t strain yourself I d hate to have you bust some of your stitchesI think what I liked most about this book was the diverse cultural backgrounds of the lead characters I seldom see paranormal romance stories that have a protagonist who Mayan Strawberries is of a different ethnicity other than Caucasiann addition to a story that Bill Gates (Up Close) is well written and lacks the ever present cheese fest so many novels of the romance genre possessChad chad noun A young Anglo American malewith athletic build typically named Chad whos very popular with the opposite sex and usually the alpha male of a social group Chad ate often found Mistaken Mistress in fraternities tailgate parties sporting events and anywheren the vicinity of a light beer kegger Staple attire consists of the following baseball cap wife beater undershirt or T shirt with Bunny: A Novel ironic slogan cargo shorts and leather sandals Prone to utternappropriate phrases like What s up bro or Yo dogI m a sucker for great humor and some witty remarks For some reason I find that t endears the characters to me Sam our POV character and heroine seems to be the heavyweight champion n that department Samara or Sam comes from a mixed parentage I disliked her constant complaints of her ethnicity there s nothing unpleasant than reading from the point of view of a character who hates herhimself She clearly has some racial programming going on But The Great Smog of India it was great to see Sam be of a challenge and notmmediately fall at Caleb s feet and profess her undying love like some love sick puppy Despite Caleb our hero and Sam s love nterest being a bit supernatural he s not your stereotypical guy He s not the uber hot dark and brooding dude like you ll see n Vampire Diaries or God forbid Twilight but that The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is probably an unfair comparison as they are vampires and Calebs something else entirely Never the less he s still a really cool guyFor some reason I though of that Valtrex commercial where the couple skips along the beach despite the fact that one of them has a highly contagious ncurable disease I Popular Hits imagined Caleb and men that situationWe re holding hands and he looks at the camera an have a demonic parasiteAnd I don t I say with a smile Nadine s the secondary character and also Sam s best friend who. D work to save up cash for her dream car Summer romance s not on her to do list but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co worker Caleb Baker s From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him Samara s the. Surprisingly has something suspiciously strange about heryou ll have to read to find out I will say that Nadine naming her pet Lilith garnered a serious head shake and side eye from me My first reaction was to say really how apt that name The Creative Habit isDo I look like a Happy Meal to you He s not feeding off me SamI really do wish I had read this before butt The Rest of the Story is whatt s Decent writing and some nteresting plot twists I might read the next book n the series so check back with me later Happy reading all Fun fast reading not the best out there but great when you are bored Don t expect much from t but rather try to read Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand it with open mind 255 Stars This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS This just wasn t my kind of book I kind of knew that after reading the synopsis but I decided to give this book a chance for three reasons 1 The book has a high average rating and very positive reviews 2 The MCs biracial and that s so rarely seen n paranormal YA even rarer at the time of this book s publication 3 I owned copies of the entire series Unfortunately I wasn t a fan of this bookSamara or Sam The Tears of Eros is a bit suspicious of her coworker Caleb He has a revolving door of ladies and when Sam catches him making up with a customern the shelves she s not surprised But then the woman turns up dead She wants to get to the bottom of this and she ends up sort of going on a date with Caleb When women turn up dead and Sam starts noticing how oddly women act around Caleb she starts finding up that there s going onI downloaded this ebook n 2012 In 2012 I was still devouring YA paranormal I don t read much Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success in YA paranormal any andf I do I am looking for uniue A Life in Two Worlds ideas Maybe with some spookiness and I am not so muchnterested The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in the romance This book starts with the plotline that I ve seen so many timesn which the main girl meets a guy who The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is secretly a paranormal being As I said so many things about the synopsis were off putting to me I don t liket when a synopsis makes t clear that a boy s changing a girl s life It bothers me when Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species it pays certain attention to the guy s eyes and how women are so attracted to him From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him Caleb s eye color turns out to be violet and yeah that sn the title but I hate seeing violet eyes Feminisms at a Millennium in books For some reasont s so common Gwydion's Dawn in paranormal YA andt s always used as a symbol for a character being specialI will say that while the general premise girl meets secret paranormal boy s not new there are new deas here The paranormal entity Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung is this books not one I ve seen much of Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel in YA and I do think Reed did a new take ont But not much seemed to happen Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon in this book Eventually the plot picked up near the climax of the book but looking back at the book now not a whole lot happened Theres the progression of Caleb and Sam s relationship and Sam figuring out Caleb s abilities but most of the book felt Like For Instance Both filler For El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! instance both and Caleb work a bookstore and the bookstore employees meet every so often to pick a staff pick Staff members summarize a fictional book and give their opinions ont so everyone can vote We see two of these meetings and there was no reason for Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana it I m not kidding we hear full plot summaries for books that don t even exist The only reason we see these sessionss because the author wanted to make fun of Twilight One of the staff loves a YA paranormal book similar to Twilight which Sam makes fun of I don t like Twilight but t didn t sit well with me that this was put nto the book I think A Mistaken Match it was supposed to be funny that Sam hates this Twilight esue book when shes Lodz involved with a paranormal boy butt didn t come across as funny to me It also bothered me that she makes fun of adults who read YA booksSam was an okay character She does have some witty lines but sometimes t rubbed me the wrong way Like her sarcastic comments at the adults liking YA or the fact that she used the word retarded She s a strong character The Diminished in spirit standing up for others at times I also like how the book tried to showcase her family life and hernteractions with her family Sometimes I feel like parents get pushed around n YA paranormal Sam s shown as a bit special and different though She s not as susceptible to Caleb s charms This s explained that t s because she Claimed by a Cowboy is closed off ands a virginI wasn t really a big fan of the romance I m really picky about romance Discipline in books and I don t really go for romancen books any The romance Claim the Night (The Claiming in this book made me cringe I admitt was sweet at times but the romance was very uick Sam went from being annoyed with Caleb to liking Caleb very uickly I love hate to love romances but Claimed by Desire it has to be a slow one I also don t like lust based romances and because of Caleb s abilities there was lustnvolved n the storyline I mentioned "how I don t like books featuring love nterests that every other " I don t like books featuring love Accidental Bodyguard interests that every other wants In other bookst makes me sick because t shows girls as only wanting a boyfriend and competing with eachother Thankfully this book didn t do that It did not read as very toxic examples as girls and t s explained that the attraction Mehr als das is due to Caleb s abilities not any uber hotness Still I thoughtt was odd that every girl would be The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, interested besides Sam IN CONCLUSION Overall this wasn t my cup of tea I should have known that before readingt but I was hopeful There wasn t anything really new Abby and the Bachelor Cop in YA paranormal to me the romance made me cringe and not enough happenedn the story I think there are people who may enjoy this series as evident from the ratings but Eye to Eye it was disappointing for me I won t be continuing the series. Only one to sense danger behind his smileBut Caleb's secrets are drawing Samaranto a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival And as a sinister power closes Accidentally Expecting in on those she loves Samara must take a risk that will change her life foreveror consumet. Yay another YA IR novelThis was soooooooooooo goooooooood I m not kidding around here I loved this book I have never read a book about Succubus or Incubus s or Cambions this was a good way to get me hooked on them I loved every minute of reading this These characters just jumped off the page and nto my lap as I read about them on my kindle I was succubused n lol I couldn t put Herzrivalen it down readt n a day then went on to the second book and finished that the next day Every character was easy to love SamaraSam was like the best ya heroine I have ever read Living Violet s a fun and nvigorating new paranormal book from Jaime Reed It tells the story of a teenage girl named Sam who works at a bookstore where mysterious things have begun to happen Her co worker Caleb s strangely alluring and she finds herself nexplicably drawn to his tempting violet colored eyes B This book was AMAZING I loved every minute of this story and can t wait for the second book I love Samara She s smart funny caring and pretty badass She doesn t let people boss her around and she stands up for what she believes n You can t ask for n heroine than Samara Caleb s funny and you can tell he cares a lot for Samara I love that Jamie Reed didn t make Caleb your typical Hottest most perfect guy n the world like a lot of YA books do I like that she made him Before you askno not one vampire n sight I would say YAY but I m afraid my house might get burned down This Always Look Twice is a fantastically fun YA paranormal thats a truly exciting debut for this author Samara Marshall All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night is fun entertaining sarcastic and spends a great deal of her time watching her best friend Mia beat the heck out of her boyfriend Dougie In fact that s exactly what she s doing when our story opens sitting on the hood of a car downing a Big Gulp and watching the action Samara worksnside Buncha Books at the Cuppa Joe coffee shop that s located Any Man Of Mine in the back of the bookstore Nadine a polish exchange students Ok so this was definitely not a great book but Annalee And The Lawman it was exactly what I neededI honestly don t knowf the writing was so forced or The Apollonides Mistress Scandal if the problem was the translation Because a lot was translated uite literally whent really doesn t work n german So I m thinking maybe the english original s better Anyway I got what I wanted and I had a lot Anything For His Son if fun I thought this book was fantastic It was not what I was expecting butt gave me a big smile on my face Whenever I read book about a succubus Anticipation it s always about a girl Notn this book We have a boy succubus who s struggling with who and what he s And that folks makes for an awesome readLike I said before this book s so cool I am so happy that I got to read the story of this young mans life and his struggles One thing I enjoyed about this book s the great tale of what he s and how he came to be I loved the back ro Love ndulged the masochist Truer words have never been spoken f I do say so myself It s a philosophy that has kept me sane for as long as I can remember and helped me the weirdest summer
of my life on the flip side tmy life On THE FLIP SIDE IT VERY ENTERTAINING WHAT LOVE flip ANNIE AND THE PRINCE it s very entertaining what love make people do It s a great way to spend your lunch breakThis wry and witty observation opens up the amazing first novel by Jaime Reed Living Violet and explains whyt deserves than a measly five stars Samara Marshall the narrator and author of the above excerpt The Single Dad's Redemption is the kind of heroine many of us who love YA and who miss thentelligent and take charge type have sorely missed The YA genre seems to have gone out of A Christmas Affair its way to turn the clock back on strong and self sufficient heroines optingnstead for weak vacillating and co dependent girls who have no reason to exist save as a foil for the attendant mysterious hawt boy du jour Thankfully Samara s smart funny wry and tough as all get out Her behavior bears this observation out Samara speaks her mind yet sometimes overanalyzes things Whenever she s uncomfortable or trying to be funny she tends to speak Elizabethan uoting Shakespeare so cool She has goals beyond becoming the love nterest of the mysterious hawt boy stalker du jour She also has a circle of uirky friends who actually look like the rest of the world For Samara The Apple Orchard it s summer which means days spent working at Buncha Books saving up for a new car babysitting for her demon step siblings dealing with her single mother who s jumpingnto the dating pool once again while scaring Samara and her friends to death with Dateline episodes about stalkers and predators while also watching best friend Mia and her boyfriend Dougie suare off yet again When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son in another lover s uarrel For Samara loves just not worth all the attendant drama though she gets a huge kick out of observing what she and a few others consider better than reality televisionOf course such an dyllic summer comes to a screeching halt with the ntroduction of the mysteriously violet eyed Caleb Baker an somewhat shaggy emo boy with an almost unhealthy sugar kick and a knack for women throwing themselves at him for no good reason Samara s totally put off by his weirdness and t certainly doesn t help matters when she catches him lip locking a girl n the magazine aisle It also doesn t help matters when she notices his violet eyes glowing and some kind of rays coming from his fingers Now this s the moment most authors n this genre toss out all good sense and throw their heroines under the bus Suddenly everything that was good about the heroine goes to hell and t suddenly becomes all about the mysterious hot boy du jour Not Samara After a date or two and some very scary happenings centered around Caleb she realizes n spite of his arrogance his sweet tooth and the fact that women te. He's persuasive charming and way too mysterious And for Samara Marshall her co worker s everything she wants most and everything she most fearsSamara Marshall s determined to make the summer before her senior year the best ever Her plan enjoy downtime with friends an.