Book Review | Lullabies by Lang Leav

Author: Lang Leav
Source: Borrowed
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Buy Links: Book Depository (free shipping)

P.S. I highly recommend buying the paperback version because I swear, you need to place it on your bedside ;D

Synopsis

A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure, Lullabies continues to explore the intricacies of love and loss.

Set to a musical theme, love’s poetic journey in this new, original collection begins with a Duet and travels through Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from the best-selling Love & Misadventure. Lang Leav’s evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.

Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist.
(Source: Goodreads)

Lullabies by Lang Leav Book Cover

Review

“Where were you?” She asked. “I have been searching all my life.”
“Stop looking for me,” Love replied, “and I will find you.”

A story that speaks from every girl (or guy’s) heart and innermost pain.

THIS BOOK. OMG ALL THE FEELS, GUYS! This book has totally own a place in my heart!

I have never tried reading poetry-verse-like sort of book in my entire life . . . well, not at least one that’s been written by a 21st century poet. It’s not because I don’t appreciate poetry but it’s because of a traumatic experience that I had with our English Lit teacher last year wherein we have to decode what’s the message of a long poem/narrative-poem thingy by I don’t know who.

“There is a tide that rolls away/ I want to make it stay.
A borrowed book sits on my shelf/ I want it for myself.
There are two old hands/ that move this clock/I want to make them stop.
There is a love you sold to me/I keep it under lock— and yet you hold the key.”

BUT THIS BOOK. THIS MAGNIFICENT MASTERPIECE tugged at my heartstrings and left me staring at the ceiling for hours, giggling, fangirling, squealing for no reason . . . or maybe there is. I just don’t know what.

What I absolutely loved about this book is that how it awfully gets under my skin and eventually pierced my heart then ultimately punctured all the vulnerable parts of my soul. Lullabies is a poetry-book written with raw emotions, simple but meaningful words that hits you straight to the core of your heart.

“It was a question I had worn on my lips for days – like a loose thread on my favourite sweater I couldn’t resist pulling – despite knowing it could all unravel around me.

“Do you love me?” I ask.

In your hesitation I found my answer.”

A beautiful book about love, loss, desire and yearning. Yes, it isn’t just about love.

It’s honestly creepy sometimes, though, how Leav’s words left me wondering how did she know, how she made the book awfully reminds me of someone and at the same of time, myself. Her words speak from the heart, so honest and breathtaking. But of course, you don’t have to be in love or heartbroken or even experience any of those—because once you read this captivating book (seriously, read it if you haven’t already, guys) you’ll be thrown into a roller coaster ride of emotions.

“She lends her pen,
to thoughts of him,
that flow from it,
in her solitary.

For she is his poet,
And he is her poetry.”

Rating: 5/5

Note: All quotes were taken from her book, Lullabies.

Cover Reveal | Uncontrollable by C.A. Harms

UNCONTROLLABLE

Author: CA Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Key West Series #3
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: September 15, 2015

– SYNOPSIS –

Avery Nolan’s father has never been a part of her life.

As a result, she finds herself becoming a caretaker. Always trying to please other people, willing to tuck her own concerns aside for the happiness of others.

She is selfless.

She is a nurturer.

On the outside, it appears Kade Thomas has it all, but no one can understand the guilt and ache he feels daily.

He is haunted by his past. 

Every time he closes his eyes, he finds himself reliving the same nightmare, over and over again.

He blames himself for the loss of Jenna.

He pushed her too far and she paid the price. 

Avery saw something special in Kade, from the first day she met him—she could feel it. 

But the darkness that consumes him is…

Uncontrollable.

Will she finally be the one to break down the walls he’s built around his heart and soul?

Or will she find some walls are just Indestructible…

– COVER DESIGNER –

Wicked by Design – Robin Harper
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– COVER PHOTOGRAPHER –

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– COVER MODEL –

RJ Ritchie
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– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-CA-Harms/354791947956151
Twitter: https://twitter.com/charms0814
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6895633.C_A_Harms
Limitless Publishing: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/c-a-harms/
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Cover Reveal | Touch Me Not by Apryl Baker

TOUCH ME NOT

A New Adult Romance by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Apryl Baker, releases this September through Limitless Publishing!

✰✰SYNOPSIS✰✰

A past tragedy has left Lily James burdened with a devastating secret…

Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.

Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…

Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.

But Lily raises the stakes…

Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.

In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.

If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? 

Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?

 ✰ GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26131858-touch-me-not

✰ ✰ ✰ MEET THE AUTHOR: APRYL BAKER ✰ ✰ ✰

So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

LIMITLESS PUBLISHING: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/apryl-baker/ 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/authorAprylBaker
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AprylBaker
BLOG: http://mycrazzycorner.blogspot.com/
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5173683.Apryl_Baker

Reader Problems Tag!

Hi guys!

I know it’s been a while. What with life and school. I completely suck at blogging consistently 😥 but I’ll try to make up this September. No promises! But I’ll try my best.

ANYWAY. I (actually WE, Sadie and I [but she isn’t much of a help lately in this blog other than changing our display name -.-]) got tagged by the lovely Emily of thelittlebookaffair!

Whaa! In behalf of my lousy lazy cousin, thank you Emily!

I’ll answer for both of us. Here it goes:

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Eh. That…. has always been my problem. I actually have two methods but sometimes I disregard them. Either a) I pick a slip of paper which contains the book title from my TBR jar or b) I just read the synopses over and over again and read the one that interests me (I do elimination on this one).

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I don’t quit often unless it’s written in third person POV and it gets hella confusing. And sometimes, I skip chapters when it gets boring. So if I get confused in the end but loved the book in the end part (this happens a LOT of times), I go back to the chapters I skip and read it.

I buy books and only read if I think it’s interesting based on its synopsis. And even if I’m not loving it because of certain things, I’d try to finish the book because I hope it’ll get better. I just won’t do it within a day. It could take weeks.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close but so far away on your Goodreads challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I don’t challenge myself to challenges I don’t think I’d be up for it. I’m living a busy life and reading is my means of leisure, to relax and unwind. So I wouldn’t pressure myself to catch up because it adds to my student life problems and I’d end up not enjoying the book at all.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I’d pout, forgive the bookstore and forget about it because I have other problems to deal with. Book covers aren’t worth my tears. I’d just print matching ones out and paste it on a plastic cover and cover the book cover with a new plastic book cover. Yeah, even if it ends up looking fake but whatever. Fun Fact: I did this to my Mortal Instruments series because I didn’t like the story much anyway xP

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

My lousy lazy cousin, Sadie. But of course our opinions don’t match always and we constantly throw Cheetos at each other for it.

6. You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Close the book. Go back home. Watch something hilarious. Buy ice cream and continue.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you reread the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I’d search a plot summary on Google and I’ll read it there.

8. You do not want anyone, ANYONE, borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?

I have a lot of alibis of this and it depends on several situations. Say if I haven’t read the book on school or anywhere public, but I talked about it with my friend and she’ll ask if she could borrow, I’d say, “Oh but I read it as an ebook.”

Or if they caught you reading and they’d like to borrow it, I’d say, “This isn’t mine. I borrowed this from my aunt/godfather/neighbor/friend from who knows where.”

Or if they come to your house and see your books displayed and they’d like to borrow it, I’d say, “My grandma says no one’s allowed to take it from the shelf unless they tend her chickens for a week.” Because grandma usually buys ke books in exchange for even nastier service than tending chickens.

To sum it up, I rarely lend anyone my books 😀 unless they’re like me who doesn’t like getting the spine or the cover creased or the pages splattered on or something.

9. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I let it pass. I get reading slumps usually out of burning out and getting tired of seeing similar plots over and over again. So I usually let the books sit there and wait for months for new books with different plots then I’ll just go back to it.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read. How many do you actually buy?

With my own money? One by one. Like every four months. Jusy one.

But with grandma, she buys me the whole series (if it’s a series) or three different books once in a while. Okay just whenever I do something good like getting high grades, win contests and do community service

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I buy one book so I get to it right away. If grandma buys me a lot of books, then that’s the time they sit around for weeks and even months.

Aaaand that’s it!

My turn.

Tag! You’re it!

Everyone who sees this and hasn’t done the tag yet, go for it! I’m tagging you!

First Post, Fresh Start, Hello World!

Hi everyone!

I’ve got to admit that I was torn earlier whether I should make an ‘intro’ post as my first blog entry or rather post a review or something. I’ve seen other book blogs do the same. You see, I was thinking that few months or years later, I’d go back and browse my archives and laugh at my first post or something. But hey, I thought it’d be cool. So I decided to make an intro post so you guys could have an idea of what I’ll be blogging about and what I hope and such. Besides, I think having a book review or a meme as the first post would make it look so formal. And I think having an ‘intro’ post as the first one would be very personal and I like people who make things personal . . . ya feel meh?

ANYWAYS, let’s get to it!

I’m Louise and I’ll be blogging mainly about YA fiction books of all genres (probably except werewolves …. and possibly vampires). I have a co-blogger for Adult and New Adult Fiction, Sadie, who’s my cousin. We share only one account. But I doubt Sadie would be very much active in blogging. Anyways, first post, fresh start. Hello world! We’re the newest book bloggers as of August 15th. I have a lot of hopes for this book blog—to meet new blogger and author friends around the globe, to help authors get their books out THERE into the great big world, to participate in blog tours, blitzes and reveals, to reach a few months or last for years, to participate in challenges and memes, and so much more!

I think I’ll be posting a list of my blog goals tomorrow 😀 and I think it’s a terribly long list. Yeah, I’m kind of obsessed in listing stuff. So expect a lot of lists on this blog.

As for now, I’m looking for blogger friends! Care to be one? Oh, and I’m also looking for other book blogs to follow. So if you have one, don’t hesitate to let me know, I’ll check it out and let’s be virtual friends! Whahoo!

~Louise xoxo