1. Earthbound by Christine Feehan (315 PHP)
This is the latest book from my all time favorite paranormal romance writer! Earthbound is part of Christine Feehan’s Sea Haven’s series. It was my first time to read a story from that series.
Lexi Thompson had been raped, abused and slaved by a cult leader since she was a child. Since she escaped the cult, she found refuge with her sisters on the farm. Yet her nightmare came back.
Gavriil Prakenskii, an assassin who lives in the shadows for many years was struck for the first time by a woman.
Both have secrets and ugly pasts, will they find happiness and love in each other?
What I like about the story:
Lexi might look fragile and fearful, but she works her way to be independent. She has a kind and genuine heart that captured even the man who has the coldest heart.
One glance and you are going to be scared by Gavriil’s presence. His towering heights and fluid movement should intimidate you in an instant, yet it didn’t affect Lexi. Gavriil suddenly became gentle and loving with the woman who has controlled with the elements of Earth.
Sweet Quotes to remember!
“You’re the only one who can make me whole. I want you with every breath in my body. I need you that much, Lexi.”
“I’m in it for a long haul because I want to be with you more than anything else.”
“I’m going to always take good care of you, Lexi. I haven’t ever loved a woman before. It’s a new, raw experience. You’re my only. The one.”
Earthbound was refreshing to read and I was glad to pick this book when it arrived in the bookstore. I liked how the story started and though I wanted to ask more when I was on the last page, it was a fun way to end it.
2. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (329 PHP)
We seriously like challenges. When I saw this book title, I couldn’t put it down. Two people who haven’t met each other, take each other’s ‘dares’, sounds exciting right?!
It started with a red notebook that left some clues.
Dash, who was in a bad mood, picked the book and took the challenge.
Lily, who was going to celebrate the holiday for the first time alone, didn’t expect someone to answer back the first dare.
It was a cool trading of dares, dreams and desires with a person you don’t physically know. But what if they finally decided they should meet?
What I like about the story:
The Red Moleskine Notebook in the Library... It is quite unusual for a boy who likes to read and spend time to visit a place that is full of books. Good setting for a beginning of a story! The color of the notebook is interesting and because it contains dares, it makes me excited!
It started because of a bad Holiday celebration for Dashniel and Lily. These two met with one of the happiest day of the year, but were forlorn and sad because they were not with their families. They found comfort with each other’s responses and they became adventurous with the dares thrown by one another.
Quotes to remember!
Sofia to Dash
“You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint-ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy- all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is the sound of her song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know-this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtship. They want to know you immediately.” –Well said!
Dash to Lily
“ ‘Game over,’ you say, and I don’t know which I take more exception to- the fact that you say that it’s over, or the fact that you say it’s a game. It’s only over when one of us keeps the notebook for good. It’s only a game if there is an absence of meaning. And we’ve already gone too far for that.”
Langston to Lily
“A dream deferred is a dream denied.”
Sofia to Dash
“But the universe doesn’t decide what’s right or not right. You do. Yes, you can theorize until you’re blue in the face whether something might have worked at another time, or with someone else.”
I loved the dares that Lily and Dash gave to each other. It was thought thoroughly and deeply. This book was fun, exciting and awesome! David Levithan and Rachel Cohns’ collaboration were incredible!