Tuesday, December 30, 2014

(Romance) series - recommendations needed!

I promised a while ago to recommend some books a friend might enjoy. So I thought why not make it a blog post. Since I have have out of the loop when it comes to new books for two years I would also love to have some recommendations from you! Oldies goldies are always welcome as well!

The series I have chosen here are the sort I think might be my friends' cup of tea: contemporary romance and paranormal. So series with the emphasis in the adventure have been left out. But I myself am quite ready to try any kind! So I wrote a short list based on books I thought would be easily found in Finland. Then I remembered they would also have to be translated into Finnish. That is where the problem is. Most of the books on my list are not available in Finnish.. nooo! This truly makes me sad for there are some amazing books there that a lot of people will miss out on. But hopefully you will give me recommendations that will help make this list longer in the future!

 Väristys by Maggie StiefvaterHäivähdys (Väristys, #2)Ikuisuus (Väristys, #3)VierasFifty Shades - SidottuSatutettu (Fifty Shades, #2)Vapautettu (Fifty Shades, #3)

Contemporary (because sometimes you just need a break from paranormal)
- Love by Tina Reber (two books published so far: Love Unscripted and Love Unrehearsed. Also a review in my previous post)
- Slammed by Colleen Hoover (Slammed, Point of Retreat
and This Girl)
- Fifty Shades of Grey (if you wanna be a little adventurous yourself) (Fifty Shades suomeksi: Sidottu, Satutettu ja Vapautettu)

Slammed (Slammed, #1)Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)This Girl (Slammed, #3)Love Unscripted (Love, #1)Love Unrehearsed (Love, #2)

- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (this and you watching vampire diaries being my basis for these recommendations)
- Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Have only read the first one: Obsidian)
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Väristys, Häivähdys ja Ikuisuus)
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Vieras)
- The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (Have only read the first: The Hallowed Ones)
- Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning)
- Shadow Falls by Kelley Armstrong (Born at Midnigh, Awake at Dawn, Taken at Dusk, Whispers and Moonrise and Chosen at Nightfall)

(And a hint since she likes Twilight:
Bree Tannerin lyhyt elämä - Epäilys romaani : Stephenie Meyer.)

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)Obsidian (Lux, #1)The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)

Tina Reber´s - Love Unscripted and Love Unrehearsed

Love UnrehearsedLove Unscripted

Oh my! Looooved these books! This book series tells the story of a movie star falling for a regular woman. And I can tell you they´re quite a couple! I stayed up way too late to keep reading. Lost track of time. Went to sleep but then started to read via my mobile Kindle application..Safe to say they were an easy read! I read the first and tried to start reading 3 different books that are very promising, quite surely I will like or reaaaally like them eventually when I do read them. But right then I was not able to continue to any other stories. I was to say, stuck. The story and the characters got me so enveloped that they were still in my head not agreeing to leave me alone. At least not until I had read the next book as well. So I bought Love Unrehearsed. Not a euro wasted there!

I thought I started to read an erotic romance. Well there was some of that but not a lot. Having read only Fifty Shades of Grey before these I guess it is quite hard to make a comparison. I would just call them romance/contemporary romance.

I received the first, Love Unscripted, free to review from somewhere that I do not remember anymore since it was ages ago. I think it was from a group in Goodreads. So thank you Tina Reber or anyone via whom I received this book! Hopefully I will get to read the next one soon!

Warning, spoilers included:

Love Unscripted: I pretty much love all about it. But there was one thing in the plot I did not care for. I had hoped the couple in the story would believe and trust in each other through it all. So the point when Taryn thought Ryan was cheating her was the low point for me. And that part lasted too long. But as I get it read I was able to just forget it.

Love Unrehearsed: I kept hoping that Taryn would actually step in and do a role in that movie!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I´m back!

It has been a looooong time! Now hopefully I´ll be able to get back to reading and writing about reading again. Hopefully some of the blog´s previous followers are still out there and will be checking in on my new posts to come! There was a long pause for my blogging since I had a baby and did not have enough time to read and blog. But hopefully her sleeping better is not just a short phase!