Review: How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

How to Eat a CupcakeTitle: How to Eat a Cupcake
Author: Meg Donohue
Format Read: 
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher
Series: none
Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Chick Lit
Release date: March 13th 2012
Formats Available:  ebook, kindle, paperback
Number of pages: 320
Rating:

 

Book Blurb:

Funny, free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated, ambitious Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls who know nothing of class differences and scholarships could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.


A decade later, Annie is now a talented, if underpaid, pastry chef who bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death. Julia, a successful businesswoman, is tormented by a painful secret that could jeopardize her engagement to the man she loves. When a chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, they must overcome past hurts and a mysterious saboteur or risk losing their fledgling business and any chance of healing their fractured friendship.

My Thoughts:

This book is about friendship and solution of conflicts most off all. Annie was the daughter of the housekeeper and while growing up she had a good relationship with the family including  Julia, the owners daughter, but that changed when both went to high school and gossip got in a way and bad things were said between those two.

Now is ten years later and Annie is working as pastry chef but she always dreamed of opening a cupcake shop, so when destiny put these two together once again they had to try reconnect and discovered what mistakes could be forgotten and forgiven.

I liked the fact that Annie’s and Julia’s thoughts were expressed to us in alternative chapters, so we could understand and actually see what happened in the past that changed this friendship.

Julia is currently in a bit of depression and the shop opening helped her to reconnected with her feelings and try to work better in expressing her thoughts and a few secrets.

Annie on the other end is in a wrong relationship and the shop and try to work with Julia is a lot in once but she also discovered a few secrets from the past and meet a important person.

I really loved this book, is sweet sometimes fun, but most of all is a beautiful story.

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Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

imageTitle: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Everneath #1
Publisher: Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: January 24th 2012
Formats Available:  hardcover, paperback, kindle, ebook
Number of pages: 370
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s…

My Thoughts:

When I first discovered that this book was inspired in mythology he was put very fast on my wishlist and since is a recent release when can all know that he passed in front of a long TBR pile. And I don’t regret it, because he’s so good.
At first I was a little confused because the time is a bit different and we get to understand things better as the book move along. The chapters are separated as now and the past in the tunnels. But the story is very engaging and I couldn’t put it down.
I don’t blame Nikki for her actions, because Cole took advantage off a girl tormented by her feelings and lost of a beloved person. She was alone and he used some powers to mix her thoughts, so for that I don’t like him. but toward the end my view changed and I don’t know now what to think of him, maybe in the next book will know more, if he’s really bad or something else.
Jack is a sweet guy and he certainly has great sentences. And we also have to take in considerate that he never gave up on searching for Nikki, isn’t it sweet? Anyway I’ll read the next one when released, and I loved this peace of hell on earth.

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Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

imageTitle: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 31st 2010
Formats Available:  ebook, hardcover, paperback, kindle
Number of pages: 352
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.
Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

My Thoughts:

What first hooked me to this series was the covers. They’re pretty and also when you put paranormal beings living in the world and a girl as the only chance for society they continue to live things start to look more fun than ever.

Evie has never being normal, since her childhood the place she calls home is underground and hidden from society, can you imagine living like this? But it is all she has and they keep her save, plus she sees through the glamour. Crazy, hum?

Several paranormals are hiding in plain sight, they just chance how they look in front of humans and only Evie can see and force them to work for her agency, IPCA.

But things are not that simple in her life and she has a stalker ex-boyfriend that is a bit disturbing; a new guy who nobody knows nothing about it and her best friend is a mermaid.

But not all are flowers and some paranormal are being killed by a strange thing and Evie is caught in the middle of the investigation.

The book really fun and has a sweet romance, definily will read the next one in this series, because the world is very well written and need to know how Evie is doing with normal life.

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Books in this Series:

Paranormalcy Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)