Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review: Blog tour for The Space Between

Title: The Space Between

Author : Victoria H. Smith

Release date: April 2, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours (click on the link to take you to the official tour schedule for other reviews, giveaways, guest posts, and author interviews.)
Links to find/buy the book!
Amazon - Click Here 
Goodreads - Click Here
Book Description:
When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d
end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its
consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey
light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn
out to be the reason he can’t.

Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know
her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the
intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.

Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep
them together.
The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance. 
This book was so inspiring, passionate, and incredibly sexy! 
     From the moment I saw this cover I was totally intrigued by this book! Ill be honest and say that I totally judge books by their cover, and this one was so cute that I knew I had to read it! The story was also no disappointment! The two main characters, Lacey and Drake, are amazing. They are both strong, amazing people who would do anything for the people they love! 

     One of my favorite parts about this entire book was Lacey's character! It is always refreshing when I read a girl character like her because the helpless and super emotional girls get kind of tiring sometimes. It is nice to see a strong female lead! But, she is not one of those characters that are so strong they wall themselves off from everyone, she is also so caring about others. She gives up a lot of her life to stay home and take care of her mother, she goes out of her way to make Drake's sister like her and then does everything she can to watch out for her. She always seems to put other peoples needs above her own, which is inspring that she can do that. And her friend Margot, I love her too! Such a great friend, and funny! Such a positive outlook on life and is always dreaming big for Lacey! Everyone needs a friend like her! lol but maybe with a different job. 

     Drake is probably the character that surprised me the most. A rich, spoiled kid who liked to make some trouble and get into girls pants because he could. I did not think I would like him at all. But turns out that there is way more to him than I expected. I was glad I got to be so surprised by a character I thought I had figured out, but turns out I had quite wrong at the very beginning. 
     Another amazing thing about this book was the 2 point of views, in Lacey and Drakes POVs. I always love books that do this so that you don't miss any of the story because you are stuck with just one character the whole time! With characters this strong and interesting, it was nice to get details about both lives. 

     This book shows many hardships for the couple. It shows the difficulties of dating someone of a different race and from a different lifestyle. Even though Drake and Lacey are fine with their different lives, the people around them force them to have to hide their relationship. This was sad for me because they felt they needed to hide themselves, but I totally get it too. I understand that their were people in their lives that would not be okay with it and would have made things hard for them. I just love that they still chose to stick together through it. 

     Over all, I loved this book and I am so happy I read it! I would totally recommend it to people because it has a lot to teach people and also is just an amazing story! 
My Rating of The Space Between: 4.5

About the Author

Social Media links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

     Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing
romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her
right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-
something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

     In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets
on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science
fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1)
Genre: Young Adult fantasy
To be out on September 17, 2013
Goodreads Description:             It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.
      Now, no one can tell me that they read that description of the book and did not think "OMG I must read this!!!" This book sounds so amazing! I am so pumped for it to come out! and just looking at the cover makes me want to read it!! MAGIC, LOVE, and TOTAL KICK BUTT AWESOMENESS!! 
This book sounds 100% fantastic! Can't wait to get my hands on it! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

This meme is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish
Topic of this tuesday: 
Top ten favorite books I read before I was a Blogger:
1. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
2. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
3. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. Ugly Series by Scott Westerfeld
5. Any Sarah Dessen book
6. Any Susane Colasanti book
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
8. Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers
9. The Host by Stephanie Meyers
10. Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine
The Chaos Of Stars by: Kiersten White
Genre: Young Adult
On sale September 10, 2013
Goodreads Description:                                                            Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

Can I just say, I LOVE THIS COVER!!! It is such a gorgeous cover! Also, who doesn't like books about awesome Egyptian gods? This book is going to be amazing!! I CANT WAIT!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character
1. Adam from Shatter Me 
2. Kenji from Shatter Me
3. Damon from Vampire Diaries
4. Tobias/Four from Divergent
5. Ky from Matched 
6. Alex from Delirium
7. Any main guy character from Sarah Dessen books
8. Any main guy character from Susane Colasanti books
9. Peeta from Hunger Games
10. Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door
 So who are your boy crushes in the fictional world?