Skip to main content

Fast & Furious Friday: Planes, Trains & Fainting Animals

Welcome to another Fast & Furious Friday! 

3 Reasons You Should Listen To Audio books 

1. Reading with your ears gives your eyeballs a rest.

2. You can do other things while you listen; clean the house, bake a cake or dance.

3. You can "read with your ears" anywhere. Like in your 5.0 with the rag top down so ya hair can blow.(I don't recommend this because it makes hearing the book difficult.)
On the train
the bus
or riding a bike.

You get the idea.


SalvageSALVAGE 
HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition - April 1, 2014

Written by Alexandra Duncan

Performed by Johanna Parker



With one life-altering decision, a sixteen-year-old girl from an isolated community in space is exiled to the over-populated and crumbling Earth. Above all, SALVAGE is a novel about self-determination. It is about choice and its consequences, and about carving a place for oneself no matter what life throws at you. A sci-fi coming of age tale that’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE meets ENDER’S GAME.



As my friend Andye, from Reading Teen says, Salvage is like an entire trilogy rolled into one book. It's got a little bit for everyone, love, betrayal, action, suspense and spaceships. I enjoyed the story and the audio was done really well! 

The only thing that left me wanting more was, I wanted to see Ava and a certain someone spend more time together. And of course, I could've totally gotten on board with more kissing! (See what I did there?)





Sweet ReckoningSWEET RECKONING  
HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition - April 29, 2014

Written by Wendy Higgins

Performed by Erin Mallon



Book Three of the SWEET EVIL trilogy! More delicious romance, temptation, and high stakes drama are served up in the final book about Southern Anna, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, and her true love, bad boy Kaidan Rowe. Now the angels’ prophecy must be heeded: Anna is the chosen one to vanquish the demons from the earth, and it is time for her to embrace her fate. When the Dukes use her biggest weakness against her, Kaidan Rowe, how far will the two of them be willing to go in order to keep one another alive? In the most action-packed and sensual installment yet, Sweet Reckoning unites the beloved Neph together in their final battle against evil.


See my full review of Sweet Reckoning and my interview with Anna HERE.
The Sweet Series is one of my favorite YA trilogies. I have enjoyed watching the seven deadly sins portrayed as teenagers, and having the chance to listen to them only enhanced my reading experience AND my love for these characters.

The narration is awesome and Erin Mallon does a fantastic job of capturing the uniqueness of the characters through their various accents. I'm so sad to see this series come to an end but I was SO happy with how it did!
 




The Taking
THE TAKING  
HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition - April 29, 2014

Written by Kimberly Derting

Performed by Tavia Gilbert
Amazon | Goodreads


THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER meets THE FIFTH WAVE in this blockbuster new series from Kimberly Derting.





I've heard nothing but great things about this story and was eager to jump right in with my ears. Tavia Gilbert does a great job of bringing The Taking to life in all of it's creepy, mind-bendy, fainting goats glory.  

Some parts of this story felt a little predictable, others made me laugh out loud and others stressed me out to the point that I had to grab my paperback copy, flip to the end and make sure everyone was okay only to discover OHMYG--- 

Yeah, so, thanks for THAT ending Kimberly Derting. You know what I'm talking about, the one that ensures I will be anxiously waiting book two to find out if certain people are dead dead. ;)







Comments

Popular posts from this blog

BLOG TOUR + BAKING WITH ROTH & ZAYNE: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes! This is my stop on the Stone Cold Touch tour and you're in for a treat because Roth and Zayne stopped by to make cupcakes for Layla. More on that in a minute. 

 ~ About the Book ~
Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.  Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what …

BLOG TOUR: Frazzled by Booki Vivat (GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY)

Meet Abbie Wu! She’s about to start middle school and she’s totally in crisis.

Abbie Wu is in crisis—and not just because she’s stuck in a family that doesn’t quite get her or because the lunch ladies at school are totally corrupt or because everyone seems to have a “Thing” except her. Abbie Wu is in crisis always.

Heavily illustrated and embarrassingly honest, Frazzled dives right into the mind of this hilariously neurotic middle school girl as she tries to figure out who she is, where she belongs, and how to survive the everyday disasters of growing up. With Abbie’s flair for the dramatic and natural tendency to freak out, middle school has never seemed so nerve-racking!

Packed with hilarious black-and-white illustrations and doodles throughout, Frazzled takes readers through Abbie Wu’s hysterical middle school adventures.

Amazon | B&N





My Thoughts
This book is so freaking adorable! I can't wait to see the finished version with all of Booki's (the author) sketches. I also c…

TILL DEATH BLOG TOUR: BOOKS & CUPCAKES

Thanks for stopping by, there be cupcakes here today! *whispers* Really creepy cupcakes.
If you have followed this blog or my Instagram or Pinterest board for any length of time, you've probably seen some of the bookish cupcake creations I've made over the past few years. Book inspired cupcakes, characters as cupcake flavors, release party cupcakes, that sort of thing.Making cupcakes for people makes me happy. 
However, of all the different kinds of cupcakes I have been asked to make, today's definitely take the cake--or the cupcakes--or the finger.  Wait. What?  Stay with me, I'll explain. 
But first...
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication: February 28, 2017 By: William Morrow
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | iTunes/iBooks |Indie Bound|Book Depository



In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her …