Sunday, 31 July 2016

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Smoothie 


1 large dragon fruit (red)
3 kiwi
coconut water


1. Dice the dragon fruit and freeze them overnight
2. Add the chopped kiwis into the blender first then add the frozen dragon fruit
3. Add coconut water to help with the blending.
4. Top with kiwis, berries, granola, oats, and even chocolate. The options are limitless !

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Hopeless (Hopeless #1)

Hopeless (Hopeless #1)

We all have shit said about us during high school. Sometimes we try to set things up, sometimes we ignore it just enough so that people forget, sometimes the rumors becomes us, and sometimes we just break. Holder and Sky had serious shit talked about them. They were judged horribly by people they hardly know. Holder was known for beating a gay kid nearly to death. Sky was known as a slut, though she never even had sex. The reason why Holder beat the kid up was because the kid was an asshole. The reason Sky make out with boys was because she was trying to figure out why she never felt anything. When someone kisses her, she felt nothing. She zones out or just blanks out. When they bumped into each other, things changed. Sky begins to have bits of memories of her past and of her childhood. She begins to remember why she was adopted and who she really was. What terrifies her most was what was done to her before she was adopted. What was done cannot be undone. What she had to go through haunts her even when she can't remember.

This is a beautiful love story. I was torn inside. It's brutal yet amazing.

My casting:


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Ugly Love- Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love- Colleen Hoover


The feelings are real. I felt my stomach hollowed and my feelings juggled between my mind and my heart.

Literally not OKAY !

The beginning was a little slow but after you get through the "introduction" everything is worth wild. It's an interesting way of writing and I loved it !

This book is about Miles and Tate. Miles is a 24-year-old pilot and Tate is a med student. Miles is Tate's brother, Corbin, best friend. They live next door to each other- great- trouble.

Miles has a hard and unforgettable past. Tate has an innocent heart that hopes- a lot. When both of them agreed that they are attracted to each other, the promised to only have sex.

Miles asked two things from Tate:
1. don't ask about his past.
2. Don't expect a future.

Tate thought she could do it but her heart won over her head. Everything he leaves, she aches. The last time, she had enough so she left.

Love is ugly.

“Love isn't always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”
― Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

I'm casting Tate and Miles:


The movie Ugly Love will be out 2016 and Nick Bateman is actually casting Miles.


They are keeping Tate a secret for now but I cannot wait for the movie. I need to read more of Hoover's book. I'm loving her style of writing. It's different- good different.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Opal (Lux #3)

Opal (Lux #3)

The relationship that Kat and Daemon have is stronger in the book: more solid. However, they face a problem bigger than them. Now that they have to free Beth from the government who is working with their enemies. This would risk their lives. It's an impossible mission but hey, we are talking about aliens here so beat the impossible.

A lot is going on but somehow I still feel like the book is at a slower pace than the previous ones. Even though it was slow, the story was still brilliant and well written.

The ending was epic. WHAT A CLIFF HANGER ! I did not spend so much time on this to be hanging! I'm so happy that I didn't have to wait for the fourth book to come out because if I had too, then I really going to jump.

My cast for Daemon and Kat are:


For Dee:


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bound by Temptation (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #4)

Bound by Temptation (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #4)


The feels bro! Not OKAY!

"I'll fight a million wars if it meant I can keep you."

I am definitely NOT OKAY AFTER THIS!

The amount of emotions that is bubbling inside of me is unreal.

This story is too short and too sweet ! Damn it! It's like Romeo and Juliet: forbid to be together but would die for each other because love was worth it.

This book is probably my favorite out of the series. It's dangerous, sweet, sinister, and addictive. Romero did not like Lily at first, she was just 15 years old and was just a kid. Lily fell head over heels for Romero and was determined to be his. When she grew up, she became a stunning woman. Romero agrees. He could not get her out of his head. He wanted her and he needed her but it wasn't easy. He was only a soldier and she was the daughter of a very powerful man. If he takes her, it would mean war.

This book was written in both Lily and Romero's POV. I enjoy reading Lily's POV and understands her love and obsession over Romero. It's very sweet and innocent. I, however, LOVE reading Romero's POV. When he saw Lily for the first time as a woman, it was asasdfhgsfdhgjhfghfk. When he did all he could to resist her to be faith to Luca and his oath, it was maddening. When he killed for her, it was charming. When he did all he could just to hold her, it was love.

I hope you enjoy the boiling emotions and the feels in you after you read this book because I did but it drove me mad.

My Casting:

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PS: I did read the #2 and #3 book. The review will be up soon. I just had to pour my feelings about this book first because I am NOT OKAY !

Breathless & Bloodstained (The Chicago War #4)

Breathless & Bloodstained (The Chicago War #4)

Tommas wanted one thing in life, to be the Boss. He wanted it so badly that he name enemies, allies, and would kill his own parents to get there. He wasn't brutal, he was just a made man.

Abriella is stubborn, so, so, so stubborn, thoughtful, and a rebel. She was heartbroken when Eve got engaged to her boyfriend Tommas. Of course, no one knew Tommas and Abriella were together. They play their part too well for anyone to suspect anything.

Tommas tried to play the game well but Abrielle's brother (also Alessa's brother), Joey, tried to kill him, Tommas no longer play by the rules. He would do anything to get there. Being the Boss will give him power, power that he can use to protect Abielle. Joey loves to play big but he knows he did not have many allies, at least not many powerful ones. The New York mafia (Lucian, Dante, and Gio) were on Tommas' side. He knew he would lose so he decided that he would either kill Tommas or kill someone he cannot live without, Abrielle.

The end of the series wrapped everything up as a whole, closing the story of the Chicago la familia.

My casting for Abriella and Tommas are:


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Monday, 25 July 2016

Scarless & Sacred (The Chicago War #3)

Scarless & Sacred (The Chicago War #3)

Evelina Conti is the princess. Theo DeLuca was the trouble maker. Both of them had feelings since they were 18 but nothing happened between them. Eve was holding her tiara too high and Theo was playing his game too often. They were going to be bad for each other. They are bad for one another.

After Alessa's brother failed to marry off Alessa, he tried to find other ways to get himself to the top and that is by marriage. Eva was forced to marry either her best friend's boyfriend or Alessa's brother. Either of them was what she wanted. She wanted something she thought she would never need: Theo.

Theo, seeking revenge for his dead brother, needed information, information that Eve can give but he would not use her. He won't. When people from above tried to kill Theo, he had to find out who and how he could stay alive whiles getting what he wants; Eve.

When Riley, Eve's father, decided to marry Eve to her best friend's boyfriend, Tommas, she had no way out but to play the game because everyone else was playing too. To win it, you have to play it. Tommas promised that it was only the idea of the marriage that they will have to fake. He would find a way to break the deal without opening the doors to hell.

The Chicago war is deadly. The ending was heartbreaking and a cliff hanger. Love won, always, but not really.

My casting for Eve and Theo are:


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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Reckless & Ruined (The Chicago War #2)

Reckless & Ruined (The Chicago War #2)

This book is a lot more forbidden and dangerous. Sneaking around and playing with fire whiles walking on thin lines. I love how each book in this series is about each character. It really sums up the whole series in different POV and experiencing each character's struggles and happy ever after.

Alessa is very smart, innocent, and selfless. She thinks of other people before herself. Adriano is a lot more daring, willing, determine, and get what he wants. 

In this book, a lot of family matter come into place, revenge, taking power, etc. It has more elements of action, mystery, and romance all mushed up together. This book involves a lot of killing as well but the romance probably covers up the evidence. *wink

Alessa and Adriano are both 20 years old but grew up together. They have known each other for a long time. When the Boss, Alessa's grandfather, died, her brother tried to take over but he does not have nearly as much power as Adriano. Hence, Alessa's brother tried to marry Alessa off to some mafia family to get himself to the top, leaving the two love bird furious. War was breaking lose and things were going to hell. 

My casting for Alessa and Adriano are:


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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Deathless & Divided (The Chicago War #1)

Deathless & Divided (The Chicago War #1)

If you liked Bound by Temptation then this book is something similar. It talks about duty and the mafia, about danger and blood, and about love and family.

This book has a surprising connection with Lucian and the New York mafia family which I thought was the cherry on top of the cake because we are already familiar with the world. However, there are a lot more families in this book. It can get a little confusing. The New York family work together but the Chicago families work against each other. It's a new dangerous twist in the story but it was new and fresh to read.

I love the character, Lily and Damian. Lily is freeing, good, and so kind. Damian is dark, quiet, and mysterious. They are both like Yin and Yang. When Lily's brother, Dino, forced Lily to marry Damian because he believed it would be safe for her, Lily flipped. She wanted to be free. However, she cannot say no to her brother. Lily does not know anything about the mafia, she was out of it when her parents were murdered when she was at age 6. But when Dino called for her, she knew she had no way out.

Damian didn't want to marry Lily too. He didn't believe in love, only his work. He didn't believe there was anything out there that he will ever love anymore. Until Lily.

Lily never thought there was going to be a good man who does bad things. Damian never thought there was an innocent girl who would understand and still love his bad. Totally Yin and Yang. His isn't the Boss, he doesn't have all the power, his words may not be the law but their story is just as great.

My casting for Lily and Damian are:


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Thursday, 21 July 2016

How to Start Reading More

How to Start Reading More

So over the summer I have read over 50 books in total. Yes. Fifty. It's crazy because I started to read 2 books a day. I don't know what is normal anymore. I might do a summer wrap up of all the books I've read but here are some tips for you to start reading more.

1. Find time

A lot of people tell me that they don't have time to read but really, if you make time to read then it's possible. Start with just one hour a day but who are we kidding, if the book is your type then you can be easily sucked into it. Time flies, darling. One hour becomes five hours and one chapter becomes one more book.

2. Get Ebooks.

I used to say to myself that I don't like ebooks and will never read on them. Boy, I was wrong. I find ebook so much more convenient and I also read faster with them (don't ask why cause I'm still trying to solve that mystery) Ebooks are easy to get and cheaper as well. You can read them on many devices which are a plus for me.

Here are some websites that provides free ebooks. I often get my books there if I don't purchase them on Amazon myself :

4. (More adult books)

These websites are ones that I find easy to download without logins or additional software. They are also safe but I do recommend you to scan your computer or laptop every once a while after you download because better safe than sorry.

3. Find a reading buddy

I have a reading buddy and it is so nice to finish a book and to be able to talk to someone about it. It makes reading and starting a new book more interesting, knowing that someone else will suffer the same feelings you feel after the book. (Yes, I'm cruel for dragging my friends through hell with me) I also find having a book buddy helpful because you get to talk about the book and relive it in other people's POV: how they see it, who are the characters they imagine playing, what scenery or setting they have in their minds when they read. It's a whole new adventure and it's like living the story again but in a different way.

4. Goodreads

Goodreads helped me find books that fits in my genre. It also has ratings and reviews which are helpful. There's a 2016 challenge as well where you challenge yourself to how many books you want to complete in 2016. It pushes me to want to read more, Not only that, Goodreads also recommends me books that I would love after I entered what books I have read and enjoyed. I found many of my top favorite book there and made amazing friends as well.There are often giveaways and book clubs which is amazing.

5. Get comfortable and don't be ashamed

Get your favorite blanket, you soft pillow, and a cup of tea. Get comfortable and get lost in the book ! If your friends are reading YA books, don't be ashamed to love Romance, Thriller, or even Adult books. Everyone's genre is different. Don't expect your taste to be the same. How boring if we have to stick to one category or one genre? Explore. If Mystery is not your thing, move on to something else. There is always something for someone.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Onyx (Lux #2)

Onyx (Lux #2)

The beginning of the book was annoying cause Katy won't admit that she likes Daemon.
The middle of the story was exciting and full of mysteries. Questions you are dying to know.
The end was epic. I saw it coming but how it ended was not what I expected.

This series is getting better and better. It literally got me off my chair! It's exciting, new, and different. I never thought I would say this but I WANT AN ALIEN BOYFRIEND!

I really cannot summarize this book without spoiling it because everything is connected but I can tell you one thing, don't trust anyone.

I definitely love this book more than the first and am starting to love the series. Once you understand the world the author has created then it's very easy to follow and it's very easy to be lost in it.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Obsidian (Lux #1)

Obsidian (Lux #1)

I am not sure what I think about this book honestly. I like it. I don't hate it. I don't love it. It's just neutral.

I like the concept of aliens and their powers. I love that Katy is so stubborn but so brave and loyal as well. I am just not sure about Daemon and Katy's relationship. They like each other, it was obvious, but I feel a barrier between them. I can't say any more without spoilers but their relationship is very confusing and unsettle. It is a red flag.

This book is about a girl named Katy who moved into a new town. Next door was a hot guy named Daemon and his twin sister Dee. Since being friends with Dee, things has been becoming weird. Very weird. Being with Dee, an alien, is not only dangerous to Katy but also to Dee and Daemon. However, stubborn as Katy is, she won't stay away until it's too late. Now, even if she wants out, she can't.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Ruthless People Series #1-3 (Ruthless People, The Untouchable & American Savages)

Ruthless People Series #1-3 (Ruthless People, The Untouchable & American Savages)

She was a lioness in an angel's body
He was a soft soul in a beast's shell

The first book was amazing.
The second book was killing it.
The third book was a little off.

I felt that the plot was too long and too draggy on the last book. The first and second book were amazing tho. It was worth the wild. It's much more of a thriller, mystery, and action kind of book than a romance adult book.

It's written in all the different character's POV which is nice and very unique. It's not easy to set yourself in so many mindsets so often while perfecting it.

This series is about two mob families coming together through a marriage. Liam is the head of the Irish mob and Melody is the Boss of the Italian mob. Liam has no idea who she is or what she even looks like until the day they sign their marriage contract. Melody has all the information about Liam but never seen in him person, nor she cares to. Their first impression of each other was not the best. Liam saw Melody killed someone. Melody was not the ideal wife Liam wanted. He wanted someone behind the curtains and not handling the business with him. Melody, working her way up to being the Boss of the mob, did not want to let go of the power she deserves after she gets married so written in the contract one of the conditions was that she will be Liam's equal and not below him. Liam had a hard time accepting that but after seeing what Melody can do, it's hard to turn her down without getting himself killed. Despite that, Liam became fond with Melody and when things started to get better, hell broke lose.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Made Man Series #1-3 (Nero, Vincent & Chloe)

Made Man Series #1-3 (Nero, Vincent & Chloe)

I wasn't sure about this book when I first started reading it but it slowly grew on me. This is not you typical high school love story. It's full of dark people, mean people, bullies, and bitches. This series had me hitting the walls. Literally.


This book was both sweet and challenging. It's hard to enter a world that is different from what you are used to but it was really well written. This story is about Elle, a girl who has always been bullied but never let the bullies get to her. She is strong, fierce, and has a fire in her that will not burn out any time soon. When she witnessed a murder, she kept her mouth shut because she knew if she didn't, she will be the next victim. Nero was given his first job and that is to find out what Elle has seen and whether she would tell. When Nero's job became protecting Elle, he will stop at nothing to keep her safe, even from his father, The Boss.


This book was a little harsher and more adult than the first book. It's about Lake, a girl whose parents are divorced. Her father is a gambler addict and her mother married a lunatic who hurts her. Vincent is Lake's best friend brother. They grew up together and knew each other since the day they learn to speak. However, when Vincent saw her again in a sexy black dress, he started his hunt for her. He couldn't get his mind off her and she could not forget how he made her feel. Both are falling for each other but too proud to say it nor admit it. When things broke down for Lake, she ran. She never wanted to be a part of the mafia like her father but she was chained to it because of Vincent.


Everyone has their limit to how much pain they can handle. Chloe lost hers when she was kidnapped and tortured. No one really knows what happened to her. She was too broken to say anything. Her parents are denial and love her less after her face was scared. Her only hope was Elle. Elle protected her but once Nero came into their life, so did Vincent and Amo. Amo: the beast. None of them saw pure fear before until they looked into Chloe's eyes. She was so broken and torn that everyone was walking on thin glass around her. She never told anyone what happened to her. That night that she was scared was also the night her strength was torn away from her. Running away after high school was the only option she had. She was ready to let everything go: to let Elle have a normal life and to let go of Amo. She can't be their burden anymore but when she tried to run, she fell back into hell.

The ending of the third book was a freaking cliffhanger! I swear the author is laughing at all our faces right now for what she did to us at the end. IT'S NO EVEN FUNNY! The torture.....

It was a brilliant series and I can't wait for the next book to come out by the end of this year !

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