Fallen Crest High (book 1 of Fallen Crest High) by Tijan


Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
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I’m going to try my hardest not to rant to hard but I’m so frustrated with this book. I asked myself so many times “why why why why why” about a million times. Im just going to list off the things that annoyed me (: (beware spoilers)

1. What mother would just tell her daughter basically “Sorry but you can’t see your father anymore, I packed all my stuff already, pack yours we are leaving.” And she was hysterical in the beginning of the book like she was the one wronged when she was the one that caused all of this shit. The mom was the one that cheated and was being a bitch about the entire situation. There were multiple times I wouldn’t have minded smacking some sense into this woman.

2. The fact that these kids in high school are so cliquey just makes me want to roll my eyes into oblivion. Like ?? Real life isn’t like that. Sure there might be a popular group but people won’t make fools of themselves trying to be friends with them and become best friends with the people they hate in order to feel like they are in the in crowd. Most of the people in this book were so absorbed with trying to be in the “Elite” group, they just looked ridiculous and it’s so unbelievable because trust me high school is not like that not even the private school ones.

3. The Kades acted like they were 10 years older than they were and were so disrespectful. I understand that if you are disrespected you should most definetly stand up for yourself but these brothers would be straight up assholes to not only people their own age but to adults as well. I feel like the author wanted them to stand out and look cool against the high school students that were so easily conformable but come on. Making them disrespectful assholes does not make them cool.

4. I understood Sam’s whole thing was to not care about anything but she was such a coward. She would never stand up for her friends, especially Becky, who after everyone left her decided to be her friend. People would be outright mean to Becky in front of Sam and Sam would just sit there giving off her “I don’t care about anything” vibe. OH BUT WAIT she got into a fist fight when she was drunk standing up for a girl she didn’t even know? Eye roll. eye roll. eye roll.

5. I don’t really understand the hatred towards Adam. Maybe I fell asleep a little while reading because I don’t really get why everyone hated him. Mason and Logan didn’t like him because they knew Adam had feelings for Sam, which to be honest I don’t know why he did. Adam stood up to the Kade brothers for being assholes which should’ve been a good thing??

6. I can’t stand Sam. I especially hated her when Mason went off on her dad in the parking lot. He was a straight up jackass and was rude and Sam had said how she saw her dad look so hurt yet she turned her back on him and got into the car with Mason. Like girl that’s the man that raised you and has loved you and you are letting you new boo thang disrespect him so much and not once say anything. She would hide behind Mason while Logan and him would bully either her mom or her dad. Sam needed more of a backbone and Mason and Logan needed to calm their asses.

7. What the hell happened at the end of this book. I’m genuinely confused. It legit just ended with no problem solved at all and with one of the “Elite’s” walking out of Logan’s room in the hotel with his tshirt on, obviously she had just stayed the night and bumped uglies with Logan but it was just so random. Like she walked out of the room went by his side and that was that. That’s how it ended. Like ?? I went through all of that to end up here. Nowhere. 

I could honestly go on and on picking out different things from this book that I disliked but I need some sleep because for some reason I stayed up all night reading this book hoping that the ending would make up for the rest of the book and was sorely disappointed. I read so many good reviews so I was super excited but I was really let down on this one. Hopefully if you’ve read this book or are planning on reading it you like it so much more than me. I always say that I hope someone has a better experience with books even if I hate the book because everyone has different viewpoints and opinions so I hope you enjoy this book even if I didn’t!









The Dire Wolves Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Summary of Dire (Book 1)

Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn’t my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.

It was all Gage’s fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love? 

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+Decided only to put the first book’s summary to not spoil anything in the rest of the series+




I had this plan to post a review after each book but I couldn’t help myself! Once I read one of these books I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book to read what happens next because Alyssa Rose Ivy loves her cliffhangers. That’s okay though, because I love them too. I probably wouldn’t love them as much though if the next book wasn’t out yet though but for now I’ve been good. 

Now onto talking about this crazy ass series. Let me just take a few breathers here because this series has my emotions all over the place. I was so confused throughout this series because like I’ve mentioned before this woman LOVES HER LOVE TRIANGLES! And this one got me. Usually I’m like “Na the author can’t trick me I know who she will pick in the end” but nope I was always doubting myself throughout the series. Was she going to pick the guy she’s been crushing on or her kidnapper? The answer seems like it’d be easy to figure out but trust me after reading you just don’t know what Mary Anne’s gonna do! Once you feel like “Okay maybe she’ll pick this guy” something happens and you kind of throw your hands up in defeat and realize you just have to wait it out and see how to the story develops.

Talking about the story, Jeeeeeeez! The story line in this story had me all over the place emotionally. Without spoiling too much, Hunter believed Mary Anne could help end the century old hunt against their dwindling species, Dires. However, Hunter was holding Mary Anne and Gage against their will, so you don’t really know what will happen, if she will help this species that’s being hunted for nothing other than just existing or what. 

Guess you’ll have to find out for yourselves!! 

Love,
Liv

The Empire Chronicles books 1-3 by Alyssa Rose Ivy

AHHHHHH! I’m so excited that I found this author! I’m currently obsessed. I’m so happy I’m reading her books right now because it’s an amazing start to my winter break. So far I have only read these three books in this series and I believe theres 5 books total in this specific series. What I didn’t know was that even though there’s different series they’re all pretty much connected and use the same people. This series or at least the first three books in this series that I have read focuses on Casey, Toby and Jared. LET ME TELL YA ALYSSA ROSE IVY LOVES HER LOVE TRIANGLES! Since I hate reading book summaries past the first sentence I had no idea what I was getting myself into other than the fact that this book had something to do with paranormal creatures. That’s all I knew so when I was reading this series I had no idea who Casey was going to choose and it’s so annoying because you’re rooting for both of the guys and you feel just as conflicted as Casey throughout the story!

There was a lot going on in this story and I liked that it wasn’t predictable, there was always a twist and a turn and you never knew what exactly was going to happen and it was super exciting!

PLEASE NOTE: Even though this is a series in its own I highly suggest you read Allie and Levi’s story first. I didn’t realize that even though the series are separate and have their own plot it really does go in order. I wish I would’ve read about Allie and Levi’s story first because there’s definite spoilers in this series about the couple that I wish I didn’t know about just yet. I’m going to continue the two final books in this series but I have yet to get the last two books which I hear isn’t focused on Casey anymore but on someone else, who I will not mention because that will just spoil it for you.

I love series like this when they have so many supernatural creatures because it’s just so exciting! I seriously just want to read every single book in every single series that Alyssa Rose Ivy has published. I’m so glad I found a new author to be obsessed with (:

Love,
Liv