REVIEW: At Any Turn

So You Want to Be a Hero?

Millionaire CEO Adam Drake, overcame a tortured past to build his own gaming empire. He’s in complete control of his life. With his new found love for brilliant geek girl blogger, Mia Strong, the last piece of his life is in place. He’s at the top of his game.

Your Princess Is in Another Castle.

Until suddenly, she withdraws from him, leaving him in the dark. Something tells him she needs help. But she’s too stubborn or scared to ask for it, and the more he tries to take control, the further he pushes her away. He can’t solve this problem by writing a check or a few lines of code.

He’ll have to dig deep and put himself at risk…or risk losing her forever.

Author: Brenna Aubrey

Series: Gaming the System

Published: April 15, 2014 by Silver Griffon Associates

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts:  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, despite already having figured out the secret Mia had been keeping from Adam. And while I don’t agree with her reasons for keeping quite, reading from Adams perspective didn’t make me sympathize with him as much as I should have. Being a prodigious genius and nerd, he really did think like a robot at times, add in a eradicate memory and he was impossible to deal with. His heart was in the right place and when he could finally think like a human being and not a logic machine things seemed a lot better. And while I enjoyed this book immensely, the angst and drama gave me a headache. Mia is fiercely independent to the point of stupidity. But I would read the series all over again and I can’t wait for the rest of them to come out.



Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.


February 4Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry – I was so excited for this I made a shelf on Goodreads, well in advance, dedicated to books that make me cry. So without further ado…Top Ten Books That Will Make Me Cry!

1. The Lovely Bones,by Alice Sebold Life is just so unfair. Having died and watching your family struggle, with no closure for your family and yourself surrounding your death is heartbreaking.

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife,  by Audrey Niffenegger Time Travelling sounds so cool! It is cool until it gets you into trouble. Not only, was this the most confusing book for me to read, what with the age differences from one “time space” to another, the ending just about broke me.

3. Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls This was the book that taught me that anorexia is a real and serious issue. It was so well written, I felt as if I knew the struggles of battling hunger. This was one of those eye-opening novels that made me re-evaluate what I wanted. That’s a big deal for 15.

4. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous It wasn’t just the content of this book that got to me, it was the way it was written. Diary format, personal, effective.

5. Elsewhere by Gabriella Zevin The idea of dying and morphing backwards until you were a baby and reborn into the world again is interesting. Far-fetched (that is not how babies are made) but cool nonetheless. What made me cry was Liz (MC) dying so young and watching her struggle with all that she missed out on while forcefully aging backwards.

6. Crank by Ellen Hopkins Written like poetry, it was fast-paced and everything that came at you had a distinct impact. The words physically hurt. I was mad, sad, and yes, I cried.

7. Devon Ashley Nearly Broken  This book was all kinds of messed up. No one person should have to go through everything Megan went through. No person. I cried for her. I cried for me. I cred for every woman/girl found in that situation.

8. If I Stay Gayle Forman  Mia’s parents were so nice! Mia’s life was idealistic and wonderful. She has a wonderful boyfriend, a warm and happy home and all of that is ripped from her. The ultimate decision is at stake and its that decision that I find the hardest to endure.

9. Colleen Hoover Hopeless It’s always the ones with suppressed memories, usually they’re hiding something deeply troubling, It worst in this case because you don’t know that that’s what’s happening. (Am I vague enough?) It’s hard not giving anything away. 

10. The Fault In Our Stars, John Green I This one was weirdly uplifting. I felt sadness, fear, frustration, amusement, and happiness and then I cried. I just broke down and cried. Literally. Not my finest moment but it couldn’t be helped.

Life Sucks. People live and People Die. This is our reality.