Tag Archives: Sabrina Elkins

WWW Wednesdays (Jan 22)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Stir Me UpRecently Finished: Stir me up by Sabrina Elkins.  Really Really enjoyed this book.  Different from my normal reads but great.  Review here: 

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/16/stir-me-up-by-sabrina-elkins/

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Currently Reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth.  OMG I am LOVING this book.  Almost finished!

Are you kidding?  I love Divergent so much, Insurgent (Divergent #2) is already downloaded on my Kindle!

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)  

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Stir Me Up Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins.  Published Oct 1, 2013 by Harlequin Teen.  CDN $1.99 Kindle Edition

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She’ll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father’s French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami’s family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian’s all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami’s starting to feel. And Cami can’t stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He’s got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated…(Goodreads Excerpt)

What to say? Hmmm.  I picked this book as a distraction from my normal read which is YA paranormal.  Witches, Demons Vampires and ghosts easily entertain me.  This book has NONE of those.  Be forewarned..lol

I adored the book.  It was a nice light read that kept me entertained.  I liked that it explored the teenage issues that all girls face today, pressure from boys for sex, drugs, alcohol etc.  Cami’s boyfriend at the beginning of the book annoyed the heck out of me and I wanted to smack him up the side of the head.  (Sigh…I have teenage daughters so you will forgive the urge)  I liked that Cami was strong enough to stand up to him…most of the time.

I loved the interaction between Cami and Julian.  The angry bitterness that he used to push her away and Cami’s “I don’t need to put up with his crap” that made me smile…Girl after my own heart.

Cami’s best friend Taryn was a good secondary character that gave a lot of laughter.  I love the SHOUTY CAPITOLS that she always uses in her text messages.

Oh and I loved the cooking references.  There were even recipes on the back of the book!  This aspect made it interesting and real that she was so passionate about being a chef.

The book was easy to read, easy to get into and I think what made me enjoy the book the most was that Cami, like many young girls finishing high school was nervous about what’s next.  I mean she had choices and some were pushing her to make that choice.  At times she was very real about someone else making the decision for her and I admire her for that…for recognizing that she was scared about her future.  I won’t say what she does, that would ruin it.  You will have to read it to find out!

While it wasn’t stocked full of thunder and action, it was a nice read and I give it 5 stars.

WWW Wednesdays (Jan 15)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)Recently Finished: A demon made me do it by Penelope King.  Really enjoyed this book.  Review here: https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/10/a-demon-made-me-do-it-by-penelope-king/

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/02/unravel-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

Stir Me UpCurrently Reading: Stir me up by Sabrina Elkins.  I was looking for a break from the supernatural and therefore decided to read this.  I am almost finished.  Loved it.  review posted soon.

I still have Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King on my kindle and Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I think Divergent is going to win out!

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2) Divergent (Divergent, #1)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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Teaser Tuesday (Jan 14)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

He’s a TRAIN WRECK and a major jerk.  He yells at Estella and throws things.

HOT WOUNDED MARINE – WITH ATTITUDE?? Taryn texts.

I roll my eyes and grin, shake my head.   You’re insane, you know this.

8% on kindle

Stir Me Up Stir me up by Sabrina Elkins

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WWW Wednesdays (Jan 8)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Recently Finished: Unravel Me (shatter me #2) by Tahereh Mafi.  Really great sequal to Shatter Me.  Review is here

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/02/unravel-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)Currently Reading:  A Demon Made Me Do it. (Demonblood #1).  I took a break for Christmas and put off reading this until two days ago.  I absolutely LOVE it!  I am almost finished and will post a review as soon as I finish. 🙂

Next for me? 

Since I am enjoying A Demon Made Me Do it so much, I downloaded the second book Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King.

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2)

And of course I am dying to get to Divergent by Veronica Roth and Stir Me UP by Sabrina Elkins since they keep staring at me on my kindle and whispering read me first, read me first!

Stir Me Up Divergent (Divergent, #1)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

WWW Wednesdays (Dec 18)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Recently Finished: Unravel Me (shatter me #2) by Tahereh Mafi.  I loved this book!  I will post a review shortly.

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)Currently Reading:  A Demon Made Me Do it. (Demonblood #1).  I just started this so no comments yet.  It has lots of promise though. 

Next for me? I just downloaded both of these on my Kindle.  Not sure which I will read first.  And of course you never know what else might show up before I get to either of them!  

Stir Me Up Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Divergent ( Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth) 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!