Review: Pucked by Rachel Walter

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By: Rachel Walter

Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life?

Riley Silk, captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn’t think life can be lived if love is present. If there’s two things in life he knows to be true, it’s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life. He’s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in order to stay focused on his duties and goals.

Audrey Jacobs, the Warriors’ number one fan, believes life can’t be lived without love. She can find love and beauty in the muddiest of situations. Her best friend, Riley, is under a lot of stress at home, so she does her best to brighten his mood whenever she can.

When lines cross and blur, they struggle to keep control of the simplicity their friendship once held. With Audrey’s outlook on life usually surrounded by light, the growing darkness of her doubts and insecurities threaten to deflect her toward the wrong path.

Can she find her true self before her world burns around her? When truths become lies, can Riley find the strength to fight his way through his own personal darkness that clings to his mind and soul? Can he win this face-off that life has dropped in his zone, or will fate take him out of the game completely?

Who keeps the puck?


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This has been heart-breaking, mind-blowing, tear-inducing, soul-searching, chest-pounding story, where winter meets spring, creating a spectacular autumn that two bruised hearts call home.

Aubrey Jacob is fire, spring, a blooming dandelion in the mud. Yes, mud.. Because Aubrey girl loves mud and muddin’, and that’s something that make her unique.

Riley Silk is ice, winter, a frost that intensifies the ice surrounding his heart. Because Riley has been through a lot in the homefront, to him, love is cruel and cold and chilled.

Together, they are autumn. Together, they are fire and ice controlled. Together, they are unbreakable.

I loved everything about this book – the tears, the fights, the anxiety attacks, the milkshakes, the mud, the ice, and most specially – the one armed, one legged booty shaking dance.

I love Pucked!

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Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

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Title: All Fall Down

Series: Embassy Row #1
Author: Ally Carter
Published Dec 2015

officialsynopA new series of global proportions — from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row.

Now, at age sixteen, she’s come back to stay – in order to solve the mystery of her mother’s death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.

officialreviewGrace was there when her mother died, when she was shot in the chest, when the scarred man stood not far from her. Grace was there and witnessed it all, but no one believed her; no one, even her grandfather. They thought she was traumatized, that she was seeing things, that she’d gone insane.

Three years, Grandpa Ambassador ignored her; three years her father seemed to be distant from her. And after three years, she came back to where it all happened. With Ms Chancellor to guide her, Alexei to watch over her (because her brother Jamie asked him to) and a new friend, Noah, Grace would attempt to live a normal life again. she could But she couldn’t. Because within 48 hours in Adria, she saw that man again. The Man with the Scar. The Man who killed her mom. And it looked like he’s going to murder someone again. Grace must do everything to prevent this, to reveal the identity of her mother’s killer, to make everyone believe her, once and for all, or else, all will fall down.

Obviously, Ally Carter has done it again! I thought her other character from her previous books, Katarina Bishop was cool, both as a thief and a friend (in Heist Society) but with Grace, I felt drawn to her. I have this motherly instinct to run and comfort her and take her to Mount Kilimanjaro to stay away from all those that troubles her. No, she’s not cool. Grace is better, all because of the trauma she had to endure.

But she’s a fighter, she’s not afraid to get into trouble, she’s a real friend. No, I don’t want to dwell on the possible love triangle between her, Noah & Alexei, because that isn’t the focus of the novel. The mystery behind the Scarred Man and what really happened that night were the things to look forward to. Alexei, Lila, Noah, Rosie, Megan and other kids from the Embassy Row were all outstanding characters, each had something special to offer in the story, making All Fall Down an engaging read. I’ll be reading the next book in this series very soon!

Previously reviewed book: HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter

My Rating: 

4cups

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