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review 2018-01-16 09:02
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Starlight Nights - Stacey Kade

Calista/Callie was in college but still didn’t fit in. Calista was a former tv star. A Maxim It Girl four years ago. Callie knows she already had working against her and she had to try to face it. Callie s now a regular person and she wants to care. At twenty three Calista is the oldest freshman at Blake College.  Callie still had three and a half years of college, she was studying to be an accountant. Callie needed to blend in and make this work. The guys here are only interested in the stuff Callie was rumored to have done and with whom. While an actor Callie had a brush with heroin and she had lost her freedom to her controlling mother through a court order. Callie had been a working child actor and her mom had been her manager for the first eighteen years of Callie’s life Callie supported her family and her mother had pushed her to be an actor and to keep acting. . Prisoners had more freedom than Callie used to have. The other college girls felt they had to compete against Callie. Callie is terrible at making friends as she had years of homeschooling. Callie loves Eric . He had helped her get a part on Starlight when she really needed a job but had never kissed anyone and Eric showed her how to get through it and shortly after she had fallen in love with Eric even if he hadn’t known.   before even though she was sixteen. Callie was reluctantly invited to a party at a Frat house and when she goes sees Eric at the Frat house and he says he just wants to talk to her. Callie had been in a car accident with Eric and had several surgeries to right her arm that had been shattered.. After seeing Eric at her college Callie knew she still felt very strongly for Eric but she will be a lot more careful and not let him ruin her life. Eric is already an established actor and his father is a huge producer in Hollywood but always derails s Eric’s career. Eric wants to be prove himself as a producer without his father’s help. Eric buys the rights to Callie’s favorite book . He hopes to make a web series and help Callie to come back to Hollywood. Callie doesn’t want to go back to acting but she knows her mother will push her sister to act if Callie doesn’t go back to supporting the family.

I liked this book a lot. I loved Eric and Callie together . This had my attention form the beginning to end. It did drag at times for me but not enough for me to stop reading this. I did get confused at times between the present and the past. I did love how Callie and Eric grew throughout this book. There was realism in my opinion in this book. This book choked me up at times. I didn’t like Eric for awhile but as he grew I changed my opinion of him. Both callie and Eric were broken and I felt made this  book more interesting. There is : young actors, a first kiss, malipination, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental abuse, secret love, personal baggage, love triangle. Ruined life, college, family baggage, tabloid interference, and so much more in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend

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review 2017-04-18 00:00
738 Days
738 Days - Stacey Kade 738 Days - Stacey Kade Amanda is a kidnapping victim trying to get past years of sexual assault. Her one constant in her imprisonment was a poster of actor Chase Henry that reminded her of her sisters back home. A bit of an imaginary friend /kinship began and it is this fictional Chase Henry that kept her sane and allowed her to fight for freedom. It's been two years since she's been home and she's no closer to being better, terrified and mentally captive still. Enter the real Chase Henry. He needs a career boost and is offering her a proposal. He helps her, she helps him, quid pro quo. Neither expected to really care about the other.

While most of the events take place in the course of a week, and how can you truly fall in love with someone in just one week, it's different for the two of them. For the first time Amanda is experiencing freedom in her own choices. Chase is trying to make better choices for himself than he's made in a long time. They both were held captive to a certain degree by others, and they understand each other like no one ever has before.

Chase is so gentle with Amanda, letting her test her boundaries, and is the most perfect gentleman ever in keeping his hands where she needs them to be. Those scenes alone made me fall a little in love with Chase myself. Like all great things, they come to an end when Chase's stupidity catches up to him. He has to work that much harder to prove to himself, and to Amanda, that he's worth taking the risk on.

I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, great story, romantic but not cheesy, realistic in some ways while the unrealistic parts aren't obnoxious about it. This was my first Stacey Kade book. I've always liked YA/NA novels and will definitely look into all her other books. This book had a very Colleen Hoover feel to me, and in the world of New Adult authors that's very high praise indeed.
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review 2016-07-11 15:10
738 Days
738 Days - Stacey Kade 738 Days - Stacey Kade

I really wanted to love this novel. I wanted to be in this emotional, sentimental, dreamy state as Amanda put back together her world with the man who others thought saved her but it just didn’t happen like I thought it would. I wanted depth and tender-hearted moments as the two of them struggled to find themselves but I felt as if the author didn’t go as deep as I thought she should. The beginning of the novel had the emotional intensity that I was looking for but as the novel progressed, I thought its intensity weakened.  I really enjoyed the story, the characters were wonderful but I was ready for the characters and their emotions to hit me hard as they came to grips with what their lives had become.


As the novel opened, Amanda existed in a hidden section of Jake’s basement.   The intensity, edginess and urgency of the words that the author poured out onto the pages had me immediately draw into the story and I was worried for Amanda and her safety. Chained with heavy shackles, she existed only for Jake but Amanda kept company with Chase whom Jake knew nothing about. His image on the wall suddenly becomes more than just a picture and he gave her life and hope. Miraculously, Jake slips up and Amanda finds her freedom once again outside the walls of his darken tomb.   It is now years in the future and Amanda is still dealing with the trauma of her past.   She wants to move forward but the memories are still there and haunting her. Chase, the man who kept her breathing and moving forward during her captivity is fighting his own battles. Once a successful actor, Chase needs to shine again in the public’s eye and his agent believes touching base with Amanda while the camera’s are rolling just might be the ticket. What a powerful and emotion journey this encounter begins. I was excited thinking about what reactions the two of them might have meeting for the first time. It’s quite a journey, one for the books. I never thought Amanda would react the way she did, she was brave yet I kept thinking as I read Amanda, what are you doing? Family is important and I think Amanda realizes how important her family is throughout this ordeal.  All the characters are searching for something although they are not quite sure what they are willing to give up to get what they want in the process. It was an interesting novel and it made me think.

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text 2015-12-30 23:03
Sock Poppet's 2015 Listorama! ~ Part 2
Between - Jessica Warman
The Family from One End Street: And Some of Their Adventures - Eve Garnett
Little Elliot, Big Family - Mike Curato,Mike Curato
The Cabinet of Wonders - Marie Rutkoski
The Rules - Stacey Kade
Unwind - Neal Shusterman
The Nobody - Diane Farr

Best "What I Learned After I Was Dead" Book: Between


Best Family I Want To Keep Reading About: Family From One End Street


Best Pictures: Little Elliot, Big Family


Best Fantasy Children's Series: Kronos Chronicles


Best YA Series With an Off-Putting Name (Project Paper Doll? Really????): Project Paper Doll


Best Series I Couldn't Wait to End (Because the Premise Was Gruesome), Yet Loved: Unwind


Best "This Is How Regency Should Be Written": Nobody

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url 2015-06-13 03:42
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The Ghost and the Goth - Stacey Kade

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