Sexy Sundays: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles


Sexy Sundays is a weekly feature on Nawanda Files where our romance expert will provide reviews for the hottest New Adult and crossover titles in the genre.

Stupid Girl
by Cindy Miles

Cindy Miles hooked me right from the start of this book when tragedy befalls Olivia Beaumont, prior to her senior year in high school.  I think we can all guess what happens--but being the romantic I am, I believe that you can simply date in high school and make out without having anyone feel obligated to “go all the way.” I seriously get way too wrapped up in my characters’ lives lol.

If You Love the CW...

So this is a quick post for all those CW lovers out there (myself included). Becca, who is a co-blogger here on Nawanda Files and my twin, is a writer over at the CW Atlanta. Every once and a while I like to pimp out her articles. Today is that day, my friends.

Preach, Klaus, preach!

Check out her posts over at CW ATLANTA

My favorites include her post about the four new shows (there is also a poll to vote for your favorite) and her the 100 recaps

Book Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of EverythingBOOK REVIEW:

The Beginning of Everything
by Robyn Schneider

I'm always on the hunt for a really great book with a male POV. So far Split by Swati Avasthi and Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn lead the pack, but The Beginning of Everything easily elevated itself to one of my all time favorites.

Let's start with the highlights. Ezra. The lead of the book was once a popular tennis jock only to have seriously injured his leg in a hit-and-run (he was hit) and been lowered to "cripple" status. The popular kids isolate him--or so he believes in his point-of-view. Honestly, I found the whole social dynamics intriguing. It was really difficult to tell if the popular crowd was really cruel to Ezra, or if it was Ezra himself feeling distanced from them. It's a tug and pull that I constantly felt throughout the book.

Sexy Sundays: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4)SEXY SUNDAYS (ROMANCE REVIEWS):

Sexy Sundays is a weekly feature on Nawanda Files where our romance expert will provide reviews for the hottest New Adult and crossover titles in the genre.

Five Ways to Fall
by K.A. Tucker

I just finished Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker of course I loved it!!! But I realized that I had not reviewed the last three of her books and I thought I could put them all together in one synopsis. Hopefully not belittling them in the process because if you’re a romantic like me you will LOVE these books--in fact I will have to go back and read at least one because she has a new POV coming out in September :)

I love writers like K.A. Tucker whose books make you fall in love with all the characters then refuse to let them stay dormant. I guess I’ll start backwards because I just finished Five Ways to Fall. 

Freebie Friday [9]


Freebie Friday is going to be a weekly feature here on Nawanda Files. Where we're giving a book away every week off our shelves.

Last Friday's Winners:
Congratulations...Jennifer and Sandra. Vicious Deep and A Touch Scarlet will be shipped to you soon! 

To enter the giveaway this week. Pick a book from the list below and enter it into the rafflecopter. 
US Residents only. 

ARC (Advance Reader Copy)
Fragments by Dan Wells -- Like New
September Girls by Bennett Madison - Like New
Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark -- Like New
Othersphere by Nina Berry -- Like New
The Ward by Jordana Frankel -- Like New

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2


The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I saw it! And gah! There were so many amazing moments. I have to say with all the negative reviews from the critics, I was expecting a terrible movie. But, alas, it wasn't terrible. Was it perfect? eh...not really. But it was still very entertaining.

The highlight of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was (shocker) the romance between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey.

Real life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise their roles and they have some insane chemistry. Oh, and if you haven't seen the SNL skit where they suck face and do this...

then you're missing out.

Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

So I've chosen 5 books instead of 10 today because I wasn't feeling too inspired. And these books are ones that I almost put down, maybe because of a slow beginning or it took me a while to warm up to the writing style. But ultimately I was so glad that I didn't give up on it because it turned out to be really good :)

1. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater

This was my first book by Maggie Steifvater and it really took some time for me to get used to her writing style. It's very lyrical, and at times I wanted to put it down for a book with more action, but I stuck with it. And I'm glad I did! I began to fall in love with the characters and the emotional journey they were taking.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Immortal Beloved (Immortal Beloved, #1)

Book Haul...The One with the Gorgeous Dress


May had brought me so many great books (and the end of April too). I pre-ordered all of these lovelies and was so excited to open them up and caress their shiny covers.

Biggest surprise: I did not realize how large a book Since You've Been Gone was. It's supposed to be awesome, so it's going to be lots more of awesome ;)

Books into Movies: Allegiant, Outlander, and more


Bringing you the latest news on book adaptations into movies and television shows. From casting to filming and more! 



Based on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling book, the Outlander television show seems to be ripe for all those romance lovers. Me! I've never read the book, but I'm a glutton for some sexy men on TV. And can we talk about Sam Heughan who plays James Fraser? Here's a visual reference: 

So much swooooon!

Waiting on Wednesday: Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

by Nikki Kelly

The cover for this book looks creeeepy. It's already freaking me out! Combine vampires with angels and some other paranormal elements and this seems to be one of the few vamp books releasing in 2014. Which is why I'm eagerly awaiting it. Plus, lots of the early reviews have been stellar and they all mention how this book is incredibly unpredictable. Sounds like a winner! know...that cover *shudders*

Lailah by Nikki Kelly releases October 7th, 2014. Keep reading for the blurb and links.