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Books, Movies, Fandoms: Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2016 that I Highly Recommend and More!

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This is “BooksMoviesFandoms” 4th Annual Top List of Recommended books I’ve reviewed from this past year. After compiling my list of favorite books/novels that I had the privilege of reading and reviewing during 2016, with great difficulty(amazing books do that to you!), I narrowed it down to this dynamic list of reads. These are stories that truly deserve praise for their enthralling story lines, captivating dialogue, and the emotional journey readers will be taken on by these talented authors. Let’s not forget those engaging characters that can make or break a story. First are the Top 20 Reviewed favorites of the “BooksMoviesFandoms Blog” in no particular order followed by The Top Lists of other categories! Check them all out! Farewell to a compelling 2016. Here’s to an awesome 2017! 🙂 🎉

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#1 – EL DIABLO by Author M. ROBINSON

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#2 – A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Author TILLIE COLE

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#3 – PIECE OF INFINITY by Author EMILY BOLD

Piece Of Infinity CURSE SERIES 3 by Emily Bold(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#4 – NEIGHBORS by Author STYLO FANTOME

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#5 – PAPER PRINCESS by Author ERIN WATT

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#6 – ANTI-STEPBROTHER by Author TIJAN

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#7 – SUGAR DADDY by Author SAWYER BENNETT

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#8 – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Author PENELOPE WARD

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#9 – MISFIT by Author KATHRYN KELLY

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#10 – LAST RIDE by Author CHANTAL FERNANDO

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#11 – DEEP REDEMPTION by Author TILLIE COLE

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#12 – EDEN’S DELIVERANCE by Author RHENNA MORGAN

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#13 – BROKEN PRINCE by Author ERIN WATT

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#14 – CHAOS BOUND by Author SARAH CASTILLE

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#15 – A VEIL OF VINES by Author TILLIE COLE

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#16 – MONDAY by Author E. L. TODD

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#17 – THE HARD COUNT by Author GINGER SCOTT

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#18 – RAVAGE by Author TILLIE COLE

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#19 – WORTH IT ALL by Author CLAUDIA CONNOR

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#20 – STEPPING OVER THE LINE by Author LAURA MARIE ALTOM

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This concludes the Top 20 Favorite List of Books Reviewed for 2016!

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Below are Categories based on the books I’ve read & reviewed in 2016:

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More Categories for The Books of 2016!

(Not listed in any particular order.)

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TOP 5 AUTHORS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Tillie Cole (A Thousand Boy Kisses/A Veil Of Vines/The Scarred Souls Series/Sweet Home Series/Hades Hangmen MC Series/)
2 M. Robinson (El Diablo/The Good Ol’ Boys Series/Road To Nowhere Series)
3 Erin Watt (Paper Princess/Broken Prince/Twisted Palace)
4 Emily Bold (Touch of Eternity/Breath of Yesterday/Piece of Infinity)
5 Sawyer Bennett (Sugar Daddy/Sugar Rush/Sugar Free/Last Call Series/Cold Fury Hockey Series/Legal Affairs Series)

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TOP 5 MOST EPIC COUPLES OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Lexi and Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez 💖(El Diablo by M. Robinson)
2 Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy “Poppymin” Litchfield 💖 (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
3 Samantha “Sam” Watts and Payton McLean 💖 (Piece Of Infinity by Emily Bold)
4 Chelsea Jameson and Damien “D.H.” Hennessey 💖  (Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward)
5 Valentin “194” Belrov and Zoya Kostava 💖 (Ravage by Tillie Cole)

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TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER MOMENTS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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The intense and emotional journey between Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez & Lexi (El Diablo by M. Robinson)
The kisses and life journey between Rune & Poppy (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
Sela & Beck’s unexpected growing relationship (Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett)
When Katya, Liam & Wulfric are faced with the truth (Neighbors by Stylo Fantome)
Holt “T-Rex” Savage learning about his MC brothers & getting to know Naiya Kelly (Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille)

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TOP 5 SEXY, HOT, DREAMY MEN OF A 2016 BOOK SERIES’ (Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Caden Banks from Anti-Stepbrother by TIJAN
Theodore “Hawke” from Monday by E. L. Todd
Payton McLean from Piece of Infinity by Emily Bold
Beckett “Beck” North from Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
Damien “D.H.” Hennessey from Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

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TOP 5 INSPIRING & STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Lexi from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Faye Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Naiya Kelly from Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille
Ella Harper from Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Francesca “Frankie” from Monday E. L. Todd

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TOP 5 “I WANT ONE OF THOSE” PROTECTIVE / ALPHA MALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Dex “Sin” Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Reed Royal from Broken Prince by Erin Watt
Nico Medina from The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Garrett Marsden from Stepping Over The Line by Laura Marie Altom

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TOP 5 AMAZING BOOK SERIES’ OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 The Royals Series (by Erin Watt)
2 Scarred Souls Series (by Tillie Cole)
3 Sugar Bowl Series (by Sawyer Bennett)
4 Sinner’s Tribe MC Series (by Sarah Castille)
5 Twin Estates Series (by Stylo Fantome)

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Looking forward to the mind-blowing books I’ll be reviewing in 2017… see ya for the next list around the next New Year! 🙂

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A Blogging Reader’s Review for: Broken Prince by Erin Watt.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Broken Prince’ (The Royals Series – Book #2) by Erin Watt.

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Title: BROKEN PRINCE
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals Series
Publishing date: July 25th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘BROKEN PRINCE’ by Erin Watt:

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novel of The Royals Series.***

“Broken Prince” by author Erin Watt is the second intriguing novel of The Royals Series. This novel falls into the genre mix of mature Young Adult and is a New Adult novel with a fantastic blend of contemporary romance, drama, and some suspense to draw a reader into the story-line. This series continues to pull readers into the twisted-turmoil involving The Royal’s family members, their newest family addition-Ella, and the other questionable people in their lives. Broken Prince is written from two main characters’ P.O.V.’s(point of views), Reed Royal and Ella Harper.

Ella Harper is gone. After finding the Royal family member she had come to trust most, in a compromising situation, she couldn’t stay any longer. The one thing Ella will come to know very well as this intense novel series continues is that she can run but she can’t hide from The Royals. Ella has known the hard life, and the struggle that The Royals aren’t familiar with but now that she’s entangled into their world, she discovers that they have their own dark and twisted problems to deal with. And she finds herself right in the middle of it all. Will Ella learn to accept the Royal treatment or will she be burned by the darker parts of their privileged lifestyle?

The Royal brothers Reed, Easton, Gideon, Sawyer, and Sebastian have been in charge when it comes to their peers but since Ella left, things have fallen apart. Reed doesn’t seem to care and most of his brothers blame him for the way things have began to crumble. But not everything is as it seems. Was the one they didn’t want around going to be the one to hold them together? With new secrets threatening to destroy them and completely change their family, their father Callum Royal will be led to believe lies in order to keep peace in their household. The entertaining thing about The Royal Series is that not everyone is as naive as they are believed to be and not all secrets stay secret.

Will Reed get the chance to get Ella to forgive him? Will Ella prefer to stay gone or will she accept the new life with The Royals? What secrets will be exposed and which will be the biggest secret discovered? Ella Harper is a strong-willed survivor, in the sense that she faces challenges and struggles but never allows them to bring her down. Then you have Reed Royal who is attractive, at times intimidating, and can be very protective of family and those closest to him. Each character brings something to the story and adds value in their own individual ways. Reed and the other Royal brothers are protective of their family and its reputation. Despite that, they are fun to read about because of their entertaining personalities.

I definitely recommend Broken Prince and The Royal Series for readers who enjoy a story that has a great dose of drama and delivers on the deep dynamics surrounding certain love interests and family situations. This novel ends on a cliffhanger for a couple of issues in the story but it’s all worth it since this is a very exciting series! The wait for the follow-up will not be too long since the third novel in The Royal Series “Twisted Palace” will be out in a few short months. This is worth checking out. Add this to your TBR List today! 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘BROKEN PRINCE’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘BROKEN PRINCE’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘BROKEN PRINCE’

Reed’s thoughts:  We told each other lies. We lied to ourselves because neither of us was willing to admit the truth- we couldn’t resist each other. At least that’s the way it was for me. From the moment she walked in the door, all big eyes and guarded hope, I couldn’t keep away.

Easton and Reed:  “You’ve been walking around like she’s nothing to you. Maybe you’re made of stone, but I like Ella. She- she was good for us.” His grief is almost tangible.
“I know.” The words are wrenched out of me. “I know, goddammit.” My throat tightens to the point of pain. “But… we weren’t good for her.”

Ella’s thoughts:  Anywhere I went, he’d be there. He’d hunt me for the rest of my life, because, as he reminded me, he owed it to my father. I don’t owe Steve O’Halloran a thing. I don’t owe Callum Royal, either. But I also don’t want to be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. Callum doesn’t bluff- he would never stop hunting me if I ran again.

Reed and Easton:  “Do you love her?” I ask hoarsely.
His head whirls toward me. “No.”
“You sure about that?”
“I don’t. Not the way you do.”
I relax, just slightly. “Still. You care about her.”
Of course he does. We all do, because that girl flew into our house like a whirlwind and made everything come alive again. She brought steel and fire. She made us laugh again. She gave us a purpose- at first, it was us uniting against her. Then it turned into us standing beside her. Protecting her. Loving her.

Reed and Ella:  “I’ll do anything. Tell me what you need.”
“You. Just you. It’s always been you.”
She kisses me. Her lips press softly against mine, sealing the promise she’s made to me. That she’s mind and always has been. From before we even met, she was mine and I was hers. I fought it too long, but I’m giving in now. I’m all in now.

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A Blogging Reader’s Review for: Paper Princess by Erin Watt.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Paper Princess’ (The Royals Series – Book #1) by Erin Watt.

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Title: PAPER PRINCESS
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals Series
Publishing date: April 4th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’ by Erin Watt:

“Paper Princess” is a dynamic novel filled with drama, sexy characters, and emotional highs and lows. This novel is the first of “The Royals Series” by author Erin Watt. Paper Princess walks the thin line between being a mature Young Adult and New Adult novel due to it’s intense dialogue, actions from the characters and the emotional roller-coaster ride their lives go on. This is also a Contemporary Romance story with some interesting turmoil between The Royals’ family members, the people in their lives, and their newest addition: Ella. Paper Princess is written solely from one main character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Ella.

Ella Harper has never known the royal treatment of anything in life since she grew up with a mother struggling with personal-dark-issues and never had much money. After tragedy hits her life, Ella chooses to pick up the pieces on her own. She makes choices to survive, no matter the possible consequences of those choices. When it seems she’s destined to follow in her mother’s foot-steps in some aspects of her life, someone surprisingly enters into her life.

Unbeknownst to Ella, a rich man named Callum Royal comes forward claiming to be her guardian and offers a mind-blowing deal. Soon after, Ella is introduced to a whole new lifestyle of the privileged, stuck-up, and the deceptive. Callum introduces Ella to his five sons who instantly seem to dislike her from the start while giving her a hard time as she struggles to adapt to this new change in her life. She learns a huge part of her history and where she comes from.

There is one brother in the Royal family in particular who seems to really take the lead in causing Ella so many problems in her new life. His name is Reed Royal. He’s dangerously attractive, intimidating, sexy as sin, and seems to run the school they attend. As Ella moves in, she quickly realizes that her rich peers love their high school drama. Unfortunately, she seems to be the main focus in most of the latest drama and rumors going around.

“Paper Princess” has many emotional twists and turns that will entertain you, piss you off, make you feel happy butterflies in your tummy, and may even break your heart. The characters were all awesome in their own ways. The main female character Ella is a strong-willed, street smart, savvy young lady and her imperfections just make her more real, relate-able, and likable. Reed and the other Royal brothers are protective of their family and its reputation. Despite that, they are fun to read about because of the wide-range in their personalities.

So, will Ella be able to adapt to her new lifestyle after having such a different social upbringing or will she be scared-away from this new life? Will the Royal brothers ever accept Ella into their world? And why is Reed the hardest on Ella? What will Ella learn about her past? This was a riveting, enticing, and all-together an enthralling read. I definitely recommend this for readers who enjoy a story that has some major drama, touches on some deep topics, and delves into the beginning of what looks to be a wild new series! Please Note: This touches on an attempted sexual-assault. Also, even though it does end on a cliffhanger, you should check this one out, it’s worth the read! The wait for the follow-up will not be long at all. I’m excited to get my hands on the second installment “Broken Prince” coming out very soon! 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘PAPER PRINCESS’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘PAPER PRINCESS’

Ella’s thoughts:  A chill runs through me. He’s the one to worry about. He’s the one I need to watch out for. And he’s the only one who tilts his head toward me in a calculated slant. As our gazes lock, my heart beats a little bit faster. Out of fear. Maybe under different circumstances, my heart would be pounding for another reason. Because he’s gorgeous. They all are.

Ella and Reed:  “All I want to do is make it to college.”
“And take a chunk of Royal money with you?”
“Maybe with a few Royal hearts in my pocket, too,” I say sweetly.
“You’re playing a dangerous game,” he rasps out.
“I don’t know any other way to play it.”
That bit of truth stuns him and I slip away.

Ella and Easton:  “Kiss me like you mean it,”I tell him.
His eyes darken and his tongue pokes out to run across his lower lip and it’s sexy as hell.
My gaze flicks over to Reed, who hasn’t stopped glowering. “Kiss me,”I repeat.
He lowers his head and whispers, “It doesn’t matter that you’re pretending I’m Reed. I’m pretending you’re someone else, too.”

Ella’s thoughts:  The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.

Reed and Ella:  “I’m mad at myself. I did this. Well, Easton and I. I brought this on you. I’m Reed the Destroyer.” He sounds sad. “Didn’t you know that?”
“I don’t like that name.”
“Yeah, and what would you call me instead?”
I open my mouth and say, “Mine.”

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