Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Tour: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron Review & Tattoo Post

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron 

Book Blurb: 

Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.
On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.
Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.
But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever. 


Wow!….I just finished this book in one sitting. And let me tell you that I will be reading it again and again. I LOVED it! The characters are a-ma-zing! Taylor, she is just, yeah she is a little messed up but who's not?! She is so easy to relate to that you feel like you are in the story. Hunter, he is just awesome. I love him! 
I love the way they argue and fight all the time, while a bit of flirting and teasing thrown in (okay, maybe a lot :) ). I love how we get to se them grow close together and share their secrets. They are thrown together and it ends up being a great thing. I think that it is a great thing to write about (what happened with Taylor and her sister, not going to say, you just have to read it) because it can help other people who have been through it. It can show them that no matter what, the people who love yo will always be there. 

5/5 Stars.

Tattoo Post:

Okay, then tell me about your tattoos.”
“I told you I didn't believe in fate, I believe in luck. So I figured why not have all the luck I can with me?”
“How many do you have?” He turned his arm and showed me the seven. “One,” he said, and then pulled his left ear so I could see the ink behind it, “two,” he turned his back and pointed to the one between his shoulder blades, “three,” he pulled his foot up and showed me another that I hadn't seen before, that was a star, “four,” he pointed to the one on his chest, “five. I want to have seven when I'm done, but I only do one when I get the urge, so I haven't gotten one in a few months.”

When I first pictured Hunter Zaccadelli, I knew he would be inked, I just didn't know what those tattoos were. It took writing more about him to realize that Hunter is obsessed with luck, and lucky symbols. So, the next logical assumption would be that his tattoos were lucky symbols, so I had to choose what those would be, and what they would mean to him. Most of them are in black, except the clover and the scarab beetle, which are green and blue.

  • A number seven. This is a lucky number in many cultures. Seven days in a week, seven deadly sins, the list goes on. Seven is also a prime number. It is considered lucky in Chinese culture, symbolizing togetherness. Hunter's seven is intricate and scrolling, like something ancient. I haven't been able to find a picture of how I'd like it, but I'm looking. This one is located on his left arm.
  • A horseshoe. Sailors believed that nailing a horseshoe to their boats would help them avoid storms. It is also considered a charm against evil. This is behind his left ear.
  • A four-leaf clover. According to legend, the four leaves represent faith, hope, love and luck. For every four-leaf clover there are 10,000 of the three-leafed variety. This one is on his left pectoral, above his heart.
  • A scarab beetle. This one is kind of gross. The Egyptians would observe the scarab beetles rolling balls of dung and then laying their eggs in them. When the beetles were "born" it was like they had hatched from nothing. The rolling of the dung balls also seemed to symbolize the sun moving across the sky. It's lucky the beetles are so pretty. This one is in the middle of Hunter's back.
  • A star. Stars have always been considered lucky, and provided guidance for those who were lost. In Hunter's case, it goes back to something his mother said, that she loved him more than the stars. This is on his right foot.
Someday if I can find someone who's willing to work for free ( or free books ) I'll get them to draw them for me, so I can share my vision with everyone.

Author Info:

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
She has two books out now, Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first and second books in the Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy. The third book, Numb will be out this August, and the fourth in the winter. Her other book, Whisper, about a girl who is alive, a boy who isn't and the complications that go along with their relationship, released June 16 and is the first in a trilogy.


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