June 28, 2016

Top 5 Favorite Fantasy Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Top 5 Favorite Fantasy Books
(in no particular order)
Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima: I loved this series! The main characters are Han Alister a former street lord and Raisa ana´Mariana a princess, both of them will collided at some point in the story, but I liked that we get to know them in their own environment, with their families and friends.
The Demon King My ReviewThe Exiled Queen My Review, The Gray Wolf Throne My Review & The Crimson Crown - My Review

The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas: I really really loved this trilogy! It´s a perfect combination of romance, friendship, lovable characters, action, magic, suspense, mystery and unexpected twists and turns that had me glued to the book all the time. I highly recommended this trilogy. 
The Burning Sky - My Review, The Perilous Sea- My Review & The Immortal Heights - My Review

Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson: I love this trilogy but The Bitter Kingdon is my favorite, loved the ending, loved the romance, loved it all. 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - My ReviewThe Crown of Embers - My Review & The Bitter Kingdom - My Review

Healer Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder: Touch of Power tells the story of  Avry of Kazan a 20 years old young woman, she´s strong, smart, stubborn, strong-minded, she can take care of herself. She´s a healer that can heal by simply touching a person, the only drawback is that she absorbs and suffers the illness or injury of the person she´s healing, the gift that she has, at some time was well appreciated by everyone, but after a plague that killed two-thirds of the population of the Fifteen Realms,the healers were blamed for the plague and persecuted, so Avry for the last three years has been in hiding and trying to survive but at the beginning of the story she is about to give up.
Touch of Power My Review, Scent of Magic My Review & Taste of Darkness - My Review

Seraphina Duology by Rachel Hartman:Seraphina is GREAT read, it´s a very entertaining epic fantasy novel, which is beautifully crafted with good and lovable characters, with its dose of action, suspense, mystery and romance.
Seraphina - My Review & Shadow Scale - My Review

Which are your favorites fantasy books?
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June 27, 2016

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger (4/5 stars)
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger (4/5 stars)
Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes (5/5 stars)

Currently reading 

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today?

June 24, 2016

Review: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima


Title: Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1)
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 5th 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4.5/5

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A burning vengeance.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. The son of the queen of the Fells, Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

A blood-based curse.

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Destiny’s fiery hand.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

Flamecaster is the first book of the Shattered Realms series, which is the spin-off of the Seven Realms series and takes place 25 years after the end of the series.

One of the main characters is Adrian sul'Han, Prince of the Queendom of Fells and son of Raisa and Han, to whom they refer to as Ash. Ash is a wizard like his father, but specializes in healing magic. Due to an important event at the beginning of the story, Ash wants to seek revenge and his target is the cruel King of Arden, which had been at war with the Queendom of Fells for the last 25 years.

Jenna Bandelow who lives in Delphi, a mining town, she had been forced to work in the mines since she was a child and because of an incident with the cruel King of Arden, she joins a group called patriots trying to cause damage against King and his guard. Jenna has a strange mark on the back of her neck called magemark and also has visions of the future.

For different reasons the paths of Ash and Jenna intersect at the court of Arden, and the attraction is almost instantaneous, The romance is almost instant-attraction unlike in the previous series.

This book is action-packed, there´s never a dull moment, it build slowly the plot and is full of intrigue, revenge and has some unexpected twists and turns. I can not wait to read the next book in the series. Flamecaster is a epic fantasy novel and can be read without having read the previous series, but I do recommend you first read the Seven Realms series.

June 21, 2016

Top Five Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Top Five Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year 
(in no particular order)
This year I have read 29 books and from them 13 had been 2016 releases. These are my favorites.
Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken (4.25/5 stars)
My Review
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima (4.5/5 stars)

My Review
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (4/5 stars)
My Review

Driven (Otherworld Stories #13.6) by Kelley Armstrong (4.25/5 stars)
My Review

What 2016 releases books are your favorites so far?
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June 16, 2016

Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera


Title: Ruined (Ruined #1)
Author: Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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A revenge that will consume her.

A love that will ruin her.

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake. 

Ruined is a fantasy novel, where the main character is trying to rescue her younger sister, whom was kidnapped when the Kingdom of Ruina was attacked by the Kingdom of Lera and their mother the Queen was killed, so Emelina is not only in a rescue mission but also seeking revenge, so with the help of her best friends she manages to pass as the betrothed of the Crown Prince of Lera, their enemy and her main plan is to marry Prince Casimir and found out the place where they have her sister Olivia and rescue her. But what Emelina didn´t saw coming is that Prince Casimir is nothing like she expected, there is much more of him and she begins to feel attracted to him, even though she really should be planning his death.

Emelina is princess of the Kingdom of Ruina, a kingdom where most of the inhabitants have powers that sounds a lot like telekinesis, but Emelina was born without any power, so even as a child she was trained in combat, trying somehow not to be so helpless. Something that will help her in her plans of revenge.

Casimir is the prince of the Kingdom of Lera, he´s a good fighter, but he´s not very interested in politics although he´s the future King of Lera, but it isn´t until he meets his fiancee that he start to wonder about the war against Ruina, he never asked his father the King why he attacked the Kingdom of Ruina, and why they still hunting and killing the survivors, he simply accepted his father reasons, but now he ins´t too sure about this war.

Something I liked about the story is that there isn´t good nor bad in this war, because depending on which side you're on, the villain can change ..... because Emelina's mother was not a good person nor is Casimir's father.

Ruined is a fantasy novel with plenty of action, romance and has an ending that leaves you hooked for the next book in the trilogy.

Book trailer

June 15, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Leave Me

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is

Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Release date: September 6th 2016
International bestselling author Gayle Forman's trademark humor and insight abound in this masterful adult debut, showing us that sometimes you have to leave home in order to find it again.

For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack.

Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: She packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once we get to where we're going, we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves and from herself.

With big-hearted characters who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing our fears. Gayle Forman, a dazzling observer of human nature, has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head-on. 

What book are you waiting this week?
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June 14, 2016

Top Six Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Top Six Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year
(in no particular order)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews 
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

What books are you looking forward to read in 2016?
Leave me your link in the comments.

June 13, 2016

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by Evelyn Skye (3.5 or 4/5 stars)

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today?

June 8, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
Release date: September 27th 2016
Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as dangerous as she is in danger.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep. 
What book are you waiting this week?
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June 6, 2016

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger (4/5 stars)
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima (4.5/5 stars)

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today?