February 21, 2017

Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

Title: By Your Side
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: January 31st 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

This is the fifth book written by Kasie West that I´ve read and although it isn´t one of my favorites, I did enjoyed it a lot.

At the beginning of the story Autumn is locked inside a library after she was with a large group of friends and by mistake she leaves her bag with her cell phone in the trunk of one of the cars, so she doesn´t have means to communicate and for reasons explained in the book, her parents do not expect her to return home that night, so it is credible to some extent that she is locked in a public library for several days, but I´m not very sure why there aren´t telephones accessible in the areas to which she has access, but as it´s a fiction book so I pretend that everything is possible. And locked up with her is Dax, a schoolmate who has a reputation for being dangerous because he spent a few months in a juvenile reformatory, so at the beginning of their lockup they come to an arrangement to coexist until the library is open, but through their time together they get to know each other a little and Dex discovers Autumn´s, a secret that only her family knows, which is what makes them to a certain extent partners in crime, because Dax knows something about her that no one else knows.

The book is not only the story of them locked up at the library, but it also is about them returning to their normal life and how they interact at school, with her friends and the drama of the love triangle. I liked the interaction between Autumn and Dax, since it isn´t insta-love since they know each other from school, only that they had never interacted before and how after the library and the secrets they shared, how they start to have a connection that turns to attraction.

I do recommend it to those who like cute YA books with some light drama.

February 20, 2017

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 
Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost (4/5 stars)
Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (4/5 stars)

 Currently reading
Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima

What I´m going to read next?

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February 14, 2017

Top Ten Favorite Book Couples

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

Top Ten Favorite Book Couples
(in no particular order)

These are some of my favorites couples from my favorites books and in my opinion they´re right for each other..
There are some couples that didn´t got together until the last book of the series.

Anna and √Čtienne from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Adrian and Sydney from Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

Addison and Trevor from Pivot Point duology by Kasie West

Chloe and Derek from Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Princess Raisa and Han from Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Iolanthe and Prince Titus from The Elemental trilogy by Sherry Thomas

Queen Elisa and Hector from Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson

Darla and Alex fron Ashfall series by Mike Mullin 

Kate and Curran from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

Elena and Clayton from Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong

Honorable mentions:
Tessa and Jem from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Simon and Blue from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Allison and Zeke from Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa
Cinder and Prince Kai from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

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February 13, 2017

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 
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (4/5 stars)
Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover (3.5/5 stars)

 Currently reading
Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost

What I´m going to read next?
Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

What are you reading today?
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February 9, 2017

STARFALL Launch Blitz & Giveaway

Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.


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STARFALL (book 2)

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To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a Starflight duology swag pack, complete with bookmarks and two signed mini posters! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Best of luck, and happy reading!

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.

February 8, 2017

Review: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Title: Wayfarer (Passenger #2)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: January 3rd 2017

Rating: 4.25/5

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You can read my review of Passenger - here
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them. 

Wayfarer is the second book and conclusion of the Passenger duology and it´s really good, I enjoyed it.

Etta Spencer and Nicholas Carter, are the main characters of this story and both can travel in time, they travel through portals and the fact of being a traveler is a hereditary trait, Etta comes from the Linden family and Nicholas is illegitimate son of the Ironwood family and they live in a world where the Ironwood family has almost eradicated the rest of the families of travelers and where the Grand Master (Nicholas's grandfather) has changed the story to benefit himself at expense of his direct family, meanwhile what remains of the Hemlock family (known as Thorns) is trying to reverse the changes in the timeline that the Ironwood have made.

And in the middle of this war between these two families are Etta and Nicholas, they´re searching the astrolabe with the intention of destroying it, a device that falling into the wrong hands could change the lives of many travelers. At the end of the previous book Etta and Nicholas are separated and Nicholas does not know in which century Etta is thrown and decides to look for her something that is not easy since he has no idea where to start, so with the help of Sophia begins his search, meanwhile there are a group of assassins that´s following him.

It is told from dual points of view, Etta´s and Nicholas´s, with alternating chapters so that we follow them through their adventures through time, the tests that they have to go through (especially Nicholas) and we get to see how some of events in history are changing.

On this book my favorite character was Nicholas, since despite having a hard life, having suffered at the hand of his own family (being his grandfather one of the most cruel against him) and the fact that his skin color had caused him problems, he´s a noble person.

Overall, Wayfarer is full of adventure, action and some romance, with good characters and an end that left me satisfied. I really loved it!.

February 6, 2017

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 
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (3.5/5 stars)
After Hello (You Had Me At Hello #1.5) by Mhairi McFarlane (4.5/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

What are you reading today?
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January 30, 2017

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 2nd 2010

Rating: 4/5

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What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

This book had been in my shelf for a long time and I had already forgotten about it, but now that the movie based on this book is about to come out, I decided to read it, because I was intrigued when I saw the trailer.

Samantha Kingston, is a popular girl and fits all stereotypes, she believes in the hierarchy of high school, there are the popular people and the rest of the world. And as a popular girl, she and her friends dominate high school and contemptuously look at the non-popular.

The story is told by Samantha and takes place on the day they celebrate Valentine's Day at her school (Friday, February 12) and we follow her from the moment she wakes up, to the time when returning from a party with her friends they have a car accident; And the next time she wakes up, its February 12 again and for the next few days she will relive the same day over and over again and every time she tries to change events to be able to leave the time loop in which she is trapped and so try to save herself.
Initially I did not like the character of Samantha, since she´s a bully and it was not until the last chapters that I started to like her.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, which deals with the consequences of bullying. And the ending.... I´m still thinking about it...... is an end that I was not expecting.
I do recommend this book.

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
Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken (4/5 stars)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (4/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today?
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