July 10, 2018

Top Ten Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read In 2018 So Far 
(in no particular order)

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab (4.5/5 stars)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews (5/5 stars)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson (5/5 stars)
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (4.5/5 stars) (Review)

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews (4.5/5 stars)
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (4.5/5 stars)
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (4.5/5 stars)


Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong (5/5 stars)
Betrayals (Cainsville #4) by Kelley Armstrong (4.5/5 stars)
Rituals (Cainsville #5) by Kelley Armstrong (5/5 stars)


What books are your favorites so far?
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July 6, 2018

Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


Title: Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1)
Author: Patricia Briggs 
Publisher: Ace books
Release date: February 1st 2006

Rating: 3.75/5

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Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...

Moon Called is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series (there are 10 books so far), and its a compelling and enjoyable urban fantasy book.

Mercy lives in a world where werewolves, vampires, fairies, witches and other supernatural creatures exist, in fact she´s a coyote shape shifter, which is known as a walker. Mercy does not know another walker like her, so as a child she was adopted into a pack of werewolves where she was always different, she´s acquaintance with pack politics but since she left the pack were she grew up as a teenager, she tries to stay out of werewolf politics.

Mercy work as a mechanic and as much as she tries to stay away from the local wolf pack, it´s a little difficult because Adam the pack alpha is her neighbor and she is a good friend of Jesse her teenage daughter. And when a young werewolf arrives at her shop asking for work, Mercy agrees to help him, without knowing the danger that´s is following.

Mercy is a tenacious, clever, strong hero, although not physically, since being a walker only transforms her into a coyote but she does not have super strength, nor her wounds heal quickly, the great advantage she has,  is that she´s supernatural fast in her coyote form and she has a good nose.

Overall, Moon Called is a good first book in a series, the plot has a good rhythm, has no slow or boring moments, I had some problems with how is resolves at the end, but nothing unforgivable, we also see the beginning of a love triangle, but do not expect romance in this book. I do recommend it to urban fantasy fans.

July 2, 2018

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
Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher (3.5/5 stars)

Currently reading
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

What I´m going to read next?
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

What are you reading today?
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June 29, 2018

Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton


Title: My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)
Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 26th 2018

Rating: 3.75 o 4/5

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You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

My Plain Jane is a funny reimagining of Jane Eyre (which I have not read but I have an idea of the story) with a paranormal twist. When I started reading it, I had an idea of ​​what the story was about and I knew it was a sort of a parody but I didn´t know that there is a narrator whom is constantly "talking" with the reader and clarifying how things were in other times, which I found funny.

The book is told from three points of views, Jane Eyre´s, Charlotte Brontë´s and the ghost hunter Alexander Blackwood.

Jane Eyre is an orphan, poor young woman, she´s a teacher in Lowood school for young ladies and whose greatest aspiration is to be a governess, but she has a secret that no one at her school knows .... she can see ghosts and hopes that no one will discover her ability, but when by accident it is discovered that she is a seer, she immediately accepts the position as a governess in Thornfield Hall. Once there she meets the somber, brooding and temperamental Mr. Rochester and almost immediately falls in love.

Up until there I think it's very similar to the original story, not counting the paranormal aspect, what makes it even more different is that Charlotte Brontë (the writer of Jane Eyre) is a character in the story, she´s a student of Lowood school, a close friend of Jane Eyre and dreams of being a writer and spends her time writing stories where Jane is the main character.

On the other hand we have Alexander Blackwood who belongs to a secret society (that everyone knows about) of ghost hunters and most of the time he spends his time trying to recruit Jane and trying to drive away Charlotte (as the latter is very persistent).

What unites all the characters is the paranormal part, since a lot of the plot revolves around the ghosts. There is a lot of humor and some references to other classics (I didn´t catch all, but those about Jane Austen I did understood everything!, ... I think).

Overall, My Plain Jane is a funny, humorous novel, which does not take itself seriously, but which in turn is the re imagining of a classic, but it isn´t perfect, its slow pace at times. What I got tired after the sixth time is that everybody tells poor Jane how plain she´s, they get out of their way to talk about her plainness, but I did enjoy it!.

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June 26, 2018

Book Series I Don’t Plan to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Book Series I Don’t Plan to Finish (but I can change my mind)
(in no particular order)
YOUNG ADULT
Trilogies/series that I read the first book but I never bought the second book and now a lot of time has passed.
Alienated trilogy by Melissa Landers
Undertow trilogy by Michael Buckley
The Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy by Aimee Carter

The Naturals Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Arcana Chronicles Series by Kresley Cole
The Program Series by Suzanne Young 

Everneath Trilogy by Brodi Ashton
Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
Curse Workers by Holly Black 

Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini

ADULT
Trilogies/series that I read the first book but I never bought the second book and now a lot of time has passed.
Broken Destiny Trilogy by Jeaniene Frost 
Menagerie Trilogy by Rachel Vincent
Devil's Isle Trilogy by Chloe Neill

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward : The last book I read of this series was book 11 and I sort of lost interest.

Should I read any of these books?
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June 25, 2018

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
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (3.5/5 stars)
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (4.25/5 stars)
My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton (3.5 or 4 /5 stars)

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs (4/5 stars)

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

What are you reading today?
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June 19, 2018

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List
(in no particular order)
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson

What books are on your summer TBR list?
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