July 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (132): The Last Time We Say Goodbye

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


The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Release date:  February 10th 2015
There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.
Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

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July 21, 2014

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

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Finished reading
Both books are really good but I definitely LOVED Archtyphe! is a great read.

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?


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July 20, 2014

Review: Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig


Title: Coin Heist
Author: Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Adaptive Studios
Release date: June 10th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3/5

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The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore.

United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the slacker, the nerd, the athlete, and the "perfect" student – band together to attempt the impossible: rob the U.S. Mint. The diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons.

Elisa Ludwig's Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that could change all of their lives for the better—if they can pull it off.

Coin Heist is a  fast-paced book that has its funny moments and with an interesting plot.

This book is told from the four main characters POVs : among them is Alice, she´s the nerdy girl, has the best grades in her grade and is a great hacker, Jason is a musician and a slacker, the son of the principal of the school, there is also Dakota, she´s the popular girl at school, is in almost every club at school, has a popular boyfriend (approved by her parents), has excellent grades (for which she occupies tutoring constantly), but apparently she doesn´t meet her parents expectations. And to complete the quartet is Benny, the athlete and the scholarship boy. They all go to a prestigious school in Philadelphia, which might go to bankrupt and thereby alter their future, so that why this group of people with nothing in common ends up together to plan a robbery that could save their school ... the place they´re planning to rob is no other than the US mint.

It's fun reading about their plans, the obstacles they encounter and little by little they start to change their opinion of each other; at first they didn´t like each other, but they end up being supportive and something might develop between them.

Overall, I had fun with this story, is very entertaining, a quick read and although I didn´t feel identified with the main characters, I end up liking some of them. One thing that bother me is the abrupt ending, I would have liked a more elaborate ending.

July 19, 2014

Review: The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst


Title: The Lost (The Lost #1)
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Release date: May 27th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she's going to have to figure out just what she's missing—and what she's running from—before she can leave. So now Lauren's on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she'll be found….

Against the backdrop of this desolate and mystical town, Sarah Beth Durst writes an arresting, fantastical novel of one woman's impossible journey…and her quest to find her fate. 

The Lost is an adult book that´s a little peculiar, bizarre and sometimes a little disorienting and the first part of the book is somewhat confusing and didn´t know to where the story was going, but once I get used to what happens in the town of Lost, I  really enjoyed this book.

Lauren is a woman in her late twenties, she´s lost because she fears the diagnosis of her mother, since apparently her illness may have returned and instead of facing it, she decides to drive out of town aimlessly for hours until she gets to the town of Lost, once there she can´t leave no matter what she does. The people living there is very strange and they tell her that she must wait for "the missing man", because he will explain everything she needs to know, but when she meet him things doesn´t go as expected and she is trapped in The Lost and several of the residents are somewhat hostile toward her but she finds help in the enigmatic and handsome Peter and little Claire.

The story is told from the point of view of Lauren, she is a woman that´s not happy with her life at the time, and having a job she hates and her mother might be sick, which terrifies her, so while she´s trying to escape her life she ends up in Lost. Peter is her love interest, he is the "finder" of the town and usually speaks citing books and he doesn´t gives a direct answer, but he´s a great help to her and help her to adjust to her new reality. Claire is another important character, she´s a 6 year old girl that carries a knife all the time and is something like a guide and friend of Lauren.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Lost, but it took me a while to understand the plot, because that world is very strange, weird , creepy and sometimes it feels a little bit like Wonderland, but it did catch my interest and I can not wait to read the next book in the trilogy.

July 16, 2014

Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes


Title: The Art of Lainey
Author: Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 20th 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.

And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they're sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few "dates", it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.

What's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with if you're still figuring out the person you're meant to be?

This book was a pleasant surprise to me, I didn´t expect to much of it. The Art of Lainey is a very funny, entertaining book with a cute romance and although the idea is not original, since I have seen the same story several times in different ways (especially in movies), I really enjoyed it.

The story begins in the summer before Lainey´s senior year, she´s looking forward to a wonderful summer with her amazing boyfriend and working at her family´s cafe, when her boyfriend breaks up with her at her work, she´s at first a little disoriented because Jason never gave any indication that something wasn´t working between them. But once she overcomes her shock and humiliation, she decides she has to get him back because all her future plans and her senior year will be disastrous if she doesn´t gets her boyfriend back, so with the help of her best friend which then is reading the book The Art of War, decides to take the book as a guide on how to confront, overtake and conquer the "enemy" aka Jason, so they make a list of things Lainey should and shouldn´t do in her attempt to get him back. Besides that she "recruits" Micah, a coworker to be her pretend boyfriend to make her ex-boyfriend jealous and from there she and Micah begin to spend more time together and something change between them.

I really liked the character of Micah, he isn´t the typical guy Lainey would date, but the more time they spend together they start to like and know each other (despite being classmates for years), although the original deal was to try to win back their exes.

The Art of Lainey is a fun, light, fresh contemporary novel with a cute romance with likable characters.

Waiting On Wednesday (131): Illusions of Fate

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

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White 
Release date: September 9th 2014
“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

Kiersten White captured readers’ hearts with her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy and its effortless mix of magic and real-world teenage humor. She returns to that winning combination of wit, charm, and enchantment in Illusions of Fate, a sparkling and romantic new novel perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, The Madman’s Daughter, and Libba Bray.

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July 14, 2014

July New Release Giveaway Hop - Intl

July New Release Giveaway Hop
Hosted by Book Nerd
July 15 - 31, 2014

The giveaway is International.
Win a book of your choice from the new releases below or one July New Release book of your choice up to 20 Dlls from TBD.
On the Fence by Kasie West
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Prototype (Archetype #2) by M.D. Waters

Details
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  • Win one July New Release book of your choice up to 20 US Dlls from TBD (must have been published in July 2014).
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July 7, 2014

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

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Finished reading
Coin Heist was an entertaining book about 4 teens with nothing in common but they join forces to plan a robbery to the US mint in order to save their school from going bankrupt. 

I really liked On the Fence, is a perfect book to read this summer! Charlie is a tomboy, she grew up with three older brothers (very overprotective), and her neighbor (another overprotective guy) she had know him most of her life, he´s her best friend and another brother to her.....until now; it´s a coming to age story about a girl that is starting to have confused feelings for her best friend. 

In Born of Illusion, Anna is working with her mother in the world of entertainment in the 20's, she is a magician and illusionist and the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini. Anna has a secret that nobody knows, she has the gift to feel the emotions of the people she touch and also when she has visions and in her last vision she "sees" that she and her mother are in danger ... and she knows that she shouldn´t trust anyone.

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July 6, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (37): June

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga´s Reviews, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail. 

These are the books I got last month

FOR REVIEW
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang


Thank you very much to Hachette Children's Books, Harlequin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Balzer + Bray, Greenwillow Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Netgalley and Edelweiss for the eARCs.

WON
Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August (ARC)

BOUGHT
Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 
Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 


Shug by Jenny Han
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

FOR MY KINDLE
Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld

Brazen (Otherworld Stories #13.1) by Kelley Armstrong

The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
Pathfinder (Pathfinder #1) by Orson Scott Card

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

What books did you get?
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