August 3, 2015

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


I´m currently reading


What I´m going to read next?


What are you reading today? 
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August 1, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (48): July

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 in the month of July.

FOR REVIEW
One by Sarah Crossan

Thanks to the publishers, Edelweiss and Netgalley for the eARCs.

BOUGHT
FOR MY KINDLE
Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2) by Alethea Kontis
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

El psicoanalista by John Katzenbach
Juicio final by John Katzenbach
Bajo Cero (Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning

 
All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack
Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers #2) by Claudia Connor
Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie

The Taker (The Taker Trilogy #1) by Alma Katsu
The Reckoning (The Taker Trilogy #2) by Alma Katsu
The Descent (The Taker Trilogy #3) by Alma Katsu

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Succubus On Top (Georgina Kincaid #2) by Richelle Mead
Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid #3) by Richelle Mead

Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane
Deep Kiss of Winter (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole
Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) by Kresley Cole

FREEBIE
Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid

What books did you get?
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July 29, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday(180): What We Saw

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

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time. 

Why I'm Waiting?
It sounds interesting and I´ve read some good reviews about it on goodreads.

What book are you waiting this week?
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July 28, 2015

Review: Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker


Title: Witch Hunter (Witch Hunter #1)
Author: Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release date: June 4th 2015
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.

When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.

As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.
The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.

Witch Hunter is on my Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015 list, so I could not wait to read it, I had high expectations and it didn´t disappoint me, it's a good book with paranormal elements.

Elizabeth Grey lives in a world where there have always been witches, wizards, necromancers, healers, etc. but some years ago when she was young there was a plague created by magic that killed half of the inhabitants of Anglia and so the king decree that anyone who was found practicing witchcraft will be sentenced to the stake.

Elizabeth is a 16 years old girl of small in stature and have the appearance of someone weak, but her appearance is misleading, since she´s strong, fast and the only female on the elite group of witch hunters and the second best witch-hunter of the kingdom, only surpassed by her best friend Caleb. So when Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft due that she possess prohibited items, is immediately accused of treason and sent to prison where she will wait for her execution at the stake, but the day she should be burned, she´s rescued by Nicholas Perevil, - the most powerful wizard and leader of the Reformists (those that are opposed to the laws and persecution of witches) - to which a seer told him that he must rescue Elizabeth Grey, because only she could save him from a curse that is killing slowly.

So Elizabeth makes a deal with Nicholas to help each other and they must hide from all their allies that she´s a witch hunter, and knowing that her life would be in danger. And now Elizabeth is on the other side of the law, fleeing her friends and fellow witch-hunters and helping to break the laws of their king, she must do everything to survive, since she initially believes that all magic is harmful, but as she spends more time with Nicholas (a wizard), John (a healer), Fifer (a witch) and George (a reformist), realizes that not all is black and white, as there are good and evil in both sides and she must do what´s right and not necessarily what the law says, the one that she followed religiously when she was witch hunter.

Witch Hunter is a fantasy book, but the atmosphere is very similar to medieval England at the time of witch hunts in that country. With good and likable characters,- I specially liked John - and a good villain. This novel has a lot of intrigue, mystery and betrayal. I am pleased that Elizabeth is not all-powerful, as on occasion she need to resort to the help of her new fellow wizards/witches to survive and how is revealed whom the real villain is. It has a good ending and I want to know that more about Elizabeth Grey and her friends, can´t wait for its sequel.

Book trailer

July 27, 2015

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

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (4.5/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?


What are you reading today? 
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July 21, 2015

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

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

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
Example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ, etc.
(in no particular order)

These are the diverse books that I´ve read so far, I definitely need to read more diverse books.

Non-Caucasian Protagonists
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa: The main character of the series Allison Sekemoto is Asian. I really loved this trilogy.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson: The main character of the series, Elisa has overweight and has dark skin.
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu : Day´s main ethnicity is Mongolian.

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski : I read this book a long time ago, but if I remember correctly Rosalita is Italian/Mexican.

LGBTQ
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 
Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex London
Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Made of Stars by Kelley York 

Disabled Main Character

I seriously couldn´t remember a lot YA books with a main character with a disability, this one was the only one I could remember after, I stare my computer for a while.

Simone Elkeles also have a trilogy with Mexican-born male leads.

Disfigured Main Character
Again, I had to search in the listopia on goodreads to find a book that I had read that apply to the criteria.

What are your favorite books so far this year?
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July 20, 2015

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.

Click on the image to look description in Goodreads.

Finished reading

Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker (4/5 stars)
Paper Towns by John Green
Reviews to come.

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today? 
Leave me your links!