September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (49): Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list
(in no particular order)

Sublime by Christina Lauren
Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix 
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson 

What books are on your fall TBR list?
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September 22, 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

The Perilous Sea: (4.5/5 stars) I loved it!! This trilogy is great, I love the characters, the story, the world...all about it!
Sacrifice: (4/5 stars) is the fifth and final book in the Elemental series .... and I'm glad that this is Michael´s books because I started reading this series with Michael´s novella and it end Michael and Hannah´s book. I really like this book, but I'm still not sure about the open ending.

Currently reading



What I´m going to read next?



What are you reading today? 
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Have a great week!

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September 21, 2014

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson


Title: The Vanishing Season
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 1st 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 3/5

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Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.

The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.

I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.

All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig.I am looking for the things that are buried.

From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.

This is the first book I read by Jodi Lynn Anderson. I did liked the plot, although I didn´t connect with the main characters, so I felt that I might hadn´t enjoyed it as much as expected. The Vanishing Season a book a thriller with a paranormal twist, about a girl who has just moved to a small town where girls are disappearing to later to be found dead floating in the lake.

Maggie has just moved with her parents to Door Country, she´s home schooled and doesn´t have many friends other than her new neighbor Pauline, that is a beautiful and rich girl and somewhat eccentric, plus Paulin´s best friend Liam. With them she finds a friendship that she didn´t expect to find and had good and funny moments with them, but they´re always aware of the disappearances.

The book is told from two points of views, being mostly told by Maggie´s POV, but we also get the POV of a spirit that observes the trio and knows that something bad is coming and it could hurt any of them.

This book is very beautifully written, it has lots of mystery, suspense and some romance, but there were times when I felt that nothing happened and the murders take back seat to what was happening to Maggie at the time, besides that I didn´t enjoy the love triangle. I must say that the end was unexpected and shocking, but unfortunately for that time I couldn´t care less about what happened to the characters. But I would like to read another of the books by this author.

September 18, 2014

Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost


Title: The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: August 26th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Rating: 3/5

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In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

The Beautiful Ashes is the first book in the The Broken Destiny series, I enjoyed it but I didn´t love it as I expected, the story is okay, it´s the classic battle between good and evil and where the future of many lies in the hands of the main characters, which is nothing new.

Ivy is a young woman that all her life has seen things that are not there, dark places and in some point in her life had received psychological help. And that right now isn´t having a good week because her sister is missing and when she arrives to town to ask around about her disappearance, she´s attacked by some people and rescued/kidnapped by a mysterious man. And soon she´ll discover that what she has seen all her life were not hallucinations but she can see what happens in another dimension and its inhabitants are demons and that she will need the help of Adrian (her abductor/savior) to get back her sister.

The dimension of demons and how is ruled reminded me a lot of the Soul Screamers series demon dimensions, which is very dark, cold and extremely dangerous.

Overall, I liked the story and it had me guessing who is really Adrian, because he´s someone with many secrets, someone who does not trust easily and someone that Ivy who should not trust (his words). This story comes is part the paranormal romance New Adult genre, it´s action-packed, with romance and a little bit of mystery. The romance it felt like insta-attraction/lust, almost at first sight, but it was also handled like that are meant to attract each other.

September 17, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (139): I Was Here

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

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Release date: January 27th 2015
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.

Why I'm Waiting?
If I Stay duology is one of my favorites book ever, so I just need to own another of her books...Gayle Forman is on my auto-buy list.

What book are you waiting this week?
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September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (48): Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More
(in no particular order)
Laini Taylor: I have only read and loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone, I need to catch up with the res of the trilogy.
Sarah Dessen: I really enjoyed Along for the Ride.
Kresley Cole: From this author I´ve only read Poison Princess, a really good post-apocaliptic book.

Morgan Matson: Last week I read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and I love it! it´s a great summer read.
Matthew Quick: I have The Silver Linings Playbook but I haven´t read it yet, but I did read and enjoyed Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
E. Lockhart: We Were Liars is one of my favorites read from this year and can´t wait to read more of her books.

Marie Lu: I´ve all the Legend trilogy but I´ve read only the first book so far....I need to read them soon-ish.
Marissa Meyer: I´ve read and loved Cinder!, I need to read the rest of this series soon.
Sarah Mlynowski: I´ve read and really enjoyed Gimme a Call, it´s a funny and light read.

Ilona Andrews: I´ve read and really really liked Magic Bites, it´s a great first book on a series.

I´m almost forgot Veronica Roth!, I´ve only read Divergent, but this one is on stand by due to some spoilers.

Leave me your link in the comments.

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September 15, 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

Trial by Fire: (4.5/5stars) I love it! it´s a great book about witches and parallels worlds.
Amy & Roger´s Epic Detour : (4/5stars) It´s another good read, I enjoyed it a lot, a perfect summer read.
Falling into place: I´m not sure about this one yet, I struggle a lot with this one, it just felt disjointed....mmm...I need to think about it.

Currently reading


What I´m going to read next?




What are you reading today? 
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Have a great week!

September 14, 2014

September New Release Giveaway Hop - Intl

September New Release Giveaway Hop
Hosted by Book Nerd
September 15 - 30, 2014

The giveaway is International.
Win a book of your choice from the new releases below or one September New Release book of your choice up to 20 Dlls from TBD.
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Sacrifice (Elemental #5) by Brigid Kemmerer
Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
Details
  • There will be one winner.
  • Win one September New Release book of your choice up to 20 US Dlls from TBD (must have been published in Sept. 2014).
  • You must be a follower via GFC.
  • You must be 13 or older to enter for the YA books. 
  • You must be 18 or older to enter for the NA or Adult book.
  • International as long as Book Depository delivers to your country, check here.
  • Giveaway ends on September 30.
  • Winner will be announced on October in this post, twitter and facebook.
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