August 30, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (49): August

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 August.

 Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for the eARCs.

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting
The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Golden by Jessi Kirby

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
Inside: Inside Out\Outside In (Insiders #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3) by Amy Finnegan
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner

 An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Off the Page (Between the Lines #2) by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
The Winter Sea (Slains #1) by Susanna Kearsley

The Martian by Andy Weir
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4) by Richelle Mead
Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10) by Kresley Cole
Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
Carved in Darkness (Sabrina Vaughn #1) by Maegan Beaumont

What books did you get?
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August 26, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday(184): The Immortal Heights

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 Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas
Release date: October 13th 2015
In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort....

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.
Why I'm Waiting?
I loved the first two book of this trilogy and can´t wait to read The Immortal Heights, the conclusion of the story of Iolanthe and Titus.

What book are you waiting this week?
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August 24, 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

Different of I was expecting but it was a good read.

I´m currently reading

What I´m going to read next?
I´ve some on mind but I´m not sure yet

What are you reading today?
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August 19, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday(183) : I Crawl Through It

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 Crawl Through It by A.S. King
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.

So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away...but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.

The genius of acclaimed author A.S. King reaches new heights in this groundbreaking work of surrealist fiction; it will mesmerize readers with its deeply affecting exploration of how we crawl through traumatic experience-and find the way out. 

What book are you waiting this week?
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August 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

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Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
Releasing March 1st, 2016
William Morrow
Historical Fiction 

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. And it is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that she learns of her father’s liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age.

Patsy too has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé, William Short, a staunch abolitionist intent on a career in Europe. Heartbroken at having to decide between being William’s wife or a devoted daughter, she returns to Virginia with her father and marries a man of his choosing, raising eleven children of her own.

Yet as family secrets come to light during her father’s presidency, Patsy must again decide how much she will sacrifice to protect his reputation, in the process defining not just Jefferson’s political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

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LAURA CROGHAN KAMOIE is a historian specializing in colonial and revolutionary America, Virginia history, and the history of slavery. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from The College of William and Mary and has published two historical monographs, including Irons in the Fire: The Business History of the Tayloe Family and the Virginia Gentry, 1700-1865 (University Press of Virginia, 2007). Laura is an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy. In her fourteen years of college teaching, she has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses on colonial America, revolutionary America, African-American Slavery, as well as seminars on Thomas Jefferson.

As LAURA KAYE, she is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen titles in contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books have won numerous industry awards, including the EPIC eBook Award, the Golden Leaf award, the PRISM award, and the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit. She is a frequent panelist at national writing conferences and a frequent instructor of craft and social media workshops. Laura lives just outside the nation’s capital with her husband and two young daughters.

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STEPHANIE DRAY is a bestselling and award-nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Her series about Cleopatra’s daughter has been translated into six different languages, was nominated for a RITA Award and won the Golden Leaf. As STEPHANIE DRAVEN, she is a national bestselling author of paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and American-set historical women’s fiction. She is a frequent panelist and presenter at national writing conventions and lives near the nation’s capital. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the stories of women in history to inspire the young women of today.

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August 12, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday(182): Truthwitch

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

Truthwitch (The W itchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Release date: January 5th 2016
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch. 

What book are you waiting this week?
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August 10, 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
The Veil (Devil's Isle #1) by Chloe Neill (3.5/5 stars) (Review)
One by Sarah Crossan (4 or 4.5/5 stars)
Forbidden (Otherworld Stories #10.2) by Kelley Armstrong (4.5/5 stars)

I´m currently reading

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today?
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August 7, 2015

Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

Title: The Veil (Devil's Isle #1)
Author: Chloe Neill 
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release date: August 4th 2015
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…

The Veil is the first book of the new urban fantasy (UF/PNR) series from the author of the Chicagoland Vampires series, which I´ve read and liked so far (I´ve read until book 3), so I had high hopes for this new book and I liked it but didn´t loved it. It´s a good beginning of a series, as we´re introduce to the world where our main character lives.

The story takes place in New Orleans, seven years after the discovery and rupture of "the veil" that existed between this world and the "Beyond"; and once the veil was broken all kind of paranormal creatures or "Paras" tried to take over this world and human went to war against these creatures and they were at war for over one year, until somehow the "veil" was closed and humans won the war and the "Paras" that remained in this world were caught and contained inside a prison called "Devil's Isle", there all the Paras, wraiths and sensitives (humans that somehow absorb magic from the "veil" and develop paranormal powers) live.

Claire is a 24 years old woman, that survived the war, she lives alone and manages the antique shop that has been in her family for a long time, and now in the post-war she also sells food, candles, batteries and other items necessary to survive in the Zone (as it´s called New Orleans and surrounding towns), but she keeps the secret of being a "sensitive", a power by which if discovered she will be sent to Devil's Isle, that´s why Claire hides her ability of her best friends.

Liam is a bounty hunter that´s dedicated to capture sensitives, wraiths and paras and deliver them at Devil's Isle for its proper management; which makes a person that Claire should be kept as far away as possible, but they end up working together.

I liked the world in which takes place this book, it´s a dark dystopian New Orleans where after the war and the Paras were captured, there are still some threats such as sensitives, which are feared and misunderstood by humans, they´re food shortages and electricity problems.

As is to be expected in urban fantasy, there is no romance between Claire and Liam although there is sexual tension because it´s obvious the attraction between them, I can´t wait for the romance in subsequent books in the series.

Overall, The Veil is a good first book in a series, is not great, but does its job by introducing and establishing the world and characters of the story. There isnt´a lot of action as I was expecting, but there are certain moments of suspense and has a good ending. I definitely plan to continue with the series and see what will happen between Claire and Liam.