November 29, 2011

Books releasing this week

Week November 28 - December 4, 2011

These are some of the books releasing this week.

Legend de Marie Lu (Goodreads / Excerpt / Bookdepository)
Kiss of Frost de Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy #2) (Goodreads / Excerpt / Bookdepository)
Catching Jordan de Miranda Kenneally (Goodreads / Excerpt / Bookdepository)

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Catching Jordan

November 28, 2011

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Title: Saving Francesca
Author: Melina Marchetta
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books
Release Date: May 9 , 2006
Rating : 5/5

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Read Excerpt HERE

Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about.

Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, along, and without an inkling who she really is.  Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.

Saving Francesca is a book that had me laughing one minute, the next sad about the situation that Francesca was going through and the next I was laughing again.

Francesca Spinelli is a 16 years old girl that is going through some changes in her life, she just enter high school in a school that used to be all boys St. Sebastian. Her best friends went to a different school, so she hates being there. At St Sebastian Francesca will make new friends, some a bit forced at the beginning, some a little more natural,  but at the end she will learn who her true friend really are.

Mia is the mother of Francesca, she´s the rock of the family; she also is the kind of person that knows what is best for everyone including Francesca, who does not appreciate her mother’s comments. Mia has a nervous breakdown and everyone in the Spinelli family feel lost. So the family has to do everything that´s possible to stay together.

I have to mention Thomas Mackee and Jimmy Hailer, they´re hilarious and are the characters that lightening the story and they´re going to be a fundamental part of  Francesca life along with Tara, Justine and Siobhan. And there´s also Will to whom Francesca fells attracted to and can´t take of her mind.

Saving Francesca is a story about family, friendship and a little love.

“Do you think people have noticed that I'm around?"
"I notice when you're not. Does that count?”

“You go shake your foundations, Will. I think it's about time I saved myself.”

November 27, 2011

Teasers of Lover Reborn

This is an Adult book.
Fragments from J.R. Ward´s Lover Reborn

Source J.R. Ward facebook.

Wrath’s eyes whipped around. “V. Shut your motherf**king face. Or you’re out in the hall.”
Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, was not the kind of male anyone addressed like that. Except, apparently, for Wrath. In this case, the Brother with the tattoos on his face and the perverted reputation and the hand of death did exactly what he was told. He shut the f**k up.
Which said volumes about Wrath. Did it not.

She approached him slowly and unevenly and sat at the desk beside him. “I am so sorry.” When he seemed a bit surprised, she shrugged once again. “How can I not offer condolences in the face of your loss? In truth, after seeing you both together, I don’t think I shall ever forget how much you loved her.”
After a moment, he murmured hoarsely, “That makes two of us.”

Just as they were leaving, each one of the women looked back at Xcor, and their expressions suggested he was like a disease they were soon to be exposed to. He wondered who was going to get the short end of the stick when they all reconvened—because sure as the day was long and the nights always too short, he was going to have one of them.
It simply cost extra in these kinds of situations.
As he smiled at her, his expression was that of a holy man. “My name’s Lassiter, and I’ll tell you all you need to know about me. I’m an angel first and a sinner second, and I’m not here for long. I’ll never hurt you, but I’m prepared to make you pretty goddamn uncomfortable if I have to, to get my job done. I like sunsets and long walks on the beach, but my perfect female no longer exists. Oh, and my favorite hobby is annoying the sh*t out of people. Guess I’m just bred to want to get a rise out of folks—probably the whole resurrection thing.”
John and Qhuinn pulled up on either side of him, and the latter glanced over. “Tell me that isn’t our new neighbor.”
“Was he born with that puss or did someone make it for him?”
“Who knows.”
“Well, if that was supposed to be a nose job, he needs a new plastic surgeon.”
 The lesser was a new recruit, his hair and eyes and skin having yet to pale out. Lanky and twitchy, he was likely a drug user who’d suffered brain-fry—which was no doubt why he’d fallen for the pitch to join the Society.
“I’ll jump! I’ll f**king jump!”
Tohr palmed the handle of one of his two daggers and withdrew the black blade from his chest holster. “So quit yakking and start flying.”
The slayer looked over the edge. “I’ll do it! I swear I’ll do it!”
A gust gave them a blast from a different direction, sweeping Tohr’s long leather coat out over the free fall. “Don’t matter to me. I’ll kill you up here or down there.”

November 24, 2011

Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bones
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release Date: September 27 , 2011
Rating : 5/5

Buy the book: Book Depository , Amazon
Visit the site : Daughter of Smoke an Bones
Read Excerpt HERE.

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Daughter of Smoke and Bones is an amazing story, well written and one of my favorites this year.

Is a dark tale in which we meet Karou a 17 year old art student, an orphan, she lives in Prague alone in her tiny flat. She´s recovering from her breakup with her exboyfriend whom is a stalker that doesn´t get that is over. 

She seems to have a normal life, but she has a secret that not even her best friend Zuzana knows, she was raised by four singular creatures that might be considerate monster or demons by the regular human, but for Karou they´re her family. She travels around the world to gather or run errands for Brimstone that consist in gather teeth of any kind.

On one of those trips she meets Akiva a stranger that tries to kill her. Akiva is drop dead beautiful, strong and terrifying. He is a soldier; he comes from a world that is at war with the "demons".

Brimstone is one of my favorites characters in this story, he´s the father figure for Karou, he´s a wise creature and very enigmatic.  He has a very peculiar shop where he trade or buy teeth for wishes.

I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a great adventure, dark and astonishing. What I most enjoy is that is not a predictable story and has a great cliffhanger ending.


Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.


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November 23, 2011

Lena's Kindle Touch 1,000 Followers Giveaway!

Lena Sledge is celebrating her 1000 followers with an amazing giveaway, go to her site HERE.
Is an international giveaway and ends on December 18, 2011.
Congratulations Lena!

November 22, 2011

Books releasing this week

Week November 21 - 27, 2011
These are some of the books that are released this week.

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent (BookDepositoryExcerpt / Goodreads)
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler (BookDepository / Excerpt / Goodreads)
Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (BookDepositoryExcerpt / Goodreads)
Bad Blood by Kristen Painter (BookDepositoryExcerpt / Goodreads)
Saving June by Hannah Harrington (BookDepository / Goodreads)
In th Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton (BookDepositoryGoodreads)

November 20, 2011

Recommendation: Soul Screamers Volume One by Rachel Vincent

Title: Soul Screamers
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Paperback: 596 pages
Buy the book: Book Depository , Amazon
Read the Excerpt

This contains the first two Soul Screamers novels (My Soul To Take and My Soul To Save) as well as for the first time in print the prequel My Soul To Lose.

It starts with a scream….
My Soul to Lose

—The prequel: never before in print!—
Kaylee is just your average girl shopping at the mall with friends—until a terrified scream bursts from her that cannot be stopped. Taken to a hospital ward, will she be able to save her mind—and her life?

My Soul to Take

She's always felt different, but now Kaylee discovers why. The screams that cannot be denied mean that someone near her will die—and she can never save them. Because saving one life means taking another….

My Soul to Save

Going on dates with her boyfriend is still new to Kaylee. But when the singer of the band they're seeing dies onstage and Kaylee doesn't scream, she knows something crazy is going on. Soon she discovers souls can indeed be sold….

November 18, 2011

News about the movie based on Stephenie Meyer´s "The Host"

Finally the movie "The Host" based on Stephenie Meyer´s popular novel of the same name, has the main cast. The film stars are Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel and Max Irons. (source: Entertainment Weekly).
The film is set to release on March 29, 2013.

Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer

Max Irons as Jared Howe

Jake Abel as Ian O´Shea

I love the book, so I´m really excited about this movie.I been waiting for this movie since 2009 when was announced that they were going to film it.

November 17, 2011

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Half-Blood
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Rating : 4.5/5
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The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.

Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

I really enjoy Half-Blood it has romance, friendship, is fun and has lots of action.
Alex is a half-blood that only has 2 choices in life been a sentinel or be a servant. She run away of this life with her mother 3 years ago for motives she doesn´t know. Now she´s back at the covenant and she´s put to a kind probation, she has three months to train to be at the level of the rest of the class or become a servant.

Her trainer is the sentinel Aiden St. Delphi(I love him!!!) a pure blood to whom Alex had a crush when she was younger. She tough that her crush for Aiden was history, but she was wrong. The problem with her feelings toward Aiden is that is forbidden the relationship between pure-bloods and half-bloods is something that is punished. So that is a problem.

This book is a must read and don´t forget to read first the prequel Daimon is a free e-book that you can find HERE.

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Hi all, my name is Adriana and I´m from Mexico. I´m a stay at home mom of two that loves to read fiction my favorites genres are paranormal romance, urban fantay, dystopian and contemporary YA and paranormal romance and urban fantasy adult.
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