November 30, 2013

Review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: October 29th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4.5/5

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You can read my review of The Lost Prince - here
In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as normal as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for; his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, normal simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.

This is the second time this year that Julie Kagawa made me suffer with a mega cliffhanger ending and I end up crying like a baby and saying that I´m dying for the next book is an understatement .... but either way, I'll wait a whole year to know what will happen to the main characters.

As a fan of The Iron Fey series, The Iron Traitor was one of the books that I had to read this year and I was waiting impatiently for it and it didn´t disappoint me because I really enjoyed it and there were times when I felt it a little slow or maybe was my desperation to know what was going to happen next.

In The Iron Traitor, part of the plot is to seek out Kierran, because he´s missing and apparently everyone is looking for him, so when Annwyl, the girl Kierran is in love, requests Ethan help to find him before he do something desperate to save her (because she´s fading), like make some kind of deal that could endanger him. And later they must seek or find something that will keep Annwyl alive because Kierran is willing to do anything to keep her alive.

I must say that before reading this book, I read Iron 's Prophecy, a short story that has a lot to do with what happens in this book, since there is a prophecy that involves Kierran and Ethan and I think that is necessary to read it before you read this book because it explains a lot of why the weird looks that Ethan and Kierran get from Megan, Ash and Puck.

As I already said; I´m a big fan of Iron Fey series, but I think this spin-off - Call of the Forgotten is my favorite, because Ethan Chase is a great character, I love that he´s a bada*s, strong and can defend himself from any fairy with his two swords. My favorite scenes are the action scenes and I loved the fights scenes, Julie Kagawa is an excellent storyteller and I love the world that she created for this series, although it has its "normal " parts, it also has its dark parts. And that kill me!, I recommend that you read it at home because I literally scream and then I began to cry...not something pretty to do in public .... I hate cliffhanger endings! but it´s still a brilliant book. And one of my favorite parts is to some characters from The Iron Fey series as Grimalkin, Ash, Meghan and Robin Goodfellow make an appearance in this book, I loved to see them again. This is a must read book for all the fans of The Iron Fey series.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

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November 28, 2013

Book Cover Battle #53: Shadow and Bone

This section or meme is call Book Cover Battle, the first time I saw it was at Books Passion for Life as UK vs US  and  Bookaholics book club as UK vs The World but because I don´t live in the UK, I can´t name it that way, so for now is Book Cover Battle .

This week book cover battle is

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
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US                                               UK

Spain                                               French

German                                               Greek

Indonesian                                               Italian


I´m going to start with the book covers that I don´t like, I definitely don´t like the Italian and the Greek cover. The girl in the Italian cover seems an alien or something like that...what do you think about the Italian cover?

And of the other book covers I like them all but my favorites are the UK cover, US cover and the Polish cover.

What do you think? Which is your favorite? 

November 27, 2013

Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: The Naturals
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: November 5th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4/5

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Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

This book is a police-thriller and I really liked it because it reminded me of the TV series Criminal Minds and the Mentalist.

The Naturals tells the story of Cassie a 16 year old girl, she´s very observant, she can see a certain person and just know what he or she likes, she usually takes it as a game and she doesn´t discuss her ability with anyone, that is until  she´s recruited for a FBI special program because of this skill, she´s a natural profiler; since the FBI has a program that recruits teenagers with some special natural gift, to help with some research of cold cases. Among them is Michael a guy who can read your emotions and sometimes uses them against yo ; Dean another guy with the same gift that Cassie, he´s a profiler, Lia who is a pathological liar and can also detect when you're lying and Sloane is very good with numbers, statistics and overall is a walking encyclopedia.

Most of the book is told from the point of view of Cassie, but we also have every few chapters the point of view of the suspect or killer. When Cassie begins her training with Dean and an FBI agent and they´re talking about a case, they often refer to the suspect as UNSUB and when they talk about what happen in such case they use the words you or I, when they´re recreating a murder, that part of the book gave me goosebumps because Dean almost always takes the side or role of the murderer and refers to everything as I did this, I did that, while Cassie uses the word you did this and you did that and sometimes Cassie gets on the place of the victim and then she use the word I did this, etc. it was a little disturbing "watching" them interact as the killer and the victim, these parts really gave me chills because while they´re analyzing photos and documents both of them get into the role of victim and suspect .

The main plot in the book is the case of a serial killer who inadvertently reaches the hands of Cassie and she is determined to participate in the research for personal reasons. There is a love triangle, but I really did not feel it very important in the main story.

Overall, it´s a good thriller novel that more than once gave me chills, it's very entertaining and has a good ending that I did not see coming for most of the book until about 5 seconds before it happened and never imagined the reasons why the killer was selecting that victims ... I liked that twist in the story. I really enjoyed this book and hope there is a sequel.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Waiting On Wednesday (100): Uninvited

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

Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan 
Release date: January 28th 2014
The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

What book are you waiting this week?
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November 26, 2013

2nd Year Blogoversary Giveaway! - INTL

Hi! The second aniversary of the blog was on November 17th! and I´m so excited to celebrate it with you! 
And to celebrate I am going to giveaway a book or books of your choice up to 25 (US) Dlls from The Book Depository.

  • There will be one winner.
  • Win a book or books of you choice up to 25 US Dlls from The Book Depository.
  • You must be a follower via GFC.
  • International as long as Book Depository delivers to your country, check here.
  • Giveaway ends on January 5th.
  • Winner will be announced on January 6th in this post, twitter and facebook.
WINNER: Christine S.

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November 25, 2013

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 
In the past two weeks I wasn´t in the mood of reading so I just read Waterfell and it was an okay read.

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?

What are you reading today? 
Leave me your links!

Have a great week!

November 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

 A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far #3) by Lisa Desrochers
Release date: January 21st 2014 
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming. Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

Previous books on the series 

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November 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (99): Prisoner of Night and Fog

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

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman
Release date:April 22nd 2014
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.

What book are you waiting this week?
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November 19, 2013

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Title: Countdown
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: October 1st 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 3/5

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3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.

2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.

Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.

1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.

Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.


Countdown is a book I was eager to read because I've read other books by Michelle Rowen and I liked them, even though the idea of this book is not original and it reminded me of several movies with this topic but it is definitely an interesting read.

Countdown tells the story of  Kira a 16 year-old girl that wakes up handcuffed in a dark room and while trying to figure out what's going realizes that she isn´t alone, because there is someone else in the room and he´s also handcuffed to wall. Soon afterward she learns that she has been "recruited " to join an underground game called Countdown, which is broadcast and it has several levels and she will receive several tasks that she need to complete along with a partner named Rogan, which is a murderer, in a time designated and if they fail to complete the task, they will be "eliminated" via implants that they have in their heads.

Overall, the plot is fast-paced, with lots of action, with likable characters, some romance and has elements that I really didn´t expect to see in this book, such as artificial intelligence, a little paranormal. It has a scene near the end that really annoyed me because it is the classic scene where the hero and the villain talk and talk and talk and do nothing. But aside from that detail, I enjoyed reading it. This is a new addition to the sub-genre post-apocalyptic/dystopic.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Top Ten Tuesday (24): Books I'd Recommend To X Person

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

 Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On
(in no particular order)

1. The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
2. Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer
5. Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West

6. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
7. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott 
8. Sunrise (Ashfall #3) by Mike Mullin
9. Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian 

¿What sequels are you looking forward to read?
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November 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

A few months after being honorably discharged from the military, Jackson Hunt is still struggling to adjust back to the real world. He needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he’s going to keep his own demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.

Bodyguard (and baby-sitter) to spoiled-rich-girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he’d been looking for, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away from the home that has felt stifling ever since his return. It would be a pretty sweet gig if it weren’t for the fact that Kelsey’s father doesn’t want Kelsey to know she’s being followed. Hunt feels guilty (and a little bit creepy) as he watches her from afar. She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When he sees her falling into the same patterns that he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know her is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her,the more he wants her.

November 14, 2013

November New Release Giveaway Hop - INTL

November New Release Giveaway Hop
November 15 - 30, 2013

The giveaway is International.
Win a book of your choice from the new releases below or one November New Release book of your choice up to 20 Dlls from TBD.
Pawn by Aimee Carter                                    Crash into You by Katie McGarry

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes            Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead                 Champion by Marie Lu

           World After by Susan Ee          Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

  • There will be one winner.
  • Win one November New Release book of your choice up to 20 Dlls from TBD.
  • 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 books.
  • International as long as Book Depository delivers to your country, check here.
  • Giveaway ends on November 30.
  • Winner will be announced on December 4th. in this post, twitter and facebook.
WINNER: Jaseena AL.

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