December 12, 2017

Top Twelve Favorite Books of 2017

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

Top Twelve Favorite Books of 2017
(in no particular order)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor (5/5 stars): I loved it! 
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (5/5 stars): This novel was a mind-blowing surprise, I loved it! A great mystery book. Review
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3) by Melina Marchetta (5/5 stars) : This year I read Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn of the Lumatere Chronicles and I LOVED them! both are 5/5 stars.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (4.5/5 stars)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (4.5/5 stars) Review
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (4.5/5 stars) Review

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (4.5/5 stars)
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (4.5/5 stars): This year I read Cress and Winter and I loved them both!
Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima (4.5/5 stars): I loved this book! Review

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2) by Jeaniene Frost (5/5 stars): This year I read the complete Night Huntress series and it´s a great series and all of them are 4 stars or more but my favorite was the second book.
Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson (5/5 stars): Great beginning of a trilogy,
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) by Darynda Jones (5/5 stars): This year I read the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth book of the Charley Davidson series and I really enjoyed them and my favorites are Sixth Grave on the Edge and Seventh Grave and No Body.

What are your favorite books of this year?
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December 11, 2017

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) by Jeaniene Frost (4.5/5 stars)
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (4.25/5 stars)

Currently reading
Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
It´s a re-read because I´m continuing with the book series.

What I´m going to read next?
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What are you reading today?
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December 6, 2017

Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Title: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release date: September 26th 2006
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Rating: 4.5/5

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Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. 
In the months October and November I read several thrillers and Sharp Objects is among my favorites of them, because the plot hooked me from the beginning and it has very good twists and turns, although it was disturbing and had quite dark parts, it´s a very good book.

And as I am of the idea in regards to the books of the genre thriller-mystery that the less you know the better, I will not go into much details.

Camille is a thirty-year-old reporter, whom after several years away from her hometown, returns to cover for her newspaper the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl and the murder of another 9-year-old girl that occurred months earlier, and instead of going to a hotel, she stays at her mother´s and stepfather´s house with whom she has a difficult relationship, especially her mother. Once there, she begins interviewing both the local police chief and the parents of the girls, but in general she finds resistance from the police and the parents of one of the girls, as they don´t want to talk to her, so her stay lengthens until she gets the story and she approaches certain important people near the victims, but while all this happens, Camille remembers the reason why she didn´t want to return to her home town, besides meeting for the first time her 13-year-old half-sister. The problems she is having with her coverage, coupled with the problems she has with her family, make her personal demons reappear.

Sharp Objects is a rather dark thriller novel that is sometimes quite graphic in details and has disturbing scenes that can be uncomfortable and somewhat chilling and creepy, with a plot that is not pretty and with a shocking ending, but overall is a really good book. I highly recommend it.

December 3, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (63): September - November

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 months of September, October and November.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Thanks to the publisher for the eARC.

Rituals (Cainsville #5) by Kelley Armstrong
At the end of September was my birthday and I received this amazing book from my friend Mavel from the blog Mavel´s Ramblings.
Thank you!

The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Hunted by Meagan Spooner
The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

Nothing by Janne Teller
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Heartless by Marissa Meyer

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs
The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

The Night Stalker (Detective Erika Foster #2) by Robert Bryndza
Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11) by Darynda Jones

Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher
Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) by Jim Butcher
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

What books did you get?
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November 28, 2017

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List
(in no particular order)
I was checking my Fall TBR from this year and I realized that I had only read 8 of the 10 books, so I´m adding them on this list.
These are the books that I planned to read this winter.
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I also plan to read some completed book trilogies I have yet to finish.
Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

And also some adult series.
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong

What books are on your winter TBR list?
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