February 27, 2018

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Books I Could Re-read Forever
(in no particular order)

I usually don´t re-read books unless I need to refresh my memory before continuing with the trilogy or series or when I´m in a reading slump and on those times I like to re-read these books.

Leaving Paradise duology by Simone Elkeles

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong 

Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Once Burned and Twice Tempted (Night Prince) by Jeaniene Frost

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February 26, 2018

Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Surprise Me
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Dial Press
Release date: February 13th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades.

In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

This is the fourth book I´ve read from this author and it's different from her previous books that I´ve read, but in the end I did enjoyed it, it's very funny.

Surprise Me is about Sylvie and Dan, a couple that had been together for ten years, have been married for seven years and have five-year-old twins, they have a comfortable life and Sylvie considers that they have good communication as a couple and nothing can be better among them. Until they both go for an annual check-up and the doctor informs them that because of their good eating habits, that they exercise and that there are no hereditary diseases in the family, they have a life prospect of 68 years together, something that instead to cheer up them up, overwhelmed them, certainly when they decided to get married they did not think they would live for so many years, what will they do to keep their relationship for so many years?. Due to this question Sylvie decides to implement a project to Surprise Me, in which both will come up with little thing to surprise each other, so that there is novelty in their relationship, but not everything goes as they expect, in fact she begins to have doubts and realize that she does not really know her husband as well as she thought.

Sylvie thinks that their marriage is in the comfortable stage, they coordinate well as a couple, as parents, but once they both start to surprise each other, they begin to have ups and downs in their relationship.

I found it funny and strange that instead of being happy to have a good prospect of life, both begin to worry about being married for so long. It was very funny to see them try to surprise themselves and see that not all the surprises came out as well as they expect.

In the end, Surprise Me is a very funny and charming story, about a marriage that they did not know as well as they thought, they have a lot of misunderstandings and communication problems (without them there would be no plot), but at the end they have a good ending.

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
Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong (4/5 stars)

Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?
Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting

What are you reading today?
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February 20, 2018

Top Ten Books I’ve Lost Interest In

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now id hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

 Books I’ve Decided Not to Read this Year
(in no particular order)
Today´s topic is Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading, but I decided to change it to book I´m not going to read this year, these are book that had been in my bookshelf or kindle for years and I don´t see myself reading them soon. Maybe I change my mind.
Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre: I own the trilogy.
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano: I own the trilogy.
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young: I own two books of the trilogy.

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons: I own two books of the trilogy.
The Boyfriend List (Ruby Oliver #1) by E. Lockhart: I own the four books of the series.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger: I also own it.

Ruby Red (Precious Stone #1) by Kerstin Gier: I own the trilogy.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: It´s the only one that I don´t have.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Have you read any of them?
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February 19, 2018

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
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella (3.5/5 stars)
Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch (4/5 stars)

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (3.5/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?
Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong

What are you reading today?
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February 16, 2018

Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Title: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 16th 2010

Rating: 4/5

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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... she might become his next prey.

This is the second time I read The Body Finder and I quite enjoyed it, maybe not as much as when I read it in 2011, but it is still a good story of the paranormal-mystery genre with some romance and has its creepy and chilling parts. I do recommended it.

The Body Finder tells the story of Violet, a sixteen-year-old girl that for as long as she can remember she can detect the bodies of animals that did not die of natural causes, since the bodies leave an echo to which she´s pulled when she is near them . In all her life she had only found a human body when she was a child while playing in the forest, but that changed when a sixteen years old Violet, found the body of a young girl and from that moment her is life changed, because she found one of victims of a serial killer who has been terrorizing her town.

Part of her ability is that she can detect echoes in animals or people that were killed and the other part is that she can detect an identical imprint in the killer, so when Violet discovers that the body she found is not the first victim she decides to do something about it with her ability and try to find the killer with the help of her reluctant best friend Jay.

A part that I liked a lot about this book is that there are certain chapters from the killer point of view, these chapters made it a bit creepy, which is good in this kind of books.

The plot is not only to find the murderer, but also about the possible romance between Violet and Jay, whom is her best friend, and to whom she recently been attracted to.

And something that could not be missing (if not, there was no story to tell) is that Violet, more than once put herself in danger. Added to this the story takes place in a small town that is surrounded by forest, in fact the backyard of Violet´s house is a forest, which increases the suspense in some scenes.

I was glad to read it again, since the first time I only read the first two books in the tetralogy and I need to know how Violet's story ends.

February 13, 2018

Top Seven Favorite Book Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now id hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Seven Favorite Book Couples
(in no particular order)
These are my favorite book couples of  books that I´ve read in the last couple of years.
You can also see my Top Ten favorite book couples of last year here

There are some couples that didn´t got together until the last book of the series.
Lara Jean and Peter from To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han
I´ve only read the first two books.

Finnikin and Evanjalin from the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy by Melina Marchetta

Quintana and Froi from the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy by Melina Marchetta
Loved the trilogy and this couple.

Cress and Captain Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyer
My favorite couple of the series.

Alexia Tarabotti and Lord Maccon from Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
Loved their interaction.

Cat and Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost 
I reread this series last year and I liked the again.

Kate and Curran from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
One of my favorite couples.

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