March 20, 2018

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List
(in no particular order)
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Betrayals (Cainsville #4) by Kelley Armstrong
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

What books are on your spring TBR list?
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March 9, 2018

Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Title: Pines (Wayward Pines #1)
Author: Blake Crouch 
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release date: August 21st 2012

Rating: 4/5

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Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Pines is one of those books that the less you know is better.

The story begins with a man waking up in the woods and the first thing he realizes is that it hurts to move and that he has several blows to his face and body, the second is that he does not know where he´s and the third is that he doesn´t remember anything about his life, so he gets up and starts walking until he arrives in a small town called Wayward Pines, there he starts to wander trying to remember whom he is and why he´s there and motivated by instinct he knows what and whom he can and cannot trust.

And the story follows him for several days, little by little he remembers whom he is and why he´s there, but there are things he doesn´t remember and is confused about many things. And within all this, the people of Wayward Pines, behave in a peculiar way and the village sheriff seems to have something against him. And among all this he doesn´t know who to trust, what to believe, and the more he investigates, he realizes that Wayward Pines is not what he expected.

Pines is a creepy sci-fi thriller that I recommend for science fiction fans, it has a super twist that really surprised me. I do recommend it.

March 6, 2018

Top 10 Favorite Book Quotes

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

Top 10 Favorite Book Quotes
(in no particular order)
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 

“We don't protect them because they're weak. We protect them because they are strong, and strong people make enemies.” 

“Never underestimate the value of knowing another's language. It can be far more powerful than swords and arrows.” 

“Peace is such hard work. Harder than war. It takes way more effort to forgive than to kill.” 

“Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.” 

“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can't forgive yourself for.” 

“I know it's not easy for you, living this life, but try to remember, always try to remember, you're not the only one with troubles.”

“You will always be a monster, there is no turning back from it. But what type of monster you become is entirely up to you.” 

“For the first time ever, I felt ashamed of my species. The volcano had taken our homes, our food, our automobiles, and our airplanes, but it hadn't taken our humanity. No, we'd given that up on our own.”

“But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.” 

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March 5, 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
Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting (4/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

What are you reading today?
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March 3, 2018

Stacking the Shelves (64): December - February

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 bought in the months of December, January and February.


The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani

A Darkness Absolute (Rockton #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Hold Still by Nina LaCour
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

What books did you get?
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March 1, 2018

Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Title: Tess of the Road
Author: Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young
Release date: February 27th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3.5/5

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In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

I loved Seraphina and Shadow Scale written by the same author, so when I saw that it was going to be another book in the same world, I knew that I had to read it.

Tess of the Road features sixteen-year-old Tess Dombegh, half-sister of Seraphina (main character of the Seraphina duology). Tess has spent the last two years in the court of Goredd, trying to get her twin sister a husband, but now that she has fulfilled her mission and her sister is about to get married, she has two options to enter a convent or to go live with her twin sister and future husband, and be the governess of her future nephews and nieces, but Tess makes a mistake and reveals a secret that could endanger her sister's marriage, so after the uproar her family decides to send her to the convent. But in the end Tess decides to flee and try to start a new life in the Kingdom of Ninys where nobody knows her and for greater security she decides to dress as a boy, since traveling as a woman is very dangerous. On the road she meets Pathka, a quigutl (a small species of sub-dragon), a childhood friend and someone who always told her fantastic stories about the huge snakes that lived under the earth. So once reunited they decide to travel together and look for these mythical creatures.

Tess had been impulsive and daring all her life, easy to get into trouble, in fact as a child she had the nickname "spank magnet", due to the spanks she received every time she got into trouble for her pranks, unlike her twin sister who always did the right thing and the proper thing of a lady. But due to a mistake she made when she was thirteen years old, her future change and despite her young age, she became bitter and resentful, in addition to having problems with alcohol, to mitigate her feelings of guilt.

Tess of the Road is about the journey of a young girl who tries to find her place in the world after having made mistakes that left her marked, as well as learning to love herself and forgive herself, in order to start a new life and not just run away from her problems.

Initially I was not liking the story because Tess is not a likeable person, so it took me a while to like the book, especially since I was waiting to see Seraphina, to which we get to see a little. Tess in the course of the story goes from a bitter and angry young woman to a woman who is learning her place in a difficult world where she lives because is a world difficult for a single women, without the protection of her family. In the end I liked it, it has a good ending that got me hooked to read the next book.

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

Which books do yo usually re-read?
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