Red Queen | *Late* Review from a non-fantasy reader.

BEHOLD! Red Queen has arrive. and as usual I’m extremely late.

When I say this year started with an awesome book I’m not lying. AT all. I picked up Red

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Red Queen | Published Feb 10, 2015.

Queen as a recommendation from a FB friend and to be honest I did not what to expect. But somehow the world Victoria created managed to lured me in until I had no say in the matter , and although pretty genetic, I fell completely in love with the characters.
Red queen is set into a world in which your status depends on the color of your blood (YES!) and there are only two of those; The Silvers, which were the elite and posses super powers and the ability to control the elements around them and then you had the Reds, who are the lower class making them basically into slave. Mare barrow who is a red to teh bone and has no other prospects than turning 18 and going into the Army until plans get mix up and she ends up working for the royal family as a servant. It’s not until a moment of fear that makes her and makes he unleash something she didn’t know she had. Now she’s not a red or a silver but something else, something new and more powerful. Something to fear. Living a double life she has to play the game she has to idea how to win.
The story line was very well written but I do have to say that it was confusing, The world building was lacking description and at times I felt lost. I think it could be because I couldn’t really understand in which category this book felt. I felt as if was jumping from historical fiction novel to a dystopian and then jumping back to fantasy and in a way it was that. It confined tons of elements from all of my favorite books making into something great. And I do have to say even if it doesn’t have the most original cast and plot I liked it.
Now rating it I’m conflicted, like I said it was well written and the story line entertaining but I just couldn’t stop myself from comparing this book to the hunger games, I.JUST. COULDN’T. and I guess some people have talked about the selection, book I haven’t read, but at the sometime it was different
Through out the story I found myself happy with the main characters choices which was a plus this AUTHOR killed me with her twists and I loved it. Red queen is a book that’s going to leave you guessing and wondering and you’ll love every second of it even if you feel like you read it before which is weird of me haha . I can’t wait for the next book.

Bottom line is this; red queen is light, entertaining, fast paced and confusing at time. It might take you a bit to get into it and you will probably feel like you have read this before. Now while saying this I have to point out that I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the next book and to know what the story hold but keep in mind that I I’m just getting into fantasy so the worlds and concepts are very new and entertaining to me.

 

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Daughter Of Smoke and Bone | At last!

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Author: Laini Taylor

Length: 418

Series: Wrong

Publisher: Little brown books

Published Date: sept 27, 2011

Gender: Fantasy , YA & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

So I finished this book and I’ve wonder why? not in the sense of not liking it but in the sense of why didn’t I read this years ago.

I’m sure all of you have either read or seen this book by Laini Taylor, it’s the first book on a trilogy ( Don’t vote me on that) and it was published years ago. I’ve gone time and time again to the books store and seen it but to b honest Ive always felt little intimidated by the cover. I’t so beautiful and i felt as if I wasn’t prepared, but a week ago I decided that it was time and I’m glad I did.

The story is around a girl name Karou who lives in Prague. She’s 17 years old and an art student at an art academy but she also lives a life of mystery. She doesn’t remember anything of her past, she has no recollection of her parents or he life as a little kid all she remembers is Brimstone, who is not exactly human… far from it really,but even after years of living with and seeing their friends she knows there is a lot she doesn’t know about him and his life in the shadows or the dangerous missions he sends her into , he still the only family she knows and she loves him.

Her two worlds are always colliding, between her wanting to be and do things with her best friend but at the same time knowing she can exactly share her life with the people around her and follow her duty.

Magical hand prints are appearing into portal that connect her to Brimstone all around the world and is not until caos reigns that she starts to uncover what really is going on behind those door. And how Akive, the boy who is following her played apart in who she is.

I was a little thrown off with some of the descriptions of the characters just because it was so different from any angel/demon story I’ve ever read,(or my lack if the really) but surprise in a good way. I will say the encounters between Karou and Akive where what I looked forward the most. They both had a solid background story an edit was just so interesting to me to read about them.

Now, for the part i didn’t like so much. I didn’t really ilk how the flashbacks where so long, and descriptive. I do know that without them we wouldn’t have any back\ground or information and that they are necessary but if they would’ve been little shorter of more spread out between past and present I would  have enjoyed it more. but the whole one present chapter and 5 in the past at the end i felt was too much. still just a minor thing really when compared to everything else that happened here.

All in al I give this book a 4 stars. i enjoyed the characters, the interaction and just the whole execution of the idea. Beautiful throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit. and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

HAVE YOU GUYS READ IT? if so tell me what you though of it guys.

 

 

Is it MAY TBR time already!? No way!

I might be one of those people who just thinks the year is going by way to fast, I’m sorry if I am and if I’m constantly repeating that, but man, it is going insanely fast. which means that is TBR time. If you know something about me is that I hate TBRs but I’ve come to the realization that I own too many books and I haven’t touch them so for me to get to them before 2017 I have to speed up the process.

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I didn’t make a huge list of books because I need to get my hands on A Court Of Mist And Fury (It comes out today!) and some other books I plan to read. But for now I have a small pile that I want to share, if you follow me on IG you might’ve seen it but if not, here it is!

The Siren By Kiera Cass

My life next door By Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Infinite Sea By Rick Yancey 

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A Christmas from hell By RL Mathewson| Another food story.

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Author: R L Mathewson

Length: 242

Series: Neighbors from hell

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Published Date: December 29th 2015

Gender: Romance & Fiction

Rating: ★★★ (3 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads summary  😀

I don’t know if you’re many familiar with R L Mathewson’s books but if you don’t here is what you should know about them. She is the author of the Neighbors from hell series and there are already 7 books out (Book 1  review), A christmas from hell is that seventh one and they are super funny and kind of sexy.

In a christmas from hell we have Duncan, one half of theBradford twins. He is supposed to be the nice one, the reliable, the one everyone can count on and he likes it that way. He likes to think of himself as a hero, which is why he works as a firefighter. But all that heroism goes down the drain when Necie moves in next door with her grandfather and is constantly “Unintentionally ” getting in his way and sending him to the hospital.

All she wants is to help her grandfather and run her part of the family bakery after quitting her old job and deciding that it was for the best. But she didn’t count on meeting super hot Duncan Bradford. Whom she is always hurting and is totally “in love” with him.

So as far as NFH novels go, I can’t say that it was my favorite. Did I enjoy it? yes I did. Because the thing with the NFH is that you can sort know what to expect, which depending on your taste can be good or bad. They are, like I just said, expected, you buy this book and if you read the other ones you know you’ll get your doses of Bradford alpha male moves, sweet moments, fights, ban restaurants and food. Tons of foods. and usually very cute moments between the main character. This book is funny and entertaining but the reason I down graded my rating from a 4 to 3 was because I felt this book dragged on after the second half. I don know if its because I’m used to her previous fast paced, hilarious books but this one for me was kind of… slow. But equally funny.

Duncan and Necie were super cute and I really liked her and made me want to bake cupcakes. ASAP. And my love for firefighters has grown once again. aww, so many memories ah

So, the question is,Would I recommend this book? yes. But read the other once first so you’re set to embark into the Bradford weirdly food obsessed books.

Cinder By Marissa Meyer| Should you read it?

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Goodreads Link this has all the info to the book. Check it out! 🙂

Here it is. Recently , after months and years of seeing this book all over book stores and internet , I decided to pick up Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Through the years I’ve always thought this book was seriously overhyped by everyone who read it, and that (sadly) is the reason why I never read it. Until now.

My brain used to say “EVERYONE is reading this. Don’t be like the rest” and I listened. But this past Sunday morning something happened. While browsing through my amazon prime book thingy (Can’t remember the name really) I stumbled upon this book once again. And my brain NOW said “It’s time” Thank you brain.

Basically this are the reason why everyone should read this book and the things I liked and disliked and what I’m hoping for the rest of The Lunar chronicle series, which I’m very excited for.

  1. If you’re into fantasy,dystopian and cyborgeshingg books you’re in for a treat (I seriously have no idea what category is this placed under to be honest) BECAUSE this is a ix of that and more.
  2. If you like Fairytale re-tellings with awesome twists what are you waiting for? Read it. because this is what this is. A retelling. an awesome one at that.
  3. If you love to pretty much despise the mean guy  (or girls!?) and want to reach into the story and pull the trigger yourself or make a hoover have a crash? This is for you
  4. If you love a prince? Well, Kai is good so far. ahah
  5. If you love awesome and amazing Side-kicks such as Iko. You’ll just love her and your heart will melt Like my does whenever I think of her (Pun untended here *Wink, wink*)
  6. If you love cliffhangers that are not so bad because the next book promises to be amazing? Yup this is the one.

So if you said yes or nodded your head to any of these go ahead and read it and if you have already read it , you might as well read it again. Because…Just because. The thing that I liked the most was how it was so full of action, which I was not expecting. The main characters didn’t make annoying decisions that made me want to bang my head on a wall (except for one that is) in fact Cinder is probably the coolest Thing ever.

I like how all the characters where super funny and sarcastic I also enjoyed that romance was a mayor element of the story but it was not instalove, in fact I’m pretty sure the love is still not there taking a back sit while the main plot was taking place since the begining. ahah.

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My Spring TBR |Top Ten Tuesday

Hey you people.

As is usual I am a big fan of lists. Do I follow those lists? eh, that’s a tricky question. Because I am usually making list in life; Grocery (Even if I’m not the one buying them), Favorite songs, What I’ll eat or even about things I plan to buy in the future. because of that I tend to know what I want but it ALWAYS changes, ALWAYS.

Now when it comes to book, I’m the same. I make list of books that I’ve read, books that I’ll read but I hardly ever end up reading them when I say I want to because I’m huge mood reader, something you might already know if you have read any of my previous posts. so…i spaced out…. now I have no idea where I’m going with the list thing to be honest, other than to mention that those lists made this the easiest TTT I’ve ever participated in.

So here are the books wasnt to read this spring. will I read them? who knows, because I don’t.

  • Every last word By Tamara Ireland Stone

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  • Beauty Queens By Libba Bray

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  • A court Of Mist and fury By Sarah J mass

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  • Lady Midnight By Cassandra Clare

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  • The Rose and the Dagger By Renee Adhied 

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  • FirstLife By Gena Showalter 

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  • It Ends with us By Colleen Hoover

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  • The Boy in the striped pajamas By John Boyne

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  • The Siren By Kiera Cass

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  • Cinder By Marissa Meyer 

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These books are not set in any particular order I’m just exited to read all of them. You probably noticed how there are some that are kind of older . Yes, i advent read those hehe.

Do any of you know what you want to read this spring? if so tell me below of leave your link down there and don’t forget that TTT is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish with weekly topics so head on over there for all that jazz! 🙂

 

Cover reveal| It ends with us By Colleen Hoover

Hello Guys,

    It’s Friday today and since Friday is a day know for it’s celebratory properties, AND last night was kind of a big deal of a night. AKA, Colleen Hoover had a lifestream thingy on Facebook and i had the pleasure of watching it and enjoying what has to be one of my favorite authors be hilarious and sarcastic in a way only she can.

While she was at it she dropped the slight, I mean HUGE, bomb of a cover reveal for her last book , “It End With Us”. safe to say I’m excited. MEGA SUPER excited. Mind you I’ve yet to read November 9, which is her last book. But ill get to it 🙂

This Book will come out On August 2nd 2016, and its published by Atria Books. Given the description and the fact that Hoover cried, CRIED while writing it I’m going to be ordering me some tissues and be prepare for this Soberest of a book. I mean all of her books have made me cry but so far Ugly Love  has takes the number one stop.

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It ends with us (Goodreads Link)

Pre-order Here:

Amazon  or Barnes and Nobel

No Blurb yet but she mentioned its about this girl name Lily and this guy who is a neurosugeron and lots of things and I’m so in love. The cover is just beautiful guys, she did say that when she saw the cover she changed a lot o the story line to reveal around it and that is so cool.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and one novella. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult categories. Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012.

I’m So Afraid Of Not Finding Purpose

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When asked the question, “What are you most afraid of?” a bunch of things come to mind. such as being trap in a burning elevator, getting into a car crash, losing someone important, never finding the love of my life and having him love me back. But when I dig deeper, the one thing that sticks out is the fear of not finding my purpose on this earth.

I’m a huge believer that we are here for a reason and that we’re all meant to do great things. Because as small as things are there are part of why we were placed here. So to me the fact that I’m 22 and I still haven’t found that thing that I’m meant to do is scary.

I’m afraid of going on about life doing things for my personal pleasure instead of doing things for the good of the people around me and beyond. I know that might sound like such a “Kids” thing and way of thinking but I do want and believe I , a single person in a world of billions , can do things to change the world. I want in my life to affect at least ONE persons life, for the better. But the thing is that I Haven’t done it so far. And the way that’s gonna happen is still unknown to me.

But even though I’m afraid, and its unknown I just know and have faith that it will happen. No doubt about it. 

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What are you  most afraid of?!

Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted at KBK. where she throws out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. This is my first time participating and I love it 🙂

 

www Wednesday | Getting off this slump?

 Hey there!

    I know I’ve talked a lot about time just passing by lately but guys, It’s Wednesday already. And Wednesday means that I’m doing my WWW wednesday, it is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a world of words and its by far one of my favorites, but before It made me feel kind inadequate because I almost never followed through on my reading plans. but now I’m just chill with that fact. kind of accepted that I am sort of an unpredictable reader.

So with no further due lets get to tackling this questions.

What are you currently reading?

Well, I am reading the same book I’ve been reading since last year and that I’m making myself finish today. Hopefully today. and that book is, All the bright places by Jennifer niven. I can feel the sadness coming to me.

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What did you recently finished reading?

Nothing really. slump and all that.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I don’t have a set TBR for march but I’m think I’ll read wither, dumplin’ , Updrift or the siren 🙂

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What are you guys reading lately? 🙂 I’m interesting!

and really hope you guys have a blessed day.

Happy Release Day |Firstlife By Gena Showalter

        Today is the day. Firstlife is coming out, well more like came out. Ill be honest and say I really didn’t know about this book until last night. at 12. I was into one if those late night Facebook stalker moments when the book trailer from Harlequin Teens popped up and my life was change.

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Where to get it?

To say I was extremely excited is an understatement. I’m super excited. I was hoooked on this. so I’ll leave you the trailer HERE that got me and hope you guys enjoy!