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Oct 25, 2016

What's New? Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. DeLano


Is it just me or this book sounds absolutely cute? I don't know, but I'm DYING to read it! Book boyfriend comes to life, what else can I ask for!?
Check it out!

Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Swoon Reads 

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. 
But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles…Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… this Jessa is going to live.


Oct 24, 2016

The Library Book 1: CURSE OF THE BOGGIN by D.J. MacHale Official Blog Tour

Hello there! Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for The Library Book 1: Curse Of The Boggin by D.J. MacHale. This tour is hosted by Jean Book Nerd, to check out the next spots in the tour, don't forget to go HERE.
This book sounds like all kind of fun! Check the info below and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway!


Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Sep 06, 2016 | 256 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 |
Middle Grade (8-12)
ISBN 9781101932537
Order it: Amazon/ TBD/ B&N

Enter the Library, where no one knows how the stories end . . . and finding out will be terrifying.

There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories—stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out.

It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in thislibrary, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.

Marcus O’Mara is a 13 year old guy at a crossroads. He constantly finds himself in trouble at school, with his friends, and with his adoptive parents. Marcus doesn’t believe things can get any worse for him…until they get worse.

Much worse.

He begins seeing strange and impossible visions; gets thrown into paranormal danger and is haunted by a mysterious ghost with a singular goal: to give him a key.

It’s a key that opens the door to a mysterious library. When that door opens, the incredible adventure for Marcus and his friends begins as they learn the truth about Marcus’ past and uncover the strange world of unfinished stories that are found on the shelves of the Library.


D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm; engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. D.J. also wrote and directed the movie Tower of Terror for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.

D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.

D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.


10-15 Minutes Skype Session (personal or school class).
Two Signed Copies of The Library Book 1: Curse of the Boggin + Signed Bookmarks by D.J. MacHale
-Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


Oct 21, 2016

Review: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces
by Kathleen Glasgow
Source: Provided for review. Thank you!
My Rating: 6 stars *Favorite*
Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.
 Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.  
A deeply moving portrait of a teenage girl on the verge of losing herself and the journey she must take to survive in her own skin, Kathleen Glasgow’s debut is heartbreakingly real and unflinchingly honest. It’s a story you won’t be able to look away from.


I think I’ve said this everywhere, but here I am saying it again: GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow was my best surprise of this year!
I started reading this book without high expectations. I didn’t add it to Goodreads, because I never put attention to it before, but it amazed me from the first chapter. The writing of this book is raw and beautiful. I just couldn’t stop reading.

Girl in Pieces is about Charlie’s journeys to overcome her dark past. She’s probably the most broken and damaged main character I’ve met yet. Her story is heavy and painful. It was brutally honest.
There are so many things I loved about this book. It was perfection.
Writing: Beautiful, poignant, haunting.
Characters: Realistic, well developed, unforgettable.
Plot: Brutal, honest, gut-wrenching.

This book made me feel! It made me understand Charlie in a way I would never before. This book was hard to read sometimes because it’s cruel and there’s so much pain, but it was necessary. This book is POWERFUL.
All characters in this book are dealing with their own problems, just like every person in real life. Sometimes Charlie is with wrong people for the wrong reasons, like you, like me.
And just when I thought: “Finally! Something good’s about to happen” I was wrong again. There were so many things I didn’t see coming.

I don’t think I have enough words to describe how wonderful was this book, but I do think it’s a necessary read. Kathleen Glasgow’s debut is one of my favorite pieces of literature of this year. I  would never forget it.
Girl In Pieces is a beautiful book with messed up characters learning from their mistakes. It’s heartbreakingly captivating and hey, there’s a word I learned just to describe this book: spellbound.
I loved it. I highly recommend it to everyone. 


Oct 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...


The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.


Why am I waiting on this book? Everything! Everything about this book is calling my name. Cover, synopsis, the few reviews I've read. This book sounds perfect.

What about you? What are you waiting on today?


Oct 18, 2016

What's New? Cold Summer by Gwen Cole


All Our Yesterdays was the last time-travel book I read. I adored it, but I always wanted to read a new one, the problem is I still haven't found one that caught my eye. Cold Summer sounds really different from what I've read, so I hope I can give it a chance.
Check it out!

Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Sky Pony Press 

Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him. 


Oct 14, 2016

Some Books Ago: Torched by Andrea Colt

Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

Okay, the summary of this book is really short and makes it sound light, but I always wanted to read it because some of my favorite reviewers said it was deep and beautiful. 
I still haven't read it, but I wish I have the chance someday. As it seems, Torched is a hidden gem. I let you this review cause it explains way better why suddenly I want to read this book so much.

It was published on September 8th 2012



Cheerleader Rose Whitfield's senior year goes up in smoke when she's framed for arson. Sure that the culprit is her neighbor Paxton, with whom she's been feuding since middle school, she sets out to clear her name and take Paxton down hard--not necessarily in that order.

Oct 13, 2016

Review: Replica by Lauren Oliver

by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC provided for review. Thank you!
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. 'A sickly child', her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father's connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she's always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father's name seems inextricably linked to it.
Amidst the frenzy outside the institute's walls, Lyra - or number 24 as she is known as at Haven - and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven's purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever...


Okay, I have to confess I’m one of the few people that didn’t find the format of this book amusing or surprising. That’s because I’ve already read a book like this, though it was a poetry book. That book was about the passions of the poet. One half about love. The other half about POLITICS! For God’s sake! Our politics sucks more than any politics in the whole world, so I have no idea why I read it.

Anyway, back to Replica.
I started with Gemma’s side, I read five chapters, but after those five chapters I needed a break because I found Gemma’s POV too slow and she was kind of whiny.
So I turned to Lyra’s side. I fell in love right away with her story. Lyra’s the replica. Her story begins with the rumor that someone escaped Heaven. We come to know how the replicas are treated, how is their life inside the Heaven Institute. And how her world is turned upside down when something terrible happens in the island.
Her story is heartbreaking and I loved how it reminded me Delirium. The awe of discovering the world and the beauty of discovering her feelings. Lyra and 72, her companion, are seeing the world outside Heaven for the first time. I loved Lauren Oliver’s writing about it. I loved how “pure” they seemed.
There were some twists and turns, some terrible revelations and a hopeful ending.

Then I went back to Gemma. And here’s when something went wrong.
You see, I loved Lyra’s story and I loved her and 72, but once the boring part of Gemma’s story ends, her story is the once that carried the most shocking revelations. I seriously wish I read her whole story first.
But since most of those revelations were hinted with Lyra’s POV, they weren’t too surprising anymore.
I even skimmed some paragraphs because I already knew some of those things.

I’m writing this to say that if you’re planning to read Replica, I’d recommend you read it alternating chapters, that way you’ll be discovering the twists and turns on both sides at the time. I wish I did that.  But if you want to read their separate stories, then start with Gemma.

Except for that, Replica was a great book. Lauren Oliver’s writing is neat and past paced. Every character, on both sides, is well developed and likable.
Some of the twists were surprising and shocking, but some others I already expected them.
I loved how this book felt like science fiction and contemporary thriller at the same time. It was highly enjoyable. That being said, I can’t wait to know what will happen in book 2!
I do recommend this book. I think both sci-fic and mystery readers will enjoy at least one part of the story.