Books are more than a words

Feb 21, 2017

What's New? Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray


 
Oh, look! A new series by Claudia Gray! I've always enjoyed her series and this one sounds amazing. Okay, maybe I'm a bit too in love with the cover and with the idea of the romance... I just hope it's as beautiful as it already looks.
Check it out!

Expected publication:April 4th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 

  
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that's now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth's robotic "mech" armies for decades with no end in sight.

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel's programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis--even though her plan to win the war will kill him.

Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel's devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming.


0

Feb 17, 2017

Review: The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine


The Wish Granter
by C.J. Redwine
Source: eARC provided for review.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Summary:
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of SĂșndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop. Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown. So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself. But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
 
 
****
 

This is the first book by C.J. Redwine that I’ve read, and it was so much better than what I expected. 
 I’m not familiar with the story of Rumpelstiltskin, but I know that I’ve read this book I want to read it, too. I loved how this book felt like a fairy tale, an epic fantasy novel and in some way, like a historical tale. The Wish Granter was beautifully written, with lovely characters and magical creatures I loved to read about. It was action packed, intriguing and romantic in the most perfect way. 

One of my favorite things about this book was the love between siblings. I loved the relationship between Ari and Thad and all the sacrifices they made for each other. I wish there were more scenes with the two of them together, but even if they were separate it was impossible not to see their love. The Wish Granter has a beautiful, beautiful romance, too. Sebastian and Ari were perfect together. Their relationship wasn’t rushed and it was lovely watching them fall in love. Sebastian’s story broke my heart. It made me so glad to see him happy and loved, even when he had to break himself for that. 
I know I’m not supposed, but I loved even the villain. The Wish Granter (Alistair Teague) was a very complex character and I loved to learn his backstory and the reasons behind his actions. 

The Wish Granter was not only a fantastic story with risks and a dangerous journey, but it was also light and funny thanks to Ari’s personality. This is the first time I read a book with a character that enjoys eating so much! This book was original (again, I don’t know the story of Rumpelstiltskin), and highly entertaining. I can’t wait to read more and more by C.J. Redwine! 


2

Feb 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows



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

 What I'm waiting for...

 


Before
Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

Jodi Meadows’s new Fallen Isles series blazes with endangered magic, slow-burn romance, and inner fire.


*****
 
Why am I waiting on this book? I mean, why not? I'm DYING for this book! Dragons! and two moons! (this is weird, but I love stories set in worlds with two moons) and one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen! I hope I (and everybody) love it!

What about you?


2

Feb 14, 2017

What's New? Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent


 


Hey there! Happy Valentine's Day!!! 
Today in my country we celebrate the Day of Love and Friendship. Everyone in school do this thing called Secret Friend (like the Secret Santa in the US) and lovers buy themselves a lot of roses and chocolate... I kind of wish I had a lover... for the chocolates, obviously.
So, Happy Friendship Day from this side of the world. I'm very thankful to all my bookish friends, and if you're reading this. Thank you so much, you mean the most to me! <3


Now, for my What's New? post, I want to share my new bookish found: Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent! I had no idea about this book, and it makes me so excited because I LOVE stories about clones (not sure if clon is the right word, sorry).
Anyway, you must add it to your TBR list, asap!
Check it out!

Expected publication: May 9th 2017 by Delacorte Press

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin.
We are healthy and strong and smart.
But only one of us has ever had a secret.

Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She's nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.
Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can't stop thinking about him—when she can't resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she's flawed, too. But if she’s flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.
Destroyed.
Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia's fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?
Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one. . . .


0

Feb 7, 2017

What's New? The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich




 


A book about secret organizations for teenage spies? How cool is that!? As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I wanted to read it. The synopsis sounds fantastic and the cover is so simple and beautiful!
Check it out!

Expected publication:  May 16th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.
1

Jan 31, 2017

What's New? 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright


 
Guys! Just look at this beautiful cover!!! The synopsis sounds great already, but THIS cover! I just can't wait to hold it. And I can't wait to read this book!
Check it out!

Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by Entangled: Teen

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.


2

Jan 30, 2017

My Thoughts On: The Rose Society & The Midnight Star by Marie Lu


    

Source: bought.
My rating: 5 stars.

 *****
 

I read The Young Elites by Marie Lu a few months after it was published. I liked it a lot. But I didn’t love it. I was one of those people who thought Adelina wasn’t a real villain, as everyone made me believe. I thought it was a marketing strategy, so I felt kind of cheated. When The Rose Society came, I didn’t have time to read it, I didn’t care about it enough.

I don’t remember why I read the first chapter of The Rose Society two weeks ago. I just remember I didn’t know what to read. It took me so long to read this sequel, but as soon as I finished it, I couldn't wait to read The Midnight Star.
This was definitely love at second sight. Adelina was finally the villain everyone was rooting for. The plot was unpredictable and every one of the characters was gorgeous and ferocious.
Since I read them right after the other, The Rose Society and The Midnight Star feel like one big book to me. It made so happy to see the character development and how well the world-building was created.
I loved these books, I loved the world these characters live in, I loved the writing and I loved the Elite’s journey. I have to admit it, I loved Teren, best villain ever.
I love ALL the characters!

When I picked up The Rose Society I wasn’t expecting all the feels. The ending was just as bittersweet and perfect as Legend’s. I’m so glad I got the chance to read this series. I’m sure I’ll be re-reading it again since now it’s one of my favorite series.

I highly recommend it if you haven’t read The Young Elites. If you loved Legend, you’ll love this one, too. You won’t be disappointed!