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Apr 29, 2016

Some Books Ago: The Shadow Society (The Shadow Society #1) by Marie Rutkoski


Every Tuesday I post about the new books I discover. So, I wanted to give a shout out to all those books published some years ago, I don't want to you to forget them!

I love Marie Rutkoski, but I had NO IDEA this book was hers! I have on my to-read list since... I don't know, a long time ago, but I never notices the author name until last week. That's a bit crazy!
I would love to read it soon! Have you read it? Was it good?
Check it out! 

It was published on October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux





Summary:

Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn't have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn't happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But Conn's interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she were his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can't rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades' latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .

In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won't soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense.
 
 
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Apr 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: And I Darken by Kiersten White




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

 What I'm waiting for...

 


No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.

Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.

Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.

The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she'll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive.


Why am I waiting on this book? Okay, so I must admit that I've read only 1 book by Kiersten White, and though I love ALL of her covers, I never had thee chance to read another one. This one, though. It sounds amazing! I didn't know about this new cover, but it's kinda badass so it makes me more excited!

What about you?
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Apr 24, 2016

The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove *Blog Tour*

 
Hello there! Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for The Chic Boutique on Baker Street. 
Below I share my review with you. I hope you give this book a chance! 


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Summary:
 Amanda is making the idyllic escape to the countryside to find a new life. Ben is picking up the pieces of his life after his wife left. Could a chance encounter outside Amanda's 'chic boutique' set them on the road to renewed happiness? Shop owner Amanda leaves London behind for life in the country and find's love with local vet Ben in this fun, addictive winner of the Prima Flirty Fiction competition 

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The Chic Boutique on Baker Street is fresh and fast paced read about a woman trying to start a new life after a big delusion in her city life.
Amanda, the main character, is a very likable woman with a broken heart who decides to move to the rather traditional Westfield in search of a better and more comfortable life. After being a lawyer all her life, Amanda is very pleased with her craft shop, only it could be better is golden boy of town, Ben, the vet next door wasn’t stealing all her thoughts.

I really liked how this book was narrated, it felt simple and light. This book is told in various POVs, unraveling little by little about the characters’ past and what are the motivations behind their actions.
One of my favorite things about this book is the setting. Westfield comes to life in the actions of these eccentric and colorful characters, especially Agatha and her group of friends. They plan a variety of brilliant schemes to see Ben and Amanda together, even though they aren’t looking for love. And that was fun and fantastic to read.

The book is complete with some unexpected twists and turns and a very satisfying ending.
The only thing I didn’t like about The Chic Boutique on Baker Street, is the shifts in the POV, they somehow felt disorganized, like, they change in the same chapter in the most unexpected moment and sometimes it was difficult to know who was thinking what.
Except for that, The Chic Boutique on Baker Street is an enjoyable read that will please fans of romance and summer-like reads. 


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Apr 23, 2016

Some Books Ago: Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst


Every Tuesday I post about the new books I discover. So, I wanted to give a shout out to all those books published some years ago, I don't want to you to forget them!

Hello there! I hope you're having a great week! I feel like it's been months since I wrote something cause I've been sick, and except for a few scheduled post and some comments, I haven't been doing anything. And the worst is that I haven't read anything either (The Winner's Kiss!!)... 
Anyway, today I want to talk about Vessel. I don't even remember when I added this book to my to-read list, but I always loved the cover and the synopsis. Have you read it? If not, maybe it's time you give it a chance!


Check it out! 

It was published on September 11th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry



 


Summary:

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. She will dance and summon her tribe's deity, who will inhabit Liyana's body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But when the dance ends, Liyana is still there. Her tribe is furious — and sure that it is Liyana's fault. Abandoned by her tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. The desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice — she must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate — or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.
 
 
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Apr 22, 2016

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2)
by Jodi Meadows
Source: eARC provided by The Publisher.
Summary:
Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.
HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right. 
HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.


*****


I don’t think I have something new to say about The Mirror King, I believe everybody knows how awesome this book was.
The Orphan Queen was my first book by Jodi Meadow and though I really liked it, there’s no doubt, at least for me, that the second book was so much better!
I’m absolutely in love with the world building, the characters, the plot and Jodi’s writing.
And one of my favorite things about this book was romance, that’s really surprising for me!
You know, I have a big problem with impossible romances, and how sometimes the characters are so reckless they put lives in danger or put their objectives at risk for love, but these characters had their responsibilities very clear, and I loved that. I always wanted to read a love story like that. It was different from many books I read.
Like I said, I think everything’s been said. The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King are MUST READ. They have all you need in a good fantasy series: Great characters, an amazing and magical world-building, some unexpected twists and turns, a mid-blowing ending and a swoon worthy romance.
The Mirror King was a brilliant conclusion to this beautiful duology! 


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Apr 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout




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

 What I'm waiting for...

 


For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

 

Why am I waiting on this book? It's been years since I read my last book by JLA, and though I loved the Covenant series, somehow, I don't know how, I got tired of her writing. So, I didn't finish the Lux series and I couldn't finish Cursed. But I feel this one is more like my cup of tea. Who know? Maybe I start loving her books again.

What about you? Have you ever got tired of someone's writing?

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Apr 12, 2016

What's New? When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore


 


Have you heard about this book? Gosh, it sounds absolutely fantastic! This is from the author of The Weight of Feathers, and though I still haven't read that book, it sounds just as amazing!
Check it out!

Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.