miércoles, 30 de abril de 2014

Waiting on wednesday (27)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:18 1 comentarios


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


My pick this week is:

Title: Eventuality
Series: Sage Hannigan Time Warper #3
Author: Peggy Martinez
Expected ¨Publication: June 1st 2014















This is one of my favorite series, it is the only book that has a love triangle that makes sense and that has two great guys. Not sure if this is the last book of the series but I hope it's not.


martes, 29 de abril de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (21)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:26 1 comentarios

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten Books I would recommend based on TV shows I like:

1) If you like Star Crossed:

You might enjoy reading:

2) If you like The Tudors and Reign



I would recommend:


If you like Mean Girls:


You might like:



miércoles, 23 de abril de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 11:46 2 comentarios

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Title: After The End
Series: After The End #1
Author: Amy Plum
Pages:352
Expected publication: May 6th 2014

She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.

World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.

At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.

When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.

Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.



The blurb sounds very interesting and a little bit like the movie The Village.

martes, 22 de abril de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (20)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 11:10 1 comentarios

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten characters that stole my heart.

1.-Puck from the Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
2.-Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
3.-Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy/ Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
4.-The Darkling from The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
5.-Gavriel Duval from his Fair Assassin by R. L. LaFevers
6.-Roar from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
7.-Perry from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
8.- Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver
9.-Fade from Razorlan by Ann Aguirre
10.-Adam Brewer from the Frost Chronicles by Kate Avery Ellison

domingo, 20 de abril de 2014

The Arrivals by C. M. Doporto Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 15:59 0 comentarios
Title: The Arrival
Series: The Eslites #1
Author: C. M. Doporto
Date Published: November 5th 2014

Can Miranda save the human race?

An elegant, sophisticated alien species on the verge of extinction has invaded Earth and confined an entire generation of young women, after negotiating a treaty with the world’s governments. Eager to help the aliens reproduce, but frightened by her imprisonment at Nidus, the Eslite medical compound, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays endures callous scientific experiments in the Eslite’s quest for survival.

When Miranda discovers the ultimate consequences of her egg donations, she organizes a rebellion, enlisting fellow donors in her cause. But soon she realizes the mysterious headmaster, Dimas, knows of her plot. And there’s something about him that bothers Miranda, though she can’t describe it. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance, so she can’t back down. But will Dimas expose her defiance?

Teen/YA Sci-Fi with romantic elements 
Ages 12 and up


**I recieved a free copy from the author in exchange for an honet review**

Pros:

-Miranda is a quite strong and intelligent character, yes she had her moments when she annoyed me but those moments just made her a more complete character in my mind.

-Kate: The perfect companion to Miranda, she brought great balance to the book, another strong character but in a different way so no cookie cutter characters

-Dimas: He intrigued me since the prequel and this book makes me want to see much more of him.  I kind of picture him as a younger alien version of Tom Hiddleston.

-Overall all the characters were excellent, their presence made sense in the story, no one was just there to look pretty. Even Miranda's dad

-A very original Alien invasion very smart too, I can imagine how scared I would be to be selected to be a donor. It also was different to all the other alien stories where the plot focuses on the survival of a group in a ravaged planet, in this book the planet was “ok”.

Cons:

I really couldn’t find any cons in this book; the only thing that annoyed me a little bit was how many times the phrase “Mays are strong leaders. We never show weakness” I understand that Miranda but it bothered me a little bit.

Rating:





miércoles, 16 de abril de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 10:30 1 comentarios

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:


ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID. 

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!



First of all I am so sorry for not posting the only excuse I have is that I'm on break from school. 

To be honest I'm not ver excited for this book, personally I think that the series should just have ended in the third book but I need to know who lives and who dies.

sábado, 12 de abril de 2014

Stacking The Shelves (25)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 12:12 8 comentarios


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course e books! 

I'm very happy with this week's haul although I haven't enjoyed all the books the ones I did like have been very good.

















jueves, 10 de abril de 2014

Mini Review: The Eslites by C. M. Doporto

Publicado por Paulina J. en 9:00 0 comentarios
Title: The Eslites
Series: The Eslite Chronicles  #0.5
Author: C. M. Doporto
Pages: 20
Date Published: January 1st 2013

Can Miranda save the Eslites?
When an advanced alien species invades Earth, it negotiates an agreement with the world’s leaders to provide cures for various human diseases in exchange for a generation of young women. Detained in an otherworldly facility named Nidus, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays is designated a superior donor and must submit to risky egg extractions, which the Eslites fertilize in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to reproduce. While Miranda is more than willing to help the aliens survive, she soon wonders if there is more to their story.

Teen/YA Sci-Fi with romantic elements
Age 12 and up



*I received a free copy from the author in Exchange for an honest review*

Although this e book was only 20 pages long it is so well written that it accomplished what I think prequel novellas should accomplish: show you a little bit of the world and the characters and leave you wanting for more. 
I seriously can’t wait to know more about Miranda and the Eslites.

miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:02 5 comentarios


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Title: The Rules for Breaking
Series: The Rules for Disappearing 
Author: Ashley Elston
Pages:230
Expected publication: May 20th 2014

Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.


I was a bit reluctant to read the first book since the premise didn't sound appealing but after reading it I was blown away so here I am now patiently waitingfor the second one.

martes, 8 de abril de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (19)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:57 1 comentarios

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten most unique books I've ever read.

1) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


This books is unlike anything I've ever read; a magical competition where the battlefield is a circus might not sound very appealing but this book is beautifly written.

2) A monster Calls by Patrick Ness


A very sad but very beautiful book.

3)More than this by Patrick Ness


This is unlike any dystopian novel I've ever read.








domingo, 6 de abril de 2014

Stacking The Shelves (24)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 13:32 0 comentarios

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course e books! 

So after many weeks (not many just about two) of not being able to buy any books I finally had the time and money to go on Amazon and my favorite bookstore and buy some lovely books:











 

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