martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Favorite by Kiera Cass

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

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


Title: The Favorite
Series: The Selection #2.6
Author: Kiera Cass
Date Published: October 6th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen Impulse

While America Singer's heart was torn between Aspen and Prince Maxon, her friend Marlee knew exactly what she wanted—and paid the price.

Revisit the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series in this digital original novella. Told from Marlee's point of view, this all-new 64-page story returns to the fateful Halloween when Marlee and Carter were discovered, and reveals how that night—and Prince Maxon—changed their lives forever.

The Favorite also features a teaser to The Heir, the fourth novel in the Selection series!


The thing with The Selection Series is that I hate the main series but I really enjoy reading the novella's, I call this the Twilight effect; this happens when a books has amazing secondary character that have the potential for great and interesting  stories but for some reason I'm stuck reading about idiots falling "in love" or deciding who is their "true love"


lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2015

Top Ten Books To Read If You liked The Young Elites

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 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 weeks topic:

Ten Books To Read If You Liked:









domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2015

Monday Book Recommendations: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday is the day I choose what new books I’m going to start reading but I have so many books in my To Read Pile that sometimes it’s hard to choose so I have decided that on Monday mornings I’ll recommend some  of  my favorite books.



Title: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2
Author: Rachel Harris
Date Published: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

Title: A Tale of Two Centuries
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2
Author: Rachel Harris
Date Published: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

Title: My Not SO Super Sweet Life
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3
Author: Rachel Harris
Date Published: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.


This is one of the "cleanest"non Christian fiction YA books I've encountered. This is a great series for kids that are just discovering books, for older more experienced readers Cat may seem a tad annoying sometimes, the author also can't write male points of view to save her life.


jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2015

Feature Follow Friday (57)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios


The Feature and and and Follow is hosted by TWO hosts,  of Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This week's question:

If you could have any job, what would you do? - Suggested by Peace Love Books

My dream job is to be a Disney imagineer, a job in a magazine based in London or New York is something I would also love to do.


martes, 22 de septiembre de 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

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


Title: The Rose Society
Series: The Young Elites #2
Author: Marie Lu
Date Published: October 13th 2015
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?



Why I'm waiting:

  • The first book in the series was in my top three reads of 2014.
  • I'm in love with he universe the book takes place in.
  • I love the main character and want to see what's in store for her.





lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2015

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 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 weeks topic:

 Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR







domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2015

Monday Book Recommendations: Brazen by Katherine Longshore

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday is the day I choose what new books I’m going to start reading but I have so many books in my To Read Pile that sometimes it’s hard to choose so I have decided that on Monday mornings I’ll recommend some  of  my favorite books.


Title: Brazen
Series: Royal Circle (can be read as a standalone)
Author: Katherine Longshore
Date Published: June 12th 2014
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for? 



I've always love British history, especially the Tudor era. Usually most of the books are center around Henry VIII wive's but this one focuses more on people that history usually places on the periphery of things and actually makes Henry and other important people of that time in secondary roles.





martes, 15 de septiembre de 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

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


Title: Six of Crows
Series: Six of Crows #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Date Published: September 29th 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.


I love everything about Leigh's Grisha-verse, I can't wait to see how she expands it. I really hope it can live up to my expectations, especially it's villain, after meeting The Darkling I won't accept second best villains.




lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2015

Top Ten Characters I'd Name My Kids After

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 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 weeks topic:

Freebie so I choseTop Ten Characters I'd Name My Kids After

Some of these characters are personal favorites and others I just like how they sound in my head.

1) Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) 

2) Tinsley Carmichael (It Girl)

3)Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)

4)Rose Weasley (Harry Potter)

5)Alex Sheathes (Delirium)

6) Arya (Eragon)

7) Amberly (The Selection)

8)Rosalie (Twilight)

9) Sara Crewe (A Little Princess)

10) Ash (The Iron Fey)



domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2015

Monday Book Recommendations: Black Beauty by Anne Sewell

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday is the day I choose what new books I’m going to start reading but I have so many books in my To Read Pile that sometimes it’s hard to choose so I have decided that on Monday mornings I’ll recommend some  of  my favorite books.


Title: Black Beauty
Series: -
Author: Anne Sewell
Date Published: 1877
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next.
Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.
Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman to a painfully overworked cab horse.
Throughout, Sewell rails - in a gentle, 19th-century way - against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty's fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse-human relationships to human-human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all.
 


For some reason circa 2003, The Dollar Tree Store came out with an amazing collection of illustrated classics adapted for children and this was the first title I bought.

*Fun Fact: this is the second part of my very first email address*





 

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