lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Mistery/Suspense

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 To Read If You Are In The Mood For Mystery/Suspense

1)Ten by Gretchen McNeil

2)Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

3)Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

4)The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard

5)Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

6)After the Crash by Michel Bussi

7)Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

8)After Anna by Alex Lake

9)Shackled by Tom Leveen

10)Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

domingo, 28 de febrero de 2016

Monday Book Recommendations: Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

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.



                                   Backlash by 

Title: Backlash
Series: -
Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Date Published: March 31st 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press

He says: You're an awful person.
He says: What makes you think I would ever ask you out?
He says: The world would be a better place without you in it.
Lara just got told off on Facebook.
She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school's homecoming dance. They've been talking online for weeks, so what's with the sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse - are they true?

It's been a long time since Lara's felt this bad, this depressed, this ugly. She's worked really hard to become pretty and happy - and make new friends after what happened in middle school.
Bree used to be best friends with overweight, depressed Lara, but constantly listening to Lara's issues got to be too much. Secretly, Bree's glad Christian called Lara out. Lara's not nearly as amazing as people think. But no one realized just how far Christian's harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.
As online life collides with real life, things spiral out of control, and not just for Lara. Because when the truth starts to come together, the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could have ever imagined


I've read a few books on cyber bullying but what made this one stand out is that It gave us the point of view of the bully and the bullied person plus some  the people that are supposed to be closed to them.







sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

Weekly Recap February 21st-28th

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday Book Recommendations:


Top Ten Tuesday:


Waiting on Wednesday:


Reviews:


On the Blog:


viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016

Stacking The Shelves (78)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 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.

This was a pretty slow week, school is definitely picking up leaving me less time for reading, I definitely need to find a way to cram up some reading during the week.

 
 

jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016

My Note-taking sistem

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios
1. I Personally prefer  to takes notes on paper, I tried to do it on my laptop and it was just a horrible jumbled mess but feel free to use the method that works best for you

2. For class I have a pad or notebook,and I just write notes without caring for any time of order they just need to have the information I need. I like to consider these my first draft.

3. On the weekends I rewrite my notes into a "final version", although I'm  visual learner I prefer my notes to be simple Titles in red, subtitles in blue, overall information in black, additional note doubts I have are written in green

4. When I do revisions I do go all out with different colored pens, mind maps stickers, whatever helps understand the information I'm studying.

5. At the end of the semester I transfer my notes to Microsoft OneNote so I'll have them with me and the paper version can get recycled so it won't take up space in my room.

miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2016

Creators by Tiffany Truitt

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios
Title: Creators 
Series: The Lost Souls #3
Author: Tiffany Truitt
Date Published: April 28th 2014 

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

The dramatic conclusion to the Lost Souls trilogy, which answers readers’ questions and finally pits natural Tess against the true enemies of Templeton, the creators

Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers. As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators-the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt's epic Lost Souls trilogy.


This is seriously one of the most perfect series endings I've ever read, it's so bittersweet but honestly there isn'y any other way the series could have ended that felt this right.

The thing I want to emphasized most is how Proud I am of Tess, I first met her as a very angry girl that was incredibly scared of her emotions  and throughout three books he transformed into such a confident   young lady that was able to accept herself.

I'm so sad to see all these amazing character go but sadly all things must come to an end.

Final Rating:


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martes, 23 de febrero de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

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:  Burning Glass 
Series: Burning Glass #1
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Date Published: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.
 


Why I'm Waiting:

  • Ya Fantasy has become pretty popular, the good thing is that most of the books that have been published in the genre have been pretty cool.
  • The Cover is so pretty, it's going to look great on my shelves



lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Type of Book

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 I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Type of Book 


1. The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West

2. Pines by Blake Crouch

3. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

4. All of a Kind Family by Sidney taylor

5. The Uninvited by Cat Winters

6.After the Crash by  Michel Bussi

7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Everybody really needs to read this book it's a revelation and worth all the hype it gets!!!

domingo, 21 de febrero de 2016

Monday Book Recommendations: This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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: This is where it ends
Series: -
Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Date Published: January 5th 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp

I honestly don't know what I expected when I started this book, the only thing I asked for it was to to get lost in all of the other books that cover school shootings but fortunately it didn’t. The writing really moved me which I can’t remember the last time it happened.




sábado, 20 de febrero de 2016

Weekly Recap: February 15th-21st 2016

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday Book Recommendations:


Top Ten Tuesday:


Waiting on Wednesday:


Reviews:


On the Blog:






Stacking The Shelves (77)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 9:23 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.


 

 



jueves, 18 de febrero de 2016

School Planner Organization

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios
Like I mentioned in an earlier post I have  school exclusive planner so I won't get other things mixed up. I used to write my homework wherever it occurred to me and until last year I didn't realize how much it affected me, so after a few internet searches I found a system that worked pretty well for me.

1. The first page always includes the Key that explains the color codes, and meaning of the bullets I use in my planner. I tend to have this pretty memorized but it always helps to have it on hand

2. My class schedule. It's always useful for the first few weeks of school when you don't have all your classes memorized.

3. A 24 hour schedule so I can have an idea of how my days work

4. A calendar  of the entire semester.

5. A monthly divider and monthly calendars that includes important dates. Usually tuition due dates, holidays, exam dates etc.

6. Weekly  overview: includes daily due-dates, a habit tracker, space for to do list and a small space for inspirational quotes,

7. My weekly reading chart. So I don't forget what I'm supposed to be reading.

8. A page for each day of the week. On the left side write the assignment and on the right a post it that includes all the details of the assignment



miércoles, 17 de febrero de 2016

Rogue by Julie Kagawa Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios
Title: Rogue 
Series: Talon #2
Author: Julie Kagawa 
Date Published:  April 28th 2015 

Publisher: MIRA Ink

Deserter
Traitor
ROGUE.
Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant.
Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.
A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?

Things I liked:

-I certainly found Ember less annoying in this book, don't get me wrong there were still moments when I wanted to slap her but she certainly was less Bella Swanish in this book. Fighting for your survival will certainly distract you from complaining about life.

-The plot, after the fiasco that was book one I'm so happy to see things happening other than romance.

Things I didn't like:

-The overall concept of Dragons camouflaging as humans just doesn't work for me, the problem isn't just this series I had the same problem with Sophie Jordan's Firelight series. They way they are written is just too human that makes me forget that Ember is not a human girl, it's nothing like reading about other literary dragons like Saphira from Eragon when you just feel that she is a Dragon.

-Riley Cobalt enters my top 10 romantic interest that give me the creeps. The way he calls Ember Firebrand rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

Final Thoughts:

Even though I like were the series is going I can't help but wish that the series focused on the founding of Talon and St. George instead of Ember and her brother

Final Rating:





martes, 16 de febrero de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: She's Not There by Joy Fielding

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:  She's Not There 
Series:  -
Author: Joy Fielding
Date Published: February 23rd 2016 
Publisher: Ballantine Books

A novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter, kidnapped in Mexico years earlier, from theNew York Times bestselling author of Someone is Watching.

A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha’s disappearance. However, this year when the phone rings, Carole hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long-lost daughter. Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Carole doesn’t know what or who to believe. But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.


Thriller's are my second favorite book genre, add the mystery of a missing child and you've got me hooked. 


 

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