lunes, 15 de enero de 2018

Burn for burn - Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Tittle: Burn for Burn trilogy
Author: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Genre: Fiction, YA, Romance, fantasy, coming of age.
Pages: 1296
Publisher: Simon an Schuster Books for Young readers
Format: Digital (Kindle)
Time to read it: 3 months
Language: English
Rating: 3/5

In the perfect island of Jar Island three girls find each other as best friends since they share the same goal, revenge. To be able to complete their goal the best secret they must keep is their friendship. However, no one is perfect, everyone has something to hide even them.

Mary gets back to Jar Island after leaving years ago, after changing her appearance and her self she is looking for revenge on the reason she and her parents had to leave the island, Reeve. Lillia is miss perfect and reigns high school next to her best friend Rennie, however one night in summer everything changes, she cannot trust Rennie as much anymore and her other best friend Alex Lind seems to be getting into something with her little sister Nadia, Rennie’s wannabe.
Kat used to be friends with Rennie and Lillia, however Rennie decided to stop talking to her after her mum died of cancer, and made her life hell at high school. And that is when they find each other, all three of them with a person in their minds, all three of them willing to help the others to get revenge themselves.

The “Burn for burn” trilogy was a compelling read, however one of their twists the trilogy gives in the second book throw me out a little bit. I liked the concept and how as the trilogy progressed the plot became more twist and complicated. I liked how feelings get everything complicated since I think that is one of the things that makes things complicated in real life.
None the less, as I said before the fantasy turn it toke by the second book it was in my opinion kind of unnecessary, and even though I saw I coming I was hoping until it gets revealed that the authors would have not picked that turn.

With all that being said, I recommend the trilogy just go into it knowing that it has some fantasy elements to it, and that it is not a complete contemporary novel.

miércoles, 3 de enero de 2018

Reading 2017 wrap Up and January 2018 TBR

Last year did not went as I thought it would; My life changed a lot and with it my schedule, my habits and my time to blog and read. With all that being said, it is obvious that I did not completed my 2017 reading challenge, and that I still have reviews to post from books I did finished last year. 

However, let’s not focus on how 2017 went wrong and focus on the month ahead; this year I want to again complete 60 books and finish up more series, since my series list to be completed seems endless.

In January I want to start two series which are sequels from other series I have read previously and liked. First, I want to complete “The lost hero” by Rick Riordan, the first book in the “Heroes of Olympus” series, which follows Percy Jackson and some new friends into more adventures. Then I will continue with “Bloodlines” the first book in the series with the same name by Richelle Mead, a series that follows Sydney from “Vampire Academy”.

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After these two new additions to my list I want to start summing series up, starting with a book that has been moving from TBR to TBR last year “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor, second book in the “Daughter of smoke and bone” series. Then I will follow with two final books in a series “Iron knight” last book in the “iron fey” series by Julie Kagawa; and “The raven King” last book in the “Raven Cycle” by Maggie Stiefvater.


In addition to all this as part of my “miracle morning routine” I will read “Getting things done” by David Allen, as well as, Demi Lobato’s book “Staying Strong”, which I will read throughout the year.

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I hope to start this year better that I finished last year and complete my TBR.
Thanks for reading, 

martes, 14 de noviembre de 2017

Changeling - Cate Tiernan

Tittle: Changeling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Genre: Fiction, YA, Romance, fantasy, witches, magik, coming of age.
Pages: 188
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Digital (Kindle)
Time to read it: 3 days
Language: English
Rating: 5/5

“Changeling” is the eighth book in the “Wicca/Sweep” series, a series that follows Morgan as she finds out about the existence of magik and her relationship with it. She discovers a new part of her life that threatens with run over everything else.

After what she learned in New York about her family Morgan is even more insecure about herself and her possibilities of being good. However, she will have her chance to show everyone she can definitely be good, by giving her father to the council. This will not be an easy task, in fact it will be dangerous and difficult, but she needs to do it to show everyone she is her mother’s daughter and not her father’s.

“Changeling” was a really nail-biting compelling book. I think it was really interesting how human relations and Morgan’s real family is brought to picture. I also loved the “mystery” events happening around Morgan, that are not really important to anyone, and that I’m pretty sure that have more in common with another person. I really enjoyed meeting the least aggressive, even likeable side from the “bad one” in this series.

To conclude, another great book in a  really amazing series, which I would really recommend to everyone looking for witches and magick.

lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017

The Calling - Cate Tiernan

Tittle: The Calling
Author: Cate Tiernan
Genre: Fiction, YA, Romance, fantasy, witches, magik, coming of age.
Pages: 189
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Digital (Kindle)
Time to read it: 4 days
Language: English
Rating: 5/5

“The Calling” is the seventh book in the “Wicca/Sweep” series, a series that follows Morgan as she finds out about the existence of magik and her relationship with it. She discovers a new part of her life that threatens with run over everything else.

Morgan has been having really weird bad dreams, that Hunter and the council think that might be related to the Amyranth coven, to which Selene used to be part of. This dark magik coven have been seen around New York, therefore Morgan, Hunter and some of their friends are going to search for answers there.

“The Calling” was a really compelling book. It really captured me and I liked that. The story and past of Morgan starts taking form and she learns some important things during this trip. Apart from that since Cal’s death Hunter and Morgan’s relationships seems to move forward, however she takes some bad decisions that in my opinion are quite questionable. Other than that I liked the development of the book how you can build up suspicions that came together in the end, and how it leaved an instalment close, even if the story keep going.

To sum up, “The Calling” was really good, and as I said before the series so far is a really recommended one about witches and magick.

martes, 7 de noviembre de 2017

Spellbound - Cate Tiernan

Tittle: Spellbound
Author: Cate Tiernan
Genre: Fiction, YA, Romance, fantasy, witches, magik, coming of age.
Pages: 192
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Digital (Kindle)
Time to read it: 7 days
Language: English
Rating: 4/5

“Spellbound” is the sixth book in the “Wicca/Sweep” series, a series that follows Morgan as she finds out about the existence of magik and her relationship with it. She discovers a new part of her life that threatens with run over everything else.

Morgan and Hunter are getting closer since Cal disappeared, however his shadow seems cast upon them. She knows that if Cal ever comes back, he and Hunter will confront each other, it is not only something that Hunter wants but part of his job as Seeker. Also since Cal has been gone they decided to unite the two circles. However, Cal might not be as far as they think he is.

“Spellbound” was a really god book, however since it has been a long time since I read the fifth book it was a little tough to get into the story. I really like this series and how little by little Morgan and her friends develop themselves. It is a series about Morgan’s journey into magik and how it changes her life at the same time that she is a teenager that must change and became an adult. I think the plot twist was quite predictable in this book but I did not see the ending coming, which is a good thing.

To sum up, Spellbound was a good book in a recommended series about witches and magick.

jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2017

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover review

Tittle: Hopeless
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Fiction, YA, Romance, contemporary, coming of age
Pages: 410
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Digital (Kindle)
Time to read it: 3 days
Language: English
Rating: 5/5

“Hopeless” is the first book in a short series written by Colleen Hoover. This popular author is known for her dramatic contemporary romances, from which I have read and liked a few.

Sky has always been homeschooled, however for her senior year she decided she wants to be a normal girl and join the public high school, however when she planned that her best friend was not going to go across the world for a school program overseas. She also did not plan on encounter a strange boy who seemed to know her but not really. And the least she was planning on was into discover herself altogether.

“Hopeless” was a fantastic book, that developed a really difficult and tough matter in an exquisite way. I have not read a book that has dealt with such important issues in a way that they do in this book, I have seen tv shows and movies, however never a book and I thought it was amazingly brought up and developed. I like how every single detail you are reading at the beginning of the book is wrapped up in the end.
The only bad thing was that midway through the drama I could see it coming, because as I said I have seen this kind of development before in other media. Nonetheless, it did not make the book less terrific.

To sum up, a book you should read if you like reading about though themes because this is not your typical contemporary novel.

miércoles, 1 de noviembre de 2017

October Wrap Up - November TBR

Hello again everyone,

Today starts a new month and that means that it is time to wrap up the previous month and set this month's TBR.

Last month I set an ambitious TBR which I was unable to complete entirely, but I did manage to get a lot read which makes me kind of happy. As I also said on the previous month's post I was going to center this past month's TBR on the "Sweep/ Wicca" series by Cate Tiernan, and that is what I did.
I managed to finish the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and get thought half of the eleventh.

I have enjoyed most of this books, however the last two, Seeker and Origins, change the point of view and I have not been able to click with them as I was able to so with the other ones.
As for the November TBR, I want to still finish this series, reading the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth and sixteenth books in the series, Eclipse, Reckoning, Full Circle and Night Child.

Appart from that, I want to keep finishing series and that's how the rest of my TBR is set. First I want to finish a book I started a long time ago and hopefully like it enough to finish the series next month; Days of blood and Starlight, the second book in the "Daughter of smoke and bone" series by Laini Taylor. Also I would like to continue with the "Lunar chronicles" by Marissa Meyer by reading the second book in the series, Scarlet. 

Then I would like to finish up reading "The Iron Knight" by Julie Kagawa and that way, finishing up with the "Iron Fey series. And last but not least I want to read the second book in the "Hopeless" series by Colleen Hoover, "Loosing hope". 

Thanks for reading,