May 7, 2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3) by Jeaniene Frost (4/5 stars)
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews (4.5/5 stars)

 Currently reading
Rituals (Cainsville #5) by Kelley Armstrong

What I´m going to read next?
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What are you reading today?
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May 3, 2018

Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Publisher: William Morrow
Release date: August 9th 2016
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Rating: 4.5/5

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Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

The Hating Game is a contemporary romance novel that focuses on a fun love-hate relationship between two co-workers.

Lucy Hutton is the executive assistant of one of the CEO of a publishing house, she´s good at her work, she´s always smiling, is the type that wants to please others and be good with everyone. She has a good working relationship everyone with the exception of her mortal enemy Joshua Templeman whom is the executive assistant of the other CEO of the publishing house, he´s also good at his job, but he´s cold, hard, rarely laughs (if ever) and only cares about doing his work well, regardless of whether he´s well liked or not. The publishing house where both currently work was merged a few months before and both come from different part of the publishers (they share office space and their desks are facing each other).

From the moment they met Lucy and Joshua hate each other (or at least that's what Lucy says) and start their game of hating each other. Lucy's life is lonely, every workday she goes to work, hate Joshua and then goes home, sleeps and the next day is a repeat of the day before until the day that at an office meeting it´s announced that a new position will be opened, for which Lucy is perfect as so is Joshua, so they start a new competition/game between them where the attacks between them change and they start to get to know each other a bit more and the dynamics they have had since they met starts to change and Lucy realizes that Joshua can smile occasionally and she realizes that whether or not Joshua wins, her life will not be the same once the winner is announced.

Overall, The Hating Game is a very funny chick-lit novel that had me laughing out loud more than once, I read it in two days (which is fast for me), it has a good romance, likeable characters (I did like Joshua), lots of sexual tension and great banter between them. This is the kind of  story that you end up with a big smile once you finish reading it. I really loved this book! and I recommend it to everyone that likes romance novels.

May 1, 2018

Top Eight Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Eight Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early
(in no particular order)
I´d been waiting for this book for the last two years, can´t wait.
Release date: August 28th 2018
Release date: October 30th 2018
I loved Vicious, it was a great book. Can´t wait.
Release date: September 25th 2018

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The final book in the Charley Davidson series! I can´t wait to read it.
Release date: February 1st 2019
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
I recently read The Hating Game and I loved it! can´t wait to read other of her books.
Release date: January 8th 2019

Release date: October 2nd 2018
Release date: October 2nd 2018

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Untitled (Shattered Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima

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April 30, 2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5 stars)
Onyx was a re-read because I´m trying to read book 3-5, but I didn´t remember much about the series.
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett (4/5 stars)
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (4/5 stars)

 Currently reading

What I´m going to read next?
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

What are you reading today?
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April 29, 2018

Stacking the Shelves (65): March - April

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and Reading Reality, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail. 

These are the books I got in the month of march and april.

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera 

Thanks to the publisher for the eARC.

The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) by Darynda Jones
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews
Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop
Betrayals (Cainsville #4) by Kelley Armstrong

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
Legion (Talon #4) by Julie Kagawa

Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch 
Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch
The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch

What books did you get?
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April 25, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: What if It's Us

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

The book I´m waiting this week is
What if It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Release date: October 9th 2018
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

Why I'm Waiting?
Just for the authors, I didn´t even read the blurb, just because I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and really enjoyed They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Can´t wait to read it.

What book are you waiting this week?
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April 20, 2018

Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Title: All the Beautiful Lies
Author: Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
Release date: April 3rd 2018
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.

Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.

Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.

Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

If you are in the mood of a good mystery thriller look no further, you found it! All the Beautiful Lies had me turning pages like crazy and sufficiently intrigued to want to know more about the main characters.

Harry Ackerson is young man that days before his college graduation receives a call from his stepmother telling him that his father is dead, so he travels to his hometown to learn more about the cause of his dead, initially he´s told that his father fell from a cliff, but Harry suspect something is wrong because his father took the same path everyday from work, so he knew it well.

Harry relationship with his stepmother is polite but he doesn´t know her well and he´s awkward around her, even though she had been married to his father for four years, his unease with her is justified (but you have to read it to know why).

The story is told in two parts, the first part is told from the perspective of Harry and Alice in different timeline, Harry´s point of view is in the present and Alice´s is in the past when she was a teenager (Alice story remind me of another book). The second part of the book is told from two different characters that have some kind of connection with Alice and Harry and again is told from two different timeline.

All the Beautiful Lies fascinating, dark and creepy at times, with some twisted taboo relationships. I recommend you read it, but beware that contain some delicate topics. And as I am of the idea that when you read a mystery book the less you know the better, I will say no more.

April 18, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: Magic Triumphs

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

My last Waiting On Wednesday was on 2016, so I'm picking it up again.

The book I´m waiting this week is
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews
Release date: August 28th 2018
Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

Why I'm Waiting?
I LOVE this series and I´d been waiting this book for almost two years. I need it!

What book are you waiting this week?
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April 17, 2018

My Favorite Fantasy Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top 10 Favorite Fantasy Books
(in no particular order)
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling : I love Harry Potter! is one of my all time favorites. Is a must read.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series by Laini Taylor : I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bones, loved Karou and Akiva. Love this story!! Loved the way Laini writes this novel is like a dark fairy tale. The way she describe the world of Karou with so much detail is beautiful.

Lumatere Chronicles trilogy by Melina Marchetta : I totally LOVED the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy. The first book is about Finnikin and Evanjalin and their journey through several kingdoms and trying to return to their own. The second and third book is about Froi and Quintana. I highly recommend it!

Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima : I loved this series! The main characters are Han Alister a former street lord and Raisa ana´Mariana a princess, both of them will collided at some point in the story, but I liked that we get to know them in their own environment, with their families and friends.
The Demon King My ReviewThe Exiled Queen My Review, The Gray Wolf Throne My Review & The Crimson Crown My Review

Shattered Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima : This is my second series written by Cinda William Chima that I LOVE (so far I have read two books of the series). Shattered Realms is the spin-off of the Seven Realms series and takes place 25 years after the end of the series.
Flamecaster My Review & Shadowcaster - My Review

The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas I really really loved this trilogy! It´s a perfect combination of romance, friendship, lovable characters, action, magic, suspense, mystery and unexpected twists and turns that had me glued to the book all the time. I highly recommended this trilogy. 
The Burning SkyMy Review, The Perilous Sea My Review & The Immortal HeightsMy Review

Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson I love this trilogy but The Bitter Kingdon is my favorite, loved the ending, loved the romance, loved it all. 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - My ReviewThe Crown of Embers - My Review & The Bitter Kingdom - My Review

Healer Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder Touch of Power tells the story of  Avry of Kazan a 20 years old young woman, she´s strong, smart, stubborn, strong-minded, she can take care of herself. She´s a healer that can heal by simply touching a person, the only drawback is that she absorbs and suffers the illness or injury of the person she´s healing, the gift that she has, at some time was well appreciated by everyone, but after a plague that killed two-thirds of the population of the Fifteen Realms,the healers were blamed for the plague and persecuted, so Avry for the last three years has been in hiding and trying to survive but at the beginning of the story she is about to give up.
Touch of Power My Review, Scent of Magic My Review & Taste of Darkness - My Review

Seraphina Duology by Rachel Hartman Seraphina is GREAT read, it´s a very entertaining epic fantasy novel, which is beautifully crafted with good and lovable characters, with its dose of action, suspense, mystery and romance.
Seraphina - My Review & Shadow Scale My Review

Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson So far I had read two books of the series and the were awesome, can´t wait to read the third book.

Which are your favorites fantasy books?
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