jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015

Review: If I stay by Gayle Forman


I think I'll never be able to eat cauliflower again after this book.

I liked this book from the beginning, it's different, it's real (with some fantasy on it) and definitely there's no "they lived happily ever after" in the Disney kind of way.

It's harsh in most of the chapters but there was no way this story could be told in a sweet way. Life is hard and this book goes with that philosophy.

This book is about a 17-years-old cello player named Mia who has a happy family. One day they decide to go eat together and then bum! they get hit by another car. Mia is looking the whole scene...and then she sees her body and the injuries caused to her parents. So yes, it's the spirit, soul, or whatever you want to call it that tells this story. 
She's lost so much during the wreck, she has not obvious reasons to go back to her body. Mia is the one telling this story, seeing everything without been seen and, well, during the whole book she's trying to decide if it's worth staying (hence the name...).

Even though there's so much emotion in this book, it didn't make me cry. And because there was so much emotion there, I felt overwhelmed, a little bored and desperate for it to end. 

It's a must read (if you like to have your heart broken into million pieces...)

:: Double cover reveal :: Consolation by Corinne Michaels

Consolation
Book One in the Consolation Duet



Author: Corinne Michaels

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Okay Creations

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography


 Release Date: March 18th

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Blurb

Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.He wasn’t even on my radar.He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden. But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam. One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.



Conviction

Book Two in the Consolation Duet


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Okay Creations

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date:  May 27th

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Blurb
I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone. He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.  If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then Liam would still be here.





About the Author



Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
 
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.
 
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lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

Review: Sublime by Christina Lauren





What the hell was that?

I kept asking me that question the whole weekend. While I was reading this book the question I was asking myself over and over again was "why am I reading this?".

This is one of the weirdest books I've ever read in my life.

I read it because it was written by Christina Lauren. I love those two. I don't know what I was expecting but I'm sure I wasn't expecting what I read.

Though I'm not the fan number one for the genre I have nothing against it. As I said, I kept asking myself why was I reading it. Honestly, I don't know why but I can assure you I could not put it down till I finished it...well, I did go to the bathroom and cooked and drove and went to work and classes but in my free time I couldn't put it down.

I was drawn to this book like Luce was to Colin. That little ghost is a little bit creepy but I found more creepy the fact that people were OK with ghosts living hanging around them. It's an addictive reading.

I understand why people are not liking this book, that ending was ¿silly? ¿not fair?¿duh? But seriously, I saw that one coming from the beginning, maybe I kept reading to see if I was right or wrong.


miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2015

Reading plans for Feb 9 - feb 15

Well, reading plans for this week is to not have reading plans haha

I mean, I like having plans  but I also hate it a little, seems too tight for me sometimes and that's when I need to feel free again and just pick whichever book I feel like reading.

Work came in the way last week so I couldn't read all the books I had planned =( but I'm catching up. I'm reading Beautiful redepmtion by Jamie McGuire (Thomas ♥♥♥) and I still haven't decided what I'm going to read next.

A visit to the library is a must at this moment =)

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2015

Review : For the Warmth (A Beyond Blood Short)



This is a very very small novella and what's said here happens in between a couple of chapters of book 3. This little book was a surprise for me. I didn't know it was waiting to see the world and suddenly Nora sent an email announcing the book birthday so as the book obsessed I am I went and downloaded it that very second.

If there's still someone out there that hasn't read the trilogy ummm what are you waiting for? This story is totally worth it.
If you've finished the trilogy then you'll really enjoy this little precious since Kite, Jacob and Marina haven't changed at all. I didn't know I missed them so much till I read this book.


The essence of those three is intact...that means in between those few chapters are some really nice hot sex scenes with this two dangerous hitmen involved.

lunes, 2 de febrero de 2015

Review: Meet Me in Silicon Valley: The Juliette Trilogy (Princesses of Silicon Valley #1) by Anita Claire


** Received a free copy from the author in exchange of an honest review **

I have to say I can relate to Juliette and I loved her from the moment she said the studied computer science and does programming and debugging and all that jazz...I mean, that's me! Well, not this reading blogger alter ego that I'm in here, but the other me, that's what I do for a living. Not at Silicon Valley though. I was pretty excited reading all the geeky talk =)

This book is about a girl (Juliette) with a group of friends that call themselves the princesses, and hot guys. There's a story at how they came up with the princesses thing and each of them also has a (Disney) princess name as a nickname. This is really a nice support group, they're really good friends. AND, best of all, is they are pretty smart -geekyish- people.

Juliette is a  very occupied person, she works a lot and she exercises a lot. Early in the morning she goes swimming and that's where she meets, well, sees, this hot guy that she calls "Abs guy". She's kind of naïve/shy so she really struggles to get more information about him (even his name).
But she also practices football and during a match she gets injured and that's how she meets Nate, a hot doctor. During the book Juliette tries to decide who she should keep, the hot doctor or the hot abs guy.

It's a nice story, fun and easy read. It's written in a way where you are easily drown on the story and you feel the end comes too soon.






domingo, 1 de febrero de 2015

Reading plans for Feb 2 - Feb 8

Three weeks of planned reading have passed and I'm doing really great. I've just not finished on time just one book...actually I haven't finished it yet and its in last week list. Like I said, not bad at all.

I'm excited for my picks of this week. Two of them release during the week =D and the rest of them are litlle tiny books that I've been delaying to read.

My picks are:

1. (First and foremost) Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren
Max Stella with a baby of his own. That's enough for me. I miss Bennett so much but Max as a dad is something I really want to see read.
The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters...plus one tiny new addition to the group.
In Beautiful Stranger , finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

2. Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire 
Another Maddox brother. Again, that's enough for me. This was released a few days ago but I had my week all booked, so...
If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last. 
3. Sígueme la corriente by Megan Maxwell
This one is released this week too, just like Beautiful Beloved. I love Megan's work. I read every one of her books as soon as they come out, She still hasn't dissapointed me and I hope she doesn't disappoints me in a very loooooong time. This one is in Spanish ;)
Tony Ferrasa es un guapo, adinerado y exitoso compositor de música puertorriqueño. No hay mujer que se le resista y que olvide con facilidad su mirada verde y leonina.
Ruth es una joven que con apenas veinte años tuvo que hacerse cargo de su hermana recién nacida y de un hermano delincuente. Cuando parece que por fin consigue encauzar su vida, se queda embarazada y su pareja acaba abandonándola. Para sacar adelante a su familia acepta cualquier trabajo digno que se le presente, por lo que Tony y Ruth acaban conociéndose en una fiesta en la que ella sirve como camarera. A partir de entonces, como el destino es tan caprichoso, se encuentran en diversas ocasiones, y a pesar del interés que él le demuestra, ella se mantiene fría e indiferente. Poco a poco ambos se van enganchando a una no-relación que acaba por desvelarles que lo que sienten el uno por el otro es mucho más intenso de lo que están dispuestos a admitir. Intentan alejarse, pero cuanto más empeño ponen en ello, menos lo consiguen y más fuerte se hace la atracción.
Sígueme la corriente es una divertida y sexy comedia romántica que hará que te enamores incluso del aire que respiran sus protagonistas.
4. Four: The Initiate (Divergent 0.2) by Veronica Roth
5. Four: The Son (Divergent 0.3)
6. Four: The Traitor (Divergent 0.4)
It's been almost a year since I read Allegiant. And I'm not over the fact that Tris...well, you know.
I read The Transfer and Free Four last year but I never got to read these three. So, now, before Insurgents hits the screens I'll take a look at Four. If I'm honest, I miss him so it's a good thing I'm reading this three books.