quarta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
To be published on January 31, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

A smart, sexy, and surprising story of love and death set in an eccentric Brooklyn neighborhood where history since 2001 has unfolded differently than we remember.

Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They’re the ones you shouldn’t fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed.

Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and for years, paying lip service to the curse has been the small price of living in a neighborhood full of memories of her father, one of the thousands killed five years earlier in the 2001 Times Square Bombing. Then her best friend’s boyfriend is killed, and suddenly a city paralyzed by dread of another terrorist attack is obsessed with Devonairre Street and the price of falling in love.

Set in an America where recent history has followed a different path, The Careful Undressing of Love is a love story that will leave readers breathless and unsettled.


Why I'm waiting:
  • Ever since I read Making Pretty I've been meaning to read more of Haydu's work, her writing is amazing and the story of that book still lingers with me, it's very different from what I usually find on the contemporary YA shelf and I love that, can't wait for more from her!
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Carve the Mark (Untitled Duology #1) by Veronica Roth


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Series: Untitled Duology #1
To be published on January 17, 2017 by HarperCollins

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive — or to destroy one another.


Why I'm waiting:
  • As most YA readers I read the Divergent series, despite not having enjoying the series as much as I had hoped for I did find Roth's writing very addictive which made me read that series in about 5 days so I'm excited to see what she writes next. 
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
Series: The Impostor Queen #2
To be published on January 3, 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Ansa has always been a fighter.

As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day her Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she seeks to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

With her world in chaos and each side wanting to claim her for their own, only one thing is certain: unless Ansa can control the terrible magic inside her, everything she’s fought for will be destroyed.


Why I'm waiting:
  • The Impostor Queen was one of my favorite reads of 2015 and one of the best fantasy novels that I read in my life, completely unique and with a set of characters that managed to win my heart, I can't wait to be back on this world and see what else Fine has in store for us. 
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row #3) by Ally Carter


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter
Series: Embassy Row #3
To be published on December 27, 2016 by Scholastic Press

Why I'm waiting:
  • After that cliffhanger on See How They Run, which was pure evil I've been counting the days until this book gets released
  • The books on this series are like crack to me (all of Carter's book actually), once I started I can't put it down, the mystery and the need to know where Grace's story is heading keep me turning the pages like crazy.
  • Please, I need more Russian swoon in my life, thank you. 
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!



quarta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Series: A Clash of Kingdoms #1
To be published on December 27, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.


Why I'm waiting:
  • This cover! #shallow 
  • Bounty hunter kickass female main character that is on a vengeance quest to catch her father's murder
  • The murder turns out to be a super cute boy, which could be a hate to love thing maybe, my favorite cliché. 
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Scythe by Neal Shusterman



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Scythe by Neal Shusterman
To be published on November 29, 2016 by  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.


Why I'm waiting:
  • A book about teenagers reapers, I mean !!! Sign me up for this, they also are fighting against each other so I expect complex characters with lots of gray areas when it comes for their personalities and I love a good anti-hero.
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
To be published on November 22, 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.


Why I'm waiting:
  • Female centered YA fantasy with a f/f romance between the two main characters, I don't need anything more than this to push this one to the top of my TBR.
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
To be published on November 15, 2016 by Little, Brown and Company

In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.


Why I'm waiting:
  • NEW STEPHENIE MEYER BOOK !!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS FINALLY HAPPENING, I would have preferred the host #2 because those humans are still under a cave and the aliens are killing them all and that is not okay but still, better something than nothing.
  • It's also adult and not YA as her previous books and it isn't fantasy/with some sort of supernatural creature, so I'm excited to see how this one will differ from her other works.
Are you waiting for this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Heartless by Marissa Meyer


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Heartless by Marissa Meyer
To be published on November 8, 2016 by Feiwel and Friends

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.


Why I'm waiting:
  • New Marissa Meyer!!!!! I can't wait for this.
  • I entered the Lunar Chronicles band wagon last year supper behind everyone else, I felt like everyone and their mommas had already read that series and we had a rocky start with Cinder, but after Scarlet things got better and boy, did I enjoyed the ride. I love Meyer's writing and characters of that series so I can't wait to fall for her newest story.
Are you waiting for this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
To be published on November 1, 2016 by Delacorte Press

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?


Why I'm waiting:
  • I've been wanting to read Nicola Yoon's debut novel Everything, everything since it's release but I got spoiled about the ending and I'm not sure how I would react to it reading the novel so I've been pushing it, but now I have a new chance to read a story by her, I just hope I get to it before spoilers come my way. 
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Journey's End by Rachel Hawkins


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 



Journey's End by Rachel Hawkins 
To be published on October 25, 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The town of Journey's End may not literally be at the end of the world, but it sure feels like it to Nolie Stanhope. Spending the summer with her scientist father in the tiny Scottish village isn't exactly Nolie's idea of a good time, but she soon finds a friend: native Journey's Ender Bel McKissick.

While Nolie's father came to Journey's End to study the Boundary--a mysterious fog bank offshore--Bel's family can’t afford to consider it a threat. The McKissick’s livelihood depends on the tourists drawn by legends of a curse. Still, whether you believe in magic or science, going into the Boundary means you'll never come back.

…Unless you do. Albert Etheridge, a boy who disappeared into the Boundary in 1914, suddenly returns--without having aged a day and with no memory of the past hundred years. Then the Boundary starts creeping closer to the town, threatening to consume everyone within.

While Nolie's father wants to have the village evacuated, Bel's parents lead the charge to stay in Journey's End. Meanwhile, Albert and the girls look for ways to stop the encroaching boundary, coming across an ancient Scottish spell that requires magic, a quest, and a sacrifice.


Why I'm waiting:
  • Ever since reading, and loving, Rebel Belle I've been wanting to read more Rachel Hawkins, I've start Hex Hall but I don't cont that because I barely remember anything (it was audiobook, while traveling, very distracted) so now is a perfect chance to remedy that. 
  • I want to branch out my reading to outside of YA and when I used to read middle grade my favorites were always fantasy, so I can't wait!
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #2
To be published on October 18, 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.


Why I'm waiting:
  • I !!! CAN'T !!! BELIEVE !!! IS FINALLY !!! ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY !!!! I've been dying to read this book since I finished Illuminae, last August, it's been a torture (maybe even more than the torture of actually reading the book), I can't wait to finally dive right into this one, bring it one Kaufman & Kristoff I'm ready for all the pain no I'm not
Are you waiting this book too? Are you a masochist as myself? Have you read it yet? WHY DIDN'T YOU SHARE YOUR COPY WITH ME??? Let me know!

quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
To be published on October 11, 2016 by Mulholland Books

Bashir “Bish” Ortley is a London desk cop. Almost over it. Still not dealing with the death of his son years ago, as well as the break-up of his marriage.

Across the channel, a summer bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is subject to a deadly bomb attack, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board.

The suspect is 17 year old Violette LeBrac whose grandfather was responsible for a bombing that claimed the lives of dozens of people fourteen years ago; and whose mother, Noor, has been serving a life sentence for the part she was supposed to have played in the attack.

As Bish is dragged into the search for the missing Violette, he finds himself reluctantly working with Noor LeBrac and her younger brother, Jimmy Sarraf.

And the more he delves into the lives of the family he helped put away, the more Bish realizes that they may have got it wrong all those years ago, and that truth wears many colours. Especially when it comes to the teenagers on board the recent bus bombing. Including his daughter.

Tell the truth. Shame the devil. Bish can’t get Violette LeBrac’s words out of his head. But what he may get is some sort of peace with his own past as the worlds of those involved in two bombings, years apart, collide into the journey of his life.


Why I'm waiting:
  • New Melina Marchetta book!!!
  • It's a mystery, sort of detective, despite being adult (which I don't normally read) I'm definitely reading it ASAP.
Are you waiting for this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2016

Get to Know Me Uncomfortably Well - Final Part

81. CAN YOU ROLL YOUR Rs?

Yep and in english a bit too much because of my native language, it's really annoying.

82. HOW FAST CAN YOU TYPE?

Average I think, I never counted it I guess? But in my cell phone I'm pretty slow in comparison to my friends.

83. HOW FAST CAN YOU RUN?

Not fast at all, I can't even walk fast, I'm short and fat so it's pretty hard to keep up with anyone when walking in groups and it's pretty impossible to me to run after a bus for example, really annoying thing too. I guess I could change this by becoming more active and loosing weight but nah, it's easier to just sit down and watch tv (and also study, so much study I need to do).

84. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR HAIR?

It's brown, but has some natural highlights that are blond and in the sun it may appear to be red, so I guess it's a bit auburn depending on the light, but mostly brown and the rest is wishful thinking.

85. WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR EYES?

Hmm... In my country we call this sort of colour honey, and it's kind of the colour of honey and if I stay too much in the pool it looks a bit orange. Yep, weird.

86. WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?

Almost every insect, it's really annoying too since it means I'm always with allergies in the summer and a bit from pets hair and dust, I also have rinite so I'm basically always with some allergy.

87. DO YOU KEEP A JOURNAL?

Nope, I did when I was like 10 but then found out my mom was reading it and never got one, ever again, I was pretty horrified with this situation I mean, imagine someone reading your super secretive pre-teen thoughts.

88. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS DO?

My dad works for the electric energy state company and my mom doesn't work.

89. DO YOU LIKE YOUR AGE?

Sure, I don't have anything against my age, just wish I was doing something different with this age.

90. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?

A lot of stuff, today a nightmare made me angry, I was fighting with my mom in it, it was pretty upsetting, I woke up crying because of how angry I was and them needed to remind myself it was just a dream.

91. DO YOU LIKE YOUR OWN NAME?

Yes, I quite like it.

92. HAVE YOU ALREADY THOUGHT OF BABY NAMES,  AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

I usually find pretty names from books, which are usually written in english so the names are unpronounceable (at least in a correct form) in my country, so no, no baby names.

93. DO YOU WANT A BOY OR A GIRL FOR A CHILD?

I don't really think this is a choice kind of thing and it's obvs it doesn't matter.

94. WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?

What an entire season of a tv show in one day, not mattering what I need to do that day and/or the length of the season, read an entire book in a day, again not mattering the responsibilities and length, eat everything that has cheese or chocolate in it, sleep for 12 hours straight.

95. WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES?

Fear. Of failure, of getting out of the house, of the unknown, of social situations, of romantic involvements, of emotional repercussions, of making decisions, of regret.

96. HOW DID YOU GET YOUR NAME?

My parents had three names selected (Bruna Fernanda, Thais Celina e Deyse Mara) and when I was born and they saw me, they decided on my name (Deyse Mara).

97. WERE YOUR ANCESTORS ROYALTY?

Nope, the only royalty of my country still caries it in its names and titles. But there was some slaves.

98. Repeat.

99. COLOUR OF YOUR BEDSPREAD?

Right now is violet, and it usually is violet actually, I like to alternate between a Tinkerbell blanket and a violet wool blanket (which is the one I'm using right now, and it's so fluffy, ily).

100. COLOUR OF YOUR ROOM?

In my mom's is pink, thanks to my 10 years old self and in my dad's is blue, thanks to the person who used to live there.

Well, that's it for me guys, fell free to answer these questions too and link to me in the comments!



quarta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 



This adventure ends by Emma Mills
To be published on October 4, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.


Why I'm waiting:
  • I absolutely loved First & Then, the debut of Mills, it was fluffy heaven and so fun to read, I can't wait to read more things from her!
  • This cover is so so so beautiful, def one of my favorites of 2016 (yep, I'm shallow af)
Are you waiting this book? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

terça-feira, 27 de setembro de 2016

Get to Know Me Uncomfortably Well - Part 2

41. ARE YOU A GOOD LIAR?

I would like to think that I'm but it really depends, sometimes I can lie without thinking but other times I give myself away right from the bat.

42. ARE YOU A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER?

I think so, I like to think of myself as an observer and that with this I can make good judgment of other people personalities.

43. CAN YOU DO ANY ACCENTS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN?

First of all I don't have an accent *coughcough* but no, I can't do any accents, even thought Portuguese has a shit ton of accents to try.

44. DO YOU HAVE A STRONG ACCENT?

Well, as I said above, I don't really think I have one, but to people of other parts of Brazil they usually can instantly say from where I'm so, I guess I do.

45. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACCENT?

Bennedict Cumberbatch.

46. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?

Quiet, terrible with people and socializing, often comes out as cold and/or bitch-y but is actually clueless, extrovert when drunk and with the right people, intense procrastinator (like, should be studying right now and not answering these stupid questions).

47. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EXPENSIVE PIECE OF CLOTHING?

Do glasses count as clothing? Nah? Okay, I don't really spend much on clothes, like at all, my most expensive thing is my wool coat.

48. CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE?

Yep.

49. ARE YOU AN INNIE OR AN OUTIE?

I actually got scared of this question because I had to google what it was and the first definition of Urban Dictionary is about vaginas. But yeah, innie.

50. LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED?

Right handed, I'm a walking cliche.

51. ARE YOU SCARED OF SPIDERS?

I don't particularly like then, since I'm allergic to most of the things that can bite me but not like super scared either.

52. FAVOURITE FOOD?

HOW, HOW CAN I CHOOSE??? Probably french fries, milkshake and milka chocolate (omg, this is the best chocolate ever, I need one rn).

53. FAVOURITE FOREIGN FOOD?

I'm pretty bad in trying new foods, but probably yakisoba, spring rolls and guacamole (not together).

54. ARE YOU A CLEAN OR MESSY PERSON?

Messy, all the way, my dad's apartment is like a bachelors apartment, only worse because most of the guys I know are much better at organizing and cleaning than I'm.

55. MOST USED PHRASE?

Idk, I don't really use trade mark phrases in my daily life, probably anything by Ines Brasil.

56. MOST USED WORD?

Miga (translation would be something around gurl).

57. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO GET READY?

Around 40 minutes every morning, with eating and everything else.

58. DO YOU HAVE MUCH OF AN EGO?

Nah, I pretty much don't even know what ego means.

59. DO YOU SUCK OR BITE LOLLIPOPS?

This is so dirt. Anyway, who bites lollipops??? Is like, you end with the fun so much sooner, why?? So, yeah, suck.

60. DO YOU TALK TO YOURSELF?

I'm always talking to myself in my mind and having passionate discussions and sometimes I end up letting some escape, but I don't do this nearly as much as my mom, who is literally always talking.

61. DO YOU SIGN TO YOURSELF?

I'm extremely self conscious and in my mom's house you can hear everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, there is very little privacy so I rarely sign out loud, not even in the shower to not be listened but I'm trying to work a bit on this and in my dad's I expend the entire afternoon alone, so maybe I'll improve on this.

62. ARE YOU A GOOD SINGER?

God, no, I'm terrible.

63. BIGGEST FEAR?

Fail and not finding a meaning to my life.

64. ARE YOU A GOSSIP?

I don't think so, at least I try not to be.

65. BEST DRAMATIC MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN?

Hmm, it's on my favorite movies, I think Little Miss Sunshine is drama? Idk, but pretty good and for me it's.

66. DO YOU LIKE SHORT OR LONG HAIR?

Idk, for me I think long but I don't really have a definitive preference.

67. CAN YOU NAME ALL 50 STATES OF AMERICA?

Nope, I can name all states of my country but yeah, of america let me see how many I can name... 26 at the top of my head and now I'm lost to geography games...

68. FAVOURITE SCHOOL SUBJECT?

Biology, history, human geography, parts of chemistry, literature.

69. EXTROVERT OR INTROVERT?

Introvert.

70. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SCUBA-DIVING?

Kinda, I went but at the time I got scared and only went like 1 m bellow water so yeah, lame :/

71. WHAT MAKES YOU NERVOUS?

The fear of failing and setting myself to failure by wanting too much/things that are not for me.

72. ARE YOU SCARED OF THE DARK?

Not really, I mean street dark yes, but not my house in the dark during the night.

73. DO YOU CORRECT PEOPLE WHEN THEY MAKE MISTAKES?

I try not to, since I make a shit ton of mistakes too - in pronunciation and school mistakes.

74. ARE YOU TICKLISH?

Sorta, not too much like people can't touch me but a bit.

75. HAVE YOU EVER STARTED A RUMOR?

Oh, yes, definitely I was such a bitch in elementary school/junior high, I seriously needed to have know feminism sooner.

76. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY?

Well, in one debate a teacher put me as the referee so I would judge the arguments of the colleges, that was pretty cool and I basically destroyed their thesis. Okay, so I was still a bitch in high school.

77. HAVE YOU EVER DRANK UNDERAGE?

Oh, yes, I dare say most of the times I drank was when I was underage, I was much more into parties when I was like 16/17 than when I actually could legally enter those places and drink.

78. HAVE YOU EVER DONE DRUGS?

Nothing illegal.

79. WHO WAS YOUR FIRST REAL CRUSH?

Oh, well, it was over a boy that I only knew from the internet, when I was like 14, pretty much crushed my soul and everything until I rebounded with a girl that I also met over the internet, and got my soul crushed all over again.

80. HOW MANY PIERCINGS DO YOU HAVE?

Only my earrings.

sexta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2016

PopCorn Corner: Bones - Season 3

Bones - Season 3 (2007 - 2008)
Created by Hart Hanson
Episodes: 15
Runtime: 43 min.
Rating: US TV-14
Genre: Crime Drama


Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.
Wow, guys, just wow, we can officially say that I'm hooked, the third season was the best so far like be leagues of the other two and I watched it in like three days (okay, it has less episodes than the other two, but still), I reached the state of "Only one more episode..." until Netflix would warm me to take a bathroom break.

The main reason for this is my investment in these characters, especially Temperance. She is my favorite character of the series and in this season this just got consolidated, with the prison of her father made by Booth she needs to deal with her feelings towards it, to her deal with her relationship with her father which is pretty strained to say the least, she also has to choose to will follow her heart and feelings instead of brain in a few situations and it was good to see this character growth arc on her.

I finally started to see the ship happening, we have quite a few cute scenes between them, like in the Halloween episodes (thought I still which it was a Clark Kent costume, just saying) and the episode with the baby, that he said "our baby" it was just afjvidjfav. I like that it's a slow burn and they definitely aren't rushing into things, but we can see the chemistry and their feelings building, it's gonna be pretty epic when they finally admit their feelings to each other.

A plot that really is dragging for me is the one between Hodges and Angela, they start with their search for Angela's husband but them things kind of... stop, and we never touch in the subject again, it was odd and right now I'm kind of wondering why the hell they are taking so long to resolve this plot, just let them get married already ugh.

Zack comes back from Iraq on the first episode but he is pretty fucked up, he's even more closed of and focused on the logic of things, instead of his feelings and dealing with whatever happened there - overall I really didn't liked his arc on this season, the actor got out of the show in the end of this season and they seemed to only realized this right at the last episode and had to create a half asset excuse so that his character would have an ending and it was bad, they tried to do some logical reasoning but didn't worked, I'm pretty disappointed.

We also have Sweets, a FBI psychologist that at first attends Booth and Temperance, I actually think he got introduced to him at the second season but whatever, he them get sort of into the team by doing criminal profiles, he is different a bit from the genius from the lab, I mean he's a genius with a ton of degrees with like 20 years but he's more human and quite funny.

As always I talk more about the characters and their relationships and the cases are just a back drop in my thoughts, well they are more interesting this season and kept me engaged definitely, we had two cases from the previous season - Temperance's father prison and consequential judgement which was quite emotional for me, it was definitely a difficult episode because I didn't knew which way I wanted things to go, but I was really happy with the results, there were a few tears; and Gormogon which was pretty disappointing, we had all this build up and the resolution ended up being super anti climatic - but yeah, what makes this show for me it's these characters.

Verdict: 7.93 out 10 stars

quarta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
Series: Untitled #1
To be published on September 27, 2016 by Balzer + Bray

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . .


Why I'm waiting:
  • Romeo and Juliet + Necromancers = sign me in!
  • New book by Rosamund Hodge!!! 
  • Hodge completely won me over with Cruel Beauty characters and romance, so I expect a Romeo and Juliet retelling to deliver the same incredible romance and give me all the feels, while the incredible fantastic world she created this time will turn the stakes much higher. 
Are you waiting this book? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2016

Get to Know Me Uncomfortably Well - Part 1

Hey guys, this is something that I took from the Paperiot and is basically a bunch of non book related questions, all over the place, so sit down and get to know me a bit more.

1. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME?

Well, I have 4 names so I don't actually have a middle name, two are last names and two are part of a composed name, but for the sake of this question it's Mara.

2. HOW OLD ARE YOU?

22 years old, going 23 in December, so I won't be able to sing TSwift anymore :(

3. WHAT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

December 15. Very close to Christmas which is very bad for presents since it usually results in only one gift.

4. WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

Sagittarius, I'm apparently adventurous and stuff but I don't see that, not even on The Sims I go for adventurous things, mostly of the time I just focus on getting on the top of my career (usually medical career, even thought I try to get at the top of all of them).

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOUR?

Probably purple, at least it was for a time, I had my entire wardrobe in purple, yep it was as horrendous as it sounds - purple coats, t-shirts, snickers, wool sweaters... Right now, idk, probably a mix with dark green, black and blue.

6. WHAT IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER?

I don't know if it's lucky, but the number 13 had a lot of meaning already in my life.

7. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

Yes, I'm used to always have pets, since I was three and we moved to a house, but right now we only have two - a dog, Lady and a cat, Nego (as in Negro without the R). They are the cutest things in my life, but right now they are living with my mom so I can only see them on weekends </3 it's really sad, my dog cries every time.








8. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Brazil. from the capital of the further south state of the country, which it's a bit weird because all of the cliches from my country don't really apply here since Brazil is so big and has so many different cultures within itself. From example, it's much closer to Buenos Aires than Rio de Janeiro.

9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?

For the entire world, expect the USA, I'm 1m54cm, according to Google this is around 5'1'' (yep, I'm a smurf).

10. WHAT SHOE SIZE ARE YOU?

Well, this is hard because in almost any country we have a different size, I'm 35 on Brazil but according to this website I'm 37 on Europe, 6.5 in USA and 5 in Australia.

11. HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES DO YOU OWN?

A lot. I'm not going to count, but I basically use like three pairs, a tennis, a flip flop and/or fluffy slippers (depending on the season) and usually I have a favorite ballet flat until it rips apart and I need to find a new one.

12. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST DREAM ABOUT?

I don't really recall my dreams that well, but I have a vague memory about being about a geography class (yep, I know, I'm lame, even in my dream I dream about classes), in my defense I really like this teacher.

13. WHAT TALENTS DO YOU HAVE?

Snorts. I don't really have any, but I do manage to watch entire seasons of tv shows in like a day, this is a talent right? I'm that person that know all the different alerts Netflix sends you and even the random order they tend to appear.

14. ARE YOU PSYCHIC IN ANY WAY?

Nope, and I don't believe in these sorta of things, they only really work for me in books.

15. FAVOURITE SONG?

This is mean and useless since it's always changing, right now I'm obsessed with Ariana Grande new album and my favorite song is Thinking About You and I'm always listening to You Can't Stop the Beat from the Hairspray movie, I just love this song, it's so upbeat and always put me in a good mood.

16. FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Phew. Okay, this one is basically impossible. I don't really watch that many movies but usually the ones that I watch, I watch like 100 times so they all become favourites. But yeah, some of my obsessions were Star Trek (the new ones), the whole Marvel universe, with a gigantic emphasis on Iron Man (especially the first two), I love musicals, but Mamma Mia has a especial place for me, Little Miss Sunshine (I cry so much at this movie, it's embarrassing, I can't see it with other people), Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (ditto, since we're on Kate Winslet there is also Titanic and Finding Neverland), Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, basically everything from Disney and Pixar from the 90's up until now, and probably a lot more of rom coms that I'm forgetting.

17. WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER?

Romantically? I don't have the slightest clue, but probably someone that I loved and had the same values than me would probably be a good start.

18. DO YOU WANT CHILDREN?

I probably would only have children if I had a partner, that I was sure would raise them together sharing the responsibility otherwise I couldn't imagine myself wanting to have children, all by myself.


19. DO YOU WANT A CHURCH WEDDING?

No, I wouldn't oppose to it if the person I was with really wanted one but it isn't part of my dream or anything.

20. ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?

No, I was raised christian but it's been years since I went to church for service and anyone on my immediate family (mom and dad). I would probably classify myself as agnostic, since I do believe there is something out there that is bigger than us, but I don't really see reason in the religious dogmas that were presented to me so far, I don't really think that if God exist (or any other spiritual, all powerful form exist) really cares about our daily lives and choices.

21. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL?

Yes, a lot. To emergencies because of respiratory problems, I had a surgery when I was 6 to remove my amygdala, I also stayed in the psychiatric ward of a hospital for one week and them latter for a two years had consultations on the ambulatory, so I went there every week.

22. HAVE YOU EVER GOT INTO TROUBLE WITH THE LAW?

No, there was some warnings from underage drinking and theft but never an actual problem.

23. HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY CELEBRITIES?

One day, there was a local band giving autographs on the mall near by and I went, so there is that.

24. BATHS OR SHOWERS?

Showers, I think baths can be quite unhygienic.

25. WHAT COLOUR SOCKS ARE YOU WEARING?

White, like 99% of my socks.

26. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FAMOUS?

LOL

27. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CELEBRITY?

Well, that depends on why I was a celebrity, but I wouldn't mind having being born a Kardashian, not even a little bit.

28. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?

Mostly pop, but I'm flexible, I like some indie too, and a few rock bands, sometimes even country and folk.

29. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SKINNY DIPPING?

Does this count if I was an infant when it happened? No? Oh well, then no.

30. HOW MANY PILLOWS DO YOU SLEEP WITH?

Two, always two, more or less doesn't work.

31. WHAT POSITION DO YOU USUALLY SLEEP IN?

Usually in my right side.

32. HOW BIG IS YOUR HOUSE?

For the American standard is supper small, but is normal size for my country - my mom is a two bedroom house with a big patio and my dad's a two bedroom apartment.

33. WHAT DO YOU TYPICALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST?

I still need to find a good breakfast food that doesn't leave with nausea, but so far the best I found is bread and fruits.

34. HAVE YOU EVER FIRED A GUN?

No, but I want to.

35. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ARCHERY?

Nope :( I would feel so much into a fantasy novel if I ever tried archery.

36. FAVOURITE CLEAN WORD?

Oh, I have this answer thanks to The Revenge Playbook, I discovered this german word there, it's Backpfeifengesicht which means a face that should be slapped.

37. FAVOURITE SWEAR WORD?

This is actually a expression, but I love bloody hell, it just says so much, when someone says bloody hell you know shit is real.

38. WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE EVER GONE WITHOUT SLEEP?

It's been a while since I puled my 24+ hours wake but in 2013, I had classes at morning and one afternoon per week until 6 PM and I usually slept in the afternoons on the other days and spend the whole night awake, so when I had this class I usually would go about 30 hours awake or something like that.

39. DO YOU HAVE ANY SCARS?

Yes, one very small in my right knee, from stitches I got a few years back.

40. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SECRET ADMIRER?

Well, this is turning out to be a really sad tale about my lack of love life but no.

quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Three Dark Crowns (Untitled #1) by Kendare Blake


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Series: Untitled #1
To be published on September 20, 2016 by HarperTeen

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.


Why I'm waiting:
  • I still haven't read anything by this author, but I'm super excited to change that with this one, the early reviews have been mostly positive 
  • I heard that this fantasy world is pretty female centered so yay, for more fantasy ladies kicking ass and ruling them all. 
  • New YA fantasy series, I'm always down for that.
Are you waiting on this one? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

sexta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2016

PopCorn Corner: Bones - Season 2

Bones - Season 2 (2006 - 2007)
Created by Hart Hanson
Episodes: 21
Runtime: 43 min.
Rating: US TV-14
Genre: Crime Drama


Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.
The second season of Bones was better than the first for me and it was the one that started to get me addicted to watching this show, I started to get excited to see new episodes and when I was thinking what to watch next/what I wanted to watch in my free time it was this show that would pick up my interest more often than not.

A good part of this is because of my growing affection with its characters. My favorite is Temperance, she wins my heart with her personality, this season we start to have a growth on her because of discoveries from her family and her connection with her brother, also she gets a little romance around the middle of the season, and while it lasted very little it was good for us to see her involved romantically with someone, it showed that she does manage to get attached to other people and not just her long years colleges.

Booth was a bit better this season, mostly because I noticed people calling him on his shit more times, and his scenes with his son were always a "awn" factor. What I didn't liked was the little romance he has this season, you see we have a new chief for the Jeffersonian lab, Cam, she starts out coming pretty strong but it turns out is more of a facade to establish herself as the boss anyway so she and Booth had a previous involvement, and when they start working together again things heat up and they get back together, that was fine and I was excited to see what they would do with this relationship but that is the thing, they did... Nothing out of it, they have very little scenes together, as a romantic couple, and when we see then getting more closer in the lab and searching for each other little touches and talks things kind of ended and I was left puzzled. I guess the producers just wanted to both, Booth and Temperance to have romantic involvements before getting together maybe.

What I did shipped was Hodgins and Angela, I still don't totally understand Angela because she is the kind of artistic free spirited that I just don't get but I do like Hodgins and the flirtatious banter on their talks had me laughing and cheering for them. Zack being utterly clueless of what was happening right in front of him was funny as well, I kind of wish he would get a romantic interest too, you know, another super genius that would make him totally in love with her brain and intelligence (not that he would know at first that he was falling in love, but that would just turn things more interesting).

In term of the cases, we have a two, I think, sort of open cases yet that will continue to the third season which I like because it gives more complexity to these cases and story lines, it also creates a more emotional involvement making it more appealing to continue to watching the series to know what is going to happen.

Verdict: 6.88 out 10 stars

quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2016

Opal - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #3
Published on December 11, 2012 by Entangled Teen


After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

Opal is definitely my favorite of this series so far, I started it just a few days after finished Onyx, because despite its predecessor having annoyed me and took me so long to finish with that end I was obviously obligated to start this one as soon as humanly possible, Armentrout has a thing for cliffhangers.

A lot of the enjoyment of this one revolves around if you ship the ship or not, but this is a paranormal romance so I'm guessing you ship Katy and Daemon if you got this far into it. They are (finally) in a relationship and it was just so freaking good, I was worried that with the new couple status their banter would die down but it didn't, they continue to be the same awesome Katy and Daemon and having their completely independent personalities. This does result in a lot of disagreements between them but Armentrout just handled it perfectly, they both respect each others choices, even if they wish it wasn't their choices, and try to understand each other reasoning. There also a lot more of make out sessions between them, so if you're into their chemistry there is plenty of that too.

On the contrary of the first two we actually have a very clear plot right from the start, the group has a goal and starts to plan how to achieve it. There was a few things that required a bit of suspension of disbelief on my part around how some things of this alien world worked, as always, and things that weren't as clear for me, but it involves spoilery things so I can't really get into it, if you already got this far in this series you will probably won't be too bothered, at least not when reading it - basically, just don't think to much about it.

We also have Dawson and well, he is pretty fucked up and weird at first but things start to get better for him, this was actually just another point for me to gush about how perfect Katy and Daemon are for each other, because they unite forces to make him more comfortable after what he went through. For some reason (okay, for plot reasons) we still have the annoying presence of Blake, he is even more creepy than in Onyx, basically because everyone already knows he is a creeper so no reason to try and hide it now, I honestly expect him to met a very painful and slow death on Origin, specially after that ending - oh, yeah, we have yet another cliffhanger at the end of this one.

Lux is finally shaping up to be one of my favorite paranormal series, I mean I did get this far already so that is something good to say about Armentrout's addictive writing skills. Opal was a great addition to this series, with a sweet romance, hot aliens with super powers ready to kick some ass and some pretty evil and creepy enemies, this is a win for paranormal romance fans and I'm totally read for Origin, bring it on. 

quarta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is: 


Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Published on September 6, 2016 by HarperCollins

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy-that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty. But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth-that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.


Why I'm waiting:
  • Queer fiction with a lesbian as the main character, that doesn't fit the mold expected to girls to be girly
  • f/f romance that stays solid and in a healthy relationship through all the book 
Are you waiting for this book? Have you read it yet? Let me know!

terça-feira, 6 de setembro de 2016

Top Ten Favorite TV Shows From 2015/2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
To honor the new Fall Season I'm gonna be talking about my favorite tv shows of 2015/2016 (some from fall, some from winter, some that I started watching last year), thank you Banco de Séries for making this easier on me, let's get into one of my favorite topics:


1. Suits | Season 1-5, overall rating: 8.14 out of 10: I binge watched Suits in July 2015 and it was pure golden, I fell head over heels for this series right from the first episode, even thought the bigger plot that stated it is pretty far fetched I was able to ignore it and enjoy this one immensely. 

2. The 100 | Season 3, overall rating: 8.25 out of 10: this series has been a favorite ever since the first season aired, this season started a bit off and slow for me but it picked up and oh my god, I had lots of feelings, as always, cried in a lot of episodes and PLEASE STOP HURTING RAVEN REYES, SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS SHIT! Also, can I please have Bellarke on the 4th season, pretty please.

3. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Season 3, overall rating: 7.92 out of 10: another favorite of mine since the start, this season had a few low points for me and I wasn't always on board with this whole inhuman thing but it still managed to hit me on the feels and MY SHIP HAS FINALLY SAILED, and I honest to God thought there was gonna be a regeneration for Ward, still hurt it didn't happened, in my head it did, it totally did and him and Skye (YES, SHE IS SKYE, NOT DAISY SHUT UP) are on The Bus making out and being cute together. 

4. Grey's Anatomy | Season 12, overall rating: 7.83 out of 10: okay, so Grey's isn't that great anymore but it's still a solid series for me, I enjoy watching every week when it's airing and keeping up with the drama of the doctors of Grey-Sloan Memorial.

5. Doctor Who (2005) | Season 9, overall rating: 7.83 out of 10: this season was better than the last but I'm still sad about Clara leaving, she is by far my favorite companion and I don't know how I'm gonna deal with a new one, I expect to be someone totally different because I couldn't deal with a similar character that would only remember me how much I miss her.


6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Season 3, overall rating: 7.59 out of 10: this series started out just okay for me but it become better and better and now is my favorite (and best) sit-com airing, it is seriously so amazing, everyone should watch it, it's funny and feminist and diverse and has the best group of characters that work together in an amazing way, but be prepared because that cliffhanger was mean, so so mean. 

7. The Shannara Chronicles | Season 1, overall rating: 7.25 out of 10: this is the series that I've been wanting and didn't know, I always loved to read fantasy books but I don't think I ever watched a fantasy series (or at least one that I enjoyed much). I was so impressed with the visual effects of it, since it's a MTV series and the Teen Wolf visuals aren't anywhere near this one, the main trio is great, I'm not a fan of the love triangle of sorts it has going and do not ship the ship, my ship as of right now is Eretria & Amberle (THIS IS TOTALLY CANNON SHUT UP).

8. Castle | Season 1 - 8, overall rating: 7.91 out of 10: this series consumed half of may and all of june and it was so worth it, Castle & Beckett have the best hate to love relationship and their chemistry is always on point, as friends, partners or couple, the side characters are also amazing and I laughed loud a lot of times watching it. I'm glad it ended in the 8 season, because despite being good from start to finish the last season was weak and it felt like it didn't had anything new to tell.

9. New Girl | Season 5, overall rating: 7.22 out of 10: me and new girl had its ups and downs but I'm glad this season was a up, definitely one of my favorites of the show so far, I'm so glad that we finally have Schmidt & Cece <3, Winston had its HEA too finally and my hopes for the next season is that the whole Nick & Jess drama doesn't drag too much. 

10. Superstore | Season 1, overall rating: 7.09 out of 10: as you may have noticed I enjoy sit-cons a lot and am always looking for something new (and good) to watch, so when I heard of a new series with America Ferrera and Ben Feldman I had to try it out, so glad I did because is amazing, funny, with a great set of characters and I ship the ship super hard (even thought at times I think I shouldn't ship it, but them they do something cute and I'm back at shipping it hard core). 

That's it for me, let me know if you also watch some of the series above and what you think about it!