If You Like How To Get Away With Murder, You May Like; BookRec.

I’ve been obsessing over How To Get Away With Murder a lot lately, and it’s the reason i haven’t been reading the last two weeks.

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If you are anything like me, this very moment you are suffering from some serious withdrawal from it after discovering who killed *spoilers*. (I’m writing this before it airs, so don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers here because i have no freaking idea what happened).

Are you questioning yourself what should you do now that the season is over?! Well, that’s why i’m here today.

These are 5 books that you may enjoy if you like How To Get Away With Murder!

Black Chalk Black Chalk by Christopher J.Yates

Synopsis: It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and the dares more personal and more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round. Who knows better than your best friends what would break you?

 

The Secret History The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Synopsis: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.

 

 

Dare Me Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Synopsis: Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they’re seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls — until the young new coach arrives.

Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach’s golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as “top girl” — both with the team and with Addy herself.

Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death — and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain.

The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as “total authority and an almost desperate intensity,” provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.

Liars, Inc. Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Synopsis: Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

Her Every Fear Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Synopsis: Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

I hope you enjoy these great readings!

firma

 

Poe Dameron Vol. 1 – Black Squadron by Charles Soule and Phil Noto | Overview

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Vol. 1: Black SquadronPoe Dameron Vol. 1 (Issues 1-6) – Black Squadron by Charles Soule and Phil Noto

Genre: Science Fiction, Star Wars, Before The Force Awakens.
Pages: 144
Publisher: Marvel
Rating: 3.25 stars

Synopsis: AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays’ greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order.

Review:

I think Poe Dameron was one of the best new characters in the force awakens, and apparently, i wasn’t the only one because we are now looking at a comic all about him and his journey looking for Lor San Tekka.

This comic comes along with a lot of new canon for the Star Wars franchise, if you really get to read it all, and have time to do anything other than it, please tell me how you do it. There’s a lot of stuff going around.

Since Poe is one of my favorite characters from the new movie (go Rey!) i was really happy to get to read this comic about him. Now, to be completely honest it didn’t quite match my expectations.

I did like the illustrations, they are sort of raw and the characters look a lot like their 3d human counterparts. It is a nice visual experience, at least i enjoyed it.

My main problem with it is the story. I’m not sure if the ideas aren’t well executed because they don’t know how to really do it, or if they just aren’t even trying. But, after reading 7 issues of the comic i stopped reading, because i wasn’t even sure why i did keep buying these issues.

Even though, if you wanna give it a try, maybe it’s better to get the first issue and not the whole book.

I don’t know, i’m a bit disappointed with it, but i may give it a second opportunity.

Would i recommend this comic? Well, if you are looking to read more about Poe Dameron or the canon itself, you should give this a try otherwise… i don’t even know what to tell you.

firma

T5W: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

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 As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 1.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

My first go-to book when i’m on a slump is this one. Since it is one of the books that got me into reading it always (or almost always) reminds me why i like reading at all.

The Gospel According to Larry

2.) The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian.

(I feel like i’m the only person that read this book).

This book means the world to me, because it changed my life so much. So when feeling lost about what to read or what am i looking for at all i reread at least some parts of this book.

Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1)

3.) Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster.

Thi is the book i read the most times in my life, and even now, when i feel like i need something familiar, nice, sweet and easy i go to this book. It is by far my favorite classic and it always brings a smile to my face.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

4.) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

Easy to read. You don’t need to really think much about the plot, so it’s a really good way to go back to reading, at least for me.

Brain Drain

5.) Brain Drain by Janice Marriot.

A really funny book that i got to read many times when i wasn’t sure what to read next but felt like reading something not too heavy or dramatic. This is a children’s book as you may see, and it really helps me to get through difficult slumps.

(These books helped me in the past but none of them helped in the GREAT SLUMP of 2016).

 

How about you? Which books help you get out of a reading slump?

firma

Random Post Sunday: First rule of the blogging club?

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Hi people, how are you doing this Sunday?

Yep, i don’t really know how to start a conversation, so let’s just get to the point of the post and that.

I’ve been thinking a lot. I mostly follow books related blogs, and

I mostly follow books related blogs, and i see people comment sometimes about other than books, but not much and i wonder… do people have other blogs to talk about other random stuff or do they just shut up about things that bother them?

I find it weird. The fact that you write mostly about a topic means you cannot talk about other stuff even if it is your own blog? Like, this space is all yours, why wouldn’t you talk about whatever you want right?

In case you are actually reading any of this, and you are wondering if i have stuff to talk/write about and i don’t because my blog is about books. Well, there are some things i just really keep to myself because i don’t think people would care about.

But even if they don’t care, does it mean i don’t deserve a space to tell all those things? What do you think? And, do you write about just one topic on your blog or do you share other experiences with your followers?

firma

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Review

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Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Cress by Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Retelling
Pages: 550
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her NetScreen as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

(Source: goodreads.com)

My review:

After the events on Scarlet we finally get to meet, little adorable Cress. I really enjoyed the way the story is taken. Now that the squad split up there;s more perspectives and storylines, which makes it a more active and dynamic book.

To be honest, at first i was worried that so many storylines going on could make side stories dull and boring, but there wasn’t really a chapter i didn’t enjoy.

We are still in journeys and all, but this time it actually had many times it surprised me, except for the obvious moment with the doctor.

My main problem with this book is the hype it has.

Before i started it, i was all like OMG this is the one book everyone loves the most, this is going to be super epic. Like, if i enjoyed Scarlet that much and everyone says this is the best. Sadly, because of the tremendous hype it was given, for me it didn’t live to it.

Saying what i just said, i’m not trying to say the book is bad, not at all. It just… i was expecting so much because of all the people. Maybe i was missing something like the book was missing *spoilers*. I won’t say it but you know, i felt something was missing on it. And i wasn’t the only one feeling it.

As always the writing is very fluid and not complicated at all. I enjoy very much the way the author writes. It really can speak to you, because of the language.

I enjoyed the new/old characters in this book, some of them i wasn’t expecting to meet yet and that was pretty cool. Now it has me waiting and wanting to read the next and last book of the series (or the main books anyway).

Overall, the book is very enjoyable, and i love the fact that with each book it gets more action going on. Also, there’s always something that keeps you wanting more and more when you finish these books. I don’t know if i’m ready for the last one, but i want to read it so badly.

firma

T5W: Favorite Non-Written Novels

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As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday:

Resultado de imagen para amok audible1.) Amok – An audible original drama by Sebastian Fitzek.

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago….

I remember finding this audio drama completely by chance while being bored at work a few years ago. [i’m a transcriber so, i can listen to whatever i want while doing my job]. This drama got me at the edge of my seat the whole time i was listening, it was just plain awesome. I still listen to it from time to time.

In case you are interested, you can find it here.

Kimi ni Todoke2.) Kimi Ni Todoke by Shiina Karuho.

Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring,” which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose “100% refreshing” personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe…there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.

04 I absolutely adore this manga as well as its anime adaptation…it’s not finished yet, and sometimes there a lot of waiting but it’s so adorable, i just can’t not put it here.

Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.) Neon Genesis Evangelion by Anno Hideki.

In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind’s survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion’s one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.

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Like, there’s no way i can talk about non written favorite and not talk about the manga/anime/movies that were there all the time, this is my Japanese “Potterish” companion. No, not because it has anything like the Potterverse, but because it’s the story i grew up with and the one i read/watched the most in all my life.

Resultado de imagen para welcome to night vale 4.) Welcome To Night Vale by  J0seph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor.

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Do podcasts count? Because i love this baby with all my heart. Seriously is so creepy and amazing, i recommend it to everyone. This is such a unique kind of story and storytelling, i can’t for the episodes to come out every time!

Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen 5.) Alive! The final evolution by Kawashima Tadashi.

Taisuke Kanou is your average 16-year-old student. He has two close friends, Hirose and Megumi. Hirose has trouble with bullies, but Taisuke is always there to defend him, even though he just winds up getting beaten instead of Hirose. During class one day, Taisuke is hit by something unworldly and for that split second, he sees a vision of the universe. As he’s walking home from school, he sees a girl fall and die in front of him, but his first thought is jealousy. He later finds out that the strange sensation that hit him is spreading throughout Japan. Those who are struck by it either commit suicide or “evolve,” but the comrades that evolve usually have dark intentions for the rest of the world.

I will never say enough times how amazing this manga is. Like, honestly i never read any other manga as fast as i did with this one. The story was so amazing and i loved it so much, it is by far one of my favorites. Sadly i never got an anime adaptation, though it should’ve because not only te concept was really interesting by the storylines were awesome. I just love it.

And that’s allfor this Wednesday top 5! what are some of your personal non written favorites!?

firma

 

 

Valentine’s RomRecs

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Hello there, lovelies!

So, Valentine’s day is around the corner and i thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite romance books. Now, i’m not big at romance, so i hope it tells you something, the way i feel about these.

The 5 recs i’ll be giving you here a some of my favorite readings, some of them are most known than others… any way, I hope you find them interesting and decide to check them up.

Love Virtually Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer

Synopsis: It’s a virtual romance that begins by chance. When Leo mistakenly receives e-mails from a stranger named Emmi, he replies–and Emmi writes back. Soon, secrets are shared, sparks fly, and erotic tension simmers. Even though Emmi is married, it seems only a matter of time till they meet. But will their feelings survive a real-life encounter? And, if so-what then? Funny and fast-paced, Love Virtually offers plenty of twists, turns, and satisfaction.

 

My Name is Memory My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares

Synopsis: Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. For all the times that he and Sophia have been connected throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart.

But just when Sophia (now “Lucy” in the present) finally awakens to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

Classmates [Doukyuusei] Classmates by Nakamura Asumiko

Synopsis: Rihito Sajou, a hyperventilating overachiever, winds up attending a high school where the only requirement for graduation is knowing how to write your name. Due to some extenuating circumstances, he is now being tutored by one of the many school idiots, Hikaru “Beyan” Kusakabe. For two students who had never before had a real conversation, what does the future hold now that they are constantly together? Follow these boys as they experience excitement, betrayal, depression, and love; that unyielding, crazy, poignant, and fantastical kind of love.

 

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1 From Me To You by Shiina Karuho

Synopsis: Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine…for a horror movie. With striking similarities to a haunting movie character–jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor–she’s mistakenly called Sadako by those around her. But behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when the most popular boy in class befriends her, she’s sure to make more than just that–she’s about to make some enemies too!

 

 

Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 Orange by Takano Ichigo 

SynopsisA Plea From the Future

On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny?

Do you have any good romrecs to share!? Please leave them in the comments box 🙂

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma