February Wrap Up

I cannot believe another month is gone already, and with it almost all the promises for cold days (*suffers in silence*).

I have to admit i’m a little disappointed this on myself, my book buying ban is over, yet i haven’t bought a book since. I need inspiration, which books should i buy next?

Any recommendations are happily welcome.

So this month i read 4 books and a lot of fanfiction. Like, seriously i read so many fanfics i cannot believe it myself.

Anyway, i enjoy everything i read pretty much. So now let me share with you the books i read on February.

We Are the Ants We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [5♥]

OMG, i don’t really have words to describe the way i feel about the book right now.

The story is about Henry, a teenager that has been abducted by aliens since he was 13 and now they gave him an ultimatum, life on earth will be destroyed, but he has the power to decide if it’s worth to be saved.

An absolute amazing plot, with a lot of lovable character and a relatable narrator in many ways. This book will be for sure one of my favorite readings of the year. I wrote full review for this book, you can find it here.

Things I Should Have Known Things I Should Have Known by Clare LaZebnik [3.25♥]

I’m still not a 100% sure on how to feel about this book.

The story is about a girl that tries to get her autistic sister a boyfriend so she wouldn’t feel so alone.

Though i enjoyed it some, i’m not sure how much i liked it… i mean it was an easy read and easy going but, i had so many questions about it.

I wrote a review for this book, and i wanted to post it, but i’m still changing and trying to make an opinion on the book, so it is still sitting in my notebook. Maybe i’ll be posting it next week and you can decide for yourself.

The book will be released at the end of the month, i got the arc from netgalley.

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy [3.5♥]

This book is about a self-proclaimed fat girl and how the body where she always felt home in, suddenly isn’t as comfortable as it used to be and the lengths she’ll go to feel okay with herself again.

So, i’m not sure how to feel about this book. I have a lot of feelings about the story and the characters and not all of them are good. I mean… it had its sweet moments, but i don’t know, i’m not sure i would recommend it to people.

We Are Okay We Are Okay by Nina LaCour [4.25♥]

This book made me so emotional. I just can’t, okay. I adored the main character, Marin, so freaking much. The story was nothing as i expected and that made it so much better.  I loved and enjoyed every moment i spent reading this. I hope to read more by the author pretty soon because her writing was beautiful.

I recently posted my review for the book, you can find it here.

 

Well, that was pretty much what i read this February, if you wanna know the names of the fanfictions i read, just let me know.

have a great month!

Clemence.

 

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January Wrap Up

I cannot believe January is already over. Like, last year i felt like the eternity was a real thing, the year wasn’t moving at all, and this one… it’s running like it’s on fire or something.

Anyway, gosh, i’m so thankful  for  last year to be over and for this one to start in a more “positive” light…

Doesn’t matter, we are not here for that right now, let’s talk about the books i read in January because, man did i read this month.

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen Adulthood is a myth by Sarah Andersen [3.5♥]

I started the year with this book because i thought i should start with some easy reading after the slump i suffered from the last six months.  Iwas truly afraid i wouldn’t be able to return to reading but this booklet got me in such a good mood, it was like magic. It is short and concise, full of real moments in life. This book reminded me i’m not alone in this, and it was such a fun thing to read. It truly shows the real life of these last generations. Also, it kind of reminded me of the book Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch. A super fun and quick read.

Swarm by Scott Westerfeld Swarm (Zeroes #2) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti [3.5♥]

The story follows a group of misfits with superpowers, after the summer adventure in their previous book, they are back with new problems, some new *zeroes* (instead of heroes) with powers and a truly menacing villain.

I wrote a full review on the book (review). Mmm, even after a while i still have some problems with the book, the series (or trilogy?) I still haven’t decided if i love it or hate it, though i will be reading the next book because of the cliffhanger and the heartbreak on the previous one. Anyway, these books make me question if i should read any other book nu the authors and the involvement of each one on the story. It gets a 3.5/5 only because of the cliffhanger.

Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan [3♥]

A really nice and easy reading about a family with quadruplets moving back to the town that saw them born. The story follows mostly one of the sisters and how she finds her place and new friends and such.  About the book, i felt like the other three sisters weren’t developed enough so for that matter why did they have to be four, it felt unnecessary. I hope the next one (it seems to be a series [?]) will focus on another sister, so we can get the full picture. If you wanna read the full review i wrote on the book you can find it [here].

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire [4.25♥]

I meant to write a review for this book a while ago but then i became really obsessed with a tv show and i took all my time so… I’ll be posting it soon.

At first, i thought the book would be a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children rip off, and yet,  i had the urge to read it.

The story is about a home/school for children that went into some magical world and for some reason came back to our world and they can’t get over they adventure. Sure they don’t want to. And that’s all i’m gonna say about the plot because i want it to surprise you the way it did surprise me.

There was something utterly endearing about the book, i loved the characters and the way it was written so much i couldn’t put it down. The main problem with the book is that it’s a little too short. Luckily it will be a trilogy, so we’ll get to see the characters again… i hope.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Scarlet by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]

The second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Cinder is on the run and now we get another main storyline; please meet Scarlet Benoit and Wolf. Oh, the story… well, obviously Scarlet’s grandmother is missing and she’ll do anything to find her.

This is the one book most people say it’s the least interesting one in the series… to be completely honest i totally enjoyed the book, it may be because i really liked the new characters. In my opinion the adding of new characters on each book brings a lot of life to the series.

Anyway, i wrote a review for the book, you can read it [here].

Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon [3♥]

Three strangers that were supposed to die wake up in an abandoned hospital. From there on they find themselves in a journey to discover why are they there, what happened in the world they woke up in and how to get out of there.

Now, you see… the synopsis sounded extremely interesting to me and it started really well, but as the story continued to develop there was something that wasn’t working for me.  I cannot exactly explain what didn’t work in my opinion, but it got boring and i just, it took me too long to finish it.

Cress by Marissa Meyer Cress by Marissa Meyer [4.5♥]

The third book in the Lunar Chronicles and everyone’s favorite. In this book, we meet Cress (obviously) who is a sort of Rapunzel. As the story continues to develop we get more storylines and a lot of action. This book is incredibly entertaining, i honestly flew through it without even feeling it. My biggest problem was the lack of my OTP which i won’t comment much because of maybe spoilers.

I understand that people really love this book, but there is such a hype about it, i was expecting a mindblowing book i didn’t really get. Still, it’s a really great book, i cannot wait to read the last one… i’m waiting for my buying ban to be over so i can finally buy Winter.

The review for this book is coming soon.

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera [5♥]

Oh, look, the book that broke me.

I’m won’t comment much on this book, you just need to go ahead and read it.

In case you wanna read it, i wrote a review you can find [here].

Vicious by V.E. Schwab Vicious by V.E.Schwab [4♥]

I feel like this reading was a mess, mostly because i was so sad and broken when i read it. You see, so many people just love this book so freaking much, there’s so much hype… Now, because of the hype i was all like; “okay, this is a 5 stars book for sure” but when i read it, it’s not that i didn’t like it, because i did, i loved Victor [main character] so freaking much and Eli [antagonist?] but i was left with an emptyness, like something was missing.

I’ll blame it on HIAYLM, seriously, that book just broke me.

I hope i’ll be rereading this book, even this year to enjoy it the way it deserves. And i’ll be posting a review on the book asap.


Well, those are all the books i read on January! I know.. i should’ve written the reviews for many of these already but Eyewitness had me obsessed and all i did when i got back home was binge watch it again and again …09

Wow, i missed these wrap ups… i hope February will be a more active month, i just need to find the right amount of time to do all the stuff i should be doing instead of just binge watch tv shows… it’s difficult, but i’ll find the time!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

Wrapping Up 2016

Hi, i would like to start this post remembering my step-granddad who passed away a month ago. I have to admit i didn’t know him extremely well, but his demise made me put things on proportion because one day he was feeling a little under the weather and a month and a half later he was just gone.

RIP Cholo.

Now, i do know all the stuff i’m going to talk about doesn’t really seem to go with what i just said, but it is how i felt this year and until that very moment.

2016 is over, and thank god for that, because it was a very horrible year all over the place and every thought i have is about wrapping up this lame excuse of a year so i can finally get over with it for good. Sure, there were really great things, or at least i hope others enjoyed their year. In my case, this 2016 was pretty much chaos.

The Good

I traveled twice to Greece and though the cruise wasn’t what i did expect i enjoyed it pretty much. I traveled with my family and being in the open sea was one of the most amazing things that i’ve seen.

I finally got a new job. This time it’s a good one, a keeper and i hope i get to stay there until retirement, or until the light goes out, whichever comes first.

I read more than i expected, counting the fact that i was in a great slump, why am i saying i was? i’m still in it. But i managed to read some books anyway.

I’m doing my best to stop bitting my nails. It worked for a while, now it’s getting really difficult again.

I got help, i was very down lately (the past few months) but now i’m on treatment and i hope it will get much better soon. My doctor says i’m already doing great. She might be a little more right that i think.

I got to watch Rogue One the day it premiered where i live.

The Bad

Last year i made a list with a lot of resolutions, by the time i did that i didn’t realize i was just putting a lot of pressure on myself. I’m a very messy person, and putting on myself goals or rules that are strict and won’t let me breath is a very bad idea. Sure, it worked for a while, until i crashed under the pressure i was feeling in my life and couldn’t do anything anymore.

So, i crashed really bad, and thou i thought i was pulling myself out of the deep waters i was in it was just taking a breath out of them before sinking again, each time deeper. That’s basically the reason why i didn’t write much lately, i had to take care of my health before i could do anything.

The Ugly

To add to all the problems i was already having, my sister got sick and it took a lot of time to discover what was the illness. All my family and I were really worried because the symptoms were similar to cancer. Luckily, it is not. Apparently, she has an ulcer, but it’s treatable and that’s the important thing. Another one sick is my dog, who has similar symptoms to what my sister has.

Now, i knew last year was too great of a year and it would be a difficult one to surpass but i wasn’t expecting so many problems at home. Like, all three of us (i live with my sister) were having some problem at the same time, and having to take care of two sick persons while having a depressive episode is exhausting.

Look, i’m not saying there weren’t good moments, i do realize my life is pretty easy compared to other s’s and i’m truly thankful for all i had and have this year. The thing i’m trying to say really is i hope 2017 will get a little easier not only for me but for everyone.

I guess i won’t keep complaining.

I’ll just keep looking forward, hoping next year a little less intense than this one, and with great books as company.

 

August Wrap Up

This year is sort of running me over. So, August is gone, that’s WOW, i felt like the month passed too fast but at the same time it wouldn’t come to an end (??). It was sort of weird.

Anyway, another month of reading, .. it was a good month. I read some really interesting stuff i really loved and some others that were good too but i’m not sure i would reread them…

And now, let me show you the books i read this past month!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  by J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, and John Tiffany ♥♥♥♥

Now that i realize, i totally forgot to write a review to this book/play… i hope i’ll get to it in September, though i don’t think there’s much i can say that wasn’t sad by others… maybe instead of a review i’ll publish an opinion on it and some other stuff happening in the Harry Potter universe this year…

It was a nice read, i really enjoyed Scorpion&Albus’s friendship/characters. I wish we could get some more reading material about them both.

I’m not a 100% sure it was in the same level as the other books, as it wasn’t written by the same person and if i could reread it. But, for the moment it was a fun read and i’m glad i read it. Anyway… review coming soon (enough).

La Misa del Diablo by Miguel Prenz The Black Mass/The Devil’s Mass by  Miguel Prenz ♥♥♥♥

This book was my fourth non-fiction reading this year, meaning i got to my goal of reading 4 non-fiction books in 2016.

The book is about the murder of a kid that happened in Argentina back on 2006. The actual murder was treated a satanic ritual perpetrated by Umbanda believers.

It tries to understand what really happened and who were the intellectual authors of the crime since the perpetrators say they are just patsies.

It’s a very interesting reading, since it starts with the murder of a child, but it turns to all the corruption happening in the province where it happened and honestly, apparently there were a lot more of people implicated that it seems. All very dark, creepy, and unsettling.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid ♥♥♥♥

The more i think about this book, the more i like it.

It’s the weird story of a couple traveling to meet the boyfriend’s parents in the country. The book is all dark and shady, most of the time you won’t understand what is actually happening, and it gives the book a more enjoyable touch.

I wrote a review for the book, you can find it HERE.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ♥♥♥♥♥

This book was actually one of my favorite reads last year, so i decided to give myself a treat and read something that i knew i loved.

This is one of the sweetest books i’ve read, i had so much fun reading it again, pretty much like the first time i read it.

Since i jsut reread it, it’s pretty fresh in my mind and i haven’t reviewed the book yet, i’ll try my best to write the review for this in the next weeks. It’s a really great read and i totally recommend the book to everyone. Please stay tuned for the review coming up!

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare ♥♥♥♥(more like 4.5)

Another reread for me this month. Really enjoyed it. It totally reminded me why i love the series so much.

By far my favorite book from the second trilogy of The Mortal Instruments.

I talk about the TMI a lot, so i don’t think there’s much i need to say about it here, really…

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay Fan Art by Sarah Tregay ♥♥♥♥

The sweet story of a boy in love with his best friend, but is his best friend in love with him? Is Mason actually flirting with him? Is Jamie imagining this stuff?

A really fun and easy read, i recommend it to people that enjoyed Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and ones that haven’t read that one, yet. I think i’ll be posting a review for this one too… man, i’m really behind with my reviews! i hope i get some inspiration soon to write them! i’ll try to post two reviews per week this month…

Unlocking Worlds by Sally  Allen Unlocking Worlds by Sally Allen ♥♥

A book for book lovers, the author talks about what is like to love reading books. I really liked the fact that it put into words my messsed up thoughts about reading and everything book related.

The second part of the book gives you recommendations of books according to the genre you like to read. There are some interesting recommendations there, it was a good read.

Poe Dameron #5 by Charles Soule Poe Dameron #5 by Charles Soule and Illustrations by Phil Noto ♥♥♥♥

Poe Dameron’s comic, August issue.

This one was pretty interesting, i’m still waiting for all the action to really begin, but it seems we are heading in the right way. Really looking forward for it to continue. I love Poe and i think there’s a lot of potental on his characters, I hope it lives to the hype.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Classic of the month – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ♥♥♥♥♥

Man this freaking book. So a few months ago i read 1984 by George Orwell, and i thought no classic will get to its level (in my liking scale) but this book was freaking amazing. I enjoyed every single moment i was reading it, like seriously i just couldn’t get to the end fast enough, i was dying to know what will happen next.

I totally recommend this book to every book lover, i don’t know. I feel like everyone should at least give it a try. Like, okay, i’m just in love with it.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe  Classic of the monthThe Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe ♥♥♥

So, i read another classic this month, i did it because last month i didn’t read any… i decided on this one…. i don’t know why but i didn’t enjoyed it as much as i expect. May be because i already knew the endgame of it or something … Still, the way he chose the words was amazing, and that was an enjoyment by itself.

 

And that’s all for the wrap up! Pretty neat month 😀

Hope this September it’s a good reading month to everyone!

Happy Readings!

firma

(Bi)Monthly Wrap Up (June-July)

Yes, i do realize it’s a little into the month already but i couldn’t write the post before because of personal reasons (….it’s like, really long to explain), so i’m now bringing you my monthy wrap up! Let’s start!

 Since last month i wasn’t around for the monthly wrap up, i will be doing a bi-monthly wrap up this time! (yay!), also… because i was MIA for the whole month (…) the reviews for the books i read this July will be coming this way in August, i’ll try to write as many as i can! Wish me luck, … i might have been away from the internet but not away from books!

World After by Susan Ee World After by Susan Ee ♥♥♥♥

Okay, this trilogy… i haven’t finished it yet, but only because i’m really scared of it ending. Like, i really enjoyed reading this book and the previous one, Angelfall, so i don’t want it to end.

As i commented before (did i?) these books are about the end of times days when angels descended and started a war against humankind. Our Heroin, Penryn (who has the coolest name ever!) has been taking care of her family until an incident pushed them apart, and now she and a fallen angel Raffe are trying to make things right, both for her, her family and for him. I love them so much, Penryn, Raffe and Paige… argh, i can’t let them go.

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End of Watch by Stephen King End of Watch by Stephen King ♥♥♥♥

So, this trilogy is over.

This trilogy is about an ex-cop made private detective who is ‘called out’ by the one mass killer he couldn’t get when he was still working for the police. The characters and the situations are, as always with Stephen King, extremely vivid.

Last year i read Mr. Mercedes, the first book of the trilogy and it blew my mind, then i read Finders Keepers, the second one which wasn’t as good. But for this one i really had high expectations because my bae Brady was coming back! Like, full time… i’m still not sure how i feel about the book to be honest, but i’ll be posting a full review of the trilogy soon…

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick ♥♥♥♥

A boy is about to kill his once-best-friend and then off himself on his birthday. But before he does it, he wants to give to the meaningful people in his life a present each.

This book was an excellent reading, the story is compelling, like, i couldn’t put it down… To be honest, i was expecting something completely different from the book, but i ended up finding an amazing story full of meaning and depth that made me think a lot about life. I’ll be writing a full review of the book as soon as i can.

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw ♥♥♥

Mmm, so this book is about a fangirl. Yes, that doesn’t say much ah? Well this girl has one coc the biggest problems a fangirl can have, her favorite show was ended and now she doesn’t know what to do with her life, which is a mess because of so many reasons (i’ll talk about it in my review).

I had very hjgh hopes for this book and although it fell a little short, i did enjoy reading it. There were some very interesting relationships in the story … I’m stolling.  I just.. I’ll just recommend it for people that liked books as Fangirl (obviously, it even has a fanfiction in it) and l the feels, because FANGIRLING.

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells ♥♥♥♥

This book. Okay, so this iz the story of John, a teenager that realized he has homicidal tendences at a young age and is obsessed with Serial Killers. All his life he has been trying to have himself on a leash, but when murders start to happen in his town he decides he will catch the killer and stop him himself.

I really enjoyed this book, normally you don’t get to read from the psychopath’s pov and it made a very interesting and refreshing reading. I haven’t got around to keep reading the series yet, but i’m sure that i’ll be catching up, hopefully soon.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace The Princess Saves Herself In This One  by Amanda Lovelace ♥♥♥♥♥

I’m not big on poetry, and when i picked this book up i didn’t know that’s what it was. Still i devoured it(it is a really easy read) made a lot of marks and reread ot because it was so wonderful. Loved it!

 

All the Feels by Danika Stone All The Feels by Danika Stone ♥♥♥

The story of a fangirl that cannot get over the death of her favorite character in her favorite movie franchise, so she comes up with an idea to try and bring him back to life. Add a little romance to the mix and you have it. That’s it.

Now, i did enjoy the book although again, it fell a little short for me. And still i’m waiting for the book about the average fangirl that is afraid of showing her works because she thinks she sucks. In all the books about fangirls i read the girl is pretty fandom famous, but not all of us are. Maybe i should write it myself.

The Force Awakens by Michael Kogge Star Wars The Foce Awakens Junior Novelization ♥♥♥♥♥ 

Hehehe, i couldn’t stop myself, i just got the junior no elization of the movie and read it twice. Now i’m not sure, because it tells the same story, like almost nothing is missing but it is like a 100 pages shorter than the adult novelization? What are those 100 pages for?

 

Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka Before The Awakening by Greg Rucka ♥♥♥♥

Bought this book the day after i watched the movie for the first time but only now i got to actually read it (…) the book contains three pre-TFA short stories about Finn, Poe and Rey. It was fun to get to know a little more about them and their previous lives, but in my opinion the Finn story creates a dissonance with the canon in the movie? Anyway, no spoilers.

Bloodline by Claudia Gray Bloodline by Claudia Gray ♥♥♥♥

This is a story about Senator Leia Organa, six years before TFA, where we get to see how the senate and the new republic are doing as well as how everything goes to hell. I won’t say more because spoilers.

I really enjoyed this book, there’s a lot of information about so many things, after finishing the book i had to retjink a lot of my previous ideas of the canon. Also, Ben is not in it (:-\ ) but we get tp know a bit about him and what is he doing at the time with Luke. Also, disaster! Man, i loved this book.

The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry The Weapon Of The Jedi by Jason Fry ♥♥♥

A short story about Luke finding an old Jedi temple in a little planet and what happens there.

If you don’t like Luke already, you’ll fall for him, he is such a cinnamon roll in this book always smiling like a sunshine. Not the bsst book but entertaining.

Smuggler's Run by Greg Rucka Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka ♥♥♥

Another short story, this time about Han Solo and Chewbacca in a rescue mission.

Pretty adventurous, and on point. Since these books are part of the new canon i’m very curious to see how any of it becomes relevant somehow ? If it does. Still, a fast and full of action reading.

A New Hope by Alexandra Bracken The Princess, The Scoundrel And The Farm Boy by Alexndra Bracken ♥♥♥♥

The story of A New Hope as seen from three different points of view. It has some parts that weren’t in the movie, which was pretty great, we get a lot more of Leia in this book than in the movie… I enjoyed it pretty much, it’s a great reading to add to the knowledge about the universe of Star Wars.

Poe Dameron (2016-) #3 by Charles SoulePoe Dameron #4 by Charles SouleShattered Empire #4 of 4 by Greg Rucka Comics – Poe Dameron #3-4 and Shattered Empire #4

This were a must for me, since i’ve been reading them since April, i’m really enjoying reading these comics and i hope in the near future i get into more styles and stories, also, i hope i get into manga again , since that’s totally waiting for me!

1984 by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Oh my, i never thought i would like this book as much as i did. Written in 1948 it manages to still be relevant to our society and how it all goes to hell. An amazing reading i totally recommend to everyone.

This book made me think a lot about how our society works and how messed up it all is. To be completely honest i became a little paranoid while reading it, but it’s over now.. I think.

On July i couldn’t bring myself to read a classic(…) still i hope i get to read two this month to balance it.

And that’s all! Did you have good readings these two months?! share it in the comments!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

 

May Wrap Up

Hey there, guys! it’s again the time to look back at the past month and tell you about what i read…! So, this was an okay month, though it was a weird one because as much as i read i had some days that i just couldn’t concentrate at all, then i’d read some books kind of fast, and then fall again into the slump… it’s completely annoying and i don’t know what to do about it… At least i found a new trilogy i’m really interested on reading, so i think at least i’m not on a slump right now.

And now, let’s talk about the books i read this past month, shall we?

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky ♥♥♥♥

After four friends *accidentally* kidnap one of the members of their favorite boy band thing start going wild, between them, with the guy and everything around. This is a book about fangirling gone wrong, i had a few aha! moments because of the book and it made me thinkabout a bunch of things i wish i realized back in the day. I absolutely enjoyed reading it and would recommend fondly. It was fun and full of incredible wtf moments… i wrote a full review for this book, you can find it here.


The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan ♥♥♥♥

As punishment for his actions in the last war against Gaia, Zeus transformed Apollo into a mortal teenager until he mends his doings. Now, leaving as a human Apollo will meet some interesting people, he will learn that being mortal isn’t as easy as it looks and will have to face different trails before he can become a god again. I liked the book, it wasn’t what i expected, but it was fun… and i always love to come back to this world were gods are real and everything is full of wonder. I wrote a full review for it that you can read here.


George by Alex Gino George by Alex Gino ♥♥♥♥

This is the story of a young girl that was born in the body of a boy and how she wanted to get the part of a female character in the school play so people would finally see her as what she was, a girl. I totally loved this book, i think it’s important that books like this are available for youngsters because that way they can find answers in a younger age which can help them start being their real selves earlier in life and also it can show them they are not alone in this and validate them as any other person. My review for the book can be found here.


Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff ♥♥♥♥

In this book we meet Sam, a teenager who just found his best friend committed suicide. Hayden, his friend, left him a playlist to help him understand the reasons he had to do what he did. In the book we learn along with Sam about what happened in the last few months in the life of Hayden and what pushed him off the egde. It’s a book about mistakes, friendship and learning to live life to the fullest. I enjoyd this reading very much. If you want to read my review of the book, you can find it here.


More Than This by Patrick Ness More Than This by Patrick Ness ♥♥♥♥♥

Man, this author owns my heart. This book is the story of Seth who woke up in a strange and disolated place after he committed suicide. The story navegates in the world he woke up, and the one where he decided he didn’t want to live anymore. This book is a wonderful work, it made me think a lot about life, taking chances and appreciating what you have when you have it. I haven’t written the review for this book, but i hope i’ll get to it soon.


Star Wars by Charles Soule Poe Dameron #2 by  Charles Soule, illustrations by Phil Noto ♥♥♥ 

Second issue of this comic that follows Poe as he is looking for the information that got him to Lor San Tekka in The Force Awakens (or so i think …). This issue wasn’t much about Poe but about the one that will be a main villian (i guess..), the story it’s interesting though i wanted more Poe. I think i’ll be enjoying this comic for the next few months :).


Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley ♥♥♥♥ (4.5)

The story of an agoraphobic, the girl that wants him as her essay to enter her college of choice, her boyfriend and everything in between. This book had such an amazing dynamics, i enjoyed it very much. I loved the characters and the way the story was presented. This is, without doubt, a book i’ll be recommending a lot to people that want to know a little more about mental illness and friendship. You can find my review of the book here.


Angelfall by Susan Ee Angelfall by Susan Ee ♥♥♥♥ (4.5)

Oh, i’m so in love! Yes! this is what i was looking for, thank you very much. So, it’s been a while since i obsessed over a book, and now this came to my life in the perfect moment and everything is great. Truth, i’m worried about what could happen but i don’t care right now because i enjoyed reading this so much!

I forgot to tell what it was about… a few weeks before the story begins angels descended from heaven and destroy life as humans know it. Penryn, her mother, and her sister tried to find a safe place one night but things went wrong. Paige, Penryn’s little sister, was abducted by the angels, her mother run away and after a fight between angels, Penryn found herself taking care of a wounded angel. That’s a summary of the beginning of the book more or less… Review may be coming soon …


Moliere's The Miser by Molière Classic of the month – The Miser by Molière ♥♥♥

So, i started reading  1984 when my sister got us theatre tickets for The Miser. Since i wasn’t planning on going to the theatre without knowing the story i read it a few days before and left 1984 for June.

I’ll say i wasn’t a fan of the play, it felt a little too much for my taste, but it was a quick reading, at moments ridiculous, at moments funny… Not the favorite classic i read  this year, but an okay reading ( i would’ve hated if i had to read it for school).

And those were the books i read this month! Did you have some good readings this May? Hope you did and that you do this June too :3

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

April Wrap Up

So, here’s the time of the month when i talk to you about the books i read last month, only last month was really slow because i was suffering from a huge slump after finishing Half Lost, and i couldn’t find a book to get me out of it. I mean, yeah, i read some books but it wasn’t much. Still,  i did manage to read, so at least there’s that.


Half Lost by Sally  Green Half Lost by Sally Green ♥♥♥♥♥♥

The last installment in the Half Bad trilogy, there isn’t much i can say about this book without spoiling the plot of the book, so i’ll just say that i loved this book very much. I’m aware many people aren’t happy with the ending, but for me it was really good. I talked about it in my review of the trilogy, you can read it [here].

City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende ♥♥♥♥

Magical Realism meets the Amazonas in this interesting and attractive story. Full of magic and myth, the book takes you into the biggest jungle in the world where you’ll find amazing characters and stories. Although i liked the book i’m not sure i’m interested on keep reading the whole trilogy… i don’t know… I wrote a full review for the book, you can find it [here] .

I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis ♥♥♥♥

I think this is a sort of poems book or someting, it’s a weird and actually beautiful reading. I really enjoyed this, as it is full of thoughts and interesting photos and ideas. Pretty unique and simply amazing… I’ll be writing more about it soon…

 

This Book Loves You by PewDiePie This Book Loves You by PewDiePie ♥♥♥

To be honest, i never watched any video by him, but i hear this book was pretty great and fun, so i gave it a chance.. It was’t the most amazing thing in the world, but it was a fun and easy read. It is full of quotes and funny photos… i guess fans of PewDiePie would enjoy it more than a person that doesn’t know him, so i won’t say i don’t recommend it… it just wasn’t that much for me.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke ♥♥♥

Another book full of magical realism and such. This book tells the story of three teenagers whom paths interwine. The story starts interesting, but at some point because the plot isn’t very clear it became a little boring and i lost interest. Anyway, i managed to read the whole book.. I posted my review, you can find it [here].

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks ♥♥♥♥

I’m just… this is nothing like the books i read in the last time… it was so full of suspence and so intense… i have no words to describe it. Written as diary entries, it tells the story of six people trapped in a bunker by some psycho of whom they know nothing. As i said, it was so intense, i cannot stop thinking about it. Great reading, loved it a lot! I’ll be posting my full review really soon.. look forward to it!

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater ♥♥♥♥♥♥

OMG, this book. So I managed to finish this book in about two days (if it wasn’t for my job… T_T…) and it was so good!! I cannot talk about the plot much without giving spoilers, because it’s the 4th book in the series (and the last) but it was amazing! I’m so happy i got to read it. The review (with some spoilers) will be published pretty soon, so stay tuned!

Poe Dameron #1 by Charles Soule Poe Dameron#1 by Charles Soule, Phil Noto (Illustrator) ♥♥♥♥

A new comic series, about Poe Dameron from Star Wars The Force Awakens… in the comic Poe is sent by General Organa to find Lor San Tekka. I guess it will develop to some interesting places .. i’m looking forward for the next issue.

 

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Classic of the month – Hamlet by Shakespeare ♥♥♥♥

As i said before this month, while reading it… i liked this better than Macbeth. To be honest it was kind of interesting, the way things happened like WTF, so many WTF moments in this play.. it was totally epic. I don’t really know what to say, i just really enjoyed it, go check it out!

 

Wait a minute … did i give 6 starts to Half Lost and The Raven King? … Well, yes i did… in case you wanna know why, it’s pretty simple. Since those books were so good in my opinion and became favorites in an instant i figured 5 stars didn’t give them the credit they deserved. It wasn’t a mistake, they were just amazing!  6 stars!

And that dears, it’s all the books i read this month.. for a month that i was sort of in a slump, it was kind of okay… some of the books took me ages, some of them i finished in a day… but i read some incredible endings to some amazing series! (Half Bad and The Raven Cycle)…

Great, great books!

Happy Reading!

Clems.