March’s TBR

Wow, i can’t believe we are in March already… Luckily by the end of the month i’ll be having a holiday and i’ll have tons of time to read! (or so i hope!) Easter is coming you all!

So this month, i’ll try to read the books i didn’t from February’s TBR and then some more!

Here are the books i want to read this March!

Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Yes No Maybe So

New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance.

YES
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.

NO
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.

MAYBE SO
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.

Infinity Reaper (Infinity Cycle, #2)

Emil and Brighton Rey defied the odds. They beat the Blood Casters and escaped with their lives–or so they thought. When Brighton drank the Reaper’s Blood, he believed it would make him invincible, but instead the potion is killing him.

In Emil’s race to find an antidote that will not only save his brother but also rid him of his own unwanted phoenix powers, he will have to dig deep into the very past lives he’s trying to outrun. Though he needs the help of the Spell Walkers now more than ever, their ranks are fracturing, with Maribelle’s thirst for revenge sending her down a dangerous path.

Meanwhile, Ness is being abused by Senator Iron for political gain, his rare shifting ability making him a dangerous weapon. As much as Ness longs to send Emil a signal, he knows the best way to keep Emil safe from his corrupt father is to keep him at a distance.

The battle for peace is playing out like an intricate game of chess, and as the pieces on the board move into place, Emil starts to realize that he may have been competing against the wrong enemy all along. 

Breathless

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is making plans: college in the fall, become a famous author, and maybe–finally–have sex. She doesn’t even need to be in love. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he’s leaving Claude’s mother. Suddenly, Claude’s entire world feels like a lie, and her future anything but under control.

After: Claude’s mom whisks them away to the last place Claude could imagine nursing a broken heart: a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia. But then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography–and a past he doesn’t like to talk about. He’s brash and enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he’s the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it’s just sex, nothing more. There’s not enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.

Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven’s luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman ready to write her own story.

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1)

The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . .

Yes, i’m very ashamed i haven’t read Call Down The Hawk yet, because i loved The Raven Cycle so much, but i hope i get to do it this month! Obviously i hope i read some more in March but these are the MUST of the month!

What are you planning on reading this March? Leave your comment down below and if you do a TBR post yourself don’t forget to share it too!

Authors I Want To Read More From.

WE all have favorite authors we read a ton of book written by… as i previously talked about (you can find my post here). But we also have a lot of authors we read maybe once or twice and totally loved, though we haven’t had the time to read anything by them again….

Following this i came up with the idea of looking for authors i would want to read from again because i love the way the write, their ideas for books, their talent, their back story… it could be anything, really.

So, today i bring you the list of my top 10 authors i want to read more books from.

(In no specific order):

Rainbow Rowell: I know i read a few books from her (more than two) but i absolutely love her style and the stories she has to tell. I loved her from the very first book i read by her, Fangirl. And had never disappointed me, yet.

David Levithan: I love him, i absolutely adore his trilogy of Every Day and i really want to read more books by him. He is such an inspiration to me, i met him once in a book signing and he was so humble and got really happy when i told him i flew all the way there to meet him.

Nina LaCour: This author writes like if writing was silk and she was making the most wonderful kind of cloth. I read two books by her and she brings me to tears just by writing HI.

Stephen King: The master of horror. I really want to enter his universe of writing and enjoy it as much as possible.

Angie Thomas: I will never forget the first time i read The Hate You Give. I cried so badly, even with the movie. I just, i adored the book and she seems like she has so many important things to say, i’m looking forward to reading more books by her.

Nic Stone: I read Dear Martin and it brought me to tears so many times. I already bought Dear Justyce and i hope to read it ASAP. She brings so much heart to her work, it is AMAZING.

Jennifer Niven: I love this woman. She is my inspiration to being here today. I love her books, the way she is, how she calls her fans Lovelies, everything. I recently purchased her new book Breathless and she made me a video thanking me for buying it and for loving her work and i cried for days.

Shaun David Hutchinson: This person has one of the most interesting minds i’ve read. He has so many dfferent ideas for books and he writes so wonderfully. I absolutely adore his work and i hope to read much much more.

Haruki Murakami: Did i tell you i own all his books? I own them all… I haven’t read them all yet, but this man has amazing talent and i love his books to pieces. I read about four of them and i can’t get enough of his writing style.

Ann Brashares: I read one book by her My Name Is Memory and is one of my favorite of all times, i remember so many quotes, like Nina LaCour the way she wrote that book was magnficent and i can’t wait to get my hands on more books by her.

And those are my favorites!

What are some authors you are wanting to read more from? Leave your comment down below!

Happy Readings!

News on Books

This week has been full of great and amazing news about books! So I thought to share with you the ones i’m the most excited for!

Nina Lacour will be on Friday First Reads Live at Penguin Teen Instagram this very Friday with her new novel WATCH OVER ME which will be released next September 15th!

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CEMETERY BOYS a trans book by trans author Aiden Thomas has made its way to the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER list on its very first week of release! This being the first book of its kind (but hopefully not the last!). The book was released on September 1st and it is already a hit!!!! It also debuted #2 in the indie bestsellers list!!!! From this humble blog we want to congratulte Aiden for this amazing achievement ! The reviews for the book are simply Outstanding! I already freed my weekend for reading it! What about you?!!!??

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Adam Silvera‘s More Happy Than Not is celebrating its 5th anniversary! (well it was in June but anyway! we are always happy to talk about this book and Adam Silvera himself!!!!). And for that on September 8th a new deluxe edition of the book was released with an additional NEW final chapter! I already ordered my copy, did you?!

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One of this blog’s favorite authors, Becky Abertalli (author of Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda and Leah on the off beat) will be releasing a new book next April and this week we got to see the cover for it! Are you excited or what?!

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Doesn’t it look AMAZING?! Can’t wait for it to be April 2021 already!!!

Also, Becky published on her medium page a very touching and important post, if you want to read it you can do it here.

Another blog’s favorite, Jennifer Niven (author of my all-time favorite All the Bright Places) is releasing her new book Breathless this month! You can get your signed copy and a personal video message by her, all details on jennifernivenbreathlessvideo.com

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The book’s release will be on September 29th!

Also, Jennifer announced her book Holding Up The Universe was option as a movie so she is working on a scrpit! Fingers crossed for the movie to be!!!!

Ally Carter (author of Gallahger Girls as many other books) announced on twitter her first original screenplay A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS is going to be a netflix movie starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes!!!!! Read everything we know about it here.

And last but not least!!

Warcross by Marie Lu has been optioned for a tv adaptation! we’ll be waiting for more news on the topic and i’ll inform everything i hear and read about it!

And, that’s a wrap for this week! What other interesting news about books have you read or hear this week?! Tell me all about it down below in the comments!

T5W: Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year.

Holding Up the Universe Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven.

From the author pf my favorite standalone book ever (All The Bright Places) we are getting another YA book this year! I’m so excited! I love her writing simplicity so much, i cannot wait for this book… i already ordered it even if it won’t come out until October. I just… i really need this book in my hands and i’m pretty soon i’ll read it the moment it come to my hands, like All The Bright Places last year.

 

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3) End Of Days by Susan Ee.

I read the two previous installments of this series this year and i totally loved them, so i’m hoping i get to the final book on the trilogy before the end of the year. It would be pretty ironic if i don’t get to it before the end of days (of the year). Also, i’ll be pretty pissed with myself, because i was supposed to read three trilogies this year and i haven’t finished even one yet…

 

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2) The Hammer Of Thor by Rick Riordan.

Yes! Another book by Uncle Rick is coming out this year and i’ll be first in line to read it ASAP. Like, seriously, i’m really counting the days before it comes out! I totally loved the first book of the series last year, so i’m really looking forward to  this one… i miss Magnus  (both Chase&Bane) and Hearth and Samirah and Blitz! Man, i loved all those characters so much i cannot wait to read about them more stories!! I need this book now.

 

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1) Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins.

Don’t know i really feel i need to read this book before the year ends. Like seriously, i don’t know why.. i just know i do, i do … i need just to be on the right mood.. and maybe it gets to be the beginning of my second trilogy to be read this year.

 

 

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars) Catalyst by James Luceno.

Since this is a prequel for the new Star Wars movie coming to theatres this December (Rogue One) i really need to read it before i get to watch the movie. It is coming a month before it, so i’ll be having plenty of time for it… Oh man, i want so badly to know the characters for the movie already! i cannot wait any longer for this books to come out!! I already ordered it, so i’ll be reading it ASAP.

 

 

Well, those are my MUST READ before the end of the year!! I truly hope my moods are in sync with this because or else i won’t be able to read anything tumblr_inline_ndns4kUN461rk7l06.

Well, that’s it for today’s topic!!

Man, i’ so fired up right now, i need to have these books with me already,.. i need to read them!!!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

 

T5W: Authors I’d Like To Meet

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I’d Like To Meet

Well, the idea was which authors i’d like to meet if i were going to BookExpo American & BookCon sadly, since i don’t live nowhere near America i cannot afford to come to those… but! Obviously there’s a ton of Authors i’d love to meet, so here are my top 5 authors!

Maggie Stiefvater 1.) Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Shiver Trilogy, Scorpio Races)

A few days ago i finished reading The Raven King, and it had the most wonderful ending, so i’d really love to meet her so i could thank her for such a beautiful ending to such a great series… seriously all i want is to hug her and thank her for getting my babies together.

 

 

 

Jennifer Niven 2.) Jennifer Niven (All The Bright Places, Holding Up The Universe)

Raise your hand if you didn’t know All The Bright Places is my favorite book ever. There you go, now you know. So, obviously, since she wrote my favorite book ever i’d love to meet her, ask for an autograph on my book and tell her that her book is everything to me.

 

 

 

 

Rick Riordan 3.) Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson Series, The Heroes of Olympus)

I haven’t seen him in the list of Book Expo and BookCon, but he is one of the authors i’d like to meet the most since i love his books so much, id love to meet the man and the myth.

 

 

 

 

Cassandra Clare 4.) Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices)

Since i’ve read almost every book she wrote i’m guessing i like her very much.. so yeah, i’ll like to meet her and tell her how much i love Magnus Bane.

 

 

 

 

 

J. K. Rowling 5.) J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter, duh!)

Another author that isn’t n the lists, but one i’d sell a kidney to meet. Her books are such a huge part of my childhood, all i want is to thank her for giving me such a magical experience. Harry Potter shaped my life in so many ways, i cannot describe how much i want to meet her. Anyone.. a kidney?

 

 

 

And  those are my picks…tell me about yours! Obviously you are more than invited to share your list!

Have a great day!

‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

Reminiscing Monday #3: All The Bright Places

Once again i’m here with this section in which i’ll be talking about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

And today, i wanna talk to you about:

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

So, i do realize i’ve already written a review for this book , but to be honest, i felt like 18460392talking about it again, because it’s my favorite book in the world, so i figured ‘what the heck, let’s tak about it again!’.

Last year this book was released, and to be honest i didn’t heard about it until it somehow popped into my tumblr. People were talking about  it and crying, apparently, so i told myself i wouldn’t read it.

But, life it’s funny like that, one day a week or two after reading about the book for the first time i was wondering in one of my favorite bookstores and i saw it waiting for me. Now, you have to understand, normally i don’t find new releases in my neighborhood bookstores, meaning, if the book was released this year, i’ll be finding it maybe next year here. That’s why i buy so many books online…

Anyway, so i saw the book there, in May, only 4 months after release and i felt it was a sign from the universe. Yeah, i do believe in that crap,… sorry about that.

Since i believe in that stuff i knew i had to buy it and i did and started reading it right the moment  i sat in the bus in my way home.

I’m not sure how i knew what will happen in the book, at the end, i cannot remember if i figured it out or it was implied orr i was spoiled on tumblr, but from the very neggining i knew i will be crying like a baby, and to be honest that’s the only reason it took me 4 days to read the book, …. i was crying too much.

The book is so wonderfully written i lost myself in it the moment i started readingit, i loved the main characters and the story that was told, the way it was told and how real it felt. You can see that this book isn’t just a person imagining a story like that, but the author lived through a similar experience.

One of the thingsi liked it’s the way mental illness it’s approached in the book, even if we are never sure what is the real illness one of the characters it’s suffering of, i mean, it’s never really said outloud (if i recall right …. maybe they did say it? omg, i cannot remember right now).

The things i like the most about the book, are the little quotes i still remember even though i read the book only once, the images it left me with, the lovable characters, and the sweet pain if feel whenever i remember the book, like i’ll be trying to explain to someone what the book is about and i may just start crying.

Yes, i have to admit that the book scarred me, i think for life, and i may cry every single time i remember it, but it is a unique experience to have, still remembering and hurting about how wonderful a book is, loving it so much yet not being able to read it again because it’s too painful….

I really hope i’ll be able to read it again someday, because it’s a beautiful book (and i do realize i’m overhypoing it.. sorry, but i really love it).

I think it may have a movie adaptation one day, … according to what the author writes in her page and goodreads blog (which i follow), so i hope at least, if people don’t read the book, one day they’ll get to watch the movie (hoping it’s truthful to the book and as great).

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

T5W: Books with Hard Topics

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books with Hard Topics.

A Monster Calls A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

A book about a kid dealing with his mother’s cancer and imminent death, an absent father and bullying at school.

Now that i think about it, this book has so many hard topics in it, no wonder i was crying almost all the time when i was reading it…

 

This Is Where It Ends This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp.

This is about a school shooting and why ‘everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun’.

This book was difficult to read, mostly because it tells what’s happening in a raw way, anyway, this makes the book a very powerful reading (in my opinion).

 

 

The Fault in Our Stars The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

Teenagers dealing with cancer, death and what it means to live a meaningful life.

It took me years to be able to actually read this book, the first time i tried i was crying so badly i decided to put it aside, and it sat there waiting for me for about three years.

 

 

The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Basically, a utopia and all the things that need to be done so the world seems perfect, even though life isn’t nearly as perfect as people may think.

Such an interesting way of showing what a perfect world would actually need to do to stay perfect, i read this baby in one sit, because it was so intense i couldn’t put it down.

 

 

All the Bright Places All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

This book deals with grief and mental illness, although it never gives it a particular name ( i think it’s a bipolar disorder), but the way it handles it is so powerful, i don’t have the right words.

The book also deals with some other issues, i won’t tell about because of spoilers, but as i always say, this is my favorite book ever,so i do recommend it, even with all the hard topics it touches.

 

And those are my choices! i know they are pretty known already, i just don’t read much about hard topics because i’m very sensitive and it always makes me cry so i try to stay away from that kind of books… Anyway, which books that deal with hard topic  have you read?!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

T5W: Books I Was Spoiled For

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

T5W: Books I Was Spoiled For (aka; the most annoying thing ever!!!)

5.) Gone GirlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I remember hearing about this  book for the first time when i got spoiled for it. I mean…this book and me never got a chance in hell. I blame myself though i spend too much time in tumblr., which means you get spoiled about everything… i’m pretty sure one day they’ll spoil me what’s waiting for us after we die, i just need to be around enough time…

Haven’t read it, not sure if it’s worth it now…

 

 

Looking for Alaska 4.) Looking For Alaska by John Green

Oh my god, i was so angry when i got this book spoiled, i was looking for a summary on the book before picking it up and i found the one web where they compared it to another book i read, making it a huge spoiler. I’m trying to wait a little, i haven’t read it yet… maybe one day the spoiler won’t bother me and i will read it.

 

 

 

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)3.) Winter by Marissa Meyer

So, i haven’t even started this series, but someone already cared for me to know how it all ends. I mean…really? was it necessary? I’m still convinced i’ll read this series anyway, because it seems so beautiful and it has such great reviews, i just need to find the right time and just marathon all the five/six books there are.

 

 

 

All the Bright Places2.) All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This is theonly one on the list i read after being spoiled… More like, i read it because of the spoiler. At the time i heard about this book i felt very disappointed by knowing it, but after a while, i started looking for this kind of book so it fitted me well. A wonderful book by the way, if you hadn’t read it yet… what are you waiting for?!

 

 

 

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)1.) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

This one has the most annoying spoiler in the history of books, if you don’t read the books as they were published, even though the books are from two different series, you will eventually get spoiled for the other one.. I mean, i started with The Mortal Instruments, and i didn’t want to read The Infernal Devices before i finished the first one, but by the time i did finished i spoiled TID to myself in such an annoying way i didn’t even read the last book, i don’t care people say the epilogue is the best thing ever, i just don’t.

 

 

Well, those are the books i got spoiled for, 4 out of the 5 i haven’t read, as i said before because knowing so much felt wrong, although i may pick up some of them when time passes and my anger passes… who knows?

What are the books you were spoiled for?!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.