viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014

Feature and Follow (15)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 9:46 4 comentarios

The Feature &and and Follow is hosted by TWO hosts,  of Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
This weeks Feature:


It's Picture Day!!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic.


The girl on the left is me; the lovely lady on he right is my grandma! I think I was cloned.





The pics above are from my senior year and my friends and I decided to wear same colored shirts.


Me trying to organize my closet.

All the pictures are pretty random but they are all special,

miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:44 7 comentarios

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Title: Ruin and Rising
Series: The Grisha #3
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 432
Release Date: June 17h 2014

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.



I love love this series especially the Darkling, it would make me so happy if he won in the end not only because he is my favorie but I think i would be amazing if evil won this time.

martes, 25 de marzo de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (18)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:19 2 comentarios


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List.

1) Read all the books on my to read list

I know this is completly impossible since there are always going to be new books but how cool would it be to be able to say you've read all the books you wanted.

2) Go on a no budget book buying spree.

I love books but they can be a bit pricey sometimes so a huge dream of mine would be allowed to go to a bookstore and pick everything I wanted,

3) Organize my bookshelves.

There are five shelves in my apartment but only one is organized (even if it only makes sesnse to me); but the others are just a mess.

4) Start writting.

I have so many ideas in my head but none have ever made it to paper.

5) Meet J. K. Rowling

This one explains itself, she is my Queen.

6) Own a house with a library

If said house is located somewhere int the UK my life would be perfect.

8) Go on a bookish road trip

There have been so many amazing places are mentioned in books or are known for inspiring authors that create worlds of their own; I would love to mark a map and visit some of them.

9) Own physical copies of all my books.

I have 773 ebooks ( according to my Calibre library) andI would love to have those ebooks in papaerback or hardcover.

10) Get out of his reading slump I've been stuck in.

I don't know what caused it but I can't seem to find anybooks to read right now.


viernes, 21 de marzo de 2014

The Course of True Love (And First Dates) by Cassandra Clare Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 10:54 0 comentarios
Title: The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
Series: The Bane Chronicles #10
Author:Cassandra Clare
Pages: 40
Release Date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love—but first they have a first date. 

When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame...







The last installment of the Bane Chronicles was the one book I could not wait to own, it promised me the first date of my favorite couple: Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. I preordered it, marked my calendar, spoke about it every time I could and this Tuesday when I turned on my kindle it was there! I should have seen the signs that it might not be what I was expecting.

The first sign was the change of titles in the series:


Then the constant release date changes:

But I’m a naïve fool so when I finally had it I was so happy:
 
But after reading I was: 

I have seriously read better written fan fiction than this; after all those changes in release dates I was expecting a great short story but it just fell flat, frankly I just want my money back or Cassandra Clare to tell me that it was a joke and give me a brand new book that showcases how amazing Alec and Magnus are.

Rating:

      
    
    

miércoles, 19 de marzo de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 7:50 4 comentarios

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week the book I'm waiting on is:

Title: The one
Series: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 352
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Release Date: May 6th 2014

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.



I loved The Selection but The Elite was a huge trainwreck at least for me, so I'm praying to the Gods of my favorite goods to make this at least a decent ending to this series.

martes, 18 de marzo de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (17)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:54 4 comentarios

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten Books in my Spring TBR List

 

 


Most of these books are the last books in series I have been following for the last few years and eeven though I can'twait to read them I also don't want to finish them because then there will be no more new books of that series.



miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

Blog Tour Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden+ Giveaway

Publicado por Paulina J. en 5:00 0 comentarios



Summary from Goodreads:
In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be.

Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?
Title:Sanctuary
Author: Pauline Creeden
Release Date: 09/10/13




My Review

When the Aliens decide it’s time to invade us so they do it the smart way and poison the one thing we can’t live without: Water!!. Sanctuary shows us perfectly how people will react when faced with danger and I found the way the author wrote it was very realistic.
Let’s start with the things I liked about the book:
-The way earth was being invaded was very intelligent not your usual random attack in major cities of the world but an attack on something that we can only live without for about a week. You could tell the author put a lot of thought on how we were going to be invaded.
-Jennie and Mickey. I love how their relationship was portrayed and even though there was a significant age gap between them they were caring and loving with each other.
-Hugh our smart and gentlemanly hero. Many heroes are only there to be tough and physically strong but Hugh also brought bravery and brains to the table and he never hesitated to help. Overall a very decent guy, although he is not perfect and brooding but a completely human guy.
 -Brad, Hugh’s brother and the human “villain” early on we see he  has some younger sibling issues and unlike Hugh that always tries to help Brad only looks out for himself and you know what I completely loved that about him because it shows human nature perfectly.
Now for the things I didn’t enjoy so much
-Although the book told us Jennie was a college student she felt more like a high school student, or at least that’s the vibe I got from reading her point of view.
-When it was discovered that faith acted as a shield against the infected no one seemed to question it, if they had discovered it while traveling only with the pastor it would have made more sense but they discovered it in a military base I expected the soldiers to be a bit more skeptical about the idea.
I would like to note that I’m not sure if this book can be considered Christian fiction or not, if it’s Christian fiction it is wonderfully written since it incorporates science and faith wonderfully. Another of my worries is that the ending seemed a bit rushed and I’m not sure if the book is part of a series or a standalone. But all things considered Sanctuary is a very solid read.
Rating:



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About the Author
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary is scheduled for release September 30, 2013, and has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.

One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group. 


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Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 4:30 0 comentarios


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week the book I'm waiting on is:

Title: Broken Visions
Series: Shattered Promises #3
Author Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: April 28th 2014
Gemma thought Alex was dead, that she’d made an irreversible mistake and would never see him again. But then her father resets time and she’s given another chance to be with Alex, if she can save the world and get rid of the star.

Gemma decides to follow in her father’s footsteps and attempt to change the vision of the end of the world. If she can pull it off, then maybe she can have the normal life she’s always wanted and Alex and her can have a chance for a real future.

But changing visions is dangerous, and sometimes one small mistake can lead to disastrous results.


**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content. (this is a re-imagining of my Young Adult Paranormal book, The Vision (Book 3 in the Fallen Star Series) told as a New Adult Paranormal)



This is the new adult re imagining of the Fallen Star series  which I adore, I know it's a longshot but I really want Gemma to end up with Laylen this time, it would be an excellent plot twist

martes, 11 de marzo de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (16)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 8:30 0 comentarios

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.
This week is Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in the Dystopian Genre 

1) 1984 by George Orwell


2)Brave New World by Aldous Huxley



3)The Road by Cormac McCarthy



4) Unwind by Neal Shusterman



5) Delirium by Lauren Oliver



6)The Giver by Lois Lowry


7)The Maze Runner by James Dashner


8)The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken


9) The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda


10)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Up until last year Divergent was on top of my list but after the mess called Allegiant it has unfortunately been removed untill further notice.
 

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