viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2014

I'm Taking A Small Hiatus

Publicado por Paulina J. en 17:15 0 comentarios
Hello everyone, with the Holidays and my trip to Pittsburgh (I have a firm no internet rule while I'm on vacation)  approaching  I won't have time to post anything so I'm taking  a break from Blogging, I'll try to be back on the first week of January

Merry Christmas!

martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (56)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 1 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:


In this exhilarating one-hundred-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, Mark James is on the run—and on the wrong side of the law—but he'll do whatever it takes to save Sarah Hart and help the Garde.

A sequel to I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Return to Paradise, this novella picks up with Mark racing to Dulce, New Mexico, evading capture from both the Mogadorians and the FBI. On the road, his mysterious new ally—a fellow blogger from They Walk Among Us who Mark knows only by the screen name GUARD—sends him a care package to help in his quest to find Sarah. Inside is a stack of cash, high-tech equipment, and some seriously advanced weaponry, all begging Mark to once again ask the question: Just who exactly is this guy? As Mark gets closer to tracking down Sarah, he also gets closer to discovering the identity of this enigmatic figure who seems to know so much about the Loric. When the truth about GUARD is finally revealed, nothing will ever be the same.




I have mixed feelings about the main I am Number Four series but I really like reading the Novellas, I can't wait to read the new one.


lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (47)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00 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 Books I read In 2014


2014 was a a disappointing year for me reading wise, I liked a some books but I wasn't crazy about any of them. Here are the ones the best ones:







domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2014

Monday Book Recommendations (21)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

Monday is the day I choose what new books I’m going to start reading but I have so many books in my To Read Pile that sometimes it’s hard to choose so I have decided that on Monday mornings I’ll recommend some  of  my favorite books.

Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly. 

When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
 
   
      Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls, #1)



Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings. Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when James returns to the settlement, demanding to see Tess — until she finds out that it’s because her sister, Louisa, has been recruited into Tess’s old position at Templeton, and that the dangerously sadistic chosen one George has taken an interest in her.
 
   
      Naturals (The Lost Souls, #2)
    



The dramatic conclusion to the Lost Souls trilogy, which answers readers’ questions and finally pits natural Tess against the true enemies of Templeton, the creators

Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers. As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators-the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt's epic Lost Souls trilogy.



This series is one of my favorites and it certainly deserves more love and praise



jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2014

The Forgotten by Saruuh Kelsey Mini Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

The Forgotten 

The Lux Guardians #1

by Kindle Edition                                                                 Published June 20th 2013
Good and goodness will prevail. 

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin. 

Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States are planning to kill them. 

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy. 

In Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy – the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.


Great World building and concept but all the different points of view made it a very hard and confusing read.

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (55)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00 4 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:


Rose spent most of her life asleep. Otto spent his as an object.

Rose Fitzroy woke from her long sleep to a changed world and new life. Her friend Otto watched her from afar, longing for what he felt he couldn't have. But just when things seem to be going right, his own biology backfires, sending him into a deathly spiral that neither of them can stop. His only hope lies on the distant ice moon of Europa, where an experimental treatment might bring him back from the brink.

But Europa is in a state of revolution, and Otto's brother Quin is tangled up in it. With Otto going slowly insane, and Rose haunted by ghosts of her old life, more than one world may soon be destroyed around them.




In the superb stand-alone novel A LONG, LONG SLEEP we saw her survive assassination attempts and heartbreak alike. Now, in the stand-alone sequel, Rose must take control of her future for the sake of her friends - and find a way to protect them without unwittingly caging them in love..."




I was so excited to hear that there was going to be a sequel to "A Long Long Sleep", can't wait to read it although I have to admit that the cover creeps me out a little bit.

lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (46)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00 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 New-To-Me Authors of 2014


1)Morgan Matson
2)Katherine Longshore
3)Rosamund Hodge
4)Sara Raasch
5)Abigail Haas 
6)Sara B. Larson
7)Rachel Hawkins
8)Alex London
9)Jenny Han
10)Colleen Oakes

domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2014

Monday Book Recommendations (20)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00 0 comentarios


Monday is the day I choose what new books I’m going to start reading but I have so many books in my To Read Pile that sometimes it’s hard to choose so I have decided that on Monday mornings I’ll recommend some  of  my favorite books.

Insiders Duology by Maria V. Snyder


Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.


I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
 
 

   

      Inside Out (Insider, #1)

Me? A Leader? Okay, I did prove that there's more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion - between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that ruled. Because of me, we're free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again - while still touching base with Riley, of course. He's the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there's outside and then there is Outside. And something from Outside wants In
 
   
      Outside In (Insider, #2)

miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2014

The Appeal of Evil by Pembroke Sinclair Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:25 1 comentarios
The Appeal of Evil

Pembroke Sinclair
Kindle Edition
Published January 17th 2014 by Booktrope

Katie wants to invest her heart and soul in love, but she may lose both to Hell. 


Katie, a senior in high school, is torn between loving the "good" guy, her childhood friend Wes who makes promises he doesn't keep and abandons her when she needs him the most, and the "bad" guy, the new kid at school Josh who is also a real demon from Hell. Katie wants someone who pays attention to her and puts her first, but what is she willing to give up to find him?



*I recieved this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

I have to admit that this review was very hard to write, I actually had to re read the book a couple of times to be able to write it.

The Appeal of Evil is very aptly named since the main focus of the book ids the eternal choice we all have, whether we decide to be god or bad.

Katie our main character find herself  in the middle of the battle between a Demon and a Demon Hunter, overall she was an interesting main character and I was able to connect with her a lot my main issue is that outside of the boys I really didn’t get to know much about Katie, I wanted to see her fears, goals, her past and not only about her crush on her childhood best friend and her attraction to the most popular boy in school. Although I have to say I loved her for not forgiving Wes and believing everything he told her.

Another thing I really liked about the book was the fact that there were parents involved in the book, in many YA books parents tend to disappear and not notice if their kid is the hospital or something. Katie’s mom was there and present in her daughters life and even took decisions that made Katie mad at her but she still took them because that’s what she fell was best for her daughter.

As for the boys I wasn’t a fan of either but I do understand why they acted the way they did, it would have been interesting to see a  little bit more of the Praesuls and Demons since these things defined both boys.

Rating:


martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (54)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 22:00 2 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:


Take The Princess Diaries and add magic, murder and mystery, and you've got SUSPICION. A delightful read!"—Amy Plum, author of the of the international bestselling Die For Me series

"If Alfred Hitchcock had directed Downton Abbey, the result would have been this book. Alexandra Monir takes us on a gripping, nonstop thrill ride with just the right amount of supernatural and an ending that you definitely won't suspect. I devoured it in one sitting."—Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy


Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor.

Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.
 





I loved Alexandra Monir's Timeless series and I can't wait to see this new series.



 

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