martes, 28 de abril de 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (72): The Heir by Kiera Cass

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 3 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: The Heir
Series: The Selection #4
Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 5th 2015

Publisher: Harper Teen

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.







Ok, The Selection is that series I just love to hate, book one was a great read for me and all of the Novellas were pretty nice in my opinion but book 2 and 3 were painful to read, I just can't stand America (the character, not the country) but for some reason I just couldn't resist adding this new book maybe I'll genuinely like it since it's told from another persons point of view or maybe I'll just continue to love this train wreck either way I'm excited for this one.


lunes, 27 de abril de 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (62): Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters That Live In The Best Places

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 8 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.

 Top Ten  Books Which Feature Characters Who 

We have all read a book that take amazing places or an entirely different world, I can'r be the only one that has thought: Why can't I live there? So I'm listing the characters that live in places I want lo live in or at least get to see.

1) Harry Potter: Yes I would love to live in Hogwarts but I wouldn't mind living in the UK either, this has actually been a particular dream of mine since I'm a kid.

2)Lyra Belaqua: Another character that lives in the Uk but she lives in an alternate version of London, I've always wanted to see what my Daemon would look like, if I get a choice I would love for it to be a tiger.

3)Eragon: He gets to live in Alagaësia, I definitely would prefer to live there during the Golden Age of the Dragonriders or after the end of the series and be a student in Eragons Dragon Rider school.

4)Celia Bowen: I would love to live in Le Cirque des Reves, travel the world and see what acts she and Marco come up with it.

5)Bertie Shakespeare Smith: Her home is the Théâtre Illuminata, a magical theatre where all the characters that are played are actually alive, imagine getting to yell at a character you hated or hug one you loved.


domingo, 26 de abril de 2015

Monday Book Recommendations (38): Magic Most Foul Series by Leanna Rennee Hieber

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.



Title: Darker Still
Series: Magic Most Foul #1
Author: Leanna Rennee Hieber
Date Published: November 8th 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

I was obsessed.

It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I'd ever seen--everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable...utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike.

There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.

I've crossed over into his world within the painting, and I've seen what dreams haunt him. They haunt me too. He and I are inextricably linked--bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas-lit cobblestone streets of Manhattan. Unless I can free him soon, things will only get Darker Still.

Title: The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stuart
Series: Magic Most Foul #2
Author: Leanna Rennee Hieber
Date Published: November 1st 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

For Natalie Stewart, a normal life has never seemed so far away. Her only solace, Lord Jonathan Denbury, is wanted for murder. To clear his name, Denbury must return to England and assume the role of his demon doppelganger. But Natalie begins to doubt his true motives, especially as a new gentleman begins whispering in her ear.






Title: The Double Life of Incorporate Things
Series: Magic Most Foul #3
Author: Leanna Rennee Hieber
Date Published: November 29th 2013
Publisher: Creatspace 

Just when we think our nightmares are over, the Society has invented a new horror. Around every corner a shadow; behind every whisper a demon. If we don't end what the devils began, we will all die haunted...

The finale in the acclaimed Magic Most Foul trilogy, the trauma and the terror of the Master's Society has only escalated for the dashing Lord Denbury and brave, feisty Miss Natalie Stewart. A new terror has been unleashed in Manhattan. Together they, with their stalwart friends and unlikely heroes, take the fight directly to the Denbury estate, where fresh evils have awakened. But are they prepared for all the sacrifices that shall be asked of them? With their very lives and the sanctity of their mortal souls at stake, Natalie and Jonathon are past the point of no return...



This was really different, but in a good way, it's immensely magic both "good" and "black" magic, the author does have a very unique style in writing that just pulls you in and makes you feel like you went back in time.

sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Weekly Recap April 20th-April 26th

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios

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viernes, 24 de abril de 2015

Stacking The Shelves (62)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 2 comentarios

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course e books!

Many new book I wanted arrived this week, we'll see how much I like these





The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Publicado por Paulina J. en 19:00 0 comentarios
Title: The Shadows 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Author: J.R. Ward 
Date Published: March 31st 2015

Publisher: NAL

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice...



This was supposed to showcase two different love stories one has been building up for some time and the other one seemed pretty random. To be honest I haven't been happy with J.R. Wards work for the more recent books but to  read that the author herself is bored with her own work and characters and that she basically wrote this book just because made me very mad as a reader, I prefer to have no book at all or to wait longer to buy it than to get a mediocre book.

We got to glimpse several storylines like Quinn and his brother and others that I really don't care very much about, there were just too many and new character introductions and pointless character interaction *cough Layla cough* Xcor couhg*

Basically I think the author should just let this world rest and find something new to write about something else entirely.

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jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

Feature and Follow Friday (43)

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 13 comentarios

The Feature and 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 question:

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you?

My Blog's name does have a bit of sentimental value for me; Pixie is  nickname my mother gave me when I was a little girl, it started as something random she called me but it stuck;  it's became so used that my parents and brother only use my real name (Paulina) when I'm in trouble. Since I'm only 5'1 people often describe me as little, my dad often calls me Little Pixie so that is the main reason behind the blog's name I just added the word Book to it since it's a book blog!:)


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 19:00 2 comentarios
Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 
Series: None
Author:Becky Albertalli 
Date Published: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Penguin
'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' Teen Vogue
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.
Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. 
But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.
Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . .
It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

I honestly didn't think I would enjoy this much as I did, Simon made it easy for me to like him, he felt so real to me all his thoughts, doubts, fears and emotions in general were so well written, but not in a pretentious way. He proves that emails can woo someone with emails and correct grammar.

The thing that most amazed me overall was how genuine, not only Simon but all the other aspects like family relationships, friends and the fact that there are people that are willing to hurt you.

The book is will make you crave Oreos

Favorite Quote

"White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”

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miércoles, 22 de abril de 2015

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold Giveaway

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30 0 comentarios


Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations. 

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. 

There are currently five books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (book 1), Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost (book 2), Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (book 3), and Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (book 4), and Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (book 5). Each book can be read as a standalone.

“In the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series the heroine finds herself in a new geographic location in each book. The series will eventually have a total of 13 books in it (maybe more) and her flight around the world will be completed in the end,” says Iain. “The books are sequential but one could definitely read any of the later ones before reading the earlier ones.”

For more information, go to http://www.kittyhawkworld.com/

About the Author:

Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.

Iain is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Reading/e/B00B0NGI6Q/

Connect with Iain on Twitter and Goodreads.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!!



Great by Sara Benincasa Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 19:00 2 comentarios
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In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.

Everyone loves a good scandal.

Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.

Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa's darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers.



I've never read The Great Gatsby, I saw the movie that had Leonardo DiCaprio in it and all the pretty dresses and scenes convinced me to buy the book, this retelling made me  not want to read the original ever.

Naomi/Nick Carraway: was the typical girl that life's been good to her all things considered but still finds something to complain about, like how her mother is a self made millionaire, that worked hard for all her money. How dare she want to succeed in life! Did I mention Naomi claims to be a feminist? Overall Naomi had a "I'm not like most girls" attitude.

Jacinta/ Jay Gatsby: If I described Jacinta in one word it would be CREEPY, if I met a person that knew every little detail about someone else life I wouldn't find it awesome and mature it's creepy.

Delilah/ Daisy: A sterotypical socialite, there is no more to her character.

***Spoiler alert***

The author tried to give a big twist with Delilah and Jacinta being lesbians but to me the relationship felt forced, it was always obvious that Jacinta was obsessed with Delilah but I felt that it was in a celebrity sort of way  and not in relationship type of way, it was like the author was thinking: How can I shock my readers? Oh I know let's make these two lesbians. The fact that we see the relationship through Naomi's eyes didn't help either.

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