January 22, 2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) by Kimberly Derting (4/5 stars)
Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting (4/5 stars)
The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting (3.5/5 stars)


The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson (3.5/5 stars)

Currently reading
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

What are you reading today?
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January 19, 2018

Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson


Title: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: July 15th 2014

Rating: 3.5/5

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Princess Lia is First Daughter of the House of Morrighan, a kingdom steeped in tradition, duty, and the stories of a bygone world.  She flees on her wedding day, shirking her duty, but is determined to marry for love and not to secure a political alliance.

Pursued by bounty hunters, she finds refuge in a distant village and settles into a new life, hopeful when two handsome strangers arrive.  She doesn’t know that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.  Deception abounds and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

The Kiss of Deception is a fantasy book that takes place in a world where there are three great kingdoms, the Kingdom of Morrighan, the Kingdom of Dalbreck and the Kingdom of Venda. The Kingdom of Venda is considered savage, barbarian and its citizens have almost no interaction with the other kingdoms, and the other kingdoms are weary of them so the other two kingdoms decide to form an alliance by marrying Princess Lia, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan and the Crown Prince of the Dalbreck Kingdom.

The story begins with Princess Lia fleeing the day of her wedding along with her best friend Pauline, since she hopes to marry out of love and not out of obligation as her parents did. Both flee and begin to live in a small fishing village, working in an inn, where they think to live for the rest of their lives.

On the other hand there are two young guys that are looking for her, one is the prince of Dalbreck, whom after being jilted on the day of his wedding, he wants to meet the princess, without any apparent plan beyond knowing her. And on the other hand we have another young man who is an assassin sent to eliminate Lia. When Lia meets them, they both seem attractive but she is attracted to one of them, and what follows is a kind of friendship-courtship between her and both; and for most of the book we as readers do not know which is which, but when we finally know who is the assassin and who´s the prince the story changes and it´s when Lia's adventure begins.

Overall, I enjoyed reading The Kiss of Deception, but it took me a while to finish reading it, because when I found out the identity of the assassin and the prince, I don´t know what happened to me but I stopped reading the book, maybe it could be that I start to read it a couple of days before New Year´s Eve, but it took me more than a week to read this book, but once I got back to it, I read it relatively quickly and I do intend to continue reading the trilogy.

January 16, 2018

Top Books I Want to Read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish, but since January 2018 is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Bookish Goals For 2018
(in no particular order)
My main goal of this year is to read more books from my bookshelves and finally finish some of the trilogies or series that I´ve started.
These are some of the series I need to continue or finish in 2018.
Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian 
And also some adult book series.
Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson #11) by Darynda Jones


Other books I want start reading
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

And I also want to read one or two classics, not sure which one yet.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Persuasion by Jane Austen

What book do you plan to read in 2018?
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January 9, 2018

Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To 
(and totally plan to get to in 2018)
(in no particular order)

This year I really need to continue with all the series and/or trilogies that I had already started, so I can begin to read some others book series.
Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
I really need to finish these trilogies this year......only one book to finish them.

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

And also some adult book series.


What book you plan to read in 2018?
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January 8, 2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

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Finished reading
Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3.5/5 stars)
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong (5/5 stars)
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) by Darynda Jones (4.25/5 stars)

Currently reading

What are you reading today?
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December 12, 2017

Top Twelve Favorite Books of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish

Top Twelve Favorite Books of 2017
(in no particular order)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor (5/5 stars): I loved it! 
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (5/5 stars): This novel was a mind-blowing surprise, I loved it! A great mystery book. Review
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3) by Melina Marchetta (5/5 stars) : This year I read Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn of the Lumatere Chronicles and I LOVED them! both are 5/5 stars.


The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (4.5/5 stars)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (4.5/5 stars) Review
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (4.5/5 stars) Review

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (4.5/5 stars)
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (4.5/5 stars): This year I read Cress and Winter and I loved them both!
Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima (4.5/5 stars): I loved this book! Review


One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2) by Jeaniene Frost (5/5 stars): This year I read the complete Night Huntress series and it´s a great series and all of them are 4 stars or more but my favorite was the second book.
Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson (5/5 stars): Great beginning of a trilogy,
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) by Darynda Jones (5/5 stars): This year I read the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth book of the Charley Davidson series and I really enjoyed them and my favorites are Sixth Grave on the Edge and Seventh Grave and No Body.

What are your favorite books of this year?
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