February 20, 2018

Top Ten Books I’ve Lost Interest In

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now id hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

 Books I’ve Decided Not to Read this Year
(in no particular order)
Today´s topic is Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading, but I decided to change it to book I´m not going to read this year, these are book that had been in my bookshelf or kindle for years and I don´t see myself reading them soon. Maybe I change my mind.
Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre: I own the trilogy.
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano: I own the trilogy.
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young: I own two books of the trilogy.

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons: I own two books of the trilogy.
The Boyfriend List (Ruby Oliver #1) by E. Lockhart: I own the four books of the series.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger: I also own it.

Ruby Red (Precious Stone #1) by Kerstin Gier: I own the trilogy.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: It´s the only one that I don´t have.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Have you read any of them?
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February 19, 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
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella (3.5/5 stars)
Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch (4/5 stars)

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (3.5/5 stars)

What I´m going to read next?
Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong

What are you reading today?
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February 16, 2018

Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting


Title: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 16th 2010

Rating: 4/5

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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... she might become his next prey.

This is the second time I read The Body Finder and I quite enjoyed it, maybe not as much as when I read it in 2011, but it is still a good story of the paranormal-mystery genre with some romance and has its creepy and chilling parts. I do recommended it.

The Body Finder tells the story of Violet, a sixteen-year-old girl that for as long as she can remember she can detect the bodies of animals that did not die of natural causes, since the bodies leave an echo to which she´s pulled when she is near them . In all her life she had only found a human body when she was a child while playing in the forest, but that changed when a sixteen years old Violet, found the body of a young girl and from that moment her is life changed, because she found one of victims of a serial killer who has been terrorizing her town.

Part of her ability is that she can detect echoes in animals or people that were killed and the other part is that she can detect an identical imprint in the killer, so when Violet discovers that the body she found is not the first victim she decides to do something about it with her ability and try to find the killer with the help of her reluctant best friend Jay.

A part that I liked a lot about this book is that there are certain chapters from the killer point of view, these chapters made it a bit creepy, which is good in this kind of books.

The plot is not only to find the murderer, but also about the possible romance between Violet and Jay, whom is her best friend, and to whom she recently been attracted to.

And something that could not be missing (if not, there was no story to tell) is that Violet, more than once put herself in danger. Added to this the story takes place in a small town that is surrounded by forest, in fact the backyard of Violet´s house is a forest, which increases the suspense in some scenes.

I was glad to read it again, since the first time I only read the first two books in the tetralogy and I need to know how Violet's story ends.

February 13, 2018

Top Seven Favorite Book Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created bThe Broke and the Bookish but now id hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Seven Favorite Book Couples
(in no particular order)
These are my favorite book couples of  books that I´ve read in the last couple of years.
You can also see my Top Ten favorite book couples of last year here

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
There are some couples that didn´t got together until the last book of the series.
Lara Jean and Peter from To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han
I´ve only read the first two books.

Finnikin and Evanjalin from the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy by Melina Marchetta

Quintana and Froi from the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy by Melina Marchetta
Loved the trilogy and this couple.

Cress and Captain Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyer
My favorite couple of the series.

Alexia Tarabotti and Lord Maccon from Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
Loved their interaction.

Cat and Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost 
I reread this series last year and I liked the again.

Kate and Curran from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
One of my favorite couples.

Which are your favorite book couples?
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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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