Saturday, February 28, 2015

[FEB] 2015 Challenges Wrap-Up

As some of you may know, I went completly cuckoo with challenges and almost sign up in everything I could. So, basically to keep track and letting you all know how good or bad my months are going, I'm doing these monthly wrap-ups. January wrap-up post is here, if you want to see and you can found the list of all my challenges here. THESE BELOW are only the updates of THIS month. Sooo, that's it! Au reviour, amis!
Dystopia Reading Challenge 2015

Goal: 24 books or more/ 2 books per month or more
Read Last Month: 4 books
Read This Month: 3 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Fairest, by Marissa Meyer
2. The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
3. Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle


365 Days of YA Reading Challenge

Goal: 14 books per season/ 4.6 books per month
Read Last Month: 9 books
Read This Month: 10 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Illusions of Fate, by Kiersten White
2. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
3. The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
4. I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios
5. The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
6. Top Ten Clues You Are Clueless, by Liz Czukas
7. The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
8. The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
9. Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff
10. Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle

2015 Contemporary Challenge
by The Book Belles

Goal: 26 books in total/3 books per month
Read Last Month: 14 books
Read This Month: 3 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios
2. Top Ten Clues You Are Clueless, by Liz Czukas
3. Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff


2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Goal: 26 books in total/1 per letter
Read Last Month: 11 books
Read This Month: 11 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
Emeral Green, by Kersten Gier
Fairest, by Marissa Meyer
Her Dark Curiosity, by Megan Shepherd
The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
Promised, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier
Unveiled, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle
The Young Elites, by Marie Lu

2015 Monthly Key Word Challenge
by Bookmark to Blog

Goal: 12 books/1 book per month
Read Last Month: 1 book
Read This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo


2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Goal: 120 books in total
Read Last Month: 24 books
Read This Month: 26 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Illusions of Fate, by Kierten White
2. Promised, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
3. Denied, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
4. Unveiled, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
5. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
6. The Witch of Duva, by Leigh Bardugo
7. The Tailor, by Leigh Bardugo
8. The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
9. Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier
10. Sapphire Blue, by Kersten Gier
11. I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios
12. Emerald Green, by Kersten Gier
13. Fairest, by Marissa Meyer
14. The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
15. Top Ten Clues You Are Clueless, by Liz Czukas
16. Fifty Shades Darker, by EL James [re-read]
17. Fifty Shades Freed, by EL James [re-read]
18. The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
19. This Man Confessed, by Jodi Ellen Malpas [re-read]
20. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, by Cassandra Clare & Sara Rees Brennan
21. The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
22. Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff
23. Her Dark Curiosity, by Megan Shepherd
24. A Cold Legacy, by Megan Shepherd
25. Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle
26. A Home for Lily, by Elizabeth Kelly

2015 Reading Challenge
by I don't know, I found it in 9gag, but some people have said its from PopSugar and I don't know what that is

Goal: 47 things to rule out, no # of books
Ruled Out Last Month: 15 points
Ruled Out This Month: 6 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. A book with non-human characters: The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
2. A trilogy: One Night, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
3. A book with a color on the title: Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier
4. A book that was writen originally in other language: Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier [German]
5. A book set in christmas: Top Ten Clues You Are Clueless, by Liz Czukas
6. A banned book: Fifty Shades Darker, by EL James

I guess that's it! As I said last month, February was the month of Fantasy and LOVE, so I did read a lot of romance and fantasy book and mostly both of them combined. Wishing you all the best in all your challenges because mine are going good and I hope it goes that way the whole year. PLUS, March is the month of Taking Control TBR Reading Challenge! I'm going to do wrap-ups once a week to keep you inform of how I'm doing. Are you going to participate? What are you going to read? What did you read? Do you have a wrap-up too? Let me see!

[R] A Home for Lily, by: Elizabeth Kelly

A Home for Lily
by: Elizabeth Kelly

★★★★★

Trapped in a loveless marriage with a baby on the way, Lily Castro doesn’t believe life can get any worse until a car accident changes everything. Now, alone and broke, she’ll do whatever it takes to provide for her baby.

Firefighter and single dad, Logan Anderson, needs a nanny for his traumatized child, Hazel. When the fragile woman he rescued from the wreckage of a car shows up at the station to say thank you and applies for the job, he agrees to hire her.

Lily is determined to keep her new job as a nanny. It means the difference between keeping and losing her baby. But will her growing feelings for her new employer destroy her chance at a fresh start for both her and her baby?

StS [9]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of this meme by visiting the official launch page here.
February 7, 2015 to March 7, 2015

As you may, or not, know I do not tent to do this weekly. So before the next month comes up, I will do this today. Here are all my reads in the past few weeks, what I'm reading and what I expect to read in the next week. Fantasy February is over and now comes in Taking Control TBR... I did pretty good this month. Also, in March, is the end of Winter season in 365 Days of YA Reading Challenge, so I'm hoping to read all I can of that infographic, the only downer is that I can't ready any new releases from March because of Taking Control TBR Challenge. Well, wish me luck!

Read These Past Weeks (not in order):
○ Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
○ The Witch of Duva, by Leigh Bardugo
○ The Tailor, by Leigh Bardugo
○ The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
○ Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier
○ Sapphire Blue, by Kersten Gier
○ Emerald Green, by Kersten Gier
○ I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios
○ Top Ten Clues You're Clueless, by Liz Czukas
○ Fairest, by Marissa Meyer
○ Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff
○ The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
○ The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
○ Her Dark Curiosity, by Megan Shepherd
○ A Cold Legacy, by Megan Shepherd
○ The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
○ A Home for Lily, by Elizabeth Kelly
○ Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle
○ Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, by Cassadra Clare & Sara Rees Brennan

Currently Reading:
○ Love & Other Theories, by Alexis Bass

What I Hope to Read:
○ For Darkness Shows the Stars, by Diana Peterfreund
○ The Sin Eater's Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury
○ Since You've Been Gone, by Morgan Matson

That's it guys! That was basically my month, but there is a challenges February wrap-up post coming right up soon today. I did really good advances, I think. What are you stacking in your shelves?

Friday, February 27, 2015

[R] Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by: Katie Coyle

Vivian Apple at the End of the World
(Vivian Apple #1)
by: Katie Coyle

★★★☆☆

Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that's left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.

The Friday 56 [1]

The Friday 56
hosted by Freda's Voice


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky in Freda's Voice blog. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.


It's my first time doing this! And I will try do it as often as I can. Enjoy my snippet of: Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle.



"How many Believers were actually Raptured, thought?" I ask. "I was hoping they'd have an exact number by now."
"I can give you the exact number," says Grandpa Grant. "It's a big fat zero. Nodoby was Raptured, Vivian. There's no such thing as a Rapture."
"I meant, you know, how many people disappeared," I say quietly, cowed by the disdain in my grandfather's voice.
"I'm sure they'll have a more exact number at some point," my grandmother says dismissively. "For now, why don't you get some rest? We still have a ways to go before New York."
I lean back and shut up.

That was at page 56 and I'm now 123 pages in. It's not that interesting, but I will not give up. I mean, in some point it has to become interesting, right? I hope so.

[R] A Cold Legacy, by: Megan Shepherd

A Cold Legacy
(The Madman's Daughter #3)
by: Megan Shepherd

★★★★★

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

[R] Her Dark Curiosity, by: Megan Shepherd

Her Dark Curiosity
(The Madman's Daughter #2)
by: Megan Shepherd

★★★★★

To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

Swoon Thursday #YABound [3]

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button and share it on your blog. We want to know!
 Her Dark Curiosity
(The Madman's Daughter #2)
by: Megan Shepherd

To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

my fave swoon over scene so far... (69% pages in)
He tucked a loose strand of my hair back tenderly. When I dared to look into his eyes, I was surprised to find them absent of any judgment. "I already knew, Juliet."
I swallowed. "What?"
"I saw what you did that night. It took me a long time to understand how you could do such a thing, and it frightened me, too, for a while. But I know you. I love you. You did it for the greater good. You see a chance for redemption in even the darkest beast." He titled my chin up. "You're brilliant like your father, but you've none of his cruelty. I thought I might have lost you tonight, and I discovered there's nothing in the world that frightens me more. I want to always be with you."
He touched his lips to mine. "Marry me," he whispered.
My heart stopped. The world stopped.
It can be weird scene if you don't know the whole story, but the thing is how he ask her to marry him, which for me is swoon worthy. That's my Swoon Over Scene!
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [8]


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 Vanishing Girls
by: Lauren Oliver

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.




I have always love Lauren Oliver's words, yet I have not read Rooms, but I'm sure I will love it, so will I love this book too. I like how this author captures a feeling and put it in some beautiful words. I just want to read this book ASAP, but it comes out on March 10, 2015. And you... what are you waiting on?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

[R] Playlist of the Dead, by: Michelle Falkoff

Playlist of the Dead
by: Michelle Falkoff

★★★½☆

A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend's suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.

Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you'll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it's only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that's always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it's about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.

TTT [11]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books


#10
Melanie/Wanda
in The Host
by: Stephenie Meyer

#09
Kami Glass
in Lynburn Legacy
by: Sara Rees Breenan



#08
June Iparis
in Legend
by: Marie Lu

#07
Juliette Ferrars
in Shatter Me
by: Tahareh Mafi



#06
Yelena Zaltana
in Study
by: Maria V. Snyder

#05
Ruby Daly
in The Darkest Minds
by: Alexandra Bracken


#04
Tessa Gray
in The Infernal Devices
by: Cassandra Clare

#03
Katy Swartz
in Lux
by: Jennifer L. Armentrout


#02
Clary Fray
in The Mortal Instruments
by: Cassandra Clare

#01
Linh Cinder
in The Lunar Chronicles
by: Marissa Meyer




Some Other Chicks that Deserve to Be Mentioned:
Penryn in Penry & the End of Days, by Susan Ee
Alexandria Andros in The Covenant, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rhoma Grace in Zodiac, by Romina Russell
Adelina Amouteru in The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
Alexa Hollen in Defy, by Sara B. Larson
Mare Barrow in Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
Cassie Sullivan in The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

TELL ME YOURS!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Versatile Blogger Award!


Well... I got no words. I was nominated, first, by Ever So Mela, which I really appreaciate and I did not know why I didn't make this post before. Then I was nominated by Diaries of a Book Lover and it became something I couldn't ignore one more day. Thank you, girls, for nominating me... now, the worst task is to find fifteen people to nominate.

Rules:
1. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging.
2. Let the bloggers know that you've nominated them.
3. Share 10 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

Nominees (I will only nominate people I want, not entirely new bloggers):
1. Eduardo @ Booming Books
2. Stephanie @ Steph in Wonderland
3. Jazmen @ ThisGirlReadsALot
I GOT NO ONE MORE TO NOMINATE THAT IT WASN'T NOMINATED BEFORE! *if you want me to nominate you, I do... do this!*

Facts:
1. First is the name basis... Everyone, well almost everyone, calls me Sam (or samie/sammy), but its not my real name, those are my initials. My name is Stephanie Aimeé Román Morales, you see SAM.
2. When I was little, I hate books. I hate to read. But everything change until Twilight. Don't judge, I was a teen in 7th grade.
3. After reading Twilight, I went directly to Percy Jackson and then I tried mangas (The Death Note series). It was good, but not my actually cup of tea, so I keep reading books.
4. I use glasses, but then I don't use them at all... I should.
5. I love to dye my hair in different colors. So far my hair have been caramel, red, orange, dark pink and now, purple. But I will never be black.
6. I live in a tiny island in the middle of Caribbean ocean called Puerto Rico. Search for it, because its beautiful and you will envy me... I actually envy you, people who live in USA.
7. I dream to be rich and buy all the books I want. Fill my house of books and make a library of it... just for me, there's that.
8. I want to travel the world, but then I'm not rich yet.
9. I have changed three times of mayor, because I couldn't comprenhend what I wanted, which is books and to begin, at last, I changed to English Mayor. I hope that books are in my near future.
10. I'm really not good talking about me, but I'm sure if some one asked I would answer just fine.

IT'S DONE! *phew*

[R] The Madman's Daughter, by: Megan Shepherd

The Madman's Daughter
(The Madman's Daughter #1)
by: Megan Shepherd

★★★★★

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dress Up That Cover [3] ~ The Chaos of Stars

Dress Up That Cover is a feature made by Kim [Divergent Gryffindor] where you create an outfit based merely on the cover, not the story nor what the characters would wear. Colors of the outfit will all be taken from the cover design, so the books can be ones that you haven't read yet. All sets will be created via Polyvore.

I'm trying to become a badass in dresing covers, but its kind of tough, guys. The first cover I dress up was one that I read (an okay read), my second one was for a book that I haven't read and now, I choose a book that I read and love it a lot. So, The Chaos of Stars (by Kiersten White) is simply one of my many favorites. I chose something formal, but chick and simple (that's why the cover for iPhone. I try to find a dress with many stars in it, but no luck. So I made the dress a dark blue night sky and the accesories gold. I like the end result.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

[R] The Jewel, by: Amy Ewing

The Jewel
(The Lone City #1)
by: Amy Ewing

★½☆☆☆

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday [7]


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

 Dream of Me
(Dream Maker #1)
by: Quinn Loftis


In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.

The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.

Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.

The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?

“Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her. 

I'm SO SO waiting for this book to come out. I love Quinn Loftis writing and I can say that its one of my favorite authors. If you haven't read any of her books, you should. They are swoon worthy and action-packed. This book is for a new series, and even though I'm still waiting for sequels of other series of her, I will certainly read this book when it comes out, which is in February 28. So... what are you waiting on?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TTT [10]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top 10 11 Book Related Problems I Have

#10
Translations - If you aren't from a country that has two or more offial languages, you cannot see the struggle. My two languages are English (duh) and Spanish (blah). So, the struggle is to see how bad translations are from English to Spanish, is so not good that I deny to read anything in Spanish unless it was written in that language. Believe me if you are trying to learn Spanish, do NOT by any circunstances read a book translated from English to Spanish (you will be lost the whole way).

#09
Book-To-Movie Adaptations - This is a topic that anyone can talk a lot about it, but to keep it single I will say just this... I have a love-hate relantionship with them. Some are very good, others not so much and some are just terrible. For me, is always good to watch them. I talk full-length about it in this post.

#08
Giving Up - In other words, DNF a book. I don't like to this much, but I have done it in some ocassions (seven to be exact). I always like to finish a book, even if I don't like it. I tent to what to know how it ends and if I didn't like it, then I rate it one or two stars, simple. Giving up is just something I don't like. See this post.

#07
Book Comparisons - Oh, I hate them so much. I hate even much when I do them. It's kind of hard not to in some cases, but I still hate myself to do it. I really don't like the phrases saying that some book is just like The Hunger Games or even something like its a combination between Rainbow Rowell with John Green. I hate them! See this post.

#06
Paperback or Hardcover? - Please, please, don't make me chose. I will always chose hardcover, no matter what. But they are awfully expensive and sometimes the paperback is better. When I'm reading a hardcover, I take off the dust jacket so I don't ruin it. The downside is that no one knows what really I'm reading. The upside of paperback is that I can show off the book, but the downside is that if I bend it too much it ruins the spin or the pages will not close good enough as new. *sighs*

#05
Release Dates - I HATE TO WAIT! Do I need to say more?

#04
Libraries - In my country there isn't much libraries. That I know of, there's only two and like an hour away from where I live. The prices are awfully expensive, there are no BN and they do not have too many good books as I would love. PLUS most of the books are in Spanish, damn. That's why I buy my books online.

#03
Cliffhangers - I HATE THEM! Do you not? I mean, its good thing to have them as an author, because that guarantees that you will read the next book. But when the next book is going to be out a year after you read the book... I DONT LIKE TO WAIT (see number five). Not going to say more.

#02
Endings - I'm talking about the end end. The one that exists after the whole series is done. The epilogue.... That end. Some times I just want more. Meaning that some times (most of the time), I really want another chapter telling me how good everything goes and how happy they (characters) are. Like, who wouldn't want how Eleanor & Park end, right?

#01
Cover Changes - This is the biggest problem I have. Seriously authors, don't change your covers in the middle of the series. Because I already have some of them and the new ones will not match. For example; the Across the Universe covers are gorgeous, or at least the first two, the third was the let down. Why change the covers when you really like the first ones?

PLUS ONE
Mass-Paperback Books - I really hate that they actually exist. I don't really know why they do, but I have two of them and I kind of hate them. They have the right cover, but they aren't the same height as the other paperbacks. Why, oh, why?

What are your problems? Do you have some of mine too?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

#LfBReadathong [Wrap-Up]

#LfBReadthon hosted by Jesse [Novel Heatbeat]
The Readathon is over! Yey and nay... I'm happy its over because I can keep calm and not thinking about sprinting to read to make it up in my readings, but I'm sad its over because I had fun. Here is the progress of my last day:
Currently Reading: The Jewel, by Amy Ewing [46 pages in]
Pages Read Before: 2013 pages
Pages Read Today: 440 pages
Total Pages Read: 2453 pages
Books Completed: 7 books
Books Read (review on the title):
I made it! I'm so happy that I made it. If you count it almost looks that I read a book per day, which was not the case. I really like this readathon, hoping to see it again next year!