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July Wrap-Up!

Seriously, I can't believe July is over... Seven months of 2014 are gone now. Where is the time going?  Basically this month I’ve read 6 books and 1 novella and even though there are less books than previous months I still have to say I’m happy about my reading month. Here is the list: 1. The Ring & The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz 2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 3. Wonder by R. J. Palacio 4. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 5. Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi 6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken 7. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings I started The Ring & The Crown in June but didn’t finish it until July mainly because it was quite a disappointment for me. I thought it was gonna be a fantasy read but no, it was like a contemporary read based on a parallel  21 st century world with the mindset of the 14 th century. I gave it 2 stars. Then I picked up Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell because I’ve been dying to read this one for a l

The #ShitIHaveTooManyBooks Read-a-thon Round 2 TBR!

Okay, that title was a mouthful LOL! A few months ago, Regan from PeruseProject ( ) started her own Read-a-thon and even though I couldn’t participate in the first one I decided to take part in Round 2 because one, is summer time and two, why the heck not? I don’t have big expectations for it because I’m in a weird reading slump which means I’m reading but at slow pace which I don’t really mind either but anyways… Here is my TBR for this: 1. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi 2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins 3. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Shioban Vivian 4. La Princesa Prometida by William Goldman ( The Princess Bride ) I’m planning on reading these four books and just in case I finished them all (I wish!) I would probably pick up Noughts & Crosses  by Malorie Blackman which has been on my shelves like forever. The Read-a-thon started this last Wednesday and will end next Wednesday,

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

"Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?" The Murder Complex marks the literary debut of Lindsay Cummings and I might say it is a good one. Based on a dystopian world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate, this novel follows two characters, Meadow and Zephyr and their struggles to survive in this world. First thing readers should take into account is that this book is quiet graphic when it comes to violence. It is

Book Haul # 1

Today I bring you my first book haul ever (well, the first I do on my blog anyways). I made some cheeky purchases this month and I wanted to share them with you. Here they are: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Kiss of Deception by Mary. E. Pearson The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings Fire by Kristin Cashore The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd Entre Tonos de Gris ( Between Shades of Grey ) by Ruta Sepetys I've wanted to buy The Sikworm since it came out but I hadn't found a good copy until now. I'm a little bit peeky when it comes to buy books... I need them in perfect conditions. If they are not, I probably will not buy it. The Book of Life is the third and final installment of the All Souls Trilogy and even though I have yet to read the second book ( Shadow of Night ) I really enjoyed the first one ( A Discovery of Witches ) so I wen

Books and Songs # 1

I'm one of those people who love to hear music while reading but I don't normally tend to link certain songs to certain books . Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. However, when I saw that some booktubers were making Books and Songs video I thought it was a terrific idea and since then I have wanted to make one of my own. As you may or may not know I don’t have a Youtube channel and I didn’t really know how a blog post about this topic would turn out. You simply put the book and next the song? It sounded lame. But then again, why not making it anyways? I picked up 6 books, even though two of them go together. It will be a long post but here it goes nonetheless. Enjoy!! 1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi While reading this book I listened for the first time to Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran. Yes, yes... I know this song is old but I haven't heard it before and I thought it described perfectly well how Juliette feels about her powers and its consequences. She can't

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?" In lack of better words to describe Wonder I will say this is an incredible masterpiece of a book. I’m literally speechless. The cover of my copy has a little subtitle that says: “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”. That, combined with the title itself could have never described in a better way the book itself. A bit of a warning first: the reader will not be able to put this book down. Wonder tells the adventures of August, a 10