Room (trailer)

Room is one of the many books becoming movies in 2015, based on the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, and it’s about a 5-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) being cared for by “Ma,” played by Brie Larson.

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. 

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. 

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another

I have to be honest, I don’t know if I want to read the book – it’s not really my thing – but the trailer looks freaking amazing, and I want this to come out NOW! Check it out.

The Assassin’s Blade (Sarah J. Maas)

Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins’ Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive. 

Arobynn’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever… 

Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

This book is a bind up of 5 novelas that are set up before Throne of Glass. Actually, about the events that lands Celaena at the salt mines of Endovier… and this reads more like a novel than 5 different novellas.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

I thought this novella was a great introduction to the story, to Celaena and Sam, to their bond (or lack thereof) and to what set things in motion…

4/5 Stars

The Assassin and the Healer

This one felt so short, but I really liked Yrene and I wanted to see more of her. Hopeful we will 😀 !

4/5 Stars

The Assassin and the Desert

I really liked the Silent Assassins and I want the Mute Master and Ilias to come back and help Celaena sometime in her life, because they were awesome. I also loved Ansel, despite everything, and my heart broke when she did what she did, though I could sympathize with her… I didn’t like the fact that she killed her lover (than was totally in love with her) with so much ease. I’ll be eagerly awaiting for their return.

And why didn’t Sam meet her in the desert? o_O I wanted him to go to her!

4.5/5 Stars

The Assassin and the Underworld

This was my favorite novella. I loved Sam. I loved jealous Celaena. I loved their badassery. I hated Arobynn Hamel, since he beat the crap out of both of them, and I wanted to kill him! How dare he? Use Celaena’s money to buy Lysandra’s bidding? GRRRR!!! I could have killed him! And then he did what he did…

Sam though… ❤

“I love you,” he repeated shaking her again. “I have for years. And he hurt you and made me watch because he’s always known how I felt, too. And if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.”

Can we talk about the fact that Dorian asked her to dance and to be HIS for a few dances?! 😀 My fangirl heart almost gave away at that. But Sam was there 😉 .

5/5 Stars

The Assassin and the Empire

The only problem I have with this novella is that it has a short time span. Why on Earth did SJM only give 1 month of happiness to Sam and Celaena? Are you kidding me? The boy spent his life loving her and only gets one month of sleeping happily beside her, without even getting lucky or she saying that she loves him? That’s cruel! She even took away the good soap!

Have I mentioned how much I hate Arobynn?


I broke at the end. Not because Sam died – I knew it was coming after all – but because of how she reacted. Her grief was so raw… that it broke my heart. Her trip to Endovier was TORTURE!!!

“I’m Celaena Sardothien and I will not be afraid.”


4.5/5 Stars

Overall, I really enjoyed this novellas and how they flowed together. I did wished that it spanned throughout more time. I wanted Celaena and Sam’s connection to be stronger than it was. I wanted to see more of Sam as well, I feel like 3 novellas was not enough.

Now I’m feeling the urge to go through the last 2 books to find any reference I might have missed about any of these people.

Also, I love Celaena. When she says that she will consider leaving some of her shoes, but no way is she going to leave her books… my girl!

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars


Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book With My OTP


Hello, welcome back for the 4th week ok Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “It’s getting a little chilly outside. Better cuddle up *wink wink*! Choose a book that your O.T.P. is in.“. For this week I chose a book that has ONE of my OTPs on it, because really, who has just one? So The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, because it’s the first time that Alec and Magnus are together. But seriously, one OTP?

Original Over:

I like this cover! It’s the one I own (one of them at least) and it’s pretty! It features Clary 😉 .



Look at that! A book that exists in Portugal AND Spain! I’m so proud! However, and don’t ask me why, Spain and Portugal inverted the covers, they used the original one from City of Bones (with Jace) for City of Ashes, and vice-versa.



I’m in love with the new UK covers for The Mortal Instruments, so much so that I bought the whole series again with these covers 😀 . I also really like the new US cover and the Bulgarian one is strangely beautiful.



The Polish and Italian are probably my least favorites, actually, they’re pretty bad, especially the Polish. I mean, who is that? is that supposed to be Izzy?