Book Traveling Thursdays: An Amazing Gift!

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Hello, welcome back to another 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 “December is the month of giving. Choose a book in which a character gives an amazing gift to a loved one!!“. This is a hard one! I was in between several books, but those that had physical gifts, didn’t have enough covers, so I settled for an emotional one. I almost didn’t use this one, because it doesn’t have that many covers, but ultimately, what Raffe gives for Penryn in End of Days (Susan Ee) is so much more than any other one I could mention… if you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!


Original COver:

This is the original one, is pretty cool, following the theme of the first couple of ones. While in book 1 we had perfect angel wings, and in book 2 we had the demon wings, here we have not so perfect angel ones… wonder what that means…

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

No cover for Portugal of course, but the Spanish one is very similar to the original one but a little bit darker and less sparkly.

Favorite COVER(s):

Like I said a few weeks ago about Angelfall, this version, with this lettering, is my favorite.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

                                            

There aren’t that many diverse covers for this book, still, I don’t really like the Polish and Dutch covers.

End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) (Susan Ee)

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End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. 

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all. 

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?


I can’t believe that this trilogy has ended… why oh why?! I needed at least 3 more books… heck, right now, I would be super happy if we could get a short novella about Penryn and Raffe and how they’re adjusting to everything. And maybe another novella about his Watchers… maybe even a novella per Watcher, huh? Wouldn’t that be something?

Do you guys have any idea what I’m talking about here? If no, it’s probably because you haven’t read this trilogy, and maybe you should leave, because I will probably throw in some SPOILERS about the first two books, and one or two about this one.

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All things considering I loved this book, the plot was great and the action was out of this world. Penryn keeps on getting more and more badass, becoming truly Raffe’s equal in this book. Raffe finally opens up a bit, and the appearance of his Watchers sheds some lights into what he has endured during his time on Earth. They also help him see some things more clearly.

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The romance was freaking amazing!!! While in book 1 there was all about denial and book 2 was mostly about distance, this one is about them admitting their feelings, even though Raffe thinks he won’t ever act on them. Penryn becomes bolder, and teases him relentlessly, and Raffe ends up giving in quite a few times… OMFG, I had to read chapter 5 a few times before it totally sunk in. And God, Raffe says the most romantic things, I was there swooning for the guy the whole time.

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*swoon* YES, he truly went there and told her she should find a pig farmer… oh Raffe…

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And then… oh yeah, he would be the best freaking pig farmer EVER, for her!

The only part of the book that felt a bit slower was when the humans were organizing to fight the Angels, maybe because I didn’t like that Penryn was doubting Raffe so much, although I totally understood why she did, but this guy had refused to kill humans before… I don’t know, it made my heart hurt that she was doubting him. And then, when the Angels get to the battle and the Humans win, I would have liked to see more detailed what happened next… the last chapters were a bit rushed, and I wish we had not only more details, but also more closure. But OMG, that battle was epic! And the sacrifice?! OMG!!! I couldn’t believe it, after 3 books trying to be whole, he did what he did… oh my…

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I have a few unanswered questions, and I can’t believe this was the last book! I mean, how the hell did Penryn’s mom knew about the rotten eggs? What happened to all the locusts? Will Paige command them all? What about the Watchers? How are they settling in? Are they staying with Raffe? Is Raffe living with Penryn? See?! I need one more book!!!!

 I already miss this series so much!!!

The Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag

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Hello guys! Today I bring you a new book tag, the Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag, created by Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks, and she was kind enough to nominate me to do this – thank you so much Aimal. So, here we go…

1. Vanilla Caramel Fudge: pick a light, fluffy contemporary 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is the definition of light, fluffy contemporary. And it’s so good!!!

2. Mint Chocolate Cookie: a new release that you wish everybody would read

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but the answer has to be The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis). If you haven’t read this book, I ask you: what the hell are you waiting for?

3. Karamel Sutra Core: a last book in a series that you were completely satisfied with

I was super satisfied with the ending of The Infernal Devices. Clockwork Princess was an amazing book, and even though I wouldn’t have minded to have another 10 books about Jem, Tessa and Will, I was happy with the resolution and about knowing that it wasn’t the last time I would be reading about any of them.

4. Cherry Garcia: an ending that was bittersweet

So many books have bittersweet endings… but today, I’ll go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I loved the ending, but I’ll admit that I would like to know if they ever find their way to one another again.

5. Strawberry Shortcake: a book containing your OTP of OTPs

I have too many OTPs to count (actually, I’m thinking about making a list of them, what do you guys think?). Either way, like I was saying, too many to count, but I’ll drop my most recent favorite obsession, and that is Penryn and Raffe from the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. Guys, the last book is killing me!!!


6. Milk and Cookies: two authors that if they collaborated, they would go perfectly together

I’ll redirect you to a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, because I think that any pairing I put in there would be pretty perfect! – Go HERE!!!

7. Boston Cream Pie: a book that had you turning your pages late into the night

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I went to sleep when the sun was coming up, it was a wild ride and totally worth it, because this book… wow… wow!!!! Not only did it keep me up all night, it also gave me the biggest book hangover I ever had! It was days before I could stop myself going through its pages re-reading certain chapters… To be honest, it only stopped because the book went to Portugal.

8. Chocolate Therapy: a book that makes you feel better after a long day of life

I’ll go with You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day’s memoir, because this book made me laugh and smile and cry, but it also made me feel less alone. She’s brilliant and I highly recommend this book.

9. Coffee, Coffee, Buzzbuzzbuzz!: a book not yet released that you can’t wait to get your hands on

There are MANY books coming out that I need right now, but most of all I need The Rose and the Dagger the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawnby Renee Ahdieh, because of that ending. That ending tore me apart!!! I need to know that Khalid is Ok, that Shazi is OK, that Shazi is going back, what she’ll do with her magic, how they’re going to break the curse, …, and I need to see Despina and Jalal actually talking. So yeah… I need it!


I Tag:

November TBR

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Hello, hello. It took me a couple of days to organize what it is that I’m attacking this month, but I got it now. 😀 The main goal this month in terms of reading will be keep up with my ARCs for this month, and finish the 2 series that I’m in the middle of: The Lunar Chronicles and Penryn & the End of Days.

I’ll warn you before hand, this is a very ambitious TBR.

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1. The Last One by Tawdra Kandle – This book is already out – when I was approved for it, it was already passed its publication date. Because of that I want to get to it, but it won’t be my priority.

2. Nirvana by J.R. Stewart – oh man, I’m so scared of picking up this book. This was an auto-approval from netgalley – I didn’t request it – and I do have the revised version, but still, the synopsis doesn’t make me want to jump into it.

3. Something in the Air by Marie Landry – This seems like a fun and easy read, and I’ll read it soon because it comes out in 9 days.

4. Right Where You Are by L.E. Bross – I actually finished this one of at 3 a.m. the night before last (that’s why it isn’t on my October wrap-up). Expect a review this week, and I really liked it – so so so HOT!

5. Crystallum by Laney McMann – This book comes out at the end of November and I’m intrigued by it.

6. Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame – I’m really excited for this one. I hope I have time for it, given that publication date is December 1st.

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7. World After by Susan Ee – I actually already started this book, after reading (and loving) Angelfall, I just had to keep going with this series as soon as possible. I’m about 20% in, and I need Raffe… 20% of the book without him is too much (and I’m sure Penryn agrees with me).

8. End of Days by Susan Ee – Read the above.

9. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – I read Cinder last month, and I was supposed to read Scarlet too, but somehow I just wasn’t in the mood. But with the last installment of this series coming out this month, I really want to get to it minimally spoiled.

10. Cress by Marissa Meyer – Same as above.

11. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – I got my hands on this book very very recently and with all the raving reviews coming out, I have to get to it soon. I honestly don’t know if it will happen this month, because let’s face it, this is a huge TBR, but I really want to at least start it…


Ufff, I know this is a HUGE TBR, but I really need to get through most of these 😀 . At the very least I want to read all my ARCs and World After and End of Days, even if I have to leave The Lunar Chronicles for next month, but I’m hoping that that won’t be necessary…