Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The 2nd Half Of 2016

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year (since we did a topic about the releases we were excited about for the first half of 2016 back in the beginning of the year) Feel free to tweak it how you want to — like most anticipated fantasy for the second half of 2016 or debut authors. Whatever you want!

Here we go then, 10 of my anticipated releases for the second half of this year.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2015

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

Oh my… this week is quite easy, because all books I read this year were new-to-me authors, lol. So, let’s start!


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Hmmm, I just noticed that they’re all females… eheh…

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes from Books I loved this year

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Suddenly I’m very glad that I’ve been collecting quote posts and creating and inserting quotes images on my reviews for a few months, because it means that I have those made already. Sure, there are probably some great quotes that I’ve read lately that won’t be in here, not that they wouldn’t be in my top ten, but I’m just too lazy right now to go look for them 😛 – so this is the Top Ten of quotes that I had already collected, and posted, on this blog.


1. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

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2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli

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3. The One Thing, Marci Lyn Curtis

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4. My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga

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5. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell

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6. More Happy Than Not, Adam Silvera

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7. Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas

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8. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day

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9. An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

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10. Heir of Fire, Sarah J. Maas

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Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors I Want More Of

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)

I’m going with Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel. 😀


1. Becky Albertalli

I loved Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I can’t wait to read more from her. Becky’s writing is just amazing, and her characters were great, so whatever she throws at us next, I’m ready!

2. Sabaa Tahir

Again, An Ember in the Ashes is just fabulous, so it’s obvious that I’m itching to read anything more that Sabaa Tahir publishes – sure, the fact that it will be more Laia and Elias doesn’t hurt.

3. Marci Lyn Curtis

So people, have you read The One Thing yet? No? What are you waiting for? I’ve told you time and time again how amazing it is! Ok, now seriously, it is amazing, Marci Lyn Curtis had me hooked immediately to this book, and I’m really excited about her next project.

4. Adam Silvera

I just hope he doesn’t break my heart again, like he did with More Happy Than Not

5. Jasmine Warga

I really loved My Heart and Other Black Holes, so yep, I’m looking forward to Jasmine Warga’s next book, for sure!

6. Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword is almost here! Sure, Victoria has released a novella since Red Queen, but I’m not counting that. Her second novel will be Glass Sword and I can’t wait.

7. Randy Ribay

I enjoyed his debut novel, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, so I’m curious to see what he’ll write next 🙂 .

8. Max Wirestone 

I really liked The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, which I read last month, and I wanted more from these characters. So I was super stoked when Max Wirestone confirmed me on twitter that this will be a series :D.

 9. Mónica B. Wagner

Mónica’s debut novel was Frosh: First Blush, which I read just last month and really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to read her next book, which will be a continuation of the first. I can’t wait to know what happens next because the book ended with a cliffhanger 😐 .

Honorable Mention:

10. Renée Ahdieh

Why is this one separated from the rest you ask? Why, because The Wrath and the Dawn is not Renée’s first novel, but it’s the one that has me craving for a lot more. Apparently her first book is called Fanfare, and it came out in 2011.

The Disney Book Tag

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Hello fellow bloggers. I was nominated to do The Disney Book Tag by the wonderful Summer @XingSings (thank you so so much!) – I’m not even going to tell you to go follow her, because unless you’ve been book blogging for an hour, you’re bound to have found her already and clicked that “follow” button, am I right? I love Disney, so I’m sure gonna love doing this tag.

1. The Little Mermaid – A character that is out of their element, a “Fish out of Water”.

OMG, I just finished this book, so I’m gonna rave a bit about it: Ana from The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak (Brian Katcher). – If you haven’t read this book, go pick it up right now! It’s fun and hilarious 😀 . So, poor Ana is literally a fish out of water when she is thrown into a comic book/sci-fi convention, with the King of said con, in the hopes of finding her little brother. A lot happens!!! 😀

2. Cinderella – A character that goes through a major transformation.

Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy (Tahereh Mafi) comes to mind. She’s so lost and scared in the beginning of the first book and then by the third she’s totally comfortable in her own skin.

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3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

I’m going to go with something totally different for this answer… the cast of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay is super diverse and surprising.

I was super pleasantly surprised by the amount of diversity in this book 🙂 .

4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.

Ok, it’s not really that this book put me to sleep, it’s more that it was so boring for some parts that I wanted to put it down… A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell… =/

5. The Lion King – A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Cinder from Cinder (Marissa Meyer) had something VERY traumatic happen to her in her childhood, so much so that she doesn’t even remember it.

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6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

I was so intimidated by An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir) when I got it, I don’t even know why, the book is not even 500 pages, but I have the hardcover edition and that book is huge compared to most of my paperbacks.

7. Aladdin – A character that GETS their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Maggie from The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis). All she wants is to see again, and she manages that, even if it’s for the worst possible reason…

8. Mulan – A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

I think everyone answers this, but here it goes… Mare from Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard). But to give an alternate answer, I’m going with Dahlia Moss, from The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone 😀 .

9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life.

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10. Disney Descendants – Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Ok, I’m gonna drop a highly hated character here… I hate him too, I really do, but I honestly feel like he’s a great character and I think he’s more morally ambiguous than most characters that I could have said – because he never gets to turn around or anything like that. He’s BAD! Arobynn Hamel!


And it’s done! Have you done this tag? No? Do you want to? Consider yourself tagged! 😉

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos

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It’s tuesday again! Here we go for another Top Ten Tuesday 😀 , a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together (aka my (Jamie’s) world would explode if Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson wrote a book together) — might be hard to come up with 10 but still would be fun! Bonus points if you tell us what kind of book you’d like them to write!

I’m rubbish at this pairing thing, really, I have a hard time thinking about who would go well with who… So, with that in mind, my duos will be purely on these authors interactions on Twitter 😀 , because I’m a sucker for those moments when 2 (or more) of my favorite authors start interaction on twitter! Enjoy!


1. Sarah J. Maas & Victoria Aveyard

Let me start by saying that Victoria Aveyard is a Queen on Twitter. The girl not only tweets a lot, but she tweets with everyone of the authors I like, so I kind “buddy-ship” her with everyone! And Sarah is a Queen herself… so, there’s that!

2. Rainbow Rowell & Jenny Han

How cute would this book be?

3. Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs

I’ve never read anything by Ransom Riggs, I will though, but I haven’t yet. But, he’s married to the fantastic Tahereh Mafi, and she’s awesome, so how cool would be a book by these 2?

4. Renée Ahdieh & Sabaa Tahir

Renée and Sabaa apparently became friends because their books came out around the same time, they go on twitter a lot to promote each other, and that’s amazing. Also, both books are just beyond fantastic, and I would totally read some epic adventures written by the pair of them.

5. Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

They are friends people! They are actually very close friends! Can they write about Simon being BFF with Aaron?

6. VICTORIA AVEYARD & RENÉE AHDIEH

Have I mentioned that Victoria is a Twitter-Queen? Well, here she is with Renée, so I would like it to happen in book form as well.

7. Sabaa Tahir & Sarah J. Maas

I would like Sarah J. Maas to write with everyone, because she can’t do no wrong. And neither can Sabaa. So, girls, get working!

8. Jasmine Warga & BECKY aLBERTALLI

Again, they are friends! And both their books are fantastic. So Becky and Jasmine?! Hell yeah!

9. aDAM sILVERA & Leigh Bardugo

Now, I haven’t read anything by Leigh Bardugo yet, but these two interactions on twitter are cute enough to make me want this.

10. Sarah J. Maas & Susan Dennard

This is a no-brainer really. I’m not familiar with Susan Dennard’s writing, but she’s Sarah’s BFF – come on, look at them! I know they’re writing something online, and I need to check that out soon.

An Ember in the Ashes II: Title Reveal

What an amazing way to release the title of a sequel! Xtinemay and Natasha (@PolandbananasBOOKS & TASHAPOLIS) revealed today the title of the upcoming sequel to An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir, while playing a game of charades.

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You should definitly check out the video, it’s hilarious! But more importantly, we now have a title!!! The second book is called A Torch Against the Night, and it’s expected to come out on April 28th 2016. It can’t come fast enough, I need my Elias and Laia 😀 !

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The Inside Out Book Tag

Hey, in celebration of the fact that I just watched Inside Out this week and loved it, I decided it was time for this book tag! This time I was tagged by Raven @Dreamy Addictions and Anjie @Love Thy Shelf and Prima @Panda Loves Books, thank you so much Raven, Anjie and Prima 😀 !

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A book that brings you joy

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For Joy (which by the way, I’m totally getting a POP figure of Joy), I chose a book that gave me great joy last month, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), by (the Queen) Felicia Day.

A book that makes you angry

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I’m gonna go with Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, which I just spent the whole night reading. I love book so much, but I was so angry for some parts of it. *SPOILERS* Adam just made me so damn angry throughout this book, the things he says to Juliette, wow, there was a moment there that I had to shut the book and take a deep deep breath!

A book that makes you sad

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So many books make me sad… but I’m going for More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. This book made me cry sad tears 😦 .

A book that Disgust You

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I usually don’t go for books that will disgust me, obviously. Right? The obvious answer to this would be something like 50 Shades of Grey, but I have no intentions of reading those books (sorry to whomever enjoyed them). So I’m going for another book in the Shatter Me series… sorry people, but it took over my life this week and I’m having a hard time letting go. It’s a toss between Destroy Me and Unravel Me and both for the same reason: Paris Anderson. I wanted to put more than a couple of bullets in his head, what he did to Warner?! GRRRRR!!!!

A book that brings you fear

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For Fear I’m going with An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Those trials gave me the heebie-jeebies, and I was terrified for Laia and Elias’ lives.


This was fun! For everyone who hasn’t watched this fantastic movie yet, what are you waiting for? For those who saw it and haven’t done this tag yet, consider yourself tagged!

Top Ten Tuesday: Perfect Male Specimens 101

It’s Tuesday again! Where is the time going?! o_O … So it means, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, and today’s theme is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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I have to admit that I was a bit at a lost here, I had no idea what to write about, but luckily Kat @Life and Other Disasters, gave me a fantastic idea, she said “Or books that have the perfect fictional crush in them.” and I LOVED IT! With that in mind, welcome to my Top Ten Books with Perfect Male Specimens 101.

1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

By now it comes to no surprise to anyone, but I have a huge crush on James Carstairs. But these books have multiple sources of perfect (or close to it) male specimens, being Will Herondale a perfect example of a man who makes most of the book community swoon (am I right?). Other perfectly good example, for me, of a swoon-worthy man in this series is Gideon Lightwood (the scones under the bed… wow). Between Jem, Will and Gideon, a lot of crushable guys here.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Levi is as crush-worthy as they come. I couldn’t stop myself from loving the hell out of him in Fangirl, even when he kind of messes up, because his character feels so real and so absolutely perfect. He always sees the bright side of things and people, he’s always happy, and the poor guy can’t stay away from the girl he loves for one single day… wow.

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

77493_originalWe (all of us who have read Sarah J. Maas books) can all agree that she’s a master at creating men, especially Fae hunks. Now, all the 3 main males from this book are pretty swoon-worthy, and I’m not even mentioning how gorgeous and hot they are, but I’m super partial to Tamlin…

Poor Tamlin, who has forgotten how to flirt, who thinks that “your hair is clean” is enough for… something… oh, but he learns! Soon it’s all “let’s go for a swim” “dance for me” and all those other stuff, so yeah, pretty crushable (especially from all of Feyre’s accounts of their intimate moments).

Then we have Lucien (the red hair kills me), who left his family and all he had for his love. WOW! And then Rhysand, the most beautiful man that Feyre has even seen – and she lives with Tamlin and Lucien. Rhys is kind of amazing and full of potential, I just want to see more of him.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Romance is never the main plot of this book, but the perfectness that is Elias is hard to ignore. This guy, who has trained to be a ruthless killer for years on end, has so much more to him… he’s kind, compassionate, he doesn’t want to kill, or fight, he just wants to be free. He’s attracted to his BFF but doesn’t act on it because he doesn’t want things to be weird and he doesn’t want to lose her. He helps a slave (and something more than help…)… The whole time I was reading about him, I couldn’t help but sigh and swoon.

5. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

It will be weird if you haven’t read this book before, so you really need to take this class seriously and read it, only then will you understand why a guy who has all his wives murdered at dawn can be so perfect and honestly, one of the most perfect male specimen that I found in any kind of books.

But trust me, Khalid is perfect, truly perfect! Again, once you ignore the fact that all his brides die. But the relationship he has with Shazi, and the kind of love he has for her, is seriously relationship goal.

6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

One name people, Peter K.! This guy is seriously swoon worthy – I feel kind of weird saying this because he’s definitely way too young for me. But he’s so sweet and he cares so much, that it’s impossible not to fall a bit in love with him while reading these books.

7. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Remember when I said in point 3 how amazing Sarah J. Maas is at creating fictional men? It doesn’t end there. Throne of Glass is full of amazing men, all of them are pretty hot and pretty great. I’m a bit more partial to Dorian (prince, fights for what he loves, etc) and Rowan (200 years suffering for a lost love), but you might like Chaol better and that’s totally ok, because he’s pretty amazing as well. Or maybe Aedion?! I know Aedion rocks my boat, but that’s just me… Not even going to mention Sam, because I haven’t read The Assassin’s Blade yet.

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Come on, a list of books with perfect men, you couldn’t really expect that I wouldn’t include the one fictional character that has been driving women crazy for more than 100 years, right?! Oh Yeah, the one and only, Mr. Darcy! I don’t think I need to explain this one…

9. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I just find Lincoln pretty perfect, because I relate so much to him. The way he loves is so full and complete…

And I think Christine and Beth say it best:

“Every woman wants a man who’ll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.”

“I didn’t know someone could love me like this,” she said. “Could love me and love me and love without…needing space.”

10. The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Mason Milton, people! Read this book, for real, as soon as it is out. It’s so worth it!

Book Traveling Thursdays: Oh no! Summer is almost over!

Hello, welcome back for the 3rd week ok Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Catia @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 “Oh no! Summer is almost over! Choose one of your favorite summer reads“. This was a huge problem for me, why?! Well, this summer I mostly read newly released fantasy books which covers are not very diverse or eARCS, which only have the one cover for now… So I’m going with An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.


Original Over:

This is the cover I own, look how pretty it is… US hardcover, released back in April.

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

                            

Well, don’t get all excited, the first cover is not from Portugal, but it’s actually from Brazil – yeah, we still don’t have it either. But here in Spain, the book is coming out in September I guess, so there’s that. They’re are just like the original, so bonus points for not ruining a perfect gorgeous cover.

FAVORITE COVER:

I love the original US cover, but I’m IN LOVE with the UK cover. It’s so pretty!!! I like it because it’s simpler than the US version, and I’m a sucker for black covers with gold…

LEAST FAVORITE COVER:

This is the Bulgarian cover… I hate it. Seriously, why would they not use one of the 2 gorgeous designs that already existed? I don’t get it…