24 September, 2017

REVIEW: THE STRANGE CASE OF Dr.JEKYLL AND MR.HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Series: -
Genres: Classics, Horror
Publisher: Signet Classics
Release: September 2nd, 2003
Source: Paperback
Pages: 144

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BLURB: In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.

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23 September, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

FALL TIME COZY TIME BOOK TAG

22 September, 2017

REVIEW: WAR OF ROSES by L.J.Smith


Title: War of Roses
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Vampire Diaries #8; Evensong #2
Genres: Paranormal, Vampires, YA
Publisher: Amazon Kindle Worlds
Release: 62
Source: eBook
Pages: 2014

// Goodreads /

BLURB:
Elena and her friends now have no conscious memories of Stefan—but each is having a difficult time adapting to a world without him. Damon can scarcely put out fires fast enough.

Bonnie feels as if she’s going insane. Her latest oddity is sleepwalking across the Dalcrest campus with only a golden-eyed white “dog” as a companion. This behavior terrifies the others, especially given the recent attacks in neighboring towns that leave girls drained of blood.

More, Bonnie finds herself caught up in her own love triangle with Matt’s shy new roommate, Bastian, and Damon. She realizes that Damon should be completely off limits, but she can’t help feeling there is someone else who is Elena’s perfect partner somewhere.

No one knows much about Bastian, who has white-blond hair and golden eyes, but he doesn’t seem to like Damon. Is Bastian just jealous of Damon’s affection for Bonnie or does he have some darker secret?

Meanwhile, both red roses and black are mysteriously appearing for Bonnie and Elena. Who are they from, and why do they seem so important? The War of Roses has just begun. . . .


21 September, 2017

REVIEW: THE MOON DWELLERS by David Estes

Title: The Moon Dwellers
Author: David Estes
Series: The Dwellers #1
Genres: YA, Science Fiction
Publisher: -
Release: June 16th, 2012
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 369

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BLURB: In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

20 September, 2017

19 September, 2017

REVIEW: MARY STUART by Stefan Zweig


Title: Mary Stuart
Author: Stefan Zweig
Series: -
Genres: Historical
Publisher: Grasset
Release: March 2004
Source:  Paperback
Pages: 406

// Goodreads /

BLURB:
Queen of Scotland and the Isles By Stefan Zweig. Originally published in 1935. Foreword: The clear, the manifest, is self-explanatory but mystery is a spur to creative imagination. Always, therefore, figures and events that are shrouded in mystery demand elucidation and stimulate the ingenuity of the artistic mind Among historical problems that call unceasingly for solution, the tragedy of Mary Stuart ranks as a crucial instance. Surely of all the women who have made their mark in the world, no other has been the theme of so many dramas, novels, biographies, and discussions. Throughout four centuries she has allured poets and tor mented the fancy of men of learning. Still, today, her story has again and again to be retold. Because that which is confused craves for clarity, that which is in darkness strains towards the light. The answers to the riddle of Marys life and character are almost as contradictory as they are manifold.

18 September, 2017

17 September, 2017

REVIEW: STRAY by Rachel Vincent


Title: Stray
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Shifters #1
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Mira Books
Release: 2007
Source:  Audiobook/Paperback
Pages: 618

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
There are only eight breeding female werecats left...

And I'm one of them.

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back... for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them...

16 September, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

15 FACTS ABOUT MARTYNA

15 September, 2017

REVIEW: MADAM BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert


Title: Madam Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Series: -
Genres: Classic, Fiction, Cultural
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2004
Source: Paperback
Pages: 329

// Goodreads /

BLURB:
When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles is a dull country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair.


14 September, 2017

REVIEW: THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #2
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release: 2012
Source: Kindle Edition/Audiobook
Pages: 528

// GoodReads // BookDepository //

SYNOPSIS: The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't. She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

13 September, 2017

12 September, 2017

RESEÑA: EL PRÍNCIPE DE LA NIEBLA por Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Título: El Príncipe de la Niebla
Autor: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Serie: Niebla #1
Géneros: Fantasy, YA
Editor: Rayo
Publicación: 1986
Fuente: Tapa blanda
Páginas: 230

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

SINÓPSIS: Un diabólico príncipe que concede cualquier deseo... a un alto precio. 

El nuevo hogar de los Carver está rodeado de misterio. En él aún se respira el espíritu de Jacob, el hijo de los antiguos propietarios, que murió ahogado. Las extrañas circunstancias de esa muerte sólo empiezan a aclararse con la aparición de un diabólico personaje: el Príncipe de la Niebla.

11 September, 2017

10 September, 2017

REVIEW: WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston


Title: Winter Witch
Author: Paula Brackston
Series: Shadow Chronicles #2
Genres: Witches, Historical, Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release: 340
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 2013

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
Fledgling witch Morgana must defend her love, her home, and her life in this enthralling tale perfect for fans of Discovery of Witches

In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana, who has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see her married, and Cai Jenkins, a widower from the far hills, seems the best choice.

After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life. But she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana’s affections. It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything.


09 September, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

THE HISTORICAL BOOK TAG

08 September, 2017

REVIEW: PARADISE LOST by L.J.Smith


Title: Paradise Lost
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Vampire Diaries #7; Evensong #1
Genres: Paranormal, Vampires, YA
Publisher: Amazon Kindle Worlds
Release: 191
Source: eBook
Pages: 2014

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB:
This fanfic is based on The Vampire Diaries book series—also by L. J. Smith—and takes place after the volume Midnight.

Damon is back and enjoying his vampire existence to its fullest. Elena, Bonnie and their friends are in their third week at Dalcrest College, ordinary students aware of an extraordinary world that verges on their own campus.
Stefan is scarcely aware that he is living in a fragile paradise with Elena as his devoted girl . . . until one night it all shatters. He wakes from a dream to find Elena limp and white in his arms and rushes her to the hospital for a massive transfusion.

Elena survives, but Stefan decides that the only way she will ever truly be safe is without him. To make his exit complete, Stefan removes himself from the memories of Elena, her friends, and all of Fell’s Church.

Can first love ever really be forgotten? Will Damon finally have Elena by his side as his Princess of Darkness? The epic story begins in Evensong: Paradise Lost.


07 September, 2017

REVIEW: PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS by Anne Rice


Title: Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
Author: Anne Rice
Series: Vampire Chronicles #12
Genres: Paranormal, Classics, Gothic
Publisher: Mass Market Paperback
Release: 2016
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 451

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BLURB:  At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean. And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit. 

06 September, 2017

05 September, 2017

REVIEW: UPROOTED by Naomi Novik

Title: Uprooted
Author: Naomi Novik
Series: -
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2015
Source: Paperback
Pages: 438


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BLURB: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows - everyone knows - that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn't, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. Uprooted is a hugely imaginative, engrossing and vivid fantasy novel, inspired by folk and fairy tales by Naomi Novik, the author of the Temeraire series. It is perfect reading for fans of Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan.

04 September, 2017

MONDAY TRAVELS: AUTUMN by John Clare



Happy Monday friends!

This Monday we are making one last stop in England and then we'll travel to another country. But as we still need to visit one last great American poet, lets all gather around and enjoy:

AUTUMN

03 September, 2017

REVIEW: EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire


Title: Every Heart a Doorway
Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: Wayward Children #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, LGBT+
Publisher: Tor.com
Release: 2016
Source: eBook
Pages: 169

// Goodreads // BookDepository // Amazon //

BLURB: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

02 September, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

THE AUTUMN TAG

01 September, 2017

REVIEW: THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL by Peternelle van Arsdale


Title: The Beast is an Animal
Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Series: -
Genres: YA, Fairytale, Paranormal
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release: 2017
Source: eBook
Pages: 352

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BLURB:
A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.

These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.

Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.