Procrastination - Quotes

Hello lovelies,

As I work on my next review, I got distracted with quotes from Shadowfever and other books. So I decided to post some of them. Not all will be from the same novel, it more of a random shuffle.

Here are some of the quotes:

"Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song." - Gayle Forman, If I Stay
(Guh. This just kills me. Every.time.)

"All I ever wanted was to reach out to touch another human being, not with my hands but with my heart." - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

"So many books, so little time." - Frank Zappa 

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

"I need to look like an idiot at least twice a day to keep myself humble." - Janet Evanovich, Twelve Sharp

That's it for now. Who knows? Maybe I'll do this often.

Have a great day!

Dusty Reads (#2)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on your home shelf for some time. If you had the book for a few months without reading, it's dusty!

Hello lovelies, 

For this week, I have: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera
It not even my copy, it the bestie's. Ooops!

From Goodreads: "In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again."

Stacking the Shelves (#2)

Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This mean you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Hello lovelies,

For this week I added several books to my shelves. I got two books for reviews and one from the library.

For review from the publisher and NetGalley: 

One Moment & The Unquiet

From the library:

Shadowfever (Fever, #5)

A huge thanks to EgmontUSA and Bloomsbury for One Moment and The Unquiet respectively. 

What are you reading??

Book Cover Reveal - Days of Blood and Starlight

Entertainment Weekly did a cover reveal for the sequel of Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor, Days of Blood and Starlight.

 Isn't just full of awesome? Squee!!

 From the synopsis: "In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas."

Days of Blood and Starlight is to be release on November 6th, and I can't wait!!

What do you think of the cover?

Review: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads: "In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her character more appealing. The results is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.

Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, united two great writers of brilliant social comedy."

I saw the movie before learning that it was based on a "bestselling novel" and since I enjoyed the movie and Jane Austen (and the dreamy Hugh Dancy) I wanted to read the novel. However, I was left...unimpressed.
     Normally, whenever I pick up a book, it takes me a day or two, at most a week if I'm really busy, to finish it. This book took me almost two months to read and I only forced myself to finish it. I had a hard time getting into it and trying to understand who the narrator was. Eventually, I just decided to just go ahead and read, and skim if need to, and just finish the book.
     I didn't care much for the characters, except maybe Grigg and I believe I only like him since I know Hugh Dancy played him in the movie. The others just never really sold me and I really couldn't identify with any of them. Another issue I had with the novel were the back stories. I know we need characters' back stories in order to understand their motivations and who they are, but I feel like all the back stories and flashbacks were too much and not enough time was spent in present time, moving the plot further.
     The ending just seems to tidy up everything and at that point I didn't even care what happened. Except for Allegra's ending. I never would have have forgiven Corinne, but hey, to each their own.
     I definitely prefer the movie to the book, instead.

Currently Reading - Shadowfever

     So, I'll finally be reading the last book of the Fever series, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. Now, I'm super excited about this series and I'll be doing a review later on once I finish. I'm definitely ready to get some answers from all those questions we had to endure through the previous four books. I'll be here reading, trying not to rip out my hair because of the nerves. Gah! Who was the person at the end of Dreamfever?! Where the hell is Barrons?? Eeep!

What are you currently reading?

Dusty Reads (#1)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on your home shelf for some time. Books don't have to be an "x" years old. If you had the books for a few months without reading it, it's dusty!

I have A LOT of dusty books but I'll start off with just two for now. First up, P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Summary from Goodreads: "Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed." 

Stacking the Shelves (#1)

Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This mean you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I'd decided to do my own post for Tynga's Stacking the Shelves meme. So, here are the books I bought this week.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
I got the ebook from Barnes and Noble since it was for sale for $.99

I also got :
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

That it for this week! 

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

My Rating: 4 out of 5

From Goodreads: "Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland, —known as The Death Shop—, are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’'s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild—, a savage, —and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile, —everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky."

I was going to a book signing for Tahereh Mafi's and Veronica Rossi's Spring Into The Future book tour and I felt horrible that I had only read Tahereh's Shatter Me and didn't know anything about Veronica's Under the Never Sky. I wanted to know, come the discussions, what everyone was talking about and not feeling like I was getting spoilers. So, off to read I went. 

Review: Let Me In by Callie Croix

Let Me In by Callie Croix

My Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Goodreads Rating: 2 out of 5

From Goodreads: "On leave for Thanksgiving, the last thing marine lieutenant Talia Barnett expects to find is Liam Brodie waiting for her at the airport. He's had a starring role in her fantasies for the past two years, and although she'd love to make them a reality, she has a dark secret that prevents her from taking things further.

A former marine, Liam's specialty is planning tactical operations, and that's just what he plans to do to win Talia. The woman has kept him at arm's length for too long, and this time he's finally going to claim her—body and heart.

What begins as comfort quickly turns hot. When Liam shows Talia a hint of the dominant nature inside him, the submissive part of her flares to life. Though she desires him, she's going back on deployment and doesn't want to dump all her drama on him. Will he find a way to break through the protective walls around her heart and convince her they have a future that goes far beyond the bedroom?"

     Now, I'm not really an erotica type of girl, but sometimes a girl just need some smut. I thought it would be a fun and quick read and it was. I was curious to find out about Talia and Liam from what the synopsis gave us and how long this attraction been going on. I'm also a sucker for those old-cliche of "I really like you but we can't or shouldn't" love stories. This story did not disappoint in that department. 

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