Hi guys! It’s time for a few more book recommendations. I haven’t done a recommendations post for so long that I think it was about time. Today I decided to recommend you a few of my Sci-Fi books. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi books but I thought I should recommend my favorites anyway because these are such amazing books, So let’s ssee which books made to this list 🙂 . Continue reading
Hi guys! It’s the end of another January which means that it’s time to see which books are going to be released in February. February is going to be a great month of book releases with some really anticipated books so here are some of the books that are going to be released in the next month. Once again, if you want more information about the book click on its cover. It will take to the Goodreads page. Continue reading
Today is thursday which means that is Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme created by me and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. This weeks theme is Because some books stay with us forever!! Choose a book you want to re-read in 2016. I had a really hard time on this topic because I already used all the books I want to re-read in past topics. In the end I ended up choosing a book that I’ll hopefully re-read in 2016 because I want to read the remaining books. The book I choose for this week theme is Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I already read this about a year ago but this book is really complex and I don’t remember about a lot of things so I think that I’ll re-read it when I finally decided to read Golden Son. Here are some of the different covers for Red Rising 🙂 Continue reading
Today I bring you the Disney Book Tag This tag was created by Katytastic for the release of the book The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. So let’s start it.
1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
For a «fish out of water» I decided to choose Juliette from Shatter Me. I’ve chosen Juliette because in the beginning you see this girl who is totally freaked out because of her power not only that but she is also being captive. You see that she is not in her environment because she is afraid that she can kill someone and because she hasn’t had contact with anyone for months.
2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation
If you’ve read The Perks of Being a Wallflower you know that Charlie had a great development through all the book. He went from this really shy boy to a not so shy boy who had a lot of amazing friends so I figured out that it was a good choice for this category.
3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters
The Mortal Instruments series. I love these books and they have an amazing diversity of characters so it’s obviously right for this category.
4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep
I love Jane Austen, I really do but I wasn’t able to finish Emma. I just cannot finish it. I hated from the beginning and after a few weeks I totally gave up reading it.
5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
I don’t know which YA heroes/heroines don’t have traumatic childhoods but For this case I choose Celeana. Look, this girl is a trained assassin so she really must have had a terrible childhood. We know she had because we find out about that in the book so…
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
Definitely Outlander. That is a beast of a book and really intimidating but it’s just an amazing book and beautiful.
7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse
This was a difficult category for me because I couldn’t think of no one but I just decided to choose Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars. She has her wish granted and goes to Amsterdan but by the end of the trip we see it was for worse because Van Houten is a stupid little as***** (sorry if I offended anyone but it’s true).
8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
Darrow from Red Rising. We talking about someone who literally changes everything to look like someone that’s not him.
9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life
The Infernal Devices series. I love all the characters but my decision was based basically by Will Herondale. You have to understand Will Herondale is everything.
10. Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character
I just love to hate Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series. He is great villain with a twisted mind and I think he’s great.
So this was the Disney Book Tag. If you decide to do this tag just tell me in the comments.
The other day I made a post about all the book series that I have completed. Today I bring you the series that I have yet to finish. This list is going to be separated in three categories: series that are not completed (the last book is not out yet), series in which all books were released but I have yet the finish and series that for some reason I will not finish. So let’s see what I have yet to finish.
Series That are Not Finished Yet
The books I’m going to show in this part are not completed because there is a least one book that was not released yet and that I want to finish as soon as they are released. The exception to this are The Selection and The Bone Season because there is more than one book that has to be released. The Bone Season is going to have seven books and only two were released so this is going to be in my list for at least five more years.
The Lunar Chronicles
The Bone Season
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Completed Series That I Have Yet to Finish
There are only two series in which all the book were released and I haven’t read it yet. These are The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. I know you are all going to be saying why didn’t read these books yet and there is an explanation. I didn’t read when I was younger and then I have been the last 9/10 saying to myself “You have to read these books”. A good thing is that I started both of the series and I want to finish them this year.
The Chronicles of Narnia
Series I’m Not Planning to Finish
These are the series in which I read a book but I’m not planning to finish them. Mostly I will not read them because either I didn’t like the first book that much or I read bad things about them. The only exceptions are The Giver Quartet and Across the Universe. I’m not reading these because I’ve read it long time ago and I think that while I liked both books I have other things that I want to read before.
The Giver Quartet
Across the Universe
Wolves of Mercy Falls
These are the series that I have yet to finish. Have you read any of them? And what series do you think I should be reading? Tell me about it in the comments.
January 28th 2014
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
In the beginning of this book I had mixed feelings about it. First off all I was in a terrible reading slump when I read it and also, this is a book that as a lot of world building. Because of that it was hard to get into it and it was a little bit confusing. But then I got into it because I was already used to the world that Pierce Brown created and I really enjoyed it. This book might be in a dystopian world but it’s not like all the other dystopian books. If you think that this is the next The Hunger Games you are completely wrong. Yes, there are teens left «alone» in the wild where they have to survive but this even darker and ruthless than The Hunger Games.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and I’m excited to read the remainig books to see what’s coming up in this story.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it?
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