Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Review: Saven Denial by Siobhan Davis

Let's review this because I've never read a short novel that was so freaking good...let's go:


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Sadie was kidnapped by the Tor at the end of the last book, the same alien race that destroyed the Thalassic City.  While at Tor, Sadie learns about her past, her present and even her future and it looks like her worst nightmare will become her new reality.

Griselda's is Tor's leader and the worst monster to exist in the Galaxy (think I'm joking, just read this novella and see for yourself, she is a freaking monster), and she has mapped out a destiny for Sadie since she was a little girl (since she was 4 years old to be more specific).  She lets Sadie learn the truth of her heritage and her true "destiny" and what her mission all along was and wait for it..to kill Logan.  Sadie, refuses to cooperate, of course, and risks to pay the ultimate price for her defiance.

The love of her life is Logan and because of this love she promises herself that saving him and saving the world is what really matters.  She will do anything to make sure Griselda doesn't go through with her plan, even if she has to die doing it.

This novella was everything and a little more, this is not a novella that you can skip reading, it is not an optional reading, it's a must reading in between books 2 and 3.  It will clear some answers for you and Sadie (lol) and then will make you want to throw the book across the room once you are done with it.  Why?  Because Siobhan finish it with another cliffhanger and I'm dying right here, that's why. I know, I know, I should just be used to be now and I am but it's killing me and I need the next book right now. Okay, I'm a little more calm and I'm done panicking and will end by giving my rating. 

Of course I gave this book 5 out 5 stars and can we talk about how Siobhan makes these alien boys look so damn hot?  AHHHHHHHHH.


XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book Review: Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

I'm going to start this post by saying that I'm totally hooked on this series and I just cannot get enough of these alien guys. lol I mean if that's how aliens look like, they can come down right now.  You don't believe me?  Well, you can start by reading book one: The Saven Deception and then read this one (which just got better than the first one) and then come and talk to me about it; I actually don't know which of the guys is hotter...Logan?  Haydn?  AH and Siobhan just keeps on introducing more of them, I'm going to die of heart palpitations.  :)

Okay, let's get to this book review and stop drooling:

Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

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Sadie is back on Earth but enemy alien ships crowd the skies and the whole world is just patiently waiting to see what will happen.  The humans know about the Saven and now they are our greatest ally and our only possible savior.

Sadie is working with the VP and while work occupies pretty much all her day, she cannot stop thinking and missing Logan.  They have been separated, Logan is gone on a political mission to try to get the enemy aliens to back off from Earth and save not only Earth but possible the Galaxy.

While been separated Sadie is confused about everything and everyone, she and Jarod are together again on a very possible dangerous game and while in this game they start questioning if that was the right decision.  The lines between good and evil are starting to get very thin and scary.

When the Sector Twenty experiments is disclosed and the people there are at risk, Sadie takes action into her own hands and she races to save her loved ones and the mankind, she risks her own safety and doing what she's waited her lifetime; to do the right thing, but she never thought about saving her from herself.

This book? Holly crap, it started off going in the right direction, in my opinion of course, Sadie is as bad-ass as the first book and she wants to be involve in saving mankind and I love her for that.  And in this book I loved how Haydn spend everyday training her on self defense and teaching her how to kick butt, loved it, totally came in handy multiply times throughout the book.  Logan?  He was just as amazing this book as the first one, he kept putting Sadie as first priority all the time and not only was worried to save his planet as he was also worried about saving Earth.  Let's not forget that he is a hottie :)

But what I didn't see coming was the ending of the book and the big and huge twist, I mean did you see that coming?  When I read that last page I just stayed there open mouthed and didn't know what to do with myself for a few minutes.  WTH?  Great job Siobhan, you just out did yourself and killed me with that ending. lol

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and cannot recommend it enough.  LOVE it.

XOXO,

Nelia







Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review :Graphic Novels: Part 6

Yeah, it's time again to review some more Graphic Novels.  I'm really venturing into this Graphic Novel world and I gotta say I'm really enjoying some of them a lot.  Here are the most recent ones that I have read and loved or didn't loved so much :)

1. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

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5 short stories that take place in the woods, creepy and mysterious and "scary" stories.  I thought I would like this book a lot more than I did, but I got disappointed.  And therefore I only gave this one 2.5 stars.

2. The Walking Dead-Days Vol 1 Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard

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Yes, I started this series and no I do not watch the show.  And I think I will continue with this series before I watch the show, I have heard that the books are mostly different from the show and I read this first Volume and liked a lot so I don't want to ruin that so...Getting back to the book, I'm pretty sure everybody knows what it is about but the world is pretty much gone, there is an epidemic of some kind that causes the dead to rise and feed on the living (zombies).  And there is a group of people that is trying to survive but even those trying to survive have problems among themselves and fighting among themselves while fighting the zombies are something "interesting" to accomplish.  This is where the story is starting and the end was pretty harsh and I cannot wait to see what it will mean in the next Volume.

3. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

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This Graphic Novel was nothing what I was thinking and it actually surprised me quite a bit, it actually brought me on a ride for sure. There were times I was enjoying the book and other times I just wanted to shut it down, AH, overall it was a nice read.  The story falls this sculptor who gives up his life for his art and now he only has 200 days left to live but he also has the ability to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands.  At the beginning he doesn't know what to make of it, things aren't working out, but then it does and while things are going good he also finds the love of his life.  Where will this all go?  Well, read it for yourself to find out, because it sure is a ride.


4. The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi

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Amulet Volume 1, I think all the volumes are out on this Graphic Novel so it was time to pick it up.  This GN follows the story of Emily and Navin after the trafic death of their father and moving to a strange house that proved to be dangerous.  Right after moving in a creature lures the kid's mom through a door in the basement, not wanting to lose their mom they follow up into the underground world that is inhabited by demons, robots and talking animals.

Eventually they get the help of a small mechanical rabbit called Miskit and together they have the scariest monster of all and Em finally has the change to save someone she loves.  But the adventure is not over yet as Em starts to realize that one of the decisions that she made maybe was what she really thought it would it would be.  But she still has and needs the help of Miskit to save someone she loves.  Will they be able?  I have to read the next Volume, that's for sure.

This Graphic Novel is looking promising, it didn't blow me away right away but by the end it got me engaged more and more and I definitely want more and will be picking up the next one for sure.  I ended up giving 4 out of 5 stars, the art is pretty amazing and the story line is getting more interesting.  Can't wait.


5. The Walking Dead Vol 2-Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard

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SPOILERS:

Volume 2 and after what happened at he end of Volume 1, I couldn't wait to see what was going one and It was pretty interesting.  I never thought that Lori would have taken it that hard but then again...Rick has finally got everybody on the move and while on the road they find a few more people.  At first I wasn't so sure about these new people but I like them now, I really do, well there is one that I'm not so sure but we will see.  They find a place and they think they have finally find a place to settle and form a community but after only been there a night they find out that they place is full of zombies and they live by a thread and by losing one of their own.
While they are looking for food or a place something happens to Carl and end up at a farm where a few more people live there. At the farm they finally have something going for them, there is plenty of food going around for everybody, a warm place to sleep (well at least for some of them as most of them are still sleeping in the RV).   Until tragedy strikes again and the owner of the farm loses some people close to him and when Rick wants to move some of the people to the house the owner loses and kicks everybody out.  Glen ends up staying behind as he formed a relationship with the owners daughter and wants to stay.

They are on the move again and once they have ran out of the gas and food, they start to look for food or a place to crash and the book ends when they actually find a place they think they can make it their own...it's actually still full of zombies but after they take them out, they can move in and be secured inside as it is fenced in and everything.

I really liked this Volume, it was full of action and a lot more of story lines, I ended up giving 5 out of 5 stars and I cannot wait to read the next one.


6. The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) by Kazu Kibuishi

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Volume 2 in the Amulet series,  Emily and her brother Navin are heading for Kanalis, a mysterious city where they hope to find the antidote for the poison the felled their mother.  But once they got there, they find out that the antidote is atop the Demon's Head Mountain, not only do they have to travel to get the antidote but they also find out that Trellis is also headed that way too.  A battle that will engulf all of Kanalis is looking and it's up to Em to decide to wining the battle while controlling the amulet's power or lose herself to it's power.

This volume was even better than the first one, I loved getting to know the new characters that were introduced and Em is so much stronger in this volume, she really grew up in a short period of time.  We got to see the evil that she is fighting against and got to know Trellis a little more.  I cannot wait to see what Volume 3 brings, I really, really enjoyed this Volume and ended up giving 5 out of 5 stars.

7.The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) by Kazu Kibuishi

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Volume 3 in the Amulet series and Emily and her crew are looking for the city in the clouds.  The city of the stonekeepers but also a city that no one believes that exists anymore; but they do end up finding a pilot who does believe that he once saw the city and he joins the crew in the search for the lost city of Cielis.  Also, Emily and her crew acquire some unusual companions right before leaving for the search of Cielis...some people that she would have thought enemies but in this volume they proof to be more allies than anything.  The Elf King also acquires a new assassin to complete the mission to kill Emily and he gave me the creeps, and hopefully he will be a good addition to the story and will not cause "too" much trouble.  We got to see him in action but just for a little bit and I have a feeling that we will see more of him again.

Overall, I really enjoyed this volume again, the art is still amazing and the writing great too.  Can't wait to read the next Volume as the end of this one left you craving for more that's for sure.  5 out of 5 stars.


I'm really enjoying reading The Walking Dead series and the Amulet series too but with the year almost ending and my TBR list getting bigger and bigger by the minute, I don't know if I'm going to have the chance to finish them this year.  I still have lots of books that I really want to read this year so...I don't know what I'm going to do about my Graphic Novels that I want to read. AH this is so crazy, decisions, decisions.

Are you freaking out too about your TBR?  What are your goals for the year end?

And what other Graphic Novels do you recommend?

XOXO,

Nelia







Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Well, I just cannot believe that Fall is finally here, but one of the good things that come with Fall is my Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks lol.  Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Perfect companion to write reviews, right?  Alright, let's get to this.


The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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Kestrel is engaged to Valoria's crown prince which means one celebration after another.  Kestrel should be feeling happy, right?  Well, actually Kestrel is living in a cage, a cage that she made it for herself.  With the wedding coming faster than she wants, Kestrel wants nothing more than to tell Arin the truth about her engagement, if she could only trust him.  But she doesn't even know if she can trust herself anymore.  Because, without letting Arin know, Kestrel has become an anonymous spy passing information to Herran and close to uncovering a shocking secret.  If the Valoria's King find out, Kestrel and even Arin would never be forgiven...

Arin enlists dangerous allies in order to keep his country's freedom and he just has a feeling that Kestrels knows more than she shows.  In the end, a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, gives him more than the truth.  And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

This trilogy just keeps on getting better book after book, Kestrel was amazing on this book.  She wasn't afraid to fight for what she wanted and believed even if that costed her more than she thought it would.  And Arin?  Ah, I think I fell more in love with him in this book.  Everything those two have been through together?  I just wanted both to just fight for each other and tell everybody to back off, there hasn't been a couple that deserves to be together more than these two.  And he not only fights for her but he also gives everything for his country, more than anybody realizes.

 I don't want to spoil your reading, but if you haven't started reading this trilogy yet you sure are missing out on a great political and love story that's for sure.  I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, it totally captivated me!  Great writing and just be prepared for an huge cliff hanger at the end.

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Book Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

It has been 4 months since I finished this book and I don't know if I'm ready to review it yet, because right now all those feelings are coming back and I think I'm going to cry all over again.  This book was amazing, people kept saying this was their favorite but that also broke their break heart multiple times and when I started reading I knew that I was not going to rush it so I took my sweet time and read for 10 days, if you know me I'm usually done with a book in a couple days, so I definitely took my time but I still wasn't ready whenever things were happening and I'm not going to spoil it for you if you haven't read this book, I'm just going to say, BE PREPARED!

That's it, now let's get to this review before I change my mind and I may just do a quick one too lol


Here are my reviews for Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince and

SPOILERS on CP if you haven't read those yet.

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Tessa is engaged to Jem and she is preparing for the wedding, but why isn't she happy, happy?  All brides are, right?  But she isn't the only one, as the she prepares for her wedding a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.

Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters only needs one more item, Tessa.  Buy Will and Jem will do anything to save and protect her.  But will their protection be enough to protect Tessa?

In this book, so much and I mean so much happens.  Tessa's heart doesn't know who to love, actually it does, she loves both Will and Jem but she has to choose and it's not an easy decision.  By the time a decision is made she has always known that she would end up with him but a piece of her heart is broken and will be with the other one forever.  But life also plays a bigger trick on her and at the end her heart is broken again and given another chance at the same time, what did you think of it?  I'm still not sure, I don't want to spoil it for you, but I was happy with how it was ending but that twist at the end?  I mean I was happy for Tessa but I also was not expecting for that to happen and I was glad that she got another change at love with him again but still...AH I don't know.

But back at what happened throughout the book, the war with Mortmain was amazing, I did not expect a lot of the things that happen to happen and those Shadowhunters sure know how to fight and I don't want to spoil anything but be prepared for some deaths in this book.  Some of them will hurt you, some you will be glad and some you will not be sure how to fell about it.  But be sure that Mortmain's war will end and it will end perfectly, in my opinion.

I want to say so much about the side characters but that will spoil the book so much and I don't want to do that, so you will have to read it, I'm going to end my review just like this and just tell you to be prepared to a lot of twists, because there are a lot of them but also be prepared for great conclusions to a lot of questions that you have had throughout the books.  I freaking loved this series, that's what I'm going to say, it has become one of my favorites, that's for sure.

For course I ended up giving it 5 out of 5 stars and would give 100 if I could and totally recommend not only this book but the whole trilogy, so if you haven't read it yet, please do it because you are going to love it.

#teamwill

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Oh, guess what I'm back with?  Second book of TID trilogy, and I'm not going to spend to much time talking about it so let's just jump to the review...wait, let me leave you a link for the first book's review: Clockwork Angel, where I spent most of the review gushing about all the characters and everything in between, yep pretty much :)

Okay, time for the review:

SPOILERS if you haven't read the first book.

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Tessa has found safety with the Shadowhunters but that safety may come to an end, because someone in the Cave is plotting to have her protector, Charlotte, the head of the London Institute replaced.  If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out in the streets and an easy prey for the mysterious Magister who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of Will and Jem, Tessa finds out that the Magister's war against the Shadowhunters is personal, he blames all Shadowhunters for a long-time tragedy that happen to him and his family, destroying his life.  Tessa, Will and Jem travel to Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, in order to find out more about the secrets of the past.  But what Tessa didn't think was that in this trip she would also find out about her parentage too.

When a clockwork demon brings a warning to Will from the Magister himself, the Shadowhunters realize that someone of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa also finds herself been drawn more to Jem, even though she longs for Will.  But Will is changing, everybody is changing including Jem and Tessa and no one knows what to do.  Could finding the Magister free Will and bring Tessa the answers that she seeks about her family and her powers?

I still loved this book, loved, Tessa, Will and Jem but I, myself was confused at times between Will and Jem and I'm not going to lie.  Will has had a very special place in my heard since book 1 and I think I'm team Will all the way, don't kill me :)  Also, I felt like this book focused more on the fight with Magister and the clockwork creatures and there is a lot going on and it was nice getting a lot of the Magister's past and the Shadowhunters too.  They did a lot of creepy stuff back in the day, right?

Of course, I would love more Tessa, Will and Jem time and I know we will get it.  I ended up giving 4.25 stars out of 5.

XOXO,

Nelia


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

AHHHHH...yes that's how I'm going to start this post, because it's time to start reviewing one of my favorite series.  When it was finally time to take a break from TMI series and pick TID series up, I was like: Ok, let's see what the hype is all about this series.  But once I started reading?  I didn't want to stop, well I didn't want to continue so I didn't have to finish it, you know what I mean? I think I just confused myself too lol lol

These characters, OMG, I don't think I have ever felt so attached to characters like the ones on TID.  Okay, okay, let me stop right now and get to the review...let's do this:


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It's 1878 and Tessa Gray arrived in London searching for her missing brother, what she didn't except was getting in the middle of a supernatural underworld.  Soon, she discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters-including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys that she is attracted to.   They end up finding themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans.  The Club is equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures that is out to rule the British Empire and only Tessa and the Shadowhunters can stop them.

If you have been reading the The Mortal Instruments you know the Shadowhunters and their world but getting to know the Shadowhunters from 1878?  That is a total different and familiar thing and I loved, loved it.  The whole London institute is amazing, and you get to start loving every single character even if you don't want to.  But Will and Jem?  They are just another thing altogether, they are what makes the institute and bring live and light and passion and everything in between and you just cannot get enough of them.

Will, he is the non stop fighter cracker and Jem?  He is the soft and delicate and gentleman of the institute and the best thing is that both of them are the same age and best friends.  Tessa falls for both of them and you will think that you will hate her for it and get aggravated, but no, of course not.  Cassandra Clare just knows how to make you love and understand Tessa and take her side when things are not going well.  Ah, so amazing.

Of course, there is romance but let's not forget the fight that they are having with the Pandemonium Club.  There is no much happening, the Club is this huge puzzle that the Shadowhunters are trying to put together and of course once you are reading you are trying to put it together too :).  Once they find out one thing, there is always something else that happens, making the puzzle harder to complete.  Is it aggravating?  Sure, but at the same time that's what you want in a book, right?  At least, I do, I don't want to be able to solve everything right away and the TID knows to get you glued to it and trying to figure out what's next.

And once the first book was over, there was so many questions left answered and cliffhangers but the best time was that the whole series is all out and I didn't have to wait a year or long for the next one.  I think I'm all out of breath from us typing this review lol.  But seriously, if have started yet TID, do it because there is just one thing that will happen, you will fall in love with it. :)

Do I recommend this book?  OMG, totally and my rating? 5 out of 5 stars, I LOVE it.


XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekend Reads: The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Happy Friday and next week will be Fall, can you believe that?  I sure can't, can someone rewind time and bring Summer back?  I sure won't mind to have Summer back and all the fun with it...AH I'm missing it already.  But, what can we do, just suck it up, right?  At least it's not snowing yet.  Seriously, it better not come too early...lol

What are you guys doing this weekend?  We are having a Town Parade and festival, so the kids will have lots of fun, but our Library will also have a huge Book Sale and I really cannot wait for it, I haven't been buying books because of this sale eheheheh.  YEEPEE!!!

And here is the book that I'm currently reading and don't want it to end it because I love this world and characters way too much, but it's at that time in the book where it's sooo good that you just have to read it until the end AH the struggles:


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Have a great weekend!!!

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Review: Blook, Ink and Fire by Ashley Mansour

Time to review another book...but let's talk about how tired I am today, yesterday was my wedding anniversary and my hubby surprised me with flowers (ha, right?) and then we went out to dinner in Boston.  I loved dinner, but what I forgot was how late dinner was and how my stupid brain still doesn't function that well. lol  We got home after 10 at night and this morning I feel like I got ran over my a truck, my head is killing me (these are the days that I realized that I'm still not 100% better from my concussion and I think to myself, when will I? AH, it's so aggregating...anyways, back to today's topic and dinner was delicious :) )


Blood, Ink and Fire by Ashley Mansour

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Thank You NetGalley for this opportunity to read and review this book.

Noelle is our main character, she is from Fell, a place where reading and books are prohibited.  When kids turn 17 years old they go through Immersion, a process where doctors go into your brain and remove your ability to read and understand letters and numbers.  Fell is also monitored through Verity (wireless world), everybody has Verity at home and they are pretty much monitored 24/7.  During one of Verity's malfunction moments Noelle reads a script out of it and Fell learns that she can read it.  Her grandfather takes the blame for her and he is throw out of Fell forever, however during the raid that her grandfather is thrown away, Noelle isn't home because he went to see her best friend John.  When she finds her grandfather on the way home, he tells her what happened and both of them go to John's house for protection and the story takes off from there.

When I read about this book, it really intrigued me and I really wanted to read it but once I started to read it took me forever to get to the story or more likely the story took forever to develop it.  I fell like the world building wasn't properly developed, I wanted more to be explained about Fell and the nine sovereigns; I felt lost in it.  Every time things were explain about their surroundings it felt plain and I couldn't connect to it.

 The characters?  I already forget most of the side characters' names, why?  Because they weren't presented it that well.  At the end someone was presented as a family member and now I cannot even remember who?  Not enough time was spend on character development; even Noelle, one moment she was your typical strong female main heroine and the next she was a crying baby :( She aggravated me because of it.  Ledger, even though he was book spirit (right?) I actually liked him, for most parts, at least he was the one who kept reminding Noelle that she was the one that needed to pretty much grow up and take action because she was the reader and the only one that could save them.  I'm still not okay how they both fell in love in a few weeks...boo.

Overall, it was an okay book, towards the end it picked up and had a good ending.  I ended up giving a 3.5 stars out of 5.

XOXO,

Nelia

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Book Review: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

I think that I'm getting into my blogging schedule, finally!!! It's Tuesday and I'm back with another book review, today's review is the second and last book of a duology that I loved reading this year.  I'm discovering duologies this year and loving them too :)

If you haven't read the first book yet, I have done a review for it and you can get an idea what it is about but (The Book of Ivy) I promise you that you will love it, well if you like dystopian YA books that is lol.

Let's get to today's review but first as always if you haven't read the first one, it will contain some spoilers especially how the first book ended but as the review goes I stay away from spoiling it:

The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

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Ivy is beyond the fence and she is realizing now that she is all alone for the first time.  She was abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop, her husband and now she must find a way to survive on her own in a land unknown to her and filled with dangers, both human and natural.

At first Ivy doesn't know what to expect of this new land and even though she does encounter danger she also finds hope and a new way of life, something that she didn't think it was possible.  And then Bishop reappears in Ivy's life and she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she's fought for.

I really loved the first book and I really enjoyed this book, but I felt like things went a little too quick, you know?  I wanted more, more fighting, more planning, more and more of something.  And don't get me wrong it did ended on a good note and things got resolved pretty good, but maybe it was just me that wanted more?  I really enjoyed knowing what was outside the fence and wanted to know what else was out there and Ivy didn't spend that much time there, or Bishop.  But in the very end of the book we do get a little peek at what Ivy and Bishop decided to do with their lives and I couldn't be happier and it kind of made up for the rush of the book.

Overall I loved and totally recommend these books to everyone. I ended up giving this book 5 out of 5 stars because I love Ivy and Bishop and the whole world too.  So, have you pick the first book out yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?

XOXO,

Nelia


Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 2016 TBR List

I can't believe that it's September already and it's almost the middle of it which means I'm late with this post, oops.  But, seriously can you believe that Summer is pretty much over?  It's cold in New England this week, I want my hot summer days back :(  I do love Fall but I think I love Summer more...okay, I'm done complaining but cold days and I'm going to just jump to the books that I want to read this month lol

1. The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday-I know, I know...I can't believe it either but I'm still reading, but I'm going to finish it tonight, I promise.  I just have to.

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2.  The Rose and The Dagger by Renee: I'm so happy to start this one.


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3. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover: And I can't wait to read this one too.

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4. The Walking Dead, Volume 2

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5. Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

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6. The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

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7. Peak by Roland Smith

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And that is all the books I'm adding for the month of September, what are you reading this month? 

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August 2016 Wrap Up

I'm sooo late with this post but here are the books that I read during the month of August:

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1. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll: 3 Stars

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2. Blood, Ink and Fire by Ashley Mansour: 3.5 Stars

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3. The Bad Boy Wants Me by Georgia Le Carre: 4 Stars

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4. Dirty Aristocrat by Georgia Le Carre: 4.25 Stars

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5. Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis: 4.25 Stars

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6.  The Walking Dead, Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman: 4 Stars

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7. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: 5 Stars

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8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: 4 Stars

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9. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud: 4.5 Stars

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10. The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday: Still Reading

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7.5 books and 2 Graphic Novels, not my best month but still okay.  The month started off pretty good but I'm kind of stuck in the last book for a while now and I tend to want to finish a book even though I'm not crazy about it and that's what is happening right now.  I'm really hoping to finish it today, I'm about 100 pages left and usually that only takes me a sitting so let's hope, people, let's hope.

My favorite book of the month was The Wrath and The Dawn for sure, I loved it so much that after I read it in the kindle format I ended up buying a physical copy of it.  I don't remember the last time I did that for a book, I really loved this book and I have already bought the next one and once I'm done reading TFATA I'm so picking it up.

What books did you read during the month of August?  And which one was your favorite?

XOXO,

Nelia


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Book Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

I'm back, I was on vacation the last week and to tell you the truth I just couldn't do anything else.  My parents are away and I had to get the kids ready for school and try to still keep them busy and enjoy the summer and I was still kind of working.  It was an exhausting week, I need a vacation from this vacation...you know what I mean?  But, I'm back today with to review another book and reviewing the second book in a series that I'm totally obsessed over and cannot wait for the next one to come out.  I don't even know if this series will have 3 or more books but I wouldn't mind if the author writes more books, I just looove this story.  Okay, okay, let's get to the book and the review.  But first and foremost, if you haven't read the first book this will contain spoilers so please read the first one book first.  And you can also check out my review of it here: Ink and Bone.

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

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Jess is back and after surviving the introduction to the world of the Library, he is now serving its army and it's nothing like he envisioned.   His life is at risk and he knows that it's not only his life that lives in the line of death, the ones that he cares the most have also been altered forever.  His best friend is presumed dead (lost), Morgan (the girl he loves) is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

But he is not willing to sit back and do what the Library says, he is going on a mission to save one of their own and at first he wants to go by himself but his friends doesn't allow him to do it and at the end they all go together.  But being cautious isn't even enough with the Library, it seams like they have eyes everywhere and one wrong move and they are all dead.  Hunted by the deadly automata in Alexandria, Jess and his friends find themselves fleeing Alexandria and going all the way to London.

While in London, Jess finds out that is home is not safe anymore, the Welsh army is coming and London is burning and Jess is going to have to make a choice soon between friends, family and the Library.

Alright, let's talk about this book; Jess...ah Jess, he is the same guy as the first book, wait, I think he is even better in this book.  He took some risks in the first book, but in this book?  He the risks he took?  Oh my, he had my heart going a hundred miles an hour, but I freaking loved it.  He is everything you want a main character to be, loyal, friendly and not afraid to take risks of course lol.  And can we take a minute to talk about the side characters?  Some of them were on fire this book,  I loved how much Dario changed, for the better of course.  And these two guys hated each other in the first book and now they are working together to save a friend, how amazing.  And Khalia?  She changed so much too, she was quiet and I never thought she would do the things that she did in this book, she totally rocked.  Glain?  She was already a badass in the first book, but on this one she just proved that she can be anything she sets her mind to.  Wolf and General Santi, those two, oh my, I really, really like them and I just love how these two adults are always there to support and help them.  Ah, Morgan...not only what she can do is amazing but the way she fights to survive is amazing and I really love to see her and Jess together.  Totally rooting for those two.

Okay, I think I'm going to stop talking about the characters for now but I hope I convinced you to read the book because you can see that it's not only about two characters falling in love, nope this book is a lot more than that.  This book one of the greatest story line ever (a world where books are prohibited? and the Library controls it) and where friendship plays the main role, but if you want some romance, don't worry because we get that too, just the right amount.

I just want to mention the writing because I really think Rachel Caine is going a great job writing these books, the first book was great and this one was even better and now I cannot wait to see what the third book will be like.  And I only have to say what rating I gave this book and of course I gave it 5 out of 5 stars :)

Have you read the first book yet?  What about this one?  If not please do it and let me know what you guys think.

XOXO,

Nelia