Most Anticipated Releases 2018 – Part 1

Captura de ecrã 2018-01-02, às 20.48.52Hello guys!

It’s already the beginning of 2018 and that means… DRUM ROLL… 2018 Releases! It’s always such an exciting time to see what books are gonna come out! These are the books I am interested in getting to from January to June since there’s quite a bit and I haven’t checked many after that, plus the ones I did, half don’t have yet covers.

So here’s my list of anticipated books for the first part of 2018:
Read More »

December Wrap-up and January TBR

wrapupandtbr

Welcome to the last post of 2017! I can’t believe we are already going for 2018, this year passed so fast for me! As well as this month that I have no idea where it went, but I for sure didn’t read much! But I did enjoy some family time and put everything school related in order, and I’m already preparing myself for next year!

This month I read only 7 books but they were all really nice, and I also had some time with family to see some book-to-movie adaptations!

How was your month? What books did you read?
Read More »

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.44.22

33871765

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

Series: N/A

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children’s

Edition published June 1st, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance

Pages: 338

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

It’s hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone.

It’s been sixty-five painful days since the death of Juniper’s big sister, Camilla. On her first day back at school, bracing herself for the stares and whispers, Juniper borrows Camie’s handbag for luck – and discovers an unsent break-up letter inside. It’s mysteriously addressed to ‘You’ and dated July 4th – the day of Camie’s accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie’s secret love, Juniper starts to investigate.

But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie’s death – but without this card, there’s a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper’s own secret: a memory that she can’t let anyone else find out.

Read More »

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

19112017-IMG_6967

17118893

 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Series: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
First published January 10th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
Pages: 318
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Read More »

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

11102017-IMG_6884

28245707

 

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Series: N/A
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Published March 14th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance, LGBT
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

Read More »

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (ARC Review)

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.44.22

35913844

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Series: N/A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Expected publication: November 2nd, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Modern Literature, Adult

Pages: 304

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.

Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.

Read More »

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (ARC Review)

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.44.22

33982178

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Series: N/A

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Expected publication: October 17th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Fiction

Pages: 224

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

Read More »

Halloween Mood Reads!

Captura de ecrã 2017-09-11, às 22.34.01 1

Are you already in Halloween mood? Don’t worry! I have some amazing book to share with you guys that will guarantee some amazing time! And if you are not in the mood yet, I am sure that after reading some of these you will be!

So, last year I did two Halloween posts: Best Halloween Books and Best Halloween Movies. But this year I decided to do just a bookish one. I absolutely love this time of the year and I feel that I’ve been reading some really good books just right for Halloween! So, I hope you guys enjoy this post and get to read some of these books if you haven’t already!Read More »

September Wrap-up and October TBR

wrapupandtbr

Hey guys! October is already starting and with it comes some pretty nice Halloween and Fall books! I’m doing a post with Halloween recommendations tomorrow so keep an eye open for that!

I also ended my Goodreads Challenge for 100 books, which I’m super proud about since October is only starting!

As for my wrap-up, this month I read 14 books. I read pretty much everything I aimed to and I found some favorites this month! I had overall a great reading month, filled with amazing books and I can’t wait for you guys to check my thoughts on them! The only book I’m really sad I didn’t read this month is Wonder Woman: Warbringer that I preordered but it got lost in the mail…
Read More »

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

IMG_6816.jpg

4327066

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Series: N/A
Publisher: Pocket Books
First published February 1st, 1999
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, YA
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day…or wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why.”

Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Read More »