sábado, 27 de setembro de 2014

Trying something new

I'm usually terrible at doing TBR's because I never, ever stick to them (thanks to my mood changes & difficult to keep reading books that don't pick my interest since the first start) but this month I will be trying to do one and pink promise that I will do my best to read these books.

1. Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston: this one has already been released but in different covers (is the third redesign already!) and I got an ARC with this new cover change - which is really cute and remind me of "How to train your dragon" because of the dragon haha - anyway heard mixed things but want to check out.

2. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis: It's a retelling of Snow White! Just this already made me want to pick this one up - but also heard great things from early reviews.

3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: if you haven't read "The Raven Cycle" yet I don't know what you have been doing with your life. Seriously, just pick the first book of this series "The Raven Boys" & welcome.

4. & 5. If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman: since started rolling around news about the movie last year and then the trailer came out I wanted to read this books, but I already had started If I Stay and leaved it DNF - now I already read other works by Forman so I really, really want to give this another shot. Also can't see the movie until read the book, which is a bummer since everyone is loving it.

6. Wonder by R.J. Palacio: I have been wanting to read this book sine it was released but only now got myself a copy so no more excuses. 

And you guys, usually make TBR's or just go with the wind? If you do which books are you planning on reading this month? I'm not doing anything Halloween related but are you doing it? Tell me all about it on the comments! 

quinta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2014

Rebel Belle - Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Published by Putnam Juvenile on April 8, 2014 
Pages: 352
Genres: Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. 
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth. 
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.
Characters & Relationships: Harper is an amazing female lead that knows very well how to kick ass while keeping her appearance perfect and being the top of her class - can I just say an amen to female characters that have it all? Amen. Also she had me cracking up at so many times, plus her interactions with her nemesis, David - another character that I loved with his always sarcastic tone. But one thing that bothered me was that the "love triangle" was so completely and utterly unnecessary, it was clear since the first chapter what the ship was and still this situation dragged until the last part of the story. 

Paranormal aspects & pace: the whole paranormal set on this one is really good and completely unique (for me), it started in a way that right from the first chapter it got me thinking "what the heck is going on" which keep me reading and reading but towards the middle it kind of hit a wall - there wasn't anything really happening, except from training and love triangle stuff, it just seemed like some things could have been cut out to make the pace more quickly for impatient readers like me. 

Recommended to: readers that love the paranormal gender looking for something fresh, unique & light, readers that aren't that into paranormal but would like to give the gender a try, readers looking for something fun, fast & cute.