Waiting On Wednesday (15)


Wither (Chemical Garden TrilogyWither (Chemical Garden Trilogy Book 1)

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1 edition (March 22, 2011)

Series?: Yes, Chemical Garden Trilogy Book 1



What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

Doesn’t it sound amazing? Plus it has a very beautiful cover! I just found out about it and I’m already can’t wait to read it!!!

So did you know about this book? What do you think? What are you Waiting On Wednesday?

Kiss of life by Daniel Waters

kiss of life Kiss of life by Daniel Waters

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 432 pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 25, 2010)

Tags: Zombies, Discrimination, Romance

Series?: Yes. Generation Dead Book 2 




The phenomenon that’s been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay.  Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time.  While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they’re calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation.
Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends.  Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie -- her Homecoming date Tommy Williams -- her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for her.  Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave.  Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.

While the first book in the series “Generation Dead” was mostly centered in the living-dead love story , the second one revolves more around the topic of the discrimination against the zombies and criticizes how the ones with power control and manipulate the others.                                                                                                       I found it a very interesting thing to read about and as events occurred I got angrier about how those heartless people made the citizens go against the Different Biotic.

Another topic touched in the book was the sad but true truth about some charity foundations.

For the love story, I need to say that although Adam is very sweet and loves and cares a lot about Phoebe, I wished during all the novel that something happened with Tommy.

Some new characters are introduced to us and (sorry, but I have to say it^^) one of the is DeCayce who is really cute! I loved the whole “club” thing; it was good to see the DB had some place to have fun and meet other people.

The most remarkable improvement of the characters in this book was, without doubt, Adam’s point of view. Thanks to him we experience all the back-from-the-dead process from the beginning.

The writing continues in the same line that in the last book as well as the different points of view. Here I have to say that sometimes I got a bit bored and had to put the book down because while the point of view changes the topic does too, and it was like I wanted to know how one problem was going to be solved and then I had to read two chapters that talked about other things. But well, although sometimes it felt like that, I enjoyed watching trough the different narrators minds so I could contrast the various opinions.

About the author: If you want to know more about this amazing series go check Daniel Water’s Blog, there you’ll find all the information about Blog tours, release dates, contests, new books of the series and the hottest news about the DB. Also, if you enjoyed reading about Tommy’s blog in the books head here My So-Called Undeath, the real blog! It’s an entertaining way of waiting till the newt book is released. But if you’re an insatiable fan and can’t get enough, here you’ve got this forum to let out all your passion for this series.

Treasures of the Week (26-1 July/August 2010)

Treasures of the Week is a weekly meme that consists in posting about the new books coming out that week.

FatVampire Love Sucks! by Melissa McKenzie Francis Melinda Metz JealousyLSC


*Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex

*Love Sucks! by Melissa Francis

*Echoes by Melinda Metz

*Jealousy by Lili St.Crow

Guardian of the Gate the iron daughter Manifest (Kimani Tru) by Artist C. Arthur








*Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink

*The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

*Manifest by Artist Arthur

So, are you buying any of the books?

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of  The Story Siren.


Well, since it’s been a while since I posted an IMM and I have tons of books to show I will try to post about all of them during the next IMM posts so that you can see all the amazing books I’ve been reading during the time I was away from the blog.

First of all I’ll show you what I got this week, which isn’t much but I’m very excited about:

For Review

Passing Strange UK*Passing Strange by Daniel Waters 

3rd in the Generation Dead series. I’m really excited about this book because I absolutely love both Generation Dead and Kiss of Life (click on the names to read my reviews of the books). For those not familiar with the series I’ll tell you they have zombies, discrimination, romance and adventure. These are books you just have to discover since they talk about a society not so different from our (if you take the zombie thing away^^)


Now for the previous IMM:

March 17th, 2010


A Match Made in High School oh-my-gods The ABC's of Kissing Boys Life As We Knew It Half-Minute Horrors

*A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker

*oh.my.gods by Tera Lynn Childs

*the abc’s of kissing boys by  Tina Ferraro

*Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer

*Half-Minute Horrors by Various

tithe the iron king the demon's lexicon seven tears into the sea ice by sarah beth durst

*Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

*The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

*The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

*Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley

*ICE by Sarah Beth Durst

The Maze Runner incarceron

*The Maze Runner by James Dashner

*Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

May 7th, 2010


*Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

2nd in the Hunger Games series. 


And to finish I would like to tell you about some amazing contests (all of them International) going on in some cool sites:

*Win a $20 Target Gift Card Giveaway (ends on July 26)

*Super Pre-Order contest (ends on August 18)

*Teens Read and Write is actually hosting two great contests, one to win Nomansland and another to win a copy of Jekel loves Hyde. You will see them at the top of the page.

*Win one out of four books over at The Eclectic Reader (ends on July 30)

*Confessions of a bookaholic is having a Forget you (Jennifer Echols) release party with a signed copy of FORGET YOU, ENDLESS SUMMER, and GOING TOO FAR, one for a winner (so 3 winners in total) only open to the US and an additional book for an international winner.  Hare’s the button (click on the image to go to the contest post)forgetyoupartybig

*MBS Blogoversary Celebration!

*Finally last but not least, a giveaway over at Girls Without a Bookshelf I am super excited about because you can win wonderful books. Look at this amazing list:

Crescendo (sequel to Hush Hush)

Torment (sequel to Fallen)

Beautiful Darkness (sequel to Beautiful Creatures)

Return to Paradise (sequel to Leaving Paradise)

The Haunted (sequel to The Hollow)

Ascendant (sequel to Rampant)

Sapphique (sequel to Incarceron)

Also you can chose whether you want 1 winner to have all the books ore 7 winner with one book each. The contest will run till Will end on 31st August 2010 and is open Internationally. Here’s the link to the contest: http://withoutabookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/07/birthday-giveaway-sequels.html Enjoy^^


Big Big contest over at Books Obsession. To enter you just have to go to this link and fill out the form.

The contest consists in:

It is a pre-order International giveaway so the books you can win are books not released yet. At first there were 3 books as the prize Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, and Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers, but now the list has gotten bigger:

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Added 7/14)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Added 7/18)
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (Added 7/22)

The thing is, for every 25 new followers the blog gets, another books will be added to the prize list, and for every 50 new followers the blog gets, another winner will be added. Amazing isn’t it!?

This is how it is going so far:

*First winner gets their pick of three books from the pre-order list.
*Second winner gets their pick of two books from the pre-order list. (Added 7/18)
*Third winner gets their pick of one book from the pre-order list.
*Fourth winner gets their pick of one book from the pre-order list.
(The scratched out winners above may be added, depending on the amount of people that enter and start following.)

So you know what to do, go there and follow. Also there are a lot of ways to get extra entries.

Remember that the contests runs till August 18 and that it is International^^

BlogFest 2010

BlogFest10small Hey guys what’s up?

I’m here to announce that I just discovered this amazing event called BlogFest going on from September 10 to 12 and I decided to participate. If you want to join you just have to head to this link and sing up for this blogging party hosted by Cinnamon from  A journey of books.

It is very simple to participate and it will surely be a blast! Here are the only rules you have to follow to be able to join:

1.Each blog must host a giveaway between 12:00 am EST the 10th trough 11:59 pm EST on the 12th. There are no stipulations as to the monetary value of this giveaway.

2.Each blog must post the links provided to them on the days of the event.

3.Your BlogFest post can remain as a single post over the multiple days, but make sure there is an easily visible link to it from the top of your blog. If people can’t find your giveaway, they certainly can’t enter it.

4.Giveaway rule are up to you.

5.We will have a webpage and database for visitors to use to help track their blogs visits. While it is not mandatory that you direct your visitors there, it is a tool available to you.


Easy right? If you want more info about the event or how to co-host it, go to the link above and find out want you want to know. I haven’t decided on the giveaway yet but I might be giving away at least on book and maybe some goodies. I don’t know. Also, this will be my first giveaway^^ And it will be a great way of having fun just before I start college the 13th!

Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

n215881 Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

Reading level: Young Adult

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (April 27, 2004)

Tags: Romance, Summer, Comedy




“Hi Brooke! I'm going snorkeling with Ryan today, wanna come? I know what you're going to say, but he's just a friend, I swear! So when you finally get out of bed, come find me at the spa getting another massage.


The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.

Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.

But her to–do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's impossible to have a fling–when you're actually falling in love.

Fun and romantic, this book has all a perfect summer read needs. Although the characters were well portrayed, what really really got me were the landscapes; those amazing places described made me want to pack all my things and go on a cruise to the Caribbean right away. And indeed, when I finished reading the book, I started looking for cruises^^

She’s got this little trauma about being virgin and she just wants to get rid of it by sleeping with a boy during her summer before starting college. For that, she tries to change her shy personality and starts looking for Mister Right to have a summer fling. So she gets upset when she discovers his stepfather has invited to join them in the cruise a boy, Ryan, so he can be her baby-sitter.

You will also find funny moments as you see how Lindsay (kind of) conquests develop. Romance, friendship, fun, parties and wonderful summer paradises, all in this book. Go check it out. Perfect for a summer reading.

About the author: Check out Rachel’s website http://www.rachelhawthorne.net. There you’ll find all the info about the many books she’s written. Rachel Hawthorne is the author of many chick lit YA novels as well as the author of the paranormal Dark Guardian series.

Silvia?? Who’s Silvia!?

I don’t expect you to remember me, but for those who do remember me and wonder what kind of monster has kept me from blogging I will give you one name: “School”. Yeah, I know it is no excuse, but it is said that the Spanish high school senior years is one of the most difficult and I can swear it is true. I don’t know how it goes where you live but here students say that getting an university degree is far easier than getting the bachelor one. All school stuff plus some family issues have gotten me crazy!

Luckily it is all over now and I can freely return to my beloved blog. Also I’m happy because yesterday I got an official confirmation from the university I applied for saying I was admitted. It wasn’t my first university choice though if not the second choice, but I’m happy. So, my dear readers, I’m her for good and I’ll make up for all this time I’ve been offline.

Also I’ve been changing the layout because I wanted to give it a summer feeling. I still have to change the top image though. And instead of three columns there are four now so I don’t know if in others screens you can see it correctly (because mine is really big so I can see it all perfectly in place). If not tell me.

Thanks always for your support^^

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