In Some Weeks

Today I’m going with my family on a small vacation to a camping and I don’t think I will be able to get internet there (I will try though^^) so I probably won't be posting anything during some weeks until when I start college. Just wanted to let you know.

Have fsummer02-1un while I’m out ;) summer04-1 summer03-1summer01-1



Due to some issues I declare an Hiatus status for now. I hope I'll be back during or after Christmas holidays.

Waiting On Wednesday

Book1 The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 496 pages

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (August 31, 2010)

Series?: Yes. The Infernal Devices, Book 1



Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Everybody is crazy about this book and I just can’t believe that the release date in on the corner! Less than a month to get this surely amazing book. 

Shadowhunters+Cassandra Clare+Will+Magnus+Victorian London= HEART ATTACK!

And what’s with the gorgeous cover? It is beautiful!

From now on I’m counting down the days left till the date this book hits the bookstores^^

Treasure of the Week (9-15 august)

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

A bit short of books this week… if you know of other book coming out this week let me know and I’ll add them.

girl-parts-final-cover3 winter Longing the thirteenth chime

*girl parts by John M.Cusick

*Winter Longing by Tricia Mills

*Thirteenth Chime: A Sense of Truth Novel by Emma Michaels

5th and 6th books in The Mortal Instruments Series


As you might know, yesterday there was this chat with Cassandra Clare in which she would interact with readers and make an announcement. Well, unfortunately I couldn’t take part in the event but I’ve read something amazing over at Katie’s Book Blog: City of Fallen Angels won’t be the 4th and Last book in The Mortal Instruments series, there will be two more book after it; yeah, you’ve read correctly, TWO more books, a 5th and a 6th!!! The titles are: City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. As for the release dates… we’ll have to wait but I’m sure we’ll have more of The Infernal Devices to read meanwhile. City of Fallen Angels comes out in April 2011, City of Lost Souls in May 2012 and City of Heavenly Fire in September 2013!!!!


I’m super excited and happy right now, because I finished City of Glass some days ago and was sad that there was only one more book left of what has become my favorite book series. And the covers…… I can’t even imagine how gorgeous the cover will be! Who will appear at them? Simon in the third one and then Alec and Isabel or Magnus, or some other new character?

Really I can’t wait!!! Between this and the movie….. ^^

Waiting On Wednesday (16)

DLS3Deadly Little Games: A Touch Novel

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (December 28, 2010)

Series?: Yes, Touch Novels Book 3



Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.

Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...

I loved the two first books in the series so I can’t wait to read the third one. I really like the mystery in these books. Have you read them? Did you enjoy them?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

hunger-games The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 384

Publisher: Scholastic Press; First Edition edition (September 14, 2008)

Tags: Post-apocalyptic, survival, Romance

Series?: Yes, The Hunger Games Trilogy Book 1




In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling The Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

I committed two big mistakes with this book which I’m going to tell you so you don’t end up hitting yourself as I did.

The first one was to wait this much to read it. I decided to open it after having it decorating my bookshelf for almost a whole year although I had heard amazing things about it. I just never seemed to feel like reading it.

The second one, and in my opinion the worst one, was to start reading it without having the sequel “Catching Fire” waiting in the shelf; right after I finished “The Hunger Games” I headed to the computer to buy Catching Fire.

This book has that “something” that transforms a simple story in a piece of art. The world that Suzanne Collins creates isn’t that different from ours; yeah, maybe it seems crueler with things like the Hunger Games, but really, many little boys die every day as soldiers in Africa. Also, the society is pretty similar, being the rich, unharmed people, the ones living at the Capitol, and the poor exploited workers, at total disposition of the abuse of its governors, the ones living at the districts. That’s one of the things I liked the most about this book, that although both our worlds seem so different, they aren’t.

The whole Hunger games thing has you wondering all the time what would you do if you were Katniss, and I loved learning things about survival from her. I don’t think I would be able to survive much out there. What I still can’t understand is how the people at the capitol not only enjoy this kind of brutal and sadistic reality show, they also prepare big parties and parades the days before the games begin, and even vote for their favorites! How can they bet money on which child will die next!? It made me feel like screaming “HEY! You’re talking about children lives here!”

The characters are well developed, and although there are some that don’t appear much, the little time they do, you get to figure them out quite well. Katniss is the main character, although you could say that Peeta is too, since he’s almost all the time there, living the same things. She is a realistic character, a person I really think I could be friends with because of her strong character and her determination. As for the others, I found myself loving the sweet Cinna and laughing a lot with Haymitch (or should I say laughing at him? ^^).

The other thing I loved the most about this book was the romance. Not by it itself, if not because nowadays most of the books I read are centered in the romance and then following it comes a problem the lovers have to overcome to be together. This book felt different. This book isn’t “Romance then Problem”, it is “Problem then Romance”. The romance is, although a very important part of the book, an excuse to further develop the story and show us the worst face of that world.

Now, if you ask me which team I’m of, it is kind of complicated. While Gale doesn’t appear much, when he did at the beginning of the book and when Katniss remembered things about him during the Games, I felt like I wanted to know more about him because he quite fit her more than Peeta in some aspects. Peeta isn’t your average bad/mysterious boy we’re accustomed to, his sweetness and directness made me love him. Here we had Gale the boy who has known Katniss since years ago and who is similar to her, and Peeta completely different to her, that has been secretly in love with her since they were 5. In the end, as the story kept developing and even though I like Gale quite a lot, I realized I’d go for Peeta. Opposites attract.

The impeccable writing makes it easy to read and understand what happens, and the present tense only adds more emotion to the whole lot. Also presenting it from Katniss point of view was a magnificent guess since that wraps the reader in the same uncertainty as the heroin of who to trust.

If you haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, turn off the computer, get up, and run (RUN) to your nearest bookstore and buy it. And since you’ll be already there, save yourself the trouble of having to run there again tomorrow, and buy Catching Fire, because you will devour this book in hours. The third and last one in the series is Mockingjay, coming out on August 24th this year. Also, that day is the release of The Hunger Games Box set.

About the author: Suzanne has not only wrote Sci-Fi, as in The Hunger Games trilogy, she is also the author of The Underland Chronicles, a fantasy series. Find out more here

Also here’s the official Scholastic Press web page for The Hunger Games and here the UK one

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