WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #48 Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:01 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Illuminae

Expected publication: October 20th 2015

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #40 Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:01 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015

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1.Forbidden


2. Rock Chick (Rock Chick #1)


3. Kyland




5. Middlesex


6. Archer's Voice


7. The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6)


8. The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)


9. When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity #12)


10. When I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach #11)


What are the top ten books that you've read so far???
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Sofia T.

Review: Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 12:19 PM
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Title: Aflame
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: Fall Away #4

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…
Everyone wants to be me.
Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.
I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.
They all still talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?
But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.
Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.
“Everything else may change, but never the way I love you.”
Beware Spoilers Ahead!

I usually (always) love happily ever afters but when a HEA is too HEA it ruins the whole book. For me Aflame was one of those “too HEA” books.

In the previous book, falling away, Jared and Tate were having some issues with their relationship and their lives. They know each other since they were children, they loved each other since they could understand what love is and now they have their whole lives ahead of them to share their love. Somewhere along the way though, Jared lost himself. Does that mean that he doesn’t love Tate anymore? Answer: NO.

Jared wanted some time off their relationship where he could find himself, make some choices for his future so he could be the man Tate deserves. Is that too much to ask?

So Jared takes some time off of their relationship while he sorts himself out. Tate being Tate believes that the world revolves around her and as always takes it personally. I was so surprised to see that not even six months had passed since they broke up and Tate has already moved on! I was furious.

I rarely, almost never, blame heroines. Let’s face it, most of the time it’s the hero’s fault when something goes wrong, but I didn’t like Tate very much. They claim to have loved each other since they were children but yet when Jared needs some time for himself, Tate goes with the first man that stands in front of her. Where did the love go? Just because they had a break does that mean that their love is gone? I can’t understand it!

I didn’t really like this new Tate. Everyone believes that she’s a new confident Tate but believe me when I say that I have seen confident heroines and Tate isn’t one of them. She was just angry. If confidence means making the worst mistakes of your life then yeah, Tate was indeed confident. Is this the real Tate? I hope not. I loved the Tate we got to see in the three previous books and that’s the picture I’m going to keep about her.

Anyway, Jared was A-M-A-Z-I—N-G. He was confidentbecause he had time to concentrate on his future ad shape it like he wanted to and I really liked that. I also loved seeing Madoc and Fallon and Jax and Juliet. I even liked the huge surprise we got from the latter couple.

Aflame was the grand finale for all of them. Every couple has their HEA. I’m going to miss all of these crazy characters, even the new Tate. Mistakes and all, she is the woman Jared loves. The epilogue was too much for me but I know that people love this kind of things so I’m going to leave it be.

Despite everything, I strongly recommend this book. This is the last book we will be getting for the whole gang and you mustn’t miss it.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #43

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:07 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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First of all, I'd like to say I'm sorry! These past few weeks I haven't replied to any comment on my blog and I'm really sorry!!!

This week I finished The Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti and begun reading (for the first time) the Harry Potter series. I managed to read the first 4 books and I really loved them. So far I haven't noticed major differences between the books and the movies but I can't wait to read the Deathly Hallows. Since there were two movies for this book I'm really curious to see if they have changed anything.

I also got to read Sweet, the 3rd book in the Contours of the Heart series. I had this book in my tbr pile for quite some time and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 12:33 PM
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Title: A Sorceress of His Own
Author: Dianne Duvall
Series: The Gifted Ones #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed--or cursed--with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything--even the wrath of his king--to be with her.
This is the first mind blowing book in what is bound to become an incredible series. The gifted ones book #1 tells the story of Lord Dillon, Earl of Westcott and one of the very first gifted ones, Alyssa.

For years Dillon has conquered, won and gained lands, battles and gold but the only thing he seems unable to find is what his heart most desires, a wife. Dillon is considered a savage man and thus feared by many. Never interested to correct the rumors surrounding him, Dillon has gained many enemies and allies alike. But thus he has lost what he desires: a wife who will take him without fear, who will care for him with the same tenderness that he does, who will stand by his side as a companion, a partner, a mate.

The only person who seems to tolerate him and treat him with no fear is the old wise woman. A woman who is constantly counseling him, offering her wisdom without asking anything in return. A woman who has stood by Dillon’s side through the loneliness, the anger, the time. No one knows what is hiding behind the cowl concealing her face.

Alyssa was such a perfect character. I connected with her from the very beginning. Dillon is so focused around his own loneliness that he has no idea he is the only person Alyssa interacts with. Everyone fears the witch behind the hood but no one has seen her face. Until her loyalty to Dillon almost kills her. Dillon is shocked to discover the face of a young woman behind the cowl but he is more determined than ever to save her.

I have no words. I’m in love with this book. I already read it twice and I can’t get it out of my mind. It’s mind blowing. The gifted ones series is a spin-off from the Immortal guardians series but it is nothing like it. It’s so different. It’s basically a historical paranormal romance with two incredibly amazing main characters and more loveable secondary ones. There are many mysteries and twists around the story that will definitely captivate you. Once Dillon uncovers Alyssa’s secrets we have an off the charts hot, steamy romance but there are also many obstacles and danger lurking around.

I could talk forever about these two main characters but I’m not. Just READ it. I promise you will not regret it.

I also loved Robert, Dillon’s brother. I know he is the next character that will get his story and I can’t wait. Of course since this is a series about the first gifted ones, Seth couldn’t be missing along with Marcus and Roland. I’ve said this a lot and I’m going to say it again: we need Seth’s story ASAP!

Intrigue, action, suspense, gifted ones, danger and a hot alpha male a sorceress of his own has it all.

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: A Covert Affair (Deadly Ops #5) by Katie Reus

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:16 PM
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A Covert Affair (March 1, 2016)
She’s the only woman he ever loved…

Returning to duty after being wounded in action, NSA Agent Nathan Ortiz has returned home to Miami, eager to get back in the game. But he doesn't expect his newest mission to lead him straight to the one woman he loved, lost, and has never gotten over.


A beautiful, successful restauranteur, Amelia Rios enjoys giving back to her community, especially struggling women. A woman she recently hired stops showing up for work, and unfortunately, she isn't the first to go missing.


Soon Amelia finds herself thrust into a shadowy, dark world working side by side with Nathan, the only man she's ever loved. They must confront old feelings as they battle a ruthless enemy who is out to destroy them. The heat simmering between Nathan and Amelia could mean a second chance for them—but first they have to make it out alive.
Praise for the Deadly Ops Novels

“Romantic and suspenseful, a fast-paced sexy book full of high-stakes action.” —Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Reus strikes just the right balance of steamy sexual tension and nail-biting action.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author: 

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. 

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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #47 Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray

Posted on 1:57 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #2

Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above Youfeatures Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.
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