Book Review: Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (GR)

Series: Under the Never Sky (#1)

Published: February 7th 2012 (UK paperback edition)

Publisher: Atom

“WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.

DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive. If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.” (Goodreads)

After reading the Hunger Games and Divergent I finally reached the conclusion that dystopia wasn’t my favourite type of book. I liked it but didn’t love it. However, when I was searching for my next read I stumbled upon Under the Never Sky. My first though was “Dystopia? Neh!”. But then something happened. They say you should never judge a book for its cover but let’s admit, if a cover is awful people won’t pick up the book but Under the Never Sky’s cover was so beautifully made that I just couldn’t resist taking a peek. Continue reading

Short Reviews #1

Hey, everyone.

From now on, since I don’t have time to post full reviews for every book I read even though I really wanted to, I’ll be posting short reviews on books I’ve read throughout the week.

So, let’s begin!

Sempre (Forever) by J.M. Darhower

I absolutely loved Sempre. J.M Darhower picked an extremely sensitive topic, slavery, and worked around it beautifully. I laughed and I cried. I immediately fell in love with the characters and the story is just heart wrenching but at the same time. And Nicholas, oh Nicholas. He was just a secondary character but he certainly played a major role in the book for me! Simply breathtaking.

If you want to buy the book: Amazon | Bookdepository

 

 

Taste by Kate Evangelista

My first ever zombie book! I didn’t know what to expect but, boy, did it surprise me! Phoenix had everything I like about a female heroine, she was badass and strong. The zombie world with all the royalty and the political system and conspiracies created a whole mysterious and enthralling vibe to Taste. However, I really wanted Phoenix to choose someone who was obviously not the main love interest, bummer! Yes, there is a love-triangle but it’s really subtle and it isn’t the focus of the book.

Sites where you can find Taste: Amazon |  Bookdepository

 

 

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites elicited mixed feelings from me. I definitely loved the plot and the mysterious life of Kate Daniels. We don’t know her background story but we know that she is special and something happened to her in the past. She is amazing in all her strong personality but we are always in the known of her fears which only made her character more realistic. My favourite part was when she meets the Beast Lord by saying “Here kitty, kitty, kitty”. It was priceless! Unfortunately there were parts that were a little bit boring for me but Magic Bites is a good book and those parts are forgotten in the general picture.

If you want to buy Magic Bites: Amazon | Bookdepository

 

Book Review: Everneath

Everneath by Brodi Ashton (GR)

Series: Everneath (#1)

Published: February 2nd 2012 (Paperback)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK

“Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her boyfriend–before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. 

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance–and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.” (Goodreads)

Everneath is the debut novel of a trilogy by Brodi Ashton. When I first read the blurb I twisted my nose at it because mythology isn’t really my thing. But when I read on Goodreads what my favourite reviewers said about this book I threw my first impressions out of the window and ordered Everneath right away. Continue reading

Calling all bloggers!

“Calling all bloggers!

Calling all bloggers!

Entangled needs you! *points at you*

Be part of The List.”

Book bloggers, something amazing has happened! Kate Evangelista, author of Taste and Reaping Me Softly has announced that her publisher, Entangled, is making a list of bloggers to give books before they are released to be reviewed. Awesome isn’t it?

So, if you are a blogger, like to review books and secretly (or not so secretly) want to read books before they are released, what are you waiting for? To try to make it into this list follow the instructions on Kate Evangelista’s blog post: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.pt/2013/01/we-want-youto-be-part-of-list.html

Book Review: On Demon Wings

On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5)

On Demon Wings by Karina Halle (GR)

Series: Experiment in Terror (#5)

Published: May 13th 2012 (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: Metal Blonde Books

“When the life you wanted has crumbled beneath your fingers, there’s nothing left to do but pick up the pieces and soldier on. You’ve done this before.But what happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognize your face in the mirror. What happens then?Ghost-hunter Perry Palomino doesn’t have much time to find out. Now, the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It’s inside of her, taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit, and there’s only one person who can help her. If part of her doesn’t kill him first.” (Goodreads)

Sorry in advance for the lack of reviews but there is no timeeeeee. Finals are awful. Now, onto the review! Continue reading

Hello 2013!

Hey fellow readers 😉

I hope everyone had a great Christmas with lots of gifts and an even greater New Year. I have to admit that I was extremely happy when I saw that under the Christmas tree a couple of book to unwrap! I was really looking forward to reading this books since there is a lot of hype about them on the book blogging community. I’ve already devoured them of course and I finally figured out why everyone was so enthusiastic when talking about them. So, if you haven’t checked them out I recommend that you go and read the blurb at least when you can. They are:

 

 

AMAZON

 

WOOK (Portugal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMAZON

 

WOOK (Portugal)

 

 

 

 

My next review is actually about Everneath. The reason why I haven’t posted it yet is lack of time but I’m sure by next week I’ll have it ready. Just let me say, this two books are just mind-blowing. I read each of them nonstop.

Now, we all know 2012 was a great year for the YA readers. There were so many books released and so many debuts that it reached the point where it was hard to stay updated on what was being published or what new authors were definitely worth our time. I fell in love with many authors this year that I can only hope that 2013 reaches my expectations. Authors such as Collen Hoover (Slammed),Elizabeth Norris (Unraveling), Brodi Ashton (Everneath) and Wendy Higgins (Sweet Evil) marked the year of 2012 for me and I hope many great authors appear on the publishing industry with great books that can rise the bar even higher for 2014.

Happy reading in 2013!

Let the books come!

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