Book releases: March 2016

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but this month so many awesome books are being published, I must share them all with you. Keep reading 😉

One of the most awaited books of this year, Lady Midnight promises – am I the only one who is dying to have one copy on my hands? I believe not!

Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

8th March

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The third and last of book of the series – I’ve only read the first one, much to my embarrassment, I know I’m missing out, or so tells me Ana.

The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski

29th March

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Wendy Higgins, and this one is a Fairy Tale retelling! Need I say more?

The Great Hunt (The Great Hunt #1) by Wendy Higgins

8th March

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Speaking of fantasy, I’ve never read anything by this author, but I’m a total junkie for beautiful covers, so this one has a direct pass to my TBR.

Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie

1st March – comes out today folks!

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Ughh, another final book! And once again I’ve only read the first book of the series!

Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy #3) by Sally Green

29th March

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I love me some Mia Sheridan, I have no words for how much I love her books – I haven’t even read this one and I already feel myself swooning.

Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

1st March – TODAY!

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We’re missing a historical romance!

Not anymore 🙂

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn

29th March

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Who likes Allie Condie? You’re in for a treat!

Summerlost by Allie Condie

29th March

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And who missed Melissa Marr?! I know I did 🙂

Seven Black Diamonds (Untitled #1) by Melissa Marr

1st March – Today people!

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And at last, but definitely not least, a new series by Shelly Crane! I love the Significance series so much, I’m expecting big things from this one 🙂 I mean, what else could I want, it’s sci-fi, it has an UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL COVER…

The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen #1) by Shelly Crane

15th March

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With nothing to add, I bid you an amazing reading month, happy reading!

TV Series are an addiction

Instead of reviewing books like I should be doing, I have been immersed in the world of TV series! Yeah, I’m reading several books right now: Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda (which I’m loving), Clean Sweep and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. However, I have been feeling like watching shows more. Hence, not finishing one single book in 1 week. Anyways, that’s why I decided I should share all the series I’m currently addicted to!

The 100

Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

So yeah, this must be one of the most underated or underwatched tv series out there right now. This might seem like one more teenage drama, it’s CW ffs. However, don’t be fooled. The 100 is one amazing series that makes you question your physical and moral limits as a human being. It’s addictive, it’s fascinating. GO WATCH IT. Also, season 3 has started 2 weeks ago and DEAR GOD HAS IT BEEN AMAZING! The showrunners are killing me and let me tell you, they are some shipsinkers and sure love to troll with us fans!

The Good Wife

Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state’s attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

This is a show that has been running for 7 years now and I’m devouring this new season. Alica Florrick is a lawyer that has been through a lot but now has gone back on her feet and is showing the Chicago Scene that she is a force to be reckoned with. I’m a little appreensive about how everything will play out in the end as there are some rumors that this might be the final season. If you like politics, conspiracies, unfullfilled romance and fast-paced tv series, give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.

2 Broke Girls

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash.

I might be a little late on this ride but I’ve recently started watching 1 Broke Girls and DAMN is it catchy and funny. I love the dynamics between Max and Caroline and, honestly, all the characters have their spotlight and the show wouldn’t be the same without them. Earl, Sophie, Oleg and Han make the show what it is and even though I am only on Season 2, I’m sure it won’t be long until I catch up with the 5th season that is currently airing.

Honorable Mentions: How to Get Away with Murder and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

HTGAWM: A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

L&O: SVU: This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

This are two special series for me. I stopped watching How to Get Away with Murder after watching Season 2 episode 3 because I felt like I needed the whole season completed so I would binge watch it. Why? Because so damn much is going on! Also, I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks so binge-watching it will make it easier for me to watch this amazing series. Afterall, the flashbacks are what make the show! Law and Order: SVU is one of those series that I watch whenever a episode is airing on TV. I love the show but never get around to watching it from episode 1. Let’s be real, the show has, what, 15 seasons? Anyway, it’s a wonderful series, that is actually realistic, as opposed to many criminal tv series that are airing right now. Sometimes justice is served, other times the criminal is never caught. Also, it’s much better than Law and Order (the original).

MUST WATCH: Jessica Jones

A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

I watched this in 3 days more or less and I guess that says it all!

Biggest Literary Disappointments

Have you ever read that so-much awaited book, only to find out it was so terrible you wish the author would rewrite the book again?

Well, unfortunately I have had to deal with this occurrence one too many times. The anger doesn’t go away, trust me. Every single time I think about those books I want to strangle someone, usually the author.

Here’s a list of some of those disappointments, aka what the fuck did I just read.

1. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris.

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Yes, it’s the very famous book series that inspired the also very famous TV show, True Blood. By the way, both the last book and the last season were terrible disappointments. And why? Well you know when you’ve bought all the books of the series, invested your time, money, love, sweat, blood and tears into it… ALL FOR NOTHING?

This book is like that. Our dear Sookie doesn’t end up with Eric, oh-no, she ends up with Sam! Sam the fucking shapeshifter whom nobody gives a fuck about!

Although the whole series is brilliant (13 fucking books), the ending of the 13th book killed me. It was as if someone had ripped my heart out of my chest and set it on fire. Thank you very much Charlaine Harris, I hope you burn in hell for this. (Or just rewrite the book, I wouldn’t mind that either).

2. Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

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The first book was so promising, it was so, so good! Indeed, it was so good that I’ve decided to ignore this one, and pretend this book isn’t the continuation of Uninvited.

A piece of advice for all the book authors out there, don’t make us ship a couple on the first book only to destroy it completely on the next one. Ok? Please don’t do it, it will make us, readers, despise you.

As a matter in fact, after reading this series I’ve decided to never, ever, ever read a book written by Sophie Jordan, ever again. This was not the first time she let me down. As such…

WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER, GETTING BACK TOGETHER

#TaylorSwift

3. Hidden by Sophie Jordan

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Sophie Jordan, again? Yes, guys, obviously Sophie Jordan is quite talented at writing amazing first books, but last installments? No, she sucks at it.

4. Fallen by Lauren Kate

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I had heard great things about this book, I am still hearing them actually – which is really weird cause this book totally sucked. I believe someone is making a movie out of this… I will anxiously wait to go the movies and spend my money on something that will totally suck as well, the movie, I mean xD

5. Sever by Lauren DeStefano

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There’s not much I want to say about this one, expect that Sever completely ruined a promising YA series.

6. Determined to Obey by C. J. Roberts

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While I was reading this book I couldn’t believe my eyes. The only word I can find to describe such a book is the word disgusting. There are two things on this book that are HUGE deal-breakers to me, rape and pedophilia. Urghhh… Seriously, how could C. J. Roberts write this? Captive in the Dark had already been dark enough for me, I didn’t need more darkness to be added. I thought Determined to Obey would be as good as Captive in the Dark, but no. It was way too disturbing for my vanilla mind.

7. Rogue by Katy Evans

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Is this the same author who wrote Remy?  *sighs*

I think not.

Thank you for reading, until next time.

(this gif illustrates how mad I was while writing this)

New Book Releases this month: February 2015

Hi guys! So this month some awesome books that we’ve been dying to read are at last going to be published!

Let’s see what we have in store for this month.

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

Publication Date: 6th Feb

I personally can’t wait for this one, this is the end of the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines world, at least for now 😉

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Red Queen  (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5) by S.C. Stephens

Publication Date: 24th Feb

Can’t wait to get my hands on this one, more Kellan Kyle *swoons*

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Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: 24th Feb

A Darker Shade final for Irene

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: 10th Feb

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Rebel (Rebel #1) by Callie Hart

Publication Date: 9th Feb

I wonder if I really want to read this or not… I guess we’ll see.

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Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Publication Date: 12th Feb

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The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Keela (Slater Brothers #2.5) by L. A. Casey

Publication Date: 1st Feb (today!)

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Homecoming (The Hundred #3) by Kass Morgan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1) by Sarah Castille

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Unleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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Happenstance (Happenstance#3) by Jamie McGuire

Publication Date: 2nd Feb

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Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (The Lunar Chronicles #2.5) by Marissa Meyer

Publication Date: 4th Feb

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Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

Publication Date: 17th Feb

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The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard

Publication Date: 3rd Feb

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Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Publication Date: 24th Feb

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The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: 17th Feb

Am I the only one dying to read The Return? Seth, my dear, I want you to be the father of my future children…

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That was it, thank you for reading, have a wonderful month and don’t forget to read!

xoxo Sofyy

Books – January 2015 – Happy New Year

Hi guys, just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year 2015, I hope this year will be as good or better than 2014 (mine mostly sucked, to be honest). Anyway, here’s what you’re going to want to read this month:

Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Published: 8th of January

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Publication: 27th January

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Publication: 20th January

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Publication: 27th January

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Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

Publication: 27th January

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Publication: 13th January

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Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Publication: 6th January

-just love the freaking color, I can’t wait to read this!

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Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Publication: 6th January

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Ensnared by A. G. Howard

Publication: 6th January

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Publication: 27th January

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Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Publication: 6th January

-YES YES YES YES GIMME THAT!

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Kyland by Mia Sheridan

Publication: 25th January

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Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Publication: 27th January

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And that’s it for this month, until next post!

xoxo Sofia

Book and Television series talk: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Series: Outlander (#1)

Published:1991

Publisher:Dell Publishing Company

Goodreads:“The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.”

 

 

 

The Rambling:

First of all, hi guys, it’s Sofyy here. Today I’m going to talk about a book and a Tv Series. I’m sure you’ve heard of Outlander, even if you’ve just heard of the Tv Series.

I first heard of Outlander from Ana, she told me to watch the series, like a hundred times, until I actually watched it by myself. The veredict: It is awesome! The only thing I’m sad about is that the second part of the show will only air in April… in a long timeeee.

The cast is amazing, the scenery, and the opening song as well, of course I love the Scottish accent, especially when a certain highlander speaks *coff Jamie Fraser coff*.

This Tv series is pretty amazing and worth your time! I’ve already convinced a lot of my friends to watch it (they love it!), and this Winter holidays, when I go back home for two weeks, I’m so making my mother watch it! I know how much she a appreciates a good historical fiction tv series.

Here are the youtube links to watch the trailer and the opening song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBSn_M75OI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ledHVF1ZtDI

And also, here’s some gifs for you to fangirl and drool over:

Now about the book series:

I finaly got my copy of the first installment!!! For almost 3 months I’ve been looking everywhere like crazy for the Portuguese edition, and today it finally arrived from the mail!

So far, I’ve only read the small introduction Diana Galbadon wrote before the first part. In the Portuguese version is writen the following:

“Há sempre pessoas a desaparecerem. Perguntem a qualquer polícia. Melhor ainda, perguntem a um jornalista. Os desaoarecimentos fazem parte do dia-a-dia dos jornalistas. Adolescentes fogem de casa. Crianças desgarram.se dos pais e nunca mais são vistas. Donas de casa chegam ao limite da sua paciência, pegam no dinheiro das compras e apanham um táxi para a estação. Banqueiros internacionais mudam o nome e desaparecem no meio do fumo dos seus charutos importados. Muitos dos desaparecidos acabarão por ser encontrados, vivos ou mortos. Afinal, os desaparecimentos têm explicação. Quase sempre.”

In the English version:

People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.

“Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end or their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars. Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations. Usually.”

So what do you thing guys? Will you give it a try? I sure am!

New Book Releases this month: November 2014

Hi guys! So November has already started for almost a week, but due to my university work I haven’t been able to post on our blog T.T

However, here am I once again to announce this month’s book releases, ready?

Captivated by you by Sylvia Day

18th November

Captivated by You (Crossfire, #4)

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

4th November

Yes, yes, yes! If you have never heard of The Mara Dyer series then get yourself immediately updated! This is a series you seriously want to know! I have already ordered this book for me and our dear Ana (it’s her 20th birthday next week!)

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)

11th November
The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles)
4th November
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
4th November
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)
25th November
Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #2)
18th November
I Belong to You (Inside Out, #5)
4th November
If you have been following Chibi Reader for a while, then you know how much I love Juliet Mariller’s books! I can’t wait to read this one. The cover is amazingly beautiful!
Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn and Grim, #1)
3rd November
I read this book’s blurb and for what I can tell is that this book promises darkness and a very steamy romance *wiggles eyebrows*
Nocte (The Nocte Trilogy, #1)
25th November
Zoey, aka Zoella is a famous youtuber, I must admit I’m not really inside the Youtuber’s world, yet I do know Zoella and she is one of my fav youtubers, I’m really looking forward to read this one!
Girl Online
18th November
Wild (The Ivy Chronicles, #3)
10th November
People nowadays are always complaining on how women are objectified, that there’s half-naked women everywhere, to advertise any kind of product, from drinks, to cars or even mattresses. But honestly, look at this cover and many, many other covers from books whose main target are women… Is there really a need to put shirtless men on book covers?! If I went to the supermarket I would only buy this book if: a) I was in a different country, where nobody knew me; b)I was by myself;  c) I wore something to cover my face… huge sunglasses, big hat… And lets not forget, I would still totally feel like a dirty old man cause this book’s cover looks like porn.Can’t people be more original and create better covers?
Filthy Beautiful Lust (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #3)
4th November
For those of you who don’t know, Molly McAdams just had a beautiful baby girl!
Letting Go (Thatch, #1)
This is it guys, enjoy this month!
Sofyy

New Book Releases this month: October 2014

This month will definitely be a literary blast!

A lot of books on the very-much-wanted book list will finally be published! All I can say is: Guys, try to remember you still have a life besides books. (This is for me too, cause I tend to forget I actually do have a social life besides books!)

Enjoy this month! Enjoy Autumn and of course, enjoy HALLOWEEN!

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Publication: 7th October

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Publication: 7th October

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

In the After Life by Alexandra Bracken

Publication: 28th October

In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Publication: 28th October

Talon (Talon, #1)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Publication: 21st October

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Publication: 14th October

Leaving Time

Redeemed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

Publication: 14th October

Redeemed (House of Night, #12)

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Publication: 7th October

Black Ice

Mr. Beautiful by R.K. Liley

Publication: 15th October

Mr. Beautiful (Up in the Air, #4)

Rowdy by Jay Crownover

Publication: 21st October

Rowdy (Marked Men, #5)

Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

Publication: 7th October

Reaper's Stand (Reapers MC, #4)

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication: 21st October

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2)

Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

Publication: 5th October

Becoming Calder (A Sign of Love)

Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks

Publication: 7th October

Keep Me Safe (Slow Burn, #1)

Atlantia by Allie Condie

Publication: 28th October

Atlantia

A Shard of Ice by Alivia Anders

Publication: 27th October

A Shard of Ice (Black Symphony, #1)

A World of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin

Publication: 28th October

The World of Ice and Fire

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Publication: 7th October

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)

Apolonia by Jamie McGuire 

Publication: 6th October

Apolonia

Until The End by Abbi Glines

Publication: 28th October

Until the End (Sea Breeze, #9)

Relik by Teresa Mummert

Publication: 28th October

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Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan

Publication: 5th October

Finding Eden (A Sign of Love)

The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Publication: 6th October

The Body Electric

Enjoy this month to its fullest guys!

– Sofyy

New book releases this month – September 2014

Hi guys, it’s Sofyy here today! I’m sorry if me and Ana haven’t been posting reviews so often. We are both getting extremely lazy!

Anyway, today’s post is about the upcoming books for this month, not all books, only the books that I am excited to read. Let’s see what we have in store.

Heir of the Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I still haven’t read the series but I know I’ll love it nonetheless

2nd September – already available!

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

What If by Rebecca Donnovan

16th September

What If

Made for you by Melissa Marr

16th September

Made for You

Blackbird by Anna Carey

16th September

Blackbird (Blackbird, #1)

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

9th September – already available!!

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1)

The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

9th September – already available!

The Vampires of Manhattan (Vampires of Manhattan, #1)

Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan

29th September

Filthy Beautiful Love (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #2)

The Caller by Julliet Marillier 

9th September – already available!

-I am on my way to get it!!

The Caller (Shadowfell, #3)

Happenstance 2 by Jamie McGuire

9th September

Happenstance 2 (Happenstance, #2)

One More Chance by Abbi Glines

2nd September – YAYYAYAYAY

One More Chance (Chance, #2)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

16th September

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

Stay with Me by J.Lynn – MY FEELSSSS

September 23rd

Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

9th September – already available!

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

23rd September

Rooms

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

2nd September

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

23rd September

Afterworlds

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

2nd September – already available!

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

9th September – already available!

Illusions of Fate

Deacon by Kristen Ashley

23rd September

Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4)

And at last but not least (definitely notttttt!!!!)

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

30th September

ME AND ANA ARE HUGE FANGIRLS FOR THIS SERIES AND THIS IS THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)

As you can see after all this, there’s a lot to hope for this month, what else but books?!

Reviews with or without spoilers?

When I started writing reviews, I mainly just tried to express my feelings over a book and that’s it. I didn’t really talk about the book. Now, things have changed. I feel the need to write about what happens in certain scenes, about what that character did and how the other reacted, things like that. Basically, I felt the need to turn the “reviews” into booktalks. But then, another problem arises: what can I tell the other readers? Should I be specific or try to explain while not explaining? Should I maybe give hints to what happens? Damn it, what should I do??? What should I write? I don’t want to spoil anyone but my review won’t make any sense if I don’t explain what I’m writing about. I have all this ideas on my mind and then I end up writing absolutely nothing.

And this is how this post came to mind. My mind is all fucked up. So, I’ve come to a conclusion. Imma write reviews with spoilers! Full spoilerly spoilers! If you haven’t read a book and don’t want to know how it ends or what happens, just read the first and last paragraphs, I won’t be as cruel and spoil a book in the first line of my review. I’m not that mean. From now on, the first paragraph will tell you my general opinion of the book and what it is about, the last one will mention my feelings more intensely and will tell if I recommend or not the book. Should be easy right?

I have to admit, I’m kinda worried about this. I just want to write more and more but I keep deleting reviews or changing them because I don’t know what it’s okay to mention and what is not. So, I think it’s better to adopt a fuck it attitude and just go with the flow. I’ll write what I want and if I see the spoilers are huge I’ll just write a little warning, like I did in some of my first reviews.

Conclusions from this post:

If you like spoilers, you’re ok.

If you don’t like spoilers, fear not my dear friends! Just read the first and last paragraph of my reviews and your book’s expectations will be intact!

Also, I’m just talking for myself. Sofyy will continue writing her reviews as she as always done!