Waiting on Wednesday #8 | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that Spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.

six of crows by leight bardugo | waiting on wednesday

Title: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: September 29th 2015

Published by: Henry Holt and Company

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Pages: 480

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Last month I read the first book in the Grisha Trilogy and I really really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read the other two books, so I can read this one. I know you can read this series even if you haven’t read the Grisha Trilogy, but  I’m gonna wait to read it as an entire series set in the same world. I love Leigh Bardugo’s writing, so that’s another reasing I want to read this. Also, becasue I have heard so many great things about it!

Are you excited for this book? What are you Waiting on Wednesday? Let me your link, so I can visit and comment back!

Waiting on Wednesday # 7 | The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that Spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for. 

Title: The Scorpion Rules

Author: Erin Bow

Release Date: September 22th 2015

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre: YA, Dystopia

Pages: 384

A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together in small, isolated schools called Preceptures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Precepture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace, even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.
Enter Elián Palnik, the Precepture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Precepture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.
What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?
This books sounds so good! I read the summary and it left me really intrigued, especially, because I like books were you can see the power relationships between countries and other aspects that have to do with politics.

Are you excited for this book? What are you Waiting on Wednesday? Let me your link, so I can visit and comment back!

Finished Series I Have YET to Finish | Ten Top Tuesday #8

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held over at Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish. I realised while I did this topic that I never leave a series unfinished after I read more that one book, if I read book two it’s because I enjoyed the first one a lot and then I read the rest one after the other. Also, I realised that even if I liked the first book a lot, if I don’t immediately pick up the next one, it’s likely that a long time goes by before I read the rest of the series. 

1) The Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson 

I read the first book in this series only last month and it became one of my favorites, if not my favorite, of the year. I’m so excited to read the rest of the series, I probably will do it soon! 

2) The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Triogy by Laini Taylor 

After years of hearing about this, I  read the first book in this series only last month, but I really liked it. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.

3) The Grisha Trilogy by Leight Bardugo

Again, I only read the first book in this series last month, but I’m so intrigued about what’s gonna happen next. I think I will read this soon.

4) The Black Magicians Trilogy by Trudi Canavan

I read the first book in this series at the beginning of the year, and I thought it was ok. I’m still looking forward to reading this, and lately, I have felt really inclined to pick it up. I will probably read it next month. 

5) The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson

I read the first book of this series at the end of last year, and I loved it. I will definitely read the next two books in this series, but I’m not sure if I will read the next book  that was written by someone different.

6) The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson 

Most fantasy fans out there have read this series, I read the first one and I really really liked it. I will definitely continue on with the series, but I don’t think I will do it anytime soon.

7) The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

I read the first book in this series like almost two years ago,  I thought it was alright, but it wasn’t anything extraordinary. I want to continue on with the series but I don’t know when I will do it.

8) The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin 

I read the first book in this series and I loved it! But then I didn’t pick up the next right away and now I feel like I need to re-read this one if I want to continue with the other books. 

9) The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

I read Shatter Me two years ago and I didn’t think it was extraordinary, I just thought it was ok. Nonetheless, I want to read the other two books, because I want to know what made everyone change their minds about Warner. 

10) The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass 

I really enjoyed the first book, it was a quick and fun read, but I have no rush in reading the rest. Someday I will, but I’m not sure when.   

Did you participate in TTT this week? Tell me in the comments, I would love to check out your post!

September 2015 TBR

September TBR Bookish Wanderess
I love reading TBR posts, so I decided I would make one for the month of September. It’s a bit late to make a TBR, if we consider the second week of the month it’s about to start, but I don’t care and I’m doing it anyway. I’m not sure I will read all these books, but I will try. 

Like I said, the first week of the month is gone and I already finished one book. I have talked a lot about this book on my bog, because it was my most anticipated book of the year. And it is: 
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 

I won’t say anything about this book,except that I loved it, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. You can read what I thought about this book in my monthly wrap up and in the review that I will post in the future.

To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
I started to read this book last month, I don’t know if I will finish it this month, but I want to slowly make my way through it. So I will be reading part of this in the month of september. 
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

I have heard great things about this book, especially around booktube, and I have wanted to read it for a while. I’m in the mood for fantasy, so I think this is the perfect time to read it. 
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Succubus Blues by  Richelle Mead

I love Richelle Mead’s writing in her YA books, so I decided to try one of her adult series. I have heard great things about this book from  Lindsey Rey, one of my favorite booktubers, and like I said I’m in the mood for fantasy, so I wanted to try Urban Fantasy, which I don’t read that often. 
Wonderland by Robert McKayWonderland (Intergalactic Fairy Tales #1)  by Robert McKay

I received a copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. It’s a science fiction retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it sounds amazing. I can’t wait to read it! 
Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? What books are you planning to read this month?

Movies to Look Forward to: September 2015

I don’t know if I have said this on the blog before, but I love movies, I have love them since I was a child and my dad had a movie rental store and let me watch all the movies over and over again. I used to watch a lot more movies than I do now, because with two majors is hard to find the time, but I still love movies and I really enjoy watching them when I have the time. There are a few movies that are being released this month and that I really want to watch. Here are my most anticipated movie releases of september 2015: 

1)  99 Holmes (September 25, 2015)  – Trailer

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity – to join Carver’s crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what’s his.

This movie looks great. It seem to be character driven which I love, and it has a cast of great actors to pull the characters off. Also, it was really well received at TIFF, which I think it’s a great sign and got me intrigued to watch it.  
2) About Ray (September 18, 2015) – Trailer

When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

This movie has a great cast, the three main characters are played by actresses that have done some great movies in the past. Also, I think it’s important how trans stories are being told more often.  It’s still hard to know if this movie did it right, but for the trailers it looks like it did. Nonetheless, it’s a shame that there’s not a trans person telling this story.

3)  Sleeping with other People (September 11, 2015) – Trailer

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you’re sleeping with other people?

This is the kind of comedy I found funny and it has a great cast that can actually be funny and deliver great one-liners, so I’m realy excited to watch. Also, it looks like a new take in a movie we have seen a lot of times before.

4) Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ( September 18, 2015)

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

I read the books and I liked them, and I watched the first movie and liked it, so I will definitely watch this one. Also, I think these movies have such a great cast and that makes me want to watch even more. 

What movies do you want to watch this month? What movies did you watch last month? Did you like them? 

Review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Title: Daugther of Smoke and Bone (Daugther of Smoke and Bone #1) 

Author: Laini Taylor

Publication Date: 2011

Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Fantasy, YA

Pages: 418

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?.

I had heard a lot of great things about this book, and after finally reading it, I can say I wasn’t dissapointed.  This book has a complex and unique world and magic system, as well as a really great writing style. 

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the fact that there was a world within a world, which means this book took place both in our world, the primary world, and a secondary world called “Elsewhere”, that was captivating and unique. This story was very intriguing because the book only gave glimpses of the secondary world until almost the end, when there was the big reveal. This world was accompanied by a complex magic system that reminds the reader that magic has a price, and often, it’s a great one. On the other hand, the fantastical creatures that were combinations of several animals were other aspect of this book that gave it a unique touch.
Another great thing about this book was the amazing writing style, which allowed me to easily imagine everything that was described. Nonetheless, I felt like the narrative structure of this book was intriguing when it came to the world, but it took away from the story and the characters, because there was this big secret being kept from the main character about her past and the entire time while I read I felt like there was something missing, but it not in a good, mysterious way. 
About the characters, I can say they were complex and interesting characters, like Brimstone. Actually, I was fascinated with many of the secondary characters.  But I had trouble connecting with the main characters, Karou and Akiva, for the biggest part of this book. Actually, I felt their relationship was a little insta-love, and I didn’t like that aspect of the book. By the end, after the big secret was revealed, I understood them and their relationship a little better, but the fact that the reveal took place so late in the book took away from this characters and their relationship. Like I said before, I felt like there was always something missing. 
Nonetheless, I’m very excited to read the next book and see what happens. I really want to explore and get to know more about the world and  the magic system. Also, I want to see how I feel towards the characters and relationships reading a book after knowing what’s going on.

Rating: 4 start 

Have you read this book? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments! 

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I have been nominated by Carrie @ 
The Book Goddess and Mikayla @ Mikayla’s Bookshelf. You are both amazing. Thank you! 

The rules for this award are:
1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2) Put the award logo on your blog.
3) Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4) Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Nominate ten blogs. 

*20 questions are too much for me, so I chose 5 questions from Carrie and 5 from Mikayla. 

Carrie’s questions 

1) Do you prefer ebooks or printed books?
I love printed books, but I live in Colombia, and getting printed books in english is hard and it’s also expensive. That’s why I love my Kindle so much.

2) Which book would you like to see as a movie?
The Throne of Glass series! I just think it would make an epic movie, full of action and magic.

3) Who is your favorite author(s)?
There are a lot of them, but this three are my favorite right now: Sarah J. Maas, Alexandra Bracken, and Maggie Stiefvater

4) Vampires or werewolves or both or neither?
Vampires, I just don’t like Werewolves that much. Actually, I don’t think I have read a book that it’s only about werewolves.

5) How many books, both printed and ebooks, do you own in total?
Around 40 printed books and about a 100 ebooks. Maybe. Maybe more. 

Mikayla’s questions 

1) If you could be any book character for a day, who would it be?
Hermione Granger, without a doubt. She is one of my favorite characters of all time.

2) If you could live in any book world, which one would it be?
I would live in the Harry Potter world, because there’s magic and I could go to Hogwarts.

3) Are there any books that you hate which everyone else seems to love?
A lot of people dislike the Vampire Academy series, but I love it.

4) Which three book characters would you have over for dinner?
I think Celaena, Hermione and Elizabeth Bennet. We could talk about books and it would be amazing! 

5) Who is you favorite Disney princess?

Belle, probably. She likes books, and that’s reason enough.

My questions:

What is your favorite book you have read this year?
Do you have a favorite blogger? Who is it?
What’s your favorite classic?
What’s your most anticipated book of 2016?
Do you participate in any memes? Which is your favorite?
Which type of blog post do you enjoy the most?
Do you watch booktube videos? Who is your favorite booktuber?
How long have you been blogging?
What are you currently reading? Do you have a favorite quote from that book? What is it?
How many language do you know?

I nominate

Clare @ Dual Reads