BATMAN VS SUPERMAN #ThePremiere!!

Hi guys,

This is book related post or if you want me to be more specific a comic related post. ‘Cause tonight -as if in my city -I’m going to watch the premiere of this fantastic movie.

If you guys don’t know what is it about?

Play the trailer now!

Pretty awesome right?

Love, Lizzie.

Ps. In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a comic lover.

#Review THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and The Dawn
by Renée Ahdieh
A The Wrath and The Dawn Novel (#1)
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
on May 12th, 2015
Genres: 
Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Rating:4stars
Steamy Level:3chilis

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One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.

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Exciting & Unique

First of all, I’m not a huge fan of retellings I prefer uniqueness over everything else, but after I read Cinder on December I wanted to know if the others where well worth a reading.

That’s how I ended up buying The Wrath and The Dawn, a retelling of Arabian Nights.

If you haven’t read or don’t remember Arabian Nights. This is the important stuff about it. The anonymous story is about a girl with a funny and awfully complicated name who has recently married the ruler of her country; a cruel Emperor who is known for killing his wives. Said girl doesn’t’ want to get killed, so she finds a way to catch the interest of the Emperor. Every time the Emperor comes to her at night she tells him a story so exciting and long that when the night is over the Emperor can kill her because he wants to know what happens in the story next.

I didn’t remember very well Arabian Nights and the exact plot by the time I started reading The Wrath and The Dawn so I don’t know how similar are the stories.

This is why I can honestly say about Renée Ahdieh’s work

Sixteen years old Shahrzad is moved by revenge when she volunteers to married the Young Caliph of Khorasan. An eighteen years old boy who has been killing each one of his bride at dawn by executing them. But for her plan to works she has to win Khalid’s trust first. And that’s something you can do in a single night. So yeah, as in the original story she narrates stories to Khalid to catch his interest.

But with each passing day she sees a new sight of Khalid, a sight you would never believe exists in a man who carries so many deaths on his shoulders.

Ahdieh’s twist of magic was exactly what her book needed to be exciting and unique. That and her well-developed characters where what makes this book a must read.

On the other hand, I sincerely think that it wasn’t necessary to divide the story in TWO books. TW&TD was full of exciting scenes and great quotes. And that makes me think if Renée Ahdieh could do a good job to reach the expectations her first book has created.

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#Review CINDER by Marissa Meyer


Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
A Lunar Chronicles Novel (#1)
Published by Harper Collins UK, Children’s Books
on March 24, 2016
Genres: 
Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Rating:3stars
Steamy Level:2chilis(barely there)

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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I did enjoy Marissa Meyer’s work

In my reading community, during the last months of 2015 everyone was talking about this new writer and how amazing her first three books were. I was watching the reviews on youtube made by people I knew and also by others booktubers. I’m a blogger but I barely know more bloggers like me in my city.
That’s how I knew about Marissa Meyer and her retelling of the fairy tales of my childhood transformed in some kind of technology world where all the stories were related. They told me I was going to love it because I’m studying computer science. I do love technology but doesn’t mean I loved someone destroying my childhoods fairy tales because she or he thought it was a ground breaking idea.

Never mind, that’s what I thought when I first read Cinder’s blurb.

But on the last Black Friday I found said book at $6.00 in my local bookstore and… well, you know what happened next.

I can’t say I loathed the story because the writing was pretty good, in fact, I did enjoy Marissa Meyer’s work. But I didn’t feel connected with Lihn Cinder nor Prince Kai. I couldn’t grab my head around the idea that in this twisted fairy tale Cinderella was a cyborg. A girl who can’t cry even if she wants to.

On the other hand, what I did love was the plot and the world that took two years to write to Marissa Meyer.

Cinder works in a market in New Beijing fixing androids, she is the only member of her family who works –as in the original tale –because her evil stepmother is busy being evil and loving one of her daughters and hating the other. Everything in her life was ordinary until one-day Prince Kai comes to her workplace in the market because he was told than the mechanic Lihn was the only one capable to repair his personal android.

And that’s how the ship met.

But the silver lining of this story was that the entire book wasn’t about Cinder&Kai. Yes, they were important but the Lunars and specially their Queen Levana was the top priority.

This fucked up lady is not happy enough with the place where she lives. She also wants Earth.

Oh, and let’s not forget about that awful disease that is killing thousands of people in all the world. And now, possibly to the Emperor of New Beijing –Kai’s father if you haven’t made the connection –.

I wasn’t sure if I would have ended up burning my copy of Cinder –I’ve done that before with a book not-worth-mentioning-its-name. But I finished Cinder wanting to know more about the next book, the retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood, Scarlet. So that counts for something, right?

If you love young adult and have a thing for retellings then, Cinder is well worth a reading. I can guarantee you’ll love it, but you’ll be pleased with this new author and her style.

About the Author

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I’m big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I’m represented by Jill Grinberg.
CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.

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SCARLET by Marisa Meyer The Lunar Chronicles #QuotingMidweeks

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What is Quoting Midweeks?
Randomly, choose a page of your current read and share two sentences, phrases or quotes. Please, avoid spoiler for possible futures readers.

Just featured on wednesday and/or thursday.

Technically talking, today is friday but whatever I was reading this book in the public bus today and this quote was worth sharing.

SCARLET
by Marissa Meyer
Published by Atria Books
on November 10th, 2015

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“[…]I would rather die than ever be touched by you again.”
“I’m sorry to heard that, Scarlet. Because I didn’t come to apologize.”
“I don’t care what you-”
He was at her in a single stride, his hands buried in her hair, pressing her against the wall. Hi mouth stifled her surprised cry, and then an angry scream. She tried to shove him off her but she’d have had no more luck against the iron bars on the door.

 

Bet you didn’t see that coming!

See you in the next post! 🙂