COFFEE BOOK TAG

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I was trying to make a macchiato – my first try -, it didn’t go well, when I realized I havent’ done the COFFEE BOOKTAG. How could I not when I can’t think if I haven’t had at least a sip of coffee before classes.

So here I’m, drinking the world most awfull macchiato because I have to while writing this post about my third favorite thing in the world. COFFEE

Disclaimer: You may have noticed that none tagged me for this tag, feel free to do it if you love coffee as much as I do.

BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.

It’d be easier to say GoT since I already read the first book, but seriously the toughest one for me is Lord of Rings, those books scare me. I don’t think I’m prepare to read them, I would probably ended up reading the same sentece thrice before I catch the meaning.

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PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.

And since my winters don’t coincide with my Christmas, remember that I live in the southern hemisphere. I will pick any Stephen King novel, even if I’m struggling with reading for the first time IT at the moment, for Halloween. I do have Halloweens not as important as in other countries but I love candies.

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HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?

HP is so basic, so I’ll mention my second favorite instead. Furthermore. Now, I’m not sure if it qualifies since I read it just last year, not a child at the moment, but it is a children’s book and none writes a sweet story as my favourite, Tahereh Mafi. Furthermore

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.

It is insane every time I remember how fast I read this novel, my first real one-sitting slepless-night read. Confess found its way to my heart so quickly, I read that prologue and I was sold. Now, I’m completely biased to give a honest opinion about the show but I’ll probably do it anyway, later.Confess

STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.

It’s a new realease and I’m planning on reading it any time soon. It’ll be the first book I read from this author, but I also wanna read her previous one. The only thing I know about this novel is that the main character has had quite a few crushes through all her life, unrequited crushes. I can relate to that, easily some might say.The Upside of Unrequited

THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT

I love this categories in tags, today I’ll try to convice you to read my favorite Christine Brae book, In This Life. That story is just perfection, the romance, the angst… I had a hard time trying to overcome the ending. Reading slump, big way. Completely amazing, highly recommendable. Please, read it. Please?

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OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM.

I try not to mention books I dislike because none likes bad publicity, silence is better. But well, I did expected more from this author. It was my first time reading her work, she came highly recommended from Netgalley but this book was a failure.Flawed (Flawed, #1)

THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.

I’ll take a chance with this unfinished trilogy. Book one: bitter. Book two: sweeeeeeeeet. Book three: hopefully satisfying. ACOWAR will be published in two days. I won’t survive that book if someone I love dies. Resultado de imagen para acowar books instagram

GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.

I live for romance novels. My life is happier because of them. So yeah, I would choose my favorite Historical Romance series about the most charming family in 18th century. Julia Quinn knows how to write and she also knows how to enthrall her readers.

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CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.

I’m proud of  the diversity within my last year read list. So yeah, Ahdieh did make me dream of far off beautiful places. My favorite retelling with an exotic setting.The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

COCA TEA: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC.

I changed the last question because my favourite classic is  a book written from a peruvian, as myself. So coca tea seems more accurate. I love the complexity of this novel, the critique to certain human behaviours. I really love the pun in the tittle. So clever.

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Hope you liked this quite-easy-to-write book tag. It’s been a while since I did something like this, but it was thoroughly enjoyable.

Read you soon, 😉

 

 

 

 

A Court of Wings and Ruin Excerpt

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I’m a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas, I, slightly, consider myself Maas trash, if it wasn’t for certain characters in a certain series. But anyway, my most anticipated release of THE YEAR will be published in five days and finally we have a excerpt, a really tiny not-good-for-my-mental-health  excerpt.

But beggars can’t be choosers.

So here it is:

The FIRST CHAPTER OF

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

Chapter 1

The painting was a lie.

A bright, pretty lie, bursting with pale pink blooms and fat beams of sunshine.

I’d begun it yesterday, an idle study of the rose garden lurking beyond the open windows of the studio. Through the tangle of thorns and satiny leaves, the brighter green of the hills rolled away into the distance.

Incessant, unrelenting spring.

If I’d painted this glimpse into the court the way my gut had urged me, it would have been flesh-shredding thorns, flowers that choked off the sunlight for any plants smaller than them, and rolling hills stained red.

But each brushstroke on the wide canvas was calculated; each dab and swirl of blending colors meant to portray not just idyllic spring, but a sunny disposition as well. Not too happy, but gladly, finally healing from horrors I carefully divulged.

I supposed that in the past weeks, I had crafted my demeanor as intricately as one of these paintings. I supposed that if I had also chosen to show myself as I truly wished, I would have been adorned with flesh-shredding talons, and hands that choked the life out of those now in my company. I would have left the gilded halls stained red.

But not yet.

Not yet, I told myself with every brushstroke, with every move I’d made these weeks. Swift revenge helped no one and nothing but my own, roiling rage.

Even if every time I spoke to them, I heard Elain’s sobbing as she was forced into the Cauldron. Even if every time I looked at them, I saw Nesta fling that finger at the King of Hybern in a death-promise. Even if every time I scented them, my nostrils were again full of the tang of Cassian’s blood as it pooled on the dark stones of that bone-castle.

The paintbrush snapped between my fingers.

I’d cleaved it in two, the pale handle damaged beyond repair.

Cursing under my breath, I glanced to the windows, the doors. This place was too full of watching eyes to risk throwing it in the rubbish bin.

I cast my mind around me like a net, trawling for any others near enough to witness, to be spying. I found none.

I held my hands before me, one half of the brush in each palm.

For a moment, I let myself see past the glamour that concealed the tattoo on my right hand and forearm. The markings of my true heart. My true title.

High Lady of the Night Court.

Half a thought had the broken paintbrush going up in flames.

The fire did not burn me, even as it devoured wood and brush and paint.

When it was nothing but smoke and ash, I invited in a wind that swept them from my palms and out the open windows.

For good measure, I summoned a breeze from the garden to snake through the room, wiping away any lingering tendril of smoke, filling it with the musty, suffocating smell of roses.

Perhaps when my task here was done, I’d burn this manor to the ground, too. Starting with those roses.

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I’m done.

See you after May, 5th

My IT Challenge

I hate terror, well not really but I don’t often read it so you can say that I hate it. The thing is I always got scared easily, like way to easy. My older cousins made fun of me through all my childhood that’s why I haven’t watch any of the all time famous horror movies (i.e. Freeddy vs. Jason, The Exorcism of Emily Rose* and so much more)

This year I want to be brave and bold and do things, it doesn’t matter if they are the smallest steps ever taken, I just want to do what I’d have never imagined before.

Funny coincidence, the It movie will be released a few days before (not so sure about the premiere date in my country) my twenty-third birthday. So yeah, I will try to read this enormous novel before the new movie release in September.

So here I’m telling you this sad story about me trying to read IT, and doing a poor job at it. Hopefully this entry will force me to do it and not quit at the first horror scene.

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If you have read this far, you’re probably asking yourself: Why don’t just read a short novella first instead of a 1500-page length novel?

I ask myself that a lot. I certainly don’t know, maybe I just want to raise the bar a bit higher.

Wish me luck, will you? 😉

Most Anticipated Reads – May

It certainly hasn’t been that long since I wrote an entry in this blog. But it always feels that way.

So, today I’m here to talk about my most anticipated reads, yes this is my May TBR and you probably remember how bad I’m at them, but the important thing is that I keep trying.

Let’s jump right into it…

Going back to basics, my most anticipated read of the entire year is ACOWAR, and if you don’t know what ACOWAR is how can you call yourself a fantasy NA reader. It is the last book in the trilogy A Court Of Thorns and Roses.
Yeah, I know Maas said something about extending the universe of ACOTAR but the next books in the series aren’t about Rhys, so… you know. It ends here.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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And since I love her writing style I trust her judgement when she recommends a new author. That’s why last year I read Roshani Chokshi’s debut novel, The Star-Touched Queen, and I love it so much that now I’ll be reading the second part, A Crown of Wishes. Can’t wait to read more about this promising author.

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chockshi

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My all times fav, Laini Taylor has finally published a new book and unfourtunately is not about Akiva & Karou. It doesn’t matter, because it’s going to be a one-sitting reading but after my midterms. Can’t wait to know more about this dreamer called Strange.

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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And last, but not least, after all those fantastic worlds I will need a bit of reality that’s why I’ll be reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I don’t think this series needed another  but I don’t mind. Because if Jenny Han wants to write a book a year about Lara Jean I’m going to read it, no matter what. She is, after all, my guilty pleasure.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han