Fight Like a YA Girl Tag

I saw this tag at Moonshine’s corner and thought it so cool that I tagged myself. Do check her answers to this tag, they’re really interesting! Some characters will be repeated a few times in my answers, because I don’t read exclusively YA, which means I don’t read so much of it to make this list more varied, but I tried to put the same books in no more than 2 categories.

Kristi from YA and Wine has created this tag, and it’s really nice to see strong girls and women being represented in fiction (and non-fiction) more and more, and specially YA does SUCH a good job in providing varied, independent, strong characters. Congratulations to Kristi for her creativity and for putting on the spot these inspiring characters!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
  • Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
  • Tag as many people as you like!

1.WARRIOR GIRLS:

Linda from The Warrior Heir. I know the story is told mainly from Jack’s point of view, but Linda was the first girl I have seen represented as a fighter, and I loved it!

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Review: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Huxley

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Classic Fiction

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

This is one of the most well-loved classics of all time, and most people I follow on Goodreads gave either 4 or 5 stars to it, and it belongs in many people’s Favorites shelves. Many people have actually recommended it to me (Hi, Bia!), but I should have listened to my boyfriend when he said that, although he had really enjoyed the book, I wouldn’t like it all that much. So hold tight, this might be a rant-view. I’ve held back from making my points too long, but still it’s quite an epic rant. Continue reading

Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

See What I have done Sarah Schmidt

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Crime, Historical Fiction

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you are a fan of true crime, this book is for you. It tells the story of the ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, which today completes 125 years. See What I Have Done got me on the edge of my seat during the whole time, although I already knew the story previous to reading the book. It is so gripping and it sent a chill down my spine every time I thought the story it’s based on was real. Honestly, it felt like reading all the articles about the case, plus filling the blank spaces our imaginations tend to try and fill out. What goes through the head of someone who commits a crime like that? See What I Have Done tells you. Continue reading

Review: What If? by Randall Munroe

What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Non-fiction, Humor, Science

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

I don’t normally read non-fiction, which is a hole in my shelf I am trying to slowly fill. I’ve got a bit of prejudice towards non-fiction writing, which I think tends to be too dry for my taste, even if the story is wonderful, interesting and with the appeal of being real. But I am making an effort now to find the books that will prove me wrong! So, when I saw this one in a bookstore last year, I knew I had to have it (thank you, Birgit, for the gift!). Continue reading

Books coming out August/2017 I’m dying to read

Hello readers!

This August is a really good month for book publishing! Below are some of the books coming out throughout the month and that I really want to read. What are you guys excitedly waiting for in August?


29749085I just know I have to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer. The beautiful the cover, the amazing the story, it’s just so much goodness into one book. I must confess I am not familiarized yet with Leigh Bardugo’s work, I have Six of Crows staring at me on my TBR pile but I have other books to read before that one. I normally don’t put many books by the same author on my TBR but… just look at this!

Goodreads synopsis excerpt: She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

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Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book will be published on August 1st 2017.

I was curious about Girl in Snow after seeing a review from Jay about it, and it seemed to me that the book was a study of human relationships and the complexity of personalities, with a death of a girl as its background. And yes, that is exactly what the story was like. It’s a mystery with characters full of secrets, and it starts with a 15-year-old girl dead in the snow, but it’s not a thriller. Continue reading

Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1), by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception Mary PearsonRating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob

The Kiss of Deception is the story of Lia, Princess of the Kingdom of Morrighan. She is to marry a prince she never met from a neighbor country, and is fiercely against it. But her parents are willing to give their daughter away without as much as allowing her an opinion, so she decides to take matters into her own hands – and runs away on her wedding day. Continue reading

The New Disney Princess Book Tag

 

adorable tag in Never Not Reading and thought it so cool I really wanted to answer!


Rules:

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you.
  • Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews & Zuky @ Book Bum)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

The Hate U Give Snow White

The Book (like the movie) That Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author

Quite a no-brainer, it has to be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The writing is simple but gripping and intense. It’s as if every word is where it should be, and the story itself will make you laugh, keep you on your toes and will definitely break your heart. This is such a must-read! This book will surely make it to my favorites from this year, if not THE favorite. Continue reading

Another Listicle Tag Post

Hello readers!

I was tagged by Darque Dreamer Reads on this really fun tag! Thank you so much, I am quite excited to answer this one! In case you don’t know her blog, Darque Dreamer has one really stylish blog, writes really great reviews and takes absolutely gorgeous pictures of books! Plus, she rates her books in fairies, so… what are you waiting for to visit her blog?

What is the Listicle Tag?

The listicle tag is a post that contains a list format for a topic or set of questions.

Rules

  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the post (not-so-modern-girl!) so that she can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those people the subject/prompt of their listicle post!

Darque Dreamer Prompt

Choose 5 books, television shows, or movies that your opinion of is different from the popular opinion.

I have answered the Unpopular Opinions Tag in this post, so I did my best not to mention the same books!

Brave New World Huxley

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley is a well-beloved science-fiction dystopia which explores a world in which the government controls the population by making them… happy. I will not linger much here, as I have a review on this book coming up soon, but – I just didn’t get into the hype. The story felt inconsistent and written at different paces randomly, I didn’t relate to the characters (especially not the Savage) and although I appreciate the innovation and creativity of the book, I thought it was just meh.

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Best Bookstores in Rio de Janeiro (via Capital Nerd)

The post below is from Capital Nerd, I love her “best bookstores from around the world” series, it’s amazing and I couldn’t resist sharing the one from my country ❤ Check it out if you’re interested – click on the link provided to see her post.

Nothing beats lying on the beach or next to the pool under the baking sun while getting lost in a good story. A holiday read is as essential an item as your sun cream for the beach, but what if you forgot to bring your book with you? Simply go to one of our takes on the […]

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