Haven – A Review of a Disappointing Novel

★★☆


30119375I am not going to lie, I went into this with fairly low expectations. Then again, I have been going into all the book I read lately with pretty low expectations. This book, though, surprised me and was better than I thought. It just wasn’t good enough.

The plot follows Heaven, a girl blessed, or possibly cursed, with immortality. Although she ages just as a normal person would, she cannot be killed. So after the brutal murder of her family, she is the only one left to sit upon the throne. All this while an evil sorcerer queen is invading all the surrounding kingdoms. Now, the royals must band together to get rid of this threat. Continue reading

La Sombra del Viento – A Review in Español!

★★★☆


5968482A few weeks ago I read an English copy of The Shadow of the Wind and wrote a review on it. A few days ago, I decided that since it was originally a Spanish-language novel I would write a Spanish review of it.

Hace unas semanas leí una copia en inglés de La Sombra del Viento y le escribí una reseña. Hace unos días, decidí que como era originalmente escrito en la lengua española que escribiría una reseña en español también.

Ahora, para empezar, soy de hecho un hablante nativo de español. El español era, de hecho, mi primera lengua porque nací en la soleada República Dominicana. Tristemente, todos mis libros están en inglés y por lo tanto la mayor parte de mi reseñas lo son también. Pero, si hay algunos hablantes de español que les gustaría verme reseñar una novela Young Adult en español, estaría dispuesta a escribir algunas en español igual como en ingles. Pero, como ni siquiera sé si alguien va a leer esto, decidí comenzar con esta. Si estás leyendo esto, ¡hola! Continue reading

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

Hello, hello!

A few days ago I was nominated by the very wonderful Rendz from Reading with Rendz.

So, what is The Black Cat Blue Sea Award, you ask?

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“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”

So, thanks again Rendz for nominating The Book Cover Girls!!! Continue reading

The One by Kiera Cass – Where it all Comes to an End

★★★☆


18635016.jpgWell, now that it’s finally over, I can rest in peace. It’s sad though, that even in the end I kind of wanted America to get shot and die.

I recently read and reviewed The Elite, and was really eager to get to The One. For some reason beyond common sense, I had the futile hope that perhaps, just maybe, America would grow up and be just a little less annoying. Guess what? It didn’t happen. Three chapters in and I had already rolled my eyes more times than I could have possibly counted. I’m kind of mad she got her happily ever after. (It’s not a spoiler cause we all knew it was coming). Continue reading

The Shadow of the Wind – My Story on a Book about a Book

 

★★★☆


1232I finished this book a few days back and have yet to find the words with which to properly describe it. So, instead, I am going to tell you all a story.

It was a bright and sunny morning and I had just come back from a 9:00 A.M. class. Bored, and without the desire to do anything, I asked one of my roommates if she had any books to recommend. My roommate, let’s call her A, smiled broadly and handed me The Shadow of the Wind, a book she had read three times already. She went on to tell me that it was her favorite book of all time and never in all her life had she read a book like it. I, being me, smiled, nodded, and went to read another book. Continue reading

What Non-Readers Say

We’ve all experienced this.  Whether it be a family member, a friend, or a total stranger. There are always a group of people who feel the need to cast their opinions and judgments onto us, usually by asking us the darndest questions and making the most infuriating comments. Usually, these questions wonder at our reading habits, an innocent enough thing, but these are the questions that for some reason get under our skin. Also, these are the comments that make us wonder why we have a relationship with them.  Continue reading