Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monthly Favorites (August 2014)

There are a lot of things I want to share with you guys, so I thought I’d make a post writing about them all. These are some of the things I’ve been liking this month…

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Adventure
Published: August 2010

My Rating: 5/5

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. 

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa + Extra

Title: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Adventure
Published: February 2010

My Rating: 5/5

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #1

A few days ago I was reading some blogs and found this amazing meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, I loved the idea so much that I immediately wanted to join :). So this is the description of the meme:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! (

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth


Today I’m going to be talking about the Divergent series, BUT this time I seriously need to say some things that will contain MAJOR spoilers, I’ll hide that section so anyone who wants to read it just needs to click on the button, if you haven’t read the series then stay away from that button :) don’t click it, don’t.

I think most of you already know what this series is about, since the first movie recently came out; for those of you who don’t (or those who need a reminder), it’s about a dystopian city, where people are divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite. Once a person turns 16, they have the option of choosing if they want to stay in their faction or if they want to change to another one, there’s an aptitude test they have to go through that may help them with their decision, but it’s entirely up to them what they choose to do. This series tells the story of Beatrice Prior, also known as Tris, who is an Abnegation member but doesn’t feel like she belongs there, so she struggles between having to stay in Abnegation or change factions and, with that, leave her family behind. Not just that, but Tris has a secret she can’t tell anyone… she’s divergent. Dun dun duuuun…

Saturday, August 2, 2014

How to Make a Life Ring

So, lately I've been trying to be more productive and get a lot of things done before going back to class (I can get really bored when I'm not doing anything). One of the things I've been doing is courses on Coursera and I have to say that it's been a lot of fun! :)

One of the courses I'm taking is called Creativity, Innovation and Change and I wanted to talk to you about the assignment we got this week. Most Coursera courses work with weekly videos and an assignment or quiz you have to turn in at the end of the week.

So this week we had to make something called Life Ring. I was a little bit confused at first but when I started making it, little by little, I had a lot of fun and found it to be very useful for my life right now. I won't give you the exact instructions on how to make one, because that's something the teachers of the course provided for us and I don't consider it to be right, but I'll explain the idea of this activity so you can make one yourself, I'm pretty sure there are other instructions out there on how to make this, since I've already seen some life rings out there made by other people.

Now, at first I wasn't sure I wanted to share mine, because it can be a little personal, but I think it can be very helpful to others too. So here's the one I made:

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