Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #4

Hey guys! So these are the books I've gotten the past few weeks, I've already read some of them and posted my reviews :) I don't know if those freebies I got from Amazon are still free, so check before downloading!

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

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! (

Manga Classics: Emma by Stacy King, Po Tse, Crystle S. Chan

Title: Manga Classics: Emma
Author: Stacy King, Po Tse, Crystle S. Chan
Publisher: UDON Entertainment 
Genre: Manga, Graphic Novel, Classic
Publication: May 12, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Experience CLASSIC tales in MANGA format!

Just in time for the 200th anniversary, Manga Classics brings Jane Austen’s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful new manga adaptation of Emma.

When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of master artist Po Tse.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Winter Laird by Nancy Scanlon

Title: The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate #1)
Author: Nancy Scanlon
Publisher: Diversion Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel
Publication: November 17, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters...just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation—but she didn't expect it to be in 15th century Ireland.

Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.

And she does not want to be there.

Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?

Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Hey guys! I was tagged by the lovely Olivia @ Olivia's Catastrophe to do this tag. I thought it looked fun and was very excited about it :) I really love fall, it's one of my favorite seasons, although I live in Venezuela now, so no fall for me here! I miss it so much...

This tag was created by Sam from Novel and Nonsense.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection by The Awkward Yeti / Nick Seluk

Title: Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection
Author: The Awkward Yeti / Nick Seluk
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 
Genre: Comic, Humor
Publication: October 20, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection illustrates the relationship between the sensible Brain and its emotionally driven counterpart, the Heart.

Boasting more than one million pageviews per month, has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Etiquette with the Devil by Rebecca Paula

Title: Etiquette with the Devil (The Ravensdales #1)
Author: Rebecca Paula
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Published: August 31, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: NetGalley

Clara Dawson always followed the rules, until one terrifying night when her inheritance is stolen and the man responsible is left for dead. Desperate to outrun her troubles, she accepts a governess position at the crumbling gothic manor of the mysterious Ravensdale family. Caring for three orphaned children gives her a purpose, but her vulgar employer, Bly Ravensdale, holds dangerous secrets that may shatter Clara's newfound safe haven. Yet this stubborn brute compels Clara to abandon her etiquette at every turn, and she can't stay away.

Disowned by his family, Bly Ravensdale travels the globe as an explorer and agent of the British Crown until his brother’s passing leaves him saddled with three young wards. Charged with returning them to the family's vacant ancestral seat in the English countryside—the one place he wishes to avoid at all costs—Bly quits the role of spy to play family man. But a man nicknamed Devil rarely gets a clean start in life, even with the aid of the prudish yet lovely governess, Clara. Despite her cold exterior, Bly finds himself drawn to her, even as an enemy from his deadly past resurfaces seeking vengeance. Can he protect all that he has suddenly come to hold dear?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Snoopy: Contact! by Charles M. Schulz

Title: Snoopy: Contact!
Author: Charles M. Schulz
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: Comic, Humor, Children's
Publication: October 20, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Enjoy the Peanuts gang in another collection of cartoons especially selected for middle-grade readers.

Snoopy is one small dog with one huge imagination! From day to day, he can be found stalking the other Peanuts characters as a fierce ready-to-prey vulture, leopard, mountain lion, piranha, or creature from the sea. But his grandest flights of fancy are when he’s airborne as the Flying Ace on his Sopwith Camel seeking out the evil Red Baron. His forays take him through the World War I French countryside in repeated attempts to achieve his quest. In Snoopy: Contact!, enjoy his adventures along with his other unusual encounters: catching bird burglars stealing his Van Gogh, challenging Lucy to an arm-wrestling contest, and becoming the Cheshire beagle.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Charming: A Charming Book One by Andi Lawrencovna

Title: Charming: A Charming Book One
Author: Andi Lawrencovna
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Action
Published: June 01, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Reading Alley

Once Upon a Time... Prince Christophe can't die. Or, more precisely, if he dies, so does his country. But that hasn't stopped the King from hosting a ball. And it hasn't stopped Kit's enemies from seeking a quick end between the quadrille and the waltz. The Children of the Wood hold out hope that their Assassin Queen will fulfill the prophecy and end Kit's life. But when Ella vies for the prince's attention, it's not a knife that pierces his heart, or her own. One waltz at a ball. One trip of a slipper. One Prince. And one Assassin. In the world of the Never Lands, Fairy Tales aren't quite like you remember.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

Edith (Mia Wasikowska) believes in ghosts, ever since her dead mother appeared to her one night when she was a little girl, warning her about "Crimson Peak". 

Years later, Edith marries a mysterious inventor, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and moves with him to his home in England, a place people like to refer to as "Crimson Peak", since the red clay to be found there turns the snow red during the winter. Soon after moving to the place, Edith starts seeing ghosts of women around the house, and begins to piece together all the clues to find out the truth about her husband and his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain).

Friday, October 16, 2015

DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2015

Title: DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2015
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic
Published: January 28, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

DC Entertainment has long been the home of the genre’s most seminal graphic novels, including such groundbreaking titles as WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN to present-day masterworks DAYTRIPPER and JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN.

This DC ENTERTAINMENT ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND CHRONOLOGY 2015 catalog has been specifically built to help guide any new reader into the most accessible entry points into comics, then moving onto spotlights and reading orders for some of the world’s most recognizable characters.

DC Entertainment has revised its expansive look into our rich library for 2015, with a updated reading lists featuring graphic novels starring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League, as well as the best collections from our Vertigo and MAD imprints.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Favorite Manga (Part #1)

Hey guys! Lately I've seen a lot of book bloggers mentioning manga they've been enjoying, and that reminded me of the time when I was younger and would read LOTS of manga, I still have my collection and it's huge! These past few years I haven't really read that much manga and I'm very sad about that, because I remember loving it a lot!

Because of this, I decided to make a post about some of my favorite manga. Enjoy! :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mind of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan

Title: Mind of the Phoenix
Author: Jamie McLachlan
Publisher: Penner Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Abuse
Published: September 28, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Moira is a powerful empath, a psychic graced with the ability to read emotions and memories. Her skill is as much a curse as a gift, for in the harshly stratified city of Braxton empaths are slaves. Clever and beautiful, Moira has learned to rely on no one but herself. Determined to escape life as a concubine, she kills her master, and is imprisoned for the crime.

This could be the end for Moira, but the government has need of her skills. A mysterious serial killer known as the Phoenix has been planting suggestions in his victims' minds that drive them to murder and suicide. To gain her freedom, Moira partners with Keenan Edwards, a handsome young detective, to stop the killer.

Hunting the Phoenix will bring Moira on a more dangerous road than she imagined, forcing her to confront dark minds, twisted moralities, and her growing feelings for the detective.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Dragonborn by Maeghan Friday

Title: Dragonborn
Author: Maeghan Friday
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQIA, Fantasy
Publication: November 18, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Prince Ben and Princess Cecily are dragonborn. Since birth, the brother and sister have shared a body, shapeshifting from one form to the other each sunset. In exchange for this magic, they have been promised from birth to a mysterious dragon, who is set to collect on their twentieth birthday, which is now just weeks away.

With the help of two tutors, a bodyguard, and a foreign princess, they must find a way out of the betrothal, delving into their kingdom's history and learning to harness their magic – all the while challenging the kingdom's laws and restrictions on love.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #3

I actually got a bunch of amazing books this week and most of them for free! I don't know if all of them are still for free, but you might check, got them all from Amazon.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

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! (

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Silk & Scars by Cassandra Dean

Title: Silk & Scars (The Silk Series #3)
Author: Cassandra Dean
Publisher:_Decadent Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Victorian, Romance, Epistolary
Publication: June 02, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Reading Alley

For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more…

When Gwen is compelled by her employer to attend the duke at his Dartmoor estate, she is devastated to find her beloved friend cold and imperious, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever seen – despite his scars.

Edward, Duke of Sowrith, has longed to meet Gwen. Arranging her passage to his estate, he is tongue-tied when confronted with her quiet beauty. All too aware of the twisted ruin of his face, he allows fear to hold him silent…until Gwen’s safety is threatened.

Finally together, they grow closer until it seems they can never again be apart – but can a commoner and a duke find a happily ever after?

Monday, October 5, 2015

I Spy a Duke by Erica Monroe

Title: I Spy a Duke (Covert Heiresses #1)
Author: Erica Monroe
Publisher:_Quillfire Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance, Espionage
Publication: October 5, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

She wants revenge…

When bluestocking Vivienne Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she's searching for clues about the murder of her brother, not a husband. But Vivienne didn't count on James Spencer, the autocratic and infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.

He needs a wife…

As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. When he discovers Vivienne’s thirst for revenge has made her a pawn in the treacherous plot, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe from one of Napoleon’s deadliest spies. 

What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but, as they find out love is the most dangerous mission of all.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack (feat. Miranda's Book Blog)

Title: Lord Fenton's Folly
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance
Publication: October 6, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?

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