Review: Desolate (Immortal Rose #1) by Amy Miles

Author: Amy Miles
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date:  April 2nd, 2014
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


A wedding massacre. An innocence stolen. Mortality stripped away.
In a single night, everyone Roseline Dragomir has ever loved is slaughtered before her eyes. Alone in the world and bound by a solemn marriage vow to a vicious murderer, she must find a strength buried deep within her to keep going or risk completely losing herself.
When a mysterious stranger crosses her path, Roseline will discover that not all immortals are evil. Some even bear emotional scars that run just as deep as her own.
Will she uncover a will not just to survive...but to fight back?

Review: Awake by Natasha Preston

Author: Natasha Preston
Publisher:Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


«Of course, the dress was white. This is what I’m supposed to die in, I thought. Not many people knew what their last outfit would be.
I pulled it over my head. It fit me perfectly. It had long, loose fitting sleeves, a modest neckline, and waves of material on the skirt. I hated it.
There were no shoes, and I was afraid I’d have to run through the forest barefoot but there weren’t a lot of options. Besides, I’d run barefoot over a bed of nails to get away.
“Scarlett, are you ready?” he called.
I looked in the mirror and took a deep breath. Time to fight for my life.»
Scarlett Garner doesn’t remember anything before the age of four—until a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her…and a secret that could get her killed.

Review: Dark Hope (The Archangel Prophecies #1) by Monica McGurk

Author: Monica McGurk
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Publication Date: Jul 29, 2014
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school.
Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. And soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope a strange valentine inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar?

Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Hi guys! Today it's tag day! I was tagged by Miranda @Miranda's Book Blog and I'm so excited to be doing this! Thank you Miranda for tagging me!

This tag was created by Sam from Novel and Nonsense.

Crunchy Leaves! The world is full of colors. Choose a book that has reds, oranges or yellows on the cover.

"Minha Querida Inês" by Margarida Rebelo Pinto
The last days of the greatest Portuguese romantic heroine. A story that will make you fall in love, but also cry. You'll never see another love like this.
"Minha Querida Inês" (My Dear Inês) it's the outcome of a deep historic investigation mixed with Margarida Rebelo Pinto's passion for strong women, whose presence is noted in almost all of her work. The Inês protraited in this book is a brave and passionate and is not afraid to talk about her intimate life and her thoughts on love, family, God and the world.
Inês dies for love. If she wanted to steal the kingdom or she was just a victim of political unrest, we'll never know. The Inês that's in the book it's a whole woman, flesh and bone, with a head, a heart and a stomach, who feels and thinks ahead of her times and, for that, wise and timeless.

I chose this book because it's one of my favorites! I'm sorry if the synopsis isn't very good but I had to translate it from Portuguese. I know the cover seems to be missing the reds but you must notice the bodice of her dress and, in my copy, the title is in metallic red.
Cozy Jumper! It's finally cold enough to don warm, cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Lick (Stage Dive #1)by Kylie Scott 
Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
In Kylie Scott's Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

This book gives me all that warm and cozy love feelings that I love! It even has lots of sexy moments! And do you know what's even better? I plan on re-reading it soon, in order to review it.
If you're okay whith sex scenes in books then I really advise you to read this fantastic book!

Fall Storm! The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book or genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

I love to read fantasy and YA when the rain is pounding on my window! Here are a few favourites!

Abandon by Meg Cabot

10848294Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Embrace the Forbidden What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns? 

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
Cool Crisp Air. Who's the coolest character you'd want to trade places with?

That would be Clary Fray, on The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare!
I love how fearless and strong she is and I would love to be an artist that battles demons. In my mind I'll always be a Shadowhunter!

Hot Apple Cider. What under-hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.
Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.
Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.
When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?
You want to know what I love so much about this book series? CLICK HERE to view my very entusiastic review of this amazing book!

Coats, Scarves and Mittens. The weather has turned cold and it's time to cover up. What's the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end. 
Sooooo.... I know that, for you, this cover might not be embarrassing and awkward to read in public but you have to consider that, in my country, this is not a very known book series so when my friends saw this cover they asked me "What is that book about? Sex? Is that Erotica?". All of that because there is a shirtless guy on the cover. CLICK HERE to read my review of this book.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte. What's your favorite Fall Time comfort food or drink?
My favourite Fall Time confort food are chestnuts and the drink is a mix of Peppermint and Green Tea.

Warm, Cozy Bonfire. Spread the cozy warmth! Who do you tag?
Selina @

Review: Shadows (The Rephaim #1) by Paula Weston

Author: Paula Weston
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication Date:  January 3rd 2013 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


It's been almost a year since Gaby Winters was in the car crash that killed her twin brother, Jude. Her body has healed in the sunshine of Pandanus Beach, but her grief is raw and constant.
It doesn't help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hell-spawn. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who's been appearing in Gaby's dreams, he claims a history with her brother that makes no sense.
Gaby is forced to accept that what she thought she knew about herself and her life is only a shadow of the truth - and that the truth is more likely to be found in the shadows of her nightmares.
Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And most importantly - who can she trust?
*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
A year has passed since Gaby Winters last saw her twin brother. That day was the day he was decapitated in a car crash with her in it. She has isolated herself in Pandanus Beach while she tries to surpass her grief.
It doesn't help that every night in her dreams she kills demons and other hellish creatures allongside a man she doesn't know. When Rafa comes to town and she notices he's exactly like the man in her dreams and he tells her stories about her brother that don't make any sense.
She's forced to accept that all she knew about herself is a lie and her life is all full of fabricated memories and that maybe her nightmares are hiding the truth. She has to find out who is Rafa and the Rephaim!
This book was so much better than I was expecting! I love books who talk about Nephilim, demons and demon hunting!
The main characther, Gaby, is so strong and fierce, and really rises up to the situation, even when her life is turn inside out. Her relation with Rafa is also very funny to read about, they have a very interesting dynamic and you're always learning new things about them.
This story is so good because it isn't unreal, it has so many common world elements that it feels real and it feels like you're living it as you're reading it.
A book that makes your mind wonder and your heart flutter without missing the sad parts of the story that are essential to keeping it real! I advise this book to everyone!

Review: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Author: Jennifer Donnely
Publisher: Random House Delacorte
Publication Date: October 27th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo secretly dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.
Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.
The more Jo uncovers about her father’s death, the more her suspicions grow. There are too many secrets. And they all seem to be buried in plain sight. Then she meets Eddie—a young, brash, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. Only now it might be too late to stop.
The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and the truth is the dirtiest part of all. 
*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
Jo Monfort is not only beautiful but she's also rich. She's currently in school and soon they will marry her to a rich bachelor, which is the very last thing she wants, since she wants to become a writer, just like the newspaper reporter Nellie Bly.
Her life seems perfect, until tragedy strikes... her father dies and  pleople tell her that he shot himself accidentally, but she doesn't belive them... she can't believe them. She returns to New York so she can bury and mourn her father.
Her suspicions start to grow, as she investigates the events that lead to her father's death and that makes her want to keep digging and sneaking around her mother so she can investigate. Then she meets Eddie Gallagher a very attractive man that doesn't act like any one she's ever met, including being brutally honest. He's a reporter and he's convinced that her father commited suicide.
Together Eddie and Jo start a journey to discover what dark mysteries are hidden in the midst of the Monforts and the New York Elite so they can find out what really happened to Jo's father.
The first thought I have about this book is that it is great! It's not a gooey love story, the kind we're all sick of hearing! This story has mysterie, love and very important lessons about what life was like a few years ago. You can get a realistic glimpse on the dark corners of the city and on the inhuman life that women had.
The characters in this book are extremely complex and realistic, from the rich matron to the master thief, and the locations are various, from the Monfort Mansion to the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Every character's character is unique and sometimes very disturbing because you get a glimpse to how "brainwashed" high society women were.
It may be obvious but Jo is my favourite character in the whole story, due to her strong character, will power and fearlessness! She makes me want to be a better person and is she, with a little (maybe a lot) of help from Mr. Eddie Gallagher, that gives this book the emotion, mysterie and fun that this book needs!
I could try and define this story and fit it in only one genre, but that's impossible! This story has historical elements but it also has that young adult feel into it and a love story as well. What more could you ask for? The combination of themes blends so well and so beautifully that you will be unnable to put down this book.
This is a perfect book for everyone! Prepare yourselves to be educated as you're having fun! If you feel unconfortable with "adult situations" this is also a good book for you because it only goes as far as kissing and desire.
Don't wait there! Go and grab this book now so you can tell me your thoughts!!!

Review: Chivalrous by Dina L. Sleiman

26244754Author: Dina L. Sleiman
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st 2015 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers. However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian-inspired Eden where she dwells. Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.
When handsome, good-hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she could imagine marrying. Yet fate seems determined to keep them apart. Tournaments, intrigue, and battles--along with twists and turns aplenty--await these two as they struggle to find love, identity, and their true destinies.
*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
Gwendolyn Barnes isn't like the other noble ladies, she actually loves the outdoors and longs to become a knight, like her brothers. However that's impossible, since her father only wants her to marry a rich and influential nobleman, so the family can rise.
When she meets the chivalrous Allen of Ellsworth, when he arrives in Edendale, looking for his place in the world, Gwendolyn knows he's the only kind of man she could ever picture marrying. Impossile situations are keeping them apart.
Between tournaments, battles and plot twists the pair struggles to find out who they are and conquering their right to love each other.
This book is quite good and I loved how it had familiar aspects, from the Arthurian Legends, but at the same time it was a whole new concept. The characthers are very diverse and there are all kinds of human beings characterized in this work, for good to bad, just as in real life.
I loved the way the two characthers had to fight for what they wanted and how brave, feminine and strong Gwendolyn is!
The love part of the book is very well blended with the other struggles that appear through the chapters and I appreciated the England like country Gwendolyn inhabits.
Even though there was some feeling missing.What I mean is that I didn't feel that "click" that you usually feel when you're reading a good book, but that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it.
This is a good book for people who like love stories and young adult and don't feel confortable with sex scenes, since this book is completely "sex free". Other readers might enjoy it as well, it really depends on the kind of reader and if he/she can take in the whole story.

25 Bookish Facts About Me + GIFs

1. The book that made me fall in love with reading was "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild (Portuguese Translation), when I was on the second grade.

2. My aunt had to force me to read my first big book (mentioned above)... I really hated reading.

3. I'm obsessed with Meg Cabot's books.

4. I read in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish (which I learned in school).
5. Even though I have tons of bookmarks I never seem to have one when I need one...

6. I have a youtube playlist for "Die for Me" by Amy Plum (Click Here) and "Running from Romeo" by Diane Mannino (Click Here). 

7. I like to create my own bookmarks.

8. When I went to Florence this Summer my mum bought me a leather bookmark of the Duomo and I love it.

9. When I read I immediately think about songs that go with the theme I'm reading about.

10. One time I was reading "Queen of Shadows" by Sarah J. Maas at 03:00 a.m. and started laughing histerically (reason = Rowan) and almost woke my entire family.

11. Fangirling is a huge part of my life (thanks to Will Herondale, Jace Herondale, Michael Moscowitz, Tamlin...).

12. I strangelly expect that things that happen in books to happen in real life, even though I know it's impossible.

13. I'm actually very afraid of reviewing books because I'm afraid to make grammar mistakes and similar...

14. I'm always trying (and failing) to draw the fictional characthers I love.

15. I'm re-reading "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen and have a page in my notebook whose title is "O Sr. Darcy disse..." which means "Mr. Darcy said...".

16. When I like a book I usually read it very fast and then re-read it at least three times.

17. I read "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon in one day.

18. Erotica doesn't make sense to me but I'll read it if there's nothing else to read and wont complain.

19. My favourite Portuguese author is Isabel Ricardo.

20. I read Portuguese History and World History books for leisure.

21. When I'm going to buy a book I always read the first sentence of it. 
22. None of my friends read the same books as me, since most of them aren't translated in Portuguese, so I only have the internet to talk about them.

23. I want the Shadowhunters tv show to premiere so I can dress up like a Shadowhunter on Carnival and people don't think I'm a gothic chic with meanless tatoos.

24. My whole family is addicted to reading but no one reads the same things, except for me and my cousin. We have very similar taste in books.

25. I think every book is special in it's own way and that we should all be book advocates.