Review- Aversion by Kenechi Udogu

em domingo, 23 de julho de 2017 | Sem comentários:
Aversion (The Mentalist Series, #1)Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Please read the following text at your expense and risk.





Synopsis:
For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?





Aversion is the first book from The Mentalist Series by Kenechi Udogu.
From the moment I started this book, I was captivated by the story behind it. I was amazed by the whole idea of Aversion and so I wanted to know more. In the first book, however, I discovered that all I knew was close to nothing when I reached the end. It’s not a flaw, I must say, because not even Gemma (the only female Averter- or so she thought) knew much more.
It was easy for me to read the beginning of the series (mainly because I was a sucker for Gemma and Russ). The book itself was well written, which helped.
Two aspects I found negative:
-Sometimes I felt that the action was forced and rushed, leaving less room to explore more the concept of Aversion.
- Gemma is a lovely person and even though she seems a bit odd at the beginning, we can understand her motives thanks to the fact that the whole book is narrated from her perspective in the first person. Yet, it doesn’t change the fact that I found her a little too simple as a character.
- The end left me a little confused and made me question things like: How did so suddenly Gemma discovers she can talk with Russ using nothing more but her mind? No touching involved!
I’m looking forward to read the second book because I want to find out more about Gemma’s condition as Progressive Empath and her connection with Russ. I hope Kenechi Udogu will explore it more through the story.
 


Rating: 4/5

Review - Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

em quinta-feira, 20 de julho de 2017 | 1 comentário:
Hey guys! How are you?? 
I'm planning a lot of fun activities, I just hope I get the time to do them!
Do I sound lame? I feel like I sound lame. I'm 19 and it's my holidays so what do I have to do but read and write? 

I'm a very important person guys! I absolutely need to stare at my computer screen for hours and hours just to get 100 words down on my novel.
Yep.
That's my life.
But hey, you're here to talk about books so let's get down to business ~ pun intended.

Spotlight - Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

em quarta-feira, 12 de julho de 2017 | 1 comentário:
Hey guys!
How are you??
In the middle of all the crazyness from my life, I completly forgot about the request to advirtise this book! But, better late than ever, right?

Review: Starswept by Mary Fan

em sábado, 8 de julho de 2017 | 1 comentário:
Guess what? I’m back!

I’ve been meaning to write about this book for weeks but my exams got in the way and for that I’d like to apologize to the author for taking so long to write this review.

This book as an ARC I received to review a few months ago and I was supposed to be a read along with The Banal Girl, but we ended up reading in different times. Uppppsss.

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

em quarta-feira, 28 de junho de 2017 | 2 comentários:
Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Please read the follow text at your expense and risk.



Synopsis:
Three dark queens
are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends

Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.


When I first read this synopsis my expectations were really high. I was expecting to find something dark, with as much action as possible. No wonder I felt disappointed when I reached the middle of the book.
The story develops really slowly and at some point I forgot why I chose to read Three Dark Crowns. The book revolved around the story told by a third-person perspective of each Queen, and none of them was really that interesting.
Even the characters weren’t interesting. I couldn’t empathised with none of them (in fact, most of them annoyed me), except for Katherine. Arsinoe was somehow useless and her chapters were basically about the romance between Jules and Joseph, Mirabella was concerned about her sisters and being the favourite and her chapters were essentially about that, and Katherine was the only one who was working, somehow, with her gift and, sadly, the one I think that was undervalued by the course of the book.

I admit, I was pretty bored.

But things got more interesting by the end of the book. Coincidence or not, when The Quickening is close, the action starts go get quicker too! Not kidding! Here are some things that I liked and I disliked the most.

Liked: Drama and the unexpected ending.
Disliked: Drama.

Keep calm and follow my explanation for this paradox! I liked the “trying to run from this” and “let’s create an evil plan and change the rules” drama. It was intense, the action I was expecting since the very beginning and the only thing that kept me from putting down the book. I disliked the “I’m in love with two different girls”, “I’m living a forbidden romance” and “he said he loved me, but there he is hugging that girl! I’m loosing it” drama. Personally, It got me a little bit annoyed.
Nevertheless, the ending was awesome and is the only reason why I want- scratch that- NEED to read the second book. I need answers!



Rating: 2.5/5 

Cover reveal - Shape Shifter Chronicles

em quarta-feira, 14 de junho de 2017 | 1 comentário:

Today I'm excited to reveal not one, but four covers, for the series reboot of The Shape Shifter Chronicles by Lauren Jankowski! Brand-new, revised editions of the four original books of this action-packed New Adult Urban Fantasy are releasing simultaneously on October 31, 2017, from Snowy Wings Publishing.

Giveway!!! - Aurora de Carolina Constância *Winners*

em segunda-feira, 12 de junho de 2017 | 5 comentários:





Resultado de imagem para giveaway

Hey guys! How are you?
I've been meaning to bring you another giveaway and while this one will be Portugues only, the next will be International - I hope!
Because it is Portuguese only, from here on, I'm talking in portuguese.