Book Review: Tess of the Road (Rachel Hartman)


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In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.


Normally I don’t read high fantasy books, because honestly, I’m not smart enough. With Tess of the Road… I don’t know what to say, It was beautiful, this book is a “must have” for everyone. I found myself feeling as desperate as Tess through her journey, I was rooting for her, and she didn’t disappoint.

Fair warning: read Seraphina before Tess, otherwise you gonna get spoiled as I did haha

I’m happy how It ended, but honesty I want more from Tess.

Buy it: Amazon – Wordery – BookDepository


Book Review: Timekeeper (Tara Sim)


GoodReads // Amazon //  Spanish Review

I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now.

An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.

A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.

A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.

A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.


What a disappointing book. Normally I love SkyPony press’ books; they have great titles, so I thought this one would become my favourite, but boy, what a torture was to finish this book.

First, Danny Hart is one of the most annoying selfish protagonists I read in my life. Everything that happens to him is just effing convenient. Of course he is the youngest mechanic in history, of course, he is so, so talented, OF COURSE, he is the favourite of the boss. OF COURSE, HE IS THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO SAVE US ALL.

I mean, RIGHT?!?!

I feel bad talking bad about Timekeeper because is a gay love story, and there are so few young adult gay steampunk novels.

One of the things that really made me mad was Danny selfishness, he talks how Daphne is a meany to him, which all I saw was that Daphne didn’t kiss his ass. Worst of all, he practically destroys Daphne careers and gets her killed, and you may think he at least had some decency and do the damn right thing for her or spare a damn thought, you know, the thing people with conscience and respect for other people would do, but not Danny, no. Because he is in loooove, and had to save his father, how? We don’t know because again he is in loooove.

Fuck you, Danny.

I didn’t like Colton, either, but I suspect the sour taste reading Danny perspective has something to do with it. He’s kinda annoying in an innocent-everything-is-new-to-him kind of way.

The only reason I finished Timekeeper was because its publisher gave me the sequel and promise an honest review, and I’m gonna do it even if I die.

Reading Hellboy Out of Order


Since the movie came out, HellBoy is one of my favourite characters of all time, every chance I get, there is no way anyone can talk me out of watching his movie adventures. However, his comic versions are something I always feel a little scared for all the many issues in existence.

But, a few months ago, Dark Horse, the original publisher of HellBoy, put some of the new compilation books for review, and they were kind enough to help this girl with three of them. The catch? They were not giving previous titles, the ones I saw were the only ones I was going to get, and they were from different timelines or spin-off…

It was a very interesting experience.




I got lucky with this book. Yes, it’s basically the end of Hellboy so the 99.999% of the references were lost on me. BUT. But, HellBoy is such a charming character, it was really hard not enjoy his weird adventure in hell.

I mean, the art was simply stunning, the characters even if I didn’t know them well, I was really happy to meet them.

So, thanks to this book I feel cocky enough to continue with my experiment with another HellBoy book, but, as I say, I got cocky, and I thought to myself, besides HellBoy, what is the other character you love to death? Abe Sapiens.

And that’s when my luck got a little sideways.


I feel so bad but I could not finish it. I mean, I really, really tried. For reals I did.

It just, for this book, you have to know, really know, about the HellBoy Universe, you have to be invested in them, and not just like them because a movie made them nice enough.

So this was a fail. But I need another one because I like the number three.

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I got so confused by this one it’s not funny. So it’s not just that it’s not the first book in the series, but has another number on the title. I was shock.

Surprisingly I enjoyed, not quite as much as Hellboy in Hell but enough to not be disappointed in myself for trying.

Maybe HellBoy comics are not meant for me, or maybe I need to stick to the effing order like a normal human being would have done.

But for now, I’m just happy with the movies 😀

Book Review: Busted by Gina Ciocca


busted by gina ciocca

by Gina Ciocca

GoodReads // Spanish Review

Marisa wasn’t planning to be a snoop for hire—until she accidentally caught her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. Now her reputation for sniffing out cheaters has spread all over school, and Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys.

But when ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, Marisa quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse yet? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual. Now, she’s stuck spying on a “mystery girl” and the spoken-for guy who just might be the love of her life…


I really liked Gina Giocca’s debut, Last Year Mistake, and I thought she was one of those author who just write once and we never see them again. Luckily, she have a couple of upcoming books, Busted being the first one of them.

This standalone was so fun to read. Aside the misleading synopsis, this book is not the romantic drama angst I expected. It was fun, it was mysterious at some point, but above it all, it was about friendship. Which is always a win for me.

One of the most amazing thing about Busted is how I found myself completely intrigued and doubting my theories. Normally, it’s really hard for me to get surprised with this kind of books, I mean, almost always is so obvious who the one to blame is, but with Busted I just keep doubting and doubting. I mean, at the end I was right, but Gina Ciocca make me reconsider all my suspicions.

Busted was such a fun read, it talked about friendship, family, about not be able to financially support your education which was completely close to home for me, it really touched a sensible topic for me.

I can’t wait for the next Gina Ciocca book

Gracias a:
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Book Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)
by Michelle Hodkin

GoodReads // Spanish Review // Book 01

The truth about Mara Dyer’s dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?


I liked it the first book, this one was… ok-ish.

I’m still very disappointed with this story, I mean Mara became even more dependable of Noah, she literally does nothing plot worthy by her own. Noah carries this story on his beautiful broad shoulders.

Instead of being a suspense book, with mystery and tension, this book is irritating.

I sound bitter and don’t want, and I’m trying to find something remarkable to justify why I’m gonna read the next, beside the fact that I have the spin off and I have to review it.

Read this book because of Noah, he’s kinda awesome. And the only reason this book is so famous tbh.

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