(18-01-29) Books Out This Week

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Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarryGoodReads // Spanish Review // Amazon


When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

 Wicked Charm by Amber Hart

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Wicked Charm by Amber Hart

Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.

Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog.

Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.

Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town.

But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there’s something else that draws Willow to him.

When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they’re leading to her own death.


The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

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The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.

They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost.

With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O’Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life…and start a new one.

Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there’s an upside to a life that’s fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she’ll never forget?


Book Review: Timekeeper (Tara Sim)


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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.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Vol. 3: 1954 (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D #3)tumblr_p2k3o1hqiq1uvk98vo1_400 


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 😀

(18-01-15) Books Out This Week

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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed

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Maya Aziz is torn between futures: the one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter (i.e.; staying nearby in Chicago and being matched with a “suitable” Muslim boy), and the one where she goes to film school in New York City–and maybe, just maybe, kisses a guy she’s only known from afar. There’s the also the fun stuff, like laughing with her best friend Violet, making on-the-spot documentaries, sneaking away for private swimming lessons at a secret pond in the woods. But her world is shattered when a suicide bomber strikes in the American heartland; by chance, he shares Maya’s last name. What happens to the one Muslim family in town when their community is suddenly consumed with hatred and fear?

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(18-01-08) Books Out This Week

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Robots vs. Fairies


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Get ready for the ultimate deathmatch between the mechanical and the magical.

Travel with us to distant stars, step sideways into worlds under the hill, journey across ruined landscapes at the end of the world, solve riddles in the Old West, and follow that strange music to the dive bar down the road. The robots and fairies are waiting for you there, they are waiting for you everywhere. And now the time has come to choose a side. Old stories will be upgraded, worlds will collide, science will give way to magic and magic will become science.

Join 18 bestselling, award-winning and up and coming authors as they pick a side and take a stand to answer the question on everyone’s mind: when the lasers cease firing and the fairy dust settles, who will triumph in the epic battle between the artificial and the (super)natural?

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Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim

Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2)
by Tara Sim

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Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He’d hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he’d have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks.

After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path–one from which they may never return.

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