History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors.
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Length: 388 pages
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Continue reading “The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (with giveaway!)”
…and it was awesome
The other day I made a Diverse Fantasy List with my favorites and all of you were so amazing that I now have and even bigger TBR (and no regrets). To thank everyone who gave me a new rec and to spread the love for good fantasy books I’m sharing all the titles here! Continue reading “You all recommended me some Diverse Fantasy”
..and you don’t know where to start? Today’s your lucky day! Because I just finished a great book inspired by chinese folklore and it inspired me to share some diverse fantasy books I’ve read (or I’ve been meaning to get to) this year
I know most fantasies are centered around european folklore, and there’s nothing really wrong with that (I do love Tolkien) but there’s also so many different cultures in the world with their own fairy tales and myths and all the folklore that most of us know nothing about! So this post is dedicated to those kinds of fantasies
All the covers have a link to the goodreads page so that you can add the book to your TBR with no trouble!
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Maybe it’s all about people coming into your life for a little while and you take what they give you and use it on your next friendship or relationship. And if you’re lucky, maybe some people pop back in after you thought they were gone for good.
Title: What If It’s Us
Length: 448 pages
Rating: 4.5/5 ★★★★☆
Rep: Two gay MCs/ Puerto Rican MC/ MC with ADHD
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Continue reading “What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera”
Bibi from Bibi’s Bookblog tagged me a while ago and I didn’t get around to it until now… I’M SO SORRY!
I love that there are people out there who think of me when doing their tags!! And Bibi has given me the perfect opportunity to highlight even more latinx authors
I already did I Spy My TBR and I Spy READ Edition, for this I decided to do Latinx authors keeping the theme with the Latinx Book Bingo I’m currently taking part in
Let’s see how I do:…
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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Web comics galore
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She is also an amazing person and is soon releasing the second book on the Brooklyn Brujas
trilogy called Bruja Born
, I had the privilege of working with her on the promotion of the book and you can read a full review of it here
She was kind enough to hangout with bloggers from all over the world so that we could talk freely about the books and ask her all kinds of questions. She encouraged us to talk about our own projects and gave a few tips. On the side she taught us how to make glitter-jars so that was pretty cool.
I did a quick interview with her asking questions about both the book and herself. This is the first time I’ve worked with an author so directly and I must say that the experience is something else.
I’m super grateful to Zoraida and all her publishing team for working with the blogging community and taking their time to answer all our (sometimes off topic) questions.
Without further ado, let’s get to the actual interview::
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Title: Let’s talk about love
Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
Claire Kann’s debut novel Let’s Talk About Love, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, gracefully explores the struggle with emerging adulthood and the complicated line between friendship and what it might mean to be something more. Continue reading “Let’s talk about love by Claire Kann”
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What Are You Reading Wednesday was created by Rhianna, Marissa, and Kendall. The idea is to create a space for book lovers to share, discuss, and recommend the books they are currently reading and loving. All you have to do is answer the questions about your current read and then head over to one of the host’s sites to link up your post! Have fun and don’t forget to check out everyone’s posts as well!
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I received an Advance Readers Copy in exchange of an honest review.
All thoughts and opinions are my own
Title: Bruja Born
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: June 5th 2018
Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.
Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.
Then a bus crash turns Lula’s world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn’t the only one who’s been brought back… Continue reading “Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova”