Five books I want to read this Year.



  1. This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.
    For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.

I’ve read good reviews about this book. I love the cover, it is simple, but when I saw it for the first time, It caught my attention. I hope it’s good.


2. Can we please take the time to appreciate this cover… Yes, I looove it. I read the Synopsis on goodreads and definitely I was interested in the story. So this wil be on my 2017’s TBR.





3. This book was on my december TBR but due to “circumstances” I couldn’t read it. I started it, but then I paused it to read another book, because I wasn’t getting in the story. I would love to finish what I started, so let’s see if this year I can do it.




4. The Inheritance Cycle has been sitting on my TBR pile for eons! I really want to discover this story. I love dragons and adventures and all the epic stuff. This world seems to be wonderful so I want to explore it.




5. I love Historical novels and this is one I’ve been looking forward to read so bad. The reviews I’ve read confirms that this book worths to be read.




There is a biiiig mountain of books to read in this year; the list is neverending. I wanted to share with you here some of the books I’m planning to read, because of course I have a book pile! But, I assure you these are included in this year reviews, so stay tuned…

For now I’m re-reading LOTR, and is more epic than ever! Tolkien’s world is magnificent and I always want to stay in the Middle Earth. Actually it is my favorite book world. And, what about you? What books do you want to read in 2017?

PS. All images were taken from goodreads.



The Snow Child (By Eowyn Ivey)

Book Review, TBR

Goodreads Synopsis:

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

My Opinion:

When I saw this book for the first time I knew I had to read something by someone called Eowyn. What caught my attention was the cover, I was intrigued by this little girl hiding behind a tree and when I read the synopsis on goodreads I said “I have to read it”.

What I liked about this story is how the characters were so family oriented, their capacity to survive to extreme circumstances, the love between Jack, Mabel and Faina, although she was different and had strange habits. I also enjoyed how Mabel and Esther, her neighbour, developed a very beutiful friendship, no matter if their personalities were so contrary. Mabel was calmed and sweet and delicate, Esther in other hand, was so noisy and had a manly behavior. That proves the most beautiful thing about love and friendship is our capacity to accept and love our differences no matter what.

Ok, this is my less favorite part of this review, because although I found positive points in this story, I found it unbearably sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Yep. I mean it is a beautiful story, and the characters as well were beautiful and warming and human and and and… SLOW. I want to say that I enjoyed this book, but I would be lying, I just wanted to give up, don’t finish it, but I knew I had to write a review about it on this site. And I don’t like to stop my readings just like that, I needed answers so I had to reach the ending. But never found those answers, or perhaps I didn’t understand, I don’t know, it’s just, I feel there were no plot, just a very paaaaaaused story about two farmers and their homestead in Alaska.

God knows I wanted to love this story, but I couldn’t and now I  feel guilty about that.

Anyway I’m listening epic music right know and I’ll re-read The lord of the rings in this lazy sunday because why not?!


“You did not have to understand miracles to belive in them”.

“In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we belive as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among the trees”.

“We never know what is going to happen, do we? Life is always throwing us this way and that. That’s were the adventure is. Not knowing where you’ll end up or how you’ll fare. It’s all a mystery, and when we say any different, we’re just lying to ourselves”.




A monster Calls Book Review (Spoiler Free)

Book Review, Favorite Readings, TBR

Awwwww the feels! This book made me weep like a child and I’ll tell you why right now. But first let’s know what this book is about 😉

Goodreads Synopsis:

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

My Opinion:

There is to much to say about this book and don’t know how to start. This is my first book from Patrick Ness, and what can I say? I’m speechless.

It made me think about how to deal with grief, not only in childs, but also adult people. I lost my father last year and as Connor, I felt guilty, I felt angry, impotent. Those are feelings we all experiment when we pass through something like losing a love one. But it’s ok to feel it. We just have to find the way to let go. And in this book, with a very special way, Ness tries to tell how to let go. How to deal with it.

A monster Calls was my first reading of the year and I’m not dissapointed. It has become one of my faves from 2017, just starting the year! I cried, I wept, I smiled. I’ve learned how to let go. I don’t know what else to say because I’ll start crying again so here’s the rating.


“How do you fight all the different stuff inside? By speaking the truth, the monster said. As you spoke it just know”.

“You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do”.



PS. This wasn’t a proper book review, so let’s say it was about how reading this book made me feel.


Holding up the Universe Book Review (Spoiler free)

Book Review, TBR

Hello there! It is that time again for another review and it is the turn for Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. So here we go:

Goodreads Synopsis:

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. 

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

My opinion:

When I started this book I was a bit dissapointed because I wasn’t enjoying it so far. Maybe I wasn’t getting involved in the story and didn’t like one of the main characters (Jack Masselin).

But I decided to go ahead and keep reading, because, after all, I really wanted to know more about Libby’s story. I felt identified with her in so many parts of the story: when she was bullied for being fat, which was something that used to happen to me when I was a little girl.

What I loved the most about this book is Libby’s bravery, the way she accepted herself and didn’t give a… about people’s opinion concerning her weight.

As I said above, Jack wasn’t “my cup of coffee”, I just don’t know why, but Has it ever happened to you that you hate someone and you just don’t know why? Well it happens a lot to me with book characters, specially when they take bad decisions.

I still don’t like him, but I understand the conflict he was passing by, so I will not be so rude with him.

This book made me think a lot about being different, having a health problem, having anxiety, having depression or other kind of trouble, is not so bad as it seems. I mean, it is bad to have those problems, but I think what Niven wanted to tell us is that we’re not alone, we’re not less than others, we are wanted.

I recommend this book, despite I wasn’t so convinced in the beginning, it really is a good book, with so many teachings about life, and a very strong and brave female character we should all imitate.


 “As long as you live, there’s always something waiting; and even if its bad, and you know its bad, What can you do? You can’t stop living”. 

“We can’t fight another person’s battles, no matter how much we want to”.

“Don’t judge a man till you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”.

“You can’t stop living”.

“It’s not moving on, Libbs. It’s moving differently. That’s all this. Different life. Different world. Different rules. We don’t ever leave that old world behind. We just create a new one”.

“We all got something. We’re all weird and damaged in our own way. You’re not the only one”.



Thieves… Panic Attacks and Indestructible Kindles.

Facts about me

Hello peeps! This week has been very stressful for me and my mum. To not make this story too long I’ll start saying we been robbed last sunday… I was like :O My brain disconnected each and every nerve of my body and I started to tremble. The evil ones were riding a motocycle and the one who was behind jumped from the moto and went straight at us with an intimidating look. He took our handbags with our phones and tablets in it. And… Guess what? MY KINDLE WAS ON MY HANDBAG! My books! My precious books! Despite I bought a paperwhite (which hasn’t arrived yet), I felt the pain of losing it all, the impotence and the panic that started inmediately.

As I said above, my brain was disconnected and my tears came like cascades from my eyes. We had the few strenght to arrive to a friend’s house who lives just a few meters from the place we been assaulted and when I sat down it was like plooff… I collapsed. My friend gave me a glass of water, which I spilled in my shoes because my hands and legs were shaking. It took a long while, but finally I could calm down. It was a total trauma.

Thank God they just took what they wanted and didn’t any harm to us, but now I fear every motorcycle I see in the streets when I’m walking.

We had to go to the police to make the allegations and all that legal stuff, to see if they could track out devices. The captain said they would call us if they find something.

I was completely assured our belongings would never appear again, but perhaps I was a bit wrong about the police. The found our handbags, but not our devices, of course. What surprised me the most was that my kindle was found! It was in the handbag, which was wet and when I turned it on: IT WAS ALIVE!!! I’ve never been so happy to turn on a device in my whole life. That proves kindles are indestructible and Amazon deserves a big prize for that.

I finished reading Holding up the universe and I’ll write a review very soon. My paperwhite arrives tomorrow too, so I can’t wait to start reading A monster call by Patrick Ness.

That was all I had to say. I’m grateful to be alive and to be sit here on my couch sharing with you what happened to me and my mum.

Thanks for reading 🙂 ❤ Stay Safe!