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[Price Alert] Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Hello my fellow readers!

To any Star War fans out there like me, this book is currently being sold at 1.99 on Amazon for Kindle. I love physical books, but where I live they are really hard to get. I can always order them, but honestly, the shipping cost is insane. And most of the time the books arrive in a less than perfect state. Using my Kindle and these awesome prices I get to read loads of books and if I really really liked one, I can then buy it in its physical form (if I find it).

Anyway, this book is set after the Battle of Endor. Leia Organa has to navigate through the perils the new peace is bringing with it. Now that the Empire has fallen, chaos reigns and she must be able to overcome many difficulties. To top it all off, being the daughter of Darth Vader is not helping.

I haven’t read this book yet, but now I have a chance to buy it. All I have to do now I find the time to read it TT

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Have you read this book yet? What did you think of it?

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[Book Review] Salt to the Sea

0saltTitle: Salt to the Sea

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Published Date: February 2016

Genre: Novel, Historical Fiction

Page Number: 391

Personal Review:

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Coincidentally, today is the anniversary of the sinking of the German refugee ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945 by a Russian submarine.

I find the quote “easy reading is damn hard writing” to be true with this book. Ruta took the time to interview, visit and research everything related to this event, which is also important to her because of how her family was affected by it. At the end of the book, she acknowledges all the people she talked to: survivors, historians, divers, and more. She also mentions all the books that helped her piece together what happened. Yet, when you read it, the words flow easily and it doesn’t take much for her to get her point across.

The story of the Wilhelm Gustoff is told from the points of view of four people: a young man, a nurse, a 15-year-old girl and a German soldier. Each of them has a secret of their own, each giving the reader a look into the events leading up to the sinking of this ship.

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Book Reviews

[Book Review] Por el Sendero de Las Lágrimas

Title: Por el Sendero de las Lágrimas (Down the Trail of Tears)9789506443269

Author: Gloria V. Casañas

Published Date: December 2014

Genre: Novel, Historical Fiction, Romantic

Page Number: 544

Personal Review:

four-stars

Plot:

The story is set after the American Civil War. It starts in the year 1838 with the forceful removal of the Cherokee from their land. A young soldier watches distraught and confused at the heartbreaking scenes. From there, we start Part 1 in the year 1872, with Claramaría la Rochelle, a novice who is staying in Río de la Plata in Argentina.

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Book Reviews

[Books] 12 Books I want to Read in 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Hope you all had fun!

We all know the tradition of eating 12 grapes before midnight on the 31st of December, which symbolizes 12 months of good luck. Well, I don’t have grapes, but I do have books. Lots of books. Unfortunately, I can’t really read one for each second of the coming year (boy would I love to have that superpower).

There is also the tradition of starting the year with resolutions. Well, one of my resolutions this year is to manage to read at least half the books on my bookshelves. I have tons of unread books, so I decided to start the year writing about 12 books I have that I am desperate to read, but for whatever reason… I haven’t.

The following list contains books in Spanish and English, from classics to history. So, without further ado and in no particular order:

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Book Reviews

[Book Review] The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

51rtRPsbWNL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Year Published: 2017

Page Number: 362

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Editor: Disney-Hyperion

Personal Review:

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PLOT:

Prosperity is part of the famous and influential Redding family. He doesn’t feel like he fits in nor does he particularly like his family-outside of his immediate family-and just wished he were someone else. As if he wasn’t already different enough, it turns out that thanks to a deal his great-great-great-great-great (I don’t know how many greats-), grandfather made a deal with a fiend, and for reasons, now Prosper’s got a demon living inside of him. Now Prosper must find how the hell to get him out. 

THOUGHTS (the good and the bad):

I have to admit that the beginning was pretty interesting. I like the way Alexandra Bracken manages to lure the reader into the story. She drops hints and details that later come together to form a great scene.

I love the idea of having someone speaking to you in your head. In this case, we see a demon-here called a malefactor-from the 1600’s who speaks and sees the world as if he were still living in that time. It makes for some funny moments.

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Film Reviews

[Film Review] Venom

shareImage.jpgTitle: Venom

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

Release Date: October 5, 2018

Review:

four-stars

 

 

Plot:

After his life takes a turn for the worse, ex-journalist Eddie Brock gets mixed up with bioengineering corporation Life Foundation who finds symbiotic lifeforms while out researching space. Like any intelligent human being, they decide to bring them to Earth. On reentry, one of the lifeforms escapes. Fast forward to a few months later and Eddie gets infected with one of these lifeforms who calls himself Venom.

Review

Following my vow to never watch a trailer again, I went into this film having no idea what it was about. I know who Venom is but I never really knew him. Only that he’s a villain in the Spiderman comics and that he’s a parasite. Nothing else.

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[FilmReview] Jurrasic World – Fallen Kingdom

06jurassic-world.jpgTitle: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

Director: J.A. Bayona

Review:

[Book Review] Starflight - Melissa Landers

Hey there everyone! So, I’ve been so busy for the last six months due to taking part in a hellish course I had to do while working, that I am behind many books, series, and films. This past Thursday I officially finished the course (I’M SO HAPPY GUYS!), and took the opportunity to catch up on some films. I started with Jurrasic Work, Fallen Kingdom. I’m not going to lie. It made me sad.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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