Saturday, September 30, 2017

Freebies & Goodies

Free Books 

 Hi everyone i'm back with the weekly post about free book goddies that every bookhaolic likes to know about. 

So this week will be all about Fantasy Books!!! Let's get started with the magic... 

"Zorander Graeme was never meant to be king. But when he wishes his brother dead, his brother dies. Such power surely will require a repayment, but for now, Zorander is restless, and rising.
Mara of MoonShade was never meant to be queen. But when she arrives in Zorander's palace, she vows to never leave. Such a promise will surely require an iron will and a heart of stone, but for now, Mara's heart is safe with her twin brother Aram.

This prequel novella is only available to subscribers - not for sale anywhere! The SoulShifter series began May 22 with SHIFT OF SHADOW AND SOUL, which became an Amazon bestseller within three days of release! Read about the villain's rise to power here only."

"It's been six weeks since Allish Statia, former prima ballerina at the Mersetzdeitz Ballet, broke her leg during the last performance of La Sylphide. In that time, she has healed (mostly), relaxed (a lot), and taken advantage of her husband's willingness to order take-out on most weeknights.

Then someone broke into her apartment and pointed a gun at her.

Using the wind elemental powers few knew she had, she is able to subdue the man. But he is only part of something much bigger—and much more dangerous.

" What If You Woke Up In Someone Else's Life?

When Gabrielle moves to the small town of Envisage, she finds herself drawn to a hidden antique shop and its mysterious owner. A strange gift sends Gabrielle back in time, placing her in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil, where she’s unraveling history’s darkest secrets.

But when demons appear, can Gabrielle fight to keep her dream adventure or will her life become a living nightmare."


Nora Hunt has just joined the deadly quest to discover the ancient Viking legend of the hidden Shadowislands. Her post-apocalyptic dystopian world, Triangle of Peace, is the only home she’s ever known. But at sixteen years old, the skilled young warrior joins an elite band of Raiders called Jarls. Her mission? Merely to win the perilous battle for Shadowislands and avoid falling in love with the mysterious boy who just happens to be her worst enemy—and she’s not quite sure which task is more difficult…

The dangerous battle for the Shadowislands stands between the Jarls and the Rognvald, a group of dark raiders led by Frederick Dahl, whom Nora can’t help but fall in love with. She does her best to keep her love a secret, and when Nora learns she is blessed with special powers by the Norse gods to unlock the Shadowislands, the stakes are higher than ever to claim the heavenly kingdom and crown.

Follow Nora Hunt’s action-packed adventure as she fights deadly beasts that guard the ancient myth of the Shadowislands in this epic fantasy saga."

" *Includes the bonus story Arrowfall!*

Shadows surround the dwarf kingdom of Harrodarr and war rages at its gateway. A siege has forced the dwarven army into a dangerous last stand and the outlook is grim for all within the mountain. But there is a chance for hope if they can grasp it fast enough.
Nurocas is a Hammersong, one of the most elite of dwarven warriors renown for his fierceness on the battlefield. But now he has a new charge. A dwarf boy, chosen by their gods, must be escorted to a hidden refuge in the Far North. But they will be hunted by enemies both ethereal and of mortal blood. A genocide is rampant and all not of the blood of men are to be killed without mercy.
Nurocas must move quickly to get the boy to safety but he will soon learn the world is far worse than even the dwarves understand and no one can be trusted."

"Angelica, an impish witch, nears her cottage deep in the woods and senses a presence. A strong male, pure of heart, is lurking just ahead! Taking a breath and closing her eyes she attempts to learn the message he carries, but to her surprise and disappointment she is unable to read him.
The man waiting for her is Darius Dunworthy, a warrior from the realm of Zanderone. An evil menace is terrifying the citizens and he has been sent to find the talented young witch in the hope her magic can help.
Though she agrees to return with him, Darius quickly learns Angelica might be gifted, but she is full of mischief and has a stubborn streak.
Can he control her on the journey back to his kingdom? Will her spells be powerful enough to save the frightened people from the evil that has infested their city?
The Warrior and the Mischievous Witch is a steamy adult fairytale filled with suspense, witchcraft, and romance. Leave the mundane behind and escape to Zanderone today.
NOTE: Though stand-alone and HEA, it follows The Warrior and the Petulant Princess.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This book includes sexual scenes, spankings, and violence. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book."

" The world is changing.

For thousands of years, witch song has controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons. But not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by the dark Witch, Espen.

As the last echoes of witch song fade, Espen grows stronger as winter and summer come within the space of a day. Now she's coming for the one she missed—a shy, untrained girl of fifteen named Brusenna.

Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find Espen. Fight her. Defeat her.

Or there won't be anything left to save."


Secretly trained, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps up to run her family’s forge when her father falls ill. Sage desires to help the neglected Aermians but is bound by duty to provide for her own… Until, that is, she's offered a chance to make a difference.


Sage knows the risks; imprisonment or death, and yet, she's still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.


Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. He'll do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expected.


"What if...
your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?

Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.

Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.

Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.

Start reading to find out what happens next!"

Please let me know what you think of this amazing books and let me know in the comments bellow what genre of book you want for next week freebies & goodies!  

Book Review: Cidade dos Ossos (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Cidade dos Ossos 

 by Cassandra Clare

"When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end."

My Review: 

I have know about this series a long time ago and also i had this particular book in my TBR list a few months. One day i stumble upon it in a store and since it was with a promotion i decided to buy it but i never feel the desire to star reading it. 

Now i decided to read a certain book but i forgot it at my parents house and one of the few book i have with me is this one, so i started it and it was one of the best things i could have done. 

I really like this story and the general plot idea. Of course i have already heard about the shadowhunters and this world created by Clare but i do not know details about it. 
So the book start with a fast pace where you can see Claire (the main character) seeing a murder in a clube she goes too, after that night her world is completly changed. 

I like all the characters but i have to say my personnal favorite is Simon, and of course in the final of this volume i have a huge surprise that i could not have imagined.... but i do not know if i belive it or not!!!! I will have to read the next book of this series to confirm my suspect. 

If you are a fan of young adult fantasy i think you will enjoy this story, i personaly gave this book a rate of 3 out of 5*. If you have already read this book tell me in the comments bellow what do you think of it.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Freebies & Goodies

Free Books 

Hi everyone =D all people that have already read some of my posts know that i'm a complete Bookaholic and i'm always after great books to add to my (infinite) TBR list. 

So i decided to start a regular post about books freebies of which i'm aware and i was thinking in doing this post every Monday. 

Let's start with the free goodies of this week =D 

Instafreebie Giveaways


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Amazon Goodies


Thursday, September 14, 2017

What Book should i read in October?

What should i read?

Hi everyone =D i decided to start a monthly quiz for you to choose what will be one of my books for the TBR list of the next month, because i have so many good books that sometimes i could not decided for myself. 

So for October the choices are the following....

King's Cage by 

Midnight's Kiss by 

There is a quiz in the page of the blog where you can vote, in the right bar after the tags.please help me decide what book should i read in October!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Reading Challenge

Rainbow Challenge

Hi guy's!!! So i'm back again with a new book challenge. 
For this one you just have to read a book where the cover is the same color as the following ones.
This is a annual challenge and you just fill in as you go reading, here are my list. 

YellowRunaway Heart by Amity Lassiter
BlueHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Rose_ Written In The Stars by Nadia Elyse
White _ A escolha by 

Book Covers: 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

"Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw … Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer’s pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs – and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling’s modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and sprayed edges in the house colours. Exciting new extra content will include fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017)
Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come. "

My Review:

Every year i reread the Harry Potter books. This year i have already read the Philosopher's Stone twice, the illustrated version i buy in Lisbon 2017 book fair and i read it in August and now i received in a monthly subscription box the exclusive Ravenclaw House Edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first publication of this book and since i'm participating in a challenge called Pottermania2 i decided to reread again. 

First let me talk a little about this two editions of this book. 

All my Harry Potter books are in Portuguese (my natural language) and of course when i see the illustrated version i want to buy it too. The book is a little expensive and i delay the buy for a long time, in the book fair there is a hour per day where book released more than 15 months ago have a discount of 50% so i decided that the time to buy this book has finally arrived. 
The book cost a total of 34.90 € (about 31.44£) and i end up buying it for 17.45 € and OMG i really love it. 

The illustrations are breathtaking and it makes us fell a little more magic when reading it because of them. There are design in almost ever page and here i leave some of my favorite ones. 

The second edition i read this year is the Ravenclaw House Edition, released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and of course the color of the cover and the pages ends are blue in my book. 
There are 4 different covers for this edition depending on the house you choose and i love this type of personalized stuff and the attention to details.

In the beginning and end of each book we have a few extra pages with curiosities about the house (Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Gryffindor) like house ghost, founder where do the common room is located, etc....

I really like both versions and i know some people will think me crazy because in the end these are the same book that i already have.... but for me is so much more that a book and i would not fell that my collection is completed without these two books. 

About the actual story what can i say.... This is the first book in the Harry Potter saga where we readers are introduced to the magic of this world and to all the amazing characters that Rowling create. 

For me it is always be a emotional book and it will always be magical and special, of course the Wow factor that i obtain from the first time i read it is now absent in the rereads, just because i already know the twists and plots of the story. This do not prejudice my reading a bit and i have to tell that i really like to reread this one and be extremely careful to find all the little clues the author gives in this book for what is to come in the saga. 

When i think of it, OMG, the intricate work that was behind this book and the imagination Rowling have.... i'm speechless really. 

I could not give this one 5* but definitely i gave it 4 or maybe 4.5* just because of all the book i think this is the only a little childish. 
But for those of you (and i do not think there is many) that never hear about Harry Potter please read this book and welcome to Hogwarts! 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Geekgear box_ World of Wizardry August 2017

Unboxing WoW August 2017

Hi guys, i'm back for another unboxing, this one is the geek gear box for August 2017. 

For those of you who do not know this box, it is a monthly subscription one with a price of 19.99 £ (about 22.68 €) and a shipping cost outside UK of 5.99£ (about 6.69 €). It always brings a t shirt and more 5 or 6 items all related to the wizarding world of Harry Potter.  

Every month we received clues about what the box will going to contain, and the clues for August were: 
1- Dobby
2- Luna Lovegood
3- House related item

So without further ado let's start with this month goodies =D 

The first thing you can get in this box is a Hermione plush doll. 

I have to be honest i do not love it, first thing i can't understand why the legs are animal like and second i'm not a plush person. 
I understand that many fans will love it and add it to their collection but i personally gave all my plush to my baby dog Hedwig. So this goes the same path and i will tell you that the first minute i gave it to her she loved it and do not let go again. 

For the past 3 months geek gear gave in each box a collective enamel pin that was part of an exclusive collection they made. 

In these pins you can get different options based on the color of them, a regular one a silver one and a gold one. 

This month i receive a regular one and the figure of this pin is Professor Mcgonagall with a little cat. 

I really like collectible pins and these ones are so adorable i just hope they will continue to include them in all their boxes. 

All or almost all Harry Potter fans want to have the Horcruxes collection and of course i'm one of them. 
I always want to buy the diadem of Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff cup and Tom Ridlle ring and you could not imagine my reaction when i see this item in this month box, i think i almost cry with joy. 

It is not as big as the noble collection item but i think it is a great replica. This will be definitively put in exposition in my Harry Potter shelf. 
I only hope that geek gear will send all the other Horcruxes too (a girl can dream) 

This month they send us a lot of prints but i will start showing you guys this one of Luna because it is a certificated one. 

Like you already know Luna is one of my favorite characters so i was very pleased to see this print and i have already put it on a frame in my bedroom wall. 

Next is a house themed poster and this one is of Ravenclaw because when i subscribed this box i choose this house, you could get the other houses posters if you have chosen them instead. 

The design they send in this poster is also one i have on a shirt of mine that i really love, so i will put it to good use for sure. 

The last print in this box also came with a two option deliver. You guys could get this one like i did or the same patterns but in a black and white version. 

I personally prefer this colors because i think it giver a darker vibe to this print. 

The shirt of this month is incredible =D it is dobby related and i really like the cartoon feel of it. 
I think if i could i would only change the color to  light blue. 

So in resume this month we received a shirt, 3 prints and another 3 collectible items. 
If someone ask me to choose the thing i liked most out of these lot i will say the Hufflepuff Cup and the less favorite the Hermione Plush. 

When i see the hints for this month i imagine that we would receive Luna's Wand and that the Pin would be with Dobby, i'm really glad that the Luna article was not the Wand since i already have it on my collection but i will definitely like a Dobby pin =D

I hope you like this unboxing and i have to tell you that next week i will have a special unboxing from a exclusive box released for September.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book Review: The Substitute (The Wedding Pact #1) by Denise Grover Swank

The Substitute

by Denise Grover Swank

"Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. 

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. 

Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?"

My Review: 

Again this is a book that reminded me of the Sunday afternoon romantic comedies movies and i really like this one. 

Megan break up with her fiance after she catch him cheating on her with his secretary but she did not have the guts to tell her parents that little detail so she is now in a plane to her own wedding. 
Josh is in deep trouble, he creates a new device that will gain his company a great deal but the patent is given to another firm just because his brother lost the papers with the project in a torrid night with a young lady, now he must discover evidence that the project was stolen before it is to late for his employees. 
They meet each other in the plane and after Megan pass out josh carry her out and end up as her fake fiance, but in a twist of fate he discover that she is the daughter of the other firms top investor so he decided to go with it. 

Later in the book we can see the adventures of this to characters as they fall in love with each other and at the same time have interior struggles about it. I have to tell you guys that for me is a little difficult to accept and understand the part of "fall in love" just after 4 days of meeting one another  but i choose to ignore that little detail and i really like the book. 

As for the character i love Megan's Grandmother and i pass all book "hating" her mother but at the final chapter i complete change my heart and i fell so sorry for her when i understand what she is been through. 

I am now anxious to know the story of Blair and i have to say i will definitely enjoy seeing that woman fall in love and bite her own tong =D 
I decided to give this book 4 out of 5*  and if you need a good laugh and a relaxing read i recommend this one to you. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Book Review: The Almost Wives Club (The Almost Wives Club #1) by Nancy Warren

The Almost Wives Club 

by Nancy Warren

"Five Brides–One Dress 

Kate Winton-Jones is marrying one of America’s most eligible bachelors. Edward Carnarvon III is rich, handsome and hers. But at the final fitting of her wedding gown, one of the seamstresses pricks her and a tiny blood spot appears on the outrageously expensive gown. Its famous designer fires the clumsy seamstress on the spot, whereupon the girl puts a curse on the dress and storms out. Kate doesn't believe in curses. She’s modern, American and in love with the perfect guy. What could go wrong? 

But that very evening she meets a man who makes her question her future. And then she discovers that Edward has been hiding a secret or two… and before you can say, “This dress is so cursed,” she’s on the run from Edward, his family, her mother, the paparazzi and the person she thought she was. 

When the man who discovers her hiding place turns out to be the last man she should trust, it’s time to throw her cautious good sense out with the satin shoes she won’t be wearing. Playing it safe hasn’t done her much good. Maybe it’s time to play by a new set of rules. Her rules. 

Sometimes Prince Charming is the one who turns out to be the frog, and true love appears in the most unexpected places. 

Follow the cursed dress through five sets of bridal hands as four more women join The Almost Wives Club. "

My Review: 

For me this is a Sunday afternoon type of book  if you know what i mean. Do you guys know the romantic comedies movies that used to pass on TV at Sunday afternoon? So this is a book that remembers me of these movies, where we see a little romance and were we can laugh with it. 

Imagine a weeding ready to take place when at the last tryout of the weeding dress the bride is cursed. Imagine after that a dinner with her fiance where he walks out and leave her alone in the restaurant and now imagine a good looking guy that she do not know taking the seat and the food her fiance left behind and start talking to her about her personal life. 

We have here a good plot to a easy read and a good time with a book! It is not a complex book where you have to think a lot to understand the story, there are not many twists and the plot evolve exactly how you would expect it to.

I really like this book but i couldn't give it more than 3 out of 5*, however i recomend it to someone you just need a book to relax a little. 

Wizardry Student Box _ February 2018

Unboxing WSB February 2018 Hi guys, today i bring another unboxing but this time it is a totally new subscription box named  Wizardry...