Blog Tour, Reviews

“Gorgito’s Ice Rink” Review

Hello Friends!

I’m here to do a review before I get ready for dinner and then bed, if you guys didn’t see my Instagram posts and stories, I’m going on a trip to Germany, but don’t worry, I will still be posting here.

Now, without further rambling…

Gorgito’s Ice Rink“, written by Elizabeth Ducie, is a standalone novel published on 8th October 2014. A novel that has a dual timeline with elements of history and romance.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Elizabeth Ducie for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Gorgitos Ice Rink


Synopsis

Gorgito_FRONT bigGorgito’s Ice Rink was runner up in Writing Magazine’s 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards.

Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can keeping a new promise make up for breaking an old one?

When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears into Stalin’s Gulag system, he is devastated. He promises their mother on her death-bed he will find the missing girl and bring her home; but it is to prove an impossible quest.

Forty years later, Gorgito, now a successful businessman in post-Soviet Russia, watches another young boy lose his sister to a love stronger than family. When a talented Russian skater gets the chance to train in America, Gorgito promises her grief-stricken brother he will build an ice-rink in Nikolevsky, their home town, to bring her home again.

With the help of a British engineer, who has fled to Russia to escape her own heartache, and hindered by the local Mayor who has his own reasons for wanting the project to fail, can Gorgito overcome bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh Russian climate in his quest to build the ice-rink and bring a lost sister home? And will he finally forgive himself for breaking the promise to his mother?

A story of love, loss and broken promises. Gorgito’s story, told through the eyes of the people whose lives he touched.

Purchase Links: Amazon


Author Bio

When Elizabeth Ducie had been working in the international pharmaceutical industry for nearly thirty years, she decided she’d like to take a break from technical writing—text books, articles and training modules—and write about some of her travel experiences instead. She took some courses in Creative Writing and discovered to her surprise that she was happier, and more successful, writing fiction than memoirs or life-writing. In 2012, she gave up the day job, and started writing full-time. She has published three novels, three collections of short stories and a series of manuals on business skills for writers.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram


My Review

There was three things that made me want to know more about this book: the title, the cover and the fact that I knew the name of the author since I had previous read a book of hers. And when I read the synopsis, I knew I had to enter this story and meet these characters.

There are so many elements that I loved in this story, from the characters and their background, to the interactions between them and the obstacles they have to surpass. The storyline touched my heart and by being set in a different time than our own present, it transport us to the world of these characters.

Family, friendship, enemies and promises. There is a realism to this novel that I absolutely love, making me emotional and feel as though I was part of the group and living side by side with them, thanks to the descriptions and the connectivity.

Emma and Gorgito were definitely well written characters that made me compelled to turn the next page and learn what they were going to do next. They both have strong qualities, and they are dealing with their with their problems in different ways. And although I don’t know much about Russia, I could envision the scenery and all the other characters that made Emma and Gorgito’s story keep moving.

It was the world described in this novel, as well as the other characters, that made it an interesting book. Starting at a slow pace, it grew and got more intriguing with each revelation, each action, each character and scene introduced.

I won’t say more about the actually plot, because I want people to feel and make their own opinions. But I do recommend this novel to everyone that likes the kind of story that touches historical elements, as well as follow the main characters as they try to accomplish their goals in their quest.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

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II Encontro de Booktubers em Leiria

Olá meus queridos amigos!

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No passado Sábado, dia 5 de outubro, desloquei-me a Leiria, que uma vez que vivo no distrito não foi muito esforço, para estar presente no II Encontro de Booktubers. É o primeiro evento livresco a que vou, para além das feiras do livro e apresentações de novos livros, por isso dizer que estava entusiasmada é pouco.

O ponto de encontro era a Biblioteca da qual partiriamos para a Rota “Miguel Torga”, e devo dizer que adorei! Desconhecia muitos dos factos que foram contados e até fiquei ainda mais interesada por ler mais obras do autor simplesmente por foi um descobrir diferente de uma das obras que nunca li dele.

Ocorreram igualmente dois paineis com quatro autores ao todo. O paínel da manhã foi sobre escritores contemporâneos, intitulado “Ser autor nos dias de hoje“, tendo a presença do autor Ricardo Costa Correia e da autora Márcia Balsas.

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Já paínel da tarde referia-se a autores portugueses de BD, intitulado “Vamos falar sobre a nona arte!“, contando com a presença de Joana Afonso e de André Oliveira.

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Para alguém que não lê usualmente muitas BDs e que não sabe sobre muito sobre o género, ouvir a Joana Afonso e o André Oliveira falarem foi muito interessante e deixou-me bastante curiosa e com um bichinho que me chama a aventurar-me pela nona arte.

No final, houve ainda um sorteio dos livros que foram oferecidos pelas editoras que patrocinaram o evento. E eu tive a sorte de ganhar um livro, mais entusiasmante foi o facto de esse mesmo livro ser um que se encontrava na minha TBR.

Após todas as emoções, o convivio foi sem duvida o melhor para mim. Poder falar como autores e amantes de livros. E vir para casa como listas de recomendações e marcadores.

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Assim como regressar a casa com uma dúzia de memórias do primeiro evento de booklovers que participei. Que mais venham do futuro, muito brevemente de preferência. E para quem não pode ir este ano, mais virão.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

New Releases

Release Day: “Deadwave” + Q&A

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a fun post promoting the release of Michael Evans’ new book “Deadwave“, and in this post there is a Q&A so you can know more about the author and his books.

Deadwave“, written by Michael Evans, is the first book in the Conspiracy Chronicles, published by Boundless Press.

Congratulations on this new book release!

I have read “Control Freakz” and will be review the other books in that series, as well as this new book, so stay tune for those reviews. Meanwhile, enjoy this post!

I want to thank Michael Evans for kindly sending me the Q&A so I could share with all of you.


Synopsis

Evans_DEADWAVE_ebookHis father has a technology that will make people immortal. The only problem is that the most powerful, secret organization in the world wants it too. And they are willing to kill.

A.G. Riddle meets Marie Lu in this thrilling and suspenseful near-future sci-fi adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat and then knock you right off it.

One secret organization. One zombie-infested, virtual reality game. One technology that will change the world forever.

The only love Sam has in life is Deadwave, a virtual reality, zombie, battle royale video game. He has spent most of his teenage years escaping the agony of his mother’s suicide and a dreary world on the precipice of collapse by killing zombies and other players in Deadwave, making it his sole mission to become the best player on the planet. Now his dream is right at his fingertips, but dark secrets are lurking in Sam’s past that threaten to take everything away from him. After Sam is kidnapped and forced by a powerful, secretive group to steal the patents to a revolutionary technology from his father that will allow people to live forever in a virtual world, Sam is given just thirty days to live. 

Now, Sam must face the biggest challenge of his life. He must win the Deadwave World Championship and end the constant torture and manipulation from this ultra-powerful group, or it’s game over.

Welcome to the first book in the Conspiracy Chronicles, a part dystopian, part science fiction, part thriller series that will forever make you question your relationship with technology. Reader BEWARE that once beginning this story it may be hard to put down, and nearly impossible to get out of your head after the thrilling world of the Conspiracy Chronicles wraps you in.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Signed Paperback


Author’s Bio

Michael Evans is the author of the Control Freakz Series and Conspiracy Chronicles. Whenever he is not writing he may be found at the beach or trying to walk Skye, his crazy goldendoodle. He is originally from Long from Long Island, New York, but has since moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he attends high school. Michael Evans also serves as the Main Coordinator for YEW Clubs for the Young Eager Writers Association and is the host of the Writing Roots Podcast. He is driven by his desire to use storytelling as a vehicle for affecting positive changes for the future of the world, and is motivated to inspire others to use storytelling in their own lives and with their own passions to make this world a better place.

Social Media Links: Website |Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram


Q & A

Q: In a few words, how would you describe Deadwave?

A: Deadwave is a cyberpunk science fiction novel with elements of young adult (protagonist is nineteen) and the action and pacing of a high-octane thriller novel. Deadwave can be compared to the books Ready Player One and Altered Carbon in many ways and at its core tells the story of Sam in his quest to win the Deadwave World Championship, where the world’s top competitors at the virtual reality, zombie, battle royale video game all compete to win the prize of ten million dollars. However, Sam also has to try and escape a secretive group of wealthy people attempting to kill him to access the patents to a world-changing technology that his father’s company owns.

Q: How long will the Conspiracy Chronicles be?

A: At the time of writing this, it will certainly be at least five books, but likely much longer. The first three novels, Deadwave , Blood Brothers , and The Last Migration , will be released in the fall of 2019 with the next few novels being released in the spring of 2020.

Q: What inspired you to write Deadwave?

A: In many ways, the entire Conspiracy Chronicles was necessary for me to write in order to flesh out the backstory of my first series Control Freakz. This ended up turning into a much longer and complex story than I originally anticipated that I plan to form the foundation of a fictional universe that will encompass many different series. This series in particular draws on my fascination and passion with video games, virtual reality, and virtual worlds and their impact on the future of our world.

Q: The video game in Deadwave feels so real. What inspired you to come up with a video game that includes zombies, avatars fighting to the death, and a host of abandoned locations?

A: Deadwave for me is a culmination of all my favorite games into one. I’ve always loved sports, and used to play basketball and baseball for many years so the virtual reality portion of the game allows them to compete using the motion of their entire bodies just as an athlete would.

Zombies for me are something that I have also always loved. Some of my favorite video games are Tell Tale’s The Walking Dead and State of Decay which both feature zombies and for me it was just natural to incorporate it into the game. The battle royale portion of the game certainly draws inspiration from Fortnite and Apex Legends, but my original fascination with the concept actually comes from my love for The Hunger Games . And all the abandoned places present in the maps in the game represent one of my favorite hobbies of urban exploring. Going to abandoned mental hospitals, offices, movie theaters, and many other locations is one of my favorite hobbies and something that I have done for years and intend to continue to do for years to come.

Q: The relationship between Sam and his father is central in Deadwave . What made you choose to highlight this?

A: Throughout the entirety of the Conspiracy Chronicles my goal is to explore the bonds between men and boys at a deeper level. I feel that the mental health of men and the relationships we have is often understated or left unnoted in literature and popular culture. With Deadwave specifically, I seek to show the pressure that many young boys feel to live up to their father’s expectations, and likewise the often crushing pressure their father’s place upon their own children. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t draw some inspiration from my own relationship with my father. Yet, he isn’t strict and abusive like James [Sam’s dad] is in Deadwave, which I am thankful for (many father’s I know are to their children and spouses though).

However, the view Sam has of his father, of being this unbelievable man who he idolizes is similar to how I viewed my father. But when Sam finds out the truth about his father, and sees his darker side, he finally sees that his father isn’t this unbelievable guy and he begins to have a love-hate relationship with him. The arc of their relationship continues, and I won’t explain anything further just to not give too much away, but there is a deeper message about all the relationships present in Deadwave, and the subsequent books in the series, and it really needs to be read to be fully understood.

Q: Riva, a character Sam grows very close to in Deadwave, is the only top Deadwave player in the world that is a girl. Why did you choose to have the world of Deadwave dominated by men?

A: I did this as an indictment of both the current professional esports world and the sports world at large. Right now almost all of the top video game streamers and most well known athletes in the world are men. Men are paid much more than women and receive more fame for equal work. The world of Deadwave is still dominated by men because, frankly, I don’t see this changing anytime soon (I really hope it improves!), but also because it allowed me to highlight the downsides to a male dominated world.

However, Riva is an anomaly. She is better than all the boys competing in Deadwave and has more fame and money than all of them. She to me is a fictional example of what I hope one day is a living example of a woman, and a woman of color at that, absolutely dominating in a world that she isn’t even “supposed” to be in. Whether this happens in politics, sports, or business I hope that one day both young boys and young girls can idolize women for having great success in a playground built by the boys. I actually think this will happen in the very near future, and I know that tens of millions of women are capable of this, if they were just given equal opportunity in a world full of misogyny.

Riva in my eyes symbolizes the strength millions of women are capable if given the opportunity, and due to the democratizing effects of the internet just a change in public perception is all it might take.

Q: The unreleased technology Life Pods in Deadwave allows people to live in virtual worlds forever. Do you foresee a similar technology coming to light in just fifteen years as described in Deadwave?

A: I certainly do. I don’t know about in the next fifteen years, but I think with things like the Blue Brain Project that seeks to map our brains and the rise of quantum computing, at some point in the near future we will have the capability of uploading our minds to computers and living in virtual worlds. When this happens I have no clue how humanity responds and this question is at the core of the conflict in the Conspiracy Chronicles, and as you will come to see, yeah… lots of stuff goes down.

I won’t say that I foresee our future headed the same way it is in the Conspiracy Chronicles but given the way corporate America is set up, and the fact that the issues of wealth inequality and climate change continue to grow, I picture some negative effects coming to rise from such a technology. Deadwave is just the beginning of a larger narrative that I hope serves as a thrilling and entertaining warning to reform our current world so that we can maximize the positive implications of technologies similar to Life Pods and reduce the negative implications as much as possible.

Q: Deadwave is your fourth published novel. What have you learned from your prior books?

A: Like many authors, I have learned from my mistakes, and I think as long as I am alive I will continue to refine my work and improve my ability as a storyteller. I really learned from my first series how to create a story people emotionally care about from the beginning, craft more likable characters, and hone my narrative skills in a way that is not too introspective and focuses more on what the characters do versus what they are thinking.

Q: How old are you at the time of writing Deadwave?

A: I was 17 years old while writing and publishing that novel, and at the time of writing this I am still 17 years old.

Q: What encouraged you to pursue writing in a relatively early stage of your life?

A: For me age isn’t really a factor in anything. What allows someone to tell a great story in my mind is the stories and experiences the writer has experienced in their lifetime. Although I may not have as much stories to share as some others who have more years on their belt than me, I have experienced the ups and downs in life, experienced pure pain and true joy, and from my wildest moments to my most mundane ones I have always maintained an acute self-awareness that has allowed me to develop my world view and a deep set of experiences to build off when crafting my stories.

Q: Since you are still a teenager, are you in high school?

A: I just graduated highschool this past June and am currently amidst a gap year from my education. I live in the United States, specifically Charleston, South Carolina, so after finishing twelfth grade the “normal” thing to do is either to get a job or increasingly to go to college. I don’t feel that this path is right for me though, and if I’m being honest I’m not sure exactly what is. I just know I love storytelling, and know that this is what I want to do for the foreseeable future and maybe even the rest of my life. As such, I decided to take a gap year from my education to pursue writing full time and really get to see what being an author is like day in and day out, and also use this opportunity to expand my desire to storytell into different mediums such as Youtube.

Q: Share with us three things about your books (not spoilers) that most don’t know.

A: The abandoned places they go to in the video game in Deadwave are based off abandoned places I have been to in real life. The character James in Deadwave (his backstory will be fleshed out in later novels) is inspired from my old dream to be a nanoengineer and develop nanorobots. The concept behind Control Freakz was inspired by the book Radical Abundance by Eric Drexler and the only reason I even got interested in the book was by being introduced to nerdy topics by the Youtube channel SciShow run by Hank Green.

Q: What writers have you always looked up to?

A: Dang, I could list so much right here. I’ll keep this to my top two. Alexandra Bracken is someone that I admire. She is the first author I met in person about four years ago at a book signing at YALL Fest in Charleston. She was so sweet and personable and to really get to meet an author for the first time made me think about what it would be like to be in her shoes. Of course I also loved her books, especially the Darkest Minds Series and they still stand as my favorite YA Dystopian books of all time which is the genre that my first book series, Control Freakz, falls under. My favorite writer of all time though is by and far Stephen King. I love the darker vibe to most of his thrillers, and how he incorporates science fiction and fantasy elements into the present day world. He is really a pioneer in transrealism literature, and that is a genre in which I hope to make inroads into myself one day in the near future. He also creates characters that are absolutely iconic, and for that reason alone I think he is the best American writer of our time and someone who I admire greatly.

Q: What can we expect from you in the future?

A: A lot. Without getting ahead of myself, I will say that I am in the process of trying to create a larger universe with my first two series. At the moment I have three more series and two standalone novels planned in the same world as the Conspiracy Chronicles that I call Future Realities Inked. One is set in the 2060s and another is a steampunk novel set in the 1980s (not a traditional steampunk novel but the kind of steampunk that Stranger Things has some elements of). I plan to experiment with the genres I write in and the style of the narratives but the core of my writing style will always be there. I also will be releasing seven books during my gap year, and continuing to refine my video making ability which is a medium I will look to use to tell stories and share my adventures in the near future.

Q: Where can we find more about you and your books?

A: The best place to go is to my website at www.mevansinked.com. There you can find my Instagram ( @mevansinked ) and Youtube Channel where I share my insight on the world, futurist topics, and of course tell my own story in regards to my gap year. Also, I have links to all my books on my website, along with my store where you can purchase signed books directly from me. On my website you will also find my newsletter where I share the most up to date information on my books, events, and future releases, along with exclusive videos from me guiding you on my mission to live boundlessly and help others to do so as well.

Q: I want to read Deadwave! Where can I find it?

A: You can always go to the library on my website where you can find links to everywhere it is sold including access to my online store where you can purchase signed copies directly from me: https://mevansinked.com/book/deadwave/



Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

 

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“Four Christmases and a Secret” Review

Hello Friends!

Is it too soon for Christmas’ books? Not for me! I love most Holiday’s, Halloween stories are exciting, although I haven’t read that many… But Christmas!… Oh Yeah! I have read a lot of those novels and I’m always excited to read more.

Today is the release day of one of those Christmas inspired novel.

Four Christmases and a Secret“,written by Zara Stoneley, is a standalone Romantic Comedy, not the first Christmas book I read of this author, so I was quite excited about it.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Zara Stoneley for the eCopy of this book, thanks to NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Four Christmases and a Secret


Synopsis

Four Christmases and a Secret CoverIt’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Except for Daisy Christmas means another of Uncle T’s dreaded Christmas parties, complete with Christmas jumper and flashing antlers.  And Oliver Cartwright.  Gorgeous Oliver Cartwright. Who she hates.

Every year Daisy has to face insufferable Ollie and hear all about how BRILLIANT he is.  Whereas Daisy has no job, no man and no idea how to fix things.

This Christmas however Daisy is determined things will be different.  There will be no snogging Ollie under the mistletoe like when they were teenagers.  No, this year she’ll show Ollie that she’s a Responsible Adult too.

But as the champagne corks pop, and the tinsel sparkles, Uncle T has news of his own to share…and it could change Daisy’s life forever…

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

ZaraStoneley authorpicBorn in a small village in Staffordshire, I wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when I grew up. After many years, and many different jobs, my dream of writing a bestseller came true. 

I write about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hope that my tales make you cry a little, laugh a lot, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

I now live in a Cheshire village with my family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Social Media Links – Website | TwitterFacebook | Instagram


My Review

As you can probably see by the title, this novel is a Christmas-y story. And although I read it way before December, it really doesn’t matter to me, because it was a sweet and fun storyline that talks about not only Christmas time, but the entire year… and isn’t the Christmas spirit about our lives, family, friends and connecting with people and ourselves?

In this new book, the author gave us a group of characters in a refreshing and emotional scenery that made me connect with them and want to learn more. It was the kind of book I love to read in a rainy day because it was about life, and everything that comes with it, and that really warms my heart no matter the emotional journey the author takes me.

We met Daisy and follow her life through all the ups and downs, all the heartbreaking moments as well as the funny ones. And because we are reading her POV, we get to see her development and know her mind. That made the book personal in a way, and for me, it made the connection stronger. Of course, at some hilarious scenes I wish I could enter the minds of other characters too, nevertheless, it was exciting and very entertaining.

Overall, I have to say it felt real and I could almost imagine myself in that world, with those characters, and especially, I could see myself enjoy Uncle Terence’s Christmas parties and visiting his bookstore. It was vivid and the description, combined with the fact that we are following Daisy’s life, made the reading experience so much more fun and special.

The book had surprises, comedy, life, and everything in between, written with a style that was familiar to me, since I have read a previous book of Zara Stoneley. And I cannot wait to see what else she has planned for us in future novels.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

New Releases, Reviews

“I’m The Monster” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I finally bring you a review of a new poetry book. And if you don’t know the author by now, you should definitely check out her other books.

I’m The Monster”, written by Chelsea Girard, is a poetry book I had the privilege to read it as part of her Beta Readers.

Thank you Chelsea for allowing me to be a part of this journey and give my honest review on this book. Every quote used is from Chelsea Girard’s new book “I’m The Monster”. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


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Most people spend their childhood’s searching for monsters under their bed but do you ever think that the real demons live in your head.

I’m The Monster digs deep inside your mind and shows you the nightmares of what living with mental health is like, even while you’re awake.

Purchase Links – Amazon


About Author

Screenshot_2018-10-19 Chelsea Girard no Instagram “HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO MY THIRD CHILD, A Delicate Flower 😭❤️🤣 This b[...]I review for professional book publishers such as Simon and Schuster Canada  and Hachette Books. I am always looking for a new book to review.

I tend to draw to novels that draw away from love stories and more towards suspense and personal experiences shared from one person to the next. I love books that make you feel for the character and give you a sense of fulfillment when you claim their happiness as you’re own.

I am always busy with school, work and with my family but I always leave time out of my day to relax with a book and some tea. For me, it’s a form of escape from the world that I am surrounded by, where I can escape to a world where I can draw a connection to the book characters and their stories.

​- Chelsea Girard

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


My Review

“Don’t let the voices scare you away.

Sometimes,

They are all we need to hear

To keep going.”

This isn’t the first book I’ve read of Chelsea Girard’s, and with each book I feel like I find a new favorite book of hers. And this one is on my top list of poetry books. And you will understand why once you keep reading this review.

I loved that after all the poetry books so far, she still made it fresh and lovely. It had a different tone from the other poems she has written before, it still was empowering and strong, but it was different. It felt powerful in a electric way, that pulled me to each word with such a beautiful melody, that only Chelsea can create.

This may be my favorite poetry book of hers so far. I love ‘Only Human‘, but this one is beside it on the scale. It resonated with me, but it wasn’t a past me, it wasn’t an empowering and nostalgia because my life and all I went through connect with the poems… No, it was more than that. In this book, more than in the others, I felt the present me connecting more than remembering the past and feeling like I’m not alone.

“We all have to change one day.

Sometimes for others,

Sometimes for ourselves,

And sometimes for the future.

This is my story.

The one I changed

To live

To thrive

And to survive.”

Of course, I still had this feeling of togetherness. As if I’m part of a group of people that feel and believe in the same things. Because the poems in this book, just like in the previous ones, Chelsea Girard gave us something to debate and to feel, and definitely, to be together in this journey that is life.

Life is about the past, the present and the future. It’s about our journeys, about each obstacle, about each lesson, about society and ourselves. It’s about how we deal with the consequences of our decisions, and the repercussions of other peoples actions upon us. It’s about the little things that we experience, as much as the big ones. About smelling flowers, planting tress, listening to birds in the morning or the cars that pass by. About surviving, but also about enjoying each step, because surviving is not living, but sometimes we found ourselves in a mess that can only leave us space and time to be able to fight on survive mode. And it’s all okay.

“I found myself

Only the person I found

Had been lost

But was thankful

To be found.”

It’s okay to mess up. It’s okay to give second chances, specially to ourselves. It’s okay to cry and laugh. It’s okay to take a chance and risk everything for one moment in time. It’s okay to feel lost sometimes.

I sometimes just relax in bed and feel like I’m drifting away into space, losing myself in an immense variety of feelings I cannot fully control, and when I get back, when always end up find a piece of myself that I didn’t realize I had lost. Sometimes that tiny piece is a memory, other times it’s the strength to tackle a new obstacle or a new adventure. And there are times it’s something deeper that I never talk about and keep close to my heart, even right now, after being taken on a thought provoking journey.

This is way I love this book even more than the others. “I’m The Monster” gave me different feelings, made me think of what I’m doing now, and feeling at this moment, more than what I felt in the past. The magical powers in her poems connect situations in all realms of time and space, it gives us enormous strength as well as this calm.

In the pages of her book I encountered a place where I could think. A place I could metaphorically sit down and let my heart break, and then pick up the pieces and put everything back together. A place where I could heal as feeling validated. And in the end, it was a place to the emotions go free and, with them, fly.

“You were never invisible.”


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Jess

Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Enlightened Cow” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review of a new book in a series that you may know since I have read and reviewed the previous books.

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Enlightened Cow“,written by Columbkill Noonan, is the fourth book in the Barnabas Tew series. Published on 18th September 2019, this novel is a Historical cozy mystery with humour.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Columbkill Noonan for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Enlightened Cow


Synopsis

Enlightened Cow CoverRama, the Hindu god who maintains dharma, or the balance of all things, is in terrible trouble, and only Barnabas and Wilfred can save him!

Private detectives to the gods, Barnabas Tew and Wilfred Colby, believed they’d discovered the secret to taking charge of their destinies. Unfortunately, they’re about to be taught a hard lesson: nothing is as it seems and taking control is easier said than done.

Fresh off their most challenging case to date, the two detectives step into a cenote: an otherworldly portal that connects worlds and can take them anywhere if they how to use it.  Each is hoping to be reunited with someone he left behind, but they soon realize that something has gone terribly, disastrously wrong. Instead of being reunited with their lady-loves, they find themselves in a Hindu temple, together with Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire.

Kamadeva asks them to save his friend Rama, who is in grave danger. It seems an innocent enough request, but Barnabas and Wilfred have learned that not everything is at it seems, and the right thing to do is not always so obvious. It doesn’t take long to discover that not all the gods want Rama saved, leaving the two detectives to make a terrible choice.

The detectives have faced dangerous deities before, but the Hindu gods are different. Otherworldly, wise, and full of shadowy motivations, they all seek to manipulate the hapless detectives to suit their purposes.

Can Barnabas and Wilfred see through the illusions and the lies to uncover the truth of the matter? Or will they fail, and choose the wrong side?

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK


Author Bio

ColumbkillNoonanPhotoColumbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology.  Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat Books, was released in 2017, and her latest work, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds”, is set to be released in September 2018.

In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, aerial yoga, and riding her rescue horse, Mittens. To learn more about Columbkill please feel free to visit her website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Social Media Links –  Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Guys… Barnie and Willie are back!

I have been thinking a lot about this book and what to say it the review, but to everyone that doesn’t know this series, you really have to check it out. I feel like it’s one of those worlds that I will keep going back in the future when in need of a few laughs, just like I do with one of my favorite TVseries of all time “Psych”. That been said, every time Columbkill Noonan give us all another adventure of these two private detectives for the Gods, I get really excited.

Now, I’m not going to explain who the characters are, you should just go get the books and discover yourself and prepare to laugh, that’s my recommendation. Let’s just say that as characters they have developed with each adventure, as well as their relationship and it’s so fun to see those changes as well as the little things that makes them who they truly are.

From the previous reviews you may notice that I love them. Barnie and Willie get sucked in to so many weird, funny, dangerous situations while trying to solve the problems that Gods bring to their door. This time they are dealing with Hindu Gods.

If you don’t know a lot about Hindu, you may feel out of place in the story, then again, remember this: so did Barnie an Willie! Speaking of not know much about religions and mythologies, by reading this books I got even more curious and I tried to do some research of my own after finishing the books. Nevertheless, I loved that with each book, the author take us to a different realm of the Gods.

By reading the synopsis, you may already realize that these two private investigators (well, Barnabas and his assistant Wilfred) were asked by Kamadeva to save his friend Rama. Of course, when a case appears simple, it really isn’t. And there they go on a new journey to do the biding of the Gods and putting their lives in dangerous yet again.

I’m not giving out specific aspects about the story, since there were so many little moments that made me laugh and really focus on the storyline that I don’t want you guys to be looking for those moments. But lets just say that was an unusual book, just like the other novels in the series.

Do I recommend this book? Sure! I recommend the entire series. Just look at the titles, aren’t you curious? If not, read the synopsis and just get the first book, you will get hocked on this crazy adventure that is Barnie and Willie’s life and career.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Thankful Sunday

Thankful Sunday: BiblioBeautyBooks

Hello Friends!

Today I wanted to come here and write this Thank You post to an amazing person, a dear friends of mine.

This Sunday it’s a Thank You to Chelsea!

Chelsea, aka BiblioBeautyBooks, a fellow bookstagrammer, blogger and writer. A lovely person that has written powerful and thought provoking books and that deserves all the love in the world.


I first met Chelsea via her Instagram page and I immediately fell in love with her photos and words. She was a kind person that had her arms open and welcomed everyone to her DMs. And I don’t even remember exactly how we started to talk because I truly feel like I know her for years.

In her Instagram account you will found book recommendations, reviews, and writing updates of her novels. And one of the subjects that is very close to the heart for her is Mental Health, so if you need a virtual hugs and someone to talk to, or read some amazing poetry that just gives you a connection, you will find it in Chelsea and her writing.

Then of course, I got to met her by reading her books. It’s a different experience, and by reading her poems, I was able to share my thoughts and our friendship grew. I’m now finishing reading her new poetry book and will have a review very soon. Meanwhile, you can get her books here:

Unspoken Agreement | Sincerely, Me | Only Human | A Delicate Flower |When The Parachute Doesn’t Open | Allergic To Air


Another stop you should do is on Chelsea’s blog.

There you will find the full book reviews and of course information about her books.

And speaking of books, did you know that one of her books is going to be traditionally published? No?! They you really need to check out her website and Instagram page and stay tune to all the news, and sometimes you will be able to even apply to be a Beta Reader for one of her novels.


About Chelsea

Screenshot_2018-10-19 Chelsea Girard no Instagram “HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO MY THIRD CHILD, A Delicate Flower 😭❤️🤣 This b[...]I review for professional book publishers such as Simon and Schuster Canada  and Hachette Books. I am always looking for a new book to review.

I tend to draw to novels that draw away from love stories and more towards suspense and personal experiences shared from one person to the next. I love books that make you feel for the character and give you a sense of fulfillment when you claim their happiness as you’re own.

I am always busy with school, work and with my family but I always leave time out of my day to relax with a book and some tea. For me, it’s a form of escape from the world that I am surrounded by, where I can escape to a world where I can draw a connection to the book characters and their stories.

​- Chelsea Girard

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Fantasy, New Releases, Reviews

“A Noite do Caçador” Review

Olá meus queridos amigos!

Hoje foi a apresentação do novo livro da Sandra Carvalho, na Comic Con, assim como uma sessão de autógrafos logo a seguir. Se não conseguiram ir hoje não faz mal podem ir amanhã ao final da tarde à sessão de autógrafos.

Para quem, como eu não pode ir e amanhã também não poderá ir, se quiserem saber os meus pensamentos sobre o livro, continuem a ler este post. Não contém spoilers, pois vocês devem saber a minha opinião no assunto. Independentemente da vossa escolha, se ainda não tem o livro, recomendo-o.

A Noite do Caçador“, de Sandra Carvalho, é um standalone no género da Fantasia, publicado a 4 de Setembro de 2019 pela Editorial Presença.

Todas as opiniões encontradas nesta review são completamente minhas.


Sinopse

20190903_173423Amaldiçoada pelos pares, a feiticeira Korinna implora ao renegado Theron que encontre uma cura para o seu tormento. O feiticeiro aceita ajudá-la, sem imaginar que o plano que engendrou resultará em danos maiores. Mikkel, o rapaz nascido da perversidade de Theron, irá crescer no seio de uma tribo humana, no Norte do Mundo, ignorando as suas origens e o propósito para o qual foi gerado. Ciente de que é diferente dos demais, terá de lutar para conquistar a confiança dos seus líderes e defender o povo dos implacáveis norrenos.

Confrontado com o seu destino, será forçado a empreender a arrepiante travessia dos Pântanos dos Danados. Porém, na terra onde lhe fora prometida salvação, a sorte armou-lhe outra cilada. Conseguirá Mikkel salvar a família dos feiticeiros que o perseguem, contrariar a maldição que o assombra e libertar a sua amada Kitta da cobiça do rei Uruz, enquanto explora a magia que pulsa no seu sangue? Ou sucumbirá à herança paterna que o compele a alimentar-se de vida, e acabará por se tornar o mais terrível dos Caçadores?

Uma aventura fantástica de autodescoberta e constante superação, construída sobre os laços da família, da amizade e do amor, e onde a força, a coragem, a lealdade e a determinação serão testadas a cada fôlego.

Links: Editorial Presença | Bertrand | Wook


Sobre a Autora

20190615_143142Sandra Carvalho é uma das autoras portuguesas mais conceituadas do romance fantástico. A Saga das Pedras Mágicas, que a Presença publicou também na coleção «Via Láctea», e que é constituída pelos títulos A Última Feiticeira, O Guerreiro Lobo, Lágrimas do Sol e da Lua, O Círculo do Medo, Os Três Reinos, A Sacerdotisa dos Penhascos, O Filho do Dragão e Sombras da Noite Branca, conquistou um vasto número de fãs entre os apreciadores do género. Depois de O Olhar do Açor e Filhos do Vento e do Mar, O Grito do Corvo é o último volume das Crónicas da Terra e do Mar.

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Minha Review

A Noite do Caçador” é um standalone ligado ao mundo da Saga das Pedras Mágicas, e ocorre durante um passado muito antes da linha temporal da Saga das Pedras Mágicas, quando os vikings ainda não se haviam estabelecido como tal.

Este livro tem três partes, a primeira segue Theron, um feiticeiro renegado, e é pelos seus olhos que aprendemos sobre os feiticeiros e recebemos um enquadramento histórico, descobrindo o motivo para ele ser renegado. É esta primeira parte que formas os pilares para os eventos que se seguirão.

A segunda parte segue a infância de Mikkel e aprendemos sobre a sociedade humana da época, sobre as regras e sobre o que é esperado. Aprendemos sobre as personagens, sobre as suas ligações uns com os outros. Acabamos por nos ligar à família de Mikkel, e sentimos que lutamos lado a lado dele.

A terceira e última parte é anos depois, e é o culminar de tudo. É tão intenso como anteriormente, se não mais. Descobrimos segredos escondidos, suspeitas são validadas, e batalhas ocorrem. Podia dizer mais, no entanto não quero estragar as vossas leituras e jornadas neste mundo.

20190903_174246Quanto às personagens… Bem, apesar de renegado e de tudo o que ele fez antes do livro começar e durante também, eu adorei o Theron desde a primeira página. Ele podia ter um passado sombrio e duvidoso, podia usar a magia obscura… mesmo assim, fiquei fascinada por ele. Pensando bem no meu historial, não é a primeira vez que uma situação destas me ocorre. E no final, continuo a amar momentos destes, quando personagens que se encontram na zona cinzenta do espectro, me fascinam.

Já Korinna… A primeira vez que li a sinopse comecei a rir, porque para além de leitora, reviewer e blogger, sou escritora também, e eu tinha acabado de escrever uma história cuja personagem principal se chamava Korinne. Dito isto, podem compreender o quanto entusiasmada estava para descobrir mais sobre ela. Claro que, assim que ela apareceu algo não estava certo. Não senti qualquer simpatia por ela, alias, ao contrário do Theron, ela parecia ser mesquinha. Adorei-a de um ponto de vista estrutural, não como pessoa, isto porque Korinna, para mim, foi uma personagem muito bem concebida. Claro está, enquanto com Theron até queria conhecê-lo melhor, com Korinna apenas não desejaria ser sua amiga.

Depois tem Mikkel. E Senhor do Céu! Eu adoro o Throst (personagem da Saga) e ele foi o meu primeiro book boyfriend, mas Mikkel… Também roubaste um bocadinho do meu coração. Ler a história pelo seu ponto de vista intensificou a experiência para mim. Vê-lo crescer, e vê-lo determinado. Vê-lo pensar na sua família e no povo, vê-lo lutar pelo que acreditar e procurar respostas para as suas origens. Adorei todos os momentos. E não me importo de o partilhar com a Kitta.

Podia descrever-vos sobre tudo o que pensei de cada personagem, contudo não o vou fazer. Quero que vocês tirem as próprias conclusões. Apenas posso dizer que todas as personagens me deixaram curiosa em algum momento, quer seja por um mistério que ainda não tinha descoberto, ou sobre algo que sabia ser uma mentira, ou sobre o facto de ter ficado em aberto e agora desejar que a Sandra Carvalho continue a história.

De uma forma geral, este livro foi diferente dos outros por se focar na ligações entre homens. Na lealdade entre irmãos de armas, na lealdade entre membros da família, nas relações com inimigos. Mostra um lado mais masculino do romance, não tão focado, mas igualmente perfeito no seu realismo. Deixa-nos interessadas em saber mais sobre a vida da tribo.

O livro está repleto de diversas emoções. Tem ação, segredos, momentos rápidos e complexos, e momentos leves e lentos. Tem batalha e tem amor. Tem compromissos e promessas. Tem juramentos e omissões. Tem morte e tem nascimento. Tem magia e tem Lobos.

Se recomendo o livro?… Claro! Tal como com todos os livros desta autora, eu recomendo-os. Para quem não conhece os livros dela, é um bom começo.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Paranormal, Reviews

“Memórias de um Vampiro” Review

Hello Friends!

Leaving this message to my English only speakers friends and followers, as a warning since this is going to be a post in Portuguese.

To my Portuguese friends and followers… Enjoy!


Olá meus queridos amigos!

“Memórias de um Vampiro”, escrito por Rafael Loureiro, é o primeiro livro da Triologia Nocturnus, publicado a setembro de 2009 pela Editorial Presença.

Era para ter publicado esta review ontem, mas acabei por não conseguir vir ao computador para terminar de escrever o post. Mas aqui está a review.

Já tinha lido este livro à algum tempo, mas ainda não tinha escrito a minha review, e este verão decidi reler e finalmente publicar as minhas opiniões. Se vocês já leram o livro, digam-me nos comentários o que pensaram. Se ainda não leram, espero que dêem uma chance e entrem neste mundo.


Sinopse

Memórias de Um Vampiro é o primeiro volume de uma trilogia onde romance e aventura se combinam para nos abrirem as portas a um universo repleto de emoções intensas, valores supremos e conflitos arrebatados. Daimon DelMoona, nascido no século XVII, viu o seu mundo desmoronar-se quando a mulher que ia desposar morre. Do seu sofrimento é resgatado por uma vampira, que lhe concede o Novo Nascimento. E assim começa uma odisseia que atravessa os séculos para culminar numa batalha contra o tirano Alexander, um vampiro sedento de poder. Para travá-la, novas alianças terão de ser forjadas, e um amor com ressonâncias do passado terá de ultrapassar duros obstáculos. Mas conseguirá Daimon vencer esta cruzada e concretizar o seu amor sem fim?


Sobre o Autor

Rafael Loureiro, Professor de Educação Física, praticante e Mestre de Artes Marciais, nunca perdeu o gosto pela escrita que cultivou desde cedo.

Apaixonado pelo gótico e pelo Mito do Vampiro, fez uma incursão espiritual a este mundo oculto onde conheceu de perto a sua Alma e os seus Demónios. Decidiu então começar a descrevê-los nos seus poemas, assinando-os já como DelMoona, o seu alter-ego. Foi nessa altura também em que ergueu as suas vestes negras para jamais as deixar de usar.

Não satisfeito, decide escrever contos, aventuras, desse personagem que descobriu dentro de si. Um dia, é-lhe sugerido compilá-los num livro, e assim nasceu Memórias de um Vampiro, publicado em Edição de Autor em 2007 e posteriormente pela Editorial Presença em 2009. Naturalmente seguiu-se a sequela com Ascensão de Arcana, publicado primeiramente também em Edição de Autor, e por fim A Redenção.

Toda a sua narrativa constitui um paralelo muito próximo da sua própria vida e da sua realidade, de acontecimentos que se passaram consigo e se traduzem, claro, na realidade de Daimon DelMoona.

Em 2016 termina um novo livro, Cinzas de um Novo Mundo, um romance num universo tech noir, uma ramificação independente do universo da Trilogia Nocturnus.

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Minha Review

“Acredito que nós durante a nossa vida nos cruzamos com situações pelas quais o destino nos obriga a passar, mas o caminho entre elas, somos nós que o fazemos com as nossas decisões.” (p. 28)

Li e reli o livro. Continuo a adorar diversos aspetos deste livro, e em breve falarei deles. Primeiro quero referir que conheci o Rafael Loureiro, o autor deste livro, em 2016, li os livros na altura, e tinha prometido dizer o que achava enviando-lhe uma mensagem, infelizmente o tempo pareceu fugir das minhas mãos e nunca mais fiz o prometido. Bem, agora que voltei a ler, decidi que tinha de ser, tinha de (para além de enviar mensagem) escrever uma review. E aqui está ele.

Quanto aos aspetos que gostei neste primeiro livro. Comecemos pelo principio.

Primeiro, adorei que houvesse um Léxico, porque isso ajuda imenso quando entramos num novo mundo e existem vários elementos no mundo e na sociedade que precisamos de saber, e poupa trabalho a tira notas.

Segundo, o prólogo e a história da origem dos vampiros. A ligação ao anjo Tiriel e a Deus e cria ligações desde o início, deixando-nos a questionar diversos assuntos.

Terceiro, as personagens… Este livro encontra-se na primeira pessoa. Seguimos um homem cujo o nome “desconhecemos” (sabes devido à sinopse, mas apenas sabemos verdadeiramente que é ele até ao capítulo IV), e é pelos seus olhos que somos introduzidos a um grupo de personagens peculiares e interessantes, tão diferentes uns dos outros.

Por causa dessas personagens, boas e más, somos transportados numa máquina do tempo, visitando outros tempos e outros locais. Somos levados a querer saber mais sobre as personagens sobre a sociedade Nocturnus.

Depois existe a ação. Tem muita ação. Combates que nos fazem sentir que estou presentes de uma maneira rápida e entusiasmante, tal como se estivéssemos a jogar um jogo de consola que nos coloca no fundo da cadeira e quase a saltar.

“Nessa noite mudei. Obviamente já havia mudado antes, mas esta transformação foi diferente, foi interior, foi na Fé. Afinal o Deus distante realmente existia, podia ser bom ou mau, mas estava lá em cima, naquele céu noturno olhando para baixo e, quem sabe,  olhando para mim e talvez já arrependido de ter levado para si a outra parte da minha vida, a minha da dama de cabelos ruivos.” (p. 40)

E não me posso esquecer, claro, da temática religiosa e toda a ideia de destino e reencarnação. Da primeira vez tive imensas questões sobre as relações de diversas personagens tendo em conta esse mistério, e confesso que depois de reler continua a provocar a minha mente a questionar sobre a vida, sobre a nossa existência e alma. Por isso, esse aspeto é um dos que mais adorei e considero importante para mim, como razão para recomendar o livro.

Por fim, quero apenas dizer que quando virem o livro, ele é pequenino, mas isso não interessa. Podia ter algumas coisas extra que gostava de saber melhor ou de ver melhor, talvez, mas estava tão embalada que nada disso me importou. Isto porque o autor foi capaz de me cativar para a sua história, e para mim é isso que importa verdadeiramente.

Através da escrita de Rafael Loureiro, deduzi, emocionei-me e questionei. Vivi em localizações quem nem sempre estavam identificadas em concreto. Vivi em tempos passados. Senti tristeza pelas personagens, tal como alegria e revolta, medo e entusiasmo.

E no final, tive de ir fazer o teste e descobrir a verdade sobre mim.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Uncategorized

Celebração “Sandra Carvalho” – Dia 5!

Olá meus queridos amigos!

Esta é a quinta publicação na série de posts em celebração à autora Sandra Carvalho e ao seu novo livro A Noite do Caçador”.

Passem na conta do meu Instagram para verem as fotografias com histórias e memórias que tenho partilhado lá. Não se esqueçam de ver a minha review do primeiro livro da Saga das Pedras Mágicas as, “A Última Feiticeira”, e se já leram o livro, estejam atentos porque na conta do Youtube da lovepeaceandwrite vai haver um live onde se irá falar do primeiro livro da Saga.

Espero que se divirtam e se têm memórias que envolvam a Sandra ou os livros, partilhem nos comentários ou enviem mensagem.


Dia 5: Partilhas

Uma das melhores coisas que ler traz é o ato de partilha.

Quando um livro ou série de livros nos provoca a pensar e a debater, para mim, é algo maravilhoso. Sempre foi uma das melhores partes de todo o processo de leitura, o momento em que termino de ler e vou falar com alguém que igualmente leu o livro, e ambas partilhamos os nossos sentimentos, opiniões, criticas, e teorias sobre o futuro das personagens quando se trata de um livro numa série.

Porém, nem sempre foi assim para mim. Tirando a minha mãe e avó nunca tive muitas pessoas em meu redor com quem pudesse conversar sobre os livros que lia. Durante a minha infância e adolescência, os meus amigos não gostavam de ler e só o faziam por obrigação. Foi com a Saga da Pedras Mágicas que conheci um grupo de pessoas que partilhavam as mesmas ideias que eu.

Agora, graças ao Instagram, ao meu blog e a uma comunidade de leitores e autores, mais hipóteses tenho de debater e partilhar ideias sobre os livros.

Claro está que a leitura não leva apenas à partilha de conhecimentos, ideias ou opiniões. Há momentos de partilha de livros, desde a biblioteca que te empresta livros a partilha entre família e amigos. Eu emprestei os livros da Saga à minha mãe, avó, e à minha melhor amiga Nance para que também elas entrem naquele mundo.

E a Sandra Carvalho também partilhou e continua a partilhar muito connosco. Em cada livro que escreve existem emoções e intenções, criatividade e sonhos. E cada mensagem recebida através de um livro é uma partilha de conhecimentos, dicas, memórias… seja o que for que a história tenha sido banhada.

Voltou a repetir para não se esquecerem, hoje (6 de Setembro) às 21h, no canal de YouTube da lovepeaceandwrite vai ocorrer uma live.

É por causa desse evento que o tema de hoje é Partilhas.

Por isso, partilhem comigo o que acham dos livros da Sandra, o que já aprenderam com livros, os livros que recomendam. Vamos partilhar e vamos cultivar a nossa mente.


Sobre a Autora

Sandra Carvalho é uma das autoras portuguesas mais conceituadas do romance fantástico. A Saga das Pedras Mágicas, que a Presença publicou também na coleção «Via Láctea», e que é constituída pelos títulos A Última Feiticeira, O Guerreiro Lobo, Lágrimas do Sol e da Lua, O Círculo do Medo, Os Três Reinos, A Sacerdotisa dos Penhascos, O Filho do Dragão e Sombras da Noite Branca, conquistou um vasto número de fãs entre os apreciadores do género. Depois de O Olhar do Açor e Filhos do Vento e do Mar, O Grito do Corvo é o último volume das Crónicas da Terra e do Mar.

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Jess