New Releases, Reviews

“Palestina Sobre uma Tela” Review

Olá meus queridos amigos!

Hoje venho partilhar convosco a minha opinião de um livro que li recentemente e que sei que vão achar tão interessante quanto eu achei.

Palestina Sobre uma Tela“, escrito por André Ouro Verde, é um Romance, publicado a 25 de Março por Edições Velha Lenda.

Quero agradecer à editora Edições Velha Lenda por me terem gentilmente fornecido o livro. Todas as opiniões expressas nesta review são completamente minhas.


Sinopse

Uma pintora que desafiava a vida e retratava nas suas telas os mórbidos cenários que eram fruto da incessante guerra entre a Palestina e Israel.

Um capitão do Exército da Libertação da Palestina que sonha que ambas as nações, um dia, possam conviver lado a lado, em paz.

Esta história é um grito à humanidade. Um pedido de ajuda ao mundo contra os crimes cometidos contra o povo da Palestina.

Um livro escrito para que a sua história pare de se repetir na vida real.

Não se esqueçam de adicionar o livro à vossa TBR no Goodreads: Palestina Sobre uma Tela

Link de Compra: Edições Velha Lenda

Podem ver também o vídeo promocional do livro no Youtube: Palestina Sobre uma Tela | André Ouro Verde


Sobre o Autor

Autor de ‘Palestina Sobre uma Tela’, André Ouro Verde é um homem de poucas palavras. Fotógrafo, professor e historiador, investe o seu tempo em viagens e investigações minuciosas que o levam para bem longe do seu país de origem, Portugal. Quando questionado sobre quem é, responde:

“Sou um entre milhões, que acredita que petróleo, diamantes e terra não valem a vida de quem quer que seja; nem sequer a de um insecto.”

Social Media Links: Goodreads | Edições Velha Lenda


My Review

Como um relato, a história é focada na narradora, Maía conta a sua história e da sua família. Cada capítulo retrata um determinado ano e determinados eventos.

Pelos olhos desta mulher conhecemos mais sobre a realidade daquele povo, da Palestina. Todos os sacrifícios, todos os receios, assim como diversas mentalidades e ideologias.
Apegamo-nos às personagens de tal forma que com cada reviravolta, sentimos o mesmo que elas sentem.

Não vou revelar spoilers, mas quem já leio compreenderá quando digo que apesar de ter ficado bastante emocional, coração apertado e lágrimas nos olhos… a narrativa, as descrições brilhantes e cruas relativamente ao cenário, a quantidade de momentos de reflexão e todas as questões que o livro nos provoca… tudo isso levou a que tenha sido uma leitura refrescante, por ser diferente de outras que li recentemente.

O melhor para mim é que esta história no final dá-nos esperança.

Sim, o livro tem uma temática importante e intensa, e com todas as imagens que implanta na nossa mente, é claramente um livro que requer reflexão.

No entanto, é também um livro sobre esperança e amor. E isso, juntamente com as últimas páginas do livro, deixaram-me maravilhada. Pois durante algum tempo esperei que tal momento ocorresse, e ainda que as minhas suspeitas tivessem sido comprovadas, a forma como ocorreu, as personagens, não o esperava.

Por entre o caos, a guerra, a morte, a dor… existe esperança. Esperança nos atos de bondade, na força do amor e da família. Esperança que através da mudança o mundo possa ser livre e a paz regresse.

Com esperança no coração, devemos manter-nos determinados e não baixar os braços. Devemos fazer algo para provocar a mudança e para ajudar os nossos irmãos e irmãs, por todo o mundo.


Não se esqueçam de comentar, não sejam estranhos.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases

“Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Tuesday. I just wanted to come here very quickly to share my review of this Historical fiction novel, before I go back to writing. It’s part of a series and I had the opportunity to read the previous books, and you can expect those reviews in the near future. Meanwhile, I will leave you guys with this one.

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls“, written by Rosie Clark, is a Historical Fiction book, in the Saga genre, book three of the Welcome To Harpers Emporium Series published by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Rosie Clark and Boldwood Booksfor the eCopy of this book, via 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.


Synopsis

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Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls…

It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises.

Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunt’s tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child.

New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isn’t sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love.

The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls…

Purchase Links – Amazon


About the Author

Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series.  She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner.  She lives in Cambridgeshire.

Social Media Links: Website | BookBub | Goodreads | Twitter


My Review

By now it wouldn’t be a surprise that I read and reviewed yet another historical novel, this one in the Saga genre.

I was thankful that I was able to read the previous books in the series before tackling this one and I may have found another author that I will add to my list to keep an eye out for more books. The fact that I read the series in order ended up being for the best. It was such an amazing journey.

Changes keep happening, the characters are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, and have to decided the new step in each moment and each event that takes place. And us, the readers, ended up going with them. Following these strong women on their paths, getting to know them even more, even in this third book.

As we get introduced to new characters, things keep getting exciting. It was as if I was part of the community, of this family. And since it’s the third book, I had some time to understand the amazing and loyal girls, the Harper girls.

We don’t just follow one person or couple, we follow a group of people through their lives and now, with new characters, and news, it was just felt like a new chapter in their lives and my reading journey. Something that may have been because I read book after book, but still, I felt truly emotional about every single one of those women and I just hope there is a forth book coming.

There is a sense of connection while reading this book, it may be because the setting was so realistic, or because it’s not as far back into the past as we may think. But I felt as if I was transported to that moment in time, right beside these characters, and living with them.

Overall, I liked this book a lot, as I did the previous, and I recommend you read it in other so you can fully connect with the story and the characters, as well as get to enjoy the series to it’s fullest potential.


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New Releases, Reviews

“The Anatomy of Prose” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this amazing Friday. Today I bring you an amazing review of a non fiction book.

Happy Launch Day!

The Anatomy of Prose“, written by Sacha Black, is a non-fiction book about writing, published on the 29th May 2020.

I want to thank Sacha Black for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

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Do your sentences fail to sound the way you want? Are they lackluster, with flat characters and settings? Is your prose full of bad habits and crutches?

In The Anatomy of Prose, you’ll discover:
+ A step-by-step guide to creating descriptions that sing
+ The key to crafting character emotions that will hook a reader
+ How to harness all five senses to make your stories come alive, deepening your reader’s experience
+ Tips and tricks for balancing details at the sentence level
+ Methods for strengthening each sentence through strategic word choice, rhythm and flow
+ Dozens of literary devices, and how to utilize them to give your prose power
+ Tactics for differentiating characters in dialogue as well as making it punchy and unforgettable
+ A comprehensive prose-specific self-editing check list
+ How to embody your character’s personality at the sentence level
+ The most common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid

The Anatomy of Prose is a comprehensive writing guide that will help you create sensational sentences. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned writer, this book will power up your prose, eliminate line-level distractions and help you find the perfect balance of show and tell. By the end of this book, you’ll know how to strengthen your sentences to give your story, prose and characters the extra sparkle they need to capture a reader’s heart.

If you like dark humor, learning through examples and want to create perfect prose, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting sensational sentences. Read The Anatomy of Prose today and start creating kick-ass stories.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo | Book Depository


About the Author

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Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills.

Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.

When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.

Social Media Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube


My Review

The life of a writer can be different for everyone. For me, messy hair, my computer open, lots of notebooks and loose papers full of notes and information.. a cup of tea and a bottle of water… snacks! Many snacks… and now, Sacha Black’s The Anatomy of Prose.

I have decided, while in a moment of reflection, that I was going to learn more about the writing world. That I was going to learn and see what I could improve in my writing.

And then, like the answer to my prayers, Sacha Black wrote this brilliant nonfiction, writing book. Thanks to the universe for aligning the stars and crossing our paths… I was able to read an ARC of this book.

You may be wondering: “But Jess, you are a Portuguese author, you write in Portuguese… wouldn’t thinks be different?” Well, it’s certain that not everything can be take literally. But the thing is, all of Sacha Black’s advice and tips, can be applied to any language, because it’s all about prose.

Sure, in Portuguese we have dialogues structured in a different way and I could show you some examples. But that doesn’t mean the tip about dialogue tags (Step 5 – 5.2 Tag Simplicity) isn’t valuable, because let me tell you it was spot on!

That’s just one example. Even if the words may be different, or you have grammatically different writing, comparing to English… it’s about the core of prose, the art of writing.

Quoting Sacha “You’ve come for grammar and punctuation lessons. This is not a grammar book.” And she wrote “this book as an exploration – a narrative examining a range of techniques and tools in writing.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is why I believe The Anatomy of Prose is a fantastic book that can help writers across the world and language barriers.

Plus, let’s be honest, the tone of this book is amazing, funny and with this casual sounding narrative that felt like a sincere conversation between friends. You will never be bored while reading, understanding, learning and thinking about the various tips, examples and exercises.

That been said… do I recommend this book? Of course! If you want to learn more or even understand what you can improve in you writing, this is perfect book for you.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“Captured by Her Enemy Knight” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Wednesday. For me it’s a very exciting day, and it’s extra special because I get to share this review with you guys.

Captured by Her Enemy Knight“, written by Nicole Locke, is a Historical Romance, published by Harlequin Historical.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Nicole Locke 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.

Captured by Her Enemy Knight


Synopsis

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Falling for the man

Cressida Howe, the Archer, is a well-tuned weapon. But she’s also a woman captivated by a man—Eldric of Hawskmoor, the warrior knight her father ordered her to kill. Instead, for years, Cressida has simply watched him… Now she’s been captured by her formidable enemy, and her well-ordered world comes crashing down, for Eldric is even more compelling up close. Cressida curses her traitorous heart—this assassin has fallen for her target!

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Mills & Boon


About the Author

Nicole LockeNicole discovered her first romance novel in a closet, where her grandmother, the godmother in the romance black market, was hiding hundreds. Knowing her grandmother wouldn’t approve, Nicole hid in the closet to read them. It was only a matter of time before she was found out and given an offer she couldn’t refuse: enjoy them, but out in the living room please. Oh, and if she could go to the store and get a few more…. A few more? Nicole got two jobs.

Inexplicably, Nicole stopped reading romances (she blames her handsome university English professor, who she was trying and failing to impress). So she didn’t discover them again until, at work, where another black market book swap occurred. Instead of swapping for another forgettable book, Nicole chose a romance (which she still reads).

Needless to say, she didn’t return to work (good thing it was after 5:00 pm) and she didn’t immediately return home either. At that moment, she insists Etta James was singing “At Last”. It was only natural she’d start writing romances as well.

Currently, she lives in Seattle with her two completely opposite children, who if not for their birth certificates and their red hair, she’d argue they weren’t related, and her husband, who if not for his red hair, would have returned them.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

There are times when I feel the need to get my hands on a good Historical Romance, and I have a handful of names of authors that are my ‘go-to’ authors when it comes to this genre. Nicole Locke is one of them.

In this novel we follow Cressida and Eldric, in a journey full of romance, action, drama and amazing moments that made me want to jump in to the book and truly get together with the characters and be their friend.

P1070876With a strong female MC and an intriguing male MC, with the interesting circumstances that pulled them together, and with every obstacle and tension… No wonder I was the captive of Nicole Locke’s brilliant descriptions. Her storytelling, the way the characters pop and seem real, plus the way that time period seem to pull us in, is one of the reasons I loved the story.

I could say a lot about this novel. How it the characters weren’t just powerful and strong-headed, but also vulnerable. How the story was dynamic and I felt as if I was there. How it grabbed my attention thanks to all the little details that made this book real.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter, because I don’t want to spoil the fun, and I just have to say this: If you like Historical Romances, you need to read this one. Nicole Locke just keeps surprising me with the characters she creates and the scenes she puts them and us (the readers) in.

Overall, I love the book, if that wasn’t clear enough. I do want to read other books of Nicole Locke and keep exploring the fantastic world of Nicole’s imagination.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: “Heart and the City”

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a cover reveal! Get ready!

Heart and the City“, written by Cecilia Fyre, is the first book in the Love Medicine series, and the publication date is 26th May 2020.

Heart and the City Cover Reveal


Synopsis

heartandthecity_fullBritish doctor Lea Holm has come to New York to work in her chosen field of emergency medicine. She loves her new life in this exciting city and can’t wait to get started with her research project. The last thing she needs are distractions.

But then she meets famous actor Ricco Como in her building – a distraction if ever there was one. He’s gorgeous and sweet, and there’s an immediate connection between them. Lea tries to resist temptation, but when he comes to her for help dealing with his steadily worsening migraine she can’t turn away from his plight.

As Ricco’s health takes a turn for the worse, their lives become more and more entwined. But can their growing attraction withstand the strain of his ill health, and can he let Lea be more than just his doctor?

**This novella series contains detailed descriptions of long-term health conditions, cheating and a bereavement.**

The series is set in New York City and was written before COVID-19. It makes no reference to recent events.

Pre-Order Link: Amazon


Author Bio

Cecilia Fyre is the pen name of a romance author trying out something new.

She likes sunny, crisp autumn days. Cups of hot cocoa with little marshmallows floating on top. The roaring of the sea. Laughing until your face hurts. The silence when you curl up with a good book. 

Her stories are about people. Some of them are strange, some think they’re boring. They all have secrets, they’re all scared sometimes. Cecilia writes about life, about love. About how hard it is to do it right. Usually, there’s a happy ending, or at least there might be one, someday.

​But life’s not all sunshine and roses, and that’s why Cecilia tells her stories.

In the real world, Cecilia lives in England.

 Social Media Links – TwitterFacebook


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Love,

Jess

Historical Romance

Promo Post: “A Ration Book Wedding”, by Jean Fullerton

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely day. Today I bring you a promo post, because we should all help out other authors during this time, either it’s buying books or just promoting.

A Ration Book Wedding“, written by Jean Fullerton, is a Historical Romance, forth book in the East End Ration Book Series, and it will be published on August 7th 2020 by Atlantic Books.

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Synopsis

50917477It’s February 1942 and the American’s have finally joined Britain and its allies. Meanwhile, twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by her unrequited love for Charlie Brogan, who has recently married a woman of questionable reputation, before being shipped out to North Africa with the Eighth Army.

When Francesca starts a new job as an Italian translator for the BBC Overseas Department, she meets handsome Count Leonardo D’Angelo. Just as Francesca has begun to put her hopeless love for Charlie to one side and embrace the affections of this charming and impressive man, Charlie returns from the front, his marriage in ruins and his heart burning for Francesca at last. Could she, a good Catholic girl, countenance an illicit affair with the man she has always longed for? Or should she choose a different, less dangerous path?

Pre-Order Link: Amazon US


About the Author

I was born into a large, East End family and grew up in the overcrowded streets clustered around the Tower of London. I still live in East London, just five miles from where I was born. I feel that it is that my background that gives my historical East London stories their distinctive authenticity.

I first fell in love with history at school when I read Anya Seton’s book Katherine. Since then I have read everything I can about English history but I am particularly fascinated by the 18th and 19th century and my books are set in this period. I just love my native city and the East End in particular which is why I write stories to bring that vibrant area of London alive.

I am also passionate about historical accuracy and I enjoy researching the details almost as much as weaving the story. If one of my characters walks down a street you can be assured that that street actually existed. Take a look at Jean’s East End and see the actual location where my characters played out their stories.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook


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Reviews

“Hidden Riches” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well, this lovely Sunday. Today I bring you a review of my first book by this author.

Hidden Riches“, written by Nora Roberts, is a Romantic Suspense novel, first published on July 13th 1994. I read the Portuguese edition published on October 2010 by Chá das Cinco – Edições Saída de Emergência.

Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1434203140l/6307168._SX318_.jpg#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where an independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire—and the schemes of an obsessed killer…

Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques—and any other rarities she can acquire for her quaint Philadelphia shop. A seasoned dealer, she knows all the tricks of the trade. But she is unprepared for the deadly consequences when she purchases a few curiosities at an auction—and unknowingly brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal. Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, a cop who’s turned in his badge—and whose desire for lovely Dora puts him back in the line of fire. Fighting their attraction while falling in love, they find that hidden riches can have a most ordinary façade. And that possession can be a lethal obsession…

Purchase Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Bertrand | Wook


About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One — the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram


My Review

There are authors whose names we easily recognize even without having read one of their books. Nora Roberts is one of those authors. With “Hidden Riches”, I finally entered the world of Nora Roberts and I can say that I’m now even more curious to read her other novels.

20200515_153417In this book we follow Dora and Jed, an antiques store owner and a former police officer. A story that follows the world of antiques, from the first moment that it is presented to us by Dora at an art auction. With each page read we meet an interesting group of characters, including those we know are the villains. Now, the ‘why’ is something that we discover with each chapter and each information revealed.

Personally, I loved the story. Very captivating, not only for the element of art and antiques that I find fascinating, but also for all the romance and interaction between characters.

The story has a paced rhythm, sometimes slow, creating tension and drama. Another aspect that I also liked, as it establishes a firm basis for the story and creates interest in what will happen next. Furthermore, with the passion simmering between Dora and Jed, the fact that there is this type of slower but intense rhythm, leads to pressure, a sexual tension, that even when released, remains alive in all moments of interaction between the characters.

20200515_153452Although I didn’t think there was any intense suspense, the amount that it did have balanced well with the romance and the peculiar characters. So, I think it was a very balanced book, which let my curiosity increase with each chapter and each revelation and moment of action.

In general, “Hidden Riches” had all the elements I like in a story. I’m glad it was with this book that I finally started my journey through the world of Nora Roberts’ imaginary.

If you like art, antiques, a good dose of mystery and crime, and romance… and have never read a book by this author… this is a good story to venture out on. Extra: it happens during Christmas and New Year! And who doesn’t like parties and eccentricity?


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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Reviews

“Treze Más Histórias Para Adormecer” Review

Olá Amigos!

Hoje trago uma review de um livro de contos que comprei na feira do livro de Lisboa o ano passado, e estava bastante entusiasmada por o ler.

Treze Más Histórias Para Adormecer“, escrito por Ana Cláudia Dâmaso, é um livro de contos de terror, publicado em julho de 2018 pela Manufactura Editora.

Todas as opiniões expressas nesta review são completamente minhas.


Sinopse

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Este livro oferece-nos treze maus motivos para outras tantas histórias inesquecíveis.

São histórias de terror e do paranormal, que fazem inesperados jogos psicológicos com o leitor, falando de assuntos que preferiríamos manter bem longe do nosso pensamento.

Começamos a conspirar e a detectar elos de ligação, como se as personagens saltassem de uma história para outra. E de repente, enquanto lemos sobre a miúda que consegue parar o tempo, ou o cego que vê fantasmas, perguntamo-nos se algumas delas não se terão passado na nossa rua, no nosso bairro, na nossa cidade…

Certo é que a autora garante: todas elas têm uma ponta de verdade!

Purchase Links: Bertrand | Wook


Sobre a Autora

Ana Cláudia Dâmaso nasceu em Lisboa, no ano de 1992.

Sempre possuiu uma mente criativa e, desde muito nova, sentiu a necessidade de colocar as suas ideias no papel.

Considerando-se uma amante de artes, doida por desporto e ávida por informação, Ana encontra inspiração nos pequenos pormenores da vida quotidiana, da qual gosta de quebrar as suas rotinas.

Autora da saga distópica “Koldbrann”, de “Treze Más Histórias para Adormecer” de terror e paranormal e outros títulos de diferentes géneros literários, adora viajar e conhecer novos lugares, tendo por tradição acabar as suas obras sempre em locais diferentes.

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Minha Review

“Treze Más Histórias Para Adormecer” é o primeiro livro de contos e de terror da autora Ana Cláudia Dâmaso. Um livro que posso já dizer que adorei!

É sempre difícil para mim escrever uma opinião sobre um livro de contos, principalmente porque não quero dar spoilers e porque a review ficaria muito extensa se falasse de cada um dos contos.

20200515_153246No entanto, direi que houve contos que gostei mais do que outros, apesar de ter adoro cada um dos treze contos por diferentes motivos. “Mendigar destinos” e “Boneca de Estimação” foram os meus favoritos, ambos por diversas razões, que vão desde a imagem criada aos arrepios provocados; da mensagem passada ao paralelismo com a realidade; desde as descrições às interações entre personagens.

Algo que igualmente adorei neste livro foi o conceito dele. A autora estabeleceu uma linha condutora que liga cada uma das histórias num mundo tão real que nos assusta. Esta ligação acaba por ser uma forma de manter uma base para os contos, pois estabelece assim o elemento comum, e criando um mundo consistente, no qual cada evento acaba por estar conetado.

Cada história serviu para explorar algum aspeto da essência humano, daquilo que ocorre na nossa sociedade. Desde as crenças, aos desejos, às loucuras, à dor… tanto que existe em cada conto em cada personagem e em cada momento mais ou menos macabro e mais ou menos fantasiado.

De uma forma geral, adorei e mal posso esperar pela sequela e saber para que lado a Ana Cláudia nos vai levar. “Treze Más Histórias Para Adormecer”? Eu diria “Treze Brilhantes Histórias Para Ler”! Dentro deste pequeno livro de contos existem histórias para todas as pessoas e para todos os gostos. Basta aventurarem-se neste mundo e esperar não sonhar com estas personagens.


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Fantasy, Reviews

“Guardiões” Review

Olá Amigos!

Hoje trago a review/critica a um livro que li em conjunto (buddy reading) com a Faith_Strange. Um livro de fantasia que certamente vos irá deixar curiosos.

“Guardiões”, escrito pela Filipa Tadeu, é o primeiro livro de uma série de fantasia, publicado em April 2019 pela Chiado Editora.

Quero agradecer à Filipa Tadeu por me ter gentilmente fornecido o livro. Todas as opiniões expressas nesta review são completamente minhas.


Sinopse

45445211Ter a sua vida virada do avesso nunca fizera parte dos planos de Chris.

Depois de se encontrar rodeada por um vasto e diferente círculo de amigos após se ter mudado para a Califórnia, as palavras Guardiões, Protegidos e Antigos acabaram por se tornar uma constante no seu dia-a-dia. Christina sempre estivera habituada à sua vida típica de adolescente, todavia tudo mudou após conhecer Noel. Misterioso, atraente e reservado salva-a e apresenta-a esta nova realidade onde nada é impossível. Entre conciliar a sua vida familiar com o ter de frequentar duas escolas e ainda permanecer sã, começa a pensar que esta não pode ficar ainda mais estranha. Até os sonhos começarem. No final, acaba por se aperceber que ainda pode haver muita coisa por descobrir sobre a sua vida e especialmente sobre si.

Descobertas, aventuras e mistérios rodeiam esta saga onde nem sempre, tudo é o que parece.

Purchase Links: Chiado Editora | Bertrand | Wook


Sobre a Autora

Filipa Tadeu

Filipa Tadeu nasceu em Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Sempre foi uma amante de livros de fantasia, o que a levou a optar por um curso relacionado com línguas e toda a produção dos mesmos. Frequentou a Universidade de Aveiro onde o seu gosto pela literatura veio a crescer e posteriormente, levou à redação e publicação do seu primeiro livro.

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Minha Review

20200502_104736Fantasia sempre foi um dos géneros que mais me cativa. Talvez porque foi com esse género que me apaixonei pela escrita e me voltei a apaixonar por ler. Dito isto, quando vi o livro da Filipa Tadeu fiquei curiosa e adicionei à minha TBR. Assim que surgiu a oportunidade de o ler, entusiasmo e gratidão era o que sentia. E aqui estou eu, finalmente a fazer a review deste livro.

Neste primeiro livro seguimos a Chris e a sua jornada, descobrindo a verdade e da outra faceta do mundo real que afinal esconde fantasia. Gostei bastante dela, e da forma como a autora descreveu a personagem principal, assim como todas as outras personagens que tem um papel mais ou menos importante na história.

Com cada personagem que conhecemos, cada mistério revelado e cada pergunta que surgia, tudo nos levava a questionar o que se passava e o que viria na página ou capítulo seguinte. Esta curiosidade tornou a leitura viciante. E claro, sempre que parecia que viria daquele momento um cliché qualquer, a história reservava surpresas inimagináveis.

20200509_094338Ao longo da leitura fui comentando com uma amiga que estava a ler o livro em leitura conjunta/buddy reading comigo. Muitas teorias formamos, nenhuma delas irei referir nesta review pois não quero dar nenhum spoiler ou tingir as vossas experiências de leitura. No entanto, a partilha de opiniões com esta minha amiga, tornou a leitura ainda mais aliciante, pois tinha alguém com quem debater ideias e emoções.

A dado momento, a história da Chris e dos seus amigos parecia como que uma aventura numa montanha-russa. Entusiasmante, misteriosa, com alto e baixos a nível de ação e drama. Tudo o que tornou ainda mais emocionante a leitura.

A nível geral, gostei bastante da história. Já não me sentia habituada a ler um livro com um feeling de teenager, o que se tornou refrescante e divertido. E agora resta-me ficar à espera do próximo, pois com aquele final… quero imenso saber o que mais acontecerá!


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Jess

New Releases

Promo Post: “Dare to Resist” by Carly Phillips

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a promo post for a book that went live yesterday (May 12th, 2020).

Dare to Resist“, written by Carly Phillips, is a romance novel, the first book in the Dare Nation Series.

Dare Nation Series is a romance series, written by the New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips and we get to return to her sexy Dare world of rich billionaire sports heroes.

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Synopsis

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DADUUIfNL.jpgHe’s sexy. Alphalicious. And suddenly a dad. 

Austin Prescott is a lot of things. Ex football player. Sports agent. And as of this morning? Father. Finding a baby on his doorstep should have been a joke but the pink sticky note and baby carrier she came in is deadly serious.

What’s an out of his depth bachelor to do? Call his tempting and beyond gorgeous executive assistant and beg her to move in.

Quinnlyn Stone agrees to help Austin until he can straighten out his messy life. It’s just another item on her very long To-Do list. It’s absolutely not because she’s attracted to her very single and extremely handsome boss.

Close quarters. A baby. Undeniable chemistry. What could possibly go wrong?

Purchase Links: Kindle | Nook | Apple | Kobo | Google Play | Paperback

Goodreads Links: Dare to Resist


Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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