The Week's Entrée #122

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!


 I hope you eat all the candies and have a wonderful time today. Gosh, I so wish we could get trick-or-treaters over here! But oh well, we'll settle with candy eating and Hocus Pocus ♥ Have YOU seen Hocus Pocus? BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIE EVER AMIRITE?

Also, don't forget to stop by our Instagram today to enter our October Haul Giveaway!  One winner will get a book based on our haul (and it's international). :D Will update post with a photo soon. 

New books!
{For review}
From publishers, authors, Netgalley/Edelweiss, etc.

I am super stoked about the new egalleys I was approved/received last week from publishers! Just look at all those awesome titles. I seriously cannot wait to read them ♥

To Read This Week:

I just started reading Dead Girls Society and it's pretty good so far! I'll be participating in the blog tour on YA Books Central so I'll share with you my thoughts pretty soon. ♥

AND YES, I am indeed re-reading Stolen Songbird .... AGAIN. I'll be buddy-reading it with 3 other friends and omg I'm so excited.  The feeeeeels. They never grow old. ♥
And that's it for The Week's Entrée! What are you all reading? :)

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Hi everyone! Welcome to another "Waiting on Wednesday" post (meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!). 

This week I am waiting on:

Freeks by Amanda Hocking
January 3rd 2017, St. Martin's Griffin
YA Paranormal
Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.

Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.

Doesn't this look AWESOME? I've only read The Hollows series by Amanda Hocking (super creepy and amazing and about zombies btw) but I've also heard that her Trylle trilogy and Kanin Chronicles are pretty great reads as well so this book, besides having a freakin' amazing cover, should be a fabulous read. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

What are you waiting on this week? :)

My Maker's Keeper Blog Tour: Author Q&A + INTL Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop in the blog tour of My Maker's Keeper by Tiffany Current! My Maker's Keeper is YA Paranormal Romance about vampires releasing on November 1st and it's one you have to add to your TBR, it sounds amazing. So for today, I'm excited to share with you all a short Q&A with author Tiffany Current, an excerpt of this book and a pretty sweet international giveaway (found at the end of the post). Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!

My Maker's Keeper
by Tiffany Current
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Hannah Clark used to be an ordinary girl. She used to be a lot of things. Until she was bitten.

Five months ago, Hannah woke up in the middle of the woods as a vampire. She didn’t know how it happened or who turned her. She just knew she wasn’t safe in her hometown anymore.

Fort Wayne was supposed to be her fresh start. Her chance to finish high school without any other incidents. But then she met Jackson. Their attraction was instant and awakened something deep inside of her. Her thirst for blood.

Things only got worse when her maker, Lucas, came to town. He might have been sexy, but he was one dangerous vampire. And if Hannah wanted to keep Jackson safe, she had to protect him from Lucas’ ravenous ways. Even though she found herself excited by them.

But Lucas wasn’t there for her. Something sinister was happening in town. Vampires were going missing, and if Hannah didn’t want to be next, she had to work with Lucas to solve the mystery. But could she trust him? Or should she trust Jackson? She had to make a choice—and her life might just depend on it.
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*Q&A with Tiffany*

Hi Tiffany! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this Q&A with me today! My Maker's Keeper is a book about a girl who gets turned to a vampire and yet she's someone who wants to carry on with her life as normally as possible, how is she able to do this? What Vampire myths does Hannah prove in this book as only that, myths?

Basically, Hannah just tries to pretend like nothing has happened. She goes to school, plays down her strength, eats human food (even though she doesn't enjoy it). She keeps the fact that she was turned a secret from everyone -- even her mom. The only problem is that the vampire side of her keeps trying to come out. And when it bubbles to the surface, that's when she gets into trouble.

As for vampire myths, in My Maker's Keeper, vampires can actually see themselves in the mirror. Their reflection looks the same, but there's just a bright halo around it. Like the glass can't quite take the sight of them. 

When did you first realize that you wanted to contribute to the Vampire lore? 

I've always wanted to write about vampires! I love vampires. I read about vampires, I watch television shows about vampires, and I devour movies about vampires. There's just something about vampires that's intriguing to me, so I'm glad I got to write a story about them.

If you and Hannah could meet one Vampire (from literature, movies, etc.) and each get to ask him/her a question, who would it be and what would you ask?

I'd want to talk to Damon Salvatore (played by the incredibly gorgeous Ian Somerhalder) on the TV show version of The Vampire Diaries. I'd ask him if I could be his Katherine.

Thanks so much for answering all my questions, Tiffany! ♥ 



My eyes went to the clock. Ten seconds left in the game. As the time ticked down, my shoulders tensed, sensing something so familiar and so close. I stood up, scanning the crowd. When my eyes met hers, I instantly recognized what she was.
            A vampire.
A striking one. She had short, bright pink hair, porcelain skin, and wore a tight jumpsuit under her leather jacket. She didn’t look a day over eighteen, but her face told me she was a vampire not to be messed with. Beside her sat another vampire wearing a similar leather jacket. He was a few years older, with dark, luscious hair and inviting lips. He looked like a fallen angel. The kind who would’ve fought for the other side. He stared back at me stiffly. His dark brown eyes reminding me exactly how I knew him.
            He was my maker. 
            Instantly, a shot of pain hit me right in the chest. It was as if an invisible hand had taken hold of my heart and was squeezing it tighter and tighter. I gasped, clutching frantically at my shirt.
“Are you okay?” Emily asked.
I tried to speak, but my mind went fuzzy. Only one thing seemed to slip through. My maker. I wanted him. I needed to please him. It didn’t matter what he asked for, I would obey. And be grateful for it.
The buzzer rang, snapping me back to reality. That overwhelming need to please was replaced by shame and anger. What was wrong with me? Why was I even thinking those things? My eyes flicked back to where my maker had been sitting. He was gone. I ran out of the gym with one thing on my mind. I had to find them.
The hallway was crowded with people. I tried to push my way through, but there were too many of them. I stopped suddenly, feeling the chill in the air. They were behind me. I whirled around. Just a few feet away were my maker and the other vampire. They stood unmoving as the crowd wove in between them. My maker stared at me with absolutely no expression on that beautiful face of his. I didn’t know what bothered me more. That he showed no remorse, or that I found him attractive.

About Tiffany Current

Tiffany Current earned her Bachelor's degree in dramatic writing from Drexel University. Her first book, the self-help relationship guide How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him), was published by Turner Publishing in 2011.

Tiffany writes paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, and self-help books. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading books, watching trashy action movies, and eating chocolate.


To celebrate the release of My Maker's Keeper, enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a$15 Amazon gift card and 3 eCopies of the book, courtesy of Tiffany Current. The giveaway will run from October 21 – November 6. This is open internationally!

The Week's Entrée #121

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!

I honestly don't know what to write right now because my brain is a bit tired but please imagine that I wrote something truly meaningful and inspiring, okay? ♥

Oh wait! I do wish you guys a happy start of the week and I hope you are getting ready for Halloween!!! Only a week to go :D
Latest review on YABC:

I reviewed The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras on YA Books Central

I really liked this book. It was a quick read with great summer vibes yet also emotional. I wish it had a bit more romance (because come on, you look at the cover and you think it'll be big on it) but it was still cute. Definitely recommend!

Here's the book's summary:

A contemporary YA novel about growing up and learning that loving yourself is more important than trying to be perfect.

AP Exams – check
SAT test – check
College Application – check
Date the wrong guy and ruin everything you’ve spent your whole life working for– check

Ultra-high-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe has always had a plan—and no room to be anything less than perfect. But her quest for perfection comes to a screeching halt when her boyfriend leaks racy pictures of her to the entire school. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Viv feels like a complete and utter failure.

Then she gets a job working at the community pool, where she meets a new group of friends who know nothing about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who makes her want to do something she never thought she’d do again: trust. For the first time in her life, Viv realizes she can finally be whoever she wants. But who is that? While she tries to figure it out, she learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it’s okay to be less than perfect, because it’s our imperfections that make us who we are. 

Add to Goodreads!
New books!
{For review}
From publishers, authors, Netgalley/Edelweiss, etc.

Snatched this eARC from YABC's Netgalley account after St. Martin's Griffin offered it for review. My friend Becky from Booknerd Addict is also reading it this week so I decided to join her to have someone to discuss it with.

To Read This Week:

I'm currently trying to read 5 books per week for the rest of the year in order to meet my Goodreads challenge (WHY DID I GET SO BEHIND?). Anyway, I will be reading Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey because that cover is so awesome and I want to know what it's about and also The Tormented Witch by J.C. Beckham because it feels right to read it before Halloween. I also plan to read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, but this might change depending on my mood. Same goes for the other two titles. I CAN DO IT. *crazy eye twitch*
And that's it for The Week's Entrée! What are you all reading? :)

English/Spanish Book Review: Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Title: Every Hidden Thing
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Genre: YA Historical
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published:  October 11th, 2016
Page Count:  368 pages
Format: eARC
Source: From publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review

Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in centuries-buried rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. Some legends call it the Black Beauty, with its bones as black as ebony, but to seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt, it’s the “rex,” the king dinosaur that could put him and his struggling, temperamental archaeologist father in the history books (and conveniently make his father forget he’s been kicked out of school), if they can just quarry it out.

But Samuel and his father aren’t the only ones after the rex. For Rachel Cartland this find could be her ticket to a different life, one where her loves of science and adventure aren’t just relegated to books and sitting rooms. And if she can’t prove herself on this expedition with her professor father, the only adventures she may have to look forward to are marriage or spinsterhood.

As their paths cross and the rivalry between their fathers becomes more intense, Samuel and Rachel are pushed closer together. Their flourishing romance is one that will never be allowed. And with both eyeing the same prize, it’s a romance that seems destined for failure. As their attraction deepens, danger looms on the other side of the hills, causing everyone’s secrets to come to light and forcing Samuel and Rachel to make a decision. Can they join forces to find their quarry, and with it a new life together, or will old enmities and prejudices keep them from both the rex and each other?
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 5/5 stars

.This review can also be found on YA Books Central.

An Adventurous Tale of Fossils and Forbidden Romance!

If there's one historical YA book about romance, travel, and adventure to read in 2016, it's this one. Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel is surely a gem to be discovered by readers eager to board a train into the late nineteenth-century America and spend a summer unearthing dinosaur fossils à la Romeo and Juliet and Indiana Jones style.

When I first set me eyes upon this book, I knew it would be the perfect read for me. The book tingles started once I started reading the first page and they never stopped throughout the whole book. From page one to the last page, Kenneth Oppel had me glued with Rachel and Samuel's story, begging to know if they would ever find their most wanted treasure.

What I Loved:

The realistic perspective on a love story between two young adults. I really enjoyed the way Rachel and Sam's relationship develops and their inner monologues about their feelings. It was refreshing how the author doesn't try to romanticize completely their interactions and instead shows how teens usually think when finding themselves with a new love interest. I found this to be extremely relatable and at times funny!

I love how all the characters, including Rachel and Sam, are extremely passionate about their love for archaeology and how they work non-stop to accomplish their dreams. I specially loved Rachel's tenacity to pursue a career in this field since back in the 1800s, young women were expected to just sit tight and hope to get married to a decent man with no hope for an education beyond sewing and cooking. However, Rachel proves this idea wrong by digging her way through her father's profession as an archaeologist and demonstrating how's she's cut out for this adventurous lifestyle. Samuel's life is a bit easier when it comes to choosing what he wants to be, yet funds and reputation are what's holding him back, thus his need to demonstrate to the world (and his father) his ability to work on fossils and how he can leave his own legacy behind.

I'm no expert with dinosaur fossils (or any other animal), yet I did not struggle to follow the story's trail when characters switched back and forth with archaeology terms. I even learned a thing or two, including how those who found animal fossils used to name them after themselves plus mixing in a few words in Latin that would usually describe in some way the animal. Quite creative and pretty neat!

The Romeo and Juliet touch in Every Hidden Thing is well drawn with the enmity between both of the main character's fathers. A totally different setting, but the richness and essence of Shakespeare's famous play can be sensed within this book's pages.

What Left Me Wanting More:

Nothing. Wait, maybe a few more amazing pages!

And, as a side note, I have to add that this book has a bit of mature content so it's one I'd recommend for the older YA audience. It's not explicit, but it's safe to say that it might raise a few eyebrows and giggles.

That's it.

Final Verdict:

Every Hidden Thing is the romantic historical adventure book readers will take pleasure of digging into its pages. I highly recommend!

*Spanish Book Review/ Reseña en Español*

Si hay un libro de historia juvenil por leer en el 2016 sobre romance, viajes y aventura, debe ser éste. Every Hidden Thing (Cada Cosa Oculta) por Kenneth Oppel es sin duda una joya por descubrir por aquellos lectores que desean subir a un tren en el Estados Unidos del siglo XIX y pasar un verano desenterrando fósiles de dinosaurios al estilo de Romeo y Julieta e Indiana Jones.

Cuando vi por primera vez este libro, supe que iba a ser la lectura perfecta para mí. Empecé a sentir esa sensación de que sería una excelente lectura al leer la primera página y que honestamente, nunca paró a lo largo del libro. Desde la primera hasta la última página, Kenneth Oppel me enganchó con la historia de Rachel y Samuel, esperando el momento en el que encontrarían el gran tesoro que tanto buscaban.

Lo que me gustó:

Me encantó la perspectiva realista sobre una historia de amor entre dos jóvenes adultos. Me gustó la forma en que se desarrolla la relación de Rachel y Sam y como cuestionan internamente sus sentimientos. Fue refrescante la manera en que el autor no trata de idealizar completamente las interacciones entre estos dos personajes, pero si cómo los adolescentes piensan (generalmente) al encontrarse con un nuevo amor. Me resultó muy fácil identificarme con ésto y bastante divertido.

También me gustó cómo todos los personajes, incluyendo Rachel y Sam, son muy apasionados por la arqueología. Se notó principalmente en la forma en que trabajan sin descanso para lograr sus sueños. Pero sobre todo, me gustó  la tenacidad de Rachel para seguir una carrera en este campo a pesar de que, en los años de 1800, se espera que las mujeres jóvenes sean dóciles, esperando casarse con un hombre decente sin esperanza de una educación más allá de coser y cocinar. Sin embargo, Rachel demuestra esta idea equivocada cavando su camino a través de la profesión de su padre como un arqueólogo y demostrando cómo ella está hecha para seguir este estilo de vida de aventuras. La vida de Samuel es un poco más fácil cuando se trata de elegir lo que quiere ser, sin embargo, los fondos y la reputación son lo que lo están frenando, razón por la cuál surge su necesidad de demostrar al mundo (y a su padre) su capacidad para trabajar en los fósiles y cómo él puede dejar su propio legado en el mundo.

No soy una experta en fósiles de dinosaurios (o cualquier otro animal), sin embargo, no me resultó difícil seguir el rastro de la historia cuando los personajes utilizaban muchos términos arqueológicos. Incluso aprendí un par de cosas, como el dato de que los arqueólogos al encontrar fósiles de animales utilizaban sus nombres más la mezcla en unas pocas palabras en latín (que solía describir de alguna manera el animal) para nombrarlos. Bastante creativo, ¿no lo creen?

El toque de Romeo y Julieta en Every Hidden Thing también fue bien incorporado con la enemistad entre los dos padres de los personajes principales. Tiene un entorno totalmente diferente, pero la riqueza y la esencia de la famosa obra de Shakespeare puede ser detectada dentro de las páginas de este libro.

Lo que me dejó con ganas de más:

Nada. Bueno, tal vez más páginas. ¡Me hubiera encantado pasar más tiempo en este libro!

Y, como nota al margen, tengo que añadir que este libro tiene un poco de contenido para adultos por lo que si lo recomendaría para los audiencia juvenil más madura. No es  tan explícito, pero si algo sugestivo.

Eso es todo.

Veredicto final:

Every Hidden Thing es una lectura perfecta para los amantes del romance, aventuras e historia. ¡Lo recomiendo mucho!

Spells & Sorcery Blog Tour: Author Interview + INTL Giveaways!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop in the blog tour of Spells & Sorcery, book 1 in the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles by S. Usher Evans! S. Usher Evans is one of my favorite authors and I'm super glad that she has this new series, especially since it has MAGIC.  So for today, I am pleased to share with you an interview with S. Usher Evans about Spells & Sorcery and at the end of the post you can also find TWO International giveaways! Thanks for stopping by & enjoy. ♥

Spells and Sorcery 
by S. Usher Evans
(Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

You have magic.
One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.
Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.
Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.
Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.


*Interview with S. Usher Evans*

Hi Sush! To start off, how would you describe Spells and Sorcery in 7 words?

Regular teen gets magic and chaos happens. 

What was the trickiest part to figure out when creating the magical system found in Spells and Sorcery?

Amusingly enough: describing it. This world has been in my head for going on 17 years, so it’s so known to me it’s almost real. 

Since there are several types of magicals, like Lexie having Warrior magic and her sisters Healing or Potion making, what kind of magical do you think you would be if you lived inside this world? 

I’d definitely be a healer. I’m more of a lover, not a fighter.

And in case you had magic, what would be the first thing that you'd do with it? 

Being a healer, that means I’d have all the summoning, conjuring, and fun stuff like that. So I would set up shop on the couch and bring all the food to me. 

What's an unusual thing that you had to research for when writing Spells and Sorcery?

I write speculative fiction precisely so I don’t *have* to do research, but for this one, I did do a bit of google-map-walking in Salem and I found a primer from 1609 that I used to get the style of the magical spell book.

Did you cut anything out of Spells and Sorcery that didn't seem to work with the storyline but wish you could have kept?

This story was pretty well solidified, and had been for some time. Right now, I’m running up against the end of Book 2, and having some problems figuring out what I want to do and when.

Lastly (and a bit more random), if you had to sacrifice one thing about yourself in order to become a better writer, what would it be?

That is random! I don’t really consider myself a “better” writer or improving or anything like that. The craft (and I hate that word) is more or less how you handle the muse. So it’s understanding that if you need a break, you take a break and if you want to write 10,000 words, let the muse do what it will. Stories come out the way they are, and every book you write, you learn something new about yourself. 

Thanks so much for answering all my questions! ♥

About S. Usher Evans

S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.

Evans is the author of the Razia series, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath, published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.


#1. Blog-only giveaway: Enter the Rafflecopter below to win an e-copy of Spells & Sorcery! ♥

#2. Tour-wide giveaway: Paperback copy of Spells and Sorcery + swag (International)


Book Review: Breakfast with Neruda by Laura Moe

Title: Breakfast with Neruda
Authors: Laura Moe
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date:  May 16th, 2016
Page Count:  252 pages
Format:  Hardcover
Source: From publisher in exchange of an honest review

Michael Flynn is just trying to get through his community service after he made the dumb decision to try to blow up his friend's car with fireworks--the same friend who stole Michael's girl. Being expelled and losing his best buddy and his girlfriend are the least of his problems: Michael has learned to hide everything, from his sick hoarder mother to the fact that he's stuck living in a 1982 Ford LTD station wagon he calls the Blue Whale. Then one day, during mandatory community service, he meets Shelly, a girl with a past, who's also special enough to unmask Michael's deepest secrets. Can he manage to be worthy of her love, a guy living in a car, unable to return to his chaotic and fit-to-be-condemned home? Shelly won't give up, and tries to peel back the layers of garbage and pain to reveal Michael's immense heart.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
I lost count of the number of times that I've written and re-written this review and not being satisfied with what my fingers are typing. This book... I feel that this book deserves a lot more than what I'm going to say since it has such a great story inside and I know it will strike some chords and possibly inspire more than a few people out there. I have to admit this book wasn't the perfect read, it was slow at times and I wish to not have such a loose ending, but it's still enjoyable and I believe worth your time. So here are a few simple thoughts about this book:

As the blurb says, Breakfast with Neruda is about a boy who is stuck doing community service at his High School during summertime after trying to get back at his best friend who stole his girlfriend. In there he meets fellow misfit Shelly who quickly learns some of his deepest secrets--how he lives in his car (though not the why to his relief), how he usually dives into restaurant dumpsters to grab a bite (they are not that bad!), and how he wishes to at least know who his father is (is he is still alive).

I don't think I will ever be able to 100% relate to Michael's unusual living conditions (and his life), but while I was reading his story, I started to imagine how it would be living that way, as far as going outside and sitting in my car, and I felt this enormous pang in my heart for what I usually take for granted--a roof over my head, a clean space to call my own, and overall, a healthy living environment. Michael's situation might not be the WORST out there, but what this boy goes through every day just so as not step foot in a house that can't be walked through or breathe into is still so darn HARD. Because his mother is an unstoppable hoarder. Because there is not a single clean space where he could even sit, let alone sleep. Because no teenager should EVER live like this and yet I know this DOES happen in real life. Maybe not because of junk hoarding, but what about other family issues like violence or money problems?

I felt for Michael and his hardships, for his sister who is forced to sleep in the porch. I even felt for his mom who is messed up and doesn't let anyone in, who doesn't even notice how much pain she is inflicting on her kids. Mental health is a strong issue with his mother and it saddened me to read how helpless Michael, his sister, and even his other brother, felt. You see, there's absolutely nothing you could do for someone who doesn't want to be helped. 

Wow, I am describing Breakfast with Neruda as such a heavy read, and maybe it is because of the themes found inside, but this book is also funny and uplifting at times. Shelly and Michael love to talk about literature, including about Neruda, and they paint such pretty thoughts in your mind as you follow their conversations. One of the things I liked the most in this novel!

There is of course much more to the story, but I'll leave it up to you to find out!

The Week's Entrée #120

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!

I'm determined to complete my Goodreads challenge of 120 books before the year ends. This means that I will have to read 5 books per week in order to meet my goal. I think I can manage it!!! 55 books to go LOL. Wish me luck ♥

How are you all doing with your challenges?
Latest review on YABC:

I reviewed Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh on YA Books Central

This book is a cool mix between witchcraft and myth/folklore with a dark setting (the deep blue sea!). There's also a bit of romance but the real star here is the author's writing--so bewitching! I gave this book 4/5 stars. :)

Here's the book's summary:

Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return. 

Add to Goodreads!
New books!
{For review}
From publishers, authors, Netgalley/Edelweiss, etc.

Snatched this eARC from YABC's Netgalley account after St. Martin's Griffin offered it for review. My friend Becky from Booknerd Addict is also reading it this week so I decided to join her to have someone to discuss it with.

To Read This Week:

Besides We Are Still Tornadoes, I'm also buddy reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore with Alex from The Book's Buzz. So far this book is turning out to be a good read and I cannot wait to discuss with Alex. It'll be so much fun!
And that's it for The Week's Entrée! What are you all reading? :)