The Alchemist

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Portuguese: O Alquimista

Spanish: El Alquimista

Author: Paulo Coelho

Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Philosophy, Inspirational

Hello, dearies! 📚 🙂 I trust this new January is going superb for you or that February will bring in new things.

This one is not a review perse. It’s more of an I’ve-read-it-before, and I cannot talk about specifics or how a certain line was my absolute favourite, and the reason is that The Alchemist is one of those books that I read years ago, like ages, aeons ago.

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About The Tales of Beedle the Bard

“All the old kids’ stories are supposed to be Beedle’s, aren’t they? The Fountain of Fair Fortune… Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump…”

Hello, dearies! How’s December so far? 

Mine is cold. ⛄

I’ll jump right in because this one is going to be short, have you ever read The Tales of Beedle the Bard

They’re not a necessity within the wizarding world, and you can read the whole Harry Potter saga without them, but it’s nice to know those side stories that Ron told us about in book 7, spoiler? If you read and watched the movies, you know when they are mentioned. 

It was nice reading these, they are short stories, and they make you go a little deeper into the magical world that we wish we were part of, though, of course, the main story that you want to read there is the Tale of the Three Brothers since on The Deathly Hallows you will want to know what three things you need to master death.

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The Last Mermaid

“Who are you?” he asked, keeping his voice gentle, although she still showed no sign of fear.
“The keeper of this isle,” the lady replied”

Author: Shana Abe

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Mythology, Historical

Happy Friday, dearies! Are you ready for the weekend? I am! 📕

Today, I cannot really say how this one about The Last Mermaid will go, but I have some notes that I’ll share after reading each part of this book. I must confess that for a while, I seriously considered giving it 2-3 stars because I was confused and it took me a while to finish it, but then Shana did what she does best when I’m reading her books, she managed to catch my attention each freaking time that a book part would end, oh, sorry, this one is divided in three Books (Short stories) but as it turns out they’re all related. 

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About La Emperatriz de los Etereos

Author: Laura Gallego

Original Title: La Emperatriz de los Etéreos

Book Translations

Hello, dearies!

I was going through my list of books I have read and found I haven’t told you about this one here in the blog. The Empress of the Ethereal is a Spanish book by my fav Spanish author, in fact, I think is the only Spanish author that I like, I love her books, specially The Idhún Chronicles, as you might know since I have multiple entries about it.

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5 eBooks that You didn’t know Existed

Probably.

Hello, dearies! As I mentioned before, Smashwords is having a week of deals for eBooks, you can find from 25% to 100% off so don’t be afraid to stop by it and take a look at the authors there, some like myself are self-published, and it’s a great place to let your stories be known.

Now, I found these titles that I think might be of interest to you, well, I thought that I could add them to my never-ending TBR list but that’s me. Check them out. (If you want any, you can click on the title for it and you’ll be directed to the site).

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Jack

Jack, he is the first character you meet in the story and well, you want to smack him over the head, for real, he got on my nerves for many chapters, in fact, I think I didn’t like him that much until book 2 (Triad), and by Pantheon (the third book) as I mentioned, then I said, alright Jack, you’re good.

Hello, dearies! This is Sela here, and I’m giving in, I’m dedicating one to Jack from The Idhun Chronicles because when I re-read Pantheon (the third book), I realized that he had his moments. 

And I have been asked about Victoria and Kirtash, and Jack, though I am not going to answer that spoiler-full question, but I am going to talk about Jack and some important facts from the books, so you might as well stop right now if you don’t want to know like this is my warning that there are spoilers ahead. 👀

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About Christopher Herondale

“There were valuable first editions of books in the enormous library, most of them had been scribbled in by some idiot named Will H.”

World: Shadowhunters

Books: The Dark Artifices, Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Alright, I am going to do it. I have to do it. If you do not know who Christopher Herondale is, then by all means either do not read this one or read away because you want some Spoiler from The Dark Artifices and The Lost Herondale legend.

Spoilers ahead. 

SpoilerAlert kittens

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Stars Above – 1.5 and 3.1

The Queen’s Army and Carswell Guide to Being Lucky. Two stories that moved me in different ways.

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Author: Marissa Meyer

This one will be short and sweet, just wanted to showcase these 2 stories in the Stars Above compilation.

This may contain spoilers for those who had not read any of The Lunar Chronicles books. Beware.

The Queen’s Army (The Lunar Chronicles #1.5)

While I love these books, there is also something very savage about the Lunar stories. Worst of them all is seeing what children in Luna go through, like with this one and what Ze’ev had to face.

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The Lunar Chronicles 4: Winter ❄️

It doesn’t usually happen that I find a book to have me gaping, almost screaming, nearly crying, laughing, insulting the characters, but the best ones do, or at least does that make you go in and be part of the story for real, feel all that they are feeling, intense, magical, heartwarming, all those little things we feel while reading Winter.

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, romance (sort of), YA, Dystopia, Retellings

I think this is going to take a little while to come together. 

After all the scary moments, all the times I said, this is it, this is where she kills them, her, him, one of them is going to be left alone and wandering without love, then another of my fav would come into the scene and there I was again thinking the same, what a rollercoaster.

It doesn’t usually happen that I find a book to have me gaping, almost screaming, nearly crying, laughing, insulting the characters, but the best ones do, or at least does that make you go in and be part of the story for real, feel all that they are feeling, intense, magical, heartwarming, all those little things we feel while reading Winter.

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The Lunar Chronicles 3: Cress

It doesn’t usually happen, but Marissa sometimes manages to shock me and made me scream and curse at the pages of books, and I had some of those moments with Cress. And the last page took me by surprise, I was so engrossed in it, that I turned and when I saw the Acwnologements page my jaw fell. I knew I would finish this book way too quickly

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, romance (sort of), YA, Dystopia, Retellings

Starting straightaway…

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