I got this book in Amazon Kindle (I also bought its audible version) and decided to include it in the 2007 Reading List I’m working on 😀.
Title: Sisters One, Two, Three.
Author: Nancy Star.
Reading Challenge Category: A book that’s becoming a movie this year.
Book selected: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Movie was released last February, after reading the book I’ll rent the movie. 🙂
The last book I read was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, now I’m trying to decide which of the following books will be next on my reading list.
The Categories of the Reading Challenge for these books are:
– A classic from the 20th Century: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
– A book with a blue cover: The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
– A New York Times Bestseller: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
– A book that’s becoming a movie this year: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Have you read any of them? Which one do you recommend?
Reading Challenge Category: A book at least 100 years older than you.
Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Format: Kindle and Audiobook
Rating: 5 of 5.
One of my Favorite Quotes: “How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
This book is a Classic and a most read, I found the narration by Rosamund Pike very engaging and I especially enjoyed it in the parts of Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet and Jane Bennet.
While listening the Audiobook I couldn’t help compare the book with the 2005 Movie adaptation (the one starring Keira Knightley), and to be honest even when I think the character of Lizzy is really well written, she wasn’t my favorite. There are some things that I found myself questioning about Lizzy after finishing the book (particularly some of her attitudes towards people like Darcy and even sometimes her friend Charlotte).
Overall I enjoyed this book a lot, I love how Jane Austen portrayed the characters and I would recommend it (specially this Audiobook version).
Book Description (from Goodreads):
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?(
I read Sweet Evil (Book 1 in the Trilogy) last February and it became one of my favorite books, this week I decided to listen the Audiobook and I loved too. The narration by Erin Mallon was really good and I liked the different voices she made for the characters (especially Anna and Kaidan).
After finishing the Audiobook I searched for Sweet Peril in my Kindle, I found it and I couldn’t help but start reading it, I needed to know what was going to happen with Anna, Kai and Kop. From page one I was engaged to the story, I loved the writing and how things started to take its place.
In this book we learn more about the story between the Nephilim and the Dukes, and also about Anna’s role.
I like how well developed and interesting are the characters in this and the previous book (Sweet Evil), and I particularly enjoyed reading about the relationship between Anna and the rest of the Neph (especially Kai, Kop and Marna), and the interactions she has with her father Belial.
To me, the story has it all to be an enjoyable reading, is exciting, there’s romance, intrigue, some twists and best of all, I was satisfied with the way this sequel ended (I won’t give any spoilers here).
This was another great book by Wendy Higgins and I really recommend it (as well as Sweet Evil, Book 1), I’ll definitely be reading Sweet Reckoning as soon as is released (I already pre-order the book and the release date is April 2014, sniff sniff).
Ahhh and to deal with months of waiting until Book 3 is released… well I think I’ll be buying and listening the Audiobook of Sweet Peril.
After giving it some thought I made some changes to my TBR List, here are some of the books that I’ll be reading during the rest of the year (the books are not in a particular order and I’ll be adding more to the list during the next months):
Book Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Rush promised her forever… but promises can be broken.
Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.
Blaire believed in her fairytale… but no one can live in a fantasy.
Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.
Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone… too far?
This Review may contain spoilers from the previous books in the Series, it’s recommended that you read first Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far.
As soon as the book was released I bought it and the reason is that I really liked the author’s writing style in Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far. After reading Forever Too Far I re-confirm that she really knows how to manage the characters’s emotions in a way that helps you feel connected to them and also to be quickly immersed in the story.
In this book as we follow Blair and Rush we see them both really struggling to keep things going, there are many things in their way and a lot of drama that just makes things harder for their relationship.
I enjoy reading books with multiples POV and in this one we have Blaire’s and Rush’s, which contribute to have a better perspective of her relationship and the obstacles they face, also a plus for me is that we get some chapters from the POV of other characters (I won’t give any spoilers by saying whom, but this POV’s are truly entertaining).
About some of the Characters:
Blaire: If you have read the previous books you know that she’s been through a lot and in this book there are still more things she has to face, but she keeps been brave and supportive.
Rush: Definitely an Alpha Male, in one side he loves Blaire with intensity, he’s really protective and even sweet (of course I liked this side of him), but there were also moments when I just couldn’t understand some of things he was doing (and it made me have kind of a love-hate relationship with this character).
Nan: She’s mean and spoiled, the author gives us a good “villain” in her (I couldn’t help to hate her).
My favorite character was Grant (I love him since Book 1), he’s a really nice guy who deserves a happy ending and I’m glad that this character will get his own book.
Overall, I recommend this book, it has some unexpected twists and turns and it made me experience different emotions while reading (at one time I was crying, later I was smiling, angry, then crying again), it was definitely an emotional rollercoaster all the time and I truly enjoyed it.
This year I’ve been buying several Audiobooks on Audible (most of the time taking advantage of the special price because I had previously purchased the Kindle version of the books) and with this I can use the feature of Whispersync for Voice that is available when you own both formats (Kindle and Audible Audiobook).
In this post I want to share with you some thoughts about the last three Audiobooks I have listened:
I read this book last December and I recently bought the Audiobook. This is the first book in the Series and also my favorite, is a story about growing up, about love, family and friendship that’s mainly focused in the relationship between a young girl named Summer, the Donovans (Rachel, Nat and Drew), and the times they spent together at Sookie’s Beach House (she’s Summer’s aunt). Even when Summer is not my favorite character (my favorites are the Donovan brothers), this a good book that I really liked.
And what about the Audiobook? I truly enjoyed it, in my opinion the narrator was a nice choice for this book and she delivers the emotions that the characters are feeling (I specially liked when she does Summer’s character).
So far three books from the Series had been released (and I had read them all): Loving Summer, Falling for Summer and Perfect Summer, but the only one with an Audible Version available is Loving Summer (I’m hoping they release soon the Audiobook of Falling for Summer, the continuation to the story and with the POV of the Donovan Brothers).
With a length of around 4 hours this Audiobook was my perfect companion during a Summer afternoon, it kept me entertained in the Fitness Center (I took with me my Ipod Touch and listened the first chapters in the Audible App) and back at home.
As I had previously purchased the Kindle Version of this Book (for around $2.99 USD), the Audiobook in Audible costed me only $1.99 USD (yeii!).
I read Fallen Too Far for the first time last January and I loved Abbi Glines’s writing, I became a Fan of the Series and when I found out that Audible Version had been released I bought it without hesitation and this week I listened to it.
My reaction to this Audiobook? It kept me really entertained and as soon as I finished it I couldn’t help to re-read Never Too Far and Forever Too Far (Book 2 and 3 from the Series).
Like with Loving Summer, due to the fact that I had previously bought the Kindle Version, I paid only $1.99 USD for the Audiobook in Audible) and its length is 6 hours 34 min.
Oh the Places you’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
My last Audiobook recommendation is this Children’s book by Dr. Seuss (when I bought it was an incredible deal in Audible), this a short story (7 min. length).
I don’t have any kids but as an adult I still enjoyed listening this Audiobook, the narration by John Lithgow is just amazing (his voice is perfect for the story).
Thanks for reading me and enjoy your Sunday you all!
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The article includes some good books that I’ll be adding to my TBR List (some are already in it). 🙂
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