Interviewing Ana Cláudia Dâmaso (author of “Koldbrann”)

Hello, book nerds! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! 😀

Today I’m bringing you the very first of the five interviews I have to share with you. If you haven’t heard of these before, I suggest you check out this post, where I talked about a bookish event I attended. I had the opportunity of interviewing the five authors, and they’re all wonderful girls who have something to share with the world, – something I want to help them with! Here, you can expect to learn more about their books, their writing stories and how literature is seen in my country, Portugal. ^^

The first author you’re meeting is … Ana Cláudia Dâmaso, the author of both “Koldbrann – Parte 1 – Rebeldes” and its sequel “Koldbrann – Parte 2 – Desleais”.

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Artemis by Andy Weir

I did it! I was so afraid I wouldn’t make it, but I did finish this book before the release date, and that’s something to be proud of with my current schedule – let’s not bring up the fact that I had to put school work aside to accomplish this, please.

But, oh my – this was so worth it! I’m sick of reading textbooks, and this was an awesome break!

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Title: Artemis

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Crown

Number of Pages: 384

Language: English

 

 

 

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Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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Book Event: “The Mysteries of Writing”

Hello, book nerds! I have a very exciting post to share with you! 😀

Last Sunday, on the 5th of November, I was able to attend a bookish event in my city. We don’t get much of these, especially because I don’t live in the capital, so of course I had to enjoy it at the maximum! ^^

It wasn’t anything fancy, but I spent a lovely afternoon there. The event took place at CASADABOAVISTA – Café Literário (Book Café), which is a beautiful building from the XX century, filled with vintage furniture and a cosy atmosphere. I regret not spending more time there other than to attend events, because there’s also a bar and you can enjoy any drink you’d like while reading a book.

 

Resultado de imagem para casa da boavista café literário

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October Wrap Up

Hello, friends, and happy Halloween! 😀 Are you doing something tonight? Do you celebrate Halloween? Maybe do a Disney Halloween movie marathon? Well, hopefully, that’s what I’ll be doing tonight 😛

But for now, I’m bringing you my October Wrap Up post! Let’s see how I did this month! (spoiler alert: very badly)

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME?

I’ve recently found out how hard college can get, and it’s tricky to try to combine sleep, school and social life – I’m mostly sacrificing my sleep, but I’ve been a lot less around here too, which saddens me. This month has been very boring, as I’ve been following a schedule: uni, homework, driving theory lessons, more homework, a lot of school reading, and then sleep. I also attended a birthday dinner, but besides that, the only times I went out was because of praxe (which is a lot like orientation week, but it actually lasts the entire year and we do a lot of activities).

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Chimera by C. D. Bell

Hello, book nerds, and happy Saturday! 😀

Today I’m bringing you my review of Chimera by C. D. Bell. This book is the sequel of Weregirl, by the same author; and last year I shared with you a very special post featuring that book, my review and a Q&A with the author. In it, details about this sequel were shared and I was excited to see what it had to offer. If you want to read that post, check here.

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Title: Chimera

Author: C. D. Bell

Publisher: Chooseco

Number of Pages: 400

Language: English

 

 

 

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it contains spoilers of the first book, be careful!

The forest is full of secrets.

Nessa Kurland is adjusting to life as a weregirl—she is transforming with ease and running with a pack she cares for deeply. Her boyfriend Luc is a fellow shifter, and Paravida, the corporation responsible for unethical genetic experiments on the residents of Tether, has pulled out of town, leaving the community safe.

But that’s just how it appears on the surface.

Nessa returns home from a run with the pack to find an FBI raid and the shocking news that her mother Vivian is being held without bail for violations so serious she may be facing life in prison. What did Nessa’s mother, a small-town vet tech, do to threaten Homeland Security? Vivian’s secret past leads Nessa to discover there is more to her own story than she ever imagined.

The wolves that are running through Tether’s woods are not the same pack Nessa knew before. These are not all natural wolves. And they are breeding.

Nessa’s transformation is only just beginning.

In CHIMERA, the second installment in the Weregirl trilogy, Nessa confronts the truth of who she is, where she comes from, and what she has to do to survive.

I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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The Fall Book Tag

 Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Saturday! 😀

Fall is right upon us, or, at least, it should be. Truth be told, lately, we’ve been getting temperatures well above 20ºC here in Portugal, and while I do like nice weather, I miss the cold days and, besides, the reason behind this event is to be concerned about. :/ However, during the past week, it finally started raining and I couldn’t be happier – except the fact that I’m now sick because of this weird changes :/

Anyway, today I decided to share with you  The Fall Book Tag 😛 Thank you, Sophie, @ Blame It On Chocolate for tagging me ❤ Don’t forget to check out her blog to read her own post and see the lovely Halloween designs she currently has! ^^

The Rules:

  • Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! She wants to see your answers!!
  • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂
  • Have fun!

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The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

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Title: The Midnight Dance

Author: Nikki Katz

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Number of Pages: 320

Language: English

 

 

 

 

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When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

onda

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September Wrap Up

I believe this is the first time since I started blogging that I’m not posting my Wrap Up on the last day of the month. But, hey – life happens. So, what has been keeping me so busy? (spoiler: college)

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME?

If you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know I got accepted into the college I wanted to study in. These last days have been a mess, and to spare you the details, I’ll keep it simple: after two stressful weeks, I managed to change my course and I’m now studying what was my first choice, Applied Languages (and I couldn’t be happier about that!!). But now I have a lot to catch up with, and so I apologize for my messy blog schedule and for not being as active as I would like.

College matters aside, September was a nice month. I met a lot of new people, made new friends and I did a lot of cool stuff, such as watching the Red Bull Air Race, that took place in my city. The Book Fair was also a high point of my month, I got two books for the price of one, and I finally met some of my online friends. Vasco from creepysantos and Tiago from tiagosworld uploaded videos of the book fair (featuring yours truly 😛 ), and it would be so cool if you could check them out 😀

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

Number of Pages: 326

Language: English

 

 

 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

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The Book Courtship Tag

Hello, book nerds! 😛

I apologize for my lack of activity lately, but I’m currently in the middle of what is probably the most stressful week of this month. Uni activities just started and I’m leaving my house at 7 am and getting back home at 8 pm every day (it’s too much! 😭).

However, and I have no idea how, I still managed to find time to write this. I really didn’t want to mess my blog schedule too much, so here’s this week’s tag, The Book Courtship Tag. I was tagged by Fadwa @ Word Wonders quite some months ago, so thank you so much Fadwa ❤ (if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you most certainly need to 😉 )

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