TOP 10 QUOTES!!!

Hello readers!!!

How are you today? It’s been a while since I wanted to do this Top 10, and now, here I am, bringing you my top 10 favorite quotes!!! Just to warn you, in this tag there will be a lot of Red Queen and maybe some Carve The Mark. Also, this top 10 is in no organized order or anything like that.

“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.” ―Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen.

This one marked my soul, because I kind of think that everyone should hide their heart at some specific times. Showing your full heart and feelings could make you vulnerable, and someone may take advantage of that.

“The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places.

This whole book is ment to destroy your heart. But, aside from that, this exact quote made me cry until I was dehydrated to death, it made something click inside of me, I don’t exactly know what, but it just clicked.

“Words can lie. See beyond them.” ―Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen.

“Anyone can betray anyone.” ―Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen.

I put this two quotes in only one part because I feel like this ones, and the first quote I showed you, mean kind of the same. Basically; do not trust anyone.

Jacob Kowalski: I don’t think I’m dreaming.

Newt Scamander: What gave it away?

Jacob Kowalski: I ain’t got the brains to make this up.

And here you have a movie quote because I have not read the screenplay yet. This quote is, obviously from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And I like this one a lot just because it’s too funny.

“He pulls back to look down at me and when he sees my tears, he brings his hands up to my cheeks. “In the future… if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again… fall in love with me.”―Colleen Hoover, It Ends With Us.

Just gonna say one thing:

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“I don’t want to be your first, Fallon. I want to be your last.” ―Collen Hoover, November 9.

Why do I love and hate Ben that much? i can’t understand it. He is too good for this life, and at the same time, he is too bad. In conclusion, YOU HAVE TO READ COLLEEN HOOVER. Anything. Read it.

“You want to see people as extremes. Bad or good, trustworthy or not. I understand. It’s easier that way. But that isn’t how people work.”― Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark.

I know I know, this book has it’s issues… But I liked it, okay? I think I liked it. I don’t know. That’s why you don’t have a review already. I’m just too confused. And there are some things that really touched my heart. Like this quote, it’s toooooo true. You can’t just see a person as bad or good, you have to see them as how they actually combine those two things.

“I like stories where women save themselves.”― Neil Gaiman, The Sleeper and The Spindle.

PREACH. Just, PREACH.

“Be a little kinder than you have to.
Never eat anything bigger than your ass
Do not accept an evil you can change
Always do what your afraid to do” ―E.Lockhart, We Were Liars

I can’tchoose only one part of this book. It’s too beautiful, too perfect, too mine, to choose only one part of it. I can’t say anything about this book that you don’t already know, but please, please read it.

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” ―Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass.

I don’t want to say much about Throne of Glass since I’m currently re-reading it, so … yeah, that is all for today!!!

I hope you liked this post!!!

Enjoy the reading! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

JANUARY WRAP UP

Hello readers!!

How are you? Today I bring you my last video, the January Wrap Up.

 

This month has been a complete success, I loved almost all the books I have read and I have read a bunch of them!!!!

Enjoy the reading!!! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

Favorite Book Covers!!!

Hello readers!!!!

Today I bring you my thoughts and opinion on some of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen lately.

First of all, and celebrating King’s Cage release…

Reasons why I love this book covers:

  1. Beautifully designed crowns.
  2. All blue
  3. Amazing font
  4. Sofisticated blood.

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

Obviously, this wouldn’t be one of my posts if I didn’t talk about Veronica Roth or Divergent, so…

Obviously, Carve the Mark is one of the most beautiful books I have ever bought. And not only the exterior cover is amazing, but the actual cover (the one that is behind the paper thingy that have hardcovers), that actual cover is awfully beautiful. here I leave the photo of both of them.

30117284On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.carvethemark

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.

Another book cover that deserves all of our money just for how beautiful it is has to be Made You Up, by Francesca Zappia. The watercolor inspired design of the girl unther the dark umbrella (that actually seems quite supicious) wakes my interest in this book.

17661416Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal

The Illuminae files have some amazing covers. All the space-related portraits in the covers combined with the super interesting files/documents make an explosive couple. (Do you get that? heh #pun) (I’m sure some of you haven’t noticed it yet) (IT’S EXPLOSIVE BECAUSE THE ACTUAL COVER IS AN EXPLOSION) Hah I’m hilarious. Not really.

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

And last but not least, I have to say this.

I’M IN LOVE WITH ALL THE COVERS WITH THREE DARK CROWNS. Literally, I’m like, actually obsessed.

28960218In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

And today I finish here!!! I’ll see you on Saturday with a new video!!!

Enjoy the reading!!! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

DID I JUST OPEN A YOUTUBE CHANNEL?!

Heeello readers!

giphy1Today I have a quite big announcement… I OPENED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!!!

Even though I’ve been thinking about doing it for years now, this past friday I decided that I was going to do it, so I filmed the introduction to my channel on friday afternoon and I spent the whole day editing it, and now, here it is!!!!!

 

I’ve loved all the feedback I recieved so far and I can’t be more happy with this!!!

And just letting you know, this doesn’t mean I’m going to stopposting here, I’ll try to kee posting regularly and maybe, just maybe I miss some days. (who am I trying to fool, I always miss some days). 

Besides, everytime I post a video I will upload an entry here to let you know, so this is just more content for all of you!!!

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This is a big step. Not that blogging isn’t, but Youtube is quite bigger than any blog site, so it means being exposed to everything and everyone… That kind of scares me but it also encourages me to do this, just so I can find more people that likes books (like all of us here).

And another thing that kind of scares me is the language, I’m not as fluent as many English-speaking people, since it’s not my main language. But I feel like I have to try this, and I want to do it in English, so I did!

Enjoy the reading! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

GILMORE GIRLS REVIEW

Hello readers!!!
Today I’m going to bring you a different review. IT’S A TVSHOW REVIEW!!! After binge
watching it for 2 months, I FINISHED GILMORE GIRLS!!!

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DETAILS

gilmore_girls-promo_season_7-001Director: Amy Sherman-Palladino

Screen Players: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Rebecca Rand Kirshner and John Stephens.

Genre: Comedy – Drama

1st Chapter: 5 d’Octubre de 2000

Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrman, Liza Weil, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Sean Gunn, David Sutcliffe, Chris Eigeman and Matt Czuchry.

Simphony: “Where you lead” by Carole King and Louise Goffin

I enjoyed this series a LOT. Lorelai and Rory, they are amazing. It’s amazing how they manage to find humor in almost everything.

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First of all, I have to say that I’m a huge admirer of this plotline. The producers have to be pretty smart to create a contemporary show about a mother and a daughter without it being repetitive. For the ones who havenot watched it yet: This series narrate the story of a 16 year old named Lorelai Gilmore, pregnant and homeless. She had just escaped from her house where Emily and Richard Gilmore, her parents, took care of her. Some years later, Lorelai is already a mother, Rory, her child, is a prodigy, so she and Lorelai decide to enroll her in a school for wonders. But that school is too expensive, so they have to ask for mony to Lorelai’s parents, that has consequences, so Rory and Lorelai have to visit Emily and Richard at least once a week. All this history is sorrounded by a lot of love, friendships, heartbreakes…

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Lauren Graham is the actress that has the roll of Lorelai Gilmore, and I have to say, that I feel realy related to this exact character. Her need of coffee, her way of expressing everything, makeing it seem either more exagerated than it is or less dramatic that the others say it is… I don’t know if you get me, she kind of goes with the flow, but not always.
Alexix Bledel is Rory Gilmore and well, Rory is unique. She is the smartest girl on the planet, she is determinated, ambicious and SO FREAKING LUCKY. I mean, she is the luskiest girl, not on the planet but in the WHOLE GALAXY. She has the most handsome, smart and intel·ligent boys in the whole show. I loved them all. They are amazing. All perfect for her. I envy her.
I would spend years talking about this show, I mean, all the secondary characters are AWESOME AND UNIQUE, the plot is alsoawesome and unique, and the ending, I loved the ending and I don’t know why, because it is simple, but whatever, I loved it. And now I’m currently watching Gilmore Girls: A Year In Life and gosh it is emotional.
In conclusion, this show is a 5 star rating all the way.

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Enjoy the reading! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS BY J.K. ROWLING

Hello readers!!
How are you today? Sorry I missed Sunday’s post, my wifi wasn’t working well so I binge-watched Gilmore Girls all day. Anyway, today I have an exciting post for you; The review of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets is finally here!!!!
book-details

 

22841998Title: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 360
Series: Harry Potter #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Date:  September 1st 2014
ISBN: 9781408855669

 

synopsis
Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect – always in the wrong place – is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed.

These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON …

opinion

First of all, I’d like to say that I didn’t quite enjoy the first half of the book. I don’t know why but I was bored most of the time during the first 150 pages. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t well written or anything like that, au contraire, I loved how J.K. Rowling explains Herbology Class and other little details we didn’t got to know in the last book. And somehow, I feel like the lack of action kind of blew me away. But yesterday, while I was in bed trying not to die of my sickness, I felt like reading and within two or three hours I finished the book.

After those first 150 pages, I felt totally gripped into the story and I had to finish, on the right hand because I was needing the time to read something else, and on the other hand because Carve The Mark had just arrived, and I was super excited about finishing this one and starting the next one. I love how they (Ron and Harry) kind of always need Hermione, and I worship that because, you know, GIRL POWER.

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One of my favourite moments of ths book is Moaning Myrtle’s story about how she died, it’s just super fun because she is super exagerated. “Ooooh, it was dreadful.” I mean, isn’t it hilarious? At least I LOLd soooo much. By the way, I really feel like J.K. Rowling knows how to mantain suspense and create action scenes. I loved the continuous mistery about who was the Slytherin heir and all speculations about the beast. Also, I want to know more about Percy’s relationship!!!!

And I think my favorite characters are Moaning Myrtle, Dobby and Ginny Weasley. (and obviously Draco, as always.) Ginny because she is just amazing, strong as a beast and fun like hell. Moaning Myrtle because duh, she is hilarious. And I don’t think I have to explain why I love Dobby (he is cute AF).

Punctuation:

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Aaaand that is all for today. I hope you liked this review!!
Enjoy the reading! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas

NOVEMBER 9 BY COLLEEN HOOVER

Hello readers!!!

How are you? I’m super happy to bring you guys the 2nd review to the 2nd book I’ve ever read by Colleen Hoover. I’ve decided that I’m going to read all of Colleen Hoover’s books in audiobook format and so far I’m enjoying them a lot.

book-details

25785388Title:  November 9

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 9h 50min

Series: Stand alone

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: November 10th 2015

ISBN: 1442388900

synopsis

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

 

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

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This story is written with a lot of cure and love, it gave me the feeling that Colleen really loved what she was writing, besides, just like the other book that I’ve read from her, I loved how she puts love scenes, humor scenes and I also love how she  slips into her stories some hot scenes.

This book made me be at the edge of tears all the time, but until it was finished I couldn’t let them go. It broke me into a thousand pieces, without exaggeration. It completely kept me guessing and since I was listening it through an audiobook, I flew through it.

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***SPOILER ALERT***

My favorite part was probably the one where Fallon threws Ben’s manuscript through the cab’s window. It felt like Fallon was doing the best thing she could’ve ever done to herself.

***END OF THE SPOILER***

My favorite character has to be Fallon, without doubt. Her strength is admirable and, even though I thought that at the end she was the dumbest she could’ve been ever, I still admire and love her. I also loved Ben, I hated him a lot, BUT I LOVED HIM MORE THAT I THOUGHT I COULD LOVE SOMEONE FICTIONAL. And they made the whole story feel super real and truthful.

Punctuation: (4.9999999/5)

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Enjoy the reading! Love you always:

Júlia Freitas