Review - Hush, Hush

Title: Hush, Hush
Book #: 1
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: September 21st 2009
Pages: 391
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

My Rating:

When Nora and Patch are forced together as lab partners, Nora would rather fall to her death than put up with his elusive answers to her questions, his teasing, and his infuriatingly handsome face and hypnotizing eyes. It seems Patch was put on earth just to drive her crazy.

But before long, Nora's defenses start to break down as her curiosity about Patch heats up. Why does he always seem to be wherever she is and know exactly what she's thinking? How does he know what to say to both attract and repulse her? And what is up with those V-shaped scars on his chiseled back?

As their connection grows stronger, Nora's own life becomes increasingly fragile. Nora needs to decide: Is Patch the one who wants to do her harm or the one who will keep her safe? Has she fallen for one of the fallen?

My Thoughts

I have mixed feelings about this book. It started out really well and then I started getting this twilight vibe from it, in the sense that Patch was a supernatural being, overly attached to Nora, and Nora seemed to be helpless and fragil. But, has I continued reading I realized that this book was actually fun.

I still don't like Nora and Patch's relationship in any way, he seems to be a little too obsessed with her and I don't really understand why in the world he fell in love with her since they did not spend that much time together to begin with. But oh well, I guess this is to show that you can't always explain how love happens. Other than this, I enjoyed the suspense in the book and how Nora didn't realize what was happening, and I must say this was my favorite part of the book. How these weird, unexplainable things kept happening to Nora for no apparent reason.

By the end of the book Nora came out as a brave girl who put others' (Patch) needs in front of her own.

I decided to read this book because I love everything that has to do with angels/demons and heaven/hell but I must say I was bit disappointed. Probably because I expected this book to have  a heavy mythology attached to the story but this was more a romance, mixed with a sequence of weird happenings that happened to have a fallen angel involved.

I have the next two books of this series so I will read them and hopefully these are more exciting. We shall see.

There's still something about this book that I dislike but I can't put my finger on it. I should mention though that the cover is mindblowing! Completely gorgeous.

Top 5 for July

These are my picks to read in the month of July. Hopefully I'll get to read them all

Release Date: May 7th 2013

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.
After the 2nd, only the lucky escape.
And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.
After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them.

The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself.

But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

To give up or to get up.

Release Date: May 30th 2013

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that sings to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.

Release Date: January 1st 2013

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family.

She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Release Date: September 18th 2012

Don't spread the word! 
Three-day weekend. 
Party at White Rock House on Henry Island. 
You do NOT want to miss it. 

 It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world.

No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

Release Date: June 11th 2013

Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.

As Hell prepares for war - spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army - the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice.

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark.

What are your picks for next month? I'd love to know!

Review - The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 272
Publisher: Vintage

My Rating: 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone.

Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched.

He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

My Thoughts

This book was different from anything I've read before.

I only picked it up because I thought it would be about the dead dog, but it ended up being a story about family, love and the struggles to deal with an autistic child. I really loved it though. I once had a colleague who was autistic and has a young teenager I really didn't understood why she behaved the way she did, but as I grew up I got to understand better and learn how to deal with it. This book was a reminder of those times and also it changed my perspective in the sense of how it must have felt for her to deal with the rest of the world, even though my colleague and Christopher had different triggers.

It was a light read and I really enjoyed the mathematical problems he would solve true out the book in order to calm him down even if I couldn't really understand some of the process.

I got incredibly frustrated with Christopher's mother for leaving him but I think it pissed me off the most the fact that his dad made him believe that she was dead. You cannot blame him though, if someone that is supose to love you and support you through all the difficulties in your life simply walks away, to you they are as good as dead, but you cannot and should not hide this from a child, especially in Christopher's state since he could, and did, turn on you.

Although this book was touching, I was not a big fan of the ending, but it does make sense with everything that happened through out the book, I must admit that. I just expected a more 'and they lived happily ever after' kind of ending I guess.

Review - The Book of Lost Things

Title: The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connoly
Release Date: October 16th 2007
Pages: 470
Publisher: Washington Square Press

My Rating:

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness.

Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld.

While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.

My Thoughts

It's no secret that I love John Connoly. I got addicted to his Young Adult books from when I first read the 'Samuel Johnson' series. He has a particular way of making you connect with the characters that you end up feeling what they are feeling in a very deep way.

This book made me cry, and this rarely, very rarely happens, actually thinking about it, this may have been the first book that made me cry. It's sweet and fun and sometimes frustrating, it will take you on a emotional ride that you will love and once you are done with it, you will start thinking about your life and how you perceive things.

I could describe this book as being the story of a selfish and broken little boy who missed his mother very much, so much that he ended up letting his imagination take over, to the point of which he believed that things could change and his life could go back to what it used to be before his mother got sick. But life doesn't work that way, unfortunately.

On the first part of the book I took David's side and I could see how unfair his father was being towards him and how Rose didn't belong there with them. But as the book progressed I could see how unfair I was being, the same way David was. People move on with their lives and there's nothing we can do but accept that and try to move on with them while cherishing the lives of the ones we lost. Becoming bitter and angry about everything is not the answer. I should state, though, that deep down David was a brave little boy.

This book stroke me as quite violent though, too much blood and death in it but it made sense with the story and by the end of the book I was accepting of this. I also really liked the twist that certain commom fairytales had and I was quite please with their connection with the story.

The final pages were heartbreaking for me, I cried and I kept saying "no no no" and how unfair this was and this is not how books should go and why does John Connolly want to ruin my life when he doesn't even know me... But this book is like life and life isn't always fair.

New Additions

A while back I wrote a post about some books that I manage to find for a cheap price, one of them being 'Hush, Hush' by Becca Fitzpatrick. Well I'm currently reading this book and I have been enjoying it so far, so I decided to go back to the book store and buy the other ones they had for sale.

Title: Crescendo
Book #: 2
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pages: 427
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Title: Silence
Book #: 3
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pages: 438
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

I really hope I don't end up hating Hush, Hush so I can read the rest of these books and not feel like I have wasted money. But so far so good, so we shall see. I could not let these low prices go by me right?

Series Highlight - The Lily Bard Mysteries

The Books

Title: Shakespeare's Landlord
Book #: 1
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release Date: November 1st 2005 (First  published in July 1st 1996)
Pages: 216
Publisher: Berkley

My Rating:

Disguising herself with short hair and baggy clothes, Lily Bard has started a new life; she's becoming a cleaning lady in the sleepy town of Shakespeare, where she can sweep away the secrets of her dark and violent past.

 However her plan to live a quiet, unobserved life begins to crumble when she discovers the dead body of her nosy landlord.

Lily doesn't care who did it, but when the suspicion of the police and local community falls on her she realises if she doesn't unmask the murderer, her life might not just crumble; it might also end.

Title: Shakespeare's Champion
Book #: 2
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release Date: December 5th 2006 (First  published in December 1st 1997)
Pages: 214
Publisher: Berkley

My Rating:

Lily Bard has started over in the quiet town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, as a cleaning lady. One who works out her anger and the pain of her past in a martial arts class.

For Lily, the gym is a place to get away from her troubles, not find more of them. But when she stumbles on the corpse of a local bodybuilder, his neck broken with a barbell, the town's underlying racial tensions begin to boil over.

The white victim was connected to two unsolved murders of black residents in Shakespeare, and a dogged policeman is determined to stop the killing. Lily may have to decide whether to stay and fight for justice, or run away one more time.

Title: Shakespeare's Christmas
Book #: 3
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release Date: November 4th 2008 (First  published in 1998)
Pages: 224
Publisher: Berkley

My Rating:

Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murder. Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lily isn't thrilled about attending her estranged sister's wedding.

She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her. Now she's heading back to home and hearth--just in time for murder. The town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death at the office. And Lily's detective boyfriend suddenly shows up at her parents' door.

Jack Leeds is investigating an eight-year-old kidnapping and the trail leads straight to Lily's hometown. It just might have something to do with the murders...and her sister's widowed fiancé. With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast to clean up the messy case before her sister commits...marriage!

Title: Shakespeare's Trollop
Book #: 4
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release Date: May 4th 2004 (First  published in August 14th 2000)
Pages: 194
Publisher: Berkley

My Rating:

Shakespeare, Arkansas, is home to endless back roads, historic buildings, colourful residents - and the occasional murder.

It is also home to Lily Bard, the local karate expert/cleaning woman with a particular knack for finding skeletons in closets.

But when Deedra Dean - the local woman of ill repute - is found murdered, her promiscuous lifestyle leaves more than a few suspects. And being familiar with Deedra's dirty laundry could make Lily the next Shakespearean to die...

Title: Shakespeare's Counselor
Book #: 5
Author: Charlaine Harris
Release Date: February 1st 2005 (First  published in November 6th 2001)
Pages: 232
Publisher: Berkley

My Rating:

Cleaning lady and karate expert Lily Bard is a woman with a complicated past. Doing her best to cope with her terrifying memories, she decides to join a therapy group in her adopted hometown of Shakespeare, Arkansas.

As it turns out, the group members' feelings aren't the only things that need sorting out, as they assemble for a session only to find a woman dead, left on display as some kind of twisted message. Lily soon finds herself embroiled in the murder and its aftermath.

Some of her own terrible secrets have been dredged up, and she may not be able to rest until she can untangle the 'who' and the 'why' of this shocking crime. But can she do so before the killer strikes again - and before her own nightmares send her over the edge?

The Author

Photo by Sigrid Estrada 2010

Charlaine is best know for her 'Sookie Stackhouse' books, also known as 'True Blood', but there's more to her than just vampires.

Born and raised in Mississipi River Delta, Harris attended Rhodes College in Tennessee.

After writing plays, Harris decided to write novels, and came up with the 'Aurora Teagarden Series' which gave her a nomination for Best Novel in the Agatha Awards. In 1996 she came up with 'The Lily Bard Mysteries' and after that, in 2001 she created Sookie Stackhouse, which has been proved to be a major success. Still in 2005, Harris created yet another heroin, named Harper Connelly who has the ability to determine the cause of death of any body.

Charlaine Harris is married and the mother of three, and she also rescues dogs.

My Thoughts

I don't even know where to begin with this... I absolutely loved this series and I was, and still am, incredibly sad that there's no more books for me to read.

I bought these books without really knowing what they were about - that's what happens when you find cheap books by authors you know - and I was pleasantly surprised once I got to read them.

Lily Bard is one of the toughest women you will ever meet. She went through some incredibly hard situation, a situation that all women wish they never have to go through, and instead of giving up or feeling sorry for herself, she decided to turn her life around and start over. And how did she do that, you may ask? She cut  and dyed her hair, moved to a town where no one knew her and started going to the gym and learning Karate so she could defend herself and depend on no one.

I became so attached to Lily that I started talking about her to my friends and family like she was real. I wish I had a friend like her so I could feed on her positive and strong energy.

Also, another reason that made me become so attached to Lily, was the fact that I was going through a phase on which I was trying to get healthy (mission accomplished) and I was exercising quite a lot, and since Lily frequented the gym, I sort of created a special bond with her.

It was fascinating to experience Lily's growth through out the books, how she learned how to trust and how to love. Going through what she had to experience did damage a bit of her social skills, but through out this series, she learnt how to deal with them and let people get close.

If you like reading books where the main character is one tough cookie and a female, then read this series... You won't be disappointed.

Fingers crossed that Charlaine Harris decides to write another book on this series.

Review - "Tethers", Author Interview & Giveaway! CLOSED

*Disclaimer: A copy was provided to me by the author in exchange for a honest review*

Title: Tethers
Book #: 1
Author: Jack Croxall
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Pages: 228
Publisher: Amazon (e-book version)

My Rating: 

In the wake of a cold Victorian winter, Karl Scheffer and Esther Emerson discover an anonymous journal filled with strange passages and bizarre scribblings.

The journal soon draws them into a covert and sinister conspiracy, a conspiracy centred around an otherworldly artefact with the power to change everything …

Karl and Esther have spent almost every day of their thirteen years in the quiet market town of Shraye. Stifled by their rural surroundings and frustrated by their unfulfilled ambitions, they find the allure of the journal’s mysterious pages impossible to ignore. The book seems to be beckoning them away from Shraye, away from their homes and towards the coast where an unsolved disappearance has set in motion a dark chain of events.

The voyage the teenagers soon find themselves undertaking is one of desperate importance and true peril; it will change the way they see the world, and each other, forever.

My Thoughts

This book was not what I was expecting at all, in a very good way. At first it got me super curious and interested and then it got me surprised at the events that I was presented with.

Taking place in the 1800's, Tethers shows us a very different perspective of the Victorian times. Advanced science, seers (sort of)  and brave children were not something I was expecting to find in this book. I honestly was completely impressed with Karl and Esther, they showed complete bravery when presented with some tough situations, especially when it came to have some friends die before their eyes.

Usually, in books like this - someone gets dragged into a spiral of situations they never thought they would be in - the characters try to adapt  to the situations they're in but still show traces of weakness, of uncertainty and they may even end up making the wrong decisions. I didn't find any of this in this book. Taking into account that the main characters were children, this shows a very imaginative vision by the author.

Even though, I really liked this book, something that got me very intrigued through out the story was the fact that we never got to know how Karl and Esther's parents felt or how they dealt with the 'disappearance' of their children. Yes, another character (will not spoil who) sends a letter to their parents assuring them of their safety, but still, I would love to know how they felt once the children got home. Maybe on the next book we get to see what happened after their adventure.

Having a engaging plot and sometimes fast paced, Tethers allows you to connect with all the characters, to the point that you will suffer when some of them are lost forever. This fact allows the readers to become addicted with this book, not wanting to put it down for very long.

Karl and Esther are surprisingly refreshing when it comes to Young Adult characters. They are quite opposite from eachother, for instance, Karl is more conservative while Esther is more outgoing and sort of throws herself into situations without considering morals or even possible consequences. But they are really great friends, they would do anything for eachother  and they compliment eachother so well that I feel like I should congratulate the author for not going with the obvious 'characters that are opposite are by definition rivals'. Another factor that made me enjoy this book so much has to do with 'love'. Ninety percent of times, in YA books, when the main characters are from opposite genders they tend to fall with eachother and this did not happen here.

When it comes to the writing, it was flawless for me. Even though English is not my first language, this book was easy to understand but still presented a sort of antique way of speaking, characteristic of the Victorian times. The characters had particular accents that made them unique and this again shows how talented Jack Croxall is.

Overall I really loved this book. I cannot wait for the next one especially since the ending of this book is pure torture...PURE TORTURE!! It will make you so curious about the next book that you won't know what to do with yourself for a while.

Meet The Author

According to the "About the author" section in his book, Jack Croxall was born in High Wycombe and currently lives in Nottinghamshire.
He has a degree in Environmental Science  from the University of Nottinghamshire and while he works on his books he also works as a science writer.

I was granted a small interview from Jack Croxall that will allow us to meet him a little better. So let's get down to it.

Why did you decide to become a writer?

JC: Ooh, good question! I think it must have been at university, I started writing little articles and blogs for student publications and I quickly became hooked. By the time I graduated, I knew it was what I wanted to do!

Did you have any influences? 

JC: I honestly feel that I pick things up from everything I read, but to name some specific influences is surprisingly hard. People who have read the book have often said they can see Enid Blyton and Philip Pullman in there though; an unbelievably wonderful compliment!

How did you come up with the idea for Tethers?

JC: Well, early on, I had a picture in my head of a Victorian boy excited by something he had seen in an old man’s house. I started writing with nothing but that in mind because I wanted to know what that something was, and why it intrigued the boy so much. The whole story just sort of escalated from there!

When can we expect the second book from this trilogy?

JC: Hmm, that’s a tough question. I’m currently working away on book two, but it still has a fair way to go. I wouldn’t like to set a date in case I miss it and disappoint people!

Do you think that you may decide to expand the series beyond the three books that you have planned? Or maybe do a spin-off?

JC: I think if I did a spin-off it would be a short story involving a secondary character, perhaps about something that happened to them before the events of Tethers. I’m not sure though, at the moment I have no real plans beyond the third book.

Do you have a special place to write and is there a specific routine that you follow before you start writing?

JC: I do! I like to write at a certain desk in my house by the window. That way, if I get stuck, I can stare out at the trees and the sky hoping for some inspiration!

Since this is your first book, did you find it difficult to get people to notice your work?

JC: Yes, and I still do really. However, the brilliant thing about bookish people is that, if they enjoy something they read, they usually tell one of their fellow bookworms and I’m hugely grateful for that. I’m convinced that word of mouth is still the best mechanism for getting your book noticed.

Do you plan on releasing printed versions of your books? 

JC: Yes, the paperback version of Tethers has just come out and half of the profits are going to ME Research UK, a wonderful charity.

Now some off topic questions: What’s your favorite book and why?

JC: I’m constantly raving about His Dark Materials; I just think Lyra is the most marvelous character and the worlds Pullman created for his story are just gorgeous, I want to live in them!

And if you had to choose between a printed book, paperback or hardback, or e-books, which would you choose and why? 

JC: I like ebooks for the freedom they provide; you can take any number of them anywhere. But I think paperbacks are my favorite (preferably quite large ones so you don’t have to turn the pages every two seconds!), because they’re just so easy to bend into your perfect reading shape and work so well whilst lying down outside in the sun; the best way to read.

What’s your favorite book that is now a movie? 

JC: I think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was adapted into a movie perfectly. The dementors are terrifying and the time travel aspect of the final act was done exceptionally well. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve watched that film!


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Feature and Follow #1 - I broke up with that series

Happy Friday, everyone!

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The general the rules are:

•  Follow the Feature and Follow Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
•  Follow the Featured Bloggers
•  Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
•  Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
•  Follow Follow Follow as many as you can. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"

•  If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers. Thanks!!

Here’s this week's question: Have you broken up with a series? If so which one and why.

I do have a tendency to read series more than solo books, because I kinda like the ideia of getting attached to a character and follow them for a long period of time. This being said, I do have a series that I can't really say that I loved, and that's the 50 Shades Trilogy... I seriously did not enjoy the books, and I have the third one standing on my bookshelf - it was a gift - and I think I will not read it. Or at least not anytime soon.

So, that’s it. How about you? Which series have you broken up with? And why?

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by. And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below so I can follow back!

New Additions and the Annual Book Fair

Every year between May and June (sometimes earlier) there's the annual book fair here in Lisbon, Portugal. There's tons of publishers that get together and organize some of the best discounts on their books.
I try to go every year, but last year I failed to attend. But it's fine because this year, I went and I must say it was really good. I will go back before it ends.

There's even certain authors who attend in order to promote their books or just to meet some fans and give autographs.

I only bought two books since I didn't take much money with me, but I am happy with my purchases.

Title: Finish this Book
Author: Keri Smith
Pages: 206
Publisher: Perigee Trade

I was hoping to find Wreck this Journal, but unfortunately they were sold out, which is fine I will get it eventually. Instead I got this one by the same author and I can't wait to start it. This will be a good way to spend my free time.

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 560
Publisher: Crown

I've heard about this book quite a lot and since it won the Goodreads 2012 Choice Awards I thought it could be good. After reading its description I saw it was a book made for me to read. I am excited about this one and I hope not to get disappointed with it.

Has anyone read these books? What are your thoughts on them?

P.S.: I will try to get some decent photos of the book fair to share with you soon.