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Carol. 24. Brazil. Lover of books.This is a space where I'll rant about all of the books I read, post reviews about them and also reblog posts related to them. I hope you enjoy it all! :)

Anonymous asked: Carol faz uma listinha de quem você segue? Gostaria de seguir novos blogs literários aqui no tumblr, pode ser aqueles que voce tem contato ou coisa do tipo

Claro :) Mas, eu sigo 400+ blogs.

Normalmente eu não gosto de fazer isso, pq sempre acabo esquecendo algum blog que gosto muito, mas esses aqui são alguns dos meus preferidos, são pessoas maravilhosas e algumas são grandes amigas minhas que tive a felicidade e sorte de conhecer aqui:

Athosporthosaramis
Easybreezygiddy
Girlthatreads
Readingperks
Astormofspirits
Devine-infinities
Booksandhotchocolate
Readaroundtherosie
Talkingbookworm
Anjieeeb
Library-heaven
Theshadowhuntress
Hislovelysummergirl
Talkingbookworm
Anjieeeb
Thebooker
bookswithkris
Countingbooks
Lividserenity
Fairytalesagain
Lostinfictionbooks
Betweenbooksandfandoms
Escapingintoabook
Unboundbooks
The-book-ferret
Bloodybrilliantbooks
Bookmad
Books-and-cookies
Bookphile
Books-cupcakes
Books-wrote-my-story
Booksarefriends
Bookworm-goddess
Ducksducksbooks
Thebookmirror
Tilly-and-her-books
Treesofreverie
Unboundbooks

Anonymous asked: vc vende livros??

So quando eu to precisando de dinheiro e tenho livros que ou eu não gostei ou não gostei muuuuuito, que não são os meus preferidos, sabe? Pq, anon?

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

readingperks:

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readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

Puns just really MATHER to me, okay?

Mather really mathers to me don’t go there don’t hit me on the feels *sobs*

Theron, Theron, there’s no need to cry

OMG “Theron” is meant to be “Carol” isn’t it the sound that just came out of my mouth was not human I spilled water all over my screen LOL

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

Puns just really MATHER to me, okay?

Mather really mathers to me don’t go there don’t hit me on the feels *sobs*

Theron, Theron, there’s no need to cry

OMG “Theron” is meant to be “Carol” isn’t it the sound that just came out of my mouth was not human I spilled water all over my screen LOL

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

Puns just really MATHER to me, okay?

Mather really mathers to me don’t go there don’t hit me on the feels *sobs*

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

Puns just really MATHER to me, okay?

Mather really mathers to me don’t go there don’t hit me on the feels *sobs*

astormofspirits:

GET READY TO UNLEASH HELL ( listen )
we must be killers - mikky ekko // we must be killers, children of the wild ones //
anthem of the lonely - nine lashes // so I’ll break it, knowing what you said, the pain is what you make it sadly you are so mistaken //
set me on fire - flyleaf // now i feel the fear climbing up, taking over my body //
hope of morning - icon for hire// when the hope of morning starts to fade in me i don’t dare let darkness have its way with me //
bloodsport - raleigh ritchie // i’ll protect you ‘till the day i’ll meet my maker //
sons and daughters - allman brown & liz lawrence // And it’s all to come for now we’re still young just building our kingdom but it’s all to come //
set me on fire - thousand foot krutch // burn me with your love so bright, burn me like an open fire //
all of me - john legend // cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts, risking it all, though it’s hard //
bones - young guns // we’re all architects of our own private hell //
i’m not jesus - apocalyptica // no, i will not forgive //
under a very  black sky - sick puppies // i’m bleeding inside under a very black sky //

Val’s playlist for The Assassin’s Blade aka her attempt to kill me

astormofspirits:

GET READY TO UNLEASH HELL ( listen )

we must be killers - mikky ekko // we must be killers, children of the wild ones //

anthem of the lonely - nine lashes // so I’ll break it, knowing what you said, the pain is what you make it sadly you are so mistaken //

set me on fire - flyleaf // now i feel the fear climbing up, taking over my body //

hope of morning - icon for hire// when the hope of morning starts to fade in me i don’t dare let darkness have its way with me //

bloodsport - raleigh ritchie // i’ll protect you ‘till the day i’ll meet my maker //

sons and daughters - allman brown & liz lawrence // And it’s all to come for now we’re still young just building our kingdom but it’s all to come //

set me on fire - thousand foot krutch // burn me with your love so bright, burn me like an open fire //

all of me - john legend // cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts, risking it all, though it’s hard //

bones - young guns // we’re all architects of our own private hell //

i’m not jesus - apocalyptica // no, i will not forgive //

under a very  black sky - sick puppies // i’m bleeding inside under a very black sky //

Val’s playlist for The Assassin’s Blade aka her attempt to kill me

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

readingperks:

ifreakinlovebooks:

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Hahaha you could say we are SEASONED in the art of puns.

OMG SAM YOU’RE AS OUT OF CONTROL AS ANGRA IM DYING HERE LOOOOOL

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol

Sam (readingperks) just finished Snow Like Ashes. You could say we’re really into the story lol


"Brother Zachariah," Isabelle said. "Months January through December of Hot Silent Brothers Calendar." - City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare

"Brother Zachariah," Isabelle said. "Months January through December of Hot Silent Brothers Calendar." - City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare

(Source: soo-many-books-so-little-time, via carpelibros)

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The Gift of Darkness by V. M. Giambanco - Book Review

Book Description:

Twenty-five years ago in the woods near the Hoh River in Seattle, three boys were kidnapped. One did not come home.

A quarter of a decade later, a family of four is found brutally murdered, the words thirteen days scratched near their lifeless bodies.

Homicide Detective Alice Madison ran away from home as a child, one breath away from committing an unforgivable act; as an adult, she found her peace chasing the very worst humanity has to offer. Madison believes these murders are linked. And she has thirteen days to prove it.

To stop a psychopath, Madison must go back into the woods and confront the unsolved mystery of the Hoh River Boys. She must forget her training and follow her instincts to the terrifying end as enemies become allies and, in the silent forest, time is running out to save another life.

Review:
When the newcomer Alice Madison got transferred to Seattle Homicide, she didn’t know that she would have something other than her childhood nightmares to keep her up at night. In her first months at the job, a family was murdered in the suburbs as a clear message, though they were not sure of why, what or to whom. Now Madison and her partner Brown, a experienced and respected detective, believe that they have 13 days to solve the case, and they are not sure whether to trust the evidence or their guts.

The Gift of Darkness is one of those books that takes days to start and a couple of hours to finish. You know that there’s a really good plot, but you could easily lose interest before you get to unravel it. Although the excessive description of the environment gives the reader a good sense of visual and setting - and I mean that sometimes you can actually feel the cold Seattle air in your neck, so kudos to Giambardo – I felt like it ended up taking the place of the action, which is what most people look for in a crime novel, and that wasn’t exactly the best combination with the slow pace of the first part.

As the present was linked to events from 25 years in the past, there were a lot of flashbacks, but in some of them, rather than serving as an aid to understand the personality and motivations of the characters, seemed to be there to stall, create an overly mysterious atmosphere. The story went back and forth (with spaced flashbacks), moving between characters, which made the reading less fluid and confusing at times. But once she finished building up the tension and got to the main events, I couldn’t put it down.

I thought the conclusion was handled really well, if not surprising (because she hinted the plot twist along the way), it was very convincing. The main characters were compelling and had great chemistry. I really enjoyed the Madison-Quinn-Cameron relationship, and the way the author didn’t romanticized the characters, playing with the duality of good/bad, because that made them more realistic and easier to connect with.

I would not recommend this book to someone with short attention span, because I think it really deserves to be finished, and that could be a tricky task. But as the end leaves a possibility for sequel, I would probably look into Madison’s future adventures.

Rate: 3 stars

The Gift of Darkness by V. M. Giambanco - Book Review

Book Description:

Twenty-five years ago in the woods near the Hoh River in Seattle, three boys were kidnapped. One did not come home.

A quarter of a decade later, a family of four is found brutally murdered, the words thirteen days scratched near their lifeless bodies.

Homicide Detective Alice Madison ran away from home as a child, one breath away from committing an unforgivable act; as an adult, she found her peace chasing the very worst humanity has to offer. Madison believes these murders are linked. And she has thirteen days to prove it.

To stop a psychopath, Madison must go back into the woods and confront the unsolved mystery of the Hoh River Boys. She must forget her training and follow her instincts to the terrifying end as enemies become allies and, in the silent forest, time is running out to save another life.

Review:

When the newcomer Alice Madison got transferred to Seattle Homicide, she didn’t know that she would have something other than her childhood nightmares to keep her up at night. In her first months at the job, a family was murdered in the suburbs as a clear message, though they were not sure of why, what or to whom. Now Madison and her partner Brown, a experienced and respected detective, believe that they have 13 days to solve the case, and they are not sure whether to trust the evidence or their guts.

The Gift of Darkness is one of those books that takes days to start and a couple of hours to finish. You know that there’s a really good plot, but you could easily lose interest before you get to unravel it. Although the excessive description of the environment gives the reader a good sense of visual and setting - and I mean that sometimes you can actually feel the cold Seattle air in your neck, so kudos to Giambardo – I felt like it ended up taking the place of the action, which is what most people look for in a crime novel, and that wasn’t exactly the best combination with the slow pace of the first part.

As the present was linked to events from 25 years in the past, there were a lot of flashbacks, but in some of them, rather than serving as an aid to understand the personality and motivations of the characters, seemed to be there to stall, create an overly mysterious atmosphere. The story went back and forth (with spaced flashbacks), moving between characters, which made the reading less fluid and confusing at times. But once she finished building up the tension and got to the main events, I couldn’t put it down.

I thought the conclusion was handled really well, if not surprising (because she hinted the plot twist along the way), it was very convincing. The main characters were compelling and had great chemistry. I really enjoyed the Madison-Quinn-Cameron relationship, and the way the author didn’t romanticized the characters, playing with the duality of good/bad, because that made them more realistic and easier to connect with.

I would not recommend this book to someone with short attention span, because I think it really deserves to be finished, and that could be a tricky task. But as the end leaves a possibility for sequel, I would probably look into Madison’s future adventures.

Rate: 3 stars

"don’t think, not for one second, that we would ever just leave you."

(Source: keladry, via ohsomanybooks)