Know My Name by Chanel Miller

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.


Title: Know My Name
Author: Chanel Miller
Publication Date: 24th September 2019
Pages: 368
Genre: Biography Memoir Non Fiction

“It is not a question if you will survive this, but what beautiful things await you when you do.”

This is a memoir of a survivor. Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted in 2015 on Stanford’s campus and this is her journey as she struggles to reclaim her identity on the aftermath. To say this book is raw and unflinchingly honest, wouldn’t be enough to describe Miller’s empowering words. We get to witness by her words and her memories the injustice not only of the judicial system but the criticism from people that never even met her for something she never dreamed could happen. There’s pain and distress on her writing but there’s also resilience and strength.
I have no words to describe all the feelings that this book awakened, but I know everyone should read it. 

Romanov by Nadine Brandes

The history books say I died.
They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other. 


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Title: Romanov
Author: Nadine Brandes
Publication Date: 7th May 2019
Pages: 352
Genre: Historical Fiction

As soon as I noticed this book I fell in love with the synopsis, I’ve always been fascinated by the Romanovs and this is the first retelling I’ve found. The perfect blend between historical fiction and fantasy.

Nadine Brandes is a fabulous storyteller, adding magic in an otherwise heartbreaking story. I was hooked from the very first chapter. The story follows Anastasia as she is confronted with difficult decisions while in exile, we are introduced to the Romanov family while they’re kept as hostages by the Bolsheviks. Nastya needs to overcome the stress and monotony while trying to find a way to save her family.

If you’re looking for historical accuracy, this is not it. You’ll find some historical facts mixed heavily with the author imaginative as she is trying to make you share the feelings of all the characters.

After this magnificent introduction to Brandes prose I had to run and get one of her other books, Fawkes, I’m loving it so far, review to come.

Hi everyone!


I know I’ve been MIA from my blog, life’s been a little overwhelming. I’m happy to inform that I have enough energy and time to continue reviewing in the same schedule. Expect many reviews in the next weeks.

P.S I’ll be hosting a giveaway on my bookstagram @prettybooknerd (:

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to  That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

2018 was a busy year for me, I struggled to read 50 books and not every book was amazing, but there’s a few authors that I’m glad to have on my list today. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for their books:

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★★★★★

                     Who was your favorite author of 2018?

Follow Friday

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends!!. If you are here from the Hop, feel free to stick around! (:

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Today’s Follow Friday question over at Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read is:

Q: Who is your favorite villian from a book?


A: Easy answer… Voldemort. I just loved the HP saga so much that as I read this question he was the one that came to my mind instantly.
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Thanks for stopping by!! 

Hello

Hello,
I’m still alive, and I’m very sorry for neglecting my blog lately. The truth is, my life was turned up side down by a huge amount of work now that things are slowing down. I have some reviews to share with all of you I’ll be posting them starting tomorrow and just letting you all know I’m about to have my first giveaway soon to thank all my followers.

In other subject I just wanted to share a picture of our dalmatian puppy. We adopted her six months ago, in this picture she was 3 months old

Many reviews to come.
Hope all of you had a Happy Valentine’s Day.

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren, based on Alea´s idea at Pop Culture Junkie . IMM explores the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis.

                      

Hello everyone!!, I feel better now and as you can see with this IMM I’m back, I’ve been reading when I got the time and the strength to do it, so I will post some reviews in a few days. In the mean time these are the books I got during the last few weeks. Thanks all for your support 🙂 .

  1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  2. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
  3. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  6. The Shadow of your smile by Mary Higgins Clark
  7. A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
  8. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  9. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  10. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  12. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
  13. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  14. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
  15. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J Omololu
  16. The short second life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer



That’s all I got during these weeks,what arrived into your home? =)


Hi

Hi all,

Due to a last minute emergency surgery, I was not able to continue reading or updating the blog, I am on the recovery phase now and really hope that this will go away fast so I can restart my readings and postings.

Your prayers are really appreciated no matter what religion they are bound to, comments and good wishes are welcome too.

Thanks all for your support.

Book Beginnings On Friday (2)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

Page 1, Sentence 1 of The Help by Kathryn Stockett :

“Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960. A church baby we like to call it.”.


How did your current read begin? 🙂

Book Beginnings On Friday (1)



Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

Page 1, Sentence 1 of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See :

“Our daughter looks like a South China peasant with those red cheeks”, my father complains, pointedly ignoring the soup before him. “Can’t you do something about them?”.


How did your current read begin? 🙂