27 February 2017

Mahmoud Tammam Arabic Words

This is a project transforming the Arabic words into the shape of their meanings by Mahmoud Tammam. Take a look...

The Secret by Katerina Diamond

The Secret by Katerina Diamond
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5

Between past and present, Katerina Diamond delights us in a gripping thriller with murders, kidnapping and drugs. This is an amazing read, full of suspense, half truths and some really bad guys.
This is the second book the DI Imogen Grey, where the main characters are the same, of course with their own baggage and problems. We can miss a little bit of their relation, but you can read it as standalone. After reading it, I am sure you will want to buy the first! ;)
The story is told between the past and the present, telling the relations with the character and their involvement in the case. We will discover Imogen's past and a little bit more of Adrian's life. After reading the ending I can't wait to know what the future awaits for them...! I hope we will have some answers...
Which is your secret?

26 February 2017

Birth Announcements by Lucille Duchêne

Beautiful illustrations for a Birth Announcement or simply because you love them! These cute illustrations are from the artist Lucille Duchêne.

#InCoWriMo 2017

Yes, I know, the last two days I haven't updated my blog, but I had been quite busy and with no time for anything else! 

At the beginning of the year I found a curious challenge for this February, #InCoWriMo, to write a letter each day to someone you don't know from around the world! The idea sounded original and fun, so I didn't doubt to inscribe me on the list to send and receive letters! 
The first week was easy, I was writing a letter each day to someone on the list, the problem started the second week of February, I started to receive letters and letters... now I am writing 4 or 5 letters each day, but I still have a lot of letters to answer! So with the letters, my baby and the books, these last two days have been completely crazy!
February is almost finished, so maybe I will receive some more letters, but I suppose not so many, and I would be able to do something more in my life that write letters! ;)
I have to say that some of the letters are very pretty and with cute little pieces of paper art, something that I will treasure for a long time!

23 February 2017

The Promise by Casey Kelleher - Blog Tour

The Promise by Casey Kelleher
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3'5/5

Josie Parker has made a decision, she has never been a good mother, but she is ready to face prison if her two little daughters can have a better life. Will they be able to accept her decision and keep their promise?g

"It was as if she was outside her own body. Floating in mid-air.
She could see the looks of shock and horror on their faces. The tears in their eyes.
She looked down - saw what they could see...
A jagged spray of deep red splattered across the front of her clothes."

The Promise, the title on this book is everything, is what Marnie and Georgie had promised to her mother, never tell the truth of what really happened that fateful night. It will haunt them, but what is really worth a life?
This is not an easy book, reading about drug abuse, prostitution and abusers is never easy. Josie and her two daughters had the worst life you can imagine, but after her mother is sent to prison they think this will change... never so far from real. Marnie's father is ready to welcome them in his house, sadly he is the worst nightmare they could ever have!
This book will haunt you, make you scream and feel the sadness and fear on your skin, The Promise will stay with you for a long time. Ready?

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis - Blog Tour

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Penguin
Rating: 4'5/5

Vicky has made a little "mistake", she left her son alone at home... and this would be the start of her own particular nightmare. She will confide her secret to her best friend, and this will be her worst mistake ever! Ready?

"She adores this baby, feels an affinity with him. Like her he has moments of intense anger and emotion, like her he always wants more than he gets; and there is something else about him, some inner insecurity that Amber recognizes because it's in her too."

When we start reading this book, our first thought about Vicki is that she is a bad mother. What kind of mother leaves her son alone at home to visit a house? This is not just a little mistake! She is reckless and doesn't value her family... But when we start knowing her, we discover that yes, she made a wrong decision, but she wants to make amends and repair the hurt she had done...
And Amber, her best friend, she is evil, I know you have to keep your enemies near, but I think if you have a friend like her, put her as far as possible! She didn't have a good childhood, to say it easy, but trying to hurt your best friend will not help you!
Vicki is like a butterfly, pretty and ready to taste a little bit of everything, and not sure what she really wants until she looses everything... She has faults like everyone, but has learnt the lesson and she is ready to change to be a better mother and wife, will Amber help her?
While you are reading this book, you will feel that there's something else, that there's a mystery that we don't know, that Amber's fixation in Vicky is hiding something... and while we discover her path, we discover too her worst nightmares and her horrible childhood.
This book will make you think about what kind of behaviour is acceptable to being a good mother and which would be the limit that you can stand in the relationship with your best friend.
In this crescendo psychological thriller, the truth is not the most important thing, it's the trust between you, your family and friends.
Who knows your darkest secrets?

22 February 2017

hot.kenobi creations

hot.kenobi has created these curious scenes, where toys come to life!
Take a look...

Noveltea Tins

As a reader lover, my relax moments are the ones when I submerge in to a book with a good tea/coffee that's why I loved so much Noveltea Tins, you can have a delicious tea with a lovely book to store it!

Every tin has a special illustration mixing some old classic books with their tea, an original idea don't you think?
I can't wait to try their amazing teas and have on my hands these beautiful books, and you?

21 February 2017

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole - Blog Tour

The moment has arrived! The 23rd of February is the day you will be able to purchase the amazing Daniel Cole book called Ragdoll, do you remember that I highly recommended it on my post?
If you need a reminder, here is the review...

Everything starts with a body, but not a normal body, a body made with parts of other victims! Who are the victims and what does it mean?
Wolf, the most infamous detective in London will be in charge of this case, but when a list with possible next victims killer appears, it starts the countdown... Will the police be able to stop the killer before any more deaths? Or would this be the next unstoppable serial killer?

"Baker picked up the half-empty bottle of red wine.
'Wine?' she offered pleasantly.
'Depends, what kind is it?'
'I can see that. I meant: where is it from?'
'No, I mean... I'll pass.'
Baxter shrugged and returned to her box."

This book reminds me of Luther, the tv series, with a dark police detective that his right and wrong views are in a blur, he's only objective to catch the killer!
Ragdoll is not just the story of a killer, it has trimmings of the police, the journalists and the victims of this violent serial killer. The story is catchy, but dark and gripping too, that's why this is an amazing thriller!
Daniel Cole has created an amazing book, bits of mystery, disturbing murders, some humor and a Wolf! What else can we ask for?
This is not just a page turner book, you will empathise with the police and the victims, and you will feel the countdown on your own skin! Can you imagine that you know the day you will die and not being able to change it? Six people are on this list, and the police has no idea who is killing them. They will try to solve the mystery before it's too late. I am not sure it will be soon enough...
There are a lot of serial killer books, why this one is must a read instead of another one? Because it's not just the writing that keeps you glued on the book till the end, it's like an addiction, you just want more!
Sometimes, trying to make the right we make the wrong... Are you a sheep or a wolf?

Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister

Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5

This review contains spoilers, so it's your choice to continue reading or to read the book before reading my review!
This is one of those books that is so close to home that instead of enjoying it, it made me sad and had nightmares during the three days I was reading it. The story is curious and makes you rethink about how much you need to know everything in your relationship. I have to admit that I wouldn't be so suspicious, and that's a big problem Rachel has. 
And I know what is it to lose your mother, because it's just been 7 months that my mum passed away, with a colon cancer that the doctors just gave her 3 to 6 months to live. For me it's still difficult to read about cancer, the patients, the therapy, the sadness... and this book didn't make it easy neither. And on those cases where there's nothing you can do, knowing the real truth, makes the patient and the family the sense they can control something about this unpredictable illness.
And oh, the robberies, I know what it is that someone enters your home almost every day to steal your things; ice, beer, plants, not something precious just the pleasure to steal. This happened a few years ago in my uncle's farm, the police said that they couldn't do anything, because the thieves had to be catch "in fraganti". They told me in my face that the day the wanted to enter I didn't have to worry, they would return when I wouldn't be there. I know what it is the helplessness to lose your privacy, one time after another. We didn't have arms, and we didn't kill anyone, but there were times that we wished... Jack made a bad choice, something that he will have to live for the rest of his days, but when you are desperate, you are irrational and without common sense, with high possibilities to do something really, really, wrong.
This book is well written and interesting, yes, but I didn't enjoyed very much, I think in a few years I will have to re-read it and maybe change my review.