Book Travelling Thursdays · Bookworm stuff

Book Traveling Thursdays: Pets, pets, PETS!

Heyyyyy, bookish people! How are you? Once again, I haven’t been posting here… Sorry… College just makes me feel like I want to procrastinate a lot, so… I procrastinate.


Anyway, here I am again with Book Traveling Thursdays!

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

This week’s theme is: “Everyone needs a companion. Choose your favorite bookish pet.”

I could choose the Harry Potter series, but I have posted the covers before, so for this I choose…. City of Bones (the first book of The Mortal Instruments series), by Cassandra Clare!!

I read it a couple of years ago, but I think there are only two pets, right? Well, here they are:


CJ Flowers, Church
Photo CMeow 01
And here’s Chairman Meow. OMG, the name is awesome!

Original cover: I like the cover, I really do, but I’m glad that there are others now! And they are even better!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Cover(s) from your country (Portugal): There are two different covers.




A Cidade dos Ossos (Caçadores de Sombras, #1)
No. This is not a mistake. They really decided that they wanted Clary in City of Bones cover. Jace is the Portuguese cover of City of Ashes. But you should see the Portuguese editions. They are all shiny!!

Then, there’s the movie tie-in edition, which looks pretty nice!


Favorite cover(s): THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!!!! WOW!

Least favorite cover(s): A big no to all of them.

Město z kostí  (Nástroje smrti, #1)
Czech edition
Miasto Kości (Dary Anioła, #1)
Град от кости (Реликвите на смъртните, #1)
Bulgarian edition: OMG, I can’t even…

That’s it for today! What is your favorite bookish pet???

Book Haul · Bookworm stuff

Awesome bookmail!!!!

Hello, bookish people! I hope you had (or having) a wonderful Friday! I’m sorry that I didn’t post this yesterday, but it was already a little bit late here in Portugal and I thought it would be better if I posted this on the next day. So, here are the books I ordered in March and that have finally arrived!


That cover is sooooooooooooo beautiful! Goddamnit, I’m not a huge fan of pink ( I mean, I like it, but nah), but that dress looks gorgeous and that girl is pretty! Even though she looks like she is suffering a lot if you turn the book upside down.

I decided to order this book because many people have been talking about this trilogy, The Winner’s Trilogy, since it has come to an end with The Winner’s Kiss. When I read the synopsis, I thought it seemed like a cool story, and then I read some reviews and…. Now I have it!

Here the Goodreads synopsis:

“Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.”

This first book has 4.04 stars on Goodreads, but many people said that it got even better in the second and third books! The second one, The Winner’s Crime, has 4.21 stars, and The Winner’s Kiss has, for now, 4.46! WOW!

The other book I got is…. A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab (also known as Victoria Schwab because of her YA novels). This is the first book Shades of Magic series.


There are so many people that don’t like this UK edition, but I really love it! The title, the colors… OMG!

Just like The Winner’s Curse, I decided to buy this one because everyone on Instagram was talking about how awesome A Gathering of Shadows, the second book of Shades of Magic, was! So, of course, when I read the words “magic” and “paralel worlds”, I knew I had to buy it.

Here’s the Goodreads synopsis:

“Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.

Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to take her with him for her proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save both his London and the others, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — a feat trickier than they hoped”.

This first book has 4.04 stars on Goodreads, while its sequel has 4.43! The author has already announced the title of the third book: A Conjuring of Light.

Well, that’s it for today! I hope I post something tomorrow! Have you been getting any bookmail lately?


Book Haul · Bookworm stuff

Six of Crows is here!

Before I talk about the books I got today, let’s talk about a book that I actually got on April 5th. Yes, I honestly don’t know why I didn’t post something here about it…. Anyway, at the beginning of this month, I finally got the hardcover of Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo!!!

Look! A little crow!

As many of you know (I guess), Leigh Bardugo is mostly known as the author of The Grisha trilogy. Neverthless, many of her fans now say that their favorite book of hers is Six of Crows! Seriously, this book is full of positive reviews. Even though I don’t have the second and third books of her trilogy, I really had to buy her newest novel. And Book Depository saved my life because, one day, I looked up their prices and the hardback, which usually costs 17€, cost 12€ that day! HELL YEAH!!!!

The spine is beautiful!

It’s such a pity that I can only read it after May because, you know… College…

Anyway, here’s its synopsis:


“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.”



Book Travelling Thursdays · Bookworm stuff

Book Traveling Thursdays- World Book Day is coming!!!

Helloooooo! I’ve been feeling tired due to college stuff lately, so that’s why I haven’t post here since last week. Sorry! But, well, here I am again!
I do hope I can post more next week. I promise I’ll try.

Oh, by the way, I got bookmail today! Of course I’m going to write a post about it, so stay tuned! ;D

 Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

This week’s theme is: World Book Day is in a couple of days! Choose one of your all-time favorite books.

Ok, I know UK has already celebrated World Book Day, but, in many countries, that day is on April 23, like here in Portugal. I just wanted to make this clear!

For today’s theme, I could choose a Harry Potter book, but I have already chosen those books in other themes, so for today, I choose… The Little Prince, by Antoine Saint-Exupéry! It’s such a magical book that can be read by anyone and it’s just has no time! It’s one of those books that stay forever in the History of mankind!

Original cover: It was first published in 1945!


Cover(s) from your country (Portugal): There are so many different Portuguese editions of this book and they are all beautiful! However, I’m only going to post 2- the one I have (the first picture) and one of the editions that I love!
I’m going to post other Portuguese editions below, for Favorite covers.






Here’s another Portuguese edition!
Il piccolo principe
Italian edition: They chose a different illustrstion for their cover!

Least favorite covers:


Малкият принц
Bulgarian edition: I really don’t like the colors… And his face looks too different from the original illustrations…
El Principito
Spanish edition: The beautiful illustrations are there, but this is just… Meh.
Mali princ
Croatian edition: The colors are pretty, but that’s it. I say hell no to this cover.

So, that’s it for this weekly meme! Tell me one of your all-time favorite books! 😀

Book Travelling Thursdays · Bookworm stuff

Book Traveling Thursdays: And they lived happily ever after… Or not…

Here’s another post for today! Of course, here I am for another Book Traveking Thursday post! I love doing this because I search for cover editions in other countries and it’s amazing to see how creative (or not) they are.


Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

This week’s theme is: Everything has an end! Choose your favorite conclusion to a series.

Damn, I have no idea! I mean, if I have already read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it would be the perfect choice for this! Yes, I haven’t read it yet and, of course, I have already watched the movie. Actually, it was the only HP movie I ever watched in the cinema. But since I haven’t read it, I choose Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, the third and final installment of The Hunger Games trilogy!

Some people say this was the weakest book of all 3, but I disagree! It’s such a deep book and we finally see war and revolution and everyone fighting for their freedom! Of course I cried because of it (some characters that I love died, but let’s not talk about it), but I think it was a really nice last book of a trilogy! But… I DO NEED PREQUELS! WHERE ARE THEY????

Original cover:

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Cover(s) from your country: The first one is before the movie tie-in edition. I have the first cover, which I love, of course! But the movie tie-in cover looks awesome.

A Revolta (Os Jogos da Fome, #3)
I’m glad that they chose another shade of blue! I actually prefer this one!
So beautiful!

Favorite cover:

A Revolta (Os Jogos da Fome, #3)

Least favorite covers: I can’t believe that The Hunger Games trilogy has so many awful covers!


Revolt (Hungerspelstrilogin, #3)
What the hell, Sweden?
Сойка-пересмешница (Голодные игры, #3)

There are so many other awful covers, but these are enough…. I don’t want to hurt my eyes anymore.

So, for you, what book is the best conclusion?

Bookworm stuff · Welcome to Portugal

Welcome to Portugal! (#3)

Heyyyyy, bookish people! How are you?
God, I can’t believe that I haven’t been writing posts lately! It’s just that I’ve been feeling lazy! I’m sorry :c

It’s not like I have exams these days. The next ones are only in May, but I do have one in 2 weeks, which is an English exam, but it will have easy stuff, so…

Anyway, here I am posting a meme (is it a meme? I have no idea) that I created a few months ago. In “Welcome to Portugal”, I talk about some books that are released in Portugal and are famous in the international bookish community. I didn’t do this last month, so I’m going to post one March book and one April book!

One of the March releases that many Portuguese people loved:

Yes! An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir, was a huge success around the world and it has finally come to Portugal! As you can see, they kept the original cover (thank God!), which is so awesome!
I have read some reviews from people that I trust and they all loved it! I think one gave 4 out of 5 stars, but everyone else gave 5!

It’s a pity that Portuguese publishers take so much time to release international books. I mean, the original edition was released on 18th April 2015 (I think) and the Portuguese edition was released last month! What the hell? Why do they take so much time? After all, the second book, A Torch Against the Night, is coming out in August and they should totally publish it here as soon as possible. But,as usual, it will probably happen next year… That’s why I buy English books now! Not only I want to improve my English, but also because Portuguese edition are too expensive and they take too much time to come out.

Anyway, I’m glad that so many Portuguese bookish people loved this book!

Here’s the English synopsis of An Ember in the Ashes: “Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.”

By the way, my aunt (who loives in Canada) hasn’t sent me An Ember in the Ashes yet… I told her that I wanted this book last summer… She’s a very busy woman and I’m so thankful for her buying 3 books for me (she already gave me A Court of Thorns and Roses, the other book she is going to buy is The Wrath and the Dawn, bye Renee Ahdieh), but I’m getting impatient :c

And here’s come one April release:

The same Portuguese publisher that published (wow, no sh*t, Sherlock!) An Ember in the Ashes has released The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen on 6th April!

Once again, they kept the original cover, which is the US version. I do like it, but I love the colors of the UK one!

Did you know that this book is going to get a movie adaptation? And did you know that Emma Watson is going to paly the main character? Hell yeah, I really need to read this book!

However… Despite all these wonderful news and many positive reviews, there are also many people that say this book kind of sucks. They also say that the main character is annoying… I don’t know if I’m going to buy it (well, definitely not in Portuguese because it’s expensive), but before I do, could you tell me if you enjoyed it? I mean, I LOVE Fantasy books and this seems like a good read for me!!

Here’s its Goodreads synopsis: “An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Now, on Kelsea’s nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen’s Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.

Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen’s vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen’s Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as “the Fetch.”

Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea’s journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.”

OMG, this was released on 8th July 2014 and it has only arrived now to Portugal? Amazing…

So, have you read these books? Did you enjoy them? 😀

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April TBR!

Hello again, bookish friends!

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Today, I bring you my April reads! Well, I hope I read them. I don’t know if college is going to torture me like it did at the end of March….

Anyway, here we go!!



  1. Utopia, by Thomas More: I told you before that I started it last month, but I couldn’t finish before my exam (which has some questions about it, but I answered them anyway). I’m really enjoying it! It’s very interesting and I can see why there are so many (amazing) dystopian books out there! Yes, I know that I’m talking about different things. So, I hope I finish it soon!
  2. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley: I have to read this for college because I have to do a presentation about it! I’m going to read it this weekend! Actually, I hope I started it tonight or tomorrow!
  3. Quem tem medo de Frankenstein (possible English title: Who’s scared of Frankenstein?), by Clara Queiroz: This is not available in English, so you’ll never find it. I hope it helps me for my presentation! It’s a non-fiction about Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein!
  4. I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson: I decided that I would read YA contemporaries this month because college is killing me and I need light reads. I think YA contemporaries are good light reads, right? Here, you can see the Portuguese edition of I’ll Give You the Sun. I prefer this cover over the original one.
  5. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell: This book has been on my shelf since last year! Trust me, it has been there since April 2015! Yes, one year, exactly! I gave this to my best friend as a birthday gift last year, and she loved it! According to the reviews, I think this is the kind of book I love! I hope so.

If I read all these books this month, I’ll throw a party because, trust me, college doesn’t let me read what I want. I do hope I read all of these, but I also want to try to read another one, but I don’t know each one.

What about you? What is your April TBR?

Book Travelling Thursdays · Bookworm stuff

Book Traveling Thursdays-National Siblings Day is a few days away!

Heyyyy, bookish people! I know I told you yesterday that I would post my April TBR today. However, I’m going to do that tomorrow since it’s already a little bit late here and I still have to do this awesome meme! Seriously, if you have never done this, you should! It’s so  cool to find international covers and compare them!

Anyway, you can check my April TBR tomorrow! Now, let’s do this meme.

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme that was created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. All you have to do is to post covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group. You have to post the original cover, the one that exists in your country, and finally your favorite covers and least favorite ones.

This week’s theme is: National Siblings Day is a few days away. Choose a book that has your favorite bookish siblings.

Well, for this, I could choose the Weasleys siblings, but I have chosen the Harry Potter series so many times for this meme, so let’s talk about Katniss and Primrose from The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins! Since I have chosen the first book for another theme, I’m going to post covers of Catching Fire!

Honestly, I love so much the special bond that Katniss has with her little sister Primrose. I really cried when I read Mockingjay… I do love this relationship because I also have a little sister and I would do anything to protect her and make her happy!

Original cover: SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

Cover(s) from your country (Portugal): I’m glad I have the original one, but the movie tie-in edition also looks good!

Em Chamas (Os Jogos da Fome, #2)

I told you that the movie tie-in looked amazing!

Favorite cover(s):

Em Chamas (Os Jogos da Fome, #2)

Tersulut - Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The movie tie-in edition from Indonesia looks so good! When I saw this poster for the first time, I fell in love with it! It’s so beautiful!

Least favorite cover(s): God, there are so many covers that look so bad!

И вспыхнет пламя (Голодные игры, #2)
Russian edition: If Goodreads didn’t tell me this was a Russian edition of Catching Fire, I wouldn’t believe… What the hell were they thinking? This looks so bad! It has a Fantasy vibe, but it still looks so ugly and bad!
И вспыхнет пламя (Голодные игры, #2)
OMG, another bad Russian cover… Seriously, when will people understand that, yes, THG has romance, but it’s not about romance???? WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS?
Fatta Eld (Hungerspelstrilogin, #2)
Swedish edition: I only have one word for this- mess. What the hell….

That’s it for today, guys! What are your favorite bookish siblings? 😀




Book Haul · Bookworm stuff · Wrap Up

March Book Haul + Wrap Up!

Finally! Here I am to talk about March!!


Ok, I only bought 4 books last month… Oh, wait, not really! I also ordered other 4 books! Ops!


  1. Quem tem medo de Frankenstein?, by Clara Queiroz: So, this is a Portuguese book, which means you’ll never find it out there in English. But the English title could be something like: Who’s scared of Frankenstein? As you can see this about Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein. I bought this because one of my presentations is about her novel, so this book is going to be a good help, I think! Also, it’s always good to have this kind of non-fiction books.
  2. Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys: It’s a book I ordered in February, but it arrived one month later. It’s okay because I don’t have time ton read what I want (*sighs*), but still… One month? At least, I have free shopping! Thank you, Book Depository!
    I have read Between Shade of Gray, which is another Ruta Sepetys’s novel, and I LOVED! I’m such a slow reader, but I only took 2 days to read it! So, of course, I really had to buy her newest novel.
  3. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott: Do you know how many times I have watched the book-to-movie adaptation of Little Women? 2 or 3 times! Yup! That’s I thought that I really had to buy the book. I loved the story and I loved the fact that all these girls have such different personalities. I can’t wait to read it!
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee: I saw this at the bookstore and I was like “this is such a good opportunity to finally buy this book”. So, here it is! There are so many people that love it and, of course, I’m very curious about it!


Now, about the books I ordered in March: I ordered 4 books: Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo (I bought the hardcover because it only cost 11€! That’s such a good price for hardcovers, trust me!); A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab; The Winner’s Curse, bye Marie Rutkoski; and the other book is a surprise because it’s a birthday gift for my best friend. I don’t know if she checks this blog very often, so I’m not going to say for now! But, on her birthday, I can tell you.

By the way, I wasn’t really planning on buying The Winner’s Curse, but there are so many people that love it and they all say that this trilogy only gets better and better, so I had to order it, of course!

Two of these books have already arrived, but I’m going to talk about them in another post!

Now, my March Wrap Up….

All I read was for college and they are all Portuguese books that don’t even exist in English, so, I’m not going to talk about them. But I can tell you that I read 3 books! I also started Utopia, by Thomas More, but I couldn’t finish before my yesterday’s exam… However, I really want to finish it this month! It’s such an interesting book!

Oh, one of the books I read was Antigone, by Sophocles, and I gave it 5 out of 5 stars! I really enjoyed and it was easy to understand! Of course I read it in Portuguese, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that it has such a good plot and I loved the main character, Antigone!

What about you? Did you enjoy March? Did you read as many books as you wanted? What did you read? What did you buy? 😀


Bookworm stuff

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

 I was tagged by Cátia @thegirlwhoreadtoomuch to do The Playlist Shuffle Tag. Thank you, Cátia!
I decided to do this on my Youtube account because I don’t know how to shuffle on my phone (I’m a mess, I know… What’s new, anyway? ahhahah).

Here are the rules: Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.


  1. Sia- Alive
  2. Halsey- Colors
  3. Ruelle- Monsters
  4. Halsey- Colors
  5. Halsey- Haunting
  6. Halsey- Castle (THIS. IS. SO. GOOD!)
  7. Halsey- Drive
  8. Halsey- New Americana (Yes, now you know that I love Halsey’s songs!)
  9. Diplo- Revolution
  10. David Guetta ft. Sia- She Wolf
  11. Aurora- Runaway (Aurora has such a beautiful voice! She does sound like an angel! If you have never listen to her songs, you should!)
  12. Aurora- Half the World Away
  14. BIRDY- Wild Horses
  15. Sia- Cheap Thrills


I’m not going to tag because I don’t like to disturb you guys with these things and make you feel like you SHOULD do it! If you want to do this, just go ahead! ;D