Tuesday, August 30, 2016

-BookPics Is Curious- What's on my playlist?

I have no idea if this is a thing or tag or I don't know, but I've googled it and so far I've found only random posts about it when people have been asked what music they listen to so they decide to answer by posting a playlist with their current music choices.

In my case I'll just share one song in my playlist because damnnnn, the thing changes constantly sometimes and other times I keep listening to the same songs for months.

Right now I'm listening to one brand new song along with a really oldie but goodie one.

First one,

너를 위해 (For you) by 첸, 백현, 시우민 (EXO's Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin)
It's an OST for the drama 달의 연인 - 보보경심 려 (Moon Lovers) in which one of the singers is not exactly starring but he's still in it so... Yeah.

It's amazing. It's romantic. And I love love love the beat and how their voices go together I cannot, I repeat, I cannot stop listening to this song!

And the other one as I said is an oldie.

It's in spanish *O* I know...
But I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this band's songs until just recently when it randomly played as a background to a show I was watching.

Tal Vez by Kudai

Kinda emo/dark/punk right? I went to their concert back in the day and I only knew ONE song by them but I had to babysit so there you go. It was a good thing though, because I became a fan soon afterwards.
For all my spanish speakers BookPicErs (and even if you don't) I really recommend this song, give it a try ;)

And that's it for me.

See y'all next time!

What are you listening to these days?
Any songs you'd like to recommend?

Monday, August 29, 2016

-Book Blast- Vial Things by Leah Clifford

Small intro by moi

You guys!
It's been forever since I read a YA book especially one that includes "supernatural" sprinkles.
But I'm so glad I'm reading one right now, even better yet is the fact that it's by one of my very favorite YA authors, Leah Clifford who wrote an epic trilogy some years ago (Check my review of A Touch Mortal and A Touch Morbid and my very short reaction to A Touch Menacing) and if you've yet to read her Touch books I highly recommend that you do!

Currently I'm like 20% in on this newly released book but BOY oh BOY! I was so not prepared for this, for ANY of this.

Hope you take the plunge and check all of her books out.


Intro ends

Leah Clifford is back with a BLOODY good young adult novel that you don’t want to miss. And at $2.99 – there’s no reason to!
Vial Things Synopsis
As an eighteen-year-old resurrectionist, Allie knows staying vigilant means staying alive. The blood of the resurrectionists is heavily regulated, only used with the express permission of the group’s leaders for fear of being discovered. She’s taken every precaution--self-defense classes since childhood, extensive weapons training with knives, and even going so far as to befriend a homeless boy named Ploy, who unknowingly trades a few nights a week on her couch in exchange for being a human tripwire to those after her blood.
But as Allie and Ploy’s feelings for each other grow, and a hunter starts taking out the resurrectionists of Fissure’s Whipp, Allie begins to realize even her best laid plans won’t be enough to keep both Ploy and herself safe.
Protecting a girl he shouldn’t love, from a threat he understands too well, Ploy must face his past to save his future in Allie’s world--a world where bringing back the dead can cost you your life.
About The Author
Leah Clifford was born and raised outside of Cleveland Ohio. She has an affinity for all things weird and creepy as made evident by her oddity shop Petite Grotesque and her previous young adult novels, A Touch Mortal, A Touch Morbid and A Touch Menacing.
You can find her on Twitter

Monday, April 25, 2016

Releasing This Week (April 25th-30th)

Hello my beautiful people!

This is so exciting, slowly but surely coming back into the book blogging world!
I suddenly have the urge to become a poor person by purchasing all the books that are coming out this week and the next and the next and...

Without further ado here are some of this week's new books.

New Releases

After We Fall by Marquita Valentine
Shameless by Lex Martin
Ride Hard by Laura Kaye
Close To You by Kara Isaac
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Down With The Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
Soldier by Julie Kagawa
Heir To The Sky by Amanda Sun
Keep Me In Mind by Jaime Reed
One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman
The Art Of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
The Last Boy And Girl In The World by Siobhan Vivian
Two Summers by Aimee Friedman
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Prodigy (The Graphic Novel) by Marie Lu

What new books will you be getting?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sunday Life Recap! I Miss You All!

I am BACK!
For now.
Okay who knows.
But don't lose faith in me.

Don't forget to follow me on snapchat @ alba_bookpics

And also on Instagram @ alba_bookpics

I've been getting a LOT into makeup lately so you'll find I sometimes post my book related pictures with a makeup twist but they look pretty, I promise, kinda, I don't know. Hehehehe

But even though I haven't been active on the blog, although depression and anxiety have had a lot to do with it, I have been seriously active on those 2 platforms plus my Facebook page BookPics (Follow there!!!) and sometimes I pop up on Twitter @ alba_bookpics (shamelessly asking you guys to practically stalk me everywhere hahahaha) all of this info you can find on the right sidebar of the blog ^__^

I have also been reading a lot. Stalking a lot of authors but sadly I haven't been stalking my favorite bloggers and that is something I regret a lot because this blog plus the videos I used to record were the one thing that kept me sane. Maybe that's why I think I'm slowly going mad. And I just recently figured in all my anxiety/depressed-filled-persona glory that if I don't change that, if I don't come back and do my thing again, nothing and no one will do it for me, so here I am trying to make the change once more.
And maybe, just maybe this will be the first huge step to get my life back, little by little.

Will you help me?

Don't abandon me! Don't give up on me and this blog just yet. I'll give it my best shot you guys!!

And that's it my beautiful people!

Now REALLY see what I've been up to.

(Remember I like taking pictures a lot so that's how I'm continuing this post.)

In order not to bore you to death here, lastly I'll share with you. MY FAVORITE READ of 2016 so far (it wasn't released this year, mind you, but I read it this year so...)

But enough of me.
What are y'all been up to?
I miss you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

-Review- The Dirt On Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

**Spoiler alert for all personas who have not read any of the 8 previous Charley Davidson books and a wake up call for you to do so. Yesterday!!**

I am dead.
I'm a walking dead.
The walking dead.
The ones that roam the earth.
Without a heart.
Without a soul.
Because they were both taken away by perfectly written characters,
characters such as Reyes and Charley or Janey or whatever you want to call her.
Fictional characters,
non-breathing characters but
perfect and awesome nonetheless.
So there you go, that's my story.
The one of how I became a zombie while reading a book.
How one little thing destroyed me so much...
Because you know what?
He's loved her for 1000 and one.


-- "So, why are you living in a motel?"
I felt a slight bristle come off him.
"I was... seeing someone."
A soft gasp escaped me. No idea why that would surprise me.
"She left me. No good-bye. No note. Nothing. Just vanished into thin air. I had nowhere else to go." ----- "I'll get over it. I have no choice. She's forgotten all about me." --

Holy clouds in the heavens! If you missed it, that was the sound of my heart breaking, ruining and pretending to mend itself all at once. Thank you very much T_T

I can't even begin to describe what an amazing sequel to 8th grave this is.
From the very start I knew it'd be a nice if only quick change from the god, angels, demons, curses, sadness and all the other drama that had been going on and it's obviously meant to build up even more (I cannot wait!! Complete masochist here) but everything had to do with one thing and one thing only, getting Charley back on track.

I enjoyed it probably more than I should've but I cannot help myself when Charley/Reyes/Darynda are involved its like the perfect trifecta or something.


I completely completely recommend people not to skip this one. Charley isn't Charley but is... Reyes is AMAZING and I love how he was almost in every single chapter of the book, how impossibly in love he seems to be with Charley and how in the end no matter how much he loves her it wasn't really him who really helped her.

Charley doesn't remember who she is but seeing the same people coming inside the diner she works at over and over it's bound to make a girl suspicious especially if sex incarnate is one of them.

I don't, I can't and I really won't be able to write a good enough review (even though it's mostly my feels experience while reading the book) but when things like this come up in a book you cannot just ignore them and not share them with the world!

--Either I had some kind of extraordinary perception or I'd done a lot of LSD in my youth.---

Charley is as sarcastic as ever and I love that that part of her wasn't lost with all the other <3

Tons of feels, a lot of laughs and definitely one very big thing revealed I'm all ready set and go for 10th grave BUT before excuse me while I go reread this beauty.

When puns are being made at Cookie's expense you KNOW shit has hit the fan and things are about to get ugly.

5/5 Definitely!

--Damn it. He was an alien. I should have known. An evil, throw-me-against-a-wall-and-fuck-me alien. Aka, the worst kind.--

I'm sorry if my review was all over the place but that's exactly how you might feel when reading this book so might as well take it as a guide or warning hehehe.