sábado, 26 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Broken Banners (a Reaper of Stone #2)

Broken Banners (A Reaper of Stone, #2)Broken Banners (a Reaper of Stone #2)


Mark Gelineau

Blurb: Slaughtered and left for crows, soldiers of the King’s Army lay dead in a field. A grim reminder: the king’s law ends at the gates of the capital. Elinor fought for what she believed and now she is an outcast. No soldier will follow her. No officer will stand with her. Yet when she finds her brothers and sisters slaughtered, she cannot turn her back on them.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

**Digital ARC courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. **

My rating: 2.75 stars of 5

My bookshelf: warriors, netgalley,  fantasia-epica, adventure, novella-novelette, ends-in-cliffhanger

Maybe because is a novella I feel the lack of some deep thoughts from the main character (Elinor), however, the change of 3 different POV could be part of the reason.

Aldis is asigned to a task. Elinor make it happen. The open end. Well , in fact is a tbc.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan saga #16) -en progreso

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga, #16)

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #16)


 344 pages

Published February 2nd 2016 by Baen (first published February 1st 2016) 

ISBN 1476781222 (ISBN13: 9781476781228)
Edition Language English

BLURB: Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his life.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 My bookshelves: space-opera, faraway-from-earth, ciencia-ficcion, romance

Después de los decepcionantes romances de Miles e Ivan, debo tragarme mis palabras acerca de que Bujold no sabe escribir romance, esto en contraste a ser brillante a la hora de escribir intriga militar y politica, cuestionables escenarios morales y aventuras en el espacio, su humor bizarro y la fuerza de sus heroinas. Pero romance... bueno, eso cambió con este libro.

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Autumm Bones (Agent of Hel #2)

Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel, #2)Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel #2)


Jacqueline Carey

413 pages

Published October 7th 2014 by Roc (first published October 1st 2013)

ISBN 0451465210 (ISBN13: 9780451465214)
Edition Language English
BLURB: Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal — as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My bookshelves:  fantasia-urbana, paranormal-romance, love-triangle-or-maybe-quartet, demons, demon-spawn, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans, not-sure-but-not-human, fae-or-fey-or-faery, magia, magical-practitioners, vampiros, dioses-y-semidioses, myth-and-legends

Pemwoket es un pequeño centro de actividad eldritch sustentado por la magia provista por el inframundo nórdico de la diosa Hel, y su agente Daisy, y que es punto turistico paranormal.

Bueno, Daisy sigue con esa noción de no poner todos los huevos en un solo canasto, o algo asi....

De modo que nos la encontramos citándose con (1) Sinclair porque no puede tener a Cody. Quien tampoco es exactamente un humano comun y corriente y termina trayendo problemas mayores a la ciudad. Luego esta (2) Cody, el hombrelobo de closet, que da señales contradictorias, y el cual es gran cretino no dispuesto a salir de un imperativo ¿cultural o genético?. Y luego esta (3) Stefan, el Outcast, caballero medieval y tragico y blah, que por ser inmortal me parece que juega a largo plazo y que no terminaria teniendo un final muy feliz (porque hola Ragnarok).

sábado, 19 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Monstress #4 (Novela Gráfica)

Monstress #4Monstress #4 


Marjorie M. Liu



Published March 16th 2016 by Image Comics

Edition Language English

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My bookshelves: dark-fantasy, graphic-novel,  here-be-monsters, horror

Given the brevity of this installment, I'm beginning to think I should wait for the compilation volume. . .


lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) --en progreso

Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4)Marked in Flesh 


Anne Bishop

399 pages

Published March 8th 2016 by Penguin/Roc

ISBN 0451474473 (ISBN13: 9780451474476)
Edition Language English

BLURB: For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

My rating: 4.5 howling stars

My bookshelves: wait-2016, dark-fantasy, shapeshifters, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans, vampiros, psychic-clairvoyant-seer-prophet, not-sure-but-not-human, elementals, alternate-reality, shifter_bear, shifters_crow, shifters_hawk

“We’re not here to take care of you humans,” he said. “We never were. We’re here to take care of the world.”


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miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Fire Touched (mercy Thompson #9) -em progreso

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)Fire Touched 


Patricia Briggs

342 pages

Published March 8th 2016 by Ace

ISBN 0425256766 (ISBN13: 9780425256763)
Edition Language English
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BLURB: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

 My bookshelves: wait-2015, series-favoritas, wait-2016, shapeshifters, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans, fantasia-urbana, married-couple, fae-or-fey-or-faery,
 He thought he was fighting a girl with a stick when he was fighting Adam’s mate, Coyote’s daughter, armed with Lugh’s staff.

Seems too much deus ex machina - but Do I Care about it? Heck no.

Old fashion fairytale kind of Fae, werewolves, old acquitances, politics. I laughed, worried, and be a little sad.

My expression while reading

-RTC later--

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martes, 8 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Unappreciated Gifts (Alpha y Omega #3.5)

Este comentario es de Unappreciated Gifts (Alpha y Omega #3.5) de Patricia Briggs contenido en este volumen.

A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of StoriesA Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories
 Kevin J. Anderson

Published October 9th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 28th 2014) 
ISBN13 9781614752011

4 silly wolfy stars.

Unappreciated Gifts by Patricia Briggs
 Some members of Adam's pack think Asil should get out more, so they've challenged him to accept a series of blind dates . . .
  (uno tan sólo se pregunta quién es capaz de querer embromar al temible Moor...)

Todo comienza con un e-mail, y puede decirse que con un reto a enfrentar 5 citas a ciegas (hechas en sitios de citas en linea) con unas pequeñas especificaciones.

A successful date is one in which a) neither party runs screaming into the night b) there are no dead bodies at the end of it and c) lasts longer than two hours—at least an hour and a half of which is spent with your date—which is an hour and fifty minutes longer than we expect any date of yours to last.

life ruff dog 48

lunes, 7 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Billy Elliot

Billy ElliotBilly Elliot 


Melvin Burgess

160 pages

Published September 5th 2013 by Chicken House Ltd (first published March 26th 2001)

ISBN 1909489182 (ISBN13: 9781909489189)
Edition Language English
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, dancer, vi-primero-la-pelicula, movie-novelization, children-protagonist, classical-dancer

(Reto Popsugar #14: Libro que puedes terminar en un día)

You can’t give up being just yourself

Con el escenario de fondo de una de las mayores huelgas de mineros en Inglaterra en los años 80's tenemos esta historia acerca de un niño y su familia persiguiendo sus sueños: unos por conseguir mejores condiciones de vida para los mineros del carbón, y el otro descubriendo dentro de él una habilidad que le puede llevar muy lejos , viviendo una vida totalmente diferente. 

Reseña: Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac (Joshua Franklin Hill #1)

Historia corta o novelette.

Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding ManiacChapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac (Joshua Franklin Hill #1)


Marie Sexton

44 pages
Published December 15th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 27th 2012)

ISBN13 9780991415380
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

bookshelves:  m-m, contemporary-fiction, w_writer, novelette-short, mxm-erotica-romance

Sweet and fun.

     “I thought you wanted to dig up my floor!” As soon as I said it, I realized I sounded defensive. I also began to wonder if “dig up my floor” sounded like a euphemism for something else entirely, and I felt myself blushing again.
     “Did you change your mind about letting me?”
     “Did you change your mind about the sex?”
     “Well then, not much reason to stay.” He turned to leave, but stopped in my door and glanced at me over his shoulder.  “Give me a call if you change your mind.”
     It wasn’t until after he left that I stopped to wonder if he was talking about the floor or the sex.

Reseña: Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1)

Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1)Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1)


Jacqueline Carey

399 pages

Published October 1st 2013 by Roc (first published October 2nd 2012)

ISBN 0451414837 (ISBN13: 9780451414830)
Edition Language English

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

bookshelves: fantasia-urbana, not-sure-but-not-human, dioses-y-semidioses, demons, fae-or-fey-or-faery, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans,  norse-mythology, love-triangle-or-maybe-quartet, ondines, demon-spawn

If you’re vacationing in Pemkowet, or anywhere on the planet with a functioning underworld, do not mess around with a Ouija board. The spirit you summon might just pay a visit. Mom learned that the hard way, and I’m living proof of it.
Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn. That’s me

Le iba a poner 3,5 estrellas, pero considerando el buen rato que pasé leyendolo, lo dejo así.

domingo, 6 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)


 Danielle L. Jensen

464 pages

Published June 2nd 2015 by Angry Robot

ISBN 0857664727 (ISBN13: 9780857664723)
Edition Language English
My rating: 3,5 estrellas de 5

bookshelves: magia, trolls, fantasy, singer, witches-wizards, princess-and-or-prince, nobility, reyes-y-reinas, fae-or-fey-or-faery, teen-protagonist, w_opera-singer

El receso pareció servir, porque terminó gustandome despues de un par de meses. Aunque debo decir que ya veia hace rato por donde iba el famoso 'misterio', se veia a leguas.

The action continue after Cecile is out of Trollus and performing at the opera.

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2016

Reseña: Red River (Pack #2)

Este libro lo gané en un giveaway organizado aqui: http://heartsonfirereviews.com/

Es el primer libro que leo de este autor, y sentía curiosidad por conocer su trabajo.

Red River (Pack, #2)Red River 


Cardeno C.

 122 páginas aprox.

Published January 19th 2016 by The Romance Authors, LLC

Edition LanguageEnglish
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

bookshelves: m-m, shapeshifters, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans,  mxm-romance-paranormal

I'm a bit lost about set a warning in here because after reading tons of M/M material (coffanfictioncof) I know that this particular issue put off many people. Alas Spoiler: -------> after Harry Potter's fanfic explanations of magical wombs and potions, and c-sections, though this was a new one, it was really weird and gross :P <.------------------

I didn't read the first novel of the serie, but I think that can be read as stand alone.
It's a short novel, but I think that the trope of 'misunderstanding' that maybe could works in some comedies, is not working here because is center to the comprehension between the couple. Jobe took a LOT for granted. Not cool. What happen with talk the things in detail to get to know each other instead of "oh, I thought you knew" after all the business is done?

And the sex, sorry but not steamy either.

So. Nope.

(I won this ebook in a giveaway. Thanks guys)
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