viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

Reseña: Monstress 5 (Novela Gráfica)

Monstress #5 

by  

Marjorie M. Liu

Art: Sana Takeda

Published April 13th 2016 by Image Comics

 Maika is confronted by a powerful Arcanic and struggles with the monster inside her. Meanwhile, the conflict between the human and the Arcanic factions is growing more volatile.

My rating: 4  stars

My Bookshelves; serie favorita, dark fantasy, graphic novel


 
I hunger, and I rage-- and I tell myself there is nothing else inside me.

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Despite everything is going on, Maiko is searching for answers about the past.

-The 'grays' here, are sudenly more black-ish.

-The details in the art are gorgeous.

http://marjoriemliu.com/comics/monstress-5/

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

Reseña: The Mouse that Roared


(Leido para Reto Popsugar #38: un libro satírico)




The Mouse That Roared 

by  

Leonard Wibberley



152 pages
first published February 195
Edition Language_English

 In Leonard Wibberley’s classic political satire, a tiny backwards country decides the only way to survive a sudden economic downturn is to declare war on the United States and lose to get foreign aid – but things don’t go according to plan.


My rating: 3 stars

My bookshelves: satirical, vi-primero-la-pelicula, literary-fiction,  cold-war



Erase que se era un pequeño ducado en el norte de los Alpes Suizos fundado por un mercenario inglés en el siglo XIV, que pasó a llamarse Grand Fenwick (veáse el escudo arriba). “By remarkable good fortune, Sir Roger had chosen to establish his duchy in a spot which lay on no great trade route, possessed no mines of precious metals or metals of any kind, had no harbours or great waterways and indeed nothing whatever to commend it to a conqueror.”

Sin más que cinco mil habitantes, su economia se encontraba basada en su vino Pinot. Bueno, eso fue hasta que ya no ...


Reseña: El Rithmatista (Rithmatista #1)

El Rithmatista (El Rithmatista, #1)El Rithmatista (Rithmatista #1)

by  

Brandon Sanderson


448 pages
(first published May 13th 2013)
Original Title The Rithmatist
ISBN 8466655867 (ISBN13: 9788466655866)
Edition Language Spanish
My rating: 3.5 stars





Con un escenario de Estados Unidos convertido en un montón de islas en el siglo XX (lo cual nos deja con la duda si esto por el diluvio, quizás, o una guerra u otra cosa), nos vemos bajo el punto de vista de Joel Saxon, un muchacho de 16 años, en la Academia Armedius en Jamestown, en la isla de Nueva Britania, donde enseñan a estudiantes rhitmatistas y 'normales'.


jueves, 14 de abril de 2016

Reseña: The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

by  

J.R. Ward

592 pages

Published April 1st 2014 by Penguin Group (USA)

ISBN:110160218X (ISBN13: 9781101602188)
Edition Language: English
Blurb:
  Long live the King...

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle—with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response—or the distance it creates between them.
The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?


My rating: 1,5  of 5 stars

Bookshelves  adult-mature, fantasia-urbana, oh-no-he-didnt, paranormal-romance, vampiros, warriors

Pimps and drug dealers are NOT romantic/tormented heroes .

Also, not impressed with Wrath.

lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

Reseña: Doorways in the Sand

Doorways in the SandDoorways in the Sand 

by  

Roger Zelazny


240 pages

(first published March 1976)


ISBN: 006100328X (ISBN13: 9780061003288)
Edition Language: English

Literary Awards:
Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (1976), Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1976), Locus Award Nominee for Best Novel (1976)

My rating: 4,5 estrellas de 5



The hot sands had shouted them through me all afternoon, then night's frigid breezes had whispered the motto at the overdone lamb chop, my ear: “You are a living example of the absurdity of things.”




Se dice que Zelazny escribió esto sin hacerle rectificaciones. Contiene aliens, referencias literarias varias, surrealismo bordeando en la sátira, prosa hermosa por momentos, visos de género detectivesco, y, claro está, fantasía.

(O, bien podria decirse que es: Como Zelazny Re-escribió Alicia a Través del Espejo ... o su versión estereoisómerica, con un pequeño twist)

sábado, 9 de abril de 2016

Reseña: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (Novela Gráfica)

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (of 4)

by  

Mike Johnson

 

First Edition IDW Publishing Abril 2016

40 páginas.

http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/star-trek-manifest-destiny-1/

My rating: 3.5 stars of 5

My Bookshelves  adventure, ciencia-ficcion, graphic-novel, netgalley,

(Digital Arc gently provided by Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors)



We are back with the Enterprise adventures after the 2009 crew. (el personaje menos logrado en dibujo ens Kirk)

The first pages introduced the violence and conqueror's Klingon behaviour; and Bones really rocks in this volume.


lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

Reseña: Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2)

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2)Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2)

by  

Chloe Neill

  

357 pages

(first published  2009)


ISBN:045122793X (ISBN13: 9780451227935)
Edition Language English

 Blurb:
 Vamps in Chicago!
 You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet.


My rating: 2.5 stars

First thought : where is the rest of the book?

I push myself to finish this book because I included it in a challenge.

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