sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017

Recomendaciones de Manga Yaoi

 RECOMENDACIONES DE SEPTIEMBRE


A aquellos que les gusta el manga yaoi, esto es homoerotismo, y que sois mayores de edad, que esto es con alto contenido sexual y de violencia les recomiendo mis descubrimientos en este género. Ambos bastante diferentes.



Crimson Spell, Vol. 1

(Book #1 of Crimson Spell)

Upon wielding an ancient sword that has been passed down through his royal family for generations, Prince Vald is struck by a curse that turns him into a demon! In search of guidance, Vald appeals to the powerful sorcerer Halvi for help, and the two set out on a journey to break the curse. However, there is one thing the handsome sorcerer is keeping secret from the young prince—the raging demon that Vald turns into every night can only be calmed when Halvi satisfies his lust! And so begins their epic journey in search of clues to break the young prince’s curse.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences.
Esto es alta fantasía / fantasia épica, hay un príncipe con una espada maldita que se convierte en demonio, un hechicero que le ayuda , con segundas intenciones, una búsqueda por una cura. Mucho sexo. Otros demonios, y magos, y ladrones y princesas, y dragones y animales de lo más raros.

El dibujo es precioso, hay humor y mucha acción.

Hay 5 volumenes publicados hasta ahora.

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El otro recomendado es más actual, con una trama muy distinta, nos presenta un mundo criminal moderno, de los yakusa.


囀る鳥は羽ばたかない 1 (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai 1)

Twittering Birds Never Fly #1

by

Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.

https://www.junemanga.com

Esto es mucho drama, angst, y cosas criminales, personajes muy disfuncionales y atraidos hacia otros hombres. Jefes y asesinos mafiosos japoneses, conspiraciones y dramas personales. 

Hay cuatro volumenes publicados.

martes, 26 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Fish-Boy

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Fish-Boy 

by 

Vanita Oelschlager


48 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Vanita Books
ISBN13:9781938164200
Edition Language: English
BLURB: The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy people and peculiar creatures. The Inuit people there have made traditional use of remarkable folk tales to find truth and explain the mysteries of an astonishing world.
In Fish-Boy, An Inuit Folk Tale, Vanita Oelschlager retells a tale passed down by a wise old Inuit. It's an origin story involving
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


  My shelves: art-illustrated, netgalley, adventure, myth-and-legends, for-kids, folk-tale

An Inuit folktale where during an trade expedition, a wise old man begins to tell a story about why there are so many birds in a certain part of the islands. Here is narrated the tale of Fish-boy.

Lesson left by this story:

Respect for the elders - Teragloona. As source of wisdom and cultural heritage.

domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: John Carter: The End (comic)

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John Carter: The End

Writer: Brian Woods, Alex Cox

Art: Hayden Sherman

 Cover: Juan Doe




BLURB: Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll on Mars. Conflict burns across the landscape. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for their lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope?

My rating:  2.8 stars

John Carter and Dejah Thorin after centuries , appears to becoming to the ending of a cicle in Barsoom. The wear and tear of the couple is noticeable, either for the long years, or because of the harsh living conditions on Titan. When the Martians seek their help again, the truth seems to end up leading them to final separation.

The plot seems credible, although with that output a little deus-ex-machina so suitable of the genre of science fiction. Be prepared for some surprises.

sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

 by 

Ilona Andrews


 328 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Ace
ISBN:0425270696 (ISBN13: 9780425270691)
Edition Language:English

 BLURB: Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this…
Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar…
Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.
The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…

 My rating: 5 of 5 stars


My shelves: fantasia-urbana, series-favoritas, shapeshifters, mythology, lions-tigers-cougar-jaguars, shifters_bear, shifters_hyena-or-bouda, magia, myth-and-legends, swordswoman, shifter_raven

Happy Fangirl Status:


I'm happy because my Roman is awesome.
And grey villains - Roland (sicópata y todo)
And Cristopher
And the witches.
And Andrea.

Also I'll love to read a side-story of Kate's family.


A little sorprised by a*-Jim.

I got the hunch that the author watched too many times Fantasia :P

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En esta novena entrega de Kate Daniels en una Atlanta post-shift donde la magia ha echado abajo edificios y tecnologia, y se debe tener cuidado con quien te maldice, con brujas y seres de leyendas, incluyendo a dioses antiguos, monstruos y dizque angeles. Llega el el tan esperado encuentro de la protagonista con su padre, un ser  tremendamente poderoso y que hace temblar solo con su nombre.

Bueno, no queda de otra.

Es fantastico, literalmente, todo lo que pasa entonces.

martes, 19 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Disney Manga: Descendants the Rotten to the Core Trilogy Volume 2

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Disney Manga: Descendants the Rotten to the Core Trilogy Volume 2 

by  

Jason Muell (Adaptación)


80 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by TokyoPop
ISBN:1427856893 (ISBN13: 9781427856890)
Edition Language:English

BLURB; The children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the Isle of the Lost. . . until now. Invited to pristine Auradon, to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos must carryout their villain parents evil plot to rule once again. Will the rebel teens follow in their rotten parents' footsteps or will they choose to embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

My bookshelves:  vi-primero-la-pelicula, me-quedo-con-la-pelicula, graphic-novel, netgalley, ya-juvenil, teen-protagonist, highschool-scene, heroes-and-villains, media-tie-in, fairytale, fantasy


This is the second part of the trilogy based upon the Disney's picture where four teen children of villains that live in exile in the Isle of Lost, have the opportunity of go to school at Aralon (where the good characters of the fairytales live). The original idea was stole some magical object to release their parents, but ...

Well, the manga style of the drawing does very little to help differentiate between the protagonists of the story, and for this it detracts from all the small eccentricities that make the flesh-and-blood version of this youthful fantasy with characters of children of villains an engaging story.

I'm sorry, but it's not what I expected.

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Dog Daze (Honey Moon 1)

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Dog Daze (Honey Moon #2)

by 

Sofi Benitez

  240 pages
Published May 31st 2017 by Rabbit Publishers
ISBN: 1943785198 (ISBN13: 9781943785193)
Edition Language_English

BLURB: WANTING TO START A BUSINESS together to earn some spending money, Honey Moon and her friends have a magical idea. In the town where every day is Halloween night, Honey and friends start a dog–walking service called the Sleepy Hollow Howlers. But when the business becomes more than the girls can handle, dog–walking suddenly takes on a new leash and fur flies with disastrous and entertaining results.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My shelves. art-illustrated, children-protagonist, contemporary-fiction, for-kids, literatura-infantil, netgalley, 

This is a spin-off of Harry Moon series by Mark Andrew Poe, where Honey Moon is his 10 year old sister.

Is summer in Sleepy Hollow, MA, and Honey Moon goes to the rescue of a dog under the rain. Later, the dog shelter gives her the idea of starting a dog-walking service with her friend Becky.

viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit 2)

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On the Chase (Rocky Mountain K9, #2)

by  

Katie Ruggle


416 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN:1492643076 (ISBN13: 9781492643074)
Edition Language:English
Series:Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2

BLURB: After witnessing a horrifying crime, Kaylee is forced to flee to a small Colorado mountain town and take on a new identity. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel worker trying to avoid the dangerously attractive K-9 Officer Hugh Murdoch. When an accident leaves Hugh and his K-9 partner, Lexi, on desk duty, both are anxious for Hugh to heal. Until then, the highlight of his day is teasing the beautiful but mysterious new kennel employee. Their simmering attraction fuels a passionate kiss—interrupted by a sniper’s bullet. With targets on both of their backs, Grace and Hugh will do whatever it takes to stay alive…not realizing the most dangerous threat of all is hiding right in front of their noses.

Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Series:
Run to Ground (Book 1)
On the Chase (Book 2)

My rating: 2.8 running stars

My bookshelves: netgalley, w_police-detective, contemporary-fiction,  romance, insta-lust-or-luv, accion

I do not read the previous book, but the plot is understood without any problem.

Kaylee has her dream life in California, great job, nice home, good clothes, and maybe a dream boyfriend , but then her dream come crushing down with awful reality when she sees something horrible in a party and feel that is more safe to flee frightened for her life.

I really wanted to like this book, that is, a hot cop that works with dogs, and a girl who runs away who ends up working in a kennel? Pasapacá. But the story differs somewhat from that. Unlike other readers, I would have complained a great deal more -internally- in case I had to leave behind all that had been achieved with so much effort in a matter that was not my fault. (And in my case, I would have even regretted having helped those strangers, in fact. Although the latter really were lip service.) So, I like Grace. Yes, she is not a wall flower, and acts when it count.

jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Charmed: A Thousand Deaths (comic)

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Charmed: A Thousand Deaths 

by  

Written by Erica Schultz

Art by Maria Sanapo

Colors by Haertwork Studios
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Cover by Joe Corroney


136 pages
Expected publication: October 24th 2017 by Dynamite Entertainment
ISBN:1524104132 (ISBN13: 9781524104139)
Edition Language:English

BLURB: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to continue the story of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige, television's fan-favorite witches, in all-new adventures set within the official continuity of Charmed!

A dark force has set its sights on the art world of San Francisco, utilizing a gallery exhibit to feed souls to the underworld and unleash demons into our reality. Only the Power of Three, harnessed by the Halliwell sisters, can stop the madness!

My rating: 2.5 nothing new under 3P stars

My shelves; comics, demons, graphic-novel, magia, media-tie-in, netgalley, tv-serie-based, warlock-or-sorcerer, witches-wizards
Situated in the 4th season of the show, apparently after the fourth episode, because Paige is there and there is a brief mention of Cole as a lawyer and nothing else. It is a typical adventure of the witches, with a villain invested in get rid of them; Paige interested in some guy; Phoebe with struggles at the newspaper; and Piper trying to mantain business and sisters afloat.


jueves, 7 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: El Club de los Héroes Trágicos

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El Club de los Héroes Trágicos 

by  

Pablo J. Donetch



Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published February 17th 2017
ASIN:B06WVG1G3W
Edition Language:Spanish

BLURB: Emilia es una joven exitosa abogada que trabaja en una compañía de seguros multinacional. Su labor es simple: conseguir resquicios para no pagar las pólizas. Su carrera ha sido una seguidilla de éxitos hasta que un día llega a su escritorio la carpeta con el caso de Matías Montes, muerto en un choque de buses urbanos y a cuya viuda se le debe pagar una inmensa cantidad de dinero. La investigación de Emilia para evitar pagar millones de dólares la llevará por el camino más intrincado que le haya tocado transitar, descubriendo a cada paso que la muerte de Montes implica bastante más que una simple colisión.


My rating: 2 of 5 stars

bookshelves: chile, legal-mystery, w_lawyer, contemporary-fiction


Donde mis dos estrellas son generosas.

¿De qué se trata el libro? Una abogada que trabaja en un compañía de seguros GoodLife que en mi mente continuaba leyendo como Metlife y se especializa en buscar resquicios para no pagar dichos seguros, debe investigar como no pagar por una muerte en un microbus.

martes, 5 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn, #6) Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm 

by  

Dana Simpson


160 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN:1449483593 (ISBN13: 9781449483593)
The first Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel!

Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who

is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm.

My rating: 3.5 lonely stars.


A storm has caused a blackout, and oh heavens, how can you live without electricity? but apparently it is not something as simple as meteorology but there may be a magic cause.


Unlike previous releases of Phoebe and her best friend Marigold the Unicorn, in the form of a comic strip, with short cartoons, sometimes jumping from one subject to another, this time the presentation of the adventure is a graphic novel.

sábado, 2 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel 

Adapted by Mariah Marsden

  
232 pages
Expected publication: October 24th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN:144947960X (ISBN13: 9781449479602)
Edition Language:English
 
BLURB: Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation.

 The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.

My rating: 3.5 kindred stars

My shelves: netgalley, book-to-graphic-novel, graphic-novel, classics,  coming-of-age, situ-1870s


The story about the orphan girl going to live to Avonlea has become a beloved classical . Her long dialogues full of hyperbolic wonder -and despair- and her life with the Cuthber siblings in a small community in Prince Edward are a delight to read.



In this adaptation of the novel as graphic novel we see moments of great success, and others in which the continuity is lost.

viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017

Reseña: Halloween Nightmares (Harry Moon)

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Halloween Nightmares 

by  

Mark Andrew Poe


200 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Rabbit Publishers (first published September 16th 2015)
ISBN:9781943785
Edition Language: English
 BLURB: While others his age are trick-or-treating, Harry Moon, the wizard of eighth grade, is flying on a magic cloak named Impenetrable. Harry speeds past severed hands, cauldrons, and graveyard witching rituals for it is Halloween night in Sleepy Hollow. Before the spookiest night of the year can end, Harry must unravel a decade old curse or the good people of Sleepy Hollow will fall under its dark spell at the annual Halloween Bonfire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

  My shelves: netgalley, for-kids, teen-protagonist, magia, magos-magicians,  art-illustrated, fantasia-urbana


“What all boys and girls are destined to become if they simply believe.”
Mary looked questioningly at the stranger with the periwinkle eyes.
“They become magic,” he said with a smile.

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Harry Moon has turned 13 and has a destiny ahead serving the Great Magician; he lives in Sleepy Hollow, where by a commercial agreement they celebrate Halloween every day, but where he actually fights against the evil Mayor and the darkness.
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