sábado, 24 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: My Sweet Folly

My Sweet Folly 

by  

Laura Kinsale


 400 pages
(first published 1997)
ISBN: 0425209792 (ISBN13: 9780425209790)
Edition Language: English

Literary Awards RITA Award by Romance Writers of America Nominee for Long Historical Romance (1998)
 BLURB: After years of innocent correspondence with her husband's cousin, Folie Hamilton had him pictured in her mind as a heroic soldier. But when he returns to London after her husband's death, Folie meets a man on the edge of madness-who both frightens and fascinates her.

My rating: 3.8


She could hardly remember the unhappy girl she must have been, to develop such a passion for a man who was no more than ink upon paper.

Lo que comienza como un intercambio postal entre Folie Hamilton y Robert Cambourne, primo de su esposo, mientras este esta en la India en 1800s se convierte en una amistad con los años y luego en algo más. Sin embargo, al quedar ella viuda siete años después, él corta abruptamente la correspondencia. Años más tarde, Folie tiene 30 años , su hijastra esta en edad de presentarse en sociedad para buscar marido, y Robert es ahora su tutor legal.

La correspondencia entre ambos es una delicia.

El encuentro cara a cara entre ambos protagonistas pasa a convertir la trama en una de esas historias donde uno no esta seguro si el personaje esta loco, lo quieren volver loco, y se queda elaborando teorias descabelladas entre paranoia y sinsentidos que nos dejan en confusión.

domingo, 11 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Just One of the Boys

Just One of the Boys 

by 

Leah Rooper

Kate Rooper 


241 pages
Published October 2nd 2017 by Entangled Teen
ISBN:1640633421 (ISBN13: 9781640633421)
Edition Language:English


BLURB: Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons. But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality…even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates…  Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning...

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush title proves that wonderful things can happen when you’re brave enough to go after your dream. Dream hockey player, that is! Warning--a few locker room scenes are included...

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



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fwi - there is drunkards and mention of sex (not explicit)

muchas cosas tontas, si la chica adora tanto el hockey, ¿por que no lucho porque el coach reconociera que fue ella quien gano el puesto y no el hermano?

sigue perpetuando la idea de no pensar como niña por hablar de sentimientos o siquiera el tener sentimientos.

sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Where Would You Be Now? (The Coast Road 0.5)

Where Would You Be Now?Where Would You Be Now? (The Coast Road 0.5)

by 

Carrie Vaughn


My rating: 3 of 5 stars


¡Donde estarias ahora? Se preguntan entre si los sobrevivientes en una clinica donde el hambre es el dia a dia, y se plantean seriamente el controlar la poblaación. ¿en la universidad? de vacaciones? ¿con tu novio, tu perro, tus padres, comiendo helado o bailando en una disco? ... ¿Esto pasará o solamente va a empeorar?

Short dystopian piece about life in America after a post-disaster, day-a-day reality with problems with famine and worry about armed gangs, like many other tons of dystopia show. Still... I'd like to know more, is too short.

A clinic still working with doctors and nurses trying to help and survive, worried about fed their members and colaborators. Still uncertain about the world or if this it.

This keep remind me of another story, and yes is similar to Amaryllis ---Amaryllis and Other Stories

This is a prequel to Bannerless. Could be read online here. 

https://www.tor.com/2018/02/07/where-would-you-be-now-carrie-vaughn/

viernes, 9 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: White Sand Vol. 2

White Sand Vol. 2 

by  

Brandon Sanderson


 160 pages
Published February 21st 2018 by Dynamite
ASIN: B0759PD6ZW
Edition Language: English
BLURB: Following the loss of most of his colleagues in a violent ambush, Kenton has become Lord Mastrell of the few remaining Sand Masters, magicians who can manipulate sand to do their bidding. With the ruling council poised against him, the hot-headed Kenton must become a diplomat to have any hope of preventing the eradication of his people forever. However, there’s another complication: assassins are coming for him from all directions, and Kenton’s only true ally is Khriss, a visitor from the other side of the planet who has an agenda of her own to pursue.
White Sand Volume 2 continues the New York Times bestselling series of graphic novels, bringing a crucial chapter of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere to life exclusively in a visual format.

My rating: 3.5


I got problems once again with my e-arc pdf copy , the images were not clear and a number of missing letters do a very frustrasting reading of an otherwise engaging story, more complex this time.

Kenton, now as Lord Mastrell of the remaining sand masters require the votes of the Lords to keep The Diem . But everywhere he turns for help or alliances found old grudges against the sand masters, religious prejudice and asassins attacks.

Maybe is time that some things change. The old ways of the sand masters produced a lot of enemies. Khriss is willing to help with diplomacy ... for some information.

martes, 6 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Bint: The Night Masquerade (Binti 3)

The Night Masquerade  (Binti #3)

by  

Nnedi Okorafor


 208 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Tor.com
ISBN:0765393131 (ISBN13: 9780765393135)
Edition Language:English

 BLURB: The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.
Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their
ancient rivalry with the Meduse.
Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.
Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene--though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives--and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don't miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

My rating: 3.7


Previously: While Binti was at her father's people , the desert people, barely grasping the new knowledge delivered to her , she feel something very bad happening at the Rook , the family home.

So we deal with a overwhelmed girl, between bouts of flashbacks from the original travel to the Uni and the deaths, anxious for getting home with her family, and assaulted for all a new kind of ...language? ...mental perception? A bad trip among desert storms combating PSTD and her worst nightmares.

viernes, 2 de febrero de 2018

Reseña: Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1)

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1)

by 

Rachel Aaron


283 pages
Published July 11th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN:1500506338 (ISBN13: 9781500506339)
Edition Language:English
Literary Awards:Audie Award for Fantasy (2016)


My rating: 4.5


My bookshelves; magical-practitioners, fantasia-urbana, alternate-reality, shifters_dragons,  magia, mage, not-sure-but-not-human, hic-sunt-dracones, dystopia, psychic-clairvoyant-seer-prophet

For some, there is no more harsh judge than family. Imagine a family of power hungry and ruthless dragons where you are the fail, the shame, the runt and worst ... NICE. Julius Heartstriker is one of the youngest of Bethesda, he is pacifist and accepted that as the runt he better keep out of the way of big predators hiding in his room, being a slacker, playing games and studying online. Well, mommy dearest take the 'swim or die' approach and kick him out of home with no clothes or money, and sealed from his true form to the worst place for a dragon: Detroit Free Zone, governed by Algonquin the spirit of the Lakes (whom hates dragons).
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