martes, 28 de junio de 2016

Reseña: The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn (Novella)

Novella nominada al nebula 2015. Puede leerse aqui


Usman T. Malik

About a disenchanted young Pakistani professor who grew up and lives in the United States, but is haunted by the magical, mystical tales his grandfather told him of a princess and a Jinn who lived in Lahore when the grandfather was a boy.

This novella was acquired and edited for by consulting editor Ellen Datlow.

Cover art by Victo Ngai

 60 pages
Published April 22nd 2015 by

Edition Language:English
My rating: 2.5 stars

La relación de un niño paquistani con su abuelo, una anécdota de su pasado transformado en un cuento de una princesa que vende té bajo alero de un eucalipto, inserto en un ambiente de transplantados humildes en el llamado pais de las oportunidades, años más tarde termina convirtiéndose en un relato de busqueda de raices , y la fantasia termina entremezclándose con la realidad en una forma dificil de seguir para los lectores.

lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Ironskin (Ironskin #1)



Tina Connolly

 304 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Tor Books

ISBN:0765330598 (ISBN13: 9780765330598)
Edition Language:English
Series: Ironskin #1

Literary Awards:
Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2012), Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award (RT Award) Nominee for Fantasy Novel (2012)

Blurb: Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation"—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. 

My rating: 2.7 unwrinkle stars
Género:  historical-paranormal-fiction. Fey, Fantasia Histórica.

Aqui tenemos una suerte de mash-up de Jane Eyre, en donde se conserva el aire gótico de una casona en los páramos, con gárgolas y recovecos, un viudo con una niña mimada, más unos secretos que esta vez tienen que ver más con la post guerra con los fey.

miércoles, 22 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Stand Still, Stay Silent: Book 1 (Novela Gráfica)


Stand Still, Stay Silent: Book 1 


Minna Sundberg

First Edition, 329 pages
Published 2015 by Hiveworks (first published November 1st 2013)

Edition Language:English
Literary Awards
Reuben Award 2015 - Online Comics – Long Form (2015)
90 Years Has Passed since the great illness, and most of the old world has been forgotten and left to the mercy of trolls, beasts and giants. A small Nordic team of explorers heads out on the first official research mission.

A light-hearted journey of friendship and camaraderie, with elements of Nordic mythology and some horror.
My rating: 3.7 nordic felines stars

"The First Rule for survival outside of the safe areas: If you come across a Beast, a Troll or a Giant, do not run or call for help but stand still and stay silent. It might go away."
—Stand Still, Stay Silent

Where the Nordic Countries will be probably contain the last of human population after the apocalypse or After the Rash plague.


martes, 21 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Señales en el Camino

Popsugar Challenge 2016: (#36) Un viaje por carretera.

Señales en el Camino 


Roger Zelazny

 210 pages
  (first published October 1979)
Original Title:Roadmarks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caminante no hay camino
se hace camino al andar

(Antonio Machado)

viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Binti (Binti #1)

Ganadora a mejor Novella premio Nebula 2015



Nnedi Okorafor

96 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by 
Blurb: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

ISBN:0765384469 (ISBN13: 9780765384461)
Edition Language:English
Series:Binti #1
Literary Awards: Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novella (2016), Nebula Award for Best Novella (2015), Locus Award Nominee for Best Novella (2016)
My rating: 3.5 ethnic stars (de 5)

It work really well for me, until that end, the struggle of a young woman among different cultures, taking hold in her own, was the most interesting.


domingo, 12 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Summerlong

{{Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley and Tachyon Publications}}



Peter S. Beagle

240 pages

Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Tachyon Publications 

ISBN: 1616962445 (ISBN13: 9781616962449)
Edition Language:English

My rating: 3 estrellas.(de 5)

Género: Ficcion Literaria.

{{Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley and Tachyon Publications}}

Primera impresión: Con visos de realismo mágico. De amores, veranitos de San Juan, y blues.


A medium age couple in a going relationship for 22 years, he is a 66 y.o. retired historian living in Gardner Island (across Seattle) , she is a 55 y.o. flying attendant; both divorced, have their own homes but virtually rise together her daughter. Friends. Lovers. On a everyday laughts and fights. Content, I said.

Until one day in her usual restaurant a young waitress, Lioness, catch their attention. Abe gets a guest in his garage, and some things starting slowly to change.

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Haffling (Haffling #1) -Novela Gráfica

{{Digital copy thanks to ReadNow at Netgalley}}

Haffling (Haffling #1)


Caleb James

274 pages

Published July 11th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN:1623808952 (ISBN13: 9781623808952)
Edition Language: English
Series: Haffling #1
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Genero: fantasia Urbana. YA. MM.romance.

It's was a solid 4 stars until the too neat end, and some loose endings.

Alex is a 16 y.o. concerned with keeping her little sister, Alice, safe with food, roof, and school. Her mother is a schizophrenic, and he maintain the things running. But when her mother dissapear the careful constructed card house is starting to fall appart.

martes, 7 de junio de 2016

Reseña: White Sand, Volume 1 (White Sand, #1)

White Sand, Volume 1 


Brandon Sanderson

Graphic Novel, 160 pages


Expected publication: June 21st 2016 by Dynamic Forces

ISBN 1606908855 (ISBN13: 9781606908853)
Edition Language English
Series White Sand #1

Genero: Fantasia, Accion/aventura. Novela Gráfica

My rating: 3.5 sandy stars

I got this digital copy thanks to Read Now at NetGalley, but sadly the copy is not good quality -blurred and pixelated- so I think that diminesh the experience.

Well, this is not a new Sanderson book, actually is a never published old Sanderson book (before Elantris, so is in the Cosmere verse). This time, the magical system take us to a culture of Sand Masters, a divided world -darkside and lighside- , and religious fanatics. Sounds familiar?

sábado, 4 de junio de 2016

Reseña: Monstress # 6 (novela grafica)

Monstress #6


Marjorie M. Liu

My rating:4.5 stars

Genero: Novela Grafica. Fantasia Oscura. Acción.

I want a poster of this cover. (and the one with the armour)

Talking about surprise, surprise. We get some answers, and now have other questions.

Stunning art.

Love Kippa.