domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2014

Closed for the holidays

I'm away for the holidays. I took a 3 week holiday and made it a European trip :) I thought I'd have easy access to the Internet but so far I've been wrong. So, I'm officially pausing my blogging for the next few days.  I'll be back the first week of January.

Merry Christmas,  happy holidays,  happy Hanukkah...

Take care.

Blyssful lies(The Blyss Trilogy #2) by J.C. Cliff

** Got an ARC from the author and this is an honest review  **

This book starts exactly where we left in Blyss (book 1) so yeah, you have to read the previous book to really get into this one. If you liked Blyss you'll love Blyssful lies.

My review in one sentence: it's freaking amazing.

As I said with Blyss, this is nothing like I've read before. Some people might feel uncomfortable with this story but I loved it. It's so dark,  so romantic in a creepy way, so romantic in an enigmatic way, involving drugs and human trafficking... I just couldn't put it down. I love each character,  the way they are written made it easy to me to get to their feelings.

Nick's the kind of man who has a hard time taking no for an answer. That's a very precise way to describe him.

Travis knows what he wants an he knows how to give it...and I want some of that!

And Julianna,  the poor thing is really screwed in this book.

I can't wait for book 3!

lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2014

Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

This one is actually 3.5 stars (note to self: make image for half stars)

**ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review!**

This book is about a girl and her mother who are both always in the run, trying to stay away from Edie's abusive father. They've been moving around Canada but then everything goes from bad to worse they move to London...and Edie's mom disappears.
Edie has to go on survival mode and eventually decides she has to start searching for her mother.

The plot was nice but I just couldn't like Edie. I know this is YA and I know Edie's 15 years old but she just acts so, so, like a teenager that I wanted to smack some sense in her a lot while reading. I mean, her mother was missing, she was alone in a country she didn't know, she didn't know anybody and instead of being preoccupied for her situation she worried if she was looking good enough when Jermaine was around.

If Edie wasn't so Edie I think I'd like this book; plus I knew how this was going to end from the beginning. Way too predictable. Not sure about recommending it.

miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2014

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

**ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review!**

This is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've read in my life; I mean it's about a woman with cancer, do I have to say more?

None of my family members nor friends have had cancer. The illness hasn't affected me personally so I had the impression this book wasn't going to affect me. I was wrong.

This book is about Daisy, Jack's 27-years-old wife, who's been cancer free for 3 years. In that "cancerversary" followup test she's diagnosed with cancer again. But this time is all over her body and the prognosis is, well, a few months more in this world.

Daisy is the one telling the story. She has this OCD kind of behavior, making lists of everything she needs to do to her house and one day she just comes with the idea of looking for a new wife to Jack.

Every chapter was more heartbreaking than the last one. You can see her grieving, getting angrier, pushing him away, trying to find her replacement, getting jelous when someone comes in the picture...and getting sicker and dying a bit more every page.

I cried when she cried, cried when she got angry because I understood her feelings even when I'm not in her position and never have been before. I cried when she was pushing Jack away and also cried when she was trying to pull him back.

And when my heart was so broke, it was broken in a million pieces, then the last chapter came; and it was Jack talking, not Daisy. Every single one of those million pieces broke into more little pieces. I cried like I haven't cried in years. I finished the book, crying, turned off my Kindle, crying, took a deep breath and started to cry harder than before. 
I know it was fiction but the truth is it happens. Stories like this happen to real people. 

No one should go through all that. Cancer shouldn't exist, not even as a fiction illness.

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

Captivated by You (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day

I met Gideon Cross in July 2013; book 3 had hit the stores a few months back. A friend told me about the "trilogy" she was reading and I decided to read it too so we could discuss it later. We were both beginning our reading addiction, we didn't know who Sylvia Day was, we didn't know it was no longer a trilogy...
If we had known the the trilogy was a series was incomplete I'm sure we wouldn't have read it back then.

I was so pissed last year when they changed the publish date and I got even angrier when I read book 4 and 5 were already written but the publisher was holding them. I almost promised myself I wouldn't read Sylvia anymore. Almost.

When she announced Captivated by you was going to be published on Nov. 18 I didn't jump out of happiness. I waited for that date to see if it was true. I'm not a fan of her publisher if you haven't noticed.

And then Nov. 18 came, I got the book. And was disappointed. Very, very much.

Was it a good story? Mmmm yes, you can say that.
Was it worth the waiting? Absolutely not.

I gave 3 stars because if you read the 4 books, one after the other, not waiting almost two years to continue the story, yes, is a nice way to spend some time reading.
But honestly, this book isn't worth it. It's just fillers and sex and then more sex and then some more. Overall this book was just flat,repetitive, and sometimes even boring, nothing sustancial happened in this book.
As I read a few days ago (I can't remember where, I think it was GoodReads), this series just lost its momentum. I don't feel connected to this story anymore.

Devoted to Him (Davison & Allegra #2) by Sofia Tate

**ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review!**

This book starts two months after what happened at the end of book 1. But as it starts with Davison doing a resume of what happened in that time we really don't have any breaks in the story. Chapter one connects smoothly the end of book one with this book.

It's on double POV format (yeii!!) so we get to see the story through the eyes and feelings of Allegra AND Davison's.
The personalities and the relationship of this two keeps evolving on this book. Allegra's more confident with each passing day even though sometimes she struggles with it. Davison keeps melting the ice around him, becoming more open and caring...even happy thanks to Allegra.

The one thing I loved the most about this book is that I got to know Davison better; this book is his. I had this image of him I've made up during Breathless for him and he proved me right and showed some more. I got to see a sexy, romantic, caring, possessive, overprotective, and perfect boyfriend material that's called Davison. I was already in love with him and this book made me love him more. Allegra's part was very nice but Davison owned this book.

About the sex part...there was a lot involved. They were like little rabbits. I'm not complaining! I loved each escene. They're so well described that I got the chills every now and then and could almost feel him nibbling my earlobe, tasting my flesh on his tongue...ok, I have to stop this line of thoughts.

At the end of Breathless for him I said there was no need of book 2, the story seemed to have had its closure. Sofia proved me wrong. There was enough material on Davison part to create this wonderful book 2. *Clap clap clap* *hands down* for Sofia Tate.

lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

Rating system

Just to claryfy, here's my rating system:

I try to write reviews that draw upon my particular opinion and a semi-professional viewpoint. I mean, my reviews are according to my personal preference and my ratings (stars in goodreads and amazon) are based more on things like grammar, writing fluency and clarity, character complexity, narrative structure,  etc.

My reviews are honest and entirely my opinion. When I decide to read a book is because one of this:

  • I have read previous books from the author and I've loved them. If this is the case then that book will be top priority to read.
  • I saw the cover and liked it a lot and then read the synopsis and liked it too.
  • I've read in twitter or goodreads nice opinions about the book.
If I'm requesting an ARC then the first two reasons apply too. And if the ARC is given to me without requesting it, well, those two first points apply too.

I believe in supporting financially authors who had given me a very wonderful time while reading them. A couple of times a year I buy paperback versions of the ebooks I've loved the most (the ones with 5 stars).

I LOVED the book. I would buy this book, re-read this book more than once and then again, stalk all my friends and make everyone I know read it. 

I really liked this book but there was something missing. It may had a few flaws, but that       didn’t stop me from enjoying it. Not so sure about buying it. 

There's a fine line between liking and hating a book and this one is right there. It could be a hit or miss for others. Not even consider recommend it.

It was “meh.” This book was not for me. It's nothing special.

I HATED this book. Bad story, bad writing, bad everything. I regret reading it. I'm surprised it was publised. 

Breathless for Him (Davison & Allegra #1) by Sofia Tate

Then he moves in closer to me. His lush mouth opens to say something, his thumb still moving again and again over my hand.
 "Do you think I could make you come just by doing this?"
 "What?" I manage barely above a whisper.
 "Answer the question," he commands huskily.

From that line on I was his. Seriously. And those lines are on chapter one.

This book is about Allegra a opera singer/student who works at the coat-check room of a fancy restaurant called Le Bistro and Davison, a gazillionaire that I don't really care where he makes his money on.

Davison's an alpha, son of a very cold as ice man and very nice woman. Allegra is the daughter of a butcher, her mother died when she was five and doesn't talk about that.

They have their ups and downs but the chemistry between them is amazing, and I'm not talking just about the sex. They don't jump into bed in the first chapter, Davison courts her for a few days and it's kind of cute.

Allegra has a dark past, not because she did something or wanted to have a past, she tries to keep it hidden but is haunting her. Parts of her story are told between the pages...and then the past catches the present. That was a little heartbreaking.
Was was heartbreaking and more was the scene of Allegra talking to her mom's grave. I spilled some tears with that part. Loved it! Loved every word of that scene.

I believe the story is wrapped up and I think this could be a single novella...but when I got to the end of the book I found out there's book 2. Not that I'm complaining =) I'd love to see more of Davison and Allegra.
There was a chapter of book 2 but I didn't read it. But I saw that, at least chapter 1, is like a double POV! I love POV's so that made me really happy.

I loved the plot, I loved how it's written, I loved the opera being part of a novella (when music is involved in a book they tend to use country or rock or a more common genre) and I loved the sex. This is a must read.

I can't wait to read book 2 (I received and ARC!!).

The only thing I didn't like and almost hated was the beginning of the synopsis: For fans of New York Times bestselling authors Samantha Young, Sylvia Day, and E. L. James...
Please, please don't start with phrases like this. I hate comparisons.
Just let the story and the characters do their job.

viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014

Siri's Heart by Jessika Klide

**ARC provided by the author for an honest review!**
Ok. I'll try to be objective although some subjectiveness will be involved in the review process.

I gave this book 4 of 5 stars. In my rating process that means I liked it a lot but didn't get to the I-loooooove-it level.

Siri is an erotic dancer working in Vegas but has to go back to her hometown when her mother has a little accident. Moore is a golden god, the bastard son of Thor...and also a flyboy who happens to be in Siri's hometown too.
So basically Siri meets the man of her dreams and Moore gets the girl he's wanted for a while.

I loved the conection and the chemistry between them. The intense attraction is so well written that it's believable. I've read quite a bunch of love at first sight and most of them feel forced and faked, this is not the case. This added some good points on my rating.

Lets talk about Moore. What can I say about him? He's just golden god that I fell for him pretty quick. He's this mysterious man, whom we don't get to know that well on this book but what we do get to see is just awesome. He's a teaser and knows how to use that holy body he has. The hot sex scenes will make you see fireworks.

Now's the trick. The books's her POV. And she's all over the place. She has multiple personalities...herself, Seary and Surreal. She's so extroverted. She's sexy, and a good girl who finds the man she's been waiting all her life. I loved her most of the time. I liked -well, loved- her working as an erotic entertainer at the cock-tail party.
On the other hand,! It took me a while to get my head in this book because of her. In real life when people talk that much to me I just shut my ears off. I can't stand people that talkative. But I just couldn't do that with Siri, I couldn't just ignore reading her, that would mean skipping a lot of pages. But, this talkativeness also helped me get into the book. Weird, right? Something I don't like made me like the book. I mean, she said so many things on that cock-tail party that it was very easy to create an image of what I was reading.
So, yes, I have a love/hate relationship with Siri but Moore saved the day.

One of my favorites scenes: the cookie eating contest. That was hot at hell. And of course, THE party.

My final thought: I want to read book 2 just to get to know Moore more and discover his secrets.

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014

Someone Like You by Amy Smolcic

** Got to beta read this book and this is an honest review **

I loved it! Loved the characters, Chloe and Jaeger and I also loved Jaeger's friend Ezra.
From Chloe I loved her personality. The way she talks, seems so secure of herself -most of the times- and even when she's struggling, she has this moment clarity that makes me like her. Jaeger is a babe. It's hard not to love him from the beginning.

I really loved the story being told by Chloe and Jaeger, I enjoy POV’s. 
It's difficult to review without giving spoilers out but I have to say that when they had to spend time apart, I loved the way they communicate. Those hand written letters made the separation be less difficult. And the things they said in them ...loved it!

I just loved this two. It's a nice plot.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

For The Bond (Beyond Blood, #3) by Nora Flite

“Their bond, their future, or me. Which will they choose?”  

Damn Nora! You did it again!

This is the final book of the Beyond Blood trilogy. I'm sad to say goodbye to Kite and Jacob :(

That was the perfect ending for this story. It was an amazing read. Like the second book I felt it way to short plus with this one I could not put it down. Like, seriously, I couldn't. I devoured it in one evening, and I'm not exagerating.

Nora handles the suspense really well. My nerves were all around the place, I may have suffered taquicardia at some point. I kept reading but I was feeling I wasn't reading fast enough. I wanted to know the end of this story so bad that I lost some nails in the process.

This trio is hot as hell. This two alpha males know how to please a woman and please themselves. That's what I call chemestry. When you read the sex scenes you'll understand what I mean.

I got what I asked for in my For the fight review: Kite and Jacob's story. The Blood Brothers thing is well explained in this book. I got to understand Kite and Jacob better. Reading about their childhood almost made me cry (I didn't because I've been crying the whole week with other books so I had no more liquid in my body that could be used for tears, otherwise I would have cried). I just wanted to pull them off the book and give Kite a big big big hug and tell  him everything was going to be OK. I wanted to do the same with Jacob.

I don't care they are dangerous alpha males, I love them. They will always have a piece of my heart. I'm really sad to say goodbye to this story.

** Got and ARC from the author and this is an honest review **

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks

Maya, Maya, Maya...what have they done to you??

I almost didn't want to write this review because I won't say anything different from what I've said for the previous two books in this trilogy. I mean, I get some stuff had to be mentioned so this books could be taken as stand alone stories (it's a trilogy but each book has its own story, there are 6 main characters in the trilogy and each book has 2 of them as protagonist and the other 4 as support roles) but repeating the same thing in the same book over and over again it's too much for me.

When I read book #2 I felt hope for this trilogy. But then I started reading this book and that hope dissapeared. It has some salvageable pages but overall it was dissapointing - maybe more than book #1. With a rape involved -lets face it, it was rape and without a disclaimer/heads up-. First Chessy keeping everything to herself and making eveyone pity her then spilling everything out, Tate messing everything and I mean E V E R Y T H I N G and then a "let's just forget everything and live happily ever after" naah this was not good enough.

Going through Maya's goodreads page I see there's a big batch of books written by her. Maybe that's the problem. I've read some of her old books and I love them! But the recent ones I just can't get them to my heart. I try, hard, believe me, but they just don't do it for me. There's something missing. Maya is missing.
The Sweet serie and the McCabe trilogy are in my favorite adult/erotica books of all times. Breathless and Surrender Trilogies? I'm not a big fan, well, not fan at all. I think she has to rest some time and stop publishing so many books in so little time.

I think I'll stick to Maya's old books and won't be looking after reading upcoming books. Sorry.

Just in case you're wondering why I read the trilogy when I didn't even like the first one: well, once I start a book I have to finish it even when I hate it. And if that book is part of a series then I have to read it too. I know, I have problems (OCD or whatever you call it).

sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2014

Blyss (The Blyss Trilogy #1) by J.C. Cliff

** Got and ARC and this is an honest review **

First of all I have to say I finished this book last night and had to had a very serious talk with my pillow before doing this review.

Second, I love book covers. Sometimes I buy books just because of the cover, without reading the synopsis, blurb, critiques... Just for the cover. In this case, I wouldn't have bought it for the cover. There's way to much muscles there. BUT I read the blurb and liked it. And the author was kind enough to give me a free copy to read and review.

This book blew my mind. I had never read something likethis.  I liked it, enjoyed it... and felt kinda guilty because of it. This story is dark and different and intense and sexy and hot and just Whoa!

It's a great plot and so well written that I just got pulled in pretty quick and couldn't put the book down. At some point I was in the roller coaster of emotions sitting right next to Julianna. 

In this book we get to know Julianna, daughter of a very powerful man who gets abducted from her home and taken to a hi-tec facility where is kept drugged with, among others, Blyss which happens to be a new drug, an aphrodisiac for women, that basically turns them into sex slaves.
We also meet Nick, who's obssessed with Julianna. We'll know more about him in book 2.
And *drums* we also meet Travis, Nick's right hand and Julianna's "trainer" while in the facility. I don't know if he's bipolar...or I am. He has a mood swing swith on and off so many times it's hard to keep track and I liked him, hated him and now that I'm done with the book, I miss him. He's intense, hot as hell, a bad guy that I can't completely hate.

Since I hate to read spoilers I try not no give them. I try to make my reviews spoiler free which limits what I can say about the story.

But, do I recommend this book? Hell, yes!

And just like the author says this book is for mature audiences only, you have to keep your mind open, you have to be prepared to be shocked. I'm still trying to figure out if I'm shocked in a good way or a bad way. I'm still on the emotional roller coaster.

I can't wait for book 2. So this means I was shocked in a good way, right?

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2014

For the fight (Beyond Blood #2) by Nora Flite

** Got and ARC and this is an honest review **

I have a love-love-love/hate relationship with this book. Loved the story but I hated that it was TOO SHORT! (It felt like that) Out of the blue I was already on the last, yeah, I can say I enjoyed it very very much :)

This book starts where we left in the previous one. And we get to know a little more about the two freakin' awesome built characters of Kite and Jacob. I wish I knew more of their childhood. This Blood Brothers thing is very important to them and I'm dying to know the whole story.
Marina is also an awesome built character and although she's this very strong, focus-on-revenge woman I love how these guys affect her.
They are kind of helping Marina find her guy and get revenge. But they also are trying to get her and as the blood brothers they are that means sharing her (yes, I got jealous at this point).

Like For the thrill, this is a very well written romantic suspense. The sexual tension is arggggggg amazing. 

I looooove this plot. Clap, clap, clap *hands down* Nora.

Will she get revenge? Will they keep her? Will they let her live?  Can't wait for book 3!!!

PS: I'm not really into teams but in this case I'll make an exception. I go for #teamKite... and sometimes I go for #teamJacob haha can't help it. But #teamKite won for me in this book. Let's see if book 3 reveals more of Jacob's story and I might change teams ;)

sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2014

For the thrill (Beyond Blood #1) by Nora Flite


I really don't know how many books this story will have but this is a very good -perfect- book number 1.

Obviously, being the first book, it explains the story, presents the characters and leaves you with almost more questions than answers at the end. The most important question being when will book #2 be released. 

The story goes around 3 people: Kite and Jacob, two young men, best friends, blood brothers...and recently retired hitmen; and Marina, an orphan, survivor of a very ugly tragedy that happened 16 years ago and who is looking for revenge (while doing this the crashes into Jacob and Kite's lives).

It's a very well written romantic suspense. Got my attention from the very beginning. 

Oh, almost forgot to mention: smoking HOT!

Can't wait for book 2.

** got and ARC and this is an honest review **

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014

Giving in (Surrender #2) by Maya Banks

I decided to Maya give one more chance so I read the second book of the trilogy right after I finished the first one and I'm glad I did.
There is some repetitiveness still, which annoyed me in the previous book, but this is more manageable, almost imperceptible.

This is where Kylie and Jensen get together. They both have their issues and had a so f*ucked childhood that they're practically soulmates, they complement each other, they are great for each other. I really like this couple.

I loved the change in Kylie, change that was only possible because of Jensen. I liked that I got to see that evolution in was about time!

I feel for Jensen; he's this alpha-male with his own demons but puts himself in second place so he can take care of Kylie's demons. I loved that. Loved him for that.

I liked this book so much more than Letting go but still felt like something was missing. I don't really know what that is. The Sweet serie, the McCabe trilogy and the Breathless trilogy put the standard really high of what I expect from Maya and this trilogy is still nowhere near that mark, this book went near though.

I'll be reading the final book of this trilogy in a few days.

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

Letting go (Surrender #1) by Maya Banks

I really don't know how to feel about this book.

One day I was going through and found this trilogy for free. That was before this first book was published. Since the trilogy was going to be free and I'd liked very much Maya's Sweet serie I decided to click it.

Books arrived at my kindle the day they were supposed to but some weeks passed before I could get into them.

So, finally, I started reading it on October 28th.
There are so many things that don't seem like they're from the Maya I've read before. It was shocking.

I felt the writing was soooooooo repetitive, like a vinyl with a scratch on it playing the same thing over and over again. Dash got to my nerves with the it's not a sacrifice if I do it for her thing. It was pretty annoying.

I kept reading it just because I'm not a quitter.

If I get past the writing and the repetitiveness and focus just on the characters, I have to say it was an ok story with ok characters. Dash happens to be a dominant but because he spends most of the time repeating it's not a sacrifice if it's for her, this is not really well and much appreciated during the book.

Joss was somewhat annoying too in the beginning but then I started to like her. I also kept reading because of her. And I have to accept that a tear or two escaped my eyes in some of her scenes. This character was the one who saved this story, for me.

So, yeah, I was somewhat disappointed with this book.

martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014

Beta read

Why did I not know about beta reading?
I just found out about it last month. I did my research and figured out what this was about. And I can't believe I didn't know!

“A beta reader (or betareader, or beta) is a person who reads a work of fiction with a critical eye, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public.”  (Source:

 I just finished my very first beta read. I already sent my feedback.

I found the experience exciting, interesting and a little scary beacuse I wanted to do a good job, give a constructive opinion and I hope I didn't hurt the author's feelings =/ I wasn't harsh but having your baby criticized can't be easy.

Author just wrote back thanking for my feedback =)
Nice first experience!

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

I don't know exactly why I downloaded this book when I did -because I didn't know the author and honestly the cover it's not that special for me- and after a few months in my almost-endless tbr list I finally opened it.

I had never read Colleen Hoover before and I'm so happy I started with this one. I loved it!!! I cried like a baby, fell in love with Ridge, cried again and then cried but it was a happy cry.

The story is about a girl who likes music and "is studying it" but this fact is just mentioned and not very, she likes music and has a neighbor who plays the guitar (and is a songwriter with a block, is part of a band where his brother is the singer) on the balcony every night, she likes his sound so every night she goes to her balcony to listen.
Eventually he notices her boyfriend and her roomate/friend are cheating on her, he tells her and that's where the story begins.

Since he plays the guitar and she likes music, she helps him write some lyrics. And this is one of the things that I loved the most about the book: these two characters are interacting in the book, creating a story and slowly the song takes form. When the lyrics is done, it appears on the book and you can actually hear it! This book has its own soundtrack. The one I loved the most is Maybe Someday. I've been listening it over and over again (seriously I have it on repeat one on my car). I just loved how this song was "created" by this 2 people and every time I hear it I still think about them and about what every line meant for them.
Eventually they start to fall in love with each other BUT Ridge has a girlfriend and he's faithful to her and loves her BUT loves's worth the reading to know how this love story goes.

About the characters: Ridge has a handicap which only made me loved him more; and even more towards the end. Sydney, sometimes I wanted so bad to hug her because her (short) life (she's only 22) has been so difficult in the last months and sometimes I wanted to throw her out the balcony of the highest apartment in the building. And then there's Maggie...Ridge's girlfriend. I liked her. She's so strong and so determined to live her life the way she wants it. Don't get me wrong. She's not a wh****, she just knows what she wants to be happy and she tries her best to achieve it.
And then there's Warren, Ridge's friend and roomate. I loved this guy. He's the kind of friend that everyone should have.

So, hands down on this one. I loved it. Read it in two nights and I'm definitely looking forward to read more Colleen Hoover's books.

Oh, almost forgot to mention. There's Maggie's epilogue on the soundtrack page ;)

Oscuros (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate

Si soy honesta, puse este libro en mi lista de libros únicamente por la portada. Me encaaaaaaanta la foto.

Añadí este libro a mi -siempre creciente- lista en enero pero se me metieron muchos libros en el camino y recién lo leí, en los primeros días de septiembre.

Había escuchado cositas sobre Daniel Grigori y Luce. Y por cositas me refiero a: Daniel es un ángel caído y Luce se muere cada vez que lo besa. Sin embargo, no sabía que ellos dos eran los que aparecían en este libro. Fue cómico estar leyendo el libro, que saliera Lucinda y luego Daniel y que mi cerebro hiciera el click entre lo que ya sabía y el libro que tenía en manos.

En marzo me regalé un kindle paperwhite y desde entonces es casi lo único que utilizo para leer. Sin embargo, encontré este libro en una biblioteca que tengo cerca y, además, en esta ocasión decidí leer la versión traducida.
Tengo la manía de leer las historias en su lenguaje original -mientras sea inglés o español-. Detesto las traducciones casi tanto como detesto ver películas cuya historia "se basa" en un libro. 
El libro tiene un inicio lento y varias cosas son dichas a medias, intentando crear un poco de suspenso pero lo único que crea es aburrimiento. Cerca de la mitad del libro es cuando realmente empieza a gustar la historia (a quienes les gusta).

La historia gira alrededor de una adolescente, Lucinda (o Luce) Price, que es enviada al reformatorio Espada&Cruz después de que el novio muriera en un incendio y ella fue señalada como sospechosa.
En Espada&Cruz conoce a Daniel Grigori, un chico guapo con ojos violeta, que la atrae inexplicablemente. También conoce a Cam, quien termina de formar un cuasi triángulo amoroso.

Daniel es un ángel caído que fue muy importante en el cielo antes de caer. Está condenado a enamorarse de la misma chica cada 17 años...y verla morir. Luce es esa chica, en su caso, condenada a reencarnarse una y otra y otra vez sin recordad sus vidas anteriores.
Ellos dos están predestinados a encontrarse y condenados a perderse.

viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2014

La chica de servicio 2: Poséeme by Patricia Geller

Resumen: Gisele ama a Matt con locura, pero no puede evitar sentirse insegura ante la precipitada decisión de casarse con el hombre que ha sido su jefe y con el que ha mantenido un romance en secreto. A su lado nada resulta fácil, y sus bruscos cambios de actitud la tienen muy confundida.Ella sigue creyendo en todas las promesas que un día le hizo, segura de que lo suyo podía funcionar, por lo que cuando el pasado de Matt vuelve para atormentarlo y cuestionarla confianza hacia su mujer, ésta no duda en buscar unas respuestas que Matt sólo le dará cuando esté a punto de perderla. Ahora que Gisele sabe a lo que se enfrenta, ¿serán suficientes la pasión, el deseo y el amor para soportar los giros de su relación? ¿O será necesario algo más, algo que marque un antes y un después en sus vidas?

A Patricia Geller (antes Patricia G.R.) y a Matt Campbell los conocí el año pasado por pura casualidad. Encontré la chica del servicio 1 y 2, selfpublished, y según me enteré después, la historia estuvo durante un tiempo en wattpad. 

Desde el primer capítulo me enamoré de Matt que en resumidas cuentas es un bipolar. Por lo menos lo fue en la primera versión de la historia.

En este 2014 se ha relanzado la historia, con Esencia, y no solo ha cambiado el nombre de la autora sino muchos detalles de la historia han sufrido retoques. En el fondo sigue siendo la misma historia pero los cambios han introducido nuevos matices por lo que tocó olvidar lo ya leído, hacer un borrón y lectura nueva.

Esta tercer entrega de la historia -tiene una mini novela, 1.5 Provócame, sale a la luz dentro de poquito, el 2 de octubre. Y la verdad estoy ansiosa por leerlo. Quiero saber cuál es la enfermedad que ataca a Matt. ¿Sigue siendo bipolar? ¿Tiene otra enfermedad que me hará sufrir más que su bipolaridad? y sobre todo ¿cuándo sale el tercer libro??????????? No me gusta esperar U_U

jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2014

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)

NARNIA...where you must say good-bye...and where the adventure begin again.

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia's only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task is a difficult one because, as the Centaur says, "The stars never lie, but Men and Beasts do." Who is the real Aslan and who is the imposter?

I feel this is a book for adults only. Narnia is a world you can share with kids (and they'll enjoy it) but this particular story is just too tough for a child. I'm twenty-something years old and it made me cry because it has a very sad ending.

In a few words: it has a weird shocking ending. Kind of considered at one point of the book that that would be part of the story but it one thing to think it and other reading it. 

Don't get me wrong. I loved all 7 Chronicles of Narnia, this one too. It's just that the ending seemed wrong in so many ways to me.

I gave it 5/5 stars because it's well written and the story is amazing. I hated the end but that doesn't make it a bad book to me. 

Hi there!

This is my first post of (I hope) many to come.

I'll post honest and quick reviews about books I've read. Since I don't have a favorite gender you might find my readings a little mixed up.

I read books in English and in Spanish so I'll do my post in both languages too.

Welcome and see you around =)