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 deeply...so, 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 Sydney...it'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.