sábado, 27 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Dog Men

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Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Dog Men 

by

 Jim Butcher


 146 pages
Expected publication: February 13th 2018 by Dynamite Entertainment
ISBN:1524105449 (ISBN13: 9781524105440)
Edition Language:English
Series
The Dresden Files Graphic Novels #7,  
Dresden Files: Dog Men #1-6



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Shelves: adventure-and-action, fantasia-urbana, ghouls, graphic-novel, magia, netgalley-arcs, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans, wizardry


*the problem: I don't know what happened with the edition, but there is a lot of missing letters so it looks like bad spelling ... as I see anothers reviewers complaining about the same I guess it's not just my copy.

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Harry Dresden is passing a bad time , consumed by regrets and nightmares, afraid mostly for his friends' future. This is after Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card . Mouse is trying to get some sense in him when an old -literally- member of the White Council appears.

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viernes, 26 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Thorn and Fangs (Thorn and Fangs #1)

 +Digital copy gently provided by editors via Netgalley. My thoughts are all mine+

Thorns and Fangs 

by 

Gillian St. Kevern


 372 pages
Published January 18th 2016 by NineStar Press
ISBN13:9781911153184
Edition Language:English


My rating: 3.5 not exactly garden variety stars




bookshelves:  adult-mature, insta-lust-or-luv, m-m, magia, mxm-romance-paranormal, mystery-thriller, necromancy, netgalley-arcs, not-sure-but-not-human, tstl-protagonist, vampiros, w_male-prostitute

first idea: get better after the start.

Nathan works as escort at a club in New Camden. No sad stories, or urgent pression to be prostitute btw. Country boy, still is fascinated by the supernatural life of the city; likes the dance , the thrill of be wanted. When Hunter hired Nate for a private party as a'shared gift'(in case you're wondering it was m-m-m-m), he accepts despite his inner warnings and the feel that something is not right when he is not able to follow his second thoughts or even can't leave when realise that is a house of vampires ... That really made me struggle to keep reading the book at the start because vampiric compulsion rises here it ugly head (not pun intended), and that is NOT sexy. It's evident when the manager accepts regardless of it's against the politics of the club.

Anyway, Nate now keep thinking in Ben , the honoured, a younger vampire. There is even a joke of Aki, his best friend, about Twilight (and yeah broody tortured dead vampire and young obsessed uh escort. Totally ;P).

BUT then this story take a curve into THRILLER territory. 

jueves, 25 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Valancy Stirling o El castillo azul

Valancy Stirling   

o   El castillo azul

by

L.M. Montgomery



 304 pages
Published May 2015 by dÉpoca (first published 1926)
Original Title:The Blue Castle
ISBN13:9788494363429
Edition Language:Spanish

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Valancy Stirling is introverted love.

«El miedo es el pecado original —dijo de pronto una voz suave y apacible que provenía de lo más profundo de la conciencia de Valancy—. Porque casi todo el mal que hay en el mundo tiene su origen en el hecho de que alguien tiene miedo de algo».

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Valancy Stirling vive en Derwood, cerca de Muskoka (Canada´) , ella sigue soltera a los 29 años, odia su vida, su rutina, el seguir los dictados de su madre y tías, odia las burlas de sus tios. Pero nunca alza la voz , al contrario como hija obediente agacha la cabeza y permite que ellos controlen su vida , desde cómo vestirse y peinarse, a qué comer y qué leer. El único consuelo de esta reprimida solterona es soñar con castillos en el aire, con su Castillo Azul, un castillo de ensueño con cuatro torreones y donde puede estar a gusto con un compañero cuyo fisico varia con la edad de esta soñador. Eso es hasta que un día se escapa para ver al médico que no es al que va siempre la familia, y se entera que le queda un año de vida...

¿Qué harían ustedes? Probablemente lo mismo que ella ;)
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domingo, 21 de enero de 2018

Reseña: I'm Not Your Sweet Babboo!

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I'm Not Your Sweet Babboo! 

by  

Charles M. Schulz

 


  176 pages
Expected publication: March 13th 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN:1449485405 (ISBN13: 9781449485405)
Edition Language:English
 
BLURB: Pick up a glass of milk, curl up with your security blanket, and enjoy the timeless brilliance of Peanuts in this new collection of comic strips!
Everyone’s favorite classic characters are back: Peppermint Patty enrolls in a private school to end her academic troubles—only to discover she’s just graduated from obedience school. Linus finds himself entangled in a love triangle (and stuck on top of a snow-covered roof). And Charlie Brown runs away from the law and becomes a vagrant baseball coach.

The Peanuts crew is lovable, popular, and charming, but please whatever you do, don’t call Linus “My Sweet Babboo!”
 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Peanuts is a cartoon ageless that still keep entertaining the readers. Charley Brown the boy whom keep trying against the odds. The superimaginative Snoopy and his adventures, and the way that he is able to manipulate the humans is funny and many times incomprensible to the spectator . Like the way Charlie follow through his wishes, and Peppermint Paty believes he is a lawyer. But overall how he thinks so high of himself and diverge from the tradition - like sleeping over the roof.

sábado, 20 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Dream of The Butterfly Vol 1: Rabbits on the Moon

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Dream of The Butterfly Vol 1: Rabbits on the Moon 

by 

Richard Marazano

112 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Lion Forge Comics (first published January 1st 2010)
ISBN13 9781941302392
Edition Language  English


BLURB: Tutu is lost in a village where winter is eternal and the rabbits of the secret police find her guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable—being a little girl! The Emperor of this strange town holds the key to her redemption, but it will come at a price.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Tutu is a girl that get lost in the middle of a snowstorm at the mountains. While the snow is falling she discover a town where weird anthropomorphic creatures blame her because she is a small child and didn't hear her pleas to return home.

Reminds Alice in Wonderland set in a Ghibli style (Spirited Away).


A land in eternal winter, absurd situations, a biased trial, rabbits spies serving an emperor, underground mysterious children, an anarchic pilot, and an elusive butterfly that everybody is looking for.

jueves, 18 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Inferno (The Campbells #1)

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Inferno (The Campbells #1)

by 

José Luis Munuera

   
62 pages
Published May 17th 2017 by Europe Comics (first published January 1st 2014)
Original Title  Inferno
ISBN13   9791032803295
Edition Language English


 BLURB: After his wife’s brutal murder, Campbell, a pirate legend, gave up his life on the open seas to raise his two young daughters in peace. But, inevitably, his past eventually catches up with him in the form of Carapepino, a pretentious but clumsy pirate, desperately trying to win favour with the infamous Inferno. For his own sinister reasons, Inferno wants more than anything to get rid of Campbell and his offspring, once and for all. But Campbell and Inferno are bound to each other in ways that those around them would never have guessed…

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Campbell is a widower raising two daughters in the middle of scenary of pirates, battles, sharks, islands, corsaries and memories of a lost mother.

Adventure for all ages. Narrated in short episodes is really a delightful reading.


miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018

Reseña: The Kingdom Vol1: Anne





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The Kingdom Vol.1: Anne 


by 

Benoît Feroumont


Kindle Edition, 50 pages
Published March 15th 2017 by Europe Comics (first published January 1st 2009)
Original Title: Anne (Le Royaume, #1)
Edition Language:English
Series:Le Royaume #1

 BLURB Once upon a time there was a peaceful kingdom where life was good. It was a little country forgotten by its powerful neighbors and their incessant wars. A lovely little piece of land where lived a great many people, and every day they enjoyed the bounties bestowed upon them by the earth and sky. Of course, there was a king, Alain and Adrien (his ugly sons who were nonetheless kind, helpful boys), a grumpy queen, Cécile (the bathroom-hogging princess), and Anne. Pretty little Anne. Anne, who sings to the rising sun; Anne, who lights up the king's nights; Anne, who speaks to the birds... Anne who opens a tavern where all these characters gather.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Art: 3,5
Plot: 2

first thought: que fome!

Anne is the king's maid and , for some ridiculous notion she sleeps in his bed because 'she is afraid of owls at night' (??). So, logically, the queen send her away. Both insist she is not his lover. However, the king gives her instead a building to work as tavern.

martes, 16 de enero de 2018

Reseña: A Scandal By Any Other Name (A Tale of Two Sisters #2)

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A Scandal By Any Other Name (A Tale of Two Sisters #2)

by 

Kimberly Bell


 306 pages
Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Entangled: Amara
ISBN:1633758907 (ISBN13: 9781633758902)
Edition Language:English
BLURB:  Julia Bishop has led a very sheltered life. Protected by her family from those who might ridicule her for her secrets, she stays hidden away in the country. But she longs for more, if only for an evening. To kiss a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics. Romance. But she knows she’ll never experience any of those things.That is, until a handsome duke with a mysterious past of his own arrives…
 Duke Jasper DeVere left London to grieve his grandfather’s death privately, away from the prying eyes and gossips of the ton. Seeking solitude at a friend’s country manor, he’s surprised he finds himself drawn to the company of the shy beauty determined to present the epitome of proper behavior. That is, until the mysterious woman makes an indecent proposal…

Julia can’t believe what she’s suggested to the duke. Nor that he agrees a distraction is what they both need. But what will happen when Jasper must return to his duties and leave Julia behind? Will the memories of their time together be enough for a lifetime of solitude for either of them?
Because Julia can never leave her country haven and a duke can never stay…

My rating: 2.5 you better put on your big pants stars


bookshelves: netgalley-arcs, historical-fiction, victorian-era, historical-romance, dukedom, nobility, adult-mature, physical-disability (espina bifida)


After the death of his grandfather, the duke, Jasper do the usual: escape everything. Meanwhile, Julia Bishop is allowing herself to enjoy life in the country , shunned for her physical condition , and dreaming with a affair.

Thoughts:
Not impressed with the Duke, the explanation about not able to fill his grandfather shoes as a way to justified his running away it is not good at all. Feel like poor-rich-boy to me. 

domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Reseña: Lady Susan

Lady Susan 

by  

Jane Austen


 152 pages
Published May 2014 by Nórdica Libros (first published 1871)
ISBN :8416112231 (ISBN13: 9788416112234)
Edition Language:Spanish






My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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«Ya sabes que los retratos de perfección me hacen sentir hastiada y mordaz, pero también encuentro bastante sentido común en lo que dice, y yo particularmente le respeto por desear pensar bien de todas las jovencitas.»--Carta de Jane a su sobrina Fanny Knight, 1817

Nunca pensé que me iba a gustar tanto. Me encantó el personaje de Lady Susan, completamente amoral , que completo paradigma del poder femenino como se permitia en la época. Solamente con el arma de su ingenio en el uso de las palabras y haciendo uso de su belleza y una meta bien determinada prueba su escasa libertad, siempre consciente del que diran y como se verá lo que haga, para salir bien parada viviendo holgadamente y consiguiendo lo que quiere de los hombres. Fascinante.

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