miércoles, 27 de enero de 2016

Reseña: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1)Hold Me Closer, Necromancer 

by  

Lish McBride


bookshelves: 2016-readings, fantasia-urbana, necromancy, shapeshifters, werewolf-hombrelobo-lycans, witches-wizards, magia, w_fast-food

My rating: 2 of 5 stars




2,5 stars


Laziness had gotten the best of me.

That could be the motto of Samheim LaCroix.

Sam is not a very much likable character. Slacker, drop-out college, skater, fast-food fry cook. A stupid game (avoiding his job) ends in a changing life experience. The mortal kind.


martes, 26 de enero de 2016

Reseña: Guardian of the Dead




Popsugar 2016: 37. Un libro sobre una cultura con la que no estés familiarizado.

Guardian of the DeadGuardian of the Dead 

by Karen Healey


My rating: 3 of 5 stars




                         3,5 mythological stars

“You’ll see the big stories, the ones that have formed the shape of the world around you. And you carry your own mythologies with you, so you can see the stories that are important to you, the ones that parts of you believe.”

Eleanor Spencer is a good girl, so after her mother survives cancer and wants to spend some quality time traveling with her husband, she offers attend a boarding school.
(Points for not whining about it. )

Then, paranormal stuff happen. Cute guys. Some crazy murders aside.


jueves, 21 de enero de 2016

Reseña: The Hunter Bride

The Hunter Bride (Hope's Crossing Book 1)The Hunter Bride 

 

by Cynthia Woolf


My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Western. Historical Fiction.

(In Read Now at Netgalley)

How can I say this? ... the book was AWFUL.

I was promised a strong, independent woman, and was delivered another woman trying to be something else, more 'womanly'. The sheriff is a macho man, who is waiting the peferct wife wo cook, sew, and wash, and had sex every time he wants. And stays safely at home and do what he says. Ugh, let me gag.

I love you, too, more than I can ever show you.”
“You just showed me in the best way possible. You gave me a son.


WTF?

Silly me thinking that in that era women had to be more capable than now to be multitasking.

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2016

Reseña: La Perla

(Leido para el reto Popsugar 2016; 9. Un libro de menos de 150 páginas.)


La perla 

La perla 

by John Steinbeck


My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Overly sentimental and pesimistic but I like it.



Kino había encontrado la Perla del Mundo. La esencia de la perla se combinó con la esencia de los hombres y de la reacción precipitó un curioso residuo oscuro.




Esta especie de fabula que lleva una vez más por el camino de "cuidado con lo que deseas" ; cuenta la historia de como cambia el universo de un humilde pescador de ostras al hallar una perla enorme.
Hay una cadencia que lee casi en forma poética en este drama que se despliega donde sobresalen las descripciones que nos hacen penetrar en su mundo.



Reseña: Firebug (Firebug #1)

Firebug (Firebug, #1)Firebug 

by  

Lish McBride






My rating: 4 of 5 stars










4,5 flaming stars



The Coterie, the magical mafia, don't give a second chance. Enter the assasins. Ava is owned for life by the Coterie since she was 13 y.o., she is a firebug and has no scape for that kind of life, her dangerous talent is used for kill other magicals by orders of Venus (the vampire boss who kills Ava's mom). Her best-friends: Ezra a werefox, and Lock a half-dryad are her team (tithes indebted until their 25 b-day)

Reseña: Firebug (Firebug #0.5)

http://www.tor.com/stories/2014/12/burnt-sugar-lish-mcbride


Burnt Sugar (Firebug, #0.5)Burnt Sugar 

 by Lish McBride

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Un equipo de 'cobradores' de una mafia sobrenatural va a poner fin al moroso, pero se encuentran con algo oscuro en el bosque.






“Neither of you read the file, did you?” Lock said accusingly.
“I skimmed it.” I said. “Something about collecting money, blah blah blah.”
“I looked at the pictures,” Ezra added.
“There weren’t any pictures.”

Adventure and some fairytale twist . Entertaining :)

(again, love the cover-art)




martes, 19 de enero de 2016

Reseña: El Señor de la Medianoche

El señor de la medianocheEl señor de la medianoche 

by Laura Kinsale


My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Leigh Strahan llega hasta Francia en busca de la figura de un caballero forajido - el Seigneur de Minuit - para que la ayudara a cumplir su afan de venganza tras la muerte de su familia. Alli no encuentra lo que esperaba sino un hombre autoexiliado y aislado viviendo de recuerdos amargos y acompañado solo por un lobo.

El libro resulta completamente arruinado por la protagonista, mujer más insoportable (y bipolar) no se ha visto. Es una relación que empieza mal desde el principio con el uso del sexo como arma, y mientras más trata de ayudarla, más ella lo desprecia. Esas relaciones tóxicas me cargan.

lunes, 18 de enero de 2016

Reseña Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies, #3)

Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies, #3)Flight of Magpies 

by K.J. Charles

original date: 2014
212 pgs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Stephen Day siendo parte de la justicia que regula a quienes cometen crimenes mágicos se ve estresado por la sobrecarga de trabajo, demandas de la policia, del Concilio, mientras recaen sospechas sobre él, y su aprendiz, que terminan afectando su relación con Crane.

domingo, 17 de enero de 2016

Rseña: A case of Spirits (Charm of Magpies #2,5)

A Case of Spirits (A Charm of Magpies, #2.5)A Case of Spirits 

by  

K.J. Charles

date published: 2015
28 pgs.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb; Stephen and Crane have finally got away on their long-awaited Christmas break, along with Crane’s henchman Merrick and Jenny Saint. A promised gift is made, and a request unexpectedly and magically fulfilled… This free story comes after Flight of Magpies and is not a standalone read


Un nuevo problema perturbador y sobrenatural en este Londres de prostitutas, piratas, ladrones, contrabandistas, damas y aristocratas transplantados añorando sitios más exóticos, y de practicantes de lo oculto. Y donde amar a alguien todavia se considera indecible.

“I’m glad I didn’t walk away from you, back in spring. I’m glad we had our chance. I love you, Lucien.” It was quiet, but it was spoken, aloud. Stephen’s invisible fingers stroked over his. “And I’m glad I’m with you now. Especially since I’m quite sure you’d haunt me horribly if I weren’t.”
“To the grave.” Crane said

Rseña: Heads Will Roll (Necromancer #0,1)

Heads Will Roll (Necromancer, #0.1) http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/11/heads-will-roll

Heads Will Roll 

by

 Lish McBride


My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Unicorns are champions of nature and man spends his time destroying it, so yeah, we’re not exactly in Steve’s top five favorite things. I’m pretty sure we’re right behind fungus on his list.

Vi en un blog un link a esta historia y la verdad me encantó.

¿Una valkiria y un unicornio llamado Steve luchando por la justicia? Quiero más.

(btw, love the art-cover)




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sábado, 16 de enero de 2016

Rseña : Touched by Alien (Kitty Katt #1)

Touched by an Alien (Katherine Touched by an Alien 

by  

Gini Koch


Published: 2010
389 pgs.

my rating: 2,5 slimy parasites stars

Kitty Katt our average MarySue woman just exited a building when a man suffer a nasty transformation , sprout deadly wings and starting killing people. As everybody normal reaction will be (not) she jump on the guy and kill a slimy blob on him. Well, welcome to Men in Black Meet True Lies Meet Get Smart.. Then , of course, some really georgeous men dressed in Armany arrive to control the situation, and Jeff Martini (and can't you take srly a name like that!) is insta-smitten with Kitty.

sábado, 9 de enero de 2016

Reseña: Shadowheart (Shadowmarch #4)

Shadowheart (Shadowheart 4)

by

Tad Williams

 766 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by DAW Hardcover 
ISBN:0756406404 (ISBN13: 9780756406400)
Edition Language:English

 The long-awaited concluding novel in Tad Williams's thrilling epic Shadowmarch series.
Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives.

And now, something is awakening underneath Southmarch Castle, something powerful and terrible that the world has not seen for thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, along with a tiny handful of allies, ordinary and extraordinary, find a way to save their world and prevent the rise of a terrible new age-an age of unending darkness?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


In the end only duty, or the love from which duty springs, can provide strength for such a journey.

Southmarch es un pequeño reino que se encuentra después de varias generaciones de relativa paz en medio de una lucha contra los Qar, sin saber que cosas más profundas y muchisimas más antiguas vienen a determinar ese lugar como centro de disputa de muchos poderes.

Southmarch was indeed alive, and in a way that almost nothing else was. It was alive because it was full of doorways, and it was full of doorways because it was curiously, even uniquely alive. The gods, the Qar, even the late-coming humans, had not made this place the heart of so many happenings. They had all come here because the place itself was as vital as a beating heart.

Los Arquetipos clásicos se pasean por la novela compuesta de cuatro tomos de alrededor de 800 páginas: el héroe, la búsqueda, redención, amor, sacrificio, locura, mitos , y hasta un Prometeo y un Orfeo se asoman por sus páginas. Y Hadas. Esas hadas terribles, orgullosas , bellas y repelentes, y ese Crepúsculo Feerico lleno de amargura y deseos de venganza.





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The List

Main Character

1. Vampire
2. Witch
3. Skin Walker
4. LGBT
5. Werewolf
6. Demon
7. Psychic
8. Magician
9. Morgue Worker
10. High School Student

Characters (not main)

1. Angel
2. Werewolf
3. Private Investigator
4. Beta Male
5. Shifter
6. Native American
7. Demon
8. Assassin
9. Faerie
10. God / Goddess

Animals

1. Dog
2. Horse
3. Otter
4. Penguin
5. Rat
6. Wolf
7. Cat
8. Bat
9. Snake
10. Fox

Places

1. Hawaii
2. Oklahoma
3. Vermont
4. Scotland
5. New Zealand
6. Paris
7. South Africa
8. Mexico
9. Brazil
10. Japan

Clothing

1. Baseball Cap
2. Overcoat
3. Wedding Dress
4. Cowboy Hat
5. Jeans
6. Leather Jacket
7. Sensible Shoes
8. Scarf
9. Bustier
10. Bikini

Small Things

1. Coffee Mug
2. Book
3. Diary
4. Pistol
5. Engagement Ring
6. Compass
7. Grimoire
8. Cell Phone
9. Scissors
10. Safe

Large Things

1. Suitcase
2. Armoire
3. Ladder
4. Book Shelves
5. Grave Stone
6. Bicycle
7. Grandfather Clock
8. Desk
9. Fire Extinguisher
10. Cash machine / ATM

Food

1. Drive-Thru
2. Pizza
3. Soup
4. Vegetarian food
5. Steak
6. Grilled Cheese
7. Banana
8. Clams
9. Biscuits
10. Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris (wine)

Transport

1. Bus
2. Horse-Drawn Carriage
3. Train
4. UFO
5. Ship
6. Teleportation
7. Helicopter
8. Hearse
9. Vintage Motorcycle
10. Taxi

Bonus Round

1. A Heroine in a Fantasy / Paranormal novel who is completely normal.
2. A Mention of a real TV Show.
3. Product Placement
4. SMS / Text Message
5. answering machine
6. an iPhone
7. a vibrator
8. a pull out bed
9. shampoo
10. Irish Whiskey

NSFW Round

[1. Threesome
2. Shared Shower
3. Use of Food in Sex
4. Public Nudity
5. The Biggest Penis Ever
6. Multiple Orgasms
7. Touching in public
8. Seniors Getting Down
9. Tacky Tropes (teacher / nurse / librarian etc.)
10. Sex in the book that makes you a little warm in the pants

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