martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR List

This is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

I thought I'd participate in this to bring you something other than reviews and this week I am going to share with you 10 books I have recently added to my TBR list!

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

(Reseña en Español)

Title: The Raven Boys

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: September 18th, 2012 by Scholastic Press.

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

My Musings 

I've caved in and started this saga. Usually, I try to stay as far away as I can from series that aren't finished yet. But I've heard so much about these books I just couldn't help myself. So today I am talking about the book I read this week, The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Raven Boys de Maggie Stiefvater

Título: The Raven Boys
Autora: Maggie Stiefvater
Publicado: Septiembre 18, 2012 por Scholastic Press.

La temperatura en el cementerio está por el suelo, incluso antes de que los muertos lleguen. Cada año, Blue Sargent se para al lado de su madre clarividente, mientras que quienes van a morir pronto pasan por su lado. Blue nunca los puede ver, hasta este año cuando un chico surge de la oscuridad y le habla directamente a ella. Su nombre es Gansey, y Blue pronto descubre que un estudiante adinerado en Aglionby, el colegio privado y local. Blue tiene una política de mantenerse alejada de los chicos Aglionby. Conocidos como The Raven Boys (Los Chicos Cuervo), sólo pueden traer problemas consigo. Pero Blue es atraída hacia Gansey, en una manera que ni siquiera ella puede explicar. Él lo tiene todo -familia con dinero, una cara atractiva, amigos leales-, pero él busca más que eso. Está en una búsqueda que ha dominado a otros tres chicos cuervo: Adam, el estudiante con beca que resiente todo tipo de privilegios que le rodean; Ronan, el alma feroz que va de la ira a la desesperación; y Noah, el taciturno vigilante de los cuatro, que se da cuenta de muchas cosas, pero cuenta muy poco. Desde que tiene uso de razón, le han advertido a Blue que va a causar la muerte de su amor verdadero. Ella nunca pensó que esto fuera a representar un problema. Pero ahora, mientras su vida se ve atrapada en un extraño y siniestro mundo de The Raven Boys (Los Chicos Cuervo), ella ya no está tan segura.

Mi Opinión 

He caído y empezado esta saga. Usualmente trato de mantenerme tan alejada de las sagas que no han sido finalizadas, pero he escuchado tanto sobre estos libros que simplemente no pude resistir más. Así que hoy hablaré del libro que leí esta semana: The Raven Boys de Maggie Stiefvater

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Title: All The Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven
Published: January 5th, 2015 by Knopf.
Theodore is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

My Musings 

So I started this book and I found myself constantly underlining sentences here and there because I agreed with sooo many of the things said by the characters of the book, especially from Finch. He's witty, funny and just SO passionate. He didn't want to let the days pass him by, he wanted to live every day at the very fullest. At first I was kind of skeptical about him because he'd always have a smartass comeback, but then as I found out more about him I liked him more and enjoyed reading his parts the most.For example, look at these gems:

domingo, 8 de marzo de 2015

By Any Other Name by J.M Darhower

Title: By Any Other Name
Author: J.M. Darhower
Published: February 23rd, 2015.

Genna is the daughter of Primo Galante, boss of an important crime family, she is constantly getting in trouble and is used to having her father fix the messes she creates, basically she has been raised to be a daddy's girl. Matty is son of Roberto Barsanti, boss of the Barsanti family, another important crime one. What is really interesting about him is that he wants nothing to do with his family's bussiness, which creates a permanent tension between Matty and his father. Things change when Genna and Matty meet and realize the two of them belong to families that have declared a war over a decade and they must decide if their allegiances lie with their families or with the person they have fallen in love with. 

My Musings 

I just read that last sentence I wrote and it sounds VERY dramatic. But that's because the story is actually filled with drama. We sense a Romeo and Juliet vibe from the moment it says there is rivalry between two families, and it is not said lightly. Lives have been lost because of the thirst of power both bosses have. Just by reading the prologue you are sold on this story. It is just one of those moments when you can't stop thinking 'OMG, is this happening?!' And you obviously can't stop reading.