July 26, 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Hey guys,

Today´s post is going to be like last week´s post. Is going to be one of those reviews that is made in two parts. In the first part you will have a spoiler free review, and then in the second part I will totally lose my head and become a crazy fangirl.

I guess you al know what book I am going to be talking about today, as it´s one the title of the post and I will most likely guess you are here because of that. In case you dont know, I will be talking about A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) by Sarah J.Maas.

This first part will be a spoiler-free review, but as it´s the third book in the series you might find some spoilers with regard to the first, ACOTAR and, second book, ACOMAF, so check my reviews for those by clicking on their titles if you are interested in this series but havent yet read the previous books.

And now whitout further ado, let´s jump into the review.

After what happened in Hybern, Feyre left with Tamlin making he believe that Rhys have somehow enchanted her and that the one that she loves is him. That everything that had happened was just a nightmare, but the real nightmare is her and she is going to destroy the Spring Court from the inside, all because he sell her sisters and betrayed Prythian.

With the synopsis you just get a mere glimpse for what it is to come, but in my case it was enough to make me want to read this book. And I am so happy I did it. I have highly enjoyed and I will recommend if you like high fantasy that you read this series, because it´s constantly improving.

As I have already mention in my previous reviews of the first two books in this series. I was not happy with the first book, I was kind of disappointed because everything happened in the last 100 pages of the book. And I did not like the main love interest in that first book. For the very beginning I disliked Tamlin and consider him to be abusive and an idiot.

I said that I loved the second book because finally Feyre found someone who truly respects her and I still saying that. I love Rhys and I want one like him for myself. And since I disliked Tamlin from the very beginning I think I deserved Rhys.

The best thing about this book is how there is constantly something going on. You wont have time to be bored as for the very fist page the scheming starts and the plot twist and everything. It´s a highly entertaining book.

The writing was on point, making, if possible, the need to read the book more strong. Sarah J.Maas is a great author, even when she has some ups and downs.

The world building was almost non-existed in this book. All the expansion that happened within this book is thanks to the addition of new characters than in some cases are more likeable than in orders. Also we get to met a little bit deeper some characters that we already met in the first book but just in a quick mention and some of them are really interesting and I am looking forward to know if they will appear in the next book.

If I have any problem with this book is with regard to the end of it. But I will explain this in further detail in the spoilery section of this post.

Overall I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and will recommend for you to pick it up cause I have really enjoyed this story once I passed the first book. And now I am looking forward to read more books by this author.  


To those who are leaving now before the spoilers starts, see you all next Friday.


SPOILERS AHEAD PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK


From now on you will find a lot of spoilers of the plot and the content of ACOWAR so this is your second warning. Do not held me responsible if read some spoilers before you have read this book because I have warn you twice.

So one of the things that I have like the most is the fact that during the whole book we are somehow remembering all the story as structure wise is quite similar. First we are on the Spring Court, then the Night Court, then the Prision, Summer Court, Human Realm and so on. But I have enjoyed this mostly because as I read it was way easier to remember what it needed to be remember in each part of the book.

When Feyre is on the Spring Court was my least favourite part of the book. From day one I said I did not like this setting or its inhabitants very much. Tamlin, despites all that he has done and the big cost that it´s action have bring to him on the past still remains the same. I have come to think that he still a spoil-little-abusive-High Lord. Seriously guys I dont like him. And everything that happens with him and his court he have it coming.

Ianthe is such a bitch and he put her first, believe in her words before than in the words of those means who not longer than a year ago were willing to risk their lives for him, so he could break the course. And then, he is violent. Of course Feyre could have defended herself but she should not be in that position in which she need to defend herself.

When they are scouting the wall and Feyre is leaving and so she hurt Ianthe and then kill the nephews of the Hybern king in order to save Lucien is definitely one of my favourite parts of this book. It was fun to see that action starting so early on the book. Within the first 100 pages of ACOWAR you have more action than in the entirety of ACOTAR.

Once both Feyre and Lucien have left the Spring Court they begin a journey towards the Night Court, but is not a pleasant journey as the brothers (or should I say half-brothers) of Lucien go after them until luckily Cassian and Azriel go into the Winter Court and rescue both of them. Everything because Feyre has being taking some kind of drug called faebane that makes the powers of the Fae disappear until the effects of it are gone. Of course she has not being taking it on purpose, but she should have notice the effects sooner, I mean she was having trouble communicating with Rhys through the mating bond so, something must have been wrong.
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After the rescue, Feyre and Lucien arrived in the Night Court and I really loved the meeting of Feyre and Rhys. But they have so much to deal with so they cannot remain together as much as they want to. So they go to meeting and trying to discover with the help of Amran and the Book what to do in order to destroy or nullify the powers of the Cualdron.

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It´s really interesting to see a different type of mating bond, mostly through Elain and Lucien. Elain was in love with her human fiancé, and she did not want to become fae; neither did Nesta, but nonetheless the second is dealing with it way better than the first one. Elain is in such condition that everyone thinks that she has lost her mind. And she does not wish to be around Lucien, in fact he somehow forces his present at first until somehow she become tolerant to him. I dont know how Sarah is planning on continue with this story, but I will like to see Elain ending with Azriel instead of Lucien. I think the Illyrian warrior have become attached to her in some ways and I think Elain is what he need to be over his crus on Mor (a crush that has last over 500 years).

Feyre and Cassian visit the Prision, again with the intention of meeting with the Bone Carver, and God I swear he is such an interesting character that if not for his end I will like a book about him (maybe a prequel Sarah?). But learning that he appears to Feyre as his yet non-born soon is nice even when in some ways give you away the ending. I mean despite Rhys death I was sure he would be resurrected somehow.

Other of the things that I have liked are the visits to the Court of Nightmares. Mor´s father, Kier is such an asshole, but he is really intelligent and he knows that Rhys have been punishing for such a long time, most likely for what he did to Mor, that when he had the chance of bargain he did so. But the fist visit is key to what will happen later on the story. Feyre asks for the Oroburos and he told her that if she dares to look into it she can do whatever she pleases with it, if she remains sane after it, of course.

So know Feyre has to decided whether she wants to take the risk of look into the Oroburos or if she will risk to go into the war without this powerful ally. But while she still debating if the cost is worth the price the whole group learn about an attack on the Summer Court and so they go and help them. And this kind of scenes, the battle scenes in this book, are very powerful, and very entertaining. They are very well written and mostly brutal. I think in that matter is probably one of the best things in this book.

After that they return to Night Court cause Tarquin still mad at them for stealing the book.

And then many things happen, like another visit to the Bone Carver in witch he ask again for the Oroburos in exchange for his help. And Then Rhys relied what is it that Feyre sees when looking to the Bone Carver and is so sweet.


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So they manage to get all they High Lords to meet. And this scene is really cool. You see how the dynamics between the Courts have been for centuries, and how the resentment amongst some have been happening for a very long time. But the best is how Rhys makes Tamlin shup the hell up when he is about to insult Feyre once more. And of course, how nobody trust him, I mean he had it coming.
But not only that Azriel defending Mor´s honour. And the very best when Feyre gets so mad with Beron, the High Lord of the Autumn Court, for insulting Rhys that she almost killed him. But in the process she shows them all how powerful she is. And then we discover that Beron is not Luciens father after all.


And from that point on is just plot twist after plot twist. I just going to mention a few cause otherwise this post will be way too long.

I dont remember if this happens after the meeting or before the meeting, but some soldiers attack Feyre and Nesta in a Library and Feyre remembers that whatever it is that lays at the bottom of such library is something that scared Cassian and so she makes a bargain with it. Because she has never ever been told that she should not make bargains. And then Rhys and Cassian arrive and save both of them.

And after all it turns out that Jurian is not the bad guy. I mean he even help Feyre getting out of the Hybern camp when she went there to rescue Elain and decides to save other human girl. And Tamlin helping her is nice too, but it does not make me like him.

And of course because of my huge dislike for Ianthe I was so happy when she has killed by the Weaver.

Rhys speech before the final battle is so sweet and make me think that I want I guy just like him as I have been saying for quite a while now. And then both Feyre and Rhys have mating presents and have bring the Weaver, the Bone Carver, and Braxis (the thing that was laying at the bottom of the library). And Feyre told Rhys that she faced the Oroburos and that at the end she has come to love herself for all of the horrors that have been shown to her in it about herself.

And then Amran treason but then it was not a treason. And Tamlin appears with an army and also Myriam and Drako and also Feyres dad. The latest being killed only two pages after.

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But the worst of it was when Rhys dies, if I have a problem witht his book it would be this one. I mean I am happy that at the end he was safe and sound but, also Amren was save and everyone gets their happily ever after. It does not make too much sense. Hybern was a vicious enemy, they have all the chances to win and so people died in the war but all the characters that we love stay alive, and of course Tamlin redeems himself (not in my opinion, but whatsoever) by saying Feyre that he want her to be happy. In  my opinion was too much of happy ending, I think that somehow the author was kind of coward for not killing any character.

As I said I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward to read the next book in the series even when they will be following other character than Feyre.


See you all next Friday. 

And this is not related with this post except for the characters on it. But I just needed to share it. This would by Rhys if he had Snapchat

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July 24, 2017

American Gods Bossy Buddy Read

Hey guys!

As I told you last week I was doing a Buddy Read with Evelina from Avalinah´s Books (check her blog by clicking on the title, because it´s really good). This Buddy Read however, was somehow different cause we were not reading the same book: We exchange our TBR piles from Goodreads and picked a book that we have already read for the other. As you can see in the title of this post Evelina chose American Gods for me; for her I choose one of my all-time-favourites, Red Rising by Pierce Brown.

Each of us have prepared a set of questions for each other regarding the books so instead of having the usual review you will be having the reviews in an interview format. You can check Evelina´s opinion about Red Rising and my questions to her by clicking here. I am certainly looking forward to read all her thoughts.

And you can check all my thoughts about American Gods by continue reading this post.


We all know that the show for American Gods has come out quite recently. And then there's also all the bookish talk. Are you approaching this book as something new, or have you watched the series, or read something about it before? What are you expecting, I wonder?

I knew there was a TV show that I am dying to watch, but I am one of those readers that doesnt like to watch the movie or the TV adaptation until I have read the book, and I am quite good at avoiding spoilers so I went into the book completely blind except for the synopsis.

Have you read anything else by Neil Gaiman?

American Gods was my first book by the author but I fell in love with his writing so I will be reading the rest of his books eventually. But not right away; American Gods, was such a complex reading that now my brain needs a little break from this author.

How was the overall experience? The book is quite long and slow, how did you feel about the pace?

I have really enjoyed this book but I can see that it might not be a book for everyone. As you well said in your question the pace in this book is quite slow, but somehow, I felt compelled by the book within the very first pages, I felt connected to the characters and the story and there is also the fact that I really love to read.

The pace of this book is that slow mostly because is a character driven story so as I was saying in the previous paragraph you get a deeper connection with the characters. But the pace is also that slow because the story is so metaphorical and in a way very critical with the society we live in. I found all those aspects very interesting and the writing of the author only helped me to get more in the story even when, as I have previously said, it was kind of hard for me to read the book.

Did you like Shadow? A lot of people say that they didn't really like him as a character. I can also second that.

Well, contrary to you I really liked Shadow as a character. I found him to be very well constructed and for me it felt almost as I have really met him. Shadow at the end is a great guy that had made some mistakes. And I like the complexity within the characters and the constant dilemmas that he has in searching the right thing to do.

I remember extremely liking Chernobog, even though we can't really be sure if he's the "good guy", or the "bad guy". It's because he was so well done and based in mythology. Which of the god characters did you like best, and why?

I think my favourite god was Mrs. Wednesday. And many that have already read the book might be wondering why? And I think it´s because I liked Shadow so much and I connected so well with him I ended up liking Wednesday as he does, despite all the wrong that Wednesday have done.

Were you familiar with any of the mythologies used in the book (Norse, Russian...) before you read American Gods? If not, did it puzzle you?

I was familiar with some aspects because I really like mythology, for instance I was familiar with the Norse and the Egyptian mythologies but I didnt know a thing about the Russian one. After reading this book I am looking forward to read some more books about mythologies that I dont know so we shall see how that intention goes.

American Gods is supposed to be a [slow] series. Will you be reading the next book that comes out, if and when it comes out?

Of course! As I said earlier I am looking forward to read more books by Neil Gaiman. And I really liked American Gods so I will like to read more from Shadow and the rest of the characters, and after that ending things can only get more interesting.


So that was all. And let me tell you guys that I had a lot of fun doing it. I didnt check Evelina´s questions until I have finished the book because I wanted to be surprised by them as I was with the book. I hope we can do this any other time.

See you all on Wednesday with our usual post 

July 23, 2017

El actor Lucas Bilbo

¡Hola!

Parece que esto de publicar en los días que no toca se esta convirtiendo en costumbre pero, es que necesito hablaros de mi más reciente lectura. De hecho, aunque vosotros veías esta reseña a las 13 horas, una hora bastante normal, la estoy escribiendo a las 2:49 porque no quiero que se me olvide absolutamente nada de lo que os tengo que hablar. 

Tengo unos horarios de lectura un poco raros, en general tengo unos horarios un poco raros. Funciono bastante mejor de noche que por las mañanas así que es cuando hago la mayoría de mis lecturas. El caso es que, había planeado pasarme la tarde leyendo pero claro, si mi madre me dice que si vamos de compras no la voy a decir que no. Y, además había quedado con mi amiga Alicia, a la que ya he mencionado en alguna ocasión y, como hacía mil que no la veía tenia muchas ganas de verla. De modo, que mi tarde lectora se fue al garete y, lo que vino fue una noche lectora. 

Cuando empecé a leer El actor Lucas Bilbo, esperaba encontrar un libro que me gustase. Si no lo hubiera esperado así, no le habría solicitado a la editorial una copia para reseñarlo (muchísimas gracias a edebé por mandarme una copia), pero la verdad es que no me esperaba un libro que me gustase tanto como lo ha hecho este. Ha sido una sorpresa en todos los sentidos. 

Sobre la trama poco os puedo contar más allá de lo que viene en la sinopsis oficial, podría haceros spoiler y, este libro hay que saborearlo de principio a fin sabiendo cuanto menos mejor. De modo que aunque no me guste mucho copiar sinopsis oficiales en esta ocasión voy a hacer una excepción y, os la voy a poner tal cual: 

"Rut Fábregas ha desaparecido y sólo su compañero de teatro, Lucas Bilbo, puede arrojar algo de luz sobre los sucesos. Ni su familia, ni sus amigos, ni la policía saben dónde buscar. Sólo Lucas Bilbo, su compañero de teatro, tiene información que calla. Su madera de actor no sólo le ayudará en la ficción del escenario sino también en la vida real."

La verdad es que no sé muy bien por donde empezar a hablar de este libro porque como he dicho antes me ha sorprendido para bien.

Creo que lo primero que tengo que decir es que creo que es esa clase de libro que creo que se debe leer al menos una vez en la vida y, que sería una lectura adecuada para los colegios, evidentemente no para todas las edades, pero sí para alumnos de tercero de la ESO en adelante. Es un libro que trata temas difíciles y, duros pero, que por desgracia están presentes en la sociedad. 

Se trata de un libro de misterio y, es esa clase de misterio que intentas descubrir mientras lees y, aunque puedes intuir algunas cosas, hay otras que ni te puedes llegar a imaginar. 

Otra de las cosas que debo destacar es que leí el libro de un tirón y, sí, vale que es un libro corto, pero hacía tiempo que no leía nada del tirón. El estilo del autor es adictivo y, aunque en un principio pienses que todo va a ser una chorrada te engancha y, tienes ganas de saber más. En mi opinión es uno de esos libros que es altamente adictivo y, que recomiendo que leáis si os podéis perder un par de horas en los placeres de la lectura. 

También debo destacar que es una novela en la que los personajes tienen toda la importancia. Son los personajes los que mueven la trama enteramente, no las acciones. Y, precisamente por esa importancia de los personajes, poco importan las descripciones de los ambientes en los que estos se mueven. Creo que en esta ocasión es un recurso muy inteligente porque pese a que la historia transcurre en un pueblecito cerca de Barcelona, podría ser cualquier lugar. Otro de los recursos más interesantes que utiliza el autor, es qu va desvelando partes del misterio gracias a fragmentos de una obra de teatro escrito por uno de los personajes. Esto es algo que yo no había visto con anterioridad en otras novelas y, que me ha resultado muy interesante. 

Pero, la verdad sea dicha le he encontrado algunos fallos a la novela, pequeños y, que en comparación con la trama palidecen. Pero, me gusta que dentro de la subjetividad, mis reseñas sean lo más objetivas posibles así que os tengo que mencionar esos fallitos. 

Primero, el protagonista de la historia me resulta bobo en ocasiones. La verdad es  que, a veces, tenía ganas de meterme en la historia y, darle un sopapo para que espabilase. Sin embargo, creo que esto tiene una explicación muy básica, el chico tiene 16 años y, no tiene la misma mentalidad que tengo yo ahora con 22. 

Otra de las cosas que no me ha terminado de gustar son los saltos en el tiempo que hay. Por una parte, sigues a Lucas en el presente, pero por otra le sigues en el futuro viendo cómo le han ido las cosas tras todo lo que pasó, eso sí, en ningún momento llegas a intuir el final del caso. Como iba comentando, al principio estos saltos temporales me resultaban absurdos, como si no terminasen de aportar a la trama, pero hacia el final del libro, estos saltos sí que aportan información interesante. 

Finalmente, tengo algunos problemas con la relación que se establece entre Lucas y el inspector de policía que lleva el caso que cambia de un capítulo al siguiente, en cuestión de un día. Esto lo entenderéis en cuanto leáis el libro. Y, la verdad es que este es mi mayor problema con el libro. Los otros problemillas, se van solucionando según la trama avanza. 

Mi puntuación para este libro es de 4.5 estrellas. Y, de verdad que os recomiendo que lo leíais; me lo vais a agradecer. 

Nos vemos la semana que viene en nuestras citas habituales. 

July 21, 2017

Lord of Shadows

¡Hola!

Otro viernes más llega y, aquí estoy dispuesta a traeros una nueva reseña. Una reseña que tenía muchísimas ganas de hacer porque la verdad es que me moría de ganas por leer este libro. Como comenté en mi TBR de Junio, quería leer Lord of Shaodws de Cassandra Clare y, tras un periplo considerable para encontrar el libro, conseguí leerlo.

Esta será una reseña libre de spoilers de Lord of Shadows pero, como es el segundo libro de la tercera serie de Crónicas de Cazadores de Sombras es más que probable que encontréis spoilers de todos los libros anteriores, así que si no los habéis leído aun, os recomiendo que paréis de leer la reseña. Si continuáis lo haréis bajo vuestra propia responsabilidad. Os dejo aquí mi reseña de Lady Midnight para que leáis es en caso de no haber empezado a leer esta trilogía aún. 

La historia de Lord of Shadows empieza un par de semanas después de los eventos de Lady Midnight. Los Blackthorn y Emma y Christina tienen que lidiar con una plaga de demonios marinos que de pronto van a tierra firme con mucha mas frecuencia de la habitual. Esto no ha pasado nunca antes y, es un comportamiento extraño por parte de los demonios pero, esto no es ni de cerca todo con lo que tienen que lidiar. Julian tiene que aceptar la relación entre Mark y Emma y, todos los problemas que conlleva estar enamorado de su parabatai. Además hya una facción de cazadores de sombras que son como una nueva clase de fascistas, que en la versión inglesa del libro se hacen llamar Cohort (intuyo que en la versión española se llamaran Cohorte) y, que quieren volver a los tiempos en los que los miembros del Submundo eran tratados como basura y los Cazadores de Sombras eran el poder supremo.

Como he comentado en alguna ocasión, este era el libro que esperaba con más ansias este año y, la verdad es que no me ha decepcionado. De hecho, ha superado todas mis expectativas.. Como he dicho en cada una de mis reseñas de libros de Cassandra Clare es una obra maestra. Cuando pienso que Cassandra Clare no puede crear algo mejor que su anterior trabajo, va y, lo supera, creando algo que necesitaba y, que yo desconocía que me hacía falta. Y, lo peor, es que cuando pienso que no me puede romper el corazón en más pedazos, va y lo hace. 

Creo que es impresionante todo lo que ha crecido como autora. Me gusta el hecho de que you llevo leyendo sus libros desde el principio y, mientras que ella crecía como autora, yo, lo hacía como lectora. He leído todos sus libros y, estoy impresionada con como ha sido capaz de crear personajes que cada vez son mejores, como sus tramas se van complicando y, se van entrelazando unas con otras. Creo que por todo esto es una de mis autoras favoritas. 

Lord of Shadows es, hasta el momento, su mejor trabajo. No sólo es que el estilo sea adictivo es, sobre todo, la manera en la que enlaza todas las  historias del universo de cazadores de sombras en una sola trama. Tenemos la ocasión de ver a personajes de otros libros en este y, ver como la historia general de los cazadores de sombras se va haciendo más grande, más oscura y, mucho mejor de lo que podríamos haber imaginado en un prinicpio. 

Siempre que leía Cazadores de Sombras: Los Orígenes, pensaba que no podría encontrar un personaje que me gustase más que Will Herondale. Y, ahora tengo que admitir que me gusta Julian mucho más (lo siento Will). Julian es un personaje genuinamente complicado, lleno de luces y sombras y, creo que es uno de los puntos fuertes de esta trilogía. Pero la verdad, que no es el único gran personaje de esta trilogía. 

El reparto de personajes es increíble y, eso que es el más numeroso. A los personajes principales les acompaña una variedad de secundarios que más quisieran muchos autores tener como principales. Y, además, las ya mencionadas visitas de personajes de series anteriores. Tenemos la oportunidad de reencontrarnos con Alec, Magnus, Jace, Clary, John Carwright, como si nos reencontrásemos con un viejo amigo y, la verdad que los personajes siguen siendo ellos en esencia, pero hay algo que ha cambiado, porque han crecido. 

Sobre la trama no puedo decir nada, porque la acción empieza muy pronto en el libro y, cualquier cosa es potencialmente un spoiler. Sólo necesitáis saber que me ha parecido perfecta para la historia. 

Sé  que ha habido muchos rumores sobre lo que pasaría en Lord of Shadows, sobre todo en relación a los personajes que nos abandonarían. Por supuesto, no voy a decir quién muere, cuando suceden las muertes o cuántos personajes ya no están en el mundo de los vivos al final de la historia. Pero dejadme deciros que se os va a romper el corazoncito y, que NADIE, ABSOLUTAMENTE NADIE esta a salvo (esto puede incluir a personaje que salieron vivos de sus propias historias pero, que no lo hagan de esta). 

Y, por supuesto antes de terminar, quiero pararme a aplaudir a Cassandra Clare por la increíble caridad de diversidad que incluye en sus libros. De la lectura de libros anteriores tendréis una idea en general, pero en Lord of Shadows esto va incluso más allá. 


Como no podía ser de otra manera le dí a este libro 5 estrellas. Y, ahora no me puedo creer que me tenga que esperar dos años para leer el último libro de la trilogía. Por suerte los fans de la autora no tendremos escasez de libros porque tiene planeados unos cuantos lanzamientos. Estoy deseando empezar a leer la nueva trilogía, ambientada también en el universo de los cazadores de sombras, que la autora publicará el próximo año. 

¿Habéis leído ya Lord of Shadows? 

Nos vemos el próximo viernes con una nueva reseña literaria. 

July 20, 2017

Baby Driver

¡Hola cinéfilos!

Otro jueves más aquí estoy dispuesta a traeros una reseña, en este caso es el turno de un película que aun podéis aprovechar para ver en el cine o, no, dependiendo del caso que me hagáis y, lo e alta estima que tengáis mis opiniones.    

Hoy os voy a hablar de Baby Driver, la última película de Ansel Elgort (sí, de Agustus Waters de Bajo la misma estrella) y, un montonazo de gente famosa. Creo que se han debido de gastar más dinero en salarios de lo que se han gastado en producir la película eso esta claro. 

La película nos cuenta la historia de Baby un chaval que conduce muy bien y, que por un pequeño error que comentió cuando era pequeño ahora tiene que pagar su deuda siendo el conductor en fugas de diversas bandas criminales. Y claro, como no el chaval se enamora. 

La peli no está mal, pero tampoco esta bien. El argumento es muy simple y, la verdad es que no hay tanta chicha como para que la película dure dos horas, de verdad. Con una hubiese bastado y, luego esta el hecho de que el romance es lanzado a nuestra cara así como así. Muchas veces en mis reseñas literarias me quejo del instalove, pues en esta película hay un caso muy claro de ello. 

Las actuaciones en general son buenas; como para que no lo sean con el reparto que tienen (Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, John Hamm). Pero la química entre las parejas es nula, absolutamente nula. 

Otra de las cosas que me ha decepcionado bastante es la banda sonora. Había visto los trailers y, había visto entrevistas, en las que se hablaba de lo buena que era la banda sonora. Y, tampoco es que sea mala, simplemente es que es pesada y, que las canciones no son tan buen hilo conductor de la película como se me había hecho creer. 

Las escenas de acción son más bien "meh" y, las de conducción también. No sé si es porque he visto demasiadas películas de Fast a Furious y, Transporter, Transformers, etc, o por qué. Pero la verdad es que las escenas de conducción no eran tan espectaculares como yo esperaba. De hecho, la mejor escena en un coche, es la que ponen en un trailer. 

La trama de la historia aunque entretenida tiene algunos fallos pero, puede que esto sea error en la traducción para el doblaje a castellano. Los giros en la trama son demasiado previsibles y. hay cosas en la película que se ven venir desde el principio. Por otra parte, el desarrollo de alguno de los personajes es errático y, no tiene nada que ver con el personaje que se nos presentó en un principio. 

En general creo que esta película merece 3 estrellas y, que si la queréis ver os esperéis a que este en Netflix, en Movistar TV, Hulu, Waki o cualquiera que sea la plataforma de streaming legal que utilicéis. 



Nos vemos el próximo jueves con una nueva reseña. 

July 19, 2017

A Court of Mist and Fury

Hey guys!

Todays post is a new kind of review about a book that I have deeply like to my surprise. Instead of doing my review as I always do (spoiler-free) I am going to do my review divided in two parts one that will be spoiler free so all of you can read it and another one full of spoilers. But dont worry I will tell you when the spoilers start in case you havent yet read this book. Of course I won´t be doing this for all the books that I review, just for some of them. 

So, I am going to be talking about A Court of Mist and Fury also known as ACOMAF. As it´s the second book in the series you might find spoilers for the first book in the series, so I will recommend you to go and check my review for A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) read that one and then come to check this review. I will leave the link to that review here.

And now without further ado let´s go into the actual reviewing part of this post.

If you have read my review of the first book in this series, ACOTAR, you might know this already but I didnt think that the book deserved all the hype around it. I mean it was a fine book but in my opinion no more than a 3-star rating. Anyways I was interested enough to continue with the series because you all know how its really hard for me to either DNF a book or a series unless is something that I consider to be horrible. But the ending of ACOTAR hook me up into reading ACOMAF and God I am so glad it did.

ACOMAF starts a couple of months after the events of Under the Mountain and Feyre is of course traumatized by those and the fact that she is no longer human but a High Fairy. Now everything seems to be settling down and everyone is trying to regain normality. The only thing that Feyre should be worring about is the bargain that she made with Rhys in order to safe her life Under the Mountain.

By reading the synopsis you cannot gather much of what is going to happen and my synopsis is no much better than the official one, but trust me on this guys. This book is really good.

Contrary to what happen in ACOTAR everything happens so fast in this book and you are so intrigue by everything that is happening that you cannot stop reading. Let me tell you that I read all of the 626 pages of my edition in two days. I know that is crazy, but it is what it is.

The plot flows so much better and I think that maybe is because I like the characters much more than I did in the first book. While in the first book I thought that Freyre wa stupid in this one I really liked her even when she still makes so stupid mistakes, but those are forgivable. And what I liked the most is that she realized how abusive is the relationship she is in with one on the characters and she is not whilling to deal with all that shit. I dont want to give to much detail because of spoilers but keep reading into the spoilery section and you will learn what I mean.

Also the writing has improve significantly from book one. And actually this is what I was expeting coming from Sarah J.Maas. As you miht know cause I have say it some time I loved Throne of Glass and I think as a first book is really good. I was expecting a different story, but with the same intensity.


Overall, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I recommend you to pick up this series cause so far is really entertaining. I am going know to dive in the next book and final book because I am in such a fantasy mood. You will have a review for A Court of Wings and Ruin as soon as I read that one.

Are you guys planning on reading this book? Leave a comment and tell me if you interested in this series.


SPOILERS AHEAD PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK


From now on I am not going to contend the fangirl inside me so this is your second warning.

So, as I have said I was disappointed with the first book, I was expecting something with much more action that what I found. All the action in ACOTAR happens within the last hundred pages. But with the trials and meeting Rhysand, like really meeting him, and the death and resurrection the Feyre the story seems to improve significantly and you are sold to read the next book in the series.

When I started this book and see that we were again in the Spring Court I fear that it was going to be all the same. A girl trapped in an abusive relationship but after all what happened Under the Mountain, Feyrse seems to have develop a brain and now she realized what a control freak Tamlin is. As I said on my review of ACOTAR I dont like him and I dont see how is that everyone like him so much.

Anyway she is going to proceed with the wedding and she is willing to spend all eternity with Tamlin as if with the time she will heal. Fortunately for all of us Rhys decided to appear before she dump Tamlin in the altar and Feyre is taken into the Night Court. I dont know if this is for everything that I have read and hear about this book but honestly, I found this to be much more interesting that the Spring Court and I like Rhys better even when I didn´t know all the story behind him.

This picture was taken from here. Credit to the artist
I mean from the very beginning Rhys has only helped her. Ok, he made a bargain with Feyre but he was the only one with the balls to try to kill Amaratha and he has always tried to save Feyre no matter the cost to him. He even broke into the Spring Court when Tamlin (the supposedly good boy) looked her inside the house to keep her safe. And inbreking into the Spring Court he risks a lot, due Freyre being the bride of Tamlin and all that shit. But he did not care and he saved her.

I liked how even when Rhys loved Feyre and, it´s obvious that he does, he is willing to let her being her own person and to make her own choices. He respects her so much that only for that you all should love him.

But as the plot goes on, we get to meet the Night Court Inner Circle and Feyre becomes a part of it. But not only that but she makes friends for what it might be the first time in her live. And they become some short of a family. They help each other and as it could not be in any other possible way, they have to save the world but that won´t happen until later in the story so I will talk about that later.

When Feyre has to go to the huma realm again and she her sisters is kind of emotional because despite Nesta disliking fairies so much she let Feyre get into the house and she trust her enough to even let her friends in. And I love how Nesta is such a bad ass even when she is clearly in disadvantage when compare to the fairies.

As the story goes on, we get the chance to meet Rhys in all his complexity as we do with Velaries and the rest of Prythian. The world building and the increase in the complexity of the characters in ACOMAF is magnificent.

One of my favourite parts of this book is when they are visiting the Summer Court in order to steal the Book. This part is honestly so funny that I will recommend the book just for it. I enjoyed seeing how it was so obvious that booth Rhys and Feyre were into each other but none of them wanted to take the first the first step because each of them had their own reasons. When Amran and Feyre went into the temple was honestly one of the best parts and how the Blood rubies arrived into the night Court because of the steeling is nonetheless interesting.


Then so many things happen but I am going to go to the point that I have been dying to reach. They leave the Velaris and go into the Illyrian camp. And from there Rhys and Feyre go away to train her powers but they are attacked and Feyre has to save Rhys but he is badly injured and poison; so, she captures the Suriel again to learn how to cure him. But she also learns that she is the mate of Rhys and she is so pissed by it that as soon as they arrived again into the camp she asks Mor to take her away.

This picture was taken from here. Credit to the artist
And I really liked this part of the book and, again, only for this part you should read this book. She ask for space and Rhys respects the fact that she needs that space he does not impose his presence and he is able to give her the time she needs to make her mind and realised if she wants him as a mate or just for fun.

The chapter in which Rhys appears in the cabin and he tells her his story is so beautiful. He tells her everything that leads to the mating and is so beautiful, because he has grown feelings for her beyond the primal physical bond that the mating bond might been. And then she decides to give him food, which apparently is a very important part, since it means that she accepts the mating bond. But seriously I loved everything about this chapter. Specially towards the end when he says something in the lines that he was hurting because she was in love with Tamlin but he didnt care to be in such pain as long as she was happy. Can someone please get me a boy like this?

Also, I have really enjoyed the attack on Velaris and how Feyre goes against what she is been told to do and defend the city and slaughter the invaders and the Ator, it´s such a powerful scene.
And the rest is pretty much action and getting the second half of the Book from one of the human queens, who seems to be the only one with some brain. And then they go to Hybern where their plan does not work. All because Tamlin (who is an idiot and I am never getting tired of saying it) decides to sell the entire world because of his male ego doesnt let him understand rejection. And because he cannot respect the whites of the person he claims to love.

And then the plot twist with both Elain and Nesta becoming fairies and Lucien mating Elain is just mind blowing. But not nearly as mind blowing as it´s Feyre sacrificing herself in order to save them all. I almost thought she did actually get rid of the mating bod. Thank God in the next chapter Rhys remains calm so I calm a little bit until at the end he explains everything.

As I have sad early I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I really loved this book. If you have reach this far into the review, please let me a comment so we can discuss all of your thought regarding this book.


See you all next Friday!

July 18, 2017

Mundane Bookclub

¡Hola!

Silvia de Silthesia y Marta de The Somewhere Library hemos unido fuerzas para traeros una lectura conjunta  de Las Crónicas de Cazadores de Sombras al completo. La lectura seguirá el orden de publicación para ir descubriendo las cosas en el orden que Cassi Clare las creó. Por lo que leeremos:

Septiembre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Hueso
Octubre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Ceniza
Noviembre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Cristal
Diciembre: Los Orígenes. Ángel Mecánico
Enero: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de los Ángeles Caídos.
Febrero: Los Orígenes: Príncipe Mecanico
Marzo: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de las Almas Perdidas.
Abril. Los Orígenes. Princesa Mecánica.
Mayo: Las Crónicas de Bane
Junio: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Fuego Celestial.
Julio: Historia de la Academia de los Cazadores de Sombras
Agosto: Lady Midnight
Septiembre: Lord of Shadows.

Va a ser una lectura larga, de un año, pero esperamos que os unáis a nuestro Mundane Bookclub. Al que os podréis unir en cualquier momento de la lectura.¿Qué tenéis que hacer para uniros?

1. Seguir ambos blogs.

     Silthesia
     The Somewhere Library

2. Mandarnos un mensaje a cualquiera de las dos indicándonos que participáis, vuestro blog si lo tenéis y, número de WhatsApp (con el código correspondiente a vuestro país).
Marta
thesomwhrelibraryblog@gmail.com (no nos hemos comido ninguna letra la dirección es así)

Silvia
silthesia@gmail.com

3. Si tenéis blog y queréis llevaros el banner (que tenéis justo debajo de este punto) para que más gente se pueda unir. Ya sabéis cuantos más mejor. Haced una entrada en vuestros blogs o dejar un link a la de Silvia o la de Marta.



4. Estar atentos a las fechas de lectura que os dejamos aquí abajo y de las que os avisaremos cada mes.

Septiembre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Hueso

Viernes 1 a Domingo 3: Capítulos del 1 al 2
Lunes 4 a Domingo 10: Capítulos del 3 al 9
Lunes 11 a Domingo 17: Capítulos del 10 al 16
Lunes 18 a Domingo 24: Capítulos del 17 al 22
Lunes 25 a Sábado 30: Capítulo 23  y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Sábado 7 de octubre

Octubre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Ceniza

Domingo 1 a Domingo 8: Capítulos del 1 al 4
Lunes 9 a Domingo 15: Capítulos del 5 al 10
Lunes 16 a Domingo 21: Capítulos del 11 al 15
Lunes 23 a Domingo 29: Capítulos del 15 al 19 y Epílogo.

RESEÑA: Sábado 4 de Noviembre

Noviembre: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Cristal

Miércoles 1 a Domingo 5: Capítulos 1 a 4
Lunes 6 a Domingo 12: Capítulos del 5 al 8
Lunes 13 a Domingo 19: Capítulos del 9 a 12
Lunes 20 a Domingo 26: Capítulos 13 a 18
Lunes 27 a Jueves 30: Capítulos del 19 al 20 y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Sábado 9 de Diciembre

Diciembre: Los Orígenes. Ángel Mecánico

Viernes 1 a Domingo 3: Capítulos del 1 al 4
Lunes 4 a Domingo 10: Capítulos del 5 al 9
Lunes 11 a Domingo 17: Capítulos del 10 al 14
Lunes 18 a Sábado 23: Capítulos del 15 al 19
Martes 26 a Sábado 30: Capítulo 20 y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Domingo 7 de Enero

Enero: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de los Ángeles Caídos. 

Martes 2 a Domingo 7: Capítulos del 1 al 3
Lunes 8 a Domingo: 14: Capítulos del 4 al 9
Lunes 15 a Domingo 21: Capítulos del 10 al 14
Lunes 22 a Domingo 28: Capítulos del 15 al 19

RESEÑA: Sábado 3 de Febrero

Febrero: Los Orígenes: Príncipe Mecánico

Jueves 1 a Domingo 4: Capítulos del 1 al 3
Lunes 5 a Domingo 11 Capítulos del 4 al 9
Lunes 12 a Domingo 18: Capítulos del 10 al 15
Lunes 19 a Domingo 25: Capítulos del 16 al 21

RESEÑA: Sábado 10 de Marzo

Marzo: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de las Almas Perdidas.

Jueves 1 a Domingo 4: Capítulos del 1 al 2
Lunes 5 a Domingo 11 Capítulos del 3 al 8
Lunes 12 a Domingo 18: Capítulos del 9 al 14
Lunes 19 a Domingo 25: Capítulos del 15 al 19
Lunes 26 a Sábado 31: Capítulos del 20 al 21 y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Sábado 7 de Abril

Abril. Los Orígenes. Princesa Mecánica.

Domingo 1 a Domingo 8: Capítulos del 1 al 5
Lunes 9 a Domingo 15: Capítulos del 6 al 11
Lunes 16 a Domingo 22: Capítulos 12 a 17
Lunes 23 a Domingo 29: Capítulos del 18 al 23 y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Sábado 5 de Mayo

Mayo: Las Crónicas de Bane

Martes 1 a Domingo 6: Lo que realmente sucedió en Perú; La reina Fugiiva; y, Vampiro, Panecillos y Edmud Herondale
Lunes 7 a Domingo 13:  El Heredero de Media Noche; y, El Ascenso del Hotel Dumort,
Lunes 14 a Domingo 20 , Salvando a Raphael Santiago; y, La Caida del Hotel Dumort
Lunes 21 a Domingo 27 Qué comprarle a el Cazador de Sombras Que lo Tiene Todo; y, La Ultima resistencia del Instituto de Nueva York,
Lunes 28 a Jueves 31 El buzón de voz de Magnus Bane

RESEÑA: Sábado 9 de Junio

Junio: Los Instrumentos Mortales. Ciudad de Fuego Celestial.

Viernes 1 a Domingo 3: Capítulos 1 a 3
Lunes 4 a Domingo 10: Capítulos del 4 al 9
Lunes 11 a Domingo 17: Capítulos del 10 al 15
Lunes 18 a Domingo 24: Capítulos del 16 al 21
Lunes 25 a Sábado 30: Capítulos del 22 al 24 y Epílogo

RESEÑA: Sábado 7 de Julio

Julio: Historia de la Academia de los Cazadores de Sombras

Domingo 1 a Domingo 8: Bienvenidos a la Academia de Cazadores de Sombras; El Herondale perdido; y, El Demonio de Whitechapel
Lunes 9 a Domingo 15: Nada más que Sombras; y, El mal que amamos
Lunes 16 a Domingo 22:  Reyes y príncipes pálidos;  y, Sabor amargo;
Lunes 23 a Martes 31: La prueba de fuego; Nacido para la noche eterna; y, Los Ángeles descienden dos veces

RESEÑA: Sábado 4 de Agosto.

Agosto: Lady Midnight

Miércoles 1 a Domingo 5: Capítulos del 1 al 5
Lunes 6 a Domingo 12: Capítulos del 6 al 14
Lunes13 a Domingo 19: Capítulos del 15 al 21
Lunes 20 a Domingo 26: Capítulos del 22 al 27
Lunes 27 a Viernes 31: Epílogo y Una Larga Conversación

RESEÑA: Sábado 8 de Septiembre

Septiembre: Lord of Shadows.

Sábado 1 a Domingo 2: Capítulos del 1 al 3
Lunes 3 a Domingo 9: Capítulos del 4 al 10
Lunes 10 a Domingo 16: Capítulos del 11 al 16
Lunes 17 a Domingo 23: Capítulos del 17 al 22
Lunes 24 a Domingo 30: Capítulos del 23 al 29

RESEÑA: Sábado 6 de Octubre

Y, eso es todo.

Esperamos que os unáis a nosotras porque es una buena oportunidad para conocer a más gente que le gusta la lectura y, comentar los libros según los vamos leyendo no quedarnos con ganas de decir algo porque nadie esta leyendo el mismo libro.

Nos leemos.