Bringing back my Gur… Reviews!

Reviews, Recommendations, Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Gone Girl, I’ll Give You The Sun, Starters, Book Blogger, Blogger, Veronica Roth, Audiobooks

Hello my fellow book dragons!

Life is full of different joys, opinions, books, reviews, and posts! So it is so sad when your favorite reviews go unnoticed by my fellow bloggers… T_T It is quite my fault since I arrived late to the party of blogging and some books! haha so, I have bring my girls back! My old posts so that you can check them out and comment them! There is something that I truly mean and it is that I love to talk about books and comment on it!

Sadly I do not know or have read as many books as you have, but I hope you have read or at least seen the ones that I read… I am the slow one here not you all haha so…


#1: Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant

I totally love this saga, and I have said it so many times! It is a great saga! I have my reasons why I say this! I think I am like the #2 advocate of this saga… because #1 I will expect to be the author XD right?

I agree… with some of the comments about the books! So here is the ratings!

5 coronas

Divergent
Insurgent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For me these two are the best books of the saga! you will say “How come? Is he crazy? That does not make any sense!” but it does, and if you check my review, you will see exactly I mean!

4 coronas

I agree with the comments about this one. This book is slow and long enough to want it to stop… sooner please, I want to get to the next. I think that Tris was not as erudite as we thought, so I guess that is why the author struggle that much?

Insurgent

I do encourage you to check out the reviews and to comment on it! even to share it! ❤


#2: I’ll Give You the Sun

Honestly speaking, this titles is superb, dreamy, lovely, and totally as beautiful as a sunny day! The topics or themes it deals with are just so recent family, death, identity, genre, sex, and teenagers. You put all this together and you add “teenager” and you totally know that this is just a ticking bomb of hormones and bad decisions. I totally love this title, the audiobook was amazing and even the narrator’s where two. The myth of the species, the looking for the other half, but this one is totally worth all the versions. This book seriously gave me global warming ❤ One of my favorite quotes of the title!

5 coronas

I’ll Give You The Sun

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#3 Starters

Honestly guys… I am happy to pleased with movies and books. I usually look at the bright side of everything… Mr. Brightside ❤ but this book just didn’t do it for me… I will give you the most superficial reason first… the cover… I liked this cover, but the second book was not on the same cover… was another cover… and matching cover for the second book was only available like in German or something… who does that? second reason, this title was just too try heard, full of cliches of Disney princess, lame descriptions of technology because all is related to a rocket (?), the famous love triangle, and the “happy ever after” ending with a Deux Ex Machina plot twist…

2 coronas

Starters

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TBR – Goodreads #2 list – Top 5

Hello my book dragons! It’s me again! 🙂

Okay, so I keep going through my To-Read list! I am always keeping an eye on this… I am a sale hunter XD I still hope to see one of this on sale XD I just came to realize that I do remember the books and that I wanted to read them… BUT at the moment to buy or to be at the library… I don’t quite remember them… some of them, not all though XD

So here is again! 5 books in my TBR that I don’t quite remember always XD


#5 – The Count of Monte Cristo

Check the book here!

I do remember this one! It was on sale on the library because it was like 40% torn apart… but it was too much like to buy haha I really have wanted to read this book for a while, and I have seen it so many times in the library… it is not that expensive but it is HUGE! I think it is like reading “IT” but still… that is quite a classic! maybe even to heavy for me… XD

#4 – Heels Over Head

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I found this when I found The Biggest Scoop! If you haven’t read it you can go to the review and find it there! Recommended, reviewed, and even the link to buy it! *helping a friend* Okay, so I read this book and for some reason… It reminds me of this anime… FREE! Again, all about the LGBTQI+ books and the swimming and sports. Honestly, I have read about a lot of scenarios but never about sports… I think that Me and sports is not my thing, but this book seems to be just the union of sports, Olympics, diversity… and indie publishing! I think… still I think I will try to read it soon! (It moves!)

 

#3 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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I have seen this book a few times in Bookoutlet and if you don’t know that it is, check it out and joying from there! *helping a friend here XD* Okay, now it is coming to be a movie, and I have liked the review for so long, she is gone, the family is alone, there are some mental disadvantages and then a whole mystery with laughs. I have seen it once in the library, but again… money! XD

# 2 – The Crowns of Croswald

Check out the book here (the paperback is like super cheap!)

I will be 100% honest with this one… I added it because of the beautiful cover, you cannot deny it! It is beautiful I will totally get it in hardcover or even paperback, but I have to buy this book and just look at its amazing cover! It has quite some good ratings, and I like fantasy, so… I really hope to get it soon… what is it about??? Ah, yes, something like Harry Potter and a magical high school! but the cover! ❤

# 1 – The Man Who Laughs

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I think that this cover was the best that I could find… and there are a lot of them for this book. I don’t even remember how I came to find this book or where I find it… maybe as always on Amazon haha I think that the story is quite creepy… no no let me fix that… some of the covers and the cover of the movie… old movie… but the synopsis does not talks a lot about this book. Like I honestly have no idea what it is about XD


So this is it for today! I quick list and I am still missing like a million books of the list… but! I will gossip some more with my book dragons! *that means you if you don’t get it XD*

If you haven’t read these books, try not to until I do… just kidding XD Do read them if you like them! and if you already have, let me know more about them! I will be happy to read your comments! If you know the author, let them know that a random guy is talking about them haha


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This is a call to all Audible lovers!

Audible, Reviews, Recommendations, Followers, Amazon, Amazon Reviews

Hello my fellow book dragons!

In the last years, I have become really active on the Audible listening experience! I think you might have seen that because somethings I mentioned my experience with the audiobooks on my reviews, and if you follow me on Twitter, you will see that I am constantly talking about the audiobooks!

I found out some time ago how to leave reviews on Audible.com and to have a pretty small and simple profile to review my experience with the audiobooks! I like to review there an on Amazon and I will love to follow your reviews on those sites too! I think this is a good idea to become more known on the community, so here I leave my profile likes for a follow and a follow back! (Audible) I will be happy to read, like your reviews, and to follow your profiles too! (We cannot follow the Amazon profiles, but I can check out your reviews!)

Go to “My Reviews”

Also, if you have not try Audible or would like to try it out! Well, You MUST do so! It is amazing and you can even start a trial on the link below! I hope you get to use it and to love it! If you do, follow me on my two profiles!

Click here. Help a friend ❤

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“It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.” ― David Levithan, Every Day

Every day, David Levithan, divers, love wins, movie adaptation, some day.

Tech Summary: Read from January 28, 2018, to February 1, 2018.

I read this book because the movie is coming, so I wanted to read it first! I am on top of the movies that are coming for books, at least for this year XD Last year… I was lost XD

Discovering one’s existence is as difficult as understanding someone else’s. Empathy seems to be so important and so much into oblivion. People are constantly thinking about their lives and not worrying about the others, and David Levithan impressed me again with the diverse speech style and his social perception of the world to the point of being in sync.

I love how, I am making a blind guess here, he pours his ideas and self in the book. How he attempts again to educate and to let people know that diversity exists, that humans like prejudice and that humans have more in common but we rather focus on the differences. I think Levithan takes this “be in someone else’s shoes” to another level but it might work. People find it really hard to think outside themselves. How difficult someone else’s life can be and how insensitive we might be is, again a guess, what Levithan was looking for in this title.

I find it a bit impossible for someone to fall in love for a being that has nobody, but she is no falling for the body, she is falling for the person, for the being, something purer than the looks. Isn’t love supposed to be like that? I started thinking… and wondering the what if we are just all inhabitants of a body? Aren’t we all just using a flesh vessel to define ourselves?

The book is quite good, easy going, fast, and entertaining. I believe the second title might be a bit repetitive or maybe Levithan will still impressed me with his writing skills and points of view. If I tell you something, I loved what he says on page 77 and 223. I hope you could get to read this book before the movie is out. I am positive the movie will be missing some good points here and there.

So, the kingdom has given this book:

4 coronas

It seems that your majesty is pleased and the knights have spoken!

let'em eat cake

If you wish to check the Goodreads profile, hey! Feel free to go there! I have added below the link to the review and the rating I gave to this book.

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Every Day

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“A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” – By Marlon Bundo, and Jill Twiss (audiobook)

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, John Oliver, LGBTQI, Mike Pence, Parody, satirical, Rupaul

Hello, book dragons! I am so hyped XD I was dragged by the flow of all this mess and craziness of Marlon Bundo! The hardcovers are sold out almost 5 minutes of the publication of the book!

We are not political and our kingdom does not interfere with the affairs of other countries, but this book is so “WOW”

My mouth dropped open with this audiobook!It is only 7 minutes and I didn’t want to wait for anything, and 7 minutes are enough for this book to give a POWERFUL statement!

I was laughing so much and so hard at this title and the political implications that it had. Since this is an audiobook when I say” narration” is the professional narration, and the narration was incredible, the story was short and funny, the parody is just amazing! I love the fact that RuPaul was part of the cast that narrated this story!

I like how in such a short book, 7 minutes, you can tell the people how powerful the one is. One might be a little bunny or a turtle or just citizen of the United States or from any other country going on elections… coff coff Costa Rica coff coff, but one plus one equals two… and yes, that is obvious but let’s be serious here… in unity, strength. If we all get together, we can totally do a better work and make a real change for the good. This book is not only for diverse people but also for all minorities that have been gunned down by the system!

This book is hilarious! Satirical! And powerful! I am smirking my way home!

So, the kingdom has given this book:

5 coronas

It seems that your majesty is pleased and the knights have spoken!

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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

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“One little Indian (Soldier) left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.” ― Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie, Myster, Queen of Mystery, Oriental Express, Classic

Tech Summary: Read from February 4, 2018, to February 7, 2018.

I have wanted this book for so long, and I had the misconception of what was it about. I mean I know what it was about but I thought it was related to something else. I love my bf @santi9393 for always being part of my addiction and for being one ❤ He gave me this book for Xmas, and I am so happy that he did! ❤

I will say like all people have said, this book was amazing. The whole mystery and the order in which the events happened were just, so well crafted. In the beginning, I was a bit confused and all over the place, but then I was able to settle in and taken all the story.

I said on good reads that if this was a Stephen King book the story would have ended with a weird wizard or alien intervention, but Christie does not disappoint. She did create the mood for both kind of endings, and the reader and “in the book” spectators got both of the endings. I must be true at some point I wonder if the killer was this or that character… and I even changed my opinion for someone else. All the plotting within the characters and to see how they went for the others throats since the very beginning added a lot to the mood and the point of how vice humans are. I was not surprised when I discovered the murderer, and all I have to say is this: don’t change your opinion once you think you know! I thought for a second that one character had some behaviors that could have been traits of a mad person but are adjudicated to his/her job, and I had so much training with all the hours I spend watching Scooby-Doo but I couldn’t resolve the mystery, but honestly, it was quite clever writing.

At the end of the story, you will totally agree with her, that this is one of the biggest masterpieces of all time.

As a side note, I like the first name “Ten Little Indians” but I think that was a bit racist? Still, I like the title now! :3

So, the kingdom has given this book:

5 coronas

It seems that your majesty is pleased and the knights have spoken!

 

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And Then There are None

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TBR – Goodreads #1 list – Top 5

Hello my book dragons!

I don’t know if I have seen a post like this, most likely I have, but I will say that this is my idea *yeii* XD Anyway, one day, I was going through the To-Read list and I found some really old books that I was not even sure they existed until… well I found AGAIN haha, so I have added 5 books that I would like to read, and I am not sure why, but if you know, let me know! haha


#5- Children of Eden

This one title I found out, I don’t know how, but when I found it in Goodreads that the author is a youtuber… I am not sure if that is good? or if that is bad? will this be some kind of fan service all the way? Will it be good? horrible? Bad? I don’t know, the synopsis sounds common, but the reviews are not that bad and everybody, on Goodreads, talks about the eyes… go figure… right? XD

#4 – Noah Can’t Even

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I like and I want to help small authors? or Small publishing companies? Can I even help? I am not that popular… anyway XD I like LGBTQI+ titles, they tend to be super sweet and like the perfect everything… as long as is not erotic… that turns me off… get it? XD However, I read the synopsis on Amazon and even the preview on Kindle and I am so into the book… but I am on a prohibition to buy books… T_T So I accept gifts… if you wanna help out here XD

#3 – Whispers

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The format of this cover is weird… like too long haha another Kindle kind of indie publishing book… hmmm The synopsis looks good but Goodreads fellows say not that good. It is like the story of a boy who meets another boy, but this book, the first one? has a complicated family, and the second book… has a completed secret? Same old same old… but it is $.99 so… maybe… XD

# 2 – All American Boys

Check out the book here (the paperback is like super cheap!)

This one I do remember it, I found it on Amazon… I am all about windows shopping on Amazon XD I liked the book so much, that I was this close to buying it… *puts his fingers really really close* but again… too many unread books to make the list wider… we all have the same issue, right guys? Okay, so I know this book deals with a heavy topic of violence, racism, and police violence… sounds familiar right? and it is important to read other’s perspective of life and to know about E M P A T H Y ❤ Okay, it reminds me of “All the Hate You Give” so if you read that one, probably you will like this one.

# 1 – The Name of the Rose

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Again, I think we should read everything… I will read this one is Spanish… @santi9393 has it and he will share it ❤ isn’t that love? Okay, I am all about the heavy reading… even if at the end I hate it … but if I start a book, I will finish it! I know there is a movie about this and Santi recommend it and I have wanted to read it for so long! It is super big and complicated, and heavy with murder, raping, religion, and heresy? Sounds like a fun time!


So this is it for today! I quick list and I am still missing like a million books of the list… but! I will gossip some more with my book dragons! *that means you if you don’t get it XD*

If you haven’t read these books, try not to until I do… just kidding XD Do read them if you like them! and if you already have, let me know more about them! I will be happy to read your comments! If you know the author, let them know that a random guy is talking about them haha


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What I am still currently reading?

Hello my fellow book dragons! (I love that! I want a mug about that!)

I think that we all have a list of books that we started reading but are still struggling? procrastinating? reluctant? postponing because I am reading some other good stuff? I don’t know, but I know that I most-likely will need to start from scratch once I retake them XD

If you have be on Goodreads, or if you check the right bar on this blog, you will see what I am currently reading… so… I am gonna just elaborate on it a bit more! 😀

#1: Treasury of Greek Mythology!

Click on the image to get a preview of the book and also to get the synopsis!

I finished as some of you know my adventure with Percy Jackson! :/ I finished it and I was so into reading the other books of the sagas kind of related to this one, but I am being honest here… the expenses… XD so Amazon was so nice to have this book on sale at that moment… and I bought it! It is like reading with nice pictures about this amazing part of history and it has beautiful illustrations, and on top of that, it its from NatGeo! Even better! I am reading it before going to bed 🙂 so mostly in a few days… weeks… months, I will have it done!

#2: The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller

Click on the image to get the synopsis of the book and to get it! It is super good and cheap!

Okay, so if you have followed me through this journey, you know that I read, The Atlantis Gene and that I totally loved it! The book is indie publishing or at least it was at some point, and it is really good! You should totally check out my review! I am spoiler free haha I started this one as part of the “book before bed” and I was so into it until a new book came in and I was so obsessed that I put it on hold… shame on me…

Check the review! if you want to know more about the experience and the book!

#3: The Two Towers

Okay, again, if you follow me you will know that I stared The Lord of the Rings and it took me a year to finish it… They are good, but they are so heavy and slow and I think I mentioned that on the first review (here) but I read and read and read for 2 hours and I read 20 pages… it is frustrating… but so good at the time… but then I got to the part where they stopped narrating the good stuff and start narrating the adventures of Frodo and you lost me there for a while… sorry T_T

I hope you check the review! 🙂


So that is it for now, the books I have started and am still trying to read… if you knew about the audiobooks… well stay tune and you will know about the ones that I have started but haven’t finished XD

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“Todas tenían algo en común: el sufrimiento.” – Cristina Morató, Reinas Malditas.

Me senté y tomé una taza de té. Estrenaba una nueva marca de té de jazmín. Tomé la taza y bebí un sorbo. Debo decir que el dulce olor de las flores de jazmín me engañó, al probar pude confirmar que un amargo sabor tiñó el agua que un día tuvo un sabor dulce, puro y virgen. No puedo evitar pensar que fue un presagio de lo que me esperaba al repasar las más de 500 páginas del libro escrito por Cristina Morató.

Al igual que el té de jazmín, las reinas de este libro pretendían disfrutar de una vida de amor, placer, paz y abundancia, pero al igual que el destino impredecible del jazmín, la vida de estas 6 reinas se tiñó de amargura y de dolor, dejando una lucha entre la vida y la inminente muerte. Cada una de la historias de estas grandes mujeres comienza con algo en común. El color azul. Todas nacieron en cunas marcadas por las luchas de poder y por un aire de elegancia extremo, pues todas eran princesas.

Cristina de Suecia, Victoria del Reino Unido, Alix de Hesse-Darmstadt Eugenia, Isabel de Baviera & María Antonieta de Austria. La mayoría conoce esos nombres, pero ¿cuántos se tomaron el tiempo para conocer a la persona detrás del trono? Algunas de estas reinas murieron en manos de sus pueblos, por nada más que la ignorancia. Un grupo de personas que manipuló sus mentes y les hizo creer que las mujeres al poder eran sus enemigas, cuando ellas no fueron más que defensoras de sus propias familias y de lo que creyeron que era mejor para sus reinos.

Cristina, la reina más joven de este libro, que vivió su vida en un constante cuestionamiento de quién era y de hacia dónde ir, tenía mil preguntas filosóficas y Descartes fue su gran guía, amiga de varios papas pero errante de su reino. Alix, la última gran Zarina, quien sin preparación y a pesar de la oposición de los Romanov se ocupó de amar a su esposo con fervorosa dedicación hasta que fue asesinada al frente de sus propios hijos.

Imagen 1

Eugenia, una aristócrata española marcada por el amor de su padre, quien se convertiría en la Emperatriz de Francia y más tarde huiría al exilio en Inglaterra. Victoria, una princesa alemana que se convirtió en Reina de Inglaterra tras el deceso de su tío, decidió aislarse de su madre y emprender su camino, se enamoró y su vida giró desde ese momento en torno al amor por Alberto. María Antonieta, la archiduquesa de un Imperio que cayó ante las manos de simples franceses, manchada por el desprestigio de sus enemigos, aterrada por lo que le pasaría a sus hijos. Por último, la amada Sissy, quien fue la más errante de todas y aún así, nunca encontró un lugar en el que verdaderamente pudiera estar segura.

Todas estas reinas se convirtieron en grandes emblemas, conociéndose entre ellas y la mayoría siendo grandes amigas y compadeciéndose entre ellas. Fueron hermanas en el sufrimiento y fuertes líderes cuyas historias hoy podemos disfrutar en películas, libros y series de televisión.

La autora de este libro, Cristina Morató, hizo un gran trabajo de recolección de información que no se había utilizado en otros libros. Relatos que añadieron un tinte para conocer a las Reinas de manera más personal y permitió al lector sentir que por un momento era parte de la realeza.

Por esto y muchas otras cosas más, el reino le otorga:

5 coronas

Parece que el reino estaba encantado pero devastado emocionalmente, pero el reino se ha manifestado:

ARC review: Jeremy Cutler and the Torch of Time by Michael Faix

Since this is an ARC, the review will be a bit different, but as all my reviews, it has a little story.

This is my second ARC review? well, I before got a request from the author himself on checking out his book! (Sent for Life) so being part of #NetGalley made me feel good and that I was going to be a “Professional Reader”… but being honest, I am already a professional reader haha… or at least I tell myself that XD


Jeremy Cutler is a nice story of self-discovery and to make it more complicated he not only has to discover himself but also his magical past. I started this book with all the excitement of the world and I kept reading. The main character, Jeremy, is oblivious to the world that is hidden to mortal eyes, but despite other characters of other stories, he is happy to be part of it and to learn from it almost immediately. Here… all the crowns (stars/ratings) started to go down for me. He might be a bit perplex of what is going on but he is always curious and eager to learn which is a nice trait of the character, and he, for me, is not annoying like Harry Potter, let’s face it… he was a bit annoying…

Compared to other main characters, Jeremy is daredevil and is looking not only for his past but also wants to be a sword kind of hero. At the end, he is a kid and all kids want to be heroes and fight with swords… but war is a horrible game to play. Sadly to say, I see some things from other stories. A lot of similarities from Harry Potter, did you think it was a coincidence that I mentioned him before? well… no… There are some elements that we can say are “archetypes” but for me, they seem to be a sweet-imitation of the saga. Elements like the Old Loved Wizard… the Snakish nemesis and followers… the gang of dark hooted people that are looking to revive his old master… Harry’s oh… no no Jeremy’s bully which has the same DD name and last name… and it is so alike… besides this, the world created is a normal fantastic world with wizards and witches… past and present events covered with strong spells.

The story was good enough and believe it has potential to be something big and fantastic, but a few changes will need to be done… but that is just my humble and honest opinion. I wouldn’t recommend the novel.

So, the kingdom has given this book:

3 coronas

It seems that your majesty is not pleased and the knights have spoken!

If you wish to check the Goodreads profile, hey! Feel free to go there! I have added below the link to the review and the rating I gave to this book.

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Jeremy Cutler and the Torch of Time

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Thank you for reading!

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