20 julio, 2018

Recomendaciones Random 📚

Hola lectores;
Hoy vengo con una entrada que no había hecho nunca pero que me parece que os puede interesar mucho. Se trata de, como dice el título, recomendaciones random de libros.
En estas entradas (que publicaré una vez al mes o cada dos meses) os voy a hablar de forma breve de algunos libros que me gustan bastante y que creo que también os pueden gustar a vosotrxs.

El primer libro del que os quiero hablar es Otoño en Londres de Andrea Izquierdo, a la que probablemente conoceréis como Andreo Rowling.
Se trata de un libro coral narrado por varios personajes en el que Lily, una de las protagonistas, se va a Londres a estudiar por razones que no eran las más adecuadas...
Allí conocerá a el resto de personajes, que aportarán mucho a la trama y con los que irá creando distintos vínculos.
De este libro tengo que destacar dos cosas:
La primera es el salseo que tiene.
Hay gente que ha calificado la novela de Gran Hermano 2.0 pero os aseguro que no tiene nada que ver. Lo que pasa en el libro son dramas que pueden ocurrirle a cualquiera y que por eso enganchan tanto. Me costaba muchísimo dejar el libro y más de una vez fui a clase con más sueño de lo normal...
Y la segunda es que hay varios temas de actualidad que se tratan en la obra y todos están muy bien trabajados, pero hay uno en concreto con el que se me encogió el alma. Expresa muy bien ciertas situaciones y hace que empatices con los personajes.
El debut de la autora no ha podido ser mejor y espero seguir disfrutando de sus futuros libros.
Fue una de mis mejores lecturas de 2016 y le di 5 de 5 estrellas en goodreads.
(Tendréis la reseña completa una vez lea el tercero)

La segunda novela que os voy a recomendar es Si Decido Quedarme de Gayle Forman.
Voy a ser clara y concisa.
Si queréis leer un libro que enganche, que haga que sientas mil cosas a la vez, con el que entender lo difícil que puede resultar tomar una decisión y con el que empezar a valorar más lo que se tiene, ÉSTE ES VUESTRO LIBRO.
(Decirme en comentarios si queréis reseña de la bilogía)

Y el último libro del que os voy a hablar hoy es La Magia de Ser Sofía de Elísabet Benavent.
Este libro ha sido mi mejor lectura de Marzo y estoy segura de que cualquiera que lo lea se va a enamorar de la novela, de sus personajes y de su autora.
La novela nos cuenta la historia de Sofía, una chica que vive en Madrid y se pasa el día yendo del trabajo a casa y de casa al trabajo. Un día aparece Hector por su trabajo y tras algún que otro altibajo se hacen amigos.
¿Os podéis imaginar como va la historia?
Yo pensé que ya sabía lo que iba a pasar y de repente toda la historia me destroza. Luego me recompone y finalmente me rompe en mil pedazos.
Ha sido muy frustrante leerla porque la autora sabe mantenerte enganchadx, esperando a que pasen esas cosas que quieres que pasen y que parece que no llegan nunca.
Pero eso ha terminado siendo un punto a favor de la novela a pesar de la agonía que supone la espera.
Me quedan muchas cosas de las que hablar respecto a este libro, pero lo haré en otra ocasión.
También es un 5 de 5 en goodreads y lo recomiendo al 300%
(Reseña este mes)

Espero que os haya gustado.

Me podéis dejar vuestras recomendaciones en comentarios.
Hasta la próxima :)

02 julio, 2018

July New Releases

Hey readers! What's up?
Today's post is just a list of my most anticipated releases for this month so tell me if you are interested in one of these in the comments.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Lauren James – July 3rd
The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.
Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.
Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone….
Kiss of the Royal, Lindsey Duga – July 3rd
What if a kiss could turn the tide of a war? In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. With increasing omens foretelling an unthinkable future ruled by evil, Princess Ivy is determined to end this war once and for all - but her battle magic doesn't work without a partner. Prince Zachariah's unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy's magic, should make them an unstoppable pair. But once they're on the battlefield, Zach refuses to do the one thing Ivy knows will ensure their victory, because he believes love is the most powerful weapon they have, even in war. Now Ivy must convince Zach to listen to reason and fight with her magic, before everything they've been working to protect is destroyed by the darkest creature their world has ever seen.

Notes from My Captivity, Kathy Parks – July 10th
Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.
So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather’s belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s no question that she’s going to fly across the world.
But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne’s being held captive by the family she was convinced didn’t exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It, Kerry Winfrey – July 10th
Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them.
She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed.
Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends, Evelyn and Derek, decide to make a “Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely, but Still, It Could Happen)” list. Things like: eat every appetizer on the Applebee’s menu and kiss her crush Noah Reed.
But since when did everything ever go exactly to plan?
Floored, V.A. Authors – July 12th
When they got in the lift that morning, they were strangers. Sasha, who is at the UK's biggest TV centre desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he's by far the richest - and best-looking - guy in the lift; Velvet, who regrets wearing the world's least comfortable shoes to work experience; Dawson, who isn't the good-looking teen star he was and desperate not to be recognized; Kaitlyn, who's slowly losing her sight but won't admit it, and Joe, who shouldn't be there at all, but who wants to be there the most. And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year . . .

Letting Go of Gravity, Meg Leder – July 17th
Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites.

Where Charlie is fearless, Parker is careful.
Charlie is confident while Parker aims to please.
Charlie is outgoing and outspoken; Parker is introverted and reserved.
And of course, there’s the one other major difference: Charlie got cancer. Parker didn’t.

But now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a prestigious summer internship at the hospital and is headed to Harvard in the fall to study pediatric oncology—which is why the anxiety she’s felt since her Harvard acceptance is so unsettling. And it doesn’t help that her relationship with Charlie has been on the rocks since his diagnosis.

Enter Finn, a boy who’s been leaving strange graffiti messages all over town. Parker can’t stop thinking about those messages, or about Finn, who makes her feel free for the first time: free to doubt, free to make mistakes, and free to confront the truth that Parker has been hiding from for a long time.

That she keeps trying to save Charlie, when the person who really needs saving is herself.

The Cheerleaders, Kara Thomas – July 31st
There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident--two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget.

Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe.

Heart of Thorns, Bree Barton – July 31st
In the ancient river kingdom, where touch is a battlefield and bodies the instruments of war, Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood. The same women who killed her mother without a single scratch. But when Mia's father announces an alliance with the royal family, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Determined to forge her own path forward, Mia plots a daring escape, but could never predict the greatest betrayal of all: her own body. Mia possesses the very magic she has sworn to destroy. Now, as she untangles the secrets of her past, Mia must learn to trust her heart...even if it kills her.

See you next time.

12 junio, 2018

Pride Flag Book Tag 🌈

Hi readers! How are you doing today?
I have to admit that I'm very excited about today's post 'cause:
1: It's a Book Tag and I don't make one for a long time...
2: It's an LGBTQ+ Book Tag created by Spencer from CommonSpence, one of the most genuinely amazing people in the world.
And 3: My boyfriend is helping me with it! We were watching the original video and he automatically began to name books that could fill the category so I asked him if wanted to help and he said YES.

In his video, he explains a little history about the pride flag so check it out.

The tag is simple: 6 categories and 6 colors of the pride flag and its meanings.

1. Red means Life - A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you LIFE!

A Darker Shade of Magic (Bae Recommendation)
Hey guys! I'm Carlos, the Bae/Bf/Couple or whatever you want to call me :)
I'm here to recommend you A Darker Shade of Magic because Andrea still hasn't read it. But I know she'll do it soon.

But, today I'm talking only about Rhys, our proud bisexual character.
I don't want to spoil anything so I'm just going to say that this character it's the personification of Pride. He's bi, he knows it and he doesn't give a fuck about what others think about him.
And I like him a lot 'cause he reminds me of certain lady that is going to read this soon so Andrea I love you so much hahaha

2. Orange means Healing - A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.

Ramona Blue
In this book, our lesbian protagonist Ramona deals with a lot of family issues. While she is forced to be the adult in her house, her childhood friend Freddie moves back into town and she starts developing feelings for him.

So many people say that this book is problematic cause Ramona turns straight in the book. Well, that's not the case, and I think this quote from the book it's pretty explanatory:

"Maybe liking girls was that common thread that drew us together, but it's not all that's kept us together and you know it. And I still like girls. A lot. Kissing Freddie doesn't suddenly erase that part of me."

And I relate so much with this because I always thought I liked guys only, but when I was fifteen I began to realize that it wasn't true, and I'm proud to say that I LIKE BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS.

Ramona Blue is a story that explores the idea of fluidity/self-evaluation.
And, as a bisexual girl, I can say that the representation is pretty accurate. 
So if you want to, GO AND READ IT! 

3. Yellow means Sunshine - A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
I was going to recommend Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I also love Ari and Dante so I'm going to go with this one.

Ari and Dante are the cutest friends I've ever seen and whenever I'm down they light me up.
This is a great lgbtq+ ya contemporary book with an engaging story about this two boys who discover themselves together.

If you haven't read it yet, I don't know what are you waiting for.
Buy it, borrow it or whatever and READ IT.

4. Green means Nature - A book that is set out of this world — a reality different to our own.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones
I just read this one for Cram-A-Thon and I freaking LOVED it. I really liked the first one in the series but in DATSAB we get to know the story of Jack and Jill.

Jack was my favorite character from Every Heart a Doorway and after reading the sequel I can say that I'M IN LOVE WITH HER.

She's just this kind of sarcastic and protective person who loves in a really sensitive and personal way that makes the other feel like the only thing that matters are them at that moment.

And I believe that's pure magic.

5. Blue means Peace - A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.

I'll Give You the Sun

I've just re-read this book and I loved it even more than the first time.
I'm going to share Chelsea's Goodreads review because I feel the same way and I feel like she expresses herself (and myself) perfectly.

"I've been terrified to re-read this because it meant the world to me the first time I read it, but I shouldn't have been afraid. This book will always and forever make me feel all the feels. The last few pages of this book are EVERYTHING to me and I love it so damn much."

I can't tell you the hard situation/difficult truth so...
that's it for this recommendation.

6. Purple means Spirit - A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.

Autoboyography (Again Bae Recommendation)
Hi again!
For Spirit, I want to recommend you Autoboyography.

I'm not a religious person but I was raised in Catholicism. I usually avoid books that deal with any religion, but I thought that this book was worth the risk.
And I was right 'cause it was amazing.

I love the way this romance blooms and grows. Tanner and Sebastian are just perfect. I love the way Tanner upholds for his bisexuality whenever it's questioned and I really like the family connection that we can see all over the book.

I also like the commentary on the LDS church because I believe that is done with the care and respect that deserves.

And that's all readers.
I hope you enjoy it.
I'm not going to tag anybody so just feel free to do it if you want to.

See you next time
   -Andrea (and Carlos)