viernes, 5 de febrero de 2021

Review "The Iron Raven" by Julie Kagawa


➥ The Iron Raven

  • Author: Julie Kagawa
  • Publication expected date: February 9th 2021.
  • Rating: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
  • GoodReadsThe Iron Raven

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Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.

With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten. 

The Iron Raven is the first book in a new series of the Iron Fey world. 

Thank you to edelweiss and the publisher (inkyardpress) for the ARC. 

Like I said before, this book is the first one of a new trilogy following the long series of books of The Iron Fey. I haven't read the Iron Fey series so I was kind of confused at the beginning of the book but I have to say that the author explains everything you need to know and I found it easy to understand. I do think that you need to read the other books to feel more attached to some characters of the other series that appear in this book, but either way I enjoyed all of them. 

Like Nyx I don’t know the reputation of Robin Goodfellow (not having read the other books), I just know Puck. In this book we see him struggle with his old self, that fey everyone was afraid of, and who he has become, a person who has left behind all the things that made him bad. I was really suffering reading about his inner struggle of not knowing who you are anymore. And I liked the message this book transmits and how the author portrays it. The author did this so well I felt everything. Really I have to credit her a lot for this because she made me see the old Robin Goodfellow and understand him without me having read the other books where he was introduced. 

I really like the world, it's really promising and I just might read the very first book, but I have to say that this book felt more like an introduction than a story itself. It’s fast paced with a lot of action but I feel it kind of dragged out a little bit, in my opinion. Also the end was kind of predictable and easy but I also found it made sense because it goes really well with the storyline of Puck's inner struggles. 

I'm already declaring my love for Nyx, she's my favorite character and a red cap and I can't wait to see more of her. I did like Meghan, Ash and the other characters but some of their scenes felt like fan service, which I'm sure they are since those are very beloved characters by the fanbase, so I understand it but sometimes it felt like they were the main characters and not Puck. 

 The second book promises to be way better because that last sentence was really unexpected, so I will be continuing with this trilogy and I might read all the other books.

Summing it up, I think this book is a good introduction to the world. If you are looking for a funny but kind of dark fairytale I will say this is a safe bet.

Where to buy it?
→ Amazon

domingo, 31 de enero de 2021

Reseña "Santos Crueles", de Emily A. Duncan.


➥ Santos Crueles

  • Autor: Emily A. Duncan
  • Publicación: 2 de Abril de 2019
  • Valoración: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
  • Goodreads: Santos Crueles

"Cuando Nadya reza a los dioses, ellos escuchan y dejan que la magia fluya por sus venas. Durante casi un siglo, los kalyazi han estado inmersos en una cruenta guerra sagrada contra los herejes tranavianos, y su poder es lo único que rivaliza con la magia de sangre del enemigo. Pero cuando el ejército invade el monasterio en el que se esconde, Nadya se ve obligada a huir del único hogar que ha conocido, mientras este es reducido a escombros por las llamas. Su obsesión a partir de ahora será la venganza. En la primera parte de la trilogía Algo oscuro y sagrado, Nadya deberá forjar una alianza inimaginable con un miembro de la realeza y un joven extraño con un poder aterrador. ¿Su plan? Asesinar al rey y detener la guerra."

sábado, 2 de enero de 2021

Review "The Alice Equation", by Davina Stone.


➥ The Alice Equation 

  • Author: Davina Stone
  • Publication expected date: January 8th 2021.
  • Rating: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
  • GoodReadsThe Alice Equation

"Alice Montgomery’s life is like Groundhog Day. Five years after graduating, she’s still working in her mum’s bookshop, hiding her stash of romance novels under the bed and pining for the gorgeous guy who helped her over a panic attack before her final uni exam.
Aaron Blake loves to party—hard. His idea of commitment to anything other than his legal career is strictly for three months. Until landing a job with the most prestigious—but conservative—law firm in town means he has to convince the partners he’s deeply committed to family values. 

Aaron needs a fake date fast—and who could be safer than his bookish friend Alice?
Soon Alice finds herself dating her secret crush, sporting a daring new look of vintage frocks and itsy-bitsy lace lingerie.

Now the heat is notching up. Aaron’s feelings for his fake date are proving anything  
but safe, and Alice is discovering her inner sex-goddess.

But when secrets are revealed and lies uncovered, both Alice and Aaron will have to work out the hardest equation of all… what this crazy thing called loved is all about."

Thanks to BookSirens and the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2020

Review "Girl With Three Eyes"; by Priya Ardis.

➥ Girl With Three Eyes 

  • Author: Priya Ardis
  • Publication date: 1st July 2020.
  • Rating: ✰✰✰+/ 5
  • GoodReads: Girl With Three Eyes.

" She would hate her third eye less if it actually gave her special powers.
When her secret is threatened, she may be the only one who can save the kingdom. Sixteen-year-old Kira puts on a show about having empathic abilities, but she miraculously wakes a highborn boy from a coma after a near-fatal accident on mountainous slopes. When his father threatens to expose her “magic” to the queen, she attends the kingdom’s most elite academy as a bodyguard. Soon, she’s immersed in a strange new life—one of being a simple student trying out for the school’s skyboarding team. Her fake life becomes the life she’s always wanted, but Kira cannot escape who she truly is. Nothing in the court of the Raj is as it seems…Will she risk her freedom to unmask a killer before the crown falls? "

Disclaimer: Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

sábado, 17 de octubre de 2020

Review "I Will Be Okay" by Bill Elenbark

 I Will Be Okay 

  • Author: Bill Elenbark
  • Publication date: 14 de Mayo de 2019
  • Rating: ✰✰✰✰+/ 5
  • GoodReadsI Will Be Okay

"The intensity of two boys’ feelings for each other threatens to be overwhelmed by family tensions that rip them apart before their relationship even starts. Mateo’s father is overly obsessed with his fifteen-year-old son’s baseball achievements to the exclusion of other interests (manga, indie rock music, and Stick—the boy from the “troubled” family down the street, the one with thirteen children of mixed races). Mateo’s mother comes from a sprawling Puerto Rican family that provides little privacy and complicated support as Mateo and his father clash over a baseball injury that jeopardizes his season. Down the street, Stick is dealing with the sudden loss of his father and living up to an image he believes his father saw in himself, one that wasn’t gay, which drives him to drink and do drugs beyond anything he and Mateo have experimented. They come together and fall apart. Like a mantra, Mateo repeats the words from one of the band’s songs whenever he gets hurt or afraid: I WILL BE OKAY. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work."

Disclaimer: thanks to Edelweiss+ for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

martes, 6 de octubre de 2020

Reseña "The Black Flamingo", de Dean Atta

The Black Flamingo 

  • Autor: Dean Atta
  • Publicación6 de agosto de 2019
  • Valoración: ✰✰✰✰✰/ 5

"A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers - to show ourselves to the world in bold colour."

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2020

Reseña "Seis de Cuervos" de Leigh Bardugo

➥ Six of Crows

  • Autora: Leigh Bardugo
  • Publicación: 29 de Septiembre de 2015
  • Valoración: ✰✰✰✰✰/ 5
  • GoodReadsSix Of Crows

" Ketterdam: Un desbordante foco de comercio internacional donde todo se puede conseguir por el precio adecuado, como bien sabe el prodigio criminal Kaz Brekker. A Kaz le acaban de ofrecer la oportunidad de llevar a cabo un gran robo, un arriesgado golpe que podría hacerle más rico de lo que se jamás se ha atrevido a imaginar en sus sueños más salvajes. Pero no podrá llevarlo a cabo por sí solo: tendrá que reclutar a un peculiar equipo formado por un convicto, una espía, un pistolero, una Grisha, un ladrón y un fugitivo. Aunque ellos no lo saben, llegado el momento los miembros del grupo de Kaz serán los únicos capaces de salvar el mundo de la aniquilación total. Bueno, lo serán si no se matan entre ellos primero."

Maira Gall