Books are more than a words

Dec 9, 2016

Some Books Ago: The Star by Javi Araguz & Isabel Hierro



Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

I’m cheating a little here, because this book is not available in English. There was a campaign some years ago to publish it in the US, but never heard about it anymore, so I guess no such luck.
Guys! This book broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I loved it so much. I stole my heart. It’s (and I’m not kidding, except for One Hundred Years of Solitude) the BEST book in Spanish I’ve ever read.
What breaks my heart even more is that I don’t have a copy!! I read it because I borrowed it from one of my teachers. I never saw her anymore after that year, so, I couldn’t ask her to buy a copy for me. And when I look online for this book I only find used editions for around $50. Gosh, I wish I had that money.
Anyway, La Estrella, The Star, is a breathtakingly beautiful book and I wish there’s still time to translate it into all possible languages.

La Estrella was published on June 16th 2011 by Viceversa


 


Summary:

Centuries ago a catastrophe turned Linde into a hostile place. Since then, the survivors have learned to live in isolation within the boundaries of the Safe Limits. 
But the planet is constantly subjected to a change in shape and people are lost, never to return.
 After a violent planetary transformation, Lan, a courageous girl from the Salvia clan, wakes up in the middle of the desert, only to be rescued by her worst enemy.

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Dec 6, 2016

What's New? Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda


 
This cover! + Aliens that kill with a sound!
= I'm dead.
Sci-fic usually kills my brain with its complicated words (hey, remember I'm still learning English), but THIS BOOK! I can't wait to read it!

Check it out!

Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 
 
Tuck Durante is a shipraider, combing space for Earth artifacts from a war that ended 500 years ago. When his parents' ship crashes in the dead zone and the crew goes missing, Tuck hires a ragtag rescue team.

Meanwhile, curator Lana Gray is fighting to keep the US PANAM John Muir—and the remnants of its crew—alive. Their space capsule housing Yosemite National Park was hijacked. The hijacking turned ninety-five percent of her crew into nightmarish creatures called mourners who flay, dismember, or decapitate with nothing more than sharp-pitched shrieks.

Now, despite their differences, Lana, Tuck, and their crews must work together to save the John Muir. In space, nobody can hear you scream...but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you'll hear.
 
 
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Dec 2, 2016

Some Books Ago: Transparent (Transparent #1) by Natalie Whipple


Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!


Can we talk about this gorgeous cover!? Okay, okay, maybe I'm the only one madly in love with it. 
I've heard amazing things about this book, but I still don't have it. I hope I can read it one day, though. It sounds like a great book.

Transparent was published on May 21st 2013 by HarperTeen




Summary:

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.
 

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Nov 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller




 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.


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Why am I waiting on this book? OMG PIRATES! 
And I Lady Jack Sparrow. I want. Now!

What about you?

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Nov 29, 2016

What's New? Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta


 

I read this book was called Until Our Blood Runs Clean before, but the title just changed. I liked that title a lot more, but I don't really care. This book got me all excited with only two words: Traveling Magician. 
I adoooore traveling magicians, so I hope this book is great!
Check it out!

Expected publication: August 8th 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.
 
 
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Nov 25, 2016

Some Books Ago: Control (Control #1) by Lydia Kang


Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

I have an e-copy of this book, but I still haven't read it. I love the colors of this cover SO MUCH! That's the main reason why I wanted to read it. And it sounds really awesome. I don't remember reading reviews, so I don't know if it's good. 
Have you read it?
Check it out! 

It was published on December 26th 2013 by Dial Books for Young Readers


 


Summary:

An un-putdownable thriller for fans of Uglies
When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
 
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Nov 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee



 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.
 
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Why am I waiting for this book?
Well, historical fiction is not what I usually read, but this book sounds cute and funny. This is kind of crazy, but I don't like the font on the title, at all, and that's one of the reasons why I want to give it a chance. 
 
What are you waiting on today? 

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