Hola mundo, ¿qué tal?
Durante toda esta semana me he estado motivando para traerles más reseñas, así que aquí tienen una de una re-lectura que tuve durante Julio de un libro que leí por vez primera en 2012🙊.
Ally Condie nos retrata un futuro en el que la sociedad lo decide todo por ti: tu alimentación, en que te desempeñaras, tu pareja, cuando procrearás y cuando morirás. La historia nos muestra en su inicio a Cassia, quién está camino a su banquete de emparejamiento para así conocer quién será su futuro esposo, que verá a través de un monitor y luego obtendrá una microficha con la información de este.
Y ocurre algo con probabilidades casi nulas: la pareja asignada a ella vive en su mismo distrito, y es más, se trata de su mejor amigo: Xander. Cassia está emocionada con el resultado, pues conoce a Xander de toda la vida. En vista de que ya se conocen, la microficha es prácticamente innecesaria para ella, pero una noche quiere ver la imagen de su pareja por lo que pone la microficha en un terminal y ocurre algo inesperado: no aparece la imagen de Xander, sino la de otro muchacho. Muchacho que también conoce: Ky.
Tras este fallo en el sistema, Cassia se confunde y comienza, poco a poco, a dudar del sistema de la sociedad. Y así, tratando de resolver todas las preguntas que rondan su cabeza, llegará el momento en que ella deberá escoger entre lo que parece seguro y está respaldado por la Sociedad o por un camino completamente desconocido.
Como este libro es el primero de una trilogía, es bastante introductorio y lento, pero la autora tiene una pluma tan exquisita que no me dejó soltar el libro hasta acabarlo y querer leer el siguiente, incluso sabiendo que ocurriría dado que ya había leído los dos primeros libros. Se que varias personas no soportan los triángulos amorosos, pero incluso así lo recomiendo💚. ¡Ah! por cierto, soy #TeamKy 😅, es que aunque no conocemos en profundidad a ninguno de los chicos, hay algo en el que me sedujo 🙈.
Ahora, díganme, ¿Conocían esta trilogía? ¿Les llama la atención? Los leo 👀❤
💗 Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell 💗
📚 Three words to describe this book: Historical, Military, Conmen
✨ Isn’t this cover just perfect for fall? I’ll admit that it’s definitely still super hot in Texas right now, but after strolling through Hobby Lobby’s Christmas isles, it feels a bit cooler out maybe? 😉
🍂 This novel is so neat because of the historical content and also the fact that both of the main characters are in first person point of view. I found it so refreshing!
🍁 Do you have a preference in which type of POV you like to read?
Ornate, odd and slightly inappropriate Ex Libris art.
💬 Have you had any dry spells with social media postings lately?
🤪 Happy Tuesday book friends, I’m back-ish! Life went a little wheels off for me there for awhile, but I’m hoping that things will settle down now that the daughter is moved and kids are back to school. I’ve missed you all, and it’s time to get back to the books!
📚 What have you been reading lately? Here are a few new releases that I’ve recently wrapped up that you might want to check out!
📚 ON THE CORNER OF LOVE AND HATE by Nina Bocci is her solo debut and start to her new Hopeless Romantics Series, and it releases TODAY! This is an enemies-to-lovers story between a campaign manager and her ex-best friend, whom she is reluctantly grooming to be the next mayor. It was a sweet, well written, and very slow burning romance, and I particularly enjoyed the small town feel of the story.
📚 BAD APPLE by Elle Kennedy was previously published in 2008 as MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTERS. The revamp includes almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. I always love Hollywood romances and enjoyed this cute, steamy, and fast-paced read.
📚 FILTHY VOWS by Alessandra Torre was S-T-E-A-M-Y. She’s become a one-click author for me and certainly kept me glued to the pages in this romance of telling your husband all of your fantasies and him giving her everything she desires!
🤗 I hope you have great day, and drop me a line and tell me what’s new with you!
Happy Tuesday bookstafam! I hope everyone's having a good week. My husband and I both started new jobs so it's been go-go-go for us recently, but, we're both loving our respective jobs and that's the important thing.
❦ Today's post is featuring this absolutely stunning book from Reneé Ahdieh, shout out to Sam at Penguin Teen for sending an ARC my way.
❦ This is a very anticipated title for me and I feel so lucky to have been sent an advanced copy. Stay tuned into my blog for an upcoming review, and a few other fun reviews to come.
❦ I'm currently working my way through a BETA read for a wonderful author, Lindsey Anderle, who reached out over Twitter and sent me a copy of her book to beta read for her. After I finish that, The Beautiful is up next on my TBR I think. 😍🙈
𝓣𝓸𝓭𝓪𝔂'𝓼 𝓹𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓮𝓼:
➺ The Beautiful by Reneé Ahdieh
↳ shout out to Penguin Teen for sending this my way!
➺ candles from @wickwishcandleco
↳ Yulemas Feast scented of spiced apples and chocolate cake.
↳ Jughead scented of diner coffee, cedarwood and amber.
↳ Central Perk scented of hazelnut latte and toasted marshmallow.
𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 you can use 𝕎𝕀ℂℂ𝔸ℕ𝟙𝟘 for a discount on WickWish purchases!
➳ 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐮𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫?
Happy #pubday to The Last Post! I'm thankful to both @netgalley and @atriabooks for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: See you on the other side.
Laya Marston’s husband, Cameron, a daredevil enthusiast, always said this before heading off on his next adventure. He was the complete opposite of her, ready and willing to dive off a cliff-face, or parachute across a canyon—and Laya loved him for it. But she was different: pragmatic, regimented, devoted to her career and to supporting Cameron from the sidelines of his death-defying feats.
Opposites attract, right?
But when Cameron dies suddenly and tragically, all the stages of grief go out the window. Laya becomes lost in denial, living in the delusion that Cameron will come back to her. She begins posting on his Facebook page, reminiscing about their life together, and imagining new adventures for the two of them.
Micah Evans, a young and handsome architect at Laya’s father’s firm, is also stuck––paralyzed by the banal details of his career, his friendships, and his love life. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, only that there is someone out there who can bring energy and spirit to the humdrum of his life.
When Micah discovers Laya’s tragic and bizarre Facebook posts, he’s determined to show Laya her life is still worth living. Leaving her anonymous gifts and notes, trying to recreate the sense of adventure she once shared with her late husband, Micah finds a new passion watching Laya come out of the darkness. And Laya finds a new joy in the experiences Micah has created for her.
But for Laya, letting another man in still feels like a betrayal to her late husband. Even though Micah may be everything she could wish for, she wonders if she deserves to find happiness again.
Review: This book was a tough one for me to review. I loved the author's writing and really felt for the character of Laya, but Micah ruined this book for me. He was stalkerish when trying to put Laya "back together" after her loss and it was supposedly ok because he had great intentions. I found it to be a toxic relationship that was romanticized and that was a huge turn off for me.
🧙🏻♂️This is a callout post for @rainbowrowell because she posted new cover designs for Wayward Son, and I AM NOT READY FOR IT. She knows the release is 5 weeks away. Why would she do this? (Also @waterstones if you could do another round of the flower sprayed edge edition, that would be great.)
✨Are you also in love with Simon Snow?
NORWEGIAN WOOD by HARUKI MURAKAMI
"I was always hungry for love.Just once,I wanted to know what it was like
to get my fill of it - to be fed so much love i couldn't take it anymore.
Just once." : Haruki Murakami
As the past gives way to the present, a young man fights a battle.
Torn between a troubled lover and an enchanted lover.
The story has its roots in Tokyo in 1970. A young boy Toru Watnabe and his secret love Naoko. The girl leaves for a Rehabilitation centre soon and Watnabe is left alone in college. He wants to do whatever it takes for Naoko to be fine and puts up a wonderful supporting front for her as the story continues.
Meanwhile he also meets a girl Midori who is an enchanted beauty and somehow starts finding peace with her. I loved Midori's character. A strong self independent woman she is. Watnabe is all confused about Naoko when he meets Reiko who is Naoko's roomate and guides him for the good of his life. Reiko is a grown up woman and is the best character in the story.
The ending leaves the reader confused and shocked.
BETWEEN THE CONFUSION OF FALLING IN LOVE AND THE PAIN OF LETTING GO,
the plot twists remain in a nice slow pace rather than being huge.
It's worth a read. Murakami has a specific writing style which is mesmerising.
And this book is the best to begin reading Murakami.
Comment vont les gourmands et les liseurs ??
Ca y est j ai passé un cap!!
J ai ramené des livres chez @gibertjeune.
Fallait bien faire un peu de place, pour de nouvelles lectures alors hophophop aussitôt vendus et voici ma pal qui s' agrandit
Nous accueillons dans notre foyer 😜🤪
-Dans la cave de Minette Walters
-Mon ombre assassine d'Estelle Thareau ♡
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