miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

[Reseña/review] Thick as Thieves

harpercollins-fantasy-thequeensthief Thick as Thieves | Megan Whalen Turner
HarperCollins | #5 The Queen's Thief | Stand-alone | 352 pp.
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Synopsis: Deep within the palace of the Mede emperor, in an alcove off the main room of his master’s apartments,. Kamet minds his master’s business and his own. Carefully keeping the accounts, and his own counsel, Kamet has accumulated a few possessions, a little money stored in the household’s cashbox, and a significant amount of personal power. As a slave, his fate is tied to his master’s. If Nahuseresh’s fortunes improve, so will Kamet’s, and Nahuseresh has been working diligently to promote his fortunes since the debacle in Attolia.

A soldier in the shadows offers escape, but Kamet won’t sacrifice his ambition for a meager and unreliable freedom; not until a whispered warning of poison and murder destroys all of his carefully laid plans. When Kamet flees for his life, he leaves behind everything—his past, his identity, his meticulously crafted defenses—and finds himself woefully unprepared for the journey that lies ahead.

Pursued across rivers, wastelands, salt plains, snowcapped mountains, and storm-tossed seas, Kamet is dead set on regaining control of his future and protecting himself at any cost. Friendships—new and long-forgotten—beckon, lethal enemies circle, secrets accumulate, and the fragile hopes of the little kingdoms of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis hang in the balance.

viernes, 23 de junio de 2017

[Reseña] Ya nada es igual

Ya nada es igual | Lisa de Jong
Titania | #2 serie Lluvia en el corazón | 288 pp. 
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Sinopsis: Siempre he dejado que el pasado dicte mi futuro, que cree una imagen falsa de lo que no soy y me arrastre hacia donde no quiero ir. 

Drake Chambers es tan arrogante y cabezota como yo. Al ser quarterback en el equipo de la universidad, una estrella nacional, creí que solo era uno más de esos chicos… de los que toda chica en su sano juicio debería huir. Pero no solo lleva el peso del fútbol sobre los hombros. Y ha descifrado los sentimientos y creencias a los que tanto tiempo me he aferrado. 

Creí que lo teníamos todo solucionado. Dos personas que se quieren y que han encontrado, por fin, su final feliz, pero el pasado siempre busca la manera de colarse en el presente… y de estropearlo todo. Porque, a veces, una simple decisión te cambia la vida… para siempre. Y ya nada vuelve a ser igual.

martes, 20 de junio de 2017

[Reseña/review] Grit

Grit | Gillian French
HarperTeen | Stand-alone | Realist | 304 pp. 
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Synopsis: It’s summer in rural Maine; when seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss isn’t raking berries with her sister, Mags, and cousin, Nell, during the day, she’s drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry by night. She knows how to have a good time, just like anyone else, but when you’ve been designated the town slut, every move you make seems to further solidify your “trashy girl” reputation.

But the fun is what’s been keeping Darcy’s mind off the things she can’t forget: a disturbing secret she shares with Nell, the mysterious disappearance of her ex-best friend, and that hazy Fourth of July party that ended with Darcy drunk, on her back, wondering how she let it get this far.

Then someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel, almost laughable gesture that can only be the work of someone with a score to settle. Everything Darcy has been trying to keep down comes bubbling to the surface in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.