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review 2016-01-30 21:40
Becoming Marta
Becoming Marta - Lorea Canales,Gabriel Amor

My Thoughts...

This was some read that you really had to keep up to truly understand what all is going on giving the reader some timeline that was somewhat hard to follow. But in the end this author gives the reader quite a unique way of telling a story. The chapters which were rather short really jumped around quite a bit from character to character. I believe if each chapter had been titled in such a way to let the reader know who that particular [character] was about would have helped a bit with the reading of the story. As the read was presented I found it left the story a little choppy to me. Now, this main character Marta was one complicated person ...all I will say is wow...for she was 'rich, loved to drink the spirits and was simply a spoiled person.' Will Marta ever find a happy ending...maybe becoming a runner will help? I did like how this author presented the descriptions of Mexico's culture. This was definitely a different kind of read for me that really left me thinking...just really what is this story all about? OK, this is one of those kind of reads that may leave you hanging wondering what happened in the end with that abrupt ending...a marathon run? Believe me when I say I was glad for the ending!

I read this book free on Kindle First, which allows you to choose one of 6 books the month before they are released.

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review 2014-12-12 03:45
Genocide of One by Kazuaki Takano
Genocide of One - Philip Gabriel,Kazuaki Takano
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url 2014-08-18 13:36
From io9: Ten Classic YA Novels that would Make Awesome Movies
A Ring of Endless Light - Madeleine L'Engle
My Mother Was Never A Kid (Victoria Martin Trilogy) - Francine Pascal
Daughters of Eve - Lois Duncan
Chain Letter - Christopher Pike
The Grounding of Group 6 - Julian F. Thompson
Clive Barker's The Thief of Always - Kris Oprisko,Clive Barker,Gabriel Hernandez
The Girl Who Owned a City - O.T. Nelson
The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set - Lloyd Alexander
Have Space Suit—Will Travel - Robert A. Heinlein
House of Stairs - William Sleator

I've read only three of these books--Ring of Endless Light, Hanging Out with Cici (now renamed My Mother was Never a Kid, and Have Space Suit Will Travel, but I love each of them enough that I still have my original copies on my bookshelf. Many of the rest of the ten sound great too. From the io9 website article:


Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted.


A note: All of these books will be spoiled.



Source: jaylia3.booklikes.com/post/959352/from-io9-ten-classic-ya-novels-that-would-make-awesome-movies
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review 2014-07-06 14:09
Das Cover harmoniert mit der Geschichte
Dreimond: Das verlorene Rudel - Viola L. Gabriel

„Das verlorene Rudel“ von Viola L. Gabriel ist der erste Teil der Dreimond-Saga.

Fiona lebt allein im Waldesrand nahe eines Dorfes. Ihr Vater ist Jahre zuvor auf Reisen gegangen. Fiona ist von Märchen- und Sagengestalten tiefst beeindruckt und versucht sie zu finden. Als Wölfe das Dorf angreifen und dann zum Waldesrand flüchten, nimmt Fiona sie auf. Doch am nächsten morgen sitzen dort im Keller Menschen und keine Wölfe.


Fiona ist auf sich allein gestellt. Das Dorf stellt ihr zwar die Nahrung, aber für die Dörfler ist sie ein Freak. Nur Nana, die Kräuterfrau, ist da anders und der einzige Kontakt von Fiona. Fiona liest gerne und würde auch gerne das ein oder andere mythische Wesen treffen. Deswegen ist sie auch so vernarrt in die Werwölfe, als diese bei ihr auftauchen.


Die drei Werwölfe haben alle ein kleines Geheimnis, welche sich im Laufe der Zeit langsam lüften. Sie sind zwar eine eingeschworene Truppe, aber wirklich alles wissen sie nicht voneinander. Doch was zählt ist, sich gegenseitig beizustehen und sich zu helfen.


Die Spannung wird langsam aufgebaut. Der Angriff der Wölfe, ihr Verhalten Fiona gegenüber und immer schwebt die Frage im Raum, ob sie nicht auffliegen. Nicht nur Fiona wächst bei diesem Abenteuer, sondern auch die Wölfe müssen über ihre Schatten springen um das Ziel zu erreichen.


Die Charaktere wachsen dem Leser schnell ans Herz und ein der ein oder anderen Stellen muss man einfach lachen.



Mich hat das Cover einfach angesprochen und die Geschichte passt einfach dazu! An manchen stellen hätte es für mich etwas spannender oder rasanter sein können, aber ansonsten kam ich gut mit der Geschichte zu Recht und konnte sie genießen.


Es gibt 4 von 5 Wölfen dafür.

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url 2014-04-28 18:27
Goodies I got today. Let's call it book haul #1
Frida - Bárbara Mujica
The Stepford Wives - Chuck Palahniuk,Ira Levin
Ojos De Perro Azul - Ojos De Perro Azul / Eyes of a Blue Dog
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon

I can't wait to get to these, I've been meaning to read them for so long!


Frida by Bárbara Mujica

ISBN: 9780452283039

Blurb: Narrated by Frida Kahlo's younger sister, Cristina, this haunting and powerful fictional account chronicles Kahlo's life, from a childhood shadowed by polio to the accident at eighteen that left her barren, from her marriage to larger-than-life muralist Diego Rivera through her tragic decline into alcoholism and drug abuse. Through it all, Cristina is her sister's intimate confidante -- and then her bitter antagonist when she has a not-so-secret affair with Rivera. A towering tale of love, jealousy, betrayal, and sibling rivalry played out on a teeming canvas, Frida captures the essence of a passionate, tormented, and ferociously gifted woman. It is a compelling and intensely human portrait of an artist who would become an enduring icon for generations to come.


The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

ISBN: 9781849015899

Blurb: The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines. But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong - something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford's hideous perfection.


Ojos de Perro Azul by Gabriel García Márquez

ISBN: 9789871138074

Blurb: Estos relatos tempranos de Gabriel García Márquez fueron escritos y publicados entre 1947 y 1955, aunque, como libro, Ojos de perro azul no aparecería hasta 1974 cuando el escritor ya había publicado otros dos libros de relatos y cuatro novelas, de las que la última, "Cien años de soledad", le proporcionaría su primer gran éxito internacional. 
En este libro se incluye su primer cuento célebre, el "Monólogo de Isabel viendo llover en Macondo", escenario de sus obras posteriores. El personaje de Isabel reaparecerá en su primera novela, y el tema de la lluvia cayendo interminablemente, en su personal versión del diluvio universal, acabaría integrándose suave y flexiblemente en "Cien años de soledad". Este relato, incluido en todas las antologías del cuento latinoamericano de nuestros días, fue la primera piedra de ese gigantesco edificio, tan imaginario como real, que terminaría fundando el espacio literario más poderoso de las letras universales de nuestro tiempo: Macondo.


The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

ISBN: 9781841154930

Blurb: One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay's cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and even more fruitful business partnership. Together, they create a comic strip called 'The Escapist', its superhero a Nazi-busting saviour who liberates the oppressed around the world. 'The Escapist' makes their fortune, but Joe can think of only one thing: how can he effect a real-life escape, and free his family from the tyranny of Hitler?

Michael Chabon's exceptional novel is a thrilling tight-rope walk between high comedy and bitter tragedy, and confirms his position as one of the most inventive and daring of contemporary American writers. In Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, he has created two unforgettable characters bound together by love, family and cartoons.



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