domingo, 3 de mayo de 2015

Book Haul Abril 2015

¡Buenas, Devoradores!

El mes de Abril ha estado muy bien en cuanto a adquisiciones se refiere. Estas consisten en:



Seconds de Bryan Lee O´Malley




Sinopsis:

Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:

1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew

And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.

From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

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Ya había leído algo de Bryan Lee O´Malley con anterioridad, Scott Pilgrim, y me gustó muchísimo. Son seis tomos muy ligeros y divertidos y además hay una adaptación cinematográfica muy fiel a los cómics.  

Y Seconds no decepciona en absoluto, es una historia muy entretenida y divertida, con un toque mágico. Te puedes identificar bastante con el personaje de Katie, ya que es una joven con ambición que quiere ver sus sueños convertirse en realidad. Yo la leí en una sentada y os la recomiendo totalmente.  

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An Abundance of Katherines de John Green




Sinopsis:

Colin Singleton wishes to accomplish his goal of becoming a "genius" by having a Eureka moment. As well as not being the genius he hopes to be, his girlfriend, Katherine XIX, recently dumped him (over the span of his life, Colin has dated nineteen girls named Katherine, all spelled in that manner). In these relationships, Colin remembers only the Katherine dumping him.




After graduating from high school, and before college, Colin's best and only friend, Hassan Harbish, convinces him to go on a road trip with him to take his mind off the breakup.


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Es la segunda novela que he leído de John Green. A pesar de que por el momento mi favorita de este autor sigue siendo Bajo la misma estrella, la historia me ha gustado muchísimo. Con un protagonista masculino como Colin y su visión de las relaciones. Y el elemento matemático es muy interesante. Por lo que es muy recomendable y muy ligera a la hora de leer.  

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Paper Towns de John Green

 

Sinopsis:

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.
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Me gustó mucho la historia, ya que no es la típica historia de amor y está muy bien elaborada alrededor de estos dos personajes. Margo es un misterio y Quentin trata descifrarlo, al igual que sus pistas. Pistas que según vas avanzando en la historia tratas de descifrar a la vez que Quentin. Por lo que os la recomiendo y además la adaptación cinematográfica estará este verano en cines.    


¡Hasta pronto, Devoradores!

-Mónica