Auronplay, El Libro

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Autor/a: Auronplay

Editorial: Martínez Roca

Género: Biografía

Formato: Tapa blanda y Autoconclusivo

Páginas: 191

Sinopsis: Del nacimiento de la Bestia a la secta de los Burlaos pasando por YouTube (con 3 millones de seguidores).
AuronPlay cuenta en primera persona su vida y cómo se llega de ser un bonito bebé a un youtuber con más de 3 millones de seguidores. Desde la vida sin Internet, su primer troleo a un profe, su primera borrachera, su primera novia, las primeras pajillas, los colegas… Y, de repente, su primer trabajo en una fábrica y el descubrimiento de Internet: el Messenger, el chat, los foros. Todo cambió para él el día que colgó su primer vídeo y descubrió que a la gente le gustaba. Y tanto, pues ha llegado a ser su profesión. La fama, los fans, anécdotas con seguidores y haters. Y todo esto no podía acabar bien. Terminará en una secta, la iglesia de los Burlaos, para transmitir su doctrina por el mundo.

Reseña: Llevo muchos años viendo a este youtuber y sigue siendo igual de gracioso que el primer día. Este libro es una especie de biografía que hay que tomar con mucho humor. Tiene una personalidad muy graciosa y se ríe mucho con él. El libro es como un vídeo suyo pero que se puede leer en vez de ver. Tiene muchos dibujitos súper graciosos. Si os gusta este youtuber o si quereís pasar un buen rato riéndoos recomiendo este libro, no entréis en el pensando que es una obra de arte literaria porque no lo es ni por asomo.

Puntuación: 3.5/5

 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

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Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: Touchstone

Genre: Non-fiction, Self-help

Format: Paperback Standalone

Pages: 245

Synopsis: Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book.
An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

Review: This was a nice guide book as to how you can make your life better by controlling your emotions and acting the correct way in specific situations for teenagers I think that they are very helpful and you can easily implant them in your life using small steps that are indicated in the book. There isn´t much else I can say about a self-help book that I liked. I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5/5

Early One Morning by Virginia Baily

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Author: Virginia Baily

Publisher: Virago Press

Genre: Historical Fiction

Format: Hardcover Standalone

Pages: 389

Synopsis: Two women’s decision to save a child during WWII will have powerful reverberations over the years.

Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family.

Claiming the woman’s son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return; only as the trucks depart does she realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead, and now a child in her charge.

Several decades later, Chiara lives alone in Rome, a self-contained woman working as a translator. Always in the background is the shadow of Daniele, whose absence and the havoc he wrought on Chiara’s world haunt her. Then she receives a phone call from a teenager claiming to be his daughter, and Chiara knows it is time to face up to the past.

Review: I loved this, from start to finish. It is a very interesting novel about the Second World War. How Chiara got Daniel, their story is quite heart breaking. Chiara is such a strong character, she knew exactly what to do at each time, wether that was dealing with her sister, grandmother, Daniel or grandaughter. Everything that happened in this book and what it represents is so right. Learning about the war from Italy´s point of view was very raw and interesting, as were the sequels that it left. Very much recommended.

Spoilers

As I said, Chiara is quite a strong person but she doesn´t perform well under pressure. She made terrible mistakes with her sister Cecilia and with her adoptive son Daniel. When she found herself struggling with Cecilia she left her to die with another family (Cecilia had epileptic fits) and when Daniel spiralled out of control as a teenager she sent him away somewhere eith Father Antonio´s help. She shouldn´t have done any of that to either of them. Also Maria, I kind of understand her but also think that she had no right to treat her family that way. She can be as angry and betrayed as she wants but they are still her family and love her unconditionally.

Rating: 4.5/5

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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Author: Jamie McGuire

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Paperback Standalone

Pages: 416

Synopsis: 

GOOD GIRL
Abby Abernathy doesn’t drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has buried her dark past, but when she arrives at college, ger dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university’s walking one-night stand.

BAD BOY
TRavis Maddox, sexy, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs – and wants – to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario.

IMMINENT DISASTER?
Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in travis’s apartment of trh same amount of time.

OR THE START OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL?
Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory.

Review: This is just your typical contemporary book for teenagers with lots of drama. Abby and Travis really have quite a toxic relationship in the beggining but I do think that they came together at the end. They make a really good couple as really in personality they are very alike, they may not like the same things but their behaviour and reaction to things are completely the same. I loved Travis´s family, they are very fun and heartwarming. Abby´s family is quite the contrary, and things spiralled out of control towards the end of the novel. All in all it was good and entertaining, but nothing special.

Spoilers

Even though this book has little depth and character development it is still interesting to get to know them and how they work. Abby is quite normal and simple. She likes to do things by the book and that is fine with me but surely you don´t just completely change for some guy. In love or not she gave too much of herself as a person away when she shouldn´t have. Travis is his own versión of hell. He did things that I would personally never forgive him for, like having a threesome on the couch when Abby was in the bedroom. I honestly would have just gone, interrupted them and throen their ass on the Street. Lastly Abby´s dad is a piece of work. How can he make his daughter risk her life to clean up his mess. Iwould have just left him to clean it up on her own, I don´t know why she listened to him.

Rating: 3/5

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Indigo

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover and Standalone

Pages: 324

Synopsis: Near the little town of Fairfold, in the darkest part of the forest, lies a glass casket. Inside the casket lies a sleeping faerie prince that none can rouse. He’s the most fascinating thing Hazel and her brother Ben have ever seen. They dream of waking him – but what happens when dreams come true? In the darkest part of the forest, you must be careful what you wish for…

Review: This is the first fairy book that I have read. I also read it on a plane ride to Sweden. It was so interesting to see the mix of teenagers and fairies. Because teenagers put a very special mix of emotions to everything. I loved the fantasy facts and magic and everything. Before this book I had a hard time believing that I would like fantasy books but reading this one really made me realise that it wasn´t true. The characters were very lovable and their problems and things they did were not typical in fantasy books which I loved. The faeries were intricately described and very creepy as well.

Spoilers

Hazel is the perfect boyish girl with a messed-up childhood and sacrifices herself for other people because of guilt from mistakes she has made that aren´t really her fault. She was very brave for sacrificing herself to the Alderking do that Ben can study what he wants and gets out of town. Jack gets a ton of crap that he shouldn´t. But I don´t understand why he goes back to his faerie family. I loved the LGBT+ when Ben was in love with Severin and they kissed. I know Severin used them both but I still kind of liked him.

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Hardcover 10th Anniversary, Standalone

Pages: 350

Synopsis: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.

Review: This book was complicated. It made me feel a lot of things and still does to this day. It is very character-driven, there isn´t much story to it. But does characters and what each of them represents for every person in this world really makes me think. Miles is pretty credulous when it comes to things and gets harmed easily He basically just goes with the course of things rarely thinking about himself. Chip is more of a leader, he wants to do things but doesn´t know exactly what he wants. Alaska, oh Alaska Young. You are everything a part of me wants to be. But, you were a coward when it came to problems and things you didn´t like. You love attention and to have everyone trailing around you, hanging to your every word. You can´t wait all your life for everyone else´s acceptance. This story was very real for me, and I think John Green has created a masterpiece.

Spoilers

A lot of very weird but funny things happened. Miles was thrown in the water tied up, they all escaped to the barn and wouldn´t stop smoking. All these things and molre are what made this Book so special. Also the way each of them missed her individually and tried to re-piece the story and reason of her death. How each of them was tied to her was so touching. Her death to me was the worst thing that could happen in the plot for me. She showed me so much and I had so much fun with her. I didn´t see her demise neccesary and everything after it was quite bitter and bland.

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Mientras Te Olvido por Nacarid Portal Árraez

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Autor/a: Nacarid Portal Árraez

Editorial: Déjà Vu

Género: Contemporáneo

Formato: Tapa blanda y autoconclusivo

Páginas: 191

Synopsis: En mi proceso de olvido se abrieron puertas en mi interior y surgió este libro, en el que día tras día me enfrento con la otra parte de mí que tiene tu sombra pegada en los talones. Estuve pisoteando mi independencia por inseguridades que me ataron a una imagen falsa tuya. Quiero que leas cada línea para que cuando intentes buscarme, recuerdes que no contestaré. Discúlpame, se me olvidó agradecerte porque gracias a nuestra infructuosa historia, ayudaremos a los que no saben cómo irse y se aferran a la persona equivocada llamándola: amor.

Reseña: Creo que no fue el momento adecuado para que yo leyera este libro con esta temática. El libro trata de una persona que ha salido de una relación tóxica de 8 años pero quería a la persona. Yo ahora mismo estoy en una preciosa relación y no puedo meterme en la situación de la víctima. Pero eso no es culpa del libro, es mía. Ahora, sí es verdad que en muchas partes me aburrí y me costaba seguir con la lectura. Las mejores partes eran los flashbacks, esos me interesaban mucho. La protagonista me pareció un poco dramática porque una cosa es recuperarse de una relación y otra destruirle la casa a su ex. En general ni malo ni bueno, normalito.

Spoilers

Su ex-pareja era un cabrón pero con cojones. De verdad no entiendo cómo ella aguantaba tanta tontería suya. A la primera tendría que haberlo puesto de patitas en la calle. Quién era él para ponerle los cuernos o tratarla mal o solo mirar por su propio placer cuando mantenían relaciones sexuales. Hacía que ella siempre se sintiese mal cuando la mala persona era él. Y quién es para cortar con ella sin decirle nada y dejarla destrozada. Sin familia, sin trabajo y sin amigos por su culpa porque él se lo quitó todo. Y después encima quiso que ella volviese con él. Es que de verdad que no entiendo lo que le pasa a ese tío por la cabeza. Podría estar horas hablando de él pero mejor paro ya.

Puntuación: 3/5

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Black Swan

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Paperback Standalone

Pages: 480

Synopsis: Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.

But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?

Review: Again, another of Sophie´s gems. I have read this book a few times and always am unable to not cry at the end. I love the characters so much, they are very very dear to me and none of them were flawed. Something that really makes Sophie´s stories different for me are that the plot is always super interesting and not cliché. Sadie is so special, she is everything anyone could ever want to be. I mean, after an awesome life like that she even got to continue it from thr grave. I enjoyed seeing Lara grow as a person from start to finish, she needed to see her place in life and not as someone else´s shadow. Even Ed as a secondary character got some depth as well as uncle Bill and Natalie.

Spoilers

The end was so sad, I honestly cried as if someone had died. Sadie´s life was so interesting and she never deserved to die alone. She also never deserved to be treated that way by Stephen, if he really loved her he would have kept in contact some way or at least left a good clue as to who was on the painting. Uncle Bill is such a lying piece of dirt and so is Natalie. Lara´s relationship with Ed is cute but real, no insta-love.

Rating: 5/5

 

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Bantam Press

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Paperback Standalone

Pages: 365

Synopsis: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

Review: I cannot even begin to count how many times I have read this book. I bought it at a second hand bookstore because I had loved the Shopaholic series by this same autor. I have devoured it over and over again, but since a few years ago I have not read it and decided to do it now. I love this book, this story and the authors writing style. Her books are so easy to read and so fun and I love her characters so so much. The conclusión was quite expected but it was interesting to see the growth and how their mentality changed upon the course of the story. Samantha reminds me of myself in a lot of ways and symbolises a very real part of today´s society, apart from being a very fun book and a delight to read it opens your eyes to a number of important things.

Spoilers

As much as I love this book there are a few things that are quite unrealistic, there is no way you can be so career obssesed or your family practically ignores your existence and be okay with it. Also however bad the PR is law firms will never chase anyone that way. Also faking the interview with the Geigers was very unrealistic because nobody can be that dumb surely. But apart from these small ddetails I loved how she learned to be a housekeeper and her relationship with Nathaniel. I hated Guy.

Rating: 5/5

 

 

De Nadie de May R Ayamonte

Autor/a: May R Ayamonte

Editorial: Cross Books

Género: Contemporáneo

Formato: Tapa blanda y autoconclusivo

Páginas: 345

Synopsis: Nadia, Olivia y Narella lo tienen claro: van a vivir la vida a su manera, y nadie las va a a parar. Se enamorarán, disfrutarán del sexo, irán de fiesta y superarán todos los obstáculos… como quieran y con quien les dé la gana, ya sea un chico o una chica, en una relación abierta o en exclusiva. El último curso del instituto será memorable, y aprenderán las lecciones más importantes: que hay muchas maneras diferentes de amar, que si libertad está por encima de todo y que nada sabe mejor que el primero bocado para comerse el mundo.

Reseña: La trama de este libro no es nada nuevo en su género aunque comprendo que no hay mucho que se pueda hacer sin que parezca ridícula. Lo más destacable son los personajes y los diversos temas que se tratan. Entre estos están: la superación de muertes de seres queridos, el poliamor, varios ámbitos de la comunidad LGBTQ+, violencia de género, feminismo …

Llevo siguiendo a esta autora desde hace un par de años y leí su penúltima novela “Besos entre líneas” el año pasado, la cual coescribió con Esme Butterfly. Esa novela a pesar de los intentos de ambas autoras fue bastante normaliza y había muchos ámbitos muy mejorables. En este libro la escritura de May ha mejorado muchísimo y su forma de construir personajes también.

Lo general de esta novela constituye en 3 protagonistas con un problema elemental en la vida de cada una: Nadia con la muerte de su padre, Olivia con el maltratado del novio de su madre y Narella con las expectativas poco realistas y muy exigentes que tiene su familia para ella. Estos 3 problemas se van desarrollando a lo largo de la novela aunque me hubiera gustado que no se hubiera centrado tan solo en Nadia sino en Olivia y Narella también.

En conclusión me gustó mucho pero le faltó algo más de chispa.

Spoilers

Me resulta muy poco sana la obsesión que tiene Olivia con Ian, ya que Olivia se considera feminista e independiente no entiendo por qué se deja afectar tanto y hace varias locuras por él. Otra cosa es Hazel y su poliamor. En mi opinión personal si se quiere a una persona no hay necesidad de acostarse con otras porque se supone que esa persona te llena espiritualmente y físicamente. Pero eso es algo personal mío dado que no me imagino tener este tipo de relación con mi novio. Me ha gustado bastante que haya tantos personajes del antro LGBTQ+ ya que esto se normaliza y es muy interesante toda la combinación de personajes heterosexuales, bisexuales, lesbianas y gays. Comprendo el dolor de Nadia en cuanto a la pérdida de su padre pero sus reacciones a ciertas cosas me parecen algo irrealistas.

Puntuación: 4/5