Book Reviews

[BOOK REVIEW] Illuminae – Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Illuminae

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Year Published: 2015
Page Number: 599
Genre: Sci-fy, Dystopian
Personal Review:

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Let me just start by saying that regardless of your thoughts on the plot of this book, the hardcover product is in itself, a thing of beauty. Illuminae is a tale told as if it were a recompilation of interview transcripts, classified documents, video camera analysis with documentary, including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, internal computer statistics and information. And so on. At first, I admit I thought it was going to be a pain to read, but it wasn’t. Anyone ever read World War z? It’s something along those lines.

Plot (NO SPOILERS)

This dossier is set after the events that transpired on the illegal mining colony Kerenza and the subsequent escape aboard three ships: The Alexander, The Copernicus and The Hypatia. The problem starts when a rival mining corporation called BeiTech massacres the Kerenza colony. In a universe where colonies are lightyears away from mayor planets, it’s a miracle they receive any help at all. The Alexander and its fleet come to help, but every surviving ship is damaged, and on board they’re full to capacity.

The dossier focuses on two refugees: Kady Grant and Ezra Mason. Kady is aboard the Hypatia and Ezra is on the Alexander. They’re on a six to seven month journey to the nearest port, which also acts as a wormhole they can pass through to civilization and help. The problem is that one of BeiTech’s ships, the Lincoln, is chasing them. Probably to make sure there are no witnesses. But that’s not all their problems. Aboard the Copernicus something dangerous is lurking. Kady, quickly becoming hacktivist, is set on finding out what the hell is happening, while communicating with Ezra who is conscripted as a pilot.

~{THE REST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!}~

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Film Reviews

[Film] The Great Wall

great_wall_xlgTitle: The Great Wall

Date of Release: 2016

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genre: Fantasy

Main Actors: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Tian Jing.

Personal Review: 

5-star_rating

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday.

Okay, so I saw the trailer of this film when it came out and part of me rolled its eyes, because… okay apparently aliens were the reason the Great Wall of China was built. And of course a guy from the USA is gonna be the savior, yada yada yada.

I didn’t have much of an interest, more than anything because I simply didn’t have time. But then I saw it available for download and decided to watch it. Saturdays are a tough day from me cause I work from eight to four with minions who appear to be perpetually high on sugar and determined to make their teachers cry. I think one of these days I’m gonna damage a vocal cord with all the pleading and yelling to be heard over the chaos. So, yesterday I arrived home completely braindead and decided to watch it.

Guys… I LOVED IT! Okay, here’s the general plot…

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Book Hauls

[Book Haul] Books and Ebooks Big May Haul!

Wahhhh sorry for not posting anything for so long! I’m a bit upset that as soon as I decided to return to Booktube and blogging, I got promoted at my job to full-time! Of course I’m really thankful about it because work is always welcomed, but I have almost to no time left! | Wahhh disculpen por no haber posteado nada por tanto tiempo. Estoy un poco molesta porque ni bien decidí volver con todo a Booktube y blogging, my hicieron tiempo-completo en el trabajo. Por supuesto que estoy agradecida, ya que el trabajo siempre es bienvenido, ¡pero les juro que no tengo mucho tiempo libre!

Recuerden, los videos estarán en español y el blog será escrito en inglés. De esta manera más personas podrán formar parte de este grupo. | Please remember that the videos will be in Spanish while the blog itself will be in English. That way more people can be part of this group.

Book Reviews

[Book Review] Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

CrookedkingdomTitle: Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy

Year Published: 2016

Personal Review:

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(*SPOILERS FOR SIX OF CROWS-AND ALSO IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET)

The Plot

The plot continues on from Six of Crows. I won’t give much away, but in Six of Crows we were left with our criminals returning to the city of Ketterdam and one of their own being kidnapped.

Crooked Kingdom has a few things going on. One, to retrieve their comrade. Two, get vengeance for the slight. Three, find a way to make everyone pay and at the same time get what they all want. Kaz Breeker’s mind is put to the test as he tries to juggle different schemes at the same time.

Jesper tapped his fingers restlessly.

“Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us, or wants to kill us?”

“So?” said Kaz.

“Well, usually it’s just half the city.”

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The Liebster Award!

Greetings fellow readers!

I was nominated by Naty from Naty’s Bookshelf  to participate on this tag. Thank you very much! Check out her answers to this tag in this post in her blog!

What is the Liebster Award?

“The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” (source from the Liebster Award Blog)

Find the link to it by clicking on the image below.

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THE RULES (Taken from the official blog):

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year it’s optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you.
  • Don’t forget to create 11 questions for the people you nominated to answer.

(*MY 11 QUESTIONS ARE AT THE VERY BOTTOM)

Here goes!

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Book Reviews

[RESEÑA] Últimos Testigos – Svetlana Alexievich

Aquí les traigo la reseña de Últimos Testigos. Como digo en el video, este no es un libro bonito, pero si necesario de leer.

Recuerden, los videos estarán en español y el blog será escrito en inglés. De esta manera más personas podrán formar parte de este grupo. | Please remember that the videos will be in Spanish while the blog itself will be in English. That way more people can be part of this group.

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[#AKF] Always Keep Fighting Campaign

Hello reader18672978_745998825605715_3041493500049212964_o.jpgs! Today I bring you a small post not about books, but about a really important campaign.

I’m a big fan of Supernatural. Many of you may watch it, or simply heard of it. This show has a huge following. Not necessarily because of the show itself, but because of the cast. They’re a lovely bunch of people. Every single one of them is just a gift. They’re funny, kind, humble and genuinely care about each other and their fans.

However, they still have their own problems. One of the lead roles, Jared Padalecki, suffers from depression. There were many times where he shared this with his fans, and asked for their support. The SPN Family always gave it, forming an even stronger bond between the cast and the fans.

This made Jared start a campaign to help fund charities that fight depression, self harm and suicide. It’s a touching campaign, especially because fans worldwide have shared their stories, applauded Jared for his honesty and even found strength in him. There are so many videos from panels where a fan would talk about this and they’re really moving.

This week, Jared has relaunched his campaigns. There are hoodies, t-shirts, long sleeved t-shirts and a mug. If anyone is interested in donating, please go here: (I think there are still 3 more designs to go, so this weekend the campaign will probably continue =) )

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