June 1, 2016

Wrap Up May 2016

Hello Everyone,

Considering that I´ve got finals this month I´ve read a ton. I´ve read a total of 15 books; so without further do let´s get started

This is the first book I read this month and I wrote a full review (which you can see by clicking on the title). The Young Elites was that kind of books that takes you to places you weren´t expecting to go at all and I think that´s the main reason why I liked that much.

As I´ve just said there is a review uploaded so check that one out if you are interested because I think that it´s al said when I told you that I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

The Axeman´s Jazz by Ray Celestin
I was really looking to read this book. I loved mystery books and I am very intrigue with the whole serial killer thing. As a matter of fact, if I wasn’t studying finances I will be studying criminology or something related with it.

The book has a very interesting premise but the author fails at telling the story making it boring. The main issue was that there were way too many characters and it was hard to like one. Besides, what is the point on including Louis Amstrong?

The Axeman´s Jazz was a huge disappointment and I gave it 2 out 5 stars.

This book was a birthday present by my parents and I absolutely loved this book. I wrote a full review for it that you can read by clicking on the title of the book.

As I mentioned on its review I like ow beautifully written it was and how even when the politics were an important part of the story it wasn´t the main focus of it. I also love how strong the two main characters are, each in their own way.

The Nightingale is one of those books that you must read at least once in a life time. I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by its author. David Meredith contact me and gave a copy. You can purchase this book on Amazon and you can find my review of this one by clicking on the title.

Regarding the book I will say that it was so interesting . it was kind of a retiling at the same time that it was “what happen after the happily ever after?”.  It was a nice point of view and it was such a quick read. Thos who loved the original version of the tale most likely will love this one.

I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Me before you by Jojo Moyes

I will be posting a review of this one this Friday so stay tuned if you are interested in.

I was so surprised by this book that I will say that I was on shock. The writing was magnificent and the characters so on point. And the story goes places you won´t expected it to go. I will talk about it in further detail on Friday. Until then know that I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

BLUE SKY. La Alianza del Cielo Azul by Julio Peces Ruiz

I am not going to talk about this book in further detail because there is no point in talking about a book that has only been published here in Spain. Trust me you are lucky.

I will say though, that this book was so annoying as that the story is that there is no story at all. I gave this book 1 out of 5 stars because Goodreads won´t let me give negative scores.

Niebla Trilogy by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I hadn´t read anything by Zafón previous this one and I absolutely loved it. I read each of the books in this trilogy in one sitting. The writing is magnificent and the characters are so likeable.

I will be posting a review in Spanish for this one very soon. The English version will be uploaded later on. But if you have the chance go and read this trilogy form by The Prince of the Mist, The 
Midnight Palace and The Watcher in the Shadows.

I gave this trilogy 5 out of 5 stars.

In the Valley of the Fox by Charlotte Link

My Godfather gave me this one, because he is one of my major sponsors when it comes to reading.
In the Valley of the Fox is a story in which we follow several different characters that are affected by the strangeness in a missing person case. I cannot say that much because I will spoil you and I do not want to.

The book is so entertaining and despite having over 500 pages (in its Spanish edition) it such a fast page and quick read. The style is so efficient there is not a single word that is not needed to tell the story. The main issue that I found in the book is that the character did not have any growth by the opposite.

Any way I have to recognize that I was trapped by the story and despite knowing what was going to happen at the end, I have quite enjoyed this book so I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

I absolutely loved this book and it´s my favorite one of the month. The writing was amazing as well were the characters and the plot.

I wrote a full review that you can check by clicking on the title of the book.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because again Goodreads won´t let me gave a higher score.

I was given this book in exchange of an honest review. And even when I have some issues with the story and how the topic is treated I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.
It´s a hard book t read because it deals with some serious issues that sometimes are not treated according to reality. However I find it to be a tribute to the victims of domestic violence and I think it´s a brave book.

You can purchased it in Amazon. And you can check my full review by clicking on the title of the book.

I did not enjoy this book most likely because it’s the 4th in a series in which I haven’t read I single book. I found that there was not world building and that I don´t like the characters. You can read my full review by clicking on the title of the book.

I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I´ve been hearing so great things about this book that I was really looking forward to read it. When I did read this book I was so disappointed. Even when I respect different opinions I cannot see what is in this book to like.

The character are all variations of the main character and the mystery is solve in an absurd way when tha authors seams to decide is time to finish the book. I will post a review with all my toughs very soon. Until then know that I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars.

Cuentos by Edgar Allan Poe

This book it’s a collection of ten short stories by the author. I hadn´t read any by Allan Poe previous to this one and I’ve absolutely love it. The stories are dark and mysterious and well written.

I´ve liked all the short stories in this book but if I had to pick one I will choose The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.

That´s all what I’ve read during this month? What have you read? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts if so? Do you have any recommendations for June? Leave a comment down below so we can talk.

See you all soon. 

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