Tuesday, 10 May 2016

April Book Haul! (IMM #1)! (English, Español & Català)

Hello, little anchors! 

Just so you can read the content you're interested in and that you understand, I will be writing with black colour if it's written in English, in blue when it's in Spanish and in pink when it's in Catalan. You can also translate the post with the translator gadget I added on my blog.
As the translation is not that accurate, let me know in the comments if you would want me to translate it myself in the next book haul I post.

Para que podáis leer lo que os interese o entendáis, la letra será de color negra cuando esté escrito en inglés, azul cuando esté en castellano y rosa cuando sea catalán. De todos modos, podéis utilizar el gadget de traductor para traducir la entrada. 
Como la traducción no es demasiado exacta, dejadme un comentario si preferís que traduzca el contenido yo misma para el próximo book haul.

I will leave the links to every book's Goodreads page and its synopsis. Let me know in the comments if you would like me to add or delete something.
Dejaré los links para las páginas de Goodreads de cada libro y su sinopsis. Dejadme en los comentarios si queréis que añada o quite algo.


Early this month I got accepted into the Harper Collins' bloggers list, so I had the chance to choose three titles to read and review on Marta's Bookshelf.

A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend, and the small town lies that have kept them apart. Leah Konen’s The Last Time We Were Us is perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Sara Zarr, and Gayle Forman.
Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are finally getting invited to all the best parties, and, with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.
Then Jason Sullivan comes back to town. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd . . . and before he attacked Innis’s older brother and got sent away to juvie. All of Bonneville still thinks he’s dangerous, but Liz finds it hard to believe what people say about her childhood friend. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. 
But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out? Liz will have to decide if she can trust herself—and her heart—before it’s too late.

Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love, at least for herself. A straightlaced, brilliant girl, she’s more interested in getting an A than falling in love. But Addie is determined to prove the science of love—because Addie Emerson does believe in science.
Science tells her that “love” is nothing more than the brain’s state under the influence of certain chemicals. And by artificially stimulating those chemicals, the brain can totally be tricked into falling in love. So Addie decides to apply that knowledge—and make her classmates fall in love—to win the coveted Athenian Award for Science in her elite private school. One way to speed up the process—adrenaline—she’ll put her classmates in dangerous, high-risk situations . . . and research the fallout.
But a mysterious new guy keeps messing with her plans. And she kind of can’t stop thinking about his gorgeous brown eyes. With backstabbing competitors—including her former lab partner, the preppy, wealthier-than-thou Dex—and more than one pair of star-crossed lovers—can Addie manage to salvage her experiment and win the Athenian? And what happens if she does the unthinkable—and falls in love?

In this witty, heart-tugging novel, two teens take a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers who received the life-saving organs of their late best friend—charting a journey of loss, hope, and love along the way.
Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident.
Her best friend Cloudy is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. 
Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore.
As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they're barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot of out character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake. 
With hundreds of miles in front of them, a stowaway kitten, and a list of people who are alive because of Ashlyn, Cloudy and Kyle just may find their way to back to her...and to each other.

John Darryl Winston sent me the finished edition of his second book in the IA series.

- IA: BOSS by John Winston. I am leaving the synopsis for the first book in the series (IA: Initiate) to avoid spoilers. 

IA: Initiate is a supernatural thriller set in the mean streets of America. A seemingly random act of gang violence sends "Naz" Andersen on a quest to find answers surrounding his dead parents that lead to a series of discoveries about his supernatural abilities. Naz tries to stay out of the way at his foster parent's home, but he walks in his sleep, and he is unable to keep the fact that he hears voices from his therapist. He attempts to go unnoticed at school and in the streets of the Exclave, but attracts the attention of friends and bullies alike, and his efforts to protect his little sister make him the target of malicious bullying by the notorious street gang, Incubus Apostles. Naz is an ordinary thirteen-year-old, or so he thinks. He harbors a secret that even he is oblivious to, and a series of ill-fated events reveal to him telekinetic and telepathic abilities. Now he must navigate newly found friendship and gang violence, and face the full force of the world around him. The only way he can survive is to discover the supernatural world within. 

From Merit Press, and totally unexpectedly, I got a very beautiful and interesting book:

Michael Flynn is just trying to get through his community service after he made the dumb decision to try to blow up his friend's car with fireworks--the same friend who stole Michael's girl. Being expelled and losing his best buddy and his girlfriend are the least of his problems: Michael has learned to hide everything, from his sick hoarder mother to the fact that he's stuck living in a 1982 Ford LTD station wagon he calls the Blue Whale. Then one day, during mandatory community service, he meets Shelly, a girl with a past, who's also special enough to unmask Michael's deepest secrets. Can he manage to be worthy of her love, a guy living in a car, unable to return to his chaotic and fit-to-be-condemned home? Shelly won't give up, and tries to peel back the layers of garbage and pain to reveal Michael's immense heart.

De part de l'editorial Fanbooks m'arriba una novel·la molt esperada:

L’Anna només té set anys quan els soldats alemanys s’emporten el seu pare durant la purga que fan a Polònia. Es queda sola i coneix l’home ocell, un home misteriós i màgic que l’ajuda a escapar de l’horror de la guerra. Una història emocionant, amb uns personatges que et traspassaran la pell... Una novel·la que no podràs oblidar.

Ya por último, la editorial Planeta me envió una novela ilustrada (preciosa) y el libro más comentado del momento en la comunidad lectora Española.

Tu alma tiene tantos rostros, pensamientos y sentimientos como estados en que te puedas encontrar. Algunos de ellos son vivos y luminosos, y otros bien oscuros. Hay algunos que te aportan ánimo y energía; y hay otros que, no sabes cómo, te lo restan.. Este libro te invita a que resuenes con todos estos estados en un viaje hacia ti mismo, a través de tus emociones, pensamientos y sentimientos, siguiendo el camino del laberinto. Un camino tan complejo como apasionante. Difícil de prever, pero donde aventura, emoción e imaginación están totalmente aseguradas.

Emma es una joven cuya vida no es nada fácil. Cuando tenía seis años, su madre murió en un accidente de coche y su padre, al que tiene que cuidar los fines de semana, sufrió grandes secuelas físicas e intelectuales. Entre los estudios y sus responsabilidades familiares, Emma no tiene mucho tiempo para hacer lo propio de su edad. Pero por suerte hay algo que anima sus días: la literatura. Los libros, su blog y su nuevo canal de Youtube son su refugio, y mientras todas las personas de su entorno tienen vida social, Emma prefiere pasar las horas en la biblioteca.
Todo cambia cuando Eric, el chico que acaba de llegar al pueblo, entra en su vida. Eric es guapísimo y arrollador, pero también esconde muchos secretos y un pasado oscuro por el que tiene que cumplir condena haciendo trabajo comunitario.
¿Podrá Eric sacar a Emma de la burbuja en la que vive? ¿Por qué la relación con Eric es tan complicada y confusa? ¿Por qué es tan hermético y enigmático? ¿Qué oculta?


This month of April I won a literature contest, so I sent the prize on some books on Amazon. I am leaving the link to the Goodreads page and the synopsis.

Este mes de abril gané un concurso de literatura, así que gasté el premio en unos libros de Amazon. Os dejo el link a Goodreads y la sinopsis. Dejadme en los comentarios si os interesa saber el precio de los libros, y así la próxima vez también os dejo el link de Amazon y el precio. 

- Ignite Me and Unravel Me, both by Tahereh Mafi. I am leaving the synopsis for the first book in the trilogy (Shatter Me) to avoid spoilers.

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

- Prodigy and Champion, both by Marie Lu. I am leaving the synopsis for the first book in the trilogy  (Legend) to avoid spoilers.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

- The Elite and The One, both by Kiera Cass. I am leaving the review for the first book in the series (The Selection) to avoid spoilers. 

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

- Burn For Burn and Fire With Fire, both by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I am leaving the first book's synopsis to avoid spoilers. 

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.
KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.
LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.
MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.
None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.
With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything" — at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.
This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.
Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

¿Desde cuándo son puntuales los aviones a la hora de despegar?
Hadley ha llegado cuatro minutos tarde, lo que, bien pensado, no parece mucho: una pausa para la publicidad, el descanso entre dos clases, el tiempo que lleva calentar un plato precocinado en el microondas. Cuatro minutos no son nada.
Cierra los ojos solo un instante y, cuando los vuelve a abrir, el avión ha desaparecido.
Los caprichos del destino y las casualidades de la vida son el motor de esta conmovedora novela sobre lazos familiares, segundas oportunidades y primeros amores. Desarrollada a lo largo de 24 horas, la historia de Hadley y Oliver nos convence de que el amor verdadero puede aparecer en nuestras vidas cuando menos lo esperamos.

That is all! I hope you enjoyed it and discovered a few books to add to your TBR pile. Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books, what you thought of them, if you are planning on buying some... Also, let me know if there is something I can do to make this kind of posts better.

¡Esto es todo! Espero que os haya gustado y hayáis descubierto algún libro para añadir a vuestra lista de TBR. Dejadme en los comentarios si habéis leído alguno de estos libros, qué os ha parecido, si tenéis pensado comprarlo...También decidme si hay algo que pueda hacer para que este tipo de entradas sean mejores.

All the love!

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