miércoles, 30 de abril de 2014

Plus One: amor en las estrellas + sorteo


Por fin puedo presentaros de forma oficial un libro del que me he encaprichado ferozmente. Por eso lo elegí de premio para la primera fase de mi dieta de libros ;o) Tenía intención de traeros un artículo de la autora, pero ha tenido mucho trabajo y no ha sido posible. ¡Qué pena! En fin, tendremos que conformarnos con un extracto de la novela y un sorteo.


¿A que la portada es fascinantemente hermosa?
Amor imposible y aventura en un mundo antagónico de día y noche separados por la ley


PLUS ONE
Elizabeth Fama
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Date of Publication: April 8, 2014


Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray. 

Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.



About the author...

Elizabeth Fama is the author of Plus One (FSG, 2014), Monstrous Beauty (FSG, 2012), a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and Odyssey Award honor winner, and Overboard (Cricket Books, 2002), an ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc.





Excerpt

Soon the sky had become a blanket of stars; and then it became heavy, bulging down on us, so thick it was like soup that I might reach up and stir with my hand if I tried. And finally, to my relief, Cygnus the Swan and the Great Summer Triangle began to emerge from the cosmos with the faint, cloudy dragon spine of the edge of our galaxy.

“Oh my god, is that the Milky Way?” he whispered.

My throat got hot. It was the most beautiful thing I could ever have hoped to show him. I could be grateful for one thing that night.

“You’re a brave guy,” I said, my voice cracking just to make sure I felt like an idiot.

“Why do you say that?”

“It took me ten years not to wad my body into a tight ball every time I saw the Milky Way.”

He burst out laughing. It was too loud. Night people don’t belly laugh outside of their homes. He really was a Ray. I shushed him.

He laughed again, but softer, and then turned his head to-ward me and said in a low, smiling voice, “A ball?”

“Four hundred billion suns spiraling through space together. Our solar system just one grain on that galactic carousel. The carousel itself a speck in the cosmos. And here I am in this small clearing, on the surface of the earth, as transient and un-noticed to the universe as the dry blades of grass that are poking into my shirt. It’s too much to comprehend up there, too enormous, and I’m so small when it’s on top of me. It frightens me, like I’m being crushed.”

I could feel him staring at me, although it was almost pitch-black around us, as I poured out my childish thoughts. After a moment he said, “Holy cow, Plus One.”

“What?” I said defensively.

He settled his head in the cradle of his arms again and refused to answer. Then he said, “Here on earth, where it counts . . . you’re not unnoticed.”



Sorteo / Giveaway Time

Me tienta muchísimo ese aire de Romeo y Julieta en las estrellas. ¿Qué pensáis vosotras?

Babel entre el día y la noche.


12 comentarios:

Chibita dijo...

Me encantaría participar, pero mi inglés no es muy bueno >.< (hasta me ha costado traducir las sinopsis) pero espero que se apunte mucha gente.
Besos!

Adrianna Dagmara dijo...

¡Me apunto al sorteo! La portada es una preciosidad <3

Isa Black dijo...

Yo quiero participar :D

Y bueno, respondiendo a la pregunta: Siempre me encanta encontrarme con libros que sé que me van a sorprender. Estoy segura de que PLUS ONE será uno de ellos.

Paqui Martinez dijo...

¡Qué bonita es la portada! Con solo eso ya me ha enamorado, pero con esos tintes de Romeo y Julieta me ha encandilado. Quiero Plus One, aunque tarde la misma vida en en traducirlo XD

LιttℓεÐεмση dijo...

Me apunto al sorteo, sólo por la portada me encantaría tenerlo en la estantería *---*

¡Saludos!

MyuMyu dijo...

¡Es preciosa esa portada! Y no me extraña que te hayas encaprichado porque la sinopsis pinta genial :D
¡Besos!

Margari dijo...

Una portada preciosa. Y no pinta nada mal.
Besotes!!!

Claudia Davila dijo...

Participo!
Me encanto la sinopsis y la portada la amé!

Kayano dijo...

Me apunto al sorteo. Este libro tiene muy buena pinta! Gracias por organizarlo :)

Kayano dijo...
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thepsicologist dijo...

Me apunto :D
Tiene muy buena pinta n.n

Maka dijo...

Es una portada tan bonita... que estoy participando en el sorteo desde unos cuantos blogs. ¿Habrá suerte? No lo creo, pero bueno XD

Un beso y ya nos contarás qué tal la lectura.