I love the blurb and the cover. I really love the cover on this one! Hope it can be translated soon! The cover draws me in for "La Estrella The Star", which brings me to my question: does it reflect the story well? I don't know about the title because it doesnt say much but I love the cover because it's stark and intriguing.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — La estrella by Javi Araguz. La estrella by Javi Araguz Goodreads Author ,. Isabel Hierro Goodreads Author. Los ojos del muchacho brillaron con intensidad, anunciando la inminente ruptura de La Quietud. Tras un violento episodio, Lan, una valiente muchacha del clan de Salvia, despierta en medio del desierto y es rescatada por su peor enemigo. Un amor tan peligroso como imposible.
Un mundo cuya superficie cambia constantemente de forma… donde perderse, es el equivalente a la muerte. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title.
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Feb 18, Dani marked it as to-read. This sounds awesome, and I love the cover View 1 comment. Feb 19, Lis Carcamo The Reader L rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-love , amazing-covers , heart-breaking.
Just 3 words. And I ended up crying! It's just amazing!!!! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Spoilers to come. The novel is set on an alternate Earth with the unfortunate name Star I think an English translation should make this Starbourne or something a little less confusing, astronomically.
Ages ago there were many civilizations on Star, but something happened and the Wound la Herida opened up cataclysmically, forever altering the structure of the world.
Now periods of Stillness la Quietud are interrupted by Shatterings which remake much of the geography of the world. There is a relatively stable area called the Bourne el Linde where groups of humans have managed to survive, some in small, clan-centered communities like Salvia and a few in larger cities like Rundaris. Key to their survival are their local Runners Corredores , who bear information to other communities, and the mysterious Wanderers Errantes , who travel the Bourne constantly, preserving ancient knowledge and aiding communities in need.
The Wanderers the call themselves Caminantes de la Estrella or Starwalkers take no individual names, but they hold many secrets. This king died, having failed, but he left his people a special map that would, he hoped, help them eventually find the cure he had not. The book opens in Salvia during a Rupture. Lan, a teenage girl with a gift for working with plants, attempts to save a young boy who has wandered away from the village.
When she finds him just beyond the edge of the safe zone, she sees him being dragged along by a strange young man. She assumes the boy is being kidnapped and goes after him, but she is painfully seized by the kidnapper and pulled through the storm of Particles one sort of manifestation of the Ruptures…hazardous to all life.
When the Rupture ends, Lan discovers that she is back in her village where she lives with her mother her father having disappeared during a Rupture years earlier and her friends Nao a herder of wimos, a rapid beast of burden and Mona. Lan discovers that the young man who had apparently tried to kidnap a boy during the Rupture is actually one of the Wanderers. Without warning, Salvia is bombarded directly by Particles, and Lan finds herself swept away by geological changes to a desert where the young Wanderer saves her and takes her to his people, traveling to Rundaris to warn that city of the acceleration of the Ruptures.
After some initial distrust, the two begin to form a grudging bond of respect. However, a Rupture hits Rundaris in the midst of their escape, incapacitating the Green One and forcing Lan and the Kidnapper to go attempt the journey instead. They are displaced to an arctic landscape, and after many hardships they arrive at the territory of a northern clan.
It is here that Lan finds her father, whose mind has been destroyed by the Particles. As they rest and prepare for the final leg of their journey, it becomes clear to Lan and the Kidnapper that they have feelings for each other, but neither is willing to move on those feelings, the young Wanderer because of how poisonous his touch is for humans and Lan because her friend Nao declared his love for her back in Rundaris this love triangle seems a bit forced, by the way, as if the authors knew it was obligatory in a YA novel.
When a Rupture strikes, Lan is forced to chose between her father and the Kidnapper. She opts for the latter, feeling horrible, but understanding that the planet is in the balance. The two finally make it to the temple, only to discover that the Wound has expanded around it. They are forced to enter the black mist that hangs over that sickness, and inside they find horrible creatures and nature itself turning against them. It begins to generate more of the substance, and the Kidnapper realizes that someone has to travel into the heart of the planet in the machine, probably sacrificing himself in the process.
He embraces Lan, kisses her so that she will be weakened by his poison, and he leaves her behind, confessing his love for her. Except for the two protagonists, most of the characters are pretty one-note, though not obnoxiously so.
Her evolving attitude toward Calan is the only growth we see. Calan, on the other hand, does have an arc: he goes from pessimistic he believes the world is going to end and everyone should just face it to wildly optimistic, sacrificing himself to do something he cannot know will actually work. This was a very plot-driven exercise. That said, I like Lan, and it was fun to spend pages with her. Mar 03, Tracy marked it as to-read.
Head on over to my blog to get the link for the English version of Chapter One and to add your name to the list for the English translation. Please, Please, Please! I must get my hands on this one and I don't speak Spanish!! Want to see this book in English?
So do I! Like I did, you can add your name to the list of people begging for an English translation. It's really easy and sounds like it's totally worth it! Sep 24, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: ya-books. I really enjoyed this book. It was a very interesting plot and a fun read. I just hope that there is a second book that reunites Lan and Calan! Mar 05, FreakChiq marked it as to-read. Jan 17, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourite-reads.
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