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El Vestido De La Novia (2013)

by Liz Carlyle(Favorite Author)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 2
8492916559 (ISBN13: 9788492916559)
Fraternitas Aureae Crucis
review 1: Aún no he sido capaz de hacer una reseña de éste libro, pero sintetizando mi experiencia aquí va:No soy fanática de los romances entre espías (policías, agentes, detectives, a la antigua a lo moderno. No me va) y siendo totalmente objetiva es un libro muy bien escrito, con una buena evolución de la trama y un buen muro que la respalde. Jamás perdí el hilo de la historia o me aburrí, que a mi no me guste la "profesión" de los protagonistas, no fue excusa para dejar de leer. La lectura es rápida, pero no por ser corto, sino por ser interesante. Hubieron dos cosas que me descolocaron un poco, y es que jamás entendí el porqué del titulo del libro. Durante toda la lectura estuve esperando que se resolviera el misterio, terminé de leer y aun no sé. Lo segundo f... moreue la pérdida de época de los protagonistas, me explico: este libro se ambienta en el siglo 19, por ende las concepciones que conocemos de las personas de éste tiempo eran algo... ¿recatadas? No sé aún como explicarlo, pero sentí que los principales estaban algo avanzados -demasiado- para la época, dándole una aire desinhibido un poco raro para los tiempos. El final es impecable, es perfecto y extraordinariamente emocionante. Es la mejor parte y no decepciona en absoluto.
review 2: I was disappointed with the first book in this series, One Touch of Scandal, but this is Liz Carlyle we're talking about. Even though her latest haven't been great, she's written some of my favourite books, so I was willing to give the series another shot. As book 1, The Bride Wore Scarlet is centred around The St. James Society, the name of the recently reformed Fraternitas Aureae Crucis in England. The men who are part of it are Guardians, their mission being to protect the Vateis, mainly women and children who have got the Sight.Geoff, Lord Bessett (son of the couple in Three Little Secrets) is a Guardian, and his latest mission is to go to Brussels to rescue one such child. Anaïs de Rohan (whose parents were in No True Gentleman) had a great-grandmother who had the Sight herself, and determined Anaïs would be a Guardian, in spite of being a female. She's devoted all her life to training for it, but the Fraternitas prove themselves stubborn about their arbitrary traditions. She is, however, offered the chance to help out Lord Bessett in his mission in Brussels, as a woman would be helpful in approaching the endangered child and her mother.I read over a third of the book before I gave up. It just wasn't working for me at all. The whole deal with the fraternity felt off. It felt half-baked, but at the same time, ponderous and self-important, without really justifying to the reader just how it's so crucial to the whole world. I found it impossible to care about their missions and their traditions. It might be that the danger the little girl is in becomes more clear and present later in the book, but I was yawning.Neither was I engaged with the characters. Geoff and Anaïs seem to be interesting enough, on description. He's taken on his responsibilities to the fraternity somewhat reluctantly, and there are intimations that he's got a bit of a Gift himself, and Anaïs is very non-traditional and kickass. They just never felt like real people, and I could feel no chemistry between them. Again, I wasn't interested in them.Also, it made me uncomfortable that Carlyle chose to use as her main characters the children of couples from previous books that weren't paranormal (all right, there was a touch of it in No True Gentleman, but it was just that, the merest touch). It feels like rewriting history in a way, so when I now reread Three Little Secrets and No True Gentleman it will be in my mind that these people live in this world with secret societies and all sorts of paranormal powers, but they just don't know it.MY GRADE: A DNF. less
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An intoxicating read with diabolical plots and unsuspected twists throughout this well writen novel.
Another exciting story for the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis Series....Loved the ending!
Unusual with her books, but I just couldn't get into it and didn't finish.
The characters got lost in the storyline. Too bad.
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