viernes, 8 de agosto de 2014

Book Blitz | Handpicked + Sorteo

¡Hola a todos! ♥

Vuelvo a la carga con los Book Blitzes. Como ya dije en la entrada de regreso al blog, los dos últimos sorteos de ebooks no pude llevarlos a cabo por inactividad así que lo más probable es que incluya una copia de ellos en el próximo sorteo que haga en el blog (para celebrar los más de 1000 seguidores :D). Por supuesto no pienso permitir que me vuelva a ocurrir, solo me inscribo en los que podré participar y colgar en el blog, pero la situación de la otra vez me pilló por sorpresa (no esperaba estar tan inactiva, la verdad).

Así que vamos con el libro de hoy :)

Título: Handpicked
Autora: Dani Oden
Fecha de publicación: Agosto de 2014
Géneros: Contemporáneo, New Adult

College freshman Jill Holloway takes one look at the stuck-up girls going through sorority rush and nearly returns her borrowed dress and heels. Against her best judgment, she ends up falling for the prestige and parties, and snagging a bid from a top house. After moving in, she quickly grows skeptical of her too-perfect sorority sisters. She tries to ask questions, though no one will take time from their busy social calendar to give her any real answers.

Jill wastes no time digging for everything she’s not supposed to find, and soon comes face-to-face with a big and bloody secret hidden in her sorority’s basement. She knows she’s in over her head, but taking off so soon would raise the perfectly-plucked eyebrows of her suspicious new sisters. She’s stuck until she can make a smooth exit.

But the closer she gets to leaving, the more it becomes clear that it won’t be as simple as she hoped. A tempting fraternity guy, a best friend who needs her, and new details about what has really been happening in the basement have her questioning what her next move should be, and whether or not it’ll be worth the risks.

En su primer año de universidad, Jull Holloway observa a las chicas atrapadas por las demandas de las hermandades y casi devuelve el vestido y los tacones que le han prestado. En contra de su buen juicio, acaba enamorándose del prestigio y de las fiestas, y acaba aceptando la oferta de una de las principales hermandades. Tras mudarse, se vuelve inmediatamente escéptica de sus demasiado-perfectas hermanas. Intenta hacer preguntas, aunque nadie se molesta en malgastar tiempo de sus tan ocupados calendarios sociales para responder.

Jill no pierde el tiempo y empieza a recabar toda la información que se supone que no debe conocer, y enseguida se encuentra cara a cara con un gran y sangriento secreto oculto en el sótano de la hermandad. Sabe que le queda demasiado grande, pero marcharse tan pronto provocaría las sospechas de sus nuevas hermanas. Está atrapada hasta que pueda marcharse limpiamente.

Pero cuanto más cerca está de poder marcharse, es más evidente que no será tan sencillo como ella esperaba. Un tentador chico de fraternidad, una mejor amiga que la necesita y nuevos detalles sobre lo que realmente está sucediendo en el sótano le hacen cuestionarse cuál debería ser su siguiente paso, y si el riesgo merece la pena.



“We shouldn’t be talking out here,” Sister President said, and the three of them swiftly set their glasses down and disappeared through a doorway on the other side of the room.
Once the door had closed behind them, Hannah predicted, "Something's about to go down.”
"Where'd the pourers go?" Lindy asked, glancing around.
"You guys are weirding me out." I interjected. "Can't we just enjoy this? There's food and good drinks and we won't have hangovers. Maybe we should try to meet some of the other-"
I didn't get a chance to finish. All the lights in the room went out at once, and the tall curtains lining the wall of windows fell dramatically in front of the glass, blocking out the sunlight. Someone shrieked, and a frantic hush fell over our group.
A strong female voice grabbed our attention. "Get ready, bitches."
A candle flickered, illuminating a face I didn't recognize. "Your new life starts now."


Under a moonlit, starless sky, I joined the crowd of passing girls who’d just been released from preference parties at neighboring sororities. Recruitment counselors lined the sidewalks, forbidding us from talking and herding us toward the biggest lecture hall on campus to fill out our preference cards. If I wasn't in the middle of it, I would have thought that hundreds of dressed up young women walking silently in rows might seem a little creepy, but who was I to judge? I was one of them. One of us.
At the end of the block, below a streetlight, was a line of guys in dress pants and collared shirts. A couple of them were all disheveled and wrinkly, clearly out of their element in the nice clothes, though for the most part they were a hot bunch. I tried not to stare but one in particular, with grayish pants, a light blue shirt and a face that rivaled the boyband posters that hung in my old locker, was particularly difficult to look away from.
When the wave of girls I was with passed, they handed each of us a rose with a crookedly cut tag tied on with ribbon. My cheeks burned as the one in blue held his back as a few girls went by and then handed it directly to me, smiling.
I wanted to stop and say something, but the sea of girls behind me pushed me along, forcing me to keep walking. I settled for a smile, the best one I could muster through shaky lips and soggy eyes. Once I was down the block, I peeked at the tag hoping to see his name, but all it said was, Congratulations on completing rush, from the gentlemen of Nu Mu Chi. We hope to see you at our parties this year.
I made a mental note to go to every single one of them.


The commotion in the center of the room seemed to grow, and I leaned my head back against the barrel behind us. "How are we going to keep up with these girls?" I asked.
"What?" Lindy leaned toward me, nearly tipping over.
"These girls! They drink hard!" I shouted.
"Yes," she said, and I wondered if she heard me.
"What's happening?" Hannah interjected, staring at the mob of colorful dresses directly in front of us.
Our pledge sisters had stopped dancing and were all crowded together. A handful of actives seemed to be trying to organize the group, and once they managed to get everyone to step back and give space, I could see a girl in a bright turquoise dress lying in a heap on the ground.
"Oh no," Hannah cringed, sensing the emergency.
"Someone hurt?" Lindy said.
Within seconds, actives swooped in and scooped the girl up. Whoever it was, she was completely limp. Her limbs dangled and swayed as they stealthily carried her away through a set of double doors in the back corner of the room.
The music never stopped, and the lights never came on.
"Who's that?" Hannah slurred.
"Was she okay?" I asked, knowing neither of them was actually going to answer.
Lindy scrunched her face in concentration. "Kimmy?"
"Kimmy?" I repeated.
"Her dress," Lindy said, as if it was an explanation.
"Cammie," Hannah mumbled, tilting her head against her barrel and closing her eyes. "Cammie ruined her dress."
"The Idaho girl from our lunch table?" I asked. She'd been with us in the limo, too.
Neither of them responded.
"Where'd they go?" Lindy wondered, staring at the closed set of double doors. The party had started up again, and girls were back on the dance floor, standing and swaying on the same spot where she'd just fallen.
"Away," Hannah mumbled.
I wanted to get up to inspect, but I didn’t trust my jello-y legs to navigate through the pulsing crowd. "I think something's wrong, you guys," I said.

♥ Sorteo ♥

¿Qué os parece? A mí me interesa porque normalmente las sinopsis de los libros juveniles que tienen tanto romance como suspense se centran más en el aspecto romántico, y en este caso no pasa así. Creo que puede ser muy interesante y me quedé con las ganas de saber qué ocurre en el sótano :)

En esta ocasión no hay sorteo patrocinado por el host del blitz (para los que no sabéis cómo funciona esto: normalmente hay dos sorteos, uno en el que se puede conseguir o el libro en formato físico, o merchandising o giftcards para amazon -depende de lo que el autor quiera dar-; y otro que patrocina cada blog participante en el Book Blitz en el que se sortea un ebook del libro en cuestión, en este sorteo puede participar el que quiera -incluso yo-, y Xpresso Reads se encarga de enviar al ganador el ebook), así que participad a ver si hay suerte y conseguís aunque sea la versión digital ^^

Nos leemos ♥

5 comentarios:

  1. aiiss me encantan este tipo de libros <3

    1. ¿Verdad? A mí también. El misterio siempre me ha gustado y también el romance. ¡La combinación de ambos puede ser explosiva!

      Un besito ♥

  2. Ay pues no pinta nada mal. La verdad es que el romance me gusta que esté equilibrado con algo más, porque sino se me llega a hacer bastante aburrido. Muchas gracias por la información♥

    ¡Un besote!

  3. Adoro estos libros pero últimamente leo muy pocos de este estilo :/
    No creo que me apunte ya que ando muy floja con el inglés. Ahora ando leyendo uno en inglés, así que veré como me va :P así que me lo apunto para echarle un vistazo más adelante y así darle una oportunidad.
    Un besoo <3<3

  4. Tiene muy buena pinta el libro, así que participo :) a ver si leo más en inglés ¡besos y gracias por el Book blitz!


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