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Ryka Aoki

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Que maravilla de novela y que manera de aunar fantasia y ciencia ficción.

Cuando en un libro puedes escuchar la musica mientras lees, cuando las palabras te atraviesan entero y te llenan de amor y calor, sabes que estas ante algo muy especial.

Al final, la autora nos habla de encontrar a tu familia, de curar y de tener esperanza aunque las cosas se acaben. Me impresiona como algo con momentos tan duros puede llegar a ser tan wholesome. Igual que la vida misma tenemos momentos de calor humano y momentos de odio.

Ahora quiero donuts.
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Cabask | 64 andra recensioner | Mar 27, 2024 |
Light From Uncommon Stars interweaves the stories of three characters who couldn't be more different. Katrina is a runaway trans youth who needs to be constantly on guard from those who want to abuse or harm her. Shizuka is a talented violinist turned violin tutor who makes a literal deal with the devil to provide the souls of seven of her students in exchange for the restoration of her fame. Lan is starship captain who has led her family of fugitives from a galactic war to a pre-spacefaring Earth, where she sets up a donut shop as cover. These disparate elements suprisingly come together nicely in a treatise about human kindness in a cold, cruel world. While the writing itself is a bit rough (I found the perspective shifts to be jarring), the book delivers both thematically and narratively, and with its flawed but ultimately likeable characters.… (mer)
Phrim | 64 andra recensioner | Mar 22, 2024 |
Katrina is a young transwoman kicked out of her parents' house, expecting nothing but abuse. She also plays violin and that is what connects her to Shizuka Satomi, the Queen of Hell, a famous violin player and teacher. Meanwhile, the Tran family has escaped from a galactic war and taken over a local donut shop when the previous owners retired. Captain Lan falls for Shizuka and slowly the two women become close. At the same time, Lan's holographic daughter becomes friends with Katrina. I was pleased that the novel has a happy ending.… (mer)
Pferdina | 64 andra recensioner | Mar 3, 2024 |
It takes a bit of adjustment to get into this tale of a musical prodigy/transgender runaway meeting a teacher with a daemon from hell on track to collect her or her student's soul but all can be changed by the space aliens in their doughnut shop/space portal, but it is worth it. Cindy Kay's narration of the audio book is great.
drthubbie | 64 andra recensioner | Feb 14, 2024 |



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