sâmbătă, 5 mai 2012
vineri, 4 mai 2012
Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.
But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
Expected publication: June 12th 2012
luni, 30 aprilie 2012
Titlu original:Catching Fire
Puteti comanda cartea AICI.(Libris)
Katniss si Peeta au castigat impreuna sangeroasele Jocuri ale Foamei, sfidand pentru prima oara in istorie regulile impuse de Capitoliu. Reveniti in Districtul 12, dupa toate incercarile infruntate, convinsi ca au castigat o viata sigura si decenta pentru ei si familiile lor, spera ca va urma o lunga perioada de pace. Dar, in timp ce Katniss si Peeta parcurg obligatoriul Tur al Invingatorilor, apar zvonuri despre o revolta printre locuitorii districtelor. Iar in ochii conducatorilor, ei sunt sursa acestei rebeliuni. Daca nu vor reusi sa convinga natiunea Panemului ca sunt in continuare indragostiti nebuneste, consecintele ar putea fi dezastruoase…
Parerea mea:Sfidarea poate ca nu a fost la fel de intensa precum primul volum, dar in mod sigur a fost o lectura exorbitanta!Te pierdeai pur si simplu rintre paginile cartii, credeti-ma, o zi si ceva n-am facut altceva decat sa citesc, pana si in pauzele dintre ore! :)) In aceasta carte Katniss trebuie sa infrunte un pericol chiar mai mare decat in prima carte, pentru ca de data aceasta nu e decat viata ei pusa in pericol, dar si viata tuturor celor pe care ii iubeste.Nu vreau sa ma apuc sa-i fac un rezumat acestei carti, cred ca ati observat ca nu obisnuiesc, pentru ca altfel s-ar duce tot farmecul cartii.Tot ce trebuie sa stiti ca daca inca n-ati citit aceasta serie fenomenala, nu mai stati pe ganduri! Va veti indragosti de serie inca de la primele pagini,si in plus in aceasta carte isi face aparitia Finnick, care este absolut .. incredibil.De-abia astept sa vad pe cine vor alege pentru a-l juca pe Finnick in urmatorul film, va fi o alegere foarte dificila..Anyway, cartea este un must pentru fiecare, asa ca spor la citit! :)
marți, 24 aprilie 2012
Si cea mai rapida cititoare a fost ... LARISA!Multumesc pentru participare si lectura placuta!
Te rog sa-mi trimiti datele tale la adresa de e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in decursul a 7 zile. :)
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.
But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
luni, 23 aprilie 2012
Soooo ... ce ziceti de o carte? :) Maine seara, intre orele 20-22 o sa aiba loc un concurs fulger in care puteti castiga cartea 'Pacientul englez' de Michael Ondaatje.Primul care comenteaza la postarea respectiva,castiga cartea.Deci,ce spuneti? :) Daca doriti sa va inscrieti, va rog sa lasati un comentariu la aceasta postare.Mult succes si sper sa avem cat mai multi participanti!
Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?
When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
Expected publication: September 18th 2012
M-am decis sa 'initiez' o noua rubrica a blogului,si anume 'Imaginea Quote a zilei'!In aceasta rubrica voi posta zilnic(sper) cate un citat sau un text,care uneori va exprima si felul in care ma simt in ziua respectiva,dar vor si fii unele menite sa va inspire,sa va calmeze,sa va aduca un zambet pe buze.Si cu ce-as putea incepe cel mai bine decat cu acesta?
Ei,ce pot sa mai spun,descrierea de mai sus cred ca spune tot. :) Filmul este unul extrem de sensibil,si mie mi-a placut foarte mult.Chiar daca nu are un final trist,filmul in sine te face sa versi cate-o lacrima la anumite secvente.Si in plus,filmul o are in distributie pe Rachel Bilson aka Zoe Hart din 'Hard of Dixie',which I LOOOOVE.Vi-l recomand cu caldura si astept pareri! :)
Titlu original:The Captive
Puteti comanda cartea de AICI.(Libris)
Cand este pusa in situatia de a alege sa foloseasca forta misterioasa a sabatului fie in slujba binelui, fie a raului, Cassie ii cere ajutorul unuia dintre prietenii lor, Adam, si devine captiva unei iubiri pline de primejdii.
Vrajita de promisiunea de a obtine dragostea cu ajutorul magiei, Cassie ii fura inima lui Adam si strica fragilul echilibru al puterii, provocand un uragan de furie pe care nimeni nu-l prevazuse.
Va supravietui Cercul secret?
Sau lupta crancena in care sunt implicate fortele binelui, raului si iubirii ii va mistui pe toti?
O fascinanta poveste despre iubire,mistere intunecate si puteri supranaturale de la autoarea seriei de bestselleruri Jurnalele Vampirilor – L.J. SMITH
Parerea mea:'Captiva' este cea de-a 2-a carte a trilogiei 'Cercul secret' de L.J. Smith.In aceasta carte Faye o santajeaza pe Cassie,spunandu-i ca-i va spune tot adevarul despre ea si Adam Dianei,fortand-o astfel sa faca tot felul de lucruri 'rele'.In acelasi timp,Cercul incearca sa descopere sursa mortilor suspecte,iar Cassie banuieste ca energia neagra a craniului de cristal ar putea fii de vina.
In aceasta carte,o vedem pe Cassie dezvoltandu-se mai mult ca personaj.Incepe sa-si exercite magia sa invata s-o foloseasca,interactioneaza mult mai mult cu ceilalti membrii ai Cercului,in special cu Nick&Deborah.
Principalul motiv pentru care mi-a placut acest volum,toata trilogia defapt,este faptul ca este o lectura foarte usoara si animata.Smith isi demonstreaza cu maiestrie talentul,facandu-te sa iubeste personajele,sa-ti te faca sa-ti pese de ce o sa se intample cu ele.
Singurul lucru care ma sacait pe tot parcursul triologiei este faptul ca vrajile sunt mult prea usor de realizat!O lumanare,cateva ierburi,o poezie,si gata vraja!Mai repede decat 'Hocus-Pocus'! :))
In orice caz,intreaga serie este SUPERBA,si o recomand cu caldura tuturor iubitorilor de YA/fantasy! :)
duminică, 15 aprilie 2012
Pe blogul 'Walking on Letters' se organizeaza un super-concurs cu o multime de premii pe care NU trebuie sa le ratati:
Chimie perfecta de Simone Elkeles
Rapirea (Cele 9 vieti ale lui Chloe King) de Liz Braswell
Adevar sau provocare ( Jocul Minciunii) de Sara Shepard
Cele tre1spr3zece motive de Jay Asher
Moarta si inviata (Pe jumatate moarta) de Kim Harrison
+ 2 semne de carte trimise de Megan Crewe (Give Up the Ghost + The Way We Fall)
ATENTIE!Vor exista 5 castigatori,fiecare primind cate o carte + semnele de carte tremise de catre Megan Crewe.
Cerintele nu sunt foarte grele,iar eu zic ca merita sa va incercati norocul!Mai multe informatii despre concurs+inscriere aveti AICI.
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.
As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, TIME BETWEEN US is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
Cartea trebuie sa apara prin octombrie in straintate,insa nu m-am putut abtine. :) Eu,personal,iubesc descrierea cartii,si chiar sper sa fie buna.
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
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