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Deal Hunter (#10): Carti ieftine pentru orice gust

Thursday, August 30, 2012

          Dacă nu aţi auzit până acum de Blogul Caaarti să ştiţi că nu e prea târziu. Puteţi găsi orice gen de cărţi de la orice editură, în orice format, de la volume apărute recent sau nu. Important este că acolo puteti găsi preturi exceptionale pentru cărţi nou-nouţe, citite o singură dată sau de maxim 2 ori.
          După cum ziceam preţurile sunt incredibil de mici, iar ofertele nu întârzie să apară la fiecare pas. Ca sa va faceţi o parere iată o parte din ofertele de pe blog.

Vampirii din Morganville – 20 ron/volum

Halo (Halo) (Paperback) – carte noua – 20 RON


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Review: Love Lines by Diana Nixon

Sunday, August 26, 2012
“He is your light, you are his darkness
Losing him you will come to me.”
          The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about one special place, where those gifted people studied.
          Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
          But one day everything changes. Eileen finds out that she belongs to the mysterious world of unnatural and the destiny leads her to Dever - a closed university for the people like her.

          Nothing will ever be the same again...

          New life, new friends, new enemies...

But the true love will never let her down. It will help to go through everything....
 Where to buy: Love Lines by Diana Nixon

          I love the cover, it's simple, kind of has a certain connection with the story, but I initially thought that the book's genre is romance and it's not, it's better.
          It had mystery, secrets and funny moments. Have I told you about the mystery? I think that this is why I ended up simply loving the entire book. In the wold of "Love Lines" nothing is what is seems, there is nothing that you could categorize as predictable.
          Diana Nixon throws us in the depths of  Dever a world that is not supposed to exist, not for ordinary humans anyway, creating new and exciting mythologies and legends based on the family founders of Dever. Every founding family had it's own supernatural gift and specific physical characteristics and each of the gifted kids go to a special college. Every part of the new world is so detailed described that there's no room for confusion, well maybe only regarding the villain, but it gets less confusing in the end.
          The relation between Eileen and Christian, even though is love at first sight is not the classical: "OMG he's so hot and I want him now", we are talking about a sweet and mutual trust relationship and I kind of have this feeling that the special bond between them is helping a little. I actually enjoyed this concept of two people who were in love  and connected in at a certain level that they could feel what the other felt.
          I would like to talk a little about the characters. I think is the first time I've read a book and I like all the characters, including the villains. I still have favorites because it's in my nature, but I liked them all. Eileen is smart and evolves really fast. She is a good example of a character that has huge power and that power is not wasted. She learns how to use it and she is careful with it. She's not reckless and annoying throwing herself at every step in the face of danger and waiting to be rescued by the knight in shinning armor. 
          Christian is sweet and takes care of her, and he feels bad when he lies to her which makes him even sweeter. Oh and if you didn't already knew this, the book is told from two different POV: Christian and Eileen. And even though I liked Eileen, I enjoyed more the chapters in which Christian was telling the story.
          And now as my favorite character: Evan. I liked his sense of humor, he was the only one that joked when things seemed to get worse (I recently saw The Avengers and Iron Man reminded me of Evan). He acts like nothing and no one could get to him. He knows his qualities and he is more than happy to brag with them. I also liked the chemistry between him and Amanda and the funny + smart dialogue they had.
          The villain part might have been the most surprising part of the novel. Like I've said: there is nothing what it seems to be. And I could tell you more, but trust me, is better if you keep the mystery.
          And dear Diana, the ending literary killed me. I ended the book and now I want more. So yes I will definitely try to read the second one because that ending is printed on my brain now and I need to know what's next. I sincerely recommend this book to you, even more if you are a fan to mystery and fantasy books.
          Ps: I received this book from Diana in digital format for review. Thank you very much. I enjoyed it from the begging until the end.

Vestige Romanian Book Tour

Sunday, August 26, 2012

          Bine că m-aţi găsit. Sper că aţi avut un drum plăcut şi v-au încântat postările colegilor mei până acum şi vă vor încânta şi de acum înainte. O să vă felicit că mi-aţi ghicit blogul, sunt sigură că nu a fost uşor. Aş vrea de asemnea să mulţumesc gazdelor acestui tur pentru că m-au lăsat să particip. Sunt foarte încântată.
          O sa vă rog sa aveţi răbdare, nu mai aveţi mult, si în curând vă veţi trezi că aţi parcurs toate blogurile şi o să fiţi mai aproape de premiu. Doar în caz că aţi uitat…pentru asta ne suportaţi:
Nu-i asa ca va simtiti mai motivati?

          Nu o să vă mint, nu am citit decât 2 capitole din carte, dar nu aş susţine-o dacă nu aş crede sincer că merită. Cartea are un stil unic la fel cum este şi povestea. Autoarea reuşeşte să îţi atragă atenţia încă din primele pagini (de asta imediat ce termin cu postarea mă voi întoarce la lecturat). Dar până la recenzie ce vă asigur că v-a urma imediat ce o voi termina o să vă spun de ce m-a încantat cartea după ce am citit doar prezentarea câteva recenzii şi nişte citate.

1.               1. Cartea este Distopie şi nu prea. Pe Goodreads, cartea este listată ca fiind distopie, dar mie mi se pare că este mai degraba un roman apocaliptic. Te aruncă în mijlocul sfârşitului lumii ceea ce mi se pare mult mai tare. Îmi plac distopiile, dar de multe ori îmi doresc să stiu ce s-a întâmplat înainte.
2.               2. Paranormalul. De cele mai multe ori, cel puţin în distopiile pe care le-am citit eu motivele pentru care lumea este distrusă sunt strâns legate de activitatea oamenilor. Vestige abundă de mister, dupa cum am mai zis, încă din primele pagini, iar stilul autoarei parcă te face sa simţi panica pe care o simt personajele.
3.                3.Personajele sau mai degrabă faptul că punctul de vedere este alternat şi ai ocazia să cunoşti de aproape mai multe personaje, nu numai unul.
Câteva păreri Goodreads care m-au facut si mai mult sa vreau sa citesc cartea Vestige de Deb Hanrahan:
"This was such a great fast read. I'll admit: Like most others who have already read this, I expected a dystopian novel, not a rapture story. However, I suppose that's just a big twist that made the story even better.
"OMG , I'm so in love with this book! I enjoyed every page , every minute spent reading ''Vestige''. The story is original , I have never read one like this before. Deb is a genius!"
"Absolutely brilliant book :) i really enjoyed reading this! Believable characters and a concise plot, a very realistic take on a paranormal/religious topic. Also I very much enjoyed the fact that there were no pointless deviations from story line, as is so often found in books of this genre. I found it very hard to put it down. I can't wait to read the second book! "

 In the Midwestern suburb of LaGrange, something is amiss. Over a twenty-four-hour period, all the children under the age of thirteen along with many adults have disappeared without explanation. It doesn’t take long for those left behind to learn that this tragedy is part of a global event. As people panic, civilization begins to crumble. Luckily, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Daniel Grimshaw, has a plan to restore order. But first, every remaining person must be accounted for and tagged with a mark on their right hand.

Unaware of his responsibilities, seventeen-year-old Micah has been preparing for this day. His mother trained him and provided him with the proper tools, but she neglected to tell Micah about the family legacy, his legacy. Now that his mother is among the missing, will Micah ever discover who he is, or what he needs to do to save what’s left of humanity from the hellfire of perdition?

Vestige is the first book in a two book series

          Nu vă las să mai aşteptaţi, pentru a vă primi punctele aş vrea să îmi ziceţi, ce anume vă face pe voi să vreţi să citiţi o carte?

          Şi nu, nu am uitat: următorul blog este o achiziţie noua în blog list-ul meu (pe dreapta blogului), iar indiciul este: este ca un basm a reckless one. Nu sunt bună la asta, dar sper că v-aţi prins.

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