pondelok 30. júla 2018

Reparát road tripu | Never Fade

Autor: Alexandra Bracken
Názov: Never Fade
Séria: The Darkest Minds
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.31
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster. 
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her. 

“Ghosts don't haunt people--their memories do.”

streda 25. júla 2018

Temnota psychickej poruchy | Every Last Word

Autor: Tamara Ireland Stone
Názov: Every Last Word
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.23
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. 
Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.
Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd... until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

“I’m merely reminding you to embrace who you are and surround yourself with people who do the same.” 

pondelok 23. júla 2018

Tábor hrôzy a nepodarený road trip | The Darkest Minds

Autor: Alexandra Bracken   
Názov: The Darkest Minds
Séria: The Darkest Minds
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.23
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp.

“The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”

The Fantasy Tropes Tag

Občas je skvelé robiť niečo iné ako nekonečné recenzie. Preto som sa rozhodla trochu odreagovať a vyplniť si ďalší tag. Tento, tak ako skoro všetky predošlé, som našla na blogu Never trust a duck, ale jeho originál nájdete na TEJTO adrese. Snáď sa zapáči aj vám a rozhodnete sa ho vyplniť...

piatok 20. júla 2018

A tak to všetko končí... | Ruin and Rising

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Názov: Ruin and Rising (čes. Zkáza a naděje)
Séria: The Grisha Trilogy (čes. Griša)
Diel: tretí
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2018 (SR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.17
Soldier. Summoner. Saint.
For Alina Starkov, time is running out. The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while she, broken by their previous battle, is under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. And as Alina convalesces she must also battle her conflicted feelings for the Darkling and her beloved Mal.
Her last hope lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.
As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world.

“Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay.” 

utorok 17. júla 2018

Knihomoľ sníva o novej knižnici

Ako ste si určite všimli, v poslednom čase som skôr náhodne aktívna, než pravidelne prispievajúca. Dôvod je jednoduchý – je leto a keďže väčšina ľudí si užíva dovolenky, ja svoj voľný čas trávim v práci, aby som si mohla zarobiť dosť peňazí na nové knihy. Od začiatku leta som si kúpila asi tak ďalších 40 kníh a teta mi položila zaujímavú otázku: „Kam ich dáš?“ Dosť zaujímavé. Kam ich len dám...

pondelok 16. júla 2018

Lov pokračuje | Siege and Storm

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Názov: Siege and Storm (čes. Bouře a vzdor)
Séria: The Grisha Trilogy/GrishaVerse (čes. Griša)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2017 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.08
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. 
Alina Starkov's power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner - hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can't outrun their enemies for long.
The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina's magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.
But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling's deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice - and only she can face the oncoming storm.

“The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.” 

streda 11. júla 2018

Z prachu Trójskej vojny | The Song of Achilles

Autor: Madeline Miller
Názov: The Song of Achilles (čes. Achilleova píseň)
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2014 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.30
Greece in the age of heroes.
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”

pondelok 9. júla 2018

Čerešnička na torte Mesačných kroník | Wires and Nerve

Autor: Marissa Meyer
Názov: Wires and Nerve + Gone Rogue
Séria: Wires and Nerve
Diel: prvý + druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je (chystá sa český preklad)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.18 + 4.23
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew.

“I do not 'boss.' I advise decisively.” 

streda 4. júla 2018

A takto to začalo | Shadow and Bone

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Názov: Shadow and Bone (čes. Světlo a stíny)
Séria: The Grisha Trilogy/GrishaVerse (čes. Griša)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2017 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.05
Soldier. Summoner. Saint.
Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

“Like calls to like.”