John Michael Green
Este un scriitor american de literatură pentru tineret și vlogger pe YouTube. Împreună cu fratele sau, creand Brotherhood 2.0, cel mai popular proiect video online, accesat pe YouTube de peste 30 de milioane de fani Nerdfighter din întreaga lume. A câștigat Premiul Printz pentru romanul său de debut, Looking for Alaska, și cel mai recent roman, The Fault in Our Stars, a fost locul 1 în The New York Times Best Seller list în luna ianuarie 2012, și s-a realizat un film bazat pe acesta, numit Sub aceeași stea. În 2014, Green a fost inclus în lista celor mai influente 100 de persoane din lume, realizată de revista Time.

În 2015, în luna iulie, a fost lansat cel de-al doilea film bazat pe romanul Paper Towns, un al bestseller New York Times, USA TODAY și Publishers Weekly.

Cărțile sale au fost publicate în peste douăzeci de limbi și figurează constant în topul celor mai bine vândute titluri al publicației New York Times.

Unele dintre romanele sale au fost traduse și în limba română:

Premii
2006 Michael L. Printz Award Looking For Alaska N/A Won
2007 An Abundance of Katherines N/A Nominated (Honor)
2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award Paper Towns Best Young Adult Novel Won
2010 Corine Literature Prize Paper Towns Young Adult Novel Won
2012 Indiana Authors Award N/A National Author Award Won
2013 Children's Choice Book Awards The Fault in Our Stars Teen Book of the Year Won
2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize N/A Innovator's Award Won
2014 mtvU Fandom Awards N/A Visionary Award Won

Descriere:

Monstrul a aparut dupa miezul noptii. Asa cum fac monstrii de obicei.

Dar Conor nu-l asteapta pe acesta, ci pe cel din cosmarul sau, care-l bantuie aproape in fiecare noapte de cand mama lui s-a imbolnavit. Cu bezna, vantul si urletele. Monstrul acesta care-l viziteaza e diferit. Salbatic si neimblanzit. Si vrea de la Conor lucrul cel mai periculos.

Chemarea monstrului, roman dublu castigator al Carnegie Medal (pentru fictiune si ilustratii), spune o poveste extrem de emotionanta despre dragoste, pierdere si speranta, dupa o idee a lui Siobhan Dowd, a carei moarte prematura a impiedicat-o sa dea glas povestii.


RECENZIE:


Nu cred ca exista cititor care n-a auzit macar o data numele acestei carti sau nu a vazut pe cineva citind-o, laudand-o sau vorbind doar de bine despre ea. Iar daca tu n-ai auzit de ea, poate esti norocos. Sau foarte ghinionist. 

Unii spun ca e o carte pentru copii, avand ca personaj principal un pusti si multe pagini fiind doar ilustratii complete, fara text. Desi sunt si pagini ce imbina ilustratiile cu textul sau unele capitole incep si/sau se incheie cu un mic desen. Insa eu, ca si altii, zic ca e o carte pentru toata lumea, si ca nu trebuie sa ai zece ani sau paisprezece ca sa o poti citi, ci poti avea douazeci sau saizeci. Nu cred ca romanele bune au nevoie de varsta si atata timp cat nu contin ceva explicit sau care deranjeaza in cazul copiilor, atunci sunt bune pentru oricine. 

Sincer, desi am auzit atat de multe despre ea n-am avut asteptari de niciun fel. Am preferat sa o incep, sa o citesc si sa o termin, avand mintea deschisa si incercand sa nu ma gandesc la toate laudele si miile de cinci stele sau la parerile negative. Si mi-a facut tare bine asa si m-am simtit minunat citind cartea, fiind doar eu si paginile, Conor si monstrul. Iar ilustratiile completeaza extraordinar povestea si nu cred ca romanul asta ar fi la fel de bun fara ele. Dar nici ele fara text.


La prima vedere ai spune, asa cum am crezut si eu, ca e o poveste simpla, scrisa intr-o maniera simplista, cu niste schite frumoase alaturi, despre un copil, mama lui si un monstru. Insa eu cred ca e vorba despre viata, durere, bucurie, rasete, lacrimi, tipete, speranta, momentul ala in care esti sfasiat din interior si-ti vine sa sfasii totul in jur. Nu cred ca o carte geniala sau extraordinara, ce te da peste cap si poti spune ca n-ai mai citit niciodata asa ceva. Pentru ca nu asta e rolul ei si nu cred ca asta isi propune. Ci e un roman plin de viata si toate aspectele ei, vazute prin ochii unui copil si un monstru, amandoi extrem de bine construiti si descrisi, atat fizic, cat si din punct de vedere al caracterului, cu defectele si calitatile lor. Nu e o carte despre bine si rau, viata si moarte, lumina sau intuneric, ci e despre zonele gri, acele secunde care se scurg intre sfarsitul noptii si rasaritul soarelui, clipele alea scurte dintre trezie si somn, secunda dintre zambet si hohot de plans.

Nu vreau sa laud acest roman si sa-l acopar de cuvinte pompoase, pentru ca ar suna gol. E genul de carte pe care trebuie o citesti si sa o simti, sa gandesti ceea ce citesti si sa lasi ultimele pagini si randuri sa-ti ofere acel ramas bun; care poate va fi amar, dulce, sarat. Poate vei plange, vei rade, vei vrea sa o arunci pe pat sau vei sta pur si simplu ca mine, fara sa zambesti, dar cu ochii stralucindu-ti in cap, imaginandu-ti ca acolo undeva, Conor si monstrul sunt ei. Asa cum doar ei stiu.


N-am reusit sa-l cunosc pe Monstru atat de bine pe cat mi-as fi dorit, dar poate nici n-as fi reusit sa-l inteleg complet. Fiind asa de batran si complex, stiind atat de multe si vazand totul in atatea nuante si din toate unghiurile pe care noi nu le vedem sau nu vrem. Cred ca el e ca viata, care poate vrea sa ne ajute, ne da sfaturi fara sa vorbeasca, ne ia la palme, plange, ne bate, rade cu noi sau de noi. Si noi nu intelegem. Si suntem furiosi sau fericiti. Din toata povestea cred ca sunt Conor si cred ca toti suntem el, uitandu-ne la Monstru si incercand sa intelegem ce se intampla. Sa-l intelegem pe el, pentru ca de cele mai multe ori noi spunem ca problema nu e la noi sau in noi. Pentru ca asa e mai usor.


Lectura placuta si sincer decat sa incercati sa convingeti pe cineva sa citeasca aceasta carte, mai bine o dati cu imprumut sau o oferiti cadou. E mai simplu! :)

Review It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

Rating: 5/5

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My thoughts:


“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.” 

I am a mess. Torn. So, so goddamn conflicted. Broken over the what-ifs of this book. Filled with sorrow. Proud. 

I feel manipulated. Tricked. Heartbroken. Educated. Thankful. Mindfucked. 

It Ends With Us is nothing like I’ve ever read. It certainly isn’t like any other novel Colleen Hoover has written. The word ‘DIFFERENT’ is just etched into its very essence. I feel like Colleen put part of her story and her soul on a silver platter for us to observe and draw our own conclusions from it and this also became evident within the Author’s Note which, by the way, I wholeheartedly encourage you to read. Hell, no. Scratch that. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ IT ENDS WITH US. Not because of the hype. Not because of the romance. Not because of Colleen’s awesome writing skills. 

But because of the message. 

I cannot guarantee you’ll love it. I’m definitely far from loving it and I don’t even think it’s Colleen’s best work. This is the second book that’s ever made me feel the ‘I-love-it-but-I-hate-it’ vibes, the first being Dusty. I rated that one with 3 stars because based on my logic 1 star equals hate and 5 stars equate to love so the average of 3 will do. But I rated IEWU with a full 5 stars rating because if there’s one word to describe this book, then it’s EMPOWERING. And WOMEN EMPOWERMENT deserves 5 stars any given day. Plus, its unraveling is perfect.

Without being spoilery, I will say this: this book is heavy. This book knifes your heart and twists it until you bleed all your pre-conceived ideas about certain topics straight out the window. I loved Lily. I loved Ryle. But most of all, I loved Lily & Ryle. Their relationship is so complex and layered and I was overwhelmed with feelings at just how perfect they were together. I laughed, I smiled, I felt my heart catch wings and head into the clouds. And then I cried buckets. Then there’s Atlas, which I did not fall in love with, but he just fit the puzzle perfectly and after a while I found him so lovable as well. And yes, I loved Lily & Atlas too. They were like a weak but brilliant rainbow after a storm.

“In the future . . . if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again . . . fall in love with me.” 

Now, now, don’t rush and believe this is some love triangle. I just feel evil now and I will say that YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA MUHAHA. *sobs*

I’m not saying more because you should definitely head in blind with this one, as I did. Honorary mentions are needed, however: Alyssa, I swear, she’s the best friend I could possibly imagine; I cannot comprehend how difficult it must have been to say and do some things considering the unique dynamics of her with the other characters; Marshall was another great addition that simply showed how easily men can empower women too; and Lily’s mother is a glorious character. 

And I will share this: there was one particular scene that left me crying like there’s no tomorrow. The last hospital scene.That beautiful and so very ugly and just 100% gut-wrenching scene. Where decisions were made in the hopes of a better future. Where letting go was worth the love you’ve built piece by piece. Where the cycle of history stopped. Where I had to put the book down and start a sobfest. It gutted me, completely and utterly gutted me. 

“And as hard as this choice is, we break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.” 

I read this book in 5 hours. I finished it 24 hours ago. I still can’t stop thinking about it and my stomach is still churning like ashes have taken residence there. I’m an emotional mess. I feel unsatisfied, yet content. Enraged, yet peaceful. This book shows the good, the bad, the in-between. It shows life and love and hatred. It shows how love can become a poison. It shows how love can shackle and hurt, but also save and heal. Honestly, it blew my mind. It doesn’t matter that it made me uncomfortable or that it made me wish things ended up differently. This story needed to exist exactly as it is no matter how broken my heart feels. It is brave and bold.

It’s an eye-opener. I realized upon reading that I might have been indifferent or dismissive or downright judgmental regarding some statistics (this sounds weird, I know, but you’ll get it once you read). I never fully grasped some scenarios or some perspectives, but It Ends With Us changed that. It changed me, undoubtedly. 

And for that, thank you, Colleen. Thank you, Lily. Thank you for making me a better person. 


Synopsis: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. 

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.

Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way--a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a "game" to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved--the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them--are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.

But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.

Both playful and seductive, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's spell-casting debut, is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.

Rating: 4/5
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
My thoughts:

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

This book is bewitching. Enrapturing. Magical. It wraps you into its beautiful prose, unraveling a dream-like narrative that tugs on your heartstrings. You're left wide eyed and yearning for more, even though the wonder of the circus is perennial.

The slow-burning built of The Night Circus is what initially threw me off; I expected full-on battles of wizardry and majestic illusion. Instead, I got mesmerizing subtleties of love speckled with war, of seduction and manipulation that simultaneously sizzle with fate's irony. And despite the need for more action, I was gradually hooked by the lovely words and clever storytelling until I realized I did not want to let go of the book anymore.


“We lead strange lives, chasing our dreams around from place to place.”

In a magical duel that is governed by unknown rules, Celia and Marco are pitted against each other and the revenue of their illusions is Le Cirque des Reves and their spectators are the entire world. As a pair, these two are exquisitely refreshing. They do not shy away from manipulation, achieving Machiavellian traits around the edges, but their passion and intensity often allow for glimpses of the humanity that still resides in their hearts. Celia -- beautiful, calculated, a natural illusionist. Marco -- handsome, ambitious, a hardworking scholar. Two sides of the same coin, trapped in a dance of romance and death.

“I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do.”
What was immensely enjoyable was their clever moves on an endless board. Precisely because of this, because of them, the circus felt a different and solitary entity altogether. It was not simply a stage; it was a world. And they built it up and up in a wondrous manner, whimsical and enchanting and I could not help than simply feel bewitched by the attention to detail and sheer innovation at some renderings.

“People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.”

But props are also due for the author, of course, especially in the imagery department. Masterful storytelling, to the point that you are deeply immersed into black-and-white striped tents, eating chocolate popcorn and watching Tsukiko's performance. The slow pace goes hand in hand with the world building (if it might be called that) of the circus.

The game, on the other hand, is a different matter. Sometimes the flawless tapestry of illusion unthreads and the dreams make way for reality in a disconcerting, hurtful manner. Quite sad to see, taking into consideration it also affects some characters for whom you are most likely to form an attachment. It just all goes to show how incredibly balanced a life must be, not merely magic, or merely non-magic, or just black and white, but magic and reality and black and white and shades of crimson.

Every single character is distinctly portrayed and most win you over in no time. The eccentric Chandresh, the lovely Burgess sisters, the elegant Tante Padva, the innovative Mr. Barris. Surprisingly, I was quite fond of Alexander as well. Mysterious Tsukiko, not-so-special Bailey, lonely Isobel and kind Herr Thiessen are other great additions. But heartwarming feelings were augmented whenever Poppet and Widget were around; they are something else; they are the circus in a sense and perhaps that's why they are so incredible.

One thing I tremendously appreciated was how central time itself, kronos, felt. From the puppeteers that started it all and have a curious bond with the flow of time (Hector and Alexander), to the alternative time parallels that embellish the narrative and how the game spans years and years, all elements within the circus are in sync. The clock, the birth of the twins, the characters' frozen aging, Isobel's appearance, Bailey, to name just a few. The complexity astounds me, making the novel timeless.

And last, but not least, the ending in is bittersweet perfection. That is all.

“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”


The Night Circus is well worth the praise it has received. With hypnotizing flavors of enigmas and mysteries woven into its very essence, it tells a story about transcendent love, unending time and impossibilities given life through imagination. It is a tale of character and context at the same time, yet constantly highlighting the reversibility of life -- dreams might turn into nightmares, but nightmares might turn into dreams too.


ENJOY! <3 



Descriere:


Regele Lo-Melkhiin a ucis trei sute de fecioare inainte sa ajunga in satul ei, cautandu-si o sotie. Cand ea vede norul de praf din zare, stie ca el a sosit. Stie ca o va vrea pe fata cea mai frumoasa: sora ei. Insa jura ca n-o va lasa sa fie urmatoarea.

Eroina fara nume din romanul lui E. K. Johnston face tot ce-i sta in puteri ca sa fie luata in locul surorii sale.

Ajunsa in palatul lui Lo-Melkhiin, descopera ca e un loc bizar si primejdios, unde statuile au priviri inspaimantatoare si firele se tes singure in vesminte stralucitoare.

Desi e convinsa ca va muri, darul ei de povestitoare o tine in viata.

Cu fiecare poveste, creste si puterea ei magica, dorinta cea mai mare a fetei fiind aceea de a-l salva pe regele preschimbat in monstru.

„Plina de emotie si frumusete, O mie de nopti isi va raspandi vraja asupra cititorilor, fermecandu-i inca multa vreme dupa ce ultima poveste va fi spusa.” - Alexandra Bracken, autoarea seriei de mare succes Minti primejdioase

„Un fantasy in care legenda si simbolurile se impletesc intr-o aventura fascinanta. Stilul lui Johnston e incarcat de lirism, amintind de clasicele povestiri arabe din O mie si una de nopti, care reprezinta punctul de plecare al romanului.” – Booklist

„O lectura impresionanta.” - Publishers Weekly

Scriitoarea canadiana E.K. Johnston a trait pe patru continente si a petrecut veri spectaculoase in desertul iordanian. Ii place sa spuna povesti si chiar aceasta i-a fost ocupatia in ultimii zece ani. Cand nu scrie vreun roman, viseaza la calatorii, la Tolkien sau canta la saxofon ori clarinet.

E.K. Johnston a mai scris The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (roman finalist la Premiul Morris pentru literatura dedicata adolescentilor), Prairie Fire si Exit, Pursued by a Bear.

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About THE BLESSED KNIGHTS (The Angel Knights Book 3)

Eli, Lucia's half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor demons.

The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page of Jacques de Molay's journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs Crossroads Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is much more to fear.

Countless children are being taken from all over the world to be turned into demons.

Michael, one of the Divine Elders, has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem, the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano.

When they astral travel to the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Moley to Roselyn Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.

Out October 28, 2016
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About THE ANGEL KNIGHTS (The Angel Knights Book 1)

Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day. 

All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’ presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith. 

As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it’s too late.


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Teaser of The Angel Knights (Book 1) by Mary Ting:

“Why, look here, Michael. I caught me another dove.” The Fallen grinned triumphantly. “Won’t the master be proud of me that I’ve killed two more?” His tongue glided across his lips at the same time he caressed my face. I grimaced and jerked my head away. “This one is beautiful. I think I’ll have my way with her and then rip out her heart.” He leaned into me, pressing his face to my hair, and touched my cheek with his. I wanted to throw up.
I shivered, mentally blocking out the vision of his words from my mind. Fear would not take me. I had created my situation and it was up to me to get out of it. Knowing I had backup, my courage grew. The Fallen pierced his dark, devious eyes into mine as if he could reach inside my soul. His brows were thick, nose sharp, and his lips so thin they were hardly there. His ghostly pale skin revealed a long scar running from his temple to his chin on his left cheek.
“Please, let her go. You have me,” I stammered.
“Oh, this one is so brave. What a great combination. Maybe I’ll brainwash her and train her to be on our side.” He hissed at me, showing me all of his abnormally sharp teeth. They appeared as if he’d purposely sharpened them.
My team had gotten closer, but where were Uncle Davin and Zach? Knowing we were outnumbered three to one didn’t give me much hope, but I had to remind myself we were stronger than we thought. Father and Uncle Davin were with us, the greatest demon hunters of their time.
“I’m giving you one last warning,” Father stated with authority.
The Fallen laughed again, mocking Father. “You’re giving me a warning? Let me tell you my name so everyone will remember it when they die. I’m called Mortem…meaning death.” Trailing the dagger down Victoria’s neck, he nicked it. Crimson liquid seeped from the wound, creating a red line down the front of her. “Beautiful. I love this color. I can’t wait to see more of it…on her.” Then, with a wicked grin, he plunged the sword into Victoria’s heart.





About THE CHOSEN KNIGHTS (The Angel Knights Book 2)

A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD'tale Magazine

When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.

There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.


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Author Bio:
International Bestselling, Award-Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great.
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Câteodată visele vor să-ţi arate ceva, mic şi neînsemnant sau un lucru mare şi important, o mică adunare în familie sau poate chiar o moarte crudă.
Acestea sunt visele ucigaşe.
Mary este o adolescentă obişnuită, cu puţini prieteni şi o familie normală.
Sau, cel puţin, aşa credea ea.
Într-o noapte însă, un coşmar pune stăpânire pe întreaga ei fiinţă. Lumea cunoscută de ea se întoarce pe dos. Descoperă puteri paranormale, moştenite în urma unui vechi blestem. Şi nu e singura.
Mary nici nu se simte confortabilă cu schimbările drastice din viaţa ei, şi deja o nouă ameninţare apare în peisaj. Liniştitul Cleveland o ia razna, iar Mary nu ştie cum să scape de acest coşmar.
Ceea ce este imposibil.
Trăieşte împreună cu Mary cel mai groaznic coşmar, într-o aventură plină de suspans şi fantezie. Printre atâtea drame, chinuri şi groază, iubirea mai există?

My opinion:
Un singur vis este mult mai puternic decât o mie de realități.

Încă de la primele pagini cartea asta imi dadea un sentiment de deja vu. Nu neapărat că simțeam că am mai citit undeva așa ceva, ci mai degraba, parcă era impregnat un sentiment pe care le-am avut cu o altă carte. Sau mai bine zis serie, si anume e vorba de seria Cercul secret. La fel ca si acea serie, această carte se ocupă strict cu latura pură a fanteziei, magiei si visului. Mi-a placut extrem de mult să văd aceste lucruri combinate, deoarece, de ceva vreme nu am mai citit fantasy și mai ales nu am citit ceva care să se ocupe cu subiectul magiei si a prezenței în așa măsură și tot odată atât de importantă a visului.

Ieri e istorie, mâine e un mister, azi e un dar de la Dumnezeu, și de aceea îi spunem prezent.

Mereu am ador o carte bună de „vrăjitorie”, iar cu siguranță aceasta nu s-a lăsat mai prejos. Plină de mister, acțiune, fantezie, romantism (nu în așa măsura în care v așteptați, însă sufiecient), cartea asta le are pe toate. Mary este o tânăr adolescentă care are absolut tot ce își poate dori o fată de vârsta ei: prieteni, o familie iubitoare, școală, o best friend și un bunic care acum ceva vreme s-a cam jucat cu destinele familiei sale aducând un blestem asupra sa si a urmașilor săi. Iar cum asta nu ar fi de ajuns, răul primordial parcă vine din nou în lumea lui Mary dândui peste cap orice urmă de speranță a trăi o viață cât de cât normală. Bine, asta și fantoma sa care îi urmărește fiecare mișcare și îi poate auzi orice gând. Intrigați, nu?!
Eu zic că merită să citiți această carte, o recomand cu tot sufletul fiind o carte scrisă de un autor român, la început de drum, care oferă o perspectiva asupra genului fantasy întâlnită doar la autorii precum L. J. Smith. Evenimentele decurc cu ușurință, iar cele 500 de pagini le veti devora într-o clipită.
Prezentul este un cămin construit cu pietre din trecut.

Cartea are 500 de pagini, copertă paperback și o puteti comanda de pe site-ul Editurii Celestium sau printr-un mesaj pe pagina de facebook a autorului. :D

Can you ever really trust a vampire?

Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits - talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk ... a lot.
The undead are another matter.
Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.
The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire - and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay .....
Traducere:Shauki Al-Gareeb
Format:13,7 x 20,3 cm
Tip:broșat cu clape
Nr pagini: 400
 
Se spune că liceul e cea mai frumoasă perioadă din viața unui tânăr.

Peter, unul dintre cei mai buni jucători de baschet din liceul lui, își face griji că această afirmație s-ar putea să fie adevărată. Între timp, Eliza numără orele până ce va putea scăpa de Seattle, orașul natal – și de reputația ei. Anita, o fată cu o viață aparent perfectă, se întreabă din ce în ce mai des dacă merită să-și abandoneze adevăratele vise pentru a intra la o universitate de prestigiu. Iar Andy nu înțelege de ce oamenii se agită în ceea ce privește facultatea și cariera – viitorul mai poate să aștepte.

Sau nu? Căci se pare că viitorul ,,se apropie” cu repeziciune din spațiu – un asteroid se îndreaptă direct către Pământ – și există posibilitatea de a șterge orice urmă de viață de pe fața planetei. În vreme ce acești patru viitori absolvenți – împreună cu restul omenirii – așteaptă să vadă ce daune va produce asteroidul, sunt totodată nevoiți să-și abandoneze gândurile legate de viitor și să se decidă cum își vor petrece ceea ce mai rămâne din prezent.

Înainte de asteroid, le-am permis oamenilor să ne eticheteze: sportivul, proscrisa, ratatul și tocilara.

Dar apoi am privit cu toții spre cer și totul s-a schimbat.

Oamenii de știință spun că va sosi în două luni. Ne-au oferit două luni pentru a renunța la stereotipuri. Două luni pentru a ne transforma în ceva ce va dăinui chiar și după sfârșitul lumii.

Două luni pentru a trăi cu adevărat.

„Şi am privit cu toții spre cer e un debut triumfător – Apocalipsa lui Stephen King pentru această generație. Este deopotrivă tulburător, optimist, înspăimântător și înduioșător, scris cu enorm de multă compasiune pentru felul în care prezentul ne scapă printre degete. Un roman glorios, minunat și de neuitat” – Andrew Smith, autorului bestsellerului Grasshopper Jungle

„Wallach a creat o distribuție realistă de adolescenți care se luptă cu probleme de identitate, familie și loialitate. Fanii poveștilor apocaliptice nu vor fi dezamăgiți.” – School Library Journal


Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; it’s not normal or fair.
But trauma, has a way of throwing normality out the window.

Dani lives anything but a normal life.
Her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Her best friends are rockstar duo AD2.
And she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime.
But that doesn't change the fact their parents are dead.
Or that it's her fault.


It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually communicate on the outside.
That is until Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for the summer.
He's gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable.
But that doesn't stop her from wondering...if things were different...would he want her?
If she was whole, would he be the other half? 




An apariție: Mai 2016
Autor: Mihaela Strenc
Categoria: Fantasy fanatic
Editura: Quantum Publishers
Format: 130 x 200 mm
Nr. pagini: 232

De milenii, Veghetorii îi apără pe oameni de strigoi și de creaturile lumii de dincolo. Ana ignoră regulile ce le obligă pe Veghetoare să-și aleagă tineri la fel ca ele și intră într-o relație cu un bărbat fermecător, dar cu un trecut întunecat. Iubitul ei ascunde însă un secret care o va pune față în față cu cele mai negre coșmaruri ale ei. Acesta este în realitate fiul conducătorului, un Veghetor care a fost izgonit din familie după ce s-a aflat că s-a dedat unor practici interzise. Dar asta nu e cea mai mare problemă a Anei…


As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch’s Royal family—Xandra Morgan should be a witch of incredible power. But things don’t always turn out like you expect… 

While she hasn’t lived up to her family’s expectations, Xandra has come to terms with her latent magic and made a life for herself in Austin, Texas, running a coffee shop where she makes potions of a non-magical nature. While things aren’t perfect, Xandra is happy—until she runs into powerful warlock Declan Chumomisto.

Xandra hasn’t seen Declan in years, and though she’s still overwhelmed by his power, she doesn’t trust him. And when her own powers awaken one night and lead her to the body of a woman in the woods bearing the symbol of Isis—the same one that has marked Xandra since the day she met Declan—she’s filled with a terrible suspicion, soon confirmed: the woman is connected to him. 

Xandra doesn’t want to believe that Declan is capable of murder, but as the body count mounts, and Xandra’s own powers spiral out of control, she’s not sure she can trust her own instincts…

Donbas de JACQUES SANDULESCU


Data aparitiei
14.07.2016
Titlu original Donbas
Colectia Cuaternar
Autor Jacques Sandulescu
Traducator Michael Petrescu, Mihaela Albu
Format Paperback
Dimensiuni 130 x 200 mm
Nr. pagini 304
Editura Nemira

Povestea adevarata a unui evadat roman din lagarul sovietic.

Nascut in Romania, adolescentul care avea sa devina Big Jacques, adica boxer profesionist, actor si proprietar al unui bar de jazz din New York, e luat de pe strada intr-o buna zi si dus in lagarul sovietic de la Donbas. Dupa doi ani si jumatate de chin, reuseste o evadare spectaculoasa.

Destinul lui incredibil ni se dezvaluie in Donbas, scriere autobiografica tradusa in premiera in Romania, tara natala a lui Jacques Sandulescu. Romanul i-a uimit pe americani, trimitandu-i cu gandul la Indiana Jones sau James Bond. Numai ca, inainte de a fi o aventura cinematografica, povestea lui Big Jacques e o poveste adevarata.

„Cartea e scrisa cu simplitate si franchete si e extraordinar de emotionanta. Este o poveste profund personala, de moda veche, petrecuta in cea mai neagra epoca, si afirmarea directa a unui crez profund.“
The New York Times Book Review