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.” 

sobota 30. júna 2018

Japonský mytologický steampunk | Stormdancer

Autor: Jay Kristoff
Názov: Stormdancer
Séria: The Lotus War
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.8
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. When hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a legendary griffin, they fear their lives are over. Any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death. 
Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, the girl Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire. 

“To be a servant can be a noble thing, but only as noble as the master served.”

pondelok 25. júna 2018

S korunou a bez meča | Quests for Glory

Autor: Soman Chainani
Názov: Quests for Glory (čes. Vzhůru za slávou)
Séria: The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years (čes./slov. Škola dobra a zla)
Diel: prvý/štvrtý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: pripravuje CooBoo (SR aj ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.28
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.
For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone.
When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...

“Is it really a Lie if someone is unwilling to see the Truth?” 

sobota 23. júna 2018

Top 10 #18: Keď sa sci-fi spojí s fantasy

Naozaj veľmi dlho mi trvalo, kým som sa konečne prinútila napísať tento článok. Pritom materiál na jeho napísanie som mala pripravený už minimálne dva posledné týždne. Takže sa opäť prejavuje moja lenivosť. Dúfam ale, že napriek všetkému si tento článok radi prečítate...