utorok 14. augusta 2018

Vrahyňa v plesových šatách | Throne of Glass

Autor: Sarah J Maas
Názov: Throne of Glass (slov. Trón zo skla)
Séria: Throne of Glass (slov. Trón zo skla)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2015 (SR); CooBoo, 2015 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.23
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?

“Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

nedeľa 12. augusta 2018

Zo snov do posadnutosti | A Thousand Perfect Notes

Autor: C. G. Drews
Názov: A Thousand Perfect Notes
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.28
Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken.
But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.
When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

“Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams.”

sobota 11. augusta 2018

Keď výsledok nezodpovedá zámeru | Truly Devious

Autor: Maureen Johnson
Názov: Truly Devious
Séria: Truly Devious
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.08
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens.
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

“When you have enough power and money, you can dictate the meanings of words.”

pondelok 6. augusta 2018

Mýty a rozprávky | The Language of Thorns

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Názov: The Language of Thorns
Séria: GrishaVerse
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.47
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.
This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves. 

“Bad fates do not always follow those who deserve them.”

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.” 

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...

utorok 19. júna 2018

Nebezpečné intrigy, ale aj mágia | Smoke in the Sun

Autor: Renée Ahdieh
Názov: Smoke in the Sun
Séria: Flame in the Mist
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.04
After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. 
With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

“Our deepest truths are usually the hardest to conceal.”

štvrtok 14. júna 2018

Čo mohlo byť pred netopierom | Batman: Nightwalker

Autor: Marie Lu
Názov: Batman: Nightwalker
Séria: DC Icons
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: chystá CooBoo (predbežne na koniec novembra)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.74
Before there was Batman, there was Bruce Wayne...
An impulsive act on his eighteen birthday sentences him to community service at the infamous Arkhan Asylum, home to the city’s most dangerous and deadly criminals.
Amongst them is Madeleine Wallace – a brilliant killer and Bruce’s only hope to save Gotham from its new menace: the Nightwalkers.
But can Madeleine be trusted or is this all part of her plan to destroy the city forever?

“That was what drew him to machines. They followed algorithms, not emotion; when Bruce pushed his foot down on the pedal, the car only responded in one way.” 

utorok 12. júna 2018

Nielen závislosť je monštrum | Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Autor: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Názov: Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.19
Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He's also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. He's not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive – well, what's up with that? 

“The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter.”

piatok 8. júna 2018

Blíži sa záhuba Londýnov? | A Gathering of Shadows

Autor: V. E. Schwab
Názov: A Gathering of Shadows (čes. Setkání stínů)
Séria: Shades of Magic (čes. Tvář magie)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Argo, 2017 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.32
It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift--back into Black London.
Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games--an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries--a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

“I know where you sleep, Bard."

She smirked. "Then you know I sleep with knives.”

utorok 5. júna 2018

Knihomoľ editorom alebo čo priniesol siedmy a ôsmy semester

Študentský život ma najskôr veľmi očaril. Inak si neviem vysvetliť, že som napriek svojmu predchádzajúcemu predpokladu a istému odhodlaniu nakoniec predsa len pokračovala v štúdiu aj na druhom stupni. Pričom väčšinu roka som si myslela, že ma posadol diabol, že som sa tak rozhodla. Našťastie sa vyskytlo veľa vtipných momentov, ktoré mi štúdium spríjemňovali. Tu sú niektoré z nich...

piatok 1. júna 2018

Ľudia a ich výnimočné schopnosti | Renegáti

Autor: Marissa Meyer
Názov: Renegáti (angl. Renegades)
Séria: Renegáti (angl. Renedages)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: CooBoo, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.12
Renegáti jsou syndikát lidí s neobyčejnými schopnostmi. Vynořili se z trosek zničené společnosti a zavedli znovu řád tam, kde dosud vládl chaos. Jako obhájci práva a spravedlnosti jsou pro všechny symbolem odvahy a naděje. Výjimkou jsou zločinci, které kdysi svrhli.
Nova má důvod Renegáty nenávidět a touží po pomstě. Jenže na cestě za svým cílem potká Adriana, který je Renegát. Dosáhne Nova nakonec své pomsty?

„Kdo se ničeho nebojí, nemůže být statečný.“

piatok 25. mája 2018

Na hranici nenávisti a lásky | Krutá krása

Autor: Rosamund Hodge
Názov: Krutá krása (angl. Cruel Beauty)
Séria: Krutá krása (angl. Cruel Beauty Universe)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: CooBoo, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.73
Již od narození byla Nyx zaslíbená krutému vládci svého království – a to vše jen proto, že její otec uzavřel s tímto vládcem pošetilou dohodu. A také už od narození trénovala, jak ho zabít.
Nyx nenávidí, jak ji její rodina ovládá a tlačí ji do něčeho, co sama nechce, ale v den svých sedmnáctých narozenin přesto odchází do paláce, aby se provdala za tvora, kterého nikdy neviděla. A má jasný plán, zabít vládce, zmocnit se jeho zámku a ukončit jeho devět set let trvající nadvládu nad celou zemí. Ovšem panovník ji od samého začátku překvapuje a přitahuje a jeho sídlo není tím pochmurným místem, o kterém jí rodiče vyprávěli.
Avšak aby zůstala loajální své rodině, stejně ho musí zabít! Anebo ne? 

„Nedívejte se na stíny příliš dlouho, nebo byste v nich mohli spatřit tvář démona.“

pondelok 21. mája 2018

Emocionálny rozmer softvéru | Thunderhead

Autor: Neal Shusterman
Názov: Thunderhead
Séria: Arc of a Schythe
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: prvý diel v slovenčine Slovart, v češtine YOLi
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.55
The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.
A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.
As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.
Will the Thunderhead intervene?
Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

“How frustrating it is to have so much power, yet be so impotent to wield it when it counts.”

piatok 18. mája 2018

Čas po vojne | A Court of Frost and Starlight

Autor: Sarah J Maas
Názov: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Séria: A Court of Thorns and Roses (slov. Na dvore z tŕňov a ruží)
Diel: novela 3.1
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: v slovenčine Slovart; v češtine CooBoo
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.1
Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. 
As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.” 

štvrtok 17. mája 2018

Padlí anjeli a dračie kráľovstvo | Řád věčných trnů

Autor: Aliette de Bodard
Názov: Řád věčných trnů (angl. The House of Binding Thorns)
Séria: Dominium Padlých andělů (angl. Dominion of the Fallen)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.97
Paříž zničená magickými boji se postupně začíná zotavovat, ale velké Řády ovládané Padlými anděly nadále soupeří o kontrolu nad městem. Na vrcholu moci nyní stojí Řád Trnikeře a spřádá plány, jak se stát ještě mocnějším.
Trnikeřské intriky svedou dohromady milenku prastarého Padlého anděla, dračího prince v přestrojení, ztrhanou alchymistku sužovanou sebezničující závislostí a zatrpklého mladíka z Dálného východu, který má za úkol přivést zpět mezi živé svou zemřelou přítelkyni.
Řády hledají společnou cestu k míru, jenže ten se zdá zkázonosnější než válka. Čtveřice hrdinů v sobě musí nalézt sílu, aby nepadla za oběť magii lačnící všechny a všechno zotročit.

„Smrt je jistě sama o sobě cílem a sama o sobě odměnou.“

streda 16. mája 2018

Je stredná škola peklo? | Ja, Simon

Autor: Becky Albertalli
Názov: Ja, Simon (angl. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda)
Séria: Creekwood
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR); YOLi, 2017 a 2018 (ČR),
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.33
Simon vie o Blueovi toto: je to fakt zábavný, nenormálne múdry, no aj trochu plachý chalan. Simon však vôbec netuší, KTO vlastne Blue je. Chodia pritom do tej istej školy a už mesiace si vymieňajú e-maily, v ktorých si píšu tie najintímnejšie tajomstvá.
Potom sa jeden z mailov dostane do nesprávnych rúk a Simonov svet je zrazu hore nohami. Nielenže sa stane obeťou vydierania, ale hrozí, že nesmelý Blue navždy zmizne zo Simonovho života. O tom, koľko pravidiel bude musieť Simon porušiť, aby si vybojoval právo na lásku, sa dočítate v jednom z najkrajších milostných príbehov za posledné roky.

„No v prvom rade chcem povedať toto: Viem, kto si.“

pondelok 14. mája 2018

Nepriateľ môjho... to sme už videli | Beyond a Darkened Shore

Autor: Jessica Leake
Názov: Beyond a Darkened Shore
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.9
The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world. 
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world. 
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

“Honor is the only code we uphold and I would die for it.” 

štvrtok 10. mája 2018

Top 10 #17: Lákavé zmeny v histórii

Tentoraz som mala na výber hneď z niekoľkých zaujímavých žánrov, ale rozhodla som sa pre tento, lebo experimentov s históriou nikdy nie je dosť. A tento žáner, hoci je čítaný, by mal byť tiež o niečo viac známy. Aspoň podľa mňa. Tak nech sa páči – takto vyzerá alternatívna história...

streda 9. mája 2018

Nepriateľ môjho nepriateľa... | Sky in the Deep

Autor: Adrienne Young
Názov: Sky in the Deep
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.19
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

“We find things, just as we lose things. If you’ve lost your honor, you’ll find it again.”

pondelok 7. mája 2018

SlavCon 2018

Aj tento rok sa konal trojdňový sviatok všetkých správnych fanúšikov fantasy a sci-fi. Hoci zo začiatku bol festival ohrozený nedostatkom organizátorov, nakoniec to vyriešili. Zdá sa, že na Slovensku žije veľa ľudí, ktorí SlavCon milujú a neboja sa priložiť ruku k dielu. (Nie ako ja, čo som sa odhodlávala tak dlho im napísať, že som to nakoniec vlastne ani nestihla.) Ako vyzeral con? To sa vám pokúsim priblížiť v nasledujúcom príspevku...

streda 2. mája 2018

Rodina je najdôležitejšia | Spútaní časom

Autor: Martin Repa
Názov: Spútaní časom
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Forza Music, 2018 (SR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.75
Mysteriózny príbeh, kde hlavnú úlohu zohráva láska ako hnací motor na prekonanie všetkých prekážok, je zároveň odvážnou sondou do neznámych hlbín nášho podvedomia. Autor ponúka jednu z odpovedí na večné otázky ľudstva, či existuje aj iný život ako ten, čo poznáme.
Emotívne silný a precízne vystavaný príbeh zaujme čitateľa od samotného desivého úvodu, až po veľkolepé vyvrcholenie. Spolu s autorom sa vyberieme za hranice reálneho sveta. Kniha Spútaní časom pozýva čitateľa na cestu, o ktorej bude ešte dlho premýšľať.

„Strach žije v minulosti. Ak to pochopíme, nevezme nám budúcnosť.“

nedeľa 29. apríla 2018

Začiatok zrodu božstva | Nesmrtelní z Meluhy

Autor: Amish (Tripathi)
Názov: Nesmrtelní z Meluhy (angl. The Immortals of Meluha)
Séria: Trilogie Šiva (angl. Shiva Trilogy)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Omega, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.02
Rok 1900 př. n. l. Tehdejší obyvatelé nazvali tuto zemi Meluha – dokonalou říši, která existovala mnoho staletí před sjednotitelem Lordem Ramem, jedním z největších panovníků všech dob. Avšak kdysi pyšní súrjavanšští vládci Meluhy jsou ve smrtelném nebezpečí. Hlavní řeka říše Sarasvatí pomalu vysychá a z východu na ně útočí čandravanšové, kteří se navíc spolčili s nágy, zavrhovanou rasou znetvořených lidí s neskutečnými bojovnými dovednostmi.
Jedinou nadějí je prastará legenda: Dosáhne-li zlo obřích rozměrů a zdá se být vše ztraceno, když se zdá, že vaši nepřátelé vyhráli, zjeví se hrdina. Ale může být přistěhovalec z Tibetu hrdinou? A chce vůbec hrdinou být? 

„To, že je někdo jiný, neznamená, že je špatný.“

štvrtok 26. apríla 2018

"Am I not merciful?" | Obsidio

Autor: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Názov: Obsidio
Séria: The Illuminae Files (čes. Akta Illuminae)
Diel: tretí
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: vydáva CooBoo (november 2018)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.67
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? 
Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. 
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken. 

“Live a life worth dying for.” 

sobota 21. apríla 2018

Temná stránka charizmy | After the Fire

Autor: Will Hill
Názov: After the Fire
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.42
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.
Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out.
What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?

“I don’t need to write down the things that happened to me, the things I’ve seen. They’re burn into me, like scars that refuse to fade.”

utorok 17. apríla 2018

Ariel kradne srdcia. Doslova. | To Kill a Kingdom

Autor: Alexandra Christo
Názov: To Kill a Kingdom
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.09
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

“You can’t win a war. Someone else just loses.”