piatok 12. októbra 2018

Epická cesta vesmírom | The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Autor: Becky Chambers
Názov: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (čes. Dlouhá cesta na malou, rozzlobenou planetu)
Séria: Wayfarers (čes. Poutník)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2017 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.17
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past.
An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan.


“We cannot blame ourselves for the wars our parents start.”

pondelok 8. októbra 2018

Krvavý kúpeľ pokračuje | Godsgrave

Autor: Jay Kristoff
Názov: Godsgrave
Séria: The Nevernight Chronicle
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.59
Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

“Our scars are just gifts from our enemies. Reminding us they weren’t good enough to kill us.”

štvrtok 4. októbra 2018

Siren


Herecké obsadenie: Alex Roe (Ben Pownall); Eline Powell (Ryn); Fola Evans-Akingbola (Maddie Bishop); Rena Owen (Helen Hawkins); Ian Verdun (Xander McClure); Sibongile Mlambo (Donna) a i.
Scenáristi: Eric Wald, Dean White, Liz Maccie a i.
Hudba: Michael A. Levine
Hodnotenie ČSFD: 62%
Hodnotenie IMDb: 7,2 z 10

nedeľa 30. septembra 2018

Intrigy a mocenské hry | The Caged Queen

Autor: Kristen Ciccarelli
Názov: The Caged Queen
Séria: Iskari (čes. Iskari)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: prvý diel v češtine vyšlo v Omege
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.24
Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. Roa and Essie called it the hum. It was a magic they cherished—until the day a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her soul in this world.
Dax—the heir to Firgaard’s throne—was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever. But eight years later he returned, begging for her help. He was determined to dethrone his cruel father, under whose oppressive reign Roa’s people had suffered. Roa made him a deal: she’d give him the army he needed if he made her queen. Only as queen could she save her people from Firgaard’s rule.
Then a chance arises to right every wrong—an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Relinquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa discovers she can reclaim her sister for good. All she has to do is kill the king.

“What are souls, but stars waiting to be born?”

piatok 28. septembra 2018

Knižná mágia #1: Nekromantia



Keďže rada čítam fantasy, veľmi často sa mi stáva, že narazím ne nejaký druh mágie. Niektoré sú zaujímavejšie, iné sú zase originálnejšie. Všetky však vychádzajú z nejakého základu a pri jednom náhodnom prieskume som zistila, že existuje hneď niekoľko základných typov mágie a tie sú v knihách len rôzne variované. Tak som sa rozhodla na tieto druhy mágie pozrieť bližšie – a takisto nájsť kníh, v ktorých sa táto mágia používa...

pondelok 24. septembra 2018

Dokonalí v nedokonalosti | Chybná

Autor: Cecelia Ahern
Názov: Chybná (angl. Flawed)
Séria: Chybná (angl. Flawed)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR); Omega, 2016 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.08
Život Celestine Northovej nemal chybu. Bolo také ľahké byť dokonalou dcérou a sestrou, obľúbenou medzi spolužiakmi aj učiteľmi, priateľkou najžiadanejšieho chalana na škole. Stačilo však jedno rozhodnutie, ktorým porušila pravidlá, a odrazu jej hrozí strata slobody - ak ju dokonalá spoločnosť uzná Chybnou a vypáli jej na telo znamenie.
Cecelia Ahern vo svojom strhujúcom young adult debute prináša príbeh zo sveta, kde bezchybnosť je normou a jeden chybný krok vedie k zavrhnutiu a trestu. Príbeh, kde sa možno nie tak bezchybné sedemnásťročné dievča stane proti svojej vôli vyvrheľkou, no aj hrdinkou.

„Čím viac chýb urobíš, tým viac sa naučíš.“

sobota 22. septembra 2018

Manželská kríza | All Your Perfects

Autor: Colleen Hoover
Názov: All Your Perfects
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.36
THEN: The Last thin Quinn expected was to meet the love of her life just outside her fiancé’s front door. A year after leaving behind their cheating partners, Quinn and Graham are in a perfect relationship that seems designed by fate.
NOW: Seven years later, their perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and dreams that they have built up over the years are tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage past the point of no return.

“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”

streda 19. septembra 2018

nedeľa 16. septembra 2018

Odhaľovanie rodinnej histórie | Milionkrát June

Autor: Emily Henry
Názov: Milionkrát June (angl. A Million Junes)
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: CooBoo, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.03
Celý život jí rodiče vtloukali do hlavy jediné pravidlo: drž se dál od rodiny Angertových. Ale když se June náhodou doslova srazí se Saulem Angertem, zajiskří to a její svět se propadne do chaosu.
Kdo přesně je tenhle sarkastický a očividně nevinný týpek, který se po pěti letech zničehonic vrátil do jejich rodného města? A proč June, v hloubi duše věrná tradicím své rodiny, nikdy nepřemýšlela o tom, jak moc její otec Angertovy nenáviděl?
Obě rodiny mají bohatou historii, ale o tom, co přesně způsobilo staleté spory, všichni svorně mlčí. Společne se Saulem rozkrývají tajemná kouzla a hrůznou kletbu, v jejíž moci oba rody žijí už celé generace.

„Ublížit někomu neznamená nemít ho rád a být na někoho naštvaný neznamená přestat ho milovat.“

streda 12. septembra 2018

Výhra prírody nad ľudstvom | Tvář vody

Autori: Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus
Názov: Tvář vody (angl. The Shape of Water)
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.00
Příběh jako z jiného světa zasazený do Ameriky šedesátých let a odehrávající se na pozadí studené války.
Elisa žije osamělý život v malé špeluňce nad kinem Arcade v Baltimoru. Pracuje jako uklízečka v přísně střeženém výzkumném středisku a jedinou radostí pro ni je, když si před noční směnou vybírá, jaké střevíčky na podpatcích si obuje. Ale poté, co s kolegyní Zeldou odhalí utajovaný vládní experiment, se její dosavadní život navždy změní.
Tvář vody je neobvyklý a křehký příběh o lásce, svobodě, sebeúctě a rovnováze v přírodě, který zpracovali dva umělci ve dvou různých médiích.

„Neděláme snad všichni zrůdné věci, abychom zabránili té největší zrůdnosti?“

pondelok 10. septembra 2018

Koniec dlhoročného pátrania | Havraní kráľ

Autor: Maggie Stiefvater
Názov: Havraní kráľ (angl. The Raven King)
Séria: Havraní cyklus (angl. The Raven Cycle)
Diel: štvrtý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.31
Sú to už roky, čo Gansey márne hľadá strateného waleského kráľa. Postupne sa k nemu pridali ďalší: Ronan, ktorý dokáže privádzať veci zo snov. Adam, ktorý za svätil život mágii. Noah žijúci len napoly. A Blue, čo verí, že jej láska Ganseyho usmrtí.
Sú však aj horšie osudy ako smrť.
Zázračný len postupne zahaľuje tieň démona a sny splývajú v jedno s nočnými morami.
Ničomu mŕtvemu nemožno veriť.
Nič živé nie je v bezpečí.

„Bol kráľ. A toto bol rok, keď mal zomrieť.“

sobota 8. septembra 2018

V tieni mocnej inštitúcie | Z ohně a papíru

Autor: Rachel Caine
Názov: Z ohně a papíru (angl. Paper and Fire)
Séria: Velká knihovna (angl. The Great Library)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.99
Jess Brightwell přežil první setkání s tajemstvím opředeným světem Velké knihovny. Zjistil, že její velkolepá sláva je jen iluze, která maskuje temnotu a zlo. Jeho život se nenávratně změnil. Musí v Knihovně sloužit jako voják, přišel o nejlepšího kamaráda, a dívka, kterou miluje, má navždy zůstat zavřená v Železné věži.
Jess a jeho spojenci se však nehodlají vzdát. Vydávají se na záchrannou misi se smrtícími živými sochami v patách. Na Jesse čeká těžká volba: zůstane na straně kamarádů a rodiny, nebo bude loajální ke Knihovně, která pro udržení moci obětuje cokoli a kohokoli?

„Nakonec jsme všichni jen papír na polici.“

utorok 4. septembra 2018

Časť ovplyvňuje celok | Vietor vo dverách

Autor: Madeleine L‘Engle
Názov: Vietor vo dverách (angl. A Wind in the Door)
Séria: Struny času (angl. Time Quintet)
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR aj ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.05
Meg Murryová má starosti. Jej mladšieho brata Charlesa, šesťročného génia, šikanujú v škole starší žiaci a navyše ho trápi záhadná choroba. Aby mu Meg dokázala pomôcť, bude musieť zistiť, či sa naozaj do ich záhrady nasťahovali draky, ako tvrdí Charles.
Meg s kamošom Calvinom sa vydávajú v spoločnosti prapodivných tvorov na ďalšiu dobrodružnú výpravu, aby našli liek pre Charlesa a zachránili svet pred nevypovedateľným zlom.

„Prečo ľudia nikdy neveria tým, ktorí sú odlišní?“

piatok 31. augusta 2018

Objavenie sveta jašterov | Dračí město

Autor: Petra Machová
Názov: Dračí město
Séria: Dračí město
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.83
Lidé bádají hluboko ve vesmíru, a přitom netuší, kdo s nimi sdílí planetu Zemi. Ještěři, potomci Věčného ohně, vědí, jak splynout s davem. Jejich společnost však skomírá na prahu nového tisíciletí. Mezi jednotlivými rasami doutnají staré sváry – jedni se přizpůsobili lidem za cenu vlastní individuality, druzí se skryli hluboko pod zemí, neteční k problémům povrchu. Sevřeni z jedné strany lidmi a z druhé agresivními bestiemi, mají ještěři opravdu namále. Stačila by jediná jiskra a celý jejich známý svět se zhroutí… pak se nelze divit, že někteří vezmou věci do vlastních rukou.
Napínavý příběh vypráví lidská dívka Jana, proti vlastní vůli proměněná v ještěra. Vyděšená novými schopnostmi narazí v lese na chrám Temného draka. Neví, jaké nebezpečí jí hrozí. Jedno je ale jisté: její rozhodnutí ovlivní celou ještěří civilizaci, ačkoliv by to nikdo nečekal.

„Každý není stavěný na pravdu, proto se raději obelháváme, a přitom pomalu umíráme uvnitř.“

streda 29. augusta 2018

Ubytovanie pre knihy IV




Rok je opäť za nami a ja som opäť nafotila svoju knižnicu. Vlastne svojich niekoľko knižníc, nakoľko mám knihy na rôznych miestach. Ale keď už nič iné, tak aspoň stále v jednej miestnosti a bez toho, aby som musela robiť expanziu do bratových poličiek. Čo určite ocení, nakoľko ani on už nemá príliš veľa miesta voľného. To sa stáva, keď máte všade knihy...

nedeľa 26. augusta 2018

Sherlock v sukni | Dcera Sherlocka Holmese

Autor: Leonard Goldberg
Názov: Dcera Sherlocka Holmese (angl. The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes)
Séria: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: CPress, 2018 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.57
Joanna Blalocková je díky bystrému úsudku a širokému rozhledu velmi schopnou zdravotní sestrou, což je jen jedno z mála povolání, které v té době může žena vykonávat. Ale poté, co se spolu s desetiletým synem stane svědkem smrtelného pádu z okna zdánlivého sebevraha, navštíví ji starý dobrý doktor John Watson se svým šarmantním a pohledným synem, doktorem Johnem Watsonem mladším, a protože jsou oba uchváceni jejími forenzními schopnostmi, nabídnou jí účast v jejich vyšetřovacím týmu.
Joanna a oba Watsoni začnou rozmotávat klubko sherlockovské záhady, jehož vlákno vede od ukrytého pokladu až do druhé anglo-afghánské války v letech 1878–1880. Musí si přitom připravit důmyslný plán, jak dopadnout vraha přímo při činu. Není to ale lehké, protože jim hází klacky pod nohy nejen zločinci, ale i Scotland Yard a britští aristokraté. A i kriminalistika v té době byla úplně jiná, než jak ji známe dnes…

„Každý z nás je zajatcem vlastní minulosti.“

piatok 24. augusta 2018

Kráľovné ako obete intríg | Tri temné koruny

Autor: Kendare Blake
Názov: Tri temné koruny (angl. Three Dark Crowns)
Séria: Temné koruny (angl. Three Dark Crowns)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: CooBoo, 2018 (SR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.87
Na ostrove Fennbirn sa každú generáciu narodia tri výnimočné deti – trojčatá. Tri kráľovné, tri právoplatné dedičky temného trónu. Každej koluje v žilách iná mágia.
Mirabella je nebojácna elementalistka, ktorá lusknutím prstov vykreše nenásytné plamene či privolá hromy a blesky. Katharine je travička, ktorá namieša akýkoľvek jed. A naturalistka Arsinoe ovláda faunu a flóru – traduje sa, že pod jej rukami rozkvitne tá najčervenšia ruža a skrotne aj najzúrivejší lev. Ktorá zasadne na temný trón?
V deň svojich šestnástych narodenín sa musia sestry podujať na sériu nebezpečných skúšok na život a na smrť. Korunu získa tá, ktorá ostane nažive. V hre je totiž viac než len starodávny trón.

„Každý dar má svoju svetlú i temnú stránku. A my všetci v sebe nosíme obe.“

streda 22. augusta 2018

Je umelá inteligencia dokonalá? | Lifel1k3

Autor: Jay Kristoff
Názov: Lifel1k3
Séria: Lifelike
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.18
It's just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built...
When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the dark secrets of her past.

“Your past doesn't make calls on your future. It doesn't matter who you were. Only who you are.” 

nedeľa 19. augusta 2018

Ani hrdina, ani zloduch | Catwoman: Soulstealer

Autor: Sarah J. Maas
Názov: Catwoman: Soulstealer
Séria: DC Icons
Diel: tretí
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: vydáva CooBoo
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.16
When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has...
Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing's undoing.

“Being normal is a trap. Don’t let it cage you.”

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 (čes. Trnitá řeč)
Séria: GrishaVerse
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2018 (ČR)
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.”