sobota 31. marca 2018

S Mrázikom proti celému svetu? | The Girl in the Tower

Autor: Katherine Arden
Názov: The Girl in the Tower
Séria: The Winternight Trilogy
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.45
For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic...
The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.
Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical... 

“Is that all there is for me, then? To be a ghost – someone real and not real?”

štvrtok 29. marca 2018

Unpopular Opnions Book Tag


Posledné týždne sa u mňa niesli v pomerne zaneprázdnenom tempe. Síce som čítala a písala recenzie, ale akosi som nemala čas na nejaké nič nerobenie alebo nejakú zábavu. Čo sa mňa týka (a hlavne blogu) tag určite predstavuje zábavu. Tento konkrétny som našla na blogu Bookdragon’sden. Dúfam, že sa vám zapáči tak, ako sa zapáčil mne...

sobota 24. marca 2018

Všetko je v prológu | Furyborn

Autor: Claire Legrand
Názov: Furyborn
Séria: Empirium
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.25
When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable—until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world—and of each other.

“We are all of us dark creatures, but if we linger in those shadows, we’ll be lost.”

nedeľa 18. marca 2018

Bohatstvo merateľné časom | Everless

Autor: Sara Holland
Názov: Everless
Séria: Everless
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.92
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment.
Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him.
Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself. 

“Maybe I am a mystery— a secret— that needs unravelling...” 

sobota 17. marca 2018

Aj žiaľ patrí k životu | The Beauty That Remains

Autor: Ashley Woodfolk
Názov: The Beauty That Remains
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.03
We've lost everything...and found ourselves.
Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death might pull them apart. 
Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect.
But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan is a guy who can't stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger who's struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.
Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.

“Everything is different without you here. Especially me. But I’m starting to think that maybe that’s okay.”

utorok 13. marca 2018

Záhadná kniha rozprávok | The Hazel Wood

Autor: Melissa Albert
Názov: The Hazel Wood
Séria: The Hazel Wood
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.79
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. 

“If you’re not with the book you want, you might as well want the book you’re with.” 

nedeľa 11. marca 2018

Vzoprieť sa tyranii? | Children of Blood and Bone

Autor: Tomi Adeyemi
Názov: Children of Blood and Bone
Séria: Legacy of Orïsha
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: v češtine chystá Host
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.48
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. 
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. 
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

“Gods are nothing without fools to believe in them.” 

utorok 6. marca 2018

Pátranie sa komplikuje | Traja spáči

Autor: Maggie Stiefvater
Názov: Traja spáči (angl. Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue)
Séria: Havraní cyklus (angl. The Raven Cycle)
Diel: tretí
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.32
Snívať je nebezpečné. No ešte nebezpečnejšie je zobudiť sa.
Blue Sargentová konečne našla priateľov, ktorým môže veriť, a partiu, do ktorej zapadne. Stalo sa totiž, čo by jej ani vo sne nenapadlo – Havraní chlapci, takí vzdialení jej bežnému života, ju prijali medzi seba a neuveriteľné veci, čo pri pátraní po tajomnom waleskom kráľovi Glendowerovi zažili, ich ešte viac zblížili.
Problém však je, že keď nájdete to, po čom ste túžili, môže sa stať, že to veľmi rýchlo stratíte. Lebo: Priatelia sa dopúšťajú zrady. Matky miznú. Víziám sa nedá veriť. A hlavne, vo svete, kde nemožné sa stáva skutočným, nie je isté vôbec nič.

„Srdce zbabelca nie je výhra, ale chrabrý muž si zasluhuje svoju žiarivú prilbicu.“

nedeľa 4. marca 2018

Vesmírne dobrodružstvo začína | Struny času

Autor: Madeleine L‘Engle
Názov: Struny času (angl. A Wrinkle in Time)
Séria: Struny času (angl. Time Quintet)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Slovart, 2018 (SR aj ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.04
Madeleine L'Engle stvorila sériou Struny času klasiku tínedžerskej sci-fi literatúry, ktorá ovplyvnila tvorbu spisovateľov posledných päťdesiatich rokov.
Meg Murryová je obyčajná tínedžerka s nízkym sebavedomím a túžbou zapadnúť. Je dcérou svetoznámeho fyzika a je rovnako inteligentná a talentovaná ako jej mladší brat Charles Wallace. Všetko sa pokazí, keď ich otec zmizne za záhadných okolností, čo jej matke zlomí srdce.
Zdrvenú Meg a jej kamaráta Calvina predstaví jej brat trom záhadným nebeským bytostiam, ktoré pricestovali na Zem, aby zachránili pána Murryho. Spoločne sa vydávajú na neuveriteľnú dobrodružnú cestu naprieč časom i priestorom, objavujú svety za hranicami našej fantázie, kde musia čeliť mocnému zlu. Meg sa môže domov vrátiť až po tom, čo porazí temnotu vo vlastnom srdci a objaví silu na boj s temnotou, ktorá postupne zahaľuje celý vesmír.

„To, že my nerozumieme, však neznamená, že vysvetlenie neexistuje.“

sobota 3. marca 2018

Top 10 #14: Rozprávky nielen pre deti


V snahe nájsť vždy nejaký nový a doteraz neopozeraný žáner niekedy trávim hľadaním aj celé hodiny. Tento konkrétny žáner som však našla takmer okamžite sa ešte som sa samej seba pýtala, ako je možné, že o ňom píšem až teraz. Ale tak na návrat do detstva nikdy nie je nesprávny čas...