>Leapsa – inca una de la Roxana (pustoaica care scrie)

>Am primit o leapsa de la Roxana asa ca iata si raspunsurile mele:

1.Revista preferata.

Nu citesc reviste.

2.Culoarea preferata

Nu am o culoare preferata, dar daca ar fi sa aleg una care predomina in vestimentatia mea, aceea ar fi maro si celelalte nuante apropiate.

3. Serial preferat.

Am urmarit si urmaresc mai multe seriale, nu am unul preferat, dar voi enumera vreo doua –trei: Lie to me, True Blood, The Good Wife.

4. Emisiune preferata.

Nu ma uit la TV.

5. Carte preferata.

La fel sunt prea multe  asa ca voi enumera cateva: Razboi si Pace de L.Tolstoi, Mandrie si Prejudecata de J.Austen, Jane Eyre de Ch Bronte.

 

6. Cantec preferat.

 

Love is all around  –  Wet Wet Wet

7. Film preferat.

Romeo + Juliet, Mouline Rouge

8. Blog preferat.

The Story Siren

9. Cantaret preferat.

Sting

10. Tara preferata.

Suedia.

 Nu o mai dau la nimeni pentru ca eu cred ca deja au primit-o cu totii.

Anunțuri

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Possess

by Gretchen McNeil

 

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons’ plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)

by Pittacus Lore

 

I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I’m ready to fight.

Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings #2)

by Jackson Pearce

 

SWEETLY is a modernization of Hansel and Gretel and a companion book to SISTERS RED.

Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast to tell. Either way, Gretchen’s twin sister was never seen again.

Years later, after being thrown out of their house, Gretchen and Ansel find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina, a place on the verge of becoming a ghost town. They move in with Sophia Kelly, a young and beautiful chocolatier owner who opens not only her home, but her heart to Gretchen and Ansel.

Yet the witch isn’t gone—it’s here, lurking in the forests of Live Oak, preying on Live Oak girls every year after Sophia Kelly’s infamous chocolate festival. But Gretchen is determined to stop running from witches in the forest, and start fighting back. Alongside Samuel Reynolds, a boy as quick with a gun as he is a sarcastic remark, Gretchen digs deeper into the mystery of not only what the witch is, but how it chooses its victims. Yet the further she investigates, the more she finds herself wondering who the real monster is, and if love can be as deadly as it is beautiful.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1)

by Richelle Mead

 

The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series – set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Nocturne (Claire de Lune #2)

by Christine Johnson

 

Some secrets are too dangerous…

After the tragic events of the summer, Claire is looking forward to a new school year. All she wants to worry about is finding the most gorgeous dress to wear to the Autumn Ball with her perfect boyfriend.

But as Claire knows all too well, the life of a werewolf is never that simple, or that sweet.

When Claire’s human and wolf lives start to collide, her worst nightmares come true. She is hurting her best friend. She has been caught lying. And then the unthinkable happens: Someone discovers Claire’s secret.

If Claire’s werewolf identity is exposed, everyone she knows will be put at risk. And the pack’s response comes at a cost higher than Claire can imagine. Claire will be forced to determine just how far she is willing to.

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel #1)

by Richelle Mead ,Leigh Dragoon, Emma Vieceli (Illustrator)

 

Look out for Bloodlines, Richelle Mead’s new series set in the world of Vampire Academy, coming August 2011!

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger – and even romance. Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli brings the story to life.

Tantalize: Kieren’s Story (Tantalize #1)

by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ming Doyle (Illustrator)

 

Illustrated by hot new talent Ming Doyle, Cynthia Leitich Smith’s TANTALIZE is reimagined as a graphic novel— seen through Kieren’s werewolf eyes.

As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he’ll leave everything behind: home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend . . . who’s beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend. For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires— and his wolf— at bay. But when the chef at Quincie’ s family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed. Even if it means watching Quincie’s beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair. But when the new chef begins wooing her, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect Quincie— and himself? In an elegant graphic edition featuring cinematic sequential art by debut artist Ming Doyle and lush, romantic cover art by Sam Weber , bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith re-envisions her delicious dark fantasy through wolfish eyes.

 

Ambitious (Premiere High #1)

by Monica McKayhan

 

There’s only one thing tougher than getting in to Premiere High: Staying in…

At Premiere School of the Performing Arts, nicknamed Premiere High, talent is a must and competition is fierce. But the payoff is worth it. Some of the biggest stars in music, movies and dance are on the alumni list. New student Marisol Garcia dreams of taking her place among them one day. And being chosen to take part in a local dance contest where a film role is the prize could possibly be her first step into the spotlight.

Almost as big a challenge: getting Drew Bishop to see her as more than a friend. But Drew is preoccupied with his own dilemma of either playing basketball, which could be a free ticket to college, or pursuing the stage where he really comes alive. But every dream comes with a price. And as Marisol becomes consumed with winning, the once straight–A student risks losing everything. Starting with her parents’ approval, her friends and her place at Premiere High…

Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3)

by Mara Purnhagen

 

I can’t move forward with my life, until I know my demons are confined to the past…

Being Charlotte Silver, the daughter of famous paranormal investigators, means my life isn’t like that of other teenage girls. Especially after what happened to my parents. Things changed. I missed prom and deferred my big college plans. But I still have my boyfriend, Noah. He’s everything I could want—if I can figure out what’s up with him. Suddenly Noah is secretive.

I fear it has something to do with what happened to us three months ago. The bruise Noah suffered during a paranormal attack has never completely faded. Now I’ve learned Noah is researching demons. And when he disappears, it’s up to me to find him—before something else does.

Sinopsis-urile si fotografiile au fost preluate de pe Goodreads.

>Strange Angels de Lili St. Crow recenzie

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Titlu original : Strange Angels

Autor: Lili St. Crow

Traducerea: Alexandra Musat

Detalii produs:20×13,5 cm; coperta cartonata;nr. de pag.352

ISBN: 978-973-102-361-8

Editura: Leda

Anul  aparitiei: 2011

Gen: Lit. Pt. adolescenti; urban fantasy

Sursa: carte cumparata

Sinopsis:

Lumea Reala e un loc inspaimantator. Intrebati-o despre asta
pe Dru Anderson, o fata dura care a pus la pamant un numar
destul de mare de tipi rai. E inarmata, periculoasa, si gata sa
lupte mai intai si abia pe urma sa stea la discutii. Asa ca o sa dureze ceva timp pana sa-si dea seama in cine se poate increde.
Dru Anderson a fost dintotdeauna o „ciudata”, calatorind
dintr-un oras in altul impreuna cu tatal ei pentru a vana lucrurile
care misuna si te ataca in noapte. E o viata stranie, dar
placuta — totul insa se schimba intr-un oras prapadit si ingropat
in zapada din Dakota, cand un zombi flamand da buzna in casa
spargand usa de la bucatarie. Singura, ingrozita si simtindu-se
ca prinsa in cursa, Dru va trebui sa-si puna mintea la contributie
si sa se foloseasca de toata pregatirea ei pentru a ramane
in viata. Monstrii s-au hotarat sa plece si ei la vanatoare — si de
data asta, Dru e pe meniul lor. Şansele de supravietuire?
Aproape nule. Daca Dru nu poate rezista pana la ivirea zorilor, atunci jocul e pierdut…

 

Recenzie:

 

Lilith St. Crow este o binecunoscuta autoare americana de urban fantasy pentru publicul adult (Dante Valentine, Jill Kismet, The Society si The Watcher). Aceasta serie Strange Angels, este prima dedicata publicului adolescent si publicata sub pseudonimul Lili St. Crow.

Dru Anderson este o adolescenta ce a dus pana in prezent o viata agitata si nu tocmai normala alaturi de tatal sau. Schimband frecvent casa si scoala, nu a reusit niciodata sa se apropie cu adevarat de cineva de varsta ei, in plus lumea in care traieste cu adevarat Dru este mult diferita de ca a adolescentilor normali. Tatal ei este un vanator de creaturi supranaturale, iar Dru este „secundul” sau. Insa intr-o zi ca oricare alta viata i se schimba dramatic, tatal ei pierde in fata monstrilor, iar Dru trebuie sa se descurce pe cont propriu, insa nimic nu este simplu cand pe urmele tale ai o multime de creaturi supranaturale si atat de putini aliati.

Acum vorbind despre impresia pe care mi-a creat-o mie lectura acestui prim volum, in fine la inceput am avut senzatia unui deja vu; un tata ce vaneaza creaturi supranaturale si strabate America de-a lungul si de-a latul insotit de copilul sau, o sotie ucisa in conditii misterioase a carei moarte a starnit interesul sotului pentru vanatoarea de monstrii, tatal moare si copilul ramane sa se lupte cu malefica creatura – toate astea m-au dus cu gandul la serialul Supranatural, insa asemanarea se opreste aici. Daca nu sunteti fanatici dupa originalitate, cartea o sa vi se para foarte incitanta, insa daca sunteti ceva mai pretentiosi, atunci este o carte plina de actiune care nu te lasa sa te plictisesti, dar cam atat.

Mie mi-a placut destul de mult, desi nu pot spune ca m-a luat prin surprindere cu ceva anume.

Punctaj:

4 / 5

>Inca o runda de surprize marca Leda

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II. APARIŢII

Aveţi trei linkuri de precomandă, pentru Carpe Corpus, volumul 6 din Vampirii din Morganville de Rachel Caine, pentru Patimi de sucub, volumul 4 din seria Georgina Kincaid de Richelle Mead şi pentru Dragostea şi răul, volumul 2 din Cântecele serafimului de Anne Rice. Profitaţi de reducerea de 25% oferită şi transportul gratuit, dacă nu aţi făcut-o până acum.
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Şi nu în ultimul rând, nu uitaţi că pe 30 august apare cu revista Bravo ultimul volum, Răfuiala, din trilogia lui Kelley Armstrong.

III. UN NOU LOOK PENTRU SITE-UL LEDABOOKS

Tot în această perioadă, până pe 5 septembrie, va fi lansat noul site Ledabooks. Va avea două bloguri, cel prezent şi unul nou pentru literary şi commercial fiction adulţi. Veţi afla mai multe când îl veţi accesa.

Sursa

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The Death Catchers

by Jennifer Anne Kogler

 

On her fourteenth Halloween, Lizzy Mortimer sees her first death-specter.

Confused at first, Lizzy soon learns from her grandmother Bizzy that as Death Catchers, they must prevent fate from taking its course when an unjust death is planned-a mission that has been passed down from their ancestor, Morgan le Fay. Only, Lizzy doesn’t expect one of her first cases to land her in the middle of a feud older than time between Morgan le Fay and her sister Vivienne le Mort. Vivienne hopes to hasten the end of the world by preventing Lizzy from saving King Arthur’s last descendant-humanity’s greatest hope for survival. It’s up to Lizzy, as Morgan’s earthly advocate, to outwit fate before it’s too late.

With its unique spin on Arthurian legend, this fresh, smartly written story will stand out in the paranormal genre.

Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)

by Simone Elkeles

 

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.

Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.

Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

Sign Language

by Amy Ackley

 

Twelve-year-old Abby North’s first hint that something is really wrong with her dad is how long it’s taking him to recover from what she thought was routine surgery. Soon, the thing she calls „It” has a real name: cancer. Before, her biggest concerns were her annoying brother, the crush unaware of her existence, and her changing feelings for her best friend, Spence, the boy across the street. Now, her mother cries in the shower, her father is exhausted, and nothing is normal anymore. Amy Ackley’s impressive debut is wrenching, heartbreaking, and utterly true.

Bargains and Betrayals (13 to Life #3)

by Shannon Delany

 

Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she struggles to maintain her sanity and discover answers about the group that seems less and less like any legitimate government agency, Pietr fights to keep their relationship alive. But very aware that his mother’s time is running out, Pietr makes a deal he doesn’t dare tell Jessie about. Because the deal Pietr’s made could mean the death of far more than his tenuous relationship with the girl he loves.

Sinopsisurile si imaginile au fost preluate de pe Goodreads.

>Titlu original : The Power – The Secret Circle 3 recenzie

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Autor: L.J.Smith

Traducerea: Adrian Deliu

Detalii produs:20×13,5 cm; coperta cartonata;nr. de pag.285

ISBN: 978-973-128-358-6

Editura: CorinTeens

Anul  aparitiei: 2011

Gen: Lit. Pt. adolescenti; urban fantasy

Sursa: carte cumparata

Sinopsis:

CASSIE ÎSI DESCOPERA PUTEREA SI TREBUIE SA-SI DOVEDEASCA LOIALITATEA…

Dupa întâmplarile captivante prin care trece în primele doua carti, Cassie ajunge sa fie membra deplina a celui mai interesant club posibil. Ea întelege ca puterea are un pret – si este unul mai mare decât si-ar fi imaginat.

Aflata la mijloc, între dorintele diferite ale celor doua conducatoare ale Cercului Secret, Cassie trebuie sa-si continue lupta. De asemenea, ea are de ales între a-si folosi puterile supranaturale ca sa le salveze viata celor din jurul ei si a-si concentra energia ca sa-l pastreze pentru ea pe Adam, lucru care ar duce la dezmembrarea Cercului Secret.

Va fi suficient de curajoasa ca sa abata pericolele ce planeaza asupra sabatului? Sau va cadea si ea prada întunericului?

Recenzie:

Aceasta carte, ultima din trilogia Cercul Secret face lumina asupra intregii situatii; nu am de gand sa va spun ce anume se intampla, pentru ca nu ar mai avea farmec lectura, insa tin sa va spun ca tote lucrurile se termina cu bine. Asemeni unui basm si aceasta trilogie face  ca cei buni si frumosi sa invinga, iar cei rai sa piara…Evident  era de astptat, pana la urma este o serie pentu cititotii tineri nu avea cum sa aiba o altfel de finalitate. Acest ultim volum este scris intr-un ritm ceva mai alert, actiunea se desfasoara cu mai multa intensitate si cititorul se poate bucura de o desfasurate rapida a  evenimentelor.

Per ansamblu seria este placuta si usor de citit, nu pune in dificultate cititorul. Sincer o recomand spre lectura persoanelor sub 18 ani si evident fanilor  scrierilor lui L.J. Smith.

Din cate am inteles, exista posibilitatea ca autoarea sa continue aceasta serie. Sa speram ca nu se va intampla la fel ca in cazul continuarii  Jurnalelor vampirilor ( contiuarea fiind mult sub nivelul calitativ al primei parti). Dar aceste aspecte sunt pure speculatii momentan.

Asa ca in momentul de fata va invit sa cititi aceasta serie si de ce nu din toamna sa urmariti si serialul ce are la baza trilogia mai sus mentionata – The Secret Circle.

Punctaj:

4 / 5

 

Despre autor:

LISA JANE SMITH este o scriitoare americana care traieste intr-un orasel din nordul Californiei. Este autoarea a peste douazeci si cinci de carti, printre care trei trilogii (The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions), trei serii (The Vampire Diaries, Night World si The Night of the Solstice) si numeroase povestiri.

Romanele ei combina mai multe genuri, horror, science-fiction, fantasy si romance, si sunt populate de personaje de o frumusete neobisnuita — fie ca sunt oameni sau fiinte supranaturale —, majoritatea foarte tinere (sau care par foarte tinere). Conflictul este de obicei intre bine si rau, intre lumina si intuneric, gravitand in jurul unui personaj central ambiguu, care, incercand sa seduca eroina principala pentru a o atrage in lumea lui intunecata, sfarseste prin a renaste el insusi in lumina.

Seria Jurnalele Vampirilor a fost adaptata de curand pentru tele viziune, serialul produs de CW avand premiera la 10 septembrie 2009.