Alegerea de Kiera Cass recenzie

Alegerea vol.1 din trilogia Alegerea

Titlu original: The Selection

Autor: Kiera Cass

Traducerea: Shauki Al-Gareeb

Editura: Leda

Nr. de pagini: 368

Format: brosata

Gen: Distopie Y.A.

Sinopsis:

Pentru treizeci şi cinci de fete, Alegerea este o şansă unică în viaţă. Le oferă posibilitatea de a fi transportate, ca nişte cenuşărese, într-o lume a luxului şi strălucirii, a rochiilor elegante şi bijuteriilor sclipitoare. De a locui într-un palat şi de a lupta să cucerească inima unui prinţ. Pentru America Singer, să fie Aleasă e însă un adevărat coşmar, căci asta înseamnă să îşi părăsească familia şi pe omul iubit, pe Aspen, cel care face parte dintr-o castă inferioară. Numai că, uneori, realitatea depăşeşte aşteptările şi, atunci când eroina noastră descoperă că Aspen o înşală şi că prinţul Maxon nu e, nici pe departe, snobul îngâmfat care i se păruse, totul se schimbă şi romantismul începe să plutească în aer.

Impresii:

Am inceput sa citesc cartea cu o oarecare retinere pentru ca nu sunt o mare amatoare de romane distopice – prea multe in ultima perioada si prea asemanatoare intre ele. Asa ca incerc sa le evit pe cat posibil.

In mod total neasteptat „Alegerea” mi-a stranit interesul  de la primele pagini si a reusit  sa mi-l mentina pe tot parcursul lecturii.

Cartea nu este  originala si  abunda de clisee caracteristice romanului distopic, cu toate acestea a fost o lectura placuta si nu am fost deranjata de aspectele acestea, mai ca nu le-am remarcat.

Mi-au placut pesonajele, America este cat se poate de naturala si de simpatica, este imposibil sa nu te atasezi de ea. Maxon si Aspen sunt complet diferiti, dar fiecare are farmecul sau asa ca este extrem de dificil sa alegi intre ei. Atmosfera, intalnirile, tinutele, totul te fac sa vrei sa fi alaturi de personaje, sa fi acolo si sa tragi cu ochiul sa descoperi cine va fi aleasa.

Din punctul meu de vedere este mai mult un roman romantic decat unul distopic, o poveste ce te duce cu gandul la basmele cu printi, printese si baluri.

Categoric nu recomand cartea celor ce vor sa citeasca un roman cu multa actiune, pentru ca nu vor gasi prea multa in acest volum, nici celor ce vor o poveste originala.  Cartea este mai mult o poveste pentru fete, pentru firile romantice, o lectura tocmai buna pentru luna februarie.

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Anunțuri

Banchetul nebunilor de Rachel Caine recenzie

Titlu original: Feast of Fools

Traducerea: Adrian Deliu

Nr. de pagini: 380

Editura: Leda

ISBN: 978-973-102-295-6;978-973-102-321-2

An aparitie: 2011

La finalul volumului trei in Morganville isi fac aparitia pe neasteptate parintii lui Clare si un personaj nou – domnul Bishop, nimeni altul decat tatal Ameliei.

Din acest moment viata tuturor locuitorilor din Morganville este in pericol, pentru ca Bishop nu vrea sa traiasca dupa regulile orasului, ci sa domine intreaga comunitate dupa bunul lui plac.

Tensiunea incepe sa creasca in randul tuturor, fie ei oameni sau vampiri, iar un joc al fortelor si isca intre tata si fiica. Asemeni unor piese de sah, toti cei ce traiesc in oras sunt in primejdie, iar marea amenintare vine sub forma banchetului dat in onoarea maleficului oaspete.

Acesa este al patrulea volum din serie si sincer am fost un pic dezamagita.

Exceptand faptul ca poti simti cum creste tensiunea intre personaje in asteptarea terifiantului banchet, lucru frumos redat de autoare, in rest nu se intampla nimic.

Tot volumul asteptam acest eveniment si mi-a creat impresia ca se bate pasul pe loc. In mod normal as spune ca este firesc acest aspect in cazul seriilor cu un numar mare de volume, insa am intalnit si exceptii.

Vreau sa cred ca pe parcurs lucrurile vor revenii la normal, asa cum ne-a invatat autoarea cu primele trei volume.

In pregatire la editura Rao

 

 

Predestinati

de Josephine Angelini

Sinopsis:

  Helen Hamilton a încercat mereu să ascundă cât este de diferită, un
lucru nu prea uşor pe o insulă atât de mică precum Nantucket şi care
devine tot mai greu pe măsură ce este chinuită din ce în ce mai mult de
halucinaţii şi coşmaruri.
Dar adevărata moştenire a lui Helen va ieşi la iveală abia când îl
întâlneşte pe Lucas Delos la şcoală. Dar chiar şi atunci când Lucas o
ajută să-şi trezească la viaţă uimitoarele puteri adormite, ei nu pot fi
împreună dacă nu se eliberează de destinul tragic ţesut pentru ei de
cele trei moire.

 

 

 

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Sursa Goodreads

si Filmul…

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Regia: Jessica Sharzer

Cu; Kristen Stewart, Hallee Hirsh

Gen: Drama

Durata: 89 min

Sinopsis:

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Sinopsisurile si fotografiile au fost preluate de pe Goodreads.