marți, 31 mai 2011

Descendants de Jenna Black


Dark Descendant (Descendants #1)
From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she’s an immortal huntress.

Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . .

Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy.

But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .

Gone de Michael Grant


Gone (Gone #1)
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...
Hunger (Gone #2)
It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ.

Three months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers. Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
Lies (Gone #3)
It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

It happens in one night. A girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness—or so they thought.

As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?
Plague (Gone #4)
It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

They've survived hunger. They've survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don't just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they'll escape - or even survive - life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

Plague, Michale Grant's fourth book in the bestselling Gone series, will satisfy dystopian fans of all ages.

The Gathering de Kelley Armstrong


The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)
Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn't know much about her background - the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip - but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

In The Gathering, New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.

Cover Art by Carrie Schechter.

Through Her Eyes de Jennifer Archer


Every ghost has a story to tell.

The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But it's the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar—a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal—that have the most chilling impact on her.

Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality—before she loses touch with her own life forever.

The Witches of Santa Anna (The Witches of Santa Anna #1-7) de Lauren Barnholdt


The complete set of the Witches of Santa Anna series of novellas...Includes CLAIMED, TRICKED, RUMORED, HUSHED, PURSUED, ENTICED, and RUINED.

Natalia Moore is the new girl at Santa Anna Prep, and all she wants to do is fly under the radar -- get to her classes, meet a few friends, and try not to make a total fool of herself in the meantime. But when handsome and popular Campbell Elliot goes out of his way to be nice to the new girl, Natalia's plan to go unnoticed flies out the window.

Cam's hot, but he's completely off-limits. Raine Marsden, the most popular and meanest girl in school, has had her eye on him ever since the summer. And Raine doesn't like competition.

When Cam goes as far as inviting Natalia to the exclusive weekend party at Raine's house, Raine sets her sights on a new victim. But what Natalia doesn't know is that Raine and her friends are no ordinary mean girls. They have powers most people can only dream of, and nobody will stand in the way of what they want. And what Raine wants is Campbell.

The Witches of Santa Anna series of novellas, proves just how far true love will go and that nothing--not even pure evil--can change your destiny....

NOTE: This compilation contains all seven novellas in the series, CLAIMED, TRICKED, RUMORED, HUSHED, ENTICED, PURSUED, and RUINED...

Chemical Garden de Lauren DeStefano


Wither (Chemical Garden #1)
What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Delirium de Lauren Oliver


Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Falling Under de Gwen Hayes


Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

sâmbătă, 28 mai 2011

Concurs pe blogul Carte pentru mine!

Aveti sansa de a castiga un pachet format din primele doua volume din seria : Instrumente Morale.
Tot ce trebuie sa faceti este sa intrati pe blog : Carte pentru mine si sa va inscrieti!!
Concursul se desfasoara in perioada 27.05.2011-04.06.2011.

luni, 23 mai 2011

Let's talk about...(#2)

Let's talk about....CASSANDRA CLARE!



CASSANDRA CLARE s-a nascut la Teheran, in Iran, din parinti americani. O mare parte din copilarie si-a petrecut-o calatorind; pana sa implineasca zece ani, a locuit in Anglia, Franta si Elvetia.

Cum familia ei se muta frecvent, cartile au fost prietenii ei cei mai buni – nu mergea nicaieri fara sa aiba cu ea o carte.

Dupa incheierea studiilor, Cassie a locuit la Los Angeles si New York, unde a lucrat la diverse reviste. In 2004, inspirata de peisajul urban al Manhattanului, locul ei favorit, a inceput sa scrie Orasul Oaselor, acesta fiind romanul ei de debut.
Pentru mai multe informatii, vizitati site-ul autoarei: www.cassandraclare.com.

Series by Cassandra Clare.
1.The Mortal Instruments





2.Clockwork Devices.







Website:  http://www.cassandraclare.com/

Don't Breathe a Word de Jennifer McMahon


On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.

Night Road de Kristin Hannah


For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go..
To forget…
To forgive…
Which road will you take?


For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids safe and on track for college. It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

NIGHT ROAD is vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

Jill Kismet de Lilith Saintcrow

Night Shift (Jill Kismet #1)

Not everyone can take on the things that go bump in the night.

Not everyone tries.

But Jill Kismet is not just anyone.

She's a Hunter, trained by the best - and in over her head.

Welcome to the night shift...

Hunter's Prayer (Jill Kismet #2)

Another night on the Nightside…

An ancient evil looms over Santa Luz. Prostitutes are showing up dead and eviscerated. And Jill Kismet just might be able to get her revenge against an old enemy.

There's just one problem. Someone wants Jill dead—again. And if they have to open up Hell itself to kill her, they will.

Sometimes, even when you're Jill Kismet, you don't have a prayer…

 Redemption Alley (Jill Kismet #3)

Some cases are unusual - even for Jill Kismet.


When her police contact asks her to look into a "suicide", she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder -- and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead. The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what's going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper.

How far will a hunter go when her city -- and her friends -- are on the line?

Just far enough.

Step into Redemption Alley...

Flesh Circus (Jill Kismet #4)

The Cirque de Charnu has come.

They will clean out the demons and the suicides, and move on. As long as they stay within the rules, Jill Kismet can't deny them entry. But she can watch--and if they step out of line, she'll send them packing.

When Cirque performers start dying grotesquely, Kismet has to find out why, or the fragile truce won't hold and her entire city will become a carnival of horror. She also has to play the resident hellbreed power against the Cirque to keep them in line, and find out why ordinary people are needing exorcisms. And then there's the murdered voodoo practitioners, and the zombies.

An ancient vengeance is about to be enacted. The Cirque is about to explode. And Jill Kismet is about to find out some games are played for keeps...

Bumped de Megan McCafferty


When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a future that is eerily believable.

Warm Bodies de Isaac Marion


A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.(l

Tell Me A Secret de Holly Cupala


Tell me a secret, and I'll tell you one…

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.

Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.

duminică, 22 mai 2011

Precomanda Focul a 7 a carte din Casa Noptii!

 
Spiritul lui Zoey se află în lumea de dincolo, făcut bucăţi. I-au fost luate vieţile anterioare, la fel şi amintirile... E pe cale să devină o Daoine Sidhe, o entitate nici moartă, nici vie – o făptură captivă pe tărâmul spiritelor, fără a cunoaşte mângâierea de a se afla împreună cu propriul său spirit.”

Când prietenii nu mai au încredere unii în alţii, Întunericul îşi face apariţia şi aprinde focul...


Copertă: cartonată
Format: 140 x 210
Număr pagini: 268
Data apariţie: mai 2011
Pret:39.9 lei

miercuri, 18 mai 2011

Cloaked de Alex Flinn


I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.

It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.

There wasn't a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I've ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades.

Don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. But you'll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked.

Fortele raului absolut de Kelley Armstrong

Invocarea. #1 Fortele raului absolut
Chloe Saunders avea o viata relativ normala.
Dar acum se pomeneste intr-o situatie cu totul ciudata pentru ca: Brusc, incepe sa vada oameni morti. Este inchisa intr-un sanatoriu pentru adolescenti cu tulburari mintale. Sanatoriul nu este ceea ce pare…

Numele meu este Chloe Saunders si viata mea nu va mai fi niciodata la fel ca pana acum. Tot ce voiam era sa imi fac prieteni, sa cunosc baieti si sa continui sa fiu o adolescenta obisnuita. Dar nici macar nu mai stiu ce inseamna asta. Totul a inceput in ziua in care am vazut prima mea stafie − si stafia m-a vazut pe mine… Acum, stafiile sunt pretutindeni si nu vor sa ma lase in pace. Si, ca si cum asta n-ar fi fost de-ajuns, m-am trezit inchisa in Sanatoriul Lyle, ,,un loc special” pentru adolescentii cu probleme psihice. Si totusi, sanatoriul nu este ceea ce pare. Sa nu mai spuneti nimanui, dar eu cred ca si cei inchisi aici cu mine sunt mai mult decat se arata la prima vedere. Problema e de partea cui sunt ei?

Iar cea care trebuie sa descopere ce secrete periculoase ascunde Sanatoriul Lyle sunt eu… inainte ca tainele − si scheletele − sale sa revina ca sa ma bantuie.

Autor: Kelley Armstrong
Traducere: Cristina Jinga
Editura: LEDA
Aparitie: 2010
Numar pagini: 448

Preț: 39.90 RON
 


Revelatia. #2 Fortele raului absolut

"Revelatia este un roman inca si mai reusit decat Invocarea. Chloe si prietenii ei adolescenti supranaturali se straduiesc sa gaseasca un ajutor in lupta impotriva grupului care incearca sa-i ia ostatici, si nu exista nici un moment trenant in calatoria lor si nici un rand neizbutit in scrierea lui Armstrong." - Charlaine Harris

Chloe Saunders este o necromanta ale carei puteri nu pot fi controlate: ea readuce mortii la viata chiar si fara sa vrea. Iar puterile ei crescande reprezinta o amenintare pentru cei care au creat-o initial ca pe un experiment stiintific, prin modificari genetice. Acum, Chloe fuge pentru a-si salva viata, impreuna cu trei dintre prietenii ei inzestrati cu puteri supranaturale - doi vrajitori si un varcolac -, inainte ca Grupul Edison sa ii gaseasca si sa ii lichideze.
 
Autor: Kelley Armstrong
Traducere: Cristina Jinga
Editura: Editura Leda
Aparitie: 2010
Numar pagini: 416

Preț: 44.90 RON


 

Rafuiala.#3 Fortele raului absolut

In Rafuiala, volumul care incheie seria bestseller Fortele Raului Absolut, suspansul ajunge la apogeu. Chloe Saunders si prietenii ei modificati genetic se afla in sfarsit in siguranta, departe de Grupul Edison. Dar, nesiguri in privinta intentiilor noilor lor protectori, Chloe, Derek, Simon si Tori se simt prinsi intr-o capcana si nu se pot hotari in privinta pasilor urmatori pe care ii au de facut pentru a-si salva pielea si pentru a le elibera si pe Rae si pe matusa Lauren. Cand casa cea sigura in care se ascund brusc nu mai pare atat de sigura, cei patru prieteni se vad nevoiti sa fuga din nou - iar de data aceasta miza este mult mai mare.

Autor: Kelley Armstrong
Traducere: Cristina Jinga
Editura: Editura Leda
Aparitie: 2010
Numar pagini: 448

Preț: 44.90 RON

 

 

Partholon de P.C Cast


Divine By Mistake (Partholon #1) 
The only excitement Shannon Parker expects while on summer vacation is a little shopping. But when an antique vase calls to her, she finds herself transported to Partholon, where she's treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess…

Somehow Shannon has stepped into another's role as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. And while there's an upside—what woman doesn't like lots of pampering?—it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and threats against her new people. Oh, and everyone disliking her because they think she's her double.

Somehow Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, married to a horse or losing her mind….

Divine By Choice (Partholon, #2)
Shannon Parker has finally come to terms with life in the mythical world of Partholon. She loves her centaur husband, her connection to the goddess Epona and the pampering that comes with both! She's almost forgotten her old life on Earth—especially when she discovers she's pregnant….

Then a sudden burst of power sends her back to Oklahoma. Without magic, Shannon can't return to Partholon—and so she needs to find help. Trouble is, it might take the form of a man as tempting as her husband. And along the way she'll discover that being divine by mistake is a lot easier than being divine by choice….

Divine By Blood (Partholon, #3)
Conceived in a lie and trapped in a tree throughout her gestation, Morrigan's birth was truly magical. After that start, she spent the next eighteen years raised as a normal girl in Oklahoma.

Upon discovering the truth of her heritage, her rage and grief take on a power of their own, carrying her back to the world of Partholon. Yet, instead of being respected as the daughter of the Goddess Incarnate, Morrigan feels like a shunned outsider.

In her desperation to belong to Partholon, she confronts forces she can't fully understand or control. And soon a strange darkness draws closer….

Elphame's Choice (Partholon, #4)
I was marked from birth as belonging to the Goddess Epona--but that didn't make my life easy. Because of my "blessings," I was set apart, worshipped, unable to make real connections with others. Then came the Feeling, and with it a glimpse of my destiny. It led me to the MacCallen castle of legend, deserted since the terrible Fomorian war.

I followed the wordless call to breathe new life into a place long dead, but I didn't realize there were dark remnants of the war lingering in the nearby forest--victims and survivors who remained hidden. Others marked as different, powerful. Feared.

My choice was now twofold. I could keep to the happiness and safety of my newfound home, or I could choose a path that led to something more terrible, more dangerous, more thrilling than anything I'd ever expected.

And in that future I might never be alone again. . .

Brighid's Quest (Partholon, #5)
Torn between the possibilities . . .

Fleeing her centaur clan's increasingly militant beliefs, Brighid Dhianna has begun to find peace and acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. Still, she agrees to leave her newly formed friendships to guide her clan chieftain's grieving brother home.

As she journeys, Brighid discovers that the long-dormant Shaman blood that runs so thickly in her veins will no longer be silenced. As seductive new powers begin to beckon, Brighid glimpses a future that is more impossible -- and more magical -- than any she could have dared to imagine.

But when tragedy summons her back to the Centaur Plains, Brighid must make a decision that will affect not only her friendship with the humans, but the centaur herd and indeed the world. For the Great Goddess Epona has set her on a new path that demands everything she has to give.

When the whole world is turning to her for help, healing the heart of a warrior doesn't sound so daunting . . .

Doppelganger de Marie Brennan

Warrior (Doppelganger #1)
When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For the witch to master her powers, the twin must be killed. But what happens when the doppelganger survives?
 Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills. She always gets her mark. But her new mission will take her into the shadowy world of witches, where her strength may not be a match against powerful magic.
Miryo is a witch who has just failed her initiation test. She now knows that there is someone in the world who looks like her, who is her: Mirage. To control her powers and become a full witch, Miryo has only one choice: to hunt the hunter and destroy her. Also published as Doppleganger

Witch (Doppelganger #2)
Mirei's extraordinary magic makes her the most powerful witch alive. By some she is hailed as a miracle, while others proclaim her to be an evil abomination...and vow to destroy those who champion her.
 Now the different factions of witches engage in a bloody war, with magic, treachery, and murder. But both sides may be fighting for nothing. For the power that the rebel witches fear, the magic that Mirei alone possesses, is killing her. Originally published as Warrior & Witch.

Gifts of the Blood de Vicki Keire


Caspia Chastain, art student and barista, is gifted (or plagued, if you ask her) with the ability to draw the future, usually at the worst possible times. Her parents are four years dead; everyday she watches her brother Logan fight his cancer diagnosis. School, double shifts at work, art, and even her usually vibrant small town can't keep reality at bay.
Things get worse the day she draws an angry stranger surrounded by brilliant light and violent, bloody images. That exact same stranger walks up to her knowing all about her, including her name, her brother's illness, and her strange ability. When Caspia discovers that her hometown is a refuge for supernatural beings both Light and Dark, she and her brother find themselves caught up in a war between the two that predates their very birth. For protection, she turns to the man who walked out of her sketchbook calling himself Ethan.
But Ethan has his own agenda, Logan's getting sicker fast, and Caspia finds that drawing the future isn't the only strange thing she can do. Meanwhile, someone really wants all of them dead. In a town where Dark doesn't equal Evil and Light isn't always Good, Caspia and Ethan find themselves making strange alliances and even stranger sacrifices in order to protect those they love.

The Carrier of the Mark de Leigh Fallon


A move to Ireland is about to introduce Megan to her destiny, her real destiny, can she embrace it and will she survive it?

A tragedy in Megan’s past set her on a predetermined course. A chain of events has been set in motion that brings Megan to Kinsale, a small town in the south of Ireland where her destiny awaits her. Her life starts to fall into place as she makes new friends and settles into her new school. However, the reclusive and distant Adam DeRís calls to her body and soul.

She finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam and his strange family. Adam knows a secret from her past and he and his family hold the key to her future. A future that binds her to Adam and his world, a world of power, mystery and ancient orders. A world that unbeknownst to her, she very much belongs in.

Firelight de Sophie Jordan


A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad Of Mona Lisa.Music(#5)



Lyrics.

She paints her fingers with a close precision
He starts to notice empty bottles of gin
And takes a moment to assess the sin
She's paid for

A lonely speaker in a conversation
Her words are spinning through his ears again
There's nothing wrong with just a taste of what you've paid for

Say what you mean
Tell me I'm right
And let the sun rain down on me
Give me a sign
I want to believe

Woah, Mona Lisa,
You're guaranteed to run this town
Woah, Mona Lisa,
I'd pay to see you frown

He senses something, call it desperation
Another dollar, another day
And if she had the proper words to say,
She would tell him
But she'd have nothing left to sell him

Say what you mean
Tell me I'm right
And let the sun rain down on me
Give me a sign
I want to believe

Woah, Mona Lisa,
You're guaranteed to run this town
Woah, Mona Lisa,
I'd pay to see you frown

Mona Lisa, wear me out
Pleased to please Ya
Mona Lisa, wear me out

Say what you mean
Tell me I'm right
And let the sun rain down on me
Give me a sign
I want to believe

Woah, Mona Lisa,
You're guaranteed to run this town
Woah, Mona Lisa,
I'd pay to see you frown

Say what you mean
Tell me I'm right
And let the sun rain down on me
Give me a sign
I want to believe

There's nothing wrong with just a taste of what you've paid for

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Senzualitatea debordanta este marea ei arma!

VISE DE SUCUB, volumul 3 din seria GEORGINA KINCAID de Richelle Mead

Uneori, fetele sunt atât de ocupate că nici n-au timp să-şi tragă sufletul. Şi asta mai ales atunci când e vorba de Georgina Kincaid, un sucub care îşi poate schimba oricând înfăţişarea şi care îşi obţine energia seducând bărbaţii.
În primul rând, e relaţia ei cu Seth Mortensen, superbul scriitor de bestselleruri, o relaţie nesatisfăcătoare din mai multe puncte de vedere. Nu numai că cei doi nu pot face sex pentru că, luată de val, Georgina l-ar putea omorî (în general, un motiv de descurajare pentru majoritatea bărbaţilor!), dar, în ultima vreme, chiar şi să petreacă împreună ceva timp reprezintă o adevărată încercare. Seth este obsedat să îşi termine cel mai recent roman, în vreme ce Georgina tocmai a fost numită mentor pentru noul (şi surprinzător de nepriceputul) sucub apărut în oraş, un soi de păpuşă Barbie cu dimensiuni impresionate.
Apoi e vorba de meseria ei. Georgina, care tocmai a fost votată „Sucubul Anului”, are în ultima vreme probleme, căci ori de câte ori face rost de o nouă infuzie de energie, a doua zi de dimineaţă nu o mai are. Forţa vieţii nu-i mai pulsează prin trup şi se simte stoarsă de puteri – ceea ce n-ar fi aşa de grav dacă nu ar avea nevoie de această energie pentru a supravieţui. Cineva, sau ceva, o chinuieşte pe Georgina noaptea, prădând-o de energie şi inducându-i vise ciudate despre un viitor surprinzător. Georgina caută un răspuns la Dante, un medium care poate interpreta visele şi are legături cu iadul, dar farmecul lui şi felul în care flirtează cu ea nu reuşesc decât să o facă şi mai confuză – şi asta într-un moment în care relaţia ei cu Seth atinge un punct de criză.
Acum Georgina se confruntă cu o dublă provocare – să-şi ţină în frâu viaţa amoroasă scăpată de sub control şi să ducă o luptă strânsă cu un duşman capabil să facă ravagii printre oameni. Altfel, e posibil ca Georgina, şi întreaga lume a muritorilor, să nu mai poată dormi niciodată în pace…

 Sursa: Leda.

VOCI de Ursula le Guin

 
VOCI, Cartea a doua din seria Cronicile Ţinuturilor din Apus de Ursula le Guin


În chiar anul naşterii lui Memer, frumosul oraş Ansul a fost cucerit de o armată şi, de atunci, preoţii acesteia i-au prigonit pe toţi cei care îndrăzneau să iubească scrisul şi cititul. Toţi cei care erau prinşi având cărţi asupra lor erau degrabă condamnaţi la moarte. Intoleranţa alzilor, care cred într-un singur Zeu al Focului, faţă de cultura politeistă a celor din Ansul stă la baza acestui nou roman din seria Cronicile Ţinuturilor din Apus.

Voci este povestea maturizării lui Memer, o fată de şaptesprezece ani, dar este şi mult mai mult decât atât. Îi veţi cunoaşte pe locuitorii oraşului Ansul, care iubesc învăţătura, pacea şi egalitatea. În casa fostului Lord-al-căilor, Memer descoperă o bibliotecă secretă, în care sunt păstrate ultimele cărţi. Alături de Lordul-căilor, Memer va învăţa să descifreze cuvintele, să le pătrundă înţelesul şi să îşi accepte darul de a fi vocea Oracolului.

Când marele povestitor şi poet Orrec, alături de soţia lui, îmblânzitoarea de animale Gry, sosesc în Ansul, la invitaţia Gandului (conducătorul forţelor cotropitoare ale oraşului), soarta li-i scoate în cale pe Memer şi pe Lordul-căilor.

Voci poate fi privită ca o parabolă pentru multe dintre problemele actuale. La început, interzicerea cărţilor pare a fi tema principală, dar e de fapt doar un simptom al unei probleme mai profunde – opresiunea. Expunând foamea de cunoaştere şi de poveste şi punând întrebări despre forma şi momentul potrivit pentru o revoltă, Ursula le Guin subliniază importanţa păcii şi cooperării.

Bazată pe unele întâmplări şi personaje din Daruri, prima carte a Cronicilor Ţinuturilor din Apus, Voci cuprinde eroi nedeclaraţi, magie, conducători puternici, prietenii ce se formează pe neştiute şi o înfruntare între bine şi rău.

E o carte care vă va pune în mod sigur pe gânduri.



 

Citadela autocratului de Gene Wolf


CITADELA AUTOCRATULUI. Volumul 4 din seria CARTEA SOARELUI NOU de Gene Wolf

CITADELA AUTOCRATULUI: O OPERĂ DE DIMENSIUNI ASTRALE

Continuând acţiunea de la sfârşitul volumului al treilea, Spada Lictorului, Severian Torţionarul părăseşte lacul Diuturna îndreptându-se spre nord, participă la Războiul Nordic împotriva ascienilor ─ cu un interludiu reprezentat de o întrecere între povestitori ─, pentru a se întoarce apoi la intriga politică stratificată şi la explorarea elementelor fundamentale ale universului.

Citadela Autocratului reprezintă o încheiere satisfăcătoare a Cărţii Soarelui Nou a lui Gene Wolfe. Încă de la început, cititorul ştie că Severian Torţionarul va fi Autocratul la sfârşitul poveştii, dar această saga complexă, misterioasă, puternică şi emoţionantă este despre fascinanta lui călătorie către tron. Sau cel puţin la suprafaţă. Căci cartea vorbeşte de fapt despre alăturarea trecutului cu viitorul, despre natura spaţiului şi timpului, despre percepţie şi realitate, despre religie şi ştiinţă, despre nevoia de mântuire a Pământului şi a omenirii. Toate acestea sunt explorate în contextul personajelor, situaţiilor şi locurilor ciudate pe care Severian le întâlneşte în drumul său.

Este o carte care îţi pune mintea la încercare, te determină să gândeşti şi să te întrebi, te deschide către noi idei şi experienţe. O carte ciudată, mai ales datorită limbajului minunat plămădit de Wolfe, ideilor inteligente şi uluitoarei sale imaginaţii. Totul e incitant, absurd, idiosincrasic, întortocheat, eliberat de clişee ─ ca nişte păpuşi Matrioşka pe dos: de câte ori deschizi o păpuşă, descoperi că aceea care e înăuntru e mai „mare” decât cea în care s-a aflat.

Este cea de-a patra mişcare ─ compusă cu grijă ─ a unui cvartet unic, eroic, enigmatic, filosofic şi monumental.

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes de Arthur Conan Doyle


From “A Scandal in Bohemia,” in which Sherlock Holmes is famously outwitted by a woman, the captivating Irene Adler, to “The Five Orange Pips,” in which the master detective is pitted against the Ku Klux Klan, to “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, face each other in a showdown at the Reichenbach Falls, the stories that appear in The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes bear witness to the flowering of author Arthur Conan Doyle’s genius. “The plain fact,” the celebrated mystery writer Vincent Starrett asserted, “is that Sherlock Holmes is still a more commanding figure in the world than most of the warriors and statesmen in whose present existence we are invited to believe.”

marți, 17 mai 2011

Disturbed - Never again.Music(#4)


Lyrics.

Never again
Never again

They have a frightening desire for genocide
They wouldn't stop 'til what was left of my family died
Hell bent on taking over the world
You couldn't hide in the shout of conformity

We can't forget how we were devastated by the beast
And now we pleaded with the captors for release
We were hunted for no reason at all
One of the darkest times in our history

All that I have left inside is a soul that's filled with pride
I tell you never again, oh
In a brave society, didn't end up killing me
Scream with me, never again, not again, no

A generation that was persecuted endlessly
Exterminated by the Nazi war machine
We will remember, let the story be told
To realize how we lost our humanity

You dare to tell me that there never was a holocaust
You think that history will leave the memory lost
Another Hitler using fear to control
You're gonna fail this time for the world to see

All that I have left inside is a soul that's filled with pride
I tell you never again, oh
In a brave society, didn't end up killing me
Scream with me, never again, not again, no

All that I have left inside is a soul that's filled with pride
I tell you never again, oh
In a brave society, didn't end up killing me
Scream with me, never again, oh

For the countless souls who died, their voices fill this night
Sing with me, never again, oh
They aren't lost, you see, the truth will live in me
Believe me, never again



Alex Craft de Kalayna Price

Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1)
Not even death can save her now.

As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why...

Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)

After a month of down time, Grave Witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But when her new case forces her to overuse her magic, it might be the last mystery the Grave Witch ever gets to solve...

Shifters de Rachel Vincent

 
Stray (Shifters #1)
There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . .
And I'm one of them.

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays -- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever -- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them . . .

Rogue (Shifters #2)
Okay, so cats don t always land on their feet.

I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I ve made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I m working harder than ever, though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on- and off-duty.

But not all of my mistakes are behind me. We re beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet--two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear...

Pride (Shifters, #3)
I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend—and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride—along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.

I'm two for three. A goner.

Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

If I survive my own trial…

Prey (Shifters, #4)
Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game…

Play? Right. My Pride is under fire from all sides, my father's authority is in question and my lover is in exile. Which means I haven't laid eyes on Marc's gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don't exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again.

Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever.

Shift (Shifters, #5)
Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….

Alpha (Shifters, #6)
The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can—that will—change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.

But life never waits until you're ready.