piatok 23. októbra 2020

Dům soli a smutku

„Nejhorší noční můrou je lítost.“

Názov: Dům soli a smutku
Erin A. Craigová
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania:
YOLi CZ, 2020
Počet strán:
Hodnotenie GR
(v čase písania recenzie): 3,94 


Dvanáct sester, které stíhá kletba. Annaleigh žije se svými sestrami, otcem a nevlastní matkou na panství Highmoor. Dřív bylo sester dvanáct, čtyři z nich však potkal tragický osud. Jedna smrt byla nešťastnější než druhá – smrtelný pád, utonutí, epidemie moru... V okolních vesnicích se vypráví, že rodina je prokletá a smrt mladých dívek mají na svědomí znepřátelení bohové. Annaleigh těmto pomluvám nevěří, stejně tak si ale nemyslí, že by šlo o tragické nehody. K tomu všemu navíc její zbylé sestry každou noc navštěvují tajemný bál, kde tančí až do úsvitu v blyštivých střevíčcích a okouzlujících šatech a Annaleigh si není jistá, zda by je měla zastavit, nebo se k nim naopak přidat. Protože s kým to její sestry vlastně tančí? Nezbývá než přijít na to, co panství Highmoore skrývá, a odvrátit blížící se hrozbu, než dostihne i Annaleigh...

štvrtok 15. októbra 2020

Rod země a krve

„Hledejte tam, kde to nejvíc bolí. Tam pokaždé najdete odpovědi.“

Názov: Rod země a krve
Půlměsíční mesto
Autor: Sarah J. Maasová
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania: Cooboo, 2020
Počet strán: 792
Hodnotenie GR
(v čase písania recenzie): 4,43  


Bryce měla perfektní život, skvělou práci a na programu jeden legendární večírek za druhým, jenže pak démon zavraždil její přátele a ona zůstala sama a zlomená. Když údajný zabiják skončí za mřížemi, ale zločiny pokračují, Bryce se pustí do vyšetřování. A hodlá se pomstít. Spolu s Huntem, padlým andělem obdařeným brutální silou, sestoupí do podsvětí města, které rozežírá temnota. Dokážou se zlu postavit dřív, než pohltí vše, na čem jim kdy záleželo?

sobota 3. októbra 2020

Ever Cursed

“It is a story that was never meant to be told.”

Názov: Ever Cursed
Corey Ann Haydu
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania:
Simon Pulse, 2020
Počet strán:
Hodnotenie GR
(v čase písania recenzie): 3,58


Damsel meets A Heart in a Body in the World in this incisive and lyrical feminist fairy tale about a princess determined to save her sisters from a curse, even if it means allying herself with the very witch who cast it.
The Princesses of Ever are beloved by the kingdom and their father, the King. They are cherished, admired.
Jane, Alice, Nora, Grace, and Eden carry the burden of being punished for a crime they did not commit, or even know about. They are each cursed to be Without one essential thing—the ability to eat, sleep, love, remember, or hope. And their mother, the Queen, is imprisoned, frozen in time in an unbreakable glass box. But when Eden’s curse sets in on her thirteenth birthday, the princesses are given the opportunity to break the curse, preventing it from becoming a True Spell and dooming the princesses for life. To do this, they must confront the one who cast the spell—Reagan, a young witch who might not be the villain they thought—as well as the wickedness plaguing their own kingdom…and family. 
Told through the eyes of Reagan and Jane—the witch and the bewitched—this insightful twist of a fairy tale explores power in a patriarchal kingdom not unlike our own.

sobota 26. septembra 2020

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

“She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. She had been alone long enough to know which one she was.”

Názov: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Melissa Bashardoust
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania:
Flatiron Books, 2020
Počet strán:
Hodnotenie GR (v čase písania recenzie): 3,81


A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse... 

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.
Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.

nedeľa 20. septembra 2020

Pád Ohnivého princa

„Aj maličké veci dokážu vrhať veľký tieň, keď sú blízko pri slnku.“

Názov: Pád ohnivého princa
Séria: Mágia živlov
Autor: Elise Kova
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania: CooBoo, 2020
Počet strán: 392
Hodnotenie GR (v čase písania recenzie)
: 4,19


Z nenápadnej knihomoľky Vhally sa zrodila mýtmi opradená Veterná čarodejka. Svojou neskrotenou mágiou spôsobila mnoho bolesti, no zachránila korunného princa z pazúrov smrti. Ocitla sa v nebezpečnom víre plnom intríg a moci, Vhallino srdce sa však obáva len jediného – aby sa nestala princovou záhubou.

Vojská Ríše Solaris vyrážajú do rozhodujúceho stretu s nepriateľom a Veterná čarodejka Vhalla dokáže nakloniť misky váh. Korunný princ Aldrik, najmocnejší Ohnivý mág v krajine, je odhodlaný byť Vhalliným učiteľom a venovať jej každú voľnú chvíľu. Okrem magického puta medzi sebou objavujú aj iné, romantickejšie, ktorému sa čarodejka urputne bráni, pretože si uvedomuje, že zamilovať sa do Aldrika by ich mohlo oboch zničiť.

sobota 12. septembra 2020

The Storyteller's Daughter

“If the story lives in our hearts, then that makes it true.” 

Názov: The Storyteller's Daughter
Storyteller's Series #1
Autor: Victoria McCombs
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania: Parliament House Press, 2020
Počet strán: 360
Hodnotenie GR (v čase písania recenzie): 3,99


His shadowed face lit by flames,

Rumpelstiltskin is my name...

For as long as anyone can remember, every child in Westfallen has been born with a Gift, and these Gifts defined them. 

Then Cosette is born, Giftless.
An attempt to hide her misfortune brings her before the King, who entraps her to use her Gift as a pawn in his war.
Caught in a lie, Cosette desperately searches for a power strong enough to free her. Intrigued by whispers of an old king and a dark curse, she calls upon Rumpelstiltskin and finds him trapped in a magic deeper than she bargained for. Now, Cosette must fight to reclaim her freedom from the King and break Rumpel’s curse. When time runs out, she’ll lose more than her heart. She’ll lose her life.

nedeľa 6. septembra 2020

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

“Because now, there was a good chance we were out of time before we even had it. ” 

Názov: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
Séria: Blood and Ash
Autor: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Vydavateľstvo, rok vydania: Blue Box Press, 2020
Počet strán: 496
Hodnotenie GR (v čase písania recenzie): 4,71 


A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice…

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.