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BREAKING THROUGH by d. Nichole King
Two years after her brother Nate died during a Navy operation, aquator Nautia Olson’s nightmares began, and her ability to manipulate water became erratic. Anger, fear, joy, desire—they all trigger disaster.

Now, the Navy wants her for a top-secret mission, but Captain Riley Barton has his reservations. He’s read her file. He knows the damage she’s capable of, and yet—

She’s powerful.

If he can harness her ability—break through her walls—

She’ll be unstoppable.

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d. Nichole King
Born and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There’s nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale. 

She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn’t bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can’t stop. 

When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry. 

Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.

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Review A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Synopsis: Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Genres: Fantasy, Time Travel, Historical
Future books in the series:

My thoughts:
“Magic was a truly beautiful disease.”
As soon as I read the first lines of A Darker Shade of Magic, I also knew the perfect word to describe it -- imaginative. I honestly believe that it has one of the most stunning concepts and I mentally coupled it with Deathless by Catherine M. Valente, because they are definitely the reigning king and queen in this category.
The world-building, the intrigue, the plot -- every single detail of it was tinted in complexity. The basic plotline is this one: in a world where Grey London is magicless, Red London thrives on magic, White London barely survives and Black London was destroyed by magic, the only ones that can travel between the "parallel" universes are called Antari. Sadly, there are only two of them left, with one being our main character Kell, and when he accidentally brings a token from the corrupted Black London into the Red and Grey Londons that threatens to ruin them as well, he makes it his goal to right the wrong and save them from impending doom.
“But the thing about magic,” added Kell, “is that it preys on the strong-minded and the weak-willed, and one of the worlds couldn’t stop itself. The people fed on the magic and the magic fed on them until it ate their bodies and their minds and then their souls.”
The multiple worlds were incredibly fascinating, especially the threads connecting them and I tremendously enjoyed learning the principles about the magic in the novel. How you can communicate with it, how it needs balance and how it can consume. I associated it constantly with the political power from our world and how the desire trumps the logic.
The worlds themselves were a wonder to behold, each with their characteristic traits, but all having a whiff of bloodlust in the air. This immediately set the tone in the air and, at times, the book felt like a thriller. I got chills, goosebumps and everything in between thanks to the heavy atmosphere and painful sequences, because ADSOM is splattered with battles, internal conflicts, deception and gut-wrenching intensity.

Kell was definitely an interesting character, with layers upon layers of flaws, but still a hero. I loved that he was arrogant and supportive, loyal and really clever and even a bit merciless when the story demanded it. It was a nice change from the constant flow of perfect-incarnate MCs we so often meet and I admired his internal struggles so damn much.
“Are you ready?” she asked, spinning the chamber.
Kell gazed through the gate at the waiting castle. “No.”
At that, she offered him the sharpest edge of a grin. “Good,” she said. “The ones who think they’re ready always end up dead.”
Ah, and his relationship with his brother Rhy was worthy of a parabatai oath because, quite frankly, it tore me to pieces. This kind of bromance greatly makes up for any lack of romance and Rhy himself was a wonderful secondary character that reminded me of Nikolai Lantsov from The Grisha Trilogy with his easygoing and charming personality.
“What sons our parents have,” said Kell gently. “Between the two of us, we’ll tear the whole world down.”
Astrid and Athos Dane, the twin rulers of White London, could easily give The Commander from An Ember in the Ashes a run for her money in the vicious department. They were absolutely terrifying and edged Levana from The Lunar Chronicles with their paranoia, mindfucking and control-freak tendencies.
“The bodies in my floor all trusted someone. Now I walk on them to tea.”
Holland, the other Antari, was a different matter. He was a worthy antagonist, brutal and remorseless, but at the same time I pitied him a great lot because he was merely a puppet -- and I mean that literally-- in the twins' hands. And after seeing the sequel's synopsis, I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of him.
But you wanna know what the greatest thing about these villains is? The fact that they are not the "baddest" ones out there.
“Bad magic, Kell had called it.
No, thought Lila now. Clever magic.
And clever was more dangerous than bad any day of the week.”
Yep, that's right. There's a worse thing on the loose, personified by the magic from Black London. It's called Vitari and the Danes seemed like lost puppies compared to this thing. It's the absolute boss of the world, seeing that it contaminates the universe like a sickness and it actually has thoughts and plans and so much power it's just brrrr. The fact that it cannot be destroyed only quadruples the sheer magnitude of its force and the characters' realization and acceptance of this detail brings the story to the point of shit shit shit.
The ending was perfect for a standalone, giving a satisfying closure to most loose ends, but I was equally thrilled to find out afterwards that there will be more books. I hope we'll delve deeper into the danger of Black London and how its insane animated magic could wreak havoc once again.
However, there were two slight issues I had that kept me from rating this to the maximum, but I believe they don't necessarily tear at its splendor -- they're more personal issues that derive from perspective. Firstly, it took me a while to get fully immersed in the story and be kept glued to the pages and sometimes the pace wavered and the sensation reappeared. Secondly, Lila Bard, Kell's new friend, companion and potential love interest in the future, a character that had its own POV and was within the story every step of the way, often infuriated me. Lila bordered on childish with her stubbornness and her actions were cringe-worthy (on more than several occasions she unconsciously helped the shit hit the fan), but I'll admit that by the end she grew on me. After all, she was brave, strong and adventurous and the no-bullshit type I usually adore.
Victoria Schwab is a master of storytelling and she won me over with her exquisite writing style. From the amazingly built world and unique characters to the creative plot, she crafted a glorious novel. I bumped Vicious high up my list, because if someone managed to get me excited and scared at the same time, then by all means -- do it again.
“No one suffers as beautifully as you.”
A Darker Shade of Magic is a crowning jewel of this genre. Intricate, exhilarating and violent in an elegant manner, this book will surely stun you with its incredible development and, ironically and masochistically, make you crave more of its coldblooded and ruthless universe.

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Prima parte din seria OUTLANDER

Povestea care a stat la baza serialului OUTLANDER

Anul 1945. Claire Randall, fosta sora medicala, se intoarce din razboi și pleaca cu sotul intr-o a doua luna de miere. Dar o stanca magica descoperita intr-un loc misterios o transforma intr-o calatoare in timp, care se trezește brusc intr-o Scotie macinata de lupta, in Anul Domnului… 1743.

Azvarlita intr-un alt secol de forte pe care nu le intelege, protagonista trebuie sa infrunte conspiratii și primejdii care ii ameninta viata… și ii pun la incercare inima. Destinul i-l scoate in cale pe tanarul razboinic James Frazer si Claire trebuie sa aleaga intre fidelitate si dorinta, intre doi barbati, intre doua vieti.

My opinion:

Well, luna asta chiar a fost una productiva in ceea ce priveste cititul. Adica, cartea asta plus monstruozitatea de Sticletele de Donna Tartt?! Asta da reusita.

S-a produs asa o mara valva in jurul acestei carti, cu serialul si tot, incat am zis ca nu vreau sa o citesc, nu vreau sa ma uit la serial, plus cartile nu o sa apara niciodata la noi. Ei, Nemira ne-a facut una dintre cele mai frumoase surprize ale verii 2015 si au publicat primul volum din serie. Si asa, am zis ca de ce nu, hai sa citesc si eu cartea. Sa vedem care e treaba cu ea.

In primul rand, trebuie sa vorbesc despre coperta. Chiar daca la inceput am fost putin trista ca nu au pastrat coperta originala, dupa ce am vazut-o in persoana…. WOW! Chiar merita Nemira toate laudele pentru o coperta atat de superba. Sunt curioasa cum o sa arate si urmatoarele volume.
Si acum sa intram in miezul problemei. Povestea… OMG! Scotia!? Credeam ca tarile mele preferate sunt doar  Italia, Egipt si Malta. Dar Scotia… cu siguranta mi-ar placea sa traiesc acolo. Si mai ales in perioada in care se desfasoara povestea. Cred ca perioada veche, cea de 1700-1800 e cea mai periculoasa si mai palpitanta perioada de trait.
Nu prea mai intalnesti in aceasta perioada autorii care sa au darul acela de a scrie. Dar cei drept cartea asta a fost scrisa in 1991. Va vine sa credeti ca doar acum a inceput sa prinda popularitatea pe care o are acum?! Asta inseamna sa scrii cu pasiune pentr lucrurile pe care le vrei, si pe care le doresti in primul rand pentru tine, si nu pentru bani.

Povestea e una speciala si fagnifica in acelasi timp. Descrierile locului, intamplarile, actiunele, scenele de sex. OMG! Ca si cum ai fi o parte din poveste. Traiesti prin toti porii povestea. Si acum, dupa cae am citit si eu cartea am inteles de ce atat de multa lume e nebuna dupa seria asta. Am fost data gata dupa prima carte, dar atunci ce sa zic de restul serii?! Daca sunt la fel sau si mai si ca prima carte, fac infart.
Personajele sunt asa de perfecte pentru acea perioada a Scotiei. Chiar daca Claire vine din viitor, se acomodeaza asa de repede de parca a apartinut acelui loc dintotdeuna. Imi place ca personajul ei nu e construit a fi puternic si sau a inspira acea putere feminina pe care o intalnim in aproape orice carte. Toata lumea iubeste personajul asta, dar mai adoram si faptul cand vedem personajul feminin asa cum e in realitate. Iar pe Claire o simti ca e reala. Ca e mai mult decat un personaj.

Iar James… OMG! Deci cred ca m-am indragostit pana peste cap de el. Puternic, sexy, stupid si idiot, tandru si grijuliu. Of, doamne, barbatul asta chiar e perfect si atunci cand nu e, sau cand nu vrei sa fie. O sa intalniti atatea momente in carte in care o sa vreti sa il urati din toata inima, si nu o sa puteti. Asta da personaj. :)

Ce pot sa spun mai multe fara sa va dau prea multe? Cartea merita citita si devorata pana la ultimul cuvant! Si rareori mai zic asta intr-o recenzie. Dar cartea asta… Nu stiu ce faceti acum, sau cititi acum, dar lasati totul balta si puneti mana pe ea si cititi-o. Chiar nu o sa regretati! Mai ales, ca dupa ce cititi cartea, puteti sa vedeti si serialul! So, Enjoy my friends!

Cartea are 800 de pagini, coperta paperback si o puteti comanda de pe site-ul Editurii Nemira.

Favorite quotes:

“Don't be afraid. There's the two of us now.”

“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary”

“You're tearin' my guts out, Claire.”

“Sometimes our best action result in things that are most regrettable.”

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În timp ce se antrenează pentru o cursă de mountain bike, Mark Lewis, elev în ultimul an de liceu, vede o fată misterioasă, îmbrăcată în nişte haine ciudate, stând în picioare în spatele unei cascade în pădurea din Raleigh, un oraş din Carolina de Nord. Când fata face o remarcă despre maşinăria ciudată pe care merge el, Mark se gândeşte că nu e în regulă ceva cu ea. Iar când Susanna pretinde că este o servitoare-ucenică din anul 1796, băiatul e aproape sigur că e nebună. Şi totuşi vrea să afle mai multe despre ea.

Mark începe o relaţie „la distanţă” cu Susanna prin bariera strălucitoare – şi capricioasă – a Cascadei Şoaptelor. Curios să afle cât mai multe despre perioada în care trăieşte ea şi despre viaţa ei plină de violenţă, Mark se apucă de cercetări istorice – dar cunoaşterea poate fi periculoasă. Curând, el trebuie să facă o alegere dificilă – să rişte să schimbe istoria sau să o condamne pe fata iubită la o viaţă de chin.
Review The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

Synopsis: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Rating: 2.75/5 Stars
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Fantasy
Previous books in the series:

My thoughts:
Oh, shizz. I forgot to review this one. I read it like what, almost two months ago? Well that wouldn't be important if it weren't for the fact that I barely remember what happened. And after only two months that shouldn't happen if this book is truly worth the time.
As much as it pains me to say it -- since I loved The Selection and Maxon was the epitome of asdfghjkl -- The Heir was not a memorable book and definitely not necessary. We had an end to a story full of ups and downs and it was a good end. I was exhausted by the drama, but satisfied. However, The Heir was just like endlessly milking the cow -- and that itself says tons coming from a fan.
I honestly think that no matter how much time would pass, I would never forget Eadlyn. She's empowering, all right. And yeah, she's determined. Those two traits are usually enough to make me love and support a character. But you wanna know what other traits she possesses? Well, firstly, Eadlyn's so self-centered you'll be amazed. She's spoiled and aggravating. She's a total drama queen and dare I say it, bitch in the making. I was never in my life so disappointed in a fictional couple's parenting skills.
“I loved my dad.
But I also loved myself.
And I would have to live with me much longer.”
Next think that we should be discussing: the plot. Or the lack of it mostly. The gist of it is basically the same as in the Selection: a contest for a royal's heart with lots of common contenders. I'm down for something so light and fun from time to time (which is why I liked the previous books so much), but it kind of lost its appeal this time. The aspect I disliked the most was the reason for which the contest was held -- to serve as a distraction. And that was the dumbest political decision I've ever heard because Eadlyn and her boys? They pretty much helped shit to hit the fan.
And speaking of the boys, I barely remember them. Let me see. There was a Kile, I think. And Henri? Oh oh oh and Erik and Ean! I remembered them *self five* But there was another one I can't seem to recall -- the male fashionista -- so buzzkill. Anyway, if you thought America's love triangle was tiring, prepare for this one.
First, strip the love element because Eadlyn is mostly in love with herself and just mildly likes some boys. Now please expand the triangle aspect to a... I don't even know what to call it. You get the picture -- the "battle" for her heart is quite boring, lacks swooning and actual romance and is, implicitly, pointless. Her relationship with Hale, for instance, showed how immature the princess is instead of getting me hot and bothered.

I did like Henri and Erik though and if I were to choose I'd say Erik would be the best winner -- even though he's not actually in the contest. But we'll see how Kiera spins that one because she couldn't have just thrown him in the mix for nothing.
I also liked some other characters -- Ahren and Kaden especially. Ahren reminded me so much of Maxon's romantic self that I instantly loved him. And Kaiden proved to have such a big potential for ruling I was internally cheering for Eadlyn to drop dead and him to become the Crown Prince (with Ahren's situation and all that). He was smart and thoughtful and equally kind -- the kid is awesome.
"Don’t act like you’re better than me. I’m a prince.”
I sighed. “Yes, but I will be queen,” I corrected, sipping my coffee. I really didn’t need this right now.
“And your name will be in a history book one day, and some bored ten-year-old will memorize it for a test and then forget all about you. You have a job, just like everybody in the world. Stop acting like it makes you more or less than anyone else.”
On the other hand, I don't know what happened to America. I expected to see her feistiness once more, but all I got was a plain queen. Regardless, Maxon's still whipped, but besides being tired and stressed, he was pretty much his old self and my sappy heart was grateful for that. The end of the book leaves us in uncertainty to their future, but I hope Kiera won't break her readers' hearts so early on.
I won't be completely dead set against this book, because there were things I liked more: Eadlyn's relationship with her family, that baseball match full of joy and innocent playfulness, the light tone of the book that layered into the story even though drama was still present, and the fact that it was short and very easy to read (I finished it in like three hours or so). I smiled and laughed here and there so that has to count up for something as well.
All in all, The Heir was an okay book. But just okay. I liked it (not overly so) but at the same time it had so many flaws that bugged the hell out of me. I still believe everyone that wants to read should do it because they might feel differently than I do. Who knows? You might enjoy it more than the original trilogy but I'll stick with those for now. Or maybe the sequel will improve my opinion about Eadlyn and her story -- I just hope I won't forget all the characters by then.

She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.

1913. Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn't survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.

When she rescues Wendel, it isn't because he's devilishly handsome, but because he's a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.

A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel's scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.

Roman distins cu Premiul Romulo Gallegos

O scrisoare de dragoste adresată generaţiei mele. – ROBERTO BOLAÑO

Un roman extraordinar in toate sensurile, care confirmă strălucitoarea calitate literară a lui Roberto Bolaño, un autor recunoscut de critica cea mai exigentă ca una dintre marile revelaţii ale literaturii latinoamericane din anii ’90.

Arturo Belano şi Ulises Lima, detectivii sălbatici, pornesc în căutarea Cesáreei Tinajero, misterioasa scriitoare dispărută în Mexic în anii imediat următori Revoluţiei. Călătoria propriu-zisă şi consecinţele ei se prelungesc timp de douăzeci de ani, din 1976 până în 1996, timpul canonic al oricărei peregrinări, bifurcându-se prin multiple personaje şi continente, într-o naraţiune uluitoare ce reuneşte iubire şi moarte, asasinate şi escapade turistice, case de nebuni şi universităţi, dispariţii şi apariţii.

Scenariul ne poartă prin Mexic, Nicaragua, Statele Unite, Franţa, Spania, Austria, Israel şi Africa, pe urmele celor doi poeţi „disperaţi” (traficanţi de droguri câteodată), enigmaticii protagonişti ai acestei cărţi care se poate citi şi ca un extrem de rafinat thriller de Orson Welles, străbătut de un umor iconoclast şi feroce.

Before You by Lisa Cardiff

Aubrey Keaton has never had a supportive family. Luckily, she has Camden…

Her childhood friend. Her savior. Her boyfriend.

Even after Camden leaves their hometown to chase his dream to be a musician, Aubrey can’t imagine her life without Camden and his family.

Before starting a job search for her own dream job, Aubrey decides to visit Camden in California for a month. But when she arrives, something unexpected happens…she meets Jax Carmichael, the lead singer in Camden’s band.

Jax Carmichael doesn’t have time for a relationship…much less love.

Even if Aubrey is irresistible, she’s a complication he doesn’t want or need. He has spent the last few years building Chasing Ruin, and the band is on the verge of being signed. Pursuing Aubrey could destroy his band, and he’s worked too hard to be successful without his family’s money, or connections, to let that happen.

Aubrey feels an attraction to Jax like something she’s never experienced before.

Confused, she tries to resist, but when her relationship with Cam begins to unravel, she realizes that Jax might just be the one thing she needs.

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În Malad, realitatea se întrepătrunde cu oniricul, ştiinţa cu alchimia, religia cu fanatismul, iar existenţa obiectivă se dovedeşte doar o umbră a unui alt substrat, mai adânc şi mai improbabil de conştientizat, unde moartea şi decadenţa sunt catalizatori reci ai destinului. În cele din urmă, iubirea poate să fie salvarea. Sau distrugerea, deopotrivă.

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Theo Decker, un adolescent de treisprezece ani din New York, supraviețuiește ca prin minune unei explozii care îi omoară mama într-un muzeu de artă și intră fără voia lui în posesia unui mic tablou fascinant, preferatul mamei sale. Ani de zile mai târziu, după o copilărie aventuroasă, Theo lucrează într-un magazin de antichități, iar tabloul ascuns cu grijă ani de zile devine pe neașteptate poarta de acces către lumea subterană a traficului cu opere de artă.
O poveste plină de suspans, meșteșugită meticulos, asemenea unui tablou flamand, despre iubire și artă, despre pierdere și obsesie, despre supraviețuire și modelarea propriului destin, toate supuse întorsăturilor imprevizibile și nemiloase ale sorții.

My opinion:

Ei, asta da carte. Si nu ma refer doar la numarul de pagini si la formatul ei (si mama, cand a vazut-o a zis ca e o biblie, ceea ce e un compliment, insa incomod de citit). E o altfel de carte care te face sa o iubesti si sa o urasti in acelasi timp.
Povestea e fascinanta, insa toata descrierea aia te face sa incetinesti procesul de cititre si te tot gandesti la ce bun sa stii atatea lucruri pe care o sa le uiti. Adica, sunt inutile si nefolositoare, te gandesti. Asta pana dai de urmatorul capitol si te gandesti, well, wrong my friends. Fiecare detaliu are scopul lui, te ajuta sa intelegi mai bine personajul si imprejurarile in care se afla. Si tot odata il ajuta pe recenzor cand e in pana de idei. Muahahah…

Nu cred ca am mai citit de mult o carte care pune atat de mult accent pe detalii. Si deobicei nu prea imi plac astfel de carti, si incerc sa ma cam feresc de ele. Adica, ma incetinesc, si intru intr-o asa pasa de nu mai vreau sa citesc o vreme. Sunt multe carti care te plictisesc cu detalii si nu le vezi scopul, chiar daca zici ca pana la sfarsitul cartii o sa le gasesti scopul si boom, ai terminat cartea si nimic. Well, nu stiu cat ia luat autoarei sa scrie cartea asta, dar dupa modul in care a fost construita ori ia luat vreo cativa ani, ori autoarea asta chiar are un dar de a scrie carti. Si nu orice fel de carte.

Pe cat de complexa pare povestea, pe atat de simpla si placuta e cand deja patrunzi in miezul ei. Mi-a placut ca, in ciuda detaliilor, am putut sa ma pierd in ea si in lumea ei.
Povestea e atat de diferita de ce am citit pana acum, incat ma face sa cred ca e inspirata dintr-o intamplare reala. V-am spus, e chiar surprinzator modul cum autoarea cunoaste si cel mai mic detaliu al strazii, al suferintei lui Theo, de parca ar fi trait pe pielea ei tot parcursul cartii. Sau poate ca o facut-o. Nu avem de unde sa stim. Insa, in privinta asta, Donna Tartt a devenit unul dintre autorii mei preferati. Pentru ca nu multi au darul acesta de a te face sa iubesti detaliile intr-o carte, cand tu, inainte le urai.
Parcursul lui Theo e super emotionant si plin de drumuri intortocheate. E pur si simplu ca un tablou, ceea ce tu citesti. Si nu doar citesti, ci si poti privi. Donna iti ofera atatea perspective de gandire cu privire la viitorul baiatului, ca si culorile unui tablou. Daca nu era galben, oare cum arata pe rosu? Daca tatal lui Theo nu venea, oare cum era viata lui? Toata cartea e o simpla intrebare: Dar daca nu era asa? La asta poti sa rezumi cartea… la o simpla intrebare.
Dupa cum vedeti si in descrierea, povestea incepe cu un factor declansator si anume moartea mamei lui Theo. Si ce poate sa ti se intample mai rau decat moartea singurului parinte care stii ca e capabil sa te iubesca si cand omori un om. Iar iubirea intotdeuna te indeamna sa faci cele mai stupide lucruri…

Cred ca e cea mai diferita poveste pe care am citit-o vreodata si nu pot sa-i atribui niste elemente comune cu alte sute de carti pe care le-am citit. Ai parte de suferinta, dragoste, fericire, aventura, dezamagire… Tot ce poti sa iti doresti intr-o carte. Ceea ce pentru mine e un super mare bonus. Si cred ca si pentru voi. Pentru ca stiu ca multi dintre voi deja ati ochit cartea asta si ati dorit sa fie publicata si la noi. Asa ca sa le multumim celor de la Editura Litera pentru ca ne-au oferit sansa de o citi aceasta minunatie de carte.

So, fuguta si cumparati cartea sau imprumutati-o, da trebuie neaparat sa o cititi. Cartea asta trebuie sa fie pe plista voastra de must read. Si mai ales cand o sa avem parte si de filmul adaptat dupa ea. :) Enjoy!

Carte are 1108 de pagini, coperta hardcover si o puteti comanda de pe site-ul Editurii Litera.

Favorite quotes:

 “Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.”

“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life”

“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”

True fact

Toddling to your room after a good book destroys you