Pelo Correio #54

Já chegaram mais uns livrinhos cá a casa, desta vez foi tudo dedicado à Bela e o Monstro.

Um deles é uma versão mais alargada da história da Disney, com a Bela a encontrar um livro mágico na biblioteca do castelo. Adorei a sinopse e pelas opiniões, parece ser muito interessante.

O segundo é um Hardback com a história original (não a da Disney) e com muitas ilustrações à mistura.

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book, de Jennifer Donnelly

Sinopse: An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.
But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.

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The Beauty and the Beast, de Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Sinopse: MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive features—published to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson.
Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740.

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Aqui estão mais umas imagens do livro por dentro 🙂

   

Wishlist #34

Finalmente tenho um tempinho para vir aqui ao blog, já estava com saudades 🙂

Estive a passar umas férias na Suiça, com muita neve e locais tão lindos, mas depois das férias é tempo de voltar a pensar na minha longa wishlist 🙂

Título: Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer#1)

Autor: Laini Taylor

Editora: Hodder & Stoughton

Páginas: 432

Género: Young Adult; Fantasy; Mythology

Sinopse: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

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Razões Para Estar na Wishlist

– Adoro de coração a Laini Taylor e claro que quero ler mais livros dela;

– A sinopse abriu-me o apetite para mais uma série desta autora;

– Ja referi que é um novo livro da Laini Taylor? Não é preciso mais razões 🙂

The Dream Thieves – Opinião

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Título: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)

Autor: Maggie Stiefvater

Editora: Scholastic

Páginas: 450

Género: Young Adult; Fantasy; Magic

Sinopse: The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

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Opinião

Este é o Segundo livro de uma série fantástica e com personagens muito boas. Eu adorei o primeiro livro e também gostei muito deste.

Uma coisa que por um lado gostei, mas por outro não, foi o romance. É tão fofo e querido e é real e passa para o leitor a sensação que eles gostam um do outro… mas a autora faz-nos esperar taaaanto tempo para que aconteça alguma coisa. Mas para ser honesta, quando acontece (e é só um bocadinho, claro) é tão lindo.

Duas coisas que não gostei por aí além foram, primeiro o facto de haver tantas POVs, quase todas as personagens as tinham, e estava tudo a acontecer ao mesmo tempo que às vezes eu perdia o foco em todo o enredo e muito sinceramente eu fiquei com muitas saudades da Blue (espero que nos próximos livros ela apareça mais tempo). Segundo ponto foi a ação, ou falta dela às vezes, a história ia-se arrastando pelas páginas e no final… BAM… tomem lá disto, há lutas, há explosões e muita adrenalina 😛

Em relação às personagens eu adoro-as, especialmente o Gansey, a Blue, o Ronan e o Noah, neste livro não gostei lá muito do Adam. Gansey é o líder de serviço, a Blue é a pragmática, o Ronan é o bad boy, o Noah é um fofinho e o Adam é um rapaz com uma vida complicada (e muito drama à mistura).

Gostei da história que a autora criou à volta do Ronan, todo aquele poder e as consequências inerentes ao uso abusivo dele. O que também gostei foi que todas as personagens, tal como as peças de um puzzle, têm um lugar nesta história de reis perdidos, magia e ladrões de sonhos. Eu estou a adorar descobrir todo este mundo e como é que as peças se vão encaixando.

Por isso, agora temos muitas perguntas sem resposta, muitas pontas soltas e eu ando para aqui à espera que o próximo livro me chegue às mãos, de preferência AGORA 🙂

Esta série vale a pena, a autora tem feito um trabalho muito bom e eu espero ler os próximos livros da série em breve. E eu quero mais Blue e Gansey e Noah 🙂

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Pelo Correio #52

Este mês tem sido uma miséria, não tenho lido quase nada e não tenho tido tempo de vir aqui ao blog. Não sei mesmo como dar a volta a isto porque estando a trabalhar, chego a casa cansada e só me apetece dormir 🙂

De qualquer das maneiras lá vão chegando uns livrinhos para me animar a alma. Esta semana foi este:

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Título: Obsession

Autor: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Editora: Hodder

Páginas: 384

Género: New Adult; Fantasy; Aliens

Sinopse: He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.
Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.
Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

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Adoro esta autora, já li algumas séries dela e adorei. Este livro é um standalone e é também um spin off da série Lux que eu estou a ler e estou a gostar tanto 🙂

Wishlist #33

Neste wishlist falo de um livro que saiu recentemente. Já li esta autora antes e gostei bastante e adorei a forma como ela deu a volta ao clássico Bela e o Monstro, criando um retelling bastante interessante. Já saiu outro livro dela e está também na minha wishlist.

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Título: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

Autor: Rosamund Hodge

Editora: Balzer + Bray

Páginas: 437

Género: Young Adult; Fantasy; Retelling

Sinopse: Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning and atmospheric novel—the first in a duology—from the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound.
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.
The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.
Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.
Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.
Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .

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Razões Para Estar na Wishlist

– Já li um livro desta autora e gostei da escrita, das personagens e da história;

– Adoro retellings e este Romeu e Julieta vem mesmo a calhar;

Pelo Correio #51

Já chegaram mais alguns livros cá a casa, vindos da grande promoção da FNAC. Alguns foram a 3,75€, outros a 2,5€  outros a 1€ 🙂

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B is for Burglar, Kinsey Millhone #2 de Sue Grafton

Sinopse: Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt seems like a quickie case to Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But somewhere in between, she vanished. Kinsey’s case goes from puzzling to sinister when a house is torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers, the lynx coat comes back without Elaine, and her bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey’s clues begin to form a capital M—not for missing, but for murder: and plenty of it.

C is for Corpse, Kinsey Millhone #3 de Sue Grafton

Sinopse: My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a licensed private investigator…thirty two, twice divorced. I like being alone and I suspect that my independence suits me better than it should…’
Kinsey met Bobby Callahan in the gym on Monday morning.
His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead, and his memory severely impaired. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him.
By Thursday, he was dead.
But Kinsey wasn’t going back on a deal. She had been hired to prevent a murder. Now she was looking for the murderer…

D is for Deadbeat, Kinsey Millhone #4 de Sue Grafton

Sinopse: D IS FOR DEADBEAT. He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who’d done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he’d stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident–death by drowning. Kinsey wasn’t so sure.
Pulled into the detritus of a dead man’s life, Kinsey soon realizes that Daggett had an awful lot of enemies. There’s the daughter who grew up with a cheating drunk for a father, and the wife who’s become a religious nut in response to an intolerable marriage. There’s the lady who thought she was Mrs. Daggett–and has the bruises to prove it–only to discover the legal Mrs. D. And there are the drug dealers out $25,000. But most of all, there are the families of the five people John Daggett killed, victims of his wild, drunken driving. The D.A. called it vehicular manslaughter and put him away for two years. The families called it murder and had very good reason to want John Daggett dead.
Deft, cunning, and clever, this latest Millhone mystery also confronts some messy truths, for, as Kinsey herself says, “Some debts of the human soul are so enormous only life itself is sufficient forfeit”–but as she’d be the first to admit, murder is not a socially acceptable solution.

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Dead But Not Forgotten, Sookie Stackhouse #13,6 de Charlaine Harris

Sinopse: There’s more to Sookie Stackhouse than you ever knew…
The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris spawned a hit TV show and captivated fans around the world—including other authors. Now this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas City Star) with a collection of fifteen stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps.

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Be With Me, de Maya Banks

Sinopse: So much closer than just friends.
Hutch Bishop, Cam Douglas, and Sawyer Pritchard were juvenile delinquents with a reckless and wildly sexy side. But they had more in common than that. They had Regina Fallon, a wealthy but lonely girl from the right side of the tracks who formed an unusual friendship with the boys. She felt protected. She felt needed. She felt loved…for the first time in her life. By all three.
Today, she’s a police officer, dedicated to her badge, and wary of reigniting her relationship with the hot trio after one night of passion left her confused—and stunned—by what they wanted from her. But when a mysterious attempt is made on her life, Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer jump in to protect her again. Now, the four are forming an all-new bond. It’s more exciting, more intense, and—as a killer looms in the shadows—more dangerous than ever before.

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The Job, Fox and O’Hare #3 Janet Evanovich e Lee Goldberg

Sinopse: The third book in the exciting and suspenseful Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich, No. 1 bestselling author of the iconic Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author of the Monk series.

Catching bad guys is what Special Agent Kate O’Hare does. Working side-by-side with them… not so much.

When the FBI teamed her up with master criminal Nick Fox, they gave her no choice.

Now the ex-Navy Seal has a world-class conman as a partner, and keeping track of him is a full-time job.

Especially when Fox is caught on camera stealing a priceless work of art, taking him right from being the FBI’s most covert operative, back to the top of America’s most-wanted.

Only Kate suspects all is not what it seems. Nick Fox is no common thief, and snatch and grab just isn’t his style. Someone is setting him up, and it’s down to Kate to figure out why – before Nicolas Fox, master of disguise, is beaten at his own game.

Lies, hustles and high-stakes take-downs: it’s all in a day’s work when Fox and O’Hare get THE JOB . . .

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Wishlist #32

Isto de começar uma série que ainda vai nos primeiros livros é muito mau, é que temos de esperar um ano ou mais para poder ler o livro seguinte. Acho que a partir de agora vou-me virar para séries que já saíram há algum tempo atrás, ou que já vão avançadas para poder comprar e ler os livros todos com pouco tempo de intervalo.

Nesta wishlist tenho um livro que faz parte de uma série (pois claro) e é o 3º de uma quadrilogia, o que quer dizer que comecei a ler esta série em Janeiro de 2016 e só a vou terminar em 2018 😦

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Título: King’s Cage (Red Queen #3)

Autor: Victoria Aveyard

Editora: Orion

Páginas: 320

Género: Young Adult; Fantasy; Dystopia

Data de Lançamento: 9 de Fevereiro de 2017

Sinopse: In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

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Razões Para Estar na Wishlist

– Adorei ler os dois livros anteriores a este, se bem que prefiro o primeiro;

– É uma história diferente, com personagens interessantes e alguns enredos secundários;

– Nem tudo o que parece é: “Anyone can betray anyone”.