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 🙂

   

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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 🙂

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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Pelo Correio #50

Chegaram cá a casa os últimos livros antes do Natal. Aproveitei as promoções na Saída de Emergência e este ano o marido também teve direito a um livrinho 🙂

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Redimida, House of Night #12 de P.C. Cast e Kristin Cast

Sinopse: Zoey Rebdird está em perigo. Isolada dos seus amigos, a jovem está determinada a encarar o castigo que merece – mesmo que tal signifique que o seu corpo rejeite a mudança e comece a definhar. Só o amor dos que lhe são próximos poderão salvá-la do vazio do seu espírito, mas um mal terrível emerge das sombras, mais poderoso que nunca…
Neferet fez-se finalmente conhecer perante os mortais, coroando-se de Deusa Negra e preparando-se para escravizar todo o mundo. Os vampyros da Casa da Noite trabalham com a polícia reagrupando os recursos que possuem, mas nada parece suficiente para vencer Neferet – a não ser que o vampyro que manipule os elementos possua também o dom de manusear Magia Antiga. Somente Zoey Redbird é herdeira de tal poder… mas devido às consequências de ter usado Magia Antiga no passado, Zoey não pode ajudar ninguém. Neste último romance da série Casa da Noite terá lugar a batalha épica entre a Luz e a Escuridão – a batalha que definirá quem será redimido… ou quem ficará perdido para sempre.

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Comprei este livro porque, embora a série no seu geral não seja grande coisa, este é o último volume de uma série bastante comprida e eu queria mesmo saber como é que vai acabar. Assim posso, finalmente, tirar esta série da minha cabeça 😛

 

Sublime Sedução, Fever #3 de Karen Marie Moning

Sinopse: Ele chama-me a sua Rainha da Noite. Por ele morreria. Mataria por ele, também.
Arrebatador e sedutor, este romance da nova série Fever leva o leitor a embrenhar-se nas aventuras de MacKayla Lane, a vidente de sidhe que se vê obrigada a afrontar uma Dublin infestada de Fae.
Quando Mac recebe uma página arrancada do diário da irmã morta, fica aturdida com as palavras de Alina. E sabe agora que o assassino da sua irmã está por perto. Mas o mal está mais perto ainda. A vidente de sidhe anda à caça: de respostas, de vingança. E de um antigo livro da mais negra magia, tão maléfico que corrompe quem quer que toque nele.
A demanda de Mac pelo Sinsar Dubh leva-a a percorrer as ruas escuras e ameaçadoras de Dublin com um suspeitoso polícia no seu encalço. Forçada a uma perigosa aliança triangular com V’lane, um letal Príncipe Fae, e Jericho Barrons, homem de mortais segredos, Mac não tardará a ver-se enredada numa batalha pelo seu corpo, mente e alma.

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Depois de comprar o Redimida e o livro para o marido, pude escolher um livro de oferta e a escolha recaiu sobre este, pena não ter visto que era o 3º da série e isso obriga-me a comprar os dois anteriores 🙂

 

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A Arca de Natal, The Christmas Box Trilogy #1 de Richard Paul Evans

Sinopse: A Arca de Natal é uma fábula que mexe com todos nós. É um conto familiar que vem recordar-nos aquilo que é realmente importante nas nossas vidas. Mais do que tudo, é uma história para pais e filhos. Richard Paul Evans, autor em plena ascensão a nível mundial, tem um talento especial para nos levar pela mão, numa viagem ao verdadeiro sentimento que orienta a nossa vida: o amor. Este livro traz-nos as lágrimas aos olhos, mas também a redenção e o consolo de saber que depois de o lermos, estamos mais perto de conhecer o verdadeiro amor.
Uma prenda de Natal para espalhar a mensagem do verdadeiro amor.

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Este livro foi uma surpresa porque a editora enviou-o como presente, nada mau, mais um livrinho para a estante.

Pelo Correio #49

Esta semana chegou mais um livro cá a casa (apenas um 😦 ).

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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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Já li o primeiro livro da série e gostei bastante, espero que este livro seja igual ou melhor ainda, pelo menos a história tem espaço para a autora dar asas à sua criatividade. Espero em breve escrever a opinião do primeiro livro, quando tiver um tempinho livre 🙂

Pelo Correio #48

Finalmente recebi mais um livro, isto anda tão fraquinho, quer em compras quer em leituras. Vamos ver se para o Natal tiro a barriga de misérias 🙂

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Título: Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky#3)

Autor: Veronica Rossi

Editora: ATOM

Páginas: 389

Género: Young Adult; Dystopia; Romance

Sinopse: Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.
The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.
Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won’t even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission – because Cinder isn’t just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he’s also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close..

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Pelo Correio #47

Esta semana chegou um livro bastante aguardado, é o último da série Covenant e estou ansiosa por saber como tudo vai acabar.

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Título: Sentinel (Coventant #5)

Autor: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Editora: Spencer Hill Press

Páginas: 297

Género: Young Adult; Fantasy; Mythology

Sinopse: It’s a beautiful day for a war.
As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.
And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.
In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

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