sábado, 22 de junho de 2013

[Novidades] Divergent

Pois é... ultimamente, temos tido muitas novidades do universo Divergente. Já tínhamos três stills, mas agora temos muito, muito mais... Vejam só!

STILLS (todas até agora)

 





















Dois Novos Vídeos do SET



Para além de tudo isto, ciculam rumores que as filmagens estão quase, quase a terminar...  Sabem o que vem a seguir, certo...?  TEASER TRAILER   :D
Relembro que o filme estreia no dia 21 de Março do ano que vem nos EUA. Por enquanto, ainda não tem data de estreia em Portugal... os fãs ficam a aguardar ansiosamente entretanto.  ;P


Bom fim-de-semana. E boas leituras! ;)

beijinhos,
-Jo♥ 

[Crítica] No Place to Run, de Maya Banks

No Place to Run (KGI, #2)No Place to Run by Maya Banks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆

Sinopse:
The last person Sam Kelly expected to save was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last few months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her both her life and that of their unborn child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.
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Opinião:
Tive ler na diagonal, porque já não estava a aguentar mais... o início até foi interessante, mas depois ficou muito aborrecido.

As capas dos livros desta saga são ridículas, as personagens muito mal desenvolvidas e nada memoráveis. E o enredo então nem se fala... completamente idiota e surreal!

Quero continuar com a série, para não a deixar incompleta, mas confesso que não estou muito entusiasmada...

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quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] Only Yours, de Susan Mallery

Only Yours (Fool's Gold, #5)Only Yours by Susan Mallery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
Montana Hendrix has found her calling—working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right…or maybe Dr. Right?Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?
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Gostei muito! :)
Francamente, não estava à espera... mas este livro teve todos os ingredientes de um bom livro de Susan Mallery. Foi tão bom que, apesar de não ser tão pequeno quanto isso, levei apenas um dia a lê-lo. :)
E o casalinho Montana e Simon passaram a ser dos meus casais favoritos da autora. Adorei-os e vou adorar revê-los nos próximos livros! :)

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quarta-feira, 19 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, de Max Brooks

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆

Sinopse:
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”
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Opinião:
Decidi pegar neste livro quando soube do filme, que estreou há pouco tempo. Não foi o que eu estava à espera de todo...
Este livro é, basicamente, um documentário fictício feito pelo autor do livro, Max Brooks, sobre a Guerra Mundial Z (ou seja, a Guerra contra os Zombies).
O autor passa o livro de um lado para o outro, de continente em continente, a recolher testemunhos de pessoas que sobreviveram à Guerra, com o intuito de escrever um livro. Algumas das histórias foram interessantes, outras nem por isso...

É um livro pequeno, não custou muito a ler... mas foi um bocado cansativo e pouco estimulante, com tanta conversa...
Quando vi o trailer do filme, antes de pegar no livro, pareceu muito interessante. No início do ano, li o meu primeiro livro de Zombies - "Warm Bodies" e adorei! Por isso, quando soube que o filme era baseado num livro, fiquei logo entusiasmada... pois... mas não foi assim com este livro. Apesar de ser sobre zombies, é um estilo completamente diferente...

Concluindo, foi interessante quanto baste, mas não adorei...

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terça-feira, 18 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] HP and the Chamber of Secrets, de J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★★★★★

Sinopse:
Harry can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts School. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that paralyse people, making them seem dead, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect - and always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed.
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Adorei! Fantástico!! :)

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quinta-feira, 13 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] Homecoming (Vampire Academy #6.5), de Richelle Mead

Homecoming (Vampire Academy, #6.5)Homecoming by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse:
Homecoming is about Rose and Dimitri, the couple from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series.They are going back to Russia to see Dimitir's family, something that both of them sorely need. Dimitri had finally been restored into a dhampir, after being forcibly changed into strigoi. his family needs to see him for themselves, and Rose needs to go back to Russia and face her trauma from the trip she made before.
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Apesar de pequena, foi uma história muito engraçada. Adorei rever o Dimitri e a Rose! :)

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[Crítica] The Darkest Hour, de Maya Banks

The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1)The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆

Sinopse:
It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone.

His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he’s built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond… until he receives anonymous information claiming Rachel is alive.

To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it.
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Opinião:
Não gostei muito. As personagens muito fracas e nada memoráveis e o enredo deixou muito a desejar...

Não sei se vou continuar com a série,

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domingo, 9 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] Crazy Little Thing, de Tracy Brogan

Crazy Little ThingCrazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse:
Sadie Turner can organize just about anything — except her own life. When her cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and formulate a new plan — one that does not include men.

Any men.

But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans; she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun—with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular—and even great with her kids, Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw—he’s a man, after all—so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites, and the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only gets more complicated. But maybe a little chaos is just what she needs to get her future, and her dreams of love, back in order.
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Opinião:
Gostei! Nunca tinha lido nada da autora, mas fiquei a conhecer e a gostar. Gostava de ler outras obras dela. ;)
Foi uma leitura leve e muito gira.
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quinta-feira, 6 de junho de 2013

[Crítica] Before I Fall, de Lauren Oliver

Before I FallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2/2.5}

Sinopse:
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
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Opinião:
Foi interessante quanto baste, mas não me fascinou. A protagonista era irritante, o enredo deixou a desejar, para além de ser um bocado aborrecido.
Não é o primiero livro que li da Lauren Oliver. Li toda a trilogia Delirium, que também não gostei muito. Talvez seja da autora ou da escrita da mesma... não sei, sei que não sinto qualquer ligação com o enrendo nem com as personagens. A única coisa que sinto quando leio qualquer coisa da autora é aborrecimento... Digamos que não sou fã. Ponto final!

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[Novidades]

Apesar da falta de tempo já aqui mencionada, decidi continuar com a leitura de Before I Fall, de Lauren Oliver. Não consigo ficar sem ler durante tanto tempo... ^_^

Aproveito, também a pausa que estou a fazer dos trabalhos e dos estudos para vos falar dos meus planos de leitura para o Verão.


No Verão de 2013, vou ler: 


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, de Cassandra Clare  (re-leitura; em preparação para o filme)



Uma Morte Súbita, de J. K. Rowling




Saga Vampire Academy, de Richelle Mead  (re-leitura; em preparação para Bloodlines e o 1º filme)



Saga Ender's Game, de Orson Scott Card



Saga The Maze Runner, de James Dashner




Estes são aqueles que quero mesmo ler, as outras leituras virão espontâneamente.  :)


Bem, de volta aos trabalhos! Wish me luck...
Até dia 15! ♥