quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Dragonswan, de Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dragonswan (Were-Hunter #0.5)Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Scholar Channon MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, devoting days and nights to deciphering the impenetrable Old English symbolism.

Then one evening the mysterious Sebastian appears. He claims to hold the key to solving the tapestry’s mysteries… He also claims to be a dragon slayer trapped between two worlds.

For Channon there’s only one way to finally uncover the secrets of the intricate embroidery-- by following this stranger into a fantastic alternate world of magic, danger, and adventure.

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Nada de especial...

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[Opinião] The Fiery Heart, de Richelle Mead

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

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Gostei! :)
Estou muito ansiosa para ler o próximo.

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[Novidades] Primeiro teaser da 5ª Temporada de "A Guerra dos Tronos"

sábado, 22 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] A Revolta - Parte 1

Título Original: Mockingjay - Part 1

Ano: 2014 

Realização: Francis Lawrence

Argumento: Peter Craig, Danny Strong

Elenco: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Robert Knepper.

Sinopse: O fenómeno mundial de «Os Jogos da Fome» continua a incendiar o mundo com «The Hunger Games: A Revolta - Parte 1», onde encontramos Katniss Everdeen no Distrito 13, depois de estilhaçar literalmente os jogos para sempre. Sob a liderança da Presidente Coin e o conselho dos seus amigos de confiança, Katniss estende as suas asas ao lutar para salvar Peeta e uma nação comovida pela sua coragem.




[Opinião] I've Got Your Number, de Sophie Kinsella

I've Got Your NumberI've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls at a charity do and Poppy's life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she's lost her phone too. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number with the hotel staff. It was meant to be!

Except the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, phone messages and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, can things get any more tangled?

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Há muita hype à volta deste livro no Goodreads, mas nem por isso gostei muito. :/
A Poppy é uma criatura infantil e irritante, que só faz disparates - exemplos: mandar e-mails em nome do Sam (que só lhe arranjam sarilhos mais tarde, claro), aceitar o noivo de volta (depois de tudo o que ele fez, e quase sem luta nenhuma), e convidar o novo namorado para o copo d'água do seu quase casamento (ok...uma coisa é aproveitar a festa visto que já estava paga, outra é ir com o novo namorado à dita festa, com todos os convidados lá - família do noivo incluída).
Quero tentar outro livro desta autora, visto que este foi o primeiro e que não fiquei muito impressionada (pelo menos, não pela positiva).

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quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, de Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

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Com tanto burburinho à volta desta série, não resisti e tive que experimentar. Apesar de ter gostado, não foi nada de especial. Fiquei um pouco desiludida... :/
Gostei do fim (não estava à espera) e estou curiosa para ler o próximo.

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[Opinião] O Dador de Memórias

Título Original: The Giver

Ano: 2014 

Realização: Phillip Noyce

Argumento: Michael Mitnick 

Elenco: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift.

Sinopse: A impressionante história de Jonas, um jovem que vive num mundo sem cor mas aparentemente perfeito, e de harmoniosa conformidade. No entanto, Jonas começa a passar mais tempo com o Dador, o único guardião de todas as memórias da comunidade, e rapidamente começa a descobrir as verdades sinistras e mortais do passado desconhecido da sua comunidade. Com este novo poder, ele percebe que os riscos são maiores do que imaginava - uma questão de vida ou de morte para ele e para os que mais ama. No limite, Jonas sabe que tem de escapar do seu mundo para protegê-los - um desafio que ainda ninguém alcançou.




terça-feira, 18 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Promises In Death, de J.D. Robb

Promises in Death (In Death #28)Promises in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Every cop gets angry when a police officer is killed. And Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no exception. Throwing every resource into solving Amarylis Coltraine's brutal murder, Eve encounters bitter opposition from Coltraine's fellow officers, who are desperate to take over the case. But when Eve receives a strange parcel containing Coltraine's badge and gun together with a note threatening the imminent arrival of her own ID, she knows the case has just got personal. Then a link to millionaire Alex Ricker, son of a criminal she had put behind bars, heats things up even further. Ricker was romantically involved with Amarylis - did she leak information to him and then have a change of heart? Eve must put herself in extreme danger to get to the truth...

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Estava à espera de gostar mais do que gostei, mesmo assim... foi bom. :)
Gostei especialmente da despedida de solteira. ;)

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segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] The Giver, de Lois Lowry

The Giver (The Giver, #1)The Giver by Lois Lowry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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Gostei muito (apesar do fim ter sido um pouco confuso). :)

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domingo, 16 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Fantasy Lover, de Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter companion novel)Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Grace julgava estar destinada a uma vida sem paixão. Até ao dia em que convocou um escravo do amor...

“Caro leitor,

Estar preso num quarto com uma mulher é fabuloso. Estar preso em centenas de quartos ao longo de dois mil anos não o é de todo. E estar amaldiçoado como escravo de amor para a eternidade, arruína qualquer guerreiro espartano. Como escravo de amor, sei tudo sobre as mulheres. Como tocá-las, saboreá-las e, acima de tudo, como dar-lhes prazer. Mas quando fui convocado para satisfazer as fantasias de Grace, encontrei a primeira mulher na história que me viu como um homem com um passado atormentado. Só ela se preocupou em levar-me para fora do quarto e mostrar-me o mundo. Ensinou-me a amar de novo.

Mas eu não nasci para conhecer o amor. Fui amaldiçoado para caminhar sozinho pela eternidade. Como general, aceitara há muito a minha sentença. No entanto, agora encontrara Grace – a única coisa sem a qual o meu coração não consegue sobreviver. Poderá o seu amor curar as minhas feridas e quebrar uma maldição milenar?”

Julian da Macedónia"

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Adoro esta série, em especial este primeiro livro. Gosto muito da Grace e do Julian. ♥


1ª leitura: 25 a 29 de Dezembro de 2011
2ª leitura: 15 a 16 de Novembro de 2014

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sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Cruel Beauty, de Rosamund Hodge

Cruel BeautyCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

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Foi diferente do que eu pensava que seria, mas gostei muito. Tem aquele toque especial d'A Bela e o Monstro. Gostava de ver mais da Nyx e do Ignifex. :)

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quinta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] The Indigo Spell, de Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives."
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

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Gostei muito. É o meu favorito até agora desta série. :)

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terça-feira, 11 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Ugly Love, de Colleen Hoover

Ugly LoveUgly Love by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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Gostei muito. Prendeu-me do início ao fim. :)

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sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Mockingjay, de Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse

Katniss Everdeen não devia estar viva. Mas, apesar dos planos do Capitólio, a rapariga em chamas sobreviveu e está agora junto de Gale, da mãe e da irmã no Distrito 13. Recuperando pouco a pouco dos ferimentos que sofreu na arena, Katniss procura adaptar-se à nova realidade: Peeta foi capturado pelo Capitólio, o Distrito 12 já não existe e a revolução está prestes a começar. Agora estão todos a contar com Katniss para continuar a desempenhar o seu papel, assumir a responsabilidade por inúmeras vidas e mudar para sempre o destino de Panem - independentemente de tudo aquilo que terá de sacrificar…

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Resolvi re-ler "A Revolta", visto que o filme está quase, quase aí e já não me lembrava muito bem da história. E ainda bem que re-li! Realmente, reparei que havia muitas coisas no livro das quais eu não me lembrava...
Estou muito ansiosa para ver o filme. Adoro esta trilogia!


1ª leitura: 1 Janeiro de 2011
2ª leitura: 22 de Outubro a 08 de Novembro de 2014

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sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Ritual In Death, de J.D. Robb

Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5)Ritual in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Dragged to a glamorous, high-society ball with billionaire husband Roarke, homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas is almost relieved when a naked, knife-wielding, blood-drenched man crashes in - a man who thinks he has killed someone.

Tracing bloody footprints, Eve finds a hotel room filled with signs of a ritual murder, but the man remembers nothing. Determined to help, Roarke consults an ex-lover who practices witchcraft. But Eve knows there is nothing supernatural about a deadly lust for power...

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Gostei, mas nada de especial...

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quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2014

[Opinião] Salvation In Death, de J.D. Robb

Salvation in Death (In Death #27)Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, she’s determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.

A search of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little-- except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo--and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the case. Until a second murder--in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers--knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy acts--and why.

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Não foi nada de especial... :/

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quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2014

[Opinião] Voyager, de Diana Gabaldon

Voyager (Outlander, #3)Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love.

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Gostei muito. :)

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quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2014

[Opinião] Letting Go, de Maya Banks

Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy)Letting Go by Maya Banks
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

★☆☆☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friend’s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

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Não gostei. Não vou continuar com a trilogia, nem pensar.

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segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2014

[Opinião] Strangers In Death, de J.D. Robb

Strangers in Death (In Death #26)Strangers in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.

It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas's billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access. Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs.

But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?

It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways.

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Gostei. :)

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sábado, 4 de outubro de 2014

[Opinião] On The Island, de Tracey Garvis-Graves

On the Island (On the Island, #1)On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments -- instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

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Gostei, mas não achei nada de especial.

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terça-feira, 30 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] One Night With A Billionaire, de Vicki Lewis Thompson

One Night With A Billionaire (Perfect Man #1)One Night With A Billionaire by Vicki Lewis Thompson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

★☆☆☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie may be best friends, but they have very different ideas of what kind of man is more fun—one with a pocket full of cash or a guy with spurs on his boots? Growing up on a ranch, Melanie Shaw always assumed she’d end up with a strong, protective cowboy someday. Before she settles down, though, she decides to take a romantic adventure in Paris, a city she longs to explore. But on the first day of her getaway, Melanie winds up in trouble and is rescued by an unlikely stranger—the handsomest Texan she’s ever seen. He may not be a cowboy, but what girl can resist a billionaire who wants to take her on a whirlwind tour of the City of Lights? And when the romance between them heats up, Melanie realizes that she may have found her perfect man where she least expected...

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Não gostei nada deste livro.
O enredo era parvo, personagens eram idiotas... Enfim, nem consegui terminar.

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[Opinião] Creation In Death, de J.D. Robb

Creation in Death (In Death #25)Creation in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★★★★★ {4.5/5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Eve has seen this crime scene before: the artfully arranged body of a young brunette, arms spread, palms up, body marked by the signs of prolonged and painful torture. Carved into her torso is the time it took her to die - in hours, minutes, and seconds. And on the third finger of her left hand has been placed a silver ring.

Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier, when a man whom the media tagged The Groom put the city on edge with a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days. Eve and her partner Feeney, her friend and mentor, couldn't stop him before he disappeared, only to resurface in other parts of the world to kill and kill again. But now The Groom seems to have come back to where he started.

When it turns out that The Groom's most recent victim was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him onto the case. A move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made it personal. The corpse was washed in products from a store Roarke owns and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. With the Groom's monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, she knows that he has already grabbed his next victim.

But his sights are set on the biggest challenge of his illustrious career - an abduction that will test his skills and that promises to give him satisfaction as he's never known. Time is running out on another woman's life and for Eve.

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Adorei! Foi dos meus favoritos da série até agora. ♥

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domingo, 28 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Evening Stars, de Susan Mallery

Evening Stars (Blackberry Island, #3)Evening Stars by Susan Mallery
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become…complicated.

Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn't seem to want the great guy she's married to, and doesn't seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina's starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away…until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.

But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they've ever wanted?

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Fraquinho. Não gostei muito... :/

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sexta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Eternity In Death, de J.D. Robb

Eternity in Death (In Death, #24.5)Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with superstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press. None of the wealthy young victim's friends seem to know much about the Dark Prince she has been secretly seeing. The chase to stop him before he kills again will lead Eve and her team into areas of the city that not even the most intrepid cop wants to visit, and into the very heart of darkness.

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Nada de especial. "Comeu-se".

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quinta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Innocent In Death, de J.D. Robb

Innocent in Death (In Death #24)Innocent in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

New York Lieutenant Eve Dallas doesn't like to see innocent people murdered. And the death of Craig Foster is clearly a murder. He was seemingly ordinary history teacher, but uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.

Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant... so innocent.

Now Magdalena Percell... there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about... and none of Eve's business. Consumed by her jealousy--and Roarke's indifference to it, she is unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.

Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.

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Gostei muito! :)

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quarta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] The Golden Lily, de Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

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Gostei, mas nada de especial.

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terça-feira, 16 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Born In Death

Born in Death (In Death #23)Born in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {3.5/4}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for.

Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family-and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table-and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it-tingling runs up and down her spine.

Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve-and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

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Gostei. :)

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domingo, 14 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Fangirl, de Rainbow Rowell

FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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Adorei!! ♥
Estava com receio que, como já tem acontecido com outros livros, fosse só hype e que o livro em si não fosse nada de especial... mas adorei! ♥

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quarta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Three Sisters, de Susan Mallery

Three Sisters (Blackberry Island, #2)Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life – buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's Box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change.

Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.

Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.

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Gostei, foi melhor do que primeiro livro. Gostei especialmente da história da Deanna e do Colin. ♥

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terça-feira, 9 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Undone, de Maya Banks

Undone (Pregnancy & Passion, #4)Undone by Maya Banks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in unplanned pregnancy, Pippa Laingley's at a crossroads. She knew going in that the enigmatic entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she's just discovered is that he's loved and lost before—his wife and child. Tragically.

Now Cam stands to lose it all again…if he lets Pippa get too close, if he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support. Either way, he's doomed…unless he can let himself love again.

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Não gostei muito. "Comeu-se", mas não foi nada de especial.

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[Opinião] Haunted In Death, de J.D. Robb

Haunted in Death (In Death, #22.5)Haunted in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Lieutenant Eve Dallas doesn't believe in ghosts. But everyone else is spooked by the supposedly haunted abandoned nightclub where a very recent corpse has just shown up - alongside the bones of the famous missing singer, Bobbie Bray. As grandson of the original owner, Radcliff C. Hopkins was planning to reopen the nightclub and cash in on its notoriety. But his grandfather is rumoured to be the one who killed Bobbie. Did Bobbie's ghost finally get her revenge, or is there a more earthly explanation?

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Gostei, mas não foi nada de especial.

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[Opinião] Until We Touch, de Susan Mallery

Until We Touch (Fool's Gold, #15)Until We Touch by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {2.5/3}

Sinopse (em inglês)

After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length—a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California.

Larissa Owens knows where she stands—Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big secret is revealed…by her mother!

When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love—will Jack go for the ultimate play?

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Tal como o livro anterior, foi fraquinho. Não me prendeu muito... :/

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segunda-feira, 8 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Tempted By Her Innocent Kiss, de Maya Banks

Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss (Pregnancy & Passion, #3)Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss by Maya Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Devon Carter was her first; now newly wed Ashley wants their passion to last. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. Her strategy: act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her.But Devon misses the bubbly, no-holds-barred woman his wife used to be. Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanor of a society wife? And will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes...especially now that she's pregnant?

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Gostei. :)

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[Opinião] Dragonfly In Amber, de Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his....

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

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Gostei muito, foi melhor que o primeiro livro.
Estou a gostar muito da série. :)

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domingo, 7 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Wanted, de Maya Banks

Wanted (Harlequin Desire)Wanted by Maya Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Despite his fiancée's chilling betrayal, wealthy developer Ryan Beardsley provided for Kelly Christian when he sent her packing. So why hadn't she cashed his check? He's livid to find her working in a dingy Houston diner, desperate and pregnant. Regardless of whether the baby is his or his brother's Ryan demands that Kelly return to New York with him. Now. For the baby's sake.Or maybe because the woman's as irresistible as ever

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Gostei. Gostei especialmente da Kelly. :)

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[Opinião] Memory In Death, de J.D. Robb

Memory in Death (In Death #22)Memory in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Eve Dallas is one tough cop. It should take more than a seemingly ordinary middle-aged lady to make her fall apart. But when that lady is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. Just seeing Trudy at the station plunges Eve back to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized young girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits smiling in front of her.

Trudy claims she came all the way to New York just to see how Eve is doing. But Eve’s fiercely protective husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail attempt by Trudy proves his suspicion correct. Eve and Roarke just want the woman out of their lives. But someone else wants her dead. And when her murder comes to pass, Eve and Roarke will follow a circuitous and dangerous path to find out who turned the victimizer into a victim.

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Gostei muito. :)

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quinta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Enticed, de Maya Banks

EnticedEnticed by Maya Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Bryony Morgan has come to New York for answers--and she won't accept a brush-off from the father of her unborn child.She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. That's because a crash has left Rafe with selective amnesia. But how could he ever forget a combustible beauty like Bryony? His solution to their stalemate: return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question--until he remembers everything....

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Gostei, mas nada de especial.

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quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2014

[Opinião] Barefoot Season, de Susan Mallery

Barefoot Season (Blackberry Island, #1)Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.

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Foi muito fraquinho, não me prendeu. :/

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[Opinião] The Bride, de Abigail Barnette

The Bride (The Boss, #3)The Bride by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

After a tumultuous year, Sophie Scaife’s relationship with her boyfriend and Dom, billionaire media mogul Neil Elwood, is hotter and happier than ever. His sizzling Dominant side pushes Sophie to new and challenging heights of submission and erotic exploration as she follows her Sir’s every whim. But with his daughter’s impending wedding and a milestone birthday turning Neil’s thoughts toward settling down, Sophie faces a much different future than she’d planned.

Caught in a conflict between her new wealth and her desire for independence, Sophie fears she’s becoming just another Fifth Avenue trophy wife. With her fashion journalism career over and her new effort as a writer uninspiring, Sophie has to work harder than ever to prove her intentions to Neil’s family and friends.

Sophie isn’t the only one struggling to adapt to her new lifestyle. When private jets and designer labels threaten her bond with Holli, Sophie finds herself walking a fine line between the world she now inhabits and the past—and people—she fears she’s left behind. After a shocking revelation divides her loyalties, Sophie is in danger of losing her best friend or fracturing the trust of the man she loves.

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Gostei muito, mas a zanga entre a Sophia e a Holli foi toda um bocado infantil. Estou muito ansiosa para ler o próximo livro! ♥

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domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Billionaire's Contract Engagement, de Maya Banks

Billionaire's Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom)Billionaire's Contract Engagement by Maya Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {2.5/3}

Sinopse (em inglês)

He'd wanted her for six months. And the opportunity had finally arrived to make Celia Taylor his -- at least temporarily.
Billionaire businessman Evan Reese knew she was desperate to get him to sign with Maddox Communications. Perhaps he would. But first Celia needed to accompany him to beautiful Catalina for a family wedding. There he would wine, dine and seduce the stunning ad executive...for he knew she desired him, as well.
Yet would she still want him when Evan told her she'd be playing the role of his fake fiancee?

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Foi fraquinho, mas "comeu-se".

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sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Before We Kiss, de Susan Mallery

Before We KissBefore We Kiss by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women – from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool’s Gold looks harmless – until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life.

Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend’s bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her “wild youth” to raise her sisters. She doesn’t want forever from Sam, but one night—all night—would’ve been nice.

His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam’s luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?

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Gostei. Contudo, não foi o melhor da série.
Estes últimos livros têm sido mais fraquinhos.

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sexta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart, de Donna Alward

How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart (Larch Valley, #4)How a Cowboy Stole Her Heart by Donna Alward
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Clay Gregory’s known Megan Briggs her whole life, and he’s been plenty worried about her while she’s been getting medical treatment. Now she’s back home and hiding away on the family ranch.

Knowing the stubborn cowgirl won’t accept his help willingly, he invites her to a family wedding to help him
avoid his aunt’s matchmaking!

He plans to remind Meg she’s still the girl who can beat him in a horse race! But as she steps out in her curve-hugging red dress, her skills on a horse are suddenly the furthest thing from his mind…

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Não achei nada de especial. Podia ter sido melhor.

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quinta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Origin In Death, de J.D. Robb

Origin in Death (In Death #21)Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★★★★★

Sinopse (em inglês)

Set in 2059 in New York City, the number-one bestselling In Death series has given fans a searing glimpse into near-future law and order. Now, as scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.

A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his office-murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building-the good doctor's final appointment.

Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his son-and successor-knows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killed . . . with the same deadly precision.

But who is the mystery woman-and what was her relationship with the good doctors?While her husband, Roarke, works behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfection-playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

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Adorei, do início ao fim.
Foi dos livros desta série que mais gostei até agora! ♥

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quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Rosie Dunne, de Cecelia Ahern

Rosie DunneRosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S. She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever:

She's pregnant by a boy she'd gone out with while on the rebound from Alex. Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn't done with them yet.

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Decidi ler este livro quando vi o trailer da sua adaptação cinematográfica (Love, Rosie), pois pareceu-me muito bem. Contudo, não consegui terminá-lo.
O enredo até era muito interessante, mas não gostei do formato em que o livro estava escrito (cartas, postais, etc).
Não estava a gostar da leitura e, por isso, decidi parar.
Porém, apesar de tudo isto, ainda faço intenções de ver o filme, visto que gosto muito dos protagonistas - a Lily Collins e o Sam Claflin.

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segunda-feira, 25 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] Bloodlines, de Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse (em inglês)

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning...

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Gostei, mas não foi nada de especial.

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sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014

[Opinião] The Hook-Up, de Abigail Barnette

The Hook-Up (The Boss, #2.5)The Hook-Up by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

After cancer put a year of his life on hold, Neil Elwood is finally back where he thought he belonged, at the head of his media empire. But when the job takes him to London and away from his girlfriend, Sophie, he begins to reevaluate his priorities.

Neil isn’t sure what to expect when Sophie suggests a one-on-one night between him and their lover, Emir. When the two men have dinner together, sparks fly, and Neil recognizes a rare opportunity to give sexual submission another try.

Though taking charge is all he knows, Neil is willing to obey, at least for one night. Under Emir’s command, Neil discovers a whole new side of his sexuality, and he learns that sometimes, surrendering control can feel so, so good…

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Gostei. :)

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[Opinião] The Girlfriend, de Abigail Barnette

The Girlfriend (The Boss, #2)The Girlfriend by Abigail Barnette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse (em inglês)

Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife’s life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend’s career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid she’ll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone…

When a devastating diagnosis forces Neil to return to London, Sophie throws caution to the wind to follow her heart across the Atlantic. Keeping a scorching D/s affair as red-hot in sickness as it was in health is a challenge, even for two lovers as inventive as Sophie and Neil. But Sophie is more than willing to try anything her Sir commands, and their fantasies of control become a welcome refuge from the daily stress of illness.

While Neil’s wealth and privilege make adjusting to her new situation easier, Sophie finds herself rebuilding her life around an uncertain future. And while both of them face the changes between them head-on, they’re all too aware that their happiness may be fleeting—and Sophie could lose Neil forever.

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Estou a gostar muito desta série. Está a ser muito diferente de todos os outros livros que se enquadram no género erótico, está a ser muito melhor.
Nunca tinha lido nada desta autora - Abigail Barnette, mas está a ser uma surpresa muitíssimo agradável.

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terça-feira, 19 de agosto de 2014

[Críticas] Outlander, de Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse:
Claire leva uma vida dupla. Tem um marido num século e um amante noutro…
Em 1945, Claire Randall, ex-enfermeira do Exército, regressa da guerra e está com o marido numa segunda lua-de-mel quando inocentemente toca num rochedo de um antigo círculo de pedras. De súbito, é transportada para o ano de 1743, para o centro de uma escaramuça entre ingleses e escoceses. Confundida com uma prostituta pelo capitão inglês Black Jack Randall, um antepassado e sósia do seu marido, é a seguir sequestrada pelo poderoso clã MacKenzie. Estes julgam-na espia ou feiticeira, mas com a sua experiência em enfermagem, Claire passa por curandeira e ganha o respeito dos guerreiros. No entanto, como corre perigo de vida a solução é tornar-se membro do clã, casando com o guerreiro Jamie Fraser, que lhe demonstra uma paixão tão avassaladora e um amor tão absoluto que Claire se sente dividida entre a fidelidade e o desejo… e entre dois homens completamente diferentes em duas vidas irreconciliáveis.
Vive-se um período excepcionalmente conturbado nas Terras Altas da Escócia, que culminará com a quase extinção dos clãs na batalha de Culloden, entre ingleses e escoceses. Catapultada para um mundo de intrigas e espiões que pode pôr em risco a sua vida, uma pergunta insistente martela os pensamentos de Claire: o que fazer quando se conhece o futuro?
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{ ALERTA SPOILERS }
Estava muito entusiasmada para ler este livro. Com as críticas no Goodreads bastante positivas e o trailer da série a despertar-me o interesse, resolvi ler.

Gostei, apesar de achar que podia ter sido melhor. Houve uma cena, em particular, que não gostei NADA!
O Jaime é tão bom rapazinho, tão querido e tal... até que bate na Claire para a castigar porque ela desobedeceu. Ela é o quê..? Um cão? Percebo que naqueles tempos, esta atitude era considerada normal, mas o Jamie podia ter uma mentalidade diferente.
Decidi ignorar esta parte do livro por completo porque, caso contrário, o livro estaria completamente estragado e não queria fazer isso porque o resto até foi bom.
Penso que não vão incluir esta parte na série, seria muito estúpido da parte deles.

Apesar de ter gostado da Claire, adorei a Jenny e fiquei muito curiosa com o passado da Geillis.

Vou ver a série, porque parece ser muito boa, até quiçá, melhor que o livro.

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[Crítica] The Epilogue, de Kiera Cass

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Opinião:
ADOREI!! :)
Apesar da escrita não ser perfeita e de alguns momentos serem confusos, foi lindo! ♥-♥

Quero ler mais! Felizmente, já estão confirmados mais dois livros onde podemos ver o futuro da America - um deles chama-se THE HEIR (em português, O HERDEIRO). Quase que aposto que é sobre o filho do Maxon e da America. *-*


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[Crítica] The Boss, de Abigail Barnette

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse:
Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.

When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can’t resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she’s ever known.

Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie’s need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.
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Opinião:
Gostei. :)
Espero que a série continue assim. Contudo, fez-me lembrar imenso o filme O Diabo Veste Prada (a Gabriella só me fez lembrar a Miranda; As duas assistentes: a Penelope é tal e qual a Emily - ruiva e sempre a fazer dietas; e a Sophie - alta, magra e morena) e a série Ugly Betty (toda a temática da revista de Moda; e por a nova revista de chamar Mode).

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