sábado, 31 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] City of Lost Souls, de Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
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Gostei! Foi um livro de cortar a respiração e de estar ali agarrada até ao fim… Mesmo assim, o meu favorito desta saga, até agora, foi City of Glass.

1ªleitura: 2 a 6 de Março de 2013
2ªleitura: 28 a 31 de Maio de 2014

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quarta-feira, 28 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] City of Fallen Angels, de Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
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Opinião:
Gostei, apesar de não ser o melhor da série. Fiquei um bocadinho desiludida.

1ªleitura: 5 a 9 de Fevereiro de 2013
2ªleitura: 25 a 28 de Maio de 2014

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sábado, 24 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] In Dreams, de Nora Roberts

In Dreams (Once Upon)In Dreams by Nora Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
Drawn to a castle in the forests of Ireland, a beautiful young woman becomes the link to a stranger's past--and the curse that has trapped him forever in the eternity of his own dreams.
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Opinião:
Adoro este pequeno conto da Nora Roberts.
Este conto é completamente apaixonante, vibramos com ele do início ao fim! É um dos meus favoritos! :)

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[Crítica] City of Glass, de Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse:
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?
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Opinião:
Gostei! City of Glass é imprevisível e prendeu-me imenso. Queria sempre saber o que ia acontecer a seguir, e depois, e depois... Foi uma montanha-russa autêntica.

Em conclusão, para mim, foi o melhor até agora desta saga.


1ªleitura: 27 a 29 e Janeiro de 2013
2ªleitura: 21 a 24 de Maio de 2014

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quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] Dangerous Dream, de Kami Garcia e Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Dream (Dangerous Creatures, #0.5)Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆

Sinopse:
Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.
Where's a Linkubus when you need him?
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Opinião:
Gostei, soube muito bem "re-ver" a Lena e companhia.
Creio que goste desta nova série, visto que adoro a Ridley e o Link. :)

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terça-feira, 20 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] Eleanor & Park, de Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & ParkEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse:
Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
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Opinião:
Adorei! Adorei! Adorei! Foi o primeiro livro que li da autora, Rainbow Rowell, e devo que fiquei apaixonada.
Contudo, este livro tem tanto de bom como tem de frustrante. Aquele fim foi a coisa mais irritante que alguma vez já li. Nunca chegamos a saber o fim concreto da história, termina em aberto.
Como leitora, tenho a necessidade de saber como termina, preciso de um desfecho! (agora eu sei o que a Hazel de The Fault in Our Stars passou com o livro An Imperial Affliction...)

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segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] Imitation In Death, J. D. Robb

Imitation in Death (In Death #17)Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
Summer, 2059. A man wearing a cape and a top hat approaches a prostitute on a dark, New York City street. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Left at the scene is a letter addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, inviting her to play his game and unveil his identity. He signs it, "Jack." Now Dallas is in pursuit of a murderer who knows as much about the history of serial killers as she does. He has studied the most notorious and the most vicious slayings in modern times. But he also wants to make his own mark. He has chosen his victim: Eve Dallas. And all Eve knows is that he plans to mimic the most infamous murderers of all ? starting with Jack the Ripper...
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Opinião:
Gostei muito :)


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sábado, 17 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] Fracture Me, de Tahereh Mafi

Fracture Me (Shatter Me, #2.5)Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse:
As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy. The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.
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Continuo a gostar do Adam e continuo MEGA-frustrada com a Juliette... A nossa "heroína" parece que está num eterno estado catatónico, para além das péssimas escolhas que faz. Já não posso com ela...


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terça-feira, 13 de maio de 2014

[Crítica] Unravel Me, de Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

Sinopse:
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.
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Opinião:
Não gostei tanto como do primeiro livro. A Juliette dá-me cabo do juízo...


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[Crítica] City of Ashes, de Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
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Opinião:
Estou a gostar muito de re-ler esta série.


1ª leitura: 30 de Dezembro de 2012 a 3 de Janeiro de 2013
2ª leitura: 06 de Maio a 13 de Maio de 2014


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[Crítica] The One, de Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection, #3)The One by Kiera Cass
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Sinopse:
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
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Opinião:
Foi uma boa conclusão à trilogia The Selection. Gostei, mas soube-me a pouco. :)


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[Crítica] Portrait In Death, J.D. Robb

Portrait in Death (In Death #16)Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

Sinopse:
After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered. Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality—in one fateful shot...
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Opinião:
Adorei! :)


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[Crítica] Purity In Death, J.D. Robb

Purity in Death (In Death #15)Purity in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆

Sinopse:
Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable - it felt like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened up the door, and started swinging....

The first cop on the scence fired his stunner twice. Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: ABSOLUTE PURITY ACHEIVED
And when a second man dies under near-identical circumstances, Eve starts racking her brain for answers and the courage to face the impossible...that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man....
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Opinião:
Gostei muito. Mais um grande livro desta série.


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[Crítica] Forged In Steele, de Maya Banks

Forged in Steele (KGI, #7)Forged in Steele by Maya Banks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆

Sinopse:
Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his team mates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.

Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses, but when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her. She’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced. Love.
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Opinião:
Mais um livro desta série que não passa de medíocre. Espero que melhore.


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sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2014

[Novidades] Primeira Imagem Oficial de "Anjo Caído"

Eis a primeira imagem oficial da adapatação de Anjo Caído (título original: Fallen), de Lauren Kate.

O filme estreia em 2015 e conta com a presença de Addison Timlin no papel de Luce (centro), Jeremy Irvine no papel de Daniel (direita) e Harrison Gilbert no papel de Cam (esquerda).