quarta-feira, 30 de julho de 2014

[Crítica] The Summer I Turned Pretty, de Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

★☆☆☆☆ {1.5}

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Em primeiro lugar, que raio de nome (alcunha, na verdade) é Belly???
O enredo é muito fraquinho, a protagonista é a coisa mais parva e infantil de sempre.
Vou continuar com a série para ver se melhora, mas duvido.

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[Crítica] Submissive Beauty, de Eliza Gayle

Submissive BeautySubmissive Beauty by Eliza Gayle
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

★☆☆☆☆ {1.5}

Eager to understand her secret desires, Gabrielle enters “The Sanctuary.” Inside she’s immediately torn between fear of the unknown and a craving to learn more, until the lights dim. From the first sound of Thomas’ calm and controlled voice, she is mesmerized. With an underlying need in her emotional spirit that requires more than sex, she is easily seduced into a world of dominance and submission under false pretenses.

For Thomas, an experienced Master, Gabrielle is an interesting mix of defiant, naive and submissive. Her sharp mind and wit appeal to him as much as the curves of her lush figure. He accepts the challenge to help train her despite the danger she represents. Long term anything for him is out of the question. If he does his job right, his protégé David will end up the perfect Dom for her and Thomas will move on with his armor intact.

Their journey puts Gabrielle at the mercy of two men who teach her how to embrace her darkest needs within a tight bond of trust. Unfortunately, betrayal lurks on the path to total surrender.

90% do livro (ou até mais) foi SEXO, SEXO, SEXO!
O enredo foi fraquíssimo, as personagem eram secas. Pior que isto, só o Fifty Shades of Grey.

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[Crítica] Visions In Death, J.D. Robb

Visions in Death (In Death #19)Visions in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★☆ {4.5}

On one of the city's hottest nights, New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is sent to Central Park-and into a hellish new investigation. The victim is found on the rocks, just above the still, dark water of the lake. Around her neck is a single red ribbon. Her hands are posed, as if in prayer. But it is the eyes- removed with such precision, as if done with the careful hands of a surgeon-that have Dallas most alarmed.

As more bodies turn up, each with the same defining scars, Eve is frantic for answers. Against her instincts, she accepts help from a psychic who offers one vision after another-each with shockingly accurate details of the murders. And when partner and friend Peabody is badly injured after escaping an attack, the stakes are raised. Are the eyes a symbol? A twisted religious ritual? A souvenir? With help from her husband, Roarke, Dallas must uncover the killer's motivation before another vision becomes another nightmare. . . .

Gostei muito! A Nora Roberts (aka J. D. Robb) continua a surpreender-me, não estava nada à espera da revelação final.

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[Crítica] Northern Lights, de Nora Roberts

Northern LightsNorthern Lights by Nora Roberts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★★★☆☆ {3.5}

Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street-and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as Chief of Police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaska sky lifts his spirit and convinces him to stay just a little longer.

Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the Chief of Police, she allows herself to give in to passion-while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.

And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day-and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life-and the new love-that he has finally found for himself.

Apesar de ter gostado, achei que foi mais fraquito que os outros romances da autora.
Gostei muito da Meg! :)

1ªLeitura: 24 de Janeiro a 1 de Fevereiro de 2013
2ªLeitura: 27 de Junho a 15 de Julho de 2014

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[Crítica] The Guardian, de Margaret Mallory

The Guardian (Return of the Highlanders #1)The Guardian by Margaret Mallory
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

★★☆☆☆ {2.5}

After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past...and claim the bride he's long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas—and he won't take no for an answer.

Apesar de não ter adorado, gostei quanto baste. Foi diferente de todos os outros livros sobre Highlanders que já li.
Vou continuar a ler a série. Espero que melhore.

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[Crítica] When We Met, de Susan Mallery

When We Met (Fool's Gold, #13)When We Met by Susan Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing--she can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction...and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.

Gostei quanto baste, não foi nada de especial. Foi mais fraquitos que os anteriores.

SPOILERMas fiquei muito feliz por a Montana estar grávida novamente (a Montana e o Simon são o meu casal favorito de Fool's Gold *-*).SPOILER

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terça-feira, 29 de julho de 2014

[Novidades] Novo cartaz de 'O Hobbit: A Batalha dos Cinco Exércitos'

[Novidades] Primeiro Teaser de 'O Hobbit: A Batalha dos Cinco Exércitos'

[Novidades] Primeiro teaser de 'Mockingjay - Part 1'

[Novidades] 'If I Stay'

Banda Sonora
1. Who Needs You (The Orwells)
2. Until We Get There (Lucius)
3. I Want What You Have (Willamette Stone)
4. All of Me (Tanlines)
5. Promise (Ben Howard)
6. Never Coming Down (Willamette Stone)
7. Halo (Ane Brun & Linnéa Olsson)
8. I Will Be There (Odessa)
9. Mind (Willamette Stone)
10. Morning (Beck)
11. Karen Revisited (Sonic Youth)
12. Today (Willamette Stone)
13. Heart Like Yours (Willamette Stone)
14. Heal (If I Stay Version) (Tom Odell)

[Novidades] Novos cartazes de 'The Maze Runner'

domingo, 20 de julho de 2014

[Novidades] Primeiro teaser trailer de 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

  A cantora norte-americana Beyoncé publicou no seu instagram o primeiro teaser trailer do filme Fifty Shades of Grey. Isto poderá dizer que a cantora fará parte da Banda Sonora.

Para verem o teaser, cliquem na imagem.
Teaser Trailer de Fifty Shades of Grey

quinta-feira, 10 de julho de 2014

[Novidades] Featurette de 'Outlander'

  A série começa no dia 9 de Agosto no canal Starz.
Ainda não li o livro, mas vou ler muito em breve e estou muito ansiosa. Parece óptimo. :)

terça-feira, 8 de julho de 2014

Novas aquisições!

  Hoje fui ao Vasco da Gama com a minha mãe e a minha tia e, como sempre, a FNAC é paragem obrigatória. Já há imenso tempo que não comprava livrinhos, hoje comprei! :)

  Nunca li nada de Debbie Macomber, mas como oiço falar muito bem da autora e como parecer ser do género de livros que gosto, resolvi comprar. Pareceu-me bem! Penso que vá gostar deste livro e quiçá, até, de toda a série. Vamos ver. ;)
  Já queria o Let It Snow há muito tempo e finalmente encontrei-o (e com uma capa linda! *-*). Já todos sabem que sou fã do John Green - e espero um dia ter todos os seus livros (já tenho o Paper Towns, este é o segundo) - por isso, não podia deixar escapar esta oportunidade.

  A grande vantagem de comprar livros em inglês e em pocket book (de preferência) é realmente a diferença de preço, comparando com livros traduzidos para português. 
  Neste caso, o livro da Debbie Macomber custou-me 8,00€ e o Let It Snow custou-me 9,75€, que dá um total de 17,75€ - mais ou mesmo, o mesmo preço que daria por um livro em português. Para além do que, os livros traduzidos demoram muito mais até ficarem disponíveis para venda.
  Tudo isto para mim é excelente, visto que prefiro mesmo ler em inglês. Assim, levo dois livros ao preço de um, e desfruto muito mais da leitura! :)

segunda-feira, 7 de julho de 2014

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

Dangerous Creatures (Book 1)Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley "Link" Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn't hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Sendo os protagonistas desta nova série a Ridley e o Link (que eu já adorava da série Beautiful Creatures), eu já sabia, a partida, que ia gostar deste livro. Mas não, não gostei... ADOREI!!
Adorei o Link e a Rid, adorei as novas personagens (especialmente o Nox), enfim... adorei tudo!
Escusado será dizer que estou super ansiosa para ler o resto da série. *-*

spoiler adiante↓

[Novidades] Novo cartaz de 'Love, Rosie'

[Novidades] Novo trailer de 'Se Eu Ficar'

sábado, 5 de julho de 2014

Mudança de Planos

  Ultimamente, tenho-me desleixado um bocadinho das minhas leituras (não tenho andado com grande "apetite"). Por isso, decidi alterar o desafio de leitura anual do Goodreads. Passei de 120 livros para 100 livros - mais tarde, se vir que já estou a ultrapassar a marca dos 100 e ainda tenha tempo para mais, poderei passar para os 120 novamente. Veremos!

sexta-feira, 4 de julho de 2014

[Crítica] Ignite Me, de Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

Não estava nada à espera de gostar deste livro, visto que não estava a gostar muito do rumo que a série estava a levar e já tinha lido alguns spoilers deste livro.
No primeiro livro, apaixonei-me pela Juliette e pelo Adam, e adorava-os como casal. Entretanto, a relação deles tem vindo a mudar imenso durante a série. Neste livro, acabei por me apaixonar pelo Warner (coisa que eu não esperava nada de acontecesse), e por ele e a Juliette como casal. E compreendo o porquê de muitas fãs não gostarem do Adam neste livro, mas, sinceramento, eu consigo compreender o porquê dos comportamentos dele e não o culpo pelos mesmo (apesar de não ter gostado nada da maneira como ele tratou a Juliette quando a expulsou da casa dele)

Adoro a escrita da autora, Tahereh Mafi - até faz o leitor suspirar. :) E exijo ler mais sobre aquele novo mundo.

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[Crítica] Divided In Death, de J. D. Robb

Divided in Death (In Death #18)Divided in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Roarke's security specialist Reva Ewing is the prime suspect in a double homicide - accused of killing her adulterous husband and his lover. But despite having every reason for wanting both of them dead, Reva protests her innocence and Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes her.

Adorei este volume da série In Death - adorei o caso (não consegui descobrir quem era o assasino e não estava nada à espera que fosse quem foi) e adorei, especialmente, a dimânica entre a Eve e o Roarke.

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terça-feira, 1 de julho de 2014

[Crítica Filme] A Culpa É Das Estrelas


  Trata-se da adaptação cinematográfica do livro de John Green - A Culpa É Das Estrelas. Crítica ao livro aqui.

  O filme foi realizado por Josh Boone (Stuck In Love), e conta com a presença de actores como Shailene Woodley (Divergent; The Descendants), Ansel Elgort (Carrie, Divergent), Nat Wolff (Stuck In Love; Palo Alto), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park; The Master), Sam Trammell (True Blood; Autumn In New York) e Willem Dafoe (The English Patient; Grand Budapest Hotel).