30. december 2015

Bralni izzivi | Book challenges 2015

 

Hejla in dobrodošla!
Leto se bliža koncu z bliskovito hitrostjo in v tem času se vsi ozremo nazaj in razmišljamo, kaj smo uspeli narediti v iztekajočem se letu.

Hello and welcome!
This year is coming to an end with the speed of light. At this time of the year we all look back to our achievements in this year.

Letos sem sodelovala v dveh bralnih izzivih. Najprej sem se pridružila bralnemu izzivu na Goodreads.
This year I anticipate in two book challenges. First I joined the reading challenge on Goodreads.
Bralni izziv na Goodreads je precej preprost. Vse kar moraš narediti je samo, da si zastaviš koliko knjig si želiš v danem letu prebrati. Letos sem si zastavila, da bom prebrala 40 knjig. In z veseljem sporočam, da mi jih je tudi uspelo. Pravzaprav celo več kot samo 40 Open-mouthed smile

Reading challenge on Goodreads is realy simple. You can individualy choose how many books do you want to read in a year, and when you read them the challenge is completed. I challenge myself to read 40 books this year. I joyfully announce that I completed my challenge. I even read more books that I intended Open-mouthed smile








Še malo zanimive statistike
Just a little statistics

Drugi bralni izziv, v katerem se sodelovala pa je Bralnemu izzivu 2015 na spletni strani Bralnica.
The other book challenge I participate in is Book challenge on a slovenian web page Bralnica.

Tale bralni izziv pa je bil veliko bolj zanimiv in težek. Vsak sodelujoči je moral prebrati 25 knjig, ki ustrezajo izzivom. Izzivi so razdeljeni v vrstice in stolpce. Toliko vrst/stolpcev kot si opravil toliko zavezdic si si pridobil.
This book challenge is more interesting and in the same time harder to complete. Each participator need to read 25 different books that meet the standards of 25 challenges written in those little boxes. When you finish a line/ column you gain a star.
Tudi ta bralni izzvi mi je ltos uspelo dokončati. Če želiš izvedeti več o mojih prebranih knjigah in mnenju o njih, klikni na povezavo.
I completed this book challenge too. Yeeey! If you want to learn more about books I read click here (everything on this site is in Slovene, so if you don’t speak it, you probably won’t understand it, sorry).

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22. december 2015

The Distance Between Us - Kasie West

The Distance Between Us


 

           

Originalen naslov | Title: The Distance Between Us

Prevod | Translated: /

Avtor | Author: Kasie West 

Zbirka | Series: /

Oznake | Labels: ljubezen, vsakdanjost, young adult
                            contemporary romance, young adult
Povezavi | Links: goodreads, Amazon

Prebrano | Date read: 22.12.2015 (December 22, 2015)


 

Sedemnajst-letna Caymen Meyers preučuje bogataše kar tako, kot ekspriment. Po letih opazovanja je prepričana, da so uporabni le za eno stvar- porabljanje denarja za neuporabne stvari, kot so porcelanaste punčke v mamini trgovini.

Zato takoj, ko v trgovino vstopi Xander Spence, da bi kupil eno teh punčk za svojo babico, Caymen sprevidi, da je nesramno bogat. Kljub njegovi očarljivosti in zanimanju, ki ga pokaže zanjo, ona ve, da njegovo zanimanje ni dolgoročno. To je ena izmed stvari, ki jo je naučila mama. Vendar Xander kar naprej prihaja nazaj, kljub njenemu prizadevanju, da ga odžene. Na njeno grozo pa začne v njegovi družbi celo uživati.

Zaveda pa se, da mama ne sme izvedeti za to, saj ne bi odobravala. Želi si, da bi se Caymen družila s katerim izmed fantov, ki niso bogati. Vendar ravno, ko jo Xander prepriča, da biti bogat ni nujno karakterska napaka, ugotovi, da ima denar večji vpliv v njunem razmerju, ko je mislila in Xander ni edini za katerega bi jo moralo skrbeti.

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

 

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about. (source: Goodreads)



 

Knjigo sem že nekaj časa imela na mojem to-read listu, vendar zaradi kroničnega pomanjkanja časa je nisem uspela prebrati. No navsezadje pa sem jo le vzela v roke, predvsem zaradi platnice, ki mi je prav simpatična.

This book I had on my to-read list for too long. I just haven’t had enought time to read it, until now. Well I started reading it mostly because I liked the cover.


Pred branjem nisem o knjigi slišala nobenega mnenja, zato res nisem vedela, kaj naj pričakujem. Rečem lahko le, da sem bila pozitivno presenečena Smile To je bilo res zelo sladko in zabavno branje.
Najbolj me je navdušila sarkastična Caymen. Če bi jo srečala v resničnem življenju bi verjetno kaj hitro postali prijateljici, saj prav zares razumela njen smisel za humor.

Before reading I didn’t notice none reviews so I didn’t know what to expect. I must confess that I was really positively surprised Smile That was really sweet and fun read.
I liked sarcastic Caymen the most. If I met her in real life, we would definitely becomes friends. I totally understand her dry humour.

Zgodba ni nekaj še neslišanega, ampak takšne lahkotne zgodbe so ravno pravšnje za čas božiča. Revno dekle spozna bogataša, zaljubita se in … Ne, ne bom ti razkrila, kaj se zgodi.

The story itself isn’t something unheard before, but is just the kind of book you can read in Christmas time. Poor girl meets rich boy, they fall in love and … Oh no, I’m not going to spoil it to you.


Lahkotno branje, ki pa ni nek literarni vrhunec ocenim z:
My rating is:



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04. december 2015

Crystallum - Laney McMann |book news + giveaway



Pozdravljeni! Danes ti bom predstavila knjigo Crystallum, ki jo je napisala Laney McMann. Sicer do zdaj nisem prebrala še nobene njene knjige, zato ne morem ničesar povedati o njenem stilu pisanja.

Hello! For todays' post I decided to write about Crystallum, written by Laney McMann. I have never read any of her books so I can't tell you anything about her style of writing, sorry about that.

Tokrat pa sem se tudi odločila, da ti bom za razliko od ostalih objav najprej pokazala video, saj menim, da je zelo zanimiv. Hitro pa lahko tudi ugotoviš, ali je knjiga zate ali ne.

I decided that in this post you I'm firstly going to show you a video about the book, because I think is really interesting. and in that way you can see right away if the book is you cup of tee or not.



NA KRATKO O KNJIGI - INFORMATIONS ABOUT BOOK

Crystallum - Laney McMann

Avtorica je, kakor sem že prej omenila Laney McMann.
Author is as I previously mentioned Laney McMann.

Knjiga je izšla 25. oktobra 2015.
It was published October 25th 2015.

Je prvi del serije The Primordial Principle.
That is the first book in series The Primordial Principle.

Sodi v žanr young adult, fantazija.
Genres are Young Adult, Urban Fantasy.

                       goodreads, Amazon

 

O AVTORICI | ABOUT THE AUTHOR


LaneyLaney je hči zelo produktivnih staršev, nanjo pa je vpliva tudi babica s svojo izredno domišljijo. Obožuje nadnaravno in vse kar je povezano s čarovnijo, zato je že zelo mlada začela brati fantazijo.

She is the product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever. With an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical, her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.


Piše predvsem žanr young adult (slovarček izrazov), njene knjige pa so polne tudi temačnosti in ljubezni, v njih pa se najde tudi kakšen zgodovinski podatek, ali pa mitološka bitja, seveda pa ne manjka paranormalnosti.

She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.

Ko ne piše, Laney rada pleše, posluša glasbo, je samooklicani kuharski šef. Takrat, ko ne razmišlja in se ubada s smrtjo svojih likov, pa se rada odpravi v naravo teč.

On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she's not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running. 
 

VSEBINA - SYNOPSIS

Kadence Sparrow ni bila rojena kakor ' Hudičev otrok' ampak je bila vanj spremenjena. Sedaj se skriva in beži za svoje življenje.

Leta je Kadencina prava narava prihajala na plano in bila prikrita za iluzijami. Ko oče dobi novo službo ve, kako bo vse potekalo: nobenih dobrih prijateljev, nobenih fantov in najpomembneje ne razkrij ničesar o sebi. Nikoli. Ohranjati skrivnosti je lahko. Laži so njena druga narava. Ampak drugače je z osamljenostjo, ko pa Sence napadejo in Kade spozna Cola Spirsa, mu razkrije vse, kar je poskušala skriti.

Cole je eden izmed Celestian Childer, ki so zaprisegli, da bodo varovali Ward in se držali zase. Vse ostalo je namreč zgolj odvračanje pozornosti. Njegovo delo je točno določeno in opravlja ga bolje kakor kdorkoli drug. Potem pa  spozna Kade, predvideva, da zgolj želi njegovo pozornost, kakor večina deklet, ampak ona ni kakor druge.

Otroci pekla in nebes živijo med nami in bijejo že stoletja trajajočo vojno. Zaljubiti se v nekoga z nasprotne strani ni niti opcija. Ampak Kade in Cole začneta kršiti pravila. Potem ko mu Kade razkrije svoje skrivnosti, ju to le še bolj poveže in zapleteta se v mrežo laži. Le-ta pa jo sili ne samo soočiti se z demonom v njej sami ampak tudi odgovoriti na najtežje vprašanje.

Kaj je močnejše: kri ali voda?


Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.
Which is thicker—blood or water?


ODLOMEK - BOOK EXCERPT

Žal je odlomek v angleščini, vem, da bo marsikatero to odvrnilo od branja. Ampak, če te je vsebina do sedaj pritegnila, priporočam da se potrudiš in odlomek vseeno prebereš. Nikoli ne veš, mogoče se ti bo jezik in slog pisanja zdel izredno preprost, ter boš knjigo prebrala, kar v angleščini.
 

PLUMB STOOD in the driveway, hands on her hips, a piece of bright yellow paper in her hand. Cole groaned, exhausted, as he made his way toward her. The only light was a dim one above the door on the Brotherhood's front porch.

Plumb waved the paper in the air. "It's four fifteen in the morning, and I'm afraid to even venture why I received a notice for you to appear in front of the Warden later today. And Danny has nothing to say, which could only mean one thing—" Plumb looked him up and down. "With the condition you're in, I'm not sure I want to know where you've been."

"You probably don't." Cole held his hand out for the summons.

Plumb handed the paper over, scowling, and Cole slipped it, unopened, into his pocket.

"Are you going to tell me where you've been?"

"Thought you didn't want to know." He walked toward the porch. There was a time, when Cole was much younger, that he never would have spoken so bluntly to his Lead, but those days, buried by all of his new responsibilities within the Ward, had faded. They were close to equals now, even though Plumb was about fifteen years older.

“Cole."

"I'm tired as hell. I've been up all night." He turned to face her. "Okay? I need to get some sleep."

"What were you doing in the middle of the night that the Principals couldn't handle?"

"A girl."

"Excuse me?”

"No...I, no, I wasn't doing a girl. She just...never mind." He headed for the door, flustered. The last thing he needed to do was think about Kadence like that. His brain already went into some kind of jumble every time her name was mentioned, and it was bad enough that she'd had her hands all over him.

“You were with Tiffany? Until four in the morning?" Plumb sounded like a disapproving mother. "Cole, I understand you're seventeen, and boys—"

"I was with Kadence." He wished she would shut up.



Zahvaljujoč Giselle Cormier s strani Xpresso Book Tours, pa lahko en izvod elektronske knjige ali pa tiskano knjigo prejmeš tudi ti. Da, prav si prebrala. Knjigo lahko zastonj prejmeš. Vse kar moraš storiti je, da izpolniš spodnji obrazec. Nagradna igra poteka do 10. decembra 2015. Veliko sreče!

Many thanks to Giselle Cormier from Xpresso Book Tours who made this giveaway possible. If you want you can win one ebook or paperback copy for free. That's correct - you can win it. Winner will be selected on December 10, 2015. Good luck!



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