26. januar 2016

Whatever It Takes - Lindsey Pogue + giveaway



Pozdravljeni! Danes ti bom predstavila knjigo Whatever It Takes, ki jo je napisala Lindsey Pogue. Avtorica mi je povsem neznana, priznati pa morem, da me je zelo pritegnila naslovnica knjige. Saj vem, da knjige ne bi smeli soditi po naslovnici, ampak jaz si enostavno ne morem pomagati Smile

Hello everybody! For todays' post I decided to write about Whatever It Takes, book that is written by Lindsey Pogue. I have never read any of her books, but I must confess that what caught my attention was a book cover. I know that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I just can’t help myself Smile



NA KRATKO O KNJIGI - INFORMATIONS ABOUT BOOK
Whatever


Avtorica je, kakor sem že prej omenila Lindsey Pogue.
Author is as I previously mentioned Lindsey Pogue.

Knjiga je izšla 22. januarja 2016.
It was published January 22nd 2016.

Je prvi del serije Nothing But Trouble.
That is the first book in series Nothing But Trouble.

Sodi v žanr contemporary, new adult. (slovarček izrazov)
Genres are Contemporary, New Adult.
                       goodreads, Amazon





O AVTORICI | ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsey Pogue


Lindsey Pogue je bila vedno kreativna. Že kot otrok je ustanovila bolnišnico za hrošče, pa še to kar na nogometnem igrišču. V srednji šoli je napisala svojo prvo knjigo, sedaj pa izraža sebe skozi knjige.

Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, wrote her first YA manuscript in high school, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing.



Svoj navdih najde v svetu okoli sebe – ko potuje, opazuje druge ljudi ali pa hodi v gore.

Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking.


Če ne piše svoje naslednje knjige ali pa razmišlja o njej, Lindsey svoj prosti čas preživlja zavita v odeji ob gledanju akcijskih filmov ali pa je na potovanju z možem.

When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man.
 



VSEBINA - SYNOPSIS

Štiri leta nazaj je bilo moje najstniško življenje povsem normalno. Pred tremi leti pa se je moj svet raztreščil, sedaj poskušam njegove koščke obdržati skupaj. Ampak obžalovanja in jeze ni tako lahko ignorirati.
Samo do sape moram priti … in vse bo izginilo …

Mislila sem, da bom lahko končno nadaljevala z življenjem in pozabila na tisto grozno noč. Ampak potem se je odločil, da se bo vrnil.

On se ne more se vrniti … popolnoma me bo uničil.

Samo ena z grozo prepojena noč je popolnoma spremenila Samanthino na videz normalno življenje. Kljub svoji odločnosti, da bo obdržala družinski ranč pri življenju, pa ji krivda onemogoča, da bi popolnoma pozabila in nadaljevala z življenjem.

Sam je poiskala uteho in udobje v svojih prijateljih, medtem ko se trudi obdržati ravnovesje med punco, ki je bila in žensko, katera želi postati. Ko pa končno meni, da se je oddolžila in rešila preteklosti, se v njeno življenje vrne nekdo, ki ga ne pričakuje. Življenje se ji ponovno obrne na glavo.

Tako njeno srce, kakor tudi glava si želita drugačnih stvari, ponovno je izgubljena, nakar ni prisiljena sprejeti odločitev, ki bo neizogibno spremenila njeno življenje.

Four years ago, I thought my life was pretty normal for a teenager. Three years ago, my world was shattered, and now I’m just trying to hold the pieces together. But regret and anger aren’t so easy to ignore.

I just need to catch my breath … for it all to go away …


I thought I might finally be ready to move on from that horrible night, but then he decided to come back.


He can’t come back … he’ll ruin me completely.


One horror-filled night changes the course of Samantha’s seemingly normal life. She’s ruined everything. Despite her determination to keep the family ranch up and running, her guilt makes it impossible to completely move on or forget.

Sam takes comfort in her quirky, endearing friends as she tries to balance between the girl she was and the woman she wants to become. Just when she thinks she’s finally making amends with her past, someone she never thought she’d see again returns, and Sam’s life is once again turned upside down. Both her head and her heart want different things, so she’s lost when, once again, she’s forced to make a decision that will inevitably change her life.

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Zahvaljujoč Giselle Cormier s strani Xpresso Book Tours, pa lahko izvod elektronske knjige prejmeš tudi ti. Da, prav si prebrala. Knjigo lahko zastonj prejmeš. Vse kar moraš storiti je, da izpolniš spodnji obrazec. Nagradna igra poteka do 4. februarja 2014. Veliko sreče!

Many thanks to Giselle Cormier from Xpresso Book Tours who made this giveaway possible. If you want you can win an ebook. That's correct - you can win it. Winner will be selected on February 4th, 2016. Good luck!
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16. januar 2016

Six of Hearts - L.H. Cosway

six of hearts

            

Originalen naslov | Title: Six of Hearts

Prevod | Translated: /

Avtor | Author: L.H. Cosway 

Zbirka | Series: Hearts #1

Oznake | Labels: iluzije, ljubezen, maščevanje, new adult
                            illusions, romance, revenge, new adult

Povezavi | Links: goodreads, Amazon

Prebrano | Date read: 12.1.2016 (January 12, 2016)



Jay Fields je čarovnik, čeprav ima raje, da ga imenuješ iluzionist. V tem, kar počne, je izjemen. Pokaže ti lahko mizo in te prepriča, da vidiš stol. Pozna vse trike, a najpomembneje: zna narediti dober šov.
Snemal je serijo, a se je zgodila nesreča. Sedaj cel svet misli, da je ubil človeka, vendar to ni res. Vse je le del načrta. Vse kar počne, počne zaradi maševanja. Zase, zanjo. Za vseh šest.
‘’Torej, izberi karto, pridruži se šovu in dovoli mojemu dekletu, da ti pove zgodbo od začetka do konca.’’

Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.

The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn't. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.
She doesn't remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this–if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I've only got one heart, and after I've pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.
(source: Goodreads)



Vsakdo, ki me pozna ve, da obožujem čarovnike, iluzioniste… Seveda po prebranem opisu nisem mogla drugače, kakor da sem knjigo prebrala.

Everybody who knows me already knows that I have a huge crush on magicians, illusionist … Of course when I read the synopsis of this book I just have to read it.



Pred branjem o knjigi nisem slišala/prebrala skorajda nič. Zato res nisem vedela, kaj naj pričakujem, so pa bila moja pričakovanja izredno visoka. Moram pa priznati, da do sedaj nisem  prebrala še nobene knjige, kjer bi se pojavljali čarovniki in iluzionisti kot realne osebe brez ‘super moči’.

Before reading I didn’t hear opinions about it. I have no idea what to expect, although my expectations were very high. In the same time I must confess that until now I haven’t read any other book about magicians or illusionist who could be real persons and don’t have any kind of superpowers.


Prolog knjige je bil super, ampak že takoj ko sem prebrala prvo poglavje sem bila razočarana, saj je bila zgodba pripovedovana z Matildinega zornega kota. Ne glede na vse, pa mi je bila všeč romantika v knjigi.

The prologue was just great, but in the same instant I started reading the first chapter I was disappointed, the story was told from the Matilda’s point of view. But after all I do like the romance in this book.


Jay oziroma Jason je postaven moški v katerega se Matilda skoraj v trenutku zaljubi. Všeč mi je, da je Matilda popolnoma običajna ženska, ki ima običajno službo. Seveda moram omeniti tudi njen izjemno zanimiv konjiček: šivanje :)

Jay (Jason) is a handsome man and Matilda fell in love with him instantly. I love that she is just an ordinary girl who have copletely ordinary job. I need to mention her interesting hobby: sewing.


Druga stvar, ki me je v knjigi navdušila, je bilo neprestano omenjanje Sherlocka Holmsa. Jay Matildo celo kliče Watson.

Other thing that I absolutely love is mention of Sherlock Holmes. Jay even call Matilda Watson all the time.



Celotna zgodba se vrti okoli Jay-evih skrivnosti. Ta del me je med vsem še najbolj razočaral, saj sem glavni ‘point’ ugotovila že ob branju prvega poglavja. Kljub vsemu pa je nemogoče odkriti celotno skrivnosti, vendar menim, da bi bila knjiga še boljša, če ne bi bila tako predvidljiva.

The whole story is spinning around Jay and his secrets. That part disappointed me the most, because I figured out the main ‘point’ of the story while reading the first few sentences of Chapter 1. Despite all that the reader can’t discover the whole truth, but I believe that story will be much better if it wouldn't be so predictable.



Ocenim jo z |  My rating is:




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11. januar 2016

Why I Love 2016: book → movie


Vsako leto izzidejo nove knjige in prav tako so vsako leto najboljše predvajane tudi na velikem platnu. Letošnje leto bo, vsaj tako kaže, izredno pestro Smile 

Each year new books are publish and each year the best books of previous years are made into movies too. This year is going to be very interesting Smile



Peti val (The 5th Wave)
by Rick Yancey

Datum izzida | Release date: January 2016 (USA)

PRVI VAL Je odnesel pol milijona ljudi.
DRUGI VAL Je to število osramotil.
TRETJI VALJe trajal malo dlje. Dvanajst tednov … Štiri milijarde mrtvih.
V ČETRTEM VALU ne moreš biti prepričan, da so ljudje sploh še ljudje.
IN PETI VAL?
Nihče ne ve.
Toda prihaja.
Po samotnem delu avtoceste teče Cassie.
Beži pred bitji, ki so le videti kot ljudje. Bitji, ki so razkropila zadnje preživele na Zemlji.
Njena samota pomeni preživetje, dokler ne sreča Evana Walkerja. Zapeljivi in skrivnostni Evan je morda njeno edino upanje.
Cassie mora zdaj izbrati: med zaupanjem in obupom, med kljubovanjem in predajo, med življenjem in smrtjo. Se bo vdala ali uprla? (vir: bukla.si)

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. (source:
Goodreads)


 


Izbira (The Choice)
by Nicholas Sparks

Datum izzida | Release date: 5 February 2016 (USA)

Travis Parker ima vse – dobre prijatelje, prijetno hišico in poklic, ki ga ima rad. Prepričan je, da nič ne more izboljšati njegovega popolnega samskega življenja. Dokler … se v sosednjo hišo ne preseli Gabby Holland. Njuno prvo srečanje je vse prej kot prijazna dobrodošlica, saj v zraku obvisi nelagodje zaradi njegove hrupne zabave in psa bokserja, ki naj bi več kot samo »nadlegoval« njeno čistokrvno škotsko ovčarko. Toda nova soseda se vse bolj zbližujeta in Gabby se nenadoma znajde pred odločitvijo: naj ostane s svojim dolgoletnim fantom Kevinom ali pa se zaplete s Travisom? (vir: bukla.si)


Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life - boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? (source: Goodreads )




Ob tebi (Me Before You)
by Jojo Moyes

Datum izzida | Release date: 4 March 2016 (USA)

Lou Clark ve ogromno stvari. Ve koliko je korakov med njeno službo in njenim domom. Ve, da rada dela v majhni čajnici in ve, da svojega fanta Patricka morda ne ljubi.
Vsekakor pa ne ve in ne pričakuje, da bo izgubila službo in kaj bo to prineslo.
Will Traynor ve, da je v prometni nesreči z motorjem izgubil vse - tudi željo po življenju. Vse se zdi majhno in nič ga več ne veseli. Našel je tudi rešitev, kako to prekiniti.
Vsekakor pa ne ve, da bo v njegovo življenje prišla Lou in sivemu svetu dodala barvo. (vir: Bralnica)



Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. (source: Goodreads)

 

 


Povezani (Allegiant)
by Veronica Roth

Datum izzida | Release date: 18 March 2016 (USA)

Ko Tris s pomočjo prijateljev celemu mestu pokaže posnetek, na katerem njena prednica Edith Prior govori o obstoju življenja zunaj meja in o poslanstvu Razcepljenih, se prebivalcem mesta v temeljih zamaje njihov dosedanji pogled na svet in njihovo mesto v njem. Prisiljeni v iskanje nove identitete se pridružijo bodisi vodji militantnih izobčencev Evelyn, ki želi ukiniti ločine, bodisi novonastali miroljubni skupini Povezanih, ki želi ta temelj njihovega dosedanjega obstoja ponovno vzpostaviti.

Tris in njeni prijatelji pa se po navodilih z videoposnetka, zaradi katerega je ugasnilo toliko življenj, odpravijo preko ograde … A kaj jih tam čaka? Kakšen je svet za ogrado? Kdo je bila Edith Prior? Kako je prišla v mesto? In kako je bila z vsem tem povezana Trisina mama? (vir: bukla.si)

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. (source: Goodreads)





Dekle na vlaku (The Girl On The Train)
by Paula Hawkins

Datum izzida | Release date: 7 October 2016 (USA)

Pelješ se na vlaku in gledaš skozi okno. Ko ustavi na običajni postaji, opazuješ bližnjo hišo. Dobro jo že poznaš. Prav tako par, ki živi v njej. Njuno življenje je popolno, živo nasprotje tvojemu. Želiš si, da bi lahko zamenjala z njima, želiš si njune sreče. Dokler nekega dne ne zagledaš nečesa, česar ne bi smela videti. In v trenutku se vse spremeni. (vir: Bralnica)

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? (source: Goodreads)




Inferno
by Dan Brown

Datum izzida | Release date: 14 October 2016 (USA)

»Išči in našel boš.« Te besede odmevajo v glavi profesorja Roberta Langdona, ko se zbudi v bolnišnici sredi Firenc, ne da bi se spominjal, kako se je znašel v njej. Prav tako ne more pojasniti, od kod skrivnostni predmet v njegovem suknjiču. Ker mu nekdo streže po življenju, se skupaj z mlado zdravnico podata na vratolomni beg po Firencah, znajdeta pa se tudi v Benetkah in Istanbulu. Samo Langdonovo poznavanje skrivnih prehodov in starodavnih skrivnosti ju lahko reši pred kremplji neusmiljenih zasledovalcev. Svet je na robu katastrofe, ključ do rešitve pa se skriva v nekaj verzih Dantejeve Božanske komedije. (vir: Bralnica)


In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered. (source: Goodreads)




Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
by J. K. Rowling and Newt Scamander

Datum izzida | Release date:  18 November 2016 (UK)

Fantastična bitja in kje jih najti, je samo ena izmed mnogih knjig, ki naj bi jih Harry Potter uporabljal pri pouku na Bradavičarki. Sedaj jo lahko v roke vzamemo tudi mu bunkeljni.

A copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.
- Albus Dumbledore (source: Goodreads)




Ostale knjige, ki si jih bomo v bodočnosti lahko ogledali na velikem platnu:
All the other books that are going to be made into movie: 
  • Padli angleli (Fallen) by Lauren Kate - 2016 (USA)
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – in developtment
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll- in development
  • Fifty Shades Darker by E L James - 2017
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green - 2017
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 2017


Se že veseliš katere izmed priredb knjig?

Are you looking forward to seeing some of the movies?

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02. januar 2016

Bralni izziv 2016 | Book Challenge 2016


 

Pozdravljeni :D
Za začetek vam bi vsem zaželela uspešno in zdravo novo leto. Želim vam, da se vam uresničijo vse želje (tudi tiste bolj skrite), ter da bo to leto polno dobrih knjig.

Hello :D
First I want to wish you a successful and happy New Year full of great books.


Letos sem se odločila, da si bom za razliko od ostalih let, sestavila svoj Bralni izziv. Sestavljen je iz 29 zanimivih in tudi ne prelahkih nalog. Upam, da bom na ta način odkrila nove, dobre knjige, ki jih drugače ne bi vzela v roke.

For this year I decided to have my own Book Challenge. I set 29 interesting and not too easy challenges. I'm hopefull that in that way I will discover many new and great books that normally I won't read.



Če želiš se mi lahko pridružiš na Bralnem izzivu. Spodaj lahko izbiraš med slovensko in angleško verzijo, ter si tako res popestriš svoje branje. Samo klikni na sliko, odprla se ti bo v novem oknu, klikni z desno tipko in izberi odpri sliko na novem zavihku, odprla se ti bo v polni velikosti, tako da si jo lahko preprosto shraniš na računalnik.
If you want you can join me on Book Challenge. Below you will find two versions of a challege one in Slovene in one in English. Just click on the image, it will open up in new window, right click on in and choose open picture in new windows, it will open up in full size and you can save it on your computer.
 






 
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