PREVIEW | Sarah J. MAAS: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Ad un anno esatto dall’uscita del primo volume, A Court of Mist and Fury di Sarah J Maas, secondo volume della serie A Court Of Thorns and Roses (anche titolo del primo volume), ha finalmente una cover, una trama e una data. Il 5 maggio 2016 A Court of Mist and Fury sarà infatti acquistabile  sia negli USA che in UK.

 A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Editore Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781619634466
Pagine 432
Prezzo $ 18.99 hardback
$ 13.99 ebook
Uscita 03 may 2016
Acquista Amazon
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A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J Maas

A Court Of Thorns and Roses, book 2

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Il primo volume della serie:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

REVIEW | Naomi NOVIK: Uprooted

Finally my review of Uprooted, a book written by Naomi Novik and published in may 2015 by Penguin Random House. Uprooted is a fantasy that takes its root from fairytales and spins a tale of magic and love.

Review Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Rating: ★★★★½
Editore Penguin Random House
ISBN 9780804179034
Pagine 448
Prezzo $ 25.00 hardback
$ 12.99 kindle
Uscita 19th may 2015
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Naomi Novik

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Review Uprooted by Naomi Novik

He was a thing of books and alembics to me, library and laboratory.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik has that particular feel of an old tale told in front of the fireplace, surrounded by a warm, old and comfy blanket, with a cup of tea or chocolate at hand. It makes you imagine  a tale of adventures, foe, great feat and, maybe, an everlasting love. I don’t like to spoiler things for anyone and with this book it can happen easily. Thus I will not tell anything too specific about the story, you can already decide if it is intriguing or not by reading the plot and the excerpt. I will tell you only this…. Uprooted gave me all of what I listed above and even more. I’m sorry to be so late in speaking of this book because it was one of the best of 2015 for me but it’s not always so simple to put my thoughts on words after reading a book I liked so much.
It starts with a premise non truly original but then takes unespected turns because of the story behind. A story that the author keeps firmly secret till the end, when all is finally clear to the reader. Therefore it’s all revealed by degrees so as to truly appreciate the world Novik has invented. It was this author’s skill that made me appreciate the book more…it’s not really common to find an author that can keep the reader oblivious for the majority of a story, much less for an entire book! And we can’t forget about the MCs! Both the female and male MC are truly inspired. The opposite one of the other. Him, the Dragon. A gruff, rude, sophisticated, sociopathic know-it-all (yeah, I know but he is such a character XD). Her, the peasant. A common, ignorant, wild, unkempt young thing. It is obvious that the clash of wills soon makes any kind of fear Agnieszka could have ever felt pass quickly.
Before this book, I hadn’t read anything of this author but it’s sure now that she has gained a new follower.

SARAH J. MAAS: A Court of Thorns and Roses – book 1/3

COVER REVEAL per la nuova trilogia di Sarah J Maas, già autrice pubblicata in Italia da Mondadori con la sua serie Il Trono di Ghiaccio…di cui trovate la mia recensione del primo (omonimo) volume QUI. A Court of Thorns and Roses, pur rimanendo sempre nel regno del fantastico, ha questa volta per protagonisti il popolo Faerie.

 A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★½☆
Editore Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781408857861
Pagine 432
Prezzo £ 7.99 paperback
£ 7.99 ebook
Uscita 05 may 2015
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A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses #1/3


When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it … or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

La rivelazione dell’antica carta di Karen Marie Moning – Fever #5

Arriva finalmente in libreria l’ultimo appassionante episodio della serie Fever….per ora, speriamo.
Dico per ora perchè il successo di questa serie ha portato alla nascita di uno spin-off, che speriamo Leggereditore pubblicherà, con protagonista Dani…la giovane side seer amica di Mac. Ma veniamo al punto con la scheda del romanzo…

La rivelazione dell’antica carta
Karen Marie Moning

Fever #5

 La rivelazione dell'antica carta di Karen Marie Moning - Fever 5
Editore leggereditore
ISBN 9788865083352
Prezzo € 14.00
Pagine 688
Uscita 1 agosto 2013
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MacKayla Lane era solo una bambina quando lei e sua sorella Alina furono date in adozione e bandite dall’Irlanda per sempre. Vent’anni dopo, Alina è morta e Mac è tornata nel luogo da cui era stata esiliata per dare la caccia all’assassino di sua sorella. Ma dopo aver scoperto di appartenere a una stirpe magica e maledetta, Mac verrà coinvolta nel millenario conflitto tra umani e immortali, in un turbine di eventi in cui nulla sembra esserle risparmiato. Quando la magia nera getta la sua ombra oscura sui destini di chi le sta vicino e una donna misteriosa infesta i suoi sogni, Mac si accorge di non potersi fidare più di nessuno.
Non è certa neppure di sé stessa, né del destino che legge nei disegni neri e cremisi di un’antica carta dei tarocchi. Mac sa solo che la paura uccide, ma non sa ancora quanto può fare l’amore, e dovrà prepararsi ad affrontare l’ultima verità sul suo esilio e sul suo passato.

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