subota, 31. listopada 2015.

Pobjednici HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAYA 2015 by Ključ za knjigu



TRICK-OR-TREAT!

Znate li uopće išta o Halloweenu?

Hrvati nemaju prijevod iznad spomenute uzrečice, ali tradicija Noći vještica, iliti poznatije, Halloweena polako se popularizira i prihvaća i u našim krajevima.

Prije nekoliko godina kada se proslava tog dana počela reklamirati, javile su se raznorazne organizacije i tijela koja su oštro odbijala prihvatiti prihvaćanje tog "blagdana" nazivajući ga sotonističkim, antireligioznim i "američkim", to jest, umjetnim. Neki još danas okreću očima na spomen Halloweena jer ga smatraju uljezom u našoj kulturi.

Samo ime Halloween skraćenica je izraza All Hallows' Eve. što na hrvatskom znači Sveta večer ili noć uoči Svih svetih jer se slavi 31.listopada. U Hrvatskoj joj je ekvivalent blagdan Svih Svetih (1.studenoga) ili All Hallows Day, ali zaboravlja se, ili se ne zna, da je je proslava Halloweena nastala još u vrijeme kristijaniziranih Kelta s ciljem da se maskiranjem u razna nadnaravna stvorenja poput vještica, vampira ili čudovišta zastraši i otjera smrt (koja tako maskirane ljude ne može prepoznati), obzirom da se duše koje nisu pronašle mir tog dana spuštaju na zemlju i traže osvetu.




četvrtak, 29. listopada 2015.

Review/recenzija: Abigail Gibbs: Dinner with a Vampire/Večera s vampirom



I was planning to write a review of this book after reading the whole The Dark Heroine series, but the third book is not out yet, and a lot of people was asking for it...so here it is.

To be clear, I read just the first book in this series, Dinner with a Vampire,  (the second novel is named Autumn Rose) so I'm just going to write about this one novel.



četvrtak, 22. listopada 2015.

Review/recenzija: Meredith Wild: Hacker series/Hakeri



Well, f*ck. The best thing I read in a while.

I liked this series. I liked them so much I read them all in a few days and now I feel frustrated with myself because the pleasure is gone and only the memories of a helluva good time are left.

I actually have no idea how is it possible for me not to read these novels any sooner! I mean, what's the matter with me? I remember eying them for a long time and being indecisive about reading them for some mysterious, stupid reason I forgot about as soon as I strarted reading the first novel.

Please don't ask me why was I skipping these beauties for so long. I was obviously out of my sane mind for some time. I sincerely hope I'm OK right now :D



četvrtak, 15. listopada 2015.

Review/recenzija: Jessica Daniels: Sweet Addiction Series



Latelly I was really into a god old romance without some magical surprises on every other page.

The series I'm presenting you today is just the thing I've been looking for. There are 3 novels in Sweet Addiction series:

1. Sweet Addiction
2. Sweet Possession
3. Sweet Obsession

which were a real joy to read. Nevertheless, there were some weak points in these novels that I have to point out because I consider them, well...dumb.




četvrtak, 8. listopada 2015.

Review/recenzija: H.M.Ward: Damaged/Slomljena

This duology, Damaged 1 and Damaged 2, follows the The Ferro Family series and the novels have been labeled as New Adult Romance. Ward kicks ass in describing a real and painful emotions that one can feel no matter if one wants it or not. These novels are about love. 

So, if you're expecting some raw and wild sex here, you're wrong! 
Not happening.

The Ferro Family series consists of 3 series: DamagedArrangement i Stripped, and each of those contains a few novels. It could be a little (a lot!) confusing so you can find the details on Goodreads.






subota, 3. listopada 2015.

HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY by Ključ za knjigu

Listopad je mjesec lišća, prvih ozbiljnih kiša, mjesec u kojem trpamo haljinice u stražnje dijelove ormara i izvlačimo jakne.

Uz to je i mjesec na kraju kojeg zapadne zemlje obilježavaju proslavu Halloweena, slavlja koje prethodi danu Svih svetih, a čijim su raznorazna fantastična bića sastavnim dijelom.

I kao što smo u veljači na ovom blogu slavili dan zaljubljenih, tako ćemo i dan vještica, čarobnjaka, vampira i svega ostalog jednako magičnog i mističnog prosaviti jednim darivanjem, ili popularnim giveawayem





četvrtak, 1. listopada 2015.

Review/recenzija: Kate Elliott: Cold Magic/Hladna magija

Science fiction is usualy not my thing. I mean, fiction/fantasy is, but when science comes into the picture, complications always come along.
That's why I surprised my own self after  deciding to give this book a try. I thought maybe it would be a nice exception. 
It wasn't.

This novel is a constant battle of two opposites: the storyline with a great perspective submerged into the forest of boring and unnecessary descriptions that swallow every bit of hope that this could ever be an interesting novel.