četvrtak, 12. listopada 2017.

Recenzija: Elizabeth Hoyt: Kradljivac sjena

Ništa me ne razveseli više nego kad vidim nastavak serijala koji sa zadovoljstvom pratim. Nakon romana U vučjoj jazbini koje je Znanje izdalo u travnju (ili ožujku, nisam sto posto sigurna), samo 6 mjeseci kasnije (ili 7, je l'...) na police su nam dostavili već četvrti nastavak iz serijala Maiden Lane. Ovaj puta uživamo u romanu pod naslovom Kraljivac sjena.


Review: Elizabeth Hoyt: Thief of Shadows


Finally, here's Winter's story! He's the character that has intrigued me from the first moment I read about him, so I was reading this novel expecting much and getting even more! Today I'm writing about the Thief of Shadows, the novel number 4 in Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt.


četvrtak, 5. listopada 2017.

Recenzija: Kristen Ashley: Deacon


Sjećam se da sam u recenziji o Raidu napisala da mi je on najdraži Ashleyin lik. Nekako se sad dvoumim, jer konkurencija je opasna. Grizem nokte, jao, jao, uzbuđena sam! Raid je bio opušteniji, simpatičniji, zaigraniji. Druga krajnost od onoga što nas u ovom romanu čeka.
Tajanstvenost. Oblak nikad postavljenih pitanja koja se rastežu oko njega. I opasnost. Drugom riječju, Deacon.
Rekla sam također da volim opake frajere vidjeti kako se koprcaju prije nego što otkriju drugu, ljepšu stranu života.
S Deaconom sam se bome i ja koprcala.



Review: Kristen Ashley: Deacon


I remember saying, in my review about Raid, that he was my fovourite Unfinished Hero, yet I'm not so sure anymore. Raid was relaxed, funny and playful and now here we have a man different in every way. A man of mystery, of danger. There is a cloud of mist around Deacon that doesn't let us see much about him.
I've also said I liked to see big bad guys falling hard for a girl, and Deacon gave me just that.
So let's see why I liked this novel so much.


četvrtak, 28. rujna 2017.

Recenzija: Teresa Medeiros: Šarmantni princ


Ako volite ljubavne romane poput mene, vjerojatno je u vašem društvu već netko donio zaključak da živite u bajci. Kad čitam knjigu poput ove o kojoj ću vam danas pisati, svaki puta radim to s osmijehom na licu, sva sretna što mogu biti dio priče u koju me odvede. Jer ima li išta ljepše od tople, živahne obiteljske priče koja podsjeća na to koliko je život zapravo nevjerojatno lijep. Ja bih svoju bajku odabrala u bilo koje doba.
Današnja bajka zove se Šarmantni princ, a prva je iz pera Terese Medeiros koju nam prevodi Mozaik knjiga.


Review: Teresa Medeiros: Charming The Prince


If you love romance novels as much as I do, then I bet you've already been named by someone as a person who lives in their own world, in their own fairy tale. But every time I get the chance to read a book like the one I'm talking about today, I also get the opportunity to remember how beautiful it woul be to live in one. Stories like Charming the Prince (published in 1999) are full of wonder, beauty and bravery and who wouldn't want to live in a world like that? I would choose to live in my own fairy tale every single day.


He's Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. He's a warrior and a man well known for his taste in women. He's also a man stuck with a few very special children. 
As any other warrior he isn't very good at knowing what to do with a bunch of children that demand his attention around the clock, so Bannor makes a hard decision to send his trusting steward to find him a bride. He is to look for a kind and loving woman, one that would take care of his children as if they were her own.
 But his steward comes bach with lady Willow of Bedlingtona, a woman beautiful and brave, the one who has no intentions to play by his rules.

Willow has grown up taking care of many of her step siblings and the only thing she wants is to be truly wanted and not only needed. After meeting Barron, she realizes her wish would never come true. Every now and then a new child is left on his doorstep, and Barron would welcome all of them. Yet, he would never like to to have one with his own wife. 
So Willow has to take matters into her own hands. Great changes are ahead for Bannor the Bold.


This story is, in a way, a Cindarella retelling, but with only few similarities. I liked that the author managed to show us some resemblances but didn't copy the whole concept of the original fairy tale. 

I liked the female protagonist because Williow is a not one of those girls that are created with a purpose to like everything a woman 'should' like. She doesn't think she came to this world to produce children nor she likes to take care for the ones that are not her own. 

Willow is a determined girl, ready to get her hands dirty and cause some problems to make her point. I also like her because she showed no mercy to the Barron's insolent children and her own family members. In short, she was brave enough the stop the ones who made her feel bad, and not only forgive the things that are not ment to be forgiven (which is exactly the thing so many protagonists would do). 


The only thing about this novel that I didn't like is the romantic story between two characters of age of 13 (the relationship that all the characters find normal). Call me old fashioned, but I don't find it entertaining.

Charming the prince is the first novel in Once Upon A Time book series, followed by The Bride and the Beast and A Kiss to Remember.  For all of you who like the modern retellings of classical fairy tales, enjoy!


Here you can find the review of this novel in Croatian.





petak, 22. rujna 2017.

Recenzija: Rachel Van Dyken: Ljubavni posrednik: Pravila igre i Ljubavni posrednik: Nasljednica


S vremena na vrijeme pojavi se roman (ili u ovom slučaju dva) koje bih posebno toplo preporučila muškoj publici. Možda ne bi bilo pametno da se nađem u blizini kojega od njih taman onda dok čitaju jer bih ih vjerojatno ugnjavila pitanjima kako ti se čini ovo ili slažeš li se s onim, ali svakako bi me zanimao generalni dojam koji bi stelki o dva romana o ljubavnim posrednicima.
Danas pišem o ovotjendnim favoritima iz izdanja 24 sata, Ljubavni posrednik: Pravila igre i Ljubavni posrednik: Nasljednica.

Review: Rachel Van Dyken: The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement


Sometimes I get to read a novel (or two) that I would especially like to recommend to my male readers (are there any male readers here? 😅) only to be able to lurk over them and ask crazy questions like do you think that's funny, would you agree, etc. I would really like to know what some of the guys would think about Ian's and Lex's game.
Today, let me say a word or two about The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement.

četvrtak, 14. rujna 2017.

Recenzija: Courtney Milan: Prkosna nasljednica


Nisam fešn guru niti šnajderica, ali nekako mi je uvijek bilo čudno zašto ova dama na naslovnici kombinira ljubičasti baršun, crnu čipku na zelenom korzetu i ovu narančastu...je l' to svila? 😅
Svoju nedoumicu nikad nisam artikulirala, što je zapravo i dobro, jer sve postane jasno već na prvih nekoliko stranica ovog nevjerojatnog bisera pa sam sad ponosna što sam ovo otkrila sama.
Danas pišem o Prkosnoj nasljednici autorice Courtney Milan iz Naklade Neptun. Dobrodošli!

Review: Courtney Milan: The Heiress Effect


It's been a while since I've read the first novel in Brothers Sinister book series and I can't actually believe it took me so much time because the first novel was so beautiful. I'm happy to be writing about the second book, The Heiress Effect, another masterpiece by Courtney Milan.
Welcome!