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review 2019-01-18 16:03
Bayou Moon / Ilona Andrews
Bayou Moon - Ilona Andrews

The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.

 

One of the main things that I love about the Andrews’ female main characters is that they are very self-sufficient & competent to run their lives. They are acknowledged to be high functioning people by their families & circles of friends. Not only can they handle the vicissitudes of life, they can defend themselves and their dependents.

Another reason that I love their books? The humour. In this book, when Cerise and William first meet, they are both “undercover.” She thinks he’s an ass and secretly calls him Lord Leatherpants. She is smelling rather pungent, and William not-so-secretly calls her the Hobo Queen.

William leaned forward and pointed at the river. “I don’t know why you rolled in spaghetti sauce,” he said in a confidential voice. “I don’t really care. But that water over there won’t hurt you. Try washing it off.”
She stuck her tongue out.
“Maybe after you’re clean,” he said.
Her eyes widened. She stared at him for a long moment. A little crazy spark lit up in her dark irises.
She raised her finger, licked it, and rubbed some dirt off her forehead.
Now what?
The girl showed him her stained finger and reached toward him slowly, aiming for his face.
“No,” William said. “Bad hobo.”



There are, of course, the obligatory rocks in the romance road. As Shakespeare told us, the course of true love never did run smooth. But that line is from Midsummer Night’s Dream and the plot line of this story is more Taming of the Shrew.

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text 2019-01-17 22:05
Finished it!
Diamond Fire - Ilona Andrews

"If fortune smiles on us, this will be your only wedding. This will be a formal affair. Your bride will be wearing a breathtaking gown, you will be wearing a tuxedo, and I will watch you two exchange vows and kiss in front of our entire family and all of our friends, and I will glow with pride at this moment. You will not rob me of that joy. Later I will talk to your father about it and tell him how beautiful it was. Am I making myself clear?"

 

The Scourge of Mexico and the most terrifying Prime in Houston unhinged his manly jaws and said the only thing he could, "Yes, Mother."

 

A fun introduction to the next installment in the Hidden Legacy universe. Nevada and Rogan are about to be married. and Nevada's sister, Catalina is using her newly acknowledged powers to find out who has stolen the bride's tiara and why someone is trying to poison the wedding party. But worse than that, she is also the wedding planner and it's hard work trying to convince a very stubborn bride that blue lilacs are totally wrong for the bouquet.

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quote 2019-01-12 15:47
Nigdy nie zakładaj, że wiesz, jak cierpieli inni.
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quote 2019-01-12 12:34
Musisz posiąść odwagę tego nasiona, Anno.Inaczej pozostaniesz pod ziemią,zgnijesz i umrzesz.Nieistotne,jak bardzo jesteś bystra i ładna i ile masz pieniędzy bądź przyjaciół.Jeśli nie będziesz odważna ,nie zakwitniesz ,tak jak jest ci to pisane.
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review 2019-01-10 21:51
Córki Smoka
Córki smoka - William Andrews

"Córki smoka" to niezwykła książka. To obraz kobiet wziętych do niewoli podczas II wojny światowej. Jest gorzka, trudna i przerażająca. Ale warto po nią sięgnąć, by poznać fakty historyczne. 
Po śmierci adopcyjnej amerykańskiej matki Anna chce poznać swoją biologiczną matkę. W tym celu udaję się do Korei wraz z przybranym ojcem. W ośrodku adopcyjnym dowiaduję się, że jej prawdziwa matka zmarła przy jej porodzie, a ojciec jest nieznany. Zrozpaczona wychodzi i pod ośrodkiem podchodzi do niej staruszka, wręcza jej grzebień z dwugłowym smokiem, adres i prosi by do niej przyszła, wtedy pozna historię o swoim pochodzeniu. 
Nasza bohaterka trafia do mieszkania niezbyt zamożnej, ale eleganckiej kobiety - Hang Je-hee, która twierdzi, że jest jej babcią. Staruszka opowiada jej o pochodzeniu grzebienia i wydarzeniach zaczynających się od japońskiej okupacji Korei i Chin podczas II wojny, kiedy to tysiące kobiet koreańskich zostało niewolnicami japońskich żołnierzy. Były bite, gwałcone, torturowane i mordowane. Jedną z nich była babcia Anny. 
Ta fikcyjna powieść ukrywa w sobie druzgocące i szokujące fakty z historii Korei. Pokazuje nam z jakim piętnem musiały żyć te kobiety zmuszane do prostytucji pod rządami Cesarstwa Japońskiego. Wstyd, hańba i cierpienia jakim były poddawane nigdy nie zostało zadośćuczynione. 
To wyjątkowa książka, która wstrząśnie czytelnikiem i zapadnie na długo w pamięci. Polecam całym sercem.

Dziękuję bardzo za udostępnienie egzemplarza do recenzji Wydawnictwu NieZwykłe.

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