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The 39 clues

Posted in Abroud, Aventuri, Cărţi, Others on 23 Iunie 2011 by vps

1 – The maze of bones by Rick Riordan

Grace Cahill, the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family, left her descendants an impossible decision: „You have a choice — one million dollars or a Clue.” 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family’s deepest secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what’s important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

2 – One false note by Gordan Korman

THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and HOLD EVERYTHING! They’re being chased by an angry mob?!?

3 – The sword thief by Peter Lerangis

ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance?

 

 

 

4 – Beyond the grave by Jude Watson

A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what’s behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do?

 

5 – The black circle by Patrick Carman

Amy and Dan were last seen in Egypt, hunting for one of the 39 Clues that could make them the most powerful people on earth. But no one has seen the siblings since. Has the ruthless Irina Spasky finally tracked them down? Or worse . . . the Madrigals?

 

 

6 – In too deep by Jude Watson

Are some secrets better left buried? As Amy and Dan track the next Clue to a remote corner of the world, they make shocking discoveries about the source of the Cahills’ power and the mystery of their parents’ deaths.

 

 

 

7 – The viper’s nest by Peter Lerangis

It’s no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet when the most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan’s past is unveiled.

 

 

 

8 – The emperor’s code by Gordon Korman

It’s the most dangerous Clue search yet. As their enemies crowd in, Amy and Dan find themselves separated for the first time ever. The choice lies before them: Find the next Clue, or find their way back to each other.

 

 

 

9 – Storm warning by Linda Sue Park

Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan have encountered some of the darkest aspects of history . . . and had to deal with the role their family played. But are they ready for the truth?

 

 

 

10 – Into the gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Amy and Dan follow a hint to England where they discover shocking information about a famous writer. But they soon realize that they’re searching for more than a Clue. With the hunt drawing toward its explosive conclusion, it’s up to Amy and Dan to stop their dangerous enemies … and save the world.

 

 

11 – Vespers rising by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson

The Cahills thought they were the most powerful family the world had ever known. They thought they were the only ones who knew about Gideon Cahill and his Clues. The Cahills were wrong. Powerful enemies — the Vespers — have been waiting in the shadows. Now it’s their time to rise and the world will never be the same. In Vespers Rising, a brand new 39 Clues novel, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman and Jude Watson take on the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers, and the last, terrible legacy Grace Cahill leaves for Amy and Dan.

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The underland chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Posted in Abroud, Aventuri, Cărţi, Others, Tunele on 22 Iunie 2011 by vps

În perioada 2003-2007, Suzanne Collins a scris o serie de cărţi numită: The underland chronicles al cărei personaj principal este Gregor un băiat de 11 ani. Seria conţine 5 cărţi:

1. The underland chronicles 1 – Gregor the overlander

It’s the beginning of summer and everyone is going off to camp except Gregor, an 11-year-old boy from New York City. Since his father’s disappearance from their New York City home, he has been helping out with taking care of his little sisters, especially two-year-old Boots. Gregor sacrifices his chance to go to camp, letting his other sister go instead. While doing laundry in the basement of his apartment building, Boots disappears down an air chute and Gregor goes after her. At the bottom of this inner-city rabbit hole, the two find themselves in the Underland surrounded immediately by giant cockroaches, or crawlers. The story moves quickly as the two Overlanders are taken to the Queen of the Underlander humans, where Gregor learns of a prophecy which focuses on him and a quest to find his missing father. He travels with bats, crawlers, spinners (giant spiders), a rat, and two of the royal Underlanders. Gregor spends his time between protecting Boots, who doesn’t know she needs to be protected, and becoming the leader of the questors who must not only save his father, but also save the Underlanders’ kingdom.

2. The underland chronicles 2 – Gregor and the prophecy of bane

It takes a bit of time to catch up on characters and events from the first book, but enough hints are dropped along the way to make this accessible to new listeners. Gregor is an Overlander, an 11-year-old who lives in New York City. Boots, his toddler sister, disappears into the Underland, a vast world beneath the city thats populated by enormous bats, cockroaches, and rats, while sledding in Central Park. Gregor knows he must return to the strange underground kingdom of Regalia to rescue her. Boehmer gives each character a distinctive voice, and he has the tone and timing of toddler Boots down perfectly. His voice reflects the change in Gregor as he matures under the weight of his responsibilities.

3. The underland chronicles 3 – Gregor and the curse of the warmbloods

This third book continues the saga of Gregor’s adventures in the amazing subterranean world under New York City. This time the 11-year-old is trying to save victims of an Underland plague, including Ares, his giant bat bond-mate, and Gregor’s own mother. The quest for the cure takes the boy and his friends into new sections of the Underland where plants are carnivorous and a giant lizard serves as a guide. The Overlander is again joined on his quest by Boots, his toddler sister; Ripred, the rat; and Temp, the giant cockroach. As before, the quest is guided by a prophecy that only becomes clear in the later stages of the book.

4. The underland chronicles 4 – Gregor and the marks of secret

Gregor and his sister Boots are regular visitors to Underland, where their mother is slowly recovering from injuries incurred in the previous episode. Gregor is supposed to be studying echolocation with his rat friend, Ripred the Gnawer, but hes doing very badly. Ripred has his own problems, largest of which is Bane, the once-sweet little baby Gnawer whom the protagonist refused to kill in Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane. Bane, now a half-grown monster of a rat, is surprisingly charismatic yet emotionally stunted and easily controlled by the forces of evil. When Queen Luxa gets a message that the mice that saved her life in the jungle are in trouble, she and Gregor head out to investigate, accompanied by her cousin Howard, several bats, Gregors sisters, and a brave cockroach named Temp.

5. The underland chronicles 5 – Gregor and the code of claw


Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep The Prophecy of Time from Gregor. Gregor knows it must say something awful but he never imagined just how awful: It calls for the warrior’s death. Now, with an army of rats approaching, and his mom and sister still in Regalia, Gregor the warrior must gather up his courage to help defend Regalia and get his family home safely. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor’s hands, and time is running out. There is a code to be cracked, a mysterious new princess, Gregor’s burgeoning dark side, and a war to end all wars.

Pe mine această serie mă trimite cu gândul la ceva în genul seriei Tunele:). Sper că o să o publice şi la noi. Poate Nemira o va găsi şi o va publica căci tot ei au adus-o pe Suzanne Collins în România.

Focul din adânc şi CJ

Posted in Abroud, Others on 22 Iunie 2011 by vps

Pe gigantica mea listă de cărţi ce urmează a fi cumpărate se află şi Focul din adânc. Astăzi, căutând informaţii despre cărţi de prin străinătate am dat peste The fire within (numele original al cărţii). De parcă nu aş fi fost deja obişnuit cu atâtea continuări lăsate baltă de editurile noastre, în special CJ, azi am găsit încă o serie a cărei continuări probabil nu o voi citi niciodată. Seria are până acum 5 volume (nu ştiu dacă o să mai apară şi altele), iar coperţile sunt foarte faine (mie unul îmi plac mult)…Sper ca cei de la CJ să continue seria, deşi nu cred că o s-o facă.

Sinopsis:

David îi descoperă repede pe dragoni când se mută în casa lui Liz şi a lui Lucy. Figurinele de lut ocupă fiecare loc liber din casă! Dar când lui David i se dă propriul dragon special, începe să dezlege misterioasele lor secrete şi să descopere focul din adânc.

Mai jos coperţile seriei The last dragon chronicles:

My books (17)

Posted in Aventuri, Cărţi, My books on 21 Iunie 2011 by vps

Timpuri de dinainte de Animorfi – volumul 1 – Cronicile după Ellimist – de K.A.Applegate

Timpuri de dinainte de Animorfi – volumul 2 – Cronicile Hork-Bajirilor – de K.A.Applegate

Tarzan – Tarzan din neamul maimuţelor – de Edgar Rice Burroughs

My books (16)

Posted in A venit poşta!, Aventuri, Cărţi, My books, Vampiri on 19 Iunie 2011 by vps

În ultimele zile, de fapt, săptămâni, am adunat ceva cărţi: unele comandate, altele câştigate:)

Vampiraţii – volumul 1 – Demonii oceanelor – de Justin Somper

Vampiraţii – volumul 2 – Adâncurile morţii – de Justin Somper


Vampiraţii – volumul 3 – Vremurile terorii – de Justin Somper

Cartea neagră a secretelor – volumul 1 – de F.E.Higgins

Jurnalele vampirilor – volumul 1 – Trezirea – de L.J.Smith

Jurnalele vampirilor – volumul 2 – Lupta – de L.J.Smith

Jurnalele vampirilor – volumul 3 – Furia – de L.J.Smith

Jurnalele vampirilor – volumul 4 – Reuniunea – de L.J.Smith

Oksa Pollock – volumul 1 – Tărâmul invizibil – de Anne Plichota şi Cendrine Wolf

Şi: Dinastiile – volumul 1 – Războiul reginelor – partea 1 şi partea 2 – de Oana Stoica Mujea + semnul de carte „Give up the ghost” câştigate la concurs pe blogul Deei.

My books (15)

Posted in Aventuri, Cărţi, Dragoni, My books on 9 Iunie 2011 by vps

Castelul Cant – volumul 1 – Secretul castelului Cant – de K.P.Bath

Castelul Cant – volumul 2 – Evadate din Castelul Cant – de K.P.Bath

Moştenirea – volumul 1 – Eragon – de Christopher Paolini

Moştenirea – volumul 2 – Eragon II:  Cartea primului născut – de Christopher Paolini

Moştenirea – volumul 3 – Brisingr – de Christopher Paolini

My books (14)

Posted in Aventuri, Cărţi, My books, Vampiri on 4 Iunie 2011 by vps

Legendeer – volumul 1 – Umbra minotaurului – de Alan Gibbons

Legendeer – volumul 2 – Legiunea vampirilor – de Alan Gibbons

Legendeer – volumul 3 – Războinicii corbului – de Alan Gibbons

Porţi de cristal – volumul 1 – Insula – de Rebecca Moesta şi Kevin J. Anderson

Cronicile Imaginarium Geographica – volumul 1 – Aici, în tărâmul dragonilor – de James A. Owen