venerdì 25 aprile 2014

Free e-books (ovvero io adoro Amazon!)

Buona sera miei cari!
Oggi stavo bazzicando su Amazon in cerca di qualche lettura interessante e ho dato un' occhiata anche ai libri in lingua. Personalmente credo che leggere in lingua sia di grande aiuto, tiene in allenamento la nostra capacità di traduttori istantanei e arricchisce il lessico.

Ecco alcuni e-book che ho trovato e che mi sono procurata. Vi invito a provare a leggere in lingua, in fondo (per questa volta) non costa niente!

The Grimm Diaries (volume 1-6) di Cameron Jace

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 
The first book in the Series will be out soon, called SNOW WHITE SORROW. Series Description:
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.

Significance di Shelly Crane

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing, but she's supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. Things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.  They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.  Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

Thirst di Claire Farrell

Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid - a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone's sake. When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive. 

Reckless Magic: the star- crossed Series #1 di Rachel Higginson

16 year old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can't seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and the last private school willing to accept her. She is focused on just getting through graduation until she realizes Kingsley is not like the other private schools she's been to. The students may be different, but so is she. And after meeting Kiran Kendrick, the boy who won't leave her alone and seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality. To top it off, she is being hunted by men who want to kill Kiran and her best friend Lilly is taken away to a foreign prison. Eden finds herself right in the middle of an ancient war, threatening everything she loves. She alone has to find a way to save her best friend and the boy who has captivated her heart.
Reckless Magic is an intricate story about mystery, adventure, magic and forbidden love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine determined to save the world and be with her one, true love before it's too late.

The Ghost and The Graveyard di Genevieve Jack

Grateful Knight isn't looking for love when she moves into a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. At twenty-two, all she wants is to recover financially so she can move back to the city where she belongs. But sparks fly when the gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, introduces himself and mentions his suspicion that her new house might be haunted. Her attraction to him seems supernatural, and despite her resolve to not get involved, she literally can't keep her hands off him. When things in Grateful's house start moving on their own, another man enters her life, Logan, a sexy ghost with a dark secret. He says Rick isn't what he seems, and indulging her passion for him could cost her soul.
One thing's for sure, magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove, and they're converging on Grateful. Life will never be the same once she's forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.

Cornerstone di Kelly Walker

When Emariya Warren learns enemy forces have captured her father, she'll do anything to save him. Anything. Even marry a mysterious prince she knows nothing about in order to rally the strength to arrange a rescue. During her journey to Torian's foreign castle, Emariya comes face to face with her mother's killers--and a deadly secret. Not only does Emariya possess a powerful but unexpected magical gift passed down through each of her families, the prince she's promised to marry possesses a third, and an ominous prophecy has warned the three gifts must never be combined. If she breaks her promise to marry Torian, she won't be able to save her father and if she keeps it, she may bring a curse upon everything she holds dear. Determining which choice is best won't be easy, but when she meets the gorgeous prince who may desire more than just her heart, she realizes she will have to fight just to have a choice at all. Her heart wants him desperately. Her head begs her to run. If she doesn't want to share her mother's fate, she'll have to find a way to untangle the truth from the lies in time to save herself.

Maya's Heart di Violet Nightfall

"Quando il mio incubo ebbe inizio, era inverno e pioveva a dirotto. Gli alberi mostravano senza pudore le teste spoglie, reclinandosi sulla strada come vecchi dormienti. A terra, un manto di foglie rosse, riportava l’immagine di un lago di sangue, doloroso dazio da pagare a ogni gelata. Odiavo l’inverno, il freddo che inaspettato ti coglie, una coperta gelata che rallenta ogni forma di vita, bloccandola un istante prima della morte... Stupidamente, addossavo la colpa di ciò che mi stava accadendo all’inverno e alla sventura che porta con sé; quando hai diciassette anni, non pensi che il mondo ti possa crollare addosso, che tutte le tue certezze possano venir spazzate via da una semplice folata di vento, eppure era proprio così. Logan, mio fratello maggiore, era scomparso da ben due giorni ma nessuno in paese lo cercava o si ricordava più di lui, nemmeno mia madre... come se non fosse mai esistito. Tutti lo avevano dimenticato, tutti tranne me... io non dimentico... mai!"
Benvenuti a Hellsgate, dove l’ospitalità della gente, la prelibatezza culinaria e la tranquillità che ivi si respira, vi faranno desiderare di restare in eterno.
Uno speciale incentrato sulla figura di Maya (personaggio già incontrato nel secondo capitolo della saga) e sulla sua storia. Come ha fatto a finire a Hellsgate? E che cosa si nasconde dietro la figura degli Architetti? Questo e altro nello spin-off dedicato a S. Valentino. In appendice, i racconti vincitori del concorso indetto sulla pagina FB di Hellsgate. Insomma, un ebook da non perdere!

Branded di Keary Taylor

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world. But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear. 

Cosa ne pensate? C'è qualche titolo che vi interessa particolarmente?
Io spero di portare al termine queste letture in breve tempo così da scrivere le recensioni ^^
Ps: ci sono altri titoli che avete letto e volete segnalarmi? Sono curiosa!

A presto,

2 commenti:

  1. Branded sembra interessante, nonostante sia un argomento visto un bel po'! ^-^ però beh, alla fine non costa nulla provare :3
    comunque ho visto che sei nuovissimissima qui!*-* (non che io ci sia da molto, circa un mese prima di te XD) benvenuta! :3 mi fa sempre piacere trovare nuovi blog libreschi :3

    1. grazie elisa per il tuo commento e la tua cortesia ^^
      hai ragione per quanto riguarda "branded" io me lo sono procurata appunto per esercitarmi un po' con l' inglese :)