The Maze Runner

James Dashner

The Maze Runner

Surprising and holding the tension to the very end, this is a book about a group of boys locked in a maze, who have no memories of their previous lives and are left there on their own. I generally knew what to expect because I had already seen the movie based on the book, however, I couldn't tear myself from the pages! Contrary to what I had thought I found a lot of new things in the story.

It is a fantastic book for people who like fantasy.

"The Maze Runner" is the first part of a trilogy.


Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece - polski tytuł: "Więzień labiryntu".

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Charlotte Link


"Cheated" by Charlotte Link is an extremelly surprising thriller. 

Kate Linville, a Scotland Yard policewoman, breaks down when her father is killed - murdered in his own house in a very brutal way. He was the most important person in his daughter's life life so she decides to find the killer herself. Soon Kate discovers that her father was a person totally different from the one she had thought he had been.

The novel stands out because it is told in an unusual way. The plot is surprising from the first page. Charlotte Link once again did not disappoint me. When you're reading "Cheated" you cannot get bored. It is moving fast and you can get to know the point of view of each character, which by the way is characteristic of Link's books.

Of course, the book is not flawless. There are too many threads, which are too complex and sometimes difficult to follow. Although the plot is generally gripping, its complexity makes it a bit harder to understand.

Anyway, "Cheated" certainly is an excellent book and it was a pleasure for me to read it. If you like Charlotte Link's style, the novel is well worth reading.

Julita Smutkiewicz

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The Infernal Devices

Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices series: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess

Tessa Grey, a 16-year-old girl, is trying to find her brother in London under the reign of Queen Victoria. She is kidnapped and by accident discovers her superhuman powers. Then she finds shelter in the London Shadowhunters' Institute where she meets Will and James. Soon each of the boys develops feelings for her... and they are all stuck in one another's lives for a long time...

This is one of the best series of books I have ever read. I could never understand people who cry while reading a book until I read this one. The ending is so touching, moving, charming and unexpected that I couldn't stop the tears...  And the story itself is engaging and intriguing and the characters are curious and uncut in some way.

I really like and recommend "The Infernal Devices" series to everyone who likes to read fantasy and romances...:)

Ola Muchowska

W szkolnej bibliotece znajdziecie cały cykl "Diabelskie maszyny": "Mechaniczny anioł", "Mechaniczny książę", "Mechaniczna księżniczka" oraz następującą po nim serię "Dary Anioła": "Miasto kości", "Miasto popiołów", "Miasto szkła", "Miasto upadłych aniołów", "Miasto zagubionych dusz", "Miasto niebiańskiego ognia" - oba cykle zakupiono w ramach Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Czytelnictwa (więcej informacji: zakładka Zbiory-Nowości-Program Rozwoju Czytelnictwa-Fantastyka).

Na stronie naszego English Book Club znajdziecie też recenzję "Miasta Kości" - pierwszego tomu cyklu "Dary Anioła":)

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The Children of Sanchez

Oscar Lewis

The Children of Sanchez

A surprisingly engaging book about the lives of the poorest... I started without any assumptions and found it difficult to put down. It gives you some insight into the way of life and the way of thinking of those who populated the slums of Mexico City in the 1950s - and the author, being an American anthropologist, lets them talk without interruptions. Those monologues make up an unusual book about family relationships, about life in which love and violence are inseparable, life which forces you to sometimes survive on a few centavos a day, life that makes you watch helplessly while your loved ones suffer or die... I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. 


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Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy


Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi: the fiercest vampires — the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger… and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever…

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I like this book sooo much:) "Vampire Academy" is a series of six books, but I want to tell you about the first one because this is where it all starts. This is the introduction to the whole story of friends that are mentally connected. Rose has the ability to enter Lissa's mind and see with her eyes, which turns out useful in many situations... I won't tell you more to avoid spoilers:)

The frendship between Rose and Lissa is a treasure, I think everyone would like to have something like that in their lives. I recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone:)

Gabrysia Adamkiewicz

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