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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Vampire Academy


Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES…

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…

[publisher's description]

 

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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After You


Jojo Moyes

After You

(This is the sequel to "Me Before You")

Will is gone and Louisa Clark has to learn how to live without him. She has to deal with the terrible emptiness that has appeared in her life. But it's not that easy... First she goes to live in Paris with all its beautiful places, then she moves to another big city - London. But she's still unhappy. She can't move on. She has work she hates and her mum doesn't talk to her. Louisa doesn't live the way Will wished her to live. The only thing she does to deal with her loss is attending meetings of people in mourning. Then one day a mysterious person appears in her life and changes everything...

In my opinion "After You" is an incredible book about how some people can change our lives. It shows us that we can't give up, that there is always someone who needs our help. Louisa is a perfect example of how easy it is to give up, but luckily she meets many amazing people who help her find the right way... The book proves that we can't be alone, that we have to be around people - friends and family. Then our life will be much better. And then we will let the dead ones be at peace...

Karolina Jabłońska

Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece na półce z nowościami zakupionymi z Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Czytelnictwa (więcej informacji: zakładka Zbiory-Nowości-Program Rozwoju Czytelnictwa-Powieść) - polski tytuł to "Kiedy odszedłeś".

 

źródło zdjęcia: amazon.com

 

 

An Illustrated History of the USA


Bryn O'Callaghan

An Illustrated History of the USA

I've chosen this book because I'm into learning both History and English, and Bryn O'Callaghan placed five centuries of history of the USA in the book. It is written in not too advanced a language and has many pictures illustrating the described events, for example: a poster recruiting soldiers to fight for Uncle Sam or a drawing of Pilgrims coming to the New World. Moreover, the book isn't too "heavy", it's only about 130 pages long.

I personally think it's one of the most fascinating books in our school library. Unfortunately, not many students have noticed it so far...

Artur Kamiński

Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece.

źródło zdjęcia: amazon.com

 

The Diary of a Young Girl


Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl

"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank is one of the most striking novels I have ever read. It consists of excerpts from a diary kept by a young teenage girl while in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

The book is a fascinating combination of Anne's emotions, fears, joys and the descriptions of the grim reality of her life. Cut off from the outside world, the family faced hunger, boredom and the necessity to live at close quarters with a group of other peole. In view of those circumstances Anne's sensitive nature, her gifts and spirit seem even more vivid and tragic. Anne's personality shines on every page of the book and it is really moving as we know that  her life was so tragically ended. Anne died in a Nazi concentration camp shortly before the end of the war. With her talent she had a chance to become a well-known writer. Twisted Fate made her one of the most famous diary-keepers in the world instead...

Klaudia Wojciechowska

Książkę znajdziecie w naszej bibliotece na półce z nowościami zakupionymi z Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Czytelnictwa (więcej informacji: zakładka Zbiory-Nowości-Program Rozwoju Czytelnictwa-Biografia/Historia) - polski tytuł to "Dziennik".

źródło zdjęcia: amazon.com