"Ruby Red" is the first book of the bestseller "Time Travel/Ruby Red" trilogy written by Kerstin Gier, published in 2009. The book tells the story of Gwen Sheperd and her time travelling.
One day the main character of the book, Gwen, discovers that it's not her cousin, as their grandmother thought, but she who has the family gift. The other person who also has the gene that is the family legacy is Gideon de Villiers - a cheeky, arrogant and drop-dead gorgeous boy with whom Gwen immediately falls in love. All the other time travellers are either dead or have escaped with the help of a chronograph (a time machine). Now Gwen nas to solve mysterious puzzles from the past and defeat the clever Count de Saint Germain...
Kerstin Gier wrote "Ruby Red" in a very accessible way. I think everyone can like this book. The characters are well built and their intentions are understandable. The plot is fantastic and engrossing from the very beginning until the end.
To sum up, "Ruby Red" is a beautiful story about adventures, discovering yourself, understanding others and family bonds. I can recommend it to everyone who likes adventures and fiction combined with a bit of romance.
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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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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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"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.
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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...:)
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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