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sabato 19 maggio 2012

Rubriche: Reading books #5 + Series I love You #7


Buongiorno a tutti!
Quest'oggi  ho deciso di creare un unico post per le due rubriche previste, dunque "Reading books" si unisce a "Series I love You".


Uno dei libri che vorrei tanto leggere in italiano, ma che purtroppo al momento nessun editore è intenzionato a pubblicare - almeno per quel che ne so - è "The goddess test" di Aimee Carter (come potete vedere anche nella sidebar a lato). Fa parte di una favolosa serie composta da tre libri, più due novelle intermedie.

Si tratta di un romanzo YA , pubblicato dalla Harlequin Teen, che incontra la mitologia e il mito in questione è quello di Persefone e Ade, il dio degli Inferi. Dopo Starcrossed di Josephine Angelini, un altro romanzo con protagonisti gli dei della mitologia greca. E, anche se non l'ho ancora letto, sono convinta i due romanzi siano molto diversi.
 Contraddistingue The goddess test - l'intera serie, direi - una trama molto originale, che non può non affascinare la maggior parte delle lettrici del genere. Un romanzo che probabilmente tutte noi romantiche e appassionate di storie particolari e fuori dal comune vorremmo leggere.

The Goddess Test #1


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EVERY GIRL WHO HAS TAKEN THE TEST HAS DIED.

NOW IT'S KATE'S TURN.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.

IF SHE FAILS...






The Goddess Hunt #1.5


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A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn....


The Goddess Interrupted #2


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KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.

BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.


The Goddess Legacy #2.5


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For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimé e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness...

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal...

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another...

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before...

Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope...

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.


The Goddess Inheritance è l'ultimo libro della serie, ma non è stato ancora pubblicato. E, mentre chi ha avuto la fortuna di leggere i libri di Aimee Carter e sta attendendo di concludere una delle sue serie preferite, noi aspettiamo ancora - forse invano - di leggerne anche solo uno. Per chi vuole cimentarsi, l'unico opzione è al momento leggerlo in lingua originale... Che ingiustizia!:(

1 commento:

  1. Dire che questa serie mi aveva colpito e' dire poco! Ho divorato Goddess Test e ora sto aspettando che mi arrivi Goddess Interrupted! Peccato che Goddess Hunt e' solo per il kindle :(

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