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Yesterday’s Heroes – Heather Long

Yesterday’s Heroes – Heather Long

Editura: Carina Press

Data publicare: 17 septembrie 2012

Numar pagini: 89

 

Sinopsis:

Aurora „Rory” Graystone

Nume de cod: Halo

Abilitati: reflexe si IQ superioare, aptitudinea de a calcula posibilitatile

Misiune: gasirea colegilor disparuti

Rory stie ca este urmarita si nu are de gand sa il lase pe vanator sa o prinda in capcana. Il va confrunta pe urmaritor, un barbat pe care il suspecteaza a fi implicat in disparitia celorlalti super eroi – daca poate ignora sentimentul de atractie care o cuprinde de fiecare data cand e langa el…

Michael Hunter

Nume de cod: Hard Target

Abilitati: agent si lunetist expert

Misiune: uciderea Aurorei Graystone

Unul dintre cei cinci barbati disperati, trimisi inapoi in trecut pentru a salva viitorul, Michael crede ca eliminarea lui Rory este cheia misiunii sale. Dar chiar atunci cand tinteste, o secunda de indoiala il fac sa rateze impuscatura. 

Topiti in mrejele pasiunii si prinsi intr-o infruntare cu destinul, vor putea Rory si Michael sa lucreze impreuna pentru a schimba viitorul? Sau tocmai au declansat evenimentele terifiante pe care calatorii in timp incercau sa le previna?

Parerea mea:

Multumesc editurii Carina Press si autoarei, Heather Long, pentru ca mi-au oferit aceasta carte pentru recenzie.

Nu pot sa spun ca nu mi-a placut romanul Yesterday’s Heroes, insa ma asteptam la cu totul altceva. Sinopsisul si coperta te duc cu gandul la un roman cu spioni, misiuni secrete si multa aventura. Avem spioni, avem o misiune, insa..suspansul si aventura nu sunt prezente in doza in care m-as fi asteptat. Cartea pare mai mult un fel de..preludiu al unei serii, desi din cate stiu, nu este asa. Din pacate. Pentru ca ideea pe care este construita mi se pare interesanta si e pacat ca a fost tratata intr-un mod destul de superficial.

Povestea are ca personaje doua grupuri: unul de super eroi din trecut, din anii 1960 si unul de spioni din prezent, trimisi in trecut pentru a impiedica lumea sa evolueze intr-o directie dezastruoasa. Dar lucrurile iau o turnura neasteptata in momentul in care unul dintre spioni si una dintre super eroine simt o atractie de neinteles unul pentru celalalt. Si nici unul dintre ei nu reuseste sa ii reziste. Cartea se axeaza pe momentele in care Rory este capturata de echipa spionilor si incepe usor usor sa inteleaga despre ce este vorba. Ajunge sa nu mai priveasca spionii din viitor ca pe niste dusmani, in special pe unul anume, insa in acelasi timp echipa ei de super eroi incearca sa o salveze, fiind la un pas de un dezastru. Iar Rory este singura care il poate opri.

Ramai insa cu o multime de intrebari, acesta fiind si motivul pentru care spuneam ca romanul pare mai mult o introducere intr-o poveste mai ampla. Autoarea nu ne ofera explicatiile pentru disparitia a doi membrii din echipa Aurorei, nu detaliaza cine este inamicul ambelor grupuri care va conduce lumea spre pieire si nu clarifica misterul legat de eroina si implicarea ei in cursul evenimentelor din viitor.

Ce mi-a placut insa este modul in care te face sa te gandesti la destin. La finalul cartii, este imposibil sa nu incerci sa iti dai seama daca actiunile noastre sunt determinate de soarta sau dimpotriva, daca ceea ce facem ne modifica cursul vietii.

Probabil daca autoarea va continua candva povestea, voi fi curioasa sa o citesc, pentru ca pana am ajuns la ultima pagina, mi-a placut destul de mult. Insa, daca Yesterday’s Heroes ramane o carte de sine statatoare, sentimentul cu care raman este unul de dezamagire.

Bile albe:

– Atat cat este, actiunea reuseste sa fie antrenanta si sa te tina destul de captivat. Povestea este destul de bine legata, anumite aspecte sunt tratate in detaliu si pana spre final (atunci cand descoperi sfarsitul brusc), nu ai deloc sentimentul ca lipseste ceva.

Bile negre:

– Incomplet. Acesta este cuvantul care iti ramane in minte dupa ce termini romanul. O poveste buna, cu idei interesante, personaje bine construite si un stil de scriere frumos. Insa toate acestea atarna in balanta mult mai usor fata de dezavantajul dat de finalul brusc si de aspectele care raman neclarificate.

English version:

Sinopsis:

Aurora „Rory” Graystone
Codename: Halo
Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for calculating probabilities
Mission: find missing teammates

Rory knows she’s being watched, and she’s not about to let the hunter catch her in his trap. She’ll confront her stalker, a man she suspects is involved in the disappearances of other superheroes—if she can ignore the sensual heat that fills her every time he’s near…

Michael Hunter
Codename: Hard Target
Abilities: expert tracker and sniper
Mission: kill Rory Graystone

One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Michael believes eliminating Rory is the key to his mission. But even as he takes aim, a split second of doubt causes him to miss his shot.

Drawn together by passion, and on a collision course with fate, can Rory and Michael work together to change the future? Or have they set in motion the horrific history the time travelers are trying to prevent?

My opinion:

I received this book by courtesy of Carina Press publisher and the author, Heather Long. Thank you for offering me Yesterday’s Heroes in order to write a review. Because English is not my native language, please excuse the possible mistakes.

I can’t say I didn’t like this novel, but I was expecting something totally different. The description and the cover make you think about a story with spies, secret missions and lots of adventures. We have spies, we have a mission but..the suspense and the adventures are not in the quantity I was hoping.  The novel looks more like an introduction to a series, but from what I saw, it’s not. Unfortunately. Because the main idea it’s really interesting and it’s a pity that it was treated in a somehow superficial way.

The story talks about two groups: one of super heroes from the past (1960) and one of spies from the present, sent in the past to stop the disastrous evolution of the world. But everything changes when one of the spies and one of the super heroes feel an inexplicable attraction for the other one. And neither manage to resist. The book focuses on the moments when Rory is captured by the spies and she slowly begins to understand their mission. She stops seeing them as enemies, especially one of them, but in the same time, her team of super heroes  tries to save her, almost sending the world to disaster. And Rory is the only one able to stop this.

Unfortunately, at the end of the book, you have a lot of questions. This is why I was saying before that the book looks more like an introduction to a larger story. The author doesn’t offer any explanation for the disappearance of two members of Rory’s team, she doesn’t specifies who is the enemy of both teams who will lead the world to disaster and she doesn’t clarify the mystery regarding the protagonist and her implication in the future’s events.

What I liked is the way the book makes you think about destiny. At the end of the novel, it’s impossible not to try to understand if our actions are conditioned by the fate or on the contrary, if the way we act modifies our path.

Probably if the author will continue someday the story, I will be curious to read it, because until I got to the last page, I actually liked it. But, if Yesterday’s Heroes remains an independent book, the main feeling about it is disappointment.

Pros:

– The action manages to keep you entertained and it’s really engaging. The story is well written, some subjects are very well detailed and until the last page (when you discover the sudden ending), you don’t feel that something is missing.

Cons:

– Incomplete. This is the word that keeps popping in my mind after I finished the novel. A good story, with interesting ideas, well described characters and a nice writing style. But all of this become pale in comparison with the sudden ending and the mysteries that remain unsolved.

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