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Reassigned (seria Codename Fairy Godmother, volumul 1) – Tanjlisa Marie

Reassigned (seria Codename Fairy Godmother, volumul 1) - Tanjlisa MarieReassigned (seria Codename Fairy Godmother, volumul 1)

Tanjlisa Marie

Data aparitie: 31 octombrie 2012

Numar pagini: 525

 

Sinopsis:

Ce primesti atunci cand imbini povestea Larei Croft din Tomb Rider cu cea a lui Tinker Bell?

Faceti cunostinta cu Agenta Thunder, cea mai dura zana vanator din Organizatia Zanelor Bune. Aflati ce se intampla atunci cand cea mai buna zana vanator din Organizatie il intalneste pe cel mai infiorator inamic de pe Pamant si este repartizata pe o noua pozitie. In ciuda faptului ca se afla in programul de protectie al Organizatiei Zanelor Bune, Agenta Thunder este descoperita pana la urma de Ciaran, ademenitorul spiridus ucigas din cauza caruia a fost nevoita sa se ascunda. Ciaran, un seducator versat ii castiga increderea zanei si ii prezinta experiente la care ea nici macar nu se gandise. Nu pare a fi atat de amenintator pe cat a fost Thunder lasata sa creada..sau cel putin asa spera. Pe masura ce petrec tot mai mult timp impreuna iar sentimentele evolueaza, zana descopera adevarul ce ii va schimba viata – adevar ce nu il priveste doar pe spiridusul ticalos ci se refera si la conspiratiile ce inconjoara Organizatia si la toate credintele ei de pana atunci.

Daca va plac eroinele puternice, inamicii seducatori, scenele de actiune, zanele nud, spiridusii ucigasi, creaturile magice, conspiratiile sau scenele fierbinti, atunci cartea aceasta este pentru voi.

Parerea mea:

In urma cu cateva zile, vorbind cu cineva despre cartile fantasy publicate in ultimii ani, ajunsesem la concluzia ca s-au cam epuizat ideile originale si ca tot ce apare acum are ca subiect aceleasi si aceleasi creaturi fantastice, prezentate insa in diferite reinterpretari. Avem vampiri clasici, vampiri vegetarieni, romantici, sclipitori, vampiri ce se folosesc de magie pentru a nu fi distrusi de soare, etc. De asemenea,varcolaci clasici, varcolaci ce se transforma oricand doresc, fara sa mai depinda de luna plina, altii care se transforma in functie de anotimpuri, etc. La fel si cu zeii, ingerii sau nefilimii si in principiu, cam cu orice alte fiinte supranaturale. Iar povestile urmeaza de multe ori scenarii destul de asemanatoare si in acelasi timp si destul de previzibile.

Reassigned, primul  volum al seriei Codename Fairy Godmother a picat la fix, ca pentru a-mi demonstra cat de gresite erau gandurile mele. Ii multumesc autoarei, Tanjlisa Marie, pentru sansa de a citi acest roman. Eram destul de nesigura la inceput daca imi va placea sau nu, insa ma bucur ca m-a facut totusi destul de curioasa pentru a-l incerca. Pentru ca povestea aceasta a fost cu mult peste asteptari si m-a surprins la fiecare pagina!

Presupun ca ati observat ca de multe ori, odata ce ai prins firul povestii si te-ai familiarizat cu personajele si cu relatiile dintre ele, deja poti banui care va fi cursul actiunii. Intr-adevar, de cele mai multe ori apar si indeajuns de multe rasturnari de situatie care te tin cu sufletul la gura, insa per ansamblu, ai deja o idee despre cum se va incheia probabil povestea. Ei bine, in cazul romanului Reassigned, lucrurile stau cu totul diferit. Autoarea merge in directii atat de neasteptate incat nu ai nici macar o secunda vreo banuiala cu privire la ce se va intampla. Am fost uimita sa descopar ca atunci cand incercam sa imi imaginez un posibil curs al intamplarilor, nu puteam sa imi formez nici cel mai vag scenariu.

In Reassigned, descoperim rasa zanelor bune, cele care indeplinesc dorintele copiilor. Insa, cum pentru implinirea unui vis este nevoie si de un pret, in timp s-a dezvoltat si o ramura a Organizatiei care se ocupa de recuperarea datoriilor. Copii care ajung la varsta maturitatii incercand sa se eschiveze de datoria lor sunt „vanati” de niste zane total neobisnuite, fara aripi, rochii pufoase, sclipiciuri si pasteluri. Agenta Thunder este una dintre acestea. In momentul in care ea da nas in nas cu un barbat ce pare a fi mai mult decat un om obisnuit, este avertizata de caracterul malefic al acestuia si mutata pe un post de zana obisnuita, ce interactioneaza cu copii in vederea implinirii dorintelor acestora. Avem parte aici de cateva scene irezistibile, in care zana cea dura este la un pas de a imbraca fortat rochii de printesa, de a primi o camera roz si de a i se impune schimbari de look si de personalitate imposibil de dragalase. Iar noile misiuni sunt si ele departe de tot ceea e facea inainte cu mare placere.

Intalnindu-se insa din nou cu inamicul diabolic, ce e de fapt un spiridus seducator, alege sa descopere singura adevarul despre el si observa ca ceea ce i s-a spus pana atunci despre el pare a fi in totalitate fals. Povestea lor de dragoste ia insa intorsaturi ciudate, iar Thunder afla secrete atat de marcante atat despre spiridusul Ciaran, cat si despre ea insasi si neamul ei incat intreaga viata ii este data peste cap. Finalul este departe de orice ar putea sa isi imagineze cititorii. Absolut nici o presupunere nu este reala si nimic din ceea ce ati putea banui nu se va intampla.

Am fost incantata de cartea aceasta! Autoarea creeaza o societate si o istorie in totalitate noua si completa a speciei zanelor. Avem zane luptatoare si zane diafane, magie, extraterestrii, spiridusi sexy si alte fiinte supranaturale, un copil geniu, un trib primitiv stravechi si legende antice, suspans si momente induiosatoare si cateva personaje fermecatoare. Pe langa subiectul principal, autoarea introduce si cateva fire narative secundare la fel de interesante, care ofera si mai multa savoare povestii. Asadar, daca aveti chef de o poveste fantasy total diferita fata de ce ati citit pana acum, incercati cu incredere Reassigned.

Bile albe:

– Ideile unice, foarte originale si complexitatea povestii pe care o descoperim treptat.

Bile negre:

– Inceputul  putin cam lent si in care se insista prea mult pe placerea indusa zanei de frica oamenilor pe care trebuie sa ii determine sa isi plateasca datoria pentru dorinta implinita in copilarie. Desi importanta pentru a crea un contrast cat mai mare intre misiunile acestea si cele care ii sunt date mai tarziu, as fi preferat ca aceste pasaje sa fie mai comprimate.

English version:

Sinopsis:

What do you get when you splice Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft with Tinker Bell?

Meet Agent Thunder, a kick-butt Huntress with the Fairy Godmother Organization (FGO). Find out what happens when the FGO’s #1 bounty hunter encounters Earth’s most infamous villain and gets Reassigned for her own protection. While in her fairy godmother protection program, Agent Thunder is eventually tracked down by Ciaran, the alluring terminator-leprechaun that she went into hiding to evade in the first place. Ciaran, a seasoned seducer gains the fairy godmother’s trust and introduces her to experiences she’s never even contemplated He doesn’t appear to be as menacing as Agent Thunder was led to believe . . . or so she thought. As they spend more time together and feelings evolve she soon discovers the life-altering truth, not only about the villainy leprechaun, but about conspiracies surrounding the FGO, and everything she’s ever held as gospel.

If you like chicks that kick butt, conflicted villains, arbitrary fight scenes, nude fairy godmothers, terminator-leprechauns, pixies, conspiracies, or hot and heavy petting, then this book is for you.

My opinion:

A few days ago, while talking to someone about the fantasy books published in the last period, I concluded that the original ideas are used-up and that anything published now has the same fantasy creatures, only shown in different presentations. We have classical vampires, vegetarian ones, romantic ones, shiny ones, vampires that use magic in order to walk in the sunlight and so one. Also, we meet classical werewolves, others that can shift anytime they want, not depending anymore of the full moon, werewolves that shift according to the seasons, etc. The same with gods, angels and any other kind of supernatural beings. And the stories are often going in the same direction, being pretty predictable.

Reassigned, the first book in Codename Fairy Godmother series came in the perfect moment, showing me that I was wrong. I must thank the author, Tanjlisa Marie for the opportunity to read this book. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure that I’ll like the book, but I’m glad it made me curios enough to try it. Because the story was beyond expectation and every chapter surprised me!

I suppose you saw that most of the times, once you got the storyline and you meet the characters, you already suspect what’s going to happen next. Of course, usually there are enough twists and turns, so you still feel the tension, but overall, you have an idea about the ending. Well, in Reassigned, the things are totally different. The author takes some directions which are so unexpected that you can’t guess even for a second what’s coming next. I was surprised to see that when I was trying to imagine a possible ending, I wasn’t able to create even the slightest plot.

In Reassigned, we meet the fairy godmothers race, the ones that usually make the kids’ wishes to come true. But, because a dream turned in reality has a price, the Fairy Godmother Organization has a department responsible for the debts recovery. The children that grow up without fulfilling their part of the bargain are “hunted” by some weird fairies, without wings, fluffy dresses, glitter and pastels. Agent Thunder is one of the Huntresses. When she meets a man that seems to be much more than a simple human being, she is warned about his malefic character and reassigned in a normal fairy godmother job, in order to interact with children and make their wishes come true. We get here some irresistible moments, when the tough Huntress is almost forced to wear a princess dress, to receive a pink room and to support some makeover changes that are way too sweet and cute. And her new missions are very far away from the job she used to have and used to love.

Meeting again with the diabolic villain, who is a seductive leprechaun, she chooses to discover alone the truth about him. And soon, she sees that everything she heard about him seems to be false. Their story has some weird turns and Thunder finds out some secrets about Ciaran, the leprechaun, about herself and her extended family which are so shocking that her whole life is inverted. The ending is far from anything the readers might imagine. None of the guesses are real and nothing that you could suspect is going to happen.

I was delighted by this book!  The author creates a fairies’ society and a history extremely new and complex. We have warrior fairies, ethereal fairies, magic, ETs, sexy leprechauns and other mystic beings, a genius child, a primitive tribe and some ancient legends, suspense and thrilling moments and some charming characters. In addition to the main idea, the author introduces some interesting secondary storylines that make the book even more captivating. So, if you need a very different fantasy story, choose Reassigned!

Pros:

– The unique and original ideas and the complexity of the story we slowly discover.

Cons:

The book’s beginning is a little too slow and there is an insistence over the pleasure the fairy gets from the people’s fear when she hunts them in order to pay the price for their wish. Although it’s important in order to create a contrast between this missions she loves and the ones she’ll have later, I think this expansion of these fragments was not such a good idea.

Alte recenzii care te-ar putea interesa:

The Goddess Test (seria Goddess Test, volumul 1) – Aimee Carter

Beta (seria Annex, volumul 1) – Rachel Cohn

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