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Friday, February 22, 2013

Blog Tour Love Lines by Diana Nixon: Review




Love lines series
The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about one special place, where those gifted people studied.
Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
But one day everything changes. Eileen finds out that she belongs to the mysterious world of unnatural and the destiny leads her to Dever – a closed university for the people like her.
Nothing will ever be the same again…
New life, new friends, new enemies…
But the true love will never let her down. It will help to go through everything….
#1 – Love lines
The story begins with a strange dream, which has been torturing Eileen for nights. Trying to find out its hidden meaning she leans on her best friend Amanda for help. The two of them go to a fortune-teller, who predicts changes in Eileen’s life.
Eileen and Amanda, whose family is one of the seven founders of Dever, go there to start new life and get education. Coming to the university Eileen meets Christian, Amanda’s brother, whom she falls in love with from the very first sight. But, as it turns out later, Christian is in love with her too.
They couldn’t even imagine that many years ago their lives were bound by magical spells. But now they have to find out why…

My thoughts: I just finished this book and let me tell you that I liked it very much!!


Love Lines is a beautiful story, full of mystery, magic, friendship and love, and the world created by Diana Nixon is so beautifully imagined, that from the moment I started reading it I remembered the baby Bonnie (aka me), at the age of twelve, when I first opened a Harry Potter book. This novel brought me the same feeling of warmth and joy.

The story begins when Eileen, after growing up like a normal girl for almost eighteen years, finds out from her best friend, Amanda, that she has magic in her blood and the only place where she can learn to master them in the University of Dever.
“Don’t freak out, Eileen. It‟s okay, we should go with her. It’s safe.”

Really? I smile ironically to myself. Is this one of those times I shall just nod wordlessly and follow Amanda wherever she’s heading for? Apparently, yes.
Haunted by strange dreams and not even sure if she can trust all the things her best friend said, Eileen follows her to the famous school, where she reunites with Christian, Amanda's older brother. After their first touch, the strong connection between them becomes immediately visible.

“Hello, Christian,” I replied, offering my hand awkwardly in response.

What happened next just couldn‟t be explained in simple words. As our hands touched, I was shocked by an invisible electric discharge. The lacy lines of my dreams began to bind our added hands; because of this my heart skipped several beats, and the tingling on my shoulder turned into a feeling of warm and very gentle touch of someone's hand.
But Eileen isn’t eighteen yet, so she can’t attend the courses of the University. That’s when Evan, Christian’s best friend and one of the best students of Dever steps in, becoming her tutor. With his and Christian’s and Amanda’s help, Eileen discovers her powers, and her origin along with them. She also makes some new friends who will stay by her side. And as the new facts come to the surface, those involved realize the great danger that Eileen will be in when she turns eighteen.
“Really?” I asked doubtfully. Was there anything I still could call as good news?
“Yes. As it was expected, the beginning of your studies has been suspended for a month. But instead you have to go through special training.”
“Oh, and who will do this training with me? Alexis?” I wondered.
“No. Me,” Evan smiled happily.
“You?!

The mystery surrounds you at every step and the action turns upside down when you least expect it. The fact that you get to see both Christian’s and Eileen’s point of view makes the story even more interesting. We also get to see some really nice romantic moments between them.
"Have I already Told you how beautiful you were today?"

"Apart from the FEW hundred times? No, "she said turning to face me.
"You were the most beautiful flower this evening. No masterpieces of Embry CAN change this fact, "I said leaning over to kiss her lips.

The ending is totally unexpected, but we finally find out who the villain is, and why our heroes have to go through so many bad thing. This ending left me with the need to read the second installment as soon as possible and I'm sure it will happen the same to you, when you get your hands on it.

He is your light, you are HIS darkness;
just losing Him, Will you come to me.



Happy reading!



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Translation for my Romanian readers: Abia am terminat aceasta carte si pot spune ca sunt pe deplin multumita de alegerea facuta.
Love Lines este o poveste frumoasa, plina de mister, magie, prietenie si dragoste, iar lumea creata de Diana Nixon este atat de frumos imaginata, incat din momentul in care am inceput lectura mi-am adus aminte de copilul Bonnie (adica eu), pe la 12 ani cand am deschis pentru prima oara Harry Potter. Acelasi sentiment de caldura si bucurie mi-a adus si acest roman.
Povestea incepe atunci cand Eileen, dupa aproape 18 ani in care a crescut ca o adolescenta obisnuita, afla de la prietena ei cea mai buna, Amanda, ca are magie in sange si ca puterile ei pot fi antrenate si stapanite doar daca urmeaza cursurile universitatii Dever.

“Don’t freak out, Eileen. It‟s okay, we should go with her. It’s safe.”
Really? I smile ironically to myself. Is this one of those times I shall just nod wordlessly and follow Amanda wherever she’s heading for? Apparently, yes.

Bantuita de vise ciudate si fara a fi sigura de toate lucrurile spuse de prietena ei, Eileen o urmeaza totusi la faimoasa scoala, unde il reintalneste pe Christian, fratele mai mare al Amandei, iar legatura – la propriu - dintre ei devine vizibila inca de la prima atingere.

“Hello, Christian,” I replied, offering my hand awkwardly in response.
What happened next just couldn‟t be explained in simple words. As our hands touched, I was shocked by an invisible electric discharge. The lacy lines of my dreams began to bind our added hands; because of this my heart skipped several beats, and the tingling on my shoulder turned into a feeling of warm and very gentle touch of someone's hand.

Ne avand inca 18 ani impliniti, Eileen nu poate participa la cursurile universitatii, insa ii vine in ajutor Evan, prietenul cel mai bun al lui Christian si unul dintre cei mai buni elevi de la Dever, care ii devine tutore. Alaturi de el, de Christian si Amanda, dar si de alti elevi care pe parcurs ii devin prieteni apropiati, Eileen isi descopera puterile, iar odata cu ele si originiile.
Odata iesite la iveala aceste descoperiri, cei implicati isi dau seama de pericolul care o paste pe Eileen la implinirea varstei de 18 ani.

“Really?” I asked doubtfully. Was there anything I still could call as good news?

“Yes. As it was expected, the beginning of your studies has been suspended for a month. But instead you have to go through special training.”

“Oh, and who will do this training with me? Alexis?” I wondered.

“No. Me,” Evan smiled happily.

“You?!

Misterele si rasturnarile de situatie se intalnesc la fiecare pas, iar faptul ca actiunea este narata din punctele de vedere ale celor doua personaje principale, Eileen si Christian, face ca povestea sa fie si mai interesanta. De asemenea, avem parte si de cateva momente romantic intre cei doi.

“Have I already told you how beautiful you were today?”

“Apart from a few hundred times? No,” she said turning to face me.

“You were the most beautiful flower this evening. No masterpieces of Embry can change this fact,” I said leaning over to kiss her lips.

Cartea are un final cu totul neasteptat dar in care ne este in sfarsit dezvaluit personajul negativ si motivele pentru care eroii nostrii trebuie sa treaca prin atatea incercari. Tocmai acest final m-a lasat cu dorinta de a citi cat mai repede volumul doi si sunt sigura ca asa veti pati si voi cand veti pune mana pe ea.

He is your light, you are his darkness;

just losing him, you will come to me.

Lectura placuta!


15 comments:

Diana Nixon said...

Thanks for such a great review!:) and for hosting the Tour! xoxo

krisszu95shinnygirl said...

da chiar ca happy reading ..dar fericita sunt ca iti citesc recenzia ..ma gandeam eu ca seria asta are ceva special, dar nu ma asteptam ca elementul acesta special sa creeze o stare de bine ..si nu stiu de ce m-ai magulit putin cand ai scris de Hp.ma simt mandra intr-un fel.Felicitari pentru recenzie :*

Bia Bianca said...

bonnie te felicit ai depus o munca titanica la recenzia asta. ai tradus in 2 limbi plus citate. bravo rezultatul a meritat toata osteneala

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Bia Bianca said...

ce alte bloguri mai participa la acest blog tour?

krisszu95shinnygirl said...

deci yay...e genial...iubesc citatele astea

Bonnie Ithil said...

@Diana Nixon, you're welcome! In fact, we thank you for this amazing book!

Bia Bianca said...

e ebook sau ai primit-o tiparita?

Bonnie Ithil said...

am primit-o ebook pentru tour :)

Diana Nixon said...

Thanks everyone for you comments, guys! You are awesome:)

Bia Bianca said...

e bine ca poti citi ebook eu nu accept pt ca ma oboseste si imi face rau cititul la pc

krisszu95shinnygirl said...

eu citesc doar carti reale si fizice estew mult mai usor

Bia Bianca said...

da si eu. si e si mai placut

Alexandra Gheorghiev said...

imi place foarte mult autoarea
am auzit multe despre ea :D
e dragutza.
si descrierea e foarte interesanta :D

krisszu95shinnygirl said...

asa este autoarea este placuta si simpatica ;))....iar cartea ..e cu siguranta pe lista mea de must read..candva ..daca voi avea ocazia o voi face

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