25 de setembre de 2015

I si la teva filla pogués fer màgia?



Títol: Through the door
Autor: Jodi McIsaac
Saga: The Thin Veil - 1
Pàgines: 282
Puntuació:  ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

(Aquest llibre forma part d'un propòsit que em vaig fer: llegir cada dia una mica en anglès, coses essencialment diferents del que llegeixo normalment, posant l'atenció en el vocabulari i en les expressions utilitzades. A més, em vaig fer el propòsit de dir què m'havien semblat aquests llibres també en anglès. Així que demano amb antelació perdó pels errors que segur que hi haurà).

 Cedar McLeod is very happy with her life and her boyfriend, Finn, when she discovers that she is pregnant. Before she finds the courage to tell Finn, he disappears without any trace. Some years later, she brings up her daughter Eden with the help of her mother when she discovers that Eden can open doors that communicate to any place in the world.

 She tries to find Finn again, and then she discovers that Finn (and her daughter) are Tuatha Dé Danann, people from another world, Tír na nÓg, and they have some habilities. But then, Nuala, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann kidnaps Eden and then Cedar, her mother and the rest of the Tuatha try to find them.

 This is a fantasy book, that is part of a trilogy (or tetralogy?), that introduces us to this world. In this first book we do not read much of Tír na nÓg, but we know about their people, the gifts that they have, and how each person has a different gift (or sometimes, two).

 During the book I was annoyed with the writer, because everyone knew a lot of things about Cedar and her past (even her own mother!), but anyone tells her about it. I wanted to know what was happening, and it was a little frustrating (just what Cedar experienced). But, anyway, this fact kept me hooked and there was not only the desire to know what would happen to Eden, but also to know who was Cedar's mother and who was really Cedar.

 The end is something especial. Just when Cedar realizes what she should do to save Eden, I realized it at the same time, so it was not a surprise to me the words she says to Finn and what she does. However, I must admit that I had the hope that she wouldn't need to do what she finally did, and it's one of the few books that have made me cry (and it's not easy!)

 I am looking forward to reading the second book of the series, and I hope that it would be so good as this one.

Next book in "learning" English: The job offer. Ok: it doesn't seem to be a great book, but it was free!