City of Stars

City of StarsUma Vez Mais Se Abre Diante De N S A Passagem Para O Mundo Fant Stico De Stravaganza, Com Este Segundo Volume Da S Rie Com O Mesmo Nome E Que Se Intitula A Cidade Das Estrelas Entramos Na Maravilhosa It Lia Paralela Do S Culo XVI, T Lia, Na Companhia De Georgia, Uma Jovem Inglesa Do Nosso Tempo, Apaixonada Por Cavalos E Pela Equita O Um Dia, Compra Uma Pequena Estatueta Etrusca De Um Cavalo Alado E, Encantada Com A Sua Beleza, Adormece Abra Ada A Ela Ent O Que O Inesperado Acontece O Cavalinho , Na Verdade, Um Talism Que Permite Viajar Entre Dimens Es Diferentes, E Assim Que A Jovem Se V Transportada Para Remora, A Cidade Mais Importante De T Lia A Descoberta Deste Mundo Fabuloso, Repleto De Mist Rios, De Magia E De Personagens Fascinantes, Onde Os Cavalos Alados S O Reais E Onde Descobre Novas Paix Es E Habilidades, Para A Jovem Motivo De Grande Alegria, Mas Os Perigos Tamb M A Espreitam E As Aventuras V O Suceder Se A Um Ritmo Vertiginoso As Surpresas Tamb M N O Se Fazem Esperar, E A Maior Delas O Encontro Com Lucien, O Protagonista Do Primeiro Volume, A Cidade Das M Scaras okay so yes i read the 3rd one first because it was on sale first and i didn t care for it so i have no idea why i bought the 2nd book i have a problem.the only reason i m give this one 3 stars and not 2 like the other is because i found it to be s not my thing.if u are like 12 and care for kids time travelling in the sixteenth century go for it.just remember that it s a big book 453pages,fucking end me i guess i have a soft spot for books that start with City Of something something It s not like I didn t REALLY enjoy the first book in the Stravaganza series I did But City Of Stars, the second, very welcome installment, is a marvel It expands on the universe introduced in the first novel In scope, of course, as a new Stravangante Georgia escapes her unhappy real life tortured as she is by her brother Russell and her lack of self confidence and friends and lands in another Talian city state this time the intoxicating city of Remora, on the brink of its annual horse race that pits the 12 sections of the city against each other The sheer amount of detail that goes into Hoffman s descriptions of this Remora is breathtaking culture, history and tradition are mixed into the magical and fantastical, as a winged horse is birthed in the Ram the Twelfth to which Georgia declares her allegiance, and the Twelfth which is aligned to the Bellezza of the first novel.But what is really exciting about this second novel is the explosion of character development that takes place within its pages She takes every character from the first book and gives them space in this one, particularly the hero Lucien now Luciano and the hateful, blue cloaked spy Enrico but also introduces an entire set of new, fascinating characters, from other Stravaganti Paolo to a sweeping introduction to members of the ruling di Chimici family No longer are the di Chimici viewed merely as pure, black and white villains it becomes clear that the weak, snivelly ambassador Rinaldo glimpsed in City Of Masks does no justice to the complexity of this huge family bent on creating an empire Instead, the reader is introduced to Niccolo, the manipulative, calculating head of the family with a surprising affection and love for his sons, the delicate, crippled Falco who dreams of a better life in which he can be whole again, and the courtly gentleman Gaetano, in every way a repudiation of the image one had formed of a di Chimici villain This, in particular, proves a triumph, as it lends Hoffman s series a weight that was missing though not noticeably so from the first novel A sweeping epic that covers romance, politics, action, magic and the thrill that can come from reimagining history, City Of Stars, even so than its predecessor, truly marks the Stravaganza series out as one to watch every inch as rewarding and complex as its counterpart in adult fantasy fiction. At first I didn t think I would like this as much as the first book, as the description didn t sound as interesting However, I really ended up enjoying it and couldn t put it down, just like the first This book was set in Remora Siena in our world and most of the book was about the Stellata, a great horse race held once a year but celebrated all year A whole new set of characters, in addition to Luciano, Ariana, Rodolfo, Dr Dethridge, Silvia and the Di Chimici family Georgia, a classmate of Lucien s from London, stravagates to Remora after finding a winged horse talisman auspicious because of the recent birth of a winged horse in Remora and is found by a local who belong to the Rams on the Twelve divisions within the city She befriends Cesare and his father, who is also a Stravagante and she runs into Luciano She is surprised to say the least as she had a bit of a crush on him in London, and the two of them with Cesare befriend the younger Di Chimici children Gaetano and Falco Falco was horribly injured in a horseback riding accident two years before and wants to get better, so he plots with Luciano and Georgia to stravagate to London so he can get the medical attention he needs Will he be able to go there and be cured What are the consequences Who will win the Stellata reminiscent of the Palio in modern times I can t wait to read the third book City of Flowers Throwback review This right here, ladies and gentlemen, is my undisputed favourite of all the Stravaganza books Coming from someone who s read and loved every single one of these books for six years, that is no light compliment City of Stars was the book that really put Stravaganza on my favourites shelf The story follows Georgia, horse crazy tomboy, who s constantly being tormented by her stepbrother Georgia finds a little winged horse statuette in an antique shop, falls in love with it, and takes it home It in turn takes her to Talia, to the city of Remora Georgia is suddenly neck deep in a world of horse racing, city rivalries, and political tension Why should you read this book I have one sentence for you AU sixteenth century Italy The story switches between present day England, and Talia, and the setting of Remora is absolutely breathtaking Based on the city of Siena in our world, Remora s intricacies and horse racing obsession is so much fun to read about I personally went through a horse phase at the time I read this, but I don t think an interest in horses is really necessary to love this book Think about a city or town you ve lived in that is fiercely obsessed with a sport The rivalries are no joke Coming from a country that s totally insane about cricket, it s not hard to envision this So not only does City of Stars have that lovely setting, it has everything that City of Masks, book one, promises political rivalries I m looking at you, bleedin di Chimici , powerfully imagined stories, and gripping plotlines It is here that the Stravagante become absolutely entangled with the all powerful di Chimici family based loosely on the de Medici family If you have any interest at all in historical fiction or medieval Italy, then I promise you ll enjoy this book If not, you re welcome to blame me , Mary Foffman Hoffman . A very sweet, but also realistic book, highly recommendable for girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 15 16 Georgia O Grady is a teenaged girl who likes horses, but is a bit of an outcast at school and has a terrible stepbrother who likes to torment her when she s at home When she buys a little statue of a winged horse in an antique shop, she discovers a whole new world, with a different Italy and a horserace that will change her life While there are some times strange jumps in the story and the story suddenly goes way too fast near the end it almost feel liks the author hadn t realised the deadline was in 20 days and the plot still needed to end and all the loose ends brought together it s still well written and captivating I loved this book as a teenager, wanting to escape the world like every teenage girl does It deals with some heavy topics and I think it deals with them really well, in a way that the teenager reading this book will think about the themes and what he or she would have done in that situation. This book is one hell of an amazing book Flying horses are too good to be true Thank goodness they are not real It would be a shame to this mind blowing bookxD This series has become a part of my soul. Somehow this just doesn t hold up as well as the first book though all the problems I had with it are also present in City of Masks, so I really don t know why they bothered me so much here.I still love the premise and the world though, and I definitely still want to reread the rest of the series

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[BOOKS] ✭ City of Stars Author Mary Hoffman –
  • Capa Mole
  • 336 pages
  • City of Stars
  • Mary Hoffman
  • Portuguese
  • 05 September 2019
  • 9789722336123

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