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Zvláštna sila (Dark Visions #1)

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Študentku strednej školy Kaitlyn pre jej nezvyčajné oči a jasnovidecké schopnosti považujú za čarodejnicu. Keďže ľudia sa jej boja, nemá nijakých priateľov. A tak prijme pozvanie do Zetesovho inštitútu, aby začala nový život a študovala s rovesníkmi s podobným neobvyklým nadaním. Kaitlyn tu spozná dvoch príťažlivých spolužiakov – sympatického Roba, ktorý svojou liečivou si ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published 2011 by Fragment (first published December 1st 1994)
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Petra Sýkorová
Tak docela nechápu, proč je tolik protěžovaná série Upíří deníky, protože právě díky upírům nemá L.J.zrovna dobré jméno. Přitom právě série jako je Temné vize nebo Tajný kruh ukazují, že Smith psát umí a že její hrdinky nejsou jenom hloupoučké panenky zmítané krutostí osudu.

Kaitlyn se narodila s určitým darem. Má zvláštní oči a častokrát nakreslí to, co se později vyplní. Nutno podotknout, že jde spíše o špatné situace. Kait totiž předvídá smrt lidí. A právě díky této vlastnosti se stala vyvrhel
Každý vraví, že toto je 100x lepšie ako Upírske denníky. K tým sa teda radšej ani nepriblížim, keď pri tomto som mala občas pocit, že je to len klišé, klišé, klišé :D
Kdo tuto autorku už odsoudil, zkuste to ještě přehodnotit, protože po přečtení této knihy si možná řeknete, že L. J. umí psát i dokonce dobré knihy. :)
This book is definitely not very new, but what it lacked in modernness it made up with other components. And hey, I'm always up for a L.J. Smith novel. And this story was different from her others - definitely no vampires. But there was psychics, and I haven't read a story about psychics in quite a while, so it was good to catch up.
The two characters in this book that I loved were Kaitlyn and Gabriel. Kaitlyn had this attitude you just had to admire. I loved her quick comebacks and lively attidu
I'm going to give a full review once I finish the whole series. I'm actually going to review the full box set, since I can't stand this book cover. Isn't Kate supposed to be Red!?!! The girl on the cover is blond. And is that Rob on the cover... he get's a cover???

No né. :) Opravdové překvapení! :)
Říkají to všichni, řeknu to i já.. nesuďte L.J. Smith podle Upířích deníků!!
Když vám teď řeknu, že L. J. Smith napsala opravdu dobrou knihu, která dokonce dává smysl a jejíž hlavní hrdinka není psychicky labilní, nevolejte mi hned záchranku, prosím.

Bylo, nebylo, za sedmero horami a sedmero řekami, žila, byla Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn není jako ostatní děvčata jejího věku. Je totiž zvláštní - umí moc krásně kreslit. Jednou za čas se ale stane, že nenakreslí to, co nechtěla ona, ale nějaký její šestý smysl jí vedl ruku. A co ty kresby znamenají? Na to vždy přijde, až když se to
Prvé dojmy: som zvedavá ako to bude pokračovať...

Celkové dojmy
Po tom, čo som prečítala štyri diely Upírskych denníkov od L.J. Smith, povedala som, že už od nej nechcem nič čítať. (Recenziu na všetky štyri diely naraz si môžete prečítať tu). No potom ako som čítala mnohé pochvalné recenzie na túto knihu, tak som sa rozhodla svoje slovo porušiť a dať autorke ešte jednu šancu. A neľutovala som. Síce to nie je majstrovské dielo, ktoré by sa malo nejako zapísať do dejín, ale je to čitateľné, napínavé
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I can honestly say that I spent a good while pondering what to rate this book. As a YA novel, it was great; the book is well paced, character development is decent, and the plot is full of mystery & suspense, with a dash of supernatural and teen romance. An exceptional mixture, all spun around a girl with the ability to draw the future, Kaitlyn Fairchild.

Kaitlyn takes the opportunity to obtain a free college scholarship in return for having her prophetic powers tested at the
un libro di L.J. Smith lo si riconosce subito: una ragazza incontra un bellissimo ragazzo e se ne innamora perdutamente a prima vista, poi c'è il solito ragazzo misterioso e con un cattivo carattere. lei si innamora di lui segretamente ma si mette con il ragazzo buono. forse cambia la cornice che la Smith fa intorno a questo ma alla fine la storia centrale è sempre la stessa. almeno, questo è ciò che penso io.
Anna Pavlíčková
Tohle je první kniha od L.J. Smith, co jsem četla, a musím říct, že měla úžasný nápad. Všechno bylo tak dokonale promyšlené a zvraty, které se objevily, nebyly nijak nucené. Zkrátka pohodová kniha!
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Nechci autorku nijak špinit, ale její Upíří deníky u mě nemají zrovna nejlepší jméno. K Odhalení jsem přistupovala bez nějakých větších očekávání. Proto mě překvapilo, jak moc mě kniha bavila a celkově byla dobře zpracovaná.

Temné vize: Odhalení znovu naťukávají již několikrát zpracováne téma: paranormální schopnosti a jejich zkoumání. Smithová se však udržela celkem obstojně, dokázala příběh obléct do takového kabátu, aby jste neměli pocit, že toto "už jste někde slyšeli". Dějová linie není z ne
Rating: 2.5 Stars

My introduction to L.J. Smith started with her Forbidden Game Series – a trilogy which immediately hooked me in and forced me to fall in love with it – so color me surprised to find another one of her trilogies, Dark Visions, to be strangely lacking in comparison. Perhaps it’s not fair for me to notice these egregiously obvious differences not only in the writing style, but in the character development as well, but I was disappointed.

Kaitlyn Fairchild has always been different
Kaitlyn Fairchild has always been treated as the odd on in her school and in the town where she was living because of her ability to see the future. But things changed when she was offered by an institute to participate in a study about psychic abilities. She is set to live with four other psychic teenagers. However, things turned out to be different when they got to the institute; the institute turned out to be different from what they have expected. now they are faced with the challenge of unm ...more
Between 4 to 4.5 stars

Thank God that I have this big volume with the three books inside it.

I loved this book it was more like introduction for the five kids and their powers in my eyes. Still it was intriguing with fast base.

I hope the series will end beautifully. I don't think I will finish the other two parts before the year ends but I will try.
2015 Reading Challenge

- A book by a female author
- A mystery or thriller
- A book at the bottom of your to-read list
- A trilogy (#1 of 3)
- A book with a love triangle
- A book set in high school
- A book with magic

I'm only re-reading this trilogy to finally finish it. I started this series way back in middle school but never got around to reading the last book. It took so long to find the third book that I needed to re-read the first two and just never did. This is very much YA reading. I have fou
I enjoyed but didn't LOVE this book. The plot was quite suspenseful, which was nice, but I sort of felt like it went way too fast. Like I would have appreciated a bit more build-up of detail about the characters, setting, etc. (view spoiler) ...more
A friend from work let me borrow this book. And I immediately seized the opportunity. I mean It's L.J Smith, one of my favourite authors. The original The Vampire Diaries-not the books based on the cw tv network, but original those were some damned good books! The writing style, even though it was from the view point of a teenager sounded kind of old school and I really liked that. So the writing style for The strange power was kind of the same, I felt myself forgetting that it was from the view ...more
I have this series as the Omnibus and I have been needing to read it for many years now. As usual, with any LJ Smith book, The Strange Power was a quick but decent read. It kept me interested and I hated putting it down. LJ Smith's books are always rather short, but that was typical of a YA book back when I was actually a young adult. These were written in the mid 90's but I never feel like I'm reading something from the mid 90's. The only thing missing from today is the technology but I never r ...more
Recenzia na blogu:

Kniha sa rýchlo a príjemne čítala, zároveň je však nesmierne jednoduchá a nedostala sa mi pod kožu. Takže jej patria lepšie tri hviezdičky & po pokračovaní zrejme tak skoro nesiahnem, ak vôbec...
(Btw - Zvláštna sila je oveľa lepšia ako Upírske denníky, ktorými je L.J. taká známa.)
Visionen der Nacht von Lisa J. Smith Erstmal finde ich es Klasse das es ziemlich groß geschrieben ist und nicht immer diese Minischriften!
Die Geschichte war nicht schlecht, Kaitlyn ist anders sie ist eine Hellseherin und wird überall ausgeschlossen. Durch ein Zufall wird sie ausgesucht mit anderen Jugendlichen die eine Gabe haben in einen Institut zu leben und dort ihre Gabe zu kontrollieren.
Dort gibt es dann eine Gruppe Kai, Gabriel, Rob, Lewis und Anna , die Jugendlichen Freunden sichauch an,
Feb 16, 2014 Su rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Su by: Lei
The only thing I liked about this book was the ending. The rest? Not so much. It had all the elements that I usually enjoyed in YA paranormal mysteries--especially the psychic powers--but it never pick up as I expected it to. It was boring and I couldn't relate to any of the characters. The heroine, Kaitlyn, was the worst! Bossy Ms. Know-it-all who behaved as if the whole world revolved around her. But in reality, she was quite gullible and kinda stupid. Even though I said the ending was the onl ...more
túto "pidi"-knížku čítam už týždeň...asi po troch stranách!!!
asi to vzdám, lebo sa len mučím...:-(
Rating: 4.5/5

Cover: 2/5 - Not a fan of the photography or color scheme.

Ah L.J Smith... Always always ALWAYS up for one of her novels. It's been so long since I had read The Night World series that when I saw on my bookshelf that I hadn't read this I knew I had to.

Sure, some of the stuff in the story was expected like the fact that these kids have powers and well they trust in people they shouldn't but in the end the villains lose HOWEVER I still loved this book and I can not wait to read the nex

Nadine Maigatter
Erstmal finde ich es Klasse das es ziemlich groß geschrieben ist und nicht immer diese Minischriften!
Die Geschichte war nicht schlecht, Kaitlyn ist anders sie ist eine Hellseherin und wird überall ausgeschlossen. Durch ein Zufall wird sie ausgesucht mit anderen Jugendlichen die eine Gabe haben in einen Institut zu leben und dort ihre Gabe zu kontrollieren.
Dort gibt es dann eine Gruppe Kai, Gabriel, Rob, Lewis und Anna , die Jugendlichen Freunden sichauch an, außer Gabriel hält sich immer etwas
woah, I didn't realize how "old" this book is!
Anyway, it is such a good read! I haven't read anything about psychic powers before (and I haven't read anything by L.J.Smith before, too..) and this book suprised me on so many levels: great characters (even though you don't get to know a lot about them in the first book), great story + story development. The only reason I can't give this book all the stars is that in my opinion the relationship between Kaitlyn and Rob developed WAY TOO FAST(which m
Darcy Stewart
This is a very good book. The the vampire in this book ix very different. He doesn't suck blood, he sucks energy. All of the characters are very interesting. The book involves plenty of evil. The students really start to notice something terribly wrong. The book ends in a nice clip hanger. I couldn't put this book done. This is the first L.J. Smith novel I have read. I really think a lot of people will like this. I certainly recommend this to everyone. Kaitlyn is a nice girl that tends to run in ...more
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
The Strange Power is the first book in the Dark Visions trilogy by L.J. Smith.

Kaitlyn Fairchild is different from her classmates. At times, she’ll feel the need to draw something. When she does, it’s about an event that will happen in the future, but she usually doesn’t know what it means until it happens. Kaitlyn’s eyes are different and are often referred to as witch eyes. One day at school, she is called into an office where a woman, Joyce Piper, has come to talk to Kaitlyn about her “gift”.
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th
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Dark Visions (3 books)
  • The Possessed (Dark Visions, #2)
  • The Passion (Dark Visions, #3)
The Awakening / The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) Night World, No. 3 (Night World, #7-9) Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, #1) Night World, No. 2 (Night World, #4-6) Night World, No. 1 (Night World, #1-3)

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“By the way'[Gabriel] said,' everyone else had better keep out of here. After you spend so much time in lockup, you get to like your space. You get kind of territorial. I wouldn't want anybody to get hurt.' ... Gabriel gave [Kaitlyn] a long, measuring look. Then he flashed a brilliant, unsettling smile. 'You can come in any time you like” 90 likes
“Good night, Gabriel.' [Kaitlyn] said
You jerk
[Gabriel] widened his eyes. 'Don't you want to stay? It's a big bed.”
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