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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 October 2011 by Fragment (first published December 1st 1994)
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Sarah
I've lost count of how many times I've read this book so far, and it's still a great read. I can't wait for the romance storyline to kick in though, even if it is a love triangle!



8 out of 10
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
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laurooou
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hum. Not entirely convinced I liked this book.

This story is about a bunch of teenagers that have psychic powers and have always been bullied and isolated because of it. By miracle, a rich and old man takes interest in them and select them to be part of an experiment supposed to help them better understand their powers, he also generously offers them a scholarship to a really nice school and set funds aside for them to go to College. They have to move away from home and settle in California wher
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Lucie
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. :)
Keertana
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
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Connie
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Source: I own a bind up this book.
Cost: Free gift

Title: The Strange Power
Series: The Dark Visions #1
Author: L.J. Smith
Overall Rating: 4 stars

This might be the only bind up of LJ Smith's that I haven't read yet, and this beginning book was so good that I'm wondering why it's taken me so long to get round to them!

Part of me expected a witch related book, and at first that's what I thought I was getting. The opening line of this book is literally, "You don't invite the local witch to par
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Teryna90
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???

Gabriel!!!
Vendula
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No né. :) Opravdové překvapení! :)
Říkají to všichni, řeknu to i já.. nesuďte L.J. Smith podle Upířích deníků!!
Saxon
Apr 04, 2017 marked it as maybe-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
You know a book is bad when you go into it with very low expectations and you can't even finish the mere 250 pages it contains.....yeah. That's how bad this book was
Willinda
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011, i-own, rc
3,5
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
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Sašenka
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, magic, paranormal
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
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Laura
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf
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
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Carrie
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Federica
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, 2013
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!
Debra
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: projecttbr-2015
For a more detailed review, check out my review below:

Debra's Book Cafe


Debs :-)
Asghar Abbas

The whole thing felt like a rehashing of her previous books , especially the Vampire Diaries .
Although the MC's witchy eyes reminded me of Alexandra Daddario.
Sam Canto
The Vampire Diaries will always be one of my favorite book series and because of that Lisa will always have a place in my heart but I think maybe it's very different to read L.J Smith when you have fifteen than To read her when you have twenty four or maybe this one wasn't of her best because I found it very lacking.

The plot was very promising but I found the execution being very poor. Kait pissed the fuck out of me most of the time because she was so dumb and naive and please don't even get me
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Moira
Nov 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: čj
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
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GoodGlory
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
Em-em
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Char
Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Deepa Paikar
I am not sure about my ratings...There must be something between OK and "Didn't like"
In my view the concepty was pretty good but I didn't like the whole story...Yes it was fast butalso slow, there was nothing great happening...the characters were also good but the villain was too straight forward and may I say stupid with no style at all.
I LIKED THE CONCEPT but plese move on , do something ...
Melissa
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
Neliss
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012, in-slovak
Recenzia na blogu: http://the-bookland.blogspot.sk/2012/...

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.)
Sakinah
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.
Abbie
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I read these were 8 years ago, and while it was still a really good read, I didn't enjoy it quite so much the second time around.

The second and third books in the series were so much better than the first though, so hopefully I'll enjoy them the same.
Anndy
Feb 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: youn-adult, fantasy
túto "pidi"-knížku čítam už týždeň...asi po troch stranách!!!
asi to vzdám, lebo sa len mučím...:-(
Claire
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Minus one star for the love triangle, but overall a solid read. The main character, Kait, is pretty logical and sympathetic, and I enjoy her voice for most of the book. Her power makes her a great point of view character, and, my god, she has agency. So much agency that I forgot this was written in the 90s. She made decisions! And they had rewards and consequences! It's amazing!

The plot moved forward at a nice, even pace thanks to that agency, because the characters actually went to go find answ
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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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“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” 88 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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