Haul livres décembre 2019

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Aujourd’hui je vais te parler des livres que j’ai acheté/reçus pendant le mois de décembre.

 

 

The thief
Megan Whalen Turner

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« Eugenides, the queen’s thief, can steal anything—or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king’s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he’s in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own. The Queen’s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, “best of” citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief. »

 

 

 

 

Beyonders
Brandon Mull

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« Jason aurait pu être un garçon comme les autres mais il se retrouve accidentellement projeté à Lyrian, un empire soumis au règne très cruel du sorcier Maldor. Il comprend très vite que la seule façon de rentrer chez lui est de renverser ce terrible despote grâce à un mot magique. Le voilà désormais face à son incroyable destin: être le héros qui devra sauver ce monde en péril ! »

 

 

 

 

 

Ship of magic + The mad ship + Ship of destiny
Robin Hobb

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« Les vivenefs sont des vaisseaux magiques liés à la famille qui les possède par des liens empathiques. Ces navires sont insaisissables, ils bravent les tempêtes, évitent les récifs, distancent les monstres marins, sèment les pirates… Et sont surtout l’objet de toutes les convoitises
Vivacia est la vivenef de la famille Vestrit. Le capitaine Ephron Vestrit est mourant et, parmi les siens, chacun ourdit complots et traîtrises pour s’approprier son vaisseau, car l’héritage d’une vivenef ne se transmet pas comme un legs normal. Et ce tandis que d’autres dangers se profilent à l’horizon : les serpents de mer qui infestent les océans se regroupent, et un ambitieux pirate aspire à unir ses pairs sous un seul pavillon : le sien.. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horrorstor
Grady Hendrix

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« Il se passe quelque chose d étrange au magasin de meubles d Orsk à Cleveland, en Ohio. Ces derniers temps, les employés découvrent, en arrivant le matin, des étagères Kjërring démontées, des piles de gobelets Glans renversées, des armoires Liripip fracassées…
Les ventes sont en berne, les responsables de rayon en panique : les caméras de surveillance ne montrent rien d anormal.
Pour lever le mystère, une équipe de trois employés se retrouve engagée pour rester sur place toute une nuit. Au c ur de l obscurité, ils arpentent les allées du showroom désert, courent après d inquiétants bruits et finiront pas se confronter aux pires horreurs…

Une histoire de maison hantée qui prend place dans un décor contemporain : « Horrorstör » a pour trame de fond une critique cinglante de la société de consommation. Ces grands espaces de vente, qui mettent en scène un prétendu bonheur, se retrouvent comparés à une prison labyrinthique où un mode de pensée unique est imposé aux pénitents par la torture. »

 

 

 

 

 

We sold our souls
Grady Hendrix

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« Every morning, Kris Pulaski wakes up in hell. In the 1990s she was lead guitarist of Dürt Würk, a heavy-metal band on the brink of breakout success until lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom, leaving his bandmates to rot in obscurity.

Now Kris works as night manager of a Best Western; she’s tired, broke, and unhappy. Then one day everything changes—a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite Dürt Würk and confront the man who ruined her life. Her journey will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a satanic music festival. A furious power ballad about never giving up, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul. »

 

 

 

 

Fireborne
Rosaria Munda

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« Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone–even the lowborn–a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs. »

 

 

 

 

The library of the unwritten
A J Hackwith

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« Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth. »

 

 

 

 

 

The weight of a soul
Elizabeth Tammi

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« When Lena’s younger sister Fressa is found dead, their whole Viking clan mourns—but it is Lena alone who never recovers. Fressa is the sister that should’ve lived, and Lena cannot rest until she knows exactly what killed Fressa and why—and how to bring her back. She strikes a dark deal with Hela, the Norse goddess of death, and begins a new double life to save her sister.

But as Lena gets closer to bringing Fressa back, she dredges up dangerous discoveries about her own family and finds herself in the middle of a devastating plan to spur Ragnarök –a deadly chain of events leading to total world destruction.

Still, with her sister’s life in the balance, Lena is willing to risk it all. She’s even willing to kill. How far will she go before the darkness consumes her? »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of the conquered
Kacen Callender

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« Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands’ colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people — and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.
When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic.
Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers… lest she become the next victim. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waking gods + Only human
Sylvain Neuvel

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Synopsis du tome 1:

« Dakota du Sud. Rose Franklin a onze ans lorsqu’elle chute à vélo dans un trou immense. Quand elle reprend ses esprits, elle se découvre au creux d’une main de métal géante, parcourue de réseaux lumineux. Dix-sept ans plus tard, l’énigme demeure. Comment la main est-elle arrivée là et à quoi peut-elle bien servir ? La datation au carbone 14 défie l’entendement et l’objet semble doué de vie.
Devenue une physicienne reconnue, Rose se prépare à diriger une équipe secrète chargée de percer le mystère de la main métallique. Commence alors une quête à la fois passionnante et périlleuse… « 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pinch of magic
Michelle Harrison

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« Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.

Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.

Will they be enough to break the curse?

Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? … »

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little life
Hanya Yanigahara

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« Épopée romanesque d’une incroyable intensité, chronique poignante de l’amitié masculine contemporaine, Une vie comme les autres interroge de manière saisissante nos dispositions à l’empathie et l’endurance de chacun à la souffrance, la sienne propre comme celle d’autrui.
On y suit sur quelques dizaines d’années quatre amis de fac venus conquérir New York. Willem, l’acteur à la beauté ravageuse et ami indéfectible, JB, l’artiste peintre aussi ambitieux et talentueux qu’il peut être cruel, Malcolm, l’architecte qui attend son heure dans un prestigieux cabinet new-yorkais, et surtout Jude, le plus mystérieux d’entre eux. Au fil des années, il s’affirme comme le soleil noir de leur quatuor, celui autour duquel les relations s’approfondissent et se compliquent, cependant que leurs vies professionnelles et sociales prennent de l’ampleur.

Révélant ici son immense talent de styliste Hanya Yanagihara redonne, avec ce texte, un souffle inattendu au grand roman épique américain.

Traduit dans vingt-trois pays, Une vie comme les autres, lauréat du Kirkus Award et sélectionné pour le Man Booker Prize, a déjà conquis plus d’un million de lecteurs. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilder girls
Rory Power

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« It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knight’s shadow + Saint’s blood + Tyrant’s throne
Sebastien De Castell

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« Le roi est mort. Désormais considérés comme des traîtres, les manteaux de gloire, son fidèle ordre, ont été séparés. Falcio Val Mond et ses amis Kest et Brasti en sont réduits à travailler comme gardes du corps pour un noble qui refuse de les payer. Cependant la situation pourrait être pire : leur employeur pourrait être étendu au sol, baignant dans son sang, au coeur d’une mise en scène faisant du trio le coupable idéal.
Ah, attendez, c’est exactement ce qui vient de passer…
Mais ce n’est que le début des réjouissances : une conspiration se trame dans la cité la plus corrompue du monde et menace tout ce pour quoi Falcio et ses alliés se sont battus. S’ils veulent déjouer le complot et réunir les manteaux de gloire, les trois amis ne pourront compter que sur leurs épées et le serment qu’ils ont prêté… »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadowblack + Charmcaster
Sebastien De Castell

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« Kelen, 16 ans, est l’héritier d’une des grandes familles qui se disputent le trône de la cité. Il prépare son premier duel pour devenir mage. Mais ses pouvoirs ont disparu. Il doit ruser… ou tricher, quitte à risquer l’exil, voire pire.Ses seuls soutiens, deux acolytes explosifs : Furia, la vagabonde imprévisible et Rakis, un chacureuil féroce et acerbe. »

 

 

 

 

 

Little women
Louisa May Alcott

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« Meg, Jo, Beth et Amy vivent aux États-Unis et s’entendent plutôt bien pour des soeurs ! En pleine guerre de Sécession, leur père est parti sur le front, alors tout le monde travaille dur. Mais entre Meg la raisonnable, Jo l’impétueuse, Amy la raffinée et Beth la délicate, les discussions sont passionnées et la maison rarement silencieuse ! »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deeplight
Frances Hardinge

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« The gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Then one day they rose up and tore each other apart, killing many hundreds of islanders and changing the Myriad forever.

On the jumbled streets of the Island of Lady’s Crave live Hark and his best friend Jelt. They are scavengers: living off their wits, diving for relics of the gods, desperate for anything they can sell. But now there is something stirring beneath the waves, calling to someone brave enough to retrieve it. Something valuable. Something dangerous.

Nothing is quite as it seems, and when the waves try to claim Jelt, Hark will do anything to save him. Even if it means compromising not just who Jelt is, but what he is . . . »

 

 

Lock every door
Riley Sager

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« No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.
These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile private buildings and home to the super rich and famous.

Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her. Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story – but the next day, her new friend has vanished.

And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing… »

 

 

 

 

 

 

J’ai reçu en service presse

 

Of silver and shadow
Jennifer Gruenke
Sorti le: 26 mai 2020

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« Ren Kolins is a silver wielder–a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King. Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title. But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out. »

 

 

 

 

 

Omens of death
Nicholas Rhea
Sortie le: 19 décembre 2019

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« Detective Inspector Montague Pluke has always been superstitious, so when he sees a lone crow fly over the Crowther’s home, he’s sure death is waiting in the wings.

And it doesn’t take long for Pluke’s premonitions to become a reality: the naked body of a young woman is found in a Druid’s Circle — a place thought by locals to be the site of black magic. Rumours circulate about human sacrifice and dark rituals, but Pluke’s not convinced the murder was committed in the circle.

Trusting his intuition, Pluke returns to the scene of that first omen of death: the house of Cyril and May Crowther. And when two more victims perish in suspicious circumstances, Montague Pluke is ready and waiting to catch the killer… »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heir of lies
Mallory McCartney
Sortie le: 21 avril 2020

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« Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.

Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?

But, Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You let me in
Camilla Bruce
Sortie le: 5 mars 2020

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« Even her family were convinced of her guilt.

So when she disappears, leaving only a long letter behind, they can but suspect that her conscience finally killed her.

But the letter is not what anyone expected. It tells two chilling, darkly disturbing stories. One is a story of bloody nights and magical gifts, of children lost to the woods, of husbands made from twigs and leaves and feathers and bones . . .

The other is the story of a little girl who was cruelly treated and grew up crooked in the shadows . . . »

 

 

 

 

The book of echoes
Rosanna Amaka
Sortie le: 27 février 2020

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« 1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man. Racial tensions rumble, and now Michael Watson might land in jail for a crime he did not commit.
Thousands of miles away, village girl Ngozi abandons her orange stall for the chance to work as a maid. Alone in a big city, Ngozi’s fortunes turn dark and soon both her heart and hopes are shattered.
From dusty roads to gritty pavements, Ngozi and Michael’s journey towards a better life is strewn with heartache and injustice. When they finally collide, their lives will be transformed for ever. »

 

 

 

 

Voilà pour mon book haul de décembre 🙂

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