Haul livres avril 2020 partie 1


Aujourd’hui je reviens avec la première partie de mon haul livres du mois d’avril ! Comme il y avait pas mal de livres en promo sur bookdepository et que j’avais déjà pas mal de précommandes, j’ai un bon paquet de livres qui sont arrivés ou qui vont prochainement arriver chez moi.





Heart of flames / Soeurs de sang tome 2
Nicki Pau Preto


Synopsis du tome 1:

« Les phénix ne sont pas les seuls à pouvoir renaître de leurs cendres…

utrefois, j’avais une sœur, que j’aimais de toutes mes forces. Pourtant, si j’avais su, je l’aurais haïe. Mais qui a jamais pu contrôler les mouvements de son cœur ?

Véronika regarde brûler dans l’âtre deux œufs de phénix sur le point d’éclore… Dire qu’il y a quelques années à peine, de puissantes reines sillonnaient encore le ciel sur le dos de ces bêtes légendaires ! Avec sa sœur Val, elle ne veut qu’une chose : chevaucher ces animaux mythiques, comme ses parents avant elles. Mais c’est puni de mort, désormais, et tous ceux qui pratiquent la magie sont traqués sans merci. Toutes deux vivent donc dans la clandestinité…

Si seulement l’un de ces phénix pouvait venir au monde, leur vie en serait bouleversée ! Mais qui, de Val ou de Véronika, l’oiseau de feu choisirait-il ? Et ce n’est pas tout : ce que la jeune fille l’ignore, c’est que tous les dresseurs de phénix ne sont pas morts ou emprisonnés. Un petit groupe, retranché dans une forteresse au sommet des montages, poursuit la résistance. Le seul problème ? Ils refusent, désormais, d’entraîner des femmes. »






Area X / intégrale de la trilogie du Rempart Sud
Jeff Vandermeer


« La Zone X, mystérieuse, mortelle. Et en expansion. Onze expéditions soldées par des suicides, meurtres, cancers foudroyants et troubles mentaux. Douzième expédition. Quatre femmes. Quatre scientifiques seules dans une nature sauvage. Leur but : ne pas se laisser contaminer, survivre et cartographier la Zone X. »







Race to the sun
Rebecca Roanhorse


« Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he’s a threat, but her father won’t believe her.
When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says « Run! », the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . .
Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest. »








Anne Enright


« This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O’Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London’s West End. Katherine’s life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.

But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine’s past, or the world’s damage. As Norah uncovers her mother’s secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime.

Actress is about a daughter’s search for the truth: the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad.

Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd. »







The house in the cerulean sea
T J Klune


« Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. »






Silver sparrow
Tayari Jones


C’est la version Waterstones qui est signée et a du contenu exclusif à la fin.


« With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, « My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist, » author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed « one of the most important writers of her generation » (the Atlanta Journal Constitution). »






The city we became
N K Jemisin


« Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. »







How we disappeared
Jing-Jing Lee


« Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, one of them a tiny child.

In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time. It takes twelve-year-old Kevin, and the mumbled confession he overhears from his ailing grandmother, to set in motion a journey into the unknown to discover the truth.

Weaving together two timelines and two life-changing secrets, How We Disappeared is an evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling novel heralding the arrival of a new literary star. »







The luminaries / Les luminaires
Eleanor Catton


« Nouvelle-Zélande, 1866. En pleine ruée vers l’or, l’île voit débarquer sur ses côtes tout ce que la vieille Europe compte d’ambitieux et de désespérés. Parmi eux, Walter Moody, un jeune britannique ruiné bien décidé à trouver fortune accoste au port d’Hokitika, sur la côte Ouest, après un éprouvant voyage. Mais une étrange assemblée l’attend dans le petit hôtel où il a trouvé refuge. Là, dans une atmosphère des plus tendues, douze hommes du cru tiennent une réunion secrète pour tenter d élucider des faits étranges qui agitent la communauté depuis plusieurs semaines. Un riche notable a disparu, une prostituée a tenté de mettre fin à ses jours, et on a découvert une immense fortune dans la maison d un pauvre ivrogne, mort lui aussi. Moody succombe bientôt à l’irrésistible attrait du mystère et se retrouve plongé dans un entrelacs d’intrigues et de destins vertigineux.
Formidable restitution des grands romans anglo-saxons du XIXe siècle, Les Luminaires est une narration ambitieuse dont la structure emprunte à l’astrologie pour livrer un inoubliable roman d amour, une histoire de fantômes, de pouvoirs et d’énigmes insolubles campés dans une Nouvelle-Zélande ou la fièvre de l’or est reine. »








Services presse



The dark tide
Alicia Jasinska
Sortie le: 2 juin


« Every year on St. Walpurga’s Eve, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking.

Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. To save him, she enlists the help of Thomas Lin, the boy she secretly loves, and the only person to ever escape from the palace. But they draw the queen’s attention, and Thomas is chosen as the sacrifice.

Queen Eva watched her sister die to save the boy she loved. Now as queen, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her city.

When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas’s freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella’s streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both. »




Queen of coin and whispers
Helen Corcoran
Sortie le: 23 avril


« When Lia, an idealistic queen, falls for Xania, her new spymaster–who took the job to avenge her murdered father–they realise all isn’t fair in love and treason.

Lia won t mourn her uncle: he’s left her a bankrupt kingdom considered easy pickings by its neighbours. She s sworn to be a better ruler, but if she wants to push through her reforms, she needs to beat the Court at its own games. For years, Xania’s been determined to uncover her father’s murderer. She finally gets a chance when Lia gives her a choice: become her new spymaster, or take a one way trip to the executioner s axe. It s an easy decision.

When they fall for each other, their love complicates Lia s responsibilities and Xania s plans for vengeance. As they’re drawn together amid royal suitors and new diplomats, they uncover treason that could not only end Lia s reign, but ruin their weakened country. They must decide not only what to sacrifice for duty, but also for each other. »





The bass rock
Evie Wyld
Sortie le: 26 mars


« Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other.

In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community.

Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth’s belongings and discovers her place in the past – and perhaps a way forward. »

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