Haul livres Février 2021

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Aujourd’hui je vais te parler des livres que j’ai achetés/reçus pendant le mois de février. J’ai reçu pas mal de livres ce mois-ci, beaucoup avaient été précommandés et j’ai essayé d’en lire plusieurs directement pour pas qu’ils restent trop longtemps sur mes étagères avant d’être lus.

My brilliant life / Ma vie palpitante
Kim Ae-Ran

« Mes parents avaient seize ans quand ils m’ont eu.J’ai eu seize ans cette année.Je ne sais pas si je vivrai jusqu’à mes dix-huit ans. Je ne suis sûr que d’une chose?: il me reste peu de temps. Pendant que les autres enfants grandissent, moi, je vieillis. Pour moi, chaque heure compte comme un jour. Chaque mois, comme une année. Aujourd’hui, je suis plus vieux que mon père.Seize ans est-il un bon âge pour avoir un enfant?? Trente-deux ans est-il un bon âge pour le perdre??Ceci est l’histoire de très jeunes parents et de leur très vieil enfant. »

Amari and the night brothers
B B Alston

« Amari Peters knows three things.

Her big brother Quinton has gone missing.
No one will talk about it.
His mysterious job holds the secret …

So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain this is her chance to find Quinton. But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon.

Amari must compete against kids who’ve known about the supernatural world their whole lives, and when each trainee is awarded a special supernatural talent, Amari is given an illegal talent – one that the Bureau views as dangerous.

With an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is the enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn’t pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton … »

Brother red
Adrian Selby

« When the trade caravan Driwna Marghoster was hired to protect is attacked, she discovers a dead body hidden inside a barrel. Born of the powerful but elusive Oskoro people, the body is a rare and priceless find, the centre of a tragic tale and the key to a larger mystery…

For when Driwna investigates who the body was meant for, she will find a trail of deceit and corruption which could bring down a kingdom, and an evil more powerful than she can imagine. »

The boys omnibus volume 1
Garth Ennis & Darick Robertsson

« Dans un monde où les super-héros sont légion, une équipe de la C.I.A. est formée pour les surveiller et parfois régler les problèmes d’une façon radicale. Faites la connaissance de Billy Butcher, du P’tit Hughie, de la Crème, du Français et de la Fille dans le premier tome de cette série violente et politiquement incorrecte ! »

Purgatory mount
Adam Roberts

« An interstellar craft is decelerating after its century-long voyage. Its destination is V538 Aurigae ?, a now-empty planet dominated by one gigantic megastructure, a conical mountain of such height that its summit is high above the atmosphere. The ship’s crew of five hope to discover how the long-departed builders made such a colossal thing, and why: a space elevator? a temple? a work of art? Its resemblance to the mountain of purgatory lead the crew to call this world Dante.

In our near future, the United States is falling apart. A neurotoxin has interfered with the memory function of many of the population, leaving them reliant on their phones as makeshift memory prostheses. But life goes on. For Ottoline Barragão, a regular kid juggling school and her friends and her beehives in the back garden, things are about to get very dangerous, chased across the north-east by competing groups, each willing to do whatever it takes to get inside Ottoline’s private network and recover the secret inside. »

Tower
Bae Myung-Hoon

« Tower is a series of interconnected stories set in Beanstalk, a 674-story skyscraper and sovereign nation. Each story deals with how citizens living in the hypermodern high-rise deal with various influences of power in their lives: a group of researchers have to tell their boss that a major powerbroker is a dog, a woman uses the power of the internet to rescue a downed fighter pilot abandoned by the government, and an out-of-towner finds himself in charge of training a gentle elephant to break up protests. Bae explores the forces that shape modern life with wit and a sly wink at the reader. »

A tangle of spells / Une pincée de magie tome 3
Michelle Harrison

Synopsis du tome 1:

« Dans la famille Widdershins, il y a Fliss, l’aînée, sage et jolie. Il y a Charlie, la petite dernière, espiègle et adorable. Et au milieu, il y a Betty, qui rêve d’aventures et de voyages. Pourtant, elle n’a encore jamais quitté la petite île brumeuse de Crowstone.

Pourtant ce soir d’Halloween, c’est décidé : Betty part à l’aventure. Mais elle est loin de se douter qu’un terrible secret pèse sur toutes les femmes de sa famille…

Heureusement, avec une pincée de magie et deux sœurs aussi fantastiques qu’agaçantes, rien n’est impossible ! »

The four winds
Kristin Hannah

« Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind. Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.

« My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family. »

Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa–like so many of her neighbors–must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it–the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. »

A court of silver flames / Un palais d’épines et de roses tome 5
Sarah J Maas

Synopsis du tome 1:

« En chassant dans les bois enneigés, Feyre voulait seulement nourrir sa famille. Mais elle a commis l’irréparable en tuant un Fae, et la voici emmenée de force à Prythian, royaume des immortels.
Là-bas, pourtant, sa prison est un palais magnifique et son geôlier n’a rien d’un monstre. Tamlin, un Grand Seigneur Fae, la traite comme une princesse.
Et quel est ce mal qui ronge le royaume et risque de s’étendre à celui des mortels ?
A l’évidence, Feyre n’est pas une simple prisonnière. Mais comment une jeune humaine d’origine aussi modeste pourrait-elle venir en aide à de si puissants seigneurs ?
Sa liberté, en tout cas, semble être à ce prix. »

Empire of black and gold
Adrian Tchaikovsky

« The days of peace are over . . .

The Lowlands’ city states have lived in peace for decades, hailed as bastions of civilization. Yet that peace is about to end. A distant empire has been conquering neighbours with highly trained soldiers and sophisticated combat techniques. And the city states are its desirable new prize.

Only the ageing Stenwold Maker – spymaster, artificer and statesman – foresees the threat, as the empires’ armies march ever closer. So it falls upon his shoulders to open the eyes of the cities’ leaders. He sees that war will sweep through their lands, destroying everything in its path.

But to warn his people, he must stay alive. »

Fireheart tiger
Aliette De Bodart

« Fire burns bright and has a long memory….

Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she’s returned to her mother’s imperial court, haunted not only by memories of her first romance, but by worrying magical echoes of a fire that devastated Ephteria’s royal palace.

Thanh’s new role as a diplomat places her once again in the path of her first love, the powerful and magnetic Eldris of Ephteria, who knows exactly what she wants: romance from Thanh and much more from Thanh’s home. Eldris won’t take no for an answer, on either front. But the fire that burned down one palace is tempting Thanh with the possibility of making her own dangerous decisions.

Can Thanh find the freedom to shape her country’s fate—and her own? »

The black coast
Mike Brooks

« WAR DRAGONS.
FEARSOME RAIDERS.
A DAEMONIC WARLORD ON THE RISE.

When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep’s warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come in search of a new home . . .

Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive. »

Service presse

Heavy volume 1
Max Bemis
Sortie le: 14 avril 2021

« Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves…until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for…well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Centipede, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever) and Eryk Donavan (Memetic, Ghost of Ohio) bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns. »

Shadowman deluxe edition volume 1
Andy Diggle
Sortie le: 6 avril 2021

« The rise of the Shadowman!

For years, Jack Boniface believed that he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa – the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong. Now, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike… »

Shadow service volume 1
Cavan Scott
Sortie le: 20 avril 2021

« Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666. »

Vampire: the masquerade volume 1
Blake Howard
Sortie le: 16 mars 2021

« Immerse yourself in the hit comic series based in the world of the international best-selling tabletop role playing game, Vampire: The Masquerade!

When Cecily Bain, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ vampiric elite, takes a mysterious new vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy.

Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s-afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to maintain the age-old secret: that vampires exist among the living.

Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the city, a rebellious found-family of vampire cast-outs investigateS a vicious killing. »

Hummingbird salamander
Jeff VanderMeer
Sortie le: 6 avril 2021

« A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in an unnamed part of the Pacific Northwest. A harrowing descent into a secret world.

Another winter morning in a city in the Northwest.

Where, exactly? I won’t tell you.

Who am I? I won’t tell you. Exactly.

But you can call me Jane.

Jane Smith, if that helps.

I’m here to show you how the world will end.

‘Jane Smith,’ a software manager in her late forties who lives in the Pacific Northwest receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit inside. In the storage unit is a taxidermied hummingbird and salamander. Along with a list of five more animals, signed ‘Love, Silvina.’ The hummingbird and salamander turn out to be among the most endangered species in the world, the taxidermy commissioned by a notorious wildlife trafficking criminal. The message is from the daughter of an Argentine industrialist who has recently died, someone who became radicalized and is thought of in some quarters as an eco-terrorist. Jane does not know Silvina and has never met her, but just by taking the items from the storage unit has set events into play over which she has no control.

Against a very near-future backdrop of severe global warming events and domestic and foreign instability due to predatory government actions and an intrusive security state.

Why me? This was the question that tore at me, made me unable to sleep. Why me? What was so special about me…?

“You’re trying to destroy my life.”

“No. I’m trying to save your life.”« 

A dowry of blood
S T Gibson
Sortie le: 31 janvier 2021

« A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A Dowry of Blood is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.

Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.

With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death. »

Seven deaths of an empire
G R Matthews
Sortie le: 22 juin 2021

« The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire.

General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne.

Apprentice Magician Kyron is assigned to the late Emperor’s honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital. Mistrusted and feared by his own people, even a magician’s power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests, for whoever is in control of the Emperor’s body, controls the succession.

Seven lives and seven deaths to seal the fate of the Empire. »

Voilà pour mon haul livres du mois de février 🙂


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