PAL Juin 2021

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Aujourd’hui je vais te parler de ma PAL du mois de juin. Alors cette année j’ai rajouté 2 petits challenges dans ma lanterne à livres: +1 livre et +2 livres. Et ce mois-ci je suis tombée sur +2 livres ce qui veut dire que ma PAL du mois aura 7 livres au lieu de 5 !

Auteur(e) que je n’ai encore jamais lu

The kite runner / Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul
Khaled Hosseini

« Kaboul, dans les années 70. Bien que frères de lait et élevés au sein de la même propriété, Amir et Hassan ont grandi dans des mondes différents : le premier est le fils d’un riche commerçant, membre de l’élite pachtoune du pays, le second est fils de leur serviteur, issu de la minorité ethnique des Hazaras, méprisée de tous. Inséparables, liés par une même passion pour les cerfs-volants, les deux enfants se vouent une amitié indéfectible. Mais l’été de ses treize ans, alors qu’il désespère de gagner l’affection d’un père qu’il vénère et redoute à la fois, Amir commet la pire des trahisons : lors du combat de cerfs-volants organisé comme chaque hiver dans leur quartier, Amir abandonne Hassan à un sort tragique. Lorsque les Soviétiques envahissent le pays et qu’il fuit en Californie avec son père, Amir pense qu’une nouvelle vie s’ouvre à lui. Mais le souvenir d’Hassan le poursuit partout. Été 2001. Réfugié depuis plusieurs années aux États-Unis, Amir reçoit un appel du Pakistan. Il existe un moyen de te racheter, lui annonce la voix au bout du fil. Mais ce moyen passe par une plongée au cœur de l’Afghanistan des talibans… et de son propre passé. »

12 livres en 2021

The throne of the five winds
S C Emmett

« The imperial palace―full of ambitious royals, sly gossip, and unforeseen perils―is perhaps the most dangerous place in the Empire of Zhaon. Komor Yala, the lady-in-waiting to the princess of the vanquished kingdom of Khir, has only her wits and her hidden blade to protect herself and her charge, who was sacrificed in marriage to the enemy as a hostage for her conquered people’s good behavior, to secure a tenuous peace. But the Emperor is aging, and the Khir princess and her lady-in-waiting soon find themselves pawns in the six princes’ deadly schemes for the throne — and a single spark could ignite fresh rebellion in Khir. Then, the Emperor falls ill―and a far bloodier game begins… »

Fantasy romance

A deal with the elf king
Elise Kova

« The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.

Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen.

To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she’s dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town’s only healer.

That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives… for her.

Everything Luella had thought she’d known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save.

The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another… but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted. »

Manga / BD / graphic novel

Low volume 1
Rick Remender

« Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope. »

Belle couverture

Ariadne
Jennifer Saint

« As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur – Minos’s greatest shame and Ariadne’s brother – demands blood every year.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helping Theseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country, and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled by mercurial gods – drawing their attention can cost you everything.

In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns of powerful men, will Ariadne’s decision to betray Crete for Theseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herself sacrificed for her lover’s ambition? »

Jeunesse

Orion lost
Alastair Chisholm

« The transport ship Orion is four months out of Earth when catastrophe strikes – leaving the ship and everyone on board stranded in deep space. Suddenly it’s up to thirteen-year-old Beth and her friends to navigate through treacherous and uncharted territory to reach safety. But a heavily-damaged ship, space pirates, a mysterious alien species, and an artificial intelligence that Beth doesn’t know if she can trust means that getting home has never been so difficult… Hugely gripping, with incredible twists and a fast-paced, action-packed story, this is an unputdownable science fiction adventure – perfect for fans of Mortal Engines and Star Wars. »

Paru en 2021

I’m waiting for you
Kim Bo-Young

« A stunning collection of short fiction by one of South Korea’s most treasured writers, available in English for the first time.

In the title story, an engaged couple working in distant corners of the galaxy plan to arrive on Earth simultaneously and walk down the aisle together. But small incidents wreak havoc on their vast journeys, pushing the date of their wedding far into the future. As centuries pass on Earth and the land and climate change, one thing is constant: the desire of the lovers to be together.

Through two pairs of interlinked stories stories, Kim explores the driving forces of humanity – love, hope, creation, destruction, and the very meaning of existence. »

Voilà pour ma PAL du mois de juin 🙂

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