Stacking the Shelves #288

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Rivalités (Les Etoiles de Noss Head, 1) – Sophie Jomain & Marie-Laure Barbey-Granvaud

Pour moi, une nouvelle vie commençait : l’université à St Andrews avec Leith, mon petit ami loup-garou. J’avais espéré que le calme était revenu, que je vivrais ma première année de fac comme n’importe quelle jeune fille, ou presque. Douce utopie, rien ne se passe jamais comme on le voudrait. Il fallait qu’ils se fassent la guerre, c’était plus fort qu’eux. Leur haine ancestrale allait les pousser à bout. J’étais dépassée. Je n’en avais aucune idée alors, mais les forces qui devraient s’affronter allaient au-delà de tout ce qu’on peut imaginer. J’étais au moins sûre d’une chose : tôt ou tard, je paierais les pots cassés. Peut-être même que je ne m’en sortirais pas indemne.

Le Vieux qui voulait sauver le monde – Jonas Jonasson

Après avoir séduit 1,3 million de lecteurs en France, le Vieux ne sucre toujours pas les fraises !

Tout commence au large de Bali, avec une montgolfière et quatre bouteilles de champagne. Aux côtés de Julius, son partenaire dans le crime, Allan Karlsson s’apprête à fêter son cent unième anniversaire quand… patatras ! Le ballon s’échoue en pleine mer. Voici nos deux naufragés recueillis à bord d’un vraquier nord-coréen. Et comme un bonheur n’arrive jamais seul, il se trouve que l’embarcation, dépêchée par Kim Jong-un, transporte clandestinement de l’uranium enrichi. Ni une ni deux, Allan se fait passer pour un spécialiste de la recherche atomique, parvient à leurrer le dictateur et s’enfuit avec une mallette au contenu explosif… un néonazi suédois à ses trousses. De Manhattan à un campement kenyan en passant par la savane de Tanzanie et l’aéroport de Copenhague, Allan et son comparse se retrouvent au cœur d’une crise diplomatique complexe, croisant sur leur route Angela Merkel, Donald Trump ou la ministre suédoise des Affaires étrangères, se liant d’amitié avec un escroc indien au nom imprononçable, un guerrier massaï, une entrepreneuse médium engagée sur le marché du cercueil personnalisé et une espionne passionnée par la culture de l’asperge.

Après avoir revisité dans
Le Vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire les dramatiques événements du xxe siècle, le vieil artificier polyglotte a décidé de reprendre du service pour une petite mission : sauver le monde ! Une leçon de géopolitique échevelée, instruite et hilarante.

La Forêt des Ténèbres (Malenfer, 1) – Cassandra O’Donnell

Malenfer, la forêt maléfique, grandit et s’approche chaque jour davantage de la maison où vivent Gabriel et sa petite sœur Zoé. Seuls depuis le départ de leurs parents, partis chercher de l’aide en terre de Gazmoria, les enfants doivent faire face aux ténèbres qui recouvrent lentement Wallandar. Les visions de Zoé et ses pouvoirs magiques seront-ils suffisants pour les vaincre?

 

 

Un grand merci à Gilwen

 

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities, 1) – Shannon Messenger

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Dark House (Experiment in Terror, 1) – Karina Halle

There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts.

Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance.

Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

Stacking the Shelves #287

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The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, 2) – S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali’s hand, Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family and one misstep will doom her tribe.

Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid-the unpredictable water spirits-have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.

And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad’s towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.

Fall (VIP, 3) – Kristen Callihan

The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways.

In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip.

Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands.

Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor.

An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room.

Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun.

Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything.

All we have to do is trust enough to fall.

Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy, 3.5) – Ilona Andrews

Nevada Frida Baylor and Connor Ander Rogan cordially invite you to join their wedding celebration. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan’s extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder.

To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her sister’s happiness. Nevada will have her fairy tale wedding, even if Catalina has to tear the mansion apart brick by brick to get it done.

Quand la fainéantise rime avec magie (Ivy Wilde, 1) – Helen Harper

Bon, soyons clairs : Ivy Wilde n’est pas une héroïne. C’est même la dernière personne que vous contacteriez si vous aviez besoin d’une aide magique, malgré ses talents.

Si ça ne tenait qu’à elle, Ivy passerait ses journées affalée dans le canapé, devant la télé, paquets de chips en main, à papoter avec son familier félin jusqu’à ce que mort s’en suive.

Mais quand elle se retrouve victime d’une erreur d’identité, elle est embarquée malgré elle à la Branche Arcane, le département d’investigation de l’Ordre Hermétique du Crépuscule d’Or.

Les problèmes se multiplient quand un objet de valeur est volé au nez et à la barbe des représentants de l’Ordre ; et le fait d’être liée magiquement à l’Adeptus Exemptus Raphaël Winter ne fait qu’empirer la situation. Il a peut-être un regard couleur saphir et le corps d’un mannequin maillot de bain, mais pour Ivy, il représente tout ce qu’il y a de soporifique dans le boulot de sorcier.

Et s’il l’oblige à retourner à la salle de sport, juré, elle le transforme en crapaud.

Les Reliques de l’au-delà (Enquêtes surnaturelles, 1) – Laura Spinella

Tout ce que veut Aubrey Ellis, c’est une vie normale, une vie qui n’inclut pas d’appels désespérés de défunts. Son remarquable don aide peut-être les autres à reposer en paix, mais il a également perturbé son enfance et détruit son mariage. S’accommodant finalement de son emploi de chroniqueuse immobilière pour un journal local, Aubrey dissimule son extraordinaire aptitude… jusqu’à ce que lui soit soudain confié un article relatif à un meurtre remontant à plusieurs décennies.

Ébranlée par la découverte du squelette d’une jeune femme, la ville de Surrey en Nouvelle-Angleterre veut des réponses. L’intraitable journaliste d’investigation Levi St John est déterminé à les obtenir. Aubrey n’a d’autre choix que de s’impliquer, même au risque terrifiant de déranger les esprits en lien avec le meurtre et d’éveiller par la même occasion les soupçons de son nouveau partenaire journaliste.

Tandis qu’Aubrey et Levi approfondissent le mystère, des secrets sont révélés et la passion s’enflamme. Il semble que les dons d’Aubrey soient voués à tout lui procurer, sauf une vie normale…

Regnvald et le loup d’or (Saga des vikings, 1) – Linnea Hartsuyker

Vengeance en terre viking
Norvège, IXe siècle après J.-C. Depuis que son père est mort, Ragnvald n’a qu’une hâte : atteindre la maturité pour pouvoir enfin gouverner les terres qui lui reviennent, placées sous l’égide de son beau-père, le cruel Olaf. Aussi, quand il échappe à une tentative d’assassinat, Ragnvald devine que c’est Olaf qui est à la manœuvre. Obtenir justice n’est pas chose aisée en pays viking, où des centaines de petits rois se disputent un lambeau de territoire, mais Ragnvald est prêt à mourir pour sauver son honneur. Quant à sa petite sœur, l’impétueuse Svanhild, elle serait capable de prendre les armes pour lui venir en aide. Jusqu’au jour où elle croise le chemin du beau Solvi, l’ennemi juré de son frère… Tandis que Ragnvald choisit de rejoindre les troupes du jeune Harald, guerrier prodige incarné dans le monde des rêves par un loup à la crinière d’or, Svanhild sera confrontée au pire des dilemmes : la famille ou la liberté.
Puisant dans un des textes fondateurs de la littérature subarctique, Linnea Hartsuyker raconte l’histoire d’un personnage historique, Ragnvald de Møre, bras droit du premier roi de Norvège, et éclaire les phénomènes à l’origine de ces royaumes scandinaves formés par la mosaïque de terre au nord des mers d’Écosse. Mais ce sont surtout les destins contrariés d’un frère et d’une sœur épris d’idéal que bâtit le premier tome de cette épopée foisonnante d’héroïsme, d’aventure et de sentiments à vif, à placer entre les mains de tous les amateurs d’ Outlander ou de G ame of Thrones.

Destin de sang (La Trilogie du Tearling, 3) – Erika Johansen

La Trilogie du Tearling

En moins d’un an, Kelsea Glynn est devenue Reine du Tearling, une reine puissante et visionnaire qui a transformé le royaume. Dans sa quête de justice, et pour mettre fin à la corruption, elle s’est fait de nombreux ennemis, notamment la Reine rouge, sa rivale la plus féroce, qui lui a déclaré la guerre. Pour protéger son peuple de l’invasion, Kelsea se livre à l’adversaire avec son saphir magique, et nomme Massue, son fidèle chef des gardes, comme régent. Massue va alors tout faire pour sauver sa reine, prisonnière de Mortmesne.

Stacking the Shelves #285

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Concours

33 raisons de te revoir – Alice Kellen (INT)

ebook Hors de portée – Jane harvey-Berrick (INT)

Prélude / The Man I love – Suanne laqueur (INT)

A la découverte du MM (Fr & Be)

La dernière prophétie – James Patterson

L’Apocalypse est en marcheÀ Boston, une jeune femme se découvre enceinte… alors qu’elle est toujours vierge. En Irlande, une autre jeune femme connaît la même surprise.Dans plusieurs villes à travers le monde, les autorités médicales sont submergées par des épidémies, des sècheresses, des famines, des inondations… et cela ne semble pas sur le point de s’arrêter. Il y a là comme un signe que quelque chose de terrible se prépare.Enquêtant sur ces phénomènes d’Immaculée Conception, l’Archidiocèse de Boston décide d’employer la manière forte, et engage une ancienne nonne, Anne Fitzgerald, devenue une privée aux méthodes peu catholiques. Car tous les signes portent à croire que l’Apocalypse est déjà en route… L’avenir de l’Humanité est à présent entre les mains d’Anne.

Sur l’ordre de dieu – Jon Krahauer

« Dans le comté d’Utah, presque tout le monde a entendu parler des fils Lafferty en raison des meurtres atroces. »
Utah. Une petite ville plantée dans le sillage de Salt Lake City, le fief de l’Église mormone. Le 24 juillet 1984, Allen Lafferty, mormon pratiquant, rentre chez lui après sa journée de travail, dans la maison qu’il habite avec sa jeune épouse et leur bébé de quinze mois. Quand il pousse la porte, l’horreur l’attend : Brenda et sa petite fille ont été sauvagement égorgées. En un instant, Allen est convaincu qu’il connaît les coupables. Et pour cause, ce sont ses frères.

À la barre des mois plus tard, Ron et Dan Lafferty ne nieront pas les faits. Pas plus qu’ils n’exprimeront le moindre remords. Les deux Lafferty sont des prophètes, Dieu parle à travers eux, il leur chuchote ses ordres. Pour eux, l’État n’existe pas. L’école ? Une machination. La médecine ? Un charlatanisme. Ron et Dan Lafferty ont quitté le giron des mormons pour embrasser une foi chrétienne radicale, dont l’un des piliers n’est autre que la polygamie. Et Brenda Lafferty avait commis l’erreur d’y être opposée…

Revenant sur les grandes heures de la fondation de la religion mormone et l’épineux dossier des sectes transfuges qu’elle a fait naître dans ses rangs, le maître de la narrative non fiction interroge les ressorts du fanatisme religieux et exhume l’une des affaires criminelles les plus retentissantes de l’histoire américaine des dernières décennies.

Dare you to lie (Hometown Antihero, 1) – Amber Lynn Natush

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

Paper Girl – Cindy R. Wilson

I haven’t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.

Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things. Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark for everything I love to disappear…

Dangerous Exes (Liars, Inc, 2) – Rachel Van Dyken

Isla made one teeny little mistake. Now she and her PI company, Dirty Exes, are being targeted by one seriously angry and furiously sexy ex-quarterback. Jessie freakin’ Beckett. But there’s no way some NFL superhunk is going to take her business away. If only he didn’t make her so hot—and bothered.

Jessie wants payback for a ruined reputation. His plan? Top secret. His hard-to-hide arousal for Isla? Not so much. Especially when they let down their guards and sneak a kiss. Like any juicy scandal, it goes so viral, so fast, that only a good lie can combat the bad press. Mortal enemies in a fling? No way. Um…this is love!

Actually…could it be?

Isla’s not faking it. Jessie can’t. As the game of let’s pretend gets real, Jessie forgets all about revenge. That’s the problem. His plan is already out of his control. Now it could undo everything they’ve been trying to build. Coming clean may be the only thing that can save it.

Gone Hunting (Weird Giels, 0.3) – Cecy Robson

The rest of the werewolf pack might consider Aric Connor to be omniscient and destined to save the world when evil returns to claim it. But for the most part, fifteen-year-old Aric ignores the confirmations of his powers, taking everything in stride until he meets her.

Celia Wird wasn’t supposed to awaken naked in the mountains of Colorado, not when she was just stalking her prey in a filthy alley several states away. She especially wasn’t supposed to meet Aric, the handsome werewolf who comes to her aid.

As a supernatural tasked with protecting the earth, Aric sympathizes with Celia’s dangerous situation. He’s also struck by her beauty and kindness. Yet, as much as Aric welcomes Celia, her arrival isn’t a peaceful one.

Dark forces stir in Celia’s presence, resolute on killing her. Aric and his inner beast are adamant about keeping Celia safe and with them. But there’s a time and a place for love, and Aric and Celia might not survive long enough to find it.

 

Stacking the Shelves #284

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Concours

Solo Tu – Céline Jeanne (INT)

Edge of Blade – Jeffe Kennedy (INT)

33 raisons de te revoir – Alice Kellen (INT)

ebook Hors de portée – Jane harvey-Berrick (INT)

Prélude / The Man I love – Suanne laqueur (INT)

A la découverte du MM (Fr & Be)

 

How to break an undead heart (Beginner’s guide to necromancy, 3) – Hailey Edwards

Grier finally has the one thing she’s always wanted: Boaz Pritchard. Too bad her dream boyfriend is keeping her up nights, just not in a sweaty or fun way. Boaz has dialed down the Southern charm and stopped returning her calls. His job forces him to keep secrets, but his radio silence is cranking up her suspicions. He’s a shameless flirt, but he’s her shameless flirt…right?

Soon an attack on Woolworth House leaves her with bigger problems than he loves me, he loves me not. Vampires are on the prowl, and they aren’t the only predators circling. A new threat has emerged, one with blood rights to Grier. With enemies closing in on all sides, she must choose her allies, and the decision could make or break her…and her heart.

Warning: This book contains a buttload of zombie parakeet poop. Like grab a poncho and thank me later. Watch out, y’all. It’s about to hit the fan. Hearts will break, and heads will roll. Literally.

Going Down on One Knee- Christina Hovland

Number-crunching Velma Johnson’s perfectly planned life is right on course.

That’s a lie. Sure, she’s got the lucrative job. She’s got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma’s Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully one who’s hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He’ll be exactly like, well… her sister’s new fiancé.

Badass biker Brek Montomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek’s sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.

Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.

Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister’s wedding. Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn’t even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life—so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan…

Shades of Light (Shades of Magic, 3) – V.E. Schwab

Un autre monde vous attend, là, de l’autre côté du mur…

Kell est un magicien de sang, un sorcier capable de voyager d’un monde à l’autre. Des mondes, il y en a quatre, dont Londres est, à chaque fois, le cœur et l’âme. Le nôtre est gris. Le deuxième, rouge, déborde de magie. Dans le blanc, elle s’est faite bien trop rare quand, dans le noir, elle a tout dévoré. Et le fléau s’apprête à contaminer chacun des univers jusqu’au dernier – ce n’est plus qu’une question de temps…

Car les ténèbres ont déjà commencé à s’étendre sur le flamboyant Londres rouge. Les habitants en sont réduits à choisir entre céder aux sirènes dévastatrices de la magie et entamer contre elle une lutte désespérée jusqu’à la mort. Si Kell semble immunisé contre le poison qui gangrène son royaume, la fin le guette, lui aussi… à moins que des alliés inattendus ne le rejoignent dans la bataille À commencer bien sûr par Lila, qui ne raterait pour rien au monde une occasion de partir à l’aventure et faire étalage de sa puissance. Mais, aussi intrépides qu’ils soient, comment de simples magiciens pourraient-ils faire le poids face à l’incarnation même de la magie ?

Faux Amis (Promise Fall, 2) – Linwood Barclay

Plume acérée, personnages inquiétants et humour noir : après Fausses promesses, Linwood Barclay livre un nouvel opus riche en suspense pour conter les secrets et mystères d’une bourgade américaine pas si tranquille.

La ville de Promise Falls est sous le choc. L’écran du drive-in vient de s’effondrer en pleine séance. Bilan : quatre morts. Accident ? Acte malveillant ? L’impassible inspecteur Barry Duckworth enquête. Et un détail le perturbe : l’heure de l’explosion, 23 h 23 ; un chiffre qui évoque d’autres crimes non élucidés…

De son côté, le privé Cal Weaver travaille sur une sombre affaire. Une effraction a eu lieu au domicile d’Adam Chalmers, ponte local décédé au drive-in. Le vol en question : des vidéos érotiques que le défunt réalisait dans son sous-sol… Qui apparaissait sur ces films ? Y a-t-il un lien entre tous ces faits divers ?

Phénomènes étranges autour de la grande roue, agressions sur le campus, meurtres inexplicables. Un vent de panique souffle sur Promise Falls et l’heure est venue pour Cal Weaver et Barry Duckworth d’unir leurs forces.

Mais par où commencer dans cette ville où tous les psychopathes du coin semblent s’être donné rendez-vous ?

Le Sanctuaire des Dieux (Terre de Brume, 1) – Cindy Van Wilder

Dans un univers envahi par la Brume, deux jeunes femmes unissent leur magie pour sauver le monde de la destruction.

Depuis l’enfance, Héra vit dans le Sanctuaire des Prêtres de l’Eau, où elle apprend à maîtriser sa magie pour devenir Guerrière. Au cours d’une mission, elle rencontre Intissar, une Sœur du Feu venue avertir les habitants d’un terrible danger. Mais il est déjà trop tard : une vague de Brume, peuplée de créatures ni mortes ni vivantes, frappe le Sanctuaire. Et elle frappera encore.

 

Stacking the Shelves #283

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Concours

ebook of Unlit by Kero Arthur (INT)

Pepper Martin – Casey Daniels (INT)

Solo Tu – Céline Jeanne (INT)

Edge of Blade – Jeffe Kennedy (INT)

33 raisons de te revoir – Alice Kellen (INT)

How to claim an undead soul (Beginner’s guide to necromancy, 1) – Hailey Edwards

Life was simpler for Grier when she was flat broke and a social pariah. Now she’s carrying the baggage that goes along with the title of Dame Woolworth, and shouldering that weight is giving her a serious crick in the neck. Her work as a Haint is the one thing that makes her feel normal, but even that’s more paranormal than usual.

Spirits are vanishing from well-known hot spots on the ghost tour circuit, and vampires are turning up as shriveled husks. When Grier stumbles across the menace preying on Savannah’s supernatural community, what she uncovers is bigger than a few flickering lampposts gone dark. It’s a deadly threat unleashed by one of their own, and the cost of saving her city might be her life.

No Good Dragons Goes Unpunished (Heartstrikers, 3) – Rachel Aaron

When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn’t part of any proper dragon’s vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling Council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it takes to get their claws on it, including killing the Nice Dragon who got them into this mess in the first place.

To keep his clan together and his skin intact, Julius is going to have to find a way to make his bloodthirsty siblings play fair. But there’s more going on in Heartstriker Mountain than politics. Every family has its secrets, but the skeletons in Bethesda’s closet are dragon sized, and with Algonquin’s war looming over them all, breaking his clan wide open might just be the only hope Julius has of saving it.

Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers, 1) – Piper Rayne

Everyone knows that if you play with fire you’ll end up getting burned…

What happens when you attend a first responder’s bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.

That’s right. Even back when I was ‘Fatty Maddie’ to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one.

Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he’s turned into and I want to slide down his pole.

One date. That’s all I’m committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet.

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would’ve predicted that in a matter of days he’d turn from my dream guy into my business partner-and that’s when things got interesting.

Stacking the Shelves #282

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Fallen Crest (#7) – Tijan (Fr&Be)

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Rock God (Passion en backstage, 1) – Jamie Shaw

Lorsqu’elle arrive au Mayhem club pour le concert du groupe The Last Ones, Rowan trouve son petit ami dans les bras d’une autre. Folle de rage et effondrée, elle quitte la salle pour se réfugier sur les marches où elle est rejointe par Adam, le leader du groupe qui lui avait lancé une oeillade sans équivoque durant le concert.

 

 

 

The Darkest Star (Origin, 1) – Jennifer L Armentrout

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

 

Crew – Tijan

To survive where I live, you have two options.

You can be a Normal—a cheerleader, jock, member of the debate team, or on the yearbook committee. You pretend everything is normal.

Or you can be crew.
You insult us? We hurt you.
You hurt us? We really hurt you.
And if you f*ck with us, we will end you.

My name is Bren.
I’m the only female in the Wolf Crew—the best, fiercest, and most dangerous crew there is—and we have a rule: There’s no falling in love.

Well… too late.

 

Sous ta peau (Strong, 1) – Scarlett Cole

Harper n’avait jamais imaginé entrer un jour dans un salon de tatouage. Pourtant, pour couvrir les cicatrices du passé, rappel constant d’une partie de sa vie qu’elle aimerait oublier, Trent est le seul qui puisse l’aider. Harper s’ouvre peu à peu au charismatique artiste-tatoueur, dont le toucher sur sa peau est magnétique. Mais bientôt ressurgit l’ombre de celui qu’elle a dû fuir : aura-t-elle cette fois-ci la force de se défendre ?

 

When it Rains (Rains, 1) – Lisa De Jong

One night changed my life forever.

Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it’s more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can’t.

I haven’t told anyone.

I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.

Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn’t care who I used to be, he’s simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life.

I’ve been hurt.

I’ve been saved.

And I’ve found hope.

I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…

Again.

Un Appartement à Paris (Madeline, 2) – Guillaume Paris

Paris, un atelier d’artiste au fond d’une allée verdoyante.
Madeline, une ex-flic londonienne, y est venue pour panser ses blessures.
Gaspard, un auteur misanthrope, l’a loué pour écrire dans la solitude.
À la suite d’une méprise, ces deux écorchés vifs sont contraints de cohabiter quelques temps.
Dans l’atelier, où plane encore le fantôme de l’ancien propriétaire, Madeline et Gaspard vont mettre à jour un secret terrifiant.
Et cette découverte glaçante va les forcer à affronter leurs propres démons dans une enquête vertigineuse qui les changera à jamais.

Entre mes mains le bonheur se faufile – Agnès Martin-Lugand

Depuis l enfance, Iris a une passion pour la couture. Dessiner des modèles, leur donner vie par la magie du fil et de l aiguille, voilà ce qui la rend heureuse. Mais ses parents n ont toujours vu dans ses ambitions qu un caprice : les chiffons, ce n est pas « convenable ». Et Iris, la mort dans l âme, s est résignée.
Aujourd hui, la jeune femme étouffe dans son carcan de province, son mari la délaisse, sa vie semble s être arrêtée. Mais une révélation va pousser Iris à reprendre en main son destin. Dans le tourbillon de Paris, elle va courir le risque de s ouvrir au monde et faire la rencontre de Marthe, égérie et mentor, troublante et autoritaire…
Portrait d une femme en quête de son identité, ce roman nous entraîne dans une aventure diabolique dont, comme son héroïne, le lecteur a du mal à se libérer.

Stacking the Shelves #281

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Le Pensionnat des innocentes- Angela Marsons (Fr&Be)

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Frenchman Street (Sentinels Of New Orleans, 6) – Suzanne Johnson

The uneasy truce between the preternatural species of New Orleans has shattered, with wizards and elves, shifters and vampires—not to mention the historical undead—struggling for ultimate control of the city, including the humans who still think they’re atop the food chain.<

They aren’t, however—and the Summer Prince of Faerie wants them to know it.

Stuck in the middle? One unemployed wizard sentinel. For DJ Jaco, war makes for strange bedfellows as she finally embraces her wizard-elven heritage and strikes a deal with the devil so she and her ragtag band of allies can return to defend her hometown. After all, when the undead French pirate Jean Lafitte has been hired by the mayor as a consultant, things could go horribly wrong.

War is coming to New Orleans just in time for Mardi Gras, with the elves and wizards lined up on opposite sides, the shifters without a leader, the vampires promising loyalty to the highest bidder, and the soul of the Crescent City resting on the outcome of the civil war going on in Faerie between the rival princes of summer and winter.

Mardi Gras Day is approaching fast, the much-anticipated new Krewe of Enyo is not what it seems, and the line between friends and enemies grows thin as DJ tries to stave off open warfare between faeries on the St. Charles Avenue parade route.

Laissez les bons temps rouler…but be careful, or the good times might roll too close for comfort.

Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, 4) – J.L. Bryan

Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.

Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.

 

One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers, 2) – Rachel Aaron

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one, and now that he’s got an in with the Three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker’s gamble to put her clan on top.

Refusal to play along with his mother’s plans means death, but there’s more going on than even Bethesda knows, and with Estella back in the game with a vengeance, Heartstriker futures disappearing, and Algonquin’s dragon hunter closing in, the stakes are higher than even a seer can calculate. But when his most powerful family members start dropping like flies, it falls to Julius to defend the clan that never respected him and prove that, sometimes, the world’s worst dragon is the best one to have on your side.

Caraval (Caraval, 1) – Stephanie Garber

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

Alex, Approximatively – Jenn Bennett

The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

American Panda – Gloria Chao

An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

A Hard Day’s Fright (Pepper Martin, 7) – Casey Daniels

What happened to a teenager named Lucy one night in 1966 after a Beatles concert? She rushed the stage, kissed Paul, started home with her friends, and was never seen again — until cemetery guide and unintentional PI to the dead Pepper Martin sees her as a ghost. Lucy’s spirit can’t rest in peace until her body is found and buried. But how will Pepper track down a missing corpse after forty-five years?