Stacking the Shelves #278

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Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, 10) – Ilona Andrews

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She’s made friends and enemies. She’s found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate’s doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

Must Love Babies (Must Love Babies, 1) – Lynnette Austin

This baby’s not the only one in need of a cuddle…

Brant Wylder is a bachelor and loving it! He’s in Misty Bottoms, Georgia, property-hunting for his vintage car repair shop when he gets the call. His sister’s been in an accident, and Brant has to drop everything and take care of his five-month-old nephew. That’s the end of the bachelor lifestyle.

Bridal boutique owner Molly Stiles is all business all the time, until she sees that Brant’s in trouble. In this Southern town, nobody ever has to go it alone. And besides, how can she resist that beautiful baby in the arms of a beautiful man…?

City of Broken Magic – Mirah Bolender

Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn’t control. An infestation that ate magic–and anything else it came into contact with. Enemies and allies were equally filling.

Only an elite team of non-magical humans, known as sweepers, can defuse and dispose of infestations before they spread. Most die before they finish training.

Laura, a new team member, has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she’s the last–and only–sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation.

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire, 1) – Grace Draven

A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different.

Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion–and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will risk everything to return to the Empire–and burn once more.

Stacking the Shelves #277

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The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, 1) – S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…

Agent Double (Au Service de sa Majesté, 1) – Daniel O’Malley

La guerre sera surnaturelle, ou ne sera pas.

Quand, après des années de combats acharnés, deux organisations secrètes et rivales sont contraintes d’allier leurs forces, une seule personne semble en mesure de les aider à conclure cette paix nécessaire : Myfanwy Thomas.

D’un côté, la Checquy, organisation secrète chargée de combattre les forces surnaturelles qui menacent la Couronne britannique.

De l’autre, les Greffeurs, une société de peu recommandables alchimistes belges adeptes de manipulations génétiques en tous genres.

Mais c’est sans compter les mystérieux Antagonistes, qui tentent par tous les moyens de faire échouer les négociations.

Goules anthropophages, sous-marins informes, prodiges permanents et monstres en tous genres… Entre Jasper Fforde et James Bond, Douglas Adams et les Men in Black, le lecteur retrouvera avec un immense plaisir l’incroyable univers de The Rook, boosté à la terreur sourde et à l’humour survolté. Un voyage dont on ne revient pas indemne !

Solo Tu – Céline Jeanne

Peut-on tout laisser derrière soi, tout mettre sous clé pour tenter d’avancer, un pas après l’autre, dans une nouvelle vie ? C’est ce qu’espérait Iria en s’installant à Paris. Mais le destin est facétieux. Un emploi qu’elle ne peut refuser la ramène à Barcelone, la ville de ses cauchemars, la ville de son seul et unique amour.

La peur la ronge tandis que son avion atterrit sur le sol espagnol. Et si elle croisait les fantômes de son passé ?

Rien n’est jamais simple, mais Iria va apprendre une chose : on ne peut fuir indéfiniment son passé, et parfois, pour vivre, il faut accepter d’ouvrir sa malle et de faire face aux monstres qu’elle contient.

Un été dans les Hamptons (From Manhattan with Love, 5) – Sarah Morgan
« Ta vie, c’est un scénario de comédie romantique. »
Si la situation n’était pas si catastrophique, Felicity éclaterait de rire, tant ces mots lui semblent éloignés de la vérité. Pour elle, tomber nez à nez avec l’homme qui lui a brisé le cœur et constater que, dix ans après, il est toujours aussi sexy et hors de portée relèverait plutôt de son mauvais karma. Ne s’était-elle pas réfugiée dans les Hamptons justement pour lui échapper ? Mais, maintenant que Seth l’a retrouvée, Felicity sait qu’elle a une décision à prendre : passer sa vie à fuir ou affronter une fois pour toutes les démons de son passé…
Lincoln (Famous Love, 1) – Rachel Van Dyken

Stacking the Shelves #276

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Révolte de Fieu (Queen du Tearling, 2) – Erika Johansen

Maintenant qu’elle porte la couronne, elle doit sauver le royaume.
Au fil des jours, Kelsea Glynn apprend à assumer ses nouvelles responsabilités de souveraine. Mais en stoppant les livraisons d’esclaves à Mortmesne, elle a provoqué la colère de la tyrannique Reine rouge, qui tire son pouvoir de la magie noire. En représailles, son armée attaque le Tearling pour s’emparer de ce qui, selon elle, lui revient de droit. Rien ne peut arrêter l’invasion. Pour la Reine du Tearling, face aux hordes noires qui menacent de déferler sur sa cité et sur son peuple, le temps manque.

Stacking the Shelves #275

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Dive Smack – Demetra Brodsky

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A’s and solid friends, he’s only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.

 

Why not Me – Ashley Erin

“He didn’t choose me, and now he wants his second chance.”

Allie Vincent has a good life. All of her boxes are checked off.
Sweet boyfriend? Check.
Awesome job? Check.
Great friends? Check.
Life is going according to plan. That is until the man who broke her heart seven years ago comes crashing back into her life.

Suddenly those checked boxes no longer seem important.
Her once neat life is now in turmoil as she’s caught between a past love and a current one.
A choice between two men.
One is her best friend and partner for the past six years.
The other makes her heart race, but he left her shattered.
One is safe, secure.
The other is a risk she doesn’t know if she’s willing to take . . . again.

Blood Orbit (Gattis File, 1) – K.R. Richardson

Eric Matheson, an idealistic rookie cop trying to break from his powerful family, is plunged into the investigation of a brutal crime in his first weeks on the job in Angra Dastrelas, the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis. A newcomer to the planet, Matheson is unaware of the danger he’s courting when he’s promoted in the field to assist the controversial Chief Investigating Forensic Officer, Inspector J. P. Dillal, the planet’s first cybernetically enhanced investigator. Coming from a despised ethnic underclass, the brilliant and secretive Dillal seems determined to unravel the crime regardless of the consequences. The deeper they dig, the more dangerous the investigation becomes. But in a system where the cops enforce corporate will, instead of the law, the solution could expose Gattis’s most shocking secrets and cost thousands of lives–including Matheson’s and Dillal’s.

Love, Simon – Becky Albertalli

Moi, c’est Simon. Simon Spier. Je vis dans une petite ville en banlieue d’Atlanta. J’ai deux sœurs, un chien, et les trois meilleurs amis du monde. Je suis fan d’Harry Potter, j’ai une passion profonde pour les Oréo, je fais du théâtre. Et je suis raide dingue de Blue.

Blue est un garçon que j’ai rencontré sur le Tumblr du lycée. Je le croise peut-être tous les jours, mais je ne sais pas qui c’est. On se dit tout, sauf notre nom. À part Blue, personne ne sait que je suis gay.

Stacking the Shelves #273

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Starless – Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Let your mind be like the eye of the hawk…Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.

In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity…but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.

If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to not dating – Christina Lauren

Most men can’t handle Hazel. With the energy of a toddler and the mouth of a sailor, they’re often too timid to recognize her heart of gold. New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Roomies, Beautiful Bastard) tells the story of two people who are definitely not dating, no matter how often they end up in bed together.

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

A Study in Treason (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, 1) – Leonard Goldberg

 

Mae – Gene Ha

When her long lost sister returns, Mae Foretell gets pulled into her world of wonders and peril. After her sister disappeared without a trace 8 years ago, Mae was left to care for her ailing father. She went to school and continued on with life. On the fateful day that Abbie returns, she reveals fantastic tales filled with adventure. These stories are hard to believe – until the monsters show up…

Stacking the Shelves #272

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Serpentine (Anita Blake, 26) – Laurell K Hamilton

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there’s a monster that even she doesn’t know how to fight…

A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita’s fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it’s the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it’s not all fun and games and bachelor parties…

In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.

When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse–her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There’s a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that’s rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret–if she survives at all, that is…

Les Enchantements d’Ambremer (Le Paris des Merveilles #1) – Pierre Pevel

Paris, au début du XXe siècle.

Les messieurs ont de fières moustaches, des chapeaux melons ; les dames portent des corsets, des jupons, des bottines à boutons. Déjà, de rutilants tacots pétardent parmi les fiacres le long des Grands Boulevards aux immeubles haussmanniens. Mais ce n’est pas le Paris de la Belle Époque tel que nous l’entendons : la tour Eiffel est en bois blanc, les sirènes ont investi la Seine, les farfadets, le bois de Vincennes, des chats-ailés discutent philosophie et une ligne de métro permet de rejoindre le pays des fées.

Occupé à enquêter sur un trafic d’objets enchantés, Louis Denizart Hippolyte Griffont, mage du Cercle Cyan, se retrouve mêlé à une série de meurtres. Confronté à des gargouilles immortelles et à un puissant sorcier, Griffont n’a d’autre choix que de s’associer à Isabel de Saint-Gil, une fée renégate que le mage ne connaît que trop bien…

Bienvenue dans le Paris des Merveilles.

Un Gentleman dans l’étang – Christy Saubesty

«Marie épousseta son pantacourt, puis contourna l’arbre pour s’approcher de l’étang. Elle s’accroupit en grommelant, effleura la surface saumâtre de l’eau et lâcha une nouvelle bordée de jurons.
— Si je peux me permettre…, commença Mathieu.
— C’est gentil, mais non, le coupa aussitôt la jeune femme en se relevant. Il n’y a plus rien à faire. Mon collier est tombé dans l’eau. C’est un bijou auquel je tiens énormément et… Mathieu posa son journal, retira sa veste et commença à rouler ses manches.»

Marie se sent enfin prête à prendre la vie à bras le corps et à s’autoriser à être elle-même. La tâche serait toutefois plus simple si elle n’avait pas la fâcheuse habitude de se mettre dans des situations délicates. Gérer le Tutti-Fleuri pendant le congé maternité de sa sœur ne faisait pas partie de ses rêves de petite fille, surtout quand, comme elle, l’action passe avant la réflexion.
Sa récente rencontre avec l’irritant Mathieu, gentleman barboteur et sauveteur en titre des causes perdues, va cependant changer la donne…

 

 

Stacking the Shelves #271

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L’homme qui voulait être sage – Karan Bajaj

À la recherche de soi-même
Max est l’incarnation du rêve américain : grandi dans le Bronx, il a triomphé de ses origines et mène une brillante carrière à Wall Street. Un soir de décembre, pourtant, alors qu’il vient de quitter le chevet de sa mère mourante, Max fait la rencontre d’un homme qui va bouleverser le
cours de son existence. Sur un coup de tête, le golden boy abandonne tout et part pour l’Inde. Sa quête le conduit aux quatre coins du pays, sur des marchés nocturnes et le long des pentes de l’Himalaya, dans des ashrams qui bannissent l’usage de la parole et entre les parois de cavernes gelées. Au bout de sa route parsemée d’embûches, après avoir côtoyé cobras intelligents, Européens déboussolés, ermites rachitiques, s’être exercé au yoga et à la lévitation, Max trouvera-t-il enfin la paix intérieure ?
À la fois roman d’aventures, récit de voyage, conte initiatique et guide de mieux-vivre, L’Homme qui voulait être sage nous embarque dans une éblouissante épopée qui interroge les fondements de notre présence au monde.

Without Merit – Colleen Hoover

Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.