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.

 

Stacking the Shelves #270

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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads, 2) – Seanan Mcguire

The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer–the immortal Bobby Cross.

For Rose Marshall, life began when it ended. She has friends, a home, and a purpose in the strange twilight where she spends her afterlife. Sure, she’s an urban legend who didn’t live to see her eighteenth birthday, but she’s had time to adapt, and while things could be better, she’s pretty happy with her lot in death.

At least until Bobby Cross–the man who killed her in the first place–plays his ultimate card in the hole, resulting in her untimely, unwanted resurrection. Suddenly breathing and worse, suddenly mortal, Rose must find a way to solve the riddle she never wanted to contend with: how does a living dead girl make it back to the ghostroads without actually dying?

Her quest will make allies out of enemies and enemies out of allies as she runs from the lands of the living to the lands of the dead, trying to find a way safely home…and safely back to her grave.

Sous nos yeux (D.I. Adam Fawley, 1) – Cara Hunter

Meet the bride…
Wedding dress designer Daisy Willows always imagined marrying the man of her dreams. The fantasy did not include a fake engagement or a fake wedding. Or that her ex, Cole Benton, would be the groom. But as her mom’s medical bills pile up, Daisy can’t refuse the help of a well-known bridal show expo owner…or his plan for the fake wedding of the century.

Meet the groom…
Cole Benton’s bridal magazine is on the verge of capsizing, taking Cole’s dream of an outdoor lifestyle magazine with it. So Cole agrees to the publicity stunt and becomes “engaged” to Daisy. But despite their searing-hot chemistry—both in public and in private—not everyone is buying the charade. And now the only way to save their skins and prove that their big white wedding isn’t a big white lie is to say “I do…”

La cité des surhumains – Jérémy Leroyer

Lorsqu’un surhumain est extrait vers Héropolis, sa vie bascule en un instant. Mais le quotidien au sein de la cité fondée par William Jarvis ne ressemble en rien aux films de superhéros. Si ses habitants possèdent bien des pouvoirs, leurs sentiments, leurs aspirations et leurs bassesses n’en sont pas moins humains.

La cité fait face à une crise : une partie des surhumains souhaite mettre fin au traité d’Alpharetta qui condamne la population au confinement. Au même moment, une menace extérieure, tapie dans l’ombre, grandit et met en cause la sécurité d’Héropolis.

Véritable roman choral, La cité des surhumains immerge le lecteur, au travers des différentes voix qui s’expriment, dans une épopée sombre où chacun lutte pour son indépendance.

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, 1) – Laini Taylor

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

Witchmark (Witchmark, 1) – C.L. Polk

In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.

Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans’ hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.

When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

City of Lies (Poison Wars, 1) – Sam Hawke

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me… Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he’s a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.
But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising…and angry.

 

Love & Darkness – Oly TL

Elle est sa drogue. Il est son obscurité.
Une romance sombre, qui ne vous laissera pas indemne

Tatoueur écorché, Jayden oublie son lourd passé les week- ends, lorsqu’il gomme ses limites avec ses frères de cœur, les BadASS. Bohème lumineuse et peintre, Milly n’oublie jamais cette vérité : l’existence est éphémère, alors autant éviter les complications. Les chemins si différents de ces deux artistes finissent cependant par se croiser. Entre ombre et lumière, secrets et blessures, réussiront-ils à s’aimer ?

La Clef (Zel L’Ange Mercenaire, 1) – Kalypso Caldin

EN ÉQUILIBRE ENTRE LE BIEN ET LE MAL, QUELLE VOIE CHOISIRA-T-IL ?

Depuis sa naissance, Kendra dispose de pouvoirs surnaturels : elle voit les fantômes et est capable de lire les auras de ceux qui l’entourent. Elle essaye malgré tout de vivre une vie normale de lycéenne…

Une ambition simple, mais qui devient un véritable défi quand le mystérieux Zel entre dans sa vie… avec la ferme intention de l’assassiner.

Qui est-il réellement ? Pourquoi veut-il éliminer Kendra ? Et surtout, d’où viennent les phénomènes surnaturels qui perturbent de plus en plus la paix de la petite ville de Raven Hill ?

Stacking the Shelves #269

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Le Pensionnat des Innocentes (D.I. Kim Stone, 1) – Angela Marsons

Grande-Bretagne, de nos jours.
2004. En pleine nuit, cinq individus scellent un pacte au-dessus d’une tombe qu’ils viennent de creuser à tour de rôle.
Dix ans plus tard, Kim Stone, inspectrice au tempérament plus tranchant qu’une lame de rasoir, se voit confier une nouvelle enquête. Teresa Wyatt, directrice d’école, a été retrouvée noyée dans sa baignoire. Peu de temps avant sa mort, elle s’était intéressée à une fouille archéologique prévue autour de Crestwood, un foyer d’accueil pour jeunes filles où elle avait travaillé avant que le lieu ne soit entièrement détruit par un incendie. Bientôt, un autre ex-employé du foyer est retrouvé assassiné. Puis, un autre.
Que s’est-il passé à Crestwood ? Quel lien unit ces crimes ? Kim, qui a connu enfant l’assistance publique, s’implique profondément dans cette enquête. Au mépris des procédures, la jeune femme fait accélérer les fouilles archéologiques dans les jardins de l’ancien pensionnat. Et se retrouve bientôt avec un amas de squelettes ; les restes d’adolescentes oubliées de tous, que l’inspectrice est bien décidée à venger…
Le Visage de l’ombre (Coeur de Flammes, 1) – Iman Eyitayo

Aluna vit dans l’ombre, c’est une paria. Elle est née jumelle, synonyme d’arrêt de mort depuis qu’un être mystérieux, le Régisseur, règne en tyran sur son monde.

Seulement, lorsqu’elle brise un interdit ancestral par accident et ravive ainsi un ancien conflit avec le royaume voisin, elle se retrouve au centre de toutes les attentions.

Elle devra alors faire un choix pour maintenir la paix. Y arrivera-t-elle sans trahir son secret ?

 

Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, 1) – Jennifer Estep

Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance.

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.

The Dating Experiment (The Experiment, 2) – Emma Hart

1.Get over my best friend’s brother.
2.Remember that I’m over him.
3.Prove I can date other people.
It should be easy.
It’s not.

Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.
Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.
Which is why it’s time to get over him.
So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.
Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.
My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.
Until he kisses me…

Three dates.
One kiss.
And a big-ass mess…

Stacking the Shelves #268

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Consumed (Firefighters, 1) – J. R. Ward

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

Tout va très bien ! – Alessia d’Alba

Ma mère vient de se faire larguer… et c’est la meilleure chose qui pouvait lui arriver  !

Moi, c’est Marie-Victoria. Inutile de faire des commentaires sur mon prénom, je ne l’ai pas choisi. Et ce n’est pas non plus le moment de reprocher quoi que ce soit aux responsables  ; enfin, surtout à «  Mam  », comme on l’appelle entre nous. Oui, parce que, dernièrement, mon cher père a décidé de la quitter et il a jugé bon de lui annoncer la nouvelle… par texto. Autant vous dire que ça nous a fait un choc à toutes. Depuis, Mam reste allongée par terre à fixer le plafond de son salon pendant des heures. Et l’autre soir, elle a même raté son mythique plat de pâtes carbo. Bref, c’est la cata. Mais pas de panique  : Mamy, mes sœurs et moi, on est sur le coup. Et on va mettre au point un plan de sauvetage infaillible.
Mot d’ordre de la mission  : sauver Mam.

One Small THing – Erin Watt

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Sang Famille – Michel Bussi

Mensonges ou secrets ?
Manipulation ou vérité ?
Sang famille
Dans la veine des meilleurs suspenses de Michel Bussi.
” Tel un soleil brutal, la lumière du phare des Enchaînés inonde la pièce. Une seconde à peine. Puis l’obscurité reprend le dessus, simplement percée du halo des lampes torches.
Je vais mourir ici.
C’est une certitude.
Une seule question me hante, la dernière : jusqu’où sont-ils prêts à aller pour me faire avouer ? A fouiller ma mémoire, comme s’ils pouvaient en arracher les souvenirs qu’ils convoitent ?
Tout est allé si vite, à peine quatre jours.
Je n’étais alors qu’un adolescent parmi d’autres.
Un orphelin.
C’est du moins ce qu’on avait toujours voulu me faire croire… ”

Stacking the Shelves #267

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Wild Hunger (The Phoenix Pack, 7) – Suzanne Wright

When half–wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother…and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend—warmly familiar and intoxicating.

Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again. He knows immediately that she’s his true mate. But he also knows that, given her fragile state, he needs to tread with care—no matter how fierce his surging desires.

As aroused as Frankie is by Trick’s darkly dominant air and simmering desire, her priority right now is her past—not her future, no matter how tempting. But as more secrets emerge and Frankie’s life is threatened, Trick must do everything he can to keep her close and safe. After all, it’s their destiny.

Prisoner of the Crown (The Chronicles of Dasnaria, 1) – Jeffe Kennedy

She was raised to be beautiful, nothing more. And then the rules changed . . .
 
In icy Dasnaria, rival realm to the Twelve Kingdoms, a woman’s role is to give pleasure, produce heirs, and question nothing. But a plot to overthrow the emperor depends on the fate of his eldest daughter. And the treachery at its heart will change more than one carefully limited life . . .
 
THE GILDED CAGE
Princess Jenna has been raised in supreme luxury—and ignorance. Within the sweet-scented, golden confines of the palace seraglio, she’s never seen the sun, or a man, or even learned her numbers. But she’s been schooled enough in the paths to a woman’s power. When her betrothal is announced, she’s ready to begin the machinations that her mother promises will take Jenna from ornament to queen.

But the man named as Jenna’s husband is no innocent to be cozened or prince to charm. He’s a monster in human form, and the horrors of life under his thumb are clear within moments of her wedding vows. If Jenna is to live, she must somehow break free—and for one born to a soft prison, the way to cold, hard freedom will be a dangerous path indeed…

Stacking the Shelves #266

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Coeur à Corps – Emilie Collins

Lorsqu’elle voit partir en fumée l’atelier familial, Romane est dévastée. Charles, son petit ami, se trouvait à l’intérieur et semble être à l’origine de l’explosion, délibérément… Comment a-t-il pu en arriver là ? Certes, il était au plus mal depuis qu’Erik Barn, jeune photographe, s’était fait un nom en lui volant l’un de ses clichés. Romane est déterminée à se venger d’Erik. Elle ne s’attendait toutefois pas à découvrir un homme aussi troublant, passionné par son art…

 

Quand Dimple rencontre Rishi – Sandhya Menon

La première réaction qu’a eu Dimple quand elle a rencontré Rishi ?
Lui jeter son café à a figure et prendre ses jambes à son cou.

En même temps, qui oserait aborder une fille de cette façon :
« Bonjour, future femme. J’ai hâte de commencer le reste de nos vies. » ?

Ce que Dimple ignore, c’est que Rishi va passer l’été dans la même université qu’elle.
Et surtout… qu’il est l’homme auquel ses parents l’ont promise
sans l’en informer !

Elle ! Dimple ! Fière de son indépendance, ravie de vivre enfin
loin de sa famille, embarquée dans un mariage arrangé ?
Hors de question !

All The Little Lights – Jamie McGuire

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

Bad Boy Brody – Tijan

The loss of his brother sends Brody Asher from Hollywood Golden Boy to Hollywood Bad Boy. When he might lose a blockbuster movie role because of his new reputation, he agrees to first do a small indie movie to clean up his image.

Arriving on location, he’s not ready for the family politics and mystery surrounding the movie script that was based on a real life murder. And he’s most definitely not ready to fall in love with the person that was the reason for the murder in the first place, or the fact that no one is supposed to know about her.

Stacking the Shelves #265

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Anger is Gift- Mark Oshiro

A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro’s Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression.

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies’ father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media’s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks.

Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

Little Monsters – Kara Thomas

« À un moment donné, toutes les petites filles grandissent et s’abîment. »

Kacey vient d’emménager à Broken Falls avec son père, et c’est une nouvelle vie qui commence pour elle. Tout le monde ici est si gentil. Elle a même été accueillie à bras ouverts par de nouvelles amies, Bailey et Jade. Raison pour laquelle cela lui paraît si bizarre quand ces dernières commencent à se montrer distantes. Et lorsqu’elle n’est pas invitée à la plus grosse soirée de l’année, elle n’a pas vraiment l’impression qu’il s’agit d’un accident.

Mais Kacey ne pourra jamais en demander la raison, car après la fête Bailey disparaît. Soudain, Broken Falls ne semble plus si accueillant. Surtout quand tout le monde devient méfiant envers elle, la nouvelle.

Kacey est sur le point d’apprendre deux choses très importantes : parfois, les apparences peuvent se révéler trompeuses. Et parfois, quand on est la nouvelle, il ne faut faire confiance à personne.