Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3), par Cassandra Clare

queen of air and darkness cassandra clareRésumé

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Genre

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market, par Cassandra Clare

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Si vous connaissez bien Cassandra Clare et l’univers des Shadowhuters, vous savez surement que l’auteure publie fréquemment des novellas. Ces mini romans permettent notamment de mieux connaitre certains personnages, de faire le lien entre deux sagas et de continuer à développer l’univers. Ainsi elle a déjà publié une collection de nouvelles sur Magnus Bane et une autre centrée sur Simon et la Shadowhunter Academy.

Cette fois-ci, Clare a choisi de nous faire découvrir pleusieurs histoires en suivant Brother Zachariah dans les Shadow Markets. Ces novellas publiées en Epub depuis Avril 2018, sortiront en version papier en 2019.

Résumé

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray.

Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah…

Genre

Young Adult – Fantasy

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Bilan 2018 – Les Favoris de l’année

Après une belle année riche en lecture et en découverte, je vous propose de finir en beauté avec ce bilan. En 2018, j‘ai lu 55 livres tout pile (dont beaucoup de relecture)… Autrement dit, j’ai découvert des dizaines de nouveaux univers et encore plus de nouveaux personnages. Pas facile donc de résumer plus de 22.500 pages de lectures en un simple article… Mais on va essayer. Voici mon Bilan de 2018 Lire la suite de “Bilan 2018 – Les Favoris de l’année”

Archenemies (Renegades #2), par Marissa Meyer

archenemiesRésumé

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.

Genre

Young Adult – Science Fiction

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Virtue, par Mackenzi Lee

The lady's guide to petticoats and piracy - reviewRésumé

A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.

Genre

Historical Fiction – Young Adult – LGBTQ

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Mes Lectures – Bilan Octobre & Novembre 2018

Hello les lecteurs,

En Octobre, j’ai été victime d’un phénomène bien connu de nous autres mordus de livres : la panne de lecture 😱. Horreur, malheur, je n’avais rien envie de lire… et du coup je n’ai pas lu grand chose (merci Captain Obvious). Alors, plutôt que de vous proposer un bilan de la honte le moins dernier, j’ai attendu pour regrouper mes lectures d’Octobre et Novembre dans l’article que voilà.

Mais, petit warning, j’ai retrouvé l’envie de lire en Novembre… Alors prenez de quoi grignotter, cet article promet d’être long.

Pour en savoir plus c’est par là 👇

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Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7), par Sarah J. Maas

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Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

Genre

Fantasy – New Adult

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Mes Lectures – Bilan Septembre 2018

Après un mois d’Août riche en lecture, Septembre fut un peu plus compliqué. Rentrée, reprise du boulot et nouveau poste… bref j’ai manqué de temps et d’envie de lire. Pour autant, j’ai tout de même découvert un nouveau roman que j’ai beaucoup aimé. J’ai également continué ma relecture de la saga Percy Jackson via audiobook.
Pour en savoir plus c’est par là 👇

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Everblaze (Gardiens des Cités Perdues #3), par Shannon Messenger

Everblaze Shannon Messenger

Résumé

Voilà plusieurs semaines que Sophie Foster n’a plus aucune nouvelle du Cygne Noir, l’organisation clandestine qui l’a créée. Si elle se sent abandonnée, la jeune Télépathe redoute surtout qu’un traître n’ait infiltré leurs rangs. Pourtant, elle a bien vite d’autres chats à fouetter : un mystérieux traqueur est découvert sur Silveny l’alicorne, Vertina, le miroir spectral de Jolie, refuse obstinément de révéler ce qu’elle sait, et le Conseil ordonne à Sophie de guérir Fintan, le Pyrokinésiste à l’esprit brisé, malgré l’immense menace qu’il représente…
Toujours accompagnée de Keefe, Dex, Fitz et Biana, la jeune fille est entraînée dans un tourbillon de révélations et de rebondissements… à tel point que, déterminée à démasquer les rebelles qui menacent les Cités perdues, elle va commettre un terrible faux pas, et conduire les elfes au bord de la guerre !

Genre

Middle-Grade – Fantaisie

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I Was Born for This, par Alice Oseman

Résumé

For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark too. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band is all he’s ever dreamed of doing. It’s just a shame that recently everything in his life seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare.

Because that’s the problem with dreaming – eventually, inevitably, real life arrives with a wake-up call. And when Angel and Jimmy are unexpectedly thrust together, they will discover just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.

Genre

Contemporain – Young Adult – LGBTQ

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