Bonjour à tous. En ce premier jour de Mai, je vous propose une nouvelle sélection de livres en langue anglaise. Certains m’ont attirée par leur résumé, d’autres par leurs magnifiques couvertures ou l’univers dans lequel se passent les histoires. Je vous souhaite une bonne journée et de bonnes lectures et découvertes.
A treason of Thorns de Laura E Weymouth
Nombre de pages : 320 pages
Editeur : HarperTeen
Date de sortie : 10 septembre 2019
Prix Editeur : 16,86€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 11,21€
Résumé: Dark, gripping, and utterly unique, this atmospheric historical fantasy from critically acclaimed author Laura E. Weymouth is perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood and Caraval.
Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy.
That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything.
Now she’s been given a chance to return home. But Burleigh isn’t what she remembered. Wild with grief, Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain. As its tormented magic ravages the countryside, Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.
A house left unchecked will lead to ruin.
But I will not let it ruin me.
Angel Mage de Garth Nix
Nombre de pages : 650 pages
Editeur : Katherine Tegen books
Date de sortie : 1er octobre 2019
Prix Editeur : 18,73€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 10,99€
Résumé: A new fantasy masterpiece from Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series.
More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.
It’s a seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding. Four young people hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, a glory-seeking musketeer; and Dorotea, icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic.
The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet but do not suspect their importance. And none of them know just how Liliath plans to use them, as mere pawns in her plan, no matter the cost to everyone else . . .
Fans of Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, and Leigh Bardugo will fall in love with Angel Mage, a feminist fantasy that takes place in an alternate European world ruled by fearsome magic and deadly passions.
Once and Future Tome 1 de Amy Rose Capetta et Cori McCarthy
Nombre de pages : 368 pages
Editeur : Jimmy Patterson
Date de sortie : 26 mars 2019
Prix Editeur : 17,76€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 7,99€
Résumé: King Arthur as you’ve never imagined! This bold, sizzling YA retells the popular legend with the Once and Future King as a teenage girl — and she has a universe to save.
I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I’m done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
Stain de A.G Howard
Nombre de pages : 528 pages
Editeur : Amulet books
Date de sortie : 15 janvier 2019
Prix Editeur : 15,82€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 10,21€
Résumé: A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.
Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins…
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest … disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
Gilded tome 1 :Duchess by Deception de Marie Force
Nombre de pages : 308 pages
Editeur : HTJB inc
Date de sortie : 06 juillet 2018
Prix Editeur : 10,54€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 5,99€
Résumé: Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex—and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he’s not a man. He’s a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet. Catherine McCabe’s disdain for the aristocracy has already led her to flee an arranged marriage with a boorish Viscount. The last thing she wants is to be waylaid in a Duke’s home. Yet, she is compelled to stay by the handsome, thoughtful man who introduces himself as the Duke’s estate manager. Derek realizes two things immediately: he is captivated by her delicate beauty, and to figure out what she was up to, Catherine must not know he is the Duke. But as they fall passionately in love, Derek’s lie spins out of control. Will their bond survive his deception, not to mention the scorned Viscount’s pursuit? Most important, can Catherine fall in love all over again—this time with the Duke ?
Fort Reno tome 2 : The lieutenant’s bargain de Regina Jennings
Nombre de pages : 336 pages
Editeur : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date de sortie : 04 décembre 2018
Prix Editeur : 11€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 9,37€
Résumé: Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho . . . but she’s too terrified to recognize them as friendly.
Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children. When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home–and plead his case once more.
He’s stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart–but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her. When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril–and tests Jack’s resolve to remain single.
Steampunk Redhiding hood Tome 1 : Wolves and daggers de Melanie Karsak
Nombre de pages : 122 pages
Editeur : Clockpunk Press
Date de sortie : 18 avril 2018
Prix Editeur : 9,48€
Disponible sur Liseuse : Oui – 3,99€
Résumé: Who’s afraid of the big, bad werewolf? When London’s brightest tinkers and alchemists come up missing, Red Cape Society Agent Clemeny Louvel is on the case. To help Clemeny get the problem in hand, Queen Victoria assigns her a temporary partner—a werewolf with a knightly history and a tendency to be far too flirtatious for either of their good. Can she trust him to help her chase down the monsters they’re hunting? Wolves and Daggers is a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale set in Melanie Karsak’s bestselling steampunk universe.
(Il y a d’autres revisites en steampunk comme la Reine des neige, Raiponce… et les couvertures sont toujours aussi magnifiques)