vendredi 16 décembre 2011

[News] [Couvertures] - Clap 2 !

Confession of a Bookaholic nous a fait une petite liste des romans qui lui faisaient de l’œil sortants e, décembre. J'ai copié-collé son article, pour pouvoir garder les liens qu'elle avait fait, et qui vous renvoient à Goodreads pour plus d'informations. (Le Maria V Snyder m'intéresse).

 Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield (WestSide Books 12/15/2011)
The Onyx Talisman (Talisman #3) by Brenda Pandos (Obsidian Mountain Publishing 12/16/2011)

 Legacy by Molly Cochran (Simon & Schuster 12/20/2011)
Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne (Simon Pulse 12/20/2011)
On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane (Harlequin Teen 12/27/2011)

 Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay (HarperCollins Children's Books 12/27/2011)
 Wintertown by Stephen Emond (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 12/5/2011)
Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Entangled Publishing 12/6/2011)

 Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books 12/6/2011)

The One that I Want by Jennifer Echols (Simon Pulse ebook 12/6/2011)

 Melody Burning by Whitley Strieber (Henry Holt 12/6/2011)
Illuminated by Erica Orloff (Speak 12/8/2011)
Existence by Abbi Glines (Wild Child Publishing 12/13/2011)

Et en premier romans :

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Sourcebooks Fire 12/1/2011)
Hushed by Kelly York (Entangled Publishing 12/6/2011)
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (Philomel/Penguin 12/8/2011)

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 Le prochain JR Ward, sera centré sur Thor. Wicked Scribe vous a trouvé un résumé un peu plus complet. Sortie prévue, le 27 mars 2012

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.Now back in the Brotherhood – and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was – Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld – Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost.
When he’s told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed…Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past, and a very hot, passion-filled future… but can his heart let go and set all of them free?
Pour un résumé, ICI vous en trouverez un bientôt je pense. Sinon :
Dans l'obscurité la plus profonde des nuit de Caldwell, New-York, se tient un conflit comme aucun autre. La ville est le refuge d'un groupe de frère qui ont pour mission de défendre ceux de leur race : ce sont les vampires guerriers de la Confrérie de la Dague Noire. A présent de retour à la Confrérie - bien qu'on ne reconnaisse plus en lui le leader qu'il était - Thorment est devenu physiquement faible et à le cœur brisé au delà de tout espoir de guérison. Lorsqu'il commence à rencontrer celle qu'il aime dans ses rêves - captive d'un enfer glacé et isolé - Thor se tourne vers l'ange déchu à leur service dans l'espoir que ce dernier pourra l'aider à sauver celle qu'il a perdu.
Lorsqu'on lui dit qu'il doit apprendre à aimer de nouveau pour se libérer du souvenir de sa femme décédée, Thor comprend qu'ils l'ont abandonnés...jusqu'à ce qu'une jeune femme au passé mystérieux commence à lire en lui. Alors que la guerre contre les Lessers (éradiqueurs en VF) fait rage et qu'un nouveau clan de vampires convoite le trône du Roi Aveugle, Thor lutte pour sa survie entre un passé qui lui colle à la peau, et une passion dévorante dans son futur...mais son cœur peut-il lâcher prise et les laisser libres ?

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Question couvertures nous avons : 
Le prochain livre de l'auteur Lexi George qui sortira le 31 juillet prochain sous le titre Demon Hunting in the Deep South. (ça me fait penser à Sookie pas vous ?). 
 Pas de résumé disponible pour le moment.
Sinon Vicki Lewis Thompson sortira le 3 avril prochain, le prochain titre de la série Wild about you : Werewolf in Seattle  C'est de la romance paranormale. 
He arouses her animal instincts

Luna Reynaud has always been a lone wolf—because she’s half human. Afraid she’ll be rejected by both communities, she’s kept her secret from everyone, even the Weres she’s found a home with working on an estate in the San Juan Islands. But when her boss suddenly dies and the heir arrives, she discovers some secrets aren’t meant to be kept.

As the head of the most powerful werewolf clan in Scotland, Colin MacDowell isn’t eager to take on the responsibility of his great aunt’s estate—until he meets her sexy assistant, Luna. He thinks she’s the Were of his dreams, until he finds out she’s not. Highly opposed to bringing even half-humans into the pack, Colin knows he must resist this powerful attraction. But once aroused, a wolf’s instincts are not so easily subdued.
L'auteur Amanda Ashley sortira le 5 juin 2012 un roman intitulé His Dark Embrace, mais aucune info supplémentaire.

 Dans la série Alpha Pack, de J.D. Tyler, le 3 avril prochain sortira Savage Awakening. Il semblerait que ce soit un tome 2. Le résumé me fait penser à GhostWalkers avec des métamorphes.

A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…

After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair—and a spine of solid steel.

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah’s recovery. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has—however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric’s life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate. 
Sinon, Jessica Andersen a presque fini sa série Final Prophecy (Nightkeepers). Le 7ème et dernier tome sera  disponible le 3 avril sous le titre Magic Unchained

Cara Liu is determined to unite the forces under her leadership but when Nightkeeper Sven enters the scene, Cara has trouble separating her duty to her people from her desire for her ex-lover. Their secret affair will not only jeopardize a tenuous alliance among the Nightkeepers, but it also distracts them from a danger within their own ranks planning a vicious betrayal... 
Tami Dane a commencé une nouvelle série à propos d'une héroïne profiler : Sloane Skye. Le tome 2 sortira le 5 juin sous le titre Blood of Innocence.  
Et pour terminer, une couverture que vous aviez peut-être déja vue : 
La nouvelle série de Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey / Les royaumes invisibles) Blood of Eden sortira son premier tome le 24 avril sous le titre The Immortal Rules
You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.
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Côté coup de cœur des bloggeuses nous avons chez Bookaholic

 Alors c'est le troisième tome de la série Covenant de Jennifer L. Armentrout, auteur qui commence à pas mal revenir d'ailleurs. 
Bon pour ce titre là _ Deity _ vous attendez novembre 2012. Mais vous pouvez vous renseigner sur la série en suivant les différents liens. Note : le tome 4 est prévu pour 2013.
Et aussi : 

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (December 1st, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.

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  Cette série a pour premier tome Mind Games, et est dans ma biblio depuis cet été, je ne désespère pas de réussir à le lire. Toujours est-il qu'apparemment le tome 3 a su séduire !

Infos :
Auteur : Carolyn Crane
 Tome 2 : Head Rush
Résumé Goodreads

In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’tadding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancé keeping secrets from her? And what’s with this strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches?

Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mindgame yet.

With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.

Product Warnings
This book contains high-speed rollerblade chases, a mysterious green dashboard ornament, a father of the bride in full hazmat gear and a delicious kebab.

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 Dans les séries qui commence bien on a : 
Trance by Kelly Meding
Trance by Kelly Meding
Book Stats:
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release date: October 25, 2011
Series: MetaWars #1
Source: Personal Shelf
Reviewed by: Tynga
 Si le nom de l'auteur vous dit quelque chose, c'est l'auteur de Three days to dead, que j'ai lu cet été.

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 Les filles de All Things Urban Fantasy, ont fait des top 12 pour l'année 2012. 
Je vous laisse les découvrir je trouve ça intéressant :)

Celui de Abigail :

Discount Armageddon (Incryptid, #1)

Available on March 6, 2012 from DAW
Discount Armageddon introduces us to Verity Price, journeyman cryptozoologist, ballroom dancer, and former reality television star. She's on assignment in Manhattan, researching the local cryptid community while she pursues her dance career. It's a cushy least until local cryptids start disappearing, and all signs start pointing to a man from the Covenant of St. George. But is Dominic De Luca really to blame? And if she casts her suspicions in the wrong place, is she going to survive the experience?
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
It’s about cryptozoology!  You know, Big Foot, Loch Ness, Chupacabra…and it’s written by Seanan McGuire who writes the October Daye urban fantasy series.  This is one of two new series to make my list and everything from the pin-up fun cover art to the series description has me hoping for a hit.
Perception (Clarity, #2)

Available on March 1, 2012 from Scholastic Point
When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?
Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.
Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.
But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?
One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
I absolutely loved CLARITY, the first book in this series, calling it “a refreshing mix of mystery, romance, and subtle supernatural secrets…[and] the spiritual successor of Veronica Mars.”  Clarity won me over completely with her “razor sharp wit, and a lethal sarcasm.   She’s smart and resourceful and doesn’t make apologies to herself or anyone else for doing what needs to be done.” If PERCEPTION is even half as good as CLARITY, I’ll be adding the third book to next year’s Paranormal Picks.
Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #1)

Available on April 10, 2012 from Tor Books
As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.
Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.
While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering soldiers sent to help the city recover.
To make it worse, Gerald St. Simon has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and the killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Long before there was a cover (thank you Cliff Nielsen for another stunner), or even an official description for this book, I started hearing buzz about Suzanne Johnson’s urban fantasy debut.  The more I heard, the more I wanted: a story steeped in real and fantastically fictional New Orleans featuring an in over her head heroine tracking down a supernatural serial killer.  Oh yeah.
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)

Available on August 7, 2012 from Tor Teen
In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.
Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Another Tor title that blew me away was ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, “a gorgeously chilling ghost story full of strong but subtle characterizations, evocative prose, and atmospheric descriptions.”  I don’t read a ton of male POV stories, but Cas, a teenage ghost hunter who travels the country with his mother searching for the ghost who killed his father, is one of my favorite protagonists—male or female—ever.  “He’s very realistic not just as a teenager, but as a teenage guy, albeit one who is wise beyond his years. He is an astute judge of character, ridiculously clever and witty without ever feeling the need to constantly remind others of that fact.”  I can’t wait to read more of Blake’s writing and slip back into Cas (and Anna’s) lives in GIRL OF NIGHTMARES.

Available on March 4, 2012 from Orbit
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.
Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
It’s the last Parasol Protectorate book!  This is an utterly delightful series that introduced me to the wonderful genre hybrid that is paranormal steampunk.  The series is a firm favorite especially since the previous book, HEARTLESS, was “the best installment since the debut.”  I love everything from “the absurdly charming characters, to the outlandishly entertaining plot, and the endlessly witty—and thoroughly British—writing.  Never a dull page, never a flat line, and never a wasted opportunity for preposterous frivolity.”  I’m sad to see the series end, but I’m dying to see how big a bang Alexia goes out with…and of course I’ve already got the spin-off series on my wishlist.
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)

Available on February 21, 2012 from Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.
The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.
In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
While not a paranormal pick per say, I am including two dystopian titles on my list and the first is everyone’s favorite teen polygamy tale!  WITHER was super creepy and totally engaging as it followed a teen girl kidnapped and sold into a polygamous marriage in a dystopian future where human lifespans are less than a fourth of what they are now.  “Have you ever read a book that was so good it made you uncomfortable at times?  Because it felt too real?  To unsettling?  That’s WITHER.  It’s like THE SECRET GARDEN meets Sister Wives, the latest in a string of superb dystopian books.”  The story was “equal parts deplorable and fascinating…everything I hoped and feared it would be.”  I absolutely have to know what happens to Rhine next in FEVER
#6 Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver
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Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)

Available on March 6, 2012 from HarperTeen
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
My second and last dystopian pick for this list is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2011.  I’ve given this to more people than any other book since THE HUNGER GAMES.  DELIRIUM was, in a word, magnificent.  The premise in this trilogy is simple but oh so powerful: Love is a deadly disease…but a mandatory surgery can keep you safe from ever contracting it.  Full of infuriating societal details and horrifying acceptance by the population as a whole, DELIRIUM started a story that is still resonating with me nearly a year after reading it…the ending left me devastated, but you couldn’t pay me enough money to keep me away from PANDEMONIUM.
Shine (Shade, #3)

Available on May 1, 2012 from Simon Pulse
No other love has burned so bright
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Jeri Smith-Ready’s Shade trilogy captivated me with SHADE, and then did the unheard of by following it up with SHIFT, and even better sequel. “There are a few elusive books that leave you with a blissful smile on your face when you finish them.  A feeling of pure contentment.  Not necessarily because the ending is perfectly happy, or even that the good guys fully defeated the bad guys. But just because it’s the exact right way that this book needed it end.  Well that’s SHIFT.  A beautiful story that is haunting in ways that have nothing to do with the ghosts inside.” This is my favorite ghost story ever.  It is unlike anything else I’ve ever read, deeply romantic and heartbreaking all at once.  If SHINE follows the trend of SHIFT, I may need to add a sixth bat to my rating scale when I review it.
Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #4)

Available on January 3, 2012 from DAW
The homicide beat in Louisiana isn't just terrifying, it's demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who've hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she's in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
All three previous installments in the Kara Gillian series have received 4/5 bats from me.  That just doesn’t happen, but there is something remarkable about this series: “It’s got phenomenal world building, a tough yet venerable heroine, a captivating love triangle, and a increasingly compelling metanarrative that just gets juicier with each book.”  I don’t often go for police procedurals, but this series is the one big exception.  I love Kara and her Demonic Lord Rhyzkahl…I still have tons of questions about them and the world they live in, but Rowland has so perfectly plotted out her books that I have complete confidence in her pacing and ultimate endgame for this series.  With SECRETS OF THE DEMON, I’ll just be that much closer.
#3 Horizon (Aftertime, #3) by Sophie Littlefield
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Horizon (Aftertime, #3)

Available on January 24, 2012 from Luna
Of living things there were few....but they carried on.
Cass Dollar is a survivor. She’s overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals,
and the many evils of man.
But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others decamp and follow him into the unknown.
Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One—her beloved Smoke—is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what’s inside her—dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon…
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
If 4/5 reviews for a series are uber rare, than 5/5 reviews for all the books in a series are unheard of.  In fact it’s only happened for one series: Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield.  When I reviewed it, I said, “AFTERTIME is hands down the best zombie book I’ve read all year.” Well it’s still the best zombie book I’ve read…unless you count the sequel, REBIRTH: “You need to read this book.  You will be disturbed, you will be compelled, and you will not be the same.” If you love The Walking Dead, stagger as fast as you can to the nearest book store and buy this series…if you haven’t seen The Walking Dead…still stagger as fast as you can.  My expectations for HORIZON, the conclusion to this trilogy, are at a record high and I know I won’t be disappointed.
Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)

Available on June 1, 2012 from Mira
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…
KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else…
The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.
Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister.
Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they’ll have to choose between love and liberty….
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
It’s no surprise that the sequel to my favorite urban fantasy debut of 2011 is going to make my list.  “Comprehensive and inventive worldbuilding, strong yet flawed characters, surprising and fast paced plot, and a dash of romance are what I always hope for in urban fantasy.  BLOOD BOUND gave me all that and more.”  The only bad thing about the Unbound series that I can see is that it’s only planned as a trilogy.  I’m a longtime fan of Rachel Vincent, but the Unbound series offers “a much darker, much grittier story that breaks way outside the box…[Rachel Vincent] may have just set a new standard for the genre.” If SHADOW BOUND is as stunningly good as BLOOD BOUND, three books won’t be nearly enough.
Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4)

Available on March 27, 2012 from Del Ray
When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.
Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.
As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
My number one pick was a complete no brainer.  I’m terribly, terribly addicted to the Downside Ghosts series, and you should be too.  “After devouring the first two Downside Ghosts books in all their addictive, screwed up goodness, I had crazy, impossibly high hopes for CITY OF GHOSTS, and Stacia Kane didn’t disappoint in this action packed, scary cool, emotionally naked urban fantasy that I can still feel racing through my veins.”  Once again, I’m jonesing for my next Chess and Terrible fix in SACRIFICIAL MAGIC…and the book after that…and the book after that…

Honorable Mention:

These are the titles releasing later in 2012 that have neither covers nor descriptions yet, but they are the next installments or spin-offs of my favorite series, so even sight unseen, I’m already dying to read them:
Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations, #4) by Jess Haines - July 3rd 2012 by Kensington
Iced (Fever World, #1) by Karen Marie Moning - October 30th 2012 by Delacorte Press
Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent - July 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay - July 31st 2012 by Pocket Books
Untitled (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews - November 29th 2012 by Ace
Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre - September 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland - July 3rd 2012 by DAW
Etiquette & Espionage (The Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger - 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 Et celui de Julia : (dont je suis plus proche ^^)

Available on April 10, 2012 from HarperCollins
In The Calling, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy,New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of The Gathering clamoring for more.
Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.
Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
While I’ve fallen behind on The Women of the Otherworld, Kelley Armstrong’s YA series always rise to the top of my TBR pile.  With a 5Bat! review for THE GATHERING, it’s no surprise that THE CALLING is in my top 12 for the coming year.  Maya displayed the spunk and wit I like in a heroine, as well as a surprising amount of range for a Paranormal YA.  I can’t wait to pick up where I left off with her relationships, both romantic and otherwise, and I’m keeping my eyes peeled for more hints of Chloe and the gang from The Darkest Powers. 
#11 Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh

Available on February 28, 2012 from Berkley Sensation
In Angel’s Wolf a vampire becomes fascinated with the seductive angel who rules Louisiana. But all is not what it appears to be in her court.
In Angels’ Judgment a hunter must track one of her own gone bad, while surviving the deadly tests placed in her way by the archangels themselves. Unexpected backup comes from a stranger who might just be the most lethal threat of all...
In Angels' Pawn a vampire hunter faces off against two rival factions and the angel manipulating them both, and a vampire whose help is not entirely selfless...
In Angels’ Dance an angel trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge finds herself under siege by a warrior angel from a martial court.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Though I’m rarely enough of a short story fan to anticipate an anthology alongside full-length novels, but I’ll take what I can get from the Guild Hunter series.  I re-read everything and anything featuring Elena and Raphael, and though I’ve only read ARCHANGEL’S BLADE once, it did wring five emotional stars from me.  I’m excited to read ANGEL’S FLIGHT, in the hopes that the next full length couple will make an appearance...

Available on April 24, 2012 from Ace
The Magicus Mundi is out of the closet and onto the evening news. Someone is stirring up the supernatural world against the mundane, and Sylvie may be the only one who can stop an all-out war between the two. That is, if she isn't already too late.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Even without a quote on the cover, LIES & OMENS was going to be at the top of my 2012 TBR pile.  Sylvie Lightner stands out among the dark and twisty UF heroines as a character who has grown materially while remaining true to her initial character.  The revelations at the end of GODS & MONSTERS had me anticipating this book way back in May, I can’t wait for April!

Available on May 22, 2012 from Mira
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…
KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else…
The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.
Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister.
Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they’ll have to choose between love and liberty….
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
I agreed with every one of Abigail’s five bats for BLOOD BOUND and am very interested to take a look at SHADOW BOUND.  I loved Liv and Cam so much, Kori and Jake have a very hard act to follow.  From the description, however, I can look forward to more of the dark, devil’s-bargain action of BLOOD BOUND, something I find irresistible.

Available on April 3, 2012 from Margaret K. McElderry
Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.
But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
My biggest complaint about RED GLOVE was that it ended, but all will be forgiven when I’m able to pick up BLACK HEART this coming April.   The “intricate world and consistent voice” of this series is mesmerizing and my emotional investment in Cassel and Lila made the climax at the end of RED GLOVE an agonizing cliffhanger.   As I mentioned above for SHADOW BOUND, I’m a sucker for the type of devil’s-bargain situations that come hand and hand with organized crime and I can’t wait to see what Cassel has up his sleeve this time around.

Available on August 7, 2012 from NAL Penguin
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
DRINK DEEP was one more great book in a series that has become a dark horse favorite.  I never would have guessed in SOME GIRLS BITE how much Merit was going to grow on me.  Neill ventures much and has gained my undivided attention for a heroine whose emotional growth is as riveting, if not more so, than her love life.  While I’m interested in the potential love triangle on the horizon, my main focus is Merit’s continued development as a vampire.  Neill has an unparalleled ability to write me into the shoes of a young woman coming to terms with immortality.  I can’t wait to read more Merit, whether she’s rescuing Chicago, mastering her new powers, or just enjoying  a night out on the town.

Available on May 1, 2012 from Gollancz
With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard — especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Whether it’s her Aurora Teagarden mysteries or the paranormal soap opera that is Sookie Stackhouse’s life, I’m consistently impressed by Charlaine Harris’s ability to keep me guessing.  I know Harris will have surprises in store, I just don’t know if it will be deadly consequences and life changing events for established characters or the deceptively simple plots that pack an amazing amount of action into each book.  Am I the only one who keeps hoping Quinn will come back

Available on January 3, 2012 from Roc
The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: Jane Yellowrock.
But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Unless she wants to face a very angry mast vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Hearing Faith Hunter read excerpts from CAT TALES at DragonCon this September just fanned the flames lit by MERCY BLADE’s cliff hanger ending.  Jane and Beast are at the cusp of major changes, both in their love and professional lives, and I have a hard time deciding which has me more more excited.  This series has gained momentum with each book and I can’t wait to see what unfolds with Rick, Bruiser and Leo.
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Available on March 6, 2012 from Berkley
When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children--neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
Has it really been less than a year since DRAGON BOUND was published?  And yet, in that short amount of time, I’ve managed to read DRAGON BOUND twice as well as the other two Elder Races books published thus far.  Harrison doles out “interesting mythology, snappy dialogue, and smoking chemistry”, a killer trifecta of everything I love in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.  The sleep-deprived, single-mom Grace tugged at my heartstrings in SERPENT’S KISS, and I can’t wait to read her happily-ever-after with the not-of-this-world Khalil. 

Available on February 21, 2012 from HarperCollins
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth — a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can’t be done without Rachel’s blood.
As a bounty hunter, Rachel has battled vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more. But humanity itself might be her toughest challenge.
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
While I talk about enjoying how much Sookie and Merit have grown, no one can hold a candle to the metamorphosis of Rachel Morgan.  Kim Harrison is the gold standard by which I judge all other authors; she’s unmatched in her ability to develop supporting characters that touch my heart, main characters that never stop growing, and organic plot lines that continually surprise me.  And speaking of surprises, I didn’t expect Pierce to be sidelined so decisively in favor of an old enemy in PALE DEMON, so I’m beyond excited to read what all of these incredible characters will be up to next.
SmileReceived for review

Available on January 24, 2012 from Luna
Of living things there were few....but they carried on.
Cass Dollar is a survivor. She’s overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals,
and the many evils of man.
But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others decamp and follow him into the unknown.
Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One—her beloved Smoke—is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what’s inside her—dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon…
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
AFTERTIME ended on such a decisive high-note, I wasn’t sure where book two could possibly go.  No one was more surprised than I to find that REBIRTH exceeded all of my expectations and then some as Cass once again displays her scars and her strengths in a killer continuation of the series.  The Aftertime books are all the more impressive for being in a sub-genre that I normally don’t love, but Sophie Littlefield has forever changed my expectation of what post-apocalyptic fiction can be.

Available on March 6, 2012 from Ace
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...
Why it’s a Paranormal Pick:
The short story that introduced Anna and Charles, ALPHA & OMEGA, has the distinction of being the first one that I ever loved enough to buy and re-read again and again.  I’ve owned copies of it on every eSoftware I’ve used (eReader, Nook, and Kindle), as well as having a paper copy on my shelf.  Owning multiple copies has come in handy, however, as this is a series that I’ve come back to enjoy over and over again.  There is something about this relationship that stands up to multiple readings.  Anna and Charles are each characters of distinct strengths and vulnerabilities, and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of how they grow together as a couple. FAIR GAME is one more book that I’ll be able to revist the next time I have the urge to go back to ALPHA & OMEGA and start all over again.

Honorable Mention:

These are the titles releasing later in 2012 that have neither covers nor descriptions yet, but they are the next installments or spin-offs of my favorite series, so even sight unseen, I’m already dying to read them:
Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist #2) by Rachel Caine – August 7, 2012 by Roc
Ashes of Honor (October Daye #6) by Seanan McGuire – September 2012 by DAW
Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews – July 31, 2012 by Ace
Endgame (Sirantha Jax #6) by Ann Aguirre – September 2012 by Ace
The Shattered Dark (McKenzie Lewis #2) by Sandy Williams – November 2012 by Ace
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 Côté coup de coeur, pour Bookaholic cette fois : 

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (December 6th, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 266 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: Lux, book #1
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
 Alors c'est le premier tome de la série Lux. Et voici le résumé Goodreads

 Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.
 Ce n'est pas la première fois que je vous cette série passer, je vais la noter dans un coin ! (vous pouvez cliquer pour lire la chronique)

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En me promenant sur Goodreads j'ai trouvé quelque chose d'intriguant. 

Apparement, nous aurions bientôt un roman graphique das l'univers de Mac et de Barrons;
intitulé Fever Moon : The Fear Dorcha. Sortie prévue le 10 juillet 2012. 


Dans les livres à surveiller : 

Acquainted with the Night Title: Acquainted with the Night
Author: Piper Maitland
Series: N/A
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Julia
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; November 29, 2011
  • ISBN-10: 042524363X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243633

Sexual Content:
References to rape, several sex scenes.


Good - A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. 

Livres noté pas trop mal ici et là...


The pages of history are written in the blood of the undead…
A woman’s quest for the truth…
A medieval icon that holds the clues…
An ancient book with the power to shake Christianity—and humanity itself…
Caroline Clifford’s bland life as a London tour guide flips upside down when her beloved uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archeological site. While traveling to recover his remains, she meets a man who corresponded with her uncle. Jude Barrett is a biochemist on a mission—to eradicate the world of vampires…
At first, Caro is dismissive of Jude’s beliefs, but she can’t ignore the signs around her—the human bites on her uncle, the strange men following her, the anguished cries after sundown. Strange anagrams on her uncle’s passport lead her and Jude to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited from her parents to an age-old text on immortality—and an enigmatic prophecy that pits the forces of darkness and light in a showdown that could destroy them all…
Acquainted with evil…

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Côté couvertures encore : 

Par Jessica Shirvington, le 1er mars sortira Embrace. Premier titre de la série The violet eden avec plusieurs couvertures dispo. 
I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

Sinon, Cynthia Garner sortira le 26 juin 2012 le second titre de sa série Warriors of the Rift, sous le titre Secret of the Wolf
Council Liaison Victoria "Tori" Joseph is a werewolf with a secret: she's withholding information about a recent slate of were-attacks that result in human victims turning into werewolves. She struggles with her decision to tell what she knows about the case because doing so will harm someone very close to her. Yet, working with her sexy human colleague, Detective Dante Fabrizio, has her wanting to do the right thing.

Dante has been in the Special Case Division for almost a year, and is still shocked at how violent the Extra Dimensionals (EDs) can be. Experience tells him Victoria knows more than she's telling, and while he can't ignore the danger inherent in a relationship with a werewolf, he can't deny his attraction to her.
Et enfin, Lauren Dane sortira également un second tome le 5 juin prochain : Chaos Burning, de la série Bound by Magick
Résumé Goodreads
From the “always fabulous Lauren Dane”* comes her new novel of a treacherous family legacy, a temptation just as dangerous, and an evil so depraved it can only be spoken of in whispers…

The life of Lark Jaansen, hunter in Clan Gennessee, has been shaped by violence and unrest—and it defines her future. Well-trained and resilient, she’s met her militaristic match in Simon Leviathan, a warrior not of this world. Locked in mutual admiration, and a desire so hot it burns, Lark and Simon have something else in common: they love the dark, and as a shadow is cast over their world, they’re each coming into their own.

A mysterious war has been waged among the Others. As witches and humans turn against each other, as faes retreat in fear, and as vampires rise, Lark and Simon discover that an unseen force is behind it. A single, hungry entity older than recorded history has returned to gorge on the magick of his victims. It is the Magister, nothing less than the end of time. Finding it is Lark and Simon’s first hope. Surviving it is their last.

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3 commentaires:

  1. Et bien, je continuerait de le dire pendant encore longtemps: mes couvertures VO sont trop belles par rapport aux VF et ça me rend malade :s
    Et merci pour cette nouvelle de KMM, je trépigne d’impatience d'en savoir plus ;)

  2. Bah, c’est horrible ce qu’ils font tous envie !!!

  3. j'en ai quelques uns qui me font de l'oeil, mais j'ai pas assez de temps; c'est horrible !