lundi 2 janvier 2012

[News] - Fin 2011 part1

Nouvelles

Un article qui regroupe les nouvelles de l'auteur Maria V. Snyder se déroulant dans le monde de Elena et Valek.
Lien à garder sous la main quand j'aurai le temps de lire sur le PC !
ICI

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YA

Une nouvelle trilogie est en train de naître sous la plume de Wendy Higgins.
Le premier tome, Sweet Evil sortira le 1er mai.

Le résumé me plait bien : 

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.
Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

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YA 

Un autre roman, qui est bien noté chez All Things Urban Fantasy, à tenir à l'oeil :  (déjà paru)
Title: Lightbringer
Author: K.D. McEntire
Series: N/A
Cover Art: Sam Weber
Genre: Paranormal YA
Reviewed by: Julia
  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Pyr; November 15, 2011
  • ISBN-10: 1616145390
Résumé :
The Never is a place of greys, a world a breath beyond our own, layered just past the memories of yesterday and the fleeting present moment. It is here, in this dismal limbo, that ghosts such as Piotr, Lily, and Elle must sort out an existence, both protecting the children called Lost and themselves from the walking darkness that is the army of rotting Walkers.

Caught between her duty to her calling as the Lightbringer and her concern for her new ghostly friends, Wendy must walk the line between the two worlds, aiding Piotr in his fight against the Walkers as well as searching out the wandering soul of the one who means the most to her. Time, however, is running out and in the end... who will she choose?
Notes
ATUV : 3/5
Goodreads : 4.04/5
Good Choice Reading – 3.5/5
That Bookish Girl – 4/5
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Couvertures


La couverture du troisième tome de la série Underworld Detection Agency, par Hannah Jayne.
 Si ça vous intéresse les deux premiers s'intitulaient Under Wraps et Under Attack. Sortie prévue le 1er mai 2012.
Résumé ici. 






Et nous avons également l'apparition d'une nouvelle série YA par Alyson Noël, l'auteur de la série Eternel (Michel Lafon en France). The Soul Seeker aura pour premier titre Fated le 22 main en version Hardcover.
Résumé disponible ici



 

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Couvertures

Régulièrement, Julie et Abigail de All Things Urban Fantasy font un top et un flop des couvertures qu'elles ont vu passer.
Voici celui du 16 novembre.
Pour retrouver toutes les couvertures (20) passées au crible, c'est ICI.
  
And our picks for Best & Worst…


Best
Worst
The Taken12925631 dying-for-youdying-for-you


Voici celui du 23 novembre. Pour voir les 13 couvertures en jeu, c'est ICI
  
And our picks for Best & Worst…


Best
Worst
under-suspicion Tempest UnleashedWhen We Were Executioners

Which are your Best and Worst?

et le 7 décembre :
Pour voir les 10 couvertures en jeu c'est ici. 


Best
Worst
lucidDangerousBOY OnyxFrostfire



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Couvertures

Là c'est moins pour vous donner des infos que pour partager ce qu'a trouver la bloggeuse. Dans le rayon "homme dévêtus ET suggestifs" voici de bien beaux exemplaires !


nette préférence pour la deuxième, à tout point de vue !
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YA


 Ensuite, un roman qui semble avoir beaucoup plu à Bookaholic. Premier tome de la série Wolf Springs Chronicles, Unleashed est disponible sous deux formats/couvertures. Noté 5/5 par Jessica.

 Pour le résumé, c'est par ici.




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Couvertures

Le troisième tome de la série Graveyard Queen, The Prophet, est prévu pour le 24 avril. J'aime particulièrement la couverture du tome 1. 







 Celui ci, disponible le 26 juin prochain, 
est le second opus de la série Dark Warior





 Et celui-ci, qu'on a déjà vu passé plus haut. 
Premier tome de la série Celestial Blues, The Taken est un roman parlant d'anges déchus (?). Par l'auteur Vicki Peterson, il sortira le 12 juin 2012. 

Résumé :
He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?

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Top 2011


Voici le top des romans 2011 de All Things Urban Fantasy :

Books We're Most Thankful For in 2011

Aftermath
5 of 5 stars
The Sirantha Jax series feels like it's changed so much from those first, frenetic, action-packed books, but I know that's not wholly accurate . Jax's world is as messy and political and fraught with peril as ever, but my relationship with ...
Aftertime
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I’m unabashedly obsessed with the new AMC show The Walking Dead about the zombie apocalypse and the few remaining human’s struggle for survival. It’s shocking, and heartbreaking, and so ...
All Men of Genius
5 of 5 stars
Don’t make my mistake of picking up ALL MEN OF GENIUS when you’re on your way to bed. Hours later, bleary-eyed and sleepy, I was only halfway through the book and still fighting to keep reading, unable to put it down. Violet, Ashton, Jack a...
Anna Dressed in Blood
5 of 5 stars
“Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...” that’s anything but average.

Read my full review on Tor.com
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/08/calling...
Bayou Moon
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasy.blogspot.com

Warning – Do not start BAYOU MOON late at night or you will end up watching the sun rise and you won’t even care because it’s that good! Ilona Andrews books should all come w...
Blood Bound
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I can’t remember the last time I got this excited over an urban fantasy debut. I already knew that Rachel Vincent was a paranormal master thanks to her increasingly good paranormal YA ...
Blood Magic
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Author Tessa Gratton is a member of the illustrious Merry Sisters of Fate writing group (which includes Maggie Steifvater and Brenna Yovanoff), so before even cracking the cover of her ...
The Chaos
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

THE CHAOS picks up more than a decade after NUMBERS ended. Both Jem and Spider are dead and their son, Adam, is being raised by Spider’s grandmother. The heartbreaking ending of NUMBE...
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Exotic foreign locations, an unflappable teenage protagonist, creativity and art, wishes granted and mysteries unsolved; Laini Taylor’s DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is seductive when it r...
Delirium
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

The hook for DELIRIUM is brilliant. Amor Deliria Nervosa. Every single man, woman, and child lives in fear of contracting this deadly disease. Every aspect of society has been restructu...
Divergent
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Everybody and their dog is jumping on the dystopian bandwagon these days, some more successfully than others. No one has managed to dethrone THE HUNGER GAMES in my opinion, but books lik...
Double Cross
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is a genre largely dominated by vampires and werewolves. Occasionally we get a witch or a demon, or rarer still a creature mined from a more obscure mythology. Apparentl...
Drink Deep
5 of 5 stars
The ending of HARD BITTEN was a bit of a fox in the hen house for most fans of the Chicagoland Vampires series. I had started the book impressed with the risks Neill takes with her characters, and the ending in no way changed that for me. S...
Enclave
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

In the past week, I have been gorging myself on Ann Aguirre in three different series and subgenres: SHADY LADY (urban fantasy), NIGHTFALL (paranormal romance), and now ENCLAVE (paranor...
Feast
5 of 5 stars
From FEAST’s first chapter I was engrossed as much with the mythology expanding before my eyes as I was with the characters who had already won my heart. The balance of character development and world building excellence that was impossibl...
The Gathering
5 of 5 stars
THE GATHERING begins with the most unlikely of settings for a paranormal YA, a classic “company town” set in a remote area of Canada. Like the famed company campuses of Silicon Valley, the families of Salmon Creek receive world-class perks...
Hunt the Moon
5 of 5 stars
It has been a few years since I followed the Cassie Palmer series closely, somewhere back around book three I lost track of her and the too-smooth Mircea. HUNT THE MOON not only brought me back up to speed with the action and politics of C...
The Lost Gate
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Read Julia's full review:

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.co...
Pale Demon
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by Julia, see the original review at All Things Urban Fantasy.

In anticipation of the release of PALE DEMON, I re-read BLACK MAGIC SANCTION to tide me over. My strategy more or less backfired, as the passion, grief, and...
Rebirth
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

REBIRTH is part The Walking Dead, part The Road, and part something totally new and engrossing. AFTERTIME threw us into a chaotic post apocalyptic world along with Cass and let us expe...
Red Glove
5 of 5 stars
My only complaint at the end of RED GLOVE was just that, it had ended. In just two books this series has developed such an intricate world and consistent voice that for both WHITE CAT and RED GLOVE I had no more put down one book when I wa...
The Scorpio Races
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater is very different sort of book from her Shiver or Ballad series. It still has the same lovely writing and emotional layers, but the romance is much...
The Shadow Reader
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

There is something shocking about McKenzie Lewis, the protagonist in THE SHADOW READER by Sandy Williams. She’s not a super woman/warrior goddess/magical titan capable of destroying th...
Shadowfever
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

*SPOILER FREE*

There is a line early in the first chapter of SHADOWFEVER where Mac describes herself before she came to Ireland as ‘happy and pink and stupid.’ The chapter ends w...
Shift
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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 happ...
Working Stiff
5 of 5 stars
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

From page one, WORKING STIFF was a wonderful surprise. I did not expect to fall in love with the heroine so quickly; Bryn's careful, quiet personality is so winning and fierce I was ca...


 ça peut vous donner quelques idées futures !
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YA

Un roman qui me fait un peu penser à Hereafter (Au-delà) dans son résumé. Il a séduit Jessica à tout le moins !
Résumé Goodreads : 
Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.
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YA
Un titre paru fin novembre 2011, qui semble avoir capté l'attention de ATUF

Angel of Darkness (The Fallen, #1)

Title: Angel of Darkness
Author: Cynthia Eden
Series: The Fallen #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Julia
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Brava; November 29, 2011
  • ISBN-10: 0758242174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758242174

Sexual Content:
Several sex scenes.

Rating:

Excellent - Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.



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YA

Celui-ci commence vraiment à m'intriguer, à le voir partout, il doit être assez génial !

Obsidian (Lux, #1) Title: Obsidian
AuthorJennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal YA
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Julia
  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing; December 6, 2011
  • ISBN-10: 1937044238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937044237

Sexual Content:
Kissing, sexual contact, references to sex, and attempted rape.

Rating:

Excellent - Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Résumé :
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

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News

  • Le quatrième tome de la série Fallen Angels, par J.R. Ward (auteur de : La Confrérie de la Dague Noire en français chez Milady) s'intitulera Rapture et sera disponible début septembre. 
  • Melissa de la Cruz, auteur de la série Blue Bloods (Les Vampires de Manhattan en français chez Wiz) va sortir une série dérivée Wolf Pact dont le premier tome portera le même nom. 
  • Michelle Rowen, auteur de la série Sarah Dearly (en français chez Milady) sortira bientôt un nouveau roman se passant dans ce monde en octobre prochain : Blood bath and beyond. 

  • Lilith Saintcrow, auteur de Danny Valentine (Orbit) Jill Kismet (Orbit) ou encore Strange Angels (Castelmore) sortira bientôt une nouvelle série pour adultes intitulée Bannon & Clare. Le premier tome sera The Iron Wyrm Affair
  • Andrea Cramer l'auteur de la série Nightshade (chez Gallimard) terminera sa trilogie cette année. Néanmoins il y aura deux titres se passant dans le même monde : Rift en août et Rise en 2013.
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Couverture

On termine avec un petit florilège de couverture. Je vous laisse être séduit(e)s








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3 commentaires:

  1. Hé, je suis dans et tout au début ! mdr

    Obsidian je le vois partout moi aussi... L'auteur aussi, on la voit revenir régulièrement, mais je crois que le pitch de Lux me tente plus que Covenant... Humm hot alien... lol

    Girl of Nightmares est magnifique, j'ai pas pu résister, j'en ai fait un marque-page...

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  2. Lux à l'air tentant à le voir partout ainsi que l'auteur (mais je crois qu'il y en a une autre qui a presque le même nom à une lettre prêt), mais je reste un peu frileuse, la faute à la couverture sans doute.

    Girl of Nightmare est superbe mais j'ai appris à ne plus juger un livre à sa couverture ^^ surtout en anglais !

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  3. Je l'ai trouvée, celle au nom qui ressemble : Jennifer Armintrout !
    C'est vrai que la couverture n'est pas la plus belle du monde, mais si on s'éclate bien... ^^

    Girl of Nightmares c'est la suite de Anna Dressed in Blood qui a de très bonnes critiques, j'attends sa parution en broché cet été d'ailleurs donc pour le moment, je juge le livre à sa couv :)

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