vendredi 24 février 2012

[News] - [Couverture(s)] - [VO] - Semaine 8

Je suis complètement dans les choux ! Je suis toujours persuadée que nous sommes jeudi ! Donc pardonnez moi pour le retard de cette série de News, je n'ai pas vu le temps passer ! En même temps j'entame (fièrement) mon deuxième jour de vacances, sans avoir réussi à faire baisser la pile de boulot, ou de lecture, de manière significative...allez encore 6 jours, va falloir activer ! 
 
Enfin je vais commencer avec une news qui me fait super plaisir ! Milady a acheté les droits d'une série dont le premier tome est un de mes coup de cœur VO !!! Yippi !


On commence avec.....
Bragelonne (donc Milady) a acheté les droits de la série. Nous n'avons pas plus d'info pour l'instant - parce que l'auteur n'en sait pas plus - mais cette série est un de mes coups de coeur, et j'ai déjà précommandé le tome 2 !!
J'espère que vous aimerez autant que moi !
Ma critique : ICI.

Sinon l'audio-book sera bientôt disponible et l'auteur vous propose une pré-commande donnant droit à 50% de promo ... sympa !

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Avis YA

Allez, on commence avec les filles de ATUF qui vous propose un roman YA - comme la semaine dernière - qui est maintenant sortit mais qui était très attendu ! Je parle de Fever, la suite de The Chemical Garden qui a fait parlé de lui l'année dernière.
Avis des filles, ICI
 
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2) Title: Fever
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Chemical Garden #2
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Abigail
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (February 21, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 144240907X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442409071

Sexual Content:
Sex slavery. Attempted assault. Kissing

Rating:

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

Description
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 mansion...by 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.
Previous Books in Series
Also Reviewed By:
  1. Wither – 4/5
 La troisième et dernier tome de la trilogie serait prévu pour le 1er avril 2013 ! On a le temps de voir venir !
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Avis : Romance Paranormale

Toujours chez ATUF, une critique d'une romance paranormale qui semble avoir des éléments convainquants. Attention ce n'est pas le premier tome de la série !
Leur critique ICI
 
Tempted by Blood (Sweetblood, #3) Title: Tempted by Blood
AuthorLaurie London
Series: Sweetblood #3
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Excerpt: No
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed by: Abigail
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (February 21, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0373776454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373776450

Sexual Content:
Several graphic sex scenes

Rating:

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

Description
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two Vampire coalitions:
Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors….
He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those cravings only intensify when he meets Arianna Wells, the human he's been assigned to protect. Smart and perceptive, Arianna doesn't seem like a dangerous temptress. Yet she awakens in Jackson an unstoppable need that, if left unchecked, will brand him a traitor…a crime punishable by death.
But soon their bond may be Arianna's only hope. For stalking her in the shadows is a merciless enemy—one who will stop at nothing to claim her completely….


Previous Books in Series
Also Reviewed By:
    #1 Bonded By Blood – 4/5
    #1.5 Hidden By Blood – 3/5
    #2 Embraced By Blood – 4/5
    #2.5 Enchanted By Blood (A Vampire For Christmas)
 
Une autre critique disponible ICI par le Vampire Book Club.
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Couverture

Voici maintenant une petite couverture en provenance de Wicked Scribes. 
Un recueil, Howl for it de Shelly Laurenston et Cynthia Eden.


Parution prévue : 28 août prochain. 




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Avis

Un nouvel avis de ATUF, d'une série qu'on a déjà vu passée dans ce rendez-vous. Attention, ce n'est pas le tome 1 : 
Critique ICI.

image Title: Raven Calls
Author: C.E. Murphy
Series: The Walker Papers #7
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Excerpt: Yes
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kristina
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Luna; Original edition (February 21, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0373803435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373803439 

Sexual Content:
Reference to kissing

Rating:

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

Description
Something wicked this way comes…
Suddenly, being bitten by a werewolf is the least of Joanne Walker’s problems.
Her personal life in turmoil, her job as a cop over, she’s been called to Ireland by the magic within her. And though Joanne’s skills have grown by leaps and bounds, Ireland’s magic is old and very powerful…
In fact, this is a case of unfinished business. Because the woman Joanne has come to Ireland to rescue is the
woman who sacrificed everything for Joanne—the woman who died a year ago. Now, through a slip in time, she’s in thrall to a dark power and Joanne must battle darkness, time and the gods themselves to save her.


Previous Books in Series
Also Reviewed By:
  1. Urban Shaman
  2. Thunderbird Falls
  3. Coyote Dreams
  4. Walking Dead
  5. Demon Hunts
  6. Spirit Dances
Prochain tome : Mountain Echoes prévu pour janvier 2013.
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News

Deux petites News en provenance de Wicked Scribes (d'autres disponibles sur le lien Source). 
  • Le quatrième livre de Kami Garcia et Margaret Sthol (Le livre des Lunes en français chez Black Moon je crois) sortira le 23 octobre prochain sous le titre Beautiful Redemption
  • Et ma news préférée, le quatrième (et normalement dernier) tome de la série The Edge de Ilona Andrews s'intitulera Steel's Edge et sera disponible le 27 novembre.
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Avis 

Encore une fois chez ATUF, une critique d'un livre qui ne devrait plus tarder à arriver à la maison. 
Leur avis ICI
 
A Sliver Of Shadow (Abby Sinclair, #2) Title: A Sliver of Shadow
AuthorAllison Pang
Series: Abby Sinclair #2
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher/Bewitching Book Tours
Reviewed by: Abigail
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (February 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1439198349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439198346

Sexual Content:
Scenes of sexuality. One graphic sex scene 

Rating:

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

Description
Just when her new life as a TouchStone – a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds – seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed.
The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.


Previous Books in Series
Also Reviewed By:
  1. A Brush of Darkness –4/5
Le troisième tome, A Trace of Moonlight devrait sortir début 2013
Il a déjà été chroniqué par Melliane du blog Between Dreams and Reality.
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Avis

Encore un avis, chez Tynga cette fois. Je commence à pas mal la voir passer cette couverture...

Dianne Duvall - Darkness Dawns Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
Book Stats: Reading level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal romance
Mass market paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra
Release date: February 1, 2011
Series: Immortal Guardians #1
Source: Kensington
Reviewed by: Jenn
In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts…where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price…
Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect…
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Avis YA

Pandemonium n'est pas encore sortit (28/02/12) que les filles d'ATUF l'ont déjà lu !
Critique ICI

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) Title: Pandemonium
AuthorLauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #2
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Dystopian YA
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Abigail
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 006197806X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061978067

Sexual Content:
Kissing

Rating:

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

Description
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
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.



Previous Books in Series
Also Reviewed By:
1. Delirium – 5/5
1.5 Hana (ebook story)

Le dernier tome de la trilogie, Requiem devrait être publié en février 2013.
 Faudrait que je lise le tome 1 moi...

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Couverture

Nouveau Festival de Couverture chez ATUF ! 20 en compétition cette semaine.
 
Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart
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Description:
Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter. More…
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I love the style of this cover, just like a classic painting.  The light on her skin, the texture of the image, all so gorgeous. I'm right on the fence with this one.  I like the muted colors and the pirate garb, but nothing about this says paranormal, and her face is off in some way that I can't quite figure out.
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Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.
Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire.
Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. More…
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  • Series: Wildefire #2 
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Pairing the orchid with the lava crust is a great way to pull in two central elements for this story.  Eye catching and nice title font. Striking just like the first cover, but distinct enough to be interesting all by itself.  It's a powerful image having a flower growing out of lava.
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Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)
  
Howl For It by Shelly Laurenston & Cynthia Eden
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Something about his facial expression doesn’t work for me (a little too angry), but Shelly Laurenston’s name outweighs any haughty dude.  Very excited to read this one. I'm not a fan of the yellow font, but the shadowing/lighting on him is really good.
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Unrest by Michelle Harrison
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Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn’t slept properly for months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Sometimes he half-wakes, paralyzed, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. His doctors say sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless - but to Elliott they’re terrifying.
Convinced that his brush with death has attracted the spirit world, Elliott secures a job at a reputedly haunted museum, determined to discover the truth. There, he meets the enigmatic Ophelia. But, as she and Elliott grow closer, Elliott draws new attention from the dead. One night, during an out of body experience, Elliott returns to bed to find his body gone. More…
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This cover is so ominous and chilling, I love wispy graphics that brings to mind both smoke and blood diffusing in water. I'm a huge fan of the smoke effect, and they've managed to make it look so sinister this time.
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The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper
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  • Series: Clockwork Empire #2 
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These colors and staging reminds me of classic SciFi covers like Vatta’s War, but the sword and zeppelins hint at Steampunk.  I’m on the fence, I would have liked the genre to be a bit more clear, but I do like the gold/red glow. It's hard to top the clockwork cat from the first cover, but this is a strong sophomore effort.
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The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork...
  
Heaven and Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro
Description:
Emma Jane Hellsbane just unwittingly triggered a whole bunch of nephilim to come into their powers—and this new army has teamed up with Bariel, demon straight from Hell, who’s made it his mission to kill all the magisters on Earth. When they come after Eli, Emma and Officer Dan must work together to save him, but this makes Eli all the more tempted to Fall for Emma. And his fighting his feelings for her means Heaven has taken notice.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim and Fallen angels, she’s defending her womanhood to the judgmental Seraphim angels, too, who want to separate Eli from Emma Jane. Can she protect Eli, Officer Dan, and find her rogue father? For Emma Jane, it’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.
No Author Comment Available.
  • Series: Hellsbane #2 
  • Artist: Heather Howland
  • Goodreads: N/A
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I can’t decide if I like her ankle boots or her sword more, very cute.  A successful transition from cartoon to real model. Love the background completely, but it looks like she's modeling a handbag that got switched out for a sword.  I wish she looked a little more capable of actually wielding that sword.
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In Between by Tara Fuller
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Description:
Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.
It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.
No Author Comment Available.
  • Series: Kissed by Death #1
  • Artist: N/A
  • Goodreads: Link
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Release Date: August 7, 2012
  • Source: Author’s Blog
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The movement in this cover is nice, though if it weren’t for the crossed scythes I don’t think I’d peg it as Paranormal YA.  I like how her hair flairs out and follows the title. I'm lukewarm about this one.  I love the little scythes in the series detail, and there is an alluring quality to the baby faced model, but it does look a little too homegrown for my taste.
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Devil’s Luck by Carolyn Crane
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Description:
THERE’S A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND DOOM.
No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator.
Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for.
Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers?
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  • Series: The Disillusionists #3.5 
  • Artist: Anne Cain 
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This is one frowning man that totally works for me.  His expression, his “not quite perfect” tattoos… he looks like a real person, an individual.  I’m also loving the classic comic book vibe, the shadows on his face and eyes are so compelling. I knew Simon was hot...but he looks so beautifully broken too.  I can't quite tell if that's supposed to be a tear on his cheek or not.
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Mind Games (The Disillusionist...Double Cross (The Disillusioni...Head Rush (The Disillusionists...
  
Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft
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Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn…
When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she's determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they're together. More…
“The more I look at this cover, the more in awe I am of the art department. They took into account just about every request I suggested - including having both Gabriel and Aurora on the front in a romantic-but-with-a-touch-of-possessiveness pose, the blond hero and the forest background. Even the wings are perfect and in the larger version the individual feathers are awesome. My editor and I discussed whether or not wings should be on the cover, because in the book Gabriel's were destroyed millennia ago. However, we both decided a mystical hint of what he'd once possessed would be good. I'm also in love with the gorgeous little wings in the title! And OMG. His face!!! If you can enlarge the cover and zoom into his face let me know what you think, because I reckon he is to die for!!!”
– Christina Ashcroft
  • Series: Untitled #1 
  • Artist: N/A
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  • Publisher: Berkley Heat
  • Release Date: December 2012
  • Source: Author’s Blog
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I agree with the author, this cover model is gorgeous.  I love his ephemeral wings and his hand on her arm… ok, just him in general. Wowza.  This is stunning.  Beautiful colors and lighting, and I love the pose
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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
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15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland, and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, big-hearted but hard to reach, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything - her family, her future - to be with the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her. When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. More...
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Simple and lovely, I really like the effect of the written title against the petals. I actually thought this was a flower at first glance, then I spotted the girl. It's a nice way to draw you in.
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Grim by Anna Waggener
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A fantastic debut from the winner of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards novel contest.
When Erika wakes up after a horrific car crash, she finds herself somewhere between earth and heaven, between life and death. She doesn't want to accept help from Jeremiah, who she's not sure she can trust, even as she finds herself drawn to him, following him into a grim city of souls. She's not sure who wants to help her and who wants to hurt her. And she's desperate to get back to her children.
Shawn's never thought about having to shoulder the responsibility of caring for his young sister Megan and his reckless older sister. And he never imagined that the three of them would find themselves in a haunted wood, sometimes chased, sometimes assisted, never sure where they're headed. More…
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The overall effect is great, but I can’t look too closely at the statues’ faces (they’re a little silly).  The colors are great, terracotta warmth, and I love the title font. Pretty enough, but I would never guess this was contemporary paranormal.  It looks like a historical
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What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
What's Left of Me (Hybrid, #1)
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NEVER LET ME GO meets HIS DARK MATERIALS in a beautiful, haunting YA debut, the first book in The Hybrid Trilogy.
Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?
When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…
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  • Series: Hybrid #1
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Very striking cover is (love the silhouette and her eye).  Still, it feels more Science Fiction than anything Paranormal.  Then again, a dystopian vibe may be what they were looking for, given the description. So cool.  I love the optical illusion with the two faces.  Perfectly fits the description.
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Foretold by Jana Oliver
Foretold (The Demon Trappers, #4)
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Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to THE DEMON TRAPPERS series. Riley's always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she's not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he's finally admitted to himself that he's in love with her too, there's no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what's to come. . .
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  • Series: The Demon Trappers #4 
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Fits well with the other covers in the series, very bold “Miami Ink” look. I love the bright, saturated colors, but I think it's too similar to the first book.
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Forsaken (The Demon Trappers,...Forbidden (The Demon Trappers,...Forgiven (The Demon Trappers,...
  
Hidden by Sophie Jordan
Hidden (Firelight, #3)
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Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.
The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....
Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.
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  • Series: Firelight #3
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Love the return of the red curls, but not a big change from VANISH in terms of composition.  It's interesting that they chose to reveal more than Jacinda's face, wonder the significance of that... and I'm loving the fiery red.  I do wish that they would start using a different image.  It's the exact same one in all three covers.  A different pose or angle would have given them more impact.  Still pretty though.
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Firelight (Firelight, #1)Vanish (Firelight, #2)
  
Vanquished by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Vanquished
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  • Series: Crusade #3 
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This looks like a YA-appropriate version of Ellen Connor’s NIGHTFALL, I love it! My favorite cover in this series.  Warm colors and I love the back to back pose...they both look capable.
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Crusade (Crusade, #1)Damned (Crusade, #2)
  
Flutter by Gina Linko
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Description:
My breath came in fits and starts. And I was gone, in a flash, back to the loop. Back to my other…my other me… my other places. My other times.
All Emery Land wants is to be like any other seventeen year old—to go to school, hang out with her friends, and just be normal. But for as long as she can remember, she’s suffered from something akin to seizures. And in recent years they’ve consumed her life. To Emery they're much more than seizures, she calls them loops—moments when she travels through wormholes back and forth in time and to mysterious places. The loops are taking their toll on her physically. So she practically lives in the hospital where her scientist father and an ever-growing team of doctors monitor her every move. Although they don’t believe her claims of time travel, the doctors are extremely interested in the data they collect when Emery seizes – too interested. More…
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  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date: October 23, 2012
  • Source: la femme readers
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Very intense and claustrophobic, this granular, TV effect is interesting. I'm not sure why she's underwater based on the description.  It sounds very cool, but the cover isn't anything special
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The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
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A supernatural series set in Manhattan during the 1920s that follows a teen heroine reminiscent of two of the era's most famous literary women—Zelda Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. The story will be a wild new ride full of dames and dapper dons, jazz babies and Prohibition-defying parties, conspiracy and prophecy—and all manner of things that go bump in the neon-drenched night.
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  • Series: Diviners #1
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Source: la femme readers
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A little plain, but I like the “old fashion” carnival-esque feel.  Description sounds intriguing, but I'm just not connecting with this style at all. 
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Spark & Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer
Spark (Elemental, #2)
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Spirit (Elemental, #3)
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Description:
Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.
More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.
The fuse is lit…

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  • Series: Elemental #2 & #3
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Continuing the tradition of proud, 80’s manhood.  I like how the colors match the main characters’ powers and each guy gets his moment in the spot light. Loving these covers.  Julia was dead on about The Outsiders vibe.
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Storm (Elemental, #1)
  
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“Here is a nice big version of the stunning cover on the Science Fiction Book Club's Omnibus edition of the Parasol Protectorate Vol 2. This edition is only available to club members (although sometimes they show up online for sale later) and is a hardback limited run containing the final two books in the series, Heartless and Timeless. It should be coming out in the USA right about the same time as Timeless.
I'm a fan of the color scheme in this cover. It's very elegant.” – Gail Carringer
  • Series:  The Parasol Protectorate #4 & #5
  • Artist: N/A
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  • Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
  • Release Date: March 1, 2012
  • Source: Author’s Blog
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Alexia looks a little more stern in this one, but another elegant, Victorian cover. I love omnibus covers in general, but the ones for this series have been especially good.  Love that they have created a distinct but still very recognizable look.  I'm still a fan of the Orbit covers, but I actually think the background is better integrated on the omnibus cover.
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The Parasol Protectorate (3 In 1) Soulless, Changeless, Blameless (Alexia Tarabotti, Omnibus 1 3)
  
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Avis

Chez ATUF, avis sur un nouveau titre...très bien assortit à sa couverture à mon goût !
Avis ICI

Fever Title: Fever
AuthorJoan Swan
Series: Phoenix Rising #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Julia
  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Brava; February 28, 2012
  • ISBN-10: 0758266383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758266385

Sexual Content:
References to rape; Several sex scenes.

Rating:

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

Description
When Dr. Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by a prison inmate, she knows she's in deep trouble. Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom, but because the moment his fingers brush against her skin, Alyssa feels a razor-sharp pang of need...
A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. At least Teague doesn't, until his escape plan develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives, he can only give her lies, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever...


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Avis Dystopie !

Chez ATUF, encore, une critique d'un livre à paraître. Une Dystopie qui semble beaucoup plaire. Affaire à suivre !
Avis ICI.


*This title will be released on February 28, 2012*

Partials (Partials, #1) Title: Partials
AuthorDan Wells
Series: Partials #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Post Apocalyptic YA
Excerpt: Yes
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Abigail
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0062071041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062071040

Sexual Content:
Kissing

Rating:

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

Description
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of "I Am Not a Serial Killer," takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.


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 Le prochain titre Failsafe sera publié en 2013.

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Couvertures

Un beau lot de couvertures en provenance de Tynga et Wicked Scribes suit : 
 
Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4)
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione (UK)
Lord of Deliverance #4
Release Date: December 6th 2012
Hidden (Firelight, #3)
Hidden by Sophie Jordan
Firelight #3
Release date: September 11th, 2012
Black-Hearted Betrayal (Shades of Fury, #3)
Black-hearted Betrayal by Kasey Mackenzie
Shades of Fury #3
Release date: June 26th, 2012
Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
Edelstein #2
Release date: October 30th, 2012
Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3)
Grave Memory by Kalayna Price
Alex Craft #3
Release date: July 3rd, 2012
Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville, #10)
Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaungh
Kitty Norville #10
Release date: August 1st, 2012
Moonglow (Darkest London #2)
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Darkest London #2
Release date: August 1st, 2012

Blood and Silver by James R Tuck
Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty #2
Release date: August 1st, 2012.


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 Premier tome de la série Goddess Rising, Under the Moon sera disponible le 12 juin.


















Le troisième et dernier tome de la série Firelight (le premier est paru chez Gallimard et a été chroniqué sur le blog) sortira le 11 septembre en relié : Hidden sera le titre.











Vient maintenant le deuxième tome de la saga The Elemental Serie de Brigid Kemmerrer : Spark. Disponible le 1er septembre.















Ensuite Immortally Yours, de la bonne vielle romance paranormale, sera disponible le 28 août.



















Couverture qu'on a déjà vu passée, et toujours aussi attirante, Archangel of Mercy de Christian Ashcroft. Premier tome d'une nouvelle saga disponible le 4 décembre.











Passons à Karsten Knight et la série Wildfire. Le second tome sortira le 28 août également sous le titre Ember & Echoes (la couverture me fait fortement penser à Wings de Aprilynne Pike).














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