News – Vivez aujourd’hui une histoire d’Amour avec les éditions Harlequin !‏

Comme vous le savez, aujourd’hui c’est la Saint Valentin!

A cette occasion, le leader incontournable du roman sentimental : les éditions Harlequin, offre un e-book pour découvrir sa collection la plus romantique avec le livre “ Troublant tête-à-tête” de Lucy Monroe et surtout pour revivre une belle histoire d’amour avec un grand A !

Vous trouverez ci-joint le lien pour télécharger cet ouvrage que vous soyez une grande romantique assumée ou encore une rêveuse secrète : http://numerique.harlequin.fr/LIVRES/FICHES/119304.Livre

Joyeuse Saint-Valentin tout le monde!!

Young Adult / Fantastique – Starcrossed tome 1, Amours contrariés de Joséphine Angelini

Synopsis:

Helen Hamilton mène une vie tranquille avec son père sur la petite île de Nantucket, près de Boston… jusqu’au jour où la famille Delos s’y installe. Et l’existence d’Helen bascule. De violents cauchemars la hantent chaque nuit, elle se voit errant dans le désert et à son révil, ses draps sont couverts de sable et de poussière. Au lycée, elle est victime de terrifiantes hallucinations et croit voir trois femmes pleurant des larmes de sang… Attirée par le beau Lucas Delos, Helen comprend que leurs deux familles sont marquées depuis la nuit des temps par une terrible légende. Helen et Lucas ne sont autres que les réincarnations d’Hélène et de Paris, les héros maudits de la Guerre de Troie. Refusant de rejouer la tragédie de leurs ancêtres, les deux amoureux tentent de se fuir, mais la force de leur amour est trop puissante…

Mon avis:

J’avais repéré ce livre dès sa parution en VO mais quand j’ai su qu’il allait sortir en VF, j’ai été ravie et j’ai donc attendu sa sortie avec impatience. La couverture est fidèle à celle de la VO et je dois dire qu’elle est vraiment magnifique ! Sa texture est très agréable et douce et les couleurs ainsi que l’illustration donnent bien le ton de l’histoire. Elle est en total accord avec l’histoire.

L’intrigue du livre repose principalement sur la recherche de la véritable nature du personnage principal, Hélène. D’autres intrigues se mêleront à celle-ci mais seront surtout des conséquences de la première. L’originalité du récit se trouve dans l’utilisation de la mythologie grecque dont une grande partie est tirée de l’Iliade et l’Odyssée de Homère. L’auteure s’en sert pour donner à son histoire une dimension fantastique en plus de la romance et elle le fait avec une grande crédibilité.

Le personnage principal est Hélène, une jeune fille de17 ans qui va se rendre compte qu’elle n’est pas comme les autres allant jusqu’à se prendre pour un monstre. Elle va se battre et se mettre en quête de réponses, avec courage et détermination. J’ai beaucoup aimé ce personnage auquel je me suis attachée de par sa force et son courage quand tout s’effondre autour d’elle, mais par moments, elle m’a aussi fait l’effet d’une gamine capricieuse qui n’en faisait qu’à sa tête. Heureusement, cela n’a pas duré et j’ai beaucoup aimé son évolution tout au long de l’histoire. Elle devient de plus en plus forte et mature. Lucas est le second personnage principal et il va lui aussi voir sa vie chamboulée. Il essaie de trouver des réponses à ses interrogations et aux évènements qui l’entourent. Je me suis immédiatement prise d’affection pour lui parce qu’il souffrait beaucoup et malgré tout, il prenait sur lui. Il a fait preuve de beaucoup de maturité, de force et de courage pour se maîtriser et j’ai apprécié son caractère doux et protecteur.

D’autres personnages gravitent autour d’eux comme par exemple la famille de Lucas ou encore celle d’Hélène. C’est toute une ribambelle de personnages aussi importants les uns que les autres. Ils apportent leur pierre à l’édifice et leur touche personnelle avec des caractères et des aptitudes aussi variés qu’intéressants. Aucun ne laisse indifférent et on passe du plus détestable au plus adorable.

Le récit se déroule sur une petite île entourée de l’Océan Atlantique : Nantucket. Le narrateur est ici l’auteure qui nous raconte son histoire de façon captivante et qui ne nous lâche pas avant le point final. Le vocabulaire est courant et simple donc accessible à tout public, on y trouve également de nombreuses références à la mythologie Grecque. Le style de l’auteure est vraiment fluide et agréable à lire à tel point que ce livre se dévore quasiment d’une seule traite une fois bien commencé. L’histoire est prenante et la romance très agréable. On pourrait penser qu’elle prend le pas sur tout le récit mais non, au contraire ! Tout le roman est bourré d’action et de rebondissements. L’auteure nous impose son rythme agréable, prenant, haletant aussi mais surtout, addictif et il m’a été très difficile de laisser ce livre de côté pour faire autre chose.

Pour conclure, c’est une magnifique histoire d’amour pleine de mythologie grecque, de rebondissements et d’action mais surtout un gros coup de cœur et j’ai vraiment très hâte de pouvoir lire la suite puisque c’est une trilogie. Je vous conseille vraiment ce premier tome. Les fans de romance saupoudrée d’action seront ravis… les autres aussi !

C’est lundi! – Que lisez vous?

Rendez vous initié par Mallou et repris par Galleane

Me revoilà pour notre rendez vous hebdomadaire histoire de faire le point sur mes lectures passées, en cours et à venir.

Ce que j’ai lu la semaine passé:

-Un éternel commencement de Marie-Hélène Marathée

-Le livre qui t’explique enfin tout sur les parents de Françoize Boucher

-La famille trop d’filles tome 1, Anna de Susie Morgenstern

-La famille trop d’filles tome 2, Bella de Susie Morgenstern

-Osez 20 histoires érotiques de Noël

-669 gages érotiques pour pimenter vos jeux sexuels de Marc Dannam

Ce que je suis en train de lire:

-L’évangile des damnés tome 1, le cinquième maitre du sang de Alick

Ce que je vais lire ensuite:

-Jeanne de Jacques Cassabois

-Witch and Wizard tome 1, les rebelles du nouvel ordre de James Patterson et Gabrielle Charbonnet

-June le souffle de Manon Fargetton

-Une trop jolie écossaise de Barbara Cartland

In My Mailbox – Semaine du 6 au 12 février 2012

In My Mailbox a été mis en place par Kristi du blog The Story Siren et inspiré par Alea du blog Pop Culture Junkie. C’est un moyen de partager les livres reçus chaque semaine dans notre boîte aux lettres ainsi que les livres achetés ou empruntés à la bibliothèque.

Source et plus d’info chez  La Bibliothèque de Lilie.

-La fille de braises et de Ronces de Rae Carson

-Belle de Glace de Anna Sheehan

-Des amies de toujours de Jennifer Weiner

-Une trop jolie écossaise de Barbara Cartland

-Qui êtes vous, Alexander? de Barbara Cartland-Zombie Panic de Kristy McKay

-Couleur champagne de Lorraine Fouchet

-The Ninth Livre 1 de Sobian Welsh

-Les filles au chocolat tome 2, Coeur Guimauve de Cathy Cassidy

-La peau des rêves tome 2, Nuit Brûlée de Charlotte Bousquet avec un superbe marque page et une dédicace!! ^^

-Insatiable tome 2 de Meg Cabot-Les ailes d’Alexanne tome 2, Mikal de Anne Robillard

-Alera tome 2, Le temps de la vengeance de Cayla Kluver

Et vous, Qu’avez vous reçu?

News – Les sorties en VO du 5 au 11 février 2012

In Too Deep by Amanda Grace:

I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Wellesley. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started. Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger–forcing me to make a terrible choice.

The Wood Queen (The Iron Witch #2) by Karen Mahoney:

Donna Underwood is in deep trouble.An ancient alchemical order is holding her accountable for destroying the last precious drops of the elixar of life. Never mind the fact that Donna was acting to free her friend, Navin, from the dangerous clutches of the Wood Queen at the time. But what the alchemists have in store is nothing compared to the wrath of the fey. The Wood Queen has been tricked and Donna must pay. Get ready for all hell – quite literally – to break loose…

Almost Everything (Vampire Princess of St. Paul #3) by Tate Hallaway:

Whoever said vacations were relaxing? To say half-vampire, half-witch Ana Parker has boy trouble is putting it lightly—something her text messaging bill can attest to. Her rocker ex-boyfriend Nikolai is trying to heat things up again, and high school hockey star Mathew wants her to try out with him for the Renaissance Festival. At least her sort-of boyfriend Elias isn’t hounding her cell—considering the vampire knight is currently living in her basement. Ever since her father banished Elias and Ana from the court of the Northern vampires, Ana has been trying to live a normal life. But when the Prince of the Southern Region vampires informs Ana that they’re on the brink of war and she accidentally offers up Elias as a peace offering, the princess knows that she’s going to need some help to get out of the situation. With Ana’s boy drama meter hitting an all time high, summer in St. Paul is heating up for all the wrong reasons…

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood:

« Blessed with a gift… »cursed » with a secret. » Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship – or an early grave. Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood – not even from each other.

Dead to You by Lisa McMann:

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle… at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn’t going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable…

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide (The Hunger Games Companions) by Emily Seife:

The New York Times bestselling Hunger Games is now a major motion picture — and here is the ultimate guide to the all the tributes in the 74th annual Hunger Games! Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty-four Tributes participating in Panem’s 74th annual Hunger Games. Follow the Tributes’ journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way–the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. Get exclusive information about the Tributes’ strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.

Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game #3) by Sara Shepard:

Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder. But after ruling out her early leads, Emma still hasn’t found Sutton’s killer. A lot of people wanted her dead—but one name keeps popping up: Thayer Vega. When the gorgeous and mysterious Thayer returns to town, Emma has to move fast to figure out whether he’s back for revenge…or if he already got it. Set in a town where friends can turn into dangerous enemies and everyone harbors dark secrets, The Lying Game is a juicy new series that fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series—and the hit ABC Family show—will love.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily m. Danforth:

When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief she’ll never have to tell them that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief soon turns to heartbreak, as Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and not making waves, and Cam becomes an expert at this—especially at avoiding any questions about her sexuality. Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. To Cam’s surprise, she and Coley become best friends—while Cam secretly dreams of something more. Just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, her secret is exposed. Ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self—even if she’s not quite sure who that is. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.

The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols:

Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken. Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back–it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?

The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney:

When Alex Patrick was assaulted by another student last year, her elite boarding school wouldn’t do anything about it. This year Alex is head of the Mockingbirds, a secret society of students who police and protect the student body. While she desperately wants to live up to the legacy that’s been given to her, she’s now dealing with a case unlike any the Mockingbirds have seen before. It isn’t rape. It isn’t bullying. It isn’t hate speech. A far-reaching prescription drug ring has sprung up, and students are using the drugs to cheat. But how do you try a case with no obvious victim? Especially when the facts don’t add up, and each new clue drives a wedge between Alex and the people she loves most: her friends, her boyfriend, and her fellow Mockingbirds. As Alex unravels the layers of deceit within the school, the administration, and even the student body the Mockingbirds protect, her struggle to navigate the murky waters of vigilante justice may reveal more about herself than she ever expected.


Et les sorties au format Paperback:

Choker by Elizabeth Woods:

Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has been a loner ever since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, years ago. She eats lunch with the other girls from the track team, but they’re not really her friends. Mostly she spends her time watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her, and avoiding the popular girls who call her « Choker » after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria. Then one day Cara comes home to find Zoe waiting for her. Zoe’s on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With her best friend back, Cara’s life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and next thing she knows, she’s getting invited to parties and flirting with Ethan. Best of all, she has her BFF there to confide in. But just as quickly as Cara’s life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect—including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she’s at school. You’re supposed to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins:

The New York Times bestselling The Hunger Games, with an all-new cover from the major motion picture!The astonishing bestseller is now a fantastic movie. Here is the original novel with new movie artwork on the cover. (Original cover version also available.)In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Crazy by Han Nolan:

Fifteen-year-old Jason has fallen upon bad timess deteriorating condition. Both heartbreaking and funny, CRAZY lives up to the intense and compelling characters Han Nolan is praised for. As Jason himself teeters on the edge of insanity, Nolan uncovers the clever coping system he develops for himself and throws him a lifeline in the guise of friendship.

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins:

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers. But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?