07/02/17

From libraries to readers - Febbraio #1

Lettori in soffitta, oggi è giorno di uscite. Un sacco di uscite O.O No, sul serio, e sembrano tutte fantastiche. Sarei molto curiosa di vederle arrivare in Italia - con titoli e copertine rovinate, altrimenti non siamo contenti - e leggere i commenti dei lettori.


Titolo: King's Cage
Autore: Victoria Aveyard
Saga: Red Queen #3
Editore: Harper Teen
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio 
Pagine: 528 

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back. When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.


Titolo: Wintersong
Autore: S. Jae Jones
Editore: Thomas Dune
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 448 

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts. Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.



Titilo: Norse Mythology
Autore: Neil Gaiman
Editore: W.W. Norton & Company
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 304 

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman, difficult with his beard and huge appetite, to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir, the most sagacious of gods, is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.



Titolo: Empress of a Thousand Skies
Autore: Rhoda Belleza
Editore: Razorbill
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 344

Empress Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Fugitive Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life. Madman With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy. A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.


Titolo: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Autore: Eric Lindstorm
Editore: Poppy
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 288

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium. As the walls of Mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?


Titolo: Rise of Fire
Autore: Sophie Jordan
Saga: Reign of Shadows #2
Editore: Harper Teen
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 304

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne. Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.


Titolo: Disruptor
Autore: Arwen Elys Dayton
Saga. Seeker #3
Editore: Delacorte Press
Data di pubblicazione: 7 febbraio
Pagine: 352

Quin has spent her life as her father’s pawn. She was trained to kill and manipulated to guarantee her family’s power. And now that she’s broken free of that life, she’s found herself trapped again, hostage to a plot that has been centuries in the making. It’s taken generations for the pieces to come together, and finally all is in place. Her best friend Shinobu’s mind has been corrupted, the Young Dread has aligned with her enemy John, and the bloodthirsty Watchers are being awakened and gathered. Now there is nothing that can stop the force of time. But Quin will no longer be a pawn. Quin is a Seeker. She stands for light in a shadowy world. She will face the vengeance of the past and its enemies and save herself and the ones she loves, or she will die trying.

4 commenti:

  1. Oddeus, il secondo libro ha una copertina bellissima *faccia sconvolta

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hanno tutti copertine bellissime *faccia ancora più sconvolta*

      Elimina
  2. Ciao Cami!
    Allora... Wintersong lo leggerò sicuramente perché la storia mi intriga assai, il terzo della trilogia Regina Rossa aspetto che arrivi in Italia mentre gli altri volano nella WL... Tranne l'ultimo. Ho iniziato la saga Seeker e l'ho spedita nel dimenticatoio, ahah

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Riguardo la saga di Seeker voglio leggere i libri in inglese e vedere un po' che ne penso, anche se non sono fra le mie priorità. Anche tutti gli altri sono finiti nella mia wl XD

      Elimina

Spero che il post vi sia piaciuto e attendo i vostri commenti :)