Stacking the Shelves #205

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November 10, 2018 by ceresbooksworld

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! It was created by Tynga’s review.

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Fairy Loot
Girls of paper and fire by Nathasha Ngan

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.

But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

TW: violence and sexual abuse.

Paperback
A very large expanse of sea by Tahereh Mafi

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

Shadow of the fox by Julie Kagawa

A single wish will spark a new dawn. Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns…and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret. Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure – one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

Poche VF
L’invocateur tome 2 de Taran Matharu

Emprisonné depuis près d’un an, Fletcher doit prouver son innocence. Malgré l’appui du capitaine Arcturus, le procès semble perdu d’avance : les inquisiteurs qui ont traîné Fletcher au tribunal veulent sa mort.

Mais la guerre frappe à la porte d’Hominum, et on a besoin de Fletcher sur le front. De lui, ainsi que d’Ignatius, son démon salamandre, et de ses amis, le nain Othello et l’elfe Sylva. Leur mission : empêcher les orques de faire naître une armée de gobelins, et, si possible, secourir une noble dame…

Fletcher, Othello et Sylva ne seront pas seuls. Trois autres équipes de mages-guerriers les accompagnent. Pourtant, il n’a jamais été aussi difficile pour nos invocateurs de distinguer leurs alliés de leurs ennemis les plus mortels.

Destin de sang d’Erika Johansen

La Trilogie du Tearling

En moins d’un an, Kelsea Glynn est devenue Reine du Tearling, une reine puissante et visionnaire qui a transformé le royaume. Dans sa quête de justice, et pour mettre fin à la corruption, elle s’est fait de nombreux ennemis, notamment la Reine rouge, sa rivale la plus féroce, qui lui a déclaré la guerre. Pour protéger son peuple de l’invasion, Kelsea se livre à l’adversaire avec son saphir magique, et nomme Massue, son fidèle chef des gardes, comme régent. Massue va alors tout faire pour sauver sa reine, prisonnière de Mortmesne.

Dans cette fin de partie pleine de suspense va se jouer le destin de la Reine Kelsea et du Tearling lui-même. Traduite dans 27 pays, la trilogie du Tearling sera adaptée au cinéma (produite par Warner Bros), avec Emma Watson.

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One thought on “Stacking the Shelves #205

  1. vvb32 says:

    Awesome haul this week. Happy reading.

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