It’s monday, what are you reading? #2431
July 15, 2019 by ceresbooksworld
A weekly event hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date to discuss your reading week ~ the books you’ve read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.
Finished Last Week
The Beholder by Anna Bright
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.
Willow & Lucas de Samantha Jane
Quand l’amour se mêle aux super-pouvoirs…
Willow Trilby est une psychologue qui cache un secret. Son obsession pour l’étude des pouvoirs paranormaux va au-delà d’une curiosité purement professionnelle : elle-même a un don de télépathie émotionnelle.
Lucas Black est un assassin capable d’effacer les mémoires. Il travaille pour une société secrète de personnes dotées de pouvoirs métaphysiques.
Et quand les recherches de Willow menacent de révéler les secrets du Conseil d’Orion, Lucas est chargé de la faire taire.
Suivra-t-il ses ordres ou bien suivra-t-il son cœur, remettant ainsi en cause cinq cents ans de tradition pour protéger celle qui devrait être son ennemie ?
Willow et Lucas est une romance d’urban fantasy et le premier tome de la série « Le Conseil d’Orion ». Chaque livre met en scène un couple différent et leur happy ending. Un arc narratif traverse toute la série, ce qui veut dire que les livres doivent être lus dans l’ordre chronologique.
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Welcome to the Kingdom… where ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t just a promise, but a rule.
Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species–formerly extinct–roam free.
Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.
But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana’s memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty–and what it truly means to be human.
E-Challengers de Stephane Soutoul
Unis dans le plus fantastique tournoi de jeux vidéo virtuels.
An 2027. Moi c’est Jessalyne, « Lyne » pour les intimes. Dans les tournois de jeux vidéo, ma niaque et mon sens aigu de la stratégie me propulsent en bonne place des classements. Quand je lâche ma manette, je redeviens une nana ordinaire de dix-sept ans qui gagne sa vie comme hôtesse de caisse.
Mon existence prend un tournant démentiel le jour où un mécène me propose d’intégrer sa cyber-écurie. Son objectif est de remporter la prestigieuse compétition virtuelle « Terre de défis » qui réunit les plus grands champions d’e-sport.
Réticente, j’accepte malgré tout son offre pour arracher mon petit frère des griffes d’une organisation tentaculaire.
Le sort en est jeté. Grâce à une fabuleuse technologie, je vais découvrir l’amitié et le frisson du danger aux côtés de mes coéquipiers… Mais puis-je réellement accorder ma confiance à Andreï, un garçon aussi mystérieux qu’attirant ?
A good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson
The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.
But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?
A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.
Enchantée by Gita trelease
Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians…
When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
With dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have enough to keep herself and her sister safe. Yet the longer she stays at court, the more difficult it becomes to reconcile her resentment of the nobles with the enchantments of Versailles. And when she returns to Paris, Camille meets a handsome young balloonist—who dares her to hope that love and liberty may both be possible.
But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she’s playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns.
Ricochet by Kathryn Berla
When seventeen-year-old Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site her results come back inconclusive. What’s wrong with her DNA? And what does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them?
What Tati discovers is more than she could have ever imagined possible. Parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves—shy Ana—privileged Tatyana—and on-the-run Tanya, to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.
With knowledge of their existence a deadly threat in every universe, the only chance all four have to survive is to work together to take down the scientist responsible: their father.
And you what are you reading ?
Just to finish, now i will let you know the Tv shows I’m watching.
Izombie Season 5 – 8 to 9
Black Mirror Season 5 – 2 to 3
The 100 Season 6 – 8 to 9
Big Littles Lies Season 2 – 2 to 5
Fairy Tail Season 1 – 1 to 19
Electric Dreams Season 1 – 1
I just finished Rebel Girls last night, so I’m not sure what I’m starting next. I’m going to read the first few pages of 2 or 3 books and decide soon. 🙂