Stacking the Shelves #265

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May 23, 2020 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.

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Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz

“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez

Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira Díaz found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be.

With a story reminiscent of Tara Westover’s Educated, Roxane Gay’s Hunger, and Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, Jaquira Díaz delivers a memoir that reads as electrically as a novel.

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Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufmann

Our heroes are back… kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival.

First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces.

And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.

Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.

Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion’s most unforgettable heroes—and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.

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Catwoman – Under the moon de Lauren Myracle

Si la vie a appris une chose à Selina, c’est qu’elle est bien plus forte qu’elle ne le pensait. Pendant près de quatorze ans, elle a dû faire avec les choix amoureux de sa mère, tous plus désastreux les uns que les autres. Mais Dernell, le dernier en date, tient vraiment la palme d’or : violent, misogyne, porté sur la bouteille… Impossible pour elle de rester une seconde de plus sous le même toit que cet homme.
Selina découvre cependant que vivre dans la rue est loin d’être plus facile. Entre bonnes et mauvaises rencontres, la jeune femme devra faire des choix, car si le confort est parfois tentant, est-elle vraiment prête à tout pour l’obtenir ? Faire partie d’un groupe implique-t-il nécessairement de perdre son indépendance ? Selina Kyle trouvera peut-être comment survivre au quotidien, mais trouvera-t-elle comment devenir quelqu’un de bien ?

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La Ballade du serpent et de l’oiseau chanteur de Suzanne Collins

Dévoré d’ambition
Poussé par la compétition
Il va découvrir que la soif de pouvoir a un prix

C’est le matin de la Moisson qui doit ouvrir la dixième édition annuelle des Hunger Games. Au Capitole, Coriolanus Snow, dix-huit ans, se prépare à devenir pour la première fois mentor aux Jeux. L’avenir de la maison Snow, qui a connu des jours meilleurs, est désormais suspendu aux maigres chances de Coriolanus. Il devra faire preuve de charme, d’astuce et d’inventivité pour faire gagner sa candidate.
Mais le sort s’acharne. Honte suprême, on lui a confié le plus misérable des tributs : une fille du district Douze. Leurs destins sont désormais liés. Chaque décision peut les conduire à la réussite ou à l’échec, au triomphe ou à la ruine.
Dans l’arène, ce sera un combat à mort.
Pour assouvir son ambition, Coriolanus parviendra-t-il à réprimer l’affection grandissante qu’il ressent pour sa candidate, condamnée d’avance ?

 

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