It’s monday, what are you reading? #293

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December 7, 2020 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.

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Harley & Ivy de Jody Houser


Il y a peu, Harley Quinn a bien cru qu’elle avait perdu Poison Ivy pour toujours… À nouveau réunies, elles ont maintenant la ferme intention de profiter de la vie. Imaginez donc la réaction de la reine de Coney Island quand sa meilleure amie devient la cible d’une nouvelle menace ! Ou plutôt… sa réaction quand elle réalise qu’Ivy a bien changé, et qu’elle fait plus que flirter avec le côté obscur ! Harley se laissera-t-elle séduire par cette nouvelle facette, ou saura-t-elle tenir tête à son alliée de toujours ?

Wonder Woman déesse de la guerre T3 de Meredith Finch

Wonder Woman doit faire face au terrible fléau qui s’est abattu sur les Olympiens : une maladie qui pourrait bien tous les éliminer, à commencer par l’enfant Zeke, la réincarnation de Zeus. Pour le sauver, Diana se lance dans une quête périlleuse où elle retrouvera d’anciens alliés, mais également de vieux ennemis… Wonder Woman, déesse de la guerre, ou les nouvelles aventures de la plus célèbre super-héroïne de la pop culture.

How the king of Elfhame learned to hate stories by Holly Black

An illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.

An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame.

Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone . #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

Trois mages et une Margarita de Annette Marie

Quand le bar où elle a postulé se trouve être une guilde remplie de mages arrogants, Tori comprend que sa vie a pris un tournant inattendu.

Fauchée, presque à la rue et depuis peu sans emploi : voilà les raisons pour lesquelles j’ai répondu à une annonce pour un job de serveuse dans un bar minable.

Ça a commencé à partir en cacahuète quand on m’a demandé de faire un essai ce soir-là, plutôt qu’un entretien. Un test grandeur nature, histoire de voir si j’allais bien m’entendre avec leur clientèle « spéciale ».

Une réussite, vraiment.
Leurs clients étaient de gros cons, et je ne me suis pas laissé faire. C’est bien la définition de « s’intégrer », non ?

Je m’attendais à ce qu’on me montre la porte. Mais au lieu de ça… j’ai décroché le poste ?
Ce n’est qu’après que j’ai réalisé que cet endroit n’était pas un bar. C’est une guilde. Et les trois types arrogants que j’ai arrosés de margarita pendant mon essai ? Ce. Sont. Des. Mages !

Soit je suis exactement le genre de serveuse à la langue acérée dont cette guilde a besoin, soit il y a une bonne raison si personne d’autre ne veut travailler là. Et qu’est-ce que fait une fille fauchée dans une telle situation ?
Elle accepte le boulot, bien sûr. Et avec une augmentation, s’il vous plaît !

Note : les trois mages sont assurément sexy mais cette série n’est pas un Reverse Harem. C’est un concentré d’humour et de sarcasme dans un univers d’Urban Fantasy au rythme détonant. Et si Tori n’a aucun problème à se mettre dans la m***** à chaque fois, il s’agit d’une nouvelle aventure à chaque tome : pas de fin ouverte, pas de frustration, que du plaisir ! 

Vampire Knight Memories T5 de Matsuri Hino

Immortal tales of the past and present from the world of Vampire Knight.

Vampire Knight returns with stories that delve into Yuki and Zero’s time as a couple in the past and explore the relationship between Yuki’s children and Kaname in the present.

Magus of the Library T2 de Mitsu Izumi

Ambition Tested

Theo has set out from his hometown on a journey to the great city of Aftzaak with three goals: to see the city he’s longed for his whole life, to take the test to become a Kafna, and to return the book lent to him by Sedona seven years earlier–the book that changed his life. The journey is difficult and the road long, but the world is filled with things for a young scholar like Theo to learn. Yet no matter how prepared he feels, the test that awaits Theo in Aftzaak is unlike anything he’s faced before…

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Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie

When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.

It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender–but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?

Then my favorite guild members–three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages–asked for my help. Did they want access to my encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails? Oh no. They wanted to wrap me up in a pretty ribbon and plunk me in the crosshairs of a murderous rogue to lure him out of hiding.

So that’s what we did. And that’s why I’m here. About to be kidnapped. Oh, and our grand plan for safely capturing said murderous rogue? Yeah, that completely fell apart about two minutes ago.

Why did I agree to this again?

On Deck

The Jade bones by Laini Forbes

Cast into the underworld after an act of shattering betrayal, Mayana and Ahkin must overcome unimaginable odds if they are to return home and reclaim the throne of the Chicome. A river of blood and demons disguised as children are only two of the challenges standing in their way. Fortunately, they are not unequipped. Mayana’s royal blood controls the power of water, and Prince Ahkin wields the power of the sun itself. Ometeotl, the Mother goddess, provides them with other gifts—and an ominous warning that one of them may not survive. But can the goddess be trusted?

Back in the lands above, Mayana’s best friend, Yemania, has survived the empress selection ritual—but her next challenge may be more than she can bear. The new empress of the Chicome Empire demands she become High Healer. Yemania has no interest in serving in the palace; she wants to use her healing ability to help the common people. More than that, her heart is no longer her own. She has met an enchanting stranger—Ochix, one of the feared Miquitz people who are ancient enemies of the Chicome.

As Mayana and Ahkin move ever closer to confronting the lords of the dead, Yemania and Ochix must hide their forbidden romance or face the wrath of both their empires. Meanwhile, the new empress has made a dangerous alliance that might destroy everything they hold dear.

Four young people risk their lives to save the world from a looming apocalypse in this captivating sequel to The Seventh Sun. Based on ancient Mesoamerican legends and mythology, The Jade Bones is a compelling and romantic adventure that builds to a heart-stopping climax.

Namesake by Adrienne Young

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology.

Les sorcières de Pendle de Stacey Halls

Lancashire, Pendle, 1612.

A 17 ans, Fleetwood Shuttleworth est mariée et enceinte pour la quatrième fois. Mais après trois fausses couches, la maîtresse du domaine de Gawthorpe Hall n’a toujours pas donné d’héritier à son mari. Lorsqu’elle croise le chemin d’Alice Gray, une jeune sage-femme qui connaît parfaitement les plantes médicinales, Fleetwood voit en elle un dernier espoir.

Mais quand s’ouvre un immense procès pour sorcellerie à Pendle, tous les regards se tournent vers Alice, accusée comme tant d’autres femmes érudites, solitaires ou gênantes. Alors que le ventre de Fleetwood continue de s’arrondir, la jeune fille n’a plus qu’une obsession : innocenter Alice. Le temps presse et trois vies sont en jeu.

This is my America by Kim Johnson

Dear Martin meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting YA novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time—her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?

Fans of Nic Stone and Jason Reynolds won’t want to miss this provocative and gripping debut.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra — who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents — including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more — Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

And you what are you reading ?

Just to finish, now i will let you know the Tv shows I’m watching.
Pandora Season 2 – 

The Mandalorian Season 2 – 

His dark materials Season 1 – 2 to 3 

Grey’s anatomy Season 17 – 

Warrior Season 1 – 9 to 10

Warrior Season 2 – 1 to 4

So which series do you watch ?

2 thoughts on “It’s monday, what are you reading? #293

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Enjoy your reading!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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