Stacking the Shelves #287

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January 10, 2021 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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Monday was my 40th birthday and all the week I received awesome book from my friends and family.

Hardcover

The Ravens by Danielle Page & Kass Morgan

Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists, perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano

One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.

Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.

Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

The Empire of Gold by S.A Chakraborty

Daevabad has fallen.

After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people.

But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies.

Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith.

As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved . . . and take a stand for those they once hurt.

The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.

Paperback

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie

Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.

It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an ***hole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?

I expected to get thrown out on my ***. Instead, they… offered me the job?

It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s a guild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-*** bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.

So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.

Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie

Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I’m not a badass mage like my three smokin’ hot best friends. I’m not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I’m just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?

Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.

I’m pretty sure this wasn’t part of the job description.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents.

The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty

Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city’s outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike.

But alongside this new world the old stories linger. Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust.

Many wish their lives could be filled with such wonder, but not Nahri. She knows the trades she uses to get by are just tricks and sleights of hand: there’s nothing magical about them. She only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes…

Be careful what you wish for.

A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova

Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Uprooted, this stand-alone, fantasy romance about a human girl and her marriage to the Elf King is impossible to put down!

The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.

Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen.

To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she’s dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town’s only healer.

That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives… for her.

Everything Luella had thought she’d known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save.

The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another… but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted.

A Deal with the Elf King is a complete, stand-alone novel, inspired by the tales of Hades and Persephone, as well as Beauty and the Beast, with a “happily ever after” ending. It’s perfect for fantasy romance fans looking for just the right amount of steam and their next slow-burn and swoon-worthy couple.

Poche VF

L’ombre du pouvoir de Fabien Cerrutti

Le chevalier assassin, Pierre Cordwain de Kosigan, dirige une compagnie de mercenaires d’élite triés sur le volet. Surnommé le « Bâtard », exilé d’une puissante lignée bourguignonne et pourchassé par les siens, il met ses hommes, ses pouvoirs et son art de la manipulation au service des plus grandes maisons d’Europe.

En ce mois de novembre 1339, sa présence en Champagne, dernier fief des princesses elfiques d’Aëlenwil, en inquiète plus d’un. De tournois officiels en actions diplomatiques, de la boue des bas fonds jusqu’au lit des princesses, chacun de ses actes semble servir un but précis.

À l’évidence, un plan de grande envergure se dissimule derrière ces manigances. Mais bien malin qui pourra déterminer lequel…

Dans la lignée des meilleurs romans de fantasy historique comme Le Lion de Macédoine de David Gemmell, Le Bâtard de Kosigan mélange avec brio la fantasy anglo-saxonne et l’histoire de France.

Fabien Cerutti nous conte, dans ce roman qui se lit avec beaucoup de plaisir, une aventure pleine d’humour, de panache et de surprises…

Le fou prend le roi de Fabien Cerrutti

Combats de masse et subtiles investigations, poursuites à en perdre le souffle et réparties habiles, négociations serrées et manipulations ; on y retrouve le panache habituel de la lignée des Kosigan dans un univers qui ne cesse de gagner en richesse et en cohérence. De toute évidence, les secrets et les héros délicieusement irrévérents de cette série n’ont pas fini de nous surprendre !

Une enquête surprenante et extrêmement dangereuse, mêlant trahisons et forces obscures, dans laquelle l’ascendance surnaturelle du Bâtard, habituellement son plus grand atout, pourrait bien se muer en talon d’Achille.

Le marteau des Sorcières de Fabien Cerrutti

  1. Sur les traces de son passé, le Bâtard de Kosigan et sa compagnie s’enfoncent dans les profondeurs de l’Empire germanique. L’Inquisition y est menaçante, avec à sa tête le redouté cardinal de Las Casas surnommé «le Marteau des sorcières». Le Bâtard de Kosigan va devoir jouer sur plusieurs tableaux, entre complots politiques et chasse aux sorcières, s’il veut découvrir l’origine de ses capacités surnaturelles.
    À quelques siècles d’intervalle, Kergaël de Kosigan tente d’élucider les interrogations soulevées par les écrits de son ancêtre. Mais remuer les secrets de l’Histoire se révèle périlleux et la vérité a toujours un prix.

    Fabien Cerutti poursuit, avec Le Marteau des sorcières, les aventures du Bâtard de Kosigan et confirme qu’il peut égaler les meilleurs auteurs de fantasy historique tels Jean-Philippe Jaworski ou Mary Gentle.

Ebook

The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie

Clio might be a nymph living in exile among humans. And she might possess the rare ability to mimic any magic she sees. And she might have just seriously ticked off the most powerful family of spell weavers in the Underworld.

But she is not in love with an incubus.

Lyre is the rebellious black sheep of said weaver family, and he’s the only reason she survived her recent Underworld “vacation.” He’s also the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. Together, they have to track down a catastrophically dangerous magic—a magic he created, she sort of stole, and they both lost—before his family gets their hands on it. And that means fighting alongside him in a desperate attempt to avert complete disaster.

But she is definitely not in love with him. At least, she’s pretty sure she’s not.

Mostly sure. Maybe sure? …Crap.

The Blood Curse by Annette Marie

When Clio conned her way into the Underworld to steal magic from the notorious spell weavers of Chrysalis, she thought she was helping protect her homeland.

Instead, she exposed Lyre’s most calamitous spell, and now her half-brother Bastian plans to wield it against the powerful Ra family. Clio and Lyre have to stop him before he can unleash it, but Bastian isn’t their only adversary.

Chrysalis wants the shadow weave—and they want Lyre dead. And this time, they aren’t trusting mercenaries to get the job done. Lyre’s father is coming for him, and no magic can defeat the most lethal weaver in the three realms.

From the scorching deserts of Ra to the darkest corner of the Underworld, Clio and Lyre must chase the shadow weave as both the hunters and the hunted. To make it out alive, they’ll need magic more devious and dangerous than either of them alone possesses, and if they fail, the realms will pay the price.

Bandes Dessinées

Sillage Premières Armes T1 de Morvan – Buchet – Chan

Après avoir perdu sa planète, Nävis a été embarquée sur SILLAGE, le grand convoi extraterrestre où elle est le seul être humain parmi d’innombrables peuples d’origines et de croyances multiples. Epaulées par ses amis Bobo, Snivel et Mackel-Loos, elle s’est adaptée à son nouvel environnement et a réussi toutes les épreuves pour devenir agent spécial. Malgré son tempérament frondeur, la Constituante l’estime prête à fourbir ses premières armes.

Rib’Wund a bien prévenu Nävis : cette première opération en compagnie des autres agents fraîchement promus ne sera qu’une simple mission d’observation. Il faudra s’assurer qu’aucune fraude ne viendra perturber le référendum qui décidera si la planète observée rejoindra Sillage ou gardera son indépendance. Une première mission qui serait simple si un pervers polymorphe n’avait décidé de confisquer ces éléctions. Nävis devra l’affronter seule, constatant qu’elle n’a décidément pas l’esprit d’équipe.

La Naissance des Dieux de Luc Ferry

Au commencement, il n’y avait que Chaos. Issus du néant primordial, Gaïa, la terre, et Ouranos, le ciel, donnèrent naissance aux premiers êtres de la création. Des monstres d’une violence sans borne qui se soulevèrent contre leurs parents poussés par leur cadet, le plus dangereux des titans : Cronos. C’est pour éviter sa fureur que son fils Zeus fut élevé en secret de ce père capable de dévorer ses propres enfants. C’est pour établir la paix et l’harmonie dans l’univers qu’il se mit en guerre contre lui et permit le règne des Olympiens… Comment Zeus et les autres dieux de l’Olympe sont-ils nés et ont-ils pris le contrôle du monde ? C’est ce que ce nouvel album de la collection « La Sagesse des mythes » raconte en revenant aux origines de la création selon la mythologie grecque.

Comics VF

Justice League Dark T2

L’équilibre de la magie a été brisée en même temps que le Mur Source il y a de cela quelques mois. La nouvelle Ligue des Ténèbres dirigée par Wonder Woman tente tant bien que mal de protéger les derniers sorciers et royaumes magiques de menaces inédites. Mais le Docteur Fate, submergé par l’esprit ancien du mage Nabu, a une autre idée en tête : l’instauration d’un nouvel Ordre qui passera par l’éradication totale des derniers vestiges de l’ancienne ère magique !

Birds of Prey T2

Depuis la Tour de l’Horloge, les Birds of Prey veillent, à l’affût de la moindre menace pesant sur Gotham City. Récemment aidées de la vigilante Huntress, Batgirl et Black Canary n’en restent pas moins méfiantes vis-à-vis de celui qui a repris le nom d’Oracle…

Wonder Woman : Guerre et Amour T1

Envoyé en mission secrète dans le pays de Durovnie pour le compte de l’armée américaine, Steve Trevor se retrouve bien vite en mauvaise posture et y est fait prisonnier. Venue en renfort afin de le libérer, Wonder Woman ne se doute pas que cette incursion dans un pays étranger va la voir à nouveau réunie avec son demi-frère Arès, mystérieusement transformé. Ce dernier choque d’ailleurs Diana par sa proposition : l’ancien dieu de la guerre désire à présent aider la justicière dans son combat contre toute forme de tyrannie. Mais peut-on vraiment faire confiance au père de toutes les guerres ?

Selina Kyle : Catwoman T2

Établie à Villa Hermosa pour changer d’air et laisser son passé loin derrière elle, Selina Kyle a à peine eu le temps de panser ses plaies qu’elle doit faire face à l’un des pires criminels de la pègre : le Pingouin. Chassé de Gotham par Batman, Oswald Cobblepot a choisi de se rabattre sur la ville natale de Catwoman. Mais celle-ci ne l’entend pas de cette oreille, et une guerre des territoires semble être de mise. L’enjeu sera simple : le contrôle de la ville !

Batman Metal

Et si Azrael avait refusé de rendre la cape du Chevalier Noir à Bruce Wayne ? Et si, après la mort de son mari, Lois Lane avait hérité de Superman ses pouvoirs pour faire régner la justice à sa place ? Et si les Black Lanterns avaient consommé la quasi-totalité de l’Univers lors de la Crise Blackest Night ? Et si, les plus grands événements de DC avaient eu une tournure différente dans un autre monde ? Bienvenue dans les univers dystopiques du Batman qui Rit.

One thought on “Stacking the Shelves #287

  1. I get to pick up The Ravens from the library tomorrow – so excited. One of my favorite Booktubers loved Deal with the Elf King and I do adore the cover. Looks like you have some good reading ahead of you.

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