Prossime Uscite ~ Aspettando Gennaio

Ciao ragazzi!

Gli ultimi mesi sono stati assolutamente frenetici e non oso immaginare come saranno i prossimi. Infatti, come ho scritto qua e là negli account social del blog, sto preparando il trasloco nella casa nuova (manca ancora un po’ ma tra ristrutturazione e altro, non faccio altro che pensarci), inoltre studio, affronto qualche problema di salute (tranquilli, ora sto abbastanza bene!) e seguo una montagna di serie tv. Insomma per mesi non sono riuscita a mettermi seduta davanti al pc abbastanza a lungo per scrivere un intero post e non so neanche quando riuscirò a farlo con assiduità di nuovo. Però, avevo promesso questo riepilogo delle prossime uscite e soprattutto voglio tornare a recensire i libri che leggo/ho letto.

Gennaio è un nuovo inizio e ci sono tantissime uscite che ci accompagnano in questo primo mese del 2016. Con un po’ di ritardo vi presento la mia piccola selezione di romanzi inglesi e italiani che hanno catturato la mia attenzione. Aspettatevi un anno strepitoso, ma intanto concentriamoci su questi primi trenta giorni!

5 GENNAIO

Passenger di Alexandra Bracken

Casa editrice: Disney Hyperion

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Fantasy Time Travel

“passage, n.

i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.

ii. A journey by water; a voyage.

iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home … forever.”

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Truthwitch di Susan Dennard

Casa editrice: Tor Teen

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Fantasy Magic

“On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.”

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The Impostor Queen di Sarah Fine

Casa editrice: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA High Fantasy Magic

“Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.”

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Cruel Crown di Victoria Aveyard

(Red Queen #0.1-0.2)

Casa editrice: Harper Teen

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Fantasy Dystopia

“Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen.

Also includes an exclusive excerpt of the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series! Glass Sword transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl’s resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.

Queen Song

Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

Steel Scars

Diana Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow. ”

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12 GENNAIO
 
L’Usignolo di Kristin Hannah

Casa editrice: Mondadori

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: Historical Fiction, World War II “Nel tranquillo paesino di Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac saluta il marito Antoine che si sta dirigendo al fronte. Non credeva che i nazisti avrebbero attaccato la Francia, ma di punto in bianco si ritrova circondata da soldati tedeschi, carri armati, aerei che scaricano bombe su innocenti. Ora che il Paese è stato invaso, Vianne è obbligata a ospitare il nemico in casa sua: da quel momento ogni suo movimento è tenuto d’occhio, lei e sua figlia sono in costante pericolo. Senza più cibo né denaro, in una situazione di crescente paura, si troverà costretta a prendere, una dopo l’altra, decisioni difficilissime. Isabelle, la sorella di Vianne, è una diciottenne ribelle in cerca di un obiettivo su cui lanciarsi con tutta l’incoscienza della giovinezza. Mentre lascia Parigi insieme a migliaia di persone, incontra il misterioso Gaëtan, un partigiano convinto che i francesi possano e debbano combattere i nazisti. Rapita dalle idee e dal fascino del ragazzo, Isabelle si unirà alla Resistenza senza mai guardarsi indietro, non considerando i rischi gravissimi a cui andrà incontro. Con coraggio e grazia, sorretta da una documentazione accuratissima, Kristin Hannah si addentra nell’universo epico della Seconda guerra mondiale per illuminare una parte della Storia raramente affrontata: la guerra delle donne. L’Usignolo racconta di due sorelle distanti per età, esperienze e ideali, ognuna alle prese con la propria battaglia per la sopravvivenza ma entrambe alla ricerca fiduciosa dell’amore e della libertà. Una storia toccante, dolorosa e coinvolgente che celebra la resilienza dell’animo umano e la straordinaria forza delle donne.”

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And Again di Jessica Chiarella

Casa editrice: Touchstone

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: Science Fiction

“In the spirit of Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, this exciting literary debut novel imagines the consequences when four ordinary individuals are granted a chance to continue their lives in genetically perfect versions of their former bodies.

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda—four terminally ill patients—have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves—without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared, their fingerprints are different, their vision is impeccable, and most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

But the fresh start they’ve been given is anything but perfect. Without their old bodies, their new physical identities have been lost. Hannah, an artistic prodigy, has to relearn how to hold a brush; David, a Congressman, grapples with his old habits; Connie, an actress whose stunning looks are restored after a protracted illness, tries to navigate an industry obsessed with physical beauty; and Linda, who spent eight years paralyzed after a car accident, now struggles to reconnect with a family that seems to have built a new life without her. As each tries to re-enter their previous lives and relationships they are faced with the question: how much of your identity rests not just in your mind, but in your heart, your body?”

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13 GENNAIO



Hyperversum Next di Cecilia Randall

Casa editrice: Giunti

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: YA Science Fiction

“Phoenix, Arizona, futuro prossimo.

Alexandra Freeland, furiosa perché l’ennesimo brutto voto in fisica la costringe sui libri, rinunciando al primo agognato appuntamento con Brad, si aggira come un animale in gabbia nella biblioteca del padre Daniel, fino a che un antico volume miniato non attrae la sua attenzione. Non l’ha mai visto, come fosse un segreto attentamente custodito. All’interno, un enigmatico biglietto firmato da Ian, il migliore amico di Daniel, e una password.

Alex accende il vecchio computer del padre, che non gli ha mai visto usare, e scopre un’antiquata versione di un videogioco di culto: Hyperversum, celebre per la veridicità con cui sa ricreare l’ambientazione medievale.

La tentazione è forte. Alex si crea un avatar e avvia la sessione di gioco.

Clois, Francia nord-occidentale, XIII secolo: Alex si aggira nel cuore di un animato villaggio, ammirando stupita la ricostruzione in dettaglio di botteghe, vicoli e personaggi, ma presto il gioco si trasforma in un incubo.

Il medioevo 3D ricreato da Hyperversum si fa vero e tangibile e Alex non sa come tornare nel proprio tempo.
Testimone involontaria di un delitto, scoprirà di essere lei stessa in pericolo di vita, giovane donna che deve imparare a muoversi in mezzo a intrighi e scontri all’arma bianca, ma anche a gestire il proprio rapporto con Marc, figlio inquieto e affascinante del Falco del Re.”

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14 GENNAIO



Invisibile di Andrea Cremer e David Leviathan

Casa editrice: Newton Compton

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: YA Paranormal

“Stephen è abituato a non essere notato. È nato così. Invisibile. A causa di una maledizione. Elizabeth ha desiderato spesso di essere invisibile. Se la gente non ti vede, nessuno può ferirti. Quando i due si incontrano però, qualcosa cambia per sempre nelle loro vite. Stephen si accorge con stupore che Elizabeth riesce a vederlo, ed Elizabeth si rende conto che desidera essere vista da Stephen, che non ha paura di mostrarsi a lui. Cosa sta succedendo? Da dove ha origine la maledizione che pesa sulla famiglia di Stephen? All’improvviso i ragazzi si ritrovano catapultati in un mondo segreto popolato da maghi e stregoni, di fronte a una scelta difficile, che mette in gioco il loro amore e le loro vite. ”

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19 GENNAIO

Il Mare Infinito di Rick Yancey

(The 5th Wave #2)

Casa editrice: Mondadori

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: YA Science Fiction, Dystopia

“Come si fa a cancellare dalla faccia della terra sette miliardi di persone? Cancellando dagli esseri umani la loro umanità. Sopravvivere alle prime quattro onde è stato quasi impossibile. Ma Cassie Sullivan è ancora viva. Il mondo che lei conosceva non c’è più, è stato distrutto tutto, anche ciò che ci teneva uniti, ci rendeva umani. La quinta onda continua la sua avanzata e Cassie, Ben e Ringer non sanno più dove scappare. Come difendersi dal piano degli Altri che sono venuti sulla terra con un unico scopo: estinguere la specie umana.”


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Sword and Verse di Kathy MacMillan

Casa editrice: HarperTeen

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA High Fantasy

“Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees. ”

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Burn di Elissa Sussman

(Four Sister #)

Casa editrice: Greenwillow Books

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Fantasy

“After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked Queen, Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets, mistakes she’s spent years trying to forget, and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away.

With fellow rebels on her side—including Princess Aislynn, Thackery, and the handsome and mysterious Matthias—it is time for Elanor to make a decision. Will she protect her secrets? Or risk everything to save the people she loves?

The thrilling companion to Elissa Sussman’s masterful and original fairy tale, Stray, that will appeal to readers of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and fans of Wicked, Into the Woods, and the Disney princess movies.”

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The Isle di Jordana Frankel

(The Ward #2)

Casa editrice: Katherine Tegen Books

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Dystopia Science Fiction

“The heart-racing and thrilling sequel to The Ward about a teenage female drag racer who will do anything to save her sister—and a flooded futuristic Manhattan.

Drought season is coming….

The Ward is in trouble—its streets filled with seawater after a devastating flood and its impoverished inhabitants suffering from a deadly disease called the Blight.

Ren, with the help of her scientist friend, Callum, and her racing buddy, Derek, has discovered a cure—miraculous spring water—administering it to her sick sister, Aven. But when Aven is kidnapped by Governor Voss, the malevolent dictator of the United Metro Isles (UMI), Ren must go on a dangerous mission to save her sister, again.

The mysterious healing water is the only source of freshwater throughout the entire UMI—water that Ren had been tasked by the government to discover. Although she refuses to give up the water’s location, Governor Voss has his own selfish reasons for wanting it. And he will do anything to satisfy his thirst for unquenchable power.

But Ren and Aven have more enemies than the governor. An ancient order, the Tètai, has been guarding the magical water for hundreds of years. And they will kill to protect it. With the Ward in desperate need of freshwater and wracked by disease—and deadly enemies at every turn—the sisters face a dangerous journey, marred by mysterious secrets and horrifying truths, to save their friends and neighbors, and a city.”

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The Capture di Tom Isbell

(The Prey #2)

Casa editrice: HarperTeen

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Dystopia Science Fiction

“This second book in the Prey trilogy is a harrowing story of survival as Book and Hope travel back to the eerie Camp Liberty, where Book was once raised to be hunted for sport, to save those left behind. With new twists, new turns, and a new love triangle, The Capture is a gripping adventure for fans of The Maze Runner.

Every night it was the same: dreaming of those Less Thans shackled in the bunker beneath the tennis court. I couldn’t let it go. As bad as the memory was, my dreams only made it worse….

It was why we had to get back to Camp Liberty. Why we had to free those Less Thans.

Book, Hope, and Cat cannot live with themselves—they cannot settle into a new free life knowing the rest of their fellow Less Thans and Sisters are still imprisoned. Now the teens must retrace their steps to save the others, destroy the compound, and thwart the evil plans of the Republic.

With new enemies lurking—deranged Crazies and ominous Skull People among them—the group must put their fate in the hands of unexpected allies, including the woman with the long black hair and Miranda, the daughter of the Skull People’s Chief Justice, who is drawn to Book. Both may come to their aid, but at what cost? As the teens race toward Camp Liberty, they must ask themselves what they’re willing to do to free their friends, for the path back is filled with even more danger as motives are questioned and relationships tested.”

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26 GENNAIO

 


The Love That Split The World di Emily Henry

Casa editrice: Razorbill

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Science Fiction Time Travel

“Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.”

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Night Study di Maria V. Snyder

(Soulfinders #2)

Casa editrice: MIRA Ink

Lingua: Inglese

Genere: YA Fantasy Magic

“Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realize it’s far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.”

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Everneath. Il mio amore è il tuo inferno di Brodi Ashton

Casa editrice: De Agostini

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: YA Fantasy Romance

“A volte l’Inferno è più vicino di quanto immagini.

Per molte, moltissime settimane Nikki Bennett è scomparsa, svanita nel nulla. Senza nemmeno una parola o una spiegazione. Perché una spiegazione razionale per quello che le è successo non c’è. Nikki è stata risucchiata all’Inferno, imprigionata in un mondo disperato e privata di tutte le emozioni. Adesso, però, le è stata data una possibilità: quella di tornare a casa per sei mesi, sei mesi soltanto. Nikki è decisa a riprendersi la propria vita. Vuole trascorrere ogni singolo minuto con la famiglia e con Jack, il ragazzo che ama più di se stessa. Ma c’è un problema: Cole, l’Eterno dal fascino oscuro che l’ha seguita dall’Oltretomba e che è pronto a tutto pur di riaverla. Nikki sa di avere pochissimo tempo per cambiare il proprio destino. Prima che l’Inferno la reclami… questa volta per sempre. L’indimenticabile storia di un amore maledetto e immortale. Il mito classico di Persefone torna a vivere nelle pagine del primo capitolo di una nuova, bellissima serie dalla suggestiva cornice paranormale. ”

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28 GENNAIO



Vento di Viola Desiati

Lingua: Italiano

Genere: Fantasy, Magic

“Il Regno di Lanica è una terra amata dagli Spiriti. Nonostante la loro presenza sia scomparsa da tempi immemori, non è sparita la loro magia, che con il passare dei secoli ha impregnato la natura e gli uomini. I loro figli prediletti vengono chiamati dalla gente maghi, persone dotate di grandi poteri alle dirette dipendenze dei regni e del concilio. Essere un mago è fonte di orgoglio, proteggere il buon nome della propria gilda è la priorità di ognuno di loro. Lo sa bene Rinmose, novizia dei Maghi del Vento, che da anni considera la sua gilda una casa e una famiglia e insieme ai suoi amici è la prima a difenderla davanti alle altre. Tutto quello in cui crede viene messo in dubbio durante un lavoro per conto della sua Signora, Elania. Tehor Car’Leindros, Mago della Terra, acclamato come il più giovane sterminatore di Lanica, la costringerà a rivalutare non solo la sua forza, ma anche tutto quello che le hanno insegnato alla Gilda del Vento. L’odio che Tehor prova per i Maghi del Vento ha radici profonde, nato da una ferita che non sarà mai sanata, ma avrà proprio bisogno di uno di quei maghi dagli occhi azzurri per portare avanti i suoi piani. E mentre un antico male ritorna per riprendere in mano una sfida lanciata millenni prima, nascerà la più improbabile delle alleanze, in grado di far tremare il Cielo e la Terra.”

 

E voi? Che ne pensate della mia lista e quali libri state aspettando?

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