Prossime Uscite ~ Aspettando Febbraio

 

Questo 2016 è partito già alla grande con tantissime novità letterarie, ma come sappiamo gennaio è solo l’inizio di un anno pieno di libri attesi da tutti noi. Febbraio si fa portatore di tante novità fantasy e sci-fi soprattutto in campo americano/inglese. Però c’è una piccola eccezione di cui vi parlerò molto nei prossimi giorni, ossia l’uscita di “La moglie del Califfo” (in originale The Wrath & The Dawn) di Renée Ahdieh per Newton Compton Editori.

Si prospetta, insomma, un mese molto interessante e io ho fatto la mia solita piccola selezione di ciò che desidero di più. Buona lettura!


“Borrowed Magic” di Shari Lambert

In arrivo il 1 febbraio
Autopubblicato

Genere: Fantasy

Lingua: Inglese
Goodreads

After a three-year siege, Lord Kern, the dark mage, is dead. Magic has left Tredare, and life is almost back to normal. 


For everyone except Maren, that is.


Before the siege, an attack by Lord Kern left Maren near death and with a sliver of magic buried deep inside her. Now, for reasons Maren doesn’t understand, that magic has been triggered, giving her the ability to “see” the truth: that her world is nothing more than a magical façade; and that the kingdom’s hero may not be a hero at all.


But this gift of sight comes at a high cost. Maren is in constant pain, and fears her own death is imminent. Plus, no one believes her suspicions that another Dark Mage has risen, and that Tredare may be in just as much danger as it was when Kern was alive. 


With the country’s future in the hands of a man who’s vowed revenge on its king, Maren must convince someone else of the truth. Unfortunately, the only person powerful enough to help is also the one man she can’t trust; the man she almost married; the man who abandoned her and disappeared for three years: Kern’s son.


As Tredare crumbles around them, Maren must persuade him to help – before the king is murdered by the very hero he reveres; and before the same magic that gives Maren the gift of sight also takes her life.

“Stars Above” di Marissa Meyer

In uscita il 2 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Feiwel & Friends

Genere: Fantasy/Fantascienza

Lingua: Inglese
Raccolta di racconti della serie The Lunar Chronicles (#0.5, #0.6, #1.5, #3.1, #3.6)
Goodreads

The enchantment continues….


The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?


With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

“Starflight” di Melissa Landers

In arrivo il 2 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Disney-Hyperion

Genere: Fantascienza

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.


When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

“Assassin’s Heart” di Sarah Ahiers

In arrivo il 2 febbraio

Casa Editrice: HarperTeen

Genere: Fantasy

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.


Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.


With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

“La moglie del Califfo” di Renée Ahdieh

In arrivo il 4 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Newton Compton Editore

Genere: Fantasy/Retelling

Lingua: Italiano
Primo libro di una serie

In originale: The Wrath and the Dawn
Goodreads

Ogni volta che il sole cala sul regno di Khalid, spietato califfo diciottenne di Khorasan, la morte fa visita a una famiglia della zona. Ogni notte, infatti, il giovane tiranno si unisce in matrimonio con una ragazza del luogo e poi la fa uccidere appena sorge il sole, dopo aver consumato le nozze. Ecco perché tutti restano sorpresi quando la sedicenne Shahrzad si offre volontaria per andare in sposa a Khalid. In realtà, ha un astuto piano per spezzare quest’angosciosa catena di terrore, restando in vita e vendicando la morte della sua migliore amica e di tante altre fanciulle sacrificate ai capricci del califfo. La sua intelligenza e forza di volontà la porteranno a superare la notte, ma pian piano anche lei cadrà in trappola: finirà per innamorarsi proprio di Khalid, scoprendolo molto diverso da come appare ai suoi sudditi. E Shahrzad scoprirà anche che la tragica sorte delle ragazze non è stata voluta dal principe. Per lei ora è fondamentale svelare la vera ragione del loro assurdo sacrificio per spezzare una volta per tutte questo ciclo di morte.

“Glass Sword” di Victoria Aveyard

In arrivo il 9 febbraio

Casa editrice: HarperTeen

Genere: Fantasy/Dystopia

Lingua: Inglese
Secondo libro della serie iniziata con “La Regina Rossa” (Red Queen)
Goodreads

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. 


The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.


Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. 


But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. 


Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

“Reign of Shadows” di Sophie Jordan

In arrivo il 9 febbraio

Casa Editrice: HarperTeen

Genere: Fantasy

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.


But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.


With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.


With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

“Blackhearts” di Nicole Castroman

In arrivo il 9 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Simon Pulse

Genere: Storico/Retelling

Lingua: Inglese
Goodreads

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.


Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.


Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England? 


From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

“The Danish Girl” di David Ebershoff

In arrivo il 10 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Giunti editore

Genere: Contemporaneo/LGBT

Lingua: Italiano

Giovani e talentuosi, Einar Wegener e sua moglie Greta vivono nella romantica Copenaghen di inizio Novecento, accomunati dalla passione per l’arte: paesaggista lui, ritrattista molto richiesta lei. Finché un giorno Greta, per completare un ritratto, chiede al marito riluttante di posare in abiti femminili. A poco a poco, l’ipnotico pennello di Greta, animata da un’improvvisa ispirazione, e il morbido contatto della stoffa sulla pelle di Einar, lo sospingono in un mondo sconosciuto, mettendo in moto un cambiamento che nessuno dei due avrebbe mai potuto sospettare. Quel giorno il giovane scopre che la sua anima è divisa in due: da una parte Einar, l’artista malinconico e innamorato di sua moglie, dall’altra Lili, una donna mossa da un prepotente bisogno di vivere. E Einar si trova di fronte a una scelta radicale: decidere quale delle due sacrificare…

“The Girl from Everywhere” di Heidi Heilig

In arrivo il 16 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Greenwillow Books

Genere: Time Travel

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.


Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…


Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever. 

“The Shadow Queen” di C.J. Redwine

In arrivo il 16 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Balzer + Bray

Genere: Fantasy/Retelling

Lingua: Inglese
Goodreads

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.


In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.


But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose. 

“Bluescreen” di Dan Wells

In arrivo il 16 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Balzer + Bray

Genere: Fantascienza

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.


Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.


Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.

“Firstlife” di Gena Showalter

In arrivo il 23 febbraio

Casa Editrice: Harlequin Teen

Genere: Fantascienza

Lingua: Inglese (trama in italiano qui)
Primo di una serie
Goodreads

ONE CHOICE.


TWO REALMS.


NO SECOND CHANCE.


Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.


There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.


In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

“The Forbidden Wish” di Jessica Khoury

In arrivo il 23 febbraio
Casa Editrice: Razorbill
Genere: Fantasy/Retelling
Lingua: Inglese
 
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world… 
 
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years – a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 
 
But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
 
As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury. 
 

“Kingdom of Ashes” di Rhiannon Thomas

In arrivo il 23 febbraio
Casa Editrice: HarperTeen
Genere: Fantasy/Retellings
Lingua: Inglese
Secondo libro della serie iniziata con “A Wicked Thing”
Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.
 
Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.
 
As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.
 
Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.
 
 
 
Spero che la nuova ‘grafica’ delle uscite vi piaccia e ora aspetto i vostri commenti per sapere quali libri aspettate questo mese. Buon Febbraio!

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