Buon mercoledì, Petrichors!
Oggi è l’ultimo giorno del mese di Maggio e quindi è il momento di sbirciare tra gli arrivi in libreria per il mese prossimo. Giugno si preannuncia ricco di interessanti uscite sia italiane che straniere. Tantissimi sono i sequel delle serie più amate ma sono anche riuscita a trovare qualche primo volume e standalone. Sono molto curiosa di leggere la Schwab e ne approfitterò visto la sua uscita in lingua italiana, ma ci sono un bel po’ di fantasy e sci-fi inglesi che sono finiti nella mia TBR immediatamente. *guarda adorante la copertina di Dividing Eden*
Ok, basta perder tempo, buona lettura!
“The Space Between the Stars” di Anne Corlett
Genere: Sci-fi, Dystopia.
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In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit…Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be…
“Absence: Il gioco dei quattro” di Chiara Panzuti
Genere: YA Mistery
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La sua vita si trasforma in un incubo quando, all’improvviso, si rende conto di essere diventata invisibile. Nessuno riesce più a vederla, né si ricorda di lei. Non c’è spiegazione a quello che le è accaduto, solo totale smarrimento.
Eppure Faith non è invisibile a tutti. Un uomo vestito di nero detta le regole di un gioco insidioso, dove l’unico indizio che conta è nascosto all’interno di un biglietto: 0°13’07’’S 78° 30’35’’W, le coordinate per tornare a vedere.
Insieme a Jared, Scott e Christabel – come lei scomparsi dal mondo – la ragazza verrà coinvolta in un viaggio alla ricerca della propria identità, dove altri partecipanti faranno le loro mosse per sbarrarle la strada. Una corsa contro il tempo che da Londra passerà per San Francisco de Quito, in Ecuador, per poi toccare la punta più estrema del Cile, e ancora oltre, verso i confini del mondo.
“Wolf. Il Giorno della Vendetta” (#2) di Ryan Graudin
Genere: YA Historical Fantasy
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È il 1956 e il mondo è in fermento: dopo decenni di dominio assoluto, Hitler è stato assassinato e la Resistenza è pronta a prendere le armi. A innescare la scintilla è stata Yael, la ragazza dagli straordinari poteri mutaforma, miracolosamente sopravvissuta al campo di concentramento. È solo grazie al suo coraggio se il Nuovo Ordine ha le ore contate. O almeno così tutti credono. Ma la verità è molto più complicata di come appare, e le conseguenze di quanto è accaduto sono devastanti. Ora Yael è in fuga in territorio nemico. Non è sola, però. Insieme a lei ci sono Luka e Felix, i due ragazzi che ha dovuto tradire per portare a termine la sua missione e che adesso vuole proteggere a ogni costo. Ed è nel bel mezzo del caos che il passato e il futuro di Yael si scontrano, obbligandola a fare i conti con i propri sentimenti. Odio e amore, vendetta e perdono. Scegliere non è facile, soprattutto quando sul piatto della bilancia ci sono da un lato il destino del mondo intero e dall’altro la vita di chi ama. Quale sarà la scelta di Yael? Vita o morte?
L’adrenalinica conclusione dell’appassionante saga di Ryan Graudin, iniziata con Wolf. La ragazza che sfidò il destino. Un romanzo straordinario dal finale travolgente, in cui l’arma più letale non è quella capace di uccidere, ma quella in grado di condizionare interi popoli.
“Dividing Eden” di Joelle Charbonneau
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing trilogy comes a sweeping new fantasy series, perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J. Maas.
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
“The Evaporation of Sofi Snow” by Mary Weber
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth’s charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
“Song of the Current” di Sarah Tolcser
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.
Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.
“The Broken Ones” (#0.6) di Danielle L. Jensen
A prequel to the USA Today bestseller and Goodreads Choice finalist Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy).
Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader. His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves.
After accidentally ruining her sister’s chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d’Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she’s in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit.
Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.
Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all.
“The Sandcastle Empire” di Kayla Olson
When all hope is gone, how do you survive?
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.
Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.
This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.
“Our Dark Duet” (#2) di Victoria Schwab
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.
“Thief’s Cunning” (#2) di Sarah Ahiers
The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.
Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.
But lately Allegra’s getting fed up with everything being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. When she finally learns the truth about her family, though—that she’s a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of. But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.
In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide if she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past—whether Saldana or Da Via—or if the future is hers for the taking.
“Want” di Cindy Pon
From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.
Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.
With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary.
Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?
“Obsidian and Stars” (#2) di Julie Eshbaugh
In the sequel to Ivory and Bone—the prehistoric fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.
After surviving the chaotic battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry his youngest sister Lees to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.
Refusing to marry anyone other than her beloved, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya runs away to a secret island with Lees. And though it seems like the safest place to hide until things back home blow over, Mya soon realizes she’s been followed. Lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.
With the lives of her loved ones on the line, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.
“Roar” di Cora Carmack
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.
Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.
To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.
Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.
Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.
“Questo Canto Selvaggio” di Victoria Schwab
“Winter” (#4) di Marissa Meyer
La giovane principessa Winter è molto amata dal suo popolo per la sua grazia e la sua gentilezza. E, nonostante le cicatrici che ne deturpano il volto, è considerata uno splendore dai Lunari, anche più della regina Levana, la sua matrigna. Winter, poi, disprezza la sovrana con tutta se stessa, anche perché sa che la donna non approverà mai i suoi sentimenti per il bel Jacin, amico d’infanzia nonché guardia del palazzo. Ma Winter non è la fragile creatura che Levana pensa che sia. Infatti, la ragazza ha l’occasione di privarla del suo potere. E ora, grazie all’aiuto della cyborg Cinder e delle sue alleate, le viene offerta la possibilità concreta di dare inizio a una rivoluzione che rovesci la sovrana e ponga fine così alla guerra che infuria ormai da tanti, troppi anni. Riusciranno Cinder, Scarlet, Cress e Winter a sconfiggere Levana e a trovare ognuna il proprio lieto fine? In questo ultimo volume delle “Cronache lunari”, Marissa Meyer costruisce un finale mozzafiato che di certo non deluderà i tanti fan della serie.
“Legion. L’esercito di Talon” (#4) di Julie Kagawa
Ember Hill, come tutti gli altri draghi, ha imparato a trasformarsi in un essere umano e poi a riprendere le proprie sembianze, ma nessuno, mai, l’ha preparata ad affrontare l’amore. Garrett, l’ex cavaliere dell’Ordine di San Giorgio, è il primo che le ha fatto battere forte il cuore, ma anche Riley, capo carismatico dei draghi ribelli, ha suscitato in lei sensazioni che ancora non sa come definire. A poco a poco, tutto ciò in cui Ember credeva ha iniziato a sgretolarsi davanti ai suoi occhi, costringendola a rimettere in discussione ogni cosa: gli umani, i ribelli, se stessa, la sua capacità di giudizio, i suoi sentimenti.
Al momento, quindi, può soltanto unirsi alla causa di Riley per combattere contro l’antico nemico, l’Ordine di San Giorgio, e soprattutto contro Dante, suo fratello gemello, futuro erede dell’impero di Talon. Perché lui è a capo di una legione di nuovi draghi creata in laboratorio. E se il genere umano non accetterà di piegarsi per sempre al suo volere, ha intenzione di far sprofondare il mondo in un periodo di morte e distruzione.
“Midnight Jewel” (#2) di Richelle Mead
Genere: YA Fantasy
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In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.
“Generation One” di Pittacus Lore
In uscita il 27 GIUGNO
Genere: YA Sci-fi
The first book in a pulse-pounding new series that’s set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series. The war may be over—but for the next generation, the battle has just begun!
It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.
To help these incredible and potentially dangerous individuals—and put the world at ease—the Garde have created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But not everyone thinks that’s the best use of their talents. And the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined.
Perfect for fans of Marvel’s X-Men and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, this epic new series follows a diverse cast of teens as they struggle to hone their abilities and decide what, if anything, they should do with them. As a spin-off of the bestselling I Am Number Four series, those familiar with the original books and newcomers alike will devour this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi adventure.
“Reign of Serpents”(#3) di Eleanor Herman
Genere: YA Historical Fantasy
Terzo libro della serie iniziata con Legacy of Kings
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New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy in this action-packed follow-up to EMPIRE OF DUST.
In REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies. The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god.
“Now I Rise” (#2) di Kiersten White
Genere: YA Historical Fantasy
Sequel di And I Darken.
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Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.
What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?
As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.
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