Buon giovedì, Petrichors!
Siamo già a metà mese, quindi avevo quasi pensato di non fare più il post delle uscite di questo mese, ma lo avete richiesto a gran voce e non so proprio dirvi di no. Essendo ormai estate inoltrata le uscite di questo mese sono in numero minore rispetto agli altri, però non mancano alcuni dei romanzi che più aspettavo da questo 2017. Vi ho già presentato nella pagina Facebook The Last Magician e il bellissimo The Winner’s Curse – che dovete assolutamente prendere -, ma ecco gli altri libri in uscita questo mese da tenere d’occhio. Tra l’altro vi parlerò prestissimo di Plugged, il sequel di Quindici Minuti di Jill Cooper, in arrivo in italiano grazie alla Dunwich Edizioni. Buona lettura!
“Because You Love to Hate Me” di Autori Vari
Genere: YA, Fantasy, Short Stories.
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Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!Featuring writing from . . .Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola YoonBookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).
“Waste of Space” di Gina Damico
Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show. And it’s a hit! Millions of viewers are transfixed. But then, suddenly, all communication is severed. Trapped and paranoid, the kids must figure out what to do when this reality show loses its grip on reality.
“Ash and Quill” (#3) di Rachel Caine
Genere: YA Historical Fantasy
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Words can kill.Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library…
“Fragile Chaos” di Amber R. Duell
Genere: YA Fantasy Mitologico
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“The Savage Dawn” (#3) di Melissa Grey
The sides have been chosen and the battle lines drawn.
Echo awakened the Firebird. Now she is the only one with the power to face the darkness she unwittingly unleashed . . . right into the waiting hands of Tanith, the new Dragon Prince. Tanith has one goal in mind: destroy her enemies, raze their lands, and reign supreme in a new era where the Drakharin are almighty and the Avicen are nothing but a memory.
The war that has been brewing for centuries is finally imminent. But the scales are tipped. Echo might hold the power to face the darkness within the Dragon Prince, but she has far to go to master its overwhelming force. And now she’s plagued by uncertainty. With Caius no longer by her side, she doesn’t know if she can do it alone. Is she strong enough to save her home and the people she loves?
Whether Echo is ready to face this evil is not the question. The war has begun, and there is no looking back. There are only two outcomes possible: triumph or death.
“Red Knight” di Miles Cameron
Si sa che ventotto fiorini al mese sono un grosso prezzo da pagare per assoldare un uomo che ti difenda dalle creature selvagge. La stessa cifra, però, non è lontanamente sufficiente se la creatura da cui bisogna proteggersi è una feroce viverna, un mostro alato le cui fauci sono il terrore di ogni cavaliere. Lottare contro questi esseri non è una sfida adatta a tutti. Servono un lungo allenamento, l’età giusta e una buona dose di fortuna. Il Cavaliere Rosso possiede tutti questi requisiti: è giovane e desideroso di trarre fama e profitto da eroiche avventure. Per questo, quando lui e la sua compagnia vengono assoldati dalla Madre badessa per difendere un monastero minacciato da una spietata creatura alata, non si lascia sfuggire l’occasione. Il monastero è un luogo ricco e la missione non sembra, tutto sommato, inaffrontabile. Ben presto, però, il Cavaliere Rosso si renderà conto di aver condotto i suoi uomini in un’avventura non meno pericolosa e sanguinaria di una guerra…
“The Winner’s Curse. La maledizione” di Marie Rutkoski
In quanto figlia di un potente generale di un vasto impero che riduce in schiavitù i popoli conquistati, la diciassettenne Kestrel ha sempre goduto di una vita privilegiata. Ma adesso si trova davanti a una scelta difficile: arruolarsi nell’esercito oppure sposarsi. La ragazza, però, ha ben altre intenzioni… Nel giovane Arin, uno schiavo in vendita all’asta, Kestrel ha trovato uno spirito gentile e a lei affine. Gli occhi di lui, che sembrano sfidare tutto e tutti, l’hanno spinta a seguire il proprio istinto e a comprarlo senza pensare alle possibili conseguenze. E così, inaspettatamente, Kestrel si ritrova a dover nascondere l’amore che inizia a sentire per Arin, un sentimento che si intensifica giorno dopo giorno. Ma la ragazza non sa che anche il giovane schiavo nasconde un segreto e che per stare insieme i due amanti dovranno accettare di tradire la loro gente o altrimenti tradire sé stessi per rimanere fedeli al proprio popolo. Kestrel imparerà velocemente che il prezzo da pagare per l’uomo che ama è molto più alto di quello che avrebbe mai potuto immaginare…
“The Last Magician” di Lisa Maxwell
Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.
In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
“The Library of Fates” di Aditi Khorana
A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore, perfect for fans of The Star-Touched Queen and The Wrath and the Dawn
No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.
The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.
Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?
“Daughter of the Burning City” di Amanda Foody
A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.
Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.
But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.
Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.
“First We Were IV” di Alexandra Sirowy
It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.
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