Prossime Uscite ~ Aspettando Marzo

Marzo è già partito da qualche giorno e nel delirio del trasloco non ho avuto neanche il tempo di capire cosa uscirà questo mese prima di oggi.

Le novità dal punto di vista fantasy e sci-fi sono di meno rispetto a febbraio, ma una su tutte spicca per via della grande attesa che la circonda. Il 29 MARZO (sì, lo scrivo a caratteri cubitali perché sono una di quelle che lo aspetta) esce l’ultimo libro della serie di Marie Rutkoski. “The Winner’s Kiss”. Il 15 poi uscirà in italiano uno dei libri della serie Shadowhunters di Cassandra Clare, “Signora della Mezzanotte” per Mondadori. 

Le pubblicazioni italiane che mi interessano sono davvero poche per i prossimi giorni, ma ad Aprile ci rifaremo, ne sono certa. Buona lettura!

“Burning Glass di Kathryn Purdie

In uscita il 1 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Katherine Tegen Books

Genere: YA High Fantasy

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie, per la trama tradotta in italiano vedete qui.

Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.

“Into the Dim” di Janet B. Taylor

In uscita il 1 marzo.

Casa Editrice: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genere: YA Sci-fi, Time Travel.

Lingua: Inglese.
Primo di una serie.

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission … or the key to Hope’s undoing.      
Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.

“Blood Passage” di Heather Demetrios

In uscita il 1 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Balzer + Bray

Genere: YA Fantasy Mythology

Lingua: Inglese
Secondo libro della serie iniziata con “Exquisite Captive”.

A jinni who’s lost everything.

A master with nothing to lose.

A revolutionary with everything to gain.

When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek’s third and final wish she’s not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she’s in more danger than ever before.

Meanwhile, Malek’s past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what’s more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.

Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle. 

“The Crown and the Arrow” di Renee Ahdieh

In uscita il 1 marzo.

Casa Editrice: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genere: YA Fantasy, Short Story

Lingua: Inglese
Racconto prequel di “The Wrath & The Dawn” (in italiano “La moglie del califfo”) dal POV di Khalid. Lo potete leggere gratuitamente, scaricandolo da qui.

Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

“Rebel of the Sands” di Alwyn Hamilton

In uscita l’8 Marzo

Casa Editrice: Penguin

Genere: YA Fantasy

Lingua: inglese, ma già disponibile in italiano per Giunti con il titolo “Rebel. Il deserto in fiamme”
Primo di una serie.

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from. 

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

“The Great Hunt” di Wendy Higgins

In uscita l’8 marzo.

Casa Editrice: HarperTeen

Genere: YA Fantasy Retelling

Lingua: Inglese
Primo di una serie.

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

“Map of Fates” di Maggie Hall

In uscita l’8 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Putnam Juvenile

Genere: YA Mystery

Lingua: Inglese
Secondo libro della serie dopo “The Conspiracy of Us”

Two weeks. 

That’s how long it took for Avery West’s ordinary life to change forever: In two weeks, she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society known as the Circle, learned her mother was taken hostage by the Circle’s enemies, and fell for a boy she’s not allowed to love, just as she found out another was her unwelcome destiny. 

Now, Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it’s too late. By her side are both the boys: Jack—steady, loyal, and determined to help her even at the expense of his own duty—and Stellan, whose connection to Avery grows stronger by the day despite her best intentions, making her question what she believes at every turn.

But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the whole world to its knees. And now Avery is forced to face the truth: in the world of the Circle, no one is what they seem. 

“A Drop of Night” di Stefan Bachmann

In uscita il 15 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Greenwillow Books

Genere: YA Mystery Thriller

Lingua: Inglese

Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she’s been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780’s to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace has lain hidden and forgotten ever since. Anouk, along with several other gifted teenagers, will be the first to set foot in it in over two centuries.

Or so she thought.

But nothing is as it seems, and the teens soon find themselves embroiled in a game far more sinister, and dangerous, than they could possibly have imagined. An evil spanning centuries is waiting for them in the depths…

A genre-bending thriller from Stefan Bachmann for fans of The Maze Runner and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods.

You cannot escape the palace.

You cannot guess its secrets.

“Signora della Mezzanotte” di Cassandra Clare

In uscita il 15 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Mondadori

Genere: YA Paranormal

Lingua: Italiano, in Inglese esce l’8 marzo.
Primo di una nuova serie, The Dark Artifices.

Cinque anni fa, i genitori della Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs sono stati brutalmente uccisi. E lei non ha mai smesso di cercare l’assassino. Emma deve imparare a fidarsi del suo cuore e della sua intelligenza mentre lei e il suo parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, si trovano invischiati in un complotto demoniaco che si ramifica per tutta Los Angeles. Se solo il suo cuore non la spingesse continuamente verso le strade più buie, e insidiose…

“Broken Crowns” di Lauren DeStefano

In uscita il 22 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genere: YA Dystopia

Lingua: Inglese
Terzo libro, conclusivo, della serie “The Internment Chronicles”, di cui ho parlato in questo Weekly Dystopia.

War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy.

The city is falling out of the sky…

Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and Morgan make a horrible discovery—Internment is sinking.

And it’s all Morgan’s fault.

Corrupted from the inside by one terrible king and assailed from the outside for precious resources by another, Internment could be destroyed because Morgan couldn’t keep a secret. As two wars become one, Morgan must find a way to bring her two worlds together to stop the kings that wage them…

Or face the furthest fall yet.

“Wink Poppy Midnight” di April Genevieve Tucholke

In uscita il 22 marzo

Casa Editrice: Dial Books

Genere: YA Mystery

Lingua: Inglese

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

“The Moth & The Flame” di Renée Ahdieh

In uscita il 22 marzo.

Casa Editrice: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genere: YA Fantasy, Short Story

Lingua: Inglese
Racconto prequel di “The Wrath & The Dawn” (in italiano “La moglie del califfo”) dal POV di Despina & Jalal.

It started as playful, if barbed, banter before rising to a fateful wager with a most notorious rake—the Captain of the Guard, Jalal al-Khoury—who may have finally met his match in a lovely, if haughty, handmaiden, Despina. But she, too, seems to have met her match in the handsome Jalal. What begins as a tempestuous battle of will and wit in short order becomes a passionate affair spurred on by tragedy of the worst kind.

“The Winner’s Kiss” di Marie Rutkoski

In uscita il 29 marzo.

Casa Editrice: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Bloomsbury UK

Genere: YA High Fantasy

Lingua: Inglese
Ultimo libro della serie iniziata con The Winner’s Curse.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win? 

Come al solito aspetto i vostri commenti per sapere quali sono i libri che aspettate maggiormente. Buon Marzo libroso (e petaloso)!



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