Questo mese il post delle prossime uscite arriva un po’ in ritardo, ma ormai sapete che la colpa è del mitico ACOWAR che ha catturato le mie energie in questi giorni. Messa da parte forse l’uscita che aspettavo di più di questo mese, tantissime novità e sempre per tutti i gusti ci aspettano a Maggio. C’è anche ampio spazio per i libri in arrivo in italiano, tra cui vi segnalo in particolare modo Diabolic, che non ha ancora una data di uscita definitiva, ma è uno delle mie letture preferite di questo 2017.
Lascio lo spazio ai libri di Maggio e, come sempre, buona lettura!
“A Court of Wings and Ruin”(#3) di Sarah J. Maas
Genere: YA Fantasy
Terzo libro della serie A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
“Avenged”(#2) di Amy Tintera
Genere: YA Fantasy
Sequel di Ruined.
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In the sequel to Ruined, the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen come together in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.
Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister Olivia from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory.
But their fight has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina, but Em isn’t as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.
Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.
“Cold Summer” di Gwen Cole
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.
When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.
But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.
“The Black Witch” di Laurie Forest
Uscita: 2 MAGGIO
Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.
When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.
As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.
“Gabbia del Re”(#3) di Victoria Aveyard
Terzo libro della serie Regina Rossa.
“The Traitor’s Kiss” di Erin Beaty
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
“Brave New Girl” di Rachel Vincent
In uscita il 9 MAGGIO
In a world where everyone is the same, one girl is the unthinkable: unique. A high-stakes fast-paced series launch from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent.
We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin.
We are healthy and strong and smart.
But only one of us has ever had a secret.
Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She’s nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.
Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can’t stop thinking about him—when she can’t resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she’s flawed, too. But if she’s flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.
Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia’s fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?
Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one… .
“The Queen and the Cure”(#2) di Amy Harmon
Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.
But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.
Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.
“The Tower. Il millesimo piano” di Katharine McGee
“The Fate of the Tearling”(#3) di Erika Johansen
Per proteggere la sua gente da un’invasione devastante, Kelsea ha fatto l’impensabile: si è consegnata, con i suoi zaffiri magici, al nemico, facendosi sostituire sul trono da Mazza Chiodata, il fidato comandante della sua guardia personale, cui ha affidato il ruolo di reggente. Ma questi non ha intenzione di chiudere occhio finché, con l’aiuto dei suoi uomini, non sarà riuscito a salvare la regina, prigioniera nel Mortmesne.
Qui inizia l’emozionante capitolo finale, nel quale il destino della regina Kelsea e dell’intero Tearling saranno finalmente rivelati.
“Ignite Me”(#3) di Tahereh Mafi
In uscita l’11 MAGGIO
Genere: YA Dystopia
Terzo volume della serie Shatter Me.
“Tutto l’amore che mi manca” di Emily Henry
Genere: YA Romance Time Travel
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L’estate che Natalie trascorre nella sua piccola città del Kentucky, prima di partire per il college, inizia in un modo magico. Almeno fino a quando la ragazza non comincia a vedere cose strane. All’inizio sono solo delle fugaci visioni: la porta di casa è rossa invece che del solito colore verde, al posto di un negozio di fiori, appare una scuola materna. Quando la città sparisce per ore e al suo posto compaiono dolci colline e animali che pascolano, Natalie si rende conto che qualcosa non va. A un certo punto riceve anche la strana visita di un personaggio che lei chiama “nonna”, che le dice: «Hai tre mesi per salvarlo». La notte successiva, sotto le luci del campo da football del liceo, Natalie incontra un bel ragazzo di nome Beau, e allora è come se il tempo si fermasse e non esistesse più nulla. Nulla, tranne Natalie e Beau.
“Flame in the Mist” di Renée Ahdieh
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.
“Thick as Thieves”(#5) di Megan Whalen Turner
Genere: YA Fantasy
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Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path. Set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, an ordinary hero takes on an extraordinary mission. Includes two maps, a map of the world of the Queen’s Thief, and a map of Kamet’s journey.
“The Crown’s Fate” (#2) di Evelyn Skye
Genere: YA Fantasy
Sequel di The Crown’s Game.
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Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.
Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.
Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.
With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.
“A Million Junes” di Emily Henry
In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O’Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.
Eighteen-year-old Jack “June” O’Donnell doesn’t need a better reason than that. She’s an O’Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O’Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period.
But when Saul Angert, the son of June’s father’s mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can’t seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn’t exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe.
Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it’s finally time for her—and all of the O’Donnells before her—to let go.
“Lord of Shadows” (#2) di Cassandra Clare
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
“The Gauntlet” (#3) di Megan Shepherd
Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.
With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species—the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca—all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world—though it might destroy her in the process.
“Ladri di Spade” di Michael J. Sullivan
“Royal Bastards” di Andrew Shvarts
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.
At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.
Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.
Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.
The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey …
“Una fiamma nella notte” (#2) di Sabaa Tahir
Genere: YA Fantasy
Sequel di Il dominio del fuoco.
Per tutta la vita, a Elias è stato ripetuto che il suo destino era servire l’Impero. Ma tutto è cambiato quando lui si è rifiutato di giustiziare Laia, una schiava la cui unica colpa era sognare un mondo migliore. In quell’istante, Elias ha capito di non voler diventare lo strumento di un regime oppressivo e autoritario, che ha proibito ogni forma di scrittura. E per questo è stato condannato a morte. Tuttavia in suo aiuto è accorsa Laia, che adesso gli propone un patto: lei lo farà scappare se, in cambio, lui la guiderà fino a Kauf, la famigerata prigione in cui sono reclusi i traditori, e l’aiuterà a organizzare l’evasione di suo fratello Darin. Elias accetta e, ben presto, i due si ritrovano a marciare attraverso una terra selvaggia e irta di pericoli, costantemente braccati dall’esercito imperiale. Ed Elias scoprirà troppo tardi che tra i soldati che danno la caccia a lui e a Laia c’è anche Helene, la sua compagna di addestramento, la sua amica più fidata. L’unica che è sempre stata in grado di prevedere ogni sua mossa. E adesso Helene ha un solo, straziante obiettivo: ucciderlo…
“Diabolic” di S. J. Kincaid
Un diabolic è potente.
Un diabolic ha un solo compito: proteggere la
persona per la quale è stato creato. E per farlo è
disposto a tutto.
Per Nemesis questa persona è Sidonia, unica erede del senatore von Impyrean, noto in tutta la galassia per i suoi contrasti con l’Imperatore. Anche se sono cresciute insieme, l’una accanto all’altra, il loro non è un rapporto tra pari. Nemesis, se necessario, darebbe la vita per Sidonia. E non esiterebbe a eliminare chiunque ne mettesse in pericolo
la sicurezza. Sidonia, infatti, è tutto il suo universo. Senza di lei, la diabolic non avrebbe ragione di esistere.
Perciò quando l’Imperatore della galassia, uomo crudele e assetato di potere, convoca Sidonia a corte con l’intento di prenderla in ostaggio e colpire così il padre ribelle, a Nemesis non resta che una soluzione per proteggerla: sostituirsi a lei e partire alla volta del palazzo imperiale.
Una volta lì, mentre l’incombere della ribellione inizia a far tremare l’Impero, Nemesis si ritrova catapultata in un mondo di individui ambigui e corrotti e voltafaccia, e scopre così in sé un’umanità ben più profonda di quella trovata tra i cosiddetti esseri umani.
Ciò che ancora non sa è che proprio questa potrebbe essere la chiave per salvare se stessa e forse anche l’Impero…
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