What I’m waiting for : The Twilight Saga : The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

The Twilight Saga : The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

April 12th, 2011 (US)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga is the only official guide and is full color throughout, including nearly 100 full-color illustrations and photographs. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will be released in hardcover for $24.99 and also be available as an e-book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide provides readers with exclusive new material and everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The Guide also includes character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more. Originally announced as “The Official Guide,” The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes illustrations from several artists, including Young Kim, the illustrator behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1.

We had to wait more than 2 years to have finally an official release date! As an unconditionnal Twilight fan (I mean Twilight books), I’m curious to read it and to go further in Stephenie Meyer’s universe. I hope this book will not be a disappointement…

Review : Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight #3)

August 7th, 2007 (US)
Little, Brown

Description

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob—knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

In French

Interview : Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is one of my favourite authors since I’m in love with Succubus series and of course Vampire Academy series.

I was lucky to ask her some questions in Summer 2009. Here is the retranscription.

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What I’m waiting for : Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder #2)

February 15th, 2011 (USA)
Harper Collins

Violet can sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she’d turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike’s tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

I love The Body Finder, especially the very cute relationship between Jay and Violet. I hope the sequel will be as entertaining as the first novel. Some people have already ARC, I’m so jealous!

Review : New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight #2)

August, 21nd 2006 (US)
Little, Brown

Description

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning…

In French

Review : Awaken, Katie Kacvinsky

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

May 23rd, 2011 (US)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Description

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

In English

Interview : Jennifer Rardin

Jennifer Rardin was the author of Jaz Parks series. She passed away on September 20th, 2010 and it’s a huge loss for all her fans.

When her first book was released in France in fall 2008, I was lucky to be able to interview her. Here is the retranscription.

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