Review : It’s not Summer Without You, Jenny Han

It’s not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (Summer #2)

April 27th, 2010 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Description

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started–at Cousins Beach.

In French

Review : Haven, Kristi Cook

Haven by Kristi Cook

February 22nd, 2011 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Description

Violet McKenna isn’t a normal girl with normal teenage issues; she has more to contend with than most people could handle. Violet thought she was just crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder. Her life started falling apart when her premonition came true. She’s had flashes of other events too. The problem was nobody believed her until she found a new school: Winterhaven.

At Winterhaven, Violet finally feels like she belongs. She quickly finds a close group friends and discovers that they too have psychic ‘gifts’—as do all the students at Winterhaven. But as soon as she feels settled she discovers the most intriguing and alluring boy she has ever met, and things quickly go awry. As the attraction between them grows, intense visions of the boy’s death start to haunt her. In her premonitions the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself. And to Violet’s horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a critical–and deadly—way.

In English

Review : Desires of the Dead, Kimberly Derting

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

February 15th, 2011 (US)
HarperCollins

Description

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.

In French

What I’m waiting for : Possession by Elana Johnson

Possession by Elana Johnson

June 7th, 2011 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Another dystopian novel, another story against free love, another revolution… This book looks like Matched and Delirium. The plot intrigues me and I hope the story will evolve in a different and unexpecting way.

Review : The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (Summer #1)

May 5th, 2009 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Description

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

In French

Review : The Body Finder, Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder #1)

March 16th, 2010 (US)
HarperCollins

Description

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer… and becoming his prey herself.

In French

Review : Darkness becomes her, Kelly Keaton

Darkness becomes her by Kelly Keaton (Gods and Monsters #1)

February 22nd, 2011 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Description

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very…different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.

Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

In English

What I’m waiting for : Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #1)

August 23rd, 2011 (US)
Penguin

The Vampire Academy series and Rose’s story are over with Last Sacrifice. But this universe will continue to live.

Bloodlines is the spin-off series to Vampire Academy. It’s the name of the first book and of the series. It’s set in the Vampire Academy world but will be about different characters : Sydney, the alchemist, will be the narrator, Adrian will be the male lead, Jill, Eddie and Abe (yay!). The story will be set in a human high school in California, bright and sunny which is problematic for vampires.

The Bloodlines series will include 6 novels.

I love Vampire Academy and I was sad when I’ve finished Last Sacrifice. I was also a little bit disappointed by the ending. Hopefully, we’ll have more Adrian in the spin-off series, I can’t wait for Bloodlines, I hope the novel will be as good as Vampire Academy!

Review : Crescendo, Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush #2)

October 19th, 2010 (US)
Simon & Schuster

Description

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

In French

Happy Chinese New Year !

It’s the Year of the Rabbit! Best wishes for all once again!

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