What I’m waiting for : All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin

All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin

September 6th, 2011 (US)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight–at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

I liked Gabrielle Zevin’s previous book, Memoirs of a Tennage Amnesiac, and the plot surprised and intrigued me! Chocolate and Coffee illegal? Mafia daughter? It’s so unexpecting I have to read it! It’s a kind of dystopia, I don’t know if it will be as classical as the other novels, but I can’t wait for discovering it!

Moreover, the novel is going to be published in France next year by Albin Michel…

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Review : Mercy Thompson – Moon Called Volume 1, Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson Comic – Moon Called #1 by Patricia Briggs

March 8th, 2011 (US)
Dynamite Entertainment

Description

Mercy Thompson inhabits two worlds without truly belonging to either. To the human inhabitants of the Tri-Cities she’s an oddity, a female mechanic operating her own garage. To the town’s darker residents, werewolves, vampires, and fae, she’s a walker, a last-of-her-kind magical being with the power to become a coyote. Mercy warily straddles the fine line dividing our everyday world from that darker dimension… ’till a boy, mauled by vicious werewolves and forever changed by the attack and on the run from those who committed the crime, appears at her door. Now her two worlds are about to collide!

Outnumbered and out-muscled, can Mercy possibly save the boy… or even herself?

My review

This comic is much better than Homecoming with its awful drawings, especially of Adam and Stefan. Mercy doesn’t look like a native American a lot, but she is pretty. The most successful are Bran and Samuel’s illustrations.

The story is the same as the first novel of Mercy Thompson series. It’s a pleasure to enter into this story once again. The comic is very faithful to the novel.

Review : Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed #1)

May 31st, 2011 (US)
HarperTeen

Description

Helen Hamilton has always tried to hide how different she is—no easy feat on an island as small as Nantucket, and only getting harder as she finds herself haunted by hallucinations and vivid nightmares.

It’s not until she crosses paths with Lucas Delos at school that Helen’s true heritage is finally revealed. Yet even as Lucas helps her awaken to her startling powers, they can never be together—not unless they can break free from the tragic destiny the Three Fates have in store.

In English

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