Review : All these things I’ve done, Gabrielle Zevin

All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin (Birthright #1)

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

Description

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.

In English

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Review : Variant, Robison Wells

Variant by Robison Wells

October 18th, 2011 (US)
HarperTeen

Description

Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.

In English

What I’m waiting for : Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Dealry, Departed by Lia Habel

October 18th, 2011 (US)
Del Rey

A cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance – with zombies.

Almost two hundred years in the future, Nora Dearly lives in a world  of bustled gowns, fake manners, watery tea, and uppity lords and ladies.

Thank God the zombies came to rescue her.

Dragged into the night by the living dead, Nora soon finds herself  fighting for the father she thought long gone, the friend she was forced  to leave behind – and the love of a handsome, noble young army captain.

Who just happens to be a walking corpse.

Steampunk + romance + zombies? Woot! I love zombies stories, I’ve alreday told you when I’ve read The Cellar and I’m quite curious about steampunk, as I’ve enjoyed Soulless by Gail Carriger and The Girl in Steel Corset. And romance… it’s my thing! So the mix of three has just to be awesome!

I hope it will be as stunning as the tag line!

Review : Blood Red Road, Moira Young

Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dustlands #1)

June 7th, 2011 (US)
Simon & Schuster

My review

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That’s fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba’s world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.  

In French

Review : Spellbound, Cara Lynn Shultz

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

June 21st, 2011 (US)
Harlequin Teen

Description

What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight. 

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

In English

What I’m waiting for : The Future of Us by Jay Asher

The Future of Us by Jay Asher

November 21st, 2011 (US)
Razorbill

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

In 1996, I was eleven and I didn’t even know what was Internet. ^^ I went to school and listening to dance music. It was an innocent and nostalgic time. I think it’s a funny idea to come back to this era, when there were no social networks and so on.  I hope the book will be powerful and addictive!

Review : A Beautiful Dark, Jocelyn Davies

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

September 27th, 2011 (US)
HarperTeen

Description

On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

In English

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