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mercredi 13 janvier 2016

Un œil dans ma wish || Les sorties VO de la première moitié 2016

Ce premier article, qui donnera suite à un second qui concernera les sorties VF, est l'occasion de faire le point sur les sorties littéraires qui me tentent. Parce que ma wish list est immense et j'aime l'idée de répandre le mal de la tentation sur les votre aussi ;)

Pour ce premier coup d’œil je vous propose de faire le point sur les seize romans qui me tentent le plus parmi les sorties anglophones des six premiers mois de 2016. 

Note : Les résumés ne sont pas traduits cette fois mais pour ceux qui ne comprennent vraiment pas l'anglais j'évoque sommairement le thème du roman à chaque fois.
Note 2 : Cet article ne prend pas en compte les suites de sagas/spin-off attendu(e)s pour cette première moitié 2016.

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.

Sortie : 5 Janvier 2016 chez Entangled Teen
Type : Urban Fantasy YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Déjà parce que la couverture est sublime, mais surtout parce qu'il est question de bibliothèques. Apparemment les bibliothèques seraient même au centre de l'intrigue puisque le résumé parle de visites dans les plus belles bibliothèques du monde. Que demande le peuple ?

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.

ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.


Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

Sortie : 5 Janvier 2016 chez Disney-Hyperion
Type : Fantasy YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Celui-ci est plus que simplement dans ma wish, il est déjà dans ma PAL. La couverture est sublime (préparez-vous c'est un argument superficiel qui reviendra souvent), j'avais beaucoup aimé le style de l'auteure en lisant The Darkest Minds, donc forcément j'étais attirée. Quand j'ai vu que le roman allait parler de voyages dans le temps, c'est bon j'étais convaincue. (Au point de l'acheter en hardback ce que j'essaie de moins en moins de faire car ça coûte un bras)

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?


Sortie : 2 Février 2016 chez Simon Pulse
Type : Réécriture de conte YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Un Nerverland (le Pays Imaginaire de Peter Pan) qui semble bien plus sombre que ce qu'on connait et une couverture qui nous promet des pirates (sûrement Hook en tête de liste) ? J'arrive ! (Bon j'arrive pas trop vite non plus, comme je le disais les hardbacks c'est devenu un luxe donc ça attendra le paperback)

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

Sortie : 2 Février 2016 chez Harper Teen
Type : Fantasy YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Des clans d'assassins, de la vengeance, et une relation interdite (à la Romeo & Juliette vraisemblablement, en espérant quand même que les personnages soient moins cruches que les originaux), moi j'dis que ça peu donner quelque chose d'intéressant (puis les premiers avis sont vraiment bons).

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Sortie : 9 février 2016 chez Simon Pulse
Type : Réécriture YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Une réécriture qui va aux origines de Barbe Noire ? Okay. (C'est la mode des pirates à fond en ce moment. Je sais pas d'où ça vient mais c'est vraiment cool :D)

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.

Sortie : 9 Février 2016 chez Swoon Reads
Type : Historique/Paranormal
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Celui-ci fait parti de mes livres d'ores et déjà précommandés et est décrit comme une rencontre entre Jane Austen et X-men. Encore une fois ça intrigue forcément (et j'adore la couverture !) (et le livre sort direct en paperback ce qui n'arrive pas souvent donc c'est cool)

WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER?

Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can’t be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend—and Sonia’s longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he’s the killer. But as Gretchen’s many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus’s involvement, and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn’t him in the woods that night…who could it have been?

Sortie : 16 Février 2016 chez Balzer + Bray
Type : Thriller YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Le thriller YA, une de mes passions inassouvie. L'histoire semble assez bateau : deux jeunes filles attaquées dans les bois, une seule s'en sort vivante et cherche la personne qui est responsable (et j'imagine qu'elle va, comme d'hab, la trouver avant la police). J'imagine que ce sera pas le roman qui révolutionnera le genre mais moi j'adore et j'en suis pas lassée donc ça me va.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

Sortie : 16 Février 2016 chez Balzer + Bray
Type : Réécriture de conte YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Premier tome d'une série de romans compagnons qui seront des réécritures de contes, The Shadow Queen va s'intéresser à Blanche Neige. D'après les premiers avis, seuls les éléments clés du conte sont repris et tout le reste change du tout au tout, ce qui n'est pas pour me déplaire. Si on ajoute à ça que la couverture est minimaliste mais géniale et qu'on nous promet des dragons, je suis convaincue.

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world...

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years -- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

Sortie : 23 Février 2016 chez Razorbill
Type : Réécriture de conte YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Et on continue avec les réécritures, décidément c'est toujours LA grande mode littéraire, avec cette fois une ré-imagination d'Aladdin. C'est un conte qui n'a pas encore été usé jusqu'à la corde par cette mode donc je suis super curieuse de voir le résultat (et c'est un de mes Disney favori, même si je vous l'accorde c'est une réécriture en soi, dont tout ce qui touche à cet univers me branche).

Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it's Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn't be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn't mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn't. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that's what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

Sortie : 23 Février 2016 chez Point
Type : Contemporain YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? L'histoire me semble tellement loufoque que je veux voir ça de mes propres yeux. En gros une bande de jeunes filles est super fan d'un boy band, The Ruperts, et par le truchement des événements elles kidnappent un de leur membre. L'idée me fascine et j'adore la dernière phase du résumé : "Comment en est-on arrivé là ? Allez savoir. Dire que les partiels arrivent, j'ai vraiment pas le temps d'aller en enfer."

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Sortie : 8 Mars 2016 chez HarperTeen
Type : Réécriture de conte YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? ENCORE une réécriture de conte, même si cette fois-ci l'auteure s'attaque à L'os Chanteur qui est un conte de Grimm dont je n'ai jamais entendu parler. Après je sais pas si j'aurais forcément été attirée par ce livre si cela n'avait pas été de Wendy Higgins, mais j'ai tant appréciée sa série Sweet Evil que j'ai bien envie de voir ce qu'elle peut écrire d'autre.

Tell the Wind & Fire is about a young girl called Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone.

The light in her life is her sweetheart boyfriend Ethan, but it turns out Ethan has a secret too: a soulless doppelganger created by dark magic, who has to conceal the face identical to Ethan’s with a hood fastened by a collar nobody but a Light magician with magical rings can take off… and who introduces himself to both of them by, for reasons nobody can understand, saving Ethan’s life…

Sortie : 5 Avril 2016 chez Clarion Books
Type : Paranormal YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? New York, la magie blanche et la magie noire qui s'affrontent. Rien de bien révolutionnaire mais c'est de Sarah Rees Brennan, l'auteure de The Lynburn Legacy, donc ça me suffit.

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.
Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.
Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.
But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.
Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.


Sortie : 19 Avril 2016 chez Delacorte
Type : Thriller YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Un résumé super intriguant qui retient forcément notre intérêt à coup de "ce qu'il s'est passé l'été dernier" qui a traumatisé les héroïnes, et de meurtrier qui rode. Comme je le dis toujours : si y'a du serial killer dans l'affaire, j'en suis ! (Bon rien ne dit que la personne est un serial killer ici, mais y'a déjà un tueur de sur donc on est sur la bonne voie)

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. She's determined not to get too close to anyone.

But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him in. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself--including her past. But Amanda's terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it.

Because the secret that Amanda's been keeping? It's that she used to be Andrew.

Will the truth cost Amanda her new life--and her new love?


Sortie : 3 Mai 2016 chez Flatiron Books
Type : Contemporain YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Si vous êtes du genre à vous intéresser à la littérature LGBT, celui-ci va aussi retenir votre intérêt  avec cette simple phrase : "Le secret que cache Amanda ? Avant elle s'appelait Andrew".

Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.

What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.

In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.

Sortie : 24 Mai 2016 chez HarperCollins
Type : Thriller YA
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? Celui-là j'ai même pas eu besoin de lire le résumé pour le mettre dans ma wish, il a suffit des taglines sur la couverture : "Je sais la vérité. Tu étais à la fête. Je sais ce que tu as fait". Puis quand je me suis plus intéressée au résumé et que j'ai lu dès le début "Joy a tué Adam Gordon, du moins c'est ce qu'elle pense. La nuit de la fête est au mieux floue. Mais elle sait ce que Adam a fait à sa sœur jumelle, Grace, et elle sait qu'il devait payer pour ça." j'ai su que c'était un thriller YA fait pour moi.

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

Sortie : 28 Juin 2016 chez Delacorte Press
Type : Fantasy YA 
Pourquoi est-il dans ma wish ? J'aime les romans de Kiersten White, c'est de la Fantasy qui se base sur l'Empire Ottoman, et je crois comprendre qu'on pourrait faire un parallèle entre Lada et Vlad... C'était donc un choix tout indiqué pour conclure cette sélection :)

N'hésitez pas à me dire les romans que vous attendez en VO pour 2016 vous aussi :) 
A venir dans les prochaines semaines : les sorties francophones de l'année.

5 commentaires:

  1. THe Shadow QUeen était sympa, j'ai bien apprécié l'histoire

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  2. J'ai décidé arbitrairement après une longue conversation avec moi-même que j'étais trop une bille en anglais pour lire en VO de façon satisfaisante. Du coup, ton but de répandre le mal (et j'imagine de dominer le monde par la suite) ne marchera pas avec moi. Mouahahahah.

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  3. Pleins de lectures bien sympa. :) J'avais repéré Passengers qui me tente pas mal! The Great Hunt m'intrigue également. ^^ Bisous Althea.

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  4. Beaucoup de ces livres me tentent beaucoup et notamment The shadow Queen, Unhooked et Passenger.

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