World Mythology in bite-sized chunks

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Résumé : Untangling the complex web of deities, monsters and myths, this is the perfect primer to world mythology and its extraordinary impact on cultures past and present.
This fascinating guide reveals all the intriguing stories behind the titans and creatures, gods and godesses, heroes and traditions of legends from around the world, in easily digestable bite-sized chunks.

Auteur : Mark Daniels Lire la suite de « World Mythology in bite-sized chunks »

Gemina

The Illuminae Files tome 2

gemina-low-resRésumé : Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik Malikov the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own surivival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope. Lire la suite de « Gemina »

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

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Résumé : The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inexctricable link between class and race, Why ‘m no longer talking to white people about race is the essentiel handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

Autrice : Reni Eddo-Lodge Lire la suite de « Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race »

What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History’s Most Remarkable Women

what-would-boudicca-do-1190051Résumé : Modern life can be troublesome. There is only so much mansplaining, body shaming, playong « nice » and being underestimated that a girl can take.
In What Would Boudicca Do? we turn to the most celebrated women from history for advice; those sisters who were pioneers in science, politics, the arts and generally getting stuff done. With Boudicca as inspiration, sticking up for yourself gets that much easier, just as channelling Dorothy Parker’s wit and defiance will see you right in times of headaches.
the fifty remarkable, gutsy women within are sometines flawed but always fabulous – we can learn so much from them to conquer the everyday challenges of life today. Lire la suite de « What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History’s Most Remarkable Women »

G’morning, G’night!

Little pep talks for me & you

gmorning-gnight-little-pep-talks-for-me-you-1167146Résumé : Good morning. Do not get stuck in the comment section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let other tussle it out. Vamos!
Before he inspired the whole world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and the end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took a life of their own. Now, Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favourite) Jonny Sun.
Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift. Lire la suite de « G’morning, G’night! »

Finale

Caraval tome 3

caraval-tome-3-finale-1234096Résumé : It’s been two months sice the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t exist.
With lives, empires and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going ti trust Legend – or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.
Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end… Lire la suite de « Finale »

Daughter of the burning city

daughter_of_the_burning_city_foody-thumb-300x456-645382Résumé : Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.
But no matterr how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still jut that – illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed… until one of them is murdered.
Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca. Their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear. Lire la suite de « Daughter of the burning city »

Lady Midnight

The Dark Artifices tome 1

the-mortal-instruments-renaissance-tome-1-la-princesse-de-la-nuit-926225Résumé : In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other – but they can never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter. She lives for battle. Alongside her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols Los Angeles, where vampires party at Sunset Strip, and fearies – the most powerful of supernatural creatures – teeter on the edge of war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries are found murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held by the faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks… and before the murderers targets them. Lire la suite de « Lady Midnight »

Crooked Kingdom

 Six of crows tome 2

https3a2f2fweltbild-scene7-com2fasset2fvgw2fcrooked-kingdom-145756501Résumé : Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile’s loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark ans twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. Lire la suite de « Crooked Kingdom »

The Assassin’s Blade

Throne of Glass Hors-Série

keleana-the-assassin-s-blade-364960Résumé : Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she worsk for the powerful and ruthless Assassins’ Guil, she yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.
When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes – and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches – and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom but their lives… Lire la suite de « The Assassin’s Blade »