Résumé : This book will boost your powers of observation, memory, deduction and reasoning using the tricks and techniques of the world’s most famous detective.
It is packed full of case studies, tests and examples from the original novels.
Topics covered include : mind palaces, non-verbal tells, lie detection, intuition, concentration, listening, alertness, relaxation, logic, speed reading, people watching, information shifting and much, much more.
You will never look at a shirt cuff, trouser hem or scuff on a shoe in the same way again! Lire la suite de « How to think like Sherlock »
Hopeless tome 2.5
Résumé : A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions : they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it xas. Moments like it only happen in fairy tales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-a-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six : a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personnality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after… it only further threatens it.
Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other? Lire la suite de « Finding Cinderella »
Hopeless tome 2
Résumé : Dean Holder has spent the last thirteen years obsessing over the moment that changed his life forever… the day his best friend was taken from him.
Holder can’t help blaming himself for Hope’s disappearance, and looks for her in every girl he meets. Until he fins Sky, who is the spitting image of the little girl that he let walk away all those years ago, only she doesn’t know who he is…
But while Holder can’t help falling for Sky, he also can’t shake the responsibility he feels, and the new guilt that is thrust upon him. In order to move forward Hlder must dig deep into his past, and with Sky’s help, find the peace that he so desperately needs. Lire la suite de « Losing Hope »
Résumé : One terrible morning, Jules and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The fearsome assassin abducts all three girls and brings them to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed into the royal court. Mocked and tormented for being merely mortal, Jude soon realises that to survive in this treacherous, dangerous, new world, she needs to be as smart, cunning and deceitful as the Fay themselves.
But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan. Jude must take the utmost care…
Auteure : Holly Black Lire la suite de « The Cruel Prince »
Résumé : In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths she must uncover will change her life for ever… and possibly the future of time itself. Lire la suite de « Everless »
The Elements tome 1
Résumé : It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty. We were both looking for something else. Something more. We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
Auteure : Brittainy C. Cherry Lire la suite de « The air he breathes »
Résumé : Sky Davis is starting sixth form having always been home-schooled, and wants to keep a low profile. But then she runs into Dean Holder – messy brown hair, smouldering blue eyes, and a temper straigth out of Fight Club, someone who Sky is determined to avoid.
There is something abour Holder that sparks memories of Sky’s troubled past, those which she rather would stay burried. Little does she know that the mysterious Dean Holder is harbouring secrets of his own…
When the truths unravels, Sky must piece her life back together and learn to trust again. Only by facing the revelations together can the two begin to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Lire la suite de « Hopeless »
Résumé : Alice has spent most of her life on the road, always one step ahead of the strange bad luck bitibg at her heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-black fairy tales, dies alone on her isolated estate – the Hazel Wood – Alice discovers how bad her luck can really get.
Her own mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come from the supernatural world where the fairy tales are set. Alice’s only clue is the message left behind: Stay away from the Hazel Wood.
To rescue her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into a world where her grandmother’s tales began… Lire la suite de « The Hazel Wood »
Résumé : At last, the secret origin story of everyone’s favorite geek superheroine! Felicia Day’s memoir is honest, hopeful, and hysterical. It’s the story of a girl who grew up lost and lonely – then became a self-made rock star. Reading it will make you feel like you can take on the whole Empire yourself.
Auteure : Felicia Day Lire la suite de « You’re never weird on the Internet (almost) »
Résumé : « I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start : we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently… »
Auteure : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Lire la suite de « We should all be feminists »