Coucou les p’tits elfes !
Pour rappel, la rubrique In My Mailbox a été mise en place par Kristi du blog The Story Siren et reprise en France par Lire Ou Mourir. C’est un moyen de partager les livres reçus chaque semaine dans notre boîte aux lettres ainsi que les livres achetés ou empruntés à la bibliothèque.
Cette semaine, j’ai reçu les livres que j’avais rachetés à Mel Ange il y a quelques jours. Et autant vous dire que pour des livres d’occasion, j’ai été plus que ravie ! Non seulement ils sont encore plus jolis en vrai qu’en photo, mais en plus ils sont dans un état impeccable, on les croirait neufs ! Je suis donc contente d’avoir faire une belle affaire avec ces trois magnifiques hardbacks:
Anna Dressed in Blood, de Kendare Blake
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas’s life.
The School for Good and Evil 1 & 2, de Soman Chainani (regardez-moi ces merveilles !)
The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.
But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?
When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and Sophie once knew has changed.
Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could destroy everything, and everyone, they love—and this time, it comes from within.
J’ai aussi reçu ces jolis précieux, gentiment offerts par ma comparse Émilie (merciii mon koala !):
The Hogwarts Library
A highly collectable hardback boxed set from the world of Harry Potter – containing handsome new editions of Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Hogwarts Library is an essential collection for any wizard or Muggle home. Eager seekers of wizard learning will find within a treasure trove of magical facts, additional notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore, and illustrations from J.K. Rowling.
The Testing #1 – L’Élite, de Joelle Charbonneau
Oserez-vous passer le Test ?
Profil idéal :
Être déterminé. Compétent. Débrouillard.
Et avoir de parfaites connaissances en sciences naturelles. Utile pour survivre.
Le Test récompense à la fois les guerriers et les sages. Les candidats qui ne réussiront pas les épreuves seront éliminés dans tous les sens du terme.
Les candidats peuvent-ils renoncer à passer le Test ?
Non. Une fois le Test commencé, une seule issue : réussir les épreuves.
La sécurité des candidats est-elle assurée pendant le Test ?
La Communauté Unifiée n’est pas en mesure de divulguer ce genre de détail.
Est-il déjà arrivé que des candidats meurent durant le Test ?
La Communauté Unifiée n’est pas en mesure de divulguer ce genre de détail.
Et finalement… j’ai encore craqué et one-cliqué (oui, oui, je vous entends déjà dire que mon cas est irrécupérable… je sais ^_^) ! Ma PAL numérique s’est donc enrichie des titres suivants:
Not a Drop to Drink #1, de Mindy McGinnis
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….
The Elan Series #1 – Echo, de Tracie Roberts
He’s the one she’s been dreaming of but is he the one she’s destined to be with?
Tara McAllister has her life figured out: graduate from college, get a job teaching at her old high school, and find a boyfriend that won’t care that she’s a practicing witch. Everything is falling into place…until the visions begin. Tara’s practice has given her a gift–she sees the future. And for her, it includes a gorgeous man that she’s never met but definitely knows. She can feel it. Now all she has to do is find him.
Derek Williams just wants to get by. He goes to school, works to help support his family, and enjoys the occasional party with his friends—as long as his supernatural gift doesn’t create a problem. Derek is an empath, born to feel what others feel and able to change their emotions with a touch. His inherited gift comes with an added benefit—the ability to find his soul mate, the one person he’s meant to be with. And he’s found her; he just has to convince her of their connection.
As their relationship heats up and their abilities grow stronger, Tara and Derek must overcome the objection of family and friends, the advances of former flames, and a secret that could ruin them both—if their love is to survive.
The Wishes Series #1 – Saving wishes, de G.J. Walker-Smith
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
30 Silver, de Daniel Huber & Jennifer Selzer
Jarrod Morris is home from college and he’s got a secret: he’s not going back. As Jarrod settles into life in Los Angeles, he meets the alluring but damaged Eden and is immediately smitten until he discovers she is an angel fallen from grace. Struggling with this realization, he finds out his mom has an even bigger secret: they are descendants of Judas who have been hunted by a ruthless, immortal Roman soldier who is searching for the original 30 silver.
And he’s closing in…
Complicated creatures #1, de Alexi Lawless
What happens when curiosity becomes obsession? And when that obsession leads to an unstoppable journey you could never have imagined?
Luck is Jack Roman’s middle name— and Chicago is his Empire. He lives to work, loves to play, and makes no commitments. But when the mysterious S. Wyatt moves into the adjoining penthouse, he’s immediately drawn to her, a striking, elusive woman who transitions seamlessly from wood-paneled board rooms to high-stakes, high-risk rescue operations in the most dangerous parts of the world.
Intrigued by her self-possession, aroused by her incredible passion, and disarmed by a vulnerability she cannot hide, Jack pursues her into the nexus of her dangerous present and her enigmatic past. An entire world is revealed to Jack, where living for pleasure becomes fighting for survival. And the only woman he wants may be the one he cannot have…
The Memory’s Wake Trilogy #1 – Memory’s wake, de Selina Fenech
Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.
She takes the name « Memory » and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.
Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.
The Storm Bottle, de Nick Green
They say that swimming with dolphins is the number one thing to do before you die.
For 12-year-old Michael, it very nearly is. A secret boat trip has gone tragically wrong, and now he lies unconscious in hospital.
But when Michael finally wakes up, he seems different. His step-sister Bibi is soon convinced that he is not who he appears to be. Meanwhile, in the ocean beyond Bermuda’s reefs, a group of bottlenose dolphins are astonished to discover a stranger in their midst – a boy lost and desperate to return home.
Bermuda is a place of mysteries. Some believe its seas are enchanted, and the sun-drenched islands conceal a darker past, haunted with tales of lost ships. Now Bibi and Michael are finding themselves in the most extraordinary tale of all.
The Opposite of Living, de Genevieve McKay
« No matter how hard I fought, I couldn’t stop the dream from coming. »
Unable to speak, and haunted by terrible dreams, Carolina Brown must use her brilliant mind, twisted sense of humour, and unstoppable will-power in order to survive as a “prisoner” of the Institution.
When a mysterious couple appears, claiming to be her aunt and uncle, Cara has a chance at a new life. Will she be able to follow her dream of being a world-renowned chef, or will the nightmares, her temper and wild, feral nature ruin everything?
Thrown into a world where nothing is as it seems, Cara is led on a strange adventure that forces her to question everything she holds true about reality. About her past, her future and the world around her, including what it means to be alive.
Darkworld #1 – Skin Deep, de T.G. Ayer
Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.
But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.
The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?
Voilà donc les nouveaux arrivés dans ma PAL, pour mon plus grand bonheur !
Très bon dimanche les p’tits elfes !