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.
Après ma virée chez Waterstones la semaine dernière, j’ai été plus sage cette semaine. Pas d’achat à proprement parler cette semaine donc, mais… j’ai succombé aux joies du one-clickage gratuit. Ma PAL numérique s’est donc enrichie des titres suivants:
Kaos Genesis #1 – Aèle, de Yotis Kavopoulos
C’est dans un monde divisé où règnent la discorde, la corruption et le chaos que les dieux prennent la décision de remettre pied sur terre afin de rétablir la paix et l’ordre au sein des hommes. Un nouveau tournant s’amorce ainsi pour l’humanité… Kaos Genesis est un univers fantastique habité par des créatures mythiques et façonné par la magie des dieux où vous pourrez suivre les aventures d’Engy et de Démée, deux enfants aux destins extraordinaires.
Descendant Prophecies #1 – From Gods, de Mary Ting
Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants.
Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.
Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the decedents of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?
The Morphid Chronicles #1 – Keeper, de Ingrid Seymour
For them, free will is a luxury . . .
Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He’s tired of being an ugly runt–always picked last on the basketball court–when he could be strong and what girls call « drop dead gorgeous. » But as much as he looks forward to the transformation, he also fears the caste it will inevitably assign to him. He doesn’t want a common caste. He wants a powerful one, a cool one.
Samantha Gibson is average. She’s short and a little full around the hips–a terribly cute look for a future chef. She’s two years away from culinary school, from her uncaring parents, and from carving a perfectly Human future. She wants independence, a career and a quiet life of her own.
Except fate couldn’t care less about what Greg and Samantha want and gives them exactly the opposite. Greg’s metamorphosis assigns him a caste that enslaves him, while Samantha’s chance to attend Le Cordon Bleu is taken away. But things are never as interesting as when Ashby–an intriguing blonde with a hidden identity–enters her life with a splash.
Greg’s fate is to be Samantha’s Keeper, to protect her at a time when someone wants her dead. He will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, even if her secret past proves deadly, even if he’s keeping her safe for someone else.
Dark Angel Chronicles 1 – Starfire Angels, de Melanie Nilles
They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.
Raea is now a high school senior, and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it’s a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire’s power have sent an agent to find her, but she’s too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Nevermind learning what she really is.
Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he’s not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.
The Spellspinners of Melas County 1 – Witch’s Brew, de Heidi R. Kling
Once soulmates, the witch and warlock covens of the California coast have been estranged for a century. Raised to hate each other, their teenagers meet in the Solstice Stones, a magical battleground where they draw energy from each other to maintain their balance. 16 year olds Logan and Lily have spent years training for their first Stones…only to discover just days before that the enemy may not be what either of them had thought.
In Witch’s Brew, Lily is torn between her feelings for Logan and her coven’s need to know who—or what—he is. The young lovers race against time, their distrust for each other, and the powerful influence of their elders to unravel the mystery of their pasts before their future is destroyed.
Voilà donc les nouveaux arrivés dans ma PAL, pour mon plus grand bonheur !
Très bon dimanche les p’tits elfes !