13 novembre 2017

Novità in Libreria | 13-19 Novembre 2017

Buongiorno e bentornati all'appuntamento del lunedì con le novità in libreria?
Com'è andato il vostro weekend? Io ho approfittato del maltempo per avvolgermi nella mia copertina e dedicarmi alle serie tv in arretrato!



..IN ITALIANO..



15 Novembre

LA NUOVA ALBA
Autore: Alwyn Hamilton | Editore: Giunti | Serie: Rebel of the Sands #3 | Genere: fantasy
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Nonostante l'esecuzione capitale del Principe Ahmed, la ribellione che rende inquieto il deserto del Miraji non si è placata e il Sultano indice nuove gare per scegliere un principe ereditario, sperando così di ingraziarsi la popolazione. Tra gli avversari, Amani non ha ancora recuperato completamente i suoi poteri e le rimane un'unica possibilità se vuole liberare i ribelli prigionieri: correre il rischio di evocare un genio per chiederne l'aiuto. E in mezzo alle montagne non troverà un genio qualsiasi, ma proprio l'essere immortale che ha tradito il Primo Eroe. In mezzo a una natura selvaggia e affascinante Amani deve affrontare sfide cruciali. Amore, vita, morte, queste le parole chiave delle scelte che la aspettano...


16 Novembre

ARTEMIS. LA PRIMA CITTÀ
Autore: Andy Weir | Editore: Newton Compton Editori | Genere: sci-fi
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Jazz Bashara è una criminale. O qualcosa di molto simile. La vita su Artemis – la prima città costruita sulla Luna – può essere davvero difficile a meno di non essere molto ricchi. Ma Jazz non ha un sostanzioso conto in banca e si deve barcamenare tra piccole truffe e affari di contrabbando, visto che con il suo stipendio ufficiale riesce a malapena a pagare l’affitto. Per di più, ha dei progetti ambiziosi e per realizzarli le serve del denaro. Un bel po’ di denaro. Così, quando le si presenta l’opportunità di mettere a segno un grosso colpo che le consentirebbe di sistemarsi una volta per tutte, Jazz, nonostante gli evidenti rischi, decide di non tirarsi indietro. La ricompensa è una cifra da capogiro, ma l’impresa si rivela più pericolosa del previsto e lei si ritrova invischiata in una spirale di intrighi e cospirazioni letali. E a quel punto la sua unica possibilità di salvezza sarà rischiare il tutto per tutto, ben sapendo che in gioco non ci sono solo i suoi sogni di riscatto, ma il destino stesso di Artemis…


QUANTE VOLTE TI HO ODIATO
Autore: Kelly Siskind | Editore: Newton Compton Editori | Serie: Over the top #1 | Genere: contemporary romance
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Le regole dell'amore non seguono mai uno schema preciso

Quello che succede in vacanza, rimane in vacanza. O forse no?

Un viaggio con le amiche ad Aspen, una località sciistica paradisiaca: è proprio quello di cui Shay ha bisogno per dimenticare la rottura con il suo ex. Adesso è pronta a concentrarsi sulle amiche e le piste da sci incontaminate. Il fatto che ci siano bei ragazzi praticamente ovunque, di sicuro non guasta. Ma il sogno viene interrotto quando uno spericolato sciatore la mette al tappeto, travolgendola. La guerra è iniziata. Kolton non ha idea di cosa esattamente in Shay lo faccia infuriare. Non solo fa fatica a rimanere lucido in sua presenza, ma lei sembra avere la particolare capacità di fargli perdere la calma. Quando la rabbia si trasforma in una chimica esplosiva, i due verranno travolti dall’intensità di un’avventura che lascia a entrambi dubbi e insicurezze. Ma c’è qualcosa che va oltre l’odio e la passione, e Kolton e Shay in mezzo alle scaramucce e ai litigi potrebbero scoprire di provare qualcosa di importante… Se solo riuscissero a smettere di detestarsi.

IL CIELO È OVUNQUE
Autore: Jandy Nelson | Editore: Rizzoli | Genere: contemporary, ya
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Lennie, 16 anni, ha sempre vissuto dietro le quinte, ben contenta di lasciare le luci dei riflettori alla sorella maggiore Bailey. Così, quando quest'ultima muore all'improvviso, Lennie si ritrova scaraventata in un mondo di cui non ha mappe né riferimenti, completamente alla deriva. Per tenere ferma la barca della vita, Lennie si rende conto di aver bisogno di cose molte diverse, praticamente opposte, che solo due persone sembrano capaci di offrirle: Toby, l'ex ragazzo di Bailey, è l'unico che capisce il suo dolore, e Joe, che si è appena trasferito in città, ha da regalarle quella energia e quella musica che lei teme di aver perso per sempre. Ma sole e luna non possono stare nello stesso cielo, e Lennie si ritroverà a dover affrontare il più antico dei dilemmi: stare accovacciati di fronte alla piccola luce di un fuoco che muore, o prendere il coraggio a due mani e alzarsi ad affrontare il buio, in cerca di una luce più grande?




..IN INGLESE..



14 Novembre

WHICHWOOD
Autore: Tahereh Mafi | Editore: Dutton Books for Young Readers |  Genere: fantasy
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A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.


BLACKBIRD
Autore: Michael Fiegel | Editore: Skyhorse


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A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths―and the destruction left in their wake.

“When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger. And so I believe in neither free will nor predetermination. I believe in condiments.”

A cold-blooded killer-for-hire, Edison North drifts across America from city to city, crime scene to crime scene, leaving behind a world in flames. But during a random bloodbath at a fast food restaurant, Edison meets Christian, a young girl who mirrors his own vacant stare and stink of “other.” Though it’s been a long time since he felt anything resembling a human connection, something about this desperately lonely child calls to him. Edison feels certain she deserves better. And while he is not convinced that he can give her that, he can make her stronger. So begin the chronicles of Edison North―and his protégé.

As Edison begins Christian’s strange apprenticeship, Christian looks back upon her fractured upbringing and the training that made her into the killer she’s become. What follows is a brilliant―and ultimately tender―character study of two outsiders whose improbably forged bond unleashes a new facet of the human experience between them―and a jagged slash of violence on the world around them.


THE NINE
Autore: Tracy Townsend | Editore: Pyr |  Serie: Thieves of Fate #1 | Genere: dark fantasy
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In the dark streets of Corma exists a book that writes itself, a book that some would kill for...

Black market courier Rowena Downshire is just trying to pay her mother’s freedom from debtor's prison when an urgent and unexpected delivery leads her face to face with a creature out of nightmares. Rowena escapes with her life, but the strange book she was ordered to deliver is stolen.

The Alchemist knows things few men have lived to tell about, and when Rowena shows up on his doorstep, frightened and empty-handed, he knows better than to turn her away. What he discovers leads him to ask for help from the last man he wants to see—the former mercenary, Anselm Meteron.

Across town, Reverend Phillip Chalmers awakes in a cell, bloodied and bruised, facing a creature twice his size. Translating the stolen book may be his only hope for survival; however, he soon realizes the book may be a fabled text written by the Creator Himself, tracking the nine human subjects of His Grand Experiment. In the wrong hands, it could mean the end of humanity.

Rowena and her companions become the target of conspirators who seek to use the book for their own ends. But how can this unlikely team be sure who the enemy is when they can barely trust each other? And what will happen when the book reveals a secret no human was meant to know?


THE CITY OF BRASS
Autore: S.A. Chakraborty | Editore: Harper Voyager | Serie: The Daevabad Trilogy #1 | Genere: fantasy
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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass--a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .


OATHBRINGER
Autore: Brandon Sanderson |  Serie: The Stormlight Archive #3 | Genere: epic fantasy
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In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together―and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past―even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.


SEVENTH DECIMATE
Autore: Stephen R. Donaldson | Editore: The Great God's War #1 | Genere: fantasy
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Fire. Wind. Pestilence. Earthquake. Drought. Lightning. These are the six Decimates, wielded by sorcerers for both good and evil.

But a seventh Decimate exists--the most devastating one of all...

For centuries, the realms of Belleger and Amika have been at war, with sorcerers from both sides brandishing the Decimates to rain blood and pain upon their enemy. But somehow, in some way, the Amikans have discovered and invoked a seventh Decimate, one that strips all lesser sorcery of its power. And now the Bellegerins stand defenseless.

Prince Bifalt, eldest son of the Bellegerin King, would like to see the world wiped free of sorcerers. But it is he who is charged with finding the repository of all of their knowledge, to find the book of the seventh Decimate--and reverse the fate of his land.

All hope rests with Bifalt. But the legendary library, which may or may not exist, lies beyond an unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains--and beyond the borders of his own experience. Wracked by hunger and fatigue, sacrificing loyal men along the way, Bifalt will discover that there is a game being played by those far more powerful than he could ever imagine. And that he is nothing but a pawn...


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