Vos prochains trésors littéraires – Avril

(Par Sophie Vaillancourt et Stéphanie Bourgoin-Gaudet)

À chaque mois, une foule de nouvelles publications prennent d’assaut les tablettes de vos librairies préférées. Stéphanie et moi-même nous sommes donné le mandat de vous partager les livres que nous attendons avec impatience ainsi que ceux que nous avons découverts durant nos recherches et qui nous ont paru intéressants. Je tiens à vous rappeler que nous avons aussi comme but de vous faire découvrir la littérature jeunesse, donc ne vous étonnez pas si cet article contient peu de fictions générales.

Petite note : La plupart des livres sont des nouvelles publications anglophones. Les synopsis sont donc en anglais pour ceux-ci. (Pour des soucis de droits d’auteurs, nous ne pouvons vous les traduire.)

En espérant que vous trouverez livre à votre table de chevet!

Agent Jea- Alex A.Agent Jean T.6 – Alex A.
Attention, ce résumé ne sera pas facile à suivre! Vous êtes prêts? Alors, voilà… L’Agence a mis la main sur l’Intra-neuronal 3000, le plus gros cerveau artificiel jamais créé. Afin d’en parfaire la programmation inachevée par Gabriel Lobe, célèbre informaticien toujours recherché, Billy et Jean sont appelés à voyager virtuellement à bord du cerveau. Pour y parvenir, les deux membres de l’Agence devront brancher leurs consciences à la machine et faire fi de tout ce qui leur semble réel ou pas… Si l’aventure venait à mal tourner, leurs consciences s’évaporeraient pour toujours.

sea of shadows- Kelley ArmstrongSea of Shadows – Kelley Armstrong
In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.
Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.
Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

Great – Sara Benincasa
great- Sara BenincasaIn Sara Benincasa’s contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.
Everyone loves a good scandal.
Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta’s carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.
Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa’s darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers.

Frozen – Erin Bowman
frozen- Erin BowmanThe Heists were only the beginning.
Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.
Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…

The Here and Now – Ann Brashares
the here and now- Ann BrasharesAn unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world … if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.
Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.
But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

The Ring and The Crown – Melissa de la Cruz
the ring and the crown- Melissa de la CruzPrincess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?
Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of her Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen.
But even with the aid of Emrys’ magic, Eleanor’s extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen’s Guard.
Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie’s face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she’s always wanted. And Aelwyn will get what she’s always dreamed of–the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor’s court: trust no one.

The Taking – Kimberly Derting
the taking- Kimberly DertingA flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.
When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.
Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.
Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

La ville corrompue T.3 – Danielle Dumais
la ville corrompue- Danielle DumaisSera-t-il possible de rétablir l’unité dans la Ville?
Dans la Ville, les habitants des Quartiers du Loup, de l’Ours, de l’Oiseau-lyre et du Cygne ont cultivé leurs différences au point où la dissension et la discorde fleurissent partout. A-Nissius, le nouvel Arcane Supérieur, dans un accès de colère insensé, ouvre la brèche par laquelle le secret des Mages rejoindra le présent.
Histoires d’amour, d’emprisonnement et de luttes de pouvoir bouleversent les vies. Ici et là, les forces s’organisent pour réaliser le projet d’unité de Loup-Ardent mais les obstacles semblent insurmontables. Venus des Confins, les étranges Kavalers sont accueillis par les Bannis. Qui sont-ils ? Que veulent-ils ? Pendant que Loup-Ardent affronte son destin de chef, la Cygne Ottilia apprend la sagesse des Ourses et retrouve sa particule.
Que signifie le retour des Kavalers? Où se trouve maintenant la plume d’A-Nnantha ? De quels sacrifices les habitants devront-ils payer l’instauration du nouvel ordre rêvé par Loup-Ardent et Pietr?
Troisième tome de la saga La Ville corrompue, le Livre de l’Unité boucle l’histoire d’une ville chambardée par le passage de l’étrangère Gabrielle, l’héroïne du premier tome. Bravoure, persévérance et audace, chaque personnage assume son destin pendant qu’éclatent les supercheries et les mensonges.

salvage- Alexandra DuncanSalvage – Alexandra Duncan
Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.


Exile – Kevin Emerson
exile- Kevin EmersonCatherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.
Summer also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band’s past becomes another’s present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the well-mannered Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it’s time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

Dear Killer – Katherine Ewell
dear killer- Katherine EwellRule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.
Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.
But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.
Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick
what I thought was true- Huntley FitzpatrickGwen Castle’s Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He’s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island’s summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she’ll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen’s dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

Histoires d’ogres – Katia Gagnon
Histoires d'ogres- Katia GagnonQuel destin attend Jade, une jeune escorte adepte de crack ? Et Stéphane Bellevue, ce pédophile en libération conditionnelle qui a purgé une peine pour le meurtre sordide d’un adolescent ?
Après La Réparation, Katia Gagnon nous offre un second roman qui s’inspire d’histoires vraies. Encore une fois, elle met en scène le personnage attachant de Marie Dumais, journaliste en quête de scoops et d’amour. Elle nous entraîne dans son exploration de la marge et des êtres troubles qui y vivent.
Si la plupart des personnages de ce roman sont des écorchés vifs, des carencés affectifs, des êtres humains qui se rejoignent dans leur souffrance, seuls quelques-uns d’entre eux atteignent le point de bascule, celui qui les fait passer à l’acte. Pourquoi ?

C’est la faute à Patrick Roy – Luc Gélinas
C'est la faute à Patrick Roy- Luc GélinasRepêché par les Kings, Félix Riopel se prépare à entreprendre sa troisième saison dans la LHJMQ quand une nouvelle fracassante éclate : Richard Caisse, l’entraîneur-chef des Huskies, quitte la formation qu’il dirige depuis de nombreuses années pour devenir coach et directeur général de l’Océanic de Rimouski. À ses premières armes comme entraîneur, Russel Toussaint, l’ancienne vedette des Stars de Dallas, prend les rênes des Huskies.
Avant de mettre le cap sur Los Angeles pour son premier camp professionnel, Félix fait une escale à Rouyn, où son premier contact avec Toussaint le laisse perplexe. Puis, après une expérience tout aussi enrichissante qu’enivrante dans la LNH, le numéro 57 revient en Abitibi rempli de bonnes intentions et connaît un début de saison étonnant. Pourtant, autour de lui, la tension monte et des coéquipiers démissionnent. Les Huskies réussissent malgré tout à se tirer d’affaire, mais Félix a maille à partir avec Toussaint, qui le mute au centre du troisième trio. Malheureux, Rippy travaille avec acharnement et se répète qu’il n’a aucun contrôle sur la situation.
À l’approche de la période de transactions, Richard Caisse voudrait bien mettre la main sur son ancien joueur. Réussira-t-il à conclure un pacte avec son ancien patron ?

TFiOS - PaperbackThe Fault in Our Stars (PAPERBACK!) – John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
to all the boys I've loved before- Jenny HanTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Sweet Reckoning – Wendy Higgins
sweet reckoning- Wndy HigginsIt’s time.
Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.
The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.
In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

Return to Paradise – Pittacus Lore
return to paradise- Pittacus LoreIn this thrilling one-hundred-page prequel companion novella, discover what happened in the aftermath of the Mogadorians’ attack on Paradise, Ohio, from Mark James—Number Four’s bully-turned-ally.
After Four leaves town to find the rest of the Garde, Mark is left behind to pick up the pieces. His school has been destroyed, his home burned down, and, worst yet, Mark now knows the horrifying truth: aliens live among us and some of them seek to destroy us. Even with the FBI tailing him and Sarah Hart, Mark tries to return to a normal life. But when Sarah goes missing, he knows he can no longer sit back and do nothing. His quest to find her will lead him to new allies and a startling revelation about the Mogadorians’ plan for invasion.

Tease – Amanda Maciel
tease- Amanda MacielEmma Putnam is dead, and it’s all Sara Wharton’s fault.
At least, that’s what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma’s shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who’s ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media.
During the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her role in an undeniable tragedy. And she’ll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.
In this powerful debut novel inspired by real-life events, Amanda Maciel weaves a narrative of high school life as complex and heartbreaking as it is familiar: a story of everyday jealousies and resentments, misunderstandings and desires. Tease is a thought-provoking must-read that will haunt readers long after the last page.

Talker 25 – Joshua McCune
talker 25- Joshua McCuneIt’s a high school prank gone horribly wrong-sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon-and now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life. Chilling, epic, and wholly original, this debut novel imagines a North America where dragons are kept on reservations, where strict blackout rules are obeyed no matter the cost, where the highly weaponized military operates in chilling secret, and where a gruesome television show called Kissing Dragons unites the population. Joshua McCune’s debut novel offers action, adventure, fantasy, and a reimagining of popular dragon lore.

central park- guillaume mussoCentral Park – Guillaume Musso
Alice, jeune flic parisienne, et Gabriel, pianiste de jazz américain, se réveillent menottés l’un à l’autre sur un banc de Central Park. Ils ne se connaissent pas et n’ont aucun souvenir de leur rencontre. Pour comprendre ce qui leur arrive et renouer les fils de leurs vies, Alice et Gabriel n’ont pas d’autre choix que de faire équipe. La vérité qu’ils vont découvrir va bouleverser leur existence.

Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
dorothy must die- Danielle PaigeI didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.
What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

Sleep No More – Aprilynne Pike
sleep no more- Aprilynne PikeLisa McMann’s Wake trilogy meets the blockbuster Inception in this dark page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.
Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn’t tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate’s murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.
Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…

Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor
dream of gods and monsters- Laini TaylorBy way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

Raging Star – Moira Young
Raging star- Moira YoungSaba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton…until she meets him and he confounds all her expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The few who can pay.
Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother, Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia. What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

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