Des sirènes, des licornes et de l’amour

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La sirène et la licorne par Erin Mosta
Format: ebook
Publié par: Rageot (20/06/2018)
Top 3 Genres: Young adult, Romance, LGBTQ
Catégorie: Au feu/si vous n’avez rien d’autre a lire/A Avoir/Courrez l’acheter
Source: Netgalley
Pour acheter le livre :FR
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Hello les dragons! Est ce que vous êtes prêts pour une belle romance d’été? Pour une lecture toute douce et pleine de paillettes? Alors La sirène et la licorne est pour vous 😉 Je vous en parle un peu plus juste en dessous!

Tout les oppose, pourtant elles s’attirent, et vont vivre une très belle histoire d’amour au coeur de l’été.
La licorne, c’est Lili. 17 ans, cheveux longs couleur arc-en-ciel, ballerines pailletées. Elle est passionnée par les effets spéciaux et le maquillage au cinéma. Elle a été harcelée sur le Net par les élèves de sa classe. Pour oublier, elle quitte la banlieue parisienne et part en vacances chez sa tante près de l’océan. En apparence, tout va bien et elle assume. La réalité est moins facile.
La sirène, c’est Cris. Cheveux courts, baskets défoncées, vieux jean trop large. Passionnée de voile et de natation, elle est plus à l’aise sur l’océan qu’au milieu de la foule. En vacances dans la maison de vacances familiale, elle tente de guérir d’une blessure. Fragile en apparence, elle possède une vraie force intérieure.

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Toil and Trouble: witchcraft and witchy women!

Fichier_001Toil and Trouble, 15 tales of women and witchcraft, edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood.
Format: 
ebook
Published by Harlequin Teen
Release date: 
August 28th, 2018
Top 3 Genres:
 Young Adult, Magic, Short stories.
My rating: 
Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Source: 
ARC by Harlequin Teen /NetGalley
To buy the book: CA • US • FR
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Let’s enroll in piracy with Over Raging Tides!

8ed1157c-89b8-4329-9292-63da4562825e.jpgOver raging tides by Jennifer Ellision
Series: Lady Pirates
Format: 
ebook
Pages: 239
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release date: March 20th, 2018
Top 3 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
My rating: Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Source: ARC on NetGalley
To buy the book: CA • US • FR
Add to: Goodreads

Hey bookdragons! Talking about a Teen book I had the chance to read thanks to Netgalley. A story of pirates, treasure hunt, and monsters: Over raging tides!

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It is time to Ignite the stars!

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Series: Ignite the stars
Format: 
ebook
Pages: 400 in Hardback
Published by Albert Whitman & Company
Release date: September 4th, 2018
Top 3 Genres: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Adventure
My rating: Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Source: ARC on NetGalley
To buy the book: CA • US • FR
Add to: Goodreads

Hey bookdragons! Remember when I told you I did not read sci-fi? Well, that was before. Before Terry Pratchett, The Illuminae files, Phobos, and now… Ignite the stars! And let me tell you the latest was just as good as the others! Let me tell you why you should get this book as soon as it comes out 😉

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Book reviews #6: No good deed by Kara Connolly

Processed with VSCO with  presetEllie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.
 
Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?
 
Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.

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A retelling of Robin Hood with a female lead? I am in! That’s the first thing I thought when I read about No Good Deed. And honestly, I was right to be. I was not disappointed by this book at all. the author took a young archer from the 21st century and send her 800 years before, in a very different context. Ellie, our hero, will learn the hard way how different the world is under Prince John regency, and the difference she can make. She will make strange encounters and befriend quite special people… and she will become a legend!
The first thing I loved about this book is the narrator being Ellie. We discover this strange century with her, her comparisons with her own world, her struggles and most of all, her humor. You will feel comfortable with Ellie, like if she was a friend telling you a story, modern, full of life and compelling. I simply loved her.
I also really enjoyed how the author turned history into her story. How Robin came to be, to become the legend we know. Half by accident, half by creating himself.
All the characters were also built interestingly, from James to Isabel to Guilbert. They all are very well defined and bring something different to the story. And for once, there was no straight forward romance. Hints, yes, but the main focus was the making of Robin Hood, and the travel of Ellie.

It was also good to have a why as for the archery skills at the heart of this book, just as not having all the answers regarding time travel. The end reveals an interesting little surprise too 😉
Overall, a story full of humor, lead by a teenage girl you can only love and sweat for, and so different from the classic Robin Hood story!

I would DEFINITELY recommend this book to all the lovers of smart and sassy female leads, Katniss type with bow and arrow, but also all the persons who watched or read about Robin Hood! (was I the only one watching the old not-so-good TV shows like 10-15 years ago? )

See you for a cup!

Elise

 

Thank you Random House Kids for sending me this ebook!