mercoledì 6 aprile 2016

Prossime uscite: romanzi in lingua

Buonasera a tutti, Lettori! ♥ Mi sono assentata per una settimana ma per ora il ritmo delle mie pubblicazioni non credo che aumenterà, il che ovviamente mi spiace ma ci sono cose che non si possono trascurare purtroppo, in primis la scuola. Oggi pomeriggio però avevo un po' di tempo libero e mi sono decisa a girovagare sul web per cercare qualche romanzo interessante in uscita nelle librerie inglesi e/o americane che ovviamente, grazie all'amato Amazon (o anche altri siti certamente... non voglio fare alcun tipo di pubblicità XD) possiamo facilmente avere pure noi sul nostro scaffale. Vi allertò che è da un settimane che non riesco a tenere d'occhio le prossime uscite quindi tenere a freno il mio entusiasmo, e quindi il numero di romanzi presenti nel post, sarà difficoltoso...
Flawed
Amo lo stile di Cecelia Ahern, che posso dire tra i miei scrittori preferiti; qui la trama è davvero particolare, sospesa tra lo young adult, il romantico e il paranormale. La copertina poi è perfetta: semplice e decorata all'essenziale.
 5 aprile
Trama:
You will be punished… Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.
In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

25613366Different Class
Anche la scrittura utilizzata in questo romanzo di certo non deluderà il lettore. Mi ricordo ancora la delicatezza di Chocolat e di quella dolcezza che non solo caratterizzava il cioccolato ma pure l'atmosfera che avvolgeva il lettore...
 21 aprile
Trama:
After thirty years at St Oswald’s Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its ‘Brodie’ boys who, whilst of course he doesn’t have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher’s heart. But every so often there’s a boy who doesn’t fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside.
With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher’s dreams. A boy capable of bad things.

The Pier Falls: And Other StoriesThe pier falls
Un libro la cui trama dice tutto e niente contemporaneamente. Mi aspetto grandi cose da Mark Haddon dopo la sua eccellenza nel comporre Lo strano caso del cane ucciso a mezzanotte
 10 maggio
Trama:
In the prize-winning story "The Gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty .45; in "The Island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a cadre of sheltered artistocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility.
Yet the collection achieves a sum that is greater than its parts, proving itself a meditation not only on isolation and loneliness but also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other, often despite themselves. In its titular story, the narrator describes with fluid precision a catastrophe that will collectively define its victims as much as it will disperse them—and brilliantly lays bare the reader's appetite for spectacle alongside its characters'. Cut with lean prose and drawing inventively from history, myth, fairy tales, and, above all, the deep well of empathy that made his three novels so compelling, The Pier Falls reveals a previously unseen side of the celebrated author.
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Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
Amo l'idea di fondo di questo romanzo e il tema che affronta, ovvero cosa succede quando il mondo virtuale e quello reale si incontrano.
 19 aprile
Trama:
Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her weed-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.
When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series—they’re the real-life kids from her high school. Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them...until a dramatic series of events exposes a very different reality than Scarlett's stories, forever transforming her approach to relationships—both online and off.

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The year we turned forty
Una copertina ed una trama molto dolci con quella frase se potessi ripetere un anno della tua vita, cosa faresti diversamente? che ci fa fermare a pensare un secondo.
 26 aprile
Trama:
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.
Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires.
Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love.
But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all


Ecco! Abbiamo concluso l'incontro romanzi promettenti di vari generi e autori! Ne avete segnati di altri?

Francy

5 commenti:

  1. Mi ispirano in particolar modo gli ultimi due, "Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here" di Anna Breslow e "The year we turned forty" di Liz Fenton e Lisa Steinke!

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  2. L'ultimo è quello che mi attira di più!

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  3. L'ultimo sembra molto bello! anche il penultimo in verità...sarà che le storie paranormali non sono il mio genere ;)

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  4. Sono sempre molto curiosa di leggere la Harris, ha una bellissima scrittura. E dovrei leggere qualcos'altro di Haddon, Lessi lo strano caso del cane ucciso a mezzanotte molti anni fa, ma lo ricordo ancora bene.

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  5. Ciao Francy! Mi ispirano molto il libro della Ahern e anche "The year we turned forty".
    Spero ti farà piacere, ti invito a partecipare ad un Linky Party sul blog Book Blogger Side Effects

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