In My Mailbox est un rendez-vous qui a été mis en place par Kristi du blog The Story Siren et inspiré par Alea du blog Pop Culture Junkie. 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.
Comme promis, voici mon In My Mailbox spécial achats de Londres ! =) Et je peux vous dire que je me suis lâchée ^^ En même temps, j'avais beaucoup d'argent, et rien de spécial à acheter donc j'en ai profité ! Et puis c'était l'occasion d'acheter une partie des livres VO qui me tentaient depuis longtemps ! :) Voici donc les 9 livres que j'ai acheté :
Tout d'abord, je suis ENFIN allée au Waterstones de Picadilly, et OMG que c'est grand !!! :O J'étais perdue ! Et euphorique d'être dans une aussi grande librairie ^^ J'ai mis un peu de temps à trouver la section " Teen " où étaient rangés les livres Young Adult, mais une fois devant, j'étais aux anges ! J'ai donc choisi ( très difficilement car tellement me faisaient envie ! ) 6 livres, et je suis ensuite allée prendre un Doctor Who dans un autre rayon. ^^
Et voici donc les 7 livres en question :
En détail :
1. I am a Dalek de Gareth Roberts.
Résumé : " Equipped with space suits, golf clubs and a flag, the Doctor and Rose are planning to live it up, Apollo mission-style, on the Moon. But the TARDIS has other plans, landing them instead in a village on the south coast of England; a picture-postcard sort of place where nothing much happens. Until now...
An archaeological dig has turned up a Roman mosaic, circa AD 70, depicting mythical scenes, grapes and a Dalek. A few days later a young woman, rushing for work, is knocked over and killed by a bus, then comes back to life.
It's not long before all hell breaks loose, and the Doctor and Rose must use all their courage and cunning against an alien enemy and a not-quite-alien accomplice who are intent on destroying humanity. "
Alors il y avait pas mal de choix pour les Doctor Who, mais comme je venais d'acheter 6 livres au rayon Young Adult, j'ai décidé de rester raisonnable et j'ai acheté le Quick Reads qui me manquait, comme il n'était qu'à 2.99 ^^
2. Code Name Verity de Elizabeth Wein.
Résumé : " Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.
When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.
As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy ? "
Cela faisait des mois que j'avais envie de lire Code Name Verity, depuis que Maureen Johnson en a parlé sur Twitter en fait. ^^ Du coup, il faisait parti de ceux que je cherchais en particulier à Waterstones ^^ Alors je suis très contente de l'avoir enfin ! =D
3. The worst girlfriend in the world de Sarra Manning.
Résumé : " Alice Jenkins is the worst girlfriend in the world according to the many, many boys who've shimmied up lampposts and shoplifted from New Look to impress her, only to be dumped when she gets bored of them. Alice has a very low boredom threshold.
But she never gets bored with Franny, her best friend since they met at nursery school. Friends are for ever. Ain't nothing going to come between them. Girls rule, boys drool is their motto. Well, it's Alice's motto, Franny doesn't have much time for boys; they're all totes immature and only interested in one thing.
But then there's Louis Allen, lead singer of Thee Desperadoes, the best band in Merrycliffe-on-sea (though that could be because they're the only band in Merrycliffe-on-sea). He's a tousle-haired, skinny-jeaned, sultry-eyed manchild, the closest thing that Franny's ever seen to the hipsters that she's read about on the internet and she's been crushing on him HARD for the last three years.
She's never worked up the courage to actually speak to him but she's sure on some deeper level that goes beyond mere words, Louis absolutely knows that she's his soulmate. He just doesn't know that he knows it yet. It's why he cops off with so many other girls.
So, when Alice, bored with callow youths, sets her sights on Louis it threatens to tear the girls' friendship apart, even though they're better than fighting over a boy.
They strike a devil's deal - may the best girl win. Best friends become bitter rivals and everything comes to an explosive conclusion on their first trip to London.
Can true friendship conquer all ? "
Le dernier roman de Sarra Manning, qui est sorti il n'y a pas très longtemps ! Etant donné que j'ai beaucoup aimé Attachiante, je n'ai pas résisté à l'acheter. =)
4. Devilish de Maureen Johnson.
" A deal with the devil....
Jane Jarvis and her best friend Allison aren't exactly at the top of the social scene at Saint Teresa's Prepatory School for Girls, but they'll always have each other, right?
The day after an epically hideous and embarrassing disaster, Allison comes to school transformed. Suddenly she's sporting a cute new hairstyle, and she has all the right answers in class. With the help of a strangely wise freshman boy, Jane discovers the unbelievable truth behind the drastic change: Allison has sold her soul to the devil. Now it's up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend--without losing her own soul in the process. "
Ai-je vraiment besoin de dire pourquoi j'ai acheté ce livre ? :D Pour compléter ma collection Maureen Johnson évidemment !!! =D C'est l'un des premiers livres qu'elle a écrit, et je ne crois pas qu'il ai été traduit en français malheureusement.
5. Maybe One Day de Melissa Kantnor.
Résumé : " Zoe and Olivia have been best friends for as long as either can remember, and they ve always had Big Plans to tour the world as prima ballerinas. But when they re cut from the ballet company, their plans for the future evaporate. Zoe can t imagine anything worse happening...until Olivia gets sick. Really sick. Suddenly, not being able to dance is the least of their problems.
Now Zoe needs to put on a brave face and be positive for Olivia. Even when she isn t sure what to say. Even when Olivia misses months of school. Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia s crush.
The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward is knowing that Olivia will beat this thing, and everything will go back to the way it was before. It has to. Because the alternative is too terrifying for her to even imagine. "
Un livre qui me tentait depuis quelque temps, et que j'ai failli ne pas voir dans les rayons car ce n'est pas la même couverture que celle sur Amazon. ^^ Je suis contente de l'avoir trouvé :)
6. Willow de Julia Hoban.
Résumé : " Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willow's parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made it. Willow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down.
Told in an arresting, fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her. "
Un autre livre qui me tentait depuis quelque temps :) Il a de bons avis un peu partout, et l'histoire à l'air intéressante :)
7. The truth about Alice de Jennifer Mathieu.
Résumé : " Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.
Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself. "
Alors celui ci j'étais trop contente de le trouver ! J'ai envie de le lire depuis avant qu'il sorte, et je crois que des 7 c'est celui que je suis le plus pressée de lire !!!
Ensuite, j'ai acheté deux autres livres au Summer in the city ( raison pour laquelle j'allais à Londres d'ailleurs ). Pour ceux qui ne saurait pas ce que c'est, c'est la plus grand convention Youtube du Royaume-Uni :) C'est un peu comme le Vidcon, mais en Angleterre. :) Et cette année, ils y avait un stand Hot Key Books, et ils vendaient quelques livres, tous à 5 livres seulement, ce qui était très intéressant !!! Alors évidemment j'étais obligée d'en acheter !
J'ai donc pris :
En détail :
1. The key to the golden firebird de Maureen Johnson.
Résumé : " There are lots of rules for the road, but none when it comes to the heart
Life hasn't been the same for the Gold sisters since their father died. Brooks is not-so-quietly falling apart, May is desperately trying to keep everything and everyone together, and Palmer... well, who knows what's up with Palmer. May is sure if she could just learn to drive, life would be so much simpler. But with both her mom and Brooks permanently AWOL, getting her licence is looking hopeless - until Pete offers to teach her. Pete, the incredibly annoying boy-next-door who's like a brother to May... or is he? This summer May's going to have to learn to cope with a lot more than just Driver's Ed if she wants to keep her family together, get the guy and maybe - just maybe - earn the key to the Golden Firebird. "
Un autre Maureen Johnson <3
2. Love letters to the dead de Ava Dellaira.
Résumé : " It begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person - any dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain - he died young, and so did Laurel's sister May - so maybe he'll understand a bit of what Laurel is going through. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people - Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart ...it's like she can't stop. And she'd certainly never dream of handing them in to her teacher. She writes about what it's like going to a new high school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time - and how her family has shattered since May died. But much as Laurel might find writing the letters cathartic, she can't keep real life out forever. The ghosts of her past won't be contained between the lines of a page, and she will have to come to terms with growing up, the agony of losing a beloved sister, and the realisation that only you can shape your destiny. It is a lyrical, haunting and stunning debut from the protege of Stephen Chbosky (The perks of being a wallflower). "
Vu sa popularité sur la blogosphère depuis quelques temps, j'étais ravie de le voir sur le stand, je vais pouvoir ENFIN le lire !! =D
Et le plus, c'est qu'ils offraient un sac et un poster " We were liars " en cadeau !!! :D J'étais hyper contente ! D'ailleurs, j'ai déjà accroché le poster dans ma chambre :P
Il est chouette non ? En plus, c'est ma citation préférée du livre qui est écrite dessus =)
Et pour finir ce loooooooooooooooong In my mailbox, une photo de tout les livres ensemble ! :)
Et vous, quoi de neuf dans vos boites aux lettres ? :)