The Beauty That Remains

29736467The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Grief, Contemporary, LGBT, Diversity


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Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered. Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second

33286891Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, LGBT, Politics


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Civil War II is behind her, and a brand new chapter for Kamala Khan is about to begin! But it’s lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It’s time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she is on her own. Plus: it’s election time! Kamala gets out the vote! Continue reading

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II

29775583Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Coming of Age, Culture


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While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about – like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel’s teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle’s front line, she faces a fight she can’t embiggen her way out of. She’s about to learn a valuable lesson: Never meet your idols! As war intensifies, tragedy strikes too close to home – and Ms. Marvel must choose between her heroes and her family. When friends become foes, Ms. Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together. Kamala will be forced to grow up fast and find her true place in the world. But will she be an international sensation…or a menace? Continue reading

L’arbre des souhaits – Kyo Maclear

L' arbre des souhaitsL’arbre des souhaits de Kyo Maclear

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Novembre 2016
Éditions: Scholastic
Sujets: Album illustré, Animaux, Hiver, Gentillesse


DESCRIPTION:

Charles aimerait tant trouver un arbre de souhaits! Même si son frère et sa soeur ne croient pas qu’une telle chose existe, il saisit son toboggan et part à l’aventure. Sa route sera semée d’expériences merveilleuses qui lui feront découvrir que les souhaits se réalisent parfois de façon inattendue. Continue reading

Le Jardinier de La Nuit

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Le Jardinier de La Nuit de Eric Fan

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Mars 2017
Éditions: Scholastic
Sujets: Album illustré, Communauté, Artiste


DESCRIPTION:

L’album s’ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l’atmosphère d’une ville semblable à tant d’autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d’un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le feuillage des arbres de somptueuses sculptures. L’album se pare de plus en plus de couleurs évoquant la joie. Parmi la foule rassemblée au pied des oeuvres, seul un jeune garçon aura le bonheur de connaître l’auteur de tant de beauté. Il deviendra l’apprenti de ce vieil artiste qui lui transmettra avec bienveillance son précieux savoir. Continue reading

Game of Gnomes – Kirsten Mayer

Game of GnomesGame of Gnomes by Kirsten Mayer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Publication Date: November 2017
Publisher: Imprint
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Winter, Competition, Fantasy


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The Winter Gnome Games are coming to the Gnome Garden! This is great news for Ginger. Every gnome in the Garden calls Ginger nicknames like “red” or “curly” because of her hair, but this Winter sports competition is the perfect chance to make a name for herself–her own name! Gnomes compete in downhill sledding, figure skating, and curling, but Ginger can’t help showing off some daring skills in each event! Her rule-busting moves put her on thin ice with the judges. But when her friend Al needs help, Ginger proves with courage and creativity that she’s more than her appearance. Continue reading

Filles à papa (Dad #1)

Dad - tome 1 - Filles à papaFilles à papa de Nob

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Mars 2015
Éditions: Dupuis
Âge recommandé: 12+
Sujets: Bande Dessinée, Vie Moderne, Histoire de famille, Humour


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Père célibataire au foyer, c’est un boulot à plein temps, et ce n’est pas Dad qui va prétendre le contraire ! Surtout avec quatre filles au caractère bien trempé, et pas vraiment du genre à s’écraser devant leur éternel ado de père… Entre Pandora l’intello, Ondine la volcanique, Roxane l’espiègle et Bébérenice la petite dernière, ce comédien au chômage a trouvé le rôle de sa vie : celui de s’occuper de sa famille sans rien perdre de sa propre jeunesse. Continue reading