Librairie Internationale V.O.

24,20
Conseillé par (Libraire)
21 février 2024

The Tainted Cup is a great hommage to the Sherlock Holmes stories, with an incredible set of characters, a psychedelic world building and a really well done murder mystery.

I let myself be completely taken away by the world of the Empire - threatened by giant monsters (hi Attack on Titan) and endangered by rich people (there is a real critic of gentrification here) - and totally adored Din, Ana and the rest of the side characters.
The Holmes-Watson relationship was really funny and I cant wait to read more of their adventures together.

Camille

24,20
Conseillé par (Libraire)
21 février 2024

The Tainted Cup is a great hommage to the Sherlock Holmes stories, with an incredible set of characters, a psychedelic world building and a really well done murder mystery.

I let myself be completely taken away by the world of the Empire - threatened by giant monsters (hi Attack on Titan) and endangered by rich people (there is a real critic of gentrification here) - and totally adored Din, Ana and the rest of the side characters. The Holmes-Watson relationship was really funny and I cant wait to read more of their adventures together.
Camille

Kaveh Akbar

Picador

21,80
Conseillé par (Libraire)
27 janvier 2024

"Becoming an earth martyr. It made sense, and then suddenly it didn't."

Martyr! is surely one of the best books I have read in my life. Through the story of Cyrus, a recovering alcoholic obsessed by the idea of martyrdom, Kaveh Akbar weaves a story about addiction, grief, friendship and grace. There is so much grace and beauty in this book, so much love and desperation to learn about the meaning of life and death, after the loss of someone, that I just fell completely in love with the writing and the characters.

It's Akbar's first novel - he's also a poet - and I sure will be following his next works now.
Camille

Conseillé par (Libraire)
11 janvier 2024

“Of course Shara gave her this instead of an explanation. Of course she cast herself as the main character of her own personal John Green novel.”

After Red, White and Royal Blue and One Lost Stop, Casey McQuinston tries themselves into their first YA novel and it's a complete success ! Chloe Green goes looking after her highschool nemesis Shara Wheeler, after she mysteriously disappeared before graduation. For this, she has to team up with Rory, Shara's neighbor, and Smith, Shara's ex-boyfriend, who like her, got curious pink letters addressed to them. Follow unlikely alliances, growing feelings, and a lot of perfumed puzzles to solve. I Kissed Shara Wheeler is a funny and uplifting coming of age story with complex and messy teenagers, academic rivals to lovers and surprising and moving friendships. The story itself takes place in the south of the US, in a small town in the Bible Belt, where it can be hard to be queer and out. But the force of McQuinston's novel is that they show with a lot of nuance how queer youth succeed in growing around it, hopeful and proud. It's the perfect choice if you're looking for queer positivity, quirky banter between friends and teenage complex feelings about themselves !

16,00
Conseillé par (Libraire)
11 janvier 2024

Everything changes, and everything stays the same !

Everything changes, and everything stays the same ! That is the mantra of Jonathan Coe's latest book, which tells a nation's story through generations of the same family? It's ambitious, it's clever and it works.

Through 7 periods of time, follow the life of Mary's family and see the UK evolve through their eyes : Wales nationalism, the worshipping of James Bond, the "chocolate wars", the outpouring of love for the "people's princess"...

You'll want to read more and more about their stories and History.