English Books on my wishlist #41

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Titolo: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
Autore: Megan Shepherd

Trama:

There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. In the mirrors that line its grand hallways, which once belonged to a princess. In those that reflect the elegant rooms, now filled with sick children. It is her secret.


One morning, when Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens, she discovers something incredible: a white horse with broken wings has left the mirror-world and entered her own. 

Tucked into the garden’s once-gleaming sundial, Emmaline finds a letter from the Horse Lord. He is hiding the wounded white horse, named Foxfire, from a dark and sinister force—a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep the Black Horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?


Titolo: Between the Sea and the Sky
Autore: Jaclyn Dolamore

Trama:
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. 

Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. 
There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alander, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alander band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.


Titolo: Rules for stealins stars
Autore: Corey Ann Haydy

Trama:

In the tradition of Sharon Creech and Wendy Mass, Corey Ann Haydu's sparkling middle grade debut is a sister story with a twist of magic, a swirl of darkness, and a whole lot of hope.


Silly is used to feeling left out. Her three older sisters think she's too little for most things—especially when it comes to dealing with their mother's unpredictable moods and outbursts. This summer, Silly feels more alone than ever when her sisters keep whispering and sneaking away to their rooms together, returning with signs that something mysterious is afoot: sporting sunburned cheeks smudged with glitter and gold hair that looks like tinsel.

When Silly is brought into her sisters' world, the truth is more exciting than she ever imagined. The sisters have discovered a magical place that gives them what they truly need: an escape from the complications of their home life. But there are dark truths there, too. Silly hopes the magic will be the secret to saving their family, but she's soon forced to wonder if it could tear them apart.


Titolo: The incident on the bridge
Autore: Laura McNeal

Trama:

The last anyone saw of Thisbe Locke, she was standing by a car on the side of the bridge.


She’d been depressed since she stopped seeing Clay, who humiliated her in front of everyone at his party. But would Thisbe really jump because of that?
Her sister swears she wouldn’t.

The police know that grief-stricken families always hope for a different ending. And that decisions about jumping can be made in an instant.
Either way, there’s no sign of Thisbe.

4 commenti:

  1. Non avevo mai sentito nominare nessuno di questi titoli, ma sembrano tutti interessanti! In particolare mi incuriosisce Between the Sea and the Sky, non ho mai letto nulla riguardo le sirene e questo potrebbe essere il primo! ;)

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. In effetti anche io ho letto pochissimi libri sulle sirene, ma quei pochi, mi sono piaciuti molto, quindi sono curiosa di leggerne ancora :)

      Elimina
  2. Non conoscevo questi libri e devo dire che me li sono segnati quasi tutti XD

    RispondiElimina

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