Sookie Stackhouse. [1], Dead until dark

dead until darkCharlaine Harris
2008
FICTION H313s

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her « disability » to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next. [Novelist]

Elantris

elantrisBrandon Sanderson
2006
FICTION S216e

Elantris, un roman Standalone (roman sans suite ni connexion à d’autres romans) de Brandon Sanderson. L’histoire se déroule 10 ans après la catastrophe qui a détruit la Cité des Dieux, Élantris, où vivaient des êtres capables de guérir toute blessure et changer la poussière en nourriture. Depuis, ses habitants sont des vivants morts, sans pouls ni besoin de se nourrir, mais souffrant mille morts. Le royaume, diminué, survit sous une aristocratie marchande et fonce vers le désastre. Un jour où un mariage venait sceller deux royaumes, le prince fiancé se voit obligé de rejoindre les damnés dans l’ancienne cité des dieux…

A song of ice and fire.1, A game of thrones

game_thronesGeorge R.R. Martin
1996
M381s

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.

The Night Circus

The Night CircusErin Morgenstern
2011
FICTION M851n

A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in « a game, » in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. [NoveList]