Ultima settimana di febbraio e torna la #CreativityBloggerWeek con un nuovo tema! Anche questo mese vi aspettano i post che liberano la creatività delle partecipanti. Come sempre, la mia gratitudine va Deb del blog Leggendo Romance… e non solo per aver creato questa iniziativa e avermi coinvolta ❤️
E adesso il tema…
Questa è la settimana del Carnevale e che lo si festeggi o meno è sempre fantastico come periodo dell’anno! Ed è anche un tema molto versatile, su cui ci si può sbizzarrire e scrivere tantissimo… Ecco perché ho pensato a tre libri “carnevaleschi” e dove le maschere nascondo oscuri segreti, tre libri da noi ancora sconosciuti ma che mi piacerebbe tantissimo fossero tradotti!
Carnival of Secrets
di Melissa Marr (Untamed City #1)
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the carnival, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.
All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it’s only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable.While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the carnival.
di Rawi Hage
Raised in the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying-carpet man, Fly sees everything, taking in all of the city’s carnivalesque beauty and ugliness as he roves through its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, and when he’s not in his taxi he is at home in the equally dizzying labyrinth of books that fills his tiny apartment. His best friend is Otto, a political activist who’s in and out of jails and asylums, mourning his dead wife and lost foster son. On one otherwise tawdry night Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So begins a romance that is, for Fly, a brief glimmer of light amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city.
Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he picks them up and drops them off, traveling through a nightmarish town that is—we can’t help but notice—a parable for our own debauched, unjust world.
The Carnival at Bray
di Jessie Ann Foley
It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she’ll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live.
Personalmente adoro il periodo del Carnevale, perciò se conoscete altri titoli a tema e dove le “maschere” sono un elemento importante, io me li segnerei volentieri! Si accettano consiglio 😊
Questo mese ho aperto io le danze della Creativity, ma non perdetevi i prossimi post:
~ On Rainy Days
~ Rivendell: Katy Booklover
~ Reading at Tiffany’s
~ I miei magici mondi
~ La nicchia letteraria
~ Scheggia tra le Pagine
~ Le recensioni della libraia
~ Leggendo Romance… e non solo
~ Il salotto del gatto libraio