Je n'ai jamais été déçu d'un livre de SJM donc quand j'ai appris qu'elle allait écrire sur Catwoman je me suis jetée dessus ! Et je ne suis pas déçue ;)
J'ai beaucoup aimé le personnage de Selina ainsi que son histoire. J'ai trouvé le fil de l'histoire cohérent et très fluide.
J'aurai peut-être aimé que la relation Catwoman-Ivy-Harley soit un peu plus développée.
Retrouver l'ambiance de Gotham City fut un réel plaisir et ça m'a même décidé à commencer la série Gotham. SJM a su retranscrire les deux ambiances de la ville: le côté sombre et celui de la haute société.
En conclusion: un très bon livre que je conseille aux fans de DC et à ceux de SJM.
Quelques informations sur cette autre série sur les Shadowhunters:
Cassandra Clare posted today that the new title of her Shadowhunter trilogy had been leaked, but a huge wave of her fans were still excited to hear about the trilogy coming after The Dark Artifices.
The Last Hour is taken from Great Expectations and Clares says it will be a retelling with Will, Tessa, and Jem’s intermediate family:
You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Cassandra Clare gives us a bit of insight into the books with a short synopsis:
“For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.
It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James …”
And one of the most exciting bits it the title announcement (more Great Expectation references) for each three books which will be: Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron. Cassie also adds, “The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices as the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices.”
“Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” — Great Expectations
Publication dates have NOT been determined yet. Though The Dark Artifices will be be published first with Lady Midnight coming in a few short years. We will keep you updated as information come in!
Who’s excited to read more about Jem, Will, and Tessa?
James cried out. Lightning seemed to fork behind his vision, and suddenly he was back in Regent’s Park, kneeling on the grass. There was a firm grip on his shoulders. “Jamie, Jamie, Jamie,” said an urgent voice, and James — his breath tearing in and out of his chest — tried to focus on what was in front of him.
Everything was blurred in that moment but Matthew’s face, his green eyes wide and dark and steady. Behind him moved other figures; they seemed in that moment like the shapes James had been finding in the clouds — inchoate and untouchable.
“Jamie, breathe,” Matthew said, and his voice was the only steady thing in a world turning upside down. It had been years since this had happened. Years. The horror of it happening in front of a crowd of people —
“Did they see me?” he said in a cracked voice. “Did they see me turn?”
“You didn’t,” Matthew said, “or at least, only a very little bit — perhaps just a bit fuzzy round the edges —“
“It’s not funny,” James said through his teeth, but Matthew’s humor acted like a slap of cold water; he opened his eyes fully, saw Thomas and Christopher looking down at him. They had positioned themselves so as to block him from the crowd at the lake’s edge.
“Get up,” Thomas said. “It’s the best thing you can do, James, we’ll tell them you tripped or fell.” His hazel eyes were anxious but his tone was reassuring. “Honestly all the attention was on Ariadne — “
Matthew’s hands on James’ shoulders turned into a grip on his arms, and James was hauled upright by his three best friends. Christopher produced a handkerchief from somewhere and began to dust his lapels.
“Chris,” said Matthew. He was the only person who ever used that nickname for Christopher besides Anna. “Stop. Who cares if he’s dusty? He was just invisible.”
“But he isn’t any more,” Christopher pointed out.
“We need to get you back to the Institute,” said Matthew to James in a low voice. “If you’re going to start suddenly going all — shadowy — for no reason, then the Silent Brothers —“
“Not the Silent Brothers,” said Thomas. “Just Zachariah.”
Bah... si.. Il n'est juste pas encore sorti ! Mais les tomes 6 et 7 sont à paraitre, GRRM l'a confirmé depuis un moment, il a donné les titres (et l'Intégrale5 comporte à sa fin un extrait de Winds of Winter, l'INT6 en cours (en finition, espérons) d'écriture) et donc l'éditeur a déjà préparé les couvertures, comme en témoignent ces images de couv...ou du moins sont-elles provisoires.
The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed... but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.
Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle.
It came at a cost.
Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet...
Cassandra Clare said that she will publish another trilogy in the Shadowhunters' world after the Dark Artifices and The TLH trilogy. It will have two gay main characters. More information to come...
Cassandra Clare said about writing more books in the Shadowhunter World:
My plan at the moment is to do five Shadowhunter series, total. I don’t know if I’ll do any series in the Shadowhunter world beyond that. I don’t know why five exactly — maybe because one of my major literary idols has always been Tamora Pierce and she did five series set in Tortall. :) Maybe I think I have five stories to tell in this world. Maybe I’ll get to the end and want to tell more. Maybe not — I have a stockpile of other worlds and stories in my head; I’m writing one of them by writing Magisterium now, but there are many others.
There is a special sort of enjoyment in developing stories in a created world, because you can take the rules you yourself have invented, and bend them or break them. You can create connections and history — the story of Isabelle’s ruby necklace stretches back all the way to Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. Then again, with a brand new world, you get to make everything up again. It’s like: brand-new baby or adorable five-year old? They’re both good.
(The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP. Don’t even ask about that one! It’s too far in the future! There are other Shadowhunter projects like The Bane Chronicles and the graphic novel project about the Circle, currently in planning stages and known as TST, but I’m not counting them: I’m only counting book series/trilogies written solely by me.)
C'est une véritable surprise. J'ai suivi les aventures de notre héros Barry Allen et sa double vie avec Flash. J'ai beaucoup aimé la série mais je ne m'attendais absolument pas de voir cette série sortie en livre.
Je reste très perplexe puisque j'ai peur que l'ouvrage ne soit pas fidèle à la série ou encore change mon regard sur la série. Malgré tout, je suis très curieuse.
Throne of Glass est l'une de mes sagas préférées tout comme Sarah J. Maas compte parmi les autres que j'aime plus que tout.
Alors, forcément, je ne pouvais tout-de-même pas résister ! Il me fallait ce livre de coloriage et une fois entre mes mains, j'ai sérieusement cru que j'allais finir par hurler comme une fangirl au cœur très très fragile.
Les dessins sont tout bonnement sublimes. Je suis amoureuse. Et j'ai vraiment hâte de commencer à y mettre de la couleur ! (Moi qui n'était pas très fan de coloriage, je viens de changer d'avis !)
Sarah J. Maas et ses histoires en images c'est dangereux pour les grands fans (toujours une question de petit cœur de fangirl fragile) mais ça vaut le détour.
Pour la petite information, ce livre de coloriage reprend des passages de toute la saga jusqu'à présent de Assassin's Blade jusqu'à Empire of Storms et à la gauche de chaque dessin se trouve le passage de l'histoire qui y fait référence.
(C'était clair ça ?)
En tout cas, c'est un excellent bonus pour les fans et ce sont des artistes vraiment très talentueux qui ont travaillé sur The Throne of Glass Coloring Book, ça c'est sûr et certain.
En bref, je le recommande avec tout mon amour.
C'est tout ce que j'avais à dire.