lunedì 7 gennaio 2019

Monthly releases [english edition] | Gennaio 2019

Buongiorno e buon anno a tutti bookaddicted! Come avete passato le vacanze e il capodanno? Quanti libri avete ricevuto, o meglio, vi siete comprati con la scusa di farvi un autoregalo? Non ditemi che io sono l'unica a farlo!! XD
Se pensavate che l'anno nuovo ci desse un po' di tregua con le uscite librose bi sbagliavate, ci sono sempre più titoli interessanti! ç_ç 
The wicked king
The folk of the air # 2
Holly Black

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
Slayer #1
Kiersten White

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina’s life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.
The gilded wolves
The gilded wolves #1
Roshani Chokshi

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Unearthed #2 (fine serie)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.
- autoconclusivo -
A.G. Howard

After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest ... disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra's rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
Circle of shadows
Circle of shadows #1
Evelyn Skye

Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied behind his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona. As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging to the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group.Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.
King of scars
Duologia di Nikolai #1
Leigh Bardugo

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.
A curse so dark and lonely
A curse so dark and lonely #1
Brigid Kemmerer

Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world. Break the curse, save the kingdom. A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.
The cerulean
Duologia senza nome #1
Amy Ewing

Sera has always felt as if she didn’t belong among her people, the Cerulean. She is curious about everything and can’t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess. Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet. But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn’t know what to feel. To save her City, Sera must throw herself from its edge and end her own life. But something goes wrong and she survives the fall, landing in a place called Kaolin. She has heard tales about the humans there, and soon learns that the dangers her mothers warned her of are real. If Sera has any hope to return to her City, she’ll have to find the magic within herself to survive.

lunedì 3 dicembre 2018

Monthly releases [english edition] | Dicembre 2018

Buongiorno a tutti booklovers! FINALMENTE DICEMBRE. Questo è il mese di voi-sapete-cosa-esce-DOMANI, io-non-vedo-l'ora. Un anno di attesa e finalmente si conclude un'altra trilogia di Cassandra Clare. ç_ç
Chi di voi lo comprerà??? (TUTTI, spero!)
Queen of air and darkness (4 dicembre)
The dark artifices # 3 (Fine serie)
Cassandra Clare

What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
All the wandering light (4 dicembre)
Even the darkest stars #2
Heather Fawcett

After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha. If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect the Empire. To get there, Kamzin has allied with Azar-at, the dangerous and deceptive fire demon, who can grant her great power—in exchange for pieces of her soul. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her. Facing dark magic, a perilous journey, and a standoff against the witches, can Kamzin, Lusha, and Tem find the star and save their Empire?
The cursed sea (18 dicembre)
The glass spare #2
Lauren DeStefano

Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse. But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth of what happened to lead to Wil’s exile. With time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family if she’s going to find the truth and save the boy she loves. When she’s finally able to reach Pahn, nothing goes as planned, and suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives, again and again, as the Southern King is out to punish his children for all they’ve done. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil, Loom—and his ruthless sister Espel—have to work to make peace with their own struggles if they hope to secure the future of their kingdoms. But when their plans lead them right back to evil marveler Pahn, and to Baren—who is more dangerous than ever—can Wil and her friends outsmart their enemies, this time, for good?
Evermore (31 dicembre)
Everless #2 (Fine serie)
Sara Holland

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress. The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.

lunedì 5 novembre 2018

Monthly releases [english edition] | Novembre 2018

Buongiorno a tutti booklovers! Novembre è ormai iniziato, ma a differenza del tempo la quantità di uscite interessanti, ahimè, non cambia mai! XD
Ditemi se avete in programma di acquistare qualcosa questo mese! :-)
Empress of all seasons (6 novembre)
Emiko Jean

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.
Girls of paper and fire (6 novembre)
Natasha Ngan

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she's made of fire. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it's Lei they're after--the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king's consort. But Lei isn't content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable--she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.
Archenemies (6 novembre)
Renegades #2
Marissa Meyer

Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other's worst nightmare. In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City - and the world - as they know it.
The reckoning of Noah Shaw (13 novembre)
The Shaw confessions #2
Michelle Hodkin

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance. He does. Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions. There is. Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer. He does not. Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.
Skyward (6 novembre)
Untitled #1
Brandon Sanderson

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race. Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending Flight School at slim to none. No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly... but just might take her skyward.

mercoledì 10 ottobre 2018

Monthly releases [english edition] | Ottobre 2018

Buongiorno a tutti booklovers! E' passato veramente tanto tempo dall'ultima volta che vi ho segnalato le più interessanti uscite del mese, lo so.. ma conciliare il lavoro e la vita (quella che resta) privata è già difficile e stancante, se poi ci metto anche il blog divento matta! L'ultima volta ho pubblicato questa rubrica a Maggio, poi ho lasciato un buco estivo... cosa avete comprato di bello ultimamente? :-)
Vediamo cosa si trova sugli scaffali esteri questo mese d'autunno, anche se qui sembra quasi ancora estate...
What if it's us (9 ottobre)
Becky Abertalli & Adam Silvera

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t quite nail a first date...or a second first date...or a third? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work...and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is?
Kingdom of ash (23 ottobre)
Throne of glass #7 (Fine serie)
Sarah J. Maas

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day… With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.
Muse of nightmares (2 ottobre)
Strange the dreamer #2 (Fine serie)
Laini Taylor

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of. As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?
The devil's thief (9 ottobre)
The last magician #2
Lisa Maxwell

Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined. Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it. To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them. In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos. As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.
Shadow of the fox (2 ottobre)
Shadow of the fox #1
Julie Kagawa

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
The darkest star (30 ottobre)
Origin #1
Jennifer L. Armentrout

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
OtherEarth (30 ottobre)
Otherworld #2
Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

Simon saved his best friend, Kat, from the clutches of the Company and their high-tech VR gaming experience, Otherworld. But it was at a steep price. Now he, Kat, and their friend Busara are on the run. They know too much. About the Company's dark secrets. About the real-life consequences of playing Otherworld. And about Kat's stepfather's involvement in everything. The group is headed to New Mexico to find Simon's old roommate, who is a tech genius and possibly the only person who can help them reveal the truth about the Company to the world before it's too late.

martedì 11 settembre 2018

Recensione: "Non è detto che mi manchi" di Bianca Marconero

Non è detto che mi manchi
Autore: Bianca Marconero
Editore: Newton Compton
Pagine: 381
Prezzo: 9,90 € cartaceo – 1,99 € ebook

Fosco è un giovane programmatore con tre grandi passioni: i videogiochi, il parkour e la sua ragazza Gaia. Per sbarcare il lunario collabora con una rivista specializzata. Dopo anni di convivenza, Gaia esige da lui un gesto maturo. Per non deluderla, Fosco pensa di candidarsi per una promozione, sebbene questo significhi aumentare le ore di lavoro e abbandonare definitivamente il videogioco che sta progettando da anni. Mentre lui è alle prese con i suoi dubbi, tutta la redazione è in fermento per l’arrivo di Emilia, una modella star dei social, che collaborerà con la rivista per qualche tempo. Per Fosco la comparsa della popolarissima influencer non è altro che l’ennesima scocciatura, ma una serie di coincidenze inattese porterà i due ad avvicinarsi e a scoprire un’affinità sorprendente... Chi avrebbe mai potuto immaginare che mondi tanto diversi potessero comunicare e capirsi? Più passa il tempo e più Emilia dimostra di essere l’unica persona che sappia vedere Fosco per quello che è davvero, mentre Fosco, superando i propri pregiudizi, riesce a cogliere la vera natura di Emilia. E, per la prima volta nella loro vita, i sogni non sembrano più tanto stupidi, ma straordinariamente realizzabili.
"Attenzione, il seguente romanzo può causare infarti multipli, accompagnati da disturbi quali fangirlamento pesante, trasformazione dei bulbi oculari in oggetti cuoriformi e perenne presenza di Rhopalocere nell'apparato digestivo.Questa doveva essere l'avvertenza nella prima pagina, ma non c'era.. però io ero preparata, essendo questo il terzo romanzo di Bianca che leggo.. solo non pensavo che questi "disturbi" si sarebbero manifestati COSI' pesantemente! Come sempre è stato un piacere leggere questo romanzo, che mi ha catturata dall'inizio alla fine!
Stavolta però, oltre al piacere della lettura, mi ha accompagnata un sentimento nuovo: il ripensamento. Ammetto senza problemi che questo romanzo è stato una sfida perchè sono partita a leggere molto prevenuta: sapendo che la protagonista è una Instagirl bella, seguita e senza nessuna apparente "capacità" (insomma, una ragazza tutta apparenza e basta) ero certa che non l'avrei sopportata, dato che già a pelle non vado matta per le persone che basano tutta la loro vita sull'apparenza... Ed in effetti, la prima apparizione di Emilia è la seguente: si fa un selfie e lo posta su Instagram, cercando le parole e gli hashtag giusti da accompagnare alla foto... ho subito storto il naso, giudicandola superficiale e inutile.. insomma, il tuo "lavoro" è fare la modella, posti foto che fanno tendenza, hai una relazione con un calciatore... non avrai un problema al mondo! E invece non potevo sbagliare di più.
Poco a poco si è fatta conoscere e comprendere, perchè tutto l'oro che la circonda in realtà è una gabbia, perchè le foto che posta raffigurano solo la facciata esteriore e se la guardi da vicino è piena di crepe, perchè il suo ossessivo voler apparire è solo un tentativo di essere guardata davvero e non solo vista. Insomma, si è rivelata una ragazza-cipolla: piena di strati da togliere per raggiungere il vero cuore, che a differenza della pelle non fa lacrimare come ci si aspetta, ma è prezioso ed unico.
"Se ne va. Eppure resta da qualche parte, sulla mia pelle e sul mio cuore. Vorrei farglielo vedere, fino a che punto me la sento addosso."

Con Fosco è stato diverso, è stata simpatia a prima pagina: redattore in una rivista di videogiochi, programmatore e praticante del parkour per passione, fidanzato devoto.. insomma, perfetto! Ma anche lui, sotto le sue magliette nerd nasconde tanti muscoli problemi: la fidanzata quanto l'ho odiata lo mette alle strette per farlo avanzare in carriera, fregandosene di ciò che vuole lui e non mostrando la minima comprensione, e lui che fa, perchè la ama e vuole salvare una relazione ormai raffreddata da tempo? E' disposto a mettere da parte i suoi sogni per lei... (ma quanto è romantico e bellino?? ç_ç) 

Lui ed Emilia vivono quindi in mondi agli antipodi, uno fatto di computer e lavoro d'ufficio, l'altro circondato dai riflettori e messo in bella mostra sulle copertine delle riviste di gossip. Cosa succederebbe quindi se i riflettori si spostassero DENTRO l'ufficio per una collaborazione inaspettata? Tante chiacchiere, figuracce ed equivoci, ascensori che si bloccano, mani che si sfiorano.. tante cose, e tutte molto interessanti!
Col passare dei mesi e il sopraggiungere di varie difficoltà lavorative e familiari ci rendiamo conto di quanto i due sono in realtà simili: il padre di Fosco lo ritiene un fallito e non perde occasione per manifestare tutta la sua disapprovazione, la madre di Emilia le ha sempre detto apertamente che non ha altra qualità se non quella di essere bella e men che meno ha del talento in altri campi, spiattellando senza problemi le difficoltà della ragazza... nessuno dei due crede quindi più in sè stesso e nei propri sogni, ma una convivenza "forzata" li porterà a conoscersi meglio e a scoprire ciascuno il talento dell'altro: Fosco è un bravissimo programmatore che da anni sta preparando il suo personale gioco ed Emi è una cuoca di grande talento. Ed è proprio così che il ragazzo all'apparenza sfigato e la ragazza che voleva solo apparire diventano amici che non riescono a stare l'uno senza l'altra. Questa amicizia/attrazione si trasformerà in qualcosa di più?
"Non dice niente, ma si infila tra le mie braccia. Non mi interessa se la sto stringendo troppo, se durerà più di quanto deve. Potrebbe non finire mai, e mi starebbe bene. Non c'è una misura giusta per una cosa come questa. Non esiste imbarazzo, non ci sono domande."

La crescita di Emilia
Adoro quando un personaggio cresce durante la storia, e quella di Emi è stata una crescita palpabile ed evidente: ha affrontato le difficoltà e i problemi che aveva e grazie a Fosco che le è stato accanto ha preso in mano la sua vita e il suo futuro, maturando e diventando una donna che non credeva di poter essere.
▲ L'elemento nerd-geek
Adoro la "nerdità" in genere nei romanzi, e il lavoro e la passione di Fosco per la programmazione e i videogiochi sono stati un elemento caratteristico in perfetta opposizione al mondo di Emi!
▲ Romantico ma non stucchevole
Non amo i libri eccessivamente romantici, che mi fanno venire il latte alle ginocchia, ma questo è stato semplicemente perfetto sotto questo punto di vista. Ho potuto scrivere solo poche frasi come citazioni, mi sono contenuta, altrimenti avrei ricopiato paragrafi interi.. certe scene, certe emozioni così descritte sono state per me pura poesia! *-* 
▲ Love story secondaria
Mi sembra di averlo scritto altre 2 volte almeno (una per ogni altro romanzo di Bianca XD) ma non posso non ripeterlo: non so come faccia tutte le volte a infilare una specie di love-story secondaria che mi fa prudere le mani... eh si, perchè la introduce, la porta avanti talmente piano che sembra non ci sia ma c'è (l'ho vista, non sono matta! Alice e Alex, dove siete?! ç_ç), MA poi non la sviluppa! E' come sentire odore di patatine fritte ma non poterle mangiare! DATEMI IL LORO ROMANZOOOO! Una dolce sofferenza..
"Non potrò più essere così per nessuno. Lei è il mio punto di non ritorno. Non sarò capace di darmi a nessuno, al di fuori di lei. Devo mordere le sue labbra per non dirglielo. Questo sì, la farebbe scappare."

▼ L'ottusità maschile di Fosco
[Forse per la prima volta scrivo qualcosa di sensato qui XD] Ho passato tutta l'ultima parte del romanzo a desiderare di prendere a badilate Fosco. Ma forte, proprio. Non riuscivo a capire come potesse non arrivare a capire una certa cosa (che non vi dico), che Emi avrebbe compreso ed accettato.. eh no, lui deve invece complicare tutto e farci soffrire.... shame ragazzo, sveglia! Le donne sono comprensive! (quasi sempre almeno XD)

5 stelline ad Instagirl, che è stato uno dei rari casi in cui ho preferito la protagonista femminile a quello maschile (E chi l'avrebbe detto?? In barba al mio giudizio pre-lettura!) e che mi ha fatto ricredere sulle apparenze: spesso giudichiamo troppo in fretta le persone (io in primis) e non ci rendiamo conto di cosa e quanto si può nascondere sotto la superficie.. un mare di solitudine, ricerca di attenzione, incomprensione, ma anche amore da poter dare e talento nascosto! Attenzione quindi alle prime impressioni...
Consigliato: assolutamente SI, leggete ogni romanzo possibile di questa autrice!