1. The Love & Lies de Rukhsana Ali
Date de sortie : 29 janvier
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Pour ces thématiques fortes sur une jeune fille musulmane envoyée au Bangladesh lorsque ses parents découvrent son homosexualité.
Pour les fans de : Darius The Great is Not Okay, Anger is a Gift
Radar à diversité : pp lesbienne, pp musulmane
Résumé :Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.
But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective.
Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?
2. On the Come Up d’Angie Thomas
Date de sortie : 5 février
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Si le premier roman de l’autrice, The Hate U Give, vous a secoué, préparez-vous à encore plus d’émotions avec cette histoire de famille et de musique.
Pour les fans de : Piecing Me Together,
Radar à diversité : pp noire + #ownvoices
Résumé : Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
3. The Afterwards d’E.K Johnston
Date de sortie : 19 février
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Enfin de la high fantasy avec un couple de femmes (l’une chevalier, l’autre voleuse) en avant !
Pour les fans de : Malinda Lo, Kushiel
Radar à diversité : romance F/F, POC
Résumé : I has been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium’s king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought the gem home are renowned in story and song, but for two fellows on the quest, peace and prosperity do not come easily.
Apprentice Knight Kalanthe Ironheart wasn’t meant for heroism this early in life, and while she has no intention of giving up the notoriety she has earned, her reputation does not pay her bills. With time running out, Kalanthe may be forced to betray not her kingdom or her friends, but her own heart as she seeks a stable future for herself and those she loves.
Olsa Rhetsdaughter was never meant for heroism at all. Beggar, pick pocket, thief, she lived hand to mouth on the city streets until fortune–or fate–pulled her into Kalanthe’s orbit. And now she’s quite reluctant to leave it. Even more alarmingly, her fame has made her recognizable, which makes her profession difficult, and a choice between poverty and the noose isn’t much of a choice at all.
Both girls think their paths are laid out, but the godsgem isn’t quite done with them and that new golden age isn’t a sure thing yet.
In a tale both sweepingly epic and intensely personal, Kalanthe and Olsa fight to maintain their newfound independence and to find their way back to each other.
4. The Weight of the Stars de K. Ancrum
Date de sortie : 19 mars
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : C’est un roman qui nous prouve une fois de plus que les femmes peuvent réaliser leurs rêves même lorsqu’ils semblent inatteignables.
Pour les fans de : Becky Chambers
Radar à diversité : POC, LGBT
Résumé : Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.
One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.
Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more…
5. Starworld de by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner
Date de sortie : 16 avril
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Pour découvrir Audrey Coulthrust dans un roman contemporain qui traite de maladies mentales d’une façon très réaliste.
Pour les fans de : Little & Lion, Of Fire and Stars
Radar à diversité : romance F/F, anxiété, OCD
Résumé : Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility.
When an unexpected encounter results in the girls’ exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection through text messages that expands into a private universe they call Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But when Sam’s feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe they’ve built survive the inevitable explosion?
6. Hot Dog Girl de Jennifer Dugan
Date de sortie : 30 avril
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Parce que c’est le roman feel-good de cette liste.
Pour les fans de : Becky Albertalli
Radar à diversité : pp lesbienne
Résumé : Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:
1. She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland…as a giant dancing hot dog.
2. Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
3. Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
4. It turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland—ever—unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.
7. Her Royal Highness de Rachel Hawnkins
Date de sortie : 7 mai
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Enfin une romance contemporain dans le monde de la royauté entre une roturière et une princesse !
Pour les fans de : Meg Cabot et tout celleux qui aiment regarder les comédies romantiques cheesy de noël
Radar à diversité : romance F/F
Résumé : Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.
Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.
The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess.
She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland.
At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?
8. I Wish you all the best de Mason Deaver
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Un roman dur mais plein d’espoir avec un personnage central non-binaire.
Radar à diversité : POC, anxiété, pp non-binaire + #ownvoices
Résumé : When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.
But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.
9. Wilder Girls de Rory Power
Date de sortie : 9 juillet
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Parce que c’est une réécriture de Lord of the Flies version féministe et pour son ambiance creepy.
Pour les fans de : Sa Majesté des Mouches
Radar à diversité : LGBT
Résumé : It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
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10. Crown of Feathers #1 de Nicki Pau Preto
Date de sortie : 12 février
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Comment ne pas aimer une histoire avec des chevaucheurs de phénix ?
Radar à diversité : LGBT
Résumé : I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
11. Once & Future d’Amy Rose Capetta
Date de sortie : 5 mars
Pourquoi vous l’aimerez : Un roman de science-fiction sur les légendes arthuriennes où Arthur est une fille, que demandez de plus !
Radar à diversité : LGBT
Résumé : I’ve been chased my whole life. As an illegal immigrant in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I’m done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.