[RECOMMANDATIONS] Fantômes


Titre : Séance Tea Party de Reimena Yee

Résumé : Grandir, c’est difficile…

Les gens sont plus intéressés par leur apparence et de ce que les autres pensent d’eux, plutôt que par des aventures amusantes. Qui veut vivre ainsi ?

Pas Lora.

Après avoir vu son cercle d’amis disparaître, Lora est déterminée à continuer à s’amuser seule. Un goûter un peu spécial va faire redécouvrir à Lora… Alexa, un fantôme qui hante sa maison… mais aussi son ancienne amie imaginaire !

Radar à diversité : pp malaisienne et queer

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : Cemetery Boys d’Aiden Thomas

Résumé : Lorsque sa famille traditionnelle Latinx a du mal à accepter son genre, Yadriel devient déterminé à prouver qu’il est un vrai brujo. Avec l’aide de sa cousine et meilleure amie Maritza, il accomplit lui-même le rituel, puis part à la recherche du fantôme de son cousin assassiné pour le libérer.
Cependant, le fantôme qu’il convoque est en fait Julian Diaz, le mauvais garçon de l’école, et Julian n’est pas sur le point de sombrer tranquillement dans la mort. Il est déterminé à découvrir ce qui s’est passé et à régler quelques problèmes avant de partir. N’ayant pas le choix, Yadriel accepte d’aider Julian, afin qu’ils puissent tous les deux obtenir ce qu’ils veulent. Mais plus Yadriel passe du temps avec Julian, moins il veut le laisser partir.

Radar à diversité : pp latinx, trans et gay + #ownvoices, ps latinx et gay, ps latinx, ps queer

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : The Dead and the Dark de Courtney Gould

Résumé : Il se passe des choses étranges et terribles à Snakebite, Oregon. Des adolescents disparaissent, et tous les soupçons se portent sur les chasseurs de fantôme les plus populaires de l’écran, qui viennent de débarquer en ville.
Leur fille Logan comprend vite que si elle veut les innocenter, elle va devoir mener l’enquête de son côté. Car depuis leur arrivée à Snakebite, ses pères semblent multiplier les secrets… De son côté, Ashley, la petite amie du premier garçon à avoir disparu, croit sentir son fantôme la suivre… et comprend que la mystérieuse Logan est peut-être la seule qui puisse l’aider à obtenir des réponses.
Unissant leurs forces pour tenter de découvrir quels êtres hantent Snakebite, les deux adolescentes découvrent, au fil de leur enquête, des vérités sur la ville, sur leurs propres familles et sur elles-mêmes, auxquelles ni l’une ni l’autre n’était préparée. Tandis que le danger s’intensifie, ce qui naît entre elles pourrait bien être une lumière au milieu des ténèbres…

Radar à diversité : pp lesbienne avec deux pères, pp lesbienne

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Titre : Snapdragon de Kat Leyh

Résumé : Il y a une sorcière dans la ville de Snap. Du moins, c’est ce qu’on dit. Mais en réalité, Jacks est seulement une vieille femme qui porte des crocs et vend des squelettes d’animaux écrasés sur Internet… après leur avoir fait subir un petit rituel pour apaiser leur esprit. Ça fait flipper, c’est sûr, mais Snap trouve ça aussi plutôt cool. Elles décident de s’associer : Jacks va apprendre à Snap comment prendre soin des bébés opossums qu’elle a recueillis, tandis que Snap aidera Jacks à faire son travail. Mais au fur et à mesure qu’elles apprennent à mieux se connaître, Snap réalise que Jacks pourrait en fait réellement pratiquer la magie… et qu’elle a des connections avec le passé de sa famille.

Radar à diversité : pp Noire, ps lesbienne, ps trans

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Titre : Long Way Down de Jason Reynolds

Résumé : Soixante secondes.
Six étages.
Trois lois.
Un flingue.

Quand quelqu’un est tué par balle dans le quartier de Will, il y’a trois lois :
1) Ne pas pleurer
2) Ne pas balancer
3) Se venger
Et Shawn, le frère de Will, vient d’être assassiné.

Radar à diversité : pp Noir

Titre : Missing Presumed Dead d’Emma Berquist

Résumé : With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it’s a gift. But to Lexi it’s a curse—one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of a young woman, Jane, outside a club. But Jane doesn’t go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi’s help. In life, Jane was everything Lexi is not—outgoing, happy, popular. But in death, all Jane wants is revenge. Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn’t—couldn’t—save Jane’s life, and to keep this beautiful ghost of a girl by her side for as long as possible.

Radar à diversité : pp saphique, F/F

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Titre : The Girls Are Never Gone de Sarah Glenn Marsh

Résumé : Dare Chase doesn’t believe in ghosts.

Privately, she’s a supernatural skeptic. But publicly, she’s keeping her doubts to herself—because she’s the voice of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, and she needs her ghost-loving listeners to tune in.

That’s what brings her to Arrington Estate. Thirty years ago, teenager Atheleen Bell drowned in Arrington’s lake, and legend says her spirit haunts the estate. Dare’s more interested in the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death—circumstances that she believes point to a living culprit, not the supernatural. Still, she’s vowed to keep an open mind as she investigates, even if she’s pretty sure what she’ll find.

But Arrington is full of surprises. Good ones like Quinn, the cute daughter of the house’s new owner. And baffling ones like the threatening messages left scrawled in paint on Quinn’s walls, the ghastly face that appears behind Dare’s own in the mirror, and the unnatural current that nearly drowns their friend Holly in the lake. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of Arrington, she’ll have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake…it might not be willing to let her go.

Radar à diversité : pp bi, F/F

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Titre : Spirit Hunters d’Ellen Oh

Résumé : Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?

Radar à diversité : pp américano-coréenne

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Titre : I Am the Ghost in Your House de Maria Romasco Moore

Résumé : Pie is the ghost in your house.
She is not dead, she is invisible.
The way she looks changes depending on what is behind her. A girl of glass. A girl who is a window. If she stands in front of floral wallpaper she is full of roses.
For Pie’s entire life it’s been Pie and her mother. Just the two of them, traveling across America. They have slept in trains, in mattress stores, and on the bare ground. They have probably slept in your house.
But Pie is lonely. And now, at seventeen, her mother’s given her a gift. The choice of the next city they will go to. And Pie knows exactly where she wants to go. Pittsburgh—where she fell in love with a girl who she plans to find once again. And this time she will reveal herself.
Only how can anyone love an invisible girl?

Radar à diversité : pp saphique

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Titre : The Taking of Jake Livingston de Ryan Douglass

Résumé : Jake Livingston is one of the only Black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It’s hard enough fitting in but to make matters worse and definitely more complicated, Jake can see the dead. In fact he sees the dead around him all the time. Most are harmless. Stuck in their death loops as they relive their deaths over and over again, they don’t interact often with people. But then Jake meets Sawyer. A troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school last year before taking his own life. Now a powerful, vengeful ghost, he has plans for his afterlife–plans that include Jake. Suddenly, everything Jake knows about ghosts and the rules to life itself go out the window as Sawyer begins haunting him and bodies turn up in his neighborhood. High school soon becomes a survival game–one Jake is not sure he’s going to win.

Radar à diversité : pp Noir et gay

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Titre : White Smoke de Tiffany D. Jackson

Résumé : Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

Radar à diversité : pp Noire

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Titre : The Girl and the Ghost de Hanna Alkaf

Résumé : Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.

Radar à diversité : pp malaisienne et musulmane

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Titre : Black Water Sister de Zen Cho

Résumé : Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there’s only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she’s determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god–and she’s decided Jess is going to help her do it.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she’ll also need to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Radar à diversité : pp malaisienne et lesbienne

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Titre : Elatsoe de Darcie Little Badger

Résumé : Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.

There are some differences. This America has been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.

Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family.

Radar à diversité : pp Lipan Apache et asexuelle

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Titre : Ghost Boys de Jewell Parker Rhodes

Résumé : Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that’s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.

Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father’s actions.

Radar à diversité : pp Noir

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Titre : Violet Ghosts de Leah Thomas

Résumé : Dani’s best friend, Sarah, is a ghost. But maybe that’s normal when you’ve spent your childhood running from an abusive parent.

Dani and Sarah might be more than friends, though Dani dares not say so. Dani is afraid that if he tells Sarah he’s trans, she won’t bother haunting him anymore. Sarah’s got good reason to distrust boys, having been strangled by one.
After Sarah and Dani come across another ghost haunted by her own brutal murder, they set out to bring peace and safety to spirits like her. But when an old rival reenters Dani’s life, their unexpected friendship gives Dani a strange new feeling of belonging. As Dani starts to find his place in the living world, he’ll need to let go of his ghosts.

Radar à diversité : pp trans

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Titre : Edie in Between de Laura Sibson

Résumé : It’s been one year since Edie’s mother died. But her ghost has never left.

According to her GG, it’s tradition that the dead of the Mitchell family linger with the living. It’s just as much a part of a Mitchell’s life as brewing cordials or talking to plants. But Edie, whose pain over losing her mother is still fresh, has no interest in her family’s legacy as local “witches.”

When her mother’s teenage journal tumbles into her life, her family’s mystical inheritance becomes once and for all too hard to ignore. It takes Edie on a scavenger hunt to find objects that once belonged to her mother, each one imbued with a different memory. Every time she touches one of these talismans, it whisks her to another entry inside the journal—where she watches her teenage mom mourn, love, and hope just as Edie herself is now doing. Maybe, just maybe, Edie hopes, if she finds every one of these objects, she can finally make peace with her loss and put the past to rest for good. But this journey to stake her independence from her family may actually show Edie who she truly is…and the beautiful gifts that come with being just a little different.

Radar à diversité : pp saphique

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Titre : Ghost Squad de Claribel A. Ortega

Résumé : For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely’s firefly spirits before it’s too late.

Radar à diversité : pp dominicaine

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Titre : Cold de Mariko Tamaki

Résumé : Todd Mayer is dead. Now a ghost, hovering over his body, recently discovered in a snow covered park, naked and frozen. As detectives investigate Todd’s homicide, talking to the very people linked to the events leading to his death, Todd replays the choice that led him to his end.

Georgia didn’t know Todd. But ever since she heard about his death, she can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe because they’re both outcasts at their school, or because they’re both queer. Maybe because the story of Todd people keep telling feels like a lot of fake stories Georgia has heard people tell. Plus Georgia has a feeling she’s seen Todd somewhere before, somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be.

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