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43561153.jpg de Julia Kent (2019)

Résumé : It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did. I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits. Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.

See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term. Until it was too late. The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day. The perfect job!

Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch. They arrange other soft, round-ish objects. The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.

Oh, man…

And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental. By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with an undressed star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete. My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined? Having all my dreams come true.

ce roman est sympa et mignon mais pas exceptionnel. le chapitre d'ouverture est tordant avec les doubles sens dans les dialogues et une situation absurde. ensuite ça devient un peu classique, on a toujours quelques bonnes scènes avec les parents de Mallory et ses deux meilleures amies.

le roman est raconté uniquement du point de vue de Mallory, ce qui est dommage car il y a quelques scènes où j'aurais bien aimé savoir que ce Will pensait ^^. l'alchimie entre ces deux-là passe bien, c'est assez drôle dans l'ensemble mais ça aurait pu être plus déjanté, vu le postulat de départ.

lu en ARC


this novel is nice and cute but not exceptional. the opening chapter is hilarious with double meanings dialogues and an absurd situation. then it gets a little classic, we always have some good scenes with Mallory's parents and her two best friends.

he novel is written only from Mallory's POV, which is a bit sad because there are some scenes where I would have liked to know what Will is thinking ^^. the alchemy between these two goes well, it's a pretty funny read but it could have been more crazy considering the opening scene.

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LOP_SPACE.jpgPenny Reid (2019)

Résumé : One week.
Private cabin.
Famous physicist.
Still an unrepentant slacker.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona’s meticulously planned allotment of relaxation is thrown into chaos by the unscheduled appearance of her older brother’s band of friends, including the one person she'd hoped to never face again. Abram still makes her feel entirely too much, which is one of the reasons she disappeared after their one week together. But now, trapped on a mountain of snow and things unspoken, Mona will have to find a way to coexist with Abram, chaos and all.

à force de lire, on arrive à discerner des schémas, qui sont parfois clichés, et qui nous font prédire les actions de personnages... on a tous lu au moins un livre qui embrassait tellement un schéma qu'on savait d'avance comment ça allait se terminer. et bien SPACE c'est pas du tout ça :D

***attention il me semble que je vais spoiler des trucs***

MOTION nous a présenté les deux persos principaux dans une situation particulière, où l'un des deux se fait passer pour quelqu'un d'autre... mon premier réflexe a été de penser "j'espère que ça va pas se passer comme ça" et heureusement, ça ne se passe pas comme ça ^^

dès le début de SPACE, le perso qui a été dupé le sait, il faut dire que l'intrigue se passe 2 ans plus tard et on apprend du coup comment le mensonge a été découvert, mais le perso qui a dupé l'autre ne sait pas encore que l'autre sait (ouais j'essaie encore de gardé un peu de suspense sur qui est qui xD).

Mona et Abram se revoient donc par hasard dans un chalet enneigé (donc pas de possibilité de fuite) et sont donc obligés à un moment de se confronter. Certes après le dialogue obligé du "tu m'as menti", le dupé ravale sa rancœur pour essayer de comprendre les raisons du mensonges et sur quoi exactement portait le mensonge. je dis houra parce qu'on ne rumine pas sur le fait passé mais on essaie comprendre le point de vue de l'autre, pour aller vers une réconciliation :)

Mona et Abram ont la vingtaine et ils agissent et pensent comme des jeunes, donc parfois ils ont pas forcément la science infuse comme s'ils avaient tout vu, tout vécu, tout connu... et de temps en temps ils n'hésitent pas à s'auto-sermoner pour agir en adulte responsable et pas laisser leur sentiment "à chaud" les diriger. cela s'applique aussi aux persos secondaires qui sont présent.

J'ai vraiment vraiment hâte de lire le 3e opus TIME *-* en espérant revoir Leo (frère de Mona) et Allyn (meilleure amie de Mona) car ces deux-là on du potentiel couinage ^^


reading a lot makes us able to discern narrative schemas, which are sometimes clichés that makes us predict what the characters will do... we've all read at least one book that embraced a cliché so much that we knew in advance how it was going to end. SPACE is not like that :D

*** attention I may spoil stuff ***

MOTION introduced us to the two main characters in a particular situation, where one of them pretends to be someone else... my first instinct was to think "I hope it's not going to happen like that" and thankfully, it does not happen like that ^^

from the beginning of SPACE, the person who has been duped knows it, the plot takes place 2 years later and we learn how the lie was discovered, but the person who fooled the other doesn't know yet that the other knows (yeah I'm still trying to keep a little suspense about who's who xD).

Mona and Abram sea each other by chance in a snow-covered chalet (so no possibility of escape) and are therefore forced to talk to one another. of course, after the obligatory dialogue of "you lied to me", the fooled one stop his rancor to try to understand the reasons for the lies and on what exactly lies were about. I say houray because we do not ruminate on the past fact but we try to understand the point of view of the other, to go towards a reconciliation :)

Mona and Abram are in their twenties and they act and think like young people, so sometimes they do not necessarily act at their best as if they had seen everything, lived everything, and known everything... from time to time they do not hesitate to self-sermon to act as a responsible adult and not let their feelings lead them. this also applies to the secondary characters.

I really can not wait to read the 3rd installment TIME * - * hoping to see Leo (Mona's brother) and Allyn (Mona's best friend) again because there is potential swooning between these 2 ^^

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LOP_MOTION.jpg de Penny Reid (2019)

Résumé : One week.
Home alone.
Girl genius.
Unrepentant slacker.
Big lie.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.

Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.

Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.

Autant j’avais pas hyper accroché à Elements of Chemistry, autant là quelle belle première partie *_* . Mona est attachante dans sa bizarrerie et son inadaptation sociale (et ya des choses en profondeur qui promette un bon développement) et Abram est parfait xD (il lit **** et là, tu couines) (oui je me suis censuré pour votre plus grand plaisir).

Bon ya une histoire de « petit » mensonge et de confusion d’identité qui j’espère ne tombera pas dans le cliché, en me disant que c’est Penny, elle fera pas du cliché #fingercrossed

Suite attendue avec impatience !


I was not very excited about Elements of Chemistry, but Motion is a beautiful first part *_*. Mona is endearing in her weirdness and social maladjustment (and there are things that promise a good character development) and Abram is perfect xD (he reads **** and you swoon) (yes I censored myself for your great pleasure).

There's a story of "little" lie and confusion of identity that I hope will not fall into the cliché, as it's Penny Reid, I know she will not make a cliché of it #fingercrossed

Book 2 is awaited with impatience !

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