Couverture When the Moon Was Ours

Extrait : le conte de fées LGBTQ+ When the Moon Was Ours d’Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours d’Anna-Marie McLemore

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseperable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, and they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up[1].

L’extrait du roman

He wanted to touch her. It should have been easy now. But since that night in his bed, he hesitated putting his hands near her, like his fingers and her skin carried the static of the driest days. Once they’d been like glass, and the little shocks, his forearm grazing her breast or her hand accidentally finding the thigh of his jeans, passed through them. But touching each other that night had turned them to copper. Their bodies would conduct the heat of every little moment. When his arm touched her back. When they were in his mother’s kitchen making sohan, and they realized that the flame under the sugar and honey was up too high, both reaching at the same time to turn it down.

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Couverture When the Moon Was Ours
McLEMORE, Anna-Marie, When the Moon Was Ours, New York, Thomas Dunne Books, 2016, 273 p.

[1] Traduction personnelle de la présentation du roman : Pour tout le monde qui les connaît, Miel et Sam, deux meilleurs amis, sont aussi étranges qu’ils sont inséparables. Des roses poussent des poignets de Miel, et on dit qu’elle aurait été expulsée du château d’eau quand elle avait cinq ans. Sam est reconnu pour les lunes qu’il peint et accroche dans les arbres, ainsi que pour le peu que l’on sait sur sa vie avant son arrivée en ville avec sa mère.

Mais aussi bizarre que Miel et Sam puissent apparaître aux autres, même eux se tiennent loin des filles Bonner, quatre sœurs magnifiques qui seraient des sorcières selon la rumeur. Maintenant, elles veulent les roses de Miel et elles sont prêtent à utiliser tous les secrets que Miel souhaitent protéger plus que tout pour la forcer à leur remettre.

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