After reading MR.MERCEDES I knew I would have to finish this series. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and his delve into police procedural is pretty fucking fantastic. Bill Hodges is a perfectly flawed hero and I grew to really love him. In FINDER’S KEEPERS we meet a kid named Pete […]
This story was such good fun. NOS4A2 features Victoria MacQueen as the female protagonist/heroine within a vampire-ish nightmare. But it isn’t really about vampire. I know “what!” Read my description….or skip down to watch the author describe NOS4A2. Victoria starts with a unique ability to find lost things. She rides her bike, a […]
MR.MERCEDES is the first Stephen King book I have picked up in a long time. Although Stephen King’s books were really my first taste of reading, I haven’t read anything of his since THE CELL came out in 2006. I am happy to see that Stephen King still has it. MR.MERCEDES is the […]
THE CIRCLE explores the problem of oversharing in social media. The Circle is a large internet provider that requires honesty in it’s users. There are no pseudonyms, only one form of identity, and fraud is a thing of the past. The internet company branches out to encourage its uses to become transparent, broadcasting […]
Series: The Young Elites #2
Also in this series: The Young Elites
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on October 13th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic
Also by this author: The Young Elites
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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Adelina Amouteru's heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
Bestselling author and New York Times proclaimed "hit factory" Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites.
From the Hardcover edition.
This was so much darker then the first book, THE YOUNG ELITES. THE ROSE SOCIETY tells more of the story of Adelina, who is joined now by her sister Violetta. Adeline has broken away from The Young Elites and decides to get revenge on Teren, who killed Enzo. She decides to form her […]
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 4th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Literary, General
Also by this author: The Woman in Cabin 10
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
An NPR Best Book of the Year, 2015
A ShelfAwareness Best Book of the Year, 2015
An Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick
A Buzzfeed “31 Books to Get Excited About this Summer” Pick
A Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers” Pick
A BookReporter Summer Reading Pick
A New York Post “Best Novels to Read this Summer” Pick
A Shelf Awareness “Book Expo America 2015 Buzz Book” Pick
What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.
Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.
When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.
In a Dark, Dark Wood was a fun mystery. I have to admit that I read this book in one day as I couldn’t wait to find out who done-it! Nora is a writer who lives alone. She is a solitary creature who likes to run. She gets an email one day asking […]
Series: The Cage #1
Also in this series: The Hunt
Published by HarperCollins on May 26th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Social Themes, Death & Dying, Science & Technology
Also by this author: The Hunt
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“Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read.”—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York Times bestselling authors of These Broken Stars.
The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this new series Kirkus Reviews calls “swoon-worthy and thrilling” about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of the Madman’s Daughter trilogy.
When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.
Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears—a handsome young guard called Cassian—they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.
THE CAGE is such a unique story. What would you do if you woke up in a fake reality with 5 strangers? Cora wakes up in the desert with no recollection of how she got there. She meets a boy there named Lucky and together they find 4 more strangers. One is dead. […]
Series: The Fire Sermon #1
Also in this series: The Map of Bones (Fire Sermon, Book 2)
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 10th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, General, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Genetic Engineering, Dystopian
Also by this author: The Map of Bones (Fire Sermon, Book 2)
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The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined first novel in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.
Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha—physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega—burdened with deformity, small or large.
With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other.
Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality. For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the Resistance have her in their sights.
This story follows the synopsis pretty well. The Fire Sermon definitely has Cormac McCarthy’s The Road feel to it. In the far future, after a nuclear apocalypse, the survivors carry a genetic abnormality. Every baby is born a fraternal twin, one boy one girl. One twin is “normal” (Alpha), the other twin has a […]
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on August 27th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms
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She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown - a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.Keeping up the deadly charade--while pretending to do the king's bidding--will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. Where do the assassin's loyalties lie, and who is she willing to fight for?
I didn’t think there was any way I could enjoy this more than the first book in the series, Throne of Glass. This author has created some exceptional fantasy characters and this book just gives us so much more to look forward to. Crown of Midnight gives us more information, we get more […]