Thursday, December 12, 2013

What's Next #35: Control, These Broken Stars, Prodigy

What's Next
 is a weekly bookish event hosted by Icey Books that helps bloggers/readers decide on their next book to read. If this sounds like something your interested in, then head over to Icey Books and sign-up!

Hey Guys,
Happy Thursday! 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful time preparing for the upcoming holidays? Me? Sure, I'm going nuts with my kids dragging me to every Santa Claus, Christmas event that there is! But it's fun, I can't lie and say that I'm not having an awesome time doing all these festive things with my family, because I am. But they're sure wearing me out! But hey, Christmas only comes once a year, right? So might as well make the best of it! :) Anyways, as always, I have another 3 wonderful books to choose from this week, and if you can help me decide What Next to read, I would be so grateful! Don't forget to link me up to your What's Next of Weekly Memo and I'll come visit you! :)
Published:  December 26th, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.




  These Broken Stars
Amie Kaufman
Meagan Spooner
(Starbound #1)
Published: December 10th, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus.

Then, catastrophe strikes,

The massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it. 

Marie Lu
(Legend #2)
Published: January 29th, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?


So, whatch'a think of my top 3 choices of the week? If you can help me out, leave a comment voting on which book should come first!

Don't forget to link me up to your What's Next or weekly memo and I'll come visit you! :-)


  1. Oooooh these are some great books! And ha Control again :)

    Hmmmm, I'm going to say These Broken Stars and then Control. Enjoy your pick!

  2. They all sound great. These Broken Stars has been getting SO much attention though. I've only seen positive reviews for it, so that would be my pick.


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