Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's Next #53: Stolen Songbird, Extraction, Dark Metropolis


What's Next
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Hey Guys,  
Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far? Check out What's Next in my Reading Pile and if you can help me out by voting on What Next to read, you'd be a BIG help!







PICK ONE




Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) Stolen Songbird




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17926775-stolen-songbird
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
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  PICK TWO




Extraction (Extraction, #1)
 Extraction

(Extraction #1)
Published: July 22nd, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16210411-extraction
"Welcome to Extraction testing."

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.

With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.
   




 PICK THREE



Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)
Dark Metropolis




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12483970-dark-metropolis

Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.

Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.

Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.

Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.

Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.



So, what'cha 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. 

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4 comments:

  1. EXTRACTION! I love Stephanie, and I'm so excited to read her debut. Thanks for participating!

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    1. I am SO looking forward to EXTRACTION also, but I just read BURN OUT, and they kinda have the same setting. So I think I'm leaning more towards this as my second choice. But I REALLY want to read it. I just hate reading different books back to back with the same setting!

      Thank you Hafsah, for stopping by and voting! :)

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  2. I love fantasy, so that makes this easy for me. I definitely suggest Stolen Songbird. It looks interesting plus it has pretty cover.

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    1. I am SO excited to read Stolen Songbird! I actually started it last night. I just couldn't resist! ;) That cover and blurb is just too amazing not to check out now!

      Thanks for the vote, Chelsey! :)

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