Thursday, July 24, 2014

What's Next #67: Illusive, The Only Thing to Fear, The Girl From The Well


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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




Illusive
Illusive


Published: July 15th, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17798031-meridian?ac=1

The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals.

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief.

After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't?

The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.



 PICK TWO




The Only Thing to Fear
The Only Thing to Fear


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17798031-meridian?ac=1

In a stunning reimagining of history, debut author Caroline Tung Richmond weaves an incredible story of secrets and honor in a world where Hitler won World War II.

It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the Führer for good, but it also might be the very thing that destroys her. Because what she has to offer the rebels is something she's spent her entire life hiding, under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis.

In this action-packed, heart-stopping novel of a terrifying reality that could have been, Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freedom.






PICK THREE





The Girl from the Well




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17798031-meridian?ac=1

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.


 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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3 comments:

  1. I vote for The Girl From The Well it's piqued my interest.

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  2. I read The Girl from the Well & really liked it, so I'll vote that one!

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  3. Okay, I haven't heard of The Girl from the Well - but it sounds creepy. But my vote goes for Illusive. It's AMAZING. You definitely need to read it before anything else. Hope you enjoy your pick! (Which is hopefully Illusive)

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