Hey y’all! I’m trying another new feature! This one is called “On My Reading List” and on it I am going to highlight books I have recently added to my TBR list! I’m sure this is being done on other blogs, but I’m hopefully going to make it my own. 🙂
First up is, Partials by Dan Wells. This one is a sci-fi dystopian, and it comes out Feb. 28th, 2012. Here is the cover and summary:
Summary: The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there. Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
Next up is Dark Eden by Patrick Carman. It’s a young adult book that sounds absolutely terrifying. And lucky for me, I have an ARC of this coming from the good people at HarperCollins. It releases November 1st, 2011. Here is the cover and summary:
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality.
And finally, I have added The Fear (Enemy #3) by Charlie Higson. I love Charlie and I love this series. I still have to read book 2 of this series, but book 1 was one of my favorite books of 2011. And now the third book in the series has just released. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Here is the cover and summary:
Summary: HE DOESN’T KNOW IT BUT DOGNUT IS ABOUT TO SET OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT WILL AFFECT EVERY KID IN THE CITY.
The sickness struck everyone over the age of fourteen. Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups . . . They’re hungry. They’re bloodthirsty. And they aren’t giving up. Dog Nut and the rest of his crew want to find their lost friends, on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who are the enemy in this changed world?
So those are the most recent additions to my reading list! What do you think? And I must apologize for the alignment of this blog. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get the dang thing to cooperate. So in closing, screw you Blogger!