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I won this from Sara @ Sara in Bookland and I'm so excited to read it!
What books have you gotten this week?
A gripping survival story, the second in a series by a best-selling author, of a strong girl rebuilding her life in a post-apocalyptic society where a contaminated drink makes victims act like zombies; just right for fans of James Dashner, Carrie Ryan, and The Walking Dead.
Seventeen-year-old Velvet, her little sister, Opal, their mom, who is recovering from the Contamination, and Velvet's sweet boyfriend, Dillon, are attempting to build a new life amid the rationing and regulations of the post-outbreak nation. But the outbreak isn't over: more people turning into "connies," more madness erupting, more killing occurring. And what they are being told is not the truth; the truth is far darker and more threatening.
Alina Chase has been contained on an island for the last 17 years-whether that's for the crimes of her past life, or for her own protection, well that depends on whom you ask. With soul-fingerprinting a reality, science can now screen for the soul, and everyone knows that Alina's soul had once belonged to notorious criminal, June Calahan, though that information is supposed to be private. June had accomplished the impossible: hacking into the soul-database, ruining countless lives in the process.
Now, there are whispers that June has left something behind for her next life-something that would allow Alina to access the information in the soul-database again. A way to finish the crimes she started.
Aided by three people with their own secret motivations, Alina escapes, only to discover that she may have just traded one prison for another. And there are clues. Clues only Alina can see and decipher, clues that make it apparent that June is leading her to something. While everyone believes Alina is trying to continue in June's footsteps, Alina believes June is trying to show her something more. Something bigger. Something that gets at the heart of who they all are-about the past and the present. Something about the nature of their souls.
Alina doesn't know who to trust, or what June intends for her to know, and the closer she gets to the answers, the more she wonders who June was, who she is, whether she's destined to repeat the past, whether there are truths best kept hidden-and what one life is really worth.
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license-for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all.
The choice Tally makes changes her world forever...
"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."
"Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same."
"Maybe they don't want you to realize that every civilization has its weakness. There's always one thing we depend on. And if someone takes it away all that's left is some story in history class."
"Your personality-the real you inside-was the price of beauty."
"Doing what you're supposed to do is always boring. I can't imagine anything worse than being required to have fun."
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows.But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others' minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.
But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister than even Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city-Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly-as soldiers in their army.
Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.
"I do not know what I can do for this world, but I will not let any harm come to you."
"Knowledge is dangerous. Once you know something, you can't get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always."
"There was no normal. There never had been. 'Normal' and 'natural' were the biggest lies we'd ever created."
"Nothing's worse than a story without an end."
Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Foreman, Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness, and with a brand-new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.
In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us a short story of Viola's journey to the New World.This was actually the first novella I've ever read. After seeing all the extra information you can get from the smallest of readings of one of these, I'm definitely going to have to check out more with some of the other series I've read or plan on reading.
An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world... if she lets go of the one thing she's found to hold on to.
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn't come from a different country. She came from a different time-a future where a moquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.
Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they're from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she's told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.
But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.
"When you open yourself to somebody, when you feel these things that you feel, well, what do you do? You can try to ignore it, maybe you can try to forget about it, but you can't undo it and you can't give it back."
A beautiful and distinguished family.THIS BOOK. This book. This book was a masterpiece. It was intriguing, heart-breaking, and earth-shattering all in one.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends-the Liars-whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
"Do not accept an evil you can change."
"If you want to live where people are not afraid of mice, you must give up living in palaces."
"Better than chocolate, being with you last night. Silly me, I thought that nothing was better than chocolate."
"Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you."
"There is not even a Scrabble word for how bad I feel."
"Always do what you're afraid to do."
"We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken."
"Be a little kinder than you have to."