This meme allows you to post the books that you have found or discovered this week and added to your To Read pile. This can include books you discover online, bookstores or libraries and you don’t have to have purchased the books.
I found the original creator but it has been passed on to other blogs and the one that is meant to be the most recent hasn’t posted in months, so that’s why I haven’t linked any blogs!
These are all the books that I added to my Goodreads this week.
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable–something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
“The Earth is being bombarded by a tidal wave of dark matter, which is causing outbreaks of psychosis that threaten to overwhelm the human race. In the midst of this, Camera Hence is horrified to find that her pet engineering project has been used to kill innocents, and that her company is celebrating – so she commits a terrible act of revenge.
Fleeing home to her family ranch, she finds her father dying, and must hold the ranch together while hunting for her brother Nathan, its legal owner. But Nathan has gotten involved with some very dangerous people, in particular a psychopathic would-be film star and vampire queen named Kikko who is trying to pressure Nathan into selling the ranch to fund her movie. Camera is forced to defend her family and her home against the growing madness of the world outside, with the help of physicist Rosita White Feather and Rosita’s grandson Duane. But can she come to terms with her own guilt, avoid giving in to the insanity herself, and still protect those she loves?
For fans of apocalyptic fiction, DARK MATTER TIDING offers an entertaining and absorbing look at a world where slowly, inexorably, insanity is becoming the norm and safe havens of all types are crumbling.
DARK MATTER TIDING might be confusingly complicated if written by a less-skilled author, but author Chance Maree deftly draws all the component parts together to create a chilling impression of chaos, madness, and anarchy closing in around Camera and her loved ones. The book is full of action and life, with characters that are interestingly flawed in ways that are only accented by the growing dark matter insanity. Quirky situations, vivid descriptions of people and places, and the author’s wry humor enliven the book, and the plot’s building intensity keeps interest alive until the book’s cliffhanger ending.”
Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter
- Turned at Dark (#0.5)
- Born at Midnight (#1)
- Awake at Dawn (#2)
- Taken at Dusk (#3)
- Whispers at Moonrise (#4)
- Saved at Sunrise (#4.5)
- Chosen at Nightfall (#5)
Goodreads Synopsis for Born at Midnight
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…
Goodreads Synopsis for Rush
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spins into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby – pulled from her life, through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures.
There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team’s alluring and secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it’s every player for himself. But when he puts himself at risk to watch Miki’s back, he leaves her both frustrated and fascinated. Jackson says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival. And the survival of every other person on the planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
That’s all the books that I added to my Goodreads Synopsis this week! Let me know if you like the post with or without the goodreads Synopses??
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