Stacking the Shelves and In My Mailbox 05-11-13
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the
5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The
beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone
they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to
stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and
mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her
brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust
and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To
give up or to get up. Review and Image: Goodreads
Outcast by Adrienne Kress
After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.
Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is.
He thinks it’s 1956.
Set in the
deep south, OUTCAST is a story of love, trust, and coming of age. It’s
also a story about the supernatural, a girl with a strange sense of
humor who’s got wicked aim, a greaser from the 50’s, and an army of
misfits coming together for one purpose: To kick some serious angel ass. Review and Image: Goodreads
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won't stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.
Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn't need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.
Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.
The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.
published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and
rereleased as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy. Review and Image: Goodreads
Bought: The 5th Wave
Review: The Bane/NetGalley
This week I'm really excited about The5th Wave by Rick Yancey. I've heard such good things about The 5th Wave and I can't wait to read it! I also picked up Outcast by Adrienne Kress, and The Bane by Keary Taylor at NetGalley. Both are new authors to me, but caught my eye and sound really good.