Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

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Afterworlds

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Release Date: September 2014

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Summary:

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

When I looked through my list of books I was SHOCKED how many authors there are that I could include in today’s TTT post. There are a few who only have one book out yet and I’m impatiently waiting for their next one to come out (why can’t all authors write as fast as Sanderson and Armstrong???). Then there are others I only discovered this year and I didn’t have time yet to read another one of their books. And then there is the rest… the WTH-is-wrong-with-me why-haven’t-I-read-their-other-books-yet kind of authors!

Hallowread 2014

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I’ve always been a fan of all things scary. I love watching scary movies and I like my books dark and gory. So of course I’m going to read horror books in October and I’m very excited to be part of Georgie’s Hallowread, a month-long read-along.

Georgie, Rosie, Hannah and I each chose an awesome book from the horror/paranormal genre for a week-long read-along and we are also going to share fun posts for each of these books as well as updates on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #hallowread2014!

Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

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Messenger of Fear

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Release Date: September 2014

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Series: Messenger of Fear #1

Summary:

Mara wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. Then a beautiful young man dressed in black appears. He calls himself Messenger of Fear.

This boy is able to move effortlessly through space and time. He also sees the darkness in human hearts. He sees the evils done: the destructive lies, the cruelty, the bullying, the violence. And if the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, he will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.

It is a world of fair but harsh justice. Of retribution and redemption. And mystery. Why was Mara chosen to be the Messenger’s apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? She won’t find out until three of the wicked receive justice. And when she does, she will be shattered.

A year of reading Brandon Sanderson

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Interrupting my blogging hiatus for a very exciting announcement! :D
At the end of last year I fell in love with Brandon Sanderson‘s books, so when Elena came to me with her idea for a Brandon Sanderson challenge/read-along I was thrilled! There are still so many of his books I need to read and reading them together with others is so much better!

 

A year of reading Brandon Sanderson:

From Alcatraz to Mistborn to Warbreaker, Elena and I who are big fans of Sanderson, want to tackle Sanderson’s complete Cosmere. This challenge is supposed to be a coordinated long-time read-along to make for intensive chats about Sanderson’s books. Therefore we are going to host “reading nights” and if we can manage we also want to do read-alongs for specific books.

See that Sanderson is a diligently writer, there is a broad  range of books to choose from, both in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genre, and series as well as standalones. He is also quiet popular in Germany so that almost every book is available in German and most of his books are also available in audiobook format! There is something for everyone!

 

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