Nerd Blast: Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid

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The explosive conclusion to the series reviewers have likened to Ender’s Game and “Hogwarts-in-Space”

This exhilarating, explosive, and heartrending conclusion to the Insignia trilogy brings Tom and his intelligent, passionate, and brave young friends stunning tests and dangerous confrontations and through to an impossible future they could never have predicted.

Tom Raines and his friends are eager to return to the Pentagonal Spire to continue training for the elite Intrasolar Forces, but they soon discover troubling changes: strict new regulations and the revelation that the Spire is under new military control. What begins as an irritating adjustment soon reveals a dangerous shift in reality. Those now in control are aligned with corporate sponsors and their ruthless agendas. And when the military academy begins welcoming new cadets with suspicious neural processors, the first step in a plan with horrifying worldwide ramifications, Tom is desperate to stop it, even if that means keeping secrets from his closest allies.

Then a mysterious figure, the other ghost in the machine, begins fighting against the corporations, but with methods even Tom finds shocking. And when the enemy comes for Tom, how much can Tom endure in the battle to save himself? He must decide if he can still fight when the odds of success seem to be sliding from his grip.


Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray


A Thousand Pieces of You


Release Date: November 2014


Series: Firebird #1


Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

25h Brandon Sanderson Read-a-thon

As promised Elena and me are hosting our first event for the A Year of Reading Brandon Sanderson challenge, a 25h read-a-thon!

This weekend we want to spend 25h together with you, reading Brandon Sanderson’s books. We are going to start on Saturday at 8pm (TZC) and will read until Sunday 8pm/9pm, depending on whether you live in a country where the time is changed this weekend  or not ;)

Everyone can join the read-a-thon (you don’t have to be participating in the challenge) as long as you spend it with reading a Brandon Sanderson book. During these 25h we’ll ask you questions about the book and have a couple tasks which are optional but fun to share.

You can either write a blog post about your updates and answers or just participate by tweeting, using#25hSanderson.

Top Ten (new) Series I Want To Start

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

This is one of my favorite TTT topics because I LOOOOVE series (as you can see here) and I can’t wait to go through everyone’s list to find more I didn’t know about. I’ve only been reading (epic) fantasy for about a year now, so I was quiet overwhelmed this year by all the series I wanted to start. Falling in love with a new genre always makes me want to read ALL the books. This list would have been really hard if it weren’t for the restriction to only list new (=from the past 2 years) series^^



What To Read After Anna Dressed In Blood



Did you like reading Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake? Do you want to read more stories about ghosts? Here is a list of books you can read next.



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