19

Teaser Tuesday: In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and A Beat.

Teaser

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s book:

16150831

Book Title: In The Afterlight
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #3
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 28th 2014
Genres: Adventure, Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA
Age Range: 12-17 years old

button (5)

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the “rehabilitation camps” housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

Teaser:

But the way she cried, the way she wrapped her arms around me and buried her warm, wet face against my neck—that was a kid. That was a kid who’d already lived a hard life and was being asked to take on more.


I’m just a few pages shy in finishing this. This has been spectacular so far, I can’t wait share my thoughts on this (and possibly the whole trilogy).

What did you think? Do you have any teasers to share? Comment them down below, or send me a link to your own Teaser Tuesday post. Thanks for stopping by!

 

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.

0

Book Review: Wildwitch: Wildfire by Lene Kaaberbøl

28550334

Book Title: Wildwitch: Wildfire
Author: Lene Kaaberbøl
Series: Wildwitch #1
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books
Publication Date: January 7, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, YA
Age Range: 9-12 years old
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

button (5)

Clara is a normal 12-year-old girl, until a scary encounter with an unusually large black cat changes her life for ever. With the help of her Aunt Isa, she is introduced to her astounding true nature: as a Wildwitch, she can learn to communicate with animals, and harness the magical power of the natural world around her.

But before Clara can get to grips with her newfound abilities, she is confronted with a powerful enemy. Her experiences force her to grow up faster than she had expected, and she learns that, in the wild world, she will have to learn to fight as well as flee.


I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Continue reading

2

Book Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

10576365

Book Title: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #1
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Age Range: 12-17 years old
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

button (5)

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

Continue reading

11

Waiting On Wednesday: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

a06aa-new2bwow


This week’s book:

26073074

Book Title: The Leaving
Author: Tara Altebrando
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: June 7th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller, Fiction, YA
Age Range: 13-17 years old

button (5)

Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been.

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.

Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story.


I cannot contain myself. I must get a copy of this as soon as possible. It just sounds so good!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment below or give me a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post. Thanks for stopping by!

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.

10

Teaser Tuesday: Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and A Beat.

Teaser

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s book:

9165406

Book Title: Okay for Now
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date:
 April 5th 2011
Genres: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, YA
Age Range: 10-12 years old

button (5)

Midwesterner Gary D. Schmidt won Newbery Honor awards forLizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boys and The Wednesday Wars, two coming-of-age novels about unlikely friends finding a bond. Okay For Now, his latest novel, explores another seemingly improbable alliance, this one between new outsider in town Doug Swieteck and Lil Spicer, the savvy spitfire daughter of his deli owner boss. With her challenging assistance, Doug discovers new sides of himself. Along the way, he also readjusts his relationship with his abusive father, his school peers, and his older brother, a newly returned war victim of Vietnam.

Teaser:

That night, I lay in the dark and drew the falling bird in the air: the wings, the tail feathers, the long beak. The eye. I drew them all again and again and again, trying to feel the wind through the feathers, wondering how whoever drew it had made it feel that way.


What do you think? Got any teasers of your own? Leave a link to your post in the comments section, or if you don’t have one you can just comment a teaser below too. Thanks for stopping by!

 

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.