What’s Next? (22)

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Here are a few I have to (or want to!) read soon. Which first?

Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America–and the fame game is on!

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she’s right to have them. TLN’s Who Knows People, Baby–You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life–on and off camera

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

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her–East River. She joins a group of kids who 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 a life worth living

An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all

Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician’s assistant. The three young women’s lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.

It’s up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it–without calling too much attention to themselves.

Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

Which should I read first??
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    October 25, 2012

    I pick The Darkest Minds. It sounds interesting. :-)

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    Abbey Ann

    October 25, 2012

    I think you should read The Friday Society.

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    Coffee Monster

    October 25, 2012

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    Coffee Monster

    October 25, 2012

    Great choices, I have all of these on my TBR pile, hopefully for next year. :)

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    October 25, 2012

    Flash Point – sounds good!

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    Jenea Whittington

    October 25, 2012

    The Friday Society for sure..

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    October 25, 2012

    My vote goes to the Darkest Minds. It looks freaky. Second choice is Flash Point!

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    Katrina Marie

    October 25, 2012

    The Friday Society. :D

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    Sam Kasbrick

    October 25, 2012

    I vote for The Darkest Minds.

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    October 25, 2012

    My vote goes to The Friday Society, it looks fun!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    Kim @ A Dutchie on Books

    October 25, 2012

    The Darkest Minds because I think it looks really good :)

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    Gina @ My Precious

    October 25, 2012

    The Darkest Minds.

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    October 26, 2012

    Friday Society. :D I want to read that the most of them all. :D

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    Allison L

    October 26, 2012

    My vote is for The Friday Society! :)

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    Addie R.

    October 26, 2012

    The Darkest Minds!