What’s Next (34) — Nobodies, Academies, and Girls

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

There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.

A private academy. A cult leader. A girl caught in the middle.

After Greer Cannon discovers that shoplifting can be a sport, her parents pack her up and send her off to McCracken Hill-a cloistered academy for troubled teens. At McCracken, Greer chafes under the elaborate systems and self-help lingo of therapeutic education. Then Greer meets Addison Bradley. A handsome, charismatic local, Addison seems almost as devoted to Greer as he is to the 12 steps. When he introduces Greer to his mentor Joshua, she finds herself captivated by the older man’s calm wisdom. Finally, Greer feels understood.

But Greer starts to question: Where has Joshua come from? What does he want in return for his guidance? The more she digs, the more his lies are exposed. When Joshua’s influence over Addison edges them all closer to danger, Greer decides to confront them both. Suddenly, she finds herself on the outside of Joshua’s circle. And swiftly, she discovers it’s not safe there.

Four nearly identical girls on a desert island. An unexpected new arrival. A gently warped near future where nothing is quite as it seems.

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl—the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck—suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist’s timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the final page has been turned.

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    Jenea Whittington

    January 17, 2013

    I have to go with The Different Girl. It sounds really good.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's What's Next

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    Stephanie Verhaegen

    January 17, 2013

    I'd also say The Different Girl. Love that cover and the description sounds awesome!

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    January 17, 2013

    NOBODY! I want to read that one and assassins? OH YEAH.

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    January 17, 2013

    The Different Girl because the girl on the cover has a freaking power button in her ear. Not the best reason, but that cover has me.

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    Brandi Kosiner

    January 17, 2013

    I will go with DIfferent Girl. I have it on TBR as well.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    Kaye M.

    January 18, 2013

    I'd say Nobody. Very, very curious about it. I need to get my hands on it soon.


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    Megan Hornyak

    January 19, 2013

    I say The Believing Game! I haven't heard of it before but it sounds really good! *runs away to add to Goodreads shelf*


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