What’s Next (35) — Aliens, Telekinesis, and Secrets

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

Two kids from opposite sides of the country find themselves on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack – and bolster their middle-school transcripts in the process.

First came the missing people, missing time events, and untraceable radio signals. Then came Juliette, Arizona, a town that simply disappeared from existence. Suffice it to say, something strange is going on. Enter Haley and Dodger, two kids from opposite sides of the country who both think they can prove that these unexplained phenomena have a very real cause: aliens, and they are about to discover that their fledgling theories about extraterrestrial life are one-hundred-percent accurate.

Having each been awarded a Fellowship for Alien Detection (a grant from a mysterious foundation dedicated to proving aliens have visited earth), Haley and Dodger and their families each set off on a cross-country road trip over summer vacation to figure out what is happening in towns across America. They soon realize that the answers to many of their questions lie in the vanished town of Juliette, AZ, but someone, or something, is doing everything in its power to ensure they never reach it. If Haley and Dodger don’t act quickly, more people may go missing, and the world as we know it may change for the worse.

The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.

One house, two worlds…

Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

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    Jenea Whittington

    January 24, 2013

    Cinders and Sapphires get my vote :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's What's Next

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    Stephanie Verhaegen

    January 24, 2013

    I'd go for Pulse!

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    January 24, 2013

    Cinders and Sapphires sounds so good! Though, Pulse has the coolest cover ever. Seriously, how cool is that cover? But, I think I'd still go with Cinders and Sapphires because of its Downton Abbey relatability. I'm obsessed with that show.

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)

    January 24, 2013

    Cinders and Sapphires definitely!

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    January 24, 2013

    Cinders and Sapphires!

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    Sarah A.

    January 24, 2013

    I think I'd pick Pulse, just for that awesome cover alone.

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    My anxious life

    January 25, 2013

    The Fellowship of Alien Detection!! Such a cool cover. This is the first time I have stopped by your blog in a while… love the new look!

    Angela's Anxious Life

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    January 25, 2013

    Cinders for me. Totally WANT that book. :)

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    Julia :)

    January 25, 2013

    I vote for Pulse! It's got an awesome cover, and the story sounds really cool. :)

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    Holly Bryan

    January 28, 2013

    I vote for Pulse! Also love the cover and it sounds very exciting :)