What’s Next? (37) — Birthmarks, Mind Games, and Rulers

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

Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn’t know much about her background – the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip – but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town – from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend’s hidden talent for “feeling” out people and situations, to the new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya’s biological parents and it’s easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

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    Stephanie Verhaegen

    February 7, 2013

    The Gathering! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. :D

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    The Book Belles

    February 7, 2013

    I vote for Mind Games. I loved it! :)

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    Bree Clarkson

    February 7, 2013

    I'm voting for Mind Games! Just because I want to read it so bad, but am still waiting for it to be released! :)

    Bree :)
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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    Jenea Whittington

    February 7, 2013

    Mind Games definitely get my vote.

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    Christianna Marks

    February 7, 2013

    I've read some of Kelly Armstrong's other books and I like her stuff a lot! I also have that book on my Kindle, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe you should do that one first? They are super good, yet super easy reads!

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    February 7, 2013

    Mind Games was amazing!

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    February 7, 2013

    I really want to read Mind Games! Great blog, I'm a new follower!


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    February 8, 2013

    The Pledge, I love the sound of it!

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    February 11, 2013

    The gathering was greatt! One of my favorite books!