What’s Next? (44) – Heists, Gameboards, and Perdido Beach

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

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such mega-successes: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense

It’s been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana’s malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ

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    Jenea Whittington

    March 28, 2013

    I definitely vote for Taken.

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    Sapir V

    March 28, 2013

    Go for Taken. It sounds great!!

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    March 28, 2013

    My vote goes to Taken!

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    Jenna D.

    March 28, 2013

    I think you ought to finish a series! Read Light. :)

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    Jenny N.

    March 28, 2013

    Gameboard of the Gods because I'm up for anything written by Richelle Mead.

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    Britney Gulbrandsen

    March 28, 2013

    Taken!!! It looks SOOOO good!

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    Christianna Marks

    March 28, 2013

    Gah all of these sound so awesome and I'm being no help at all!

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    March 28, 2013

    Hmm. all of them look/sound amazing! I think you'd be happy with whichever one you pick! BUT, since that would be so not fair, I'm saying Taken. Looks so yummylicsious.

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    Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    March 29, 2013

    I have to read the first…five books before I get to Light. I bought them all, read the first two, but didn't finish them! I'm silly.

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    Zachary Flye

    March 29, 2013

    Gameboard of the Gods 100%