What’s Next? (47) – America, Janelle, and Marina

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

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

No one crosses the wall of light . . . except for one girl who doesn’t remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future—no matter how short and uncertain it may be.

The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can’t get in. Outside the Arclight’s border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man’s-land. That’s where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She’s the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who’s determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.

When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?

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    April 18, 2013

    I recently read The Elite and WOW–full of shockers and craziness. But really good! I'd pick that one. (:

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    April 18, 2013

    I vote for Unbreakable. Happy reading!

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    Bookaholic 007

    April 18, 2013

    I haven't read The Selection or The Elite yet! However, I choose The Elite! :D

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    Jenea Whittington

    April 18, 2013

    I vote for The Elite. Loved The Selection. :D

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    Sam Kasbrick

    April 18, 2013

    Elite :)

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    Christianna Marks

    April 18, 2013

    I kinda wanna put in a vote for Arclight!

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    April 18, 2013

    That. Is. Really. Hard. I want to read The Selection books so bad! And the Unraveling books so bad!! But I'm gonna have to go with ARCLIGHT since it's a debut, and I haven't read the others so I don't know exactly. Tehe. Enjoy them HAFSAH!

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    Holly Bryan

    April 18, 2013

    You should totally read UNBREAKABLE … it's AMAZING!!! I. Love. Liz Norris! Love. I am also sooo eager to read ARCLIGHT too, though. Haven't read the Selection books, not sure if I really want to…

    (Hannah, you should *definitely* read Unraveling and then be ready for Unbreakable when it comes out in 2 weeks!!!!)

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    Britney Gulbrandsen

    April 18, 2013

    I vote for Unbreakable!!

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    Sally@Always Lost in Stories

    April 18, 2013

    I really want to read Elite and Unbreakable as I loved the first in both these series- but I vote Elite. I wanna know what happens!

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    Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog

    April 20, 2013

    Arclight! It looks so good!

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    April 21, 2013

    Arclight!!! I've been reading reviews about it and the majority loved it.

    Little Book Star