What’s Next (52) — Aliens, Historical Fiction, and Twins

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

The Planet Thieves

Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required spacetime for summer quarter.

But routine goes out the airlock when they’re attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.

With the captain and the crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that’s left to warn the ESC. And soon they find out exactly why the Tremist chose this ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.

Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon. Before there isn’t a war left to fight.

The Wicked and the Just

This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the “vicious” Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress. As issues of prejudice, heritage, and occupation come to a head, both girls have to find a way to survive.

Hollow Earth

Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emily Calder can do way more than finish each other’s sentences. Together, they are able to bring art to life and enter paintings at will. Their extraordinary abilities are highly sought after, particularly by a secret group who want to access the terrors called Hollow Earth. All the demons, devils, and evil creatures ever imagined are trapped for eternity in the world of Hollow Earth—trapped unless special powers release them.

The twins flee from London to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in hopes of escaping their pursuers and gaining the protection of their grandfather, who has powers of his own. But the villains will stop at nothing to find Hollow Earth and harness the powers within. With so much at stake, nowhere is safe—and survival might be a fantasy.

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    May 23, 2013

    I vote for Hollow Earth.

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    Sam Kasbrick

    May 23, 2013

    My vote goes to The Wicked and the Just. :)

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    Jenea Whittington

    May 23, 2013

    I vote for Hollow Earth. It sounds really good.

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    Jenna D.

    May 23, 2013

    The Wicked and the Just, though I have not yet read any of these. :)

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    May 23, 2013

    Oooh, I hadn't heard of Hollow Earth. That sounds intriguing! I'm dying to read The Wicked and the Just, though, so I vote for that…

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    Christianna Marks

    May 23, 2013

    The Wicked and the Just!

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    May 23, 2013

    One think you should know about me? I ALWAYS go for the historical fiction. I vote the Wicked and the Just because I have been dying to read it!
    <3333 Inky

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    Claire K.

    May 23, 2013

    Go for the Wicked!

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    May 24, 2013

    I loved The Planet Thieves and I'm dying to read The Hollow Earth (John Barrowman!!)

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    Gina @ My Precious

    May 24, 2013

    Oh I'm torn I heard The Planet Thieves is REALLY good! The Hollow Earth is new to me, but twins, uh ya! I'm down with that!

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    May 25, 2013

    Definitely Hollow Earth. Is that by THE John Barrowman? Like of Doctor Who fame?