What’s Next (#81) – The Midnight Death of Mara Dyer

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

Midnight City

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone—a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.

Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.

As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.

Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

Death Sworn

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.

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Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 15 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a part time pirate and assassin.



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    December 19, 2013

    Mara! ;) I need to binge-read the first two books, myself!

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    December 19, 2013

    I’m going with Mara too. Haven’t read it yet but that series is getting so much love everywhere it can’t possibly be bad. Will definitely binge-read it really soon.

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    Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind

    December 19, 2013

    Death Sworn looks very different which could be good or bad but I think you should give it a shot (:

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    Alicia Batista

    December 19, 2013

    Finally!!! I have been trying to get into your website ALL day with no luck! But finally I got in! :D

    My vote goes to Midnight City!! I just bought this book from Amazon yesterday, I can’t wait to read it!!

    Actually, I first heard of Midnight City in your Blog from your brothers awesome review! It persuaded me to go out and buy it! He definitely has a talent with expressing himself and getting is point across! :D

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    Montana @ The Book Belles

    December 19, 2013

    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! I really enjoyed it :)

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    December 22, 2013

    I would go with Mara :)