2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.
The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.
I’ve been raving about Acid for ages now. I’ve wanted to read it since its release. I’m going to hold on for a little while until the debut-a-thon though because I’m sure it will feel even more special then.
The second book I’ve chosen is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
This book has spread around the blogosphere like wildfire and so I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone’s going on about.
The third book I’ve chosen to read is Pantomime by Laura Lam
R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.
But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.
Pantomime has been sitting on my shelf since March and I recently won another copy so this may give me the kick I finally need to read it.
What are you planning to read?
Debbie Turner2 June, 2013 at 9:15 am
Argh I forgot about the 5th Wave! So many books to read and so little time 🙁
My sign up post is here http://snugglingonthesofa.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/debut-a-thon-sign-up/
Sam2 June, 2013 at 10:57 am
I had some mixed thoughts about Pantomime, but I thought it was an interesting read overall. I loved The 5th Wave! I can’t wait to see what you think of it. 🙂
Jess Hearts Books!2 June, 2013 at 10:49 am
I’m thinking of signing up to this too! I hope you have fun Lucy! The 5th Wave and Pantomime are ace and I’m looking forward to reading ACID myself! 🙂
Pink Lady 6312 June, 2013 at 12:00 pm
This looks intresting. ACID actually sounds really good an The 5th Wave is one I’m dying to read 🙂 Good Luck
Amber (Books of Amber)2 June, 2013 at 12:06 pm
I am considering putting ACID on my list! I’ve been wanting to read it all month but I’ve been putting it off. The main character sounds AMAZING!
Thanks so much for signing up! I hope this is going to be lots of fun 😀
Rebekah Campbell2 June, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Acid looks amazing, I can’t wait to find the time to get to it 😀 5th Wave is REALLY good as well so hope you enjoy it!
Eileen3 June, 2013 at 1:54 am
Ahh I got The 5th Wave a few days ago, and it looks really, really fantastic; there have been so many raving reviews as well for it 🙂
I hope you enjoy the books that you read!
maya3 June, 2013 at 2:58 pm
The 5th Wave is awesome and I also really enjoyed Pantomime, hope you have fun reading these!
Tilly Currer3 June, 2013 at 5:54 pm
The 5th Wave is so good! I really hope you enjoy that one. I saw Acid in my local bookshop but I didn’t buy it, so I’m interested to know whether you enjoy it or not 🙂