Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
The theme this week in my WoW picks is apparently creepy, deceptive governments, LOL.
Slated by Teri Terry
From Goodreads: "Sixteen-year-old Kyla
has been 'slated': all of her past memories erased, her entire
personality wiped blank. She has been assigned a new name, a new date of
birth and even new parents. The government that did this to her claim
she was a terrorist, and that she has been given a second chance. But
Kyla knows that the government has been lying. Without her memories, how
will Kyla ever find the truth? And if her old self is really and truly
dead, then what are the terrifying images that still haunt her dreams?"
Playing around with memory always provides a lot of possibility for a story. I can't wait to see how this 'amnesia' is handled in Slated! I'm interested to see where the author takes the terrorism aspect, too.
So Close to You by Rachel Carter
"So Close to You brims
with the compelling “what if” mysteries surrounding The Time Traveler’s
Wife and all of the the action and creepy government experiments of The
Maze Runner—and, in a new twist, presents a piercing look at a dark
period in history and imagines what changes could have produced an
utterly different world...and what one girl would do to stop it.
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her
life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned
military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the
years. When she stumbles into a vessel that transports her to a
dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories
she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true—and that she’s in
the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary to trust,
Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the
truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices. And
if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy
Time travel? Secret government experiments? Sign me up! And the cover for this one is very cool. (But what's up with the vague, generic tagline, "Love unbound by time"? From the description it doesn't even sound like the romance is front-and-centre in this one!)
What books are you waiting for?