November TBR | Netgalley |

November TBR | Netgalley |

Happy Halloween everyone,

tomorrow will be the first of November, and nothing is better for a reader if not starting the month with the TBR, the list of the books to be read, or better the list of the targets to reach in the entering month.

For November I’ve planned to read 6 books, and even more if I’m able to, but for now I stop at six.

November TBR | Netgalley |Artemis by Andy Weir

Publication date: 14 November 2017

Prize:16,20

Plot: The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Publication date: 10 October 2017

Prize:12,90

Plot: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and  exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute. Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.

November TBR | Netgalley |Uncanny by Sarah Fine

Publication date: 3 October 2017

Prize: 9,70

Plot:Two sisters. One death. No memories.

Cora should remember every detail about the night her stepsister, Hannah, fell down a flight of stairs to her death, especially since her Cerepin—a sophisticated brain-computer interface—may have recorded each horrifying moment. But when she awakens after that night, her memories gone, Cora is left with only questions—and dread of what the answers might mean. When a downward spiral of self-destruction forces Cora to work with an AI counselor, she finds an unexpected ally, even as others around her grow increasingly convinced that Hannah’s death was no accident. As Cora’s dark past swirls chaotically with the versions of Hannah’s life and death that her family and friends want to believe, Cora discovers the disturbing depths of what some people may do—including herself. With her very sanity in question, Cora is forced to face her greatest fear. She will live or die by what she discovers.

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Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

Publication date: 5 November 2017

Prize: 10,00
Plot: What if you could go back to the pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your own fate? Not that long ago, Mal Thomas escaped with his life only through a mixture of good fortune and divine intervention after he and his eclectic team were hired by the world’s most powerful industrialist to promote the alleged second coming of the Messiah. Not everyone involved was as lucky as Mal. After writing a best-selling book about his experiences – and becoming an unlikely spiritual leader along the way – Mal hopes to retreat to the tranquility of his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, another enigmatic billionaire with an equally incredible proposition has other ideas. Huw Hudson, the man often described as a modern-day Howard Hughes, wants to position his company, Space Rider, as the leader in commercial space tourism. He tries to enlist Mal and his team to help promote it, with one extraordinary twist. Hudson has evidence of an alleged UFO encounter, which he thinks could damage his business plans, and he asks Mal to investigate and manage the breaking news story. Against his better judgment, Mal agrees. Crisscrossing Sao Carlos, Miami, London, and Dubai, Mal is forced to keep an unbelievable secret from the FBI and even his closest friends. As he gets pulled deeper and deeper into Hudson’s ambitious plot, he is also forced to confront his deepest fears. The wrong decision has the power to change history. Valley of Time is the second book in Holden’s Mal Thomas novel series.

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Masked by J. D. Wright

Publication date: 15 August 2017
Prize:13,30
Plot: Vada’s To-Do List: – Turn 18 (check!) – Register super name – Order supersuit – Attend superhero indoctrination – Graduate high school – Start kicking criminal tail Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves. Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck? Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.
Prize: 3,07 (Kindle)
Plot: She thought she knew who she was and where she came from. Then her home was destroyed. Her little brother gone. Her boyfriend taken. She owed her own survival to a mutant – the very forces behind the destruction that has ripped her life apart. Now Sorrel will never be the same again.
There is no “Before”, there is only “Now”. Because now there’s no internet, no TV, no power grid. Food is scarce, and the world’s a hostile place. But Sorrel lives a quiet life in the tiny settlement of Amat. It’s all she’s ever known …
Until a gang of marauding mutants destroys the village, snatching her brother Eli, and David, the boy she loves. Sorrel sets out after them, embarking on a journey fraught with danger, spurred on by the thought of Eli and David out there somewhere, desperate for her help …
THE NEW DARK is the first book in a scintillating new YA trilogy.
P.S. The prizes are taken from Amazon, they might always change.
To the next time,
Miriam
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Precedente TBR di Novembre | Netgalley | Successivo The Shannara Chronicles - Serie TV #8