Series Enders Challenge Wrap-up--May

This month I finished three more series!! I'm likely going to need to upgrade my challenge pick! Though oddly enough, I'm still straying from my "list" that I initially was going to go off of! Whoops!

Anyway, here are the series I finished this month:

The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain (Into the Dark Tilogy)
 
Review to come at a later date as this was an ARC


The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent (The Stars Never Rise Duology)
 
Review to come at a later date as this too was an ARC


Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (Age of Legends Trilogy)



Relentless by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs (The Hero Agenda Duology*)
 
*At least for now this one seems to be a duology, but with possibility of more! I actually read this in March but forgot about adding it to my challenge, I guess I wasn't sure where it stood series wise. So I'm going to include it for now since it does look like it's the finale!





Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by MizB of Books and Beat

Here are the rules:


1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.



WARNING! The second teaser I'm to share is not for the faint of heart! Please remember, this is just 1 book and 1 character's words!

"I only know one thing for sure.

Whatever they don't want me to see, that's where I'm digging. I need to be where the secrets are.

I'm more interested in ensuring I have a future than they think." p 124


"Zhang, B: Wole Soyinka said that. he was a writer, back in 20C. studied him in college. wrote about injustice. Plays, poems, books, good stuff. u should read him

ByteMe: what's a book?

Zhang, B: ..." p 200


TITLE: Illuminae
AUTHORS: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2015



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Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.



This week's topic is: Beach Reads Week--Top 10 Books I'd Read on the Beach!

Note these aren't really "beachy" reads. I've never been to a beach really, so I don't know what's considered a "beach read".


*in no particular order


1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas--so yeah...it's really long, but I am actually planning on saving this for the long drive to Florida this summer. Which is around 16-17 hours I think? And we might go to a beach one day while we're there too! So who knows! Plus, I have Irish white skin from my mom's side, I could use some sun! LOL!
2. THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh--I think this would be a fun summer/beach read. Yeah, it's already deserty so why not read it during the summer! St. Louis is hot & humid like a desert too!
3. EIGHTH GRAVE AFTER DARK by Darynda Jones--I chose 8 instead of the upcoming 10 because I need to read this one still! LOL! These are always fun reads, so perfect for the beach!



4. A GHOUL'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER by Victoria Laurie--I am behind in all my mystery series apparently! It's sad because I adore them all! I think all of them would make great beach reads! This one is also the series finale and I'm not quite ready to say goodbye yet!
5. SENSE OF DECEPTION by Victoria Laurie--again with the behind on my mystery reads! I do adore Victoria's books though, so hopefully I can read these this summer!
6. SPELLCASTING IN SILK by Juliet Blackwell--another mystery author I love! These are what I call Cozy Paranormal Mysteries! Insert that paranormal there! They're all a lot of fun and I really need to get back to them! I am like 99% certain I still need to read this one and not the one before it! LOL!


7. KEEPER OF THE CASTLE by Juliet Blackwell--her other series that I am also behind in! Still need to read this one!! 
8. SLEEP NO MORE by Aprilynne Pike--the perfect summer read is one to scare you silly! This is one of the many thrillers I still need to read!
9. TORN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Goodreads and her website say July 19th as the release date, so this is a perfect read for summer!! Why you ask? It's Jennifer L. Armentrout of course!


10. JAWS by Peter Benchley--what's a more perfect beach read than one about a shark that will eat you alive if you decide to go swim in the ocean...next to the beach! LOL! Yeah, a bit weird with this one, but I loved the movie growing up! Read the book some years later and found it to be the first instance where I enjoyed the movie better. GASP! I know!!! It's dreadful. But I had watched the movie like a 1000 times before finally reading the book at an appropriate age, so it's a given I'd like the movie more. 





Review--Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.


The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


How do you review a book like Illuminae? It's one of the most unique books I've read in awhile! I am amazed at how Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff wrote this! It's so complex, yet still readable! I think that's what kept me away from it in the beginning, that it was so non-traditional in its storytelling. I wasn't sure I would be able to see what the story was actually about! But in fact, it wasn't all that hard. Sure, there were some parts I was confused, basically when we strayed away from Kady or Ezra's parts and I wasn't able to grasp what was going on there, but overall, I felt like I followed along fairly well, all things considered!

Illuminae, as you probably all know by now, isn't told like your regular story, this one is told in basically everything but the traditional sense! We have IM chats, emails, notices, journal entries...basically everything you could think of! And the story really comes across rather clear for the most part. It was when "new" characters would be popping up that I didn't quite grasp what was going on. But I did have a minimal understanding of those parts, so it wasn't a total loss!

Basically we follow two teenagers, Kady and Ezra who live on another planet that was doing some illegal things. Kady and Ezra had just broken up when a large company known as BeiTech attacked their planet causing what remaining citizens to evacuate, if they survived and managed to get on one of the fleeing ships. Kady and Ezra who had wound up running together managed to get on these ships, but they were separated when Ezra was injured and he had to go to the "hospital" like ship where all the other injured were going.

After that it becomes a race against the clock to stay ahead of the other BeiTech ships chasing after them, but then things start to get a little chaotic when one of the ship's AI, called AIDAN starts to act of its own accord. So we basically have the machines are alive and cognizant thing going on here. But thankfully(?) it's just one machine they're dealing with.

The danger felt very real when reading these different formats of text. Again, how would you describe this kind of book? There's still a good deal of tension and anticipation as Ezra and Kady manage to communicate with one another when Kady hacks into other people's accounts and IM's Ezra a lot! She's one fierce and super smart teen! We get to see them reconnect with one another this way and it was quite interesting, because again, these two are separated, so all their swoony moments are happening in IM chats or emails. It was surreal in a way, but also amazing at how you start to care for these characters when we're basically just reading one large file on everything that happened!

I tend to forget when I was reading that this seriously starts out with a letter saying the contents are a recount of what happened. And in the end, we get quite a few shocking twists and reveals!! I felt like one was coming in some sense, but I had no inkling of how it would turn out! But I was still blown away by yet another shocking surprise!! And just wow! Seriously WHOA!

It's going to be interesting to see where this series will go after everything that happened in Illuminae! I'm glad I have Gemina to read soon! Yeah, I gotta squeeze one more other book in before diving back into this chaos!! And I really do mean chaos as a good thing! Illuminae is chaos! And I can only expect chaos from the next books as well! But the thing is, it's a controlled chaos! We're all over the place with how this story is told and it gets pretty chaotic! Did I mention we also get AIDAN's point of view? THAT was seriously trippy! And while we knee deep in chaos, never once was I (overly) confused! It's astounding the way that works! Like I said, I had some "mild" confusion when we started getting emails/notices/conversation transcripts or whatever from completely new people. Introducing characters is probably the hardest thing in this book and even trying to talk about them is hard, because we're literally getting another person's account of said character! Almost two really, as you usually have Kady or Ezra in the conversation transcript or whatever, and then you gotta wonder who compiled that data and is it a trusted source?

Illuminae will seriously throw you through a loop, but trust me it's one thrilling and exciting ride!! If you're looking for that read that is totally out there and beyond comparison then seriously consider reading this one if you haven't already!


Overall Rating 4.95/5 stars--yeah...I'm going there! Sorry! It's pretty much a nearly absolutely perfect read for me, but again, I had some mile confusion with a few of the "data pieces" in the beginning that brought about new characters in a way that wasn't as smooth as I could've hoped for. I managed to follow along with the overall story arc rather well, but that mild disorientation in the beginning can't really be overlooked. But that being said, this was a slightly new reading experience for me (as I have read one that did something similar) and there was new book, new world confusion you sometimes get, but thankfully this didn't last as long as most and that's why I am only deducting the mildest infraction on the book's part! So yay!




ARC Review--Relentless by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs

Revenge is easy, but justice is worth fighting for...

Kenna is tired of being lied to-and hunted by the very allies she once trusted. Unearthing the dark secrets of the superhero world has not only endangered her life, now her boyfriend faces execution for crimes he didn't commit and her mother is being held captive in a secret governmental prison. 

Kenna is determined to stand up for what's right and save those she loves from unspeakable fates. It's time for the betrayal to end. It's time for the real criminals to face justice. 

But the truth is even more terrifying than Kenna could imagine. A conspiracy threatens the fate of heroes, villains, and all of humanity. If Kenna's going to survive, she must draw on her deepest strength: her resilience. Because when Kenna's pushed to the limit, she doesn't break down. She fights back.


I received this eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


Relentless is the epic conclusion to the duology by two incredible authors, Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs! I didn’t know it was a duology really until I finished this one! We get a sense of finality to the story, but that never means another adventure might not be waiting around the corner! Only time will tell.

We pick up shortly where we left off. Kenna and the villains realize that Rex Malone, the superhero leader, is one bad dude. He now has Draven and Kenna’s mother in his possession, and he also has Rebel under some sort of influence that makes her very un-Rebel like. Kenna will do everything it takes to rescue them all. And that’s where we find ourselves in the first chapter.

It’s no surprise that after that mission, the villains must figure out how to stop Malone for good. But they have to figure out how to undo whatever was done to Rebel first. For she is still acting like the heroes biggest supporter, and we all know that’s not the real Rebel. When Kenna uses some of her smarts left by her mother, they’re able to think of a suitable plan to get the old Rebel back.

This was one awesome read! I’ve always enjoyed the comic book movies, never read the original comics myself. But I find the stories fascinating! This one included, because we don’t have just ordinary people here, they’re super heroes and villains and the villains aren’t really what you would expect! Nor are the heroes for that matter! I think that’s part of the appeal here with this series. Nothing is what you would expect and I love that!

The pacing was incredible too! There’s not much for dull moments in this one. Our villains are always moving from one plan to the next. For the grand goal becomes to take Malone down.

We get a new character added to the mix, her name is V and yeah, she’s a villain too. She was left behind to watch over the Power Twins by Anton. Which I was kind of surprised that the leader of a villains really did just make a walk on appearance. After he leaves, we don’t see him again, at all. I would’ve thought he would at least pop up once or twice before the end. Or at least at the very end, but there was nothing. It was a minor disappointment but nothing to get too upset over. But back to V! She’s one awesome villain! She pretty much takes her “babysitting” job seriously and watches out for the boys. It’s not long before Jeremy is totally smitten with her and tries to gain her affection. It was funny too, because V is not your girly girl type! I loved watching them banter!

And naturally, the chemistry between Draven and Kenna is still spot on! I love how these two have become close. And sure, in a sense you could say it was insta-love, I can’t really remember how quickly they fell for each other in the first book, but the “L” word is thrown around in this one and yeah, it’s cheesy, but still gives you some gushy feels during the eye-roll! LOL!

We get quite a few shockers thrown at us in this one! Ones I wish we could see further in a sense, but as I said, I get the feeling that this is the last book. While everything is pretty much wrapped up, I just wished there was more details to a few things. Like Y and Z happened…but I just want to know more about those aftermaths! It’s more like getting a statement of fact thrown at you and that’s all there is to it. A few more pages with added details would’ve been nice as well. But I can see from the way the book ended, with another particular event, that overall aftermath will just have to be left to the reader’s imagination.

Relentless was an action packed, amazing read! I pretty much loved every moment of it. (Not counting those two little nuisances!) It’s a duology that will keep you reading late into the night! It’s especially addicting since it deals with superheroes and villains, and since my primary reads are filled with paranormal beings, I quite enjoyed this breath of fresh air! So if you’re looking for an exciting read that’s outside the box, be sure to pick this duology up!


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


Relentless releases June 7, 2016





 

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


As you might have noticed, I didn't read The Last Star as planned for my next read! I realized I hadn't read any of my TBR Challenge books, so I thought I would squeeze one in over the long weekend! Granted I haven't read from it since Friday, but I plan to get a nice chunk of it done today!


 Last Week I Read:

The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent (ARC)--Review to come at a later date
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (4.5 stars)

Currently Reading:

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


What I Plan to Read this Week:

The Last Star by Rick Yancey


Other Posts of Interest:








MOVIE REVIEW--Captain America: Civil War

Whoa. Just whoa! Captain America: Civil War was soooo awesome! And yet, now I fear what this might mean for the Avengers! They were divided and it seems like they might remain so. 

I never really know how much these movies stay true to the comic history, but I guess it doesn't really matter. Since Captain America is now some sort of villain. Because that totally makes sense! o.O

But anyways, this one had a very interesting storyline that brought in all of the Avengers and how basically everything is a mess due to the last Avenger movie. The thing about these Marvel movies is how interconnected they all are! We get characters popping in each other's movies and whatnot, and some threads are continued along the way. Like how things are very tense with the Avengers now because not only did they make a mess with their last "save the world" scenario, but while doing the same thing again, they made yet another mess that led to innocent people dying. And this is not making the world happy, so the U.N. wants the Avengers to sign a contract that basically says they Avengers will listen and basically work for them. And this is where the line gets drawn. 

Tony thinks it's a fine idea, they have made mistakes when trying to help people and he thinks a little "restriction" or whatever, might not be such a bad thing. The Captain is against it. He thinks it will stop them from being the heroes they should be and only getting to save who they are told or being told to attack people that might be innocent after all. The politics of  get a little messy, but when you're watching the movie you totally understand it!

The Winter Solider, aka Bucky, returns as well. He's a guy you feel for. He honestly can't help the way he is since he was pretty much brainwashed for all these years and he struggles to be the good guy. And that is what leads to a lot of trouble! The Captain wants to stand by his best friend, but he is being pitted against his old friends, the Avengers.

This is truly a movie that needs to be seen in order to grasp everything I am struggling to tell you all! But I have to say, it was freaking awesome!! I love a good action movie and the Marvel comic movies are always sooo awesome! Though this one did tug at the heartstrings because literally everyone is against each other and that sadden me! Thor and Hulk were mentioned as being MIA, which was also sad, but it makes me wonder what sides they would choose. I think I saw an article about this but I can't remember what it said.

We do get two new superheroes, Spiderman and the Black Panther. It was interesting to see this new Spiderman. There's already two of them in the Marvel Universe and I guess he makes up for a third one and it doesn't seem like he was bitten by the radioactive spider either, but that's another story I'm assuming! The Black Panther was a new to me superhero but I ended up really liking him! He's definitely gotta have some sort of story to him as I didn't quite understand how he came into the superhero role!

Overall, this was a really great movie! It was a lot of fun with action and the occasional humorous moment! There was quite a shocking reveal at the near end and it really makes you think about things. It's SO hard to talk about this movie without getting into spoilers, but it definitely makes me wonder what that 2 part Avengers movie will entail now that there's division in the ranks!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars




Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!


This was a rather good week!! After the past two weeks of BEA madness, this week was pretty tame, but still filled with more bookish goodies than I anticipated!! 

Here's what I bought:

 The Last Star by Rick Yancey--so excited to read this one! Yet scared too! It's the finale after all! EEP!
The Hunt by Megan Shepherd--I still need to read The Cage, but I'm a sucker for preordering hardcovers in that $10-11 range!
Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout--yeah...I bought this one because it had a NEW cover!! Lol! I have the original kindle book and the UK book that had its cover, solely just to have it in real book form. Then I saw the new cover and I had a coupon so I ordered it!! Although it took WAY longer to arrive than my membership shipping provides, I was just glad it did FINALLY arrive for this week's STS!


 Isn't it beautiful?!! LOL!


Then I saw Jenna (bookiemoji) on twitter willing to trade her extra copy of Recreated for one of her wishlist ARCs and I just so happened to have one so I immediately messaged her and we worked out the trade!! I cannot wait to read this one!!


Recreated by Colleen Houck (ARC)

 
THANK YOU Jenna!!


And then I received my #otspsecretsister gift in the mail yesterday and in it were some Disney goodies!! So excited to be going to Disney World this summer and the gifts really just have me dancing around even more! LOL!

Dream On by Kerstin Gier--I still need to read Dream a Little Dream, but now I can binge the first two when I get to it!

Then there was an adorable Itty Bitty Hallmark card featuring Frozen, some Mickey Mouse ears stickers and 2 blind boxes that contained Tiana and a Jasmine key chain!


THANK YOU Sis!!



Then I picked up another Funko...because why not? LOL! But seriously it was SAILOR MOON! I ordered the one from Hot Topic because it was the first one I saw. Tuxedo Mask sold out sadly, but I preordered him with Amazon! So I should get him next month hopefully!

Sailor Moon Funko Pop: Hot Top Exclusive


Another random goodie I picked up for myself that I couldn't help but buy:

Yeah, my childhood was calling and demanding I pick this one up! So I did! I listened to it today while running errands and ohh! all the feels I got from it again!!

I used to have this soundtrack on cassette. That's how old I am!! LOL! I still remember every time Lefou sang Gaston, it was the first few lines where he says, "You're everyone's favorite guy!" I would always quip back "NOT MINE!" as a kid!! LOL! And hey, it rhymed! So it worked! And I may or may not have said it again today too! ;)


And that was my haul this week! What did you all get?





Recent Cover Reveals--Cole, Paige, Braswell, McGee

I've been slacking in my cover reveals lately, but for the most part it comes from me tweeting about them when I first get around to seeing them! LOL! So here are a few recent cover reveals that I've been meaning to share:

Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in this fourth action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole.

When the battle is done . . .
The Emperor unleashed hell and annihilated an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind--but Circe struck back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.

And all hope is lost . . .
With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.

Vengeance becomes everything.
To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future--and her chilling past--will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter's ashes, stronger than ever before?


CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS ONE!!! I adore this series and am sooo happy we're getting book 4 this year...though so far I am in a PANIC! Because Goodreads and everyone basically only lists a Kindle edition. I did notice there's a new publisher for the book so that's likely a cause, but there HAS to be a REAL book addition!! I can't collect the rest if there's not a real book!!!

Arcana Rising releases August 15, 2016 


Enter a world of elemental magic, forbidden romance, and betrayal in this prequel to New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige's upcoming Stealing Snow.

Young Nepenthe is half-princess, half-mermaid. Though she longs for the sea, her father wants her to stay on land. But only love can make a mermaid give up the water, and Nepenthe doesn't love anyone the way her mother loves her human father. She wants to live as a mermaid and become the River Witch, like her mother.

Then Nepenthe meets Prince Lazar, the son of the all-powerful Snow King of Algid, and she can't help but fall for him. After a horrible tragedy strikes, Nepenthe joins forces with a young fire witch named Ora to save Lazar and protect the kingdom. But it soon becomes clear that Ora loves Lazar just as much as Nepenthe does... And now Nepenthe must decide: inherit the power of the River Witch, or betray her friend to be with the boy she loves.

And Nepenthe's role in the prophecy is only just beginning. . . In the future, she is destined to cross paths with a girl named Snow, who will have the power to change Algid forever-for better, or for worse.

Oh yay for prequel novellas!! And isn't this cover gorgeous as well?! It's simple, but so lovely!!

Before the Snow releases July 26, 2016 


Enter a world of elemental magic, forbidden romance, and betrayal in this prequel to New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige's upcoming Stealing Snow.

Margot grew up as an apprentice to the witches Nepenthe and Ora, but she doesn't possess the incredible magic that they have. So when the old Snow King asked her to kidnap Ora, she obeyed his command, hiding her true motives from the witches. Though the witches could kill Margot for her betrayal, they showed her mercy--and without her old friends at her side, she must find her own way.

Leaving the world she knows behind, Margot decides to put her affinity for thieving to use by embracing the Robber trade. But she is set for a much greater fate. . . and more of the prophecy foretelling Algid's future will be revealed. Along the way, Margot must find her way from being a magic-less apprentice to be becoming a queen in her own right.

And Margot's role in the prophecy is only just beginning. . . In the future, she is destined to cross paths with a girl named Snow, who will have the power to change Algid forever-for better, or for worse.
 


This is another of the prequel novellas coming out this summer before Stealing Snow!! This cover kind of reminds me of the Red Queen ones, and I think The Queen of the Tearling in some edition was crown like too!

Queen Rising releases August 30, 2016 


This digital original novella is the seventh installment in the series’ prequel arc, and reveals how some members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked came to be.

Dorothy Gale’s armies killed Lanadel’s entire family, and she’s determined to seek revenge. She sets off to find the elusive, secretive group known as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. They’re rumored to be training their own army to defeat Dorothy. But when she finds them, Lanadel soon learns that she’s seriously underprepared both in fighting skills, as well as magical abilities, and she has to prove herself in order to join the Order and become one of them.







This is for the Dorothy Must Die series prequel novellas! I really like this one!! Kind of reminds me of The Girl with All the Gifts because of the yellow, but I still like it!


Order of the Wicked releases June 28, 2016 


What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind-memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.







Okay, the cover isn't so hot. And I know I struggled to read the first two books in this retelling series. The Aladdin one just wasn't what I expected and the Sleeping Beauty one had me DNF around 100 pages. But I LOVE Beauty and the Beast! Though I wonder if my expectations will be too high? I might have to give this one a try...maybe...possibly!

As Old as Time releases September 6, 2016 


Jennifer Klonsky and Emilia Rhodes at HarperTeen have bought Katharine McGee's debut The Thousandth Floor in a preempt. Set in 2118, the trilogy follows the scandalous lives of teens in Manhattan's new 1000-story skyscraper.

Set in the year 2118, taking place in a thousand-story supertower on Manhattan's Upper East Side. When a young woman falls from the 1,000th floor, her death ignites a scandal that ensnares the top-floor elite and bottom-floor drones

The first book is slated for publication in 2017. Josh Bank, Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika at Alloy Entertainment negotiated the deal for North American rights.





Okay so a description is forthcoming I guess, since the Goodreads page description is saying it will release in 2017 but it actually releases this year! The cover is sooo pretty! I have an ARC of this one I might read at some point! Sadly, it lacks this gorgeous cover!

The Thousandth Floor releases August 30, 2016 


And those are the ones I had been wanting to share! Plus the one I found recently!