Friday, August 16, 2013

What's Next? Linkup

 Even though this isn't Thursday, I've decided to take part in this linkup hosted by IceyBook, called What's next? Basically, I'm going to share with ya'll a few book choices I have to read next, and I want your opinion on what I should read next. I'll post the choices, and you can vote in the comments. :)

 So here are the books!


Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.

Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.

Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.

The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?


  Achan steps into his role as Crown Prince and prepares for war. But war against whom? Could Esek still be alive? Has Lord Nathak taken Esek’s place? Or is the mysterious Hadad the true enemy Achan must confront?

Vrell has her own agenda of serving Prince Oren as a healer, but when she is stormed and lost to the Veil, Achan does all he can to bring her back. His conversations with her are strange, though, as if she has no memory of who he is.

In a land consumed by Darkness, the fate of Er’Rets hangs in the balance as Achan endeavors to take the throne and end the reign of Darkness.

What is that mark? As the Shadonae rise in the west and war threatens the north, a young woman discovers she is not human . . . Rowen Mar finds a strange mark on her hand, and she is banished from her village as a witch. She covers the mark with a leather glove and seeks sanctuary in the White City. She lives in fear that if she touches another person, the power inside her will trigger again, a terrifying power that allows her to see the darkness inside the human heart . . . But the mark is a summons, and those called cannot hide forever. For the salvation of her people lies within her hand.


 So those are the three choices I have for now. Which should I read?


Leah K. Oxendine said...

Anomaly! At you have *me* wanting to read it. xP

Bethany said...

Leah, haha, it does look verrrryyyy interesting. And I confess, I've already sneaked a look at the prologue. ;)

Heather Manning said...

They all look good, but I'll say By Darkness Hid. ;)

Bethany said...

Heather: Ooh. Good choice.

Cait said...

I'd vote for Anomaly. It looks really interesting! Hard picks though. They all look like good books. ;)

Bethany said...

Cait, Anomaly right now is my next choice haha. But we'll see what happens.

Jaguar Hero! said...

I read Anomaly and thought it was interesting! :)