What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted at IceyBooks to help you decide what on your reading pile to pick up next.
What I have to read/am still reading:
First, I am reading The Game by Shane Scollins, which is a YA mystery dystopian thriller, for the blog tour on April 15.
Second, I am still reading Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie, which is also a YA dystopia, but more the exploring-adventure type.
The Challenge Choices!
Since I really, really have to start on my own challenge if I actually want to accomplish it, and I'm lacking the motivation a bit, I have no clue what to pick up first to get me going. Those three reads are all on it, and I'm gonna go with your choice on this!
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting, which has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time now, and always something else comes up.
Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before... and her secret is almost exposed.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.
Blood Red Road (Dustlands #1) by Moira Young, which I once started on the first few pages and then put back down because the dialect is so hard on me. Plus, it's pretty thick.
Saba's world is shattered when her twin brother, Lugh, is captured by four cloaked horsemen. Determined to rescue him, Saba sets off into the lawless, wasted landscape left behind by the Wreckers. It's a brutal world where Saba discovers some surprising things about herself: She's a fierce fighter, a cunning opponent, and above all, an unbeatable survivor. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl warriors called the Free Hawks, Saba is off to save her brother - and maybe her whole world.
Soul Screamers Vol. 2 by Rachel Vincent is one read I've been looking forward to. I enjoyed the first volume enough to dive deeper into this famous series. BUT it contains two books and a novella, so it will take me a while to finish.
Book Three : MY SOUL TO KEEP
Aside from the whole "I scream when someone is about to die" thing, Kaylee Cavanaugh's life has gotten better. She's getting to know her dad, doing okay in school and has a hot new boyfriend who understands her in every way. Until the hellion Avari starts tempting everyone with an exotic new drug—demon's breath .
Book Three-Five : REAPER
Though Tod Hudson died two years ago, thanks to his job as a Reaper he's never had to move on or let go of his family—no matter how much Nash would like him to! But few people know about how he came to accept the job of claiming souls .
Book Four : MY SOUL TO STEAL
Now on shaky ground with Nash Hudson, Kaylee is taking their relationship easy. But then Sabine—Nash's ex—storms into their lives. She's determined to get Nash back and there's nothing she won't do to remind him of what they had. And since Sabine has special abilities of her own, Kaylee is headed into a battle she's not sure she can win .
Please help! T.T