Stacking the Shelves #76
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Fans of The Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told. . . .until now.
The Spider Ring by Andrew Harwell
When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power - the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room. . . .or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class.
But the power comes with a price. Maria has attracted the attention of the Black Widow - who is trying to collect all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way - especially not Maria.
The story of the ring is being woven like a web - and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it.
The Prey by Tom Isbell
With the country in ruins, the new government declared it the Republic of the True America, imposed martial law, and separated all survivors into settlement camps. Now, twenty years later, three sixteen-year-olds uncover the dark truth: All this time they've been labeled Less Thans. Feared by society, they're being raised to be hunted for sport. Their only hope for survival is to escape with their friends. . . .or risk certain death. Together they search for the fabled new territory in a heart-pounding flight to freedom, with sadistic hunters and the government's soldiers hot on their trail. Led by the unlikely Book and the fearless Hope, these orphaned teens seek a better life, finding the best in themselves to fight the worst in their enemies.
Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
Jake Lukin just turned eighteen. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there's a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.
When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to "tunnel" into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It's an ability the government would do anything to possess; a perfect surveillance unit that could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch.
Jake promised his dad he'd never tell anyone about his ability. But his dad died two years ago, and Jake slipped. Now, if he doesn't agree to help the government, his mother and sister may be in danger. Suddenly he's juggling high school, tennis tryouts, flirting with Rachel Watkins, and work as a government asset, complete with twenty-four-hour bodyguards.
Forced to lie to his friends and family, and then to choose whether to give up everything for their safety, Jake hopes the good he's doing - finding kidnap victims and hostages and tracking down terrorists - is worth it. But then he starts to suspect that the good guys may not be so good after all. With Rachel's help, Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
This Week, On The Reading Hedgehog......
January 26, 2015 - Monday
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January 29, 2015 - Thursday
January 30, 2015 - Friday
January 31, 2015 - Saturday
Next Week, On The Reading Hedgehog.......
February 2, 2015 - Monday
Review: Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler
February 3, 2015 - Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday #75: Top 10 Books I Want to Read From X Genre
Teaser Tuesday #36
February 4, 2015 - Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday #77 + WWW Wednesday #47
February 5, 2015 - Thursday
Review: Thursdays with the Crown - Jessica Day George
February 6, 2015 - Friday
Review: Fairest - Marissa Meyer
February 7, 2015 - Saturday
2015 Reading Challenge Update #2