Friday Finds #8

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you’ve found during the week and added to your TBR list.

Friday Finds #8

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is a recent release that has been getting a lot of buzz, and it looks really interesting. It’s a sci-fi dystopian, so it definitely sounds like something I’d enjoy. Even more fascinating is that it’s told through various documents, which will create a rather different reading experience; I’m looking forward to it.

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.

Akaela by E.E. Giorgi

I found this via a Goodreads Giveway, and it looks pretty decent. It’s been likened to The Lunar Chronicles, a series which I am yet to read, but have heard great things about.Akaela has mostly positive reviews on Goodreads, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it if I ever get around to reading it.

Fifteen-year-old Akaela doesn’t know what fear is. She was built this way. But in a world where survival is no longer of the fittest, being fearless can become a deadly curse.

Proud and steeped in tradition, Akaela’s people, the Mayake, are dying. While they carry implanted nanobots and sophisticated chips to compensate for their crippled and diseased bodies, these enhancements come at a price. Aging technology and a lack of resources make the Mayakes vulnerable to their enemies and on the brink of extinction. As the elders cling blindly to the past, the only hope Akaela and her 16-year-old brother Athel have to save their own people is to challenge the system or die trying.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

As many of you may know, I recently read Throne of Glass, which I really enjoyed. I’ve heard a lot about ACOTAR, but I’ve only decided to add it to my TBR now because I’m really enjoying Maas’s writing. I’m not really a big fan of faeries, but I’ll give this book a shot anyway.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Man, I’ve been hearing about this book for months. Like with many other books, I have finally caved to the hype and added it to my TBR. Last week, I added The Grisha Trilogy to my TBR, and I would still like to read that series before I read Six of Crows, regardless of the fact that a lot of people say it’s not necessary.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

I’ve been reading a few YA Contemporary novels lately, and this one looks really interesting. I heard about this book through the Goodreads YA email thing, so hopefully it’ll be good!

Seventeen-year-old Rose Levenson has a decision to make: Does she want to know how she’s going to die? Because when Rose turns eighteen, she can take the test that will tell her if she carries the genetic mutation for Huntington’s disease, the degenerative condition that is slowly killing her mother. With a fifty-fifty shot at inheriting her family’s genetic curse, Rose is skeptical about pursuing anything that presumes she’ll live to be a healthy adult—including going to ballet school and the possibility of falling in love. But when she meets a boy from a similarly flawed genetic pool, and gets an audition for a dance scholarship in California, Rose begins to question her carefully-laid rules.

So those are my finds for the week. Have you read any of these books? Are there any books you added to you TBR this week that you’re really excited to read?


4 thoughts on “Friday Finds #8

  1. Ashleigh November 7, 2015 / 12:00 AM

    I’ve read A Court of Thorns and Roses and adored it ❤ But I love all Sarah J Maas books so no surprise there! I just picked up illuminae and I can't wait to start it later today. The formatting and story looks so interesting!

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  2. T.K. Lawrence November 9, 2015 / 12:27 PM

    I’m reading “Six of Crows” right now. I thought that it took awhile for the story to get exciting, but eventually it get’s more interesting 🙂

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