Category: Teen Fiction
Synopsis: Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box—if Michael can figure out who his friends really are.
Reaction: I must say how wonderful it is to have books for boys that they can read. There are not a lot of boy based books in teen so it’s nice to see this. It’s another series from the amazing writer James Dashner who did the Maze Runner Series.
I have yet to read this series but it is intriguing and will prob read it in the future.
Strange Girl by Christopher Pike
Category: Teen Fiction
Synopsis: From the moment Fred meets Aja, he knows she’s different. She’s pretty, soft-spoken, shy—yet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Fred quickly finds himself falling in love with her.
Then strange things begin to happen around Aja. A riot breaks out that Aja is able to stop by merely speaking a few words. A friend of Fred’s suffers a serious head injury and has a miraculous recovery.
Yet Aja swears she has done nothing.
Unfortunately, Fred is not the only one who notices Aja’s unique gifts. As more and more people begin to question who Aja is and what she can do, she’s soon in grave danger. Because none of them truly understands the source of Aja’s precious abilities—or their devastating cost.
Reaction: I am not sure about this one. Is it fantasy? Is it a bit of romance? Is there action? You also don’t get much from the cover. I think this will be a hard book to sell because it’s not an intriguing cover unfortunately. I am mixed, it could be good but it could be bad. We will have to see.
Tricky Twenty Two (A Stephanie Plum Novel) by Janet Evankovitch
Category: Adult Mystery
Synopsis: Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
Reaction: I will admit I have never read a Stephanie Plum novel but they sound amazing! Funny, mystery, real life scenarios. It’s a great mix I believe and this will be another hit for this writer. This is a much-loved series and I know people were excited for this book to being with. I don’t know if you can read them one-off but if not I suggest you start at the beginning and work your way down from there. I am sure if you love mystery you will love this series and this writer.
There has not been much coming out but I am sure it will pick up more closer to the Christmas season. These are sure some gems not to be missed. Until next week’s list.