Posts Tagged ‘PenguinYoungReaders’

The 5th wave
By Rick Yancey

Penguin Young Readers

“They are coming for us. All of us”.

“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”

You can download and start reading the first few pages here. I have and it is very exciting. Can’t wait until May!
And here, not one but two trailers to promote this book.

The madness underneath
By Maureen Johnson
Shades of London Book 2

I loved the first book in this series. Love a good ghost story. There were definite edge of your seat moments and I am thrilled there is more to come.

“After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades—the city’s secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late.” From the Goodreads site.
I really am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of her latest book.

The name of the star
A reminder of the trailer for the first book in the series.

By Ally Condie (Book 3 in the Matched trilogy)


In the first book Matched in Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love. They decide how many children they are to have and where they work. They even decide when they die. But Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, someone she is not matched with and she is determined to make some choices of her own. That is when her whole world begins to unravel…

In Reached “Cassia, Ky, and Xander return to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long: the power to choose”
But at what cost?

Crossed (Book 2)

And a reminder of book 1 posted on this blog last year.