What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted by Hafsah and Asma at Icey Books. These are some books I have on my (huge) TBR pile. Which one should I read first?
The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin
underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart
and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy
inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an
independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the
spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus.
taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable
prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks
under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and
control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be
safe—especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.
plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by
temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for
long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest
fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
No-one performs on the circus trapeze like 16-year-old Remy Brunel. But
Remy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of
Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of
the world's most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery
and fiendish plots.
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted “death of print” has
become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are
things of the past, and we spend our time glued to handheld devices
called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but also
have become so intuitive that they hail us cabs before we leave our
offices, order takeout at the first growl of a hungry stomach, and even
create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word
Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL),
where Doug is hard at work on the last edition that will ever be
printed. Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme, anti-tech intellectual who
fondly remembers the days when people used email (everything now is text
or videoconference) to communicate—or even actually spoke to one
another, for that matter. One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL
offices, leaving a single written clue: ALICE. It’s a code word he
devised to signal if he ever fell into harm’s way. And thus begins
Anana’s journey down the proverbial rabbit hole . . .
Joined by Bart, her bookish NADEL
colleague, Anana’s search for Doug will take her into dark basements
and subterranean passageways; the stacks and reading rooms of the
Mercantile Library; and secret meetings of the underground resistance,
the Diachronic Society. As Anana penetrates the mystery of her father’s
disappearance and a pandemic of decaying language called “word flu”
spreads, The Word Exchange becomes a cautionary tale that is at
once a technological thriller and a meditation on the high cultural
costs of digital technology.
Project 30 Days of Inspire: Day 13
You are not alone... no matter how forgotten you feel, someone does care about you. A family member, a friend, maybe even someone you haven't talked to.I care about you too. Never forget that.