What's Next? {2}

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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

London's 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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Finley 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 wields.

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 Exchange.

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.

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  1. The Girl With The Windup Heart! :)

    1. I may have been secretly hoping that it won. Maybe. :D I love The Steampunk Chronicles!

  2. I can't wait for "The Girl With the Windup Heart!!" I want it NOW!!!!

    1. I KNOW RIGHT. I can't wait to read it! If you want to, you might be able to get a copy from NetGalley. :)

  3. My vote goes for the Girl With the Windup Heart it sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy your pick :)

    1. Me too :) I totally agree, and I can't wait to read more from a series I already love so much. I really hope it meets my expectations.

  4. I would have to say that though these all look great, I think The Diamond Thief is what I would vote for! Though The Girl With The Windup Heart sounds really great too. :)

    1. See that's why I asked you guys what to read, because I couldn't decide ;)


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