he believes N’Terra should be run, and he’s influencing others to follow him. When Octavia witnesses one of the Faloii—the indigenous people of Faloiv—attacked in front of her in the dark of night, she knows the Council is hiding something. They are living in separate worlds on a shared planet, and their fragile peace may soon turn into an all-out war.
With the help of Rondo, a quiet boy in class with a skill for hacking, and her inquisitive best friend, Alma, Octavia is set on a collision course to discover the secrets behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family.
The Valentine’s Funk
What do you think of when you think of a bookworm? Glasses? Tea drinker? Intelligent? Introverted? Whether we know it or not, people outside the book community are making these assumptions about our personality just because we read. Crazy, right? We also know that most of us fit into a few of these molds. I thought it would be fun to share 10 of these stereotypes, and whether or not I believe that I apply to each one. A thank you is owed to Cait over at Paper Fury, who was the one from which I got the inspiration for this post. Go check her blog out when you’re done here for her answers.
As book lovers, we tend to do a few things people don’t expect. For starters, we DO judge books by their covers. (And if you just denied that statement...you’re lying to yourself.) One of my favorite things as a bookworm is to sort my books by the color of their cover, because, let’s be real, folks, it’s super satisfying. There hasn’t been a rainbow #shelfie to cross my Instagram dash that I didn’t like. So, to coincide with that, I thought I would share some book recommendations this week in rainbow format, just in case you still need a book in that one color to even out your shelfies. (I’ve got your back.)
secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise assassination. Together the players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.
This is Endgame.
When the game starts, the players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google’s Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.
Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.
People of Earth.
Endgame has begun.
I have a confession to make...
I’m not good at finishing series (There: I said it, okay?). There are just so many great ones out there and not enough time in the day to finish them all. More specifically, I have time to start all these great novels, but I am awful at finding the time to fit the last few installments into my schedule. The first one will come out, I’ll read it, and then I have to wait a year for the next one to come out, and by that time I’ve forgotten what happened in the last book. (Vicious cycle, I know) After you’ve been reading books as long as I have, there is a long list of these series that I would love to find the time for, and today is the day that some of those are made into an official record for your viewing. If you have any other series I should start, I encourage you to discuss any of these or any new ones in the comments.
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