I can’t believe it’s February already! I hope this month is treating everyone alright so far. This 5 Fandom Friday is all about TBR (to be read) lists, and mine seems to always be getting longer, rather than shorter. So many books-so little time!
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
“What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions…” -Goodreads
I want to read this for a couple reasons, one being I discovered Patrick Ness not to long ago and want to read like all of his work now, and two based off a recommendation of a friend.
The Way of Kings, Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson
“Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars are fought for them, and won by them. One such war is about to swallow up a soldier, a brightlord and a young woman scholar.” -Goodreads
So I don’t really remember how I found this book or what made me want to read it, but I’m still interested in reading it. It’s just sort of a mystery…
Ghosts in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
by Kevin, D. Mitnick
“Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies, and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. For Mitnick, hacking wasn’t just about technological feats; it was an old-fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. As the FBI’s net began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.” -Goodreads.
I read a wide variety of books. I recently saw Snowden, and often after watching or hearing in the news about a new to me topic I want to know more and often I turn to books on the subject. (For example, I just got done watching Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and I jumped down that rabbit hole or reading a whole slew of books of peoples experience with the “church”.)
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
“Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.” -Goodreads.
This is the third book, and in all honesty I won’t be getting to this book in February, it will be on my currently reading list for March though. This month I am reading the second book in the series- A Court of Mist and Fury, and in January I read the first book in the series- A Court of Thorns and Roses (Click here for my review of it). I am really enjoying the series so far, and am really looking forward to the third installment.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
“Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived. But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.”-Goodreads.
*sigh* I have been trying to get around to reading this book for about six months, if not more. I bought it, it’s on my bookshelf, staring me down. I really need to read it. I’m positive I’m going to like it. I guess that’s why it’s on my TBR! haha!
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