This Week Recap #39: Internship has ended
My internship has just ended, and it's moments like this that truly made me realize how fast time goes by. Time is truly an irreplaceable treasure that would cause regret if it is wasted. I again had some fantastic hauls this week (if you want to see in detail my monthly recap for ARC see here) to the point that I don't know where to start. I wonder if I'm the only one that feels this - the pure joy of getting approved of so many good books and not knowing where to start because you're excited to read them equally. How are your weeks? In your personal life and blogging life?
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book promotion of the week
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Author: Jennifer Fowler
Genre: Dystopian, science fiction
They are watching. It has been this way all of Amala's life but, as she learns to break into the codes that oversee her world, she gets glimpses of what life was like before They came into power. The more she learns, the more questions arise. Why are there only two inhabited quarters left in the city? Where did They send her father? And what is behind the Endless War? A forbidden encounter with an old woman from the Southern Quarter will help her realize that it is not the things happening around her that matter most.
Can she awaken her own humanity and uncover the emotions that have been stifled by her authoritarian society? Or, will learning to love put her more at the mercy of those in control?
About the author
Jennifer lives in the Northwest with her husband and seven kids. She leads a busy life of homeschooling, outdoor activities, attending her kids sporting events, and reading a good book when the opportunity arises. Other titles by the author include Seeds of the Heart and The Christmas Guest.
The Nibiru Effect
Author: G. Sauve
Series: Will Save #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel
A cryptic dream. A strange symbol. A magical ring. Will’s life will never be the same. Lured away from his life at the orphanage by the promise of a family reunion, fifteen-year-old Will Save unwittingly embarks on an adventure through time and space. Catapulted into the distant past. Struggling to survive a dinosaur-infested land. Plagued by a mysterious shapeshifting ability. These are only some of the challenges Will faces as he battles mythical creatures in a desperate attempt to save a race of prehistoric humanoids from a deadly plague. Avalon is obsessed with altering the course of history. If she succeeds, Will’s entire life will come crumbling down around him. Desperate to protect those he loves and reunite with his long-lost mother, he must accept his destiny and become the saviour everyone believes him to be. Can he live up to his name and save the world? Find out in this action-packed, pulse-pounding first installment in a brand-new YA series about courage, love, and destiny.
About the author
G. Sauvé had an unusual childhood. He grew up in a straw bale house. He was homeschooled. And he didn’t have a TV until he was a teenager. No wonder he fell in love with the written word at such a young age. He wrote his first book at fifteen (it sucked), and he now resides in Montréal, where he spends his days writing (much improved) novels and making bad puns. Pronunciation: G. So-vey He loves to hear from his readers. Contact him at: GSauve.ca Join his mailing list to receive a FREE STORY!
Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia
Author: King Medlin
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Chandra Press
If you like Star Wars, Battlefield Earth, and Forever War, you'll love Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia!
The remote Intergalactic Penal Colony on the planet Rijel 12 is a very profitable enterprise. Its desolate surface is an uninhabitable wasteland relentlessly scorched by its sun, but inside the planet is a vast treasure trove of the most precious resources in the galaxy. Prisoners sentenced to Rijel 12 know it’s a one-way ticket. It used to be a convict would serve their time and come home. That stopped a while ago. Inmates are forced to work the mines in wretched conditions and the death rate is staggering. Luckily for the warden, new inmates arrive monthly to replenish the labor pool. Business has never been better. From the darkness of their miserable existence, one prisoner decides to take a stand and begins to organize a resistance. Inmates rally to the cause and prepare for rebellion. Can the rag-tag rebels of ‘New Australia’ succeed in their quest for freedom or will the warden and the overpowering might of the Interplanetary Authority extinguish their only hope? From new author, King Everett Medlin, comes an action-packed epic of hope, rebellion, and the quest for redemption.
About the author
King Everett Medlin has been writing since 2013, when he first developed the idea for Rijel 12. It was originally designed to be a SciFi series, with the objective of creating several short installments. Instead he got a lucky break when Chandra Press from San Diego responded favorably to the original draft, deciding to publish it as a full length novel. King lives in Denver, Colorado with his lovely wife Caroline and has two grown children. He's a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he played college Rugby; and remains a diehard Sooners fan to this day. His specialties are Science Fiction and Mystery/Suspense novels, focusing on unusual stories with intriguing plot-lines and amazing characters.