What’s Hot?

Happy Sunday, fellow book-lovers! 

We here at The Book Hookup hope you’ve managed to squeeze in a great book or two this week, but maybe you haven’t had the chance. Perhaps you’ve been too busy, possibly the books we rec’ed this week didn’t quite catch your eye, or just maybe you’ve been having trouble deciding which lucky one gets to earn the coveted currently reading slot on your Goodreads shelf.

Never fear, though; we’ll always be here to whisper in your ear and put you on the perfect path to the right book. To help you along, each Sunday we’ll spotlight a particular genre and tell you about few books that are flying off the racks (real or virtual) at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

This week’s What’s Hot Spotlight is:

Dystopian/Post-Ap0calyptic

We hope you already know about the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (If not, no worries, just run and go read now.). Since the whole world seems to buzzing about these, I decided to showcase others that are flying off the shelves just as fast, but maybe you hadn’t quite heard of them like the others.

  • At B&N:

Partials (Partials #1) by Dan Wells

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar GalacticaPartials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.

Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust…and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don’t know it’s there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.


  • At Amazon:

Fear (Gone series #5) by Michael Grant

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: It’s been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

Fear, Michael Grant’s fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers . . . even as it terrifies them.

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

The Uglies (Uglies series #1) by Scott Westerfield

***Recommended for Young Adults***

Official Description: Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

In case you missed it, look back at yesterday’s post where we added EIGHT KINDLE FREEBIES!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check back in tomorrow to find out which books kept the Litbrarians company this weekend.

Happy Reading!

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About Christina

Full of giggles, flails, snark and Southern endearments. Avid Reader. Lover of swoony boys, kickass heroines, yummy kissing scenes, and pretty prose.
I like to draw hearts in the sky (eternal optimist) and wish on stars (forever dreamer). Documentaries, sweet tea, sleep, and brightly colored knee-socks are a few of my favorite things. ♥

Comments

  1. so many great choices! Eve, The Partials and The Selection are at the top of my list. Thanks for the recs!

    • Christina says:

      No probelm. :) I was surprised that most of these were already on my TBR list. They just got lost in the mass, I guess, lol.

  2. Thanks so much for this post! I finished Pandemonium yesterday and didn’t know what to read next. Started “Ashfall” and loving it so far!

    • Christina says:

      Ooooh, I’m proud to help. Delirium/Pandemonium are both on my TBR list. I’ll get to them one day… hopefully. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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