The electrifying next installment in Aveyard’s Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known. After Mare learned the truth about Maven, she and the displaced Silver prince Cal fled the city. She's startled to discover that she’s not the only Red with magical abilities and sets out to recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to organize a rebellion against their oppressive leaders. Mare learns that the lines between right and wrong aren't so clear and she finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she's trying to defeat.
In Rossi’s (Under the Never Sky series) new paranormal adventure, Gideon Blake worked all of his life to become a U.S. Army Ranger. While in training, he temporarily dies in what appears to be a fatal parachuting accident. After he regains consciousness, Gideon finds himself healing instantaneously, possessing strange superpowers and branded with a permanent cuff on his wrist. He’s recruited by the beautiful but mysterious Daryn Carter who tells Gideon that he’s the incarnation of War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Now he must find the other horsemen in order to thwart the malevolent plans of the ancient evil Kindred who want to jump-start the apocalypse.
Salt to the Sea
Sepetys' (Between Shades of Gray, 2011) epic novel offers insight into the ugly realities of WWII and culminates with a forgotten true event, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. It is 1945 and in East Prussia thousands of refugees are fleeing to the Polish coast in an attempt to escape the Soviet advance. Joana, Emilia, Alfred and Florian meet aboard the doomed Wilhelm Gustloff, a former pleasure cruiser used to evacuate the refugees. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, the overcrowded Gustloff is hit by Soviet torpedoes. As the ship sinks into the icy waters of the Baltic Sea, what was supposed to be an avenue for escape quickly becomes another fight to survive the randomness of war.
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