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Thursday, May 30, 2013

TBR Thursday:PODs & Starbounders

PODs
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
Not really super sure about how good this book will be, but it certainly looks interesting!!!! I love dystopian and this one sounds like a great one. Maybe even a little science fiction-y too.
Starbounders 
STAR WARS meets PERCY JACKSON in this action-packed sci-fi adventure from the authors of The Familiars series.

Zachary Night is finally headed to Indigo 8, a top secret training center where future Starbounders gain skills to protect the galaxy. But being a Starbounder is no walk on the moon. No sooner has Zachary mastered the warp glove basics than a mission into space goes wrong and a plot to destroy Indigo 8 comes to light. Suddenly Zachary and his new friends are right in the line of fire!
With the "winning combination of action and humor" (SLJ, starred review) that earned The Familiars an Indie Next List Pick and ten state-award nominations, Starbounders is an outerverse adventure full of unforgettable aliens, richly imagined planets, and the kind of strong friendship that Earth kids will know well.
The first couple words convinced me. It looks like an interesting middle grade adventure that I hope will turn out well :) Plus I won a copy from Goodreads and so I can't wait to start reading it!
Love, Sierra

3 comments:

  1. Ooh, those sound really good! How did you win a copy from Goodreads?? :)

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  2. POD's look good - although the plot sounds far from original. Like a cross between City of Ember and I Am Legend. But if it's a good story, why not? :)

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  3. PODs sounds interesting! I do love a good dystopia/sci-fi book. :)

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