Monday, January 18, 2016

What to Read Next 1.18.16

Looking to find something good to read next? Check out these great books that are on my wish list. I haven't read them all, so I can't vouch for content, but I'm anxious to give them a try. Here's everything from aliens, dystopian stories, non fiction, thrillers, vampires, and fantasy fun.

Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11
by Tom McMillan
Category: Non Fiction

United Airlines Flight 93, which took off from Newark Airport the morning of September 11th, 2001, is perhaps the most famous flight in modern American history: We know of the passenger uprising, but there’s so much more to the story besides its harrowing and oft-told climax. Amazingly, the definitive account of this seminal event has yet to be written.

The book offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard Flight 93 – from its delayed takeoff in Newark to the moment it plunged upside-down at 563 miles per hour into an open field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Flight 93 provides a riveting and complete narrative of the lead-up, event, and aftermath of the flight, based on interviews, oral histories, personal tours of the crash site and evidence recently made public. It examines the lead-up to that horrific morning; the stories of the victims who were launched into the center of history; the revolt that saved untold amounts of carnage on the ground and likely, the US Capitol; the eyewitnesses and first responders who rushed to the crash scene; the impact on family members; the effort to uncover evidence at the site; and the legacy the story leaves for future generations.

The Lost Garden (The Lost Garden Trilogy Book 1)
by KT Tomb
Category: Mystery
Kindle Unlimited FREE

Dr. Evan Knight, maverick historian and martial arts expert, is obsessed with proving the existence of the Garden of Eden.

When Jessima IL Eve, a Daughter with special powers, hears his passionate lecture on the Garden of Eden, she thinks he might be the Chosen One. After she puts him to a test, she enlists his aid in saving the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life—the life force for all life.

Someone else is interested in the Tree of Life, too. Alexey Konstantin, owner of a pharmaceutical empire, acquires a vial of miraculous healing oil. When Alexey learns the source of the oil, he begins his quest for the Garden of Eden—he will stop at nothing to seize the Tree of Life for his own fame and fortune.

When threats manifest, Jess warns Evan about one of her Fallen sisters who seeks to destroy the Garden and raise up an army of hideous beings that will do her diabolical bidding.

As the Chosen One who is prophesied to save the Garden, Evan becomes a target for the Fallen. As Evan seeks his life’s true and noble purpose, danger increases at a fast and furious rate

Intervention: A Science Fiction Adventure
by JW Huemme
Category: Aliens
Kindle Unlimited FREE

Over population, global warming and food shortages have caused the American government to devise a plan that only allows for the survival of 7% of the world’s population—the handpicked elite. Among this group is Christopher Adams.

Christopher grows up with kind and loving parents who are devoted to each other. His father is an insurance salesman and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Just your average hard-working American couple…who just happen to raise an extraordinary son.

At 12, Christopher is accepted to MIT, and by the age of 21, he is recruited by the CIA. Solving puzzles and decrypting codes come very easily to Christopher. His mind is so advanced, it almost seems as if he is from another world.

When Christopher finds out about the governments plan, Operation Down-size, he is horrified by the thought of billions of innocent lives being sacrificed to save the elite 7%. He knows he must stop Operation Down-size, but the puzzle is how?

Cindy, an astronaut and a member of the 7%, joins in Christopher’s quest. Thankfully, they have help: an alien spacecraft, equipped with a highly advanced artificial intelligence created by a highly advanced alien race.

Thousands of years ago, a highly advanced alien race on a mission of exploration discovered Earth. They could see, even at this early stage of development, that the human race was advancing its technology faster than it was maturing in compassion and wisdom—a combination that would one day lead to disaster. The aliens decide to intervene by implanting an altered gene code into several of the primitive females that would be passed down from one generation to the next for activation at a later time. The spacecraft was left hidden until the time was right to intervene further in order to save humans from themselves. That time has come.

Earth & Sky
by Kaye Draper
Category: Vampire
Kindle Unlimited FREE

Wren has trained for war since she was a child, but a secret bond with the enemy leads her to question everything she has ever known.

Cast out by her family as a traitor, the fiery, alchemy-wielding shape-shifter finds refuge in the arms of Ville, the raven-winged leader of the enemy Sky clan. The star-crossed lovers discover that the world they know is built on lies meant to fuel the war that has raged between their clans for years.

Wren and Ville’s relationship transcends the racism and discrimination around them as they seek to discover the real cause of the war—and learn the shocking truth about the forbidden bond between them. Armed with alchemy, attitude, and a six-shooter, Wren sets out on a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will change the world. 

Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1)
by Marcus Sakey
Category:  Dystopian
Kindle Unlimited FREE

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way.

Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.

Frostborn: The Gray Knight (Frostborn #1)
by Jonathan Moeller
Category: Fantasy

A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King.
But a shadow threatens to devour the kingdom.

RIDMARK ARBAN was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor.

But he alone sees the danger to come

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