WoW: Lord of the Flies meets Stephen King + the next Harry Potter?

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This Wednesday I’m waiting on two books that have generated quite a bit of buzz: The Bone Season & The Troop!

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The Bone Season is Samantha Shannon’s debut novel and scored her not only a six-figure deal, but has already been optioned for a movie! & get this: it’s being pitched as the next Harry Potter!

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

It doesn’t sound all that similar to HP, but it sounds incredible and the early reviews are all praising it! COME ON, AUGUST!

(Add The Bone Season on goodreads!)

I don’t read many horror novels, but Nick Cutter’s debut The Troop is one I’m definitely looking into. It’s been described as Lord of the Flies meets Stephen King – that’s some crazy awesome acclaim!

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

Um, can I time-travel to January please??

(Add The Troop on goodreads!)

Are you hoping to reading these books? What books are you looking forward to??

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