Orphan Black is back! In between convincing my kith and kin to binge-watch the first season, quick, I’ve put together a recommendation list for the lovers of cons, clones, and cult-classics in your life.
Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson
Sci-fi giant William Gibson’s globe-spinning thriller of corporate shenanigans and human quirks.
Sekret, by Lindsay Smith
Cold War espionage meets mad science and superpowers when teenaged psychic Yulia is forced into a world where everyone wants something and no one can be trusted.
Pawn, by Aimee Carter
Kitty has a chance at wealth and power in her caste-bound society—if she transforms herself into the prime minister’s niece and dives head first into the plots and rebellion that got her killed.
Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
All-powerful corporations, virtual katana duels, a sass-mouthed skater chick, Sumerian mythology, movie-watching pirates, and hacking the human brain.
The Likeness, by Tana French
When a corpse turns up bearing not only Detective Cassie Maddox’s likeness but also an ID matching one of Cassie’s old undercover identities, Cassie agrees to go undercover as the murder victim. Then things get complicated. Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad mysteries are atmospheric, complex, creepy and engrossing.
White Cat, by Holly Black
A teenaged grifter with a past gets rapidly in over his head in this genre-bending tale of crime, conspiracy, memory and magic.
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
It bears no resemblance to Orphan Black in tone, structure, style or philosophy, but Never Let Me Go remains one of my favorite explorations of what it means to be human in a world which may or may not recognize you as such. And there are clones. So it goes on the list.
Great list! Happy to be a part of it!
This is a pretty rad list!
Some new books to add to your 2014 TBR piles…
It’s still a great year for series, both new and ongoing, but if you’re in the mood for a story that begins and ends with one book, here are a few of the novels for (most of) the latter half of the year - ranging from science fiction and fantasy to paranormal to realistic contemporary - that have us intrigued. And of course they’re not the only ones on our radar - visit us on Goodreads to find many, many more!
Follow the links to find copies of available books in our catalog:
Free to Fall, Lauren Miller
Everything Leads to You, Nina Lacour
Inland, Kat Rosenfield
Say What You Will, Cammie McGovern
Complicit, Stephanie Kuehn
Conversion, Katherine Howe
Fiendish, Brenna Yovanoff
(Don’t You) Forget About Me, Kate Karyus Quinn
Servants of the Storm, Delilah Dawson
Beware the Wild, Natalie Parker
Illusions of Fate, Kiersten White
Belzhar, Meg Wolitzer
Stitching Snow, R.C. Lewis
Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld
Falling into Place, Amy Zhang
Kiss of Broken Glass, Madeline Kuderick
Bleed Like Me, Christa Desir
AHH! Seeing this list of YA books that have not come out yet is killing me.
You can imagine then what happened to me yesterday after I started peeking about the 2016 YA releases: I was reincarnated - thrice.
Being a bit dramatic are we, Lourdes?
No. No, I am not.
YA does this to people.
<3 Thank you for including Complicit. I’m so excited to read all of these books!
I just bought a math and pencil set for two girls, but some don’t have anything yet. If you have extra cash please try to help.
March Book Photo Challenge: Day Twenty Two
↳Pet Peeve — Having paperback and hardcover in a series bother me so much. Good thing Scarlet is a double copy (*cough* signed for a future giveaway).
I know it makes me a total dork but I squeed when I saw this picture. My books are photobombing.