Good morning! I hope you're hungry for science, because there's two new releases that's sure to whet your appetites. First up is Control, a new YA dystopia by Lydia Kang that's just loaded with ... chemistry!
*When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.
A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
Sound's sweet, doesn't it? Congrats to your debut, Lydia ... and to Jay Noel for his debut steampunk adventure, Dragonfly Warrior!
*At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.
Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns and somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.
*(Blurbs from Goodreads)
Now that's exciting! It's so cool to see my two blogging buds releasing their debuts. I have both of these books on my reading list. Man - it's times like this I wish reading books was a full-time job!
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Have you heard the news? According to this article from space.com, commercial flights into space will be available soon, if not before the year is over! The advantage of traveling this way means you could travel to the other side of the world faster than we conventionally do. The question remains: is this really going to happen or will the tickets be too much for the average traveler? Then again ... experiencing Zero-G for a while might be worth the bucks. What do you think?
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The manuscript is quite literally screaming at me right now. Better get to work or it'll never leave me alone. Till next time, my friends!
Who's excited for Control and Dragonfly Warrior? Want to take a flight into suborbital space? What's your plan for the week?
I'm David, and if you need to speak to Caesar, bring warpaint ...