WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

WWW Wednesday is a meme from Sam at Taking On A World Of Words

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

At only 5% in, I don’t have a good feel for this one yet.  Something I’ve found kind of prophetic is in this post pandemic world, people have what are called Personal Protection Pods, kind of like a bubble they can activate to shield them from each other.  Maybe we should all buy stock now – we could be rich in the future.

To Health.
To Life.
To the Future.

We are The Key.
‘No touching today for a healthy tomorrow.’

Elodie obeys The Key. Elodie obeys the rules. Elodie trusts in the system. At least, Elodie used to…

Aidan is a rebel. Aidan doesn’t do what he’s told. Aidan just wants to be free. Aidan is on his last chance…

After a pandemic wiped out most of the human race, The Key took power. The Key dictates the rules. They govern in order to keep people safe. But as Elodie and Aidan begin to discover there is another side to The Key, they realise not everything is as it seems.

Rather than playing protector, The Key are playing God.

A camp to train teenage asssassins so they avoid a lifetime behind bars?  I was all over this when I saw it on NetGalley.  Although it absolutely held my interest, the ending seemed really rushed and left a lot of unanswered questions, so I’m thinking there must be a sequel?

Framed for the murder of her best friend, a young girl joins a super-secret society of teenage assassins to avoid a lifetime behind bars–and discovers her own true self–in this mesmerizing debut novel.

Seventeen-year-old Signal Deere has raised eyebrows for years as an unhappy Goth misfit from the trailer park. When she’s convicted of her best friend Rose’s brutal murder, she’s designated a Class A–the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. To avoid prison, Signal signs on for a secret program for 18-and-under Class As and is whisked off to an abandoned sleep-away camp, where she and seven bunkmates will train as assassins. Yet even in the Teen Killers Club, Signal doesn’t fit in. She’s squeamish around blood. She’s kind and empathetic. And her optimistic attitude is threatening to turn a group of ragtag maniacs into a team of close-knit friends. Maybe that’s because Signal’s not really a killer. She was framed for Rose’s murder and only joined the program to escape, track down Rose’s real killer, and clear her name. But Signal never planned on the sinister technologies that keep the campers confined. She never planned on the mysterious man in the woods determined to pick them off one by one. And she certainly never planned on falling in love. Signal’s strategy is coming apart at the seams as the true killer prepares to strike again in Teen Killers Club.

Why did I request this on NetGalley?  All I needed to see was Jonathan Maberry’s name on it.  And just look at that cover!

From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes a standalone supernatural thriller Ink, about a memory thief who feeds on the most precious of dreams.

Tattoo-artist Patty Cakes has her dead daughter’s face tattooed on the back of her hand. Day by day it begins to fade, taking with it all of Patty’s memories of her daughter. All she’s left with is the certain knowledge she has forgotten her lost child. The awareness of that loss is tearing her apart.

Monk Addison is a private investigator whose skin is covered with the tattooed faces of murder victims. He is a predator who hunts for killers, and the ghosts of all of those dead people haunt his life. Some of those faces have begun to fade, too, destroying the very souls of the dead.

All through the town of Pine Deep people are having their most precious memories stolen. The monster seems to target the lonely, the disenfranchised, the people who need memories to anchor them to this world.

Something is out there. Something cruel and evil is feeding on the memories, erasing them from the hearts and minds of people like Patty and Monk and others.

Ink is the story of a few lonely, damaged people hunting for a memory thief. When all you have are memories, there is no greater horror than forgetting.

41 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

  1. I’ll be interested to see what you think of Ink. I just read a review on that one and am sure I couldn’t read it–although I really like the idea of a memory thief. I’ll be looking forward to your take on it, Teri.

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  2. They all look so good! And, those covers – absolutely love them ❤️. On one hand I wish I had noticed these reads on NetGalley but on the other hand, I know it’s probably good I didn’t as my reads are coming to close to unmanageable right now. Happy reading!

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  3. You know me and covers, Teri. My eye when straight to Ink. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of that one. And The Key to Fear does sound close to home. The personal bubbles haven’t worked that well in the real world! Happy Reading. 🙂

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  4. Interesting trio, Teri. The Key might be a little too raw to read at the moment with Covid going on – then again, I watched ‘Outbreak’ during the, er, outbreak 😉
    I like the premise of Teen Killers Club but honestly, that title… yikes.
    Ink looks like a real goer. That cover is stunning, and what an interesting premise. Be keen to read your review of this one!

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    1. I haven’t seen Outbreak for years. The one I kept thinking about during all of this was Contagion, but I didn’t watch it, either. I wasn’t crazy about the title or cover for Teen Killer Club, but the description snagged me immediately. It’s absolutely not a “club” because these teens are really given no choice. But Ink – I’m excited!

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