Here are the groups picks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy for September 2016 – Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Sabriel by Garth Nix. We also have our super amazing Mod Pick hosted by Paul which is Wool by Hugh Howey.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
First published: 2012
Pages: 400 (hardcover)
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
First Published: 1995
Pages: 491 (paperback)
Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him.
With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen series, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether
Mod Special – hosted by Paul
Wool (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey
First published: 2012 (as omnibus)
Pages: 550 (Kindle)
This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
We hope you’ll read along with us in one/two/all of these during September, we look forward to the discussions over on GoodReads!