We’re almost at the point of my Goodreads where the books get very random, there is a sprinkling of this in this post, but it’s going to get worse. I went through a phase of adding books because of their covers and that will be apparent in the next few posts.
17. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
I really love the concept of this book and I’m interested in seeing how good a dystopian novel from Katharine McGee is. I loved the American Royals duology so I want to see what her other books are like.
Also, I own this book on my Kindle and because it does take up any physical space I am more willing to keep it, even if I don’t read it any time soon.
Synopsis: Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down…
18. The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye
I won’t lie to you…I have no idea what this book is or who it was written by. I’m guessing it’s one I added based on the cover, but I couldn’t tell you for sure. The cover is really cool, but unfortunately, that isn’t enough of a reason to keep it.
Synopsis: Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.
19. A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess
As with the book above, I also do not remember adding this book to my Goodreads. I have no recollection of ever seeing this cover and the title is not familiar to me at all.
This could potentially be a very good book, but I have no desire to read it. So I will be removing it.
20. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
I have heard so many great things about Girl in Pieces and it has been recommended to me a few times. I’m not currently in possession of any format of this book, but I do really want to read it so I won’t be removing it just yet.
Synopsis: Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.
Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.
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