Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Memes: Invisible Monsters (Talker 25) by Joshua McCune

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
When I asked Colin to teach me how to shoot a gun, I should have considered the consequences.
Friday 56:
I sift through dead weeds and find a suitable rock. I'm tiptoeing into position behind Soldier Boy when a raspy voice startles me.

You condemn cowardice, yet only cowards sneak up on their enemies.
This week I am reading Talker 25 #2: Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune. I really enjoyed the first book in this series. Here is the description from Amazon:
In this sequel to Talker 25, which Publishers Weekly said “packs a significant punch,” Joshua McCune once again keeps readers on the edge of their seats with a gritty and masterful reimagining of popular dragon fantasy set in a militant future.

Set in a not-too-distant future where dragon wars have shaped society, the battle between the dragon resistance and government forces escalates in Joshua McCune’s thrilling and heart-pounding sequel to Talker 25, which The Horn Book praised as “absolutely gripping and absolutely horrifying.” Finally free after spending three months locked in a secret government facility, where she was forced to torture and assassinate dragons for the popular television series Kissing Dragons, all Melissa Callahan wants is a quiet recovery. Hiding in an Alaskan cave with fellow escapee Allie (known as Talker 21), Melissa does her best to stay out of the dragon politics. However, when a group of rebels called the Diocletians discovers their hideout and captures Allie, Melissa soon realizes she must finally choose who she’s fighting for—the humans or the dragons.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds like one I'd enjoy! Both the opening and the quote had me grinning!

    My Friday 56 from Doggone It

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  2. So very gripping!! Happy weekend!

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  3. That opening is definitely a grabber. I'd keep reading to discover the consequences.
    My Friday post features CHESTNUT STREET.

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  4. Interesting excerpts. I would have to keep reading. Enjoy!

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  5. This one sounds good. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

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  6. You had me at dragons. I'm going to check out the first book. Happy reading!

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