Welcome to Fast Five!
Fast Five is a modeled on the Wall Street Journal’s book column “Five Best” and the website Five Books. (This is a high-minded way of saying “book lists are fun!”) Fast Five will highlight five similarly themed titles available in Saunders Family Library. You can check out previous editions of the series here. Feedback and recommendations are always welcome. Thanks for reading!
Today’s Fast Five: Continuing Series
It’s been a busy couple of months in life and here in Saunders Family Library. As always, it’s books for days up here and the last two months have seen great new releases from authors both new and renowned. Some of our most frequently circulated titles are part of continuing series and some of the most popular ones have new entries out now or coming soon. We’ll take a look at the most anticipated titles below.
1. Supernova (Renegades #3) by Marissa Meyer
From the publisher: “Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City.”
Check out the “Official Book Trailer” below.
2. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
From the publisher: “In a world that’s conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created?”
Scythe (#1) and Thunderhead (#2) are available if you want to get started or need to catch up. Also, if you like this series you might enjoy the similarly-themed book Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson, the 1976 film Logan’s Run (Michael Anderson, 1976), or the short-lived TV series Logan’s Run (CBS, 1977). Renew!
3. Kingsbane (The Empirium Trilogy #2) by Claire Legrand
From the publisher: “Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength—and their hearts.”
Meet the queens in book trailers for Furyborn then stop by SFL and check it out.
Don’t forget to check out author-LIBRARIAN Claire Legrand’s website here.
4. Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
From the publisher: “A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for. […] Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything. Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end…”
Visit Stephanie Garber’s website to learn more about the author and her work.
5. OtherLife (Last Reality #3) by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
From the publisher: “The Company is on its way to becoming the world’s newest superpower. And Simon is determined to shut them down forever. But to do that, he’ll have to survive OtherLife – the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot.”
From actor-author Jason Segel and Kiki Strike author Kirsten Miller comes the techno/futuristic/dystopian Last Reality trilogy for fans of Marie Lu’s Warcross duology and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and Armada
Warcross via GIPHY (just for fun)