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What's Next #2 - Splintered Hallowed Lies


This is a meme hosted by IceyBooks where I ask your opinion on what I should read next.

The last recommendation turned out so well! I absolutely loved everything about The Program so I'm looking for another great book to read. The choices I picked are on the dark side except the last one - it's a continuation of a series. What do you all think of the three choices below?


Splintered by A.G. Howard
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the "Outside" abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can't leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family's barn-at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.







City of Lies by Lian Tanner
Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. Along with her friend Toadspit, she's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt. But although she desperately wants to be a Keeper, she will not leave her sick parents to do so.                                                                                                                                               
But when Toadspit's sister Bonnie is stolen, he and Goldie are forced to follow the child-stealers to the neighboring city of Spoke. Along the way, Toadspit too is captured, and Goldie is caught up in the Festival of Lies, where every word she says means something else and no one can be trusted. There, Goldie discovers some dangerous secrets—secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. She will need all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.





Have you read any of these before? Comment below on which one sounds more appealing for me to read next!

Comments

  1. I loved The Hallowed Ones! It's pretty gory but if that's okay with you it's a great story!!

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    1. I don't mind some gore if I'm expecting it (:

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  2. SPLINTERED is SO GOOD. And I love the cover for THE HALLOWED ONES, but I'd go with SPLINTERED because I lovvvvved it. Happy reading!

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    1. Awesome! I know I'm going to love either of those two.

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  3. I've heard nothing but good things about Splintered, so I can't wait to see what you think Adriana! I haven't read The Hollowed Ones or City of Lies yet, but they both sound super intriguing and I'll definitely add them to my TBR stack if you enjoy them!

    Thanks so much for sharing and happy reading!

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. The Hallowed Ones I've heard nothing but good things so you might enjoy it. Thanks for your opinion!

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  4. This is tough! They all sound so good and I've heard great things about both Splintered and The Hallowed Ones. I haven't heard of City of Lies, but it sounds interesting too. I'm going to vote for Splintered!

    Happy reading!

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    1. City of Lies is a sequel. I read Museum of Thieves (the first book) recently and you might enjoy that trilogy.

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  5. The Hallowed Ones!! It's really good and very unique!

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  6. SPLINTERED SPLINTERED. But I warn you, you're going to need Unhinged close...either way. I VOTE FOR SPLINTERED.

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    1. Haha (: ~ You know you are the reason I got it from the library right? I loved your review so much I had to have it.

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  7. I have Splintered on my TBR and it has been there for nearly a year haha so I hope I have an opportunity to get to it soon but hopefully you enjoy it :D Happy reading!

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    1. I'm the same. I haven't gotten to read it oddly and this could be a great time to do so.

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  8. I have Splintered and The Hallowed Ones on my TBR pile but my vote goes with The Hallowed Ones.

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    1. Thanks Crystal! I'm sure either one of those are going to be awesome to read. It looks like it's going to be Splintered first but I'll be sure to read The Hallowed Ones soon after!

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