Saturday, May 23, 2015

New to the TBR Pile (26)

Borrowed from the library:
5 to 1
by Holly Bodger

In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.

Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Kiran’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.

Freebie from Kobo:
Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy #1)
by G. P. Ching

In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with disastrous consequences.

Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn't changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, bakes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who's been her best friend since she could walk.

But when Lydia's father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave home to visit him. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.

Bought from
End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3)
by Susan Ee

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

What's new to your TBR pile this week?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. End of Days is on my to-read list. I found a bundle of used books this week. Unbroken, Shanghai Girls, Cranford Chronicles, a Georgette Heyer novel.... Gotta love sales!

  2. I've read and reviewed 5 to 1 recently, It's an amazing book! Definitely worthy of being added to your TBR pile! :)

    I need to start the Angelfall series soon!! I have the first two books and I need some motivation to pick them up..

    PS, I'm a new follower of yours :)!

    - Jumana @

    1. I just finished 5 to 1, and I'm currently reading End of Days. I'm not so sure about End of Days; it's kind of weak compared to the first two books in the series.

  3. Ooh I hope 5 to 1 is good! I've heard it is and I know it's Indian but apart from that...NOT MUCH. XD I like to go into books mostly blind. Ohh and END OF DAYS! YAY. Believe it or not I actually haven't read World After yet, despite its being on my kindle. >.> I just get distracted, yes. But I'm planning to read it this weekend and then onto End of Days asap! THE COVER IS SO PRETTY. :)

    1. 5 to 1 was really good. I would say, "Read it!"

      End of Days was a disappointment, though. I enjoyed the first two books in the series much more than that one.