Happy Monday, bibliophiles!
First off, today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I’d like to say thank you, sir, for making this world a better place. ♥️
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.
This one’s been on my TBR for a while, so let’s see how this goes…
GOODREADS MONDAY (1/20/20)-SO THIS IS HOW IT ENDS by Tui T. Sutherland
Something was different. She stepped hesitantly out of the subway car, her boots sounding even louder now. What was it? The graffiti. Had that been there before?
Emblazoned across the far wall in huge silver letters:
The end has come.
In New York, Kali wakes to an empty subway car, and an even emptier city. Venus and Gus survive an earthquake in Los Angeles and realize they have to deal with more than just the aftershocks. In Chile, Tigre finds himself in an unfamiliar jungle, and strangely not alone. And Amon, in Egypt, can see his path but is blind to the full picture.
They are suddenly trapped in a deserted world, five teenagers with no hope of escape. Why have they survived? What force or intelligence connects them? Drawn inexorably toward one another, they only know their future involves an experience outside anything they could have imagined. Fantasy newcomer Tui T. Sutherland creates a future in which teens have the power to complete the destruction of Earth or to save it.
So why do I want to read this?
Okay, first of all, I just noticed that the blurb describes Sutherland as a “fantasy newcomer.”
[glances at the 10+ Wings of Fire books I bought on my kindle three years ago] I feel so old…
Aaaaanyway. I’ve loved Sutherland’s MG works for a while, among them, the Wings of Fire series (I think they’re still going…GOD…), and the Menagerie trilogy she co-wrote with Kari Sutherland. I’m interested to see how her style translates to a slightly older audience. And, plus, this post-apocalyptic, quite possibly X-Men-esque plot is pretty intriguing, if I do say so myself. If I can find this anywhere, I’d like to pick it up soon. Here’s hoping that my love of Sutherland’s witty writing prevails to this day. 🤞
(I just started trying to figure this out on guitar, thanks to the awesome OK Computer songbook that my dad got me…thank you!)
That just about wraps up this week’s Goodreads Monday! Have a great day, and take care of yourselves!