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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday - Only Human



I'm posting a 'soon to be released' book on Wednesdays.  These will always be books that I am particularly looking forward to.  I'll be linking up to 'Can't-Wait Wednesday' hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and plan to take part in this each week.

The book I've selected this week is the 3rd in a sci-fi-ish trilogy.  And, yes, I've read the first two books and liked them very much.  The first one, Sleeping Giants, is about a girl who fall down a hole in the ground and finds herself in the palm of a giant metal robot.  The second book is Waking Gods and that one carries our story and characters forward.  The girl, Rose, is grown up and leads a team of scientists in discovering more about the robots.  Told through interviews, diaries, and memos (I love books formatted in interesting ways), the reader gets caught up in the tale (or at least this reader did).  This week:




Publication Date:  May 1st

Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth’s most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them.

Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war—this time between humans. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. Families are torn apart, friends become bitter enemies, and countries collapse in the wake of the battling superpowers. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?

38 comments:

  1. I remember being intrigued by the first book when it came out but deciding against it because I hate waiting for next books in trilogies. Now that all three are available I'll have to see if I can fit them in somehow... but I'll wait to hear your views on the final one first! (No pressure... 😉)

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    1. I do that too - wait until more in a trilogy are published. We'll see how this one goes and I think he plans to end the 'series' with this book, but you never know.

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  2. I read the first one but not the second, but now that book three is coming out I may have to go back and finish these up. :)

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    1. The second was different than the first - not sure I liked it quite as well, but we'll see how I do with this one.

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  3. I've heard a lot of good things about this series and must check it out at some point. :)


    My WoW

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  4. The plot is certainly a bit different but does sound a bit weird!

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    1. It is a bit weird. Kind of Optimus Prime meets Ironman kind of thing.

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  5. When I read the blurb, I thought it was book 2, and then i read the comments and nope, it's book 3! How did that even happen?!?! Time is just flying by, and series just keep updating!!

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  6. I'm also excited to read this! Such a fun series, I'm so curious to see how it ends:-)

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    1. I may have to go back and refresh my memory about books 1 and 2. LOL

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  7. I haven't even heard of this series, but it seems interesting.
    Here's our Wednesday post!
    http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2018/03/waiting-on-wednesday-ace-of-shades-by.html

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    1. It's different, but very readable.

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  8. So many people seem to love this series so I think a lot of people are waiting with you!

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  9. I'm waiting for the audio!!!

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    1. Was it good on audio? Bet it was. Maybe I should try that to refresh my memory for 1 and 2.

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    2. The audios of this series are AWESOME!

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    3. Good to know. I'll keep them in mind for a reread.

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  10. The series is new to me, but it sure sounds interesting to me. Great pick.

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    1. It's different, but pretty intriguing.

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  11. I haven't heard of this one. It sounds good. I have to add it to my list.

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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    1. You need to start at the beginning if you decide to try it. Happily, there are only 2 books prior to this one.

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  12. I'm glad you're looking forward to this one - I read the second one and had a go at reading the first, but it simply didn't click me. But the premise and world is very cleverly put together:)

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    1. They are outside of my usual reading world, but somehow I got caught up in the story. I think because they were told in a sort of epistolary manner, I was more into them.

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  13. Thanks for reminding me this! :D I have to read Waking Gods already!

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    1. My pleasure for the reminder. LOL

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  14. I listened to the first one on audio (9 readers!) and thought it was great! I never got around to the second, so I need to catch up before reading this one. Did you know the movie rights were optioned? I would love to see Katee Sackoff play Kara Resnik.

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    1. I second your wish to see Sackoff as that character. Her Starbuck was great. And I've enjoyed her as Vic on Longmire as well.

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  15. I am so excited to finish this series; I hope it is as good as I anticipate!

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    1. You and me both. We shall see.

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  16. Your book sounds great. Enjoy!

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  17. Sounds like an exciting continuation for a series. Need to read the first one!

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    1. It's a little different but I liked it.

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  18. This reminds me I still need to read the first one!!

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