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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dying to Read (45)- BURN OUT by Kristi Helvig

Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is BURN OUT by Kristi Helvig! It’s Sci-Fi and y’all know how much I love Sci-Fi! I love the comparison to Beth Revis’s Across the Universe series and I can’t wait to read it!

Kristi Helvig
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Paperback:  272 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA
ISBN: 978-1606844793

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even more deadly than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James.

She is shocked when James accidentally fires one of her father's bio-weapons--weapons designed to work only for her. She'd felt a strange pull to James from the start, but the odds of someone sharing her energy vibration are statistically miniscule. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?


  1. This sounds quite good. I've added it to my TBR pile :)
    Here is my WoW

  2. This looks like a fun book. Thank you for sharing.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  3. Wow, I've never heard of this one before, but now I just have to read it! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's My WoW

  4. Aww, thanks so much for picking my book for WOW. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  5. Yes, yes, yes!! People are going to LOVE this book! I did!! :)


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