What’s Next? (4)

Hi everyone, it’s Allison!

Here’s how it works:

  • Every Thursday, select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can’t decide which one to read first.
  • Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
  • At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!
  • Even if you don’t end up reading your readers’ top choice, you’ll know what the majority is excited for.

What’s Next is hosted by Hafsah at Iceybooks

I wasn’t  able to participate in What’s Next last week due to a crazy work schedule but I’m back again this week. Two weeks ago, I asked all of you to vote on which classic I should read, and the results for Jane Eyre were overwhelming! I haven’t been able to start it yet but, I look forward to doing so soon. Now onto this week…


1) Insignia — S.J. Kincaid

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?



2) Origin — Jessica Khoury

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.


3) Altered — Jennifer Rush

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.  Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities. Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

So…which one should I read first…?

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Allison is 27 years old. She is always looking for new books, good music, quality/epic adventures, and a normal sleep schedule. She currently works with the elderly.


  1. Altered!

  2. My brother read and loved INSIGNIA. I want to read ORIGIN and ALTERED… sooo, ALTERED!

  3. I’ve only heard of Origin before although the other two look interesting as well. I’m picking ORIGIN!

  4. Bah, these are ALL on my to-read list! xD I vote for Altered, though. 🙂

  5. I’m voting for Insignia because I’m the most intrigued by that one.

  6. I vote for Origin. Vote on my What’s Next: http://writtenbybrittan.blogspot.com/2012/07/whats-next-4.html

  7. I think you should read Insignia by S.J. Kincaid! 🙂

    What’s Next?
    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  8. Insignia – I really want to get this one, so I hope you’ll enjoy it, and that it will be just as good as it sounds!

  9. My vote goes to Origin because I am really looking forward to reading that one!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  10. I’ve heard awesome things about Origin. I vote that one! 😀

  11. I’ve heard really good things about Insignia, so that’s my vote.

  12. Both Insignia & Origin are in my TBR pile. I’m most exicited about Insignia so that’s where my vote goes. Haven’t heard of Altered but I’ll be sure to check it out now

  13. I vote for Origin! That sounds amazing!

  14. I vote Origin. I’d love to see your thoughts on it.

  15. I would have to say Insignia. 🙂

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  16. Insignia!

  17. Donna/BLHmistress says

    I vote for Insignia

    My What’s Next

  18. Insignia

  19. I’m for Insignia. Mostly because I love the cover and the topic of gambling. Good luck with Jane Eyre!

  20. INSIGNIA!!!!!!!