Waiting on Wednesday 06/22/16
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black (September 6, 2016 by Ace)
I have this thing for alien invasion stories, which probably explains why I so enjoyed books like Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave or Will McIntosh’s Defenders. Usually these aliens come to earth wanting to claim our planet as their own, overpowering us with their superior tech and weapons. But never underestimate the human spirit! Always, the best part of these stories is when we fight back. I love the sound of Ninth City Burning, and I have a feeling that will will also contain some YA-crossover appeal.
Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight, a universe-altering force known as thelemity. It seemed nothing could stop it—until we discovered we could wield the power too.
Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines. Those who refused to support the war have been exiled to the wilds of a ruined Earth.
But the enemy’s tactics are changing, and Earth’s defenders are about to discover this centuries-old war has only just begun. As a terrible new onslaught looms, heroes will rise from unlikely quarters, and fight back.”