It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at A Book Journey. The idea is to plan out your reading week and see what others are reading as well.
Here’s my last Monday Reading post. It’s been awhile since I did a What Are You Reading post and I just feel like doing another one. Why not?
I only have currently reading and up next this time ’round. Took a bit of time off from reading to play Skyrim… I’m not addicted. No, not at all.
The Antithesis 2a by Terra Whiteman
Secrets that may kill them all.
The sequel to The Antithesis and I wish I had more of the day, and free time, to read part two all in one go! I thought the last one was great so I’m pretty happy to be reading this right now.
it’s a toss up between two books. Battle Royale and The Antithesis 2b. I’ve been wanting to read Battle Royale for over a year now and I finally feel it’s time to pick it up. So I guess it all depends on how The Antithesis 2b ends or when I buy the next one.
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of 42 junior high school students are taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are electronically collared, provided with weapons of varying potency, and sent out onto the island. If they are in the wrong part of the island at the wrong time, their collars will explode. If they band together to save themselves a collar will explode at random. If they try to escape from the island, they will be blown up. Their only chance for survival lies in killing their classmates.
Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan – where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller – Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, and a potent story of politics and survival in a dog-eat-dog world.