Truth being told, I am always extremely eager to read books that are
miles months/years away, no matter how many books I own and I need to read in the present moment.
Today I read the newsletter from Paula Weston announcing her next book. It only mentioned a title and I started hyperventilating nonetheless. I had to search for it to see what was it about, because I felt a need like no other to read it now (yeah well, I know that’s pretty much impossible, but the feeling wouldn’t go away).
And the fact is, after reading the description I fell in love badly. It’s not even love at first sight, there’s no cover yet, and I still became besotted in an instant. I want this book so much, I need it like air.
Why is that?
Just read below and see how great it sounds like…
The Undercurrent by Paula Weston
The near future.
Eighteen-year-old Jules De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges without warning. She can use it—to spark a fire, maybe even end a life—but she doesn’t understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she’s anxious.
Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he’s a soldier— part of an experiment in privatised military services called SecDetQ18—and SecDetQ18 has indentified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she’s tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie’s history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business?
It’s no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time—he’s under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way.
Paula Weston, author of the much-admired Rephaim series, returns with a standalone work: a speculative thriller that is only slightly speculative—but utterly and undeniably thrilling. Great writing, heart-burning characters, probing questions about where technology is taking us—and a plot that zips and zings like an electrical current itself. This is a great young-adult writer at the peak of her powers.
Did you read her Rephaim series?
Then you know why I am so exited about a new book from Paula.
You did not read it yet?
Lucky you, there’s enough time to read all 4 books before this one comes out. So what are you waiting for?!
As for me, if I don’t find a way to read this book sooner rather than later, I don’t know how I will survive the waiting, it is slowly killing me already!