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Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's a Blog Hop!!!

*Posting a little early as I will be a little busy on the 26th :)
Falling Into Books Blog Hop
Click on the blog hop pic to find more wonderful giveaways!

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Deep below the deceptively blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, guarded by hundreds of dolphins, lie the astonishing remains of a mysterious lost city much like the legendary Atlantis.
While mapping the ancient under water metropolis of Marinth, marine architect Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: She may have finally uncovered the truth about the once glorious city's mysterious demise. Marinth's sudden disappearance has confounded scientists for years, but now, with the revelation of a key artifact, Hannah realizes that the long buried city's explosive secret could have dire consequences for the modern day worldWhen her key artifact is hijacked en route to a research lab, she is thrust into an adventure in which she must match wits against a terrifying enemy who will kill anyone who stands in his way. And when Hannah becomes his target, she knows that her best hope for survival lies with Kirov, a mysterious and deadly man from her past. Together they will race to unravel Marinth’s last great secret in order to prevent a catastrophe of global proportions. Before the lethal game is over, however, Hannah will realize that no one is above suspicion.

Dilara Kenner, an ambitious young archaeologist, must run for her life when an old friend is murdered right in front of her. Before he dies in her arms, he gasps a few cryptic words about a vast conspiracy to hide an awesome historical artifact and tells Dilara that the only person who can help her is a decorated former Army combat engineer named Tyler Locke. A second attempt on Dilara’s life convinces a skeptical Locke that there is truth to her story, that someone wants to stop her from discovering Noah's Ark. When a movie star’s private jet crashes into the Mojave desert, it proves to be another link to the conspiracy. Locke and Dilara head to Arizona, and their investigation reveals a chilling discovery. A group of religious fanatics has recovered a weapon from the Ark that will let them recreate the effects of the biblical flood and mold the remnants of humanity according to their leader’s twisted vision. Now Locke and Dilara have just seven days to find the Ark and the secret hidden inside before it is used to wipe out civilization again.

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth. 


Heather said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

You're welcome! They are all great reads and I can't wait to share them! :)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! I loved the Hunger Games, and liked The Lost Symbol (I didn't think it was in the same league as The DaVinci Code, but it was still good!) I haven't read any Boyd Morrison and The Ark sounds great!

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

@ Susanna See, I keep hearing that. I will have to read The DaVinci Code. I saw the movie but movies usually aren't as great as the books they are made from.

Kerri Cuev said...

Great list of books! I haven't read The Lost Symbol yet. I hope it's as good as the others.

lindy said...

Thanks for the great choices!

Diana said...

I'm a fellow blog hop participant! thanks so much for doing this :)

Felicia said...

If this is international, please count my entry in!:)

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