A very merry Christmas and happy holidays dear readers! A good day to post my final double Goldsboro subscription post. I’ll no longer be receiving Prem1er book. GSFF only from now on and that will only continue if they start to improve processing. Not going to complain as it’s Christmas though so I’ll leave that for January! 😀
I’ve read the blurb for Trust multiple times now and can’t for the life of me figure out what it is. This is making me desperately want to read it! This is clever marketing! 😀
I’m afraid Mindwalker doesn’t sound appealing to me. The author sells it as ‘Marvel movie re-imagined as a YA novel with a fast-talking heroine, enemies-to-lovers romance, and a whole bunch of wickedly cool tech.‘ which is unfortunate as I haven’t loved the last 4 or 5 Marvel movies and I haven’t read a good YA in a while. The ratings are decent though so maybe I need to just go in with an open mind.
September Prem1er – Trust by Hernan Diaz
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Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the brilliant daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth. But the secrets around their affluence and grandeur incites gossip. Rumors about Benjamin’s financial maneuvers and Helen’s reclusiveness start to spread–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. At what cost have they acquired their immense fortune?
This is the mystery at the center of a successful 1938 novel entitled Bonds, which all of New York seems to have read. But it isn’t the only version.
Hernan Diaz’s Trust brilliantly puts the story of these characters into conversation with other accounts–and in tension with the life and perspective of a young woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that becomes more exhilarating and profound with each new layer and revelation. Provocative and propulsive, Trust engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the reality-warping gravitational pull of money and how power often manipulates facts. An elegant, multifaceted epic that recovers the voices buried under the myths that justify our foundational inequality, Trust is a literary triumph with a beating heart and urgent stakes.Trust by Hernan Diaz
September GSFF – Mindwalker by Kate Dylan
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Eighteen-year-old Sil Sarrah is determined to die a legend. In the ten years she’s been rescuing imperilled field agents for the Syntex Corporation—by commandeering their minds from afar and leading them to safety—Sil hasn’t lost a single life. And she’s not about to start now.
She’s got twelve months left on the clock before the supercomputer grafted to her brain kills her, and she’s hell-bent on using that time to cement her legacy. Sil’s going to be the only Mindwalker to ever pitch a perfect game—even despite the debilitating glitches she’s experiencing. But when a critical mission goes south, Sil is forced to flee the very company she once called home.
Desperate to prove she’s no traitor, Sil infiltrates the Analog Army, an activist faction working to bring Syntex down. Her plan is to win back her employer’s trust by destroying the group from within. Instead, she and the Army’s reckless leader, Ryder, uncover a horrifying truth that threatens to undo all the good Sil’s ever done.
With her tech rapidly degrading and her new ally keeping dangerous secrets of his own, Sil must find a way to stop Syntex in order to save her friends, her reputation—and maybe even herself.Mindwalker by Kate Dylan