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2014 Books You Should Read

Updated on November 14, 2014
Dystopian Fiction meets Science Fiction.
Dystopian Fiction meets Science Fiction.

James Dashner's The Rule of Thoughts

James Dashner seems to be on a role this year. With one of his best selling series hitting theaters on September--The Maze Runner--fans of the acclaimed author are surely gushing over his latest series in progress. The Rule of Thoughts is the sequel to the YA Science Fiction novel The Eye of Minds which hit store shelves in 2013. Fans of the fantastical writer were forced to wait until August of 2014 to get the rest of The Mortality Doctrine Series.

However, book worms everywhere heaved a collective sigh of relief when MTV News released an exclusive preview of the upcoming novel. Apparently, the sequel was so anticipated that the first twenty-seven pages were posted on MTV.com for all those die-hards who just couldn't wait. Filled with unpredictability and inventive excitement, Dashner's newest piece is a spell binding view of a world submerged in virtual reality. All seems well in the world until a cyber terrorist begins hacking into the minds of innocent gamers. The main character, Michael, is enlisted by the government and must dive head first into the VirtNet to catch the villainous threat to society known merely as Kaine.

Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

As more and more world reports come flooding in on the murderous group known as ISIS, more and more people are beginning to question just who these extremists are and what the world should prepare for if their dastardly deeds are accomplished. One of America's most respected attorney's Jay Sekulow has written a book to address said subject. In the spirit of the old but true saying that knowledge is power, the informed author explains how ISIS and Hamas came to power, what their objectives and capabilities are, and how the world could expect another hellish genocide if the ruthless brutes continue to run rampant.

Bringing his knowledge of first-hand accounts involving the middle east and the laws of war and war crimes, Mr. Sekulow is sure to offer readers a better understanding of the threat right outside every nation's door. Non-fiction enthusiasts and the curious at heart can pick up their very own copy of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore on the week of October 13. With it being such a hot topic, it's sure to start flying off the shelves and right onto the bestseller's list.

Rise of Isis: what people don't know.
Rise of Isis: what people don't know.
YA book with an edge.
YA book with an edge.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Although this particular book has been on the New York Time's Bestseller's List for a good little while now, it is still worth checking out for the month of October--or if one's interests lie within the realms of the strange and unusual. Author Ransom Riggs first novel tells the gripping story of a young man investigating a rather odd abandoned orphanage. Set on an island in Wales, the curious and parentless Jacob begins to suspect that the supposed peculiar children were actually a danger to the rest of the world. With somewhat abnormal photographs to support the fictional fantasy Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is unnerving as well as inspiring. It's a perfect book for Halloween or for those with a supernatural fancy.

Here is your chance to put in your two sense. Let me know in the comments below what you think the world of readers should be sinking their imaginations into.

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      Erica Jackson 3 years ago from Summerville, South Carolina

      You're welcome MsDora

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for these brief reviews. Jay Sekulow is an interesting person and author; would love to check out his book. Dashner is on a "roll." His "world submerged in virtual reality" also sounds interesting. Thanks!