Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bookworm News: Reviews and New Releases | Awesome Giveaway

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs
Morgan Dey pays a high price to help out the ones she loves in Carol Riggs's The Body Institute. Riggs has created a complex futuristic world. With the government's need to have healthy citizens, the Body Institute was formed to help teens lose the extra pounds by implanting mind-maps of Reducers into the Loaners' bodies. The Reducers work out and lose the pounds and then return to their own bodies while the Loaner returns to his/her original body and works to keep the newly lost weight off. As someone who has been on the Loaner end in the weight battle, too many times I've wished I could wake up a new thinner me. As Morgan tries to lose a hundred pounds for her newest Loaner body, I felt a true connection with her and shared in Morgan's joys and sorrows. I love how the novel revolves around the philosophy of whether or not we are our minds or our bodies or some combination of the two. The romance between Morgan and a fellow Reducer was super sweet and adorable. They had a wonderful soul connection with each other. The action in this science fiction story brought me to the edge of my seat, and I shed so many tears with Morgan at what happens to her. The end of the story was satisfying and a complete standalone tale, but I'd love to read more in this world Riggs has created in the future. The Body Institute by Carol Riggs has become one of my favorite reads this year.

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs
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If you're looking for some new spec fic books, then you're in luck. Graeme Ing has collected 35 free speculative fiction reads. Some are free on Amazon and others are free by signing up for the author's newsletter. It's a great list, so check them out.

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Welcome to the kickoff for September's giveaway. All of the books are fab and the authors are amazing. Seriously you don't want to miss out. Here's the link to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. And here are the books.

  September Giveaway Covers


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think that's the longest list of book releases I've ever seen!

Nick Wilford said...

Definitely intrigued by the premise of The Body Institute. That's on my list.

Happy to be part of the giveaway alongside excellent company!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Carol's book sounds awesome. So glad you liked it. And what a great theme.

Christine Rains said...

Carol's book sounds really original and neat. I'd sure like someone to be able to do the working out for me!

Crystal Collier said...

I can't wait to read Carol's book! It's been such a long time in the making.

Julie Flanders said...

I've seen so much praise for Carol's book and am so looking forward to reading it. Sounds amazing.

cleemckenzie said...

That is one LIST! And exciting, too! Great 5 -e-book giveaway, Cherie!

Catherine Stine said...

That is a ton of Sept releases! I'm glad my new YA comes out in December. But hey, congrats to all of the Sept authors.

M Pax said...

Congrats to Carol on what sounds like a fantastic read. And wow, what a long list of books.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What's scary is that list doesn't even encompass what comes out in one day now.

Melissa Sugar said...

That's quite a list. I'm glad I stumbled over this way today and found it. My husband, will be very unhappy, when he sees the Amazon charges. LOL Thanks for sharing the list of new releases.

Anonymous said...

That's a wonderful ebook giveaway. I look forward to reading Carol's book.

DMS said...

Definitely lots of books coming out this month! Thanks for sharing your review of Carol's book. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a lot of releases this month.

Nicola said...

Wow,a long list of hard working writers. I wish each and everyone of them lots of success with their new releases. Thanks for the post, Cherie. Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

I'm seeing a bunch of books I'm going to check into further! Lots of releases, congrats to them all :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

What an interesting concept for a story! Love it. I suppose that ends the debate of mind over body matter.

Murees Dupè said...

Thank you for keeping us in the know of new releases.

alexia said...

I'm so excited for Carol and her debut!

Cathy Keaton said...

Okay, that's a lot of books being released in September!

Shelley Sly said...

I can't wait to read The Body Institute! It's on my mental To Read list (and will be on my Goodreads one, if I ever update it.) Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Body Institute. And wow that is a lot of new book releases. Congrats to everyone :)

Nas said...

Wow! What a list. Some I knew about but some books on your list were completely new to me. Thanks.

Sandra Cox said...

That's a fascinating concept and I bet it will appeal to a lot of folks.
Thanks for adding Ghost For Sale to the September list:)

Heather R. Holden said...

Whoa, that's a lot of books coming out in just September! Also great review! The Body Institute has such a fascinating premise...

emaginette said...

The book does sound intriguing. :-)

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