Waiting on Wednesday #1

Posted July 26, 2017 by Fran in Waiting on Wednesday / 8 Comments

 

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Welcome to my very first Waiting on Wednesday! Originally created by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, this weekly feature gives readers the chance to display their favourite upcoming releases. Come and see what I have picked this week!

THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy
Expected publication: August 3rd 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

TheDarkNet_BenjaminPercyHell on earth is only one click of a mouse away…

The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah — who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness– wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.

What do you think? Leave a comment with your WoW link so I can see what you have picked!

8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #1

    • Hi Jessica, nice to see you here again! I firstly saw it on Goodreads as I was looking for books to feature on Wow, and it caught my attention. When I discovered it was going to be published by one of the UK publishers I used to review for, I simply HAD to request it!

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