Author: Isaac Asimov
Title: I, Robot
Series: The Robots (book 1)
Publication Date: 1950
Synopsis: “They mustn’t harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence…but only so long as that doesn’t violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities-and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren’t content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren’t either.
As humans and robots struggle to survive together- and sometimes against each other-on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Here human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same questions: What is a human? And is humanity obsolete?"
Author: Kathleen Duey
Title: Sacred Scars
Series: A Resurrection of Magic (book 2)
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "Sadima, Franklin, and Somiss, driven out of Limòri by a suspicious fire, are living in a cave hidden within the cliffs that overlook the city. Somiss is convinced the dark passages of the caves were the home of ancient magicians, and his obsession with restoring magic deepens. Sadima dreams of escape — for her, for Franklin, and for the orphaned street boys Somiss has imprisoned in a crowded cage. Somiss claims he will teach these boys magic, that they will become his first students, but Sadima knows he is lying.
Generations later, Hahp is struggling to survive the wizards' increasingly dangerous classes at the Limòri Academy of Magic. He knows the fragile pact he has forged with his secretive roommate, Gerrard, will not be enough to put an end to the evil. It will take all the students acting together to have any chance of destroying the academy. Building trust, with few chances to speak or plan, will be almost impossible, but there is no choice."
Author: James Patterson
Series: Maximum Ride (book 6)
Publication Date: 2010
Synopsis: "Max and the Flock are flying high over Africa, but this time they're not alone. A sky full of cargo planes accompanies the team as they bring much-needed aid to the continent's poverty stricken regions. Among the volunteers is the mission's benefactor–the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him–and his intense scrutiny of the Flock–that makes her nervous."
I'm really excited about this weeks pile of books. I picked up I, Robot because I loved the movie, plus I've been meaning to read an Isaac Asimov book for ages. The Musicians Daughter sounded really good so I decided to give it a shot (and so far it's really good). I was happy when I saw Sacred Scars was available from my library and so immediately put it on hold. I also got Fang which I read last night.
So that all for me this week in books. Cannot wait to see what everyone else got. Hope y'all had a fantastic book week.
1. All books were borrowed from my library.