Waiting on Wednesday [224] – THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. This month I’m participating in Sci-Fi Month hosted by Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow, and celebrating all things science fiction with weekly sci-fi Waiting on Wednesday picks! Here’s what I’m excited about this week:

the-dark-netHell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy’s terrifying new horror novel

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. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real world unless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

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

A technophobic journalist named Lela 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.

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The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy. Releases in August 2017 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. So yeah, it does say “horror” up there in the description, but this is sci-fi horror, baby! Also, I’m so pleased to see another blue cover:-) Percy has written a bunch of stuff, including novels, comics and screenplays. I’m definitely going to check this one out!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted November 23, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 18 Comments

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18 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [224] – THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy

  1. Okay, so I am really into this novel. Like, an oculus for a blind person to see?! That is so plausible in the near future! I am very curious how ancient demons could invade the web too… And I picture a technophobic journalist as somewhat refuses to type on a keyboard so still summits all their papers on those yellow notepads to their editor XD
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    • Tammy

      I’ve heard a couple of other bloggers say the same thing, but I’m willing to try him. I just love the sound of this story:-)

    • Tammy

      It is quite a wait, darn it. Luckily there will be plenty of other books between now and then:-)

    • Tammy

      I do love internet stories, I guess because they feel so real, like something that could actually happen in our future:-)

  2. I like the sound of this – that ragtag bunch of characters sound like a very intriguing bunch indeed.
    Lynn 😀

    • Tammy

      I would guess adult because of the price I always check the price on Amazon to determine YA or adult. YAs are usually in the $17 – $18 range for a full price hardcover. And if you’re in the $25 range, it’s usually adult.