Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I'm looking forward to...

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date: 16 May 2016
Pre-Order: The Book Depository

Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing - if everything's planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?
(summary from Goodreads)

Yes, yes, yes! I adore Morgan Matson's books, she's an auto-boy for me, so I'm very excited about this new one. It sounds great and I love that cover!

What book caught your fancy this week? Tell me about it!

Oh, and before you go, be sure to enter my Birthday Celebration Giveaway! You could win $30AUD worth of books from The Book Depository!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ten Books to Read if You Like The X-Files

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list! This week's topic is:

Ten Books to Read if You Like The X-Files

Ultraviolet Liar The Body Finder Every Other Day Anna Dressed In Blood
Night Beach Undertow White Cat The Vespertine The Book of Blood and Shadow

I changed the topic up a little. It's meant to be "if you like this book or author", but my brain boycotted. I've been watching a lot of The X-Files recently, so I decided to just go with it. Bit of a varied list. The X-Files deals with so much more than aliens, so I've included books with shady governments, shape shifters, secret societies, psychic powers, and so on. Most have a mystery element to them, as The X-Files does. Enjoy!

What titles would you include in this list? Do you like The X-Files? Looking forward to the new miniseries next year? I am!

Oh, and before you go, be sure to enter my Birthday Celebration Giveaway! You could win $30AUD worth of books from The Book Depository!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Giveaway: Birthday Celebration

It's my birthday this week and as I have yet to host a giveaway here at Pinker Than Fiction since I began blogging again, I figure why not share the gift giving fun? So this week I'm going to giveaway the greatest gift of all - books! Because we can never have too many of them, right?

So here's the deal:

  • There's $30AUD worth of books from The Book Depository up for grabs!
  • One lucky winner wins it all!
  • Open Internationally, as long as TBD ships to your country - you can check here
  • Closes Midnight Monday 5 October (AEST) - or possibly Midnight Sunday 4 October. I may have made a mistake there, sorry!
  • I will be checking entries closely so play fair please
  • Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner

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Good luck!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Review: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Title: The Iron Trial
Authors: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Series: Magisterium, Book One
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
Published Date: 9 September 2014
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come...
(summary from Goodreads)

An imaginative read, The Iron Trial is a good start to a fantasy series, trying to put a new twist on some old faves.

So I knew going in that there'd been a lot of comparison to Harry Potter. And while reading, I definitely saw why. But that's pretty much expected. There's always commonalities between books of the same genre, and the magic school clique has them in spades. I will say, The Iron Trial didn't have the same effect on me Harry Potter did. With Harry Potter it was instant and lasting love, but The Iron Trial stands on its own, none the less, and it's worth the read. I enjoyed the world and story Black and Clare created, and I get the feeling it's only going to get better as the series continues. The Magisterium, the school of magic in this world, is pretty nifty. Built underground it's full of tunnels, rivers and changing rooms, plus elementals - awesome magical creatures and magicians who have taken their magic too far. This is the kind of place I'd love to spend some time exploring - preferably with a map that doesn't self destruct! - and Black and Clare's descriptions are engaging. The history of this world is interesting and the tidbits revealed as we read only adds to its appeal. There's a solid mythology here that I really like. For Call, the Magisterium has always been portrayed as a terrible and dangerous place, and it's different reading this story from the point of view of a character with this mindset as we can't help but wonder at the truth. Especially considering some of the teachers have, well, less than stellar teaching styles! Or at least, so it seems. Certainly not all is what it seems and from the beginning Black and Clare are working towards something big. Unfortunately the twist isn't all that surprising but it is still interesting and, for me at least, something a little different. I am absolutely intrigued to see where Black and Clare will take this story. 

What solidified my like of The Iron Trial is definitely Black and Clare's characters. Most especially Havoc and Warren. Here's to more awesome creatures in future books please! Call is snarky - sometimes borderline whiny - and I appreciate his determination and roll my eyes at his childish willfulness. It may not sound like a good thing, but it works. I'm especially appreciative of Call's disability. Yay for this type of diversity! Call's anger and shame but stubborn resolve rings true and at times it hit me right in the feels. The Iron Trial is wholly Call's story, but Black and Clare offer glimpses into the lives of their secondary characters that you know will turn into bigger plot points further along in the series. I like Aaron and Tamara. Their pasts hint at the makings of worrisome futures. Their tenuous friendship with Call is great. Their antagonisms are so very middle school it's perfectly annoying. These characters and their relationships are definitely the biggest appeal for my continuing this series, to see where they'll go. That, and the villain. It's not often the identity of the villain is so very up in the air, and this is the whole point of The Iron Trial and the rest of the Magisterium series. Black and Clare provide more questions for every answer, as is expected of book one in a series. And I want all of the answers! 

Fun, creative and magical, The Iron Trial is a good read. It's not the most original, but I don't think Black and Clare meant for it to be. It's simply trying something slightly different and I'm interested to see how it holds up. 


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (67)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Share all of the bookish goodies you got during the week!


Something About Love by Elana Johnson (eBook)

A very quiet week on the new book front.

Last weekend I attended Oz Comic Con and had a blast! Thought I'd share a few photos. On the Saturday I met some actors - Jed Brophy, Rachel Luttrell, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mark Sheppard, Jim Beaver, Rachel Nichols and Kris Holden-Reid. My photo op with Mark Sheppard and Jim Beaver is my favourite, below is just a snapshot of the actual photo. Sheppard was playing up his many characters less than pleasant attitudes by shouting at me to hurry up and get to my spot before then cuddling up to me. Fun! He also played up the rudeness at his panel with Jim Beaver, which was just hilarious. I also attended the Stargate: Atlantis panel that featured Rachel Luttrell and David Hewlett, and I laughed so hard I cried. Hewlett is always funny and it was great seeing him at another con, though I didn't get his photo op or autograph this time. My favourite autograph is from Kris Holden-Reid. I babbled at him for about 5 minutes about how I still think of him as Young Ivanhoe whenever I see him in another show or movie and that apparently blew his mind. It was his first acting role and so I've been declared his first fan...yeah, I'm a little embarrassing. I included the 20 year old VHS that I still own - and told him about - in the snapshot just so you can appreciate how much of a nerd I am. And proud of it! Most of the time. Ha!

On the Sunday I cosplayed for the first time ever! I went as Sadness from Inside Out while a friend of mine - who cosplays a lot and talked me into it - went as Disgust. She was awesome, always staying in character and making people laugh. I pouted a lot and got called cute or adorable many, many times. Below are some of the professional shots taken of us. It was definitely an experience!

How was your week? Do anything exciting? Get any new bookish things? Please share your own Stacking the Shelves post in the comments so that I can visit!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Dream job

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

If you could have any job, what would you do?

Realistically, I'd want to be a librarian. I am actually a qualified librarian and worked as one for 6 years, but certain circumstances changed. If I could, I'd definitely be a librarian again. I loved it.

Less realistically, but more epic dream job wise, I'd love to work in television or film. I have no idea as what, I just always loved the idea of being on set and being a part of shows and movies being made. I'd be happy to be an assistant!

How about you? What one job do you want?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

What's sounding good this week is...

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Reads
Published Date: 10 May 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.

Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.
(summary from Goodreads)

I always enjoy a good contemporary romance and this one sounds cute. I like the idea of astrology being a big part of it.

What new book have you discovered this week?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top Ten Books on my Spring 2015 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list! This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR
You know the drill, it's the opposite season here in good ol' Australia

Illuminae Black Widow The Boy Most Likely To Carry On Vengeance Road
Ink and Bone The Rest of Us Just Live Here Never Always Sometimes An Ember in the Ashes The Raven Boys

I went back and checked my Winter Top Ten list and I've read 6 of the 10 books I'd listed! Much better than I expected. With that in mind, I've transferred two - An Ember in the Ashes and The Raven Boys - to this list. I will get them read, I will! Some on this list I have on my shelves already and am planning to read soon, while others are being released in the next couple of months and I NEED THEM! Yeah, I'm mostly talking about Illuminae and Black Widow: Forever Red. What is taking so long?! Is it not October YET??

What books are you planning to read this Fall/Spring? Share your list in the comments and I'll pop over to check it out!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz

Title: If You're Lucky
Author: Yvonne Prinz
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published Date: 20 October 2015
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

I received this book through NetGalley from Algonquin for review.

Is Georgia’s mind playing tricks on her, or is the entire town walking into the arms of a killer who has everyone but her fooled?

When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky’s death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn’t have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky’s best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky’s father, charming Lucky’s mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?

Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s getting closer and closer to the truth about Fin, but as she does, her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what she’s saying.

As the chilling narrative unfolds, the reader must decide whether Georgia’s descent into madness is causing her to see things that don’t exist–or to see a deadly truth that no one else can.
(summary from Goodreads)

While not the mystery I was hoping for, Prinz paints a heart-pounding portrayal of paranoia.

If You're Lucky is a seriously fast-paced read. I was surprised at just how quickly I read this book. It jumps right in and never really slows down. In part, I can appreciate that. I do like a quick and easy read that doesn't drag the story out. But this is also a detriment to If You're Lucky because I simply wanted more. Prinz didn't so much build up to a climax as zoom right through it all. There really isn't much mystery to this book. Sure, Georgia is schizophrenic and suffers paranoid delusions so you're meant to be questioning what is actually real and what is not, but it was pretty clear. So right away that necessary tension and suspicion is missing. Rather than wondering about the who's, the why's and the how's and being suitably awed by the answers, I was just waiting for everyone else to catch up and so I wasn't as emotionally invested in If You're Lucky as I could've been. Unless you count the frustration. I was very frustrated that no other character ever questioned Fin. Even if he's not an actual murderer, if some guy began trying to replace my dead brother/son/boyfriend I wouldn't accept him with open arms to ease my grief, I'd be freaking angry. So it annoyed - and bored - me how easily every single character fell for Fin's charms. If just one other character was wary of his motives - not outright suspecting, just wary! - I could have appreciated this story just a little more. Plus I wanted more resolution at the end. When I watch mysteries I always want resolution when it come to the doubters - those that believe a suspect is too nice or 'normal', or don't support the victim, like Georgia. It was the same for If You're Lucky. Georgia deserved more, but instead the ending is rushed. It's over, so life goes on, the end. Ultimately I found it dissatisfying. 

What is done really well is Georgia's descent into paranoia when she chooses to stop taking her medication. I can see how Prinz tried to create a mystery in terms of Fin's guilt versus Georgia's delusions. At first Georgia trusts Fin, even develops feelings for him that he doesn't return, so it's easy to assume she could be wrong. It just didn't develop into more than that. The idea of a killer taking on their victim's life is not original, and Prinz didn't really bring anything new to this to make it unique. But what does captivate is her disquieting portrayal of the impact of paranoid delusions. Georgia's thought processes, her actions, her emotions all get caught up in this paranoia, and as the story is told through her point of view, we're caught up in it too. At times the tension was heart-racing. Georgia's grief at the loss of her brother is also poignant. But Georgia never had a voice outside her illness. It was kind of the be all end all of Georgia's personality, which was disappointing. And then there's Fin, who was really quite creepy and at times showed a cruelty that made my skin crawl. This book would have benefited from a deeper look at Fin, I think. There are elements to If You're Lucky that do work and if they were fleshed out and developed into a truly thrilling mystery, this book could have been everything it wanted to be.

If You're Lucky has the makings of an intense read but it just didn't come together. There's no real suspense, but Prinz does delve headfirst into paranoia to create a darker narrative. 



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Title: Made You Up
Author: Francesca Zappia
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published Date: 19 May 2015
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.
(summary from Goodreads)

Made You Up is a wild and surprising ride that delights and shocks at every turn.

Made You Up has an amazing narrative style that is quirky, engaging and unique. Told through Alex's point of view, who is schizophrenic and suffers delusions, we see the world through her eyes, and as she can't tell the difference between reality and delusions, neither can we. I loved it. Zappia constantly surprises with revelations of what actually is and is not real. The best thing about Made You Up is that it's really not easy to figure out. Often it blew my mind to find out just how wrong I was with my guesses. To begin with it's also kind of hilarious, but Made You Up soon takes a deeper and darker turn. Towards the end there is a lot thrown at us and it can at times have a real "WTF?!" effect. It left me reeling and while I can see how it might not be for everyone, I found it perfect. This isn't a book just about Alex's schizophrenia. Alex learns that every character is fighting their own battle - with bullying, abuse, depression, grief and more. There's so much to this book I just wasn't expecting and it is amazing, devastating and utterly heart-wrenching. The world is never just black and white and Zappia illustrates this in a vibrant, messy and epic burst of 'wow'. There was only one twist that I figured out early, and while it was a pretty big one, spotting it early didn't feel like a let down but was as devastating as it was intended to be. I was impressed by that. The emotion of Made You Up is powerful and it's a real credit to Zappia that that connection never wanes. 

As the narrative is quirky and diverse, so too are its characters (at least in terms of personality). I adored Alex. She constantly struggles with her schizophrenia but remains positive. She has this matter of fact attitude about it all and a wicked sense of humour that she never loses, even at the worst of times. Her illness is terrifying and you're always reminded of it, but at the same time you're grinning. It's a little messed up but that's kind of the point of Made You Up. Speaking of messed up - hello, Miles! What a jerk! But oh, how I love him. Dig a little deeper and you realise Miles is a jerk to cover heartbreak and loneliness, and oh, oh, oh. Hugs all round! Alex and Miles's chemistry zinged. They understood each other, argued with each other, challenged each other and comforted each other. I was all a flutter over their developing friendship and romance. Alex and Miles made me so freaking happy. They're a bright spot in Made You Up. Even at the darkest of moments, and believe me, there are some truly scary moments, Alex and Miles had me wanting to dance for joy all over the place. The secondary characters are just as awesome. Charlie always had me grinning, Tucker was sweet, I felt for Alex's parents, and the Athletics Support Group were hilarious and so accepting. Seriously, I just love everything and everyone in this book. I am a huge bouncing ball of gleeful 'yes' for Made You Up!

Zappia's debut is a beautiful, weird, charming, messy, terrifying, wonderful (and more!) read that is wholly original. Whatever your expectations, be prepared to have them exceeded. Made You Up is that good. Let go and just go with it! 


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (66)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Share all of the bookish goodies you got during the week!

A very quiet week on the bookish front.


Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins


Queen of Shadows buttons, with thanks to Bloomsbury!

That's it for me. This weekend I'm attending Oz Comic Con! Photos to come. Have a great one!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Featured Blogger Questions

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

Help us give our Feature Interview Questions a fresh look! What questions do you think we should ask our weekly features?

Something a little different this week! Hmmm...

Blogging Related Questions:

  • What meme/feature, if any, is your favourite to participate in and why? (Eg. Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, etc)
  • What are your Must Haves in designing your blog layout? (Eg. ratings breakdown, social media buttons, blog roll, current reads, etc)

Book Related Questions:

  • Which author would you pick to write a book about your life? What would it be called?
  • Which genre do you read the least? Why?
  • If you could be a certain character for a day, who would it be?
  • If you could spend one day in a bookish world, which would it be?

That's it from me! I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's suggestions. I bet there are some seriously creative questions out there! Please share a link to your Feature & Follow Friday post and I'll be sure to visit.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: The Infinite by Lori M. Lee

Title: The Infinite
Author: Lori M. Lee
Series: Gates of Thread & Stone, Book Two
Publisher: Skyscape
Published Date: 10 March 2015
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

I received this book through NetGalley from Skyscape for review.

The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.

Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.

To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.

In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known. (summary from Goodreads)

Lee expands on her fascinating world building, but the story still lacks the necessary thrill.

I admit to putting off reading this book because I didn't much enjoy the first, Gates of Thread and Stone. So right away my expectations were pretty low. Part of me hoped the story would grow from the flaws of the first, but unfortunately that just wasn't the case. I really like the world Lee has created. The Infinite, the hollows, Ninurta, Lanathrill, the Void - everything is interesting and Lee meticulously details every nook and cranny of the cities and landscapes. On one hand, I don't necessarily mind that, because this world definitely plays on the imagination. But for the most part it impacts the story in that there is so much description and world building, nothing of significance happens until almost the end - and then it's over, just like that. If tension intensified as we read this might not be such a negative thing, but personally I find too much of the plot twists to be obvious. Granted, one came out of nowhere - yay for unpredictability! - but then it fizzled because a certain character - well, changed their mind. It felt like such a major let down, to be honest. The action at the end of The Infinite is pretty good. It's certainly heart-stopping, but ultimately fleeting. I just want so much more from The Infinite. There's such potential for this series, but yet again it simply misses the mark.

The thing that most makes this series a "meh" for me is Kai. I cannot click with Kai. I find her so immature, much more so than I think is intended and I cannot get past it. To me, Kai is purely oblivious and it frustrates me. The story is unfocused and static because Kai is a mediocre MC. The first book she was all about Avan and that hasn't really changed. She's still all Avan this and Avan that, but now it's interspersed with food. Those are Kai's two major thought processes throughout The Infinite - Avan and food. I find Kai's place in the events of this series implausible. She's entirely out of touch with what's happening around her until it's too late - and yet everything revolves around her. Everyone turns to her and it makes me want to scream at times. I couldn't appreciate many of the relationships throughout this book either. Avan and Reev are mere blips in The Infinite. So much of Kai's intentions are meant to be connected to her love of these two but this time I wasn't feeling it. I was feeling Mason - I quite love Mason, okay? I was even rooting for him a little as a love interest, but I am seriously relieved a love triangle didn't actually develop here. That would have been too much. The Infinite introduces new characters to the series which made for a change. Their parts in the story are too tied to spoilers to mention much about them, but where they go from here could be intriguing. Though not so much so that I'm desperate to read the third book. This may be it for me.

There's elements to The Infinite that are exciting, but as a whole, the story and characters fall short.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting on A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

The book that caught my fancy is...

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published Date: 15 March 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

Five gifted teenagers are selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780's to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace was sealed after the aristocrats fled there. No one has set foot in it for over two centuries.

Now, in the present day, the teenagers enter with cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art security, scientists and chaperones. And then a brutal accident occurs. No way out. Caught in the dark.

They will have to fight to survive. But are they really alone in the depths?
(summary from Goodreads)

I'm definitely liking the sounds of this one! Plus I saw it described as for fans of Cabin in the Woods, so yes, please! 

What book are you waiting on?