Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday Memes: The Point by John Dixon

Happy Friday everybody!
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"You came here as children," keynote speaker Senator Wesley Ditko said, "but you leave here as men and women."
Friday 56:
Scarlet laughed. Playing dumb was a thing with the meatheads. Not a bad plan, she thought. Do your job, play stupid, and keep expectations low. Not a bad plan at all.
This week I am reading The Point by John Dixon. I was invited to read this review title. I couldn't pass up a science fiction/mystery. Here is the description from Amazon:
What if you had a power you had to hide from everyone—until now? In this bold sci-fi action thriller, a secret training program at West Point is turning misfits into a new generation of heroes.

Welcome to The Point, future leaders of the Posthuman Age.

New Cadets, society is not ready for you. The oldest, fiercest fear is ignorance. The general population would burn you at the metaphorical stake.
Here, you will train alongside other posthumans. You will learn to control and maximize your powers and to use them for the greater good. You will discover camaraderie and purpose.
You will become a part of something bigger than yourselves: the Long Gray Line. 

Scarlett Winter has always been an outsider, and not only because she’s a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker—she has been hiding superhuman powers she doesn’t yet understand. Now she’s been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. Scarlett and her fellow students are learning to hone their skills, from telekinetic combat to running recon missions through strangers’ dreamscapes. At The Point, Scarlett discovers that she may be the most powerful cadet of all. With the power to control pure energy, she’s a human nuclear bomb—and she’s not sure she can control her powers much longer.

Even in this army of outsiders, Scarlett feels like a misfit all over again, but when a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, duty calls and Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater: a hero.


  1. Sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. I'm intrigued for more!! Happy weekend!

  3. This sounds interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  4. Sounds like "the deep state" with the secret training program. My Friday Quotes

  5. Happy Friday!

    Ooh, this book sounds interesting!

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  6. I haven't read this author before. Sounds really intriguing.

    My Friday post is here.

  7. This sounds like a fun read. I hope you like it.

  8. Probably not something I'd pick up, but sounds interesting nonetheless. Happy weekend!

  9. I really loved this one! Happy reading!

    Check out my Friday post and please vote in my Make Me Read It Readathon poll

  10. This one's on my wishlist. It sounds so good! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  11. I don't read much science fiction but I have enjoyed what I have read and I really like that beginning. I'd definitely give this one a try!

  12. This sounds really intriguing! I love the premise and the quote! I hope you enjoy this one!


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