Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE POINT by John Dixon


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE POINT by John Dixon.  I was a big fan of Dixon’s novels, Phoenix Island and Devil’s Pocket, so I was thrilled to learn that he has a new book coming out.  I love that this is a sci-fi thriller that takes place at West Point and Scarlett sounds like my kind of protagonist.  I was recently approved for an ARC of this book and am really looking forward to starting it soon.


THE POINT by John Dixon

Publication Date:  August 7, 2018


From Goodreads:

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.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. Maysz
    Maysz says:

    Hi I love reading books too! And I want to read the point by Dixon! Thanks for blog I have a new thrilled book that I will read!

  2. Silvia
    Silvia says:

    This book had me at What if you had a power you had to hide from everyone–until now? 😀 Sounds like a very interesting and exciting read, thanks so much for sharing!

    Here’s mine 🙂

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    Scarlett sounds like a very cool character, and I like the twist on the West Point setting. Hope you enjoy this one!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      His books tend to be very action-packed, which I always enjoy. I read each of the two I mentioned in my post in about a day. Couldn’t put them down.

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