Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up. The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway. - Goodreads
I swear, dystopian is the new black. It keeps popping everywhere and what's positive about it is every book always introduces a new concept. Say for example, my WoW for today. The Forsaken just sounds so interesting and the cover was pretty fabulous as well, it looks very different in a good way. I think I'll just hibernate until July 10.
What are you waiting on?
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