Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (3): The Forsaken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Book: The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse
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?
Leave your link down below so I can check yours out.

PSST. I have a giveaway going on. You might want to head there for a chance to win. I know you want to. ;)


  1. Very interesting to test positive for violence and then have to be sent to some crazy island?! That will be one heck of a horrible dystopian world. Thanks for visiting My WOW!

  2. Can't wait for this book to be released! Such a great choice :D

    Claire Reads WoW

  3. Great pick, Sarah! This sounds awesome! Gotta check this out! :))

    Eunice @ Book Overdose

  4. This sounds like a great survival story Sarah! Thanks for introducing me to it!

  5. Oh, I just loooooove this cover, but the summary is equally awesome. Can't wait for this one to be released. ♥ Awesome pick!

    Fictional Distraction

  6. Going to make for one of the better stories this year! Great pick
    Loads of folks talking about this one - highly anticipated!

    My WoW

    @TCAbn The Motley Chronicles

  7. This sounds really great. I can't wait for this one . :))

    Thanks for dropping by. :D
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  8. Dystopian books are the best. <3 :D Not really liking this cover :\ but it does sound like an awesome book :D Great pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  9. That cover is crazy. This is new to me thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my wow:)

  10. Thats a very different cover. I know Dystopian books are all the rage right now, but they are so good.
    Great wow pick.

    Books of Love

  11. I have never heard of this one, but it sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Saw this one up on Net Galley~ cover looks gorgeous but i'd think twice before getting it... dunno why XD

    My WoW picks here

    We Fancy Books

  13. I've seen this one somewhere before and it sounds SO good! Great pick. Thanks for stopping by Libby Blog and checking out our Waiting on Wednesday this week. Happy reading!

  14. YES PLEASE. I'm addicted to dystopians - I'll never get over them. And that cover is seriously amazing.

  15. This book sounds really interesting..I will be sure to check it out!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  16. Wow. This book sounds kind of depressing, but being the dystopian nut that I am, I'm sure I'll end up reading it. I keep picturing The Wheel like that island in Disney's Pinnochio where all the boys turn into donkeys--lol.

    But WOW, look at that cover! I love new concepts in YA covers.


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