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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

[Meme] Waiting On Wednesday: The Forsaken and Quarantine: The Loners



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

I am very excited about these two books coming out next week. Both are new series in the dystopian genra, and we all know how much I love those!

Book One:

Title: The Forsaken
Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 10, 2012

Synopsis:

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.

Book Two:

Title: Quarantine: The Loners
Author: Lex Thomas
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: July 10, 2012

Synopsis:

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive. 
 
What book(s) are you waiting for right now?

8 comments:

  1. Forsaken sounds so amazing! I can't wait to read it and that cover is so unique! Great picks this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    1. I know right! I think it's the book I have been most excited for in a while. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I picked The Forsaken to!!! I have read Quarentine and it is awesome!!

    My WOW and international giveaway

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    1. Great choice! It looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I'm very excited for The Forsaken, great pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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    1. Hi Candace! Thanks for compliments and thanks for following!

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