"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!
This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selection is:
(The Lost Souls, Book 1)
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
What if you were mankind's last chance at survival?
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Face with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones . There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity-and overwhelming in its danger.
But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life? (Summary from Goodreads)
This sounds like another amazing dystopian novel. It kind of seems like it might be a combination of Partials (inability to have babies and engineering/science) meets A Handmaid's Tale (rigid societal rules and gender roles.) Hmm...so many destroyed worlds to discover and so little time.
This cover creeps me out in a good way.
(Starcrossed, Book 2)
Release Date: May 29, 2012
As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she's running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.
I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for this sequel to Starcrossed! This is such a cool concept for a series! I love mythology of any type so this instantly appealed to me, but then the characters that Angelini has created grab a hold of you and don't let go! If you haven't read the 1st book, get to it! :)
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?