blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday – 08/11/10

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday – 08/11/10

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

by Lauren DeStefano
March 22, 2010

What if you knew exactly when you would die? 

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. 

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home. 

by Andy Mulligan
Oct 2010

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it.Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael-s world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It-s a bag of clues. It-s a bag of hope. It-s a bag that will change everything.Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man-s mission to put right a terrible wrong.And now it's three street-boys against the world..

What are you waiting for?

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Blodeuedd said...

Wow, Wither sounds like a really bleak and scary book. Loving that cover, and sure want to read it

Golden Eagle said...

Those sounds like amazing books! The concepts are intriguing.

Tales of Whimsy said...

O I can't wait for Wither either :)

Here is my WOW

Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Love the sound of Wither! And that cover is so harsh... but gorgeous! My eyes are peeled for these two books once they get released.

Aleksandra said...

Both great choices :) I've added them on my wishlist :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the cover for wither is so gorgeous! i have it on my to read list too!

YA Book Queen said...

Nice pick! Wither sounds intense!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Wither has a Mandy Moore look

Liz. R said...

I love the cover of Wither! I think I'd read it just because of that :P.

Dazzling Mage said...

Oh, I can't wait for Withered too! Great WoW picks!

Ladytink_534 said...

I think I'd really like Wither

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