blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday 5/18/11

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday 5/18/11

WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

ABOVE 
Leah Bobet
Spring 2012
Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Matthew discovers that Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.
This just looks interesting and loving the cover!


author: Paul Dowswell
Aug 2011
When Peter's parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland. But Peter is Volksdeutscher—of German blood. With his blond hair and blue eyes, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler Youth poster. The Nazis decide he is racially valuable. Indeed, a prominent German family is pleased to adopt such a fine Aryan specimen into their household. But despite his new "family," Peter feels like a foreigner—an ausländer—and he is forming his own ideas about what he sees and what he's told. He doesn't want to be a Nazi. So he takes a risk—the most dangerous one he could possibly choose in 1942 Berlin. . . .
Something we haven't seen a lot of in YA and we like the guy protagonist.


author: Julianna Baggott
Feb 2012
A dystopian novel about a society of haves, who escaped an apocalypse in a futuristic dome-covered city, and have-nots, who survived the nearly destroyed outside world. The have-nots are almost entirely marked or mutated in some manner.

PURE centers around the story of Pressia, a 16-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused into her left hand, and Partridge, an unmarked Pure who has escaped the Dome to find his mother, certain that she has survived the cataclysm.
Doll's head fused in her hand? Gotta check this out. And the film rights have already been sold!


What are you waiting for?



12 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

The first one sounds good, and the last one..doll's head 0_o

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG Above looks and sounds amazing. It's like City of Ember with freaks. LOVE it. Great find!

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Nice picks! Above looks amazing and is now going straight on my wishlist! That cover is gorgeous.

Natframpton said...

The first one. Above. That looks amazing! great choices

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I'll take Above please! Hm... will have to check out those others too...

Jenny N. said...

Its my first time hearing about PURE. The dolls head fused to the hand is creepy but at the same time I totally want to read it.

Book Monster said...

Great WOW picks :)

Yas said...

both pure and above sound very interesting! thanks for sharing...

here's ming: http://bookcomfort.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Midnight Bloom said...

I really like the cover for Above. It just grabs your attention right away even if the summary still kind of confuses me, lol. And is that the CN Tower I spot in the background? That's so cool! :)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I have Auslander, I still have to read it though. Above looks amazing, and the cover is gorgeous. Pure looks good too.
I'm adding them to my TBR list!
Great list!

danya said...

I hadn't heard of The Auslander before but it sounds quite fascinating! The cover is striking and guy protagonists in YA are so rare it's always nice to see another one. Have added it to my tbr list, thanks!

Karis Jacobstein said...

I love Julianna Baggott! The Ever Breath is one of my favorite MG books!

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/05/www-5-and-waiting-on-wednesday-may-17th.html

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