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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

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


This week's WoW is . . .   



The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandana
Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her 'other', if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready. 

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this. 

Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive. 

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I featured this one in a cover reveal a few weeks ago, and I tried to express my excitement as well as possible; unfortunately, I don't think I managed to show you just how ridiculously excited I am about this book. 


The cover is, of course, a part of it.  I must say, it's one of my favorites of 2012.  It's so . . . haunting.  This one doesn't try to pull you in with lovely dresses and glitter and blown-up faces with deep, speculative looks.  It doesn't need to.  The dark, hollow feeling of the cover, the shadows and the clouds and her empty, image-filled face, are beyond stunning.  And even better?  That seems completely and utterly perfect for this book.


I love this idea. I love it, I love it, I love it.  I love the insane originality and incredible possibility. I love the idea of a girl who has been made for nothing but to mimic another.  I love that it's set in India.  I love that there will be romance, but it does not seem to be the main plot.  I love that it could be both creepy and  absolutely beautiful.  There are so many fantastic things that can be done with this idea, and I suspect it'll be even better than I've imagined.


What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave a link in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out!

10 comments:

Megan

That is one awesome cover. *-*

Sam

Brilliant choice. I am very excited for this book, too! I only discovered it recently but I love the sound of it and can't wait to read it. The cover is GORGEOUS. I completely agree that it's nice to see something a bit different to the usual girls in pretty dresses. ;)

Traci @ The Reading Geek

Great choice! I just heard about this book recently and it sounds so good! I love the whole idea of it and I am definitely looking forward to reading this. I also love the cover!

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Evie

Great pick, Lexie! I really love the cover, too! It is haunting and really.. eerie and mysterious :) Mmm.. And I do like the fact that it's not another pretty dress thingy :)

And the plot sounds fantastic, too! I haven't heard about this book before, so thanks for spotlighting it! I'm gonna go add it to my TBR and wishlist!

Hayley Waters

Hi Lexie! Great pick this week...didn't know about this book before, but the cover is pretty awesome and it looks like the plot will be awesome. It does seem pretty cool, and I'm going to go add it to my TBR as soon as possible.

I agree with absolutely everything you said. Huzzah for girls that aren't in dresses and stories with overly romantic plots. This book is one of the few I've seen that have broken the mould that I've seen so much in dystopians recently- plus finally we're getting some dystopians from other countries too- India would be a great place for one to be set! Can't wait for this novel to come out, and I will be looking forward to this book.

Sarah (The Book Life)

What a cool premise. People created as replacements for others when they die! This one sounds kind of epic and it's definitely on my wishlist! And I love that cover, so pretty :0)

Amy

Awesome choice!! I am looking forward to this book too!! It sounds absolutely intriguing!! The cover is amazing too!! Like you said, it seems to fit perfect with the premise of the book.

Michelle

Oh, that cover is GORGEOUS. And you're right, it perfectly captures the tone of that pitch. I'll definitely have to add this to me to-read list on Goodreads because *grabby hands*

Giselle

I'm so excited fro this one! I love the cover and the premise is just awesomesauce!!

Kristin

I've never heard of this book before but I really like that cover.
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