Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

"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 Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have been cursed with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby has spent nearly half her life desperately trying to hide the fact that she’s outwitted the camp’s sorting system—that she isn’t powerless, or safe. She’s one of the dangerous ones… and everyone knows what happens to them.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of teens who escaped their own camp, pursued along the way by terrifying bounty hunters. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close to him. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Before the end, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.


I love, love, love the sound of this.

The sense of danger and adventure is so tangible in the synopsis alone.  It sounds like a fast-paced, romantic, wild ride of a story, and I am always up for that.  To be perfectly honest, I hadn't even heard of this until BEA; then everyone kept saying how awfully excited they were for this, how desperate they were to get their hands on a copy, and I thought, Well, perhaps I should check this thing out. Y'know. Perhaps. 

And when I did, it took about .2 seconds for me to decide I needed this to be mine.  

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?



I need this like how a fat kid needs a chocolate cake! Gosh, I can't believe Disney*Hyperion only opened up requests on NG for librarians and book sellers and not for bloggers. D:

Great pick, Lexie!


I want this book SO BADLY! I looooved Brightly Woven with a passion, so I can't wait till this one releases! Fantastic pick! :D

Ivy Book Bindings


This does sound really good! I really enjoyed Brightly Woven too so I'm eager to get my hands on this as soon as I can. Plus that cover! I looove it! :D Great pick, Lexie!


This sounds like a really awesome book!! I am definitely looking forward to this one!

D.L.T. (Delaney)

I'm waiting for this one too!!! I think it's definitely something I would enjoy.

Wendy Darling

I love the premise behind this book. I was lucky enough to get an ARC, so hopefully it turns out to be good! Nice pick for this week, Rachel. :)

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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