Waiting On Wednesday {13}



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Excepted Publication: March 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 


When We WakeMy name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity - even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.




I've never actually read anything by Karen Healey, even though practically all her YA books are on my to-read shelf! I'm kind of surprised and not surprised to find dystopian/futuristic novels still coming out to play, but I guess that has to do with the success of the Hunger Games film. Do you guys like that this genre is still going strong with new releases being set and manuscripts being brought?

Link me up your WOW and I'll pop on over!

9 comments:

  1. This one has been a popular choice... but really the cover reminds me of Beta by Rachel Cohn. I'm definitely looking forward on this book!

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    ~Jay
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    1. Ooh. I so did not pick that similarity! But now that you've mentioned it it does look alike!

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  2. I haven't heard about this one, but it sounds great! I'm definitely picking up a copy! Thanks for sharing!

    Check out what I'm Waiting On.

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  3. I'm waiting for this also! Can't wait to read it, haha. Great pick! :D

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  4. I love how the frost goes on her eyes. And the synopsis sounds really interesting. Great pick! :D

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  5. I'm about to run out of YA screaming from all the dystopian novels (I haven't been a fan of that trend but for one or two exceptions) still getting published, but I hope you love the novel when you get to read it! And I can't say I wouldn't see that cover in the bookstore. Lighter covers like this always catch my eye.

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  6. Love the cover and the book sounds pretty good. My WOW: World of Books

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  7. This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2210

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  8. Woah, this book does catch the eye! especially the very first line!
    and the cover is to die for!

    Check out what I'm waiting on

    Cheers!

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