Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Jo Treggiari
Published: June 1, 2011
Genre: YA, Dystopian
A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.
Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park.
But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.
Two words: Dystopian fiction. Besides this contemporary kick I'm on (which I owe to Raw Blue), I have this fascination with dystopian books. There's something about the fact that a world can be so bleak but still have glimmers of hope and peace that I love. Ashes, Ashes, if it lives up to the premise, sounds dark and extremely promising. Plus, there's a touch of mystery thrown into the mix with the MC's identity, so I'm sold! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?
Soooo I know I'm super slacking on blog comments right now, but please bear with me, guys! I'm currently on my way for a holiday in South Africa to visit family, so things should be settled by tomorrow night. Thanks for staying loyal and lovely! :)