Waiting on Wednesday: The Haven

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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...

Title: The Haven
Author: Carol Lynch Williams
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: April 9, 2014
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Pages: 240

For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs—and memories.

But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo. What if everything they’ve been told is a lie? What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be? And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions?
Guys, it's been a while since I've read a really good dystopian, and those of you that know me...know that I really, really love dystopian books, so I've kind of been going through withdrawals. I spotted this bad boy based on the cover, and the walls kind of reminded me of the prison from The Walking Dead so, naturally, I was sold. I know. I'm such a cover slut. The point is, The Haven sounds pretty dang dark, and I really hope that it lives up to the premise because, let's be honest, who doesn't want a really good dystopian to dominate the genre? What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

48 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book before. Thanks for putting it on my radar! :)

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  2. I've been coveting this one too. It doesn't come out for sooooo long - the wait is excruciating. And it's been a while since a read a good, solid dystopian. Great pick this week!

    Bekka
    Pretty Deadly Reviews

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  3. Nice! Been seeing this one WoW'd a lot lately! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. This does look dark and amazing! The dystopian genre definitely needs something that stands out among the crowd---this might be the one!

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  5. Oh I've never see this book before and I agree it does sound fantastic! The cover is so dark and pretty too. I've heard great things about Carol Lynch Williams books too, so I hope this will be a good one! Great pick Melissa! :)

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  6. Of course! I'm super excited for this one :)

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  7. Thank you, Bekka! I'm pretty excited, myself. Here's hoping it lives up!

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  8. Thanks, Jasprit! There's something wrong with me haha I like dark books ;)

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  9. I am, too, which is why I need something FRESH! I hope, hope, hope it lives up!

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  10. April 2014? Jeez Melissa! Make us wait why don't you! I've been on a dystopian kick lately, and I just don't seem to be tiring of them. This will definitely be on my "must have" list for next year!

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  11. Ooooh. Great pick, Melissa! I hadn't heard of this one yet. The cover is so creeptastic and it sounds awesome. Only, um, 11 months to go...
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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  12. MUAAHAHAHA well, with any luck, you'll snag this bad boy at BEA and I'll have to beg you for it ;)

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  13. hahah right? nasty, nasty buggers. it was supposed to be 2013, but they pushed it. rawr!

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  14. I've been avoiding Dystopians lately, I just can't find a great one... But this? Wow!! I hope it's as fantastic as it looks/sounds!!


    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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  15. Now I'm not a dystopian fan, but I've heard so many good things about Carol Lynch Williams that I'd like to read something by her.

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  16. Isn't Carol Lynch Williams the author of The Chosen One? If so, I've heard amazing things about her. I love the cover of this one (and I totally judge books by their covers). :)

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  17. Oooh, really nice find, Melissa! I love a GOOD dystopian but the market is so saturated these days that sometimes they're hard t find! However, this one sounds great! I also love the cover! This is going on my wish list!

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  18. Yes! She's an amazing author, so I'm excited and hope this lives up!

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  19. She's a really, really good storyteller...I think I'd read it based on that alone haha

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  20. Here's hoping it's as good as it sounds then, huh?!

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  21. Oh! This one looks good! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Great choice! this looks awesome I can't wait for this either : )

    my WOW and giveaway

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  23. I haven't heard much about this one. I'm not the biggest dystopia fan but if this gets good buzz, I'll check it out.

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  24. Oooh, really nice find, Melissa! I love a GOOD dystopian but the market is so saturated these days that sometimes they're hard t find! However, this one sounds great! I also love the cover! This is going on my wish list!

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  25. Thanks, Leanna! I'm really hoping this is a good TRUE dystopian because the author has yet to disappoint me with her work!

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  26. I've been avoiding Dystopians lately, I just can't find a great one... But this? Wow!! I hope it's as fantastic as it looks/sounds!!


    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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  27. Here's hoping it's as good as it sounds then, huh?!

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  28. Now I'm not a dystopian fan, but I've heard so many good things about Carol Lynch Williams that I'd like to read something by her.

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  29. She's a really, really good storyteller...I think I'd read it based on that alone haha

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  30. Isn't Carol Lynch Williams the author of The Chosen One? If so, I've heard amazing things about her. I love the cover of this one (and I totally judge books by their covers). :)

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  31. Yes! She's an amazing author, so I'm excited and hope this lives up!

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  32. Ooooh. Great pick, Melissa! I hadn't heard of this one yet. The cover is so creeptastic and it sounds awesome. Only, um, 11 months to go...
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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  33. hahah right? nasty, nasty buggers. it was supposed to be 2013, but they pushed it. rawr!

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  34. April 2014? Jeez Melissa! Make us wait why don't you! I've been on a dystopian kick lately, and I just don't seem to be tiring of them. This will definitely be on my "must have" list for next year!

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  35. MUAAHAHAHA well, with any luck, you'll snag this bad boy at BEA and I'll have to beg you for it ;)

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  36. OOH! This one sounds GREAT! I'm a bit burned out on the whole genre but, every once in a while, a story can really surprise me and pull me in. That blurb certainly did! (Not sure about the cover...it's a bit bland, though I do like the threatening sky.)

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  37. I am, too, which is why I need something FRESH! I hope, hope, hope it lives up!

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  38. Oh I've never see this book before and I agree it does sound fantastic! The cover is so dark and pretty too. I've heard great things about Carol Lynch Williams books too, so I hope this will be a good one! Great pick Melissa! :)

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  39. Thanks, Jasprit! There's something wrong with me haha I like dark books ;)

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  40. Thank you, Bekka! I'm pretty excited, myself. Here's hoping it lives up!

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  41. Of course! I'm super excited for this one :)

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