Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Girl

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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 Lost Girl
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: August 28, 2012
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Pages: 432
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.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.
Guys, just when I think dystopian books are on their way out and getting a bit tired, something shakes things up...just a bit. The Lost Girl is that something for me. It sounds like a riveting blend of sci-fi and dystopia, which are two of my absolute favourites. Plus, there's an exotic element, or twist, which makes me want to read it all the more so. I truly hope this one is bridging the gap into something a bit unfamiliar and completely alluring. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This sounds interesting for sure! My WoW book was released today (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

  2. Ooh nice! Seeing a lot of this lately!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Ooooh what did you think of ToG? I'm on the fence and will post my review soon.

  4. A. It sounds SO The Island (2005 with Ewan McGregor). Have you seen it?
    B. Sounds gooooooooooood.
    C. I can't imagine these parents. I could never. So fake. Ick.

  5. The concept of having an "other" who can be a replacement for you is so creepy, but so intriguing. I feel an undeniable pull to this book for that reason. Can't wait!

  6. I've been hearing a LOT of good things about this one, so I can't wait! Amazing pick! :D 

    ~Keertana Ivy Book Bindings 

  7. I agree what you mean with dystopians - I love them so much, but the concepts can get very similar very quickly. This one sounds so original and I can't wait to read it. Great pick!

  8. This one kind of reminds of that movie, The Island, with Scarlet Johanssen and Ewan McGregor. I'm with you, though. I think the concept sounds intriguing and creepy all at the same time. I'd hate to have someone studying my life so closely they could step in and be me if needed.

  9. Thanks for alerting me to this one. It sounds pretty wicked!

  10. Great pick! This one sounds so good and I can't wait to read it. I love the whole concept, though it kind of reminds me of The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I'll definitely be reading this one when it comes out. :)

  11. This one does sound a bit revamped and nearly interesting. Great pick!

  12. I'm glad you agree! I'm quite excited for this one :)

  13. I can see the connection there, but I'm hoping it's totally different! :)

  14. Oh, I remember that one! I guess it does, actually, seem a bit familiar. I think it sounds utterly fascinating though :)

  15. Too true, and I'm glad I'm not alone in that thinking! :)

  16. This one does sounds pretty interesting and the cover kind of creeps me out since she doesn't have a face.  Great pick!  Here's my WoW: 

  17. It sounds a little like The Island - which I really enjoyed! I can't wait for this one, like you said, it sounds like a really great dystopian with a sci-fi twist!

    My WoW

  18. This sounds so creepy. I wouldn't want to step into another life.  Wait, I guess that depends on whose life it is! Lol! But this girl doesn't get to choose, so that sucks. Great pick. :)

  19. I actually haven't had the chance to buy it yet but I'm very excited for your review! If it is anything like Grave Mercy I will love it! 

  20. i can't wait 4 this book
    arggggggg/ why is waiting so hard

    my wow

  21. I have this one waiting on my bookshelf for me. I didn't realize that the release was so near! I need to get on it after Carnival of Souls.

    Magical Urban
    Fantasy Reads


  22. OH! Send me your addy info if you want me to mail it to you when I'm done. :)  I like to share with people that are eager to read books once I'm finished. <3


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