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March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)
Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy. 
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up. 
The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
I was browsing through Goodreads when I came across this and just had to see what it was all about. This seems like a really intruiging new dystopian. A place where they send would be ciminals? An island? It sounds like a fight for survival. Yes. Count me in. Also, this cover is pretty awesome. Just look at all the elements that make it up. The satellites, the girl, the trees, the lines and the colors. I can't wait to be able to pick this one up. All you fans of dystopian might want to add this one to your to be read lists :)What do you guys think? Interesting? Let me know below! And don't forget to leave your links.


  1. Ohhhh this does look really cool!!! I love that cover!! I'll definitely have to check this one out :) Great pick!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  2. Oh yes, this one looks amazing!

    My WoW

  3. I am so glad I read your post! We once had a discussion about would-be-criminals, and possible solutions in philosophy in 11th grade or something, and this sounds like the book we should have read back then!

    Patricia // My WOW

  4. This does sound amazing! Love hearing about new twists on dystopians. I'll definitely be picking this book up- awesome choice!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves