Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (65)

Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Door in the Forest by Roderick Townley - To be released March 22nd, 2010

At the mid point of three towns, in the center of three streams, in the heart of a forest, lies a mysterious island. Encircled by quicksand and sewn shut by vines, it is impenetrable to all but the poisonous snakes patrolling its waters. But Daniel is determined to get there, along with his friend Emily.

Emily is a bit mysterious herself. A girl who seems to know more than she can say, whose mother was taken away by government troops, and whose eccentric grandmother reads the future in her bubble bath.

Enter the soldiers. Their menacing commander is terribly interested in sleepy little Everwood. Is he searching for something? A treasure map? The island? The girl?

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I like that it sounds different from a lot of what's popular right now, and it sounds really good.

Okay, you're all going to know this one, but it's my birthday week and I want to talk about it.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano - To be released March 22nd, 2010

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: Same reasons as everyone else. :P

Hey, weird, both these books come out on March 22nd, 2011, and both last week's books came out on February 22nd, 2011. Weird!!!

Anyways, that's everything for this week.

Peace and cookies,
Laina

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