Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (86)

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

Eve by Anna Carey - To be released October 4th, 2011)

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read this: Well, I like the idea of an 18 year old main character, and I really, really want to know what really happens to the girls after they graduate! Caleb sounds yummay, and I love the cover. It reminds me a little of Heather Dixon's Entwined. (I'm pretty sure it's not the same stock photo, though, because I've spent more time than I care to admit playing with the stock photo of Entwined's cover. Seriously.)

Mercy Lily by Lisa Albert - To be released October 11th, 2011

A poetic, moving story about a teen who must make an unimaginable choice

Mama has slowly been losing herself to MS. After traditional treatment fails, she takes bee sting therapy, administered by Lily, to alleviate her pain. Lily is trained as a veterinary assistant, so she can easily handle the treatments. What she can't handle is what happens when the bee sting therapy fails and it becomes clear that Mama wants to die.

One beautiful summer day, Lily's mother asks her for the most impossible thing of all—mercy. They live in Oregon, where the Death with Dignity Act allows a patient to make the decision to end their own life.

While navigating first love, friendship, and the other normal worries faced by high school sophomores, Lily also has to choose: grant Mama's request, or cling to Mama's fading life for all it's worth.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read this: It sounds so sad! And I'll probably cry. But I hope it'll be worth it.

So what are you waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina

1 comment:

  1. Eve looks amazing! I had never heard of it before, thanks for the rec, it's definitely going on my list.

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